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Sad day as broadcaster Njoki Ndegwa of Jambo Radio passes away in Dallas, Texas

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Popular Diaspora Radio show host Njoki Wa Ndegwa is Dead. Ms Ndegwa, one of Kenya Diaspora pioneer  Radio show hosts and the proprietor  of Jambo Radio Network (formerly Jambo Boston Radio) passed away Friday in Dallas, Texas.

“It is true she has passed on,” a family member who spoke to this reporter Friday evening said. “We thought we were ready for any eventuality but I guess nobody is really ever ready for death…I can tell you the news of her passing has shattered me and the rest of the family,” she added.

Njoki had been ill for some time, having being diagnosed with breast  cancer in 2014. Later in  October 2016, doctors told her that she had Metastatic Brain Tumors, following which she underwent treatment and several surgeries at Parklands  Hospital in Texas.

In September 2017, she lost her voice and mobility  due to aggressive Metastatic Brain Tumors.

Njoki  Wa Ndegwa required Chemotherapy,  24 hour bedside homecare services,  rent, medical supplies and specialized breathing machine.

Two weeks ago, friends, family and well wishers got together for a well attended fundraiser in Texas. Another harambee had been scheduled for this Sunday at Ushindi Church in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was in Boston, MA, that  she initially set up her broadcasting station.

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As soon as the news of her death broke, her family, friends, Kenyans in US and fans from around the world took to social media to express shock and disbelief.

Before coming to the U.S., Ms Ndegwa was a successful radio personality in Kenya, working for popular radio station which broadcasts in Kikuyu language, Kameme FM .

Once here, she thought she’d be a nurse, but quickly discovered her future wasn’t in medicine, choosing instead to follow the path she knew best…broadcasting.

Her friends urged her to go back to Kenya and resume her successful radio career at Kameme FM, but Ndegwa thought, “why not be a Kenyan radio host in Boston?”

The station did well but she later moved to Texas where she set up her equipment and continued with what she did best; connect people through her radio shows. This she did until she got ill.

 

Watch a BBC documentary focusing on Njoki’s work as a radio presenter:

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On Friday night, Timothy Ndegwa, the CEO of Mykenyanlink Network, a close friend to the deceased wrote on Facebook: It’s a sad day at
#JamboRadioNetwork

I remember this day vividly. The last photo we took in Atlanta on June 18th 2017 around noon. The last time I saw you standing on your feet. Three months later you were bed riden never to walk again. Several times I visited with you in the hospital and at home. You struggled but stayed strong. We communicated through gestures. The smiles and noding were affirming. I am honored to have been a partner with you at Jambo Radio Network.
May your soul rest in peace.
#JamboRadioNetwork
#RipNjokiWaNdegwa
#NjokiWaNdegwa
#MyKenyanLink

Timothy Ndegwa poses for a photo with Njoki Ndegwa in Atlanta in 2016. PHOTO|COURTESY

 

Njoki Wa Westlands wrote: Indeed it is. What a black Friday… God help us to overcome this cup.
Jane Njenga: It’s unbelievable, very sad.
John Wachori: Iguru ria maundu mothe Ngai Ithe Witu ni mwega. Na eekaga uria we onete ati niwega. We bless His Holy Name.

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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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