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Kenyan cartoonist Paul Kelemba (Maddo)’s wife passes away in Nairobi

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Kenyan cartoonist Maddo (real name Paul Kelemba) is in mourning following the death of his wife Eunice Kelemba. Kelemba and ‘The Maddess,’ as he fondly refers the woman he was married to for 33 years, have three children; Chris, Wambui and Nanga.

While mourning her, he added that his wife had been a central pillar in his life and that she will live on in their lives forever.

“I appreciate and thank you for your messages of comfort, love and encouragement in different forums Sunday 15 November 2020. Eunice – The Maddess – has been a central pillar in my life for 33 years, with three exciting kids, Chris Wambui and Nanga. The loss is painful but she will always be with us,” he posted on Facebook.

One of the first people to share the sad news on social media was renowned human rights activist, Al Amin Kimathi, who sent his condolence message to the Kelembas.

“Sincere heartfelt condolences to Ndugu Paul Kelemba (Maddo) @itsmaddworld and family for the loss of his beloved wife Eunice Kelemba. This is a heavy one but may God give them the wherewithal to bear it. From God we all come and to him is our return,” he posted on Twitter.

 

Eunice Kelemba was born on June 1, 1967 and passed away on November 15 at the age of 53.

Here are a few of the condolence messages from friends, colleagues and fans:

Journalist Gathara wrote, “@itsamaddworld Heartbreaking news. Pole sana Maddo.

Writer Nanjala posted, “@itsamaddworld Pole sana Maddo. We hold you and the family in our prayers.

@GitongaMugo said, ” @itsamaddworld Sad… Eunice K. my co-worker, my one time business partner, it is well… May good God Almighty strengthen Bwana Paul Kelemba & the entire family.”

@ramakipla added, “@itsamaddworld I have never met her but knew her from your cartoons, pole sana to you and the family, may you find solace and comfort in the ALMIGHTY as you go through these tough times.”

“@itsamaddworld, Pole sana our brother Mr. Kelemba, that’s very very sad indeed. May God give you strength during this difficult moment. Poleni sana familia. May her soul rest in eternal peace,” said   Paul Mwangi.

“@itsamaddworld, My most heartfelt and sincere condolences to all bereaved. May she rest in peace,” @TTWaiyaki posted.

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PHOTOS: DP Ruto, Mudavadi attend Matungu MP Murunga funeral

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Matungu MP Justus Murunga is set to be buried today at his home at Makunda village. He died on November 14.

He collapsed that evening and was rushed to the Matungu Sub county Hospital in the company of his handlers and bodyguard.

The MP was then rushed to St Mary’s Hospital where healthworkers tried to save his life but he died while receiving treatment.

He was taken to Lee Funeral Home where his body was airlifted from today to his eldest wife’s home in Makutano village in Lugari.

The body of Matungu MP Justus Murunga arrives. [Willy Lusige]

It is expected that the body will be buried in accordance to Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines that include pallbearers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).

The family had earlier been stopped from carrying on with the burial arrangements after a woman moved to court over the matter.

Milimani court issued the order restraining Murunga’s widows Christabel Murunga and Grace Murunga from conducting the burial, interment or cremation of the body pending the determination of a suit filed by a woman claiming to have been his lover.

The suit was filed by Agnes Wangui, who said she had two children with the MP in a secret relationship.

In her application she alleged that Murunga’s family had conspired to lock her and her children out of the funeral and burial arrangements.

Murunga, fondly referred to as ‘The Drill’ was born in 1960 and was a manager at  mbakasi Ranging Company in Nairobi before getting elected in 2017.

Present at Murunga’s burial was Deputy President William Ruto, ANC  leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, his Bungoma counterpart Wycliffe Wangamati, MPs Ayub Savula (Lugari), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), among others.

BY STANDARDMEDIA.CO.KE


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Wendy Kimani shares the struggles of relocating abroad and music comeback

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Wendy Kimani came into the limelight after being in the first runners up of Tusker Project fame by charming fans with her amazing voice.

She has done hit songs such as Haiwi Haiwi and Unajua which she was featured by Israel born artist Gilad. Not much has been out here about the artist but she is back with a boom.

The singer speaking in a virtual interview at Let’s Talk show in Ebru TV shares struggles of relocating to the Netherlands with her mzungu husband having to leave behind friends and family back in Kenya

The mother of one reveals that although she has always had massive support from her husband, living in the Netherlands has not been an easy thing for her.

For starters, she could not find a salon to do her hair in the country and was left with no other choice but to depend on YouTube vlogs to care for her African hair and that is how her journey into content creation started.

Wendy also shared that the biggest culture shock she experienced is lacking the presence of friends and family.

For her, she had to start over with majority white friends and dearly missed her mother. She also felt alone after she gave birth to her son as the Kenyan culture of friends and family looking after a woman who has just given birth was lost.

For her, she yearned for the tradition in which a mother and friends would bring her plenty of food and offer a helping hand around the house once given birth.

Wendy Kimani also shared that her comeback is now final as she does not plan to step out of music again unless because of unavoidable circumstances.

The songbird revealed that the reason she had to step back was as a result of the family as she was married and then had a baby and relocating to a foreign country she had her step back for some time to organize herself.

Wendy also says she is open to sharing more than hair content on her YouTube channel and will also talk about life in the Netherlands on her vlogs.

She is currently comfortable in the country as she has made a lot of Kenyan friends there who make her feel at home.

She also promises to release more music and a virtual live performance for her new song ‘Pagawisha’ as she cannot jet out of the county because of the strict COVID restriction in the country with approximately 10,000 new infections daily.

She, however, reveals that she will be releasing another single after Pagawisha.


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It’s ‘miracle’ baby number three for ex-TV presenter Faith Muturi

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Former TV presenter Faith Muturi and husband George Ngugi are expecting their third child.

The mother of two shared the news on social media revealing her pregnancy which is at an advanced stage.

The baby, she said, is a miracle baby due to the fact that after having their second child doctors had told her that chances of her getting another one was almost nil.

“Some of you know our story, that 3 doctors… Not one, not two, but 3 competent and credible doctors we respect, told us on different occasions that our chances of getting a baby were extremely low. BUT GOD🙌🏾 Here we are, 3rd miracle December baby. He did it again. 🙏🏾 Jesus, you do all things well. Be praised, forever and always 💜,” wrote Faith Muturi on Instagram.

She said their third born child is due anytime in December.

The couple got married in 2013 in a colourful ceremony which was attended by the who-is-who in the entertainment industry.

By NN


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