Deputy President William Ruto talks to Emmanuel Omalla at Kenyatta National Hospital, days after the terror attack on Riverside Drive. PHOTO | DPPS
Deputy President William Ruto’s promise to Riverside attack survivors when he went to visit them at Kenyatta National Hospital was never honored.
The survivors are now struggling to offset huge hospital bills after falling victims to a a terror attack that left 21 people dead. The attack was claimed by Al-Shabaab.
One of the survivors who spoke to Citizen TV detailed how he was detained at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for days after discharge until he paid some small deposit and signed a deal to pay Sh3, 000 every month.
Emmanuel Omalla was among the first survivors to be rescued at the scene of the attack on January 15. He was rushed to KNH where he was hospitalised.
DP Ruto visited the survivors at the hospital two days later and promised that the government would offset their medical bills.
“Nilipigwa risasi mingi, zingine kwa mgongo, zingine kwa kiuno, ingine kwa mguu. Nilikuwa nimelala hapo chini kitu twenty minutes ndio nikaona hao maaskari wakikuja wakiwa wamechanganyikana na wazungu ndio wakauliza is there anyone who is alive tumsaidie, ndio mimi nikajikokota pole pole nikainua mikono ndio wakanishika wakanitoa nje,” Omalla narrated.
He was taken to KNH where he underwent surgery and was treated.
“Nilikaa kitu two days kama sijakosea ndio Deputy President akakuja akasema serikali itatushughulikia halafu the next day madam Cicily Kariuki CS wa health na madam Amina Mohamed wakakuja pia wakasema watatushughulikia,” Omalla said.
The 21-year-old delivery man was left with a Sh100, 000 medical bill after treatment.
The hospital has said the government has not paid the bill of the victims because the attack was not declared a national disaster.
Omalla said he paid a deposit of Sh15, 000, then signed a deal to clear the remaining Sh85, 000 over a period of two years and four months. He will be paying Sh3,000 monthly installments.
After Omalla’s story was aired, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja called in to say that he would be clearing the Sh85, 000 at KHN first thing Monday morning.
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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