Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan’s on screen chemistry on Citizen TV excites Kenyans

3 days ago, we found out that these two TV presenters would be co-hosting on Citizen Tv, following the exit of Kanze Dena who landed a State House job.

This is after videos of the new lineup on Citizen Tv was shared widely n social media, exciting their fans.

Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan co-host citizen wikendi news bulletin. These two lovebirds are indeed fantastic Kiswahili anchors and their Kiswahili is flawless.

Their bond has caught the attention of a Facebook user, who shared a hilarious story of how they imagine Lulu and Rashid communicate at home.

The user wrote

‘But their on screen chemistry I can imagine how this amazing couple communicate in their house; there’s no doubt that their house is a hot-spot of Kiswahili in its natural habitat. So assume these two are in bed and Rashid wants to hammer Lulu, how does the conversation go?’

Rashid: (touching Lulu) shikamoo mke wangu! Mbiu ya mgambo ikilia jua kuna jambo.

Lulu: ah mume wangu ni kama umesahau kuwa alalaye usimwamshe; ukimwamsha, utalala wewe.

Rashid: nawe usisahau kuwa amnyimaye punda adesi, kampunguzia mashuzi

Lulu: usiwe wa kukasirika haraka mume wangu kwani hujui kwamba mtaka cha mvunguni sharti ainame?

Rashid: mbona nikasirike mke wangu ilhali najua vizuri kwamba mgaagaa na upwa hali wali mkavu

Lulu: na wahenga nao walinena kuwa mgala muuwe lakini haki yake mpe

(Lulu moving towards the wall as many women do when they are running away from msolokombo)

Rashid: mbona wasonga mbali mke wangu?

Lulu: Fumbo mfumbie mjinga mwerevu huligangua.

(moving near Lulu)

Lulu: mbona wasonga Karibu nani?

Rashid: Fuata nyuki ule asali.

Lulu: umedhihirisha ya kwamba sikio la kufa halisikii dawa

Rashid: nakukumbusha tu mpenzi kuwa jicho liliona vilima halistuki na bonde

Lulu: (finally giving in to Rashid thirst) haya basi mume wangu nakupa mara moja tu leo.

Rashid: (smiling) Ahsante mke wangu, sina shaka hata kidogo kwani utamu wa njugu ni kula moja moja.

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Embu leaders urge government to allow university student to travel to India for kidney transplant

Embu leaders are calling upon the Ministry of Health to reconsider the decision of barring a 24 year old university student from travelling to India for kidney transplant.

The leaders said that it is the right of every Kenyan to seek treatment anywhere they feel there are specialised services.
The political leaders said they would be writing to the Cabinet Secretary for Health Cecily Kariuki compelling her to revisit the decision by her Ministry.
“If members of parliament are going out of the country to seek medical attention, why would an ordinary Kenyan be stopped from seeking specialised medical services from outside,” wondered Steve Simba, Runyenjes central ward member of county assembly.
Further, Simba added that if the government is not going to allow the patient to travel to India then his treatment cost should be waived.
“If they are not going to allow the patient to seek treatment abroad then they should cater for all his transplant costs,” he said.
The leaders noted that the country lacks capacity to treat some complex diseases.
“Our importing of Cuban doctors shows that we lack capacity as a country to treat and handle some health complications,” said the leaders.
Runyenjes constituency Member of Parliament Eric Muchangi said that it is the right of everything citizen to seek and access health care both within and out of the country.
“We would urge the ministry to reconsider its position,” said Muchangi.
The ministry of health had said such service are available in Kenya and there is no need of Kenneth Kinyua travelling outside the country.

Kinyua – an Information Technology student at Mt Kenya University  – was diagnosed with stage five kidney failure last year and has been surviving on three dialysis sessions every week

The 24-year-old is dangerously underweight. He was 65 kilogrammes in August 2017 but he currently weighs 30 kilos.

“He underwent three surgeries last year, I think this led to his kidneys failing,” said John Kandia, his guardian.

Kinyua comes from Kangari village of Runyenjes constituency in Embu county.

The family will be holding a funds drive on August 12 in Runyenjes to raise Sh3 Million.

The funds will be to cater for transplant which has been scheduled to be done at Agha Khan hospital.

-Martin Fundi

Hilarious video of Mbusii struggling to fit his 10-year-old dreadlocks in a helmet

Radio Jambo presenter, Daniel Githinji Mwangi popularly known as Mbusii is one lovable presenter who’s positive vibes on and off the studio has made him a household name.

VIDEOS: Mbusii Talks About His Hats

One of Mbusii’s strong character traits includes his sense of humour which is second to none in the media industry and this was ascertained when the pint-sized presenter was filmed struggling to fit his long dreadlocks in a helmet.

In the video, Mbusii who’s dressed in a reflector jacket is seen trying to fit his 10-year old dreadlocks in a helmet.

In a recent interview, he revealed that he is very attached to his dreadlocks which he has been growing for a decade now.

Mbusii said that he started growing his locks in 2008 after the police shaved his previous hair.

VIDEO: Mbusii Shakes His Dreadlocks

“In 2007 there was a massive crackdown on members of the Mungiki sect and one day I encountered police officers who thought I was a member of the illegal group. They arrested me and shaved my dreadlocks before releasing me,” Mbusii lamented.

“All the same, I did not let that incident put me down and I started growing my dreadlocks again in 2008. I do not plan to shave these ones,” he added.

The presenter however said that keeping the locks in good condition is no easy task because they are many and pretty long, but thanks to his wife, Mama Stacy, he does not have to worry about that so much as she waxes them for him.

Watch the video below.

Betty Kyallo responds to Dennis Okari’s claims that she is over exposing her daughter online

Guys things are thick. Dennis Okari called out Betty Kyallo and her parenting style in a recent interview with Nairobi News.

Dennis is not happy with the way his daughter, Ivanna, is being exposed on social media by the KTN news anchor.

He told Nairobi News:

 “MY DAUGHTER DOES NOT DESERVE THE KIND OF PUBLICITY SHE HAS BEEN GETTING, SHE DESERVES TO GROW UP QUIETLY AND NO ONE INCLUDING MYSELF AS HER FATHER SHOULD INTERFERE WITH HER RIGHTS TO PRIVACY,” DENNIS OKARI SAID.

Dennis_Okari_Betty_KyalloDennis and Betty are in the process of getting a divorce. This is after a much talked about wedding ceremony that set the standards in that sector.

“THIS WAS THE FIRST MISTAKE. MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DO THIS. YOU WANT TO DO THINGS BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT. I WAS A PERSONALITY AND I WANTED THE BABY TO BE BORN IN AN INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE. BUT WHEN WE STARTED PREPARATIONS FOR THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING, THE CRACKS STARTED TO SHOW. A WEEK AND A HALF TO THE CEREMONY, CERTAIN THINGS ABOUT ME WERE SAID BY MY PARTNER’S FAMILY, AND MY FAMILY FOUND OUT. THEY WEREN’T HAPPY,” BETTY KYALLO SAID IN A PAST INTERVIEW WITH TRUE LOVE.

She continued, “When I gave birth to Ivanna, it was not possible to have my mum come in to help me. I struggled with her alone because my mum never felt welcomed in our home. Plus the circumstances around the failed traditional wedding ceremony never really went away. There was always tension around us, between the two families, even us. And I felt I was not being protected by him when it came to his family,” said the tearful Betty.

Eventually, the celebrity couple separated. Betty revealed,

“WHAT DISTURBED ME THE MOST WAS THAT HE HAD NEVER FOUGHT FOR US – IVANNA AND I. EVEN WHEN I SAID I WAS LEAVING HE SAID NOTHING. HE DID NOT FIGHT FOR ME TO STAY.”

 Betty Kyallo

Betty then moved out with her daughter and started her own life and shockingly, ever since they broke up, she says Okari has never inquired about their daughter.

“Going through the whole separation, I lost so many friends. They were all there at the wedding but when things got rough, they ran away. They later returned and said they were ‘giving me time’ to get over everything. We really need to be each other’s keepers and sadly they are not my friends anymore,” said Betty added.

However, in a very recent interview with The weekend Star newspaper, Betty spoke about her co-parenting status with Dennis.

 

“I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KEEP THAT VERY PRIVATE. MAYBE SOONER OR LATER, I WILL BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT IT, BUT FOR NOW, I WOULD JUST RATHER NOT AND KEEP IT OFF THE MEDIA.”

Now Betty just laughed off all the furore caused by Dennis calling for more privacy for his daughter and a complete ban on social media postings of her mages.

In her latest Instagram post, Betty wrote:

“SOME THINGS TICKLE ME😅 EEEH MY GUY! LALENI TAM🤗 MENGINE BAADAYE 😎.”

It is not clear if she finds Dennis’ claims laughable or she was referring to something else, but me thinks that the message in the post and the timing it was posted has nothing to do with coincidence.

Mehn, maybe I’m just too jaded.

Anyhow, here is what her two fans said about her post.

lizzydumido: @bettymuteikyallo nilijua tu utakua tickled so is me, hahaha my guy.

bhucco: Yes Betty, it’s important to consider. Don’t brush off and don’t be misadvised. Look at the positive side of it. Good day.

If this is an indication of the upcoming divorce case, then we should ll brace for a bitter battle in the child custody arena.

Please kill those kidnapers who undressed me and posted the nude photos, cries deputy governor

The criminals who hijacked Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri and forced him to undress are still threatening him after he failed to give them money.

Ndambiri said he is living in fear for his life because of the threats. He was allegedly hijacked in April when his naked video was circulated online.

Speaking at a public baraza at Wanguru DC offices, Ndambiri said the arrest and prosecution of some of his kidnappers has not stopped the threats.

“The government should deal with these criminals conclusively. If they can intimidate a whole deputy governor, what about an ordinary person?” Ndambiri said.

Peter Ndambiri
Peter Ndambiri

The meeting was held to find ways of ending increasing cases of armed robbery in Mwea.

“As you know, I was filmed while stark naked by these criminals and forced to confess many embarrassing issues at gun point. At long last, they robbed me of a lot of money yet they are still issuing threats against me,” he said. “I can’t continue living in perpetual fear. I dare them to come and face me now.”

Ndambiri said the gang tortured and humiliated him during the ordeal. He said most of his attackers were from the area.

“I escaped death by a whisker. It’s only through God’s grace that I’m alive today and can speak to you and explain what happened,” he said amidst cheers from amused residents.

Four teenagers sexually assault doctor in Eastleigh

A Makadara court yesterday found four teenagers guilty of sexually assaulting a doctor in Eastleigh using a metal rod.

They were also found guilty of abducting and attempting to rape the doctor — the wife of a senior government official on July 14, 2016.

Chief magistrate Heston Nyaga said the teenagers were guilty of abduction, while in the sexual assault and attempted rape charges, two of them were principal offenders.

“The complainant’s testimony was credible and without contradictions. She told court the truth by identifying the four accused persons and not linking them with three others who were freed for lack of evidence,” he said.

The four had been charged alongside three others who were acquitted as the prosecution failed to prove they were involved.

“I hereby find the second and third accused as aiders and abetters of the sexual assault and attempted rape offences,” Nyaga said.

He however acquitted the four on a robbery with violence charge, citing lack of enough evidence by the prosecution. He said the prosecution did not come out clearly and the offence “was not demonstrated well”.

“The intention of the accused persons was to intimidate the complainant and have her move out of Eastleigh,” Nyaga said.

The complainant had said the accused abducted her as she left her clinic in the city estate.

She said they took control of her car and forced her into the back seat without saying a word.

CAROLYNE KUBWA/The Star

I Coined The Phrase ‘Lamba Lolo’ From Gregory Isaac’s ‘Border’ Song – DJ Brownskin

In one way or another you may have heard the popular phrase ‘Lamba lolo’ and just like ‘Buda’ and ‘Nomaree’ it has already widely spread like wildfire with just a few people familiar with it’s origin as well as it’s meaning.

To some the phrase doesn’t leave a good taste on their tongues while to some, as long as it’s the current in thing, they are ready to ride with the wave.

However, the phrase was formulated by popular reggae disk jokey, Dj Brownskin who claims that he coined a line from legendary Gregory Isaac’s popular song ‘border’ to fit the now one year old trend.

“Lamba lolo is more of a slogan and as a DJ who uses the popular ‘pull up the tunes’ and ‘kama ngoma inabamba wapi nduru’ sound effects, I came up with ‘Lamba lila lolo as my own sound effect.” Said Brownskin.

Also when you listen to Gregory Isaac’s ‘border’ song there is a line where he sounds like he’s using that line and when you coin the lyrics using the song’s instrumentals, it fits perfectly.

I know there are people who think it’s an 18 and over kind of phrase but it is just another creative line by a creative Kenyan who happens to be me this time.” He added.

Brownskin who is affiliated with the Agugu reggae family has capitalized on the popular phrase and has gone ahead and turned the slogan into a brand which he uses to make money by branding on caps, hoodies and T-shirts.

Listen to the clip below.

 

UhuRuto lose thousands of followers as Twitter cracks down on fake accounts

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were among hundreds of Kenyan celebrities who suffered heavily following Twitter’s crackdown on fake account, on Friday morning.

Uhuru who boasts of over three million followers, lost over 16,000 followers while Ruto who stands at 1.9 million followers lost a total of 7,000 accounts.

According to DailyMail Twitter warned it’s users to expect a drop in numbers of followers as it begins removing locked accounts.

Locked accounts are restricted from posting by the social media site when it detects activity such as tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions, and must be verified by owners before they can be unlocked.

The firm said the removal of locked accounts – believed to number in the millions – is part of effort to “improve the health” of conversation on the platform by deleting suspicious and inactive accounts.

Twitter said the accounts differ from spam or bots – another area where the platform is clamping down – because locked accounts are predominately created by real people, but Twitter is no longer able to confirm they are still in control of the account.

Other high profiling Kenyans who suffered the blow include BBC presenter, Larry Madowo who stands at a little over 1.5 million followers after losing 7,700 accounts.

KTN news anchor, Jeff Koinange also so a huge drift in his follower count after 11,000 accounts were deleted. He now stands at 1.2 Million followers, making him one of the most followed Kenyans.

While many cursed and ‘moaned’Rt. honorable Raila Odinga, however, saw a miraculous increase in his follower count with approximately 200 people following the former premier.

His following now stands at 1.9 Million.

Check the statistics below.

Uhuru Kenyatta – Followers as of July 12 – 3,234,935. Today – 3,218,864
William Ruto – Followers as of July 12 – 1,975,437. Today – 1,968,226
Raila Odinga – Followers as of July 12 – 1,923,245. Today – 1,923,428 (increased)
Larry Madowo – Followers as of July 12 – 1,516,052. Today – 1,508,286
Jeff Koinange – Followers as of July 12 – 1,300,047. Today – 1,288,932

‘Babu Owino saved me!,’ Passaris reveals how Embakasi East Mp rescued her from rowdy youth

Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris was on Thursday chased by rowdy youths in Tassia after they stormed a meeting she had convened in the area.

Four people were injured during the chaos at Tassia grounds.

It took the intervention of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino to calm the charged youths.

Passaris said they met Babu at the gate while she was fleeing from the youths who had knives.

“Babu met us escaping from the meeting but insisted on us returning citing that the youth are our children. He talked to them and we went back and continued with the meeting,” Passaris said.

She said police worsened the situation when they lobbied tear-gas at the meeting.

Passaris had called the meeting courtesy of The National Government Affirmative Action Fund to educate youth and women on financial issues and on how they can access the Youth Fund.

Speaking at the meeting, Babu warned residents against being used by politicians to cause violence and disrupting development meetings.

Babu asked the youths to seek help on how to engage more in productive and development-oriented activities instead of being paid peanuts by malicious politicians to cause violence.

“It is important for our youths to learn from the past experience. We all know that violence helps no one and it is sad that we still have some people out there who believe that giving the 100 shillings to cause fights in meetings will solve the unemployment problem in this country,” Babu said.

-The Star

Children used to unite communities living in Baragoi through sports

Samburu North residents have vowed to live together in peace and unity as they cooperate to bring development in the region despite their tribal differences.

While speaking at Huruma grounds in Samburu North Sub County where a sports competition event was organized for children from Turkana and Samburu communities, the residents said it is high time they will cooperate to eliminate cattle rustlers from their communities.

“We must stop cattle rustling because we have fought for a very long time since 1996, this time round a thief from either Samburu or Turkana community will be isolated and dealt with as a criminal individual,” said a resident.

The unique sports competition event was aimed at uniting Samburu and Turkana communities through their children.

The residents drawn from Bendera, Ngilai, nachola and Baragoi among other villages urged the county government to support inter-community sports competition events, saying the residents will be united and persuaded to coexist peacefully through sports.

“ I ask the county government to be organizing sports events for our children, with this I am optimistic that we shall be united and will work together for development,” said Christine Mojong, a resident of Baragoi.

Julius Eregae, another resident, said that as parents they were optimistic that peaceful co existence will be facilitated by their children playing together.

“We are happy of the unity, we want it to continue through our children, we have seen the children play as a family, no one said i am a Turkana, i am a Samburu,” he said.

Martin Rwamba