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Wambui stood by Bob through good and trying periods

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“My wife is a fantastic woman who stood by me.” These are the words Bob Collymore used to describe his wife Wambui Kamiru in a media interview when he returned to Kenya following his treatment in London last year.

Theirs was a heartwarming love story of a wife who steadfastly stood by her man during his greatest hour of need, and before then when many disapproved of their relationship.

In 2017, Collymore was diagnosed with Myeloid Leukemia, a rare form of blood cancer and went for treatment in the UK.

Before the diagnosis, Collymore narrated of how his wife thought that he was suffering from malaria after observing the symptoms.

“The first symptoms, I saw was when I was in Morroco. I had this kind of “flu thing”. I noticed that a pain in the bone on my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kicked something hard.  My wife Wambui said I think you have got malaria because she is really good in self-diagnosis. She called her mom and her mom says yes probably malaria,” he said.

Disapproval

The first time he saw a doctor, he was misdiagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency and given supplements.  Wambui had to wade through widespread disapproval of her choice of husband, who was taking a third chance at marriage, the first two unions having ended in divorce.

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Collymore, who died at the age of 61, described his first marriage in his 20s as a mistake and regretted how he handled his second marriage.

Collymore and Wambui married in 2016 in a wedding noted for its simplicity, contrary to the expectations that the top CEO would splurge on the ceremony.

With the bride dressed in a simple white dress and groom in white shorts and shirt, the couple formalised their union in a low key, invites-only ceremony in Kitisuru, Nairobi.

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Wambui, also divorced, had to endure attacks on social media after the wedding.

Despite their relationship facing public scrutiny, the couple managed to keep their marriage out of the public eye.

During the difficult days when he was undergoing cancer treatment in London, his wife was by his side visiting him in hospital everyday.

In an interview last year, Collymore spoke about his wife’s steadfast support as he underwent treatment for more than nine months.

The two met at a fundraiser for survivors of Loreto Convent Msongari bus crash in July 2011 where Wambui was attending as an alumnus of the school and Collymore was representing the Safaricom Foundation.

Born in Guyana in 1958, Collymore had expressed optimism that he would overcome cancer.

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“In my family, my ex-wife had cancer and my sister also had cancer. My ex-wife celebrated her fifth year cancer free (when I was in London) and my sister celebrated her sixth year, so you don’t have to die of cancer,” he said in an interview.

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Drama as delegates heckle DP Ruto during BBI launch 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Delegates heckled Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya over his remarks on the report

The DP was forced to pause his speech after the delegates started booing him after he appeared to express his dissatisfaction at the Youth leader Trans Nzoia County Alex Matere’s remarks about his wheelbarrow donations.

Ruto said by saying that Kenyans should not adopt 16th-century technology, Matere was referring to the wheelbarrows he has been supplying to Kenyans.

However, Ruto noted that the discussions Kenyans should have is why a 16th-century tool has millions of citizens still dependent on it in the 21st-century.

The DP’s remarks didn’t sit well with most of the delegates, which resulted in them openly expressing their displeasure and forcing him to stop talking.

Mbita Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo appeared mainly pissed by Ruto’s remarks as he stood and jeering Ruto, drowning his speech.

He went on to ask for a minute to conclude his speech but the crowd couldn’t hear of it as they continued to jeer him after he appeared to hit out at the former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

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Ruto concluded his speech by calling on leaders to refrain from contests pitting the rich and the poor by quoting former US President Abraham Lincoln.

DP Ruto then proceeded to welcome his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta to make his remarks with the delegates still shouting “respect the president,” as he took his seat.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also hit on the DP for engaging in early campaigns instead of supporting the President in delivering the Big-4 Agenda.

Raila said that Kenyans expect to be united for now but not campaigns of who will be the President in 2022 as they will handle that when the time comes.

The ODM Party leader noted that Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta should be working as a pair to bring a difference in the country.

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Uhuru maintains Raila is not government

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BY KEVIN KOECH

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 26 October 2020 made it clear that Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is not in the government.

Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, the Head of State explained that when he decided to come into an agreement with Raila, the mission was to find a way to healing this country.

“When we sat down to talk, something that was very difficult, for him and also for me and my team, very difficult. But when we got through to it and we spoke and we spoke again, we agreed that we are not here to share positions and we should put our various positions aside,” he said.

He mentioned that the two agreed to come together with a common agenda of ensuring that what the people of Kenyan have witnessed in 1992, 2005, 2007, and 2017 Kenyans shall never witness again.

He went on to make it clear that Raila Odinga never made any demands from the government.

“We did not talk about sharing government and as we stand today, he (Raila) is not in government. He is not in government; he never made any demands for the government. He never made any demands for a share of government,” he added.

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The President pointed out that Raila Odinga asked for the two opposing sides to come together and fix what has been ailing the country.

He explained that this would allow the country in the future to be able to compete without the need for the innocent Kenyans blood being shed.

He went on to that the ODM leader for showing his patriotism and looking for a solution because he did not have to do it.

Uhuru also gave special thanks to his Deputy William Ruto for being part and parcel of the handshake and making the BBI report.

He revealed the three agreed that they would never talk about elective posts as they aimed to unite Kenyans.

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Corazone Kwamboka calls out Maureen Waititu for allegedly insulting her baby

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BY KEVIN KOECH

There seems to be unending drama between lawyer cum socialite Corazon Kwamboka and her boyfriend’s ex Maureen Waititu.

Maureen and her baby daddy Frankie have been on each others neck with Frankie claiming the YouTuber denies him a chance to see his kids.

In her defence, Waititu claimed that Frankie does not support their two kids.

Kwamboma also jumped in and joined in the drama.

She blasted Waititu for insulting her baby because she got him with Frankie.

According to the curvy lawyer, having a baby with Waitutu’s ex is not reason enough for her to insult a young child.

“Only a sick person can insult a baby calling him a name so despicable I can’t even talk just because I had him with their ex.”

Corazon and Frankie started dating shortly after he broke up with Maureen Waititu.

They got their first child months ago.

Kwamboka further accused Waititu of always driving to her house at midnight.

According to Corazon, she was scared since she had not invited Waititu to her place.

Waititu’s behaviour forced Corazon to move out of her house to somewhere she felt safe.

“One day i’ll open my mouth. drove me out of my own house out of fear. I had to leave a house I bought with my own sweat to go into hiding because sister was driving to my house at midnight trying to I don’t know to do what to me!” she said.

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The curvaceous lawyer also urged Maureen to live her life and avoid living for others.

“Don’t live for the cheers, you won’t die by their boos. People get too invested in other people’s lives like it pays,” she said.

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