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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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Mombasa lawyer Sammy Anyanzwa dies by suicide

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Mombasa-based lawyer Sammy Anyanzwa died by suicide on Wednesday, police have said.

Mombasa Urban Police Commander Eliud Monari said Mr Anyanzwa jumped from a window on the eighth floor of the Uhuru na Kazi building, which has government offices.

“It is unclear why he threw himself off the building but we have launched investigations” Mr Monari told the Nation on phone.

He said First Aid was administered but that the lawyer succumbed to his injuries. Reports indicated that he was 69 years old.

A police source told the Nation that Mr Anyanzwa visited the Ministry of Lands’ offices before proceeding to the eighth floor.

The source said the senior advocate checked a file there and then excused himself to “make a call”.

“He was first seen on the seventh floor, where a staff member asked him whether he wanted any assistance as he had been seen looking down the building from the window,” said the person who works at one of the offices at Uhuru na Kazi.

He said Mr Anyanzwa said he was “okay” and that he only needed to make the call.

An official from the Lands Ministry claimed the lawyer was displeased by what he saw in the file he checked.

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An officer from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said “It is still unclear what the file contained but we are investigating.”

Mr Anyanzwa recently represented relatives of victims of the Mtongwe ferry tragedy in a compensation case.

Mv Mtongwe capsized in 1994 with more than 400 passengers on board. At least 270 of them died.

The lawyer’s body was taken to the Pandya Memorial Hospital mortuary.

By Nation

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Nigerian gospel singer Sinach welcomes first child at 46

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Nigerian gospel singer Osinachi Joseph popularly known as Sinach and her husband Pastor Joe Egbu have welcomed their first child after five years of marriage.

During the Love World International music and arts awards (LIMA) founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome announced the good news while presenting her with an award for the song of the year, There’s An Overflow.

An award that earned the 46-year-old 100, 000 dollars in prize money.

“Thank you for that song, we are all excited with what the Lord has done in your life, of course in the life of many others standing with you here we just love you. And I told them, you just had a baby! So, everybody got excited,” said Pastor Chris.

With over 200 songs to her name, Sinach got married to Joe Egbu, a Christ Embassy’s Pastor, in 2014.

She is globally recognized for several hit songs which include, ‘Way Maker’, ‘I Know Who I Am’, ‘Great Are you Lord’, ‘Rejoice’, ‘He did it Again’, ‘Precious Jesus’, ‘The Name of Jesus’, ‘This Is my Season’ and ‘Awesome God’,

Sinach recently hit over 1 million subscribers on her Youtube channel, making her the only female gospel artiste in Nigeria, and, by extension Africa to hit that landmark.

The worship leader together with Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church, Reinhard Bonnke of Christ For all Nations (CFAN), Bishop Dag Heward-Mills of Lighthouse International, Nick Vujicic and Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director, Oxfam International among others made it to the list of 100 most reputable people on earth.

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Student sues Equity Bank over song

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A university student who claims to have composed a popular song used by Equity Bank to promote its business has gone to court over a Sh10 million pledge, among other constitutional and fundamental reliefs.

Eric Obiero Nyadida, who was prosecuted at the instigation of the lender for forgery alongside his brother Geoffrey Nyadida Odongo then acquitted in October 2017 for lack of evidence, has urged the High Court to prohibit the bank from using the song to advertise its Wings to Fly education sponsorship project for bright but needy children.

Testifying before Justice Wilfrida Okwany, Mr Obiero said his rights were violated when he was locked up in a police cell with adults when he was 16.

He says he was denied his legal rights and access to his parents while in detention at Kileleshwa Police Station.

Mr Obiero, who is pursuing a Journalism course at a private university, told Justice Okwany over the last six years he has suffered mental anguish and violation of his property rights.

He said he was dragged through a criminal trial because he asked the bank to pay him Sh10 million as promised by senior officials of Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited and Equity Group Foundation (EGF) for using his song.

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The petitioner says the lender has continued to use his work with no direct benefit going to him.

He is now asking the High Court to issue a conservatory order restraining EBL and EG) from using his piece of music in any of its advertisements on the internet, television, radio or any other media to popularise its EGF Wings to Fly project pending determination of the suit.

Mr Obiero is also seeking costs of the case. Hearing continues.

by nation.co.ke

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