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VIDEO: BBC apologizes to Kenyan woman over prostitution documentary

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Numerous complaints from Kenyans and socialite Bridget Achieng have forced multinational media firm BBC to re-edit a documentary they recently released based on prostitution in the country.

Achieng slammed BBC Africa after they released their documentary dubbed Shuga that focused on high-end prostitution in Kenya.

According to the socialite, she spent months working with them only for BBC to cut everything out and leave a small piece in which she confesses how she joined the business and some of the daunting things ladies in the business are forced to do to their male clients.

“I was shocked I did a 2 months documentary only for them to cut my interviews and make me look like I am a prostitute,” she said in an interview with a local blog.

Bridget Achieng

“I hate the fact that media takes advantage of artists and my interview being twisted and all.”

Kenyans have also complained about the documentary. Many were quick to attack BBC saying Western media always focus on the negative side of Africa. Never the good things that are happening locally.

BBC Africa responded by re-editing the video and apologizing to the socialite.

“Following some inaccurate coverage of Bridget in the Kenyan media, the BBC would like to make clear that, as we show in our film Bridget ran a jeweler business, contributes to Nairobi Diaries and leads a charitable foundation for children in Kibera.

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“She currently runs an interior design consultancy in Nairobi, and has recently announced that she is expecting a baby,” the disclaimer read.

Bridget Achieng

In the clip, however, Achieng herself confessed she was a prostitute while starting out. She narrated how she was desperate for money but most of all, that she was naive.

“I had to do it to just get back up, it’s not something any woman should be proud of doing,” she told BBC Africa.

“I tried (the trade), I wouldn’t say I didn’t try, you are a desperate girl looking for money and this guy offers you like 10 thousand dollars (about Sh1 million) to just to go and visit him. 10 thousand dollars! Some people have never seen 10 thousand dollars in their life. You just need to look pretty and get 10,000 dollars and get on that flight and do what you have to do.”

 

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Dennis Okari proudly flaunts his wife

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NTV journalist Dennis Okari on Saturday proudly flaunted his wife Naomi Joy on social media.

The two got married a week ago in an invite-only ceremony and the journalist has now updated his profile across all platforms.

On Instagram, he added, “Husband to my Joy.”

Source: U-report 

 

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How lawyer stole Governor Waiguru’s heart: The beautiful love story of the newly engaged couple

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Ululations from the negotiation tent followed by wild cheer, song and dance sealed the deal in which city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo won Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru’s heart. The date was February 16, two days after Valentines Day, the setting in picturesque Kiamungo in Kirinyaga. Gathered to lent ear, eye and mouth to the traditional engagement event between the two lovebirds were invited guests, friends and family.

No photos were allowed.Dressed in African regalia, Waiguru shyly walked to her soon-to-be husband, with her gaze fixed on the ground.

Kamotho had paid dowry, gone through the Kikuyu custom of paying for the locked gate to be opened, and identified her among women who had covered themselves to gauge his familiarity with his love.

“It was a beautiful ceremony. The time was right for us to take our relationship to the next level,” Kamotho told the Saturday Standard.

Kamotho Waiganjo

The event brought to an end speculation and hushed conversations on the status of their relationship. In their own words, the love starts from a ferry in Likoni channel, Mombasa 10 years ago.

At the time, they were travelling for constitutional conference and in the heat of Coast, they shared a simple meal – bread and Soda – that struck Kamotho’s heart.

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“I realised she was a basic girl,” the former commissioner for Commission for Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) says.

They were both consulting for parties that were negotiating the constitution. Kamotho was a team leader and Waiguru had been sent to advise them on public finance chapter.

He decided to pursue her further. After several phone conversations, she submitted to his requests for a date.

He took her to a Thai restaurant in Nairobi, and it is there that they had their first fight.

Source: Standard Media

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Irungu Kang’ata’s mother dies in Nairobi

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Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s mother, Margaret Wangechi Irungu, has died from diabetes and hypertension.

The senator confirmed this when the Nation contacted him on Saturday.

The mother of seven had been undergoing treatment at Coptic Hospital in Nairobi where she died in the morning.

Murang’a leaders including Kiharu’s Ndindi Nyoro and nominated MP Maina Kamanda sent condolence messages to Mr Kang’ata, who is also the Senate Deputy Chief Whip.

“We have lost an exemplary mother who was selfless. Her humility was exhibited by the way she lived. Kiharu is mourning,” Mr Nyoro said.

Kigumo MP Ruth Mwaniki termed the death a blow to the county.

“I was with the senator on Friday when I wished his mother quick recovery, not knowing she would leave us today. I [went] through the same journey last year. The senator’s case is extreme because both his parents were at the hospital. May she rest in eternal peace,” she said.

Source: Daily Nation 

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