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VIDEO: Shock as Susan Njeri Thomi Kariuki, a Kenyan media entrepreneur in US, dies after short illness

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

US-based Kenyan media personality and entrepreneur, Susan Njeri Thomi Kariuki, has passed away. According to family sources, Ms Kariuki died at  Texas Presbyterian hospital in Plano, where she had been rushed after a short illness.

Sources told Kenya Satellite News (KSN) that she passed away while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Ms Kariuki, the President and CEO of Karisan Media, became ill suddenly on Thursday and was rushed to the hospital. Speaking to KSN on Friday, Mr Henry Pasha, the co-owner of Karisan Media company and a close friend to Njeri, said that he was still in shock after learning of the demise.

“I am in Alabama but I am taking the first flight out to Texas. I am confused…but I can confirm to you that indeed, Njeri is no more,” he said in a phone interview with this reporter.

Njeri’s mother, who is visiting the US, was informed of the death and, on Friday night, was on her way to Texas from New Jersey, where she was being hosted since she arrived from Kenya.

“It is extremely devastating for her as she had not met her daughter since she arrived in the US,” said a family source.

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By the time of going to press, the actual cause of death had not been made public.

News of Njeri’s passing caught many by surprise as she was not known to have any medical issues prior to Thursday.

Pasha had earlier written the following on Facebook: “I have received very bad news, my mentor, friend confidant..an icon to diaspora has passed away…I am the only Kenyan who knows where she lives…I am very far away,I don’t know where to start because I was the only one she had..and I was not there to see her off…I cannot even know why,because I am far…”

Another friend, Monica Macharia, wrote the following on Facebook: She was at my house Sunday! We agreed I call her leo after work so we can host a radio show tomorrow! Am shocked! Pole sana Pasha, may her soul Rest In Peace.

Essy W Harry said the following in this lengthy post: “Am lost for words, Njeri Thomi Kariuki I cannot believe you are gone. I ask myself how, why……..We forged our friendships here on Facebook back in the day when active on diaspora matters and radio, some of us gave up, but you never did, I admired your tenacity and passion for what you believed in.”

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Mukurima Muriuki wrote: “Devastated to learn about the passing on of Njeri Thomi Kariuki. I doubt there is anyone in the Diaspora who did not know about Njeri, for her contribution to Diaspora affairs went beyond the ordinary call of duty. Njeri never hesitated to speak her mind even when her position was the least favored.

May the Lord rest her soul in eternal peace.”

Here is a message from Njeri’s Mother and family…

Following the sudden death Susan Njeri Kariuki, her mum, family and friends invite you to join them tomorrow Sat August 26th at David and Grace (Her cousin) home at 409 Vista Noche Drive, Lewisville TX 75067 from 7pm. This will be  the first meeting to formulate a send off committee. Susan knew no boundaries, she has lived amongst us with joy, her voice will live in memories for long.

For further information please contact the following
Grace Waigwa  2147266839
David Gachie.   4109004527
Betty Ellis.         8326466491
Alex Karundu.   4694388388
Grace Chege.    2146169894

More details to follow.

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Crocodile displays woman’s body clenched in its jaws after killing her

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Locals have been camping at the bank of River Kuja in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County since Friday in search of the body of a 37-year-old woman who was attacked and killed by a crocodile.

The reptile is reported to have disappeared with Millicent Akoth’s body after killing her before emerging from the water with the body clenched in its jaws and disappearing again.

Akoth had gone to fetch water when the large crocodile “pounced” on her throwing her in the deep part of the river before biting her, according to witnesses.

West Kabuoch Location Chief Joseph Ogur said the crocodile disguised itself as stone, making it impossible for the woman to notice it.

“The lady fell into the water and the reptile attacked her before it carried her body and ‘displayed it’ a few minutes later before disappearing with it,” said Ogur.

Locals say the reptile was last seen at around 4:30pm on Friday displaying the body before disappearing into an unknown part of the river at 4.30 pm.

The mother of three children was in the company of one of her children when the incident occurred.

Her family, friends and relatives, however, remain optimistic that they will retrieve the body.

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The residents Manyuru village, West Kabuoch Location have complained of attacks by wild animals in the area.

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TV host Joyce Maina denies dating DJ Mo: “I’m not dumb to post a married man”

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Switch TV’s Joyce Maina has refuted rumours of her having an affair with renowned DJ Sammy Muraya alias DJ Mo.

There have been allegations about the two being together but Joyce has labeled it hearsay and fake news.

Sharing her side of the story, the TV host shared messages on her Instagram Stories asking if guys thought she was dumb enough to post pictures of a married man.

“How dumb do you think I am to post a married man (not that I’d ever be with one) on my IG,” she wrote.

Joyce found the news hilarious adding guys just mistook a person that was holding her, in a trendy photo, to be DJ Mo.

“Fake news is actually hilarious. So you guys went from not knowing what the man looks like (you just have a blurry photo that makes him look like a shadow), and now all over sudden its DJ Mo? Lol,” Joyce added.

The TV girl must have found the news hilarious and wondered why people would want to tarnish her reputation with such allegations.

Size 8’s take on cheating

Back in 2017, TUKO.co.ke reported on a story where Size 8 claimed that one should be ready to forgive the other when he/she cheats in marriage.

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Speaking during a recording of their vlog, the singer said that partners should always be ready to forgive each other in a relationship even when cheating occurs.

“And whoever says they cannot forgive, that is a root of pride,” she said. “Who tells you cannot do that?”

She told her fans cheating shouldn’t be allowed in marriages but in case it happens, couples should find a way to get past it.

“So when your spouse cheats, remember you cheat on God all the time but God forgives you. So forgive your spouse,” she added.

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The Sun is now Setting on your Chance to be Part of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

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With only 26 plots measuring 1/4 acres remaining, the window to own a plot of land at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace is now closing. As this is happening, the cost of these plots is now set to move up by 20%.

Here is the good news though; you still have a chance to secure your property before this change takes effect.

As this window slowly closes, the value additions are tripling as we are now headed to start internal roads murruming before we finally lay cabro on the same streets. On the other hand, the Kenya Power contract to lay underground power is right on the heels.

At the same time, the Razor Wire installation on Wall of Happiness and Wall not Knowledge (1.4Km in length) is also set to start next week.

Meanwhile, we are heartily celebrating the completion of the four walls surrounding this top gated community in Kiambu (Wall of Peace, Wall of Wisdom, Wall of Happiness and Wall of Knowledge).

As we share this update, the laying of paving blocks (cabro) on a one acre gate-area is ongoing as you see on the accompanying photo.

This cabro works on the estate’s driveway has been designed to give all families and visitors coming into this gated community an inviting welcome.

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