Everyone is talking about the confession that Diamond Platnumz gave in the morning while being interviewed on Clouds FM. Many have congratulated Him for his braveness in admitting that Hamisa Mobetto’s son is his flesh and blood.
Over two thousand people were watching the interview live and many of them had different expectations about the issue and he accepted his mistake and asked his two kids and his wife Zari Hassan for forgiveness saying that he would go on his knees to South Africa just to apologize and that he will never leave her.
This confession has raised eyebrows and since they are public figures, many people are expected to talk and give their views concerning the issue including various celebrities.
Huddah Monroe reacted to the news on social media telling Tanzanians that they make her laugh and that people should know that a man is only yours when you are with him and when he is out, he belongs to others.
Huddah said, “Tea is really being served out there and chill! And laugh! Tanzania mtatuuwaa. A man is yours when you are with him. When he is out he is ours! We share.”
Today on the morning conversation on Classic 105 with Maina and King’ang’i, there was a discussion which was raised by a man who had called in yesterday to contribute to the discussion.
He said, ‘We all know that you have a wife, hawa wengine ni nyama.’
“Sisi wanaume nyama ni nyama, ya Galleria, nyama ya Nairobi West, ya wapi yote ni nyama. We all know we have one wife, forever and ever that is my wife. Hao wengine wote ni nyama”.
He says wives are supposed to understand that these other women are just nyama, hawa wengine ni nyama. That husbands love and respect wives, but you are supposed to understand one thing that these other women are just nyama.
Mwalimu says men have only one wife, and she will always remain queen.
“As a woman, if you decide to date married men you will definitely be identified as ‘nyama’. Its up to women to say no to ‘Nyama’,” a woman called in and revealed.
Another woman also called in and asked,
“What if women decide to go and have men outside and come out to say that men are also ‘nyama’,that meant that it was a proof that Kenyan men are cheating on their wives, by him saying that they go out looking for different women who they are referring to as ‘Nyama’.
News just in is that Diamond Platnumz has confirmed that in deed he is the father to Hamisa Mobetto’s son. Speaking to Clouds FM, the Eneka hit maker had a lot of questions to answer with so many people watching the interview live just to hear what he had to say about the issue that has been making news all over social media for the past few weeks.
His message to the mother of his child is to take care of the child and concentrate about his future and should not keep posting photos ranting about him to make people view him as the bad guy.
After confirming the news, he was asked about his thoughts about Hamisa now that the issue has been cleared and here is what he had to say, “Siwezi kumchukia Hamisa, ila namshauri muda huu aangalie future ya mtoto, kwani kuposti picha mitandaoni haitamsaidia.”
Diamond apologized to his wife and asked her to forgive him for whatever that has happened and confirmed that he can never leave Zari Hassan, who is the mother of his two children, Tiffah and Nillan.
He was asked to confirm the number of kids he has and he said he has three namely, Princess Tiffah, Prince Nillan and Daylen respectively.
Here are reactions from fans:
Zaynes: Moto choma Moto !! SASA zari anatupa makombora Snapchat na huyu ako bize kumkana hamisa! Awe mpole cz hivi karibuni atakosa wote 👁️👁️👁️
Dennis: Ulipanga msimtangaze kwan huyo mtt amekuwa maindi kwamba yakae ndani tu
Petty: Kioo gani hicho cha jamii, ushamba huo wala haujakuonesha kuwa mwanaume au mjanja
Cathy: Hongera kwani chuki haijengi zaidi ni kujitesa mheshimu mkeo zari
Jolly: Hivi pale mnaposemaga mara paaaaaap hiiiiiiiiii ….ile hiiii iii ni mtu anacheka au analia
Mtoto_lito: Nimekupenda bure we kaka lea wanao hao malaya wanakuyumbisha.
Willy Paul has been the talk of town ever since he dropped his latest hit song Jigi jigi which has left people with mixed reactions. Commonly known by his fans with names such as Pozze others Willy Pozze and others Willy Paul, and recently he added another name to his list calling himself Sultan.
He is a gospel musician known for his hit songs such as digiri and kitanzi. His latest songs have attracted of negativity with some people saying that he is slowly diverting from gospel music to secular music, something that the singer himself has denied, saying that all his songs are inspired by the Bible verses in the Holy Book.
Some people may say he likes bragging too much but truth be told, everyone has a way of passing their messages to people and sharing some messages with others and therefore, he should not be judged with whatever he posts on his social media pages.
Yesterday Willy Paul decided to share a post on his instagram page saying how he was humbled to take a picture with his fans and even gave one of them his jacket to take a picture with because she liked the jacket.
This post had mixed reactions as many thought he shouldn’t have said that he had helped one of the ladies with his jacket.
Here is the photo he posted:
He said, “Yesterday I gave my #jigijigi fan my jacket apige nayo picha coz she liked it…. thank you for ur support my people.“
Check out comments from fans:
Djmikeweb: Papa Jones alipeana viatu akatembea mguu tupu na hasumbui
Bailey: Idlers alert… Yall keep your negative energies to yourself… Now that you’ve blasted him, are you supposed to be given trophies.. But one thing that should stick to your minds, one time you’ll all have noticeable stars in your lives, you’ll get the same harsh treatment and the pinch of how it’s feels like to be emotionally harassed at all time.. Enemies of progress…
Mkuda: Diamond wetu anawapeaga mimba na hutai sikia amepost
Sharon: Ulishaambiwa Joseph left his coat with Potiphar’s wife na hajawahi tusumbua
Breezy: F**k u,ua just an a*s with a hole like a sea shell,,style up,,shame on u.
Bertillah: Criazly people…to him he is happy about that…We are different… Kenyans jealousy and hatred distracts us from progress…badala u support the music to go a level high,maneno 2 ya ujinga….Wengne wanamchukia zaidi ya mnavyojipenda!!Willy Paul do ur best…Dhamira yako ndio nguzo yako…All the best
Michael: Give out as a free , coz they support you through the industry. C kupiga picha tu nayo
Awino: Mtu wangu I love you but scarcity mentality hapana
Beverly: But why would you announce that it’s yours though 😂😂😂😂😂😂
John: Willy Kuna ka u toto flani hukusumbua.. Wee ni celeb but bado huja grow
Pozietash: Watu wamepeana mimba wakaenda missing and you umekwama hapo kwa jaaaaghetii🚮🚮
Nimo: Hahahahahaha you have realy embarrassed that girl…. Willy utaonea Mbinguni huuuuuuko!!! 😂😂😂😂😂
Lilian: U piss me off pozeee…why cnt jus b real..must u say all u do…next ul say how uve donated food to the hungry….jus kip t low.
Diamond Platnumz has finally confirmed that Hamisa Mobetto’s newborn son, Abdul Naseeb Dangote, is his child.
He says he met Hamisa in 2010 at which point the two began their steamy relationship but broke up and he moved on with Zari. ‘The devil’ got into him and he started having an affair with Hamisa.
“Baada ya kuachana wakati, mimi nikaendelea na maisha yangu na mpaka naanzisha mahusiano yangu na Zari. Shetani akanipitia na Tukaanza tena kuwa na mawasiliano ya kimahaba mpaka pal” Diamond told Clouds FM.
The Salome hit maker says he did not want to reject the baby and used to give Hamisa a large amount of money every week.
“Hamisa alipopata ujauzito. Nilimuambia mimi ni Baba mwenye familia yangu. Inabidi jambo hili libaki kati yangu mimi na wewe. Sikupenda kuikana Mimba, ni damu yangu na kila siku iendayo kwa Mungu nilikuwa nampatia matumizi.”
He also bought the side chick a brand new Rav 4.
“Kabla hajajifungua mimi nilimnunulia Rav 4 mpya kabisa sikupenda ateseke na mtoto. Na nilikuwa nampa pesa ya matumizi ya kiasi cha shilingi laki 5 kila wiki.”
Diamond also goes ahead to say that he has already met his newborn son and he spends alot of time with Hamisa and the baby.
“Niliporudi kutoka Uingereza nilienda kumuona mwanangu na nikakaa nae sana. Hakuna wakati wowote ambao nilitengeneza mazingira ya kumkataa mtoto. Nashangaa kuona kwenye mitandao wanasema nimemkataa mtoto. Nilichokuwa sitaki ni kuhakikisha mwanamke wangu Zari hatukanwi kwakuwa hana kosa lolote.”
He goes on to apologize to Zari and his kids for making such a mistake
“Kikubwa leo nataka kumuomba samahani mke wangu Zari na watoto wangu kwa makosa niliyofanya.”
He adds that he will not end things with Zari and slams Hamisa for using this moment to engage in publicity stunts to benefit herself.
The father of five said this during an interview on Tanzanian-based radio station Clouds FM. Mpasho will keep you posted as the drama unfolds!
A Molo man on Monday night stabbed his wife to death and committed suicide at Tayari estate in the outskirts of Molo town.
The 25-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds on the chest, neck, and stomach.
The husband allegedly stabbed the wife, who is a primary school teacher before hanging himself inside the room he had locked from inside.
Residents said the two were engaged in a heated argument before the woman was heard screaming. Paul Itume, a neighbor said efforts to rescue the woman turned futile since the man had locked the house from inside.
He said neighbors managed to break into the house but they were shocked to find the man’s body hanging from the ceiling while that of the woman was in a pool of blood.
“I don’t know exactly what happened but we thought it’s the normal domestic squabble mostly experienced among youthful people. As residents, we are shaken by the unfortunate turn of events he said.
The woman is a teacher at a private school in Molo while the man is a bodaboda operator who residents described as quiet.
According to a suicide note seen by police, the deceased had accused the woman of having an affair with another man.
A former councilor Charles Njenga Matendo urged youths to seek counseling and also shun drugs. He said escalation of criminal incidents in Molo was being motivated by drug abuse and desperation amongst youths.
Police in Molo has taken their bodies to Molo subcounty hospital mortuary. This comes a day after a woman aged 27 from Molo committed suicide over family squabbles with his husband.
September 23 this year is set to mark the beginning of the apocalypse, according to several conspiracy theorists and doom-mongers.
The ‘Rapture’, set out in the Book of Revelation, will see ‘worthy’ Christians lifted into heaven by Jesus, while those remaining will be left to face the end of the world.
Now, an apocalyptic theory known as Revelation 12 Sign predicts the Rapture will soon be fulfilled with the appearance of ‘a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.’
Conspiracy theorists think an astronomical alignment involving the constellations Leo and Virgo, along with various other planets will fulfill this prophecy word-for-word.
The Rapture is the second coming of Jesus Christ as prophesied in John 14:1-3 where those who have lived lives of repentance meet the Lord.
Proponents of the outlandish theory say the women mentioned in the prophecy represents the constellation Virgo, while the crown of stars represents Leo.
The moon mentioned is considered to be under the ‘feet’ of Virgo and on September 23 the sun will be passing through the constellation – fulfilling the ‘clothed with the sun’ strand.
According to websites promoting the dooms day theory, it will take place in two parts, with a seven-year-long period of tribulation in between, during which the Antichrist will bring destruction upon Mankind.
However, the theory is only loosely based on actual Bible scripture and largely dismissed by the wider Christian community.
Those who do believe in the Rapture attribute their beliefs to two specific Bible scriptures.
According to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, the heavens will open during the end of days, with God lifting those who are alive ‘into the clouds’.
And 2 Peter 3:10, says: ‘But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.’
Nonetheless, a belief in the Rapture prophecy does not mean an acceptance of the Revelation 12 Sign theory for many Christians who refute the astrological interpretation.
The theory was originally purported by William Tapley, an American YouTube Channel owner who published the first video about the alignment entitled ‘Stellarium’ in 2011.
Italian exorcist claims floods and storms are a sign of the apocalypse
Meanwhile an exorcist has claimed recent storms and flooding are signs of an imminent biblical apocalypse.
The famous demon hunter also claims that the devil is ‘behind’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Don Antonio Mattatelli made the alarming claims in response to a string of natural disasters in his home country of Italy.
He said: ‘All natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, demonstrate that the end of the world is coming.
‘It will not be the end of the world in general, but of this world yes.
‘Natural phenomena so sudden and powerful shows that, there is no confidence in the future and we have come to an end of modernity’
Don Antonio is one of the most famous exorcists in Italy and regularly makes public statements warning of the devil’s work.
He believes that Satan is present on the internet and that demonic possession can take place online.
Don Antonio made his latest pronouncements after Italy became the latest in a series of countries to be hit by extreme weather.
The country has suffered torrential rainfall and heavy flooding which has left eight people dead.
In the past week the country has also been hit by an earthquake, the epicentre of which Borgorose in Rieti province in the Lazio region of Italy.
As well as speaking out about natural disasters, Don Antonio commented on the current geopolitical situation.
He said: ‘Behind Kim Jong-Un is surely Satan, in North Korea all are forbidden religion and there is only the idolatry of the leader who has replaced God.
‘He could be exorcised remotely with prayer, as Pius XII did by the Vatican with Hitler.’
Former beauty queen Cecilia Mwangi has been keeping a low profile socially. The mother of one supposedly parted ways with her estranged ‘husband’ former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana early last year after a mutual agreement.
“A lot of people have been pestering me, always asking me where my baby-daddy was. It’s now time, to tell the truth. I have never had the perfect answer to that question and I always tell them to go and ask him themselves where he’s been,” Cecilia revealed in an interview with Word Is.
In 2015, there were rumours circulating that Mungatana and Cecilia were planning to walk down the aisle but the Anti-Jigger Campaign Ambassador came out to rubbish the claims revealing the main reason why they broke up
“Personally, I felt was at a stage where I needed back some peace of mind. We no longer communicate. No phone calls, no messaging… Nothing at all. We now live our separate lives. We don’t even share responsibilities for my daughter. I am a hard-working and responsible lady, capable of taking care of her needs to the fullest,” she said.
“THERE WERE RUMOURS IN THE MEDIA THAT WE WERE READYING OURSELVES FOR A WEDDING. THERE WAS NOTHING LIKE THAT. THAT WAS JUST A FABRICATION OF THE MEDIA AS THERE WERE NO MARRIAGE PLANS IN THE FIRST PLACE. HOWEVER, I DIDN’T TAKE OFFENCE WHEN THE SAID FALSEHOODS WERE REPORTED BECAUSE I HAVE BIGGER THINGS TO DEAL WITH, AND PURSUE THAN DWELLING ON NON-ISSUES.”
Well, this saw Mungatana, his wife TV presenter Mwanaisha Chidzuga and his baby mama Cecilia trend on social media and it’s at that point that Chidzuga broke her silence on the issue.
Mungatana, who unsuccessfully vied for the Tana River gubernatorial seat, is living happily with Mwanaisha and their children while Cecilia on the other hand, has been busy working hard to eradicate jiggers and taking care of her all grown up daughter.
The CEO of Ahadi trust has been traveling across the country to create awareness about jigger infestation and during Mother’s day back in May, Cecilia Mwangi was honoured with a Mother’s Honors Award, under the Mothers in Hygiene and Community Service category for her great input and contribution in the eradication of jiggers and poverty in an event that was held at Light Academy.
Cecilia recently was part of the judges at last week’s Miss World Kenya event that saw Miss Elgeyo Marakwet crowned the new Miss World Kenya. The mother of one has maintained her gorgeous looks and she looks absolutely stunning!
Here are latest photos of Cecilia Mwangi you should check out;
Singer Mercy Masika is smack in the middle of a spiritual debate after she dressed in tight trousers in church.
Zealots, heaters and pharisees came out with pitchforks to lynch her for her fashion decision.
Mercy posted on Facebook a photo of herself and her mother performing at a Donnie McClurkin concert and instead of people seeing the beauty of the mother daughter duet, they only saw her hip hugging black jeans.
Anyhow, Mercy posted, “Such an honor sharing the same stage with my mom. So humbling. #WorshipWithDonnie.”
One of her mother’s fans reminisced, “Your mum (Agnes Masika) came to Jkuat in the early 90’s with your dad to preach to us when we were students. She sang and your dad preached so well that, that day has remained in our memories to date. I also bought one of her album then and it was a great blessing to my life. I thank God to see her again here with you as her daughter, a testimony that she passed to you the best that God gave her.”
Here are some of the reactions from fans.
Scola Wafula: you are very right Marie Wa Shosho,,the bible didn’t state anywhere ati trousers are for men n skirts/dresses are for women, if that was the case, y is it that in the same bible we read that King David was in a skirt,, let’s not get things wrong n use petty issues to criticize others,,
Pilate Mwai: if it to glory the word of God let it come from our inner hrt with holy and let our mod of dressing show the glory of living father lastly en not the list diff btn stage an alter.
Meliza Langot wrote, “Wea does u words stand here in your song….. kuvaa kwangu na kunena kwangu sikupendeze????? I’m so disappointed in you Mercy.”
Joseph Diehard: Siku za mwisho makanisa yatakuja ya uongo na ulaghai, ndio nayaona sasa, kama kanisa wanawake na wanaume huvalia trousers!!! Infact ladies wanafaa kufunga vichwa vyao kwa kitambaa wakiwa kwa madhabau, someni biblia na muwache kumuchezea Mungu
Eunice Mbatha: I 100% agree with you….there are pple who criticize everything so long as it’s good. I just thk she was not even ready for the performance labda it’s her mother who requested her to join her. My thought though…
Browne Mfalme: tell them ukweli unauma and I am not against them kuvaa trouser coz it’s a disease already but they need to respect the altar of God
Kris Ole Kamau: Stop fooling around,hiyo trouser bado ni mungu anaabudiwa,siku yenu itafika
Nancy Kangai Mukuru: So people who wear trousers will never inherit the kingdom of heaven? It depends with your relationship with God. Kanisa ni roho ya mtu not your physical appearance.
Marie Wa Shosho: Show me in the Bible where men used to wear trousers and ladies gowns????????You pay a lot of attention to petty things like dressing while you hearts don’t have a place for God……. People disagreeing with this, tell me if in your church a prostitute dressed in a kitenge would lead the praise and worship team compared to the way mercy masika is dressed, na Kama angekua na skin tight,si you could have hit the unfriend……ooooh ushers of the heaven, you’re not yet there.
Jacque Kiio: Pple are complaining yet God hasn’t complained. The hubby is a man of God he didn’t complain her family too. Wats wrong with people?mind your own business and let her be. And if you are holy than her be the first one to open your mouth and blame her. Nyinyi niwale watu from monday to sato you are wearing all sort of cloths zingine hazieleweki and Sunday mko church wearing better than bibi wa pastor. Nkt atleast she doesn’t have to pretend she is her from Monday to Sunday.
Ansie Mukami: please mind your dressing once your given a chance to stand on the altar mercy
Wairimu Nyar: What’s wrong with her dressing you Pharisees… She is descent period!!!
Anniz Kithome: Nobody is perfect and let’s stop judging others why don’t we look at the positive side. I prefer wearing trouser and worship God in truth and in spirit i can as well wear skirts and dresses and still worship God truth and in spirit. Mercy has not shown any nakedness and atleast she is doing something in the kingdom of God. People like Joyce Meyer wear trousers and when she preaches you can feel the anointing, I also so Sinach and still her songs are very powerful, people like women of faith wear trousers and their music still touching. Do you know why they ain’t hypocrites and they don’t do anything to make any Human being happy but they are serving the God who called them. So before you criticize ask yourself with all that goodness you have why didn’t God choose you it’s because God was looking at their hearts. Remember singing is a talent but worshiping God is a calling.
Recently Gospel star Willy Paul released a song dubbed Jigi Jigi.
The song was received with mixed reaction as some Kenyans expressed delight while others condemned him saying they were not happy with the direction his music is taking. He still hasn’t said if he will go fully secular.
The song has been labelled a love ballad, has also caught the attention of Gospel singer Ringtone, who says ‘hiyo song si ya biblia’.
Ringtone just like other Kenyans is not feeling it. Kiss FM’s Chito Ndlovu Monday night in an exclusive interview sought to know if he hates Willy Paul.
If you recall in November 2016, Ringtone took to his social media to accuse a group of male gospel artistes, claiming they were out to finish him, career-wise. He named Willy Paul, among those maligning his name because they were threatened by his rising star.
Did he really say this? ‘ Yes I did’ he responded.
What prompted his angry post? He insists there was evidence they were out to sabotage his career, but says,’ What I did to post on social media was wrong. I’m a Christian, I’m a man of God. I want to start by apologizing to the people I named, I should have let it be’.
So to the new Jigi Jigi song, what doesn’t Ringtone like about it?
Ringtone says he will never release a song like that EVER.
‘I don’t hate Willy Paul. I actually love Willy Paul.’
His thoughts on the song?
‘Willy Paul has many nice Christian songs, lakini to rate this song it’s his worst song, it’s this one. For me, sasa anazoea, coz he always sings a song about girls which is not gospel like. The gospel should not be about the breast and the hips.’
He added,’ This is my opinion as a human being. I am not being mean.’
Would he ever release a song like that? ‘Never’
He continued, ‘ I will never do songs like that. I will release songs yenye huwezi pata kwa biblia.’
‘My songs going forward, watch this space.’, he concludes.
In the meantime, listen to the song below. It has 955k views so far.
The devil is a liar and my enemies want my downfall, was how he chose to explain most of the allegations against him.
‘Gospel singer Ringtone has an uncanny knack of always getting in trouble whenever he opens his mouth, but that doesn’t stop him.
He has been quiet for sometime now, but it seems that controversy still stalks him.
The musician was put on the spotlight during the Maloko show with Kiss FM’s Chito Ndlovu on Monday September18th, who sought to know some of the reasons behind the sexual harassment accusations, on sliding into the DM of Tanzanian singer Ray C, the baby daddy allegations and being evicted from his multi million shilling Karen home plus much more.
Back in 2015, the Tenda Wema singer was accused of sexually harassing a makeup artiste, who alleged that he touched her inappropriately on the thighs, adding that he also borrowed 500 bob for fueling his luxury car.
The singer chose not to address those accusations, but on Monday September 18th, on the Maloko show with Kiss FM’s Chito Ndlovu, the singer came out to clear the air on the accusations.
‘To me I think the devil was not expecting me to get over it.’
‘Things were tough after that incident’, he began explaining.
‘The devil was busy trying to malign me, to make me look evil, I got to a point where I was giving up, I wrote on my social media that I was quitting music.’
He says that when he was going through tribulations, he prayed for help because he felt forsaken.
‘I went through stages (not depression) and I encouraged myself with the love of God.’
The family of the late Anne Wanjohi are still in shock following her sudden death.
Ms Wanjohi, who helped run her sister’s cyber cafe in Nairobi’s Central Business District was shot five times on Saturday evening by her boyfriend, a police officer identified as Constable Simon Njoroge Njau.
“HE SHOT HER IN THE CHEST AND LET GO OF HER HAND BUT WHEN ANNE TURNED AROUND IN PAIN, HE SHOT HER TWICE IN THE HEAD AND THEN TWICE ON HER BACK AND SHE FELL ON THE FLOOR DEAD,” A WITNESS SAID.
“HE WAS ALSO THREATENING TO SHOOT ALL OF US AND SO WE ESCAPED FROM THE SCENE BECAUSE WE COULD NOT SAVE ANNE ANYMORE; ONLY TO COME BACK LATER TO FIND HIM ON THE FLOOR WITH THE PISTOL HE USED STILL ON HIS HAND.”
The two had known each other for three months and Mr Njau wanted to settle down with Ms Wanjohi, but she wasn’t ready.
“He kept insisting that he wanted to marry her immediately. This made Anne uncomfortable and she tried avoiding him. Anne wanted to continue working so that she could save some money to enable her to join university. She was his girlfriend, but he insisted on marriage,” Mary Wangare, Ms Wanjohi’s sister told Nation.
Well, Mary Wangare took to social media to pay tribute to her younger sister, reminiscing the moments they spent together and she wrote;
“That day will never be burned in my life, will always miss your voice, jokes, laugh and the way you usEd to tell more ‘Mary tiga wana’ every day huny”
More relatives and friends of the late Anne Wanjohi also paid tribute to her, describing her as a lovely soul. Here are the comments;
Ashford Hinga: I cannot believe your gone cousin…..but I believe you’re with the angels. You were a sister to me, and I will miss those moments we shared…I already miss hearing you call me “baba witu”…..I will miss u a lot and you should know that I love u and forever u shall b in ma heart…….shine on your way angel, till we meet again
Mcrabbi: Sad moment ever. I wish RIP means Return Of possible. Mute God why so soon.
Love and will mill miss you Cuzo.
Karani: They say that things happen for a reason BUT I still don’t understand why it had to be you cutie, 8 years of my life u were my friend, I can’t believe you are no more ,,
God give us strength.
Ann Kay: Safiri salama cue will miss u big…. Its sad and we r full of sorrow… i wish all the love we r showing u can bring u baq…. Merliy karely… pliiiz take hrt for ur little gal princess.. is in a better place it may not b eassy but God heals all wounds
Nyatori: Take heart dea. May the Almighty God give you strength n fortify your heart during this tough time of your life
David: Me too I will remember her she was very nice and good to his friends.
Mercy: May God standstill with the family it’s had to accept it God grant us strength to us rest in peace my dear
Fred: Always happiest gal used to make friends I really miss you Ann my condolence to the family
Shiro: God is love n the love you have for each other is what will keep ‘Shuhi’ always in our lives, she will always be present wherever you are together, she may not be there physically but just know it is well my dears….so sad but God took her to be with the angels coz she is one of them
Here are photos of Anne Wanjohi
Mr Njau is currently fighting for his life at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Leso/Kanga is a traditional rectangular cloth which originated at the coast of East Africa in the mid 19th century. The leso usually has a wide border, central motif and writing (ujumbe or jina).
Lesos sport bold messages mostly wise sayings addressing everyday subjects like friendships, relationships, marriages, people’s character etc. They are usually printed in bold designs and bright colours.
Some of these messages on leso’s are suggestive and they are either the designers choice or personalized as per client demands. From sporting messages that attack enemies, mock people and even warning one of his/her wicked ways, leso’s are used to send out messages to different parties.
Well, leso’s have become a trend nowadays unlike the past and barely will you miss seeing women and even men rocking one in our crowded ‘estates’ (kwa ploti).
Here is a compilation of hilarious messages/texts on leso’s
I hope you’re good. Live life and have fun. Yee, I’ve missed you, though I’ll be doing this every day until we come home…
Yess, Yess I’m reading… But Pesho ain’t coming back and I feel bad. But don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. I’ll do happy things to forget it… Take care of yourself, okay. I’m trying my best here as hard as I can. If I don’t pass in entry, I’m sorry I’m just sad, but I promise I’ll make for it end-term…
I love you so much, mum. I’ll do everything to make you happy.
This is the first and last letter Natalie Nanga would write to her mother in a journal she had titled ‘Mum’s letters’. It was written on August 30, two days before the Moi Girls Nairobi School arson that killed Natalie and eight other girls.
The journal is one of the items Natalie’s mother, Clara Asiko, was given when she went to collect her daughter’s belongings from the school.
When we visited Clara at her home in Syokimau, Machakos county, on Saturday, she was preparing for a church service on the estate. She was unusually calm and struck the figure of a woman who had not quite come to terms with the loss of her only child.
Clara was a single mother.
IT WAS JUST ME AND NATALIE
“It was just me and her. Natalie loved to write. This letter is so sad. Pesho was Natalie’s very good friend. They did everything together, but she transferred and it really affected Natalie,” Clara says as she looks at the journal pensively.
Pesho, a nickname for Patience, had bought Natalie the journal for her birthday, which was on August 12. Natalie was turning 15.
In her note, Patience said, “I was so excited about your birthday I bought this book in June. Nagubenda gama banda bassion [nakupenda kama Fanta passion — I love you like Fanta passion].”
Patience had been Natalie’s friend since their primary school days in Lukenya School. Clara says perhaps the culture shock of moving to a public boarding school from a private school was too much for Patience.
Natalie, too, had wanted to move to another school. “She said she didn’t like the school and didn’t give any specific reason, but I think it was the change to a public school. I thought she would get used to it with time, but she kept saying she didn’t like it, to the point I was considering moving her.”
Clara has not had much time to process Natalie’s death. The previous day, she was digging through her photo albums to look for good shots of Natalie to use for the service that will be held tomorrow before the burial on Friday.
Hawa Aziz was the first of the nine girls to be buried on Saturday at her parents’ home in Homa Bay county.
As Clara goes through Natalie’s photos, she says she finally found someone able to unlock the pattern on her daughter’s phone to retrieve more good pictures.
Clara reminisces about the playful, life-loving girl Natalie was.
She says lovingly, “The problem with Natalie is that she always had funny photos. She was always posing or making hand gestures [like the peace sign] in her photos. Now I don’t know which one to use.”
Clara goes silent for a moment, then says, “This thing is hard. I cannot even describe it. I think I am still yet to process what has happened. It hasn’t sunk in yet. But we thank God.”
Clara’s strong faith is evident, and she says she raised her daughter to be a God-loving child as well.
Natalie’s friends are around and will be ushers for the Saturday service. They will sing the song titled ‘Oceans’ by Zoe Grace during the burial on Friday. Natalie loved it. Clara plays the song for us.
“My playlist is full of gospel music, which Natalie loved.”
One of Natalie’s favourite verses was, “When oceans rise, my soul will rest in your embrace.”
“Natalie was a good girl. She loved God. She was outgoing and had many friends. She was the kind of girl who would play ‘the last man standing’ where members of a WhatsApp group would compete to be the last person to write a message [even if it meant staying awake all night],” Clara says.
Clara’s joy of reminiscing about Natalie turns into anger when she recounts how she found out about her daughter’s death. “I don’t even want to go there. I think I am bitter about how the whole thing was handled,” she says.
LEARNED VIA WHATSAPP
Clara found out about the Moi Girls’ fire through the WhatsApp group for parents from Form 1R — Natalie’s class.
On the morning of September 2, at about 7am, Natalie was scrolling through her messages and saw one of the parents had written there was a fire at Moi Girls’ and he heard reports some girls had been injured. He told the parents to check on their girls.
Clara immediately replied, ‘I’m going [to the school].’
Upon arrival, there was confusion, but Clara spotted a teacher and asked her if she had seen Natalie, but she just walked away from her.
When a head count was done, Natalie was nowhere to be found.
Clara kept the faith and was advised to file a missing person’s report. In the meantime, she circulated a picture of Natalie on her social media pages asking for people to report if they had seen Natalie.
Between September 2 and 12, when the results of the DNA testing were released, Clara says she did not receive the kind of communication she would have liked from the school administration.
Some representatives did visit, but they didn’t have the answers Clara needed.
“Whenever I ask questions, I am made to feel as if I am making noise. The parents [who lost their children] were once told to stop behaving like activists because this is not a trade union,” she says.
“I have received more support from strangers. There was a woman who came to visit me who doesn’t even know me. She lost her son during the Westgate terror attack and consoled me.”
During the requiem last Thursday, Moi Girls’ principal Jael Muriithi said the administration tried its best to rescue the girls.
Muriithi said they “braved the darkest hour of the night… did not hide our nakedness… and moved with speed to attend to the cries of our little angels”.
She said teachers thought all girls had been rescued from the dormitory by the time the fire was put out.
“We were shocked when we learnt we had lost eight girls in the fire and that one succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment,” she told the service at the school.
Between the time the parents’ DNA samples were taken and the results announced, Clara said she experienced insensitivity, even from clerics.
“There was a man who said he was a chaplain who visited and told me that I should accept my daughter was dead and move on. I had been sending a missing person poster because I was still hopeful, and besides, the authorities said that until the DNA results were confirmed, the children would be treated as missing persons.”
MORTUARY ROLL CALL
On the dreaded day when the DNA results were ready, Clara went to the mortuary and says the parents’ names were called like one would a roll call.
She is irked that some people think it was a consolation to remind her that the state will cater for some costs.
“I don’t want costs covered, I want my daughter. When I viewed Natalie’s body, it was bad. It was really bad.” The bodies were burnt beyond recognition.
Clara said some people have been posting comments and generic messages of condolence on social media, but do not care to understand what the parents are going through. She called for mindful posting.
She also says it is painful to see how fast some parents whose children survived have moved and have shifted to calling for funds to build another dormitory, without seeming to care that she and the parents of eight other girls are still grieving.
In the middle of the interview, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s office called and asked for details of when Clara needs a hearse to transport Natalie’s body for burial in Kakamega county.
“Let’s see if they follow up. There is a lot of protocol when following up on the money pledged by the government,” Clara said.
Last Thursday, Education PS Belio Kipsang said the government will pay hospital and mortuary bills, costs of DNA tests and funeral expenses.
He said the government will give each family Sh100,000 for burial. Sonko pledged hearses to transport the bodies.
As visitors stream in to prepare for the service, it is evident Clara’s calm is perplexing to many.
One woman could not hide her bewilderment as she saw Clara calmly walk up and down, welcoming and engaging visitors.
Perhaps it is her faith that keeps her going, the Philipians 4:7 “peace that surpasses all understanding” that is at work.
The visitors reminisce about Natalie. She was a focused girl. When she scored 390 marks out of 500 in her KCPE exam last year, she was inconsolable.
“She had expected nothing less than 415 marks, but she was among the first batch of students to sit an exam under the [Education CS Fred] Matiang’i strict exam rules. Natalie wanted to be a paediatric surgeon,” Clara said.
The room lights up as Clara narrates how Natalie saved up to buy ngomas [rubber shoes].
“She set a target to save up enough money to buy ngomas [rubber shoes] and a big chocolate and when it came time to buy them, I saw her pick the small chocolate and asked her why. She said she was Sh15 short on her savings. I told her she should have just asked me to top up. But that was who she was, an independent girl,” Clara said.
STUDENTS CANNOT SLEEP
Clara said parents should listen to their children when they complain about issues.
She said other students need to be counseled because the tragedy has left them scared and scarred.
“One girl told me she cannot sleep. She tosses and turns and at 2am, she is still awake. She says she wants to be awake in case a fire starts so she is alert and can escape. Children need to be counselled because for most of them, death is remote. It is that thing that happens to their grandparents.”
Clara said Amou Malong, who survived the fire but lost her sister Alakiir, has been grieving two people — her sister and Natalie, who was her friend, too. She said Alakiir and Natalie might have perished trying to rescue each other. Alakiir will be buried in South Sudan.
Right now, all Clara wants is answers and that those behind the arson be brought to book.
The Ministry of Education in 2008 launched the Safety Standards Manual for Schools.
The safety manual outlines guidelines on drug and substance abuse, disaster and emergency preparedness, school and community relations, infrastructure and how to create a conducive teaching and learning environment.
According to the guidelines, every school should post a blueprint map of the buildings, classrooms, dormitories and hallways.
There should be a telephone tree list including names of employees, teachers and parents for contacts in case of an emergency.
The safety measures include installation of serviceable fire-extinguishing machines, good security arrangements with provision for both night and day, well-maintained and clean learning rooms, a properly reinforced fence with an appropriate mechanism for repair and maintenance.
The dormitories should also have emergency exits at the middle and back, and windows and must be without grills and should be easy to open outwards.
Fire extinguishers and fire alarms should also be fitted in the dormitories.
Safety guidelines for dormitories
The space between the beds should be at least 1.2 metres while the corridor or pathway space should not be less than 2 metres.
Since sharing of beds is prohibited in schools, admissions should be tied to bed capacity at all times.
All doorways should be wide enough, at least 5 feet wide, and they should open outwards. They must not at any time be locked from outside when learners are inside.
Each dormitory should have a door at each end and an additional emergency exit at the middle. It should be clearly labelled “Emergency Exit”.
Dormitory doors should be locked at all times when learners are in class or on the playing fields. The keys to the doors should be kept by the Dormitory Master/Mistress or the Dormitory Prefect.
Dormitory windows must be without grills and should be easy to open outwards.
Fire extinguishing equipment should be functioning and placed at each exit with fire alarms fitted at easily accessible points.
Regular spot checks by the teachers and the administration should be undertaken before learners retire to bed.
An accurate roll call should be taken every day and records well maintained.
There should be regular patrols by the school security personnel or any other authorised security personnel. No visitor should be allowed in the dormitory.
There should be inspection of hygiene standards of the dormitories and the learners on alternate days of the week.
Bunkbeds should be strong and firm and fitted with side-grills to protect learners against falling off.
Carter Otieno, a close relative to Natalie Nanga Asiko also shared a heartbreaking message describing the late as a good girl who had an impact in the lives of many.
“It breaks my heart even to admit that you’re gone, it’s like someone just reaped off my beating heart. I remember your first steps, your first words, you were only too young but impacted the hearts of many…..you’re too dear to me and everyone you came across. Always smiling….you touched my heart in a special way Natalie Asiko Otieno I thank God for every precious moment he allowed me to have with you, it was always great. You made every moment special just by being there. I thank God for your beautiful soul.I cannot say goodbye, but rest in the Lord’s embrace. Clara Otieno may God give you peace and comfort.”
Most men have complained to Maina Kageni about him not always talking on issues concerning men and rather prefers talking about what women go through in the hands of their men and their marriages in general which is not true, because he always tries to balance the issues.
We were used to a caller by the name Wakanai, who always called to abuse women who aired their grievances to Maina Kageni on Classic 105. His hate for women was too much and this left many women hating him as well.
Meet Captain Kale, who has now followed the trend. Most of his calls are always based on harassing women and even abusing them.
In one of the morning conversations aired about a week or so ago, a lady called to say how her husband owed her 4.2 million shillings and she was waiting for him to pay her back before she left him and this issue did not go well with Captain Kale.
This is what he had to say, “Women are just in these marriages because of money and even if they get hurt by anyone that comes from Karen or Runda, they will stick around just because of money kama kupe. I wonder when this women will start living their own lives and start providing for their children without their men’s support. Where did the rain start beating them? A man cannot take you if he does not love you.”
In another conversation, he said its better to tell someone that you have fallen out of love than cheating on her. He described women as dogs who can ‘chochea’ you to believe something. “Women should draw the line and change themselves”
Captain was so annoyed with a woman who called Maina to tell him how she has been helping his man for twenty years because he didn’t have a job. He thanked the woman for helping the man but disagreed with the lady for letting the public know that she has been helping this man with their upkeep.”How many men help their wives and they keep it a secret? A woman should help his man. We are their kings and very few in this world. Our children are all ours and not mine alone so she should chip in. A man should be assisted in the house.”
Captain concluded saying, “Women suffer from verbal diarrhea. Mdomo ya mwanamke haiwezi fungika, inakuwanga open tu. There are no men like Kenyan men. They are just using lots of English words for nothing.”