President Uhuru Kenyatta had another opportunity of meeting President Obama when he visited Ethiopia for the multilateral summit on South Sudan peace process.
President Uhuru had previously hosted Barack Obama for 3 days in Kenya (where he co-hosted the GES Summit with him) and they met again in Addis Ababa where talks are being held to develop counter terrorism measures against Al-Shabab.
The president shared photos of him holding talks in a round table with Prime Minister of Ethiopia and President Barack Obama.
“In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a multilateral summit on the South Sudan peace process and regional counterterrorism measures. This summit is a consultation on how to make progress in the vexing subject. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and I have led talks on restoring peace in South Sudan under the auspices of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD),” President Uhuru captioned.
H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise visit to Westgate Mall a day after it was officially re-opened by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
Nairobi residents had anticipated that the President would officially open the mall on Saturday but there was a change of plans when the Governor made the call of gracing the occassion. With many having moved on with shopping at the mall they were caught by surprise on Sunday evening when H.E Uhuru Kenyatta popped in at the mall with his arm of security men.
As usual the President didn’t forget to show that he is a normal Kenyan when he visited one of the shops and bought a plastic of mango juice. In attendance during the surprise visit was Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Honorable Ferdinand Waititu who was recently voted in as the member of parliament for Kabete.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday morning joined the rest of the country to mourn the sudden loss of renown actor Benson Wanjala who was famously known as Mzee Ojwang. H.E Uhuru Kenyatta mourned and celebrated Mzee Ojwang at the same time by saying that the country has lost a teacher in comedy whose role will never be forgotten.
In a speech shared through his verified facebook account President Uhuru said :
I have learnt with great sadness about the passing of Benson Wanjau, who was better known to all his fans in Kenya and beyond as Mzee Ojwang.
Mzee Ojwang lived a full life of great artistic accomplishment. His role as Mzee Ojwang is unforgettable and iconic. His devotion to that character and role was exemplary. Through it, Wanjau educated, informed and entertained Kenyans with unparalleled dexterity. He taught without sounding preachy, informed without boring anyone, and entertained without becoming trivial.
Wanjau devoted his life to the development of his legendary character and, whether with his troupe or alone, became a much-loved national figure. He also inspired a long line of comedians and actors who seek to replicate his feats. Without a doubt, family television will not be the same without the promise of Mzee Ojwang regaling the nation with his antics.
National holidays will suffer the loss of a long-standing figure of unstinting reliability in delivery. The entertainment industry will grieve a man of simple but ferocious loyalty to his trade, an inspiration and role model to countless aspiring stars, and a pillar of the industry.
Mzee Wanjau, as Mzee Ojwang, was our Nation’s kind teacher and gentle critic. He taught us through his ever-green comedy, that we are never perfect, but that learning from our mistakes and waking up to our folly places us on the redeeming path to continuous improvement. I have been a fan of his since I was a youngster. He showed Kenya how to take itself more seriously by laughing at its own reflection in the mirror of drama which they hold before us. He and his colleagues memorably demonstrated that the finest art and entertainment does not have to shed its social purpose. Rather, it is possible for artists to delve deeper into our condition and strive to help us seek the answers we all yearn after.
He charmed many generations of Kenyans from all walks of life by completely embracing a new ethnic identity and showing that our struggles are not unique, and that there’s much more that unite than divide us. I looked forward to socialising with Mzee Ojwang and other artistes during the opening of the refurbished National Theatre. My sadness is greater for the knowledge that this will not happen. On behalf of my Government and the people of Kenya, I extend words of comfort, encouragement and condolence to the family, colleagues and friends of Mzee Wanjau. A great artist has taken his final bow. We salute him. A legendary Kenyan has gone to rest. We wish him a fitting farewell. May God give you the strength to bear his passing, and may his soul find eternal rest in God’s kingdom.
President Uhuru Kenyatta joined faithful Christians at a mass service where he knelt in prayer to worship GOD. Uhuru Kenyatta who is a catholic by denomination attended the Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kiambu Parish where he led other Kenyans in the service where he later spoke of his current leadership as a christian.
Truly GOD is above all and the president showed that.
The President Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon. Raila Odinga met in Kisumu where they attended the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Kisumu Catholic Arch Diocese. With many of their followers divided by their public comments the two leaders showed that Patriotism is way more important than politics when they graced the occasion at at Uzima University grounds.
President Uhuru stated :
“Addressing the youth who are working in the NYS Youth Empowerment Project at Obunga Informal Settlement while on my way to attend the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Kisumu Catholic Arch Diocese at Uzima University Grounds in Kisumu County.”
H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta pulled another one this weekend when he went to the bush to be served meat in Kajiado county. The President had recently made headlines when he bought a soda drink in Machakos county and it seems his love for normal acts just makes him the coolest Kenyan president in office.
Uhuru Kenyatta had joined the Maasai leaders and community members at Illaiserr Manyatta in Kajiado County to witness the ordination of Kupere Ole Metui as the Iltuati Age Group Leader. In a statement he shared the president said :
“Let us reinforce positive cultural practices. Our Constitution requires that our cultures and traditions should be supported and it is important for us to support the Maasai culture. I called on Maasai leaders to ensure that those participating in cultural rites should also get education.
Tradition does not mean ignorance. Tradition and education go hand in hand. Those who are brought up without a strong foundation do not become useful members of society.
On Wednesday 27th May will be a day that will be remembered as that day when the President visited a shop to buy a soda. That would have probably taken over the headline of any any newspaper but before the whole excitement was over the First lady also pulled a first when she used a traditional grinding stone to grind Millet.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta joined Mrs. Phoebe Munya (Governor Peter Munya’s spouse) at Meru Technical Institute Grounds, Meru County where she was presented with a grinding stone to make her hands busy in grinding millet. Happily the first lady took the task at hand and proved that her skills are more than just running in the beyond zero marathon.
H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta made many people talk on Wednesday morning after he paid a visit to a kiosk to buy a soda. Simplicity is what inspires hearts of Kenyans and the President exemplified the heart of humility when he visited a shop in Machakos county to grab something to drink.
H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and Margaret Kenyatta last week hosted Forner USA President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea at State House.
According to a release from the PSCU, the two leaders discussed President Clinton’s projects in Kenya which are centred on agriculture and promoting small enterprises, the Clinton Education Initiative, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI).
H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta joined hands with other faithfuls as he supported GOD’s ministry at Good Shepherd African Gospel Church. The President who is a Christian by birth contributed a total of 1 million shillings for the Bible Translation services that focuses on translating the word of GOD in understandable local language.
The President after donating the amount said :
We must remain united and support one another to build a stronger nation. There is a lot we can do to transform the lives of every single Kenyan.
If you were to look out for your brothers and sisters the way you look out for yourself, not only can Kenya change but the whole world can change.
The word of GOD said : ”
In Proverbs 11:24, we read:
“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
2 Corinthians 9:6 contains these words from the apostle Paul: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
Social/christian artiste Juliani has raised his voice over the current job opportunities that were created by President Uhuru Kenyatta to decrease the rate of unemployment to the youth in Kenya. As a young President Juliani feels that he should offer different opportunities for the youth in Kenya rather than Kazi Kwa Vijana which is not a bad job just to clarify.
Juliani says :
Young Kenyan are really talented. I support my President in his efforts to create employment. Lakini seems the recent plans have been similar na kazi kwa vijana. I didn’t think young people are only capable of “Kazi za mkono” we have ideas, we have solutions!
Let the government create alternatives, enabling environment, build infrastructures, young people with drive, ideas and hardwork can easily be prosperous.
The youth have ideas and the government needs to be at the fore front to offer opportunities that will be in line with those ideas. This is not new as even former president Mwai Kibaki did the same for the youth while the Chinese constructors were constructing the Thika super highway.
The loss of Fidel Odinga, Raila Odinga’s first born son has grabbed headlines for the last 24 hours after he passed away at his home in Karen after a night out with his friends. With the cause of death not clear as per now it must be hard for the former prime minister to easily accept that he will not see his son again and the president as a friend decided to visit him to console him.
The President who has been seen as a major political rival of Raila decided to show what stands between politicians when there is no politics and its Love.
The president posted :
Consoling former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, his wife Ida Odinga and widow of the late Fidel Odinga, Lwam Getachew Bekele, when I paid them a visit at their Karen home.
H. E President Uhuru Kenyatta has shared a message of condolence to the the family of Hon. Otieno Kajwang after he passed away on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“It is with utter shock and deep sorrow that I have learnt of the sudden death of Senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang. Senator Kajwang’s death is not only a big blow to his family but also to the people of Homa Bay County and the whole country which he served with commitment and dedication first as a Member of Parliament, a Minister and a senator. I will always remember Senator Kajwang as an eloquent debater, a patriot and a nationalist. Indeed, it is hard to comprehend how the cruel hand of death has so suddenly snatched Senator Kajwang from our midst. He was an energetic, jovial and an extremely pleasant person to deal with. The death of Senator Kajwang reminds us of how fickle human life can be. It is, therefore, difficult for anyone of us to find the right words with which to express ourselves at such a sad time. In this difficult time of mourning, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Senator Kajwang’s family, relatives, friends and the people of Homa Bay who he served diligently.
I pray the Almighty God gives you all the strength and courage to bear the tragic loss. May the Almighty God rest his soul in everlasting peace.” President Uhuru shared.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) spokesperson Philip Etale confirmed the death shortly after midnight. He said via the phone that the Senator had died at Mater Hospital in Nairobi where he had been rushed.
THE POINT :
We will miss the Senator for his political prowess and for his family we keep them in our prayers.
How long we live in this world is never known but we just need to live right and Keep Jesus in our hearts.
What message do you have for the family of Otieno Kajwang ?
How much more surprises are we expecting for Shiru Wa GP?
News just in is that H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta has donated a whooping 1 million shillings for Shiru Wa GP as she continues to collect money for her medical fund. Yesterday evening Kameme listeners contributed 5.2 million shillings for Shiru Wa GP and now the President has added his contribution to it to mark the total contribution to 6 million shillings.
This is GOD for sure looking at what Shiru Wa GP went through having just lost her new born baby barely a month after he was conceived. A week later her other baby was in hospital admitted at Mp. Shah with all this going through her head. It was too much.
But GOD has a way of working through men and the contribution of the President has confirmed that.
Njogu Njoroge who called for contributions for the artiste confirmed the news by posting :
“After President Uhuru was declared President elect, i interviewed him on air on Kameme Fm.He concluded by requesting a song “Ni kuri Ngai Matuini (There is a God in Heaven) by Shiru wa GP..And this morning President Uhuru Kenyatta donated KShs. 1 million towards her medical fund.Surely, there is a God in heaven.(Total collection Kshs. 6.2 million”
News that broke yesterday was that elected Gatundu South MP had passed on after collapsing at his home in Runda. The Gatundu South ,p by the name Joseph Ngugi had taken the position that was filled by the H.E Uhuru Kenyatta.
On his official tribute message the president said :
“Today I paid a visit to the home of the Late Joseph Ngugi Nyumu where I condoled his wife Joyce and son Kevin for their tragic loss. May God grant them Peace and Comfort during this time of grief.”
The first-time MP collapsed in the bathroom of his house and was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was been moved to Lee Funeral Home.
So are dreams valid no matter where you are from? This is probably applies to the dream of this young child who tried to take a photo of the President and his wife while at their visit in Ethiopia.
The President and wife met with Kenyans living and working in Ethiopia on Thursday evening as he listened to their experiences and addressed them on what the Government will do to improve their stay abroad.
In the same visit he met with this young children and one of them made his visit a memorable one. The Baby was given a phone and tried to take a photo of the president of Kenya.