Parents tell Mike Mondo their biggest concerns about schools re-opening

The topic of conversation today during the morning conversation touched on the government’s decision to re-open schools after the long closure due to Covid-19.

Mike Mondo who was standing in for Maina Kageni asked parents the questions on what was their biggest concern as their kids went back to school? “Do you have any concerns that the kids are going back to school? What is your biggest concern?”

Most parents were in agreement that it was hard for them to send the kids to school as they were worried about the lingering effects of Covid-19.

Some of the comments are below:

Things on the ground are very different. You can’t tell kids to wear the mask. I work in Mwingi where there is no water. The masks the kids came with on Monday were already dirty. It’s really hard to control the kids. I wish they had given them until December.

I am still observing. I will see what I will do next week but it’s not looking good.

Adults are showing a very bad example. Even if Covid-19 was to spread, many aren’t following the examples. Grown-ups should start showing a better example. If the adults were serious, our curve would flatten.

First thing I have no job. Secondly, the teachers didn’t have the facilities to support the kids. If I can’t help my kids at home, how will kids be controlled at school?

The problem isn’t with the govt but with us. We aren’t maintaining the discipline. We should maintain it so the kids can do so.

This Covid-19 is a scam. The govt can’t risk the children going to school. The infections are very low. 

My child is a candidate. Things are not safe at the moment even at home. Let the kids stay at school cause they are safer there. 

I am a teacher and mother. I teach at a posh school in Kilimani. I don’t want the kids to go back to school. I won’t take my daughter back to school until I feel comfortable.

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I don’t see bars being opened! Maina Kageni says to the dismay of King’ang’i

Morning host Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King’ang’i spoke about the president’s eagerly anticipated press conference that will take place later today.

Many are expecting the president to give direction on the curfew and Covid-19 restrictions that had been placed. Maina said,

I am seeing the curfew being lifted but I also see bars not been opened. A second wave is coming according to the experts.  What if he doesn’t open the bars because of social distancing. Have you heard of the second wave? There are a lot of expectations. I like playing the devil’s advocate. I will give the president these recommendations.

But King’ang’i wasn’t happy with that viewpoint and countered saying;

Ile wave imepiga watu kwa wallet si mchezo. People are tired. There is no money.  It’s like our economy was run by the bars. Politicians have no moral authority as they are holding rallies where people are squeezed. We have herd immunity. The Tanzanians should have died by now. Leave alone things from Britain. We should deal with the reality. I think Kenya is the only country that is still counting.

Most Kenyans chimed in agreeing with King’ang’i’s viewpoint. Some of those comments are below;

Is the virus choosy?

With or without the second wave, he needs to deal with the issue of schools.

The second wave is over but it was between July and August.

For now let’s copy TZ. Kama mbaya ni mbaya.

Let the second wave come, we fight with it.

Does it mean that Covid-19 only spreads in bars? Have you seen the political rallies?

They have to open bars. How can they open churches and not the bars. Shule ingoje. They want to interrupt the school calendar.

Few people are wearing the masks on their chins. I go to bars and people are still drinking. Life is going on. He should open late-night driving. If someone isn’t drinking it means they have no money.

He should open up the country before he opens up schools.

We are tired. Whether it will be the 5th wave, waache tupampane na hali yetu.

Maina please stop saying these types of things. If he doesn’t open up the country, I will carry a placard to State House.

Tunangoja Uhuru kama shillingi. The campaign has already started and people aren’t wearing masks. We are tired of the problems that we have been facing.

There is nothing like Covid-19. It only happens in Europe and America. Why does the wave increase when the president is about to speak?

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Kenyan entertainers who have thrived despite Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 has been a tough period for most Kenyans. While the health factor cannot be understated, the financial impact can be seen with many Kenyans losing their jobs in an economy that was already reeling from a terrible 2019.

But there are those entertainers who have not let the pandemic limit but have in fact grown them. By growth, it can either be financial or with their brand which can be leveraged when some of the restrictions the pandemic has caused are removed.

Let’s begin:

Willy Paul

The “Nikune” singer is not a happy man at the moment. Why? The news that a recently released audit report indicated that the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) could have been misappropriating funds meant for artists.

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While Willy might not be making the money he rightly deserves, the musician has been hard at work releasing songs at a high rate with collabos with the likes of Bien and Nadia Mukami, resulting in an increase in his clout and fame.

And the proof is in the pudding with many streaming apps showing that his songs consistently top the airwaves.

Khaligraph Jones

This is another artiste whose clout and brand have increased this year. The “Mazishi” musician is one of the few “old-school” rappers who has maintained his brand of great lyrics, great beats during the gengetone revolution that has been taking over the country.

Khaligraph like Willy Paul has been hard at work releasing hit song after hit song with the rapper topping the charts with 3 bangers this year.

Had it not been for the Covid-19 restrictions, I believe that the rapper would be in a lot of demand for live music shows.|

Sauti Sol

The band who is arguably Africa’s biggest launched their hugely successful virtual album, Midnight Train last month. The concert set Kenyan records and showed the brand affinity and sway the group has.

The Afropop group curated a virtual experience with a record-breaking worth of 2 stadia viewers tuning in, with more than 95,000 fans watching the Livestream at the comforts of their homes, all around the world.

It is estimated that the group would have sold close to Sh. 100,000,000 worth of tickets had they done a live show with an average ticket price of Sh. 1000.

Jalang’o

Probably the person who has had the best year so far. The comedian who was fired from his job at Milele FM bounced back quickly with a job lined at for him at Kiss FM.

But that still doesn’t take the cake, his YouTube show, BonganaJalas, has been a cash-cow for him with the celeb revealing that he had made millions in revenue from it.

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The channel is one of the fastest-growing Kenyan channels with over 200k followers. The impressive thing is that he started it off as a joke barely 3 months ago.

Betty Kyallo

Betty also resigned from her job at K24 in May 31st. While some might have thought that she was down and out, Betty had a surprise for them.

Not only did she re-launch her salon Flair by Betty at a cost of Sh. 4 million, she also bought herself a 2019 Porsche Cayenne and an apartment at what the 88, Nairobi’s premium 44-floor apartment in Upperhill.

The apartment will be the tallest residential building in Sub-Saharan Africa once it is completed in 3 years’ time.

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3 changes to expect when partying after Covid-19 restrictions are removed

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the world economy. The virus has shown mankind that at times we aren’t the masters of our destiny and that a disease can completely change how people deal with each other.

The COVID-19 pandemic is considered as the most crucial global health calamity of the century and the greatest challenge that the humankind faced since the 2nd World War.

In December 2019, a new infectious respiratory disease emerged in Wuhan, Hubei province, China and was named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).

Since then, things have changed in life and the world has been living in a sort of siege mentality. But with Covid-19 becoming a part of life, it seems that in the next few months countries will open up their borders and ease restrictions.

Kenya is already tentatively thinking about opening schools and this portends great things for an entertainment scene that has been shut down during the period.

The clubs will be opened but what you will see will most likely be different from what you remember. Some of the things you might see are;

1. YOLO

This old phrase meaning, “You only live once” will come back in full force as people who have been shut down in their homes during this period will come out to do what they haven’t been able to do so for a while.

So expect car accidents( I really dislike predicting this) and dumb decisions from many partygoers with their go-to statement being YOLO.

2. Slay queens is clubs demanding that men pay up-front for their company

Life has been tough for most slays during this Covid-19 period. They have seen that the phrase, “He will never leave his wife for you.” And with Covid-19 have come some hard facts, there is no time for games with the men they are dealing with.

These slay queens will now be up-front separating the wheat from the chaff and demand the “cheddar” before they deal with any man.

3. Clubs that you frequented will be no more

Many entertainment hubs you frequented in the past will have closed due to the restrictions that Covid-19 placed on all clubs. So expect to start looking for new hang-out scenes.

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The unseen effects Covid-19 has had on many Kenyans lives’


Covid-19 will forever be etched in people’s minds as far as the year 2020 is concerned. The reason is the simple-The virus has taken such a toll on the world like no pandemic or crisis before it.

It is a never before seen event that can be explained by the number of deaths it has caused. Worldwide the disease has infected over 25 million people, with 17 million recoveries and nearly 900,000 deaths.

In Kenya, the disease has infected over 35,000 people, with over 20,000 recoveries and over 500 deaths so far. And medical experts predict that we might have not seen the end of the deadly flu-like virus like SARS and Bird-Flu before it.

Meaning, it might become part and parcel of our lives for the foreseeable future. While the death toll can be put into neat little numbers, what many might not see is the toll that the flu has had on many people’s lives.

As is happening worldwide, COVID’s impact in Kenya has spread beyond the sphere of healthcare and the virus’ spread, affecting economic development outcomes both globally and locally.

Kenyans(unless you are one of the new Covid-19 millionaires) have been affected from top to bottom in different ways. Kenya’s economic growth in Kenya is predicted to contract significantly with the Central Bank of Kenya revising its estimates for 2020 from an initial 6.2% to 3.4%.

The stock market was an early indicator of the changing winds that the virus would inflict on the country with the bourse suffering a 5% drop the first day a COVID-19 case was reported in the country.

And the bottom was the place it would continue going as the bourse had shed more than 25% on a year to date (YTD) basis as of 09 June 2020.

The result has been that most investors have taken a net selling position due to uncertainty in the market. One investor I spoke to named Robert revealed that he would not be investing in the bourse as it was already performing poorly before the virus. So how could he invest now after the virus had wrecked havoc on most bourses?

Another area of the economy where Kenyans have been most affected is the aviation industry which was already struggling before the pandemic hit. The sector has also seen massive layoffs in both small charter and behemoth airlines like KQ.

Since the Kenyan government temporarily suspended all international flights starting 25 March 2020, Kenya Airways (KQ) which was already suffering before has had to apply for a state bailout to avoid collapsing.

This has resulted in the airline laying off most of its workers while the management team has taken a 75% pay cut and the CEO getting an 80% pay cut.

To wit; one job in the airline transport industry supports approximately another 24 jobs in the economy.

The manunfacturing sector has also seen mixed results with sectors like food and health products being more stable than others as they are a virtue in the economy.

The production of food will be constant because of the persisant demand for food products. The health sector meanwhile has seen a boon as seen with the expansion in the manufacturing of essential medical and protective equipment to deal with the unfolding pandemic.

One of my neighbours told me that 2020 had been the best year for his family’s business. The man who didn’t want to be named said that he and his wife, who supply medical supplies had made money hand over foot. In fact, he said that he hoped the pandemic would go on for a long time.

The construction and real estate sector has also been affected with shorter working hours, a decline in construction materials due to supply disruptions, and lower demand for housing.

The sector which was already undergoing tough times in the high-end demo has been reeeling with many projects stalling as some Kenyans have had to scale back during the Covid-19 period. Other smart money has had to pull back entirely from investing in the sector.

This has seen such high-end areas like Kileleshwa and Kilimani see tenants re-locate to much more affordable locales like Ruaka and Thindigua. Many of my peers have told me that the it was best to scale back on the rent they were paying as many of them had suffered wage cuts or were playing it safe.

The banking and financial sector has also seen a significant drop in revenues with SMEs being particularly vulnerable to the crisis and unable to service loans or conduct meaningful transactions.

There has already been a significant increase in non-performing loans and moratoria issued with auticoneers even compalining that they are struggling to sell re-possessed properties at reduced prices.

The tourism and hospitality sector looks like a shell of itself at the moment with the heavy restrictions placed on people’s movement.

Intercontinental Hotel, one of the biggest hotel chains is set to close its doors after a 51-year operation in the country, while another prestige hotel, the Norfolk closed its doors a few months ago, firing all its employees indefinitely.

The agricultural sector has seen a local uptake from many Kenyans who have lost their jobs in many white-collar jobs. It isn’t uncommon to see many youth selling veggies from the boots of their expensive cars along busy roads like the Northern Bypass or along Kiambu Road.

The vegetables and fruits markets for exporters has minimal activity at the moment as they are shipping at only 25% to 30% of their normal capacity.

Our flower exports have more than halved with indications that production is currently at less than 10% and facing the risk of total collapse.

The industry has seen large farms laying off workers and struggling to service their loans despite a general off-season for farms running at 30-40% of capacity.

This is because of the way Covid-19 restrictions have limited flights and also weak demand in major markets like Europe and Asia.

The same can be been seen in the coffee and tea sectors which used to be bulwarks in the economy, which have also seen weak demand and low commodity prices in target markets.

But the biggest disruption has happened in the informal sector, which is estimated to employ 80% of Kenya’s working demographic. These workers live on a day-to-day basis and provide primarily low-end services.

I spoke to one lady who used to wash clothes for different people who said that the Covid-19 pandemic had lost her many employers.

She said that the employers said that they had to scale back on their commitments as many of them had either had salary cut-backs or some of them had even been declared redundant.

Many of the men and women I spoke with were unhappy with the way that the president had closed the economy. One lady Rhoda, who sold tomatoes and onions was of the opinion that president Uhuru Kenyatta had handled the Covid-19 crisis poorly.

“Look at Tanzania, they are allowed to freely move and work without restrictions, while we here have all these measures but we look like we are worse of than they are. Uhuru should open up the country. We are suffering because of a virus.”

Her sentiment is one I had mirrored by most of the Kenyans I spoke to. They felt that the handling of the pandemic had been worse than the flu itself.

In fact, many of them weren’t wearing the masks because they believed it would stop the spread of the virus but because it was a government mandate.

All in all, most Kenyans are struggling with the pandemic and many asked for Uhuru to open the economy saying that the cure shouldn’t be worse than the disease.

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I can’t taste salt from sugar! Jeff Koinange says about terrible Covid-19 experience (video)

Jeff Koinange is rarely if ever the man on the other side of an interview table. Jeff who has a booming voice has earned a reputation as a formidable interviewer whose talents have led him to host world leaders and news influencers.

But yesterday was a different kind of day for the man who is known for his “smooooookiiiinnnnn” phrase. He was the one being interviewed by Victoia Rubadiri about his experience battling Covid-19.

Jeff Koinange
Jeff Koinange

Jeff said that despite being asymptomatic, he has since lost his sense of taste; he can’t tell salt from sugar, lemon from a mango.

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The acclaimed TV personality explained that the experience had been tough for him as he tried to acclimatise to the new disease.

“Complete madness in my head. Coz the clock in my head, still wakes up at 4 am. It’s been crazy trying to adjust but I know I’ll be back on sooner than you think probably. This is only temporary. But this thing is real!”

Jeff Koinange

The TV host recalled that he went for the test after one of the colleagues at Citizen TV tested positive, with Jeff being traced as a possible contact.

‘It probably happened in the radio station because someone at Citizen was tested positive and I was traced as one of their contacts. My boss, Wachira Waruru came up and told me “Jeff, you gotta be tested” and I said “for what? why? You know I have no symptoms” and that was it.’

Jeff Koinange smiling
Jeff smiling

Mr. Koinange was lucky that after he went into self-isolation, his wife and son had tested negative for the virus. The popular presenter was bombarded with supportive messages from Kenyans online with over 3,000 messages on WhatsApp and another 2,000 Text messages and tweets from of well-wishers.

“Majority have been incredibly warm to me and it’s really comforting,” he said. Watch the video below:

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I was scared…I got angry…I was devastated-Burale narrates about Covid-19 diagnosis

Covid-19 is real people! While many Kenyans might have become jaded about the pandemic, many celebrities that we like and maybe care about are experiencing the disease first-hand.

After Musa Otieno’s infection a few weeks ago, Robert Burale is the latest celeb to suffer the consequences of the dangerous flu.

Robert Burale in a suit
Robert Burale in a suit

The pastor and motivational speaker revealed this sad news himself on his Facebook page. Burale expained that he had developed breathing complications on Wednesday last week.

He was rushed to Nairobi Hospital, where he was tested for Covid-19 and the results turned out positive. He said that he had been waiting for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s announcement to share details of his situation.

His sad, long and inspiring monologue is below:

THE battle belongs to the Lord …

So I waited for the president to give his speech before I put up my post ..Now that the country is opened..I owe it to family, friends and people I love this information…Above all, everything we go through Is for Gods glory..

Last week Wednesday I(after recording an FB program that airs of Fridays)was struggling to breath and rushed to Nairobi Hospital where I was tested for Covid-19 (the doctor in the PPE was the most intimidating thing at that moment) 24 hours later the results were out…

The doctor walks in to the isolation room and she says “Hello Mr Burale your results are out,” and I reply “So I can go home” ..she says, “Unfortunately you have tested positive for Covid and we have to now take you to the isolation ward.” A lot went through my mind …I was scared….I got angry….I was devastated…Then I worried for my daughter (thank God she is perfectly okay)…

Burale praying
Burale praying

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, still in shock, you are taken to a treated lift. It opens for you and you are briefed, “When the lift opens you will find somebody waiting for you” and I find a gentleman dressed in the full PPE…(this I only see in movies )…Kudos to Nairobi Hospital…..He immediately calmed me down and walked me to the bed…..As I walked through I saw grown men fighting for their lives …I was scared …VERY SCARED

For two days I fought for my life under the great care of the Doctors and Nurses at Nairobi Hospital….I saw the Hand of God…My progress is good ..My vitals are responding well…

FOR anyone who thinks this thing is a joke ..May the Lord have mercy on you ..I gathered courage and called a few people who have tirelessly prayed for me …and sent encouraging messages ..

Please guys be careful…Where did I get it ? Your guess is as good as mine …I wish I knew..

I have seen the Doctors and Nurses work so hard to keep people alive …Please remember these frontline warriors in prayer ..Encourage them…

The food is served wrapped securely….Opening your food to eat is like opening a bank vault and for a Luhyia like me, Time is of the essence..Visitors strictly not allowed….This is my first taste of power …Security is as tight as that of the president…

Please be careful..

The battle is the Lords ..We shall overcome

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‘For anyone who thinks it’s a joke’ Burale discloses he tested positive for covid

More than 17 top politicians have been have been the first public figures to be tested positive for covid 19.

The Star newspaper several months ago revealed the shocking details that left Kenyans in shock.

And now swanky pastor Robert Burale has disclosed he has tested positive.

He captioned below in a social media post

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THE battle belongs to the Lord …

So I waited for the president to give his speech before I put up my post ..Now that the country is opened ..I owe it to family, friends and people I love this information…Above all, everything we go through Is for Gods glory..

Last week Wednesday I(after recording an FB program that airs of Fridays)was struggling to breath and rushed to Nairobi Hospital where I was tested for Covid-19 (the doctor in the PPE was the most intimidating thing at that moment) 24 hours later the results were out…
The doctor walks in to the isolation room and she says “Hello Mr Burale your results are out,” and I reply “So I can go home” ..she says, “Unfortunately you have tested positive for Covid and we have to now take you to the isolation ward.” A lot went through my mind …I was scared….I got angry….I was devastated…Then I worried for my daughter (thank God she is perfectly okay)…

Robert Burale
Robert Burale

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, still in shock, you are taken to a treated lift. It opens for you and you are briefed, “When the lift opens you will find somebody waiting for you” and I find a gentleman dressed in the full PPE…(this I only see in movies )…Kudos to Nairobi Hospital…..He immediately calmed me down and walked me to the bed…..As I walked through I saw grown men fighting for their lives …I was scared …VERY SCARED

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For two days I fought for my life under the great care of the Doctors and Nurses at Nairobi Hospital….I saw the Hand of God…My progress is good ..My vitals are responding well…

FOR anyone who thinks this thing is a joke ..May the Lord have mercy on you ..I gathered courage and called a few people who have tirelessly prayed for me …and sent encouraging messages ..

Please guys be careful…Where did I get it ? Your guess is as good as mine …I wish I knew..

I have seen the Doctors and Nurses work so hard to keep people alive …Please remember these frontline warriors in prayer ..Encourage them…

Robert Burale
Robert Burale

The food is served wrapped securely….Opening your food to eat is like opening a bank vault and for a Luhyia like me, Time is of the essence..Visitors strictly not allowed….This is my first taste of power …Security is as tight as that of the president…
Please be careful..

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The battle is the Lords ..We shall overcome

I humbly ask for your prayers

I shall stand TESTIFY

May the Lord have mercy on All of Us

Please the responsibility is now on You and I …stay safe

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Alabama youth throwing Covid-19 parties with first person infected getting payout!

It seems that it isn’t only in Kenya where the youth seem to be taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously. In the state of Alabama in the USA, the youth there are making Kenyan youth seem like amateurs after recent news of how they are not only flouting social distancing rules but actively trying to get infected with the flu.

This news was first reported by CNN stating that young people in the state are throwing Covid-19 parties. In the parties, the young people compete to be the first to get the flu from an already infected person.

The first person to get the infection wins a payout with the parties being held in Tuscaloosa and the young people are urged to attend so others can intentionally contract the virus

“We thought that was kind of rumours at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” City Council member Sonya McKinstry told CNN. She said she heard about the trend from fire officials.

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The first person confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus after the exposure wins the money made off the ticket sales, she said.

“This is not political. This is a public health issue. People are dying and there is no cure. We have to do whatever we can to save as many lives as possible, McKinstry said.

This story reminds me of the Kenyan “equivalent” where a bunch of youth stole their father’s ambulance so that they could attend a party. The ambulance would allow them to pass police checks after the new curfew rules were introduced.

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Hilarious tweets about dating during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Governments worldwide are encouraging citizens to stay home as a preventative measure against coronavirus.

Many are documenting their stay at home experiences and most affected are single people, who are sharing the most hilarious memes and thoughts about dating in the coronavirus era.

1. corona date

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3.corona joke

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4. corona dating 4

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5. corona dating 6

6. corona dating 8

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Quarantine and Chill: 30 things to watch if you’re stuck at home

 

A majority of us are staying home as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

But with so much time on our hands, how exactly will be fill up all the time spent in the house?

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Here is a list of things you can watch with bae as you quarantine and chill:

Green leaf baby

Altered Carbon

On my block

Lost Girls

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quantico

THE 100

Elite

TOP BOY

Locke and Key

Bien Aime had a ‘good’ budget for his wedding to Chiki

Trinkets

Atyplical

October Faction.

Somewhere between

Blacklist

The hurricane heist

containment

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jane the virgin,

All the Bright Places

The invitation

green leaf

blacklist

Peaky blinders

The rain

Love jacked

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Paid in Full

The 100

Fractured

The last OG

Locke & Key

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‘Your kids watched you being flogged like dogs’ Mike Mondo blasts partygoers

Kenyans arrested partying past curfew hours this past Easter weekend, have been the subject of discussion on social media.

From a Magistrate to an Mp being arrested drinking outside curfew hours, Kenyans are defying a dusk to dawn curfew put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Classic 105’s Mike Mondo on the Tuesday morning conversation, asked Kenyans to say why they love breaking directives in these trying times.

‘I wonder what happens in the mind of Kenyan men to break curfew to go to a bar and drink. If you watched clips of news, majority of those arrested are men. I’m wondering where are your families, why can’t you stay home you bond with family?’

Alcohol
Alcohol. photo credit: CBC.ca

So I’m asking why don’t Kenyans men like staying at home?

Ni kama tumerogwa, a man admitted after calling in to the show. It’s such a bad thing that even kids are seeing their fathers being whipped by police on Tv for violating curfew. It’s so bad.

Mike Mondo added that

I am not trying to sound holier than thou, we all enjoy a good drink, but when you are not maintaining social distancing, wewe unajipeleka kwa bar, tunakuona kwa Tv ukitandikwa viboko kwa bar, and bundled in police vehicles, must you drink?
‘If you watched the video being played the majority of those being arrested were men, you know I sat back and thought what is it with us Kenyan men and the weekend where the need to stay at home just disappears. There is a curfew in place and you break the social distancing, is it a must we go out on public holidays, ngai si these men have families’

Group of young people making toast at party
Group of young people making toast at party

Fellas, why can’t you stay home? These are special times that call for you to be responsible.

Another man defended his action saying ‘aiii it’s boring being at home, my wife is nagging me, so we end up going out to the bar’.

Another man blasted Mike Mondo asking him ‘Have you ever drunk alcohol at home? Because sometime drinking at home with children is weird, we don’t have a no go zone for kids at home, it’s not possible. It’s a lifestyle we are used to.’

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RnB legend Babyface reveals he tested positive for coronavirus on 62nd birthday

 

Singer and Producer Babyface has revealed on his birthday that he and his entire family tested positive for coronavirus.

In a post seen by Classic 105, Babyface wrote that’ it’s an incredibly scary thing’ as he also admitted that they have now tested negative and are on the way to full recovery.

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On Friday, the Grammy-winning singer shared a lengthy Instagram post with the news that he and his family tested positive for COVID-19.

“I feel so blessed to celebrate another birthday… it’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends,” Edmonds said of his diagnosis. “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”

He then went on to announce that he will be taking part in one of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Instagram Live beat battles on April 18.

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“I would like to officially accept the invitation from the legendary Swizz Beatz & Timbaland to participate with my little brother, Teddy Riley in what I’d like to call a Celebration of Black Music Excellence in — Teddy vs. Babyface…,” he added. “So get ready for a night of groove and love. Ladies… put on your red dress… light the candles, pour some wine, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.”

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National issues coronavirus is exposing

 

For the past three weeks or so, Kenya has been grappling with the increasing numbers of covid19 patients. The numbers keep rising in every press briefing, as authorities urge Kenyans to stay home and flatten the curve.

But are we listening really?

The government has taken a personal responsibility to take care of the infected. Over the period, issues affecting governance have been exposed and here are a few:

1. Failed leadership

The easiest way to fight coronavirus is to keep your hands clean. Observing hygiene requires clean available water. Kenyans are complaining of unavailable water. The taps are running dry. Water has been an ailing issue majorly in the urban areas. Having clean running water from the taps in the house is a luxury for many. Leaders are busy donating tanks with their face patched on the side. What’s fascinating about all this is that there will be no water to fill those tanks. It is basic PR stunts!

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2. Poor infrastructure

The health sector is in its most trying moments. What everyone is worried about is whether the sector will be able to accommodate patients if the numbers keep on rising. We soon might be feeling the pain of our own negligence.

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3. Frustrated Kenyans

Kenyans are living each day as it passes. The will to live is becoming hard to many. The levels of ignorance amongst majority of Kenyans regarding the coronavirus is a key indicator that Kenyans are a frustrated lot. Economy is hard and with the coronavirus here with us things are getting harder to bare. The 7pm-5am curfew has affected several business sectors and with majority of Kenyans living a hand to mouth lifestyle it’s getting unbearable.

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Things men are doing expecting to get cookie after quarantine is over

 

Let’s be honest, coronavirus imekalia wanaume chapati. The government has put our national bedroom, Nairobi on a lockdown. Movement is limited within Nairobi County and its environs. Men are doing all things possible to get that honey pot once this pandemic is gone.

1. Sending money

Mnatuangusha! In the men’s conference 2020, men agreed that there will be no sending money to a woman who isn’t your wife. Actually a good wife has her own source of income and doesn’t depend on her man’s money. However, it has come to the attention of the men’s conference committee that there are men who are going contrary to the decision. I know what you’ll be demanding after this pandemic. Kijana, hupati ng’o!

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2. N*des

Kuna shida wadau! People are sending pictures of their mojos. I guess it’s a way of keeping the other party wanting. What’s with people sending their small sticks without been asked by the other party. Men are busy making use of their phone’s quality camera taking photography on another level. I assume you’ll get the cookie once this is over, hopefully.

3. Recharging credit

Who are you to her? Father, brother or husband. Unless you are either of the three, what business do you have recharging her credit? Unajipea kazi si yako! You’ll die poor trying to act like the hero of the day. Bro, hutapewa!

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4. Paying bills

Umlipie rent, Wi-Fi, Netflix, aai bro, kwani wewe ni babake? You paying for things you don’t have back at home all in the name of getting some sugar. Bro, let the woman hustle and pay her own bills. Get a wife though! 2020 is the year of been a MAN! Don’t think you really special because you are helping her foot the bills. You ain’t getting the honey bro.

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‘We are starving and can’t wash dishes’ bachelors in quarantine confess

 

Single Kenyan men are sharing how frustrated they are at home having to do housework they never did before.

They are bae-less and have been having a few rough weeks since self quarantine was declared.

They spoke abut what they are experiencing on Classic 105 after Maina asked them how life is going.

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Their confessions reveal they wear the same clothes to avoid washing, some don’t even shower, after all there is no bae to hustle him.

Others admitted to starving because washing dishes is too much of a task.

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Here are some of their experiences staying indoors without a woman to do the chores.

‘Single maisha inatumaliza bana, heri you tell me to wash clothes but not dishes, the dishes are piling up in the sink, the last time I washed dishes was a week ago, what I do is use all the dishes then when there is nothing to use I wash just one to use it. I clean my house once a week, and bedsheets ni moja I use it for one week, serikali saidia,’

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“Haki ya nani it’s hard, I should have listened to my mother when she told me to marry. I sleep hungry. I have one sufuria. Ngai if I get a chance I will marry. I know to wash clothes but I don’t know how to cook, I sleep hungry’

Another said ‘nimekunywa maziwa nikahara, boychild should have listened to my mother to marry’

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‘What I’ve done is I’ve washed the frying pan and made two eggs, I had a loaf and used hot water from the dispenser to make coffee. The clothes are in the basin piling up, it is two weeks and they are still there. I only fagia the carpet and push the dirt behind, I haven’t washed the bedsheet for a while since I’m alone and not entertaining anyone coz who will complain?’

Another said, ‘Tunaumia, vyombo ni chafu and you don’t want to eat coz you see them in the sink, and I don’t want to wash dishes, and clothes I try to wash when I’m showering, but its not bad because I’m wearing he same trouser everyday,’

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‘What will finish us is poor feeding and dryspell, I have survived on milk and bread for a while now coz I fear washing dishes, many of us won’t die from corona but drypsell and hunger. Hii maisha ni ngumu, the house hasn’t been washed. I just sweep the carpet and the rest stays dirty. I have amama fua who comes when she feels like,  so I wear the same shirt and trouser,’wpid-women-in-kalemie-in-dr-congos-katanga-province-wash-clothes-on-september-9-2014-in-the-lukaga-river-that-runs-into-lake-tanganyika.jpg

Another said, ‘ I woke up at 6am to wash clothes, and cooked for myself breakfast, but the hardest part is washing clothes, you sit for five minutes and wonder where to start, and now in this lockdown those girls who used to come to my house aren’t available, it’s tough’

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Type of leaders during the coronavirus pandemic

 

To be frank, we’ve had enough talk about the coronavirus pandemic. It’s getting monotonous to see news all day regarding the virus.

However, we have no option but to keep up with what’s happening, to curb its spread.

With the virus causing havoc the world over, we have seen the types of “leaders” we have as a nation and the world all over.

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1. Generous

There are the purely generous leaders. They have gone out of their way to donate medical equipment and food items. One such leader has to be China’s richest man, Alibaba owner, Jack Ma. He donated testing kits and masks to Kenyans. The shipment landed on Kenyan soil about two weeks ago. Such acts of kindness goes a long way for a developing country such as Kenya.

2. Opportunists

These are the leaders who are using this pandemic to do pure PR stunts. They are busy donating tanks and sanitizers with their names and faces patched on the front of the donated stuff. They make sure the media is present. How else will their “good deeds” be known nationwide. It’s ironical that all the issues they couldn’t address in the past are what they are gladly solving now. But again, isn’t that not Kenyans’ undoing.

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3. Smart leaders

How a leader is handling this Coronavirus pandemic shows a lot about his leadership skill. Every solution they offer goes a long way to ascertain their soberness. Great leadership plays a major role in how a country handles this pandemic. Smart leaders are seen coordinating the existing public and private systems in harmony and the numbers are dropping drastically. How smart is your leader? Or where does he lie in the above mentioned groups?

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Are you guilty of this? Confessions about texting the ex during quarantine

If coronavirus has you texting exes you never thought you’d want to talk to again, you’re not alone.

Blame self isolation.

Lotsa of people are confessing they are doing so. It boils down to a craving for affection and attention as we self isolate.

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Do you really want to rekindle a flame that burned out for a reason? I don’t have the answer, I can’t relate.

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Here are confessions about rekindling things with an ex:

@___aiisha_…
Feel like texting my ex Woozy face

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@ZellGotNoHoe…
Just texted my ex “Ayo be safe out there, even tho we aren’t together i still care about you and your fams wellbeing”

@starrymathew..
why is my ex still simping over me when he literally broke up with me b*tch get over yourself i was too good for you anyways

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@ug_chelsea…
Remember when you thought you would die when your ex left you? Look at you now, ready for your next heartbreak.

@luwedde_maria…
Who else has a long list of ex lover’s with a blank space wanna write some one on t….

@kenyaaakonme…
Also, if you are one of my ex’s… This is a chance for redemption! We know it’s your fault. And that’s okay. We all make mistakes. I will take you back if you can pay me for time wasted …. Thx.

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@PersiEthan….
Quarantine got me in my feelings so I sang a song dedicated to my ex. (There’s another one but it’s too long for Twitter)

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@betteroften…
my ex has been texting me all night

@idalissabrina…
why are all of my ex’s hitting me up

@vannahhanater..
i really just swiped right on my ex tonight

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