Remember the beautiful girl who broke the internet two weeks ago, with the entire country calling for beverage maker Coca-Cola to incorporate her into their advertising plans?
It is interesting how a person’s life can change overnight. One day you are just another child in a random photoshoot, the next day, social media is awash with your images and name.
The only problem with being the subject of Kenyans’ affection is that it only takes a few days for them to take interest in something, or someone else: If you are lucky enough to make a breakthrough while the hype on you lasts, good for you, if you are not, bummer.
While still on the topic of toxicity, political temperatures have cooled down significantly after rebel Jubilee politicians were put in their place in the recent month of “long knives”, as one Moses Kuria would put it.
As much as the rules of politics are different from those that apply to real life, life is still too short to allow negativity to take us down the drain.
What President Uhuru Kenyatta has taught us through his purge undertaking is that, we all hold the power to flush out toxic elements from our lives, and when push comes to shove, it is okay to even add a punch.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto Cleared of Major Corruption Scandal
Deputy President William Ruto has been cleared of any involvement in the high-profile Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal that rocked the ruling Jubilee Party mid last year.
Speaking to K24 on the Sunday night of June 7, 2020, Director of Public Persecutions Noordin Haji said that “Kimwarer and Arror scandal has nothing to do with Deputy President. It is about loans that were taken to the detriment of the people of Kenya.
Ruto had long been suspected and sometimes accused of taking part in the alleged theft of public funds, that saw the arrest and subsequent prosecution of former Treasury CS Henry Rotich, PS Kamau Thugge and 26 other government officials.
How Jubilee MPs Plan to Impeach Duale
Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya on Sunday, May 7 declared his support for the ouster of National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale as Jubilee Party purge roars into the August House.
Describing Duale as a weak link, Kimunya argued that the Garissa Township Member of Parliament had lost the confidence of majority of the ruling party’s Lawmakers since he had failed to unite his political troops for a common cause.
He disclosed that a campaign initiated by Kieni MP Kanini Kega to collect signatures in support of Duale’s ouster was gathering steam, with 126 Lawmakers having already appended their signatures.
Uhuru crafting legacy Cabinet
President Uhuru Kenyatta is crafting radical changes in government that will see a couple of Cabinet secretaries dropped as he races against time to implement his legacy projects.
After overhauling the parliamentary leadership, the President is said to be shifting his focus to his Cabinet in a major shake-up to tap the most experienced hands to drive his heritage plan.
The impending changes have already triggered panic in the Cabinet amidst reports that key allies of Deputy President William Ruto and those nursing 2022 political ambitions will be chopped.
Over the weekend, President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew, and movement cessation order in three counties by 30 more days, dimming hopes of Kenyans getting back to their normal lives yet again. Do you think the Head of State was right in doing so, or should he have gone the Pombe Magufuli way and thrown all caution to the wind?