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Shrewd Ruto dumping embattled Waititu – Weekly Citizen

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In a series of high octane events reminiscent of the proverbial beginning of one’s end, panic has gripped Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu’s executive after detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission summoned one of them to record a statement over graft.

Now Deputy President Wiliam Ruto has decided to dump Waititu.

Keen observers will agree before his current tribulations, Waititu was a key face in Ruto Tangatanga rallies across the country.

But recently he was missing in action during Ruto visit in Nyandarua and Nairobi Riruta area.

To complicate matters for Waititu was the recent heckling of the governor at a function. Governor Waititu was humiliated after angry traders heckled him over failure by the county government to build Githurai 45 market. The traders accused the governor of failing to fulfill his promise to build the market if elected after the 2017 polls.

Ruto and Waititu in Githurai

By last week, facts were emerging that William Ruto had called Waititu and told him to remain silent in both local and national politics.
Ruto had been advised by his strategists that befriending Waititu was becoming counterproductive and was costing him the populous Kiambu vote bloc.
It must be noted that when Waititu was linked to corruption by senators, Ruto came to the governor’s defence. Then even when he was arrested, the DP’s scathing attack on the Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission and the Directorate of Public Prosecution for witch hunting came home telling. Waititu has been loyal to Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid as other members of Tanga Tanga group have been falling along the road side.
An insider with Tanga Tanga told Weekly Citizen that Ruto was specific that Waititu is loyal to him during their meetings but was of the view that the governor has to keep off his meetings. “What happened to Waititu at Githurai 45 shocked Ruto the way President Uhuru Kenyatta was shocked when then governor William Kabogo was heckled in front of him ahead of 2017 general elections,” divulged our source.

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Insiders say, Waititu is not eager to defend his seat 2022 and Ruto will be forced to shop for another face. The DP may decide to engage Kabogo or Senator Wamatangi or Waititu deputy James Nyoro.
Kiambu politics, the hometurf of Uhuru, is leaning towards Ruto and the way the DP plays his cards will help him consolidate his status in the region. Analysts say that Ruto’s strategists should reach out to current MCAs and those politicians who lost.
Waititu has been creating a barrier by sidelining those not allied to him. Ruto should engage Kigo Njenga who lost Gatundu North seat, Karungo wa Thang’wa former MP and of course Kabogo, political pundits say.
Also being blamed for Ruto’s dwindling political fortunes in the county is Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa. Already, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria once associated with Ruto camp has deserted. Other MPs from the area are Mburu Mwangi (Lari), Peter Mwathi (Limuru), James Kamau (Kabete), Paul Koinange (Kiambaa), Jude Njomo (Kiambu), Gabriel Kago (Githunguri), Simon Ng’ang’a (Ruiru), Patrick Wainaina (Thika Town), Francis Waititu (Juja) and Annie Wanjiku (Gatundu North).
The women rep is Gachomba wa Muthoni who does not see eye-t- eye with Waititu. State House is favouring Nyoro in 2022 race to succeed the incumbent whose political star is gradually diminishing after the recent events in his career.



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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.

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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

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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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