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Bus Rapid Transit lanes mark first anniversary, but where are the buses?

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It is now a year since the red line was painted on Thika Superhighway in readiness for the Bus Rapid Transit System, but none of the pledge for high capacity buses has been fulfilled.

Last year a time like this, city residents woke to some action on the Superhighway as the Kenya Highways Authority (KenHa) staff painted a red line labeled “Only BRT.”

Transport Secretary James Macharia promised 150 high capacity buses would use the dedicated lane in two months.

At the time, Macharia said the government was in the process of procuring the buses and was in talks with matatu owners association to facilitate them to purchase more.

Months later in a follow up interview, the cabinet secretary made yet another promise that 30 high capacity buses had already been ordered and would be in operation soon.

The Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (Namata) made proposals for construction of BRT stations along the marked superhighway as well as park and ride facilities at Ruiru, Githurai and Kasarani.

None of all this has been done.

The last city residents heard of the project was in November when the Infrastructure Secretary Engineer Francis Gitau said that they are still on the planning stage.

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“Planning is being done in several phases like the infrastructure plans is being undertaken by our road agencies, of course coordinated by Namata. When you talk about service plans and business plans these are being done by consultancy services through development partner assistance and we are in touch with them on a daily basis,” he said.

Kenyans have termed the red line as a white elephant project that was hurriedly implemented.

Communication consultant Gathara once questioned; “Dear Nairobians, How are the BRT red lines working out for you? How much did they cost by the way?”

Economist David Ndii stated; “Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is about dedicated infrastructure. The 21k Dar Phase 1 took 4 yrs to build, cost $180m. It has three trunk routes with 29 stations, 140 buses, serving 300k commuters. Lets see how drawing red lines will work. You never know.”

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Loving husband asks wife to put legs on table as he serves her food

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A Nigerian lady identified as Comfort Oroboghene has revealed how her husband ordered her to sit down and put her leg on the table while he served her food.

Husband asks wife to put leg on the table as he serves her food

The lovebirds got married in August. Photo credit: Yabaleft
Source: UGC

Comfort, who got married in August, took to Twitter to narrate how she went home hastily so as to prepare dinner for her husband.

She said on getting home, her husband laughed at her and ordered her to maintain a relaxing position for her meal to be served.

According to Comfort, her husband asked her if she thought he was part of the generation that sees cooking as the sole responsibility of the woman.

She wrote:

“Ran home early to cook and this man laughed at me.

“You think you’re married to a man from the other generation. Sit down and put leg on the table, let me serve you jhor.

“It’s been 30 mins and he’s still laughing at me. Someone I said I should pity coz he went to market.”

Below are some of the reactions to the post:

A Twitter user with the handle @vickelokorie prayed for the couple to have everlasting joy in their marriage.

Another Twitter user asked if there was anyone who detested such enjoyment.

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In other news, A curvy beautiful lady on Twitter with the handle Adethayorr went online to ask men to woo her if they are interested in her.

In a Twitter post on Friday, September 25, she boldly asked people to shoot their shots, telling them that there may just be hope for one person.

Attaching two beautiful pictures of herself, she made her call for a partner a perfect one.

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Man praises stepdad for being amazing father

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Thabani Nhlengethwa, a South African man, has shared a touching story on Facebook about the man who raised him.

Thabani Nhlengethwa praised his stepdad for making him the man he is today. Photo credit: Facebook/Thabani Nhlengethwa

Thabani Nhlengethwa owes every success he will experience in the future to his stepdad. Photo credit: Facebook/Thabani Nhlengethwa
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In a post written on #ImStaying group, the young man praised his stepdad for being an outstanding man and amazing human being.

He said he owes every success that he enjoys in the future to his dad, Jita.

According to Thabani, Jita met his mom back in 1996. He was only four years old at that time.

Jita accepted Thabani and his siblings who were all sired in previous relationships.

Man praises stepdad for being amazing father, exceptional husband

Thabani hopes to give his stepdad the world one day. Photo: Thabani Nhlengethwa
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The kind man schooled them, fed them and protected them as if they were his own flesh and blood.

The netizen owed everything he knew to the man who raised him and hoped that one day fortune would knock on his door and enable him to treat Jita like a king.

He added that at the moment, the fanciest thing he can do is take his stepdad out for breakfast, but soon things will change.

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Man praises stepdad for being amazing father, exceptional husband

The man said his stepfather was the breadwinner and did not mind providing for them. Photo: Thabani Nhlengethwa
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“I love and owe every success I might have in the future to this amazing gent right here. Jita met my mom in 1996, I was only four-years old by then and my mom already had 4 kids from her previous relationships.”

“Jita took all of us under his wing, took us as his kids and loved us. He took us to school and we all were able to finish matric because of him. My mom was not working and so Jita was the breadwinner,” he said.

In a related story by TUKO.co.ke, a young lady took to Facebook on Monday, June 15, and shared a beautiful story about the hero of her life.

At the age of three, Portia Thabisile’s biological father decided to leave her and her mother.

Thankfully, her mother met a wonderful man who raised Portia as his own daughter.

She shared her inspirational post via the I’m Staying Facebook group.

“I am staying because of my daddy, he took me in when I was three years, after my biological father left me and my mum, he gave me love till today,” the lady wrote.

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Hamisa Mobetto has spoken about her desire to reunite with Diamond’s first baby mama, Zari Hassan.

In a recent interview, Zari explained that her nature does not allow her to hold grudges and is willing to mend her relationship with Zari should an opportunity presented itself.

“If it ever happens, I’m here. I am a very kind and hospitable person so if it’s planned that we will meet, it will be okay with me. I’m here for it,” she said.

The Mobetto Styles founder stated that in situations where children are born of the same father and different mothers as in their case, it is every parent’s dream to introduce their children.

“When it comes to children born of the same father, it becomes everyone’s hope for them to meet as a family and become one thing and live in harmony. If any problem arises then it can be tackled within the family as we push on,” she continued.

 

Contrary to her almost nonexistent relationship with Zari, Hamisa and Diamond’s ex-girlfriend Tanasha Donna get along pretty well.

According to Hamisa, her friendship with Tanasha was made easier by the fact that they knew each other before Tanasha started dating Diamond but lost touch, a factor she said made their reconnection much easier.

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“It’s easy for Tanasha and I to get along because as I mentioned earlier, I knew her before. If you have met someone before or have a relationship with someone before, it is very easy to reconnect with this person compared to if you’ve never seen or heard of someone from the beginning.

“She is dope, she is a very nice person who works very hard. Also before I forget she is very beautiful,” said Hamisa.

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