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Over 300 wildebeest drown in Mara River during migration

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BY KEVIN KOECH

As nature took its course, more than 300 wildebeests drowned at the weekend in a stampede as they crossed the Mara River in the Mara Game reserve, reports indicate.

The Sunday incident was one of the largest single wildebeest deaths in recent history.

Tourists watched in awe as hundreds of the animals died in the crocodile-infected waters of the Mara.

But according to Maasai Mara Chief Warden James Sindiyo, stampede and drowning is part of the migration phenomenon.

In the Great Wildebeest Migration, millions of wildebeests dot East Africa’s renowned plains in one of the most thrilling spectacles

“During the migration, many wildebeests die from the stampede, drowning and even being preyed on. It is a game of the jungle and nature’s at its best.

“Drowning depends on the route the wildebeests take and the volume of water in the river. The more perilous and deep the route they choose, the more wildebeests are likely to die,” Mr Sindiyo said.

In the many deaths, the carcasses are fed on by fish, crocodiles, vultures, among others.

“These carcasses can sometimes be swept to as far as Lake Victoria,” he added.

Kenya Tour Driver Guides Association chairperson Nick Kiritu said perilous routes common to stampedes and drowning are known as filter routes.

“We call them filter routes because it is only the lucky ones that make it… It is part of the game and those that drown automatically do not make it to the next migration. Those that cross over qualify to the next game,” he says.

And while some might successfully cross over, they will be hunted, stalked, and run down by predators. Carcasses are worked on by scavenging vultures.

“This is the best time to watch nature unfold right in before your own eyes. That is why wildebeest migration is one of the world’s wonders. It is incredibly magical,” he said.

In the migration, hundreds of thousands of wildebeests alongside zebras follow different routes to the same destination annually in one of the most outstanding natural processions on earth.

Between January and February, another interesting phenomenon unfolds: wildebeest cows drop calves in a synchronised birthing that sees some 300,000 to 400,000 calves born.

The season, again, provides a feast for predators.

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PHOTOS: I missed job opportunities because I wasn’t slim – sexy KBC presenter Ray Manyara

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Body shaming seems to be the order of the day on social media and pubic figures are the most targeted.

Milly Chebby, Lynda Nyangweso, Neomi Nganga, Yummy Mummy and Sandra Dacha aka Siprosa are among the many who’ve been body shammed and they campaign for body positivity.

KBC presenter Regina Ray Manyara has revealed that she was recently body shammed by a woman.

She also narrated how she couldn’t secure a job in the media because they were hiring slim women only.

‘SOME LADY CALLED ME FAT….yes
Anyway other than it making me question like who asked for your opinion?
I went back to years, while I was starting my career where for one to anchor/become a TV presenter required one to be slim fit!( perception silent clauses) I was left out of the qualifying list often on account of body size…but here I am today-Doubling as a reporter and newscaster. Long story short…If you are concerned about my weight or anyone’s ( seek them out personally only if you have a remedy!)
Besides, if my size doesn’t bother me, why should it bother you?
*GO FIND WHO HURT YOU*
#bodyshamingiswrong
#bodyshamming IS real!’ she posted.

Check out photos of the beautiful Ray Manyara

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Ray’s followers encouraged her to be comfortable in her own body and ignore critics.

Claire Wambui I once went through the same aki. I had depression after loosing my unborn baby. But I soldiered on coz I am the only one who knows what I am/was going through. But I love our chubby bodies.

Winnie Wilfred Why do people like body-shaming others, people should be thinned by theirs, must they comment just to make you feel bad.. you’re beautiful and wonderful made, and never let anyone underline the one anyone, bring you down…let those fools be, and they have the temerity to question you about you own body, people should grow up.

Tatu Karema You look fabulous! And yes FAT is beautiful 😘….aliyesema kukonda ndio urembo ni nani???????

Lynace Mwashighadi U are perfect. Just the way u are!!!

Kenny Rodgers Haters gonna hate, kelele za chura haiwezi kumfanya ng’ombe asikunywe maji… Keep doing what you do best mwari

Mariah Amor Ngugi Beautiful inside and out! I love the way you look since hizo enzi.

Monica Wandia Who said slim is beautiful…..U are gorgeous and with all the African woman curves… Who hurt her???

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‘We met in a bar,’ How Kansiime and bae’s relationship started

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Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime is dating Youtuber SkyLanta. The two have been giving fans a glimpse into how their relationship started as well as what they like and dislike about one another among others.

Skylanta opened up on the day he met the comedianne.

I met her in a bar and that night, she was buying alcohol and I was like I came to spend money but if these celebrity is splashing money why not.

Kansiime added;

I was supposed to meet my sister but she came with this guy called Sky they used to do music together.

Her boyfriend even joked that she was the one who hit on him first.

The two said their first kiss was horrible.

“We had the worst first kiss.”

They have been dating for more than a year. This is after Kansiime and her husband separated.

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Anita Nderu finally comes out, confirms she is a member of LGBTQ

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Media personality and content creator Anita Nderu has left tongues wagging after coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community via a tweet.

This she did via the tweet below.

‘I hope my kids never have to go through what I have gone through for being LGBTQ+.’

 Below are some of the reactions

@MatthewMuhindi: Yeah lesbian couples can get kids @AnitaNderu, you can use the IVF method in vertro fertilization ..

In this option, one partner provides the eggs, which are fertilized with donor sperm, and the other carries the pregnancy… All the best. 

@Jwmungai: No one should be judged or accused of his or her sexual orientation…. Everyone has a right to what h/she thinks is right.

@Sesyline_KE: Funny Kenyans don’t know Lesbian couples can have kids, am happy for Anita, I really don’t mind who people choose to be with I hope in the future things change.

@Josefmasta: Whichever way you describe it a man will be involved even if it’s just donating sperms.

@Out_look470: For me and my body I shall always do what the Bible says,hakuna mahali tumeambiwa eti Sarah saw her sister and she bore her a son named Isaac. Hakuna!

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