Ken on 17th Jul

Yesterday, the marriage bill was trending the whole day on social media. The bill has come up with several proposals including paying a fine if you fail to honour a marriage promise.Read: The controversial marriage bill broken downKenyans as always chose to add a light touch to it, and these are some of the memes, that were doing round. At...

Ken on 12th Jul

Blogger, playwright and Social media bigwig, Dennis Itumbi, has this morning been appointed a director in the office of the president.Going with the title, Director Digital, New Media & Diaspora, Itumbi has pledged to fulfill Jubilee’s digital promise.Itumbi made the announcement on his twitter and Facebook accounts. My Appreciation To...

Ken on 11th Jul

For one week, Equity Bank ATM service was down, and so was their elaborate Agent service. This left their 8 million customers no option but to queue in their banking halls; the kind of queues that coil themselves over and over and over, before getting out of the door. This surely left a lot of people frustrated, especially landlords who now had no...

Ken on 11th Jul

Yesterday, Willy Paul was on the receiving end on social media courtesy of a story on Ghafla, that accused him of having a love affair with a 12 year old girl.Apparently, the young girl, who is a KCPE candidate, was expelled after teachers learnt of the relationship.Willy Paul has not responded to the allegations yet.These are some of the comments...

Ken on 10th Jul

For several days now, there have been rumours that Mwende, famous for exposing Pastor Njoroge, had died.Allegedly, Mwende had been brutally murdered by people believed to have been sent by the pastor. This false news had been circulating on social media, especially after a rogue blog carried the story.Yesterday however, Mohammed Ali clarified that...

Ken on 10th Jul

And the Kethi Kilonzo FB Ndrama continues: KETHI updates; “I wish I knew” (Uhuru,Ruto,Harun Mwau,Philip Kaloki and 2,600 others LIKE this) KALONZO; @Kethi,dont worry. I am addressing Kenyans at 2pm today. Its not over yet. SONKO: @Kalonzo,”Addressing Kenyans”??? LMFAO! Who listens to You anymore?? KALONZO: @Sonko…FYI,Alot...

Ken on 09th Jul

Yesterday, following Kethi Kilonzo’s disqualification, Kenyans took to social media to express the latest development humourously.From hundreds of funny comments to these memes. This is how Kethi was portrayed on Social media.  When Muthama heard of Kethi’s disqualification.  © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 08th Jul

For many hours now, Muthoni the Drummer Queen has been whining on Twitter.She happens to be one of the passengers stranded in Greece, after a Kenya Airways plane made an emergency landing in Athens, on Saturday.Read: Muthoni Drummer Queen Stranded in Greece as Kenya Airways Plane is Detained  These are some of the reactions by Kenyans on Twitter...

Ken on 05th Jul

Britain has announced plans to ban herbal stimulant Miraa. Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement will definitely have an impact on local farmers, mostly from upper Eastern.Others to be affected are packers and transporters.Britain follows the footsteps of other European countries, which have in recent years banned the drug. Netherlands banned...

Ken on 02nd Jul

In the on going court case between controversial blogger Robert Alai and Dennis Itumbi, where the latter had sued for defamation, the court was set to make its ruling today.Robert Alai had allegedly linked Dennis Itumbi to the forged ‘UK dossier’.He then refused to recant his statement and offer an apology as demanded by Itumbi, forcing...

Ken on 28th Jun

Facebook has really evolved over the years. New features are being introduced regularly; From smileys, to Follow button, to hash tags.As Facebook comes up with new features and does away with others, one has stood the test of time; Facebook Pages.In Kenya, Facebook pages have proved to be quite popular, with some performing particularly well in the...

Ken on 24th Jun

Sonko’s Family Some time back, blogger ‘Kahawa Tungu’, he of Caroline Mutoko – Mutula Kilonzo rumour, posted some story about Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko. The article talked of how Sonko had neglected his family, and did not give any kind of support to his ailing mother in law. It added that Sonko only gives when cameras...

Ken on 19th Jun

Yesterday and today, Artcaffe has been trending for all the wrong reasons. Apparently, someone tried to buy 8 croissants at one of their outlets but was turned away for being black. Kenyans have been up in arms following the racism reports, but now, another subject is coming in.. What exactly is a croissant?Understandably, not many of have seen one,...

Ken on 19th Jun

The whole of yesterday and today, Artcaffe – one of Nairobi’s high end coffee and bakery outlet, has been trending on social media.It started when someone posted on Facebook that his brother had been arrested for trying to buy too many croissants, yet he was black.  Most of the social media ‘bigwigs’ took up the matter, and...

Ken on 18th Jun

Yesterday, the Higher Education Loans Board surprised Kenyans with a text message informing them that they now support M-PESA as a loan repayment option. Majority of Kenyans who went through university received some money from the Anniversary Towers based institution, and that explains why HELB was trending on twitter. Below are some of the interesting...

Ken on 11th Jun

Following suggestions that NARC under JUBILEE will field the late Mutula Kilonzo’s wife Nduku, for the Makueni senate by-election, Kenyans have taken to social media to add their voice. Wiper under the CORD coalition is expected to field Kethi Kilonzo – daughter to Mutula Kilonzo, for the seat.Kethi is quite popular following her performance...

Ken on 10th Jun

On Sunday night, NTV News anchor Smriti Vidyarthi was not a happy woman. Kenyans have been making fun of her name for a long time now, and she had had enough. She spared this tweet to enlighten people what was its meaning. My name “Smriti” means “that which will be remembered” and “Vidyarthi” means “scholar”....

Ken on 03rd Jun

[Photo||Robert Alai] Controversial blogger Robert Alai has admitted that the frequent court cases have taken a toll on his finances.The common denominator among Alfred Mutua, Francis Kimemia, Safaricom, NCIC and William Oduol, is the fact that they have court cases against Alai.In almost all of them, the blogger is out on Sh 100,000 bond.Alai...

Ken on 31st May

Days after Kiss 100’s Linda Nyangweso was cyber bullied because of her weight, another celebrity yesterday suffered the same fate.Ogopa Deejays’ Marya was the victim of twitter attacks after a recent photo of her surfaced.People could not understand how a celebrity can just suddenly get fat and below are some of the funny tweets. Marya...

Ken on 31st May

Spot the little blue mark? President Uhuru Kenyatta has become the first Kenyan to have a verified Facebook page, just one day after the internet giant launched them.  The latest move by Facebook is set to crack down on hundreds of fake pages, most established to impersonate public personalities. Kenya’s journalists have particularly...