Week’s Wrap Up! How Week 2 In February Has Been

Almost calling it a wrap for the month of February with less than two weeks ahead.

The week has had every sort of activity the better part being Mzee Moi’s historic funeral, to end with excitement brought about by Valentine’s day.

The week began by the remains of the late Mzee Moi lying in state at Parliament where President Kenyatta led the nation in paying last respects to the late second president.

His memorial service followed where mourners and luminaries from within and without the country graced the service at Nyayo Stadium.

Moi’s journey on earth had its end on Wednesday, February 12 when he was laid to rest at his Kabarak home, Nakuru County.

It is also in the week that we had the tale of a 76-year-old Nathan Ambuti who cycled from Kakamega to Nakuru to attend Moi’s funeral. He covered a distance of 233 km arriving in good shape and health, that paving way for his unforeseen blessings, thanks to Governor Sonko.

Ambuti was on valentines gifted a motorbike and posho mill by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who termed him a patriotic Kenyan for having cycled such a distance regardless of how tiring and exhausting it may have been.

Cabinet Secretary without portfolio Rafael Tuju was also among the newsmakers in the week after his car rammed into a PSV vehicle when he was heading to Nakuru to attend Moi’s funeral.

The accident happened along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway at Magina area, Tuju being taken to Kijabe hospital for first aid.

The CS who also doubles as Jubilee Secretary-General was later flown to a hospital in Karen where he is still recuperating from.


It is in the week that an MCA from Kiambu was reported to have been found dead in a hotel room in India, where he had been for a trip.

Hon. Cyrus Omondi, the MCA for Kahawa Wendani died under unclear circumstances with his family already suspecting there could be a foul play in his untimely demise.

Cyrus Omondi , Center.

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa was also arrested in the week by DCI detectives who presented him to the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road for interrogations regarding some fraudulent dealings with a government ministry. Echesa will be spending the weekend while being held by the state as investigations into the allegations go on.

Rashid Echesa

Also in the week, Kiambu Governor James Nyoro denounced the appointment of Caroline Ndung’u into the office of the Deputy Governor after initial reports had suggested so. The governor said he was still in consultation and would only come out with a nominee after the consultations.

Caroline Ndung’u

The week was a blessing one to a young family in Bomet after a 22-year-old mother gave birth to quadruplets at Tenwek hospital. Identified as Faith Chepng’etich, the young mother could not hide her joy after safely delivering the bundle, who the doctors at the hospital are having a close look at.

Faith Chepng’etich.

To close the week was valentine’s celebrations when couples in relationships shared bliss moments to celebrate love. The day which always comes on the 14th day of February every year was observed the world over, couples choosing different methods to mark the day.

Valentine's Day

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