July 31, 2015

Mombasa police foil terror attack

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NAIROBI, Kenya March 17 – Police in Mombasa on Monday night thwarted what could have been a major terrorist attack, after detaining a vehicle found with explosives. They also arrested two men of Somali origin, whom they believe were on a mission. “We have arrested two suspects who were in the vehicle headed to town with explosives,” Mombasa county CID boss Henry Ondiek told Capital FM News, adding “we don’t know what place they were targeting but we had been tipped off that they were on a mission.” Police said the men were arrested at Changamwe while headed to Mombasa…

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Lupita Nyong’o family suffered real torture and brutality in Kenya, father reveals

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The father of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has revealed how the 12 Years A Slave actress’s family suffered real brutality and torture in Kenya. Miss Nyong’o won both awards and critical praise for her performance as Patsey in director Steve McQueen’s harrowing film in which her character appeared in some of the most shocking scenes, but her own family were also the victims of harassment, violence and even murder. As an opponent of former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, the actress’s father Peter Anyang Nyong’o was tortured repeatedly, while her uncle Charles Nyong’o’s body was never found after he was attacked…

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Kenya anti-terrorism agency only gets $735 (Sh65,000) a month

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Kenya’s lead counter-terrorism agency has just $735 to spend in March, according to documents seen by the Associated Press news agency. The force is allocated $2,205 quarterly for its operations – for maintenance and fuel for cars, travel expenses and office supplies – in January, February and March. The unit is struggling to do its work because of limited funds, said a security official from the police headquarters, who insisted on anonymity. The limited budget makes preventing another attack difficult, he said. By comparison, a Kenyan member of parliament earns about $45,000 in salary and allowances during the same three-month period. Pay cut Kenya is…

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Emmy Kosgei’s Heavy Security Detail Causes Stir in Lagos

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Her rise to fame was a moderate one but even from the beginning, one could tell she was destined for greatness. In a very short time, she rose to become one of the most celebrated gospel artists both in Kenya and East Africa. However, the hype surrounding Emmy doubled when she married a Nigerian tycoon despite him being way older than her. While a few were happy for her, many questioned the marriage and even dubbed her a gold digger. The couple is yet to celebrate their one year anniversary but so far, things seem to be working out well. With millions in the bank and…

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4 Elderly Kenyan Sisters Pay Dowry To Their Father On Behalf Of Husbands

4 Elderly Kenyan Sisters Pay Dowry To Their Father On Behalf Of Husbands

Have you ever heard of African women paying bride price or dowry for their husbands? Well apparently this is not news particularly if you come from the Kikuyu community, where parents cannot receive or pay dowry for their children in case they have never settled theirs with their parents in-law.that is exactly happened in Nyeri today when four elderly sisters decided to pay dowry to their father on behalf of their husbands to free their children for marriage and avoid a cultural curse.

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Crimea Polls Close; Voters Expected to Overwhelmingly Approve Joining Russia

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Polls closed in Crimea, where referendum voters are expected to overwhelming approve joining Russia. Preliminary results were expected to be released at 4:30 p.m. ET, with official results being released Monday. The vote came as Ukraine and Russia reached a truce in Crimea, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and a base commander in Crimea. The truce would last until March 21, the day Russia’s parliament is set to decide on Crimea’s annexation. “Now it’s clear that we’ll become a part of Russia so they have to find some sort of peaceful solution,” Yevpatoriya base commander Col. Andrey Matvienko…

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[VIDEO]Rongai Bus Provides First Class Services

[VIDEO]Rongai Bus Provides First Class Services

Competition in the matatu industry continues to trigger creativity among owners and operators. In Nairobi’s Rongai route some buses have adopted the concept normally associated with airlines where there is the first class travel and the economy class.

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Diaspora Notebook Ep 13: Julie Weche of Elimu Tutoring and Training Centre in Baltimore

Diaspora Notebook Ep 13: Julie Weche of Elimu Tutoring and Training Centre in Baltimore

Chris Wamalwa speaks to Julie Weche who runs the Elimu Tutoring and Training Centre in Baltimore providing activities for Kenyan youths in the summer.

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Former PM Raila Odinga to discuss devolution on NMG’s Diaspora Notebook show

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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is set to discuss the future of county governments in Kenya with Kenyans living abroad in a televised interview to be broadcast live from Boston, Massachusetts in the US. The Cord leader will make an official appearance on Nation Media Group’s premier international special features online show, the Diaspora Notebook during its official launch in Boston, Massachusetts during the Boston Marathon weekend. Hundreds of Kenyans living in the US and Canada are expected to congregate in Boston, as it has become a tradition, to cheer Kenya’s elite runners in the Boston Marathon that will take…

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[VIDEO] We’re not represented, Diaspora tells Uhuru

[VIDEO] We’re not represented, Diaspora tells Uhuru

By BMJ Muriithi, The Jubilee administration has come under fierce criticism from a section of Kenyans living in the United States over what they term poor representation. Members of the Kenyan diaspora in the United States accused the government of neglect. A statement sent on Friday to Sunday Nation by the chairman of Kenyan Community in Atlanta Association (KCAA), Mr David Ochwang’i said a majority of Kenyans in the diaspora feel let down by their government which “has totally failed to address pertinent Diaspora issues which could immensely contribute to the welfare of our motherland.”

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