July 2, 2015

LIVE: KCSE Results released


Watch the results of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary KCSE results being released.

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Helicopter church “deletes two members from the book of life” over Sh200


Two worshippers at controversial Pastor Thomas Wahome’s Helicopter of Christ Ministries have had their names expunged from the book of life because of Sh200. Mr David Ekanyi and Mr Justus Mwangi’s offence was to pocket the money rather than give it to their master after being offered discount on goods they had been sent to buy. “Pastor Wahome sent us to buy groceries valued at Sh7,000 but we got a discount and decided to share the money. This would see us banished,” said Mr Ekanyi, who has been a member of the church since 2010. Pastor’s sister He says he…

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New horror crime hits the city of Nairobi


A new wave of kidnappings has hit the county, but what confuses even the police, however is that gangsters take hostages, demand huge amounts from their families before killing them, regardless of whether the money is paid or not, county police boss Benson Kibui  has  said. Some, Mr Kibui said, move around in saloon cars with tinted windows and may pretend to offer lifts to passengers at bus stops,  especially during the evening and morning peak hours. The  death of  Mr David Macharia a commercial pilot who was working with Wilson Airport is the latest of such kidnappings. Disappearance The body…

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Kenyans win top positions in global conglomerates


The recent appointment of former EABL boss Gerald Mahinda as managing director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed cereal maker has added the number of Kenyan executives rising to top positions of global conglomerates. Mr Mahinda’s appointment as sub-Sahara African MD for US foods manufacturer Kellogg’s came just two months after Standard Chartered Bank promoted Richard Etemesi, who was CEO for the Kenyan unit, to head the global lender’s South African unit and four other countries including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mauritius. The appointments to positions in which they control multi-billion dollar balance sheets underscore the pedigree associated with Kenyan executives’…

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[VIDEO] Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o awards speech

86th Annual Academy Awards - Show

Lupita Nyong’o has won the Academy Award for supporting actress in her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in the Steve McQueen-directed drama “12 Years a Slave.” The win follows Nyong’o taking the same award at the Screen Actors Guild awards, a good barometer of Oscar winners. This is the first Academy Award for the Mexico City-born, Kenyan-raised actress. She has also won the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. Award for the role, as well as a number of regional accolades from critics/groups in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Phoenix and more. Nyong’o was three weeks shy of graduating…

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Oscar glory, history for Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o


Kenyan actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o has made history after scooping the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 86th Academy awards held in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night for her role in the movie 12 years a Slave. Lupita who is the first Kenyan to be nominated as well as win an Oscar was in the company of her family. She beat out her main competitor Jennifer Lawrence who had been nominated for the award for her role in the movie American Hustle. Other nominees in the category included Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June…

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[Photos] Oscars 2014 fashion: Lupita Nyong’o clinches best dressed in custom Nairobi blue Prada


And the winner is … Lupita Nyong’o. The “12 Years a Slave” star is the best dressed of the 2014 awards season after donning a gorgeous icy blue gown at the 2014 Oscars. The pressure was certainly on this newcomer, who made a bold entrance on the fashion stage at the 2014 Golden Globes in an unforgettable red Ralph Lauren caped gown and has continued to stun ever since. Unlike Anne Hathaway, 2013’s style star who choked on the Oscars red carpet (she decided at that last minute to wear an unflattering pink Prada after discovering her “Les Miserables” co-star…

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[VIDEO] Nyeri father disrupts daughter’s wedding to pastor


A pastor’s wedding day turned tragic after his bride’s father raided the Church venue and disrupted the occasion. The Reverend Jeff Wanjau, 37, of House of Mercies Prophetic Church, was swiftly whisked from the church located along the Othaya-Nyeri road by an unmarked car alongside his fiancée, Alice Mukami, 27 when the heat became too much to bear. The Church service was disrupted after the congregation learnt that the couple had left unceremoniously, after the woman’s father, Peter King’ori, raided the church claiming that the pastor was wedding his daughter without consulting him or his family. “I was not even…

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Novel by Kenyan wins glowing review by critics in US


A novel by a Kenyan author has received glowing reviews by critics in the United States. “Dust,” the debut novel by Kenyan author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, is being described as an “astonishing” and “dazzling” work. A featured review in the March 2 New York Times says readers of Ms Owuor’s story “will find the entirety of human experience — tearshed, bloodshed, lust, love — in staggering proportions.” The Washington Post noted last month that while “few American readers have heard of this 45-year-old author before, that must change.” RICH PLOT Sunday New York Times reviewer Taiye Selasi, herself the author…

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[VIDEO] Jared Leto jokes by thanking “future ex-wife” Lupita Nyong’o


He’s been reportedly linked to a bevy of young actresses in Hollywood. And Jared Leto made light of all the dating rumors in his latest award acceptance speech. The 41-year-old specifically called out Lupita Nyong’o during his win for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday. ‘I want to thank all the women I’ve been with and all the women who think they’ve been with me,’ the Dallas Buyers Club joked. ‘And also my future ex-wife, I’m talking to you Lupita Nyong’o!’ The 30 Seconds to Mars singer has been linked to the gorgeous…

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