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Sikh Man Wears Rainbow Turban for Pride Month

Pride Month kicked off on June 1 and honours the LGBTQ community while commemorating New York's Stonewall riots in June 1969

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"We have over 50 companies, who are very interested in hiring from the LGBTI talent pool," Sinha said. Pixabay

Jiwandeep Kohli, a San Diego-based neuroscientist who is bisexual and a Sikh, is ringing in this years Pride Month with a rainbow turban that has gone viral on social media.

Sharing an image of the elaborate creation on Twitter that has received nearly 30,000 likes, Kohli, who was also a former contestant on “The Great American Baking Show”, celebrated what makes him unique, reports The Huffington Post.

“I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist,” he captioned the image. “I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity and will continue to work towards ensuring the same freedom for others.”

Pride Month kicked off on June 1 and honours the LGBTQ community while commemorating New York’s Stonewall riots in June 1969 that signalled a turning point in the movement for equal rights.

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Jiwandeep Kohli, a San Diego-based neuroscientist who is bisexual and a Sikh, is ringing in this years Pride Month. Pixabay

In an interview to Buzzfeed News, Kohli said: “A few years ago I saw a photo of another Sikh man at a pride parade who had a few colours in his turban.

“I was looking at that and I realized the way I tie mine, it had the exact right number of layers to make a rainbow.”

He wore his rainbow turban to the San Diego Pride last year, but reshared it on Twitter for this year’s Pride Month.

There were a few people asking where they can get their own rainbow turban. Kohli in response, said he wanted them to know that turbans were a responsibility for Sikhs and it’s not the same as throwing on a rainbow hat.

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“I wouldn’t want people to have the impression that I’m just wearing it as an accessory,” he said. “A turban is a sign to the world that you’re a person the world can turn to for help.”

Kohli also runs a website called “Bearded Baker Co”, where he showcases his culinary prowess along with recipes for those who want to give his food a try. (IANS)

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Billionaire Business Man Humphrey Kariuki Charged with Tax Evasion

Kariuki was apprehended over alleged illegal importation of ethanol at his Thika-based alcoholic drinks manufacturing firm, African Spirits Limited

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Businessmen Humphrey Kariuki,Staurt Gerald and Peter Njenga before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at the Milimani Law Court to answer charges of tax evation on August 19,2019.

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Nairobi businessman Humphrey Kariuki was Monday evening re-arrested moments after he was charged with 21 counts of tax evasion and released on a cash bail of Ksh.11 million.

Kariuki was apprehended over alleged illegal importation of ethanol at his Thika-based alcoholic drinks manufacturing firm, African Spirits Limited

The tycoon is expected to be arraigned again on Tuesday.

Appearing before Magistrate Francis Andayi, Kariuki faced 21 counts of evading taxes amounting to Ksh.41 billion between 2014 and 2019.

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Nairobi businessman Humphrey Kariuki was Monday evening re-arrested moments after he was charged with 21 counts of tax evasion and released on a cash bail of Ksh.11 million. Pixabay

The charges were contained in three files, all of which he denied.

He was released on a cash bail of Ksh.10 million for the first file and Ksh.500,000 each on the second and third case files.

Magistrate Andayi further directed that Kariuki deposit his travel documents with the court.

He presented himself in court on Monday, nearly two weeks after a Nairobi magistrate court issued summons against him.

A search mounted by multi-agency security last week reportedly traced the businessman to London after it emerged that he was out of the country.

Through his lawyer Kioko Kilukumi, Kariuki told the court that he returned to the country on Sunday night just a day before the court appearance.

While applying to have his client granted bail, Kilukumi refuted claims that Kariuki had gone into hiding, insisting that he is not a flight risk.

“There was no warrant of arrest either local or international issues against him,” Kilikumi argued.

“It is his constitutional rights to be granted bail. We ask you to grant our plea on reasonable bail terms.”