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Suicidal Man Dies in Fire After Killing Wife, Three Children and Setting House Ablaze
Kenyans, Club Owners Attack Sonko Over Closure of Popular Night Clubs
DK Kwenye Beat: “I’m Comfortable With My Weight But I Will Work Out for My Fans”
“I Was Forced to Slaughter and Cook Snakes..” Former Saudi Arabia Domestic Worker
America Based DJ Fully Focus Talks Touring The World and Working with Akon, Major Lazor, T.I and More
“Lucky to Escape,” Man Narrates Encounter with Hippo That Bit off his Legs (Photos)
PHOTOS – Rift Valley MPs Gift Musician With a Probox for Jubilee’s Campaign Songs
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Watch The Moment Miguna Miguna Was Chased Away By Governor Samboja’s Supporters
2018-01-17 06:36:06 'Liberation fighter' Miguna Miguna found himself in a tight spot on Monday after supporters of Governor Granton Samboja ganged up against him outside Voi High Court. The incident occurred after the High Court dismissed a petition challenging the election of the governor. The petition was struc.   Read More ...
What President Uhuru and Kenyan-born Australian Senator Gichuhi Discussed at State House
2018-01-17 06:35:57 President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday met Kenyan-born Australian Senator Lucy Muringo Gichuhi and urged her to use her position to boost bilateral ties between Kenya and Australia. Gichuhi, who won the seat for South Australia in 2017, paid the President a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. D   Read More ...
KTN’s Joy Doreen Biira Quits For Prime Government Job
2018-01-17 06:35:53 Experienced Ugandan journalist Joy Doreen Biira has joined the ever-growing list of journalists leaving media for plum government jobs. The former KTN news presenter has reportedly left the screen for a new job with Kenya’s Ministry of Mining. She reportedly took a new position as Advisor, Strategic Communications at the ministry towards the end of last […] Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire   Read More ...
Sonko to Hire 300 City Askaris As County Faces Serious Shortage and Aged Officers
2018-01-17 06:35:49 The Nairobi County Government plans to hire 300 city officers to improve county operations. Senior Inspector at City Hall Peter Mbaya said the County is facing a serious shortage of the officers. "We are overwhelmed.The number of city askaris working in the CBD is very small," Mbaya said durin.   Read More ...
Nairobi County to Distribute Waste Bins to City Estates as Sonko Seeks to End Garbage Menace
2018-01-17 06:35:38 The Nairobi County government will soon be launching rubbish containers at the ward level, estates and in the central business district to ease garbage collection in the county. The new plan comes in the wake of complaints from private contractors who are on a go-slow demanding over Sh150 million.   Read More ...
Suicidal Man Dies in Fire After Killing Wife, Three Children and Setting House Ablaze
2018-01-17 06:35:31 A man on Tuesday morning killed his wife and three children before committing suicide by setting their house ablaze in Witeithe, Kiambu county. Patrick Nderitu Karuiru, who is a manager at a local quarry, is suspected to have clobbered the children, who are all below ten years old, and his wife R.   Read More ...
‘Vindu Vihandsome’: New Bromance Between “Twins” DJ Mo and Martin Kimathi Sends Ladies Wild
2018-01-16 06:08:29 Hide your girlfriends gentlemen, there is a new power duo on social media circles disturbing Kenyan girls' peace. Media personalities Samuel Muraya alias DJ Mo and Martin Kimathi have emerged as a formidable pair on the social networking site, Instagram. Over the last one month, the television pr.   Read More ...
When You Can Expect to Pay Sh200 for a 2Kg Packet of Maize Flour
2018-01-16 06:08:26 Kenyan millers have projected that consumers could be forced to dig deeper into their pockets for a packet of maize flour in the next few months. According to the millers, the price of a 2kg packet is could go up to Sh200 by March. Currently, a packet goes for between Sh110 and Sh115. Chairman.   Read More ...
Second Blow for Shisha Smokers As Court Declines to Lift Ban
2018-01-16 06:08:21 A petition filed to temporarily lift the shisha ban imposed by Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has suffered another blow. Justice Roseline Aburili on Monday declined yet again to suspend the ban citing public interest. The Judge said there is "lesser risk" in maintaining the ban for now.   Read More ...
PHOTOS: Betty Kyallo Flaunts Her Curves on Beautiful Holiday With Mom
2018-01-16 06:08:12 As the tough month of January takes its toll on most people, TV presenter Betty Kyallo is having the exact opposite as she traverses the country on a stunning holiday tour. Barely a week after her breathtaking excursion in the wilderness at the Maasai Mara, the KTN news anchor is enjoying some R&R down at […] Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire.   Read More ...
Kenyans, Club Owners Attack Sonko Over Closure of Popular Night Clubs
2018-01-15 15:10:32 Governor Mike Sonko's haphazardness in closing down and parroting a campaign of malice and threats against some top City night spots has left the owners of the facilities and the many employees they employ reeling in sheer losses and uncertainties. After his announcement on social media, that Cit.   Read More ...
DK Kwenye Beat: “I’m Comfortable With My Weight But I Will Work Out for My Fans”
2018-01-15 06:07:17 Gospel music hitmaker David Kilonzo, better known by his stage name DK Kwenye Beat, has revealed plans to work out following pressure from fans. The 'Asusu' singer has been the victim of fat-shaming on social media and responded with a personal song about his journey; Kijana Wa Kayole. The 'Fu.   Read More ...
“I Was Forced to Slaughter and Cook Snakes..” Former Saudi Arabia Domestic Worker
2018-01-15 06:07:14 As with many Kenyan female domestic workers returning from Saudi Arabia, Maria Mmboga is glad to have escaped a life of torment, physical abuse, and mistreatment. According to Maria, going to Saudi Arabia was the worst decision she ever made. Besides thorough beatings in the two years she worked.   Read More ...
America Based DJ Fully Focus Talks Touring The World and Working with Akon, Major Lazor, T.I and More
2018-01-15 06:07:09 Michael Ndung'u, better known as DJ Fully Focus is an international touring DJ, an events’ organiser, and booking agent based in Atlanta, Georgia. Born and raised in Nairobi, DJ Fully Focus developed a passion for music and the art of disc jockeying at the tender age of 13 while attending his fir.   Read More ...
“Lucky to Escape,” Man Narrates Encounter with Hippo That Bit off his Legs (Photos)
2018-01-12 06:07:48 Year-Old man is still coming to terms with a harrowing hippopotamus attack that left him maimed. Enock Romano was attacked by the animal on Saturday while fishing on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Narrating his close brush with death, Romano said he was lucky to be alive after surviving the.   Read More ...
“Opposition Leader” Ekuru Aukot Invites Applications for 22 Cabinet Slots
2018-01-12 06:07:44 Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot has taken his plans of forming a shadow cabinet a step further. The self-proclaimed opposition leader has called for applications for 22 positions of shadow cabinet secretaries and senior advisers. This comes just days after the former presidential candidate a.   Read More ...
Nairobi Ranked Top 3 in TripAdvisor’s List of the World’s Top Destinations for 2018
2018-01-12 06:07:38 Despite losing its former glory as the "Green City in the Sun", Nairobi city is one of the top 10 world destinations for 2018, according to travel site TripAdvisor. The Kenyan Capital has been ranked third after Ishigaki, an island in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, and little-known Hawaai haven, Kap.   Read More ...
PHOTOS – Rift Valley MPs Gift Musician With a Probox for Jubilee’s Campaign Songs
2018-01-12 06:07:35 Jubilee Party members of parliament from the Rift Valley region have appreciated the efforts of Kalenjin musician Florence Chepng'etich "Naswa". Led by nominated MP Gideon Keter, the legislators presented the singer with a brand new Probox vehicle at the Parliament buildings on Wednesday. Acco.   Read More ...
Parent Collapses During Admission of Daughter Over 17K School Fees Demand
2018-01-12 06:07:30 A parent on Wednesday collapsed from shock while admitting his daughter to form one at Kingwede Girls Secondary School in Kwale County. Ndaikwa Chale from Kinango sub-county was reportedly shocked after he was informed that he was required to pay for school fees. According to his daughter, Fat.   Read More ...
PHOTOS – Meet Bahati’s Gorgeous Sister-in-Law Who Looks Like Diana Marua
2018-01-12 06:07:26 It appears Kenyan gospel musician Bahati married into a family with good-looking genes. This is after the singer's wife, Diana Marua, unveiled her equally stunning sister on social media. Diana, who is making a comeback after she had deactivated her Instagram page, is still enjoying massive popul.   Read More ...
Nairobi Crackdown on Illegal Garbage Dumping Nets 45 Suspects
2018-01-11 06:06:43 Nairobi County inspectorate officers have arrested at least 45 people in connection with the illegal dumping of garbage in the city. Peter Mbaya, a senior inspector at City Hall, said the crackdown will not spare anyone found breaking the law. "So far, we have done a crackdown at Eastleigh Are.   Read More ...
Finally: Tickets Available for KQ’s Historic Maiden Flight to New York
2018-01-11 06:06:37 It has been many years in the making but it is finally happening. The national carrier, Kenya Airways, is set to commence daily flights between Nairobi and New York in October. Better yet, travelers can now book advance tickets for the airline’s maiden flight to the John F. Kennedy International.   Read More ...
Matiang’i Orders Mandatory Customer Care Training for All JKIA Staff
2018-01-11 06:06:34 No sooner had Fred Matiang'i retained his spot in Uhuru's cabinet than he got down to doing what he does best: Streamlining. The Interior CS has ordered that all staff at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA) undergo a mandatory customer care training. Matiang'i was among three Cabinet Se.   Read More ...
“Not Everyone is as H*rny as You,” Akothee Breathes Fire on Bloggers
2018-01-11 06:06:30 Musician madam boss Akothee is one pissed off woman, with bloggers being the main culprits in her latest tirade of backlash. The popular singer is not happy with those other bloggers over their unwarranted interest in her love life. The 'Benefactor' singer has been on the spot recently since g.   Read More ...
“I Didn’t Ask for Posh County Mansion, I’ve Lived in a Bigger House for 25 Years,” Speaker Elachi
2018-01-11 06:06:25 Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi has refuted claims that she asked for a posh mansion located in an upmarket location that has a swimming pool in the backyard. According to Ms Elachi, the executive mansion is not meant to meet her taste but will be the official residence of any holder of th.   Read More ...
“Desperate” Single Mum Sells Three-Day-Old Newborn for 10K
2018-01-11 06:06:21 A 25-year-old single mother of three was Tuesday charged with selling her three-year-old infant for Sh10,000. Sarahi Kwamboka appeared before Kitui resident magistrate Johnstone Munguti facing child trafficking charges. She was charged alongside the alleged child buyer, Bernadette Musanya. The.   Read More ...
Gideon Moi: “Why I Would Gladly Decline Uhuru’s Cabinet Job Offer”
2018-01-10 06:06:52 Baringo South Member of Parliament Gideon Moi has said he would gladly decline a Cabinet position in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration. Speaking at Parliament buildings on Tuesday after being elected unopposed as the Chairperson of the Senate ICT Committee, Moi said reports circulating in.   Read More ...
Mombasa Women Want Miraa Banned, Citing Denial of Conjugal Rights
2018-01-10 06:06:47 Nominated member of county assembly from Mombasa Fatuma Swaleh Mote is set to table a motion in the assembly seeking the ban the sale and use of Miraa and Muguka in Mombasa. According to the MCA, the substances are causing broken marriages. She noted that women in Mombasa have raised concerns ove.   Read More ...
“The President of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta,” NASA MP Claims
2018-01-10 06:06:44 Kitutu Chache South Member of Parliament Richard Onyonka has sensationally expressed his reservations about the planned ‘swearing in’ of Opposition leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president. Onyonka, who is allied with the Opposition, said he recognises Jubilee leader Uhuru Kenyatta as the du.   Read More ...
Sonko Election Petition Collapses After Alleged Death Threats to Petitioners
2018-01-10 06:06:39 Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko can finally heave a sigh of relief after the petition challenging his election collapsed. This is after the High Court Judge Msagha Mbogholi dismissed the case on Tuesday following an application by the petitioners to withdraw. The petitioners; Japheth.   Read More ...
PHOTOS – ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star and Kenyan Husband on Dream Honeymoon in Maldives
2018-01-10 06:06:36 The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' pal Shamea Morton is finally on her long-awaited honeymoon. Morton, who has been sharing the prelude to her Kenyan wedding all season, is enjoying the pristine, crystal-blue waters of the Maldives with her husband, US-based Kenyan businessman Gerald Mwangi. “We.   Read More ...
Alleged Kayole Gaza Gang Members Shoot Dead Diplomatic Police Officer
2018-01-10 06:06:31 A police officer attached to the Diplomatic Unit was Tuesday morning shot dead in Kayole by thugs believed to be members of notorious Gaza Gang. The officer was shot twice in the head and on his right hand in an incident that left members of the public scampering for safety. The thugs also sto.   Read More ...
All The Funniest Memes After Massive Power Blackout Hits on Same Date as Last Year
2018-01-10 06:06:28 At this rate, it would be unfair not to give it up to Kenya Power for showing consistency in their poor service delivery. Barely a fortnight into the new year, the power supplier has managed to remind us why our country is still a third world country. This is after an alleged technical hitch plun.   Read More ...
Turning Over a New Leaf? Pastors Lay Hands on Babu Owino (PHOTOS)
2018-01-10 06:06:24 Could this be the year that controversial legislator Babu Owino turns over a new leaf? Well, all indications suggest that the Embakasi East MP is on a new path. The former SONU leader was one of the most vocal and headline-making politicians over the electioneering period last year. This year, ho.   Read More ...
OMG: 13-year-old Boy Commits Suicide Over Sh100 Gambling Win
2018-01-09 12:31:18 Year-Old Standard Four pupil on Sunday evening committed suicide after a quarrel over sh100 he had won in a gamble. The minor, from Chumani village in Kilifi County, hanged himself inside his room following the quarrel with his uncle. The deceased, Evans Kadenge, a pupil at Kararacha Prim.   Read More ...
“No Justice for the Poor” Kenyans Sympathize With Father of 7 Charged With Stealing Sh105
2018-01-09 12:31:15 A case in which a father of seven has been charged with stealing a measly Sh105 has elicited sympathetic reactions from Kenyan internet users. The middle-aged man, identified as Paul James Mwangangi, pleaded guilty to stealing the money from Kenyatta National Hospital on Wednesday, January 3, 201.   Read More ...
Ekuru Aukot to Unveil His Cabinet to Keep Uhuru’s Government in Check
2018-01-09 12:31:13 Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot has reportedly announced plans to unveil a shadow cabinet in the coming weeks. According to the former presidential candidate, his team will be made up of experts who would be tasked with keeping President Uhuru Kenyatta's government in check. Speakin.   Read More ...
Ezekiel Mutua Blasts Citizen TV’s ’10/10′ Show and Kenyans Agree
2018-01-09 12:31:09 For the first time since Ezekiel Mutua earned the title 'Moral Cop', Kenyans on social media have surprisingly agreed with the KFCB boss on popular entertainment show '10 Over 10.' Taking to his official Facebook page over the weekend, Ezekiel Mutua took issue with the Citizen TV show describing.   Read More ...
Health CS Explains Controversial Shisha Ban, Denies Any Ill Motive
2018-01-09 12:31:04 Health minister Cleopa Mailu has refuted claims that the decision to ban shisha in the country is not based on “biasness, unreasonable or bad faith.” In an affidavit filed in court on Monday, the Cabinet Secretary explained that the ban was "based on the greater public interest of protecting and.   Read More ...
“Come Back as a Married Man” Hilarious Reactions as Larry Madowo Takes Social Media Hiatus
2018-01-09 12:31:00 It appears Larry Madowo’s first resolution of the year is to quit social media and live like a caveman. The popular NTV news presenter has announced that he will be taking a sabbatical from social networking sites for an unspecified period of time. He, however, noted that he will still be active on television and […] Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire.   Read More ...