Janet Mbugua’s brother, Kevin Samuel, talks rehab, family and acting career

 In 2012, Kenyan TV series Mali arrived on our screens with the freshness that only a show branding itself as “Kenya’s first-ever soap opera” could have, and boasting a star-studded ensemble cast of Mumbi Maina, Mkamzee Mwatela, Brenda Wairimu, Daniel Peter Weke and Kevin Samuel. When Mali ended in 2015, it was the last time we would see Samuel on our screens.

 
Fast-forward to 2022, and Samuel makes his much-needed return to acting. First with a small role in an episode of Crime and Justice season 2 in March 2022, and now as one of the lead characters (Reggie) in the just-launched Showmax Original Kenyan thriller series Igiza.

Pitting twin sisters (Linda and Nicole – both played by Serah Ndanu) against each other, Igiza finds its villain (or at least one of them) in Reggie, an ambitious schemer with insatiable greed. Tame as he may look at first glance, Reggie is actually the one behind Linda and Nicole’s bitter rivalry – having swayed Linda to the unforgivable betrayal that lands her twin Nicole in prison for life.

In the present, Reggie, now more adept in his machinations, uses his wife’s fashion business to launder money for a dangerous cartel.

But a villain, perhaps, is a harsh description for Reggie, according to Samuel, who doesn’t think of his character as black or white.

“Primarily Reggie is conflicted,” Samuel says. “It’s easy to villainise him, especially if you know why things are set up the way they are with the two sisters. But the thing about Reggie is: he always comes from a place of trying to protect the family.” 

Throw in a very difficult childhood, and Reggie’s actions become, to some extent, justifiable. “He comes from a single mother household and grew up in a difficult part of town, so he was always aspirational,” Samuel explains.

“But unfortunately, that drive has pushed him into doing some very questionable things and has now landed him in a position where not only his life, but the life of his family is under threat.”

Samuel got the role when the world was still in lockdown due to COVID-19. “I got the role as a matter of timing. I happened to be here, and it just fit into my schedule,” he says.

He was actually supposed to be in London but that didn’t work out due to the pandemic. He decided to stay in Kenya for a while and see what else he could dabble in away from his work in psychology.

Then came Igiza.

It was also assembling a cast that any actor, even one who’s been out of the scene for a while like Samuel, would love to work alongside.

“I heard who they were considering casting. And I’m looking at their work with fresh eyes because I didn’t know all of them back then. And I’m like, yeah, that’s going to be interesting because these are some high calibre actors and high calibre people.”

It was perfect timing that Samuel was cast in Igiza but it was fate that he found his personal connection to Reggie.

“I was drawn to Reggie because he’s an addict,” says Samuel, once an addict himself. “He might not be a confessed addict, but he is an alcoholic and he’s addicted to money. And those two things, amongst others, have really brought him to where he is right now.” 

Samuel has been clean for three years now, having checked himself into rehab before he hit rock bottom. Reggie is a cautionary tale of what his life could have been.

“Reggie is a reminder of how things could have gone if I hadn’t decided to take that step. So that has been the most profound thing for me,” he says.

There was also that sense of responsibility Samuel felt for the world around him. His role is a critique of what he’d seen while spending time in Nairobi, a fast-paced city full of characters like Reggie.

“You see a lot of men in their mid-40s, who are basically just trying to string one day to the next. And a lot of them are drinking very heavily. Although it might not be seen societally as an addiction, Reggie, to me, is a way of presenting the picture and saying, actually, it is an addiction. This is what addiction looks like. Just because you’re going out to fancy places and drinking expensive whiskey doesn’t preclude you from being an addict,” Samuel says.

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Which divorce? Eddie Ndichu denies splitting with Janet Mbugua

A source close to Eddie Ndichu has responded to allegations that Eddie and Janet Mbugua, are in the process of getting a divorce.

The anonymous source disputed the claims stating that no case had been filed in court. In a phone interview, the source sought to know who had leaked the ‘false’ information.

The source close to Eddie interrogated Mpasho demanding to know the dates when the said divorce case was filed.

“Even if you go to court, there is no story like that filed. If indeed the story is correct, please give me the details of where you got the story from,” the source demanded. (As you well know, media ethics don’t allow journalists to reveal sources)

The source went on to dispute the existence of an ongoing divorce case.

“The divorce has not began. You have to rely on facts and also remember marriage is between two people and not about the public, although they are public figures. In any marriage or union, there could be differences but that doesn’t mean there is a divorce.”

The source denied the information from our trusted anonymous source and reiterated that it was fallacious.

“When you go ahead and state that they are divorcing, that is not true.”

Asked to speak on the state of Eddie’s and Janet’s marriage, the source said the two are at a better place to address that.

“Getting to the details of whether they are married or divorced, that is a matter Eddie and Janet can address. One thing I know is they are not divorced.”

Kenyans react to news of Janet Mbugua’s divorce

Kenyans have woken up to the news that Janet Mbugua and her ex-hubby Eddie Ndichu are getting a divorce.

This news was broken by a source who claimed the case has been ongoing and the two parties have kept mum about the private court proceedings.

Netizens reacted to the news of the divorce with mixed feelings, some thought it was long overdue while others pointed out that choosing peace is better than being in a toxic marriage.

Here are some of their reactions.

Rita Nzalu: Better to be back at your parents house alive than in a casket, Janet congratulations for choosing happiness .no verse in the bible that says till death do us apart .it’s man made constitution

Pätrîcíåh Trîccïê Pìpèr: Relationships are sometimes top tier ghetto. This is one thing that can mess up your life completely, be very careful. Pray and be sensible when falling in love. Love can turn a bright future into a miserable life. You will excuse the most bizarre behaviors that will eat you up in the end. You will lose yourself into it without knowledge. 5yrs down the line you don’t know who you are anymore. The ‘now’ you will now crave the ‘then’ you. Bad relationships can make you hate yourself. Be very careful. And pray to God you meet someone who at least emits your energy.

Pauline Regina: I can only imagine how difficult it has been for her, coz this is not the outcome she expected from the union. But then, if it’s not working, unasonga mbele.

LM James: This is not news, most of her videos I’ve watched she doesnt mention her hubby, infact I waited for the divorce back in 2020

Lewis Oska Mike: Welcome to the club of single s but happy Janet,ur peace is more important than troubled marriage👍❤️

Tamu Trinidad Luuna: That is her own decision!! but if she would engaged some of us about marriage issues , then we would advice her about how getting married is a journey with up’s and down’s but in all patience, respect, love , care and prayers, etc determines bond marriage .

Maggie Njenga: Everything is news until it happens to you,,,,, everyone has his/her own reasons for every decision,,,, but we are too quick to judge 🤔

Shakila Ali: Waah!the rate at which marriages are falling apart is quite alarming,what happened to ‘for better for worse’

Purie Gm: May we always Marry right. No one likes divorce but happiness and self peace comes first🥺

Brian Keyttaa Omw: Prenuptial agreements is always important. Sign them before marriage.

Hidz Wahida: Violence is a no. Find your peace girl.

Naftal Omanga: I think something is wrong with our marriages. Coming up with a research paper.

Essie Waweru Dennis: Maina always say better to marry in from 45yrs because marriage are scam …

Carol Muraya: I’ll need the best glue and sweetest glucose when I get married 🧐 my marriage shall stick and when things get sour we take some glucose and continue 😛Singlelness ni boring 💃💃💃

Jed Gachagua: Her peace of mind is very important. No need to be in a toxic relationship

Cikù Nice: I urge the government to legalize contractual marriages. Ukikaa na ghaidi mwaka mkose kuelewana , you part ways , Maisha insonga 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️

Ogai Ogai: If it costs you peace of mind and happiness,if it’s no longer healthy for you. It’s too expensive for you.

Akwam Vero Vero: Life is sweet wen u have a right partner

Nkatha Itumitu: Her peace of mind comes first

Luciana Watos: Hii maisha ukiona hampelekani piga indicator pisha mwenzako apite

George JaKodiere: File for divorce? C waachane tu

Rahab Kihara: Atiiiiii??? But I thot waliachanaga kitambo

Waithera Ratemo: What is happening to marriages and love??? Anyway her peace of mind and happiness matters most

Njuguna JG: that’s life ya siku hizi

Foi Shalin: Nisambaziwe number ya uyo mbaba😋😋 i want ro console him 🥺🥺

Rita Mwendwa Mmeru: Better stay single than stick to the wrong people peace to you Janet

Duke Orao: If it’s not working move on. Don’t force please mind your business

Ruth Ibrahim: No true love….uwongo Kila mahali

Brigitte Mbazira: Kenyan online prophets walijua wataachana tuu thyre even saying its not news.

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Janet Mbugua’s elder sister Sharon Mbugua has reminisced on her sister’s love life with hubby Eddie Ndichu.

Speaking to Classic105.com during Janet’s Podcast launch, Sharon described Janet as a go-getter.

Sharon is a mental health advocate and prefers her life private. She works with the Mental Health Association of Kenya.

“Other than being proud of Janet, I am inspired and challenged by her resilience because ever since she has not looked back,” she said.

“I tend to do my own thing and cheer Janet up from the background. My support comes more from family and I also spend time with her children.”

As her elder sister, Sharon said learning that Eddie had proposed to Janet was surprising.

“Eddy had been in and out of her life. I remember the first time I saw him was during a farewell party at KTN when she was going to South Africa,” she said.

“When she was there (South Africa), I learnt they connected and later,  they started dating.”

Sharon narrated how Janet put Eddie on the spot since he allegedly had a ‘reputation out there’ with women.

“Janet really tried to ask about such and other things because, how would she know for sure?”

Sharon said Eddie was persuasive enough to win Janet’s heart and even went out of his way to prove himself.

“The first day he came home and he had engaged her out of Nairobi, and they were sitting together and he was like, she is engaged,” she said.

“I remember being surprised because, yes, they had been together and had dated, but that step was a surprise.”

As a family, Sharon said they later switched the mood and helped plan her wedding.

“We helped with invitations and started planning for her wedding. But I can say, it was more of a surprise.”

Janet and Eddie Ndichu tied the knot in a colourful wedding ceremony in 2015 at Chaka Ranch in Nyeri county.

They allegedly ended their union a few years ago. They have two sons together.

A close source told whispered to us saying Janet has filed for divorce and the case is ongoing.

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Media personality Janet Mbugua second born son turns three

Media personality Janet Mbugua’s secondborn son, Mali Ndichu just turned three year older.

The mother of two shared a post celebrating her sons.

She wrote;

(Belated bday post)

Happy birthday to our wonderful little human, Mali.

May God bless you on your birthday and every day after. May you be comforted by His presence in your life, and always follow His guiding light. Amen 🙏🏾

Big brother Huru ran in to this frame and insisted on holding his hand and said, “that’s what brothers are for”.

So I’ll be right back, I’ve gone to ball my eyes out.”

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Janet’s husband Ndichu went on his Instagram Stories to share a message celebration alongside a cute photo.
Ndichu shared a selfie of him and his young son and joked about his son ‘popping bottles’, just like the one in his mouth as they marked his big day.
He noted that it was Mali’s third birthday weekend and quipped about him not using his pinky finger to hold his bottle like a real English man.
“Popping bottles! Birthday Weekend! Happy third birthday Mali Money! Watch the little finger(laughs),” he said.

Known for her passion in all matters women, Janet’s women foundation Inua Dada took a win for Africa.

Janet shared that she was excited to announce that Inua Dada Foundation was honoured to be the recipient of a global award from the World Association for Sexual Health.

“This was at the recently concluded 25th congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, funded by Hivos.”

Njugush to Sauti Sol! How your favorite celebrities have been conned

If you have lived in Nairobi or have a friend in Nairobi, then you have a story of how the con men and women of Nairobi have their ways in your life.

Well, Kenyan celebrities have shared a couple of their encounters with conmen and women.

Kuconiwa is just a part of living in Nairobi, right? And there’s nothing you can do about it, but atleast by sharing your story, someone will read and they will be careful not to be in the same situations as yours.

Check out some con stories by our Kenyan celebrities;

Comedian Njugush

Njugush is one of the most hilarious comedians in the 254. He will make fun about all situations. right?

Well, during a live session on his YouTube channel last week, Njugush was sharing stories with his wife Cele and the topic happened to be that of whether he has ever been conned.

Well, laughing Njugush narrated to his audience of his encounter with cons.

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“Sometimes back, being obedient cost me alot. At OTC, I met some guys. Kulikua hadi na mama wa heshima nikaona kakitu kameroll mbele yangu, so they told me, eei kijana nisaidie kuokota hiyo kitu. Kumbe it was two hundred bob.

“As a pastors child, I did that respectifully and gave a guy who appreciated me for being ‘good’. He gave me the money. As I was about to go, he calls me and asked if I wanted to win so the money would double. They were playing ‘Kamare’. I joined in and tried the first time with their two hundred but nikakuliwa. They asked me how much I had. I was in high school and so, during the term, nilikua nimejinyima kabisa and had save five hundred bob to buy a radio. So I had five hundred in my pocket.”

Njugush says he does not understand how he removed his money and all of it was ‘eaten’ including his bus fare of a hundred bob.

Njugush was left begging people to contribute money for fare to get back home.

That was his con story.

 

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Sauti Sol

Bien narrated how they were swindled out of their earnings following a show they did in Congo years ago.

Speaking on the Janjaruka series, Bien said the promoter put together a disappointing show in a small venue with a very small audience, to which they still gave their best performance.

“On the day of the show, we went to the venue at like 10 in the night! The venue was a ghost town, there were like 15 people in that place, and the sound was whack,” he said.

“We gave them a stadium show still and after the show, he was supposed to give us about $10,000 (Sh 1 million) as a way of finishing off the payment.

“He was like, ‘I’ll finish off in the morning before you guys go to the airport, I need to go to the bank’,” Bien recalls.

The following day, they woke up to find their hotel room hadn’t been paid for and it took some back-and-forth phone calls between the hotel manager and their promoter to get the matter settled.

The band were desperate to leave as it was December 24 and they wanted to be home for Christmas.

“So, manze, everyone is so desperate at that point because at that point I don’t even care about the money, I just want to leave. I just want to go,” he says.

They had to decide whether to chase their money with someone who already proved to be flaky or to just abscond and walk away.

At the end of the day, they were forced to make the difficult decision to walk away from the money and catch the bus that crossed the border into Kigali, where they managed to catch their flight back to Nairobi.

Bien advised artistes before performing anywhere to make sure of 90 per cent deposit, 10 per cent negotiable or before performing because once you’re on stage, it’s in God’s hands.

 

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Janet Mbugua

Media personality Janet Mbugua has narrated how she was conned while on duty.

Janet recalled how she went to the home of an alleged serial killer’s victim in Nairobi’s Lenana area to interview the family about the alleged crime.

Janet was working for a South African media and had come to Kenya for work. “It was in 2010, there was a trending story on Onyancha, who was allegedly a serial killer carrying out some gruesome murders in Nairobi,” she said.

“We finally identified a man who said his son was allegedly a victim and we decided and agreed to go but asked to be provided with extra security as we had very expensive equipment with us.

“All I remember is we went deep into the hearts of Lenana to capture his story.”

On reaching there, the alleged victim’s father tricked her and her cameraman to trust a group of men that he called in to help offer more security and protection for them and their expensive equipment.

He then went ahead to invite Janet to his home for tea, leaving the cameraman and driver, a group of four people, and they seemed legit.

“It was almost 5pm. The distance where I was going to record was short. I went to the house and got to know the family as I wait for the videographer to come so he films us,” she said.

“It took long, 10, 20 minutes and I was like, it’s taking long, why hasn’t he come back? It is almost 6pm, so I told them, we need to go check what was happening.

“The man who had led us to the house says lemme go check to make sure they are okay. He left the house and 10 minutes later, he ran into the house, saying, ‘Wameibiwa! Gari imeenda.

She says she was confused and all of a sudden, she remembered her handbag with her passport were all in the car.

She managed to locate a police officer who helped her go back to the hotel she was living in.

Janet and her cameraman were later that evening reunited with her cameraman with no shoes on, shaken and all their equipment gone!

“Everthing we had filmed in Mombasa was gone with the equipment, worth half a million. We just cried and we could not continue with our work, but we were alive,” she said.

“The man we were going to interview is behind this whole thing. He basically set us up!” Janet recalls her cameraman telling him upon his return.

They never got a chance to ascertain if the man’s son was an actual victim to the serial killer’s crime or if the whole thing was a fake set-up from the get-go.

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Celebrity mums who have kept their babies under-wraps from social media Photos

Celebrity mothers grace our timelines and are making major moves in their careers and lives and we cant help but envy them.

However, they are reluctant and do not let us into their private lives especially when it concerns their children.

Some of them partially show us their babies faces while others cover their babies faces fully with emojis and in other instances heir babies are completely off the lime lives

Here are some of the amazing mummies who have kept their children off the social scenes.

1.Brenda Wairimu

Brenda Wairimu is one of the best celebrated actresses Kenya has ever produced. The mother of one and Juliani’s baby mama has stood out in Kenya’s growing movie industry winning a couple of awards.

She is among one of the the mothers that has kept her beautiful baby girl of the social radar.

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2.Nancie Mwai

The Award-winning fashion blogger, Vlogger and influencer Nancie Mwai is also among the other Kenya celebrity who has kept her daughter Zosi off social networks.

She is probably 5-6 years now and we are just hopeful that one day we will get to see the apple of Nancie’s eye.

 

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3.Sarah Hassan

Celebrated Kenyan actress Sarah Hassan was set to deliver her baby earlier this year .

She has been silent from the social media and social scenes for a while and we think that she probably delivered her little angel. Well we hope that one of these days we will get to meet the baby.

 

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4.Janet Mbugua

The renowned TV personality is known for her stunning talent in the media world.

She is also known for keeping her family private from the netizens. The mother of one delivered a baby boy last year and but has been off the media scenes ever since.

Well, the baby is probably a few months old and we cant help but be over joyed for the blessings upon her family.

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5.Sharon Mundia

The beautiful vlogger, blogger and TV presenter Sharon MUndia also known as ‘This is Ess’ has For the longest time now not had shared pictures of her beautiful daughter to the public.

The mother of one ‘Naila’ went ahead to emphasize that she would want to keep her private life private and that and with that said, we respect the her hoping that her child will be as beautiful as the mother.

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6.Victoria Rubadiri

The beautiful calm and gorgeous TV anchor Victoria is one to admire. From her charismatic nature to her confidence.

The mother of one named ‘Neema’ has kept her child off social media since forever. We suspect that the child is probably a teenager but we can not confirm nor deny until we get to see her

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The election was why I left Citizen TV, Janet Mbugua opens up

Media personality and former Citizen TV employee has opened up on why she left TV.

Janet hosted prime time news with Hussein Mohammed which mainly was about politics.

She quit when the 2017 general elections was approaching.

Speaking in a recent interview, Janet says she did not feel challenged as she had covered another election.

“I did not want to be part of the reporting. I had been doing this for nine years. There was something about that election that made me want to be part of it and I felt like, I could not give it my all,” she said.

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She added;

Janet Mbugua
Janet Mbugua

“My heart did not want it because it was the same thing and I knew I will not be challenged. The election had the same candidate. Lemmi maybe wait for another election cycle to find my passion again. I was so honest,” she said.

She also stated that despite news anchoring being one of her greatest blessing in life, it is time consuming and she was beginning to feel fatigued.

Coincidentally, she had many lucrative opportunities away from the screen coming her way.

“My son was one and a half and I wanted to spend more time with him,” she said.

Janet, who at the time was expecting her second baby revealed that six months towards her resignation, she felt she needed to quit and follow her passions like empowering girls, authoring or public speaking.

Today, Janet runs her own passion project, Inua Dada that deals with helping girls and women on their various issues.

She made sure she used and has been using her public profile to create awareness and to help make changes in people’s lives.

 

‘My son could no longer recognize me’ Janet Mbugua on why she quit TV

TV personality Janet Mbugua has said one of the reason she stopped working as a presenter was because her son Huru had stopped recognizing her.

Janet who has worked with Capital FM, Citizen TV among others was speaking during an interview with Betty Kyallo.

She said

‘I was going through a lot when I decided to take a break. I was going through burn out. I also did not have a relationship with Huru.

Yes I would interact with him but the nanny did most of the stuff. There is a day I wanted to hug him but he turned away from me.

He was more familiar with the nanny that n he was with me.

For six months I put my projects in order and made sure I had projects that would sustain me for two years even if I left TV.’

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Janet Mbugua with Eddie Ndichu and their son
Janet Mbugua with Eddie Ndichu and their son

On marriage

“Take our time and make sure you are ready. This is because you can be good being in love but you don’t need to be married.

Sometimes it’s not easy.”

On friendship she said

‘I keep my circle of friends small and intimate and that is how I like it.’

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‘You do not really need to be married,’ Janet Mbugua tells Betty Kyallo

Janet Mbugua and Edward Ndichu got married on 30 May 2015. The two powerhouses had what seemed to be a great marriage until this year when rumours swirled that all was not well.

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Those rumours went into overdrive in June when Janet unfollowed her husband on social media. Janet also changed her bio on her Instagram page, editing out wife and retaining just “mum of two”.

Janet Mbugua with her sons
Janet Mbugua with her sons

Her answer was very cryptic saying, ‘It has been a few years…’ then posing contemplatively. She added,

‘I always tell those who keep on saying, “Oh my God, I can’t wait to start a family…” I say two things, take your time, and make sure that you are ready, because you could be good at being in love, but you do not really need to be married.’

Janet Mbugua with Eddie Ndichu and their son
Janet Mbugua with Eddie Ndichu and their son

She also explained that juggling her demanding career, motherhood and being a wife had it’s challenges. ‘Trying to balance family, work and expectations is really hard…I love my family, I love where I am. and, I know, the moment you say it is not easy, I can predict what the blog posts would say… but, it is fine, they would talk about it.’

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Janet Mbugua with roses on her head

Hmmm. Her answer says a lot…A lot…

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‘Its tough out there,’ Janet Mbugua’s husband addresses break up rumors

Janet Mbugua’s husband Eddie Ndichu has finally addressed the delicate topic of whether they are still a couple. Word on the street is that they have broken up.

Janet, unlike other celebrities, loves keeping a low profile.

Recently, Eddie Ndichu was celebrating his mothers birthday as she turned 60 and it is then that a concerned friend inquired if the two are still an item.

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The friend asks,

Eddie, bloggers wanasema mmeachana na Janet Mbugua,Oh God how I wish it’s a lie juu nawapenda sana.

To which Eddie responds,

Wanatafuta maclicks mbaya ni kunoma streets….hakuna jobs….nawapenda bado

The friends further adds,

Oh thank you sijui ningefanyaje. God bless your family.

Below are screenshots of the entire conversation.

 

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As if to emphasize that they are still a couple Eddie went on to share a photo of him and Janet showing off their newly acquired watches and the responses are hilarious.

#Retro type of weekend! Thank you @retrocasio_kefor the delivery! Brilliant pieces!

Below are some of the comments

julietwairimu:Heheee wadaku mtaambia watu nini ….God bless your marriage❤️❤️

just_ngigi:Kamati ya roho chafu watasema nini sasa? Napenda hii couple hadi naumwa😍😍❤❤❤

robimasero:A family that Casio’s together stays together 😍😍….#Casio #Timex

moreentsav:Vile naona kamati ya Roho chafu wakikimbia kwa the other twin wahakikishe udaku😂😂😂Hapa it’s confirmed Mambo Ni shwariiii….kule kwingine vipi?

leahnaimo:May God bless you both

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Kenyan celebrities that nailed the baby bump fashion

Pregnancy is a blessing. With it comes along changes in the mother’s body.

However many tend to hide depending on how they feel but here are some of the celebrity mummies that nailed it with the fashion they portrayed in their baby bumps.

Aika

The musician is famously known as the one half of Navy Kenzo. Aika never disappoints on how she dressed her baby bump.

When motherhood came along, she still maintained her stylish looks. She still glowed all through the journey as she welcomed her baby number two.

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Janet Mbugua

The popular media personality seemed to be killing it during her pregnancy. Janet brought her A Game on when it came to dressing for baby number two.
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Milly wa Jesus

Milly has been killing with her outfits as she goes through her journey of motherhood. She seems to be happy on the journey as she has been all glowed up.

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Diana Marua

Bahati’s wife has been killing it in the style sector. Her dress sense has attracted many as it fits her well showing how lovely and curvy she looks.

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Kambua

The gospel artiste’s news on her pregnancy brought joy to her fans. She has been showcasing beautiful looks as she welcomes her first baby to the world.

Picha inayohusiana

 

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Lillian Muli

Lillian Muli’s motherhood fashion left many amazed. The news anchor dressed in the most adorable way as she welcomed her newborn into the world.

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Risper Faith is the queen of curves. as such she has been killing it with the way she dresses. However, the baby bump never prevented her from dressing well and showing how curvy torso.

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Janet Mbugua’s Brother Narrates How He Tried to Kill Himself

Media personality, Janet Mbugua’s elder brother, Kevin Mbugua has opened up about how he once came close to ending his life while he was battling mental illness.

Kevin was speaking to Janet Mbugua on her new show, Here and Now, which will be airing on NTV every Thursday, after taking a long hiatus from TV since leaving Citizen TV.

In a candid conversation, his brother, a popular actor and single recalled how back in 2007 he was going through a dark phase and he thought that the only way out was to end his precious life.

 

He recalls how the suicidal thoughts engulfed his mind while on a train trip from Mombasa to Nairobi.

“I was taking a train from Mombasa to Nairobi and it was during that ride that I decided I was going to end my life,” he said.

He added,

I remember pulling the window down of the compartment and slowly throwing my stuff out and emptying my suitcase and by the time I was getting to Nairobi I didn’t even have a suitcase.

“I remember walking into shops and looking for something that was corrosive or poisonous enough that would do that job.

Kevin says that when he was in the hardware looking for something toxic, that is when it him that he was not okay and decided to call his family members.

That is when I called my mother and father and everybody in the family rallied behind me.

Now that he is doing great, Kevin says that he has realized that the type of darkness he was in was just a sign that there was a revolution about to happen.

He explains,

It is a sign that you’ve reached the maximum of a certain phase of your life and because you don’t know what the next phase of your life is supposed to be, your first instinct is to feel like your life is over.

But actually it is only the phase that is over and you should take it as a sign that you are about to evolve.

How to rock those head-wraps and look totally flawless!

Have you noticed head wraps are not being used for bad hair days only? They are being used for every day looks and to accentuate beauty.

The head wraps being a trend not only reminds you of a vintage look, it also reminds you of the 60’s looks which most ladies are now embracing and mahn! are they rocking the look.

1. Anne Kansiime

Comedian Anne Kansiime is not one to be left behind as she has embraced this modern trend looking extremely classy and elegant.

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2. Joy Kendi

Blogger and vlolgger among many other tittles Joy is another celebrity who loves this head-wrap trend and we can all tell that this look looks amazing on her.

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3. Amina Abdi

The glamorous and always happy Amina is one not to be left out by fashion. She slays all looks and this head-wrap is one of the looks that she slays effortlessly.

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4. Janet Mbugua

Former Tv anchor slays in this simple turban look and is a look every lady should try.

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5. Adelle Onyango

Radio presenter Adelle is one to experiment with different looks and designs and this head wrap was sure to give her that glow she was looking for.

This style of head wrapping is one to try out don’t you think?

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6. Nancie Mwai

The gorgeous sassy Nancie is one to watch out when it comes to fashion and this look did the exact thorough glow up that we cant help but want to try this head-wrap style.

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Local and international female celebs battling endometriosis -List

We take a look at local and international female celebrities who are battling endometriosis and those who have overcome the disease, whether partially or completely.

Endometriosis, sometimes called “endo,” is a common health problem in women. It gets its name from the word endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb.

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Endometriosis happens when this tissue grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong.

 Most often, endometriosis is found on the:
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Tissues that hold the uterus in place
  • Outer surface of the uterus

1. Jahmby Koikai

Jahmby says she has battled the disease since she was 13.

My name is Mary Njambi Koikai, a stage 4 Endometriosis survivor. The disease had ravaged my body for 19years and 3 years ago it spread to my lungs and chest area.

This disease was causing my lungs to collapse every month while I was on my period. I have undergone 16 surgeries including the main surgeries here in Atlanta, Georgia.

I have never had a painless period since I was 13years old. Doctors tried everything on me.

I tried everything you can think of until my gynaecologist told me I needed specialized treatment.

‘I am not cursed, I’m fighting for other women as well’ Jahmby Koikai speaks out

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Jahmby Koikai

2. Janet Mbugua

Janet opened up on her journey with endometriosis recently sharing her struggles and wins with the condition with her followers.

This was me in 2015. Ten years earlier, in 2005, I had just undergone a laparoscopy for deep ovarian endometriosis, also known as endometriomas or ovarian cysts.

It causes the formation of cavities within the ovary that fill with blood.

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It had been years, literally since high school, of painful, prolonged periods that sometimes rendered me unable to go to class or to the office, especially during the first few days of my cycle.

Finally getting a diagnosis was such a breakthrough and I was put on birth control thereafter and have had to continue using this, except for the times we were trying for a baby.

Until today, if I don’t take my medication, I’ll struggle during my period.

‘It had been years of pain’ Janet Mbugua speaks on battling endometriosis

3. Ciru Muriuki

The BBC reporter has on a few occasions opened up about battling endometriosis. For her no pain can compare to the one the condition puts one through.

Sharing a past photo of her Ciru says that its been years of pain.

This was me, after my first laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis cysts. It was two days before Christmas in 2017.

Basically,what was happening was I was bleeding into my ovaries every time I had my period.

Words cannot describe the pain. It sometimes takes years for endometriosis to be definitively diagnosed because women are told that pain is part of being a woman.

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4. Whoopi Goldberg

During  a past speech Whoopi said that she was lucky because her doctor was intelligent enough to identify what she was suffering from.

I had endometriosis 30 years ago maybe. 

I was very, very lucky.  I had an intelligent doctor who sort of knew what was going on and said well, here take this stuff and he cleared it up.  I was very lucky.

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Whoopi Goldberg

5. Jillian Michaels

The famous trainer was diagnosed with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, both of which affected her fertility.

“I was always told that fertility would/could be a problem for me. Why do I have this? … In order to get pregnant, I know it would require surgery.

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Jillian Michaels

For me, it becomes a sort of ‘I can’t handle doing that,'”she told Momlogic.

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Celebrities who show us how to rock maxi dresses effortlessly – Photos

 

 

Maxi dresses don’t show up to the party. They arrive. This is a statement from fashionistas that proves we should all wear this style.

Maxi dresses are so popular with many Kenyan women. From print to solid colors or shimmery, everyone notices a lady dressed in a maxi.

Maxi dresses can be worn in all sorts of occasions from weddings, to dinner, to vacations, and events such as Koroga.

Here are some of our celebs who show us how to wear maxi’s.

1. Neomi Ng’ang’a

The designer is wearing a floral maxi dresses which not only makes her look gorgeous, it adds class to her personality. This is a dress one should consider in your closet.

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2. Sheila Mwanyiga

The renowned media personalty-cum-MC is not only beautiful she is also slaying this amazing look. This look is totally beautiful.

 

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3. Grace Msalame

The beautiful mother of twins is rocking an elegant maxi dress that could be worn to a dinner date with your partner. The dress is elegant and very trendy and all ladies should have one of these.

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4. Janet Mbugua

The renowned journalist and a mother of two is simply stunning in this floral sunny dress. She is definitely one to look out for as her fashion sense is definitely top notch.

 

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5. Anita Nderu

The talented Tv personality has amazing taste when it comes to fashion and this maxi dress is not an exception. The different shades of blue in this maxi dress is simply divine.

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6. Catherine Kamau

The gorgeous actress is definitely giving ladies a run for their money with her fashion statement. This maxi dress is the IT factor as it displays curves giving it a classy touch to the blue glittered dress.

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Fashion Goddess: Janet Mbugua shows you how to rock jumpsuits – Photos

Janet Mbugua is loved by many for the passion she displays when it comes to her work.

She always keeps it classy whether she is at work, at home or just hanging out with the girls.

Confidence is the s3xier thing a woman can have. It’s much s3xier than any body part.

Of worth noting is that Janet Mbugua loves jumpsuits and she looks amazing in them.

Here are photos of the different times she has rocked jump suits.

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‘Words cannot describe the pain’ Ciru Muriuki on battling endometriosis

BBC reporter Ciru Muriuki has shared her battle with endometriosis.

This comes days after Janet Mbugua also shared her battle with the same condition.

Sharing a past photo of her Ciru says that its been years of pain.

This was me, after my first laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis cysts. It was two days before Christmas in 2017. Basically,what was happening was I was bleeding into my ovaries every time I had my period.

Words cannot describe the pain. It sometimes takes years for endometriosis to be definitively diagnosed because women are told that pain is part of being a woman.

‘It had been years of pain’ Janet Mbugua speaks on battling endometriosis

Ciru Muriuki

But here’s the thing. Terrible pain during your period is not normal. A prolonged, heavy period is not normal. A period that interferes with your daily routine is not normal.

Endometriosis has no cure. We need to push for more research into this terrible disease. #periodmatters #endowarrior #endometriosisawareness #yellowforendo #donotsufferinsilence #KnowEndo

 

She adds

The thing about endometriosis is that it stays with you every day. Even if you’re not in pain, there’s the fatigue. I wish I could describe how tired I get.

Then you dread your period. The horrible pain. The nausea.

The sweating. The vomiting. The constipation or diarrhea. Being scared of soiling yourself because of your heavy flow. None of this is normal. We need a cure.

Endometriosis  is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.

Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs.

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