June 30, 2016

Kenya win bowl title at USA Sevens in Las Vegas

KenyaSevens

Kenya collected 8 points at the fifth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series after beating Argentina 24-21 in the bowl final at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas early Monday morning Kenyan time. Bush Mwale opened the scoring for Kenya, Lavin Asego converting for a 7-0 score but Alvarez’ converted try saw the teams deadlocked 7-7 at the interval. Second half substitute Leonard Mugaisi scored a second half brace, Asego managing one conversion to put Felix Ochieng’s charges 19-7 up. Mwale landed his brace for a 24-7 score. The Kenyans would survive two late Argentine tries and a…

Read More

[VIDEO] TV signals are switched off leaving 90% of Kenyans in darkness

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 11.03.00 AM

The end of the analogue television broadcasting in Kenya has become a reality with its termination in most parts of the country amid acrimony between key players in the industry and the regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK). Following the termination of analogue broadcasting yesterday, more than 90 per cent of television viewers were plunged into darkness. Majority of those switched off are poor Kenyans who can’t afford pay TV. But in the words of CAK General Secretary Francis Wangusi, only “the lazy Kenyans have failed to acquire the set top boxes that are available in many outlets across the…

Read More

Uhuru’s security men rough up CNN Journalist of the year

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 10.49.43 AM

This Friday afternoon, CNN Journalist of the Year winner Joseph Mathenge was roughed up by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s security men as he attempted to take pictures of an event which the president attended. The president had paid a courtesy visit to the Miss Tourism contestants at the KICC, who are doing a major rehearsals for the main gala next weekend. According to Mr Mathenge, three of the men who have been helping the ladies from different counties rehearse, were thrown out of the venue as well. “The president’s security men did not care to find out who was supposed to…

Read More

REVEALED: Kenyan men were installing spy software on Valentine’s phone gifts

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 10.44.36 AM

Would you want to know what messages your partner or employees are receiving on their phones? If your answer is yes, then relax – because the technology is available in Nairobi. Oh, and it’s undetectable, costing just a few thousands of shillings. A company in Nairobi has been receiving innumerable clients to install the undetectable spy software on phones they plan to give out as gifts on Saturday. And its men who are the most curious lot, according to statistics availed by the company, Juju Spy. Irene Wafula who works at Juju Spy told Nairobi News that so far there have been a lot of inquiries and up…

Read More

Kenyans spar over Uhuru’s new advisor former British PM Tony Blair

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 10.38.45 AM

Kenyans were split down the middle over a story appearing in a British newspaper over president Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to enlist former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair as an adviser. Most supporters of Mr Kenyatta took issue with what they termed as a “condescending” tone of the article, which appeared in The Telegraph on Saturday, where it referred to the Head of State as “controversial”. Isaac Waithaka wondered: “So The Telegraph, how is Kenya’s president controversial?” Jeff Mwazzak weighed in: “@Telegraph we don’t exactly feel like Uhuru Kenyatta needs Tony Blair’s “advice” to lead Kenya.” Others were also uncomfortable that the article made reference to the president’s crimes against humanity case at the…

Read More

Nominate a Kenyan boy with special needs to win an adaptive bike

Cameron

A Kenyan family is hoping and praying that their son and brother will will be able to receive a adaptive bike. Cameron K is an 8 year old boy who has severe autism, a sensory processing disorder and a rare genetic disorder called PTLS. He has low muscle tone, balance and coordination challenges, delays in speech, gross motor delays, failure to thrive and overall developmental delays. The low muscle tone makes him insecure when it comes to his balance and he has little muscle/ strength. Learning to ride a bike is very scary to him and fear of falling makes it…

Read More

Death Announcement: Patrick M. Nderitu of Huntsville, Texas

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 11.17.25 PM

It is with humility and acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Patrick M. Nderitu that occurred in Huntsville, Texas, February 10, 2014. Patrick was the son of the late Jacob H. Maina Nderitu (formerly of KCB) and Jane Nderitu (MA). He was brother to Anthony Nderitu (VA), Anne Nderitu and Eva Nderitu (based in Houston, and Huntsville, Texas respectively).   Patrick was uncle to Siddiq Maina and a brother in law to Jane Ngatia.  He has several uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. Prior to his demise, Patrick was working at the Texas Department of Criminal…

Read More

[VIDEO] Kenyan woman killed in fiery crash in Indiana

Kiruki

Thursday morning police arrived on the scene of a fatal accident on the Bypass between the SR23 and Mayflower exits. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Police arrived on scene to find a vehicle and semi had crashed into one another. The driver of the vehicle, 37-year-old Dorcas N. Kiruki, died from the crash. According to police reports Kiruki left the road way and upon reentering was struck by the semi. The crash is still under investigation. Witnesses are asked to call Captain Tim Spencer at 574-259-2966 Read the full release below: The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) has positively…

Read More

Kenyan TV stations ordered by Supreme Court to migrate to digital platform by midnight

Kenya-Migration

Television viewers in Nairobi and major urban centres have been given up to midnight to acquire set top boxes or be switched off. Communications Authority of Kenya said on Friday that phase one and phase two recipients will be switched off at midnight. Phase one of the switch off was in Nairobi and environs which took place on December 31,2014, while phase two that covers Mombasa and its environs was to be switched off on February 2,2015. CA asked all media houses to migrate to the digital platform since they were set to repossess all analogue frequencies. The Authority warned…

Read More

Why Kabete MP George Muchai was killed

Muchai

Slain Kabete MP George Muchai was a troubled man by the time he was murdered on the morning of Saturday, February 7. He had tried to reinforce his personal security before his driver, two body guards and himself were shot dead by a lone marksman suspected to have been either a skilled mercenary, hired assassin or police officer. Muchai had become increasingly jittery about his safety and was in the process of acquiring the services of a chase car, complete with three close protection officers (CPOs) as part of his security detail. The lover of Mugithi nights had confided in…

Read More