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Gidi Reduces Birthday Boy Ghost Mulee To ‘Tears’ After Surprising Him On Air

Breakfast presenter, Gidi Ogidi reduced his friend and colleague Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee to tears on his birthday, when he surprisingly broke out in the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.

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Mulee, the man with a contagious laughter was born 53-years-ago and as he was set to sign off from his breakfast show on Tuesday morning, Gidi celebrated the former Harambee Stars coach with a special message, coupled up with a song.

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Earlier on in the show, Gidi had promised to sing for the birthday boy on air and he rightly kept his word, reducing the presenter to tears.

”Ningependa kukuimbia happy birthday na usitoe machozi tafadhali kwa sababu unajua sauti yangu ni nyororo wakati naimba na inaweza kufanya utoe machozi.

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Kwa hivyo happy birthday bwana Ghost Mulee, wacha niweke sauti ya baritone.” Said Gidi before singing for the legendary footballer.

Listen to the audio below.

 

Boxer Mayweather is the world’s highest paid entertainer

American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.

Reality star Kylie Jenner, 20, came in third on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, largely thanks to her booming cosmetics line that Forbes said put her on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States.

Forbes compiled its 2018 list estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2017-June 2018, before deducting fees for managers, based on data from Nielsen, touring trade publication Pollstar, movie database IMDB, and interviews with industry experts and celebrities themselves.

Mayweather pulled in some $285 million in the period, largely thanks to his August 2017 comeback fight win over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor.

Oscar-winning star Clooney earned an estimated $239 million after selling the Casamigos tequila company he co-founded to British spirits company Diageo in June 2017. Forbes said the sale gave Clooney the best annual earnings of his 35-year career in film and television.

Forbes said entertainers on its 2018 Celebrity 100 list earned a combined $6.3 billion before tax, up 22 percent from last year’s list. Many of the highest earners came from celebrities leveraging their brands through side ventures and through their social media presence.

“There´s never been a more lucrative time to be famous than now, with 11 superstars earning $100 million or more over the past year,” Zack O´Malley Greenburg, senior entertainment editor at Forbes, said in a statement.

“Entertainers have found all sorts of new ways to monetize their audiences, especially with the help of social media,” he added.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson almost doubled his earnings from the previous year to land in 5th place with estimated earnings of $124 million. Forbes said the earnings of the “Jumanji” and “Fast & Furious” star were the largest acting-related earnings it had recorded in 20 years.

The top earner on last year’s list, musician Sean Diddy Combs, dropped to No. 32 on the current list. His earnings on the 2017 list were inflated by a tour and the sale of part of his Sean John clothing line, Forbes said.

Musicians and athletes fared well, with Irish band U2, British band Coldplay and British singer Ed Sheeran appearing in the top 10. Soccer players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also earned more than $100 million, Forbes said.

-Dailymail

Bodaboda Operator Who Rode From Kerugoya To Naivasha To Visit Girlfriend Crashed To Death

A motorcycle operator who rode from Kerugoya to Naivasha to visit his girlfriend was on Sunday night crashed by a speeding trailer along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

The 30-year-old died on the spot while the trailer sped off from the scene as cases of fatal road accidents involving the operators continue to rise.

Three weeks ago, three operators were hit and killed by motorists along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in three different cases.

In the latest incident, the operator had driven from Kerugoya over 200kms when the accident occurred near Maili Mbili center along the busy road.

A driver of a matatu Abel Mwaura said that the operator had been overtaking a fleet of vehicles before he was hit by the trailer.

“The driver of the trailer did not realize that he had hit the operator and sped off leaving the man to bleed to death,” he said.

Meanwhile, a group of passengers heading to Nairobi from Nakuru were on Sunday subjected to a three hour horror ordeal after a group of thugs carjacked a Nissan matatu there were travelling in.

The thugs who were allegedly armed with a gun and other crude weapons robbed the passengers before dumping them in the suburbs of Naivasha town.

The four thugs who had boarded the matatu in Nakuru town later fled the scene before the shaken passengers reported the matter to Naivasha police station.

The incident came barely a fortnight after another group of thugs carjacked another matatu near Kinale forest on the same highway and robbed the passengers.

A passenger only identified as Ibrahim narrated how one of the thugs called on the driver to allow him to take a call of nature before turning against him.

He said that the driver was ordered out of his seat and the vehicle was driven off the highway where they were beaten and robbed during the 11pm incident.

“The thugs even had the guts to transfer all the cash in our Mpesa to their phones before escaping with all our personal effects and cash,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the two incidents adding that in the carjacking cases no suspects had been arrested.

“We are following up the carjacking case while in the accident case the body was collected and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Mbappe to donate almost 36 million from his world cup earnings to charity

Kylian Mbappé recently became a world wide sensation for his sterling performance in the just concluded world cup 2018 games, which saw France emerge as the winners.

The 19-year-old is a talented footballer, but the decision he has settled on after the world cup is what might shock many especially those who feel it was not a right decision.

According to USA Today, Mbappe has decided to forward all his earning from the tournament to charity through Premiers de Cordée, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to sports for hospitalized children.

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Mbappé has worked with Premiers de Cordée in the past, and according to French outlet L’Equipe, he came to the conclusion back in June that the money made during the World Cup would better serve the organization than himself.

And it’s a lot of money. According to Sports Illustrated, the 19-year-old earns up to £17,000 (Ksh1,997,829) (approximately $22,537) Ksh (2,262,317.92) per game

Because of their win in Russia, he could be headed back to France with an additional £265,000(Ksh 35,247,509) bonus (about $351,316) Ksh (35,265,939)

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He was already a star before his incredible performance in the finals, but these money moves have earned Mbappé more fans than ever.

Among other footballers who give back to charity include

1. Didier Drogba

The ex-Chelsea foward helped end a 5-year-old civil war in his country after plea to support Ivory Coast in the 2006 World Cup.

He also has a charity organization called The Didier Drogba Foundation which works toward the betterment of basic necessities in Ivory Coast.

2. Craig Bellamy

This Premier League star has donated 1.4 million pounds(Ksh10,534.29) of his own earnings in Sierra-Leone to start the Craig Bellamy Foundation, which provides world-class education to young minds along with training them for football.

3. Mario Balotelli

He, reportedly, have been seen giving out 1000 pounds (Ksh1,323,30) to the destitute. And his generosity doesn’t end here-he donates half of his salary to various charities. Super Mario Indeed!

4. Mesut Ozil

He donated his World Cup earnings, i.e. 237,000 pounds(Ksh 3,152,324) to the World Cup host nation Brazil. 23 Brazilian children to will get benefit from this and will be able to use the money for their medical needs.

5. Lionel Messi

Messi has a foundation named Leo Messi Foundation and he is an active member of UNICEF. Besides this, Messi actively donates to his home country Argentina. Be it the construction of his childhood club’s dormitory or restoration of a hospital in his home town, he is there to help out.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

He donated 1.5 million euros (Ksh 14,939.72)to set up schools in Gaza by selling the Golden Boot he won in 2012. He has helped to set up a cancer center in Madeira. He is now the brand ambassador for ‘Save The Children’ campaign which helps those kids who suffer from hunger and obesity.

Usilalie talanta! Tharaka Nithi police officer making a killing knitting, selling modern shaggy mats

Tharaka nithi police officer making a kill knitting, selling modern shaggy mats.

Mercy Mugo, an adminstration police constable based in Tharaka nithi county is making a killing knitting and selling modern shaggy floor mats.

26 year old Mugo earns twice as much of her salary knitting floor mats when she is not on duty.

“I work in a post which is not so busy, so I found it wise to start a time passing venture that would also earn me some little income,” Ms Mugo told the Star when we visited her.

The business adminstration diploma holder from the cooperative university college revealed that she is now in love with knitting as she earns extra income while expressing her creativity through it.

Mugo wanted to stand out of most police officers who spend their free time loitering around soliciting for bribes.

“I wanted to stand out and make money from doing something. I kept thinking that I needed to do something to generate income and I had a passion in knitting” she says.

Entrepreneurship had always been her hobby. As she grew up, she would find herself helping her mother weave and sell school sweaters in Nthagaiya market in Embu east. She had no idea that one day she would make some extra cash from a similar art.

“I knit mats according to my thoughts or my customer’s taste, I can make any design, colour, and shape,” she added.

In order to perfect her skill, Ms Mugo called on a friend for training tips on how to knit the mats.

“I was excited how my friend had so many orders, she was so busy thatIi had to turn to YouTube to learn more skills as she could not dedicate all her time training me yet she had pending orders,” she said.

This encouraged her to take up the idea and use it creatively to her advantage.

Six months down the line she has knitted over sixty mats and trained several of her colleagues in the service.

She trains an individual at Sh200 a day for five days.

“In five days most of my colleagues, who are interested, are good and ready to start knitting,” said Mugo

The police constable knits a variety of mats with a creative finish.

She says that her mats can be designed for use in toilets, living room door, bedroom, coffee table and wall hangings.

Her prices are determined by the materials she uses.

She reveals that a standard door mat uses 10 balls of thread with each going for Sh80 while a one metre tapestry mesh goes for Sh450.

“I also do deliveries to my customers so i sell a square metre mat for Sh3,000.

To cater for all kinds of customers Ms Mugo uses old sacks to knit cheap mats.

She further added that when a customer makes an order she draws her desired design on the tapestry or a piece of sack for the customer to choose.

“It takes me three days to complete a square metre mat,” she says.

In order to get a wide market reach, Ms Mugo markets her products via social media platforms.

The business minded police officer is contented with her decision to venture into the mat knitting business, which she does within the police post.

She says that knitting acts as a stress reliever, “I never get bored when i am doing this because apart from enjoying the knitting, it keeps me busy and I find that time moves really fast,” she noted.

She however notes that she faces several challenges as she has to balance between meeting customer demands and serving the people as a police officer.

“Sometimes I have overwhelming orders and I am working, I am forced to reject some orders as I cannot knit while on duty.”

“It also takes time to make big mats that can cover a standard sitting room, this drives the prices high because of the labour involved and some customers do not understand this,” she added.

She is calling upon other police officers to venture into small part time businesses and change the perception of the public that all officers are corrupt.

-Martin Fundi

Two Russian world cup stadiums have already started to collapse (PHOTOS)

Two of England’s World Cup venues in Russia are already crumbling amid claims of shoddy workmanship behind the 2018 tournament glitz.

In Volgograd, a stadium embankment and new access road was washed away in heavy rain.

The arena cost a mouthwatering £198 million to build yet video shows a river gushing from the area which could have cost lives if it had happened during a game.

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It left a gaping hole deep enough to fit a two-storey house.

Water pipes and sewage systems were broken and the power was cut at the stadium, said reports.

Sand and mud poured onto the embankment and some cars even stuck there — as the final was being played in Moscow.

Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov, who visited all World Cup host cities, blamed ‘negligence’ during construction for the problems.

‘A few hours before the end of the championship, the stadium in Volgograd decided to sail to the River Volga,’ he said.

It was due to the ‘violation’ of safety rules during construction which was rushed with the budget being plundered, he claimed.

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Main contractor for the stadium was JSC Stroytransgaz, controlled by close Putin friend, Gennady Timchenko.

A spokesman for the owners Sport Engineering admitted there was a ‘washout’ but denied serious damage to the stadium.

In another England venue, Nizhny Novgorod, a pavement built specially for World Cup fans had earlier washed away.

A roadway also collapsed.

A local report said: ‘Does anyone have any idea how this could happen?

‘How was it built so it got destroyed so seriously by the very first shower?’

-Dailymail

Revealed: The hilarious reason why princess Meghan always wears heels

When the Duchess of Sussex stepped on to the pitch grass at Dublin’s Croke Park earlier this week in spiky stilettos, it seemed surprising she didn’t opt for more causal footwear.

However, the royal is devoted to her heels for a crucial reason – her seven-inch height difference with Prince Harry.

Meghan stands at 5ft 6in while her husband is a towering 6ft 1in, and the canny former actress knows how a height discrepancy between two people can create an ‘unbalanced’ look in pictures.

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Celebrity photographer Glenn Gratton told Femail: ‘Couples with a big height difference look slightly unbalanced in pictures , and often the smaller of the two ends up looking even smaller and is constantly looking up at their partner.

‘Rod Stewart and his wife penny have a large gap but this is minimised by rod wearing Cuban heels and penny not wearing super high heels.

‘In the case of Harry and Meghan she will be wearing high heels to maximise her height and shorten the gap if possible.’

The Duchess is also a fan of high waisted, midi length pencil skirts that create a long clean line.

‘Careful use of wardrobe choices will be important for harry and Meghan to make the couples height difference is minimised,’ Glenn added.

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‘The shape of skirts will also give the optical illusion to make her look taller than she actually is.’

He added that certain situations for couples where one is significantly taller than the other.

‘Red carpet pictures can be exaggerated as they will be shot on a wide angle lens so it makes the height difference look more than it is,’ he explained.

Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate is known to don trainers or loafers when she attends sporting engagements, but the Duchess is taller than the average British woman.

Kate stands at around 5ft 10in while William is 6ft 2in, meaning she can comfortably wear heels without being taller or sport flats and not feel there’s a gaping discrepancy.

-Dailymail

Walicheswo! Arsenal fall victim to embarrassing scam as deal with BYD Auto was signed by fraudster

Arsenal have fallen victim to an embarrassing scam after it seems their deal with vehicle manufacturer BYD Auto was signed off by someone acting as an employee of the Chinese company.

The Gunners revealed in April that they had penned a deal with ‘the world’s best-selling electric vehicle manufacturer’.

However, just three months later it appears the employee of the Chinese company who sanctioned the agreement, in fact, didn’t even work there.

The suspected fraudster, Li Juan, has now been detained and is currently being investigated by Shanghai police.

Reports suggest Juan rented property in the Chinese city and tricked potential clients into believing he had opened a BYD branch there.

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BYD – which stands for Build Your Dreams – designs, develops, manufactures and distributes cars, buses, commercial vehicles and rail stock.

It also provides buses to Transport for London and employs more than 220,000 employees across five continents.

In a statement published after signing the deal, Arsenal insisted the partnership ‘came to fruition following our successful pre-season tour to Shanghai and Beijing in 2017’.

It was accompanied by a picture of Gunners stars Granit Xhaka, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi holding a shirt, upon which ‘BYD 1’ was printed.

As part of the package, BYD would receive ‘pitchside LED signage’ and ‘branding on dugout seats’ at the Emirates Stadium. It also had access to Arsenal Legends for special promotional events in China.

BYD issued a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange last week in which they claimed foul play.

It said: ‘Recently, BYD Company Limited noticed that some media published or reproduced false reports about the Company, which involved misinterpretation of the Statement on Conducting Related Businesses by Li Juan and Other Related Persons through Illegal Use of the Name of BYD released by the Company on 12 July 2018 and distortion of facts.

‘Such reports caused the question to the Company from the public and negative impact on the Company, to some extent.

‘Li Juan was suspected of committing a crime due to faking the identity of staff of BYD and using the forged seal to sign contracts, which BYD has reported to the police.

‘The police is getting involved in the investigation and Li Juan currently has been taken for enforcement actions by the police.’

-Dailymail

Trump most followed leader on Twitter while president Uhuru most followed in Sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. President Donald Trump is the most followed world leader on Twitter, with 52 million followers on his @realDonaldTrump account which has more than doubled since taking office on January 20, 2017, according to the newly released 2018 Twiplomacy study by BCW, a top-three and the first truly integrated global communications agency in the world.

 

Donald Trump became the most followed world leader in October 2017 when he passed Pope Francis (@Pontifex) who is the second most followed world leader with more than 47 million followers on his nine language accounts.  Indian Prime Minister @NarendraModi takes the third and fourth spots, with 42 million followers on his personal account and 26 million followers on his institutional account, @PMOIndia. The official Twitter account of the U.S. President, @POTUS ranks fifth and @WhiteHouse ranks sixth, with 23 and 17 million followers, respectively.

 

Kenya’s President  Uhuru Kenyatta @UKenyatta is Sub-Saharan Africa’s most followed leader with 3 million followers, ahead of Rwanda’s @PaulKagame and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari), with more than 1 million followers each, at the time of the research.

 

As of May 18, 2018, the heads of state and government and foreign ministers of 187 countries had a presence on Twitter, representing 97 percent of all 193 UN member states. The governments of only six countries, namely Laos, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Swaziland and Turkmenistan do not have an official presence on the platform. Even the Chinese government’s State Council Information Office maintains a presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

 

Facebook is the second-most popular network among government leaders, and it is where they have the biggest audience.  Instagram has become the third-most popular social network for governments, with 81 percent of all UN member states having set up an account and many of them are sharing daily Instagram stories.

 

The BCW Twiplomacy study analyzes the activity of 951 Twitter accounts of heads of state and government and foreign ministers from May 19, 2017 to May 18, 2018 using aggregate data from Crowdtangle.com.