It has been an interesting past couple of days on social media, following the revelation of the plight of former Tahidi High actor, Joseph Kinuthia.
Towards the end of last week, it emerged that the once-popular TV star is now living in abject poverty, and is in dire need of financial assistance.
You would expect Kenyans, who are famous for their empathetic nature towards their fellow countrymen, to have jumped right into a fundraiser, but things were a bit different this time around.
While some did feel touched by Omosh’s story, most were of the opinion that celebrities need to get their lives together, asserting that we cannot be raising money for every broke artist.
Who is to blame here? Is it Omosh for not building up enough savings during his glory days, or is it Kenyans for abandoning the Harambee spirit?
Perhaps, the government should take the blame.
It is no secret that entertainers earn peanuts, and are oppressed by government agencies charged with collecting dues on their behalf. To add to that, the rest of us are so buried in debt and burdened by taxes, that lending a helping hand to another person has now become a luxury.
The good news is that 2022 is only months away, and we have the power to make the change we want.
The question is, shall we?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Angry Murathe Responds After Murkomen Claimed He Was Under The Influence During a Heated Interview
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen launched a scathing attack on Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe claiming that he was under the influence of something during their interview.
This is after Murathe interrupted Murkomen a number of times when he was answering questions which made it impossible for the senator to respond when it was his turn to speak.
A frustrated Murkomen told Murathe that he should not come to the show while ‘drunk’ as he asked the local TV station to control him.
CS Sicily Kariuki Caught in Alleged Sh7.7m NYS Chopper Scandal
Water Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has been dragged into an alleged helicopter ride scandal that saw millions of money spent.
It has emerged that she diverted the chopper to a private event. The National Assembly Public Accounts Committee heard that the National Youth Service hired a chopper in 2017-18 for Sh7.7 million for fieldwork staff travelling to various destinations.
After the fieldwork, the chopper was to end the trip at Wilson Airport but it was allegedly diverted by the CS to drop her at Windsor, which was not in the approved itinerary, thereby attracting additional charges.
ODM Party MP Rejects BBI Report as He Discloses This About IEBC & Uhuru-Raila
Owen Baya, the ODM Party elected Member of Parliament in Kilifi North Constituency has become the first Mp in the Coastal region to publicly announced that he won’t support the BBI Report.
Speaking to the star on Tuesday morning, the lawmaker has now reported that the Building Bridges Initiative is and will remain a selfish interest for the two political leaders, contrary to the 2010 Constitution.
For example, the MP has expressed his heartfelt anger to the Members of the Parliament after they refused to adopt William Ruto’s multiple-choice referendum, saying that it’s unfortunate that the BBI bill is being controlled by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, yet it should be for all Kenyans.
According to your opinion, which counties will reject and pass the BBI report?