10 Ways in which you can be financially independent

There are small financial rules that are basic for you to get financially independent. Understanding yourself is the number one basic strategy for you to use.

Tokeo la picha la financial independence

The basic rules include;


Make a routine of working with your budget. This can guide you in knowing how you spend your cash and when not to. If you have a problem of money management you can hire a financial manager to guide you through.

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Invest in money generating activities. You can build rental apartments or start any kind of hustle. Never depend on one income as at times things never go as expected and you can run out of cash. Always have a backup financial to help at your broke times.

Avoid debts

You must learn to differentiate between needs and wants. Accept when you don’t have cash to avoid having much debts. At times you might desire something which is not a need and you end up borrowing money to have it. This can be avoided when you give the needs a number one priority before anything else.

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Save a lot

Learn to save money in whichever way that you wish to. Make savings on a daily basis. You can set a target like each day or monthly. At the end of the day you will learn how to spend less and save more.


Have a plan on how you spend each and every cent you have.

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Understand your expenditure

Understand your pocket value and live with it. Never compete or compare yourself with someone who is financially stable than you. This might make you run out of cash easily hence borrowing to fit a lifestyle you can’t afford.

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Humble beginnings! Governor Joho shares TBT photo of himself without shoes

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho lives like a king. The politician’s immense wealth is the stuff of legend, but many might not know that he came from humble beginnings.

Yep, before his mansions, exotic cars and expensive taste in haute couture Mr. Joho had it rough like most Kenyans are undergoing at the moment.

Using his Instagram page, the governor shared a photo of himself without shoes as he stood at the doorstep of a house alongside two other children.

He was wearing shorts, a red and white shirt, and was barefoot while contrasting the image with a more recent one of himself as governor, where he was seen wearing a sleek blue suit while writing in a book.

Joho’s caption was a recognition of how far he had come. praising God for lifting him up to the great level he was at. “Before and after… Alhamdulillah,” he wrote.

Joho contrast

In past interviews, Mr. Joho has spoken about his tough childhood, claiming that he paid his own school fees. He said that he would go to school during the day and work at night to make ends meet.

“I struggled to take myself through school, sold snacks and did menial jobs to help my family and even worked at the port carrying cargo for KSh 80 to pay my fees,” he said in March 2017.

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In an interview with Churchill Ndambuki last year, Joho explained how his mother had had to sell tomatoes and other veggies to make ends meet.

This had an effect on him, making him also start pulling his own weight so he could take some pressure off his struggling mother.

“We did not have money so I dropped out of school for a year then returned later after my family scraped some cash,” he said.

He wasn’t the best student in high school, getting a D- in the KCSE finals but that didn’t stop him from still rising to the top.

“I got a D- when I sat for my exams in 1993. This should not be used to mock me. Instead, it should be used to encourage those who failed in their exams that grades will not determine their future,” he said.

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“Enda mjengo, uza mandazi ama maji” Willy Paul piles pressure on Omosh

Singer Willy Paul has joined the bandwagon of people criticizing John Kinuthia alias Omosh after his ill-advised attempt to beg again from Kenyans.

The musician, who has been on the war-path this week attacking Diamond Platnumz and Size 8, also has the bit in his teeth for Omosh.

Using his Instagram page, Willy asked Omosh to get out there and hustle like other men, reminding him that Kenyans had already done their part and they do not owe him anything.

“Unageuka watu walikusaidia ukisema doe haikufika mita…hiyo ilikuwa doe ya wakenya so wacha kulialia. Toka hapo nje ingia kwa mjengo, uza mandazi…maji. Uza hizi vitu,” he started.

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“Wacha kulia…Bahati alisachukua title ya kulialia. Pambana tu. Sisi wote ni wanaume na wakenya hawakufanyii kazi…ambia serikali ikupatie kazi. (You complained that the donations you received were less than a million…that was the hard-earned money of Kenyans and they do not owe you anything. Go out there and hustle. Sell water if need be. Do not be a cry baby).”

2 days ago, Omosh disclosed that the problems he has encountered the past year almost pushed him to suicide but he opted to remain strong for his kids.

“I got to a point I was just tired of everything. Life had lost meaning. I was so broke and the landlord was on my neck. I had bills to pay; I had mouths to feed but I had no income.

“That is how depression kicks in. You ask someone for Sh200 but they opt to buy you drinks instead. At times I would sink in my thoughts that people on the streets thought I was going crazy. It was not easy,” he said.

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“I spend that 700k you’re showing off in a week!” Ringtone trolls Mulamwah

Ringtone Apoko is a provocateur per excellence, as the man will always stick his head into the topics that are trending in Kenya.

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One of the people Kenyans are talking about is Mulawmah. The comedian recently flaunted his riches showing off his huge bundles of notes saying it was meant to encourage Kenyans.

In the video, Mulamwah alleges that he is holding sh700,000, which he says he’ll use to buy a piece of land. ”I’m here to motivate someone, I’m here to encourage someone. Kama ndio unaanza, it’s all possible…And today I want to inspire someone. Leo naenda ku buy my first piece of land; shamba yangu ya kwanza from comedy manze. Tukianza hakuna mtu alikuwa ana believe. Wasee watakutusi. Usijali. Wewe usiskize wasee. Just set mind yako right and go for it.”

And Ringtone isn’t someone to raise above his inclination to shoot first and ask questions later, criticising Mulamwah on his Instagram page saying;


But unlike some other celebs who might not ignore the mere trolling by Mr. Apoko, the comic hit back at the “Zoea Mawe” singer.

”Wewe hukua Na 100k moja Tu Kwa Mfuko, umetuzungusha miaka mingi Sana nazo . 😩”

Hahaha! Not the strongest diss back but at least he did respond.

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“I saw your ungratefulness and this hurt me most” Miss Morgan tells off Omosh

Former Tahidi High actress Angel Waruinge, alias Miss Morgan has also decided to speak on the recent hullabaloo that surrounded her ex-colleague Omosh.

In a YouTube video she posted on her channel, Miss Morgan asked Omosh to accept that he needs help and check into rehab because he was hurting a big circle of people including his family and colleagues.

”Today, I am just talking for five minutes and this is in light of my former colleague, my brother in the industry and also a good friend, Omosh. Now he is trending again. Of course, we all know it is about him coming out and saying that he is broke again. First of all, this is to Omosh, my brother we had this discussion and I told you when you ask for help, society came through for you. Because you were once King of TV, you were one of the big names in Kenya. But I saw your ungratefulness and this is what hurt me most. You are a crying wolf, you are disappointing many people.”

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She then told Omosh that many people had faced the issue of alcoholism and had sought help.

“I will tell you this for free. We were in that situation most of us. Some chose to accept help and they got help, some chose to change and they are changing their lives, some chose not to get into the addiction and they are thriving. Out of what you are doing, you are hurting a big circle. You are hurting your family, you are hurting yourself, you are hurting your former colleagues because we also get trolled because of this. You said you are a man of God, you are also hurting your own God. Omosh, I am requesting you to accept that you need help. It has to come from you. Because you do realise 70% of healing starts with you,” Miss Morgan said.


She added that the actor had disappointed the whole country and told him to style up. ”Omosh people are not talking the way they do because of anything, you have disappointed the whole nation, I need you to style up, it is never too late. And this world owes no one a living, do not feel entitled. Do you know what many Kenyans would have done with the help that you got?” Miss Morgan finished.

Omosh Kizangila
Omosh Kizangila

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We’re never safe anywhere in this republic! Mike Mondo told after Shiksha Arora robbery

Mike Mondo’s topic this morning concerned the scary mugging that happened to news anchor Shiksha Arora. The beautiful Indian host narrated how robbers strangled her ahead of her debut at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. The incident happened at around 5:20 pm at the globe roundabout flyover.

Mike wondered how often these incidents occur in Kenya, also asking ladies, how safe they felt when in the CBD? He also inquired why people don’t report these incidents?

Most Kenyans were cynical about the state of crime in city saying that it was a part of life in Kanairo. Read some of those comments below;

Hakuna street ii Nairobi haina polisi and they know what happens you will be shocked kupata ata ni marafiki tembea kona jioni you will be shocked.

Never. I hate the Nairobi CBD. If I never have to go to the CBD I would be happy. I’ve had my arm applied that irritating substance good thing is I had read about it & washed it off immediately. It’s somewhere in my tweets.

I feel violated & we need pepper spray legalized in Kenya. Crossing from Odeon to Moi Avenue a well dressed man has slapped my butt & said, “unakaa vizuri unafanya nitamani. Naweza pata” & quickly walked away. It happened too fast I was immobilized.

Maina sahi all ladies minds are in Naivasha…focusing on subaru and wallets.

We’re never safe anywhere in this republic.

Hiyo time ya kwenda kureport inatoka wapi? Nairobi ni shamba la mawe.

Mike why would we report the CID you talk about are always walking around have you ever seen or heard any arrest to me this happening is just another curtails in our CBD.

Utauliwa pesa ya mafuta pia.

One must be mentally ready to encounter pickpocketing, violent robbery, carjacking even to extent of kidnapping. It is not safe to travel at all in our capital city, not only during the night but even during broad daylight you are a prey if you are not vigilant.

I was walking around bus station around 8.00am last month and there are hustlers in there 30s,who play trick card or disk games along the paths who tell you that you have won a jackpot. Little did I know it was a scam to trap me & threaten me. They stole cash. Still traumatised.

Mimi nilishuhudia someone being robbed a phone and there was traffic cops minding there own business, they only come to ask umeibiwa nini as they watch the robbers walks away.

But even if you report nothing will happen… Ni wewe na shida zako… You must have that you know someone who knows someone for your matter to be attended to immediately…. Kenya ni ile ile.

My phone was stolen in a matatu, reported it to a police post, gave even the car plate number, was give an ob and told to go to DCI if i want my phone tracked…then i was knew in Nairobi didn’t even know the where dci office is. And many more. No point reporting.

The police are in it as well there is no point. Was robbed in bus station.

Why west time report report when the police will tell you how much the stolen item cost give you an OB number and that’s it?

True, karao are the problem, a traffic cop at globe for 1 month will know all the thugs there, but pray, tell me why would go on and no order is maintained?

Mike why would we report the CID you talk about are always walking around have you ever seen or heard any arrest to me this happening is just another curtails in our CBD.

The safe place to report this cases of robbery, carjacking, pickpocketing around our capital city is on social media, where other victims will share their encounters and you all relate.

Police are only interested in masks they are nowhere to be seen when we are robbed.

You might be told your were careless, kuwa mwangalifu Kanairo kijana.

In Nairobi its normal. You live one day so that you fight another. That’s Nairobi for us.

So sad, Nrb CBD is very insecure nowadays.

Last week a mzee was mugged outside Re-insurance plaza at 7:30pm. They took everything from him.Those vijanas have daggers. I have also been mugged on my way to community while crossing Uhuru Park.

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Ametoka mbali! Mercy Masika shares cute TBT photo of herself in class 6

Gospel singer Mercy Masika made her big breakthrough in the music industry with her massive hit “Mwema” which was released back in 2014.

The lady became a darling among Kenyans with many (even those who don’t follow gospel music) tuning in to listen to the song which has racked up an impressive 14.7 million views so far.

But what many might not know is that before Mercy’s biggest hit she had been working in the industry from a young age and that her hit wasn’t a fluke but due to consistent hard work.

The Shule Yako singer reminded fans of how far back she had come from when she posted an old photo of herself on the vintage cassette album.

And that wasn’t even the most interesting thing about her, she was also rocking a fro on her head! “This was me in 6th grade and this was my second album(cassette). I did not come here to play. One of the songs in this album was titled “I came on business for the King”. I am grateful.”

Many fans were left impressed and surprised by her TBT celebrating the musician who celebrated 13 years of marriage to her husband David Muguro.

Even in marriage, Mercy shows us the value of persistence. Just last month, the mother of two revealed that the first stages in marriage were hell.

Speaking on the Bun in the Oven show on Picha Clear YouTube channel, Mercy said that the couple used to have arguments daily over anything. “I think when people get married at first differences are for real,” she said.

After finding out she was pregnant, she did two pregnancy tests, which all turned out positive. “I don’t know if I was excited because I was mad at that time and I walked into the sitting room and told David I am pregnant. He actually became a nice person all of a sudden,” Mercy remembered.

Her pastor husband narrated how they were financially unstable at that time and he had lost his job just before they got married. When Masika broke the news to him, he was still jobless. “I wanted a child but I didn’t know when. So when she told me she was pregnant, I found myself in a confusing state. My question was, why would she get pregnant at this time when she knew of our situation?” David narrated.

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The importance of good location in real estate investments

The importance of location in buying real estate can not be overstated. All factors considered; location ultimately translates to a tangible return on your investment. How? Location generates demand which leads to competitive and profitable prices for your property, should you want to resell it in the future.

Properties situated in prime locations usually command higher buying prices. You may opt for a more affordable option in a locality that is not as prime, but this will ultimately cost you. As affordable as the cost may be, you may incur future losses due to a limited demand for your property which limits your ability to secure competitive rental yields or a substantial return on your investment, should you sell.

Another factor to consider on location is urbanity. Land is finite, therefore properties in urban areas that are already well-developed cost more than those in towns that still have room for growth and development. Therefore, properties in the outskirts of a town or city are usually more affordably priced. When looking for a home, find out about any planned future developments whether commercial, residential, or public. These developments directly impact the perceived attractiveness of the location of your home.

It is important to take note of your desired neighborhood’s accessibility, security, amenities, and appearance. A neighborhood is prime when it has a good road and transport network with easy access to highways and transport centres, making your commute seamless. Appearance is also an important factor. Look out for things like the landscaping, communal areas, views, etc., these will help improve both the quality of your life and the desirability of your home to tenants and buyers. Proximity to social amenities like schools, daycares, hospitals, entertainment hubs, retail & commercial centres, etc., is also essential in making your house more appealing.

One such property that is situated in a prime location is 365 Pavilion Place Apartments by Centum Real Estate. This gated estate is strategically located between Safari Park Hotel and USIU, a private neighborhood that is only 18 minutes from Nairobi’s CBD, a fundamental element for investors. This premium location and the high quality of these master ensuite units will ensure sustained occupancy rates all year round. Other elements that make Pavilion fundamentally desirable are the amenities within the estate. Residents will enjoy a fully equipped gym, daycare, play areas, courtyards, rooftop lounge areas, jogging tracks and multiple green spaces.

Consider these factors when you are looking for your home. They will help you find a suitable location for your home which will ensure aa profitable return on your investment. For more tips on real estate investment, email us on [email protected]

Gay activist Makena Njeri speaks on why she left cushy BBC job

Former BBC journalist Makena Njeri has revealed the reason she left BBC. Makena worked at BBC for three years before she publicly announced that she had quit.

Through her social media platforms, Makena said the media house had built her as a journalist and challenged her to think differently as she talked to her global audience.

While at BBC, Makena said she achieved great excellence while engaging the audience in different platforms.

“This beautiful journey made me achieve great excellence doing stories that constantly hit the millions when it came to audience engagement on different platforms. I worked on a program BBC What’s New that inspires the youth in Africa to reach for the stars and everything is possible through the stories we told.

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We got nominated for the Emmys in 2019 such a great milestone for me as a journalist on the team.”

“Every beautiful story has a beginning and a powerful ending. This has been my journey working at the Beeb for the last three years! I have been built as a journalist in a way I never imagined. Challenged to think different and talk to a global audience in every story I reported on.”

Speaking during an interview with Massawe Japanni on Radio Jambo, Makena said she had done all she needed to do at the international media house.

“It was my dream to work at BBC and eventually I got the opportunity. After three years, I realised I had done everything that I needed to do. There was nothing else I was doing differently in the media. There was no growth. I always do something that makes me grow.

She said there is no bad blood between her and her former employers.

“My relationship with the company is still good and I might go back. It depends.”

Makena is currently running her organisation ‘BeingBold’.

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Mariah Carey leaves Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation after explosive meeting

Legendary R&B star Mariah Carey has allegedly parted ways with rapper Jay-Z’s management company Roc Nation. And the craziest part about it is the rumour that the split between the two also happened after a huge row between them at a recent meeting.

According to The Sun, Jay and Mariah had a disagreement on the future of her career, leading to her decision to end her time with Jay Z’s outfit.

“Mariah and Jay had an explosive meeting which did not go well at all,” a source close to the situation told the Sun. “She has made it clear she wants nothing more to do with him and has called it quits with Roc Nation. She will formally depart in the next few weeks.”

“It is a shame because they had done some great work in the last few years,” the source added. “But this meeting couldn’t have gone much worse. Mariah has been talking to other managers and thinks she has found someone who she feels has full belief in her as she takes her next steps.”

Mariah joined up with Jay in 2017, and had a good working relationship until the disastrous meeting. The RnB great is said to be working on “a heavily R&B-influenced album” and a tour for 2021.


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Haven’t been able to sleep! Xtian Dela says after cyber-bullying due to LGBT stance

Many Kenyans online have a known record of being cyberbullies, something that controversial blogger and social media influencer Xtian Dela has suffered from this past week.

Xtian has been under the cosh after his comments on Monday where he announced his support for LGBTQ issues as he revealed his manifesto for the Westlands constituency seat.

It has gotten so bad that the formidable and take-no-prisoners Dela has had to speak on the issue on his popular Twitter handle.

He said that the hurtful reactions had had a detrimental effect on his sleep.

“Been getting hate comments, calls, emails, DMs, calls, and texts all day because of my LGBT stand. The INSULTS, HATE and BILE are just too much. Haven’t been able to even sleep. The CYBER BULLYING I’m receiving is EXTREME. Too much hate for LGBT,” tweeted Xtian Dela.

On Monday, Mr. Dela announced that the LGBT community will be his first priority if he clinches the Westlands Parliamentary seat in 2022.

“Let’s be REAL…Most young people in Kenya are part of the LGBTQI community! You and I both have very amazing gay friends and we have NO issue about it!! It’s high time as Kenyans we accepted this fact and legislated laws that PROTECT them instead of criminalizing and insulting them!!..If we have no issue with them personally, why don’t we PROTECT them PUBLICLY & constitutionally?!?” wrote Xtian Dela.

He added;

“People should be FREE to love who they WANT in private and public! Love is love and it’s high time KENYA embraced that!!If we believe we are created equal, the love we show each other MUST also be equal. No Cap!!…Why live like a THUG in hiding Just because of LOVE?!…It’s high time EVERYONE had a voice!!….My LGBTQI friends who ain’t in WESTLANDS, Change your vote to Westlands and let your VOICE finally be heard by voting for me as Westlands MP!! Time to make laws that benefit EVERYONE!!”

Dela isn’t the only prominent celeb to take up the LGBTQ cause. Former BBC journalist and Tahidi High actress Makena Njeri has also started her own foundation to help push and fight for LGBTQ issues.

Makena is all in and even went as far as coming out of the closet to reveal that she was gay.

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Eric Omondi defends Betty Kyallo and himself from claims he conned Kenyans

Comedian Eric Omondi has defended the Big Quiz show that he hosts alongside TV queen Betty Kyallo. In an exclusive interview with Mpasho’s Kalondu Musyimi, Eric said that they do not owe the winners of the game any money since they are only employees.

Eric Omondi in his new outfits
Eric Omondi in his new outfits

“That show does not belong to Eric Omondi and Betty Kyallo. And anyone who has to be paid is paid by Big Quiz Limited. We are hosts, Betty and I were contracted to host the show. There is a confusion, nimeona people are saying Betty and Eric scammed Kenyans of millions. We are employees, we have not chickened out, all our phones are on,” Mr. Omondi said.

He responded to these claims after some anonymous Kenyans reached out to blogger Edgar Obare, accusing Betty and Eric of being cons.

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Some of the winners of the Big Quiz show alleged that they had not received the millions of payments promised on the game.

The show has since been halted, but Eric said that it will be back in no time. “Itarudi tu, it had some technical issues. the show is live, people are playing live. It will be back sooner than you think,” he said.

In the interview, Kalondu Musyimi also asked the comedian if he had recovered his pairs of boxers that Shakilla had taken during the shooting of Wife Material Season 1 show.

“She stole my boxers. She said it has my warmth and her warmth. Boxer yenye Shakila amevaa na hajafua, naweza buy ata 300k. They are expensive because mimi na Shakilla tumeivaa.”

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Disgraced Piers Morgan says “Good Morning Britain” show want him back

TV presenter Piers Morgan was the villain in March after his controversial comments on Good Morning Britain after the hard-hitting Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The backlash resulted in the popular TV host resigning from the show amid a clamour for him to be fired. But it seems that his fortunes might be changing according to The Sun, who spoke to the journalist.

The former CNN host confirmed that ITV had reached out to him to offer his job back. “They reached out – there have been approaches. Never say never,” he’s reported to have said.

And why would Good Morning Britain want controversial media personality back?

The change of heart by the station is reported to be because of a huge fall in ratings due to fans deserting the show after Piers left.

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Mr. Morgan left ITV in March after spending 6 years at the station with ITV announcing that Ofcom was looking into his remarks after receiving 41,000 complaints.

He had said earlier that he “did not believe a thing”, the duchess said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said. I would not believe it if she read me a weather report,” Morgan said. Alongside official complaints and direct backlash on social media, there were several charities that also spoke out about Piers’s comments against mental health.

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No! Saumu Mbuvi to fan who asked if baby daddy Anwar is supporting their daughter

Saumu Mbuvi says her baby daddy Senator Anwar Loitiptip does not support the child they sired together. In a Q&A on Instagram, a fan asked; “Does Anwar support his kids?”

Saumu responded with a resounding NO.

Saumu Mbuvi screenshot
Saumu Mbuvi screenshot

Saumu broke up with the Lamu Senator over domestic violence allegations earlier this year.  “Nearly killed me. These are the things he did to me. He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

Sonko with his daughter Saumu
Sonko with his daughter Saumu

Two months after breaking up with the businesswoman, Anwar married Saumu’s former friend, Aeedah Bambi. In a past interview, Saumu revealed that she went through a tough time while in a relationship with the senator.

“I think the main problem is that I never give myself time to heal. Relationships were my number one goal I always wanted to be in a relationship but right now am taking my time. right now I am focusing on my kids and my career. I am on a 90 day fast and I hope God will send someone.”

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Despite being on good terms with her first baby daddy, Ben Gatu, Saumu also accused him of being violent towards her.

“There was violence when I was with Ben Gatu. I first shared it with my friends and when it became too much, I ran to my father and asked for forgiveness because I did not listen to him,” she told Massawe Jappani.

Saumu with her first baby daddy, Gatu
Saumu with her first baby daddy, Gatu in the past

They had dated for 9 months before she got pregnant with her firstborn.


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“I made my first million before 25 and I didn’t know what to do with it!” Kate Actress

Catherine Kamau aka Kate Actress spoke candidly on her YouTube channel this past week. The mother of two gave the reason why she decided to quit college and one can fully understand it.

Simply put-Money. She said that her first deal not only blew her off her feet but also confused her, saying,

“I quit college after I got a role in acting mother-in-law. I got my first paycheck and I could afford to buy my son stuff comfortably, so I decided not to continue with school. I got swallowed into the party life and ditched college. My mum could not allow it so she told me to move out.”

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She also explained that she made her first million at 25 years but funny thing is that she didn’t have the faintest clue how to use it.

“I never thought I would make a million before 25 but when I landed my first deal it was worth more than that. I did not know what to do with the cash, I would go and just put my atm card just to make sure the money was really there.”

And that wasn’t the worst of it, she also wasn’t listening to any advice about how to use it, even though her mom tried to. Sadly, she ran out of cash.

“My mum was trying to advise me, I would listen but I still wanted to spoil my child eventually the cash ran out and that’s when I started becoming serious, luckily for me they had only paid me 50%.”

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Kwani ni Mad Max? KANU era billionaire pimped his car with spikes to ward off attackers.

Even billionaires suffer. The appropriate phrase for this can be summed up in the saying, the rich also cry. This is something most of us “average” people will never experience. Repeating the oft-asked question which would you rather. Rich and miserable or poor and joyous? is that even a good question? Meh!

A KANU era politician is having heaps of misery, especially in his waning years. Jackson Kibor a billionaire, stunned Eldoret residents after he mounted deadly spikes on his private vehicle. Kibor made the move as a measure to ward off invaders of his vast land.

Jackson Kibor
Jackson Kibor.Photo credit: the star

According to a report by the Standard on Saturday, December 30, the 83-year-old tycoon mounted four 30 centimeter spikes to the grill at the front of his vehicle with the intention of plowing down anyone caught trespassing on his land.

Jackson Kibor car
Jackson Kibor.Photo credit: the standard


Jackson Kibor said:

“The spikes will be used to scare away those who have been causing me sleepless nights. Right now I am old and I cannot run after them. This is a cautionary measure because my firearm was taken away by police ( after an altercation involving his sons), These will be the perfect weapons to take on my tormentors plow my fields in the dark. This is their medicine. I will only drive my car to the shamba and not on the highway as many people want to think.”

This deadly move spurned police into action as Eldoret West OCPD Samuell Mutunga dispatched police to go and dismantle Kibor’s spikes. Uasin Gishu’s County Commissioner Abdi Hassan also said Kibor’s move was not allowed and that such modifications to a car required permission from the National Transport and Safety Authority. He said:

“If his firearm was taken, he should have sought our guidance and protection. We are here for everyone and putting metal bars on his car is not ideal.”

The deadly spikes resemble those from a Hollywood mega-hit released a few years back. Take a look at the car below:

Mad Max car
Mad Max car. photo credit: steam

What do you think?

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3 million to be checked! NTSA to inspect cars 4 years and older

The National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has started inspecting vehicles that are more than four years old in a move that spells trouble for motorists.

The years are calculated from the date of manufacture.

This means the National Transport and Safety Authority will inspect almost all vehicles on the roads. There are more than 3.2 million vehicles on Kenyan roads.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said NTSA had on May 10 started to enforce the Traffic Act on the inspection of vehicles.

Director of Administration at the ministry Paul Famba issued a memo to all heads of departments saying NTSA will enforce Section 16 (2) of the Traffic Act that requires inspection of every vehicle above four years from the date of manufacture regardless of ownership.

“The Act specifically provides that every vehicle more than four years old from the recorded date of manufacture shall be subjected to inspection by the motor vehicle inspection unit,” he said in the memo dated May 10.

NTSA had written to the ministry seeking help to enforce the section of the law that was put in place in 2019.

“This is therefore to ask you to urgently arrange to have your vehicles inspected,” Famba said in the memo issued on behalf of Kibicho.

The move is likely to cause more trouble for motorists as there are limited number of approved inspection centres in the country.

Some motorists say authorities may use this rule to harass and extort money from them.

NTSA said the owner of a vehicle which is required to be inspected shall, before the inspection is carried out, pay to a licensing officer the fee prescribed, therefore.

NTSA had said the move was part of efforts to curb road carnage.

According to NTSA, a motorcycle costs Sh1,300, three-wheelers and vehicles up to 3000cc Sh2,600, vehicles over 3000cc Sh3,900, trailers up to five tonnes Sh4,000, trailers over five tonnes and heavy commercial vehicles Sh4,600.

Booking for inspection will be done online through the NTSA account.

The authority said vehicles involved in an accident may be subjected to a motor vehicle inspection test.

Vehicles, which undergo any changes in the length, height, width, maximum payload, colour, engine swap, and other major structural or mechanical changes shall be subject to a modification inspection.

Commercial, public service, driving school vehicles, and school buses shall undergo a preregistration inspection and an annual periodic vehicle inspection thereafter.

The new rules also require vehicles to be inspected for safety requirements in accordance with Kenya Standard 1515 and any other standard adopted by the Kenya Bureau of Standards from time to time and any other relevant legislation.

All salvage vehicles will also be subjected to inspection after repairs and an annual periodic inspection thereafter.

A person interested in becoming a vehicle inspector will make an application to the NTSA.

The authority shall licence privately-owned vehicle inspection centres to conduct tests on its behalf.

NTSA will also only issue a privately-owned vehicle inspection centre licence to the applicant if it is satisfied that the proposed centre meets the space and equipment required and is not engaged in the business of repairing vehicles at the inspection centre.

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Maina and King’ang’i: Do you date for love or survival?

The Classic 105’s morning conversation was about women who just can’t be with a man who has no money.  But what does love have to do with it?

A listener tweeted;

“There are those men we date for love and those we date for money and all of them know their place.”

Alice who has been in marriage for years called to give her experinece

“I got married for love some eight years ago and the ninth year it didn’t work out. If I’m going to get married agin, I’ll go for money because their shenanigans are the same. I’ve learnt a great lesson. Lets deal with their BS when someone is taking care of me properly.”


“It is the same way gentlemen want to look for some nice chest and nice behind, lets look for someone with money”

I have a man at home, in the office and that ex you can never forget – Woman tells Maina

Betty, a caller, said “Without money, there’s no future, there’s no love. I’d rather date an old guy with money than a young one with nothing and I’ll make my future bright.”

A gentleman called to give his experience of how his lovelife changed when he started getting money

“There’s this lady I was dating and we sired a child, at the time I was a watchman. She didn’t even want me to see the child, when I got a better job, I was taken to the children’s court.

We solved out of the court, she got remorseful and apologized, We are now together and I got a second child with her.”

Another gentleman said

“Even marriage is a transactions that’s why you are given a license.  We know women are with us because of money but we turn a blind eye. It is a simple transaction. She is there cause of your money.”