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    The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is an institution of Aga Khan Health Services, Kenya which is an Agency of Aga Khan Development Network. The hospital is part of an integrated health system that includes Hospitals and outreach health centers across East Africa.

    AKHS is one of the most comprehensive private not-for-profit health care systems in the developing world.

    The Hospital wishes to recruit ideal candidates for the following positions:

    Catheterization Laboratory Nurse

    2 Positions

    (Re- Advert)

    Job Summary

    ·         Ability to identify the complex needs of the critically ill patient and to plan effective interventions

    ·         Ability to operate the sophisticated monitoring and life support equipment used in critical care

    ·         Demonstrate high level of expertise and sound scientific knowledge of current practices in critical care.

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Diploma in Community Health Nursing

    ·         Should be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and also in possession of valid practicing license

    ·         At least two (2) years working experience in critical care nursing or emergency nursing will be an added advantage

    ·         ATLS and ACLS certification will be an added advantage

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

    Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line

    Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019


    Clinical Nurse (Renal) – Kilifi BOFA OHC

    Job Summary: Responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of professional nursing care by providing quality services with special focus on Care of renal patients.

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Diploma in Community health Nursing (KRCHN)

    ·         Higher Diploma in Renal Care from a recognized institution will be an added advantage

    ·         Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya;

    ·         Valid Practicing License from Nursing Council of Kenya

    ·         At least two years of experience in renal care nursing

    ·         Certification in BLS or ACLS will be an added advantage

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

    Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line

    Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019


    Section Head – Biochemistry Services

    Job Summary

    ·         Perform tests according to standard laboratory procedure and guidelines.

    ·         Monitor turnaround time of results and manage referral specimens to other hospitals

    ·         Responsible in all sections with the assistance of assigned Laboratory Technologist

    ·         Conduct competence evaluation test for Laboratory Technologist

    ·         Ensure maximum and cost-effective utilization of reagents and appropriate stocking of reagents and consumables through CARE 2000

    ·         Participate in continuous medical education programmes of the department and regularly update the technologists with new and existing techniques

    ·         Supervise the daily performance of laboratory technologists assigned to the section.

    ·         Ensure compliances of all the daily quality assurance requirements in the sections

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Higher Diploma or BSCI in Medical laboratory sciences

    ·         Registered and licensed by KMLTTB

    ·         Minimum of Six (6) years working experience as a laboratory Technologist

    ·         Minimum of Four (4) years working experience in Biochemistry.

    ·         High degree of administrative capability and good leadership skills

    ·         Ability to write and review SOPs

    ·         In depth knowledge regarding hospital wide quality initiatives ISO 15189 and JCIA will be an added advantage.

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org


    Resident Medical Officer In Charge – Kilifi Bofa OHC

    Reporting to the Head of Outreach Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall leadership and administrative support in the Kilifi Bofa Outreach Health Centre.

    The successful candidate will also be responsible for the effective management and care of patients with the aim of ensuring optimal delivery of quality patient care.

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB or MBBS)

    ·         Registered and licensed with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board

    ·         At least one year post internship experience

    ·         ATLS and ACLS certification will be an added advantage

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

    Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line

    Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019


    Pharmacy Coordinator

    Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders and to provide effective pharmaceutical services to meet customer needs.

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Deliver drug discharges to patients in the ward, for effective provision of pharmaceutical services.

    ·         Receive prescriptions from patients, verify and dispense drugs within approved standards and procedures to enable overall accomplishment of departmental goal.

    ·         Counsel patients on drug administration for optimum customer satisfaction.

    ·         Compound drugs when required, for effective service provision.

    ·         Verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing to prevent anomalies in service delivery.

    ·         Comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations.

    ·         Dispense drugs accurately and in timely manner to uphold quality standards of the department.

    ·         Ensure the accuracy of the label before dispensing for right patient, right drug and right quantity, for effective service delivery.

    ·         Maintain and update personal drug knowledge data base to ensure accurate provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise.

    ·         Assisting in facilitating and act as a secretary in PTC meetings

    ·         Conduct training to Pharmacy staff in related to CPOE or any changes or updates.

    ·         Ensuring stocks adjustment forms are filled, signed and adjusted by finance in a timely manner

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Certificate in Pharmacy

    ·         5 years’ experience as a dispenser

    ·         Knowledge of the hospital management information system ( CARE 2000)

    ·         Computer literate, good communication skills

    ·         Familiarity with hospital pharmacy functioning and locally available drugs and their indications.

    ·         Ability to keep up with Continuous Pharmaceutical Developments and Continuous Medical Education programmes.

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

    Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line

    Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019


    Pharmacist

    Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing both normal and specialist pharmaceutical services to patients and oversee accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders.

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Dispense prescriptions accurately.

    ·         Communicate with prescribers any time a prescription order is unclear or potentially harmful for a patient.

    ·         Ensure patients’ safety by checking for potentially dangerous drug interactions.

    ·         Counsel patients on proper medication use and their potential side effects

    ·         Giving drug information to user departments

    ·         Checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level

    ·         Anticipating needed medications and supplies and placing and receiving orders from stores

    ·         Collecting data on Medication errors, near misses and interventions and submitting on a monthly basis.

    ·         Perform administrative tasks including proper documentation, adequate inventory management and generation of adequate reports

    ·         Setting and enforcing workplace policies

    ·         Keep up to date on drug approvals, product recalls and ensure compliance with regulatory authority.

    ·         Educate doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers about new medications and drug therapy protocols

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy

    ·         2 years’ experience in a Hospital, retail or industry pharmacy

    ·         Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board

    ·         S/he must demonstrate understanding of quality initiatives not limited to JCIA and ISO

    ·         S/he should have strong leadership, people management, negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships and encourage consensus, partnering and networking at all levels.

    ·         Demonstrated critical thinking skills in the problem solving process.

    ·         Ability to organize work load and identify priorities appropriately

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

    Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line

    Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019


    Clinical Pharmacist

    Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical pharmacy service to improve patients’ health outcomes and the efficiency of the Primary Care team by providing direct, accessible and timely medicines expertise.

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         To offer drug information to consultants, physicians, nurses, and other users of the hospital

    ·         To participate in the review and update of the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, Formulary to enable optimal drug usage

    ·         To serve as an active member and to give professional advice to the Pharmacy Department, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Infection Control,

    ·         Antibiotic Stewardship and other Advisory Committees as appropriate

    ·         Attend doctors rounds in ICU and medical ward

    ·         Conduct face to face and other modes of medication reviews and agree medicines care plans in agreement with patients and carers

    ·         Organize and oversee repeat prescribing, repeat dispensing, electronic prescribing and medication review systems

    ·         Promote a culture of constant improvement and excellence

    ·         Conduct regular clinical audits and other improvement activities

    ·         Prevent, detect, resolve and document medication-related problems and make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team

    ·         Attending mandatory CMEs, conferences and trainings

    ·         Participating in departmental education activities.

    Required qualifications, attributes and experience

    ·         Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy

    ·         At least 2 years working experience in a similar position, preferably in a busy hospital set up

    ·         Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board

    ·         Experience with an online prescription system is a plus

    ·         S/he must demonstrate understanding of quality initiatives not limited to JCIA and ISO

    ·         S/he should have strong leadership, people management, negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships and encourage consensus, partnering and networking at all levels.

    ·         Demonstrated critical thinking skills in the problem solving process.

    ·         Ability to organize work load and identify priorities appropriately

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates are invited to upload a CV and covering letter to recruitment.msa@akhskenya.org

    Please indicate the position you are interested in on the subject line

    Deadline of submitting application is on 10th January, 2019

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    “Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is an equal opportunity Employer”

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    Who We Are:

    GROOTS SACCO is a startup SACCO established in July 2017 for members of GROOTS Kenya. GROOTS Kenya is a national movement of grassroots women across Kenya. Our mission is to facilitate effective engagement of grassroots women in development spaces.

    Program Officer

    Position Description:

    To lead in the implementation of the Markets & Trade Program targeting small-scale women farmers largely in the Horticulture value chain in Nyandarua (Potato), Nakuru (Horticulture & Dairy), Kitui (Poultry & Horticulture) and Muranga (Banana) Counties.

    Responsibilities:

    ·         Lead the mapping and organizing of small-scale farmers into groups

    ·         Enhance farmers capacities and organization to produce for the market

    ·         Support in conducting of baselines surveys and rapid value chain analysis

    ·         Develop & lead the implementation of such innovations that accelerate rural women small-scale farmers’ engagement higher up the value chain

    ·         Support farmer groups to map strategic agri-markets and build sustainable market linkages

    ·         Develop and mainstream into the program innovations to address traditional challenges that hinder women engagement in agribusiness e.g- care work burden, gender-based violence, lack of land control, lack of capital e.t.c

    ·         Support the women farmers to map stakeholders ‘conduct community-led advocacy to compliment the program investments

    ·         Sustain strategic partnerships with policymakers and stakeholders mapped under the program

    ·         Support mapped farmers to mobilize own financial resources, save and borrow to support their value chain activities

    ·         Build a participatory monitoring system for the targeted individual farmers and farmer groups.

    ·         Build a men for women movement to enhance the quality of program outcomes at individual and group level

    ·         Any other role assigned by the Executive Director

    Qualifications:

    ·         Bachelors’ degree in agribusiness or agricultural related studies

    ·         A deep understanding of the horticulture value chain and in particular for crops such as potatoes, banana, and kales

    ·         At least over 3 years of working experience in the sector

    ·         Experience working with small-scale farmers/entrepreneurs


    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    Position Description:

    The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of projects and assisting the Project Manager in preparing quarterly and annual reports on project progress. The post holder will monitor project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Management Information System of the project. The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will also be responsible for the research, collection and analysis of different data in relation to project and programme activities.

    Responsibilities:

    ·         Be responsible for setting up and maintaining a database to capture all the project’s M&E activities, and results, and enhancing the information management of M&E related documents

    ·         Lead and coordinate the development of M&E systems and processes for data collection, collation and management, and programme and projects reporting and external reporting requirements

    ·         Provide technical support and back-up to external consultants conducting surveys and impact measurements

    ·         Collection of outcome-level data (knowledge/behavior changes, awareness/satisfaction levels) at separate times from project implementation

    ·         Provide technical advice on M&E, and lead in the analysis of projects’ baseline, evaluations, and impact-assessment data, using qualitative and quantitative methods

    ·         Be responsible for managing and regularly updating all relevant M&E documents, including quarterly reporting formats

    ·         Be responsible for working with Project Manager to ensure that M&E is well integrated at the planning stages of projects and throughout the projects to ensure regular monitoring of programme impact

    ·         Provide support and training to staff, interns, community facilitators, and partners to increase the use of M&E tools and approaches
    Ensure the integrity and quality of data in support of citizen-generated data and other metrics and surveys

    ·         Engage with the Kenya National Bureaus of Statistics and other data authorities to advance GROOTS Kenya mandate.

    Qualifications:

    ·         Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or development studies; Specialization in Research, monitoring & Evaluation is highly preferred

    ·         Excellent communication and writing skills, including experience of working effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences

    ·         A team player with excellent organizational skills

    ·         A self-starter with the initiative and confidence to lead in their designated field – can work independently and prioritize own workload

    ·         Impeccable analytical and interrogatory skills

    ·         Ability to work under pressure yet deliver multiple tasks on time with attention to detail and accuracy

    ·         Knowledge and understanding of project monitoring, evaluation, and M&E trends and discourse

    ·         A minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience in developing and implementing M&E systems in NGOs or other development sector players

    ·         Understanding research and evaluation methodologies (qualitative and quantitative)

    ·         Skilled in designing and managing data-gathering exercises effectively from field operations

    ·         Strong computer skills, including statistical packages (SPSS), and the ability to interpret data

    ·         Experience working in gender, and social inclusion or accountability projects or programmes

    How to Apply:

    Qualified applicants should email their CV’s only to accounts@grootskenya.org by 4th January 2019.

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    Sunday, December 30, 2018- There are women who make no effort during sex and expect their men to do everything.

    Some are known to lie like logs and behave like dead ice fish while wearing promotion t-shirts which is a major turn-off.


    Well, this Nigerian lady called Angela has taken it upon herself to educate these women on how to play their role.


    Watch the video below.


    The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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    Sunday, December 30, 2018-There was drama during a wedding in Nakuru after a pregnant lady stormed in and disrupted the wedding, claiming the groom was already married to her.

    The 21 year old lady identified as, Agnes Wanjiru, stormed ACK  Jehovah Shammah church in Nakuru’s Pipeline estate breathing fire and attempted to stop the wedding between Dennis Kinyanjui and Agnes Wangari.


    The pregnant lady claimed that she had lived with Kinyanjui as husband and wife for 3 years.


    She displayed the doctor’s report indicating that she was 6 months pregnant and said Kinyanjui had agreed to do a DNA test for the child once she conceives.


    The jilted pregnant woman further added that she had obtained an order from a lawyer barring the preacher from conducting the Saturday  wedding.


    During the fracas, windows were broken, blows exchanged before cops came to salvage the situation.


    Agnes embarrassed Kinyanjui further by revealing that he had two other girlfriends who didn’t know about the wedding.


    The wedding ceremony was shifted to another venue and Kinyanjui and his bride were declared husband and wife by a different pastor  despite the drama.


    Here’s video of the incidence.


    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Sunday, December 30, 2018 - Shock and grief engulfed Gionsaria village in Kisii County after a young man who was working as a conductor died after a lady held his head tightly in between her thighs.

    The man identified as, Doctor, is said to have hit his head on the tarmac road immediately he was released from the lady’s thighs and sustained injuries.


    He died after he was rushed to a nearby hospital.


    Area chief,Oganda Matego, confirmed the incident and said the young man’s head had been locked in between the lady’s thighs for a minute while another lady lifted his legs up.


    After he was released from the lady’s thighs, he hit the tarmac with his head and sustained injuries that led to his death.


    The chief said that the two were lovers and  they were  allegedly playing when the unfortunate incident happened.


    An angry mob torched two houses believed to be owned by the two women who caused the death  after receiving the tragic news.


    The two women were arrested for interrogation over the bizarre death.



    We came across these crazy responses from Kenyans who were reacting on the man's death.

    Aki Wakenya mna mambo.


    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Monday, December 31, 2018-A video of a pastor praying for former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale, after he dished out an offering of Ksh 50,000 to him is doing rounds on social media.

    In the viral video, the rogue pastor is heard praying for Khalwale to be the  Governor of Kakamega  in 2022 while cursing his opponents and asking God to embarrass them when they vie against him.


    The video exposes how pastors have become greedy for money and p0liticians are using them to gain political mileage.


    Churches have been reduced to political grounds instead of places of worship.


    Khalwale has become the new Mr Money bags after he started being close with Deputy President, William Ruto, who is  said to be bankrolling him.


    Watch the  trending video.


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    Monday, December 31, 2018-This beautiful lady called Chemutai survived a grisly road accident on Christmas day where people lost their lives  and she took to social media to thank God for giving her another chance to live.

    She even wished her friends a happy 2019 but 4 days later (on 29th) , she was hit by a matatu that lost control when she was heading to buy birthday cake for her son.


    This is a very  painful loss that has shocked many people and we pray for her family and friends during this painful moment.









    The Kenyan DAILY POST


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    Monday, December 31, 2018-Deputy President,William Ruto,has been told to prepare for a shocker in 2022 because his goose is already cooked.

    Popular Kisii political commentator, Ombori Omwamonari,told Ruto that even his boss Uhuru doesn’t support his Presidential ambitions in 2022, something that he doesn’t show in public but recent statements by Murathe and Tuju should send an early warning to him.


    Ombori tells Ruto to prepare to go to Sugoi in 2022 and rear chicken.


    Listen to this interesting video by Ombori telling the self-declared Hustler the bitter truth.




    The Kenyan DAILY POST


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    This is a true story of an unforgettable near death experience I had on the night of 24th December, 2018 that changed my life forever.

    I decided to share this story here not because I want you to castigate me for my act (you can't castigate me more than I have castigated myself), but because I
    believe a lot of people will learn from it and thereby avoid the pitfall in the coming 2019.

      It all began when I attended the night church service held in my village. I came a little late so I didn’t get a seat. I had to stand up for the mass. After standing in the cold for about an hour, my legs began to shiver, I decided to walk toward the church gate and back to stretch my near stiffed knees.

    As I got to the gate, I stood for a while and then turn around to walk back when I heard a female voice from the dark corner of the gate; she said, "it's boring right? ". I walked toward her to get a clear view of who was talking; I saw a light skin girl sitting on a small flower pavement. I asked her "what's boring?". "The service , the night, everything" She replied. It was obvious she wanted us to have a conversation, so I quickly sat down beside her.

    To cut the story short, from our little conversation I got to know that her name is Aderoke, her father is from Ogun state while her mother is from my village. She was born and brought up in lagos and can't speak or understand Igbo language (meanwhile the service was coordinate in igbo language). This was few things I was able to get from her before she told me she was shivering due to the cold. As a sharp guy i reasoned she wanted me to cuddle her, so I told her to draw closer so I can hold her. Without hesitation she moved closer and placed her head on my shoulder while I placed my hand around her waist.

    Everything went so fast, before I could say "bingo!" We were already into deep romance: kissing and groping . In the climax of it all she held me and whisper in my ear " s.x me please". As I look around for a more hidden corner, a part of me was persuading me to control my urge that she could be an agent of darkness sent to destroy me, and another part of me was telling me not to lose the opportunity that she's just a lonely girl in need of some fun. I fell for the latter. I got a more hidden corner were we began to have it; first she bend low while I got on her back ; after awhile she suggested I sit on a pavement there while she climb on top.

    Few minutes afterward, I felt a sudden sharp pain on my butt, I thought it was an ant or something similar, but the pain grew bigger. With a trembling voice I told her to stop and get down that I think something bit me, but she was so carried aways that she couldn't hear me out. As the pain kept increasing , I had to push her out of me . I stood up, flash my phone touch in the pavement and there was a long big snake rowed up . The strange girl screamed and ran away. By then I was already feeling dizzy and fainting, I managed to pull myself back into the church premises and disclose to someone that I have been bitten by a snake after which I lost conscious of myself. I heard I was even fuming from the mouth.

    After 2 days of serious traditional treatment, I regained consciousness. When I was asked to explain how I got bitten by a snake in the church, I didn't know what to say. I can't believe I nearly lost my life because of a few minutes romp with a total stranger, it's a very shameful thing to tell your family. The only person i finally told the truth of what transpired was a man of God; whom after praying, disclosed to me that the strange girl has a jealous spiritual husband who is a serpent. So the snake that bit me wasn't ordinary.

    . I believe God gave me a second chance for a reason. And I have sworn never to continue my careless lifestyle, I have given my life to God and anything premarital sex is not for me anymore. I know it's not easy to overcome temptation of premarital sex, but I believe with pray and determination we can overcome anything.

    Join me and thank God for my life, and at the same time learn from my story. For the sake  of your family and loved ones, stop living a careless life . Stop sleeping around with strangers, so many people knowingly or unknowingly have spiritual spouse, some of who are viciously jealous .

    S3x is sweet , but life is sweeter. Try and  safe life in 2019. I pray God see us all through in Jesus name: Amen!


    The Kenyan DAILY POST


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    Monday, December 31, 2018-A sexually starved lady who seems obsessed with Ugandan singer, Bebe Cool, caused a stir after she touched his cassava and almost gave him a head as everybody watched.

    In the video, the lady is seen getting close to the controversial Ugandan singer and then starts to play with his joystick.


    The singer allows her to play with it and she attempts to give him a head.


    Watch madness.



    The Kenyan DAILY POST


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    Monday, December 31, 2018-A photo of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko wearing a tshirt with an image that represents  bhang  printed on it has divided the Netizens.

    While some feel that the controversial Governor was just embracing fashion, others feel that as a leader, he is sending the wrong message to the public.


    Sonko has in the past confessed that he used to smoke bhang when he was a criminal.


    What do you think about this photo?


    The Kenyan DAILY POST


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    On a sunny weekday in early 2016, we were headed to Namanga border town in politician John Keen’s Toyota Land Cruiser — a very comfortable machine that gives you the feeling you’re cruising the skies on autopilot — when his phone rang.
    On the line was his personal assistant, a saucy, eye-arresting Samburu girl called Vanilla (yes, the name of the chocolate brand).

    She was calling to inform the aged politician that Deputy President William Ruto would be coming for dinner at his Nairobi home that evening.

    About a month earlier, an MP from the Rift Valley had casually told Mzee Keen that one of these days he’d have the DP drop in for a meal. But without a definite date, the old man had let it slip off his mind and went about his business.

    “We have to turn back to Nairobi,” the old man ordered his driver on receiving the call just as we had passed Isinya township on Namanga Road.

    On the way back Mzee Keen asked me: “What is one supposed to serve a DP if he comes to your home for dinner?”

    Before I could respond — in any case I had no answer because no DP has ever come to my house for supper — the old man said: “The DP knows he is coming to a Maasai home so he must expect lots of meat.

    "We’ll give him that but I’ll also ask my wife to order some mursik (traditionally fermented milk popular with the Kalenjin)”. And that was it.

    In Nairobi I retrieved my car from the old man’s compound to give him and his wife No. 3 space to prepare for their VIP guest. (The old man had four wives and he once told me it is bad manners for an African man to have just one wife!)

    In contrast, his guest for the evening, like retired President Kibaki, has only one “dear wife” who he met when they were members of the college Christian Union.

    DINNER

    A week later, we were back on the road to Namanga to make up for the aborted trip.

    On the way, the journalist’s curiosity had me asking Mzee Keen how the dinner with his VIP guest had gone. “It went on very well,” he told me.

    “He (the DP) really enjoyed our meal of ugali, goat meat, and mursik. He particularly liked the sour milk and said next time he will come with his wife Rachel for my wife to tell her where she gets the mursik.”

    Expectedly, I asked the old man whether he discussed politics with Dr Ruto.

    “That’s just about all we talked about in the almost three hours he stayed with us,” replied the old man.

    POLITICS

    Dr Ruto wanted the veteran politician to give him an analysis of politics and the key players in the larger Maasai land — Kajiado, Narok and Samburu.

    The three counties have a million-plus votes, a mouth-watering pool nobody with an eye on State House can ignore.

    Dr Ruto was particularly eager to be informed about the complex Maasai clan system which plays out big during elections.

    “I found him to be a very keen listener and one who asks penetrating questions”, Mzee Keen said of the DP.

    But the veteran politician, too, couldn’t let his visitor go without firing at him his own probing questions. He told me he had looked at the DP straight in the face and asked:

    “The President has publicly stated he’ll go for 10 years; then support you to go for your 10 years: Is the promise binding? And if so, do you see the Mount Kenya bloc voting for you just because Uhuru will tell them to do so?”

    PROMISE

    Mzee Keen told me that after a pause, the DP answered also eyeball to eyeball:

    “I have no reason to think the President will renege on his promise. As for Mount Kenya vote, I won’t sit back to wait for automatic endorsement. When the time comes, I will go there myself and talk to the people. Of course, I will request and really appreciate that the President be with me when seeking support in his backyard.”

    The straight-shooting veteran didn’t leave it at that. He asked Dr Ruto what his fallback plan would be should Mount Kenya region decline to vote for him, with or without Uhuru’s endorsement.

    He told me Dr Ruto replied that he wouldn’t just be relying on Mount Kenya vote, and joked: “Mzee, I actually came here so that I can ask you to help me get the Maa vote when the time comes!”

    Before he left, and as is expected of a relatively youthful politician visiting a veteran, Dr Ruto asked Mzee Keen what advice he had to give as one who had been there, seen this, and done that.

    Drawing from a personal experience in a presidential election, and having watched at close quarters the twists and turns of succession politics, Mzee Keen told me he gave the DP two pieces of advice.

    ADVICE

    The first one is that in politics, one should plan for and expect the best, but at the same time be prepared to live with the worst-case scenario.

    Here Mzee Keen drew from a personal experience in the 1992 first multiparty presidential election in the country.

    A few months to the polling day, the Democratic Party (DP) candidate, Mwai Kibaki, was the candidate to beat.

    Kibaki and Keen were the co-founders of the party and the older man was its secretary-general.

    The incumbent, Kanu’s Daniel arap Moi, was all but a besieged man. The erstwhile formidable opposition FORD had splintered into three, with its most promising candidate Kenneth Matiba still recuperating from a stroke.

    To the contrary, Kibaki was roaring high. In the absence of Matiba, he had the entire Mount Kenya bloc and the huge Kikuyu “diaspora” vote in Rift Valley and elsewhere under wraps.

    SUPPORT

    He could count on over half of the Nairobi vote, and most importantly, he had managed to penetrate the assumed Kanu zones of Ukambani where Charity Ngilu led the charge for the DP as well as the Coast. He could count on a substantive vote harvest in Kisii, Bungoma, and Trans Nzoia.

    Mzee Keen recalled that even diplomats based in Nairobi had begun to seek out Mr Kibaki who, barring massive rigging, they saw as the next occupant of State House.

    Then Matiba made a late entry into the fray and Kibaki’s goose was cooked — and eaten overnight.

    In a matter of weeks, the latter had lost to Matiba a huge chunk of Mount Kenya except Nyeri, Kirinyaga, and Meru.

    The entire Nairobi was gone, as was the Kikuyu diaspora vote in the Rift Valley. “In a matter of days, we had crumbled like a house of cards,” Mzee Keen told me.

    He said that illustrated to his visitor the fluid nature of politics, and why it is important to expect the worst even as one hopes for the best.

    STRATEGY

    Mzee Keen told me he cautioned his dinner guest that it may not even be that President Kenyatta will conspire to renege on his pledge, or that Mount Kenya region has anything against him.

    The fluid nature of politics, he told him, is just that when the moment comes in 2022, circumstances may have changed.

    He told me he reminded his visitor of the case in 2013 when Mount Kenya region wasn’t about to accept outgoing President Kibaki’s choice of Musalia Mudavadi as his successor even if he had insisted as was the wish of his kitchen cabinet.

    The other piece of advice to the DP, Mzee Keen recalled, was that he should not keep too near to the centre as to suggest entitlement, nor stay too far from the centre as to be thrown under the bus.

    He told me he gave Dr Ruto the analogy of roasting meat where, if it is too close, the meat is consumed by too much fire, but if it is too far it will be eaten raw.

    ENTITLED

    Here he gave examples of the vice-presidents in the reign of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. The first one, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, came too near and the fire burnt him.

    Because of his past history with his boss — when they first met the older Kenyatta would borrow money from Jaramogi who would later fight for his release from colonial prison, and help him to be elected first President — Jaramogi saw himself as equal to his boss.

    In those early and friendly days, they would publicly appear in similar Luo-beaded caps, walking sticks, and fly-whisks.

    Often they would also refer to the other as “my brother”. Sounds familiar? Apparently, the cosiness with the boss gave Jaramogi a sense of entitlement which, Mzee Keen said, isn’t a healthy thing in high-stakes power play.

    As for the second VP, Joseph Murumbi, Mzee Keen said he kept too far away from the centre until he was forgotten, and had to resign and quietly disappear from the political charts.

    MOU

    For a winning balance, the third VP, Daniel arap Moi, faked weakness and lack of ambition, but quietly kept in good books of the wielders of power who eventually paved his way to the top.

    Unfortunately, Mzee Keen died on the Christmas day of 2016. Were he around today, the DP may have wanted another evening together to review developments such as the Thursday bombshell by Jubilee Party vice-chairman David Murathe — a man not very far from the centre of power — that Mount Kenya region has no MoU to vote for anybody in 2022, and that if there was any such agreement between President Kenyatta and his deputy, “then that is their own personal arrangement!”

    ***

    Happy New Year and good luck to Bwana Hustler, PhD, EGH.

    By KAMAU NGOTHO for DAILY NATION.

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    Monday, 31 December 2018-What do you think about this photo that has excited social media fans?

    Do you think these two were swimming or having sex inside the water judging from their facial expression?



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    Monday, December 31, 2018-Ugandan singer,Cindy Sanyu, left her male fans  fantasizing after she performed a sexual act on stage, displaying her skills in between the sheets.

    The sexy singer opened her legs wide open and lifted them up while moving her waist like a belly dancer.


    Men went crazy and wailed at the top of their voices as they enjoyed the show from beautiful Cindy.


    This lady must be a freak in bed.


    Watch video.



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    Monday, December 31, 2018-Residents of Mathare in Nairobi were forced to bathe this man in public after he became a nuisance to his neighbours.

    The man had stayed for long without bathing and his foul smell couldn’t be tolerated.


    Mathare residents descended on him with water and washed him thoroughly and we commend them for that.


    Watch video.



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    Monday, December 31, 2018- A video of Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli praying for his ailing mother, Suzana, in hospital, has emerged on social media.

    In his prayer, Magufuli asked God to grant his mother good health.


    Magufuli also prayed for the healing and recovery of all sick Tanzanians and thanked medics for their good work.


    Mama Suzana has spent the last three months in hospital after suffering a stroke.  


    The video has been shared widely on social media as Tanzanians and other well wishers wish Mama Suzana quick recovery.


    Watch the video below

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    Monday, December 31, 2018- Kenyan gospel singer Willy Paul over the weekend attended the burial of his dancer, Valary Murunga in Butere, Kakamega County.

    The beautiful lady who has featured in a number of Willy Paul’s songs, died in a grisly road accident early December while coming from a show in Nakuru.


    Willy Paul shared photos from the burial on social media followed with an emotional tribute.



    “I’ve really tried to make it look like a dream, that I’ve tried to waking up from..but the truth is you are really gone..gone for real Val.


    “Lala salama and say hi to my father Paul Radido just in case you see him..” He wrote.


    See the photos below.

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    Monday December 31, 2018-Kirinyaga County Governor, Anne Mumbi Waiguru, has asked Jubilee Party to conduct fresh elections to choose wise leaders who can speak on behalf of the party.

    Waiguru made the statement on Saturday after Jubilee Party vice chairman, David Murathe, said Mt Kenya region will not support Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022.


    The governor dismissed Murathe’s remark and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto to order fresh elections in the ruling coalition to stop division of the party.


    “It is imperative and in order that Jubilee hold party elections, as soon as possible, to forestall internal divisions and ensure statements are made by elected party officials, and that they in fact represent the views of the Jubilee Party as a whole,” Waiguru said.

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    “Jubilee needs a leadership that has a legitimate mandate and the people’s support," Waiguru added and noted that her statement did not reflect the position of the party.


    Ms Waiguru further asked all Jubilee leaders to support the Building Bridges Initiative that arose from the unity deal between Mr Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga as well as the president's Big Four agenda.


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    Monday December 31, 2018-Kirinyaga County governor, Anne Waiguru, has exchanged harsh words with Jubilee party vice chairman, David Murathe, after the latter said Mt Kenya region had no Memorandum of Understanding with anybody in regards to 2022 presidential elections.

    On Saturday, Waiguru said Jubilee party should hold national elections to expel freeloaders like Murathe who are doing more than harm to the party than good.


    “It is therefore imperative, and in order, that the Jubilee Party hold party elections soonest possible, to forestall internal divisions, and ensure that statements are made by Elected Party Officials, and that they infact represent the views of the Jubilee Party as a whole,” Waiguru said.


     However in a fierce rejoinder, Murathe asked Waiguru to acquaint herself with the party constitution on transition procedure.


    “Please acquaint yourself with the party constitution. Article 33 (5) on the transition clause. Tuju retires in 2020,” said Murathe.
    Murathe, instead, advised Waiguru to consider amending the party constitution or consider joining the opposition.

    “The operative word is “shall”. Unless you want to amend the party constitution. Mine, you can have on a silver platter even tomorrow. Join the rabid attack dogs,” he said.

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    Monday December 31, 2018-Jubilee Party chairman, Raphael Tuju, has said Deputy President William Ruto is not the party’s choice to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

    The announcement by Tuju, a man who has the president’s ear, could further rock the ruling party in the wake of a brewing storm sparked by its vice chairman David Murathe.


    In an interview with Citizen TV on Sunday, Tuju said the choice of candidate is governed by the party’s constitution which makes no mention of an automatic presidential ticket as postulated by DP Ruto’s allies.


    “We have a president who is the party leader and we have a deputy President who is the deputy party leader… So that line -up is there, but we also have a constitution indicating how we appoint our candidate for a presidential candidacy and as far as I am concerned nothing has changed,” Tuju said.


    The DP has already declared his intentions of succeeding his party boss at the helm of the country’s governance structure.


    Ruto’s hopes of occupying the house on the hill are strongly pegged on an expected support of the man he aims to succeed.


    But the move by Jubilee’s Vice-chairman and Uhuru Kenyatta’s ally David Murathe to discredit a 2022 covenant sealed in 2012 and reiterated in the run -up to the last presidential contest is raising many questions.


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