‘I Was Told I’m Just A Typically Spoilt Mandela Grandchild’, Says Zoleka Mandela on her critics

Overcoming her drug and alcohol addiction hasn’t been a walk in the park for Zoleka Mandela.

Zoleka who will celebrate seven years of being sober later this year, reflected on the criticism she faced when she decided to do things her way.


“After abusing drugs and alcohol for 17 years, I’ll be celebrating my 7th year this year in August.  I’m remembering how hurt I was when someone told me that I wanted to do sobriety my own way and that it was never going to work or the number of people in my life that shunned me when I told everyone on Facebook that I was an addict,” she said.

Zoleka added that people called her an ‘attention-seeker’.

“I was told I’m an attention-seeker, that I’m just a typically spoilt Mandela grandchild but they don’t know me or know why I do and say the things I do or those that still look down on me or judge me because they can’t understand why I choose to live my life publicly for the benefit of others,” she added.


Zoleka explained that despite the negativity she worked hard on staying sober and continues to do so every day.

“I checked myself out of rehab after 6 weeks, I still don’t have a sponsor, I don’t attend any Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and I don’t do Step Work but  I feel good about my sobriety regardless because I worked and work damn hard at my recovery everyday.”

Police Probe Joho’s Link To Alleged Drug Trade

Police are investigating if Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has any links to the alleged illicit business his purported relative, Ibrahim Khatri, is reportedly transacting, Nelson Marwa has said.

The regional coordinator made unsubstantiated reports that Khatri’s house in Ganjoni was ransacked and more than three guns recovered. Marwa said the authorities suspect Khatri is involved in drug business. He said Kharti, whom he did not name, is under thorough and intense probing.

Marwa on Saturday at a press conference in Mombasa questioned why the governor was so “determined” to rescue the suspect.

“Why must he obstruct justice? What is his relationship with the suspect? And why must he mobilise everyone to come and rescue a potential drug baron who is wanted by everybody and with several armories in his house?” he asked.

Joho on Friday said he had gone to the Urban police station to enquire about the crime committed by his relative and why he was arrested under unclear circumstances.

Last February in a live interview on Citizen TV, Joho said he is a law-abiding citizen who has never cut corners to earn his wealth. He dismissed as propaganda claims that he engages in the drug trade, saying “those behind the dirty politics aimed at mudslinging my name will never succeed.”

The county boss dismissed as false reports that Mombasa has about 100,000 drug addicts, saying he has been in the forefront fighting the problem through rehabilitation and outreach programmes funded by the county government, the Hassan Joho and Shariff Nassir Foundations, among other initiatives.

Marwa said, “The government is mopping up criminals in all counties.”


Man kills wife, and nine-year-old daughter before committing suicide

Fear and anxiety has gripped residents of Kinangop after a government worker brutally murdered his wife and daughter before committing suicide.

The 55-year-old man used a sharp knife to murder his 36-year-old wife before turning to their helpless nine year daughter who was sleeping in Saliti village near Engineer town.

And on completing his evil mission, the semi-naked man used a rope to hang himself inside the one roomed house in the agriculture rich area.

Emotions ran high as members of the public and relatives tried to come to terms with the heinous attack by the man was about to retire from the Kenya Forest Services.

According to area Chief Magdalene Wambui Kariuki, members of the public got curious after they failed to spot the family in the morning.

She said that the couple had been cohabiting for some years adding that they were yet to understand the motive behind the murder.

“On knocking there was no response but through a crack on the wall some of the bodies could be seen and police were called in,” he said.

The chief termed the scene as disturbing adding that blood from the mother and the daughter was splashed all over the walls and personal effects.

“The mother and daughter were lying on their bed with their throats slit while the man had hanged himself from the roof,” she said.

Speaking on phone, Kinangop OCPD Yawa Chome confirmed the incident adding that investigations had started.

Chome said that the suspect did not leave behind any suicide note adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to the local morgue.

“The initial information we have is that the man killed his wife and nine-year-old daughter before using a rope to commit suicide,” said the police boss.


#PATANISHO: Mtu Anaweza Chunwa Hadi Akaingia Kwa Jirani? – Fridah

Hivi majuzi Abraham Mureithi mwenye umri wa miaka 27, aliomba apatanishwe na mkewe Fridah 24, aliyeondoka nyumbani kwao mnamo Disemba 24 mwaka uliopita.

Akijieleza, bwana Abraham alisema kuwa mkewe alipata ujumbe kwa simu yake huku kutoka kwa mwanamke aliyekuwa akieleza jinsi alikuwa amemkosa kwa siku nyingi na isitoshe mwanamke huyo ni rafikiye Fridah.

“Sina uhusiano wowote na mwanadada huyo na nashuku nikama ilikuwa mpango wao wawili kuua ndoa yetu. Kuamka asubuhi iliyofuata nikaelekea kazini na niliporudi nikapata mke wangu na baba yake lakini hamna aliyetaka kuniskiza.” Alisimulia Abraham akiongeza kuwa licha ya hayo bado anamshughulikia kwani wawili hao wana mtoto mmoja katika ndoa ya miaka mitatu.

Wakti Fridah alipopigiwa simu alifichua kuwa kando na kuwa na mipango ya kando, bwana Abraham alikuwa na tabia ya kumpiga mkewe licha yake kuwa na shida za kimatibabu jambo lililomkasirisha.

“Mwanadada aliyemtumia ujumbe alibadilisha jina lake katika simu yake na kumbandika ‘slim’ ili nisijue, kufanya upelelezi kwa umakini kumbe ni rafiki yangu. Sioni kama nitaweza rudiana naye kwani huwa habadiliki.” Alisimulia Fridah.

Mtu anaweza chunwa aingie kwa jirani? aliuliza Fridah akidhibitisha kuwa hakuchunwa ila alipigwa mara kwa mara.

Pata uhondo kamili.

SUPKEM Urges Doctors To End Strike & Dialogue With Government Over CBA

The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) is urging doctors to end the ongoing strike in order to stop the suffering of patients in the country.

Dr Hassan Kinyua from SUPKEM says the medics who have been on strike for 42 days should embrace dialogue and value life instead of focusing on financial benefits alone.

Kinyua says the doctors have made their demands clear through the strike and its time they go back to the negotiating table as they work.

On Wednesday 11th January, Moi University Medical students staged protests at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in support of the strike by doctors.

The students led by Ben Kiptoo want the government to implement the CBA which the doctors are demanding.

Suspected Thug Shot Dead In Botched Robbery In Pangani

A suspected thug has this morning been shot dead in Pangani area in a botched robbery incident.
The suspect was in the company of three others and had been robbing motorists and pedestrians when an alarm was raised. Police say they recovered a pistol that had two bullets from the slain man before moving the body to the mortuary. The other accomplices managed to escape on foot.
Meanwhile, a businessman and guard were last night shot and seriously wounded in a robbery at a house in Karen, Nairobi.
A gang of four armed with AK 47 rifles raided the homestead and ransacked it escaping with gold and unknown amount of cash. They also grabbed the family mobile phones before shooting the father in the leg twice.
Police say when a response car arrived there, the gang shot and seriously wounded one of the guards before they escaped in a waiting car. Efforts to trace the gang are ongoing.

VIDEO: Real Madrid’s 40-Match Unbeaten Run Crumbles At The Hands Of Sevilla

Real Madrid’s 40 match unbeaten run was brought to an end yesterday, after losing 2-1 to Sevilla in La Liga.

Former Manchester City forward, Stevan Jovetic scored a dramatic stoppage time winner for Sevilla, after Sergio Ramo’s 85th minute own goal had cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener from the spot.

The result leaves Madrid who have a game in hand one point ahead of Sevilla, and two ahead of rivals Barcelona.

On Thursday the Los Blancos set a new record against the same team which ended it days later in their 3-3 Copa del Rey match, with Madrid completing a 6-3 aggregate win in the two-legged tie.

They Whistled Me & Insulted My Mother, Ramos Opens Up ABout Nasty Sevilla Fans

With 13 minutes left in the match, Real was trailing 3-1. But a penalty from Sergio Ramos and a 90th minute equaliser from Karim Benzema meant that Real avoided a defeat.

In Italy Juventus who hold the longest unbeaten record in Europe of 43 matches, were beaten 2-1 by Fiorentina, to remain one point ahead of Roma with a game in hand.

Everton Rout Manchester City 4-0 As Ibrahimovic Salvages Late Draw For United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header earned Manchester United a point against bitter rivals Liverpool, in a hotly contested super Sunday premier league encounter at Old Tafford.

James Milner put the visitors ahead with a 27th minute penalty after the world’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba handled the ball in the box, before Ibrahimovic scored his 14th league goal in his debut season.

The result leaves Liverpool who had goal keeper Simon Mignolet pull great saves third on the log, while united remain sixth just four points adrift top four position.

Elsewhere, Everton produced a brilliant performance to beat Manchester City, 4-0 with Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Miralas, youngster Davies and new signing Lookman on target.

The result leaves City fifth on the table 10 points off leaders Chelsea.

On Saturday, Chelsea yesterday extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League with a three nil win over Leicester.

A brace from Marcos Alonso and additional goal from Pedro Rodriquez gave the Blues the comfortable win. Elsewhere, Arsenal bounced back to winning ways in the league after thrashing Swansea four nil at Liberty Stadium, while Harry Kane scored a hat trick as his side beat West Brom four nil.

Mane, Mahrez & Aubameyang Light Up Africa As AFCON 2017 Gets Underway

Two of Africa’s top talents, Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane, both found the back of the net at the African Nations Cup on Sunday although only Mane was on the winning side as Senegal beat Tunisia.

Mahrez, named African Footballer of the Year earlier this month, scored twice for Algeria but his team had to settle for a 2-2 draw with rank outsiders Zimbabwe in the opening match of a Group B double bill in Franceville.

Mane, voted the continent’s third-best player, converted an early penalty to set Senegal on their way to a 2-0 win in the later game, although the continent’s top ranked nation were far from convincing.

Senegal’s win was as much down to the wastefulness of their opponents as anything else as Tunisia squandered chance after chance in a dominant second half performance.

“We were strong in the first half but let it slip a little after the break,” said Senegal coach Aliou Cisse, whose team were among the pre-tournament favourites.

Mane’s 10th minute spot kick was followed by a powerful header from Kara Mbodji that doubled the score on the half hour mark, leaving Tunisia as the first team to suffer defeat at the tournament after the first three games were drawn.

Zimbabwe were just eight minutes away from a famous win on their return to the finals after an 11-year absence before Mahrez snatched an equaliser.

On Saturday, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang steered hosts Gabon ahead in the tournament’s opener before they conceded a late goal to settle for a 1-1 draw against debutants Guinea-Bissau.

In the second match, Burkina Faso came back from a goal down against Cameroon as their match also ended 1-1.

The next sequence of Group B games are at the Stade Franceville on Thursday.

On Tuesday, holders Ivory Coast open the defence of their title in Group C at a new stadium in Oyem against Togo. The second game pits Democratic Republic of Congo against Morocco.


African Champions Telkom Kenya Beat Ghana To Retain Title

A goal in either half by Jaqueline Mwangi and Terry Juma helped Orange Telkom defeat Ghana Revenue Authority 2-0 to retain the title as the curtain came down on the Africa Cup for Club Championship at City Park Stadium yesterday.

It was a sweet victory for the home team in the week-long event, having won with the same margin in the last edition held in Zimbabwe. And with yesterdays win, Orange Telkom have defended the annual event five times in a row and won it a record nine times overall. In a slow match played under the scorching sun, Orange started the match on an attacking note but failed to utilise their early chances with Mwangi, Audrey Omaido and Betsy Ommala as the main culprits.

Mwangi could have put the home team in the lead barely seven minutes into the match after being fed by Omaido but shot wide. She returned to make amends after 12 minutes with the first goal from a well taken penalty corner by Omaido.

Both teams gathered momentum with Ghanian forwards piling pressure and their efforts almost paid off when the home team conceded a penalty corner, but Vivian Narkours efforts were thwarted by Orange keeper Cynthia Onyango. The ever-tormenting Elizabeth Opoku would have equalised for the visitors in the 24th minute but her individual efforts were denied by the mean Orange defence. The game was open in the last 11 minutes of the first half but the status quo remained.

On resumption, Orange showed early signs of extending the lead when they were awarded a penalty corner in the 38th minutes but Lilian Aura shot off target.

In the 44th minute, defender Terry Juma increased the tally for the home team with a well taken penalty corner by Omaido. Ghanian’s Narkour would have pulled one back for the visitors in the 57th minute but Orange Keeper Onyango denied her as the visitors continued to trail 13 minutes to the end of the match.

The last 10 minutes saw Orange defence stand firm despite the visitors creating a number of dangerous chances.

In a post match interview, Orange coach Jos Openda admitted the match was tough but was happy that their tactics had worked.

“We dedicate the win to God. Going into the match, we agreed to lock out Ghanian number 10 player, Elizabeth Opoku, who was dangerous whenever she touched the ball and we are glad things worked. We are happy we retained the title and our focus now shifts to this year’s event,” he said.

-The Star