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We won’t stop accepting money from ‘corrupt’ politicians, Bishop tells Raila

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An Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) bishop has slammed leaders who have been castigating churches for accepting donations from politicians said to be proceeds of corruption during fundraisers, saying that they will continue receiving the money until the courts declare such leaders corrupt.

Bishop Timothy Gichere of the ACK Mt Kenya Central diocese said no one should label or condemn others as corrupt as one is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

He added that the church cannot distinguish between “clean” money and money gotten from corruption scandals.

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The bishop urged those condemning the church to stop it and allow the investigating agencies to do their work without undue political interference.

“When leaders come to church and contribute money with clean hearts, we can’t decline because we are not in a position to know if the money is gotten from corruption and we are not there to rebuke and label people as corrupt because that is the obligation of the courts.

“Let the judicial process go on without politicising the war on graft so that the culprits can be arrested and charged,” he said.

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Speaking at the Murang’a GK Prison on Sunday when he led Easter celebrations with prisoners, Bishop Gichere said the church supports the war on graft but cautioned leaders not to politicise the matter for the fight to succeed.

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But at the same time, the bishop cautioned politicians not to be using the church to spread hatred and ethnicity, adding that the leaders should not be going to churches for publicity but should instead seek spiritual nourishment.

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“It is unfair for politicians to be using the church as a campaign platform and to spread hate,” he said.

The bishop spoke a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga accused some religious leaders of allowing their churches to be used for money laundering.

Mr Odinga claimed that the huge amounts of money being donated to some churches every weekend are proceeds of corruption and need to be investigated, saying this could be part of a money laundering racket.

“There are some church leaders who are true to their calling while others are not. We need to [question] the source of the millions of money being taken to churches. For example, if someone’s salary is Sh1 million a month, where do they get Sh5 million every week or between Sh15 and Sh20 million a month to hold fundraisers in churches?” he posed.

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Identical twins get same mark in KCPE

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Call it destiny or mere coincidence. Identical twins in Nanyuki scored the same marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination.

Mark Gachau and Maxwell Gachau, who were candidates at St Christopher School in Nanyuki, got 400 marks each.

The 13-year-old boys were among the 12 out of 76 candidates in the school who scored 400 marks and above. “I am very happy and proud of my brother. I knew that we would perform well but I never expected we would score the same marks because we do not perform the same in school,” Mark said.

According to the school head teacher Agnes Nkiria, the two scored different marks in exams previously.

“They did not exactly tie in the exams. Mark Teric was index 008 while Maxwell was 022. They used to perform well since Maxwell would get around 390 to 400 marks while Mark never went below 400 marks,” she said.

For Maxwell, his motivation came from his parents, who have been so supportive, as well as competition from his brother.

“When we were in lower primary, I was always ahead of him but when we got to Class Four, he started competing with me, and it has been that way ever since,” he said.

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Maxwell’s favourite subjects were Mathematics and CRE, and he hopes to join Mang’u High School and thereafter pursue a career in aviation as a pilot. Mark does not have a favourite subject since he believes that all of the them are important and necessary him to achieve his dream of being a doctor.

He hopes to join Alliance Boys High, hich he says is his dream school.

Mark said although he had hoped to get 440 marks, he was content with what he got, noting that he was ill and did not go to school during second term.

“I expected more than what I got but I was out of school for the second term, which took me some time to catch up. However, I am happy that my health is restored and I still performed well,” he said.

He attributed his success to his brother and parents, who supported him throughout the time he was sick. He added that they helped him keep up with school.

Ms Nkiria described the boys as well behaved, disciplined, responsible active in co-curriculum activities and public speaking.

“They are active in sports. They swim and play tag rugby. They also participate in drama and public speaking. They are disciplined and well behaved,” she said.

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Watch Size 8 narrates how she almost lost her life before the birth to her second child

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Kenyan gospel singer Size 8 has narrated her near death experience while giving birth to her second child with husband DJ Mo.

The baby had to be born through a Cesarean Section after she developed complications.

She was rushed to hospital weeks before her due date after she started convulsing and experiencing pain in her uterus while at her house.

The minute she discovered she was pregnant she was both happy and scared, especially after suffering a miscarriage a few months earlier.

“The minute I realised I was pregnant I panicked a lot and I told my husband, ile ingine ilitoka what if hii ingine itake kutoka. So tukarush hosi tukaona daktari I was given some precautions and then my doctor advised us that I should just take it slow. Three weeks after that nikapata a very major pressure attack. But after a few weeks the pressure maintained a bit. The I started feeling some funny pains in my uterus so I went to hospital and I thought Ngai ni ball inatoka ama nini, they did a scan at the hospital and they found I had fibroids. I was so devastated,” Size 8 narrated.

The doctor however allayed her fears, telling her to continue taking it easy and all would be well. But the Pale Pale hit maker’s woes were far from over.

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A few days later her blood pressure shot up causing her to have a minor stroke.

“The all over sudden pressures became unbearable the blood pressure. Naskia dizzynes naskia headache like oxygen was not going to my brain, Napata mpaka convulsions at some point nikaanza kupata minor strokes where the left side is completely paralysed. But the doctors were able to bring things under control,” said Size 8.

“Last week I saw that the convulsions were happening more often and also the baby was not moving in my womb. And the doctor decided for me to go and get admitted in hospital. When I arrived at the hospital I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t walk so I was immediately rushed to the emergency room. In the middle of the night while at the hospital the foetus heart rate went up, and the doctor said that there was no way they could buy more time for me and I was prepared to go to theatre for a C-section.”

The couple already have a four year daughter called Ladasha Wamboi.

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SAD: Former Kenyan Powerful Minister’s son who was deported from US after being jailed for 30 years now living in squalor [VIDEO]

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They say looks may be deceiving, well Peter Oloo Aringo may look like that ordinary man with limited means. When The Standard team got to his home, he’ was going about with his activities.

Aringo is the first born son of former Alego Member of Parliament and minister for education Peter Oloo Aringo and a Jamaican mother. He attended the prestigious Consolata Primary School in Nairobi and St. Marys Yala where he had begun drinking and later proceeded to the United States where he pursued a business administration course at Lona College.

While in the US, Aringo opines life was good, on the first lane. His drinking habits right back from high school in Kenya however grew not only as a consumer but now as a peddler which endeared him to his peers but little did he know he was on the radar of the New York Federal government authorities.“I became a dealer.

I decided if I want to make more and use more, I needed to get into the business. And that’s where my downward spiral began,” Aringo narrated to this reporter. Being an alien and on the left side of the law, he was a marked man.

Former Cabinet Minister Peter Oloo Aringo.

Authorities finally pounced on him. He was arraigned and sentenced to 30 years in jail but he was too lucky to be given an option of deportation which he opted for. As it is the norm, a deportee, he came back home empty-handed without even his travel documents, his wife and three children. “I had no money. I had nothing,” he added.

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Back home his appetite for alcohol and drugs only increased but he could only access and afforded cheap liquor which eventually caused him throat cancer. His wife Catherine Boyane, also a reformed drug addict with whom they got married in May this year narrated how it all began.“The day we started noticing a swelling on his neck, we thought it was a sore throat. We never thought it would be cancer,” she said.

Throughout the interview, Aringo kept sipping tea or water as there is totally no saliva in his mouth.The man who grew up in opulence has only a wall clock with his father’s name permanently inscribed on it triggering nostalgic memories.The couple is now quietly living at the heart of a posh estate in Nakuru but in a shanty sandwiched between high-end houses.

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