RIP! Hours after dining with pals popular artiste was dead

The entertainment, arts and culture fraternity is mourning the sudden passing of one of their own. Grand Master Masese who was known for strumming the Obokano – an 8 string lyre – died on Madaraka Day.

One of his last posts detailed how he had lunch at a posh venue in Westlands “with great friends”.

Hours later he updated his Facebook saying, “At Huduma Hospital, I developed terrible pains, I have just finished.”

That was the last anyone heard from him. He died shortly after.

News of his death has sent shock waves across the music industry. Many tributes have been pouring in about his life and time. One particular tribute brought tears to many people’s eyes.

Njihia wa Mwakodi paid tribute in a long post saying, “Life is transient. It is just yesterday that I was having banter with my comrade G-Master Masese and today he is no more.”

Mwakodi went ahead to Since the first time we met at the induction to Fahamu Pan African Fellowship Program over 10 years ago we formed a deep friendship and worked together in many projects aimed at promoting human dignity. Armed with an Abokano, his has been building civic consciousness consistently through music and poetry.

From the Watuha village village in Murang’a holding workshops with Wamumbi Orphan Care kids, imbaseni in Tanzania teaching youths English and music to visiting the Goree Island in Senegal while covering the World Social Forum we have transversed the villages and the continent with a message of hope and Pan Africanism.

A brilliant and humble young man who had a big vision for his community and the continent. Unafraid to speak his mind. Easy to relate and a cheerful soul.

Words cannot describe this defender of human rights enough. His consistency was admirable. Staying true to the cause. Rest in Uhuru Masese.”

Grand Master Masese

Author and creative Kingwa Kimenchu penned a moving tribute too.

It read: “Unexpected death (which the majority of deaths are) leaves me disoriented and lost for words. But today i want to honor recently departed G-Master Masese as a comrade and soul brother. We met way back in the early formation of Kwani Trust.

Kwani? was very much a family, it allowed all who came within it to bond beyond the superficial layers of tribe, gender, race, class or social standing. It gave dignity to all who sheltered under its wings.

It was so full of love that you couldn’t walk through its doors with nonsense, its frequency melted all your nonsense away. It allowed you to be light, baggage-free, and be in what those in the spiritual community call ‘The Present Moment’. Kwani? was sacred.

As kids in our late teens and early twenties, a lot of us found a place we could call home within it. A place where we would be loved for our strangenesses, soothed from our hurts, celebrated for our deviancies, embraced in our allness. Poignantly, not just loved by others, loved by ourselves. It allowed us to love ourselves (this is no small thing).

It is this spirit, ethos and way of being that comes to mind when I think of Masese. He was a beautiful, funny, warm-hearted, gentle, sparkly child. And now he has joined the ancestors to fertilize the realm once more.

Thank you for your contributions to the country, to the creative space, and to the world at large. Thank you for your kindness, love and contributions to the silliness at An Underwear Free Africa.

We will deeply miss you ❤”

May he rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to


RIP movie legend, Ray Liotta!

Hollywood actor Ray Liotta died in his sleep. He was 67.

Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.

Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen. He was engaged to be married to Jacy Nittolo.

He also recently was set to executive produce the A&E docuseries Five Families, about the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese families.

While better known for his big-screen roles, Liotta also starred with Taron Egerton in the Apple TV+ series Black Bird, recurred on Prime Video’s Hanna, fronted the 2006 CBS crime drama Smith and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the 2016-18 NBC police drama Shades of Blue.

Liotta won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for his guest stint on ER and was a two-time SAG Award nominee for the 2015 miniseries Texas Rising and 1998 telefilm The Rat Pack, in which he starred as Frank Sinatra opposite Don Cheadle, Joe Mantegna and Angus Macfayden.

Among his earliest screen roles playing nice guy Joey Perrini on the popular NBC soap Another World from 1978-81.

Born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, NJ, Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami before landing his Another World role. He had bit parts in telefilms and guested on St. Elsewhere in 1983 before co-starring in Casablanca, a short-lived 1983 NBC prequel series to the classic movie. David Soul starred as Rick.

Liotta went on to play a cop in the mid-’80s ABC drama Our Family Honor before landing his first big movie role as Ray Sinclair in the romantic comedy Something Wild, starring Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels. He then starred as Eugene with Tom Hulce as Dominick in the 1988 drama Dominick and Eugene, also starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

That led to his two most famous roles.

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Liotta played a ghostly version of Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, widely considered among Hollywood’s greatest baseball movies. His character was banned from baseball for life after the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal and gets a chance to play again when Ray Kinsella (Costner) is guided by voices to build a stadium in an Iowa cornfield. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson and co-starring Jones, Amy Madigan and Burt Lancaster in his final big-screen role, the film earned three Oscar nominations including Best Picture.

Then Scorsese came calling.

Coming off 1988’s The Last Temptation of Christ, the filmmaker pivoted to the mob genre with Goodfellas and cast Liotta to star as Henry Hill. The pic was a critical and commercial success, landing six Oscar noms including Best Picture, with Pesci winning for Supporting Actor and Scorsese getting his third nomination for Best Director.

That signature role led to Liotta becoming a big-screen regular during the ’90s, when he would star in such films as Unlawful Entry, No Escape, Unforgettable, Turbulence, Operation Dumbo Drop, Cop Land and Corrina, Corrina.

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He continued to be busy in the 2000s with roles in Ridley Scott’s Hannibal, the Silence of the Lambs sequel starring Anthony Hopkins; Ted Demme’s Blow, with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz; Narc, opposite Jason Patric; Nick Cassavetes’ John Q., starring Denzel Washington; James Mangold’s Identity, with John Cusack and Amanda Peet; and Joe Carnahan’s Smokin’ Aces, with Jeremy Piven and Ryan Reynolds; and as himself in Jerry Seinfeld’s animated Bee Movie; among other pics.

His more recent silver-screen credits include Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper; The Iceman, with Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans; Killing Them Softly, opposite Brad Pitt, which premiered at Cannes; Judd Apatow’s Wanderlust; Shawn Levy’s Steve Carell-Tina Fey crime comedy Date Night; Observe and Report, opposite Seth Rogen; and the Frank Miller-Robert Rodriguez sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Liotta also guested on such popular TV series as The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy, Hannah Montana, Just Shoot Me! and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and narrated 2015 docuseries The Making of the Mob.

More recent career highlights for Liotta were playing the second lawyer of Adam Driver’s character in Netflix’s Marriage Story, which scored six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, co-starring as twin brothers “Hollywood Dick” Moltisanti and Salvatore “Sally” Moltisanti.


Man whose pregnant wife and entire family was killed by gunmen speaks

A Nigerian man whose entire family has been wiped out by gunmen in the south-eastern state of Anambra has told the BBC that they were expecting their fifth child this month before the killings.

Jibril Ahmed’s heavily pregnant wife, Fatima, and all their four daughters were shot dead by suspected Biafra separatists on Sunday evening as they returned home from a visit to his sister in the Orumba area, as we reported earlier.

The killings have sparked outrage with many social media users describing them as gruesome and brutal. There have also been calls for justice and an end to the increasing violence in the region.

Speaking in an emotional voice, the 42-year-old private security guard told me that he was utterly devastated.

“I am confused,” he said, however he has now left everything in the “hands of God”.

Mr Ahmed said he and some friends were planning to take the bodies of the victims to his home state of Adamawa, north-east Nigeria, for burials.

His daughters were aged between two-and-a-half and nine years old.

A police spokesperson in Anambra state, Tochukwu Ikenga, told the BBC that security forces have been deployed to the rural area to track down the gunmen behind the killings.

Several other people were also shot dead in separate incidents on Sunday evening.

The authorities have blamed the banned separatist group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) for the worsening violence in south-eastern Nigeria.

Ipob has denied involvement in some of the attacks but has not yet commented on the killing of the family members.

Police in Nigeria say they are tracking down gunmen who killed at least 12 people, including a pregnant woman and her four children, in the south-eastern state of Anambra.

The police have blamed the increasing violence in the region on Biafra separatists.

A community leader told the BBC that the pregnant woman and her children were returning home on a motorcycle taxi when gunmen ambushed them in the Orumba area.

Several other people were also shot dead in separate incidents on Sunday evening. Police say they are investigating.

The killings have sparked outrage on social media.

They happened a day after mutilated bodies of a local politician and his aide were discovered a week after they were abducted.

The worsening violence in south-eastern Nigeria is being blamed on a banned separatist group – the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) – which is campaigning for a breakaway state in the region.

The group has denied involvement in some of the attacks.

Security forces are also grappling with various armed groups carrying out killings and kidnappings in other parts of Nigeria.

In the north-east of the country, more than 30 people were reported either killed or kidnapped in an attack in Borno state last Sunday.

Militants from Boko Haram and an IS-linked group are active in that region.

The widespread insecurity is a major concern ahead of elections due to take place in February next year.

RIP: Veteran South Africa actor dies

South Africans mourn actor Jamie Bartlett

South Africans are paying their tributes to actor Jamie Bartlett who died on Monday evening aged 55.

His cause of death is still unknown, according to local media outlets.

He was born in England to a South African mother and a British father.

Bartlett was popular for his roles as a villain in the TV series Rhythm City and Isindigo. He was also a judge in the reality show SA’s Got Talent.

Tributes have been pouring in from his colleagues and fans.

Bizarre things that people do with cremation ashes or remains

It is slowly becoming the norm for families to inter their loved ones remains via cremation.

Unlike burials, where the body of a loved one is laid to rest in a grave, cremation also allows the family members to decide what to do with the ashes.

Most times, the last will and testament of the loved one details how they want their ashes to be disposed of.

Here is a list of bizarre requests of how family members honoured the remains of their loved ones.

  1. Dividing the ashes and bequeathing them to different family members. They are allowed to do as they wish with the ashes. It will be their way of remembering their loved one in their own way.
  2. Columbarium

This is a place above-ground which is specifically built as an interment location for cremated remains. It is filled with niches (wall spaces) in which urns are placed and interred. Family members can visit the place to pay tribute to a loved one.

  1. Scattering of ashes
    There are those people who leave last wills and testament that detail where their loved ones can scatter their ashes after cremation.

This could be by the ocean, in the mountains, specific countries or places

  1. Keeping the ashes at home

More and more people are beginning to keep the cremated body of a loved one at home. Most often, the family selects an urn to house the ashes.

  1. Cremation and or memorial jewelry

After the dead of a loved one who has been cremated, people are now opting to carry arround a piece of the dead loved one with them everywhere they go. They do this by carrying a small amount of their ashes in what is now know as cremation jewelry.
Often cremation jewelry design includes a small interior space – like a locket or a ring – where the ashes are placed. This can be worn as jewelry in various styles like necklaces, rings, pendants among others.

  1. Planting your loved ones ashes

It is now common to plant a loved one’s ashes so that a memorial tree will grow.

  1. Make your loved one into glass keepsakes

Another possibility is to have the ashes of a loved one infused with glass to create beautiful keepsakes like jewellery, paperweights, orbs, and other glassware.

  1. Pressed into a Diamond

Kris Jenner once told her children on their TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians that when she dies her ashes should be crystallized to create a diamond. This is now a growing trend to forge a cremated body into diamonds, which are made of crystallized carbon. This is possible because the second most abundant element in the human body is carbon.

New details on the gun used by Sankok’s son emerges

The focus has shifted to the ballistic analysis of two guns belonging to the nominated MP David Sankok following the death of his son at their home in Narok County.

Police took his shotgun and Ceska pistol found in the house for analysis and examination.

They also collected shells believed to have been discharged from the shotgun, which now they believe Memusi Sankok, 15, used to blow up his head.

The detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations want to understand how Memusi could handle the shotgun to shoot himself in the chin.

An autopsy conducted on the body revealed the cause of Memusi’s death was a gunshot to the chin that exited through the head.

Detectives will be seeking to establish whether the bullet head recovered at the scene was shot from the firearm.

They will also be keen to match the fingerprints on the trigger of the shotgun to the deceased.

“Unless it was redesigned, it is hard for a 15-year-old boy to operate the shotgun. It has a long handle,” said an officer aware of the probe.

Narok County DCI boss Mwenda Ethaiba said the guns are at the DCI headquarters, and experts will report on their usage.

He said they had confirmed Sankok is a licensed firearm holder.

“The weapons were legally held by the MP. They are now under examination,” he said.

Ethaiba said they have so far recorded statements from 10 people, including Sankok, his wife and daughter, as well as workers at his hotel who were at his home at the time of the incident.

It is alleged that the legislator differed with the son over his delay to report back to school before a verbal altercation ensued between them.

His son, who was angry at the time, is suspected to have gone for a shotgun in a safe and used it to blow up his head.

Police are planning to recommend that Sankok be charged with negligence in handling his firearm.

A licensed firearm holder is always supposed to ensure the safety of their gun.

Apart from the charges, the team handling the case also plans to recommend an inquest into the boy’s death.

The probe file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions with the recommendations, police said.

Sankok was Tuesday grilled by police over the incident.

His son was a Form Three student at Kericho High School.

According to the family, the boy was to return to school last week.

The father, who was out of the country, sent pocket money and cash for shopping.

“He instead disappeared from the home only returned on Sunday. The father also returned home that very day,” said a family friend.

According to officials, the father summoned the boy for a talk on Monday morning. The boy reportedly insisted he was “tired with school”.

But after a lengthy discussion, the boy gave in, and they agreed to go back to school on Tuesday, accompanied by the father.

No one was in the house then because all other family members had stepped out. The MP left the homestead and went to his hotel nearby for a political meeting.

At around 3 pm, the boy accessed the mother’s handbag and took the keys to the bedroom and the safe.

After opening the safe, he took the weapon and shot himself in the chin, with the bullet exiting through the back of his head. His sister and brother were also outside.

It is his brother who stumbled on the body moments after the incident. 


Suicide, murder: Politicians kids who have died in the past years

Murder, suicide and illness are some of the things that have robbed some Kenyan politicians of their kids and it’s heartbreaking.

From Raila Odinga to Njeru Githae below are politicians whose kids have died.

1.Dalmas Otieno

Isaiah Otieno, 23, was killed on May 13 2008 when the Bell 206 helicopter chartered by BC Hydro crashed on a residential street in Cranbrook, landing on top of him as he walked to the post office to mail letters to family and friends.

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Dalmas Otieno
Dalmas Otieno

Iasiah Otieno late son to Dalmas Otieno

2. Njeru Githae

Robinson Njeru Githae’s son. 23 – year-old Brian Karanga Njeru, a computer science student at the University Of Nairobi, was found dead in 2012 at his father’s home in Runda estate, Nairobi.

It was alleged he committed suicide.

Brian Karanga the late son to Njeru Githae

Njeru Githae
Njeru Githae


3. James Ratemo

Three children of former Eldoret MCA aspirant James Ratemo Nyambane were found murdered and their bodies dumped in River Nzoia five days after they went missing.


Clifford (seven), Glen (three) and Taya (five) were reported missing as they did not return home after leaving for Eldovil SDA Church.

He termed the killings as evil and the work of the devil.

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Ratemo's kids who were found murdered.

Solicitor General Muchemi Wanjuki’s son

He passed away in December 2012. The son of former Solicitor-General Wanjuki Muchemi was found dead at their home in Nairobi.

The post-mortem examination showed Muchemi Junior had a cracked skull, which may have been caused by a blunt object that led to his death.

Stephen Ondiek’s three children

Three children of former assistant minister Archbishop Stephen Ondiek died in a grisly road accident.

They were returning to Nairobi after helping their father win a nomination for the Ugenya parliamentary seat in November 2002.

Ondiek’s daughter died on the spot. His two sons were flown to Nairobi Hospital where they died immediately after being admitted into the ICU.

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Julius Sunkuli

Former internal security minister Julius Sunkuli’s son was killed after e was hit by a blunt object.

Julius Sunkuli's son
Julius Sunkuli’s son

The late Salaton died mysteriously and his body found at the mortuary his body on May 19, 2018, more than 10 days when police transferred the body to the morgue.


Julius Sunkuli

Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga who is known by many as ‘Baba’ lost his son Fidel Odinga in 2015.



John Nyangarama

Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama’s son Ndemo Nyangarama passed on after a two month battle with Acute Menengitis at the Nairobi Hospital.

John Nyangarama



‘I dreamed of his death 3 days before it happened’ – De Mathew’s daughter

Daughter to the late John De Mathew left many in tears during his burial after saying that she had dreamed about his accident 3 days before it happened.

Demathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel. He was alone in the car.

Gatanga MP Ngugi Nduati said De Mathew was coming from a Harambee that was held at Metro Bar in Thika in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Thika Nursing Home.

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John De Mathew
John De Mathew

Her daughter says she had never in her wildest dreams imagined that the dream of her dad having an accident would come to pass.

Three days before he died I had a dream that he had an accident and that his car catching fire

I prayed a whole rosary. When asked I would say I was okay but it was not true.

Dad just know that wherever I was I never knew my dream could become true. People say dreams no longer come true but I never knew mine would.

I thought it was a dream when I first heard the news, If only I had a reverse button he is no longer with us and we have to accept it.

John De Mathews daughter during his burial in Gatanga
John De Mathews daughter during his burial in Gatanga

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De Mathews daughter went on to praise him for teaching her how to do chores something she will be forever grateful for.

‘You taught me how to cook and how to iron your clothes, I have ironed them and they are in your closet all ironed but no one to wear them.

He would write songs for us all just to show us that you loved us.

He never meant to say goodbye to us nor did we mean to say goodbye. I will never forget all the things we did together. May the angels watch over you.

I will miss you and I love you so much,’ She added


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Father’s day in heaven! Kenyan celebs who won’t be celebrating fathers day with their dads

As the world celebrates fathers day we take a look at celebrities who have lost their dads in the past years.

These celebrities will not have the pleasure of having their dads with them on this great day.

1. Kambua

Gospel singer Kambua Mathu lost her dad, Professor Manundu in 2014.

kambua and her dad

Professor Manundu was the owner of Tabibu Cures International and had a weekly Sunday morning show on NTV which he used to give health advice.

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2. Daddy Owen

Owens father passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest in October 2017.

News about Mzee Mwatia’s death was first shared by singer Daddy Owen, through a statement sent to close friends and relatives.

‘I pray this finds you well, it’s with sadness to inform you that we lost our dad on Saturday night due to a sudden cardiac arrest at our rural home.


It is, therefore, my honor to invite you to a thanksgiving service this Thursday, 12th Oct at the NPC Valley RD 5-7PM.

Keep us in your,’’ read Daddy Owen’s statement. 

3. Timeless Noel

Citizen Television presenter Timeless Noel lost his father months ago at a Kisumu hospital.

Until his death, Mr Noel’s father had been in a coma and admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Timeless Noel
Timeless Noel and his late dad

4. DJ Kalonje

The celebrated spinmaster lost his father following a long illness .

The Kenyan Mix Masters Entertainment’s DJ eulogised his father as an astute man who taught him valuable lessons in life.

“Dear dad, I just want to thank you for everything, you raised us on one principle, love is the answer.

It’s with disbelief and sorry I say goodbye to you. May you rest well. I will take care of Mum for you. Till we meet again,” his post read.

DK Kalonje and his late dad
DK Kalonje and his late dad

5. Sonko

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko lost his dad in 2015 after a longillness.

Sonko had earlier asked Kenyans to pray for his dad before his untimely death.

GOD heal my Dad and all the patients admitted in different hospitals countrywide in the mighty name of JESUS,” Mike Sonko shared earlier.

sonko father post

Not long after that he shared news of his father’s death.

“Dear Kenyans and watu wangu nyote in general I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers during my Dad’s sickness.

We all loved him but GOD loved him more than us. Mzee has just left us.”

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‘Losing my mother, Princess Diana, was pain like no other,’ Prince William opens up

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken with aching honesty about the loss of his mother, calling it a ‘pain like no other’.

Prince William told how it affected his work as an air ambulance pilot, which saw him confronted by loss on a daily basis.

Pressure is something I have grown up with.I have lived in this forever.

Having come from the military  where emotions have to be pushed to the other side.

You  deal with families who are having the worst news (death of a loved one)  they could ever have.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

It leaves you with a depressing feeling of ‘death is every where I go’ and it can be a very big burden to carry and feel.

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During a doumentary interview with BBC, presenter Dan Walker asks the father-of-three about the importance of such discussions – particularly in light of the death of the princess.

William says

I think when you are bereaved at a very young age… you feel pain like no other pain.

And you know that in your life it’s going to be very difficult to come across something that’s going to be an even worse pain than that.

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‘I was set to get married to Ruge before his death’ cries Nandy

Tanzanian artiste Nandy has confessed that she had a close relationship with businessman and media boss Ruge Mutahaba.

Ruge died in March this year leaving behind children he had had from a previous relationship.

In an interview with AYO TV, the Ninogeshe hit maker – confessed that she dated the media boss for three years

We did not put it out in the public because we did not want social media to dictate our lives.

However everyone else in the company and our parents knew we were dating.

We were trying to build our personal lives.

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Nandy continued,

He loved his family and he loved his children. He had no reason to have me meet the mothers to his children and that is why I never did.

We started living together after I finished building for my mum a house…Even then, we both had our privacy.

On being asked whether she still has messages she shared with Ruge, Nandy revealed,

I still have his messages on my phone because I do not know when I will get over the memories we created.

Ruge and I were to get married in March and we had planned everything including how many babies we wanted to have together.

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‘My workout regimen left me paralyzed,’ reveals Evelyn Wanjiru

Gospel artiste Evelyn Wanjiru has advised fellow Kenyans who are trying to lose weight to be careful with their spine when using a roller.

This is after her quest for a ‘perfect body’ left her paralyzed and hospitalized for an year.

According to her, the need to fit in with her peers is what pushed her into exerting herself to a point her body gave in.

Evelyn reveals that the stress of her dad’s death and peer pressure led her down a dark hole.

I lost my dad in 2006 and after that I got stressed because I saw the pressure my mum was under raising  five kids alone.

I started getting stress in school because my mother was struggling to pay my fee.

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Evelyn Wanjiru

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The gospel star adds,

I tried to cut weight by using a roller at only age 16 because I wanted to fit in. My legs ended up becoming paralyzed.

I used to read the bible while in hospital but I still felt like my life had reached the end because I could not do anything for myself.

Evelyn Wanjiru

In conclusion she advises,

If you use the roller in the wrong way it can kill your nerves and what happened is that all my back nerves died.

I had to undergo physiotherapy because I was ill for an year.It was a miracle.That is why I did my song ‘Waweza’.

According to CNN, there are dangerous exercises that are likely to cause spine injury.

Lat pull-downs (behind the head)

The lat pull-down places a lot of stress on the anterior joint capsule of the shoulder and can eventually lead to impingement or even rotator cuff tears,” says Jessica Malpelli, a Florida Orthopedic

The kettlebell swing

If performed incorrectly, the repetitive swinging motion could result in rotator cuff injury and/or inflammation of other structures in the shoulder.
The Romanian dead lift

If performed correctly, it’s a great exercise for the back and hips. However, dead lifts are one of the easiest ways to hurt your back

The overhead squat

Lifting anything overhead is challenging to your body, and even more so to the nervous system.

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Former President Daniel Moi’s son Jonathan is dead -Statement

The family of former President Daniel Arap Moi has asked Kenyans to respect the family’s privacy as they mourn their son Jonathan Toroitich.

Through Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru on phone the family has said ‘the family wants Kenyans to respect the family’s privacy during the the mourning period.

It was not immediately clear what caused the death of Jonathan who was a former rally driver.

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The deceased’s younger brother and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi  in a statement said his brother will be remembered for being daring.

Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter.

He was amiable, social and down – to – earth and industrious human being.

The family said that they will issue a detailed statement tomorrow on the way forward.Adding that

We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.
We will continue to inform Kenyans on need basis and further arrangements.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui in a statement consoled Moi’s family.

“It is with great sadness and grief that we have learnt of the demise of Jonathan Toroitich Moi.

I express my condolence to former President Daniel Moi, family and friends. May the almighty God
grant them strength during this time of grief,”

He added that Toroitich will be remembered as a great sportsman. He was one of Kenya’s leading rally drivers, and was also a farmer.May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace,” said the Governor.

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Tragic: Bride dies on honeymoon just six days after wedding

The devastated family of a bride who died six days after her wedding have revealed their pain at still not knowing what happened to her.

Nicola Spencer, 42, project coordinator for charity the Shelter Project Hounslow, left the UK for the Canary Islands on September 11 last year and died two days later.

Nicola on her wedding day. She dedicated her life to helping others and was a project coordinator for charity Shelter Project Hounslow, which looks after homeless men during the winter

She had been married to her childhood sweetheart Jason Nicholls, who she first met at school when she was 15, for just six days.

Her daughter Rebecca Jones, 23, from Hatton Cross, London, told MailOnline that Nicola was feeling under the weather the morning she left London for Fuerteventura, but assumed it was nothing serious.

Nicola Spemcer, 42, from London on her wedding day to Jason. The pair met when they were 15 and Nicola had once told a friend she would one day marry Jason. After being separated for a while, the couple reunited 10 years ago and got married on 8th September 2018

The assistant manager, who works for a jeweller, is still looking for answers as she copes with her grief and honours her mother’s memory.

On the morning of September 11, Nicola said she wasn’t feeling well but sent a picture to her children and went on with the trip.

‘That afternoon she started to bring up blood and visited the local clinic, where she was told she was dehydrated and had a urine infection,’ said Rebecca.

Nicola was put on an IV drip for a few hours and went home for the evening once she felt better.

On the morning of Wednesday 12th, Nicola felt better and told her family she would be getting some sun. But later in the afternoon, she felt poorly again.


Raw meat chocks man to death in Kisii

A man from Birongo village of Sameta Sub County in Kisii County was choked to death by a piece of meat on the eve of the New Year.

The victim Osoro Oirere allegedly choked after feasting on a chunk of raw meat on the eve of the New Year while at his home after claiming he was too hungry to be patient for the meat to cook properly.

Area Chief Linus Choka confirmed the incident to KNA today and said that frantic efforts made to save the victim after he was rushed to Getonto dispensary proved futile when he was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to Oginga Oirere, a brother to the deceased, the man’s wife was not at home when the incident happened and he only got to know of the emergency when his brother rushed to his home for help.

“My late brother rushed to my home pointing towards his throat that was swollen at the time and first aid efforts both at home and at Gentonto dispensary to save his life were futile.

The body of the deceased was later taken to Lenmek hospital mortuary for preservation pending funeral arrangements.

Chief Choka appealed to area residents to be cultured and exercise good table manners while eating cautioning that unhealthy eating habits may lead to unnecessary calamities.

Deborah Bochere

Police investigate drowning of a 24 year old man in a hotel swimming pool

Police in Runyenjes are investigating the drowning of a 24 year- old man in a hotel’s swimming pool over the weekend.

Sources say Dennis Gitonga was in the company of his friends at Thuci river lodge had gone swimming when the incident happened on Saturday.

Embu east OCPD Peter Thenya said the boy was rescued from the pool by his colleagues after the hotel failed to provide a life saver guide.

John Kariuki said that those who were swimming with the deceased stumbled on his body in the pool.

Kariuki revealed that the hotel failed to provide a vehicle to rush Gitonga to hospital.

“The hotel management lacked any kind of means to save his life, they were calling for a motorcycle from the nearby Kathagere market when a well wisher offered her vehicle,” he said.

Linet Murugi, another witness, noted that the pool was dirty hence making it hard to rescue the deceased.

She hinted that the hotel staff were using a rake to dig through mud that had settled at the base of the pool trying to rescue the merry maker.

Friends, relatives and family are yet to come to terms with the man’s death which according to his father, Michael Muriithi, could have been avoided.

The family is calling on the police to fast track investigations and ensure that justice is served.

The teary father blamed the hotel management over his son’s death saying the facility did not have a swimming expert who would have saved his from drowning.

In December 2016 a 14 year old teenager drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Embu town.

-Martin Rwamba

Teen girl beaten to death by 16-year-old boy who then had s3x with her corpse

A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly battered to death by a 16-year-old boy with a hammer was ‘told not to meet him’ by a friend’s aunt because ‘you don’t know what weirdos are out there’, a court heard.

Viktorija Sokolova’s half-naked body was found propped up on a bench at a pavilion known in West Park, Wolverhampton, in April.

The 14-year-old had been subjected to a ‘ferocious’ hammer attack during which she was struck at least 21 times and had her skull smashed in and spine ‘snapped in two’.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has gone on trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court accused of murdering the schoolgirl.

He is also charged with raping the Lithuanian youngster and having sex with her dead body.


Today the court heard a police interview with a 13-year-old friend of Viktorija, who told officers how the teenager had planned to move to London the day after the attack.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also claimed Viktorija had arranged a midnight rendezvous with defendant, who called himself ‘Lazy Cho’.

She said: ‘The person [Lazy Cho] asked to meet Viktorija at midnight – she said yes but you can see from the texts he was asking to meet her for ages.

‘She told us that she was going to London the next day to get away from Wolverhampton.

‘She did not give a reason she just said I’m going to London for a few months.

‘She said that boy had asked to meet her in West Park at midnight, we just looked at each other – that was really late but I thought nothing of it.

‘She just said he was a mate and did not tell us anything.’

The girl added: ‘Viktorija was with my friend, she was meant to go at 8pm but stayed to 10pm.

‘Her [friend’s] aunt told her to not walk through the park because it is “unsafe and you don’t know what weirdos are out there”.

‘She did not want people to know who she was meeting.

‘We were going to go out on Friday, then they found a body and we knew she went though West Park, she was not answering her messages and calls.

‘I saw it was a teenage girl. I had a feeling it was her

‘I had a text from my friend, she had called me loads – I spoke to her and she said that body was Viktorija’s.

‘My friend had access to Viktorija’s Facebook as it was on her phone – and it showed she was talking to this boy [Lazy Cho].

‘His name was not a proper name.


Police holding varsity student over death of a casual laborer in Mai Mahiu

Police in Naivasha are holding a university student over the death of a casual laborer in Mai Mahiu trading center a week ago.

The suspect from St Paul University was arrested following an incident where the laborer died after he was attacked by a group of mob for allegedly robbing the student two years ago.

Trouble started after the student spotted the suspect in a bar in the town and raised an alarm with members of the public attacking the suspect.

A witness Jamleck Kiboi said that the suspect robbed the students two years ago and had been in hiding for the period before he visited the town last week.

“The student on spotting the suspect and with the help of members of the public attacked him and he was seriously beaten before police came to his rescue,” he said.

However the suspect died two days later while undergoing treatment and incriminated the student as the suspect who had planned the attack.

“The police arrested the student a day after the death and they are accusing him for the death of the suspect,” he said.

A senior police officer confirmed the arrest adding that the student would be arraigned in court facing murder charges.

“Before the suspect died, he pointed out the student as the person who led the attack in the bar and he has since been arrested,” he said.

Meanwhile, a middle aged driver died on the spot after a lorry he was driving rammed into the rear of another lorry along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

During the midnight incident near Delamere farm in Naivasha, two occupants of the front lorry escaped unscathed although all the vehicles were extensively damaged.

The driver of the trailer according to witnesses was to blame as he was in high speed when the accident occurred.

A witness Simon Mwathi said that all vehicles were heading to Nakuru from Naivasha when the trailer rammed into the lorry that was ferrying construction materials.

“The driver of the trailer was in his speed when he hit the lorry from the rear and died on the spot,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary and an inquest file opened up.

-Anthony Gitonga