Former Youth Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo with ties to major corruption scandal died at Nairobi Hospital.

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Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo

Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo who had major ties to Governor Anne Waiguru and knew much about who were the forces behind the scheme in which millions of shillings disappeared in Nairobi died recently under controversial circumstances.

Odhiambo died on Tuesday morning January 8th 2019 at the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit after a long battle with cardiac ailments.

According to close sources, in 2018 October, Odhiambo went to India to replace his pacemaker that had been implanted under the skin to help manage irregular heartbeats.

He returned to Kenya in November but his body developed more complications that led to his admission to hospital.

Odhiambo resigned from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund in March 2016 after being accused of allegedly misappropriating Sh180 million at the kitty.

In 2016, a driver for the Youth Enterprise Development Fund was killed in a mysterious circumstances in Mombasa.

He was facing charges alongside the former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye who has also passed on under unclear circumstance.

During their trial in June 2017 they lodged fresh protests over documents that were allegedly not supplied to the court to support their case.

Their lawyers said certain documents that may boost their defense had not been supplied to them.

They both denied charges and were granted a million bond with surety of a similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh2 million.

Namuye was later found dead in her Kileleshwa home on October 4 after collapsing.

Neighbours said they heard screams and when they rushed to check they found her on the floor foaming at the mouth.

In less than 48 hours, Namuye close friend and Human Rights lawyer Eva Achieng Ayiera was found dead in her house in Kileleshwa Nairobi. Their circumstances of their deaths remains suspicious to date.

A few weeks later, Mr. John Kithome Tuta of Kenya who was appointed as member of the AU advisory board on  and whose role was to review issues of this nature, died mysterious after a short illness in Nairobi on 28th December, 2017. He was laid to rest on Saturday 6th January, 2018 at Muvuo Village, Mulala Ward of Makueni County.

Legendary music producer Bruce Odhiambo who played a major role in the saga was on Saturday the 19th of January laid to rest in Koru, Kisumu County in a casket that was donned as a piano as shown in the pictures below.

The former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chair who died on January 8 was laid to rest in an event attended by the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief, Raila Odinga.

Without the major witnesses in one of the major heist in Kenya’s history, the money trail of the scheme will remain cold with the beneficiaries of the scheme out there!

May God bless Kenya!

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the Nairobi Baptist Church during a requiem mass for Bruce Odhiambo

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Who killed Mr. John Kithome Tuta after his appointment as member of the AU advisory board on #Corruption?

26221155_1175544199243654_2673902076119080201_o.jpgMr. John Kithome Tuta of Kenya who was appointed as member of the AU advisory board on  died mysterious after a short illness in Nairobi on 28th December, 2017 and was laid to rest on Saturday 6th January, 2018 at Muvuo Village, Mulala Ward of Makueni County.

It is of serious and grave concern that the killing of politicians has “become a permanent feature” of the political landscape in Kenya, and the slow pace of police interventions in curbing political violence is worrisome.

Top legal professionals, colleagues, friends and family members of the former Director for Legal Affairs in the Office of the Attorney General  and Department of Justice, Mr John Kithome Tuta paid glowing tribute to him during a solemn requiem mass held on Thursday 4th January, 2018 at the St. Paul’s University Chapel. However, since his passing, questions remained.

Addressing the congregants, the former Attorney General Hon. Githu Muigai praised the late Tuta as “a great brilliant mind who made an immense contribution in the fight against corruption in Kenya,”  Saying Mr Tuta was instrumental in the drafting of several Bills and amendments to other anti-corruption frameworks, the Attorney General condoled his family noting that the legal fraternity and indeed, the Government, had lost a dedicated, hard working public servant.

Speaking in the same function, Makueni County Governor Professor Kivutha Kibwana was said to have described the late Tuta as his foster son who was a ‘background person and foreground intellectual’.

The late John Tuta was survived by two sons, Jose Maria Tuta and Louis Mbondo Tuta by the time of his death.

Major heist in Nairobi 

A few weeks before his death, a major heist took place in Nairobi which was global in nature involving National Youth Service (NYS) funds. It emerges that, late John Tuta was aware of the problems and he might have been caught in between the major players who were highly connected as he was trying to help. Human Rights lawyer Eva Achieng Ayiera found dead early Monday morning  in her house in Kileleshwa Nairobi in one October 2017 was counsel to Former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye. Both were found dead in similar circumstances in the same neighborhood. Eva Achieng Ayiera dead body lay beside her seven-month-old baby who appeared traumatized beside her dead mother.

In a trend which has become too familiar under Uhuruto regime in Nairobi, these circumstances remains very suspicious given the kind of relationships they had with Anne Waiguru and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Corruption continues to spin out of control in many ways in Kenya. This was a topic dear to late John Tuta by the time of his death and he might have been targeted due to his expertise and high level connection he had at the global level.

May he rest in peace. rest

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Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana pays tribute to the late John Tuta during a mass at the county on January 4, 2018. /COURTESY
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Kibwezi West Patrick Musimba sharing a moment in the school compound of Kiliku primary during the burial of John Kithome Tuta who was the head of the legal affairs department in the office of the Attorney General before his demise after a short illness. PHOTO BY MUTUA KAMETI

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Sequence of events of terrorist attack in Dusit hotel Nairobi

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Unknown gunmen believed to be terrorists touched down in Nairobi to undertake an operation at the 14 Riverside park in Nairobi.

HERE IS THE FLOW OF EVENTS:
3:48PM: Suspected terrorists arrive at dusitD2 Hotel on Riverside Drive, Nairobi in a silver 5-seater hatchback and walk toward security officers at the hotel’s gate, where they throw an explosive at the security agents.

3:50PM: A loud bang resembling a grenade explosion is heard, with black smoke swelling and rising up into the air.

3:55PM: Three vehicles on fire spotted at the scene.

3:58PM: DCI George Kinoti and team arrive.

4PM: Social media awash with claims of occupants trapped in dusitD2 saying the facility is under attack. Armed law enforcement agents arrive at the facility.

4:05PM Rescue mission underway as a man sporting a red T-shirt and black pair of trousers is seen being moved away, with a gunshot wound in the back. He is bleeding profusely.

4:11PM: Students from Nairobi University, who reside in the nearby Chiromo hostels, are ordered to vacate the premises.

4:20PM: Those injured taken to Aga Khan Hospital.

4:25PM: Ambulances with sirens arrive at scene.

4:25PM: Recce squad security officers advance into the hotel to try and neutralize the attackers.

4:30PM: Kenya Airforce team arrives at scene.
4:33PM: Firefighters arrive
4:36PM Recce officers gain access into the building.

4:40PM: Citizen TV reporter Francis Gachuri says 6 gunmen spotted by security agencies.

4:45PM: Abbas Gullet, the Kenya Red Cross Secretary General, is seen entering the dusitD2 premises.

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(OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – The Cars – Magic

Magic” is a song performed by the American rock band the Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, released in 1984. It was released as a single and reached number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The track was written by Ric Ocasek and produced by Robert “Mutt” Lange and the Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

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Eliud Kipchoge’s Ommision From Presidential Awards List Angers many Kenyans Globally.

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Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon on September 24

The latest Presidential Awards list has elicited different reactions from netizens from around the country.

Featured in the list were top governors, senators, and MPs. Kenyans took to social media to congratulate the recipients while some questioned the criteria the president used to compile his list.

One major omission, however, has not been received lightly by Kenyan who condemned the missing of the marathon world record holding athlete Eliud Kipchoge’s name in the awards list.

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Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon on September 24

Kenyans expressed that Kipchoge, who has had quite a successful year in his Athletics career deserved to receive the Elder of the Golden Heart Award (EGH) for flying the Kenyan flag high.

Kipchoge has received two presidential awards so far, the Chief Order of the Burning Spear(CBS) and the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW).

He wowed the world this year after breaking the Marathon World Record during the 2018 Berlin Marathon in September.

On December 5, 2018, Kipchoge bagged the prestigious male World Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2018 male World Athlete of the Year.

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Eliud Kipchoge

Kenyans globally felt that Kipchoge deserved the presidential honour more than some of the politicians listed by President Uhuru.

Another personality who evidently missed in the list was Makueni Governor, Kivutha Kibwana.

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Makueni Governor, Kivutha Kibwana.

Sources, however, clarified that the governor was the holder of the highest Presidential honours for his rank, the Elder of the Golden Heart. However, there was no proper excuse to overlook Eliud Kipchoge.

The most prestigious award, the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart (CGH), is mostly awarded to presidents with Uhuru Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki being among the few accorded the honour.

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Reactions to Eliud Kipchoge missing in the Presidential Awards list has been swift on social media.

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Reactions to Eliud Kipchoge missing in the Presidential Awards list has been swift on social media.

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Reactions to Eliud Kipchoge missing in the Presidential Awards list has been swift on social media.kipchoge_reaction3.jpg

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Nkulee Dube – Love The Way

Her name is Nkulee Dube, and she carries two storied legacies on her shoulders. She’s now the country’s biggest reggae star — and the daughter of the man sometimes dubbed “Africa’s Peter Tosh.”

“When I travel around the world, people are like, ‘We are just happy there is someone taking over, putting on your dad’s shoes,’ ” Dube says. “I’m like, ‘What? I cannot put on those shoes. They’re very heavy!’ ”

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