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Former Kenyan TV presenter Louis Otieno goes deaf

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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‘Depression and severe weight gain were my biggest concern,’ Ben Kitili’s wife Amina speaks

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Ben Kitili’s wife Amina Mude is sexy. She has a body to die for. Amina has maintained her gorgeous looks after giving birth to two kids.

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Ben Kitili with his wife Amina Mude and their two kids.

Just like many mothers who struggle with postpartum depression, Kitili’s wife went through it after she gave birth to her first child in 2015.

The mother of two was diagnosed with hypothyroidism condition and battled with weight.

Thank God that I was hypothyroid. 4 years down the line, I have been able to control my thyroid levels. I am happier and healthier. Depression and severe weight gain were my biggest concern. I was from 95kgs  from 69kgs. This was followed by episodes of depression. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism back in 2015 immediately after I had my daughter. I was experiencing almost all symptoms of hypothyroidism,’ she said while addressing her followers.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone. Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to “run the body’s metabolism,” it is understandable that people with this condition will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism

She added that she has managed to maintain her desired body by changing her lifestyle.

A lifestyle change, as well as proper medications, has helped me lose 30kgs from 110 kgs to 80kgs. From the DM’s I have received weight issues and depression are the most common issues my thyroid warriors are dealing with.

Below are the latest photos of Amina looking like a shnack
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Check out Eric Omondi’s ex-bae before the fame

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A number of times, we all look at ourselves when we were young and just laugh at how chubby or skinny we were. Most of us were dressed in matching outfits with our siblings. We loved it but got over the whole swag once we grew older.

I bet you look at yourself now and you’re like “What was mum thinking dressing me up in that outfit?” That is because you were too young to know what swag was, plus mama was always right.

Eric Omondi’s ex-fiancé, Chantal Juliet Grazioli is one lady who truly transformed from a short chubby cute girl to a hot lady who makes heads turn every time she walks by.

Team mafisi still drool at her, wishing they could be in Eric’s shoes. Sorry guys, you can never be Eric.

You will all agree she’s a flawless beauty, with many describing her skin colour as “Rangi ya Thao“.

Well, Chantal was not born with all that beauty; I’m not trying to say she was ugly or anything. I think you understand what I mean.

She was once a chubby, cute little girl who smiled most of life. I mean she still smiles beautifully to date.

Chantal shared her old photos which I’m pretty sure shocked many. She even captioned one of the photos as, “Throw back wayyyyy back…family picture…i was fat and had no teeth ?? but yeah.”

Check out her photos when she was young

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VIDEO: I have stopped watching news

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has put the international media on the spot for their penchant for mostly reporting the negative aspects of the African continent.

Speaking during a breakfast meeting with Investors in London, President Kenyatta said that it is the media’s fault for the negative perception that most of the world has about Africa.

“We have this unfortunate problem, perception problem and unfortunately it is created by the media. Every single day, it’s the negative aspects of Africa that are being brought out. Sometimes you watch news, which I have stopped watching, and you find Aljazeera, CNN, Sky, BBC – whichever one you flip to – talking about something that has happened in Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia… sometimes of somewhere as far away as Nigeria on the other side of the continent. And then when the guy is signing off… ‘This is John White reporting from Nairobi, Kenya’”, President Kenyatta said.

“I would like people to appreciate that as much as much as we seek African unity but each country is unique and I believe Kenya is unique and it should be known for its uniqueness,” he added.

In 2015 CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tony Maddox, flew to Nairobi from Atlanta to personally apologise to President Kenyatta after describing Kenya as a “hotbed of terror” on a feature story.

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Kenyans on Twitter were angered by the description by CNN resulting in a sustained online onslaught on the media house.

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