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The polluted waters of Nairobi rivers may be turning city men, boys, and pigs impotent, suggests several studies from the University of Nairobi. The studies show that many mature male pigs (boars) feeding from the rivers in Dandora, Mathare, and Kibera have developed abnormal testicles.

They also show that in many piglets testicles are not descending into the scrotum, a problem researchers blame on their sewer-drinking mothers. The studies further prove that the rivers carry chemicals known to cause infertility in men and males in other animals.

The same chemicals have also been linked to the development of ovarian and breast cancers in women and prostate in men. Putting this evidence together, the researchers suggest that men and boys may be facing a similar fate with the boars and male piglets in Nairobi.

The studies led by Prof Henry Mutembei and Dr Ambrose Kipyegon Ng’eno of University of Nairobi, suggests that food produced using water from polluted rivers, including kales, could also be hurting fertility in men. “We are proposing a major study to establish the effects of these chemicals on human food, including vegetables, milk, meat, and eggs,” Mutembei told The Standard.

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They will look into the link between the chemicals and the possible development of breast and ovarian cancers in women and prostate cancer in males. “We started investigating the issue following complaints by pig farmers in Nairobi that too many of their male piglets had retained testicles,” explained Mutembei.

The farmers, who had complained to the university’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, had suspected the culprit to be the polluted waters of Nairobi’s rivers from which the mothers fed. ALSO  “We investigated and found 10 per cent of male piglets in the areas of Dandora, Mathare, and Kibera indeed had retained testicles,” says Mutembei.

A pig with two undescended testicles will be infertile. Next the team moved to investigate whether mature pigs or boars had any problems with their reproductive organs. In their study, which was published in the International Journal of Veterinary Science in April, the team harvested testicles from a number of boars feeding in the polluted waters of Nairobi rivers. They also collected testicles from boars fed on unpolluted waters as a control.

This information, the study says, is important for humans because the domestic pig has over 80 per cent genetic similarity to man. But to get an even clearer picture, Mutembei says they had further done similar tests on mice. The researchers fed mice on the contaminated waters of Nairobi River. On examining their testicles, they found similar deformities to those found in the boars.
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Comedian David The Student tests positive for Covid-19 in US after drama with racist couple

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Former Churchill Show comedian David Kangogo, famously known as David The Student, has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after he had an altercation with a Caucasian couple in the United States of America.

The comedian, through his Facebook page, said he started feeling unwell and also exhibited the symptoms associated with the deadly virus on Friday before going for a test which turned positive.

“I got diagnosed with Covid-19. Now I am quarantined and I trust and believe I’ll get through this. Thank you all for the support I’ve been receiving. Thank you! Please stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance,” he wrote.

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I ɢᴏᴛ ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴄᴏᴠɪᴅ 19 . I ɴᴏᴡ ᴀᴍ ǫᴜᴀʀᴀɴᴛɪɴᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ I ᴛʀᴜsᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ I’ʟʟ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʜɪs! Tʜᴀɴᴋ…

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Kangogo, who relocated to the US in search of greener pastures in 2018, has been working as a Lyft driver.

Last week the comedian was in the news after an angry Lyft passenger hurled racial slurs at him after he asked the Caucasian couple who had requested for a ride to put on a mask.

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In a disturbing video, which has since gone viral after it was shared by Al Jazeera, shows a passenger identified only as “Joe” erupting after Kangogo asked him to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride.

The clip shows the man getting out of the car and unleashing verbal abuse toward the former comedian as his female companion looks on.

Kongogo then urged the man to keep abusing him as he keeps recording the incident.

David The Student told the couple to “just put on” their masks, but he wasn’t having it and even threatened to urinate inside the car, the video shows.

Kangogo, 30, told Newsweek the man ignored his first request to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride. The company’s policy requires all passengers and drivers to don masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said he called Lyft representatives following the incident and then went home.

“I couldn’t drive,” Kangogo told the outlet. “I was literally shaking.”

In a statement, Lyft confirmed the unidentified passenger had been permanently banned.

“There is no place for discrimination of any sort in the Lyft community, and this behavior is absolutely unacceptable,” the statement reads. “We have permanently removed the rider from the Lyft community and have been in touch with the driver to offer our support.”


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Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u’s mother cremated in New York

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The mother of Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u who passed away in the United States after a long illness was cremated in a private ceremony held on Thursday at Utica in New York.

Mama Victoria Mercy Nyaithiru succumbed to cancer in New York last week Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

On Saturday, November 21, a memorial service was held virtually with Ms Ndung’u eulogising her mother, saying that she instilled a sense of responsibility that helped her become responsible as the firstborn in her family.

In the two hour ceremony that was broadcast on social media, the judge said she confided in her mother in both good and bad times.

“We would make many decisions together about their schooling. Over the years I embraced the role of a third parent. Our personalities complimented each other, we were both workaholics but you were soft-spoken while I was strong-willed, assertive and stubborn. We made an excellent team,” she said.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, who also attended the virtual memorial, eulogised her as a passionate and hardworking woman, who raised a distinguished family whose members have served this nation with distinction.

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“She was a strong pillar for this country and mentored her children well. She did this because she believed that everyone needed to explore their gifts and realise their potential… her wise counsel will be missed by many,” she said.

Last week, in a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends, President Uhuru Kenyatta described Mama Nyaithiru as a kind and hardworking woman who raised an outstanding family.

“Mama Victoria Nyaithiru was a God-fearing woman who believed that ultimately all good things are the result of a life of honesty, faith, and hard work,” said Uhuru.

Mr Kenyatta added that the reputation of the deceased could be seen in her children’s contribution to Kenya’s socio-economic transformation.

The head of state prayed to God to give the family of the departed matriarch fortitude and comfort at this difficult period of mourning.


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‘My ex-wife is not my daughter’s mum,’ Pastor Burale clarifies November 23, 2020

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Pastor Robert Burale mistake his ex-wife for being his daughter’s mother, which is not the case. He and Rozinah Mwakideu were married for a year before experiencing a public break up.

At the time, Burale already had his daughter.

“People were saying how can you fight like this and you have a child together. They brought my daughter into a situation where she is not.

“My ex wife is not my daughter’s mother. And many people make that mistake.”

Adding;

“It was public. When we broke up, we didn’t have the luxury of setting things in private, so it was us and many other people who took sides. I was judged as a preacher and a relationship coach. I went through bitterness, self pity, depression and then healing.”

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Five years later, Burale was triggered after his wife did an interview with a local media house.

“I handled it with a lot of pain. There was alot of bitterness and anger. I do believe my ex wife was misquoted in some of those things. Cause I know some of those things that were said she didn’t say.”

Since then, the relationship coach has kept his relationship on the low key.

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