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Top comedians from Ukambani shaking up comedy industry in Kenya

Here is a list of top comedians from the Ukambani region who are shaking and shaping the comedy industry in Kenya.

Daniel ” Churchill “Ndambuki

Daniel Ndambuki popularly known as Churchill, grew up in Machakos. Commonly referred to as the godfather of Kenyan comedy. He has mentored a lot of Kenyan comedians through his show,” Churchill Show”.He is also an entrepreneur, radio show host, and brand influencer.

Chipukeezy

Chipukeezy, whose real name is Vincent Mwasia Mutua os an established comedian and media personality known for his Kamba accent. He grew up in Tala, Machakos county. He started his career at the Churchill Show and has made a name for himself by working for NACADA and has currently secured a job as statehouse MC. Chipukeezy also has a weekly show that airs on KBC.

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Tom Daktari

Tom Wambua Mboya alias luku master is a popular comedian and a household name. His acting career started when his elder brother took him to Kayole Social Hall for setbook auditions. later he joined Churchill’s show and Currently hosts “Wamusyi show”.

MCA Tricky

Francis Munyao hails from Makueni but has built his home in Mwala, Machakos. The name MCA Tricky means Member of the Chokora Association. He rose to fame in 2016 after he made a debut on Churchill show, then aired on NTV. He was once a street kid. Through his comedy, he has secured a job as a radio presenter.

Sammy Kioko

From unknown to fame. Popular YouTube comedian and entertainer Sammy Kioko is a graduate of KCA University. He creates comedy content with Tom Daktari. Together they run their YouTube channel called “Mwalimu Tom and Sammy Kioko” and also host the Wamusyi show.

Lucy Mwende

Comedienne Lucy Mwende popularly known by the stage name “Kayellow yellow” is one of the most notable comediennes on the Churchill show. She has gained followers through her comedy made in Kamba accent.

Judiciary to hold open day in Makueni

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The judiciary is planning for an enlightening open day on April 26, 2024, in Makueni, aimed at educating the public on court procedures.

The event, to be held at Unoa Sports Ground, will see Judicial Officers from various courts engage with the community to elucidate their roles and how citizens can navigate legal processes.

“We are organizing a comprehensive event to inform the public about the best practices within our courts. Attendees will gain insights into why individuals are granted bail or released on bond,” stated Makueni Law Courts Chief Magistrate, Mr. Peter Gesoraa during a County Users Committee (CUC) meeting at the court boardroom in Wote town on Thursday.

The Chief Magistrate further encouraged other members of the county court users committee to participate by showcasing their services that complement the court’s functions as he urged the public to turn out in large numbers to familiarize themselves with legal proceedings.

Kalonzo leads Ukambani in marking 20th anniversary of Mulu Mutisya

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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka led other leaders and locals in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Moi’s right-hand man Mulu Mutisya.

Kalonzo Musyoka in the ceremony said Mutisya was his political mentee and he died knowing that one-time Kalonzo would be president.

“Mutisya played a crucial role in ensuring Ukambani benefit from Moi’s government, although our region was not in government, we had five Ministers who included Nyiva Mwendwa (Gender and Culture) Phillip Mbithi (Head of Public Service) Joseph Mulinge (Lands), Johnson Makau (Information) Phillip Kilonzo.” Said Kalonzo

“Mulu Mutisya’s supreme wishes before he died were one time I will be the president of Kenya, ” he added.

Kalonzo urged Ukambani leaders to be strategic in politics to fulfill Mulu Mutisya’s supreme wishes.

The wiper boss was accompanied by Azimio leaders Eugene Wamalwa, Wycliffe Oparanya Jeremiah Kioni and Ukambani leaders, Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti, Makueni governor Mutula Kilonzo, Senator Enoch Wambua and Agnes Kavindu, Speaker Mbilu among other leaders.

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Machakos: 1,200 students attend three-day mentorship program

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Over 1,200 students from Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado counties attended a transformative three-day mentorship program called “The Triad to Success.”

The program strives to teach leadership characteristics, encourage educational achievement, and empower young people.

The initiative targeting to benefit 23,101 pupils nationwide, includes 2,574 refugees from the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, demonstrating its dedication to diversity and social responsibility.

Professor Joyce Agalo, Vice Chancellor of Machakos University, praised Equity Bank for its consistent commitment to providing educational opportunities for poor students, praising Dr. James Mwangi, CEO, for his innovative leadership in this endeavor.

“We applaud Equity Bank and especially the CEO, Dr. James Mwangi for being a visionary and magnanimous man who has enabled less privileged students to get education,” Joyce said.

She addressed the pupils at Mumbuni High School, emphasizing the need to avoid harmful influences, notably drug and substance misuse, which could jeopardize their academic efforts and goals.

Stephen Kalani, Director of Operations at Equity Bank Limited, emphasized the mentorship program’s practical importance in providing students with the skills and information they need to efficiently navigate today’s complex environment. He added that the program is being implemented concurrently in 19 facilities across the country, assuring widespread access and influence.

Equity Bank’s remarkable achievements were further recognized by local government authorities, including the Machakos Education CECM, who commended the program’s transforming impact on participants’ lives. Mutisya, the CECM, revealed that the county government had launched a similar support program, supporting 40 students, and urged other donors to participate in helping less privileged children realize their aspirations.

Machakos: Kenyan Woman Transforms Container into Luxury Home

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A Kenyan woman living overseas turned a shipping container into a fashionable home in Machakos County.

The solar-powered residence includes a fire pit, a stunning rooftop patio reachable by spiral steps, and lush plants. The container home also includes an outdoor jacuzzi and a warm, elegantly furnished interior.

Naturalktedy (Edna) showcases the fully furnished one-bedroom property, which features a white façade, rooftop deck, outdoor jacuzzi, and a modern interior. The exterior features a large black porch with a comfortable three-seater lounge chair and a jacuzzi. The porch is connected to the rooftop terrace by a tiny spiral stairway.

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The property’s beautiful outdoor space surrounds a handcrafted fire pit that can seat two people staying at the residence, which also functions as an Airbnb. Two huge French doors lead into the residence.

The interior is open-plan, which is designed as a general hangout space. It includes a flat-screen television, table and bedside lamps, and a leather-covered sofa. Next to it is a kitchen that has a full-size sink, a standard cooktop as well as a full-sized refrigerator. It also has pivoting bar stools to maximize space. The bedroom Is adjacent, and it has Nordic bedside lighting and a large closet.

Netizens reacted to the video with admiration for its design.

George Hosea said, “That house is one to die for, absolutely lovely space at a reasonable price.”

Caleb Maangi said, “Good job Edna, a dream home.”

Lily James said, “The house is beautiful but I wish they could have used a glass cubicle for the shower area instead of just leaving it open like that.”

Photos of Mulu Mutisya Mausoleum unveiled during his 20th anniversary

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A mausoleum of late former Kamba Kingpin and Moi right-hand man Mulu Mutisya was unveiled during his 20th Anniversary on the 20th April 2024 at his Muthetheni home, Mwala.

The ceremony was attended by among others Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Azimio leaders Wycliffe Oparanya, and Eugene Wamalwa, Governors Wavinya Ndeti, Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, Senators Agnes Kavindu and Enoch Kiio.

Here are some photos of the Mausoleum;

Makueni Shines at Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association Games

Makueni County emerged victorious at the 9th edition of the Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association games held in Kilifi.

The County secured top honors in multiple categories, clinching titles in Ladies’ Football, Men’s Volleyball, Ladies’ Beach Volleyball, and Ladies 3×3 Basketball.

Individual talents from Makueni also shone brightly during the tournament, earning notable distinctions as Golden Gloves were awarded to Mary Musyoki of Kibwezi East who showcased exceptional goalkeeping skills with Top Scorers Ann Muendo from Mbooni and Shanice Nthenya from Kilome dazzled with their scoring prowess.

The win has sparked enthusiasm within the Makueni Government, with officials viewing the success as a means for enhanced investment in the sports sector. The aim is to cultivate and support emerging talents while providing avenues for sustainable livelihoods.

Makueni plans to construct two FIFA Standard sports pitches annually in strategically chosen locations. This initiative seeks to foster an environment conducive to athletic development, ultimately elevating the county’s sporting profile.

Makueni Governor took to social media to celebrate the teams saying, “To say I am proud of our teams would be an understatement! These talented sports women and men have defied all Odds once again and dominated the 9th KYISA games in Kilifi. To God be the glory . Viva! Makueni 017- the home of talents.”

Wilberforce Musyoka involved in grisly accident

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Celebrated Kamba Gospel artist Wilberforce Musyoka was Saturday evening involved in a grisly road accident.

This is after a vehicle he was traveling in collided head-on between Emali and Masimba on the Nairobi Mombasa highway. He was in the company of Thwake Resort CEO Jeshi.

The duo was rushed to Kilome Hospital to receive treatment for the minor injuries sustained from the accident. Here are some photos from the scene.

His colleagues and fans immediately took to social media to wish the singer a quick recovery.

Stephen Kasolo said, “Pole kwa Brother Yetu Wilberforce Musyoka .. you are protected by the blood of God. No weapon formed against us shall prosper..”

MCSK CEO Ezekiel Mutua said, “I am informed that celebrated Gospel artist and MCSK member Wilberforce Musyoka was involved in a road accident earlier today, near Masimba in Emali, along Mombasa road. I have learned that our brother is out of danger and is under the care of doctors. We thank God for saving him from the grisly accident. On my own behalf and on behalf of MCSK, this is to wish him a quick recovery.”

Meshack Mwengei said,” God loves Wilberforce Musyoka. Ako sawa. Help me say “pole!” to our brother and a renowned Gospel minister.”


Regina Ndambuki Stresses Public Role in Water Policy Development

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Regina Ndambuki, Chair of the Tanathi Water Works Development Agency has emphasized the significance of public involvement in developing water resource management policies.

She highlighted the importance of gathering varied perspectives adding that this helps comprehend and effectively handle the difficulties facing Makueni’s water sector.

“Together, we can navigate the challenges ahead with resolve and resilience and emerge stronger, more united, and better equipped to fulfill our collective vision of a sustainable and prosperous future, ” she said.

She presented these statements at a public involvement event for Tanathi WWDA’s Strategic Plan 2023-2028. The event was hosted at Wote Technical Training Institute (WTTI).

Ndambuki highlighted the purpose of the gathering, emphasizing the goal of engaging in meaningful dialogue and developing the long-term strategy for the next five years using collective feedback. She stressed her confidence in the power of communal wisdom to guide decision-making. Ndambuki noted that the strategic plan represents their commitment to transparency, accountability, as well as good governance in Makueni County’s water sector.

Numerous stakeholders attended the event. Among them were non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, members of the public, the national government administration, several government departments, and political leaders. Eng. Fredrick Mwamati, CEO of Tanathi WWDA, was also present at the event.

It also aspires to create trust and confidence among stakeholders by implementing transparent and accountable governance processes. This will consequently create the groundwork for Makueni County’s sustainable water management. The involvement of both government and non-governmental players reflects a willingness to collaborate and partner in addressing water concerns. This strengthens resilience in the face of future uncertainties.