Ken on 30th Oct

Fifa and France Football have revealed the 23-man shortlist for the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’Or, with title-holder Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery and Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo among the candidates to win the individual award. Ribery is accompanied by five Bayern Munich team-mates following the Bundesliga giants’...

Ken on 29th Oct

Traffic along Waiyaki way was this morning paralysed after an advertisement gantry fell right in the middle of the road, blocking both lanes.Motorists, most of whom were reporting for work, have had to spend hours on the road, as the redirection was not exactly very effective.A close look at the metal work, from photos posted online, suggest that this...

Ken on 29th Oct

By now we all know what Giniwasekao means. It was used by Gor Mahia fans after it became apparent that they were winning the Kenya Premier League, for the first time in 18 years.It means “We have taken this thing”.Now, someone has corrupted the phrase to Giniwasecow, dedicating it to Kiambu people.. We all know the kind of stories that came...

Ken on 29th Oct

More than a million people have signed an online petition demanding justice after three men accused of brutally gang-raping a girl in Kenya were ordered to cut grass as punishment. The policemen who ordered the punishment should be disciplined for failing to investigate rape charges, the petition said. The 16-year old was gang-raped and dumped in...

Ken on 29th Oct

Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure will be in Nairobi today, to unveil a new alliance to fight the poaching of elephants.The initiative is part of the United Nations Environmental Programme. The Ivorian will also be unveiled as a UNEP goodwill ambassador, at the ceremony to be held at UNEP headquarters in Gigiri.In a press release, Yaya said,...

Ken on 29th Oct

Controversial blogger, Bogonko Bosire, he of Jackal news, has been missing for quite some time now. Director Digital, New Media & Diaspora in the office of the president Dennis Itumbi, who is also a good friend to Bogonko, has been leading efforts to find him.Last week however, Jeff Koinange stated on his show that Bogonko was not missing and...

Ken on 29th Oct

Meet Heshan De Silva, a 25 year old Kenyan who already carries the billionaire title with him… and this is Kenyan Shilling Billionaire. He owns the De Silva Group, a venture capital firm.Heshan went through a lot before discovering himself. He was born in a ‘not so rich’ family, but his parents gave him the best education they could,...

Ken on 29th Oct

The ladies after the confrontation [Photo||Standard] Two female motorists nearly exchanged blows along Waiyaki Way last Friday, the Nairobian is reporting. This was after a near collision.Apparently, the two were speeding before the one in front braked suddenly near Chiromo. The lady behind, driving a Vitz, screeched to point of slamming...

Ken on 29th Oct

It may be the most common mode of transport in Kenya, but that does not mean all its owners are proud of it. This Probox was spotted in Nairobi having a Lexus Logo at the back. Given another make, I bet the owner of this one will gladly make the switch. [Photo Courtesy] © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 29th Oct

Yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the 3rd Integration Infrastructure Projects Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Present were Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan, and the host Paul Kagame of Rwanda.This is amid constant reports that Tanzania and Burundi are being isolated in the new ‘coalition of the willing.’ Here...

Ken on 29th Oct

Waiting for love to happen will get you nowhere You have to kiss a thousand toads before you find your prince is the fairytale advice with a practical spin. Partly true because waiting around in the four walls of your home for Mr of Miss Right to walk up to your door or into your life is expecting a miracle. It may or may not happen, the chances of...

Ken on 29th Oct

With all the hype from Captain Phillips and last week’s news of a pirate attack off the coast of Africa, there’s a newfound pop culture interest in pirates and defenses against said pirates.  Enter the merchant navy, who swear that the musical stylings of Britney Jean Spears can save them from Somali pirates.  “Chart-toppers...

Ken on 29th Oct

NEW YORK (AP) — Ciara’s future is Future: The R&B singer and the rapper-producer are engaged. Future surprised the Grammy-winner with a 15-carat diamond ring over the weekend, their publicist, Chris Chambers, told The Associated Press on Sunday night. She was already celebrating her 28th birthday in New York when he proposed. Future...

Ken on 28th Oct

Yesterday, Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku held his homecoming bash at his home in Oloitoktok town, Kajiado County.President Uhuru Kenyatta was in attendance.We were finally able to see the woman behind the controversial CS. His lovely wife. President Kenyatta greets Ole Lenku’s wife © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 28th Oct

For the past several days, we have all been congratulating Gor Mahia for winning the Kenya Premier League Title. However, most of us have forgotten or chosen to ignore what some of its fans have been upto throughout the season.Nation cartoonist, Gado, is however calling it like it is.”Goons Mahia, Champions After 18 Years of Hooliganism”...

Ken on 28th Oct

1. His mother is an Igbo so he is half Nigerian. He claims she is his number one confidante 2. He is a father of three; a girl and two boys. 3. He was once a preacher 4. He is a professional musician 5. He is an amazing dancer who can hardly resist the dance floor once good music is playing 6. He is a very good cook and he once dreamt...

Ken on 28th Oct

Comedian Wanjiku the Teacher is wishing all candidates success in their examinations. What better way to do so, than design her own success card…in school uniform. She hasn’t changed much from her high school days, has she. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 28th Oct

On Sunday, President Uhuru Kenyatta was at the Maasai Mara to officially open a new tented camp, the Mahali Mzuri Safari Camp. The camp is owned by billionaire Richard Branson, through his Virgin Limited Edition Collection.Read related story.Here are some photos from yesterday. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 28th Oct

Billionaire Richard Branson has turned his love for Kenya into an investment. His company recently opened Mahali Mzuri Safari Camp at the Maasai Mara, that promises to give you a front row seat to the great wildebeest migration.The tented camp consists of 12 unique tents designed somehow like spaceships, each named after one of the 12 Masai tribes...

Ken on 28th Oct

On Friday, National carrier Kenya Airways received its largest plane yet. The Boeing 777-300ER comes with a wingspan of 64 metres and a capacity of over 400 passengers. It also has long-range flying capability, flying non-stop from the US on its maiden flight.Guests will now enjoy high quality in-flight entertainment; each seat will come with a 15.4...