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I befriended President Uhuru for your own good, not mine – Raila

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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has said he was not working with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee government for personal gains, but for the benefit of all Kenyans.

Raila hit out at those claiming he was deriving personal gains from the handshake he had with the President on Match 9 last year, saying they do not mean well for the country.

The AU envoy said he was contented with his little resources and did not have to collaborate with the President to survive economically.The ODM leader said that he made little savings during his working years, which he claimed was enough to take care of him and his family.

“My political friendship with the President is not for my personal gain but for all Kenyans,” said Raila.Raila who spoke in Gem, Siaya County on Friday at Church of Christ Africa function claimed that he was not the kind of politician who would kneel down before anyone to get favours.

“What hurts me is the suffering of my people. Our children were born in this suffering, grew up in it and works in it. Our people are hardworking and they never want to beg. I do not want anything as Raila, I just want Kenyans to benefit, “he added.

He maintained that historic handshake between him and President Uhuru was bearing fruits, adding that the peace prevailing across the country had created a conducive investment environment for both local and foreign investors.”It is not about Raila.  It is not about the Luo or Kikuyu community, but for all Kenyans,” he said.

The Opposition Chief said his relationship with President Uhuru has also helped the government in the war against corruption.

The ODM leader also told Kenyans to prepare for a referendum, saying constitutional amendments will bring political, social and Economic changes in the country.He said that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) had looked into the current Constitution and was collecting views from members of the public on how to amend it.

“We must fight corruption because if we do not all our efforts will be in vain. A lot of taxpayers’ money goes to individual pockets leaving the people poor, it is time to put a stop,” he said.

Source:standard.co.ke

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Baringo Woman Rep Gladwell Cheruiyot’s husband succumbs to COVID-19

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Baringo woman representative Gladwell Cheruiyot’s husband has succumbed to COVID-19.

Isaac Cherogony breathed his last on the evening of Saturday, July 4, in an Eldoret hospital where he was receiving treatment after developing breathing complications.

The legislator was also tested for the virus and is set to receive her test results soon while their home was sealed off.

At the same time, reports indicate contact tracing is still ongoing.

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Lugari MP Ayub Savula arrested in Kakamega

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Lugari Member of Parliament Ayub Savula has been arrested.

The lawmaker was arrested at Sabatia Market in Kakamega County for flouting COVID-19 regulations on public gatherings.

Ayub was fueling his vehicle at a petrol station when police pounced on him and took him to the Mumias Police Station.

The MP was on his way to Nambale, Busia County, for a meeting with leaders allied to ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula.

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Tony Gachoka calls out Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi in fierce Twitter spat

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Political commentator Tony Gachoka has called out Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi after asking him to stop his little idle talk and help the Jubilee government make Kenya great.

In his response, Gachoka accused Ahmednasir of aiding individuals caught in corruption scandals, as he went ahead to mentioned some of the people the lawyer has represented in corruption related cases before.

“Senior Cousel you aide & abet corruption actors; Ruto fanatics call you a ‘great mind’ YET you feature in every corruption case. AA @ahmednasirlaw you represented Waiguru, Waluke, Deepak Kamani of Angloleasing & Weston – yet you can dare call me ‘idle talk’. A corruption enabler!” tweeted Gachoka.

Tony Gachoka’s words came after Ahmednasir Abdullahi asked him to play his part in nation building by starting a small business and creating jobs for young people, instead being idle.

“Tony…play your part in BUILDING the Nation. Start some BUSINESS, Create JOBS FOR THE YOUTH…and stop this little idle talk…KENYA is great country… HELP JUBILEE make Kenya GREAT…” said SC Ahmednasir.

His words were in response to Mr. Gachoka’s words which claimed that Deputy President William Ruto is no longer a billionaire.

“My fren AA @ahmednasirlaw habari ndugu. Would I be wrong if i stopped calling DP Ruto a billionaire and changed it to millionaire … since am told his cash reserves are drying up pretty fast… Kindly advise. TG Cc. @WehliyeMohamed @DonaldBKipkorir @kipmurkomen,” Gachoka had tweeted.

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