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VIDEO: Sonko airlifts sick former boxing queen Conjestina for treatment

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Help is on the way for ailing former boxing queen Conjestina Achieng after she was airlifted from Siaya to Nairobi by Governor Mike Sonko for treatment and rehabilitation.

According to a statement on his page, Governor Sonko stated that he was touched by the plight of the star and disclosed that he will personally ensure that ‘Conje’ is fully treated.

“I was touched by Congestina’s plight after a video of her current state went viral on the social media.

“My team led by the Nairobi City County Government sports board is leading the mission to airlift the veteran boxer who brought pride to the nation by winning several international boxing titles.

“I’ll personally ensure Congestina is fully treated and rehabilitated, before she’s assisted to get a stable job to enable her become financially independent,” wrote Sonko.

This follows a similar drive by Nacada Director and comedian Vincent Mwasia Mutua alias Chipukeezy who had sought the former world boxing super middleweight champion after a video of her sad state emerged online.

“I’ve talked to the family and we have agreed I go pick her tomorrow in Kisumu and take her to the Best Rehab/mental in Kenya… As NACADA we will take care of her,” read his post.

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An action, that was also a culmination of efforts by other celebrities including gospel singer Daddy Owen who had drawn attention to the plight of the former boxing legend who put Kenyan boxing on the map on her heydays before mental issues took a toll on her.

“Good news! We finally got contacts and as we speak @chipukeezy will be going to pick CONJE in Yala or he may send someone, on arrival in Nairobi she will be taken to a rehab courtesy of Gava. I will follow up personally and update u guys… Plus thank you for the support guys… If u have other ideas as a long term solution for CONJE kindly share kwa comments or inbox me… Together we can do this…!” Wrote Owen.

Once the pride of Kenya and famed for battling it out pound for pound with Laila Amaria Ali – Mohammed Ali’s daughter –  ‘Conje’ was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder/paranoid schizophrenia.

She was admitted at Mathari Hospital in 2012.

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NTV continues to bleed, top anchor leaves

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NTV anchor Trevor Ombija has reportedly quit his job.

Reports indicate that Ombija could be leaving for Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV along Dennis Pritt Road.

Taking to his Instagram, the former Nation FM presenter said: “Every beginning has an end and every end has a beginning, in life always do what scares you the most and remember Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.””

He then bids his co-host, Zeyn Ismail goodbye saying “Until the next time, my queen of dry jokes.”

Ms Ismail also wished Ombija well as he opens another chapter in his life.

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Ted Josiah speaks on why he is overdoing the single dad thing

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Veteran producer music producer Tedd Josiah has confessed that he’s the only reason why his first marriage never worked.

Speaking in a radio interview with Massewe Jappani on Radio Jambo, Josiah said that he was really immature when he first got hitched and wasn’t ready at all.

“I was young and stupid when I married my first wife. I was so arrogant and at that time I was not ready to marry. I played a part in making sure the marriage did not work. I was a really bad boy,” he said. 

Tedd remarried and settled down with Reginah Katar in 2016 only for her to pass on a year later after delivering her first baby.

He said that one of the reasons why he posts her daughter so much is because of guilt he carries from neglecting his kids from his first union.

“Losing the kids was so painful. I had another daughter who kept waiting for me at the gate every day but I was nowhere to be seen. That wound is still very fresh, but now is when we are trying to repair the bond that was broken then with my other two children,” Tedd said.

“All the love that my other two children did not receive I decided to give to Jay, and all the mistakes that I did should not be repeated. It is a second chance that God has given me.

“Once the marriage broke I had a lot of time to reflect. I realised I needed children and I was so lonely. Sadly I can’t go back to my first marriage, because there is no chance for a reverse wheel in my life. We had differences that we can never solve,” he said.

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PHOTOS: Why Raila’s meeting with Waiguru has some Kenyans saying “I salenda’

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Upon learning that Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru  had met Baba (Read Raila Odinga) and she had withdrawn her defamation case against the former Prime Minister as the latter on his part declared that the NYS Scandal is a ‘bygone’ matter, Twitter went up in flames, with most Kenyans expressing their disbelief.

Waiguru disclosed the burying of the hatchet  in a tweet after meeting with the AU High Representative for Infrastructure at the latter’s Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.

The row between Raila and Waiguru arose in 2015 after the ODM leader demanded the governor’s prosecution for graft at NYS.

The issue culminated into the county boss suing Raila for linking her to the loss of Sh791 million at the youth agency.

Waiguru, then Devolution CS, sued Raila on September 29, 2015, accusing him of recklessly tarnishing her name.

The ODM leader, on the other hand, sought the court’s say on his call for Waiguru to be subjected to a lifestyle audit.

But after their meeting, the Kirinyaga county boss said the matter stands settled ‘in the spirit of cohesion’.

“Just had a meeting with Raila on the outstanding matter in court. In the spirit of cohesion and reconciliation in the country, the matter stands settled,” she said.

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Raila, on his part, said: “Held a meeting with Waiguru and agreed to “let by-gones be by-gones” and leave the matter of the NYS scandal in the hands of investigators.”

He added: “She said her case against me is now settled in the spirit of reconciliation that the nation has embarked on. We also reviewed the status of devolution in the country and agreed to exchange views frequently on how to address the challenges.”

Early in the year, Waiguru had requested the High Court to allow the case against Raila to proceed.

Raila had requested that the hearing be stopped until he files an appeal challenging a ruling issued last November.

The ruling allowed the governor to conceal certain information regarding her lifestyle.

Raila had released a dossier claiming President Uhuru failed to include Waiguru’s name on a list of corrupt State officers.

Uhuru’s list saw several senior government officials, including Cabinet Secretaries lose their jobs.

Jojomuga wrote on Twitter: I salenda. This is too much for me to bear.

Munyaojk tweeted: Asi. How things have changed.

JOGUMTU wrote: Hehehehe, I told you. The is no opposition in KENYA. Kila mtu sasa ajipange.

 

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