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5 Common Financial Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Everlyne Ombasa, a research analyst at PineHill Consulting 1.       Taking unplanned mobile app loans Mobile loans like Tala, Branch and M-Shwari are all the rage nowadays, but many do not think through their decision to take the loans which are really easy to get. They are more expensive than people realise,...

My Wives Threatened to Leave Me after Chemo Sessions

Imagine going to the doctor’s for tests, only to find out that you not only have cancer but liver failure as well. That’s the story of 62-year-old John Rono who was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in 2017. Read his story below as penned in Standard’s Sunday Magazine: ***************************************** I felt...

I’m Hopeful My Autistic Son Has Finally Found a Remedy in Stem-cell therapy

Lilian Radido’s son was diagnosed with autism when he was four years old. But before the diagnosis, Ms Radido had no idea what was wrong with her son and she thought he had hearing problems. Even after the diagnosis, Radido had still not grasped what autism meant until a colleague...

Why are marriages nowadays breaking up easily? Women speak out – Nairobi News

Divorce is now normal. We have couples seeking legal help with the intention of divorce just weeks into their marriages. Things must have taken a sharp turn somewhere along the way because 50 or 60 years ago, the situation was different. Couples stayed married. Families were bigger then and one...

Finding Dad Part 2: ‘Cucu, baba yangu ni nani?’

High school came and went and I was locked out of university for missing the cut off mark by a few points. Also Read: Finding Dad: My story of pain, rejection, heartbreak and hope It was going to be too burdensome for my grandparents to pay for a parallel...

Why you need to keep off boiled matumbo, minced beef – Nairobi News

Boiled matumbo, minced meat and chicken liver are some of the most contaminated meats being sold in some Nairobi supermarkets. According to certificates of analysis and examination exclusively seen by the Saturday Nation, Naivas supermarket is one of the outlets implicated. Two of the six contaminated samples were collected from...

From selling spare parts on Kirinyaga Road to writing cookbooks – Nairobi News

I wrote my first cookbook while selling Toyota spare parts on Kirinyaga Road, in Nairobi’s downtown. It was 2016 and I was working with my dad — he has run that business for over 25 years. Breakfast With the King has 70 different recipes for breakfast. I would write the...

Woman ordered to return dowry after row with hubby over her dressing – Nairobi News

Imagine seeking the court’s help to convince your wife to return home, but she instead persuades it to dissolve the marriage. A man in Garsen, Tana River County, was shocked when a Kadhi’s Court nullified his one-year-old marriage that he had tried to save. Apart from dissolving the marriage, the court...

Man sentenced to death for killing divorced woman who rejected him – Nairobi News

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to death for killing a woman who turned down his advances for a love relationship after separating from her husband. Mr Daniel Oyondi Moi hacked to death Reginah Kiinya outside Mweiga police station on April 29, 2017 in Kieni West sub-county. He had stalked the...

Butcher gets light sentence for killing friend in pub after fight over woman – Nairobi News

A butcher who stabbed his colleague to death in a bar following a fight over a female reveller has been handed a three-year non-custodial sentence by the High Court in Nyeri. Mr Moses Kanyi Muchiri, 28, was found guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter since there was no intention...

I hate Esther Arunga! – Nairobi News

The new twist that Quincy Timberlake murder case took on Thursday has only brought more pain to his mother Roselyn Wambitta. Ms Wambita, a mother of eight, says she fails to understand why former TV anchor Esther Arunga was not handed the maximum 25 years stipulated in law and instead...

Judge frees man who injured wife and her lover after catching them in his bed – Nairobi News

A man sentenced to four years in prison for stabbing and grievously injuring his wife’s lover has been set free by the High Court in Nanyuki following an appeal. Justice Hatari Waweru allowed the appeal by Michael Kimondo who had been convicted of grievous harm by Nanyuki chief magistrate Lucy...

Lion King movie premiere raises Kenya’s tourism profile

The premiere of the new Lion King movie on Wednesday has elevated Kenya’s profile as one of the leading  tourist destinations in Africa. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) officials were among the first Kenyans to watch the movie at Century Imax inside Garden City...

This Kibera Man Loves His Cockroaches Fried, Not Boiled

Because all manner of ‘Malimwengu ya Dunia’ stories only seem to happen in Kenya, there exists a man in Nairobi who feeds on the cockroaches in his house. Yup! Feeds on cockroaches. In fact, Mr Geoffrey Lugaye from the slums of Kibera in Nairobi, likes his roaches fried. He has...

This thesis presented at UoN has everyone mesmerized – Nairobi News

A Doctor of Laws thesis presented at the University of Nairobi has not gone unnoticed by Kenyans. Prof Patricia Kameri-Mbote, one of the country’s most decorated legal scholars, on Wednesday made history by becoming the first woman, and only the sixth individual in the 49-year history of UoN, to receive...

City man who lost wife, children in Ethiopian plane crash to testify in US – Nairobi News

A man who lost his wife, three children and his mother-in-law in the ET302 Ethiopian Airline crash in March this year will today testify before the congress in the US. Mr Paul Njoroge, 34, in an interview with US media said Boeing should scrap the plane and the top executives...

Kinuthia Preserving the Flare of The African Woman Through Art

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRiBhu879eM?feature=oembed&w=710&h=399] Patrick Peter Kinuthia who currently goes by the artist...

Quincy Timberlake used witchcraft to win over Esther Arunga – Joseph Hellon – Nairobi News

Kenyan Jazz maestro Joseph Hellon has shared staggering details of how he had unsuccessfully warned former TV anchor Esther Arunga to keep off Quincy Timberlake. In an interview on NTV, Hellon admitted to have been a confidant to both Arunga and Timberlake although he was opposed to their relationship. Hellon, with no...

Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet

Meat sizzling on the barbecue (BBQ) might be synonymous with summer, but consumers should re-think their menus to save the planet, a U.S.-based research group said on Wednesday. If the biggest beef and lamb consumers reduced their weekly intake to 1.5 burgers by 2050, it could cut greenhouse gas...

Quincy Timberlake’s Ex-wife Asks Kenyans to Forgive Esther Arunga

Formerly celebrated TV presenter Esther Arunga has this week grabbed major headlines in Kenya and Australia after she came clean on the circumstances leading to the death of her three-year-old son on June 18, 2014. The once high-flying lawyer and journalist on Monday told an Australian court that she lied to police to...

Beyoncé new album The Lion King: The Gift features Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Yemi Alade among others

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Going Outdoor Opens Store at Two Rivers Mall

Going outdoor, United Kingdom’s biggest outdoor retailer has opened a store...

KNH denies twin birth claim by Kibera woman – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has disputed twin birth claims by a woman who went home with one child. The woman told NTV that her other child was given to another woman after she gave birth via C-Section on February 05, 2018. She narrated a conversation she heard between two male doctors who kept...

Google confesses to listening to customers’ conversations – Nairobi News

Google has admitted to giving its staff access to some audio recordings from its Google Home smart speakers. The technology giant said it uses language experts to study a small number of audio “snippets” from users. According to Google, the study helps it develop voice recognition and other technology in its...

Israeli education minister supports gay ‘conversion therapy’

Israel’s education minister voiced support on Saturday for so-called gay “conversion therapy”, drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government’s religious-rightist tilt has worried liberals a home and backers abroad. Conversion therapy, an attempt to alter sexual orientation or gender identity through psychological, spiritual and, in extreme...

Nancy Githoitho is Restoring Patients’ Confidence

Nancy Githoitho, a mother of two boys and in her late 30s, lost her mother to breast cancer in 2017.Since then, Ms Githoitho has founded the Limau Cancer Connection, a cancer support group which makes and distributes knitted prosthetics to breast cancer survivors.She shared her story with Nation.co.ke. Limau means lemons in Kiswahili....

Why I was Better off Before Kidney Transplant

Geoffrey Mutai is a farmer in Kaplong, Bomet County who has been battling kidney disease since 2015. He shared his story with Sunday Magazine. I was diagnosed with kidney disease in July 2015. One day, I checked into Kaplong Mission Hospital in Bomet with a swollen face, hands and legs. I also had...

Fear not guys, no more chopping and vasectomy is now reversible – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Nairobi men are being called upon to share in the burden of family planning by undergoing reversible vasectomy as a family planning method. Vasectomy is a surgical procedure to close off sperm ducts. Medics say with new technology the process is reversible but it is still shrouded by myths on loss...

Woman with two marriage certificates loses Sh19m shares in family row – Nairobi News

A woman whose husband died four years ago will not benefit from Sh19.8 million shares he left behind after a judge ruled that her earlier marriage was still subsisting even after conducting a traditional divorce. Ms Rose Katunge married Prof Stephen Musembi Nzuve in 2010. This was shortly after she...

Rwanda’s traditional massage parlours that have got tourists swooning – PHOTOS – Nairobi News

Rubavu, Rwanda Traditional massage parlours on the beaches of Lake Kivu in Rwanda are a completely different ball game. Unlike Nairobi where massage parlours are a closed door affair, in the hilly resort town of Rubavu, a town on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, residents have dug out traditional parlours...
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