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Duale on the spot for distributing expired food



National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is on the spot for distributing expired food stuff to an orphanage in Garissa County.

The Garissa Township MP was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday to explain the matter which he has termed as “fake”.


The Nation has learnt that Mr Duale had been asked to appear before assistant Inspector General of Police Benedict Oyaro to answer to complaints raised by Garissa residents over distribution of spoilt food.

In a letter seen by the Nation, the DCI states that it has launched investigations regarding the alleged distribution of foodstuff by Mr Duale “following several complaints from Garissa County residents.”

“I do hereby require Aden Duale to personally appear before Mr Benedict Oyaro an assistant inspector general of police investigating the alleged offence on 19 February at 10.00 am at DCI headquarters Nairobi.”

Reliable sources, who spoke to the Nation on condition of anonymity, revealed that the Garissa MP had visited Najah Children’s Home in Bulla Iftin, Garissa town on Monday and donated food to the centre.

“He (Mr Duale) visited the orphanage on Monday. When we opened the food sacks we saw some black substance which raised concern amongst us. It is then that we learnt that the food had already spoiled meaning it was expired,” said the source who works at the centre.

The Jubilee Party legislator visited the orphanage centre earlier this week for the first time in his 15-year tenure.

Orphanage manager Mohammed Noor confirmed that there were cartons of spoilt food. He said the foodstuff including rice, flour and maize was later destroyed at the centre.


Following the discovery, sources reveal that a contingent of police officers, public health, Kebs and Kenya Revenue Authority officials raided Mr Duale’s township CDF office.

On Wednesday, however, Mr Duale claimed that he had not been summoned by DCI as the whole matter was just “propaganda”.

“The whole thing is fake, including the letter. You can go to Garissa and see for yourself. I talked to the DCI himself and he said there is nothing,” Mr Duale told the Nation on phone.

However, the Nation is aware that Mr Duale was approached by members of the Bohra Community to assist them in supplying the foodstuff.

Mr Duale, according to photos seen by the Nation, was with members of the community which has also been assisting other centres with food in the county.

Following revelations that the food was expired, the Bohra community sent a communication of regret to Mr Duale that the food was indeed bad.

“We have learnt with regret that some dead stock was loaded. We have just come to know the store keeper was not there during the loading of the foodstuff and nobody checked,” reads the text.

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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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