Nigerian con artist pretending to be Bruno Mars scams woman Sh10million


A 63 year old woman has lost Sh10million after falling for the tricks of a Nigerian man posing as singer Bruno Mars.

Two Nigerians, Basil Amadi and Chinwedu Azugnwu are trending with people not believing a woman can fall for this scam. Both men were charged with money laundering, and Azuonwu’s bail is set at $30,000.

According to ABC30, Chinwendu Azuonwu was charged with third-degree felony money laundering last month.

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Bruno Mars arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held the at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

The victim told authorities she was 63-years-old when she started an Instagram account, and she began to speak with Azunwu, who posed as the “That’s What I Like” singer.

The 63-year-old woman told the police that he made her believe that he was interested in pursuing a romantic relationship, and she fell in love with who she thought was the real singer. Azonwu, and his alleged accomplice, Basil Amadi went the extra mile to legitimize the encounter. They would send photos of Bruno Mars on tour, to make the woman believe it was really the “24K Magic” artist.

24k magic singer Bruno Mars

According to police, she was convinced Mars needed help with touring expenses.

Court documents show she thought he was going to quit his tour to be with her. He first asked for a check for $10,000, and two days later asked for $90,000.

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The reasons why married couples stop talking to each other


A woman shutting down is a pretty normal scenario in many marriages. Just look at couples in traffic not speaking to one another and seeming angry.

This was the topic of discussion on Classic 105 Tubonge Tuesday where Maina Kageni could not understand how couples go for a month without talking to one another.

Mwalimu his co host told him that ‘it’s kawaida’ to see a couple at home pass one another like strangers.

Here are reasons for it:

1. For women, it is a defense mechanism for not feeling loved when not heard by their husbands. For men, it is often defensiveness against feeling disrespected when he interprets what he hears as criticism and control.husband-angry-with-wife

2. It’s hard to make conversation if you feel like you talk about the same subjects all the time.

3. Anger that has nit been healed or resolved.

4. They have grown apart and developed separate interestblack_couple(1)

5. They stop being curious and stop asking questions. Heard the saying ‘wacha ikae ivo tuu? Yup, they are not interested.

6. Being so busy in our jobs, you don’t have time to talk, and all you want to do is sleep when you get home.

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My boyfriend added his side chick to our Whatsapp group

The person who came up with the phrase ‘love is blind’ knew exactly what they were talking about, Because WOW!!!

A woman, who is an events planner, had a rather rude shock from her man. She describes in a somewhat hilarious manner how he formed a group for them


He cheated when I found out he decided to introduced me to the girl and surprisingly I didn’t have a problem with it, then he went on and created a whatsapp group added me and the new Bae, we used to talk on that group we were even planning a vacation.

Every morning he would Greet us in the group like “Good morning my two beautiful wives” and we would each reply “morning love

She is so chilled out about the relationship and reveals why she isn’t stressed

Right there and then I realized that I have no problem with polygamy marriage at all.
Guys I’m not making this up, this is the girl we still talk.
 man clapping hands
Her confession has triggered a flood of question with many asking how they were able to cooperate, whether they did 3Sums, and to date how things are going. Really guys?
Read how people are praising the man and calling him a legend:
Legendary stuff, can he be invited as a guest speaker to the men’s conference next year!!! 😂 😂 😂 😂, I still can’t believe what I have just read 😭😭😭@mandla20..
This guy should be given the podium for an hour in next year’s mens [email protected]
He’s our Secretary General for next year’s men’s conference

In respect…i salute ur ex…he was living on another planet…a true legend…tell him …i said i owe him money ye six pack..4 doing the most 😂😂

This guy is a legend. Whatever he did tou you girls should be studied in school.

This is actually very possible when you’re in love. I have been in a very similar situation and I wonder why I didn’t mind.

This is what happens when you’re in a relationship for your partner and not for yourself

Reminds me of this girl who created a WhatsApp group and added all the guys in the squad she had smashed

How to pamper your man in 20 easy ways


Girls how would you rate your relationship with your husband currently?

If things are thick, go through these 20 points and start making a change immediately.

1. Write a list of all the reasons you fell in love and married him. Read it to him, or leave it where he can find it.

2. Be affectionate at all time, with a hug, a wink, a spank on his backside, think out of the box girls. They will love it.

3. Whisper sweet nothings to him. Call, text, whatsapp or send him a naughty DM him at work.


4. Be his ride or die. Drop whatever you are doing if he needs to talk to you about things he is having difficulty with. Sometimes he needs you to just listen, there are times he will ask for your opinion and there may be situations when he wants space. Do not be threatened when he needs time to be alone. Respond with compassion and understanding.

5. Do simple things for him often. Cook and serve his tea, make mandazi, polish his shoes or any small gesture that will make him feel loved and cared for.

6. Dress up for him, put some cute lipstick, or lipbalm if you’re not into beauty products. Dress up the part and flaunt your curves, he will notice and appreciate your effort.


7. Pay attention to his needs. Sometimes we ladies tend to put our kids first, forgetting our husbands need our attention too. Make a conscious effort to take care of your husband and the little things he needs. You might need to mend his shirt, shop for new socks or buy his favourite coffee.

8. Run him a warm bath after a long day at work and hours in traffic. This Nairobi dust can also be something else. Prepare his slippers at the door, rub his back, give him a gentle massage or better yet, share the tub with him.

9. Get up early to prepare his favourite breakfast. Learn to cook if you don’t know how to. It’s true the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

10. Tell his parents about how good a man your husband is. Praise them for raising him the way they did. This will not only please your husband, it will create a bond between you and his family.


11. Make time for date nights, to keep the romance alive. He will always look forward to such moments.

12. Have impromptu parties, get togethers for him, and especially with his friends, can you picture him being the envy of his friends?

13. Assign and celebrate a day each month to be hubby’s day. Tell him it’s his special day, and you and your kids will do everything for him. Show him he is worth celebrating.

14. Drop your kiherehere. Find ways to talk to your husband about your needs without making it sound like you are complaining. Do not make your husband feel inadequate with your grievances, criticism and fault finding.


15. Be the wife any husband will be proud of. Commit to learn new things, improve yourself and develop your own interests.

16. Is he balding, and the pot belly getting bigger? When he  gets insecure about his body and age, say kind words of encouragement and reassurance. Declare your devotion all over again. Remind him you married him warts and all, and will continue to love him for the rest of your life.

17. Pray with your husband especially when he is worried about something. He needs to know you are there for him.

18. Stay in bed with him when he is sick.

19. Find reasons to be together. Run errands with him, watch football with him (yes girls do it even if you don’t know what’s going on). He doesn’t really need you, but will appreciate the company.

 20. Brag about your husband to your friends, his and your family. Let everyone know how grateful you are about being married to a terrific guy. Let your husband know he is the world to you. Love him, adore him, and let him follow you to the ends of the earth!

5 unrealistic things guys expect from girls

Trying to make sense of what a man wants from you can be difficult.


But here is a rundown of some of the things that guys expect from girls, that tend to cause a strain in relationships.
1. He needs a friend with benefit, but will never marry a girl who has had many relationships

Expecting a girl to be your friend with benefit for life is unrealistic. Won’t she find someone to marry, and wait just one minute is that even possible to be a friend with benefit for life?

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I have heard it said from many men that there are two types of chicks – the one to have funwith and – the one to marry.


2. Girls are expected to be natural ( we love you natural girls) but at the same time she must be super stunning

Even the moon has dark spots.
Okay, a girl can look good while being natural. But how can she manage to look SUPER S3XY without makeup. Sure, girls have natural beauty, but it doesn’t mean that you can expect her to look like you wish. Shouldn’t guys expect that a girl be caring, honest and all those nice things?

3. Be committed but not wedding crazy

Every girl has planned her wedding by the time she is done with college, whether or not she has a man.

‘It will be a private affair’ Zari on her upcoming wedding to her new man

So expecting to date her without any mention of future plans is unrealistic.

The marriage topic WILL ALWAYS come up, and if she is committed to you, the subject will be there.


4. Being low maintenance while looking high maintenance

The expectation is that she should be both, but not trying too much.

If you want her to look like a “high maintenance” girl, you need to spend money on her for maintenance. The word itself says “high maintenance,” How can you expect her to look the same with almost no money?

‘No bras for me due to pain and scars in my right breast and lung’ Jahmby

5. Being distant while still showing interest

Now this is confusing to girls. She can’t be turned on and off like a switch.

Guys, either you are in or you are out.

Is this true and what have you done when faced with such a situation?

Reasons why getting into a long term relationship is hard in Kenya

Having someone you can trust and call your own has to be the most amazing thing in the world, other than getting paid on a Friday. But it all seems to be different out here. Vitu kwa ground ni different aki. But why is it getting harder to have a long term fiancee as the day goes by.

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I bet here are the reasons:

1. Lungula

The rate at which people are engaging in twa twa I bet God up there is in shock. This tops the list on the reasons why staying committed is a hard thing to do. Twa twa is readily available like your favourite vegetable at Mama Otis.


The problem is that you eventually get caught and have to be shown the door like a stray dog.

2. Open relationship

mapenzi moto

This is the term used by anyone who wants to sleep around but has that Mr or Miss Fix It in case they have ran out of options out there. There’s no commitment so they are not answerable to anyone in case you catch them getting messy with someone else. Your only responsibility is to nurse them when under emotional turmoil majorly through intimacy.

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3. Money

Love is given to the highest bidder. Money is the major determinant. If your pockets don’t run deep so does your play ground become less populated. Not unless kwa twa twa you are a guru.


As a man it’s either you’re good in bed or well loaded to keep a woman for as long as she stays. Guys are faking having money game to trap potential women cause as it is being broke will cost you every opportunity you have out there.

Bro tafuta pesa watajileta tu!

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Jaw dropping Sh1.5million Laikipia Valentines getaway shocks Kenyans 


Getting a treat from your love on Valentines day is something special indeed.

A Valentines day poster inviting lovers to part with Sh1.5 million for a getaway in Laikipia has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

The poster has generated buzz for the printing mistakes and even the amount one should spend to show their love.

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Kenyans have responded saying it’s impractical and unthinkable to spend Sh1.5million during these hard times.

The poster detailed the experience that couples should expect in the getaway.
See below.

valentines chopper offer

Here are comments showing people really have no chills left for this world.

Denis Muga… Who has 1.5m in their Mpesa to pay using paybill 👀👀👀

Maina J Kip… Tunalipa 1M na paybill

Ben Nzy …Jus curious, am I supposed to pay 1.5m via paybill

Namunyak Nyami… Taki Labda kuna msee who will go to battle for y’all incase issues arise 🤣🤣🤣
Titus Maina ..It was all fun and games until the designer decided to stop reggae😁

Riako Ochieng ..mimi niko kwa paybill inalipiwa 1,500,000… hiyo ni pesa mtu hulipa na bank transfer ama swift, eft, or slap the man with cash…ama pesalink

Fiona Mureithi.. Yaani even my 7 year old can do a better job.. Nikama huyu designer ako Ronandingara😂😂

Mutaikp Prince Wilson.. chopper ni 100k per hr. Ukitaka kugo extra take it for 4 hrs.
1.5m ni 20% deposit ya apartments uko kileleshwa

Wema Sepetu – I aborted Kanumba’s baby’s on two different occasions

Sammy Esen Yaaani couple ni 1.5m na poster ni ya 150 shillings?
Don Joh Ram… So, someone will just go to mpesa and click “lipa na mpesa” and pay 1.5m? I need to know such people 🤣😅
Chris Tangut ..How can you transfer 1.5m through Mpesa
Nduati Michuki.. 1.5m after kudesign poster na Microsoft Excel ? 🤣🤣🤣
Yvonne Odhiambo.. This flyer looks like a garbage site pale grogon 🤦🏼‍♀️

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‘Stop giving our wives marital advice’ man blasts single women


No person loves giving unsolicited marriage advice like single women, an angry man told Classic 105’s Mike Mondo.

The bitter man reflected upon this when he called Classic 105 to complain about how single women are giving their married pals advice on how to handle marital disputes.

The angry man insisted this habit is ruining Kenyan marriages.

Do you agree with him? He said

These women join a chama, or some group, and she goes there discussing about you and in that group there is one person who will tell her what to do, married women are poisoned against their husbands

Is it wrong for a married woman to seek advice about her relationship from a single woman?


Others responded to Mike Mondo’s query said single women have bad intentions.

They blasted them urging single women to keep off.

‘Kenyan women ask for advice from each other about relationships instead of coming up with solutions, and there is always that one woman who will tell you to leave that ka man

Another echoed this same thought

She is poisoned against her man by her single friends who do the bad mouthing.

Ladies is this true?

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‘My husband washes me, plus my soiled knickers’ wife reveals

When you walk down the aisle, you take a vow to stick together through thick and thin.

It’s something we say but don’t really ponder for long because our wedding day is supposed to be happy, right?  So, what does it really look like to live out this vow?

That is exactly what one Kenyan man is doing, to the outrage of many.

He told Maina Kageni on Monday that he even washes her inner wear, especially when she wakes up late in a rush to scrub her panties. He says when he finds them when he get home before her, he will wash them for her, and put them outside to air. because she forgot to wash her panties, he helps her washing it. She cleans my boxers so why not?


In another scenario, a female caller shocked listeners on Wednesday with her tale of what her husband does for her that is so romantic.

She narrated

I have a man. He washes my panties, I don’t tell him to do it, he just wakes up washes his and mine, and when I’m cleaning the house he also helps. I hate ironing clothes, so he does so and even for our daughters, he doesn’t complain.

Cleaning floor using rag
Cleaning floor using rag

Even when I’m sitting down at home, he cleans, this is a man I really appreciate I don’t have to tell him to do stuff. He also washes my panties, you know at times ladies soil their panties but he washes them. It’s not a matter of being controlled, there are men out there who are good, even when I’m sick he washes me, he takes a basin puts hot water, scrubs me and will serve me any food in bed.

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Ruth Matete was aware of husbands ex wife


Gospel star Ruth Matete has said she was aware that her husband John Apewajoye, aka Beloved John, had been married before they hooked up.

John was previously married to Juliet Aihinomo Idehen who is based in Nigeria and they had two children.

‘I look forward to doing life with you my love,’ Ruth Matete celebrates bae

Matete told Word Is on Monday, “Tell her to provide proof they are still married. I am aware that John is her ex-husband but they are not married anymore. I know the children because they are my husband’s kids.”

She walked down the aisle with John on November 22 at a private wedding. “The wedding was successful, we thank God,” she said.

Ruth Matete with her man
Ruth Matete with her man

Previously, Matete, who is the daughter of Selina actor Abel Amunga, has opened up about growing in an abusive home.

“My mum got married to another man and later she introduced me to my biological father. I had never been to school I was always at home doing house chores,” she told Ebru TV.

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“My stepdad was not so good to me and my mum. He was a drunk and he used to beat me a lot. She sensed it was time for her to go as she was always in and out of hospital.

“My dad used to tell me that even when my mum was pregnant with me she was always sick from being beaten. He was a drunk and he used to beat me a lot.

“My dad was also married and his wife was not so good to me, she would beat me everyday when she wanted to solve issues with me.”

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‘Your death is unfair’ Mans final goodbye to wife

Saying goodbye to your soulmate for good is not an easy thing to do. We have all witnessed it in one way or another, be it family or friends.

A man has moved many to tears after penning a heart breaking goodbye to his dead wife on Twitter (see post below).

His fond farewell according to social media, has restored faith in love.

He began by writing

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, on Wednesday I lost my love of my life, my best friend, my soul mate. I lost my wife and my unborn child. Two years ago you held my face when we got married, today I held your face when I went down in the grave with you. My heart is broken

He continued

I cry for the future we lost, but grateful for the past and the memories we had. You completed me beyond words, I pray you get the highest place in jannah and that I will be reunited with you again. You had a life full of people who loved you but you had the biggest heart

The emotional post has captured hearts of social media users who have also paid tribute to her.

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‘My wife bought me a car and I cheat with it’ Luo man confesses



The saying hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, does not apply to this story.

A cheating husband who has been found multiple times with a side chick in the car his wife bought for him, is counting his blessings.

Mzungu opens up on why he married dark skinned luo woman

The wife who has been busting her cheating husband is so forgiving, he feels guilty about it, but won’t stop cheating.

The man told Classic 105’s Maina Kageni that

if I carry a girl, I feel guilty and when she finds me she forgives me, she confronts me but forgives me

This confession arose from the morning conversation where Mwalimu insisted that Kenyan women never uplift their men.

‘Vichwa ngumu’ men reveal reasons for not marrying Luo women

Apart from your mother you won’t find a women to uplift a man, from zero. Never!!! 

The Luo man called in to disprove Mwalimu’s theory with his personal account.

Ladies help men and they help a lot, they don’t shout about it. I am driving a car she bought for me, even sometimes when I drive a mpango wa kando I feel guilty. I think about what I am doing, but I can’t stop it. She doesn’t complain about the girls in my car, and forgives me every time.

I men how lucky can a man be? Isn’t he worried that perhaps her silence means something else?

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These are some of the ways to know your man loves you

There is nothing sweet as having someone who truly loves and cares for you by your side. These are some of the things that your man will pull to show that they care;

Tokeo la picha la lovers

Making you his priority

You will know someone loves you by the way they treat you. If you are a number one priority in his life or in everything he does then he does love you.

Always there for you

Someone who loves you will always be by your side in times of happiness and sadness. They will never have an excuse of being with you because they treasure you a lot.

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Interested in everything you do

You will see from his interest in you and whatever you do. This involves cooking, cleaning or even singing and dancing. The will always want to be committed to your activities and always offer to help.


Tokeo la picha la lovers cooking

Asks for your opinion

Someone who adores you will always ask for your opinion and advice before doing anything in them. They will always consult you before taking any step rather than doing anything they want to.

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Respects your decisions

When you tell someone what you think about something and reasons for your decisions, that person has some love for you. It not only shows that the person respects your decisions, but also you in person.

Its all in his touch

You can also know if someone cares from their touch. The kisses, the hugs and even when you cuddle you will always have that feeling of love. You will always feel safe when around them.

Picha inayohusiana

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Confides in you

They will be honest with you on everything and always tell you the truth no matter how painful it may be.

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A list of famous people who just love getting married


Do you get shocked to hear some of our favorite celebrities have been married 3 to 4 times? No? Me either. Some of them have even expressed their feelings that they don’t like being lonely and so need to be with someone all the time.

Yet there are those who have wed 8 to 9 times, and British American actress Elizabeth Taylor comes to mind here.

That’s way too many times if you ask me. Perhaps they should just chill out for a while.

Check out this list of such famous people who have made headlines with multiple marriages:

Kim Kardashian: Kim Kardashian is currently married to Kanye West. Together, they have 4 children. But Kanye is actually Kim’s third husband. She had a short 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. However, Kris was her second husband – before she was famous, she was married at a young age to music producer, Damon Thomas from 2000 – 2004.

Kim Kardashian at the MET gala
Kim Kardashian at the MET gala

Jeniffer Lopez: Jenny from the block has walked down the aisle three times. Her first husband was Cuban waiter, Ojani Noa, they were married for just under a year. Second husband was back-up dancer Cris Judd. They were married September 2001, to June 2002 – even shorter this time. Then she married singer, Marc Anthony in 2004. Together they had twins, but the couple did not live happily ever after. Their divorce was finalized in 2014. She is now planning her wedding to Alex Rodriguez, who’s divorced.

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Angelina Jolie: Angelina Jolie has been married three times. Her first husband was British actor, Jonny Lee Miller. The wedding ceremony saw Angelina wearing rubber pants and a white T-shirt with her husband’s name written on the back in her own blood. Her second marriage was in Vegas to actor Billy Bob Thornton after dating for only 2 months. Her third marriage was to Brad Pitt – they have recently filed for divorce.

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Kenny Rogers:The country legend has been married 5 times. His first wife was Janice Gordon; from 1958 till 1960. Then came Jean Rogers; from 1960 till 1963. Third wife was Margo Anderson from 1964 till 1976. His fourth marriage was to Marianne Gordon; they married in 1977 and divorced in 1993. It cost him $60 million. Finally, his fifth marriage is to Wanda Miller. They married in 1997 and are still married. Looks like he finally learned when to hold ’em.

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Larry King: Former CNN talk show host has been married eight times to seven different women. In 1997, he married his last wife, Shawn Southwick. On King and Southwick’s 10th anniversary in September 2007, Southwick joked she was “the only wife to have lasted into the two digits”. Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce in 2010 but reconciled, and filed for divorce again in 2019.


Nicholas Cage: Cage has been married four times. His first wife was actress Patricia Arquette, his second marriage was to singer and songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. Very fitting, seeing as Cage is an Elvis fan. His third wife is Alice Kim together they have a son, Kal-El. In March 2019, Cage married Erika Koike in Las Vegas, only to file for annulment four days later.

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“There was a recent breakup,” Cage, 55, said in an interview with The New York Times Magazine. “I don’t really want to talk about it. I was pretty upset about that and the way things happened.”

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Nyashinski shares powerful words about cheating after wedding

Nyashinski crashed the dreams of many lasses this weekend after news of his traditional wedding became public.

Over the weekend, the couple held a secret and intimate ceremony to celebrate their union. Only close friends and family were in attendance.

Immediately after the wedding, he took to social media and flaunted his new love. Further to that, he has already become a  relationship expert after dropping quotes. He took to twitter and said,

The responses to this tweet are just too hilarious. Most of them making fun of him for being an expert after a day of marriage. Here are a few hilarious comments:

Nyashinski replied to one guy telling him that he may be two days in the game, however he knows how it is played.

Mzae, mi niko fiti. Niko kwa fertile land.

Other comments were from followers who were concerned he is planning to cheat.

Kibet: Budda umeanza quotes mapema. Was it a wrong decision???

Dan: Bro are you thinking about doing it?? …coz you are saying its too long should we expect it sooner???

Saal: Kwani ushaanza kucheat?

Poggie: He admits it not a mistake, its a designed move

Nyashinksi must be having a good laugh in what tweeps are calling honeymoon time. Though I doubt people go on a honeymoon after a traditional wedding. He still has a white wedding to do.

His followers are already doubting the couple will last long. Especially the men on his timeline telling him it is too early to speak. Now he is high on love and that is why he thinks he will not cheat.

Those giving Nyashinski the benefit of doubt have told him they want to see results of their love in nine months.


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‘The memories kill me’ Late Joyce Laboso’s husband in tell all interview

His caught the country by surprise when he announced at Nairobi Hospital on July 29 the death of his wife, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso.

It was only hours after doctors had switched off life support machines on Laboso but Edwin Abonyo hardly betrayed any emotion.

The man who had spent decades working behind the scenes would during the period before his wife’s burial to worm his way into the hearts of many by his dignity in loss.

joyce labosos husband

Laboso succumbed to cancer after along treatment both in Nairobi, the United Kingdom and India.

Exactly three months on today, the father of Ted, Brian, Marco and Mina told the Star in an exclusive interview that he has been living in hell since his wife’s demise.

Abonyo said his family is still struggling to come to terms with the loss.

Describing a difficult phase of his life strength and humour, Abonyo told the Star that though he appear the strongest when the grief was fresh, he was the most affected of his family.

joyce labosos in hospital
joyce labosos in hospital in the U.K in a file photo

Abonyo said watching his wife endure the pain and see life slowly ebb away from her body sapped strength out of him, leaving a gaping hole in his heart.

“I have cried a lot in private. Whenever I step in our house, our room, in particular, the emotions come fresh. I remember everything and the memories kill me,” Abonyo said.

At some point, his eldest son Brian and his foster daughter walked in to join the conversation with the Star.

“June and July were the hardest as her situation got worse. Organ failures, swelling of the leg, her inability to walk and being bedridden went in quick succession,” Brian said.

Joyce Laboso in a file photo
Joyce Laboso in a file photo

Even more excruciating, he said, was watching her choke in pain with intravenous tubes all over her as the aggressive tumour grew, undeterred by the rigorous chemo and radiotherapies.

Even more gut-wrenching, Abonyo added, was the fact that he knew his wife had a slim chance of making it “as science records very few treatment success rates for second-time relapse of cancer.”

“In fact, at some point, I told the doctors not to actively resuscitate her as the pain became overbearing and her chances were growing negligible. I did the same for my mother, mother in law,” he added.

Abonyo said that he has not re-arranged the house and even the wardrobes in his city, Sotik and Fort Ternan homes.

In fact, there is still a picture of the former governor, a condolence book and four reddish candles sitting on a small table at the entrance corridor leading to his living room, depicting a mourning mood in the Kilimani, Nairobi home.

Even at Fort Ternan home, they put fresh flowers every time they travel back, which is every weekend, he said.

Joyce Laboso and Millie Odhiambo as guests on JKL
Joyce Laboso and Millie Odhiambo as guests on JKL

Abonyo said when Laboso’s cancer recurred, he was a fearful man, knowing that her survival chances were rapidly dwindling.

“When my wife first got diagnosed in the early 90s at Nairobi Hospital, I stopped all I was doing and drove to Nyalenda in Kisumu where my parents were living to cry at their feet,” he said.  “I told them Joyce was dying.”

Though Laboso survived this, he relived the experience when Laboso gave him a call from the US that she had been rediagnosed with it, only that this time, he did not run to cry to his parents.

Abonyo and his son Brian Ochieng’ said Laboso’s relapse was detected at MD Anderson Cancer Centre in the US when she went there on an official trip, sourcing for medical equipment and areas of partnership for her Bomet administration.

“She then just decided to take advantage of the trip to the facility to check herself. She was not feeling any pain at the time but I had observed she would complain of being tied frequently while here,” Abonyo said.

“When I got that call, I was devastated. I told her to wind up her trip and travel home so we start treatment,” he said.

As his wife received care from medics, he would feel a part of him was waste away.

“I had been away for 15 years and I thought coming back would allow me to be with mum and the family for a good time. This was not to be. It’s been a tearful period,” Brian said.

After the burial, Brian said, he remained at their For Ternan home for two weeks after everybody had returned to the city, an experience which left him lonely, only accompanied his mother’s grave.

“Every time I would see the grave, I would be broken. But we have tried to smart out of it because we are not the first to be bereaved,” he said.

For Mina, entering her parent’s room and seeing the belongings of the former governor brings back the pain afresh.

“It has been a traumatic experience. All of us lost weight and I, in fact, got white hair,” Mina, who served the governor as her private secretary in all her public life, said.

Sh2 million bill 

Abonyo said while he tried to clear all the hospital bills with the help of the state and friends, it is not yet done.

He said with his son Brian, they were recently surprised to receive communication from the London hospital demanding Sh2 million arrears.

“Together with my son, we cleared with the hospital, so we were surprised to have the bill,” he said.

“I however told them that we actually lost the patient, and since then they went silent. So we don’t know whether they will pursue it or let it slide,” added.

Expressing his profuse gratitude to friends who helped, Abonyo said, however, that not all the platitudes at his wife’s funeral were truthful.

“Politicians are notorious liars. In fact, when we heard what they would say, we sometimes just retreated with Brian to laugh,” he said.

“But [President] Uhuru is a good man,” he added.

“The state must be well appreciated. It afforded us much help. Joyce also had numerous friends who were loyal, genuine and true,” he added.

Among the friends he mentioned were Nairobi speaker Beatrice Elachi who, he said, visited them in London and spent nights with the governor at Nairobi Hospital.

CAS Rachel Shebesh, governors Anne Waiguru and Charity Ngilu, he said, also proved genuine friends.

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New Man Who Dis: Hamisa hints at finally being treated right


When you’re not hating, hurting or bitter, you glow different.

That’s something that literally anyone who has been unfortunate enough to suffer the misfortune of a bad relationship can testify to.


Socialite and video vixen Hamisa early October showed off a ring, prompting rumors she was engaged to a new man. She hasn’t revealed the identity of her new bae, but she’s happy.

She wrote a cryptic note about being finally in a good place.

You really do glow different when you’re treated right and loved properly ..

Hamisa has tried her luck with several men after Diamond ditched her, but so things have not worked in her favor.


She has been associated with at least three guys including one who was rumoured to be married.

She treated us to numerous photos of an American man, in a brief moment as the man who turned out to be a video vixen featured in one of her music videos.


We wonder who her latest lover is and if indeed she will share the good news with fans.


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Selena Gomez says ‘goodbye’ to ‘toxic’ Justin Bieber


Justin and Selena’s love story and eventual fall out has now been exposed years after their breakup.

Selena Gomez released a new song from her forthcoming third album called “Lose You to Love Me.” on October 23. It’s about letting go of a toxic ex in order to learn self-love.

Fans are saying every lyric in the song screams Justin Beiber.

In the song, she talks about all the times they got back together, and being warned against him by family, plus a breakdown because of the toll the relationship was taking on her.
“This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album,” the 27-year-old said in a statement. “I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself.”

Bieber and Gomez dated on and off from 2010 to 2018, before splitting for good in March 2018. Bieber got back together with Hailey Baldwin, and they wed.

Here are lyrics:
“You promised the world and I fell for it / I put you first and you adored it.” The song starts off with this line, like a reference to when Gomez reconciled with Bieber in 2017, despite her mom’s concerns. According to online reports, Selena and her mum argued about this, and her mum unfollowed her on social media and was hospitalized.

“I saw the signs and I ignored it / Rose-colored glasses all distorted.” Gomez and Bieber dated on and off again from 2010 to 2018, and despite all the cheating allegations and reported fighting, Gomez still defended her decision to get back with Bieber in 2017.

“We’d always go into it blindly.” Selena repeats about all the times they got back together.

“This dance, it was killing me softly.” This also seems like a reference to their multiple breakups and how their tumultuous relationship was taking a toll on her.

“I gave my all and they all know it.” Because so much of Bieber and Gomez’s relationship was public, fans know how much Gomez really tried to make things work with Bieber.

“In two months, you replaced us / Like it was easy.” This is perhaps the most telling lyric. Gomez and Bieber broke up for good in March 2018, and two months later, rumors went viral that he had reunited with now wife Hailey Baldwin.

“I needed to lose you to love me.” Ultimately, Gomez needed to break from Bieber to learn to love herself.
“And now the chapter is closed and done.” Bieber and Baldwin held two weddign ceremonies  in 2018 and 2019, so it’s a wrap.

“And now it’s goodbye, it’s goodbye for us.” This is basically Gomez’s goodbye letter to Bieber.

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