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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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Betty Kyallo posts sexy photo of self, keeps Kenyans guessing her next move

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Long after Kenyan news outlets announced that former KTN News anchor Betty Kyalo was set to make her debut as an anchor at K24 TV station after ditching the Moi family owned media House along Mombasa Road, she is yet to grace the screen.

On Saturday she took to Twitter with a sexy photo of herself captioned: Weeeuuh it’s been a while… mko poa lakini? Kupitia tu😘😘😘

According to sources, Managers at MediaMax Network were to repackage K24’s English evening news team with Kyalo set to replace Anjlee Gadhvi, who currently hosts the Weekend Edition from Friday.

“Gadvhi might be pushed to Sunday as Betty is expected to take up the 9 pm bulleting on Friday and Saturdays,” opined Kenyans.co.ke, a leading Kenyan online publication.

Gerorge Omwami wrote: I am tired of waiting, but happy to see your beautiful self.

Weeeuuh it’s been a while… mko poa lakini? Kupitia tu😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/zrS3hhMjoW

— Betty Kyallo (@BettyMKyallo) November 15, 2018

It is not clear when or even whether the controversial beauty will report to the new work station.

News anchor Betty Kyalo

According to sources, Betty was expected to fill the gap left by Richard Kagoe, who joined BBC, and Michelle Morgan, who quit to pursue personal interests.

K24 has been said to be planning an extensive makeover to position itself as one of the leading broadcasters in the region.

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“The Kijabe Street-based TV station has been giving viewers teasers of what to expect with a series of short clips meant to arouse expectations,” wrote Kenyans.co.ke.

K24 studio

The move is aimed at updating studio equipment, redesigning the television studios as well as possibly introducing brand new anchors and presenters to give the channel a fresh appeal.

Top NTV Journalist Dennis Okari is officially taken!

According to a Heads Up source, the born again journalist tied the knot at a secret traditional wedding held in Ukambani.

Betty Kyallo’s ex husband Dennis Okari (Right) got married to his girlfriend (left) in October 2018. FILE PHOTO

The father of one has been dating his new wife for a while now, though he kept it on the low to avoid another bad omen after his highly publicized first marriage to a fellow TV anchor Betty Kyallo hit a dead end just weeks after their honeymoon.

The red and white themed traditional wedding was held on October 27.

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BREAKING: CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince MBS directly ordered Khashoggi’s assassination

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CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince M. Bin Salman ordered the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post reported late Friday.

“In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources of intelligence, including a phone call that the prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, had with Khashoggi, according to the people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence,” the Post said in a piece.

Khashoggi, a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, was killed Oct. 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

After weeks of denying any involvement in the crime, Saudi Arabia later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate but claimed the Saudi royal family had no prior knowledge of any plot to murder the journalist.

His body has yet to be returned to his family amid reports that it was chemically dissolved.

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VIDEO: Jowie writes to JSC, wants judge sacked over ‘woman eater’ tag

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Murder suspect Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has formally lodged a complaint at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking to have Justice James Wakiaga removed from the case.

Jowie also wants the judge to be sacked altogether for displaying open bias against him after he referred to him as a ‘woman eater’.

Justice Wakiaga released Jacque Maribe on bail, but denied Jowie the same in a ruling that has gained reputation for the descriptions a ‘woman eater’ and ‘male version of a slay queen’.

“By describing me as a woman-eater, the judge abused his position and compounded the female gender to be nothing less than items to be eaten, which is quite foul and degrading coming from a sitting judge,” Jowie stated in his complaint to the JSC.

“Indeed the judge used the most uncouth, derogatory and injudicious language against me as being a male version of a slay queen.”

Jowie ALSO questioned the judge’s integrity and demanded disciplinary action to be taken against him.

Jowie and his fiancee, Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe, are accused of murdering businesswoman Monica Kimani at her Kilimani apartment.

Monica was found in a bathtub with her hands and legs tied and her throat slit.

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