Ken on 14th Nov

A forthcoming Al Jazeera documentary takes an in-depth look at the grievances that Kenyan-Somalis have toward the Kenyan government and how Al Qaeda-affiliated group Al Shabaab is taking advantage of this to establish a foothold in the region. Not Yet Kenyan, filmed just before the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, exposes how Al Shabaab militants...

Ken on 14th Nov

Russian president Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, the ninth Dan ranking, giving him honorary grandmaster status within the martial art. Putin, 61, was on a visit to South Korea where he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, the head of the World Taekwondo Federation. This award means that Putin has...

Ken on 13th Nov

Former constitutional advisor to Raila Odinga, Miguna Miguna has come out to refute claims that he is suffering from cancer.A local blog had disclosed that Miguna may be suffering from the dreaded disease, after making several visits to a Nairobi cancer facility. Apparently, he had even applied for a South African Visa on medical grounds, ostensibly...

Ken on 13th Nov

Counterfeits are a threat to the circulation of genuine Kenyan currency. Security features in currency notes act as a deterrent and safeguard to minimise the risk of counterfeiting. We encourage the public to be aware of the available security features incorporated in genuine currency notes and to be able to distinguish between genuine and fake notes. Each...

Ken on 13th Nov

[Photo||Capital FM] Following the installation of CCTV cameras on major roads around the Kenyan capital, could road accidents and traffic violations be a thing in the past? Nairobi drivers have to be on the look out since the traffic cameras are now almost operational. The cameras will be online 24/7, and whether it’s in congested traffic...

Ken on 12th Nov

Quincy Timberlake, husband to former TV queen Esther Arunga, has announced that the Placenta Party will contest the 2017 presidential elections.In a long post on CNN’s iReport, Quincy describes how the party came into being, narrating the trial and tribulations of its top officials.He also recounts how the party gained euphoric support as we...

Ken on 12th Nov

[Photo||Red Pepper] Ugandan newspaper, Red Pepper is reporting that President Yoweri Museveni is HIV non-reactive… or in layman’s language HIV negative.Museveni took a public HIV test on Friday, to encourage millions of untested Ugandans to know their status.Several other leaders were tested alongside him.The exercise was held...

Ken on 12th Nov

The European Space Agency’s (Esa) Goce satellite has re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, burning up in the process. US tracking data suggests any surviving debris fell into the South Atlantic, just off the tip of South America, south of the Falkland Islands. Dubbed the “Ferrari of space” because of its sleek looks, Goce is the...

Ken on 12th Nov

MORE than 12 years after a terrorist attack shook the world New York City can again gaze upon the World Trade Center, after the first test of the new tower’s spire lit up Manhattan. The developers of the new World Trade Center tested the lights on the spire of the building on Friday night (local time), as hundreds of red, white and blue LED...

Ken on 12th Nov

The stories and motion pictures on the Titanic have made it seem like one huge ship. True, it was very huge during those days.... But how would the mighty TITANIC compare to a modern day passenger ship.This to scale picture says it all. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...