John De’Mathew dies in an accident; Raila’s 2022 secret plans confuse NASA, Jubilee; Fire burns down Githurai market

Good morning,

It is a dull cold morning today, it seems the weather has mirrored the mood of a majority of Kenyans. It is like being a Kenyan should be considered one of the 1000 ways to die. A few weeks ago, NTV exposed how supermarkets have been selling us toxic meat. #RedAlert was so alarming to a point most Kenyans chose to go the vegan way.

But it seems being a vegetarian is also not safe. Another story on NTV has revealed how we are consuming vegetables and fruits grown using polluted water. #ToxicFlow exposed how farmers are irrigating their plants with polluted water from the Nairobi River. Where are we headed as a country?

Away from the pollution, the long-awaited census will begin this week. President Kenyatta had given us a holiday and then revoked his decision a few hours later. We don’t know if this had something to do with his recent trip to Jamaica.

It has been an eventful weekend, full of political drama, all of which was covered by Opera News. We hope you enjoyed

Here are the stories making headlines this morning;

Benga musician John DeMathew dies in road crash

John DeMathew.
John DeMathew/ PHOTO COURTESY

We start our day with sad news. Kenyans are mourning the untimely demise of celebrated Benga musician John Ng’ang’a, alias John DeMathew. He perished in a tragic accident on Sunday evening. The accident happened near Blue Post Hotel in Thika.

Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu said Demathew’s car rammed into a lorry. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Thika Nursing Home.

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Raila Jolts Jubilee, NASA with 2022 Secret CardĀ 

Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (Amani), Raila Odinga (ODM) and Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) after signing the Nasa agreement on February 22, 2017
Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (Amani), Raila Odinga (ODM) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) after signing the Nasa agreement on February 22, 2017

Raila Odinga has threatened to sue the nation newspaper over an ‘erroneous’ story they wrote about him being in the race for the 2022 Presidency. While the former Prime Minister has not declared his interest, his action point to a man who has set his eyes for Statehouse.

This has not gone down well with his allies in the NASA coalition. Both Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka shelved their presidential ambitions to support Raila in 2017. The former Prime Minister said he had only one bullet remaining, it is not clear where he has gotten a spare bullet. Is it from the handshake or he didn’t use the one in 2017 (remember he didn’t vie)

In Jubilee, Deputy President William Ruto said that he does not have a problem competing with Raila in 2022.

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Huge Fire Razes Githurai Market

A fire on Monday morning broke out at Githurai 45 Market near Riflo Industries in Nairobi.
Fire Razes Githurai 45 Market/ PHOTO COURTESY

Traders in Githurai 45 market are counting losses after a huge fire razed down the market destroying property worth millions on Monday morning. According to details, the fire started at a timber and furniture yard.

According to Kenya Red Cross, response teams have been dispatched and were trying to contain the fire by we wrote this. Motorists who use the busy Thika Super Highway reported a huge traffic snarl-up.

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Kenya’s political divide is torn between the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the Punguza Mzigo (PM) one. Do you believe any of these campaigns/drives will benefit the common Mwananchi? Have your say.

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