LEFT: Rosa Chepochesau Samson. RIGHT: Her grave in Chepkoti village. PHOTO | OSCAR KAKAI
Despite her much-publicised “resurrection” that captured the attention of many in 2017, her real death and burial on Saturday was low-key, strange and secret.
Mama Rosa, whose real name was Rosa Chepochesau Samson, rose to fame in June 2017 after claiming, backed by family members and her minders, that she had risen from the dead following intervention by the self-proclaimed Prophet David Owuor of the Repentance and Holiness Church.
The story goes that then, Rosa had allegedly died on June 21, 2017 after a battle with an illness. Her husband, Samson Lotirakori, then sent a distress message to the prophet who in turn replied saying “it is well”, and she came back to life.
Hundreds of people, mostly members of the church, flocked her home in Cheparten village to witness the “miracle” with many expressing their joy with the Prophet’s intervention.
Most of the church members used her to define the powers of their leader.
It was not long, however, before she would disappear from the homestead never to be seen again until last Saturday when she was buried in a nearby village.
No one knew where she had gone apart from claims that she was seriously sick and was putting up at an unknown place in Eldoret town, some hundreds of kilometres away from Kapenguria.
Information about her death started spreading last week but no family member or any of the church’s local leaders could confirm it.
That she had not been buried at her home in Cheparten made matters worse.
However, on Monday, the husband led Nairobi News to her grave in Chepkoti village, some kilometres away from her home, where she was laid to rest on Saturday. She died on January 22 in Eldoret.
The Nairobi News has established that Mama Rosa was buried at the home of her sister-in-law Kostella Lopisto.
After the alleged resurrection, some villagers in Cheparten were not happy about the news and were said to have forced the members of the church out of the area. Their church was also vandalized at some point.
Her grieving husband on Monday said it was painful to lose her but that she had utilized her time between “resurrection” and death to preach the Gospel.
He insisted that she had died in 2017 and that it was the message from the prophet that resurrected her.
“It took three weeks for her to come back to her senses. She preached and told us to repent our sins,” he said.
Residents were on Monday unhappy with the way her burial had been conducted saying it was done in secret.
“We were expecting Prophet Owuor to attend the burial. Why didn’t he attend?” said Abel Nakapiri, one of the residents from Chepkoti.
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.
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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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