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Sudi vows not to apologize to Uhuru, family

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has defied sustained pressure to withdraw and apologize for his controversial remarks in reference to former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

Sudi said he was struggling to identify the exact comment that was deemed offensive, arguing that he was only passing a message that all mothers are the same and ought to be respected.

He said those who have taken issue with his mention of a mother’s reproductive organs had not read the bible.

“I only said that all mothers should be respected. They are only saying I disrespected Mama Ngina but cannot say exactly how I did it. If it is about use of the word breasts, it is in the bible but these people do not read it,” the MP said.

The legislator further distanced Deputy President William Ruto from his remarks saying he had spoken on his own behalf and that he felt insulted by those asking the DP to apologize.

“I have my own brain and I do not have a history of running mad. I have my own thoughts and asking Ruto to apologize for me is a great insult to me. If at all anyone should apologize for me, it is Uhuru Kenyatta since he is my party leader. Unless you want to be tribal, you would know that Uhuru, not Ruto, is my party leader in Jubilee,” he stated.

Sudi hit out at leaders who have asked for his apology including Jubilee Secretary General whom he asked to take a break from politics to concentrate on his health.

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Honest Kenyan finds bundle of notes in Kenya Mpya bus, returns it to owner

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A young honest Kenyan man has wowed netizens after returning a huge bundle of notes he found in a Kenya Mpya bus to the original owner.

The sincere man who refers to himself as Paul Captain on Facebook narrated how he was stressed after he came across the money on the bus on his journey to Thika on Wednesday, September 16.

Honest Kenyan finds bundle of notes in Kenya Mpya bus, returns it to owner

Paul Captain proved to be a man with a kind soul. Photo: Paul Captain.
Source: Facebook

In a lengthy post, Paul said he boarded the bus at around 10:30am at Allsops on Thika Road and sat at the back seat.

“On reaching Witeithie, several people alighted and I moved to the front seat as the bus continued with its journey. As we passed St Vincentian, I saw the bag that was zipped and I dragged it with my leg. On touching it I felt there was something inside. When I disembarked, I went and sat at Uhuru Park in Thika opposite the police station. When I opened it, I found some bundle of notes.

“Something was telling me to keep the money so as settle some bills I had but I decided to talk to some of my friends. 80% told me not to keep it . One mzee told me, Captain, I know times are hard and maybe today was your lucky day, but still maybe God used you to see this money because he knew it will be in safe hands so you can give it back to the owner. And I agreed with him. I also remembered that my parents told me not to eat what does not belong to me,” he recounted.

Appeal for owner

After making a decision to return the cash, the Kenyan made an appeal for the owner to claim it.

“If you boarded a Kenya Mpya bus today at Allsops and alighted at Witeithie, please in-box me your money is safe with me. What you need to do since there is no any identification documents; tell me how much you lost, the type of currency notes (i.e how many 1000 and 500 notes), what you have used to wrap the money and with that, I will know you are the owner and we agree where to meet I hand over your money,” he explained.

A few hours after sharing the news, Paul received a message from a lady named Jacklyn who gave him the exact information he needed saying the money belonged to her sister who did not have a Facebook account.

“At last I got the information I was looking. Thanks to those who believed in me, I can now sleep in peace.

He later shared a live video delivering the money to the owner.

by Tuko.co.ke

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Boy, 11, dies after partaking in drinking contest

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An 11-year-old boy died after he downed bottles of beer during an under-14s drinking contest. The child, described as a “keen drinker”, reportedly drunk five bottles of Kachashu, an unlicensed traditional distilled beer which was even used as a hand sanitizer by locals.

But he “dropped dead” as shocked onlookers watched the competition in the town of Mzimba, in the northern Malawi district of the same name. Friends of the unnamed boy claimed he collapsed in the finals of the drinking contest, Daily Star reports. The beer-drinking contest had a prize of MWK 20,000 MWK (Sh2,800).

The competition was reportedly organised in three categories, under-14, under-21 and seniors. According to the national newspaper Daily Voice, bystander Emmanuel Chirwa even expressed suspicions of foul play because the boy who died was the defending champion. Chirwa said: “He was not just an amateur boozer.”

According to Chirwa, contestants pay 1000 MWK (Sh143) to enter the competition and the only rule is that they must eat something beforehand. Chirwa added: “So, he did not die because he did not eat before beginning the contest. They all ate before the contest. Something went wrong.”

Local child protection officer Shanks Nkhata reportedly said he is following up on the issue and would appeal to the local chiefs to try and ban the brewing of the illicit beer. Nkhata said: “We hear the child was in Standard 7 at Kafulufulu Primary and with schools on a Corona (Covid-19) break, he turned into an avid drunkard.”

A man nearly lost his life in an online drinking challenge. Photo: Newsflash.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, a man also nearly lost his life during an online drinking challenge called ‘Confinement Challenge Apero’ after downing 1.5 litres of booze and falling into a coma. The man was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Marie Curie University Hospital in Charleroi, a city in the western Belgian province of Hainaut.

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Doctor in Britain can’t give blood as wife is Kenyan

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A Kenyan doctor based in the United Kingdom has said a “nonsensical” rule stops him from donating blood because of his relationship with his Kenyan wife.

Francis Githae Muriithi said the system needed to change to encourage more Black donors.

The UK’s NHS rules say people cannot donate blood if a recent sexual partner may have been sexually active in parts of the world where HIV or Aids is common, including “most countries in Africa”.

NHS Blood and Transplant said it could look to review Dr Muriithi’s case.

Muriithi, who works as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in the East Midlands, said he and his wife of seven years were in a monogamous relationship.

As a doctor he has already tested negative for HIV through work since they married.

But he said he was told he could only give blood if his wife also had an HIV test through the donation service or if they refrained from sex for three months.

‘Barrier to donation’

He said she had already had a negative NHS test result while pregnant but when he tried to donate he was told this could not be taken into account.

But he said he believed it should not be needed, given his result.

The 38-year-old, who now lives in Gamston, Nottinghamshire and has the rare AB+ blood type, said: “It’s a nonsensical barrier to donation.

“If you lock out people like me, and then carry on saying African donors are not coming forwards, it will make us look bad when it’s the system not facilitating us.

“I don’t want to appear to be a troublemaker but the NHS blood donation system needs to change to accommodate more people.

“I’m glad they are reviewing it, they need a more individualised approach.”

The NHS has made repeated calls for more black donors to come forward because they were more likely to have rare blood types.

It said it would be happy to review Muriithi’s case in light of his wife’s negative HIV test.

Su Brailsford, an NHS consultant, said the rules for who could and could not donate were based on expert advice to minimise the risk to those receiving the blood.

But she added: “We recognise that a more individualised risk assessment approach could allow more people (like Dr Muriithi) to donate safely.

“We are planning a detailed review of this policy which we hope to begin before the end of the year.”

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