Nurse Who Gave Birth in ICU Dies of Covid-19; Awori Family Raises Sh800m to Bail Out Wakhungu & Raila Allies Invade DP Ruto’s Home Turf to Seek Support

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Remember when former Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner, Roselyn Akombe, announced that she had gone into exile in the United States?

In their usual fashion, Kenyans on social media trolled her, accusing her of being an attention-seeking drama queen who wanted to reap fame out of the assassination of her former colleague at the Commission, Chris Msando.

Akombe has been every now and then reminding us that justice needs to be done for the late Msando and his family, but it is not until Sunday that her trollers began taking her seriously.

Apparently, Kenya’s sweetheart at IEBC during the electioneering period in 2017, ex-CEO Ezra Chiloba, threatened Akombe over her willingness to spill the beans on the circumstances surrounding the former IEBC ICT manager’s death.

According to a screenshot of an email shared by Akombe, “Chilo-bae” warned her that “our silence is not your license.”

What does that even mean? In the email allegedly from Chiloba, Akombe was also warned against attempting to re-write history.

They say that where there is smoke there is fire, and Chiloba’s no-comment-response, when asked by The Star for his side of the story, tells a lot.

As we wait to see if Akombe will drop another bombshell on what really happened to Mr. Msando, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Nurse Who Gave Birth in ICU Dies of Covid-19

The late Marion Awuor

As the world continues to initiate a spirited fight in coming up with a vaccine that will see the Covid-19 pandemic contained once and for all, Kenya has lost its second health worker to the pandemic.

A 32-year-ole nurse Marion Awuor from Rachuonyo Sub County- Hospital who had tested positive to Covid-19 a fortnight ago succumbed to the virus on Sunday.

She is the same lady who was reported to have delivered her firstborn baby while in ICU at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

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Awori family raises Sh800m to bail out jailed Wakhungu

Grace Wakhungu

The larger Awori family has raised a whopping Sh800 million in a bid to secure the freedom of one of their own, Grace Wakhungu, who is serving time in jail over corruption.

But the family of her co-accused, Sirisia MP John Waluke, has not been as lucky, with sources revealing that they had only managed to raise Sh250 million out of the Sh727,725,562 million fine imposed by the anti-corruption court during the duo’s sentencing on June 25.

The court had jailed Waluke for 67 years in default of the fine.

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Raila Odinga’s allies invade William Ruto’s home turf to seek support

Raila Odinga and William Ruto share a handshake

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has moved in on Deputy President William Ruto’s home turf in a bid to get as many supporters from the vote-rich region as much as possible.

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya hosted a delegation of ODM party leaders from West Pokot county at at his Likuyani home in Kakamega county on Sunday, August 2.

According to the ODM deputy party leader, the political outfit had launched a strategy to reclaim its support from in the region just like it was in 2007, as reported by Daily Nation.

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As Senate converges once again this week to debate the County Revenue Allocation Formula, do you think a final decision will finally be reached, or will it end in a dead-lock again?

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