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How botched breast surgery in top hospital snatched my dear wife



To this date, Joseph Musuya Mulupi believes his wife, June Wanza Nyamai Mulupi, was not supposed to die in June 2018.

She died two days after undergoing an elective procedure through which fat from her abdomen was harvested (through liposuction) and infused into her breasts.

“June was not sick. She was in perfect health. This was a cosmetic procedure that she had wanted to do out of choice,” Mr Mulupi says.

He vividly recalls the first time his wife informed him of her intentions. “She asked if she could go ahead,” he says. “To date, I am convinced, she was the most beautiful woman I had ever met and I was lucky that she was my wife,” he says.

He however promised to support her if she was convinced that she needed to undergo the procedure. “Contrary to what people have said, my wife loved herself. She would have cared less what people thought of her body. She was doing this for no one other than herself.”

Through recommendation by friends (and positive rave reviews) the Mulupis sought the procedure at Surgeoderm Healthcare Clinic, in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate.

“We were told that the chief specialist Prof Stanley Khainga, was skilled in plastic and reconstructive surgery,” he recalls.

Joseph Musuya Mulupi who lost wife through botched surgery. [Photo: Courtesy]

On March 24, 2018 June underwent the first liposuction of fat from her abdomen, which was then transferred, to her breasts.She did not suffer any complications. A follow up procedure was scheduled for June.

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“There would be others until the desired result was achieved,” Mulupi says. On June 5, June drove herself to Surgeoderm from the family home in Rongai.

“She was to undergo the procedure and I would pick her in the evening at 9 O’clock the same day,” he says. Mulupi stayed at the facility until 1am but he was told that his wife was resting and therefore he couldn’t see her nor take her home.He left, planning to go back at daybreak.

At about 8am on June 6 Mulupi drove back to the facility to pick his wife. June, it appeared, was nowhere close to being ready to leave for home as Mulupi found her “dead asleep”.

He decided to do some work and return by midday to check on her. But at noon, the story had changed.  “That is when I was told that she was not eating. Her doctor said I give her time to eat and regain strength,” Mulupi says.

“I admonished my wife to eat: if it was the only way that we could go home,” Mulupi says.

But June was not eating. Her appetite was non-existent.She was placed on drip – one after another. By 9 O’clock in the evening he says his wife’s condition had worsened.“She said, “Honey, I am feeling cold.” She was weak.

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Her abdomen, where the liposuction was done, was oozing funny fluids. She was in horrible shape,” Mulupi says.At that point, Dr Martin Ajujo (the one who performed the liposuction) told him: “Things are not looking good. Tell us which health facility we can take your wife to for further treatment.”

His first choice was Aga Khan Hospital but the hospital refused to admit June.His second option, Nairobi Hospital, was willing to take in the patient. Mulupi says June was supported down the stairs to an ambulance waiting outside the mansionette-like Surgeoderm clinic.

Between Surgeoderm and Nairobi Hospital (about 10 minutes’ drive apart) her condition went from bad to worse, he says.

Upon arrival at Nairobi Hospital’s emergency room doctors immediately went into action, “to stabilise her,” Mulupi says.

June would then be taken to resuscitation room and afterwards to High Dependency Unit. At around 10.30pm Prof Khainga, the director at Surgeoderm, assured Mulupi that his wife will be fine.

“Afterwards I went to sleep at my brother-in-law’s house,” he says. When he woke up – the morning of June 7 – around 7 O’clock Mulupi got a missed call from Nairobi Hospital.

He called back and was informed that blood (for his wife) was needed. He mobilised friends and family for blood donation.

At 10.30am Mulupi was taken to the Intensive Care Unit where his wife lay motionless. “Just talk to her: keep talking to her,” the nurse at the ICU kept telling him.

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Later, at high noon, one of the doctors attending to his wife briefed him that June was developing gangrene (dead flesh) around her abdomen.Mulupi also learnt his wife was scheduled to undergo surgery that afternoon.

He left his brother and in-laws at the hospital to follow up on her condition as he went home to check on their children. He would drive back to the hospital at around 7pm.

When he arrived, instead of being taken to a ward (or the ICU) he was shown into a room.“At the door it was written ‘Counseling Room’. A man with a white collar was waiting inside.

At that point I no longer needed to be told that June died,” he says.Inside the counseling room Mulupi learnt that June was wheeled into surgery at 4pm. She suffered cardiac arrest twice. She never emerged from the second one.

The autopsy report, done by Chief Covernment Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor, concluded that June died out of pulmonary edema with suspected sepsis/hemorrhage that occurred after surgery.The pathologist found two stitched perforations on her small instestines.

A medical report signed by Dr Ajujo narrates that June had bilateral small and asymmetrical breasts. The right one was bigger than the left. It further states: ‘Treatment plan was augmentation and asymmetry correction with serial platelet enriched plasma fat grafting.’ June’s time of death was declared 5.58pm.

Source: Sunday Standard

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Peter Mbugua ties knot again, 8 years after Wambui’s death



When wedding photos of Peter Mbugua looking dashing in a brown suit emerged, he made headlines, not for the glamour, but because the 25-year-old had married a 67-year-old widow. The widow happened to be Ms Virginia Wambui Otieno. The marriage was criticised by many, but also defended by others.

Then just 25 years old and naive, Mr Mbugua had defied the norm in African culture and married a woman 42 years his senior in a civil wedding. They later had a church wedding in 2011. The controversial freedom fighter died on August 30, 2011. and was buried at the family farm in Upper Matasia in Ngong, marking the end of the marriage.

But yesterday, Mr Mbugua was celebrated as he walked a young woman down the aisle in a colourful church wedding. He tied the knot for the second time at Archbishop Harrison Ng’ang’a’s Christian Foundation Fellowship Church (CFF) in a mass wedding.

And yesterday, unlike his wedding in 2003, Mr Mbugua, now 45, was this time in church to solemnise his marriage to the mother of his three children, who is 10 years his junior.

Wearing a dark blue suit, a white shirt, a floral tie and a pair of black shoes, he walked majestically into the church, at 9am, hand in hand with his spouse, Ms Anne Wangari Njuguna, who was dressed in a cream wedding dress.

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They walked, their faces beaming as they kept glancing at each other.

Standing at slightly over five feet tall and having added some weight, the shy man has adopted a new attitude to life.

Mr Mbugua and Ms Njuguna were among the 40 couples who took their marriage vows in a mass wedding organised by CFF church.

In an exclusive interview with the Nation, Mr Mbugua intimated that his first marriage was marred with controversy, especially after his wife died. Although the marriage had its ups and down, he says, their age difference did not bother him.

Mr Mbugua said before the dust had settled, he was embroiled in a property tussle with his stepdaughters.

He was kicked out of the Matasia home, and forced to move to Kitengela to make a fresh start. His life journey became bumpy and lonely.

“When my wife, Wambui, died, I felt as if a part of me had gone with her. Little did I know that the battle had just begun. I was being fought from all directions by my stepdaughters, so I had to maintain a low profile, away from the Matasia home, for

the situation to cool down.

‘‘But our marriage certificate protected me and shielded me from being disinherited. That was one phase of my life and I have never regretted,” said Mr Mbugua. He said he has never visited his late wife’s graves and has moved on.

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Although his life was bumpy and lonely after his first wife died, Mbugua has found love, and has two sons and a daughter with Ms Njuguna. Mr Mbugua, who now operates a glass merchant shop in Isinya town, has since shed off his youthful look.

“The law allows me to remarry after the death of my spouse. The first marriage certificate is not longer binding,” he said at the CFF church, occasionally looking at his wife.

Sometimes he appeared in deep thought, his eyes misting over with tears as if he was reflecting on some painful memories. Bishop Ng’ang’a, in his witty style of preaching, did not disappoint, urging the newly-weds to show tolerance for each other and to respect the tenets of marriage.

“Marriage must be respected as stipulated in the Bible. A man is allowed to have only one wife and can remarry only if he is a widower. All couples who have renewed their vows today must be transparent and respect each other,” he said after the couples took their marriage vows.

Mr Mbugua revealed that, since he remarried, he had been toying around with the idea of solemnising his marriage so when the church floated the idea of a mass wedding, he seized the opportunity.

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‘’Life has taught me how I can secure my family in case of any eventuality. The young generation fears weddings, not knowing the danger they are courting.

‘‘It is God’s idea that a man and his wife should solemnise their marriage. My wife and relatives have been supportive, aware that the past has nothing to do with the future,” he said.

His wife said she has no problem with his first marriage and declared undying love for him, describing their love as “unimaginable’’.

Speaking to the Nation, some of Mr Mbugua’s relatives who attended the wedding said they were happy their son had married a young woman who had borne him children.They hold no grudges and want the past forgotten.

That the couple was happy was evident as they walked from the church to join a waiting small convoy headed for Kitengela.

After the church service, visitors and relatives were treated to a grand reception at the family’s Milimani home in Kitengela.

His late wife’s relatives did not attend the wedding.


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How Kenyan celebrities marked Easter in 2019



As much as many people in Kenya go to church during the long Easter holiday, quite a number don’t.

A good percentage of Kenyans use this opportunity to unwind, meet up with friends and family or go for trips they have been longing for.

Kenyan celebrities are no different. Some went to church others took trips within and outside the country while others went on with their businesses as usual.

Here is how some of your favourite celebrities celebrated Easter.

King kaka

The C.E.O of Kaka Empire spent his Easter holiday in Dubai with a fan who won herself a trip after attending the rapper’s Eastlando Royalty Album launch last year.

King Kaka posted a video of Susan, the winner of the trip on his Instagram page letting his fans know that their dreams are valid.

“I keep my promises, last year while launching my 5th album Eastlando Royalty I promised to take one lucky fan to Dubai. @_susan_ndungu bought a regular ticket and won. Thanks to @trippygotours who were the official tour partners for the Album Launch. Dreams to reality. For your information, ilikuwa mara yake ya kwanza kufika airport@, kaka wrote.

King Kaka (Photo: Courtesy9

Larry Madowo

BBC Africa Business Editor, Larry Madowo enjoyed his Easter holiday with his extended family in France.

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The Kenyan journalist attended a church service where two of his nephews were baptised and dedicated.

“My grandma just saw 2 more of her great grandkids get baptised and everything is perfect! May we all live this long. Happy Easter!” he posted on his Instagram

Larry Madowo and family

Victoria Kimani

The singer went on Safari for Easter. Victoria who was all dressed up in an animal print two-piece posted pictures of her refreshing trip to the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. She shared videos of the breathtaking view of animals mingling on her Instagram.

Victoria Kimani

H_art the band

Kenyan music group H­_art the band celebrated Easter at the coast.

The band took advantage of the extremely hot weather and took a road trip down to Sarova White Sands Beach Resort & Spa with friends including popular Lucy singer, Ben Soul.

The band took advantage of the extremely hot weather (Photo: Courtesy)


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How drunk woman paid staggering Sh36,000 on Uber



A drunk graduate had to cough up a staggering Sh36000 after forgetting to change her home address on Uber – and ordering a cab more than 300 miles in the wrong direction.

Helen Dryden, 25, enjoyed a boozy day out in Shoreditch, east London, with friends and ordered a cab to take her home afterwards.

She had hoped it would take her to Guildford, Surrey, but she forgot her Uber home setting was set to her previous address in Newcastle, 303 miles northeast.

And the bungling Newcastle University graduate fell asleep in the back of the cab and when she woke up an hour later she was 60 miles north – near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The driver did a U-turn and eventually took Helen to Guildford, a journey which cost the woman Sh36,000.

“I couldn’t believe it. The whole day ended up costing me about Sh52,000,” she said.

“I feel so embarrassed. I was a bit too drunk and just fell asleep. I was devastated when I woke up. I feel really stupid and completely ridiculous.”I got too drunk. I’m supposed to be getting more responsible as I get older but it’s not happening so far.”

Helen had been drinking with two friends in Shoreditch and missed her last train home.Her only option – other than shelling out more than Sh13,000 for a hotel room – was to order an Uber for the 30-mile trip to Guildford for Sh10,000.She added:

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“I fell asleep as soon as I got in the taxi. I woke up at Milton Keynes and I couldn’t believe it.”I thought I said I wanted to go to Guildford when I got in. But I can’t remember what his reply was.”He woke me up and said ‘are you sure you want to go to Newcastle?'”I said ‘what, no! Why would I want to go to Newcastle?’

I ended up getting home at about 4am.

“I take responsibility for it because I got too drunk. It’s the first time I’ve ever done something like this. I’m devastated by it. It’s too much money to comprehend.”To add insult to injury, Helen says she still hasn’t paid the bill because the card she paid on has insufficient funds.

The payment will be processed on pay day at the end of the month.Incredibly, Helen went out again on Saturday night and ordered an Uber home.

This time Helen made sure she asked to be taken home.An Uber spokeswoman said: “We are currently looking into this issue.”

source:the mirror

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