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Senator Sakaja: Never been arrested, won’t be : The Standard

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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has dismissed reports indicating he was arrested alongside other revellers at City pub flouting Covid-19 regulations.
Sakaja dared those making the claims to show him any evidence that he was arrested and detained at Kilimani Police Station for allegedly partying during curfew hours on Saturday morning.
The senator said he was never arrested and will never be arrested for flouting the Ministry of Health’s regulations put in place to combat coronavirus.
SEE ALSO: Hospital births rise with reduced curfew hours
“The Senator Never been arrested. Won’t be. Show me an OB Number,” Sakaja tweeted on Saturday after reports that he had been arrested.
According to police reports, Sakaja and other unidentified people were found having a good time at around 1am at Ladies Longue along Denis Pritt Road in defiance of the curfew order.
 “Today at around 1am the Kilimani we received information that Ladies Lounge Bar along Denis Pritt Road was still operating, on visiting the said place, we found about 10 people at the premise among them Senator Sakaja,” read the report.
The senator was picked by officers led by Kilimani deputy police boss Adan Hassan after he defied police orders to leave the pub and threatened them with the transfer.
 “He was advised to leave but declined, forcing the officers on duty to call the regional orderly officer who too approached him in vain,” said the police report.
SEE ALSO: Caretaker held for hiding teens to party
Police also said Sakaja incited other people at the bar at the time the officers visited, telling them to stay put despite orders from the officers that they leave the pub, prompting the officers to act.
During the arrest, other revellers managed to escape.

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Miner: Lady Maureen was my wife, allow me to bury her: The Standard

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Ohangla musician Lady Maureen’s friends and family carry the coffin bearing her remains at Ojele Memorial Hospital mortuary in Migori County on July 17, 2020. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard]

A Migori man claiming to have been the late Ohangla singer Lady Maureen’s ex-husband has requested to be allowed to bury her remains.

The man, mineworker at Osiro Matanda in Nyatike sub-County and a resident of Masara in Sana west sub-county only identified as Jack told Standard Digital that he was married to the late artiste for about six years before they separated. 
Jack claimed the musician had requested him before their breakup to bury her if she dies before him, a promise he said he accepted and wants to be allowed to fulfil.
The man who works at Nyatike gold mines claims despite not paying dowry to Lady Maureen’s family, they both promised to bury each other depending on who died first.
“Achieng was my wife even though I had not taken dowry to the family, she requested me to bury her if she died first and promised to bury me if I passed on before her,” he said.
 He accused the family of rejecting his request to bury his ex-lover despite efforts to do so.
“I have approached them and requested to be allowed to bury her but the family have declined,” he said.
Jack, who was among mourners and fans who turned up in large numbers to view the body of Ohangla Queen at Ojele Memorial Hospital Mortuary said they met at Princess Jully band where both of them were band members.
“We married immediately when Maureen joined music and by then I was also a musician with the band,” he said.
Love promise
Jack said they went separate ways when Lady Maureen left Princess Jully’s band and joined Tony Nyandundo’s band where she honed her Ohangla music skills.
“After six years of love, we separated and she joined Tonny Nyadundo’s band where she learned how to play Ohangla,” Said Jack
He is pleading with Lady Maureen’s family to be allowed to fulfil a love promise made many years back
“I was willing to bury Lady Maureen to fulfil the love promise we made to each other being my first lover, but they have rejected the offer.”
Charles Ochieng brother and the family spokesperson to the late Lady Maureen refuted the claims, saying many people have requested for the same over the phone, but nobody has actualised their request.
“Those are lies being peddled out there, many people are calling us with a similar request, but they have not come here to discuss the same, so we will not listen to rumours,” said Ochieng.
Lady Maureen’s body will be transferred from Ojele Memorial Hospital mortuary to Kopanga village earlier today for burial.
The songstress passed on at on July 11 in Uriri, Migori where she was recuperating after she was discharged from hospital.

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Kenya: 20 Specialized Cuban Doctors to Support Pandemic Fight At Kutrrh

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Nairobi — The COVID-19 fight in the country received a major boost on Friday after the government announced the arrival of 20 specialized Cuban doctors to support ongoing efforts to combat the pandemic.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the doctors who are specializing in internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, renal and pediatrics will be based at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH).

“With the COVID-19 cases rising, these specialized doctors will go a long way in supporting our doctors in managing the disease and also in exchanging of skilled development,” he said.

Kagwe revealed that the doctors are from the Brigade of Henry Reeve, a contingent of doctors specialized in Disaster Situations and Epidemics.

He credited President Uhuru Kenyatta for facilitating the coming of the doctors in the country to help in the fight against virus whose infection rate continues to peak.

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He revealed that President Kenyatta personally made a phone call to his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel to bring in the doctors who will offer their services in the country for a period of three months with a possible extension for another three.

“We are really grateful for that gesture from the Cuban government,” he said.

Kenya is a long-standing partner of Cuba in the filed of medicine ostensibly in facilitating training of her doctors in Cuba.

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Papa Shirandula is dead – Nairobi News

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TV star Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula has taken his final bow, his family has confirmed.

The actor gained fame from his Thursday night comedy series on Citizen TV, Papa Shirandula.

He died at the Karen Hospital. The cause of his death remains unknown.

The 58-year-old and the firstborn in a family of four was a multiple award-winning actor who scooped the Kalasha Award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ in 2010.

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