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VIDEO: Poor mum, ‘billionaire’ daughter: Ann Njeri’s mother speaks



When Ann Njeri Njoroge—a 55-year-old oil baron—came to light as the face of the contentious Sh17 billion diesel shipment, many Kenyans were curious about her past.

The Nation crew headed to the quiet village of Githunguri in Kiambu County, where Ann Njeri lived in a rustic cottage. In an exclusive interview with the Nation from her modest house, Pauline Njoroge, her mother, disclosed that she was unaware of the amount of money her daughter possessed or was earning.

Even more startling is the fact that she hasn’t seen her daughter in person in the last five years.

Pauline, 71, stated that she only knew her daughter was managing businesses in Kenya and Dubai and that she had no knowledge her daughter was making the billions of shillings related with her work in the oil industry. All she could find out about her daughter’s disappearance through the media last week.

But the mother of four upholds her daughter’s innocence, saying that she has never been arrested for any crime and attributing the most recent occurrence to a rivalry between businesses.

Pauline describes her daughter as driven and assertive, but she also enjoys a peaceful life and has never been excellent in the classroom or with reading.

Njoroge has been called to testify before the Energy Committee of the National Assembly on Wednesday. It is anticipated that she would provide additional details regarding the Sh17 billion oil shipment.

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Tragic explosion in Mexico leaves Kenyan man in a coma



A Kenyan man residing in Mexico is currently fighting for his life following a devastating explosion.

The precise whereabouts and origin of the blast are presently undisclosed, along with any knowledge of additional casualties.

It has been reported that the man, identified as Francis Kamau Chege from Kiambu County, Kenya, is currently in an induced coma. Regrettably, he was left unattended at the medical facility for several days, as his relatives were unaware of the incident until they unexpectedly came across pleas for aid on social media.

Chege’s girlfriend, who initially shared the details on the internet, had sought assistance to notify his parents and other kin.

Chege’s family from Githunguri, Kiambu County has expressed their deep appreciation to the online community for spreading the important news.

They are relieved that his severe burn injuries have promptly been brought to their attention. Meanwhile, they have reached out to his girlfriend and the relevant authorities as efforts are being made to contact officials in Washington for urgent assistance.

Mexico does not have a Kenyan embassy and instead depends on the embassy located in the capital of the United States. The family is thankful for the swift dissemination of this vital information. Activist Simon Mwangi draws attention to a series of explosions that have taken place in Mexico recently.

These explosions have been triggered by gas-related incidents and natural disasters caused by volcanic activity.

“Thank you for speedy sharing, the father and brother have reached out. We have notified the contacts in Washington for a quick response. Be blessed good people,” activist Simon Mwangi wrote.

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Death announcement of Grace Wangu Kamau of Seattle, Washington



It is with deep sorrow and acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Grace Wangu Kamau (Cucu Grace) On Monday, November 6th. Grace was found dead in her bed by a lady that was graciously helping her.

Grace Wangu was 80 years old and in the process of getting ready to go back home to Kenya. Cucu Grace has no family or relatives in Seattle, Washington.
The Kenyans in Seattle were her only family and at 80 years old and poor health she did not get around much.
We are appealing to well wishers in the Kenyan Diaspora community to come together to help ship her body back home.
Zoom meetings will be held every evening from Monday, November 21st,  at 7:30 pm.
Our unity and support has never been more important in this journey.
For support send through
CashApp/Zelle 2068229622($KCIC)
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Villages face food shortage as roads, bridges washed away in Kajiado



Several villages in Kajiado County have been cut off by floods following heavy rains that have been pounding the area.

The villages are inaccessible using vehicles due to damaged roads while some bridges have been washed away.

In Matapato North, Orgosua village has been inaccessible for four days after the only bridge, which connects several villages in Kajiado central, was washed away after heavy rains.

Locals who depend on selling livestock at the local market have appealed to the county and national governments to intervene.

“We have a major health crisis because if a person falls ill it means people will have to walk over 80 kilometres to access a health facility. When the river is flooded, we entirely depend on traditional herbs. What angers us is that every rainy season the situation is the same,”said John Kisimir, a resident of Orngosua village.

They say if the rains continue they will run short of food supplies.

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