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Bhang disguised as herbal soap busted at JKIA while heading to London



Detectives attached to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Sunday nabbed two kilograms of bhang disguised as herbal soap at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The bhang was packed in 20 boxes, each weighing 100 grams, and was destined for London.

“2Kg of marijuana (bhang) intercepted by K9 units at JKIA last Friday 24th May 2019. The bhang was destined for London from Nakuru and was disguised as herbal soap. A total of 20 boxes each weighing 100 grams were confiscated by officials,” KRA said in a statement.

Two weeks ago, police nabbed bhang being transported inside a petroleum track in Nakuru.

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Kenyan business community lauds President Kenyatta for lifting the lockdown




The government has lifted the lockdown imposed earlier on major cities following the eruption of the Covid 19 pandemic. The announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta on 6th July 2020 came just three days after Optiven Group CEO George Wachiuri called on the government to lift the lockdown. Wachiuri who was speaking in Kiambu County said this was imperative if the economy was to grow.

He added that, “while we support every effort to keep our people in good health, we have seen a large number sinking in to depression for lack of jobs and basic needs. The number of families seeking intervention for daily upkeep through the Optiven Foundation has grown tremendously in the last three months.

Wachiuri who is the chairman of the Optiven Foundation was referring to beneficiaries of the Spreading Hope campaign that was launched at the onset of the eruption of Covid 19. To date the Optiven Foundation has supported over 200 families under the campaign with beneficiaries domiciled in Kajiado, Machakos, Nairobi and Nyeri among others.

The eruption of Covid 19 pandemic has contributed to a rundown of the economy, affecting majority of sectors including health, manufacturing, education and many others.

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With the pandemic came rising cases of infection and other unforeseen challenges that saw the government seeking partnership with stakeholders to mitigate the situation. Optiven Limited was among the first respondents with the company donating a quarter of a million to the national kitty. Wachiuri says, “as an investor in business in Kenya, Optiven felt this was our call to make a difference.

We believe in what the taskforce is doing to better the situation”. Through the award winning Foundation, the company has in 2020 continued to offer psycho-social support while adhering to the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization recommendations on engagement.

5 Key Facts On the Lifting of the Lockdown

  1. Cessation of movement in Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera lapses on 7th July 2020
  2. Curfew extended for 30 days
  3. Government to revert to lockdown if situation deteriorates or Covid 19 cases surge
  4. Vehicles traveling to and from areas that were previously restricted to be certified by the Ministry of Health
  5. On air travel, local travel to resume on 15th June 2020 while international travel to resume on 1st August 2020

Quote: “I urge all Kenyans to take personal responsibility and avoid unnecessary contact”.
Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

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George Wachiuri: A Leading Entrepreneur, a Published Author, Philanthropist, Youth Empowerment Enthusiast, a Family man and CEO of Optiven Group

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Panic over possible contacts of MP’s dead spouse



Panic has gripped Mogotio town, Baringo County, after it emerged that the husband of Woman Rep Gladwel Cheruiyot (pictured), who allegedly succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday, had spent considerable amounts of time in the area recently.

This came as ministry of Health officials started tracing his last movements, particularly in Mogotio township, where he operated a petrol station and at his rural home in Kapkiamo, Baringo North subcounty.

An official who spoke to the People Daily newspaper on condition of anonymity said a “pilot” sample had been taken from one of the workers last week.

“We are waiting for testing kits so that we can do more tests in the targeted areas,” he said. But speaking separately, Baringo County Commissioner Henry Wafula and Mogotio MP Daniel Tuitoek said there was no cause for alarm, noting that the businessman may have died of other causes and not necessarily coronavirus.

“I am the chairman of the County Coronavirus Response Committee. I am not aware of any case in my area. The businessman died in Eldoret; that is all I can tell you,”said Wafula.

Shift responsibility

On county preparedness, Wafula appeared to shift the responsibility to Governor Stanley Kiptis, saying: “He was given Sh220 million. Ask him what he has done with it.”

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The commissioner has appealed to residents to stop speculating on what might have caused the death of Isaac Cherogony, 58, saying health is a personal issue.

“Who said he died of coronavirus? Health is for the family to talk about, not me.” Mogotio MP Tuitoek, on the other hand, has urged locals to strictly exercise self-discipline by obeying rules set to curb the disease spread and avert loss of lives.

The legislator called for calm, and called on the residents to continue wearing masks, washing hands with soap regularly and keeping social distance especially at public places.

Dr Tuitoek said he had been tested at the National Assembly and his samples turned out negative. He said he presented himself voluntarily for testing.

“There is nothing to fear. I received my results via SMS on Sunday evening,” he said. Baringo is one of the six counties that have not reported a case so far.


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If you miss me know that I am in heaven – Comedian Kasee’s last words



A video has emerged on social media of the late comedian Kasee that has aroused fan’s emotions.

The short clip is said to be of the comedian’s final interviews just months before his demise which occurred on Sunday, June 28, after he was found dead by the roadside.

If you miss me know that I am in heaven - Comedian Kasee's last wordsThe late Kasee was confirmed dead after he was found lying by the roadside. Photo: Glorious pictures
Source: UGC

In the video, Kasee was being interviewed by a local media and gave a goodbye that nobody thought meant anything, until now.

While bidding the filming crew goodbye, the late told his fans if they failed to find him, then they should know he’s in heaven.

“If you don’t find me, just know that I am in heaven or in Kinoo,” Kasee said while facing the camera.

When asked by the interviewer not to adhere to the call, Kasee responded saying:

“C’mon if its Jesus, I’ll just perform a somersault (accept his call),” he said amidst laughter.

The late Kasee’s remarks left many wondering if the young man saw what was coming.

The interview took place in Kinoo area, the same place the comedian was found dead after a reportedly drinking spree with friends.

Laugh Industry’s Ken Waudo speaking to said he believed the young man had drunk a contaminated drink which led this death.

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His autopsy was to be done and confirm the exact cause of death which, until now, is yet to be revealed.

Kasee was a loving father of two young kids who had actually turned a new leaf in his life after starting a wholesale business before he turned back to his drinking ways which ultimately contributed to his demise.

The comedian was laid to rest on Saturday, June 4, in Matuu – Machakos county, Itumunduni village.


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