May 6, 2015

Mombasa baby was ‘sold’ for Sh24,500 to clear maternity bill


A hospital cleaner helped the mother of a newborn to sell the infant for Sh24,500 so she could clear her maternity bill. Ms Francisca Kamene sold her baby to a couple who made a down payment of Sh4,000 and left with the two-month-old girl, with a promise to pay the balance later, a Mombasa court heard Wednesday. Police officer Edna Chepng’eno told senior resident magistrate Irene Ruguru that Ms Kamene owed Coast General Hospital Sh16,000 in maternity fees. Ms Kamene delivered the little girl through Caesarean section. “The sale was done because the mother was unable to raise the delivery fees. It is not true…

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Kenya Police to probe four politicians linked to drugs by the US Government


The Government is profiling assets of four politicians linked to drug trafficking by the US government in 2010, even as top security chiefs are scheduled to appear before the National Assembly next Tuesday over the matter. In a statement read in Parliament, Administration and National Security Committee chairperson Asman Kamama said police are also profiling the suspects and conducting further investigations on six other individuals named in drug trafficking. Among the 10 include former Kilome MP Harun Mwau, Kiambu Governor WilliamKabogo, Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko and Mombasa Governor and former Kisauni MP Hassan Joho. Kamama (Tiaty, URP) told the…

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Kenya secures excusal of Uhuru, Ruto from ICC trial


THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Nov 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will not be required to be physically present at the ICC but can be represented by counsel after the Assembly of States Parties amended its rules. The amendment was part of two changes Kenya managed to push through as the 12th ASP came to a close at The Hague. “We have achieved a fundamental change in how the ICC functions. This is a major victory for the Kenyan team. It is significant in how the ICC engages,” Foreign Secretary Amina Mohamed said after the Thursday plenary…

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[Photos] Fifa World Cup trophy arrives in Kenya

Uhuru FIFA

NAIROBI: The solid gold FIFA World Cup trophy arrives in Kenya Wednesday as it continues its globe-trotting tour across nations before next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil next June and July. The iconic diadem arrived in Africa a fortnight ago and has passed through Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Ghana. President Uhuru Kenyatta, the only person in Kenya entitled to lay hands on the trophy will receive the trophy later in the day. The trophy will spend two days in Nairobi before departing to neighbouring Tanzania and then head to South Africa. The tour is part of Coca-Cola’s gift to Kenya…

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[VIDEO] Man sells his left testicle for $35,000 so he can buy a new car


Women cringe after man reveals his plan to sell his testicle (Picture: The Doctors/YouTube) A car lover is selling one of his testicles for $35,000 (£22,000) so he can buy a Nissan 370. Most men would cringe at the idea of parting with one of their most valued assets but Mark Parisi doesn’t seem to mind. He confirmed to the shocked presenters of US TV show The Doctors he planned to sell his left testicle to medical researchers for money to buy a new vehicle. One of the show’s hosts joked after hearing the news: ‘It’s a Nissan for your…

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Two Britons Arrested By Terror Police in Kenya


Two British citizens have reportedly been arrested by anti-terror police in Kenya. Sky sources suggested the pair had been carrying hand grenades. They were detained in Diani, a beach resort on the country’s south coast. A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We’re looking into reports of two British nationals detained in Kenya. “We stand ready to offer consular assistance.” The arrests come two months after the Westgate shopping mall siege in the capital Nairobi in which 67 people were killed. Earlier this month  four men appeared in a Nairobi court charged with “supporting a terrorist group” in connection with the…

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[VIDEO]’Kenyan’ kidnapper sought by police is Seattle, Washington


Now, please excuse my ignorance but please also note I’m Kenyan as I ask. What is a Kenyan accent from a non-Kenyan’s perspective (I say non-Kenyan because we the Kenyans are able to ID each other just by sight and sounds), and how was this lady able to isolate the gangsters voice from amongst all the possible other African voices (give her the benefit of the presence of an accent) and the diverse accents that exist even amongst the very Kenyans he singled out. Seriously???? But as you do read and watch the video, it’s only fair to acknowledge that…

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Some Kenyans hate being named after an animal


Some Kenyans bearing animal names say it is daily torture withstanding mimicking and taunting from family, relatives and friends who associate their eating, walking, talking and temperament to that of animals they are named after. People from the Mount Kenya region are known for their penchant for weird and peculiar animal names. Ngari, Nyaga, Njogu, Nyamu, Ngige for leopard, ostrich, elephant, animal and locust respectively are among names that most bearers have to contend with. Even if Wang’ombe is not a direct animal name, it means a cow. Nakuru K24 correspondent John Wang’ombe had to go through rough times during…

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Kenyan woman named among 100 Most Influential Africans


Kenya’s Gina Din-Kariuki, a pan-African public relations practitioner has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans in the latest edition of New African Magazine. Gina Din, the founder and chairperson of Gina Din Group, one of the largest integrated communication and marketing companies in the region, was named in the business category. “Gina Din has built her PR management firm into one of the leading companies in the industry in the East African region,” the magazine said. Gina Din was named among 8 other influential Kenyans who include President Uhuru Kenya, Equity Bank chief executive officer James Mwangi, Kenya Red Cross secretary general…

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What Alfred Mutua Has Done in Machakos This Year..70 Ambulances, 140 Police Cars, Forensic Lab…


Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has been labelled the best performing governor in Kenya. Some have even called him the only performing governor. President Kenyatta recently launched the Machakos city project, and the Governor has been personally supervising construction works at the Kenyatta Stadium. Wrong are you if you thought those were his only major projects. Here is what Mutua has done in Machakos this year, or plans to do next year. 1. Kenyatta Stadium converted into a 10,000 seater, with new toilets, dressing rooms and a green pitch. Just one months ago, the place was just a patch of dry…

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