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Kenya: William Ruto Says Critics Only Out to Undermine Him

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Deputy President (DP) William on Sunday said he is banking on the support of the church to deliver on his campaign pledges.

In a veiled attack on the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga, Mr Ruto said he would not be shaken by the “lies and propaganda” being spread by opposition politicians who are out to undermine him politically.

“I have done a lot for churches across the country because I believe in promoting the work of God. But our competitors are troubled when I work closely with Christians because all they do is engage in telling stories and propaganda meant to cause divisions in the country,” said Dr Ruto.

The DP told opposition politicians to stop lecturing the Jubilee administration on how to govern.

A contingent of Western region lawmakers who accompanied Mr Ruto in his church visit said they would rally locals to support his 2022 presidential bid.

Among those who attended are: Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, MPs Benjamin Washialia (Mumias East), Mr Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Mr Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Mr John Walukhe (Sirisia), Mr Malulu Injendi (Malava), Mr Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) were present

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale also pledged to campaign for the DP.

The leaders also told off trade unionist Francis Atwoli after he claimed that Mr Ruto will not be in the 2022 presidential ballot.

“We don’t know who Mr Atwoli is speaking for since he represents workers whose numbers cannot be compared to the support the DP enjoys in western. He even decided to curse me because I support you (Ruto) but he should know his curse will not hold,” said Dr Khalwale.

Mr Barasa said the support enjoyed by Mr Ruto among MPs in western Keya and other parts of the country cannot be wished away.

“People think MPs who support the DP’s presidential bid in 2022 are doing so blindly. We are confident he will be the next president in 2022,” said Mr Barasa.

Kiambu Governor Waititu said the DP’s development track record speaks for itself.

“We in Kiambu have decided to back him based on that. We do not want to gamble by backing candidates who have nothing to offer,” said Mr Waititu.

Mr Ruto donated Sh5 million for a Sh180 million Salvation Army conference centre project.



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Police officer kills self, lover and barmaid in Likoni : The Standard

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A senior police officer in Likoni, Mombasa County killed himself after shooting dead his lover and a bar attendant following a disagreement.

Likoni Deputy Officer Commanding Station Joab Omondi is reported to have gunned down the two at a local bar in Mtongwe after a heated argument involving his girlfriend and the attendant on Thursday night.
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Police rescue 74 minors from filthy children’s home – Nairobi News

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have rescued 74 children and arrested a director of a children’s home that has been operating under pathetic conditions.

Ms Pauline Wambui, the director of Young Dream children’s home, has since been charged. DCI is now investigating whether the home had been registered.

The DCI said that they received the complaints from children officers in Juja and acted.

“Upon receiving complaint letters from children’s officers in #Juja on the pathetic env’t of children at the #YoungDream Children’s home,@DCI_Kenya Detectives acted swiftly &rescued 74children.The director of the home-Pauline Wambui-arrested & charged. Children well &in safe hands,” the DCI said.

Investigators said that they were also investigating to find out how the children left their original abode and joined the home.



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Kenya: More Trouble for Kenyans Who Fail to Get ‘Huduma Namba’

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The government will block SIM cards of people without Huduma Namba after the registration drive, Communications Authority of Kenya Director-General Francis Wangusi said Thursday.

The mass registration for the National Integrated Identity Management System (Niims), dubbed Huduma Namba, is expected to end on May 18th.

“We will ask service providers to shut down SIM cards of those who will not have acquired Huduma Namba,” Mr Wangusi said.

He added: “Those without SIM cards will not be able to purchase new ones without Huduma Namba.”

The digital listing programme was launched earlier this month by President Uhuru Kenyatta but the government was barred by the High Court from forcing Kenyans to register.

The High Court also barred the government from using the data to withhold any services or bar anyone from accessing public facilities.

In addition, the government cannot also share the collected information with international bodies.



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