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Ngilu’s impeachment motion proceeds



Kitui MCAs are at liberty to impeach Governor Charity Ngilu after a court declined to stop debate on her removal motion.

On June 24, Ngilu moved to court seeking to stop her impeachment arguing that it would be a violation of the law.However, Justice Weldon Korir on Thursday dismissed the application for not meeting the threshold to grant conservatory orders sought.

The court also said it would not interfere with the impeachment process because it’s a long process that has to go through Senate and if House ratifies the assembly, decision then she can move to court.

The court also ruled that Ngilu will not suffer any prejudice if the process is allowed to proceed to conclusion since she will have another opportunity to approach the court for the appropriate remedy.

Korir also held that impeachment cases should be filed in the counties where the process is being carried out to allow the residents to access the courts.

On the issue that there was no public participation due to Covid-19, the judge said nobody knows when the pandemic will be contained and new ways must be designed for achieving constitutional requirements.

The judge further ruled that failure by the assembly to discharge this duty and failure by the Senate to correct the anomaly by rejecting the impeachment, will render the impeachment an exercise in futility since any legal challenge will lead to the quashing of the impeachment by the Court for failure to adhere to the Constitution and statute.

The court ruled that impeachment of a governor is a process that is well insulated by the law and during the debate at the Assembly, Ngilu can raise the issue of public participation as one of the grounds necessitating the termination of the impeachment motion.

The judge also noted that from the evidence placed in court there was indeed no public participation on the motion but said he will not go into details because the impeachment of a governor is a process that passes many stages.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



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 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



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



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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