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Imam who wedded fellow man suspended

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Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, in Uganda has been suspended from his clerical work after unknowingly wedding a fellow man in Islamic culture (Nikah).

The regional Kadhi, Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, said Sheikh Mutumba, 27, was under investigation over the “unfortunate” incident.

Sheikh Isa Busuulwa, the head Imam of Masjid Noor of Kyampisi, said the move was intended to preserve the integrity of their faith.

“He has been one of the three Imams of the mosque. He had spent about four years preaching in this mosque on top of teaching Islam to children,” Sheikh Busuulwa said.

He explained that although he attended Sheikh Mutumba’s wedding reception at his grandmother’s home in Kyampisi Trading Centre, the mosque leadership did not take part in the wedding preparations.

FEMININELY

A fortnight ago, Sheikh Mutumba unknowingly wedded a fellow man named femininely as Swabullah Nabukeera and spent two weeks with his new “wife” unaware of the latter’s true gender.

The truth came out later after police arrested ‘Nabukeera’ on theft allegations and during a body search by a female police officer before being taken to the cells, it was discovered that the suspect was actually a man. He revealed to police that his real name is Richard Tumushabe.

Mr Amisi Kibunga, the Kyampisi mosque bilal, said he saw Sheikh Mutumba’s ‘wife’ on two occasions at Juma prayers but said it was hard to discover that he was a man.

“He had a sweet soft voice and walked like a woman. She also always dressed in either gomesi or hijab,” Mr Kibunga explained.

“Four days after their wedding, the bridegroom came to me complaining that ‘her’ bride had refused to undress while they slept. Actually I was planning to go to their home to counsel ‘her’ when I heard that the bride had been arrested in connection with theft of a television set and clothes of their neighbour,” Mr Kibunga said.

Sheikh Mohammed Ssemambo, the chairperson of Namagabi Muslim County, expressed shock over the incident. “I learnt about the incident. As a Muslim leader, he should have followed what the Koran says when one wants to get a spouse,” Sheikh Ssemambo said.

IMAM DEVASTATED

When this reporter visited Sheikh Mutumba’s rented home, neighbours said they had not seen him in four days. Sources said he had been taken by a relative for counselling.

“He is too devastated by the incident and needs counselling,” a source said.

“The ‘bride’ did all the house chores such as cooking, washing clothes and others while the husband was away but it was not easy to know he was just masquerading as a woman,” Mr Henry Mukwaya, a neighbour said.

“He always wore gomesi or hijab and spoke like a woman but she kept indoors most of the time,” he added.

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Ex-MPs to get Sh100,000 monthly pension

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Former Members of Parliament will be getting at least Ksh100,000 per month.

This is after legislators pass an amendment to the Parliamentary Pensions Acts.

MPs who retired between 1984 and 2001 are set to receive a monthly pension of Ksh100,000 for life under revised changes to the National Assembly’s retirement benefits law.

The monthly pension for former MPs increased from the current low of Ksh33,000 to as much as Ksh125,000.

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) projected that the government will be paying about Sh15.1 million per month.

With the recommendation to backdate the payments to July 2010, PBO said it would cost about Sh1.76 billion in the first year of implementing the Bill.

“The annual pension payment would amount to approximately Sh180.9 million assuming there are currently about 160 ex-MPs and about 130 widows/widowers,” PBO said.

Under the law, their dependants will be entitled to about half of the set monthly pay for the spouse’s lifetime.

A second category of 80 MPs, who have been excluded from pension yet served for two terms before 2002, will get the handsome payout.

The payments will bring ex-MPs at par with their colleagues who served after 2002 and are entitled to at least Sh125,000 monthly upon serving two terms.

The remaining 80 will get a single payment of Sh11.9 million to date and the Sh100,000 monthly for life.

On Tuesday, National Assembly Minority leader John Mbadi, who sponsored the proposal, defended the Bill as hinged on a noble intention.

He told the Star it is to take care of former MPs currently “earning nothing but are entitled to pension perks”.

The ODM chair said some of the former lawmakers are paid as low as Sh2,000 which can barely cater to their needs, more so healthcare.

“It is to cater to ageing Kenyans who served Parliament and need money for medication. We have seen so many of them dying and we cannot turn a blind eye to their plight,” the Suba South MP said.

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Willy Paul mocked over 24 inch TV  

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BY KEVIN KOECH

On Wednesday, Singer Willy Paul shared a video jamming to his new song “Kamati ya Roho Chafu” featuring Sauto Sol’s Bien.

However, the short video prompted one of his followers to throw shade at him over his 24-inch TV that was visible in the background.

“The king has decided to entertain you!! Weka manzi yako mbali.. look at the waist Ina de bedroom!! #kamatiyarohochafuwaistchallenge ft @bienaimesol” reads the caption of Willy’s video.

The user took to the comment section insinuating that the artiste is always flexing on the gram yet he can’t even afford a bigger TV set.

“24 inch wah. Hawa macelebs kumbe ni shobo tu,” wrote Instagram user carole.keysha.

The comment managed to earn a reply from Willy who mentioned that the TV set in question is in the Bedroom.

“@carole.keysha Shobo umesema? Asante kamami. Jameni hapa bedroom hahahaha” reacted Willy Paul.

However, Willy Paul’s fans were quick to respond defending the star, with a section advising that he doesn’t have to explain himself.

In a quick rejoinder, the user also defended herself saying, she is Willy’s biggest fan;

“Are you willy paul?? Nonsense.. Is he complaining or who died and made you his spokesperson. Fuck you! Am his number one fun wacha ushoga wewe pumbavu hii.”

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PHOTOS: Junior Nyong’o and wife Wanja on honeymoon in Lamu

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If there’s a time you’ve been yearning to travel across the country and explore beautiful places it’s now. The local tourist industry needs you more than before.

Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o’s son Junior and his wife Wanja Wohoro are currently on honeymoon in Shela, Lamu Island. The newlyweds seem to be enjoying their stay at one of the top hotels in the county, at least according to photos they shared.

Wanja, a singer shared photos from their honeymoon, inviting locals to support the tourism industry.

Sun was eaten, food was basked in. #lamutamu. Never been to Lamu before! Wah. Also welcome newcomers! ☀️Very weird and a little startling to come back online after a week. Was so super touched by some of the messages we received and all the beautiful beautiful well-wishing. Y’all are magical 🔮. To find joy in the middle of such a ridiculous and disappointing and scary year has been just amazing. Feel very loved on all sides in my life and grateful for every drop.

Karibu tho, here be music, music-making, sun, paint, decolonising enterprises, and the occasional #sadboi musings. Also gig coming up soon so. P.S #VisitLamu #LocalTourism they need Kenyans right now, those who are able.

The hotel serves local cuisines and the couple pays between Sh8,000 to Sh28,000 per person sharing per night. Below are some of the hotels where they may be possibly staying.

Shela LamuShela Lamu

Check out photos of from the couple’s honeymoon

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Junior and Wanja's honeymoon

Junior and Wanja's honeymoon

 

 

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