Today, let us start the week with a feminist conversation.
So on Sunday, elite athletes competed in the 2020 London Marathon.
As usual, Kenya was expected to shine, given the running talent held by our brothers and sisters from the city of champions (Eldoret).
And shine we did, after Brigid Kosgei held onto her title, only, it did not feel like it.
Everyone’s focus was on the men’s category, where, unfortunately, we lost out on gold despite our very own Eliud Kipchoge being among the contestants.
Instead of prioritizing Brigid’s win, alongside the rest of the world, we were busy analyzing and criticizing Kipchoge’s loss.
Yes, it was a blow given his recently set INEOS marathon record, but in his own words after Sunday’s defeat, these things happen!
Nearly a day after, we still feel that Brigid was not celebrated well enough, and upon her homecoming, she probably will not receive a reception as grand Kipchoge, or other male Kenyans who were competing in the race would have received had they emerged victorious.
Lakini si ni life?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Murathe Reveals The Deadly Police Unit That Awaits Ruto Allies Today At Jubilee Party Headquarters
Deputy President William Ruto’s ambitious journey to State House has started off with the DP intensifying his activities throughout the country over the last couple of weeks.
However, a few days ago, Jubilee Party secretary-general Raphael Tuju delivered a stunning setback to DP Ruto when he issued a press conference to announce that the party has started the process of expelling DP Ruto. His allies were not spared either as tough conditions were mentioned for those who wanted to access Jubilee Party Headquarters.
However, with Ruto allies threatening to storm the Party headquarters, Jubilee vice chairperson David Murathe has emerged to reveal what awaits them should they make good their threats.
IG Mutyambai Orders for Arrest of MPs Ndindi Nyoro, Alice Wahome Over Murang’a Chaos
Inspector-General of Police (IG) Hillary Mutyambai has ordered for the arrest of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome over the chaos that erupted at Kenol town in Murang’a county on Sunday, October 4.
At least two people lost their lives while scores were injured during an altercation that emerged between pro and anti- Deputy President William Ruto factions ahead of the DP’s visit in the area for a church service.
Wahome was the hosting MP while Nyoro was the only other lawmaker from Murang’a county who attended the highly emotive church event that was proceeded by running battles, burning of tyres and ugly confrontations that resulted in loss of lives.
Jomo Gecaga Faces Eviction in Rent Row with Kidero
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s long-serving personal assistant Jomo Gecaga risks eviction from a high-end apartment in Nairobi’s Riverside estate after his family’s fallout with former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero over rent.
JSTA Ltd, which is associated with Jomo’s father Udi Gecaga, is seeking to block its eviction from Gem Suites Riverside apartments that costs $5000 (Sh540,000) monthly.
The company wants the court to intervene in the rent fallout, arguing that the apartment’s occupant “will be seriously prejudiced and suffer untold loss and damage not to mention the embarrassment” once the auctioneers are instructed to seize his assets and attempt to evict him from the apartment.
Do you think yesterday’s violence in Murang’a was planned by the Tangatanga faction as a means of seeking sympathy or was it planned by the Kieleweke faction as a means of tainting their rivals’ image?