February 12, 2016

Kenyan denied UK Visa meets envoy Christian Turner

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Following his viral ‘Visa Denied’ article, UK embassy in Kenya promised to look into Jackson Biko’s issue. In the article, the blogger and Saturday Nation columnist recounted how the Brits refused him that crucial travel document saying he did not convince them that he had enough reasons to return to Kenya after the visit. High Commissioner Christian Turner yesterday hosted Biko at his residence and the two had some black tea and cake. It’s not clear whether the visa was finally given. Here’s a photo by Bikozulu. -Nairobi Wire

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[VIDEO] Kenyans In UK Help Father Who Hawks Bananas With Baby Strapped To His Chest

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Kenyans in UK lead by Paskarina Wairimu, a nurse in South London have taken the burden to help the father of 3 children who have won the hearts of many people worldwide. (Read: Meet Daniel Ngugi, the dad on the beat) After reading the sad story of Mr. Daniel Ngugi Mwaura, Paskarina in conjunction, with Mr. Seed and many other Kenyans in UK decided to help the man. Paskarina contacted  Daniel to see how he can be helped in long term plan. The man had no bank account nor a pin to help him open an account. Paskarina helped him to secure a pin on Monday 22nd September and then helped him…

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[VIDEO] First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to address UN meeting

[VIDEO] First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to address UN meeting

First lady Margaret Kenyatta is expected to address the High-Level event of African First Ladies on Maternal and Newborn Health Beyond 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The First Lady is spearheading maternal and child health initiatives through her ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign.

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20 Luxurious Things To Do In Kenya

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When you think about luxury travel, what comes to mind? Gold plated planes with the world’s most beautiful air hostesses, serving you caviar on silver platters? Well, the caviar, the silver platters and the air hostesses can stay. The gold plated plane is a bit much, though. The truth is, luxurious travel really depends on the traveller. Some of us find luxury in the simplest of things. Others, however, have to be surrounded by silver and gold before they can rate anything as ‘luxurious’. Whatever your definition of luxurious travel, there are some destinations in Kenya that will just…mesmerize you!…

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Radio Queen Caroline Mutoko quits KISS 100 show

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After years of hosting the popular Kiss 100 FM The Big Breakfast show, prolific media personality Caroline Mutoko has called it a day. The radio host, who has been popular for her no nonsense discussions and approach to real everyday issues, some that rubbed politicians and other prominent personalities the wrong way, is assuming a new position at the station that is under the Radio Africa brand. And into her big shoes enters the popular radio duo of Shaffie Weru and Kalekye Mumo, who take up the show starting Monday next week. The two have been hosting the station’s afternoon…

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Immigration agents in Maryland using motor vehicle data to locate illegal immigrants

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A recent raid at a Catonsville apartment complex has raised concerns that federal immigration agents are using Maryland motor vehicle data to locate illegal immigrants, potentially undermining a state initiative to ensure that drivers are ready for the road regardless of their citizenship status. Residents of the Melvin Park Apartments said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled over several vehicles within a few blocks of the complex last month and asked for the registered owners by name. Relatives of those detained said they had not provided addresses to any government entity other than the Motor Vehicle Administration. Maryland is one of 10…

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Social media goes wild after America’s “hottest” mugshot is posted online

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With glossy locks, full lips and perfectly shaped eyebrows, she stares willfully at the camera. This striking picture of glamour model Angela Coates has been dubbed America’s new hot mugshot. The 22-year-old, a former Jet Magazine ‘Beauty of the Week’, was reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct in Dekalb County, Georgia, last month. Her mugshot has since gone viral, with hundreds of tweeters commenting on her good looks and offering to pay her $360 bail. One user wrote: ‘If you’re not committed to setting Angela Coates free, you’re either a loser or your gf [girlfriend] is looking at all of your…

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[VIDEO] US TV presenter quits on air to become a marijuana campaigner

[VIDEO] US TV presenter quits on air to become a marijuana campaigner

Journalist Charlo Greene announcement she would be focusing of marijuana legalisation before storming off camera. A TV reporter sensationally quit live on air to campaign for cannabis to be legalised. Charlo Greene stunned viewers of US station KTVA by dramatically announcing she was quitting during the show to focus on her medical marijuana company Alaska Cannabis Club. During Sunday’s 10pm newscast, the journalist declared: “Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness which begins with legalising marijuana here in Alaska….

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President Uhuru to honor his ICC date, his lawyer says

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PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta will defy his closest associates and the African Union and instead honour his date with the ICC either in person or via video link.  The ICC has ordered the President to appear in court on October 8 during a status conference. His lawyers were yesterday working on the two possibilities as a meeting by Jubilee MPs to discuss the summons hung in the balance.  One of Uhuru’s lawyers familiar with his defence strategy confirmed the matter is being discussed, but pointed out that defying the ICC is not on the cards.  “We are considering two options. Either…

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Kibwana’s bodyguard, Chief of Staff injured in Makueni shooting incident

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Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s Chief of Staff and his bodyguard were among five people shot on Tuesday afternoon following a melee within the Makeni county chamber where Kibwana was headed for a meeting. Although it is alleged that guards at the county assembly premise were the ones who shot the five, area police boss Philip Opiyo has said investigations have been launched to establish who the perpetrators are. A crowd of area residents thronged the area right before the shooting occurred. Opiyo dismissed police involvement in the shooting after the county senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior blamed police for not being…

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