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Uhuru leads Kenyans in Mourning ex-President FW De Klerk

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Following the death of the country’s former Head of State Frederik Willem de Klerk. President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and comfort to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the people of the Republic of South Africa

Mr de Klerk, 85, served as South Africa’s Head of State between 1989 and 1994, and played a key role in the country’s transition to democracy from apartheid, a feat that earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 alongside former President Nelson Mandela.

The cause of death of Mr de Klerk was cancer, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said De Klerk played a “key role in ushering in democracy” in the country, expressing his condolences to the former president’s family.

Julius Malema

Julius Malema, the country’s third-biggest political party, the leader of the Marxist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), said de Klerk should not be referred to as a “former president” but as a “former apartheid president”.

Actress Pearl Thusi

South African Actress Pearl Thusi suggested the former president should not have a state funeral.

“If De Klerk gets a state funeral … That will be a huge middle finger to the people who suffered under the apartheid regime in this country,”

“This headline is upsetting because this guy, till he died, insisted that partners weren’t a crime against humanity. And released Madiba under duress. The Nobel peace prize was a scam to look unified,” said South African Actress Pearl Thusi.

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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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Thika residents staring at huge losses after floods destroyed properties worth millions

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Several families in Kisii estate in Thika, Kiambu County will be forced to seek alternative areas to shelter after heavy rain wreaked havoc in the area, flooding their homes.

The last few days heavy downpour that has been witnessed in the area have destroyed properties worth millions of shillings.

According to them, poor and old drainage systems are the major cause of flooding in the area. 

Residents now blame political leaders for their misfortunes.

They noted that flooding in the area is a perennial crisis they ought to have addressed a long time ago.

They said that they filled several complaints to both the National and County governments to address the issue but all have fallen on death ears.

“Most of our businesses are now flooded and items therein destroyed. We have lost stock and can not even open the stalls to salvage what has remained,” another local added.

They claimed that cases of Arthritic have been on the rise due to the severe cold in the area.

Parents noted that the raging waters on their children’s way to school forces them to skip school.

The residents are afraid they might contract various diseases including waterborne diseases such as Typhoid and Bilharzia.

To solve the problem, the residents have vowed to fundraise to enable them to construct modern drainage systems.

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Kenyan boy recovers after Uhuru paid for his Sh5 million surgery

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Ethan Macharia, penned an emotional letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2020 asking for financial assistance.

The young boy fell off head first from the first floor of an apartment while playing.

Baby Ethan had been stuck in India where he was undergoing treatment when Uhuru paid for his treatment is now a happy boy after recovering.

Doctors performed surgery on baby Ethan and implanted a special device in his heart to stop him from suffering seizures.

The impact of the fall would cause the child up to 40 violent seizures per day.

Kevin Otiende, a close friend of the family, has now revealed that the young boy is back to enjoying normal life with his peers.

“The surgery was successful. He now has a special device implanted in his heart that stops the attacks.

I was thrilled to find him healthy, doing his homework, before we shared a meal.

His life is now fully back to normal. And God, indeed, sits on His throne,” Otiende expressed.

Kevin Otiende and Ethan Macharia enjoying dinner

The news of President Kenyatta’s intervention was announced by Kenya’s Embassy in India.

Doctors at the Fortis Hospital where Ethan was admitted said they had attempted to control his seizures with several unsuccessful medications

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