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The Easter weekend provided defiant Kenyans with an excuse to devise ways of beating the law on cessation of movement in and out of some counties and the ban on social drinking.

The erection of roadblocks to stop the movement of Kenyans in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa Kwale and Kilifi counties was tested to the limit, piling pressure on the police.

The ban on operation of bars and nightclubs also appeared to do little to stop cheeky Kenyans from holding parties, which were moved to houses.

Those who were adventurous enough partied in parks, even along the road. Security agencies had a rough time tracking down those breaking the law, eventually arresting dozens.

A magistrate and an MP are among those expected to be charged today for violating the curfew. Magistrate Emily Olwande of Limuru Law Courts and Embakasi Central MP Benjamin Mwangi are out on police bail.

Ms Olwande was arrested at a house party in Embakasi. Police are said to have also arrested 16 people who the magistrate had reportedly hosted for a birthday party.

Mr Mwangi was arrested at a tavern in Ruai, where he was drinking with 25 others.

Government Spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna said it is regrettable that police have to be on the road enforcing a curfew meant to protect the same people from the deadly disease.

He faulted Kenyans for lack of discipline and disobeying a government order that’s for their own good.

“It shouldn’t be about police arresting anyone or mounting roadblocks to stop people from moving around. It should be about people obeying these directives like avoiding crowded places, washing hands regularly and staying indoors,” Mr Oguna said.

“This is meant to protect all of us from this disease. We are telling people to obey curfew and cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Those hell-bent on flouting the movement ban have resorted to bribing police officers at roadblocks and using irregular routes.

In parts of Naivasha, residents said they had witnessed people trespassing private homes to trek and await vehicles belonging to essential services companies.

“These people come with ambulances, newspaper circulation vehicles, supermarket vehicles and other cars that are allowed to operate. When they approach the roadblock, they alight and trespass homes along the roads then get to those vehicles ahead,” said Mr Edwin Kambutu, a resident.

Apart from noting that several motorists from Nairobi were using the Ruai-Soko Mjinga-Kinangop route, the Nation also witnessed several drivers giving bribes to police at several roadblocks mounted between Nyandarua and Nakuru County, including Delamere, Satellite, and Kariandusi.

A driver supplying goods from Thika to a supermarket in Nakuru confessed that he had been carrying at least three unauthorised passengers from Nairobi to Nakuru.

“I charge at least 1,500 per passenger. Most of them are referrals from friends who I work with. Several people are doing this. Along the way, there are many roadblocks and we have to look for a way to beat them. Either by the passengers disguising as employees or by bribing the officers,” the driver said.

Another motorist – who sought anonymity – revealed how he parted with Sh4,000 to beat a police roadblock near Kinare before being allowed to travel to Nakuru.

Meanwhile, a number of matatus continue ferrying passengers from Nairobi, who are dropped at various places such as Ngarariga.

They proceed on foot to evade roadblocks placed at Nyambare and Kinare. When contacted, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya promised to take action.

“Kindly share the roadblocks with me; I will visit the places to know what is happening,” he told the Nation.

In Laikipia and Nyandarua, travellers seeking to go in and out of Nairobi are using Kenyatta Road, which traverses several counties, to Thika town.

Nyandarua County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said police have since mounted roadblocks along the route.

By Nation.


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Remembering Pepe Kalle 22 years after his death

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Arrangements are in place for fans and counterparts to next week mark the 22rd anniversary since the death of Congolese musician Pepe Kalle Yampanya.

The burly baritone voiced singer who collapsed and died on November 29, 1998 in Kinshasa will be remembered as one of the entertainment greats with his Grand Empire Band.

Most of his fans will remember him for some of his popular tunes like ‘Roger Milla’: (dedicated to Cameroonian soccer legend Roger Milla), ‘Moyibi’, ‘Pon Moun Paka Bouge’, ‘Bitoto’ and ‘Amour Pedre’.

Notably, he recorded several collaborations with his long-time counterpart Nyboma Mwandido, who lives in Paris, France. Both had performed together in the early 1970s in Kinshasa.

Though there are no special shows arranged due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of his former band members including the Kinshasa-based Lofombo Godo will dedicate online shows to him. Lofombo, who is a bass guitarist and producer, also had a stint with the Delta Force band.

Most of the former band members of the Grand Empire Bakuba settled in Europe after Kalle’s death. Among them were Papy Tex (of the ‘Kanda ya Nini’ hit song fame), Elvis Kunku, Ebuya Doris Djuna Mumbafu and Kinanga Boeing.

Back home, fans of Pepe Kalle will also recall his efforts of incorporating dancing midgets like Ayilla Emoro, Jolie Bebe and Dominic Mabwa in the   stage act of the Empire band.

In Kenya, fans of Pepe Kalle will remember the many tours he made to Kenya from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.  Among the towns he performed include Nairobi and Kisumu.

Meanwhile, The Oyster Bay at Valley Arcade in Nairobi will tomorrow host the Acoustic, Brunch, Bubbly and Jazz show. It will feature special performances by

and Aaron Rimbui.

For the two seasoned afro Jazz musicians, it will be an opportunity to showcase their latest and earlier hit songs. Atemi is known for some of her songs like ‘Someday’, ‘Nairobi’, ‘Imenibamba’ and ‘Kama We’.

As for Aaron, who specialises in the piano and keyboard, some of his popular songs are ‘Simama’, ‘Hafungi Macho’, ‘Karibu’ and ‘Freedom’.  The show starts at 11am and ends at 8pm. According to the organisers, all Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed during the show.

Event has been sponsored by Classic FM and Smooth FM, in conjunction with Oyster Bay. Entrance is Sh3,500 per person (Inclusive of Brunch and Champagne).

Meanwhile, veteran Ohangla musician Tony Nyadundo will next Friday perform during a special Ohangla show at the Treasure Gardens in Kilimani, Nairobi (Opposite Kilimani Primary School).  Nyadundo’s hit songs include ‘Ndoa ya Machozi’ and ‘Isanda Gi Hera’. It will be a welcome back show to his fans after a long break. Show starts at 2pm and ends at 8pm.

-Nation.africa


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Jacque Maribe: I suffered two miscarriages before I got my son

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Former Citizen TV news anchor and media personality Jacque Maribe says she lost two pregnancies before she got her son Zahari.
Zahari’s father is comedian Eric Omondi.
In an interview with True Love Magazine, Ms. Maribe said she battled infertility and suffering miscarriages was tough for her as she did not know what was wrong.

What made things worse and what made the media personality think she would never get a child was a disclosure by the doctors that she had suffered from the septate.
A septate uterus is a deformity of the uterus, which happens during fetal development before birth. A membrane called the septum divides the inner portion of the uterus, at its middle.

The condition was to be fixed through surgery but luckily she did not go through it.
“We were lucky we found out earlier so I was told I had to undergo surgery to get rid of it and give ourselves a period and wait and now the baby would have at least enough space to carry to maybe 30 something weeks and don’t have to get to 40. I remember I panicked and I said I’m not gonna do this,” she said.

“It took a while, I can’t remember how many years it was and every day I used to pray and ask God ‘what is too hard for you? I don’t have to have this surgery if you want you can make that thing elastic by whatever miracle but just make it elastic, create space.”


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‘I’ve cried to you countless times,’ Chiki pens letter to man who helped her meet Bien

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Bien Baraza’s wife Chiki Kuruka has for the first time revealed that she met her husband through a friend, Emmanuel Jambo.

Chiki showered Emmanuel, a celebrity and award-winning photographer with love, thanking him for being the best friend one can ever have.

In a length post, the fitness coach-cum-radio presenter wrote,

A story of friendship. Dear @emmanueljambo, You are the force behind so much of what is my life. You introduced me to my husband, you drove me for hours to find my dog, you found us our house. I have cried to you countless times, and laughed with you even more. You are to me, the definition of goodness in this world, and to say I love you doesn’t even come close to the admiration I have for your heart, the respect I have for your soul and the excitement I have for the blessings that will certainly come your way. Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, my family. More Whiskey, more awful dancing, and more picture perfect moments to come. ❤.

By Mpasho.co.ke


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