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VIDEO: Samia Suluhu Hassan’s All Female Bodyguards



President Samia Suluhu’s women-dominated entourage caught the eye in the Tanzanian leader’s first official visit to Nairobi.

At the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, President Suluhu arrived guarded by an all-female security detail and accompanied by Tanzanian Foreign Minister, Ms Liberata Mulamula, a former Executive Secretary for the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, who was recently hired to help improve Dar’s image abroad.

As a practicing Muslim, and now fasting during Ramadhan, tradition dictates that she is assisted by females as she goes about her business and the routine prayer sessions.


Kenya seemed ready for the optics as well. On hand to receive her at the airport were Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Raychelle Omamo, and her Sports counterpart, Amina Mohamed.

Ms Mohamed, herself a veteran diplomat and former Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, had hand-delivered an invitation from President Kenyatta to Ms Suluhu last month. As she signed the visitors’ book at the Presidential Pavilion, she was surrounded by an all-female delegation of aides and officials from both governments.


And in keeping with female etiquette, the dress she wore while arriving was not the one she appeared with at State House for the bilateral meeting. Perhaps each suit and hijab served an assigned occasion. There was an air of camaraderie at State House.

President Suluhu hasn’t been wearing masks at functions in Tanzania. Yesterday, as in her trip to Uganda last month, she wore one. Her delegation, too, was all in safety gear. It was no wonder that once she touched down in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam announced tougher measures on Covid-19 for visitors. From now on, proof of a negative test will be mandatory for those arriving or transiting through Tanzanian ports of entry.

Tanzania’s departure from international Covid-19 protocols had isolated the government of John Pombe Magufuli, who died on March 17. At State House in Nairobi, she was described as a sister and friend. She returned the favour, describing President Kenyatta as “my brother” and Kenyans as “siblings.”

“We are excited to welcome you here because we see you as our sister and Tanzania and Kenya are one thing,” President Kenyatta said.

“This time, we intend to go as far as strengthening our relations. My pledge is to continue working side by side with you to ensure the vision of our founding fathers is attained,” Presidents Kenyatta and Magufuli also fondly described each other as brothers.

President Magufuli even sent a pair of peacocks to Nairobi to symbolise their friendship and brotherhood.

President Kenyatta would later return gold plates confiscated from Tanzanian smugglers in Kenya. It seemed like pals working for a common cause. Until Covid-19 came. One side denied it, the other accepted it, and a wedge was drawn between neighbours. How will it go this time? Only time will tell.


MULTIPLE VIDEOS: The ‘A’ List guests at Akothee’s wedding at Windsor Hotel will surprise you



On Monday Afternoon, Kenya singer Akothee, tied the knot with her love, Denis Schweizer, also known as Omosh, in a beautiful garden wedding at the Windsor Golf and Country Club.

The two lovebirds looked stunning as they both wore white outfits for the occasion. Akothee looked stunning in her highly publicized Ksh 700K white gown, while her husband wore a white Achkan, also known as a Sherwani.

It was also a celebration of Akothee’s birthday, and she shared on Instagram that her main wish was to get married on her birthday. The white-themed occasion saw guests dressed elegantly in attire with a touch of gold, and they were instructed not to wear white.

The soon to be bride left the Boma hotel, where she had been staying with her bridal team, and arrived at the venue in a convertible car. At the event, she made a grand entrance in a chariot, while her husband arrived on horseback.

The colorful ceremony was attended by politicians, media personalities, and influencers, making it a star-studded affair. Akothee’s bridal team included Lang’ata MP Phelix ‘Jalang’o’ Odiwuor, Milly Wa Jesus and her husband Kabi Wa Jesus, Azziad Nasenya, among others.

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VIDEO: Raila Calls Off Countrywide Demos after Ruto softens stand on IEBC reconstitution



Azimio party leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called off the ongoing mass protests moments after President William Ruto welcomed  an invitation to dialogue and appeared to soften his stand regarding IEBC reconstitution.

Speaking during a press conference at his Capitol Hill office, Odinga confirmed that “the mother of all demonstrations” would not take place on Monday, April 3, as earlier planned.

In addition that all those who were arrested during the three demonstrations be released.

“In view of the foregoing, we stand down our demonstrations for Monday, April 3, 2023,

“In accepting the call for dialogue we ask that all arrests and prosecutions related to our demonstration be stopped with immediate effect,” Odinga stated.

During the presser Odinga accepted the call by President William Ruto for dialogue over the constitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“We agree that a balance parliamentary process co -chaired by both sides and backed by experts from outside should proceed.This community should be composed with immediate effect with strict deadlines for resolving the crises facing the country,” he declared.

Earlier, Ruto offered an olive branch to Odinga, who has been leading demos that have been blamed forloss of life and destruction of  property in several towns.

More to follow…

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Graphic video: Police bodycam shows how brave officers killed Nashville elementary school shooter



Nashville authorities have released intense police body camera footage Tuesday from a deadly shooting at a Christian elementary school that left three students and three staffers dead.

Police released more than two minutes of surveillance footage late Monday, and a six minute body camera video Tuesday from officers who encountered the shooter.

The Covenant School students who died Monday were all 9 years old, and the staff members were in their 60s. The shooter was killed by responding officers, police said.

Most of the footage, which shows officers arriving at the school, announcing “Metro Police” as they enter the building and some classrooms with rifles raised as alarms ring out, came from the body camera of officer Rex Engelbert.


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