A Week in a Minute: 7 Trending Stories That Made The Headlines...

A Week in a Minute: 7 Trending Stories That Made The Headlines This Week


We are on the first Saturday of a new month after a week that can be termed full of surprises.

The levels in the political arena seem to keep rising with every passing day marred with drama, unexpected announcements, and sheer embarrassing moments.

As we move into a new week, we take a look at the stories that kept us glued to our screens the past seven days:

Ruto Snubs Uhuru’s Event

Deputy President William Ruto was missing in action at the Covid-19 conference.

Ruto was expected to be in attendance at the function alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Deputy President William Ruto at a past function

The seat allocated for the DP was later on removed after the arrival of Uhuru.

Reports emerged that the second in command allegedly declined to attend the ceremony.

Additional information claimed that the move by DP Ruto was due to how he was snubbed during the Coronavirus fight.

Uhuru Opens Bars

President Uhuru during his 12th National address finally headed to the cries of bar owners.

He ordered that despite the opening of the joints, they would have to observe all the restriction measures.

Uhuru further extended the curfew period from 9 pm to 11 pm with bars and restaurants required to close by 10 pm.

The Head of State further extended the nationwide curfew by 60 days.

Ruto Rides a Wheelbarrow

DP Ruto was back in the spotlight after holding a meeting at his Karen home days after missing Uhuru’s event.

The Jubilee party official met with a group of women and youths where he gifted them wheelbarrows.

DP Ruto being ‘driven’ in a Wheelbarrow

To cap off the forum, the ‘man from Sugoi’ was ‘driven’ in a wheelbarrow minutes after participating in a dance challenge.

Victor Wanyama-Socialite Drama

Kenyan footballer Victor Wanyama made the headlines after he announced that he would sue a socialite spreading fake news about him.

A lady identified as Shakilla had come out through an Instagram video to claim that she has slept with Wanyama.

The ex-Tottenham midfielder blasted Xtian Dela for providing coverage to the lady to spread the malicious information.

Victor Wanyama during a past match in Tottenham colors

Shakilla, who is a teenager, during the interview with Dela, further proclaimed that she had slept with 14 other celebrities.

Vera Gets Engaged

Nairobi Businesswoman Vera Sidika finally left the singles club after saying yes to the man of her dreams.

Vera Sidika at her workplace

Through a social media post, the socialite announced to her fans that she got engaged to singer Brown Mauzo on her birthday.

She flaunted her expensive-looking engagement ring for her fans to drool at.

Mauzo further confirmed the news through a heartwarming birthday post.

Despite the excitement from her followers, a section of them seemed not convinced on whether the whole thing was real or a stunt.

Vera was accustomed to pulling off stunts during her last relationship with Kenyan singer Otile Brown two years ago.

Trump and Melania Test Covid-19 Positive

US President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump tested positive for Coronavirus.

US President Donald Trump with First lady Melania Trump

The two were diagnosed with the disease hours after Trump’s aide Hope Hicks was also stated to have contracted the virus.

The president and his wife informed the media that they had already gone into quarantine and would make a quick recovery.

Concerns were raised over the state of health of his rival for the top seat Joe Biden after being involved in a presidential debate days before the predicament.

Despite the alarm raised, it was confirmed that Biden had tested negative for the disease.

Ruto Banned from Jubilee Headquarters

DP Ruto looks like a man under siege after new orders were given against him by the Jubilee Party.

DP Ruto at a past event

The former URP leader found himself on the wrong side of Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju after visiting the ruling party’s headquarters for the second time in a span of two weeks.

Ruto had used the venue to hold a closed meeting with some party members, a move that did not go down well with the party officials.

Tuju through a press briefing noted that the deputy president was barred from accessing the offices at the Pangani based building.

According to the former Rarieda MP, the party will not tolerate the usage of the offices for 2022 campaign meetings by Ruto.

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