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Plot to isolate Ruto intensifies – Weekly Citizen

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DP William Ruto

The international community is reported to be having keen interest on the political development in Kenya where William Ruto appears to be a outsider in government as opposition chief Raila Odinga assumes a central role at State House.
Recent warnings by the newly appointed US ambassador to Kenya Keyle McCarter that corrupt Kenyans will not be allowed to step on the American soil notably coincided with the State House move to cancel Ruto’s trip to the United States.
Ruto was set to fly out of the country for an extensive tour of US and Canada perceived as a strategic rebranding mission to establish backings in influential foreign capitals ahead of 2022 elections.
Surprisingly, the trip which had factored in a large entourage of top officials from the DP’s office and a host of the so-called Tanga Tanga MPs was put to a stop at the eleventh hour following instructions from above.
For starters, a longstanding cold feud between Ruto and Internal PS Karanja Kibicho degenerated into a public spat when Ruto confronted Kibicho at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as they waited to welcome back Uhuru Kenyatta from Rwanda.
Ruto and his team had complained that the PS was behind a series of frustrations the DP was facing in the government by starving him financially and security wise to covering his functions across the country.
Ordinarily, for a whole DP to cry foul over being mistreated by a junior officer in his own government is a clear indication that things are not normal.
Weekly Citizen has established that the DP is also a bitter man after Kibicho, as the accounting officer, refused to authorise cash to facilitate his functions locally and abroad and has vowed to cut the DP down to size ahead of 2022 elections.
However, observers strongly believe that Kibicho was only acting as the messenger of Uhuru who has frequently issued harsh warnings to his renegade deputy against early political campaigns at the expense of development projects.

Karanja Kibicho

Intelligent political scheming by powerful forces within State House have badly exposed Ruto as a man at war with key Uhuru ministers and other top investigators including DCI George Kinoti and Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
Tellingly, the scheme is working so well against Ruto and keen analysts are quick to point out that the DP is jumping from a frying pan to real fire day by day ahead of the next presidential duel which has formed to be between him and a candidate from Kieleweke team.
Prior to an open war with Kibicho, Ruto and his allies had loudly complained that Haji and DCI boss were Uhuru’s errand boys positioned to frustrate his presidential ambition in the name of fighting graft.
In retaliation the DP and his allied who felt that the war against corruption was targeted at them sponsored a bill to clip powers of the two top sleuths in the fight against corruption.
The Anti-Corruption Laws (Amendment) was sponsored by Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro a close Ruto allied and a host to Murang’a prayer rally that Uhuru cancelled at the eleventh hour.
Weekly Citizen had been informed that Ruto and his allies were planning to turn the event into a political platform to announce what was to be called ‘Murang’a declaration’.

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Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro

Consequently Ruto could have been declared and anointed Kikuyu community preferred presidential candidate in 2022 and that is how the intelligence advised Uhuru to cancel the gathering.
What annoyed Uhuru is that, Ruto was to visit his home turf to popularise his own presidential ambition when Uhuru and Raila had been postponing Central Kenya visits due to unfriendly ground.
Imperative to note the anti graft pair, George Kinoti and Noordin Haji in unexpected public sparring with Kenyan second in command responded by a vow not to slow down their fight against graft adding the war was not targeted at any particular individual for Ruto and his allies to panic.
Currently, the DP and his Tanga Tanga team are embroiled in a fresh fierce war with the Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and a plot has been hatched to impeach the latter.
The scheme has ignited a political storm in the country with allies of Uhuru and Raila daring Ruto’s camp to bring the censure motion.
Ruto team is determined to package the fight against Matiang’i as a war against corruption by citing his alleged involvement in the gold scandal and the Ruaraka land saga which took place when he was in charge of Education ministry.
But according to keen observers Matiang’i was being targeted by allies of the deputy president following a notion he was the chief engineer of current political bewilderment facing Ruto.

Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Fred Matiangi

This coupled with a new idea that Matiang’i could be a surprise presidential candidate in 2022 general elections seems to have seriously provoked the DP whose boss has decided to maintain silence in his frequent wars with junior officers in the jubilee administration.
Ruto’s evident trouble with Matiangi stems back to when President Kenyatta announced the Interior CS as the super minister, instantly overshadowing Ruto who had increased his tours across the country in the name of launching projects.
The move prompting speculations that Uhuru was keen to hand over power to a person with qualities to unite Kenya and put the country on a growth trajectory.
In the rise and rise of Matiangi, the CS is charged with chairing and coordinating the powerful National Development Implementation Technical Committee that comprise all Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney General and the Head of Public Service secretariat



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Garissa unable to pay inherited bills – Weekly Citizen

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Garissa governor Ali Korane has said paying contractors with outstanding bills by the end of this month will not be possible.
Korane said his administration inherited a Sh4 billion in outstanding bills from the previous regime which is about 50pc of total budget to the county.

Governor Ali korane

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The governor said that despite the huge bills that his administration inherited, there is no infrastructure on the ground to reflect the same.
Korane added that his administration had to suspend its taskforce after the government took charge of the exercise.
The governor said even if it will be established that the projects are genuine, they will have to be budgeted for again.
Korane who has time and again lamented over the huge debts his administration inherited from the previous regime urged all those with pending bills to be patient and allow his administration to verify the projects awarded.
During former governor Nathif Jama’s administration, the contractors clashed on several occasions with his administration over nonpayment of pending bills.



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English premier league transfer news – Weekly Citizen

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Arsenal

Out

Aaron Ramsey ( Juventus ) Free, Petr Cech (Retired), Danny Welbeck (Released)

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Released), Cohen Bramall (Released), Charlie Gilmour (Released) and Julio Pleguezuelo (Released)

Aaron Ramsey agreed to join Juventus (Image: AFP)

Chelsea

Out

Gary Cahill (Released), Todd Kane (Released), Rob Green (Retired), Kyle Scott (Released), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) – £90m,Ola Aina (Torino) – Undisclosed and Fankaty Dabo (Coventry) – Free

Eden Hazard gives a thumbs-up (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Leicester City

Out

Shinji Okazaki (Released) and Danny Simpson (Released)

Okazaki won the Premier League with Leicester in 2016 (

Liverpool

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Daniel Sturridge (Released), Alberto Moreno (Released ), Adam Bogdan (Released) and Connor Randall (Released)

Sturridge celebrates Champions League victory (Image: PA)

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Manchester City

Out

Vincent Kompany (Anderlecht) – Free, Patrick Roberts (Norwich) – Loan, Tom Dele-Bashiru (Released) and Aaron Nemane (Released)

Vincent Kompany has become player-manager of Anderlecht (Image: NurPhoto via Getty

Manchester United

In

Daniel James (Swansea)- Undisclosed

Out

Ander Herrera (Released), Antonio Valencia (Released) ,James Wilson (Released), Matthew Olosunde (Released),and Regan Poole (Released)

Ander Herrera’s contract at Manchester United has expired (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur

In

Kion Etete (Notts County)- Undisclosed

Out

Dylan Duncan (Released), Michel Vorm (Released), Charlie Freeman (Released),Tom Glover (Released), Connor Ogilvie (Released), andJamie Reynolds (Released)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In

Raul Jimenez (Benfica) – Undisclosed andHong (Yeovil Town)  – Undisclosed

Out

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) – Undisclosed ,Joe Mason (MK Dons) – Free Michal Zyro (Released) Carlos Heredia (Released) Ben Goodliffe (Released) Aaron Hayden (Released) Diego Lattie (Released) Enzo Sauvage (Released) and Christian Herc (Viktoria Plzen)- Loan.



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Newly released Sony Xperia 1 smartphone breathtaking – Weekly Citizen

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The Sony Xperia 1 is a solid improvement on most of Sony’s recent smartphones – it has a few mis-steps and annoyances, but it’ll be of  interest to many. It was announced on February 25 and released in May 29.

The Xperia one also known as J9110, is a dual nano sim smartphone that stands tall above

the rest. Its signature feature is the extra-tall, 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio and 4K resolution. It is also the first Sony flagship phone to feature three rear cameras:12MP  super wide-angle camera, a12MP telephoto camera for zooming, and 12MPmain camera for every-day use. The powerful Snapdragon 855 ticks on the inside next to a 3330mAh battery. Its OS Android 9(pie)

The pros of this phone over others include the 6.5 inch display,high quality triple cameras, high quality audio as it has 24-bit/192kHz DAC and Dolby Atmos sound , good connectivity(LTE, Wifi 5,NFC,Bluetooth 5.0)

Other features include fingerprint side-mounted, huge 6 GB RAM, and choose between 64GB and 128GB storage expandable to 1TB via sim slot2

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The battery life is good, that is,3330 mAh(24.8h 3G talk time, its lightweight  and thin (178g), waterproof, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor and many others.

Based on the camera properties and the video technology applied  it is worth noting that its  aimed at movie-makers, with a specific movie creation app and range of settings for optimizing viewing(Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing).

Having mentioned some features and still many more, definitely this brilliant phone has a high  price of Ksh109,000.00 online.

Overall the phone is beautifully designed , fast and of good quality.



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