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MCA Cyrus Omondi’s family suspect foul play after he was found dead in India

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By JUDITH GICOBI

The family of Cyrus Omondi, Kahawa Wendani MCA, whose lifeless body was discovered in a hotel room in Mumbai, India on Wednesday, are calling for investigations following his mysterious death.

Led by Omondi’s younger brother Stephen Odhiambo, the family members are disputing reports that their kin died from a heart attack.

Odhiambo says their family has never had any case of heart-related illness and they want the government to look into circumstances that could have led to his death. They are also wondering why there are reports that he died from a heart attack even before a post mortem is carried out.  

“We have been told that his body is in Mumbai, India. A family representative should fly to India and take part in transporting his remains back to Kenya. A comprehensive postmortem examination should be conducted to establish the exact cause of my brother’s death,” said Odhiambo while addressing reporters at Omondi’s home in Kahawa Wendani on Thursday.

“Our appeal to the Government of Kenya is that a thorough probe into his death is conducted. It would be remembered that Cyrus was dedicated to the Jubilee administration.”

Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu confirmed Omondi’s death on Wednesday evening. He said the politician died from a heart attack. Rono Kosigi, the Liaison Officer at the Kenyan High Commission in India also confirmed his passing.

The deceased was among the Kiambu County Assembly’s Education Committee who had travelled to India for a workshop.

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We need to adopt Renewable Energy for our Real Estate Developments, says Optiven CEO

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Optiven CEO George Wachiuri has just officially unveiled a symbolism of green energy adoptions at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace in Kiambu. Situated right at the entry point of this gated community, this new landmark named as The Fountain of Peace is 100% solar energy enabled and is a statement of intent by this leading real estate firm to adopt renewable energy for all amenities at this high end prime value added development.

Optiven Group is continuously adopting Green Energy in its real estate developments. This leading real estate firm is alive to the fact that there is a need for Kenyan real estate players to adopt green utilities, green spaces, solar enabled infrastructure such as solar lights and water recycling technology amongst others.

Amani Ridge the Place of Peace is an example of projects that are being designed with green energy in mind.

This modern gated community is quickly coming up with amenities that have a touch of green energy, for the benefit of the residents who will settle here and their future generations.

“Going forward, developers will need to seriously consider adopting green energy to sustain the future generations and also adopt the Sustainable Development Goal Number 7 that seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all,” says George Wachiuri, Optiven Group CEO.

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“Here at Amani Ridge, we are seeking to achieve this through adoption of solar energy where all our street lights will be 100% solar powered. Our adoption of solar energy is educated by the fact that Kenya has high insolation rates, with an average of 5-7 peak sunshine hours and average daily insolation of 4-6 kWh/m2.

We must make use of this God-given source of green energy. We are also adopting water recycling technology where each home that will be set up here will have a bio digester to avoid water wastage. On the other hand, we have set aside 10 green spaces in this gated community in order to make this gated community as natural as possible,” says Wachiuri.

Besides these undertakings, this development will also be installed with underground power cables which emit no electric field and can be engineered to emit a lower magnetic field as opposed to overhead lines.

Optiven has set up a symbolism of all these green energy adoptions, right at the entry point of this gated community, with the installation of a solar energy enabled fountain named as The Fountain of Peace. This new intelligent water fountain is only an example of amenities that will 100% be using solar energy in this development.

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Designed by Noble Parks & Pools, this feature is a hint of other value additions at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace that will include green public parks, fruit orchards, cabro internal roads, a superlative entry gate, security stone walls that have been installed with razor wire and CCTV and an elevated steel galvanized 15 meter high 100, 000 liters tank.

Amani Ridge the Place of Peace will also have a provision of club house, house designs, appointed architect, registered community regulations by the county government, a home owners association, and uniformed security guards and two caretakers on site.

Contact Optiven Group: Tel 0790 300 300 Email: admin@optiven.co.ke Website: www.optiven.co.ke George Wachiuri Blog: www.georgewachiuri.com
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Nimrod Taabu parades his cooking skills while preparing special dinner for wife

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Nimrod Taabu is not just good with reading the Swahili news; but also a good cook who has left many men feeling the pressure after parading his cooking skills!

Well, just like a good husband Nimrod took his time to prepare what looks like a yummy vegetable dinner with some rice.

As seen on his Twitter, Nimrod left his fans salivating with photos of the finished product proving that away from TV; he might as well start a 5 star hostel!

This is however one of the very few times Nimrod has come out to share any information about his wife on social media.

Nimrod Taabu’s dinner

Tulieni sasa. This is what i was doing for her. Amesema tukimaliza kula nijifunge mask ya doktari kwa macho…😉

Nimrod’s mum

Well, having been raised by a mother (Alice Taabu) who was not only a chef but a TV host for a cooking show proves that Nimrod was raised right! This means he probably spent most of his time in the kitchen while his mum prepared food; and of course learnt one or two things about the kitchen.

For this reason Nimrod Taabu’s wife must feel like the luckiest woman in the world especially with her husband handy in the kitchen!

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Husband material!

For those doubting his skills, Nimrod challenged his colleagues/friends Linus Kaikai, Jageyo; Rashid Abdalla among others to show what they are made of!

However looking at the photos of the meals prepared by Taabu, I can understand why the ‘boys club’ members could not accept the online challenge.

The NTV news anchor however joins the list of romantic men in Kenya; and truth is they don’t make them like they used to before! Probably the younger generation of men should try and learn a thing from Nimrod who has proven that men can also belong in the kitchen!

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Ezekiel Mutua recalls day he was fired by Nation Media Group

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua has recalled the day her was fired by Nation Media Group.

In a tweet, the ‘moral police’ disclosed that a dismissal letter was dropped at his desk back in 2002, bringing his 9 years stay at Nation Centre to an abrupt end.

“In February 2002 a letter was dropped at my desk at the 3rd fl, Nation Centre. It was a summary dismissal. My 9 years at the NMG had come to an abrupt & painful end.

“I walked out with nothing but faith. Today I am glad they sacked me. May God be with all those who have been fired” tweeted Ezekiel Mutua.

Mutua’s revelation comes just two days after Nation Media Group laid-off a number of its employees over financial instability brought about by the COVID-19.

In 2018, Mutua disclosed that his letter to His Highness the Aga Khan and the NMG board over poor pay of journalists and corruption in the media rendered him jobless.

“I was sacked at NMG in 2002 (summary dismissal) after I differed with the NMG management. The bone of contention was a letter I had written to His Highness the Aga Khan and the NMG board over poor pay of journalists and corruption in the media.

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“I was the Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Journalists but the management was treating me like a mere employee and threatening me with a sack.

“When I left Nation Centre in February 2002 many journalists celebrated. Few said a word in my defense. Many were used by media owners to tarnish my name. Ever since the media has tried to destroy me at every turn but God has protected me” said Mutua.

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