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 29th Dec

What do you do when you are the world’s best paid footballer? You don’t have to answer that.. Samuel Eto’o has just launched a mobile network in his native country of Cameroon. Set’Mobile was launched in the capital Douala and becomes the third mobile network in Cameroon after MTN and Orange. Ironically, prior to launching Set’Mobile,...

Ken on 29th Dec

7 years ago, a newspaper in Chile published a recipe for making churros, a popular Latin American snack of dough fried in hot oil. As intended, several people tried it. Some time later, 13 people filed a suit against La Tercera newspaper for burns they had suffered while trying out the recipe. Judges ruled that following the recipe exactly as it was...

Ken on 29th Dec

This is a collection of hilarious newspaper classified ads.. ...

Ken on 28th Dec

Scan this image. If you have read a newspaper of late, you may have seen a code that looks like this image. It started with the star newspaper and a few days later, nation adopted the technology. The weird looking set of boxes is called a QR code and it gives easy access to some particular information. The information can be some text, phone...

Ken on 28th Dec

Sarafee and his new Bentley Just a few days after Nicki Minaj unveiled her new Pink Bentley, she has bought her boyfriend a similar car with only a change of color from pink to red. Sarafee was spotted in his new ride over Christmas and it is understood it was Nicki’s Christmas gift to him.  Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant has a new ride too. Kobe...

Ken on 27th Dec

Police in Pittsburgh refused to like a photo of a man on Facebook. Isaiah Cutler, 18, posted a picture of him and his loot on the social networking site. Police say Cutler and two other accomplices stole more than $8,000 worth of cash, cigarettes and candy from a business.One hour later, the dumb kid posted a picture of him and the loot on Facebook...

Ken on 27th Dec

A Zimbabwean man was reportedly having marital problems when he decided to escape to a hotel room. Titus Ncube, a father of three, decided to have a quickie and called a prostitute hotline. Minutes later, his 20 year old daughter arrived. The girl quickly ran out crying, leaving his father who had by then collapsed. After the incident, his daughter...

Ken on 26th Dec

It was labelled irresponsible journalism, but this picture that appeared on the front page of the star newspaper clearly showed the effects of constantly rushing to fetch petrol from accident scenes. Hopefully, with the  new year Kenyans will stop the old habit. ...

Ken on 26th Dec

Remember Obama Girl, now their is Agwambo gal. In 2008, Obama girl took America by storm when she uploaded videos of her music compositions on video sharing sites. She sang and dressed Obama. Now their is a Kenyan replica and she means business. Introducing Agwambo gal. She’s got the looks and she may soon get the airtime she definitely wants....

Ken on 24th Dec

A man who is currently serving a sentence of 11 years is suing a couple he at one time held hostage, for failure to  respect an oral contract they had made with him. Jesse Dimmick  burst into the home of Jared and Lindsay in Topeka 2 years ago as he was fleeing from authorities. He reportedly negotiated an exit strategy with the couple where the...