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He still lives in his mother’s house – David Ndii blasts Uhuru on rent directive

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Renowned economist and public intellectual David Ndii on Thursday blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta for what he termed as inaction regarding protection of tenants during the coronavirus crisis.

Ndii took on President Kenyatta after the head of state refused to make any official orders regarding waiver or subsidization of rent during the coronavirus crisis.

President Kenyatta said he had declined to act because rental property is private property where his government cannot intervene.

However, Ndii blasted the explanation and made reference to Uhuru’s personal situation as prohibiting his thinking on how the government ca help the vulnerable.

The economist said Uhuru continued to live in his mother’s house – a sprawling residence that sits in Caledonia Estate next to State House Nairobi.

“Uhuru Kenyatta does not know the anxiety of not knowing whether you will have a roof over your head. He still lives in his mothers house that Jomo traded with the Aga Khan for the plot where Nairobi Serena Hotel now stands. Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the rest of us,” Ndii stated.

The economist cited the example of South Africa which had cushioned rent defaulters by including a comprehensive package that would include a provision to pay rent for businesses that would be shut off during the pandemic and waivers for poor households that would not afford rent.

The Aga Khan had in the 1970s donated the Caledonia residence to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta with state of the art furnishing.

The initial house was demolished after Uhuru became President in 2013.

A new imposing stylish house with a marked helipad at the top was built at a cost of Sh700 million funded by the taxpayer as part of the security upgrade requirement for private residences of a head of state.

The right wing of the main house features a swimming pool with another swimming pool built next to two separate houses, possibly guest houses, built on the left side from the gate.

The main house has three floors and opens up to a mini round-about and an extensive drive away lined by trees.

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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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