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Mutahi Ngunyi daughter, niece tear into Murkomen in fierce Twitter spat

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BY KEVIN KOECH

A daughter and a niece to political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi have hit back at Elgeyo Marakwet Senators Kipchumba Murkomen who has been embroiled in a tweef with the man who came up with the tyranny of numbers concept.

Ngunyi and Murkomen have a long running twitter beef that sees them throw occasional attacks against each other.

However, the outspoken Senator on Sunday dragged Ngunyi’s niece, Daisy Maritim Maina, into the fight after she wrote a scathing commentary against Murkomen on the Sunday Standard.

“Bwana @MutahiNgunyi why are misusing you nephew’s wife @DaisyMaina7 That article was unnecessary, you already made the point on twitter,” the former Majority Leader tweeted on Sunday.

Daisy objected to the tag of being used, saying she was an intellectual of her own right and that she was expressing her right of opinion.

“Afternoon Onesmus! @kipmurkomen, let me disabuse your misogynistic mind: I am an intellectual in my own right. I generate thought, I construct analysis and I dismantle simpletons. Mull on that, then we can discuss who between the two of us is being used. Hint: by William Ruto,” she responded.

The Senator hit back by accusing Ngunyi of misusing his family by making vitriol a “family harambee”.

“Onesmus, where’s the debate when u’re AVOIDING IT & obsessing about my family tree? Yes Mutahi Ngunyi is my uncle! Now that we’ve cleared that up, pls explain to us why we should ignore ‘brick and mortar’ development and focus on your boss @WilliamsRuto’s emotions,” she opined.

On Tuesday, Ngunyi’s daughter, June Mutahi, also weighed in on the debate through the political analyst’s Fifth Estate video column.

“This camp is not just about insulting the President but it goes beyond abuse to disrespect. For this camp, they would rather have uneducated electorate than people who understand what their government is doing for them. If they want to be noisemakers, by all means let them,” June stated.

Daisy, who was also part of the video column, used the show to condemn the Senator’s politics terming them soap-opera politics.

“You know I have an issue with Murkomen. He went on national television and tell us that the President’s legacy would not be on infrastructure but on his relationship with his deputy. Really? Does the relationship feed the people? did we vote for a love story?”

“Ruto’s feelings do not contribute to our GDP and its tragic leaders like Murkomen use soap-opera politics in governance,” Daisy said.

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PHOTOS: Akothee’s brother breaks down during his late wife’s final send off

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Akothee and her family are currently in mourning after losing their sister in law; who was married to Akothee’s younger brother, Allan Ignatius.

Judging from the posts shared by Akothee, the mother of 5 avoided mentioning what occurred to her late sister in law; however she went on to celebrate her for being more than a friend but a sister.

Although we may not know what Allan is going through; Akothee went on to share some special message comforting him after losing the love of his life. Akothee went on to write;

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Asemwomo piny ,kiny an Kodi boda busia kanyo , I would not know what to do with you and the kids , I am here in bed in kisumu with your mom and your entire family ,ready to meet and receive you bro 🙏Be strong for us 💪@allanignatiuskokeyo AWUORO THOOOOOOO 🙏

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Anyway, after keeping the funeral as private as possible; singer Akothee has gone ahead to share a few photos from the funeral on her page. Of course Allan who is currently struggling to get into terms with the fact that his wife is no more.

Judging from the photos, he indeed had nothing but sorrow written all over his face; but all in all his support system continues to hold his hand through this hard time. We from the Ghafla team send our heartfelt condolesence to the family during this hard time.

Akothees sister in law laid to rest

Allans wife laid to rest

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Havi asks Treasury to stop paying MPs 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

 

Following Chief Justice’s letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta asking him to dissolve parliament, legislatures are yet to get a dose of their medicine.

The Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi has requested Treasury to stop disbursing salaries meant for members of parliament.

Maraga had on Monday, September 21 advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve parliament because it failed to pass the two-thirds gender rule.

According to LSK’s President, Maraga’s directive stripped members of parliament their legislative powers, hence, rendering all their business unlawful.

“Following the request from the CJ today to the Head of State, all laws passed by the Senate and National Assembly remain null and void. Consequently, Treasury must stop disbursing their salaries as any role they indulge in will have no effect,” stated Nelson Havi.

Additionally, the LSK President faulted some legislatures for claiming the Chief Justice’s advisory didn’t have a time frame compliance that would bind President Kenyatta.

Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kangata, on the other hand, suggested that the Head of State will have complied with the directive if he dissolved parliament in June 2022, sometime before the general elections.

Havi further added that he knew of some legislatures who were ready to resign before President Kenyatta dissolved parliament.

Among those who were ready to quit include Peter Kaluma of Homa Bay, Alice Wahome (Kandara), Uasin Gishu woman representative Gladys Shollei, and Senator Mutula Kilonzo of Makueni.

Speaker Justine Muturi at the same time added that dissolving parliament was unnecessary because it was expensive since it would require a referendum to pass the two-thirds gender rule.

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Kenya Airways resume flights to Tanzania 

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The national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced a resumption of flights to Tanzania after lifting a ban that had been imposed on local aviation operators.

KQ has announced that it will operate two daily flights to Dar es Salaam and three weekly flights to Zanzibar.

The first after-lockdown flight was made to Dar es Salaam on Monday while flights to Zanzibar are expected to return from this coming Saturday.

While announcing the resumption of flights, KQ’s Group CEO Allan Kilavuka said the connectivity is crucial to both economies.

“We are pleased to resume our services to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar following this announcement by the Tanzanian Government. Tanzania is critical to both Kenya and East Africa’s economic growth and we look forward to our continued collaboration,” he said.

The Tanzanian government, on Wednesday last week announced a lifting of the ban initially imposed to local carriers after a decision by Kenya to exempt arrivals from Tanzania from forced quarantine.

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