April 26, 2015

[Video] Karen’s Floating Restaurant

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Have you ever heard of a  floating restaurant. If you never knew Nairobi now boasts of a restaurant floating on water, where customers use boats to access the facility or have their orders delivered. Located along Lang’ata road the restaurant is one of its kind and first in Nairobi.

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How the strange case of Obama’s Uncle Onyango complicates immigration reform

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Most presidents have politically troublesome relatives: Jimmy Carter had colorful brother Billy, Bill Clinton hadbrother Roger, and the George Bushes had son/brother Neil, who was involved in both the savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s and Asian “sex romps” that emerged in a messy 2003 divorce. Obama has a passel of half-siblings, but his requisite nettlesome relative may turn out to be an uncle, Onyango (Omar) Obama. In August 2011, Uncle Omar was pulled over in Framingham, Mass., for driving under the influence. His arrest revealed both several outstanding orders for his deportation and his relationship to the president. Shortly after the arrest, Uncle Omar…

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Wisconsin man jailed for beating and detaining of Kenyan man

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A Verona, Wisconsin man who beat, threatened and held a Kenyan man against his will last year will spend about another 6½ months in jail after he was sentenced Thursday for crimes related to the incident and unrelated matters. Justin W. Hurst, 29, a Kentucky native, received jail sentences totaling about 16 months, plus about 2½ months of time on probation that will be spent in jail. But because of credit for time that Hurst has already spent in jail and credit that he will receive for goodbehavior while in jail, the net effect will have him behind bars for about 6½ more months beyond…

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Governor Evans Kidero escapes road accident

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Nairobi County governor Dr Evans Kidero was injured in a road accident at Kegati area, along the Kisii-Sotik road. Keroka base commander Abraham Ndegwa who arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after the 9.30 am said the Nairobi governor escaped unhurt. The vehicle Dr Kidero was riding in veered off the road to avoid hitting an oncoming car in his convoy that had slowed to cross over a speed bump while a matatu was also approaching from Kisii . The Nairobi governor was headed for Homa Bay County where he was to preside over a funds drive in…

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[Video] Mumbi Karanja a Kenyan artist and Dallas resident releases new single

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Mumbi Karanja, one of Kenya’s newest talent this year, is pleased to announce the launch of her new single “The End featuring Fadhilee Itulya from her upcoming e.p . “Discovered set to be release early next year. Mumbi is  a Kenyan born and Botswana raised young lady who now resides in Dallas, TX. She recently jetted to Kenya to begin her career from home having done her research properly on what she is set to do, she signed a management and product-imaging contract with provokemusic/A+Z/Underrated films management companies under strict guidance from her executive producer Duncan Muchina. This came right after…

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Moi, Kibaki, Raila given State duties

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In a departure from tradition, President Uhuru Kenyatta has delegated the launch of three major infrastructure projects to his predecessors presidents Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The projects are being launched ahead of the major fetes planned for the Kenya@50 celebrations which are planned for three days next week. Raila will on Monday be the chief guest at the launch of the Makadara Commuter Railway Station which is being launched by the Kenya Railways. The following day, Kibaki will officially open the Western Ring Road, connecting Westlands, Kileleshwa and Hurlingham estates in Nairobi. On Wednesday, Moi will launchthe Imara…

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[Video] Kenyan Daniel Adongo ‘excited’ to play for Indianapolis Colts

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INDIANAPOLIS – Daniel Adongo didn’t even know how to put pads on when the Indianapolis Colts signed him in July. The closest the Kenyan has come to playing in an NFL game was when the press box announcer mistakenly announced that he’d caught a 7-yard touchdown pass in Indianapolis’ preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. But now, four months and one transcontinental flight later, the former rugby standout has been added to the Colts’ active roster. “I think back to his very first workout, when we first brought him in after a 17-hour flight to Atlanta and a connection up here … to try out,…

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PwC ranks Kenya among highest taxed countries

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Kenya is among the most difficult countries for a company to pay taxes, according to a global survey by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s Paying Taxes Report 2014 says that the average tax rate, the number of taxes and the time it takes a company in Kenya to comply — the three key measures used in the report — are all higher than the global average. The report found that a company in Kenya on average pays a total tax rate of 44.2 per cent, slightly higher than the 43.1 per cent global average. Firms operating locally on average have to pay 41 types…

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Chief Justice Mutunga: Kenya Suffering From The Crisis Of Elite Class

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Starehe Boys Centre is the very embodiment of that truism in policy research: that education is the greatest equalizer. It is the one instrument that rudely but happily interrupts inter-generational transmission of poverty and inequality traps, as well as well as dismantling inherited class barriers. We must rescue talent from the graveyard of disadvantage or poverty. The gift of giving, the duty of serving – living for a cause larger than self, are the true marks of achievement. And talent without ethics; skill without values; and knowledge without conscience are the greatest curse that can ever befall an individual, society…

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NELSON MANDELA IS DEAD

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(CNN) — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95. The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations. With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation’s Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace. Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the nation’s consciousness. A hero…

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