Rest in Power : Janet Kanini Passes On After Cancer Battle

Former NTV presenter Janet Kanini breathed her last in this world on Saturday morning after a battle with lung cancer.


Janet Kanini Ikua
Janet Kanini Ikua

“My friend [Kanini] breathed her last this morning,” NTV anchor Larry Madowo tweeted.

Last year in February the presenter said she was free of Lung Cancer stage Four.

In a long post on her Facebook account, Kanini said an MRI scan conducted on her showed no signs of lesions in her liver, abdomen, bones, lymph nodes and lungs.

Friends and celebrities across Kenya shared the messages of condolences remembering her as a fighter and a winner in the case of adversity.


Janet inspired many souls in her battle with Cancer and even through her interviews after she was declared free.


Rest with Angels Janet.


Pay Your Share : 100 Christian Leaders Oppose Trumps Deep Cuts to Foreign Aid

Over 100 prominent Christian leaders and celebrities, including two who spoke at the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, are calling on Congress to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to make disproportionate cuts to federal aid programs that are vital to helping vulnerable people in need worldwide.

The White House unveiled Trump’s “America First” 2018 budget blueprint Thursday. The proposal includes an increase in military spending by $54 billion and also large cuts to the budgets of many government agencies. The proposal includes 28-percent cuts for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which runs many federal foreign aid programs.

In a statement released with his budget blueprint, Trump stated that his proposal includes “deep cuts to foreign aid” and argued that “it is time to prioritize the security and well-being of Americans, and to ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share.”

As Congress ultimately has the power of the purse and begins to mull over the Trump budget blueprint, a diverse group of Christian leaders and famous Christians have signed onto a letter sent to House and Senate majority and minority leadership on Thursday urging them to avoid making “disproportionate” cuts to foreign aid programs that work to serve the impoverished, starving and displaced people across the globe.

“As followers of Christ, it is our moral responsibility to urge you to support and protect the International Affairs Budget, and avoid disproportionate cuts to these vital programs that ensure that our country continues to be the ‘shining city upon a hill,'” the letter reads, adding that the International Affairs Budget brings “hope to poor, hungry, vulnerable and displaced men, women and children around the world.”

“America is blessed with fertile land, abundant natural resources, a strong economy, and faithful citizens who value religious freedom,” the letter continues. “But beyond our borders, many countries experience unparalleled suffering and loss of life due to extreme poverty, disease, natural disasters, and conflict. Today, there are 65 million displaced people, the most since World War II, and 795 million people still go to bed hungry every night.”


BORN AGAIN : Christian Singer Kevoh Yout Gets Baptised

Gospel Singer Kevo Yout renown for his style of Dancehall and Ragga is born again after he recomited his life to Christ.

Kevoh Yout Baptised

The artiste who hit with songs like Ni Wewe, Number One, Papa among others told ulizalinks that this was his second baptism having not previously known the true meaning of baptism.


“I felt in my heart that I needed it because I was baptised when I was small and I didn’t really know the meaning of Baptism.


So when it was announced in church I gave out my name and I got baptized.”


Kevin Yout had been under the radar for a while engaging in his brand Yout Entertainment that goes to the grassroots to look for new talents.


“We have been scouting for talent… Fresh talent, guys that we can mentor in the industry, guys that we feel can take dancehall music to another level.

Although we haven’t been so consistent in our search, this year we are planning to present one artist to the world.. Here. As we continue with our search.,” Kevoh Yout shared with ulizalinks.


We wish him well and keep it ulizalinks for more details about Kevin Yout.



Wedding Dress for Who ? : Kenyan Couple Holds The Most Simple Wedding Ever

The couple that has created a huge talk on Kenyan social media have to be celebrated for taking the bold step of having a wedding with no costs whatsoever.

Weddings are seen to be expensive making men not to be willing to engage in one looking at the dent that their pockets will have after the wedding.

Kenyan couple Ann and Wilson Mutura made the difference of showing that weddings is about the two who will be stuck together for better for worse by holding a very simple wedding. There was only the congregation, pastor and the wedding rings to mark the union between them in Holy matrimony.

Kenyans would react after seeing the pictures on social media by stating the following

Prince Shaffin Lleta

Wa wa wa wa wa wa……I Loooooooooooooooove this!!!!….If All Pastors can emulate this,hakutakuwa na ndoa za ”COME WE RISK/STAY”…….I really love this!!!….SIMPLE But at the end,mtu amepata mume/mke OFFICIALLY!!!!

Millie Odhiambo 

Wow!!!!! I love this,may the Lord bless this marriage.

Pepe Regulator

Is it a drama.

Prince Jasper Ojwach

Not a drama but real marriage before the congregation

Jalimbe Evlyn

Congrats this is what happened to me ten years back and the Lord has surely blessed us.


If it were you, would you engage in the same wedding ?


A Christmas Lesson for us

Remember that a gift should be treasured; not only the ones that are wrapped but ones that are bestowed upon you. Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together, they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the family estate.

The widowed elder man looked on with satisfaction as his only child became an experienced art collector. The son’s trained eye and sharp business mind caused his father to beam with pride as they dealt with art collectors around the world. One year, as winter approached, war engulfed the nation, and the young man left to serve his country. After only a few short weeks, his father received a telegram. His beloved son was missing in action. The art collector anxiously awaited more news, fearing he would never see his son again. Within days, his fears were confirmed. The young man had died while rushing a fellow soldier to a medic.

Distraught and lonely, the old man faced the upcoming Christmas holidays with anguish and sadness. The joy of the season that he and his son had looked forward to would visit his house no longer. On Christmas morning, a knock on the door awakened the depressed old man. As he walked to the door, the masterpieces of art on the walls only reminded him that his son was not coming home. As he opened the door, he was greeted by a soldier with a large package in his hands.

He introduced himself to the old man by saying, “I was a friend of your son. I was the one he was rescuing when he died. May I come in for a few moments? I have something to show you.” As the two began to talk, the soldier told of how the man’s son had told everyone of his, not to mention his father’s, love of fine art. “I am no artist,” said the soldier, “but I want to give you this.” As the old man unwrapped the package, the paper gave way to reveal a portrait of the man’s son. Though the world would never consider it the work of a genius, the painting featured the young man’s face in striking detail.

Overcome with emotion, the man thanked the soldier, promising to hang the picture above the fireplace. A few hours later, after the soldier had departed, the old man set about his task. True to his word, the painting went above the fireplace, pushing aside thousands of dollars worth of art. His task completed, the old man sat in his chair and spent Christmas gazing at the gift he had been given. During the days and weeks that followed, the man realized that, even though is son was no longer with him, the boy would live on because of those he had touched. He would soon learn that his son had rescued dozens of wounded soldiers before a bullet stifled his caring heart.

As the stories of his son’s gallantry continued to reach him, fatherly pride and satisfaction began to ease his grief. The painting of his son soon became his most prized possession, far eclipsing any interest in the pieces for which museums around the world clamored. He told his neighbors it was the greatest gift he had ever received. The following spring, the old man became ill and passed away. The art world was in anticipation that the collector’s passing and his only son dead, those paintings would be sold at auction. According to the will of the old man, all art works would be auctioned on Christmas Day, the day he had received the greatest gift.

The day soon arrived and art collectors from around the world gathered to bid on some of the world’s most spectacular paintings. Dreams would be fulfilled this day; greatness would be achieved as many would claim, “I have the greatest collection.” The auction began with a painting that was not on any museum’s list. It was the painting of the man’s son. The auctioneer asked for an opening bid, but the room was silent. “Who will open the bidding with $100?” he asked. Minutes passed, and no one spoke. From the back of the room came a voice, “Who cares about that painting? It’s just a picture of his son.” “Let’s forget about it and move on to the good stuff,” more voices echoed in agreement.

“No, we have to sell this one first,” replied the auctioneer. “Now, who will take the son?” Finally, a neighbor of the old man spoke. “Will you take ten dollars for the painting? That’s all I have. I knew the boy; so I would like to have it. “I have ten dollars. Will anyone go higher?” asked the auctioneer. After more silence, the auctioneer said, “Going once, going twice, gone.” The gavel fell.

Cheers filled the room and someone exclaimed, “Now we can get on with it and we can bid on the real treasures!” The auctioneer looked at the audience and announced that the auction was over. Stunned disbelief quieted the room. Someone spoke up and asked, “What do you mean, it’s over? We didn’t come here for a picture of some old guy’s son. What about all these paintings? There are millions of dollars worth of art here! I demand that you explain what is going on!”

The auctioneer replied, “It’s very simple. According to the will of the father, whoever takes the son…gets it all.”

Puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? Just as those art collectors discovered on Christmas Day, the message is still the same: the love of a father, whose greatest joy came from his son who went away and gave his life rescuing others; and because of that father’s love, whoever takes the Son gets it all. In life, many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.



Here are 14 Christmas Facts You probably did not know about

1. In A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.

2. The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.

3. Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.

4. According to data analyzed from Facebook posts, two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up. However, Christmas Day is the least favorite day for breakups.

5. The “true love” mentioned in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” does not refer to a romantic couple, but the Catholic Church’s code for God. The person who receives the gifts represents someone who has accepted that code. For example, the “partridge in a pear tree” represents Christ. The “two turtledoves” represent the Old and New Testaments.

6. It is estimated that the single “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.

7. The first person to decorate a Christmas tree was reportedly the Protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546). According to legend, he was so moved by the beauty of the stars shining between the branches of a fir tree, he brought home an evergreen tree and decorated it with candles to share the image with his children.

8. Christmas carols weren’t sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.

9. Christmas trees are also known as the Yule-tree.

10. Did you ever wonder where X-Mas came from? X means Christ in Greek so to shorten the word Christmas we sometimes use X-Mas.

11. Did you know that giving presents during Christmas was once banned by the Catholic Church. It was believed that gift giving was connected to paganism.

12. The song Jingle Bells was written by James Pierpont in 1857. It was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh” and was made for Thanksgiving.

13. Santa Claus 8 eight reindeers are named: Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder Blitzen.

14. If you received all the gifts from the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” you would have 364 presents.

EDITOR PICK Social Issues

President Obama Signs New International Religious Freedom Bill

President Obama signed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, which further strengthens the United States’ effort to combat persecution of religious minorities around the world as part of the country’s foreign policy. “As a world leader for freedom and the protection of basic human rights, the United States should take every opportunity to advocate for people to think, believe, and act according to their religious belief, whether they belong to a minority or majority religion,” Senator James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, who co-sponsored the bill said in a statement.

The bill, HR 1150, is named after a recently retired Congressman who is a fervent advocate for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world. Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th Congressional district since 1981 and is a devout Presbyterian, retired last year. The bill updates the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, signed by then President Bill Clinton to establish within the U.S. Department of State an office designed specifically to address religious freedom concerns around the world.

The upgraded legislation includes provisions aimed at strengthening key positions within the federal government to make religious freedom a top priority. The bill ensures that the Ambassador-at-Large reports directly to the Secretary of State and not a lower-ranking official. Also guaranteed are a minimum number of employees to staff the IRFO office such that the issue will not “become politically irrelevant according to the whims or indifference of an administration,” as noted by Matthew Hawkins of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Training that is currently optional regarding the “strategic value of international religious freedom” will now be mandatory for all Foreign Service Officers.

The bill also more accurately categorizes degrees and types of religious persecution. According to Catholic News Agency, the new policy sets forth a broader range of distinctions than the stark difference between a “Country of Particular Concern” where a government either persecutes certain religious groups itself or knowingly allows it to occur, and a compliant nation where freedom of religion is protected. A lower-tier “Special Watch List” for nations with bad track records on respecting religious freedom has been added. And the government is now required to create and maintain a “comprehensive religious prisoners list” for people who have been jailed unjustly.

The bill’s two original co-sponsors were Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, a liberal Democrat from California who co-chairs the Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus. The bill was backed by Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim leaders, and Republicans and Democrats. “At no other time in history have Christians been as persecuted as they are now,” Dr. Vernon Brewer, president and founder of the Christian humanitarian organization World Help, recently said in a statement. “Some estimate more Christians have been martyred for their faith in the past century than in the previous 19 combined, and persecution in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia seems to be on the rise.”



19 Years of Love : Renown Pete Odera celebrates 19 years in Marriage.

Gospel singer, producer and pastor Dr. Pete Odera is extra happy today as he celebrates 19 years of marriage to his lovely wife Christine Rose Odera. This is what he had to say to christine.

Just over 20 years ago, I went to the Standard Chartered Bank on Kimathi Street in downtown Nairobi to do a transaction. What I didn’t know was that my life was about to change forever.

The lady at the customer service desk knew me and introduced me to her friend, Christine Rose. For the next few weeks we kept meeting almost daily on the bus because the car pool I was in stopped working.

We became very good friends and one day it dawned on me that she was actually THE ONE! 19 years ago today, we got married and this girl has walked with me since.

Reverend Pete Odera and wife Christine Odera

Through everything I have been through, good, bad and even the ugly-she’s been there quietly but consistently giving me her support. She’s made it look easy, like ‘we woke up like this’.

But assuredly it’s been an incredible journey with many ups and downs. I want to celebrate this woman, Christine Rose Adero Odera on our wedding anniversary today.

God make your dreams come true my dear Rose. You are loved and admired, not just by me but by the many people who look up to you.

Happy Anniversary!


Jimmy Gait set to make major announcement today

Jimmy Gait is an award winning gospel musicians who became the biggest among Kenyans after releasing songs that got teased on social media. He went quiet but has now resurfaced saying he never left the gospel music industry. Through an interview with Nairobi News, Jimmy Gait reveals that he has a major announcement to make on Tuesday, December 13.

“I know a lot of people have been wondering where i have been, while others said I have gone broke and I have nothing. What I know is that people will always talk when they do not see or hear from you. People will always talk and jump into my personal life because I do not talk much about my personal life.
I have been creating partnerships with few corporates and what I will be unveiling on Tuesday is the first one and others will follow.

The singer who is well known for his songs “Appointment, Furi furi” among others said he was away from the limelight reflecting on his brand and on his life.

“What I want to tell my fans is that I will be making a major announcement on Tuesday because they haven’t heard from me for a long time. One thing you should know is that I appreciate even my critics because if it wasn’t for them all doors that are opening for me now would not have,” he said.

Watch the interview below.


Rose Muhando: I have been silent but I am still doing Music

Tanzanian gospel singer Rose Muhando has been missing in action for a while now and her fans have been wondering where she is and what she has been up to.
According to edaily: Rose Muhando is currently living in Dodoma, where she is running her own businesses. “My business projects occupy much of my time,” she told Tanzanian newspaper Mwanaspoti.
Rose Muhando says she has not ditched music. “It (music) runs in my blood. My fans should expect new tracks that I would release soon.”

Rose Muhando urges her fans to be more patient, saying she has had her fair share of life challenges that slowed down her music career. Top in the challenges list is health problems, she says. “I have been working – hard. But I have been experiencing pain all over my body. When I visit the hospital, doctors would find it difficult to get a correct diagnosis on my condition,” Rose Muhando said. The Nibebe hit-maker says besides strange illnesses, she has been faced with a lot of temptations since taking a break from music.

Rose Muhando said that there was a time she was extremely confused after rashes that were “strange and very itchy” developed on her entire body. “I could feel things – small animals – crawling all over my body. Normally, it is my legs that ache often. But about the rashes, I honestly don’t know the cause. They (rashes) were too itchy to a point I would feel as if someone was pricking my skin with a needle. When I visited the hospital, they did not find any problem with my health. The doctors only gave me pain killers.

“The rashes would later dry up but leave many black spots on my body. They had such a burning sensation to a point I thought I would die. But now I am recovering,” she said. Rose Muhando has been facing accusations that she abuses hard drugs. She refutes the claims, saying people behind the statements only want to sabotage and ruin her reputation. “I have been hearing those rumours (about me being a drug addict). I would say they are baseless. There are people targeting to bring me down musically, but their plans have not yet succeeded. I am well and I promise I will get back (in the music sphere) with a bang. I already know who started spreading the rumours. I leave it to God to deal with him,” said Rose Muhando.

Rose Muhando was born in 1976 in Dumila Village, Morogoro Province. She was initially a Muslim before converting to Christianity when she was 9-years-old. She had been ailing for three years – all through in bed –, and when she fully recovered she converted to Christianity.

Rose Muhando’s albums include: Mteule Uwe Macho, Kitimutimu, Jipange Sawasawa and Utamu wa Yesu.

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Talia Oyando remembers K-Rupt with a heartfelt message

Reknowned radio prenter Talia Oyando took to her social media page to remember the late musician K-Rupt who passed on November 29, 2003. He was killed by a single gunshot wound by gangsters who had hijacked a minibus, en route to a concert in Nakuru.

This is what Talia wrote “I miss you so much. I still have your funeral program. I look at it from time to time. I can’t believe it’s already 13 years. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I’m sorry it had to be you. I miss you so much. From the days we had sleepovers at my dad’s place with your bro Mwax talking all night to our hangouts with E-sir (I have this one memory) to our fights and you would always apologize even when it wasn’t your fault. Before you passed away for about 2 days we didn’t talk (longest 2 days ever). I can’t even remember what the fight was about but I know it was moody me who was at fault.


You came found me apologized and made me laugh so hard. You were wearing your superstar light blue sweats (ulizipenda Sana). We hugged we danced and talked for so long. Two days later you were no more. I miss you my brother you were one of my best friends and one of the people who was there for me when Sizzo passed away.

You were my rock. I don’t know if I ever told you this but I love you Carlton. And I will never forget you. The great memories of pirates keep me going. I hope you are resting peacefully with your best friend Sizzo. I think of both of you often. You two left on the same year 8 months apart still hard to understand why… You two would have been on levels man levels… I miss you. I love you,”


K-Rupt had released hits such as ‘Tukawake’ ‘Chacha’ and ‘Dada Njoo’.


Eunice Njeri makes a new step in her life (Photos)

Gospel singer Eunice Njeri finally walks down the aisle in a colourful wedding ceremony in the U.S.A. The wedding took place almost two weeks after her pre-wedding.
Here are some of the pictures.





Radio Africa launches Sports Station (Photos)

It was such a colorful event as Radio Africa launched a new product on Tuesday, November 29 at the Nairobi Capital Club.
Bamba Sport is the name of the product and it is 24-hour Sports news and information channel that sits on the Bamba TV platform. Head of Bamba Sports Carol Radull says the channel, which has been on air since June, is designed to be extremely interactive, with fans calling in live and engaging each other on social media during the hourly sports news bulletins adding that it contains the latest sports news across the world

Radull says the station will also promote local sport more. This comes almost two years since Radio Africa Group launched Bamba TV decoder.




Has Lovy Longomba Become a healer? Watch Video

Over 9 years ago celebrated singers The Longombas left the country to look for greener pastures in the USA. Since then Christian and Lovy – have released a few songs like Queen and What You Like.

Christian will continue to pursue his music and you will soon be seeing his songs. This comes after his recovery from a brain surgery to remove a tumour close to one and a half years ago. Lovy on the other hand is supposedly the lead pastor at the Revelation Church Of Jesus Christ based in California. The church has a young following drawn from different races.

About a month ago the church posted a video of Lovy praying for an elderly woman and healing her. Whether it is Lovy longomba or a look alike we will leave it to you to tell. watch the video below.


Top Hairstylist of Roots Salon Calls On D.P RUTO to Apologize For Calling Them ‘Mere Hair Dressers’.

Renowned hair dresser has come out to ask the Deputy President of Kenya to apologize for calling hair dressers mere, this is after the D.P called Kabura, the lady being questioned about the NYS corruption scandal, a mere hair dresser.
Steve took to facebook to ask the Deputy President to apologize and respect these “mere hairdressers” because they contribute in building the economy of the nation. This is what he said:

“I want DP Ruto to apologize on thinking and saying that “mere hairdresser ” and thinking that we cannot make money like he did .he should know that 16billion ksh is generated to this country by this MERE BUSINESS annually , Iam not defending kafura or any thing of short.all I want from you mr DP is to PUT RESPECKT ON US.”



Shopping in Nairobi may become more expensive

Residents of Nairobi may start paying for plastic bags they use for shopping goods if Governor Evans Kidero signs into law a new Bill approved by the County Assembly. The Nairobi County Plastic Control Bill 2016 says the county’s Environment department will set the price for the bags based on quality and size.

According to Nairobinews, the fee is designed to encourage re-use of the bags and reduce littering. It is also intended to encourage consumers to use alternative methods of carrying commodities in the fight against pollution. “No retailer shall make available to consumers any plastic bags free of charge,” the Bill sponsored by Umoja I Ward representative Njoroge Maina states.

The Bill will apply to the entire supermarkets, large stores, small corner shops and grocery stores. Retailers in breach of the law risk a jail term not exceeding one year or a maximum fine of Sh 3 million or both. “The main object of this Bill is to outline legislative measures for controlling the manufacture, usage and disposal of plastic carry bags… so as to conserve, restore and maintain a clean environment and control pollution within the precincts of Nairobi City County,” Mr Maina says in the Bill’s memorandum.

Introduction of the fee will further choke households already struggling to make ends meet.

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