August 29, 2016

Funeral Service & Fundraiser for Mzee Samson Obiri Kenyoru of Bowie, Maryland

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It is with sadness and acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing of Mzee Samson Obiri Kenyoru of Bowie Maryland on 4-9-2015. Mzee Obiri was the husband to Esther Obiri , father to Judy Obiri, Samwel Obiri, Edwin Obiri and Eunice Obiri all of Maryland. A viewing ceremony will held at 4 pm – 6 pm followed by a memorial service at 6 pm –7.30 pm on Friday, April 17th 2014 at Tumaini Baptist church, 5120 Whitefield Chapel Road, Lanham, MD 20706. A funeral fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 18th 2014 at Tumaini Baptist church 5120…

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Sh50 billion Obama ‘gift’ to Kenya ahead of visit

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There is good news for Kenyans before US President Barrack Obama, son of a Kenyan man, sets foot in the country for the first time as leader of the world’s super power nation. Ahead of the visit in July, it emerged his administration has planned $553 million (Sh 50 billion) in aid to Kenya this year. The Obama administration has asked the US congress for the $553 million funding in the 2015/2016 budget, according to new policydocument that show the aid is partly in response to devolution and to foster public participation in government affairs. The US State Department in…

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[VIDEO] 2-year-old DJ AJ wows fans with his mixing skills

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JOHANNESBURG — At first it seems like a fluke — a 2-year-old playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet, the tiny boy is in control of the big beat of the bass-heavy house music. Meet South Africa’s youngest disc jockey, DJ AJ. Oratilwe Hlongwane is still learning to put together words but is already able to select and play music from a laptop and has become a viral phenomenon on South Africa’s social media.  His mother, Refiloe Marumo, credits his father’s decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son. Glen Hlongwane planned to…

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How Kenyan man rose from a poor civil servant to billionaire

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His first salary as a junior clerk was Sh665 when he joined government employment in 1980.  He left 14 years later and started a butchery and then a school. Now, John Mwai is worth Sh5 billion His family and peers always considered him a restless soul. However, they did not think that John Mwai would leave a government job, then considered prestigious despite the low pay, to ‘start groping in the dark.’ “They considered it a joke that I could resign to start a business even after rising through the ranks at the Kirinyaga provincial administration,” he says adding that…

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Student dies after transformer explosion causes terror scare at UON campus

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One student died Sunday morning following a stampede at the University of Nairobi’s Kikuyu Campus. The stampede was as a result of the explosion of a power transformer which caused a terror scare among the students who were in their hostels. Several others were injured and rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and other city hospitals. Confirming the death of the student, the university’s Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi said 99 students were being treated at KNH. He said 141 others were being treated at various city hospitals. The body of the dead student was taken to Chiromo Mortuary. The…

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Recce now in full command of two choppers as bid made for five more

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Four days after the terrorist attacks on Garissa University College, two police pilots were ordered to fly two helicopters to Ruiru, the headquarters of the Recce Company of the General Service Unit. They have remained there ever since. The crew from the Kenya Police Air Wing based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, have been operating in shifts to ensure the two choppers are on 24-hour standby, ready for use by the elite Recce commandos. Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet gave the order based on events surrounding the Garissa in which 142 students, a soldier, two police officers and three watchmen were…

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[PHOTOS] Tears as Recce Squad officer killed in Garissa attack is laid to rest

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Corporal Benard Tonui was laid to rest in a tearful send-off at his Cheleget home in Bomet County. As the family and members of the elite Recce squad threw soil to bury their son and colleague, many thoughts crossed their minds. For Mr and Mrs Simeon Sanga, the loss of their first-born son they described as a leader and a humble representative of their lineage, by that Shaabab terrorist was more than they could take. For Kenyans and the Elite Recce Squad, Saturday was the mourning of the leader of the team that felled four terrorists who killed 148 people…

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Kenya starts construction of 680km wall along Somali border

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The Kenyan government has started the construction of a 680 kilometer long wall along its country’s border with Somalia. The wall will run from Mandera to Kiunga and the government says that it will help in curbing infiltration of terrorists into the country. The government hopes that this will seal the porous border entries into the country, which has witnessed increased terror attacks recently. “The security wall will separate Mandera and neighboring Somalia as part of the government’s plan in ensuring the vast county and the whole nation is safe from Al-Shabaab militants,” Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary had earlier said. Somalia’s president…

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Garissa massacre: Aircraft scandal that delayed Recce team from getting to Garissa

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Inside details communicated within the National Police Service reveal exactly why the Ruiru-based Recce squad delayed in reaching Garissa last week while terrorists wreaked havoc on university students. One of the damning revelations said to be the subject of intense investigation with the police is that an aircraft that should have flown the Recce team to Garissa had been irregularly leased out to a private businessman. As a result, the Recce squad that was supposed to be expeditiously flown to Garissa to neutralise the blood-thirsty terrorists’ misadventure that had started at 5.30am, had no standby means to do so for…

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Meet the man police link to Safaricom, NIC Bank frauds

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The 26-year-old Information Technology expert at the centre of ongoing investigations into airtime theft at Safaricom is also facing separate criminal charges for his role in last December’s hacking of a bank’s system, it emerged on Thursday. Alex Mutungi Mutuku acknowledged that he is the same person who was charged with hacking into NIC Bank in January, adding that he believed Safaricom has singled him out from among the other suspects because of that case. “I was arrested in early January for allegedly hacking into NIC Bank. The case is ongoing. Now when Safaricom was hacked and it found that I, like other subscribers,…

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