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Sonko, Millie Odhiambo in war of words over Ken Okoth cremation



Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko today differed over the controversial burial of the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth.
The fiery ODM MP accused Sonko of fueling the confusion that marred the Kibra MP burial with his loose remarks when he attended a memorial service for the late MP at Moi Girls Secondary School in Nairobi.
She said Sonko’s antics and ‘loose mouth’ could have contributed to the decision not to take the body to Homa Bay for the much-publicised funeral service.
“The governor’s unnecessary drama prompted the family to skip the planned funeral service and instead hurriedly cremated the legislator’s body,” she said.
The MP linked the governor to the MP’s cremation which has been condemned in the Nyanza region as a taboo, saying if Sonko had preserved his comments, the body could have been taken to Homa Bay as was earlier planned.
Governor Sonko through his Facebook page had hit out at the MP and Jubilee Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura for saying he was wrong to have meddled in the Kibra MP’s personal affairs during the memorial service in Nairobi.
Sonko described the Suba North MP and Mwaura as people with weird marital lives that lack the moral authority to lecture anyone on matters marriage.
During memorial service of Mr Okoth at Moi Girls Secondary School, Governor Sonko claimed he was aware of Okoth’s relationship and nominated MCA Anne Thumbi, adding that the two had a five-year-old boy that must be recorgnised.
Sonko claimed that the late MP and Thumbi had five-year-old boy which the former was supporting hence they wanted the boy recognised as part of the family.

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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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