Ciru Muriuki Remembers Charles Ouda In Emotional Post, A Month After His Demise

The entertainment world has been in mourning for the past month following the death of Charles Ouda, an award-winning actor whose life and career had a profound impact on everyone who knew him.

Family, friends, and coworkers have all felt a great loss since his departure, which has led to passionate remembrances that encapsulate his vivid spirit and lasting impact.

Ciru Muriuki recalls her partner

Ouda’s fiancée, Ciru Muriuki, who’s former BBC journalist, posted a heartfelt tribute on social media that perfectly captured her grief and reiterated the impact Ouda had on her life, as she had spoken during his burial ceremony.

“One month without you. One month of pain I didn’t think I could endure. You were my hello and my hardest goodbye. But there can be no goodbye between us. Just the longing to see you again. May my life be forever. Better because you were in it. I love you Ceej. Forever and always,” Ciru said.

Muriuki mourned her partner in an emotional message a month ago, claiming she has never been loved the way Ouda loved her. In her 42 years, she claims Ouda gave him a love she never experienced before. And her love for him was impeccable

Ciru Muriuki requests financial assistance to provide a fitting farewell for fiancé Ouda

Media personality Ciru Muriuki is reaching out for financial support to give her fiancé, actor Charles Ouda, a respectable farewell. On Wednesday, the former BBC journalist shared a poster outlining how fans and celebrities can contribute to Charlie’s burial expenses. The poster, adorned in all black with gold and white accents, features a cheerful Charlie with his hand resting on his forehead, seemingly amused by something that made him burst into laughter.

“In loving memory of Charlie… Honoring the legacy! Join us in providing a dignified farewell for a cherished legend,” reads part of the post. Digital content creator and actress Foi Wambui, scriptwriter, movie producer, and director Abel Mutua, and emerging actor Kabugi are among the creatives who have shared Charlie’s fundraising poster.

Foi urged netizens to contribute whatever they could, acknowledging that funerals can be costly. “Funerals are hella expensive, and we really MUST give Charles a beautiful send-off. Please help the family by sending whatever contribution you can to the paybill number,” Foi wrote on her Instagram stories. She expressed disbelief, stating that everything still felt surreal, and she was struggling to accept the reality of her friend’s departure.


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Abel, while sharing the post, said a prayer for Charles, trusting that the actor would journey well into the afterlife and find peace. Friends and fans have been offering words of encouragement and virtual hugs to Ciru since she posted the appeal, consoling her as she grapples with the loss of her fiancé.

Homicide investigators have taken over the investigation into the sudden passing of actor Charles Ouda. A team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi, as part of the ongoing inquiry. While the cause of death remains undisclosed, there are speculations, including possible suicide, being explored. The circumstances surrounding the incident have prompted the involvement of the homicide team in the investigation.

Charles Ouda, known for his roles in popular shows like “Makutano Junction,” “Junction Junior,” “Second Family,” and “Salem,” appeared to be in good spirits on the last day he was seen alive. According to acquaintances, he had no known illnesses. He was last spotted attending a party for the cast of Maisha Magic’s ‘Salem Show.’ The family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki announced his passing on Sunday, revealing that he was 38 years old at the time of his death.

Ciru Muriuki Opens Up About Being Laid Off From BBC

Ciru Muriuki, a well-known media personality, has finally spoken out about being laid off from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

In a post on her social media, Muriuki acknowledged that she was among the employees who were affected by a recent round of layoffs at the international media company.

“I was laid off, or in other words, I was retrenched,” Muriuki said. “I had been working at this large international media company for five years, and last year they informed the entire staff that they wanted to change direction and take a digital-first approach. As a result, some roles would be made redundant. I am currently an underemployed journalist.”

Muriuki went on to say that she was “shocked and disappointed” by the news, but that she was “determined to move on” and “find a new opportunity.”

“I am grateful for the five years I spent at the BBC,” she said. “I learned a lot and met some amazing people. I am now looking forward to the next chapter in my career.”

Muriuki’s layoff is just one example of the many job losses that have been happening in the media industry in recent years. As the industry continues to shift towards digital, many traditional media companies have been forced to lay off staff in order to save money.

Muriuki’s story is a reminder of the challenges that journalists are facing in today’s ever-changing media landscape. However, it is also a story of resilience and determination. Muriuki is a talented journalist, and I am confident that she will find a new opportunity where she can continue to use her skills and talents.

“Where would I hide my face” Media personality Ciru Muiruri weighs in on the Karen Nyamu and Samidoh scandal

The Swahili people say adui wa mwanamke ni mwanamke mwenzake; and in this case I guess the proverb best describes both Karen Nyamu and now – Ciru Muiruki.

While other celebrities remain silent about this issue, the BBC journalist couldn’t hold back; as she went on to mock Karen Nyamu for being too clingy on Samidoh. But again, I mean wouldn’t any other do the same especially if a child is involved?

Anyway judging from the post made by Ciru – I can assure you that it aimed at embarrassing Ms Nyamu; and it did as Ciru wrote;

Heh. Imagine me running all over social media calling a married son Jeroboam “babe” and he refers to me as “Ms Ciru Muriuki.” Where would I hide my face?

Samidoh picks wife over baby mama

By now many are aware of the ongoing drama surrounding the Mugithii singer; but judging from how Samidoh handled this – we cannot help but feel sorry for Ms Nyamu.

Being rejected in front of millions of fans must have stung like a bee; but since she will finally about the drama on Jalang’o TV – we cannot wait to hear what she has to say.

Ciru Muriuki in mourning again, just months after losing her dad

The loss of a loved one is a feeling one can never put into words. But losing another person so close to your heart, becomes a tall order.

July 2020, BBC journalist, Angela Wanjiru wa Muriuki alias Ciru Muriuki lost her dad to COVID-19. A man she dearly honored, loved and cherished.

Also read: “It has not been easy!” BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki preps for third surgery

A man she still misses more than words can say; a man who would have turned 72 years on October 10, were he still alive.

Pain and agony that she wonders how long it will last.

Ciru Muriuki loses her dad

Amid COVID-19 and strict health measures put in place, her dads send-off left a different mark in her life.

“Heh. Losing a father. Nothing prepares you for the pain. Nothing. I wonder if I’ll feel this agony forever. My father’s funeral was the worst experience of our lives.”

Remember, Ciru also contracted the virus and had to mourn her late dad in almost complete solitude.

I cannot think of anything worse,” she tweeted.

BBC journalist, Ciru Muriuki

Another loss

It has been barely 4 months that the celebrated media personality was allowed to mourn her loss, and death has stricken once more.

Taking to her Twitter, the broadcast journalist mourned the loss of a beloved mother, a grand mum and an aunt – her fathers sister.

Messages of condolences continue to flow in from fellow personalities, friends and fans as they comfort a dear Ciru, having to bear 2 consecutive losses amid a pandemic.

May their souls rest in eternal peace!

8 female Kenyan celebrities who have stylishly rocked short, bold hair

Short hair has been largely embraced in the local market especially by female celebrities who have opted for a bold, more polished and different look that has only left them looking younger and hotter.

Be it young or older, married or single, in their different professions and daily hustles, several female celebrities have come out to prove short hair can still look sexxy. Lets dive right in;

1. Ciru Muriuki

The former NTV’s The Trend show host, currently working with BBC, recently decided to chop off her 6-years old dreadlocks for a bolder, younger, new look, that has been turning heads online.

BBC’s Ciru Muriuki

2. Femi One

The Utawezana rapper and hitmaker is one personality whose stylish, colorful hair dyes ranging from yellow, to pink, to red and even green has only made her stand out in the industry. No lie, this fine babe goes extra when she decides to!

Rapper Femi One

3. Wahu Kagwi

The mother of two who doubles up as a gospel artist has since time immemorial opted for a mohawk-look, maintaining it trimmed and at a certain length, that allows her to meddle with it, depending on the occasion.

Singer, Wahu Kagwi, commemorates late dad

4. Corazon Kwamboka

The first time mom, took the internet by storm after chopping off her beautiful, long, dark African hair soon as she welcomed her son Taiyari with Frankie Just Gym It. Matter of fact, Frankie was the one who brought in the idea and a dear Corazon did not even think twice about it.

Corazon Kwamboka serving hot body goals at 5 weeks postpartum

5. Azziad Nasenya

The celebrated TV show host and actress keeps her natural hair short, away from the screens, more often spotted with a blonde look, pimping it with braids and wigs once in a while.

Online sensation, Azziad Nasenya

6. Lilian Muli

The TV girl always seen in wigs, once ditched them for a hot look in short plumed hair. This was after getting rid of the short locs she had hidden beneath her wigs for a long time. And honestly, her age betrays the look.

Citizen TV journalist Lilian Muli

7. Huddah Monroe

Huddah loves her hair short and trimmed, recently letting off the wigs and signature bandanas, to step out looking like a 16-year old, after trimming it a bit more and she sure looks stunning.

City socialite Huddah Monroe

8. Jovial

The Coastal-based songbird, who was once signed under Otile BrownJust In Love record label, has time and again proven her look in short hair and even when she gets those wigs on, she opts for a classy boy cut.

Kenyan singer, Jovial born Juliet Miriam Ayub

Well, there you have it!

BBC’s Ciru Muriuki turning heads in new hairdo days after ditching her long-kept dreadlocks (Photo)

It takes courage to embrace change and former NTV’s The Trend host, Ciru Muriuki recently chopped off her 6-year old locs for a new look.

The babe did not elaborate why she decided to make the new move before parading her new hairdo online and fans cant get enough.

Also read: “It has not been easy!” BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki preps for third surgery

The sassy chocolate-skinned babe stepped out rocking a mohawk-look, the sides perfectly shaved and the center with a bit of bushy hair and kid you not, the lass looks much younger now. “New hair who dis? she captioned.”

Ciru Muriuki embraces new hairdo

There is something about getting hair off your face, that lights up your entire look, pronounces your neck, cheeks and even the shape of your face more.

Also read: Ciku Muiruri slams Ciru Muriuki for being a cry baby and using her name for attention 

Her glammed up face complemented the look with fans admitting that maybe it was time she had the locs trashed because the babe is now turning heads online.

Former radio presenter, Ciru Muriuki

Popular Kenyan actresses, Jacky Vike, Sarah Hassan, Shix Kapienga and Serah Teshna could not help but gush over the younger-looking Ciru Muriuki and her courage to embrace change even when it meant getting uncomfortable.

However, for those that felt sorry that the locs they always envied were now history, it was time to mourn.

Over the weekend, the BBC journalist took to the gram to showcase as her dreadlocks were getting chopped off at the barbers. The new move comes barely a month after she lost the man she treasured most in her life, her dad.

Ciku Muiruri slams Ciru Muriuki for being a cry baby and using her name for attention 

Former radio presenter Ciku Muiruri has attacked Ciru Muriuki for always seeking attention using her name which she can easily avoid.

The Busted host took to social media to post a long post attacking Ciru after fans confused the two yet again raining attacks on Ciru instead of her.

According to the veteran presenter, Ciru could have avoided all this but because she’s always after attention, she keeps encouraging it.

“I did my first radio show in 1998. In my many, many, many, years on radio doing Busted etc I have used my name. On my newspaper columns, I have used my name. On my book #LoveisButADream and all my social media pages, I have used my name. Someone comes onto the scene many, many, many years later, has and uses a name similar to mine and now cries victim every time she is mistaken for me,” she said.


She went on to add that even after being asked to change her name, Ciru went on to use it.

A boss of ours – Pete Sinclair – actually refused her to use the name during her stint at Radio Africa and said she would be mistaken for me. She had no choice but to listen to him and use her English name. All was well. But alas, she then went on to join NTV where she disregarded his advice and went on use the name. Enter the case of mistaken identity that follows until this very day. And now, I am supposedly the bad guy because I need to watch what I tweet for her sake. Wait, what?
A friend of hers actually went on a morning TV show and said my ‘bad manners’ (??) are affecting her. What the actual hell? That’s the final straw for me. I refuse to be used as a punching bag when you found me here, minding my own business.
If you want your brand to stand out, the first logical step is NOT to ride on someone else’s name and then cry foul when it no longer suits you.

Read Ciru Muriuki´s words of comfort to Ivy Wangechi´s grieving mother

Parents to prospective deceased medical student, Ivy Wangechi bravely spoke out in the media, holding their young daughter´s name high.

Multiple comments on various media channels have seen the parents, close family and friends, bittered by their shaming remarks in concern to the daughter.

However, the time had come to silence off all these critics and family, classmates even neighbors have come out strong to put the disheartening remarks to rest.

The mother to the first born daughter categorically articulated:

It is with a lot of regret that I have learnt of an Ivy that only exists in the world of social media. That must be another Ivy, not my daughter.

I want to make it clear that the Ivy the bloggers are talking about and trying to portray in a bad light in social media is not the same one we knew.

The Ivy we knew was God-fearing, disciplined and one who did not depend on or have sponsors.

Speaking on Sunday from their home in Thika, she further dismissed rumors of her daughters HIV health state.


Additionally, media personality, Ciru Muriuki penned an open letter to the pain-stricken mother reading:

In this Holy Week, your daughter will be laid to rest. You have had to endure her being killed, twice. First, by the seemingly senseless slaying and the second time by bloggers and even radio presenters – Specifically Didge on Homeboyz radio – Who made jokes about her death and alluded to her deserving what she got. And Jalango who wrote a lengthy post on Instagram about women not accepting gifts from men without being ready to deal with the consequences.

The BBC Journalist consoles the grieving mother, citing further local examples:

You have had to endure lies being spread about the apple of your eye. Everything from infecting this disturbed young man (that she never even dated) with HIV, to her being a money-grabbing slut. Yes, they have killed your angel twice.

Today, there are reports of a 24-year-old woman in Nyaribo that has been stabbed and killed by her alleged ex-boyfriend. Another man who stabbed his wife 17 times in Mathira has given himself up to police. Hot on the heels of another stabbing in Pwani University where yet another girl fights for her life. Naomi Chepkemboi’s crime was to send back money to a man whose attention she did not want. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Ciru Muriuki explains that she does relate with Ivy´s mother and stands strong with her during such trying times:

Mama Wangechi, I’m a mum too. I too have a young, beautiful daughter. She is graduating from University in July, her life ahead of her. I can relate to the horror of what you must be going through.

So I will try and hold your hand with my words, with the hope that they will give you just a small piece of comfort. This weekend, I saw a post questioning why God killed innocent Egyptian kids over Passover and saved the ‘right’ kids from death.

The meme is sarcastic and alludes to God willing evil by punishing innocent children. I’m sure such thoughts may have crossed your mind. Why Ivy? Why a doctor? Why a God fearing girl? Why a girl so beautiful? Why a life so blessed?

Additionally, the letter continues:

People die in churches worshipping. They die in floods, they die from crazed gunmen. And yes, from an axe wielding mad man. God’s choice to no longer will a person to live, is not to will evil. We must ALL die. But it’s never senseless. He gave up His only son to die. We will bury Him this Friday. And look what His death did for the world. Remember when Jesus cured a blind man in the Gospel of John? The disciples wondered whose sin had caused the man’s blindness, his own or his parents. “Neither,” Jesus answered. “Rather, he was made blind that the works of God might be revealed in him.”

Ciru Muriuki´s further revelation from the Bible:

Those kids in Egypt were also chosen – that the works of God might be revealed in their deaths. We all have a role in this life, whether it is clear to us or not. So did Ivy. Yes, she needed to be a doctor. God fearing. Beautiful. A wonderful soul with a life so blessed.

She needed to be all these things so that we can now SEE the girl in Pwani. So we can SEE the woman in Nyeri. These headlines are not new. But Ivy struck a chord in us all so deep, that we now SEE the other women.

It may not seem like it now, but be sure your daughter did not die in vain. Because of her, we now SEE that mental health issues are REAL and must be taken more seriously. Because of her violence against women and blaming the victim will NOT be tolerated.

The Journalist´s closing remarks, making reference to the lessons Ivy Wangechi has left behind:

Didge is serving a suspension from his job because of it. Jalang’o saw the error of his ways and deleted his post. Because of Ivy, we know that not everything you read on the Internet is true. Anyone can do it. Even you. Start a blog right now. Write anything you want. It will be on the Internet.

That does not make what you write true. Because of your daughter people will begin to question what they read. They will look at the source. They will wait for a credible media house with the proper facts before they murder another person again with their words. Like they did to your daughter.

Yes, as you lay your precious Ivy to rest, know that it was not in vain. Hundreds of other girls will live because she died. Thanks mum for your amazing daughter. She was chosen that the works of God might be revealed through her. #RIPIVYWANGECHI

May Ivy´s soul find eternal rest.


Fate brings them back together! Ciru Muriuki reunites with Larry Madowo at BBC (Photos)

TV host Ciru Muriuki announced her decision to quit K24 on 1st August 2018. She used to host K24 Alfajiri together with Jeff Mote and Serah Teshna.

Ciru and Jeff Mote quit NTV’s the Trend on November 2017 to join K24. The two left NTV just after Trend’s former main host Larry Madowo called it quits.

“I’m about to wrap up my final time co-hosting K24 Alfajiri. I am so honored to have worked on such a great show with such a great team! @iamjeffmote and @serahteshna keep killing this morning TV game! I’m super excited about the next phase of my career. Dreams do come true. ????? #k24alfajiri,” wrote Ciru Muriuki.


Ciru has since joined BBC, the same media house where her BFF Larry Madowo works. Larry holds a senior post at BBC, he is the head of BBC Africa Business desk.

 Ciru Muriuki at BBC
 Ciru Muriuki at BBC

Ciru has also reunited with former colleague at K24 Ian Wafula who also recently joined BBC after Larry Madowo challenged him to seek greener pastures.


Ciru Muriuki quits K24 barely a year after joining the station from NTV

TV host Ciru Muriuki has announced her decision to quit K24 where she used to host K24 Alfajiri together with Jeff Mote and Serah Teshna.

Ciru and Jeff Mote quit NTV’s the Trend on November 2017 to join K24. The two left NTV just after Trend’s former main host Larry Madowo called it quits.

Ciru Muriuki with former co-hosts Jeff Mote and Serah Teshna.
Ciru Muriuki with former co-hosts Jeff Mote and Serah Teshna.

Also read: Ciru Muriuki lands a new job at K24 after leaving NTV’s The Trend

Super excited about new phase

Ciru announced she was quitting K24 Alfajiri without revealing where she is heading to. The TV host however makes it clear that she is super excited about the next phase of her career.

Ciru Muriuki
Ciru Muriuki

“I’m about to wrap up my final time co-hosting K24 Alfajiri. I am so honored to have worked on such a great show with such a great team! @iamjeffmote and @serahteshna keep killing this morning TV game! I’m super excited about the next phase of my career. Dreams do come true. ????? #k24alfajiri,” wrote Ciru Muriuki.


K24 presenter shocked after ‘Fisi of the Year” Waziri Chacha tried giving her some of that MP-confusing D

We still have five months to the end of the year but Wazir Benson Chacha Masubo, after bedding several female MPs, has already been voted FISI of the year by majority of Kenyans.

The last time we heard about Chacha is after his MP scandal in which he as accused of conspiring to defraud MPs and the public. He was arrested and later freed on a bond of Ksh 3m by a Nairobi Magistrate’s court.

Searching for younger women

Ciru Muriuki

It seems the charmer is now back and is now switching to a bit younger women. He was recently blasted by  K24’s Alfajiri host Ciru Muriuki after he slid into her DM and tried dropping some lines.

The former NTV’s the Trend presenter, however, didn’t want to entertain his game unless she wanted to end up like all the other victims. She shared the screenshots telling her fans that Chacha is making moves on her.

“look who’s in my dms. i’m not boarding.” she captioned the screenshot.



Njambi Koikai, Ciru Muriuki breathe fire on KNH CEO Lily Koros

Njambi Koikai and Ciru Muriuki are up in arms about the shocking incidents at Kenya National Hospital (KNH). The two ladies have expressed their anger and frustrations with KNH CEO Lilly Koros.

KNH is what US president Donald Trump would describe as a shithole. The hospital was put on the spot after  women claimed they are sexually assaulted when they go to breastfeed their babies.

There were reports that mortuary attendants at KNH prey on women at maternity ward. The revelation sparked uproar among female MPs and Kenyans at large.

How does Koros still has a job?
Lilly Koros

Njambi Koikai and Ciru Muriuki have voiced their frustrations with Lily Koros. The KNH CEO denies male staffers prey on mothers who go to breastfeed their babies.

“So. The CEO of KNH, a WOMAN, actually said that the stories of women being raped on the way to feed their babies are false…BECAUSE NO ONE REPORTED THEM IN THE SUGGESTION BOXES. And she still has a job. Let’s not even get into how stupid it is to have the maternity ward so far away from the nursery.

“Please note, this is the same hospital where patients were murdered in their beds. No one has been apprehended, no one has lost their job. #Shithole,” Ciru Muriuki ranted.

“Watching Koros on Citizen Tv….and I’m thinking why the hell is this woman still in office feeding us hogwash???
I’ll tell you how i lost a friend and some relatives in that Kenyatta National Hospital.

“This woman needs to go home. The management ought to be disbanded. She’s making this worse by defending herself. Btw she’s said there’s nothing she can do about the mothers on 3rd floor. So our mothers will continue crawling from 3rd floor to ground floor with their stitches and wounds,” Njambi Koikai lamented.


“Vic was the kind of guy who could be brought to tears by a song” Ciru Muriuki mourns the death of her ex boyfriend

Ciru Muriuki has lost her ex boyfriend who was a presenter at 2 FM. Jeremy Odhiambo popularly known as Saliva Vic didn’t make it to 2018.

Saliva Vic died mysteriously on the night of December 31st 2017. The deceased’s lifeless body was found in his house barely hours to the new year.

We had an ill-advised romance

Former Trend panelist Ciru Muriuki eulogized Saliva Vic in a heartfelt tribute. The K24 presenter reveals she briefly dated the deceased before they both realized the romance was ill-advised.

“We made it to another year. Unfortunately, one of us didn’t. Saliva Vic and I met through Nick Ndeda back when we worked at Homeboyz Radio. We had an ill-advised romance, which happened when both of us were just in a terribly dark place. But after it was over, we stayed friends because Vic was just one of the most genuine people I knew,” wrote Ciru Muriuki in part.

Saliva Vic

Ciru further reveals that her ex boyfriend was such a jovial person. She explains that Saliva Vic would openly tell people uncomfortable truths about themselves.

“Vic was the kind of guy who could be brought to tears by a song he resonated with. He was the kind of guy to tell you the most uncomfortable truths about yourself. He used to say all the time “fuck your feelings”. He was open, he was smart, he was annoying as fuck, he was passionate and he was real. The last time we spoke on the phone, out of the blue, he told me how proud he was of me and that he loved me. He was a better friend to me than I was to him. The world just got a little darker. Rest well Vic. You have broken our hearts, but you’re free now. I love you,” Ciru revealed.


“I was suffering in silence” Ciru Muriuki opens up about her struggle with same disease that Njambi Koikai is suffering from

Njambi Koikai has been struggling with endometriosis for years. It turns out her former panelist on the Trend – Ciru Muriuki is also suffering from the same condition.

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs.[sic]

Njambi Koikai has been spearheading endometriosis awareness campaign ever since she was diagnosed with the condition. She is encouraging women suffering in silence to speak about their conditions freely.

Njambi Koikai (second on left) and Ciru Muriuki (first on right) while they were still on the Trend

Most women suffering from endometriosis are afraid to open up because of stigma. Njambi aims to end all fallacies about endometriosis and also to implore the government to take action.

I was suffering in silence

Ciru Muriuki has opened up about her struggles with endometriosis. The former Trend panelist who recently went under the knife reveals she has been suffering in silence.

“@jahmbykoikai you’re a rock star for bringing awareness to endometriosis. So many of us are suffering in silence, faced with physicians who don’t really care. I remember one who insinuated that my pelvic pain was caused by an STD. SURELY.

“Anyways, I had a laparoscopic procedure yesterday to remove a large haemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I’m a little sore, but on the mend. We need a cure. We do. #endowarrior,” wrote Ciru Muriuki.

Ciru Muriuki in hospital



Ciru Muriuki lands a new job at K24 after leaving NTV’s The Trend

Ciru Muriuki quit the Trend on Friday November 10th. The former Trend panelist didn’t reveal where she was headed but now we can confirm she is joining K24.

The Trend lost two presenters in a span of four months. Larry Madowo was first to leave before Ciru also left for greener pastures.

Madowo left the Trend to focus on the new political show ‘Sidebar’. Ciru however left the Trend to replace Amina Abdi at K24.

“I did my final show on The Trend. It has been three crazy years. When what later became the #TTTT segment started, it was literally 10 minutes of television with me and Anto Neosoul in the Nation FM studios. At the time, i had no way of knowing how big the show would get. This show has opened doors beyond my wildest dreams, and I’m walking through one of those doors now. I’m very excited about what the future holds and I will be sharing the next stage of my journey with you all as soon as I’m allowed to!” Ciru Muriuki wrote when she left the Trend.


Amina Abdi used to host ‘Alfajiri’ show on K24 before she joined the Trend. Ciru Muriuki has replaced Amina as the new host of ‘Alfajiri’.

Ciru will be hosting the show alongside Serah Ndanu Teshna and Jeff Mote. Serah Teshna previously hosted KTN’s The Skin Therapy show while Jeff Mote was also a panelist on the Trend. The trio will officially start their duty on 4th December 2017.


The Trend’s new host Amina looks likes a househelp without makeup (Photos)

Amina Abdi stunned netizens with her makeup free appearance.The new Trend host was nearly unrecognizable when she hanged out with Larry and Ciru Muriuki.

Amina was unveiled as the new Trend host last Friday November 17th. She took over from Larry Madowo who left The Trend to focus on the relatively new political show Side Bar.

I look like a househelp

Amina Abdi with her makeup on

Larry, Ciru and Amina hanged out together on Tuesday noon. Amina wasn’t wearing any makeup when she went out with the two former Trend host and panelist.

Larry took to Instagram to share video of their lunchtime meeting. The new Trend host is seen hiding her face as Larry tries capturing her in the video.

“Oh! I look like a househelp without makeup,” Amina protested as Larry recorded her.

“Isn’t that the way you look every day?” Larry Madowo jokingly asked Amina.

Checkout the photos below to see how Amina looks without makeup:


“The Trend has helped me find a better hustle” Ciru Muriuki explains why she quit the Trend

Last Friday November 10th was Ciru Muriuki’s last appearance on the Trend. She quit the NTV show after three years of service.

Ciku’s exit comes only four months after Larry Madowo quit the show. The NTV anchor left the Trend to focus on the new political show ‘Sidebar’.

Ciru Muriuki and Larry Madowo

Ciru Muriuki started out as a radio presenter at Nation FM before she was sacked. She however remained on the Trend until last Friday when she quit.

Ciru explains why she quit

The former Trend panelist acknowledges that the show opened doors of opportunities for her. She explains that she left the Trend to walk into one of the doors that the show opened for her.


Ciru says that she will announce the next step of her journey soon. She thanked her fans for the love and support they showed her during her stint on the Trend.

The Trend family as it was formerly constituted

“Good morning! Last night, I did my final show on The Trend. It has been three crazy years. When what later became the #TTTT segment started, it was literally 10 minutes of television with me and Anto Neosoul in the Nation FM studios. At the time, i had no way of knowing how big the show would get. I gained an on air family in @larrymadowo @eddiebutita , @mamarthur @anitanderu @blessednjugush and @jahmbykoikai. This show has opened doors beyond my wildest dreams, and I’m walking through one of those doors now. I’m very excited about what the future holds and I will be sharing the next stage of my journey with you all as soon as I’m allowed to! Thank you all for your love and support and I hope you will join me for the next chapter!
As always, ? by @festolang,” Ciru wrote.


Radio Presenter Shaffie Weru, Catherine Kamau among others get together with the top influential personalities at this lit invite-only party (Photos)

Hennessy held the first-ever “Code Henny” invite-only party that saw top influential personalities come together in an exclusive Hennessy-lovers circle. Led by Hennessy’s Brand Ambassador and Radio Presenter Shaffie Weru, the personalities met and mingled at a secret villa in Nairobi

The influencers got immersed into the Hennessy’s world by sampling various cocktails and fusions of the cognac while enjoying top of class music by DJ Kace and trumpeter Mackinlay.

Also read: Top East African acts that were part of the amazing Moet Hennessy VIP Trip that went down recently (Photos)
Lucia Musau, the PR lead for Hennessy said:

“Hennessy in itself exudes class, confidence and a go getter spirit and that’s why we found it fit to invite people who would indulge in the luxury histories and traditions of Hennessy Cognac and see things from our perspective.”

Just like the way Hennessy offers a unique taste that satisfies the cognac lover, the various personalities enjoyed quite the unique experience which was meant to signify the process Hennessy undergoes before it matures for consumption.

Speaking at the event, Alexandre Helaine Market Manager Moët Hennessy added that,

“The Code Henny is about creating the Hennessy lover’s circle, to give them their own experience with Hennessy. In a way to say thank you for their love to the brand, we invite them to an experiential moment including ways of tasting Hennessy while enjoying a new style of music.”

Guests at Hennessy party
Perfomances at Hennessy Party
Pierra Makena and a friend at Hennessy party
Shaffie weru, Troy and Blaze at Hennessy Party
Hennessy Party venue
Jemo yule Msee with a friend at Hennessy party
Avil Gohil and Blaze at Hennessy party
Alexandre, Lucia and Troy White at Hennessy Party
Catherine Kamau and Ciru Muriuki at Hennessy party

Ciru Muriuki trashes empathy for Moi Girls’ arsonist after learning planning was done on WhatsApp group over school holiday

Details have emerged of a five-member WhatsApp group extracted from the lead suspect’s phone which show Moi Girls fire was planned during the holiday.

Apparently the initial plan was to burn the dormitory on August 31, two days after students reported back to school from home.

According to the phone details, the 14-year-old Moi Girls main suspect was categorical that she intended to burn the school for a variety of reasons among them her hatred for the institution which she had been struggling to leave.

Also read: 5 shocking things about girl with devilish tendencies who started deadly Moi girls fire that killed 9 students

Initially some Kenyans empathized with the main suspect saying that she suffered from depression. But it now turns out that the main suspect had time to alert fellow students about the fire they started with four other suspects but instead she left them to perish.

The main suspect in Moi Girls fire

The girl had issues with the school not fellow students, she could have saved them and let the fire burn empty dormitory but she opted to let fellow students die in the fire. This clearly indicates the girl is pure evil.

The Trend panelist Ciru Muriuki who was among many people who empathized with the main suspect, was quick to trash the feelings of pity she had for the girl after she learnt of how she abandoned fellow students to die in the inferno.

“So guys. I’m struggling with something and I’m hoping you can clear this one up for me.

“Now, ever since those children died at Moi Nairobi Girls, and ever since it emerged that the suspect in question was a depressed, suicidal girl, I have felt a deep empathy for her. As you all know, I have been very open about my own struggle with depression.

“Now yesterday, the news broke that there was a whatsapp group where this act was planned, and that after the fire was lit, the girls involved alerted each other and left their fellow students asleep in a burning dormitory. When asked why they didn’t wake their counterparts, they said that it didn’t occur to them to do so.

“This is where my empathy has run out. I’m struggling here. I mean, there is such a cavalier disregard for the lives of others at play here, that even for me, someone who knows what it is like to live with a mental illness, it does not compute. I know some Kenyan schools are places where I wouldn’t even take a dog I disliked, but this here? Not caring if others live or die? I don’t understand. I’m struggling,” Ciru Muriuki wrote.


Ciru Muriuki does the unexpected just to prove she’s not dating Larry Madowo

Larry Madowo and Ciru Muriuki have been said to be secretly dating even though no one has ever proved it. Ciru has now put the whole matter to rest.

Ciku Muriuki and Larry Madowo’s chemistry on the screen has been mistaken by many people for a romantic relationship.

The Trend panelist caused a stir when she was seen kissing and cuddling amorously with a man whose face wasn’t clearly seen in a photo she uploaded online.

Ciru Muriuki cuddling with her ‘anonymous’ boyfriend

Rumormongers quickly suggested that the mysterious person who was cozying up with Ciru was none other than NTV anchor – Larry Madowo.

Ciru had enough of the gossips and misinformation and she decided to act. She went on and unmasked her sweetheart for the whole world to see.

Ciru Muriuki was forced to unmask her sweetheart just to prove he wasn’t Larry Madowo

“OK guys. Everyone chill. This here is bae..who looks NOTHING like Larry Madowo . Now can we all just calm down?” Ciru Muriuki posted.

Now that Ciru’s boyfriend is not Larry Madowo, who is Larry dating?