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Kenyan woman delivers twins days after surviving deadly road crash

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Caroline Nekesa is counting her blessing after delivering twins just days after miraculously surviving the Kaburengu accident that claimed the lives of eight people on Monday, August 24.

Nekesa was part of the traders who were hawking vegetables at the interchange when a lorry lost its breaks and ploughed into hawkers along the busy highway before ramming a matatu.

The woman delivered the twins at the Webuye County Hospital where she is still recuperating for the injuries sustained during the crash.

The trader termed her survival in the grisly accident as a ‘miracle’ and opened up on how she was rushed to hospital in a motorbike.

“When I fell, people around came to my rescue and put me in a motorbike to rush me to hospital as they did not mind about an ambulance.

“The x-ray scan revealed that the babies had suffered a shock but I was put under care, I count this as a blessing because my time had not yet arrived,” she explained.

Most of the casualties in the accident were women who were hawking by the roadside and had no time to flee from the lorry’s collision path.

Former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale and Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali visited the crash site on Saturday, August 29 to ask for expansion of the highway.

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‘Mzee Ojwang’s wife accused me of stealing her husband,’ Veteran Vitimbi actor Mama Kayai recalls

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Aisha Khavere Matindo popularly known as Mama Kayai from popular TV series Vitimbi, which was the most-watched back in the 1990s is a force to reckon.

The actress, a former traditional dancer also acted in Vioja Mahakamani and recently Jungu Kuu. Mama Kayai played the role of the late Mzee Ojwang’s wife in Vitimbi.

Speaking in an interview with Jalang’o on how she got the role, she said,

Niikingia sikuwa bibi ya mzee Ojwang. nilianza kama customer, producer akasema mbona tusimjaribu huyu mama? Nikaweza then from their I got the role.

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Why I quit music to be a truck driver in the US – Nyashinski

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Back in 2016 rapper Nyashinki’s music career was at it’s peak, he quit and relocated to the USA.

Nyashinki quit and started a career a a truck driver this was when his trajectory as a member of Kleptomaniacs was on the up and up.

Together with his family, the rapper, real name Nyamari Ongegu, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, despite being aware he was cutting short his career.

Speaking on his YouTube channel first episode, Nyashinski said life did not favour him while there.

“When we moved abroad, I had completely quit music. I was working back in the States as a truck driver,” he said.

“I used to drive a lorry, trying to survive.”

NyashinskiThe ‘Malaika’ hitmaker says the first two years he was in Delaware, then he moved to Michigan.

“That experience taught me a lot. Two things that were life-changing for me back then was one, when I was here, I was a star,” he said.

“People recognised me everywhere and we were doing what we loved. I moved from a place where I was known and getting a bit of favours here and there to a place where no one knows me.”

“No special treatment and you must work because you have to eat.”

Another major lesson he learned in the 10 years he was away was having people around you and conversations are very important.

“That was coupled with the fact I was used to having people around me to a lonely life of driving a truck,” he said.

“There you are alone for over 16 hours. You only stop to fuel, sleep, shower and use the bathroom. So you find yourself enjoying small conversations with people you meet for five minutes. At least it was a way from that cage.”

He said the lines on the road even become hypnotising after a long distance and he looked at them, thinking about his life.

“I accepted that this is my life,” he said.

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He says despite the hustles, he enjoyed living a normal life, where no one knew him. He could walk in a mall, on the roads and be normal.

The reason he came back to Kenya is after realising he was living a life that he felt he was not using his intelligence or exerting his passion and purpose.

“So back in the States, my friend told me to just go in studio and exert that pressure as a lyricist,” he said.

“I did not have to release the songs. But I found myself listening to a beat, creating a song and then wanting to perfect it and then I want people to listen. That is how I found myself back into the music world and came back home.”

Nyashinki has since been releasing hit after hit and recently, he released ‘Lucky You’ album, which he is still promoting.

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Mourners call for justice as teenager is buried in Meru

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A 19-year-old Form Four leaver who was allegedly beaten to death by police was buried in Antuathama Village, Meru, on Wednesday.

Hundreds of mourners, among them boda-boda riders, held a peaceful procession in Maua town, before heading to Amung’enti Catholic Church where the requiem mass for Spencer Thuranira was held.

Local leaders led by Meru County Secretary Rufus Miriti, Meru ODM chairman Jacob Munoru and Pan-Africa Climate Justice Alliance executive director Mithika Mwenda demanded speedy investigations into the teenager’s death.

They said the youngster, who sat his KCSE examination last year and scored a grade B+, was travelling to Maua to buy medicine for his mother when the motorcycle he was riding on was flagged down by police officers. The police officers clobbered Spencer who died later.

A post-mortem conducted by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor indicated that Spencer died of head injuries.

“The police have changed from a police force to a police service. The police should courteously serve members of the public and not batter them,” said Mr Munoru.

Mr Miriti regretted that death had taken away the life of a bright young man who aspired to be an engineer.

“We are saddened by the death and want to condemn police brutality meted out on any person,” the county official said.

Dr Mwenda said they had already lodged a complaint with the IPOA and engaged the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in a quest to seek justice for Spencer.

He also wants the underlying issues that saw boda-boda riders in Maua town hold demonstrations over the traffic boss for two days addressed so as to end animosity between police and the riders.

“The boda-boda riders have been demonstrating in search of justice. They accuse the traffic department of extorting bribes from them. Police should be accountable. This is not the first person to be killed by police. We want the person responsible to be transferred,” said Dr Mwenda.

The requiem mass was led by Fr John Peter Gitonga of Amung’enti Parish, who called for responsibility among those in positions of power.

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