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Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia claims he was rigged out of CJ job by ‘deep state’

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Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia has claimed that he was rigged out of the Chief Justice post. Ngatia made the comment after the Judicial Service Commission announced that it had nominated Court of Appeal judge Justice Martha Koome.

Four commissioners from Mt Kenya region reduced my scores yesterday afternoon after they were called by powerful people. Without that intervention, I was far ahead of all the other candidates,” Ngatia said.

The claim came out as ironical since Ngatia was considered a top contender on the basis of his strong qualifications, years of legal practice, the performance at his interview, and his links to the presidency.

Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia was the top lawyer of President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2013 and 2017 presidential election petitions. The claims was further exacerbated by the Law Society of Kenya Nelson Havi. During an interview at Citizen Tv, Mr. Havi wondered why the LSK representative to the JSC Macharia Munene could have awarded his senior in law, Ngatia 42 marks.

As LSK, we are concerned that our representative could award 42 marks to a distinguished legal practitioner who had applied for CJ. If the guy is the top lawyer, how could he be the bottom candidate for CJ?” he said.

In 2019, Ngatia was ranked the best lawyer in Kenya by Chambers and Partners,  an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions giving insight into the world’s leading lawyers.

Anlaysts have also claimed that the JSC’s unanimous decision was suspect, with claims that despite Justice Koome’s outstanding qualifications, her appointment was part of a larger ball game by the executive.

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Government reviews curfew hours in Kisumu and 12 other counties, restricts movement

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The government has reviewed COVID-19 containment measures in 13 counties within the Lake Basin region following a spike in the infection rate.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the dusk to dawn curfew shall begin at 7pm and end at 4am in the counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori.

This takes effect from Friday, June 18, 2021.

The CS said the 13 counties have been declared a COVID-19 hotspot zone after registering a positivity rate of 21% against a national average of 9%.

Movement in and out of the region will remain restricted unless for emergency and essential purposes.

“Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot Zone and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged,” reads the statement.

All forms of physical gatherings including at places of worship in the 13 counties have also been suspended for a period of 30 days.

It has further been ordered that all funerals and interment ceremonies within the Hotspot Zone  be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation
of death.

The attendees for funerals within the Hotspot Zone are capped to a maximum of 50 persons while only 30 people will be allowed to attend weddings and any other traditional ceremonies.

“That the attendees, officiators, and facilitators of weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events or ceremonies is maintained at 30 persons in total until further notice,” read the statement.

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OdiBets gifts UgaliMan a Car, Full Gym, and 5 million

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Charles, whose video was shared multiple times on social media last week, entertained netizens when he was captured tossing his ugali meal in the air before eating. Odongo, who is a fitness trainer by profession, stated that he has recorded more than 100 videos before.

Just a week after famous ugali man, Charles Odongo landed a lucrative deal with one of the betting companies in Kenya

Today Odibets has decided to surprise him with a car and full gym equipment after having a deal with him.

Odongo is just one among many who have used this method, whether by accident or by hard work, to stand out from the crowd and grasp opportunities.

Odibets has really emphasized supporting youths on various things likes Inua mama mboga, ODibets mtaani, and many more.

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Former Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo Is Dead

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Former Gem Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo has died. The former MP passed on Monday evening at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with illness.

The former law maker’s death comes only days after he lost his sister who is set to be buried on Saturday. He died while recieving treatment in a Nairobi Hospital according to information by the Orange Democratic Movement Director of Communications, Philip Etale. Etale made the announcement on his Twitter and asked Kenyans to pray for the family and friends of the politician.

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