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Malala freed as DPP drops charges

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was released on Tuesday morning, August 18 after spending the night in jail.

His lawyer Nelson Havi stated that DPP Noordin Haji had dropped charges against the Senator.

Malala was arrested on Monday, August 17 for allegedly distributing face masks and sanitizers, a charge he argued was doctored to stop him from voting for the revenue allocation formula in the Senate.

Before his release, the Senator stated that police officers deflated his vehicle’s tires at the police station in Mumias to derail him from proceeding to the courts.

Youths had barricaded the roads and lit bonfires in Mumias while demanding for his release.

Police shot teargas and engaged the protesting youth in running battles during the early morning hours.

Bomet Senator Christopher Langata and his Samburu counterpart were also (Samburu) arrested ahead of the revenue sharing debate on Monday, August 17. The duo was also released after Senate failed to agree on a revenue formula for the ninth time.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i declined to honour a summon by the Senate which demanded an explanation over the arrest of the three legislators.

“I can tell you, Mr Speaker, when Parliament summons, it does not matter whether you are on leave or on honeymoon or in a cabinet meeting. The summon of Parliament, in my view, supersedes the summon of the High Court because we make the law,” Siaya Senator James Orengo argued while debating in the house.

Senators formed a 12-member committee to create a revenue formula after they failed to agree for the ninth time.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Skaja will co-chair the committee together with his Bungoma colleague Moses Wetangula.

Other Senators who form part of the committee are Senators Mutula Kilonzo Jnr (Makueni), Mahamud Mohamed (Mandera), Steward Madzayo (Kilifi), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Moses Kajwang (Homa Bay), Anwar Oleitiptip (Lamu), Ledama Ole Kina (Narok) and John Kinyua (Laikipia).

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Citizen TV, Milele FM correspondents escape unhurt in carjack incident 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Two journalists escaped death by a whisker after carjackers wielding machetes attacked them in Kisii on Thursday night, September 24.

The two, Citizen TV’s Chrispine Otieno and Milele FM’s Monica Zabibu, were traveling together when this incident happened.

They had gone to cover a charity event at Gasinga in Kisii.

While the two were traveling back, a D-Max pickup overtook their Probox only to block the road a few meters ahead.

The D-Max participants ordered the journalists out and started harassing them.

Some area residents revealed they saw another vehicle, a minivan joining the scene, and continue to harass the journalists.

In an effort to save himself, Chrispine Otieno ran into a nearby maize farm, leaving the others behind.

However, the Citizen TV news anchor tripped and injured his leg.

The police and other villagers rescued Milele FM’s Zabibu and the other two people in the Probox.

Jebel Munene, Kisii County Police Commander, confirmed the incident and further revealed he had deployed police officers to the scene to conduct investigations on the matter.

This is not the first time that robbers have attempted to injure journalists, in January, the Media Council of Kenya called upon the DPP to investigate cases of police officers assaulting journalists.

“MCK wishes to draw the attention of the director of public prosecutions and Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to this matter with a view of facilitating justice for the journalists affected by the pending cases,” the media council said during a press conference.

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A very pregnant Grace Msalame and daughters show off their dancing skills in new catchy video

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Grace Msalame might be in her 39th week of pregnancy but don’t be fooled. This particular lady can dance better than most slay queens parading their half danced bodies on social media.

Well, we found out about Msalame’s dancing skills through a video shared on her page. The lady who is seen rocking quite a huge baby bump went on to shake her body; and what made the video more cute is the fact that she was joined by her twin daughters.

Judging from how the girls moved, it’s obvious to see that the dancing skills run in the family; and the fact that they also look everything like their mummy – gave fans another reason to talk!

39 weeks and still strong

From how sexy the pregnant mama looks, one wouldn’t tell that she is just a few days from popping! This comes as a big surprise considering the fact that most pregnant women tend to be lazy days before having the baby.

Well, Grace Msalame is definitely not one of them and the video says it all!

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