President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday appeared to respond to his deputy William Ruto’s claim that police have been used to coerce Senators to vote in a certain way regarding the Counties Revenue Sharing formula.
President Kenyatta said he and his team was solely focused on working and bringing development to Kenyans across the country.
However, he decried that some leaders, whom he did not name, had chosen the path of complaining and screaming instead of working.
“Our work as leaders is not to complain but to come up with solutions. That is why I’m here with my people to deliver titles and you can now get financing and build decent houses for you and your families. You will be seeing us in Kilifi, in Tharaka Nithi and elsewhere around the country.
“These days I don’t talk much but I read newspapers and I see people complaining all over. As for me, you will recognize me by the work I do not by how much I scream. You will see my work and those who are making noises can continue,” the President said.
Kenyatta distanced himself from the Senate stalemate regarding the counties revenue formula but supported a formula that favors population as the primary consideration – popularly referred as the one man one shilling formula.
“When we talk about the Senate, it is not my formula. It came from the CRA and they recommended every person to get a fair share. Why is it that Nairobi residents are being told that they are rich yet they live in the slums and some of them use flying toilets? Truth and justice will come out,” the President added.
Nairobi County is the biggest beneficiary of the one man one shilling formula which also favors counties in Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Western, and Nyanza region.
Ironically, Nairobi Senators Johnson Sakaja is leading the fight against the one man one shilling formula and favors one where historically marginalized counties will get more money.
As you struggle to raise the rent for your bedsitter, a family in Runda has dedicated a whole bedroom to folding clothes.
This is what has surprised most Kenyans as one Joan Kubai shared a video of her luxurious home on Snapchat.
The teen took her virtual friends to a tour of her humongous home in Runda which has five bedrooms, four living rooms and a library in the artic.
Outside the home, you are greeted to a lush green garden and swimming pool. There is also a garage for the family’s numerous vehicles.
Where does one get the money for all these? It seems that Joan’s parents just like most rich Kenyans got their wealth through backdoor means.
The famous Twitter Detectives have dug deep and revealed some details about the Kubai family that Joan would wish they remained buried. Joan Kubai is the daughter of city tycoons Peter Macharia Kubai and Isabella Wairimu Kubai.
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Peter Macharia Kubai and Isabella Wairimu Kubai are joint directors of Benisa Limited, a firm which at the centre of two separate investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) into Murang’ a Governor Mwangi wa Iria’s alleged violation of the public procurement law and ghost projects in the county.
Benisa had been hired by the now-bankrupt Italian firm CMC Di Ravenna on May 15, 2015, as a subcontractor to do several works on the Itare dam project for Sh360 million.
At the time, the Italian firm accused Benisa of deploying inadequate staff and resources on-site and terminated the contract on June 22, 2018.
The company is believed to be part of a network of companies Mr Peter Macharia Kubai and his family have been accused of using to secure double payment for the same work, and in most instances, no work is done.
On this basis, Benisa Limited was, for instance, paid twice to construct a single water pan at Kangutu in Kakuzi Mitubiri ward.
According to documents, the first tender that was paid through LPO number 2835/2014 was worth Sh3.97 million while the second that was paid through LPO number 2724-2775/2 was worth Sh3.99 million.
Mr Peter Macharia Kubai is also being investigated for allegedly giving juicy kickbacks to Governor Mwangi Wa Iria to secure lucrative road repair tenders.
While digging up through the file, sleuths from EACC also stumbled onto Benisa Limited while investigating the stalled Marsabit Stadium, where the firm was paid over Sh88 million with only 20 per cent of the work done.
On July 30, 2019, Benisa Limited obtained a default judgment in a suit it filed against CMC Di Ravenna to recover Sh31.5 million for rock blasting works it did in the Itare dam project, which has also collapsed and is at the centre of a Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) probe.
Documents at the Companies’ Registry show that Benisa Limited is owned by Peter Macharia Kubai (50%), Isabella Wairimu Kubai (25%) and Jadiel Macharia Kubai the remaining percentage.
All the three are said to be business associates of Murang’ a county Governor Mwangi Wa Iria.
If you watched the Palm Sunday Mass broadcasted live on television from Holy Family Basilica on Sunday 5th April, you may have seen a light-skinned, kinky haired, fine, delicious young man who was among the clergy and particularly, he read the scripture of the events around the triumphant entry.
Well, his name is Rev. Deacon Charles Kariuki Wachira who is currently based at the HFB (Holy Family Basilica) Nairobi and is a personal aid to His Eminence John Cardinal Njue. He hails from Thika and immediately after being spotted, thirsty ladies commonly referred to as ‘fisilets’ went drooling on social media to express how they would like to have babies with him as he was making their ovaries shake.
Some even confessed that they watched the mass just to see him as it was a rare opportunity, others admitting they had had a crush on him a long time.
In a post put up by one social media survey character ItsJamesMwangi on MADS ONLY group, netizens promised that once Covid19 was over, HFB would better make space as they would make big strides (kanyanga kubwa kubwa) to the CBD based church just to see him live, take pictures and appreciate this God’s creation and maybe challenge his decision to priesthood.
In a post that has received more than 2,000 active interactions, it came to light that Wachira was a humble and meek boy during his school days and his journey to priesthood was obvious.
Drools went on to unearth his account and flooded it with friend requests and within minutes, he had reached his allocated limit. Although not so active on social media, Wachira appears a tall, light skinned (rangi ya thao) handsome man from the pictures he has posted.
Though the cherry on top of the icing was his voice, drools went on to praise him highly as very fluent.
Some could not believe he is on his way to Catholic priesthood as one of the requirements would be to take a vow of chastity, never to marry, thus never to get intimate with any woman.
To see him again, fisilets and fisis also tuned in to the live broadcast on His Grace Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki just to watch Wachira again.
The late former President Mzee Daniel arap Moi will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home in Nakuru County on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
The Government through the Ministry of Interior has declared Tuesday, February 11, 2020, a public holiday to allow Kenyans pay their last respects to Mzee Moi.
The public viewing at Parliament Buildings will be done on Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 8:00 A.M and 5:00 P.M.
The cortege will leave Lee funeral home at 8:05 A.M on Saturday 8th February, 2020 and will be conveyed to Parliament Buildings with the casket being draped in the National Flag and escorted by the Family of President Moi.
The Solemn Procession is expected to take the following route: Valley Road, Kenyatta Avenue, through to Parliament Way.
A Military Guard of Honour will be mounted on Parliament Road for the entry procession to Parliament.
After lying-in-state for three days, on Tuesday 11th February 2020, the gun carriage and State Funeral Procession will make its way from Parliament Buildings to the Nyayo Stadium, the venue of the National Memorial Service.
The National Memorial Service will be an inter-denominational Service, led by the African Inland Church (AIC).
The Former Head of State will be accorded full military ceremonial honours, which include, Conveyance of the body of the former Head of State under escort in a Gun Carriage, accompanied by Military Musical Honours and a 19 Gun-salute.
Moi will thereafter be interred at his Kabarak home on Wednesday the 12th Day of February, 2020.
A New York performance artist on Saturday swallowed the celebrated banana duct-taped to a gallery wall at Art Basel Miami Beach, which had just sold to a collector for 120,000 U.S. dollars.
The banana art piece, “Comedian,” is the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It was displayed at the museum on Friday.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the banana duct-taped to a wall art piece that sold for $120,000. (Reuters, File)
The performance artist David Datuna ate the banana at around 1:45 p.m. in front of art lovers, according to gallery representatives.
A report from the Herald said that his behavior triggered some noises as one visitor shouted: “You’re not supposed to touch the art!” Datuna slipped away before the gallery reported the incident to security, the newspaper reported.
“He did not destroy the art work. The banana is the idea,” said Lucien Terras, director of museum relations for Galerie Perrotin.
New York performance artist David Datuna who ate the banana. /Screenshot of Instagram
In an interview with The Post, Datuna explained that he was doing an art performance called “Hungry Artist.”
“Maurizio Cattelan, I love him. One artist eats another artist. It’s fun,” the report quoted him as saying.
It’s reported that the gallery re-taped a new banana to the wall after 2 p.m. the same day.
Cattelan actually made three editions of the banana piece. Two, including the one eaten by Datuna, were sold to two French buyers. The third one, according to art market website Artnet, has already been priced at 150,000 U.S. dollars.
Cattelan said this project took him about a year, as he explored with different materials like bronze and resin for the banana. “In the end, one day I woke up and I said, ‘The banana is supposed to be a banana,'” Cattelan told Artnet.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru has made her first heartfelt public confession about her husband lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo.
Speaking to Inooro TV in an exclusive interview about her private life, Waiguru said she has neither met nor seen a man as perfect as the First Kirinyaga Gentleman.
“I even have no words. He is the only one among all men you see. I mean there is absolutely no other like him in the world, an emotional Governor Waiguru confessed of her love for Waiganjo.
Governor Ann Mumbi sons Left – Right Don Waiguru, Dan Waiguru, and Ron Waiguru at the wedding. Photo/Courtesy
Asked why he is the most ‘perfect man in the world’, the mother of three sons said that during difficult times he has always stood with her.
She recounted the trauma she went through when she was accused of stealing money from the National Youth Service (NYS) money, and Kamotho was always by her side.
“He was always there for me. I went through hell, but he made me come out stronger,” she recounted.
The two solemnized their union in July in a Kikuyu traditional wedding.
Present to witness the ceremony were President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga and other distinguished dignitaries.
Waiguru and Kamotho first met in 2009 when they both attended a government conference in Mombasa.
Their relationship would later grow into a beautiful love story.
Kamotho has represented his wife even before marriage in many court cases among them, NYS scandal and election dispute related charges.