May 6, 2016

Ex-Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo goes underground after New Year shooting drama


Police are searching for Ex-Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo who was involved in a gun drama incident on Friday along Arboretum road in Nairobi. Jirongo is accused of shooting a motorist who had tried to help him out of his stalled car that was parked on the side of the road. According to the police, Jirongo shot three times at a car belonging to James Njenga, a Nairobi businessman who had tried to help him out of his car. Njenga was driving home when he saw Jirongo’s Range rover on the side of the road with the engine still running thinking that…

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Kamukunji ex-MP, gospel singer grab land in Karen drama


A group led by a city politician, a gospel singer and a businesswoman has invaded and forcibly occupied a prime Karen property belonging to a deceased businessman. The group is said to have stormed the five-acre property along Ushuriki Road on December 21 and evicted a guard and two caretakers, claiming they had bought the land from the businessman, who died two years ago. This is despite the fact that on October 15, 2014, the Chief Registrar of Lands, Sarah Mwendwa, confirmed to the executor, lawyer Guy Spencer Elms, that the land belongs to the late Roger Bryan Robson and…

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University student, 25, jailed for insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta


A fourth-year university student will spend two years in jail for posting on social media unprintable insults against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Alan Wadi Okengo alias Liutenant Wadi was handed down the prison term after pleading guilty on two counts of hate speech and abusing the Head of State. The court ruled that he undermined the authority of a public officer by posting the insults against President Kenyatta. He was also accused of stating that a particular ethnic group should be “deported”, contrary to the National Cohesion and Integration Act. Milimani Law Courts resident magistrate Ann Kaguru said the harsh penalty…

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[VIDEO] Ambassador Robinson Githae’s New Year Message to Kenyans in the US


“It’s no longer business as usual at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC”. This was stated by the newly appointed Kenyan Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae while speaking to KENYA360 TV on his maiden interview with the Diaspora Media since arriving in the US following his recent appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta. While underlining his intolerance of shoddy services , Ambassador Githae assured Kenyans in the Diaspora of quality services during his term and requested them to view the embassy and it’s staff as servants of the people. In line with improving service delivery, he further disclosed…

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Mwingi women celebrate as town runs out of beer supply


Women in Mwingi are celebrating a beer shortage in the town, saying their husbands now come home early. Speaking yesterday Mwingi town, a number of women said they are “very grateful” for the shortage. Koki Munyao said it is rare for her husband to come home before midnight. “I was surprised the first day he came home at 10pm and didn’t get out until morning. I knew there was no beer.” –

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Kenyan cases ICC witness abducted


Kidnappers chilling SMS: ‘We are with Bensouda’s people Patrick and Lugusa’ AN ICC witness linked to the Kenya cases apparently has been abducted, causing an outcry from his family and prompting a police investigation. The family says the middle-aged man was kidnapped near his home in Uasin Gishu County last Sunday and driven away by an unidentified person or persons. Witnesses said he was abducted at Turbo Market, about 35km North of Eldoret along the Eldoret-Webuye road. was bundled into a car as soon as he left the shop. Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua wrap Sang’ still face…

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Uhuru picks intelligence officer Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett as police boss


NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett to replace outgoing Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo. Boinnet, a career policeman who later joined the National Intelligence Service (NIS), holds two Masters Degrees, one in security policy from the Australian National Security University, and another in diplomatic studies from the University of Westminister. He also has a degree in international studies and diplomacy from the Washington University and other qualifications in strategic, public management and leadership development. Making the announcement at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta described Boinett as an accomplished public officer “with in-depth…

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Betty Tett expected in court over planned murder of Nairobi businessman


A prominent politician alleged to have colluded with a hitman in the planned murder of a Nairobi businessman is expected in court Friday, police have said. Former assistant minister Betty Tett will face charges of conspiracy to kill, after the police linked her to the attempted murder of her business rival, Mr Andrew John Laird White. Police alleged that Mrs Tett had hired a jailbird, Mr John Wachira Linus, to kill the Nairobi-based businessman. She will be the second suspect to take plea after Mr Wachira, who pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the charge of conspiracy to kill Mr Laird…

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Kenya Commercial Bank sets aside Sh10b for Kenyans in diaspora


Kenya Commercial Bank ( KCB) has set aside Sh10 billion for onward lending to Kenyans in the diaspora who want to finance investments back home. The bank signed a credit partnership with the US Diaspora Sacco Society, which has more than 2,000 members, to enable borrowing. KCB Head of Diaspora Banking Vincent Aberi said in an interview that the setting up of the fund is part of a bigger strategy by the bank to reach out to Kenyans living abroad who are willing to invest in the country but face funding challenges. Remittance structures  “Over the years, Kenyans living abroad…

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Outrage after man rams his Range Rover into seven cars in South B


Residents of Hazina Estate in Nairobi’s South B have asked the police to confiscate a firearm from one of their neighbours who rammed his Range Rover SUV into seven parked cars early Monday morning. They said that the resident, who is a businessman in the city, has on several occasions threatened them with the firearm he is licensed to carry. The businessman drove his car into seven vehicles parked inside the gated estate when he was arriving at around 2.30 am. His Range Rover knocked the seven vehicles before overturning about 100 meters from the estate gate. A resident who…

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