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Why Brenda will not meet family soon despite recovering from virus

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Brenda Cherotich (above), who the government announced on Wednesday had recovered from the deadly coronavirus, will not visit her family at Keongo village in Ainamoi Constituency just yet.

Her father Peter Rono said they are still cautious and that they fear travelling will put her at risk of contracting the disease again with the ever-increasing cases of infections.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe yesterday called on Kenyans to minimise travels, especially to other regions, to stop the spread of the disease.

“We want to reunite with her and even throw a party to celebrate her healing. However, that will have to wait until it is completely safe for her to travel,” said Rono, a father of five.He added: “We miss her and we would like to see her and embrace her. However, we don’t want to rush things. We want her to continue practising social distancing until the dark cloud of Covid-19 clears from the country. We don’t want her to tempt fate twice.” Cherotich, a former Kericho model, was the first Kenyan to test positive for the disease.

Rono, a tea farmer, said they have been praying for her recovery since they received news she had been infected.“For the time being, we wish her all the best. We are all going to meet as a family when there is no doubt about her health,” said Rono.

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He said he last saw his daughter on December 9, 2019. That was when Cherotich was leaving for Ohio, US, to attend her elder brother Patrick Ngetich’s graduation.He said they asked Cherotich, a Telecommunications and Information Engineering graduate from Multimedia University, to represent the family at the graduation since they did not have enough money for more family members to travel.“

When she flew back to Kenya on March 5, she went to stay with friends in Rongai, Kajiado County, where she’d been staying before she travelled,” said Rono.

On March 13, Cherotich called home complaining she was unwell, said Rono. “She said she had a headache among other complications.”Rono said they later learnt she had contracted the disease and had been quarantined. Five days later, they got in touch with her and she confirmed that indeed, she was being attended to at Mbagathi Hospital.“After the confirmation, we went into prayers asking God to heal her. We also informed our pastor and members of African Gospel Church in Keongo, who joined us in prayers. It is those prayers that have healed our daughter and we are grateful to God and all those who supported us,” said Rono.

He said confirmation that Cherotich had contracted the disease came as a shock to his family.

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He said they are also happy that she did not travel to the village on arrival from the US.“It was God’s plan for her not to come home when she landed back in Kenya. Probably she could have infected so many people, including fellow passengers, family members and even villagers as there would be no way of knowing she was sick,” said Rono.He said he is worried about his son Ngetich, who is grounded in the US, where cases of new infections are on the rise.

“When he heard his sister had been diagnosed with the disease, he took tests which turned out negative. What is worrying us now is the lockdown in some parts of the US and the spread of the disease in that country,” said Rono.Rono urged Kenyans to adhere to measures the government has issued to stop the spread of the disease as Kagwe announced 29 more cases yesterday.

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Comedian Flaqo opens up on rare condition he has been battling

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Popular Kenyan comedian, Flaqo born Erastus Ayieko Otieno has for the first time spoken about a rare condition that he has been struggling with for some time.

Turns out that despite the funny man the Kenyan audience and beyond has grown to know as Flaqo Raz, he has his fair share of battles behind the cameras.

Flaqo opens up

The Internet sensation shared a photo showing red, itchy welts like a form of skin reaction on certain parts of his body.

Depending on the reactions, the welts appear and fade repeatedly and vary in size.

The YouTuber shared his condition with fans in the hope that maybe one or two can relate to what he has been going through and maybe work out a solution on the same.

“Anyone with this condition, how do you go about it?” he posed.

Comedian Flaqo rare skin condition

“Sometimes I have to postpone my shoots because they are unbearable. Zangu zilipotea for 6 months straight. Now they are back…” he replied to a fan who shared a similar experience.

Funny enough, soon as he had put up the post, he got so much feedback, with so many individuals able to relate to his skin condition, to his amazement.

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“So far: try staying in the sun for a bit, bathe with warm water after taking antihistamines. To understand your condition better, make a point of seeing a dermatologist,” Flaqo shared with fans battling a similar condition, after gathering responses from his fan base.

Wrapping up urging fellow victims to take plenty of water, work out more often and avoid proteins since hives get triggered by things like particular foods, medication and stress.

By Ghafla.com


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REVEALED: How three teenage sisters were impregnated by a shamba boy – police

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Police in Tana River county in Kenya are looking for a shamba boy  (gardener) who fled after allegedly  impregnating all three of his employer’s underage daughters at around the same period.

The girls said the man would often lure them to their farm where he would sexually defile them. One of the sisters confessed to sneaking into the gardener’s room at night.

“I did not know he was having affair with my sisters as well because we didn’t share that part of our lives with each other, as we didn’t trust each other with secrets,” one of the teenagers told Daily Nation.

The further divulged that the man would entice them with gifts such as money and clothes.

“He used to give me pocket money and would sometimes buy me clothes. He was so nice to me. I did not know he was doing the same to my sisters,” another girl said.

Each of the three sisters gave birth to a set of twins at a Garissa hospital on Saturday through a Cesarean Section.

All the three are Class Eight learners and are expected to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination in March next year.

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On her part, the girls’ mother said she noticed her daughters had new sets of underpants but she did not suspect something was going on between them and the gardener.

“I noticed some funny set of underwear which caught my attention. But my last-born daughter kept saying she had bought them with her pocket money,” the mother explained.

“What I did not understand was why she chose that funny type of underwear,” she said.

She learned of the gardener’s affair with her daughters after she stumbled upon a message on one of the girls’ phone informing the man of the pregnancy.

She then discovered the two were planning to get rid of the pregnancy, prompting her to ambush all her daughters with a pregnancy test the following morning. Two of the girls admitted they were pregnant before the tests.

The shamba boy is said to have fled after learning that the three sisters were all pregnant with his children. Police are still looking for him.

The first-born daughter was expecting triplets but she could only deliver two children safely and without complications.

“They all had slim chances of survival, and that is why we looked for a specialist. But for the girl with the triplets to come out alive, we had to agree with the mother to choose between her daughter and the third infant,” a doctor said.

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The three were discharged from the hospital following the operations and are recuperating at home.

 


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Ciru Muriuki in mourning again, just months after losing her dad

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The loss of a loved one is a feeling one can never put into words. But losing another person so close to your heart, becomes a tall order.

July 2020, BBC journalist, Angela Wanjiru wa Muriuki alias Ciru Muriuki lost her dad to COVID-19. A man she dearly honored, loved and cherished.

A man she still misses more than words can say; a man who would have turned 72 years on October 10, were he still alive.

Pain and agony that she wonders how long it will last.

Amid COVID-19 and strict health measures put in place, her dads send-off left a different mark in her life.

“Heh. Losing a father. Nothing prepares you for the pain. Nothing. I wonder if I’ll feel this agony forever. My father’s funeral was the worst experience of our lives.”

Remember, Ciru also contracted the virus and had to mourn her late dad in almost complete solitude.

I cannot think of anything worse,” she tweeted.

Another loss

It has been barely 4 months that the celebrated media personality was allowed to mourn her loss, and death has stricken once more.

Taking to her Twitter, the broadcast journalist mourned the loss of a beloved mother, a grand mum and an aunt – her fathers sister.

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Messages of condolences continue to flow in from fellow personalities, friends and fans as they comfort a dear Ciru, having to bear 2 consecutive losses amid a pandemic.

May their souls rest in eternal peace!

By Ghafla.com


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