September 19, 2014

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UK man fights corrupt Kenyan system after being denied access to justice -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Developing: 8 killed including 6 children in murder-suicide mass shooting in Florida -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UK envoy Christian Turner’s letter to Kenyan denied UK visa -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[VIDEO] Boston Queens Night 2014 at the Radisson Hotel -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[VIDEO] Experience why tourists love Kenya in 3 minutes -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Types of men a woman can meet in her lifetime -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ugandan university students forced to be porn actors in Kenya against their will -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

At 7, Kenyan girl is Africa’s junior golf champion -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meet Daniel Ngugi the dad on the beat -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Property values in Vipingo Ridge’s first phase up five-fold -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[OP-ED] Reasons why President Uhuru is a unique president

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That the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, is a man of showbiz cannot be doubted. Unlike his predecessors, Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki, he is unique. He has sought to demystify The Presidency. 1. He has opened State House to the public by hosting ordinary citizens and personally showing them around. 2. He has held up close and candid interviews with the media. 3. His bromance with the Deputy President, William Ruto, and cracking jokes was never seen with those before him and their deputies 4. He has taken selfies. 5. He has oftentimes put the suits aside…

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A Canadian’s view on Americans’ disrespect of President Obama’s presidency

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America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake! There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm. Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become…

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Why Kenya’s real estate scene is a bubble waiting to burst

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A section of the upmarket Runda Estate in Nairobi. High prices of property in the city have locked out middle-class home buyers, leaving the real estate sector in the hands of few wealthy Kenyans. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP Of all the tasks that make up daily life, I particularly hate shining my shoes. This generally leads to two outcomes: I’m often guilty of wearing smart suits with scuffed shoes. Importantly for Nairobi’s economy is the second outcome — the shoeshiners around Nation Centre tend to have a very loyal customer. I get two benefits out of this:…

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New rules on tuition for Kenya primary and secondary schools will transform learning

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By Kennedy Buhere The Education ministry has prescribed the official school hours for all public and private day primary and secondary schools to be 8am to 3.30pm class hours, and 3.30pm to 4.45pm for games and clubs. The new guideline is contained in draft Basic Education Regulations 2014 which the ministry presented to stakeholders for discussion before adoption and subsequent gazettement. Consequently, any tuition schools or teachers will conduct outside those hours will be unlawful. The rules provide that students should be allowed between 5pm and 7.30pm for self-directed activities and between 7.30pm and 9.30pm for self-directed learning/assisted learning (popularly…

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[OP-ED] What other African presidents’ wives could learn from Kenya’s First Lady

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Before long, it will be two years since Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as president of Kenya. As happened with the first anniversary of his presidency, acres of newsprint and hours of airtime will be spent dissecting his rule. There will be only a few lines, if any, devoted to one of the most interesting sub-plots of his administration – the labours of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Mrs Kenyatta has made a bloody good job of being First Lady (FL), in ways few other African presidential wives have — and achieved while succeeding in avoiding the negative media spotlight. Future…

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OP-ED: Why Facebook should ‘pay back’ my dowry

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Not so long ago, I packed my bags and moved to the United States of America. Just like everyone else, I had my dreams. But as I boarded the KLM flight to Atlanta via Amsterdam, little did I know that I had come to a country in which a computer application that would completely alter the course of my married life had been developed. After settling down with my wife and kids, my home quickly became the envy of the entire neighbourhood. There was laughter and joy in the evenings as I joined my wife and two children at the…

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OP-ED: Lupita Nyong’o fits into white America’s stereotype of black actresses

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I was joyously delirious when Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, the daughter of Senator Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and business executive Dorothy Nyong’o, scooped the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the gripping historical drama 12 Years a Slave. I texted Senator Nyong’o my hearty congratulations on the incredible feat of his daughter. We exchanged several messages, both of us awed by the moment. America and the world were entranced by Ms Nyong’o, the erudite, scholarly, and seductively beautiful diva. Everyone knew that a new magnetic film star had been born. Elegant and graceful, Ms Nyong’o has since been the talk of…

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OP-ED: If Putin did it, he needs to be pushed out

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By Ben Ateku People from many parts of the world have expressed outrage at the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane MH17 on July 27.  So far, available evidence suggests that the plane was brought down by pro-Russian rebels controlling some parts of Eastern Ukraine.  The passenger plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 passengers on board.   Russian president Vladimir Putin is suspected of arming the rebels  in support of their quest to separate from Ukraine. This is not Putin’s first attempt at interfering in Ukraine’s affairs.  When ethnic-Russians decided to secede in Crimea recently, Putin supported the…

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Smithsonian-gate: The Final Report

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By Ali Badawy (Mjukuu wa Maasai) A boycott by Kenyan Artists rocked DC’s annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival catching the organizers off-guard. Details of what happened have been exhausted by media. This final report is an attempt to get perspective of a backdrop that led to international embarrassment. It’s a narrative based on personal interactions and radio conversations I had with various participants. The original idea of featuring Kenya at the 2014 Festival was conceived in 2010. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Culture at the time Dr. Ole Miaron, traveled to DC with his team on invitation by the Smithsonian Institution. They were…

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Miguna Miguna-To my fellow Luos: Emulate the Jews; don’t be fixated on state power

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This will be a bitter pill to many Cord and Raila Odinga supporters to swallow, but it is something that must be dispensed: President Uhuru Kenyatta deserves some peace and quiet to govern. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a blind supporter of the President; never been and never will be. I have in the past – and will continue in the future – to point out any of his government’s transgressions whenever and wherever they occur. I’ve done that many times before. And it is what a genuine critic does and any government deserves. For instance, I recently –…

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