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‘I’d wake up at 4am to go buy alcohol,’ Churchill comedian Othuol Othuol in battling alcohol addiction

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Churchill Show, Comedian, Othuol Othuol has opened up about his battle with alcohol addiction something that made him lose friends.

Othuol has been battling Tuberculosis (TB) for long as well as alcohol addiction.

Speaking during an interview with Tuko, Othuol said,

‘Can you imagine being sick and you have to pay rent and eat well but you don’t have cash.

You turn into a beggar, you beg till you cannot beg anymore.

Some fans have been very gracious because when I was sick some would just send me cash out of the blue.

Churchill paid all my hospital bills.’

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Othoul added that he has now recovered from his addiction to alcohol.

‘I used to be an alcoholic, I used to sell my phone, TV and I would even sell my gas and use the money I was paid to drink.

It was a bad life, addiction is a disease. I would wake up at 4 am just to go buy Makali (alchol) .

I lost my respect and my friends.’

Othuol added that he stopped drinking after realizing he could actually survive without alcohol.

‘I stopped because sometimes I could perform after taking alcohol and some days I would not but I still performed.

So I decided to stop entirely.

I used to believe that I could not perform without drinking,so I used to hide somewhere as if I am rehearsing but I was not.

I would stop only when I was called to the stage,After performing I would then disappear after all no one would dare come and smell me.’

He added,

‘I miss the stage and I am hoping on 31st December I will perform if not I hope by January 2020 I will be back.

When you have problems you lose friends and I lost very close friends during my difficult moments.’

 

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Police deny pickpocketing incident among officers during Sonko’s arrest

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The National Police Service (NPS) has refuted claims that a police officer pick-pocketed his senior during the dramatic arrest of Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, on Friday morning in Voi.

NPS was responding to a video that gone viral showing a police officer grabbed something from the back pocket of his senior colleague as they were trying to handcuff Sonko.

“The video clip doing rounds on social media highlighting what appears to be an act of pickpocketing by a police officer is a misrepresentation of facts and untrue,” NPS tweeted.

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The video clip doing rounds on social media highlighting what appears to be an act of pickpocketing by a police officer is a misrepresentation of facts and untrue. /1

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According to NPS, the senior officer has also confirmed that he not been pickpocketed.

“The Officer in Charge of Traffic Voi has confirmed that he was not pick pocketed. Equally, the police command in Voi has confirmed that the officer in question is disciplined and of high integrity,” NPS said in a tweet.

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The video clip doing rounds on social media highlighting what appears to be an act of pickpocketing by a police officer is a misrepresentation of facts and untrue. /1

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The Officer in Charge of Traffic Voi has confirmed that he was not pick pocketed. Equally, the police command in Voi has confirmed that the officer in question is disciplined and of high integrity. /2

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In the video, two officers one from Administration Police and the other from Kenya Police are seen behind their senior colleague.

Seconds later, the right hand of the AP officer is seen taking something from the pocket of his senior.

The Voi Traffic boss then turns randomly to look behind him but the two junior officers move away.

The senior officers then looks back and follows the dramatic arrest of Sonko.

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Condolences pour in for renowned evangelist Bonnke

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Condolences are pouring in for Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, who died on Saturday aged 79. Bonnke is well-known for his Great Gospel Crusades throughout Africa.

Leaders and Christians across the world paid glowing tribute to a man they said touched their hearts with his message on Holy Spirit evangelism.

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari mourned the renowned evangelist, describing his death as a great loss to Nigeria, Africa and the whole world.

“Great loss to Nigeria, Africa and the entire world,” said Buhari in a tweet.In his tribute, televangelist Benny Hinn said few had touched his life as Bonnke did.“The home-going celebration for my dear friend Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke has begun. Few have touched my life as he did. My heart is broken for his wife Anni, and his family, yet I join them in honouring the remarkable legacy of a life well lived,” said Hinn in a tweet.

American televangelist Paula White-Cain said Bonnke “was one of the greatest evangelists of our time”.“I was honoured to minister with you on several occasions. You served Jesus well and finished your course,” she said.Bonnke first visited Kenya in 1988 and instantly became a household name, with a number of parents even naming their children after him.

He was born in 1940 in Königsberg, Germany. The city on the Baltic Sea is now called Kaliningrad, and is part of Russia.His passing was confirmed by his family through a Facebook post on Saturday. In the post, his wife Anni Suelze said Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.

“Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with sorrow that the Bonnke family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019,” said Suelze.

Unwavering support

She added: “We want to thank you on behalf of him and our family for your kind love and unwavering support, which enabled him to preach the matchless message of salvation to countless people.”

It has now been 45 years since Bonnke founded the international ministry of Christ for all Nations (CfaN), which currently has offices in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

The Pentecostal preacher oversaw more than 79 million conversions to Christianity, his organisation says.In his biography posted on the CfaN website, it was said Bonnke, who was the son of a pastor, gave his life to the Lord at age nine, and heard the call to the African mission field before he was even a teenager.After attending Bible college in Wales, and his ordination in Germany, he pastored a church and then went on to start missionary work in Africa.

“It was there, in the small mountain kingdom of Lesotho, that God placed upon his heart the vision of ‘the continent of Africa,” read the document. He founded CfaN in 1974.

Live audiences

Bonnke drew some of the largest live audiences in history. In November 2000, at a single meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, 1.6 million attendees heard him preach.His activities in Africa at times stirred controversy.In 1991, there were religious riots in the Nigerian city of Kaduna after police granted permission for Bonnke to hold a revival meeting and thousands of Muslims took to the streets in uproar.

At least eight people were reported killed.In 1999, 16 people died in a stampede during a rally organised by Bonnke in Benin City, Nigeria.

In 2014, the Associated Press reported that he was living in a $3 million (Sh305 million) apartment near Palm Beach, Florida in the United States.

Bonnke held a farewell gospel campaign in 2017 in Nigeria, after which he stepped down as the organisation’s leader due to health issues. The ministry is now under the leadership of Evangelist Daniel Kolenda.

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US-based Kenyan DJ Ivy makes it into Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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A US-based Kenyan-born DJ has been listed in this year’s edition of the annual Forbes 30 Under 30.

Ivy Awino, aka DJ Poizon Ivy, who was the first woman ever to DJ a National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star game, was named among the 2020 class of sports world’s brightest and youngest stars.

“I’m just here to make my mama and Kenya proud,” Ivy captioned a photo of herself in celebration of her latest achievement.

Ivy, who is the official NBA’s Dallas Mavericks team entertainment manager, was listed by Forbes alongside Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, Ryan Bishara (Los Angeles football club VP of business and data strategy), Julie Blanc (Director of Corporate Development Drone Racing League) and Team USA figure skater Nathan Chen among others.

Ivy, 28, was born in Kenya before she moved to the US with her family when she was just five years old. She started deejaying at the age of 19 while in college.

“After I relocated to Dallas after college, I started working with the WNBA team and a friend advised that I ‘shoot my shot’ with the Mavs, who at the time had the position filled. A few months after my inquiry, the position became available and I got the call,” Ivy told Daily Nation in a past interview.

She bagged the Best DJ in East Africa Award at the Afrika Muzik Magazine Awards held in Texas in October this year.

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