September 29, 2016

Call fresh polls, Raila urges Uhuru

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Cord on Saturday asked President Kenyatta to call a fresh General Election “to save Kenya from total collapse”. Its leader Raila Odinga said the crippling of the anti-corruption commission following Mr Kenyatta’s purge of suspected corrupt officials shows that the government has become dysfunctional right from the top. An overhaul, Mr Odinga said, is the only way of saving Kenya. “The President needs to seriously consider calling fresh elections to save our country from total collapse,” he said in a statement. “Our national system has collapsed in every sense.” The Opposition leader said the integrity question that lingered about Jubilee…

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[VIDEO] 10 year old Kenyan girl from Kibera thrills audience in New York with “Shairi”

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By ANTONY KARANJA in DALLAS, TEXAS A Kenyan girl received a resounding standing ovation in New York for her recital of a poem that highlights the plight of slum children in Kibera. Eunice Akoth,10, who is a student at Kibera school for girls took to the stage on Friday at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit with her poem “My Dream” The crowd looked on as Akoth walked on to the stage and uttered a familiar line heard during poem recitals at the Kenya Drama Festivals. “Eunice Akoth presents My Dream. Welcome,” she said with a smile before…

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[Watch Recorded VIDEO] White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner — affectionately known as “nerd prom” — is on, and journalists in attendance are enjoying a night of awards, eats and laughs. “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong serves as the night’s host, playing a very different role than those she’s known for on the comedy show. Strong, maybe best known for her character, “Girl You Wished You Never Started a Conversation With at a Party,” will be introduced by President Barack Obama, who has had some successful zingers of his own during past dinners. Besides levity and a break from covering all things…

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[LIVESTREAM] Diaspora Conference in Los Angeles California

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The Diaspora conference in Los Angeles CA is going on though without the Presence of  Uhuru Kenyatta who cancelled his trip to the US at the last minute. “Although President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be attending the LA Diaspora meeting as had been planned, the Kenyan Embassy in Washington informs Kenyans that the event will still take place at the same time, date and venue,” the statement said. Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed will deliver the President’s message at the forum. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Video: Courtesy Border TV

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Kenyan woman imprisoned by strange illness, shunned by doctors refuses to give up

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A dismally lit room in Mathare. A stool and the unspread bed she occupies, canopied by a blue mosquito net, make up the limits of Jacqueline Makau’s entire world. The lumpy, monstrous growth that has swallowed her right leg, from ankle to waist, is the ball and chain that ties her to this room. She is a prisoner. A month ago, Jacqueline – Jackie to those close to her – could at least sit and run a small shop relatives set up for her at the front of the flat that her single room occupies. But the swelling grew so…

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Convicted felon would have hosted Uhuru US conference

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The man behind the conference in the United States that President Uhuru Kenyatta decided on Friday not to attend is described on his website as a “philanthropist, financier, medical research innovator and public health advocate.” Michael Milken, the 68-year-old host of the event that begins today in Los Angeles is also a convicted felon. Mr Milken pleaded guilty in 1990 to six felony charges involving securities fraud and conspiracy. He paid a $200 million fine and served 22 months in prison. His case attracted wide attention at the time, with some critics depicting Mr Milken as the epitome of Wall…

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Moipei triplets to perform US national anthem at NBA Playoff game on Sunday

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By ANTONY KARANJA in DALLAS, TEXAS Three members of the Kenyan sibling singing group Moipiei Quartet will on Sunday sing the United States national anthem at an NBA playoff game between 2014 NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers. Three sisters, Mary, Magdalene and Marta will perform in front of an estimated 18,000 fans at One AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and millions of TV viewers who will be tuned in to watch game 4 of the playoff series. Their youngest sibling  Seraphine will not be present. San Antonio is about 275 miles (442km) south of the…

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How a Kenyan-Maasai Girl Found Love at Brussels Airport

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I was born and raised in Kenya. At some point I decided to pursue education in America. I enrolled at University of California-Irvine. Immediately after school, I got a good job and decided to stick around. I lived in California for almost a decade, and never afraid of making a different move, I decided I was ready for a new beginning! I just did not know, where what or when! In 2012 I decided that I was moving back to Kenya. Unfortunately, my mother suddenly died of a stroke a month before I had planned to make the big move. So without…

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QFM presenter ‘Rhino TK’ dies in Mombasa Road crash

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Renowned QFM radio presenter Reagan Kukuni Kwena, popularly known as ‘Rhino TK’, is dead. QFM posted the news on its official Facebook page informing fans about his death in a road crash on Saturday morning. “This morning, we as the QFM family; have lost one us in a road accident. REAGAN KUKUNI KWENA aka “Rhino” has left us too soon! RIP RHINO TK,” read the post. Besides being a radio presenter, Kukuni was a talented actor who featured in many plays. Before joining the Nation Media Group, he worked at the Bungoma based West FM radio. Messages of condolences from…

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[VIDEO] Questions arises over President Uhuru’s flight disruption

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has cancelled his one week united states of america tour. The cancellation of the trip follows an abortive flight to dubai where he was to connect to a commercial flight to los Angeles, California for the annual milken institute global conference. According to state house the president’s kenya air force jet had to turn back because of a routing challenge occaiosned by the military conflict in Yemen.

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