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Uhuru and Raila to meet governors in a bid to drum support for BBI

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM boss, Raila Odinga are set to have a sit down with governors in a bid to drum up support for the BBI draft document.

The meeting that organized by the council of Governors comes barely two weeks after the two principals met over 300 legislators to drum up support for the document.

“Governors will be at the centre of implementation of this BBI document and therefore we have to sit down with the principals and deliberate on the report and have a common stand on the implementation journey,” Governor Wycliffe Oparanya told the Nation.

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The meeting that will be held in Naivasha comes amidst growing rebellion towards the document by politicians, church leaders and other groups who wants certain issues addressed in the document.

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Close allies of deputy president, William Ruto have continuously dismissed the report citing that it did not address contagious issues touching on the Mwanachi.

“If certain quarters feel their proposals in the BBI report were ignored, then people will seek redress in courts,” Belgut MP Nelson Koech, an ally of the DP, told the Nation.

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Cherang’any MP Joshua Kuttuny, who is President Kenyatta’s political ally, dismissed calls for further review of the document, saying it is impossible to have a consensus on matters that have been discussed over the past three years.

“Since the report was launched at Bomas last year, the President gave more time for consultations and put up the BBI steering committee to get more views from Kenyans. We should not sympathise with people who are just out to oppose the BBI process yet they had an opportunity to give their views, but they squandered the chance,” Mr Kuttuny said.

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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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