The Kenyan social and political scene has not been short of drama this week and PunchOnPress takes a look into the weekly news. These are the summary of the Kenya weekly news that made headlines.
Trevor Ombija and Robert Alai clash over clubs issue.
Drama ensued across social media particularly Twitter this week as blogger cum MCA Robert Alai engaged in an online battle with Citizen TV news anchor Trevor Ombija. Trevor who is also co-owner of Samaki and Samaki club was frustrated at the Kileleshwa MCA’s continued fight against clubs in the ward. Ever since being elected to the county assembly Mr. Alai has been keen to ban clubs operating in residential arears.
In a video that circulated online Mr. Ombija was seemingly suggesting that they could soundproof the houses of the people who were complaining of the noise. Mr. Ombija went on to explain that he had consulted with the residents who had no issues apart from one particular person who was still adamant for personal reasons. Mr. Ombija highlighted that the said person was still holding grudges because the Monday Report TV presenter refused to give them a landscaping job.
Questions have been raised if the issue of the clubs is about the noise or the moral decay that it causes in residential arears.
Ida Odinga bodyguard shot dead in Kisumu.
Barack Oduor, bodyguard to Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s wife was shot at Victoria Gardens Club in Kisumu on Friday. Mr. Oduor was shot in the head and in the leg
The issue of conflict has not been thoroughly ascertained though it is widely speculated that it was because of a woman that led to the whole melee. It is alleged that one of his aides was engaged in a love triangle with the suspect.
Mr. Oduor apparently was trying to calm an ensuing situation when he was disarmed by the suspect and shot three times. Police are still carrying out the investigation to ascertain the root of the matter. Ida Odinga has not commented on the issue until now.
Fuel Prices reduced by Sh. 1
In the never ending cost of fuel saga, President Ruto has reduced the cost of fuel by just a shilling. The move is seen as controversial by a large chunk of the population as it is considered a brain game by most citizens.
Petrol is to retail at Sh. 178, Diesel at Sh. 163 and Kerosene at Sh.146.
Amin Ibrahim appointed the DCI boss.
Following the resignation of former DCI boss George Kinoti, President Ruto has on appointed Mr Amin to the controversial post. Amin has beaten competition from nine other candidates shortlisted by the National Police service to clinch the post. Mr. Amin is the current head of internal Affairs at the National Police Service.
World Mental Health day observed.
Monday 10th was the world Mental Health awareness day where people from around the world made efforts to create awareness on the same. The voice on mental health is growing day by day and we at PunchOnPress have a soft spot for mental health. Here are some of our articles about mental healthhttps://punchonpress.com/category/health/mental-health/
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