Ken on 14th Oct

A nation of Political Analysts  Raila’s and Ruto’s secret meeting on Tuesday night has been the main story this week. The two met at the home of businessman Joshua Kulei who is said to be leading efforts to re-unite the two. Both Raila and Ruto have not admitted that they indeed met, with Ruto actually denying it. The story that started...

Ken on 14th Oct

Trouble At The Oliechs Two siblings of Kenyan International Dennis Oliech have sued their mother over a piece of property worth Sh 40 million. Elsie Oliech and Kennedy Oliech are accusing their mum of colluding with Kenya Commercial Bank to sell a family building.  In an application labelled urgent, the two have sought orders restraining their...

Ken on 14th Oct

List of MRC Financiers Just two days after nominated mp Mohammed Dor defended the MRC, just coming short of admitting to funding them, it is emerging that another high profile member of parliament is funding the Mombasa Republican Council. In a list published by blogger Dennis Itumbi, Mvita MP Najib Balala features among 8 individuals allegedly funding...

Ken on 11th Oct

Nominated Thief ?? Members of parliament yesterday came out gun blazing to express disappointment in Kibaki’s latest decision to refuse to assent a bill that would have seen them take home close to Sh 10 million at the end of their term.  Some of the most vocal in this debate included the formerly reformist Rachel Shebesh, who recently dumped...

Ken on 10th Oct

List of Shame! A day after their shameless attempt to steal from the tax payers was thwarted by President Mwai Kibaki, we can now reveal the names of the MPs who voted for the inclusion of the controversial 2 billion shillings severance pay package in the Finance Amendment Bill 2012.The pay package got a lot of opposition from Kenyans who early...

Ken on 09th Oct

Yesterday, Kenyans turned out to demonstrate against MPs recent move to pass a bill awarding themselves a hefty send off package. Their actions bore fruits as the president refused to sign it into law, sending it back to parliament. Among those in the demonstrations were blogger Robert Alai, Singer Eric Wainaina and Boniface Mwangi, the man behind...

Ken on 08th Oct

The Judiciary Set To Acquire Mansion For The Chief Justice If you thought the recently completed Sh 400 million Vice President Residence in Karen was extravagant, then you’ll probably not be happy to learn that an equally big official residence for Kenya’s Chief Justice will be acquired soon. The Judiciary has invited tenders from interested...

Ken on 08th Oct

Renowned Author Loses Daughter  Micere Mugo, famous for the book she co-authored with Ngugi wa Thiong’o, ‘The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, has lost her daughter. Njeri Kũi Mũgo, died in New York on Thursday, October 4th, after fighting ovarian cancer since May 2012. There will be a public viewing of the body at Burns Garfield Funeral...

Ken on 08th Oct

“If I had continued with karate training.. I’m sure I would have saved my bodyguard.” After surviving a panga attack which unfortunately took away the life of his bodyguard, Fisheries Minister, Amason Kingi is set to start taking Karate lessons. Last week, the minister’s political rally was ambushed by suspected MRC members who killed...

Ken on 07th Oct

“He reached for his pockets and out came a bundle of crisp notes, which he threw far away from the chopper…” Kilome MP, John Harun Mwau may be accused of everything but at least he is a quick thinker, especially where his life is at stake. The MP was confronted by a very hostile mob in Kasayani Village, and his bodyguards moved...

Ken on 07th Oct

7 En-Suite Bedrooms, Each With A Walk-In Wardrobe.  It seems being the Police Commissioner and later Post Master General pays well. Major General Hussein Ali, built what has been termed as one of the priciest homes in Kenya. The 20,000 square feet mansion is built on a 3 acre piece of land in Karen, Nairobi.  The compound is expansive, with a...

Ken on 07th Oct

Meru Univerisity College of Science And Technology Backward Professors Suspend Student For Tweeting  Cyprian Nyakundi, a second year Actuarial Science student at Meru University College has been suspended for what the institution termed as ‘tarnishing its name on social media’. In a series of tweets and Facebook updates, Nyakundi expressed...

Ken on 04th Oct

Ipsos-Synovate – [Tribalism, Sex, Scandals, Unreliable opinion polls, Office Gossip… La saga continúa] Following this week’s revelations of alleged malpractices at market research firm Ipsos-Synovate Kenya, nairobiwire.com has continued to receive emails from an employee or a group of employees from the company, shedding more light...

Ken on 03rd Oct

BY A KENYAN DOCTOR I remember that fateful Friday as if it was yesterday. I had been on call for two days, and I left the hospital at 7.50 am to dash home to grab a shower before going back to the district hospital where I was working as an intern. No sooner had I gotten home than my phone rang. It was maternity, and anyone who has been there knows...

Ken on 03rd Oct

Tuskys Supermarket is still nursing the wounds of what is probably its biggest theft yet. A Tuskys branch in the lakeside city of Kisumu this week lost Sh 8.8 million in not very clear circumstances. Reportedly, the branch manager requested the chief cashier for the keys with an explanation that he was going to look at the account books and the cashier...

Ken on 02nd Oct

‘Whistle Blower’ Waiting For Ipsos President For The Complete Spilling Of The Beans Yesterday, we received an email message from a supposed staff member at Ipsos Synovate, who alleges that some top managers have been receiving money from a leading presidential candidate, to doctor opinion polls. Part of the mail reads, “Ever since...

Ken on 02nd Oct

I Did Not Sneak Out Of Parliament In A Car Boot Embattled Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu was hosted on Jeff Koinange’s bench yesterday, where he got a chance to explain himself. The legislator recently caught up in incitement allegations claimed that the video clip showing him telling youths to chase away Maasai’s was edited. The MP also...

Ken on 01st Oct

A report by the BBC titled, ’10 Monster Traffic Jams From Around The World’ names Kenya as one of the worst places to own a car. Other cities included in the list are: – Bangkok, Thailand– Jakarta, Indonesia– Manila, Philipines – Mumbai, India– Kampala, Uganda– Lexington, Kentuck, US– Austin,...

Ken on 30th Sep

Bring Zack Back Home Zachary Kimotho, the famous Zack of ‘Bring Zack Back Home’ campaign is currently admitted at the Nairobi Hospital. It was not immediately established what’s the illness but he is said to urgently require blood group O.  Zack has been the face of the campaign to build a spinal injury treatment centre, dubbed...

Ken on 26th Sep

Birds of A Feather… Yesterday, their were murmurs that fugitive Ferdinand Waititu was hiding in Mike Sonko’s house. We choose to ignore them since they were largely unsupported. However, Nation is reporting that Sonko is in fact the man who helped Waititu sneak out of parliament.  Yesterday, we told you that Waititu may have escaped...