April 19, 2014

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[VIDEO] I just wanted a job, says man who masqueraded as a woman in Mombasa -

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Kenya police on skates will soon be rolling after petty criminals -

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How i was raped by boys aged 13 in Nairobi -

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Gospel artists Rose Muhando fears for her life, goes into hiding -

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Cheap houses lure many to Umoja Estate -

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Kenya Diaspora Advisory Council of Texas invites you for Easter family day out-April 19th -

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[VIDEO] Hilarious Flight attendant delivers safety rules that leave passengers in stitches -

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Mama Sarah Obama dismisses media reports on late Zeituni Onyango -

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Why ‘Devil worship’ report was suppressed -

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[VIDEO] She is a man! Housegirl shocks many as she turns out to be a he -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cheap houses lure many to Umoja Estate

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Built by Nairobi City Commission in the 1970s to provide housing for the rising urban population brought about by industrial growth, Umoja has grown to be one of Nairobi’s most sought after estates because of its affordable houses. Just like other housing projects by the defunct city council, the original occupants had to pay a certain amount of money based on the type of house. However, with time, the council could not construct the houses due to dwindling finance and thus allowed people to construct their own houses on an arrangement where they would pay annual land rates. This is…

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Kenyan born Chef Allan Wambaa Earns High Culinary Honor

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Chef Allan Wambaa has won the high culinary honor of ProChef III certification. The Kenyan-born Wambaa is the executive chef of the Oregon Convention Center (home of this year’s VenueConnect), Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, and the Portland Expo Center, all serviced by pacificwild catering co.,  a division of ARAMARK created for Metro venues. “Allan has shown that fine dining can be synonymous with venue food service,” Robyn Williams, an IAVM member and executive director of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, told the Metro News. “Our food is as classy as our patrons.” The certification, awarded by the Culinary Institute of America, requires…

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Emirates Airline reduces Nairobi flights over Dubai airport upgrade

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Emirates Airline will from next month scale down operations into Nairobi to a daily flight from two, due to repair works at Dubai International Airport. From May 1 to July 21, the airline will operate a single flight similar to its rival Kenya Airways. The Nairobi -Dubai route is popular with business and leisure travellers and is a major transit point for Kenyans to the rest of the world, meaning there could be a capacity squeeze. To cushion its business on the route, Emirates will deploy a larger aircraft from the current 340-500 with a capacity of 267 passengers to…

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Meet Kenyan businessman who rewards his best employee with a car every year

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He feeds the country’s who is who. The clientele, believe me, is enviable. Have we mentioned State House? Well, San Valencia has been operating for slightly more than 20 years, with phenomenal growth in the last ten. For a glimpse of what they do, just know that San Valencia fed the more than 40,000 local investors during KenGen’s first annual general meeting at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani in 2006. The sure hands behind San Valencia is Phineas Kimathi. That name rings an instant bell, right? Of course you recall him if you’re a Safari Rally fan. The veteran rally driver is…

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Kenya to become Middle-Income state in September

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Kenya on Friday hit the road to becoming a middle-income nation in five months’ time after authorities said that a statistical review of the economy whose outcome would be announced in September was under way. The review of national economic data – commonly known as rebasing – is expected to increase the size of Kenya’s GDP by a fifth, earning the country a middle-income status. Kenya’s GDP – the market value of all goods and services the country produces in a year – is expected to grow to Sh4.3 trillion ($50 billion) from Sh3.6 trillion in 2013 – raising the defining per…

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Kenyan hotel among the world’s top ten

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Olare Mara Kempinski, which opened two years ago under a different management and was only taken over by the Kempinski hotel chain in January 2013, is quickly getting global recognition. The luxury safari camp was the only East African resort to be featured in the UK-based Daily Mail report of top 10 luxury hotels in the world. The property, located near Ntiakitiak River in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, was ranked 9th in the survey that gauged hotel performance based on online reputation and social media analytics. Review Pro, a leading customer review intelligence tool for hotels, carried out the findings by measuring…

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China to put up Sh65bn ‘Dubai’ in Machakos

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Chinese investors are planning to unveil a Sh65 billion city near Nairobi with skyscrapers and infrastructure that they say will match the splendour of Dubai. The grand plan that involves at least 100 Asian investors is being fine-tuned ahead of an anticipated visit to Kenya by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang early next month; actual construction may begin later in the year. The premier is also expected to tour Nigeria, Angola and Ethiopia in what is seen as an attempt to further strengthen the relationship between China and Africa. The project to be developed on land in Athi River, Machakos County…

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New taxi hailing app to be unveiled in Kenya putting customers in touch with taxis

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Going live this month,  SasaCabs is a platform that wants to put customers in touch with taxis, giving the customer the cheapest, fastest and most reliable taxis available. Originally founded by London-based software developer Daniel Nordberg and Sebastian Wichmann, a corporate lawyer. Sasa Cabs is a Kenyan owned company whose operations are run by Alex van Wageningen and a team of dedicated professionals. Nordberg told TechMoran, “Our own personal experience of being overly dependent on a limited number of ‘personal’ taxi drivers, or alternatively being subject to exploitative pricing of some taxi cab companies — especially at peak times, odd hours of…

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Panari Hotel embarrasses Kenyan Hollywood actor

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On Friday afternoon, Panari Hotel management embarrassed and forced their guest to sign an apology letter for hosting press interviews in their premises. This was so that they could release three journalists and a PR person, detained for “trespassing”. The guests were the production crew of the yet to be premiered Hollywood film, God Is Not Dead. One of the actors of the movie, Kenyan-born based in the USA, Benji Onyango, was also in the country to promote the movie. Benji who has acted in hollywood block busters like Tears of the Sun, Inception, Resident Evil V among others and has numerous TV…

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US Fast-Food chain Subway opens second Nairobi outlet

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Subway, an American fast-food restaurant, has opened its second outlet in Nairobi. The first one was opened at the Junction mall in September last year. “We expect this one to do well. Typically city centre are our busiest stores with the core client being people looking for a quick meal,” Mr Christopher Bak, a director at Liberty Eagle Holdings, the local Subway franchise holder, told the Nation earlier this week. According to the website, Subway, with world headquarters in Milford, Connecticut, operates 41,579 stores in 104 countries. There are about 10 staff at the new outlet on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi, with most of them…

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