Here are some of the stories making headlines this Wednesday.
POLL: Sonko Vs Peter Kenneth.. Who Would You Vote For?
Nairobians are in a crossroad. The choices being fronted for governor is like choosing between the devil and his equally evil brother. All indications are that Cord/Nasa will give probably the most incompetent governor a direct nomination. Having listened to people talk, I know Kidero is unwanted
RAW VIDEO: Moses Kuria Walks Out of Another Live Interview
It’s election season, which translates to season of lies and propaganda. Both sides of the political divide have their own versions, and unfortunately respective supporters take it as the truth. On Saturday, KMPDU Secretary General Ouma Oluga stated that the government will pay the 500 Tanzanian
RAW VIDEO: Dramatic Mpesa Shop Robbery Caught on CCTV
Cases of Mpesa shop theft are on the rise. Every other day, we are seeing CCTV footage of daring robbers stealing from these ‘mini banks’. They are lucrative because they deal in hard cash, without bank-like security. The latest video is from Uthiru shopping centre.
Moses Kuria: Good Things Happen Only When Raila Odinga is out of the Country
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has blamed opposition leader, Raila Odinga, for the labour crisis that has faced the country in the recent past. The controversial MP claimed that Odinga has been behind the just concluded protracted strikes by doctors and university lecturers. Sp
YouTube issues proper apology over restricted mode censoring creators
YouTube’s controversial “restricted mode” setting may soon be a thing of the past. Following days of backlash over the setting, which many LGBTQ creators realised hides some of their videos, the video giant on Monday night issued an actual apology on its blog.
If you hate Messenger, you’re really not gonna like Facebook’s latest update
If you’re not a fan of Facebook’s bubble-based chatting experience, we have some bad news: your mobile News Feed might soon be even more Messengerized. Facebook looks to be testing text bubbles in the comment threads of its mobile app.
Man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges tried to hide data in a cufflink
One rule of hiding something is to put it somewhere no one would think to look. In the case of admitted Islamic State member Samata Ullah, that meant hiding data in a cufflink. Ullah, from Cardiff in Wales, was charged with six terrorism offenses in the United Kingdom in October, and, on Monday, pleaded guilty to several of them.
Here’s the one place where Google Glass is actually thriving
Google Glass died in 2015. And while there have been numerous rumblings about a second-generation version, it has yet to materialize in any official capacity. But, as it turns out, Glass isn’t completely dead. Sure, for you, me, and all the cool Spectacles-wearing teens, Glass will never be cool (it still looks as dorky today as at did in 2013).
Drake wasn’t about to let Ed Sheeran hold onto his new Spotify records
Drake and Ed Sheeran will continue to live out their underdog narratives for the rest of their days as they take turns ousting each other as the King of Spotify. More Life, Drake’s new ‘playlist’ released over the weekend, just shattered two of Ed Sheeran’s streaming records he’s held for less than a month according to the streaming service.
Teen who narrowly avoided being eaten by a crocodile did it all for love
Like Meatloaf said, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” And by that, he may’ve just meant swimming with crocodiles. Because that’s nuts. Spare a thought for 18-year-old Lee De Paauw, who was reportedly trying to woo his love interest, British tourist Sophie Paterson, according to , when he got bitten by a crocodile in Queensland, Australia, on Sunday.
New Reports Raise Questions About Ivanka Trump’s White House Role
Two new reports indicate that Ivanka Trump is taking on a more formal position in her father’s administration after playing a key role in his campaign. According to a Politico report on Monday, President Donald Trump ‘s eldest daughter has secured an office in the White House and been given security clearance and what are presumably government-issued cell phones or computers, essentially making her a a full-time staffer “[i]n everything but name.”
Trevor Noah: ‘Fox News Is The Real President’
You probably knew that Fox News has a big influence over Donald Trump, but Trevor Noah says evidence suggests the conservative news network is actually the real president. Noah explained his theory Monday night on “The Daily Show.”
Ivanka Trump Company Is Accused Of Profiting From White House
A San Francisco clothing retailer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory company, accusing the operation of unfair competition because of her connections to the White House. Modern Appealing Clothing claims that the first daughter’s company, Ivanka Trump Marks, has gained an “unfair advantage” in the marketplace by leveraging the influence of the presidency.
Ellen DeGeneres’ Incredible Home Up for Sale, $45 MIL!!! (PHOTO GALLERY)
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have just put their amazing Montecito estate on the market … and you gotta think, anyone who has cash to burn would be lucky to have it. Ellen and Portia listed the estate, located in Santa Barbara County, for $45 mil.
Pope Francis Urges Priests To Call Out The Exorcists
Seems like that kind of time. Pope Francis has called on priests to contact “exorcists” when their parishioners are facing spiritual crises linked to “supernatural” causes. Any such exorcists, however, should be chosen with “great care and prudence,” the pontiff cautioned.
LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue – BBC News
From the section Science & Environment The Large Hadron Collider has discovered new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how the centres of atoms are held together. The particles are all different forms of the so-called Omega-c baryon, whose existence was confirmed in 1994.
Comey’s hearing passes but the political storm rages on
The FBI director, in his deadpan way, characteristically unleashed a new chain of political consequences Monday, in hours of steely testimony before a House hearing examining Russian meddling in the presidential election. Just five months ago, Democrats were left fulminating at Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Electronics banned from cabins on some Middle Eastern and African flights to U.S.
The official told CNN that there is a security concern regarding passengers boarding non-stop flights to the U.S. from some specific countries. The directive is to ensure enhanced security measures at select airports for a limited duration. The source said it will impact over a dozen airlines flying into the US.
Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick’s unemployment
President Donald Trump veered off message Monday night at a campaign-style rally aimed largely at pushing for the Republican health care overhaul to take credit for a completely different issue: keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of a job.
North Korea rocket engine test: What did we learn?
“Through this test, it is assessed that (North Korea) has made meaningful progress in engine performance, but further analysis is needed for exact thrust and its possible uses in future,” said South Korean Defense Ministry deputy spokesman Lee Jin-woo. He said the equipment tested “appears to have one main engine with four auxiliary engines connected to it.
Trump drops 220 spots on the Forbes Billionaires List
The magazine put his net worth at $3.5 billion, down $1 billion from the rankings it issued a year ago. As a result, his position on the Forbes’ ranking dropped 220 spots, leaving him tied with 19 others as the 544th richest person in the world.
What if your honeymoon could last forever?
“Walk all the way to the end of the beach, then ask the people at the coconut stand for Mark and Camille’s house.” Those are the instructions to find The Birdhouse — a new jungle glamping retreat in El Nido, a remote corner of Palawan island in the southwestern Philippines.
Footballer scores hilarious own goal in viral interview
Anas a striker for South African team ‘Free State Stars’ was awarded the “man of the match” after scoring two goals in the Star’s draw against Ajax Cape Town. His post match interview started innocuously enough as he thanked God and his fans, but things took an awkward turn as he thanked his “wife and girlfriend.”