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Why Deputy President William Ruto Did Not Attend The State House Function.

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Deputy President William Ruto did not attend a Statehouse function where President Uhuru Kenyatta received his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday. 

During the meeting at Statehouse, DP Ruto had guests at his Karen office where he hosted AIC Ilmasin church members and handed over a vehicle to the pastor Rev. Daniel Lotuno.,

Handed over a vehicle to Rev. Daniel Lotuno of AIC Ilmasin, Kiserian, Kajiado County. Blessed to have joined the church in acquiring a tool for evangelisation,” the Deputy President wrote on Twitter

Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. ~ Galatians 6:10,” he quoted the bible verse.

But reports on a section of the media claimed that Dr. Ruto was not invited to Statehouse for the Tuesday morning event and he was also not asked to attend an evening dinner party organized in honor of President Suluhu.

President Suluhu is in Kenya for a two-day State visit at the invitation of President Kenyatta. She is expected to have talks with her Kenyan counterpart on areas of interest between the two nations.

Wednesday will be the climax of her visit. She’ll address a joint sitting of Parliament and Senate.

Pundits have opined that President Suluhu’s visit offers an opportunity to streamline the relationship between Kenya and Tanzania which has been bitter-sweet in the past few years.

This is President Suluhu’s second international trip after she took over office from late President John Pombe Magufuli.

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We have no interest in impeaching President Uhuru – UDA allied MPs

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On Friday, MPs Alice Wahome (Kandara) and Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango) said the judgement was a big win for the constitution and sovereignty of the people of Kenya.

“We celebrate the judiciary. They have redeemed the nation from the shackles of dictatorship.  You cannot make the constitution-making process your own bid. The document belongs to Kenyans. Ordinary Kenyans have been talking about all these issues,” said Wahome.

Wahome said the Head of State should make amends after threatening the constitution by first approving the appointment of 41 new judges who were forwarded to him in mid-2019.

“Our team is not interested in the impeachment process but we need President Uhuru Kenyatta to come out clear on some issues. The president was found to have breached the integrity and provisions of chapter six of the constitution. The Head of State has violated the constitution. Let him start by appointing judges. He has failed an honorary duty,” Wahome added.

According to Osoro, the Bill was gazetted against the wishes of ordinary citizens.

“We are on record in parliament that we wanted to know who gave the president powers to initiate such a process. They have wasted public resources to change the law illegally, “said Osoro.

Osoro said the president should explain how monies spent in the process will be recovered, and provide an outline on how the court’s concerns shall be resolved.

“Any Kenyan can push the motion to impeach the president, but for now we have better things to do. The arrogance by some leaders, surrounding the president, has been put on hold. The blame is squarely on the country’s Attorney General. The brave judges have given this country time to celebrate. This is a jurisprudence across the world. Give people options on what they want to change,” added Osoro.

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President Chakwera Of Malawi Says Malawians must switch to cannabis As Tobbaco is Being Declined.

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President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi on Wednesday saidthat his country’s leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was in terminal decline and he urged a switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, which was legalised locally for some uses last year.

Chakwera made the comments during a state of the nation address in which he said tobacco was expected to earn less than $200 million in 2021, a figure roughly similar to the past two years but well below previous annual earnings that used to top $350 million.

On Wednesday, neighbouring Zimbabwe’s government also changed its regulations to encourage investment into cannabis.

The inconvenient truth … is that while Malawi has come a long way by relying on tobacco as our … largest single crop contributor to our GDP, this reliance is now seriously threatened by declining demand worldwide,” Chakwera said.

Tobacco was a stain on an otherwise booming agricultural sector, which the president said would enable economic growth to recover to 3.8% this year, according to the latest forecasts, and would push it to 5.4% next year.

Malawi’s parliament passed a bill in February last year that makes it legal to cultivate and process cannabis for medicines and hemp fibre used in industry, but stops short of decriminalising recreational use.

Chakwera said the agriculture ministry would “search for a basket of alternative crops so that by 2030, Malawi can do away with its reliance on tobacco.”

Countries around the world are either legalising or relaxing laws on cannabis, including several in southern Africa such as Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s new rules will allow investors to wholly own cannabis businesses, a departure from previous requirements to partner with the government.

They also allow cannabis to be produced anywhere in Zimbabwe, instead of in restricted locations. Investors can keep export earnings in U.S. dollars for up to four years, a government statement said.

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Museveni sworn in as Uganda President for 6th term.

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Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in as Uganda President for a sixth term in a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other African heads of state.

President Kenyatta, who is the current East African Community (EAC) chair, arrived in Uganda on Wednesday morning.

He was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development).

Other Heads of State who were present include Suluhu Samia Hassan (Tanzania); Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia); Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo (Democratic Republic of Congo); Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana); Alpha Condé (Guinea); Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe); Hage Gottfried Geingob (Namibia); Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan) and Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo (Somalia).

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