A Week in a Minute: 7 Hot Stories That Made Headlines This Week

It is another episode of A Week in a Minute and as always, we look forward to bringing you those top stories in a flash as you contemplate about the beginning of the coming week.

No doubt, the week has been a rollercoaster of a ride.

From the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to ravage the human population to Beirut explosion and not forgetting perennial road accidents to political powerplays, this was one of those weeks you will wish to forget.

But for Judy Wakhungu, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Nevertheless, when life offers lemons they say make lemonade. We have no option than to face the future with certainty like never before.

Life is a war that we must all win. Regardless of the number of battles we lose, we must stay put and keep the focus.

Here are the 7 stories that dominated the headlines this week:

Former Changamwe MP Passes on

Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe.

Barely two weeks after former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe’s first wife passed on, the Widower died on Friday while receiving treatment at Pandya Memorial Hospital in Mombasa.

The MP has been sick for some days and did not even attend his first wife’s burial since he was on oxygen supply.

The cause of Kajembe’s death is yet to be made public, though it is highly suspected that the former legislator could have contracted the deadly virus.

 5 Vocal TangaTanga Senators Set for Jubilee Expulsion

Jubilee Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga while appearing before her party’s disciplinary committee.

The fate of five Jubilee Party nominated Senators is set to be sealed next week when the National Executive Committee (NEC) will meet to consider a report by the disciplinary Committee.

According to a report by the Standard, the five Senators are set to lose their seats since the disciplinary Committee proposed that they should be expelled from the party.

The five Nominated Senators including Millicent Omanga, Mary Seneta Yiane, Falhada Dekow Iman, Naomi Jillo Waqo and Alice Milgo are accused of disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta.

ODM Senator Narrowly Escapes Death

Remains of the MP’s vehicle that was involved in a road accident.

Nominated ODM senator Priscilla Zawadi of Kilifi narrowly escaped death after getting involved in a grisly accident on Wednesday evening.

A news bulletin aired by Radio Citizen on Thursday morning revealed that Zawadi was heading home from Nairobi when the accident occurred along Mombasa road.

According to the area police boss Joseph Ole Napiyan, Zawadi’s vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with another car between Machakos and Nairobi.

Raila to use ‘Baba’ nickname on 2022 ballot papers

ODM leader Raila Odinga alias Baba

ODM leader Raila Odinga could use the nickname “Baba” or “Tinga” in the 2022 presidential ballot papers if he will vie for the top job.

Equally, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho could also use the moniker “Sultan” if he so decides. Joho has announced his interest in the presidency.

This will be possible after senators approve a Bill allowing politicians to use popular nicknames on ballot papers during elections.

 Beirut Explosion

Photo of Beirut explosion that left several dead. (Photo by STR / AFP) 

Lebanon Prime Minister revealed the person responsible for an explosion in Beirut killing dozens.

According to the country leader, a business person who had been hoarding over 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for six years in a warehouse was behind the deadly explosion.

The Prime Minister vowed to impose the most severe punishment available on the land.

Awori family raises Sh800m to bail out Wakhungu

Grace Wakhungu and her co-accused MP John Walukhe.

The larger Awori family has raised a whopping Sh800 million in a bid to secure the freedom of one of their own, Grace Wakhungu, who is serving time in jail over corruption.

But the family of her co-accused, Sirisia MP John Waluke, has not been as lucky, with sources revealing that they had only managed to raise Sh250 million out of the Sh727,725,562 million fine imposed by the anti-corruption court during the duo’s sentencing on June 25.

The court had jailed Waluke for 67 years in default of the fine.

Nurse Who Gave Birth in ICU Dies of Covid-19

Marion Awour, the nurse who died of Covid-19 after delivering at Kisii Referral Hospital.

As the world continues to initiate a spirited fight in coming up with a vaccine that will see the Covid-19 pandemic contained once and for all, Kenya lost its second health worker to the pandemic.

A 32-year-old nurse Marion Awuor from Rachuonyo Sub County- Hospital who had tested positive to Covid-19 a fortnight ago succumbed to the virus on Sunday.

She is the same lady who was reported to have delivered her firstborn baby while in ICU at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Arsenal Wins 14th FA Cup

In the football world, London was all red after Arsenal Football Club won the FA Cup for a record 14th time on Saturday night.

The Gunners beat their city rivals Chelsea to lift the cup extending their lead as the team which has the cup for the most times.

Arsenal relied on the services of their talisman Aubameyang whose brace helped the team sink Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

By winning the cup, they booked a place in the 2020/21 Europa League games which they had missed out on after finishing 8th in the EPL.

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