March 29, 2015

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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[VIDEO] Kenya’s unique approach to rape prevention should have the rest of the world taking note.


You may have seen the story circulating around the Internet lately about a group of boys in Kenya whose quick thinking and intervention stopped a rape in progress. Here’s the program that taught them what to do. Trigger warning for discussion about sexual assault and prevention programs For years, Kenya has faced an epidemic of sexual assault. 1 in 4 women and girls living in Nairobi have been sexually assaulted. Schoolgirls were frequently raped by friends and boyfriends. Clothes have been torn from women’s bodies in public. Here’s what they did. In 2010, the group No Means No Worldwide began…

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[VIDEO] Corruption in the name of God: How Kisumu Catholic archbishop looted church


The Catholic Church in Kenya is on the cross, again, after an archbishop has been put on the spot over corruption, arrogance and intimidation. The Most Reverend Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth of the Roman Catholic Church in Kisumu has been accused by various parish officials, ordained brothers and priests in the lakeside archdiocese of corruption among a litany of other misdeeds in God’s name, The Nairobian can reveal. A priest who has served the church for over a decade narrated horrifying ordeal he went through at the hands of Archbishop Okoth, including being transferred twice and demoted for not giving the…

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Bensouda asks ICC for time to find missing final witness in Ruto, Sang cases


ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda yesterday sought more time to trace a witness who has refused to show up to testify against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang. This was at a status conference held at The Hague, prompted by the failure of the last prosecution witness to testify. The prosecution is said to have reported difficulties in getting hold of the witness, but insisted that the man is key to its case and must be found. The defence opposed the period requested by the prosecution, saying that they were okay with just a few days until mid-next week….

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Aga Khan Hospital to provide free cancer treatment sessions


The Aga Khan University Hospital has offered to provide 400 free radiotherapy sessions to cancer patients. The offer is expected to temporarily ease the burden on Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) following the breakdown of radiotherapy machines there. The director of Medical Services, Mr Nicholas Muraguri, pointed out that the sessions would be for patients whose treatment was interrupted by the breakdown of equipment at KNH. “Following the breakdown of the radiotherapy machines at the Kenyatta National Hospital last week, the Ministry of Health begun negotiations with private hospitals to provide radiotherapy treatment to cancer patients whose treatment was interrupted by…

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Kenyan youths raid ‘racist’ Chinese restaurant, steal and destroy property


Rowdy youths forced their way into the Chinese restaurant in Nairobi at the centre of a racism controversy, damaged and stole property of unknown value. Kilimani Police boss Peter Katam said the group of 30 to 40 people with placards went to the restaurant at about 10am on Friday. “They overpowered the security guard and broke into the restaurant. They then took drinks, utensils, electronics and other things” Mr Katam said. He said the youth also took out some furniture and burnt them at the restaurant’s gate before the police arrived to disperse them. “They abused the freedom to demonstrate….

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