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American ambassador McCarter ‘graduates’ to Sheng to fight corruption

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When Kyle McCarter was announced as the new US ambassador to Kenya in March 2019, little was known about him except for his 10-year stint in US Senate as Illinois legislator. But his first tweet would open the space to spill at least his hidden side.

Mr McCarter typed his first tweet to Kenyans in fluent Kiswahili, informing them how happy he was to take up the new challenge and that he was eyeing partnership with Kenyan government for development.His knack and enthusiasm to learn the Kiswahili language can be traced on his twitter page where he engages his followers in a debate.“Just presented credentials to his Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Officially in place and ready to work side by side. Tutafanya kazi pamoja,” he said in a tweet he drafted on March 12, 2019 pledging to work with the government.

On Sunday, Ambassador McCarter dropped another paragraph sending Kiswahili speakers on debate mode. He did not only try to use plain Kiswahili, but he injected Sheng-a local slang- into a sentence, just to show how he is abreast with Kenya’s language culture.

While describing graft, he tweeted: “Corruption-ni Kama mbwa kubwa na nono. Anakuja Kwa Boma lako kila siku, anaingia ndani ya ghala lako na kukula chakula chako. Unampapasa kisha anaenda kwa boma nyingine. Na wananchi wanashangaa kwa nini wako na njaa. Lakini kama Thievery, mbwa huyo angekuwa Mg’ondi,

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What ensued was a debate with some followers applauding while others corrected some sentences.Nairobi lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi responded: “Honest, truthful, direct, frank and brutally forthright Bwana Balozi…”

Ali ‘Mwamvita’ Manzu also responded to him saying: “Ndugu Balozi, nina uhakika umeandikiwa au umebadili kupitia Google, hatahivyo si vibaya. Ila ilivyo sahihi, Mbwa mkubwa wala sio mbwa kubwa. Jibwa ndio kubwa. Samahani ila lazima urekebishwe kwa matumizi bora ya lugha na isiwe bora lugha. Kumradhi.

”Ali Manzu, a KTN News anchor emphasised to the diplomat that Kiswahili like any other language demands fluency and it is not just speaking for the sake of it.

“I am trying my best and learning from my friends. I am not fluent. To deliver this message in Swahili, even imperfect, some purpose is important. Understanding all the responses is challenging, but I will have to work on it,” Ambassador McCarter replied.This comes days after he trended with a satirical tweet on May 30, 2019, where he tweeted about the National Prayer Breakfast.

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He posted: “Kenyan leaders are praying and asking for forgiveness for the sin of thievery at the 17th annual National Prayer Breakfast. What a good start to take the nation on the path of prosperity the wananchi deserve. We must all do our part. #stopthesethieves.”

Attached to this tweet was a video clip of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto and other leaders dancing with sticks, pulling moves of Maasai morans as the crowd cheered.

Again here, he was engaged in a discussion as Political Analyst Prof Makau Mutua took him head-on and warned against being duped.“Balozi, don’t be fooled. They do this every year and don’t mean a word of it.

This is pure hypocrisy on display. Most of those in the picture should be in jail for what you call “thieving,” Prof Mutua tweeted and added: “Balozi (ambassador), what you are witnessing in that dancing caravan of thieves is an orgy of deception. Reminds me of a satanic cult of benighted and ghoulish characters yo-yoing over a carcass, in this case, Kenya.”

Source:Standard.co.ke

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‘Cigarettes are my greatest addiction’ Shouts Kamene Goro

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Media personality Kamene Goro has revealed that one of her biggest bedroom fetish’ is being bitten. According to the damsel, bites are a turn on.

Speaking during a session with Xtian Dela Kamene reveals

I like to be bitte

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The curvy presenter spoke about various issues occurring in Kenya

Asked on what her current addiction is Kamene reveals

My current addiction is cigarettes.

Kamene went on to share that her worst bedroom experience was being given under 7 strokes.

Kibe could not understand how that could happen to such a damsel.

Ati seven strokes? kwani are you a chicken or what?

There are no men who are like that. Such guys should be tied to a pole and whipped.

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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.

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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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