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Condolences pour in after veteran broadcaster Mohamed Juma Njuguna “Wa Idhaa” dies in Nairobi

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Veteran sports commentator Mohammed Juma Njuguna died on Saturday after a long battle with undisclosed illness at the Nairobi Hospital.

The legendary broadcaster, whose experience spans close to four decades, was working as a content producer at Radio Citizen, a role he assumed in 2016.

Kenyans and the region in general will remember Juma for his prowess in Kiswahili commentary, which also saw him awarded with a Head of State Commendation by retired President Mwai Kibaki on March 10, 2010, especially during his time at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Citizen Radio.

He moved from KBC to the Royal Media Services in 1999 after over a decade with the national broadcaster.

Friends, fans and colleagues took to social media to pay their tributes to the legend of radio broadcasting in the country.

“He had a unique way of football commentary. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” former Harambee Stars coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee said of the legend.

“I am deeply saddened by my dear friend Mohamed Juma NJUGUNA’s passing. I’ve known the veteran broadcaster since our days at the old Voice of Kenya now KBC and at the BBC in London. My condolences to his family and fans. May his soul Rest In Peace. #MohammedJumaNjuguna.” – Member of Parliament for Kamukunji Yussuf Hassan on Twitter.

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“Our paths crossed on so many occasions. A friend. A mentor. Veteran Radio Presenter and football commentator Mohammed Juma Njuguna has died. Rest in peace my friend.” Sports journalist Carol Radull tweeted.

“Radio Citizen’s Mohammed Juma Njuguna was full of humour, and an honest chap. A friend and senior broadcaster who’d at times say hi to pals (myself included) during his football commentaries. I will miss him. So will ardent sport lovers. My condolences to his friends and family.” – Daily Nation Sport’s reporter David Kwalimwa on Twitter.

My mentor, my friend, my teacher… I am lost for words. RIP Mohammed Juma Njuguna wa Idhaa.” – Philip Etale on Twitter.

“Go in peace my friend you believed in me. I will miss your charm and jokes. Faces always lit when you came to the news room …Kabwebweeeee.” Charity Wanja, a colleague, tweeted.

“Shine your way to paradise, it is well Mzee wa Idhaa Mohammed Juma Njuguna. #RIPMoha.” – Veteran media personality Joyce Gituro on Twitter.

BMJ Muriithi, a US based Kenyan-born journalist tweeted: “We looked up to you as young budding journalists back in the day as we sought to hone our skills in the media world. In fact, I used to imitate you as I did my ‘taarifa ya habari’ comedy show in the 80s and early 90s. I would never forget the impact you had on me. R.I.P. pioneer.”

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Nation Sport understands he will be laid to rest at 4pm at the Kariokor Cemetery in Nairobi.

SOURCE: Nation.co.ke

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Chiki Kuruka sheds light on her breast lift surgery and battling mixed-race assumptions

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Bien-Aime Baraza´s long-time girlfriend has opened up on her mixed race, breast lift surgery and trolls.

The UK-bred dance choreographer who was raised in the Queen´s land admitted that living in Kenya was one of the best decisions she ever made.

My uncle, being a war correspondent, lives in Kenya because it is quite a calm country. My two friends who we lived with while in the UK, are half Kenyan and they were coming home. I decided that I´m coming with them and it was literally as simple as that. I came here and I was Like ¨this place rocks. I´m staying. I´m not going.¨ I found Kenya so beautiful and the people are really easy-going.

Unfortunately for her, being mixed race meant to many that she is bougie – something she fights with every damn time.

I also think it is something to do the fact that I’m mixed race as opposed to being black, people think that maybe I’m not so connected with my African side. I fight those two assumptions all the time because I’m from the hood and I’m proud of it. I have chosen to live on this continent, I couldn’t be prouder.

However, for her, Kenya is home.

So many people are trying to leave Africa and go to the United States or Europe, but the beauty is in this continent, the future is on this continent. I definitely think Kenya is the hub of East Africa. It’s just a good place to be.

I definitely think Kenya is the hub of East Africa – Bien Aime´s girlfriend, Chiki Kuruka gushes

Surgery

Further speaking to Pulse in regard to her anticipated breast lift surgery, she added:

I don’t think it’s anyone’s business the decisions that someone else makes regarding their body. I’ve seen the genes in my family and children don’t do us very well. When I look at my aunts and their boobs are by their hips, I just don’t want that to be my story. Not reconstruction surgery, just put me back the way I was before.

Being a wellness instructor, Chiki is a public figure and where there is fame, there is love but so is there a fair share of trolls.

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People who say nasty things online will never be brave enough to talk to me face to face – the wellness instructor affirms

Revealing how she is able to deal with the trolls, the beauty opined:

The reality is that people who say nasty things online will never be brave enough to talk to me face to face. And I come at it hard. So I would dare someone to come and say to me face to face something that they’d be brave enough to type. That’s normally the person who you’ll see in every time saying ¨Hi, oh my gosh, I love you guys.¨

As she came to the close of her interview, her last words were:

Mind your mind. When you feel good, you do good. So it’s okay to say ‘I’m not okay’. It’s okay to say ‘I don’t want you in my space’, because the better you are, the better you offer society.

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Akothee comes to the rescue of a needy student

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Esther Akoth, alias Akothee, a popular Kenyan singer, has assisted a needy mother to pay for her son’s school fees. 

The amount paid by the award-winning singer is still unclear. She shared a video of a jubilant mother getting a bank slip for the school fees.

The woman is Suzzane Wanjiru. She had tried to approach the singer previously at her gate with a fee structure of Sh20,268 for the first term, Sh12,160 and Sh8,107 for the second and third term, respectively.

The son had joined Sokoke Boys High School. Suzzane was hesitant to go to Akothee at first, but after much debating, she decided to follow her insists and went to the singer’s gate. 

“Lakini tulipoendelea kuongea ukasikia kilio changu,” Suzzane told Akothee. “Ninashukuru sana.” 

Akothee thanked her fans for contributing to the Akothee Foundation, which in turn helps enroll children in school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘We had to drive to Naivasha,’ Tedd Josiah on wife’s request before her death

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Tedd Josiah, a Kenyan music producer, lost his wife in 2017 has shared on the last moments with his late wife, Reginah Katar.

He shared a photo explaining how his wife wanted something different.

On this day, mama gummy bear (RIP) decided she didn’t want the usual Sanford fries that she used to ask me to drive her to go buy almost every evening.

 

This Sunday she wanted fish, and she wanted it fresh from a lake, so we had to drive to Naivasha (her choice of lake) and buy some fish and have it made there…”

“Brothers, you see when you decide to have a baby, there’s gonna be cravings, mood swings and emotions your wife can’t even explain.”

Tedd urged married men to take care of their wives now that they are still around. 

“At that point u can’t flake!! You got to find some resolve and make it come together, if it’s Sanford fries or fish from the lake!

 Go do it! Cause a lot of children suffer cause their mothers were depressed during their pregnancies.”

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