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Larry Madowo: WhY Kenya Sevens Rugby Team Used Qatar Airways And Not KQ

It is Christmas in all parts of the country now after the phenomenal performance by the Kenya National rugby sevens team in Singapore. Hundreds of Kenyans have today ,19th April, been at the JKIA and millions glued to their screens waiting anxiously for the arrival of the team that has made Kenya a talking point in the world.

Our great sevens team did us proud during the Singapore sevens after the beat the mighty Fiji sevens team by a margin of 30 tries to 7 .Kenya being considered as the underdogs caught many by surprise with the great display the  put from the onset of the series that had all the top teams in rugby sevens present.

Their win made many Kenyan feel proud of themselves and thereby making the government through  the ministry of sports and culture organised a great reception of the team at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.Many Kenyans anticipated that the team will jet in using the Kenya’s best airline , Kenyan Airways , but this was not to pass. The team jetted in at around 2:30 pm as  expected using the Qatar airlines plane something that did not go down well with many Kenyans.

Most took to the social media to share their frustrations on why they had to use  a foreign airline instead of our own. This online conversation caught the attention of renown Tv present Larry madowo who is currently in Switzerland . Larry felt that there was no basis of complaining as it is a norm for  the qatar airlines to carry rugby  players at no cost.

He shared a 30 seconds video clip on Facebook that did not go down well with many:

“Everybody criticizing Kenya airways for not flying them in , Qatar airways gives free tickets to teams that is why they flew them and they fly every team even the US team which is sponsored by Emirates. So if you are calling out the national airlines for not flying them in thinking you will get shares and look intelligent? you are not looking intelligent you are looking ignorant!! you do not have to comment on everything sit down okay!”

This statement aroused feeling on social media . Here is the public’s reactions to that:

Eric Wainaina : I think your the one who is not intelligent ! Qatar are smart and there PR team is on point, KQ could have take the Opportunity to fly in the Kenyan team because of two reasons ! 1. There are National Carrier and its a National team !
2. For PR and just because there are the official Sponsor
Why should KQ allow Qatar to take all the Glory and yet KQ worked for it ??? WHO IS THE FOOL NOW ????

Lenny Njagi: It’s a legit question that need answers. We care that much about our airline

Kombo RayWe know that Larry, we’re over it already!

Paul Oduor Lonyango: wow nice foto u look great in kenia shirt bro na thanx 4 informing kenyans about it its only that our systems back home hakuna transpiracy lots of thing r done chini ya maji sana kox of corruptions na huku majuu they have system ya calling press conference before team leaves na giving journalist forum 2 ask all the questions they kan think of the kaptain of team na coach face the media na all information is out if we have that chance at home all kenyans will be informed tickets r free na hata kwa auditing za accounts hiyo issue willl not surface kox kila mtu will know tickets ni free nway enjoy your stay swiss iko expe tuu sana na enjoy sunshine mpaka 8pm weather poa sana be blesed



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Boniface Mwangi Stranded In FRANCE Forcing His Children To Sleep On The Floor

Activist Boniface Mwangi is stranded at Paris airport since Wednesday because of a purported security protocol in France.

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Boniface Mwangi who was travelling from New to Nairobi via Paris revealed that he has been stranded in France for more than 12 hours because the airline made a mistake in not offering the right assistance to its passengers.

He said :

“We left New York on Delta airline on Tuesday 2nd September via Paris with my family,an hour late since our flight was delayed. We found our connection flight to Kenya had already left. Air France gave us new tickets to Fly to Nairobi via Amsterdam.

Boniface Mwangi

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We found ourselves detained for three hours by the border police in Paris while trying to get the connection via Amsterdam. My family didn’t have Schengen visas but the airline gave us the Amsterdam tickets anyway. Apparently we couldn’t transit without Schengen visa’s but the Air France ground crew never bothered to let us know that.

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So three hours later in the border police unit (where I had to be escorted to use the toilet,which doesn’t lock) they gave us new boarding passes for a flight leaving tomorrow morning. We went to the Air France office after the police station ordeal with another Kenyan, Evelina Olago, who said they would offer us a hotel for the night, only to come back and inform us that the police said we couldn’t leave the airport.

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To cut the long story short, we are spending the night at the airport. We arrived here 2nd September 10:15am and we shall depart 3rd September 1100hrs (24 hours later).

We are still stranded at the airport and now trying to find what to do with the kids sleeping at every bench and floor we stop at.

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French police have refused to let the airline get us a hotel or so they claim. I went back to the border police base to ask about the denial and the officer l found couldn’t even look at me. The French police may justify they’re trying to keep out illegal immigrants but the lack of empathy,understanding and zero effort in listening to us hurts. We are stranded in France not because we want to but the airline made a mistake and we the paying passengers are suffering. What strikes me is that between all the requests, the shuttling back and forth, the airline’s (Flying Blue-Sky Team) involved didn’t admit we are in this transit mess because of them.”

Surely this is not right not because of anything else but because any passenger or a foreigner needs to be treated with empathy.

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“I Can Not Be Who I Want To Be Without GOD” : Singer Joyce Omondi

On today’s inspirational word we share a note from christian singer Joyce Omondi who recently graduated with a Masters degree at Georgetown University. Joyce Omondi on this note shares on the faithfulness of GOD in her life and how he has been her strength, joy, hope and peace.

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Joyce Omondi

“Apart from me you can do nothing” is a verse that speaks to me really deeply. I know that I wouldn’t be who I am without God’s grace. Neither can I become who I want to be without Him. He is my source of strength, joy, hope, and peace. So to Him I surrender my life because life apart from him is meaningless.

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Joyce Omondi Graduates

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Without Him my efforts are futile. But above all, I choose to surrender my life because He deserves my love and obedience. How else could I express my gratitude for the love He continues to pour over me? I could never repay this debt… so to Him I gladly bow and adore.”

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PIC OF THE DAY : Emmy Kosgei Takes A Selfie With Her Mother And Sister

Award winning gospel singer Emmy Kosgei can be termed the gospel queen of selfies. On this pic today she is seen having a light moment with her mother and sister.

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IN PICTURES : The Launch of Pharmnet That Plans To Reduce Cost of Medicine In Kenya

Pharmnet was officially launched on Thursday evening at Crowne Plaza in Upperhill by Kenya Pharmaceutical Association members to create a channel that will promote efficiency and affordable medical care to Kenyans. In attendance was Dr. Amit Thakker, Founder of Avenue Health, Dr. Christian Turner the British High Commissioner among others.

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Pharmnet was created to link members in community pharmacy practice under an easily identifiable common brand and hopes to deliver consistent quality assured products and services in the most efficient and affordable way possible to the millions of Kenyans who rely on community pharmacy outlets.

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Gloria Muliro Goes Back To Studio: Could This Be Another Big Track From Her?

After a long break from singing celebrated christian Singer Gloria Muliro has gone back to studio to work on her new single. 

Appearing to be very excited with this new project Gloria captioned on her Facebook page:

“…..In the Kitchen ..”

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WILLY PAUL : “Promoters And Companies That I Had Planned To Work With Abandoned Me”

Christian artiste Willy Paul on Sunday spoke on how promoters and companies he had planned to work  with abandoned him when he needed help for his upcoming tour. Willy Paul who for the last few weeks has been making rigorous preparations for  the Hukuniacha tour stated that his hopes were dimmed when he put his trust on promoters who turned out as self centered.

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“Morning family, it’s a beautiful Sunday that the Lord has granted us yet again.. and am sure today someone’s soul will be won into the kingdom of God. It saddens me to see how selfish and self-centered our promoters and companies are… we all know that I have HUKUNIACHA TOUR coming up.. The First One kicks off today in Eldoret then next Sunday the 23rd in mathare Huruma redeemed church.

I went looking for help from some big people that I trust but they let me down… others giving me promises and not keeping them, calling me for meetings but when I call them they switch off their phones. … and as the saying goes “WANAOKUDHARAU SIKU MOJA WATAKUSALIMU KWA HESHIMA” I asked for a good sound system for my 23rd concert to be held in mathare but I was let down and with no option…

Willy Paul on the other hand praised the MCSK who came out to support him and stated told his followers that putting trust on men is just in vain.

“ONLY one ORGANIZATION stood by me for all the 5 tours, and that’s the MCSK… This has taught me one thing, to always put all my hopes in GOD and not man…. for He is the giver.. my fellow artists, beware of these people… they will use you when they need you and forget about you… NOTE: GOD WILL NEVER USE YOU TO GAIN, HIS LOVE IS SUFFICIENT. . Pray for me as we all wait for 23rd.. Huruma is the place to be, baraka as you head to church.”

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Rufftone Size 8 and DJ MO To Headline A Concert In QATAR

It seems this is the season for gospel artistes DJ MO and Size 8 as just a few days after their trip from UK they will be having another concert in Doha Qatar.

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The couple who performed at the Kenya Cultural Week in UK with Willy Paul will now join renown artiste Rufftone at the Recharge DJ Concert that will be hosted at the The L’etoile Hotel in DOHA.

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28 Weeks IN : Janet Mbugua Joyfully Awaits The Birth of Her First Baby

Citizen Tv news anchor Janet Mbugua on Tuesday shared a picture of her baby bump as she awaits the birth of her 1st child. The anchor who got married to one Eddie Ndichu in May shared the picture that was taken after her newscast on Citizen Tv studio.

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28 weeks already! Now the fatigue starts to check in; everyone tells me ‘na bado’!

Janet Mbugua who casts news on Citizen Tv every Monday and Tuesday had taken a leave during her wedding but returned back a few weeks ago.

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Janet Mbugua got married to Eddie Ndichu  who is a banker and an alumnus of Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.

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A Man Mistakenly Calls 911 While Robbing A Home

Authorities say a man planning a burglary inadvertently dialed 911, allowing dispatchers to listen in on his conversation. Somerset County prosecutors say Branchburg police received the errant call on July 27, but were unsure of the caller’s location. They learned that the phone number had recently been assigned to 42-year-old Scott Esser.

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small black mobile phone in man hand

Esser was arrested on Wednesday, after he allegedly entered a Stafford Township home. He’s now charged with that burglary and others in Branchburg and Berkeley Heights.

Authorities say the Branchburg robbery occurred the same day Esser allegedly made the inadvertent phone call.

Esser’s bail was set at $100,000 and it wasn’t known Saturday if he has retained an attorney.

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Tuesday is President Barack Obama’s 54th birthday. Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and at age 47 he became the United States’ fifth-youngest commander-in-chief. He’s beaten out by Ulysses S. Grant, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt, who was only 42 when he took office.


Last year, Obama marked his birthday with meetings and the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. But this year he started the celebrations early. On Saturday he took his friends out golfing at Andrews Air Force and then went to Camp David in Maryland, where he’s also partied in previous years.

Take some time to honor the president on your own today by reading some of his most famous quotes, mostly serious but some fun, collected from Wikiquote, Parade and GoodReads:

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“We always knew that hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it.”

“Six years into my presidency some people still say I’m arrogant, aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb.”

“Societies held together by fear and repression may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon fault lines that will eventually tear asunder.”

“A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.'”

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

“There’s only one thing we can be sure of, and that is the love that we have for our children, for our families, for each other. The warmth of a small child’s embrace, that is true.”

“It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.”

“One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.”

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R.I.P : Video Producer J Blessing Has Lost His New Born SON

We are saddened to state that the son of J Blessing and Chantelle is no more.

Kyle who was born 7 months ago passed on yesterday evening after a vaccination that was injected on him reacted amiss.


J Blessing and his wife had 7 months ago celebrated the birth of their new born son but now are on the other hand mourning the untimely passing of their only child.

Baby Kyle’s 1st public photo was shared on February 2nd by the J Blessing’s wife Chantelle through a post on Instagram.

“Today twenty something years ago i was born, I’m thankful for everyone who has been a blessing in my life,but mostly I’m thankful for my little family,my husband and son mean the world to me…… Happy birthday to me.” she captioned the photo.



It is really sad that J Blessing and Chantelle have lost their first son and we pray that GOD gives them strength.


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“I LOVE YOU DEAR” : Rufftone Celebrates His Graceful Wife As They Mark Their 1st Wedding Anniversary

Gospel artiste Rufftone Igi Igi celebrated his wife, Krystal Mwaura and their marriage after they clocked their 1st anniversary.

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Roysmith Mwatia also known as Rufftone exchanged vows with the beautiful gospel singer Krystal Mwaura in an elegant and colorful wedding at the KAG Church in Buru Buru on Saturday 26th July.

Earlier this week he remembered that day and stated that he didn’t believe that one day he will get married.



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In a ceremony attended by friends close to the family and invited guests the wedding was set to be one to remember. One of kind in deed, as the family of Mwatia’s  made up of singers that is Daddy Owen Fidel Atondola and Sledge lined up to help their brother as he exchanged the vows.

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With Pink being the color that suited the theme for the wedding the couple decided that both the maids of honor and grooms men would clad the lovely color. The maids made themselves pink dresses with the grooms men wearing classy grey suits with pink ties.

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“Wake Up, Satan Is Alive And Well” : Pastor John Hagee Alerts Christians

Pastor John Hagee on Monday alerted Christians of the fact that Satan is alive after news broke that a satanic idol had been unveiled to encourage benevolence and empathy.

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The Bible says that people will be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power and Pastor John Hagee reminded the christian faithful by condemning the act of 700 people who turned up to view the unveiling of the satanic idol.

“Wake up! This is happening in America today! This is what the news is reporting: “Despite the dark pageantry, however, the Temple says its concept of Lucifer is as a literary figure. ‘The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people,’ the group’s website states.”
Satan is alive and well.

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Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking he is a literary character. The Bible tells us that he comes to rob, to kill, and to destroy! He does not come to encourage empathy. WAKE UP! STAND UP! SPEAK UP! It is time that the voices of righteous men and women are heard. Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered!” Pastor John Hagee said 

The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze figure to an estimated 700 attendees at an undisclosed location. The group’s initial venue canceled after local religious groups protested.

The group’s approach to secrecy with the second venue led to little opposition on Saturday, Director of the Detroit Satanic Temple chapter and national spokeswoman Jex Blackmore told Fox News.

“Protesters arrived for a short time at our first ticketing location, but retreated after only about 30 minutes,” Blackmore said. “One woman attempted to block the event entrance and was removed by the police in cooperation with the building’s owner. “

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“We MEET Again, My Brother” : President Uhuru Meets With President Barack Obama In ETHIOPIA

President Uhuru Kenyatta had another opportunity of meeting President Obama when he visited Ethiopia for the multilateral summit on South Sudan peace process.

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President Uhuru welcomes Barack Obama during his visit in Kenya

President Uhuru had previously hosted Barack Obama for 3 days in Kenya (where he co-hosted the GES Summit with him) and they met again in Addis Ababa where talks are being held to develop counter terrorism measures against Al-Shabab.

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The president shared photos of him holding talks in a round table with Prime Minister of Ethiopia and President Barack Obama.

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“In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a multilateral summit on the South Sudan peace process and regional counterterrorism measures. This summit is a consultation on how to make progress in the vexing subject. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and I have led talks on restoring peace in South Sudan under the auspices of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD),” President Uhuru captioned. 

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R.I.P : Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Bobbi Kristina Has Passed On

Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. She was 22-years-old.

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“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months,” Kristen Foster, a representative for the Houston family said Sunday.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Bobbi Kristina’s death Sunday night and will issue a news release on Monday.

Police said she was found Jan. 31. A police report described it as a “drowning.”

Bobbi Kristina was the only child between Houston and Brown.

She was hospitalized for months in Atlanta — eventually being placed in hospice care — after being found in a manner grimly similar to the way her megastar mother died three years earlier. Gordon said at the time it seemed Bobbi Kristina wasn’t breathing and lacked a pulse before help arrived.

Brown — the sole heir of her mother’s estate — did have dreams.


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