Connect with us

News

So sad: Kenyan actor stabbed to death

Published

on

Kenya actor Jamal Nassul Rashid who was the judge in KBC TV series Vioja Mahakamani was on Tuesday night stabbed to death in an apparent affair that turned tragic.

According to reports, Jamal was stabbed by his girlfriend Grace Kanamu Namu, 40, using a kitchen knife at the Arks Hotel at 6:15 PM.

The actor was rushed to Shalom Hospital for emergency treatment where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Kenyan Actor Rashid Jamal in characteras the judge in KBC TV series Vioja Mahakamani

A police report filed a good Samaritan read, “It was reported that Jamal Nassul Gaddafi (39), was having a party at Arks Hotel near 67 Airport Hotel on the night of December 11, 2018. There was a quarrel between him and his friend Grace Kanamu Namu (40). She picked a knife and stabbed him.”

Prior to the tragic incident, the two were neighbours in Syokimau area.

They were both divorced and decided to start something together.

Jamal also featured as Baba Junior in a KTN series called Junior.

Earlier in the year, popular Kenyan comedian DJ Nakumatt passed away following a short illness.

He was remembered for his comical mouth mixing skills where a video of him performing his routine landed him a slot on the show.

Daniel Ndambuki creator of the Churchill show took to social media to express his condolences stating, “We will miss you dearly. Rest with the angels.”

READ ALSO:   BREAKING NEWS: 18 year old man arrested in Alabama over killing of Mike Mulwa

Earlier in July, veteran TV comedian, Charles Kimani Kangara, popularly known as Masaku passed away at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi.

The deaths have dealt major blows to the Kenyan creative sector.

Kenyan comedian DJ Nakumatt during a previous performance
-kenyans.co.ke

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Marriage ends after man chooses mother over wife who wanted mother-in-law kicked out of their matrimonial home in Lang’ata

Published

on

A man has opted to lose his wife for his mother. In a divorce where a woman gave her husband an option of kicking out her mother-in-law from their matrimonial home in Lang’ata, Nairobi or lose her, he chose to have his mother stay and the wife out.

The divorce case between Hussein and wife Dayman did not have the grave issues that others normally cite such as infidelity, cruelty or desertion.

Instead, it was small squabbles, including one that Hussein’s mother should leave their matrimonial house. Another was that his wife was not breastfeeding their baby well.

The issues could have been easily solved out of court according to the principal Kadhi, who dissolved their union.When the woman filed for divorce in January, the court decided that the two approach an elder and iron out their differences.

This, however, did not work, as both parties returned to court seeking to part ways.

Hussein and Dayman married in Lang’ata on November 29, 2015. They have two children, one aged two and a younger one.

The woman’s only complaint was that her mother-in-law took over control of their house and had reduced her to a mere house help.

She accused her husband of being weak for avoiding to reconcile her with his mother in a bid to quell frequent disagreements over control of the matrimonial house.The man was also accused of failing to guarantee his wife’s privacy, as their home was full of his relatives.Another thing that hurt Dayman, the court heard, was Hussein’s search of her bag “like a thief” whenever she wanted to go run errands.

READ ALSO:   Giant US media service company Netflix hires Kenyan woman as a manager

Fled in October

Hussein told the court it was his estranged wife who fled sometime in October 2017 after they took their now two-year-old child to the hospital over malnutrition.

He said that on the day she left home, he had instructed her to prepare porridge for the child.  “Dayman was irresponsible and caused child malnutrition,” he testified.

According to the man, it cost him Sh82,000 in hospital bills to treat malnutrition.Court records show that even when both parties appeared for the hearing, they objected to any reconciliation.

“Parties herein agitated for dissolution of their marriage based on normal matrimonial issues that could have been solved out of court,” Principal Kadhi Sebastian Ratori said.“Hussein was put in a dilemma to choose between living with his mother or wife and preferred the mother, thus the separation. May be the separation of the mother and wife could have saved their relationship.”

According to Kadhi, the man had an option of separating his mother and her daughter-in-law or even partitioning their house in a bid to have the two live independently, but he did not.The issue of Hussein’s failure to pay dowry also emerged.

Dayman told the court her husband, an oil supplier, promised to pay Sh200,000 and one set of jewellery as dowry, but did not.

READ ALSO:   Omosh reveals his pay while starting out at Tahidi High

Hussein could not also trust his wife with the children. He had urged the court to give him custody so that his mother would raise them.

But the Kadhi dismissed his prayer as the two are young.In reply, he told the court he would pay his dowry debt in 180 days.He was ordered to be paying Sh26,000 before the 5th of each month.

He is also to provide for school and medical fees for the two children.The woman is to provide basics for the children besides effectively breastfeeding the seven-months-old baby until the age of two.

Continue Reading

News

BREAKING: Binyavanga Wainaina dies aged 48

Published

on

Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina

Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina, a renowned Kenyan author, gay rights activist, blogger and 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, has passed on aged 48.

Wainaina, an acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani, died after suffering a stroke, according to his family and sources at his Kwani Trust.

Kwani Trust Chairman Tom Maliti on Wednesday told the Nation that the writer died a few minutes past 10pm at a Nairobi hospital.

GAY

He is one of the most high-profile individuals to announce their gay sexuality in Africa having made the bold move in 2014 after publishing an article titled I Am a Homosexual, Mum that got Kenya, Africa and the world talking.

An excerpt from the piece relieved him his closely guarded secret as he let the world know through a re-imagination of his mother’s last days as she lay on her deathbed.

“Never, mum. I did not trust you, mum. And. I. Pulled air hard and balled it down into my navel, and let it out slow and firm, clean and without bumps out of my mouth, loud and clear over a shoulder, into her ear. “I am a homosexual, mum.”

He later tweeted that “I am, for anybody confused or in doubt, a homosexual. Gay, and quite happy,” putting to rest the debate the article stirred.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: I did't steal anyone's husband, says top Kenyan comedienne

That same year, Time Magazine named him as one of the “Most Influential People in the World” in its annual TIME 100.

The celebrated author first had his eyes set on a lucrative accounting career before settling on literature.

He moved to South Africa after transferring his credits from the University of Nairobi, where he was studying for a Bachelor’s of Education degree, to the University of Transkei to study commerce.

TIMID, SHY

However, he never completed the degree. Struggling to make ends meet as a young man in a foreign country, he began to run a restaurant business.

Later, he started writing food and travel articles for the Weekend Argus.

“I was fortunate to reside in a country that is very annoying to live in,” Binyavanga says of South Africa.

Born in Nakuru’s Milimani, Binyavanga says he was a timid and shy child.

“But I feel like now my season is beginning, in this continent called mine, and I am an African; I want no space to not welcome me,” he said while speaking at TED Talks in 2015.

His confession of being homosexual caught many by surprise.

“I am not afraid to talk. In fact, I am doing a documentary on it because this thing must be discussed.

“Kenyans should discuss it in all platforms but not before they hear the full story.

READ ALSO:   Giant US media service company Netflix hires Kenyan woman as a manager

BOOK LOVER

“I know you called me over this matter of coming out. I will talk but I don’t want the media to manage my story,” he said during an interview.

He added that he knew he was gay from age five.

“I was five when I closed myself into a vague happiness that asks for nothing much from anybody. Absent-minded. Sweet. I am grateful for all love. I give it more than I receive it, often,” he wrote on africasacountry.com blog.

“I can be selfish. I masturbate a lot, and I never allow myself to crack and grow my heart. I touch no men. I read books.

“I love my dad so much, my heart is learning to stretch. I am a homosexual.”

STROKE

“Look out for an essay I’m writing in January.”

In 2016, he dropped another bombshell: that he was HIV positive!

The prolific author, who was in Germany, used the occasion of the World Aids Day to reveal his status, adding that he was happy.

In November 2015, he appealed for help after suffering a stroke.

He was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at Karen Hospital and got discharged three weeks later.

And in June 2016, he claimed to have been viciously assaulted by a taxi driver in Berlin, Germany, as a crowd watched while a Daad Fellowship.

READ ALSO:   Omosh reveals his pay while starting out at Tahidi High

His short story Discovering Home scooped the 2002 Caine Prize for African writing and in 2003 he was given an award by the Kenya Publisher’s Association in recognition of his services to Kenyan literature.

source:nation.co.ke

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Has Saumu Sonko broken up with rich boyfriend?

Published

on

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu seems to have broken up with her latest catch.

This comes just months after the couple launched a nightclub, Wakanda Club, in Westlands.

Saumu, who had taken a social media hiatus, on Tuesday hinted at a breakup after unfollowing her bae and his club.

She also posted a suggestive write up stating; “I make mistakes, I get myself in stupid situations that I would have avoided from the start, I get hurt, I get used, I fail but one thing is for sure is that I never give up..I pick myself up, knowing so many people find inspiration in my doing and I’ve got to do what I have to do….one thing I would love to see in anyone looking upto me is never give up and perfection is overrated .your mistakes are what make you who you are …dont let anyone undervalue you!!PERIOD!!!”

Saumu has since deleted previous posts of the launch of the Wakanda Club.

The nightclub is reported to have been a joint venture between the two.

The couple went public about their relationship in early 2018, just months after Saumu’s bitter break up with baby daddy Ben Gatu.

Saumu at some point gave the man an ultimatum that the relationship was either leading to a wedding or a funeral.

READ ALSO:   SHOCKING CCTV VIDEO: Minute-by-minute details of what happened on the day Wambui died reveal how the two women got so close over lunch

Saumu also braved online spats with her followers who accused her of snatching another woman’s husband.

source:nairobinews

Continue Reading

Trending

error: Content is protected !!