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Kenyan Couple shares pain of man’s leaking breasts

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Mercy Muthoni did not have to think too hard about Francis Gichuru’s marriage proposal. Her response was an instant yes. Mr Gichuru had already won her heart in many ways. As a professional marketer, he was instrumental to Mercy’s business, which grew exponentially thanks to his skills. Gichuru was also her spiritual mentor. The two had been friends since childhood.

They were both born in Nairobi’s Uhuru estate 52 years ago and say they developed an interest in each other from a tender age. However, Gichuru’s parents relocated to Karatina in Nyeri County and the two lost touch. After his education, Gichuru returned to Nairobi, and the relationship was reignited. After college, Gichuru found a job outside Nairobi but returned to the capital years later. During the time he was away, Mercy had a child with another man, but this did not bother Gichuru.

They even started a joint business selling auto spare parts. Know if news is factual and true. Text ‘NEWS’ to 22840 and always receive verified news updates. “We did everything together. We even gave our tithe jointly,” says Ms Muthoni. And one afternoon in 1997, Gichuru walked into her parents’ home in Jerusalem and asked her to marry him. He was 31 years old. In 2000, they tied the knot.

But the journey was rocky as the bishop at their church and Gichuru’s parents opposed the union. The bone of contention was Muthoni’s child. “The bishop could not imagine Gichuru marrying a woman who already had a child with another man. His parents also opposed our plans ,” she recalls. On July 29, Gichuru walked Muthoni down the aisle in a wedding that was boycotted by his family.

Their bishop refused to officiate their wedding. “My decision affected my relationship with my parents,” says Gichuru, now a pastor at Christ Ambassadors Tabernacle, a church he founded in Mowlem estate, Nairobi. Despite the challenges, the couple hoped to live happily thereafter. And life was good during their first year of marriage. But by the second year, worry began to set in as they had no child. People began to ask questions. “I became concerned but he told me to relax. As is the case in most African societies, where everyone thinks the woman is the problem in the case of childlessness, I was under siege,” Muthoni says. In 2002, Gichuru left for missionary work in Botswana. Some time later, the organisation he worked for called Muthoni and asked her to go and pick him because he was unwell. “We returned to Kenya in November 2004. Gichuru was no longer active, even in bed. He was sickly,” says Muthoni at their home in Mowlem.

She adds that one day in 2007, she noticed some wetness on his shirt around the chest. By that time, Gichuru had been experiencing fatigue and headaches, but they had not suspected anything serious. “He took off his shirt and I realised his breasts were swollen. I squeezed them and milk started oozing out. By this time, his libido had gone down drastically. I called a doctor who advised us to go to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for tests,” she says. But no doctor was able to figure out the problem. “For two years, we went from one doctor to another but none could tell us what I was suffering from,” recalls Gichuru. “I had also started gaining weight at an alarming rate. It was frustrating.” Gichuru weighs 163kg.

One evening in 2010, Gichuru was listening to a radio programme when he heard the symptoms he had been experiencing being discussed. He called the station and was given the number of the doctor they had hosted. The doctor invited him to a city hospital where at last, his condition was diagnosed. He discovered that he suffers from a rare disorder called prolactinoma. Francis Gichuru and his wife Mercy Muthoni at their home in Mowlem, Nairobi. [David Njaaga, Standard] Prolactinoma is caused by a non-cancerous tumour in the pituitary gland in the brain. The condition causes hormonal imbalances that leads to many health complications including over-production of the hormone called prolactin.

It also causes infertility as well as vision and hearing impairment. Gichuru has to keep expressing milk in the same way as a lactating mother, failing which the pain would be unbearable. His libido is completely gone. However, he has a chance of recovering his health if he can raise the Sh3 million he needs for surgery in India to remove the tumour. The couple uses about Sh10,000 per month on Gichuru’s medication. “The condition may be managed using drugs but at times, the patient must undergo surgery to remove the tumour,” says Dr Stanley Ngare, an endocrinologist at KNH. Donation towards Gichuru’s surgery can be sent to M-Pesa pay bill number 450977.
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Couple who wedded 3 days after meeting celebrate 37 years of marriage

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A couple that met in the 80s and married three days after are celebrating 37 years of marriage and boy if this is not relationship goals then tell me what is.

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My parents got married 3 days after they met. They just celebrated 37 years. Love knows no timeline.

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A Twitter user shared a sweet post of the couple who happen to be her parents and social media was abuzz with shock and joy in equal measure.

Only identified as Africanprize, the lady wished her folks happier days ahead as she praised their dedication to each other.

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My parents got married 3 days after they met. They just celebrated 37 years. Love knows no timeline.

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Thugnificent 🇬🇭@AfricanPrize

This was my mom then and now. Last 37 years been good to her. She’s 54 in the second pic.

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“My parents got married three days after they met. They just celebrated 37 years. Love knows no timeline,” she wrote.

The excited woman showed off a photo of her parents back when they were young and all that could be seen in their eyes was unending love.

Africanprize even flaunted a gorgeous snap of her

Of course in the modern day, such relationships are frowned upon as most people insist on dating for a couple of years before settling into marriage.

Some of her followers thought that was a love story worth celebrating.

Others however, could not wrap their heads around the thought of getting hitched to a complete stranger.

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AP officer in Mama Lucy Hospital shooting drama detained for 8 days

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The administration police officer suspected of shooting and killing a bodaboda rider at the Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital in Komarock area, Nairobi on Tuesday will be held in police custody until February 28.

Detective constable Laban Kalama attached to Kayole Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices obtained custodial orders to hold constable Zadock Achuka Ayego at the Kayole police station.

The orders were granted by Makadara chief magistrate Heston Nyaga.

Kalama said he is investigating a case of murder where Ayego is suspected to have shot dead Daniel Mburu Wangari during a confrontation between police officers and bodaboda riders at the hospital.

He said Mburu was rushed to the same hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

He had sought 14 days custodial orders to record witness statements, conduct a mental assessment of the suspect and get the postmortem report of the deceased.

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Ayego’s lawyer Ayako Kanyoko, however, objected. She said the detention period sought by the DCI was unnecessarily long.

“The incident happened n Nairobi, all witnesses are in Nairobi and the investigations are happening in Nairobi. Three days should be enough,” Kanyoko said.

But state counsel Joseph Mburugu said the time was not lengthy. Mburugu said the investigations were not happening in the same office.

For instance, Mburugu said the mental assessment is only done at the Mathari Hospital and a booking must be done and an appointment obtained before the suspect is taken there.

Nyaga said he is considerate that the matter has sparked public interest because of the stature of the suspect – being a police officer but the same cannot affect the determination on whether he will be granted bail and bond or not.

Several witnesses have recorded statements with the DCI, including Mburu’s mother, the two riders who went to the hospital with him.

They had been arrested during a commotion that happened as they were being forced out of the hospital and locked up at the Kayole police station but were released on Wednesday after recording the statements.

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Jubilee senator Aaron Cheruiyot admits he loves, admires Raila Odinga

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Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot has said he loves and admires Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.

The Jubilee Party lawmaker said he respects the former prime minister as a senior leader in the country.

Jubilee Senator Aaron Cheruiyot says he loves, admires Raila OdingaKericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot speaking at a past event. Photo: Aaron Cheruiyot.
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In an interview with Citizen TV on Wednesday, February 19, morning, the outspoken legislator, however, clarified he differs with the African Union envoy politically.

“I have nothing but love and admiration for Raila Odinga but that does not mean that I have to agree with him politically,” Senator Cheruiyot said.

Jubilee Senator Aaron Cheruiyot says he loves, admires Raila OdingaODM leader Raila Odinga held a meeting with Maa leaders ahead of Narok BBI rally on Saturday, February 22. Photo: Raila Odinga.
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The senator’s statement comes at a time when Narok county in Rift Valley is set host the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally.

The rally will be held on Saturday, February 22, at Narok Stadium

Raila met close allies of Deputy President William Ruto from the Maa community in Rongai on Monday, February 17, ahead of the highly anticipated sensitisation forum.

The African Union envoy said the community has been sidelined for a long time and explained the BBI will ensure their issues are addressed fully.

“The meeting was informed by concerns that divisions have over the years made the Maa community lose out in negotiations that have shaped Kenya. Leaders expressed concern that the Maa delegation was divided at the Lancaster Constitution Conference and also in the making of the 2010 Constitution,” he said.

Cheruiyot asked Raila to engage all leaders who do not agree with him politically to discuss issues related to BBI.

“As a statesman, Raila should be able to engage all leaders including those on the opposite sides, let him shed his tag as the ODM leader in his quest for unity,” he said.

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