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VIDEO: Why Kenyans back home get pissed off by exaggerated tales of Diaspora returnees

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Kenyans in the Diaspora should never assume that everyone back home is ready to hear them brag about their escapades. A study carried out by Kenya Satellite News Network shows that only 2% of the comrades back home want to hear you bragging. However, almost 80 percent of them don’t mind  “the nonsense”  as long as you keep calling the waiter and uttering words like lete kama tulivyo (loosely translated to bring another round).

All in all though, there are some things “native” Kenyans don’t like hearing from Diaspora returnees.

“You know back in the US, we blah blah blah….” completely pisses them off.

Please spare us the agony, a Kenyan who did not wish to be identified told this reporter in Nairobi recently.

But, on the other hand, there are many positive stories about the prospects of leading a successful and happy life that they are ready to listen to if  not told in a braggadocious way.

Sample this: After being away from your motherland for many years, herere is Shiku’s true story:

“I have lived in the United States for 10 years during which I got a Masters degree, got married and even had a baby,” she says.

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“But one day, I decided to get a one way ticket to Kenya and now my daughter and I are happily back in our motherland. Was it easy? No! Are we happy now? Very much so.”

The pros and cons of moving back to a society that has moved on fast are countless, including being able to regularly afford a manicure. The other side of the coin has Kenyan bosses who grope (read sexually harass) you without notice.

Have you been procrastinating about moving back?

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Man who allegedly stole from Zambian ambassador’s residence arraigned

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Police are holding a security guard who allegedly broke into Zambian ambassador’s official residence he was assigned guard duties in Lavington, Nairobi and stole household items.

Libasia Mbache of Lavington Security Services is detained at Kileleshwa police station. He was arrested at his hideout in Kibera.

Detective constable Kevin Kisasati of the directorate of criminal investigations Kilimani offices obtained orders to detain Mbache for five days pending investigations.

The embassy’s employee visited the residence where the former ambassador lived and found the house broken into and several items missing, and reported the same to the police.

In an affidavit filed at Kibera law courts, Kisasati said Mbache, who had been assigned to guard the premises, stole the items and disappeared to an unknown location.

Kisasati said the DCI has interrogated several people and recorded statements of witnesses.

He was applying for court orders to hold Mbache for three days to gather more information and recover the missing items as well as arrest his accomplices who are at large.

The detective said he needs the time to take Mbache’s fingerprints to the National Registration Bureau for identification and the DCI headquarters to determine his criminal records.

The suspect’s call data records will also be used to identify his accomplices.

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Chief magistrate Joyce Gandani granted the orders.

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‘I love you plenty!’ Emmy Kosgei’s 62-year-old hubby showers her with love on 40th birthday

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Award-winning gospel artiste Emmy Kosgei has turned 40 years old.

The Taunet Nelel hitmaker is 22 years younger than her Nigerian pastor husband Anselm Madubuko.

The couple is so much in love and while celebrating her birthday, Emmy posted,

HELLO 40! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! WHAT SHALL I RENDER TO JEHOVAH!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Emmy Kosgei

The 62-year-old General Overseer of Revival Assembly Church penned a sweet message to his lifetime partner on her special day.

Happy birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 my nubian Queen! I love u plenty! Keep increasing on all sides in Jesus love 💘

Emmy Kosgei

Check out birthday wishes from Emmy’s followers

terryannechebet Happiest Birthday my sister!!!! Welcome to the 4th floor!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

alicekamande 40 looks fab. Happy birthday Emmy , to many more blessed, fruitful years 🔥

joyceomondi Happy birthday beautiful!! ❤️

njeshqabbz Happy birthday @emmykosgei love the emerald green

mercymasikamuguro Happy birthday Madam Emmy💕

ladybee_254 Happy birthday siz🎂

annisiahgatwiri Happy Birthday Emmy n welcome to 4th floor

84123nk Happy birthday our sister may God bless every gift that he has purt in you and he continues to use you to do the work in Jesus name ❤️❤️

judietamira Happy Birthday jaber life begins at 40 be blessed

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Kenyan Netflix exec on producing during a pandemic and amplifying Africa’s creative potential

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Kenyan entertainment veteran and film producer Dorothy Ghettuba who is the head of Netflix’s African Original Programming has said she is keen on  amplifying Africa’s creative potential and producing during this pandemic.

Speaking to CNN in an exclusive interview, Ms. Ghettuba said even as the pandemic is throwing a lot of the plans off-kilter, she is finding good stories in Africa adding that this is the best time to find stories.

“What we are doing is we are betting forward. We haven’t slowed down. It’s been about me speaking to writers, looking at scripts, looking at stories and finding the best stories to tell out there,” she told CNN’s Eleni Giokos in a video interview.

Ms. Ghettuba also said she was happy that during this pandemic period there has been an uptick of  people streaming Netflix  to entertain them when they’re at home.

Asked how Netflix approaching content production during times of lockdown and a health crisis she said: I think this crisis has made everybody pause and now we really have to relook at how we produce. Productions take place in pretty intimate, high-touch environments with hundreds of artists, people and creators all together in close quarters. So for us in the short term, these practices will have to be changed.

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Ms Ghettuba also said Africa as a continent did not necessarily need to export its talent as they can be great even here in the continent by producing the best shows and having them watched all over the world.

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