Ken on 16th Sep

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday toured Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to inspect the progress that has been made since the big fire one month ago.The president visited the temporary International Arrivals Unit, which has taken the place of a modern car park.Uhuru was hopeful that JKIA will be a travel hub in Africa. He revealed that groundbreaking...

Ken on 16th Sep

This video by Wuod Ogola shows an identified US army personnel, with clear Kenyan roots, preaching to his colleagues in Luo.The white servicemen clearly understand very little, but are nevertheless excited to say ‘Uwinjo’, when prompted.Here’s the video.© nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 13th Sep

A lot has been done at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport since the big fire. It has now emerged that the international arrivals terminal, which was burnt, will have to be demolished as the structure is too weak.Today, a section of tents are set to come down, as a new international arrivals terminal is opened. It was initially planned to be a parking...

Ken on 13th Sep

When you talk of Kenya’s presidency, there are several things that go hand in hand with it. In any public ceremony, the president must sit on the presidential chair – the physical chair.There is also the presidential standard. Uhuru Kenyatta has a blue one, and it must be hoisted alongside the national flag, anytime he’s around.Then...

Ken on 13th Sep

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, is one strange man. He was among the legislators who had accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to the Hague.He even got a front row seat at the courtroom public gallery, but that did not stop him from dozing off, forcing security guards to occasionally tap him on the shoulders to wake him up.The Star is reporting that he...

Ken on 12th Sep

After seven years with Sunday Nation, controversial columnist Makau Mutua has moved to the Standard on Sunday.Mutua made the announcement on Twitter yesterday. I’ve DECIDED to take my talents to the Sunday Standard. Thanks to colleagues at Sunday Nation and NMG for a great seven years.— Prof Makau Mutua (@makaumutua) September 11, 2013 The...

Ken on 12th Sep

Choices have consequences. Former Embakasi legislator Ferdinand Waititu chose to file a petition challenging the election of Evans Kidero as Nairobi Governor. Unfortunately, he lost the case.Now comes the consequences. The High Court has ordered Waititu to pay Sh5 million, to cater for the expenses incurred by Kidero, deputy governor Jonathan Mueke,...

Ken on 12th Sep

A Bristol-born businessman based in Dubai is bracing himself for a flood of orders for iPhones clad not in the gold-effect finish of the new iPhone 5S, but the real stuff. Amjad Ali supplies royal families and minted customers across Russia, China and the Middle East with gold-plated devices that cost up to £50,000. The 42-year-old entrepreneur,...

Ken on 12th Sep

A newly-discovered aquifer in Kenya’s arid Turkana region contains enough water to meet the nation’s needs for the next 70 years. The discovery of the Lotikipi Basin Aquifer was officially announced Wednesday at an international water security meeting of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in Nairobi. The...

Ken on 12th Sep

Ethiopian farmer Dhaqabo Ebba claims to be a staggering 160 years old, which would make him the world’s oldest living man. However, there is no birth certificate to prove his age Many people won’t be aware of Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1895, but one man doesn’t just know about the battle – he claims to have...