Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO Stanley Kamau (right) is joined by of Mps in singing a praise and worship song during his 50th birthday thanks giving ceremony. PHOTO | MARTIN MWAURA
There is growing political unease in Central Kenya over the upcoming census with leaders intensifying a campaign to encourage residents living outside the region to return home for the count.
The vital exercise will have a hand in the proposed changes to the revenue allocation formula that prioritises service delivery as well as in the upcoming electoral boundaries review exercise.
This has caused sleepless nights for politicians, who are keen not to lose resources and clout.
Recently, a section of leaders from the region led by Maina Kamanda resolved to mobilise residents for the census to ensure that the boundary review should not disadvantage the region by reducing the number of electoral units such as county, constituency or ward.
On Saturday, Nyandarua Women Representative Faith Gitau and her Murang’a counterpart Wanjiru Chege revived the debate by urging residents who live in Nairobi to return to their villages for the census, but received a backlash from Starehe MP Charles Njagua.
Speaking during a birthday party of anti-jigger crusader Stanley Kamau, Ms Gitau said that, should residents who live outside their rural counties return home for the census, they will greatly contribute to increased allocation of resources.
She claimed that the region has been allocated meagre resources because constituents abandoned their homes affecting its population size, which determines revenue allocation.
“Some regions ferry their people back home during census and this makes them benefit from huge allocation despite having fewer people than Central,” said Ms Gitau.
Ms Chege said that people should go back to their places of origin for counting.
“Even Jesus Christ and his parents had to go back to their home of origin for counting and this process should not be misconstrued with voter registration,” Ms Chege said.
The sentiments did not augur well with Mr Njagua who accused the MPs of trying to incite residents of Nairobi to deplete the city’s population.
INVESTED IN CITY
He said a considerable number of people who live in Nairobi came from central region and have invested heavily in the city where they should be counted “to safeguard and protect their wealth and property”.
“I vehemently oppose the idea of urging people originally from Central to leave Nairobi and go to their villages for census. This will affect their interests back in the city,” he said.
Mathioya MP Peter Kimari supported Ms Chege and Ms Gitau’s sentiments.
The calls come days after leaders in Laikipia urged residents working outside the county to return home during the census.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said that, during the 2009 exercise, most counties were short-changed as thousands of residents were counted outside their homes.
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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