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– Joyce Wanjiru returned to their Sobea home on Wednesday, November 13

– The girl went missing from the Nakuru showground where her grandmother had sought refuge after alongside other IDPs

– The two had been rescued by police after they were displaced from their home during the 2007 post-election violence

– A then four-year-old Wanjiru was rescued and taken to a children centre in Kajiado after nobody claimed her

– Efforts to reunite the two were coordinated by the children’s department in Nakuru and the children’s home in Kajiado

– Before celebrating their re-union, there were some tense moments when Wanjiru failed to recognise her grandmother

When violence spread throughout the country following the 2007 General Election, 60-year-old Joyce Irungu was one of the victims who was displaced and lost her husband in the chaos.

Irungu took her then four-year-old granddaughter and joined thousands of other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Nakuru Showground.

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The 60-year-old grandmother was lost for words when she laid her eyes on Wanjiru as tears of joy rolled freely down her cheeks. Photo: The Standard.
Source: UGC

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But as fate would have it, another disaster struck; the four-year-old granddaughter, Joyce Wanjiru, went missing from the camp, The Standard reported.

However, Irungu’s prayer to be reunited with her was answered on Wednesday, November 14, 2019 when Wanjiru, now 16-years-old, returned to their Sobea home.

The 60-year-old grandmother was lost for words when she laid her eyes on her lost and found granddaughter as tears of joy rolled freely down her cheeks.

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“My granddaughter, is that you? Unbelievable! Am I dreaming or is this real? Thank you God for answering my prayers,” expressed Irungu.

“I always prayed and hoped to see my grandchild again and the day I longed for has finally come,” she added.

The two were joined by other family members and neighbours to witness the reunion as news of Irungu’s granddaughter’s return spread like bush fire.

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Joy for Nakuru family after girl who went missing during 2007 post-election violence returns home

Joyce Irungu took her then four-year-old granddaughter and joined thousands of other IDPs at the Nakuru Showground. Photo: Kenya Buzz
Source: UGC

However, before the celebrations, there were some tense moments when Wanjiru failed to recognise her grandmother until Irungu explained to her who she was.

“For 12 years, I did not know where she was. I thought she had died. I only learnt the other day that Wanjiru was at a home for the needy in Kajiado,” she said.

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Efforts to reunite the two were coordinated by the children’s department in Nakuru and Tania Integrated Centre, a children’s home-based in Kajiado county where the girl had been living.

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She said while she was taken good care of at the children’s centre, she always hoped to go back home after learning she had a family.

“I am happy to meet my grandmother and other relatives after such a long time. I always longed for this day. I really wanted to know how my grandmother was doing,” said Wanjiru.

The teenager was rescued by officers from the children’s department who handed her over to Tania Integrated Centre after she separated from her family.

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Joy for Nakuru family after girl who went missing during 2007 post-election violence returns home

Before the 2007 post-election violence that saw over 1,000 people killed and more than 600,000 others displaced Irungu lived with her family in Burnt Forest. Photo: Daily Nation.
Source: UGC

Before the violence that saw over 1,000 people killed and more than 600,000 others displaced due to the disputed presidential election, Irungu lived with her family in Burnt Forest.

Her husband, John Irungu, was killed during the skirmishes while her two children ran away.

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She was rescued together with her granddaughter by the police who took them to the Nakuru Showground.

She said she had visited several children’s home and was beginning to lose hope when she received a phone call from the children’s department informing her Wanjiru was in Kajiado.

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New Bae? Sherlyne Anyango Gets Naughty With Mzungu In The States (Video)

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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.

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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.

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”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.

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Tips to help you get the perfect blazer Eve woman

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 Choosing a blazer is key as it can either break or make your outfit (Image: Pinterest)

 

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:

 Always go for a colour that will pair well with most pieces in your closet (Image: Pinterest)

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.

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 The design and texture of a blazer will play heavily on how good you look (Image: Pinterest)

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.

 The longer the blazer, the more you can play around with your pieces (Image: Pinterest)

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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Sewage Menace in Pipeline, Residents Cry For Help

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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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