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...

Ken on 31st May

Secretary to the cabinet Francis Kimemia is now on twitter, at least through his office. @CabinetOfficeKE joined twitter yesterday and has already been followed by some of the biggest names on the micro blogging site.  Its first tweet, though belated, was this. UHURU APPOINTS Francis Kimemia as Secretary to the Cabinet— Cabinet Affairs (@CabinetOfficeKE)...

Ken on 30th May

This video will probably go down as Kenya’s most viral video on YouTube, after gaining over 1 million views in just 5 days. The video shows a high jump competition during Secondary School Games at the Rift Valley. Part of its YouTube success is because it was posted by some of the biggest websites in the world, among them Yahoo, Elite Daily,...

Ken on 30th May

K24 news anchor Anjlee Gadhvi has spoken about a vice common with Kenyans. On her Facebook page, the journalist wondered why she is now getting calls from people quick to seek favours from her, yet they were not as quick to congratulate her on her new job at K24. When it comes from a public figure, maybe people fond of doing this can think of changing.Here...

Ken on 16th May

Perfect example of ‘Started From The Bottom’. Itumbi now has unlimited access to Statehouse, and an income larger than a principal secretary’s salary. Onsarigo is an accomplished journalist having worked in leading media houses. © nairobiwire.comFollow @nairobiwire ...

Ken on 16th May

Controversial blogger Robert Alai was yesterday arrested by CID officers for tweets and blog posts he posted some time back, concerning former Siaya Governor aspirant William Oduol.  Early last month, Alai, through one of his blogs – Omundu khumundu, published an article claiming that Oduol is a wife batterer.With supporting pictures, Alai...

Ken on 03rd May

Former prime minister Raila Odinga jet back from the UK this morning, where he among other things said that all options are open, including a return to parliament.Raila had been in London for the Times CEO Summit, where he delivered a keynote speech on Monday. On Wednesday, he met Kenyans in the UK at Hotel Russell in London.Yesterday, the former...

Ken on 03rd May

Last night, Larry Madowo hosted Otonglo narrator Daniel Owira in studio, for the second time in a few days.Owira talked of his experience meeting the president and how his life has changed since his plight was highlighted on NTV. Towards the end of the interview, Larry Madowo created a Twitter account for him, on their big touch screen, live on TV....

Ken on 24th Apr

By now you should be aware that the President Uhuru Kenyatta has the most liked Facebook page in Kenya. It has been this way for several weeks now.Read: Uhuru Overtakes Churchill To Have The Most Liked Facebook Page In early March, Uhuru, then still a presidential candidate, overtook comedian Daniel Ndambuki, to have the most liked page in the country. This...