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The big shots who graced the burial of Keroche heiress

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Keroche Breweries heiress Tecra Wangari Muigai was buried yesterday in a private ceremony at the family’s home in Naivasha. Tecra’s send-off dubbed the “Celebration of a Star” was held at their home adjacent to the Keroche Enterprise on the outskirts of the town in Karai area.

The ceremony started at about 10am when two Lee Funeral Home hearses, flower-bearing silver Mercedes Benz and a black Jaguar with Tecra’s casket, pulled into the compound.

A walkway lined with white lilies led up to a white tent under which a white casket with her body lay.  Chiavari seats, broad immaculate lily, radiole and white rose flower arrangements hosted on Roman columns mirrored Tecra’s lifestyle as did the flowery signage and electronic signboards that beamed her image.

In the skies, three choppers cut through the greying clouds, bringing in dignitaries drawn from both the business and political circles.

Last respects

Among those in attendance to pay their last respects were ODM leader Raila Odinga, his wife Ida and brother Oburu Oginga. Siaya Senator James Orengo, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and Vihiga Senator George Khaniri.

Senator Gideon Moi and his wife Zahra sent their condolences to the family.Arnelise, the more known of the sisters in the family, was sandwiched between her parents, Tabitha Karanja, who was in a black dress and her father, James.

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All had white masks, their grief evident as they struggled to remain composed while bidding farewell to a beloved daughter and sister.

The trio was preceded by Arnelise’s brothers who walked to the sound of How Great thou Art. Social distancing was observed by the mourners who sat under spacious tents pitched on the lush lawns.

Chief guest Raila Odinga arrived just as Peter Kuguru made the welcome remarks. In his address, Raila talked about knowing the pain of losing a child, in reference to the death of his son Fidel Odinga in 2015.

But he also spoke of the courage shown by Tecra’s family in business. “I know the pain of losing a child. Tecra would not have wanted to leave us so young and especially not without mourners, expressionless, covered in masks.

“We celebrate Tecra and her family for being among the few Kenyans brave enough to walk the journey of industry,” he said.

He said taxes should not be used to destroy local businesses.“The government should support local investors who have used billions to construct such companies and the Kenya Revenue Authority should not use its muscles to oppress investors,” he said.

Tecra’s eulogy was read by her brother, James Karanja, while former Maendeleo Ya Wanawake chair Zipporah Kittony spoke on behalf of friends to Tecra’s parents. Dr Dan Gikonyo spoke on behalf of Tecra’s father.

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Sister’s tribute

Arnelise, in what was titled, “Eight Point Tribute to my Soulmate”, spoke lovingly of her sister.

She described the strong bond they had and which could not be broken even though Tecra was physically gone.

Tabitha paid a glowing tribute to a beloved daughter.

“Your exit from the stage in your prime has forced me to reflect on the meaning of life and the lives of other phenomenal figures who left early, who like you, lived their lives fully and with a burning urgency to accomplish a mission. “Now it is clear to me why you kept pushing us to do it now and do it today,” she said of Tecra, who served as Strategy and Innovations Director at Keroche Breweries. Chimano of the Sauti Sol band, on a striped blazer and white pants, gave a soulful musical tribute to Tecra.

Radio show host Maina Kageni was the Master of Ceremonies.

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Shock after man kills son before taking his own life

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Residents of a Naivasha village woke up to rude shock after a middle-aged man killed his three-year-old son before hanging himself on a tree.

The man strangled his son in Kipkonyo Village while the mother was away before committing suicide, plunging the area into mourning.

Tears flowed freely as relatives and friends tried to come to terms with the incident before police moved in to collect the two bodies.

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The 30-year-old man, after killing his son, threw the body into a latrine under construction before stripping naked and hanging himself.

Naivasha police boss Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident, adding that security officers had collected the two bodies and opened an inquest.

He said they would be seeking the wife who was not present during the incident to record a statement as part of their investigations.

“Initial investigations indicate that the man first killed his son by twisting his neck and dumping the body in the family latrine before using a rope to hang himself,” said the police boss.

A neighbour, Isaac Lang’at, said the deceased had for a long time clashed with his wife leading to a separation before he decided to kill himself.

By PD.co.ke

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Meet young Kenyan lady playing key role in Joe Biden’s presidential campaign

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Esther Ongeri, a young Kenyan living in the US is the talk of the town after Kenyans learnt that she plays a key role in the Joe Biden presidential campaign.

According to Biden’s campaign website, Ms Ongeri is the Director of Special Projects in the Biden 2020 campaign and has served in the position since July.

Previously, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the Campaign Manager and Special Projects Coordinator in the same campaign team from June 2019.

Ms Ongeri held the posts of operations coordinator from September 2017 to February 2018 and special projects assistant to the CFO from February 2018.

She is an alumnus of Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in political science and government in 2017.

According to her LinkedIn profile, the brilliant Kenyan was a staff assistant to New Jersey senator Robert Menendez between May 2016 and July 2017.

Ms Ongeri started off as an intern in the office of Senator Menendez between August 2015 to May 2016.

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She attained her high school diploma at Saint Dominic Academy in 2013 after joining the school in 2009.

In the November 3 US elections, former Vice President Joe Biden is seeking to unseat incumbent president Donald Trump and both are busy on the campaign trail.

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Woman brings 23 relatives on date with lover to test his generosity

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A Chinese woman has made headlines after bringing 23 members of her family on a blind date to test her lover’s generosity.

Woman brings 23 relatives on date with lover to test his generosity

Chinese people enjoying a meal in a restaurant. Photo: Quora.
Source: UGC

According to the Daily Mail Online, the unknown woman tagged along with her large clan to the romantic occasion without informing her date in advance.

After enjoying the meal, the man decided to teach the woman a lesson and fled away after receiving the bill which amounted to KSh 382,000 ( £2,300).

According to a Chinese newspaper, Taizhou Evening News, the anonymous woman went on a blind date with a 29-year-old man identified as Liu in eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang.

Reports indicate that the date was organised by Liu’s mom who was worried about her son who had been single for long.

The man had offered to pay for the meal with the thought that it would be a romantic dinner for two but shock on him.

Speaking to the media, the woman said she wanted to test her potential boyfriend’s generosity in catering for the large crowd of 25.

According to reports, the lady and her family enjoyed expensive dishes and alcohol.

Interestingly, Liu failed the test and his potential date ended up paying for the meal herself.

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It was later agreed that the man pays for a small part of the meal and the remainder of the bill be shared among the woman’s 23 family members.

In other news, TUKO.co.ke reported of one bride who has since gone viral after she took to social media to convince her friends and family to fund her special day.

According to the post on Reddit, the bride wants a huge amount of moneythat will enable her and her fiance’ to tour Europe for a one month honeymoon.

According to the post, the couple will be tying the knot in December and the bride hopes the guests will not change their mind due to coronavirus.

“Hope you all are doing great and getting all of you all wedding gifts (haha) prepare your cold hard cash and your large housewarming gifts…We really cannot wait to see you all (and receive your gifts LOL) this December,” read the post.

The bride advised her friends against pulling out due to COVID-19 saying they have a monetary goal of KSh 2.2 million ($20,000) minimum.

She indicated that the guests are expected to donate over KSh 3.2 million ($30,000).

By Tuko.co.ke

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