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Quintuplets make woman mother of nine at 28



Everlyn Namukhula was well aware that hers was not a regular pregnancy. The first ultrasound had revealed twins, the second unearthed a third foetus. So when the 28-year-old woman from Esisokhe village was wheeled to the Kakamega County General Hospital maternity ward on Tuesday, she expected triplets.

That was to still to make a huge family considering she already had four other kids, including a pair of twins. Six hours later, however, she brought forth not three but five new lives.

Niko na wengine wanne, sasa nimezaa watano, wote wanakua watoto tisa (I have four other children, now I have given birth to five, all totaling to nine),” she told reporters from her hospital bed.

The quintuplets, two boys and three girls arrived shortly after 10pm after a long day that began as a routine pre-natal check at the Navakholo sub-county hospital. The babies were born within an interval of five minutes.

The hospital’s nursing officer in charge of the new born unit Josephine Shikhaya told People Daily three babies each weighed 1.5 kilogrammes at birth, one weighed 1.4 kilogrammes while last weighed only 900 grammes.

“Two children are in the incubator and three in the nursery. Those in the incubator will stay with us until they are mature enough to leave,” she said.

Medical journals indicate most recent quintuplet births result from assisted reproductive techniques such as fertility enhancing drugs or in-vitro fertilisation.

Rachael Okumu CEC health look at the five kids that were delivered by Everlyne Namukhula from Navakholo at kakamega referral hospital on 13/3/2019 [photo courtesy]

Common trait

However, these are modern conveniences alien to Namukhula and her husband Gilbert Nanzushi, 38, both casual workers and who join a now 32-year-old Jacinta Akinyi from Homa Bay, who also gave birth to quintuplets in 2017.

Namukhula, nevertheless admits there have been cases of multiple births in both her husbands and her family’s side.

“Besides mine, my mother in-law has a set of twins and so do a number of my uncles,” she says, adding that carrying that many number of fetuses was no mean task.

“I was very tired by the 12th week; I walked with a lot of difficulty. By the fifth month, I could hardly do any work or move. My belly was monstrous. I had no doubt I was carrying twins but an ultra-sound indicated triplets,” she said.

She says she is happy for the bundles of joy but is worried she may not adequately care for them.


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Kura called this newly opened road a masterpiece, Kenyans having none of it



Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura)

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has bragged about the newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link,  calling it a master piece.

The Sh3 billion dual carriageway starts from Waiyaki Way and passes through Kyuna, Spring Valley, Kitisuru and Peponi to end at Redhill.

It is supposed to give access to Westlands

Kura’s brag triggered anger from Kenyans who swiftly pointed out glaring design anomalies of the new road.

The road lacks space for non-motorized transport, signage, trees and many more.

Here is what Kenyans want fixed before it can be called a masterpiece.


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US government releases the number of Kenyans sworn in as Citizens last year – 2,685



2,685 Kenyans became naturalized United States citizens in the first three quarters of the 2018 fiscal year, data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicates.

Over the same period, a total of 544,475 foreign nationals holding US permanent residency became naturalized, with 44,095 of them being from African countries.

A total of 4,348 Kenyans became US citizens in the 2017 fiscal year, and 4,834 in fiscal year 2016.

In 2017, a total of 707,265 immigrants got naturalized in the United States.

To qualify for naturalization, immigrants must have been permanent residents (hold a green card) for at least five years, or at least three years if married to a US citizen.


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Meet the young Kenyan pastor with a vibrant church in USA



Pastor Kariuki

Pastor Evans Kariuki of Eternal Life Harvest Centre is currently changing lives in the United States thanks to his church ministry.

Unlike most young men who would prefer to venture into other well paying careers: Evans Kariuki, a firebrand is using his heavenly gift of preaching to spread the word of the Lord around.

His Firebrand ministry has created a platform for him to reach out to both the young and old. Apart from running his ministry in the United States, pastor Kariuki has also been moving to different countries where he uses his ministry to reach out to many.

Pastor Kariuki

Youthful pastor

Judging from his social media pages, it is clear to that he also has a huge online following that admires his work. Being young has also made it easy for him to relate with the youth in his church.

Apart from running this successful ministry pastor Kariuki also happens to be a an award-winning author and world traveler who enjoys meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures!

Pastor Evans and Ashley Kariuki are two ministers of God on a quest to bring about the power, presence and purposes of God into the earth.

Ashley, a native of Knoxville, TN USA and Evans a native of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, the two set out on this journey together heading Jesus Is Alive Ministries USA with the blessing of the headquarter ministry Jesus Is Alive Ministries – Nairobi Kenya under founder and Bishop, Dr. Margaret Wanjiru.

JIAM USA is one of four international branches of Jesus Is Alive Ministries throughout the world. Evans and Ashley maintain a standard of excellence in life, family and in ministry. Both are graduates of Valor Christian College (formerly World Harvest Bible College) where both received ordination into ministry.

Most recently Pastor Evans and Ashley both received Masters Degrees; Pastor Evans from The Ohio State University and Ashley Kariuki from Liberty University.

The focus of JIAM USA is simply put as 3G – GO, GET, GROW. By awakening firebrands for God, it is essential to send them out as Jesus declared in the great commission of Mathew 28:19

Secondly there must be a compelling draw for them to come in accordance to Luke 14:23. This is accomplished through meeting the needs of those we encounter spiritually and physically.

Finally, we must make disciples of them all, by raising up Holy Ghost filled, Biblical based, and Gospel dominated churches and bodies of believers. Doing all this according to the Great Commission and in the name of Jesus.

You can easily reach out to the pastor through;

Instagram: Evans Kariuki
Facebook: Evans Kariuki
Twitter: Firebrandnation
Youtube: Firebrandnation

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