They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and truth is, the President John Magufuli two kids appear to have taken after both their parents. A few days ago we introduced Magufuli’s daughter Jesca who looks like her daddy; and thanks to Juma Lokole we now have the first son’s photo too.
As revealed by the popular gossip monger, Juma Lokole; he says that the family speech (during Magufuli’s burial) was read by the president’s son who is known as Joseph Magufuli. He represented both his mum, Janeth and their sister Jesca – now that he is head of the family.
Although the picture shared by Lokole is not so clear; one can’t help but see the resemblance between the young man and his mother. To introduce him to the world, Lokole captioned the post;
MTOTO WA RAIS MAGUFULI _
Joseph Magufuli mtoto wa Dkt.Magufuli ndie ameongoza familia kutoa heshima za mwisho
Finally Laid to rest
Having died while still in office, their was no other way but to move the late Magufuli’s lifeless body from one county to another; to give citizens an opportunity to bid their loved president goodbye.
After a tiresome week, Magufuli was finally laid to rest on Thursday, 25 March as revealed. It is indeed a big blow to the Bongo nation – but all in all – this too shall pass.
Days after Tanzania president John Pomber Magufuli appointed Diamond Platinuz’s ex-lover Jokate Mwogelo as the new Kisarawe Provincial Commissioner, the online space has been buzzing with congratulatory messages and, trolls.
Some Kenyans and Tanzanians decided to mock Mwogelo after the appointment with many using her relationship as reference that she doesn’t deserve the post.
Tanzanian government, however, isn’t having that anymore and has now threatened to arrest any citizen mocking the new commissioner. Jokate’s appointment came as Magufuli’s government reshuffled some of its District and Provincial leaders.
Jokate also dated singer Ali Kiba. After the appointment, she confessed her journey hasn’t been easy in an Instagram post.
Singer Diamond Platnumz is currently in the US for tour but is still monitoring everything happening at home. The Tanzanian singer is on his “A Boy From Tandale” album tour but took time to send a special message back home after Tanzanian acquired their first state owned jet.
Taking to social media, Diamond sent a message to President John Pombe Magufuli for the big move saying that travelers have been getting a hard time while jetting out the country.
Here’s what he said:
“Super Proud of my President and My Government….Binafsi ilikuwa inaniumiza sana kuona nchi yetu inakosa kuwa na Shirika lake lenyewe la Ndege… Walau Leo hii nasi tumepata cha kujivunia mbele za watu, na naamini huu ni mwanzo tu Mengi yako njiani….Wasiopenda kufanya kazi na Kulipa Kodi ndio watalalamikia Uongozi wako maana wanataka vya Ubwete, au Maisha ya Mkato.. ila mie binafsi nafurahishwa na Uongozi wako maana sio Mtu wa Ahadi, Ni Mtu wa Vitendo, yaani Unalolisema Unatekeleza haswa….Na nchi Haiwezi Kujengwa Bila Kuwa na Pesa, na Naamini moja ya njia kuu ya Nchi Kuingiza pesa ni kupitia Kodi” wrote Diamond.
Na Naamini pengine WaTanzania wengi mwanzo walikuwa wavivu wa kulipa kodi maana walikuwa wanaona Kodi zinalipwa ila vitu vinacheleweshwa kufanyika nchini, halaf wanaishia kutambiwa na kuletewa Dharau na Watoto wa Viongozi Mtaani…ila kwa Speed Hii Mpya naamini kila Mtanzania atakuwa na Moyo na Furaha ya kulipa kodi kwasababu Sasahivi spidi ya Utekelezaji imeongezeka, na kila mtu anaona waziwazi na Watoto wa Viongozi skuizi Tunaheshimiana, No Kunyanyasana!!!! Wakinyanyasa mtu ama kuleta dharau za vitambo kujifanya wanachezea ela, Wazazi wao fasta Wanatumbuliwa…..Na hii ndio Tanzania tunayoililia siku zote, Yaani Tanzania ya Kwetu Sote….. Shukran sana Mr President Chama na Serikali nzima kwa ujumla, shukran pia hata Vyama pinzani kwani naamini changamoto zenu ni Mchango pia kwa Serikali Kuzidi fanya Kazi Bora…” added Diamond Platnumz
Brookside Dairy has been blocked from accessing the Tanzanian market a week after Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed with her Tanzanian counterpart struck a deal to lift trade restrictions between the two countries.
On April 24th, Kenya’s Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau announced the ban on gas imports through Tanzania in a bid to eliminate illegal cooking gas filling plants that posed safety and security risks. The PS also imposed a ban on importation of wheat from Tanzania.
Tanzania immediately retaliated by imposing restrictions on milk and milk products and cigarettes manufactured in Kenya.
Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed with her Tanzanian counterpart Augustine Mahiga held talks in Nairobi last week where a deal lifting restrictions was brokered.
But Tanzania made a U-turn a day ago and banned 20 Kenyan companies from accessing the Tanzanian market. The Standard reports that President Uhuru’s Brookside Dairy is among companies that have been slapped with the restriction.
Other companies affected by the trade ban include another milk processor New KCC, cigarette manufacturer BAT, all the cement makers, Bidco Oil Refineries and Vivo Llubricants which markets Shell lubricant brands.
Hostilities between the two countries have been the order of the day ever since Kenya lost bid to Tanzania to construct Uganda pipeline through its land.
With the new restrictions, Kenya stands to lose more since it exports more to Tanzania compared to Tanzania’s export to Kenya.
It’s clear President Uhuru Kenyatta doesn’t know about ‘the art of the deal’, President Magufuli played dirty to win pipeline deal with Uganda when Kenya was almost about to sign the deal with Museveni.
Details of how Tanzania managed win pipeline deal with Uganda came to light during the signing ceremony in Dar es Salaam over the past weekend.
Hoima – Tanga pipeline deal is a bitter pill for Kenyans to swallow because the Uganda oil pipeline deal was supposed to pass through Kenya.
President John Pombe Magufuli revealed that he blackmailed Yuweri Museveni to dump his pipeline deal with Kenya in favor of Tanzania.
Magufuli said that he called Museveni and reminded him it was Julius Nyerere (Tanzania’s founding president) who helped him rose to power and not Kenya. He said that he told the Ugandan president that Tanzanian blood was shed to get him to power and that he should repay Tanzanians with the pipeline deal.
President Magufuli also mentioned that Tanzania offered Uganda a better transit route for general transport than any other East African country.
He boasted of the construction of Tanzanian Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which is far superior to Kenya’s. Magufuli said that their SGR will be powered by electricity and will carry more load than any other in the region. He also stated that their electric trains will travel faster (160km/hr) and that it will connect Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda in a matter of hours.
Well, Magufuli is clearly out to destroy Kenya as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, but can you really blame him? He’s doing everything to benefit his country. It’s time for Kenya to also play dirty for the benefit of our economy.
Watch Magufuli speak about how he won pipeline deal with Uganda in the video below:
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