Former TV girl TerryAnne Chebet is doing great after being fired unceremoniously from Citizen TV in 2016.
The mother of two was among the 80 employees, who were shown the door by the Royal Media Services and for the first time, she has spoken about losing her job.
In a recent interview at Malkia Africa Production, TerryAnne Chebet confessed that losing her job while at the peak of her career humbled her and this helped her learn so many lessons that she would not have learnt.
While at CItizen TV, she was among the media personalities who were doing a great job and upto now she can’t understand why she was axed yet she believes she was doing a good job. She said;
THE DIP THAT I HAD WHEN I LOST MY JOB COULD HAVE BEEN A MOMENT OF DESPAIR. YOU KNOW LIKE SO WHAT NEXT? I WAS AT MY PRIME. I HAD DONE A GOOD JOB, IT HAPPENED AND IT HAD TO HAPPEN.
WHEN I LOOK BACK I’M LIKE IT WAS NECESSARY BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME LESSONS THAT I NEEDED TO LEARN AND IF THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I AM TODAY. IN RETROSPECT, IT WAS NECESSARY EVEN THOUGH I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN.
She later picked herself up and she’s now the Chief Executive Officer of Fanaka Television and her flashy lifestyle is a clear indication that she’s taking millions home at the end of the day.
Mary Wanjiku Nganga is a woman whom most will likely not know about. But the things she has gone through are painful to say the least.
Her story was first broadcast on Kameme FM and it is one of pain and suffering in the midst of blessings. What happened to her exactly?
A post on social media by Nancy Ndau Martin explained a lot about what was going on in Mary’s life. Mary’s nightmare began when she gave birth. Instead of the normal one child that many women give birth to, she was blessed with triplets.
This was close to 14 weeks ago. According to Mary, when her husband found out, he came to their home, cleaned it out of all belongings. All that he left were her clothes and those of their teenage son.
Not only did she lose her husband because of her hospital visit, her own father also died while she was in the maternity ward.
Mary is now struggling as she tries to feed her large brood. She is living in Kongo, in Kahawa West. A good Samaritan called Rose Karanja and her husband touched by the story done on Kameme decided to go and visit her.
Their visit revealed some even more shocking facts. She was sleeping on a bed without a mattress. But another blessed soul decided to ride on a boda boda from Marurui to give her a mattress.
Not only that, another well-wisher was able to give her a phone. But this story would not be complete without a desperate plea for help for her.
Mary’s triplets consume a tin of Nan which costs 1300 shillings in two days! Diapers are another issue. If you want to help her, you can reach her on 0726296226.
Citizen Tv presenter Joey Muthegi is not feeling young men.
Speaking during yesterday’s topic on the issue of older men dating younger women on the station’s morning show, Joey revealed that she prefers older men because they know what they want in life compared to young ones.
Joey Muthengi, who co-hosts the show with Willis Raburu and Roy Karuhize, explained the main reason why young women prefer older men than their agemates. She said:
AS A CONSUMER OF OLDER MEN THERE IS JUST LIKE STABILITY IN THAT, OR REASSURANCE THAT THEY KNOW WHAT THEY NEED OUT OF LIFE, HAVE LEARNT THE LESSONS THAT NEEDED TO BE LEARNT. THEY ARE EVEN ABLE TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE. THESE YOUNG GUYS ARE ONLY GOOD IN PICTURES.
The sister to born-again gospel singer Holy Dave went ahead to tell what many young men out here wouldn’t want to hear. She said she would go for an older man because he’s already established himself. She said
I AM LOOKING FOR SECURITY FINANCIALLY, MATURITY, THESE ARE THINGS I NEED IN A RELATIONSHIP. LIKE I SAID OFF CAMERA I SPENT A LOT OF MY YOUTH WITH THE YOUTHS WHILE IN CAMPUS. WHAT DID THEY DO FOR ME?
Joey Muthegi also revealed that she was not for the parable of hustling together and building an empire.
ATI WE ARE HUSTLING TOGETHER WE CAN’T BOTH BE ON THE SAME LEVEL. SOMEONE NEEDS TO HAVE MADE IT. IN FACT, MOST OF THE GUYS WHOM YOU BUILD EACH OTHER FROM SCRATCH USUALLY END UP LEAVING THE WOMAN FOR SOMEONE ELSE. THAT IS WHAT MOSTLY HAPPENS IN THOSE TYPES OF SITUATIONS.
Just like her counterpart Awinja, who is the brand ambassador of Uber, Naliaka has revealed that she’s working with Taxify. The heavily pregnant actress in a post she shared on social media thanked the taxi company for making her pregnancy journey easier. She wrote:
People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did for them. But, people will never forget how you made them feel.
Zile laps nilichapa na hii ball😊mara ……Gikosh, Toi, Kamkunji, River road, Biashara street etc Thank you so much @taxify.ke for making my pregnant journey very comfortable.
Here is the photo of Naliaka showing off her cute baby bump
Two months ago, the actress and her husband celebrated their second anniversary and her message read:
My best friend,I enjoy doing life with you. It’s exactly 2 years since we got married.
You make parenting look so easy. The sacrifices you make for us….cherrie you are the best daddy in the world. May God bless and refresh you.Maloooooooooovito.
As the nation continues to mourn 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett, there’s drama going on in his family.
A woman claiming to be the champion’s wife has revealed that she has been blocked by her partner’s family from burying him.
According to the woman identified as Brenda Bett, she was the police officer’s wife and they met in 2016 at her father’s funeral and later moved in together the same year in December. They were later blessed with a daughter they named Kylie.
The mother of one revealed that she has been staying with Bett until his untimely death and they were planning to walk down the aisle soon. Brenda narrated how they were in love, and on the fateful day of the accident, she was meant to drive Nicholas upcountry, where he had an appointment with his doctor but their daughter fell sick and she had no option but let her husband drive himself though he had an injury.
In an emotional tribute to her husband, Brenda wrote:
I have lost a golden heart. I celebrate you, my sweetheart. You always loved us. You loved me like your own sister.
I thank God for the moments we shared. I will treasure them forever. What can I say now baba kokoo? The man who taught me to be humble ti see things and zip up.
I have lost you in a cruel way that if I knew you were going to die I would have sipped the journey.
I feel now that that was the last hug and kiss the last ‘I love you and take care of baby Kylie’. The way you talked to me at night was soo deep that I can now say those were your final words to me.’ Cheruto, mama Kylie I love you from my heart and one day you will attest this’ and I smiled and told you, babe, stop it. You don’t have to tell me the world knows and I know you love me so much and I love you too very much.
If I continue writing this, I will write forever. I have known you to be the person of dignity, the man who never gave up. You believed in your dreams, you loved your family more than anything. I’ll always remember your words every morning that babe I have told you I’m your dad not only your husband and I feel very safe in your hands.
Words can never describe your kindness, Those who were close to you know the kind of a person you were.
You always said ‘Kylie my heart, I promise to take care of her’. This is the gift that I couldn’t ask for. I promise you over there Kylie will be taken care of by her strong mum. You always said you trust me, God saw it best not to take both of us because of Kylie I would have been your driver but I don’t know what happened to me I withdrew the journey the last minute. After Kylie fell sick and I had to stay behind to watch her so that I take her to the hospital later in the day. Babes shine on your way. Forever in my heart. I love you so much pakokoo.
RIP my hero”.
Here are more photos of Nicholas Bett with his family
It was the second time in 10 days that a viral video prompted public fury, compelling police to act on escalating domestic violence. Valerie Masibo told the Star in an exclusive interview on Sunday.
He works at the slaughter house and since we met he has been so brutal. This time, I thought he would slaughter me.
She suffered serious facial injuries; one of her nearly severed ears was reattached at Moi Referral Hospital.
The victim had been rescued by police from a house at Kipkaren Estate where she had been locked up by the suspect, identified at Nafatali Lusuli.
A picture of her disfigured face had gone viral on social media and neighbours informed the police of the violence, leading officers to storm the house on Friday night.
On August 1, a Winifred Mwende was severely beaten by her husband Daudi Nzomo as she lay on a dirt path in Makueni. The viral went video, including pleas from onlookers to stop. The DPP stepped in. The man was arrested.
In the latest of many similar cases, Valerie Masibo was battered. She is four months’ pregnant; she has not lost the baby. Valerie was discharged and is recovering at her aunt’s house in Eldoret. She will remain under medical care.
The suspect was arrested in the house and is being held at the Yamumbi police station. He is expected to be charged today. Eldoret South OCPD Wilson Abduba said.
We have the suspect in custody and he will be taken to court to face charges in relation to the crime.
Valerie and Lusuli have been married for five months. Valerie said
This is about the fifth time the man has attacked me viciously but this time it was so serious I could not even see after the beating. I felt like I was dying, but I thank God I am alive and free from his brutality.
She said the man, whom she started dating in March, arrived home last Friday at 6 pm and was very drunk. He accused Valerie of misusing the Sh500 he had given her for rent. Valerie said
I still had the money and as I tried to show it to him he pushed me to the ground and started using his shoe and a cooking stick to beat me.
The men then used a sharp object to cut off part of her ear, causing her to bleed profusely.
She screamed for help but the man locked the door from inside. The neighbours alerted police who arrived at the house but the man had escaped. He was arrested in the same estate.
Valerie said they had known each other for a short while but they decided to stay together when she learned she was pregnant.
She was taken to the police station to identify her attacker. “When he saw me, he could not believe that he was one who inflicted such injuries. He pleaded with me to forgive him but with the suffering I have gone through, I want the law to take its course”, she said.
She said she would never return to her batterer and said she hoped that other women going through the same suffering receive help.
Prince Harry greeted his bride Meghan at the altar on their wedding day by gushing:
‘You look amazing’.
Furthermore, he went out of his way to thank her makeup artist, celebrity makeup artist, Daniel Martin.
According to celebrity beauty guru Daniel Martin, who has worked with the Duchess for many years, Harry was thrilled that he had made Meghan Markle look like her ‘best self’-sporting a natural,timeless look with neutral colours.
In addition, he told InStyle:
‘I know exactly what [Meghan] does and doesn’t like. After the ceremony Harry kept saying thank you. He was thanking me for making her look like herself.’
Martin was one of four people who assisted Meghan as she got ready to walk down the aisle, along with her mother, Doria Ragland, dress designer and hair stylist.
Even more, the two have been friends for almost a decade.
Likewise, Daniel’s A-list clients include Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss.
Despite doing Meghan’s wedding makeup, he recently revealed she has been doing her own make-up for high profile events rather than having professional help.
Police in Makueni county are looking for a pastor alleged to have raped a 25-year-old woman who had sought a prayer intervention at his house.
Police, in a report on the Wednesday 10pm incident, said the pastor, who is still at large, was reported to have committed the act at Katune village.
The victim, a married mother of three, says she had attended the prayers with her sister-in-law and her mother-in-law. The pastor, only identified as Pastor Mutua, lured them to one-on-one ‘consultation’.
She says that when her turn came, the pastor not only prayed but also touched her in an inappropriate manner before raping her in the pretext of exorcising demons.
“When the session with the pastor ended, she walked outside and narrated her ordeal to the rest with a view of establishing whether they were taken through a similar process but they told her it was not so,” the police report states.
Together, they confronted the pastor but he refuted the allegations and fled on a motor cycle.
The victim was escorted to Emali model clinic for initial medical check-up by the family members and later filed the complaint with the police.
Officers from Emali police station visited the scene of the incident as investigations into the incident continue.
A Makueni Court on Wednesday sentenced Julius Nzomo Daudi, the man filmed assaulting his wife to 12 years. Nzomo will serve 10 years in prison and 2 years on probation respectively
The video caused outrage nationwide as KOT demanded for justice for the battered wife.
Nzomo had pleaded guilty to the charge of causing grievous harm to Mwende.
When the charge was read to him, a calm Nzomo responded “Ni ukweli” (it is true).
Nzomo was arrested in Nguuni, Kibwezi West Constituency last week after the video of him viciously beating his wife went viral on social media.
While i was Away , Daudi Nzomo the man caught on camera beating up his wife has been sentenced in prison for 12 years. Now we are waiting for the woman who was also caught on camera beating up a man for kshs 200 debt. Tit for Tat is a fare game! Justice For ALL !
Victor Mochere….Daudi Nzomo, the man caught on camera battering wife, Winfred Mwende, in Makueni has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty.
The guy deserves a life imprisonment, this is purely monstrous, outrageous, inhumane and abominable.
Jacob Abere Matlal…. Nzomo to be 12yrs prison visitors thanks social media, we do have other batterers your days are numbered..
Jim Yalla…The week at a glance: Kidero; arrested, Southend mall; demolished, Java; bulldozed, the last rhino; dead, Daudi Nzomo; 12yrs jail term, Balala; still cat walking…. and other kutangatanga short stories.
@FireMomAh…Daudi Nzomo incident involving one woman brought all social media platforms to a stand still.Yet,no one raised an eye when the women folk of Nyeri town were mutilating their husbands’ genitalia…
Ngugi…Will Kamau Wanjiru get Justice for being assaulted by his bartender at Roysambu?. Makueni Daudi Nzomo got 12 years for his battery assault but will same justice be meted on girl child. Boy oh boy..child??
kipkoech mitei Rober…Daudi Nzomo jailed for 12 years for beating his wife while nothing was done to Kidero for being equally captured on video slapping Shebesh. Mnyonge hana haki.
Christ Ambassadeur…keyboard feminist are happy because justice has been served & Daudi Nzomo has been jailed. what about that woman batterer who physically assaulted a defenseless man..she hasn’t been traced since since the video went viral…we demand equality in justice
Diamond Platnumz on Wednesday attended a low key birthday party for his son with Hamisa Mobetto.
The little boy turns one-years-old, and his mother has been hinting they will have a party.
They were recorded on camera singing along to Harmoinize’s hit son Happy Birthday. Diamond Platnumz helped his son cut the cake and fed all those who were in the room including Hamisa.
Baby Daylan shared a video of the party, and wrote how much he adores his celebrity father.
My Babaz Are The Best 🙏🏾❤️…. Dear God Please Protect Them For Me 🙏🏾
Diamond has also wished the little boy a happy birthday
A Very Happy Birthday to the Next Platnumz…My Kitinda Mimba, Mswahili Mwenzangu, Maskini Mwenzangu…Mnyonge Mwenzangu…Mengi Uloyapitia Ukiwa mdogo, usiyejua hili wala lile yamenifanya nikupende sana na kuhakikisha nakulinda na kukutunza kwa hali yoyote ntayojaaliwa…Insha Allah Mwenyez Mungu akukuze vyema, akupe Akilu, Afya, Furaha na akubariki, Ukikua uwe Mwanamziki Kama mie baba ako, Uzidi kupendwa na ukifanikiwa uwainue Maskini wenzetu zaidi Mtaani….Happy Birthday My Handsome/ Young King / Young Lion / Young Simba / Young Dangote
It will be interesting to see if he shares pictures of the birthday party he attended, or will he fear the wrath of Zari?
Veteran Tanzanian actor Mzee Majuto, whose real name is Amri Athuman passed away last ngiht.
The multi-talented actor has been in and out of hospital and according to sources, on Wednesday his condition deteriorated and he died while receiving treatment at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, where he was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit.
In April this year, Mzee Majuto was flown to India for specialized treatment and President Magufuli and other well-wishers settled his medical bill. The witty actor is said to have been suffering from Hernia.
Majuto featured in many movies among them Mwizi wa Kukuku, Kondakta, Mama Nitilie and King Majuto Returns Home just to mention but a few.
Diamond Platmumz, NTV p[resenter Rashid Abdalla and Wema Sepetu have led East Africans in mourning the late legendary actor and below are some o their messages:
Wema Sepetu: Alipangalo Allah… I wished to work with you baba angu… Ila Allah hakupanga… Kapumzike baba angu… Mungu Mkali jamani….😔😔😔… Ila kama kuteseka tu umeteseka jamani…. RIP King…
Diamond Platnumz: May your Humble Soul Rest in Paradise KING🤴…Will always Miss and Love you🙏🏻
Rashid Aabdalla: #sisemikitu “ Haufiki msiba wowote ila kwa idhini ya Mwenyezi Mungu. Na mwenye anayemwamini Allah swt huuongoza moyo wake. Na Mwenyezi Mungu ni Mjuzi wa kila kitu”. Ulikuwa faraja na tiba ya wengi maishani Alhaji Amri Athuman @KingMajuto . Inshallah ukakabidhiwe kitabu chako kwa mkono wa kulia. #tutaonanabaadae #kipenzichawatu
Local audio producer Tedd Josiah is slowly adapting to life after losing his wife Regina in September last year. The two were blessed with an adorable daughter named Jay, who turned a year old last month.
In an interview with the Play House YouTube Channel, Tedd talked about his journey in the music industry. He said;
I fell in love with music when I was very young. My dad bought me a record player so I got to listen to music a lot. I spent a lot of time creating and listening to music. That’s where my passion started.
The producer grew up in Chicago, US, after having stayed with his grandmother in Nakuru during his early childhood. Tedd Josiah said.
When I moved to the United States, I just knew Kikuyu, Luo and broken Kiswahili. I knew no English, but with time I picked up.
He later joined high school back in Kenya, where he studied at two different institutions but never participated in music festivals.
After high school, I became a born-again Christian. One day, I went to Nairobi Baptist and saw what the youths were doing, in terms of singing, and I told myself, ‘Hmm, I can do this’
Tedd went ahead to master the art of producing music.
I started doing background vocals more and lead vocals. Then I realised that they were making mistakes in the arrangement, and in the digital space there are different things happening, and we start putting the music together like this and do this with the intro and stuff. And I didn’t know that what was happening was that I was becoming a producer,’ he said.
I was just arranging stuff and telling people no don’t do this here, wait until this particular point and do that. And people would go into the studio and say ‘we need Tedd the technician to come in and help’, though I didn’t know what I was doing. I was just moving faders up and down for things to balance.
The father of one mixed his first album when he was 18-years-old, and after years of hard work, he became the most-sought-after producer in East Africa in his heyday. He started working with a local company in 1995, and he says he made a mistake of overspending.
My salary was 10k and house rent was 12k, and I still needed to top up this salary for rent. I then decided to talk to my employer and told them, ‘You’re paying me very little. I want 40 percent of everything I bring in.’ They agreed and we signed a contract.
The award-winning audio producer worked hard to make more money. Tedd Josiah narrated how he met with a Coca-Cola MD, a French man by then.
First thing I did, I recorded a track and walked to Coca-Cola offices and asked to meet the MD. We had a meeting and at the end of the day, I made 40k. I did all the Coke brands and that’s how people started looking for me for adverts and radio shows.