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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 27th Mar

This is Justin Bieber’s £3.8 million new home, just next to the homes of Britney Spears and Steven Spielberg. It boast of a big swimming pool and a large guest house. He recently almost bought Ashton Kutchers home. © nairobiwire.com ...

Ken on 27th Mar

Bieber’s Phone Number Prank. What would you do if you were a belieber and Bieber tweets his phone number asking you to call him. Justin Bieber tweeted his phone number, ( or so he claimed ) and asked his followers to call him RIGHT NOW. The catch was, the phone number had the final digit missing. That meant that if the number was real, then...

Ken on 27th Mar

Why always him? Marion Balotelli always finds a way to be in the news. His latest being where he gate-crashed an Inter Milan press conference. As Inter CEO Ernesto Paolillo was unveiling the new manager, Andrea Stramaccion, Balotelli walked in, shook the hands of those at the top table, and left. Meanwhile, his red Ferrari was parked outside. Inter...

Ken on 26th Mar

In other news: We have discovered oil. Local news round up: Oil discovered in Turkana. Just as Kenyans were celebrating the discovery of oil, Kibaki dropped us another breaking news, the cabinet reshuffle, (bad decision). Why would you cut the moment of a lifetime to give Kenyans not very important news. It would have been more courteous if the...

Ken on 26th Mar

Does it get any better. At some point today, #TurkanaOil was a global trending topic, and we think we know why.Here is a quickly assembled list of jokes about the Kenyan oil discovery, lifted from twitter.  TOTAL KENYA re-branding to TURKOIL KENYA  Obama to start addressing Kenya as ‘our allies’ UG ministers bombard Kibaki’s...

Ken on 26th Mar

After their latest game where Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 5-1, Cristiano ronaldo has become the club’s number 10 top goal scorer of all time. He also become the fastest to reach the 100 goal landmark for Real Madrid after scoring a brace against Real Sociedad. That was his 92 nd game.  CR7 now has now scored 1 goal for every 131 Real...

Ken on 26th Mar

Kenya have started the week beautifully with news of oil discovery in Turkana. President Kibaki broke the news to Kenyans but added that successful drilling is still years away. “This morning, I have been informed by the Minister for Energy that our country has made a major breakthrough in oil exploration. This weekend, Tullow Oil, which has...

Ken on 24th Mar

#Don’t mess with Kony When Kony 2012 video went viral and accumulated over 100 million views in one week, few would have thought that its creator and narrator would be running in the street naked a few days later. Jason Russell is on record saying that he expected the video to get 500,000 views in one years time, so the overwhelming reception...

Ken on 24th Mar

Should  Njeru Githae be on the same side with his brother in law, and the man who made him, SK Macharia, or be in the Uhuru camp? “Mr Kenyatta’s supporters in Parliament  publicly called on Central province residents to boycott RMS outlets” Acting Finance minister Mr Njeru Githae is walking a political tightrope. He is torn...

Ken on 24th Mar

UEFA Trophy Comes To Kenya President Kibaki became one of the first Kenyans to get a feel of the UEFA Champions League trophy. The trophy was presented to him at his Harambee house office by Champions League sponsors Heineken International. Kibaki thanked Heineken for choosing Kenya as one of its destinations for its 4 country tour. He also urged...