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Dedan Kimathi’s daughter arrested

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BY KEVIN KOECH

The daughter of the late freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi, Wanjugu Kimathi has been arrested by police officers and detained at Rumuruti Police Station.

Wanjugu was nabbed by the men in uniform in Thome area where she was checking on a piece of land that The Dedan Kimathi Foundation was planning to purchase for Mau Mau veterans.

Wanjugu herself confirmed the arrest on her social media pages saying she feared or her life.

“True to their word, I have been arrested. Now locked up at Rumuruti police station. Tell my mother that if by tomorrow I will not be alive, I have been killed at Rumuruti,” she cautioned.

Her daughter Mukami Kimathi said the detectives did not explain reasons for her arrest.

“We just saw a contingent of police officers who demanded that she gets into their vehicle. Up to now, she is still being locked up at the station,” Mukami told The Standard.

Kimathi’s last born daughter has been in the forefront fighting for Mau Mau veterans rights who have been landless for over 60 years.

Three days ago, she questioned the government’s role in settling Mau Mau veterans and their descendants.

“Why doesn’t the government settle just a few veterans and their descendants? Am just a vessel and a pace setter. I do not want anything else after this exercise.

“Instead of fighting me and telling me that am parading fake Mau Mau and alleging that all Mau Mau are dead, why not join me or take from where I have reached? The more you fight me the more I get the zeal to finish this task and so may God help me?,” she posed.

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The Sun is now Setting on your Chance to be Part of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

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With only 26 plots measuring 1/4 acres remaining, the window to own a plot of land at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace is now closing. As this is happening, the cost of these plots is now set to move up by 20%.

Here is the good news though; you still have a chance to secure your property before this change takes effect.

As this window slowly closes, the value additions are tripling as we are now headed to start internal roads murruming before we finally lay cabro on the same streets. On the other hand, the Kenya Power contract to lay underground power is right on the heels.

At the same time, the Razor Wire installation on Wall of Happiness and Wall not Knowledge (1.4Km in length) is also set to start next week.

Meanwhile, we are heartily celebrating the completion of the four walls surrounding this top gated community in Kiambu (Wall of Peace, Wall of Wisdom, Wall of Happiness and Wall of Knowledge).

As we share this update, the laying of paving blocks (cabro) on a one acre gate-area is ongoing as you see on the accompanying photo.

This cabro works on the estate’s driveway has been designed to give all families and visitors coming into this gated community an inviting welcome.

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What’s Happening at Victory Gardens – Kitengela

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Effectiveness of Gated Communities in Providing Safe Environments for Childrens’ Outdoor Convenience

Due to safety factors, children use of outdoor spaces can be limited.

Victory Gardens, a residential gated community with access control and guarded area has been deliberately developed to give parents peace of mind as they get about their daily business without worrying so much about the safety of their children.

The Children’ Play Park along Mwangaza Avenue was also designed with children that are brought up in this gated community in mind.

This project’s Care Taker, Mr. Ondiek and his team have a brief to make sure that the grass is well manicured to make this space as safe as possible for children.

Why not secure a site visit and invest in your children future?

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VIDEO: CNN’s Anderson Cooper is so tickled by Kenyan Comic Elsa Majimbo

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American television journalist and primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast Anderson Cooper 360°, struggled to contain himself from breaking into tears of laughter during an interview with Kenyan comic Elsa Majimbo.

The two spoke for 15 minutes during his Full Circle show, with Elsa narrating the story of her meteoric rise to global stardom.

“It actually started out of pure boredom due to the lockdown. Then people started messaging me and telling me how much they enjoyed and related to my stories. That’s when I realised that I was on to something,” she revealed.

She further detailed that her content was derived from what she experiences on an everyday basis.

Kenyan comic Elsa Majimbo
Kenyan comic Elsa Majimbo.
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By this point, Cooper was in stitches as he aired some of her videos that went viral around the world.

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the 19-year-old, as she took a pensive mood while trying to explain her Kenyan fanbase.

“It’s funny that my comedy has garnered more fans outside my own country. The comedy scene here is quite different with most of the jokes in Swahili and its about tribes [stereotypes],” she remarked.

“That’s not my comedy, mine is all about what’s happening in the world,” she added.

“So, you mean you don’t have a ‘2 Kikuyus walk into a bar’ kind of joke?” Cooper asked, leaving the Kenyan teenager in laughter.

She explained that her content was mostly picked up from American and European cultures.

Rihanna (Left) and Kenyan Comic Elsa Majimbo.
Rihanna (Left) and Kenyan Comic Elsa Majimbo.
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During the candid interview, she alluded to an impression that most Kenyans did not find her funny, ‘I am funny everywhere else except Kenya’ she stated in response to Cooper’s compliment on her content resonating with audiences around the world.

The CCN anchor was visibly in awe of the talented teen and went on to encourage her to aim towards making an appearance at the New York Comedy Club.

“You brought me a lot of happiness and joy during this difficult period and I really appreciate you. Keep doing what you are doing,” he said.

The comic’s story is one of success in an unlikely period. She has not only grown her fanbase across the world, but also was recently got signed up by Rihanna’s fashion line Fenty for a campaign.

She stated she to idolises global comic superstars Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart, as she works her way up to having a stand-up comedy show of her own in future.

Her funny videos on quarantine life have been shared multiple times by everyday people as well as global superstars, turning her into a phenomenon in just under 6 months.

“I realised that formal education is not my beginning and end, as we have been drilled. I have so much to offer and I am so happy doing what I do,” she stated.

Watch Elsa’s full interview with Anderson Cooper below:


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