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according to the anxiety and depression association of America, 16.1 million adults are affected by depression. Here are some of my tips that will help you deal with stress and anxiety but before you should be able to know the meaning of stress and anxiety.

Stress

What is the meaning of stress, a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances?

Anxiety

A mental health disorder is characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.

After now knowing the meaning of both terms now you are ready to learn the 8 tips of handling them,

  1. Learn what triggers your anxiety

Once you discover your triggers, you can work towards preparing and reducing them, work, school, or something around you can be the things that triggers your anxiety. The best way to deal with anxiety is to write a journal when you feel stressed or anxious and follow the pattern

  1. Talk to Someone

It’s very important to share your feelings with someone who you trust instead of keeping to your self or even you can talk to a physician or therapist for professional help they are equipped to help you manage the unique challenges of life

  1. Take a time out.

Going for a walk listening to music, meditating sometimes helps you to clear your head especially when stress is so high. By isolating yourself from stressful occasions, you will attain sight and your mind will clear.

4. Practise muscle relaxation techniques

This technique helps you to focus on yourself and release the tension you are holding in your body. Gradually relax your muscles over the time it takes to count to ten, then take a deep breath. You can say relax as you relax.

4. Focus on the present
Feeling stressed or anxious often coincides with dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, the best way is to focus your mind on the present moment and you will feel a little relaxed.

  1. Avoid drugs, alcohol and stimulants

Stimulants excite your nervous system by making them work faster and harder. Stimulants can worsen your anxiety, the best way is to avoid them and it will help you control your anxiety. Some of the stimulants are caffeine[which is found in tea], nicotine[found in tobacco products like cigar
ete]and drugs such as cocaine.

  1. GO TO BED EARLY
    Mental health and good sleep arte both linked in reducing your stress and anxiety. Make sure you have a healthier sleep habits and get to bed earlier. The anxiety relief techniques must be your favorite
  2. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is focusing on what you are experiencing, feeling, or thinking in the present moment. Try your best to pay attention to what’s around you. This is the best technique to deal with anxiety and stress.

  1. Take Control

One problem-solving technique involves writing down the problem and coming up with as many possible solutions as you can. Decide on the good and bad points of each one and select the best solution. Write down each step that you need to take as part of the solution: what will be done, how will it be done, when will it be done, who is involved and where will it take place.

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The other side of Linturi

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The politician was elected to the Senate in 2017 after serving as Igembe South lawmaker for more than two decades.

1. Arrested over ‘Madoadoa’ remarks at Eldoret rally

The lawmaker was arrested over controversial remarks he allegedly made during a rally in Eldoret on January 8. His arrest follows a directive by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to initiate an investigation into the remarks. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) waded into the debate, indicating that the utterances attributed to Linturi could not only bring hate but also likely to affect harmonious coexistence between Kenyan communities.

2. Arrested over Sh530 million bank forgery claim

Linturi was on March 2021 arrested over claims he’d used forged signatures to secure an Sh530 million bank loan with properties of his estranged wife as collateral. In a petition filed before the High Court, Marianne Kitany, the estranged wife of the Meru Senator, accused him of forging signatures to secure the multimillion-shilling loan from Family Bank. The DPP recommended his arrest and prosecution for criminal offenses linked to the loans, overdrafts, and other credit facilities from the lender.

3. Child support claims

In April 2013, a woman accused police of not arresting the Meru Senator after he defaulted on Sh50,000 monthly maintenance as per a court order. The woman claimed police were hesitant to arrest the lawmaker despite instructions from the court. The woman, a dentist, had moved to court in August 2012 after the MP allegedly abandoned her and their three-year-old son. She claimed he evicted her and the child from their house in Kilimani. The woman claimed that she was married to the lawmaker in May 2008 under Meru customary law and the couple was blessed with a son two years later.

4. Charged with attempted rape

Linturi was on September 2021 charged at the Milimani Law courts with attempted rape.

As per the court papers, he was accused of attempting to rape a 36-year-old woman, an incident which said to have taken place in January 2021, at Maiyan Villas Hotel in Nanyuki. Linturi was later released on a Ksh 200,000 cash bail or an alternative of Ksh 500,000 bond by the Nairobi-based court after his lawyer pleaded he be released on reasonable cash bail.

5. Bitter divorce

In 2019, Linturi again treated the public to drama in the courts after her relationship with one Maryanne Kaitany ended in controversy. Kaitany accused him of infidelity and fraud while he denied ever marrying her, claiming he’d invited her to his house as a visitor and she had overstayed her visit.

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Best places to shop Shoes online in Kenya

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Shop at the best online shoe stores to save money on a huge range of shoes – from boots to sneakers to kids shoes and everything in between.

When selecting the best online shoe stores we considered not only the stores themselves, but the way people shop for shoes in 2021.

You have to be able to shop with confidence, knowing that when you buy you can always return footwear at little or no cost, if it isn’t for you. 

The following are our top 5 Kicks e-stores in Kenya:

1.Kicks Kenya

Kicks Kenya is one of the top picks for online shoe stores because it provides an excellent all round service, while offering a good range of shoes at competitive prices.

The website itself is easy to navigate, has excellent product photography, and offers loads of useful information on each product page.

2.Malooku Kenya

If you’re looking for the best prices and opportunities to save more, Malooku is one of the best options.

Malooku also boosts for it’s first delivery of less than 24hrs anywhere in Kenya and ability to track your order.

We love that the picture of the shoes has pride of place, and there are so many images for each pair, showing you almost all the angles you could possibly want to see.

Malooku Kenya also makes a feature of its user reviews, and underneath each product you get statistics from customers detailing information on the shoe.

3.Jumia Kenya

Jumia is a good online shopping site to shop almost anything from. It saves you time, energy and I can say sometimes money. 

Unlike the above mentioned stores ,Jumia Kenya boosts of its wide category of product list.Ranging from kicks to accessories ,outfits to household utilities Jumia is among the leading e-commerce stores in Kenya.

The only disadvantage on Jumia according to client reviews on TrustPiliot the customer care services are poor due to overscaling.

4.Kilimall

One of the best online shops in Kenya with good deals at the most affordable prices. They offer flash sale deals which are cheap and great for ordinary people.

They deliver locally within 5 days and International orders within 15 days and 25 days.

They also accept returns on disputed products.

5.Aliexpress

AliExpress has a consumer rating of 3.13 stars from 6,891 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases.

Consumers satisfied with AliExpress most frequently mention good quality, fast delivery and free shipping.

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List of hit songs of 2021

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1.EX’ by Nikita Kering

Songbird Nikita Kering gave us vocals upon vocals with the song off her album dubbed ‘A side of me’

The year has also been good to the 19-year-old as in November, Nikita bagged two awards in the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA)

Kering won the Best Artiste Rnb and Soul category as well as the Best Female Artiste Africa category.

2.‘Ndovu in Kuu’ by Krispah x Khaligraph Jones, Boutross

The song by upcoming singer Krispah makes it to the list thanks to all the drama around the hit track.

From the alleged ‘profiling’ bars to copyright breach, ‘Ndovu ni Kuu’ made it to the list of the top songs in 2021 with over 8.4 million views so far.

3.‘Siskii’ by Mejja

Genge legend Mejja has blessed his fans with hits back to back but unfortunately most of his songs have been flagged on copyright allegations with Youtube deleting them.

That notwithstanding, ‘Siskii’ song released in February was one of the well received songs with fans vibing to the easy-breezy lyrics.

4.‘Pete Yangu’– Bahati ft Nadia Mukami

The song with over 5.2million views is Bahati’s hit song off his album ‘Love like this’ released in June 2021.

5.‘Pombe/Above The Head’– Iyanii

The song gained momentum after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the curfew on October 20, during the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga county.

Kenyans celebrated the freedom to party and be ‘outside’ in wee hours with this song right here.

6.‘Back it up’– Nameless and Wahu

Tiktok’s best challenge this year goes to this compilation by love birds Nameless and Wahu.

7.‘Only One'(Dawa ya Baridi) – Mr Seed ft Masauti

The hit song by Gospel singer Mr. Seed was one of the biggest hits after its release in mid-September off his album dubbed ‘Black Child’

It took off with Tiktok challenges and managed to amass over 4.7 million views on Youtube

8.‘Sipangwingwi’– Exray Taniua ft Trio Mio & Ssaru

The younglings gave us the ‘ultimate come back’ for the bad vibes and negative energy in our lives moving forward.

From politicians to influencers, the line is spreading like wildfire and its only prudent to mention.

9.‘Such Kinda Love’– Otile Brown X Jovial

We all loved when Otile Brown reunited with his former signee Jovial for their hit song ‘Such kinda love’

It was so good that the song still hit over 13.5 million views on YouTube.

10.‘Hapo Tu’– Nyashinski ft Chris Kaiga

For the last song on the list, the beautiful compilation of Nyashinski and Chris Kaiga released in the last days of 2020 basically hit the airwaves in 2021.

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