A Week in a Minute: 7 Hot Stories That Made The Headlines This Week

The second last weekend of the month of November is upon us as we count 40 days to the end of the year.

The past couple of days have been full of surprises, drama, sorrow, and joy.

There are times things don’t work as anticipated and the last week has shown that just because that happens, it doesn’t mean you give up or it is the end of the road for the particular situation.

As we step into the unknown of the next seven days, these are the stories that captivated our minds in the past week:

Ruto’s Camp ‘Homeless’

Deputy President William Ruto’s brigade had a rough start to the week.

DP Ruto at a past meeting

Ruto’s camp was evicted from their Jubilee Asili offices after the owner allegedly stated that he was being intimidated by senior government officials.

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa noted that the team had to find a different place to temporarily conduct their work.

Full School Reopening Dates Announced

Education CS George Magoha finally put to rest the tension over when all children will go back to school.

Education CS George Magoha at a past function

Magoha stated that full learning would resume on January 4, 2021.

He noted that the second term of the new school calendar would stretch all the way to 19 March.

First Student Dies of Covid After Reopening of Schools

A form four candidate became the first student to succumb to Covid-19 a month after schools reopened.

Gra[phic demonstration of Covid-19
The student from Lureko Secondary school died after having Coronavirus related complications.

Things went from bad to worse after it was revealed that the parents of the deceased had also tested positive for the deadly disease.

Waiguru’s Looming Eviction from Her Posh Home

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru found herself in a pickle after she was threatened to be chased out of her Ksh 80 million house in Kitusuru.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru at a past meeting

The landlord to the place remarked that Waiguru had not offset rent arrears worth Ksh 44 million.

In a last-minute ditch, the county boss sought help from the court to block the eviction notice after she alleged that the home is hers.

The End of Kenya’s ID cards

ICT CS Joe Mucheru announced that the National Identification cards would be faced out by December 21, 2021.

Mucheru noted that the ID cards would be replaced by the New Huduma Namba cards.

Sample of a Huduma Namba Card

The soft-spoken leader articulated that the rollout for the new cards would commence from December 1, 2020.

BBI Signature Collection Postponed

ODM leader Raila Odinga suffered a temporary setback after the BBI signatures collection process was halted.

ODM leader Raila Odinga during a past meeting

The National Secretarite expressed that the decision to stop the exercise was attributed to the late finalization of the constitutional Amendment Bill 2022.

However, speculations arose after the decision by the body coincided with a three-hour meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto on the same day.

Magoha’s Aide Sexually Harasses a journalist

CS Magoha’s problems piled up after he found himself in the spotlight for a second week running.

Education CS George Magoha during a past meeting

The leader’s bodyguard was accused of sexually harassing a journalist while on an inspection tour in Kisumu County.

It was proclaimed the aide first manhandled a female journalist before grabbing Nation Media Group photojournalist Ondari Ogega’s private parts.


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