Al Shabaab had planted a bomb for us! Dennis Okari reveals about Somalia visit

Dennis Okari, NTV’s investigative journalist recently opened up on a life experience he underwent in the line of duty, that left him shaken to the core.

You are the most amazing woman of God – Dennis Okari tells wife

Dennis narrated how a journey to Somalia hunting for a story could have been his last, saying that something seemed amiss the moment they arrived for their interview but as he explains, the soldiers tried to downplay it.

Dennis Okari
Dennis Okari

“We went to Somalia Jubaland and we were going to interview the president at statehouse and before leaving camp, we signed some documents and I could tell there was something they weren’t telling me. I knew the soldiers are trained to behave a certain way and I could tell they are trying to be calm but there was something wrong. After the interview, they drove us to an open field,” he explained.

Dennis Okari
Dennis Okari

According to Okari, the tension was as a result of a bomb being planted by the Al-Shabaab after being informed of their visit. Luckily, they evaded it and got back safely.

“It was actually a bomb. The previous day I was taking the town shots in one of the roads and they gave me 10 seconds to do that and I think the Al-Shabaab had seen us or somebody told them there were journalists around and because we were going to use the same road to whatever we are doing, they planted it early in the morning. What the military did, they were trying to go through the same route to make sure everything is okay. I was very very scared,” he said.

Dennis Okari posing
Dennis Okari posing

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You are the most amazing woman of God – Dennis Okari tells wife

Dennis Okari celebrated his wife yesterday with a lovely message commemorating their first anniversary. The father of one could not help but thank the love of his life for showing up and changing him.

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In an emotive post on Instagram, Dennis said he had waited for so long to finally mark his first year of marriage. He could not wait to celebrate his best friend, confidant, better half and heartbeat.

Dennis Okari in the TV studio
Dennis Okari in the TV studio

Attached to the lovely post was a powerful photo of their wedding day that portrayed them in the most vulnerable state. His message is below;

I’ve waited this long to say happy 1st anniversary to you my love. I cherish, respect, and honor you on this special day. You are the most amazing woman of God I’ve come to know. To many more years together. To many more celebrations.
To God, thank you for giving me the Joy of my life. To our church thank you for praying with us. To our family and friends, thank you for supporting us and walking with us. 

Dennis Okari
Dennis Okari and wife

Dennis and Naomi Joy walked down the aisle on February 15, 2019, during an intimate church ceremony attended by close friends and family. The ceremony was an invite-only affair.

The husky-voiced journalist kept their relationship private the whole time they were dating.

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‘No negative energy’ Betty Kyallo shades haters after Dennis Okari, Ken Mijungu drama

Betty Kyallo seems to have taken shots at social media users after she and her baby daddy Dennis Okari trended on twitter after they invited people inside their personal lives.

She shared a video of DJ Khaled on social media and wrote “Mumesikia? 🔊 Msiniletee negative energy hapa na ma-expert opinion 😂😂😂. Use it yourself 😂😂 I do what I want.”

It started when Betty took to social media to thank all who were there for her when her baby Ivanna was admitted to ICU for 4 months.

Betty thanked the doctors, friends and family but it didn’t go well with Okari’s best friend Ken Mijungu who shared screenshots of a conversation between him and Betty.

“I was crushed!” Betty Kyallo opens up about daughter’s illness

“Okari only came to work when he could and our boss understood for all those months. To deliberately paint him as irresponsible is immoral my friend. You don’t have to correct the impression you have created because the Somali guy is by your side but at-least be honest. We were friends before and one day we shall be friends again. Even though the relationship did not work Ivanna remains part of us and we thank God she is ok. As a friend, I followed up the progress of Ivanna occasionally texting Betty and sneaking in at the ward to see her. Anyone who has been to the ICU knows it’s a huge glass cubicle. You don’t need to thank Okari and Ivanna’s grandparents who visited and prayed with her but at least be honest about it. Ivanna opened her eyes on the 9th of April and we thank God for the miracle.”

Mijungu’s revelation also didn’t go well with Mercy Kyallo, Betty’s sister who responded with a long message;

“This is disappointing, I would urge for all intended purposes everyone attacking, bullying and with no substance coming at my sister Betty to first read and digest what it is that she has posted on her platform. The message that has been lost. That as we wrap up last year & reflect upon it, she chose to give thanks to God and appreciated her tests & accomplishments. 
Ken, you cannot force a thank you, Maybe that is why the old Swahili Saying “ Tenda Wema nenda Zako” You wrote her a disrespectful message asking her why she hasn’t thanked Dennis & you in her post, really? Looks like you are still seriously “keeping up” 
Dennis, I could see your handwriting everywhere, Last time we met, you took over my night shift & offered to sleep over with the baby. We thought to ourselves as a family that – you are a stranger – you & Naomi were both strangers to us but it was your right as a father, a kind gesture & we respected that. But after that you left, not a phone call or a message, yes you gave your contribution to our 9m+ ( yes correction 9m+) bill but never turned back to know if & how we left hospital. We were in hospital for 4months, you came around for 4 weeks then disappeared. 
Ken, It is distasteful that you would take the responsibility to lay public our hospital bill & allude that you (& team) contributed the heavier chunk, which nothing is further from the truth. Do you even know about after-care that is still ongoing?,
we had a home nurse & had a physiotherapist vist everyday (ksh 3000) per day. 
You found us at the ICU having gone through the toughest
– Dennis you had not seen your daughter’s face in years. You left us at the ward, before she could even regain her cognitive abilities never to be seen & heard from again. If you would like to talk about it do it on your platform. Respectfully. 
How dare you CALL THE POLICE , Saying Betty has threatened you TWO MEN. 
after you wrote her such a disrespectful message. Wow. “

One is never ugly, just broke! Pastor Burale shares TBT from high school

Today Pastor Burale cuts a refined and classy figure who dishes out motivational speeches and talks to Kenyans willing to learn. He does it with panache and elegance that makes one wonder if he always had it.

Robert Burale on the mike
Robert Burale on the mike

But as with many great men in life, the journey to the top isn’t easy. Burale aptly expresses that with the his growth from a spritely teenager in Bungoma High to one of the best speakers the country has ever seen.

The pastor recently shared a memento from his past on his Instagram page. His caption read;

When I represented Bungoma High School and emerged best public speaker in the country ….Mungu Mbele

Robert Burale TBT
Robert Burale TBT

Some of the comments are below from fans who were impressed with his journey, with being excited by his hair-cut at the time and said as much.

paulinekungu131 Whoever did your haircut mungu anamuona🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

itsnyakerario And someone had a mad crush on you.

kazijah_di_stargirl Pastor, sasa outing ulikuwa ukiinteract ama ulikuwa umeokoka….

awahomek RB stories before 1921 are not valid on this forum …….peleka hizo museum 🙈

fibsfibi You were the real deal..still are😊

_monifa_mo Enzi za matuta😂😂😂😂

faithfullyuongo Hair style u should revisit😕😕

marathonergitah Is this you😂😂😂!!??wacha Mungu aitwe Mungu

ryspermaina Aki enyewe no one is ugly…. Tuseme they’re just broke 😂😂😂😂😂😂

dun_gakuthi And the year was 18 what??

paulinekungu131 Whoever did your haircut mungu anamuona🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

itsnyakerario And someone had a mad crush on you.

marmexlito Oh boychild and ua galfriend thought you were cute 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Mungu ni mpoa sana🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

shalom_esther_kigo Transformation is real

Burale isn’t the only celeb in Kenya who has had such an interesting TBT. I will share a popular celeb’s TBT below. Can you guess whose it is?

Maina TBT
Guess who?

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‘I ran away!’ Betty Kyallo reveals about polygamous man she once dated

Betty Kyallo is always bubbly when one sees her, something that may cover up the scars and the experiences she has gone through.

The popular K24 presenter recently spoke to Reverend Lucy Natasha. The two had an intimate heart to heart. One of the things that emerged from the conversation is Betty’s complicated relationship.

Betty Kyallo with reverend Lucy Natasha
Betty Kyallo with reverend Lucy Natasha

The two were discussing Lucy’s new book, ‘Before you say I do’, and some interesting tidbits transpired. In the book, Lucy advises women on what to expect before getting married.

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During the show, the topic also drifted to the types of men ladies should stay away from or simply avoid getting married to. The two listed 6 different types of men that women should avoid like the plague.

Betty Kyallo with reverend Lucy Natasha
Betty Kyallo with reverend Lucy Natasha

The lengthy list strongly cautioned women against saying “I Do” to men who are not committed to monogamy or serious relationships.

Betty chimed in by saying that she had fallen in love without being wise and cautious. “Some of us fell into trouble before falling in love,” she said.

Betty Kyallo with reverend Lucy Natasha
Betty Kyallo with reverend Lucy Natasha

If they only knew my man was cooking for me during Okari’s wedding -Betty Kyallo

She admitted that she once dated a man who had an insatiable appetite for women. The mother of one claimed she had to run away from the man after getting tired of his philanderous behaviour;

 I will run away, I ran away and I will keep running away.

Betty Kyallo
Betty Kyallo

Betty was married to fellow journalist Dennis Okari in a short-lived marriage that lasted 6 months. She is then rumoured to have dated a man she named as Hassan, that many speculated was a flashy Kenyan  politician. One wonders who this man is that Betty dated that had such an insatiable appetite for women? Hmmm…

Governor Ali Hassan Joho
The governor looking dashing

Okari is now married so it definitely isn’t him…Ama?  The beauty recently announced she left the single train and is back on the dating scene once again.

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Love magic! Secret love formula between Dennis Okari and new bae

Dennis Okari popped the question on Saturday asking Joy Naomi if she would love to spend the rest of her life with him.

Pundits are now drawing comparisons between his first engagement to Betty Kyallo and this recent engagement.

Here are some of the pointers.

The second proposal was top secret not to be publicised.
Okari proposed to Joy Naomi in a surprise dinner where only family and very close friends were invited.

His first proposal to TV queen Betty Kyallo was carried out during a holiday in Mombasa.

According to sources,

“Dennis took her to Mombasa. They went to south coast’s Swahili Beach Hotel. He informed everyone about it and for two days tourists were just staring at Betty. He proposed at the poolside as a Maasai moran accompanied by two white twin girls carried the plate of roses surrounding the ring. It was mind blowing,” said our source.

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Later the media reports indicate that the couple did gush about their engagement.

“I will not deny nor confirm this story but I will let you know soon,” Betty told a section of the media..

Dennis on the other hand hinted the possibility of the wedding but declined to give more details.

“We are still planning and we will let you know as soon as all is ready,” he said.

The traditional wedding went swimmingly without any drama

Okari’s traditional wedding in ukambani – Joy Naomi’s parents home – is said to have gone smoothly. No hitches at all.

That was not the case with Betty’s ruracio.

“When we started preparations for the traditional wedding, the cracks started to show. A week and a half to the ceremony, certain things about me were said by my partner’s family, and my family found out. They weren’t happy,” Betty narrated to True Love.

Adding, “I needed to find out what time their entourage would arrive. But he did not pick up my call. I tired calling him again after an hour and once again it went unanswered.”

Betty’s parents tried to contact Okari which saw their calls go unanswered too.

“At 3pm, when we tried to call again, all their phones were off. By the time the sun was going down, it was obvious that I had been stood up on my traditional wedding.”

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All this time, Betty’s mother had invited almost 250 friends from her chama, they had used lots of money to prepare for the traditional wedding.

“My dad wanted to go and tell everyone what was happening, but i told him that i would go. I started by thanking them for coming and then i told them that things did not work out. I would sense that nobody understood what I was talking about, but I let them know that I was grateful to have them home since we had not connected for a long time.”

Parents love the new fiance

Going by the attendance at the engagement dinner, both Okari and Joy Naomi’s family seem to get along.

Again, this was the missing ingredient in Betty’s love life with Okari.

Everybody in her family wanted her to break up with Okari after what he had put her through. Three years down the line, pregnant Betty Kyallo would then go back to Okari as she talked to him behind her family’s back.

The two agreed that when their daughter turned one year, they would do a second traditional wedding even though Betty felt that she was not being protected by Okari when it came to his family’s side.

This time round, the traditional wedding was attended by only ten people. Betty explained,

“We then decided that when Ivanna turned one, we would have the wedding. The second traditional wedding leading up to this day was attended by only 10 people. My mum and dad were the only ones present from my from of the family. But ultimately, it was not the marriage ceremony I had dreamed of.”

The bride-to-be is sure of her decision

Joy Naomi was sure of her answer to Okari when she said, “Yes!” and hugged him tightly as the room burst out in cheers and ululation. The engagement dinner saw Okari get vulnerable and ask Joy:

“The answer that I will get today will be etched in my memories for as long as I live.
I will love you with all the wisdom that God will give me and not just to love you but also to love Him as well and to serve His people.”

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As for Betty, she had doubts from day one. She didn’t want the wedding nor the marriage but because of the “power couple” image they had created for the public, she agreed.

Betty said in a past interview:

“I felt it was still very premature and we had no story to tell. I was just learning the ropes and the idea of getting married was also just settling in. So I wasn’t sure if our story would have depth. You can imagine being engaged at 23, what do you know? But when you are in love, you easily get influenced by what your partner thinks and feels. And so Dennis managed to convince me to take the opportunity.”

We wish the happy couple the best in their impending nuptials.

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Exclusive: This is how Dennis Okari dressed for his proposal date over the weekend (photos)

Dennis Okari proposed to his girlfriend Naomi Joy at Eka Hotel Nairobi on Saturday night.

Hours before the engagement, Dennis was seen at the venue looking sharp, dressed in a black trouser, blue blazer, gray pull neck with a sense of African touch on the left hand side and brown loafer shoes.

Dennis arrived at Eka Hotel at exactly 8:20pm accompanied by a female friend.
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He seemed quite uneasy and busy on the phone as he talked to the hotels management crew.
Soon after he went straight to the area reserved for the big moment which was located next to the coffee bar, where everything was set. From the ambience to the well placed table napkins, and the waiters standing strategically, the atmosphere was heavy with expectation.
At exactly 9:35 PM, Dennis with some few friends stood at the entrance of the hotel, and shortly after celebrations filled the place as the lady walked in with some friends.
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There was no particular dress code colour as everyone was in their own.
Dennis went ahead to pop the question.
“I can’t wait to do life with you, and I can’t wait to start the journey if only I get the answer that I am expecting. So before all these lovely people, family, friends and our parents here.
This ring is just a symbol of my commitments to the covenant that we are going to make in one of these fine days.
So I want to ask you, Naomi Joy, with everything that I have and everything that I am will you marry me?”
Dennis 6
Overwhelmed by joy, she said yes and passionately, they hugged each other.
The surprise engagement was graced exclusively by family members and close friends to the two.

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Exclusive: Dennis Okari FINALLY proposes to his girlfriend (photos)

NTV’s investigative journalist Dennis Okari on Saturday proposed to his current girlfriend identified as Naomi Joy at Eka Hotel, Nairobi at exactly 9:40 PM.
In a short speech before his friends and family, Dennis said;
“What I am going to say is not scripted or rehearsed but it is coming from the bottom of my heart. I have no written speech.
Dennis 3
I never planned for this but what I know is that this day was ordained by God to be around this lovely people. This is going to be a special day for me an you because you are loving and God fearing person and I know that all the nice thing I can get are from you, so today I wanted to just share this special moments.
The answer that I will get today will be etched in my memories for as long as I live.” 
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“I will love you with all the wisdom that God will give me and not just to love you but also to love Him as well and to serve His people,” Dennis said.
This comes after a top secret Ruracio that was held in Ukambani in October last year.
Everyone was calm as they waited for the man of the day to do his things.

Dennis went ahead to pop the question.

Dennis 6
“I can’t wait to do life with you, and I can’t wait to start the journey if only I get the answer that I am expecting. So before all these lovely people, family, friends and our parents here.
This ring is just a symbol of my commitments to the covenant that we are going to make in one of these fine days.
So I want to ask you, Naomi Joy, with everything that I have and everything that I am will you marry me?
Overwhelmed by joy, she said yes and passionately, they hugged each other.
Check out more photos;
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Is Betty Kyalo hinting at new lover with her new post?

Betty Kyalo reveals a lot about her personal life on social media. The KTN news anchor and bubbly personality has been single ever since she and her husband Dennis Okari split up.

The split shocked most who thought that the two media after personalities would leave happily ever Continue reading “Is Betty Kyalo hinting at new lover with her new post?”

Money Talks! Betty Kyallo Takes Time To Unwind And Celebrate Her Upcoming Birthday In The Most Amazing Way (PHOTOS)

Betty Mutei Kyallo is currently one of the most popular and celebrated media personalities in Kenya, and she seems to get better by the day.

The KTN news anchor known for her Friday Briefing show has come a long way, but her hard work has definitely paid off.

Other than being a top TV personality, Betty Kyallo is also a businesswoman after she recently opened a top of the class salon and spa, Posh Palace, where popular public figures and celebrities go for grooming.

betty-kyallo-gucci

Betty Kyallo is also a mother to the most adorable baby girl, Ivanna, who she got with her ex-husband Dennis Okari. The couple was one of the most loved and cutest in the media industry but sadly, they broke up about 6 months after their wedding.

Natural Is Beautiful! Betty Kyallo Reveals Why She Prefers Her Natural Hair To Weaves

The breakup took a toll on both celebrities but Betty Kyallo seems to have picked up the pieces and is doing well financially and physically.

Betty Kyallo has been sharing stunning photos on her social media, looking younger after losing some weight, while dressed in expensive clothes and shoes, not forgetting her high-priced weaves.

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All in all, she seems very happy and at a good place in her life, and when it comes to time to unwind, she spares nothing to make sure she has the time of her life.

‘I Would Like To Introduce The Man In My Life,’ Betty Kyallo Shouts

The sassy journalist is currently on holiday after deciding to take a break to celebrate her birthday, which is on the 14th of March. She has shared a few photos during her trip and I have to say, she must be having a blast.

Check them out below. Ain’t she a lucky girl!