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Kalonzo: Raila cannot be trusted, might refuse to leave power if elected

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Wiper party leader, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka has hit out at ODM lesder Raila Odinga saying that he cannot be trusted with the country’s presidency.

The former vice president said that Kenyans should be careful with Raila saying that he might not leave office if elected president.

“A leader who cannot keep his word is a great danger to the people he rules. Once elected, he may even refuse to leave office by changing the Constitution to become a life president,” the Wiper leader said.

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“How can Kenyans trust such a man to be their President? For a man who cannot keep his word while in opposition, how will he keep it while in power as President? Who will trust him?” Kalonzo asked.

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In what can be termed as a bitter among the Nasa chiefs, Kalonzo said the ODM leader should be called out as an unreliable coalition partner.

Terming Raila as an “extremely self-centered man who will get into power by hook or crook,” Kalonzo went on to add that there was no guarantee that Raila will not abandon President Uhuru Kenyatta and join the latter’s rivals before the 2022 polls.

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The Wiper leader further sensationally claimed that Raila negotiated a handshake with President Kenyatta to get trappings of power.

Kalonzo said Raila’s assertions that he wouldn’t endorse any of the Nasa chiefs arises from the ODM leader being frustrated after becoming isolated.

“Firing of blanks will not help to boost his dwindling political fortunes” the former VP said in the hard-hitting statement issued by his campaign secretariat.

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He further pointed out that the ODM leader’s political clout is coming to an end and that he won’t survive without the support of the regional kingpins – Kalonzo, Musalia Mudavadi, and Moses Wetangula.

“What has been escaping his mind, however, is the fact that his so-called national popularity has mainly been emanating from the goodwill and support of the regional kingpins who have been coalescing around him, believing he can be trusted,” the statement reads.

Kalonzo said Raila is to blame for the collapse of coalitions the ODM leader has crafted ahead of elections.

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He said the collapse of the NDP-Kanu coalition in 2001; the Pentagon of 2007; Cord, and now Nasa have taken similar fashions, saying the events have denied the ODM leader national support.

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The Wiper leader says the ODM leader seems blind to the waning support, adding that this will become clearer across the country ahead of the 2022 vote.

“The same can be said of the support he has been enjoying from other parts of the country, which is fostered by regional supremos, giving him that false sense of entitlement to Kenya’s vote basket.”

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Al Shabaab Suicide Bomber Kills Six At Somali Cafe In Baidoa

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Six civilians died and seven more were injured on Saturday when an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up outside a cafe in Somalia, police and witnesses said.

The attack happened in the central town of Baidoa, 250 kilometres (190 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu and police said the target was the regional governor, who was inside the cafe taking tea.

“A terrorist suicide bomber blew up himself at Suweys cafeteria and killed six people, he was targeting the governor Ali Wardheere but he survived the attack,” local police officer Mohamud Adan told AFP by phone.

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Uhuru contributes Ksh. 1 Million towards rugby icon Ayimba’s medical expenses

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IN SUMMARY:
– President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged Ksh. 1 million towards rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba’s medical expenses
– Senator Sakaja disclosed Uhuru’s contribution in a message posted on his Twitter account
– Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill
– Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006

President Uhuru Kenyatta through Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has contributed a sum of Ksh. 1 million towards the medical expenses of ailing rugby legend, Benjamin Ayimba.

On a Tweet posted on his Twitter handle, Senator Sakaja disclosed that the head of state had promised Ksh. 1 million that will go into Ayimba’s medical expenses.

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“Let’s keep at it #TurnUpforBenja. Thank you H.E Uhuru for the KES 1m. Kindly @RailaOdinga @WilliamsRuto @MusaliaMudavadi join in,” said Sakaja in the Tweet.

Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill and that his condition had drastically deteriorated. The union called on Kenyans to make their contributions via the Paybill number 8021673 with the name BENJAMIN OTIENO AYIMBA MEDICAL towards the rugby icon’s medical bills.

Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006. He went on to guide Kenya to her first ever World Series Cup Final in Adelaide, Australia losing 26-7 to South Africa.

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In 2011, he left the job under controversial circumstances after he openly opposed the fielding of Kenya’s main players at the Safaricom Sevens.

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Kirinyaga: Middle-aged man found dead inside a lodging in Ndia

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IN SUMMARY:
– The middle-aged man was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area, Kirinyaga
– Police are in pursuit of an unidentified woman who was in the company of the deceased
– His body was moved to Kutus Funeral home, Kutus

Police in Kirinyaga are investigating the death of a middle-aged man who was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area.

According to the lodging caretaker, the man  booked a room at around 1pm in the company of unidentified woman who latter went missing.

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The incident was confirmed by agio town’s Nyumba Kumi Chairman, Daniel Kangangi who is also a brother to the caretaker.

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The caretaker is my brother. When he called me I informed officers based at Kagio Police station,”  said Kangangi.

Police are now in pursuit of the unidentified woman asking people in the hotel business to ensure that they take details of their customers.

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The body has been moved to the Kutus Funeral home Kutus pending further investigations.

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