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Jonathan Moi’s two “wives” sue first wife in messy inheritance fight

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The inheritance of Jonathan Toroitich Moi’s estate has taken a messy turn after two women claimed to the wives of the late businessman sued his first wife, Sylvia Toroitich, demanding to have equal rights to his estate.

Beatrice Kipkemboi has told the court that she was married to the late Jonathan as his second wife. Faith Milka Nyambura has claimed to be the deceased’s third wife.

Jonathan, popularly known as JT, was the first son to Kenya’s second President Mzee Daniel arap Moi and passed on in April this year.

The inheritance process had gone on smoothly after his publicly recognized wife, Sylvia, moved to court with the support of JT’s brothers, Philip and Gideon Moi and was granted letters of administration.

Sylvia’s son was also granted joint administration of the former rally driver’s estate.

Nyambura and Kipkemboi, however, claimed that the decision to solely allow Sylvia administration of the estate was unfair to them and contrary to a deal they had made during JT’s burial.

The two women claimed they had agreed to have joint custody of the deceased’s estate only for Sylvia to allegedly renege.

Beatrice told the court she and Jonathan were married in 1998 in line with Kalenjin customary laws. They were blessed with two children.

Nyambura, on the other hand, said she became JT’s third wife in 2008 after a traditional wedding performed in line with Kikuyu customary laws.

Nyambura had three children with Jonathan, telling the court they were still young and dependent on their father’s estate.

She claimed that her children have since been suspended from school over a Sh631,000 school fees which she was unable to raise having been dependent on her said husband.

Nyambura claimed that she had been receiving a Sh1 million monthly stipend to support herself and her children.

Despite coming from immense wealth, court documents suggests that Jonathan’s estate was relatively modest and stood at Sh30 million as of September when Sylvia gained administration letters.

His estate includes include a piece of land in Nairobi’s Industrial Area valued at Sh15 million, shares at Tiro Holdings valued at Sh10 million, and a Sh5 million stake at Nakuru Oil Mills.

While Sh30 million is not a modest value in a country where a significant number of people live below poverty line, it is a drop in the ocean compared to the entire Moi family estate valued in hundreds of billions of shillings.

Gideon, despite being the youngest son, has an empire estimated to be worth Sh70 billion while past reports have estimated Philip to be worth Sh50 billion.

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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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