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Uhuru snubs Ruto’s calls for Jubilee PG as rift widens



President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to have yet again snubbed Deputy President William Ruto as the rift in Jubilee party widen.
President Uhuru is reported to have asked his deputy to mobilise Jubilee MPs to support an amendment to the Public Finance Management Act on borrowing to Sh9 trillion.
Ruto is said to have told his boss to call for a Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting and asked him to don a Jubilee T-shirt in solidarity with Kibra by-election candidate McDonald Mariga, something the President did not agree to.
Having sensed blackmail, Uhuru reached out to opposition chief Raila Odinga who whipped opposition MPs to support the amendment.
Majority Leader Aden Duale said there was no need of a PG after the Opposition MPs agreed to back the amendments.
“I am happy that when I approached both John Mbadi and Junet Mohamed, they embraced the idea. The moment I got their assurances, the push for a PG was rendered needless and I abandoned the idea,” said Duale.
Mbadi confirmed there were consultations within the party before the debate in Parliament, after which a common position was adopted.
“There were consultations within the party and we felt that there was no problem raising the debt ceiling,” he said, refusing to be drawn to Uhuru-Raila phone call.
During the debate in Parliament, MPs allied to DP William Ruto led by Kimani Ichung’wah opposed the amendment but those allied to Uhuru and Raila carried the day.
However, Mr Ruto’s spokesman David Mugonyi disputed the claims, saying he was unaware of any planned PG.
He termed it uncalled for some people to claim to know the discussions between the President and his deputy.
“You cannot claim to be aware of a conversation between the President and his deputy,” said Mugonyi.

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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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