Monday November 12, 2018 - High Court has barred the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) from prosecuting Judicial Service Commission (JSC) member, Prof Tom Ojienda, over tax evasion.
In his ruling today, Justice Chacha Mwita barred the tax man from prosecuting Ojienda who is accused of evading tax amounting to Sh 444 million.
Justice Mwita granted the orders prohibiting officials, agents, servants and employees of KRA from starting “any civil or criminal proceedings, arresting, summoning, questioning, threatening or in any way harassing (Prof Ojienda) with respect to any tax issues or questions for the period 2009 to 2016”.
A senior KRA official who requested anonymity said that they were shocked by the ruling of the Judge saying “that means we cannot touch Prof Ojienda.”
The official said that they are concerned over the continued use of courts by the country’s billionaires and super elite to escape payment of taxes, which for years has been the burden of the middle class.
I had a girlfriend, a very beautiful curvy chic with whom we were blessed with a daughter. This girlfriend of mine was a total orphan who lived with her distant relative, the only person who could host her in the city. So she used to come, we stay for one week, sometimes for three days, yaani vile anataka but we were not married as in(come we stay).
When she got pregnant, her rela went nuts about it when she discovered I was the one responsible coz I was jobless by then and I was not that straight you know. I promised to marry her coz I loved her or I thought so. Fast forward.
Ikafika time ya kuzaa akapelekwa nyumbani azalie huko. Things got complicated and she was forced to go the c-section way. Akakaa nyumbani for almost six months, hana simu na Mimi sijui kwao and there was no way I could ask her rela.
When she finally came back to Nairobi, she could not live with her rela anymore so I took her in, of course I wanted my kid so badly. There was one thing disturbing us though. She wasn't seeing her periods. We thought they'd resume after nine months, wapi. So I talked to a doctor friend of mine, a former classmate to examine her.
The tests revealed that she had no womb. How? From when?? So we confronted that relative of hers about it and she defiantly told us pointblank that she instructed the doctor to remove it during delivery. Reason? No reason! Seriously?? I was livid and swore to get back at her in my own way.
So ikabidi tuzoe ivo coz that was the reality and there was nothing we could do about it. I thought of taking legal action but decided not to. By then, I had completed college and was still hustling, dropping CVs kila mahali. To sustain our selves mi nlikuwa nikienda mjengo na yeye nikamtafutia salon ajifunze kusonga na hizo urembo za wamama.
Mjengo mi nlikuwa mtu wa kubeba blocks ya kupeleka upstairs. Kama ni third floor kuendelea, it was five shilling per stone, hiyo ni six by six block na kama ni four by four ni three bob, so ubebe vile utaweza kwenye utachoka ndio utahesabiwa ulipwe. Nilikuwa nikiingia site 730, napeleka mawe 200 and by 930, am out of that place one thousand shillings richer. Hiyo job inataka food, sembe ile serious. Nilikuwa nazibeba mbili mbili, nikienda trips tano na left shoulder, zingine tano na right na ile speed unakimbia nayo stairs, watu wanakupisha tu. Saa hizo stairs bado iko na zile scaffold za support kwa hivo you have to manoeuvre your way.
Kama ni mchanga ya plaster, utaambiwa ni wheelbarrow ngapi unapeleka. Uchukue gunia ya simiti ujaze mchanga ihesabiwe. Hii job nilikuwa nikienda, napitia base flani natwanga ugali mlima kwanza alafu nikirudi hiyo saa nne, napitia Mathare valley nipige ugali nyama tena, hapo ugali nyama ilikuwanga twenty bob, sijui hao watu walikuwa wanatoa hizo nyama wapi, ndio niende kejani ningoje lunch. Nilikuwa nikirudi kwa keja ni kitu saa saba huko.
One day, sikupitia pale Mathare Valley kukula lunch baada yajob kama kawaida , nikaenda kwa hao straight. Nilipata mlango ikiwa wazi, wife ni kama alikuwa hapo tu karibu. Nikataka nimsurprise. Nikaingia kwa nyumba nikatoa viatu nikaficha na nikaingia kwa bed nikanyamaza. Of course it was a single room imegawanywa na curtain. After 20mins hivi nikaskia akiongea na mama mwingine na wakakam wakaingia kejani. Nikaskia akifungua karatasi na kuchukua kisu na chopping board pale kwa stand ya vyombo. "Yaani hizi mifupa ndio huyu mkisii anaeza nitomba na fujo hivo, wacha kesho atajua wazimu wangu". Nikaskia wakicheka na kupeana mkono vile wamama wadaku hufanya.
I couldn't absorb that breaking news, iliniuma sana so I cleared my throat and turned in bed. She pulled the curtain and our eyes locked. We didn't talk. Yule mwenzake kurealize kama niko kwa nyumba alitoka mbio sana akapotea, naye pia hakuchelewa. Alitoka na slippers zilikuwa hapo mlangoni na hizo nguo alikuwa amevaa, akaenda kabisa. Hata sijui mtoto alikuwa ameachwa wapi during her sexcapades. I've never seen her to date. I think that girl must be around twelve by now. One day I'll look for my kid ni vile sijui their whereabouts.
Some things are better left to take their own course, yaani ile mateso yote ya mjengo ili kunguru akae poa and she still got the guts to play you. Nktst! Hata nilisema good riddance.
Monday November 12, 2018 - A section of religious leaders from Muranga County have called on Deputy President William Ruto to pick Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru as his running mate.
The religious leaders who were speaking at Kenol town on Sunday endorsed Waiguru who they said is the only woman in Mt Kenya region who can take over the baton from President Uhuru Kenyatta as Central Kenya’s political kingpin.
There are concerns in Central Kenya over who will fill Uhuru’s shoes once he retires in 2022.
But the clerics led by Pastor Titus Ngugi of Gatanga AIPCA said Waiguru is the only one who has enough political clout to be Mt Kenya’s political kingpin.
Pastor Ngugi said that it is high time Mt Kenya region accepted and supported women leadership in the country’s top seat
He also told politicians from Mt Kenya region who have expressed interest in the country’s coveted seat to shelve their ambitions.
Those who have expressed interest in the seat include Senator Kithure Kindiki, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wairia and former Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo.
Monday November 12, 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed confidence that the ongoing corruption cases will lead to convictions and return of stolen public assets.
In an interview with France 24 on Sunday, Uhuru who is attending a climate summit in France said he is keenly watching how the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Judiciary are dealing with the cases.
Uhuru said some of his friends have been arrested for stealing public money and added that he will not relent in ensuring the country is free from corruption.
The Head of State also said that the DPP and DCI have solid cases against the culprits and warned the Judiciary against frustrating his efforts of fighting corruption.
“We believe that we have a solid case and have done all the necessary investigations. We are looking at what the Judiciary will do. I am confident that they will come through for the people of Kenya,” Uhuru said.
The Judiciary, under the leadership of Chief Justice David Maraga, has been accused severally of dismissing corruption cases and according to Uhuru, this is obstructing his fight against graft.
Monday November 12, 2018 - US based law lecturer, Prof Makau Mutua, has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto and his lieutenants are obsessed with the 2022 Presidency and they are doing everything to force Kenyans to support them.
In an article he wrote in a local daily on Sunday, Makau who is former a Law Lecturer at Buffalo Law School in New York said Ruto and his errand boy, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, are harassing Kenyans with their campaigns for Presidency in 2022.
“I am worried about all the talk for 2022 that’s coming out of DP William Ruto and his camp. Personally, I don’t begrudge Mr Ruto and his ambitions. Every person needs to dream and reach for the skies. But my concern is that while Mr Ruto is entitled to run for president – every day of the week and twice on Sundays – there’s something amiss,” Makau wrote.
He said Ruto is not alone in forcing Kenyans to his Presidency but his surrogates led by Murkomen are vomiting poison to the electorate by warning them of consequences should their fail to elect Ruto as the President in 2022.
“To be sure, I don’t want to put all the blame on Mr Ruto. He isn’t alone in committing this sin. But he and his lieutenants are the most bellicose. My good friend, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, has anointed himself Mr Ruto’s Svengali. He swats Mr Ruto’s detractors like flies. He’s forgotten what the constitution teaches, although he’s a “learned friend,”
“Like a dragon, he spits fire at enemies, far and near. Like a viper, he shoots poison at you if you so much as look at Mr Ruto sideways. Which begs the question – what would Mr Murkomen do to protect Mr Ruto if the latter ascended to State House? Would we be forced to live in hiding?” he asks.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - A woman has dragged her ex-boyfriend to court seeking compensation claiming his abnormally big dick overstretched her nunu.
The 29-year old lady by the name Silindile Mangena from Zimbabwe, is planning to undergo reconstructive surgery and wants her ex-lover, Mugove Kurima, 37, to foot the bill estimated to around 150,000 rand (Sh 1 million)
According to the Zimbabwe Mail, the lady claims her nunu was ‘tight’ before she met her ex-boyfriend two years ago.
She said she fell in love even though he was allegedly married at the time.
However, she ended the relationship in May this year after Kurima stretched her vagina.
The woman will reportedly ask the court through her lawyers, to force Kurima to pay for reconstructive surgery of her vagina in South Africa.
Kurima is yet to respond to the allegations.
Well, just when you think you have seen or heard enough madness from women.
Monday November 12, 2018 - Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino, has penned a long letter to Ugandan dictator, Yoweri Museveni, after he banned him from visiting Uganda.
Last week, Uganda’s Interior Ministry wrote to Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs notifying them that Babu Owino has been banned from visiting Uganda.
The flamboyant lawmaker has since written a very moving letter addressed to the Ugandan authorities after they banned him from their country.
Here is the letter.
STATEMENT BY COMRADE BABU OWINO ON UGANDA TRAVEL BAN; I WILL NOT BE SILENCED!
I am in receipt of official communication from the Minister for Internal Affairs for Uganda General Haji Abubakar seeking to ban my travel to Uganda without special clearance from his office.
This draconian veto came just ahead of my trip to Kampala to attend the Kyalenga Festival yesterday. It is a backward and authoritarian response to my unequivocal support for Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi and the young people of Uganda against the tyranny of President Yoweri Museveni.
Honorable Bobi Wine and I remain brothers in ideology and no amount of intimidation will stop us from working together to liberate the people of Africa! I wish to categorically state that General Haji’s ban will not deter me from agitating for greater democratic space in Uganda, Kenya and indeed, the entire continent. I will not falter in my pursuit for respect for human rights and the meaningful involvement of the youth in our nations’ affairs.
The arc of the moral universe may be long but it always bends towards justice. President Museveni must know that nothing lasts forever. He has overstayed his welcome and soon, the popular wishes of the Ugandan people will outweigh his use of force and violence.
I urge the youth in Uganda not to be discouraged from this minor set back, I will come to Uganda whether the guy is alive or dead. We will overcome!
Signed and dated,
Comrade Babu Owino,
MP, Embakasi East and Leader, Youth For Africa Movement
Monday November 12, 2018 - Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, has accused National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, of engineering the humiliation of Deputy President William Ruto when he visited Migori county last week.
Ruto, who was presiding over a funds drive in Migori County, was shocked after local leaders gave his event a wide berth. Only Migori Governor, Okoth Obado, attended his event.
According to Murkomen, it is Raila Odinga who planned the whole thing in order to embarrass the DP.
"Raila talks of having embraced democracy and peace yet he bars leaders, especially from Kisumu, Siaya and Migori, from attending Ruto’s development tours," Murkomen said on Sunday.
"We ask him to be a statesman and allow ODM leaders to interact with Ruto and everyone else," Murkomen added.
Ruto, who began his tour in Homa Bay on Sunday, was snubbed by all area lawmakers before the same was witnessed in Migori where only two of the eight lawmakers joined him.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - Most Kenyans were stranded on Monday morning as some Matatu operators kept their vehicles off the roads fearing arrests in the wake of the implementation of the famous Michuki rules.
The Matatu strike inconvenienced many Kenyans who had to either walk or dig deeper into their pockets to use taxis.
This lady who happens to be a student took to twitter to complain about the strike but she wasn’t ready for the replies.