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Twenty two-year-old Mohammed Hussein also known as Husni as commonly referred to by his peers, enjoys being surrounded by garbage-free clean neighbourhoods.

The final year journalism student at Technical University of Mombasa often mobilises family, friends, and neighbours for a worthy cause, cleaning the streets.

His efforts have won him accolades including recognition as a health champion by the Muslim Media company based in Mombasa.

Over 70 people, mostly youth on Tuesday answered his call when they met and cleared an illegal dumpsite in the midst of Mombasa Majengo residential area.

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The undeveloped area had turned into a dangerous zone where children risked contracting diseases including cholera, wounds from cuts by broken glasses to HIV and AIDS from pricks by infected needles in the illegal dumpsite.

“The crowded street of Majengo forced children play at this site but now it has turned into a potential health hazard thus the need to clean it,” said Husni.

“I find am at ease when surrounded by clean surroundings given that health is not at risk especially for children who curiously risk a lot during playtime risking their lives.”

Summaiya Omar ,a volunteer in the clean-up team confessed her love for clean surroundings free from cholera outbreaks. She notes that diseases resulting from poor sanitation weigh heavily on people’s pockets when seeking treatment and sometimes lead to loss of lives especially among children.

Shumaiya Omar (Left) and Shufat Mohammed (Right) volunteer during a clean-up exercise in Majengo Mombasa

She says a clean environment is an individual’s choice, which will inspire another person thus qualifying to be a leader.

As a youth, she willingly answered to the clean up call from a fellow youth who has a vision for a healthy globe hence their reason for engaging in this exercise.

Twaha Farouk, a youth from the Majengo neighbourhood in Mvita said when people come together for a worthy cause, it is worthwhile than lying idle in houses or streets which brings the temptation of engaging in drug taking or crime.

He said he believes in the Swahili saying “ kidole kimoja hakivunji chawa “: meaning coming together as a group has far reaching implications better than individual effort thus joining his many friends and neighbours to clean up the area.

Twaha Farouk and fellow youth volunteers during an illegal dumping site clean up in Majengo area in Mombasa

Majengo village elder Mustafa Salim Johari, a representative of the government administration units at the grass roots, welcomed the youth’s noble idea.

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Under the umbrella community based organisation Global Health Projects headed by Mohammed, the elder encouraged such initiatives adding they are good models and added they pose a challenge to other youth to engage in meaningful activities as opposed to idling.

Johari said the illegal dumpsite had been an abandoned structure where drug cartels had begun peddling drugs to the area posing a security threat and endangering the youth and children who are targeted by the drug dealers.

The administrator through help of the Global Health Projects CBO demolished the structure and cleaned up the area further freeing it from all sorts of threats posed earlier.

Elder Johari sent a warning to locals who will be found dumping at the area of dire consequences including arrests and fines since he works with authorities to enforce the directive prohibiting illegal dumping in residential and undesignated areas.

Children amazed by a group of youth volunteers during a street clean up exercise to guarantee them a clean playing ground in Mombasa Majengo area.

Dr. Salma Naji, a medical officer and the secretary general Kenya Association of Muslim Medical Professionals coast region, who was part of the clean-up attributed illegal dumping in residential areas as the major cause of diseases common with children.

“Contracting HIV and AIDS and Hepatitis B are some of the common health implications that befall unsuspecting children who play at dumpsites when they come into contact with infected needles,” Dr. Naji said.

Most drug users share needles and account for a high percentage of HIV cases in Mombasa saying since the area had earlier been a hideout for the drug users, it poses a major threat to unsuspecting children who play at the open area hence risking their lives to attacks by diseases.

The doctor said gastroenteritis is the most common disease among children who contact dirt from dirty places and accounts for 80 percent of children diarrhea cases.

She said the disease is curable when detected early before it gets to severe stage that is expensive to treat as well as life threatening.

She advised cleaning up of residential areas as the best preventive measure against the effects of contracting diseases which is a costly exercise and life threatening especially in children.

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‘Never!’ Kibe on why he will not allow his girlfriend to have social media accounts

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Andrew Kibe made it very clear that in case he settles down with a lady, she should be ready to drop all her social media accounts.

Talking to Kamene, he was very strong on the fact that he knows exactly what goes on in the DM’s because he has severally been that guy who slides in DM’s.

“My babe will never be on social media. I know the kind of things we as men do on the DM. So I will tell. She shouldn’t be out there parading her curves. They belong to me. The thought that there are men flirting with my girl and want to bomoa her is what will make her leave social media very fast if she can’t then she can be alone.” Kibe said

Adding a story that he has been that guy in the DM’s he said,

I remember there was a time I was chatting a girl and I asked her if she could come over to my place and she told me all she has to do is come up with a good excuse to give her boyfriend then she can come over. I know what goes on in these DM’s

Kamene was in shock that in this day and age, people still think in those lines. To her, a Kibe problem should not be projected in his girlfriend’s life.

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“Why are you making a you problem mine? Just because you have seen or heard other girls cheating on their men doesn’t mean I am like her? Don’t project your insecurities on me. Some of us make money through our social media pages please. If I can put food on our table through my social media, then you better allow me to have one.” Kamene said

To her, not every woman has the same character. Some of them have standards but Kibe still remained adamant on the topic. No social media for his girlfriend.

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‘I still own it’ Diamond Flaunts car repossessed from Tanasha after their breakup -Video

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Weeks after rumours started going round that Diamond Platnumz had given Tanasha Donna’s car to Mbosso, he has spoken.

The WCB boss chose to respond to the claims by sharing a video of his parking lot with the video beginning with the car he gave to Tanasha on her birthday, as well as his mother’s and his other cars.

Juma Lokole had earlier stated that the car was owned by Diamond’s mum.

Word on the streets is that last year, during the elaborate birthday party thrown for Tanasha and the Mama Dangote, the birthday gift was a hoax.

Diamond gifted both his mother and bae, cars. But the truth of the matter is, none really belonged to Tanasha, they both belonged to Mama Diamond.

 Juma revealed that, all along, the car was registered under Mama Dangote’s name.

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The ceremony was an all for show and to push TV ratings.

This information came to light when a curious fan asked Juma if now Diamond – who is currently out of a job, thanks to coronavirus – will sell Tanasha’s car.

“THE CAR IS STILL THERE. WHY SHOULD IT BE SOLD? NASEEB IS NOT ONE TO SELL HIS PROPERTY,” HE SAID

I am glad Tanasha did not take the car, this family has so much drama.

Check out the video of Diamond flaunting the car

 

 

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Must-have ingredient: Bone broth – Evewoman

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Bone broth can be made using bones from different meats (YouTube: Pro Home Cooks)

If there’s a perfect time to make a hearty pot of bone broth, it is right now. During a time when a killer virus is on the loose, our immune systems need to be as strong as possible. This protein-rich brew is a great immune booster with additional skin and health benefits. The thought of consuming a soup made from bones may put some people off but its health benefits will make you think otherwise.

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Bone broth needs to simmer for a much longer period of time in comparison to a basic stock. Bone broth can be made using bones from different meats such as beef, chicken, lamb, turkey and even fish.

With all the health benefits that come with bone broth, you certainly need a batch of it in your home (Instagram: @ketogeniccom)

Stock is popularly used in place of water when it comes to cooking stews, sauces, vegetables and even grains such as rice. This stock gives regular dishes a rich depth of flavour but drinking it on its own also has wonderful health benefits.

Bone broth, which is enriched with more nutrients, can heal your gut by sealing holes in the intestines, fight inflammation in the body, increase collagen production which is great for skin as well as strengthen the immune system, bones and muscles. With all the health benefits that come with bone broth, you certainly need a batch of it in your home.

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Let the mixture simmer in a saucepan or slow cooker for 10-24 hours (YouTube: Pro Home Cooks)

This brew is simple to make and only three ingredients are needed to make a plain batch. Simply boil approximately 2 kgs of animal bones in 4 litres of water. Add some salt to taste but if you want to enrich the flavour of the broth, you can throw in a couple of vegetables such as onions, garlic and carrots. Let the mixture simmer in a saucepan or slow cooker for 10-24 hours. Strain it once cooled and freeze any leftovers for later use.

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