August 28, 2016

Childless woman arrested at a Nyeri hospital as she faked pregnancy using a balloon


A woman was arrested at Othaya District Hospital for feigning a pregnancy with a balloon under her clothes. Ms Purity Kiritu, 21, had already been admitted, pretending to be in labour when she was seized by police officers on Wednesday night. The woman, who lives in Nairobi’s Dandora Estate with her husband, a boda boda rider, had travelled to Kiriaini in Murang’a four days ago to stay with her mother-in-law, Ms Josephine Wairimu. The couple don’t have children yet. IN LABOUR She is said to have told Ms Wairimu that she was in labour, requesting to be taken to hospital…

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[VIDEO] Man catches “monster mum” viciously beating toddler son


Horrifying footage from a secret camera has caught a cruel mother viciously beating her infant son. A concerned father installed the camera in his home in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, after becoming suspicious of his wife. And this clip reveals the devastating truth. In it, a woman can be seen sitting on a bed with the defenceless child sat with her. But seconds in she appears to grab the boy and begins roughly throwing him about. She pushes him onto the bed and then begins slapping his backside as the defenceless child lies prone. Then, as she lies motionless on the…

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Kibaki undergoes succesful artery surgery in South Africa


Former President Kibaki has had a successful surgery on the carotid artery on his neck. The former Head of State had been admitted to the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday. Sources said Kibaki successfully woke up from the delicate procedure that lasted one hour. They said the ex-President had been taken to South Africa because his doctors did not want to take chance. “The former Head of State is now up and has even talked to his family, he is now back to his wing and is being monitored,” the source said. He will however be…

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Purple colour belongs to Cotu, Atwoli tells Governor Mutua


A day after Machakos governor Alfred Mutua launched his Mandeleo Chap Chap Party, Cotu wants the party to stop using the colour purple saying that is the union’s official logo. In a demand letter addressed to Mutua and the registrar of political parties on Friday, the workers’ union said the whole event was a sea of purple a colour, which is synonymous with Cotu. “Cotu has given him seven days to stop using the colour,” the union’s lawyer Samuel Aduda said. Mutua on Thursday launched his Maendeleo Chap Chap Party at the Bomas of Kenya. The Governor intends to use…

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Meet Lucie Kamiti, Kenya’s representative to Mrs Africa 2016


Meet Lucy W. Wanjohi- Kamiti, who will represent Kenyan in this years Mrs Africa 2016 to be held in South Africa in November In June, the Mrs Africa organization  announced their Top 40 Continental Finalists from across the continent. The participating Countries in this years Mrs Africa Pageant consists of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, Swaziland, Mauritius and South Africa. The Top 40 Mrs Africa 2016 Finalists will be focusing on Humanitarian work in their Countries through the Mrs Africa Foundation. The focus will be on giving dignity back. Firstly to young girls on the African Continent via Dignity Dreams who manufactures and distributes…

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[VIDEO] American artist Aloe Blacc releases music video “Live my Life” shot in Kenya with all Kenyan cast


LONDON, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc said on Thursday that the world must pay more attention to malaria ahead of launching a music video focusing on the disease – one of the biggest killers of children worldwide. The 37-year-old soul artist, famous for his hit singles ‘I Need a Dollar’ and ‘The Man’, said becoming a father had given him a greater appreciation of the global push to eradicate malaria, a disease he described as “extremely terrifying”. Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, kills around 400,000 people a year, the vast majority of them children and…

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Bank suspends unsecured loans day after interest rates cap


At least one of the major commercial banks has already suspended unsecured lending following Wednesday’s signing of the Bill capping interest rates. A staff at the bank told the Star that they received an email from the head office with instructions that they suspend processing of any unsecured loan. “We are not accepting new applications for all unsecured loans, including the ones pegged on payslips or salary loans. But other loans where you have security like a title deed we are processing,” said the banker. “Our bosses have been in and out of meetings after the signing. We are just…

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Cholmondeley’s family compensates KWS ranger’s wife ahead of Friday burial


The Delamere family has agreed to compensate the widow of a KWS ranger shot dead by Tom Cholmondeley’s ahead of the aristocrat’s burial on Friday. Tom Cholmondeley will be laid to rest on Friday in his family’s farm in Soysambu in Gilgil. Cholmondeley, who died last week while undergoing treatment in MP Shah Hospital, will be buried next to his grandfather’s grave, according to a family source. This came as details emerged that the Delamere family had agreed to compensate the family of the late KWS game warden Samson Ole Sisina, who was shot dead by Cholmondeley in 2005. The…

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Ugandan narrates horrifying experience with Nairobi matatus


Travelling in a matatu in Nairobi is no picnic. Not at all. I can attest to that. By all means, my experience with matatu here during my short stay in the city was horrible, to say the least. I am Ugandan, and a journalist with the Daily Monitor, a publication of the Nation Media Group. I was in Nairobi earlier this year to take part in a media training programme that NMG periodically offers its journalists. During the first week of my stay, I was picked by a company car, and therefore did not have to worry about the vagaries…

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[PHOTOS] Team Kenya ‘stuck in a Rio slum’ 4 days after close after NOCK booked cheaper flights


Team Kenya captain Wesley Korir has alleged mistreatment of athletes in Rio after the organisers closed the Olympics village on Wednesday. Mr Korir said they were stuck in Rio due to National Olympics Committee of Kenya incompetence. “The best country in the world will spent their night in this ‘slum’ like area in rio after the olympic village was closed !!! Unbelievable mistreatment of athletes !!! (sic)” wrote Mr Korir on Facebook. See it for yourselve !! — Hon wesley korir (@weskorir) August 24, 2016 Some of his followers, however, wondered why some athletes are still stuck in Rio…

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