January 24, 2017

[VIDEO] Matatu speeds on the wrong side of Thika Superhighway


A reckless matatu driver has been caught on video speeding on the wrong side of the busy Thika Superhighway as he frantically looked for an exit. The driver seemed unperturbed by the risk he posed on oncoming motorists who were forced to swerve to other lanes to make way for him. The speeding driver was the lone passenger in the 14-seater matatu registered under Runa Sacco during the incident. The one-minute video was recorded by a fellow motorist and has been shared widely on social media. Chairman of the Matatu Owners Association Simon Kimutai, during an interview on NTV Sasa…

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[VIDEO] Kenyan family in Oklahoma seeks help in burying ice storm crash victim Gideon Njuguna in Kenya


A community pulls together for the family of an Oklahoma man killed during last week’s ice storm. Gideon Njuguna Gachohi, 45, died along Interstate 40 near Weatherford. (Read: [VIDEO] Kenyan truck driver killed after semi-truck crash near Weatherford, Oklahoma) “It’s tough, it’s still very fresh,” said Jane Njuguna, Gachohi’s widow. Njuguna and her two children, 12-year-old David and 10-year-old Naomi, suffered an unexpected loss. “He loved his children in a special way,” she said. Gachohi was a husband and father, but also a skilled mechanic and owner of a small trucking business. “He told me he was loaded and heading…

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[VIDEO] Raila says he shares ID number with another voter


The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, now claims that he shares the National Identity Card number with another person. Odinga claims that he shares his ID No. 4838593 with a Ms Ombai Maria Anyango who had been registered as a voter in his polling station. “Ms Anyango is using the same card in the same polling station where I vote. I confirmed this at two different polling stations in Kisii and in Isebania in Migori County,” said Odinga. Odinga claims that this is a ploy by the Jubilee administration to lock out potential voters. This happened in the…

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[VIDEO] Did President Uhuru Kenyatta really make it rain in Nyeri? Residents think so


President Uhuru Kenyatta’s voter registration drive in central Kenya was disrupted in Nyeri after heavy rains pounded the region when he started to address a crowd on Friday. Pushed by the crowd to pray, the president started his meeting with a short prayer – in Kikuyu – asking God to bless the community with rainfall. When the crowd asked the president to pray for them, the head of state caused laughter saying that he is a politician and not a pastor. “What I do best is politics,” he said. But the crowd was unrelenting. He agreed. “Our God we pray…

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[VIDEO] Bring on Trump, Kenyans on the streets say


Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America later Friday, Kenyans have expressed mixed reactions on what his leadership will mean for Kenya and the continent. Trump takes over formally from Barack Obama, marking a new beginning for the world’s most powerful nation in what is promising to be a major policy shift that will also affect Kenya and the rest of the world. “Woe unto corrupt countries more so in Kenya. The corrupt regimes must come to an end,” Mathew Chege, a resident of Nairobi asserted. “His administration might not have a…

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[LIVE] The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States


The long and turbulent 2016 election reaches its final milestone today when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump and his wife Melania have left the White House and are heading to the Capitol with the Obamas in the presidential limo. Earlier today, the Trumps attended service at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The president-elect is dressed in a suit and his signature red tie while Melania chose a custom-designed Ralph Lauren sky blue cashmere mock turtleneck dress with a matching cropped cashmere jacket and long suede gloves.

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[VIDEO] Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018


Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel. On Thursday, the TSA began placing signage around airport security checkpoints to inform travelers of the new TSA rules going into effect in 2018. The IDs from these nine states do not meet the federal government’s minimum security standards. And, according to the REAL ID…

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[VIDEO] Kenyan captures moment semi-truck crashes into a school bus in Florida on his truck’s dashcam


By Antony Karanja |Jambonewspot.com A Kenyan captured a moment that would surely send chills towards any parent. Michael Kiragu a former resident of Dallas, Texas who was driving a semi-truck was waiting to make a left turn at a Pasco County intersection not too far from Tampa, Florida. Kiragu who spoke to jambonewspot.com on Wednesday said that as he waited at the light, a small car was approaching the intersection  slowly and it appeared to be yielding to oncoming traffic. Right behind was a black semi-truck which inexplicably went around the small car and attempted to make a turn without yielding….

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[VIDEO] Peter Kenneth has not fought for Uhuru, do not be swayed by skin color – Moses Kuria


It was wrong for politician Peter Kenneth to come from “nowhere” and declare he will vie for Nairobi governor on a Jubilee ticket, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said. Kenneth, who is former Gatanga MP, made his bid official on Sunday, saying he will address all the city problems that Governor Evans Kidero has failed to. The former MP, formerly of the Kenya National Congress party, said he will support JP leader President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 general election. But Kuria said: “The other individual has never even fought for the President’s government. Let no one come from wherever and…

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[VIDEO] Kenyan truck driver killed after semi-truck crash near Weatherford, Oklahoma


A Kenyan truck driver was killed when his semi truck crashed on I-40 just west of Weatherford on Saturday morning. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol the truck travelling west on the interstate went into a slide after it hit an icy patch  causing it to crossover the median and coming to a rest on the eastbound shoulder of the eastbound lanes. They added that the truck’s cab was ripped from the trailer. The accident caused all lanes of I-40 to be closed as authorities and crew worked to clear the wreckage. The truck was just one of the eight…

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