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Comedian YY opens up, reveals troubling relationship with late father

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Comedian Oliver Otieno better known as YY has opened up on his childhood and the troubling relationship he had with his late father.

Speaking in an interview with Massawe Jappani, the Homa Bay born funny bone disclosed that his father was abusive.

He narrated that his father used to assault his mother- a businesswoman – after imbibing alcohol and as the first child, he always tried to help his helpless mother.

“When I was growing up my dad was kind of abusive. I was a kid in the middle. Nilikua naonaga saa zingine akifika home anaanza kuchapa mathe, sometimes anakuja kama amelewa so ikaleta a very strong bond between me and my mom.

“Sometimes naona akipiga mathe nago inbetween nafeel I could do something alafu narushwa uko. I think maturity saa zingine inaingianga mtu depending on the experiences not the age. So nikaanza kuona how I can help my mum…Akiosha vyombo naenda naosha ata kama naosha vibaya.

“When he died knowing what kind of man he was how did it change your life?” Posed Japanni.

“Before then I used to think maybe if dad was here things would be better. But then I remembered zile shida alipitisha mama yangu na ningepende sana mama yangu aishi mazuri sana, afurahie. Not just my mom but wanawake wote. Ningependa sana wanawake wote waheshimiwe,” he added.

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In his plea to men he said, “Wanume wote tuheshimu wanawake. Kama huwezi kua na mwanamke muache. Achilia mwanamke, usimpige mwanamke.”

On how he got his moniker, the comedian disclosed that it was his father’s and wanted to keep his outgoing nature and legacy alive.

“YY was my dad’s name. It is a nickname that he was given by his Kalenjin friends. YY is someone who is outgoing, someone that doesn’t stay at one place… He used to live here in Nairobi…My dad, however, passed away when I was in standard three, so I decided to let his legacy live,” said YY.

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PHOTOS: Former K24 journalist lands plum government job months after mass firing

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If you are good at your job, your skills will sell you and that is not far from the truth for recently axed K24 journalist.

End of June 2020, Mediamax employees could only cry foul after the corporate swept clean its entire newsroom team, from editors, to reporters, to news anchors…they were all shown the door.

This is after the media house’s previous mass firing in late October 2019 with a solid 160 editorial staff asked to exit and at least 10 editors affected, citing hard economic times.

Mediamax building

Some have had a soft landing including the former K24 Kiswahili managing editor and TV anchor, Franklin Wambugu who has bagged himself a plum role in government.

Divulging finer details to a local publication, Frank revealed he was now Communications and Public Relations Officer at Kiambu County Government, a role he landed barely 2 weeks ago.

I am here to showcase what Kiambu County has to offer in terms of service delivery especially with it being the second-most populous county and attracts a lot of interest.

Former K24 saa moja co-anchors Franklin Wambugu and Isabella Kituri

Despite his vast experience in the field of communications, Mr Wambugu believed he was here to work with a team of professionals and not to start from scratch.

I am not going there to reinvent the wheel. I am going to work with people who are very talented.

His new role holds him responsible for the formulation, implementation and coordination of Information and Public Communication policies as well as advising on the same.

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VIDEO:How Maureen Waititu’s untimely pregnancies sacrificed her career in Law

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Maureen Waititu became expectant barely weeks into her Kenya School of Law exams when she had to choose between motherhood and finishing school.

Divulging details during their Mamiz show, Milly Chebby recalled her childhood of an ever-present lioness of a mom.

She was a present and commanding mom although at one point she became a single mum.

Popular content creator, Milly Chebby

And unlike for Milly, Maureen Waititu only had the privilege of seeing her mother after every 3 months.

My mum was always working and away but it never made me lose my vision as a mum. I’d see her after 3 months and at the time, I was like a really little girl.

Parenting

Maureen’s parents separated just like she did with baby daddy, Frankie Just Gym It and for her, her past had prepared her enough.

I’ve never heard my mum talk ill about my dad and despite having my reservations about Frankie, I will never tell it to my kids.

Former couple, Frankie Just Gym It and Maureen Waititu with one of their sons

However, unlike her career mother, Maureen vowed to be a present mum for her boys, forcing her to put a stop to her career in Law, to care of her sons.

For some reason, I knew I’d always have boys and always wanted to be a more present mom for my boys. That’s why I never went to practice Law.

Turns out the babies came before she sat her exams at Kenya School of Law so she kept postponing.

I got my baby [Lexie] 3 weeks before KSL exams but I was ready for the exams. However, my son got Jaundice and I had to postpone my exams. Kai Kai on the other hand was an oopsie baby, I was on birth control at the time but it failed me miserably. Either way, I love them to bits!

Maureen Waititu with her two boys

Her confession, left Milly Chebby envious of her, wishing she could also bare a son with hubby Terence Creative.

Can we exchange places so that I get a second born who is a son?

Milly Chebby with daughter, Milla Netai

This saw the two burst out with laughter, as Terence kept mum after his wife’s confession.

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VIDEO: Milly WaJesus misty after husband’s big surprise on her special day

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The WaJesus family is one couple that has proven marriage can still work, with the love flame still burning bright, promises living to be fulfilled and romance only getting sweeter by the day.

A couple that has become an envy to many but one that has lived to give hope to those looking forward to one or in despair that with God in it, it is very possible.

Milly was turning a year older yesterday and her romantic husband, Kabi spared his time to plan all through it and it emerged a beautiful success.

Milly Wa Jesus

Blindfolded, Milly was driven to an undisclosed location, seemingly a rural kind of place, quiet, beautiful greenery, away from the city.

Once she was unmasked, what stood before her was a beautiful romantic picnic setup in what many would term the middle of nowhere but what stood out most was the certification Kabi was about to hand her.

The WaJesus picnic on their just purchased piece of land

The ground the couple had been standing in was a piece of land Milly had prayed to God about for so long, she knew they could not afford it but always trusted in God.

The unveiling

Finally, Kabi had made her dream come true on his wife’s special day, handing her a title deed, certified and with her names on it.

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Overwhelmed, the mother of one, broke to tears, weeping uncontrollably, running around insanely and Kabi was just grateful he could make it happen.

Milly Wa Jesus acquires her title deed

For Kabi, his wife deserved everything good because since day one she believed in him, even when he had no vision, she stood by him and for that, he would give up everything for her.

Kabi used his last savings from his previous company to make his first step towards purchase of the land by 20th July, and worked day and night to fully ensure the land was in his wife’s name.

The WaJesus just purchased piece of land

A piece of land they seek to settle in as their first home and for their family. It was a beautiful late afternoon, dancing, singing, crying, popping champagne, eating and drinking the evening away.

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