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12 year old girl rescued from two marriages in one month

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A 12-year-old girl has been rescued by authorities after she was married off to two men in a span of one month in Maji Moto village, Narok South.

She was taken to Narok Children’s Department offices after she was rescued from the second marriage, this time to a 35-year-old man.“I did not know him before and I did not love him. I told my family I didn’t want the man, but my father said the man could feed us and that I would get married to him,” said the Standard Six pupil at Enkare-Nairowua Primary School.Her first marriage to a 51-year-old man lasted just over two weeks.

Naisula aspires to be a doctor, but when she turned 12 a few weeks ago, her father married her off to the elderly man.He told her she was too old for school and forcefully married her off to the man that Naislula described as old. She was to be the second wife. “Our father had forcefully married off my two elder sisters and I was the only one remaining. When schools were closed he planned to marry me off,” she said. Naisula’s plea to be allowed to complete school fell on deaf ears. “Girls are born so that people can eat. All I want is to get my dowry,” the father reportedly told her.She fled to a relative’s house, but her father caught up with her before forcefully taking her to the old man.

The man had promised to give four cows for dowry, but since the local administration was monitoring the girl’s father’s movement, the handover was shelved to a later date. The Maasai community gives four cows to signify that marriage has taken place.Naisula tried to resist, but she was beaten by her male cousins, who accused her of dishonoring the family.

She said, she deserted the first marriage after two weeks. “I escaped and since I could not go back to my father’s home for fear of being reprimanded, I eloped with a 35-year-old man, who was married,” she said.“Mimi nataka kuendelea kusoma nikuwe mtu wa maana kesho. Nataka kuwa daktari. Naomba serikali inisaidie nirudi shule (I want to continue with my studies and be a dependable person in future. I appeal to the government to help me return to school),” she pleaded.

Area Chief Rimoine Maiyone and Narok Peace Ambassador Joshua Kaputa got wind of Naisula’s predicament and acted fast. Naisula is the second-last born in a family of three girls and five boys.

The chief said police were looking for the father of the girl and the two “husbands” who have since gone into hiding.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her

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Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told Kenyans.co.ke that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania

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The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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