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My poultry business grew in leaps and bounds amid pandemic

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Whenever Philip Mutahi, a resident of Kashani in Mombasa tells his friends, especially those from upcountry that he does poultry farming in the coastal city, they think he is a joker.

The Electronics Automation Engineer says most of his peers would casually dismiss his move to ditch the coveted Engineering profession and to venture into poultry farming.

After completing his Diploma in Electronics Automation Engineering at the then Mombasa Polytechnic, currently (Technical University of Mombasa), Mutahi turned to business.

Ordinary
“I was born and raised in Nyeri and came to Mombasa for studies. Later, I started doing businesses like any other ordinary Kenya. I have done so many businesses this is my 32nd business,” he explains. Mutahi started poultry farming after the prolonged political tension that came with the nullification of the 2017 election and most of his other businesses underperformed.

At his compound in Kashani area, the distinctive ambiance of chicks chirping and cackling of mature chickens is what invites visitors into a homestead that is dotted with multiple poultry structures in almost every corner.

No regrets

Mutahi says he has no remorse for changing his career as it has proved to be a change in the right direction.

And while Covid-19 pandemic wrecked havoc on various business es across the country, Mutahi says it was a blessing in disguise for him as he made incredible profits out of his Kienyeji poultry farm.

He says clients would walk in and out of his Equinox Kuku Kienyeji farm in Kashani to buy chicken.

During lockdown many people were at home and there was growing demand for healthy food. For most meat lovers, they opted for Kienyeji poultry, which is white meat and is highly recommended. Others were opting to start poultry business and wanted to learn how to go about it. “It was at this time I also realised that I made the right choice to choose business as some of my employed friends lost their jobs.”

He says after the government declared cessation of movement in and out of Mombasa, the Port City of Mombasa was literally cut off from the main supply of chickens. As a result, he stepped up in a bid to offer an alternative option in that market.

Worked out

“While people were being laid off and other businesses were closing down, I was making money. I made money from eggs, chicks and mature chicken. It’s not that I am glad that the pandemic happened but the fact is it worked out well for me and I can’t complain,” he says.

Indigenous poultry farming generates money in various ways. He sells the chicks, mature chickens, eggs and manure.

Shortly before the pandemic struck the country, he says he had over 350 mature chickens in his farm, which he sold, pocketing more than Sh100,000. Currently, he has an upcoming batch of 200 chicks he targets to sell during December festivities.

Every week, he hatches 200 chicks.

A chick goes for Sh100. The prices rises to Sh150 if the chick is two-weeks-old and to Sh300 if the chick is a month old.

Besides, he also offers training to upcoming poultry farmers, and helps them brood chicks using brooders and artificial incubators at a fee.

He says a shortage of chicken feeds resulting from the lockdown invited more profit as he went on to manufacture chicken feeds by mixing locally available materials such maize jam, wheat bran, broken rice, broken wheat and vegetable remains.

“Those are some of the ways I invented to cut down on cost. I even realised that buying chicken feeds from wholesale shops eats into my profits ” he explains.

By PD.co.ke


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Jehovah Wanyonyi’s followers now sacrifice beer, wheat flour to their ‘god’

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Hard economic times, coupled with the mysterious disappearance of their “god”, Jehovah Wanyonyi, five years ago has pushed the followers of the Lost Israelites sect to offer a sacrifice of wheat flour mixed with margarine and alcohol instead of their usual animal offering at their shrine.

The sect’s chief priest, Eliabu Masinde, said they have been forced to embrace cheap burnt offerings involving use of alcohol and wheat flour to appease their god.

Speaking during a service at the headquarters of the sect in Chemororoch village along the boundary of Uasin Gishu and Kakamega counties, Mr Masinde,70, said the new form of offerings has now become their way of worship.

“The sacrifice that we are offering at our alter is per the direction of Jehovah Wanyonyi to us through prophet Moses. We are using wheat flour and alcohol drinks due to hard economic times that our sect is facing,” said Mr Masinde

He said the offering of one of the popular beer brands as a sacrifice should not be seen as an ungodly act, claiming that it is scriptural according to their bible.

Followers of Jehovah Wanyonyi’s Lost Israelites sect in prayer during a sacrifice offering.

Titus Ominde | Nation Media Group

Covid-19

He said the offering is in tandem with biblical teachings and has not been occasioned by the current global Covid-19 pandemic. The sect believes that the pandemic is a punishment from God targeting evil doers.

Mr Masinde, the chief priest in charge of the altar used at the shrine, said that the sacrifice — which involves the Tusker beer brand — has a sweet smelling aroma that pleases their ‘god’.

During the ceremony, Mr Masinde pours oil around the flour before setting it ablaze at their shrine which is protected with cemented wire mesh which surrounds the altar.

The elderly refuted claims that the effects of Covid-19 have led to their current way of sacrificing flour and beer to their god.

“Our members are holy people who obey the word of God and cannot be attacked by the coronavirus. The little sacrifice that we are offering to our god has no relationship with current challenges emanating from Covid-19,” said Mr Masinde.

Appeal for help

Ironically, he appealed to well-wishers to support their members meet requirements for making the sacrifices as well as building a modern place of worship.

“Just like any other church in Kenya, we call upon our leaders to support us the way they are supporting others through harambees and also buy for us animals to offer as a sacrifice,” said Mr Masinde.

Their spiritual leader, Jehovah Wanyonyi, disappeared mysteriously five years ago and is believed to have died and buried secretly.

But the question of his whereabouts angers the chief priest.

“Stop nagging me about where Jehovah is. We have nothing new to tell you at the moment. All we know is that Jehovah Wanyonyi is alive and living at a serene place and soon he will come back to take us to his holy place,” said an agitated Mzee Masinde.

The sect’s followers believe their “messiah” might have gone to visit one of his many wives and will return to his faithful.

by Nation.africa


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I have lost 18 kilos dieting this year – Nana Gecaga

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KICC CEO Nana Gecaga is looking like a yummy mummy and it is all down to a weight loss regimen that a friend took her through.

Nana, who is also President Uhuru’s niece, told of her journey shedding weight in a youtube discussion on @Team 5 minute real talk.

She began describing how her lifestyle saw her eat or not eat at times depending on her busy schedule, which most mum’s can agree with.

“I have three children and each is two years apart, so in between my diet was out of the window. I was the typical revamp type of person, I wouldn’t have breakfast, instead lots of coffee probably wouldn’t have lunch, and then come home and wolf down two packets of gummy bears. I was a very sweet tooth”

So what prompted her to want to make a change in her lifestyle? She told

” I was sluggish. I was 78 kgs. I was feeling bad, wearing dark colors to cover up and not wanting my pictures taken. Before having kids, I was the perfect 36 24 36″

This hit her so hard she asked her fitness and weight loss coach Roseanne to help her out. She spoke about it to encourage others out there

“May 20th 2020 was my starting point. And the before and after pictures are amazing. In four weeks I went from 78 to 67kgs not eating anything sugary, then I started losing inches in 12 weeks and I am now at 64 kgs. I’m feeling and looking fantastic. I dropped the sugars and refined carbs and I started eating better, lotsa vegetables”

She added that

“I want this to be a lifestyle, and I’m  gearing up to 100 days of healthy living”

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Naisula Lesuuda shares enticing photos of her grand gender reveal party

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Samburu West Member of Parliament (MP) Naisula Lesuuda is slowly counting down the days to when she and her sweet baby will finally meet.

The mother-to-be is more than ready to see the face of the child who will instantly steal her heart.

The leader told her fans she was grateful to God, her family and her husband for making her nine-month journey seamless as she shared photos from her gender reveal party.

Initially, Naiula and her girlfriends planned to throw a grand affair that would be the mother of all celebrations.

Naisula Lesuuda shares enticing photos of her grand gender reveal party

The yummy mummy danced and had some fun. Photo: Naisula Lesuuda
Source: Facebook

But thanks to COVID-19, they had to abort their plans and think of the bigger picture.

Little did she know, that as she silently put the celebration at the back of her head, her pals were busy at work.

They arranged a soiree that was organised and perfectly suited for the hopeful mum.

Naisula Lesuuda shares enticing photos of her grand gender reveal party

What a beauty! Photo: Naisula Lesuuda
Source: Facebook

It had every precaution in place. Sanitisers were available and invited guests made sure they social distanced at arrival.

Everyone avoided too much contact and all Naisula had to do was look pretty and sit comfortably as her people spoiled her rotten and pampered her silly.

She shared photos from the event with her fans and soon enough, congratulatory messages started streaming in.

Naisula Lesuuda shares enticing photos of her grand gender reveal party

Before she changed into her powder pink attire. Photo: Naisula Lesuuda
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TUKO.co.ke had earlier stated the pretty politician unveiled her pregnancy back in September 2020.

She gave her fans a rare treat after posting a photo of her bump on Facebook.

It was all in a bid to participate in the once viral “three generations” challenge.

Naisula stood between her mother and grandmother as she thanked God for the gift of life and family.

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