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I first met Moi while looking for farm work, Sally reflects

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Former Head of Public Service Dr Sally Kosgei yesterday spoke about her years of interaction with President Daniel a rap Moi, narrating how she met him while she was looking for a job in a farm in 1972.

“I was privileged to work with my former boss as an ordinary civil servant for five years, as an ambassador for six years, permanent secretary for 10 years and his Head of Public Service for two years. 1 will always remain grateful to him for his generosity, support, professionalism and above all respect,” Kosgei told mourners during the former President’s funeral service.

Kosgei (pictured) said she first met Moi when he was the vice-president.

“I was coming to the end of my first year at the university and was job- seeking. The year was 1972 in July. I was struck by his humility and what crossed my mind was that he stood like a soldier. He was very polite. He was surprised that I wanted manual work on a farm and many years later he reminded me of this meeting when 1 was reluctant to take up the London posting,” Kosgei, a former High Commissioner to London, United Kingdom, said.

“He even reminded me of the ridiculous T-Shirt I was dressed in that day. You have to believe that he had a very strong memory. Just in case you are wondering, it was a bright yellow T-Shirt with black writings and a cap overflowing with beer; it was from East African Breweries with a caption ‘Have a nice day’,” Kosgei recounted.

Education champion

She said on their first meeting, Moi had talked to her about the importance of education and made her promise him that she would pursue her education to the doctorate level, thus she was not surprised that he paid so much attention to education when he became president.

Kosgei said Moi treated women with a lot of respect and many times, she found herself “abandoned” especially when he seemed not to be in his best of moods.

“I soon recognised how to know signs of displeasure; if he called me Daktari, I was ok, Sally is my official name so that was fine. But if he received me with the name lakwani, which means child in Kalenjin, 1 knew I was in deep trouble. If he was angry with me he would send Joshua Kulei to tell me or I just stayed away,” she recalled.

She said she worked closely with Moi during the 2002 election and transition to the Narc administration.

“I prepared two speeches for the then Kanu candidate Uhuru Kenyatta – one in the event he won the election and another if he lost – and handed them to Moi,” she said.

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“I soon recognised how to know signs of displeasure.

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Sarah Kabu surprises husband with retirement home on his birthday 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Bonfire Adventure’s Managing Director Sarah Kabu caused a stir on social media after she bought her husband Simon Kabu his dream retirement home at OlPajeta.

Simon took to his Facebook page praising his wife for the surprise. According to him, he was not aware of Sarah’s plan.

“Thanks so so much everyone who wished me a happy birthday today. now… I’m overwhelmed by what sarah kabu surprised me with today. imagine a retirement home!”

He revealed that he was aware they would celebrate his birthday at OlPajeta, however, saying thay he was not aware that Sarah had bought him his dream retirement home.

Simon went on to reveal that whenever they went for a holiday at the OlPajeta, he always told Sarah that he would like to have his retirement home there.

“Sarah… I’m over the moon… you are a proverb 31 woman… this is too much on me. . we have been visiting olpajeta many times, and every time we visit there, I always comment…. ningetaka kuretire hii place…. but this year we have been affected in hospitality and didn’t have hizo plans hivi karibuni

“She organized my birthday bash at olpajeta ( with my knowledge) as we normally visit with bonfire adventures and events sept babies..but today…. I thought we were going for a bush lunch….. shock on me and my cubs… we got a surprise of our lifetime,” he said.

Simon then went on to confess his love for Sarah Kabu and promised to support her. He further appreciated her for taking a loan with Stanibic’s DADA program to finance the house.

“Sarah… I will continue supporting you in anything you do and will always make you happy. I will make sure you get a surprise of the century. thank you 1000000 times,” Simon added.

Further adding that;

“Sarah, I’m not sure why you want me to retire early 🤷‍♂️. I named the house after austin kabu and is known as #mtaliiparadiseolpajeta and is we will put it kwa #bonfiredeals.”

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Chris Kirubi says marriage is enslavement, urges men to be careful

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BY KEVIN KOECH

City businessman and tycoon Chris Kirubi has given his opinion on marriage claiming that it is enslavement.

Speaking in an interview on Churchill Show, Kirubi explained that men have to be careful when it comes to marriage, or else they will be sentencing themselves to imprisonment for life.

He went on to compare some women to the military army as they are always in a fighting mood.

He, however, pointed out that it is always a pleasure to marry a good woman but some women.

“Marriage is enslavement, you have to be careful. You have to agree to go into slavery, to go to jail, and not to go there to test it and get out. It is a permanent affair you are jailed for life

“If you marry a good woman, it is such a pleasure. But there are some women, it’s like they first went to the army then came back for you to marry them; they are always in a fighting mood. Good has to bless you,” he said.

The father of two went on to praise Kenyan a section of women noting that if a man wanted to become rich, they need to marry Kenyan women.

He added that if they are not always bringing drama, they will make money for the family. He explained that it is an inheritance Kenyan women have.

Kirubi also talked about his two children saying that while his daughter works as the Managing Director for one of his companies in the country; Haco Industries, his son refused to come back and works in Brussels.

While praising his two kids, he disclosed that his daughter does not fear him as someone he hired from outside and argues with him.

“My son is in Brussels, he works for DHL. I think they pay him so much money he refused to work for me but it’s good he has also accumulated a lot of experience,” Kirubi narrated.

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Maraga advises Uhuru to dissolve Parliament over two-thirds gender rule

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Chief Justice David Maraga has advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament.

The CJ said the Parliament should be dissolved over its failure to implement the two-thirds gender rule.

This is following six petitions filed by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) , Margaret Toili, Fredrick Gichanga Mbugua’h, Stephen Owako, Johnn Wangai, Aoko Bernard and David Sudi.

The petitioners fault parliament over failure to pass the laws in accordance with Article 27(3) read together with Articles 81(b) and 100 of the 2010 Constitution despite four Court orders.

In a statement issued on Monday, CJ Maraga said Parliament should be held accountable for failing the Kenyan people.

“Your Excellency, the two-thirds gender rule is an acronym for the constitutional imperative which prohibits any form of discrimination in the appointive and elective positions in our country on the basis of one’s gender.

“It is grounded on the declaration in Article 27(3) of the Constitution that Women and men have the right to equal treatment, including the right to equal opportunities in political, economic, cultural and social spheres, ” said Maraga.

“Let us endure pain if only to remind ourselves that, as a country, being a democracy that has chosen to be governed by the rule of law, we must say no to impunity and hold everyone accountable for their actions or omissions.

“Your Excellency, it is my constitutional duty to advise you, the President of the Republic of Kenya, which I hereby do, to dissolve Parliament in accordance with Article 261(7),” the statement added.

In his statement, Maraga says that National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Kenneth Lusaka argued that the six petitions were “incomplete”.

“The Speakers contend that the six petitions are incompetent and bad in law for the reason that no court order was ‘transmitted’ to either the CJ or to the Parliament as required by Article 261(6)(b),” it added.

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