Meru Governor Apologizes to MCAs and Speaker 70 Times.

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza had to apologize to county Members of the County Assembly on Wednesday, just hours after a Meru court barred the impeachment motion against her.

The governor, who was holding public engagements on Ward Fund in Maua, paused midway and asked the pastor present to assist her in apologizing 70 times.

The heartfelt apology was extended to all 69 MCAs as well as the Speaker.

In a video seen,the governor, who was facing impeachment only three months after her election, can be seen issuing an apology alongside a smattering of locals.

She asked all MCAs to forgive her if she had wronged them and also took advantage of the opportunity to invite them to a meeting to discuss the next steps.

The latest development comes just hours after the Meru High Court suspended the impeachment motion.

According to Justice Wamae Cherere, the Meru County Assembly did not follow proper procedure in initiating the motion.

Mwangaza moved to court last week seeking orders to bar the County Assembly from debating her impeachment motion.

Through her lawyer Elias Mutuma the Governor argued that the publication of the impeachment motion was called and signed by a stranger in theassembly acting as the clerk.

She further told court that the assembly proved to have a predetermined mindset on the impeachment since 68 out of 69 MCAs had approved the motion.

The impeachment motion was tabled by Abogeta West MCA Dennis Kiogora, who also doubles as the Minority Chief Whip on November 21

China’s Former Leader Jiang Zemin Dies at 96.

China’s former prominent  leader Jiang Zemin, has died at 96,state news agency announced.

State media said he had died just after 12:00 local time (04:00 GMT), in Shanghai, on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a statement, Jiang  is said have died of leukaemia and multiple organ failure.

He has left behind his wife,his two sons and two grandchildren.

 

Jiang presided over a time when China opened up on a vast scale and saw high-speed growth.

His death comes as China sees some of its most serious protests since Tiananmen, with many demonstrating against Covid restrictions.

Jiang was recognised “as an outstanding leader with high prestige” and “a long-tested Communist fighter”.

Under his stewardship, a formidable economy was forged, the Communists tightened their grip on power, and China took its place at the top table of world powers.

Hustler Funds to be Launched by President Ruto at KICC Ground

The Hustler funds to be launched on Wednesday 30,by President Ruto at KICC ground after receiving a nod from the cabinet.

The funds are   set to give eight million Kenyans a second chance to access credit at the lowest interest rate.

It will offer much-needed relief and financial support and a new lease of life to millions of Kenyans who could not access credit after having been blacklisted by various credit rating agencies, by offering them loans from as minimum as Ksh.500 to as high as Ksh.50,000 at 8 per cent pro-rated basis or a daily rate of 0.002 per cent.

Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui said Co-operative and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises are set for the roll out, with selected Kenyans set to receive money during the trial phase.

The ksh .50 billion kitty is going to be managed by a board comprising of;
a non-Executive Chairperson appointed by the President,
the Principal Secretary to the National Treasury or their representative,
the Principal Secretary of the State Department responsible for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or their representative,
the Principal Secretary of the State Department for matters relating to Trade or their representative,
the Attorney General and
two other persons, not being public officers who shall be appointed by the Cabinet Secretary.

President Ruto’s Cabinet to Forgo One Month Salary to Support Drought Victims in the Country.

President Ruto’s Members of the Cabinet will forego one month’s salary to help Kenyans affected by the ongoing  severe drought in the country.

The resolution was reached during the third Cabinet meeting chaired by President William Ruto on Tuesday.

“In solidarity with all Kenyans affected by the ongoing drought, the meeting resolved that all members will forgo one-month salary as their individual and collective contribution towards the ongoing State interventions that support all the Kenyans affected by the drought,” a dispatch from State House said.

The Cabinet consists of Cabinet secretaries, the President, Deputy President, and the Attorney General.

A cabinet secretary (CS) gets a monthly salary of Sh924,000, meaning the 22 cabinet secretaries will donate Sh20,328,000.

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) slates the gross salary for the President at Sh1,443,750 per month while the Deputy President earns Sh1,227,188.

The Attorney General earns the equivalent of CSs at Sh924,000.

In total, the entire cabinet will contribute Sh23,143,313.

The move by the Cabinet serves to complement already existing interventions aimed at helping drought victims across the country whose number stands at 4.3 million.

Members of the military have also committed to forego one day of pay every month to help raise funds to combat the effects of the drought.

Government to Issue Cholera Vaccination in Six Counties that are at High Risk.

The government has sanctioned to give out  Cholera Vaccination  which will be targeting at least two million people who are at high-risk.

In a meeting chaired by President William Ruto at State House on Tuesday, it was noted the number of fatalities resulting from Cholera-related outbreaks  are the counties of Nairobi, Murang’a, Kajiado, Garissa, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu.

“Cabinet urges all Kenyans to continue exercising high hygiene standards as was prescribed at the height of Covid-19 disease containment measures,” read a communiqué from the office of the President.

In Garissa County, four people have  been reported dead while 320 cases have been confirmed.

Garissa County Health CEC Ahmenasir Omar said that most of the cases are from four refugee camps of Hagdera, Ifo, Dagahley and Saretho.

“Most of the cases are still within the refugee camps, but then the cases now have also spilled over to the host community. We are having several of our sub-counties now affected.”

 

“We have been assured by UNICEF together with the Kenya Red Cross that they are going to work very closel. We have the officer in charge of nutrition here and therefore we’ll use the health facilities, dispensaries to reach out to those under 5 because they are the most vulnerable.”

Kambua Reveals She Gave Birth to a Bouncing Baby Girl Some Months Ago.

Gospel Singer and Tv Host Kambua has revealed that she gave  birth some months ago after yesterday taking to social media announcing that  she was expectant.

The musician is now back as she has just revealed she is a blessed mother of a baby girl by the name, Nathalie Nyacira Muthiga Mathu.

“Nathalie Nyacira Muthiga Mathu. Most beautiful little girl I have laid my eyes on, with a gentle spirit to match. The last couple of months have been so precious with you, my rainbow 🌈. It is truly an honor being your mama.My God- my great and exceeding compensation; thank you for blessing us. God of Kambua, thank you for remaining true to who you are,”she wrote.

She did  not indicate when the child was born but it likely to have been a while ago.

Almost 20 months since she was distraught from losing her infant son Malachi, Kambua has been blessed with another one, and she couldn’t be happier.

She took to her Instagram to post a beautiful baby bump shot which she accompanied with a redemptive caption, “He restores us. He heals us. He makes all things beautiful'”

Dan Ojowo to Vie for Presidency in the Forth Coming Elections

Dan Ojowo a Kenyan by nationality aged 42 years-old has announced that is ready to be the next president of the republic of Kenya  in the  2027 elections.

He will be running on a party ticket on an AP Party leader ticket which is not affiliated to neither Azimio nor UDA party ticket.

Speaking in a media address on October 18,2022 Ojowo urged   Kenyans to come out  and stand for the right path for the nation of Kenya now .

Ojowo also added that institutions such as the IEBC,the Supreme Court are being watered down and no one seems to be standing and defending for the common mwananchi.

The presidential aspirant come the year 2027 also noted that many  cases are withdrawn and most are corruption cases.

“We can’t let our country to go into drains its high time for us to stand up and say enough is enough,”Dan Ojawa said.

KCPE and KPSEA Exams Kick off Today.

On Monday, November 28th, over 2.5 million candidates in primary schools across Kenya begun their grade six and class eight national examinations

A total of 2,531,785 candidates have sat for the  national exams.

Today, 1,244, 188 candidates  have sat  for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE )exams and also  1, 287,597  candidates have sat  for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA)  exams being the first slot , under the new Competence Based Curriculum (CBC).

 

Today the class 8 candidates sat for Mathematics, English language, and Composition tests while their  grade six counterparts sat for Mathematics and English.

Education officials are working on ways to enable learners in areas affected by floods and insecurity to sit for their exams.

Gospel Singer Kambua Announces Pregnancy

Gospel Singer Kambua Manundu has announced that she is pregnant and expecting her third child.

Kambua  took to social media on Monday,surprising her fans with an all-grown baby bump.

“He restores us. He heals us. He makes all things beautiful,” Kambua captioned a photo of herself in a white gown.

A year ago  the singer had lost her second-born baby.

While announcing the third pregnancy, Kambua shared how God restored her by granting her another opportunity to be a mother.

“A little over a year ago I held my precious baby boy in my arms as his little body grew cold. I was engulfed in a thick, thick darkness. I got to know heartbreak like I never knew possible. But God. He sat with me in my darkness. And slowly he began to lift me,” she shared.

Kambua further shared how her motherhood journey had been challenging.

“He reminded me also that years ago I received a doctor’s report that said I could never have children. He reminded me that as the world mocked me He was busy working for my good and His glory.”

The singer has encouraged women experiencing fertility and pregnancy complications to hold on as God will heal and gives them courage.

“Right now a woman somewhere has just learned that her body is not “competent” enough to carry children. Or that her baby won’t survive her pregnancy. A woman has just had a miscarriage… maybe for the fifth time. A woman somewhere has just birthed a perfect, sleeping baby. Oh I know the pain. I know it. But I also know that God heals- he gives the strength and courage to move forward. And He restores.”

The singer welcomed her first-born son in 2019, one she refers to as a miracle baby.

Raila Odinga to Hold Public Forums to Oppose Removal of Four IEBC Commissioners.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has said he will hold public rallies to oppose the removal of four IEBC commissioners who disowned the results of the August 9th presidential election.

The four commissioners  Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya, are being probed by the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee after four petitions were filed seeking their removal from office on grounds of gross misconduct and violation of the constitution.

On Sunday, Odinga accused President Ruto of trying to impose a “user-friendly” IEBC on Kenyans by pushing for the ouster of the four commissioners.

“This regime is trying to send home the commissioners who stood firm on the platform of the truth and this is not acceptable. The people of Kenya are not going to accept it. These people stole the elections and we cannot accept that on top of that, they send away these other commissioners and impose on Kenyans a user-friendly commission to them,” Odinga told supporters in Kisumu.

He said the Azimio group will hold countrywide rallies starting with Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi on Wednesday to oppose attempts by Ruto to influence the appointment of new IEBC commissioners.

On Friday, Ruto and Odinga engaged in an online war of words over the ongoing quest to remove four IEBC commissioners from office.

Ruto told off Odinga and other Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition leaders, saying they should give Parliament an opportunity to hold the four “rogue” commissioners to account.

“The lords of impunity, who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake fraud, should allow parliament to hold rogue officials who put the nation in danger by subverting the democratic will of the people to be held to account. New order is RULE of LAW not wishes of big men,” Ruto tweeted.

In response, Raila said, “There is due process and natural justice, things aren’t just done at the whims of the executive. The rule of law must prevail and not your jungle laws that you want to institute so as to subjugate Kenyans to a conveyor belt system of elections come 2027. We shall not relent.”