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Ray MacDonnell dead: All My Children star dies aged 93 from natural causes

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Ray was one of the original actors cast in 1970 on All My Children as Dr. Joe Martin and he worked on the series until it moved its production from New York to LA in 2009.

He then made several guest appearances the following year alongside his on-screen wife, then played by Lee Meriwether, and starred in the final episode when the series wrapped.

In 2013 the show was revived as a web series with and Ray agreeing to take part in a few episodes.

However, the revival was short-lived and only aired between February and April 2013.

In 2004, Ray was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys.

One penned: “I was so happy to see him appear on the Prospect Park revival, sharp as ever. He was always a thoughtful and reliable performer, no matter the material. So sorry to hear he has passed.”

More echoed: “RIP Ray McDonnell. A true gael and a gentleman” and “So sad to hear of RayMcDonnell’s passing. Such wonderful memories of him as Dr. Joe Martin on All My Children. Sending prayers to his family and loved ones. Rest with the angels.

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Nakuru Transitions From Municipality To Kenya’s Fourth City

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On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta conferred city status on Nakuru town making it Kenya’s fourth city after Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.

The award of the city charter to Nakuru, at a colourful event followed a legislative process as outlined in the Urban Areas and Cities Act of 2011.

President challenged Nakuru City residents to take advantage of the opportunities that will be brought by the new status to improve their wellbeing.

He noted that Nakuru’s elevation was a demonstration of the success of devolution and the collaboration between national and county governments.

 President Kenyatta warned political leaders against pursuing selfish personal interests at the expense of Kenya’s peace and cohesion.

President Kenyatta requested the youth not to be blindfolded into supporting the political ambitions of individuals known for advancing divisive politics.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui thanked President Kenyatta for initiating several road infrastructure projects in the County

Former PM Raila Odinga noted that Nakuru was Kenya’s agricultural epicenter

He praised the Nakuru County Government under Governor Lee Kinyanjui for expanding the city’s infrastructure.

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22-year-old female terror suspect makes shocking revelations about Alshababb after being arrested

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According to a police, OB report number 27/30/11/2021 filed at Songhor police station in Tindiret sub-county.

The 22-year-old Sheril Vugusta Lodenyo was arrested at Kamalambu village in Songhor ward following a tip-off from members of the public.

Sheril, who hails from Chavakali in Vihiga county, told the police that indeed she had links with the Al Shabaab group who she says kidnapped her in 2019 and trained her on conducting their illegal operations.

“The suspect alleged to have escaped through Lamu/Mombasa and headed to her home county where she allegedly stayed until August 2021 and later to Kamalambu to date.

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Information received is that she has been attending recent KDF recruiting centers. Motive yet to be established,”

The suspect was taken to Kapsabet police station for detention before being moved to Eldoret where the Anti Terror Police Unit (ATPU) will pick her from for further processing.

The suspect, who was cohabiting with her boyfriend, is said to have later escaped from the death-dealing terror group after which she retreated to her rural home in Vihiga before moving in with her boyfriend in the Nandi village.

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Exciting times for teachers as TSC launches digital leave application system

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On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 The Teachers Service Commission automated its leave application and approval process.

Teachers can now apply for leave and have their applications approved online.

“Our leave application and approval process is now automated. You can apply on this link https://hrmis.tsc.go.ke/tm-app/apply_leave,” the commission announced.

TSC employed teachers are entitled to a 42 days annual leave, often taken during school holidays.

Female teachers are entitled to 90 calendar days of maternity leave from the date of confinement as their male counterparts get a 10 day leave within the period of their spouse’s maternity leave.

Teachers are also allowed a maximum of 15 days compassionate leave to attend to bereavement, sickness, or hospitalization of dependents.

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