RIP: Millie Odhiambo’s glowing eulogy to girl pal Joyce Laboso


Joyce Labosos was a powerful lady who knew no limits in her abilities.

These are part of the glowing words Kenyans are describing the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, who died Monday afternoon.

The late Laboso died at the age of 58, after a long battle with cancer.

Her close girl pal MP Millie Odhiambo has also penned down a moving tribute.

The two were invited earlier this year to the JKL show on Citizen TV where they had a happy interview.

Millie wrote

Nothing i can say now… Am afraid God help us. Go well girl.

Muranga woman rep Sabina Chege who was also in the same interview wrote

At different times we are born to this world and we make different friends. We later go back to our eternal home at different times.
Greatly saddened by the demise of my sister, friend, colleague leader and Bomet Governor H.E Dr. Joyce Laboso.
It is so sad that today was your time to leave us.
Not easy for me to say it is well……
Rest with the angels Joyce. Your body is lifeless but your legacy lives on.

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Millie Odhiambo, Joyce Laboso, Jeff Koinange on Citizen TV

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru also penned down her tribute saying

 I will miss her warmth, laughter, friendship and steadfast support. She was a phenomenal wife, mother, sister, & friend. 


‘Why’? Maina Kageni whispers to Esther Arunga admitting to lying to protect husband

Former KTN TV presenter Esther Arunga admitted to misleading Australian police about her son’s death.
She told a court that she had gone to the bathroom on the night of June 17, 2014, only to come out and find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach.
She said, her pastor, co-founder of Finger of God kept saying


The 38-year-old lawyer had lied to paramedics that Sinclair had fallen down the stairs.

Arunga is set to be sentenced on Thursday.

Esther Arunga admits to lying to cops about sons death to protect husband

Maina Kageni weighed in on the topic, asking women why they lie to protect their men.

I admire the loyalty aspect 100 per cent, but look at her she is facing sentencing for lying for her man, a forko jembe man, me if that happens I don’t know what I will do.

Esther Arunga and son Sinclair

Is this love or stupidity? Maina posed the question.

In this case where a man in your life kills your child and you lie for your man, how?

Girls, have you ever lied to cover up for your man?

And they are never good for you. Why do you defend them, Maina asked.

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Esther Arunga: A timeline of her downfall

Esther Arunga on Monday July 15, 2019 admitted before a court that she lied about knowing of the events that led to her sons death.

She will be sentenced on Thursday.

Meanwhile here’s what you need to know about her life since she became a media darling.

She started off at a local radio station, but was at loggerheads with another popular presenter in the same media house leading to her exit. Their on air drama trended on social media for a bit.

Esther Arunga admits to lying to cops about sons death to protect husband

Esther then moved on to KTN, where her cute self caught national attention. Her poise and elegance won her the admiration of Kenyans.

But fate once again wouldn’t let her live her best life. She met up with Joseph Helon, the spiritual leader of the Finger of God.

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That was in 2009. She became engaged to Wilson Malaba, a follower, but after a year they called it quits.

She moved to live with Helon and his wife plus others in a Runda home, where their activities sent tongues wagging.



Together with helon and Quincy, the trio formed a political party dubbed the formation of the PlaCenta Party (Platinum Centralizer and Unionist Party) of Kenya.

Yes this also trended, and the outrage was too much.

Esther Arunga resigned from KTN, and drama followed her once again.

Their political activities attracted the attention of police who swiftly arrested them.

Rumors of what transpires in their Runda home also went viral.

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She was arrested, and in that whole mix she suit her father and other for wrongful imprisonment and torture.  She was released and after married Quincy.

Spiritual leader Helon performed the ceremony, according to her. Is your head spinning yet?

Esther Arunga and her husband then left Kenya for Australia, where they went quiet for a bit.

We later heard she became a lawyer and got citizenship.

Then drama about their marriage and the sad events of their sons death emerged online.

Esther and Quincy were charged with the murder.

She was granted bail. That was in 2014.


Esther Arunga after being released on bail

She testified that the 3 year old boy died after his father attempted “healing techniques” which included Quincy pressing down on the lad’s stomach and throwing him against a wall.


Esther Arunga admits to lying to cops about sons death to protect husband

Former KTN presenter Esther Arunga has shocked a court after admitting she misled investigators on events that led to the death of her three-year-old son who died as a result of blunt force to his abdomen.

Her son Sinclair Timberlake suffered fatal injuries in June 2014, in an incident that she witnessed in the family home.

Esthers husband Quincy Timberlake was charged with his murder.

 According to an article published in the aunews, Esther on Monday pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to manslaughter.

The 38-year-old admitted misleading police in order to help her husband escape punishment.

The prosecutor Danny Boyle told the court Esther called police (triple o) just before 2am on June 18.


When paramedics and police arrived, she told them her son had fallen down the stairs.

But an autopsy revealed Sinclair died “as a result of a severe blunt force such as punching or stamping or similar” and his injuries were inconsistent with a fall.

Mr Boyle said Esther diverted the spotlight away from her husband for 26 days.

It wasn’t until Quincy was involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility that Esther changed her statement.

She told police she went into the bathroom on the night of June 17 to find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach.

“He then threw him against the wall,” the court heard she told investigators.

Esther claimed her husband was saying “there’s a devil in his stomach, I have to get it out”.

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She said Quincy had a strong arm and “even a grown man can’t survive that punch”.

The court heard Esther didn’t speak up earlier because she was afraid.

“I was terrified of being alone and I felt terrible because my husband was sick as well,” she told police.

Mr Boyle said although Esther had not interfered with evidence, her inaccurate account delayed the investigation and her husband’s arrest.

“She was the only eye witness to what could be described as the brutal killing of her son,” he said.

Defence barrister Katarina Prskalo said her client believed her husband was mentally unwell and she had gotten him help in 2013.

Esther Arunga 16th July 2019/ pic courtesy AAP

“She had not realised how unwell he was until the night of her son’s death,” she said.

Ms Prskalo said Esther also had her own mental health issues.

Justice Martin Burns will sentence her on Thursday.

Courtesy AAP,

Former Kakamega Politician shots dead wife before committing suicide


Former Isukha Central MCA, Richard Muchesia on Tuesday night shot dead his wife before turning the gun on himself.

Police sources say Muchesia might have a domestic difference with his wife who was an Administration Police officer.

Police say the incident happened at the couple’s matrimonial home in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County with a gun whose ownership is yet to be identified.

The deceased’s family in Shinyalu, Kakamega County on Wednesday confirmed the incident.

Muchesia unsuccessfully vied for the Shinyalu parliamentary seat in the 2017 general election.


Nairobi woman kills husband, two children over domestic squabble

A 32-year-old woman on Tuesday killed her husband and their two children before committing suicide at their home in Thome estate, Nairobi.
Police said preliminary findings had shown the couple was embroiled in recurrent domestic disputes, adding that the man aged 37 had several times reported about being beaten by the wife.

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The woman, who was a food trader, descended on the man with an axe and struck him to death as he slept because the body was found on his bed.

The woman then strangled to death their two children aged 14 and three years before hanging herself with a rope in the house.
The bodies of the four were discovered on Tuesday afternoon after customers who used to buy food from the woman at a construction site raised queries over her whereabouts.
The bodies were moved to City Mortuary as investigations go on.

Meanwhile, two female students at St. George Katheka High School in Machakos County are nursing serious injuries after sustaining burns in a dormitory fire.
The victims who include a Form 1 and Form 2 girl, were sleeping when the dormitory caught fire on Friday last week in a suspected arson case that saw eight students arrested.

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The girls were rescued and taken to Machakos Level Five Hospital where they were admitted with 57% burn on their legs, police said. The school has since been closed.

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Oh No! KOT mourn death of city lawyer Karanja Kabage in road accident

Popular city lawyer and top insurance industrialist Karanja Kabage died Friday night in a grisly road accident in Karen.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of lawyer, politician and businessman Karanja Kabage.

The President described the late Kabage as a resourceful person who was always willing and ready to offer legal aid to those who sought his help.

The late Kabage who had a distinguished career in the insurance sector before joining business and politics died in a grisly road accident in Nairobi last night.

“It is painful to lose a great friend at a time like this. I pray that God will give the family, friends and relatives comfort and fortitude at this trying moment,” the President said.

He unsuccessfully vied for the Nakuru senate seat in the last General election,


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RIP: Similarities between Bob Collymore and Mastermind CEO Wilfred Murungi



The business community has this year mourned the death of two CEO’s, namely Safaricom’s Bob Collymore and Mastermind Tobacco’s Wilfred Murungi.

Many have eulogized the tow saying the country has lost valuable assets. We take a look at similarities between the two gentlemen.

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1. The memorial service of Mastermind Tobacco founder Wilfred Murungi took place on June 13 at All Saints Cathedral, just like Bob Collymore’s. Both memorial services were open to everyone.

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Mastermind Chairman Murungi

2. They were CEO’s of top companies in Kenya

Wilfred was at the helm of the company for more than three decades.The late Murungi founded Mastermind after learning the ropes of the cigarette industry during a stint at BAT Kenya, which he left in 1985 having held the position of technical director.

Bob held the position of CEO of Safaricom Limited since November 1, 2010.

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In various interviews, Collymore revealed that he started earning money at the age of 12 while living with his grandmother in Guyana.

He would make art pieces from plastic moulds and also little brooches from coconut shells which he would sell.

3. Their funerals were strictly for family and very simple at that

None of them had those elaborate ceremonies associated with the who’s who in Kenya where tens of speakers bore people with speeches (or politics).

Only 8 people attended the funeral of Murungi, while Bob’s immediate family asked Kenyans to respect their privacy.

The body of Bob Collymore

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

4. They have both been eulogized as industrious and vibrant entrepreneurs who made a significant contribution to the growth of the Kenyan economy.

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Bob Collymore’s wife Wambui breaks her silence after his death


A mass for the late Safaricom CEO Bob Colymore will be held today Thursday at the All Saints Cathederal.

Safaricom will close all its shops countrywide to enable staff reflect on his life.

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

His wife Wambui has asked guests not to wear the traditional black color associated with funerals, and instead requested people wear bright and colorful clothes.


Wambui has broken her silence for the first time since his death on the 1st of July.

She took to social media to pen an emotional letter to Kenyans thanking them for supporting her.

I am overwhelmed by all the love and beautiful messages I have been receiving from you all here. It is a true testament to the character of the special man I was lucky to love. I can’t respond to all your messages but know that I have read and received your warmth. Thank you.

Bob Collymores best friends on Wednesday revealed that he asked them to take care of Wambui, as he knew he would be passing on soon.


The news was relayed on Citizen TV in an interview where his best friends Jeff Koinange, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth and others confessed the sad news.

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Ndhiwa AP stabs rival to death in love triangle

A 36-year-old man was killed after a police officer stabbed him to death over love affairs with a barmaid.
Alphonce Owiti was killed at a bar in Nguku market, Ndhiwa constituency on Monday night.
Owiti who is a contractor, was stabbed by the administration police officer attached to Nguku police post.

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Eyewitnesses said the drama began when Owiti found the police officer drinking with a barmaid and talking to her in a manner suggesting that they were an item.
Owiti felt betrayed by the woman and asked why the police officer invaded his love territory.

“They began by insulting each other before it culminated in wrestling where Owiti overpowered the officer. The police officer drew a knife and stabbed him in the stomach when he (police) was lying down,” a witness said.

It forced the barmaid to call locals who were watching the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match between Kenya and Senegal to quell the tension.
When they arrived they discovered that Owiti was bleeding profusely in the stomach after the police officer had stabbed him.

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“Those who rushed to the scene found Owiti complaining that the police officer had stabbed him,” the witness added.

Owiti died on his way to Homa Bay County Referral hospital.
Speaking on Tuesday after the incident, Owiti’s family led by cousin Dan Odhiambo called for an arrest the officer to accord them justice.

“Police officers came to guard civilians but not to kill them. It is wrong for an officer to walk with knife and stab a citizen even if they fought over a woman,” Odhiambo said.

The suspect had not been arrested by mid yesterday.
Homa Bay County Deputy Police Commander Samuel Obara confirmed the incident.
He said a team of investigators have been sent to the area to found out what transpired.

“The matter is under investigations to enable us know what transpired,” Obara said.

He said the team is composed of officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who will later compile a comprehensive report over the incident.

The body of the deceased was taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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‘He was one hundred percent human’  Juliani honors Bob Collymore


When Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore walked down the aisle, only one artiste was on the guest list. That artiste was gospel rapper Juliani.

Collymore died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was then cremated at Kariokor yesterday.

His life has been celebrated by the who is who in the country, and his favourite artiste has now spoken out.

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“He was a hundred per cent human and a gentle giant,” Juliani told Word Is yesterday.

The two met years ago at a Safaricom event, and since then, their friendship blossomed. Many a time, the two have been photographed attending events together.

“The day we met, I talked to him in Kiswahili and I still believe that is what attracted him to me,” Juliani said.

He went on to say that Bob was way humbler than what people would expect and cared about people. “He was also concerned about the next move for Kenya as a country with his project Ghetto classics, and he knew each member,” he said.

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

The last time the two talked was on Friday, when they joked about a clip of white people taught how to dance because he always said he did not know how to dance.

“A thing we always laughed about. We made fun out of it,” Juliani said.

He said they were ready about his death because they were updated.

Bob also loved his family and he was a great family man. He wedded his long-time girlfriend Wambui Kamiru in a colourful ceremony in 2016, in a low key-wedding in Naivasha that was attended by close friends and family.

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According to Uhuru Kenyatta’s photographer, Michael Khateli, who was also the official photographer at Bob’s wedding, it was a happy feeling all over and generally, people were happy for him. All the guests congratulated him and his bride.

“At first, I felt very intimidated, but he made you feel like his equal, he would ask about my photography, about the camera I use, how business is, why I started doing photography, as he also did photography as a hobby,” he said.

Juliani was among those who attended his cremation ceremony in Kariokor.

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Murder Most Foul: Girlfriend who killed Meru businessman to be detained

Three women suspected to have murdered a prominent businessman and stacked his body in the sack will be detained remain in police custody as investigations go on.

On Monday, a magistrate court in Meru allowed police to detain three female suspects linked to the brutal murder of a businessman for fourteen days to enable police complete investigations.

Joel Kaberia, 45 was supplying meat to butcheries within Meru town after slaughtering a number of animals. Investigators are said to have recovered a hacksaw said to have been used to chop off the body.

Neighbors of the deceased said the two had been living together for about one and a half years.

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Brigit Gacheri Gikunda, 22 who was the deceased lover was arraigned alongside Frida Mwari and Irene Kagwiria Mugambi.

The three were arrested on Saturday and have been detained at Meru police station. They  did not take plea to murder charges as police asked for more time to complete investigations.

In a written affidavit investigating Officer Benson Sindani sought custodial orders of fourteen days to complete probe into the murder of the businessman.

Meru  Principal Magistrate Monica Maroro said the suspects be detained at Meru police station until July 15 when the matter will be mentioned to confirm the status of the investigation.

On Saturday the brutal murder was the talk of town as residents tried to come to terms of how the deceased was killed and stacked in a sack.

Isaiah Gituma said Gacheri borrowed a pliers at 9am today as she shown neighbor’s one of her finger bite by her husband.

Kaberia’s brother Francis Koome said he lastly talked to his brother on Friday and they had some business to accomplish together as usual before his death. The family is now seeking justice for their kin and have appealed to police to do conclusive investigations to bring all the culprits involved to book.

Kaberia, who hails from Mbeu in Tigania West, had a two-year-old child with Gacheri. He has left behind two more kids born of another woman and two more from a separate woman, according the brother.

“We are shocked and saddened. I am following up and want to know why he was killed. He gave some job assignments to do,” Koome said.

His business colleague Francis Nkumbuku said they were forced to break into the house after the lady turned hostile to produce Kaberia whereabouts and wanted to escape.

They bundled her and escorted her to Meru town Police station.

‘It hurts to think that you are not here’ Ivan Semwanga’s son reminisces

Zari Hassan and Ivan Ssemwanga were blessed with three sons before he died. The business tycoon died in 2017 after being in the ICU for 11 days at the Steve Biko, Pretoria hospital in South Africa

Two years down the line, Ivan’s last born son Quincy remembered the times they spend together in a father’s day message that read;

It hurts to think that you are not here anymore. Although I can’t help but smile with tears in my eyes to think of how we cherished each and every moment of our lives together when you were alive. Happy fathers ‘s day in heaven Dad I love you 💕❤️ @ivandon
Zari Hassan replied to Quincy by writing;

Always and forever 💕

Ivan and son Quincy

Ivan and son Quincy

Ivan, a businessman and a Uganda-South African based tycoon was known for his flamboyant lifestyle as people used to call him the rich gang president.

He was admitted to ICU after he suffered a heart attack. Prior to this, he was known for his posh lifestyle where he owned multi-million dollar mansions, hotels and schools in South Africa.

His other children with Zari Hassan are Pinto and Raphael Junior.

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Zari and son Quincy

Meru priest stabbed to death after drinking spree as female companion flees 


A Catholic priest in Meru died on spot on wee hours of Tuesday morning after he was stabbed two times in the head.

Confirming the incident, Imenti North Police boss Robinson Mboloi said the father was stabbed at Kinoru Gateway in Makutano shopping Center, North Imenti constituency, Meru county at around 1:45 am.

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“He had rented a lodging with a female at round 10:30 pm after they had been drinking from afternoon,” Mboloi said.

The police boss said Eutycas Murangiri Muthuri a 32 year old the priest who worked in Limbine Parish in Tigania West was stabbed two times and died on the spot due to excessive bleeding.

“He was stabbed on forehead and back of the head after he went to his car which was parked outside,” he said.

It was not established if he was stabbed inside the car or outside.

A spot check by the star at the premises established from a source that the priest went to his car KBH972S, a Toyota Khami at around 1 am.

The management was not available for comment as they were still recording statements with police.

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“An attacker was inside his car and pounced on the accused and stabbed him,” A source said.

However, the police boss said they were investigating to find out if the priest was stabbed inside or outside his car.

“The attacker is not yet known or the motive of the attack but we have arrested the female who was with the priest and another male who was also in their company as they drunk,” Mboloi said.

The police boss said the body of the deceased is at Meru Level Five Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem while the car which the priest used is at Meru Police station.

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It was not established if there was an exchange or argument when the priest was stabbed.

Sources indicate that despite being a priest the deceased frequented Makutano shopping center that is known for prostitution and alcoholism.


SAD: Heart felt message from Kirinyaga Woman Rep to nephew after Arusha accident

Kirinyaga women representative, Purity Ngirici has taken to social media to pen a heart felt condolence message to her nephew Robin Kiambuthi.

He was was among those who perished in the grisly road carnage that happened along Namanga-Arusha  highway.

Her message read

The cruel hand of death has snatched my beloved Nephew Robin who perished from the Arusha Namanga accident. 
Robin was a Young man of virtue .

I recall with nostalgia his passion for everything his mind set to do. He was a sociable bubbly gentleman who like any other young person had great dreams for his future. 
Rest in eternal peace my dear nephew. You will be fondly missed.


The Arusha -Namanga accident happened on Sunday whereby at least eight people were feared dead and several others injured in the appalling accident.

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Robin Kiambuthi


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Some of her constituents went ahead to sympathize with her saying

ephantus_safari: Comfort comfort comfort to you and to your family. May Robin rest in eternal peace

e.njomo: My condolences to your family Mhesh. May his Soul rest in peace. @hon_wanguingirici

njagi.joan: Am really sadden also by his early departure Ruby was a friend to most of us in kirinyaga may he Rip

emma_annbel_: Accept my warm and heartfelt sympathy. May he rest in peace

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New details emerge on Lawyer Nyakundi who shot his son in Muthaiga


Lawyer Nyakundi who shot his son in unexplained circumstances is still sick and incoherent at the Nairobi Hospital, according to his lawyer.

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Nyakundi fell sick days after shooting his son on March 17th. He was admitted in hsopital where he is now said to be unable to record a statement.

The lawyer shot his son as they got home from church “while holstering his gun”.

A postmortem report indicated that the shooting happened outside the car .

The suspect’s lawyer, Sam Nyaberi, told the court his client is still receiving treatment but is in a fair condition.

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“My client is getting better and might be discharged when he gets well,” Nyaberi said.

Makadara senior principal magistrate Angelo Kithinji directed the matter to be mentioned on April 24 to establish whether Nyakundi can appear in court.

The investigating officer had on April 4 told the court that he had been unable to record a statement from the “incoherent” lawyer.

He said that when he visited Nyakundi in hospital, the lawyer could not speak well.

“I visited the suspect and I can confirm that he is still sick and will need more time to see if I can record his statement,” the investigating officer had said.

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Nyaberi said, “My client is unwell as his condition keeps on fluctuating. His blood pressure is high and he needs to be in the hospital but I am willing to go with the investigating officer to the hospital to get Nyakundi’s statement.”

The city lawyer is suspected to have killed his son, Joseph Nyakundi on March 17.  He was admitted to The Nairobi Hospital under guard after the shooting.

The son was buried on April 2 at Lang’ata Cemetery.

‘Naftali bought an axe and knife and had it sharpened’ Sources reveal

New information has emerged on what transpired on and before the gruesome murder of Ivy Wangechi, a sixth year student at Moi University.

Retrieved phone conversations between Wangechi and Kinuthia show that the two had been in communication all along until she blocked him.

1. Kinuthia met Ivy and her friend after travelling to Eldoret to visit his sweetheart.

2. He took the friends number and started engaging her to gather intelligence.

3. He then traveled to Thika and it is then that Wangechi on  10th April asked Naftali for 14,000 so that she could plan for her birthday.

4. On Sunday, she again asked for 10K which she promptly received from Naftali.

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5. On Monday Ivy asked for a further 10K. Kinuthia informed her to be patient since he was to travel to Eldoret where he would honor her request.

6. On his was to Eldoret he kept in contact with Ivy’s friend as a way of collecting intelligence on where Ivy was and what she was up to.

They met briefly over a cup of coffee and agreed to meet later as Ivy was to do rounds. He gave her an unknown amount of money.

Ivy switched her phone off after that, provoking Naftali. He went and bought an axe and a knife and had it sharpened.

All these while he kept in contact with Ivy’s friend who did not know that her friend was about to be killed.

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Late singer Kantai’s wife reveals he died before she got to the hospital

The late Kantai will be remembered for his great music by his fans, but for his wife, Irene, there is much more to him.

Speaking exclusively to Word Is, she said she was his biggest fan and could not wait for a song to be released. She made it a point to always go to the studio and listen to each and every song.

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“Sometimes I would go with him to the studio when he’s recording or sometimes I would pick him up. And on our way home we would listen to the music,” she said.

“In fact, I listened to all his songs. Every day I had to pass by the studio to listen and understand his music.”

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Irene said Chris is “a special name I gave him because the family has so many Kantais”. One of the saddest days of her life was when she received the news about his death.

“I was at home when I was called at 7am, and by 7.30, I was in the hospital. I was told Chris had breathing problems, but by the time I got there, I found him already dead, despite rushing to the facility,” Irene said.

She said that day is still fresh in her mind. Reliving it is really hard for her.

The mother of one said Kantai may be dead but his memory will live forever. In fact, she recalls a few things he did that will never escape her mind.

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“Kantai used to make dinner for me and my daughter almost every day. Chicken and fish fillet were his favourite meals. He also rapped for us almost every night and even dedicated songs to me, which we then sang together,” she said.

Other than that, she will remember his personality as a family man who was caring and loyal.

The couple was very close. The young widow said she used to refer to Kantai as her ‘best friend’. A man she could tell everything.

“Kantai will never be forgotten. We love him and we have his music so we can listen to him any day any time,” she said.