Ken on 24th Mar

Ruth Ngei, a daughter to freedom fighter and cabinet minister in Kenyatta and Moi’s governments, the late Paul Ngei, is a familiar face at Simmers restaurant in Nairobi’s CBD. Most nights, she visits the place, not as a reveler but as a hawker.When Standard reporter caught up with her, she was wearing a yellow T Shirt and brown linen...

Ken on 24th Mar

The Aga Khan, who owns about 70% of NMG is a shrewd businessman. Like the late Lonrho’s Tiny Rowland, he always aligns his business to the government of the day. Which is why, when it looked like Raila was set to clinch the presidency after he ‘won’ the 2005 referendum, the Aga Khan’s board at NMG queitly started ODMfying...

Ken on 24th Mar

I MUST have been about 10 in colonial Kenya when I saw men, women and children in a convoy of lorries being forcibly removed from their land and relocated to some dry plains they called the land of black rocks. They sang a sorrowful melody, but one that described their love and solidarity in hardship: even when they picked a morsel from the...

Ken on 22nd Mar

Blogger Dennis Itumbi, who is also TNA’s campaigner in charge of their online presence, is reportedly under investigation by Mzalendo Kibunjia led commission NCIC. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Kibunjia said that four bloggers were under investigation and would soon be arraigned in court. He however failed to reveal their names, but on...

Ken on 22nd Mar

Westminster HallWednesday 20 March 2013[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair]Government Policy (Kenya) Motion made, and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Randall.)9.30 amEric Joyce (Falkirk) (Ind): It is difficult to overstate the importance of Kenya to the United Kingdom and, indeed, the wider international community. Perhaps first...

Ken on 21st Mar

Former AFC Leopard coach Jan Koops is was over the weekend left Sh 50,000 poorer, after his house help disappeared with the money. Koops, who is the head coach at Kolongolo FC, said that on Friday, he had left his house help in his Buru Buru home with Sh 50,000, with instructions to bank it in his account. He was leaving for Busia. “While in Kisumu...

Ken on 20th Mar

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission chairman Mzalendo Kibunjia is in the spotlight, after blogger Robert Alai released a telephone conversation he had with him, without the former’s knowledge that he was being recorded.  The 11 minute recording starts as just a typical phone call, for about 6 minutes, where the two discuss general...

Ken on 20th Mar

This are the world’s top 10 drinking nations, according to CNN in a report released last week. 10. Australia A country whose former prime minister, the legendary Bob Hawke, was once in the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 2.5 seconds.   9. GermanyGermans may not be Europe’s biggest beer drinkers (that honor...

Ken on 19th Mar

A few months back, Jimmy Gathu was singing everywhere ‘Wacha Mpango Wa Kando’, a loose translation of ‘Be Faithful’. Despite all the publicity, cheating was still rampant. Someone had to go back to the drawing board.  This new ad features two women, one of whom innocently enquires about her friend’s husband. As is the...

Ken on 19th Mar

Onyango Ochieng Jr is a Kenyan possibly living in the diaspora, if his Facebook profile is correct. He is one of those people we hear are spreading hate on social media. One of his Facebook updates was particularly very shocking.  It now looks deleted, but someone took the screenshot on time.  Though the post is directed at particular persons, it...