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I continue to love you – Wambui Collymore’s birthday message to husband

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Wambui Collymore, on Monday, January 13 sent a heart-warming birthday message to her husband, Bob Collymore.

Despite being six months since the death of Bob Collymore, his wife and many Kenyans took to social media to celebrate his birthday.

Through a social media post, Wambui posted a selfie of her and Bob while at the airport, saying that she misses being his ‘personal paparazzi.’

“Mr. C., I miss being your personal paparazzi for our failed selfies. 6 months, 13 days, 22hrs 20mins since I last saw you. Happy birthday @bobcollymore I continue to love you,” said Wambui.

Her post saw several Kenyans who took to the comment section, some of whom congratulated Wambui for having a strong heart while others wished Bob a happy birthday.

Collymore died at the age of 61 on Monday, July 1, 2019, at his home in Nairobi after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

The former Safaricom Chief Executive Officer, during an interview in August 2018, opened up on his journey battling with cancer.

“I went to London, and they told me I had acute myeloid leukemia- a rare kind of blood cancer that is curable. I was diagnosed with cancer. The doctors told me at the time that I had probably had it for about 6 months he revealed,” said Bob Collymore.

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‘If I were not CEO at Safaricom, if I worked at the call centre for instance, I would get the same medical access. I have 6 colleagues currently undergoing cancer treatment,” he added.

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NTV news anchor Ken Mijungu fired

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One of Kenya’s most sought after news anchor Ken Mijungu has been sacked by the Nation Media Group.

The NTV prime-time news anchor broke the news to his fans through his Twitter page on Friday.

“The axe fell NTV newsroom and I was on its way. 7 years in those corridors summed up in a two page letter of termination. We live to fight another day.

“Thanks to God, He remains the greatest, thank you @ntvkenya for the opportunity and thank you for always staying tuned,” he said.

Mijungu is among NTV journalists sacked in the ongoing declared layoffs.

This comes two days after Nation Media Group announced mass firings.

In a media statement dated July 1, the company said it was going through hard times due to the effects of Covid-19 on the economy.

“In this journey, the Group seeks to be innovative, agile and adaptive with the objective to take up leadership in the mobile publishing landscape In Africa.

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“This will include focusing on resourcing people in new areas critical for the Group as it moulds itself to win in the future. Regrettably, this will result in a reduction of our workforce. This Is an extremely difficult decision in view of the prevailing circumstances,” the statement read.

NMG becomes the third Media House to sack employees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tears as Naivasha children buried

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Four children reportedly killed by their mother in Naivasha last Friday have been buried in an emotional send-off in Kinangop, Nyandarua County.

Those who attended the two-hour ceremony on Thursday could not hold back their tears as the caskets bearing the remains were removed from a hearse.

As the mahogany caskets were being lined up, forlorn looking locals followed the proceedings in obvious emotional turmoil.

The magnitude of the heinous killing was put into the open as villagers from the sleepy Murungaru village broke the Covid-19 protocols to attend the funeral ceremony in their numbers.

Administrators present were forced to work overtime to ensure social distancing, with the numbers continually swelling.

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During the funeral service, church leaders called on people undergoing stressful moments to speak out.

“They should reach out to their friends and relatives and pour their hearts out. The pandemic has affected the social setup but people should open up,” said Kenya Assemblies of God cleric Francis Kamau Mwaura.

The church leader admitted that the disease has taken toll on the population, voicing the need for people to bear the happenings with fortitude.

“Families are going through tough times but those affected should not suffer in silence,” added Mr Mwaura.

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The family was also incensed by social media users, with their spokesman, Macharia Kimotho, tearing at them for disrespecting them.

“Some of the online users even posted the picture of the dead children. It was unethical, uncalled for and openly disgusting,” he said

“It was the least we expected. It the high time that content on the social media is regulated,” added Mr Kimotho.

He defended the family, saying their sister who is linked to the killings, was at no point neglected.

“Some of the people are saying that she did not have food. The foodstuff in her house was enough to last her for months,” pointed out Mr Kimotho.

He accused the social media users of causing the family “irreparable damage,” by some of their postings, but was quick to add that they had forgiven their tormentors.

As the four bodies were being lowered to their final resting place, tears flowed freely, screams rent their air with a number of mourners fainting.

The children were finally laid to rest at around 1.15pm.

By Nation.co.ke

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Babu sio mtu mbaya! DJ Evolve’s father defends MP Babu Owino

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BY KEVIN KOECH

John Orinda, father of Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve has addressed claims that Embakasi East MP Babu Owino had not been supporting his son.

On Thursday, Orinda stated that Babu Owino has been communicating with the family after the the shooting incident that took place in January, this year.

He clarified that the legislator has been catering for the medical expenses incurred during his son’s home treatment.

“Vile aliingia kwa nyumba naona iko improvement na iko dawa analetewa, yule anayeleta hizo dawa ni Babu Owino (Since he came home I have noted some improvement and he’s being brought medicine, and the person bringing the medicine is Babu Owino),” Orinda stated.

“Nurses wako naye mchana na usiku na hao pia ni Babu Owino aliprovide. Naona kama Babu Owino si mtu mbaya sana ingawa hatujakutana naye tuongee lakini hajapotea (He has nurses during the day and at night and it’s Babu who provided them. I don’t think Babu is a bad person although I haven’t met him),” he added.

Orinda further stated that though his son is still in immense pain, he remains optimistic that he will gain his full health.

Orinda has on several occasions expressed his gratitude to the MP despite the shooting incident that has left Dj Evolve bedridden.

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