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Kitany: I have lost my father-in-law

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The divorce case filed by Marianne Kitany against Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has taken a new twist following the death of the lawmaker’s father on Monday.

On Tuesday, Ms Kitany told court that she is not ready to proceed with the case as she is mourning the death of her “father in-law”.

Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Ms Kitany said she was planning to travel to Igembe to take part in the burial plans.

“On behalf of the petitioner, we are not ready to proceed. She lost her father in-law, who passed on last night. She is mourning and in the process of going to Meru to be part and parcel of the burial programme,” Mr Omari said.

“She cannot proceed with this matter. I have very strong instructions from her to pass her sincere condolences to her husband and the entire Igembe people.”

Mr Omari said his client would be ready to proceed with the case after the burial.

“It is totally unAfrican for him to say they are ready to proceed. She is saying the dead person is her father-in-law. She will be ready to proceed when she is emotionally stable,” he added.

But Mr Linturi’s lawyers— Muthoni Thiankolu and Prof George Wajakoyah— opposed the delay, saying their client was determined to continue with the case.

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“It is very difficult to speak about death but it is unfortunate to use it. It is presumptuous and unfortunate to use it to determine the issue which is before this court,” Mr Thiankolu said.

He punched holes in Ms Kitany’s claim that the senior Linturi was her father-in-law.

“Whether senior Linturi is a father-in-law is matter to be determined. The instructions I received was that unfortunate as the event might be, we should proceed,” he said.

Mr Thiankolu said the senator would not entertain any further delays in the case because it had held “many aspects of his life in abeyance and in limbo”.

“The petitioner cannot be heard to be crying louder than the bereaved,” he said.

“Soon after obtaining orders she has latched on them and dragged the matter. We should proceed expeditiously. We cannot lose sight of the hardship he is undergoing.”

And through Prof Wajakoyah, Mr Linturi said his father was unhappy because of scandalous allegations that Mr Kitany built him a house when he has sons and daughters.

“To make it worse, a woman from another tribe yet he has able sons. It was scandalous for a Meru elder, a Njuri Ncheke,” he said.

But Mr Omari replied: “If it true that he was shocked that it is her who built the house, then I sympathise with him”.

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Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora said he would not delve into claims that Ms Kitany was Linturi senior’s daughter-in-law.

Additionally, he said he would not focus on defence lawyers’ claim that Ms Kitany’s built a house that shocked senior Linturi.

Those two claims, the magistrate said, are matters to be determined later in the case.

The court adjourned until Wednesday because Ms Kitany was not in court.

By Nation.co.ke

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Size 8 makes the big announcement which all her fans have been waiting for

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Kenyan gospel songstress Size 8 (real name Linet Munyali Muraya) has finally confirmed that she is indeed expecting another baby.

The songwriter, who is married to Samwel Muraya better known as DJ Mo, has also revealed that she has been through a lot of complications.

“…God has been our protection our cover, thru tears and thru pain God has covered us under His mighty wing!!!! And I did not loose this pregnancy!!!! Soon and very soon I will hold my baby in my hands because this far God has fought for us!!!!! The journey this far has not been easy full of hurdles but His grace has been our strength!!!…”, Size 8 wrote on Instagram.

She also posted a photo of herself tenderly holding her baby bump while dressed in a flowing red evening dress.

To this, her hubby DJ Mo responded by saying: “Congrats babe, Glory to God, shukuru mzee kazi amefanya sio jokes…”

Just two months ago, Size 8 refused to confirm speculations from Kenyans that she was expectant, despite flaunting her baby bump.

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In December 2018, Size 8 revealed through an emotional post that she miscarried her second pregnancy and thanked her friends and family for supporting her.

The celebrity couple, an inspiration to many Kenyans, has been married for six years and had their first child, Ladasha Belle Wambui, in November 2015.

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Netizens, including several celebs, reacted to Size 8’s big announcement with sweet congratulatory messages.

“Congratulations mama wambo,” @dkkwenyebeat wrote.

“Congratulations,” @joyceomondi commented.

“Wow, congratulations, God’s speed!” @officialjanetmbugua said.

“Congratulations,” @willisraburu posted.

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Maribe: I’m very much single, Omondi, Jowie and Itumbi are just ‘friends’

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Former TV presenter, Jacque Maribe, is still single, just so you know.

Maribe has made her stand clear following days of speculation on social media after she recently confirmed that popular comedian Eric Omondi is the father of her 4-four-year old son Zahari.

The former Citizen TV news anchor set the internet on fire with the post on Instagram which captured the couple together with their son on his graduation day.

“Family first. Happy graduation day Zahari. We, mum and dad @ericomondi are proud of you!!,” she captioned the photo.

Eric also posted the same photo on his Instagram page with the simple caption “Family.”

The couple’s posts left many of their fans wondering who between murder suspect Jowie (currently in remand), blogger Dennis Itumbi or Omondi the TV journalist is going out with.

Commenting on the photo, one particular bewildered fan Danny Dunhillison challenged Maribe to make her stand clear on who between the three men she is dating.

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“… Mara sijui Jowie, mara Itumbi, sahii ni joker anaitwa Eric. I mean where does she lie? Tangaza standing madam!” Danny posted.

In response, Maribe wrote: “@Dannydunhillison nilitangaza hukuona. Niko single AF. Those are my friends.”

Maribe and Omondi dated back in 2014 in a short-lived relationship.

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She would later flaunt her baby bump but remained coy on the father of her child.

Years later, she started seeing Jowie but she has seemingly dumped following his incarceration after being charged in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Maribe, who also spent some time behind bars over the same case, has lately been ‘tight’ with Itumbi, who has even been attending some of the court proceedings.

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I will wrest Senate seat from ‘inept’ Murkomen, Kimaiyo says

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Former Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo has promised to dislodge Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen from the Elgeyo-Marakwet seat in the next elections.

Dr Kimaiyo said that the senator has failed to articulate issues affecting residents and only focuses on Tangatanga politics.

In an exclusive interview with the Nation, Dr Kimaiyo said he lost unfairly to Mr Murkomen in 2017 but that he has learnt his lesson and will ensure his votes are better protected in the next polls.

The former police IG, who is focusing on his real estate business and farming after his term as chairman of the Kenyatta National Hospital Board ended three months ago, said he has not given up on his ambition to represent Elgeyo-Marakwet residents in the Senate.

“God willing, I will vie again for the Senate seat in 2022. I am still ready to serve my people. I know their challenges and will be more than ready to provide solutions. This time round I will take it, just know that,” a confident Dr Kimaiyo said.

Before the KNH post, which he served for only one year, he had been the chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority, from where he was allegedly kicked out after discord in the agency.

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In 2017, Dr Kimaiyo received 22,000 votes against Mr Murkomen’s 117,000.

Promising to wrest the seat from Mr Murkomen, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, Dr Kimaiyo said the senator has engaged in petty politics instead of using his position to fight for more resources for the county.

“Murkomen is almost the age of my son. I think he is just 10 years older than my firstborn. He is among the youngest leaders we have. He started well,” Dr Kimaiyo said.

“During his first term he focused on issues affecting residents. But he has deviated from the role the people of Elgeyo-Marakwet gave him.”

He said that if given the opportunity, he will focus on eradicating endemic poverty and youth unemployment in the county.

“When you get such a privilege to serve the people you should leave petty politics to other people. Your county must be the priority, other things should come after that,” he said.

Dr Kimaiyo said anyone occupying an elective post should first serve those who have elected him or her.

He said if elected, he will focus on finding a long-term solution to insecurity in the Kerio Valley, especially on the volatile Pokot-Marakwet border, which he said was peaceful during his two-year tenure as police IG between 2012 and 2014.

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Dr Kimaiyo said he will still vie on a Kanu party ticket as he did in the last elections, insisting that it is the only party that can give him a fair chance at the ballot.

He said he has become a life member of the independence party.

He said he is interested in the Senate seat and does not want to be a governor. Incumbent Governor Alex Tolgos will be completing his two terms in 2022.

“I do not want to be confined within the county. A national figure like me ought not to be operating within the county. As senator, I will do much more than as governor. When you are operating at the national level you can easily influence the distribution of more resources to the county. I want to be in the Senate,” he said.

On Monday, Senator Murkomen dismissed Dr Kimaiyo’s accusations, saying he the former police boss does not deserve his attention.

He said nobody knows his 2022 plans.

“How does he (Kimaiyo) know my plans for 2022? I have no time for such type of politics and he doesn’t deserve my attention,” Mr Murkomen said.

Mr Kimaiyo also delved into his 2014 resignation as the police IG in the wake of several Al-Shabaab attacks in the country, saying he had done the best for the country but decided to leave voluntarily to allow someone else to take over.

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He was replaced by Mr Joseph Boinnet, who was later replaced by Mr Hillary Mutyambai.

“Contrary to claims that I was pushed out, I decided to leave on my own volition. I could have chosen to stay and wait for the President to appoint a tribunal to investigate me as the law required then, but I did not,” he said.

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