Daddy Owen And Wife Hold Private Baby Shower

Tobina hit maker Daddy Owen and his wife Farida recently held a private baby shower with only close friends and family to celebrate their good news.

Farida and Owen have been married for almost 3 years in a colourful wedding held at the Kenya Assemblies of God church. He is known as a private person and perhaps for a very good reason.

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According to SDE and Ghafla, the news came from a source who is close to Daddy Owen and Farida

“Hearty congratulations to @daddyowen and his beautiful wife Farida as they wait on their bundle of joy. We are so glad you enjoyed all the bitings!’’” said the source who also shared she did cratering in the event. 

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We are happy for the couple and wish them the best as they continue with the pregnancy journey, we can only wait to see whether its a boy or a girl.

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9 things Kenyan girls can learn about family members from Meghan Markle’s experience

From the salty half-sister to a drunken half brother, Meghan Markle’s story is relatable to many.

A list of what the family members of Duchess of Sussex said about her in the day leading up to the royal wedding upset many.

We were all caught in our feeling, blaming them for being jealous, but I believe it’s a similar experience Kenya women (though not marrying a Prince) have gone through.

They were all over the press saying controversial things about her.  A couple of relatives have revealed that they have not been invited to the royal wedding and have said that they haven’t seen Markle in years. Others have been open about their turbulent relationship with her.

But what can Kenyan women learn from this. This post on Facebook about living your best life has been shared severally and should inspire us. Read below.

 

The royal wedding happened and it was beautiful, yes i enjoyed it, nothing wrong with feeling joy over someone else happiness, its not seeking validation, I mean its not that deep. But that’s neither here nor there, just some pointers I feel should be more embraced.

1. Its okay to cut off toxic relatives, the homily blood is deeper than water, has entrenched knee deep in messy family relations that strangulation itself. How many of us have had our lights diffused because of them.

2. We don’t want to leave bad relationships because we are afraid of what people would say. Lol , Meghan out here with her dirty linen hung by her so called friends and relatives, but she still moved on . I mean they sold stories some of them false but did she die?

3. The trolling in these streets of single moms …..shwee, there is Meghan acclaimed actress, feminist , humanitarian , looks like shes a wonderful person the daughter of a single mom. Thats who she took to her wedding . Throw out the whole single moms children CANNOT narrative.

4. Divorce is not a death sentence, nyef nyef she’s a divorcee, there she is ……give life or even love a second chance . You never know …..look at Meghan living her best life now.

5. Imagine if Meghan had been watching War Room and reading fascinating Womanhood ……….

6. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too old to get married , too old to walk down the aisle, that 5 years age gap is too much, blah blah…..Meghan just trashed that story on the full glare of the world

7. Meghan just held a blackity blackity black wedding …..Wakanda Forever. Did you hear that Black Bishop …yes tell em, or the choir ? or the Boy who made me fall in love with the cello, or the this little light of mine rendition, I swear I heard some ariririri somewhere. What am I saying even in the whitest of whiteness, Meghan was authentic enough to acknowledge her blackness, You don’t have to struggle to fit in , to prove anything . Start living your life.

8. Being broken doesn’t mean its over, if you give yourself a chance to heal and replenish, renew and refresh, guess what you can have it all even love.

9. People will always have something to say either negative or positive you alone have the power to rise above your circumstances, naysayers be damned.

Meghan wasn’t waiting for a prince to rescue her, nah she was already living her life. So go out there and live your best life NOW.

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Baby News: Real Housewives Of Atlanta actress expecting first child with Kenyan husband

I can’t get enough of the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlants. Shamea Morton who is married to Kenyan Gerald Mwangi have announced they are expecting their first child together.

She announced the news at her 36th birthday party in Atlanta, which actually fell on Mother’s Day. She celebrated all of her blessings with the help of Williams, Burruss and Sheree Whitfield, as well as with family.

“I am due around Thanksgiving” Morton told Us Weekly at the party. “God has blessed me so much. I’ve got a great husband that I love so much. I’ve got awesome, awesome friends and family. The only thing I can ask if for a healthy baby.”

Morton said she kept her pregnancy news under wraps, but that didn’t mean her friends didn’t have a clue something was up.

“No one knew except my husband and my sister,” she said. “Porsha was trying to give me Hennessy, I was telling her I was waiting for my birthday to drink. She knew I was lying, she was like, ‘B—h you are pregnant.’”

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Morton and Mwangi tied the knot in Nanyuki, Kenya, in July of 2017 and said they would announce the sex of their child on their anniversary. She has no preference when it comes to the child’s gender. She is just grateful for the opportunity to be a mom.

“I never thought I was one of those people who would say I don’t care what sex, I just want a healthy baby, but now I really don’t care. We just want a healthy baby,” Morton told Us. “I want two kids and my husband wants five. I joke with him and tell him you are going to do a lot of love making to have five.”

Congratulations to the happy couple on their growing family.

Untold tale of how Ida Odinga rescued Yvonne Khamati from an abusive hubby

2018 is a good year for Yvonne Khamati.

She got engaged to the love of he life, a wealth 47-year-old Oxford University trained Naija barrister called Laiwola.

“I SAID YES! I DID. I SAID IT, YES! I CRIED. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I CRIED TEARS OF JOY,” AMBASSADOR YVONNE KHAMATI, 35, WROTE ON HER INSTAGRAM ACCOMPANIED BY PHOTOS OF THE LOW KEY AND INTIMATE PROPOSAL.

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The couple met at a Lebanese restaurant in Nairobi were Yvonne was on a dinner date with her friends, when another friend called them to join their table.

This will be the second marriage for the feisty politician turned diplomat. Her first marriage was a den of abuse, heartbreak and pain.

“HE WAS A VIOLENT MAN AND I THANK IDA ODINGA AND EDUCATION CS AMINA MOHAMED WHO GOT ME OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP,” YVONNE TOLD NAIRBIAN.

Her marriage was later annulled in court.

The mother of one beautiful daughter Zallka Khamati added, “The first time he hit me was at our home in Muthaiga and I called Ida at 3am. She is the one who helped me to get out.”

“THE SECOND TIME WAS AT A HOTEL IN YATTA. I CALLED FRANCIS KIMEMIA WHO DISPATCHED DIPLOMATIC POLICE TO GET ME OUT OF THE SITUATION. MY DAUGHTER WAS ONLY FOUR MONTHS OLD AT THE TIME. I VOWED NEVER TO GO BACK AND THAT WAS THE END OF THE RELATIONSHIP. I REALISED I WAS NOT THE VICTIM BUT HE WAS…A VICTIM OF HIS ANGER AND BITTERNESS.”

Amina MohamedYvonne also revealed that she poured her heart out to the now, Cabinet Secretary for Education Amina Mohamed.

“AMINA HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED ME, SHE KEPT TALKING TO ME AND ENCOURAGING THAT I CANNOT BE ALONE FOREVER AND WHEN SHE MET LAIWOLA SHE SAID, WHEN HE PROPOSES, SAY YES!’ SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME. SHE IS SUPPORTIVE. SHE CHALLENGES ME. SHE IS MY BIG-GEST INSPIRATION,” SAYS YVONNE.

Tumechoka: This is why 99% of Kenyans who file for divorce are women

A report from the Chief Kadhi’s court shows 99 per cent of people who file for divorce are women.

Most of the cases are on grounds of maintenance, where the husband no longer takes care of his wife and children.

The other is desertion, where the man just walks out on his family and his whereabouts are unknown.

Kenya’s Chief Kadhi Ahmed Mohdhar said divorce cases these days have increased because people have renounced the culture of getting advice on marriage responsibilities before making this important commitment. Speaking on Wednesday he said in the past, culture guided people and they were trained on the importance of marriage.

Mohdhar said a third of people who get married get divorced.

The Chief Kadhi said some divorces are brought about by the perception that marriage is just about the wedding day celebrations.

“People should not have the perception that marriage is only the wedding, which involves partying. They have to be told that it is a long-term commitment,” he said.

Mohdhar said divorce hurts children and pushes some of them to crime. “A child raised by a single parent is not the same as the one raised by both parents,” he said.

Mohamed Suleiman, a Mombasa Kadhi, said to save marriages, Kenya should adopt Indonesia’s approach to pre-marriage counselling.

“In Indonesia, when one is about to get married, they are taken for a one-month training,” he said.

This, Suleiman said, helps couples know their responsibilities and reduces divorce cases.

He said divorces have increased at about the same rate as marriages.

Some rare divorce cases filed in the Kadhis’ Court, include those on the ground of lack of sexual satisfaction in marriage.

Meghan Markle breaks her silence over royal wedding fiasco to confirm her dad will NOT be attending

Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father will not walk her down the aisle as it was claimed she is still ‘tearful and embarrassed’ on the eve of her royal wedding.

Thomas Markle is in hospital after heart surgery after he embarrassed his daughter by doing a cash deal for ‘staged’ paparazzi photographs.

After days of silence Meghan has been forced to make a personal statement to millions around the world and said: ‘Sadly my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health’.

She added: ‘I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday’.

Her poignant words came as thousands watched a wedding rehearsal in Windsor today.

Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, 36, has still only shared texts with Thomas Markle but has told him she loves him and forgives him for the scandal he caused on the eve of the biggest day of her life.

Her father is said to be ‘alone and upset’ in hospital after having three stents put in his heart.

The 73-year-old has spoken to TMZ journalist Sean Mandell from his bed overnight and he said: ‘Meghan was embarrassed and tearful in private. She is holding up, from what I’ve been told. It has been a tearful and a trying time for her’.

When asked if their relationship can recover he said: ‘I do get the sense he [Thomas] does want to be reunited with Meghan. She’s no stranger to having to deal with hard moments in her life’.

Mr Markle may not be discharged before his daughter’s wedding after he had three stents implanted in arteries following a heart attack at home in Mexico eight days ago.

He said: ‘It will take a long time to heal. I’m okay. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited’.

Mr Markle is highly unlikely to travel to the UK so his ex-wife Doria is set to give away their daughter at St George’s Chapel on Saturday.

Today a wedding rehearsal is planned in Windsor but Kensington Palace is yet to comment on the extraordinary turmoil in Meghan’s family.

Mr Mandell told Good Morning Britain: ‘She [Meghan] called him Monday when the story first broke. But he did not have his phone on him and then she text him saying she loved him, that she was concerned over his health and bore him no ill will over the controversy of the fake photos.

‘He [Thomas] told us we wanted to be there and had a change of heart on Tuesday after speaking with Meghan over text and he felt he had pulled out prematurely.

‘He had originally felt it would be better for him not to be at the wedding because it would cause further embarrassment, he thought, for the royal family, and for Meghan, which is the last thing he wanted.

‘He realised, I’m a father, and I want to be there for my daughter, and I want to be part of history.Ultimately his health prevented him from being able to do that.

‘But ultimately his health prevented him from doing that’.

He added: ‘Meghan is by all accounts is a very strong women. From what Thomas has told me there’s just love being conveyed there and a gentle approach between them when they speak.’

Meghan’s mother Doria was given VIP treatment when she landed at Heathrow yesterday and is expected to give her daughter away in her father’s absence.

Mr Markle said his doctors needed to ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation.

His daughter Samantha, who has a poor relationship with Meghan, claims her father is ‘upset and alone’ following his surgery.

But there is some confusion over his care as sources close to the Markle family told the Mail yesterday that Mr Markle had already been diagnosed with a heart condition and was due to undergo planned surgery to fit a stent, the same operation Prince Philip underwent in 2011, early next week – on his return from London.

Miss Markle’s nephew, Tyler Dooley, has said he hopes his grandfather will travel but said: ‘We’ll just have to wait and see.’

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‘I still recall your last hug…’ mourns ex boyfriend of Ruth Wangui shot by jealous cop (Photos)

On Monday night, a 30-year-old M-Pesa attendant was shot dead by an AP officer in Ruai after she turned him down.

Ruth Wangui was shot three times with an AK-47 on the fateful night.

According to the police investigations, Ruth Wangui was shot after Geoffrey Muthee asked why she chose another man over him.

Later after his henious act, Muthee is said to have attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself.

He survived and is admitted at a Nairobi hospital with a bullet wound in the mouth.

Ruth Wangui was killed using this AK 47

Ruth Wangui was killed using this AK 47

Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende said Wangui was hit by the bullets in the chest and stomach.

Officers from the Ruai DCI released a preliminary investigations report indicating Muthee and Wangui had known each other for barely a month.

Muthee is said to have left college last year and was recently transferred to Ruai AP camp.

According to the report, Muthee was a frequent visitor to Wangui’s M-Pesa shop and was therefore known to other business operators in the area.

Wangui is said to have turned down Muthee’s overtures, but the two were in talking terms.

The report said Muthee was heading to the AP camp at 8pm on Monday when he met Wangui.

They spoke briefly and Wangui walked back to her shop. It is then that the officer followed her and shot her before turning the gun on himself.

“AT ONE POINT, MUTHEE WAS OVERHEARD SHOUTING THAT WANGUI WAS IN ANOTHER RELATIONSHIP,” THE REPORT SAYS.

An ex boyfriend of Ruth has taken to his social meida to mourn her and pay tribute to her.

Willy Maina who was Ruth’s high school sweetheart in Muranga put up an angry post castigating her untimely death.

It read:

“The AP officer Geoffrey Muthee who did this hell act, tried to commit suicide but he is at hospital receiving treatment. I wish he dies, a coward man. Does he think was the 1st man to meet Ruth? He will suffer imprisonment life 4eva..Sh*t!!!!!”

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In a more loving tone, he wrote a tribute message to the dead ex.

“YOUR MEMORIES HAVE BEEN ALWAYS IN MY HEART, THE HIGH SCHOOL LIFE WAS SOO GOOD TOGETHER. I CAN’T FORGET THE MOMENT OF JOY AND FUN WE SHARED. I STILL RECALL YOUR LAST HUG LAST YEAR NOV. YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART…REST IN PEACE RUTH WANGUI…SOO SAD,” WILLY

Read some more tributes from her high school pals:

Nicholas Waititu: I was really saddened to hear about my great friends for years Ruth Wangui’s passing.

I hope that our love will comfort and strengthen her family and friends in the days ahead. Through this text, I send my condolences to all of us and her family. I hope the family gets all the support from us during this trying times and the strength to get on with life.

For you my who knew her i offer all my condolence wishes for the untimely loss of closest friend and darling to all of us. I pray to the Lord to bless us with the strength to cope up with the loss. Let be there for the family during this dark time, just the way Ruth was for all of us.

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REMEMBER RUTH’S STORIES, AND HOW SHE MADE US FEEL; BY DOING THAT, PART OF HER WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WITH US. RIP ANGEL RUTH MAINA.”

Jane Macharia: Waaat? Karuth is no more, haki way happened.

Essyessi Maina: Tulikuwa tunachop na yy sec mananga kwao ni njanjara karibu na njanjara factory. May her soul rest in peace tho very hard tu blive it.

Gladiez Lawrence: Shine on your way classmate.

Here are some of her photos

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Serena Williams’s dad backed out of her wedding an hour to the ceremony

Serena Williams has earned her spot as one of the greatest athlete’s of all time thanks in large part to her adaptability on the court, where she managed to overcome unforeseen obstacles match after match.

That ability also serves her off the court as well it seems, and came in handy on her wedding day when she got what many brides would consider the worst possible news.

On the third episode of the HBO docuseries Being Serena, which airs on Wednesday night, viewers will get to see the moment that Serena received a text from her father Richard saying that he could not attend the wedding while in the midst of doing a photo shoot for Vogue.

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She received that text just one hour before Richard was set to walk her down the aisle, and the image of her in wearing her stunning Alexander McQueen wedding dress was published by the magazine.

This of course is coming just as Serena heads to London where she will watch her friend Meghan Markle walk down the aisle, possibly going it alone as well just like the tennis great.

Alexandra Macon, who covered the wedding for Vogue, said on Wednesday that Serena never said anything about that text or her father’s absence – until now.

‘I can only imagine how all over the place her emotions must have been, but she radiated a sense of calm, even when things went wrong,’ Macon wrote in a post on Vogue.com ahead of the episode.

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‘Unbeknownst to me at the time, her father and longtime coach, Richard, texted her an hour before the wedding was supposed to start, saying that he didn’t feel comfortable walking her down the aisle.’

Serena sounded just as calm and collected about the disappointing news when retelling the story of what happened for her HBO series.

‘He was in New Orleans, he had a suit, and I know he was really excited,’ explained Serena.

‘But then he wrote me and said: “Serena, I don’t want you to be mad at me, but I just can’t walk you down the aisle. I’m not myself anymore. I’m just too nervous.”‘In that moment Serena did not get angry at her father or start feeling sad for herself, choosing instead to comfort the man.

‘Daddy, it’s okay, if you don’t want to come to the wedding at all, that’s okay too. I’m not going to be upset with you about it, so I don’t want you to be upset about it,’ responded Serena.

She then offered viewers a rare look inside her mind as she broke down her thought process in that moment

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‘Maybe a lot of daughters wouldn’t react the same way, but I know the struggles he’s had these last few years. His health is better now, but I know he still doesn’t feel like himself, doesn’t feel like he’s perfect,’ said Serena.

‘And if he doesn’t want to be up there in front of a lot of people, I completely understand. Look, when we first came on the scene, there were a lot of people who didn’t get him. I don’t think a lot of them wanted to get him. I don’t think a lot of him could have anyway.’

She then added: ‘Our family knows what we have. We just want each other to be happy. That’s what matters. I don’t think anything could ever change that.’

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DailyMail.com noted at the time that Richard was nowhere to be seen at the wedding, and the fact that he was going through a contentious split from his wife at the time.

Just days after the wedding, Richard filed a cyber stalking/stalking violence protective order against Lakeisha Williams, his 38-year-old estranged wife.

Court papers obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com revealed Richard’s petition, filed in Palm Beach County, Florida, was submitted along with a second suit brought on by his son Chavoita Lesane, who also accused his stepmother of the same offense.

Richard, who introduced his daughters to tennis and still serves as part of their coaching staff, filed for separation  in June of last year, accusing Lakeisha of stealing his social security checks and forging his signature to transfer his property to her.

Serena’s calm and collected attitude could be a result of motherhood, which she spoke about with Vogue earlier this year.

She was quick to admit that being a mother had been a challenge for her, comparing it to her time on the court.

‘Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this. It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am,’ said Serena.

‘No one talks about the low moments – the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry.’

She then added: ‘I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby? The emotions are insane.’

In addition to Alexis, Serena is also getting help from her mom Oracene, who said she is concerned about her daughter’s work ethic.

‘She’s always been that way, ever since she was a little girl. She’s going to need to learn to slow down. She’s responsible for another life now,’ said Oracene, who is urging her daughter to be a strict parent.

‘You should see how they travel with that baby. They pack everything! It’s a bit extravagant for me. But once she’s back on the tour, she’ll find a balance.’

That baby will be living as normal a life as possible according to both parents.

‘She’s obviously going to have a very special life, but there are enough cautionary tales about kids who grow up in the spotlight,’ said her father.

‘How do you make your kid live in reality when your own reality is so . . . unreal? This kid is going to have more Instagram followers than me in about three weeks.’

Alexis OIympia currently has 332,000 followers on Instagram while her father has 306,000, but her Vogue cover should easily push baby ahead of father.

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The Sh500,000 love bracelet that can only be opened by a gold screw driver

Empire star Taraji P Henson got engaged over Mothers day weekend, and one of the things her bae did was buy her a Cartier love bracelet, as part of the proposal process.

He proposed to her with an equally stunning ring. The question is makes a piece of jewellery iconic?

According to several publications, the Cartier LOVE bracelet – one of the earliest examples of which features in the current Jewels Online sale – is easily worthy of this title.

Firstly, it resonates with the era in which it was created – in 1969, New York, when the city was at the height of the hippie movement. Aldo Cipullo, a young Italian designer working for Cartier spotted a moment – and a generation enthralled with the ‘make love, not war’ ethos. Secondly Cipullo realised that this demographic was open to the idea of a new, contemporary love token that owed little to traditional jewellery expressions of the time.

Drawing inspiration from the shackles of a chastity belt he crucially designed the jewel for both men and women (a unisex bracelet was unheard of at the time), and initially insisted they be sold only as a pair. Aesthetically he also steered away from any fussiness, paring back the bracelet to the bare minimum of a simple, flat, yellow gold cuff, punctuated with industrial style screws – in gentle homage to the rivets on the bezel of the Cartier Santos watch. Two of these were functional, fastening the tight-fitting bracelet to the recipient’s wrist, ‘locking’ the giver and receiver into a jewellery love-contract of sorts. Unable to slip on and off (they are slightly oval to hug the contours of the wrist) nothing would remove the band except a gold screw driver, included in the offering, making the LOVE bracelet a semi-permanent reminder of affection. ‘After all, love symbols should suggest an everlasting quality’, he said at the time.

Today the LOVE bracelet is an important part of the Cartier proposition; some are now studded with diamonds and the range has extended to include rings, necklaces and earrings. But nothing quite beats the simple perfection of the original, a lasting legacy of one man’s ability to capture the zeitgeist and render it in gold.

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Is posting a photo with an ex and the child you share disrespectful to their new partner? (POLL)

When someone posts a TBT photo with an ex husbands/wife and the child they share, is it inappropriate and disrespectful?

Gospel singer Bahati was dragged for allowing Diana Marua to post a photo of her with his baby mama’s daughter. Everyone said it was wrong, and the two lovers unsucessfully tried to defend themselves to no avail.

Just before the Mother’s Day weekend festivities kicked off, actor Will Smith’s ex wife posted a TBT on Instagram of her, Will and their first born child.

Social media came for his ex-wife saying it’s disrespectful to his current wife Jada Pinkett.

Here are a few comments showing divided opinion.
Janice Moody ..No not at all, grown sensible folks realizes that when you marry someone that they had a past before they met their current mate. The fact that these two women can be decent and be in each other’s presence without hurling stupidity and nasty jabs speaks volumes about their maturity and character. Some people know how to act and can live and let live!!!

Tesh Jones ..People scream insecurity, but I wouldn’t want my husband taking pictures with his ex…child or not. I mean this is not only an ex but an ex who created another human being with him. We can all say we would be okay, but deep down our hearts would jump when we saw a pic of them looking like a happy family. Why does he have to post a picture with her in it? Isn’t this just a matter of respect?

Sunshine Wilson ..You can share a child with a man love the man for the child and not be in love with the man…. TRUST me …but insecurities and people judging according to their inner hoe perspective will think otherwise

Bethany Bebe.. It’s not the adults choice.. EVERY child deserves to see a picture of their parents together.. at one time they were in love and created their son.. He deserves family photos as well

Angela UnlikelyAngel Vilfrant ..How is that disrespectful when it was the past, it was a TBT picture!! we can’t change the past and I wouldn’t want her to.

Marti Salazar …No. I know guys who give credit to the mother of each child. They even take pics of all the children together. I have a friend who had a pic of her with her mom and stepmom together. She posted pics of herself with her stepmom when the lady died to honor her. Then, her mom posted that she lost her friend. So, children can have co-parents who get along.

Doris Lott Benson… Heck no it’s not disrespectful. You mean to tell me if your child wants to be in a picture with his mom and dad, you tell him NO because of your new boo, spouse or whatever?! Get outta here with that crap!
I think their example of a blended family is beau

Pare Bee… The difference between a baby mama and a mother finding common ground on which to co-parent her child. Also the difference between a bratty girl trying to “get at” her ex and a woman who knows to leave bitterness in the past and remember the good times for what they were.

Netra Bell… The child is an adult now, baby momma needs to get a life of her own (marriage). And stop being a third wheel. It’s obvious is is vicariously living the life she could of had, had she not divorced will smith through Jada Smith’s marriage.

 

Make your comments heard by taking this poll below.


Meghan Markle’s dad to undergo heart surgery after pulling out of Royal wedding

It appears Thomas Markle won’t be going to the royal wedding after all.

Meghan Markle‘s father has once again pulled out of his daughter’s big day, revealing that he needs to have major heart surgery on Wednesday morning.

Mr Markle, 73, told TMZ that doctors will ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation.

He also revealed he believes his heart attack was triggered by an open letter his son, Thomas Jr, wrote trying to convince Prince Harry not to marry Meghan.

The surgery seems to be the final end to a roller coaster of speculation surrounding whether Mr Markle would attend the royal wedding, just hours after it seemed Meghan had convinced her father to change his mind and walk her down the aisle.

Mr Markle astonishingly pulled out of the royal wedding on Monday, saying he didn’t want to embarrass his daughter any further after the Mail on Sunday revealed he had staged paparazzi photos for money.

But on Tuesday it seemed he had backtracked on his decision after the bride-to-be pleaded with him to come to England.

The 73-year-old told TMZ that Meghan tried calling him on Monday, but he wasn’t near his phone. She later sent a text saying she loved him and was concerned about his health.

‘I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle,’ Mr Markle said on Tuesday.

‘Of course I’d walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I’d like to be a part of history.’

Mr Markle, who had a heart attack a week ago, returned to the hospital on Tuesday after having chest pains.

He said a battery of tests found that the heart attack had done ‘significant damage’ and revealed he needed immediate surgery.

Mr Markle also put the blame for his recent health troubles on his son Thomas, who told Prince Harry that marrying Meghan would be the ‘biggest mistake in royal wedding history’.

‘It’s not too late, Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you,’ Thomas’ letter, shared with InTouch, reads.

‘I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees.’

Thomas went on to call his half-sister a ‘jaded, shallow, conceited woman, that will make a fool of you and the royal family heritage’.

Just a week later, in another open letter, Thomas apologized for his words and begged Meghan to invite him to her wedding.

But when it came to her father, Mr Markle revealed that Meghan held no hard feelings against him for setting up paparazzi photos for money.

When asked what the Queen thought about his money grab, Mr Markle laughed and said: ‘I don’t think the Queen is thinking about what I’m doing.’

Read more: dailymail

Is Ali Kiba’s wife open to him getting a second wife?

Uhmm..ok. aren’t they muslims, and men are allowed to marry multiple wives? Correct me if I’m wrong.

In a recent interview on Clouds FM, Ali Kiba and his new wife opened up about their relationship.

The media shy wife, confessed that she would not want him to marry a another wife.

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Amina Rikesh revealed where she met the hunky singer.

‘Mara ya kwanza kukutana na Ali Kiba ilikuwa kwenye ndege na hatukuzungumza. Mara ya pili, kaka yangu binamu ndiyo alinikutanisha nae maana walikuwa marafiki sana na hapo ndiyo tulianza urafiki wetu kabla ya kufika hapa tulipo,

This was back in 2016, when things got serious between them.

She was asked if she would allow the singer to marry another wife, she paused then replied;

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‘siwezi mruhusu japo mungu ndiye anapanga’.

Ali Kiba has been sued by a fourth woman, who claims he has not been paying child support. It will be interesting to see how it develops.

The two love-birds are currently in Tanzania, and we do wish them well. In the meantime, listen to his new song Mvumo wa radi. Is it a hit or a miss?

 

Meghan Markle’s father pulls out of wedding. Who will walk her down the aisle?

Meghan Markle pleaded with her father to walk her down the aisle after he apparently pulled out of Saturday’s wedding because of the faked photographs row.

Friends said the bride-to-be was distraught after troubled Thomas Markle, 73, said he wanted to save her further embarrassment, following reports that he colluded with a paparazzi photographer to stage a series of pictures in the run-up to the wedding.

A friend of Miss Markle, 36, and her fiancé, Prince Harry, told the Mail that she was standing by her father and pleaded for understanding, saying he was ‘not in a good place’.

The friend said: ‘This is not what she wants. She obviously wants her dad there. And the idea of contemplating him not being there now is not something that she wants to have to do.

‘She and Prince Harry are begging for people to give him some space. They have been saying this for weeks, while trying to offer him support and help. He is clearly feeling under immense pressure. The concern for him is real and genuine.

‘He is a proud man who wants to be a father and not be taken care of, but it’s quite difficult. Everyone needs to pause and think what this is doing to them and, more importantly, to him. It is a really worrying, scary situation. The couple have been doing everything they can to help him.’

Harry, 33, is said to be blaming himself.

The friend said: ‘He is devastated. He feels like this is another thing in the wake of him… the problems he causes. He feels that anyone who gets associated with his life – this is the price they have to pay.

‘He wants to protect her and this is really difficult for him to swallow.’

HOW MEGHAN’S BIG DAY WAS UPENDED: TIMELINE TO THOMAS MARKLE’S DECISION TO STAY AWAY

TUESDAY MAY 8: On Monday May 14, Thomas Markle Sr claims he suffered a heart attack six days ago – making it either Tuesday or Wednesday May 8 or 9. He claims he checked himself out of hospital in order to attend the royal wedding. Markle Sr was at his home from Sunday 7 onwards and was not seen leaving it at any time

WEDNESDAY MAY 9: Markle leaves his Mexican home at 8.30pm. He checks into the Rodeway Inn in San Ysidro, just across the U.S. border, and shops at a nearby 7-11. He is seen purchasing Gas X medication, a milkshake and a bottle of Heineken

THURSDAY MAY 10: At 4.10am Markle drives 135 miles to his property in Los Feliz. He picks up mail at UPS before stopping in to CVS to buy his former wife Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, a card and returning home. He is later photographed purchasing two Happy Meals and a creamy drink at a McDonalds drive-thru. He also bought a large pot of flowers for his estranged wife from a Home Depot

Later that afternoon, he is pictured dropping off the flowers and card at Doria Ragland’s home. He is then pictured picking up KFC close to the Mexico border as he returns to his Mexico home

FRIDAY MAY 11: Markle remains in his Mexico home

SATURDAY MAY 12: Markle remains in his Mexico home

SUNDAY MAY 13: The Mail on Sunday reveals that Markle has been staging paparazzi photos of himself in the run up to the royal wedding – the photos have raised north of $110,000. Markle remains in his Mexico home

MONDAY 14: Markle announces he will not attend his daughter’s wedding or walk her down the aisle. According to TMZ, he admitted to staging paparazzi photos in the run up to the wedding. Sources say Kensington Palace was blindsided by the decision. In a statement they say is is a deeply personal matter for Ms Markle

 The couple issued an unprecedented official statement through Kensington Palace in the wake of the crisis.

A spokesman said: ‘This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.’

US gossip website TMZ claimed to have spoken ‘on the record’ to Miss Markle’s father, who confirmed he had worked with the freelance photographer to set up images of him being measured for his wedding suit and searching online for articles about his daughter.

He said he did it to ‘rehabilitate’ his image but had been left looking ‘stupid and hammy’ – and would not be travelling to the UK to give her away in order to spare her further embarrassment.

Kensington Palace was clearly broadsided by the claims as aides had insisted on Sunday that Mr Markle would be by his daughter’s side at Windsor Castle this weekend. TMZ further claimed that Mr Markle – a former award-winning Hollywood lighting director who lives a reclusive life in Mexico and has yet to meet his future son-in-law – confirmed he had been offered money by US-based freelance photographer Jeff Rayner.

But he insisted the ‘deal’ was not ‘principally’ about money. Instead, he wanted to ‘rehabilitate’ his image after pictures had been published of him looking overweight and dishevelled.

The website wrote: ‘He says since his daughter started dating Prince Harry he’s been offered anywhere between $50,000 and $100,000 for interviews and he’s turned all of them down. Thomas says the paparazzi agency approached him, offered him money – though nowhere near the reported $100,000 – and he figured there was no harm in it and it would help recast his image. He admits the pics look ‘stupid and hammy’. He says he was just going along with the paparazzi agency, which he now deeply regrets.’

The website continued: ‘Meghan’s father will not be walking her down the aisle on Saturday… he isn’t going to the wedding at all because of the fallout over selling photos of himself.’

Mr Markle also told the website that he had suffered a heart attack six days ago but checked himself out of the hospital so he could attend the wedding.

There was no independent confirmation that Mr Markle had been ill, however.

Indeed, last week he was seen leaving his home in the beachside community of Rosarito, Mexico, and driving to San Diego, just over the US border.

According to reports, he stopped for a few hours’ sleep and then carried onto LA where he was photographed putting a pot of flowers on the doorstep of his ex-wife, Doria Ragland – Miss Markle’s mother.

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‘Our mum would be proud of you’ Zari’s sister heaps praises on her in Kenya visit

Zari Hassan, diamond’s ex wife, is a role model according to the sentiments by her younger sister.

Zari was in Kenya this past weekend where she attended several events. Zari admitted to classic 105’s Maina Kageni that she left the controversial singer after he repeatedly cheated on her. she confessed that she felt disrespected and had to dump him back on valentine’s day, to also make sure her son’s don’t follow in his footsteps.

Read the interview here, including the video, where she speaks candidly about her former man.

‘I loved Diamond so much, but I had to leave him to protect my boys’, Zari reveals why she left Diamond

 

Her younger sibling have been paying attention to their sister, and one of them took to social media to heap praises upon Zari, noting the role she has played after their mother died.

She wrote

Wherever bibi is watching from am sure she is so proud of you and your achievements we are proud too for you hold this family strong and you always there for us as a sister and you took over mum’s position as a mother to us stay blessed. doll love you

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Gospel singer Ringtone makes good his promise to Zari and delivers a brand new Range Rover at Classic 105 (Photos)

 

Is it fair to divide assets 50/50 in the event of a divorce? (Poll)

A divorce ruling has ended the era of the 50/50 division of assets.

If you are splitting up from your hubby, pole girls, you won’t be entitled to half the assets in your marriage.

The High Court has declared that couples whose marriages end in divorce are entitled to what they each contributed during the union.

Justice John Mativo, in a landmark ruling on Monday, rejected a bid for couples to share their acquisitions 50-50.

Fida had wanted section 45 (3 of the Marriage Act, that states couples should get what they contribute, declared unconstitutional.

But the judge said: “A person cannot walk into a marriage and then walk out with more than what they deserve.”

He said the provision was meant to curb situations where parties to a marriage would be left to settle debts incurred during the subsistence of the marriage.

The Federation of Women Lawyers had challenged the constitutionality of Section 7 of the Matrimonial Properties Act.

The organisation had alleged the section offends Article 45 (3) of the Constitution which provides that parties to a marriage are entitled to equal rights at the start, during and at the dissolution of marriage.

Fida had also argued that the law creates unfair discrimination against women, arguing that the gender suffers most after dissolution of marriage.

The contention  was that the law was passed by Parliament despite objections.

 


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Leave a man who doesn’t treat you right – Diana Marua urges

Diana Marua may be lesser known than her well-known husband Bahati, but that hasn’t stopped her from expressing what she thinks and feels about different situations.

Bahati and Diana Marua

The mother of one sent out a bold message to ladies who are in abusive relationships. Marua, a mother of one, went to social media on Saturday, May 12, to urge ladies to walk out of emotionally draining relationships, even if they had no means of fending for themselves.

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Diana Marua

Diana Marua urges women to leave well-to-do men if they are abusive
Marua believes that women should flee from any man who make them feel inadequate for not having a source of income. She wrote:

“I FEEL SO BAD WHEN I SEE SOME WOMEN BEING MISTREATED BY THEIR MEN BECAUSE OF BEING UNABLE TO PROVIDE OR BRING MONEY TO THE TABLE. PLEASE, YOU HAVE THE BRAINS. COLLECT YOURSELF AND START FROM SOMEWHERE. DON’T BE SOMEONE’S PRISONER.”

Marua’s message smarks of hypocrisy after she took the piss out women who did not have hubbies that could drive them to work. This was in response to the recent flash floods in Kenya.

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Posing on her car

She sent out a brutal message in March telling Kenyan ladies to “swim to work” since they were faulting her for dating a man with a car. Her post read:

 “WHEN HE BOUGHT ME A CAR, YOU CALLED ME A GOLD-DIGGER. SWIM TO WORK LADIES.”

Marua’s message isn’t anything new, even Akothee the purveyor of female wisdom has repeatedly called on women to leave men who don’t treat them right.

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Esther Akoth popularly known by her stage name Akothee has took time in October to advice women who think that having a baby with a white man automatically mean that one becomes rich.She shared a post on Instagram where she said that one of her baby daddy who is a white man does not provide child support for his son.

Akothee Screenshot
Akothee Screenshot

I think that this advice is common-sense but not everyone has it. Sadly.

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Kenyan celebrities celebrate their mothers in touching messages

None can truly say they understand the struggles mothers endure to raise children. And the appreciation of the struggle that it took to raise them is usually heartwarming -so it is rather nice to see Kenyan celebrities take the time to celebrate their mothers. Continue reading “Kenyan celebrities celebrate their mothers in touching messages”

Kimefanya nizeeke! Kim K reveals that Kanye West made her get grey hair after his recent tirade

She revealed in a sneak peek for Friday’s Live With Kelly and Ryan she was blocked on social media – but not by Khloe Kardashian – after she commented on the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal.

And during her visit on the morning show, Kim Kardashian revealed her husband Kanye West caused her to get her first gray hair.

The 37-year-old entrepreneur, who added ‘he’s doing really good,’ said that he ‘gave me my first gray hair this week, and I am blaming that on him.’

Kanye has been stirring up drama after making controversial statements on Twitter over the course of the past few weeks.

During her appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Kim was asked about Kanye and how he is doing.

The show’s official Instagram shared the sneak peek on Thursday morning.

She kicked off her response with: ‘He’s doing really good. He’s in Wyoming recording, he has a couple of albums coming out so he’s just focused on that.’

Honesty: The 37-year-old entrepreneur, who added 'he's doing really good,' said that he 'gave me my first gray hair this week, and I am blaming that on him'

‘I will say,’ she said laughing, ‘he gave me my first gray hair this week, and I am blaming that on him. But no, he’s doing really good.’

Among Kanye’s controversial statements in recent weeks was his comment on TMZ, where he said ‘slavery was a choice.’

He took to Twitter to declare his support for President Trump and also shared photos of himself wearing the Make America Great Again cap.

Kim and Kanye, who have been married since 2014, have three children: daughters North, four, and Chicago, born January 15; and son Saint, two.

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