April 25, 2014

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Cash and prizes for Kiambu girl with golden voice -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

David Kimaiyo, Ole Lenku link probed in car bomb -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Raila Odinga: “Prime Minister system best for Kenya” -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bomb experts detonate explosives found in abandoned car in Nairobi -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

PHOTO – Wyre Finally Introduces His Son To The World -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

[VIDEO] Former VP Kalonzo gaffe draws online criticism -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kenyans risk Sh2 million fine and one year jail term for not calling their MPs ‘Honourable’ -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Car bomb goes off in Pangani, two cops killed -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ person -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Olympic star Suleiman Bilali languishing in Muthurwa -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How ‘Africa’s Oprah’ conquered a continent

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(CNN) – Oprah, if you’re reading this, for goodness sake return this woman’s calls. Ask your assistants if there’s a box of yellowing fax messages lying around somewhere in Harpo Studios — she sent you one daily for a while. Track down the ton of letters asking — pleading — for your help starting a Winfrey-style talk show in Africa. Because this isn’t just another eager fan. Her name is Mosunmola Abudu, and in the last eight years she’s done it — and then some. With no TV experience whatsoever, Abudu has become the “Oprah of Africa” — it’s impossible not to read…

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Airline jobs lure hundreds to Nairobi city

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Hundreds of youth on Sunday turned up for a job recruitment drive by Qatar Airlines. The recruitment, which attracted hopeful youth from all over the country, disrupted normal operations at the Hotel Intercontinental, forcing security officers to chase the job-seekers away from the main gates. The youth jammed City Hall Way and Parliament Road as they awaited their turn. “I arrived here from Kaunei around 5:30 in the morning from Makueni and I was able to present my papers by 9am. I had applied online and was invited to appear before the panel,” said Terry Ann Mutinda. The interviewing panel…

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Kenyans in Diaspora to benefit from reduced Whatsapp, Skype international voice call rates

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Kenyans in the diaspora are calling home less often as they turn to free Internet apps such as Whatsapp andSkype to communicate with their friends and relatives, new data shows. Data from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) shows that international incoming voice traffic grossed 146 million minutes in the three months to December compared to 204.9 million, representing a drop 28.7 per cent. Calls headed abroad also dropped to 118.9 million minutes from 153.7 million in the period under review. The communication regulator says a rise in the use of the free applications has cut cross-border voice traffic. “This decline could have…

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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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