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Should Matiang’i have queued? Kenyans react

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The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nyeri recently dismissed a casefiled by a female security guard who had sued her former employer, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), for sacking her on claims of mistreating then Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in 2017.

Justice Nzioki wa Makau dismissed Ms Daizy Cherogony’s case, saying the improper handling of Dr Matiang’i was sufficient grounds for KAA to initiate disciplinary action against her.

The case has elicited strong reactions from Kenyans, with many drawing parallels between the matter and a similar incident involving former Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza in 2011.

Ms Baraza found herself in hot soup after allegations that she assaulted a security guard, Rebecca Kerubo, at the Village Market shopping mall in Nairobi.

In the latter case, the security guard was vindicated after a 2012 judiciary tribunal formed by former President Mwai Kibaki to try Ms Baraza — who by then had been suspended by the Head of State — recommended that she should be sacked over the incident.

These events led to her subsequent resignation as Deputy Chief Justice after less than a year in office.

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In a tweet, former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale said: “Former D/Chief Justice Nancy Baraza was dismissed by the force of the Constitution for refusing to submit to an order by a security guard. Alas, a security guard has lost her job (still under the same Constitution) for correctly demanding that CS Matiang’i observe order! Impunity!”

Activist Boniface Mwangi also condemned Ms Cherogony’s sacking by KAA.

“I travel a lot. I normally meet Cabinet Secretaries, MPs, Senators and even Governors queuing in foreign countries’ airports. They are disciplined in other countries. It’s such a shame that a security officer was sacked for asking @FredMatiang’i to queue.”

He also shared his previous tweet that said, “Remember Nancy Baraza lost her job for pinching somebody’s nose; if this Cabinet Minister was a woman, men would be screaming murder. So wrong.”

Others wondered what the law said of such cases and why the outcomes of the two situations were so different.

“Which law did they use on Nancy Baraza and which one are they using on the Matiang’i case … so in Kenya it’s not only a crime to be poor but also to be poor and do your duty as expected,” Twitter user @patrickmwema001 said.

Conversely, lawyer Donald Kipkorir defended the guard’s dismissal by KAA, saying that no security minister ever has to queue.

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“Before Bill Gates or Barack Obama queue in a restaurant, elaborate security is put in place a month in advance. Mark Zuckerberg came to Kenya & ate at Mama Oliech’s & Kenyans went up in excitement. All these are pure PR antics … You can’t compare them to our Security Minister,” read part of his tweet.

“… No Minister of Security of any country in the world stands in a queue … Kenyans must leave Fred Matiang’i alone,” he added.

Facebook user James Mwangi also felt that the CS should not have been forced to queue, laying the blame squarely on the security guard.

“When this guard told Matiang’i to queue, what did she really want to show??? I support her fate! She wanted to show what? Her personality and ego has led her to losing her job … She was long replaced with another employee. Apambane na hali yake,” he said.

The reactions to the Nation story by readers also pointed out the power disparity between top State officials and regular Kenyans who handle them in the course of their duties.

“In conclusion, Ms Daizy Cherogony’s case was dismissed because she dared to do what is right by treating a politician as a person in a country where politicians don’t do people things like queue, drive on the right side of the road or respect laws, etc,” social activist Scheaffer Okore said.

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PHOTOS: DP Ruto, Mudavadi attend Matungu MP Murunga funeral

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Matungu MP Justus Murunga is set to be buried today at his home at Makunda village. He died on November 14.

He collapsed that evening and was rushed to the Matungu Sub county Hospital in the company of his handlers and bodyguard.

The MP was then rushed to St Mary’s Hospital where healthworkers tried to save his life but he died while receiving treatment.

He was taken to Lee Funeral Home where his body was airlifted from today to his eldest wife’s home in Makutano village in Lugari.

The body of Matungu MP Justus Murunga arrives. [Willy Lusige]

It is expected that the body will be buried in accordance to Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines that include pallbearers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).

The family had earlier been stopped from carrying on with the burial arrangements after a woman moved to court over the matter.

Milimani court issued the order restraining Murunga’s widows Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga from conducting the burial, interment or cremation of the body pending the determination of a suit filed by a woman claiming to have been his lover.

The suit was filed by Agnes Wangui, who said she had two children with the MP in a secret relationship.

In her application she alleged that Murunga’s family had conspired to lock her and her children out of the funeral and burial arrangements.

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Murunga, fondly referred to as ‘The Drill’ was born in 1960 and was a manager at  mbakasi Ranging Company in Nairobi before getting elected in 2017.

Present at Murunga’s burial was Deputy President William Ruto, ANC  leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, his Bungoma counterpart Wycliffe Wangamati, MPs Ayub Savula (Lugari), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), among others.

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Wendy Kimani shares the struggles of relocating abroad and music comeback

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Wendy Kimani came into the limelight after being in the first runners up of Tusker Project fame by charming fans with her amazing voice.

She has done hit songs such as Haiwi Haiwi and Unajua which she was featured by Israel born artist Gilad. Not much has been out here about the artist but she is back with a boom.

The singer speaking in a virtual interview at Let’s Talk show in Ebru TV shares struggles of relocating to the Netherlands with her mzungu husband having to leave behind friends and family back in Kenya

The mother of one reveals that although she has always had massive support from her husband, living in the Netherlands has not been an easy thing for her.

For starters, she could not find a salon to do her hair in the country and was left with no other choice but to depend on YouTube vlogs to care for her African hair and that is how her journey into content creation started.

Wendy also shared that the biggest culture shock she experienced is lacking the presence of friends and family.

For her, she had to start over with majority white friends and dearly missed her mother. She also felt alone after she gave birth to her son as the Kenyan culture of friends and family looking after a woman who has just given birth was lost.

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For her, she yearned for the tradition in which a mother and friends would bring her plenty of food and offer a helping hand around the house once given birth.

Wendy Kimani also shared that her comeback is now final as she does not plan to step out of music again unless because of unavoidable circumstances.

The songbird revealed that the reason she had to step back was as a result of the family as she was married and then had a baby and relocating to a foreign country she had her step back for some time to organize herself.

Wendy also says she is open to sharing more than hair content on her YouTube channel and will also talk about life in the Netherlands on her vlogs.

She is currently comfortable in the country as she has made a lot of Kenyan friends there who make her feel at home.

She also promises to release more music and a virtual live performance for her new song ‘Pagawisha’ as she cannot jet out of the county because of the strict COVID restriction in the country with approximately 10,000 new infections daily.

She, however, reveals that she will be releasing another single after Pagawisha.


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It’s ‘miracle’ baby number three for ex-TV presenter Faith Muturi

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Former TV presenter Faith Muturi and husband George Ngugi are expecting their third child.

The mother of two shared the news on social media revealing her pregnancy which is at an advanced stage.

The baby, she said, is a miracle baby due to the fact that after having their second child doctors had told her that chances of her getting another one was almost nil.

“Some of you know our story, that 3 doctors… Not one, not two, but 3 competent and credible doctors we respect, told us on different occasions that our chances of getting a baby were extremely low. BUT GOD🙌🏾 Here we are, 3rd miracle December baby. He did it again. 🙏🏾 Jesus, you do all things well. Be praised, forever and always 💜,” wrote Faith Muturi on Instagram.

She said their third born child is due anytime in December.

The couple got married in 2013 in a colourful ceremony which was attended by the who-is-who in the entertainment industry.

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