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VIDEO: It’s a girl! How Catherine Kamau’s baby reveal party went down

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Popular Kenyan actress Catherine Kamau has shared photos from her exquisite baby shower-cum- baby gender reveal party.

The pink-themed occasion, indicating that she is expecting a baby girl was attended by close friends among the fellow actress Neomi Ng’ang’a, gospel artiste Kambua among others.

Dressed in a flowing pink robe designed by Neomi, the actress was the centre of attention on her special day.

“Be specific in your prayers God listens,” she captioned a photo of herself.

Kate, as she’s popularly known on social media, took the chance to write a heartfelt message to Kambua.

“Beautiful people you don’t see every day but you know they remember you in prayer in your time of need. And that is everything,” she wrote.

What’s a baby shower without cake?

Well Kate’s gender reveal featured a tastefully decorated cake with a feeding bottle, a baby’s footprints and cot topping it off.

The cake also featured the inscription, ‘Baby K.’

First pregancy

Speaking about her first pregnancy, Kate revealed how she conceived barely two months after joining college.

“I had just joined campus in Uganda I grew up with my very strict mum. This was my first time alone, first time away, exploring. Aki hata sikumaliza 2 months nikajazwo!

“It happened and life changed. I had to come home and get my baby,” she narrated.

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Given her experience, she recently sent a message to teenage mothers, cautioning them against getting pregnant before realising their dreams.

Congratulations Kate and Phil.

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MC Jessy: I almost never made it

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There are supposedly two personalities in MC Jessy.
The entertainer we all know and love, and Jasper Muthomi.
Jasper Muthomi is a laid-back go-getter who doesn’t talk much and likes keeping things simple but classy. “Like I’d rather drive a new Vitz than an old Mercedes,” he says.
“I don’t think people really know how to separate MC Jessy and Jasper Muthomi. People think the Jessy they see on TV is the same one even in the streets.
But that’s a job. I have to wear that garment of comedy, then after that, I sit back and I now become me.”
The more we talk, the more I realise that I am either one of the people who can’t distinguish between the two, or that Jessy and Jasper Muthomi have morphed into one person over time. I am never quite sure which one I am talking to. Unlike Jasper, Jessy talks a lot.
He admits that it is such a weakness that it is one of the reasons we have waited for over an hour before he finally arrived at Java, Lavington Mall. After being in four meetings where he did most of the talking, the hours have bled into each other and he tells me we now only have 20 minutes to do the interview. Betrayed by his talkativeness, it actually ends up being close to two hours long.
“I really struggle with detaching from people. I can talk to anybody. If I go to a hotel you can’t just serve me as a waiter. No, no, no.  You have to tell me how you’re doing and how everything is coming along. My son even tells me, ‘Daddy let’s go. You’re talking too much.’ And yet when he starts talking he doesn’t stop either!” he says, laughing.
He has two children and he says his son is “mini me”.
Of all his possessions, his most prized are the little things his son brings him, which he cherishes as keepsakes. “Medals, the cards they make in school for special days saying things like, ‘I love you daddy’, when he paints his hands and prints it on paper – I keep them. When I look at them I get the energy to keep on going. I know there is someone looking up to me so I cannot afford to give up. I am someone’s hero. When he grows up I’ll show him all the things he brought me from kindergarten. I have loads of pictures of us,” he says with a sentimental look in his eyes.
Close relationship with son
That close relationship with his son is unlike his own with his father. He doesn’t remember much about his father, who would have been 77 today if he was alive.
He died at 52 when MC Jessy was young, and the little MC Jessy knows of him, he learned from the bishop of the Meru Catholic Diocese, Salesius Mugambi, who was best friends with his father when they were young men. He pulls out a picture of his father on his phone, which he has joined in one frame with his own, side by side. There is an unmistakable resemblance, maybe helped by the fact that he wore horn-rimmed glasses for the photograph, just like his father.
They have the exact same hairline, but his father had a much rounder face.
“I was given this picture by his wife. We are friends with her,” he says.
I am stumped, so he explains that he was the younger wife’s son. The first wife had six children, while his mother had two. He is the last born of all of them. Muthomi literally translates to ‘learner’, ‘student’ or ‘reader’, and he is living up to his name, as an avid student of history, politics and governance.
“I am well versed in leadership and African history. I know the history of Kenya before independence. I have read most journals about our president, the deputy president, Kiraitu Murungi our governor (who he says is his very good friend) – like did you know Kiraitu is the only politician who has never lost an election in this country? I research about world leaders – mostly African leaders. I know the histories of Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Libya, Tunisia and others like the back of my hand,” he says.
He is studying for a Masters degree in Political Science and would be defending his thesis if Covid-19 had not happened. He reads about two books a month. But he almost didn’t get here. He was out of school for a whole year after primary school, having been orphaned at 12, when his mother died the day before he sat his KCSE exams.
Later on, his aunt decided to pay for his secondary school education.Kenya might not have had MC Jessy as we know him if she hadn’t because St Cyprian Secondary School in Meru was where his skills as an entertainer were honed. He was popular for his riveting solo verse and as a hype man for the cheering squad. He breaks into the Kenyan high schools’ favourite cheerleading chant, “Steam steam, panda!” as excitedly as if he is back on the field, showing how they used to do it.
After rousing the imaginary crowd, he says, “I used to play basketball and I was the loudest because I could create nasty songs for the cheering squad. I sang them to taunt the opposite team’s players while playing, score, and sing at them as part of the cheering squad after scoring.” Comedy on the radio was really the ball he had his eye on. “I knew I could make people laugh. As a teenager, I would listen to KBC, the likes of Jeff Mwangemi, John Karani, Tim Nderitu.
As they spoke I would act like they were doing a link with me and respond comically. “
They would say, ‘Welcome to Yours for the Asking, I’m Jeff Mwangemi!’” Jessy launches into the familiar classic Kenyan radio voice, “ ‘Aaand I’m Jessy!’ before breaking out of character to clarify, “That time I wasn’t called MC Jessy. And of course, the presenter would send greetings to Sukuma bin Ongaro, etc, and then I’d chip in…” (resumes the enthusiastic radio voice), “…and of course I want to say hi to Carol, my darling from Chuka High School…’ –  of course, as a teenager I would say hi to girlfriends,” he says with a chuckle.
So he knew that he wanted to be on the radio, but coming to Nairobi straight from Meru, the learner found himself enrolled in the school of hard knocks, taking practical lessons from life itself.
He hilariously tells a sad story of waiting outside Family FM’s (now Radio 316) gates every morning for a month to try and get then Family FM presenter, Mike Gitonga, now a news anchor with KTN, to notice him.
“One day I sat down and wondered how I would breakthrough in this life. Where would I even go?  That is when I decided that the same way I was talking to myself and praying, the only person who cared was God. I decided that was it, enough. So I laid my life right there and prayed to God to help me. I told him it was he and I. If I died it would be just He and I,” he recalls.
Pastor who saw my potential
In 2006, the senior pastor at Winners’ Chapel, Nairobi, Pastor David Adeoye, would hear Jessy talking to his friends after they were all done cleaning and one day called him up.
“He asked me what I did. When I said I didn’t have a job he said (adopts Nigerian accent), ‘Come, you talk too much!’ He opened his laptop and made me watch the likes of Chris Rock and Steve Harvey and said, ‘This is what you are supposed to be doing.’”
The next Sunday, the pastor gave him five minutes to crack jokes at the altar, which flopped at first as the pastor was the only one in the audience laughing. He almost gave up, even discouraged by some people in the audience, but the pastor asked him to do it again.
He eventually got a job (after another long wait at the gate) as a reporter doing Financial Markets Live on KTN under Larry Madowo, joined Daystar University, worked with Hot 96, before resigning to focus on his own company, BrandFace Media Ltd, and working with Churchill Show. Covid-19 has forced people to pivot, and he now hosts Jessy Junction, a comedy show which features a monologue by Jessy, as well as interviews.Being an inspiration is important to him.
“I want to be remembered as someone who impacted people. I want people to say, ‘I met MC Jessy and my life turned around.’ ‘We sat for two minutes and he told me something that changed my life.’’I listened to MC Jessy’s story and I changed my way of living.’ ‘I read his story and my life changed.’”
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Singer Frasha kicks off 90-days sober challenge

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After making a dare that he would lead celebs and generally young people do join the #90daysfreeofalcoholchallange P Unit member Frasha has officially kicked off the campaign.

And it is not all dull and ‘woyee’ moments. There is more to this detox move than just preaching water as during a fun event held at Mawimbi restaurant in Nairobi, celebs were treated to sumptuous mocktails and other delicacies as they interacted freely.

Detox beverages [Photo: David Gichuru]

“For long we have neglected our bodies and thanks to Corona we are slowly being taught to start treating our bodies better. Our campaign reiterates seeking balance in whatever you do. We don’t judge but we want people to live a healthier life at the same time have fun while doing it. This campaign is about seeking balance in live and positive living,” Frasha previously told Standard Entertainment.

And here are exclusive photos Standard Entertainment captured during the event that had been sponsored by Detox Africa:

Halisination band [Photo: David Gichuru]
Chipukeezy [Photo: David Gichuru]
Frasha [Photo: David Gichuru]
Cynthia Mwangi and Belinda Humwa [Photo: David Gichuru]

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VIDEO: DNA? Only my mother would know the truth, says Uhuru’s look alike

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The man at the centre of attention because of his uncanny resemblance to the Kenyan president is now speaking out.

“Only my late mother would know the truth,” he told a local reporter when asked whether he would consider taking a DNA test in order to establish his family tree and lineage.

“People call me Unye and I have really suffered because they all expect me to dish out money to them,” he said.

“I am not looking to capitalize on my resemblance to the president,” he added.

Kenyans were surprised this last week when a photo of the man appeared online.

The photo was shared numerous times on social media platforms and Kenyans, in their usual nature, took the opportunity to derive the much needed comic relief.

The man, whose name has since been revealed – Michael Njogo Gitonga – resembles the head of state in terms of the shape of his head, the structure of his facial features and intense eyes, which, without a doubt,  Uhuru inherited from his father, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. Watch:

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta's lookalike (right) with a friend
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lookalike (right) with a friend
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The president’s doppelganger’s appearance looks like he had travelled from his pre-2013 days before adding weight.

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