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Sex Letter from Miss boss Is it the answer?

Beyond mental bondage

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arusi Magazine is under the umbrella group Harusi Enterprises. This is a Christian organization that is unlike any other and uses various mediums of communication to fulfill its mandate. This magazine is directed and put together with the youth and single adults in mind. The magazine has a new wine in new wine skin approach to fulfilling its mandate thus is a modern hip magazine that cover various topics. We have several categories such as Relationships- sex, marriage, dating, relationships, and talking spouses. Lifestyle- health, wealth, House and DĂŠcor, tours and travel. News- Global news, sports, events, celebrities. Leisure and Pleasurecars, fashion, music, movies, books boyz and their toyz, girl stuff. Special features- on the grill, one on one, testimonial. Letter from Miss Boss and the snap both.


ur mandate is to Raise up a generation that cant help but wait on God and is founded on the word from Luke 12: 35-36 Be prepared all dressed and ready for your Groom’s return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. We aim to prepare the bride of Christ not only for marriage here on earth but the end time marriage to our Lord. We are aware that there are many things that pull this generation from living a godly life and Destroy their relationship with God and we intend to bring a change and help them get back their footing.


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e mostly dwell on the area of relationships as we have come to understand that the relationships we have affect our relationships with God. God made man and made him relational, however there is a way he expects us to carry ourselves in those relationships that will not tear us apart from him and his grace. In this magazine we discuss that and equip the youth and single adults and even that in marriage on working relationships as God calls us to. We are aware that the world has many experts when it comes to love, relationships, dating, marriage and sex and they all have been generous to share their opinion with us, but this time we choose to look to the greatest of all experts, the all knowing God and his word on the matter.


ur relationship on earth is to be a reflection of our relationship with God, We are the bride of Christ and we must teach our generation that to keep them from falling from grace. To allow them to be ready and prepared for the bride groom when he comes, for he is coming, we just do not know when. We want our generation to stay focused and determined to wait on God and not miss him when he comes as illustrated in math 25:1-13. Shalom

Thitu Kariba

Founder and Visionary

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Timothi Gichuru Namwano Shichende The Healing Ambassador Pamba Boma Killele

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Special thanks God Almighty


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Welcome It feels like it has been a while. We have certainly heard our challenges this year with our equipment getting stolen. It was frustrating and emotional because it was an inside job which meant we lost more than just work and equipment, we also lost someone we loved and trusted. It is unfortunate as the young lady had so much potential and we were also invested in educating her further. It is not all in vain for indeed all things work together for good and we have introduced a new section Beauty For Ashes by The Healing Ambassador which allows us to tackle various issues that face the youth, the decisions they make, consequences and how to recover when we fall. This last few months have also been abuzz with activity in the political arena as Kenyans took to the poles to vote for their new leaders and new President. As such we felt it was only right that we pay tribute to the new Kenya under the special feature section instead of our usual celebrity feature. It is at this moment that we would like to thank the Kenyan people for turning up in large numbers, keeping the peace, the media for all the hard work and 24hour updates throughout, the people that many of us saw an few acknowledged who told the news in sign language and of course all the people in charge of conducting the voting activity, counting and ensuring our security. As I sign off I would also like to take the time to invite you to like our new fan page for the Harusi Magazine and share your comments and stories with us. We know that over time our fan base has grown and we would like to get a place where we can further interact with fans and offer them more on a daily basis and weekly than we are able to do every month. It has been a blessing and we hope to get more and more of you reading and giving us your feed back. Thitu Kariba

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Dating Dating can be a great experience if you understand what its all about and do not expect more from it that it can offer. I have said before that dating is all about collecting data. This means one has a list of potential boy/girlfriend candidates and gets to work greatly to know what they are all about. Have a list of things you are looking for but make it realistic and make it more about the person than things. Understand that things come and go and yet so do people but people have what it takes to have things or make things happen .One may not have a car or house or whatever right now but has the potential to get that and with you on that side could get there much sooner. Look at things like character, personality, and yes even make. I am not trying to make it an issue but at times it is. Personally there are certain men I do not want to date as a preference and based on past experience as for as race or tribe goes but I am also not completely shut out t o the idea so out such one comes up all give it a try.

Make it or break it temperaments. Make it clear that you are dating this usually means you are seeking more than the person to get to know them in the hopes of ending up with one kind of like the bachelor only PG 16 . Dating only calls for one to find who is best guided to them and going beyond that into sex and the like is a recipe for disaster when it comes to sex one size fits all which ever way you look at it and sex does not make or break a relationship so even if you have great sex you may still have a bad relationship.

I came to learn about temperaments which got met to understand why tend to attract or be attracted to the same land of guy. I am a sanguine, out going , bubby happy go lucky, talks for house and end always up to something . Most men /all men I have dated are melancholic, introverted , quite, not very into doing all and everything not the life of the poetry and tend of gloomy . They say opposites attracts an its true ,give them what they don’t have and vise versa .Check out more on temperaments online find out what you are and how you do with others. And see if you can find a pattern to people you have dated in your past based on Harusi Magazine

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Loving the difference

Human beings cannot leave on their own and I am not just saying this God said it when he created Adam and said “ it I not good for a man to be alone. That right there is the basis of what I said .Just as one tree cannot make a forest, one man cannot make a nation. / The population. We need to be in relationships to grow whether its at work, home, school or more personal boy or girl or man or woman relationships .That alone then means that relationships take work because it takes work to have one and maintain it. If you are too busy working and whatever else be asked that your relationship with friends ,family, kids ,spouses ,boyfriend, girlfriend will certainly suffer or die out all together. Depending on who you are in a relationship with the work required will differ. In all relationships it is important t o factor in love languages. This does not apply to work relationship but with friends, children etc it does touch ,quality time, gifts, deeds, communication are the 5 love languages used in any personal relationship . The best way to know the 8

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love language of your loved ones your wife ,kids, girl/ boyfriend is to not the key they show you love. People love the way they want to be loved and if you mirror that you win! As a therapist the one thing I am coming to clearly understand is that out of all 7 billion people on this planet ( last we counted) no one person is the same. Upbringing ,sex, experience, personality, temperament ,race ,religion ,geographical positioning even whether make up and that a person is not becoming in mind the millions of information an characteristics found in own DNA. So really what we factor in is he basic ,common and general human behavior patterns . That help us understand people and help them. In a relationship one has to always come in with a clean slate and realize even though they look like the last one may be and all other things they are NOT the same and should not be treated as such in a relationship treat the one you are dealing with as a special individual original and unique .Get to know them for them and treat them as such.


Ready? Set? …Do you? When I heard about Kim Kardashian and Chris Humphrey’s today marriage all I thought was ………that is a popularity stunt if even had of one. Yes I judged and concluded as many did. I thought that is great for rating and hits and all that but I never thought. For once that it could have been real and feelings could have been hard. After watching the reality show and seeing them trying and feeling I began to thank and even pray for them. I figured this could be any one of us. It is not the first or the last and its not the shortest one either. Every day we see couples yet moved and after years of what works like a happily even after the break up and are shocked .If happened with seed and his lovely wife hardly down who renewed their marriage vows every year. I had to ask myself why that ID.

contributed . In both cases I see timing as a big factor that was not considered.

Before we say I do. If is crucial to give the process the time it deserves and respect look at what you are getting into with both eyes open and then ask if you can handle it and make a plan on how. If not its call good its easier to break up than get divorced .Date for a while ,I like to say give it a like on new years through eastern and Christmas . What they are like at home with family, When listening to Kim Kardashian I learnt work, oasis that time of the month etc . that she admitted to getting mounded Don’t marry a stranger. too fast. She found a guy and they hit Lastly, but not least as much as you it off an got along but when the reality love the person shut one door before of marriage and living together kicked you open another. Let them deal and it they were not ready our what was heal from a past relationship , marriage happening they did not seem to know ext if there are land involved do what goes where and now and it was some cancelling even if not marriage like they were stranger counseling is a must to give you a head When I look at seeds relationship see up into your future and the very head many things from the beginning the issues to come. Marriage is for life so fact that she was pregnated with take time to get ready. another man child and had kids form a previous marriage could be one of the things. I am not saying that its what caused the divorce but it could have Harusi Magazine

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Sex it the answer?

destruction in this case but not a solution. In some cases sex can be a sign that there is trouble . An example is when it was not being had then suddenly it is .In my case after being celebrate for Jesus I suddenly had sex and my man recognized it was a sign and asked who was wrong. I was grieving and for me the sex was a comfort. This is very common after a funeral loss etc and people have sex to avoid dealing or for comfort. This can also cause issues in a relationship because once again o the grieving or loss is causing issues sex cannot solve them.

Sex is a great wonderful and I heard There was a time when I thought that if I mind blowing experience, however it slept with my man I would be able to save is not a means to an end it is part of our relationship or make things better, I something bigger God said “ And the know I am not the only one. When your two became one” here I see sex as a relationship is in trouble you think sex young mechanism in marriage, it seals is the answer so you have more of it or the deal but also is a tool of greater you spice things way up. When they intimacy. God also used sex as a tool for are cheating or when something is not multiplication ,and that shy when you working and you are fighting you have have sex ( unprotected) one can get sex. Did this even work for you? Because pregnant. it made no difference with me. In any of the above cases, when you If he was leaving me, he still did even are not molded two becoming one is after sex. If he was cheating he did not not really or at all ideal because you stop and if we were fighting sex was are not and getting pregnant out of only a break before we got the gloves wed lock is also a big bang to the back on and went to want or and went relationship. Sex can and be had in a for another round .it’s not bad to want relationship but in this case it would be to work things out or to try but you used or introduced out of context .It is have to apply the right treatment to the not a healing tool it will not bring them problem .You cannot treat a cavity with back or stop them from leaving if won’t tooth paste. You need t o get it filled or make the fighting stop or the pain go have the tooth taken out depending on away. Relationship issues need to be the damage. You cannot treat relationship dealt with and not put to bed because issues with sex, unless the sex itself is the eventually the cause or make up again. issue. What I have found sex to be is a great 10

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Talking Spouces Its not always that we find young married couples but they are out there, some are in college with you and some dropped out some of you are going into marriage young and this section n is for you. I recently had a case of a young lady in Church who was engaged to marry a young man in the congregation only just a little while to the day of their wedding to find him in bed wither has best friend and maid. She came to me wanting to kill herself. Many people would think that they would never kill themselves over a man but you really never know till your in it.

I caught him in bed with my maid of honor her fault). Wedding prep really brings the couple together it is a special an intimate time that they should show together as much as possible.

In a case like this be sure to conform your friend be they the bride or groom ,allow them to talk ,and you listen more over allow them to cry!! They will go through, denial ,anger ,negotiation This young lady was not trying to kill ,depression and finally acceptance and her self because of the man, she was you must allow the entire process to feeling a great deal of hurt, loss and humiliation which is a recipe for suicide. take place. If you interrupt any they Feeling worthless, betrayed, hopeless can will always be a loop where the y keep going back there. lead to such a conclusion. One thing we Even if you mean well, keep your all must note is that these things do opinions to happen and could yourself don’t happen to you. When fuel to the fine, we think it can’t is be positive and really when it can. constructive in People, Church your feedback going does not and don’t tell mean saint, at the them how horrible end of the day we they were and are still dealing with how the deserve human beings. A B or C its no In a situation like ones place to say wedding planning, simple encourage we usually find the bridal purity getting them an d more over get them HELP!! close as they spend time together and this event can be very traumatic not to this could crop up .I really could mention counseling the wedding and all suggest anytime it involves the bride or groom duties, the bride and the groom the pupil announcing that goes with should be present and the ones dealing it. Rest assured there is help and this is not your end. with things, don’t keep sending your girls to meet and help your man and vise versa. ( not saying it was the case or

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How to develop a Low stress tolerance Positive relaxation

Plan for relaxation time, we are all busy, but if we do not take time to rest stress will put us to rest. Don’t wait to rest in a hospital bed, take a few minutes each day to do that. Make the breaks at home and work count and make them positive relaxation times. Time out After every 2 hours factor in a time out 5-10 minutes a day especially after a long meeting, a project that takes allot of concentration and energy and after an unpleasant event. Breathe deeply letting all your muscles reenergize and release tension. Take this time out alone make it “Me� time. Exercise Many think that exercise is work and thus more stressful than stress free. Ducks after a fight or with take to vigorously flapping their wings thus letting out that extra negative energy built up by the body. Exercise can do the same and burnt hat extra energy along with circulating, blood, getting more oxygen in you and if done in an enjoyable way like Zumba it is a energy booster and spirit lifter.

lead to addiction and alcohol is actually a depressant. Avoiding stress is better than coping with stress. Hobbies Hobbies are things that we do for fun. Fun is something people do not seriously and make little time for in their busy and serious lives. Taking time in the week or weekend after a long week at work or even a holiday with a spouse or family and doing fun things is crucial. On a more solo note, take time out weekly or even daily to do something you enjoy be it knitting, video games, movies, board games etc. Treatment

There are times when a stitch was not made in time to avoid stress and now treatment is the key. It is not a bad thing to get help from a therapist or a doctor, it does not mean you are crazy or nuts, it just means Take a few minutes each day to get a you are facing high stress levels that you are workout be it dancing, jumping rope or getting to the gym a few days a week. If you unable to deal with in the ways mentioned have kids, playing with them is a great work above. In some cases medical treatment out so is walking the dog and walking with may be administered for a short while. your loved one. Smoking and alcohol When stressed out, some tend to drink and smoke more often to release stress. These are unhealthy coping methods that can

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House and Decor Potted plants are the quickest and easiest way to bring nature to where you are. Today, were are finding ourselves surrounded more and more by concrete jungles and as more apartments are built, less and less ground is available for the gardens we grew up .Potted plants have become very popular in restoring the greenery back to our surrounding. They are easy to plant and maintain, giving you a choice of having any plants or flowers in your home as you desire.surrounded by. Your indoors can come to life with the introduction of potted plants. Whether its your living room, kitchen or even bedroom, there are potted plants suitable for every space. These small potted plants are always a winner place on window seals or as table pieces. You can get colored plants and flowers that accessories your furniture and dĂŠcor. If you live in apartment, take advantage and use potted plants to add beauty to your balcony. Even if it is just a pot of two, it makes a lot of difference. it does not matter what size your balcony is, it deserves a touch of nature! Patios are beautiful places for relaxationThe presence of potted plants in your patio gives you the perfect recipe for relaxing. If you already have a garden, you can use 14

Decorating your home with potted plants different shapes and colours of pots to accessorise your garden. You can get pots for your plants in different shapes, sizes and colours, giving you so much flexibility on how to decorate your home with potted plants. For more information on where to get pots locally, check http:// www.pambaboma. com/profile -pots-park/

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House and Decor You spend an average of 6 – 8 hours of your daily life in your bedroom when you are asleep, why not make it more beautiful with pleasant and colorful beddings? Delve into some of these fantastic ideas for turning your beddings into handy dÊcor items.

Using beddings to add color to your bedroom

If you are the kind of person who likes to make a bold statement about yourself, try and experiment with vibrant colors like pink, red and orange for your bedcovers or duvets. You can actually use the bed as a focal point and decorate the rest of the room around it. In case the color of your walls consists of light hues, use darker colors for the beddings to provide an acceptable contrast. Plenty of colored throws arranged on the bed should also do the trick. If you normally turn down your bedcovers or blankets to expose the sheets you can take advantage of this and use printed linen that match with the pillow cases. Alternatively, let the colors of your curtains and wall hangings guide your choice of colors for the beddings to maintain consistency. A variety of bed linen provides the option of changing the bedroom’s look every once in a while or to suit different moods. Stock up on linen with different colors and patterns so that you have a range of options to choose from when beautifying your bedroom. Be sure to combine complimentary arrangements, for example, large floral patterns for bed-sheets can be combined with a plain bedcover turned back on one side. You can also add a small blanket casually draped at the lower end of the bed. Fold the blanket lengthways if it is long enough or create a triangular shape if it is smaller. The latter gives it a more artistic appearance Harusi Magazine

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Space saving Kitchen gadgets If you live in a small space it is likely that one of the smallest spaces in your house is the kitchen. Rarely will you find a small house with a spacious kitchen. Countertop space is even smaller and cooking can become a very cramped experience especially if your counters are crammed with various gadgets. This should not cause discouragement though, as there are certain kitchen gadgets that can be space saving and functional at the same time. Generally, you do not want your countertops cluttered with gadgets you hardly use. The best kitchen gadgets to invest in will therefore be those that are collapsible, stackable or can be mounted on a wall. Compact kitchen gadgets can also save space. When looking for space saving kitchen and electronic gadgets go for those that can perform multiple functions. If it can perform many functions it will mean fewer gadgets on your counters. The idea is not to get carried away at the store. Look for nifty kitchen tools while keeping your priorities in mind. Don’t buy anything on impulse. Instead, get creative and have fun hunting for more space saving, multi-functional gadgets.


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Coastal culture dining furniture

House and decor The coastal theme in dĂŠcor is quite refreshing and can be achieved easily without having to be at the coast too. All you have to do is get a few signature items that are reminiscent of the coastal culture and there you have it. The beauty of such a theme is the intricate detail incorporated in the pieces of furniture. This is all part of the rich coastal culture. You can create this theme in practically any room in the home and the results are always stunningly refreshing. The dining room is one of the areas where the coastal dĂŠcor theme can be achieved beautifully. This theme uses some of the most artistic wood varieties such as the mangrove and the bamboo. These are creatively crafted into dining tables that make the dining experience all the more exciting. Mangrove is also a very hardy wood variety that is quite long lasting. Bamboo is easily fashioned into tasteful furniture and your dining room can greatly benefit from these timeless designs. Wicker furniture is also extensively used in the coastal area and can be incorporated in dining furniture too. Wicker chairs have a relaxing feel to them and colorful cushions can be added to make them more comfortable. The added color is beneficial to the color scheme as well as acting as accents especially if the wicker chairs are done in a neutral color such as white or beige. The coastal dining experience can also be incorporated in a contemporary modern dĂŠcor theme with ease. Consider a double layered glass dining table with dramatic seashells sandwiched between the two layers for a unique and stunning theme. You can also add beads and shells to plain dining chairs for the same effect. Strings of shells can also adorn your dining room chandelier for spectacular lighting. Harusi Magazine

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Hot Spot

Top Hotspots in Nairobi Nairobi is the only capital city in the world where you find a fully-fledged national park within the city boundaries. If you want a truly unique Easter holiday season with your family, consider taking the family to the Nairobi National Park, the Animal Orphanage, or the Safari Walk.

ter lunch because it incorporates a

children's playground. The children's berry playground constructions are in the form of swings, slides, seesaws and maypoles. The informal restaurant serves pizzas (from a traditional, domed, brick oven) and it has an extremely popular After the visit to all or some of these great salad bar at lunchtime. The restaurant also destinations, take your family out for Easter serves steaks, hamburgers, scampi, trout, lunch at the nearby Simba Saloon. This chicken, and other light snacks, giving is a great option because the world-class you an alternative if you do not want to restaurant is just a few miles away and there indulge in a large meal. will be no risk of getting stuck in a traffic jam. The restaurant has an excellent children's menu plus outdoor ice cream parlor The Simba Saloon is a popular restaurant and popcorn dispenser, kids can have a wonderful time at the fun land and nightclub is adjacent to the famous Carnivore Restaurant. It is situated just atmosphere. Simba Saloon operates four kilometers from the city centre. The from Wednesday to Sunday, meaning restaurant is huge, with three different bars, you could spend an easy Good Friday, room outside, and a large dance floor. Saturday, or Sunday afternoon here. You might be lucky and find acrobats, jugglers, face painters, and camel rides Simba Saloon is frequented by upper class to add to the existing entertainment. The Kenyans, expatriates and tourists. This is the adjacent Carnivore, as the term suggests, perfect place to bring your family for Eas is known for its roast meat.


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It’s one thing being in love, it’s another being in the right outfit on a date with the one you love…here are some tips that are not all red for love. 2013 is a new year! Dare to be different, I will show you how. 1.

African Print

African print is hot this season. You can flow with a maxi or opt for a short piece. These dresses are made to fit all body shapes and effortlessly transform your look. Go for bright colours like blue, yellow , orange or green. 2.

Pink Lipstick

No! You won’t look like Lady Gaga! Soft pink lip shades give you a more feminine look. When you wear pink lip colour contrast it by giving your eyes a darker shade to avoid looking like a clown. Try navy blue or violet on your eyes. You can also go for brown or gold to give a more subtle and natural look. 3.

Statement jewelry

When it comes to statement pieces, go for pieces that tell a story. Try maps or abstract shapes or even a heart shaped piece. My personal favorite is a butterfly. Not only do these add oomph to your outfit, they also make for fantastic ice breakers. 4.


When it comes to shoes to wear on a date, comfort is key. Be it high heeled strappy sandals or doll shoes, ensure that the shoes are your size and that you can actually walk straight in them. Try different colours. I realized green heels bring your feet to life, I dare you! 5.


No matter how this day does, love should first flow from your heart. So smile, smile and smile. Research shows you look more beautiful when you smile. So fabulous people, have a fabulous date. 20

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Great Holiday Getaway Are you searching for a great Easter getaway? Look no further than Naivasha northwest of Nairobi. The town has many tourist destinations around it, among them Longonot National Park, Mount Longonot, Lake Naivasha, and Hell’s Gate National Park. One of the best places to stay while in Naivasha is the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort.

hole championship golf course if golfing helps you relax or you want to learn the sport. You get to choose from different accommodation options, meaning there is something for everyone. There are different activities for different age groups. You could bring your kids along as the lodge has one of the best kids clubs in the region for cultural and wildlife edutainment.

You will get en suite rooms, satellite TV, cycling/jogging paths, a swimming pool, a tennis courts, and different lodge services such as a business center, laundry service, bar/lounge, and safety deposit boxes. The fact that the lodge has the Trip Advisor From its panoramic perch above Lake Naivasha, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Certificate of Excellence should convince Resort enjoys one of mankind’s oldest views you that this is a great getaway. – over the sweeping floor of the scar on earth’s face, the Great Rift Valley. This world-famous lodge is built on the Eburru which is a mountain that the Maasai call Ol Donyo Opurru (mountain of smoke). The lodge sits at about 7,000 feet, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east. The vistas stretch from the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha to the jagged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot and, beyond, the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains which is Kenya’s most important watershed. The lodge has its own airstrip which allows for connection with Samburu, Masai Mara or Nairobi. You will get free Wi-Fi in all the lodge and Longonot Villa rooms, but it is better that you shut the outside world out and enjoy your time here. Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort is a great getaway because there is abundant bird life if you are a birder. There is an 18-

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Director: Shane Black. Cast: Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia, Don Cheadle as Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen, James Badge Dale as Savin, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, and Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin. If you loved the first two Iron Man movies, you will love Iron Man 3. Robert Downey, Jr. is back with even more impressive robots. Tony Stark faces a powerful enemy, the Mandarin, when he embarks on a quest to find those responsible for destroying his private world. Along the way, he discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: “Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?�

Iron Man 3 Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Cast: Ashley Tisdale as Jody, Simon Rex as Dan, Erica Ash as Kendra, Molly Shannon as Heather Daltry, Heather Locklear as Barbara, J.P. Manoux as Pierre, Katt Williams as Priest, Jerry O'Connell as Christian Grey, Jasmine Guy as Kendra's mother, Lil Duval as Kendra's brother, Terry Crews, Chris Elliott, Sarah Hyland, Kendra Wilkinson, Audrina Patridge, Tyler Posey, Katrina Bowden, and Shad Gregory Moss. Starring as themselves are Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, and Mac Miller. This is a must-watch if you are a fan of the other movies in the Scary Movie series. Catch the horror comedy parody film from the 12th of April this year.

Scary Movie 5 Director: Danny Boyle. Cast: James McAvoy as Simon, Rosario Dawson as Elizabeth, Vincent Cassel as Franck, Tuppence Middleton as Young Woman, Lee Nicholas Harris as Paramedic, and Danny Sapani as Nate. Trance is an upcoming British drama thriller film that is set for release to the U.S. market on the 5th of April, 2013. A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated. Catch the movie for a trilling ride.



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Music Jonathan Nelson - Finish Strong The much anticipated Jonathan Nelson album, Finish Strong, is set to be released on the 23rd of May 2013. The album is welcome given that his last album, Better Days, was released in 2010. The minister of music has incorporated a lot of what he has learnt at The Faith Center and Empowerment Temple Church over the past few years into the music.

Tye Tribbett - Greater Than We know Tyrone "Tye" Tribbett for Life (2004), Victory Live (2006), Stand Out (2008), and Fresh (2010). The Camden-born singer, songwriter, keyboardist, choir director and founder of the Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning gospel group Tye Tribbett & G.A. will release a much anticipated album, Greater Than, later this year.

Roads Well Traveled - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be releasing their newest album on the 16th of April this year. Jason Barie is on the Fiddle and Joe Dean is on the Banjo in the album. Doyle LawsonMandolin, Mike Rogers-Guitar, Josh SwiftDobro, and Corey Hensley-Bass do the vocals. The group has been around since the 70s and this album will be a great addition to your collection.

Percy Bady – Kingdom Inspirations Be on the lookout for Percy Bady’s latest album, Kingdom Inspirations late this year. This album is worth buying simply because Percy is a Grammy, Dove and BMI Award-winner. The album includes “I Won’t Give Up,” which features Canton Jones and which is already popular in airwaves. Other songs in the album are “Painful But Necessary,” “Still,” and “Don’t Stop Praising Him.” Harusi Magazine

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On The Grill

Main Course Artichoke Spinach Lasagna This lasagna that is made with an artichoke and spinach mixture will impress your family members or guests tremendously. The lasagna makes for a balanced meal. This recipe makes 8 servings. Ingredients: •

Cooking spray

9 uncooked lasagna noodles

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes, or until onion is tendercrisp. Stir in broth and rosemary; bring to a boil. Stir in artichoke hearts and spinach; reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce. Spread 1/4 of the artichoke mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with 3 cooked noodles. Sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese over noodles. Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with artichoke mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle crumbled feta on top.

Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover, and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary bake 15 minutes more, or until hot and bubbly.

• 1 (14 ounce) can of marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

• 1 (10 ounce) package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry •

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (14.5 ounce) can of vegetable broth

1 (28 ounce) jar of tomato pasta sauce

• 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided • 1 (4 ounce) package of herb and garlic feta, crumbled Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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On The Grill •

24 fresh mint leaves

• ½ cup of white sugar, or white sugar to taste •

4 slices of lime


Method: Wash the mint leaves, the watermelon, and the lime. Puree the watermelon and water in a blender until smooth. Add ½ a cup of white sugar (or sugar to taste if this is too much for you). Cut the lime slices in half.

Beverage Watermelon Agua Fresca The Watermelon Agua Fresca is a great refreshment that is very popular throughout Mexico. It is made with several different fruits. Making the drink brings you out as being unique and you should consider making it this Easter season. This is a healthy drink given that watermelon, lime, and mint leaves have great health benefits. The sugar is a great energy booster. This recipe makes 8 servings. Ingredients: •

4 cups of cubed seeded watermelon

½ cup of water


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Place a half lime slice into each of 8 glasses along with 3 mint leaves. Crush the ice with a cocktail muddler and then fill each glass with the ice. Ensure there are sizable pieces of ice left to float on the drink. Pour in the watermelon agua fresco. Stir before serving.

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Dessert - Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Try something old fashioned yet tasty this Easter season. Try the old fashioned pineapple upside-down cake. This is a nutritious recipe that will take about one hour to prepare. The recipe will yield a 10-inch round cake that can serve 10. Ingredients: •

½ cup of butter

4 eggs

1 cup of packed light brown sugar

1 (20 ounce) can of sliced pineapple

10 maraschino cherries, halved

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of sifted cake flour

¼ teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1 cup of white sugar

1 teaspoon of almond extract

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, beat egg whites just until soft peaks form. Add granulated sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Beat until stiff peaks form. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed until very thick and yellow. With a wire whisk or rubber scraper, using an over-and-under motion, gently fold egg yolks and flour mixture into whites until blended. Fold in 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine and almond extract. Spread batter evenly over pineapple in skillet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip. Loosen the edges of the cake with table knife.

Method: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Cool the cake for 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plate.

In a 10 inch heavy skillet, melt ½ cup butter or margarine over very low heat. Remove from heat, and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over pan. Arrange pineapple slices to cover bottom of skillet. Distribute cherries around pineapple; set aside. Harusi Magazine

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When the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) successfully conducted the Kangema, Ndhiwa, and Kajiado North by-elections in 2012, most Kenyans were sure that the March 4th 2013 elections would be as smooth. The commission had an impressive 82% approval rating before the elections, but most Kenyans are now wondering if Chairman Isaak, C.E.O. Oswago, and the 7 commissioners are fit to continue serving. The IEBC was, however, vindicated by a Supreme Court ruling that threw out Raila Odinga’s petition, maintaining that the elections were indeed free and fair and that the results reflected the will of the people. As is the case with the 2007, Kenyans turned out in large numbers and voted peacefully. Some polling stations opened late and it took time for the IEBC officials to organize and to get things going in the larger polling stations, but time was extended where there were problems and it is safe to say that most people voted. Some expected violence, but none was forthcoming. Clearly the problem was not with the voters.

such one. The kids, including my won were out of school for an entire week and very excited about it, but the nation was eager to get the results and get back to work as the elections had brought business to a slow. It seemed to take ages for the final results to come out and when they finally did, there was celebration and suspense as to what they losing Parties would do, in particular all waited to hear from Raila Odigna. I for one was not surprised at his response to the results as were many other Kenyans, Politicians are blaming the IEBC for running a sham election while the IEBC is blaming politicians for failing to concede defeat, so who is to blame?

In all fairness, I say egos are to blame. We are lucky that this time round it did not end up in bloodshed. It has been a long run some have been trying for decades others for the first time, there were several people running but only one seat and I believe that the idea that for one such as Rialia, being his last chance loosing was not an option. The Judiciary started hearing countless petitions from losing candidates and more were expected. Politicians, in an effort to psyche In the last election, I recall how people had their followers up and to build momentum, turned up in large numbers early in the told their followers that they can guarantee morning and as a result, I had chosen to go victory. This has the effect of making a loss back home and return later in the day. That hard to stomach. Kenyan politicians do worked out well because my family and I precious little to defuse tension – I should be only took 20 minutes to vote as opposed to forgiven to think they actually like the tension hours standing in line. This time around, we because it enables them to bargain with the opted for a polling station nearer to home winners. Our politicians also have a history and only minutes away. I spent most of the day watching from my apartment and the rest of forming kitchen cabinets and listening to watching the news. My family and I went to the party hardliners. This, many suspect, is the polling station later in the afternoon as we had reason Raila Odinga could not concede in this election. every intention to vote and to make it before the deadline of 5 o’clock. It was different as this time around many of the people we stood in The IEBC failed to properly manage line with were friends and neighbors which expectations however under the circumstances made queuing much more bearable. did the best they could. Although, in my Although many such as my mum come before me, I was done voting way before her as some names had longer queues than others J being

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After all, the courts ruled in favor of the TNA party and declared Uhuru Kenyatta the 4th President or the Republic of Kenya and the people celebrated yet again. It is fair to say that the people were ready to accept the results and work behind and for their new leader while the candidates who lost were not as ready and willing to accept. This time around however, I am proud that we let the battle take place in the court rooms and not on the streets and homes amongst the people. This time around we let the politicians battle it out and let he politicians deal with the consequences and be left liking their wounds unlike the last elections. The date was set accrding to the new constitution and 9th April 2013 and the public Venue Nyayo International Sports Center Casarani. The turnout was amazing, 60 thousand people filled the stadium to capacity while others were in the gymnasium and in the field. The Enrire Nation, Surrounding countries and the World tuned in to watcht he swearing in of yet another Kenyatta to the seat 30

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of Commander in chief of the armed forces and the Nation of Kenya. They also tuned in to bid fair well to the outgoing President Mwai Kibaki. Guests arrived in the masses President Yoweri Musieveni of Uganda who gave a candid speech, President Salva Kirr our South Sudan, President Jacob Zuma of South Afirca, President Kagame of Rwanda, our former President Moi, US Rev. Jesse Jackson and many more. It was a day that we had waited for years, weeks and days. The swearing in was short and sweet with Uhuru using one of the very Bibles that his late father and founding father of our Nation Jomo Kenyatta used. His speech was filled with promises to get right to work and dive into the Panafrican Agenda and creating the digital government and Nation. It was a day unlike any other, the sun was not only shining but there was rainbow in the sky, perhaps reminding us that God to keeps his promises for Peace Love and Unity for Kenya, Africa and the world at large.

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Whispers from heaven More often than not our mouths are quick to critique and our minds are far from taking time to think. More often than not, we speedily employ ourselves as judges of other people’s mistakes forgetting that we too are far from perfect. Recently, I posted a question on my wall pertaining to the emerging trend of baby showers before bridal showers among young women. At first it came from a concerned perspective though with some of the feedback I received, my instincts caused me to appoint myself judge and certify what comment was right or wrong according to me. Though in my self-

Those words to date, still ring in my head; the lesson learnt was clear, “Pointing out your neighbor’s faults doesn’t make you any more of a saint.” Encouragement is what is required of you. If you are not willing to take the victim’s hand, hold them and walk with them through their journey then don’t be quick to raise and wiggle your fingers at them if you have never walked a mile in their shoes. Slow down in stabbing your knife right through a painful wound. Be a channel of healing not an agent of detriment. So to that dear lady, that has stood the test of time, through the shame, the pain and anguish and the attack from society, today I salute you. I rightfully give you a standing ovation. From today, I choose to applaud you. It takes courage and above all the grace of God to still hold your head high. Thank you for taking the chance to spread out brave wings and fly. Let us all then

remember, we only stand because of the grace righteousness, there was someone who courageously put me in my place by somewhat of God. So the next time you are quick to say or think “Thank God I am not her”, I pray that rebuking me in love. your spirit is stirred up quickly to utter a prayer “Condemn the sin,” she uttered “but LEAVE and say, “Father, May your grace abound in my a woman who knowing the stigma that sister’s life as it has to me.” awaits her because of an untimely pregnancy CHOOSES the high road of keeping and nurturing a precious soul for 42 long weeks instead of abortion. it's grace that can keep you from being part of that statistic you are talking about....ONLY GRACE!!!!” Harusi Magazine

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Special Features girl friend to me meant doing things I had to do, not because I liked it but because I had to, it was my role, my job. When this old friend and I became more than just friends, I immediately began to play my role as girlfriend and because due to passed experience it was not a role I liked I fought him. We argued about things, I got defensive and hostile and much more.

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery The Bible says that we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. I really thought I had understood what this meant but, only through experiencing it could I truly understand. In 2011 I met an old friend who then became my boy friend and that seemed to be the beginning of endless strife. I knew and know that this man loved and loves me, however there was something in me that resisted him with everything it had. My mindset.

have always failed you in the past, you don’t like men because they are all dogs, you don’t like women because they are gold diggers and so on and so forth. All these thoughts, beliefs, ideas are as a result of past experience and that’s exactly where they have you trapped and locked up, in the past and thus unable to live in the present and even envision a future free of what I would wonder why I behaved you think or know. Marcus Garvey said that we like I did. I would want to act otherwise but when he said or have to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for none did certain things it triggered but ourselves can free our a reaction that was… insane. minds and that is very true. I began to analyze myself We can get the shackles off and that takes for strength the slave and call him free as you have to be honest but you will find him still with yourself. I realized that behaving like a slave because what was happening was a his mind is still in shackles. brutal battle of the minds, This is another year, 2013 but not only was he having t many of us are still trapped in battle but I too was fighting the year something happened for what felt like my life. I had that got you thinking how you to fight my old mind se to do, doing what you do and be able to live and enjoy the reacting how you do. It is time present. I believed thought to break free of the old mind and accepted that I was not lovable, that I was not worthy, set and be open minded to a new thing, new ideas, new that no one would want me feature filled with hope and for more that just sex and just living out the now, and all every time he got near me it has to offer. I battled between wanting to be me and hold his hand Miss Boss and the idea that holding his hand would send the wrong message.

2012 was a year I spent in battle of the minds; I had to fight my old thought, my old Growing up, being abused as a child, being raped more than ideas, my old beliefs, my ego once and ending up in several and begin to be me. Many of us are fighting this battle abusive relationships was all knowingly or not, you don’t I knew. The idea of being a trust people because they 32

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Never say never Many people I have met have their doubts about God, his existence, purpose, role ,love etc. Many time people judge based on what God does not or has not done for them rather than what he has and are often not willing to admit their part in things that do not go their part in things that do nit go their way. When we look at a precisions resume to see if they are deserving of the job or title or task we only list what we have done and we judge based on that but not when it comes to God. In most cases many find it always someone else fault that things did not work out because often all they are perfect and always night. I am not perfect what I am a human with should otherwise be known as imperfection .Human beings are able to be and do so

much but not any and everything and thinking otherwise is what leads us into trouble. Doctors can only do so much, pastors, parents ,you and I can only accomplish so much and there often we hope for the best.

to coast and I realized the God who made that huge rock ,the God who made the earth , universe galaxies sun moon and starts is big enough to handle my issue.

I asked yet again for a miracle, sign and wonder with something I needed I am not so vain onto think to know I can trust him that everything I have it with and indeed the very s because did something same day my own was right it just can’t be so, diagnosed with chicken pox there are things I have that for a second time. I told I don’t deserve or did not the doctor once you had work for, things don’t have them, you could never get that I deserve and have them again .he said that worked hard for but seem in medicine one never say to get. It would be foolish of never. I thought if doctors me t o think it all shouts and and science stay open to ends with me and my ability. new things and never says never who am I to say what God can ever or never do? I take to God always and I unlike most perfect Christians do have doubts as to whether God can or can’t do a thing. I usually ask him for a sign .One time had something big I was trusting good for, but I was not sure if he could handle it and I asked for a sign sure enough he showed me Mt. Kilimanjaro as I drove Harusi Magazine

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My Life In Crime-Movie

John Kiriamiti and Jim Iyke who will be palying Jack Zollo

Jim Iyke-Jack Zollo and Janet Karina-Millie

Addressing press at the Tribe

Lenana Kariba- Kamande, Janet Karina -Millie, Melvin Alusa-Captain

John Kiriamiti and Neil Schell -Director

John schools Jim on how to play Jack Zollo Harusi Magazine

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Preparing The Bride of Christ