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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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‘Mzee Ojwang’s wife accused me of stealing her husband,’ Veteran Vitimbi actor Mama Kayai recalls

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Aisha Khavere Matindo popularly known as Mama Kayai from popular TV series Vitimbi, which was the most-watched back in the 1990s is a force to reckon.

The actress, a former traditional dancer also acted in Vioja Mahakamani and recently Jungu Kuu. Mama Kayai played the role of the late Mzee Ojwang’s wife in Vitimbi.

Speaking in an interview with Jalang’o on how she got the role, she said,

Niikingia sikuwa bibi ya mzee Ojwang. nilianza kama customer, producer akasema mbona tusimjaribu huyu mama? Nikaweza then from their I got the role.

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Why I quit music to be a truck driver in the US – Nyashinski

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Back in 2016 rapper Nyashinki’s music career was at it’s peak, he quit and relocated to the USA.

Nyashinki quit and started a career a a truck driver this was when his trajectory as a member of Kleptomaniacs was on the up and up.

Together with his family, the rapper, real name Nyamari Ongegu, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, despite being aware he was cutting short his career.

Speaking on his YouTube channel first episode, Nyashinski said life did not favour him while there.

“When we moved abroad, I had completely quit music. I was working back in the States as a truck driver,” he said.

“I used to drive a lorry, trying to survive.”

NyashinskiThe ‘Malaika’ hitmaker says the first two years he was in Delaware, then he moved to Michigan.

“That experience taught me a lot. Two things that were life-changing for me back then was one, when I was here, I was a star,” he said.

“People recognised me everywhere and we were doing what we loved. I moved from a place where I was known and getting a bit of favours here and there to a place where no one knows me.”

“No special treatment and you must work because you have to eat.”

Another major lesson he learned in the 10 years he was away was having people around you and conversations are very important.

“That was coupled with the fact I was used to having people around me to a lonely life of driving a truck,” he said.

“There you are alone for over 16 hours. You only stop to fuel, sleep, shower and use the bathroom. So you find yourself enjoying small conversations with people you meet for five minutes. At least it was a way from that cage.”

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He said the lines on the road even become hypnotising after a long distance and he looked at them, thinking about his life.

“I accepted that this is my life,” he said.

Nyashinki
Nyashinki

He says despite the hustles, he enjoyed living a normal life, where no one knew him. He could walk in a mall, on the roads and be normal.

The reason he came back to Kenya is after realising he was living a life that he felt he was not using his intelligence or exerting his passion and purpose.

“So back in the States, my friend told me to just go in studio and exert that pressure as a lyricist,” he said.

“I did not have to release the songs. But I found myself listening to a beat, creating a song and then wanting to perfect it and then I want people to listen. That is how I found myself back into the music world and came back home.”

Nyashinki has since been releasing hit after hit and recently, he released ‘Lucky You’ album, which he is still promoting.

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MANY PHOTOS of the spectacular retirement home Sarah Kabu gifted her husband on his birthday

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Kenya’s Bonfire adventures MD, Sarah Kabu did the unimaginable for her husband over the weekend, after making a multi-million purchase of a retirement home for her husband, a dream come true on his birthday.

The famous Jabo Jabo couple gave fans a look into their simple yet rich retirement home during the celebrations that went down in Olpajeta, Nanyuki.

Inside Kabus retirement home

The pair gave us a look of the home’s exterior, fitted with large glass windows as walls of the different rooms upstairs, each well furnished with rare exotic African furniture.

The Kabus on baecation

Surrounded with bushes and trees at a distance, the couple did not think much of having a fence around their home, open to all who would pay a visit, with a sign board at the entrance with the words “Welcome to The Kabus retirement home.”

The front yard graced the parking lot while the backyard would be where the couple hosted their social events. With long dining tables and outdoor canvas seats setting the mood for a communal feel, allowing us a view of the large projecting balcony the duo had to enjoy the priceless views of the wild.

Sarah gifts Simon Kabu dream retirement home

In the presence of close friends and family, Mr Kabu was treated to a magnificent birthday event by his wife, Sarah who made his dreams come true with the surprise of his dream retirement home in the wild.

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For Simon, as they drove through bushes and thickets, he first thought they were having a bush lunch only to his surprise to discover that his wife had brought to reality, his plans to own a private getaway in the wild when he needed to unwind from the city’s hustling.


The Kabus

Every time the couple would visit the Olpajeta conservancy, Simon would always wishfully admire “ningetaka kuretire hii place” but after Corona happened, his plans stalled. Hardly did he know that his wife was busy taking huge bank loans to give him his dream retirement home. What a love!

Have a look at the Kabu’s rich retirement home.

The Kabus

Kabus

Sarah &Simon Kabu

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Mr Kabu birthday

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Inside The Kabus retirement home

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