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Fare thee well Mzee Moi

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Retired Kenyan president the late Daniel arap Moi has finally been buried at his home in Kabarak. 

Moi was honoured with a 19-gun salute by the Kenya Defence Forces in his send-off as a soloist played the Last Post.

The long burial service started early Wednesday morning at Kabarak university which spilled into late afternoon.

Several political leaders were at the ceremony lead by President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

 

“I’m here to bid farewell to a father whose love I saw and felt,” said President Kenyatta.

DP Ruto said: “We are sending off an icon, a statesman. For those of us who knew him when he was about to retire, we became his lastborns in politics.”

Raila noted: “We hated one another at some point, but Moi looked for me. I came here, we held a long discussion ate meat and forgave one another before we shook hands and that is where the first handshake happened.” 

Thousands of mourners from across the country also attended the occasion.

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KQ suspends employee who took video of Chinese plane at JKIA

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Kenya Airway has suspended an employee who filmed and shared a video clip showing a Southern China Airline with 239 passengers landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this week.

The airline is accusing Gire Ali of exposing poor handling and management of passengers arriving from coronavirus-ravaged China.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Mr Ali confirmed that it was true that he had been suspended by the national carrier.

“Yes, it is true, what is trending is true they have suspended me,” said Mr Ali.

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Kenya Power dismisses 110 staff in one year over fraud

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Kenya Power has over the last one year laid off 110 employees who were found guilty of aiding fraud, illegal connections and other crimes.

Theft is partly to blame for the firm’s financial woes that saw it report a 71 per cent decline in net profit for the half year to December.The firm yesterday said its net profit for the six-month period had sunk to Sh693 million from Sh2.45 billion over a similar period in 2018.

Additional energy charges from new power plants and increased transmission costs also ate into its earnings. Finance costs, which were on the rise the previous year and substantially dented profit, went down by 20 per cent.

The half year numbers came a day after Kenya Power reported a 92 per cent drop in profit for the full year to June 2019 in delayed results attributed to lack of a substantive Auditor General.“Our immediate focus is to improve business performance through the implementation of various initiatives to grow sales, reduce system losses, enhance revenue collection and manage costs,” said Chief Executive Bernard Ngugi in a statement yesterday.

“These initiatives are part of a wider turnaround strategy and are supported by the company’s drive to improve customer satisfaction.”

Mr Ngugi, together with Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti, had earlier yesterday cracked down on illegal connections in Tassia estate in Nairobi, where he revealed that the firm had axed 100 employees involved in fraud.

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He further warned of more action as the company scales up the fight on crimes that undermine quality power supply.

The operation was carried out jointly by Kenya Power’s security personnel and police officers. “The company will continue to work with security agencies to eliminate illegal power connections and address other crimes that deny Kenyans quality electricity supply,” said Ngugi.

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Death Announcement: Leon Ong’ara of St Louis, Missouri

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It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Mr. Leon Ong’ara of Saint Louis, Missouri.

Nephew to Agnes Thaiya (Shiro) of St. Louis and Caroline Njeri of Kansas City, Missouri. Leon was 25yrs old and in his final year at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri.

Kindly Let us all join the family for prayers and continue with our financial assistance.

There will be a Memorial Service and a fundraiser on Saturday, February 29 from 1.00 to 3:00 pm at the Archway Memorial Chapel, Hazelwood, MO.

The expenses are at $15,148.

It is our hope that we can raise the funds before Saturday so that we have an opportunity to celebrate Leon’s life that day. Leon’s body accompanied by Shiro and Njeri will leave for Kenya at a later date.

The Saint Louis Kenyan community is requesting for support.

For more information please contact:
Pst.Samuel:  636-219-1101
Pst.Michael Mwangi: 314-398-7040
Agnes Thaiya(CashApp Shiro): 816-694-9097
Zellipah Githui: 314-378-6452 – CashApp

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