July 5, 2015

Illicit brew found in Uplands hospital lab


Illicit brew was found in a laboratory at a health centre on Friday in a raid lead by Lari MP Mburu Kihangara. The brew was found at the Uplands health centre that is located opposite the Uplands Police Station. A woman suspected to be the owner of the brew was arrested. She is said to have hidden the brew in the laboratory on learning of the planned raid. In Kangemi, police failed to provide security to women who wanted to destroy illicit brew. Youth pelted stones at the women who wanted to destroy the killer drinks estimated to be worth…

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No Ben Carson, there are no Turkanas in Tanzania

Ben Carson

Republican US presidential candidate Ben Carson sought to “clarify perceptions” about himself regarding slavery on Thursday, and ended up disclosing that his ancestor was of the “Turkana tribe in Kenya and Tanzania.” “You know I have had my roots traced back all the way back to my great, great, great, great grandfather who came from the Turkana tribe which is a migratory tribe even today in Tanzania and Kenya,” Mr Carson told a forum on slavery. However, the disclosure is riddled with inaccuracies regarding the Turkana tribe. Though they live a nomadic life, they are largely located in Kenya’s northern border…

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Join my camp for 2017 polls, Raila tells Ruto


Cord leader Raila Odinga on Friday extended an olive branch to Deputy President William Ruto saying that he was ready and willing to work with him in the run-up to the 2017 elections. Mr Odinga, however, called on Mr Ruto to stop criticising Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka on grounds that he is a ‘weak’ politician to help the former Prime Minister win an election. “I want to tell Mr Ruto to stop undermining Kalonzo because he (Kalonzo) is not in Cord by invitation but as an equal partner. Ruto should be ready to battle out with him in the next…

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Kenyans in North America sent 44% of the Sh12.8 billion May diaspora remittances


Kenyans in North America sent home Sh5.7 billion of the total Sh12.8 billion remitted by Kenyans in the Diaspora. According to Central Bank data released on Friday, remittances from Kenyan abroad increased overall by 7.6 per cent  from the Sh11.9 billion that was remitted in May 2014. April 2015 remittances from those abroad talled at Sh12.3 billion. “The increase (in May) was largely reflected in inflows from Europe and the rest of the world,” the Central Bank indicated. However, inflows from Kenyans in the US and Canada in April 2015 was Sh6 billion hence the May remittances decreasing by about 5.3 per…

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[PHOTOS and VIDEO] British safari guide saved from leopard, he and other tourists fend it off by running over it


A safari tour guide from the UK survived a leopard attack after tourists threw objects including a bag at the animal as it tried to get into the truck. The shocking incident happened at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, as visitors were being shown around the famous site. Curtis Plumb, 38, of Nhongo Safari Tours, sustained deep cuts and bites to the arm. He remains in hospital in a stable condition. Scroll down for video  +15 This is the moment safari guide Curtis Plumb was attacked by a leopard as it tried to get into the tour truck…

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Kenyan Catholic Community in Dallas Forthworth to celebrate 5 year anniversary August 9th


The Kenya Catholic Community in Dallas Fortworth will be celebrating its 5 year anniversary of Swahili mass on August 9th 2015. The community will be celebrating with a mass at 1.30pm and dinner and reception at 3.45pm at Holy Family of Nazareth 2330 Cheyenne Street, Irving, TX 75062. Swahili mass is celebrated every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 2pm at the church. All are welcome.

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[VIDEO] Nigerian brothers 13 and 15 years old build Android mobile web browser


These secondary school students taught themselves to code and, with encouragement from their parents and school, they’ve achieved something extraordinary. Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime, 13 and 15 years old respectively, are students of Greensprings school, Anthony Campus, Lagos, and they developed an Android based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite sometime last year. Osine’s interest in computers began at the tender age of 7, the same age which he and his brother –who was 9 at the time (born June 1, 1999), decided to start a company of their own. Inspired by Microsoft’s “Windows” platform, they initially named their new company ‘Doors’, but…

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Take cheap US loans to invest in Kenya, Robinson Githae tells diaspora


The Kenyan envoy to the US has urged Kenyans living in the US to borrow money from banking institutions in the United States and invest in Kenya. Speaking to the Nation by phone from Washington, DC Ambassador Robinson Githae said loan interest rates in the US are at an all time low and therefore it is the best time to borrow money for investment. “Borrow money here and invest it back at home because the US offers better rates while Kenya provides better returns on investment,” he said. Mr Githae, a former finance minister turned diplomat said in the current…

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[VIDEO] Moment judge realizes suspect in her courtroom was her classmate


MIAMI –While most school reunions are held in hotel ballrooms or local gymnasiums, a recent South Florida get-together occurred, in of all places, a courtroom. As Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer was presiding over bond court Tuesday, she looked up and noticed a very familiar face standing before her. The suspect in front of the bench was Arthur Booth, a classmate of Glazer’s at Nautilus Middle School. Glazer asked if Booth, who is facing numerous charges including burglary and grand theft, had attended the school. “Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness!” exclaimed Booth before beginning to cry. Glazer said that…

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Now woman who bought husband a Sh10 million car accused of fraud


Laura Akunga, the businesswoman who showered her husband with a Sh10 million car gift for his 30th birthday, has been sued by businessman Sriram Bharatam for fraudulently obtaining money from him and consequently defaulting on payment. In suit papers seen by Nairobi News, Mr Bharatam states that Ms Akunga owes him a total of Sh17.72 million that he lent her when her business was struggling. Here is the list of what Ms Akunga has been accused of: 1. Fraudulently obtaining money from the businessman by pretending to get connections for him to boost his business. 2. Fraudulently obtaining money from the…

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