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Ruto: No one owes me political debt-VIDEO

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Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday said that no community owed him any political debt even as his critics threatened to push for his impeachment for allegedly disobeying the President.

Speaking at separate events in Nairobi and Nyandarua, Dr Ruto hit out at some politicians in Jubilee telling them to stop tribalism, propaganda and division as it is against the party’s ideals.

He said that he will not be cowed by those against him, adding that he is the elected Deputy President and would continue criss-crossing the country initiating and inspecting projects.

“I am now the one in charge of the country since the President is out of the country and not the other group. I have been doing the work I was elected together with President Uhuru Kenyatta to develop the country,” said Mr Ruto at Revival Church in Dagoretti.

While referring to talks of an unpaid political debt between him and President Kenyatta, the DP said that he only knows of two debts; the national debt and the one the Jubilee administration owes Kenyans on account of the party’s campaign pledges.

He criticised National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi for his Bill seeking to limit harambee donations at Sh100,000 saying that “you cannot compete with God”.

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In Murang’a, more than 20 members of the so-called Kieleweke team said that Dr Ruto had shown little support for the Big Four agenda, the Building Bridges initiative and other government projects. Nominated MP Maina Kamanda said the DP had defied the President calls to stop early campaigns.

Tiaty MP William Kamket said MPs are ready to push for the quest to amend the Constitution and give the President powers to fire his deputy in case of insubordination.

Kangema MP Muturi Kigano said: “Antagonising the President who is the symbol of national unity amounts to gross misconduct.”

Mr Kamanda said there were many leaders who had been brought up by poor families and did not keep reminding the electorate for sympathy votes. He added that most Kenyans knew the source of Dr Ruto’s wealth.

“His rhetoric that he is a son of a peasant is neither here nor there. He claims that he had no shoes while he was in school but I want to tell him that some of us could not afford even shirts but we don’t seek sympathy out of it,” Mr Kamanda said and thanked the President for recent appointment of Kieleweke team members to public jobs.

He said the Kieleweke team came together after realising that those elected to defend the President had been bought.

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In Nyandarua, DP Ruto’s allies dismissed the elders who met in Nyeri on Saturday to denounce him. The politicians called the elders “prophets of doom” and said that the event was sponsored by politicians and business people in Nairobi opposed to the DP.

Mr Ruto said that, as a government, the goal is unite everyone “so that we can move forward as a country”. He warned those using old guards to push their political agenda, saying Kenyans have no time for petty politics.

“We must stick together as Jubilee family and be guided by our manifesto. We should be ware of false prophets who are after derailing our development agenda,” he said and asked Kenyans to ignore “the political noises around.”

SOURCE:Nation.co.ke

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Open ditch along Ngong Road that is posing great risk to motorists

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A ditch that is unmarked along Ngong Road is causing havoc for many motorists.

In calls made by members of the public on various social media accounts on Facebook – many have lamented the great risk that the ditch is posing to motorists using the road.

On Thursday, Mr Martin Murithi, in a post on Facebook, asked the contractor to mark various parts of the road as construction continues.

“The marking of roads under construction are wanting, the contractors are really exposing motorists to danger,” he wrote.

Another Facebook user, Lemiso Emmanuel, asked motorists using the road to be extra careful.

“Unmarked ditch along Ngong Road. Drive carefully,” he posted.

various photos have also been shared of vehicles which have in recent times landed on the ditch.

BY Nairobi News

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Highest presidential honour

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Eliud Kipchoge was on Sunday celebrated by being awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kipchoge was personally decorated by the president at the tail end of the head of state’s speech to commemorate the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa county.

“Eliud Kipchoge remains the greatest of our time. His latest conquest is a reminder that we can achieve our very best as individual and collectively as a nation,” President Kenyatta said as the audience cheered.

He then invited Kipchoge to the podium, shook his hand and draped him with the golden sash.

The Head of State also acknowledged Brigid Kosgei who recently smashed the women marathon record in Chicago.

Present at the event were Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other distinguished leaders.

The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest honour that can be awarded to a civilian.

LIVING LEGEND

Kipchoge recently became the first human being to run the 42-km marathon race in under two hours.

He timed an astonishing 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge aimed at proving that no human is limited.

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“We are fortunate to a have living legend who also is an inspiration to all Kenyans. He achieved this through integrity and hard work,” said the President.

The president also honoured all journalists who play their proper role and urged scribes not to be corrupted in their role by receiving the infamous ‘brown envelopes’.

“Journalists should always speak the truth and avoid sensationalism,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also commended Kenyan musicians, artistes and comedians.

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Keys to exams container stolen

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Lukenya Assistant County Commissioner, Elizabeth Karitu, was on Saturday night arrested after losing keys to container storing national examinations papers in Athi River, Machakos County.

Through a statement, Machakos County Commissioner, Elizabeth Maina, said Karitu was arrested when she went to report the loss of the keys at Parklands Police Station.

She has subsequently been interdicted.

Ms Karitu claims she lost the keys after thieves broke into her car in Nairobi and stole her handbag which contained the keys.

According Ms Maina, Ms Karitu claims she had gone to Avenue Hospital in Nairobi and when she returned she found her car had been broken into and her handbag stolen.

“She has been interdicted and efforts have been made with by KNEC to replace the padlock. Everything is under control and there is no cause for alarm,” Ms Maina said.

Standard eight candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams from October 28 to October 31,2019 while Form 4 candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams from November 4 to November 27, 2019.

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