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VIDEO: My strict dad led me to Christ when I was just 7 years old-Willis Raburu

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Citizen TV presenter Willis Raburu has narrated how he got saved when he was only seven years, while also revealing that it was his father, a staunch Christian, who led him to salvation.

Willis says that after he received Christ, his father, Peter Raburu, a one-time Provincial Commissioner, told him and his siblings to be always introduce themselves as born-again.

“The first time we got to know about salvation, we were very young. He (my dad) was the one who conducted that procedure. He told us with my siblings to be introducing ourselves as saved. Later is when we understood what salvation meant. I rededicated my life to God,” Willis said.

The TV presenter made the revelation while speaking to MC Jessy on the comedian’s YouTube channel Jessy Junction.

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Willis also singled out work ethic and spirituality as the two virtues he learnt from his father. He said he still holds the two virtues dearly.

“He used to pray, he used to wake us up, he taught me how to pray, he taught me the importance of reading the scripture. That is what I have carried. That is what has kept me sane in all the things I have gone through in my life,” Willis said.

The 10 Over 10 show presenter further revealed that his father is a strict disciplinarian to this day.

“He was a strict dad, and still is, even today. When I am about to do something wrong, I ask myself what he is going to say about it,” Willis said.

TEENAGE MISCHIEF

The bubbly TV presenter narrated how he once got suspended for two weeks while in high school after it was discovered that he had a girlfriend in the same school.

“I went and confided in a teacher that I was not going home. He went and told my dad who sent a Land Rover Defender 110 and two police officers. They escorted me home,” he recalled.

When he got home, he came face-to-face with his dad who gave him a serious tongue lashing for his teenage mischief.

“My dad called me and said, ‘Willis, we are busy praying for the Lord to wash you with the blood of Jesus and you are dreaming about washing (bathing) with your girlfriend. Can you focus on your studies?’” he narrated.

Willis, who at the time was the Organising Secretary of the school’s Christian Union (CU), was eventually forced to step down from his position.

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John Legend, wife suffer pregnancy loss 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been left devastated by the death of their newborn son.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday evening, Chrissy shared the heartbreaking news with fans.

The 34-year-old model shared a series of deeply candid photographs of herself, her 41-year-old husband John, and their baby son, who they named Jack.

“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.

“We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.

“To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers.

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“We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it,”Chrissy wrote.

John Legend also took to social media to mourn the loss of their son.

“We love you, Jack” alongside a string of black heart emojis. Chrissy later wrote on Twitter: “Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real?” he wrote

On Sunday night, Chrissy had been admitted to hospital as she was suffering from excessive bleeding.

The star had been documenting her pregnancy online and had updated fans with her treatment in hospital.

She had shared updates of the blood transfusions she had received in hospital and had explained that her bleeding issues had been occurring for “little less than a month”.

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Walking in my father’s funny footsteps

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Back in the 80s and early 90s when TV was black and white and KBC was the only local channel, the world of comedy was taking shape. A popular programme, dubbed Vioja Mahakamani based on a courtroom set-up where criminals would be prosecuted for various crimes was the platform. The actors’ witty lines and behaviour left many Kenyans in stitches.

Amongst these veteran comedians was the late Samuel Kimani Muya known by his stage name, Masanduku Arap Simit who entertained Kenyans with his funny Kalenjin accent. He featured with among others, the late Mzee Ojwang’ (Benson Wanjau), Gibson Kamau (Prosecutor),

Mama G aka Judge (Lucy Wangui).

Masanduku passed on in 1998 and was buried on August 7, 1998, coincidentally on the date when US Embassy terror attacks took place in the country. Popular stand-up comedian, Nathan Kimani aka JB Masanduku, his son was just nine years old.

Nathan Muya Kimani aka JB Masanduku lets us in on the life of his late dad and veteran comedian Samuel Kimani Muya aka Masanduku Arap Simit

Thousands of fans and big names in comedy as well as men and women of cloth such as Reverend Teresia Wairimu, JB Masinde, and Bishop Mark Kariuki all came to the funeral to pay their last respect. “I remember coming from Chi romo mortuary and there was a whole convoy of mourners behind us. I heard about the blast on news in the evening after the burial. I also remember watching Fayaz Qureshi on TV announcing the news of my father, terming him as a hero,” JB recalls.

JB has fond memories of his father during his childhood. Family man

He recalls how his father would go out of his way to create time out of his busy schedule just to take his children out every Saturday. “I remember one time he took me on a trip in the famous double decker buses. I had my first train experience with him. He once took me on a cruise ship from Coast to Zanzibar and it’s something that I will never forget. In as much as he was famous, he always placed family first,” JB says.

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Masanduku was a humorous guy on and off stage. It is this humour that attracted JB’s mother, Lucy Wangari who was a staff at KBC to him. She noticed him while acting and accepted to be his wife despite facing opposition from family members.

“My mother comes from a wealthy family and she was well educated up to Master’s level. My dad highest level was secondary education. Her family was against their marriage. They didn’t see a future with a comedian. But she ignored them and went ahead to marry my father,” he says.

The two love birds had three children and raised them in Umoja estate, Nairobi. JB has a younger brother, Daniel Kimani, who according to him, is the funnier one, only that he has stage fright and hasn’t gone public with his comedy. However, he pushes his brother to explore the talent and many others that he has such as deejaying and, Information

Technology. Still, JB is happy to carry his father’s mantle.

“Before I go for a show, I always call my brother for advise on what to do and ask him the current trends,” JB reveals.

It is in an effort to preserve his father’s legacy that pushed JB to fill in his father’s shoes. Though brilliant in his studies, JB’s parents, particularly his father, never desired him to be a comedian.

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JB passed his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam in 2002 scoring 438 out of 500 marks and emerged among the best pupils. Being an orphan by then, (He lost his mother four years after his dad died), he was admitted at Starehe Boys Centre where he also performed well under the custody of guardians. After his Form Four he went to Russia to pursue Civil engineering in 2008.

Father’s influence

After he came back, JB met one of the directors of Churchill Show at a party and asked him to make guests laugh. His unique sense of humour gave him an entry into the show in 2012. “Churchill told me that my father was one of the people who made comedy be what it is today. This was when the impact that my father had in the industry hit me,” JB notes.

He would end up taking the name JB meaning Junior Box (Masanduku Junior) to differentiate himself from his father who’s the senior Masanduku.

Though not practising his engineering profession, he sometimes meets people who need consultancy services and grants them free consultation.

JB says the memories of his father keep him sane when going through a rough patch in life. “I have done so many mistakes in life. But when all is said and done, what keeps me strong is that I keep asking myself, if my father was alive, would I be doing what I do? Would he be proud? This is the thought that always gets me back on track,” JB says.

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He adds: “A lot of times, people ask me who my mentor is. All I can say is that my mentor is my father, and he is dead.” Back in the day there was no social media, but what JB observed, particularly with his father is the fact that artistes were true to their craft and performed wholeheartedly regardless of the pay they received.

“For my dad, it wasn’t about money, but the connections he made. I have received a lot of favours thanks to him,” he adds.

ABOUT MASANDUKU SENIOR

• Samuel Kimani Muya aka Masanduku Arap Simit was born in Muranga in 1966 in a family of 13 children. His late father was given land in Eldoret by the late President Daniel arap Moi who was his friend.

• It was while living in Eldoretthat he learnt the Kalenjin’s way of life even adopting the name Masanduku Arap Simit in his stunts.

• He used to be a household comedian and resident MC in Eldoret in the 80s. He was then discovered by Vioja Mahakamanicrew who took him to Nairobi to perform. He slowly rose to become a household name in the country.

• In 1994, he began his company dubbed; Masanduku Entertainment troop, which offered live comedy performances in hotels, and at events, even offering entertainment during state functions. In addition, brands had began to approach him for endorsements.

• The late President Moi awarded him Moran of the Burning Spear in 1994.

His turning point was in 1994 when he got born again and spent most of his days and money evangelising. In 1997 he was named Godly Influencer of the Year.

For my dad, it wasn’t about money, but the connections he made. I have received a lot of favours thanks to him

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Ruth Matete beautifully glows in all-white baby bump shoot

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Kenyan gospel artiste Ruth Matete might not be so far from gracing the delivery room after beautifully flaunting grown baby bump in a stunning maternity shoot.

The beauty who had kept her pregnancy with late husband, Belovedjohn Apewajoye, under wraps until she could no longer hide her bulging belly, has finally decided to show it off to the world.

Even though still morning her late husbands loss, the chocolate-skinned beauty went all in for a white affair. Rocking an off-shoulder, slim-fitting mermaid dress that she allowed to flow to the ground, creating what seems like a heavenly waterfall.


Pastor Ruth Matete looking all glammed-up

Crowning it with angel-like all-white wings attached to the back and extended above her head, like an angel about to take off from the ground.

Meanwhile, a dear Ms Matete looked down on her cutely bulging baby belly, with arms gorgeously wrapped around it and seemingly lost in thoughts.

Singer Ruth Matete beautifully rocks heavy baby bump

Before penning a moving letter to herself, asking to trust that her body would birth successfully because the collective power of women worldwide will be with her.

You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness,she adored.

Heavily expectant singer Ruth Matete

This saw fans splash love heart emojis across the comment section, wishing her nothing but Gods blessings and a beautiful journey ahead, as she preps to welcome her bouncing baby.

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To which she humbly responded;

Thank you all for the wonderful wishes and kind words. From your mouth to God’s ears😊 blessings❤️.

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