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KNH begs Kenyans to help fund Sh430 million cancer hostel

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Three years after taxpayers lost Sh5 billion in NYS-style scandal at the Health ministry, the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has appealed to Kenyans to help them construct a hostel to house cancer patients.

In a statement put on their social media pages, the taxpayer-funded hospital wants Kenyans of goodwill to help the raise money through an M-Pesa paybill number.

KNH says the project will be the first of its kind in Kenya and it involves the construction of accommodation facility (hostel) for cancer patients undergoing outpatient treatment at a cost of Sh230 million and establishment of an endowment fund of Sh200 million to support its operations.

The project entails construction of a three-floored building with capacity of 140 patients, a day respite area, a cancer resource centre, a restaurant and other support services.

A LONG WAY

“It is in this regard that KNH is calling upon all people of goodwill to own and support this project by contributing via MPESA Paybill No – 474444, KNH Hope Hostel. A little will go a long way. Let us come together and Give hope a home in Kenya,” said the referral hospital.

The appeal comes amid rising cases of cancer diagnosis and resultant deaths in the country.

In 2015, KNH in partnership with American Cancer Society (ACS) conducted a study on cancer patients attending outpatient clinic to determine barriers to cancer treatment.

These findings inspired the idea of a ‘Hope Hostel’ that would accommodate cancer patients as they undergo treatment.

The Hope Hostel has been designed as a multi-storey building to cater for both genders as well as children.

KNH says that the patients will be housed for a short term, so that they are available for repeated investigations or treatments.

Cancer treatment, which is offered at a subsided rate at the public hospital, is an outpatient service, making it difficult for most patients who are referred from other counties.

With no accommodation at the hospital, the patients have no option but to sleep in the corridors and wake up early to queue for treatment, which is on a first come-first-served basis.

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‘I love you!’ Janelle Monae tells Lupita in birthday wish

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Lupita Nyong’o has reignited rumours that she is romantically involved with American star, Janelle Monae.

The Black Panther star shared a video clip of her and Janelle looking hot and dressed in Greek-inspired outfits.

The Boomerang clip was accompanied with a shout out Janelle saying,

“Happy birthday to my exceptional friend from the future, @janellemonae. I love sharing real life and real fantasy with you…”

Janelle responded to the post saying,

“I love you”

Fans went crazy.

“I’m not the one one who assume they a secret couple, am I?” a very curious follower speculated.

The comments section is filled with such comments and other brazen ones as well.

Neither Lupita nor  Janelle have addressed the dating rumours.

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Broken vows: Gospel artistes you did not know were divorced

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Divorces among gospel artistes are on the increase over reasons such as infidelity, cruelty, among others.

Below are gospel artistes who are divorced.

1- Betty Bayo

Betty, who was married to the famous pastor Kanyari, divorced the man of God after he was exposed for pretending to perform miracles yet he wasn’t.

The gospel artiste is known for her hit ’11th hour’ had distanced herself from her prophetic husband and she has now moved on despite the fact that the two have kids together.

Betty Bayo is currently dating and is set to get wed any time soon.

Kanyari vs Betty Bayo

2. Gloria Muliro

Gloria Muliro and her longtime husband Congolese preacher Eric Omba parted ways over infidelity allegations.

Sometimes back, they had a colourful wedding at PCEA Nairobi West and later on after 5 years, they renewed their wedding vows at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.

Omba has since moved on and gotten married again but Gloria has not.

Gloria Muliro and ex husband Eric Omba

She narrates how her pastor husband was chasing women instead of being busy winning souls for the Lord.

I always knew he was cheating on me and friends would always come around with reports but i always shut them out. I did not want outsiders, but God to show me the truth .

In fact, besides my family and one bishop, no one else knew the hell I was going through.

3. Keziah Kariuki

Keziah Kariuki, a Kameme TV presenter cum gospel artiste divorced her husband Mzee Kariuki Kiengei.

In an earlier interview, with a local TV station, Kariuki said Kiengei broke her heart by marrying another woman, even though they had a church wedding.

“It was a painful experience. Sometimes I was getting ready for a TV show and I would break down.

Kameme FM presenter Keziah Kariuki and her ex-husband

In other instances, I would be getting ready to appear before the camera, only to burst out in tears and mess my make-up,”

4. Eunice Njeri

Eunice split from her ex back in 2016, after walking out hours after the wedding.

She stated that her biggest struggle remains being ridiculed for leaving her marriage.

Eunice Njeri

5. Joan Wairimu

Pastor Joan Wairimu Githuku and her husband have both filed cases in court accusing each other of adultery.

Pastor Wairimu in 2013 initiated the case at a Nairobi court where she seeks orders of separation.

Pastor Joan Wairimu

But her husband, Bishop William Musyoki Mwangangi also filed a cross-petition asking the court to dissolve the marriage.

The couple got married in 1996 in church.

6. Loise Kim
Loise Kim has plans of running for a political seat this coming election.

Speaking to Kikuyu Diaspora television she shed light about her marriage an issue that has been shrouded in controversy since she released a song that was speculated to have been about separation with her spouse.

Loise Kim

Loise Kim song “Wedo wa Kiabiriria” which can be loosely translated to the “First Love” became very popular but also opened a can of worms regarding her marriage.

Loise Kim, who narrated how her marriage fell apart after just seven months of being together with said she sang the song because of the state of her relationship.

 “WHEN I WAS SINGING THAT SONG I WAS BITTER ABOUT MY MARRIAGE. WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS BECAUSE WE LET THE DEVIL COME BETWEEN US. AFTER HE LEFT WE USED TO EXCHANGE BITTER WORDS WHICH MADE THINGS WORSE,” SHE SAID.

She has two children with her ex-hubby and they have since divorced. She added, “I let go of everything and decided to live my life and my ministry”.

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State House dismisses claims of rift between Uhuru, Ruto

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State House has denied claims that there was a growing rift between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, a day after the Head of State lashed out at his critics.

State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said a series of misleading narratives have been propagated through the mainstream and social media to create an impression that the duo was no longer seeing eye to eye.

On Wednesday, Uhuru seemed to lose his cool when he dismissed critics of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force report, saying they were directionless individuals who criticised the document even before it was released.

Dr Ruto and his allies had been leading attacks against the BBI report long before the document was launched only to make a U-turn after its launch.

“Even before we released the report, they were all over telling us about its contents. Now it has been released and they have taken us along a new direction,” the president was quoted saying in Gatundu North Sub-county on Thursday

.But yesterday, Ms Dena was quick to dismiss claims of a simmering rift between the two.She cited a recent photo where Ruto was seen standing outside the holding room during the BBI report launch, which created a sensation online that the DP had been locked out of Uhuru’s meeting

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