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Ivy was not a ‘slay queen’, family cries out

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The pain was all over their faces – a sorely devastated father and gravely shattered uncles – their teary eyes had it all.

Together, they had come out to defend the honour of their daughter, slain Moi University medical student, Ivy Wangechi from the “second” death.

Despite being killed in the most brutal of ways – with an axe and in broad daylight – alleged friends of the killer had rolled it over on her with all manner of accusations.

In a meeting with the Saturday Standard, the family said they will not take anymore of the rumours going on, with the father, Paul Githui Wainaina, unequivocally saying she was not a slay queen.

Honest person

“Please help me clean my daughter’s name. She was a decent, hardworking girl. The stories being circulated about her infecting her killer with HIV/Aids are untrue. This has been discounted by tests already done,” Wainaina said.Wangechi, a first born in a family of three was the daughter of Wainaina and Winifred Kingori, who teaches at Chomo in Gatanga Murang’a.

The father is the principal of Kanjuiri Secondary School in Nyandarua County. Wainaina added, “Ivy was brought up in a strict Christian background and is a very honest person. Her character cannot be questioned. She is a victim of a brutal murder and should not be vilified.”His pain was evident as he recounted how he viewed the murder weapons recovered by the police as well as some of the personal effects, including the car suspected to have been used by the killer.

The family also described the agony they have been living through since they received the unforgettable call from a chaplain from Moi University.

They said it was like losing a person twice, since they were battling with news of the loss when malicious reports started circulating, as if to justify the killer’s anger which was attributed to a disease he had allegedly contracted.

Wangechi’s uncle, John King’ori refuted reports that the suspected killer bought her a vehicle, saying she did not even know how to drive.“She had a passion for medicine and was inspired by her uncles who are doctors.

In fact she was planning to specialise in neurosurgery as she was following the footsteps of her uncle, Colonel Dr Charles Mwangi,” Mr Kingori added.According to the family, it was not new for Wangechi to plan her birthday party as she always celebrated the day she was born on April 10.

This was a family tradition, the relatives explained.

“We were planning a family gathering on April 20. This is when we as family would have held a party to belatedly celebrate her birthday,” Kingori said.

When Wangechi was not reading or practising medicine, she loved motivating her cousins and other children and was such a role model that one of her cousins is pursuing medicine at University of Nairobi.

Asked whether she had ever talked of settling down or starting a family, Wainaina said his daughter had never mentioned or introduced any suitor to the family.Wangechi, was focused on finishing her medicine course which she would have cleared last year had it not been for the doctors strike.

“She has always wanted to help people and hated to see anybody suffer. That is one of the reasons she opted for medicine. All her cousins loved her and she acted as their role model,” the father added.

“While at Alliance, Ivy loved teaching Sunday school and was a darling for Sunday school children at Musa Gitau Presbyterian church where she was at one time in charge of the unit,” Wainaina said.

She disclosed her ambition of pursuing neurosurgery last year when the family met in Mahiga Nyeri for the Christmas festivities.“I remember how excited she talked about her plans. We simply called her daktari. On the eve of Christmas we had a huge bonfire. Every now and then Ivy would sneak to her room where she buried herself in books. We had to call her on several occasions not to miss out on the fun,” Kingori said.

Ivy Wangechi’s father Stephen Kimani during an interview. (Jenipher Wachie, Standard)

Wangechi’s life was cut short on Tuesday when she was hacked to death by her childhood friend as she walked outside Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Eldoret. Ironically, the man accused of attacking her, Naftali Kinuthia would end up in the wards she had just visited after he was attacked by the public who witnessed the killing.

died on the spot after sustaining deep cuts from an axe and a knife on the neck and head.

In yet another strange twist, Wangechi died just hours before she celebrated her birthday.

Yesterday, Wangechi’s father said he had very faint memory of the boy who was once their neighbour in Chomo village in Gatanga Murang’a.

“I could not recognise the name. When I was shown his picture pasted in his driver’s licence, I faintly recognised him. I could however not have identified him in the streets. It was long ago and the family moved to Thika,” he explained.

He said although he was familiar with Kinuthia’s family, nobody had contacted them even to pass condolences.

The family which had met at Blue Springs along Thika Road after transferring Wangechi’s body from Eldoret to Kenyatta University Mortuary, said they were hurt by information attributed to the suspect’s family.

They plan to bury Wangechi on Thursday at Kirai Village in Mahiga Othaya once they get confirmation from the PCEA church in Thika, Makongeni.Meanwhile, MTRH Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa said Kinuthia was discharged yesterday evening.

source:standardmedia.

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Read DJ Mo’s emotional message to hospitalised Size 8

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Gospel artiste Size 8 has shared a video that hs left her fans sending prayers her way.

The Mateke hitmaker shared a video seated on a hospital bed with pipes in her mouth and looked frail.

Size 8
Mateke hit-maker crying during her baby shower

DJ Mo through his Insta stories shared a photo of a city hospital, RFH Healthcare, where his wife gave birth at.

RFH Hospital
RFH Hospital

Mpasho first reported that the couple had welcomed their second child and both the mother and child were in good health. But we’re not sure whether Size 8 left the hospital after giving birth or not.

In a touching post Size 8 wrote,

In the middle of the storm don’t give in to the evil spirit of intimidation whose main aim is to remove you from a place of confidence and trust in the Lord to a place of anxiety and fear to hinder your intimacy with God cloud your judgment, vision and clarity!!!!! That storm you see is a nice way God is preparing for greater levels maturing you, remember James chapter 1. In the storm Never look at God in a bad light focus on him and never lose your confidence in Him!!! ARISE WOMAN AND MAN OF GOD KEEP WALKING NEVER STAY SILENT KEEP PREACHING!!!!!!

Fans of the artiste thronged her post with positive messages wishing her a quick recovery. Check out their messages;

kabusimon All will be well

nycewanjeri With you in prayer mama ❤️

ladybee_254 🙌You really inspire ne my dear Sister,You encourage me to keep the faith even when I can’t see anything 🙌Indeed you’ve tought me to stay positive,strong to know no matter the situation NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT 👊LOVE YOU SO MUCH ❤️STAY STRONG JESUS IS IN FULL CONTROL..IT IS WELL

joyceomondi It is well with you on Jesus name 🙏🏾

njirunjirunjiru Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

wangare  Get well mama wambo

wambui.stephanie The good Lord is with you.I had a dream you had given birth to a baby boy.Wait for God’s manifestation in your life and family

harriet_nyamboki May God be with you!

gladys.wanjohi. Quick recovery God is in control

chriskirwa🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

carolpulei It shall be well. You’re blessed🙏🏿

diana_marua 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

lidocaine 🔥🔥

njeri Get well soon mama wambo

mutulamaureen It is well in Jesus name

consokathure It shall be well Mama Wambo 🙏🏾

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EXPLAINED: Visitor’s Visa, Work Visa or Student Visa- How can you come and work in USA?

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BY BOB MWITI

Well, I get asked so many questions on a daily basis about living and working in USA and I try to answer them on my inbox as much as possible.

If you inbox me and I don’t respond immediately, please just give me time and I will.

So I will explain a bit about the above 3 visas, in the best way possible.

I don’t sugar-coat things and this may not be for you if all you want to hear is the sweet stuff!!

Also, please understand that in this post, I am only addressing those with at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Now, let me start with the visit visa.

If you are a young university graduate and your intention is to get a visit visa so that you can come and work here, please stop that madness!

That is a wrong approach and chances are you will not set foot in America.

It is extremely hard to get visit visa approval, if you DO NOT have strong ties to your home country, which most young people don’t have and therefore are considered a high risk for visa overstay!

Honestly speaking, a visit visa is the worst visa that you can use to come to America if your intention is to remain here and work.

Are we together??…This is the bitter truth that no one will tell you out there!….Don’t be ignorant!..Be wise!

Well, If you are lucky to get a visit visa, once you are here you will just be working under the table because you won’t have the right working immigration documents.

However, this type of visa may be a “good” one for you if you are;

1. Extremely desperate and you have no Job back home.

2. You really don’t care being in America without the correct working documents and risking deportation.

3. You don’t mind not seeing your family back home for a long period of time.

If you tick all those 3 boxes, then Yes, a visit visa may be a “good” one for you.

Again,I repeat, this is the worst visa to come with if your sole intention is to live and work in America long term.

I hope I am clear.

How about work visa?

Work visas are extremely hard to get because you must actually get a highly skilled Job offer here first, then your to-be employer will have to file for your work papers from these sides for you.

Once that is approved, then you can seek the visa at the Embassy in your country of domicile.

The problem is, although work visas exist, it is very hard to find companies who are willing to sponsor you especially if you are in Africa.

Yes, a lot of Indians do come here on work visas such as L1, and H1Bs but the reason is that most big tech companies in USA are actually Indian-owned companies.

For example Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Tata consulting to name but a few…..

These companies provide resources to work in IT projects across North America..and there is a ready market of skilled IT professionals in India.

As an African, if you are a nurse and you want to work here, you have a very high chance of coming as a skilled worker.

I know of nurses who have come to work here in America from Africa and there are African companies that facilitate that.

BUT for the rest of the folks,…. well, you have to find other means!

And the other means is a student visa,

A student visa, is the best non-immigrant visa to actually use to come to USA.

Why?

Because a student visa has a clear path to citizenship.

Meaning, with a student visa, once you graduate, you have a chance of getting a post-graduation work permit called OPT of 1-3 years depending on what you studied.

During that post graduation OPT time, you can find an employer willing to sponsor your long term work authorization and subsequently a green card and later on you can become a citizen if you wish.

This is actually the route that I used…..and it is extremely effective although a lot of our African brothers & sisters who come to USA as students do not use it for lack of proper guidance and Information.

Now you may ask, which is the best career out there in America that you might have a chance of getting a Job in.

IT is huge here..There is a very high demand of IT professionals and it is easy to get work authorization once you graduate.

Same with nursing.There is a huge demand of nurses. Most other professions, unfortunately not so!

So generally speaking, STEM professions…i.e Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics are your best bet for good Jobs here in America that come with working papers.

So now you may ask ….how do you come to USA as a student?

Unfortunately, you must have enough finances to cover for your studies.

If you DON’T, you will NOT get a student visa..Again, that is the bitter truth!

So, are there any ways of getting funding?

Yes, you can actually find millions worth of scholarships for FREE at www.successwithbobmwiti.com or you can also find secured and unsecured international student loans to finance your education here in America.

I hope I have answered your questions!

ABOUT ME

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS and Robotics Process Automation.

I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida,USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned and achieved a lot in my career as an IT consultant.

My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself.

Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.

On my facebook page, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up!

To learn about my amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com
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Three women fight over estate left by President Moi’s late son

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Two women claiming to be wives of the late Jonathan Moi, the eldest son of former president Daniel Moi have moved to court to claim control of his estate alongside the first wife.

In documents at the High Court, Family Division in Nairobi, Faith Nyambura Mburu and Beatrice Mbuli Kipkemboi accuse the deceased’s first wife Sylvia J Jonathan Moi of locking them from their husband’s property.

A judge on Tuesday granted two of the widows more time to file papers in a succession case pending before the High Court.

Appearing before Justice Aggrey Muchelule on Tuesday, the widows, Beatrice Mbuli and Faith Nyambura, asked the court to grant them at least seven days to file their objections in the case.

THREE WIVES

Jonathan’s first wife, Sylvia, was granted temporary orders to administer the estate.

But the two widows accused Sylvia of concealing material facts and leaving them out as beneficiaries of the estate. Beatrice said in her court papers that she was married to Jonathan in accordance with Akamba customary laws on July 17, 1998. They had two children, a boy and a girl, and that Jonathan took care of her two other children.

And when he died early this year, she said, all the three widows met on various occasions in respect of administration of the estate. She said they agreed that she and Faith should jointly apply for letters of administration on behalf of other households.

She claims that Sylvia proceeded alone without informing her co-wives. The letter of administration was published in the Kenya Gazette on September 13, 2019. She said she became aware of this after the lapse of the 30-day period during which she was required to raise objections.

On her part, Faith also claimed the first wife concealed material facts, especially the fact that Jonathan had another family, which he provided for. She claimed, alongside her children, that they were omitted from the list of beneficiaries, yet her children need school fees. Faith added that her children risk being kicked out of school over Sh631,206 fee balance.

SIDELINED

Faith said she married Jonathan in December 2008 in a Kikuyu customary wedding and the two have three children. She accused Sylvia of failing to provide for them and sidelining other widows from participating in affairs of the estate.

Faith Nyambura and Jonathan Moi. Faith and Beatrice Mbuli claim their co-wife Sylvia J. has excluded them as beneficiaries of Jonathan’s estate. PHOTO | COURTESY

Faith wants the court to make an order that she be given a monthly provision of Sh1 million for upkeep from the estate, pending determination of the case.

She has proposed that Sylvia, Beatrice and herself be made the joint administrators of the estate.

Justice Muchelule adjourned the matter to November 26.

-Agencies

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