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‘Help us repatriate my brother’s body from Germany,’ Kevin Oliech’s family asks for help

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A GoFundMe page has been created by the family of fallen football star Kevin Oliech.

The famed footballer lost his battle to cancer on Sunday 16, August 2020, while receiving treatment in Germany.

Now, the family wants to bury him here in Kenya close to his family and friends but the economics of that, is proving to be a financial strain on his family.

The GoFundMe page was created two days ago and the family is pleading for help.

It reads,

“HELP ME REPATRIATE MY BROTHER HOME FOR BURIAL.”

A WhatsApp message making rounds on social media reads,

“Hi, I’d really appreciate it if you could share or donate to this GoFundMe campaign. Burial contribution. Forward this message to your contacts to help this campaign reach its target!”

The target amount is USD 10,000 (approximately KSH 1m) is needed to fly back Kevin’s body.

Check out the GoFundMe page.

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‘I’m in tears,’ The Kiuna’s celebrate as they welcome a grandson – Photo

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Jubilee Celebration Church founder Allan Kiuna and his wife Kathy Kiuna has welcomed a new member into their family, a grandson.

Their daughter delivered a baby boy today.

An exited Kiuna took to his social media to share the photo of her grandson attached with a sweet message of gratitude.

‘I Am just in tears of gratitude to God as we welcome the most handsome grandson in the universe, ETHAN ALLAN!!!

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!! Please thank God together with me and @revkathykiuna and our family as we welcome the most incredible addition to our family.

God has done us so well, we have no words. Thank you very much for those who continue to pray and love us.

May God’s best be on the WULNER family. We love you so much!!!!! And gosh I can swear i used to look like that at that age🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Kiuna grandson

Below are congratulatory messages from Kenyans.

miriamwangui92: Now my question is where is @revkathykiuna 🔥🔥🔥 I am sure mum is somewhere dancing and crying 😢…Congratulations to your entire family 👪 😘God keep Enlarging you…From very far we can see The lion of Kiuna in that little boy😘.

wacukasboutique_ke: How can such a little boy decide to look like you 💙😍😢💗 You are favoured indeed…Congratulations to your family…A prophet has for sure been Born👏👏👏👏👏❤️

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amanda_msipa_sibanda: This is too precious, congratulations Bishop and Reverend 👏🏼

bagske7: Woow congratulations! We bless God for His Faithfulness!!!

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Mammito’s priceless reaction after socialite Shakilla slides into Eddie Butita’s DM

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Shakilla has found her way into Eddie Butita’s DM and Mammito is not ready to entertain such nonsense. This comes shortly after the socialite confirmed that not even a TV remote is safe around her!

I mean if she can work with that which is plastic; imagine what she would do to Mammito’s man who is human?

Anyway, Butita who will continue entertaining fans with his jokes went on to share a screenshot from Shakilla who reached out looking to work with him; or work him depending on what her plans are. She went on to text him,

But having come across her live session with Xtiandela, all Butita could do is jokingly ask for prayers. He went on to caption the screenshot saying;

Woooi niwekeni Kwa maombi

Mammito not ready to lose Butita

Judging from how scarce good men are, Mammito could not let this young socialite near her man. Responding to the post shared by Eddie; Mammito went on to drop a hilarious comment where she wrote;

Of course this came as a joke – but on a serious note! I’m quite confident that no lady would feel safe with a woman who can ‘swallow’ a remote; and still act like this is a normal activity!

READ ALSO:   PHOTOS: Kevin Oliech laid to rest in Kisumu

However, welcome to Nairobi where money is more important than image!

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Seeing victory in the face of adversity & life in US

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In life, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to find hope. This is what depicts the life of one Rister Ratemo, song writer, gospel artist and author who has walked a difficult path in her life, but managed to come out strong.

Rister, 36, was born at Manga Settlement Scheme in Nyamira county in a family of six siblings. Her parents are retired school teachers. “Life while growing up was amazing. I was brought up in this community set up where everybody felt loved and we treated each other as friends,” says Rister.

One morning in 1997, Rister noted a small growth on her left eye. That started a painful journey towards finding treatment, which would take more than 20 years.

She offers: “By then, I was only 13, and just about to sit for my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education [KCPE) exams. My parents took me to see various doctors and eye specialists. The diagnosis was keratoconus, a rare condition. I was advised to go for surgery in India, but we didn’t have funds to cater for the flight or treatment cost. Amidst all the frustrations and agony, I just lived with the condition and managed it with eye drops and eye glasses,” Rister recalls.

Despite all this, she performed well in her KCPE exams in 1997 and was the top girl in her school; Eronge Mixed Adventist Boarding School, Nyamira.

“I joined Kenya High School and after four years, I passed my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in 2001. I would later proceed to the University of Nairobi for a degree in Economics and Communication and graduated in December 2007,” she says.

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Gradual recovery

Rister secured a job with Equity bank in 2008 as a credit officer. After working for four years, she approached her boss and requested she be assisted to pay for her eye surgery through insurance. Fortunately, her request was granted and she underwent her first surgery in February 2011 at the Aga Khan Hospital.

She explains: “In 2013, I went in for my second surgery. The doctor didn’t handle the surgery well. As he was taking out the stitches on my left eye, he pulled the sutures wrongly and there was a tear in the eye, which he didn’t notice. When I went back home, I experienced an insurmountable amount of pain. I had to go back to the hospital only to be told that I needed to undergo an emergency operation. Well, to cut the story short, the process of recovery has been long and gradual. Up to now, I’m still recovering and using my eye drops and artificial tears,” she explains.

As if her eye problem was not enough, Rister got in a come-we-stay marriage that never worked.

“By then, I had my firstborn son whom I got while I was still in campus and due to tribalism issues [I am Kisii and he was from a different tribe) both our parents were not comfortable. I was of the opinion that if my parents wouldn’t give us their blessings, I wouldn’t get married to that guy. So, he moved on with his life,” she explains.

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Rister also moved on. “This guy looked humble and collected. But as time went by, he started abusing alcohol and would get violent. He also got in touch with his ex and before I knew it, they had a child together,” she says.

Rister, and her two children Trevor Michoro and Dexter Muko. PD/ KWACH WAKHISI

Becoming a single mum

Rister reached a point of brokenness. In as much as she tried to cope and keep her marriage because she had already sired a child with him, deep inside she was hurting.

“One day he hit me so badly in the presence of my child and that is when I decided enough was enough. I walked out of the abusive marriage and ended up being a single mother of two boys,” Rister says.

Due to her failed second relationship, she lost friends along the way, quit her job at Equity and was even ex-communicated from church because of having a child out of wedlock. “It has not been easy because single mums face a lot of backlash from the society, but I always strive to protect my children and make them understand what happened. They are now aged 13 and seven years. I reconnected my first born son with his biological dad and during holidays, he goes to spend time with him. My younger son is still affected by my separation with his father,” says Rister.

Rister spent time on Google reading inspiring stories of influential people and motivational speakers such as Oprah Winfrey and Les Brown and discovered that they also went through a difficult phase in their lives just like her “That was a wake-up call for me —that I would make it despite all odds. A programme dubbed The Miracle Morning helped me to get out of my depressive state,” she says.

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Rister started holding motivational talks and mentorship sessions with secondary school students in her community and posted the pictures on the ‘Miracle Morning’ Facebook page. Her mentor, Hal Elrod, an American author and success coach, whom she had met online, saw them and was impressed. He requested her to go to the US and have a platform to share her story in a global meeting, the ‘Miracle Morning Convention’, of people from 45 countries across the globe, mostly from Europe and America.

“The first time I applied for a visa, I was denied. Elrod wrote a letter to the Embassy requesting them to give me an opportunity to go to the US because at that time, he was down with cancer. He wanted to do a documentary of his journey and also feature my story and of several other people because he was not sure whether he could make it. I therefore, got a visa and came to the US in 2017. I left my sons under the care of my parents,” she says.

While in the US, Rister started composing songs. Today, she has several gospel songs to her name. She has six songs on YouTube. “I am hoping to relocate back home to Kenya in December this year and produce my second album,” she says.

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