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How Idris Sultan squandered Sh32million of Big Brother Africa prize money

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The last winner of Big Brother Africa, Tanzanian Idris Sultan says he doesn’t understand how he wasted the Sh32million purse he won from the competition.

Sultan is however quick to blames one of his former close friends for the loss of his huge fortune.

Sultan says he squandered his colossal winnings with someone he thought was a true friend having known him for five years. He claims even his own family never got to benefit from the millions.

PRIZE MONEY

“The first time ambayo nimepata ile hela, a lot of friends walikuwa behind me. Plan yangu ilikuwa kukaa pale one month I wasn’t sure I would even last the month but all I needed was that platform to push my brand at the time. sikujua nitashinda so there was no plan for that money,” Sultan said.

He says after winning the money, he asked the organisers of the reality show not to hand him the purse immediately as he needed time to think through on how he would use the money.

He took the money after three months and shared some little amount with some friends so that they would go and start individual projects.

Of these friends he singles out one by the name Mike, who he says was very close to him. This is the guy Sultan blames for draining his millions. He started a number of business ventures and made Mick in charge. He claims Mike took advantage of the opportunity to siphon the millions and almost dried him up.

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GOLD BUSINESS

“Mick was very close tukaamua kwa nini tusifanye vitu vingi. Kulikuwa na masuala ya gold na vitu vingine, vyote hivi nimemweka close. Sasa kitu kilifanya so much money ikapotea and I don’t understand zimepotea vipi ni kwamba I used to authorise release of funds for several projects upon Mike’s approval without asking questions because we were close and before I knew it, not much was left and there was no yield in the businesses,” he further disclosed.

The comedian says huge amount of the money was lost in the gold business and to-date he doesn’t understand how that happened. By the time he was cutting ties with Mike, he was only left with Sh2million in his bank account.

Sultan had even landed a lucrative deal to supply gold to one of Swaziland’s King Mswati’s children but that never happened after he been swindled by Mike.

Out of the entire Sh32million windfall, Sultan says his only spent Sh1.2million on buying his BMW and Sh1million on a one-week vacation with friends in South Africa.

THE WINNER

Sultan, who is also a professional photographer emerged the winner of the final season of Big Brother Africa, dubbed Ultimate Hotshot, which was staged in South Africa.

As the winner of BBA Season 9, Sultan walked away with a purse of $300,000 which at the time was equivalent to Sh24 million and equivalent to Sh32million at the current exchange rates.

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Sultan, who was 21 years old at the time, beat 25 housemate to the prize, including two Kenyans, former NTV presenter Sabina Stadler and actor Melvin Alusa who is Sauti Sol’s vocalist elder brother Bien Aime Baraza.

Sultan became a fans’ favourite gaining the nickname ‘Mr Lover Man’s because of his sexual behaviour in the house.

The reality show has since stopped airing for lack of sponsors as was reported.

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Kimunya hits at Maraga over Parliament dissolution

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BY KEVIN KOECH

National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya has accused Chief Justice David Maraga of creating chaos in the country with his advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta on dissolving the Parliament.

Kimunya said Maraga made advisory just a week after he appeared before a House committee that apparently annoyed him by insisting he should be prepared to leave office soon.

Speaking to K24 on Sunday, September 27, Kimunya said Maraga appeared before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on the September 14 and a week later, he issued the advisory “as an act of self-preservation”.

“This advisory was not done in good faith. It was an act of self-preservation,” he said.

The majority leader also added that the CJ was fully aware that the House had started the process of passing the law allowing for the representation of the marginalised groups including women.

He said there was a matter pending in court also linked to the law and said it was shady that Maraga did not wait for the court case to be determined but thought it was better the Parliament to be dissolved.

In his letter to the president, Maraga said the National Assembly and the Senate had failed to enact legislation required to implement the gender rule for nine years.

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He said the dissolution of Parliament under Article 261(7) needed to be enforced to compel the political elite to fully adhere to the 2010 Constitution.

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Bungoma man who hung onto a helicopter dies

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Bungoma’s ‘James Bond’, the man who made headlines when he hung onto a chopper that was ferrying the body of fallen businessman Jacob Juma, has died.

The man, identified as Saleh Wanjala, died at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Family members confirmed that ‘Bond’ was found unconscious and then taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The man will be remembered for his dare-devil stunt when he was filmed in 2016 hanging onto a chopper for over 2km in a manner reminiscent of James Bond, the famous British movie spy.

After the chopper incident, he was arrested and arraigned but released thereafter.

His body was taken to Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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Ruto skips COVID-19 conference despite invitation 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, September 28, failed to attend the Covid-19 conference hosted at the KICC.

The official programme indicated that Ruto was expected to speak after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and welcome Uhuru to issue his speech.

Kanze Dena confirmed that Ruto was invited to the conference but was a no-show when it commenced at around 2 p.m.

Ruto’s Deputy Director of Communications Emmanuel Talam, however, raised questions about the Deputy President being invited to the conference.

However, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa said the DP had a meeting planned with European Union delegates.

“He had a very important meeting which took longer than expected. It is not necessary that he has to attend the conference because he is the assistant to the President so when Uhuru is attending, he does not necessarily have to attend.

“He was meeting EU delegates in Karen to unlock the deadlock of global funds brought about by the Covid-19 millionaires Exposé so that the country can resume receiving the funding,” explained Barasa.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga on her side insisted that Ruto was not invited to the conference.

“When planning for COVID-19 response mechanisms they neither invited Ruto nor did they offer him a seat.

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“After messing up and they need someone articulate they offered him a seat at the National Covid-19 conference. And you expected him to attend? NEVER!” she noted.

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