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CHANGING TIMES: President Kenyatta “sneaks” back into the country again, Ruto MIA at JKIA

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President Uhuru Kenyatta returned to the country without announcing his return from an official trip in the Caribbean, where he toured Jamaica and Barbados.

“The President is back in the country. Tomorrow (Wednesday), he is expected to open the multimillion Nakuru County Assembly office complex where he will be hosted by Speaker Joel Maina Kairu,

“He will also preside over the 93rd edition of the Kenya Music Festival State gala at Nakuru State House,” Jubilee Head of Communications, Albert Mwemusi, revealed while speaking toKenyans.co.ke on phone.

President Uhuru Kenyatta holds a baby on March 17, 2016, during his tour of Nakuru County

The complex is the brainchild of former Speaker, Susan Kihika, who is now Nakuru Senator.

Normally, when the president leaves or returns back into the country, he is severally welcomed back by DP William Ruto, State House also takes it to their social media pages, Twitter and Facebook to announce his schedule.

The State House Spokesperson, Kanze Dena, also sends a newsletter to newsrooms via email.

She further informs the media on the whereabouts of the president via a press conference.

Prior to leaving for Jamaica, State House announced his three-day visit to the Carribean nation.

While in Barbados, Uhuru urged the Caribbean community to support Kenya’s bid for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat for the period 2021 to 2022.

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The president made the appeal as he pitched for closer cooperation among African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, to spur development and economic growth.

President Uhuru Kenyatta in a joint press conference with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness on August 6, 2019-Kenyans.co.ke

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Syokimau Commuter train stalls, again

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Hundreds of passengers were stranded on Wednesday morning after the Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD commuter train stalled.

The first train left Syokimau station at 6:30 am the normal departure time but kept making random stops.

After leaving the Nairobi terminal, the train stopped near Imara Daima station.

The train Hostess said the train was experiencing a mechanical problem.

“You will have to wait for about 20-30 minutes for a rescue locomotive which is coming from Makadara,” she said.

Travellers got angry due to lack of communication.

More confusion was experienced when the 7:40 am train from Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD arrived since commuters did not know whether to board the train or keep staying in the stalled one.

 

 

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Traffic police officer dies after being hit by matatu he had flagged down

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By JUDITH GICOBI

A Traffic police officer was hit by a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) that he had flagged down. He later died.

Mr Peter Perimoi Legetto was working at Lang’ata Police Station. He was hit by a matatu (KCH 796R) belonging to Aberdereline Sacco near the Lang’ata underpass area.

The victim was quickly taken to Nairobi West Hospital where he was being treated till his death.

“The officer met his death after being knocked down by a PSV motor vehicle a Toyota matatu of Aberdereline Sacco which he had flagged down at a road-block at Lang’ata underpass area along the Southern by-pass,” a police statement read in part.

His body was moved to Montenzuma Funeral Home in Nairobi.

 

READ ALSO:   Gloves off between Uhuru and Ruto as the DP is locked out of his Mombasa official residence
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Wanuri Kahiu lands in Hollywood to direct ‘The Black Kids’ adaptation

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Wanuri Kahiu, Award-winning Kenyan director -famed for her controversial, locally produced ‘Rafiki’ film – has been picked to direct an upcoming movie in the United States based on the novel The Black Kids.

She revealed the news on social media sharing her excitement for the major, upcoming task.

“New project alert: Excited to be working with Gotham on this,” she tweeted.

The producer cum author previous film, Rafiki was prohibited in Kenya before it premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it was the first Kenyan film to be selected.

None the less Wanuri has been getting massive support in the US. In her quests, Wanuri will also get to direct Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown in The Thing About Jellyfish for Made Up Stories, and adapting Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed for Juvee Productions and Amazon.

“The worst advice I received was to play it safe, agree with the voices of dissent, and be smaller. This has often been repeated to me by my friends and family since the creation of ‘Rafiki,’” Kahiu said, adding that; “The best advice I received was that people want to work with good people, so it helps not only to excel at your craft, but to be kind, joyful, and generous of spirit.”

READ ALSO:   Gloves off between Uhuru and Ruto as the DP is locked out of his Mombasa official residence

 

 

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