Students to feast on a Sh85, 000 bull in celebrating examplary KCSE results

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Students of St Catherene Girls’ Kesses celebrate stellar results.

Students of St Catherene Girls Secondary School, Kesses in Uasin Gishu County have a reason to smile after the school board of management donated a bull worth Sh85, 000 to be slaughtered in celebrating last year’s exemplary KCSE examination results.
The catholic sponsored school with a population of 610 students posted an impressive mean score of 9.1 up from 8.41 the previous year.
The school that was promoted to county level two years ago with 102 candidates had 9 (A), 30 (B+) 34 (B), 18 B, 8 C+, 2 C- and 1 D+.
“In celebrating last year’s exemplary results, the school board of management has bought a big ox for the current students to eat on behalf of their predecessors. You are going to enjoy the fruits of those who came before you and others who will come after will also enjoy your fruits after you leave,” Mr James Chelanga, the school board of management chairman told the students on Sunday during a prayer service.

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St Catherene Girls’ Kesses Principal Mary Okoth addressing students after a thanks giving service.

Mr Chelanga said that the school admits students from marginalized regions who have escaped female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriages and domestic violence.
“It is good to note that most of our students come from marginalized regions in this country like Samburu, Marsabit, Pokot and even Elgeyo Marakwet where FGM is still being practiced,” added Mr Chelanga.
The school Principal Mrs Mary Irene Okoth said the school’s mean score had risen from 5.3 in 2011 to 9.1 in 2015.
Mrs Okoth attributed the exemplary results to good cooperation between the school management, teaching staff and students.
“Our students have always motivated us to work harder and provide an enabling studying environment for them. The teachers have always ensured that the students complete their syllabus on time so that they can start preparing for their final exams,” explained the school head.

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Students of St Catherene Girls Secondary School, Kesses celebrate before a bull worth Sh 85, 000 donated by the school board of management for feasting after attaining exemplary KCSE results.

The school president Joan Chebet applauded the management for the move saying that she will encourage her colleagues to study harder and improve on their mean score this year.
“We are so happy that we are going to feast on the bull and all we can assure the school management is that we will not let them down come next year,” said the form four student.
The function was also attended by among others the school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) chairperson Philip Bitok.

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LIVE BLOG: #UgandaDecides2016

CbgC4KYWwAA_jZICbf58uTWwAAZ_7B.jpg large.jpgUganda Electoral Commission chairman Dr Badru Kiggundu assures voters that despite delay in delivery of voting material, voters found in the line by 4pm will still cats their votes

Dr Besigye wasn’t the first candidate to vote. Earlier, Maureen Kyalya voted.

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Commonwealth Election Observers head Olusegun Obasanjo at Kakajo II, Bukesa says he has noted extensive voting delays

Ballot boxes delivered to Nkumba University polling station are without covers

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10:58AM Kiggundu says trucks are rented out, they’re not enough or not big enough hence delay in delivery of materials

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ED UCC, Godfrey Mutabazi says Mobile Money and social media were shut down because there was information that people were using these to bribe voters.

” Social media was also being used to campaign and yet campaigns had closed on Tuesday. These were breaches against the electoral laws which also support our laws.

We can not say when they’ll be back on until we receive instruction from Electoral commission. If a TV station or radio station also breaches the law, we shall not hesitate to shut them down”

‪#‎UgandaDecides‬

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Former Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Wife Zawedde in a line awaiting to cast their votes in Wakaliga  ‪#‎UgandaDecides‬

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Presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi of the #GoForward camp jets in to Kanungu to cast his vote ‪#‎UgandaDecides‬

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Presidential hopeful Joseph Mabirizi has cast his ballot. #UgandaDecides

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Earlier President Yoweri #Museveni met EAC Observers headed by former #Tanzania President Hassan Mwinyi ahead of the 2016 general elections.

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3:05PM Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni finishes casting his vote(s)

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NRM’s Museveni casts his vote at Kaaro High School. He advises Ugandans to be calm and stay at the Polling stations to witness the counting of votes. #UgandaDecides

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#GoForward Presidential Candidate Amama Mbabazi casting his vote at Karubeizi church of Uganda polling station in Kanungu district. He said that he will respect the election results in case the process is transparent.#UgandaDecides.

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The electorate line at Makerere University getting shorter as the 4pm deadline beckons.

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Uganda Electoral Commission extends voting time to 7:00 pm as Luweero adheres to 4pm voting deadline, counting begins. #UgandaDecides

SWEET MUSIC BY SWEET BOY: Barista makes a comeback with killer hit

‘ipad’ hit maker Sweet Boy is back yet again with a bang hit.
The barista cum-musician is currently riding high with his new music video ‘Nitangoja’.

Eldoret-based Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy poses for a photo. Beside music, he is a barista.

Eldoret-based Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy poses for a photo. Beside music, he is a barista.

Sweet Boy a contemporary urban Kenyan musician released the killer music video a month ago, directed by Dr. Eddie at the Dreamland Music Entertainment Studios Nairobi.

Sweet Boy on the left poses for a photo with Dr Eddie during the making of 'Nitangoja' video at Pearl Hotel in Eldoret.

Sweet Boy on the left poses for a photo with Dr Eddie during the making of ‘Nitangoja’ video at Pearl Hotel in Eldoret.

Born and bred in Kisumu County, Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy is an Eldoret-based musician who was raised up with a single mum.

SEE ALSO: http://dennislubanga.mlblogs.com/2015/03/19/sweet-boy-barista-by-profession-musician-by-choice/
According to Sweet Boy who currently works as a barista at Nova Café in Eldoret town, the video was filmed at Pearl Hotel, a new one in the town and features one of the leading models in the region Carren Krys of Eldoret Modelling Agency.

Sweet Boy takes time off the set to engage the crew and cast during the making of 'Nitangoja' video at Pearl Hotel in Eldoret.

Sweet Boy takes time off the set to engage the crew and cast during the making of ‘Nitangoja’ video at Pearl Hotel in Eldoret.

“I enjoyed working with Dr Eddie on this because he is the best of the best. The video has received good reception both online and offline and I give glory to the most high,” Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy told http://dennislubanga.mlblogs.com/.

WATCH Nitangoja by Sweet KID


He further reveled that he has a new project in the pipeline this coming July that will leave tongues wagging.

Dr Eddie (squatting) filming a scene during the making of 'Nitangoja' video by Eldoret-based musician Sweet Boy.

Dr Eddie (squatting) filming a scene during the making of ‘Nitangoja’ video by Eldoret-based musician Sweet Boy.

“From July, I will be doing a dance video which we are likely to shoot in Nairobi. I am so excited about this project because I have not done any dance video before,” he said.

Sweet Boy (centre) poses for a photo with his friends during the making of his latest video 'Nitangoja' at Pearl Hotel in Eldoret.

Sweet Boy (centre) poses for a photo with his friends during the making of his latest video ‘Nitangoja’ at Pearl Hotel in Eldoret.

Sweet Boy revealed that he will pump between Sh 70, 000 to Sh 100, 000 to the entire project saying that plans were underway to have best local dancers featured in the video.

SWEET BOY: Barista by Profession, Musician by Choice.

Born and bred in Kisumu County, Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy is an Eldoret-based musician who was raised up with a single mum.

School

Sweet Boy who currently works as a barista at Nova Café in Eldoret town cleared his O Levels in 2003 at Thurdibuoro High School where he attained a B (plain).

Bongo flava Kenyan musician , Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy during a photo shoot.

Bongo flava Kenyan musician , Eric Odhiambo Okello aka Sweet Boy during a photo shoot.

The soft spoken artiste told LubangaSpeaks.com how he failed to join university to pursue Journalism due to lack of school fees.
“My mum passed away in 2003 when I was preparing to sit for my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. Luckily, well-wishers came my way who supported me to the end,” said Sweet Boy.

Work

After school, he worked at Nairobi Art Café where he was attained skills in preparing coffee.
Today besides doing music, he prepares coffee varieties ranging from Cappuccino, latte, Mocha, Machiatto, Espresso to House Coffee at Nova Café based at Zion Mall in Eldoret town.

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Doing Music

He fully ventured into music last year and did his first song Number Sita which was produced by Cymphony Media in Eldoret.
“I did Number Sita, after I broke up with my girlfriend. This is a love song even though it failed to receive much airplay as I had expected but I pulled up my socks in my second song ipad which has about 900 views on You Tube at the moment.
Sweet Boy stated how he was motivated to do music while still in school because he used to sing a lot way back then.

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“At the moment, I have recorded an audio track Nakulilia at Grandpa Records and the song is all about a lady I am dating. In the song, I tell her not to break my heart like my previous lovers,” he explained.

Watch NUMBER SITA by Sweet Boy by clicking the link below

The video is expected to be produced by Dreamland Music Entertainment and will be directed by Dr Eddy and will be out in mid April 2015.

Juggling Music and Work

Sweet Boy reiterated that he has time for music and time for work.

Sweet Boy poses for a photo at his work place, Nova Cafe located at Zion Mall in Eldoret town.

Sweet Boy poses for a photo at his work place, Nova Cafe located at Zion Mall in Eldoret town.

“Music comes after my job. I seek for permission whenever I have a video shoot or a gig. I thank my boss because he is so understanding and supportive,” he said.

Inspiration

The artist who does music in Tanzania’s Bongo flava genre draws his inspiration from East African musicians; Diamond, Jaguar, Rich Mavoko, Amileena, Rabbit and Sudi Boy.

Sweet Boy during the making of the video ipad

Sweet Boy during the making of the video ipad

“I would wish to one day do a music collabo with Amileena and Sudi Boy. These two really inspire me a lot musically,” Sweet Boy said calling on Kenyans to start embracing Bongo flava music genre.

Five Years from Now

Sweet Boy who believes that music is a paying venture said that, five years from now, he seeks to see to it that he is the biggest name in the region.

The artist who is in his 20s in studio recording music. He says music is a well paying venture.

The artist who is in his 20s in studio recording music. He says music is a well paying venture.

“Music only pays when a musician works hard. Once you get airplay, the rest in this industry is history. After 5 years, I want to be the best musician in East Africa and see to it that people get to know who Sweet Boy is,” he further said.

Watch ipad by Sweet Boy by clicking the link below

BAD GIRL: The Preacher’s Daughter

BY PATRCIA WAFULA

An illustration picture of a bad girl. Photo courtesy.

An illustration picture of a bad girl. Photo courtesy.

I glance at my watch again maybe for the millionth time. Only a minute has elapsed how unbelievable!

I curse myself for registering for this class. Usually i could settle for anything but class on a Friday evening.

The buzzing of my phone awakens me from my wicked reverie and suddenly I roar back to life.

Who doesn’t like parties? I smile inwardly knowing i have something to look forward to.

Moments later I am in my dorm room considering all my fancy party clothes.

Expectedly so it is hard to choose. I settle for a deep shade of blue.

Bodies are swaying, drinks flying, music banging… Standard. I settle down with my ‘elixir’ it can’t get better than this.

I get lost in the crowd saying the same thing in my head over and over again before i pass out.

The following day i wake up feeling pathetic. Was i saying ‘you only live once’ last night?

All i need is to be woken up when the world is almost over. I would trade this feeling for anything. I think to myself i have officially quit partying and drinking.

After showering, i get dressed convincing myself it would make me feel better. My room reeks of alcohol but that doesn’t bother me much.

I fix myself a cup of ‘coffee’ and before i get comfortable a knock on the door makes me jump. My mother’s voice floats clearly through the door.

Oow! Did i mention am a preacher’s daughter?

NEVER SEEN BEFORE PHOTOS FROM THE #CHEBARBAR 7s: In de coming, In de koing..

Action packed at the #Chebarbar 7s

Action packed at the #Chebarbar 7s

More action packed at the #Chebarbar 7s

More action packed at the #Chebarbar 7s

The teams were drawn from all the corners of the country. #Chebarbar7s

The teams were drawn from all the corners of the country. #Chebarbar7s

Men at work. #Chebarbar7s

Men at work. #Chebarbar7s

Fans came in large numbers. #Chebarbar7s

Fans came in large numbers. #Chebarbar7s

Some of the quails that graced the occasion. #Chebarbar7s

Some of the quails that graced the occasion. #Chebarbar7s

Memorable moments at the #Chebarbar7s

Memorable moments at the #Chebarbar7s

Lovely people had lovely moments at the #Chebarbar7s

Lovely people had lovely moments at the #Chebarbar7s

This is ho some local fans tokeleazead at the #Chebarbar7s

This is ho some local fans tokeleazead at the #Chebarbar7s

Despite Nacada  being part of the sponsors, alcohol flowed freely at the #Chebarbar7s.

Despite Nacada being part of the sponsors, alcohol flowed freely at the #Chebarbar7s.

Money also exchanged hands at the #Chebarbar7s.

Money also exchanged hands at the #Chebarbar7s.

And more beer flowed freely at the #Chebarbar 7s

And more beer flowed freely at the #Chebarbar 7s

A fan enjoys a hamburger at the #Chebarbar 7s

A fan enjoys a hamburger at the #Chebarbar 7s

Old friends had an opportunity to catch up at the #Chebarbar 7s

Old friends had an opportunity to catch up at the #Chebarbar 7s

Hiya! whatever was happening here, i just cant tell. #Chebarbar 7s.

Hiya! whatever was happening here, i just cant tell. #Chebarbar 7s.

Beauties pose for a photo at the #Chebarbar 7s

Beauties pose for a photo at the #Chebarbar 7s

Oh my goodness! Look at the lady in red top, she nailed it. #Chebarbar 7s

Oh my goodness! Look at the lady in red top, she nailed it. #Chebarbar 7s

Ikibamba sana wapi nduruuuu wewe! #Chebarbar 7s

Ikibamba sana wapi nduruuuu wewe! #Chebarbar 7s

These must be the Gospel Warriors from Eldoret. #Chebarbar 7s

These must be the Gospel Warriors from Eldoret. #Chebarbar 7s

Some of the fans at the #Chebarbar 7s

Some of the fans at the #Chebarbar 7s

They asked me for a photo and i did it to their satisfaction. #Chebarbar 7s.

They asked me for a photo and i did it to their satisfaction. #Chebarbar 7s.

Sparkling smart. #Chebarbar 7s

Sparkling smart. #Chebarbar 7s

I loved her dressing. Quite unique. #Chebarbar 7s

I loved her dressing. Quite unique. #Chebarbar 7s

For a moment i thought that they were marching only to realize that its the latest walking style in Eldoret. #Chebarbar 7s

For a moment i thought that they were marching only to realize that its the latest walking style in Eldoret. #Chebarbar 7s

We also had the maasai kangas at the #Chebarbar 7s

We also had the maasai kangas at the #Chebarbar 7s

Enywe sebbo, what are you looking at? #Chebarbar 7s

Enywe sebbo, what are you looking at? #Chebarbar 7s

And they indeed dressed up for the event. #Chebarbar 7s

And they indeed dressed up for the event. #Chebarbar 7s

Couple up, couple up. #Chebarbar 7s

Couple up, couple up. #Chebarbar 7s

Tom Juma alias TJ was the MC at the #Chebarbar 7s

Tom Juma alias TJ was the MC at the #Chebarbar 7s

Thank goodness, Mututho never showed up here at the #Chebarbar 7s.

Thank goodness, Mututho never showed up here at the #Chebarbar 7s.

They too were looking pretty at the #Chebarbar 7s

They too were looking pretty at the #Chebarbar 7s

Lipala dance showcased at the #Chebarbar 7s

Lipala dance showcased at the #Chebarbar 7s

Lots of music at the #Chebarbar 7s

Lots of music at the #Chebarbar 7s

Rugby fans thronged the Eldoret Sports Club for the #Chebarbar 7s

Rugby fans thronged the Eldoret Sports Club for the #Chebarbar 7s

And they danced for the photographer at the #Chebarbar 7s

And they danced for the photographer at the #Chebarbar 7s

Awesome it was at the #Chebarbar 7s

Awesome it was at the #Chebarbar 7s

Proclaimed king of selfies at the #Chebarbar 7s

Proclaimed king of selfies at the #Chebarbar 7s

Mufuntamentals rocked the #Chebarbar 7s

Mufuntamentals rocked the #Chebarbar 7s

Rugby tings. #Chebarbar 7s

Rugby tings. #Chebarbar 7s

Ouch! The kanga seemed short to cover her entire 'naked' body. #Chebarbar 7s

Ouch! The kanga seemed short to cover her entire ‘naked’ body. #Chebarbar 7s

Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago presents gifts to the winning team at the #Chebarbar 7s

Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago presents gifts to the winning team at the #Chebarbar 7s

Salute to everyone who made it to the #Chebarbar 7s

Salute to everyone who made it to the #Chebarbar 7s

Despite the rain, the event was awesome and lovely. Let us meet next year for the second series of the #Chebarbar 7s. IN DE COMING, IN DE KOING…