October 26, 2016

[VIDEO] A drunk Musalia Mudavadi raises online speculation


A video of Amani coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi while addressing youth’s at an evening function has sparked speculations of him planning to join the Cord coalition. In the video, a visibly drunk Mudavadi is seen standing next to the Cord leader Raila Odinga and ODM’s James Orengo. A crowd of youth’s surrounding them prompts Mudavadi to comment on his political plans. Mudavadi then struggles to position the microphone in readiness for his speech and is helped by about three men to bring it close after which he tells those drinking “Huko nyuma” to be quiet. UNCOORDINATED SPEECH He then goes…

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Dennis Itumbi’s diplomatic hashtag fails

Dennis Itumbi

State House Digital Director Dennis Itumbi on Monday attempted to pull off a diplomatic hashtag touching on Norway’s decision to continue funding one of the organisations under investigation Haki Africa. Mr Itumbi started hashtag #NorwaySupportsTerror prompting a reply from activist Boniface Mwangi who defended the organization saying there was no evidence linking it to terror activities. Haki Africa is a non-governmental human rights organization that was named among institutions under investigation for funding terror activities and its accounts were frozen earlier in the year. Letters from the Kenyan government to the British High Commission and the Norwegian Ambassador asking them…

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Lion climbs tree to escape herd of buffalo in Kenya


Remarkable pictures have emerged showing a cowardly lion fleeing a herd of angry buffalo – by scrambling up a tree. Despite retreating to the unusual safety zone the danger wasn’t quite over as the buffalo – prone to trampling – gathered under the tree to wait for the lion to fall. Charles Comyn, a 63-year-old ex-army official, was exploring the stunning Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya with his wife when he stumbled across the incredible scene.  The lion sprung from its hiding place and quickly scaled the tree to avoid being trampled by the angry buffalo But as they remained…

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The Kenya Middle Class Crisis


I’m seated on a wooden bench under a makuti shed located at a vantage point deep in the heart of a national reserve watching a herd of elephants grazing peaceful below, oblivious of the chaotic world out there. A fortnight ago I handed in my final year project which marked the end of a 5-year pursuit for my Undergrads. Faced with the biggest dilemma of my life, I traveled down to this remote camping site in south coast to strategize on my next step. The decision I’m about to make is to either take the job offered or turn it…

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This is not a ‘nusu mkate’ government, Uhuru tells Raila


PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta has told off Cord Leader Raila Odinga for criticising the government saying this is not a coalition government.  Kenyatta told Raila that he should realise this is not a government of ‘half loaf of bread’ but a government which is committed to serving its people. Speaking in Nyeri town on Saturday evening after attending a beatification ceremony at Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri County, Uhuru said he will not be disturbed by Raila in the same way the former Prime Minister used to disturb Retired President Mwai Kibaki. “We know there are those who are always making…

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Kenya’s US Diaspora Conference cancelled as focus shifts to Obama visit


The Kenyan embassy in the US has cancelled the 2015 Kenya Diaspora Conference. In a statement released by the embassy in Washington DC, the conference was cancelled due to scarce resources as the Kenyan government has been involved in projects that involved funds that were initially earmarked for the conference. The embassy stated that the government successfully hosted the Kenya Easter Diaspora Investment Conference in Nairobi from March 31, 2015 to April 2, 2015 which used substantial resources earmarked for engagement with the diaspora. The statement also states that future government engagements have targeted the resources allocated to the diaspora…

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Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC announces cancellation of 2015 Kenya Diaspora Conference


The Kenyan Embassy based in Washington DC has announced that the previously scheduled Diaspora Conference has been cancelled. In a statement released on Friday, the Embassy said that funds allocate to the conference have been spent on other projects past and upcoming. Here is the statement from the Embassy. Dear Kenyans, During the month of March this year, the Embassy invited members of the Diaspora to share their opinions and recommendations on the most suitable venue-city in the United States to hold the 2015 Diaspora Conference. The Embassy also requested for volunteers to assist in the preparatory committees. The Embassy…

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[VIDEO] Four Reasons Why Diaspora Life Can Be Depressing


Life in the diaspora is not always a bed of roses, it can be tough, it can be depressing due to various reasons and circumstances. Here are some of the main reasons it can be depressing. 1. Because we miss home 2. It is hard living a life you are treated as a second class citizen 3. Diaspora life is sometimes not what you thought it was 4. Your countrymen can make your diaspora life tough Watch this video, as I go through these 4 points in detail. —————————————-­———————– Check out the full blog post: (4 Reasons why diaspora life…

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Death announcement: Tahshal Fletcher Kimani of Denton, TX


We are sad to announce the passing away of Tahshal Fletcher Kimani on May 19, 2015 Tahshal was born on May 14, 1980 in Toledo Ohio to her mother Gwen Nance and her late father Gerald Fletcher. She is survived by her loving husband Kevin Kimani; her sisters Tara Nance and Teleya Fletcher; her Aunts Pearl Humphrey, Minnie Austin and Joyce Penn; her Uncles Gregg (Tammy) Fletcher,  and Daryl (Priscilla) Fletcher; special nieces Amaria and Shantel; nephews T.J, Omar and Tyler; special cousins Ta-kaira and Terrell Jr.; favorite cousin Ta-ta among other cousins; and a lot of special friends who…

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Three dangerous convicts on the loose after escaping from Kamiti


Three dangerous prisoners serving life sentences have escaped from the Kamiti Maximum Prison. Joseph Kinyanjui, John Kamau Gathoni and Isaac Karanja Mwangi escaped early Saturday morning at around 1.30am by cutting grills during a blackout at the prison. The three took advantage of the heavy rains and a blackout to stage the daring escape. They tied together blankets and mosquito nets which they used to descend from their cell walls and scale an equally high concrete wall, to freedom. It was, however, not clear the timeline between their escape and when the prison wardens discovered that the dangerous criminals had…

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