My baby didn’t cry for 5 minutes – Njambi reveals scariest moment of her life

Real House-helps of Kawangware actress Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi has for the first time spoken about giving birth in December last year.

Njambi – I got pregnant the first night with my baby daddy

The mother of two did so on her YouTube channel, where she documented her experience from her tough labour, up until when her bundle of joy arrived.

Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi
Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi

“I came to hospital to be induced at around 1 pm but I wasn’t induced because I had opened up to four centimetres,’ she said.

What came next was pain and torment for the actress as she stayed in the labour ward crying.

“Hii uchungu zii.. [this pain is too much to bear]. The doctor broke my water and I even after I opened up to 10 centimetres, the baby wasn’t coming out yet the passage was clear. from 1 am to 2 am I cried, removed my clothes and pulled my hair. the things I saw at the labor ward…,” she exclaimed.

Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi
Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi

The pain and suffering was so much that she begged the doctor to allow her to do a  CS, which he refused and she ended up giving birth the old-school way.

“I got to a point and begged doctors to let me have the baby through cs because the pain was too much. I had pushed the baby and got tired and relaxed..without knowing I had blocked the kid from coming out. When he came out he didn’t cry. I started crying, asking myself what had happened to him. For five minutes he wasn’t responding to anything and that was the most scariest part of my life.” she said.

Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi
Njeri Gachomba aka Njambi

But thank God she is now the happy mother of two after her tough delivery.

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Child birth is a near death experience – Kate Actress

Former Mother In-law actress Catherine Kamau aka Kate Actress has bloomed since her stint on the show. Her career has not only grown with her celebrity and personal life has also the stuff dreams are made of, with the bubbly personality being blessed with a baby girl late last year.

Kate Actress gifted Sh 2 million car by hubby Phil for giving birth!

Recently, Kate spoke about the experience she had had giving birth to her second-born and said that child-birth can be a near-death experience for women.

Kate Actress in black
Kate Actress in black

She went on to say that during birth, mothers have one foot in the grave, but she is grateful to God for blessing her with her second child. Kate stated that her story is beautiful when it is changing people’s lives.

“Childbirth is honestly a near-death experience… you honestly have one foot in the grave, am still so grateful to God for my little miracle. It’s a beautiful feeling when your story continues to inspire and empower others who because of many circumstances think so little of themselves! I keep saying God is not man. Ask him what his plan for you is, he will guide you!”

Kate Actress posing with shades
Kate Actress posing with shades

Kate had revealed previously that she wanted to get a kid even before she got married to Phil Karanja in 2017, but he delayed it because he is a planner.

“I remember I really wanted one even before our wedding, I was in a rush to get one but being the planner he is we delayed mpaka I was like me I’m good. Now the trying period is something else and I’m the most impatient person so I kept on wondering, so kukurukakara zikihappen ndiyo huyo mimi kesho nishapima. And kept on getting disappointed to a point I was feeling like, I don’t want to try any more. When you really want one that’s when it doesn’t happen and I went to the doctor, I didn’t have a problem it was just anxiety.”

Kate Actress with Phil Karanja on their wedding day
Kate Actress with Phil Karanja on their wedding day

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Maina Kageni warns Babu Owino after he allegedly shot DJ Evolve

Maina Kageni normally speaks his truth about the issues affecting the country. The popular presenter has decided to speak out after the latest Babu Owino gun drama.

The Embakasi East allegedly shot Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve on Friday morning at B Club.

The deejay
The deejay

Maina has joined Kenyans in condemning the heinous act and Radio king Maina Kageni has shared his sentiments on the shoot out drama.

“Babu Owino….. that man was unarmed…. you’d better pray that he makes it….. then, prepare for karma’s knock at your door….. nanzenz….,” he tweeted.

The poltician
Babu Owino

CCTV footage from the shooting incident shows how the controversial MP whipped out his gun and shot the disc jockey, who was standing next to him.

Photos of the B-Club DJ who was allegedly shot by Babu Owino

DJ Evolve is currently receiving treatment at the Nairobi hospital and one of his friends Mike Likulu visited him yesterday and shared a video of him lying on his hospital bed. He looked frail.

“Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve who was shot by Babu Owino today morning is in critical condition and is scheduled for emergency surgery to remove the two bullets lodged in his neck at 3:pm today. He is responsive and was able to recognize me by my full names as I entered the room but is unable to move from the chest downwards. He also says he is in a lot of pain. His parents, relatives and close associates were also present. Prayers for our dear friend and may justice prevail,’ Mike captioned the video that has gone viral.

Babu Owino on stage
Babu Owino on stage

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B-Club declared crime scene after Babu Owino gun drama (photos)

B-Club describes itself as the place where “the ultimate destination where style meets entertainment”.

But now, the club located at Galana Plaza in the upper market Kilimani area of Nairobi, is now a crime scene.

This follows an early morning incident where Embakasi East MP Babu Owino is alleged to have shot someone.

The club is popular with the who is who in the country, attracting huge crowds of partygoers every night.

What we know so far

– Incident was reported at Kilimani Police Station by the Club’s Security Manager George Otieno.

– Otieno said Babu Owino argued with the DJ before drawing his gun and shooting him on the neck.

– The MP was arrested at Nairobi Hospital where the DJ identified as Felix Orinda is hospitalised.

– No firearm or cartridge has been recovered yet.

Check out the photos below from the club courtesy Classic 105 photographer Ezekiel Aminga:

Babu Owino's car
Babu Owino’s car
Babu Owino's car
Babu Owino’s car
Babu Owino's car
Babu Owino’s car
B-Club after the Babu Owino incident
B-Club after the incident
B-Club after the Babu Owino incident
B-Club after the incident
B-Club after the Babu Owino incident
B-Club after the incident

The O.B number

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‘He has inspired me’ King’ang’i’s touching words about Chris Kirubi

Mwalimu King’ang’i had some very kind words to say about billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi. Mwalimu revealed that he had read an article where Chris spoke about the lessons he had learnt during his fight with cancer.

Mwalimu King'ang'i
Mwalimu King’ang’i

King’ang’i told to Maina about Mr. Kirubi,

He has inspired me. Kirubi realised that everything is vanity, that without God, he wouldn’t be here. That is the beginning of wisdom. At 79 years he wants to build his dream house. Can you believe that?

While he was sick, he realised that God was most powerful.  He has also vowed to give his all for healthcare in Kenya. He is wealthy and that is why it was easy for him to access quality healthcare but he wants that to change for ordinary Kenyans.

In a previous interview with the Star last year, Kirubi narrated his experience with the dreaded disease, saying that it had been discovered by mistake.

Chris Kirubi’s encouraging message to Kenyans: ‘I beat cancer, so can you’

After various medical tests here in Kenya, Kirubi then flew to Boston in the US where doctors ran further checks and started treatment.

Chris Kirubi
Chris Kirubi in a file photo

Despite the challenges, the businessman never lost hope. He believed in God and the doctors who were treating him.

Once he recovered, doctors discharged him and the business mogul flew back home where he has continued with the treatment at home. Because his immunity is low, visitors are restricted.

“It has been a traumatic journey full of challenges. I encourage anyone fighting cancer not to lose hope. Pray but also seek treatment,” he added.

 

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Fitness queen Jane Mukami’s 4 weight loss mistakes to avoid in 2020 

 

These four mistakes can sabotage your progress and so you must avoid them at all cost.

Jane Mukami wrote:

It’s the new year, you’re excited to bring you weight loss resolutions to life and elevate your se3y👙

Here are 4 mistakes that will keep you from getting frustrated and save you a lot of time and energy

1. Doing too much too fast – You plan to go to the gym 5 days a week, cut off carbs, intermittent fasting….and…and…the list of changes goes on and on. Slow down. The more the number of changes you make, the higher the chance that you will not succeed. Pareto’s 80/20 principle holds true – 80% of your results will come from 20% action. All you need to do is change 1 or 2 things and execute consistently. Doing too much too fast can lead to exhaustion and demotivation when results don’t happen.. Less is indeed more

2. Not eating enough can be counterproductive and go against your goal. Weight loss happens when you eat the right foods, in the right portions, at the right time, while providing adequate nourishment and creating a caloric deficit

3. Short term thinking – assuming that losing weight is a one time thing and that once goal is achieved you can go back to old habits. Successful weight loss requires a lifestyle change, hence method used needs to be sustainable.

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4. Setting unrealistic goals – Rome wasn’t built in a day just as you didn’t gain weight overnight. Find a sustainable solution that delivers results and be patient.

 

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Sexual violence, pain behind teenage pregnancy

Nafula* (not her real name), 16, was raped by her 19-year-old boyfriend, who beat and dragged her to his house in Kakamega.The boyfriend capitalised on narrow village roads, tall vegetation and darkness when the sun was setting to take advantage of her.

“I didn’t want to have sex with him but he threatened to stab me. The man later surrendered to the police after I reported but was released three days later with no reason,” Nafula said.

Three weeks later, Nafula started experiencing nausea, dizziness, faintness, mood swings and morning sickness. The man, a boda boda rider, has kept off since 2017, when she gave birth.

“I didn’t go to the hospital or school until I gave birth,” she said.

Nafula is just one classic example among thousands of teenagers forced into motherhood through agonising experiences such as rape, defilement, intimidation and forced early marriage.

A report by civil society organisation Haki Jamii on ‘The right to education of pregnant girls’ and a series of interviews show that most victims failed to access medical attention and counselling, which leads to depression, health problems, lifetime psychological trauma, poverty or suicide.

“Many girls who have been defiled are at risk of serious health complications, stigma and discrimination,” Haki Jamii founder Pauline Vata said.

Vata said most vulnerable are girls from poor families.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Population Services International reproductive manager Joseph Mutweleli said sexual violence includes rape, defilement, early marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual exploitation and forced prostitution.

Mutweleli said 18 per cent of teenagers are victims of sexual violence hence already pregnant or mothers.

“Some communities force girls as young as 12 to get married. We have cases where people beat and force girls to do things they don’t know at their tender age,” Mutweli said.

A Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network (Kelin) report this year said adolescent mothers were experiencing extreme physical, sexual and mental health consequences.

These include unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, depression, trauma and anxiety.

Others are risky sexual behaviours, drugs and alcohol abuse, early marriage, early motherhood and unsafe abortion.

Child sexual exploitation and abuse, often committed by people whom victims know, often lead to early and unintended pregnancy.

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“Most cases we get happen within the family. But mothers often don’t report it because there’s a lot of fear about being stigmatised and getting divorced and being left,” Vata said.

Irene, whose daughter became pregnant, said she did not know she can report to police so the person who defiled her could be prosecuted.

Wanjiku* is part of the street families on River Road as a single mother after she was raped by a stranger she only knows by one name, Kama.

“He used to bring me food in the morning and I suspect he was from work. We could joke and play. One day he pulled me in that dark corridor (pointing) and forced me to have sex with him,” a teary Wanjiku narrates.

“And then we started enjoying sex frequently the following days.”

The light-skinned girl with black spots, who relies on well-wishers and dustbin contents to survive, said the tall, dark, composed and handsome man stopped passing by when she told him that her breasts have swollen and she was experiencing fatigue, vomiting and food cravings.

“Later I grew big and friends alerted me that I am pregnant. He was nowhere,” she said.

Wanjiku settled on the streets five years ago after her mother, the only parent she knew, was killed by robbers in Nakuru.

“I did not have a place to go since my close relatives didn’t even want to see me when my mother was still alive,” she said, sniffing her glue from one hand and holding her two-year-old light baby in the right hand.

“Men still take advantage of me since I am addicted to sex and I know I can get pregnant again or diseases,” she said.

Kelin warns that, “Sexual violence recognised as a public health and human rights issue is prevalent among adolescent girls.”

RIGHT TO EDUCATION

Josephine*, a pregnant girl who is lucky to remain in school, said she occasionally misses school because of tiredness.

“I want to carry on with education after I deliver because I want to be a science teacher. I’m afraid that after I deliver my mum will not support me to go back to school,” she said.

Mwende*, 15, said she missed out on three years of education after she got pregnant. Her classmate, Sharlene* (now 17), also missed out on two years of education.

Haki Jamii’s Vata said dropping out of school, and to a lesser extent having your education disrupted, means a girl cannot fully benefit from education.

“It affects a girl’s future, her ability to be independent, and it can push her into early marriage,” Vata said.

“For many girls who get pregnant, they feel shame because they believe they have done something wrong, even if the cause of their pregnancy is a form of sexual violence.”

The community regards teenage mothers’ parents as having failed when their daughters get pregnant at a tender age.

Emisiko said in 2017 she found out her daughter Muna* was seven months pregnant. Muna was so scared to tell her mother that she got her friend to do it for her. When Emisiko approached her daughter, the girl said she wanted to have an abortion but Emisiko refused.

Later, when Emisiko told her husband Muna was pregnant, he was upset and blamed Emisiko, telling her, “You’ve failed as a parent.”

The pregnancy caused such a massive rift between Emisiko and her husband that he refused to support the family and left for Nairobi, where he lives.

“We haven’t heard from him since,” Phelesa told Haki Jamii.

Adolescent mothers believe their teachers and schoolmates would treat them differently if they found out they were teenage mothers, which is true in most cases.

“I felt so ashamed. Everyone knew what had happened to me and I couldn’t face going back to school, despite pressure from everyone who knew me,” Nafula said.

Molested children really want to go back to school but stigma and lack of school fees pose a challenge.

“I have three friends who have all given birth, too, and they really encourage me to go back to school. But I have no one to help me look since my grandma is really busy with church,” Nafula said.

Nafula’s grandmother said she was heartbroken when she found out her granddaughter was pregnant.

“At first she wouldn’t tell me who did this to her but after being persistent, she eventually did. I actually feared to approach her since I was afraid she might commit suicide,” the grandmother said.

Vata said sexual violence victims often feel shame because of a belief that it is her own fault or because the sexual assault makes her a bad or damaged person.

This kind of a shame, although painfully felt as if it comes from within, is actually the product of stigmatisation.

“Girls blame themselves from their own vulnerability and victimhood and feel shamed,” Vata said.

Stigmatisation, which oftens leads to discrimination, can be so strong that sometimes family members turn a blind eye and make the decision not to report cases to the police.

“One of the key actions required to keep girls in schools is to dismantle harmful gender stereotypes and stigmatisation. It is believed that girls who have had sex, pregnant girls, and girls who have given birth are a ‘bad influence,” she said.

Most teachers want adolescent girls readmitted to school. However, there is no policy to support and protect adolescent mothers.

Only strong girls who accept the stigmatisation and the shame that comes along with it remain in school.

STRUGGLE TO RESUME STUDIES

“I got pregnant when I was 15. I ran away from home to be with my boyfriend [then 17].’ ‘He promised to get me a job,” Atieno* said in a Hakii Jamii report.

“When I left home to Kitale, there was no job and I was made to stay at home,” she said.

She ran away after staying home for five months and got a job as a house cleaner in Nyeri, where she gave birth to her daughter.

Her employer helped her take care of the baby but she knew this wasn’t a permanent solution. She reached out to her father, with whom she didn’t have a great relationship, who asked her to come back home so that he takes Atieno back to school.

She made it home just as the child’s teeth were coming through, which in the culture is a very important tradition.

“But my father got seriously ill and all the family’s money went towards paying his hospital bills, hence he failed to fulfil his promise of taking me to school,” she said.

He died, leaving her and her mother to look after the baby.

Jezebel* was lucky to access the government bursary and go back to school three years after she dropped out.

Grace Sande, a women’s rights activist and secretary at Pamazuko, said she knows a 16-year-old girl who was defiled by an older married man before she got married as a second wife.

“The girl in return gets food for living with him. When I asked the mother what happened, she accused me of being jealous. I reported the man to the local administration but he compromised them and he is free now,” Grace said.

Sande reported to police a case of a 15-year-old raped by her father after the mother travelled to Nairobi in search of a job.

“I took the girl to hospital but when they got back to the house, the father, 28, a mason, was not prosecuted. After a year of being married, she gave birth to a boy on April 22, 2019,” Grace told Haki Jamii.

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Ok We Get It We’re Poor: Kim Kardashian shows off walk in Fridge

 

 

The KKW beauty products founder took fans on a tour of her massive kitchen.

The tour started in her minimalist pantry, which is full of glass jars because — as she said multiple times in her video — her family got rid of all of their plastic jars and water bottles in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.

Kardashian went on to reveal that she stocks many types of milk and water because each family member has their preference.

“All my kids use a different kind of milk,” she said while giving the tour. “That’s all that’s in this fridge.”

Her main walk-in refrigerator in her over-the-top, industrial-style kitchen.

“Guys, I have a walk-in refrigerator where we keep all of our fresh, organic produce,” she said while showing off shelves and shelves of food. “We are building on the property all organic trees to grow our own vegetables and grow all of our own stuff.”

The video has gone viral and fans have alot to say about how poor they now feel.

@mCkeiee..
“Walk in refrigerator” Lord! Kim makes me feel poorer and poorer with every passing day. This is goals fr.

@xohaams..
I lost in when she said WALK IN REFRIGERATOR … excuse me come again 🤯

@ebonyheavenly_..
omm idgaf what y’all saying about her this is goalsssssssss. What a major flex Jesus…

@ssexton1976…
Gesh. Freakin’ rich people… can’t imagine what it costs to power that menagerie of refrigeration units. So much for conservation…

@marcthefuture..
Okay Kim we get it, we’re poor

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Janet Mbugua launches book every mum should gift a daughter

 

If you’re a Kenyan woman who has been looking to engage in a timely conversation about menstruation, period shame and ending stigma, there’s a new book with details for you.

Janet Mbugua has officially launched a book on menstruation at the Sarit Centre titled ‘My First Time’.

Janet expressed her excitement on the book launch

One way to gift a girl in your life is by buying a copy of My First Time, available inTextBookCentrestores in Nairobi…

In 2019, Janet opened up about her agonising experience with painful periods and the medication that she still has to take to date to deal with pain.

Janets long battle with endometriosis saw her not go to work and miss school days as it was unbearable.

She wrote a long post alert on social media saying that she had extremely painful menses but getting a diagnosis was such a relief.

janet mbugua at sarit centre

Also, Janet last year revealed that she had petitioned Parliament to improve on the Menstrual Health Management Policy in Kenya to ensure all women in Kenya are receiving adequate MHM services.

In a statement Janet said,

“Every day, women and girls who lack the income and access to afford sanitary products face significant barriers, including insufficient education about MHM and inadequate access to quality, low-cost products.”

Responding to fans congratulatory messages on the book launch, Janet said

look forward to keeping the conversation alive. It’s so necessary!

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Esther Passaris shares post surgery video, reveals diagnosis

 

Nairobi Woman rep Esther Passaris has spoken candidly about her health status before ringing in the New Year.

The mother of two revealed that she flew to India during the festive season for surgery.

The 55-year-old politician said of the shock ordeal: ‘I thank God for the Gift of Life, my family for their unconditional love and everyone who whispered a word of prayer as I went in..’

She has posted a video of herself being attended to by a doctor in hospital, along with a hopeful message. A photo also shows her on a hospital bed with a respirator mask on her face (below)

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Passaris is seen in the video undergoing a post surgery consultation with a surgeon while walking around.

Audio from the video includes the doctor telling her, ‘You are doing 100 per cent better and you look more relaxed now.’

Passaris has not spoken on the record about the condition before, and there has been no further comment about it, only about confronting ups and downs.

She wrote

2019 was not short of ups and downs; from job losses to loved ones transitioning, many amongst us are currently unwell or struggling to make ends meet, but all in all, we give thanks for the blessing of a new year and for the promises it holds

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Cancer, how Kenyans opened their eyes to this deadly diseases

They were all champions in their own right. One beat the odds and rise from poverty to become a selfless MP with a heart for his constituents. He built a school because he believed education is one of the keys to releasing people from the shackles of poverty.

Another went down in history as one of the first women governors Kenya has produced after emerging victorious in a tough race against her opponent who was looking to secure a second term in office.

Yet another came from a far away land – Guyana – to fill the shoes of an extremely successful predecessor who had helped build a company to the point of becoming one of the most profitable firms in Kenya. He held his own and accomplished even greater feats than his predecessor. He blended in Kenya and identified with the country and its culture.

All the three had several things in common.

They made the country proud. But they also had something else in common – they all died from cancer – robbing the country of promising leaders.

Ken Okoth, Joyce Laboso and Bob Collymore fought a good fight, but lost the battle.

They were Kibra MP, Bomet governor and Safaricom CEO – top leaders.

Although cancer has cut short the lives of many people in Kenya, the three deaths brought more focus on the killer condition and talk was rife on whether it should be declared a national disaster.

Collymore died on July 1 at his home in Kitisuru.

He had gone to the UK in October 2017 to receive treatment for acute myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties at Safaricom.
A statement by the telco said that prior to his death, Collymore’s condition worsened.

Collymore left behind a wife and four children. He died at the age of 61.

Barely a month later, news broke of the passing on of Kibra MP Ken Okoth.

Okoth died on July 26.

His brother, Imran, said the legislator was rushed to Nairobi Hospital at 5pm on July 25 and moved to ICU at 8am the following day after multiple organ failure.

He succumbed to stage four colorectal cancer.

Two weeks before his death, Okoth had made his first official appearance in public after being away in France for five months seeking treatment.


Both Okoth and Collymore were cremated.

However, Okoth’s family members had differed on whether he should be buried or cremated. His wife said that before his death he had said his body should be cremated. But Okoth’s mother, Angeline, and other extended family members were initially opposed to cremation.

They, however, finally accepted cremation. He died at the age of 41.

Barely two days later, as Kenyans were coming to grips with Okoth’s loss, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso died.

Laboso died at the Nairobi Hospital after battling cancer.

She had been admitted at the facility’s ICU since she arrived from India earlier where she was receiving treatment. She was 58 years old.

Laboso had left the country on May 29 for the United Kingdom (Royal Madden NHS Hospital) where she stayed before being transferred for further treatment in India.

She had been put on full bed rest and the county office had said the number of people visiting her at Nairobi Hospital was restricted to allow her enough rest.

Laboso left behind a husband and three sons.

During burial preparations, Laboso’s widower, Edwin Abonyo, revealed his wife had battled with cancer for more than two decades. She was first diagnosed with cancer 28 years ago, but she went into remission.


The deaths of the three prominent leaders made Kenyans realise just how real the threat of cancer is. Many people thought – if top leaders with access to many resources could succumb to the killer disease, what of the common Wanjiku?

Kenyans appealed to the government to build more cancer treatment facilities which were more accessible to everyone.

Many cancer patients seek treatment abroad because the country does not have enough specialists and equipment.

In Nairobi, ward reps asked Governor Mike Sonko to set up cancer screening and testing centres across major health facilities.

The ward reps said this would play a key role in early detection.

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Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o – a cancer survivor – also urged the government to focus on research and personnel in the fight against cancer, rather than just equipment and facilities.

He said oncologists are desperately required and they should be the main focus before establishing the centres.

The three leaders who succumbed to cancer inspired Kenyans to pursue excellence.
Collymore led Safaricom for 10 years.

Laboso was among the first women from her community to obtain a PhD.

Okoth built a modern school in the heart of Kibra – Mbagathi Girls High School and rehabilitated Kibera Primary School.

Kenyans can borrow a leaf from these former leaders whose lights were dimmed.

Eating a balanced diet and keeping physically active are some of the tips given to staying healthy. Although cancer has been known to affect even the healthiest of people.

Cancer screening is also important because if it is detected early, it can be managed.

By Tracy Mutinda

Anxiety can be inherited from your parents – Scientists

New research suggests children may inherit brain traits from their anxious parents that make them susceptible to the same mental health condition.

Patterns of anxiety in families have long been observed by psychologists.

But, most research suggests that the similarities are due more to ‘nurture’ than genetic ‘nature.’

Meanwhile, a new examination of brain structures in anxious families of monkeys was conducted by the University of Wisconsin.

It identified at least 1 inherited brain circuit that plays an important role in the development of anxiety, according to Daily Mail.

They found anxious parents and their children shared inherited connections.

And, uncommonly close connections between brain parts that generate a fear response.

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What became clear for mental health conditions is most develop through a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Dr Fox of the University of California and his collaborators at University of Wisconsin decided to look for the brain structures that might distinguish young Rhesus monkey’s temperament from others.

He and his team estimate that the paralyzing shyness and ‘anxiety temperaments’ of the baby monkeys were about 30% inherited from their parents.

Furthermore, he cautions that this doesn’t mean they have found the root of all anxiety, or even the root of some anxiety.

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Girls, Here’s How You Can Deal With Stigma Arising From Infertility

This situation plays itself in so many homesteads across Kenya. Whether it’s you, a close friend, or a relative, many couples are unable to conceive. And naturally the strain takes its toll on a relationship.

When a couple is unable to conceive, the man may divorce his wife or take another wife if they live in a culture that permits polygamy.

Childless women suffer discrimination, stigma and ostracism despite the fact that according to WHO male infertility has been found to be the leading cause of a couple’s failure to conceive in about 50% of cases.

It’s also important to note that more than 30% of women aged 25–49 suffer from secondary infertility, the failure to conceive after an initial first pregnancy.

MP Joyce Lay, who also works closely with Merck More than a mother campaign, states how stigmatization can be extreme in some countries, where infertile people are viewed as a burden on the socioeconomic well-being of a community.

Taita Taveta women rep Joyce Lay. Photo/Monicah Mwangi
Taita Taveta women rep Joyce Lay. Photo/Monicah Mwangi

“Stigma extends to the wider family, including siblings, parents and in-laws, who are deeply disappointed for the loss of continuity of their family and contribution to their community. This amplifies the guilt and shame felt by the infertile individual,” she says.

Jackline Mwende, whose husband allegedly chopped her hands and left her with terrible injuries is an example of crazy and criminal things infertile women experience. She is a real life example of why you should overcome infertility stigma as she is now pregnant and her life is taking a new turn.

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We need to know that it’s a shared responsibility, not just for the couple but for the society too,” added Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament and the Ambassador for ‘Merck More than a Mother’.

 

Wash your dish towel daily to avoid food poisoning

Tea towels are a kitchen essential. Mopping up spills, drying our dishes and wiping our hands.

But despite being a household must, we’re probably not washing them nearly enough times.

 

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 Go on, can you remember the last time you washed your tea towel? Can you? Don’t worry, neither can we.

But if we’re not careful about how often we’re washing them, our tea towels could become a breeding ground for atrocious germs leading to poten tial food poisoning.

A recent study found that dirty tea towels can harbor bacteria that make you ill and even cause serious infections like E.coli.

That’s because unwashed kitchen towels provide the perfect place for dangerous pathogens to thrive, especially when the towels stay damp, or have come into contact with meat.

For the study, researchers have 100 fresh tea towels to participants to use for a month.

Those taking part were allowed to wash the towels as often as they wanted during the month, and there was no special protocol they had to follow for keeping the towels clean.

After the study, the researchers collected the towels and analysed what was growing in the fabric and the results weren’t pleasant at all.

The scientists found that roughly half of the 100 towels were growing dangerous microbes, including Staphylococcus (also known as “staph”) and E. coli.

A further study, revealed that coli-form bacteria were detected in 89.0% of all towels tested and E. coli in a fifth of all kitchen towels (25.6%).

So why are our kitchen towels always full of bacteria?

Image result for kitchen towels wiping dishes

Roxanna Pelka, cleaning expert at helpling.co.uk says the reason for the rapid spread of germs is because tea towels are always slightly moist and contain food leftovers or other germs.

“Light moisture is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can spread abruptly,” she says.

Thankfully the remedy for all this nastiness is pretty simple. Give your tea towels a wash, regularly.

While some expert advocate washing your towels daily, Roxanna suggests every 2-3 days is sufficient.

“But you must wash at 60 degrees,” she warns. “This is the only reliable way to kill all germs.”

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 Roxanna also suggests putting some vinegar in the softener compartment while washing your tea towels as the vinegar will act as a natural disinfectant.

“The odour disappears when you dry it – don’t worry,” she adds.

It’s also best not to cross-contaminate by washing your tea towels separately from other non-kitchen items.

And there’s some other kitchen rules you should follow if you want to ensure your tea towels remain germ-free.

“Never use a dish towel to dry your hands!” Roxanna warns. “This will transfer even more germs to the towel.”

Instead she suggests using a hand towel for drying hands and a tea towel, purely for drying dishes in the kitchen.

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Joyous Size 8 shares first photo showing off her miracle baby

Size 8 had a tough childbirth. It is well-known that she had to undergo an emergency C-section to make sure both mother and child were saved.

The singer with DJ Mo and her father
Size 8 with DJ Mo and her father after giving birth

The singer and her husband, DJ Mo made sure to update fans as to the sometimes harrowing progress of their unborn baby. The two can celebrate as Size 8 is out and about smiling from year to year with the fruit of her womb.

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

The songstress posted an update on her Instagram page where she is seen holding her baby. Her caption read;

See God!!!!! Father Lord I take this opportunity to publicly praise you for the victory I’ve seen in my life!!! You have given me life and blessed me with another child I give you glory! In my weakness and imperfections you have showed me with your MERCY and clothed me with your GRACE!! This is all about you JEHOVAH! Never about me!!!! HALLELUJAH GLORY TO THE LIVING GOD!!! May I earnestly seek you with my heart and mind now and forever more!!! IN JESUS NAME AMEN!!!!

Size 8 holding her baby
Size 8 holding her baby

Many of her fans and followers couldn’t keep calm as they congratulated the mother of two for her blessing. Some of those comments are below;

alex_mwakideu Amen! CONGRATULATIONS to you @size8reborn and @djmokenya

terryannechebet 💕💕💕💕 God bless you and your family!!!

sowairina Look at this😍😍😍

djmokenya God is Faithful

ladybee_254 Uwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Jesus🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

shiks_mwash Miracle baby

estamorat May God bless you

faithlucry U look beautiful mama ladasha

resiatoran God is so good

Size 8, DJ Mo and Ladasha Belle
Size 8, DJ Mo and Ladasha Belle

Size 8 can be thankful to her God because this time last year, she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage. This last pregnancy was also as belaboured but at least she is now a proud mother of two.

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Kenyan man, 31, confesses addiction to the blue pill to impress girlfriend

Court of Appeal Judge Prof Otieno Odek collapsed and died in his Milimani home in Kisumu.

Police say they found blue pills on his bedside. While it’s not confirmed his death was as a result of the medication, investigations into the cause of death have been launched.

This formed the basis of the Tuesday conversation where Mwalimu said men are under pressure by their women to perform.

A young man called in saying he desperately wants to wean off the blue pill but knows his lady may dump him for failing to match up.

‘I’m stuck and can’t let go’

The man first tried the pill in response to the demands of his girl. He wanted to impress her with his skills, but unfortunately couldn’t match up without a little help from medicine.

at the age of 31 I was diagnosed with hypertension.My doctors have been pleading with me to stop using, but I can’t let go because they say it might be one of my causes for the disease cause of blue pills

The fear of disappointing her led him to a chemist.

From then on, the man said things progressed until he became addicted to the pills – taking them every time he was with his woman – which given his desire to show off his skills was quite frequently.

I am on hyertension drugs na bado nameza the blue pills coz I set a standard, coz it gets to a point I can’t let go. I set a standard to my women I can’t let go. I met another doctor who advised I let go for a month, then I use again, it’s very bad, how do I stop using the blue pill and the standard is set?

 

Many doctors warn that while Viagra is a very safe drug that can help many men and save marriages, taking any medication when it hasn’t been prescribed by a doctor and isn’t necessary comes with risks and side effects.

Dear Classic 105 fam, have you resorted to using the pill and what has been your experience?

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I had a Caesarean! Gospel singer Kambua narrates

Kambua Manundu gave birth on Saturday, August 10, after seven years in marriage, a miracle considering the ridicule and shame she had been subjected to online.

Her pregnancy and subsequent delivery were met with joy and mirth by many for the popular singer and radio presenter. One thing many know about the beautiful mother is that she likes keeping her private life hidden.

Kambua portrait
Kambua portrait

But there are times she lets out nuggets of information concerning the Kambua only the closest people around her see. Yesterday, the Rauka host revealed that she had had a CS to deliver baby Nate, something many didn’t know.

Sometimes when my son cries I also end up crying-Mama Kambua shares

She told her Instagram followers how she has been struggling as a mom adding that she has given herself time to heal from the process as she takes care of her son.

The singer holding her baby bump
The singer holding her baby bump

She wrote;

This is me thanking God that I can fit into one of my pre-preggers dresses🤣. My body has changed ALOT and I am embracing it all. I stretched in ways I never knew were possible! Isn’t God amazing? And then went through a CS (story for another day). Recovering from it is not a joke! I have chosen to be kind to myself. Giving myself the time I need to heal, and also to nurture my toto. I haven’t even told you about the edges I’ve lost because of breastfeeding! But I have no regrets. It’s all been worthwhile. Next year I will think about diets and workouts. (That baby pouch will need to go)😅. But for now I’m counting my blessings, enjoying the chubby cheeks and snug clothes lol. 
Also, please be kind to your friends post partum. There’s SO much pressure to “snap back”, without considering that being alive after birthing a child is a miracle in itself. Watu wa, “umenona”, please have several seats over there —–> 

Many of her fans and followers celebrated the mother of one and said so in the comments section, with many happy at the encouragement she was offering.

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Bridget Achieng bleached her skin to land dream job 

Bridget Achieng’s complexion sparked a wave of astonishment from baffled fans when a picture from way back surfaced.

Nairobi D actress has now opened up about skin bleaching saying peer pressure and missing out on jobs led to her decision to bleach her skin.

Bridget, who is never shy about the fact that she bleached says she has no regrets.

 

‘Honestly I did not have an issue with my colour, The media and people in general love favoring light skin girls.

I had won an interview but they turned me down because I was dark.

Right now is when people are being told to love their colour.’

Bridget Achieng
Before she lightened her skin

She added

‘Before then people always favoured light skins.

the circle I was in made me feel like being black was bad thing.

I know a lot of dark skinned girls who are dark and hot, there are things God makes you go through and I cannot say I regret .’

Bridget Achieng
A pregnant Bridget Achieng glowing

On whether it is true she spent 10 million to bleach she says

‘Yes I did, but it’s not an amount you spend at once, I chose to lighten step by step because if you do it once it can shock the body,

It’s the same way someone can use Arimis or vaseline for years, do you count the amount you have used or how many tubs you have used?

I apply the cream on my body everyday like you would apply vaseline and I have done it for the last six years.’

 

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