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Murkomen: I’ve no idea what came between Uhuru, Ruto

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At 12:50 pm of November 28, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto posed for a photo after being sworn in for their second and last term in office as a “dynamic duo”. Their faces were beaming with joy. For a few seconds, the pair in matching suits wallowed in glee as they shared an ecstatic moment with nearly 50,000 supporters.

The road had begun for Uhuru and Ruto to complete the presidency’s second and final term. Three years later, however, Ruto’s allies now say they never saw it coming until it hit them; the slow puncturing of this relationship and the subsequent divorce from the Jubilee Party.

In a TV interview on Wednesday, Ruto’s confidant and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said after being sworn in for the second term, the president started exhibiting disdain for his deputy, including sending emissaries to abuse him.

Murkomen, alongside the rest of the “DP’s men” are yet to come to terms with how fast, messy and noisy the divorce is turning out to be. They also cannot place a finger on that single thing that triggered the president’s wrath.

“We cannot recognise the Uhuru we voted for. He kept making unprovoked promises about serving for 10 years before his deputy does another 10. Today, he has employed the kicking-away-the-ladder concept, where he is using every way to push Ruto out,” said the legislator.

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He said Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe was a messenger who was doing his master’s bidding sending the message that Ruto was going nowhere.

“They are using the messenger to communicate to Ruto that they no longer have any support for him. Had Ruto not joined Uhuru, President Kenyatta would not have won the election,” Murkomen said.

The pair was brought together by the menacing shackles of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was threatening to lock them up over international crimes relating to the 2007 post-election violence. Indicted by the international system, they stuck together like Siamese twins, hitting the campaign road together, and pulling all stops to assemble impressive campaign machinery, which attracted system support.

“Without Ruto, Uhuru would not even have been an opposition leader, forget the presidency, he would not have won, he would be the one being mistreated now, out of government,” said Murkomen.The million-dollar question therefore is; what exactly happened? The relationship between the two started in 1999 when Ruto was among the friends that approached nominated MP Mark Too to step down for Uhuru to get a slot in the seventh Parliament.

In 2002 Ruto was among the only two people who stood with Uhuru when he conceded defeat to President-elect Mwai Kibaki. The other person was former minister, the late Mutula Kilonzo. And for over 21 years, their friendly political relationship has had less strain.

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While addressing a rally in Karatina early last year, President Kenyatta said his choice of successor would shock them. That was in itself shocking to the residents of Nyeri County who thought the deal with Ruto was done. Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua in an earlier interview said there would be no shock because they would be expecting the president to keep his word as promised publicly.

“If he does not keep his word then the people in Mount Kenya will,” said Gachagua. In another meeting in Githioro centre in Kinangop Constituency, Nyandarua County on January 31 this year, the president, in an apparent reference to Ruto, said he would inspect government projects himself after being “betrayed” by those he had hoped would help him deliver on his mandate.

Again the president had dropped another hint that the marriage was over and the fight had become bare-knuckle.The message was clear to Ruto when he told the Nyandarua crowd that he did not have a preferred successor, albeit contradicting what he had said in Karatina.

Murkomen in the interview warned President Kenyatta that his legacy was not going to be about brick and mortar, but about the initial concept of Jubilee that was to bring the country together and end the politics of deceit.

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Murkomen said the president will be remembered by how he treated Kenyans and no matter what he does, his public covenant with Ruto and how he has “mistreated” him will form a huge chunk of that legacy. “We are still wondering what is this one sin that washes away all the good things Ruto has done for the president. For four elections he stood with Uhuru, is he really worth that?” he said.

Asked if those were Ruto’s sentiments as well, Deputy President’s Director of Communications Emanuel Tallam said Murkomen speaks for himself. “The DP speaks for himself. We need to outgrow the culture of always thinking some people speak for some people unless they say so,” said Tallam.

By Standardmedia.co.ke

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Man who married at 21 after wife rejected him thrice breaks down 11 years love

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You have often heard the wise saying marriage is not a bed of roses and going by the rising divorce numbers in Kenya, this statement could not be any truer.

By the end of 2019, Milimani Law Courts’ civil registry, which registers divorces recorded 1,109 divorces and in January and February 2020 alone, 244 divorces had already been filed.

Kenyan man who married at 21 narrates high and lows of marriage 11 years down the line

Robert and his wife Lucy tied the knot in their early 20’s. Photo: Ndungu Nyoro.
Source: Facebook

But for Robert and Lucy, they chose to stick to each other even in moments when divorce seemed like it was the easy way out and their love story left many inspired that indeed, marriage works.

How they met

Speaking to philanthropist Ndungu Nyoro in his popular segment dubbed #inspirationThursday, Robert admitted he grew up a shy boy and was even convinced, at some point in his life, that he was never meant for relationship and love.

“I also had this deep feeling it had to do with my physical appearance, as I was really thin and broke as well. Honestly, it was tough to get a girlfriend,” he narrated.

Kenyan man who married at 21 narrates high and lows of marriage 11 years down the line

The man and woman grew up in Kayole and went to similar schools. Photo: Ndungu Nyoro.
Source: Facebook

His love for Lucy was not hard to come by given they grew up in the same hood in Kayole, but they lost contact when his now wife’s family relocated to another area.

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The universe was definitely conspiring for them to be together because they both bumped into each other in 2007 in a matatu and exchanged contacts to keep in touch.

By this time, the young Robert was not stable financially to afford expensive dates but would invite the young lady into his place for lunch and dinner.

He had also started getting attracted to his beautiful childhood friend, who was a small business owner in Ngara by then.

Kenyan man who married at 21 narrates high and lows of marriage 11 years down the line

Lucy turned down Robert’s proposal three times but she eventually accepted. Photo: Ndungu Nyoro.
Source: UGC

Robert gathered couraged and asked Lucy to his girlfriend and he was instead slapped with a huge “NO” by the lady who wanted to concentrate on building herself first.

“I asked her for the second time and she said ‘NO’ and that it couldn’t happen. My spirit was dampened and I felt like there was something so wrong with me,” he said.

Undeterred, Robert tried the third time to ask Lucy to be his and, your guess is as good as mine, he was met with another rejection.

They both started a studio business together and it was during their interactions in the shop that the relentless young man popped the question again and fortunately, the lady accepted to be his girlfriend.

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Kenyan man who married at 21 narrates high and lows of marriage 11 years down the line

They now own various businesses in Kigali Rwanda and their marriage is flourishing. Photo: Ndungu Nyoro.
Source: UGC

Marriage and challenges

Not long after that that the smitten couple, aged 20, for Lucy and Robert 21, tied the knot in a traditional wedding in 2009

They said though their parents were concerned about their young ages, they still supported them.

Their first hurdle in marriage was finances since their studio was not earning them much and secondly, Lucy had a troublesome first pregnancy.

After the birth of their child, Robert felt forsaken since Lucy’s attention was for the baby only and gradually, they started falling apart and they would even go for days without talking to each other.

Kenyan man who married at 21 narrates high and lows of marriage 11 years down the line

Robert said communication has helped them remain strong in their marriage. Photo: Ndungu Nyoro.
Source: UGC

Heated arguments

One time, when they had an argument, they almost completely gave up on the union but lucky for them, a neighbour intervened and they talked and decided to forgive each other.

Now, 11 years together and parents to two adorable boys, the couple are business owners of a consultancy firm in Kigali, Rwanda and other businesses and the best part is that their love has never been so alive as it is.

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For them, they do not regret marrying young and they said communication and openness have been some of the values that have kept their love strong for more than a decade.

“We don’t keep secrets, we prefer being open to each other. When it comes to finances and running the business, she does the budgets and planning,” he said.

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Optiven Foundation Spreads hope to the vulnerable Amidst Covid Pandemic

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As we gear towards alleviate poverty levels in our society, the Optiven Foundation has reached out to support
FLOMINA children’s home. Located in Nairobi’s Soweto area, the home was the recipient of assorted food stuffs including cereals, pulses and vegetable oil.

More than 65 vulnerable children some who are orphaned , abandoned or living with HIV & AIDs, got reasons to smile courtesy of Optiven Foundation.

As the eyes on the community, the Foundation’s desire is to transform & improve the livelihood of the vulnerable families in our society. This is by offering them support that includes basic food stuff. We thank all those who support the optiven vision of economically and socially empowering the communities

How to Easily Partner & Be a Philanthropist TODAY

1. Support a deserving needy person.
Mpesa Paybill: 898 630.
Account name: Donation

2. https://web.facebook.com/pg/optivenfoundation/reviews ( like our page & drop a comment) if a beneficiary, drop us a review & rate us

For more information reach us on +254 718 776 033 or info@optivenfoundation.org | www.optivenfoundation.org

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Usicheze na designers! Mammito speaks after wardrobe malfunction

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Comedian Mammito Eunice has responded to trolls, who criticised her dress code on her birthday dinner.

Mammito, who’s Eddie Butita’s girlfriend wore a long red dress but her fans weren’t happy.

They criticised her stylist, with some advising her to ditch them.

Mammito Eunice

Well, responding to fashion cops, she wrote,

Ati kuna ma ding’oing’o hawapendi hii dress 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Guess what nitaivaa tena

Her fans commented on her post and still insisted that she shouldn’t wear the dress again.

Check out their reactions;

wi.nfred Honestly your designer should be arrested.

vybianaciiko “Kwedaa wewee… ni kabayaa” (in teacher wanjiku’s voice)🙈🤣😂🤣.

njambi_wa_chege Accept positive criticism…hio dress ni mbaya tu.

ruth_njeri But they are telling the truth 🙌take it and fire your designer.

_m.u.s.i.e.g.a Woiye usivae tena😂 wachana nayo tu😂

tinahbulah2 Sawa unaezavaa tena na tena but ukilala😂

eddah.wanjiru I noticed but I thought ni ile yako ya kuact mama Fulani hivi. If for real. It was a serious one…….. Wacha niache tu

lizgathu We love you we hate the dress …… inakaa ya watu wa ushago, you’re way classier

nandiekweya unakaa prophets wa church fulani😂

rachezshiz It’s horrible I was wondering if it was your jokes or it’s really you on your true birthday 🙈🙈

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jade_bobographer Hii ni situation ya ‘What you order verses What you get’ 🤣

maryancemwaura Ungeandika nasikia hampendi cz ka Kuna mwenye amekwambia iko sawa ndiye ndingoingo😂😂

wangui6631 Haki unakaa cartoon

thedadisgal Hii nayo ulituangusha na usitupige chupa😂

p.u.f.f_dzaddy I hope this is a joke too because the dress was a joke

annita Me I love you na siezi kushow uongo hii 👗 nayo ziiih

jackieangoli I thought you were making a funny SDA clip kumbe ilikua ya party🤦‍♀️

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