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Video: Former pilot in the US now a garbage collector

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When Samuel Mwatato flew a Cesna 150 for the first time 30 years ago, he never imagined he will be collecting garbage in Mtwapa, Mombasa.

The 55-year-old – now garbage collector—had an illustrious piloting career in the United States for 15 years before he went jobless.Speaking to KTN News, Mwawato narrated how his journey to the top and back down played out.

He began his career at Wilson airport as a cabin crew before being laid off in 1990.”We used to serve coffee, food and drinks in the plane but I was mostly interested with being a pilot,” a calm Mwawato said during the interview.

Late 1990, Mwawato got a scholarship under the East Coast Methodist Church to study aviation in the US.”I went to Pegasus Flying School and it is here where I flew my first plane which was a Cesna 150,” he said.

He did recreational flying as he flew the aviation students.After living in the US for 15 years, Mwawato decided to come back to Kenya and continue with his piloting career, but this was not to be.He first needed to convert his licence to a commercial one.

Mwawato needed Sh500,000 to get the new licence. He managed to pay the amount after securing a loan but he later failed to earn the license as he only clocked 10 hours of day time flying instead of the required ten hours during the day and night.

He later went to work for a community-based organisation called Responsible Citizen Initiative where he now works as a garbage collector.

His woes would extend to his family after it cut ties with him. He was married with two daughters while in the US.After the failed marriage, he re-married but things didn’t work out and he had to part ways again with his second wife.

“I’m just surviving and hoping for the best, for now I’ll have to do with what is available,” said Mwawato as he quoted the Swahili saying ‘Mchagua jembe si mkulima’.

source:standard.co.ke

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Eagle-eyed Kenyan has noted something interesting about this picture

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A sharp-sighted Kenyan on social media has noted something interesting about a picture from the awkward moment DP William Ruto met his archrivals ODM leader Raila Odinga and Industrialisation CS Peter Munya.

The three met on Monday during the official opening of the Kenya Trade Week and Expo 2019, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi County.

Pictures shared on Dr Ruto’s social media show him sandwiched between Mr Odinga and Mr Munya.

The DP has publicly accused Mr Odinga of seeking to wreck Jubilee Party and Mr Munya of planning to assassinate him.

A video from the event shows the DP chatting with Mr Odinga and the CS at different times.

But what has caught the eye of one social media user, John Riaga was the number of water bottles placed in front of each leader.

In the pecking order, DP Ruto would ideally be the most senior leader on the table. But while Mr Odinga had three bottles of water, Dr Ruto has two and CS Munya one.

Mr Riaga shared his observation on his Facebook.

It attracted various comments from his friends.

Edward Ochieng said: “Donge I wish Kenyans could be creative in matters of development like in social media. We could have joined the league of G8 countries.”

Okumu Kennedy noted: “Ruto had the longest day sitting between Aman he attacks daily and another he accused of planning to kill him or assassinate him.”

Sharon Gerald quipped: “Ahahahahaha… Kumbe it’s that serious?! Mpaka maji?!”

Ken Arek said: “A bottle of water, two bottles of water and three bottles of water. Sasa wewe.”

Absalom Ochuka added: “Eyiii. Un keen to details…”

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Bongo actress ‘makes it rain’ at media briefing – VIDEO

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Popular bongo actress Irene Uwoya on Monday caused a stampede at a media briefing in Dar es Salaam by bribing journalists with a rain of money.

Uwoya, flanked by other top bongo actors walked in late for the press conference at Hyatt Regency DSM.

She had convened the media briefing  to make an announcement on the launch of a new Tanzania movie service called Swahiliflix,  a new channel that intends to market and sell bongo movies online.

The official launch of the Swahiliflix is set for August 31 at Mlimani City Plaza in Dar es Salaam.

“Tarehe 31 ni siku ya kumbukumbu kwa wasanii sisi bongo movie, haijawahi kutokea hiyo kitu itakayotikea Mlimani City itaweka historia, itakuwa ni red carpet ya funga mwaka. Kwa hiyo ndugu zetu waandishi mjipange hata kwenye kuvaa mjipange. Msituangushe sasa mje masuti nini msije kama hivi tulivyozoea,” Uwoya urged them.

Uwoya also apologized to the journalists for keeping them waiting.

And as she stood to leave, Uwoya reached out in her hand bag, pulled out a bundle of cash and started throwing it towards the journalists.

She said its was a small incentive to appreciate their support.

“Na nisiwachoshe sana nimewaweka muda mrefu, swahiliflix ni mambo moto lazima tusalimiane na ndugu zetu waandishi wa habari, nawatuza na kitu kidogo.”

Journalists present shoved each other as they scrambled to grab the notes from the air.

Source:nairobinews

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Joho puts on a leggy display that sends city women into a frenzy

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City women just can’t get enough of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho legs.

This is after Governor Joho shared pictures of himself wearing a black t-shirt and a white tight short.

Thirsty women trooped to his Instagram page to ogle at his muscled thighs.

This is what they had to say.

“Damn Joho is a snack,” said one online user.

“Hiyo ndio inaitwa hot pant, booty shot ama ndio thighs monger. Ako na mapaja safi,” wrote another online user.

“That white short looks like a hot pant,” commented one online user.

“Joho is hot,” stated another online user.

“Ongeeni tu yote but Joho is my all-time crush lol,” said one online user.

“Kwani ni leg day,” asked one online user.

“Wee these 40 and 50 year olds wanaslay kuslay,” remarked another online user.

“Hili li governor ni lizuri mpaka naskia nilitafune wallai,” mentioned another online user.

“I love his legs,” stated one online user.

“But why are some men just soooo handsome?” asked one online user.

“These picture has really motivated me this morning. My life has really changed,” said another online user.

Source:nairobinews

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