MCA Dies a Week After Another Succumbed While Receiving Treatment; MP Murunga’s Last Act to ‘Lover’ Before He Died & Ruto’s Allies Celebrate After Collection of BBI Signatures was Postponed

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Just a few months ago, flamboyant Nairobi governor Mike Sonko was the darling of the Jubilee government and a very close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

However, the latest insults Sonko is hurling towards the head of state and his government through tweets and Facebook posts, leave one wondering what went so wrong between the two leaders.

From using unprintable slurs against Uhuru’s government to vowing to deny funds to Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), the most popular county chief has without a doubt decided to burn the once seemingly unbreakable bridges between himself and the Head of State.

The embattled county chief went to the extent of claiming that NMS is an illegal and amorphous outfit that does not exist in the Constitution and alleging that he has even been the subject of impeachment threats and jail from State House operatives whenever he differs with “orders from above.”

This is despite he and NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi agreeing to work together at a function presided over by President Uhuru on August 12 for better service delivery to Nairobians.

Whether Sonko comes to his senses and decides to find an amicable solution instead of fighting with the NMS and hurling insults on social media to elicit emotions at the expense of services will be a matter of wait and see.

Meanwhile, do you think Sonko is justified to use insults to vent his frustrations?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Nakuru MCA Dies One Week After Another Succumbed While Receiving Treatment

Nakuru County Assembly roots for law to create SME loans fund – County Assembly Of Nakuru Official Website

Nakuru’s London Ward MCA, Sammy Karanja, has died.

Peter Palanga, the minority leader in the Nakuru County Assembly, told K24 Digital that Karanja succumbed to a disorder of the pancreas at 10pm on Wednesday, November 18.

The late administrator was receiving treatment at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital.

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MP Murunga Sent me Gas Cash Before he Died, Says ‘Lover’

Matungu MP Justus Murunga arrested – The Sun Weekly

A woman claiming to be Matungu MP Justus Murunga’s lover has said he sent her Sh1,300 for gas refill and Sh4,000 for upkeep two days before he died.

Agnes Wangui wants the courts to stop Murunga’s wives Christabel and Grace from burying him and her children allowed to take part in the funeral.

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Ruto’s Allies Celebrate After Collection of BBI Signatures was Postponed

Ruto's Allies Gun Blazing Following Ruai Land Saga, They Want Kenyatta Family to Return Public Land | Kenyan_Report

Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have celebrated after the collection of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) signatures which was set to be launched on Thursday, November 19, was postponed by the national secretariat.

The BBI secretariat co-chairpersons Junet Mohamed (Member of Parliament Suna East) and Dennis Waweru cited the late completion and publication of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 as their main reason for delaying the process.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday hosted his deputy William Ruto for a three-hour meeting at State House to reportedly discuss the ongoing BBI debate and how Ruto’s concerns can be accommodated before the process moves further. Do you think the DP will finally tone down his criticism on the divisive report after this meeting?

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