Esther Arunga lashes out at media 'slur'

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February 18, 2010 – Former TV news anchor Esther Arunga and Finger of God leader Joseph Hellon finally spoke out on Thursday over recent media reports and urged the public to leave them alone.

HELLON_ESTHER_1_279811742.jpgEsther, who quit her TV job recently to join Hellon’s controversial church held a press conference in the company of the preacher’s wife and told journalists that she was not influenced by anyone to join the faith.

“I am an adult, I can stay wherever I want, and I choose to stay where I stay. I am almost 30 and living with my parents didn’t work for me that well,” she said and vowed to take legal action against media houses and reporters who alluded she moved away from her parents out of influence.

She spoke alongside Hellon and his wife who said they have welcomed Arunga to their home because she is their church member.

“There is nothing wrong with me staying with my church, there is nothing wrong absolutely,” Hellon said and revealed he had known the former TV queen for long.

Though she said it was not public information who she was dating, Arunga admitted she moved to stay with Hellon after breaking out of a relationship with her former fiancée.

“It is not anyone’s business where I stay and who I stay with, it is my life and I am an adult,” a visibly angry Esther said.

Saxophonist Hellon on his part said Esther had been a member of his congregation for quite a while now and that she was even one of the leaders.

“Esther is a leader in our church, but before that she was my friend we met at ICC when I went to play my Saxophone during the launch of the church and she was an MC and she liked the doctrines that I preach,” he said.

“Since last year, about 12 months ago, there’s been rumours that I was pregnant. I just hear it on the street and I get very amused. No, I am not pregnant,” Esther added. ESTHER_HELLON_CAR_101297346.jpg

The buck does not stop there. As they were concluding the press conference, Hellon announced that he will be vying for Kenya’s top seat in 2012 (yes the presidency), with Esther as his running mate.

“It might not be the appropriate place to make this announcement, but I will… Ladies and gentlemen of the 4th estate, Come 2012, I Joseph Hellon is vying for president of Kenya. And Esther Arunga is my running mate…”

As journalists guffawed and asked for a clarification, Arunga said; “He just told you I’m his running mate, for 2012! Yes…”

“Ok guys,” said Hellon, “thank you very much.”

And that was that…

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  • Samurai

    O.M.G.

  • sakka

    esther are you MAD???anyway…I dont blame you..Kibaki n Raila are to blame…

  • Michael Wekesa

    Esther, just take it slow. You don't need to cry over spilt milk. You have disappointed us, and there is NO way we can take anything you say seriously. You want to say you love someone who is rich only??? What if he has that, and you don't enjoy it for the better part of your life??? Ati questionable financial resources??? Well find your self a wealthy man then. I thought to an intelligent girl like you, money can't buy you love or happiness???

  • Anonymous

    chic u leavin ur hubby to be who has " FINANCIAL CRISIS" like u didn't know of it for the so called pastor get a life gal he is not any BETTER they all the same

  • Sharai

    Questionable financial resources…. Gees. our "goodie girl" is gone…gone… gone…

  • Anthony Munene

    …a wise girl you are.i really pity you, but all the same a mistake becomes a mistake once repeated.

  • nosy Kenyans

    Do not meddle in other people's affairs. live Esther alone. her life is not a political arena.

  • Larry

    Please send me Esthers mobile phone number. Anybody with it please!!!

  • Liam

    this goes to prove that all the fly chicks in Nai are out to fleece men of their hard earn money in exchange of love. And Hellon of all the men in town? Poor taste Esther.

  • victor

    u leave ESTHER a lone she know what`s good for her since she is a bove 18

  • Musa Daniel Ngug

    ..I was her big fan, am shocked not only by th news but also her arogance. i never thot the gal wud even kill a fly.

  • Sam

    Go Esther! And Joseph (formerly, Nimrod)! Am rooting for you both. Ignore the gossip. Its about time we had electable candidates.

  • M

    There must be something in that saxophone

  • sugarlie baibe

    ts lyk wat happenned in uganda the kinunga incident.mosmos msichana.jz a while 4om nw u wil hia her cryn u've let us dwn.u 2 young 2 start messing up wd ua lyf

  • nano

    let us watch her closely,it would be sad to just stand and watch as she goes off the deep end.
    her friends if she has any have done a lousy job!!good grief

  • Oliver Omotto

    as journalist esther expects high levels of integrity from our leaders. she claims the public right to know the truth at all times. she advocated for press freedom. now that the focus is on her i hope she is not relenting on all these good virtues she so much stood to defend with her career in the media. we too demand same standards from her especially now that she want to be running mate come 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Esther Arunga just joined the train headin to HELL ON………..its such a petty i thought she had brains

  • Yang

    Every time I saw Esther on TV,she came across as a lady who knows herself and I respected her for that. I always considered one of those ladies a man will be counted lucky and happy to have. BUT NOW…..am just shocked. Could it be that most of the ladies we see around and think are the best to have could actually be the worst. And by the way I dint know she is such arrogant? So, how does a respected media house like nation end up hiring such people who are never themselves!!!! Employers should go back to the drawing board.Go beyond the clothes and the grades; and you will be surprised what talent you will get out here!!

  • Amelia

    Samurai, everything is Raila and Kibaki's fault these days, eh? LOL

  • Africangel

    Hey Esther,
    When you expose yourself on TV you lose the right to privacy. You are a public figure like it or not. You should have considered that. Those of us who would rather not be heard of in the public domain keep our faces out of the press and keep our lives private. Sorry, girl, the minute you stepped in front of the camera you became public property, and people will write about you, talk about you and gossip about you for the rest of your life. As far as your spiritual life is concerned, please pray that God will really reveal himself to you and some among us will also pray that you find the right path. God loves and he would hate to see you mess up your life.

  • ancilla

    well esther i thought u wld have the wisdom of esther in the bible but then again i was wrong you got to do ur own growing no matter how grown up u think ur

  • Sandra lexy

    What Esther has proven is that those women we think are very classy and high flying dont really have the wisdom that is God given, hope you dont end up a pauper dear. Should reconsider going back to your fiancee,and continue with normal life and get beautiful kids.

  • LYZA

    Mmmh!….none of my business….just waiting for things to fall apart!!!

  • Kenneth

    How much did they pay Esther at KTN?
    Why was she living with her parents?
    Does she have low self esteem

  • justus

    esther forget about wat they say live your life. But be aware you r throwing yourself in a bottomless pit.

  • Vitebe

    Haha! You said the money comes from where? Where does Wilson get money from? Did he ver take you out for a date??? hahahahahahah then You belong in the same religion. because you used his cars, he paid the bills and yet the money was from free mansion as you said??? Pathetic, sad, that you could do that to the man your heart love, so who is Quincy? and the woman In Komarock who claims to be the wife? So You want to be the number 2?

  • eli kangz

    esther arunga is lost, she needs prayers.

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