“My children have been bringing me closer to God and I always think like Huru and Mali are in touch with my spirituality as I possibly could.”
She also admitted that she had had a mixture of rough and also good days but she now wants to create a space of balance, for good content. Janet also expressed her desire for the type of men she wants her boys to become.
“I want them to have a healthy vulnerability as young men. I want them to be able to articulate how they are feeling when they are in a safe space and I kind of want to live by example.”
Last year, the media personality had explained why she left her star-studded job as an anchor on Citizen TV. Janet related that she had become a stranger to her son, Huru and due to her busy schedule he spent most of his day with the nanny.
…There was a time when I went in to hug him and he took a step back. He wasn’t familiar with me, because he spent most of his day with the nanny.
That forced her to make a tough decision. She then decided to quit but before she resigned, she planned her finances in that the projects she was working on would sustain her for the next two years.
Huddah Monroe is one of the most controversial personalities in Kenya. The woman recently stoked many Kenyans’ fires when she spoke about the struggles of living in Kenya.
In a previous post shared on her Instagram stories, Huddah goes on to reveal that she hates Kenya and not Kenyans. However, this post seemed to have rubbed social media users the wrong way as they now threaten to boycott her cosmetics.
Through her Instagram page, Huddah went on to write;
Mtawacha ujinga! I hate KENYA, I don’t hate Kenyans. Kila saa Huddah cosmetics is cancelled. Blah! Blah! Blah! I am a MISTRESS of ALL TRADES! I’m in all kinds of businesses! If one fails. On to the next! You will wait for a long time to see me FAIL!
But it seems that Kenyans are in love with her again after she posted a clip of herself enjoying her time in Zanzibar. There have been some unsubstantiated rumours that she went there with a prominent Tanzanian musician-something we can’t confirm.
Anyhoo, the business-woman decided to share a video of herself on the balcony f a hotel chilling in a white bikini. The visual got her followers and fans mesmerised as the light-skin beauty reminded many that she is still a looker, even for a woman her age.
Why do people make such poor decisions about politics? Why are they so often distracted by lies, and all things irrelevant?
Politics today formed the basis of the morning conversation with Classic 105’s Maina and Kinga’ngi revealing their thoughts on the divisive matter.
This conversation follows a story published in the Star Newspaper that suggested Raila Odinga is worth Sh2billion, and many don’t believe it.
Maina prompted debate after giving his two cents on the matter
‘So if we know they re liars, why do we vote for them? Here is the thing, the two key players in 2022 elections will be Raila and Ruto, yet no one trusts them, no one believes them,‘
Maina’s question to listeners was: So if you don’t believe baba when he says he is worth two billion, then which politician can stand up today and you believe the things they say?
A man contributed to the conversation by confessing his terrible decisions when it comes to voting.
Siasa means it’s not true. Politicians are voted for based on how they are able to lie to us. In 2022, I will wake up and vote for someone who lies, they are supposed to lie to use so we vote for them. In Kenya right now we are saying Jubilee has messed the economy, and the same people in Jubilee still believe Ruto will solve this mess in 2022. Clearly we are not about voting for facts, but people who lie to us more openly and who is able to convince us by lying. I will vote in 2022 for someone who will lie, I’m still going to vote for a lair, until we allow people who are learned to vote, because the vote is the one who should be more educated and not the politician like we always say.
He rattled Maina Kageni who responded by saying
That is so sad
‘you cannot tell me there is not a single politician you believe, then you tell me in 2022 you will wake up at three am, ago and queue in that hot sun for seven hours nd vote for someone you know full well is a liar?’ Are you serious?
Why are we voting blindly? What’s wrong with us?
A woman commented about the mans confession saying
‘I’m 53 years and I’ve never voted in my life, because they are all thieves, and at the end of the day when I go to them for help they will ignore me? Vote for what? At the end of the day sina mboga, and yet I voted for him? I’ve never voted, and I know at the end of the day I know they are all like that so I decided at the end of the day I will never vote.
Stacy Michuki took the modeling world by storm last year when she was crowned the new Miss Universe Kenya for 2019 at Panari Hotel, Nairobi, beating 13 other contestants, including First Runner-Up, Akothee’s daughter, (aka Rue Baby).
Stacy comes from a family of great prestige with her late grandfather being Minister John Michuki and hasn’t been resting on her laurels this year.
Stacy was recently featured on one of popular US fashion magazines, Essence. The reason for that was that was her wildlife photo-spread that was not only vivid but captured the safari experience that most foreigners think Africa looks like.
Stacy has in the past spoken about what being a model means to her saying, “Being a model has been the best thing that has happened to me. It allows me to be someone I am not every day. I’m so happy! I want to thank everyone who supports my journey and above all, I want to thank God because this battle was also fought on my knees!”
Good for her. Check out the photos from her that allow her to be someone she isn’t every day;
The stunning Citizen TV news anchor made a promise in 2018 to hit the gym and shed weight.
Well we can confidently write that she has been successful, and we love it.
Victoria’s impressive weight loss journey became public knowledge after she introduced her trainer and gushed over her.
Can I just say I absolutely adore this woman right here! My trainer @vinitaotieno is the fuel to my fitness journey. I’ve been out of training for a minute which warranted the onslaught of side👀👀👀👀from her. But V, the sports bra challenge is duly accepted come 2020. I’m going hard. 👊🏽I’m ready to get back into it.💪🏽🏋🏽♀️
Happy birthday Victoria and may you have an awesome day.
Several other famous people have embarked on a weight loss journey and among them include Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Heiress Anerlisa Muigai, and most recently singer Adele.
Adele showed off her incredible weight loss while attending Drake’s birthday party, following her divorce. The 31-year-old star looked sensational as she partied.
Njambi Koikai has been a reminder to Kenyans that the will to live despite all the challenges that life can throw one’s way, someone can still hope and thrive.
The former The Trend presenter has been suffering from endometriosis for a long time and even had been hospitalised in the U.S for close to a whole year as she received treatment in Atlanta.
But what many might not know is the toll that her disease took on her education, with the lady revealing that she was expelled severally right from high school, to A-levels and even in campus.
Njambi shared her story on Instagram, revealing that her condition saw her study for much longer than she was actually expected to.
“I was expelled from 4 high schools, dropped out of A-levels, went to Daystar University, graduated in 2008, joined USIU dropped out in 2009 and went back and finally graduated in 2016. Na mi ni emcee wa reggae…… *excerpts from my book*.”
In another of her posts, she admits that Endometriosis and Adenomyosis robbed her off, her younger years.
Endometriosis and Adenomyosis had to do with all my struggles in high school and all the expulsions and Uni. This disease robbed me off my younger years. Affected my social life and certainly my studies. It created a shell out of a once bubbly, energetic, ambitious little girl. This disease is brutal and is affecting millions of women silently.
However, she was quick to joke about how despite the several institutions she joined and courses she took, her dream of becoming an ‘ambassador´, drowned.
Njambi isn’t one to forget who stood with her during her tough times. “Special shoutout to my girl @mimi_letion who helped me during very turbulent times at USIU while I battled Endometriosis,” she wrote.
All in all, I have a heart of gratitude. I’m thankful to God because I will also conquer Adenomyosis. It’s been 21 years of pain. 21!!!!!!! I’m just happy to be here.. God has been so good to me.
What’s the difference betweenendometriosis and Adenomyosis?
Although they can occur together, endometriosis is when endometrial cells (the lining of the uterus) are in a location outside of the uterus. Adenomyosis is when these cells exist or grow into the uterine wall. Although both can cause pain, does not always cause heavy bleeding.
Former NTV Swahili news anchor Doreen Majala is reflecting on the struggles she endured in her marriage to Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi.
Doreen in 2018 shocked Kenyans when she revealed the domestic violence she underwent in the hands of her cruel husband.
Majala told of her anguish after the assault, claiming that her life was in danger.
“Writing this with a lot of fear. My life is in danger. This evening at about 9.50pm, my husband, Mwingi Central Member of Parliament, Gideon Mulyungi, assaulted me at our Karen home and I sustained head injuries at the back of my ear, resulting to my left ear going numb,”
Majala claimed that Mulyungi locked her up in the bedroom after the beating.
It’s been two years since as she recalls in a note written to her fans.
Doreen noted that
2yrs later…the courage of walking away at night with only a handbag & starting from scratch. I tell you today, IT IS POSSIBLE to get back on your feet no matter your story. The noise, the damaging articles, the scrutinity, speculation and the direspect from intruders who thought it is possible to break through someone’s wall and camp next to it. Long gone. Let nobody tell your story.
Majala told the court how she suffered serious injuries after being beaten by the MP on the night of February 26, 2018, at their Karen home.
“The assault began after the MP brought in a 16-year-old lady and requested she stays in our house since he was paying for her education,” she said.
Janet Mbugua was the face of professionalism and decorum when she anchored prime-time news a few years ago. The journalist became a household name and with it came the inevitable accolades.
What many didn’t know is that she was also propositioned by many high and mighty men while at the top of her game. Speaking to one Kenyan radio station, the media personality disclosed that although she was married and had kids, that didn’t stop some politicians from hitting on her.
The famous girls’ rights advocate narrated her experience saying,
“How many politicians, how many colleagues in the media have approached me? So many. Did I say yes? No. Even when I am married and gotten kids. I just used to say point-black that, ¨I have a family. Don´t you think what you are asking is wrong?¨. Because honestly, actions have consequences.”
Janet added, “It´s a choice. I just said that even if they can give me all the money in the world, what will happen to me? There is no credibility I´ll have.”
“I don´t want to sit here and pass judgment but I do believe this is wrong especially if it is somebody who has a family. On principle, it´s wrong but at the same time, it doesn´t mean that that woman should be abused, or harassed, or bullied.”
She also advised many young women to make better choices in the face of such temptations from the men proportioning them,
“It´s a human rights violation. She needs to be educated better that the choices that she makes will come back and hurt her because the day you are older there will be a youngin and you will be kicked out. You can lose your credibility or even your job, you lose everything.”
Singer Alicia Keys, the host of the Grammy Awards 2020, took a moment as the ceremony got underway to reflect on the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday.
Alicia Keys began by saying
“Earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero.
“We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built,” musician Alicia Keys said upon opening up the 2020 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
She noted that the Staples Center is the home of many memories created by Bryant during his time on the Los Angeles Lakers. His two retired Lakers jerseys will be illuminated during the show’s entirely.
“Kobe and his daughter Gianna, and all of those that have been tragically lost today are in our spirits, in our hearts and our prayers today…. share our strength and our support with their families,” said Keys. “We never imagined in a million years we would have to start the show like this… [Music is] the most healing thing in the world, so let’s get some healing going on right now.”
Members of the R&B group Boyz II Men joined Alica Keys in an a cappella version of their hit “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” to commemorate Bryant’s life.
The picture painted of massage parlours in popular media is that of a place where clients can experience a ‘happy ending’ apart from just a body massage.
Beautiful, skimpily dressed masseuses are depicted rubbing massage oil on a client lying nude on a table and only covered with a towel.
Eager to unravel the mystery surrounding this type of business, this writer visited one of these massage parlours, otherwise known as massage spas, on Muindi Mbingu Street.
It all started with a phone call on Friday, which was picked by a woman who introduced herself as Anne.
Posing as a customer, the writer inquired about the various massage services on offer and the pricing.
“We provide full body massage at Sh3,000. We also have Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, face scrub and back rubs,” Anne said.
Having inquired about the location of the parlour and whether to book an appointment beforehand, the writer promised to call again in the course of the weekend.
For comparative purposes, the writer decided to make a second call to a different massage parlour.
In less than a minute, the call was picked by a woman who introduced herself as Vera, who proceeded to explain the services on offer.
“We have different kinds of masseuses from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia and even Kenya. You can choose your preferred nationality, who will then accompany you to your room,” Vera said.
What about happy endings? This was the elephant in the room that needed facing head-on.
“Yes, there are happy endings if you so wish, although it comes at an extra fee. But there is no sex between the client and the masseuse,” she said.
This implies that the furthest one’s sexual fantasies can be indulged is with a handjob until you ejaculate. Reports indicate, though, that some brothels use the label of massage parlours to escape scrutiny, so it is not easy to tell which is which.
Having analysed the two options, the writer decided to visit the first parlour, located opposite Jevanjee Gardens, to explore the happenings within these joints that are increasingly popping up all over Nairobi.
At 5pm on Saturday, the writer was ascending a flight of marble-covered stairs, leading to an elegantly furnished room.
The air quality inside the building is in stark contrast to the one outside, where one has to contend with exhaust fumes, dust and the stinking garbage pile-up that are synonymous with Nairobi.
As you near the reception area, a sweet fragrance hits your nostrils, while soft jazz music rings subtly all through to the stairs.
The reception is immaculately designed, with chandeliers above providing the room with a golden yellow hue.
There is a leather sofa for prospective clients to relax on as they await their turn, whereas a glass coffee table is littered with various fashion magazines.
Seated behind a mahogany table at the reception is a light-skinned receptionist – dressed in a tight-fitting black mini-dress – who immediately flashes a wide smile as soon as the writer enters the room.
“Welcome, sir. Are you here for the full body massage?” she promptly inquires.
From her voice, it is easy to tell that this is Anne, who the writer had conversed with a day earlier.
Upon request, she agrees to provide a tour of the facility and explain how the massaging process occurs.
“Right this way, although there are rooms that are currently occupied,” she says as she ushers the writer through an entrance with the sign ‘Rooms’ above it.
The entrance leads to a passageway comprising various rooms on both sides.
One masseuse comes out of the rooms to reveal a customer inside who is lying prostrate on a massage table.
Clearly surprised, the petite lady, in a tight-fitting white mini-dress, quickly retreats into the room, shutting the door firmly shut.
Soon, Anne ushers the writer into one of the empty rooms that is reminiscent of the romantic layout of a bedroom as portrayed in countless romantic movies.
Measuring approximately the size of a cubicle, the room consists of a massage table dressed in a sparkling white sheet.
Sprinkled all over the massage table are red rose petals.
“The flowers are part of the VIP treatment we give to our customers. It helps you relax and feel at home because some people often feel tense,” Anne says.
At the corner of the room is a bathroom separated from the rest of the room by a sliding door.
“When you come, you can choose to have a warm shower before the massage or afterwards,” Anne says.
Hanging on the sliding door is a white towel and robe as well as a pair of slippers at the entrance to the bathroom.
“First, you take your clothes off and hang them there. Then you put on that robe or tie the towel around your waist and just lie on the table,” Anne responds when asked by the writer about what every client is expected to do.
The sweet fragrance that had ushered the writer into the building still saturates the air within this room.
Although the room has a large window that allows in as much sunlight as possible, a red bulb hanging overhead gives the room a cool ambience designed to create a serene feeling.
The idea of lying on a table in a birthday suit and at the mercy of beautiful lass is something that is admittedly nervy for this writer, who shares this anxiety with Anne.
“In here, there is nothing to be afraid of. You will be provided with quality services and you will leave here feeling relaxed,” she assures the writer.
With this assurance accompanied by a lovely smile, the writer promises to call during the week and set up a proper appointment.
Stepping into the reception area, there is a couple waiting for Anne with their eyes darting from corner to corner, surveying the features of the room.
On the other hand, the writer steps out into the streets to once again encounter the all-too-familiar poor air quality and shoulder-bump with other pedestrians.
This uncomfortable experience only makes the heart yearn for the serenity and hormonal excitement stirred by being inside a massage parlour like the one this writer visited.
The Kenyan boy group apologised for the offensive lyrics in a tweet that read
“As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolor caused by the lyrics to our single, and for every single person that was triggered to a displeasing memory or emotion by it, receive our sincere apologies. Rest assured that no disrespect was intended.”
Well, their new song is not without explicit words but check it out;