Ken on 29th Feb

2012 KCSE results are finally out and despite the top positions changing regularly, the one thing that remains constant is the failure of KNEC’s website and sms system to perform. The official website to check your results is always down year after year and 2012 is no different. The SMS platform seems to deteriorate every year. One joke that...

Ken on 24th Feb

The late njenga karume Veteran politician Njenga Karume has finally succumbed to cancer. The politician was just recently rumoured to be dead but that was just a false alarm, but on Friday, he died at the Karen hospital. Njenga Karume was a self made billionaire and has served in various ministries. He was a very close friend to Kibaki and...

Ken on 20th Feb

Image by Thikaroadblog.net Thika road is a about to be turned to an 8 lane highway, ( not sure its a superhighway), and one of the major sections whose end has been eagerly anticipated is the Muthaiga to Pangani stretch. This is the part that will revolutionize road transport in East Africa. With a series of underground tunnels and flyovers,...

Ken on 18th Feb

This video show a policeman been torn into pieces as he tries to disarm a bomb. The officer is seen walking to a polythene bag left by the road side, holding a metal detector and when the alarm sounds, he embarks on finding out what’s inside the bag. Watch it before it’s flagged on Youtube. ...

Ken on 15th Feb

Flight comparison website Skyscanner.net asked 100 passengers to rate the food served on 19 different national carriers. Arabian airlines show their might here with 2 of them ranking top 5. As you might want to guess, Emirates is on the list at number 5. Here is the list. 10. Air France – Definitely not the first place you would want to test...

Ken on 08th Feb

East African largest media house, Nation Media Group, has launched a radio station in Kigali, Rwanda. The new station, 98.7 KFM, is targeting the middle to low income earners of Rwanda with a major on the youth. It will broadcast in mainly Kinyarwanda, with a little of English.Rwandan Minister in-charge of Cabinet Affairs, Mr Protais Musoni, lauded...

Ken on 05th Feb

After the embarrassing claims of Njenga Karume’s death by NTV, it has been rumoured that the man behind the Facebook and Twitter update has been fired. Albert Gachiri is reported by Jackal News to have faced the sack for updating an incorrect ‘status’. NTV quickly retracted the report of Njenga Karume’s death, but since it’s...

Ken on 04th Feb

Njenga Karume is not dead. The ‘most trusted’ news source, Nation, today fell for rumours that veteran politician Njenga Karume had died. On their facebook page, they broke the news of his death, but were quick to retract that by posting, “Earlier today, NTV reported on Twitter and Facebook that politician and businessman Njenga Karume...

Ken on 04th Feb

Around, 2 months ago, Nairobi wire was launched. It was intended to be a blog breaking down national and global news in a manner depicting ease in understanding. Stories that have appeared on Nairobi wire for the last 2 months are carefully selected for the Nairobi and Kenyan market. Unlike other blogs, filler stories or what you may call junk is...

Ken on 02nd Feb

7 years ago, a painter got a day’s job. Graffiti artist, David Choe was given the job of painting, Facebook’s headquarters and given the option of either getting paid in cash or in stock. Though Choe did not believe in the then young Facebook, he decided to accept stock. That was in 2005 and 7 years later, the stocks which were then a...