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Governor Waititu’s city homes raided by detectives – Nairobi News

LEFT: Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's residence at Kencom Estate along Kiambu Road where EACC sleuths have raided in an alleged corruption probe. PHOTOS | ERIC WAINAINA and DIANA NGILA  Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on Thursday morning raided two homes belonging to Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. Governor’s homes...

Governor Sonko threatens to sack ‘lazy’ cabinet members – Nairobi News

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko addressing participants during the disbursement of Nairobi County bursery at Charter Hall in Nairobi on April 2,2019. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has read the riot act to members of his cabinet saying that he will not hesitate to fire lazy...

Kenyans split on ban of second-hand car spare parts imports – Nairobi News

A second hand spare parts shop at Grogon garage in Nairobi on May 17, 2019. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU A notice from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) on the ban of importation of second hand car parts has elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans. Stakeholders and dealers are most hit with a majority...

Kenya ranked the best in Africa for offering good digital life – Nairobi News

Models take a selfie with a Samsung S6 phone during a past opening a new store at the Garden City Mall in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU Kenya has been ranked as the best African country that offers good digital life in the latest Expat Insider report released...

Nasa CEO Norman Magaya survives heart attack – Nairobi News

National Super Alliance (Nasa) Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya during a past media address in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU National Super Alliance (Nasa) Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya on Tuesday announced that he was recovering from a heart attack. Magaya said he was grateful to have survived...

Author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies aged 48 – Nairobi News

In this file photo taken on January 27, 2014 Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina during an interview in Nairobi, Kenya. AFP PHOTO  The 2002 Caine Prize winner for African Writing Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina is dead. Wainaina, an acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani, died on...

Curse of the rainy season in Nairobi neigbourhoods – VIDEO – Nairobi News

The rainy season has been welcomed by many Nairobi residents following the harsh sunny weather that was experienced in the months of January to March. However, to some city dwellers the rains have been a ‘curse’. Residents of Tassia estate have been forced to learn how to manoeuvre through muddy puddles...

Ethiopian PM schools Sonko on how to raise millions for city cleanup – Nairobi News

Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed during a cleanup exercise. PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko could learn a lesson or two from Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed on how to raise funds to beautify a city. The PM over the weekend hosted about 200 guests to a fundraising...

Posh Banda School probed over hygiene as Nema warns of court action – Nairobi News

National Environment Management Authority Director General Geoffrey Wahungu. Banda School, an elite learning institution in Nairobi, has been put on the spot by the environmental watchdog over its failure to adhere to basic hygiene. National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) has warned the school’s administration that failure to adhere to...

Four Chinese nationals arrested for assaulting road construction engineer – Nairobi News

Three of the four Chinese nationals who are in police custody for assaulting a road engineer in Turkana. PHOTO | COURTESY Police have arrested four Chinese nationals suspected to have assaulted a road engineer in Turkana. The four, according to police documents, have been identified as Wang Kai, Li Shaoqing,...

Uhuru gets naughty in State House with facial gesture – Nairobi News

President Uhuru Kenyatta has become the subject of hilarious memes after he was filmed making a naughty facial gesture while hosting business people at State house. Mr Kenyatta was captured on camera making the hilarious gesture to a person opposite him. The recipient of the gesture remains unknown. Kenyans online have been guessing...

Theft convict stages daring prison break – Nairobi News

The Thika Main Prison. PHOTO | THIKA TOWN TODAY A theft convict, who was serving one-year jail term, on Tuesday morning staged a dramatic escape from the Thika Main Prison. Area residents who spoke to Nairobi News said that they heard gunshots and when they enquired they were...

Fake gold suspect in more problems as bank sues over Sh12m loan dispute – Nairobi News

Flamboyant politician Zaheer Jhanda poses with a mountain of cash. He’s at the centre of a scandal in which a Saudi royal was conned of Sh250 million. Zaheer Jhanda, one of the men at the centre of Kenya’s fake gold scam, is embroiled in a Sh12 million car...

Chiloba’s old job at IEBC still up for grabs – Nairobi News

Former CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Ezra Chiloba. FILE PHOTO   The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has re-advertised the vacant position of Chief Executive Officer. Through an advertisement published on Tuesday in the local dailies, the commission has invited applications from qualified candidates. The position, previously...

Public warned about fraudsters impersonating CS Monica Juma – Nairobi News

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma in this photo taken on February 20, 2019 at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued a public alert about fraudsters who is impersonating Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma. In a statement, the DCI...

Kura called this newly opened road a masterpiece, Kenyans having none of it – Nairobi News

The newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link. PHOTO | COURTESY | KURA Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has bragged about the newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link,  calling it a master piece. The Sh3 billion dual carriageway starts from Waiyaki Way and passes through Kyuna, Spring Valley, Kitisuru and Peponi to end...

Wetangula in Hong Kong for anti-graft conference amid gold scandal heat – Nairobi News

Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura with Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula at the University of Hong Kong. PHOTO | COURTESY Bugoma Senator Moses Wetangula has been photographed enjoying the warm weather in Hong Kong as his alleged involvement in a gold scandal continues to hog headlines back home. On Tuesday morning,...

Police deny claims GSU officers were ‘protecting’ fake gold suspects – Nairobi News

Fake gold seized in a Kileleshwa house in Nairobi on May 13, 2019. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU The National Police Service (NPS) has denied reports that the General Service Unit (GSU) officers offered armed security to suspects in the fake gold scam. The denial comes amid reports that...

Somali Minister, MPs blocked at JKIA as diplomatic row gets messier – Nairobi News

Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. FILE PHOTO Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for lacking visas. The officials were part of a government delegation scheduled to attend the launch of an European Union-sponsored cross-border conflict management...

Foreigners operating unauthorized betting businesses to be deported – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i addresses Kenyans in queue at the General Post Office (GPO) as they wait to register for the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly known as Huduma Namba, on Friday, May 17, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i...

American billionaire surprises students with Sh40 billion pledge to pay their loans – Nairobi News

A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist on Sunday surprised graduating students with a promise to wipe out their debt for the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College. Robert F. Smith made the announcement in front of nearly 400 graduating seniors, eliciting the biggest cheers of the morning. “My family is going...

Police hunt down charter flight operator linked to fake gold scam – Nairobi News

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are hunting a man who runs a Charter Flight Business at the Wilson Airport and who has been linked to the fake gold trade. The latest development comes just a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered the...

Why Zahra Moi declined appointment to Nairobi Hospital board – Nairobi News

Zahra Moi addressing a gathering of women from various counties on March 9, 2019 at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi during the commemoration of the one year of the Building Bridges Initiative. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Zahra Moi has explained why she turned down her nomination to be a...

DPP Haji asks police boss to fast-track investigations on gold scam – Nairobi News

Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, during a past appearance before the National Assembly Justice & Legal Affairs Committee. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE The Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, has directed the Inspector General of Police to fast-track investigations into the fake gold scam that has dragged in top politicians...

MP released from police custody after his dramatic arrest – Nairobi News

Member of Parliament for Nakuru Town East, David Gikaria, during a Public Participation sitting by Parliamentary Committee of Energy to discuss the Nuclear Regualtory Bill 2018 at Bomu Primary School in Changamwe, Mombasa in this photo taken on May 4, 2019. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT Member of Parliament...

NHIF system ‘failure’ leaves patients stranded – Nairobi News

The Kenyatta National Hospital. PHOTO | FILE Patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) using National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cards to access health services and clear hospital bills have been left stranded following a system outage since Monday. The NHIF system at the facility has been down and...

Second suspect arrested for rape, decapitation of victims – Nairobi News

Detectives have arrested a second suspect they believe is linked to a series of crimes in Western Kenya. Twenty four year-old Boniface Gubimiru, alias Guga, is linked to a case in which the male victim was seriously injured and his wife gang raped before her leg was chopped off. In April...

Don’t call me a fake gold merchant, my biz is legit – Zaheer Jhanda – Nairobi News

Flamboyant politician Zaheer Jhanda poses with a mountain of cash. He’s at the centre of a scandal in which a Saudi royal was conned of Sh250 million. Flamboyant city politician Zaheer Jhanda has defended his involvement in gold trade. Jhanda is at the centre of a complex gold fraud...

Huduma Namba points deserted after Uhuru’s deadline extension – Nairobi News

Nairobians registering for Huduma Namba at Nyayo House on May 18, 2019. PHOTO | EVELYNE MUSAMBI Short queues were witnessed in Huduma Namba registration centres on Saturday hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a one-week . At the Huduma Centre in General Post Office, its was a sharp contrast...

CJ Maraga responds after KRA staff stun court with hoodies, dark glasses – Nairobi News

Some of the KRA employees when they were arraigned at the Milimani court on Monday, May 13, 2019 for collusion with tax evaders. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO Chief Justice David Maraga has warned Judges from encouraging suspects to appear in court wearing dark glasses and hoodies with an aim...
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