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Michael Joseph reveals secret ‘funeral pact’ he had with Collymore – VIDEO



Safaricom interim Chief Executive Officer, Michael Joseph, broke down severally while reading a tribute to Bob Collymore during the latter’s memorial service on Thursday at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi.

Joseph, while struggling to read Collymore’s tribute poem, also revealed that they had agreed whoever survived the other, would read the poem ‘My Funeral’ at each other’s funeral.


“Am genuinely sad and heartbroken to be the one reading this poem today,” he said.

He went on to read the poem but broke down a couple of times in between the poem.

It was too much for the grief-stricken Joseph who at one point paused briefly before continuing with the poem.


“Bob was the bravest man I have ever met, with enormous sense of humour, he never wanted anyone to worry about him,” Joseph said while eulogizing Collymore.

Joseph was among the speakers during Collymore’s memorial service attended by Collymore’s family, friends and a host of political leaders in the country.

Among the VIP guests in attendance at the ongoing service is President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.


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VIDEO: Kenyan man caught red-handed stealing money from church



A middle-aged man has been arrested in Murang’a after he was caught red-handed stealing from the church coffers.

Peter Muiya Irungu will be arraigned at the Murang’a law courts on Friday to face charges of burglary.

He was caught on hidden CCTV cameras breaking into James Cathedral Church in Murang’a town on Thursday.

The suspect was caught inside the church just after he stashed offertory into his pockets. Photo:m Victor Kinuthia

The Church leadership said it was concerned about  missing offering and decided to hoist secret cameras within the premises.

There was also a growing mystery of torn bills which forced the church to conduct the investigations.

Footage seen by Citizen Digital and believed to be from the incident shows a man believed to be Muiya attempting to pick a lock at the church premises.

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A man believed to be Muiya  is then seen using a thin wire to draw out notes from the safe box through a tiny opening.

It is believed that the same wire ended up tearing some notes in the process.

According to reports, Muiya  has been living in Murang’a town where he works as a casual labourer.

People close to him spoke of his sticky fingers, saying that he started petty theft circa 2018 before graduating into the church offering heist.

The church administration was surprised at the discovery as he was one of the most ardent attendees of church service and would never miss a day in church.

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Reports further indicate that he would pretend to pray and when everyone left church, he would use a special wire to empty the safe box.



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There are 8.2M Kikuyus, 6.8M Luhyas, 6.4M Kalenjins and 5.1M Luos – Census



The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on Friday released a breakdown of the 2019 population and housing census results.

The data tabulates the distribution of Kenya’s 47.6 million population according to socio-economic characteristics.This includes education; labour participation; housing conditions and amenities; agriculture and livestock; disability; religion and ethnicity; Information and Communication Technology (ICT); and ownership of household assets.According to the data, Kikuyu is the largest ethnic community with 8,148,668 people and the smallest is the Dahalo at 575.

The Luhya who are grouped into 19 sub-communities are the second-largest bloc with 6,823,842 people. They are followed by the Kalenjin who number 6,358,113.At 5,066,966 people, the Luo take the fourth spot and Kamba’s 4,663,910 at fifth.Kenyan Somali are 2,780,502 while the Kisii stand at 2,703,235. The Mijikenda are 2,488,691 and Meru 1,975,869.

According to KNBS 33,358 Kenyans did not want to identify with any ethnic group while 183,023 stated they are Kenyans.The report further lists:


Kenyan Asians 47,555Kenyan American 596Kenyan Arabs 59,021Kenyan Europeans 1,738.

Below is the full distribution of Population by Ethnicity/Nationality

Religious and Ethnic Affiliation

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The data shows that majority (85.5 per cent) of the population are Christians with Protestants, Catholics and Evangelical churches accounting for 33.4, 20.6 and 20.4 per cent respectively.Muslims accounted for 11 per cent of the entire population.On Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the statistics bureau says 20,694,315 Kenyans aged 3 years and above owned a mobile phone.“More females (10,425,040) than males (10,268,651) owned a mobile phone,” the report reads.It adds that 22.6 per cent of people aged 3 years and above used internet while 10.4 per cent used a computer.

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“The proportion of the population aged 15 years and above who searched and bought goods and services online was 4.3 per cent.”EducationThe data shows 17.8 million people reported that they were at school or a learning institution while 11.6 million left after completing their studies. This is as 6.9 million people did not complete schooling and a further 7.1 million had never been to school.The distribution of those still at school is as follows:

  • 10.0 million people were attending primary school
  • 3.4 million were attending secondary school
  • 3.3 million were attending pre-primary school
  • About 500, 000 are attending middle-level college/technical training education
  • 471,000 were attending university education

On labour participation, the data shows Kenya is a country of the youth.  There were 10.1 million youth aged 18-34 years and 4.1 million youth aged 15-24 years in the labour force.Since the economically active population was 22.3 million, only 5.5 million are not the youth.Females accounted for 50.2 per cent of the total working population, KNBS notes but more males (50.4 per cent) than females (40.6) were working in urban areas.2.6 million Kenyans are reported to be actively looking for work.You can download and read the complete Volume IV of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results HERE.

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Here are Kenya’s most populous areas



Embakasi is the most densely populated area in Nairobi, according to the population and housing census carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) last year.

The area has a population of 988,808, with male population standing at 492,476 and females 496,270. Most of the population here reside in the informal settlement of Mukuru kwa Njenga, Kware, Pipeline, Tassia and the formal Imara Daima.

Kasarani is the second most populated area in Nairobi with a population of 780,656, with a large number of the residents staying in Githurai.Njiru area is also highly populated, with 318,809 females and 307,642 males. Njiru area consists of Dandora Phase I-IV, Mowlem, Kariobangi South and Saika.


The population chain trickles down to Dagoretti, which hosts a population of 434,208.Affluent neghbourhoodWestlands is the affluent neghbourhood in the city and has a large population. The traditionally social and entertainment hub of the city boasts of a population of 308,854, with 104,980 households.

Kawangware is also highly populated with a total of 291,565; Roysambu 210,863; Eastleigh 225,815 and Kamukunji 268,276 people.

Dandora and Mukuru kwa Njenga are the leading slum areas, debunking the myth that Kibera is the most populated informal settlement area.Dandora hosts a population of 295,670, followed by Mukuru kwa Njenga at 242,941, Mathare 206,564 and Kibera 185,777. There are 94,199 male with 91,569 females in Kibera.

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Areas that are less populated and with approximately 6,000 people include Loresho, Kyuna, Spring Valley, Upper Parklands, Bondeni, Lenana and City Square.

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