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Moses Kuria claims Raila is too old to succeed Uhuru

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has claimed that ODM leader Raila Odinga is too old to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta once his second and final term comes to an end in 2022.

Speaking during a public address, Kuria took them back to the first President of the Republic of Kenya, the late former President Jomo Kenyatta who left the mantle to a younger and youthful person to lead the country which was the late former President Daniel Moi.

He added that Moi then later left the position to the retired President Mwai Kibaki who later left the leadership to Uhuru.

He stated that the same pattern should continue in the next general election.

“Jomo alikuwa mzee kuliko Moi, Moi alikuwa mzee kuliko Kibaki, akaachia Kibaki, Kibaki alikuwa mzee kuliko Uhuru akaachia Uhuru.

“Jameni Uhuru anaeza achia mtu mzee kuliko yeye jameni? Inawezekana? Hio ni mambo ya hesabu na si hesabu kubwa ni hesabu ya class two,” he said.

He went on to ask Raila Odinga not to campaign for the Presidential seat again and just retire peacefully if he wants to leave a legacy.

He added that if he does that, everyone will give him respect.

“Ndio mimi naambia huyu rafiki yangu Raila Odinga jameni kama unataka kuwacha rekodi na histroia Kenya hii, si ustaafu polepole kwasababu hio msimu imekupita. Aende nyumbani na sisi tutampatia heshima yake,” he added.

Kuria dismissed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report saying that it was ridiculous to change the Constitution so that it could help those who would lose in the elections.

He added that the ODM leader was only taking Kenyans in circles in his push for constitutional amendments through the BBI.

Raila has been at the forefront of pushing for the support of the BBI report explaining that it is the only way the country will deal with issues such as ethnicity, illiteracy and poverty.


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Kenyan Minting Money From Selling Muratina in UK

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A Kenyan man is minting money in the UK by brewing and selling the locally produced alcoholic drink, Muratina.

The brew is largely illegal in Kenya, however, for King’ori Wambaki, the Kikuyu traditional drink has made him a household name in Cheshunt, UK.

Wambaki has spent over 27 years in England, shifting from studies, working for foreigners and unveiling his own business.

He packages the drink, dubbed Muratelia, as wine spiced with honey. It contains 12 percent alcohol and is sold to customers under the age of 35.

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King’Ori Wambaki (right) enjoys his drink. On the left is a fashion icon marketing a branded Muratelia bag
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Muratelia is sold at between £10 (Ksh 1,491) and £25 (Ksh 3,727) depending on whether it’s sold on counters, retail shops, or restaurants.

“Cheshunt is located outside London. We used ingredients that are available here in the UK as we have not yet reached a point where we can import products from Kenya.

“The business provides income better than what I can earn while being employed, Wambaki who hails from Othaya, Nyeri stated while speaking with a local daily.

He disclosed that he made in-depth research and business plans on how to market his product. It has also been incorporated in the modeling and fashion industry through branded bags and clothes.

He has also created employment for the youth in the UK as he owns three restaurants and four shops.

What worked for him was that he had no competition as the drink was a new entity in the UK market. Wambaki is keen on expanding his business and the entrepreneur targets the local Kenyan market.

He said that he had applied for a business permit and license in Kenya, seeking to introduce his upgraded brand.

“The whites love it despite it being a Kenyan drink. In June we may start producing it in Kenya,” he added.

According to his LinkedIn page, the economist holds a Master of Science in Finance and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

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A bottle of Muratelia in an advert posted on the company’s website
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My uncle turned me into a sex pet after mum’s death

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When her mother died in 2016, Shanice (not her real name), then aged 15, was left under the care of her grandmother. Her uncle, however, took advantage of the void left in her life to turn her into a sex toy.

Such was the strangeness of life that Shanice came face-to-face with, where a man who should have assumed the role of responsible care for his late sister’s daughter, turned into a monster to devour her chastity.

She says if her mother was still alive, she would have pursued her education to actualise her dream of becoming a clinical nurse and eventually venture into politics to gain a platform to defend the poor.

“But it was not designed to be so…I do not know whether it was God’s wish that it be so… But as a believer whose faith is hinged on the principle that everything happens with a purpose, I have learnt to appreciate my situation today as I hustle for livelihood in casual employments to bring up my three-year-old baby girl,” she tells Nation at her home village in Kabati, Murang’a County.

She has fond memories of her late mum and very ill thoughts of men in their blanket legion.

“Though poor, my mother used to struggle for me and would pay my school fees. We stood together in all our tribulations…going to bed hungry in the belief that I would one day get employed and support her…” she reminisces. “When we buried my mother, a week after her death, life took some very strange turns for me…One of the people who wanted to turn me into his sex toy was my mother’s elder brother who was, and still is a pastor!” she says.

She conceded once, twice, thrice and the shame and guilt tore into her conscience.

“I dropped out of school since I was no longer the bubbling Shanice with hope for a better tomorrow. A girl who had forcibly surrendered her chastity to her dead mom’s brother only deserved to die and die I must,” she tells of how she attempted to commit suicide, but her grandmother rescued her.

To escape the shame, in December 2016, Shanice decided to leave the village for Thika town. “With no place to call home and with my hunger pangs to satiate, I became a sex worker. A naïve one at that who conceived in January 2017, and again the guts I had to keep on living left me,” she says.

This time round, she unsuccessfully attempted suicide for a second time.

“I attempted to throw myself on the way of a speeding lorry along Thika Road but the driver veered off the road, crashing on the guardrails. He lost his life,” she recalls.

On her way to take a jump into Chania River a week later, she was arrested for being a vagabond, arraigned and placed under the children’s department for care owing to her condition.

It is the department that solicited for her care at the Shallom Coventry where on October 12, 2017, she delivered her baby. “Seeing my small angel gave me hope…I felt the urge to raise my child and give her the best,” she says.

Today, Shanice is employed at a supermarket in Thika and is grateful that she has an opportunity to raise her daughter and bring meaning to her life.

“I choose to forgive, but not forget, what my uncle did to me,” she concludes.

By nation.africa


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