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VIDEO: Friend reveals new details about Kenyan woman found dead with a rope in her car

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A woman describing herself as a very close friend of the late Stella Kiarie, the Kenyan woman found dead in her car on the Loop 101 in Phoenix, Arizona, with a rope around her neck last Sunday is speaking out.

In an interview with a local TV station, Ms Zoe Sarabo says she was close to Stella Kiarie, but says nothing gave her the sense that anything was wrong.

“I’m still, you know, processing it all,” Sarabo said.

Ms Kiarie worked for the state health department and was the foster mother to a one-year-old child. In a podcast she describes the joy of fostering a child.

Arizona state troopers found Kiarie with a rope around her neck, and say she had injuries inconsistent with a car crash. DPS says it also found a car seat in the back of a vehicle, leading troopers to find Kiarie’s 1-year-old foster child home alone.

Sarabo says Kiarie would never leave the child unattended.

“No, she took him everywhere,” Sarabo said. “Everybody could tell you that Stella had a baby.”

Meanwhile, Sarabo says some people concerned Kiarie.

“Particular individuals she was afraid might scare her at some point or show up at her door,” Sarabo said.

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Though Sarabo added she doesn’t know if they were involved in Kiarie’s death.

“There’s no reason for me to think of that past situation,” Sarabo said. “Those relationships with those individuals were rekindled.”

Sarabo says the last time she saw Kiarie was the day before she was found dead, at a birthday party for Kiarie’s foster child.

Sarabo says she’ll remember Kiarie as a caring foster mother, and a woman with opportunities on the horizon.

“She loved life,” Sarabo said. “She’s going to be missed.”

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VIDEO: Akorino Gospel Singer Allan Aaron Remarries in the US After ‘Abandoning’ His First Wife in Kenya

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Allan Aaron, theamed US-based Kenyan Akorino gospel singer, has reportedly remarried after “abandoning his first wife and kids.”

Through a Facebook post, Aaron revealed he got married on January 2nd.

He however but did not reveal the identity of his new spouse or share her photos.

Recently, his ex wife Annie Shiku finally opened up about how he allegedly dumped her and their children after he left for the US.

She said Aaron cut communication with her barely three months after he landed in Boston.

The ‘Kiriro’ hitmaker was previously married to Ann Shiko and the two were blessed with four children, but is alleged that he abandoned his family a few months after he moved to the US to perform and minister the word of God.

“He started acting funny. He would not pick up my calls and whenever he did, he had very unkind words for me. After a while, there was no communication as he had blocked me,” she said.

She said he also stopped sending money, resulting in her struggling to raise school fees for their kids, rent, food, and other basic needs.

A year later, Aaron returned to the country without her knowledge and the two accidentally met at a funeral at Lang’ata Cemetery. After the burial, Aaron allegedly went to his parent’s home in Elburgon, Nakuru County.

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“Together with my children, we waited and waited. He didn’t come. We saw him after two weeks when he came to pick up his belongings. He took his clothes and even the TV that our kids used to watch,” she recalled.

Shiko said her attempts to know what transpired were futile as Aaron would not listen to her even when church elders tried to intervene.

“I tried to beg him for forgiveness for things I could have done without knowing I was hurting him but all was in vain. Up to date, I don’t know the reason he left,” she said.

Shiko, who is also a musician, currently sells cars at a showroom along Kiambu Road.

She has revealed that  she is ready to remarry “if God sends me a suitor.”

Efforts to get a comment from Aaron proved futile with his phone going unanswered.

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A Sneak Peek Into Tampa’s Infrastructure As The Kenya Airlift Student Departs For Alabama

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BY BOB MWITI

My grandpa grew up in the village like most octogenarians of his “nthuki,” a Greek word meaning age group.

He herded goats and cattle combined with subsistence agriculture. Well, that was the life in the village those days, when “Mwini” would set out to distant places to see the girlfriend they had met in dancing events. There were no phones.

Years later, grandpa would visit me in Tampa, Florida. To his amusement, while he had overseen tremendous growth in Kenya over time, the sight of roads built up over others mesmerized him.

Few years after he left the US, Kenya made a great stride forward with a concept of one such road; The Nairobi Expressway.

Undoubtedly, the road will be iconic when completed. More surprising to my grandfather was the fact that roads had no potholes, the traffic madness was missing, and there were no police officers by the roadside ‘secretly always picking something’ from touts and drivers.

Clearly, Tampa offered him a glimpse of the US road transport.

As I took Wilfred, our Kenya airlift student to Tampa International Airport enroute the University of Alabama in Huntsville, I offer you a peep into Florida’s road infrastructure and some view of the “The Big Guava” as the Tampa city is nicknamed.

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Enjoy watching!

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Death Announcement For Bishop Martin Kathurima of Gaithersburg, MD

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It is with great sadness we announce the promotion to glory of Bishop Martin Kathurima Muchena of Christ Worship Center International in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA.
Bishop Kathurima went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 8th 2021 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
He was the husband to Pastor Jane Kathurima of Victory Home Health Care in Maryland, father to Brenda Kathurima-Tanoh, Patricia Kathurima and Micah Kathurima. Grandfather to Makena Kathurima-Tanoh and Elijah Kathurima Bloomfield all of Maryland USA.

Bishop Kathurima was the son of Daniel Muchena M’Mwongo and Grace Mwari Muchena and brother to Dorothy Makandi Maingi, Loyford Mwiti Muchena, David Koome Muchena, Caroline Gacheri Muchena, the Late Betty Nkirote Muchena, the Late Irene Mugambi, and the Late Simon Mukaria Muchena.
Funeral and Memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Prayer meetings are held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays via zoom or prayerline conference number from 9pm to 10:30pm EST.
The fundraiser has started. The target amount and budget will be posted sooner. We will post identical list of contributors and amounts received in all WhatsApp groups for easier management.
Kindly send your donations through any of the following options:
1. Cash app:
– Jane Kathurima 3017935281 ($Jankath)
– Sam Kariuki 2409886608
   ($SamKa)
– Dorothy Ndubi 9138502459 ($Dorothndubi)
– Anne Keter 3019157275 ($chemu)
2. Zelle
Brenda Kathurima 2407436298
3. Mail Check to:
Jane Kathurima
P. O. Box 87705
Montgomery Village MD 20886
4. Bank Account Deposits:
5. Google pay:
6. PayPal
7. Mpesa:
– Caroline Muchena +254722784287
             or
– Florence Nkatha +254724074256
Thanks and God bless you abundantly.
Contacts:
1. Evangelist Isaac Kariuki  2404265633
2. Charles Wanjue 7813080558
3. Pastor Geoffrey Gatambia 3018028794
4. Sam Kariuki 2409886608
5. Anne Keter 3019157275
6. Pastor Jane Kathurima 3017935281
7. Pastor John Kipeen 4078027813
8.Noel Moyi 2404210462
9.Brenda Kathurima 2407436298
10. Loyford Mwiti Muchena           +254710292902
11. Lucy Mukaria
  +254722383798
For more details about Funeral  Arrangements follow the link below:
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