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Police to prefer assault charges against Governor Sonko

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The National Police service now says that they will prefer assault charges against embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, who was arrested Friday over corruption allegations.

In a statement to the media, the Director of Corporate Communications in the National Police Service Charles Owino said the Governor will be charged with assault after he allegedly assaulted a senior police officer during his dramatic arrest at Voi, in Taita Taveta.

“Consequent to these acts of lawlessness against lawful police action, the police will prefer assault and other related charges against the governor,” read the statement.

“During the arrest, he became abusive, unruly and violent in an attempt to resist hence obstructing police officers from the lawful execution of their duties.”

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“In the process, he assaulted and injured the senior police officer leading the team and damaged media equipment,” said Charles Owino.

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The National Police Service said the Governor will face more charges for being abusive, violent and unruly in an attempt to resist arrest thus obstructing police officers from executing their duty.

The National Police further assured the public that the case against Governor Sonko will be processed in accordance with the law and urged Kenyans to remain calm and not be intimidated by social media messages in circulation.

Sonko was dramatically arrested at Ndii area in Voi sub-county along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway while on his way to Mombasa.

He was nabbed hours after an arrest warrant was issued against him by the office of Director of Public Prosecutions over misappropriation of Ksh 357 million.

Sonko is expected to arraigned in court on Monday after his efforts to secure an anticipatory bail flopped as the high court denied him bail claiming the Governor failed to satisfactorily prove that his constitutional rights have been infringed.

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ICT Ministry seeks more funds to improve service delivery

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The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs now wants more resources so as to discharge its mandate effectively.

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Ministry’s top officials including heads of Parastatals and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGA) on Monday met the Parliamentary Committee on Communication, Information and Innovation on a three-day retreat to deliberate on the Ministry’s budget estimates for the financial year 2021/2022.

During the meeting in Mombasa, Committee Chairman William Kisang acknowledged that the ICT Ministry plays a crucial role in various sectors of the economy in the Country.

Kisang said the Ministry needs to be adequately funded to help in the Country’s economic growth and improve Government services through enhancement of technology.

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Kisang singled out the National Optic Fibre Backbone (NOFB) project which has improved communication through connectivity in all the 47 counties.

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He said through the improvement of the digital platforms, the Government services have significantly improved its services and has also transformed operations in public offices.

He said the ICT Ministry remains key to the realization of the Big Four Agenda of food security, affordable housing, and universal health care and manufacturing.

He advised the Ministry to move some of its departments, SAGA and Parastatals to Konza Smart City so as to save huge financial resources that were being spent on rent in commercial buildings.

Among the top Ministry officials who were present included ICT and Innovation Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng, his counterpart in the State Department for Telecommunication and Broadcasting Esther Koimett.

Others were KBC Managing Director Naim Bilal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kenya Film Classification Board Ezekiel Mutua and Government Spokesperson Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna.

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GSMA recognises Safaricom for ‘outstanding contribution to the mobile industry’

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The GSM Association (GSMA) has presented the “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” to Safaricom PLC. The Award recognizes exceptional achievement in the mobile industry by an individual or organization that shape the global mobile sector.

The GSMA is an association of global mobile operators, and the organization’s Head of Africa Wale Goodluck was in Nairobi to present the awards to Safaricom.

“Our Transforming Lives purpose has driven our business over the last 20 years, and we appreciate that this is one of the factors that has contributed to this prestigious award. This recognition would not have been possible without our members of staff, who work every minute to ensure that our network delivers solutions to meet our customer’s needs. We are constantly innovating and finding new ways to enhance our customers’ experiences through products, services and solutions that are relevant to them,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

“The award celebrates Safaricom for being a pioneer in digital innovation. The industry recognizes the contribution that Safaricom has had in the country. Revolutionizing Kenya’s economy via M-PESA and leveraging the power of mobile phone to impact lives positively in health, agriculture and education sectors,” said Mr. Goodluck.

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Safaricom has been driving the growth and improvement of the mobile industry through continuous efforts to creatively innovate and align all aspects of our lives with technology. The recent launch of trials for 5G services and continuous improvements of the M-PESA platform are some of the avenues it is exploring as part of this digital revolution.

The prestigious award honours an individual or organisational achievements for technology advancements that are shaping the mobile sector. As one of the pioneer organisations bringing mobile money to the unbanked of East Africa and fostering a commercial environment aimed at championing a generation of new and exciting entrepreneurs, GSMA said it believes Safaricom was the uncontested winner for the year 2020. In particular, the award also recognised the tremendous impact of former CEO Bob Collymore on the industry at a global level.

“Mobile connectivity is changing lives across Africa. It is transforming and uplifting lives in multiple ways ranging from communication to health and education to agriculture and financial services. These innovations have created a significant multiplier effect in the economies where mobile connectivity is taking root across Sub-Saharan Africa. It is our duty to ensure mobile connectivity hits its full potential for the benefit of our people,” said Mr. Ndegwa.

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Revisiting the Kenyan classic “Stella Wangu” – KBC

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It’s been 29 years and it still hurts

Every year on May 17th, Kenyans take to social media to share memes and jokes about Stella, the girl who betrayed Freshley Mwamburi.

The story, of course, is based on the original version of the song released in 1992 that immediately became a timeless classic. Although the song got a rendition last year, the message of the song remains the same. In the song, the singer Freshley Mwamburi, tells the story of his love for Stella and laments about her betrayal when she comes back home with a baby and a fiancé.

In true Kenyan fashion, Kenyans took to social media, to joke about it. Here are some of the best from Twitter.

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