Ken on 10th Oct

This is the year of Jubilee and it seems we’ll have 50 Shebesh and Sonko scandals to go with it.First was the Kidero – Shebesh slap, then the Sonko meltdown on KISS 100, then Shebesh – Sonko physical fight that happened twice in less than one week.Then this week, we’ve seen photos of Shebesh and Sonko in compromising positions.In...

Ken on 10th Oct

We have been waiting for a denial or some form of statement from Shebesh on the photos circulating online. That has not happened yet.In one of the photos leaked on Tuesday, the lady alleged to be Shebesh is seen performing some oral simulation on a potbellied man. However, only her trademark hair is visible, which may give anyone trying to prove that...

Ken on 08th Oct

This is definitely not good news, but I think you should read the exact words of Statehouse insider, Dennis Itumbi, without any spoiler. I parked just outside Macmillan Library. Macmillan is opposite Nation House and if you like your directions using bars, its next to Giggles.I can confirm that the Children who literally cling to your shirts asking...

Ken on 07th Oct

iHub has come up with a list of the earliest tweets referencing the gunshots at Westgate mall. The first came at around 12:38 pm on that fateful day.Initially, people thought it was a robbery, and it would take hours before the term terrorists got mentioned. Here are the tweets. [View the story “How Useful Is A Tweet? A Timeline from the Westgate...

Ken on 03rd Oct

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), has resorted to social media in a bid to recover over 7 billion shillings, Humanipo.com is reporting.Most of that money was reportedly awarded in the 70’s and the beneficiaries are now untraceable. The board is hoping to identify the former students on social media, as the government had not established...

Ken on 02nd Oct

Westgate terror attack really tested the professionalism of interior secretary Joseph ole Lenku. A lot of people believe he did not perform well and some say he should be shifted to a lighter ministry.In the middle of all that, someone has come up with this fictional list of famous quotes by the cabinet secretary. 1. All the suspects have been...

Ken on 01st Oct

On Monday, the Star newspaper had this story about a physical fight between Sonko and Shebesh. Apparently, the incident happened on Thursday night at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nairobi. It’s not clear why the two were fighting, but Shebesh is reportedly nursing an arm injury. Both leaders have also threatened to go to court.So, when news broke...

Ken on 27th Sep

Controversial blogger Robert Alai has received a lot of praise for his coverage of the Westgate terror attack. Despite not having resources of a media house, Alai provided minute by minute updates and images to his over 100,000 social media followers.He seemed to have more information and sources than actual media house.Among those that recognized Alai’s...

Ken on 26th Sep

The man behind the controversial blog, Jackal News, has gone missing. Bogonko Bosire has not been seen or heard from since Thursday last week.The last update on Jackal News came on Wednesday last week.Bosire’s college buddy and the current ‘government blogger’ Dennis Itumbi, on Tuesday informed his Twitter followers of the blogger’s...

Ken on 25th Sep

Kenyans online community today woke up to more bad news. Renowned programmer and blogger, Idd Salim, passed on last night at St. Marys Hospital, after a few days of a chest infection.Idd Salim ran a personal blog, Iddsalim.com, where he mostly wrote about IT related matters, with words any layman would understand.He was never shy to give his opinion.He...

Ken on 24th Sep

Standard on Sunday columnist, Makau Mutua, was yesterday the subject of attack on Twitter following what seemed like a stupid tweet at the worst possible time.The controversial columnist suggested that Deputy President William Ruto was using the Westgate attack to evade justice at the ICC.Ruto had on Saturday requested the court to adjourn, so he...

Ken on 23rd Sep

A Twitter user, @Kamau_Muhamad, has been tweeting very suspicious messages about the Westgate attack. Muhamad Kamau Maina is what he calls himself, but we cannot know if that is actually it. Since Saturday, he has been tweeting information only an Al-Shabaab insider would possess. His first tweet was of the destruction caused on non-muslims at Westgate...

Ken on 23rd Sep

The Twitter account of Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shabab rebels was suspended Saturday after they used the site to claim responsibility for an attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that left 59 dead and 175 wounded. A message from Twitter on the English-language @HSM_Press account read that the account was suspended, the third time this year that...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Nation Media Group CEO Linus Gitahi has apologized for Sunday Nation’s gory photo on the frontpage.The paper came under attack for their decision to use an image of a woman covered in blood.Kenyans on Twitter started the hashtag #BoycottDailyNation, but that never worked on the ground, as most newspaper stalls ran out of the paper quite early.Interior...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Today’s Sunday Nation cover photos has evoked strong reactions on social media. The paper chose to have a large photo of a woman with a face covered in blood, and that has not gone down well with many Kenyans.Citizen TV’s Julie Gichuru was among the first to condemn the paper for their actions. She said that loved ones of the victim on...

Ken on 20th Sep

We have seen #SomeoneTellNigeria, #SomeoneTellBotswana and #SomeoneTellUganda. Now yesterday, we had #SomeoneTellTanzania trending on Twitter.It started with an NTV story about Kenyans teachers getting chased from Tanzania. Department of Labour has even raised a complaint with the Ministry of East African Affairs. Ugandan teachers are also allegedly...

Ken on 20th Sep

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday appointed John Mututho as the new chairman of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), to replace Dr Frank Njenga, whose five-year term has elapsed.In his first press conference, Mututho promised to revive and enforce the alcohol bill, popularly known as Mututho law. He warned...

Ken on 19th Sep

“Government blogger” and Statehouse insider Dennis Itumbi, yesterday indirectly came to the defence of social media users accused of leaking an ICC witness’ identity, by claiming that the identity of witness 536 was only a Google search away.Itumbi wrote that immediately the witness named one of the accused, Google helped identify...

Ken on 18th Sep

Citizen TV’s Willis Raburu has come out to defend himself against allegations that he revealed the identity of ICC witness 536. In a blog post, the journalist said that his account was hacked, and we should stop crucifying him. Here is his reply. The obvious response would be, I did not do this and then I would proceed to show you how, but...

Ken on 18th Sep

Facebook blogger Cabu Gah, recently wrote down this post about Joji Baro, the HIV positive gay gospel artist you’ve probably never heard of. The 22 year old Embakasi resident sat down with Cabu Gah and this is his story. My name is George Barasa. Or Joji Baro. I am 22 Years Old. I was born in Nairobi and brought up in Bungoma. I am an GOSPEL...