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Mercy Masika in the US, attends National Prayer Breakfast

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Gospel artiste Mercy Masika is in the United States having accepted an invite to the 67th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.

The prayer breakfast, which took place yesterday, saw the President of the United States, members of Congress, leaders throughout the United States, the diplomatic community and friends from over 140 countries come together in the spirit of friendship through prayer and thanksgiving.

Mercy Masika capturing the moment [Photo: Courtesy]

“I met the organisers of NPB during a Kenyan Prayer Breakfast edition at Safari Park and they invited me to attend the USA edition. It is such a great honour to represent my country and to be a part of this great movement. These events are held all over the world because every country needs a moment of prayer and self-reflection to find the strength to deal with all the issues that face us,” she spoke to Pulse on how she got the invite.

Mercy Masika with other dignitaries [Photo: Courtesy]

Other dignitaries from Kenya also attending were Senators Gideon Moi and Samuel Poghisio, Speaker Muturi and Muhoho Kenyatta among others.

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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.

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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.”

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“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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Supermodel Naomi Campbell poses nude in Kenya

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British supermodel Naomi Campbell has stirred a social media storm after sharing a photo capturing her totally naked while in Kenya.

The model stripped during a photoshoot with British Vogue magazine, a renowned fashion and lifestyle magazine.

In photos shared on her Instagram account, Ms Campbell is facing away from the camera as she shows off her backside. She only wore a thin chain around her waist.

“First drop of Golden Hour BTS in Kenya for @britishvogueJuly 2019 🇰🇪 #NAOMIAFRICA,” wrote the Supermodel.

Fans shared their varied reactions.

Ms Campbell was last in Kenya in November 2018 and stayed at the Lion in the Sun hotel in Malindi owned by Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore.

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It’s official! Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro joining Kiss

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Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro

Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro set for a new chapter in their lives as they prepare to take over Kiss Breakfast.

The pair known for their controversial stint at NRG Radio will be faced with the daunting task of filling in Adelle’s shoes.

They will be joining the Kiss 100 family after the completion of their last day on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Kiss Breakfast which was run by Caroline Mutoko and then Adelle reaches over 2 million millennials whereas NRG’s breakfast show only garnered 800,000 listeners according to the April Geopoll survey.

April Geopoll survey

As one can expect with a bigger audience and bigger brand, Kibe and Kamene will be forced to bring their A-game.

In poaching the pair, Radio Africa Group is signalling intent to continue dominating Nairobi and indeed Kenyan radio.

Following this, July will see a whole new Kiss Breakfast get launched complete with a new studio as Radio Africa Group has been re-investing in the upgrade of all its studios.

It remains to be seen whether Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro can translate their unique style on a much larger platform, with a larger audience and state of the art studio. They have been asked to beat the Classic and Jambo breakfast shows.

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Radio Africa dominates the Nairobi radio market having 3 out of the 4 top slots in the latest April Geopoll Kenyan audience research.

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