August 31, 2015

Linda Muthama To Make a Come Back With a New Show


Linda Muthama made her debut in stardom when she first featured on TPF season one where she blew many away with her soft and alluring voice. Her melodious voice dazzled many not leaving out the ‘hard to impress’ judge, Ian Mbugua. The lass has been off media for a while now after taking a break and laying low amid allegations she was a homewrecker. The doting mother and wife to comedian Walter Mung’are aka Nyambane is back on the music scenes and will be launching a new campaign dubbed Pandoras Box that will highlight women’s complications during childbirth. Linda will also be…

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The ultimate sacrifice of a Kenyan mother’s love


I was lucky to have a smooth pregnancy and faithfully attended all prenatal clinics. I was healthy and energetic even as my day of delivery neared. I ate healthy and read a horde of magazines and books on antenatal care to ensure I did the right things. I counted days to my expected day of delivery, but the events of August 30, 2011, a week to my delivery day changed my life forever. How can I ever forget this day? I walked to Jamaa Mission Hospital for my normal antenatal visit at around 7.30am en route to work. I was…

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Rage in Kenya over insolent Cord language


Majority Leader Aden Duale yesterday told off Cord leaders over their use of foul language in reaction to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to authorise the payment of Sh1.4billion Anglo Leasing contract as well as delegating more powers to the county commissioners. Duale’s sentiments and disgust were echoed by Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, Thika’s Alice Ng’ang’a, Kimani Ichungw’ah (Kikuyu), Jude Njomo (Kiambu), and Anna Nyokabi (Nyeri). Duale who is in Dubai told Cord that opposition is not merely resorting to abusive language but providing checks and balances to the government. He said: “ as the Majority Leader, I support the President…

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Star journalist threatened over article

deserted house

The Kenya Correspondents Association has expressed dismay over threats to Mwingi Star correspondent Lydia Ngoolo. Ngoolo has been threatened by police, administration officials and an MP over a story calling for investigations on terror. She has gone into hiding after police officers intimidated and threatened her over a story. The article called for investigations into a deserted house in Mwingi town, which residents suspect is used to house illegal immigrants and terrorists. Ngoolo’s story was published on April 28. She has subsequently received telephone calls threatening her, warning her to stop “playing around” with her life. – The Star

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I’m living my dream in boxer Mayweather’s ‘Money Team’, Kenyan in US Grace Haukwa says


He has been described as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer, and lives a flashy lifestyle true to his worth as one of the world’s highest paid sportsmen. And when early this month Floyd Mayweather Jnr chalked up his 46th win in professional boxing, beating Argentina’s resilient World Boxing Association welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on points, the American not only boosted his image of invincibility but also certified his “Money” nickname. The bout at the famous MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas earned the 37-year-old Mayweather a cool $32 million (Sh2.7 billion) and he expects to bank a further $38 million (Sh3.2 billion) from…

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Kenyan businessman runs mad in helicopter, starts attacking it in midair


BUSINESSMAN Raj Devani recently ran mad and started attacking the helicopter he was travelling in. More information has emerged about the events before he was charged in Narok court on May 6, Devani appeared before Narok Resident Magistrate Zainabu Abdul charged with maliciously damaging two wind screens, cargo compartments, right gear box cases of a helicopter and causing damage of Sh15 million. He faced another count of jeopardizing the safety of the aircraft and forcing it to crash land in the Maasai Mara. He was released on the surety of his advocate Lucas Kigen. The case will be mentioned on…

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Terrorism in Kenya: UN bans visitors from its Nairobi office


The spate of terror attacks in the capital has now forced the United Nations office in Nairobi to cut down on unofficial visits at its premises. In a raft of security measures, the organization has also encouraged its staff members to work from home- where possible- to reduce congestion within its Gigiri complex. In a communication to UN staff in Nairobi,  Director-General of UN office in Nairobi Sahle-Work Zewde said persons without official business with the United Nations office in Nairobi will not be allowed entry to the UN complex in Gigiri. She directed managers and heads of agencies, funds and…

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[VIDEO] Bonny Khalwale puts criticism on the face of President Uhuru Kenyatta

[video] Bonny Khalwale puts criticism on the face of President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta clashed with Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale over the creation of a new national administration structure. Khalwale had earlier sparked off debate, telling President Uhuru to his face that the Provincial Administration, as it is, was unconstitutional. But the President said the county government has created their own structures that include ward, sub-county and village administrators to assist the county government. Similarly, he said the strengthening of the county commissioners was to assist the national government effectively serve the public.

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US signals staff cut at Nairobi Embassy over terror threats


The United States signalled Saturday that it could cut staff levels at its Nairobi embassy because of the mounting threat of attacks in Kenya by Islamist militants. A statement from the US ambassador to Kenya, Robert F. Godec, said the embassy was “continuously reviewing and updating its security measures, and expects to take additional steps in coming days, to include on US staffing.” “Unfortunately, the US government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at both Kenyans and the international community,” Godec said. “The most important responsibility of every US ambassador and embassy is to protect American citizens…

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Al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab release a joint propaganda video warning of more terror attacks in Kenya

Al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab release a joint propaganda video warning of more terror attacks in Kenya

Local and international security agencies are on high alert following the release of a joint propaganda video by terror network al-Qaeda and Somali terror group al-Shabaab. This particular video features rare recordings of al-Shabaab’s leader Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, known as “Godane”, as well as of the head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri.

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