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Dispute at City Hall over Parklands piece of land



Detectives from Nairobi Area have written to City Hall’s Lands Department probing ownership of a disputed piece of land in Parklands area.

City businessman Daniel Kimani has told police he lost Sh7.4 million when he was told to contribute cash towards the processing of the title deed. The land in question is registered as LR 209/4593/5 Parklands Road -Westlands, opposite the Parklands Police Station and behind the MP Shah Hospital. It measures 0.45600 hectares.

Kimani said Governor Mike Sonko’s Economic Advisor Githende Gachanja and his Personal Assistant Daniel Mwangi Gatambo swindled him of the cash in 2019.

According to documents, the land was initially allocated to Alex Caetang Lactancio De Sousa in 1954 for a lease of 48 years and eight months.

Kimani told detectives at Nairobi Area that Gachanja informed him that a Lactancio died and left his cook behind who took over the land.

He said he was told the cook was unable to renew the lease and process the title, so the land reverted to the County Government.

Kimani said after the lease expired, he was approached by Gachanja and Gatambo to facilitate the renewal of the lease and change of title to one of the Companies associated with Gachanja.

He said they agreed that once they have a title, they will be able to sell the land, share the cash where Kimani was to get Sh15 million. This was to translate into Sh8 million profits for Kimani.

Other documents show that the Nairobi City County Planning Technical committee met on 04/04/2019 under minute 6 item 3 that recommended approval for lease renewal to the National Land Commission.

The letter is signed by Director Development Management Dr Mutegi and addressed to Silas Mbabu Gichuru whom the letter did not specify his title.

“After I gave out the cash, I later realized that the documents I was shown were fake. I realized I had been duped. I demanded my money back and Gachanja has been lying to me,” he told the police.

Through lawyer Njoroge O Kimani and Company advocates, Gachanja and Gatambo agreed to pay him his money on 12th June 2019. However, since then, he said he has not been paid back his money.

When reached for comment, Githende Gachanja did not respond. However, his Personal Assistant Daniel Mwangi Gatambo said: “It’s just that it has delayed but the deal is genuine.”

Mwangi also blamed Kimani for giving part of the money to “strangers” from City Halls lands department instead of taking the cash to Gachanja.

Gatambo showed us a copy of a lease he said they had obtained from the ministry of lands. The lease has been given to one Peter Muange Kimuyu, LR NO 209/4593/5 deed plan number 402577 measuring approximately 0.1847 hectares for 99 years.

He said the lease was issued last week but closer scrutiny showed it was issued on 1st September 2003.

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



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 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



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



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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