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Kenyan man buys own coffin, causes drama as he threatens to commit suicide



A man in Aroso Estate, Migori County, on Thursday surprised his neighbours after he bought himself a coffin, threatening to commit suicide over marital disagreements.

Residents who spoke to Citizen Digital said Awilo Jasiaya got off a vehicle carrying a white colored coffin on Thursday afternoon.

According to the neighbors, they were forced to vacate the compound for about half an hour before they returned after gaining courage and sought to establish the intention of Awilo.

The man, who was under the influence of alcohol at the time, could be heard saying he was going to commit suicide and that the coffin was in readiness for his burial.

He also cited the reason for planning to take his own life as means of getting away from the endless domestic squabbles with his wife who was not in the compound at the time of the incident.

Awilo, who originates from Siaya County, reportedly lay in the coffin while shouting continuously, accusing his wife and the mother of his three children for “stressing” him.

He was, however, counseled by his neighbours after which he agreed to return the coffin and seek alternative means of solving his marital problems.

Area administrator Caleb Ombura, who confirmed the incident, said the man was also being sought by the police over reports of assaulting his wife but that he had remained elusive.

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Anita Nderu bashed for hosting gay men on her cooking show




Outspoken media personality Anita Nderu got herself on the receiving end after hosting gay men on her cooking show.

Social media users slammed Anita expressing their disappointment in the woman they said they valued highly.

However, the radio presenter was forced to explain herself claiming those were just her friends who decided to show their real selves.

Responding to an Instagram fan, Anita said that nothing about her show was scripted.

“I respect your opinion. I simply asked my friends to come on my web show and be themselves. What any of us have chosen to do on the show is how each of us is. Nothing about my show is scripted. What you see from the guests, food to outcome is what actually genuinely took place,” responded Anita.

Kenyans made the beauty a trend on Twitter as they made fun of the show with the majority claiming she was advertising cooking Fresh Fry cooking oil.

However, the company behind the oil issued a statement denying having any deal with Nderu.

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Man left in rain with wife’s body sues



A grief-stricken man who was forced to spend a night in the rain outside a police station in Meru beside his wife’s body has sued the State for compensation.

Mr Charles Mwenda, who lost his wife to cancer, is accusing the Meru County Covid-19 surveillance team of mistreating mourners while enforcing the virus containment rules.

In a constitutional petition filed at the High Court in Meru through lawyer Vivian Wambulwa on Wednesday, Mr Mwenda says his rights and freedoms under the Bill of Rights were violated after he was forced to spend a night outside Kianjai Police Station with his wife’s body in a casket.

He wants the court to find that he was treated in an inhumane manner despite having complied with Covid-19 travel regulations.


Lawyer Vivian Wambulwa who is representing Mr Charles Mwenda, the man who has sued the State after he was forced to spend a night in the rain outside a police station in Meru beside his wife’s body last month. The matter will be mentioned on July 6, 2020 for directions. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP


He details how he, together with 31 other mourners, had been cleared to travel from Malindi in Kilifi County to Meru County for the burial of his spouse, Faith Mwende who died on May 24, 2020.

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However, on reaching Keeria market in Meru County, they were stopped and the 31 mourners, including his two children, ordered to return to Malindi, while being threatened to be subjected to forced quarantine at their own cost.

A battalion of armed police officers then ordered the traumatised widower to board a police vehicle together with the casket. The officers took him and the coffin to Kianjai Police Station where he was forced to spend the night.


He recounts how, during the night, he pleaded in vain with the police to be allowed to transport the casket to his home which is only five kilometres away.

And as the night grew, rains pounded the area, leaving him and the casket soaked.

“Police left me alone in the rain. I dragged the casket all alone and sheltered it under a lorry which was parked near Kianjai Police Post. Stagnant water entered the casket,’’ Mr Mwenda claims in his affidavit.

He says the police acted extra-judicially and in breach of fundamental rights while all the respondents, through their agents, violated his rights under Article 28 of the Constitution of Kenya which requires that he be treated with human dignity.

“The petitioner was an innocent victim being stigmatised against on reason of having come from a Covid-19 affected area and his only sin being his beloved wife died during this period,” his lawyer says.

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“The respondents and their agents treated the petitioner with total indignity by transporting the petitioner and his deceased wife and dumping him in the middle of the night by the roadside while it was raining without care as to his security and well-being and without any legal basis,” adds Ms Wambulwa.

Mr Mwenda, who has enjoined the Law Society of Kenya, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority and the Kenya National Commission of Human Rights is seeking general and punitive damages against the State.

Legal Aid Clinic, an NGO which promotes access to justice is also listed as an interested party in the suit.

Meru Resident Judge Alfred Mabeya Wednesday ordered the petitioner to serve the respondents and interested parties with suit papers.

The matter will be mentioned on July 6, 2020 for further directions


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Teacher Wanjiku’s husband dismisses claims he’s behind comedians’ woes



Victor Ber, husband to popular comedienne Caroline Wanjiku alias Teacher Wanjiku has refuted allegations leveled against him by Churchill Show comedian Zainabu Zeddy. Through social media, Zeddy accused Victor Ber of frustrating comedians to the point of pushing them to give up on their dreams.

In a long post shared on her Instagram account, Zeddy described Ber as ‘depression maker’ thanks, to his tough words during auditions.

“Here is the guy behind the artists’ woes @VictorBer24 creative director at Churchill Show “Depression maker”. If you have been to Churchill Showauditions, you know this guy. He will criticize you with his tough words,” she wrote in part.

The mother of one pointed an accusing fingers at Ber for the death of two popular comedians who are believed to have suffered from depression during their last days.

“Ber, how many times did Njenga cry to you before his death? How many times did he call you? After I posted I’m looking for Kasee you all looked for him and lied to him that he will be performing during the show and he came for rehearsals but you told him he was going to perform during the Machakos show. When he came you denied him an opportunity,” claimed Zeddy.

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Responding to the accusations, the father of two in an interview claimed that he is not responsible for anyone falling into depression and if anything, Zeddy is just going through grief.

“I am not the reason behind anyone’s depression, I understand where Zeddy is coming from and it is okay for her to speak her mind. She is grieving and we are all grieving. We have done our best to ensure that every Churchill Show member is doing just fine,” he said.

Zeddy’s accusation come barely a week after the death of Churchill show comedian Joseph Musyoki Kivindu popularly known as Kasee.

“The question is, for how long will you continue to make artists suffer? For how long will artists live with depression? Comedians please do not comment because you will not be allocated slots. I have already burned the bridges. The day it will down on you that God is the provider and giver, you will never beg anyone for such opportunities,” she added.

However, Ber has dismissed Zeddy’s accusations and further added that Kasee was his neighbour and they always spent time together in Kinoo.

He added that the comedian had reformed and believed that he did not commit suicide, but his drink could have been spiked.

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“We really do not think that Kasee committed suicide. His drink might have been spiked for he was doing very well. He fell on his way home and by the time we received a call, he was being taken to the morgue. We are waiting for the postmortem results as his body lies at Chiromo mortuary.”


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