Connect with us

News

Former Kenyan TV presenter Louis Otieno goes deaf

Published

on

Former television news anchor Lious Otieno has appealed for financial help to enable him undergo specialized treatment to regain his hearing. The family has revealed that Lious Otieno, who worked for a number of TV stations including KTN, KBC and Citizen, suffers from acute pancreatitis.

The journalist has been in and out of hospital over the past few years.  The Louis Otieno Medical Fund was launched on Friday by a committee formed to raise funds to help in offsetting the medical bills. The committee said Louis lost his hearing while in hospital.

“Efforts to get his hearing fixed including using hearing aids have not been successful,” it said. “During this period, he has not been able to engage in any gainful income generating activities which has been strenuous for him and family.”

The only way his hearing can be fixed is by having a procedure undertaken in India called Cochlear implant. A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing in both ears; as of 2014 they had been used experimentally in some people who had acquired deafness in one ear after learning how to speak.

Cochlear implants bypass the normal hearing process; they have a sound processor that resides on the outside of the skin (and generally worn behind the ear) which contains microphones, electronics, battery, and a coil which transmits a signal to the implant. The implant has a coil to receive signals, electronics, and an array of electrodes which is placed into the cochlea, which stimulate the cochlear nerve.

READ ALSO:   LIVE TV: Uncertainty looms as Kenyan High Court nullifies presidential ballot paper tender

“The cost of this very needed surgery is quite high and hence our reaching out to friends, well-wishers, former peers and anyone who feels moved to support this man get his life back again,” the committee says.

Louis-Otieno-medical-fund Former TV presenter Louis Otieno goes deaf

Otieno has not been in good health for the past four years. In 2014, images of a frail Lious at Matter Hospital appeared on social media, which left many wondering what had happened to him.

At the time, Louis, the son of long-time radio presenter Elizabeth Omollo, was battling alcoholism.

 

LOUIS OTIENO MEDICAL FUND APPEAL

The committee, family and friends of Louis Otieno would like to inform you of the official launch of Louis Otieno Medical Funds Drive. As you all may be aware Louis has been unwell and in and out of hospital being treated for acute pancreatitis. During one of his admissions, Louis lost his hearing while in hospital. Efforts to get his hearing fixed including using hearing Aids have not been successful. During this period, he has not been able to engage in any gainful income generating activities which has been straineous for him and family.

After consultations with doctors, it was agreed that the only way the hearing could be fixed was by having a procedure undertaken in India called Cochlear implant.

The cost of this very needed surgery is quite high and hence our reaching out to friends, wellwishers, former peers and anyone who feels moved to support this man get his life back again.

A pay bill number has been opened (LOUIS ARMSTRONG OTIENO.Paybill Number 333957) and is active so you can send your donations directly to the paybill. The committee is also planning a harambee to support Louis. We all know of the great work he did in media and we wish to see him continue this good work.

Join us in the initiative to help Louis Otieno gain his hearing back again!

Thank you all in advance for responding to this call and may God bless you.

Sincerely

Committee of Louis Otieno Medical Fund.

……………………………….

READ ALSO:   MUST WATCH VIDEO: Thieves in Kanyuambora steal a sheep craftily

Troubled career

Louis Otieno took a low-profile after quitting the screen five years ago. He has been on the spot over the 2012 death of his girlfriend Careen Chepchumba, the former Kenya Power employee who was found dead in her apartment. The family believes Louis Otieno, who was dating the then 26-year-old lady, had something to do with her mysterious death. He has since denied the charges including accusations that he extorted money from her.

Careen father, Hosea Kili, made the sensational revelations at the opening of the inquest into the death of Ms Chepchumba in May 2016 before a Kibera court.

-Business Daily

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Africa

15 Chinese arrested in South C ‘brothel’, Nairobi

Published

on

Immigration Department says its officers have arrested 15 Chinese nationals for allegedly engaging in prostitution in Nairobi.

The suspects, who were allegedly found in a brothel, in South C estate were taken to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for processing and subsequent deportation.

Their arrest comes months after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’s declared war on illegal immigrants and foreigners doing jobs that should be done by Kenyans.

Two weeks ago, Kenyan police raided the African headquarters of the China Global Television Network in Nairobi and briefly detaining several journalists.

The Chinese embassy in Nairobi has complained over police swoops that have seen its nationals with legal documents hauled into police stations for verification.

Daily Nation

READ ALSO:   President Kenyatta condoles with family of the late Prof Calestous Juma
Continue Reading

Entertainment

MS Cashy, Khaligraph’s ex-girlfriend is now a mother

Published

on

Karimi Muriungi popularly known as Cashy has given birth. The female rapper was dating Khaligraph Jones before they broke up.

News about Cashy and Khaligraph’s breakup first surfaced in mid April this year. Khaligraph set the record straight saying that he was no longer dating Cashy whom he had been in a relationship with for five years.

Cashy give birth about a fortnight ago but she remained tight-lipped with the good news until last evening September 18th.

Cashy took to social media to jot down a sweet message to her newborn baby. She also expressed excitement for being a mother;

Cashy shows off her baby's feet

| MINE | ♡
“Looks like we made it, look how far we’ve come my baby 🎶”
.
Xo, you’re everything I hoped for.
You awoke a celestial kind of strength in me; and entire levels of pure love.
You made my soul brand new..then got me upgraded!
It was all completely worth it.
I’m so excited to have started a life with you,my perfect little hero.
💙
Here’s to forever 🙂
Footprints all over my heart 👣 ♡
#week2
#grateful
#HappyFeet
#MadeInMommy
#CameThruBlessed

READ ALSO:   LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: Nkaissery's burial ceremony
Continue Reading

News

DJ Stylez speaks a year after his sister’s death

Published

on

By OLIVIA MUNGWANA

DJ Stylez has spoken for the first time since the fanily lost their sister to a bathroom accident.

DJ Stylez said he s still going through a “naturally tough” time a year after losing his and Madtraxx’ sister, Dr Njeri Muigai.

Dr Muigai died after an accident in her home. She was eight months pregnant at the time.

Her mother found her lying on the floor and rushed her to hospital in Nairobi, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Unfortunately, the baby did not make it either.

He said they are trying to keep her work alive by helping people with mental issues, as she was a mental health specialist.

It’s tough, it’s naturally tough, she was my best friend

She was a doctor who was very big on mental health, psychology and psychiatry, and she had started initiatives to do with mental health. So what we are trying to do, and we have big shoes to fill, is see how to continue with that work.

He said mental health is a serious problem in Kenya, and Dr Muigai had started different initiatives to tackle it.

Stylez and family are trying to see how they can “plug into those initiatives” and continue her work.

I mean, it’s tough. There are some things you really don’t ever get over, but you learn to take a step at a time and we are thankful for that.

Dr Muigai worked with the Health ministry in Kiambu County

READ ALSO:   Kenyan man in US charged with attempted murder, attacking his Kenyan landlord with an axe

 

Continue Reading

Trending