The second month of the new year is almost over as quickly as it started.
February has been a time of mixed emotions in the country.
The past couple of days has seen the political fever in the country go up a notch with the BBI taking the spotlight.
With a new week approaching, these are the stories that summarise the happenings of the past seven days:
BBI Bill Surpasses Endorsement Mark
The country made history after the BBI bill was unanimously approved by the county assemblies.
Over 40 counties passed the bill to take it to the next stage which is the parliamentary one.
Reports had surfaced that the document would face opposition in the Mt Kenya region.
The situation was not to be as the central part of Kenya delivered on a crucial day.
If approved by the National Assembly, the brainchild of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Handshake will see it move to the Referendum stage.
Jowie Breaks up With His Girlfriend
Jowie Irungu made the headlines after details emerged that he had broken up with his girlfriend Elanor Musangi.
Elanor revealed that the relationship came to an end in December last year.
She explained that the murder suspect had changed a lot when the two were together,
The mother of one further noted that the whole marriage thing was a facade with the aim of helping Jowie remain in Nairobi.
Potential Police Recruit Collapses and Dies While Doing Pushups
A bizarre moment rocked the Kenya Police recruitment exercise in Webuye after a candidate passed away during the procedure.
The man identified as Dennis Wamukota collapsed and died while doing pushups.
Reports indicated that the 26-year-old had completed a 6km race, and was in the middle of the physical exercise when those close to him, noticed he wasn’t moving anymore.
Safaricom’s Weird 4444 Message Leaves Kenyans in Confusion
Safaricom caused panic among its customers after sending a weird message.
The message from the giant telco company that read ‘Text’, bore the 4444 number that was not familiar to their subscribers.
The strange occurrence sparked speculations among citizens with some claiming it was politically connected.
The service provider, however, gave clarity on the matter citing that it emanated from a system error.
Through an official apology letter, the firm assured Kenyans that the matter was being resolved.
Juja MP Dies
The country was hit with a sombre moment after the announcement of the death of Juja MP Francis Waititu.
The lawmaker died after a long battle with Cancer.
The demise of MP brought the tally to three of the leaders who had passed away in a span of two weeks.
The politician nicknamed ‘Wakapee’ had been diagnosed with the disease in 2017, a year after the death of his sister who succumbed to the same illness.
Video of Uhuru Taking an Evening Stroll Excites Kenyans
A special video on Uhuru caused ripples across social media.
Selina actor Pascal Tokodi left Kenyans with mixed emotions after he shared a film interacting with the President.
In the video, the Head of State was taking an evening walk without his security team when Tokodi bumped into him.
The talented artist, however, was blasted by netizens for asking Uhuru to watch the Kenyan soap instead of asking a meaningful question.
Gov’t Official and Family Brutally Murdered Along Jogoo Road
A female government official, her boyfriend and son were found murdered in a house along Jogoo road.
The police reported that the body of the lady identified as Charity Kemboi and her son were found in a pool of blood in the woman’s bedroom floor.
Additional information pointed out that the two had rosaries in their hands while the body of the man, was discovered in the bathroom with his hands tied to his back with electrical cables