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‘God has given us a daughter after we lost 2 kids’ – George Kagwe

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Kenyan comedian George Kagwe famously known as Mpesa Lady has opened up about the death of his two children in the early years of his marriage.

Speaking during an interview with Mpasho George said,

We got married and 2014 we lost our first child.

In 2018 March we lost another but we have been blessed with a baby girl.

Speaking about depression, George says that its advisable for one to ask for help.

Its tough ,Try get help because when you are in that position you feel like you are at your lowest.

Try do something that will get you out of the house, This is because most people suffering from depression love being indoors.

People living with people with depression my advise is be there with them, Educate yourself about it.

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SAD: Kenyan man drowns in Florida, USA

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We are sad to announce the death of  Bedan Muthinji of Daytona Beach, Florida. He was declared dead at 7:30 pm Monday, June 1st, 2020 at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, FL. Bedan had an accidental pool drowning on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, which caused severe brain damage.

Bedan’s body is in Daytona waiting to be shipped to Kenya for burial as per parent’s wish.

Update: Following today’s (06/02/2020) meeting at Daytona Beach by Bedan Muthinji family and friends, we are providing the following updates:

  1. Daily prayers and fellowship will continue at Bedan’s residence starting at 7.30 PM (address: 1025 S beach street Apt 190 Daytona beach Florida, 32114)
  2. A memorial service will be announced later.
  3. In Kenya, friends and family are meeting at Mama Bedan’s home in Kangema, Muranga.
  4. Budget: To ensure that our brother can be taken on his final journey home (Kenya), we urgently need to raise $12,000$. This includes funds for the Funeral Home charges, Embalming, Transportation to Kenya, the burial site and other charges.

Kindly contribute whatever you can by using one of the modes:

  • CashApp to: Evan Kiburu 386-405-2603( $EvanKiburu)
  • $NeliusThuita 443-525-7915
  • GoFundMe
  • Zelle Name : Evan Kiburu (evankib@yahoo.com)

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Dirty lyrics denied me endorsement deals

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Kenyan rapper Hubert Nakitare popularly known as Nonini has revealed how he missed out on several endorsement deals and ironically a condom one, as a result of his controversial hit songs back in the days.

About a decade ago, Nonini took the Kenyan music scene by storm thanks to his vulgar hit songs such as Manzi wa Nairobi and Wee Kamu, among others.

The hits songs courted controversies just as Gengetone music is currently doing, leading to him being branded as the bad boy of the Kenyan music scene then.

But despite the songs raising his popularity, Nonini reveals that they denied him many lucrative endorsement deals.

Clearing the Airwaves

Speaking to Clearing the Airwaves, the godfather of genge, notes that his peers in the game at the time including Nameless, Redsan and Ogopa Deejays kept bagging endorsement deals but none ever came his way despite his music quite popular.

“Kina Nameless walikuwa wanapata ma-endorsments, kina Redsan, kina Ogopa, guys were doing shows for Redbull, Trust condom, watu wanawekwa kwa ma billboards. Although I had hits, biggest hits in this country, I never got any endorsement, nothing. Because the people who were seating in the board rooms back then walikuwa wanasema zii, huyu jamaa ni controversial hatuwezi muweka kwa any of our brands,” Nonini recounts.

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The former Performers Rights Society Of Kenya (PRISK) Chairman, says he realised much later that the cause of this was his controversial music.

“I came to realise that baadaye. Kwa hii time yote tuko na kina Clemo so we are realising mbona hatupati maendorsement? Mashow napiga, ground iko sawa, tour ndo hizo ziko scheduled kupiga USA, Australia wapi wapi lakini endorsement zii. Tukiangalia endorsements ni ma artistes wengine wanapiga,” Nonini added.

The rapper says he decided to open up so that the younger generation of musicians could learn from his mistakes.

Some of the new artistes singing gengetone have been accused of glorifying rape and underage sex.

Nonini pointed out that his first-ever endorsement deal came much later, in 2018.

“The first corporate money I ever got big-time was from Safaricom just the other day when I became their Brand Ambassador last year but one (2018). That’s the first corporate endorsement Nonini has ever gotten so unaweza imagine what I have gone through in my career,” he revealed.

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VIDEO: How I survived the deadly landslide which claimed more than 20 lives

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Ms Nancy Pyatich, 23, a third year education student at Moi University, who was discharged from the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret where she was admitted on April 20, recalled that on the fateful day, she at Chesogon centre.

“It started raining moderately at around 4 pm and I started hearing unusual sounds from the river. I was in a shop when two men came running towards the centre, shouting that things would get worse that evening and that we should run. We immediately started gathering some documents, including the certificates of my brother who had graduated earlier, and some money,” she said.

Ms Pyatich says they started running towards the Marakwet side, only to realise that the river there had burst its banks and was carrying away houses and debris.

“The centre is surrounded by four rivers, two permanent and two seasonal. We decided to run to the Pokot side but the river there was also overflowing, so we decided to climb a mugumo tree, like other people were doing,” she adds.

Unfortunately. her last-born brother could not to climb the up fast enough and as she reached out to help him, she was swept downstream.

“He was shouting my name but I told him not to call me and instead talk to God by saying a prayer. We are grateful that God saved us. There was an iron sheet being swept by the water.It almost cut me but luckily, I dodged it,” says Ms Pyatich.

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As she was being swept away, she hit her forehead against a stone and passed out.

“When I regained consciousnes, I realised that my head and hands were above the mud. I tried to reach for anything but felt a thorny tree and stopped reaching out. I started drifting off that Sunday evening,” she recalls.

The following day (more than 48 hours after the tragedy), she heard voices fading in the distance and cried out for help.

“That is how I was rescued and I thank God for being with me. I prayed to God to save me since I had a year to graduate and I had not achieved anything. I want to go back to university and get involved in serving God,” she adds.

She says it took the hand of God for her and her three brothers to survive the tragedy that saw many people buried in mud, with some bodies unlikely to ever be recovered.

When the Nation met her at the hospital her face, legs and hands bore scars, permanent reminders of her close brush with death.

She thanked medics at MTRH for the professional care they accorded her during the 47days she spent at the facility.

“At first I was in denial andcould not believe what had befallen me, but I have now accepted my situation and realised that I cannot change anything” she says softly.

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The experience changed her world view, such that she now wants to drop education and pursue a career in nursing.

“I was touched by the good care the nurses gave me. I want to study nursing to help other people,” says Ms Pyatich, who was driven out of the hospital shortly after midday by her uncle, Mr Robert Aledum.

Dr Richard Munyaru, a doctor at the MTRH, said that she was treated for multiple injuries, including some to the head and arms and an, ear infection. She was also in a state of intense psychological trauma.

“We started treatment immediately and we have been offering her psychological counselling regularly,” he said.

Yesterday, Moi University Vice-Chancellor Isaac Kosgey gave her financial assistance and a personal donation face masks.

“We want to appreciate her resilience for overcoming this trauma and urge her to continue with the resilience. As an institution, we will continue supporting her,” Prof Kosgey said.

MTRH Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa praised the government’s efforts in assisting victims of the tragedy, which left many people homeless.

“We thank God that she has healed, courtesy of professional help received here and her resilience. We wish her all the best as she starts her life afresh after going through such a harrowing experience,” said Dr Aruasa.

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He said the hospital would do everything l within its means to ensure that Ms Pyatich achieves her dream of being a nurse.

She ran up a hospital bill of Sh145,000, of which the ministry of Interior’s National Disaster Operation Centre paid Sh112,000, while the hospital took care of the balance.

According to Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya, 24 people are still missing following the tragedy, eight of which only body parts have been recovered.

He said that that in West Pokot side, three people, among them two police officers, lost their lives while another four were still missing.

Ms Pyatich now hopes to pursue another course related to medicine and nursing through her experience to assist more patients going through similar challenges.

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