Ruth Matete says she wronged God by participating in Tusker Project Fame, a show sponsored by an alcohol brand and broadcasted on local TV stations.
Speaking during a radio interview days ago the worship leader at House of Grace church said she got into TPF at a time when she was facing frustrations in her life. She said;
“Around that time, I was so stressed and I had financial difficulties. It was not a good gesture as a Christian. Even then, I knew I was wrong, but because in life we have ups and downs, no one should lie to you that after salvation everything is fine.
I had moved out of my father’s house, although I was still in school. It was not easy and my dad is a very strict dad, who would only give me a small amount of money, unlike what I expected.”
Matiang’i is known to be very close to President Uhuru Kenyatta and has his own presidential ambitions.
The latest incident occurred this week when the DP is reported to have asked the Interior CS to award a tender for the supply of police uniforms to other people, not just the National Youth Service.
Matiang’i stood his ground, insisting yesterday that all uniforms will be made by the NYS, as directed by President Kenyatta.
Without naming names, an angry Matiang’i told off a “politician” who wanted a share in the supply of the multi-million tender to supply fabric for the new blue police uniforms.
He was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development after a meeting with MPs and the boda boda task force.
“The Inspector General of Police, the PS and myself have been under pressure by some quarters, and all manner of thieves, that we should import police uniforms.
“Listen to me very carefully. We will not import police uniforms, go and write another 10 headlines. We will not import police uniforms from any country. We have to promote the local textile industry,”Matiang’i said.
The Standard yesterday reported that police have not been able to get their new uniforms because the fabric is unavailable.
But Matiang’i dismissed the claims, insisting that the government has already paid NYS Rivatex and companies in the Export Processing zones to make the uniforms.
“We will not import police uniforms. No amount of pressure, manipulation or anything will change that position. That style of life has come to an end in Kenya. It has come to an end and no one is going to live that way.
Sasa wewe na wakora wako mahali mlikubaliana mtanunua uniform mtaenda muwaambie na muwaeleze kwamba hatutanunua uniform kutoka kwingine,” Matiang’i said.
This loosely translates to “You and your crooks, wherever you agreed that you will import police uniforms, go back and tell them that we are not importing.”
Ruto and Matiang’i were also engaged in a cold war when the President visited Kisumu last week.
Intelligence sources told the Star yesterday that a governor from Nyanza, known to work with Ruto, ferried people from different parts of Nyanza to one of the venues where President Kenyatta was to address residents.
“Their brief was to heckle Matiang’i because of the boda boda crackdown but Matiang’i avoided the rally and only showed up at the Kisumu State Lodge in the evening.
On Monday Ruto, while speaking in Kakamega, opposed the boda boda crackdown, saying operators are businessmen and should be treated as such.
“There are many boda boda people in Kenya. They too are business people and I have told those concerned not to harass boda boda people,” Ruto said.
Ruto and Matiang’i also clashed in February this year over a multi-billion-shilling tender to supply arms.
The police department had floated a Sh3 billion restricted tender for the weapons. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett then drafted a letter recommending that a tender be awarded to a company in Eastern Europe.
A government official aware of the incident said that
“When the CS saw it, he refused to sign and instead asked the IG to provided minutes from the National Security Advisory Council and the National Security Council supporting the recommendation.
The DP then asked Matiang’i why he was sitting on the tender papers but Matiang’i said he was waiting for the minutes, which never came,”
It is also understood that sometime this year the DP asked Matiang’i to approve a deal in which some “investors” wanted to develop prison land. The prison is located in Rift Valley on a huge piece of land.
“The CS asked the DP to arrange for Cabinet approval before he could authorise the investment. The DP was upset and the transaction collapsed,” another source familiar with the duelling said.
One of the most dramatic clashes between the two took place in September 2016 when Matiang’i was then Education Minister.
Ruto’s allies led by two governors and several MPs stormed Moi University to stop newly appointed acting Vice Chancellor Laban Ayiro from taking over. Matiang’i had appointed Ayiro to replace outgoing VC Richard Mibey whose term ended had ended.
But Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago with Elgeyo Marakwet’s Alex Tolgos, said they wanted a fellow Kalenjin, Prof Isaac Kosgey, appointed as they said he had “topped recruitment interviews”.
Ruto then asked Matiang’i to appoint Kosgey but Matiang’i refused, insisting that Ayiro was the most qualified to take over the leadership of the university.
“The CS then wrote a letter instructing himself to appoint Kosgey and wanted the DP to sign it. Ruto took the letter and tore it up,” a source in the Office of the President said.
Many have been wondering if Jacque Maribe and Jowie are still together, a photo of them appearing in court for the mention of their case proves they are.
Jacque has been denied access to her car because Prosecution informed the court that authorities are not done examining it.
Prosecution yesterday informed the court that government chemist is not done analyzing the car due to lack of some reagents and once analysis is completed and the vehicle presented as exhibit it can be handed over to her.
Well, Jacque and Jowie stole the moment as they were spotted sharing an intimate moment. They both hugged passionately as they looked into each other’s eyes. One can clearly tell that despite everything, they still support each other.
Joe raised complaints that he has not been taken for surgery but only been subjected to physiotherapy at the Kenyatta National Hospital and sought to be allowed to seek further treatment in a different hospital.
Irungu had told the court that his left arm risks not functioning if he is not accorded the right treatment in good time. In the event he is not allowed to seek treatment at an alternative hospital, he said, the court should consider granting him bail.
However Dr Benjamin Wabwire who is specialist in plastic and rehabilitative surgery at Kenyatta National Hospital took to the witness dock and said that Irungu does not need any surgery based on tests run by the hospital.
Irungu did not also have any open wound on the hand except scars, he said.
When the case against Jowie and Jacque Maribe came up for mention in court today, a doctor revealed Irungu (Jowie) does not need any surgery.
This was based on tests run by the hospital. Dr Benjamin Wabwire of KNH took to the witness dock after Jowie raised complaints that he has not been taken for surgery but only been subjected to physiotherapy at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Jowie also sought to be allowed to seek further treatment in a different hospital.
“There is a lot of talk about the disease called Jakadala, which, according to rumours, has terrible signs. Already, a surveillance team is out to ascertain facts,” Health executive Isca Oluoch said on Monday.
“What we currently know is that the disease has been named after a popular musician. What we have are rumours, but we are not taking chances.”
‘I didn’t know this was my last pic with you’ Kenyans mourn Vioja Mahakamani actor Jamal Gaddafi
The surveillance team has focussed on a private hospital in Awendo subcounty where two patients reported their conditions.
“We called the administrator of the hospital and the clinical officer and they were not positive. Our team will start from there,”Oluoch said.
She said the rumour started in Awendo’s Nyarombo gold mines. There has been a gold rush in the area. Other suspected areas are
Komito mines in Rongo subcounty and the gold mining areas of Kuria, Suna and Nyatike. The gold belt region has high STI and HIV-Aids prevalence because of prostitution.
Oluoch said the rumours spread after a patient suffering from penile cancer was admitted to the Migori County Referral Hospital.
“The case we have in the referral hospital is not an STI. The patient has been suffering for the past five years. This is not part of the rumours we get that a patient can succumb to Jakadala,” Oluoch said.
The county government is on high alert and plans are underway to have the national government and other partners intervene.
According to the latest government data on HIV prevalence, Migori is at 13.3 per cent. Oluoch urged residents to adopt healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex.
It’s supposed to be a joyous day but sadly she will be appearing in court but that has not dampened the mood.
Some of her friends took to social media to pen beautiful and heart warming messages on her big day.
Her bff Shix Kapienga wrote
“2018 has been a nightmare for you ma’ but that doesn’t mean 2019 will be the same…with God by your side, everything is possible!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY love. Welcome to your break through season @jacquemaribe ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
David Alliwah and his Vioja Mahakamani counterparts are still in shock after the death of the shows Judge Jamal Nassul.
Jamal died after his girlfriend Grace Namu stabbed him in Mlolongo, Machakos, last week.
Alliwah, who plays the role of a prosecutor in the show, told Word Is yesterday Jamal saw his death coming.
“After the last segment, Jamal said a very long prayer for us, which was unlike him. I asked the audience to stand up and requested Jamal because he was Muslim. He prayed so passionately and even blessed the dead. He then told me to make sure we keep in contact.
I have worked with him since 2016 and our friendship was very close, more like a brother to me. We created a team together because my role and his role were similar. Although we had to appear as judge and prosecutor, we had good unity.”
Alliwah also recounted a day Jamal came to looking agitated.
“Last week during our last shoot, Jamal was very disturbed. I remember his phone was cracked and he told me it was a quarrel with his ‘wife’ because someone had called Jamal at night, so she smashed the phone. I was so close to him and everything that happened in his life,”he said.
Namu, the suspect in the murder, was arrested on Wednesday last week.
“She was not a side chick. Jamal had introduced her to many of us and we knew she was his wife. It was not someone who was intruding in his life,”Alliwah said.
“We have something called blend in the show, and I have blended well with Jamal; he was like a brother. We could fight and laugh. I could feel bad and hit him but then we would laugh. The show has lost the driver.”
King Kaka, who also features in the programme, said Jamal was a happy person and he will be missed.
“We shared a lot with him and Jamal was always happy for the one year we worked together,”
Jamal was the nephew of veteran radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela, who broke the news of his death.
Chameleone took to his instagram to express his love to his wife with this caption
“I celebrate 10 Years in marriage today since 7th | June 2008 we flew helicopters in showcase!!!!!!!! @andreon_atim thanks for accepting me the way I am. I am human and nothing beyond that. God has blessed us abundantly that even my mistake with yours have been lessons for us to grow and celebrate. Many things have changed amidst the way but one thing for sure that never changes is my love for you.”
2. Eric Omondi
Eric has got taste.
He is dating Chantal Grazioli, the two are not yet married but have been dating for years.
Eric is not shy to shower his bae with love and he does so even in public. Isn’t she a lucky woman ?
The Tanzanian artiste married Munyana Remmy Reheema in an invites only wedding.
The ceremony was held at the shores of Indian Ocean in Dar es Salaam on February 24, 2018.
He later welcomed his first child in August.
4. Bebe Cool
The list cannot end without us including Bebe Cool, who is married to Zuena Kirema for the last 16 years.
For some one who has given birth to six children, we think that Zuena is all sugar and spice.
“My older daughter ran to the clinic and they sent an ambulance which came and picked me up. Then they said we could drive to Nairobi but I said I couldn’t make it so they sent for a chopper which brought me to Nairobi.”
The second child of Mama Ida and Raila Odinga also addressed rumours that she was totally blind and couldn’t see anything.
“I don’t really see out of the left eye, I can see through the right eye but its foggy. It’s like looking through a glass with water in it.
So I see mostly though the right eye but its half the vision and I can see things that are very close to me.”
Rosemary revealed she lived in denial and cried every time after she realized she couldn’t see again.
“The transition was very challenging sometimes I could give up and find myself crying all the time.
I am using to living a certain lifestyle where I am very independent, making my own choices in life then suddenly I was not able to do that.
I was feeling hopeless and helpless during my first stages of partial blindness.”
Her family is very supportive of her and she revealed that even community members have been there for her and occasionally visit her to pray for her.
Comedian Njugush is not one to shy away from talking about his love for his wife, Celestine Ndinga.
The funny man terms himself as “lucky” as he celebrates his wedding anniversary with the love of his life.
Taking to his instagram he penned a sweet post about all the dreams they had together as they celebrate their second wedding anniversary.
“Once you go kamba you dont Kambak….hapa stoki…2016 was a good year and the years after have even been better. Sharing the same saltshaker and the same TV (well remote ni yako)been really cool… havent regreted, ever. @celestinendinda asante kwa kupika btw hapa nilikua vizii…shukran za dhati pia zimfikie huyu kinyozi alitafuta hairline kweli kweli…Now lets chase those college dreams….tuanze na Range,hao na tugis playmate (hii inaweza fanya nilale nje leo).Everything we have always been specific about always comes to pass. Im so lucky to have by my side, your support so priceless see how far we’ve come…….anyway @celestinendinda come na salt kama uko kitchen…#happyanniversary my weakness.”
Celestine also penned a message to the love of his life
“Happy anniversary love @blessednjugush I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already!! I thank God for the far He has brought us, Indeed He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask for.Cheers to more years!!!! Love you tim.”
Kenyan first Lady Margaret Kenyatta has truly lived up to her title. From her initiative to provide good health care especially for women and children, she has made sure that she looked good while doing it.
The first lady’s sense of style cannot go unnoticed especially when she appears in public.
Her efforts to always represent Kenyan culture and support Kenyan designers and the market is a true indication of the love she has for Kenya
Below is the number of times the First lady has shocked us with her sense of style,