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PHOTO: Raila celebrates his 74th birthday with President Uhuru

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A light mood filled Mombasa on Monday when ODM leader Raila Odinga celebrated his birthday with President Uhuru Kenyatta, another mark of their new friendship since their handshake on March 9, 2018.

The president was pictured helping the Orange Democratic Movement leader cut his cake, flanked by his wife Ida and daughter Rosemary Odinga, at his Nyali house. Mr Odinga turned 74.

Leaders proceeded to Mr Odinga’s home after President Kenyatta visited Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho at his office and launched the Mama Ngina waterfront project, which cost Sh460 million.

During the launch, President Kenyatta said “leo ni birthday ya wengine”, while ending his speech while Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala thrilled the crowd when he said Mr Odinga had turned “only 54” and that he was a millennial.

Mr Balala and Governor Joho led the crowd in singing the birthday song for Mr Odinga as President Kenyatta and other dignitaries watched.

“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Baba, happy birthday to you,” they sang.

The governor had not mentioned mention Mr Odinga while recognising other leaders but later explained that he wanted to do “something special” for a person he views as his political demigod.

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Mr Odinga is a principal of the National Super Alliance and the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.

The president said, “I am happy to be in Mombasa with my brother Raila Odinga. I wish him a happy birthday.”

The ODM leader earlier cut a cake at governor Joho’s Treasury Square office and shared it with his coast lieutenants.

He cut it with Mr Joho and Likoni member of parliament Mishi Mboko in the presence of a number of coast politicians.

Before his speech, Mr Odinga thanked the leaders and the public for the birthday wishes – pictures of the celebrations were shared on social media.

There was laughter when he ‘released’ a rendition of the birthday song, saying “I went to the zoo, I saw a fat monkey.”

On a light note, President Kenyatta noted that he had about three days before the end of his holiday. He said he will enjoy them.

Among those who attended the ceremony were Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko; Senators Stewart Madzayo (Kilifi), Mohammed Faki (Mombasa) and Issa Boy (Kwale); and MPs Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita), Omar Mwinyi (Changamwe), Badi Twalib (Jomvu) and Ken Chonga (Kilifi South).

Also present were county woman representatives Aisha Mohammed (Mombasa), Ruwida Obbo (Lamu) and Zuleikha Juma (Kwale).

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Other than Mr Twalibm, coastal region MPs coalescing around Mr Ruto gave the events a wide berth.

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DJ Mo slams haters for fueling rumours of his ‘troubled’ marriage to Size 8

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Gospel DJ Mo has for the first time responded to rumours of him ‘cheating’ on his wife of five years, celebrated gospel musician Size 8 Reborn.

Sometime last year rumors circulated alleging that Size 8 had walked out of their matrimonial home after she found out Mo’s alleged infidelity.

The claims were almost made believable when DJ Mo later appeared on NTV’s weekly comedy show, The Wicked Edition, where he admitted that at some point in their marriage, Size 8 left their home from for about a week after a disagreement.

Size 8 would later appear in a radio interview to defend her husband, terming the claims as false although she admitted that their marriage is not perfect.

‘HATUACHANI’

All this time DJ Mo remained silent on the allegations until recently when he weighed in on the matter while attending the Malaika Tribute Awards.

While telling off his critics, DJ Mo said they should be ashamed of themselves for fueling the rumours as his family is still intact.

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion and so if we are still together someone should be ashamed. Hatuachani,” DJ Mo said.

The couple, who got married in a private civil wedding at the Attorney General’s Chambers, just weeks after Size 8 announced her salvation, are blessed with one daughter Wamboi.

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Last year they lost their unborn child through miscarriage.

source:nairobinews

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VIDEO: Marking her 30th birthday, Betty Kyallo spills the beans about her personal life.

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To mark her 30th birthday, K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo has spilled the beans about her personal life.

In a tell it all interview with comedian Jalang’o on Friday, Betty talked about her life, career and marriage to NTV investigative journalist and news anchor Dennis Okari.

Among the issues she talked about was her baby daddy’s (Dennis) recent nuptials and rumours about the bride having been her maid of honuor during her wedding to Dennis.

“I wish nothing but the best for Okari and his new bride. Because I moved on with my life since our divorce and managed to find happiness again. And I would not want him to still be affected by our separation but to be able to move on and find happiness like I did,” Betty said during the interview.

“And about that rumour that has been going around that my ex’s bride was my maid of honour at my wedding to Okari is just lies. I do not know her, and we have never met before. The maid of honour at my wedding was gospel artiste Rosy Ohon,” she added.

However, what has left netizens with raised eyebrows was Betty’s mother’s comments during the show.

UNHEEDED WARNING

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Betty’s mother said she warned her celebrity daughter about something in the past but she did not listen to her.

This in turn led to things not working out in Betty’s life.

She however wasn’t specific in the matter, leaving it to the audience to speculate whether her warning had to do with Betty’s failed marriage or her romantic relationship with a prominent public figure at the time of her marriage.

According to media reports, it is alleged that Betty dated Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, although she has in the past neither accepted or denied the allegations.

Well, that was until last night when Jalang’o probed her about the matter.

Here is how part of Betty’s conversation with Jalang’o went:

Jalang’o: After dating the governor you know you can only date a president.

Betty: No no no, that is not true.

Jalang’o: You can’t go below that.

Betty: Who said first of all I am happy (giggles uncontrollably as Jalango continues to taunting her). I’m happy financially, I said I would never date anyone who is in the public limelight again.

Source: Nairobi News

 

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VIDEO: Betty Kyallo’s mom reveals how she contacts and rebukes those cyber-bullying her daughter

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Kenyan media personality Betty Kyallo has come out to dispel rumours that she has been having a very difficult time accepting the fact that her ex husband, Dennis Okari has moved on.

During the latest episode of Up-Close with Betty which aired on Friday, the K24 news presenter said she wishes Okari well with his new bride.

Ati nasikia watu wakisema nilikuwa nalilia kwa choo. Hakuna kitu kama hicho (I am told people were saying that I was weeping in the toilet. There is nothing like that.)”

The 30 year old anchor was speaking to Felix Owour alias Jalas who stood in for her in the popular show that she herself hosts.

Okari, an Investigative journalist cum news anchor with NTV, recently wedded Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony.

This after the he and Betty divorced following a lavish and much publicized wedding in 2015.  The two had a daughter together.

Following the latest wedding however, a lot of flak has been thrown in Betty’s way. While some people are happy for the newlyweds, tweeps have been trolling the Daystar University trained journalist with some even saying that she was “dumped by Okari because she is a celebrity and a Community wife’ (whatever that means.)

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Earlier in the Friday interview, her mother revealed that she (Betty) once went against her wish and something that her mother did not approve of. “Things did not work out and I said to her…I told you,” she said.

She however showed her protective side when she said that sometimes she contacts people who cyber-bully her daughter. “As a mother, I have to wonder why they are making negative comments about her. Sometimes I try to interact with them and when they see me online, they say..oh, mom kumbe you are there, I am sorry.”

Asked whether she is seeing someone, Betty neither laughed the question off, only saying that she is happy. This prompted Jalas to suggest that there could be another wedding in the horizon.

This was the first time Betty is interviewed in her own show, Up-Close with Betty. In the interview, she also revisits the issue of dating public figures.

Watch courtesy of K24.

 

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