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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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Travel blogger Susan Wong leaves Capital Fm

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Travel blogger Susan Wong has announced her departure from Capital FM where she worked as the lifestyle editor.

She announced the news to her fans on Wednesday talking about her time working for Capital FM for the last eight years.

“Capital FM is not just my workplace, but over the years, it has been my home and a challenging space that has sharpened and moulded me into the person I am today. @CapitalFMKenya is my family and I leave with incredible lifelong friendships and memories that I’ll cherish forever,” tweeted Ms Susan.

She however did not say what plans she has next.

Susan is popularly known for her blog posts on travel capturing different cities around the world for their beauty and tourism appeal.

She also hosted an online show with fashion blogger This is Ess called ‘Our 2cents’ that highlighted different issues.

Her fans on Twitter were saddened by the move and this is what they had to say.

Rumie Lo tweeted, “You will be missed… when Susan would say “especially” in the our2cents videos…. onwards and upwards Susan.”

Tony BonMbugua said, “You had very in-depth and interesting articles on lifestyle topics… Also, this video is quite sth all the best.

Samih_st wrote, “Godspeed Ma’am” while Anthony ndong commented, “All the best Susan in your future endeavours keep inspiring.”

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Actress Nyce Wanjeri lays it bare on problems that rocked her marriage, leading to divorce

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Nyce Wanjeri, formerly of hit show Auntie Boss, has opened up on her crumbled marriage to Titus Wagithomo.

Speaking to Radio Jambo, Wanjeri said that she is not yet ready to disclose everything, but their nine-year marriage was stretched due to a myriad of issues including disrespect.

She said that their relationship started showing cracks as they clocked seven years together, and when it reached its boiling point in 2018, she could not take it anymore.

“Mizozano huanza, Yetu ilianza tukielekea seven years. Ilkua ngumu kwanza ju pocketwise hatukua sawa lakini tulikua tunapush each other. Fanya hivi nifanye hivi tulete mezani. Tulipatana Kenya National Theatre… Alikua ashakaa mwaka mimi nilikuja nyuma yake. Tulikua na stories similar kidogo lakini wakati miaka saba inaelekea unakuta pia wewe unagrow; kuna mtoto ananiita mama, kuna mtoto anamwita baba.

“Tukiingia seven years pesa kidogo ndizo zinaanza kuingia. Kulikua na disrespect before, but wakati huo ndio nilianza kufeel ugumu kidogo. I am very spiritual. Niliomba sana na tukaweza kuweka utofauti kando na tukaendelea vizuri.

“Then sometime last year, vitu havikua vinaenda vizuri. 2018 wasn’t such a good year. Nikaona siwezi. Tuliongea kama watu wazima.

“Did you involve both your parents in a bid to bring you together?” Posed radio host Massawe Japanni.

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“Kwanza mimi sina wazazi. My mom passed in 2016, my dad was 2004.Wale naangalia sana kama wazai ni my uncles; wananisupport na kuniombea pia…Sohatunge ingisha wazazi sana kwa vile hajawahi kuja kwetu hajawahi ona watu wetu.. Hakuingia but kulikua na hio mipango….

“Why didn’t he?” Japanni pressed further.

“Sijui, nimeuliza hio swala mara kadhaa, kila mwaka, mbona hatuendi…Alinitambulisha kwao lakini cha muhimu pia wazazi wangu watauliza msichana wao alienda wapi…Si kwa ubaya lakini ni tatizo. Pia hio sio reason ya wanawake ya kutaka kutoka kwa ndoa at ju jajakuja kwenu au hajatoa mahari,” she added.

Wanjeri affirmed that their marriage was over.

“Kwa hapo ni vitu kadhaa, zenye ziko ready kwa saa hii kuzitoa lakini ni vitu ambavyo kama mwanamke zingeweza.

“Ya kwanza nimesema ni disrespect… watu wengi waliingilia hii kitu kulingana na ile iliwekwa wakasema ashafika, ashapata pesa, ashaenda Nigeria, ashakua success. Kitambo walikua pamoja leo hii hawako juu ya hio success. Mimi husema hivi pesa huja na huisha, amaterial things are nothing. Kitu ya maana ni je kuna upendo na heshima?”

 “Kwa keli tumeachana, vile alisema tumeachana ni kweli tumeachana…kila ndoa ina matatizo yake na kila mtu ana ako na ile kitu inaleta problems; sitaki kiusema ni mashindano kwa vile watu ambo wanshare blanketi moja hujui, mambo mengi hufanyika.

“Na pia kwenye hii industry yetu kuna ile naita disrespect. If mtu amekudesrespect leo, kesho, kesho kutwa na hiachange pia wewe kama mtu kuna wakati itafika utachoka…. Ukiangalia kivyako unaona either unanyanyzwa hapa kila naambia watu

“Inafika wakati mtu anachoka na unakua kiakili, ushakua mtu mzima kuna vitu vingine you can’t take.

News of the breakup became public after Wagithomo made the revelations on Facebook.

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“Why am I using Facebook? My marriage is over. So painful I swear. I saw it coming though. Success causes absenteeism, lack of bonding and lack of family time. Why did I imagine we last forever? We are both artists. It’s not normal. It doesn’t work,” wrote Wagithomo.

He later hastily pulled down the post.

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Mvita bae is calling: MP leaves Kenyan women drooling over weight loss photos

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Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir has shared before and after photos of himself that has left his followers in awe.

It all started after the MP wanted to Skydive while holidaying in Dubai in 2014 but got rejected in each and every venue because of his weight. Most parachutes are made to hold up to 120kg for men but he was 10 Kgs past the limit.

“They said, ‘You are overweight. You won’t defy gravity and the parachute won’t hold you’,” he recalls.

From this encounter, the MP vowed to work out and get his sexy back, managing to cut from 130Kgs to 84Kgs. Now he’s ranges around that weight and he has always encouraged people to live a healthy lifestyle.

Abdulswamad now has a hot body, and, as expected, Kenyan women are swarming trying to get his number. On social media, women have been openly confessing their lust over the 45-year-old married politician

 

During his free time, Abdulswamad undertakes a lot of charity work. Through, the Sharrif Nassir foundation, a non-profitable organization, Abdulswamad supports the needy members of the society.

He is one of the most influential and richest men in the coast region. He also does shipping and logistics businesses. Besides that Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Radio Rahma.

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