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80 per cent of Kenyans support Handshake-Poll

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Eighty per cent of Kenyans support the March 2018 Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the latest study by Ipsos Synovate has revealed.

According to the study, Rift Valley (76 per cent), Central (76 per cent), and Western (75 per cent) regions registered relatively –but still high support for the reconciliation as the remaining five other regions gave resounding backing.

The study reveals that those who support the newfound friendship between Mr Odinga and Mr Kenyatta cite peace and tranquility as their main reason.

The study reveals 86 per cent of the respondents support of the handshake because, they believe, it has brought about peace and unity and eased political tensions in the country.

It further states: “On the other hand, the negators of the handshake claim that it has brought about political confusion (36 per cent) while 24 per cent hold that it has further weakened the opposition.After suffering successive defeats in Ugenya and Embakasi South, two-thirds of the total respondents said that ODM Party is on its death bed, the research says.

Sixty-six per cent of the respondents felt that internal wrangles would kill Jubilee.According to Ipsos, it fully funded the research which was conducted on April 15 and 18, 2019, where respondents were sampled across the country.According to the study, the Coastal region leads with the highest number of people who have never heard about the Handshake or events surrounding it at 25 per cent.

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It is followed by Western and Eastern at 16 per cent and 15 per cent respectively. In total, 12 per cent of respondents have never had about the newfound relationship between Kenyatta and Odinga.

Also in the study, 13 per cent of the respondents say the ODM Party lost the by-elections because of the poor choice of leaders.A significant amount of the respondents (36 per cent) say they have not seen the benefit of the handshake to the country.At the same time, Northeastern (7 per cent) and Nyanza (6 per cent) lead in terms of those who feel that the handshake has brought development.

Uhuru’s outburst

On Sunday, President Uhuru verbally attacked Tanga Tanga brigade allied to his deputy William Ruto warning them not to interfere with his efforts towards unifying the country.
Pro-DP Ruto Members of Parliament under the Tanga Tanga have expressed their displeasure with Uhuru’s closeness with his rival-turned-friend Raila Odinga. The MPs have always accused Mr Odinga of trying to wreck the Jubilee Party, and they have insisted that they are fully behind Ruto’s candidature in 2022.

Source:Standard.co.ke

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American bride ‘undergoes FGM’ in Pokot traditional wedding – VIDEO

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An American missionary living in Baringo County braved female genital mutilation in order to fulfill the marriage customs of the Pokot in her traditional wedding.

The American couple has lived among the Pokots for the last 10 years doing missionary work.

Trizah and Tony said they fell in love with the Pokot culture and decided to wed in adherence to the traditions.

Among the Pokots, the bride must undergo female genital mutilation as a rite of passage to adulthood, a condition the American couple readily agreed to.

The marriage ceremony took place in Paka Hills.

Trizah was given a Pokot name Cheigar.

“I am proud to be here and be a part of this. It’s a blessing for me to be able to do this and be accepted by these people” Tony told K24 TV in an interview.

Female genital mutilation was banned in Kenya eight years ago after the enactment of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011.

Communities still practice the vice albeit in secrecy.

By nation.co.ke

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VIDEO: “Drunk” Kenyan in US faces up to 99 years in Prison ‘after killing man in wrong way vehicular homicide’

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A Kenya man faces up to 99 years in prison after he was charged with felony murder and intoxication assault on a peace officer.

Two Harris County Sheriff’s deputies were injured and the man they were taking to jail was killed when they were hit head-on by a wrong-way driver in west Harris County.

Investigators believe that wrong-way driver, who has been identified as 39-year-old Patrick Njogu, was drunk.

Authorities say Deputy C. Drake and Deputy P. Zelaya were going eastbound on the Westpark Tollway at Synott around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when Njogu slammed his Lexus into their patrol vehicle.

The deputies had left the scene of a major crash before that and were taking the 42-year-old prisoner in the backseat of the patrol unit to jail for allegedly being impaired.

Investigators spoke to the deputies who said they had little time to react. They believe Njogu was headed the wrong way on the road for more than a mile.

Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office says he has seen video of the collision.

“You can see the moment the two deputies go over the hill on the on-ramp as this defendant is basically exiting Westpark the wrong way,” Teare said.

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Other drivers apparently called 911 in the moments before the crash, trying to warn authorities of the coming danger. The Harris County Toll Road Authority then located Njogu’s vehicle on camera but could not prevent the head-on collision.

Deputy Drake was driving, but he was unable to take evasive action.

“He had nowhere to go. It is an on-ramp, a one lane on-ramp. He was only able to see him for a split second before the head-on,” Teare explained.

Officials say everyone was wearing a seat belt, and they were all taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. The prisoner died.

Deputy Drake had a broken foot, numerous bruises and cuts, and Deputy Zelaya suffered a concussion. Njogu was taken to the hospital with a broken leg.

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Authorities say Njogu has five previous DWI arrests and three previous convictions in Illinois and Missouri.

Teare described Njogu as being highly intoxicated.

“He told the deputies or asked the deputies whether or not he was in the state of Missouri immediately after the crash,” Teare said.

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Njogu had a Texas driver’s license.

According to the district attorney, as long as he had been adjudicated for the other convictions, there would be nothing that would prevent him from getting a Texas license.

-Agencies

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ROTICH ARREST: Uhuru set to name his replacement as Treasury CS [VIDEO]

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to name a replacement for Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich ans well as Principal Secretary in the same Ministry, Kamau Thugge, following their arrest on Monday. A source at the State House told ksnmedia.com that the President had made it clear to his cabinet that if any of them is charged in court over corruption, he would have to be replaced as the case is prosecuted.

“It goes without saying. The gloves are completely off and the President is ready to go the whole haul,” said the source who sought anonymity as she is not authorised to speak to the media.

Earlier this year, President Kenyatta told a joint sitting of parliament that those who will be taken to court will have to step aside.

“If you are charged in a court of law, you will be replaced,” said Kenyatta amid cheers from the lawmakers.

On Monday, the Director of Public Prosecution put out a lengthy statement, with minute details of how Kenyans were taken for a ride over dam projects whose cost was inflated to Sh63B.

Former Vice President Musalia Mudavadi is in agreement that the President should immediately name a replacement. “He has to do it even if on a temporary basis,” Mudavadi told NTV’s Kennedy Muriithi in an interview on Monday evening.

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All eyes are now set on the presidency to see whether these statements will come to pass.

 

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