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Excitement as Waiguru weds hunk city lawyer in ‘wedding of the year’



It’s finally here. The invites are out for over 2,000 high-profile guests with a dress code to boot.

Dubbed the wedding of the year by residents of her county, today’s highly-publicised event will see Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo formalise their union.

Kiamugumo Primary School was a beehive of activity on Friday as preparations got underway for the invite-only event. Roads leading to the venue were also being upgraded, said Ngariama MCA Erastus Ireri.

There was excitement among residents, who were elated that Ms Waiguru was for the second time hosting such a high-profile celebration in six years at the same venue where she held her thanksgiving ceremony in 2014 upon her appointment as Devolution Cabinet Secretary.

Her triumphant entry then into the sleepy village sent a clear message – that she was not only increasingly powerful and influential, but could also be headed for higher office in the future.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was in his first year in office then, was among the key guests who graced the ceremony.


Known as ngurario in Kikuyu, Saturday’s occasion is the final part of the Agikuyu traditional wedding rites. Meetings, which were being held at a Nairobi hotel, have been concluded.

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Unlike their private dowry ceremony in February, today’s event is expected to attract prominent guests among them political bigwigs as Ms Waiguru’s husband-to-be accompanies his parents to her home. And the couple has left no detail to chance, with the Nation establishing that the dress code for today is “African and smart casual”.

As is customary among the Agikuyu, the ceremony will begin with the slaughtering of a goat by the groom assisted by his friends and relatives. To test how well he knows his wife-to-be, the groom will also have the tough task of identifying his bride from a group of women whose faces will be covered and all clad in identical outfits.

Mr Waiganjo declined to reveal the budget for the function.

“We have received financial support from family and friends and we thank them for that,” said Mr Waiganjo.

“We have invited between 2,000 and 3,000 people including our friends in leadership positions and the residents of the two counties of Murang’a and Kirinyaga. We cannot say at this point who will come or not, but those who will come will be welcomed,” he said.

According to the lawyer, those without the invitation cards will not be sent away, but will have difficulties getting a seat.

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The event, according to Ms Waiguru, will be private. “We will only concentrate on exchanging vows and walking down the aisle,” she said.


She, however, declined to reveal the names of those on the guest list because “we respect their privacy”.

The couple was also not forthcoming on whether they will proceed on honeymoon immediately after the event. “Tell Kenyans to be patient. They will see us gladly serving them come Monday,” said Mr Waiganjo.

Ms Waiguru separately told the Saturday Nation they will balance between their new lives and their respective jobs, suggesting they may not proceed on honeymoon immediately.

The governor’s deputy, Mr Peter Ndambiri, urged residents to turn out in large numbers. He spoke to worshippers at Nyagithuci Catholic Church last Sunday. “I urge you to seek divine intervention for the governor as she gets ready to take the marriage vows,” he said.

Some leaders, however, did not make it to the guest list.

County Woman Representative Wangui Ngirichi and Central MP John Munene have not been invited as well as a section of “rebel” MCAs.


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‘I was jobless and about to be kicked out’ Tedd Josiah on how Kenyans came through for him after losing his wife



Kenyan Music producer and JokaJok founder Tedd Josiah has thanked Kenyans for coming through when he lost his wife Reginah Katar.

Katar passed away just months after welcoming her daughter Jay.

Since then, Tedd says strangers became family and he is forever grateful.

‘To our beloved IG family, To say thank you doesn’t ever feel like it’s enough.

I was broken (am still in repair) and lost.

2017 Oct was all about cliffhanging in PAIN, learning how to raise a baby girl 3 months old ALONE! No nanny, no relatives, no one just baby and I walking the toughest walk I’ve ever had to.

Tedd Josiah

Guess who came through for us with baby clothes, with baby milk, with words of encouragement, with prayers and more prayers and more prayers…? Our IG FAMILY that was at the time only 20k at the time.

When JayJay’s 1st birthday 🎂 came along I was scared and very jobless about to be kicked out of our home.

People from as far as China sent JayJay gifts 🎁 and cakes 🎂 and so many other things. You made it bearable.’


‘When we launched mama’s idea of a bag company JOKAJOK you embraced us and have continued to build with us from day one.

Now we not only feed ourselves but we feed 11 other families through employment and we empower single mothers and fathers in our company.

Our head of leather studio is a lady feeding and fending for 3 children alone, all our other staff also have children to fend for and we’ve managed to come this far with you our IG family and build a legacy company.

Tedd Josiah

The road ahead is even longer and only God knows were it leads.

Sometimes strangers become closer than family and love you in a real way they will pray, fast, love and support you.
We don’t take that for granted at all and we want to thank you.

Let’s keep building the bear 🐻 family but also let’s build other people who maybe in need.



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Grace Ekirapa: I’ve been unable to access DJ Mo since cheating scandal



Grace Ekirapa, who hosts NTV’s gospel show Crossover 101, has revealed that she had not been in touch with her co-host DJ Mo since rumors he was cheating on his wife Size 8 rocked the internet a fortnight ago.

Ever since reports emerged that DJ Mo, real name Sammy Muraya, was cheating on his wife of seven years Size 8 causing a social media frenzy, the DJ was barred from co-hosting the show with Ekirapa and is thought to be busy trying to glue his marriage together.

Weighing in on the scandal rocking the marriage of her co-host, Ekirapa revealed that she had been trying unsuccessfully to reach out to DJ Mo.

“I haven’t spoken to him and to be honest. It’s been hard for me to get to him. My phone calls haven’t been going through, I know it’s been difficult for him and I think when he is ready he will talk to me. Meanwhile the show has been going on without him but that’s the management’s decision.” Ekirapa revealed during an Interview with Radio Jambo.

She, however, felt DJ Mo should be given a second chance.

“What I will have to say is, when you get saved you won’t stop sinning, you can’t be perfect but there will be consequences. We make mistakes. DJ Mo is an amazing guy and if there’s a chance of working with him again, I would love that.” She added.

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The singer also delved into the rumors that once emerged that she was having an affair with DJ Mo, a married man.

“During the launch of Crossover is when the rumor started. We had done a couple of photo shoots on different days and most of the time his hands was on my shoulder or mine on his and so people got talking.” she explained.

by NN

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‘Our marriage is currently in a tough space’ Says Vivianne, Sam West responds



Motivational speaker-cum music manager Sam West has responded after his wife Vivianne hinted that they are going through marital problems.

According to a social media post by Vivianne, people always assume they are a perfect couple but they are not.

Speaking exclusively to Mpasho, Sam West said he hopes things will work out for them.

‘We just have a few domestic challenges but we are working on them. We juts need prayers.’

Asked if this is just clout chasing considering his wife just released a new jam, he responded

‘No it’s not kiki, it’s just a coincidence.’

Sam Was responding to the post below by his wife Vivianne

‘Today I want to be very candid.. nataka niongee wazi.. The world first met  when he decided to propose on the biggest TV show in the country.

I was shocked and this was unexpected for me.

I couldn’t say yes or no so I sat there in front of 40mill Kenyans hoping the world would swallow me but it didn’t, so I smiled.

First forward I have worked with Sam West and been his woman for 4 years.

So to get to the point this post is for you who understands that what society has labeled as marriage is one of the hardest things to exist in.

We are two humans who have learnt the hard way. We are friends and we will always care about one another. Our union has however taken a kick to the stomach.’

Vivianne added

‘ IG in-laws can attest to the fact that I haven’t posted Sam on my feed for the past one month or so.

We felt it would be important to share the truth that marriage can get difficult..

Social media couples have created illusions of perfect marriages which we feel are quite misleading.

To be honest we have ignored each other’s needs in our union . Expectations and control took over our relationship. We are in a tough space and to be honest we are hoping we will overcome the current challenge.

Hii sio Kiki. For those who love even one of us remember us in your prayers. May God’s will be done.

In the meantime ukipata unayemdhamini never take them for granted., #najua


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