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CS Amina Mohamed orders school to re-admit Rastafarian Girl



Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Thursday,directed that a rastafarian girl, Makeda Ndinda, suspended from Olympic High school over dreadlocks, be re-admitted.

According to media reports, the CS made the decision explaining that the girl was entitled to an education.

She further referenced to a court ruling that had allowed Muslim students to attend schools with hijabs and scarves since it was their religion’s requirement.

Members of the Rastafarian religion appear in court

Olympic High School sent the girl away claiming that it would only admit her if she shaved her dreadlocks.

The school’s decision, however, did not sit well with her father who then pressed charges stating that the dreadlocks represented their religion.

The father, John Mwenda, through his lawyer, Shadrack Wambui, accused the school of denying the girl her right to education hence fostering discrimination.

The case caught the eye of former presidential aspirant Ekuru Aukot who claimed that by the school’s action, it had discriminated against the student.

“I do not understand why a public institution would discriminate against a child. There are Akorinos, Sikhs and Muslims who are allowed in school,” stated Aukot.

Mwenda is seeking for her daughter to be compensated over the violation.

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Former presidential aspirant Ekuru Aukot and the Student Makeda Ndinda

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Kenyan featured in US reality TV Show ’90 day Fiancé’ as she finds love



A Kenyan is one of the participants in the season 3 of American reality TV show 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days.

Season 3 of the show, which premiered this month on the TLC channel, features among others Akinyi, a 25-year-old Kenyan woman.

90 Day Fiancé follows couples, with one partner being American and the other a foreigner.

In most cases, the couples meet online and in some cases they have never met in person. The show follows them as they meet in person, apply for a K-1 visa for the foreign partner to move to the US, and then decide whether to get married.

A K-1 visa is given to the foreign financé or fiancée, allowing him/her to enter the United States for a period of 90 days. Within the 90 days, the couple is required to get married and apply for a green card (lawful permanent resident status). If the couple fails to get married within 90 days, the foreigner must leave the US.

According to E! Online, Benjamin had a “miserable” time dating women around Phoenix, Arizona, and decided to expand his search through a dating app online.

He met Akinyi and was immediately smitten with the Kenyan beauty.

“One day, it popped up, ‘Hey, this person liked you!’ Her name is Akinyi, and I was like, ‘Oh, wow! This is a pretty gal.’ I mean, she’s gorgeous! But she’s all the way in Nairobi in Africa. How is she liking me?” he said during an earlier clip of the show. He sent her a message on the app and the two quickly hit it off.

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Benjamin had his doubts about Akinyi at first, and wanted to make sure she was who she said she was, as well as the same woman in the photo, so he asked her to take a picture of herself doing the Vulcan salute from Star Trek.

“Who would have a random picture of the Spock sign? I was definitely impressed and once I saw Akinyi on video chat, I knew that she was the one,” he said, according to E! Online.

Akinyi has “never dated a white guy,” according to Benjamin, so he jokingly told her that he is “pretty fly for a white guy,” when they first started dating.

A promotion video shows a conversation between Akinyi and Benjamin, where Akinyi tells him that she will be his bride and they “will live happily ever after.”

Benjamin, 33, is a divorced father with a five-year-old and in the show he packs his bags and makes his first-ever international trip to meet her in Kenya and ask her parents for her hand in marriage.

It won’t be easy, as Benjamin is not only the first boyfriend Akinyi has ever introduced to her family, but also as far as they can remember the first white man to visit their village.


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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Vera Sidika steals the show with bare bottoms at Tanasha’s baby shower



Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika stole the show at Diamond Platinumz and Tanasha Donna’s baby shower after showing up skimpily dressed.

The well-endowed socialite was the center of attention at the event, after leaving little to imagination. Vera arrived donning a skimpy outfit of a white bikini combined with a see-me-through fish net and sandals.

Many of the guests at the only invite event appeared distracted every time their eyes caught the glimpse of the Kenyan damsel who was accompanied by her Tanzanian boyfriend Jimmy Chansa.

Video and photos of Sidika’s outfit soon went viral on social media with many castigating her wardrobe choice.

Tanasha Donna

When Vera got a chance to speak at the red carpet, she said she turned up to support her “sister” whom she has known for half a decade now.


“I have known Tnasha for about five  years now and she is my Kenyan sister and when she said you have to come to my shower I said yes. And she being a first time mother I wish her well and I know Diamond and her mother are very supportive,” said Vera.

For years, Vera has maintained cordial relationship with Diamond and hardly misses his events.

Vera once hosted a bikini party organized by Diamond, when the singer was dating Uganda socialite Zari Hassan.

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Overnight ‘Mugithi’ planned ahead of De’Mathew’s burial on Saturday



In efforts to remember and honour fallen Kikuyu Benga musician John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John De’Mathew, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has sponsored a music show (mugithi night) on Friday before the singer’s burial on Saturday.

The event, according to the county boss, will give DeMathew’s fans a chance to remember him by playing all his music.

In efforts to remember and honour fallen Kikuyu Benga musician John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John De’Mathew, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has sponsored a music show (mugithi night) on Friday before the singer’s burial on Saturday.

The event, according to the county boss, will give DeMathew’s fans a chance to remember him by playing all his music.

In his career spanning over 30 years, De’Mathew had produced over 50 albums.

He died on August 18, 2019 after his car hit a trailer-truck near Thika’s Blue Post Hotel.


Artistes drawn from Mt Kenya region will also attend the Friday event which will be held at Golden Palm Hotel in Kenol town and which will go on for the whole night.

Fans of the late musician have also formed a WhatsApp group where they are pledging goats which will be slaughtered during the event.

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According to Governor Wa Iria, the event will remind the Agikuyu people of the life and times of the late De’Mathew whom local leaders regarded as a seer or a Kikuyu prophet.

“We want to remember him by listening to all his songs which play a major role in uniting the Agikuyu community as well as advising and entertaining our people,” the governor said.


According to the governor, the De’Mathew was the bona fide leader of the artistes from central Kenya after the death of Joseph Kamaru last year.

“The late was not your ordinary musician. He took the mantle from the late Joseph Kamaru and as a matter of fact, it is only after Kamaru’s death that a sacco was formed and De’Mathew was appointed to be its chairperson,” the governor said.

Mr Wa Iria was named the patron of the musicians’ sacco known as Tamco Sacco and was instrumental in its formation and operations.

The governor has lauded De’Mathew’s leadership saying seven months after the sacco was formed, they have been able to buy land in Kenol town at a cost Sh8 million. He said he will continue working closely with the artistes to ensure they realise their dream.

The sacco was launched in January this year at Thika Greens in Murang’a where President Uhuru Kenyatta, the governor and other leaders sent their contributions.

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During the launch of the Sacco, Mr Wa Iria advised the artistes to put more emphasis on investments than offering credit services to their clients to prevent the society from collapsing of as has been witnessed with other similar ventures in the recent times.

During the sacco’s launch, the late De’Mathew said they intended build a recording studio, commercial shops and conference rooms where members will be benefitting from the proceeds on monthly basis.

“We have been mocked and laughed at but we are determined in joining hands and growing together so that never again shall we be seeking fundraisers for the hospital bills and burials of musicians,” he said.

DeMathew will be buried on Saturday at his ancestral home in Mukurwe, Gatanga in a ceremony where the President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders are expected.

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