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Nairobi MCA’s introduce bill to support artistes

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Nairobi MCAs have started working on a bill that seeks to boost youth initiatives in the county.

Led by newly elected Education, Children, Youth and Vocation Training Committee chair Sylvia Museiya, the MCAs said the youth are key to the county’s economy and supporting them will only benefit Nairobi.

Museiya said plans are underway to support youth in the creative industry, including music, theatre, films, art painting and drawing.

The MCA said they are keen to support Governor Mike Sonko’s agenda, especially in education, one of the sectors that were not transferred to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

Museiya said youth are future leaders of the county and they should be nurtured now. She spoke after meeting youths at a City hotel on Saturday.

“If we don’t support the youth now, we will only be creating problems for ourselves in future,” said the nominated MCA.

She noted that through Governor Mike Sonko’s support, they are in the process of coming up with a state-of-the-art talent centre in Nairobi.

The governor has previously supported artists like Kelma Shiko, Red Hot, whose hit song ‘Show me love’ is doing well in the airwaves, mbogi genje, the Wagi Family from Kware, among others.

Apart from music, the governor made his personal contribution towards assisting young talents including Mathare 4A Football Academy, donating car washing machines to several youth groups, and opening salons and barber shops for other groups.

In the meantime, the governor is expected to soon officially launch the Waithaka Vocational Training Centre.

Touring the project on Friday, county executive committee member for Education, Youth, Sports and Gender Lucia Mulwa said the centre will offer many opportunities to Nairobians including venturing into dressmaking, beverages and food, painting, plumbing, among others.

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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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