Jubilee Party Secretary General and Cabinet secretary without portfolio Raphael Tuju. PHOTO | COURTESY
Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju did not know what underwear was until he went to Starehe Boys’, he has said.
The Secretary General of the Jubilee Party, and second-time cabinet minister, revealed that he was given his first ever underwear at Starehe Boys’ Centre by founder Dr Geoffrey William Griffin.
“I had never worn innerwears until I came to Starehe. I came here bare…I was a miserable poor little boy when I came here and my first innerwear was given to me by Dr Griffin,” he told boys at an event to mark his old schools’ 60th year anniversary, on Friday, much to their amusement.
“What are you clapping for? Are you clapping for innerwear or are you laughing at me?” he asked the applauding boys.
Tuju went on to become a news anchor on TV in the late 1980s and early part of the 1990s, and later the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rarieda constituency.
Starehe Boys’ Centre and School – one of Kenya’s greatest high school- was founded in 1959 by the late Dr Griffin, Geoffrey Gatama Geturo and Joseph Kamiru Gikubu, as a rescue centre in Nairobi for poor and destitute boys orphaned by the Mau Mau uprising.
It has stayed true to its initial charitable purpose, by enrolling needy boys.
The charitable school educates at least 70 per cent of its students free, and the rest at a reduced rate.
It gives students from all walks of life an opportunity to get a public school education that would otherwise be beyond their means.
“I’ll never ever underestimate the contribution that Starehe Boys has had in my life,” said, Tuju who claimed to have come from a very poor background without giving full details.
Tuju went to Majiwa and Nakuru West Primary Schools before joining Starehe for his secondary education.
The 60-year-old ex-legislature, told the tickled boys that he had walked all the way from Nakuru to Starehe where he met Dr Griffin to implore him for a vacancy at the school.
He said initially he was turned away but was later accepted. He did not explain the circumstances under which he was rejected and then re-considered for a scholarship at the school.
He went on, “Griffins saw potential in us. All we needed was the opportunity and he gave us that.”
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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