March 30, 2015

Kenya Diaspora Advisory Council of Texas invitation to Easter Family Day Out-April 4th


The Kenya Diaspora Advisory Council of Texas is inviting you to a family day out on Easter weekend at the Lewisville Lake. The event starts at 11am and ends at 10pm. KDAC advises you to bring your own drinks and BBQ. There will be games as well as a special run/walk for those into fitness. Please see complete details below.

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Luxurious apartments boosingt tourism at the coast but killing beach hotels


If ever there were a terrible spell for Kenya’s tourism sector, it is now. Dozens of hotels along the Indian Ocean coast have closed due to the slump in the industry, with more than 30,000 people losing their jobs. Many more could be sent home in the coming months. Hotels built over 30 years ago are wasting away, most in dire need of refurbishment, but there is no money to do so. in an industry that not so long ago––2011––accounted for Sh97 billion. But behind this grim backdrop, something good is happening: investors in the real estate sector are coming…

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You can build a decent house in Kenya in one month


Changing technology in the real estate sector has given homeowners a reason to smile because some of the new technology is offering affordable costs of building homes. With various options available in the construction industry, home owners can breathe a sigh of relief due to affordable yet reliable forms of construction brought about by various forms of technologies. Expandable Polystyrene Technology is the use of petroleum by-products and steel to manufacture prefabricated slabs that can be used as walls. The petroleum by-products are heated and expanded to form the foam slabs used in this technology. Koto Housing is one such…

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Njeri Chege: Real men don’t ask for dowry back after divorce


This week, a Kisii court ordered a woman to pay back her ex-husband part of the money he had invested in her. The man accused his wife of unfaithfulness. (Read: Adulterous wife in Kenya to refund kids fees, dowry to husband amounting to Sh205,000) The court ordered Ms Evelyne Kerubo to pay her ex-husband, Mr James Mayaka, a total of Sh 205,000, which is part of what her husband spent on her college fees (Sh 209,000) and bride price (Sh120,000). The payment had totalled Sh164,000 but the court factored in interest to arrive at the Sh205,000. Jesus Christ! What has the…

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Sons turn against their aging parents in Kenya over city properties

aging parents

A group of elderly men have gone to court challenging their children’s decision to dispose of their multi-million shilling investments. Trading under Muguga Investment Company Ltd, they have sued their sons in a case which is turning out to be a battle over breach of trust and dishonesty among families. Upon hearing the case filed under a certificate of urgency, Mr Justice Francis Gikonyo stopped the sons and Nuni Trading Ltd from taking over the properties, interfering with their occupancy or demolishing them until the dispute is heard and determined. “The orders restraining the respondents from transferring, demolishing, leasing, changing…

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Njoki Chege: This is what women want in a relationhip

Njoki Chege

Having read tens of articles on what women want in a desperate bid to ‘research’ – as many of you think that I don’t research for my column- I gave up shortly after I realised none of those ‘useless’ online articles was really telling it as it is. I thought, Why not write from my heart? It has been rumoured that I am slipping into womanhood at an alarming rate, so I think I have the ‘moral authority’ to say what women want. Here goes: 1 WE WANT MONEY: Lots of it. Many women are afraid of articulating this fact…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends cabinet secretaries, orders PSs to step aside

VIDEO: Uhuru drives himself home to share the ICC news with his wife

President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended cabinet secretaries named in a report by Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission. President Kenyatta appointed other cabinet secretaries to oversee the dockets of the suspended CSs as they are investigated. State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said the principal secretaries and other State officers named in the EACC list have also been asked to step aside. Mr Esipisu said the President has instructed the board of parastatals whose heads appear in the dossier to appoint other chief executives to act pending the investigations. The suspended cabinet secretaries are Felix Kosgey (Agriculture), Davis Chirchir (Energy), Michael Kamau (Transport)…

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I will not step aside – Governor Kidero


Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is the latest Governor to declare that he will not step aside if he is implicated in a list of corrupt officials as ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking at Dagoretti High School during a fundraising, Kidero said that Article 180 of the Constitution is very clear on the removal of a Governor from office. Kidero termed corruption allegations levelled against him as fabrications from the media. “Those are surprising allegations, so far I am not aware of any investigations being carried out that could have necessitated my name being in that list. Removal of a…

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Australia issues travel alert over Nairobi terror warnings


The al Shabaab militia group is allegedly planning retaliatory attacks at populous areas in Nairobi county. Targeted areas include a major university, the UoN security department said in an internal memo on Wednesday. Chief Security officer Wilfred Wahome said state agencies are processing intelligence reports on the possible attacks. The Australian government issued a travel alert over the claims on Friday without naming any group it suspected might opt for violence. “Current information suggests that terrorists may be planning attacks against crowded locations in Nairobi in the near future,” said an alert on Smart Traveller, the Australian government’s travel advice…

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Tharaka Nithi Governor seeks police action over Facebook slur


Tharaka Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa has recorded a statement with the Criminal Investigation Department after an offending post against him was made on Facebook. Speaking to the Daily Nation on phone, the county legal advisor Mr Frank Njeru said the matter will be handled as a criminal case since the post in question was offensive to the governor. A 28-year old former political science student at University of Nairobi, James Kithinji is being probed for the posts he is alleged to have made on Facebook on March 18. Police arrested the student on Monday after the governor made a complaint…

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