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Daily Nation : February 16th 2014
2 Lifestyle top stories cheating calendar Forget Valentine’s, Feb 13 was Mistresses Day YOUR WEEK picture story Sunday February 16, 2014 SUNDAY NATION expenses claim British MP demands to be paid back her Sh7 A British MP was blasted last week for claiming expenses for a 5p (Sh7) pencil sharpener. Ms Emma Lewell-Buck, who was elected South Shields MP in May last year, bought the sharpener for her constituency office, Britain’s Daily Mirror reported. Expenses figures released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show she used public funds to pay for the item. Ms Lewell-Buck justified the spend, saying: “The bulk of costs have been spent setting up the office, on rent, computers, internet access and telephone lines. If I didn’t have those I wouldn’t represent my constituents. But the leader of the political opposition on South Tyneside Council in the UK believes the claims prove the MP is “out of touch with ordinary people”. “I am appalled and disgusted someone who While loyal wives were gearing up for a roman- tic Valentine’s Day night, some of their husbands celebrated Valentine’s Day one night early... with another woman. According to Daily Mail, February 13 has been branded Mistress Day — although it doesn’t appear on the traditional family calendar — for unfaithful British men and their partners in love crime. New statistics reveal that 71 per cent of cheating husbands planned to be with their mistresses on February 13, leaving Valentine’s Day free for a date with their long-suffering wives. For 42 per cent a hotel is booked, while 35 per cent probably took their lovers to the pub for a night out before returning home to their wife. On Valentine’s Day itself, 60 per cent of scoundrels planned to take their wives out for a meal. Traditional diamond jewellery and lingerie are still the most popular gifts for mistresses, while flowers and perfume are reserved for wives. men in hijab IN PROTEST A policeman carries a foam sculpture left in one of the city streets by demonstrators on Thursday. The demonstration titled “State of the Nation” was planned to highlight rising cases of corruption in government, insecurity, unemployment and poverty but police dispersed the protesters before they could achieve their goal. PHOTO | AFP claims to represent ordinary people can act in such a manner as Emma Lewell-Buck has,” he said. Last month, it was revealed that British PM David Cameron had claimed 7p for a bulldog clip. Bizarre delicacy in Nigeria cannibal caterers You’re not women enough for this team Four members of the Iranian women’s foot- ball team were banned from playing the game because they are men. According to Briain’s Daily Mirror, the quartet were found to be men awaiting sex-change operations. The group is among several top “female” players in the Islamic Republic found to be men awaiting sex-change operations, but they have been told they will be allowed back after surgery. obituary Elizabeth Efiketi 1958 – 2014 Elizabeth Efiketi, a vocal human rights defender in western Kenya, has died. Ms Efiketi died on February 11 at the St Mary’s Mumias Hospital where she was undergoing treatment after a road accident on the Kakamega-Mumias Road. She was 55. In 1983, Ms Efiketi was the first female contestant for the Butere parliamentary seat as she contested and lost against former assistant minister Martin Shikuku. She helped found Rural Women and Children Rights Abuse Awareness (RWCRAA) in 1985. Through the organisation, Ms Efiketi assisted rural women who Group Editorial Director: Joseph Odindo Group Managing Editor: Eric Obino Senior Editor, Quality: Kibe Kamunyu Revise Editor: Fred Tom Mutiso Associate Editor: Mike Owuor Chief Sub-Editor: Charles Ndegwa Deputy-Chief Sub-Editor: Martin Mwangi News Editor: Mugumo Munene Special Projects Editor: Murithi Mutiga Sub-Editors: Esther Karuru | Kevin Motaroki were exploited and had their rights violated to air their concerns on societal problems that affected them — earning the tags “Lawyer of the Abused” and Mtetezi wa Wamama na Watoto (Defender of Women and Children). She was a project manager with RWCRAA at the time of her death. She left behind a son and a daughter. Photo Editor: Joan Pereruan Chief Graphic Designer: Roger Mogusu Graphic Designer: Marystella Machimbo Staff Writers: Caroline Njung’e | Kenfrey Kiberenge Contributors: Carlos Mureithi | Carole Mandi | Carol Odero | Chris Hart | Gakiha Weru | Irene Njoroge | John Fox | Justus Wanga | Mungai Kihanya | Mwalimu Andrew | Yusuf Dawood All female footballers in Iran are being gen- der-tested before they can sign for a club. Ahmad Hashemian, head of the Iranian foot- ball federation’s medical committee, told Britain’s The Sun: “If these people can solve their problems through surgery and be in a position to receive the necessary medical qualifications, they will then be able to participate in women’s football”. Police in Nigeria closed down a restaurant be- cause it was selling human flesh. International media reported that 11 people, including the outlet’s owner, were arrested after authorities had raided the eatery in Anambra and recovered at least two fresh human heads. The bloodied and disembodied heads were found wrapped in cellophane sheets. Police said roasted human head was even on the menu. Two AK-47 guns, other weapons, dozens of rounds of ammunition and several mobile phones were also discovered. One local resident said: “We always saw weird people coming and going”. A pastor, who was surprised to learn he had been served human flesh, complained to the police: “I ate at the restaurant and the bill was very high. The workers told me that I ate human flesh. I was shocked”. — COMPILED BY CARLOS MUREITHI @CARLOSMUREITHI magazine is published weekly by Nation Media Group Limited and distributed free with the Sunday Nation. Unsolicited manuscripts, artwork, transparencies are submitted at sender’s risk. While every care is taken on receipt of such material, NMG Ltd cannot accept responsibility for accidental loss or damage. ©Nation Media Group Limited, 2013. All rights reserved.
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