The puzzle involving a stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane en route to London from Nairobi in June this year continues to take twists and turns.
Every other interested party is coming out to dismiss an investigative report by British broadcaster Sky News that identified the Kenyan stowaway as Paul Manyasi. And as many are disowning the man at centre of they, in what is beginning to take the shape of a cover-up.
The father to the young man has dismissed the broadcaster’s findings saying his son, who he identified as “Cedric Shivonje”, is alive and in jail for a different crime.
“At this rate, I feel I am left with no other option but to sue the broadcaster because I know for a fact that my son is alive and kicking,” Isaac Shivonje told journalists on Wednesday.
However, what’s puzzling is that Isaac had appeared in the Sky News report confirming that the stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London in June was indeed his son, Paul Manyasi, who he said had been missing for some time.
Is someone trying to cover-up the issue to save face for government security at the airport? Is Paul Manyansa indeed Cedric Shivonje? Why would his family disown him just days after confirming this was their son? Was Paul (Cedric) used for some covert mission and dumped?
On Wednesday, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) also trashed Sky’s identification of the stowaway saying that the name did not feature on the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) staff register. There are other accounts of the guy being an undercover agent who may have been eliminated.
“KAA would like to issue the following clarification on the Sky News article issued today on the identity of the stowaway on flight KQ100 to London,” said KAA.
“All staff working at the airport require an access pass. The name Paul Manyasi does not appear in the Airport Pass Bio Metric Register,”
The Sky News report also identified Colnet, a cleaning company contracted by KAA as the stowaway’s employer. Sky News even went to the extent of tracking down his alleged lover and work colleague, Irene, who positively identified the stowaway as Paul Manyasi from an electronic sketch obtained from the British Metro Police shown to her by the investigative reporter.
But Colnet, too, has denied having ever employed anyone by the name Paul Manyasi since its inception.
“Colnet is aware of the incident by way of the fact that there were investigations carried out on the incident and the company has provided all its employee records and information to investigative authorities which confirm that there is no employee by the name Paul Manyasi. This fact can easily be ascertained by KAA,” reads Colnet’s statement.
In the report, the stowaway’s parents went by the surname Manyasi which they distanced themselves from in an interview with KTN on Wednesday claiming that their family name is Shivonje.
The pictures used by Sky News obtained from the stowaway’s facebook page under the name “Cedric Junior” was last updated on July 14, much later after the incident but the photos of “the two different individuals” are the same.
All these factors beg the question what is the real identity of the stowaway and who updated his Facebook profile after his death?
Kenyans are still coming to terms with how a “stranger” beat all security agencies at the airport and managed to hide in the wheel compartment of the aircraft.
Being a sensitive security issue, everyone associated in the matter is denying Paul Manyasi. But denying this man wasn’t an employee of the KAA is admitting the fact that KAA staff are not effective and vigilant enough.
The lengths that KAA has gone to distance itself from the stowaway shows that the authority is wary of the business implications of the case.
It is likely that other airlines and aviation industry players are closely monitoring the case with questions lingering on safety at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) which currently enjoys Category 1 status.
Last year, Kenya Airways was granted approval to operate direct flights from Nairobi to New York, a mishap of this magnitude could lead to suspicions that Kenya’s aviation security is not full-proof, a damning conclusion that could see JKIA’s security rating downgraded and privileges withdrawn.
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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