March 3, 2015

Dennis Itumbi, Jacque Maribe steal show at colleague’s wedding


State House man Dennis Itumbi and Citizen TV’s Jacque Maribe graced a colleague’s wedding on Saturday and took a photo that once again created a buzz online. The two, who have been rumored to be an item after a photo of them kissing emerged online, looked cozy in the photo with Itumbi throwing his arms around Maribe. The picture was taken on Saturday during the wedding of The Star political reporter and popular blogger Oliver Mathenge and Njeri. EX-BOYFRIEND Mathenge, a close friend of Itumbi, once dated Maribe but their relationship ended after a few months. Itumbi wore a red…

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Namibia ex-President Pohamba beats Kibaki to win Sh450 million Mo Ibrahim award for 10 years


Retired Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been declared the winner of the 2014 Mo Ibrahim foundation Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Pohamba pipped two other retired African heads of states, including former President Mwai Kibaki, to the award which came with a Sh450 million prize money. The other leader in contention was Mozambique’s former President Armando Guebuzza who left office on January 15, 2015. Pohampa is set to receive Sh450 million per year for 10 years and Sh18 million annually thereafter for life. The prize, which was founded in 2006, seeks to recognize and honour exceptional African leaders who…

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Al-Shabaab ‘Is Plotting to Blow Up Parliament’


At least 12 suspected terrorists are believed to be plotting an attack against Parliament, police sources have warned, prompting all government institutions to be put on heightened security alert. Intelligence reports indicate that six of the suspects could be in Nairobi already although the whereabouts of the other six are yet to be established. Reports about the possible attack came as it emerged that the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi had also asked Kenya’s security agents to heighten security measures around Egyptian installations, including the embassy itself, its envoy’s residence and other sensitive Egyptian organisations and premises. “The Embassy kindly requests…

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[VIDEO] American woman wires $1.4million to online “lover” in Africa she has never met

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A woman has told how she has sent almost £1million to a man she’s never met after they fell in love online. Twice-divorced Sarah met a man calling himself Chris Olsen 18 months ago via an online dating service and romance soon blossomed. He told her he is originally from Milan, Italy, but moved to the United States 18 years ago. The pair talk for hours on the phone every day and Sarah said she quickly realised she had fallen for Chris. “An attractive person came on there and said ‘you look like you wouldn’t hurt a fly’,” she told…

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Relatives of Kenyan woman found in Riyadh desert in Saudi Arabia sought

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A Kenyan woman is admitted at a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia hospital after she was found in an unknown location in the Riyadh desert. The woman is currently in a weak state and she has lost her memory. The woman can only say she is Kenyan but she does not have any documentation with her. She has not been able to recall the names of any of her relatives or where she hails from in Kenya. Kenyans in Saudi Arabia are trying to locate anybody who can identify this woman so that she can be around her family. They have not…

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Bon Appétit: US student goes on a 30-day worm and cricket diet


A US student has just spent 30 days on a “bug diet” – eating insects three times a day. Camren Brantley-Rios says traditional meats such as pork and beef are unsustainable – and he wanted to try out what many consider the diet of the future. “For dinner I had mealworm fried rice. It was pretty good. I seasoned the mealworms with soy sauce and threw them in.” Many people would find the idea of eating grubs and insects distasteful, if not repulsive. Not so long ago Brantley-Rios was among them. But for the last month he has been eating…

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Nairobi land registry now searchable online, ministry says


The Lands, Housing and Urban Development ministry has launched an online tool that allows queries of the Nairobi registry and payment of land rates. The move is hoped to help bring transparency to land matters in the city and make it easier to pay off any pending land rates. Users can search for details on any land parcel in Nairobi, request demand notes for land rents, make payments and apply for clearance certificates. The service is part of the government’s e-citizen portal, a one-stop site that allows access to services from various agencies using a single sign on.

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Should you ask your house help to test for HIV?

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There are concerns that women working or wishing to work as house helps are being forced to undergo HIV test to either keep their jobs or get employment. And the discussions have been raging in the social media and FM stations. Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama who writes a blog called ‘Mummy Tales’ poses the question: “What would you do if you found out your house-help was HIV positive?” Many parents, especially mothers, say they fret thinking about it. Others say they would definitely want the HIV status of their house helps. “It is not stigmatisation. It is a tricky situation having a…

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Things fall apart on Jubilee’s watch but…..


…and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. – The Second Coming, by WB Yeats  BARELY 24 months in office, the Uhuru Kenyatta administration is buffeted by strong wins on all sides and such choppy political waters that peering ahead to the 2017 general election, at which he will seek a second term, can seem like a daunting prospect. Even if he is headed for a definitive victory over opposition leader Raila Odinga and others in 2017, it will take the campaign of his life to secure…

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Veteran “Nation” Editor Macharia Gaitho walks daughter down the aisle

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Veteran editor at Daily Nation newspaper Macharia Gaitho on Friday walked his daughter Wanjiru Gaitho down the aisle. Wanjiru, a former Citizen TV business reporter, got married to a fellow journalist Kent Ngibuini at a star-studded event. The wedding was held at The Kentmere Club in Nairobi and was attended by the who is who in the media industry. Donning a white mermaid gown with a gold embellishment that had minimal accessories, Wanjiru walked side by side with her father covered in a cathedral veil. Wanjiru, who left broadcast journalism to venture into corporate communication, was all smiles as she and Kent…

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