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Wamepatikana! NRG Radio in trouble with Eliud Kipchoge



Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge is seeking an apology from NRG Radio for using his name and image without permission.

Last week, NRG Radio announced that it was changing its name to [Eliud] Kipchoge Radio for a week after Kipchoge successfully ran a marathon in under two hours.

NRG claim the move was meant to celebrate the marathoner.

But now, Kipchoge, through his lawyer, Donald Kipkorir, says the radio station did not consult the marathoner before plastering his name and image on the broadcaster’s online platforms.

In a demand letter to NRG Radio seen by Kipkorir says: “…you [NRG Radio] issued a press release indicating your said intention to appropriate our client’s name and images on your various radio stations Fun X Radio, NRG Radio and Choice Radio, your Twitter handle @NRGRadiokenya and Instagram page nrgradioke and related digital platforms.

“That without his permission, authority or license, or any colour of right, you changed the name of your station topline on your social media pages and online blogs to Kipchoge.Radio and KipchogeRadio@NRGRadioKenya.

“That without our client’s permission, authority or license, or any colour of right, you fraudulently informed your listeners and followers that by following you or your Instagram page, you will gift our client a car. Our client never asked for and doesn’t require any gifting of your car or any other car.

“That the use of our client’s name, image and reputation, was in total and blatant violations of his brand rights, privacy, copyright, and trademark. These rights can only be transferred with our client’s permission.”

Kipchoge now demands NRG Radio to remove his name and images from its brand and issue an apology letter showing they have complied with the demands.

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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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