MPs Deaths & Other 5 Stories That Made Headlines This Week

How has the week been dear readers?

This week saw two sitting Members of Parliament pass on. Their untimely deaths remind us that at the end of it all, regardless of our status in society, we are all immortal.

Therefore, it is important to live life to the fullest if you can and do whatever you can so that when the proverbial messiah comes for all of us, we bow out with respect.

Political dramas were also at play during the burial of veteran Kisii politician and business mogul Simeone Nyachae after leaders allied to the Deputy President Wiliam Ruto were arrested.

And high octane politics continue to dominate Kenyan politics, supporters of the BBI are having an easy time counting counties that are dancing to their reggae.

At the end of it all, Kenyans must remember politics is about the interests of politicians, not their own, no matter what is presented to them in the guise of empowerment or anything else.

As another week begins, political drama, BBI and 2022 succession remain major events that will hit headlines,

That aside here out top stories of the week:

Ruto Misses Cabinet Meeting, Says He Wasn’t Invited

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

Deputy President William Ruto was Thursday locked out of a key Executive meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Jubilee divorce gets acrimonious.

But the DP said he only skipped the meeting because he was not invited.

At the high table next to the President sat Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i—seen as ‘Uhuru’s Mr Fix It’. Matiang’i chairs the powerful National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.

Tension In Cabinet As Another Cabinet Reshuffle Looms

Deputy President William Ruto

Barely two days after President Uhuru Kenyatta made changes in his cabinet involving CASs and PSs, details have emerged on the probability of the Head of State making another change, this time, on Cabinet Secretaries.

Reports say a good number of Cabinet Members are set to be kicked out soon with the recent changes being a precursor of the sacking of the big fish.

According to a report by the Standard, a reliable source privy to the changes say there is high tension as allies of Deputy President William Ruto in the cabinet are on the verge of being axed.

Osoro, Maangi Arrest at Nyachae Burial

MP Osoro being arrested by police.

Police in Kisii arrested Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro before the burial ceremony of veteran politician Simeon Nyachae began at Gusii Stadium.

Maangi was arrested at Kisii High School on Monday morning as he waited to welcome Deputy President William Ruto while Osoro, also a vocal DP Ruto, was picked from the funeral after being lured out.

The two leaders were, however, released without being charged and they threatened to take legal action against the state.

Senator Haji, 80, Dies

Mohamed Yusuf Haji

Garissa Senator and Chair of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Taskforce Yusuf Haji died.

Haji, 80, died at the Aga Khan University Hospital on Monday morning.

He was buried on the same day around 4 PM at Lang’ata Cemetery in accordance with Muslim customs.

Another MP Dies

Late Bnchari MP John Oroo.

Bonchari MP John Oroo lost his life this week.

The MP died at Kisumu’s Aga Khan Hospital on Monday evening after a long illness. The legislator was admitted to one of the private hospitals in Kisumu town weeks before he was transferred to Aga Khan Hospital.

Mid last year, Oroo suffered a mild stroke and was admitted to the same hospital. He was later referred to Nairobi.

Omosh Finally Helped

Former Tahidi High Actor in the first interview that provoked Kenyans to help him

Last week, the comedy actor went public about his predicament revealing he was out of work, out of money and needed help.

In an update on his socials on Sunday, Jalas revealed that his friends in high places had already raised over Sh1 million shillings.

In addition to cash amounting to Sh1, 050, 000, the donations also included household items, shopping vouchers, and more. The father of five has also received a free 40×80 plot plus 50 bags of cement courtesy of ZeroHero properties.

Mukhisa Kituyi Declares 2022 Presidential Bid

UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi during a previous address. He has announced that he will formally step down from his role on February 15, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY

Immediate Former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development secretary-general Mukhisa Kituyi has announced his presidential ambitions in the next general election.

Mukhisa arrived back in the country on Sunday joining faithfuls at Makadara Friends church in Eastlands Nairobi for a Thanksgiving service.

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