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Matiang’i orders complete shut down of bars for two days during national census – Nairobi News

Entertainment spots which include bars and entertainment joints, which predominantly sell alcohol, shall be closed from 5pm on Saturday, August 24 until 6pm on Sunday, August 25 during the national census exercise. Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i made the order for the two-day closure of bars on Wednesday. “We will close...

‘Buyer Beware’ admin accused of holding two women hostage in deal gone wrong – Nairobi News

Two women on Tuesday recorded statements at Buru Buru Police Station accusing blogger Mildred Atieno Owiso, popularly known as Atty, of locking them up over a deal gone wrong. The blogger, who runs the popular online platform ‘Buyer Beware’, was arrested on Tuesday morning over human trafficking claims, according to the...

Here are Sonko’s achievements and failures as he marks second year in office – Nairobi News

Today marks two years since Governor Mike Sonko came into office as the second governor of Nairobi County. However, his tenure so far has been defined by instability, characterized by constant reshuffles, suspensions, sackings, constant fall-outs, operating without a deputy governor, unleashing recordings of other leaders and rarely operating from...

Senator Samson Cherargei arrested for coded message to Anti-Ruto wing – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has been arrested at his Elgon View estate home in Eldoret over remarks he made over the weekend. Mr Cherargei in a veiled attack at Deputy President William Ruto’s critics warned of unspecified action if they continue ‘insulting him. In the speech that was caught on tape,...

‘Buyer Beware’ admin arrested over human trafficking claims – Nairobi News

Blogger Mildred Atieno Owiso, popularly known as Atty, who runs the popular online platform ‘Buyer Beware’ has been arrested over human trafficking claims. According to the police, the controversial blogger was picked from her house in Umoja on Tuesday morning, but her followers claim she was picked from a house...

IEBC announces date for Kibra by-election – Nairobi News

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has gazetted November 7, 2019 as the date for Kibra parliamentary by-election. The seat fell vacant following the death of former Member of Parliament Ken Okoth, who succumbed to cancer on July 26, 2019. IEBC has set 7th November, 2019 as the date for...

Benga musician John DeMathew dies in road crash – Nairobi News

A road accident at Blue Post in Thika late on Sunday night claimed the life of Benga musician John Ng’ang’a, alias John DeMathew. Confirming the news, Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu stated that the singer’s vehicle rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel. He was alone in the car. According...

Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo arrested for ‘creating disturbance’ – Nairobi News

Former Member of Parliament for Makadara constituency, Reuben Ndolo, was on Saturday night arrested by flying squad detectives following a raid at Bustani Gardens along Oledume Road. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Mr Ndolo and six other suspects were arrested for creating disturbance and threatening to kill. Flying...

Ikolomani MP and family members survive road accident after son’s burial – Nairobi News

Ikolomani Member of Parliament, Bernard Shinali, was on Sunday morning involved in a grisly accident along Kapsabet-Mau Summit road. Confirming the incident, the MP said he was together with four members of his family and was travelling to Nairobi after the burial of his son, Chris Atema Masaka, who died in...

This is the DCI decision on DJ Moh Spice after gun probe – Nairobi News

Popular reggae deejay Nicholas Mugo Mwangi popularly known as DJ Moh Spice has been released after he was arrested on Wednesday night. DJ Moh Spice was arrested after he was photographed with a pistol tucked under his belt during the birthday party of DJ Kym of Nickdee Entertainment which was...

‘Fortune-teller’ Makau Mutua targets DP Ruto with new crystal ball ahead of 2022 – Nairobi News

US-based lawyer Makau Mutua has shared his prediction on the chances of Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 general election. The DP has announced that he will seek to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the house on the hill in the coming general election. But in a tweet posted on...

Uhuru’s media team goofs on census holiday – Nairobi News

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s media team  was left with egg on the face on Friday night after misquoting him on whether Kenyans will have a holiday during the census period. It took the Kenze Dena-headed Presidential Strategic Communication Unit ( PSCU) a whole two hours to realise that the head of...

Scare as Safarilink aircraft crashes into wildebeests in Maasai Mara – Nairobi News

There was a scare on Friday afternoon after a Fly Safarilink commercial aircraft hit wildebeests while landing at the Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, Maasai Mara reserve. The Dash 8 aircraft registered as 5Y-SLM was involved in the incident after the wildebeests ran across the runway as the aircraft landed at the...

It’s one year in jail or Sh100k fine if you boycott upcoming census – Nairobi News

Kenyans who boycott the upcoming census risk a one-year jail term or a fine of Sh100,000 or both. The government is set to conduct Kenya’s sixth national census on the night of August 24, 2019. But according to Statistics Act of 2006, any person who willfully fails to give any information...

Kivutha in surprise warning on Ruto’s chances in 2022 – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has warned leaders dismissing Deputy President William Ruto’s chances in the 2022 election. The Governor spoke in Turkana during the fifth Annual Tobong’ulore Festival, which was attended by many leaders including the DP. “Those who take you for granted and think that you do not matter are...

Day of reckoning for two rugby players convicted of gang rape – Nairobi News

Two Kenyan Rugby players convicted of gang raping a female musician last year are expected to be sentenced today. The sentence was set to handed down last Friday but the court pushed it to today. On August 8, 2019, Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku found the players Alex Olaba and Frank...

Plan to tax YouTube, Netflix in Kenya in final stage – Nairobi News

The ICT ministry is in the final stages of developing a framework that will be used to tax foreign online streaming media services such as YouTube and Netflix. The over-the-top services (OTT) will soon be required to declare the incomes they derive from Kenyan consumers. OTT services include all applications that...

What judges discovered after visiting KICC in new banknotes case – Nairobi News

High Court judges on Thursday visited the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) to establish whether Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s statue is part of the iconic building. Justices Kanyi Kimondo, Anthony Mrima and Arsenath Ongeri toured the site to try and determine whether it was wrong for the Central Bank of Kenya...

MCA’s short dress disrupts assembly debate as ‘provoked’ male colleagues protest – Nairobi News

Business was temporarily disrupted at Embu County Assembly on Thursday after male Ward Representatives protested the wardrobe choices of a female nominated MCA. Drama started when nominated MCA Lorna Kariuki stood to contribute to a motion. She declared that her remarks would be “as short as a miniskirt”. Mavuria MCA Ngari Mbaka...

Frenchwoman fined Sh1m after being arrested with ivory bangle at JKIA – Nairobi News

A Frenchwoman, who was arrested on Wednesday night at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for being in possession of an ivory bangle, has been fined Sh1 million. This after the accused, who risks a 12 months jail term in default, pleaded guilty to the charges. POACHING The French national, Laazibi Amal, who was transiting...

Drama as suspects arrive in court ‘too drunk’ to face charges – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Dramatic scenes played outside the Kibera Law Courts on Thursday morning after six suspects scheduled to appear in court blacked out from an alleged alcohol intoxication. Pictures and videos aired by NTV captured the suspects sprawled on the ground in a drunken stupor. Some police officers could be seen trying to...

Kenyans scold Passaris after her ‘rude’ reply to grieving family – Nairobi News

Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris is facing yet another backlash on social media over her reply to a grieving family that sought her help in fundraising. A tweep by the name Vildetah Glory had tagged Passaris, together with Governor Mike Sonko and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, for help in offsetting...

Youths engage police in street battle to protest recruitment of census officials – Nairobi News

Police were on Thursday forced to fire teargas canisters at a group of rowdy youths who took to the streets in Kangemi to protest the recruitment of census officials in the area. The youths had stormed the census enumerators training centre in Kihumbuini Primary School in Kangemi, Nairobi County to...

Uhuru shows off his newly acquired Jamaican accent – VIDEO – Nairobi News

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday left his audience in stitches when he read part of his speech in a Jamaican accent. The president was in Nakuru during the launch of the multi-million shillings National Assembly when he dropped a few lines in Jamaican accent after his trip to the Caribbean...

How Huawei helped Museveni spy on Bobi Wine – Nairobi News

An investigation by Wall Street Journal claims Huawei technicians helped authorities in Uganda to intercept encrypted messages to penetrate a WhatsApp chat group in which musician and politician Bobi Wine is a member. Bobi Wine is a fierce critic of President Yoweri Museveni. Ugandan authorities supposedly used messages in the WhatsApp group...

Post-mortem reveals what killed man during sex marathon in maize farm – Nairobi News

A 35 year –old man from Uasin Gishu who passed on during sex in a maize farm died as a result of choking. A post-mortem report indicates that Julius Kiptoo was highly intoxicated at the time of his death Moments before his death, Julius vomited and ended up choking to death, according to...

Sonko responds to man who publicly applied for deputy governor job – VIDEO – Nairobi News

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday responded to a man who forked out thousands to apply for the deputy governor job through an advert in a local daily. Governor Sonko told Philip Sogoti Chepsat he will only fill the vacancy once legislation pending in Parliament on nomination and appointment of...

David Ndii bemoans end of love affair with ‘let-down’ Raila – Nairobi News

The once glowing camaraderie between economist David Ndii and ODM leader Raila Odinga appears to have hit the rocks, if a post by the former Nasa strategist is anything to go by. On Thursday, Mr Ndii tweeted pictures of Mr Odinga meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sister, Kristina Pratt at his...

It will cost you Sh75k to have dinner with televangelist TD Jakes at Nairobi summit – Nairobi News

American televangelist Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr, better known as TD Jakes, will be a guest speaker at a leadership and entrepreneurship summit that will be hosted in Nairobi next month. The event, organized by KCB, will be hosted at Kasarani Indoor Arena on September 6. Those intending to attend will cough...

Nairobi county hospitals which stock expired drugs – Nairobi News

Nairobi County government Health department has come under fire for letting county hospitals to stock expired drugs and non-pharmaceuticals. This revelation is contained in a report by comes after Nairobi County Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC). According to the report, Mbagathi County Hospital – one of the four major county hospitals...
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