November 30, 2015

Western Media paints a Gory picture of Nairobi in the middle of Pope’s visit

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The Reuters, AFP and UK’s Daily Mail combined forces to paint for the world a devious picture on Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya in the middle of Pope Francis visit to the East African country. The Western journalists handpicked a few “juicy” vices in Nairobi and harped on them to paint a picture of the whole city. At the end, they made the point that this is the city that the Pontiff is visiting. This comes on the heels of FOX News in the United States labeling Africa as “War torn” Nairobi is at the epicentre of East Africa’s…

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Obituary: Fred Mbugua Kinyanjui brother to Frankie Kinyanjui of Dallas TX


Death has occurred of Fred Mbugua Kinyanjui, 41, of Nairobi Kenya. Fred was promoted to Glory on Sunday Nov 22nd 2015, after recently being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment in the US. Fred was born on Dec 30th 1973 to Cecilia M Kinyanjui and Michael N Kinyanjui of Nairobi Kenya. He was also a loving brother to Miss Frankie J Kinyanjui (Dallas), Dennis G Kinyanjui, Francis K Kinyanjui, and Edward M Kinyanjui, all of Nairobi Kenya. Fred has many uncles, aunties, cousins around the globe and his numerous nephews and nieces often considered him their favorite uncle. Fred was…

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[VIDEO[ Kenyans on Social Media blast FOX News for “War-Torn Africa” Label #Someonetellfoxnews


A controversial piece on the Papal visit by conservative news channel FOX riled up Kenyans on social media today as the Pontiff starts his five day Africa trip. Kenyans on Facebook and Twitter took to social media to protest the painting of Africa as war torn i which many viewed as the Western media’s continued quest to portray Africa in a dark manner. The Pontiff is expected to visit, Uganda and Central African Republic after his stop in Kenya. Watch the latest video at

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Kenyan atheists in court to stop ‘Pope holiday’


Atheists in Kenya want a gazette notice declaring Thursday a public holiday annulled as they “cannot have the government acting religiously”. Chairman Harrison Mumia said the holiday, which coincides with Pope Francis’ visit, violates the doctrine of separation of state and religion. In a petition filed at the High court on Wednesday, Mumia said the move jeopardises the state of the economy and contravenesArticles 8, 9 and 32 of the constitution. Article 8 says “there shall be no state religion” while article 9 (4) states that national days will be public holidays. Article 32 concerns the “freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and…

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Plane carrying about 50 Nigerians deported from UK arrives in Lagos


A plane carrying about 50 Nigerians deported from the UK has landed in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos. Most of the deportees say they are not happy to come back. One person told me that he was arrested by British police and was not allowed to even take his belongings before being deported. A few of them who say they don’t have relatives here are stranded in the airport. Recently, Nigeria expressed concern over UK’s plan to deport 29,000 Nigerians, and has insisted that due process be followed before Nigerians are removed from the UK. The West African nation says…

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Kenyan woman in US, Karen Korir named among Top 40 Airline Executives under 40


By ANTONY KARANJA in DALLAS, TX A Kenyan woman has been named as one of the top 40 under 40 by a US Airports magazine. The magazine Airport Business Magazine named Karen Korir as one of the top performing airline executives in the country under the age of 40. Ms Korir, 36,  works at the Houston Airport System as a Managing Aviation planner. She has been in the aviation industry for the last 12 years. She received her undergraduate degree at the Coe College, Iowa in 2002. Most of her family attended Coe College including her father Kip Korir who graduated…

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Insecurity in Africa? It’s only mosquitoes I’m worried about – Pope Francis


There have been concerns raised about the security of Pope Francis when he lands in Africa on his maiden five-day trip. Apart from Kenya and Uganda which have been targets of terrorism, Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Central African Republic which has been ravaged by sectarian violence. On the Papal Flight from Rome to Nairobi on Wednesday, Pope Francis was asked by one of the journalists – when he came round to individually greet all of us – whether he was worried about his safety. Why he asked? To which the journalist responded that there were people who…

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President Uhuru announces Cabinet Reshuffle


President Uhuru on Tuesday made a cabinet reshuffle that was highly anticipated. Notable changes include Jacob Kaimenyi who was the Cabinet Secretary for Education and has been moved to Lands. The Devolution docket vacated by embattled Anne Waiguru has been taken by Mwangi Kiunjuri the former Laikipia East MP. Najib Balala is back at the toursim docket while Willy Bett who was a CEO at Kenya Seed Company was appointed for the Agriculture docket. Phyllis Kandie was moved from the ministry of Tourism to the ministry of Labour. Former Google boss Joe Mucheru was nominated to head the ICT docket. Mr Uhuru…

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Kisumu man storms church to demand Sh200,000 given by wife as tithe


A man stormed into a church in Kisumu town on Tuesday afternoon to demand back Sh200,000 that his wife had given as tithe. The man, who refused to talk to journalists, stormed Jesus Elevation Tabernacle Church as the congregation conducted an afternoon service. The man reportedly shouted at the church’s leaders to give him back the money that his wife had taken to the church. “My wife did not consult me nor inform me that she was bringing the cash here, and pastor don’t talk to me roughly, respect me so that I can respect you,” the angry man shouted. ‘TRICKED…

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[VIDEO] Kakamega teacher impregnates own teenage daughter


A man hunt has been launched for a teacher accused of raping and impregnating his daughter at Kochwa village in Navakholo, Kakamega County. The thirteen-year-old said the father had threatened her not to reveal the ordeal she went through but decided to bring the matter to her grandmother’s attention after it became evident she could not hide the pregnancy anymore. It was not the first time the teacher had done such a thing. According to villagers, the man had earlier preyed on his other daughter and forced her to procure an abortion. Villagers have been baying for the blood of…

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