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Lupita’s ‘secret’ visits to Kenya



Kisumu Governor Professor Anyang Nyong’o has explained why his daughter Lupita Nyong’o, who is an Oscar award winning actress, has been  ‘sneaking’ into the country in the last couple of years when visiting.

In a TV feature hosted by Lilian Muli, the 74-year-old Political Science Professor candidly opened up on his upbringing and that of his six children as well.

In regards to Lupita, who is his most famous child, Prof Nyong’o disclosed that his family has been forced to adjust to his daughter’s celebrity status.

Since winning the 2013 Oscars Award for her role in the movie 12 Years a Slave, Prof Nyong’o said Lupita’s life is no longer the same and as a family they too have had to adjust to her daughter’s global fame so as to accommodate her and ensure they don’t lose the family touch.

He said that it’s for this reason that Lupita’s visits to Kenya have now become ‘top secrets’.

“Being a celebrity she can’t just come home like that, otherwise journalists will be all over her and she will not enjoy coming home for a short time to be with the family and friends. So we said, okay you come in incognito, enjoy yourself, meet your friends, be a baby at home, because she likes that, and then go back and resume your life. That also means sometimes we have to adjust to her schedule because her schedule is not controlled by her,” the governor said.

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In May 2015 Lupita sneaked in to the country to attend the wedding of her sister Esparanza held in Naivasha.

She would do the same in July 2016, this time to attend to the wedding of her cousin Kwame Nyong’o.

Last year May 2018, Lupita was at it again when she ‘secretly’ visited her home town Kisumu on an art investment mission.

During that trip, which saw her visit Kanyakwar Cultural Center and Goan Institute, a huge convoy of about 15 county government vehicles were reported to have chauffeured her around Kisumu city

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Mwana FA, Babu Tale win parliamentary seats




Diamond Platnumz’s manager Shaban Tale Tale a.k.a Babu Tale and bongo Flava artiste Hamis Mwinjuma aka Mwana FA are the newest celebrity Members of Parliament in Tanzania.

Babu Tale was declared the new Morogoro South East constituency legislator after he went unopposed while Mwana FA was declared the new Muheza constituency legislator.

Babu Tale became the CCM flagbearer after he beat Tanzania’s assistant Agricultural minister Omary Mgumbe, who was the incumbent to clinch the CCM ticket.

Mwana FA, who was vying on the ruling CCM party ticket, floored the opposition Chadema candidate Yosepher Komba, who garnered 12,034 against 47,578 votes.

In August 2020, Mwana FA was among the few lucky CCM members who successfully sought the party’s approval from a pool of 10,367 candidates facing off for 264 parliamentary seats.

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John Magufuli wins second term as Tanzania’s president amid rigging claims



Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has been re-elected for the second term, the country’s National Electoral Commission has announced.

In the results announced by National Electoral Commission chairman Judge Semitocles Kaijage in Dar es salaam on Friday, President Magufuli emerged the winner with 12,516, 252 of the total votes cast in the polls held on October 28.

His closest contender Tundu Lisu garnered 1,933,271 of the total voted cast.

President Magufuli will be awarded the winner’s certificate on November 1 in Dodoma at the National Electoral Commission’s headquarters. With the landslide victory in the October 28 polls, the president will go into his second term after improving his 2015 victory margin by 3,633,317 votes.

In 2015, he won the presidential poll by 58.46 percent of the total votes cast after garnering 882935 votes. He beat his closest challenger Edward Lowassa who garnered 6,072,848 votes.

On Thursday, Tanzania’s main opposition presidential candidate Lissu rejected the results of the vote, terming it a fraud.

At a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Lissu, who ran on the Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema), said the figures being announced by the National Electoral Commission could not be verified.

“We do not recognise what happened yesterday (Wednesday) … because it was marred by irregularities in all stages.

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Lissu said his party would not accept any results from the polls and called on the masses to “take the matter in their own hands” by engaging in peaceful demonstrations.

Preliminary results showed incumbent John Magufuli was ahead of the pack as stations kept sending in their data. In some stations, Magufuli got nearly five times the vote compared to the total garnered by all the other 14 presidential contenders.

But Chadema and several other opposition politicians said the vote had been rigged in favour of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi.

Zitto Kabwe, the party leader of ACT-Wazalendo, another opposition party, said the elections had confirmed Tanzania’s growth into a dictatorship.

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Jalang’o dismisses favoritism claims raised against Kiss FM  




Media Personality Jalang’o has been forced to intervene after Parroty Vunulu of the famous Gengetone Group Wanati accused his employer Kiss 100 of denying them an interview.

According to Jalang’o, the contact person for the Lewa hit-makers had only booked one person for the interview and that’s Mejja but unfortunately they showed up at Kiss 100 studios without him.

He added that, following Mejja’s absence, the Kiss 100 crew requested to have one person interviewed from the Group due to Covid-19 restrictions but they refused.

“Parroty Vunulu buda wewe pia utawacha hizoo…your booking them booked only Mejja not you and the team…Nyinyi kufika Kiss Mukambiwa tunaexpect Mejja..mkasema hayuko.

“Mkaambiwa basi mtu moja aiingie juu ya Covid rules za Kiss, 1 Guest…mkasema kama hamuingii wote interview ikae…sasa unaenda kutukanana wacha hizo” said Jalang’o.

On Thursday, the upcoming Gengetone Rapper had accused Kiss 100 of favoritism after their planed interview at Radio station failed to go down.

“I can’t believe our Kenyan media are still discriminating 254 Artists. Just imagine @Kiss100Kenya called us for a radio interview today 8.45am only to get there with @itskabagazi and @oneby_01 and the Producer told us that they only want @mejjagenge ati sisi hawatutambui. Very disappointed by Kiss Fm. Kidole cha Kati,” said Parroty Vunulu.

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