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Covid-19: Daughter finally mourns mother

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When she walked out of Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital, the largest Covid-19 isolation centre in the region, Brenda Akinyi, went straight to her mother’s graveside to bid her farewell.

Ursula Buluma was a Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) employee, who succumbed to Covid-19 at a Mombasa hospital a fortnight ago and was buried the same day at Mbaraki cemetery.

She was the first person in Coast region to succumb to Covid-19.

Ms Akinyi did not mourn her mother as would be expected. She didn’t view her mother’s body and neither did she attend the burial.

“Why mother? Why did you just leave me alone without saying goodbye? Why didn’t you tell me anything? I leave everything to God. I don’t know what to do mother,” wailed Ms Akinyi while grieving in the graveyard.

For close to 40 minutes, she mourned as she tried to find closure, with three of her relatives consoling her. Ms Akinyi later prayed and left the graveyard.

But a medical receipt she was carrying rubbed more salt in her wound.

She had parted with a whopping Sh92,130 for her release from the isolation centre despite assurances by the county government that Covid-19 patients would not pay a cent.

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The receipt listed drugs, accommodation, nursing, consumables, stationery, sanitation and disinfection as what she was paying for.

Although Ms Akinyi expressed relief after leaving the isolation centre, she has no kind words for the hospital management.

She was first taken to the Kenya Medical Training College isolation centre before being moved to Coast General Hospital on April 1.

Ms Akinyi still believes her mother’s death was as a result of carelessness and negligence by the hospital staff and management.

Speaking at her mother’s graveside, she said it was good she was finally free of the virus and out of isolation but demanded a refund from Governor Hassan Ali Joho’s administration.

“I’m happy I have finally seen where my mother was buried while I was in isolation, but I have many questions that need to be answered by the hospital. My mother was admitted to the Coast General Hospital, where I stayed for 12 days,” she said.

Ms Akinyi added that she never tested positive for coronavirus and suspects her mother did not die of Covid-19.

“Perhaps I’m in denial. My mother died of negligence. I attended to her for a week while returning home to my children, but I never tested positive,” Ms Akinyi said.

She said she was only given paracetamol tablets during her entire stay at Coast General Hospital.

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Ms Akinyi’s relative, Bernard Ogola, said the family first paid Sh14,830 but was later told to add Sh117,000.

The amount was later reduced to Sh77,300 after they complained.

“I demand to be told why there was a discrepancy in the billing system,” he said.

Mr Ogola added that another patient who was also discharged on Monday had his bill reduced from Sh76,800 to Sh14,300.

Contacted, Mombasa County government officials said Covid-19 patients must settle their medical bills.

“Are there any who have paid? Every treatment given has to be charged because we are using public resources. We use resources to run this hospital. If a part of the bill is covered by the National Hospital Insurance Fund, that is okay,” Mombasa County secretary Denis Lewa told the Nation.

“We have to look at individual cases in order to make a decision on giving a waiver. Let me confirm with the Coast General Hospital chief executive officer and get back to you.”

BY Nation.

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Kabi Wa Jesus returns car gift because it is too low for Kenyan roads 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Kenyan YouTuber Kabi Wa Jesus has returned his newly acquired Audi A5 car gifted to him by his wife Milly WaJesus on his birthday.

Speaking on their YouTube channel, the social media sensation explained that as much as the car was everything he dreamed of, it became hectic navigating the Kenyan roads because it was too low.

“First of all I want to say a big thank you for the overwhelming support you guys showed us when my love surprised me with this German machine over here and you know I’m super grateful but aki please guys don’t come for me, I’m just saying but this is not to refuse the gift.

“This is it, I wanted this car because it is low, classy-looking and clean and that’s why my love got it. However, my love wanted a Q5 which is like a million bob more. It’s a bigger car, still an Audi but it’s a million bob more and it’s higher.

“So she went ahead and got it for me but after driving it for like four days I felt it’s low to be honest. It doesn’t feel as easy to drive especially on our road. Where we stay is very interior. Now this is what I’m thinking, I’m thinking we add that million bob and upgrade to a bigger car, the Audi Q5,” he said.

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According to Milly WaJesus, her decision to ‘purchase’ the Audi Q5 was because of the roads but since her husband wanted a low car she sacrificed her preference and got him what he wanted.

“So my problem has been this for a long time, Kabi wanted a Mercedes-Benz E-Class then we settled on an Audi, but he wanted a car that was low.

“I kept telling him it’s not about where we live because we can always move if we wanted to but it’s about the roads we have in our country and it is unfortunate that you can’t peacefully have the car you want to have especially if you move a lot,” said Milly.

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‘I told him if you want to commit suicide with drinking, take a rope…’ Othuol Othuol’s father speaks

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The father of late comedian Othuol Othuol has moved Kenyans after speaking for the first time following his death.

Othuol’s story was featured on Churchill Show journey series, where his family, close friends and colleagues paid glowing tributes to him.

‘The last time he came home it was January this year. He called me and told me he wanted to come and built his house because everyone was asking him about it,’ his father said.

Adding,

‘He came home and put up a house which is bigger than mine and promised to build me one once he was done’.

Othuol Othuol was known for his love for alcohol and his father and close friend actress Sandra Dacha confirmed this.

‘We had a lot of problems with his drinking style. An I’d urge young people to tread carefully. People have drunk until they are even 100 or 90 years and are still strong because were cautious but not careless. If you do is carelessly then you become careless with your life,’ he,’ explained.

The bereaved father continued,

‘His drinking was a concern to the family. Whenever he would come home, the whole home would be full…chang’aa (local brew) and other drinks. He arrives in the village in the morning but I’d see him in the night when he is going to sleep. Just from one chang’aa den to another and I could go round making noise nyinyi mnaharibu watoto wa watu but he was a grown-up so hakuna mtu anamuharibu.’

The sad father was fed up with his son’s drinking and tried to warn him but his warnings fell on deaf ears.

‘I called him one day and told him if you want to commit suicide with drinking please tell me and the style you want to take. If you want to commit suicide with drinking carelessly, don’t take time, better take a rope and do it. I’ll come to carry you home,” he recalled.

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‘I thought he could go slow… during the time he was diagnosed with TB, I sent a brother to go and take care of him but he said “no this is my hoúse. If you talk about my drinking and the money is mine, then hatutaelewana”.’

The comedian was raised by his father and stepmother.

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Varshita actress Eve D’Souza says ‘I Do’ in all-white private affair

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Popular Kenyan actress, Eve DSouza known for her mark on Auntie Boss and Varshita, has tied the knot in a stunning private white wedding.

The beauty got engaged to her Prince Charming Simon Anderson back in December 2019, in a beautiful surprise event while in Goa, India, by the beach side.

What they termed “the start of a beautiful journey” has now blossomed into a breathtaking milestone as the lovebirds officially said ‘I Do’ over the weekend.

Eve DSouza ties the knot

In an undisclosed location and an event graced only by close friends and family, an excited Eve, known never to take life seriously – going by her comical theatrics, sweetly captioned “Married 16.10.2020 ❤❤”.

Eve D’Souza ties the knot with long-time boyfriend

It has been all Congratulations to the newly weds. Fans unable to express their joy and envy as the beautiful 41-year old finally gets a chance at marriage.

The ravishing media personality clad in an open sparkling white wedding gown. With her dearly beloved opting for a crisp navy blue suit coupled with a wine-colored tie to complement his beauty.

Eve D’Souza ties the knot with long-time boyfriend

It was not until December 2018, that the gorgeous light-skin beauty introduced her man to the public for the first time. A dear Simon Anderson who had proven to be the final answer to her dear heart.

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Have a look at more photos of the star-struck couple.

Eve D’Souza off the market

Actress Eve D´Souza and her Prince Charming

Film star Eve D’Souza and long-time boyfriend, Simon wed

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