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PHOTOS:Kenya’s ‘youngest’ PhD holder weds in budget wedding 

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A Ksh350, 000 budget, a guest list of 42 people,  a Ksh40, 000 wedding gown, a simple church setting at Kenyatta University, and a partner she has known for close to ten years now are all it took for Dr Purity Ngina to add the title wife to her profile.

Dr Purity Ngina tied the knot with the love of her life, Germano Mugambi, on Friday, February 22.

The academician, who earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biomathematics from Strathmore University last year July, says she is not impressed by the colour, razzmatazz, and flamboyance that have – for long – characterised urban weddings in Kenya.

She says Ksh350, 000 was “just enough” to hold the ceremony, including using a part of that money to visit her elderly grandmother in Nyeri.

“My partner and I did not want to bother people with harambees, neither did we want to hold a big wedding in a bid to show off. Growing up, I was taught to live according to my means. Of course, we could afford a more expensive ceremony, but again, I am fully cognizant of a future that lies ahead of us. Life doesn’t start and stop on wedding day,” Dr Ngina told EDAILY.

“With the budget of Ksh350, 000, Ksh123, 000 went to food, which we bought at Safari Park Hotel. That was enough to feed the 42 people, who attended our nuptials. My wedding gown cost Ksh40, 000; and I thought that that was quite much, given I am used to wearing mtumba clothes,” said Dr Ngina.

She says the motivation behind her “small” wedding was the fact that “only few people genuinely care about your welfare”.

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‘I did not cheat in my marriage’ Jackie Matubia opens up

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Former Tahidi High actress Jackie Matubia has refuted claims that she cheated on her baby daddy and ex-husband Nyogz while still married.

Speaking during an interview with Masswe Japanni, Matubia shared

‘ I released myself from my marriage last year, when I told my mum about is she was afraid that history would repeat itself.

This is because she had been previously married but got divorced.

Our marriage broke because we rushed into it, we had no one to guide us.’

J Matubia

Matumbi added that the separation really affected their daughter.

‘The breakup really affected our child ,she would constantly cry. My baby daddy asked for forgiveness so many times.’

She also refuted claims that there was infidelity in her marriage

‘It’s a lie, there is no way one can go cheating when they know very well they are married.’

A radio Jambo fan joked that she should try Patanisho a segment that brings people together but she rejected the offer.

‘No thanks, but thank you for thinking about me.’

According A city woman who did not want to be identified she did not know Nyogz (Matubia’s ex) was a married man with a kid.

The lady revealed she met with the actress’ baby daddy on dating site Tinder and they immediately kicked off after exchanging numbers.

”We met on Tinder, after a while he asked for my number and since he never used to log in on the app regularly.

I gave it to him. So we started talking and that is when he lured me and I agreed, I guess I was so high then,” she revealed.

Jackie now says that at the time the two of them had already broken up.

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‘Crystal Asige is no longer working with us,’ Bien of Sauti Sol reveals

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Sauti Sol have opened up on breaking up with Crystal Asige, the only female artiste to have been featured in Sol Generation.

Asige, who is a visually impaired artiste, captivated many when she featured in the jam ‘Extravaganza’.

Speaking exclusively to Mpasho at a press conference Bien said,

‘We are not working with Crystal anymore and this came with a lot of complications.

It was an amicable break and we are glad we gave her a platform.’

Speaking in a past interview, Crystal Asige said she wanted to be remembered as a good songwriter.

Speaking to Word Is, she said,

“I ALSO WANT TO SHOW YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ESPECIALLY GIRLS AND BOYS, THAT ALL ONE NEEDS IS HARD WORK.”

She says in every artiste’s life, a lot happens behind the scene but the end product is what attracts the audience.

“No matter the struggles, press on.”

Crystal was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease as a teenager. She says the condition has taught her to live by faith, not by sight, to be fearless and to stay humble.

“EACH OF OUR STORIES IS DIFFERENT AND FOR NOW THAT I CAN’T COMPLETELY SEE, I AM VERY FOCUSED ON WHAT I AM DOING,” SHE SAID.

“WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH OTHER FEMALE ARTISTES, I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I KNOW I AM IN MY OWN LANE.”

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Njugush voted most influential young Kenyan

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Comedian Njugush, real name Timothy Kimani, is the 2019 Most Influential Young Kenyan in the 3rd annual ranking poll of influential young Kenyans conducted by PR & Rating firm, Avance Media.

The ranking lists a total of 100 Personalities-Kenyans who are young and extraordinary. 56 females featured on the list. Njugush is the 3rd winner of the coveted title after Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki (2016) and Dr Darshan Chandaria (2018).

Njugush has put in a lot of efforts to grow his career by using social media platforms to showcase his work and content. 

He was also voted among the 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans in 2018.

Betty Kyallo, Kenyan media personality and host on K24 TV, was also voted the Most Influential Female on the ranking.

Others in the top 5 spots are musician Samidoh, 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner Peter Tabichi and activist and founder of Ukweli Party, Boniface Mwangi.

“The ranking, which celebrates young people annually features 100 inspiring change-makers and leaders making great accomplishments in their diverse industries. Be it as entrepreneurs, musicians, activists, media personalities, social impact and philanthropy leaders, public servants, thought leaders and politicians,” said Prince Akpah, the Managing Director of Avance Media.

Others voted as the most influential in their respective categories are:

Anerlisa Muigai (CEO, Nero) – Business

Samidoh (Musician) – Entertainment

Boniface Mwangi (Founder, Ukweli Party) – Law and Governance

Nafula Kisiangani (CEO, Ubuntu Development Solution) – Leadership and Civil Society

Njugush (Comedian) – Lifestyle

Betty Kyallo (OAP, K24) – Media

Peter Tabichi (Teacher) – Personal Development and Academia

Stellah Wairimu Bosire-Otieno (Dr) (CEO, Kenya Medical Association) – Science & Technology

Anne Wawira Njiru (Founder, Food4Education) – Social Enterprise & Philanthropy

Michael Olunga (Footballer, Kashiwa Reysol) – Sports

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