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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 23rd Apr

MAN U DAMU.. Rightly or wrongly, Howard Webb has been accused of siding with Manchester United on more than one occasion. He awards them penalties freely and this has led to speculations over the years that the world cup final referee is ‘Man u damu’. It is logical that if he were to referee the coming Manchester derby, which is a potential...

Ken on 21st Apr

University Fan Pages. If you want to find the most social media savvy people, then look no further than institutions of higher learning. University students are known to spend half their time on their hand helds, and the other half doing everything else. The vast majority have phones that can access the internet and the few that don’t are waiting...

Ken on 19th Apr

Tusker Project Fame Auditions Dates and Venues. Its Tusker Project Fame season again. That time of the year when when your Citizen TV screens turn golden brown. The date for the auditions have been announced and this time, Burundi has been included. As always, the hosts are expected to be Dr. Mitch Egwang and of course Sheila Mwanyigah. You can always...

Ken on 19th Apr

Davis Spends Night At Central Police Station.  UPDATED. Tusker Project Fame Winner, Davis Ntare, spent Tuesday night at the Central Police Station, Nairobi and was released late Wednesday morning.He was arrested at the Tribeca pub in Nairobi’s CBD, for allegedly biting the thumb of a female patron, Maryanne Karanja. The singer was booked...

Ken on 19th Apr

Not So Fast.. Days after Dennis Oliech announced his retirement from Kenya’s national team, Harambee Stars, it is emerging that he may be headed nowhere. FIFA has cracked the whip and are now threatening to sanction the Auxerre player. Oliech has been claiming he was not ‘consulted’ and duly paid for his image use on an East Africa...

Ken on 19th Apr

Facing Mount Kenya. Gitobu Imanyara has been undeniably pro-reformist since Moi’s time. He is known to speak for the law and has on occasions had only Martha Karua on his side in parliament. As far as i can remember, he has not spread any weird propaganda and is not tribal. So, when he spoke and said how he was forced to say ‘Uhuru Tuko...

Ken on 19th Apr

Who’s Laughing Now. Gospel artiste Juliani, is giving away his first car, a starlet, to one of his fans. The lucky person should have bought his album. Several other merchandise including airtime is up for grabs from the exponential potential singer.  Juliani is known for his marketing skills and a few months ago, his face was all over the...

Ken on 19th Apr

Malindi Has A Space Station. Did you know that there was a  space station capable of launching rockets in Kenya? I must admit, until yesterday, I did not think we would be having any in the next 100 years. The Luigi Broglio Space Centre (BSC) has been in Malindi since the 60’s. It was built by the Italians and they have continued to manage...

Ken on 18th Apr

Prezzo At Limuru 2B Veteran artiste, Jackson Makini, better known as Prezzo, is finding his way into politics. The musician who has seen a downward graph in recent years, may have just decided to leave the kitchen to Jaguar. Prezzo was among those who were running up and down at the Limuru 2B foiled meeting. He was in the worthy company of veteran...

Ken on 18th Apr

Lets Do Business.  NTV business news journalist Larry Madowo is finally leaving the station. There had been many false alarms previously that Larry was leaving the media house for the monied CCTV. Many reporters were snapped by the Chinese entrant and are said to be earning well above what they previously were.  Larry Madowo has been very instrumental...