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American actor Cameron Boyce dies at the age of 20

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Remember Jessi, a TV show about a small town girl, played by Debby Ryan, working as a nanny for a wealthy family after moving to New York City?

Now remember Luke Ross in the series?

Luke, whose real name is Cameron Boyce, has died at the age of 20.

A spokesperson for his family told CNN that Boyce died in his sleep after a seizure resulting from an ongoing medical condition.

MEDICAL CONDITION

“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” the spokesperson said.

“He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.”

“The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him. We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother,” the family said in a statement.

ARTISTIC TALENTS

Disney Channel also released a statement early Sunday. The statement read:

“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, castmates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”

Boyce starred on Disney Channel’s Jessie from 2011 to 2015 playing Cruella de Vil’s son in the Descendants movies.

He also made appearances on a number of other Disney series, including Liv and Maddie, BUNK’D and Austin & Ally.

Source:nairobinews

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Bishop’s faith renewed after brush with death

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For Timothy Wambunya, Psalms 23 has gained new and special meaning.
The bishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya has been through the valley of the shadow of death after he contracted the coronavirus disease.
“I have been very fortunate to survive. It only takes a few seconds for someone to die. Do not take Covid-19 lightly because it is a rough, terrifying experience,” he warns.
Wambunya’s journey to the intensive care unit started when he landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with one of his three sons.
“I arrived from the UK the day the government imposed the 14-day compulsory quarantine. There was confusion because nobody knew where to take us.”
The 55-year-old bishop recalls that amid the chaos at the airport, his temperature was high. He was worried about being in close contact with nearly 100 people when he was unsure about everybody’s status.
“We had no face masks. We were complaining and arguing a lot on our way to the quarantine centre, which could have led to spreading of the infection,” Wambunya says.
Developed fever
They were shuttled from the University of Nairobi to the Kenya School of Administration, then to the Kenya Medical Training Centre headquarters, where some people were admitted.
Wambunya was in a group of 20 who were finally taken to CORAT Africa in Karen at about 5pm – more than 12 hours after they landed.
“All was going well until I developed a fever. I tried not to report it because I was scared of going to some of these facilities, but the people in the centre reported me to the managers,” he says.
It had taken about six days before tests were conducted at the centre, and when the results came back he was the only one who had Covid-19.
“Never in my wildest imagination did I think I would be positive. In fact, I believed this only happened to other people.” Wambunya’s fever persisted and he developed weakness in his limbs. Soon he was unable to sleep.
The bishop was put in an ambulance and driven to Kenyatta University Referral Hospital. On arrival, nobody wanted to attend to him. He says he felt like he was under arrest. It was also during this transfer that about £2,000 (Sh265,000) he had in his pocket was stolen.
“I was put in a room, the door was closed and tape put around it. I stayed there for two days without food, water or medical attention. I later called my wife and asked her to move me because my condition was worsening and I feared I was losing my mind.” Wambunya says his wife, Gertrude, and his son moved him to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi where he was taken straight to the ICU.
He would remain there for the following 17 days. “I would have died had it not been for the doctors’ determination,” he states, adding that his lungs, liver and kidneys had failed.
When he came out of ICU, he could not move his limbs and had to re-learn easy tasks like walking. Fluids had to be regularly drawn from his lungs due to pneumonia.
He has, however, made steady progress and can walk about 30m and up a few steps on the staircase.
He also does not need his oxygen tank.
The cleric says he is grateful to all those who have stood with him, especially the staff at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi and the people who have contributed money to settle the outstanding hospital bill.
His parting shot is for Kenyans to follow the State’s guidelines, treat the disease with the seriousness it deserves, and not ostracise those who have recovered.

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‘Ours was a complicated father-daughter relationship,’ cries Jimmy Wayuni’s daughter

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One of the daughters of celebrated Benga musician Jimmy Wayuni has revealed that she was not that close to him.

In a tweet that has since gone viral, award winning filmmaker Mercy Murugi reveals that for the longest time she would have loved Jimmy to play the role of daddy.

“I knew his music before he introduced himself as my father. It was a strange thing to process.”

She wrote,

“How do you mourn a man you had barely known? How do you mourn the man you called biological father but fought so much with him for the title of Dad that he wanted, but you felt he was yet to earn?”

Adding,

“What many never knew is Jimmy Wayuni is my biological father. And now he’s gone.”

Jimmy lost his life yestsrday night in a tragic car accident along Thika Road.

Mercy paid tribute to the fallen icon.

“Rest in peace Jimmy Wayuni Githinji. Ours was a complicated father – daughter relationship. Both of us headstrong. Prolly got it from you. That and my eyes. Rest easy.

By Mpasho.co.ke

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‘I packed my bags and left for Canada…’ Kambua narrates

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Award-winning gospel singer Kambua Manundu Mathu is among the few lucky artistes who studied abroad.

The Bado Nasimama hit singer, shared a photo from her graduation, reminiscing her old college days.

Kambua

15yrs ago I packed my bags and left for Canada. A foreign land, in the middle of winter, to pursue a dream. My parents were my biggest cheerleaders- my father especially taught me the importance of having an education,’ she wrote in part.

She continued,

10yrs ago I graduated against all odds with my BA in Music from Ambrose University college. Over the last 10, God has continued to show me that he is the giver of dreams and if we trust his leading, he allows us to be more than we could ask, or imagine. Imela papa!.

In a recent interview, the mother of one revealed that her late father Professor Manundi forced her to study hard, though she wasn’t serious with her education.

She said after returning from the USA,

AFTER THE SUMMER CAMP, I CAME BACK TO KENYA AND joined UNIVERSITY. I STARTED BECAUSE I DID NOT FINISH THE COURSE. MY GRADES WERE GOOD, I APPRECIATED AND ENJOYED IT, BUT I KNEW MY HEART WAS TAGGING ME IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION ON CAMPUS, I WAS ACTIVELY SINGING. IF THERE WAS AN EVENT I WAS THERE. EVERYBODY ON CAMPUS KNEW THERE’S A GIRL ON CAMPUS CALLED KAMBUA WHO SINGS. I KNEW MUSIC IS WHAT I WANTED TO DO AND DO IT SERIOUSLY.

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