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Kenei was killed to scare me, claims DP Ruto

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Deputy President William Ruto has claimed that Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, an AP officer attached to his office was murdered by his political opponents.

Speaking on Saturday during Kenei’s burial in Rongai Nakuru county, Ruto dared suspects and his opponents to be ready to kill him or prepare a gruelling political battle.“Kenya is for everyone and not for some clique of people, may be you kill me but I will not be cowed with your schemes and threats.”

The viciously angry DP told his opponents he was read to take them head and that no amount of intimidation will stop him.

He pledged to the family that he will do everything possible to make sure that Kenei killers are found and justice is done.“I want to assure you that those who killed this boy (Kenei) for any reason will not know no peace until we find them,” he said.

Ruto accused the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of being mobilised to destroy and discredit his office with all manner of nonsense and to bring him down, saying ongoing probe into Kenei’s murder was part of the plot by a clique in the system to finish him politically.

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“DCI has been mobilised, for political reasons, to discredit and destroy my office with all manner nonsense and to bring me down, but there I God in heaven,” he said.

Ruto claimed those plotting for his downfall have been all over the place boasting that he (the DP) will not be there soon, but was quick to remind his detractors that the system will not vote, but Kenyans will.

“Those in this scheme are boasting that I will not be there soon. Since the system cannot elect anybody, they can only kill,” he added.

He said he was aware of bad things being plotted against him by his enemies who had roped in the DCI office to help them execute their evil plan.“I know what I am saying, I am not a mad man, I am the Deputy President of Kenya, so if I say there is a scheme to finish me, don’t doubt me.DP Ruto spoke after a closed-door meeting with elders and Kenei’s family members ahead of the burial ceremony.

Kenei’s father John Chesang, eulogised his son a sharp young man who did not deserve to die.Labour Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui described the Sergeant as a focused person who could not commit suicide as has been reported.

Kenei, who worked at Ruto’s Harambee House Annex offices as head of security, died under unclear circumstances about two weeks ago.

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Kinoti said Kenei was murdered, and his body secretly taken to his Imara Daima’s house, where it was later found, with a pistol next to it, in a stage-managed suicide scene.“We have evidence to show that he did not shoot himself,” Kinoti told the media, “this is case of cold murder. They killed him and tampered with the scene.”

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Navigating through the Covid-19 Terrain and a Story of Exceptional Transformation at Optiven

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Navigating through the Covid-19 Terrain and a Story of Exceptional Transformation at Optiven

Optiven Group has continuously had all its eyes trained on its vision of economically and socially empowering and transforming the society.

This vision was however momentarily shaken by Covid-19, especially on the month of March 2020, when the first case was reported. Soon, all was not business as usual. The pandemic scared our staff and customers alike. With huge loans to pay, massive salary bills and many office rentals to cope with, everything seemed daunting. The worst was when we closed our offices and temporarily sent hundreds of staff home. That was extremely agonizing to bear.

As an entrepreneur, this was one of my worst periods ever. The headaches were not ceding ground and the only thing that was consoling was the power of prayers. It is during such times when the test of leadership comes to play.

Our most affected area of business was our sister venture entities in the name of restaurants. Indeed, we sent hundreds of staff home. We are now however thanking God that 85% of these staff are back and with a projection of bringing back the rest soon, as business starts coming back.

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Importantly, soon after Covid-19 pandemic hit, Optiven Group was swift in adopting new strategies and quickly embracing appropriate technology to counter the new terrain. This is perhaps one of the reasons why the firm is still expanding, especially on the area of job creation and mentorship front.

It is largely courtesy of these strategies that despite the current pandemic, we have managed to launch enormous mentorship programs such as the George Wachiuri School of Mentorship and also engaged in encouraging SMEs that have really been struggling to stay afloat through our business mentorship sessions. Through the latter, we have continued to inspire over 7,000 active participants through George Wachiuri’s Facebook LIVE shows that are also available on my You Tube channel, this has continued to give hope to many.

Still, during this period, we have managed to create over 100 permanent jobs for both senior and middle level employees, plus over 200 casuals that daily work in our projects. This job increase is in line with our goal of creating over 30, 000 jobs by the year 2030.

On the real estate front, we really had to think away from the box and undertake a massive 360 degree transformation that was educated by thinking differently and changing how we used to do things before Covid-19.

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Thanks to this, we have continued to provide our customers with even more offerings in terms of value additions to our projects. It is during this period of Covid-19 when we decided to put our efforts towards GoingGreen in most of our projects. Matter of fact, we have surprised our customers by further transforming our projects through installation of green energy, massive tree planting, and installation of water recycling systems, encouraging plot owners engage in farming of organic foods and subsequently feed their families from their previously idle plots. Significantly, we also changed from use of Kenya Power electricity in our projects to the use of solar energy on almost all amenities and by so doing, we have now managed to save millions of shillings in terms of KPLC bills. Most importantly, we are glad that we are now fully plugged on the green energy agenda.

All along, the company has continued to flourish through innovation, partnerships, massive philanthropy activities and even more importantly, a commitment to always entrust all our undertakings to God.

We are glad that we are consistently realizing our vision of being pacesetters in social economic transformation through opportunities such as job creation that have a positive multiplier effect on the society.

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Guided by the same vision, we always dedicate 5% of what we make in business and channel it to the less fortunate through a registered foundation viz Optiven Foundation. We have hundreds of orphans whom we support to go through school. We also support the physically challenged to get free wheelchairs and support girls to access schools. The Foundation also cares for over 300 families and helps them to get food daily.

Indeed, we at Optiven exist to economically and socially empower and transform the society.

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Contact Optiven Group:0790 300 300
Email: admin@optiven.co.ke Website: www.optiven.co.ke George Wachiuri Blog: www.georgewachiuri.com
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Maradona dies at 60 following a heart attack

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at the he age of 60 following a heart attack. According to ESPN, Matias Morla, Maradona’s longtime agent, confirmed the news to of his demise.

He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, according to Argentine media as well as several acquaintances of the former player.

Maradona had recently battled health issues, even undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma several weeks ago.

Following his death, a statement from the Argentina Football Association read: “The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts.”

He was one of the most recognisable people in the world.

Maradona, who was born in 1960, captained Argentina to World Cup 1986 glory as well as reaching the final in 1990. At the height of his club career, at Napoli from 1984 to 1991, he helped the side win its only two Italian league titles. le people in the world.

According to ESPN, in 2004, he was hospitalised with severe heart and respiratory problems related to a long battle with drug addiction.

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Major news agencies report that he had undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight and received treatment for alcohol abuse.

Maradona is survived by his wife, Veronica Ojeda, two daughters, two sons, and his former wife, Claudia Villafane.


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Janet Mbugua shares her Covid-19 scare

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Media personality Janet Mbugua has shared the tale of the time she faced a scare as thought she had contracted Covid-19 last month.

In a video she shared on Instagram, the former Citizen tv news anchor said she experienced Covid-19 symptoms which escalated quite quickly.

The video shows her being taken through the nasal swab test for Covid-19, which is known to very uncomfortable.

Luckily, the result for the mother of two came back negative.

Janet Mbugua said that her scary experience motivated her to fight the fear and stigma related to Coronavirus, and will use her platform to advocate for a vaccine.

This comes as Covid-19 cases continue to rise sharply in Kenya amid a rush by various pharmaceutical companies globally to come up with an effective vaccine.

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