Tuju dares Tanga Tanga; Gold, Dam probe in Dubai; & Jubilee chocking devolution

Esther Arunga
Esther Arunga and her husband Quincy Timberlake


Good morning,

This might not be a good morning for the family of former Journalist Esther Arunga, who is staring at a long time in jail after confessing to lying about her son’s death.

With more than 20k searches on Google in the past 24 hours, Arunga is definitely a subject of interest and we will bring you further updates.

Here are the stories making Headlines on Opera News:

Tuju Fires Back at Ruto

JP secretary general Raphael Tuju, President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto address the media at State House, Nairobi.

Embattled Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has fired back at Deputy President William Ruto’s camp, saying he is working for President Uhuru Kenyatta. Tuju has been accused of leaking Jubilee Party’s secrets to ODM leader Raila Odinga. Ruto took to social media on Sunday wondering how the SG of a ruling party would also be the chief strategist of the main opposition leader.

But Tuju has now hit back in an exclusive interview.


Haji, Kinoti in Dubai for Dams and Gold Scandal

DPP Noordin Haji and DCI George Kinoti will lead a team of top security officials to Dubai as investigations into the famous Arror and Kimwarer Dams scandal and the Dubai gold scam take centre stage. The dams and gold scandals are some of the most daring fraudulent activities to have happened on Kenyan soil.

In the dams scandal, the government paid more than Ksh 25 billion which disappeared into thin air as there is nothing to show for it. The gold scandal saw a Saudi Royal lose more than 400 million shillings. Both deals involved politicians and we hope the trip will yield some answers.

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Jubilee Govt to Blame for Cash Standoff 

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto

Governors are justified to demand more money.

The problem is that we devolved many functions, but we have a national government that is not willing to let resources to follow the devolved functions. They want to retain more resources in Nairobi. Counties require these monies not only to run those ministries but to carry out development work.

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Former TV queen Esther Arunga is facing 25 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder on Monday. Arunga admitted that she lied to the court over circumstances that surrounded her son’s death in 2014. Her husband Quincy Timberlake is said to her murdered their child by hitting him with a blunt object. In our interactive segment this morning we ask, can you defend your spouse at the expense of your child?

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