January 27, 2015

Scores Mourn Gospel Artist Rose Muhando’s Baby Loss after Abortion Allegations


Following last week’s shocking media allegations that celebrated Tanzanian gospel singer Rose Muhando had terminated a seven-month’s pregnancy, reports from Tanzania are now indicating the act was out of health issues. After she was quizzed by police late last week, the singer whose hit songs have made her a household name across East Africa, it is reported that Muhando admitted having lost the pregnancy through a legally procured abortion as “her life was in danger”. The story has created a major buzz across the region as in Tanzania, abortion is a punishable crime that gets offenders sentenced to up to seven…

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[VIDEO] ‘I had to do what I did, no apology’ – MP Alfred Keter


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 – Nandi Hills legislator Alfred Keter is not remorseful over the insults he meted on government officers at the Gilgil weighbridge over the weekend. The first time Member of Parliament maintains that his reaction was fuelled by corruption allegedly going on at the weighbridge after a truck carrying equipment to drill boreholes in his constituency was detained. “What was covered in the media was the seven minutes (of insults) there is another two hours that you didn’t show and those people covered the story to suit their interest to say we are bad. But you remember…

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How Kenya Security Intelligence Agencies Preempted 2nd Mall Terror Attack by Al-Shabaab


Thika Road Mall along the ultra-modern super-highway provides a unique geography, for it is both difficult to secure, and for emergency services to access upon eruption of a humanitarian crisis. There are 2 roundabouts within meters of the mall. They are always jammed in the event of a minor traffic disruption. Densely populated estates some high-class, middle class, and low-class surround the mall and are along the high-way. There is only one access route to the mall, a one-way- all-weather tarmac service road which passes past a 5-star hotel frequented by top government officials, company heads, and politicians. Traffic would…

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Bid family, Broadways invest in Sh1bn Thika real estate project


The Bid family, which unsuccessfully tried to buy Rea Vipingo Plantations, is investing over Sh1 billion in a Thika real-estate project in partnership with prominent local investors. The residential and business development is dubbed Albizzia Downs Estate and will be carried out in phases, with the first one kicking off in March according to the Bid family. Bread maker Broadways, Dawa Ltd and manufacturer Capwell Industries are the other parties in the consortium. The group has set aside 105 acres along the Thika-Mang’u road to host phase one of the project. It borders the Braeburn Imani International Schools. Although the development…

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Safaricom to set up Sh3bn M-Pesa Academy in Thika


IN SUMMARY The secondary school, dubbed M-Pesa Academy, will be built on a 50-acre piece of land in Thika. The school will be fashioned on the Starehe Boys Center model that admits needy but bright students who pay minimal or no fees. The M-Pesa Academy will be built and owned by the M-Pesa Foundation, a charity organisation established by Safaricom in 2010. Besides classrooms and accommodation blocks, the school will also have a conference facility. Telecommunications company Safaricom is building a school that will accommodate up to 1,000 needy students, joining a growing list of blue chip companies that are spending billions…

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Two killed as violence erupts during bid to evict Narok governor


At least two people were shot dead in Narok County Monday when thousands of residents attempted to storm Governor Samuel Tunai’s office and evict him. Eight people were injured, including Narok OCPD Paul Letting and one other policeman, as the mob tried to force its way into county government offices. Medics at the Narok County Referral Hospital said two patients sustained serious gunshot wounds, while the other six had soft tissue injuries. “One of the two with serious bullet wounds is at the theatre in a critical condition,” said a hospital source who declined to be named. Narok Senator Stephen…

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Top 10 Least affordable suburbs in Kenya


Muthaiga is number one least affordable suburb in Nairobi or probably in East Africa. Muthaiga is Nairobi’s long-established version of Americas Beverly Hills; it lies along shady roads that wind through lush wooded hills and valleys with streams that turn into quick-running rivers in the March-May and October-November rainy seasons. The area is home to wealthy Kenyans, but is better known for expatriates on long-term contracts or settled foreigners living in houses real estate agents term “ambassadorial”. The neighborhood has a very strong residents’ association that keeps a close eye on the maintenance, security and development of Muthaiga.Its home for a popular Golf club- Muthaiga…

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Ex-boss who is at home with washing cars


I never imagined I would be washing cars for a living. But looking back at the spark of events that brought me here, I am amazed at what I have achieved. “Mу undergraduate degree was in “I procurement. I remember an interview after mу graduation in November 2001, where one of the gentlemen in the panel told me something that would shape the course of mу career. Ηe said, ‘Your personalitу doesn’t match уour degree. You are too confident for it.’ Well, I worked for two уears as a procurement officer anуwaу. But it wasn’t until I stumbled into the…

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Uhuru Kenyatta takes on Keter as MP risks losing seat over insults


The political future of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter is in the balance after President Uhuru Kenyatta backed his prosecution after the legislator was captured on video threatening officials over trucks impounded at the Gilgil weighbridge. In the video, Mr Keter claimed State House Comptroller Lawrence Lenayapa had tried to intervene by calling the officials at the weighbridge but Lenayapa and President Kenyatta denied the allegation. If prosecuted and found guilty, Keter would automatically lose his seat under the Constitution. “The Presidency fully supports appropriate legal action. The law will take its course. In appearing to intimidate the public officers, Mr Keter makes a…

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[VIDEO] MP Alfred Keter insulting Gilgil weighbridge staff for refusing to release detained vehicle


The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has directed the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Director of Criminal Investigations to take immediate action against Nandis Hill Member of Parliament Alfred Keter. This is after a video clip went viral on social media on Sunday, in which Keter is seen at the Gigil Weighbridge demanding the police release a detained vehicle. He is accompanied by URP nominated MP Sonia Birdi. “He has directed that immediate action be taken against him in accordance with the law,” an officer working with at the DPP’s office told Capital FM News. In the video…

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