Popular Kenyan entertainer DJ Pierra Makena on June 5, 2020, posted a picture of her tremendous transformation after silently embarking on a weight loss journey and netizens cannot keep calm.
In the post, Makena explained that she had managed to lose 27kgs bringing her body weight to 67kgs from 94kgs.
“Slow and steady! My weight loss journey. Still on the drop from 94kgs we are now playing at 67kgs. We will get there,” she wrote.
Taken aback by Makena’s drastic transformation, a section of her fans flooded her comments section to commend the mother of one for her dedication and hard work while others sought to find out how exactly she arrived at her new weight.
“Wooooow! Please share the secret responded @Mrskimani.
“Looking amazing, share tips,” added @Hanifah_billal, so did @Usansue_marsha who marvelled, “Pierra, that’s awesome, share how you managed to do that.”
For @Riggo_ahlstedt, the transformation was phenomenal.
“Wow, total inspiration Kena. I have 2 babies I was 86kgs now I'm at 59kgs after my consistency and discipline in my diet and training hard. Job well done,” wrote @Riggo_ahlstedt.
With her new look, Makena has joined the growing list of Kenyan celebrities on weight loss journey’s that have yielded impeccable results.
Celestine Ndinda, the wife to comedian Timothy Kimani, popularly known as Njugush, recently revealed that she was able to lose 17kgs of baby fat after the birth of her son.
“So on my previous post, guys couldn't believe that was me. Sikuwa na shingo babyfat was real! But guess what, less than one year later 17kgs down. @freddy_kaloki narudi tena gym sasa, hizi picha zimenichocha aki... enyewe nothing is impossible. And to all those struggling with baby fat imagne itaisha,” she wrote.
For Celestine however, the postpartum weight attracted cyberbullies who constantly mocked her appearance.
“When I gave birth I became so big. Wacha ata kabla iyo, after nijifungue tulienda chini ya maji kidogo. Before nijifungue hawakujua, so it was a month after nishajifunga but msee bado ananiambia mimba yangu imekaa sana. Ati kwani sasa nabeba elephant? That is cyberbullying because it hurts,” she said.
Another celebrity on the list is Mvita MP Abdullswamad Shariff Nassir who sent social media into a frenzy with his killer looks after shedding off a whopping 46kgs.
In a previous interview with Nation newspaper, the politician revealed that he weighed 130kgs before embarking on the weight loss journey.
“I weighed a staggering 130kg and honestly, it was getting a bit scary. The extra kilos made me look too old and twice, my wife was referred to as my daughter…I currently oscillate between 84kg - 87kg and my waistline has dropped from 44 inches to 34 inches with a well-sculpted body. Now they refer to my daughter as my younger sister!” he said.