Top Make-Up Artist Muthoni Njoba Shares Her Journey As A Single Mom

She is a leading professional make-up artist, who guides us with her tips and tricks on how to rock makeup 24/7 and has even worked with some of Kenya’s biggest celebs such as Caroline Mutoko. However what’s most notable is her journey to motherhood. One cannot help but relate to her story.

Makeup artist Muthoni Njoba, went from being a young person enjoying her life to being pregnant and ending up a single and jobless mom at the tender age of 22.

She opens up about her inspiring story on the January issue of Parents Magazine, where she candidly shares her journey.

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She shared this post about the interview on her Facebook, ‘ Lemayan and I are excited to be on the cover of the January 2016 Parents Magazine, feeling very blessed it’s my first cover story and I got to shoot it with the love of my life my son. I first started reading Parents Magazine when I was pregnant, I was 22yrs old single, jobless and clueless to what the future held. The stories I read in Parents Magazine were so inspiring and filled me with hope for a better future at the lowest time of my life. It’s such a humbling and exciting experience to now be on the cover sharing my life, my struggles, my achievements, my motivation and my faith in God with you all. I pray that the same hope I found in the stories I read while I was pregnant will have the same positive impact on someone who needs its most. Wishing you all a Beautiful & Successful 2016 filled with Love & Laughter.’

Her story has managed to capture the attention of many other Kenyan women, who appreciated her through her social media accounts.

She updated the above post and captioned, To all the single parents who have reached out to me after reading my story in this months Parents Magazine, I just want to say thank you for your beautiful words. I had no idea the impact of sharing my journey would have, it was a prayer that it would be helpful to someone who needed a reason to hold on to faith and now I know that many times we may feel alone in times of trials but if we speak out we will find many of us share the same struggles, hopes and dreams when it comes to giving our children a bright and wonderful future. May God bless each of you, lots and lots of love from my son & I.’

Muthoni is also a blogger and Lead Brand Ambassador, Official Make-up Artist of Maybelline New York,Kenya.Any Kenyan mom that is in need of motivation and inspiration should read about her journey in the January issue.

Here are pictures of Muthoni and her cute son Lemayan that she often shares with her social media followers (Courtesy Facebook/Muthoni Njoba):

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Fidel’s final journey

Thousands of mourners have started arriving at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology to pay their last respect to Fidel Odinga.

Hundreds of mourners camped outside the venue after failing to secure accommodation for the night, while transport to Bondo remain a challenge due to the high numbers of people travelling for the funeral service.

The service is expected to kick off at about 10am.

There is tight security with the regular and administration police keeping vigil to ensure smooth flow of traffic and no incident has so far been witnessed.

Business in Odinga’s homestead thrived with people reaping a fortune from the sale of Fidel calendars, T-Shirts and any accessory associated with the fallen hero.

On Friday hundreds of mourners thronged the home of Former Prime  Minister Raila Odinga in Bondo to receive the body of Fidel Odinga moments after it arrived from Kisumu.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong joined his Siaya counterpart Cornel Rasanga for the funeral service presided over by Anglican Bishop of Maseno West Diocese, Joseph Wesonga.

Among other dignitaries present included Siaya Senator James Orengo, former Westlands MP Fred Gumo, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, Busia Speaker Bernard Wamalwa, Matungu MP David Were and a host of other MPs from Nyanza.

A large portrait of the late Fidel was mounted next to his casket at the home of his Father Raila Odinga.

Delivering his sermon, Bishop Wesonga said death is devastating to families and urged Christians to take all their problems.

He appealed to Kenyans to offer spiritual nourishment to the Odinga family to enable them overcome the pain of losing their beloved son.

Governor Ojaamong offered foodstuffs to help the  Odinga family feed thousands of mourners who are expected at the burial of  Fidel “Jenerali” on Saturday

– The Star