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  • County First Ladies Association has formed a partnership with Non-communicable Disease Alliance that will see a program for free milk rolled out to school children.

    The initiation of the program will begin with a pilot phase that will focus on the counties of Garissa, Makueni and West Pokot.

    The program will then spread to cover other deserving areas as time goes by.

    Counties in arid and semi-arid regions are nonetheless the main targets of the program since the children therein are more vulnerable and likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases (NCD).

    The program will also focus on areas that are poverty stricken with children who are exposed to unbalanced diets.

    The move of the program was announced by the First Lady of Makueni County, Nazi Kibwana, who is also the Chairperson of the First Ladies Association.

    Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s wife, Nazi Kibwana, with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta

    Ms Kibwana indicated that the primary goal of the initiative was the eradication of non-communicable diseases in addition to the implementation of NCD-prevention strategies.

    She was speaking at Makueni Boys during the launch of “Start a Library” program.

    During the occasion, Makueni County Education and ICT official Damaris Makau indicated that they had already engaged in meetings with various school heads over the subject matter.

    A boy drinking milk. FILE PHOTO

    She stated, “We had stakeholders meeting where we made consultations on the schools to target.”

    Makau communicated that the county was focussing on schools in areas that are considered the driest.

    It was also revealed that they will conduct a health review of the pupils prior to the launch of the free milk program.

    Constant reviews will also be made after every three months to evaluate the progress and its outcomes.

    According to statistics from the World Health Organization, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity form the main risk factors for NCDs, which contribute to the development of a significant percentage of disabilities in Kenya.

    Nazi Kibwana Speaking and Offering Aid at a past public function for school girls

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We were not happy anymore – Lilian Muli speaks on split from ex-husband



Days after K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo opened up to her Instagram followers that she is happy that her ex-husband Dennis Okari has moved on, Lilian Muli has taken a cue.

Speaking to Kalekye Mumo, Muli disclosed that her relationship with ex-husband, Moses Njuguna Kanene, came to a slow, grinding halt and they had to go their separate ways.

The Citizen TV anchor narrated that though the relationship was bliss at first, it reached a point where she felt “strangulated.”

She added that they mutually agreed to part ways and still remain friends to date.

I was young, I was a small girl. That seems like a long time ago but it was pretty romantic. He was my friend, he remain my friend to date. He is an extremely romantic gentleman and so he guided me a lot along that process, it is what it is, things didn’t work out. He is a person I respect to date

We were not happy anymore, and we just got to a place where you know we were not friends anymore, and I felt strangulated, I just felt that the Lilian I knew was getting suffocated in this environment and we mutually opted it was not working. We agreed to go separate ways. It is easier that way, there is no unnecessary drama. Once you have a child with someone really that person is your life forever,” Muli told Kalyekye.

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PHOTOS: Langata MP Nixon Korir weds lover in exclusive ceremony



A day after NTV anchor Dennis Okari exchanged vows with Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony along Kiambu Road, Saturday the 16th was Nixon Korir’s turn.

The Langata MP wedded his longtime lover Beryl Zoraima at an exclusive wedding held at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi.

The event was graced by family and friends as well as the who’s who in the political and entertainment scene.

Take a look at photos from the ceremony below…


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Murder most foul: Woman denies killing her ‘mother’



Suspect is accused of stabbing elderly woman 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach

Bernadette Njoki Gachinga, 33, was adopted by Esther Wangari Kanuri at the age of three months after being dumped by her biological mother.

But, on the evening of February 23, 2014, Ms Kanuri was brutally killed by unknown assailants at her home in Kihuyo village, Nyeri town. The slain civil servant’s body was found by her husband, Michael Kanuri, lying in a pool of blood in her adopted daughter’s bedroom.

Ms Njoki turned out to be the prime suspect in the murder. It is alleged that she attacked her foster mother while she was taking tea in her living room and stabbed her more than 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach. She allegedly later dragged the body to her bedroom, locked it from the outside and escaped to Nyeri town.

Ms Kanuri, who was suffering from arthritis, had just arrived home from a church service at Kihuyo Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

Although Ms Njoki has since denied killing her foster mother, the court found that she has a case to answer.

During her defence at the High Court in Nyeri on Thursday, Ms Njoki admitted hating her foster mother. The court was told she made Ms Kanuri’s life a living hell after discovering she was not her biological mother.

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Justice Abigail Mshila heard that Ms Njoki was a wild and indisciplined girl since her days in high school and was addicted to drugs like bhang and alcohol.

While being cross-examined by State Counsel Emma Gicheha and lawyer Gitonga Muthee for the deceased’s family, Ms Njoki admitted that she became errant and defiant to her foster mother after completing primary school education in 2001.

“I discovered that she was not my biological parent after snooping into a cabinet in the house that was always locked. I was 14 years then and I told my brother that we are adopted children. I became confused and escaped from home for one month to look for my biological mother but I later returned,” Ms Njoki said.

She admitted harbouring a grudge against Ms Kanuri for reasons she did not disclose. She said she was not bitter although Ms Kanuri had not told her she was adopted.

Ms Njoki is accused of stabbing her foster mother to death following an altercation caused by her indiscipline. The disagreement allegedly arose after Ms Kanuri asked her why she had not reported to her workplace in Nyeri town where she was operating a fruits parlour.

The prosecution told the court Ms Njoki, while in high school, wrote a letter to her foster father telling him how she hated her foster mother.

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“Remember I wrote to you an SMS telling you that I hate mum. I was angry. I wish I got to know my real mother,” reads the letter.

Source: Daily Nation

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