Ken Okoth got second ‘wife’ from Sonko Rescue Team, Nairobi governor now says

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has sensationally claimed former Kibra MP Ken Okoth got his alleged second wife from his Sonko Rescue Team. Sonko told mourners at Moi Girls Secondary School that Okoth met nominated Nairobi MCA Anne Thumbi aka Anita, then a nurse with Sonko Rescue Team, at a medical camp in Kibra in 2013. The Sonko Rescue Team is an initiative by the Nairobi Governor, which offers free services, such as medical camps, water using boozers and hearse services. “Ken Okoth had another wife, as a governor, I know…

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Sonko tells Babu Owino, KJ, Jaguar to ensure bhang is legalised to honour Ken Okoth

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has challenged youthful MPs to take up former Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s campaign to legalise bhang. Speaking at Okoth’s funeral service at Moi Girls on Thursday, Sonko told Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Dagoretti South’s John Kiarie and Starehe’s Charles Njagua aka KJ to ensure the proposed Bill is passed. “Ken had a very good bill. Don’t let his good work to go to waste. Push that bill so that bhang is legalized,” Sonko said in Swahili as mourners cheered. “You can also see the President…

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War on graft restoring investors’ confidence, outgoing envoys say

President Uhuru Kenyatta has yet again said no effort will be spared in ensuring corruption is completely destroyed. “We will remain focused on the fight against corruption. We hope that every institution will play its part to make this war successful,” Uhuru said at State House, Nairobi, when he separately bid farewell to outgoing EU Ambassador Stefano Dejak and British High Commissioner Nic Hailey on Wednesday. The President commended the two envoys for strengthening relations between Kenya and their respective jurisdictions during their tour of duty. Uhuru said Kenya appreciates…

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New Japan ambassador to Kenya officially begins his duties

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday received credentials from incoming Japanese Ambassador Ryoichi Horie at State House, Nairobi. Ambassador Ryoichi pledged to take the bilateral relations between Kenya and Japan to new levels of success. “I will devote all my energy towards strengthening the existing relationship between Kenya and Japan that is founded on our shared values and goals for the purpose of development,” Ambassador Ryoichi said. The new Japanese ambassador pointed out that as a testimony of the close ties between the two countries, Kenya hosted the Sixth Tokyo International…

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Burundi opposition offices ‘smeared with faeces’

BBC More than 10 offices of Burundi’s main opposition party have been set alight or defaced with human faeces over the last two months, a party official has told the BBC. Therence Manirambona, the spokesperson for the National Congress for Freedom (CNL), said it was part of efforts to discourage democracy and terrify the opposition ahead of 2020 presidential elections. The interior ministry has not commented on the incidents. The CNL spokesmen said the latest office to be vandalised was on Tuesday night in Gatete in western Rumonge district. He…

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