Mutahi Kagwe Reveals How He Plans to Dismantle Afya House Cartels; DCI Storm Storm Sen. Malala’s House at Night & Dennis Oliech Mourns Sibling Kevin

Good morning,

The country is currently in an irked mood, after the Sunday night exposé by NTV on how funds meant for COVID-19 management were looted.

But are we really shocked? If there is anything we saw coming, it was the cropping up of the ‘COVID millionaires’.

Believe it or not, this theft by managers of medical affairs in the country is actually a teaching moment for the rest of us, in seizing opportunities.

It is no secret that Kenyans are not the best savers, in fact, the opposite is true, we love loans more than life itself.

Think about it, if you come across a forgotten Ksh1000 note in your jeans pocket, will you add it to your savings or squander it? If you receive an unexpected bonus on your salary, aren’t you more likely to use it for unnecessary pleasures, rather than adding it to your savings?

It doesn’t matter how the persons highlighted by Dennis Okari spent their loot, since they probably have more than enough money for a lifetime anyway, but for the rest of us who will never get to sit on a government “commission,” every cent counts.

As you start off your week, keep this in mind and remember to live for the moment, not in the moment.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Mutahi Kagwe Reveals how he Plans to Dismantle Afya House Cartels Amid Theft Scandal

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has pledged to pull out all the stops to dismantle the intricate web of powerful cartels running the show at Afya House.

In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with The Star, Kagwe admitted the presence of a powerful ‘faceless’ cartels that have infiltrated the ministry and blocked reforms.

The treacherous clique, the CS believes, is a group of powerful individuals who have permeated the ministry to control strategic positions and manage billions of shillings for personal gain.

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DCI Storm Storm Sen. Malala, Langat Residences at Night

Cleophas malala
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, August 17 stormed the residence of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and his Bomet counterpart Christopher Langat.

Police camped outside the two Senator’s homes at night as they declined to leave their houses to face arrest from the officers.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen had earlier on claimed Senators were facing arrests in order to tilt the vote on revenue sharing formula in the Senate on Monday.

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‘Let My Brother Rest Amechoka Sana,’ Dennis Oliech Mourns Sibling Kevin

Dennis Oliech

Football legend Dennis ‘The Menace’ Oliech and his family are mourning the death of their loved one, Kevin Oliech.

Kevin, the youngest brother to Dennis and last born in the Oliech’s family has been in and out of hospital for the past four years.

The former Mathare United player succumbed to cancer while receiving treatment at a German hospital.

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Senate once again meets today in an attempt to resolve the deadlock on counties’ revenue sharing. Do you think white smoke will emanate from the House today, or will Kenyans be left waiting as usual?

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