December 21, 2014

Talanta Awards to launch in Kenya on August 17th at Nairobi Hilton Hotel


Talanta African Awards Launch is scheduled to take place on the 17th of August at the Nairobi Hilton Hotel  6pm. Advance tickets are available at the Kasangas’ Music outlets  in Nairobi going for kshs 1000/= for VIP and kshs 500/= for regular.  A Team of more than 15 people from Diaspora are all set and ready to travel to Kenya for this great celebration. Lots of gifts are in for those in the audience including cash prizes and 3 ticket holders will get an opportunity to attend Talanta Awards 2014 in the United States.  The team will be helping raise funds…

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Video: Nakuru woman halts husband’s wedding to another woman


A couple’ s dream to be legally married was rudely interrupted after a woman who claims to have been married to the groom and have five children with him stormed the venue and stopped the wedding. The incident which occurred at the registrar of marriages office in Nakuru county happened in the wake of the proposed marriage bill 2013 which seeks to put in place strict rules to safeguard the institution of marriage which has in the recent past been abused.

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Kenyan teenager plans ‘hacker school’ to help Africa build next Google


Martha Chumo, a 19-year-old self-taught programmer, was supposed to be in New York right now, honing her coding skills and mastering cutting-edge technologies in the company of fellow software enthusiasts. Instead, she’s thousands of miles away, in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya. A few months ago, Chumo was accepted into the summer intake of Hacker School, a U.S.-based “retreat for hackers,” where budding programmers come together for three months to write code, learn new languages and share industry insights. Whereas the programming boot camp was free to attend, Chumo still needed to find a way to cover her trip costs and buy…

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10-year-old girl escapes from kidnappers in Naivasha


A ten year old girl from Naivasha escaped from kidnappers after an eight hour ordeal. She walked in darkness for two hours before she was rescued by a motorcycle operator who drove her home. Tears of pain were replaced by tears of joy as the family was reunited with the girl. According to the mother Lucy Mathea, the saga started after some customers visited her compound claiming that they wanted to buy fencing materials. Unaware that the four men had a hidden agenda, the trader took their orders before she noticed that something was amiss in her nearby house. “I noticed another…

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Video: Trailer of “12 years of a slave’, featuring Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt


Kenya’s Lupita Nyongo role in the upcoming drama “12 years of a slave” seems to be a little bit more significant than we thought. Nyong’o who is a graduate of Yale University is playing the role of  as Patsey, one of the slaves on the Epps plantation where a  free black man named Solomon Northup who was kidnapped in Washington D.C in 1841 and sold into slavery was held. Nyongo’s role at first seemed to be more silent but from the trailer, she does have quite some action. In the trailer she is seen confronting a “master” who was beating up on the abducted…

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Video: Supreme Court did not test my evidence, says Raila


Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Tuesday night shared his views on the Supreme Court’s ruling on his election case; the government’s handling of the on-going teachers’ strike; and what he makes of the government’s commitment in the roll-out of devolved units. In a nutshell, Mr Odinga said the Supreme Court never tested the evidence before it, but dismissed his petition on the election of Uhuru Kenyatta on a technicality. On teachers, he said, if he were in power, the tutors would be smiling all the way to the bank, by now. And he also said, the government’s push to…

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US Citizens Owning Land in Kenya Must Submit Documentation by August 6, 2013


                                                                  INFORMATION MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy Nairobi Foreigners Owning Land in Kenya Must Submit Documentation by August 6, 2013 July 16, 2013 This message is to alert U.S. Citizens residing in Kenya of important changes to the Kenyan Constitution regarding land ownership. According to article 65 of the Constitution adopted August 27, 2010, persons who are not Kenyan citizens may hold land on the basis of…

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Luxury cars seized in Interpol crackdown in Nairobi


Several luxury vehicles were Tuesday impounded in Nairobi by Interpol. The crackdown targeted vehicles reported stolen in Europe and other parts of the world and sold to unsuspecting buyers locally. The cars seized included Toyota Land Cruisers and Toyota Lexus models. The police, immigration and Kenya Revenue Authority officials helped Interpol in the operation. Nairobi head of criminal investigations Nicholas Kamwende said the operation would continue until all vehicles listed as stolen by Interpol were seized. “This is an Interpol operation and we are looking for stolen vehicles. It will go on until the vehicles are off the road. Our…

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VIDEO: 4 MPs, 3 Kenyan journalists in near plane mishap


The poor state of some of the country’s airstrips came to the fore on Monday when a plane carrying 4 MPs and 3 Journalists failed to land at Rumuruti airstrip in Laikipia County. The pilot was forced to go into emergency mode as he sought an alternative landing site. NTV’s Enock Sikolia was among the three Journalists on the plane and narrates how a 30 minutes journey took 4 hours, same duration it takes to fly to South Africa.

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Ruto clarifies report on renovating Deputy President’s residence


Deputy president William Ruto has said he is confortable living in his Karen home even though the Government has given him official residence in the same neighbourhood. Ruto said if there is apprehension about the renovation cost of his official house in Karen, then he can forego it and live in his current residence.“I can stay in my current house in Karen because I am also comfortable there,” said Ruto. The official residence of the Deputy president built using taxpayer’s money and is barely a year old and is set to be renovated reportedly at a cost of a whooping Sh100million. the…

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