Aisha Jumwa Remanded Over Murder Case

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has today been remanded in custody until Thursday 22nd October 2020 when she is expected to plead to murder charges over a shooting incidence that left a man dead during the October 2019 Ganda by-election.

According to the Director of Public prosecutions, the remand of Aisha Jumwa is to allow mental assessment and pre bail report to be carried out before plea taking.

Last week Mombasa Regional Head Alloys Kemo approved murder and assault charges against the Malindi MP and her co-accused Geoffrey Okuto Otieno. The two have been detained at Port Police Station in Mombasa County.

48-year-old Ngumbao Jola was shot dead during a fracas that ensued when Aisha Jumwa and her supporters allegedly stormed the home of Reuben Katana, who was the ODM candidate,  in the by-election to stop a gathering that was taking place at the time.

Corruption

The Malindi MP is also facing corruption charges. She was in August this year summoned by a Mombasa court to plead to four corruption charges.

Among the accusations is a conspiracy to steal Sh19 million meant for the Constituency Development Fund.Ms Jumwa also faces a conflict of interest, money laundering and acquisition of proceeds of crime charges.

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Award Winning Film “Softie” Starring Boniface Mwangi set to Premiere in Kenya

By Winnie Kabintie

Softie, a film based on the life of renowned political activist Boniface Mwangi is set to have its Kenyan premiere on October 16, following it’s international premiere in January 2020 at the Sundance International Film Festival in the US.

The film, which revolves around Boniface Mwangi’s activism, political ambitions and conflict with family, has already won several awards and received great reviews, following it’s screening at prestigious film festivals across the globe.

The film won a special jury prize for editing during it’s premiere at the Sundance festival and also won Best Film at the Encounters International Documentary Festival in South Africa.

Softie also won Best Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) 2020, an award that has qualified the film for consideration for the Oscar documentary shortlist for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

PLOT

The film chronicles a 7 year journey beginning with chaos filled street protests and culminating in Boniface’s decision to run for a political seat in his old neighbourhood Starehe. He soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. His wife, Njeri, has long been silent in the background. The decision to run put her and the family on the spot. This brings forth a central question that many of the world’s brightest and most effective changemakers have had to ask Themselves, ‘What comes first – family or country?’

Softie is directed by director and producer Sam Soko and is his first documentary.

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Sincerely Daisy, Kenyan Film Premiers on Netflix to a Great Reception

Sincerely Daisy

Sincerely Daisy, a feature film directed by popular actor Nick Mutuma, premiered on Netflix on October 9, making it Kenya’s first feature film to have its premiere on the popular streaming site.

The film, which revolves around the story of “Daisy”, played by Ella Maina, has since been trending on number one in Netflix, in the Top Kenyan Films Category.

Sincerely Daisy premiers on Neflix just weeks after another Kenyan film, Poacher, had its premier on the on-demand video platform, becoming the country’s first short film to premier on Netflix.

Disconnect, by Tosh Gitonga is also coming to Neflix on October 16, 2020.

Plot

Sincerely Daisy revolves around a young girl called Daisy, who seems to have secured her future after excelling in her final year of high school.

Things however, take a turn for the worse when she realizes that her dreams of studying abroad could be shattered because her family cannot afford to pay for it.

Coupled with life’s challenges, this realization sets Daisy off on a downward spiral of unfortunate events that test her relationship with her family, boyfriend, and friends.

Cast: Ella Maina, Mbeki Mwalimu, Sam Psenjen, Jackie Matubia, Muthoni Gathecha, Foi Wambui and Brian Abajah.

The film’s trailer was released on September 2, 2020, building so much anticipation among Kenyans and judging by the feedback shared on social media, Sincerely Daisy has not disappointed.

Below are some of the views shared;

Dennis Itumbi, HSC: Well done,
@nickmutuma and the entire cast of #SincerelyDaisy – well Scripted, well-acted, well done. Just watched the movie on @Netflixand I am reminded of the eternal truth, there is a place for the Creative Economy in Kenya. 
 
Mary Muriithi: I enjoyed the film.Real talent.
@EllahMaina is a great actor. She has a really cool dad. The shosh is extra. I loved Lisa.shes the real #BFF. And the tears were infectious!! #SincerelyDaisy #SupportLocal.
 
Tosh Gitonga: The most important thing to do despite the circumstances is simply to do.. I am very proud of
@nickmutuma and His Team… Take this win and let it propel you further.. The world is your stage.. #SincerelyDaisy #Netflix #PremieresToday!
 
Milkah Wainaina:I have thoroughly enjoyed this movie #SincerelyDaisy Kenya to the world

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Schools to Resume on October 12, Magoha Announces

Pangani girls

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced that  Schools will officially re-open on Monday, 12th October 2020  for  Grade 4, Class 8, and form four learners.

Magoha also said that candidates will be sitting for their  KCPE and KCSE exams in March 2021.

KCPE exams will reportedly start on March 22, 2021, and end on March 24, 2021, while KCSE exams will start on March 25, 2021, and end on April 16, 2021

Parents and a section of leaders have criticized the decision saying it’s rushed and both schools and parents are not prepared.
Senator  Mutula KilonzoJRPublic Schools are not prepared to handle students. No funds have been disbursed to schools since March this year. No school( particularly boarding schools )will in the next 7 days procure the sanitizers and other requirements. Some decisions are too grave to be rushed!
KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H : I have a child in class 6&another in Grade 4 what’s the logic of taking the grade 4 chap to school on Monday while the older one is at home. Didn’t the President say we shall first establish “HOW”&TOGETHER agree “WHEN”?When did the TOGETHER meeting take place? Did I miss a memo?
Patrick: Quite a short notice, confused government.

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World Champion Eliud Kipchoge Dethroned, Brigid Kosgei Retains Title

Brigid Kosgei wins London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge’s reign as King of the London marathon came to an end on Sunday, after he lost the race, finishing eighth ( 2:06:49), the second slowest time of his career.

Ethiopia’s Kitata won the race in two hours, five minutes, and 41 seconds with Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba finishing second at two hours, five minutes, and 42 seconds.

Kipchoge attributed the loss to a hearing problem but was quick to add that it’s sports and winning and losing is part of it.

“After 25 kilometers my ear blocked and it couldn’t open anymore. But this is how sport is, we should accept defeat and focus for the winning next time. Thanks for the support,”. Kipchoge said in a tweet.

Kipchoge was beaten for the first time since he came second in Berlin in 2013.

Brigid Kosgei Wins London Marathon

Defending champion Brigid Kosgei is the 2020 women’s London Marathon winner. She crossed the line in 2:18:58.

world champion Ruth Chepngetich finished third in the race after America’s Sara Hall who came in second at 2:22:01.

 

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