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HIV story will not distract me — Sonko



Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday stated that he will not be deterred in his quest to make Nairobi a better place despite constant attacks from the media.

Through a post on Facebook, the governor claimed that newspapers were out to make sales by tarnishing his name.

He highlighted several headlines in the recent past that he termed malicious but maintained that publicity, whether negative or positive, is good.

Sonko also touched on a recent story that spoke about his HIV status, saying his family will remain strong and his wife Grace Sonko is fully behind him.

“They think they’ve now silenced me completely through the HIV story but let me say we are a strong family. We have undergone a lot of suffering before and during my current political life.

“The first lady of Nairobi is a strong woman and by Grace of God she shall continue to serve Nairobians for the next 3 years.

“Our children both biological and adopted shall continue doing their daily activities and going to school as usual despite the pain and stigma caused by some of these headlines because they know their Dad is a politician and from the little experience they have believe no weapon formed against us prospers,” he wrote.

The governor also shared examples of great leaders who went through tribulation but rose to the top saying he will beat all odds to achieve his dreams.

“Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was in Kapenguria Prison for 7 years and he later became the President. Nelson Mandela was in prison for 25 years and also became the President of South Africa.

“Raila Odinga was in Shimo La Tewa Prison and later Kamiti Prison and that did not stop him from becoming Prime Minister…I was in Prison courtesy of you great people of Nairobi and God, but now I’m the 2nd Governor of this great city of Nairobi.

“This is a clear indication that this Sonko, God willing and through the same Great Power of the people will one day be at least something more than who he is today!” he remarked.

Sonko vowed to remain focused on serving Nairobi residents for the next three years and thanked all those who have been offering him support in recent days.

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Anne Waiguru-Kamotho Waiganjo traditional wedding set for July



Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru is set to wed the love of her life city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo in a Kikuyu traditional wedding (ngurario).

The ceremony is set to take place on July 13, 2019 in Kirinyanga county at Kiamugumo primary school.

Ngurario is the final part of the Kikuyu wedding to formalize the marriage under the Gikuyu rites.

After the event, the woman is considered completely take and part of her husband’s family and cannot marry another man.

In the past, it was done before the girl went to the man’s home but today, it is sometimes done after even the couple have children.

There is usually no need for a church or civil wedding after that.


To some Kikuyus, even if one has done a church wedding, ngurario is mandatory.

The ceremony begins with slaughtering of a goat by the groom and his friends and relatives at the bride’s home.

The knife used is given by his soon-to-be mother-in-law, who has to be enticed with a gift to release the knife.

Once the goat is slaughtered in the Kikuyu way, the meat is roasted.

There are three parts of the goat which are involved in the ceremony: A goat’s right arm, ribs and entrails.

In February this year, Waiguru and Waiganjo held a secret dowry ceremony days after valentine’s day.

Only close friends and family members were invited.

The wedding invite.

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Sisters dumped in hospital 26 years ago now hunt for their family – PHOTOS



Two sisters have launched a search for their family after being abandoned in a hospital 26 years ago while aged three and four respectively.

Thirty-year-old Serah Muthoni and her sister Emma Wamuyu, 29, claim they were dumped at a Nyahururu hospital in 1993.

Serah says they stayed at the hospital for a while before being moved to Kabete Children’s Home.

In between, they moved orphanages until they were 18.

“Am appealing to anyone who may have information of the whereabouts of our parents or even relatives to to help me trace them.My sister and I are doing well in life.We were taken to school by the church and we are all working and financially independent,” she wrote.

Serah Muthoni. PHOTO | COURTESY

Serah now wants the public to assist them trace their family.

“Even if it’s a distant cousin, am sure someone knows something about us,” she said.

Nairobi News contacted the Kabete Children’s Home and its former administrator Ms Florence Makau. She confirmed that the sisters lived at the facility but later moved out.

“They stayed at the home at some point and they are known,” she said, adding that the two were hardworking and always willing to explore new ideas.


Serah assured the long lost family that they are now working and financially stable.

“Am appealing to anyone who may have information of the whereabouts of our parents or even relatives to help me trace them. My sister and I are doing well in life,” she said.

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Died abroad: The Kenyans who never came back



Norah Borus, a 2013 KCSE top performer was last week found dead at her on-campus residence in the US. Her death was confirmed by Stanford University Vice Provost of Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole who wrote in an email: “Neither the cause of death nor the student’s identity have been publicly released, but police say there is “no ongoing safety threat to the campus community.”Norah sat her 2013 KCSE at Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta to emerge the best girl in Nairobi County.


She then joined Stanford University to pursue an engineering course. At the time of her death, Stanford University was celebrating commencement weekend.According to The Mercury News website online, this was the fourth student death reported since last February.News of her death increases the worrying trend of Kenyans who have been found dead overseas.

Cheruiyot who was found dead at Osborne Park, Australia.

LEFT: The cars linked to the murder. RIGHT: The deceased Jelagat Cheruiyot

On May 30, 2019, police found a 34-year-old Kenyan woman dead at her apartment in Osbourne Park, Australia, days after her family reported her missing.Jelagat Cheruiyot also known as Nancy was found dead when police went to conduct a welfare check.It was reported that due to the nature of her injuries, police declared it a homicide and kicked off an investigation.To date, police are yet to make arrests leading to her death. Daily Nationreported that they were in pursuit of a man who was spotted driving two cars linked to her murder.Jelagat hailed from Cheptiret in Uasin Gishu County.

Moses Maima, who allegedly committed suicide in Chicago, US.

Moses Maima, 50, is reported to have committed suicide in Chicago, US in March this year.He was cremated so quick, all while the family waited for the body to be brought home for a proper burial.Back home, Maima’s younger brother Phillip Miyare told The Standard in an interview, “The explanation on how he died is suspicious. We need to know what happened.” Maima moved to the US in the 1990s and had three children.

Kenyan musician Mercy Muthui

Mercy Wanjiku Muthui, the 32-year-old Kenyan musician, with her husband Daniel Erhardt. PHOTO | COURTESY

Again in February this year, 32-year-old Kenyan musician Mercy Wanjiku Muthui was found dead in a ditch near her home in the Netherlands. Her family suspected foul play. Police detained but released her husband Daniel Erhardt who had reported her missing moments before her death.

Margaret Nganga The script re-writes itself in another incident in May 2018.Margaret Nganga was found dead in her car at a parking lot, a day after she left her house for work.She worked at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.Her family said she did not show any signs of illness and was in high spirits on the day she left home.

Henry Okong’o and wife, Kenyan couple found dead in New Jersey.

Henry Okong’o and wife Lydiah March 2018, Kenyans in New Jersey, USA, woke up to the news of Kenyan couple that was found dead in their home.The bodies of Henry Okong’o and his wife Lydiah were found in separate rooms of their home with gunshot wounds.Neighbours suspected the deaths could have been as a result of domestic violence.The couple left behind three children.

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