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Raila Junior: We struggled to have a child for years

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Raila Junior, the fourth born of Opposition leader Raila Odinga, has revealed the trying moments of his marriage life when he tried for years to have a child without success.

Raila Junior has been married for close to a decade now to Yvonne Wambui Kibukosya.

In a candid radio interview with Massawe Japanni, he narrated how the early years of their marriage were frustrating as they made attempts to have a child and nothing was forthcoming.

After five years of trying, lady luck struck and they got a first born son.

“I hope she (Yvonne) will allow me to disclose this. We had been married for a long time and we weren’t able to get a child in the very first years. We struggled for a very long time for about four, five years and eventually God blessed us with our firstborn a son,” the 39 year-old Raila Junior revealed.

The frustrations were mostly due to pressure from their relatives and friends.

“Yvonne and I were so okay not being able to conceive for those years, but the frustrations became unbearable because of the pressure from outside. I also tried so hard not to subject Yvonne to more pressure because of the situation,” he added.

LEGALISE BHANG

Raila Junior also stated that he is still steadfast in his campaign to have bhang legalized in Kenya.

“I still stand by that. The legalization am championing is for its medical use like fighting cancer. For instance for someone like my honorable MP Ken Okoth suffering from cancer, it would help ease his pain.”

He also opened about surviving a tumor growth in his childhood years that affected his face and mouth. The tumor was successfully removed

“Nothing happened to me although I suffer from a medical condition. It’s a non-cancerous tumor that was in my brain and this affected my nerve system since I was young way back in 1985. It has always been with me in my lifetime.”

He is thankfull that his sister Rosemary Odinga, who partially lost her eyesight after undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumor, is on the mend.

“We thank God every day there is an improvement in her because she was far worse before than she is now. She isn’t yet 100% okay but one day at a time”

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Meet the young Kenyan pastor with the most vibrant church in USA

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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 his 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!

You can easily reach out to the pastor through;

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

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American billionaire surprises students with Sh4 billion pledge to pay their loans

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A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist on Sunday surprised graduating students with a promise to wipe out their debt for the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College.

Robert F. Smith made the announcement in front of nearly 400 graduating seniors, eliciting the biggest cheers of the morning.

“My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans,” Smith said, according to a tweet from the school.

STUDENT LOANS

The 56-year-old, a former chemical engineer and investment banker – who was ranked by Forbes as the 163rd richest person in America last year will pay an estimated Sh4 billion ($40m) to cover the debts.

“On behalf of the eight generations of my family that have been in this country, we’re gonna put a little fuel in your bus,” he told the graduates at the private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college.

He added, “This is my class, 2019. And my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans. I know my class will make sure they pay this forward… and let’s make sure every class has the same opportunity going forward because we are enough to take care of our own community.”

Morehouse College is an all-male historically black college located in Atlanta.

GIVING PLEDGE

Smith is the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in software, data, and technology-driven companies.

According to Forbes magazine, Smith’s net worth is about $5 billion. He has given generously before, to Cornell University, one of his alma maters, and cancer research and the arts.

Smith is the first African American to sign the Giving Pledge, a campaign started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett that encourages the world’s wealthiest individuals to commit to dedicating the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

source:nairobinews

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KITAELEWEKA: DP Ruto is plotting Matiangi’s impeachment, says ODM MP John Badi

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National Assembly Minority Leader, John Mbadi, has revealed a conspiracy purportedly orchestrated by Deputy President William Ruto to impeach the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i before 2022.

In a press conference held in his Nairobi office on Monday, the ODM legislator blasted the deputy president for linking former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the CS to the fake gold scam.

“This gold scam has been turned into a political machine, the deputy president and his team are stopping the DCI and DPP from doing their work and using this scam to target one CS, Matiang’i,” he stated.

Mbadi noted that there was more than meets the eye in this character assassination plan that has so far caused a great furor in the nation.

“Forget about the President Uhuru Kenyatta, forget about the former Prime Minister, the target of Ruto and his team is one called Matiang’i,” he further stated.

 

National Assembly Minority Leader, John Mbadi talking to the press in his Nairobi Office on Monday 20, 2019.

The vocal legislator further claimed that he had information on two MPs; one from the South Rift and another from Murang’a county, who are to draft a motion to impeach the Interior CS for his removal from office.

“The use of gold is being used as an excuse because the assertion of the tangatanga that because Matiang’i is the Interior CS, he had to know when the police were protecting the fake gold scammers…they all know that the Kenya Police Service is an independent body.” Mbadi reiterated.

He added that the immediate boss of the police is the Inspector General and Matiang’i cannot be in charge of every police department because they have their own superiors.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in a recent conference in his office

“We are aware that the impeachment motion is being drafted by these two MPs. These MPs are inexperienced and being misused to play political games,” he remarked.

The ODM legislator castigated the DP and his team for talking about matters that are still being investigated by the DCI.

“Since Matiang’i was given additional responsibilities of coordinating and initiating government projects, the deputy president has not been happy. They are thinking they have found a way of dealing with Matiang’i.” he asserted.

He further stated that he would not allow the MPs planning this impeachment to prevail.

“As the minority leader of the National Assembly, I assure you this plan will not happen. Let them bring it on, it will not happen,” he concluded.

Several high-ranking politicians in the nation have been mentioned in the fake gold scandal include Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, Odinga, who belong to the opposition and Matiang’i.

The fake gold operations, that saw the ruler of Dubai duped Ksh 300 million, was carried out by a syndicate now under investigation and has caused a great political stir in the nation in the past two weeks.

Source: Kenyans.co.ke

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