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KBC editor Betty Barasa shot dead by thugs in her Ngong home

Police have launched investigations into an incident in which a Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist was shot dead by armed criminals on Wednesday night.

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Police have launched investigations into an incident in which a Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Betty Barasa was shot dead by armed criminals on Wednesday night.

Betty Barasa, a video editor who works for the national broadcaster, was shot dead in her home, according to the police.

She was accosted at the gate by a three-man armed gang as she entered her home at Ololua in Ngong before being led into the house where they held her family hostage.

When they entered her home, the family said the armed robbers demanded money from the family and also took away electronic gadgets.

“They ransacked the house but only found laptops and a few other electronics,” police said.

Police are investigating what led to the fatal shooting after she left KBC offices in the city centre on Wednesday for her new Ngong home which the family moved into recently.

According to Barasa’s family, the three men had been waiting for her to arrive and two of them were armed with AK47 rifles.

As she drove in, they forced their way in, prompting the house help, who had gone to open the gate, to run into the darkness as she screamed to raise alarm.

The gang then followed the journalist up to where she had parked and ordered her out before leading her into the house at gunpoint.

The thugs escorted her to the house where her husband and children were before one of them took her upstairs.

After a few minutes, her children and husband, who had at this point been taken to different rooms, heard two gunshots.

While what transpired at the family’s main bedroom remains unclear, her lifeless body was later found lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

Betty Barasa had been shot twice on the head killing her instantly and the exact motive is yet to be established.

Her body was later taken to the Montezuma funeral home.

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Fundraiser for Baby Ayah Hits Target.

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Fundraiser for baby Ayah hits target of 240 Million.

The 18-month old Ayah suffers from a spinal muscular atrophy.

The genetic disease found in one in 10000 children born worldwide.

At the age of 9 months her parents noticed that Ayah was unable to raise her head when lying down.

She couldn’t sit on her own or clap, all these she had previously done with ease.

When word went round that she needed the world’s most expensive drug to save her life, well-wishers came together to raise funds.

They came from both Kenya and abroad.

As of April this year, a total of KSh146 Million had been raised.

 This was more than half of the figure needed for her drug.

As at now, the targeted 240 Million has been reached, thanks to the clarion call that railed everyone to baby Ayah’s support.

The family was full of gratitude for the media houses that were at the forefront in fighting for little Ayah.

The little girl will be on treatment called Zolgensma which goes for 230 Million.

This is the world’s most expensive drug.

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Victoria Rubadiri Announces That She Is Joining BBC for Three Months.

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Victoria Rubadiri has announced that she will be taking a leave from Citizen for a period of three months until December 2021.

The news anchor made the announcement at the end of the Sunday Live Bulletin.

Her co-host Jeff did not hesitate to express that he would miss her.

“At the beginning of this program, I said it would be a bittersweet moment because our very own Victoria Rubadiri is off for the next three months.

I am going to miss you but we know you are going out there to shine like a diamond,” He said

He bid her farewell and surprised her with a cake bought by one of the shows crew.

“The time has come, London is calling, I’m going to miss you Jeff,” She said.

As the winner of 20202 Komla Dumor Award, she will receive both training and work experience at the BBC office based in London.

She will begin her three-month placement at the BBC by attending a training coursed.

This will be at the BBC academy.

Thereafter, shell join the BBC team- across TV, radio and online.

Through this her skills will enhance tremendously.

The award was created to honor Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC world news, who had died suddenly in 2014.

Rubadiri is the second Kenyan to win the award after Wahiga Mwaura.

She impressed the judges with her eloquence and passion for telling African stories on both traditional and media platforms.

“We’re delighted to have Rubadiri on board to bring her insights and passion to the BBC,” Said Jamie Anus, Director of BBC World Service Group at the time.

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Questions Frequently Asked in an Interview and Their Answers.

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Questions Frequently Asked in an Interview and their answers are:

1. QUE: Why should we hire you?

   ANS: If you hire me, it would be a great platform to showcase my skills. Whatever goals I set,

I ensure to accomplish within stipulated time.

2.QUE: Do you have any questions for us?

   ANS: When can I join?

3.QUE: What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?

    ANS: It doesn’t matter till I learn something new from every project.

4.QUE: What irritates you about co-workers?

    ANS: I believe in team-work. Even if I find anything irritating, I try to avoid it unless it

personally affects me.

5.QUE: Tell me your ability to work under pressure?

   ANS: I keep myself calm and focus on multi-tasking while being patient.

6.QUE: What are your expectations from this job?

   ANS: Professional advancement and a good future.

7.QUE: What could be a possible distraction at work?

   ANS: I concentrate on one thing at a time.

8.QUE: What is your strength?

   ANS: I am a quick learner and a great team player.

9.QUE: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

   ANS: I see myself in a senior position managing important portfolio of this company.

10. QUE: What’s the reason behind leaving your last job?

        ANS: I am looking for better opportunities.

11.QUE: Describe your management style?

      ANS: I will constantly keep tab of assigned work with my subordinates and seniors and

ensure I finish my assignments on time.

12. QUE: Are you a team player?

       ANS: Yes. I ensure that the team I’m in successfully completes assignments and projects

within deadlines.

13. QUE: How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

       ANS: As long as I feel challenged professionally.

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