SDA pastor claims life is in danger; Matiang’i warns politicians over census; Uhuru rubbishes dynasty politics

Nairobi Central SDA Church/ PHOTO COURTESY

Good morning,

We thank God for another Friday! Though it looks like it is going to be a boring weekend as you will be confined to your house. Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has ordered all bars and churches to remain closed over the weekend to allow for the critical census exercise.

Most Arsenal fans may not watch their team being thrashed by the mighty Liverpool on Saturday evening. The good news is that we,  Opera News, will be working over the busy weekend to bring you all the latest stories on census and updates on all English Premier League matches. Form ya weekend ni Opera News.

Here are the stories making headlines today:

SDA Pastor Claims Life is in Danger

The wrangles at the Nairobi Central SDA Church have taken a fresh twist after the head Pastor JP Kibiisyo Maiywa claimed his life was in danger.

The pastor recorded a statement at Kilimani Police Station, alleging that a group allied to one of the factions threatened to kill him.He told detectives that a bodyguard of a member of the group was armed with a gun while another had a knife when they accosted him within the church premises recently.

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Matiang’i Warns Politicians to stop inciting Kenyans on Census

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i addresses the press during an inter-governmental presser outside his office at Harambee House in Nairobi on Thursday, August 22
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i/ PHOTO COURTESY

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has cautioned politicians against inciting their constituents to boycott the national census on Saturday.

“I urge our leaders, especially the politicians, to support Census. This is a straightforward census exercise and let’s leave it at that. Let’s do this with decency,” said Matiang’i.

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Uhuru Calls for Decency in Politics

President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka/ PHOTO COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday said politics of dynasties will not get anybody to power.

“Leadership is not about where you were born, it is not about where you came from, it is not about the colour of your skin, it is not about your tribe. It is just about a desire to serve, a desire to do good, a desire to make a difference in the lives of people, and anybody can do that,” he said.

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Anerlisa Muigai, the daughter of Keroche Breweries owner Tabitha Karanja has sensationally claimed that the government is hell-bent on hurting local investors. This comes in the wake of the government crackdown on Keroche Breweries, Businessman Humphrey Kariuki and several betting firms over alleged tax evasion. This morning we ask do you think the government is punishing local investors? 

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