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Meet Bob Collymore’s tailor who was way above Peter Kenneth & boy’s club budget

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The former presidential candidate, Peter Kenneth revealed in a tribute to the late Safaricom boss, Bob Collymore that he couldn’t afford Collymore’s expensive bespoke tailor.

They visited Ozwald Boateng’s shop.

“I vividly remember one occasion, when he was fitting a new suit, he asked the tailor to sell the rest of us suits but the price was beyond our budgets. We politely told the tailor that we would return at a later date,” Kenneth reminisced in the tribute at All Saints Cathedral earlier today.

Ozwald Boateng, Bob’s Tailor. He has a design aesthetic rooted in Savile row traditions but defined by international style, detail, and artistry

While on their way to dinner, Collymore and Kenneth stopped by a car showroom to check out a few vehicles.

Kenneth saw a particular ride and fell madly in love with it.

“On our way to dinner that evening, we stopped at a car showroom and I showed him what I thought was a nice car. That is when he vented out his frustration at our not buying suits from his favourite tailor, quipping that the car was worth an awful lot of suits. The next morning in Isuma, he Mpesad me Ksh 1,000 shillings as a start-up fund for buying the car,” he noted.

The tailor’s good job was defended by the tribute also given by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair.

Blair told the congregation that he personally knows Collymore’s tailor.

Blair affirmed, “I know that tailor, the man (Peter Kenneth) spoke about, I actually did have a conversation with Bob about that tailor, I used that tailor, he is a great tailor.”

Ozwald Boateng has had a transformational impact on menswear fashion for almost three decades, with a design aesthetic rooted in Savile row traditions but defined by international style, detail, and artistry.

His instinctive use of colour, cut and fabric fuses traditional classic British tailoring with a high-end modern design focus on the refinement of a man’s silhouette, this has brought tailoring to a whole new generation of men.

Born in London to Ghanaian parents Ozwald Boateng’s talent for flare and design came very early, after dropping out of the computing course he was studying at the time he enrols into Southgate College to study fashion.

Recognising that the signs for his future career had been around him all along, working from his mother’s sewing machine he created his first collection which he sold to menswear fashion store Sprint in London’s Covent Garden in the late 80s.

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VIDEO- Family of boy ran over by Ruto convoy say DP ‘did not honour his word’

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Sidney Mambala’s life was tragically cut short when he was knocked down by a car in DP William Ruto convoy in Budalang’i, Busia.

One month later, the parents say that calls to the Deputy President’s office go unanswered and he has failed to honour his promise.

“Hajawahi receive simu. Napiga simu hazishikwi. Mimi nasikia uchungu sana kumpoteza mtoto wa kwanza,” the father, Felix Mambala said.

Mr. Malamba says he was promised a job while his wife Elizabeth Akinyi financial assistance for her salon business and a house.

They live in a mud hut in Mulwanda village.

The DP’s office confirmed that no assistance has been accorded to the family since Sidney’s death as the matter is still pending in court.

The family however insists that some compensation for Sidney’s death would give them reprieve.

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“DP afanye vile aliahidi. Kama hangekuja budalangi (Sidney) hangekufa,” he added.

“Huyo mtoto angekuwa mtu mkubwa akuje atusaidie budalangi mzima,” Godfrey Okesa, a neighbour, told Citizen TV.

In June after the accident, EDAILY revealed that DP Ruto had spoken to Mr. Malamba, condoled with him and pledged his support.

“The DP called the area OCPD, and asked him to pass the phone to me. DP Ruto told me to take heart, promising to look into my family’s welfare. He also promised to foot all the funeral expenses,” Mr Mambala told EDAILY.

Emmanuel Talam, DP William Ruto’s Deputy Director of Communications, later delivered a condolence message from his boss and again pledged support.

“Sidney did not deserve to die, he has directed that there will be investigations and most importantly he will stand with the family,” Talam said.

BY CITIZEN

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Kenyan man deported from the US on arrival at the airport, seeks help to reunite with his Patients

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An online petition to help a Doctor of Kenyan descent who was deported from the United States two weeks ago has been launched.

According to the petition seen by ksnmedia.com,  Dr. Alexander Ondari  was returning to the US to complete his last year as a resident physician at the University of Texas Medical Branch on July 6th, when he was denied entry.

He is now seeking the intervention of the US Embassy in Nairobi. Below is the Petition as prepared by one Georgia Colleluori:

 

On July the 6th, Dr. Alexander Ondari was returning to USA to complete his last year as a resident physician at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. However, he was barred from entering, as the immigration officer at the airport (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) did not honor the valid J1 Visa that he had. Unfortunately, he was deported back to Kenya where he is right now. Currently, all depends on the USA Embassy in Kenya to grant him a new J1 Visa. 

Dr Ondari’s constant efforts as a physician, together with his charitable character, is critical to the well-being of the communities he lives and serves in. Dr Ondari’s objective is to bring value to the US, an aim that has been already accomplished during the last 17 years as a non-immigrant visa holder. It’s is thus a honor to support his efforts to obtain a J1 visa so that he can serve his patients and continue to improve the health of America.

You can sign the Petition by clicking here – change.org/p/us-embassy-in-nairobi

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WATCH LIVE: Francis Muchene’s Memorial Service in Atlanta as burial set for Sat July 27

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Send off plans for Baba Chege (Francis Muchene Chege) are in full gear.
The memorial service is tomorrow Saturday July 20th at 4pm at KACC
771 Elberta Dr,
Marietta, GA. 30066.
The final sendoff is Saturday July 27 at Kennesaw Memorial Park (Atlanta’s Lang’ata) Mariettta , Georgia.

We covet all your prayers.
Asanteni for all the support shown during this difficult time. I am standing on the promises of God. “He shall neither leave us nor forsake us.”
It is well with our souls.

Mr Muchene, who passed away on Monday July 8th after a short illness, was the husband to Christine Muchene (Madam President), Father to Joseph Chege, Dr. Paul Kiarie, Evans Ngamau and Monica Okall.
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For those asking where to send their donations, please see below:
CashApp # – 678-255-7904
Bank Account – Wells Fargo
A/C # 8716838357
Bank Address – 4309 Claires Brook Lane
Acworth Ga. 30101
Account Name – Francis Muchene Chege Memorial Fund

For more information, please contact:
Elder Kanyari Muthoga – 404-353-6317
Njeri Mungai – 404-435-6534
Pastor Karumba Kiroko – 678-656-8446

 

 

 

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