A Week in a Minute: 8 Sizzling Tales in Kenya That Made Headlines This Week




We’re per week away to finish a month that may solely be described by one phrase, horrible.

July shall be engraved within the coronary heart of many Kenyans as one of the painful month’s in 2020 to date.

As we come to phrases with how the beginning of this new decade has been, we take a step again and relive the week that has been:

1. Papa Shirandula 

The native Citizen TV star often known as Charles Bukeko handed on after contracting Coronavirus.

The loss of life of the Papa Shirandula was the epitome of how darkish the month of July had been.

Shirandula painfully misplaced the battle in opposition to the an infection after being rushed to Karen Hospital.

Shirandula painfully misplaced the struggle in opposition to the an infection after being rushed to Karen Hospital. [Photo Courtesy]With household and mates nonetheless coming to phrases with the premature demise of the 58-year previous, the artist was laid to relaxation two days after his loss of life in accordance to the foundations given by the federal government on Covid-19 deaths.

2. Njoro

Papa Shirandula actor Kenneth Gichoya alias Njoro moved Kenyans after the burial of the deceased.

Njoro’s picture standing at Shirandula’s grave that had since gone viral, instructed of a person who was deeply affected by the loss of life of a really shut buddy.

Kenneth Gichoya aka Njoro at Papa Shirandula’s grave [Photo Courtesy]

The native TV favorite later defined that he had no phrases to explain the ache he was in figuring out that his buddy was six toes below.

Kenyans consoled with the artist reassuring him that Shirandula was in a greater place.

3. Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania was thrown into deep mourning after the announcement of the demise of the previous President Benjamin Mkapa.

The information that was relayed by the incumbent President John Magufuli, famous that the ex-Head of State died at a Dar es Salam hospital.

The late former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa throughout a previous interview [Photo Courtesy]
The late former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa throughout a previous interview

Unclear of the reason for loss of life, the federal government identified that the 81-year-old had suffered from a brief sickness and was later admitted on the medical establishment earlier than he handed on.

Having performed a key function within the negotiation talks with the previous President Mwai Kibaki and ODM chief Raila Odinga after the 2007 post-election violence, Kenya via President Uhuru Kenyatta honoured him in a particular means.

Uhuru declared three days of mourning and flags to fly half-mast in remembrance of the fallen chief.

4. Cyrus Oguna

Authorities spokesperson Cyrus Oguna was the speak of the city after he overtly introduced that he had examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Oguna expressed that he had developed delicate signs of the virus after coming back from an project outdoors Nairobi.

Authorities spokesperson Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna [Photo Courtesy]He, nevertheless, reassured Kenyans that he was high quality and was in isolation.

The information was however acquired with diverse feelings after he had denied earlier reviews that he had the virus.

The transfer by the previous KDF spokesperson left netizens questioning why he had lied within the first place as a substitute of accepting the bitter reality.

5. Jeff Koinange

Citizen TV information anchor Jeff Koinange joined an extended record of media personalities which were contaminated by the lethal virus.

Jeff was the second Royal Media Providers worker to have caught the illness, per week after standard information reporter Stephen Letoo additionally revealed he had Coronavirus.

Citizen TV information anchor Jeff Koinange [Photo Courtesy]The JKLive host defined that he might need contracted the virus within the Scorching96 studios the place he’s a radio host.

He additional identified that issues had obtained actually critical when he couldn’t inform the style distinction between salt and sugar.

6. Matiang’i

Inside CS Fred Matiang’i discovered himself trending after information broke that he had been admitted within the ICU at Aga Khan Hospital.

The information doing rounds on social media proclaimed that Matiang’i had examined optimistic for Covid-19 and was in important situation.

Inside CS Fred Matiang’i throughout a previous assembly [Photo Courtesy]The Ministry of Inside and the CS disregarded the reviews and termed them faux.

CS Matiang’i himself remarked that he was effectively and didn’t have the illness.

He additional directed the DCI and police division to arrest the particular person accountable for the alarming data.

7. Kilimani Homicide

Kilimani space was again within the highlight for the mistaken causes.

Information broke out {that a} woman was killed after attending a home get together in one of many flats within the space.

Condo the place Kilimani girl was discovered lifeless [Photo Courtesy]
Residence the place Kilimani girl was discovered lifeless

The surprising bit was the physique was found dumped in a flower mattress.

An post-mortem carried on the physique later revealed that the lady was sexually assaulted by her assailant earlier than her loss of life.

Police have been in a position to apprehend three suspects, two of which have been launched on bail as the opposite one remained in police custody.

8. Wakadinali Vs Jua Cali

Looks as if Wakadinali needed some smoke with Jua Cali, a Kenyan legendary musician who has been within the sport for 20 years and likewise invented a complete total style of music, Genge along with Nonini.

The web is evaluating Jua Cali and Wakadinali’s music greatness after Jua Cali mentioned Wakadinali’s catalog would not match his catalog [Photo Courtesy]
Jua Cali who is among the few revered artistes within the nation took to Twitter saying that an artiste who has been within the music scene for the longest time refused to do a Verzuz with him however he declined wanting the cash to be proper earlier than he jumped on the battle with Jua Cali.

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