The special reason why Jacque Maribe wants the court to release her

Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe is pleading with the court to release her on bail to enable her care for her four-year-old son.

On Monday, both Maribe and her fiance Jowie denied being involved in businesswoman Monica Kimani’s murder and are set to appear in court today again.

In an affidavit filed in court through lawyer Katwa Kigen, Maribe says she is innocent in the eyes of the law, was in the current mess because of her association with Jowie, who’s the main suspect in Monica’s murder.

She says she never knew Monica nor anyone known to her and it would be unfair to keep her in custody for more days.

In her affidavit, Maribe said that she

I WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE MURDER, WAS NOT AT THE SCENE OF THE MURDER AND HAD NO KNOWLEDGE O (MONICA) OR ANY PERSON KNOWN TO HER. ANY ASSOCIATION ALLEGED AH\GAINST ME WITH THE MURDER IS WHOLLY WEAK CIRCUMSTANTIAL ASSOCIATION WITH JOWIE (JOSEPH IRUNGU).

Just like any other caring an loving mother, Maribe wants to go back home and be with her son, whom she has raised single-handedly since birth. In her affidavit, she goes on to say;

I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF A CHILD AGED FOUR WHO SOLELY DEPENDS ON ME FOR SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL UPKEEP. HE IS OF TENDER AGE AND WILL DEEPLY SUFFER IF I REMAIN IN CUSTODY UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE MURDER TRIAL WHICH MIGHT TAKE LONG. I PLEAD WITH THE COURT TO ALLOW ME BE AVAILABLE TO HIM.

The TV girl and Jowie have spent more than three weeks in custody and she swore that she has surrendered her house and phone to the police so that they can go on with the investigations and release her on bail.

She also says she is willing to surrender her passport to court.

THERE ARE NO COMPELLING REASONS WHATSOEVER THAT CAN DENY ME BOND. I’M A WELL-KNOWN TV JOURNALIST. MOST KENYANS ARE CONVERSANT WITH MY JOB AND CAN EASILY SPOT ME ANYWHERE; THEREFORE, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO JUMP BAIL.

Adding;

I HAVE SURRENDERED MYSELF, AVAILED MY CAR, HANDED OVER MY HOUSE, COOPERATED FOR DNA TESTS AND HANDED OVER MY PHONE WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY. I HAVE ALSO BEEN INTO CONTACT WITH ANY PROSECUTION WITNESSES TO WARRANT DENYING BAIL.

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Naivasha teen confronts parents with panga before setting himself ablaze in the house

A teenager has left tongues wagging in a village in Gilgil after he locked himself in his parents’ house before setting it ablaze.

The 19-year-old was burnt to death as members of the public and his kin watched in horror during the incident in Kikopey village off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Trouble started after the deceased who has been living with his parents confronted them with a machete and destroyed various household goods.

A neighbor Paul Matheri said the young man appeared to be under the influence of drugs adding that he used the weapon to chase his parents out of the house they were living in.

“When the parents questioned his motives the deceased threatened to kill all of them and so they stayed away as he locked himself in the house before setting it ablaze,” he said.

He said that by the time fire fighters arrived it was too late even as residents joined the rest of the family in trying to come to terms with the tragedy that left many in shock.

Gilgil OCPD Emmanuel Opuru confirmed the incident saying investigations into the incident had commenced adding that the charred remains had been taken to the local mortuary.

“Initial investigations indicate that the young man was under the influence of drugs before he committed the acts but our officers have opened an inquest file,” he said.

Pregnancy Struggles: The reason why Avril took long to conceive

Avril is in a happy place with the new chapter of her life: motherhood. Well, from what her social media has to offer, this is only too apparent.

The singer had hidden the fact that she was heavy with child from the public. In fact, she even denied she was pregnant but as the Swahili saying goes, mimba haifichiki!’

Months later Avril shared a picture of her baby bump and the next thing we knew, she had given birth. Avril has hidden her baby’s face from the public despite the fact that she has a whole song about the baby who also made a cameo in the music video.

She had not talked much about her pregnancy journey, up until she decided to have an interview with Parents Magazine where she opened up about all her struggles before and after her pregnancy.

One thing she says is she was never sure she would ever conceive after she suffered from fibroids.

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After giving birth

 

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that can develop during a woman’s childbearing years.

Women who are obese and of African-American (even African women) heritage also seem to be at an increased risk, although the reasons for this are not clearly understood.

Research has also shown that some factors may protect a woman from developing fibroids. Some studies, of small numbers of women, have indicated that women who have had two liveborn children have one-half the risk of developing uterine fibroids compared to women who have had no children. Scientists are not sure whether having children actually protected women from fibroids or whether fibroids were a factor in infertility in women who had no children. Check out our source for this material here.

So yes, Avril had been trying to have a child and when she knew she was pregnant, she was more than happy to be a mother.

I HAD TWO FIBROIDS WHEN I WAS PREGNANT AND THE DOCTORS SPECULATED THAT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE REASON IT TOOK ME LONGER TO CONCEIVE

Despite the fact that she does not comment on who her baby daddy is, J Blessing has been rumored to be the father of the child.

When asked in an interview on The Trend if J Blessing is the father, she said when J Blessing makes his debut on The Trend, Amina should definitely ask him.

IF AT ANY ONE POINT IN TIME I’LL FEEL LIKE TALKING ABOUT THE FATHER OF MY CHILD I WILL BUT AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME I DON’T THINK IT’S NECESSARY. BUT IF J BLESSING COMES FOR AN INTERVIEW ASK HIM THAT QUESTION

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Single mum Akothee reveals what men did to her

Some men out here are heartless. Imagine dating one and after finding out you’re a single mother they dump you in the name of ‘I can’t take care of another’s man’s children.’ Self-proclaimed president of single mothers Akothee has always narrated her experience as a single mom through her social media accounts.

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The singer and mother of five, has narrated how on the first date, some men make it clear that they’re not interested in a woman with a child and this left her heartbroken. She says she would excuse herself and never to return again because by that time, she already had three children.

Despite being rejected by these men, Akothee did not give up and ended up getting two more kids with white men and she’s co-parenting with the father of her last born. The Sweet Lovehitmaker has penned a message to men who rejected her for not being their ‘type.’

And thank you to all men who rejected me because I had kids, you made me realize that I deserved better , I hope you settled with virgins now 😂😂😂😂 most of my dates died on arrival, the moment a man just said I don’t date a woman with a child🙄 then I just flash back and remember shiiiiiit he didn’t even say, children, he said a child! yet I had a handful, would not even finish the introduction! I would leave like am going to the toilet, and that was it.

She advised women to know their value and not let any man look down on them no matter their social status.

KNOW YOUR VALUE AND STAND FOR IT. YOU ARE A WOMAN YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS, STAND UP FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN SAY NO TO UNNECESSARY PAIN. #COMEBEATMEUS I AM IN EUROPE BABYSITTING MY UTERUS, I STILL LEFT THEIR DADDIES MAYBE I AM THE PROBLEM 😂😂😂😂😂😂 I AM NOT YOUR ROLE MODEL , COPY MY LIFE AT YOUR OWN RISK, I MUST SURVIVE AND LIFE MUST CONTINUE , YOU WILL NOT FOLLOW ME TO THE GRAVE , DON’T PRETEND , UNLIKE BUTTON IF IT DOESN’T CONCERN YOU I LOVE YOU WOMEN YOU KEEP ME GOING FANS 🤣😂😂🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣🤣 YOU ARE THE BEST , HAPA NI REALITY NIMESHA JIKUBALI N.A. WEWE? THOSE WITH PERFECT LIVES ON ONE SIDE PLEASE.

Akothee, who is a great example of grass to grace has slammed millennials who set standards so high yet they cannot afford.

She claims the young generation doesn’t want to work hard but want to wake up rich and slay.  In a lengthy message, she wrote;

‘The young generation wants to wake up rich, comparing their chapter 1 with someone’s chapter 10! They can’t do matatus they must do a taxi! I don’t remember myself in a taxi apart from being a taxi driver! Let’s start there!

Why do you think you can’t do a matatu yet that’s your standard! Do you think it gives you class when you arrive in a taxi and the first thing to ask is help me with Sh300 pay my taxi is waiting outside🙄! You already accumulating debts that you could avoid! They are not looking for jobs they are looking for quick money! The hunger for making it in a day is what is calling for all kinds of shit! I find it irresponsible blaming sponsors yet it’s girls looking for them other than hunting for job opportunities.

 

I DON’T THINK SPONSORS ARE FOUND LOITERING AROUND LOOKING FOR YOUNG GIRLS! THESE KIND OF MEN HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE AGES 😏 THEY WERE CALLED SUGAR DADDIES! THEY WOULD SHOP FOR YOUNG GIRLS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY GIRLS WHO CAME FROM NOT A VERY WEALTHY FAMILY! AND THEY WERE PEOPLE’S HUSBANDS AND FATHERS! I WOULD SEE SOME VISIT THEIR SIDE CHICKS IN SCHOOL! WHY ARE WE PRETENDING AND BLAMING OTHERS FOR THEIR OWN CHOICE OF LIVING!

The cost of living has terribly gone high! People have lost purpose in life forgetting to chase for basic needs like shelter, medication, food, and clothing! They want business class tickets, big cars , 5-star holiday hotels, fame & designers clothes🙄 etc! Why would you take a loan to buy a car in a rented house for example ? Then come on social media , post for us your car and lie to us you have bought the house!😏 Yes! we will believe you, but are you true to yourself after all the 1m likes? People mistinterprate this ‘fake it till you make it’ proverb, it’s not as direct as young girls think, life is full of responsibility outside social media think !!! Copy paste peoples lives at your own risk, there is no shop for buying moral standards or, way of living, do what you are good at doing bora uhai.  Fake it on social media but don’t forget to live real behind cameras no one cares! They will still celebrate when you fall!’

Melanin: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s hot daughter meets Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Her picture emerged after meeting US singer Kanye West and his socialite wife Kim Kardashian.

President Museveni met Kanye and his wife at State House Entebbe, where the head of state’s discussion with the American entertainment stars focused on supporting Uganda’s tourism and the arts.

Kanye arrived in Uganda last week along with his wife Kim Kadarshian and rapper Big Sean.

These are camping at the Chobe Safari Lodge in Western Uganda, where they are shooting videos for the singer’s latest studio album.

Museveni’s daughter Diana Kamuntu was elated to meet the two and shared photos.

Diana is Museveni’s last born daughter and she is the apple of her fathers eye.

Here is a must see photo of the first daughter.

 

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US Rapper Kanye West, Ugandan first daughter Diana and Kim Kardashian

Baby News: Prince Harry and Meghan expecting a child

– Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are having their first baby now due in the Spring of next year, Palace reveals

– The couple made the announcement after they touched down in Sydney on Monday morning

– The Royals arrived in Australia for their first major international tour since they were married in late May

-The pair were seen holding hands as they stepped off the plane, with Duchess of Sussex beaming on arrival

– Meghan was wearing a black turtle-neck top, while Prince Harry wore a grey jumper over a smart shirt

– They will also visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, with the main event this year’s Invictus Games held in Sydney

Meghan Markle is pregnant with her first child and told the Queen and the rest of the royal family at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, it was revealed today.

The happy news came hours after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Sydney for their first major international tour since their wedding in May.

A Kensington Palace said: ‘Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

‘Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public’.

Rumours were rife that Meghan may be pregnant after her mother Doria Ragland was seen taking baby-care classes in Pasadena with a view to looking after her new grandchild.

Royal sources have said her mother may move to London from the US to help her look after the baby because Meghan does not want to hire staff or a nanny after the baby is born and so is keen to fly her mother in to provide extra support. 

Francis Atwoli’s estranged wife reveals details of his affair

Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli’s estranged third wife Roselinda Simiyu has dismissed his claim that he met his wife Mary Kilobi in 2005.

“The two met in 2015. That time he is claiming he met Kilobi and that I was with him, I had just given birth and had so many health complications that could not allow me to travel,” Roselinda told Radio Jambo.

In a recent interview, Atwoli said he met the KTN anchor in 2005 in Kampala, when she was working with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and was with his second wife.

Speculation has been rife that Kilobi married Atwoli because of his status and wealth. Roselinda says she helped her former husband and even contributed to his success.

“If you get money and lack wisdom, that is very wrong, and that is why he lost direction. Kilobi does not know how Atwoli got the money,” Roselinda said.

“I have no problem with him marrying again. I am a Bukusu. If amependa, that is his right, but what I know is he is not the same man I have known from the start.”

She advises women to not depend so much on their husbands because they might leave and you will be left with no one to depend on.

“I trusted him so much and went out of my way to be with him, but when time for him to go comes, he will go. I was dependent on him and that is why I am in this situation,” she said, referring to her claims that he’s stopped providing for her family.

Baby News: Media girls celebrate Lulu Hassan’s new-born in special ceremony

News that Citizen Tv’s Lulu Hassan had given birth to baby number three spread like wildfire back in September, but she has never spoken out about it.

And now she is doing it publicly.

40 days after welcoming her new-born, Citizen Tv’s LouLou Hassan was joined by close girl pals for the traditional baby welcoming get together.

Among those in attendance was Kanze Dena, and other media personalities such as Wilkister Nyabwa, Ann Mawathe, Mercy Kandie were spotted in photos shared by the swahili news anchor.

LouLou captioned the special moment saying

[email protected] Alhamdulillah!!!!

Lulu and hubby Rashid welcomed their new-born late August after keeping the pregnancy news a secret.

In an online banter with Dan Sonko, Lulu let it slip that she has already given birth to her third tot.

Lulu told Dan Sonko:

“HAKI NA VILE NATAKA KUKUPEA WANGU BURE KWA D2.”

Sonko responded, “kama my daughter-in-law atakuwa anakuita Mom….#HapoSawa kabisa! 🔥🔥🔥🔥.”

 

 

‘He likes to pluck my hair or burn my clothes’ Woman narrates after panga attack by husband

A 33-year-old mother of six is nursing serious injuries on her legs and right hand following an alleged brutal panga attack by her husband.

Sarah Wangari from Mung’etho village in Ndaragwa on Thursday said her husband, Josphat Kiongo, attacked her on October 4.

 She was at a home where she is employed to take care of livestock and two children aged four and 14.

Wangari said since she married Kiongo more 14 years ago, she has never known peace. Hardly a day passes without Kiongo battering her.

“Sometimes he plucks my hair or he burns all my clothes and threatens to kill me. When I flee with the children, he follows us and causes trouble wherever we go,” she said

Wangari accused her husband of infidelity. If she complains, she is beaten and thrown out in the cold. Wangari said she has never ended the marriage because of the children.

Sarah Wangari at her younger sister Rahab Wambui's house in Mairo Inya. /NDICHI WAINAINA

She said at one time he threw a panga at her and injured her left shoulder.

In the latest attack, Wangari said Kiongo rode his motorbike to her place of work and sent one of their children to call her. When she got outside the gate, she saw her husband with a panga.

“I turned back, but it was too late. He cut me on the leg, then pushed me to the ground. He aimed my neck, but I blocked the panga with my right hand,” she said

Residents came to Wangari’s rescue. They took her to Mairo Inya police station and called her younger sister, Rahab Wambui, who took her to Nyahururu Referral Hospital.

Kiongo followed them to the hospital, which is a few metres from Nyahururu police station. Police were notified and he was arrested.

Wambui said her sister recorded a statement at Mairo Inya police post. On Friday, they were told the suspect will be taken to court on Monday, but they later learnt he had been released under unclear circumstances.

Wambui is now hosting her sister and her six children in her single room in Mairo Inya town. She has one child of her own. Wangari is totally depended on her sister and well-wishers who are assisting them.

“My greatest fear is the suspect is still threatening us. If something is not done, he might come and kill us,” she said

She said the suspect burnt the children’s clothes. ”The children stay naked when I wash their clothes. They all crowd on the floor when it is time to sleep”, Wambui said

The county assembly women MCAs’ caucus chairperson, Milka Wanjiru, visited Wangari on Thursday.

She said it is unfortunate that Kiongo continues to do business at Mairo Inya market as if nothing has happened. She said it is even more troubling that he threatens his wife and the people assisting her.

“My prayer is that the relevant authorities take action before it is too late,” she said

Wanjiru said cases of domestic violence are on the rise in Nyandarua, but most victims keep silent.

Nyandarua North police boss Timon Odingo told the Star on the phone yesterday Kiongo in not off the hook.

Odingo said the suspect will be arrested and taken to court after a P3 Form is filled once Wangari is healed.

The police boss said Kiongo was released on cash bail as investigations continue.

“The problem with Kenyans is they want instant justice,” he said.

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UtaSONGA na Lucky Dube! ‘Different colours’ still wins over our souls. Here is why

Lucky Dube was one of the most celebrated reggae artiste back in the day.

Just like Bob Marley and Micheal Jackson, Lucky Dube’s music are still hit songs on radio and even in clubs. He gave us the world amazing music.

Lucky Dube lost his life just after dropping his teenage son and daughter off in a Johannesburg suburb when he was attacked by carjackers.

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Local radio stations then were flooded with tearful callers expressing outrage at the murder. Alongside Bob Marley, Lucky Dube was thought of as one of the great reggae artists who sang about social problems.

Today being a TBT Thursday, we celebrate great reggae music from our very own reggae hit maker .

You can get his music on the Songa By Safaricom app as we celebrate Lucky Dube this week by dialing *812# or downloading it from the Google App Store.

 

Nairobi Diaries Pendo gets engaged (photos)

 

 

Nairobi Diaries actress Pendo is finally going to get married. Ah… sorry isn’t that what happens when someone gets engaged?

Pendo

Yep, the socialite with the attitude and who has had legendary fights with many of her cast-mates is now going to make one old white man a proud(?) husband.

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Her white fossil

Pendo herself revealed this information yesterday on her social media page on Instagram when she showed off an expensive engagement ring.

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With her huge ring

This will come as a surprise to many who will wonder how the Ghetto Princess was able to get hitched so quickly, considering we had not had a whiff of him. Or was it a stunt to get publicity up for the new Nairobi Diaries series?

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Celebrating with her mzee

Frenemy Mishi Dorah was quick to congratulate her. Don’t forget that Pendo had recently been in a relationship with Luwi Capello that enthralled many hoping for her that he would be the one who would finally get her out of single land.

Pendo

But it was not to be with Luwi unceremoniously dumping her as like an empty liquor bottle. In a Q and A session with his fans he revealed the reason why he did so:

SHE WAS NOT REAL.

And whether he would get back with Pendo, Capello was brutal about his truth stating:

WHEN JESUS COMES BACK TO EARTH.

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Luwi Capello with Pendo in the past

Ouch! But it seems that Pendo did not need Luwi’s love to find happiness as a white ancestor has come to rescue her. What is with socialites and old men? Do they love better than younger men? Ohhh!, I know…..I know……… Dumb question by me.

Anywhoo! Congrats to Pendo for landing a man that she will love through poverty and riches. Hehehe!

Speaking Out: Read what the man whose ID was used by Jowie to access Monica Kimani’s apartment the day she was murdered has to say

Jacque Maribe’s fiance Joseph Irungu popularly known as Jowie is in hot soup.

Police reports indicate that Jowie, the main suspect in Monica Kimani’s murder used an identification card belonging to Dominic Bisela to access her apartment, Lamuria Gardens off Dennis Pritt.

Jowie, who was dressed in a kanzu and a cap that night, presented the ID at the gate to the night guard before he was allowed in.

Dominic, a security guard with Lavington Security, was later arrested at his Kibera home by detectives and he revealed what happened. He told the police that two days before Monica was murdered, he was invited by a friend to a construction (mjengo) job at Royal Park Estate in Lang’ata where Jacque and Jowie lived.

According to Bisela, he surrendered his ID at the gate as it is customary for construction workers to leave their identity cards at the gate with the site guard.

Kenyan ID card

But after he was done with the day’s work and it was time to leave, he was shocked when he was told by the guard that his ID was missing. Bisela had no choice but leave his mobile phone number and asked the site management to call him in case they found it.

8.45pm – Another man, dressed in a pair of jeans, a grey hoodie, a cap and a white kanzu, arrives, hugs Monica and goes straight to the kitchen then returns with a glass of wine. He introduces himself as Joe who they later come to know is Joseph Irungu aka Jowie Joe, Jacque Maribe’s fiance.

At the gate, Joe registered himself as “Dominic Kamau” and had an identification card with the above names.

DCI boss George Kinoti told the Nairobian;

BISELA DID NOT FIND HIS ID IN THE EVENING AFTER COMPLETING DUTY AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE. HE INFORMED THE GUARD TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE CARD JUST IN CASE IT HAD BEEN MISPLACED FROM THE REST OF THE IDS.

Both Jacque Marie and Jowie are in remand until Monday when they will take pleas for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

 

A List Of 8 Gospel Couples Who Will Make You Want To Fall In Love

The gospel industry has been associated with controversies especially from artists who seem to be  drinking water and preaching wine, but despite all some have chosen to stick to the word and set a good example.

The bible says”He who finds love finds a beautiful thing”. There is no doubt love is a special thing and it gets even better when you have someone to share it with. Gospel celebrities are setting the pace and are a living proof true love exists. Here are celebrity couples that will make you run to the aisle pretty soon.

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After winning the Male Artist Of Year in the 2017 Groove Awards Ekodydda introduced her charming beautiful wife to the world. They sure look good together.

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Bahati and Diana Marua  sure are the hottest couple in town.They are still going strong and their undying love is evident not even a storm can separate them.

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If you thought the divorce rumors will keep them apart then you must think again. Dj Mo and Size 8 are one couple in the entertainment industry who give relationship goals to those aspiring to get married. The two tied the knot in 2013 and their love keeps on growing stronger.

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A year after his elder brothers wedding, Daddy Owen got married to the love of his life Farida Wambui in 2016 in a colorful invites only wedding.

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Back in 2015 Roy Smith Mwaita popularly known as Rufftone tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Susan Njoki and the couple are blessed with 2 kids.

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He introduces himself as a grateful husband to a lovely wife. This ‘Lingala Ya Yesu’ hit maker is a proud man. Pitson is married to the beautiful Carol Mwai.

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They have been married close to a decade. Mercy Masika and David Muguro meet in 2007. Mercy takes pride in her marriage and family as the parents to two gorgeous kids. David also doubles up as Mercy’s manager. It is evident that after so many years of marriage they are still deeply in love.

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The mellow gospel singer Joyce and sports anchor hubby Waihiga kept their relationship on the down low and shocked many when they walked down the aisle in 2015. Their Naivasha wedding was a sight to behold attended by only close family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A list of prominent Kenyans who DON’T drink alcohol (Photos)

People tend to have fun in many ways and I bet the way you enjoy your free time is not same as I do.

Some tend to visit parks, go hiking, attend church seminars while others choose to enjoy the bottle.

From spending times in clubs and indulging in binge drinking during weekends and holidays, their love for the brown bottle is outta this world.

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But did you know there are prominent people who don’t drink alcohol despite being rich? 


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Well, from Deputy president William Ruto to businessman Jimmy Wanjigi, meet the prominent Kenyans who don’t drink alcohol. 


1. William  Ruto

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The deputy president is not a 
tippler. He’s a reserved man and has never tasted alcohol. 


2. Jimmy Wanjigi 

Jimi Wanjigi and his wife Irene Nzisa
Despite the fame and money, he doesn’t drink. According to sources, he only takes tea even when in social gatherings. Dear young men and women, take notes if you want to be successful.


3. Charles Njonjo
The 98-year-old veteran politician and tycoon doesn’t drink alcohol nor eat red meat.  Hello millennials, that’s the only secret to long life.

4. Daniel arap Moi


He’s no exception. The former president survives on traditional foods cooked using traditional methods 

5. Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan international footballer doesn’t drink alcohol, unlike many sportsmen who swim in alcohol, thanks to their fat cheques.

6. DJ Joe Mfalme

Kenya’s finest DJ is not a fan of the brown bottle nor the hard drinks. DJ Joe Mfalme survives on water and Redbull during night events.


Other world leaders and celebrities who don’t drink alcohol include: Kim Kardashian, 50 Cent, 
Shania Twain, Eminem, Chris Martin, Jennifer Lopez,  Bruce Willis, Tyra Banks just to mention but a few.

A list of Kenyan celebrities who were once street kids

Most people wish to grow up in a family setting with parents or guardians to take care of you.

Although some are born into families that support them until they’re old enough to cater for themselves, there are those who don’t enjoy these benefits. Some are forced into the streets while still young where they grow up not knowing about their origin.

What are the reasons why many end up being street kids?

Peer pressure, poor parenting, and running away, passing on of parents, discrimination or being seen as an outcast, poverty, being chased away and others do it out of their own wish.

Also read;

Is Funny Man MCA Tricky Dating Or Nah? He Finally Dishes Out On His Status


Kids who end up in the streets sometimes resort to robbery, drug abuse and in the end, some of them are killed while others get rescued by good Samaritans.


Well, in the local showbiz  industry we have several celebrities who grew up in the streets and we’re proud of them for transforming into great people in the society.


From multi-talented singer Guardian Angel to Radio Jambo’s Annita Raey, meet the celebrities who tasted the hard and bad street life.

Guardian Angel
The gospel singer whose songs are currently topping the music charts grew up in the streets. In past interviews, Guardian has always narrated his past sad life experience and how he ventured into music to inspire the youth.

“We happened to have gotten to a place where it was a bit hard for us to hold on because my mother had lost her job and life was just hard and me being that kajamaa who doesn’t want to look at his mother go through some stuff so that life goes on and couldn’t just watch so I decided to go my way and let my mum figure her way out. I got arrested when I was in the streets. I was on the streets and I think the President at that time said the streets should be cleared. So I was among those who were cleared from the streets.”

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‘I Represent The Street Kids’ – Top Comedian MCA Tricky Shares Emotional Story

His mother died when he was young, and was forced to the streets where growing up was tough.  He later went to ABC orphanage in Mathare slums and from there, he was nurtured into the man he is today.

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Annitah Raey

The radio Jambo presenter, now a mother of two, is never afraid of sharing details of her past. She’s been through a lot and just like some, her life hasn’t been a smooth path. Annita went to the streets when she was 13-years-old.

“I was so rebellious because I was raised by a very harsh mother. I started running away from home at a very tender age of 13 years and started living in the streets. I lived in the streets of Nairobi with the worst people in the society. Those were my friends. They used to treat me like I am the baby in their crew. You are the one who carried the drugs for them,” she narrated.

Adding:

“Then one day I was coming in with one of them, so we are at Moi Avenue, then someone hit me from the back, nkafikiri ni mwizi and I was like, anataka nini. I fell down and became unconscious. I did not have money but anyway I had drugs with me. They dragged us towards Jevanjee. They were two guys and both were from my tribe, I understood all what they were planning for me. So they raped me and that was the worst thing in my life.”

MCA Tricky

Self-proclaimed Member of Chokora Assembly joined the streets at the tender age of 12 after his peers convinced him to accompany them to Nairobi in search of greener pastures without the knowledge of his parents.

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“For three years, I experienced the vagaries of street life in Nairobi’s Saika estate, during which I worked as a vegetable errand boy to and from Gikomba market to survive,” he said in previous interviews.

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Paul Clement

The Tanzanian gospel artiste also went through hell while growing up. He stayed in the streets depending on borrowing and searching bins for food as it is a norm by street urchins.

“I was a street kid for 8 years, My father had always wanted me to pursue another career and not music. Nia yake ilikua niwe laywer kama yeye. Issue za familia ndio zilichangia niwe street child. Nmashukuru Mungu kwa sababu malengo yangu yalitimia na bado yanaendelea kutimia. Nilikiwa street niliandika nikiwa kwa situation ngumu wimbo unaitwa ‘Juu ya mataifa yote’ huo wakati nilikua bado naenda kanisani.”

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Ringtone

The controversial gospel singer spent most of his time on the streets. And just like street urchins, he ate from the bins.

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Ringtone in sharp suit

In past interviews, Ringtone has always narrated that his mother dumped him at the doorstep of a bar in Nairobi’s Tom Mboya Street and left him at the mercy of the streets of Nairobi.

His uncle later found him and sent him to the village to stay with his grandmother who later passed away, leaving him once again at the mercy of the world.

He was forced to flee to the streets where he did everything urchins do because his family had allegedly rejected him until when he was rescued by a good Samaritan.

Papa Dennis

The flamboyant gospel singer also tasted the rough life of the streets.

In past interviews, Papa Dennis revealed that his parents passed away when he was very young and in Class 8, leaving behind three children. With no one to support or care for them, Denno had to turn to the streets to fend for himself and his siblings.

“I’ve been through a lot, and growing up an orphan really takes a toll on you. It affected me after primary school seeing other kids go to high school while I couldn’t. It hurt a lot. So I started taking on menial jobs to survive.”

He was later rescued by Sadat Muhindi, the CEO of Maliza Umaskini foundation that helps the needy and nurtures talent.  Papa Dennis celebrated his birthday yesterday.

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Read embarrassing leaked screenshots of Smart Joker begging for nvd3s

Someone is playing a funny joke on comedian Smart Joker, or he is not very smart when asking damsels for nudes. Leaked screenshots of his conversation with what clearly looked like a female companion he is familiar with, has leaked online. And they have gone viral.In one text message, Smart Joker allegedly texts, “Wife ata interfere so jua utakubali niigie mahali kama washroom,” adding, “Ngoja wife yuko karibu.”

HE CONTINUES, “NIKIKUONYESHA NAWE PIA UNIONYESHE. TIT FOR TAT. DON’T TALK. PLEASE JUST SHOW.

The Churchhill Live comedian begs, “Please toa suruali, please nitakushow. please.”

“YOU ARE HOT. NIMESIMAMAAAA. NAMWAGAAAA.”

Called for comment about the said screenshots, the comedian denied being the author of the racy sexts

 

 

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“I am still wondering about those screenshots. All I can say is, the issue is still under investigation. There are people on the ground who are working to find out who did that.”

Smart Joker added, “You have seen many things happen to comedians. Utaskia ‘Ohh, Churchill amefanya hivi, na unaona number yake iko hapo.’ But ukimuuliza anasema si yeye alifanya hivyo. That is the same case with me.”

ASKED WHAT HIS WIFE THINKS OF THOSE RACY TEXT MESSAGES, HE SAID, “MY WIFE KNOWS ABOUT THAT BUT SHE IS BUSY AND SHE KNOWS HER HUSBAND. WHAT IS THERE FOR HER TO COMMENT ABOUT AND SHE KNOWS HER HUSBAND? WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED YOU KNOW YOUR SPOUSE, AND WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS, THE SPOUSE WILL KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THAT ISSUE BECAUSE YOU ALREADY KNOW THEM MORE.

“I want that person who leaked those fake screen shots to face the consequences,” he concluded.

Check out the screenshots that are allegedly between Smart Joker and a Nairobi damsel.

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The late gospel music legend Angela Chibalonza speaks from her grave

John Isaji, the last person to see Angela Chibalonza speaks out 10 years after her tragic death in a road accident along the Naivasha-Nakuru highway.

Isaji used to plan her events, take her to events he was more like her music director.

He narrated her last moments on earth.

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Pastor John Isaji

According to Isaji, Angela Chibalonza had second thoughts about travelling to Egerton University to perform on the fateful night from Nairobi to perform. But since the students were expecting her and the hall was already full she did not want to let them down.

Since they had waited for her for a long time, the students started to riot. When Angela heard that, she said, she will have to travel to avoid being in the press as someone who lied to students.

A very interesting thing happened before they left, Angela could not find her house keys, they have to break her out of the house. They managed and they drove to Njoro for the concert.

Angela gave her best performance and left the stage at 4am. On Saturday, she had a flight at 7am and Isaji was insisting they leave but Angela still insisted that has to pray for the students to get saved.

“ANGELA SAID, HAUWEZI JUA KAMA HII NI SIKU YAKO YA MWISHO YA MWISHO. 20 STUDENTS GOT SAVED THAT NIGHT.”

When they got to Nakuru, Angela woke up and told Isaji to handover to another driver, because he had driven from Nairobi to pick her for the show and now he was driving back to Nairobi in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

“ANGELA INSISTED, ‘NO, PAPA JOHN, PEANA GARI USAIDIWE UMECHOKA SANA.’ I SAID I’M OKAY. BUT SHE WOKE UP AGAIN AND INSISTED. MY SPIRIT SAID, SHE HAS NEVER INSISTED. IT WAS LIKE SHE HAD FORSEEN SOMETHING.”

John was the only survivor in that car crush. Their car hit the trailer from the back at a speed of 160 KM/h. The lorry was parked. he couldn’t swerve The roof of the Nissan B15, was cut off.

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The Car wreck that took Angela Chibalonza’s life

Isaji said after the impact he woke up to screams.

“IT MEANS THEY ARE GONE, ANGELA WAS ON MY KNEES, SHE HAD BEEN THRUST WITH THE FORCE OF THE IMPACT. THERE I WAS CALLING HER ‘MUM MUM’ THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE. I WAS SCARED.”

People meet him and ask him why he handed over the car. In his defense, Isaji says,

“I DON’T REGRET GIVING THE CAR TO THE OTHER DRIVER. MANY PEOPLE I MEET THEY ASK WHY. I TRIED NOT TO HAND OVER THE CAR, BUT I DID SO BECAUSE I HEARD THE URGENCY IN HER VOICE.”

Now, Angela blesses us with her songs that are timeless.

In a past interview, Angela said, “I come from Congo, but I live in Kenya. I started singing in 1992, when I meet Jesus Christ in my life, as my Lords and saviour. That is when I joined the choir at Assemblies of God. After that I become a praise and worship leader in church and the more I was singing, leading praise and worship in church the gift was growing in me.

ADDING, “I STARTED WRITING SINGS AND SOMETIMES DREAMING SONGS AND WHEN I DREAM THEM, I WRITE THEM DOWN. IT WAS UNTIL 1997, WHEN I CAME TO KENYA THAT I STARTED RECORDING. I RECORDED MY FIRST ALBUM IN 1998 AND THAT IS WHEN I STARTED MY JOURNEY OF RECORDING MUSIC, UNTIL NOW.

Her hubby, Elisha Muliri said in a past interview, “She opened so many doors for me. To date, people still call me telling me how her music has touched them, and wherever I go to minister, I am accorded so much respect just because I was her husband.”

“WE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE EVENT IN EGERTON UNIVERSITY TOGETHER, BUT I HAD SUCH A STRONG PREMONITION THAT IT WOULDN’T END WELL,” MAMMY TOLD SATURDAY NATION.

Angela Chibalonza’s  last conversation with Isaji were about her ministry and her last album released. One song off the album is about meeting Jesus.

Check it out.

That said, here are 5 of her all time hits.

  1. Angela Chibalonza – Uliniumba Nikuabudu

2. Angela Chibalonza – Yo Ozali Nzambe

3. Angela Chibalonza – Ebbenezer

4. Angela Chibalonza – Yahwe Uhimidiwe

5. Angela Chibalonza – Ninatamani

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5. Kaberere – The gospel singer passed away in 2014 after the release of the hit song Mwanake where he featured alongside Benachi. Kaberere was electrocuted by a faulty car wash machine in Kikuyu where his business was located.

4. E-Sir – The Ogoba Deejy’s star died 14 years ago in a tragic road accidenton March 16, 2003, on his way back to Nairobi from a concert at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru town, to help promote his debut album Tumefika.

“On this day, a dark cloud covered our skies as we lost one of Kenya’s finest and most gifted musicians to ever hold the microphone. His lyrical delivery and command of the Swahili flow was unmatched. Even long after his death, his music and legacy still lives on and on in our hearts. We miss you bro, till we meet again,” Nameless recounts sadly.

3. Drygin and Frakaz – Numerous sources are cited saying Frakaz allegedly died of alcohol and drugs abuse, whereas Drygin died after allegedly engaging in a fight. The latter was found dead in his house.

2. Derick Amunga – Veteran thespian, Derrick Amunga better known to many as ‘Master Sugu’ in the TV drama ‘Tausi’, was found dead after missing for three days. He was found at Kenyatta National Hospital’s mortuary after a tragic hit and run incident.

  1. Grace Makosewe – The former Capital FM presenter Grace Makosewe was found dead in her Ngumo apartment in Nairobi. According to police, her death was reported by her cousin.

‘Relationships ni kuvumiliana,’ Brenda Wairimu opens up on rumours of breakup with Juliani

Rumour has been rife that the relationship between Juliani and Brenda Wairimu is no more but the damsel has come out to set the record straight.

Trouble started when the talented Brenda said that she does not enjoy it when everyone keeps referring to her as Juliani’s a baby mama yet she had worked so hard to create a brand of her own as an actress.

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Juliani and his baby mama Brenda Wairimu
Juliani and his baby mama Brenda Wairimu

According to Mpasho a few weeks later, Juliani was interviewed by Chito Ndhlovu of Kiss FM and he opened up about their failed relationship indirectly.

‘What’s the status of your relationship?’ Chito asked.

“THERE IS NO OFFICIAL POSITION WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP AND MAYBE EVERYONE IS RIGHT WITH WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT US,” he said.

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Juliani went ahead to refer to Brenda as a lady with ego saying she’s not humble.

“I HAVE A SONG THAT WILL REVEAL TO YOU GUYS WHETHER WE ARE STILL DATING OR NOT BUT AS FAR AS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IS HUMAN BEINGS HAVE EGO. BINADAMU HUJIDAI SANA, UNTIL YOU GET THEM IN HOSPITAL SICK OR DEAD. IT IS HIGH TIME WE HUMBLE OURSELVES ESPECIALLY IN RELATIONSHIPS AND AVOID INCLUDING EGO,” he added.

Juliani further revealed that he will be releasing a new song soon that will sum up everything about their relationship.

“I HAVE A SONG THAT WILL REVEAL TO YOU GUYS WHETHER WE ARE STILL DATING OR NOT BUT AS FAR AS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IS HUMAN BEINGS HAVE EGO.”

Brenda, on the other hand, seems to have moved on and her latest post suggests so.

“Blink away tears and walk forward, even if the first step hurts…because we grow fearless, by walking into our fears.”

However, Brenda Wairimu clarified that yes, a while back, like really way back, they had broken up, but they patched things up.

“We had broken up before. I don’t think I’m that person who would go into details about why a relationship is working or not working but in that moment it wasn’t and we needed time out.”

Brenda went on to advise slay queens and Nairobi fisilets about relationships.

“This generation, people give up very easily in relationships. This is an example of kutoana mbali and working through the relationship together. Ni muhimu kuvumiliana, kusaidiana and to grow each other in relationships.

This advice comes at a time when celebrity couples such as Zari and Diamond Platnumz,Harmonize and his mzungu girlfriend and Aslay and his baby mama Tessy  have broken up over irreconcilable differences.

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We can only hope that Brenda and Juliani’s relationship workout this time round.The couple is blessed with a daughter who is as beautiful as the mother.

Brenda Wairimu and her daughter
Brenda Wairimu and her daughter

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