Bishop who Hosted Ruto’s Chaotic Event Didn’t Die of Covid; Sonko Unveils New Taxes for Nairobi Families; Team That Will Lead The BBI Referendum Named

Good morning,

Why is it that as a country, we have so many misplaced priorities?

If countries were people, Kenya would be like that depressed man found in every village, who had a lot of potential, and the means to succeed, but they spent all their resources on worldly pleasures, and now they get to watch their peers make it in life, while they rot away.

Think about it. As one of the countries with high PAYE rates and an insatiable borrowing appetite, money shouldn’t really be a problem for us.

Still, Kenyans are suffering and dying due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the national health insurer cannot even afford to cater for citizens’ coronavirus expenses!

Meanwhile, our leaders are out there arguing on whether a Constitutional referendum should cost Sh2 billion or sh14 billion.

Dear politicians, perhaps we do need a change in policies, but you know what we need more? Drugs, vaccines, and food. What good will a ‘perfect’ Constitution do for a miserable nation?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Bishop who hosted Ruto during church chaos didn’t die of Covid

AIPCA Church in Kenol on October 4, 2020.

The African Independent Pentecostal Churches of Africa has dismissed claims that the cleric who hosted DP William Ruto during a service in Murang’a that turned chaotic died of Covid-19.

AIPCA Archbishop Julius Njoroge told the Star on Sunday that Bishop Rev Stephen Ng’ang’a died of stress, hypertension and pneumonia.

Ng’ang’a was buried on Friday in Kigumo constituency, Murang’a county amid rumours on social media that he had contracted Covid-19.

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Sonko Unveils New Taxes for Nairobi Families, Traders

Mike Sonko

Nairobi County Government is in the process of introducing new tax measures expected to affect all city families and businesses.

A report by The Standard on Monday, November 16, indicated that that families living in Nairobi would be expected to part with Ksh 2,000 fire certificates charge annually.

Governor Mike Sonko is seeking to raise more money to finance the county’s Ksh34.7 billion budget.

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President Uhuru And Raila Name The Team That Will Lead The BBI Referendum- Report

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga

Orange democratic movement (ODM) party boss Raila Amollo Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta have been the key architects behind the building bridges initiative (BBI).

A few days ago, the two leaders launched the report at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi together with other top national leaders with the document receiving varied opinions.

Yesterday, Raila indicated that the push to collect signatures from Kenyans to kickstart a referendum process will start this week.

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As the government begins the collection of BBI signatures, do you think the minimum 1 million signatures will be achieved, and will yours be on the list?

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