January 31, 2015

Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua critically sick, hospitalized abroad


Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua is ill and hospitalized outside the country where he is receiving treatment, it has emerged. Gachagua is said to have fallen ill in December last year and has been in and out of hospitals both in Kenya and abroad over  the undisclosed disease. The illness reports have been confirmed by his Deputy Samuel Wamathai, several MCAs and some political leaders. ” The governor is out of the country for medical tests, said Wamathai who has been representing the governor in official events recently. Wamathai has been representing Gachagua in a number of major events including the…

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Why I am divorcing Pastor Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism church


James Maina Ng’ang’a who heads Neno Evangelism Centre is not your regular kind of pastor. He is a rock star kind of evangelist with a wide following and reputed for performing ‘miracles.’ You must know or have heard of him, for he is a televangelist. But things are not well in his marital paradise. His estranged wife has decided to wash the family’s dirty linen in court, dismissing the man of cloth as an abusive and adulterous drunk. In a child support case filed on September 2 last year at the Milimani Children’s Court in Nairobi, Loise Murugi Maina accuses…

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[PHOTOS] NTV Anchor Mark Masai Says I Do


NTV anchor Mark Masai has wed his longtime girlfriend Fiona Nduta at a church in Nairobi. The invite-only event started at 11am and guests are set to enjoy a cocktail party after the service. The celebrated anchor proposed to Fiona in April last year and has been preparing for the big day for the last eight months. An elated Mark could not hide his joy on the big day as he tweeted in the wee hours of the morning, “Proverbs 18:22.” The Bible verse reads, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”…

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Rita Jeptoo gets two-year ban for doping

Rita Jeptoo

Multiple Boston and Chicago marathons champion Rita Jeptoo was on Friday handed a two-year ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after testing positive for the banned blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO). The disgraced Kenyan runner on January 15 appeared before Athletics Kenya’s Medical and Anti-doping Commission in Nairobi for her drug-cheating hearing case where her manager Federico Rosa and coach Claudio Berardelli distanced themselves from the scandal. But the unanswered question is who is behind Jeptoo’s failed dope test? The question arose after Rosa, who had vowed to spill the beans, said he had told the anti-doping commission…

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New date for toll stations on major Kenyan roads released


Motorists travelling on major highways in Kenya would from March start paying to use them as the government finally makes good its plan to introduce toll levies. Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik on Wednesday said plans are at advanced stage to contract a transaction adviser to implement toll stations scheme. The funds collected would be used for road maintenance as Kenya embarks on an ambitious plan to construct 10,000 kilometres of roads by 2017. “Toll roads scheme will completely be a private-public partnership and we hope to get a transactional adviser by next month to roll it out. Mombasa-Nairobi-Nakuru highway,…

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How savvy Kenyans get luxury cars on a budget


Not too long ago, cars with luxury badges were a preserve of the super-rich. Not anymore. Kenyans with a few million in the bank are increasingly playing catch-up through purchases of used Mercedes, BMW, Range Rover and Toyota brands at a fraction of their showroom price tags. This has expanded the level of equality, at least on the road. And who are helping the middle class match the consumption of top professionals, entrepreneurs, politicians and wheeler-dealers? Second-hand car dealers and individuals have mastered the art of sourcing the luxury vehicles from countries like the UK and Japan. Citizens in these…

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Kenyan Diaspora Woman Expands U.S. Business to Kenya


By A. Shila Waritu Philadelphia, PA – A Kenyan woman who immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s has built a successful natural hair care business in the U.S. and she is now expanding that business to her country of birth, Kenya, East Africa. Mumbi Dunjwa is Founder and CEO of Naturaz Hair Care (www.naturaz.com), a company she started over five years ago in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelors degree in chemistry and nuclear medicine technology and she earned a Master of Information Systems Management degree from the world renowned Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. She has…

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[VIDEO] Brand new TV series by Nairobi Half Life director set to hit Kenya’s TV screens


The director of Nairobi Half Life movie is set with a brand new TV drama series “The Nairobians.” Tosh Gitonga is set to launch his new program on Kenya TV screens soon. The cast of the new show include actress Brenda Wairimu, actors Daniel Weke (who plays Arthur Mali in the series Mali), Timothy Kowino, Paul Ogola, Antony Ndung’u, and Humphrey Maina. Here is the trailer… The Nairobians Official Trailer 2014 from FILM CREW IN AFRICA on Vimeo.

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Kenyan woman who died after five years in a coma buried in France


A Kenyan woman who died in France on January 13 after five years in a coma was buried yesterday, the family said. Leila Omar, 43, is said to have jumped from a two-storey building in 2010 while she was six months’ pregnant. Doctors saved the baby. (Read: Kenyan woman to be buried in France following lack of funds to take her back home) Omar was divorced from Frenchman Fabrice Pradie at the time of her death. Her body was detained at a Marseille hospital over a Sh40 million bill. Omar’s family in Kenya has been seeking financial assistance from well-wishers and…

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[VIDEO] New technologoy of Artificial insemination of chicken in Uasin Gishu


You may have heard of artificial insemination of livestok, but have you heard that chicken are also now being artificially inseminated? well, a chicken breeding firm in Uasin Gishu is now using this technological in what is said to be the premier case in east and central Africa.

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