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Ruto-Nanok ‘poverty-tourism’

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Deputy President William Ruto and Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok have come under fire on social media for what the online community has interpreted as ‘poverty-tourism’ in Turkana county.

This after photos of the two leaders emerged on social media showing them standing over barefooted women and naked children in weather-beaten clothes.

The photos were taken at the weekend during Dr Ruto’s three-day tour in Turkana County where he launched several projects.

Kenyans on Twitter could not understand how Dr Ruto and Mr Nanok presented themselves to the villagers.

Turkana County has currently been on the spotlight after pictures and videos of the Turkana people reported to be dying of acute starvation were shared online.

“Shame on you! William Ruto and Governor Nanok. You arrived here as if you are tourists but you both have been in office since 2013. This is exactly what we elected you to do. We elected you to fix this poverty, hunger, lack of water, schools etc… but you never did. Shame on you,” said @ItsMutai.

“Anaenda kuwaona na mkono tupu rich kid akirudi mashambani,” tweeted @OyollaJames.

Nanok and Ruto

ONLINE REACTIONS

“Aai jameni some tribes are like refugees in their own country,” wrote @JohnRuiru2.

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“Anashangaa kwani hiii ni kenya kweli watu hawana nguo,” commented @Lewis.

“Shame Shame Shame on them!” stated @kungumuchiri.

“Wah these people live a different lifestyle!! Very sad! Mungu saidia hii nchi!” said @jonteymwanikih.

“Imagine people living like that in this day and age, and let no one come here telling us about culture!” replied @Muyakimani.

“How do they live with themselves, how are they able to sleep at night?” asked @Mozyylah.

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VIDEO: Tanzanian woman wants to be President Uhuru’s wife but Kenyans online are not amused

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It appears Tanzanian singer Rehema Chalamila popularly known as Ray C infatuation with President Uhuru Kenyatta is not going anywhere anytime soon, if a picture she has shared on social media is anything to go by.

In the photo, the sassy songbird is captured wearing a revealing bodysuit with fishnet stocking while posing near a pool.

“Future Mrs Uhuru!jah love!,” the photo is captioned.

Predictably, the post has attracted great interest from the online community.

“Jamani huyu ashindwe kwa jina la Yesu, Juzi ukitembelewa na malaika akakutia ufahamu, Leo,” said reymsemo.

“Hivii ni wewe juzi ulieongea maneno ya kiroho hapaa mpka nikajua Umeokoka!!!?” asked wilkins_ms.

“Not our president… we love our first lady,” commented roselynatema.

“Ray C all reckless. She’s ready to risk it all,” said ayuma.

“Uhuru wetu wa Kenya ama mgani?” asked stacy 254.

“Haki ringtone apoko anatusumbua atahitaji jiko. Si umchukue tu,” suggested angel_johnson.

Ray C publicly declared her “undying love” for President Kenyatta last year while on a music tour in the country.

She claimed that Mr Kenyatta was the ideal husband for her and this has added to her love for Kenya.

 

by nairobinews

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Uhuru announces end of public commemoration of his father’s death

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday announced the end of a 41-year-old tradition that was upheld by former President Daniel Arap Moi and his predecessor, the third President Mwai Kibaki.

President Kenyatta declared an end to public observation of August 22, as the day Kenya’s founding President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died.

The President stated that the decision had been arrived at following consultations with the larger Kenyatta family.

President Uhuru spoke while accompanied  by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the laying of a wreath at the mausoleum of  Mzee Kenyatta as part of activities to commemorate the 41st anniversary since his death in 1978. Present too was Deputy President, William Ruto.

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Reprieve for families in Ethiopian Airlines crash as renowned US lawyer takes up case 

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Kenya was the worst hit when Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed near the town of Bishoftu on 10th March 2019 killing all 157 passengers on board. A total of 32 Kenyans died in that crash, making Kenya the most affected country.

It has been five months since the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, affected families have been locked in a legal tussle with US plane manufacturer Boeing for close to half a year now.

Families who lost their kin in the deadly crash can now breathe a sigh of relief as renowned US-based lawyer Manuel von Ribbeck has filed additional lawsuits against Boeing.

For starters, Manuel von Ribbeck is a lawyer who focuses on representing victims of catastrophic incidents, including aviation disasters from human or mechanical errors.

Manuel von Ribbeck (left)Manuel von Ribbeck (left)

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Ribbeck is basically the hope of many aircraft accident victims throughout the world. He also represented families who lost their kin in Indonesian carrier – Lion Air Flight 610, which is the same model with Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 MAX 8. The October 29th 2018 Lion Air crash killed all 189 passengers and crew on board.

Ribbeck’s law firm – Ribbeck Law Chartered and its co-counsels Global Aviation Law Group and Igeria and Ngugi Advocates filed additional lawsuits against Boeing in the case involving Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

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A total of 66 affected family members are seeking $1 billion/Ksh 100 billion in compensation for damages from the American plane manufacturer.

The renowned lawyer seeks to consolidate the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines cases if no settlement is reached soon for his clients. The law firms argue that consolidating the two cases will solve the issue of contradicting orders if the cases are handled by different judges.

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