November 24, 2014

TNA wants Kethi barred from contesting Makueni senate by election


The National Alliance has claimed that Kethi Kilonzo is not a duly registered voter and should not be cleared to contest the Makueni Senate by-election. In a letter to chair of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Isaac Hassan, TNA alleges that Kethi does not appear in the voter registration roll and did not vote in the March 4 general election. “ TNA urges the IEBC to reject the proposed candidature of Ms. Kilonzo on the grounds that she is not legally qualified to contest for a Parliamentary Seat under the relevant Section of the Elections Act,” the letter…

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Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to meet Barack Obama in Senegal


NAIROBI, KENYA: Chief Justice Willy Mutunga is set to travel to Dakar, Senegal to meet US President Barack Obama who will skip Kenya in his official visit to Africa. The CJ will meet Obama alongside 11 other chief justices from Africa. The meeting between the African chief justices and President Obama is expected to focus on the role of the judiciary in democratisation. A statement issued on behalf of the CJ stated that the invitation to meet Obama was relayed through the US Embassy in Nairobi and signed by Ambassador Robert F. Godec. The US Embassy will meet the costs…

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KNH nurse accused of raping a burns patient


A couple is crying for justice after their ailing daughter was allegedly raped by a medical worker at the Kenyatta National Hospital. The parents on Sunday claimed the nurse who committed the offence was still walking free and working at the hospital even after reporting the case to police. “We have been pushing for the arrest and prosecution of the nurse, but in vain,” the mother said. The patient was admitted to the hospital on April 10 with serious burns after a stove she was using to prepare supper exploded on her. She was first taken to Murang’a District Hospital,…

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Video: Kiambu man caught having sex with a pregnant cow


A man was caught by a farmer having sex with her cow in her cowshed. The Kiambu farmer Esther Nyaguthii said that she heard the cow whom she has named “Jubilee” baying and causing commotion at around 1am. She stepped outside only to find the man busy with his heinous act with his pants down to his knees. The cow is 9 months pregnant. The farmer called out to her neighbors who beat the man up sending him to Kiambu District Hospital in critical condition. The man who was donning a ring said he was married and his wife’s name…

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Details of Comedian Eric Omondi July 3-July 7 US mini-tour


Kenyan Comedian Eric Omondi will be embarking on a mini-tour of the US entertaining Kenyans in various cities. The tour is scheduled for July 3rd, 2013 through July 7th, 2013. The comedian is scheduled to perform in these cities: 4th of July from 4pm to 9pm- The Majesty Loft-New Jersey 5th of July – 4pm to 9pm-Simba Grill in Delaware 6th of July – 4pm to 9pm-at the Mission Theatre, Kansas City 7th of July – 5pm to 9pm-DFW Hotel & Conference Center | 4440 W.AIRPORT FREEWAY IRVING, TX 75062 For information call or text 817-902-4489 or 214-604-3345. The mini-tour is…

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Nigerian Chinedu: We Are Helping Kenya By Marrying Their Women


According to Standard Digital, The Government ruled out negotiating with deported businessman Anthony Chinedu on his return to Nairobi as a condition for release of Kenyans held in Lagos. Seven Government officials and five crew of a jet hired to deport 10 foreigners, including five Nigerians, among them Chinedu, are stuck in the West African nation. The 12 have been detained at Murtala Muhammed Airport as Nigerian authorities claim Chinedu was not procedurally deported. On Wednesday, Chinedu was quoted saying: “We are doing Kenya a favour by marrying their women. I have never heard of a Kenyan man marrying a…

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US-based Best Western opens Sh1bn Nairobi hotel


US-based hotel chain Best Western has opened shop in Kenya to capture the growing luxury and business travel business. The hotel, which is located in Nairobi’s Kilimani, will increase bed capacity in the city that has recently seen multi-billion-shilling investments from new entrants and existing facilities. Best Western Premier has added 96 new rooms in the market joining other investors who have moved to address the demand for accommodation in the city. Best Western will manage the 96-roomed property on behalf of Kamcan Properties Limited, a Kenyan company by two families—which bought land that previously housed Kwality Hotel to establish…

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Kenyan student seeks to power homes using chicken poop


So you think humanity has exploited all possible sources of electricity? Alex Kibet thinks otherwise. The 24-year-old engineering student from Kenyatta University has opened a new front in the search for renewable energy — chicken droppings. Mr Kibet seeks to provide cheap and clean energy to rural households, most of whom lack access to electricity. He intends to achieve that using a battery powered by chicken droppings. He says the nudge to find a sustainable energy source for small-scale power generation was founded on the need to light up his home in Uasin Gishu County. “I used to ask myself…

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From Miss Kenya to Miss Nothing, I have been to hell and back


They called it jeti or mandege, coined from mafuta ya ndege, the Kiswahili phrase for jet fuel. I think it was some kind of industrial fuel mixed with water, and my brother and I thought we could have quite a lot of fun drinking it. I say ‘I think it was some sort of industrial fuel’ because, honestly, I didn’t know what it was and, frankly, I didn’t care. All I wanted, all I cared about, was to get that fleeting high. But since I was church-mouse-broke to afford conventional alcohol, I settled for mandege. The first time I tried…

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Raila calls Bondo meeting to discuss his and ODM’s future


FORMER Prime Minister Raila Odinga will hold a meeting this weekend at his Bondo home to discuss his future and that of his ODM party. The Saturday meeting, which is part of Raila’s rebuilding process, will also discuss the future of the Cord Alliance. Already the former PM has been quietly contacting his former advisers and asking them to resume their advisory roles. The former PM has invited more than a 1,000 people from various groups to the consultative meeting. They are expected to discuss why Raila lost the presidential election and draw up strategies for him and the party…

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