The late Laikipia Senator Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki has been mourned as a seasoned politician and a firm believer of family, education and religion.
During his funeral service at St Andrews Church Nairobi, members of his family said the late Senator was sensitive to the plight of individuals who crossed his path or made his acquaintance.
His son Robert Kariuki said GG as he was famously known, the national patron of the National Taekwondo Association invested in education because he had a difficult upbringing which made him drop out of school.
“After failing to continue his education due to lack of fees he was hired as a pig attendant but fired for agitating but did not give up, my father is the oldest Doctorate candidate to graduate from the University of Nairobi at the age of 78,” he said.
The late politician’s completed his PhD studies at the university’s Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies this year.
He also had a Diploma in National Security from the Centre for Strategic Studies in Galilee, Israel.
He was a minister in the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Moi regimes and the only MP in Kenya who served in the first Parliament.
The politician was first elected to Parliament in May 1963 and served uninterruptedly for 20 years before losing in the 1983 snap elections.
He will be buried in his Rumuruti home, Laikipia County on Friday.
Some of the government officials who attended the service include Laikipia governor, Youth CS Sicily Kariuki and Jane Kiano, wife to late minister Dr Julius Gikonyo Kiano.
-The Star: William Mwangi
Veteran politician Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki, popularly known as GG, died on Thursday night.
Kariuki, who was Laikipia Senator, died at Nairobi Hospital. He was 78.
Sources at the hospital said he suffered septic shock and did not give more details.
The politician served the public under all the four presidents Kenya has said.
He was minister in the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Moi regimes and the only MP in Kenya who served in the first Parliament.
The politician was first elected to Parliament in May 1963 and served uninterrupted for 20 years before losing in the 1983 snap elections.
Kariuki will also be remembered for conducting civic education after the launch of the 2010 constitution.
He moved from village to village in the entire county educating the people on its contents.
Last year, Kariuki indicated he would contest for his seat and resign midway but he was trounced during Jubilee party primaries by John Kinyua.
He is the second leader to die in office in Laikipia, after Ephraim wachira who was majority leader in local assembly. Wachira died on December 12, 2015.
Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua died aged 64 at a London hospital on February 24.
So the other day I wrote an article about the first daughter-in-law Fiona Achola Ngobi Jomo and I was attacked left right and center especially on Twitter for referring to Achola as the future first lady.
Well, the I did not mean any harm. But what will happen if one-day Achola becomes the first lady? Will you withdraw your comments or you will crucify me again?
Anyway, Achola is a simple woman despite all the wealth. But some of you have been hating on her because she is too classy to be your girlfriend.
Anyway, here are the differences between Achola and your girlfriend.
1. Her dress code is very simple
They say simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and I agree with that. She is never on top of trendy fashion as some struggling lasses who dress ‘perfectly’ to please people.
Fashion never fades and Acholah/ understands that well.
2. Team natural
While your girlfriends are busy exchanging weaves every week, Achola is a natural woman. She prefers a simple life. She braids her hair. She has a unique hairstyle, mohawk which is easy to maintain. Achola also doesn’t apply make up or if she does, she applies very little, unlike your girlfriends who apply layers of heavy foundation that leave them looking like dead people who have just resurrected.
3. Doesn’t walk around with chokers
Nairobi girls will be the end of us. Most of them jump on trendy fashion without even knowing what to wear, where and when. We have seen many walk around with chokers that leave them looking like confused puppies.
4. Fake nails
Most of the so-called ‘classy’ city girls are so fake. From hair to toe, some of them walk around with fake bums just to leave Team Mafisi turning their heads. They will flock beauty parlors so as to have artificial nails fixed and later flaunt on Instagram videos and Snapchat.
5. She is not on social media
You are married to makanga/tout yet you give us sleepless nights. What about if you were married to a rich kid? Unlike your girlfriends who flood our timelines with hundreds of photos and videos from a road trip to Machakos or a retreat to Rongai, Achola is very mature and we haven’t seen her exhibit such bad peculiar behaviors. Achola hatusumbui Instagram with captions such as; ‘woke up like this, slaying, lipstick on fleek, penda wewe sana Jomo/Nina (in-law) etc.
6. Accepted a traditional Kikuyu wedding
If she was another lady, she would have asked for a million dollar wedding then leave you barely six months after marriage.
So stop hating! Achola is a simple woman just like our female leaders; Uhuru Kenyatta, Janet Museveni among others.
By now you must already know that Ghost is a sharp dresser as Gidi and, at times, Bramwell Mwololo, keep complimenting him on his dressing.
Be it official, casual or sporty wear, Ghost is one person who knows how to keep it simple and smart.
Today was no different as he showed up at work with a leather jacket that left Bramwell envious.
Not one to lack something to say when complimented, Ghost bragged to Bram that his leather jacket is actually known as a “20th October Jacket” in tribute to the Late President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta who was fond of leather jackets.
Being the patriot that he is, Ghost added that he definitely had to get one for himself. Below is a photo of Ghost in his 20th October Jacket.
Radio Jambo will be broadcasting live from Kisumu on Friday and Mbusii & Lion can not wait to get there and meet with their lakeside fans.
The two have been to Kisumu before and even met the governor, Jack Ranguma, over a bowl of porridge and the two can not wait to sample the best that the city has to offer as, apart from entertaining fans, they look forward to visiting places such as Nyalenda, Kit Mikayi and Lwagni beach.
Watch the video below for their message to the people of Kisumu. Rastaman aboooooow!
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri. | image source: the-star.co.ke
Member of Parliament for Bahati Constituency in Nakuru County, Kimani Ngunjiri, has said he will bite off fingers of Parliamentarians who speak ill of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
“I will bite off someone’s finger in Parliament if they mess around with the President and the Deputy President, because they are great people,” Ngunjiri said when he was speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta Secondary School during the launch of free internet at the school on Tuesday.
Speaking of the free internet project at the school, Ngunjiri said parents will no longer spend money for e-learning at the school.
“The entire syllabus will be uploaded on the internet, which will save parents from buying textbooks,” Ngunjiri said.
Also at the event was Information Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’i, who was the chief guest. Matiang’i reaffirmed Jubilee commitment to empowering the society through information.
– The STAR
Judy Beth Andiego (left) with a friend. | image source: facebook.com/andiego.beth
A fourth-year Actuarial Science student at JKUAT university went missing on Saturday.
Beth Judy Andiego, 22, was last seen at about 11.30am at the school, when she left for choir practice at Christ is the Answer Ministries in Buruburu.
She was dressed in a kitenge skirt with a black blouse, and was carrying a brown hand bag and a red back pack, her mother Atieno Otieno told The Star on phone on Monday.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts should report it to the police or call 0722 317474, 0703 201224, 0722 363837.
– The STAR