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We have picked for you the Top 10 stories making the headlines on this day, 9th October 2021.
MP And Husband Disagree Over DP Ruto’s Visit
Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko and her husband Kishanto Ole Suuji traded barbs yesterday after the head of the family tried to block Deputy President William Ruto from their matrimonial home in Iloprosat.
Suji, who is a commissioner with the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA), claimed that the DP and the Tangatanga brigade were invited to his home without his permission.
He unsuccessfully tried to have the political meeting disrupted.
For her part, Tobiko told to the husband, stating that she did not have to seek consent from him. The lawmaker defected to UDA from Jubilee and declared her gubernatorial candidature.
Raila: I Will Decide to Contest or Not at The End of October
ODM leader Raila Odinga has said he will decide whether to make a fifth stab at the presidency once he reviews the number of registered voters in his strongholds.
Urging his supporters to come out in large numbers and register this month when the electoral commission is carrying out the exercise, the former Prime Minister said he cannot enter the State House race if the figures are not favouring him.
“I have said I will not make my decision to run for the presidency at the end of the month. But my supporters should arm themselves with voters’ cards,” he said in Vihiga County.
Wanjigi Takes Vote Hunt in Meru as He Rattles ODM
As ODM presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi takes his vote in Meru tomorrow, the Orange party has accused him of failing to adhere to the outfit’s constitution.
ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna has summoned all county officials ostensibly to warn them against participating in the billionaire’s events.
The party’s National Elections Board (NEB) has also dismissed Wanjigi’s claims that he cannot access the members’ register.
Professor Accused of Killing Wife Breaks Silence
A lecturer at Strathmore University has narrated how his wife died on January 1 2018 and the accusations he faced thereafter.
Prof Fredrick Ogolla explained that on New Year Eve his late wife Rebecca Gombe fell at the edge of their bed when they were having an intimate moment. Ogolla thought she was playing and left the house to attend to another engagement in town.
He later communicated to the house help who informed him that Gombe was unconscious. He rushed home at took her to the Aga Khan Hospital where tests were done and it was established that she had blood clots in the heart and brain as well as fluid in the lungs. She experienced three rounds of cardiac arrest before breathing her last.
Although the hospital indicated that she died from a natural cause, he was arrested, arraigned and the news was all over that he is a killer. Luckily, the postmortem revealed that had no physical injury to show that he was battered and that’s how the court released him.
News Anchor Badi Muhsin is Dead
There was sadness and shock across the country at the news that legendary news anchor Badi Muhsin passed away after a short illness yesterday afternoon.
According to his family, the veteran KBC news anchor fell ill shortly after taking his lunch. He decided to take a rest, but never woke up. He was in Mombasa to record a show that was to air today during his 7 pm bulletin.
The 62-year-old is survived by a wife and two sons.
His body will be flown to Nairobi today for burial according to Islamic traditions.
Kenya Withdraws From Maritime Case With Somalia
Kenya has pulled out of a case in which Somalia is accusing her of stealing a big portion of its waters and land.
Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau said Nairobi withdrew after establishing judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) are biased.
He said Kenya will not respect the ruling if it is made against her.
CS Macharia Appoints New KeNHA Boss
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia is one the spotlight once again after picking his tribesman to be the new director-general of the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA).
In a statement, Macharia said Kungu Ndungu is the new KeNHA boss, noting that he was selected following a competitive process.
“I’m confident that he will continue building organisational capacities, accountability, and successful business delivery at the authority,” he said.
The CS has been accused of favouring people from his community in key appointments.
Are Big Consumers Underpaying For Electricity?
Kenya Power has been under scrutiny for some time now, with Kenyans accusing it of overcharging for electricity.
Now questions have been raised on whether some of the big consumers have been underpaying for services.
Recently, the utility company investigated Devki factories, which are owned by billionaire Narendra Raval, after it emerged that the plants were paying less for power as compared to their equivalents. The Kenya Power had noted there were small plants that were even paying more.
Surprisingly, it was established that Devki’s companies do not engage in electricity theft. However, it could not be explained how the factories pay less.
Experts Project Peak of New Covid-19 Wave Next Month
Health experts are now predicting a fifth wave of the coronavirus will get to its peak in November.
According to projections, the wave will be dire, and more than 3,000 Kenyans could die if proper measures are not put in place.
The experts noted that vaccine uptake will determine whether the peak will mild or severe.