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Sonko’s adopted son graduates in posh ceremony

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Satrin Osinya, the adopted son of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has graduated from kindergarten.

A survivor of the Likoni church terror attack in 2014, Osinya graduated at Runda Oak Kindergarten on Friday in a posh ceremony attended by Nairobi First Lady, Primrose Mbuvi.

He is due to join standard one come January 2019.

This is a huge milestone for the young Osinya, following the suspected Al-Shabaab terrorist raid at the Joy in Jesus Church that left six worshipers dead including his mother Veronica Osinya.

She was with her two sons Satrin and Gift at the time of the attack.

Baby Osinya was left with a bullet lodged in his head and was adopted by the governor after a successful surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Gift sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) last year and joined Lenana School.

The graduation, however, comes amidst a ban by the county government over what it termed as extortion of parents by Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) centres in Nairobi.

Sonko claimed that the centres were ripping – off parents with huge levies for graduation and directed that the levies in public schools be scrapped with immediate effect.

According to Nairobi Education Executive Janet Ouko, the measure was to save parents from being fleeced.

“We have noted with concern that schools are planning ECDE graduation ceremonies and charging parents between Sh1, 000 and 1500. This is against the spirit of free ECDE which the county is implementing. We have therefore issued a ban on those ceremonies especially if they attract a charge to the parents,” said Ouko.

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I was warned against building my mother a house – Comedian Jalang’o

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Comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has revealed that he was warned against building his mother a house.

Addressing Alex Mwakideu, Jalang’o narrated that after his father passed away, he decided to build his mother a house but was told it was against Luo traditions.

Jalang’o explained that according to the Luo, it was taboo for him to build her house and flouting it meant courting death.

The only remedy, he said, was for her to get another man before moving to the house. The funny bone, however, shrugged the demands aside and went ahead.

Mwakideu mimi naweza kwambia hakuna kitu kama uganga. Hakuna kitu kama hiyo. Sijawahi amini kwa sababu unajua kuna zile tamaduni za ndani kabisa ambazo watu wanakuambia hii haiwezi fanyika kabla hii ifanyike. Kama wajaluo tuko na utamaduni mwingi sana ya kwanza ilikuwa siwezi mjengea mamangu nyumba.

“Nikawaambia kama mungu ambaye namatumikia ataniua kwa sababu nimemjengea mamangu nyumba, wacha nife. Mpaka sahii nangoja kufa kwa sababu nimemjengea mamangu nyumba.

“Kwa sababu wanasema kijana mkubwa ndio anafanya sijui nini na unapomjengea kwa sababu babako alikufa lazima apate mzee mwingine ndio awe mzee wa kambo ndio aweze kumtoa mama kwa nyumba yake kwenda kwa hio ingine…

“So mimi na kichwa yangu mbaya nikamnunulia mamangu shamba na nikamjengea watu wa kijiji wakalia najiingiza kwa shida nikawaambia wacha nife. Mpaka sahii niko na wewe hapa,” said Jalang’o.

Touted as one of the richest radio presenters in the republic, Jalang’o lost his father just hours after landing his first gig at Kiss 100.

“When my dad died he told me one thing, I have a letter from my dad before he died because I could not even afford to go bury my dad when he died.

“The same day I got my very first gig at Kiss 100 is the same day my dad died. Caroline called me and told me Jalang’o you are replacing Nyambane when she hung up my mom called and told me your dad is gone. That’s how sad it was for me,” he narrated.

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Two gorillas pull off amazing human-like pose for selfie moment

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Two giant gorillas were not going to let a camera opportunity to skip them when an anti-poaching ranger pulled out his phone for a selfie on Thursday, April 18.

The two primates named Ndakasi and Ndeze live in Virunga National Park, a conservation area in the Democratic Republic of Congo which is protected by 600 rangers.

The two animals named Ndakasi and Matabishi live in Virunga National Park.  On this particular day, one officer Patrick Sadiki was on his daily routine job when he snapped a sweet selfie capturing the incredible human side of the gigantic apes.

One stepped about a metre away from Sadiki, keen to strike a womanly pose while the other crouched right behind for a memorable selfie moment.

The national park was created in 1925 and is among the first protected areas in Africa. Inside this magnificent eye-catching watershed, are the mountain gorillas which are listed as endangered.

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How Kenyan celebrities marked Easter in 2019

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As much as many people in Kenya go to church during the long Easter holiday, quite a number don’t.

A good percentage of Kenyans use this opportunity to unwind, meet up with friends and family or go for trips they have been longing for.

Kenyan celebrities are no different. Some went to church others took trips within and outside the country while others went on with their businesses as usual.

Here is how some of your favourite celebrities celebrated Easter.

King kaka

The C.E.O of Kaka Empire spent his Easter holiday in Dubai with a fan who won herself a trip after attending the rapper’s Eastlando Royalty Album launch last year.

King Kaka posted a video of Susan, the winner of the trip on his Instagram page letting his fans know that their dreams are valid.

“I keep my promises, last year while launching my 5th album Eastlando Royalty I promised to take one lucky fan to Dubai. @_susan_ndungu bought a regular ticket and won. Thanks to @trippygotours who were the official tour partners for the Album Launch. Dreams to reality. For your information, ilikuwa mara yake ya kwanza kufika airport@, kaka wrote.

King Kaka (Photo: Courtesy9

Larry Madowo

BBC Africa Business Editor, Larry Madowo enjoyed his Easter holiday with his extended family in France.

The Kenyan journalist attended a church service where two of his nephews were baptised and dedicated.

“My grandma just saw 2 more of her great grandkids get baptised and everything is perfect! May we all live this long. Happy Easter!” he posted on his Instagram

Larry Madowo and family

Victoria Kimani

The singer went on Safari for Easter. Victoria who was all dressed up in an animal print two-piece posted pictures of her refreshing trip to the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. She shared videos of the breathtaking view of animals mingling on her Instagram.

Victoria Kimani

H_art the band

Kenyan music group H­_art the band celebrated Easter at the coast.

The band took advantage of the extremely hot weather and took a road trip down to Sarova White Sands Beach Resort & Spa with friends including popular Lucy singer, Ben Soul.

The band took advantage of the extremely hot weather (Photo: Courtesy)

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