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New UoN student leader vows to search if she’s related to Anne Waiguru

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University of Nairobi Students Association president Ann Mwangi Mvurya has cleared the air on claims of possible blood relations with Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

Ms Mvurya’s striking resemblance to Governor Waiguru kick started online discussions on their possible relationship

But in an interview with Nairobi News, the student leaders declared that she is not in any way related to the governor, but is now curious to probe her ancestry further.

“We are not related but I will be meeting her soon to compare our ancestry now that people have raised the matter,” Mvurya told Nairobi News.

The 20 year-old said she was awed when she saw the congratulatory message posted by Governor Waiguru online.

“Before my win, it was just a University of Nairobi affair but now the conversation has drawn in the position of women leaders in the society. A congratulatory message from her was unexpected and I would love her mentorship because I admire her strength and resilience,” she said.

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Mvurya said her zeal for leadership started early. She was  a head girl at Kings Academy Nakuru and held various leadership positions at Bahati Girls High School, Nakuru.

“I have always been a leader, I wanted to vie for this position last year but I was disqualified just because I was a first year but now that we are here I intent to focus on what the students want from us as leaders,” she said.

CHANGE CONSTITUTION

Among her first assignment is to tour the university’s 12 campuses and collect students’ views on changing the constitution to have students directly chose their chair as opposed to the current electoral colleges system.

“The current UNSA constitution has its good and bad. It gives an opportunity for all people to vie, giving variance in ethnicity and gender while on the other side it locks out good leaders on some flimsy reasons that lead to disqualification like my case last year where a first year is not allowed to vie. I will get the views of the students on what should change,” she said.

Mvurya became the first female president at the institution after garnering 24 votes out of a possible 36, with Samuel Ayoma, her closest rival, getting a paltry eight.

source:Nairobinews

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Janet Wanja announces engagement to Italian boyfriend

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Could the wedding bells be ringing for Kenyan volleyball star Janet Wanja?

The Kenya Pipeline setter on Tuesday took to Facebook and announced her engagement to Italian boyfriend Giulio Calauti.

This piece of news was received with excitement and congratulatory notes from her friends on Facebook with some asking when to expect her in a wedding gown.

VISIT HIS FAMILY

Wanja has been dating Giulio for the past year or so and at some point, the Italian invited the Malkia Striker to Italy to visit his family.

And perhaps to show her commitment, Wanja appears to be learning some Italian going by the recent birthday message she posted to her better half.

“I thank God for blessing you yet another year to celebrate. My prayer is He keeps watching over you as He Always Has. Grazie mio cuore (thank you my heart) for always being there for me and loving me in waits I could never have imagined,” wrote Wanja.

The development provides a triple celebration for Wanja who recently helped the national women volleyball team win the African Games title in Morocco.

She also landed a lucrative endorsement deal with a betting company believed to be worth millions of shillings.

Janet Wanja.

by NN

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17th body found floating on Nairobi River during clean-up

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A body of an infant has been found during the ongoing clean-up of Nairobi River in Korogocho area.

The discovery brings to 17 the number of bodies retrieved from the river since Governor Sonko launched the Nairobi River cleanup exercise early last year, according to Nairobi county government spokesman Elkana Jacob. So far, bodies of 13 infants and four adults have been retrieved from the river.

“Right now we are still in shock,” said Fredrick Okinda, chairman of Komb-Green Solutions, the organisation behind the clean-up. “One of us saw the floating baby and we rushed to save him as a team. We managed to recover him but he was already dead.”

This is the ninth baby his organisation has found in one section of the river in a few months. The team has buried the bodies in a makeshift grave next to the river.

PLASTIC BAG

Okinda believes that this was another aborted baby and has previously blamed illegal clinics for some of the bodies found.

In May, the clean-up crew found the body of an eight-year-old boy, just days after the bodies of twin babies were discovered in a plastic bag.

Abortions are illegal in Kenya, unless a woman’s life or health is in danger.

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The news coincides with the first day of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which sees thousands of experts in sexual and reproductive health gather in Nairobi.

Some 6,000 people – including heads of state, government ministers and donors – will gather to discuss everything from sex education to maternal deaths and child marriage.

The event has come under fire from Christian groups who claim that it is promoting abortion and homosexuality in Kenya.

At a press conference on Monday, Saitoti Torome, Principal Secretary at the State Department of Planning, said authorities had been engaging with faith-based organisations to ensure that concerns were addressed.

“There is no attempt to push issues like homosexuality and abortion at this conference,” he said.

“This is a global summit, not a Kenya summit,” added Arthur Erken, UNFPA’s Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships.

“This is an important issue for women and girls and that is why we cannot shy away from these difficult issues. What to do with it afterward is the sovereign right of every nation.”

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Nyashinski changes his name through gazette notice

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Rapper Nyashinski has dropped one name from his official name. In a gazette notice issued on November 1, Nyashinski, whose real name is Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu, now wishes to only be referred to as Nyamari Ongegu.

Abandoning the use of his first name, Inyatta.

“Notice is given that by a deed poll dated the 10th April, 2019 duly executed and registered in the registry of Documents at Nairobi. Formerly known as Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu formally and absolutely renounced and abandoned the use of his former name Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu, and in lieu thereof assumed and adopted the name Nyamari Ongegu, for all purposes and authorizes and requests all persons at all times to designate, describe and address him by his assumed name Nyamari Ongegu only,” read part of the gazette notice.

Nyashinski is yet to reveal the reasons for his decision to drop the name.

It appears the rapper made the decision before celebrating his traditional wedding to his longtime girlfriend Zippy Jepkemei Bett.

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