I’ll Never Forgive You For Killing My Father, Slain Principal’s Daughter Tells Mother

I will never forgive you for killing my father, the teenage daughter of slain Gatunguru secondary school principal Samuel Mbogo has told her mother.

Margaret Wangari, a form two student at Kiria-ini girls told mourners if indeed her mother was behind her father’s murder, then her actions are unforgivable.

While giving her tribute during the burial service of her 50 years old father at Gakurwe primary school in Kiharu sub county, Murang’a county, Wangari wondered why women are turning against their husbands over property.

“Money should not kill such a cheerful person. Why do women nowadays prioritise money that much?” Wangari who was sobbing wondered.

She said people should consider the effect of their actions on children saying she was undergoing unbearable pain over what happened to her father.

“Those people you kill also have families, mothers, fathers and siblings who care about them. Money is nothing when there is no peace,” Wangari added.

Wangari’s speech moved the crowd to tears as she said that her father’s murder had left her and her 4 siblings alone as their mother is in police custody.

In a highly emotive burial service, Mbogo was eulogised as a highly effective educator who integrated well with the community.

Mbogo was the first principal at the school that was built in 2011.

His wife Alice Mugechi and another suspect Samuel Gitu are being held at Murang’a police station until May 28 when they are expected to take plea for murder charges.

Hundreds of mourners attended the burial as speakers called on speedy investigations into his murder.

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‘I’m going to pass away’: Mother-of-five with incurable cancer shares her agony – and her dying wish is to spend one last Christmas with her children

A Rockhampton mother who has been diagnosed with incurable cancer is facing the heartbreaking prospect that this Christmas with her family will be her last.

Nikki Flood, 37, has been battling cancer since the beginning of this year after doctors found a lump growing behind her knee.

Due to the aggressive nature of her illness, Nikki needed to have her left leg amputated four and a half months ago.

While this operation was meant to restore her health, weeks later tests revealed the cancer had spread throughout her body.

‘I’m palliative, I’m going to pass away,’ she told FEMAIL. ‘I’ve gone from being promised eight months months to weeks to living day by day.’

Nikki explained her recent diagnosis has revealed she has up to 50 tumours in each lung, and the cancer has further metastasised into the back of her brain.

Nikki said her children – CJ, 17, and Jai, 15, who both live at home with her – are her main priority, but she’s also having to take steps to prepare for her death.

‘Being a mum I have contacted a funeral parlour and spoken to them, and sorted some of that out,’ she confessed.

‘I have an advanced care health directive so I can be at home with my family.’

While her family – which includes her same sex partner Ange who is also her carer – are doing all they can to help her, Nikki said the strain has been hard.

‘It’s really hard for everybody. My daughter has just graduated [high school] she’s losing the only mum she’s ever known,’ she admitted.

‘As a mum to see them watch me go though this everyday, Nikki added, emotionally.

‘When they cry and they are sad and they are scared and showing fear, I know it’s me, and you can’t take that away from them.

‘We’re a family doing it together.’

Despite struggling to reconcile some aspects of her circumstances, Nikki still makes every effort to remain upbeat.

But because her lungs are now so fragile, Nikki has to take extra care that she doesn’t put any more pressure on her system.

The family have chipped into buy her a $90 breathing machine, and she’s careful not to do anything that could bring on a coughing fit that could see her lungs rupture and result in her bleeding to death.

While she is receiving treatment to alleviate her suffering, Nikki is only too aware this Christmas with her family may well be their last together.

It’s one the 37-year-old said she wants to make as special as possible but the strain of her illness has meant her and Ange are unable to work and both receive Centrelink payments.

We’ve got no money but I don’t need a big hamper for Christmas because I have already organised a Crisco hamper,’ she said.

‘But we don’t have any presents for the kids. We got no money to do anything fun.

The selfless mother is quick to point out her plea for help is for her family only, ‘I don’t want anything for me, I have never wanted anything for me.

‘The main thing I want is for the kids to have everything they like about Christmas, the lights, the decorations, the food and not worry if mum can afford presents this year or not.

‘And what I really to leave my children is to make sure we can secure this house for them and Ange and they don’t have to leave the home their mum passed away in.’

Nikki said her greatest wish is for her family, which also includes three older children, and two grandchildren, is to have a Christmas they will never forget.

‘This is the last year they will spend with mum, and I want them to think everything is great.’

‘I just want them to be kids and to be happy.’

Through Jai’s association with Project Booyah – a police-run leadership and mentor programme was designed for at-risk youth – a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds to give the family some ‘good memories’.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Senior Constable Joe Ramsay said Project Booyah met with Nikki and her family about 12 months ago when Nikki wanted help her with her son.

‘Nikki has always, always been about the kids,’ said Sen Const Ramsay.

‘Other people might crumble if they were looking at passing on but Nikki’s always been making sure everything is set up for them.

Though Nikki struggles with her declining health on a daily basis, she’s determined to be here for her family as long as she can.

‘I won’t give up hope,’ she concluded. ‘I am a fighter because I need to be here for my children.

‘My job as a mother is not done.’

Mother Who ABANDONED Her Children Including a Three-Year-Old For TWO WEEKS To Go Abroad Is Jailed

A mother who abandoned her children including a three-year-old for two weeks without hot water to go abroad has been jailed for six months.

The woman, a foreign national living in Liverpool, had returned to her home country to visit her mother.

The woman, who cannot be identified in order to protect her children, admitted four counts of neglect at Liverpool Crown Court today.

The mother, in her 30s, had lied to her children’s teachers by claiming they were on the trip with her, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Merseyside Police received a tip-off that young children were home alone for around two weeks in April this year.

Paul Blasbery, prosecuting, said officers attended the house but there was no answer at the front door.

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They went around the back of the house where they looked through a window, and saw the children run upstairs.

The children were eventually persuaded to open the door and officers found the house was ‘cold but tidy.’

The children at first claimed their mother had gone shopping but eventually one began to cry and revealed she had been gone for more than a week.

The court heard the woman had left money in the house and food in the cupboards, but could not organise supervision before she left.

The children were taken into care and the woman was eventually arrested and interviewed when she returned.

Teresa Loftus, defending, said the defendant had been told by her brother that their mother was dying, although this turned out to be untrue.

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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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Taylor Swift’s mother diagnosed with cancer

Pop star Taylor Swift, who has built an intense bond with her fans by sharing personal details of her life, revealed some sobering news Thursday: Her mother has cancer.

The singer did not divulge the nature or severity of the cancer, saying “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private.”

Andrea Finlay, 57, who years ago quit her job as a mutual fund marketing executive to raise Swift and Swift’s younger brother, Austin, has joined her famous daughter on tour and in several of her videos.

In a post on Tumblr, the blogging platform, Swift said that for Christmas last year, she asked her mom to get screened for potential health issues, “just to ease some worries of mine.” Her mother felt “perfectly fine” but went to the doctor for tests anyway “just to get me and my brother off her case” about it.

“The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know,” Swift added.

Swift also urged her fans to make sure their parents get screened for cancer and other potential health problems.

“She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle …” she wrote. “Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about.”

Swift added that “usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.

“Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this.”

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What happens when the baby is left home alone with the dad? (video)

When the baby is left at home with the dad, most of the time we expect disasters or a million phone calls to explain how to change diapers, or how to mix portions of their food, how to make them stop crying etc.

Well a lady uploaded a video online to show how her man took care of the child while she was away.

She was very suprised that the baby was calm when she was back and everything was in order.

What’s the secret you may ask? Well boys love their toys and in this case the day used a toy truck as a baby stroller to soothe the baby to sleep.

Watch the video:

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Najib Balala loses his mother

Mining Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala’s mother, Rahma bint Saleh, died in her sleep on Wednesday.

Saleh died at age 82 at her home in Kizingo estate, Mombasa.

Balala, who is ill, landed in Mombasa at around 11am. He thanked family and friends for their support.

Many gathered at the Kizingo residence to condole with him and his family.

They described Saleh as a strong woman for raising all her children after the death of her husband.

“She lived a healthy life and was a strong mother of all her children,” said Nyali politician Yasir Noor.

Balala’s close ally Ibrahim Khamis Babangida said Saleh lived her full life.

His former personal assistant and close friend Ben Furaha noted that Saleh’s death is a big loss to the family.

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir said his predecessor has a strong personality and urged residents to support him as he grieves.

“Losing a loved one isn’t easy. We pray to Allah to grant you strength and patience during this time of grief,” Nassir said.

Saleh’s burial will take place at Kikowani cemetery at around 1pm on Thursday.

The cortege will leave Kizingo at 9am on Thursday for 11am prayers at Shibu Mosque, Mwembe Tayari.

 

Woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets

A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday.

 Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said.

“They were transporting her from the surgery to whatever room, and she was still unconscious at that point. So, no, she never got to see them,” Todman said.

Morales was about seven months into her pregnancy when she delivered three girls and one boy Thursday, according to Todman. She has been one of the few able to visit the premature newborns and said they are doing well.

“They’re beautiful,” Todman said. “They have tubes in their mouths and their noses. They’ve got little monitors and wires all over their body.”

The infants will likely remain hospitalized for the next two months while doctors help them to get stronger and each reach a goal weight of 5 pounds, Todman said. Currently, they all weigh between just above 2 pounds to just above 3 pounds, she said.

Morales was initially hospitalized for high blood pressure. Complications ensued before Morales was taken into surgery, Todman said. She does not know what led to her passing.

“I don’t even care to know,” Todman said. “It doesn’t matter why. She’s still gone.”

Hospital spokeswoman Toni Eberhardt declined comment Saturday, but she released a statement from the hospital: “Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the family during this very difficult time.”

Morales, a former real estate agent who more recently worked for the University of Phoenix, and her husband, Carlos, who works in manufacturing, had been trying to conceive a baby for two years, Todman said. She said Morales tried everything from acupuncture to fertility treatments. Morales suffered a miscarriage before becoming pregnant last June.

Todman, who has been best friends with Morales since childhood, said Morales was more nervous about being a new mother than raising four children at once. Because of her previous miscarriage, Morales was apprehensive about getting too excited about the babies’ arrival. She mainly focused on doing things correctly throughout her pregnancy such as eating enough, Todman said.

“Her focus of her pregnancy was to make sure she did everything to make sure they were healthy so she was able to bring them into this world — and she did,” Todman said.

On Friday, Todman started a GoFundMe fundraising website for Carlos Morales and the infants on Friday. The site had received more than $29,000 in donations as of Saturday afternoon.

“I’m so grateful for the overwhelming support and the wonderful comments, and so are Carlos and Sandra, Erica’s mother. They are so entirely grateful,” Todman said.

Man threatens to kill mother after she refused to prepare him a meal

A 26-year-old man has been arraigned before a Narok Court for threatening to kill his mother who allegedly failed to prepare his evening meal.

The man was before Narok Resident Magistrate Zainabu Abdul charged guilty of threatening his mother Sarah Ngoyo with a panga on Christmas day this year in Narok town.

Davis Ngoyo is said to have come home drunk and became violent towards his mother and further went ahead to cut his own hand dripping blood on the face of his frightened mother.

Ngoyo pleaded guilty to the charges but the mother who was present in court pleaded with the court to deal with her son as she had become a threat to the family.

Sarah said his son would go into fits of violence whenever he was drunk and told the court that he had threatened to kill family members on several occasions.

His case will be mentioned on Tuesday.

 

Mother and daughter arrested for killing toddler

A mother and her daughter are being held at Othaya Police station, Nyeri County over allegations of murder of their eight-month –old girl toddler.

The two were picked by police at their home in Kihungi village last night; Othaya after the child went missing since Thursday last week.

And after interrogation, the daughter Agnes Wangui showed police a shallow grave at the home compound where the child is alleged to have been buried in a shallow grave.

The baby was third born of Wangui.

The other two children were away from home for December holidays.

Reuben Kogi, a brother of Wangui told media at the home today that his mother Genelica Wanjiku and sister Wangui have been living abnormal life in the recent past before the child went missing.

He said it seems they were possessed by demons.

The child was buried near the grave of another family member Francis Muchiri who was their father.

A neigbour John Maina said that the two women have been behaving abnormally and strangely since last week since they have been picking tea after 6p.m and also picking coffee on Sundays and taking it to the nearest factory although the factory is normally closed on Sundays.

Area police boss George Ouko said they have started investigations over the matter and are seeking a court order in order to exhume the body.

Man buries his mother in a Hummer

A Nigerian billionaire based in Enugu recently buried his mother using a Hummer Jeep.
The loaded  man  used a brand new hummer jeep instead of the traditional casket to bury his mother.
He also splashed the hummer jeep with over 10,000 dollars.

Many people have commented on this with various opinions and some think that it is extremely unnecessary

Excess money or do we say so much love?

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Source : ireporterstv