January 26, 2015

Male prostitution on the rise in Malindi – Police

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A new trend of commercial sex tourism that targets young boys has emerged in the coastal town of Malindi .  It is alleged that boys from poor families are being lured into the trade by rich tourists. Malindi Sub county deputy commissioner Joshua Nkanatha and Malindi police Boss Kiprono Lang’at confirmed that the cases are rising in the resort town. Speaking at HGM primary school during a Public Baraza Nkanatha said male prostitution was high in Malindi and contributed to increased cases of HIV and AIDS. “A survey we conducted shows that boys engaging in sexual activities with male tourists…

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Moses Wetang’ula’s wife sues for child maintenance

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A Nairobi court has directed Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula to provide adequate financial aid to an estranged woman pending the determination of a case she has filed. Appearing before principal magistrate C A Ocharo, the woman asked the court to certify the case urgent. She said her one-year-old child was undergoing extreme hardship after they were abandoned by Wetang’ula. The woman said she met the senator in 2003 and started cohabiting. They formalised their union in 2011 under the Bukusu customary law and she gave birth to the child in September 2011. She said she is expecting Wetang’ula’s second child. The woman…

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Video: Morals gone south or simple fun?-Was this appropriate for this Kenyan girls high school?

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Kenyan parents spend a tonne of money and time preparing a future of their children. Many argue that they should concentrate on school and fun later. some people are questioning whether the video below really is appropriate for school children. They are wondering whether this form of entertainment is appropriate in our schools while others feel it is perfectly normal and just some kids unwinding. They argue kids need to have fun even as they study hard. The video involves twerking and leg splits. Your thoughts?

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Update: Kenyan woman reported missing in Italy arrested with 600g of cocaine in France

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UPDATE: The Kenyan woman who authorities feared she had been kidnapped has been found in a French jail. Virginia Njuguna, 43, was arrested in at the Charles de Galle aiport in Paris, France with 600g of cocaine on July 24th. According to French police, they are considering Ms Njuguna as a drug carrier. She is currently being held at a women’s prison in Fleury-Merogis country town in the South of Paris. Police believe that she had obtained the drugs in Brussels and was to board a plane to Turin, Italy Earlier, Ms Njuguna’s daughter Kathleen had reported her mother missing after a…

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KLM Kenya Supports Premium Jazz at the Windsor Golf and Country club in Nairobi

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Monday, 19th, August 2013 NAIROBI, KENYA – There is a quiet storm brewing in Nairobi. From an elitist, hard-to-understand sub-genre of music, Jazz music has wormed itself into the hearts of music enthusiasts in Nairobi and, quite significantly, throughout the country to the extent that more venues in Nairobi have taken to well choreographed jazz theme nights, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The popularity of those venues on these nights attests to the growing fan base of jazz lovers. This resurgence has been typified by the mushrooming of new  jazz bands in the last few years and the entrenchment of the household…

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Kenya From Nowhere Plans East Africa’s First Oil Exports

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Kenya is headed to become the first oil exporter in East Africa, moving in less than five years from being a have-not nation to the regional leader in cutting reliance on foreign energy suppliers such Royal Dutch Shell Plc. After Tullow Oil Plc (TLW) discovered oil last year, Kenya is set to start shipments in 2016, overtaking neighboring Uganda, where Tullow found crude more than seven years ago. The U.K. explorer plans to start pumping in Kenya as soon as next year, Chief Operating Officer Paul McDade said in an interview. Kenya’s deposits may top 10 billion barrels, according to the company, more than three times…

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Kindles replace textbooks in Kisumu school

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Kindle e-readers have replaced heavy textbooks in a school in Muhoroni, Kisumu County, which teachers say have made learning easier and saved parents thousand of shillings used to buy books. Each pupil in Menara Primary School has a 3.5GB Kindle containing more than 308 titles including storybooks, question-answer revision papers, past papers, dictionary, atlas and various bible versions. The pilot programme, the Kindles for Schools Project, was started two years ago and is funded by a US-based institution. The project manager Richard Aketch says the e-readers have turned out to be the best learning tools. Mr Aketch said the e-reader…

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Nairobi ranked among top havens for the super-rich

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Kenyan capital Nairobi has been ranked among African cities with the highest population of dollar millionaires. Nairobi’s population of high-net-worth (HNWI) individuals is also growing at the fastest rate — only second to Ghana’s Accra — according to a newly released ranking by New World Wealth. The survey of the wealthy found that the Kenyan capital was home to 5,000 dollar millionaires last year, placing it fifth in Africa after Cairo, Lagos, and Cape Town whose wealthy residents stood at 12,300, 9,800, and 9,000 respectively. South Africa’s Johannesburg has the highest concentration of HNWIs at 23,400, according to the survey…

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Judicial Service Commission sends Gladys Shollei on compulsory leave

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Judicial Service Commission ( JSC) has sent Judiciary Chief Registrar Gladys Boss Shollei on compulsory leave pending a probe into claims of malpractices. Making the verdict on Monday evening, the President of the JSC Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said the JSCcommittee deliberated and resolved that Mrs Shollei should go on compulsory to pave way into inquiry of alleged malpractices. Judiciary Chief Registrar Gladys Boss Shollei while responding immediately on the verdict denied any wrongdoing and welcomed the probe saying she will contest the verdict. “The JSC decision to suspend me is irregular and unfortunate; I reserve my right to contest the process and procedure used,” she said. The committee appointed by the JSC has…

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Some of the top Kenyan officials enjoying massive VIP protection

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President Uhuru Kenyatta He is most-guarded VIP currently. With his family, and presidential installations, the President has a 200-member elite squad drawn from the General Service Unit. But whenever he moves, the local PPO has to ensure the President’s movement is well-guarded and when he addresses gatherings, more than 200 officers in plainclothes and uniforms are deployed. He enjoys some of the best police officers’ services as they are drawn from various units and trained on a common agenda. Other than police officers, officials from National Intelligence Service also provide crucial services to the president. William Ruto – Deputy President As second in command,…

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