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MP dismisses Kikuyu elders as political conmen with no mandate to guide community



The Kikuyu elders who held prayers on Friday are political brokers and busybodies with no mandate to speak for the community, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has said.

Gachagua said on his Facebook page that the elders are a coalition of political conmen who work for the Kieleweke team and are not members of the Kikuyu Council of Elders.

On Friday, the elders converged at Kabiru-ini showground where they issued a statement on the state of the country. They warned against premature 2022 election campaigns and urged Kenyans to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the war on graft and the implementation of the Big Four agenda.

They said Deputy President William Ruto is free to visit the Central Kenya region to seek votes when the right time comes but demanded that he respect the President.

But Gachagua accused the elders of turning their prayer meeting into “an arena of mudslinging and rumour-peddling, and purporting to give the people of Nyeri political direction”.

“The true council of elders, and indeed I am a member … is known and is doing a great job giving guidance on many sociocultural affairs of our people,” he said.

The lawmaker said true elders are focussed on cementing the community’s values based on Kikuyu customs and practices and “can never be busybodies”.

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He said the “genuine council” guides on the rites of passage and the transmission of traditional knowledge, fosters inclusivity within the Kikuyu nation and builds lasting ties with other Kenyans.

“So the farce that was stage-managed on Friday must be called for what it is; a pathetic caricature that failed even to elicit our amusement, let alone giving any direction on anything,” Gachagua said.

He claimed the team had visited Bondo early this year and “lied to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga” that they were speaking for the Kikuyu community.

“If this were not so fraudulent, it would be comic at best. But now it is becoming a nuisance and an embarrassment to those of us who know the value-system and tenets of ‘Kiama kia Ma’ (elders’ council),” the MP posted.

He maintained that the elders cannot give direction as they are “impersonators”.

Source:The Star

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2 in court for assaulting woman who ‘stole’ their husband



Two women in their early 20s are jointly charged with assault after allegedly beating up their peer they accused of stealing their husband.

They are Jane Anyango Otunga and Millicent Achieng Odhiambo.

The duo are accused of assaulting Juliet Achieng Otieno and occasioning her body injuries at Kariokor Market in Nairobi on January 15.

Jane admitted the charges but Millicent denied. They appeared before senior resident magistrate Merisa Opondo. Millicent claimed she only found herself at the wrong place at the wrong time.

They are said to have accosted Juliet near at a bus stop adjacent to Starehe deputy county commissioner’s office as she waited for a Kariobangi matatu before beating her up. Juliet was rescued by members of public.

Jane pleaded guilty to the charges but denied the facts of the case and said they are all food vendors at the market and its environs, and Juliet had confronted them for selling food to her boyfriend and a dispute arose from the same leading to the incident.

They were freed on a cash bail of Sh3,000 each. Hearing of their case starts on May 18.


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VIDEO: How NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died



41 year old US Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is dead. Bryant  Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Five people were killed the crash which happened on a hillside in Calabasas, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Kobe leaves behind his wife and four children.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said that here were no survivors following the crash.
The sheriff’s department received reports of the downed aircraft just after 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m PT), officials said in a tweet.
FAA said Sunday via a tweet that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the cause of the accident.
The crash happened about 30 miles west of Los Angeles.
According to US media outlets, Bryant’s death comes day after LeBron James passed him as No. 3 on the NBA all-time scoring list when the scored 33,643 points.
On Saturday night, Bryant tweeted:
“Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother.”

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Wacu’s big revelation



Malkia Strikers player, Jane Wacu has opened up about her relationship with her Seychelles lover and their plan to start a family together.

Wacu, who was speaking to Betty Kyalo during the K24 Friday night show Up Close with Betty, said she was ready to settle down soon after the 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo, Japan.

“Plan yangu ni kama hatungequalify Olympics maybe sai ningekuwa na ball. Ilikuwa hii mwaka ndio nilikuwa nimeplan,” said Wacu.

Wacu, who also plays for Anse Royale Club in Seychelles, said she has no intention of having a big family –one child will do for her.

“Mtoi ni God anaplan but after Olympics naweza taka kamjunior, staki twingi, kamoja tu, kwanza kakikuja kaboi niko settled,” she added.

The volleyball queen says she intends to keep her future husband out of the public eyes until they have a baby.

“ Mtoi akicome msee mtamjua but msee yuko,” Wacu said.

Wacu, who has been playing for the national team for the past 14 years, also expressed her happiness in qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Japan, terming it as one of her greatest milestone.

“Kwa volleyball nimeachieve kila kitu, grand prix, world cup, world champion, professional Europe, club championship na Olympics ndio kitu imebaki tu,” she said.

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