May 24, 2015

Kenyan man shot in Dallas, fighting for his life

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A tow truck driver is fighting for his life on New Year’s Day after getting shot while responding to a call from a group of stranded motorists. The incident happened at around 4:45 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Freeway. Family members identify the victim as 53 year-old Joel Omiya from Arlington, who owns the tow truck company. According to police, there were three adults inside of a car that had broken down along the side of the highway. The group called for a tow truck and the driver was sent to the scene. But when that driver arrived,…

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How 25-year-old made Sh1 million shipping US goods to Kenya

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Sidney Karanja, 28, is the founder of SavoStore, an online shopping and package delivery service he started in the US in 2010 that has grown to handle cargo worth millions of shillings. At what age did you make your first million? At 25. How did you get started? I developed the idea to start a shipping service while in campus in the US some time in 2010. However, it is only after I graduated that I fully focused on the business. I got my first million in profit before I even registered the company, SavoStore. I started out selling film…

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Kiambu MPs unhappy with KCPE results

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A section of leaders from Kiambu have protested the county poor KCPE results. Yesterday, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa said the poor performance of the county is as a result of poor leadership. He said most pupils performed dismally because of poor school management,  teachers strikes and lack of capacity building programmes for teachers. Kimani said the county’s education sector needs a complete overhaul to get it back on track. “There are many factors with have contributed to poor education standards in the county, these include poor leadership in the sector,” he said. Mwaura Boniface and Wachira Njomo, both from Kiambu…

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DPP Tobiko orders the charging of Evans Kidero, Rachel Shebesh

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The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered Nairobi governor Evans Kidero and Nairobi women representative Rachel Shebesh be charged with assault and creating disturbance, respectively. In a letter to Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Ndegwa Muhoro, the DPP Keriako Tobiko ordered that the two be charged after perusing the file which was forwarded to his office. (READ: More join Kidero, Shebesh fray) Nairobi county CID chief Nicholas Kamwende had however earlier recommended that both Dr Kidero and Ms Shebesh be charged with fighting in public, legally referred to as affray. They had both presented medical examination reports, commonly referred to as…

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Kenyan man in UK who murdered wife arraigned in court

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The Kenyan community in the United Kingdom is still trying to come to terms with the shocking reports that a man of Kenyan descent had allegedly brutally murdered his wife. Reports circulating on social media on Sunday indicated that a Kenyan man identified as Richard Otunga of Northolt, West London had allegedly stabbed his wife Shamim Gabriel to death in front of their six-year old daughter. On Tuesday morning, Richard Otunga, 37, appeared before the Ealing Magistrates court sitting in Uxbridge and was remanded in custody pending hearing of the case later in 2014. He was charged that on 29th…

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2013 KCPE COUNTY ORDER OF RANKING

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The results for the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations were released at the headquarters of the Kenya National Examination Council in Nairobi on Tuesday morning by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi. The top candidates were Kimutai Brian from Nandi County and Otieno Akoth from Kisumu County who both scored 444 marks while Kirinyaga emerged as the top county nationally and Mumias was declared the top district. Kirinyaga emerged the top ranked county. The county repeated its 2012 performance where it was also ranked first. Other counties in the top 10 were Nairobi, Baringo, Kisumu, Tharaka Nithi, and West Pokot….

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KCPE results released-Top 100 nationally

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The results for the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations were released at the headquarters of the Kenya National Examination Council in Nairobi on Tuesday morning by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi. The top candidates were Kimutai Brian from Nandi County and Otieno Akoth from Kisumu County who both scored 444 marks while Kirinyaga emerged as the top county nationally and Mumias was declared the top district. Wajir was the most improved county, with the mean score going up from 200 to 2012. Keiyo South MP Jackson Kiptanui hailed Elgeyo-Marakwet County for being number two countrywide. The county had…

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The tragedy of Kenyan stars: Who’s to blame for their fate?

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She was once the darling of the public. The media couldn’t get enough of her. But when Conjestina Achieng’ or Conje, as she came to be known, reappeared in the media recently after a long break, she was a pale shadow of her former self. Kenya’s best know female boxer, she rose to the international limelight when she won the Women’s International Boxing Federation’s middleweight belt after beating Fiona Tugume of Uganda. But now she has joined the list of tragic Kenyan sportsmen and women. Last year she was checked into a mental facility. While the doctors treating her would…

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Video:How Kenyans Handled ‘The Television Black Out’

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Many Kenyans woke up to blank TV sets as the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting took effect in Nairobi and its environment from midnight, Thursday. This saw hundreds of Kenyans form long queues outside distribution outlets to purchase the set-top boxes required to allow them continue watching their favorite television programs. We visited a family in Kangemi affected by the switch off.

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Kenyan lady stabbed to death by husband in UK

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A young Kenyan lady has been killed by her husband in Northolt, West London.  The lady, identified as  Shamim Gabriel was stabbed to death by the husband, Richard Otunga in front of their six-year old daughter. It was the traumatised and crying daughter who called the police for help through the 999 emergency number while the killer dad was still on phone bragging to his father-in-law of how he had killed the woman after a domestic quarrel. Police arrived at the scene within minutes but the woman was already dead.  The man was arrested and has been detained at a…

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