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Mariga: No, I’m not anybody’s ‘project’

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McDonald Mariga has denied claims that he is being used by Jubilee Party bigwigs as a contestant in the upcoming Kibra parliamentary by-election.

Speaking to journalists on Monday at the Jubilee Party headquarters where he went to seek clearance to vie for the seat, former Kenya international midfielder sought to set the records straight on his plunge into politics.

“I am not being used by anyone, I made this decision with my family, so here I am. Let’s see how it goes,” Mariga explained.

Mariga also insisted that he understands the needs of the people of Kibra, a place he once called home having been raised in Kibra’s Karanja slums, long before he became famous.

“I am not anyone’s project and I will support whoever wins since I was born and raised in Kibra,” Mariga said.

The former Kenya international midfielder was however non-committal on whether his political move marks the end of his football career.

Since the surprise announcement by Jubilee Party that it will contest for the vacant parliamentary seat and Mariga’s subsequent emergence as a prospective candidate, there have been claims that the footballer is being fronted by powerful forces within the party.

The speculations have been further fueled by Mariga’s perceived close relationship with Deputy President William Ruto.

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The 32-year-old, who won the Uefa Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010, has been without a club since being released by Spanish club Real Oviedo sometime last year.

 

By Nairobi News

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VIDEO: Did you miss Peter Ng’ethe’s Funeral Service in Atlanta? Here it is

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A funeral Service for the late Peter Ng’ethe was held at Christ Harvesters Global Outreach Church on Saturday. The late Ng’ethe  was set to be buried on Saturday Feb 22, 2020 at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta, Georgia Address1306 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064 at 1.30PM.

On Friday Feb 21 2020, a wake in his honor at West Cobb Funeral Home between 5pm and 7pm. Address: 2480 Mcland Rd, Marietta, GA, 30064

Mr Ng’ethe passed away on Feb 1st, 2020.

He was a dear Husband to Serah Ng’ethe (Mama Njoki)
Father to Njoki Mwangi, John Njoroge and Makena Njoki.

May He Rest in Peace. Watch:

 

 

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MP wants teachers impregnating schoolgirls fired

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Head teachers in Nyanza region have been challenged to recommend sacking of rogue teachers who impregnate school pupils.

Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo told head teachers to recommend to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to sack any teacher found in sexual relationship with a pupil.

Speaking in Mbita town during Nyanza regional Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) annual delegates Conference, Millie expressed concerns over teenage pregnancies in the region.She said the teenage pregnancies could only be reduced if punitive measures are taken against perpetrators.

“Teachers are good but there some of them who are rogue and end up impregnating school girls. Let us not protect those spoiling the good name of teaching,” said Millie.

The MP told the head teachers to reverse the trend of transferring rogue teachers and instead sack them.“Transferring a rogue teacher means transferring a problem from one place to another. Such teachers should not be transferred but sacked,” she said

The MP challenged the Ministry of Education to prioritise retaining learners in schools for success of the 100 per cent transition policy.

Inadequate facilities

She blamed the government for not putting up enough facilities in place to ensure success of 100 per cent transition policy.

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Millie said many schools were grappling with poor infrastructure as the policy is being implemented.”Schools lack enough teachers, classrooms and other important facilities which should be put in place for success of the transition,” Millie said.

She said school drop may be on the rise if the government fails to consider how it will retain learners in schools.”The government needs to come up with measures that will enhance retention of pupils in school. We need to focus on quality of education rather than quantity,” said Millie

The conference brought together hundreds of head teachers serving in Nyanza region.

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‘I did not cheat in my marriage’ Jackie Matubia opens up

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Former Tahidi High actress Jackie Matubia has refuted claims that she cheated on her baby daddy and ex-husband Nyogz while still married.

Speaking during an interview with Masswe Japanni, Matubia shared

‘ I released myself from my marriage last year, when I told my mum about is she was afraid that history would repeat itself.

This is because she had been previously married but got divorced.

Our marriage broke because we rushed into it, we had no one to guide us.’

J Matubia

Matumbi added that the separation really affected their daughter.

‘The breakup really affected our child ,she would constantly cry. My baby daddy asked for forgiveness so many times.’

She also refuted claims that there was infidelity in her marriage

‘It’s a lie, there is no way one can go cheating when they know very well they are married.’

A radio Jambo fan joked that she should try Patanisho a segment that brings people together but she rejected the offer.

‘No thanks, but thank you for thinking about me.’

According A city woman who did not want to be identified she did not know Nyogz (Matubia’s ex) was a married man with a kid.

The lady revealed she met with the actress’ baby daddy on dating site Tinder and they immediately kicked off after exchanging numbers.

”We met on Tinder, after a while he asked for my number and since he never used to log in on the app regularly.

I gave it to him. So we started talking and that is when he lured me and I agreed, I guess I was so high then,” she revealed.

Jackie now says that at the time the two of them had already broken up.

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