September 23, 2014

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What Uhuru Kenyatta’s US visit means for Kenya -

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I led GSU squad into the Westgate mall unaware I had been sacked -

Sunday, September 21, 2014

‘Tribeless Sonko’ linked to student murder after bar fight -

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jackson Njeru, the man behind the Dead Beat Kenya Facebook page, has gone into hiding -

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I am OK babe, relax: KDF soldier’s last message to wife -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Are these the riskiest spots to withdraw cash in Kenya? -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alone in a 350 Bed Resort-Pain In Mombasa Hotel Industry -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Where cows watch TV to produce more milk in Nakuru -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Construction of 5 star hotel in Machakos well under way -

Friday, September 19, 2014

President Uhuru summoned to the ICC on October 8 -

Friday, September 19, 2014

I am OK babe, relax: KDF soldier’s last message to wife

SOLDIERS

The calls Maureen Mumbi’s husband made on the morning of September 21, last year were extraordinary. At 4.45am on Friday Mumbi’s husband, Lieutenant Joseph Mukoto Masulia of the elite Kenya Defence Forces Ranger Strike Force, called. He asked about his five-year-old daughter Delphine who was peacefully sleeping. “There were a number of things we needed,” remembers Mumbi, “and my husband said he didn’t have enough money on his M-Pesa. He sent me Sh1,500, for my hair, and the baby’s school bag.” They chatted for a few more minutes, and Mumbi drifted back to sleep. But not for long. At around 6.30am,…

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Are these the riskiest spots to withdraw cash in Kenya?

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NAIROBI police have mapped out major hotspots where you are likely to be attacked after withdrawing large amounts of money from banks. Among the major crime-prone areas are banks along Parliament Road, Ngara, the Taj Mall area in Embakasi and Thika Road Mall. The latest survey came after police observed a rise in cases of abduction of people leaving banks after withdrawing large amounts of money. The criminals then dump their victims in isolated areas such as Karura Forest and Ngong Forest. Police said the criminals pose as police officers in civilian clothes and use civilian cars. Victims who have…

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Alone in a 350 Bed Resort-Pain In Mombasa Hotel Industry

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The realities reporters don’t tell you:When hotels are built in Kenya, it is not to attract the local Kenyans. The only time Kenyans, some Kenyans, afford to spend money in resorts is during the December holiday. Between the 23rd and 2nd January, the hotels in Mombasa are packed with the few well off Kenyans who can afford 15,000Ksh a night. For the rest of the Kenyans, this money is thesalary that must take care of a family. Therefore when tourists are scared away, the rooms in the beautiful Mombasa coast are empty! Imagine therefore the crisis when media houses and reporters in Nairobi spread rumors…

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Where cows watch TV to produce more milk in Nakuru

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Beautiful bungalows and maisonettes line up Section 58, an upper income estate in Nakuru. Most of the homes have neat lawns and flower beds, making the environment classy, the reason why the area is one of the most sought-after in the county. It is hard to imagine that one can engage in any kind of farming in this posh neighbourhood located between the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and Lake Nakuru National Park. However, one farmer keeps 18 dairy cows in Gate Four on a quarter acre. The cows live in a 15 by 22 feet shed. The same area has the capacity to host…

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Construction of 5 star hotel in Machakos well under way

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Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday visited the construction site of a new 5-star hotel in Machakos. Governor Mutua was at the site where Gelian Hotel in Machakos Town is being constructed by businessman Mr. Alfonse Kioko. The hotel has over 100 rooms including 4 presidential suites, conference rooms, lounges, a gym and spa among other top notch facilities. Mutua said that he was excited as Machakos undertakes such kinds of developments which will make Machakos County as the ultimate investment hub in the region. He encouraged various investors head to Machakos County and invest here as other than the numerous investment…

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President Uhuru summoned to the ICC on October 8

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been summoned by the trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The President was summoned to appear at the court on October 8th for a status conference pertaining to his pending case at the Hague. Last month the ICC lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked for an adjournemt of Uhuru’s case and the case which was scheduled to begin October 7th postponed to a later date.

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Luhya elder attributes marital woes in the community to women eating gizzards

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A Luhya elder has attributed the rising number of marital woes and single parenthood in the community to ‘attrition of culture by women’. Zablon Muchuku says the fact that women in the community cook and eat gizzards, a forbidden food, at will is one of the reasons that marriages are failing. The 80-year-old discounts the view that men were seen as selfish to only want the best part of the chicken for themselves. Only married men were allowed to eat chicken gizzards. The gizzard from single chicken was not supposed to be shared between two people. This would cause tension…

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54 percent of Kenyans oppose referendum, Uhuru rating up by 10 percent – Ipsos Synovate

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A majority of Kenyans are opposed to the referendum push by Cord and governors according to a survey done by Ipsos Synovate. In the survey conducted in August, the opinion poll places the number of those opposed to the plebiscite vote at 54 percent of those interviewed. The survey reports that a further 38 percent are in support of it while a further 8 percent are undecided. Those in support believe it will raise funding to counties while those opposed believe it is costly and has been politicized. The opinion poll also found that the economic condition of over a…

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Woman robs Juja MP Francis Waititu Munyua in Kirinyaga hotel

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JUJA MP Francis Waititu Munyua has filed a police report saying he was robbed of a Sh56,000 smartphone and his belt in a hotel in Kirinyaga county bordering Embu county. The theft occurred on Friday September 12 and he reported the matter the same day at around 9.30am at the Embu Police Station, the nearest police station to the hotel. The report was entered in the police Occurrence Book. Sources told the Star he had been robbed by a woman companion at the hotel. When the Star called the legislator for comment, he said he had spent the night at…

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Kenyan gospel artist Kambua lands in the US for Kansas City Queens night

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Kenyan gospel singer, TV and radio personality Kambua Mathu is in the US . The artist will on Friday join other Kenyan women in Kansas City as they celebrate Queens’ night. The event is scheduled to start at 5pm at the Charles Ritz of Overland Park in Overland Park, Kansas. The artist arrived on Thursday morning. She will also join Kenyans on Saturday during a free event sponsored by Chase-bank. The all day event with free lunch provided will feature the Kenyan Embassy in the US who will be issuing interested parties with Kenyan IDs and Passports. The Chase Bank event…

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