Mom would still be OK – Dennis Oliech regret’s on mothers poor medical care

Dennis Oliech has been peeling back the layers of his life this past month, speaking about things that are/were close to his heart.

Some of the things that he has been opening up about are his kid brother Kevin Oliech’s last moments and regrets about allowing his mother to stop treatment in France and jet back home.

Dennis Oliech
Dennis Oliech

During an interview with Jalang’o on his YouTube channel, Dennis revealed that his mother who died on July 20, 2018, would still be alive if she had consulted proper medical experts and not quacks.

“The thing that killed my mother was dawa za kienyeji, hospital za mtaani, daktari hana equipment and they just want your money, I think that is what killed her.”

Mom’s hospital bill was around sh40 million while my brothers was sh84 million!-Dennis Oliech

He added,

“Mum would still be okay if she stayed in France. And she was close to God, that is why she survived, she was in a worse state than Kevin who was also diagnosed with cancer.”

Kevin Oliech
Kevin Oliech

Oliech also spoke about his brother Kevin who died in August last year from cancer too explaining how painful the experience had been for him.

“Life continued, then what hurt us again was Kevin because Kevin was close to me he was the only person I was telling my secrets. he was the one person I could open up to. and he will not reveal your secrets.”

The body of Kevin Oliech arriving
The body of Kevin Oliech arriving in Kenya last year

He continued,

“The good thing with Kevin, he knew his time was up. He was okay in Germany but he was in the final stages. We tried everything. He knows he was very loved. People love me for my name, but with Kevin, he was loved for him.”

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Details emerge on how KBC video editor was shot dead in her house in Ololua

A video editor with the national broadcaster-Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) was Wednesday night shot dead in a cold blood robbery in Ololua area, Ngong.

Betty Barasa, a journalist and video editor had arrived at her home at about 8.20pm when a gang that was waiting at the entrance forced their way into the compound as the gate was opened, witnesses said.

She was on duty on Wednesday and had left Broadcast House in the city centre for her new home hoping to join her husband and three children.

She was shot twice in the head and died at the scene.
According to her family, three men had been waiting for her to arrive.

Two of them were armed with AK47 rifles. And as usual she drove to the gate and the house help who had noticed her arrival rushed to open for her.

As she drove in, the three forced their way in prompting the househelp to run into darkness as she screamed saying there were strangers in the compound.

This did not stop them in their mission. According to the family, the gang followed Betty up to where she parked and ordered her out at gunpoint leading her into the house.

She had recently moved into the house. In the house, there was her husband and children who were terrified following the screams of the house help and the arrival of the strangers.

Witnesses said one of the gunmen demanded money from Betty and ordered her to take him to the bedroom upstairs.

Two others remained in the sitting room where the other members of the family were. The gunmen harassed them demanding to be given money and other valuables.

The husband and children begged the gang to spare them and take anything they wanted.

One of the gunmen kept asking where the house help was. It is not clear if they thought she knows them or can identify their faces after the earlier confrontation.

And it was during the argument that they heard two gunshots.

The gunman who had taken Betty to the upper rooms had shot her twice in the head at close range as she also begged to be spared.

One of the bullets went through. A spent cartridge was recovered from her clothes.

After the shooting, the gang grabbed the journalist’s laptop and mobile phone and left. The mobile phone was still on yesterday.

Locals who heard the gunshots ran to the compound when they learnt their neighbor had been killed.

Police said they are yet to make an arrest or know the motive of the killing. The area is growing fast with the passage of the Standard Gauge Railways (SGR). Many who had bought land in the area now constructing residential homes.

Next to Betty’s house is a house that is still under construction and many think the gang had been hiding there waiting for her arrival.

The body was moved to Montezuma Funeral Home.

– The Star/ Cyrus Ombati

Cops looking into Sh20m tender in brutal murder of Caroline Wanjiku

The payment of Sh20 million for a road construction tender is at the centre of investigations into the murder of Caroline Wanjiku, a woman whose mutilated body was found in a thicket in Kajiado county.

Some of the suspects in custody have told police they were partners with Caroline Wanjiku Maina in a construction firm that won a tender to build a sidewalk in one of the counties.

They said she had been paid the money but failed to honour her promise.

According to statements recorded by the suspects, there were four partners in the company including Wanjiku. The others were two men and another woman.

It is Wanjiku who had apparently secured the tender but because she did not have enough money to deliver, she sought the help of her partners who gave out the money in anticipation of profits once they were paid.

“They claim the deceased was paid the money and did not pay their share as agreed, which caused the rift for a while,” said an investigator aware of the developments.

One of the partners in the deal had even sent Wanjiku a message threatening “dire consequences” if she did not pay.

The suspects claim they were also upset after they learned Wanjiku had bought a four-wheel-drive car for her use. Under pressure, Wanjiku was informed by a friend she could make quick money through a loan from a Sacco.

She told one of her friends that she wanted to boost her Sacco shares to enable her get a threefold loan for her to pay her partners.

Four prime suspects are in custody. Police also suspect the woman was drugged before her murder. A postmortem is scheduled for Wednesday.

Police also suspect that Wanjiku was sexually assaulted. On the day she went missing on February 12, she withdrew Sh350,000 from one of the banks in Nairobi, before proceeding to meet one of the suspects at Ngara for “a business deal”.

Before she drove to Ngara, Wanjiku made a phone call to a female friend explaining that her meeting with the suspect was to guide her into boosting her Sacco shares with the withdrawn amount.

At Ngara, Wanjiku was forced into a black Toyota Crown car in which the suspect was waiting before she was sandwiched by the other suspects and handcuffed.

The suspects told police they expected her to come with more money but were disappointed to learn she had only Sh350,000.

From Ngara, they drove towards Museum Hill, Waiyaki Way, Naivasha Road and stopped at Gatina area within Kawangware. All along, someone else was driving Wanjiku’s Toyota Axio car, which they abandoned in Kawangware.

The group then proceeded to Kajiado where they told police they tortured the woman before killing her. Their movements were captured on security cameras along the roads they used.

Caroline Wanjiku
Caroline Wanjiku

The suspects told police they had heard that Wanjiku owed many people.

After their arrest, the team handling the case escorted two of the suspects to Kajiado’s Paranai area, being the scene where the suspects dumped Wanjiku’s body after torturing her to death.

The detectives said a pair of handcuffs used to restrain the woman, her company stamp stolen from her car and a surgical face mask were recovered.

By the time the body was discovered on February 15, it was decomposing. The family had circulated posters with her pictures and details seeking public help to trace her whereabouts.

In the February 13 report at Muthangari police station, Wanjiku’s Toyota Axio car was found abandoned in Kawangware near Gatina Primary School. That was a day after she went missing.

The probe was then taken over by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Nairobi Area Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) working alongside Dagoretti-based counterparts. They arrested the four suspects.

Accompanied by Wanjiku’s younger sister Rose, the team then proceeded to Kajiado hospital mortuary where Rose identified Wanjiku’s body.

The body was said to have been collected from the scene on February 15.

The body had physical injuries on both wrists and its entirety, with the eyes plucked out of their sockets.
It was moved to the Kenyatta University mortuary where a postmortem is planned to establish how she died. Another Mercedes-Benz car believed to have been used to dump the victim’s body has since been recovered at one of the suspect’s home.

A magistrate in Kibera on February 16 allowed police to detain the suspects for 10 days pending investigations.

The suspects are Mercy Gitiri Mongo, Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samuel Okoth Adinda and Stevenson Oduor Ouma. DCI director George Kinoti said they are pursuing more leads on how and why she was killed.

They intend to talk to the government agency that issued the tender and paid the money as part of the probe.

– The Star/ Cyrus Ombati

Kenyan woman allegedly stabs man to death after he refused to sleep with her

This next story is truly sad. According to a report by K24, a woman named Susan Gakii allegedly stabbed 42-year-old Martin Kahiga to death after he declined to sleep with her this past Saturday night.

According to a police report, the pair had gone out on a date before the suspect demanded that Kahiga take her back to her home in Polepole market centre in Chogoria Town.

It is at her house that Gakii reportedly warned Kahiga against leaving the house without sleeping with her.

“This led to a confrontation. Gakii, thereafter, picked a kitchen knife and stabbed Kahiga in the right side of his chest,” the police report adds.

After the moment of madness, the suspect allegedly raised the alarm, attracting neighbours but she refused to open the door.

This prompted three neighbours; Glory Mwende, Winjoy Gatwiri and Martin Mutuma, to break her window to gain access.

The neighbours rushed Kahiga and Gakii to the PCEA Chogoria Hospital, where the former was pronounced dead on arrival.

“The suspect’s condition is stable. We will interrogate her after she’s discharged from hospital,” police finished.

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Sadness in Mugithi community as popular musician Mighty Salim is dead

Popular Kikuyu musician Timothy Njuguna known by his stage name Mighty Salim is dead. This happened just after the Mugithi singer had hosted his brother Salim Junior’s fifth memorial.

The cause of his death hasn’t yet been revealed though the singer had been diagnosed with diabetes in mid-2003. In 2018, the singer was diagnosed with kidney failure and commenced dialysis, with some reports indicating that the singer was bedridden and was in dire need of KSh 2.5 million to undergo a kidney transplant.

He, however, claimed his plea fell on deaf ears as his friends and politicians abandoned him after the diagnosis.

Mighty Salim was born in Subukia, Nakuru County to Wangari Wa Salim and Joe Salim and had 8 siblings. He was a brother to the late top one-man guitarist and singer Salim Junior, Naomi Salim, Sarafina Salim, and Salim Young.

His brother Salim Junior another Mugithi great passed on after succumbing to a prolonged illness at Nakuru Memorial, 5 years ago.

Mighty Salim and Salim Junior were among the pioneer group of one-man guitar acts that included equally popular artists like the late Murimi wa Ka-half, Mike Murimi and Mike Rua.

This essentially meant these forerunners made a career, not from original creation but from innovative renditions of other artists’ songs in their own style.

The group despite launching successful solo careers enjoyed the mentorship of Kikuyu greats Wachira wa Karangatha and the late Sammy Muraya.

Importantly, they owe their success to the late Jane Nyambura alias Queen Jane, whom they called mother, who not only mentored them but also fed and housed them.

Some of Mighty Salim’s popular songs include; Jira Dukadiga, Hamwe na Mwathani and Ihoya Riakwa.

May Mighty Salim’s soul rest in eternal peace.

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Vanessa Bryant’s emotional message about grief one year after Kobe’s death

Vanessa Bryant suffered one of the toughest experiences in her life early last year after the sudden death of her husband, Kobe Bryant along with their daughter, Gianna.

Kobe, their 13-year-old Gigi and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26, 2020. The longtime Los Angeles Lakers star and others on board were on their way to a basketball game at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks.

This past week, Vanessa has been remembering her late husband a few days before the anniversary of the death of husband and daughter.

In a message she posted on her Instagram page, the Latina woman wrote a heart-wrenching message that showed that despite the time she has had to heal that mourning can be a lifetime experience for some.

Her message spoke about the grief she has. Read the complete message below:

Many of her fans and followers responded to the post commiserating with her and her pain. Some of those comments are below:

You are one of the strongest women and mother. We love you. ❤️

You are amazing. Seriously incredible & so strong. I love you. 💗💗💗

Beautiful Truth

We love you Vanessa. You are so strong!

And you are helping so many people ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Well said! 🙌🏼❤️🙏🏼

Praying for you and your family. That you will have the peace that Jesus promised for those who believe in him. 🙏🏼

Thank you so much Vanessa, thank you ☺️

Powerful Words. Even stronger emotions exist within you I am sure. Glad you have your beautiful girls to live for. My family heart goes out to you and them. God Bless🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💙💙

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They looked so good together! More photos emerge of late Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali

More photos have emerged of the late Keroche Breweries heiress Tecra Muigai and her boyfriend Omar Lali, a local of Lamu Island.

The couple had been dating from mid-last year with reports emerging that Tecra was in love with Omardespite warnings from one of her brothers to leave him alone.

Tecra and Omar Lali
Tecra and Omar Lali

The photos show a happy and at peace Tecra with the bearded Omar, with the couple at different locations. To the naked eye, one could see the comfort and warmth the two had for each other.

Who is Omar?

According to reports in The-Star,  Omar is a 54-year-old beachboy from Lamu loved living life on the fast lane with his neighbours in Shella Beach town say he loves moneyed women, especially white ones.

Tecra and Omar Lali
Tecra and Omar Lali

Shella is a popular residential town for most tourists who visit Lamu. Being a resident makes it easy for him to meet and interact with rich women, eventually luring them into relationships.

But the relationships don’t last, it is said, once Omar gets what he wants. He dumps the woman and moves to the next one with lightning speed.

‘She had cerebral-edema’ New details emerge surrounding Tecra Muigai’s death

He is even believed to have sired a child with a white woman. Omar is known for his sweet tongue and acting the perfect gentleman. It is these qualities, it is believed, that endeared him to Tecra in the first place.

Unconfirmed reports indicate the two first met mid last year when Tecra was stranded over a bill that had accrued at a local hotel where she had been staying.

Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali
Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali

Omar moved in to beseech the hotel administration to go easy on her and allow her to pay in instalments to avoid embarrassing her.

There are also rumours that Omar, a native of the Bajuni community, uses ‘other powers’ to lure unsuspecting rich women into relationships before fleecing them.

Many people said the beaded necklaces and many rings worn by Omar are, in fact, powerful charms.

Omar loves dogs and is often spotted walking several canines on leashes on the beaches of Shella and in Lamu town.

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Breaking! KWS chopper crashes killing one occupant

The Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) has revealed that one of its aircraft crashed early this morning in Isinya, resulting in the death of one of its occupants.

The statement is below:

Today KWS is sad to confirm we, unfortunately, suffered an aircraft accident at 07:38 am that resulted in one fatality and the loss of the aircraft. The accident involved an AutoGyro aircraft model MTOsport2010 registered 5Y-KWV. The accident occurred at Orly Airpark during routine training exercises. A thorough investigation will be carried out as to establish cause of the accident. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved.

Other unconfirmed reports claimed that the person killed in the crash was a trainer, who might have been from the USA.

Below are other photos from the crash scene:

KWS chopper crashed
KWS chopper crashed
KWS chopper crashed
KWS chopper crashed

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Alexander the Great’s cost Sh 60 billion – List of most expensive funerals ever

The death of former president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi captivated the country with details about the late leader filling the pages of all newspapers and blogs.

One interesting area of the conversation was the cost it would take to bury Kenya’s second president. Most reports claim that Mzee Moi’s burial costs were estimated to cost Sh. 300 million.

Daniel Moi state funeral
Daniel Moi state funeral

Some Kenyans were surprised at the cost but considering it to high. But what many might not know is that Mzee Moi’s burial costs pale in comparison to other famous leaders from history.

Let’s begin;

Princess Diana-Sh. 650,000,000 million

Although Princess Diana was no longer the wife of the Prince of Wales, Diana was given a royal funeral in Westminster Abbey, so as to pay an appropriate tribute to her global status and honor her as the mother of the future King of England.

Princess_Diana
Princess_Diana

Her service included rousing readings from her family as well as one of the most memorable funeral songs of all time: Elton John performing “Candle in the Wind.”

Pope John Paul II-Sh. 984,581,844 million

The Pope was laid to rest six days after his death, but not before kings, queens, prime ministers, presidents and world religious leaders gathered to mourn him.

Pope John Paul 2
Pope John Paul 2

The funeral, which reportedly cost The Vatican nine million euros, also drew four million pilgrims into Rome and spurred more than two billion television viewers.

John F Kennedy-Sh. 4 billion

In a memo from Margaret Earl to David Gergen, the projected cost of expenses relating to President Kennedy’s funeral was four million dollars. In addition, taxpayers footed the bill for a Day of Mourning, which only required essential, federal emergency employees to report to work.

John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy

According to The Museum of Broadcast Communications, T.V networks lost approximately $40 million dollars in profits associated with regular commercials and television programming.

Ronald Reagan-Shs. 40 billion

During the United States’ official Day of Mourning for the late president, stock markets closed, federal workers were given the day off and media outlets focused on nothing but the funeral services.

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

Functional Ambivalent crunched the numbers and found that it cost $400,000,000 on the taxpayers. If you add to that amount the estimated costs for state services, security and cost to networks, some speculate that the total expenses related to Reagan’s funeral may have reached as high as $800 million or even $1 billion.

Alexander the Great-Shs. 60 billion

Some accounts of Alexander’s death claim that he was preserved in a vat of honey and encased in glass, while other historical depictions show that he was placed inside an elaborate gold sarcophagus, which was encased in a gold casket.

Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great

To top it off, this gold shrine was transported from Babylon to Macedonia via a gold carriage, a team of upwards of sixty horses and a specially constructed road built to hold the weight and size of the procession.

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Father of late comedian, Othuol finally opens about son’s drinking habit

Kenya lost another comedy great this month of October 2020. And that man was Othuol Othuol who succumbed while undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

The news continues the sad state of the comedy industry in Kenya with this being the nth! death of a comedian in the past 3 years alone!

Many Kenyans were curious about the death of the late Othuol who made his name on one of the most popular shows in Kenya, Churchill Show.

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THANKS FOR WATCHING @churchillshow last night…

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His father had some answers for them as he was featured on the Churchill Show journey series, where his family, close friends and colleagues paid glowing tributes to him.

‘The last time he came home it was january this year. he called me and told me he wanted to come and built his house because everyone was asking him about it. He came home and put up a house which is bigger than mine and promised to build me one once he was done.” his father said.

But his father was also very candid saying that his son was in love with the bottle.

“We had a lot of problems with his drinking style and i’d urge young people to tread carefully. People have drunk until they are even 100 or 90 years and are still strong because were cautious but not careless. If you do is carelessly then you become careless with your life,” the father went on.

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With this amazing brother @2mbili …

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The bereaved father continued,

“His drinking was a concern to the family. Whenever he would come home, the whole home would be full…chang’aa (local brew) and other drinks. He arrives in the village in the morning but I’d see him in the night when he is going to sleep. Just from one chang’aa den to another and I could go round making noise nyinyi mnaharibu watoto wa watu but he was a grown-up so hakuna mtu anamuharibu.”

And though he might try, he wasn’t able to dissuade his son from the bad habit, explaining a time when Othuol had threatened not to receive his help when he was sick with TB.

“I called him one day and told him if you want to commit suicide with drinking please tell me and the style you want to take. If you want to commit suicide with drinking carelessly, don’t take time, better take a rope and do it. I’ll come to carry you home,” he recalled.

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Kitui tuseme ni asubuhi

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“I thought he could go slow… during the time he was diagnosed with tb, i sent a brother to go and take care of him but he said ‘no this is my hoúse. if you talk about my drinking and the money is mine, then hatutaelewana’.”

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Chadwick Boseman gave me some of his salary for his last movie – Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller has praised late Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman for donating part of his own salary to boost her pay packet on 21 Bridges.

The pair starred as detectives in the thriller, which was released last year.

Miller told Empire: “Everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to.

“And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number I had asked for.”

She added: “He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.”

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#ChadwickBoseman #SiennaMiller #同行極友愛

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Black Panther star Boseman, who died of cancer earlier this year, was also one of the film’s producers and had pursued Miller for the role of Frankie Burns.

“He was a fan of my work, which was thrilling, because it was reciprocated from me to him, tenfold.

“So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore. I’d been working non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him.

“And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.'”

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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ ⁣ A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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Miller said Boseman’s action was unheard of in the film industry.

“It was about the most astounding thing that I’ve experienced,” she said.

“That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.’ It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully.

“In the aftermath of this I’ve told other male actor friends of mine that story and they all go very, very quiet and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while. But there was no showiness, it was, ‘Of course I’ll get you to that number, because that’s what you should be paid.'”

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#ChadwickBoseman donó parte de su salario a #SiennaMiller.⠀ ⠀ La estrella de Black Panther murió a la edad de 43 años el mes pasado luego de una batalla de cuatro años contra el cáncer de colon.⠀ ⠀ Ahora, su ex coprotagonista, Sienna, le ha contado a la revista Empire su generosidad, al participar en el thriller 21 Bridges.⠀ ⠀ “Esta fue una película con un presupuesto bastante grande, y sé que todo el mundo entiende la disparidad salarial en Hollywood, pero pedí un número que el estudio no podría obtener”, reveló la actriz de Layer Cake.⠀ ⠀ “Y como dudaba en volver al trabajo y mi hija estaba comenzando la escuela y era un momento inconveniente, dije: ‘Lo haré si me compensan de la manera correcta'”.⠀ ⠀ “Y Chadwick terminó donando parte de su salario para llevarme al número que le había pedido.⠀ ⠀ “Dijo que eso era lo que merecía que me pagaran”.⠀ ⠀ 106.5 para que sigas en sintonía y bajando el #App #FA360 nos escuchas desde tu 📱

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Miller said she wasn’t sure whether to tell the story at first but then decided she would “because I think it’s a testament to who he was”.

The interview appears in a special commemorative issue of Empire Magazine. Journalist Alex Godfrey, who spoke to Miller, noted on Twitter that “this is a story she particularly wanted to tell”.

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Check out gospel singer Ruth Matete’s glorious pregnancy photo

Like her namesake Ruth in the Bible, Ruth Matete has known pain and suffering, both losing their husband’s in tragic circumstances.

Unlike Ruth from the Bible, the gospel singer was left with something valuable from her short marriage to the late BelovedJohn Apewajoye.

Just like Ruth who found joy after her immense pain and was able to get married to the wealthy farmer Boaz, Mrs. Matete also has something to be happy about.

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One day I heard @burale1 saying this in one of his live broadcasts. I will paraphrase it . "Don't tell me how they gossiped about me. Tell me why they were so comfortable to tell you" Anyway, this is what I have learned. Be very wise on how you deal with people who call themselves your friends, but are very close to people they know don't like you or your well being. But where have I been living all this while? Why am I learning these lessons now? I hope it's not too late for me. Also keep checking out his profile for his live broadcasts. I dont know if he has specific days and time for his broadcasts. He just downloads them as they come🤣 Thank me later.😊 #LessonsAmLearning #selfie #art #music #makeup #instagram #photooftheday #photoshoot #life #likeforlike

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You see, the late John left her with child. The gospel singer who confirmed the news when she buried him a few months ago has hidden the baby bump so well all this time. But no more…

Yesterday the gospel singer took the internet by storm when she posted a maternity photoshoot where she rocked a white dress with her hands on her bulging tummy, confirming that soon she will be a mother.

“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.” — Unknown” reads Ruth Matete’s caption.

Matete lost her husband in April 2020, following a domestic home accident that left him with burn injuries that he later succumbed to.

 

And just like Ruth whose lineage included David-her great-grandson, I hope that her son will also portend blessings upon blessings for the chocolate-skinned pastor and a phase of increase and healing for her.

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If I die, bury me on the same day! Akothee tells her family

Singer Esther Akoth aka Akothee is one of the media personalities that I hold in high esteem. The reason is simple; She isn’t afraid to speak and fight for her truth, even if it might ruffle feathers.

The mother of 5 has a reputation for saying what crosses her mind and it seems that the “Sweet Love” singer has been thinking about death.

Yes, you read that right. Akothee, who is also an entrepreneur, made a bold confession on death, stating that she has informed her family that when her day of resting comes, she should be buried on the same day.

Sponsors can pay for things in your life but will never make you rich – Akothee warns

She made her statement ahead of the burial of her sister-in-law (Sarah Anne Atieno Kokeyo) who passed away on August 20, 2020 while in Kampala, Uganda. The funeral arrangements and the ensuing issues have made her note that she doesn’t want to go through that herself.

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It is well min ji 🙏🙏🙏 Abondona 🙏🙏🙏

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The musician narrated that nobody had checked up on her and find out if she needs help or even comfort her, and her family during this difficult time.

“The air is thin up here. Always attending my family’s funerals alone. With my security, PA and photographers. I am panicking, I have no one to comfort me, no one is even asking if I need anything or any help. But when people have funerals, the number of phone calls I get only God Knows. I am learning to be selfish too, I wish I could, be blessed,” wrote Akothee.

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Haloooo ,who is looking for me ?

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She went on to say,  “Some people are so insensitive still calling me to send them contributions for their own funerals, no one has called to ask if they could accompany me to the burial or even when the burial is 🙏 wee. This time round I am too weak to attend & witness my brother lower his wife to rest, sijui niweke kichwa wapi ? 🙆🙆🙆💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔.”

She finished off by stating that she would like to be buried the day she died. “For me, if I die today, I have asked my family to bury me the same day 😭, the trauma my mother has gone through for a month waiting for nyabondo because of the COVID situation, I can’t stand seeing her making trips to the funeral home, May The Lord comfort everyone who lost their loved ones during this hard times 🙏🙏🙏, good morning, my love 🙏.”

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If he tells you that that is his baby mama 🤣🤣, ,just know that ,he is a martied man ,married men have changed tittles , they play confused in their relationships, but deep down,they know very well,they cant choose you over their wives " (baby mama) He just want to box you , so he can get a different juice 🤣, then later he will say, oooh let me respect her for the sake of our child 🤣🤣🤣, those people are actually sleeping together and planning their future minus you 🤣🤣🤣. You are the game 🙆‍♂️🙈, As for me , you have to choose A or B You can only side chicken me if you are paying my bills. if I am wealthier than you,and you want to play hide and sick with me 🤣🤣🤣 ,MR Man , go play with your mates in the field 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️, you can't come to me with an empty pocket & a baggage as well 🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️, where do I start Renovating you from 🤣🤣🤣🤣,then your wife will emerge and start embarrassing me for nothing 🙄🤣🤣 Women be carefull with this baby mama tittles ,its confusion, I don't know why men do this though? Why are men not proud of their wives anymore? Where are those men who use to introduce their wives to friends ,and were proud to put on their wedding rings and carry their children on their heads ? Where are we 🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️

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Take heart Ruth Matete – These other celebs have also experienced grief and loss

Ruth Matete has gone through so much pain this year that I can’t even begin to contemplate how bad it has been for her.

For her, Covid-19 is most likely a footnote in 2020, the bigger story for the gospel singer is that she lost her husband BelovedJohn Apewajoy barely four months after they had gotten married.

The similarities between Ruth Matete’s new song, “Damu Yako” ]] “It is well with my soul”

That event while tragic was made much worse after the Nigerian government prevented her from burying John, only allowing her to do so, 3 months after his untimely death.

Ruth took a break from social media to try and mourn in private, only emerging last month to update her fans on her progress.

Ruth who is pregnant with the late John’s son shared a heart-rending message yesterday. Ruth explained how tough the experience had been for her saying that she believed that she might have been taking a long time in the mourning phase.

“Truth is some days are very hard. When death knocks at your door, there’s nothing you can do. Some days, voices in my head tell me am taking too long in this mourning phase.”

But Ruth has promised herself that she will not be too hard on herself vowing to be patient in her journey.

I patiently wait for the day God will heal me totally. But then again, some days I doubt if this kind of pain can totally heal. So I ask God to give me a new heart instead. Till then, I’ll smile when God gives me a chance to. I will laugh when God allows me to. But above all, I will keep serving Him.

Ruth’s journey with grief mirrors some other prominent celebs who have also undergone the loss of a loved one. Some other celebs who have gone through harrowing experiences with loss are below;

Size 8 and Dj Mo

The couple had a miscarriage in late 2018 that threatened to harm the integrity of their marriage. Dj Mo said that they made sure they didn’t blame each other over the loss although they said the pain was too much.

Grace Ekirapa

The Crossover101 host has narrated how tough it was for her to lose her mother while she was still a young girl, saying that her mom who died nearly two decades ago had left a void that she couldn’t ever fill.

Willis Raburu and Maryaprude Raburu

Raburu and his then-wife Marya lost their baby girl on January 1st, 2020. That loss would be the beginning of the unraveling of their relationship.

The two are currently no longer together and one would be hard-pressed to give a reason for the break-up other than the grief they experienced after they lost their child.

Tedd Josiah

The experienced veteran music producer lost his wife and mother to his baby girl in October 2017. Since then, Josiah has mourned and remembered his late wife Regina Katar in numerous posts, showing that every person has their own way of dealing with loss.

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Still trying to come to terms that you are no longer with us – Jeff Koinange in mourning

Boombastic and jovial media personality Jeff Koinange is in mourning. The decorated veteran Citizen TV anchor revealed the sad news that his elder brother passed away over the weekend.

In his heartbreaking Instagram post, the 54-year-old lamented that he would never be able to see his older brother ever again.

He added that his late brother David Waiganjo Mbiyu was a friend and a confidant he cherished so much. Jeff who keeps his extended family hidden narrated that David had a heart of gold that was gentle and kind.

“Still trying to come to terms with the fact that you are no longer with us, my big brother and my friend,” Jeff said. He added that the pain he felt would never go away.

Jeff comes from exemplary stock. Senior Chief Koinange wa Mbiyu of Kiambu was the patriarch of the Koinanges.

Though illiterate, Koinange championed the uptake of early education through independent schools with the establishment of Githunguri Teachers College, where future President Jomo Kenyatta was vice principal when he returned to Kenya from England in 1946.

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Koinange Street are named in his honour. He had six wives and 34 children are the start of the impressive lineage that is the Koinanges.

Mbiyu Koinange: Jomo Kenyatta’s brother-in-law, confidante and political go-between was the first Kenyan to attain university education after a Scottish teacher tipped his father about America having cheap, but good preparatory schools for black people.

Jeff himself is the son of Frederick Mbiyu Koinange.

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The similarities between Ruth Matete’s new song, “Damu Yako” ]] “It is well with my soul”

If I was to surmise Ruth Matete in one word, it would be, resilient. The singer has gone through a roller-coaster life that has seen her experience such crazy highs but also some of the deepest lows that would have broken some.

The dark-skinned singer has had probably the toughest year in her life, losing her husband and soon to be father of her first-born son in April.

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The number 9 symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality. Christ died at the 9th hour of the day. In this 9th month of the year, just as Christ died and overcame death at the 9th hour, you too shall overcome whatever battles you're facing, in the name of Jesus Christ. I know it's been hard. It's been tough! You have cried your eyes out. Experienced such excruciating pain. But that's because the gestation period is over!!! Oh my! my! The water is about to break!!! And you're about to give birth!! I promise you, that if you can only endure the pain, you'll enjoy the gain!! It's gonna be worth it!! Welcome to September. The month of completeness. The month of finality. #completeness #finality #newbirth #happynewmonth

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The couple had been married from late 2019 and seemed to be the dream couple but fate wasn’t on their side as her husband, BelovedJohn Apewajoy passed away due to injuries he suffered after a tragic gas explosion in their home.

Ruth took a break from social media and who could blame her for she had gone through a terrible patch in her life. But after her long period of mourning, the always smiling singer is finally ready to move on.

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One day I asked God why me, and He asked me who I would wish to go through it in my stead. That's when I stopped asking why me and instead asked God to show me the reason why He allowed me to face it. Because I know nothing catches Him by surprise. And all things work together for good, to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. It's a few months since my late husband went to be with his maker, and I can candidly tell you, that I now understand why God allowed me to go through it. Do I still cry? Yes. But it gets better with time. I have made up my mind not to waste my pain. God must and will be glorified through my pain. Kindly subscribe to my YouTube channel. Link on bio. Thank you😊 #boldandcandidwithruthmatete #PstRuthMatete #ButGod

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And she has been making strides from the month of August, rejoining social media and speaking to her fans and followers.

“God must and will be glorified through my pain!” Widowed Ruth Matete speaks

But that’s not all, Ruth has been hard in the studio making music! Yes, you read that right! The singer showed off her new song on her Instagram page which dealt with her pain, frustrations and how God came through for her at her hour of need.

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I wrote this song amidst alot of pain and confusion. I needed healing for my soul. I needed provision. I needed peace. I needed deliverance from chains and shackles that had held me bound for a long time. I knew the blood of Jesus had power to do all these for me. So I wrote this song as a confession. I knew that if I confessed it, it would work for me. I pray that this song has and continues to be a blessing to you. As you listen to it, plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your situation, and watch it melt away like wax. Link in bio Remember to subscribe to my channel, so you can be the first to get a notification when I upload my new song, that am currently working on. #Damuyako #psrruthmatete

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Ruth’s song reminds me of the song “It is well with my soul” by Horatio Spafford. The song like Ruth’s comes from a place of pain and distressing difficulties.

Horatio who was a successful attorney and real estate investor lost a fortune in the great Chicago fire of 1871. But that wasn’t all, he also lost his beloved four-year-old son who died scarlet fever.

With these misfortunes, Horatio sent his wife and four daughters on a ship to England, so they could heal and unwind. He planned to join them later on but tragedy struck as while they were crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the ship was involved in a terrible collision and sunk.

More than 200 people lost their lives, including all four of Horatio Spafford’s precious daughters. His wife, Anna, survived the tragedy.

As Horatio thought about his daughters, words of comfort and hope filled his heart and mind. He wrote them down, and they have since become a well-beloved hymn, “It is well with my soul”.

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Tears flow freely as Kevin Oliech’s body arrives back in Kenya (photos)

The body of the late Kevin Oliech (Dennis Oliech’s younger brother) arrived at the JKIA last night Thursday September 3rd,  from Germany.

It was immediately taken to Umash Funeral Home. Kevin who was a former Mathare United player who had been ailing with cancer for close to 4 years, died this past week whilst getting treatment in Germany.

The body of Kevin Oliech arriving

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The late Kevin’s body will be laid to rest on Saturday at his parents’ home in Seme, Kisumu county. Mike Sonko, the Nairobi governor promised to foot all the funeral expenses.

‘…the body has been transferred to umash funeral home ahead of his burial on saturday in seme, kisumu county. kevin, who is a brother to former harambee stars captain, dennis oliech, passed on in germany last month. i shall continue supporting the oliech family during this difficult moment to ensure kevin gets a befitting send-off. rest my brother, one day even cancer shall die,’ Sonko posted.

The body of Kevin Oliech arriving 7

The body of Kevin Oliech arriving 6

This is the second close person Dennis has lost to cancer in the last couple of years. The former Harambee Stars captain lost his mother, Mary Auma in 2018.

Maina Kageni’s call to Dennis Oliech grieving the death of his brother

The late Mary had battled cancer for many years and been in and out of hospital and was at one time flown to France by son Oliech where she underwent prolonged treatment.

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RIP-Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer aged 43

US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role in Black Panther, has died of cancer, his family say. The 43-year-old died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.

Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

Boseman first came to prominence playing real-life figures – baseball great Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42 then as musician James Brown in 2014’s Get on Up.

However, it will be as the titular Black Panther in the blockbuster 2018 film he will be best remembered. The film was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture – and six other awards – at the Oscars.

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

His death comes after public speculation had been brewing about what had caused his drastic weight loss after he was spotted last year at Heinz Field to watch a Pittsburgh Steelers practice.

But instead of feeling excited to get a glimpse of the actor, some users were worried over his drastic weight loss. “Looking Rough and like he has aged 10 years and lost weight. Why he looking so rough compared to like last year,” one noticed Boseman’s physical transformation.

Ryan Shazier with Chadwick Boseman
Ryan Shazier with Chadwick Boseman

While Boseman has not responded to fans’ concern, some Twitter users tried to offer some explanation to his weight loss. They believe that he has slimmed down for a movie role. “He an actor people, he may look that way he does for a role. Just saying, yall be quick to judge fr,” one shared his opinion.

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