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Govt to issue 70,000 title deeds in Kilifi

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The government will issue 70,000 title deeds in Kilifi county by the end of this year, Lands and Physical Planning Chief Administrative Secretary Gideon Mung’aro has said.

He said the government has already processed 5,000 title deeds and 21,000 others are being worked on.

Mung’aro spoke during a courtesy call at Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s office to give a progressive report and evaluation of the status of land settlement. He said the ministry is working round the clock to ensure Kilifi residents have no land ownership problems.

His announcement is meant to give an assurance to people who have had perennial land problems, with the majority living as squatters. The CAS said the government was buying four parcels of land from tycoons to resettle the landless.

He said the state has already acquired one parcel of land in Mikanjuni, Mtwapa, at a cost of Sh377 million. Mung’aro said the government is in the process of buying 4,168 acres in Kagaa, Kibarani, and the five parcels of Mazrui lands, which are spread across Kilifi county.

The Mazrui family owns a huge chunk of land in Kilifi county and has had court battles with squatters for a long time.

Governor Kingi said he was impressed by the progress made by the national government to ensure people in Kilifi are given title deeds. Kilifi and the Coast region at large has had land ownership problems for many years.

Successive regimes and politicians have been using the squatter problem to garner support from locals and get into power and drive their political agenda.

President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 promised to resolve the squatter problem in the region.

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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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