Ken on 20th Dec

Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye continues to harbour presidential ambitions. This photo was trending recently on Ugandan twitter streets, under the caption, ‘Besigye with an eye for the presidency’..I still find that funny. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 19th Dec

Every person has that distinctive feature he’s know for. President Uhuru, it is emerging, has a very unique way of laughing… he bends backwards slightly.It appears this is when he hears a genuinely dope joke or story. So, next time you make him laugh this way, know you’ve nailed it. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 19th Dec

Sometime in late October or early November, Nigerian prophet TB Joshua prophesied that an East Africa president would be abducted by terrorists.Were it any other prophet, that would probably have gone unreported, but TB Joshua was right on the death of Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika.This particular prophecy was distorted by the internets, prompting...

Ken on 19th Dec

Billionaire’s Resort in Malindi, owned by former Formula One boss Flavio Briatore, was officially opened on Sunday.The Italian billionaire has made Malindi his preferred holiday destination, and he’s expected to remain in the country until after Christmas.Apartments in the Sh500 million resort have been bought by renowned billionaires...

Ken on 19th Dec

We’ve heard of overloading by Probox drivers. We’ve probably even witnessed. This one however you’ve not seen.The record has clearly been broken here. I don’t want to imagine just how many people are inside there. Photo by @HarrisonKahuura© nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 19th Dec

Nairobi motorists will now have to pay increased parking fees, following a ruling by High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola dismissing an objection filed by matatu saccos.Motorists who own saloon cars will now be required to pay Sh300, up from the current Sh 140 within the central business district. Outside the central business district, the parking fee...

Ken on 19th Dec

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party plans to rename world renowned tourist attraction, Victoria Falls arguing it cannot continue to honour the legacy of colonialism and Queen Victoria, whom the falls are named after.At its conference last week, President Robert Mugabe’s party said it did not make sense to continue having colonial names and...

Ken on 18th Dec

Just a few weeks after unveiling it’s first ever Boeing 777-300ER, Kenya Airways yesterday welcomed its latest member, an Embraer E-190.The airline has not indicated what routes the new plane will operate, but it’s expected to take some of KQ’s shorter distances. The Boeing 777-300ER, christened Masai Mara, is operating between Nairobi...

Ken on 18th Dec

After news of Mandela broke, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko photoshopped himself with Mandela and posted the picture on Facebook.It’s fake aspects were numerous, from the younger looking Mandela, to the taller looking Sonko, to the blurry Mandela but ‘clear’ Sonko.The controversial politician made international headlines with major news...

Ken on 18th Dec

Google has released their annual Zeitgeist report, that indicates the search trends on it’s various country specific sites.Big stories of the year have dominated Google.co.ke search, with Westgate, Mutula Kilonzo, JKIA fire and IEBC emerging among the top 10.Lucy Kibaki, Nelson Mandela, Uhuru Kenyatta and Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker...