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Opposition MPS slam Mudavadi over his handshake remarks in the US

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ODM has dismissed ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi’s remarks that the handshake deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga was as a result of pressure from foreign nations.
Mudavadi, who on addressing a group of Kenyans in the diaspora in New Jersey, said the handshake was a result of pressure to cancel visas for the opposition leaders and their associates not patriotism.
“The secret is that slowly visas were being cancelled. And when Visas are cancelled, they don’t just cancel yours alone. They cancel yours, that of your wife, children, and relatives. This is what gave birth to a handshake is personal survival rather than patriotism,” he claimed.
Mudavadi claimed the swearing in of Raila as the people’s president on January 30, 2018 was motivated by personal survival and not patriotism.
Opposition leaders led by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna accused Mudavadi of being ignorant and in the dark about the handshake.
“Immediately Musalia Mudavadi boycotted the event (Raila’s swearing in as people’s president), the trust that existed between him and Raila broke down irretrievably. Raila and ODM decided on that day to chart a new course without our so called coalition partners. Musalia does not know what happened from there on. He was in the dark and he remains in the dark,” said Sifuna.
“He knows nothing about that chapter of Kenya’s history and would be best advised not to parade his ignorance especially in faraway lands,” added Sifuna.
ANC Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi said Mudavadi was speaking as a lone ranger.
Osotsi said Mudavadi is a beneficiary of the handshake therefore has no moral authority to ridicule the handshake.
“When opposition leaders were given an opportunity by the government to go and launch Huduma Namba he is among the people who were even facilitated to go and launch the initiative” said Osotsi.

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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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