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How Ruto saved Duale from axe

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At the end of it all, it took the internal politics of Garissa County, deep family connections and a last-ditch effort by Deputy President William Ruto to save Mr Aden Duale from the ignominy of being kicked out as the majority leader on the day the purge in the ruling Jubilee Party finally reached the National Assembly.

Sources say the power matrix in Garissa is what saved the voluble politician, cemented by his conduct in the recent past, and an early morning meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr Duale, Dr Ruto and Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju.

Even as the Garissa Township MP appears to have registered significant victory, sources say it could be temporary.Another meeting is expected in three weeks, where Mr Duale’s fate will be decided.

“I was in the meeting and didn’t hear the mention of his name, because he had been removed,” Tiaty MP William Kamket said, his position opposing the dispatch issued by State House.

SHOWN THE DOOR

While Mr Duale sighed, his two colleagues were not lucky.Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali and his deputy Cecily Mbarire were shown the door during the parliamentary group meeting at State House, which was attended by Dr Ruto and 212 MPs, according to a dispatch from the President’s press team.Mr Washiali was replaced by Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe while Igembe North MP Maoka Maore took over from Ms Mbarire.

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The presence of Dr Ruto and his allies was surprising as they have borne the brunt of the purgeBut more surprising was Mr Kenyatta decision to create the position of secretary of the Jubilee coalition joint parliamentary secretary, which will be occupied by Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.

The dispatch did not provide the job description of the holder of the position and its relevance in the party’s parliamentary leadership hierarchy.Some lawmakers, who did not want to be named, said the position is meant to check and infuse some energy into the office of the majority leader.

Another source said the President held a meeting with Mr Duale, the DP and Mr Tuju where Dr Ruto pleaded for the majority leader’s case.

POWER BROKERS

But it is the role of Garissa County politics that was more intriguing.

The Nation learnt that power brokers in the Abduwak and Abdullah clans lobbied for the retention of Mr Duale as majority leader.

“The two clans have controlled Garissa politics for four decades and would not want to lose power,” a source said.Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji comes from the Abdulla clan and is known to be close to the President.

Power brokers from the two clans are said to have approached Mr Haji and asked for his intervention.

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The two clans, known locally as the Telemuge, control Garissa politics and its economy.The influence of the clans is such that the who’s who in the county hails from one or the other.Former Chief of General Staff Muhamud Mohammed, who is Mr Duale’s father-in-law, and Mr Hussein Maalim, a former long-time minister in the Office of the President, come from the two clans.Since becoming National Assembly majority leader, Mr Duale has styled himself as a defender of the rights of the Somali people and Muslims.If the clan lobbying was a success, it must have come with a compromise.

TANGATANGA TEAM

There is a possibility that Mr Duale will adopt a neutral tone or gravitate towards the President or even start denouncing the DP and his Tangatanga team, some lawmakers said.

Late yesterday, Mr Duale held a press briefing, discounting reports that he had survived the purge in the ruling party.“I did not survive. My work stood out. I have served the country diligently and with dedication as the first holder of this office,” he said at Parliament.“These positions come and go.

The office of majority leader was not carved out for me. I should be judged when my term ends.”State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi was seen with another group of 40 MPs in Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata’s office yesterday.

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Mr Kang’ata said some lawmakers, whom he did not name, went to consult him on what to do “but I declined because I did not want to meddle in the affairs of the National Assembly”.“I told them I cannot assist unless with express permission from the President,” he said.

The early afternoon meeting brought together MPs who were not satisfied with Mr Duale’s remaining the majority leader.

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Shock as beloved young Kenyan doctor dies of Coronavirus

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Doctors around the country are mourning the death of Dr Adisa Lugaliki who succumbed to Covid-19. The news was shared by Dr Mercy Korir who described the deceased as a hardworking doctor who still had so much to offer.

“We have lost one of our own as a doctors’ fraternity to Covid-19. A young doctor with so much to offer,” tweeted Dr Korir.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union also sent a condolence message to the family of Dr Lugaliki, who served as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at The Nairobi South Hospital.

“We have lost a hard-working obstetrician/gynecologist, a mother, a friend and a colleague to the devastating effects of Covid-19.

“Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki,” wrote KMPDU.

Online, many recalled their interactions with the deceased and lauded her for her professionalism and dedication to the medical profession.

The late Dr Adisa Lugaliki

Despite the risks involved, health workers have continued to give their all in the fight against Coronavirus, constantly asking the government to provide enough PPEs as they discharge their duties.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced 447 new COVID-19 cases after testing 3,803 samples bringing the national tally to 8,975.

This is the largest number of confirmed cases in a day since the first case was reported in the country.

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While speaking in Mombasa County, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said a total of 64 patients were discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,657.

Four more people also succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 173.

Kagwe said since the cessation of movement was lifted three days ago, the government has been focusing on county preparedness to fight the curb of COVID-19.

He urged county governors who had not reached the maximum of 300 beds as proposed by the Ministry of health to do so.

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Truth About Life In America no one tells you about before you come!

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BY BOB MWITI

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It’s a whole new world for boy shot by police

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Ten-year-old Limo Poriot (pictured) sits under a shade and appears in deep thought. He stares at the crutches beside him and looks into the distance as if contemplating what the future holds.

For a month now Poriot has been forced to adopt a new way of life; the use of crutches after one of his legs was amputated just several inches below his knee after he was shot by the police on an operation at Naudo village in Tiaty.

He misses moments he would join his siblings and play with them. The best he can do is follow up the games, as friends and sibling playfully run around him.

Feel sad

“I wish I could join other children, run around with them and play all sorts of games. The noise I hear from them as they play just makes me feel sad. If only I had my leg back,” Poriot said.

The Standard One boy was shot in May while herding his parents’ goats. He reveals that he was with another child on that fateful day when a team of officers who were on operation drove past where they were grazing their animals. Out of fear they ran and hid in a nearby bush, little did he know one of the officers had aimed at him. He was shot twice, leaving him with injuries on both legs.

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One of the officers he said ran to where he was and found him wriggling in pain. The two bullets would mark the beginning of his new life. The officer in jungle uniform, he said, rushed to where he was, stared at him, then knelt and said he was sorry before leaving him for dead.

“One of the officers came to where I was lying, and saw me cry in pain. He placed his rifle down, knelt and said sorry before leaving,” he said.

The officers he said never bothered to have him taken to a health facility. It is after the officers left that residents who had heard gunshots rushed to the scene.

Later the boy’s relatives were informed of what had befallen the minor. Poriot’s brother, Alex Krop said he rushed to the scene and found his injured brother. The boy was ferried to Nakuru Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital where doctors suggested that the leg be amputated.

“Doctors said there was nothing they could do other than have his leg amputated,” Krop said. Poriot stayed in hospital for close to two months and was discharged on Tuesday. The doctors, however, advised that the condition of the boy be monitored closely.

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Krop said they regret sending Poriot to the bush to graze the animals. All they want is justice for the boy. The Government, he said should be held responsible for the loss.

“The boy was innocent, all we need is justice as a family. His life will never be the same again,” he said.

Hosea Lomada, Poriot’s father, said they have been left helpless and can barely cater for the boy’s daily medical bill to have the wound dressed.

Christina Lomada, the boy’s mother said the child is finding it hard to cope with the new way of life. Baringo County Commissioner Henry Wafula said they will review the matter and see how the boy will be assisted.

“Let him heal, we wish him quick recovery. Together with my county commander, we will review and see how the boy will be assisted,” Wafula said

By Standard.co.ke

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