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Senator Jillo: Why I skipped Uhuru meeting



A second Jubilee nominated senator facing expulsion for snubbing the party’s parliamentary group meeting at State House in Nairobi early this week has pledged loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta saying she skipped the meeting due to “unavoidable circumstances.”

Senator Waqo Naomi Jillo’s loyalty pledge comes after her colleague Christine Zawadi was earlier spared after she wrote an apology letter to Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata.

In a statement on Friday, Ms Jillo said that she was unable to travel to Nairobi to attend the Party PG because of “unavoidable circumstances that Jubilee party is aware of.”

“I am currently in Marsabit County assisting in the fight against Covid 19.”

“This is a dangerous virus that we are facing and I would urge all of us to follow the directives that the government has given us. In light of the recent political on goings, I would like to state that my loyalty lies with our Head of State and Party Leader, His Excellency President Uhuru M. Kenyatta,” she said Friday.

She disclosed that she stands by and is guided by the President’s decisions in all matters affecting “our Party and our great Nation.

“I communicated my apologies and it was duly registered during the May 11, 2020 Parliamentary Group Meeting and I stand by the resolutions adopted during the meeting,”

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“I congratulate and support our new leaders in Senate; Sen Samuel Pogishio, Sen Fatuma Dullo, Sen Irungu Kangata and Sen Farhiya Haji.”

She told off her political detractors for trying to “drive a wedge between H.E. the President and myself.”

“I am aware that meetings have been going on to try and discredit me due to the grassroots support that I enjoy. I will always serve my people and God to the best of my ability,” added the nominated legislator.

Ms Jillo was among the five nominated senators including — Millicent Omanga, Iman Falhada Dekow, Victor Prengei and Mary Yiane Seneta that Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the party had recommended to the disciplinary commitee for expulsion.

On Friday, Mr Tuju however, said the issues are no longer in their hands.

“They are in the hands of the party disciplinary committee and so whatever excuse anybody has, let them address them with the committee because at the moment, we are powerless and can’t do anything,” said Mr Tuju.

He disclosed that once the names were forwarded to the disciplinary committee, the only way of getting it out is through a process.

Earlier, Mr Tuju had said that: “If they (five nominees) have any illusions that we will make the mistakes made by ODM and ANC with respect to unsuccessful expulsion of some of their members, we have learnt our lesson and are going to follow due process.”

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He said it was wrong for the senators to snub their party leader’s meeting and they must now be prepared to face the disciplinary committee.

Mr Tuju also stated that the party had confirmed from mobile telephone service providers that all the invitations were delivered to the Jubilee senators.

It is not clear how Ms Jillo would also be pardoned as she had received a show cause letter from the new Majority Chief Whip Mr Kang’ata.

On Friday, Mr Kang’ata confirmed response to the notice to show cause from Senator Jillo adding that he would forward it to the party’s disciplinary committee “with my substantive comments which remain confidential for now.”

“It is the disciplinary committee that will make the determination, not me. I am just a complainant on behalf of the Senate Parliamentary Group,” Mr Kang’ata said on Friday.

On Thursday, a section of women leaders in DP William Ruto’s Tangatanga camp accused Jubilee of undermining women leadership in the party.

But Nyeri Town MP Wambugu Ngunjiri said that was untrue as the positions would be filled by other “disciplined and loyal women to the party and its leader President Uhuru Kenyatta.”

“Those positions belong to women and the party has a right to expel renegades and replace them with other women who will stick to the party’s ideologies,” said Mr Ngunjiri.

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Official video of Kenyan MPs participating in ‘Jerusalema Challenge’ released



The awaited video of Kenyan politicians dancing to the ‘Jerusalama’ hit song has finally been uploaded on their Kenya’s National Assembly YouTube.

This comes just a few weeks after Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo proposed this motion in parliament; hoping to be the first parliament in the world to take part in the challenge. And for a minute many assumed that this could not work; until the video finally surfaced on online on Wednesday, 21 October.

Probably because this challenge had already been exhausted by many judging from the many videos of the challenge circulating on social media.

Kenyan politicians participate in Jerusalema video

Anyway, whether you like it or not, Kenyan politicians have gone ahead to release a new video; showing off their dance moves in their ‘Jerusalama challenge.‘ In a video shared less than 2 hours ago, the many politicians are seen grooving to the South African hit song….. and we love it!


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Governor Kingi tell off DP Ruto over hustler movement




Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has torn into wheelbarrow initiatives by Deputy President William Ruto terming it a political gimmick that has no benefit to Kenyans.

While addressing Kilifi residents during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations at Pwani University grounds the governor said Kenyans will only be freed from poverty, tribalism, and unemployment through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

“The same that are opposing the BBI are the ones going out to give out wheelbarrows as handouts. So they are blocking you from getting the benefits of the BBI and think that they can blindfold you with wheelbarrows,” he said.

Kingi who was in the company of Kilifi County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka said that the BBI report has outlined various interventions including increasing money to counties from the current 15 per cent they are receiving, a situation he said will improve the lives of the residents in counties.

“We have been pushing for the increase of funds to counties from the current 15 per cent and that has been addressed in the BBI report. But it baffles me that someone would go to an extent of opposing the document with all these interventions and then the only thing he gives is wheelbarrows. This is unfair and such people should be ignored,” the governor added.

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Kingi downplayed the hustler narrative saying that the DP is far away richer than the people he wants to lie to always.

“If you are hustler like him, then show me your chopper, your luxury houses not one and the luxury cars you own and then we shall know that you are like him. Other than that, then you are cheating yourself away,” he said.

He called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to immediately release the contents of the BBI report to Kenyans so that the speculative agenda by the Tangatanga team can be silenced.

“If we continue to withhold the report, the prophets of doom will continue to speculate and continue to lie to Kenyans about its contents, I am asking the President and Mr Odinga to release the report,” he added.

Kingi also promised to help deliver and explain the BBI document to his residents, insisting that he will lead in ensuring that Kilifi gets to know the importance of what is contained in the document.

“I will move out as a Governor in 2022 and another person will come in but if BBI is not addressed then the challenges that are there will still exist. I will be in my most pains when after retirement, the only thing I will see in Kilifi is wheelbarrows. That is not what we want as Kilifi residents,” he said.

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Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee named the new Harambee Stars coach




Celebrated coach and media personality Jacob Ghost Mulee has made a return to the National team.

This comes just a day after Head coach Francis Kimanzi and his entire technical team was shown the door.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) confirmed the appointment of Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee and has since unveiled him.

Mulee first assignment is to prepare the team that will face Comoros in AFCON Qualifier match that’s set to be played in November.

Kimanzi left the scene after he masterminded what had been tipped to be an unlikely friendly win against Zambia on October 9 at Nyayo Stadium.

He was appointed in 2019 to replace Sebastien Migne who he worked with as an assistant coach.

Mulee return reminds Kenyans when national team charges helped to qualify for the 2004 Afcon edition in Tunisia.

He is also credited to have mentored the current J1 League top scorer Michael Olunga and his appointment has provided an opportunity for the duo to work again at national level.

Under Nick Mwendwa Mulee becomes the fifth coach to have been appointed since he took office in 2016.

Stanley Okumbi took over in February 2016 and exited in October 2017 while Paul Put who led Kenya to Cecafa title took over in November 2017 and left in February 2018.

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Migne who led the country to the 2019 Afcon finals but, a Chan qualifying setback against Tanzania saw him part ways with the team on mutual consent paving the way for Kimanzi’s rise to the helm.

Kimanzi remained in charge from August 2019 to October 20, 2020, and he left just days after Mwendwa had secured another four-year term as the FKF president.

Mulee and his technical bench are expected to help Harambee Stars fight for back-to-back Afcon qualifications with two matches against Egypt and Togo already played.

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