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K24 journalist brilliantly tells off governors for late press conference

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A bold K24 journalist on Thursday told off governors for keeping media corps waiting for hours at a scheduled press conference.

Reporters covering the governors’ event were kept waiting for more than two hours on Thursday and when they emerged to address them, Rose Gakuo, an anchor with K24, did not mince her words.

She asked the why they did not keep their time as indicated on the invite.

“…the invitation time sent to the media. We were told 12:30(pm), perhaps if we were told to come at 2(pm)we would have been here at 2. To be told to wait for two and a half hours is really unfair on our side,” charged Ms Gakuo.

The governors who were there to discuss the Division of Revenue bill listened awkwardly.

INTERVENED

Kakamega County governor and Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya intervened and told her that sometimes there are critical issues that they need to discuss.

At the meeting, Mr Oparanya said the counties were struggling to pay salaries of their employees and might be shutdown next month.

He said all operations in all counties will be stopped on September 16, 2019.

“Beyond this date, if the matter is not resolved the county governments will have no option but to shut down,” Mr Oparanya said.

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Last week, Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki advised the Senate to seek out the National Assembly and record a settlement that will see Treasury release funds to counties.

The two Houses have long disagreed on the crucial Division of Revenue bill that allocates funds to the two levels of government.

By Nairobi News

 

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Polygamous MP proudly parades his two ‘First Ladies’ during political rally

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Nakuru East Member of Parliament, David Gikaria, recently excited a public gathering when he paraded and introduced his two wives to a gathering.

The incident happened during political rally under the ‘Inua Mama’ campaign in the MP’s home turf.

When invited by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika to ‘greet’ the crowd, Gikaria seized the opportunity to introduce his wives.

“I’m the Nakuru East MP and when one has a wife or wives, he has to acknowledge them. I have several Nakuru Town East First Ladies. Let me introduce them to you,” Gikaria said while beckoning his wives to the podium.

Both wives stepped forward with smiles on their face as they waved to the cheering crowd.

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“This is Veronica Wairimu, she is the First Lady number one. And this one is Dorcas Wangui, she is also the First Lady number one B. First Lady number one C is not here, but I will bring her here another day,” the MP said while alternately embracing each of his two wives.

Gikaria’s declaration is well within Kenya’s law which allows a man to marry more than one woman.

In 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Marriage Bill which legalised polygamy.

It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners.

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VIDEO: Bahati breaks down on live TV while narrating his difficult childhood

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Kenyan gospel singer Bahati broke down while being interviewed on NTV’s The Trend show on Friday night, as he opened up about the pain of losing his mother at the young age of seven years.

The singer was overcome by emotions when the show host singer Antoneosoul asked him what he thinks his mother would say about him now.

The emotional Nyota hit maker started by saying how much he misses his late mother.

“At times I miss her… even when I’m growing, as a musician… at times I’m misunderstood… but I’m only trying my best… to make her proud,” a teary Bahati said.

“There are some stories that have been said that I cannot just share with the public. But to my mum everyday I work hard to make her proud,” he added.

Bahati also recounted what he went through as a boy when he witnessed his mother’s death.

“If I can remember so well I was seven at Huruma that is in Mathare constituency. My mum fell sick and I remember it was on 26 December coz watu walikuwa wanakula chapo. And the next day after Christmas niliona akitolewa na blanketi,” he narrated.

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Rachel Ruto meets Akothee, showers her with praise

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If you thought you have seen enough of popular musician Esther Akoth, famously known as Akothee, you are in for a big shock as the siren has captured the attention of Second Lady, Rachel Ruto, with her big heart and philanthropic activities in Turkana.

The mother of five held talks with the wife of Deputy President’s William Ruto on Friday who was left awestruck by her initiatives to give back to the less fortunate.

Mrs Ruto took to her social media pages to express her joy at having met the flamboyant businesswoman.

“It was really nice spending time with Esther Akoth ( Akothee) today! What a beautiful story of determination and drive. We thank God for the work Akothee foundation is doing especially in Turkana! Esther has great tenacity & a beautiful spirit! We wish you all the best!” wrote Rachel on Twitter.

The controversial singer also turned to her social media to thank Mrs Ruto for the invite and opportunity to present her projects while at the same time warning her detractors that they had not yet seen the best of her.

“Thank you for the invite Mama. When I finished presenting my Turkana Project to Mama Rachel of building cultural center, schools, dormitory for old people, water project, irrigation, hospitals then she added ‘and a church in each and every center. This touched my heart deep mom! Yes a church mum we all need God,” gushed Akothee.

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“For the rest who see every negative thing on every good course you will soon take back your insults. You will insult me, you will create enmity between me and innocent people. You will try to break me and sabotage everything that I do. But you know what, you can’t stop a determined anointed woman.”

She urged her critics to join hands with her in helping the needy in the society instead of bashing her.

“Charity is a call, it’s not something you learn In school and I can’t do it alone. We are all responsible to our neighbors. Do it in your own small way and get Gods rewards,” she said.

Madam Boss, as she calls herself, has a number of initiatives under her Akothee Foundation, which has seen her recently make several trips to the arid Turkana on humanitarian trips,”

-Nairobinews.com

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