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What next for ‘Papa Shirandula’ TV show after actor’s death? 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Citizen TV’s head of production Stanley Ngige has opened up on the future of Papa Shirandula show following the death of its main star Charles Bukeko.

Ngige said on Wednesday, July 22 that the program would have to take a different direction since Bukeko, who was popularly known as Papa Shirandula, had created many stars.

He, however, noted that the station had not definitively decided on which character from the show would take over as its lead.

“The show has to evolve with the times. It is all about creativity and production. Papa has a history of creating big names such as Njoro, Wilbroda and many others,” he said.

He further disclosed that the team had taken time to mourn the sudden death of the TV star who was hailed for playing a huge role in changing the country’s acting industry.

“The show has big options, we are not short of characters and the stars will have to sit down with the producer to determine the direction.

“We dont want the new stars to deliver less than what Papa did, he created a lot of big names,” he explained.

Ngige also refuted claims that the curtains had closed down on the show four months ago noting that it had ceased production to protect the stars from contracting the COVID-19 virus.

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The only show from the roster that never shut down its production was Inspekta Mwala which he explained that had changed its script to address the struggles of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The position was that with COVID we went slow on production to avoid putting our actors in danger. It is not that it was stopped we went on a slow production. The only way to sustain the show was to go to classics.

“Inspekta Mwala is because of law enforcement and to start awareness about Covid-19. If People are going to be arrested for not wearing a face mask, Inspekta Mwala was the best show to depict that,” he explained.

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MIRACLE: How Victoria Mugo, a Kenyan woman in US lost both her hands and legs [VIDEO]

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A Kenyan woman from Aurora, Colorado, is a quadruple amputee. She lost her hands and her legs when pneumonia led to septic shock.

But Victoria Mugo , a mother of 1, is grateful to be alive.

Each year, more than 250,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis. The key is catching and treating it early.

Victoria is a celebrity of sorts at The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA). The medical staff considers her a miracle.

For months, Victoria was in the ICU there. She lost both hands and both legs. Yet, on Monday, she came back to say “Thanks.”

 

 

“Because I’m grateful for life,” she told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh.

“You don’t get any sicker than Victoria was,” explained Carolyn Golas, Sepsis Coordinator at TMCA.

On Jan. 9, Victoria was rushed to the ER with pneumonia. Within hours she was in septic shock, a toxic response to the infection.

Victoria Mugo

“She had about an 80% chance that she would not survive,” said Golas.

Victoria was put in a coma and on life support. Blood flow to her extremities slowed down. When the 38-year-old mother woke up, her hands and legs were dying.

“I could just snap them and not feel anything,” she said.

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All four were amputated.

“I am not sitting in a corner feeling sorry for myself because I don’t have my arms or my legs, I’m walking now (on prosthetic legs),” Victoria said.

Victoria’s faith in God is her strength.

“He got me through it. He is the one who has brought me this far,” she said.

She said she has what matters most, her son, Alexander, and the rest of her loving family.

Her smile is a smile of gratitude. Her fighting spirit is fueled by faith.

HCA Healthcare patient Victoria Mugo, pictured with son Alexander, prior to her sepsis hospitalization

Facts about sepsis from TMCA:

  • Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. killing more than 250,000 patients per year.
  • In Colorado nearly 12,000 people will be diagnosed each year and nearly 3,000 will not survive.
  • Patients with septic shock have a mortality (death) rate of about 50-60%.
  • Once you have had severe sepsis you are at a greater risk of it reoccurring.
  • For more information you can go to the Sepsis Alliance at www.AuroraMed.com/sepsis.

–Dcbsnews

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Job seeker loses phone, ID to crafty thief at Uhuru Park

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A 30-year-old police impostor who allegedly stole a desperate job seeker’s phone promising to hire him to help in making deliveries to Kenya Defence Forces was charged with theft and impersonation.

Samuel Mwaniki Murigi was accused of stealing Evans Onyango Ogutu’s phone and national ID card at Imenti House on July 23.

Murigi was also accused of impersonation after presenting himself as a police officer attached to Central Police station Nairobi to Ogutu.

Ogutu was taking a rest at Uhuru Park after a job search in and around Nairobi CBD became fruitless when Murigi sat next to him while on-call, purporting he was advising his phantom boss that he would need to hire an extra hand to help him with meeting supplies.

Murigi claimed his boss had secured a contract to supply some items to Kenya Defence Forces and desperate Ogutu approached him for the job.

The suspect reportedly told Ogutu to accompany him to Imenti House to process a pass into military facilities to begin the job immediately and he obliged.

On arrival, Murigi reportedly took the phone and the ID card to proceed with the “process” and disappeared in thin air. The matter was reported to Parliament police station.

On July 4, Ogutu spotted Murigi at the same point and informed the police. Two undercover officers arrested Murigi and allegedly found pictures of himself in different police uniforms.

READ ALSO:   Legendary Papa Shirandula makes final journey

The suspect denied all the charges before chief magistrate Joyce Gandani of Kibera law courts.

He was freed on a Sh200,000 bond and an alternative cash bail of Sh30,000. The case will be mentioned on August 19.

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Police officer drowns while bathing in river

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Police officers in Rachuonyo South sub county have launched investigations into the death of a 30-year-old police officer who drowned in River Awach while swimming.

Constable Godfrey Odhiambo Juma who was attached to Kosele Police Station met his death when he was swimming in the river near Riwo area in North Kamagak Location.

The tragic incident happened at around 1pm on Wednesday, Agust 6, with reports indicating the officer drowned deep into the waters and died on the spot.

Homa Bay county Police Commander Esther Seroney said officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have taken up the matter to ascertain how the officer met his untimely death.

Seroney noted the officer who was accompanied by two of his friends who are civilians.

She explained that the deceased jumped into the water to swim but was overpowered by strong currents thus drowning.

His colleagues who were waiting for him at the river banks became suspicious when they realised that he had taken long to resurface.

North Kamagak location chief Benson Midigo said the officer was a regular swimmer at the river.

“This is not his first time to the river; he has been going there to take a bath occasionally,” Midigo disclosed.

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The body of the deceased was retrieved by members of the public with the help of police officers from Kosele police station and was taken to Rachuonyo sub-county hospital awaiting postmortem.

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