February 6, 2016

[VIDEO] KRA nets 18,000 bottles of illegal alcohol in Nairobi sting operation


KRA officers found a consignment of alcoholic beverages destined for the local market as part of a major tax evasion scam in a sting operation on Friday. Officers from the taxman’s Investigations and Enforcement department and the National Police Service found 18,000 bottles of spirits branded Kingdom Gin assorted documents and a computer hard drive. The alcohol found at Julijo Investment, reportedly an illegal packaging plant in Nairobi’s Kasarani Industrial area, lacked statutory excise tax stamps, which apply for such goods. Police netted 2,460 bottles of potable spirits bearing counterfeit excise stamps in a raid at the location in December 2015. Caxton Masudi, KRA Head of Market Surveillance, said the Kenya…

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Joska plots for sale at Sh450,000 each

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In the past few months, Joska, a fast growing area located about 30km from Nairobi CBD is seeing an Influx of real estate investment due to proximity to Nairobi vis-a-vis the cost of land. Joska leads the pack when compared to areas like Kitengela, Isinya, Kiserian, Rongai and Ruiru and more so for investors looking for the best value for money. As such Joska is a preferred location for many SACCOs which are buying large tracks of land for their members for development or speculation. I strongly believe that Joska is one of the areas with the best return on…

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[VIDEO] Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed


Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral. Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror. “Is it my eyes?” she recalled him saying. “Is it a ghost?” “Surprise! I’m still alive!” she replied. Far from being elated, the man looked terrified. Five days earlier, he had ordered a team of hit men to kill Rukundo, his partner of 10 years. And they did — well, they told him…

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[VIDEO] Kenyan woman in Canada offers advise to those women in abusive marriages


A Kenyan woman in Canada is giving her take on domestic abuse in Kenya. Eunice Wahome is responding to the horrific video that surfaced this week where a woman who is 6 months pregnant. Ms Wahome advises Kenyan women that it is not worth it to stay in an abusive relationship just to preserve your status or satisfy the society. She says you do not have to stay in an abusive relationship just because of children. You can start afresh. She adds that those women who are not married, do not have to jump into a marriage to beat age,…

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Njoki Chege: Clinging to an abusive husband is pure idiocy


The story I am about to tell is a work of fiction. Names, characters, events, places and incidents are products of my own (very fertile) imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or even actual events is purely coincidental. There is a young woman, probably 38, strutting the streets of Nairobi. She is ruthlessly ambitious and incredibly successful. For argument’s sake, let’s assume she is an advocate. She is a mother of one, a five-year-old boy. She is also married to an equally successful man, whom we will assume is also a lawyer. From a distance, they look…

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[VIDEO] Nairobi motorist repels armed gunmen in attempted carjacking


A Nairobi motorist repelled armed gunmen during a botched carjacking on Tuesday night. In a video showing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage, the motorist is seen driving up to the gate of a residential area along Riara Road, and while waiting for the gate to be opened, is accosted by two armed thugs. The carjackers arrive in a separate vehicle and block the driver’s exit path. The driver however shoots through the window causing the would-be carjackers to flee in their vehicle. The motorist also speeds off unscathed after the watchman fails to open the gate on hearing the gunshots….

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[VIDEO] Primary, secondary education fully free in five years – Uhuru


The government is “working hard” to ensure primary and secondary school education is fully free in the next five years, the President has said. Uhuru Kenyatta affirmed this on Friday at Nairobi’s Safaricom Stadium Kasarani where 2,000 more beneficiaries of the Equity Wings to Fly programme were announced. Uhuru, who presided over the launch of the second phase of the initiative, urged the students to take full advantage of the comprehensive scholarships by the Equity Group and The MasterCard foundations. “I urge all beneficiaries to make sure they get the best out of these scholarships. I encourage other organisations to come…

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[VIDEO] Kenyan woman in Canada to relatives and friends back home “Money doesn’t grow on trees”


A Kenyan woman is pushing back at friends and relatives back in Kenya who seem to believe that those in the Diaspora are awash with cash. The woman identified as Eunice Wahome who resides in Canada says that those back at home expect those abroad to honor each and every request from money as if money grows on trees abroad. “Tunawapenda sana lakini mtuelewe tafadhalini ndugu zetu.” Watch the video below.

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IRS computer problems shut down tax return e-file system


WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns Wednesday because of problems with some of its computer systems. The outage could affect refunds, but the agency said it doesn’t anticipate “major disruptions.” A “hardware failure” forced the shutdown of several tax processing systems, including the e-file system, the IRS said in a statement. The IRS.gov website remains available, but “where’s my refund” and other services are not working.  Some systems will be out of service at least until Thursday, the agency said. “The IRS is currently in the process of making repairs and working to restore normal…

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Kenya to manufacture pain killer morphine for chronic diseases


Kenya is set to start manufacturing morphine, a crucial painkiller used to relieve suffering of cancer patients as the country moves to boost its capacity to handle chronic diseases. Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been identified as the central access and production point of morphine starting May. “We will be starting with 47 kgs of morphine powder which will be reconstituted into a solution – to be enough for the next three years,” Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) executive director Zipporah Ali said. “Only those who have dealt with delicate patients during palliative care would know that there…

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