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Waititu Was Only Scared of God and Hot Porridge. He Ended Up Trembling Like a Leaf

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Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu broke two cardinal rules of Kenyan politics, but for some reason, he did it with reckless abandon, managing to simultaneously dismiss the political wishes of the occupant of the house on the hill, looting the coffers of the most populous county dry while maintaining his innocence in poorly constructed English and donning painfully oversize shirts.

Recently, Kenyans have come up with a phrase for describing the trajectory which the country’s political landscape is taking, Nobody Can Stop Reggae and on Wednesday evening, Lucky Dube’s spirit hovered over the Senate as legislators from the Kieleweke faction conspired to kick out Waititu despite last-ditch efforts by the beleaguered governor to summon his inner Orengo in an attempt to warn the legislators that tables may turn.

Waititu was not his confident self, he was at the mercy of cunning politicians. In fact, it would be accurate to suggest that his fate was already sealed before setting foot in the chambers.

Shortly after voting was concluded, Murang’a Senator, Irungu Kang’ata an unapologetic Kieleweke crusader who doubles up as majority chief whip could not hide his pleasure at how the events had unfolded. His fist was firmly in the air. He had been vocal in asking his colleagues to relegate Waititu to political oblivion .

Moments after that, the government printer had already started rolling and before midnight it was already gazetted that Waititu was no longer the Governor of Kiambu County.

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Kenyan politics AKA the animal farm.

Why and how did it all come tumbling for a man so confident in his Political CLOUT that he claimed he only fears God and HOT porridge??

While there are no doubts that Waititu had made Kiambu a cash cow, there is another plausible reason behind his impeachment. Corruption is just the official charge.

It is possible that Waititu was ejected for his unwavering support for Deputy President William Ruto’s bid for the presidency.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has kept asking politicians to keep off politicking those who have failed to toe the line have put themselves on the firing line, even more so those from the Mt Kenya region.

Should Waititu, aware of the skeletons in his closet, have kept away from heavy metal politics? Is this an important lesson for politicians that they should read the doyen’s mood before committing to a political decision? The most likely answer to those questions would be yes.

Graft

On Wednesday, the senators were asked to vote based on the charges which Waititu was facing.

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The governor’s first charge was gross violation of the Constitution, County Government Act, Public Finance Management Act, and Public Procurement and Disposal Act.

The second charge was a crime under the national law while the third charge was abuse of office and gross misconduct.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had recommended Waititu’s prosecution after it emerged that the governor had allegedly stolen funds from the county and channeled them to his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u and daughter Monica Njeri Ndung’u accounts. The daughter was later acquitted after it was established that “she was unaware of the theft plot”.

According to authorities, Waititu’s kin had done business with the county since he ascended to office in 2017 and by December 2019 close to Ksh19 million had been transferred to their accounts.

But more was to come. It would be later revealed that the Senate was investigating the governor over Ksh2.1 billion audit queries in Kiambu. He denied any wrongdoing.

But what cooked the governor’s goose was failing to share the loot, had Waititu roped in the MCAs who sent him packing in the first place. It is very likely wouldn’t have found himself in this mess. Had he also roped in some senators he also wouldn’t be here.

Kenyan politicians are known to let ‘the generous’ off the hook had he sang to the tune. He would still be at the corner office in Kiambu.

Now he has to deal with the judges.

Ruto

Then there is the Deputy President William Ruto factor.

Waititu, like many other politicians from Mt Kenya, had defied President Kenyatta and pledged his support to DP Ruto.

When the Senate came for his head over the audit queries, DP Ruto was the first person to leap to his defense.

“Do not get worried about the audit query on South Sudan and former Presidents since we will answer that. Just answer queries touching on Kiambu, which you will be asked by the residents and other people” said Ruto in reference to claims that Waititu had used county funds to bankroll State House operations.

The chickens have finally come home to roost and the indomitable politician has been burnt with hot porridge.

Kenyan politicians should take notes.

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Singer speaks after attacking lover at WCB signee Zuchu’s star-studded concert

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Controversial singer Gigy Money turned WCB signee Zuchu’s concert into a fight club, hurling shoes at her lover.

On 18 July, there was fanfare at the Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam as WCB signee Zuchu held a thanksgiving concert months after her debut EP, I Am Zuchu. The event dubbed ‘Ahsante Nashukuru’ mainly featured performances by artistes from the WCB stable and attracted the whos-who in the Tanzanian entertainment and political scenes. 

READ ALSO: I’m not behind Diamond, Tanasha split- WCB’s Zuchu sets record straight

However, singer Gigy Money who also performed made the headlines for the wrong reasons after getting into a scuffle with her lover during the much-publicised concert.

READ ALSO: I was bewitched by a friend – Gigy Money

Peaceful arrival, later chaos

Moments earlier, Gigy and her Nigerian man were seen arriving arm in arm at the event whose highlight featured Zuchu receiving a brand new car from WCB head honcho Diamond Platnumz. Donning matching outfits, the couple was spotted on the red carpet as the paparazzi scrambled to capture the moment.  However, all hell breaks loose later and viral videos depict the visibly angered Nigerian arguing with a bouncer at the entrance. After a tense confrontation, Gigy’s man is seen being led by the screaming bouncer towards the exit. Shortly after, a similarly irritated Gigy emerges and follows the pair.

“Gigy! Wewe Gigy wewe!” a woman in the background is heard dissuading the singer from pursuing them but the singer pays no heed and heads for the pair.

“You want to beat me?” the boyfriend is heard asking an approaching Gigy as the bouncer acts as a barrier between them. The bouncer manages to steer the incensed man towards the exit as Gigy follows behind, hurling obscenities.

READ ALSO: I will get a baby with your eldest son – Gigy Money warns Zari

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At some point, a barefoot Gigy turns into a sprint before throwing one of her shoes which hits the man who then responds with an insult. Another bouncer finally intervenes and the two are separated. Gigy then asks for her vehicle so she can head home before warning the press against sharing videos of the incident.

Addresses incident

Though the cause of their tiff is still unknown Gigy later made reference to the shocking incident in a social media post, hinting that alcohol had a part to play in the fracas.  In another post, Gigy shared a photo alongside her estranged lover writing: “My mad man looked handsome before his demons arose and mine arose too.”

‘Running over Ali Kiba’

Gigy is not new controversy and recently said she’d run over her ex, singer Ali Kiba for breaking her heart.

“I will knock all of them down, I mean I will kill them. In fact, I will flatten them like chapatis. The first person I will knock down and kill is Ali Kiba.  Actually, I don’t need a weak car, I need a Fuso so that when I knock him down I will be sure he doesn’t survive,” Gigy told Ayo TV.

READ ALSO: Gigy Money under fire for dirty-dancing with married singer

Dating Kiba brothers

Gigy had in the past admitted to dating both Ali Kiba and his younger brother, Abdu Kiba. She solely laid the blame on Chekecha singer for pursuing her despite knowing that she’d been with his younger brother. Abdu expressed being heartbroken after learning the two had a fling, prompting him to marry.

“I was very hurt on hearing that Ali was dating Gigy Money because I dated her first before she became famous. But it’s alleged that Ali didn’t know. It hurt me for a while till when I married,” said Abdu.

 

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Why Jahmby Kokai is happy her TV anchor dream never came true

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Jahmby Koikai is glad her dream of being a TV anchor never came true.

Popular media personality Jahmby Koikai narrated how her first attempt at auditioning as a TV host backfired and she was sent home on the first day of the audition. Reliving her prime days, Jahmby narrated how she was determined to follow her dream of becoming a news anchor after completing her degree.

“There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro FM. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it.

“Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu?” she posed.

READ ALSO: Jahmby Koikai back in Kenya after a year of treatment abroad

According to the endometriosis survivor, she went ahead to audition for the position despite the warning and was the first contestant to be sent packing.

“So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said some of us have to go home.

“My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news,” she narrated.

READ ALSO: Why I’m walking around with a mask- Jahmby Koikai

Second audition

Later, Jahmby auditioned for another TV opportunity only to miss out as well.

“Then came another opportunity over 10 years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. I didn’t get the job.”

However, due to endometriosis, Jahmby was forced to put her dreams on hold and concentrate on getting better. According to her, it is as though God had better plans for her and is grateful to not have gotten the jobs.

“I battled severe endometriosis in silence for over 19 years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilized all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant.”

 

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There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro Fm. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it. Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu? Nikasema zi. So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said, some of us have to go home. My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news. Then came another opportunity over 10years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. As you see in this pic, I got my hair done at Ralph’s Hair Salon, new suit etc. I didn’t get the job. After KBC, I never got to anchor the news again. I’m grateful I did not get the job even though I felt dejected at the time. I battled severe Endometriosis in silence for over 19years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilised all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant. There are many people like me who are bound by chronic illness and cannot do the things they love. I share your pain. But there’s hope. I’m grateful to God for His reminder that He will restore to you all the years that the locusts have eaten. Also Jer 29:11

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