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Defiant lawyer Cliff Ombeta wears sweatpants to court, says ‘illness is private’

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An irate Cliff Ombeta on Friday told off the Prosecution after they accused him of not being forthright about his reported illness.

In a dramatic fashion on Friday, the advocate who was dressed in a hat and black sweatpants faced off with Prosecution expressing his outrage over their demands to have his records investigated.

“If I am told that I am unwell I will still go to hospital and I will stay there….it doesn’t matter whether it is the court or you….” Ombeta said before State counsel Prof. Bernard Sihanya interjected.

At this time, Ombeta had already started walking away in evident disapproval of the conversation.

Prof. Sihanya however told Ombeta that he does not need to explain himself to the Prosecution but to the court

His comments seemed to anger the city lawyer even more as Ombeta turned towards the Prosecution and event pointed at Prof. Sihanya and asked: “So why are you talking to me about it?”

The bitter exchange was filmed inside the courtroom before trial judge Justice Jessie Lessit arrived.

When she entered the courtroom, Ombeta’s dressing is the first thing that caught her attention.

“You are not dressed properly,” she said, to which the advocate responded: “I apologise to the court…it’s not intentional…it’s the circumstances…”

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Ombeta claimed that he has been unwell since Saturday and was told to be on bedrest for four days.

“If my file can be looked at one can see that this condition did not start yesterday….it’s been there for two years now so when I’m given the painkillers it’s me who knows why I’m taking them,” he added.

The Prosecution however insisted that Ombeta reveal what he is ailing from and further accused him of deliberately delaying hearing of the case.

Ombeta is representing three accused persons charged with the murder of lawyer Willy Kimani.

He failed to appear in court on Thursday citing medical reasons and the Prosecution sought to have the Director of Criminal Investigations probe the doctor’s letter presented on his behalf.

“Are we dealing with a supernatural being ..the conduct of the lawyer raises questions and that why we have to investigate,” State Counsel Nicholas Mutuku said.

A defiant Ombeta remained adamant that his illness is a private matter and refrained from divulging further information.

“I’m not the one on trial so anything happening to me its private, again leave me alone …why do you want to know my sickness, leave me alone,” Ombeta said.

He told the court that he has an appointment scheduled for next week and will therefore not go on with the hearing.

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A report from the DCI on Ombeta’s medical condition is to be delivered in court on Monday and the matter will be mentioned next Tuesday for further direction.

“Ombeta is not on trial , no one chooses to be sick ..the problem was how his case was presented which poses a difficult to the court and parties,” the judge said.

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Drama as delegates heckle DP Ruto during BBI launch 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Delegates heckled Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya over his remarks on the report

The DP was forced to pause his speech after the delegates started booing him after he appeared to express his dissatisfaction at the Youth leader Trans Nzoia County Alex Matere’s remarks about his wheelbarrow donations.

Ruto said by saying that Kenyans should not adopt 16th-century technology, Matere was referring to the wheelbarrows he has been supplying to Kenyans.

However, Ruto noted that the discussions Kenyans should have is why a 16th-century tool has millions of citizens still dependent on it in the 21st-century.

The DP’s remarks didn’t sit well with most of the delegates, which resulted in them openly expressing their displeasure and forcing him to stop talking.

Mbita Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo appeared mainly pissed by Ruto’s remarks as he stood and jeering Ruto, drowning his speech.

He went on to ask for a minute to conclude his speech but the crowd couldn’t hear of it as they continued to jeer him after he appeared to hit out at the former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

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Ruto concluded his speech by calling on leaders to refrain from contests pitting the rich and the poor by quoting former US President Abraham Lincoln.

DP Ruto then proceeded to welcome his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta to make his remarks with the delegates still shouting “respect the president,” as he took his seat.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also hit on the DP for engaging in early campaigns instead of supporting the President in delivering the Big-4 Agenda.

Raila said that Kenyans expect to be united for now but not campaigns of who will be the President in 2022 as they will handle that when the time comes.

The ODM Party leader noted that Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta should be working as a pair to bring a difference in the country.

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Uhuru maintains Raila is not government

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BY KEVIN KOECH

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 26 October 2020 made it clear that Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is not in the government.

Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, the Head of State explained that when he decided to come into an agreement with Raila, the mission was to find a way to healing this country.

“When we sat down to talk, something that was very difficult, for him and also for me and my team, very difficult. But when we got through to it and we spoke and we spoke again, we agreed that we are not here to share positions and we should put our various positions aside,” he said.

He mentioned that the two agreed to come together with a common agenda of ensuring that what the people of Kenyan have witnessed in 1992, 2005, 2007, and 2017 Kenyans shall never witness again.

He went on to make it clear that Raila Odinga never made any demands from the government.

“We did not talk about sharing government and as we stand today, he (Raila) is not in government. He is not in government; he never made any demands for the government. He never made any demands for a share of government,” he added.

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The President pointed out that Raila Odinga asked for the two opposing sides to come together and fix what has been ailing the country.

He explained that this would allow the country in the future to be able to compete without the need for the innocent Kenyans blood being shed.

He went on to that the ODM leader for showing his patriotism and looking for a solution because he did not have to do it.

Uhuru also gave special thanks to his Deputy William Ruto for being part and parcel of the handshake and making the BBI report.

He revealed the three agreed that they would never talk about elective posts as they aimed to unite Kenyans.

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Corazone Kwamboka calls out Maureen Waititu for allegedly insulting her baby

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BY KEVIN KOECH

There seems to be unending drama between lawyer cum socialite Corazon Kwamboka and her boyfriend’s ex Maureen Waititu.

Maureen and her baby daddy Frankie have been on each others neck with Frankie claiming the YouTuber denies him a chance to see his kids.

In her defence, Waititu claimed that Frankie does not support their two kids.

Kwamboma also jumped in and joined in the drama.

She blasted Waititu for insulting her baby because she got him with Frankie.

According to the curvy lawyer, having a baby with Waitutu’s ex is not reason enough for her to insult a young child.

“Only a sick person can insult a baby calling him a name so despicable I can’t even talk just because I had him with their ex.”

Corazon and Frankie started dating shortly after he broke up with Maureen Waititu.

They got their first child months ago.

Kwamboka further accused Waititu of always driving to her house at midnight.

According to Corazon, she was scared since she had not invited Waititu to her place.

Waititu’s behaviour forced Corazon to move out of her house to somewhere she felt safe.

“One day i’ll open my mouth. drove me out of my own house out of fear. I had to leave a house I bought with my own sweat to go into hiding because sister was driving to my house at midnight trying to I don’t know to do what to me!” she said.

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The curvaceous lawyer also urged Maureen to live her life and avoid living for others.

“Don’t live for the cheers, you won’t die by their boos. People get too invested in other people’s lives like it pays,” she said.

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