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Ellen Degeneres gives a Kenyan man thousands of dollars for his college, empathises with him over discrimination because of his accent

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

One of the most popular talk show hosts in the US, Ellen Degeneres, has been touched by a Kenyan man who sent him a video message telling of how he admires her.

“I am Larry or Lawrence, a Certified Registered Nurse (CNA) and I love helping old people,” the New-Jersey based man begins.

“I love you coz you very kind and i love how you give people chances,” he adds in the video recorded on his phone.

Upon receiving the short clip from the man who only introduced himself by one name, Ellen discreetly  arranged for him to be in her audience during the recording of one of the shows at the NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

During the show, Lawrence tells Ellen of how, after winning a U.S. green card in a lottery at the age of 19, he moved to the US and went through very depressing moments as people made fun of his accent and called him names.

“You see I am black and I have an accent. I almost gave up and return home,” he says. He said he had to keep going as it was his responsibility to see his siblings to see through college.

Ellen kept his winning streak going by rewarding his kindness toward his community… with a gift of $25,000 and other goodies from her friends at Cheerios. Watch:

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How billions broke Senator Linturi’s love

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Meru Senator Mithika Linturi who is embroiled in a bitter battle with his estranged wife Maryanne Kitany, now claims she is after some of his assets, conservatively valued at Sh762 million.

Responding to the divorce and matrimonial property dispute filed by Kitany, Linturi, in an affidavit filed at Milimani Commercial Court in civil suit number 78 of 2018, stated that he was never married Kitany since he has been in a monogamous marriage with Mercy Kaimenyi Mithika since April 8, 2000.

“The application and supporting affidavit are a cloak for Kitany’s vicious and fraudulent scheme to deprive me of my rights, interests, and ownership of the company Atticon Limited and other properties. I have never celebrated a customary marriage or any other form of marriage with her,” he states.

He adds that Kitany was in a monogamous marriage with her ex-husband up to and including January 3, 2016 and hence, legally incapable of entering into marriage with him in 2015 as alleged in her affidavit.

Part of Linturi’s presentation to court is an affidavit by his daughter who claims her father introduced Kitany to her and her siblings around December 2017.“My father informed us that Kitany was a friend in distress.

My father also informed us that he had previously allowed her temporary stay at our Runda home,” her affidavit states.

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Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s Runda home. [File, Standard]

She says Kitany put on the façade of a nice, friendly and supportive guest and would in the initial days take them out for dinners and shopping.

According to her, things spiraled out of control in January this year, when Kitany found out that her daughter got a navel piercing with her help.

“She even accused me of being in possession of marijuana and orchestrated my detention at a rehabilitation centre on the pretext that I was addicted to marijuana, while her real motive was to create a wedge between my father and I,” read part of Linturi’s daughter’s affidavit.

She states that when she was released from the rehabilitation centre, Kitany warned her that she needed to ‘behave’ and refrain from sabotaging her (Kitany’s) relationship with her father.“Ever since that warning, our relationship has been incompatible, like water and oil,” she adds.

On October, 25 last year, Kitany, a former chief of staff in Deputy President William Ruto’s office, obtained orders barring Linturi from entering their Runda home where they lived together.

Source: Nairobian

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VIDEO: See Uhuru give Margaret nice cheek smooches on World Thinking Day

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret Kenyatta, were caught on camera as they engaged in public display of affection during the World Thinking Day at Statehouse.

The video, posted on Twitter shows President Uhuru walking after concluding his speech and goes to shake Margaret Kenyatta’s hand, and then turns to kiss her on both cheeks much to her amusement.

He then shakes the hands of other people in the high table and then leaves.

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World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

It is a day when they think about their “sisters” and “brothers” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.

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Size 8: My hubby is not cheating on me

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Gospel musician Size 8 Reborn has dismissed reports that had been circulating claiming that her husband DJ Mo is a cheat.

Sometime last year, rumors circulated in the gospel circles alleging that Size 8 had walked out of their matrimonial home after she found out that her celebrity husband was stepping out on her.

The claims were almost made believable when DJ Mo later appeared in an interview and opened up about their marital ups and downs. In the interview the gospel DJ had admitted that there was a time his wife disappeared from their home for about a week, after an argument.

He explained that it was a normal couple disagreement even though people read so much into it.

Recently in an interview with radio host Masawe Jappani, Mama Wambo, as she lately prefers to be called, maintained that her husband of five years has been faithful to her in their marriage.

“It’s not true. Hizo ni rumours because rumours lazima ziwe lakini si ati ndoa yetu ni perfect,” she said when asked about the cheating claims.

“Of course tunakosana kama kawaida. Sisi hukaa chini tunaongea, sisi tumeona kwanza before we are celebrities, kuna Linet na Muraya kwa nyumba before Size 8 na DJ Mo so kila kitu tuna-handle pamoja. Kama kuna tashwishi watu wanaongea juu yake tunakuja ndani tunaongea tunaamua how we handle it.”

Source: Nairobi News

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