Githae Mwangi on 16th Jan

An Evangelist in Bungoma has prophesied that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto’s cases at the ICC will be dropped. In an interview with the Standard Newspaper,  57 year old Pastor Wafula of The Exodus Church in Matili said that he had seen the vision when he was deep asleep at the beginning of this year. He also talked of...

Githae Mwangi on 15th Jan

Former University of Nairobi student leader Babu Owino has refuted claims that he is a drug dealer.  Babu has been marred by controversies  concerning  the source of his massive wealth. Last  year he is said to have paid the hospital bill of one of his student’s mother amounting to 768,000 Kenyan shillings. During  this year’s general...

Ken on 15th Jan

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande is expected to use his traditional new year’s news conference Tuesday to announce reforms to kick-start the country’s economy, combat widespread unemployment and boost his lamentable popularity with the public. However, the event risks being hijacked by a very different affair of state that is dominating...

Ken on 14th Jan

The anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda is more than simply a bill about homosexuality, and it is more than a pernicious piece of local legislation that affects Uganda alone. Of course, the bill itself is bad enough. Originally conceived back in 2009, it was introduced with the aim of ridding Uganda of homosexuality and, to begin with, contained the death...

Ken on 14th Jan

At least 200 South Sudanese civilians have drowned in a ferry accident on the White Nile river, an army spokesman said. Army spokesman Philip Aguer told AFP news agency on Tuesday that the boat had been overloaded with people trying to escape the violence. “The reports we have are of between 200 to 300 people, including women and children,”...

Ken on 14th Jan

Following the death of former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the media has been keen to report on his good deeds in life. It’s true that we should not talk ill of the dead, but this was a man who butchered thousands upon thousands with his army. Even Israel’s own inquiry found him personally responsible for some of those acts. However,...

Ken on 14th Jan

China and Japan are criticising each other’s policies in Africa as each country pledges more money for the continent. Japan has suggested China is buying off African leaders with lavish gifts. Meanwhile China accuses Japan of courting African support for a place on the United National Security Council. Japan’s leader Shinzo Abe is touring...

Ken on 13th Jan

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday hosted British Supermodel Naomi Campbell at State House Nairobi. The model  pledged to raise funds in support of the First Lady’s Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH) initiative, with the funds going toward the purchase of mobile clinics to facilitate access to quality health care in marginalized...

Ken on 13th Jan

The gunmen who attacked Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, killing at least 67 people, probably died in the attack, an FBI official has said. Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the 21 September attack on the mall. Al-Shabaab said the attack was in retaliation for Kenya sending troops to Somalia to fight the militants. Dennis...

Ken on 10th Jan

Somali rebel group al-Shabab has announced that it has banned the use of internet through mobile handsets and fibre optic cables throughout Somalia. In an announcement broadcast on Wednesday by a radio station affiliated with the group and later in a statement released to local media, al-Shabab said telecommunication companies had 15 days to comply...