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After quails, is this fruit the next multi-million agribusiness fraud?



The horned melon is a fruit that probably doesn’t make it to the grocery list of most households.

But its popularity is currently on the rise. It is even giving the much sought after Avocado fruit a run for its money.

No prizes for guessing why.

Kenyans have suddenly discovered the health ‘secrets’  of the horned melon in the wake of deaths of prominent people through cancer. Many are linking the fruit with an ability to prevent cancer (though we couldn’t find any known scientific research backing the claim).

“With the scare of cancer, this fruit and many more, will be in the making of the next pyramid scheme of things,” said Fred Aminga on Facebook with a picture of the yellowish fruits.

Online wags have flooded social media with tales of how the fruit has become scarce following the rising number of people buying the fruit.

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently urged Kenyans to change their lifestyles and take up healthy habits. It appears people have taken in the advice if this horned melon rash is anything to go by.

“Yeah that fruit has shot overnight in popularity. Kenyans really fear death,” said Jackson Mwalulu.

“Will try everything to run from thick big C,” wrote Emily Nyambura.

“May God have mercy on us…..Kenyans n the world at large are ready to take anything….from water to poison just to keep cancer at bay….mungu saidia,” commented Pauline Machoki.

“Let the Kenyans who can make money from the fruit and others do so. They coffee is harvested when it’s ripe,” stated Samuel Kinyanjui.

In 2014, a similar agribusiness boom was experienced with the rush for the quail bird and its eggs.

It was believed that the quail eggs could cure a number of ailments, turning its into a multi-million business that later turned into a fool’s gold.

by nairobinews

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‘She said bad things about me,’ Njugush speaks about his ex-girlfriend




Kenyan Comedian Njugush reveals that his ex dumped him because he did not have any money.

Talking to Dr King’ori on his wicked edition show, the couple recounted how they met.

Celestine says they connected well since they had just come from bad relationships.

Njugush said,

“I’m sure they are watching us today because they said bad things about me,” adding that he is grateful they broke up.

The comedian further explains how the break up was;

 “There are people in this life that speak things that they don’t know what they mean. When someone tells you that you are not headed anywhere in future. We broke up because of money, I had nothing at the moment, he said.


“I mean, those were tender ages and I blame her because you can’t judge a chick for not having wings yet it’s not yet a chicken.”

He says that hurt him because he took sometime before he could heal.

But now he is one of the richest comedians in town.


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Syokimau Commuter train stalls, again




Hundreds of passengers were stranded on Wednesday morning after the Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD commuter train stalled.

The first train left Syokimau station at 6:30 am the normal departure time but kept making random stops.

After leaving the Nairobi terminal, the train stopped near Imara Daima station.

The train Hostess said the train was experiencing a mechanical problem.

“You will have to wait for about 20-30 minutes for a rescue locomotive which is coming from Makadara,” she said.

Travellers got angry due to lack of communication.

More confusion was experienced when the 7:40 am train from Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD arrived since commuters did not know whether to board the train or keep staying in the stalled one.



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Traffic police officer dies after being hit by matatu he had flagged down




A Traffic police officer was hit by a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) that he had flagged down. He later died.

Mr Peter Perimoi Legetto was working at Lang’ata Police Station. He was hit by a matatu (KCH 796R) belonging to Aberdereline Sacco near the Lang’ata underpass area.

The victim was quickly taken to Nairobi West Hospital where he was being treated till his death.

“The officer met his death after being knocked down by a PSV motor vehicle a Toyota matatu of Aberdereline Sacco which he had flagged down at a road-block at Lang’ata underpass area along the Southern by-pass,” a police statement read in part.

His body was moved to Montenzuma Funeral Home in Nairobi.


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