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CS Tuju: I wore my first underwear at Starehe Boys

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Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju did not know what underwear was until he went to Starehe Boys’, he has said.

The Secretary General of the Jubilee Party, and second-time cabinet minister, revealed that he was given his first ever underwear at Starehe Boys’ Centre by founder Dr Geoffrey William Griffin.

“I had never worn innerwears until I came to Starehe. I came here bare…I was a miserable poor little boy when I came here and my first innerwear was given to me by Dr Griffin,” he told boys at an event to mark his old schools’ 60th year anniversary, on Friday, much to their amusement.

“What are you clapping for? Are you clapping for innerwear or are you laughing at me?” he asked the applauding boys.

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Tuju went on to become a news anchor on TV in the late 1980s and early part of the 1990s, and later the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rarieda constituency.

Starehe Boys’ Centre and School – one of Kenya’s greatest high school- was founded in 1959 by the late Dr Griffin, Geoffrey Gatama Geturo and Joseph Kamiru Gikubu, as a rescue centre in Nairobi for poor and destitute boys orphaned by the Mau Mau uprising.

It has stayed true to its initial charitable purpose, by enrolling needy boys.

The charitable school educates at least 70 per cent of its students free, and the rest at a reduced rate.

It gives students from all walks of life an opportunity to get a public school education that would otherwise be beyond their means.

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“I’ll never ever underestimate the contribution that Starehe Boys has had in my life,” said, Tuju who claimed to have come from a very poor background without giving full details.

Tuju went to Majiwa and Nakuru West Primary Schools before joining Starehe for his secondary education.

The 60-year-old ex-legislature, told the tickled boys that he had walked all the way from Nakuru to Starehe where he met Dr Griffin to implore him for a vacancy at the school.

He said initially he was turned away but was later accepted. He did not explain the circumstances under which he was rejected and then re-considered for a scholarship at the school.

He went on, “Griffins saw potential in us. All we needed was the opportunity and he gave us that.”

Source: Nairobi News

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Why are you showing us your nakedness, Kenyans wonder over Passaris’ thy-exposing dress

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Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris angered a section of Kenyans online after she defended her dressing, which was considered ‘indecent.’

In a tweet days after she was highly criticized online for wearing a see-through black maxi dress, Passaris noted that she is not ashamed of her beauty, adding that she was sent to the world without clothes.

“God sent me into the world without clothes who am I to be ashamed of my perfect being? Those with sin see my nakedness. Those redeemed by the blood of Our Saviours Jesus Christ see a beautiful child of God made perfect in His image. #NakedSoul #UnconditionalLove #IAmHisChild,” tweeted Passaris.

Online users slammed the politician for trying to use God’s name to justify indecent dressing.

Here are some of the reactions;

@CharlieWetu wrote: “Why show us your nakedness. I though you were married.”

@Irenemugo: “Is this how far you’ll go now to grab men’s attention? How pathetic!”

AliciaKariuki: “This is cheap. Na utamsikia akisema eti wanawake wanatukanwa.”

@OokoAmimo said:” Whatever English you use. There is no justification for being naked in the public.”

@Frankayub noted:”Don’t tag Jesus in your ratchet/ debauchery.”

@NzimbiHenry tweeted:”Thank you one term women rep.”

@ayatollasly1 noted:”And this is how the cookie begins to crumble,
Quoting God as justification for dressing immorally, Where does she think she is,garden of eden.”

@Absent_Morris posed:”You do know you sound lame than a teenage girl going through teenage crisis? Smh.”

@WMutunga stated: “Don’t play God. You don’t own God.”

SOURCE-Mwakilishi.com

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Broke Kenyans beg Sonko’s daughter for help after she flaunts pile of cash

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Broke Kenyans spent the better part of Friday afternoon begging Saumu Mbuvi to help them with cash after she flaunted wads of money on social media.

The first born daughter of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko posted a picture of herself sitting in an office with a section of the desk piled with money.

She captioned the picture with a message about knowing her worth and not being afraid to walk alone.

“I know what I bring to the table, so trust me when I say I am not afraid to eat alone,” wrote Saumu Mbuvi.

The post attracted numerous reactions with most Kenyans telling her to be grateful of her fortunes in these harsh economic times.

Others went ahead to explain their tough financial situations including not being able to raise college fees

Ms Mbuvi later deleted the post but not after screenshots had been taken.

Source:nairobinews

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Storm as J’s restaurant staff explains why they prefer whites over blacks

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J’s Fresh Bar and Kitchen has become the butt on online rancor after one of its staff bluntly told a paying black customer that the establishment prefers whites customers.

A customer by the name Monique Kemboi wondered why she sometimes experiences ‘racist bias’ at the establishment and yet the establishment is in Kenya.

“Sometimes I have experienced racial bias where they attend to Whites and Indians faster than Africans which is saddening because we are in Kenya and in 2019 people, this should not be an issue but noted,” she posted on Instagram.

J’s Fresh Bar and Kitchen, which has branches in Westlands and Karen, responded with a shocking reply.

“This exists all over Kenya not just J’s. It’s about tip culture not racism. All restaurant owners know this and it’s important to state the truth,” J’s staff responded.

The response has since been taken down by the establishment after it elicited a backlash.

The restaurant issued a statement on Thursday emphasizing their position on discriminatory behavior

“Notices will placed in our establishments stating our zero tolerance policy to any form discriminatory behavior or harassment of any form whether this maybe from any member of staff, patrons or any external security services deployed,” part of the statement read.

Their response still did not go down well with patrons who called them out more.

Yvonne Nyawira said; “Your response to Monique Kemboi is such an ignorant comment. So basically you are saying yes we are racist but it’s only because it’s for tips so it’s OK? Did you even think before coming here to respond in such a way? Have you thought about the countless Kenyans who spend money there until morning buying spirits, wines by the bottles and beers by the crates keeping your doors open so you can afford to pay staff and rent? Sustainability trumps your white folk who drink two beers all night. But you can go ahead and keep your tippers I’m out! ALSO, WE TIP!!! Not that this is the issue!”

While Ivy Kinuthia described how she also had a terrible time at the establishment.

“I used to visit Js regularly but had a horrible experience with security while visiting with a friend from another African country which resulted in extreme humiliation. I even asked to speak with the management and they literally dared me to do so. I made several phone calls that were not answered. What I got from that was that it was encouraged behavior. Please save us your non-discriminatory signs. Js is a self-hating, overpriced and non-inclusive venue. It’s been a year since I last visited and I am happy to say that I have no plans of returning. We need less businesses like you and I am glad to see that more people have caught on.”

“Your wait staff are entitled and require intensive training. It beggars belief that they treat Africans badly and still expect our tips (a concept that is as foreign as it is optional). It’s a fact that whites get preferential treatment in your establishment: In a country that is 99% black, you should be VERY ashamed of that. Do Better,” said Elayne Okaya.

A respondent by the name Yaw Twelve said; “You know I used to respect y’all until you responded to Monica. Being racist in your own country openly is one of the worst decisions you could make. Considering the economic instability of the currency, people have no time and patience for such kind of treatment. In a full African country with no predominance, you can afford to keep such a mindset…. I ain’t stepping near that place anytime soon.”

Source:nairobinews

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