It remains a big question of who Samia Suluhu, the President of Tanzania will choose as her deputy after being sworn in as the 6th President of Tanzania after the demise of their President John Pombe Magufuli.
Samia Suluhu AKA Mama Samia who is now 61 is a good adherer to the Tanzanian culture.In 2015, she was elected as Magufuli’s running mate and got re-elected in last election year alongside Magufuli during the general election.
Inspite her being a Muslim, it is expected of her to choose a Christian as her deputy as it has been the trend in Tanzanian leadership history.
By history, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere was the Prime Minister of then Tanganyika before he became the President.He was a Christian and was succeeded by Ali Hassan Mwinyi-a Muslim.
Mwinyi ruled for 10 years then was succeeded by Benjamin Mukapa, a Christian who served for a dacade and later passed on last year.Mukapa was then succeeded by Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete-a Muslim who after then handed over to the now late President John Pombe Magufuli- a Christian.
Suluhu too is expected to follow the soot being the only female political head of the government in Tanzania and in extension the President to have his deputy a Christian in order to balance the rich history between Muslims and Christianity
Thousands of families in Kibos, Kisumu County received a rude shock when they were forced to spend their night in the cold as their houses were being demolished on Friday night.
Many of the residents were displaced and had nowhere to go.
The Kenya Railway bulldozers moved in to demolish various houses that belonged to the Kibos residents. This was done on Friday night and by dawn break thousands of them had no alternative.
Demolition was done under strict supervision of the police officers who were lobbing teargas canisters to disapprove the families who earlier pleaded with the government to spare them since they had no alternative apart from their homes.
The property that were destroyed during the demolition is of unknown value. The victims have moved to the court appealing with the National government to resettle them elsewhere.
Kenya Railway is said to have given the Kibos residents a notice before to vacate so as to allow for the construction of Nakuru- Kisumu railway line.
Tokyo Japanese woman named Yumi Yoshino who is 48 said she hid the mother’s corpse in a freezer in her apartment for 10 years.She told the police that her reason for doing so was that she feared eviction in case the death was discovered.
The woman was held on a suspicion of abandoning and hiding a female body found on Wednesday in a freezer in Tokyo apartment.
Yoshino said that after finding her mother dead 10 years ago, she hid the body because she didn’t want to move out of the home they shared with her mother.
The mother who was thought to be aged 60 at the time of death was named on the lease of the apartment in a municipal housing complex.Yoshino had been forced to leave the apartment in the mid January after failing to pay the rent then the cleaner discovered the body in a freezer hidden in a closet.
An autopsy could neither determine the cause of the woman’s death nor the time while there were not even a single wound on the frozen body.
The police said that the body had been bent to fit in the freezer. Yoshino was later arrested in a hotel in the city of Chiba,near Tokyo on Friday.
As clock ticks towards 2022, political parties are reorganizing themselves in preparation for the general polls. So is ODM that has begun the search for its presidential candidate.
The big question however remains , is Raila the best bet for the Orange party? The dilemma comes at the backdrop of several other politicians within the same outfit expressing their interest in the top seat with Raila staying mum on whether or not he will be vieing.
Among the leaders within the ODM party who are eyeing the same seat include Governors Wyckiffe Oparanya(Kakamega), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia).
All of them will have to battle it out with Mr. Raila to fly the orange flag.Nevertheless , all the leaders that have expressed interest have not demonstrated aggressiveness if campaigns are anything to go by.
To get the ODM party ticket , interested candidates will have to part with a non-refundable ksh 1,000,000.
The party’s secretary general issued a directive to the national elections board to “immediately begin the process of identifying the party’s presidential candidate for purposes of the 2022 election by inviting those interested to express interest” while talking to journalists last week.
Other qualifications include being life members of ODM, Kenyan citizens registered as voters and must also satisfy all qualifications of being elected as a member of parliament.
The party expects to receive applications from interested candidates by 26th of February.
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