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Joy as Celebrated Citizen TV news anchor Jeff Koinange recovers from Covid-19.

Jeff Koinange on Thursday made public his recovery from the dreadful Corona virus.

Through social media,Mr. Koinange said that he took tests all of which turned negative.

He thanked all his followers who stood with him in prayers as he battled the virus.

“Folks…Day 17 in isolation and I just got my 2nd test results…NEGATIVE…I have BEATEN this MONSTER! And YOU can too! Thank you for ALL your Prayers, Kind Words and Good Wishes! TOGETHER can win this WAR against #COVID19 God Bless! Twende Kazi,” read his tweet.

14 days after testing positive for the virus Jeff said he took another test although he was advised to wait for 72 hours before having a repeat test.

He was talking on Wednesday as he read news from home.

“..some news, after day 14, I tested again… I was negative… people from the clinic have insisted I should test again in 72 hours to get a double negative,” he said.

He made his status public on the 20th of July although he was assymptomatic. He was therefore prompted to have self isolation.

“Folks, just to let you know, I have tested POSITIVE for Covid-19. I’m doing Good..NO symptoms…and my Family is fine. All my close contacts have been informed. Right now I’m in self isolation. Many thanks to Royal Media Services Management for its Support. Stay SAFE & God Bless!” wrote Jeff.

Jeff’s counterpart Stephen Letoo with whom they host a political show at hot 96 fm also tested positive for the virus.

It is said that many other journalist from the media house also tested positive and are yet to make their status public.

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Soon I will only marry one wife-Bongo Star Diamond

Bongo Star, Diamond has expressed fears of being Bewitched should he marry many wives.

The marriage of his sister Esma Platnumz provided him with the perfect opportunity to disclose he wants to marry soon.

Asked when he will marry,Diamond quickly responded “soon”.

He was speaking during an interview at a Maulid Ceremony in Madale.

His intagram post “Inshaallah Mwenyez Mungu anijaalie Iddi ijayo, nami niile nikiwa kwenye ndoa.” Was also an indication of his intentions.

It is during the ceremony that the singer made public his intentions to only have one wife,saying that otherwise is stressful and exposes a man to witchcraft because of infighting among co-wives.

“Mimi namuomba mwenyezi mungu inshallah nikipata mtu wa kunipenda sawa inshallah. Mwenyezi Mungi anipe baraka tuu,” Diamond said.

“I can’t marry many women coz they will bewitch me. When women are many, there will also be so much drama and I am busy. So my mind is set on one wife now.” 

In the past,Diamond claimed that baby mama (Hamisa) attempted to bewitch him into marrying her.

He alleged that Hamisa colluded with her mother to kill his mother Bi Sandra Dangote.

He also claimed that the duo were twisting stories so as to seem as if his mother and sister Esma Platnumz are the evil ones.

It had been rumoured that Diamond had an affair with ex Miss Tanzania Jihan Dimack and said he would be marrying her.

She however denied it, saying in an interview with Sky Walker and Creez Favors of SnS that they are friends.

“We know each other because we are in the same industry. He is somebody who is respected very much, he is very humble, he is a nice person and very hard working, so I do respect and admire him, but we are not as what people think we are (dating). Let me just clarify that,” she said.

“It’s very crazy, I’m getting even phone calls from Russia. They are like, Jihan, I heard you are getting married to one of the biggest musicians.

“Everyone is talking about it but it’s not what people think. But why is it that every time I attend these events, I trend, people, pair me with somebody else.”

Summary:World Under-20 Championships New Dates finally Out

The Nairobi World Under-20 athletics Championships are are scheduled for August 17 to 22 year 2021.

This will be just one week after completion of Tokyo Olympics.

Initially the championships were to take place in July 7 to 12 this year but were postponed following the breakout of COVID-19.

In accordance with competition rules, athletes aged 16 to 19 on 31st December next year will be eligible to participate,a statement from World Athletics on Thursday indicated.

The 2020 World Under-20 chief executive officer Mike Rabar termed the announcement as good news saying that they will have to colour thoroughly prepare in order to make the event a success.

“We shall go back to the drawing board and make some adjustments to ensure that all is well,” said Rabar.

He said the two athletics Kenya is to bring in more athletes as the age bracket said we’ll buy some from participating.

Race walking team champions

These will now take place in April 23-24, 2022 in Minsk, Belarus.

There was also a slight change in  World Athletics Half Marathon Championships due for Yangzhou in 2022 ,moving back one week, from March 20, 2022, to March 27, 2022.

This year’s World Half Marathon Championships have been pushed from March to October 17 in Gdynia, Poland due to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the World Athletics president Sebastian Coe ,Scheduling the world athletics championship has been made difficult owing to the inyerruptions by the corona virus outbreak.

Dates in Summary

The Nairobi World Under-20 Championships in athletics:August 17 to 22  year 2021.

World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships

March 20, 2022, to March 27, 2022.

World Half Marathon Championships

October 17 in Gdynia, Poland 

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Why Singer Bahati Has officially left Gospel Industry.

Bahati has officially said bye to gospel industry.

He gave the revelation saying that despite leaving the industry his faith is still intact.

He was talking during an interview with MC Jessy on his new YouTube segment Jessy Junction.

“The Gospel is Christ. I have Christ in my heart and I believe in God and he is the reason I’m at the top. I cannot leave Christ but the gospel industry is rotten.” Bahati told Jessy.

Bahati cited lack of peace of mind as one of the reasons for leaving the industry.

“I was fought a lot in the gospel industry so when I do a gospel song, I do it for God, not for the people. I just separated myself from the gospel industry for a while, but I’m in Christ and the Lord is my personal saviour.”

He said the audience for his secular music is made up of those in the secular world and church goers  who have criticized him for the kind of songs he sings.

“I think right now ‘Wanani’ is the most played song in the country, and it’s because ina-requestiwa both na watu wako secular na watu wako church because I’m still a son of Christ.”

This year has been so controversial for Bahati after having his label signees arrested, face criticism after the song’s release. 

Critics claims that his music this year lack spiritual content and as such do not befit the gospel music genre.

He has done several collabos with secular musicians such as Kansoul in ‘Kererembe’.

A comment on YouTube reads, “Huyu ni yule Bahati aliimba ngoma ya ‘Barua’? Grace ya Mungu na content ni kweli huisha aki. Wacha niendelee kusikia ‘Tuheshimu ndoa’ ya Stivo Simple Boy, wasee.” 

The follower seems to be questioning Bahati’s current songs.

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Former AFC Leopards coach sacked by Yanga over demeaning remarks.

Luc Eymael,the former AFC Leopards , has been sacked by Tanzanian giants Yanga SC.

He was sacked over remarks he made after the Sunday match between Yanga and Lipuli where the former won with a single goal.

Luc Eymael complained of poor state of Tanzanian pitches,accused Tanzania Football Federation and referees of favouring the opponents ,Simba.

Besides ,he complained that he was not taken care of.

“The pitches in Tanzania are really bad, they are not even what we have in the seventh division in Europe. This is not for me.

The officiating too is very pathetic and always against Yanga. I don’t have a car, no DSTV connection, no WiFi, please just let me go away,” Eymael ranted after the match.”

“The fans know nothing about soccer and are always shouting like monkeys.

The Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) works to the favor of Simba and I don’t enjoy anything in Tanzania. This is not for me. Yanga is disorganized and will never win the league,” he added.

The Belgian Coach later expressed remourse on social media but it was too late as Yanga confirmed his sacking on Monday morning.

“I want to sincerely apologize to the people of Tanzania, Yanga’s leaders, supporters and sponsors about the remarks that came out. Those are not words of Luc Eymael those are words of pure frustration, disappointment and emotions,” he posted. 

His fate had already been determined though.

“The management of Yanga is very saddened with the remarks made by coach Luc Eymael that have spread on social media and local media channels. Due to this, we have sacked him with effect from Monday 27 July,” the statement reads in part.

“We apologize to our leaders, TFF, club members, our fans and all football stakeholders over the remarks made by the coach. Yanga values discpline and we are against any form of discrimination,” it adds.

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SIZE 8 : Thoughts of Divorce are traumatizing me.

Size 8 now says that the thoughts of divorcing her husband  DJ Mo are giving her sleepless nights .

This comes just a month after the singer and a mother of two  assured her fans that her marriage was fine.

She opened up and said this during a segment on her and hubby DJ Mo’s reality show, ‘Dining With The Murayas’.

The sentiments followed DJ Mo’s accusations that she is a nag.

In a rejoinder she said,

“The reason I call him that much is because I have my own reasons. The truth is I have been doing all he is accusing me of,” she said.

“There are times when paranoia, lack of security and lack of trust hits me.”

Asked if she was incessantly calling because she suspects DJ Mo is up to no good, she said she was doesn’t in any way intend to offend him.

“Sometimes my heart is not at peace,” she said. “I love my husband and the thought of divorce is giving me sleepless nights, and I do not want it in my house.”

DJ mo accused the wife of constantly calling to establish his whereabouts and in the event that he came back to the house late she really drew conclusions.

This, he says, has made his marriage to start feeling like a troublesome job.

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Abortion should be legal:Rapper Kanye West during the official launch of his campaign for 2020 US Presidential elections.

The American rapper,singer and song writter,Kanye West has officially launched his bid to the White House .

The 43 year old man is running as a candidate for his self-styled “Birthday Party”.

During the event he made several rants including on abortion and on abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

His last bid for the white house has raised eyebrows with fans asking whether it’s just a promotional stunt.

The rally was held in Charleston West Virginia.

It was not clear from the event whether his decision to go for the top seat was genuine but a now-deleted tweet sent from West’s account on Saturday, appearing to show the song list for a new album, added to the speculation.

The event took place at the city’s wedding and Conference Hall and was limited to only registered guests.

His campaign website however had no function that allowed people to register.

At the rally
Kanye West made his way to the venue with a hair cut “2020”, clad in protective security vest and without a microphone addressed the gathering.

The audience neither had a microphone hence Kanye found hard  time silencing the crowd so that he could hear their questions and respond appropriately.

He broke into tears  while  speaking about abortion saying that his mother nearly aborted him. “There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy.

“He added: “I almost killed my daughter… even if my wife [Kim Kardashian West] were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn’t want to.

“He however said that abortion should be legalized but the struggling mothers be financed, suggested that anybody who has a baby be given a million dollars.

“The only thing that can free us is by obeying the rules that were given to us for a promised land,” he said.

“Abortion should be legal because guess what? The law is not by God anyway, so what is legality?”

At another moment, he gave an impromptu monologue about 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman.”Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people,” he said.

He also shed tears while talking about her mother who succumbed to complications during cosmetic surgery in 2007.

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President Kenyatta leads top politicians in mourning Papa Shirandula.

President Kenyatta and his deputy Ruto among other politicians have mourned the late TV actor Charles Bukeko popularly Known as Papa Shirandula.

The head of state Euologised him as a gifted storyteller whose contribution to the development of Kenya’s entertainment sector will forever be cherished.

On his side,the deputy president in a tweet commended Bukeko for his talent and skill saying his “electrifying and distinctive performances” will continue to enlighten many.

The list did not end there as Bukeko was also mourned by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya and Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.

Below are the tweets;

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Papa Shirandula’s Biography: Networth,Family, Awards & Hobbies.

Charles Bukeko commonly known with his stage name and Citizen TV programme Papa Shirandula passed on, on 18th of July at Karen Hospital.


At the time of his demise,Papa was 58 years of age, a first born in a family of four.

Wife and Children

He has left behind one wife named Beatrice and 3 children although many people only knows about his TV family,Wilbroda and Naliaka.

Career In Acting

He won several awards for example the Kalasha Award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ back in 2010.

He was also one of the best household entertainers in his Citizen Television programme “Papa Shirandula”

His satire and humor earned the program massive following especially among children.

Shirandula’s sickness

Papa developed breathing complications on 11th of July after coming back from a medical check up.

Prior to that ,he had not shown any sign of sickness.

Cause of death

While talking to one of the dailies,his brother-in- law Rowland said that he passed away after collapsing at the Karen Hospital.

The family said that after he returned home on the 12th of Sunday,Papa was not feeling well.


Sources indicates that Bukeko was one of the richest Actors in Kenya due to his advertisment gigs.

Newbies playing leading roles in a TV show pockets about 10,000 per episode.

He however took home 25,000 per episode on Citizen TV’s Shirandula.

Coupled with advertisments for huge companies such as cocacola ,He took home a lot of money.

Other talents.

Unknown to many,Papa was also a script writer besides acting and production roles.

Football club of choice

Papa held a belief that international football clubs and teams demean

Africa’s and therefore he was not supporting any of them.

In Kenya,he was a fanatic of AFC leopard.

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Veteran actor Charles Bukeko (Papa Shirandula) is dead.

Celebrated Citizen TV actor Papa Shirandula has passed on.

Brother-in-law Rowland Wanyama said that Papa passed on after collapsing at the Karen Hospital.

“It is sad he didn’t make it out of the hospital alive. He had tested positive for Covid-19. We are devastated,” he said.

According to the family,Papa was not feeling well after going back to Nairobi.

On Monday,he went for check up at the Karen Hospital and returned home.

He had not shown any signs of ill health untill Saturday morning when he started experiencing breathing complications.

He was an award-winning actor. He won Kalasha Award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ in 2010.

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Ohangla legend Late Lady Maureen’s “Ex-lover” request family to allow him bury her.

A man from Migori purpoting to be the Late lady Maureen’s ex husband has requested the family to permit him to bury her love.

The man,identified as Jack ,comes from Masara in Suna west sub-county and works at a gold mine in Osiro Matanda in Nyatike sub-County.

Jack told the standard that they had been in marriage for six years before parting ways.

He went ahead to say that while still in relationship ,Maureen asked him that in the event that she dies before him then he should burry him and he agreed.

The man is now asking the family to allow him fulfill the promise he had made to Maureen.

He said that despite the fact that he had not paid her family bride price, they had mutually agreed to bury each other depending on the first to pass on.

“Achieng was my wife even though I had not taken dowry to the family, she requested me to bury her if she died first and promised to bury me if I passed on before her,” he said. 

He accused the family of rejecting his request to bury his ex-lover despite efforts to do so.

“I have approached them and requested to be allowed to bury her but the family have declined,” he said.

Regarding their meeting, Jack said they were both members of Princess July band and that’s where they met.

He was part of the many who turned up for body viewing ceremony at Ojele Memorial Hospital Mortuary.

He further said that they married immediately Maureen joined the band.

Love Journey with Lady Maureen.

Jack said that when later Maureen left for Tonny Nyadundo’s band where she sharpened her Ohangla singing skills,they separated.

“After six years of love, we separated and she joined Tonny Nyadundo’s band where she learned how to play Ohangla,” Said Jack

The man says that the family has refused to give in to his plea despite the fact that he wants to fulfill his promise.

“I was willing to bury Lady Maureen to fulfil the love promise we made to each other being my first lover, but they have rejected the offer.”

The family spokesman Charles Ochieng in refuting his claims said that many people have also requested for the same but non has been allowed.

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Javelin Champion Julius Yego lands a new global job that everyone is talking about.

Javelin Champion Julius Yego has been appointed to head Africa at the athletics  association.

The association is an independent organisation established for athletes.

The project was officially launched on Thursday by the organization’s first president Christian Taylor.

Taylor is an American triple jumper and two-time Olympic champion.

In a statement, Taylor said,

“I am very proud of the progress made by the members of the Athletics Association Board. Since its initial inception a lot of work has been put in to establish the right governance and long-term viability that is essential to do justice to the athletes we represent.”

“It’s this that has attracted the commitment and support of the athletes on the Board. We have athletes from every continent, and a wide variety of disciplines; we are made up of Olympic and World champions, as well as world record holders and continental champions,” the four-time world champion added.

Besides Yego,another apointee was Marie Josee Ta Lou from Côte d’Ivoire, just to mention a few representatives.

Mr. Yego expressed gratitude for the appointment and promised to fight for the rights of athletes.

Javelin Champion Julius Yego in a past sports event.

“Am very much happy and humbled to have been elected board member of The Athletics Association, as African rep, thank you, everyone, who took part in this process I will strive to help all and sundry, for the rights of athletes voice.

“We in #TheAthleticsAssociation look forward to championing for the Athletes rights and seek advice and also give advice where necessary to #WorldAthletics concerning the athletes’ issues,” Yego said.

Yego also received congratulatory message from the Kenya’s National Olympic Committee through twitter.

“Congratulations on your selection as a board member representing African athletes. Today (Wednesday) marks the formal launch of The Athletics Association, an independent organization established for athletes,” read the NOC-K twitter post.

The Athletics association was formed with a view to providing athletes with a stronger voice so as to fight for stronger rights of the athletes.

Its formation followed worldwide calls from athletes to have an independent global representation.

The association will engage in positive dialogue with the sport’s governing body, World Athletics, and their own athletes’ commission.

It will also hold World Athletics to account when necessary and challenge them if they are not acting in the best interest of athletes.

  • Christian Taylor (President) (USA)
  • Emma Coburn (Vice-President) (USA)
  • Julius Yego (Kenya)
  • Allyson Felix (USA)
  • Ashton Eaton (USA)
  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson (United Kingdom)
  • Shaunae Miller-Uibo (The Bahamas)
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)
  • Tianna Bartoletta (USA)
  • Tom Walsh (New Zealand).

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