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Maraga preaches in Kisumu, calls for renewed fight against graft : The Standard

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Chief Justice David Maraga speaking during a church service at Victory SDA Church in Kisumu on September 21, 2019. [Collins Oduor, Standard]

Chief Justice David Maraga has said corruption is eating away a third of Kenya’s national budget every year and called for renewed efforts to help curb it.

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The CJ said graft was getting out of hand and challenged Christians to help fight the vice by re-examining their social values.
Delivering a sermon at the Victory SDA Church in Kisumu today, the CJ asked Kenyans to audit themselves to establish if they could be the stumbling block in the fight against corruption and other social evils.
He said in this year’s Sh1.3 trillion national budget, a third of the money will be pocketed by corruption cartels.
SEE ALSO :Judiciary plans to build 290 courts, says Maraga“I want you to re-examine yourself. Are you the stumbling block? Are you using opportunities given to you or the church in propagating social ills instead of making things better?” Maraga asked.
He asked Kenyans to re-look into their values and help make the country a better place to live and work in.
“We must not remain lukewarm as Christians. We must stand up to be counted. The Bible says you are either cold or warm. The Lord says if you are lukewarm, he will spit you out,” he said in a sermon on social values and commitment to Christianity.
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The Chief Justice downplayed recent squabbles that rocked the church, especially in Nairobi, saying the SDA Church remained strong and committed to preaching the Gospel.

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Thika Kisiiki village flood victims call on govt to relocate them

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Dozens face displacement by floods in Nakuru County

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Hundreds of flood victims of Kisiiki village on the shores of Athi River, Thika East Sub County have called for government intervention to fast-track their relocation to plots it gave them in 2017.

The call comes amid floods that have ravaged the area leaving them homeless.  Over sixty households have been displaced after Athi River burst its banks.

The allocation of the plots to the farmers and fishermen was disrupted after some people went to court blocking the process claiming ownership of the land.

They have since been forced to continue living in the area despite experiencing floods each rainy season.

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Thika East Deputy County Commissioner Thomas Sankei, however, refuted claims by the residents saying they refused to relocate despite the government setting aside some piece of land for the exercise.

He said the residents rely on the river water for irrigation and fishing, thus relocation would affect their livelihoods.

Thika West MP Patrick Wainaina promised to follow up the matter to its logical conclusion to ensure that all residents get some plots.

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Wavinya: Twitter account used to attack King Kaka not mine : The Standard

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Former Machakos Gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti has disowned a twitter account used to attack Rapper King Kaka over his new hit song Wajing Nyinyi. [File, Standard]
Former Machakos Gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti has dismissed reports doing round on social media that she has condemned Rapper King Kanga over his latest hit ‘Wajinga nyinyi’.

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Speaking to Standard Digital on phone, the former Kathiani MP disowned the Twitter handle Wavinya Ndeti Press team @WavinyPress that purported to have condemned the rapper over his new song.
Wavinya said she only has one twitter account @Wavinya_ Ndeti and urgied members of the public to ignore any other twitter account purpoting to be hers.
“I only have one twitter account which is known to everyone, it is not clear to me why some people are using my name to talk about things I don’t know,” she said.
SEE ALSO :Why it is important to fix Kenya’s sanitation problemsAccording to Wavinya, the fake account was being used by people out to ruin her good name for political reasons.
“I believe the account is operated by individuals who are out to ruin my reputation and so I distant myself from anything posted under the aforementioned handle. I have reported the issue for it to be brought down.”
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She said she was surprised when Kenyans started attacking her online over the tweet which purported to condemn King Kaka and the song yet she doesn’t know anything.
Wavinya also condemned a section of the media for falling for the fake tweets and attributing them to her.
“It is wrong for the media to use fake tweets to paint me in bad light. They should have contacted me before believing these fake tweets.”
Fiery Lawyer Miguna Miguna is among those who attacked Wavinya online after falling for the fake tweet.
Wavinya urged Kenyans to stop being abusive and instead learn to communicate with decorum even when expressing divergent opinions.
She accused some youths of being used by her political detractors to tarnish her name and vowed to protect her name through legal channels.
Wavinya who currently chairs the governing council Kenya Institute of Water said she has already reported the matter to the police to investigate the account in question.
“I want the police to get to the bottom of this account, because I am fearing my opponents could be using them to tarnish my name,” she added.
On the new King Kaka’s song, Wavinya said she is yet to listen to the said song and cannot elaborately comment on it.
“Unless you tell me about it, I only hear people talk about a hard-hitting song by King Kaka but I haven’t listened to it,” she said adding that police are on the matter.
She, however, said from the name of the song alone, she fears listening to it, adding that being abusive is not the best way to communicate to others.

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Former Machakos Gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti (pictured) has dismissed reports doing round on social media that she has condemned Rapper King Kanga over his latest hit ‘Wajinga nyinyi’.
Speaking to Standard Digital on phone, the former Kathiani MP disowned the Twitter handle Wavinya Ndeti Press team @WavinyPress that purported to have condemned the rapper over his new song.
Wavinya said she only has one twitter account @Wavinya_ Ndeti and urged members of the public to ignore any other twitter account purpoting to be hers.
SEE ALSO :Why it is important to fix Kenya’s sanitation problems“I only have one twitter account which is known to everyone, it is not clear to me why some people are using my name to talk about things I don’t know,” she said.
According to Wavinya, the fake account was being used by people out to ruin her good name for political reasons.
“I believe the account is operated by individuals who are out to ruin my reputation and so I distant myself from anything posted under the aforementioned handle. I have reported the matter to the police to take quick action.”
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She said she was surprised when Kenyans started attacking her online over the tweet which purported to condemn King Kaka and the song yet she doesn’t know anything.
Wavinya also condemned a section of the media for falling for the fake tweets and attributing them to her.
“It is wrong for the media to use fake tweets to paint me in bad light. They should have contacted me before believing these fake tweets.”
Fiery Lawyer Miguna Miguna is among those who attacked Wavinya online after falling for the fake tweet.
Wavinya urged Kenyans to stop being abusive and instead learn to communicate with decorum even when expressing divergent opinions.
She accused some youths of being used by her political detractors to tarnish her name and vowed to protect her name through legal channels.
Wavinya who currently chairs the governing council Kenya Institute of Water said she has already reported the matter to the police to investigate the account in question.
“I want the police to get to the bottom of this account, because I am fearing my opponents could be using them to tarnish my name,” she added.
On the new King Kaka’s song, Wavinya said she is yet to listen to the said song and cannot elaborately comment on it.
“Unless you tell me about it, I only hear people talk about a hard-hitting song by King Kaka but I haven’t listened to it,” she said adding that police are on the matter.
She, however, said from the name of the song alone, she fears listening to it, adding that being abusive is not the best way to communicate to others.
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King Kaka took the country by storm yesterday with his new song Wajinga Nyinyi (you are fools) calling out Kenyans for their hypocrisy.
Through a hard knuckle approach, he lays bare the corruption that has mauled all sectors of the economy, provoking some political leaders who responded fiercely through social media platforms.
He boldly says Kenya is being run by thieves, chiding Kenyans that they are yet again set to elect such politicians in 2022. “2022 already si mnajua nani ni prezzi, si mnajua Nyinyi voters ndio washenzi,” he sings.
He uploaded his performance in two versions on You Tube: a black and white video of the artist and sign language interpreter performing, and another is a lyrics video. By yesterday afternoon, the six minutes 47 seconds video on YouTube had more than 58,000 views while the lyrics version had 14,000.
The artist does not mince words as he devises a provocative technique to drive his point home, revealing the ugly skeleton structure of Kenya fractured by evil of corruption that has permeated all sectors.
Like Kenya’s national anthem, the spoken word poetic performance opens with a prayerful salutation to God whom he thanks for giving him life. It is followed by the gist of the performance where the artist pours his bitter heart out with disheartening observations about the failing leadership.
Cases of parody accounts being created under names of politicians have been on the rise in the recent past with nearly all politicians cmplaining of the vice.

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