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Man charged after blocking VIP motorcade along Langata road

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A man has been charged with disobeying police instructions after blocking a VIP motorcade that was driving on the wrong side of the road in Nairobi.
Saidi Musa Jobba on Wednesday morning at around 9.10 am blocked a convoy of four cars driving on the wrong side of Langata road.
Activist Boniface Mwangi said in a tweet that one police officer remained to facilitate his arrest by calling the Langata police.
Jobba was later on presented at Kibera Law Court with the charge sheet reading “failing to obey any instructions given whether verbal or by signal by police officers in the execution of their duty contrary to the Traffic Act (Cap 403) of the Kenya Law.”
He pleaded not guilty and was released on Sh10, 000 cash bail.
The case will be heard on March 4 2019.
Jobba’s action comes barely a day after activist Boniface Mwangi blocked a government vehicle that was driving on the opposite side of the road.
In a video that went viral on social media, one of the vehicles with a siren and registration number GK 970R- was seen driving on the wrong side.
It is not the first time daring Mwangi blocked a government entourage. He did so on June 2019 and back in 2016 when he forced a driver of a Member of Parliament to reverse and follow traffic.
Last year the Inspector General of police Hilary Mutyambai made changes to directives of road clearance for VIPs leaving out governors and senators.
Those who enjoy traffic clearance privilege are The President and his Deputy, the First Lady, Chief Justice, Attorney-General, The Chief of Defence Forces, retired Presidents and retired Prime Minister.
A road can also be cleared for Cabinet secretaries of the ministries of Defence, Interior, Finance and Foreign Affairs and their Principal Secretaries.
Speakers and Majority Leaders of the National Assembly and the Senate also enjoy traffic clearance.
Others include the Service Commanders of Defence Forces, the Inspector-General of the National Police Service and his deputy, the Deputy Inspector-General of the Administration Police Service, ambulances and fire Brigade.

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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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