Media personality Julie Gichuru is mourning after losing a close friend identified as Edu who was also her classmate.
Julie says Edu’s mother was also her teacher.
He was also a friend to Julie’s husband Tony.
Julie says she has not come to terms with the loss as he was a supportive friend to them.
She shared throwback photos of them expressing her disappointment.
Check out the post;
“Meanwhile… we lost a friend last weekend. His mother was my teacher. His sister my classmate. He and Tony were pals from way back. He spoke at our wedding and was there to condole with us and support us when our darling son Mwaura past away.
I have not come to terms with this yet. This is hard. Rest well Edu. We will meet again. Our support and prayers are with your family. 🙏🙏🙏
We shall remember you, smiling, laughing, and living life to the fullest. Benga! Benga!”
Julie Gichuru and Anthony Gichuru have been married for years but that has not made them love each other less. In-fact they love each other more daily.
The couple have been blessed with five kids.
Julie took to her social media to share a tip on what sustains a marriage and that is ‘falling in love with each other over and over again’.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” This is so true
I want to take the time to thank and honour a man who always has my back, who believes in me and has always encouraged me to rise to heights I could not have believed achievable but that he innately knew I aspired to.
It is hard losing a child. No parent is ever prepared for this and when death knocks most parents mourn for years while some never over come the loss.
Dr Burton Grebin once said
“The death of a child is the most single most traumatic event in medicine.To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself “.
Some Kenyan celebrities have experienced this loss first hand and some don’t publicly express it, it doesn’t mean they aren’t hurting. So the next time you meet them on the street be kind because kindness does not hurt.
The TV presenter lost his son after he succumbed to complications related to Sickle cell anemia. In 2015, Okinyi announced the demise of his son to the public in the tweet below.
Before his untimely death Twani was to turn 5 years
The venacular artiste famously known for hits such as ‘Agiginya’ was a mother to twins (boy and girl) before losing one of them after he developed a chest infection that saw him admitted to Nairobi Women’s Hospital, where he sadly lost the battle.
In an earlier interview with Jeff on Inooro Fm, Shiru wa GP opened up about losing her son and she said:
“It was a bad experience because I didn’t expect it. It’s one of those situations when you have tried so hard then you finally have something good and then the devil snatches it from your hands. I had tried conceiving for 9 years, heading to 10 when God blessed me with twins. I was very excited even though they did not make it to term as they were born 2 months premature. At that point, I didn’t even ask people to pray with me as I knew God had already blessed me in a big way. It (the loss of my baby and my admission) was not only challenging emotionally but also financially as the bill had accumulated up to Shs4.5 million so I had to reach out for financial aid which wasn’t easy.”
God has been gracious to her as she still has her daughter.
Nigeria artiste Dbanj is among other celebrities who have lost their kids. Early this year his son drowned in a swimming pool at the residence leaving the young parents heartbroken.
Dbanj termed the period of losing his son as a hard one but he remained thankful to God for seeing him through.
‘The past few weeks have been incredibly trying and difficult, but God’s love has kept me and my family going. I can’t thank my team enough and the incredible love from you all. May God keep us all. #StrongerTogether’…🙏🙏🙏”
Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura and his wife Mukami Mwaura lost two of their kids after they developed complications after being born prematurely.
Mukami had delivered triplets namely – Njiru Maigua Mwaura, Mwaura Maigua and Njeri Maigua – who were all born at 28 weeks, sadly Njeri and Mwaura passed on after 3 months at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Speaking about her loss Mukami said
“The emptiness you are left with after you lose a child … “We may look as if we carry on with our lives as before. We may even have times of joy and happiness. Everything may seem normal. But this, EMPTINESS is how we all feel, all the time” ~ John Maddox, for Bereaved Parents Month “
Mukami is a happy mother though after his remaining son recently celebrated his 1st birthday.
5. Juliana Kanyomozi
Juliana, who is among the top female artistes in Uganda, lost her son after he succumbed to severe asthmatic attack at theAgha Khan hospital.
Juliana celebrated his fourth memorial with an emotional post reminiscing on how perfect he was as a son.
The laid back Julie opened up on losing her 3rd born son after a choking incident at home.
“MY HOUSE HELP WAS FEEDING THE CHILD, HE GOT CHOKED, RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL, THE DOCTORS MANAGED TO RESUSCITATE HIM, BUT LATER COULD NOT STAND THE AMOUNT OF ADRENALINE INJECTED IN HIS BODY, THE BOY LEFT US.
I YEARNED TO SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE IN MY SLEEP HE WOULD COME IN MY DREAMS, I WAS HOLDING HIM AGAIN. IT WAS A TRAUMATIZING TIME AND I ACTUALLY SAID TO MY HUSBAND WE ARE NEVER GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD AGAIN I CAN’T GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN.
WHEN WE LOST OUR BELOVED THIRD BORN WE WERE DEVASTATED. DESTROYED. TOTALLY BROKEN. BUT WE DID NOT LET GO OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD. IN SPITE OF OUR DEVASTATION AND GRIEF WE KEPT OUR FAITH. ONE YEAR LATER THE LORD GOD BLESSED US WITH A CHILD, AND WE NAMED HIM WANGAI, BECAUSE WE KNEW HE WAS A GIFT, WE HAD LEARNT THAT ULTIMATELY ALL CHILDREN BELONG TO GOD.”
Size 8 recently lost her unborn child after suffering a miscarriage,speaking about it she says
“Rumours were in many blogs that I was pregnant but I never did really confirm it because it was a battle all the way, so I just wanted to go with the fight privately. But God decided the best lane for me and I lost the pregnancy juzi. To be honest I’ve cried and asked God so many questions. I have given my husband stress. He is trying to make me be okay,” Size 8 said.
Chantelle and J Blessing lost their son Kyle at the Aga Khan hospital 3 years ago,After Kyle’s death J Blessing posted lines to the hymn “It is well” on his Facebook page.
“Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee. How great Thou art, how great Thou art.”
The couple later broke up due to irreconcilable differences.
They are not ranked in any order, here is our list of female Kenyan celebrities who are over 30-years-old, but look like they are barely 20.
From Julie Gichuru to Wahu they prove that age is just but a number.
Yvonne Okwara Matole
While some women would shy away from revealing their age, Yvonne Okwara is not afraid to let everyone know how old she is. Yvonne a senior anchor and editor is 35-years-old yet she does not look anything like above 30.
She makes curves look so good,she is the epitome of aging like fine wine,despite the fact that she is past her 30’s she could easily be mistaken for a 25 year old.
Julie Gichuru is proving everyday that age is nothing but a number. The gorgeous beauty is one of the female veterinary news anchors, and recently celebrated her birthday declaring she is 44.
Pierra Makena always graces our television sets, she is an actress, DJ and TV show host. She is 35 years if you were to guess her age, you would think she is much younger.
The mother of one received so many hateful messages after she gave birth to her daughter, with many attacking her for her weight but she didn’t let that put her down and gave a stern clapback to all her haters.
Daughter to veteran politician and the governor of Kisumu city Anyang Nyong’o, Lupita is an oscar award winner who does not look anything like her real age which.
If you were to guess her age you would pass her off as to be on her late 20’s. Lupita is 35 years and aging gracefully.
Wahu Kagwi Mathenge
Wahu is a legendary Kenyan female artist who is married to a fellow artist David Mathenge better known as Nameless a legend too in the Kenyan music industry. Wahu has two kids with her husband Nameless. Wahu is 37 years.
The Global Citizen Festival, Mandela 100 took place in Johannesburg South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela’s work to end poverty for his 100th birthday. Celebrities all over the world performed. Among the main performances was Beyonce and Jay Z.
Below are some of the Kenyan celebrities who got the chance to attend the spectacular event,
Media Personality Julie Gichuru has shared a life threatening experience travelling to Kigali, Rwanda.
She narrated how the plane had a problem landing twice because it was raining heavily. The pilot aborted landing twice and all this time she didn’t know what was going on as she was busy listening to music.
“Flew from Nairobi to Kigali this afternoon. As we tried to land in Kigali it was overcast and raining so we aborted landing twice. This flight has taught me some key lessons.
1. I had earphones on, listening to music- loud, as I often do. I had no idea that we had two dangerous encounters. If we went down I would have been oblivious till the last few seconds. Being present in the moment is an important thing… Or, is it? 🤨”
The situation was a scary one and she other people were literally praying and even some recorded goodbye videos for their loved ones.
2. When we landed I realised just how serious the situation was. Others on the flight had been praying and doing all manner of things in alarm. @john_seel actually recorded a goodbye video for his Mum! Yes, he did! 🤣 (we want to watch it John 🤣) So sweet though 😅 …and there I was, totally clueless.
Perspective is a fascinating thing.
But despite everything, she learned a lot from the whole experience.
3. Actually, if anything I was in great spirits while everyone else was panicking. Unaware of the aborted landings I did notice we were off course. This was terrain I had never seen before. I thought we had simply been redirected. I said to myself, ‘sometimes in life it is so important to go off course, in going onto a less travelled path you see new things and learn so much more.’ I was very impressed with my profound thought! As people prayed and recorded goodbye videos for loved ones I was marvelling at the terrain and taking pictures thinking to myself, ‘Wakanda beautiful continent is this!’ 😂😂😂 (Aren’t the pics lovely though!) Good people, Isn’t life interesting!? 😄😄😄🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤
Some choose to live away from social media while others just cannot live without it, showering us with their pictures and videos.
Besides their frequent appearance on radio and television screens most keep away their kids from the limelight.
Below are some of the media personalities and their kids
1. Robert Burale
When the daddy tries to look cool and young but then you realize age is catching up with you 😂😂😂😂😂……movie day with my daughter
2. Lulu Hassan
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children 😚.
3. Julie Gichuru
4. Shaffie Weru
Feeling like a SuperHero right about now!!!
5. Caroline Mutoko
Mother- daughter escapades.Heading out to find sunshine.
6. Kanze Dena
In an earlier post Kanze took to her social media to celebrate her son’s birthday,penning this sweet message for him
” Thank you all for the birthday wishes to PRE TEEN… Thank you for the encouraging words on following the Terms and conditions of this New season.. All I have to say in my defense “Nilikubeba tumboni mwangu for 9 months.. wewe ni baba/baby Forever’…( isn’t that every mothers best defense line/blackmail line.. 😂😂😂)..
But I will support your new season ili usije kusumbua mtoto wawenyewe in future.. 😂 …” Mbarikiwe wapendwa… Happy Sunday.. Lots of love”
Prisca Namwamba, wife to former MP for Budalangi Ababu Namwamba, is not shy when it comes to fashion and flaunting her beautiful body in flattering attire.
Be it in swimsuits, office wear or casual clothing she simply looks amazing.
“Mum” as she is fondly referred to by her fans and church members is a true definition that being in Christianity does not have to be boring when it comes to fashion.
Cathy, a pastor at Jubillee Christian Church (JCC) together with her husband has a great sense of fashion and she seems to have a special place for beautiful heels which is every girls dream.The mother of 3 does not shy away from dressing well.
Wife to NASA leader Raila Odinga, Idah knows how to dress conservatively without looking “old”. The mother of four who is found of rocking African attires still has it when it comes to fashion and we applaud her for that.
Believe it or not Julie in her forties dresses better than some of us in our twenties. She knows how to dress for different occasions unlike the normal Kenyan girls who just pick stuff from the wardrobe.
While some of us are busy following youtube tutorials for make up lessons, hers is always on point regardless of whether she is at work or at home. She is a true definition of beauty with brains given that she is a mother of 5, an entrepreneur and a wife .
The talented media personality is ageing like fine wine, the curvaceous and beautiful Sheila always brings out her best foot forward in the fashion department.
Although no one knows her exact age it is argued she is in her late thirties or early forties, which she is embracing so well, she knows how to dress her body without over doing it and we love it.
With the current generation where people are dying to show off skin, Sheila dresses with the intention of letting team mafisi imagine what’s hidden under the beautiful figure hugging dresses.
Media Personality Julie Gichuru has come out condemning a white man who was caught in a video assaulting a hotel staff at Grand Imperial hotel in Uganda.
The man who has now been identified as Jimmy Tailor lives in Arizona,In the video, he is heard screaming at the staffer that he disgraced Jesus. He then tries several times to punch him all this, while the staffer restrains himself.
Julie Gichuru has called out to Africans not to accept being treated badly further urging the American Embassy to take action against the man for assault.
“Dear Africans, fellow brothers and sisters, what is this? We cannot accept this. We are not longer subject to colonial masters. Our forefathers who died for our freedom would weep if they saw this. When you see this kind of behaviour record it and push for action. So, who is this man? I am told this was recorded in Uganda and he sounds American. The US Embassy should establish if he is one of theirs, apologise for his behaviour and he needs to be charged with assault and deported asap. NO. We will not accept this!!! ******************************************************Update: actually, I have changed my mind. We should NOT deport people like this straight away. They should serve some time in the jail cells of the land of the people they have insulted. Yes. Then maybe they will think twice about exposing their reprehensible attitudes on our continent.”
Media personality Julie Gichuru is thankful to God for her family.
In 2005, Julie Gichuru lost a son and she revealed it was the worst thing to ever happen to her.
Sometimes back while responding to questions from the audience during a poetry session, Julie opened up and tearfully explaining how her son died.
MY HOUSE HELP WAS FEEDING THE CHILD, HE GOT CHOKED, RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL, THE DOCTORS MANAGED TO RESUSCITATE HIM, BUT LATER COULD NOT STAND THE AMOUNT OF ADRENALINE INJECTED IN HIS BODY, THE BOY LEFT US.
Also in an interview with Kalekye Mumo on Talk Central last year, she talked about the tragic moment in their life and advised mothers to be extra careful especially with babies less than a year old.
“It was incredibly hard and I need to say now that our baby choked on pureed food, and to all the mothers and fathers out there, the biggest cause of child death under one year is choking. Children can choke on liquids and they can choke on solids, we didn’t know that and it happened,” she said in part.
“You see a lot of me out there but my life is my family, my life is my children. I was devastated beyond anything, I am telling you the kind of grief where you cannot breathe. I would literally would wake up and search for breath because I had no breath in my body.”
I YEARNED TO SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE IN MY SLEEP HE WOULD COME IN MY DREAMS, I WAS HOLDING HIM AGAIN. IT WAS A TRAUMATIZING TIME AND I ACTUALLY SAID TO MY HUSBAND WE ARE NEVER GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD AGAIN I CAN’T GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN.
Well, God later blessed her with another child and yesterday, she shared memories of her dead child leaving many in tears.
WHEN WE LOST OUR BELOVED THIRDBORN WE WERE DEVASTATED. DESTROYED. TOTALLY BROKEN. BUT WE DID NOT LET GO OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD. IN SPITE OF OUR DEVASTATION AND GRIEF WE KEPT OUR FAITH. ONE YEAR LATER THE LORD GOD BLESSED US WITH A CHILD, AND WE NAMED HIM WANGAI, BECAUSE WE KNEW HE WAS A GIFT, WE HAD LEARNT THAT ULTIMATELY ALL CHILDREN BELONG TO GOD.
“‘He belongs to God’, we said, ‘And the Lord has gifted us with the blessing to be his parents.’ Now Wangai is completing his coming of age ceremony. This process has enriched him with both cultural and Christian knowledge and values. We could not be more thankful to the almighty Lord! #AwesomeLord
DURING THE MASS THIS MORNING THE PRIEST SAID,
DO YOU SEEK THE FATHER WHO GIVES YOU BREAD OR THE BREAD THAT THE FATHER GIVES YOU?
AS WE ARE TOLD IN JOHN 6:27
DO NOT WORK FOR THE FOOD THAT PERISHES, BUT FOR THE FOOD THAT ENDURES TO ETERNAL LIFE, WHICH THE SON OF MAN WILL GIVE TO YOU. FOR ON HIM GOD THE FATHER HAS SET HIS SEAL.
WE ARE THANKFUL, BLESSED AND ENRICHED 🙏❤❤❤.
Julie and her husband are blessed with five children. Here are the reactions from her followers:
Munene.ciru: Profound….seek the father not the bread
Daviengash: Amen Amen very touching but encouraging keep the faith Julz. Thanks for sharing
Nadinemurekatete: Dear Julie the lord is always there to comfort you each and every day
David_mzepeda: God will be his vindicator, Keep your joy. Life is going to throw us curves. There will be disappointments, things that aren’t fair. That’s when you have to say, “Yet, will I rejoice in the Lord.” Blessed Mom!
Iambakari: So moving…thank you for sharing mum..be blessed
Keshrinshiks: Indeed when you seek the Father you automatically get the bread…I Adore the way you n Tonny teach your kids to be true christians n followers of Christ😘
Other celebrities who’ve lost their babies include Chantel of the Tokelezea hit song , Tanzanian actress Muna Love and Ugandan songstress Juliana Kanyamozi.
On this special day this is the sweet message Julie sent to her son. The message was followed by a photo of Julie and her son shaking hands,making it obvious that she is not ready to reveal him tho the public,we can only imagine if he has the good looks of his mother or the melanin colour of his dad.
“18 years ago today my water broke just after midnight. One and a half hours later my firstborn came into this world. So fast, so strong, so determined. In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined this journey!My son, my friend, my student, my teacher, my legacy, my love…. Happy Birthday young man! May all your days be filled with the purpose of the Lord, may they be filled with fulfilment and joy, may they be filled with effort and the blessed fruits of endeavour. May they be filled with LOVE.”
Julie is not only an amazing mother and wife but also a philanthropist who gives back to the society through her organizations such as FOOTPRINTS AFRICA FOUNDATION
which currently supports the Great Debaters Contest & Africa Leadership Dialogues, as well as the Natembea Campaign which takes shoes and healthcare information to children in less advantaged schools.
The organization also offers several scholarships annually and is in the process of launching several competitions across schools and universities in East Africa.As Julie Gichuru celebrates her sons birthday here are a few photos of the beautiful mum.
How TV presenter Sheila Mwanyigha celebrated her birthday
Kenyans are mourning that ten people who died in the ill-fated plane Fly-Sax-5y-CAC. Among those who died was a female pilot Barbra Kamau.
Barbra has been hailed as a Kenyan who loved and was dedicated to her career, having dreamt of being a pilot since her childhood. Many celebrities had interacted with her including Israeli-born singer Gillad, who shared a sweet message of Barbra and her co-pilot Jean.
MC Jessy is a familiar face when it comes to the comedy and stand up scene. Heis not only funny but a recent award by Furaha Centre for his charitable work proves that he has helping heart too.
The funny man from Meru steals the hearts of Kenyans with his dance moves and funny jokes when hosting local show Churchill raw which airs on NTV.
He has made a name for himself as he was recently emceeing at the Kinoru stadium in Meru during the Madaraka day celebrations.
Away from that the talented comedian spent some time giving back to the community at the Furaha centre in Meru bonding with children with cerebral palsy.
This came as a surprise to many since not many people know about Mc Jessy’s charitable work
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“Just been awarded by Furaha Centre for charity efforts in Meru and the whole country, and I have gladly accepted to be the charity ambassador for Furaha Centre,” the comedian posted followed by him receiving an award.
Here are the photos…
Among other celebrities who run charitable organizations include The Footprints Africa Foundation which was established to help empower and grow healthy, dignified and informed societies in the region.
Others include Janet Mbugua who runs Inua Dada Foundation which helps marginalized girls in the society especially in marginalized parts of Kenya.Stanley Kamau who runs Ahadi Kenya and has been on the fore front helping fight against jigger attacks.
Media personality Julie Gichuru brought out her top notch fashion sense during the just concluded Stanford University Africa Business Forum held in China.
The sassy and soft spoken public figure stepped out rocking a fitting pair of African print pants with a black top (below), and wasn’t she looking amazing.
The forum creates a platform for exceptional business leaders, insightful policy makers, pioneering faculty, and motivated students with a shared interest in shaping the future of business in Africa.
Its meant to exchange powerful ideas and build long-lasting relationships. It is a collaborative effort between the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed), the Africa Business Club, Stanford African Students’ Association and Center for African Studies.
Posting on her social media platform the sexy public figure said she had had the privillege of delivering a speech during the event
Bringing a pop of African colour to Guangzhou, China! Powerful week of investment, development & private sector meetings in an incredible city! May we make the right partnerships to unleash growth & development in Africa 🌍Awesome trousers by @rdclothiing#MadeInKenya#MadeInAfrica @wanjiru_mbugua calls them pants but I just can’t speak American. In English pants are something else 😂😋
Her followers were quick to compliment her on her beautiful choice of clothes. Check out the comments below
ahmedkabima-..your so beauty gal
samuel muturi.. Looking ausome.
petermjulius..Guangzhou pande gani,,nitabuy lunch Leo
Nickson.kimani..I love the colours za longi why lie
Looking at her, one would never guess Julie Gichuru can’t cook. I mean she’s successful, has a good man and is a mother to four adorable kids. How now?
She admitted as much adding she was never interested when it came to cooking.
The media personality shared a talk she had with her father on social media
“My father was reading the newspaper but stopped to contribute to a debate I was having with my mother. He interjected firmly, “But Julie, you must learn how to cook!” He was perturbed but I could tell it came from a place of love. So here’s the low down. I was a teenager & I had pointedly refused to learn how to cook. As the only daughter in the family it was obvious & apparently a source of social embarrassment. Indeed, in an African – Asian home this was unheard of, girls should know their place & the kitchen was part of that. But I was adamant, I was disinterested in the art of cooking… Read the full story on FB Julie Gichuru Fanpage 🤗🤗🤗 Just sharing a piece of me.”
She proved her father wrong by getting married to a man who wasn’t interested if she could cook or not.
Julie and her husband
She is happily married and also a mother and we hope she is learning one or two things about the kitchen.