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Lady escapes bruised from a bodaboda accident is hit and killed by car two days later while standing by the roadside

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On Boxing Day, a bodaboda she was travelling in collided with a matatu at the shopping centre where a speeding vehicle fatally hit her on Saturday

When Maximilian Chemutai survived a freak motorbike accident on Boxing Day at Chebarus in Nandi County, it was both unbelievable and a huge relief to her.

Chemutai, 21, was returning home from an errand at the local shopping centre when the boda boda she was travelling in collided with a matatu along Kapsabet- Shamakhokho road.

The mother of a three-year-old son survived narrowly, escaping with a minor bruise on her knee.

Grateful to be alive, Chemutai took to Facebook, as a matter of routine, to narrate her luck to her followers.

“God you are so amazing. I will forever glorify and praise your name. I was involved in an accident. It was God’s favour to escape without any serious injuries,” she posted.

She signed off by wishing her friends “a happy and prosperous New Year”, writing in bold letters, a sign of her huge relief.

Messages of goodwill poured in from tens of her friends and well-wishers from across the country.

By last Friday, the incident had started to slowly fade into oblivion as Chemutai recuperated at home.

Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. Chemutai left home to meet the boda boda rider to “sort out the matter” since the incident had been recorded with the police at Chebarus.

In a tragic turn of events, Chemutai was hit by a matatu while standing by the roadside at the same shopping centre.

This time though, Chemutai was not so lucky. She died on the spot.

Eye witnesses say the matatu’s brakes failed and ploughed into a crowd that was standing by the roadside, killing six people in its wake.

From a lucky escape to death. A twisted fate.

On Sunday, her Facebook page was abuzz again as friends stunned returned, this time not to wish her a quick recovery, but to bid Chemutai farewell.

Chemutai was studying mass communication at Kisii University’s Eldoret campus.

According to her family, she was to resume her studies in January after deferring her course earlier in the year.

Grief-stricken friends and relatives gathered yesterday at her Chebarus home to mourn this most stupefying death. Her mother Beatrice Chebet was inconsolable.

“I can’t understand what happened. She was recovering well from the knock. It is so confusing,” Ms Chebet told the Nation, describing her daughter as outgoing and hardworking.

Her elder brother Geoffrey Kipkoech, who was with his sister at the time of the incident, missed death by a whisker.

“I had just joined her on the roadside when a matatu sped towards where we were standing. I managed to dash but she was not lucky,” a devastated Kipkoech narrated.

From her photos on Facebook, Chemutai was always a buoyant woman, always enthusiastic about sharing events around her life with her online followers.

Mourning her, one of her friends posted that escaping death two days earlier had probably allowed Chemutai the opportunity to say final goodbyes to her friends.

Nandi County Commissioner Mohammed Barre said the unusual accident was being investigated and called on motorists and other road users to exercise caution on the road.

“The drivers must avoid speeding and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition to avoid road calamities,” said Barre.

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  1. SAMUEL M GATHERU

    December 31, 2018 at 12:02

    uselessgovernordswhodontrecogniseroadsaftyisacountydisasterandfailto sensitise driversonregional radio in their jurisdiction Mandago shame on you

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Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter Zindzi Mandela dies aged 59

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Former South African President and anti-apartheid crusader Nelson Mandela’s daughter is dead.

Zindziswa Mandela died on Monday morning aged 59 years.

Her death was confirmed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the country’s Department of International Relations.

She was serving as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.

Just like her parents – Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela, – Zindzi cut a figure of anti-apartheid freedom fighter following the footprints of her parents who suffered in the hands of the white government.

The late diplomat bore the brunt of the harsh regime after her father was imprisoned when she was only 18 months old.

Thereafter, her mother would also be in and out of jail often letting her be taken care of by her elder siblings.

In 1977, her mother was taken to Brandford and later to Orange Free State jails. Zindzi supported her and acquired her education culminating it in Degree in Law at Cape Town University.

This enabled her to emerge as the spokesperson of her parents.

The family have not given the information on the cause of her death.

She is survived by a husband and four children.

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See photo of exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna looking worn out that has worried netizens

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An post meeting photo of Kenyan exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna with a friend in Canada has left his online followers asking government to allow him back.

Miguna had a joint photo with one Jackson Igbinosun at the Black Gold Think Tank but it was his apparent unkempt beard and now slender body that many netizens noticed.

 

Miguna Miguna.Miguna Miguna and his friendJackson Igbinosun at the Black Gold Think Tank. Photo: Miguna Miguna.
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According to the online community, the firebrand politician looked weary, fatigued and much older, joking that he was aging before he could liberate them from “despotic jaws”.

“You are getting older each day general before you liberate us from the despots. We still believe, hope and trust in you,” joked Olleta Dennis.

Miguna Miguna.Miguna Miguna when he stranded in Berlin after the government issued a red alert against his flight back to Nairobi. Photo: Miguna Miguna.
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Some even chided him that he was no longer the self-declared general they knew two years ago on the night of his deportation when government authorities allegedly sedated him.

Miguna was kicked out of the country in 2018 after his involvement in the infamous swearing in of the ODM party boss Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’.

He made several futile attempts to fly back home in January 2020, but the government issued a red alert to block his return.

After his last deportation on March 28, 2018, he continued to live in his adopted country Canada.

By Tuko.co.ke

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What killed popular televangelist Morris Cerullo

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One of the most celebrated televangelists Morris Cerullo has died.

The evangelist has been battling pneumonia over the past few days.

On July 9, a message posted on his Facebook page revealed that not all was well and the end was nigh for the preacher.

“Urgent Prayer Request: Dear Friends, we would appreciate your immediate prayers for Dr Cerullo who is being treated for pneumonia at the hospital. Please also pray for Theresa who has been working around the clock to assist in his care. She needs your prayers too for extra strength at this time. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for Morris and Theresa!” read the post which attracted over 32,000 reactions, 14,000 comments and 3,500 shares.

Born 88 years ago in Passaic, New Jersey, US, Cerullo grew to become one of the most listened to and watched preachers of all time, perhaps in the league of renowned televangelists like Billy Graham.Young Cerullo grew up in orphanages after his parents died in a road crash. Having been born into a Jewish-Italian family, he converted to Christianity at the age of 14, a move which is said to have not gone well with the owners of the Orthodox Jewish orphanage.

He ran away and started preaching at the age of 16. He would later conduct several open-air crusades and ministry meetings across the world. His ministry was premised on healing and miracles. At the age of 59, he bought the assets of the bankrupt ministry of Jim Bakker.

An astute businessman, Cerullo invested in media and bought a cable news network called PTL which he later renamed INSP-The Inspiration Network of which one of his sons would become CEO and later chairman. The evangelist got married to Theresa in 1951 and were blessed with three children, David, Susan and Mark.

His ministry went beyond the US and to various continents in the world including Africa. He came to Kenya in August 2017 and paid a courtesy call to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. He also visited Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia during that tour.

But Cerullo has had his own fair share of controversy. At one point he was accused of tax evasion in California but the charges were dropped. In another incident, the preacher was accused of having underrepresented his income between 1998 and 2000 but on August 8, 2007, a court in California ordered the indictment to be dropped. In 2001, a group calling itself UK Apologetics took on the preacher accusing him of what they called ‘Massive Distortions’, questioning his mode of preaching.

The group charged: “Cerullo, who is widely-known to be fabulously wealthy, has claimed many miracles but many observers strongly question the validity of some of these claimed ‘miracles,’ indeed, a few of these are genuinely tragic. One such case is the case of the little girl, riddled with cancer, who is informed by Cerrullo that she is “healed.”

Tragically this poor little girl was dead within weeks.”In 1991, he was accused for airing miracles he claimed to have performed, leading to the suspension of the license of a TV station or broadcasting a programme dubbed Victory with Moris Cerullo, until the station agreed to place a disclaimer stating, “Morris Cerullo World Evangelism cannot substantiate the claims made by participants featured in this programme.”

His death was yesterday received with an outpouring of grief on social media. John King’oo, a Nairobi resident, wrote on Facebook: Rest in power Dr Morris Cerullo. Immediately after high school, I attended your meetings in Nairobi.

By Standard.co.ke

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