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VIDEO: 33 year old Kenyan woman found dead in Minnesota

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The editor, founder and executive director of ‘AfroElle’ magazine  Patricia Miswa has passed away in Minnesota. USA.

Miswa was pursuing a Masters degree in one of the colleges in MN after graduating with a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Daystar University in Kenya.

Below is a message posted by Doreen Selly, a close friend to the deceased:

With a heavy heart, we are saddened to announce the death of Patricia Miswa which occured on January 4th, 2018 at Mankato, MN.

At the time of her death, Patricia was a student at Minnesota State University, Mankatto, where she was pursuing her Master’s degree.

This sudden loss has devastated the family and close friends and even though we can offer support both emotionally and physically I feel there is more we can do to help.

It is the family’s wish to have Patricia buried on a family grave plot in Kenya. The cost of having her flown back to Kenya and buried are extortionate.

Your kind donations of whatever size will help the family accomplish this goal.

May God bless you as you help support this cause.

Kind regards,
Doreen

Miswa  was born on Sep 24th 1985

Details of the circumstances surrounding the death are still scanty but will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Here is Selly’s statement posted on social media on Friday:

Friends, it’s been a sad day for me after learning of the passing of my childhood friend Patricia Miswa 😭😭😭

I never thought I’d ever type a RIP for a dear close friend.

She passed away yesterday at a tender age of 32 in Mankato, MN here in the US where she was pursuing her masters degree.

The family wishes to have Patricia buried in Kenya. The cost of having her flown back to Kenya extortionate.

Help Patricia’s family with the funeral arrangements whichever way you can 🙏
No amount is too small. $1,5,10,100 anything so they can send the body home for proper send off.

Watch the tribute:

DONATIONS OPTIONS

– PAYING WITH A CARD- http://bit.ly/2CX8VeL

– CASHAPP- $doreenselly reference Patricia Miswa

– MPESA- Any Mpesa contributions shall be directed to +254 725764389 the name shall be Josephine Achieng’ Miswa

Share on your wall if you can 💖💖

 

Miswa was the founder and editor-in-chief of AfroElle Magazine, a digital publication that celebrates women of African heritage. She started the platform 7 years ago and has made tremendous strides in achieving the goals she set out to achieve.

AfroElle magazine has featured over 500 stories of women in Africa and the Diaspora. They are business owners, change-makers, artists, non-profit directors, and more—including women like Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka, Hollywood actress Lisa Raye and many more.

The digital magazine has truly created a space for women to build relationships and gain inspiration for starting their own projects. As AfroElle celebrates its 5th anniversary, I sat down with Patricia to discuss her journey and provide some insightful remedies on teamwork and impacting change in her media.

 

PHOTOS COURTESY: forharriet.com

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Fridah Wanza Musyoki Pole Sana dia, my condolences…

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Bonareri Samaha So sad 😭 one of the coolest, kindest and gentlest people I ever had the privilege to meet.

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Muthoni Omolo Oh my she was your friend, I’m so sorry for your loss Doreen Sélly.

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Brenda Sterling Oh my God. What happened? Im so sorry Doreen. I used to chat with her weekly. Wow

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Lilian Wa Kaesa May her soul rest in perfect peace

Patricia Miswa Miss you so much, Queen! 

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Patricia Miswa Poa sana! It has been long but hope you’ve been great 😊

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Brenda Kaku Haven’t I missed this beauty…

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Patricia Miswa Kaku! You are missed. Hope you’ve been keeping well. 

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Brenda Kaku I have been well dear. Looking forward to seeing you one of this fine days 

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Patricia Miswa Hahahaha! Finally 😊😊

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Wambui Muita Bobo Beautiful gal.. Awesome soul.. Rest in eternal peace Patricia Miswa

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Esy Gichobi Pat you have truly broken my heart… but i know we are visitors on this earth and that you are in the most loving arms of our Lord Jesus…rest well dear one till we meet again..

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Tabitha Wacera I dont have words to describe the loss of an awesome person. Patricia Miswa you left a mark.

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Claire Wamalwa This is so unbelievable!! You were such a beautiful soul. May you rest in peace.

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SA-based Kenyan journalist Christine Esipisu speaks to VOA on the unrest in the country

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BY BMJ MURIITHI
The situation in North West province of South Africa escalated Friday as violence mounted on the third day of riots that paralyzed the city of Mahikeng as the locals protested against corruption, lack of jobs, hospitals and better living conditions, among other things.
It got so volatile that it forced the country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to cancel his engagements at this year’s Commonwealth Summit in London, where he was also pitching to multinational investors with a message that “S Africa is open for business.” He had to hurriedly return home to try and contain the situation in the town that is about 300 km West  of Johannesburg.
For three days in a row, crowds had taken to the streets in and around the capital of the province  calling for the resignation of the territory’s premier Supra Mahumapeloa.
In recent weeks, unions and businessmen in the region have been calling for Mahumapelo to resign over allegations of corruption in the award of state tenders but he has denied any wrongdoing.
Speaking to Voice of America’s Harrison Kamau Friday, Ms Christine Esipisu, a South Africa-based journalist said the premier was being accused of corrupt tendencies.
She said that upon arrival from London, Mr Ramaphosa went straight into meetings with the local leaders in an attempt to quell the situation.
“Soon after arrival in the Northwest Province, to try and quell an outbreak of violent protests that forced him to cut short a visit to a Commonwealth summit,” She said. “
“He is holding meetings with officials to discuss the demonstrations against corruption, poor public services and the local government which is led by a member of his ruling African National Congress (ANC),” she added.
Listen to VOA’s Harrison Kamau as he  interviews South Africa-based Christine Esipisu on the radio show, “Indepth:

“We want the president to tell Supra he must go. That man is full of corruption,” 25-year-old Oratile Seadira, a construction worker who lives in a shack on the outskirts of Mahikeng, was quoted  as saying.

Ramaphosa, who replaced Jacob Zuma as president in February, has staked his reputation on rooting out the corruption and mismanagement associated with Zuma’s nine scandal-plagued years in power. His critics have however accused him of abetting the vice by “appointing people who have been accused of corruption into his cabinet.”

“We have nothing. No houses. No good schools. No hospital. People are saying they will burn the city if he doesn’t go.” The streets around him were quiet as Ramaphosa arrived.

 

Miriam Visage, 52, told the media that she and other South Africans in the region had been neglected.

“We have been neglected. We want Cyril Ramaphosa to come and see how we live, to scramble in the mud like us,” She said.

She added that she lives in a two room township house with her six children and seven grandchildren.

“The ANC is full of empty promises,” said Visage, accusing the police of firing live rounds during the protests. “We were very peaceful. Do they think we are wild animals to be shot?”

South Africa-based Kenyan-born journalist, Christine Esipisu. She spoke to VOA’s Harrison Kamau about the escalating situation in Nort West Province. PHOTO/COURTESY

 

 

 

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I truly love my 54 year old American boyfriend, says 21 year old Kenyan woman

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A Kenyan student in the United States is the subject of discussion after her relationship with her American boyfriend became a trending topic over their age-gap.

Speaking to Mail Online, Rehab Kimani, 21, said she met Joe Singiser, 54, through work at a nursing home in New Jersey.

 A student and home health aide, Rehab said that her friends got disgusted by her choice of boyfriend. They even stopped her from talking about her man whenever she was around them

“I thought he was very attractive and immediately wanted him,” she revealed. “I really liked his big muscles and that everyone at work was afraid of him.”

Rehab with Joe [Courtesy]

Rehab also reveals that despite being very comfortable on their first date, it was hard for her to deal with the way her family reacted as they did not take it positively.

“I just see him as my boyfriend and my best friend. If anything, the difference is that I take this relationship as more serious than previous ones. It took everyone a long time, but they are finally understanding of us being together.” She said.

Mr Singiser is a father of four and Rehab’s supervisor at work. He says he was ‘startled’ when he got interested in his younger employee but opted to press on with the relationship because he knew it was true love.

He says he noticed her beautiful smile from the across the room and would find excuses to come out of his office just to see her.

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Rehab says that she no longer sees the age difference. However, they do draw looks from strangers on the streets.

“We get looks while in public all the time,” she said. “Someone even came up to me once and said I should be ashamed of myself because I just want his money. I did get sensitive, but I just walked away.”

The couple, who have been together for a year now, lives together and are planning on starting a family together having started discussing the possibility of marriage and having children.

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VIDEO: US Senator angers Kenyans for saying Facebook user-agreement is written in Swahili

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Louisiana Senator, John Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee has pricked the ego of many Kenyans – and indeed that of other Swahili speakers – and left them very disappointed over his utterances.

This after he spoke in derogatory terms while answering a question during an interview with Kennedy  on popular Talk Show “Face the Nation” on CBS.

He was speaking about Facebook and its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday before heading to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

An apparently angry Sen. Kennedy took issue with the tech giant’s end user agreement which he said was written in a language nobody understands.

“The service agreement with Facebook….It is written in Swahili. Nobody understands it,” said the lawmaker.

Below is the verbatim part of the transcript:

KENNEDY: “It may be the case. I would rather do it with Facebook and the other social media platforms. Look, we’ve got to talk about the initial bargain. Is it, is it fair for me to give up all of my personal data to Facebook and apparently everybody else in the Western Hemisphere in exchange for me being able to see what some of my high school buddies had for dinner Saturday night? Who, who owns my data? Do I own it or does Facebook own it? The service agreement with Facebook. It’s written in Swahili. Nobody understands it. Should I have the right to to opt in as opposed to opt out — put the burden on Facebook? Should I have the right to erase my data? Should I have the right to demand that Facebook get my permission before it sells the data? We all know that poison is being spread on social media, not just Facebook. How are we going to stop it? And by the way while we’re talking about that — what’s poison? First Amendment concerns.”

Reaction on social media was swift, most of it on Facebook.

Kinyuajk wrote: Haya ni madharau ya aina gani sasa?

KanyuaRose wrote: “Mr Senator, I do understand Swahili and I am not a nobody. Shape up.

JoeOketch: Kumbe lose mouth pia ziko Marekani. Did he really have to say that?

Maulidi Juma wrote the following on Instagram: Is he serious that nobody understands Swahili. How derogatory?

Wakesho wroite: Of all the languages amechagua Kiswahili kutuchafulia jina not long after Trump reportedly called us sh**holes? Ngoja tu ataonana na Wakenya.

Watch the video below courtesy of CBS:

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