5 Hot Stories That Made The Headlines This Week

Can you believe we only have three days to December? It feels like we moved from November 1 to November 30 in a week.

Sadly, there is nothing much to look forward to in December, what with the pandemic and all.

Normally, the mood would be pregnant with anticipation of Christmas and New Year festivities, but everything has been turned upside down this year.

Here are some of the events and stories that helped us close off the month of November:

Collection of BBI signatures launched

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) train officially started its referendum journey on Wednesday when President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga launched collection of approval signatures.

Kenyans, in their normal trolling fashion, took to the BBI website to make fun of the initiative by making funny writings and drawings on the online forms, and rumour has it that as long as it is a mark, it is a signature!

Amendments finally accommodated in BBI report

DP William Ruto

There has been a lot of talk on lack of inclusivity in the BBI report, but that seems to have been corrected in the final version of the report.

The amendments and dropping of controversial clauses such as the restructuring of the IEBC and the establishment of a police council, among others touching on Parliament and counties, sparked talk of Raila being short-changed, but he later asserted that he was well aware of what the final report entailed.

Surprisingly, the anti-BBI faction led by Deputy President William Ruto now seems to be singing to Raila’s reggae tune. Who is fooling who?

The fall of Argentina’s football giant

Diego Maradona

This week marked the end to the life of football legend Diego Maradona.

The multiple-time World Cup winner passed away after suffering a heart attack, barely two weeks after undergoing brain surgery.

Maradona fell out of glory when he started using drugs, cocaine being his favourite, and had been in and out of rehabilitation in the years leading up to his untimely death.

Eric Omondi’s controversial sense of humour

Eric Omondi vs Ezekiel Mutua

Former Churchill Show comedian Eric Omondi gave social media several talking points over the course of the week.

For starters, he launched his muscular look, a move that didn’t auger well with a section of netizens. This is because he went as far as posing in just an underwear to show off his new guns and six-pack, oblivious to the fact that his audience includes minors.

He also launched his new studio and started a social media challenge in the search for his future wife. Omondi later got into a tiff with the boss of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), Ezekiel Mutua, who called him out for his obscene social media displays.

In response, Omondi told Mutua off, accusing him of using his name for publicity and ripping off the youth via the KFCB.

Keeping up with the Bahatis

Bahati and Diana Marua

Musician Bahati and his wife Diana Marua are the current talk of the town after the latter unfollowed her hubby on Instagram and deleted all their photos together.

It is not clear yet whether there really is trouble in paradise, or it is a clout chasing stunt, but tea master Edgar Obare on Friday suggested that Bahati had been unfaithful to Diana.

Interestingly, the couple’s BFFs, Weezdom and Mylie Stacie have also unfollowed one another and deleted some of their photos together. What is cooking?

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