Beauty Queen at Centre of Mysterious Deaths of Toddlers; Raila Makes U-turn on BBI Amendments & Intensify Prosecution Of High Profile Cases, Uhuru Encourages DPP

Good morning,

Do you know about Joe Biden’s sad life story?

He may seem like a person who has all that life has to offer, after all, he just became the most powerful man in the world, but he has had his own dark times.

In 1972, Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and their infant daughter, Naomi died in a car crash. Their two sons, Beau and Hunter survived the crash.

You would think the two boys surviving the crash was a silver lining, but life had other plans for Biden’s family.

In 2015, Biden lost one of his sons with Neilia, Beau, to Brain cancer.

Our point is, everyone, even those who seem to have it all figured out, has their own share of problems. We may not be able to solve these problems for them, so, the least we can do is show kindness.

This does not require much effort-a small smile or a simple hi could be enough to brighten someone else’s day, so, today, smile to at least one stranger.

Just a small smile though, you do not want to come off as creepy!

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Beauty Queen at Centre of Mysterious Deaths of Toddlers

A police officer at a crime scene

A former beauty queen is at the center of the investigations into the deaths of her two children who mysteriously drowned in River Sagana, Mathira West, Nyeri County.

The woman identified as Eva Wangui, the mother of the two brothers aged three and two years old is reported to have been the last seen with the boys before their disappearance.

The bodies of the toddlers were found floating on the river on November 8, with Acting CCIO John Gacheru confirming the incident.

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Raila makes U-turn on BBI amendments

ODM leader Raila Odinga

ODM leader Raila Odinga has yielded to the growing calls by disgruntled groups and opened up the BBI report for amendments.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila initially announced that the window for amendments was closed despite many voices demanding changes.

For the first time, Raila on Monday indicated crucial steps that would culminate in the review of the BBI report to reduce antagonism and avert a referendum showdown.

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Intensify Prosecution Of High Profile Cases, President Kenyatta Encourages ODPP

President Uhuru with DPP Hajji

President Uhuru Kenyatta has encouraged the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to focus more on the successful prosecution of high profile cases especially those involving misuse of public resources.

The President said it is only through the successful prosecution of such cases that the agency will win and retain the confidence of Kenyans.

“Confidence is a fleeting thing. If people don’t see results, that confidence can also evaporate. It is therefore important that results are also shown so as to justify the investments we are putting in,” he said.

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Do you think the current US election results crisis, and how it is being handled, is a learning moment for Kenya?

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