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Khalwale: My wife died in my arms



With his training as a medical doctor, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale tried all he could to stabilise his wife Adelaide Shikanga who had collapsed Saturday morning.

He tried the resuscitation techniques he has mastered over the years but the unconscious wife hardly responded.

“She gasped her last breath in my hands during the resuscitation process,” said a sorrowful Dr Khalwale of his first wife.

And it came without warning. Just the previous day, she was in good health, chatting with friends and relatives who had visited her.

A few days earlier, after six chemotherapy sessions, she had been declared free of blood cancer that had been detected earlier this year.

Saturday was a normal day for Dr Khalwale. At 7.46am, he tweeted about his programme for the day, saying he would be in Shamoni, Malava. He did not have an idea of what awaited him.

He would be jolted into action by a househelp. As Adelaide headed to the bathroom after she woke up at around 8am, she collapsed, calling the househelp for assistance. The househelp then rushed to alert Dr Khalwale, who made all efforts to save her but it was too late.

Speaking at the Mukumu Hospital mortuary, Dr Khalwale said: “My wife developed cervical cancer in 2003. She was treated at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and recovered.”

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He said this year, she came down with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that causes cells to accumulate in the bone marrow.

“She had undergone successful sixth chemotherapy at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital where it was cleared two months ago,” said Dr Khalwale.

The politician said his wife developed pulmonary hypertension — high blood pressure in the lungs and the right side of the heart — on Friday.

The late Adelaide worked at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology’s School of Education, Department of Curriculum Information Technology.

Dr Khalwale, who served as Ikolomani MP from 2002 to 2013 before he was elected as Kakamega Senator in 2013, attributed his success to Adelaide.

“Together, we have built from zero to where we are today. We have built our family, our education and our wealth,” he said. “She supported and encouraged me during the worst times when l thought I could not wake up again. She has been the secret think tank of my political career.”

They were blessed with two sons and a daughter.

Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali accompanied his predecessor to move the body to the mortuary at Mukumu Hospital.

Leaders sent their condolence messages to Dr Khalwale.

Deputy President William Ruto tweeted: “Condolences to the family and friends (of Dr Khalwale) for the loss of your wife, Adelaide. Mama Adelaide was a pillar in your life, generous and kind. Thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.”

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ODM leader Raila Odinga also tweeted: “Senator Khalwale, please accept my sincere condolences to you and your entire family following the passing of your dear wife Adelaide. May God grant you strength at this trying moment. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.”

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya praised Adelaide’s dedication: “The late Adelaide was a loving and dependable wife and mother to her family and a dedicated public servant at Masinde Muliro University where she was a member of staff. On behalf of my family and the entire Kakamega County, I send my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the late Adelaide and pray to God to give them the strength to bear her tragic loss.”

MPs Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Justus Murunga (Matungu) and former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa sent messages of condolence to Mr Khalwale and his family.


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Court suspends Mary Wambui’s appointment as Employment Authority boss



Not so fast, the employment court has told politician Mary Wambui in her quest to take the job at the National Employment Authority.

Justice Hellen Wasilwa issued the order in Nairobi on Wednesday in a case filed by the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association.

In the case championed by the association’s chairman-cum-Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, the petitioners argue that Ms Wambui is not qualified under the law, policy and best practice, to be the chairperson of the authority.


Ms Wambui, Mr Sakaja’s team argues, does not conform to the provisions of Section 10 (2)(c) of the National Employment Authority Act and does not meet the threshold of having at least seven years’ experience in human resource management or its equivalent.

The qualifications of the chairperson of the authority, they say, are mandatory and not discretionary.
The association says Ms Wambui has on several occasions personally admitted that she possesses a limited education, which for all intents and purposes makes her unqualified and unsuitable to conduct the affairs of the chairperson.

The petitioners argue that her appointment would disfranchise the Kenyan taxpayer given the very strategic nature of the position.

“The directive of appointing the 3rd respondent, who is not qualified is not only retrogressive, arbitrary and stale, but also attempts to uncharacteristically undermine the principles of public participation and guiding principles of leadership and integrity,” the petition reads.

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Justice Wasilwa certified the case as urgent and set the hearing for November 14.


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‘My addiction with strippers left me in debts worth millions,’ Robert Burale



Robert Burale has in the past been in debts running into millions but he managed to come out of it unlike most Kenyans who are still struggling.

In a past interview with K24 Faraja, Burale stated that his addiction to stripping and the pressure to keep up a facade of a flashy lifestyle pushed him into debts.

I used to live with both my parents during primary and secondary school but at some point they separated.

Life was good as we were living a high end life before I went to study marketing in London.

I enjoyed going to a new country and the freedom that came with it.

Robert Burale

Little did Burale know that some types of friends can either make or break you.

When I went there I made both good and bad friends.

I was lucky because everything was being paid for by my dad for during my first year so I had a lot of free time.

I started going to strip clubs while in London with the friends I had made.

He adds,

As an African man living abroad, every one wants you, so the attention started making us do things we would not consider doing before.

We started hoping from one strip club to the other.

At some point we got bored with strip clubs in our area and we started venturing to other areas.

He adds,



Burale adds it took time for him to accept his addiction.

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It took time for me to know I am addicted. For three years I was just in strip club evangelism where we ‘recruit’ other people into the club.

When I came back to Kenya I found so many strip clubs had been opened and so I started going to savor their services.

Pastor Burale
Robert Burale’s book ‘From the strip club to the pulpit’

He adds

The problem was that when I was in London there was money but once I came back I had no money as my dad had passed away.

The family started fighting for what he had.

In a past interview with Radio Jambo, his ex wife Rozinah Mwakideu, had stated that one of the many reasons they broke up is the many debts he had.

I would receive calls now and then from people and police saying Robert had unsettled debts.

It was a character he had and I kept waiting because I thought he would change because he was born-again.

For example, the main reason why I left was after my friend came to visit me and after she left she wanted to sue him. I couldn’t handle that pressure plus other personal issues.

Robert Burale and ex-wife
Robert Burale and ex-wife Rozinah

Burale explains that his addiction to stripping was where his journey to debts began.

There is no strip club where a woman will give you a show with no money.

There are men who spend even 100,000 on a night.

I once did that and the sad thing is that it was borrowed money.

He adds,

I had to keep up a reputation. I had to go to big hotels and dress well so I kept borrowing.

With time my debts ran into millions.

It got so bad that I had to borrow *John to pay *Peter and the cycle continued.

I only accepted I had a problem after I tried committing suicide.

Burale is now out of debt and this he did by paying off debts slowly with the money he got from his jobs as a motivational speaker, actor and Image consultant.

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His advice to people out there is

If you are broke accept it. Ask for help

By Mpasho

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Kenyan teen goes missing in Germany after quarreling with her parents



Police in Potsdam, Germany are looking for a Kenyan teen who went missing a week ago from her home after quarreling with her parents

The 15-year-old only identified as Britney, has been missing since Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Mkenya Ujerumani, a local blog about Kenyans in Germany reports that the teen had a quarrel with her parents before she left their home in Drewitz in Potsdam.

At the time she is reported to have said she was going visit some acquaintances but never showed up nor returned home.

Her parents are worried since this is the first time Britney has been away from home for such a long time.

A day after she disappeared, a passerby walking by the banks of River Havel came across a bag with Britney’s personal belongings, identification and some clothes.


Upon reporting to the police, divers, a helicopter, a drone and search dogs from the coast guard were dispatched for a search operation in the river but nothing was found.

Police printed posters that were placed around all the major train stations in Potsdam but none of the four received clues brought them closer to finding the girl.

“The investigation team consists of ten police officers and will be headed by Commissioner Falk Heidke, who has substantial experience in the search of missing children and teenagers,” the spokeswoman for the Police Department West said on Friday.

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Britney moved to Germany from Kenya with her mother and her younger brother about two and a half years ago. She attends a Gesamtschule in Potsdam.

By Nairobi News

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