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Biwott’s Death, Embattled Joho, IEBC Gymnastics and many more: Your Morning Briefing; Wednesday 12th, July 2017

Good morning and welcome to our first edition of Your Morning Briefing. Here are the news’ headlines that you need to read as you begin your day.

  1. Total Man’s Death- Kenya Mourns another Fallen Hero

Hon. Nicholas Kipyator Biwott, a Moi regime powerful politician collapsed in his house in Nairobi and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nairobi Hospital. His long political career and successful businesses earned him a slot in the Billionaires’ Club. Credible sources indicate that Biwott could switch cars in a single trip between Nairobi and Naivasha (at least three times). Biwott also used to serve food for himself and amazingly, he always picked his plate. Another controversial thing we know about Biwott is that he never carried a mobile phone despite being involved in so many business dealings.

2. Achana na mambo ya suti– P.K takes his campaigns to Mwiki 

Peter Kenneth is now a political orphan (no offense). P. K has been making controversial statements against his rivals. In his campaigns in Mwiki, yesterday, P.K claimed that Kidero is planning to sell the Nairobi Water Company. While warning against people voting using the 6-piece approach, P.K shouted Achana na mambo ya suti” several times. Kenneth also promised to fix alarms to water systems to curb illegal connections that result in water loss in the distribution process.

3. Embattled Joho? – Mombasa Luos endorse Wiper’s Omar

In what was seen as an act of betrayal, Luo leaders in Mombasa endorsed Hassan Omar as their preferred Gubernatorial candidate. This move was the least anticipated since ODM’s incumbent Governor, Hassan Joho is keen in defending his seat and is fiercely pushing for Raila’s win in the forthcoming elections.

4. IEBC Gymnastics- “Don’t waste our time, lets chill in court”

A lot is taking place in Anniversary Towers, and every time an IEBC official claims that the institution is ready to conduct elections, they punctuate their statements with hints that speak otherwise. Only a day ago, IEBC appealed against the High Court cancellation of the Al Ghurai ballot printing tender, yet the Commission is committed to having the job done in time- This clearly doesn’t add up.

5. All eyes on Nairobi as the “Wild” athletics edition for juniors is set to begin today

The World IAAF Athletics Championships for the under-eighteens is set to begin today in Nairobi. The championships will take place in Kasarani Sports Center and will run for 3 days. Tickets go for Ksh. 200 (regular), Ksh. 500 (VIP), and Ksh. 1,000 for VVIP. (The Nairobi Observer will cover this event extensively).

Thanks for taking your time to go through these headlines. We are keen to sample today’s happenings and report to you tomorrow, same time, same place. If you have a story that you’d like to share with us, please email the details to editor@nairobiobserver.com.

Your Morning Briefing is sponsored by Boyani Fashion.

 

The author is a writer and contributor at The Nairobi Observer. He is also the founder and author of Shark Freelance: A blog that details step-by step tips for freelance writers and internet entrepreneurs.
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