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[VIDEO] Pastor Joan Wairimu opens up: “I was in a very abusive marriage for 17 years”

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Kenyan gospel singer and pastor Joan Wairimu has, for the first time, given chilling details about living  in an abusive marriage for over 17 years.

The ‘Pambazuka’ hitmaker and Bishop William Mwangangi were a couple until 2013 when they filed for divorce.

Speaking to Jeremy Damaris of Kikuyu Diaspora Media in Canada, Joan says she remained in the abusive marriage for fear of how people would judge her because she was a public figure.

Joan says what made her walk out was when he denied his three children, despite being the first man in her life.

“For the sake of all people who know you as a role model, the congregation, it was difficult for me to walk out. I would smile and pretend it was all okay, but I was not because he did all wrongs to me,” she says.

“He was cheating with church ladies, beating me and many times he threatened to kill me.”

Joan says from the word go, she was determined to make the marriage work and keep her family and marriage even after realising that thing were not right.

“It was a very hard reality to accept that someone you love can hurt you. It is not once or twice that I was threatened to be killed. There were so many times he carried a knife in the bedroom and told me it was the end and he was going to kill me and end his life as well,” she says.

In an explosive testimony, Joan says her ex-husband would then apologise about it and life moved on.

“At one time, he bribed their houseboy to write a false statement of her wanting to have a sexual relationship with him,” she says.

“It was a public false accusation and there is nothing tough like when you are a public person trying to protect your name, then someone else is accusing you falsely to tarnish your name,” she says, adding that he kept threatening her that if she left the marriage, he would make sure her name is tarnished.

“I lost a nerve in one of the ears because of being beaten. My mother-in-law even told me to take care,” she says.

“After many years of beating, he denied he is the biological father of my children. A person who has made you deaf wakes up one day and say he is not the biological father,” she says.

“I asked myself, who will I tell the children their dad is? The children had to do a DNA, and so I had to explain to them the reason they had to go through the DNA,” she said.

The musician has since relocated to Canada with her children.

 


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Kenyan Minting Money From Selling Muratina in UK

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A Kenyan man is minting money in the UK by brewing and selling the locally produced alcoholic drink, Muratina.

The brew is largely illegal in Kenya, however, for King’ori Wambaki, the Kikuyu traditional drink has made him a household name in Cheshunt, UK.

Wambaki has spent over 27 years in England, shifting from studies, working for foreigners and unveiling his own business.

He packages the drink, dubbed Muratelia, as wine spiced with honey. It contains 12 percent alcohol and is sold to customers under the age of 35.

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King’Ori Wambaki (right) enjoys his drink. On the left is a fashion icon marketing a branded Muratelia bag
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Muratelia is sold at between £10 (Ksh 1,491) and £25 (Ksh 3,727) depending on whether it’s sold on counters, retail shops, or restaurants.

“Cheshunt is located outside London. We used ingredients that are available here in the UK as we have not yet reached a point where we can import products from Kenya.

“The business provides income better than what I can earn while being employed, Wambaki who hails from Othaya, Nyeri stated while speaking with a local daily.

He disclosed that he made in-depth research and business plans on how to market his product. It has also been incorporated in the modeling and fashion industry through branded bags and clothes.

He has also created employment for the youth in the UK as he owns three restaurants and four shops.

What worked for him was that he had no competition as the drink was a new entity in the UK market. Wambaki is keen on expanding his business and the entrepreneur targets the local Kenyan market.

He said that he had applied for a business permit and license in Kenya, seeking to introduce his upgraded brand.

“The whites love it despite it being a Kenyan drink. In June we may start producing it in Kenya,” he added.

According to his LinkedIn page, the economist holds a Master of Science in Finance and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

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A bottle of Muratelia in an advert posted on the company’s website
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Kenyan man Patrick Macharia Kooro passes away in Texas, USA

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It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of Patrick Macharia Kooro that occurred in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, 11/28/2020 after a short illness.

He was husband to Ruth Kooro (NJ), father to Stephen and Peris Kooro (both of Dallas, TX) and brother to Jane Njuguna (Delaware). The family lived in Union, New Jersey for many years and is in the process of returning to Kenya.

Macharia was a great uncle, grandpa, and friend to many in Kenya, the US and Diaspora at large.

Macharia’s wish and request from the family is to be laid to rest in Kenya. It is our humble request and with humility that we seek your assistance in prayer and financial support so that we can get our departed brother to his final resting place.

Kindly reach out to support and uplift the family.  Financial assistance can be forwarded via CashApp or Zelle:

  • Ruth Kooro: 908-347-7718
  • Jane Njuguna: 302-379-2298

Those in Kenya, use mama Kooro’s MPesa: +254718746275

For more information, please contact:

  • Dr Isaac Kuria: 301-512-8535
  • George Kihanya: 908-764-6111
  • Cyrus Mbatha: 302-540-7720
  • Esther Njuguna: 302-345-3080
  • Benson Muhuthia: 919-345-1402
  • Gichingiri Muchiri: 732-841-5658
  • June Waweru: +254722408622
  • Stephen Mwaura: +254722302301
  • Robert Chutha: +254722864692
  • Dr George Njoroge: +254707181282

Be blessed and thanks immensely for your prayers and support.

2 Tim 4:7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.


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