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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.

by nation.co.ke

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Nyashinski’s wife shows off her engagement ring

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Mrs Nyamari a.k.a Nyashinki’s wife – Zipporah Bett – has a message to thots and hairazzzz.

The fashionista who owns a design clothing shop dubbed Zia Fashions has spoken up for the first time since her traditional wedding.

A fortnight or so ago, rapper Nyashinki accompanied by his boys went to Nandi to pay dowry to Zippy’s parents.

It went well.

Now, she is official engagement to get married to one of Kenya’s eligible bachelors.

Today, she showed off her ring and sent a cryptic message.

Zippy, wrote, ‘bet you can hear my laugh from there…’

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Boy, 9, hangs himself

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A family in Nyandarua is mourning the death of their nine-year-old son, who allegedly killed himself.

Nyumba Kumi Initiative chairman Stephen Njuguna said the boy was reported missing early Wednesday and a search team was mobilized.

Mr Njuguna said that the body of the boy was found dangling from a tree in a maize farm near his home.

“We do not know why the boy killed himself but police have launched investigations,” Mr Njuguna said.

He added that he was yet confirm reports that the boy had differed with some of his family members.

The boy’s mother Esther Mumbi said her son left home on Tuesday and never returned.

“He informed me that he was going to his grandmother’s compound to get some fruits but he never returned home.

“I was later informed that he and his elder brother had a tiff before I arrived home,” said Ms Mumbi.

Nyandarua Police Commander Gideon Ngumi  said the body of the victim was moved to JM Memorial Level Four Hospital awaiting postmortem.

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Popular content developer Abel Mutua, wife celebrate 11 years together

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Content developer-cum-actor Abel Mutua and his wife Judy Nyawira today celebrate 11 years together.

Abel, credited for the success of comedians Njugush and Dj Shiti, wrote a heartfelt yet humorous message to his better half:

“Enyewe God ni msoo kama hapa ndio tumetoka babe! Happy anniversary love. Tungeenda katrip lakini mfuko inainsist tugonge kikombe ya supu na mutuch pale kwa Wangai.

“Leo nilikuwa nikuharibu na mutura ya thao lakini soo tatu nimenunua tokens. Wacha tuone ya soo saba inatoshana aje.

“I love you my baby. 11 years down 89 to go. After 100 Wacha tusample maraiya wengine tafadhali,” he wrote.

Njugush, a close family friend, also sent the couple a comical message:

“@judynyawira una nguvu…kuishi na mtu kama @abelmutua nyumba moja a whole 11 years! Happy anniversary…fanya kazi ya bwana.

“Abel makucha ndio bado hujaacha kukula lakini tujipatie another 11 tuone kama utabadilika….ni thahiri kuwa unaendelea kuzeeka huku mkeo akizidi kupyengekatuko nawe pensioner…lakini nyinyi wawili ni waroho safi ajaaabmnajua siwapendi! #RealOnes,” wrote the comedian.

Meeting

According to Abel, he met Judy at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) during his last year of study.

The Mutuas.

“I never dated in college until the last semester of my final year. And guess what, that girl I met two months before I left college ended up being my wife,” he said in a past interview.

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The couple tied the knot in 2015 with Dr Ofweneke emceeing the event for free after their wedding budget ran out.

Workaholic

Abel, who is the mind behind popular local shows ‘The Real Househelps of Kawangware,’ ‘Hapa Kule News’ and ‘Sue na Jonnie’ once admitted to collapsing in the bathroom due to exhaustion.

“After four years of constant writing and acting, I collapsed in the bathroom one evening from sheer exhaustion and I knew it was time to take a break.

“I’d overexerted myself. I felt I had nothing left to give so I quit my job, which some thought was very stupid and some thought was very brave,” he narrated.

The multitalented content creator co-owns Phil-lit Productions with Philip Karanja, who he also met at KIMC.

Congratulations Abel and Judy.

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