March 1, 2015

Calvin Klein:We Never Said Lupita’s Oscar Dress was Real

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It’s turning into the greatest Oscar story in years. Lupita Nyong’o‘s stolen Oscar dress — which was reportedly worth between $150,000 and $10 MILLION — appears to be all smoke and mirrors. TMZ broke the story … the thief called us Friday afternoon and said he took 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake. That’s when he returned the dress to the hotel. Law enforcement sources tell us … Calvin Klein’s people never told them if the pearls were real or fake. We’re told the only person who represented the pearls as real and valued…

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[VIDEO] Lupita Nyong’o Oscars Dress Returned to L.A. Hotel, Thieves Claim Pearls are Fake

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar gown was returned to The London West Hollywood Friday afternoon where it was taken 2 days earlier … and the thief called TMZ to tell us where it could be found and added it was a worthless fake. A guy called us at around 2:30 PM Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita’s hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. He said he and others took 2 pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown L.A. … where they were told they weren’t real. The thief…

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Rick Santorum makes a Kenya joke about Obama at CPAC

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The world is a dangerous and complex place, former Sen. Rick Santorum told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, even more so than when he ran for the presidency in 2012. He called out President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in particular, two perennial targets at the annual gathering of conservative activists. “We don’t need just someone with a strong economic plan. Thanks to the Obama-Clinton foreign policy team, we have gone from a policy of peace through strength to a policy of leading from behind,” he said. “In fact, the president’s popularity is so…

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Kenyan man reported missing in Germany found dead

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A Kenyan man reported missing over the weekend in Munster, Germany has been found dead. The body of 22 year old William Ngala was recovered from a dock in a city habour at about noon on Friday. The body was recovered by police divers. According to German website www.wn.de, a sonar boat had previously searched the water surface with sound waves and identified two possible areas where his body could be. Upon searching the first area, the divers recovered the body of the young man. Ngala’s relatives and friends were in attendance during the recovery ad were being taken care of by…

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Kenyan activists dump TVs, chicken outside CA in protest against TV switch-off

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Activists dumped old TV sets and chicken outside CA offices on Waiyaki Way, Nairobi in a demo against the switch-off on Friday. The National Civil Society Congress claimed the signals were turned off after CA Director General Francis Wangusi and Information CS Fred Matiang’i ‘ate chicken’. Led by coordinator John Wamagata, the protesters demanded Matiang’i and Wangusi’s resignations. “We are calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack Wangusi for mishandling the digital migration process,” one of them said. NCSC further demanded that Wangusi reveal the owner of the Pan African Network Group. The protesters said they support the digital migration…

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Muchai murder suspect accuses police of torture for confession

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A suspect in the murder of Kabete MP George Muchai accused the police of torturing him for a confession on Friday. Resident magistrate Miriam Mugure ordered that 20-year-old Simon Gachamba be examined at Kenyatta National Hospital and a report submitted to the court. The murder case was adjourned following the prosecution’s request for more time to carry out investigations. Gachamba will remain in custody at Muthaiga police station until March 10 when the case will be mentioned. Police may drop the charges against Gachamba, who was arrested with phones stolen from two women carjacked in Nairobi and their car used…

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HIV scourge spoiling Thika’s name

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Thika town is known for three things; its an industrial town; the home of Kenya’s largest pineapple producer, Del Monte, and, increasingly, its high number of HIV and Aids cases. These days, prostitution is the order of the day here. Business increases at night as twilight girls report to ‘work. You will find them standing by the walls of some buildings in the CBD, waiting for clients. Some are even courageous enough to call out from afar. Maybe that’s the reason why Thika comes at the top list of cities leading in HIV and Aids in the country. Due to…

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Millionaire rises from Mwea’s rice fields

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When he was first employed, Charles Njiru Kaburu earned Sh3 to repair a trouser and Sh1.50 cents to mend a shirt. Now, he controls a multi-million shilling empire. Due to his entrepreneurial spirit, Mkombozi has attracted the attention of the powerful and mighty. In 2011, former President Mwai Kibaki awarded him a State Commendation. Last year, President Uhuru Kenyatta invited him for a State dinner during Mashujaa Day celebrations. Farmers in Mwea gave him the moniker ‘Mkombozi’ (saviour), for starting an affordable credit line. The former tailor and hawker now owns matatus, lorries, supermarkets and a Sh300 million rice factory….

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How a Kenyan kid is using poop to clean up his school

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CNN Marketplace Africa covers the macro trends impacting the region and also focuses on the continent’s key industries and corporations (CNN)When Leroy Mwasaru‘s school in western Kenya faced a sewage problem, the teenager and a group of friends set out to fix it. It all started after tractors clearing land for the construction of a new dorm at the Maseno school near Kisumu encountered pit latrines. During the building process faeces started leaking into a nearby stream. “There was uproar from the local community,” Mwasaru recalls. “It was the only source of fresh water, and nobody wants faeces in their…

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US Embassy in Nairobi invites Kenyans to apply for Fulbright Scholarship program

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The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is seeking to recruit highly qualified Kenyans for the Fulbright Scholarship program. The program provides a two year fully funded masters’ degree scholarship for academic study in the United States. Fulbright scholars are selected based on their potential for leadership in their academic fields and commitment to public service. The Fulbright program is the flagship exchange program of the U. S. government and is therefore extremely competitive. Applications are invited from all academic fields except Medicine and business related areas. SELECTION CRITERIA To qualify for the Fulbright Scholarship, one must: 1. Be a citizen, a…

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