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CS Tuju: I wore my first underwear at Starehe Boys



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.


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.


“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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Fourth woman in Kori love life emerges, says they have a son



The last time they talked, Joseph Kori Karue told her that he did not have food to feed himself, let alone pay her son’s school fees.

This is the tale of Grace Wangari, the latest woman in Kori’s complicated love life.He asked her to be patient as he hustled for means, and she accepted like she had always done.

She believed him.It was not the first time he was saying that he did not have money anyway. He had no job so it was understandable why he was broke.

He had just moved from Kayole in Nairobi to Nakuru to try his luck in business. She was to join him once the business began to thrive.

That is how the script was supposed to go until he blocked her calls and disappeared, leaving her with a child and a Nokia 6805 flap phone as memories.

That was in 2012. She still has a picture of them together taken in Eldoret just before he went silent.He had made some money from his business and called her to visit him with his son.

In the photo, he his holding her from the back like a lover would as two bottles of Guinness and Fanta stand on the table before them.

It was the last time they were together. The next time Grace would see Joseph Kori Karue was in the dock three weeks ago following the murder of his wife Mary Wambui.

“It was Kenyatta Day when he first walked into the restaurant. He was cool, smartly dressed and minding his own business,” she recalls.

“I don’t know how it happened but I just found myself serving his table and this became a habit,” she says.In Kori, she got her first boyfriend.

A year later, this love produced a son. They never moved in together but she says they loved each other. But unknown to her, Kori had a wife he never revealed who he lived in Kayole.

SOURCE: Standard Media

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Kaikai’s wife makes ‘bad rubbish’ jibe on Dennis Okari’s big day



Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai’s wife Jace Mueni on Friday gushed about “bad rubbish” while attending the wedding of NTV anchor Dennis Okari.

In a Facebook post, Mueni threw shade at unidentified individual(s) or incident(s), referring to them as “bad rubbish”.

The post was accompanied with a selfie of Mueni and her and Dennis Okari’s wife Naomi Joy.

She wished the couple all happiness writing that they deserved all happiness in the world.

Source: Nairobi News

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NTV’s Dennis Okari ties the knot in spectacular wedding



NTV’s Investigative Editor and anchor Dennis Okari has wedded his Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony held at a location on Kiambu Road.

Okari’s wedding was attended by family and close friends. All attendees were required to produce invitation cards before accessing the venue.

He was previously married to K24’s anchor Betty Kyallo. They had a daughter and separated months after their lavish October 2, 2015 wedding. The two have since divorced.

Dennis Okari and Bonfire bosses Mr &Mrs Kabu

Source: Nairobi News

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