Beyonce on multiple miscarriages ‘Life began to teach me lessons’

 

Beyonce has opened up in an interview in the UK edition of Elle Magazine.

In 2012, she gave birth to Blue Ivy, but before that had undergone many miscarriages.

Five years later, she gave birth to twins, Rumi and Sir.

Beyoncé reflected on that moment in the interview saying

“Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else,” she said in the “Ask Me Anything” interview in which she answered questions submitted by her fans. “Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper.”

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Speaking on how her miscarriages affected her, Beyoncé told Elle,

“I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed.”

Jay-Z previously addressed the miscarriages the couple had endured on his song “Glory.” “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic / We was afraid you’d disappear / But, nah, baby, you magic,” he raps in reference to his almost 8-year-old daughter.

 

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Beyonce also explains why self care is so important.

She says that most women have been conditioned to ‘tough it out’ and take care of everyone else but themselves.

I am no longer one of those people. My diet is important and I use tools like acupuncture meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises.

 

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Once a month birth control pill is coming

*Sighs In Relief*

We may soon do away with taking daily pills that some of us tend to forget.

Researchers are developing a once a month birth control pill that would most likely be  a breath of fresh air to many women.

In lab experiments, scientists found that a tiny device placed inside a gelatin-coated capsule, w delivered the intended goal. The scientists used it in pigs, where it remained in the stomach, slowly releasing the birth control hormone levonorgestrel for up to one month.

It stays in the stomach — “floating freely,”

In tests with pigs, the device released fairly constant levels of the hormone for up to four weeks.

They want to test it on humans next, to replace the daily pills we use.

In order to translate it to humans, the device will be designed to break down after three to four weeks, then be expelled through the digestive tract.
“Certainly one of the theoretical benefits of this drug-delivery system is that it could maximize the efficacy of [birth control pills], because it doesn’t depend on daily use,” said senior researcher Dr. Giovanni Traverso, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The current findings were published online Dec. 4 in Science Translational Medicine.

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Machachari’s Mama Baha hospitalized for ‘severe illness’

 

Mama Baha was reportedly forced to check into hospital after what she calls ‘a weird feeling in the stomach’.

She posted a message on Instagram saying

Today,was an ordinary day.spent the day in doors sewing my mat…you know pretty ordinary day.later in the evening went for swimming and did my 100 laps then went home and prepared for the night, pajamas and all…cut to around 9pm I felt weird in my stomach and decided to go to hospital for a quick check only to be admitted..yaani life changes in an instant and thank God I listened to my body because according to the doctor I am critical..sigh.

She has been experiencing sever stomach pains and the hospitalization was an awakening as she added

But who’s report will the believe, I am going to believe the report of the lord.
P.s my 1st time admitted

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Wanjiku made her fans freak out when she announced she has come down with a serious bug. They flooded her inbox with get well messages:

bencyco…
Pole Sana, Get well soon 🙏

terencecreative…
Amen

elishibakaranja…
Quick recovery dear

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How to spend a romantic weekend with your spouse

After a long week of working, you need to spend time with your family and rest.

This is how you can spend a romantic weekend with your spouse;

1. Massage

This will help your muscles to relax and improve your body blood flow.

You can go to a spa with your partner or do the massage at the comfort of your home. You can also massage your partner and alternate the procedure.

It prepares your body for the other week of working.

 

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2. Date

Take your partner on a date and have some alone time, just the two of you.

This will help to strengthen your relationship and show your partner how much you love and care for them.

3. Sharing house chores

This may seem menial and almost commonplace but in reality, it is very romantic.

Watching your spouse doing house chores and helping out helps a lot.

This involves teaching your partner to do some of the chores that they know nothing about.

It helps in strengthening your bond.

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4. Watching movie

This will make you relax and relieve all the stress you had throughout the week.

Watch a movie that both of you like and make a great memory out of it.

Tokeo la picha la watching amovies

5. Picnic

Weekends are always known to be resting time.

Take your partner out for a picnic, observe the features and environment and the pastures.

Take pictures of each other, laugh and make great memories.

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6. Fun games

Playing with your partner plays a great role in your marriage.

It will help in creating a greater bond.

Play games that you love and also train your spouse new games that they knew nothing about.

Playing also helps in refreshing your body and mind.

7. Cooking

Take this time and make your spouse the best dishes that they love.

Teach them how to cook for the meals they do not know how to cook.

You can also make it more fun by competing on knowing who is the best cook between the two of you.

8. Sharing past memories

You can take this moment to remember your past moments even before you got married.

You can look at your old pictures together and compare with your current to see if there is a difference and make some comments on each other.

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9. Workouts

Take this time to observe your health too.

You can go to the gym and workout or even do some home workouts together.

Do some morning or even runs to maintain your weight.

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10. Walks

Take a walk in the evening with your partner and whisper sweet romantic words to them.

Tell your partner how much you care and love them.

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Akothee speaks out again on fears for health after collapsing on stage

 

 

Singer Akothee is recuperating after collapsing on stage this past weekend. The versatile artiste collapsed at around 1 am on Sunday morning while performing at the Luo Festival in Kisumu.

Her manager Nelly Oaks told Mpasho.co.ke on Sunday that,

SHE (Akothee) IS RESTING. IT WAS THE CONTINUOUS FATIGUE SINCE SHE JUST CHECKED OUT OF HOSPITAL LAST WEEK ON THE SAME.

 

The singer is hoping to be back on her feet soon and speaking to Mpasho on phone, she said,

I’m feeling better now.

Adding,

I can’t just sleep at night. Even the sleeping pills are not working, I took two yesterday (Sunday) and was awake the whole night. My brain can’t stop working and my body is tired.

Akothee has also made history as the first Kenyan artiste to be featured on an Italian international TV. Her feature was aired on the Confessione Reporter TV show, where she talked about her Akothee Foundation, which was formed to support the disadvantaged in Turkana.

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Akothee in Turkana

In September this year, the mother of five performed at a beach party, which was attended by Italian tycoons and half of  the 1.8 million she was paid went to her charity.

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‘She looked harmless’ Man recalls spiked drink experience on 30th birthday

Stephen Kamau*, 30, counts himself lucky to be alive to tell his story of surviving drink spiking at a club in Ruaka, during his 30th birthday.

For the past week, he has nightmares as he keeps seeing faces of the women who spiked his drink at the club.

Their wicked smiles have refused to go away. He recalls bits and pieces of what happened and his submissive compliance to whatever the women told him.

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Group of young people making toast at party

“One fine, polished woman approached me and offered to buy my friend and I a bottle of whiskey that retailed at sh6,000. She looked harmless,” Stephen recounts.

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If a window of opportunity appears, they say, don’t pull down the shade.

This saying has never rung truer to Stephen who even offered to pull a chair for her to join them.

“Oh, we are two. Pull another one for my friend,” she said. He pulled two chairs and the friend joined their table.

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Hardly did he know that the women had something up their sleeves — a drug that reduces you to a zombie obediently operating under their command by giving her your ATM card and PIN, or taking her to your home.

Sometimes the drug can kill if given in overdose.

“I remember having crippling back and chest pains and going outside the club to get some fresh air,” he recounts.

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“I was staggering, my vision was blurry, I lost the feeling in my legs, my head was spinning as if I was about to faint. I felt terrible!”

Stephen after spending 30 minutes outside the club, he walked back.

“I distinctly remember saying ‘I think I’ve been spiked’ four or five times in a slurred speech,” he adds.

Oh!huyu amelemewa apelekwe nyumbani (He is too drunk take him home),” the bouncers replied.

Stephen woke up after 14 hours of sleep to a shock of his life.

“I woke up clothes, my laptop, my phone, my tv set and shoes were gone. They withdrew money from my ATM and even fulizad,” he narrates.

Stephen reported the case and it is currently under investigations. He is on medication.

His friend is still admitted in the hospital. Their case has been taken up by the DCI.

Which drugs do people use to spike drinks at social venues?

The Star took out to investigate and here is a list of drugs used to spike drinks. Read about it by clicking here

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A list of the drugs used to spike drinks in clubs

 

Which drugs do people use to spike drinks at social venues?

The Star took out to investigate.

ROHYPNOL

For Stephen, the drug that was used on him is called Rohypnol.

These drugs are in the form of tablets and can be crushed and snorted up the nose or dissolved in a liquid prior to drinking.

Also known as bugizi, rape drug, forget me drug, circles or lunch money drug it is a colourless and odourless pill.

It retails at Sh850 at local chemists and online pharmacies.

The pill is preferred for its colourless and odourless characteristic when added to drinks or food.

The liquid form can also be applied to women’s breasts and sucked by men.

A police source who asked for anonymity says criminals prefer to have them in powder form for ease of spiking.

“The pill is grounded to powder and can be added to drinks or food without one noticing for it’s colourless and odourless,” he said.

According to Dr Faith Mwangagi, the drug causes sedative effects.

The action of the drug is experienced 20 minutes after administration and can last for six to seven hours.

For some, the effect can last for 12 hours or more after administration.binge-drinking-

 

“The action of Rohypnol appears in 20 minutes after administration and lasts six to seven hours,” she said.

If wrongly administered she said it causes slurred speech, inability to concentrate, poor coordination, dizzy feelings, lack of inhibition, nausea and amnesia.

Rohypnol may also be used with other drugs of abuse, such as alcohol or cocaine for various effects.

Rohypnol can increase the intoxication of alcohol or may be used to lower the irritability and anxiety linked with excessive cocaine use (binging).

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VALIUM

Dr Geoffrey Mutuma says Valium at lower doses helps ease pain, reduce anxiety and relax muscles.

He said short term use is generally safe and effective.

When misused it causes some to sleep and feel out of touch with their surrounding.

“Valium is a sedative. It relaxes muscles but if misuses it makes one oversleep,” he said.

He said Valim does not kill when used in overdose but instead makes one sleep for even two days.

KETAMINE

Ketamine helps sedatives work and may help people need fewer addictive painkillers, like morphine after surgery or while caring for burns.

When misused, ketamine can change your sense of sight and sound.

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Colleagues drinking together in bar

“You can have hallucinations and feel out of touch with your surroundings and even from yourself, “Mutuma said.

He said Ketamine can make it hard to speak or move, and it’s been abused as a date-rape drug.

He said its overdose does not kill.

It can reduce bodily sensations, prompting a floating feeling which can render you immobile – an experience which is sometimes referred to as “entering a k-hole” in instances when the drug is taken recreationally.

It can also provoke hallucinations, panic attacks and memory loss.

The effects can begin after five minutes of taking the drug and a “trip” normally lasts between 30 minutes and several hours.

‘It brought me misery’ Anne Ngugi’s daughter speaks on health struggles

BBC journalist Anne Ngugi’s daughter has released a song describing the stigma she has faced beacuse of her health condition. It’s called The Story of my Life.

Angel was born with a birth defect called congenital hydrocephalus (build-up of fluid in the brain at birth) 15 years ago.

“I look different, and that difference has brought so much misery in my life, because every day I must be strong enough to stop the stigma and that I will do till my last breathe in this beautiful universe,” she sings

Anne Ngugi  with her daughter and Lulu Hassan
Anne Ngugi with her daughter and Lulu Hassan

“Stop this stigma. I‘m talking to the world to stop the stigma against my type because disability isn’t inability. Stop my tears from flowing any more.”

Speaking to Word Is, Anne said her daughter has faced a lot of stigma in school and in public, which she has put in writing.

“…bullying and even being called names. Some even laugh at her, from young kids who seem to see her in a different light,” the journalist said.

As a mother, Anne says, she feels terrible.

“I can’t become Angel so I have to pray and talk to her a lot about being [resilient] and accepting her situation. Even adults get fake friends who go behind their back,” she said.

“I have taught her how to fight for her space and how to defend herself out of such a situation because not everybody will love her neither qualify her.”

Angel has been selected to attend MTM Awards 2019 in London, where she will have an opportunity to celebrate with diverse people, key players in the community and organisations, including mayors, lord mayors, civic and government VIPs as well as business elite.

6 Celebrities on the pain and heartbreak of suffering a miscarriage

 

These celebrities have publicly spoken about their experiences with pregnancy loss.

When we go through an emotionally traumatic experience, we often close down and keep the pain private—and miscarriage can be a heartrending ordeal.

Sadly, up to 25 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the more we talk about it, the less people will feel alone. In recent years, celebrities have stepped up to share their stories of loss. Here are the famous faces who’ve had the courage to open up about their experiences with miscarriage.

These celebrities have all bravely commented on their own pregnancy losses, and their quotes about miscarriage are worth sharing with all.

…I lost everything! RHOK actress Njambi says of miscarriage

 

Speaking on her vlog, Size 8 said, “Don’t take baby showers for granted. Learn to appreciate everything in life. For me, this pregnancy getting here (last trimester) is a miracle. I’ve almost died several times. It doesn’t matter if you have billions of money, you can’t enjoy what you have.”

She narrated how the pregnancy took a toll on her, a few months after she suffered a miscarriage.

“I panicked and asked my husband (DJ Mo): The other pregnancy miscarried, what if this also terminates? So we rushed to the hospital and I was given some medication,” she said.

“Three weeks later, I got a very major pressure attack, and after some time, it went down a bit. Again, I started feeling some weird pains in my uterus.”

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2. Njambi of Real Househelp of Kawangware:

‘Real Househelp of Kawangware’ actress Njambi has opened up about a miscarriage she had with her previous pregnancy.

She wrote on social media, “That gave me the anxiety of sharing this news of this pregnancy. When we got pregnant on November 2017, we were not ready. I remember after the miscarriage on April 2018, everyone told us that everything happened for a reason. We didn’t quite understand that it wasn’t the right time for us.

3. Beyonce:

Beyoncé herself opened up about the loss in her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream. “Being pregnant was very much like falling in love,” she said in the doc. “You are so overjoyed. There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone.” But early complications caused her to lose the child. “I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat… Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.” She added, “The pain and trauma just makes it mean so much more to get an opportunity to bring life into the world.”

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4. Mariah Carey:

Mariah Carey opened up about her miscarriage heartache after losing her first baby before the twins came along. Back in 2008, Cannon revealed that right around the Christmas holiday, they learned they were pregnant and prepared to share the good news with friends and family. That plan was derailed by a call from Carey’s doctor.

“Unfortunately, that was the time where he said, ‘I’m sorry, but the pregnancy is not successful,’ ” Cannon recalled. “It was emotional for both of us and that’s when I saw the strength. She handled it so well and then to get on the plane and have to spend Christmas with friends and family, it definitely brought us closer together. It strengthened our relationship so much … she handled it so well.”

Carey went on to say the experience, though challenging, has made them more ready for parenthood.

“The way it happened, so quickly at first, I didn’t know what to expect. That was not easy,” she admitted. “I’ve never really been a very forthcoming person about my personal stuff. It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult. When that happened … I wasn’t able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy.”

5. Gabrielle Union:

Over the past few years, Gabrielle Union has been an open book about her fertility struggles. In her 2017 memoir, she wrote about how she’s had “eight or nine” miscarriages throughout her life—most recently with her husband, Dwayne Wade—and she likened her body to a “prisoner” of trying to get pregnant. But now, at the age of 45, she finally was able to get a diagnosis.

“Toward the end of my fertility journey, I finally got some answers. Everyone said, You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid—and that’s on you for wanting a career. The reality is I actually have adenomyosis,” Union said at the annual BlogHer conference, according to People. “The gag is I had it in my early 20s.”

Union noted how almost all of the doctors she visited disregarded her symptoms and would solely put her on birth control as a treatment. “Instead of diagnosing me, they were like, Oh you have periods that last nine or 10 days and you’re bleeding through overnight pads, perhaps there’s something more there,” she explained. “Every doctor I saw was like, Let me put you on birth control. The pill can mask all kinds of things. It is amazing at preventing pregnancy; not so great with addressing adenomyosis.”

6. Nana Owiti (King Kaka’s wife):

“In April 2014, I went to the washroom and got a blood stain. Very fast I Google and somewhere hapo napata ooh! Sijui implantation bleeding,” stated Nana. The blood stain prompted her to visit a hospital where a scan was conducted.

“The sonographer calls another Sonographer and I hear. ‘Hakuna!’

“Anyway I ask ‘hakuna nini?’ the first sonographer says ‘hakuna heartbeat’…
“I gave King (Kaka) a quick glance and quickly gave those two sonographer another one expecting a ‘We just fooled you!’ My God! There was no taking back their words. I died a little. King was confused and I some more. I walked out first and sat by the hallway of the hospital.”

Other celebrities who have shared their own struggles and experiences with miscarriages and the pain they bring also include Pink, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Diamonds sister shares that she suffered miscarriage

Diamond Platnumz’s sister Esma Khan miscarried a few weeks ago.

“Yes, I was pregnant. I miscarried, so I went to the hospital,” she told Wasafi.

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Esma and her baby daddy are back together after their public break-up that drove them into the arms of other partners.

“He and I have been back together for a while but we were in relationships with other people. But our children have brought us back together,” she said.

“We gave each other an ultimatum of two weeks to leave our other relationships.”

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Full bodied Anerlisa Muigai back on Instagram after 5 week break

Anerlisa Muigai is back on mainly Instagram after being MIA for 5 weeks. The businesswoman left the picture sharing site on October 17.

She announced at the time that she would be taking a break from social media at the time. She wrote, ‘Unfortunately I am going to disappear on you guys 🙈 but I will be back soon God willing…👋🏽. #PositiveVibesAlways.’

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Anerlisa smiling

Now the Keroche Breweries heiress and Nero Company CEO is back like she never left. Anerlisa who has in the past struggled with her weight looks to have put on some kg’s during her time away from social media, a fact she clearly acknowledged.

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Her caption read;

“Good Morning 🌞. Clearly my break got me gaining weight 🙈. How have you guys been?” she posed.

Anerlisa now
Anerlisa now

One can see that she isn’t exaggerating as the camera never lies. The photo below is one she updated on her page when she took her social media break 5 weeks ago;

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Anerlisa 5 weeks ago

The one below is the one she shared this week after her break.

The businesswoman posing
The businesswoman posing

Her fans and followers didn’t seem to mind her apparent weight gain and were happy she was back posting on the platform. Some of their comments are below;

mishi_dorah And I just thought about you yesterday

therealbellejacques ❤️❤️❤️❤️Missed you

watsonmwangi Stunning ❤️❤️

rozah_wanjiku I have missed you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

abelitokandy You were missed!

olympia_ciru I missed you 😍

barsdley Look Whose Back😜…While You Were Away…………

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‘I miscarried at 5 months’ Wendy Kemunto speaks out after rape ordeal by rugby players

Kenyan artiste Wendy Kemunto has finally publicly opened up on her pregnancy after she was sexually assaulted by Frank Wanyama and Alex Mahaga.

The duo assaulted Kemunto in April 2018. They were in August 2019 sentenced to 15 years in prison, they have appealed the decision.

Speaking about her ordeal during an interview with Grace Msalame, Kemunto said she decided to keep the pregnancy she conceived after the sexual assault.

‘Accepting to keep the baby was a journey at first I did not want to keep it because I felt it was unfair.

But after speaking to other people who had been through the same ordeal as I had I chose to keep it., I realized it was not the child’s fault.’

 

Kemunto added that she decided to keep the child as she felt God might have decided to bless her with a child, despite the nature in which it was conceived.

‘I decided that God had opted to bless me with a child despite the circumstances in which it came.

It was a difficult pregnancy because it was when the rape story had picked up on social media.

I was affected by it. Around the fifth month, I suffered an unexpected miscarriage. We rushed to the hospital because it had started happening (miscarriage) at home.’

Kemunto added.

‘The doctor looked at me and decided we had to remove the child as it would be harmful to me.

The miscarriage was because of the stress and the environment I was in at the time.’

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Njambi of Real Househelps of Kawangware gears up for childbirth

 

An excited Njambi is ready to welcome baby number two and in a candid post on social media revealed heartache suffered after a miscarriage, and the toll it took on her relationship.

‘My husband and I both cheated,’ Njambi reveals

The real housewife actress hid her huge baby bump with good reason as she explains below.

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Early this year we spotted a heavily pregnant actress, then later she revealed she is welcoming her child with hubby. She explained why she kept the news a secret

First of all I was not hiding the fact that I had a baby on the way, I wanted to confirm the well being of the baby before I announced it on social media.

She spoke candidly about this pregnancy revealing the dark times she suffered in April 2018 from a previous miscarriage,

The darkness I was living in because of a severe depression, I previously had a miscarriage and that also gave me the anxiety of sharing this news of this pregnancy….. .

Images shared by friends in a surprise baby shower show she is excited and ready to bring her baby into the world.

…I lost everything! RHOK actress Njambi says of miscarriage

She has been actively working saying she needs every penny until maternity leave starts.

She wrote saying

Yes! I was still on set hadi this week on Tuesday….. Tumetafuta pesa ya Pampers mpaka tukiwa 40weeks…….. Tumechoka juzi tu

We can’t wait to meet her new bundle of joy.

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Check out Joyce Laboso’s last ever emotional birthday party (video)

Joyce Laboso passed on late last month, news that brought shock and consternation to the nation as a whole. The Bomet governor had been quietly suffering from cancer, a disease she had first been diagnosed with in the early ’90s.

Since her death, stories have emerged about her and the type of person that she was. One of those testimonials was not a story from a first-person event but a video taken of her last year.

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joyce labosos in hospital in the U.K in a file photo

In the video, one can see the governor’s reactions as her staff throw her a surprise birthday party. Laboso was turning 58 on that very day, so they made secret arrangements where they would capture her from the moment she stepped out of her official car and into the office.

Laboso suspects that something is off and asks her staff, ‘Kuna nini leo (What is going on today)?” Soon after her question, the members of staff who had gathered in one of the rooms broke into song and dance.

Joyce Laboso and Millie Odhiambo as guests on JKL
Joyce Laboso and Millie Odhiambo as guests on JKL

After the dance, they then gifted her a book by John Mason titled You’re Born an Original, Don’t Die a Copy! 

That book so encapsulates the life that Laboso lived. She was among the first few Kipsigis girls to study abroad, having done her Masters Degree at the University of Reading and her Ph.D. at University of Hull; both in the United Kingdom.

The last words Joyce Laboso spoke to DP William Ruto

She was elected to the Parliament of Kenya to represent the Sotik Constituency in a by-election held on 25 September 2008. She succeeded her sister, Lorna Laboso, who died in a plane crash.

She worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at Egerton University and served as a Commissioner of the National Commission on Gender and Development.

Joyce Laboso in a file photo
Joyce Laboso in a file photo

Laboso was one of three first female governors in Kenya, along with Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu and Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru. She beat Isaac Rutto, the incumbent who had joined NASA Coalition. Rutto later conceded defeat in public.

Check out the now melancholic video of the governor celebrating her last ever birthday below;

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Prominent Kenyans who have opted to get cremated

July was one of the worst months that Kenya has ever experienced. And that is looking at the leaders that we lost to the dreaded disease cancer.

Some of those leaders are the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth and the late Bomet governor Joyce Laboso.

Joyce Laboso in a file photo
Joyce Laboso in a file photo

One of the interesting things that has transpired from this episode, however, is how some of the leaders wanted their bodies to be dealt with. Instead of the tradition of being buried, we are hearing that the late Ken Okoth had requested to be cremated.

What is cremation? It is the disposal of a dead person’s body by burning it to ashes, typically after a funeral ceremony. This is the path that some prominent Kenyan personalities chose as their final wish.

Ken Okoth
Ken Okoth

Despite the fact that it has been around for a while, cremation has mostly gained popularity among the elite in Kenya. Today, we highlight some high-profile Kenyan personalities who were cremated in compliance with their wishes. They are and from the most recent;

Bob Collymore

The former Safaricom CEO died on July 1st last month. What was shocking was that he was cremated the next day at Kariokor crematorium in a private function restricted only to Safaricom’s top officials, family members, and a few state officers.

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Bob-Collymore

Binyavanga Wainaina

The renowned poet and gay activist was cremated in Nairobi following his death which occurred after suffering a stroke. Binyavanga’s body was incinerated at Kariakor Crematorium in a low-key event attended by close family members and friends.

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The controversial artiste

Kenneth Matiba

The former presidential candidate and business magnate suffered cardiac arrest and died at the Karen Hospital ICU in Nairobi in April last year.

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Kenneth-Matiba

He was cremated at the Lang’ata Crematorium.

John Macharia

The son of Royal Media Services chairman SK Macharia, was cremated at Lang’ata after he died following an accident on the Southern by-pass.

John-Macharia
John-Macharia

Jeremiah Kiereini 

The former Head of Civil Service Jeremiah Kiereini was cremated in March 2019 at a private family function. The family said it was the late billionaire’s desire to be cremated.

Jeremiah Kiereini
Jeremiah Kiereini

Wangari Maathai

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner was cremated in 2011 at a private ceremony at the Kariokor crematorium.

Wangari-Maathai
Wangari-Maathai

The family of the environmentalist and the government agreed to cremate the body according to her wishes with the ashes being interred at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies.

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Please pray for her! Mother of 5 Akothee hospitalised

Akothee posted some very distressing news yesterday on her Instagram page. The mother of 5 who is back in the country after being away for 1 month is sick in an undisclosed hospital.

The singer who is a ball of energy posted images that showed her in a more reserved state, as would be expected.

Akothee in hospital
Akothee in hospital

Even in the hospital, Madam Boss as she likes to call herself was able to muster something humorous to say about her situation. She wrote on her Instagram page;

This life, you can only occupy one bed at a time, Bloggers don’t scare my family and fans, I am not dead! my system just shut down, I will be back.

Akothee
Akothee

Her hospitalisation shocked many of her fans who were filled with concern for her. Many of them encouraged her with kind messages and told the business-woman that she would get better soon.

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Some of those encouraging comments are below;

alex_mwakideu @akotheekenya Bebinna! Even in your sickness you kill us with deadly captions! Get well soon sweetie 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
anjele.comedian May God step up your system in Jesus name🙏

kendynaomy Pole Mama

maryam_kagwa You are stronger than this. Hii si kitu mama 5.

moniekarocho Quick recovery Madam Boss

lucia_mwaura You will be fine and back like you never left.QR

This isn’t the first time that Akothee has spent in the hospital. Last year, the hard-working musician was hospitalised at least 2 times.

Akothee in hospital
Akothee in hospital

Both times the reason was fatigue, with the doctors recommending bed rest for her. System shutdown in my uneducated mind sounds a lot like fatigue but what do I know.

Akothee in hospital
Akothee in hospital

All I pray is that the controversial philanthropist can make a full recovery.

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You are dearly loved-Kambua celebrates Size 8 with endearing message

Kambua has sent a heartwarming message to her gospel compatriot Size 8 on her successful pregnancy journey. Size 8 as many of you know, has had a tough pregnancy journey that she recently shared about this week.

She even said that her life was in danger before her emergency C-section. Kambua who has also become a first-time mother shared a heartfelt message for Mama Wambo.

Size 8 when she was pregnant
Size 8 when she was pregnant

Her message is below;

Today I celebrate Mama Wambo @size8reborn for crossing over victoriously! My own journey has taught me that it is nothing short of a miracle to conceive, carry, and birth a child. The journey was tough mama, but God carried you. We welcome your little one kwa shangwe na nderemo!!💃🏾🎉 Ah! Jehovah did it! You are dearly loved. May He pour more grace on you in this season.

Size 8 when she was pregnant
Size 8 when she was pregnant

Read some of the messages below;

annitah25 Amen and Amen🙏🙏🙏

wambui8364 What a mighty God we serve he has seen her through thank yu lord welcome baby 💃💃🏼❤️❤️❤️

shiku854 She a strong woman…. All the glory & honour to God

joycenzau More grace to her
unique_katheu Amen. God will never leave nor forsake His servants.Congratulations to her n once again to you. This is just but a start of what God will do in your lives.Just stay faithful to Him

zipmatlucas Amen🤗🤗🤗 God’s grace is sufficient

lludovicah Absolutely nothing short of a MIRACLE!!…. To the bit of carrying your child home few days after delivery. Issa Miracle….especially for Preemie mums. Glory to God to the new addition in the Muraya’s family.

‘My unborn baby’s heart beat was at 180’ Size 8 says about emergency CS

ruth_nasy Amen & Amen. ❤️Glory to God,

anitawaithira Awwww congratulations to her. We glorify God that she came out Victorious

myalittlebitofme Congratulations to mama Wambo and also you @kambuamuziki

shontell_she_kor_my_ner Our God never fails

shiksmexy5 Amen to the glory of God!

priscahthehairstylist 🙏🙏🙏 Her story was very touching,but God is always faithful,, congratulations @size8reborn

rhodahtsonie Congratulations mama wambo

avensadventures strong women of God ❤️❤️❤️

terry_daughter_of_jesus Yes he who lives in the most high is [email protected] and kambua

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Size 8 shares distressing video of herself in hospital after giving birth

Size 8 gave birth last week. The singer and her husband DJ Mo, have kept the information revealed about the birth to a minimum. But yesterday, the mother of two released a video on her Instagram page that showed that she was still trying to recover at Rfh healthcare facilities.

Size 8 with DJ Mo
Size 8 with DJ Mo

In the video, one can see that the singer is still in a frail state with tubes sticking out of her body. The caption for her post read;

In the middle of the storm dont give in to the evil spirit of intimidation whose main aim is to remove you from a place of confidence and trust in the Lord to a place of anxiety and fear so as to be able to hinder your intimacy with God cloud your judgement, vision and clarity!!!!! That storm you see is a nice way God is preparing you for greater levels maturing you ,remember James chapter 1. In the storm Never look at God in a bad light focus on him and never loose your confidence in Him!!! ARISE WOMAN AND MAN OF GOD KEEP WALKING NEVER STAY SILENT KEEP PREACHING!!!!!!

The video is below;

The post elicited a lot of concern from many of her fans and followers with many encouraging Mama Wambo and praying for her to get well soon.

The singer smiling
Size 8 smiling in a past photo

Some of the comments are below;

kalekyemumo Preaching for you all dear … this far God has brought you He is not about to leave you ❤️

kate_actress Praying with and for you mama wambo 🙏🏿❤️❤️ @size8reborn

deekingsky God will see you through this dear @size8reborn it is well 🙏🙏🙏

mucomakevin Mungu wetu ni mkubwa kuliko majaribu haya

gladys.wanjohi.50 Quick recovery God is in control

milly_dave You will be well in Jesus Name

its_missmeddy All the best mama Wambo

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