Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

3 types of friends to leave out of your relationship

26 October 2015, 18:24 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Someone was telling me about one of her friends who was going through a bad patch with her man in her relationship. People use the term friend too loosely because she looked very gleeful while talking about her friend’s problems. You do not have to look at the single friend to get bad advice from just look at the one you hold really close and is also in a relationship. Misery loves company. If I am sad then let’s be sad together in these bad relationships we are in together.

No one can tell you perfect advice on making it work, keeping it together or knowing the right from wrong but look at the company that you choose to share it with.

Choosing to commiserate with someone who is in a bad situation like you, does not improve things

It makes you feel better at that moment. You are also happy that at least you are not in it alone but you actually are. A friend who tells you, ‘it is okay, that is what people do or that is how we survive!’ May be cheering at the back of their minds because it seems yours is not going so well either. It makes them feel better about their bad situation. That is not someone you should be seeking advice from or commiserating with. You look for someone who found a way to make it better or is trying to.

The friend who will point out issues that make you more insecure in your relationship

Destroyers do not come dressed as devils they come dressed as angels and with sugar-coated voices. You are thinking they mean well, but no they actually don’t and they are blatant about it because they know you will not catch on. Your husband is encouraging you but this one is the one telling you how fat you look and should work on it regardless of your post-partum depression. She will make you feel insecure about something she cannot have.

You might not be at that level but she will find a way to bring you there

Remember; misery loves company. If she is in a bad place and you are not, just wait because she is about to bring you to her level. She will create problems where there were none before. She will plant seeds of doubt about your own relationship and marriage to create a storm for you to go back to. Then she will hug you and tell you how you will both get through this.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth will not run for Pr...

He clarified that he will not run for Presidency in 2017 as he supports Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Exams should not have political g...

He also said that school properties must not ‘carry any political portraits’. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Matatu crew drugs female passenge...

Hours after the story was circulated on social media Sunday, the crew was traced at Dagoretti and arrested. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
How to get rid of cellulite at ho...

Proper diets and a healthy lifestyle are among the most effective natural remedies for cellulite. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth is not a good leade...

A local activist has slammed the former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for only appearing during elections but going underground when the country has problems.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Javelin champion Julius Yego invo...

He is undergoing treatment at the Medihill hospital in Eldoret. Read more...