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Amputee Biker Bill Kasanda Shares his Physical and Psychological Recovery Journey

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Bill Kasanda, a professional biker and Mental Health Awareness Ambassador had a normal childhood and life up until the age of 26, on October 2015 when everything changed for him. He was out one day racing and having fun with friends when he was involved in a motorcycle accident that claimed his foot.

“I was rushed to the hospital to try and save the foot but it was too late. I was in a lot of physical pain but the emotional pain was too much to bear.”
Bill had two surgeries and spent two weeks in the hospital and went home confined to a wheelchair.

“Getting home was very traumatising. I had left my house in order and when I got there, my reality dawned on me when I walked through the door. My family and friends had installed railings for support in the house and made adjustments to suit my new life.

Bill’s mental health started deteriorating, he felt like he was a burden to people because he needed support to do everything, including using the bathroom.

It was a lot to bear because I had just started motorcycle racing, people were cheering me on and there was a lot of expectation. I had to watch all that go down the drain.”
Conversations between my friends and I had changed. They didn’t know what to tell me to make me feel better and I didn’t know what to tell them either. I had disconnected from the rest of the world, left to my own thoughts.”

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Bill who considered himself athletic before the accident gained over 30kgs while confined to a wheelchair. He was tired all the time and no longer found anything exciting.

“I was depressed. I was now disabled and I had lost everything I had worked for my whole life. My job and I spent all my savings on medical bills, checkups and physiotherapy.
People used to tell me, you need to talk to someone but they never told me why. The more they encouraged me to see someone the more I got frustrated.”

He admits that he couldn’t talk to his friends and family because they didn’t understand what he was going through. He later on found the courage and strength to talk to a psychiatrist and that was the beginning of his journey to recovery. His therapy sessions reminded him that it was okay not to be okay.

“When I shared my story I felt the life that had been taken away from me had been given back to me. This is the most precious thing I have ever come across in my whole life.”

“I know there’s so many men like me out there who are suffering with depression because they haven’t reached out or found someone to talk to. I encourage you to come out and share your story. You don’t have to talk to the person right next you… talk to someone who you feel comfortable talking to.

“The first step to recovery is you being genuine with yourself and sharing what you’re feeling.”

Be courageous, share you story, redefine your life and do things that make your life exciting. That’s the best thing you can ever do for yourself.

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Baringo Governor calls for speedy investigations over food poisoning

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Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis is calling for speedy investigations to ascertain the cause of the food poisoning that has so far claimed the lives of four people. 

Out of the 17 who were admitted on Friday, four succumbed to death , four have been rushed to Mediheal hospital in Eldoret while the rest continue to receive treatment at Baringo referral hospital.

Doctors at Mediheal hospital in Eldoret are describing condition of the four admitted as critical, as their nervous system, brain and other peripheral organs were affected.

They will remain under strict observation for two to three days as they continue to receive treatment.

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Baringo governor Stanley Kiptis is calling on the agricultural department to visit all irrigation schemes to establish the root cause of the poison.

As they continue to condole with the families, Samples have been taken to government chemist in Kisumu for further investigations. 

The county boss is also urging the people of Baringo to remain calm as they expect to get the report in two weeks and no stone will be left unturned.

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Lebanon interior minister orders probe after protest violence [ARTICLE]

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Security forces in the capital used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators, who had gathered Saturday evening to demand an independent technocrat government ahead of talks due to begin Monday to appoint a new premier.

Hassan demanded the identification of those responsible for the most violent episode since the largely peaceful anti-government protests began on October 17.

She warned against “infiltrators” seeking to use protests to provoke “confrontations”.

Amnesty International’s Diala Haidar decried the “excessive use of force” in response to “overwhelmingly peaceful protest”.

“The intention was clearly to prevent protesters gathering,” she said, denouncing the presence of masked men in civilian clothes joining security forces in “violently attacking protesters”.

On Sunday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Lebanese leaders should push to resolve the crisis paralysing the country.

“Political authorities should get moving because the country is in a dramatic situation,” he told French public radio.

Lebanon’s government stepped down on October 29, but bitterly divided political parties have subsequently failed to agree on a new premier.

Saturday’s clashes erupted at the entrance to the street leading to parliament, as security forces beat protesters who tried to breach metal police barricades.

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Lebanese civil defence took 36 injured to hospital and treated 54 people at the scene, the organisation said on Twitter.

The Lebanese Red Cross transported 15 injured to hospital and treated 37 people on site, an official with the organisation told AFP.

Both protesters and security forces were injured, the organisation said, with some affected by tear gas and others struck by hurled stones.

Lebanese security forces said on Twitter about 20 from its ranks were hospitalised, while others were injured and treated on the spot.

An AFP photographer saw men in plainclothes bludgeoning protesters, while anti-riot police fired rubber bullets at protesters throwing stones.

The clashes lasted several hours until the first hours of Sunday.

Protesters chanted against parliament speaker Nabih Berri and resigned premier Saad Hariri.

Protests calling for the complete overhaul of a political class deemed inept and corrupt have been generally peaceful, but clashes have increased in recent weeks.

The protesters have demanded a government made up solely of experts not affiliated to the country’s traditional political parties, but analysts have warned this could be a tall order.

The process of forming a government will take place as Lebanon faces a deepening economic crisis.

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Chito Ndhlovu weds his lady love in top secret wedding

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Kiss FM presenter Chito Ndhlovu is off the market. He recently said I Do to the love of his life and he is ready to start his new chapter of life.

The Maloko Show don had kept his nuptials close to his chest but we at Kiss 100 wish him a long happy, blissful wedded life.

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