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Journalist Dies After Delivering Twins

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Evelyne Ogutu, a former Standard Media Group journalist, died on Friday, November 11, after delivering twins through a cesarean section in a city hospital.

Ogutu, before her demise, was the head of communications at the Heinrich Boll Foundation.

A source close to the deceased indicated that the newborn twins were alive, with doctors closely monitoring their progress.

Her friends and colleagues in the industry expressed their shock at Ogutu’s death and eulogised her as a loving, caring and dedicated media practitioner.

She was also described as a devoted friend and mentor in the industry.

“There are people who we meet and make our friends, then there are those who become our friends before our first meeting, then one day, you go to a WhatsApp group, and you meet the news that she will never call again,” Dennis Itumbi, a digital media strategist, eulogised.

“Condolences to the family and friends of Evelyne Ogutu. Such tragic and bad news,” economist Mohamed Wehliye added.

“This is devastating news. I can’t believe this,” ODM Communications Director mourned.

Ogutu’s enjoyed an illustrious career in the communication industry, having worked with reputable organisations.

She proclaimed herself a self-made communication practitioner with her passion for the career dating back to her childhood.

Upon completing her secondary school education, Ogutu pursued a communications course at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) in Nairobi before furthering her studies at Kenyatta University (KU).

She started her career as a writer at the Standard Media Group, initially at the Nyeri Bureau and later in Nairobi.

In her seven years stint at the Standard, Ogutu developed her profile in the industry and was credited for the inception of the Instinct and Eve Woman publications.

She would later leave the newsroom to venture into public relations, where she had a thriving career.

Among the notable projects linked to her name include the East African Community (EAC) integration in her role as a strategist.

However, she admitted to having experienced difficulties at some point in her career and contemplated quitting her job.

Ogutu, nonetheless, benefitted from high-profile assignments in terms of networking with the prominent persons she worked with.

She was also picked as the lead communication consultant for MediaEdge Public Relations at the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Nairobi.

The deceased left five children, three older ones and the new born twins.

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Kenyan Woman Killed In Egypt For Refusing To Make Love With Employer’s Son

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Family of a 36-year-old woman is seeking justice after receiving reports that their daughter was decimated in Cairo, Egypt.

Grace Wangoi relatives in Kapkoi Sisal, near Moi’s Bridge Town, Kenya say their daughter had been a domestic worker in Egypt for the past seven years.

She took care of an elderly Canadian man.

A local tabloid reported that according the woman’s elder brother Johana Kambo, the news of the death was broken by a neighbour in Cairo who called the family on Monday.

He informed them that her sister had died on September 18 after a quarrel with her employer’s son.

She reportedly turned down his sexual advances, leading to the altercation.

The family contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an official confirmed the attack that caused Wangoi’s death.

Two weeks ago, the victim complained that her employer’s son arrived from Canada and started sexually harassing her.

“My sister complained to her employer (the Canadian) and her agent about the sexual harassment, but both asked to persevere. Wangoi said the younger Canadian made frequent sexual advances, but she declined and the employer told her that his son would be returning to Canada,” noted Dr Kambo, Dean, School of Law at University of Embu.

He added: “We have been informed that the situation worsened on September 18 after the employer’s son turned violent and attacked my sister.”

The family now seeks answers from the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Egyptian Embassy in Nairobi on why they were yet to be formally informed of the death, a week later.

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DP Rigathi Gachagua Mourns Elder Brother Sharing Best Moments

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has mourned the demise of his elder brother.

Taking to social media, Gachagua penned an emotional post expressing the loss of his kin identified as Jack Reriani.

The DP shared on Facebook photos of himself, his wife Dorcas and Jack posing for photos with the caption:

“My eldest bro, Jack Reriani,
we spent quality time for three days during our inauguration.
You were so happy, jovial and full of life.

“We shared beautiful moments of our life back in the village. I had the opportunity to thank you for paying my school fees in high school.
We agreed on your enhanced role to lead the Kirigo family in view of my National duties.

“We parted happily and agreed that I would come home after we settle down to discuss family matters.

“Little did I know that those beautiful moments we shared would be our last. The news of your passing on last night hit me hard as I remain alone among the Kirigo sons.

“My heartfelt condolences to your family, the Kirigo family, the larger Gachagua family and the extended Reriani family.

“May the almighty God give your wife and son strength to bear the loss.
I love you big the way you have always loved me.”

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