October 1, 2016

Terror Suspect in Embu Swallows Sim Cards Upon Arrest


Police in Embu county are holding a 28 year old man after he was arrested over suspicions of having links with terrorist groups. Daniel Mwangi Wachuma is said to have been planning his activities at the Embu airstrip when he was arrested by police officers manning the airstrip. Mwangi is reported to have swallowed several Sim cards which were in his hand when the police approached him. Deputy OCPD Terry Micheni says that the man will be handed to the Anti-Terror Police Unit for further questioning. According to Micheni, Mwangi kept changing his story about where he was from. Micheni…

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Let’s Talk Family, Diaspora: Let us go to the other side


A young boy was admitted to hospital with a terminal disease and his condition deteriorated so much that the medical staff thought he would not last through the night. A young woman then visited the little boy in hospital and sought permission to talk to the little boy from the medical staff. The young woman was an English teacher who spent her spare time visiting sick children and teaching them, since they did not have the opportunity to sit in a class like their healthy counterparts. The English teacher then proceeded to teach the young boy Verbs and Nouns, since…

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Low rents, longer leases pulling multinationals to Nairobi


Multinationals setting up in Africa prefer Nairobi because of longer commercial leases and low rents payable in either dollars or shillings, latest Knight Frank Africa report has shown. The Africa Commercial Occupier Guide providing a comparison of lease rates in 32 African countries places Kenya at position 16 ahead of its neighbours with favourable cost and terms. Rental leases in Kenya are five to six years, a fact Knight Frank said helps investors to plan ahead and focus on their business. “Every real-estate market operates differently in practice. However, lease terms and actual rents are key for multinationals considering moving…

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Meet man who introduced Raila Odinga to ‘real big money’


Businessman Herbert Ocholla Ojwang cuts the image of an influential man. He hobnobs with the rich and leaves the details on his Facebook page for all to see. To his admirers, Mr Ojwang is a suave businessman. To his detractors, he is just a smart aleck. When he appeared before a parliamentary committee recently, Mr Ojwang dropped a bombshell that exposed the murky world of wheeler dealers and how they rake in millions of shillings for acting as brokers, middle-men, contract negotiators — or simply for being at the negotiating table. It is Mr Ojwang, a former personal assistant to…

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Diaspora to vote for all six sets of candidates in 2017, Supreme Court rules


THE Supreme Court on Friday directed the Electoral Commission to register Kenyans in the diaspora to participate in all the six sets of the 2017 general election. The court dismissed the IEBC’s appeal to limit voting to the presidential poll only. Five judges directed the IEBC to ensure that the diaspora participate in the presidency, senatorial, governor, MP, women’s representative and MCA elections. The suit was filed by Kenya Diaspora Alliance, New Vision Kenya, former Karachuonyo MP Shem Ochuodo and Gichane Muraguri, who wanted to participate fully in the March 4, 2013 elections. – the-star.co.ke

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Can you hear me now? Doctor leaves cellphone in woman’s stomach after c-section


Ramallah: A Jordanian gynaecologist is alleged to have accidentally left his cell phone in his patient’s abdomen during a Caesarian section in April this year. Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was admitted to a private hospital in Amman for the operation on April 24, according to the Jordanian media. During the procedure, the gynaecologist somehow misplaced his mobile phone in the woman’s abdomen. Majeda Abdul Hamid, the patient’s mother, told the media that after Hanan gave birth to a 4.8 kilogram baby boy she was discharged from hospital, and later the family started noticing her abdomen vibrating. “My daughter suffered…

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[VIDEO] Daring Abroad – Kenyan beef farmer in Botswana


Now, it is common to hear that Kenyans abroad are shining in areas like medicine and teaching, if not working, doing consultancy or investing in real estate. But there is a Kenyan who has taken daring abroad to a whole new level. Willy Kathurima is one of the best commercial beef farmers in Botswana. Just what motivated him to travel all the way, at least 4,000 kilometres away from home to look after cattle?

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[VIDEO] Tenants, landlords count losses after floods


It was around 10pm on Tuesday and Monica Jebet was deep asleep. But screams from her neighbours woke her up – water was getting into houses as it was raining heavily. Ms Jebet who lives at National Housing Corporation (NHC) Nairobi West apartments says water was already waist-high by the time she woke up. She was however able to wade through and managed to get out of the house. Hers is among the 10 houses in the basement. “We were helpless and only watched as the water filled our houses and destroyed property,” she says. “I would have slept outside…

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Kenya classifies alcoholism as a disease


Alcoholism will now be recognised as a disease after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Alcoholic Drinks Control (Amendment) Act, 2015 into law. The Act amends the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act popularly known as the Mututho law that has been in place since 2010 was among three laws that were assented to by the President on Thursday. The Amendment Act which was sponsored by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa says that in conducting education and awareness programs, relevant agencies and the Government shall “recognise alcoholism as a disease and the alcohol use disorders as defined by World Health Organisation shall be recognised…

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Here are 30 things you need to start doing for yourself


Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.  They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally. Start facing your problems head on. – It isn’t your problems that define you, but how you react to them and recover from them.  Problems will not disappear unless you take action.  Do what you can, when you can, and acknowledge…

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