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Thugs break into journalist Ken Mijungu’s house days after losing job

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Former NTV news anchor Ken Mijungu is counting loses after thugs visited his house and carted away electronics and other valuables.

The incident happened barely weeks after the journalist was fired by his employer and embarked on his private businesses.

Ken Mijingu: Thugs sweep clean journalist's house days after losing jobFormer NTV Ken Mijingu. Photo: Ken Mijungu.
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In a heartbreaking tweet he shared on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 22, Mijungu indicated the thugs could have assembled and ferried the valuables in a pick or Canter truck.

“Lightning doesn’t strike twice but thieves do, so the first time they broke my reinforced glass window with a sledge hummer or equivalent, carted away all electronics, weeks later they came with a pick-up, or Canter truck and carried away everything else, even ripped curtains off!,” he tweeted.

Mijungu has had a rough time ever since he parted ways with his employer last month.

Just days after being shown the door, the journalist opened a legal consultancy firm but the idea instantly faced resistance from the legal fraternity on grounds that he had not met the requirements to run such a firm.

He, however, downplayed the whole thing arguing his accusers did not serve him with any documents challenging the legality and validity of the firm.

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Zain Verjee rejected Uhuru’s offer to head PSCU, Itumbi alleges

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Former Senior Director of Digital Communications in State House Dennis Itumbi has detailed the behind the scenes of the post-2013 general election as President Uhuru Kenyatta sought to set up his communication team.

Itumbi, who was officially fired from the position last March, also described how he was frustrated while working at State House.

Itumbi was among five individuals who were let go in March after the Public Service Commission (PSC) scrapped five positions within the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) and terminated the contracts of those holding the posts.

He had worked at the house on the hill since President Kenyatta was elected in 2013.

In a series of posts he shared on his Facebook account, Itumbi sought to debunk what he termed as “lies that have been told for far too long”.

Itumbi now a critic of the Jubilee administration, started his narration from 2013 when Jubilee coalition won the highly contested presidential election.

The ardent supporter of Deputy President William Ruto claims that things were not all rosy from the onset.

According to Itumbi, the head of state after he was sworn in was looking to set up a vibrant communication team and his first choice was then CNN anchor Zain Verjee who turned down the offer and the president eventually settled on Manoah Esipisu.

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“The year is 2013. We have a new President and his Deputy. The new President is putting up his communications team. He is about to let go Isaya Kabira, the question is who should take over. The New President wants Zein Verjee of CNN to take the job. She is contacted. She asks for time. She reverts with a regret message – I need to complete my studies and I have a contract extension at CNN. I cannot take up the job,” he writes.

Nairobi News could not independently authenticate his claims.

Itumbi claims it was under the new leadership that he witnessed frustrations that affected the delivery of the president’s communication team claiming that they went for a year without pay.

He claims that he coined the title Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) for rebranding instead of the previous one Presidential Press Service (PPS) but the same was not signed off, until he approached Mr Kenyatta.

“I activated gear two and waited for the President, who signed it off. I did not go back to the duo,” he adds.

“They saw it as Breaking News on their phones as they took their stroll in the gardens.”

This he says to them was a betrayal and what followed were frustrations after another as the system was “fighting back.”

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“For a whole year, avoiding the details, we worked without a salary and accessed State House only on the strength of a News Release,” he said.

Mr Esipisu has since been appointed Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (U.K) in 2018 with TV anchor Kanze Dena taking his position at State House.

For his part, Itumbi has found a new home in DP Ruto’s corner.

By Nairobi News

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Job seeker loses phone, ID to crafty thief at Uhuru Park

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A 30-year-old police impostor who allegedly stole a desperate job seeker’s phone promising to hire him to help in making deliveries to Kenya Defence Forces was charged with theft and impersonation.

Samuel Mwaniki Murigi was accused of stealing Evans Onyango Ogutu’s phone and national ID card at Imenti House on July 23.

Murigi was also accused of impersonation after presenting himself as a police officer attached to Central Police station Nairobi to Ogutu.

Ogutu was taking a rest at Uhuru Park after a job search in and around Nairobi CBD became fruitless when Murigi sat next to him while on-call, purporting he was advising his phantom boss that he would need to hire an extra hand to help him with meeting supplies.

Murigi claimed his boss had secured a contract to supply some items to Kenya Defence Forces and desperate Ogutu approached him for the job.

The suspect reportedly told Ogutu to accompany him to Imenti House to process a pass into military facilities to begin the job immediately and he obliged.

On arrival, Murigi reportedly took the phone and the ID card to proceed with the “process” and disappeared in thin air. The matter was reported to Parliament police station.

On July 4, Ogutu spotted Murigi at the same point and informed the police. Two undercover officers arrested Murigi and allegedly found pictures of himself in different police uniforms.

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The suspect denied all the charges before chief magistrate Joyce Gandani of Kibera law courts.

He was freed on a Sh200,000 bond and an alternative cash bail of Sh30,000. The case will be mentioned on August 19.

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Willis Raburu speaks on losing daughter 

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Citizen TV presenter Willis Raburu has opened up on the death of his daughter Adana who was born still, saying that each time he talks about it, he gets very emotional.

The 10 over 10 host went on to say that it was a very trying time for him and his wife Marya Prude because many people lashed out at them by saying unpleasant things and that is the time he got to know his true friends.

Speaking on Jessy Junction Raburu added that he thinks about the loss of their daughter every single day.

“It was a very trying time and talking about it sometimes makes me very emotional so I try not to, but you are advised to. All I can say is that so many people came out and lashed at us saying very many bad things.

“But for me, that’s when you get to know your friends. That happened to us. It’s something I think about every day,” said Willis Raburu.

He added that most people don’t understand the kind of challenges one goes through after experience such a loss.

“It is very difficult. I don’t think people understand what that kind of loss does to you because I don’t think there’s any day yenye inapita that I don’t get affected,” he said.

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The TV presenter and news anchor narrated that when he went for his Covid-19 test at the Nairobi hospital, the memories of losing his daughter at the hospital got him overwhelmed and he broke into tears.

He added that he still goes for therapy and healing from the loss of daughter Adana has been a continuous process.

“There’s a day when we had the covid we went to Nairobi hospital where it happened. The mass testing was happening and as I was being tested all those things came back to me, where I was packed, what I was doing and then I got emotional… all those memories came rushing back and I broke down completely sobbing and everybody was like what is happening to Willis. But you know that is why it is important to continue to go for therapy,” narrated Raburu.

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