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Aisha Jumwa evades arrest, manhunt launched 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Police have launched a manhunt for Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa after she went into hiding on Friday, August 28, owing to a directive issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Haji.

Haji had ordered the arrest of the rebel ODM MP over misappropriation of Ksh 19 million funds slated for the Community Development Fund (CDF).

“I direct that the above suspects be apprehended and arraigned in court to face the below listed charges under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003 and the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act. No. 9 of 2009,” read part of the statement.

DCI sleuths in Malindi are tracking the legislator’s whereabouts after she failed to present herself at a police station in Mombasa.

Jumwa also failed to take a plea at a Mombasa Court as six of her co-accusers pleaded not guilty to the charges mentioned.

Her lawyer Danstan Omari argued that the DCI had not presented documents directing Jumwa to present herself in court as ordered by the DPP.

“Whenever my client is accused of any crime, the state usually calls us and directs us on how to proceed. This time around, our phones were silent. They never called us,” Omari stated.

The six co-accused were released on a cash bail of Ksh 5 million or a Ksh 10 million bond.

Their lawyers, however, filed an appeal for the reduction of the fines with the judge adjourning the case till Monday, August 31.

She also directed Jumwa to present herself in court on the same day after surrendering to a police station in Mombasa on the weekend.

Jumwa joins Migori Governor Okoth Obado who was arrested on Wednesday, August 26, his Nairobi counterpart Mike Sonko and former Governor Evans Kidero in the dock.

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20 couples tie the knot at launch of open-air civil weddings

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After a blissful common-law marriage that has flourished for nearly three decades and given her five children, there is nothing that 54-year-old Janet Achieng Oiro would change.

But like many people, Achieng says that during the 28 years she has been unofficially married, she had always felt an unresolved yearning to make the union official.

“I just wanted a marriage certificate, you know, that sense of security it gives you,” a beaming Achieng told The Standard on Wednesday at a ceremony held at Nairobi Primary School, radiant in a white flowery dress.

 Honest folks

Achieng and her husband, Maurice Oula Osumba, 56, finally decided that it was time to make honest folks of each other, becoming one of the 20 couples that tied the knot on the first day of open-air civil weddings at the Nairobi Primary School.

Achieng and Osumba invited just two witnesses and one of their children to the simple ceremony, before heading home for a cosy lunch with their nearest and dearest, spending just Sh12,000 to bring their special day to a wonderful conclusion.

“A church wedding is unnecessarily expensive. Both types of weddings are symbols of marriage,” Osumba said.

But 29-year-old Elizabeth Amuhaya and Charles Asava,37, were inspired to hold a civil wedding for different reasons, having known each other for ten years and shared a home for four years.

The couple had always wanted a lavish church wedding, but a civil ceremony eventually seemed the more practical option with the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We wanted to have a church ceremony this year, but after months of waiting during the pandemic, we finally opted for a civil wedding. At least it is affordable and a more intimate gathering,” Amuhaya said.

Although she compromised on the type of wedding, Amuhaya was unwilling to give up her dream of making an impression during the ceremony itself, showing up with well-done makeup and a stunning white ballerina wedding gown.

“We have a photo session lined up, then we will go for lunch,” Asava told The Standard of their plans after becoming husband and wife. The couple had invited just seven friends and family members to the ceremony, although their spending on the wedding topped Sh250,000, including the cost of the clothes and accommodating their guests in hotels.

“As we grew older, we realised there are some things we cannot do because our marriage had not been legalised,” Asava added, noting the urgency to formalise their union.

The two couples were part of 20 couples who were the first to get married under the newly-launched open-air civil weddings, conducted by the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice at the garden of the Nairobi Primary School.

“We had a lot of backlogs so we decided to officiate the marriages here at Nairobi Primary School,” State Law Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu told media at a briefing held at the school.

The Office of the Attorney General has taken steps to clear the backlog caused by the temporary halt in marriage services, including moving registration of marriage services online. After registration, couples are given an interview appointment at Sheria House.

 Sheria House

Ms Guchu told media that the Office of the Attorney General will now conduct all wedding registrations online, interviews at Sheria House, and officiating of marriages at the garden of the Nairobi Primary School, to lower risks of Covid-19 transmission by reducing crowding at Sheria House.

The cost of the officiating remains Sh3,900.

With the launch of the open-air wedding civil weddings, the office intends to carry out marriages at two stations in the school, which has been Gazetted as a venue for civil weddings, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the next three months. Twenty weddings will be conducted on each of the three days, totalling 60 in a week, with the wedding of each couple lasting 30 minutes or less.

 “We hope that we will have worked through our backlog when schools resume. If schools reopen we will find another venue for the weddings,” she stated.

Ms Guchu stated that so far, the office has reduced the backlog caused by Covid-19 from 700 to 400.

However, civil weddings in other parts of the country are going on as before, a factor Ms Guchu attributed to lower numbers of people engaging in civil weddings outside Nairobi. She stated that religious marriages are also going on as usual, but with the observance of Covid-19 rules.

However, she also stated that the number of customary marriages handled by the office has reduced drastically since 2017.

“Since 2017, when the Marriage Act became effective we have seen a very low uptake of customary marriages.”

By Standardmedia.com

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“I have a weakness of cheating,” King Kalala confesses

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King Kalala aka female Andrew Kibe is at it again, this time telling the dirt as it is.

During her recent interview on Shoe Game with Azziad, the bubbly lass admitted she was finding it hard to date because it was an almost guarantee she would cheat on her lover.

King Kalala

Kalala confessed she had a weakness of going after what was not hers and she cannot assure anyone she dates, that she’ll be faithful.

Lemme not do that thing where I am coming into a relationship, I’m like “I love you” when in real sense I’ve just come from cheating. I know everyone has their weaknesses and mine is cheating.

Therefore her plans were not anything around dating rather learning how to be in good relationships with people before she can commit to one specific person.

I love flings badly!

Prudence Chepkirui Tonui aka King Kalala

The babe has been in several relationships, the most recent with a guy who hurt her so bad and you could tell she was still hurting about it, during the interview.

Surprisingly enough, Kalala said maybe her next relationship would be with a guy or a same sex, a girl – she can’t promise either but she looks forward to a good one.

I want to slowly learn the art of faithfulness. Because when I want it, I really want it!

NRG presenter, King Kalala

Kalalas body count

Sadly, the NRG radio presenter born Prudence Chepkirui Tonui, had lost track of the number of men she had gotten involved with, revealing;

I was high in all of them.

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Eddie Butita’s special love message to Mammito on her big day gets fans talking

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Eddie Butita showered his dearly beloved, Mammito with love and sweet cuddles as she marked another year in her life.

September 18, as the renowned female comedian clocked 27 years of age, her sweetheart Butita shared a cute photo of the two cuddling while smiling ear to ear in an undisclosed location.

The dark skinned funny man gushed over a dear Eunice Mammito promising:

Na kapicha kako nitakapostiiii🎼🎼🎼

Eunice Mammito

Beautifully wishing her a happy birthday as she marked another milestone in her life.

This comes barely weeks after the pair was rumored to be welcoming their first child, only to drain hopes of their online in-laws after nothing seemed to be popping sooner rather than later.

Butita

The pair kept their relationship under wraps for a while before the cameras caught up with them and eventually admitted that they are an item though not expectant as yet.

Their natural bond and beautiful love sparked mixed reactions from their fans online, as they watched the duo write their love story.

mumbi.14 Twambie tu 🤗 happy birthday to mamito anyway
_njerih 💖💖💖💖💖 happy birthday
kelvinchibole Happy birthday mulamwa lakini anasema due to corona pandemic bado ako 26 yrs.
base_cleff Black love matters😍😍😍 happy birthday to two
betty_nthembwa Awwww… ❤️❤️Happy birthday to your better half..
unruly_q.u.e.e.n ❤️❤️❤️happy birthday mammito

Happy Birthday to the beautiful!

By Mpasho.co.ke

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