Ken

Kenneth Maina is a top editor at Nairobi Wire. A Bsc. Computer Science graduate from Kenyatta University, Ken balances his time between writing captivating news pieces and maintaining the website code and servers, as well as the occasional tweaks in the design. You can contact him at ken@nairobiwire.com

Ken on 27th Jan

Nairobi Girls Chorale, finalist on Kiss TV’s reality show, Kwaya will reportedly be performing at Old Trafford ( Manchester united home stadium) this April during half time of an unspecified match. The girls choir group has been one of the impressive choirs in the show that airs on Sunday. Apparently, the group’s director is a huge fan of...

Ken on 26th Jan

After the aftermath of Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United, coming in the same season when Arsenal lost to the same Manchester United 8-2, its coach Arsene Wenger has received an unlikely critic. Rwandan president Paul Kagame has voiced his opinion stating that Arsenal would be much better without Arsene Wenger. He took his disapproval of...

Ken on 26th Jan

Kenya is now ranked the second most tweeting country in Africa. The research titled How Africa Tweets, carried out by Portland ( an IT research firm), shows that South Africa comes first with twice as many tweets as Kenya, which is number 2. More than half of the tweets are through mobile phones. How Africa Tweets found that: South Africa is the continent’s...

Ken on 25th Jan

President Mwai Kibaki was awarded an honorary doctorate by Makerere University during its 62nd graduation ceremony. The ceremony was graced by among others, President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni. Kibaki was a student and later lecturer at the university. He graduated with a first class honors in Bachelor arts in  economics, History and Political Science....

Ken on 24th Jan

After what befell Megaupload, its competitor filesonic has disabled its file sharing service. The air of uncertainty over where the authorities will strike next may be the main motivating factor behind the new development. FileSonic, which describes itself as the “Unlimited Storage Company,” said in a statement posted on its website that it would...

Ken on 23rd Jan

When megaupload was taken down, hackers went on a spree and have now claimed responsibility for the take down of several websites. They had previously targeted several US government websites and a few private ones. They briefly brought down Universal Music Group website as reported by nairobi wire. They then hacked into Universal Music Group again...

Ken on 23rd Jan

Janusz Palikot, the leader of a party in Poland launched a drive to legalize marijuana in the country, and what better way to show he means it than smoking it. “This is the weed,” he told reporters in his office in the lower house of parliament, while lighting up what he termed as the legal quantity. This did not come without warning though. On...

Ken on 23rd Jan

The international criminal court has confirmed charges against 4 of the 6 Kenyans suspected of been masterminds of the 2007/2008 post election violence. The four who have had their cases confirmed include: Uhuru Kenyatta,, William Ruto, Joshua Sang and Francis Muthaura. Hussein Ali and Henry Kosgey’s cases were not confirmed with the judges citing...

Ken on 22nd Jan

We invite them to your TV screes, some of us religiously. This are a few of the Kenyan TV beauty queens alias looks wizards some of us love to have on our screens. TANYA TANYA Awards won: Chaguo La Teeniez Best Actress gong twice in 2010 and 2011. Roles played: Tanya in Tahidi High, which airs on Citizen TV. Laura in Saints, a local medical...

Ken on 22nd Jan

A coffin maker in Molo town is said to have hidden inside one of his creations to avoid his landlord.The man in his late 30s has been playing hide and seek with the landlord and is said to have made a habit of arriving home past midnight and leaving before 5.00 am. On the fateful day, the carpenter left home early as usual, and the landlord having had...