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I Was Once a ‘Shamba Boy’ for an MP – Comedian MC Jessy

Photo: MC Jessy (Jessy Jasper)/Facebook

Comedian MC Jessy.

By Thomas Matiko

Every successful person has a story to tell of his or her journey to prosperity. Jasper Muthomi, populary known as MC Jessy, also has his story back then before he become a household name.

The comedian, currently charges not less than Sh 200,000 to host a gig, has spoken about his humble beginnings from being a ‘shamba boy ‘ (farm hand) to the celebrity entertainer that he is today.

MC Jessy, who hosts Churchill Raw show says that after completing form four education, he relocated to Nairobi to try and make a living.

SHAMBA BOY

He started out by putting up at a former classmate ‘ s parents’ home in Kawangware where he learnt to cook and sell mandazis and chips.

After staying with the family for several months, he bumped an old friend who happened to be a son of a Member of Parliament at the time.

Within a short time he moved to his friend family ‘ s residence in leafy city suburb. On noticing how close he was to his son, the MP, whose identity MC Jessy declined to reveal, decided to employ him as his ‘shamba boy’.

Fast forward. MC Jessy has since made it in life from being a ‘shamba boy’ to one of the most marketable entertainers in Kenya who easily get signed for advertisement deals with top companies.

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Posta Rangers Reinstated Back to GOtv Shield

Nairobi — Posta Rangers has been reinstated to the GOtv Shield tournament after successfully appealing disqualification.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Independent Disciplinary Appeals Committee (IDAC) handed Posta a life line by ruling that the club be restored in the competition.

Posta had appealed against being banned from the competition for fielding an in eligible player in their round of 64 match against National Super League side TimSales FC.

In a ruling sent to FKF CEO Robert Muthomi, IDAC has directed the CEO to find a less punitive punishment for Posta Rangers and ordered for the club’s reinstatement in the GOtv Shield tournament.

“I have received and acted on IDAC’s directive by reinstating Posta Rangers to the GOtv Shield tournament,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.

“I have, also, in accordance with the IDAC ruling fined Posta Rangers Ksh 100,000 for their actions,” added Muthomi.

Posta was disqualified June 27 after receiving a letter from FKF who claimed the club failed to adhere to Rule 8.2 that requires clubs registering players submit to the federation secretariat the player (s) form and contract signed between the club and the player.

In this case, Posta fielded new signing winger John Nairuka, who went on to score a brace in the game that his side won 4-1 at the Kericho Green Stadium.

Nairuka was acquired from Ulinzi Stars on a two-year deal in the June transfer window but FKF says Posta did not follow the proper procedures.

Posta will now play the GOtv Shield tournament round of 32 against Ushuru on Saturday at the Nyayo National stadium, with the winner of the match face Agro Chemical in the round of 16, on Wednesday next week.

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FKF Suspends Shabana’s Otieno for Headbutting Match Official

By Alex Isaboke

Nairobi — Shabana FC defender Samuel Omondi has been suspended for one year after headbutting the first assistant referee in a National Super League match.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) CEO Robert Muthomi said Omondi will not participate in any competition sanctioned by the federation.

Omondi becomes the second player to be banned by FKF over indiscipline after KCB goalkeeper George Opiyo was also handed a one year suspension for assaulting a match official in a National Super League match.

“We are in receipt of the centre referee’s and match Commissioner’s report for match number 41 Modern Coast versus Shabana FC. In the report, the referee stated that during the 83 minute, Shabana FC player Samuel Otieno License number 1257 headbutted the first assistant referee and was sent off for violent conduct,” Muthomi announce on Thursday.

“As such, we have written to the club informing them that Omondi has been suspended for a year for his actions and is barred from participating in any FKF affiliated club or competition,” The CEO said.

Cases of indiscipline are on the rise in the second tier league with the incidence coming three weeks after Opiyo was punished for punching a match official during a National Super League match against Zoo Kericho.

Opiyo was sent off in the 90th minute as his side lost 4-1 to Zoo Kericho after he fouled Kevin Omondi in the 18 yard box.

The suspension saw KCB drop the player who entered into a six month sensitization program agreement with FKF in order to reduce the ban.

“I have learnt from my mistake and I am willing to ensure that no single player goes through what I have witnessed in my career because of something that can be easily avoided,” Opiyo said.

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Sh128 Million Irrigation Project Set to Benefit 1,000 Households

By Alex Njeru

More than 1,000 households in Tharaka-Nithi County are set to benefit from Sh128 million irrigation project funded by the national government.

The Thuci Range Irrigation project is in Magumoni ward in Chuka/Igambangombe Constituency.

Speaking during the launch at Magenka market yesterday, Ministry of Water and Irrigation deputy director Richard Kanui said the project is expected to be completed in three months.

The project will also involve training farmers on different aspects of agribusiness.

“Farmers are required to cooperate with the contractor by allowing the pipes to pass through their farms,” said Mr Kanui.

Area MP Muthomi Njuki said President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to commission the project together with others during a planned visit.

EMBRACE FARMING

He noted that the irrigation project is one of five, which have already been funded through the ministry.

He asked residents to embrace farming once the project is completed to attract buyers.

“You need to have a common crop so that buyers can come to your farms and find bulk produce,” advised Mr Njuki.

Machine Centre Limited director who has been awarded the tender to work on the project, said he will employ locals to ensure that they benefit.

Mr Mwangi said construction will commence immediately since 60 percent of materials needed were already on the site.

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