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Raila Junior ridicules Sonko over increased parking fees



Raila Odinga Junior has ridiculed Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s directive to hike parking fees to Sh400 up from Sh200.
According a notice issued by County Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega dated December 2, 2019, issued the new parking rates that would come to effect on December 4.
Raila Junior questioned the governor’s audacity in increasing the fees amid the tough conditions and living standards in Nairobi.
“Governor Mike Sonko has kept his promise of reducing levies imposed on Nairobians by reviewing parking fees upward by 100 per cent, the irony of it being done amid poor drainage and impassable roads in the CBD, interesting!” Raila Junior tweeted.
He was supported by many Kenyans online who expressed their frustration.
If I were Sonko I would develop a county transport light rail system that would be the legacy nothing more nothing much…. ask any Nairobian we like public transport the only problem is it’s crazy and ugly managed,” a twitter user responded.
Others claimed Sonko had failed as a governor and was out to extort Nairobians before his term ends.
“Weirdly enough, Sonko has boasted about collecting the highest revenue in Nairobi County history… yet he hasn’t managed to tackle the drainage issues that dogged Kidero….and has county workers protesting over pay quite often…is he paying off our SGR loans?”
A few commended Sonko for the initiative, stating that the increment in parking fees was meant to de-congest the city.
Others asked the governor to make exemptions to public transport vehicles.
“Parking for private cars should be tripled, and those of PSVs waived. Best cities in the world encourage public transport and discourage private motorists,” another twitter user said

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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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