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Ex-VP Awori, Kipchoge and Akothee to lead Covid-19 funds drive

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Former Vice President Moody Awori, renowned athlete Eliud Kipchoge and musician Esther Akoth — popularly known as Akothee — are part of the 17-member team picked to spearhead resource mobilisation for Covid-19 response in the Lake region.

This is part of a new fundraising approach being taken by 14 counties under the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) in the fight against coronavirus.

LREB comprises Kakamega, Kisumu, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Busia, Bomet, Siaya, Nyamira, Migori, Kisii and Vihiga counties.

Under the strategy mooted about two weeks ago, LREB counties will assist each other to achieve various targets set by the Ministry of Health for Covid-19 emergency response and management, as well as respond to deficiencies in their health systems.

The 17-member LREB Covid-19 resource mobilisation team comprises prominent businessmen, philanthropists, industrialists and professionals.

Other members of the team Ainclude Sanjay Patel of Butali Sugar Company, Dr Sylvia Ojoo and Alie Eleveldt, among others.

The team is expected to spearhead resource mobilisation for the 14-member LREB bloc.

The team’s inauguration is slated for August 14, 2020 while the official launch is expected to be graced by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on August 19th.

LREB Chairman and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the team will start with analysis of the extent of Covid-19’s impact on households and businesses in the Lake Region.

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“The committee will provide relevant advice and recommendations on interventions for control and mitigation of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic across member counties,” said Mr Oparanya.

The strategy comes even as some counties struggle to mobilise funding to purchase equipment, especially isolation beds , in readiness for a spike in Covid-19 cases.

By nation.co.ke

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Ruth Matete says she’s done with religion, laments religious people abandoned her

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Tusker Project Fame winner Ruth Matete is definitely tired of hypocrites and fake people who hide behind religion while persecuting others.

The musician on Saturday, September 19, had enough of it and decided to bash the aforementioned group of people as she was done with religion.

Ruth Matete denounces Christianity, says religious people abandoned her

Ruth Matete said she is so done with hypocrites. Photo: UGC
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In a long Facebook post seen by TUKO.co.ke, Ruth who until now as a pastor defended her latest move by saying that God is not a Christian, nor is he religious.

”Am so done with fake people!! Done with religion!! Thank God, that God is not a Christian. He is not religious. Oh! If it had not been for the Lord, who was always on my side. The enemy would have swallowed me. I would have drowned in the waters. But my soul has found an escape. I have escaped like a bird from the snare of the Fowler. How is the volume? Are the subwoofers working well?, Ruth wrote.

Ruth told off people who accused her of all manners of evils and took her through hell when she was deep into many scandals, including her latest one involving the death of her beloved hubby.

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According to the singer, everyone deserted her including pastors, friends and even some family members when things got thicker on her side.

The lass said she was hurt by the accusations especially from people who did not have proof of what they were saying about her.

”Can we talk? I know this will land me in trouble with the Religious people but hey! So now, some of you have some weird audacity. You have never liked me from the word go and that’s alright. When I was going through hell and high waters and scandal was my name, you turned and kept your distance. You only want to associate with me when am the star and being celebrated. But when the rubber meets the road, hamnijui. Wah! One thing that hurt me the most was that time is when pastors I have ministered in their churches left me. Like no call. In fact some of them came up with prophecies during their live broadcasts saying that God showed them I’ll go to jail and that I was guilty. Chaiii!!! ,” she exclaimed.

Ruth wondered why the same people who ditched her were now coming back to her ”begging” to be friends again.

”Then now, God has vindicated me. I have had to pick my own broken pieces and try to move on, you’re back! Wow!! Calling me. Texting me. Telling me you were praying for me. Mercy Lord!! Was it so hard for you to just call or text and tell me that? You avoided me like a plague. You didn’t want people to know that I serve in your church or I have ever served in your church. Indeed the heart of man is wicked. Some talked and talked and I have proof. But now you’re my number one fan since I came back on social media. You comment on all my posts. Like everything I post. ‘Yes Pastor!’ ‘We love you’. Hehehehehe.” Ruth wrote.

She wrapped up by urging everyone who ran away during the times of her struggles to just keep off and let her be the ”evil woman” she was.

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This comes just months after she was acquitted of being party to her hubby’s death.

Before that, quite a number of people trolled her and accused her of being an evil woman who possibly caused her hubby’s death.

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Eddie Butita leaves The Trend after 5 years

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It is everyone’s prayer to see their friends and neighbours succeed in live and move from one stage to another one, on a higher level.

The aforementioned is the same when celebrities or people we have supported passionately thrive in their careers.

Eddie Butita leaves The Trend after 5 years

Eddie Butita was a panelist at The Trend for five years. Photo: UGC
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TUKO.co.ke can say the same about Churchill Show comedian Eddie Butita and his fans on their relationship over the years.

The comedian on Friday, September 18, triggered mixed emotions among his fans after announcing his exit from popular NTV show, The Trend.

In an Instagram post seen by TUKO.co.ke, the comedian said he was ending his 5-year stint on the show as a panelist to start another exciting journey in his comedy career.

Butita who has been a panelist on the NTV show that airs every Friday, thanked Larry Madowo who believed in him and gave him his first ever show.

He also thanked Amina Rabar and other crew members for being an integral part of his growth on TV and being great to him for all the years they have worked together.

”It has been five years of a good ride on the trend #TTTT it all started with just a one appearance and became a permanent job. I would like to thank Amina Abdirabar and the panelist team for being more than collegues our time together was worth it I learnt laughed and changed a lot that I was able to. It is time to give chance to other talents to get an opportunity to grow and shine with greatness,” he wrote.

The comedian also used the opportunity to thank NTV’s management for giving him a chance to work with the broadcaster.

”Special thanks to NTV Kenya for the opportunity we are still together in this journey. Thank you Larry Madowo for believing in me and giving me the first chance to be on the show the rest was history. Big thanks to my fans, I have got more in store for you this is just the beginning of another Chapter in my Comedy Career. Adios el tendencia,” he added.

His exit from The Trend came just a day after he broke the internet with a charming birthday message to his lover, Mammito.

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PHOTOS: Jeff Koinange’s elder brother emotional burial

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It has been a tough for news anchor Jeff Koinange’s family following the loss of his brother David Waiganjo Mbiyu.

The news anchor’s brother who died in a road accident was laid to rest on Friday, September 18.

Taking to his social media pages, Jeff shared emotional photos as the family paid their last respect to Mbiyu.

Captioning the photo with sorrowful message affirming that they all loved Waiganjo and will be missed.

“Farewell, my Brother! We loved you but God loved you more! You Will be MISSED!” he wrote.

By Tuko.co.ke

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