KENYANS CRY FOUL OVER SH 10K DINNER WITH LUPITA

10155000_10153021265133111_4986774632335633452_nLupita’s homecoming has been very much anticipated in the country after she became a Hollywood star.

News of her finally visiting Kenya in July, just like Obama should therefore have really excited Kenyans however, Lupita is now causing a stir on social media, actually trending on Twitter following the circulation of a poster to a dinner event titled; An Evening With Lupita.

The exclusive event, whose proceeds are said to go to the aid of protection of elephants, is scheduled to go down on the 2nd of July at the Luxurious Vila Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi and the tickets are going for sh 10,000.

Now Kenyans, who have either purposely or just out of sheer ignorance overlooked the good cause behind Lupita’s dinner are not amused with the sh 10,000 charges and  are finding it hard to understand they will have to cough with so much just to dine with her.

Below are some of the views shared on social media;

“My people suffer for lack of knowledge”. I am sure most of you who are angry about “Dine with Lupita for Ksh. 10,000″ did not even know why the 10k was being paid. This is ‘an exclusive gala event in aid of the protection of elephants”. This is a charity event. You are not paying Lupita the 10k to see her, sawa? So stop being ignorant and pull down your rants.” Posted  Fredrick Ombako on Facebook.

MasterSteve: The painful part is that they attach Lupita with Saving the Elephants…you are being robbed by force…

CarolRadull: Then they really should not have title the event: “An Evening with Lupita.” Just mention her as guest of honour.

CikuMuiruri: I get confused sometimes by Kenyans. You are not paying 10k to meet @Lupita_Nyongo. You are donating 10k FOR the conservation of elephants.

BettyWaitherero: Wait. Si Lupita is an actress? Will she be acting… whats the 10k for?

OliverMathenge™:  Eeeeh. Ati mnalipa 10K to have dinner with Lupita? Badala muwekee wazazi stima with the new subsidized KPLC payments.

 

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FBI DANCE GROUP SET FOR THE HIP HOP OLYMPICS IN SAN DIEGO

FBI Dancers to represent Kenya in USA

FBI Dancers to represent Kenya in USA

Kenya’s FBI dance group is raising the country’s flag high on international dance platforms.

After being crowned winners of the world dance competition Faites Danser Le Monde in France on Thursday, where the group was the only dance crew from Africa, FBI is set to grace the Hip Hop World Championships in San Diego, CA.

The “Olympics of Hip Hop” is expected to draw over 3,500 dancers from more than 50 nations and according to FBI, San Diego is the ultimate destination for any dancer in the world and the crew is excited to be the only team representing Kenya.

GARISSA ATTACK

During the “Faites Danser Le Monde” competition in France, FBI dancers presented an emotive dance to tell the story of the Garissa University terror attack, an incredibly moving piece which reduced the audience to tears.

FBI dance group was formed in 2006 by a group of young boys from Majengo, who were then students at Jamuhuri High School. The group maintains that it now comprises of 10 members but the main are seven, namely; Fredrick Milanya, Ramadhan Nyachio, Ezra Njagi, Kennedy Mutembei, Justus Mtua, Simon Janaj and the only girl in the team Kibibi Tajiri.

What started as a hobby has now blossomed to a full time career for the dancers who are now the most sought are after dance group both in the local entertainment and corporate scene where the group pockets an average of Sh70,000 per show.

 

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RUTO HITS BACK AT TINGA OVER WESTON HOTEL

Ruto hits back at Raila over Weston Hotel

Ruto hits back at Raila over Weston Hotel

Deputy President William Ruto has hit back at CORD leader Raila Odinga alias Tinga, over his recent remarks on Weston hotel.

Ruto claims that Raila has no moral authority to question the validity of the hotel since it was built in Lang’ata constituency when Mr Raila Odinga was both the Prime Minister and area MP.

“For the record Weston was not in Ndung’u Report nor the many Orengo cancelled. It was built in Langata over 10yrs when Tinga was area MP& PM,” Ruto tweeted.

The popular Ndung’u report details numerous cases of public land illegally allocated to individuals.

Raila had on Monday asked President Uhuru to have Weston hotel demolished and its owners prosecuted if at all he is committed to the fight against corruption.

He had also called for the suspension of Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru over the fraud scandal at the National Youth Service.

“Demolish all structures erected thereon and initiate the prosecution of the owners of this property,” Mr Odinga had demanded.

RUTO ADMITS TO OWNING A STAKE IN WESTON HOTEL

The controversy surrounding the Weston hotel, which has been linked to DP William Ruto, came to the public limelight early this year when the hotel grabbed a playground belonging to the neighbouring Langata Primary school.

The land on which the hotel is built is also reported to have been grabbed from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

Early this month, in a talk show in Citizen TV, Ruto admitted that he owns shares in the Weston hotel but refuted claims that the land its built on was grabbed.

“We bought the land legally and the documents are there to prove it,” he said, adding that there are people who are just out to tarnish his name.

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KENYANS TAKE TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONDEMN KIBERA HOOLIGANS

Kibera youth destroy NYS projects

Kibera youth destroy NYS projects

Kenyans took to social media yesterday under the hashtags  #Kibera  and  #NYSTransformation to condemn residents of Kibera for the uncouth and uncivilized behavior that they demonstrated yesterday after a group of marauding youths set ablaze projects initiated by Devolution CS Ann Waiguru through the National Youth Service (NYS).

The youths, who were demonstrating against Waiguru,  torched clinics, toilets and vandalized water tanks and blocked major roads leading to the slums.

The vandalism came a day after a group of other youths took to the streets in a peaceful demonstration in support of Waiguru, after she’s been put on the spotlight over corruption allegations at NYS.

RAILA CALLS FOR WAIGURU’S SUSPENSION

CORD leader Raila Odinga and a section of the civil society has been demanding for a proper investigation on an alleged scandal involving some Sh800 million and all the resources spent in the NYS projects,.

Raila dared president Uhuru to suspend Devolution CS Anne Waiguru’s in order to pave way for investigations into the fraud scandal at the National Youth Service. He also said the Weston Hotel, linked to deputy president William Ruto be demolished and its owners charged in court with corruption.

FRAUDSTERS

In her defence, Waiguru said that she’s actually the one who called for an investigation into the NYS after fraudsters logged into the government electronic system and attempted to steal Sh826M through fraudulent payments.

She however maintained that not a single cent had been lost at the Sh17 billion-funded NYS.

Below are some of the tweets by Kenyans on twitter over the saga;Sangbusienei :#NYSTransformation 2 demos were unnecessary, why demo when a leader is asked to be probed and why destroy useful facilities in retaliation?

Boniface Mwangi: Advice to 
#Kibera protestors,burn what you bring to a protest. We burn stuff in demo’s,stuff that we bring.
  
Atemah Gor: The projects being initiated by @NYS_Ke in #Kibera are vital integral ingredient towards human development. #NYSTransformation
Mtendawema :Remember when #Jokisumo looted/burnt supermarkets only to wake up jobless? #Kibera just did that…. No clinic/toilet.
Tim Njiru: We’re back to flying toilets and NGO’s purifying their Money in#Kibera.
SamGichuru: Kenyans suffer from a very special kind of poverty #Kibera 

 

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KENYA SHINES AT WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

630x355Despite the numerous travel advisories that have cast a dark shadow at Kenya’s tourism industry, the country continues to be a favorite safari and beach destination as witnessed during the  22nd World Travel Awards (WTA) where Kenya emerged as a big winner.

Kenya’s tourism facilities scooped nine awards in various categories during the gala event held at the Kempinski resort in Seychelles, which was attended by players of the tourism industry from across the globe.

The country’s Tourism Board (KTB) led the pack by defending its title as Africa’s leading tourism board for the fourth year in a row

The popular Maasai Mara Game Reserve was voted as Africa’s leading National Park with Diani beach was acknowledged as Africa’s leading beach destination.

Twiga Tours was crowned as Africa’s leading luxury safari destination as well as Africa’s responsible tourism company.

Enashipai Resort in Naivaisha was crowned as Kenya’s leading spa while Nairobi Serena scooped two awards; Kenya’s leading business and also the country’s green hotel.

Carlson Wagonlit topped as Kenya’s leading travel Management Company as well as Kenya’s leading travel company.

According to Commerce and Tourism Principal Secretary Dr Ibrahim Mohammed who had attended the event, the outstanding performance by the industry will go a long way in building the country’s brand equity and called on the players in the sector to continuously improve on their service delivery.

“Hospitality industry has to keep pace with the changing needs of clientele and therefore a need for constant improvement of product and services. These awards Kenyan travel trade has received today are a demonstration of improvement in services,” he said.

The World Travel Awards aims to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

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