Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – March 23
Media Maven Lorna Irungu Passes On
Lorna Irungu-Macharia passed on last evening due to COVID-19 related complications, the family announced in a heartbreaking tribute. According to the statement, Lorna “passed on at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi, while undergoing treatment for COVID-19.”
“The family knows that Lorna is deeply loved by many and asks for your continued prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time but also informs that a public virtual celebration of her life will be organized and details will be communicated shortly. We loved you Lorna but the Lord loved you more,” the statement continued.
The former media personality was famed for her debut in the classic TV game show, Omo Pick-a-Box which aired in the 90s. Lorna then hosted beloved KTN kids show, Club Kiboko for five years before moving to Nation FM as a radio presenter. She later became the managing director of communications firm, Gina Din Group.
Lorna has been battling Lupus, a long-term autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body becomes overactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue, having undergone several kidney transplants. She is survived by husband Edwin Macharia and their 12-year-old daughter. Her interment will be held today (March 23) in a private family function.
The news comes amidst the deaths of former NTV anchor Winnie Mukami and Royal Media journalist, Robin Njogu just recently.
Today I lost the smartest, kindest and strongest of friends. Lorna thank you for taking this journey with me. My family will miss you and words just aren’t enough. Dance with the angels you beautiful soul. @edwin_macharia thank you for everything you were to her. pic.twitter.com/u49LfPD7qo
— GINA DIN (@gina_din) March 22, 2021
Do uncertain times need certainty of purpose? Lorna Irungu-Macharia pic.twitter.com/tKoldg5Em2
— Sharon (@jesang_) March 22, 2021
Rest well friend. Thank You Lorna ❤️. pic.twitter.com/Z3kZQNUPoQ
— BLNKY (@HeyHeyBlinky) March 22, 2021
Gotham Knights Delayed to 2022
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced it will be pushing Gotham Knights to 2022, for “more time to deliver the best possible experience for players,” according to their official Twitter handle. “Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”
The video game, per Fandom’s summary, reads, “After years of crime fighting in Gotham City, Batman is apparently killed in an explosion. With the city’s underworld becoming more dangerous in the aftermath, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Robin set out to take over crime-fighting in the city. At the same time, the group come into conflict with the Court of Owls, a secret society who have controlled the city for years without their knowledge.”
Gotham Knights will be released on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) March 19, 2021
I literally never even believed for a second that Gotham Knights was coming out in 2021.
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) March 19, 2021
The Paper Tigers Trailer Released
Danny (Uy), Hing (Yuan), and Jim (Jenkins) were inseparable as teenagers, but after graduation, they drifted apart due to a mysterious fallout at an overseas tournament. After 25 years, each has matured into a middle-aged washed-up man who appears to be one kick away from tearing a hamstring—and is no longer preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends.
When their old master is assassinated, the trio will reunite after decades of silence, only to discover that honorably defending their sifu’s legacy will necessitate conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hitman still armed with plenty of knee cartilage).
The Paper Tigers, directed and written by Tran Quoc Bao, debuts in theatres May 7, 2021. Check out the trailer below!