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With devils on the cross, vote to save our nation
We should encourage them not to lose heart, to think of this electoral cycle as a learning process. As the few who went to school will attest, schooling is not about getting to the top.
By Peter Kimani 13 days ago
With devils on the cross, vote to save our nation
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Up in smoke: Is Roots party founded on a quicksand, and it's ready to flounder?
Wajackoyah, whose ratings tipped at 5 per cent, before plummeting to 2 per cent, has some lucid explanation for the rumours swirling about his impending defection to Azimio.
By Peter Kimani 14 days ago
Up in smoke: Is Roots party founded on a quicksand, and it's ready to flounder?
Cool Chebukati saves on costs by delivering poll materials via personal luggage
Chebukati and his team decided, rather wisely, that they could save a few shillings by delivering some election materials via personal luggage.
By Peter Kimani 21 days ago
Cool Chebukati saves on costs by delivering poll materials via personal luggage
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Ruto stumbles in the dark on debate night
In this memorable Freudian slip he was already considering a court battle, even before the ballots are cast.
By Peter Kimani 20 days ago
Ruto stumbles in the dark on debate night
Counsellors needed for polls losers
It’s logical that out of the 16,000 aspirants, some 14,000 watakula huu.
By Peter Kimani 21 days ago
Counsellors needed for polls losers
Wajackoyah's support base is taking root among the young, now and in the future
In recent days, he was reportedly in the United States, benchmarking cannabis growing and processing, in readiness for similar ventures in our fertile soils.
By Peter Kimani 28 days ago
Wajackoyah's support base is taking root among the young, now and in the future
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Rigathi Gachagua stars in sideshows to steal the show
Gachagua declared he wouldn’t entertain side-shows: he was there to sell the manifesto of his party and his vision of the future. I don’t know if he’d consider his powdered nose a sideshow.
By Peter Kimani 27 days ago
Rigathi Gachagua stars in sideshows to steal the show
Awards of national dishonour
Uhuru Kenyatta awarded his nephew Jomo Gecaga and nice Nana Gecaga top State honours.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Awards of national dishonour
Prezzo delivers what he promises: Swift and effective removal of KU vice chancellor in land feud
KU Vice-Chancellor, Paul Wainaina, did not tremble at the sight of the presidential edict.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Prezzo delivers what he promises: Swift and effective removal of KU vice chancellor in land feud
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Right from start our city of lights will keep waning
Sakaja and Igathe had a chance to banter without leaving blood on the floor, and even invent new idioms, as did Igathe with his “kicking a dead dog” mantra.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Right from start our city of lights will keep waning
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Junet shoots from hip, Weta lets rip on ballot printing
When Suna East MP Junet Mohamed speaks, which is often, his tongue works faster than his brain.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Junet shoots from hip, Weta lets rip on ballot printing
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Sakaja's case proves one set of laws for commoners, and another set for politicians
IEBC says it shall stand by its initial clearance of Johnson Sakaja to run.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Sakaja's case proves one set of laws for commoners, and another set for politicians
Swahili comes of age with World day
Kiswahili is among the top-ten languages in the world
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Swahili comes of age with World day
Mombasa sex workers announce new terms of service, as the going gets tough
“A session with no romance” has been adjusted to Sh500 from Sh300; a “full package of romance” is now Sh1,000, up from Sh500.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Mombasa sex workers announce new terms of service, as the going gets tough
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Gachagua dreams of eating meat and making merry
Gachagua does get delusional at times, as when he speaks about his frozen billions, the cash isn’t his anymore.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Gachagua dreams of eating meat and making merry
All Press, good and bad's good
Monica Gitau claimed to have served as a police officer before retirement.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
All Press, good and bad's good
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Sex workers announce new terms of service, as the going gets tough
A session with no romance adjusted to Sh500 from Sh300; a full package of romance is now Sh1,000, up from Sh500. Those who want to enjoy without protection will have to pay Sh3,000.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Sex workers announce new terms of service, as the going gets tough
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Tall tale of cops on the take, anti-graft agents giving chase
Life for police officer starts and ends at the Occurrence Book, so they need fertile imagination.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Tall tale of cops on the take, anti-graft agents giving chase
Meru chap hits the ground running after a rare 10-minute chopper fame
The man hang on a chopper carrying Agriculture CS Peter Munya at Kiegoi market, Igembe South in Meru.
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Meru chap hits the ground running after a rare 10-minute chopper fame
Commuters stranded as 'dry run' at Green Park affirms ours is a city running on empty
How many runs, by the way, are they likely to run before they launch a project?
By Peter Kimani 1 month ago
Commuters stranded as 'dry run' at Green Park affirms ours is a city running on empty
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Tall tale of damsel who left a distressed old man by the roadside, then walked to freedom
Thugs need to deploy some intelligence to their work to prevent senseless suffering of the elderly, especially if one bought you breakfast.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Tall tale of damsel who left a distressed old man by the roadside, then walked to freedom
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Sakaja: Graduate from school of life says he's on ballot
It is not clear which career path Sakaja envisaged at that stage of his life - his manifest gift in rapping was yet to emerge. The year was 2003.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Sakaja: Graduate from school of life says he's on ballot
A walking nation as oil prices keep rising
Oil prices affect every aspect of the economy, so there should be measures to cushion Kenyans.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
A walking nation as oil prices keep rising
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Using snakes and ganja spliff, Roots party plots a ladder out of Chinese debt trap
Wajackoyah and Wamae are grounded in Roots Party, they have other solutions for dealing with our Chinese debts, once and for all.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Using snakes and ganja spliff, Roots party plots a ladder out of Chinese debt trap
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Tinga's reformation and transformation of rebel to 'project'
Last Monday, Tinga, or Baba the Fifth, as he was addressed deferentially, looked relaxed, even happy.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Tinga's reformation and transformation of rebel to 'project'
Needed: A degree of honesty at IEBC vetting
Being a lawyer of good standing, Chebukati should have used the Mong’are “precedent” and similarly cleared Jimmi.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Needed: A degree of honesty at IEBC vetting
Kenyans insist on right to vote in 'our thieves'
How did International Criminal Court suspects become a model for what constitutes good leadership?
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Kenyans insist on right to vote in 'our thieves'
The Alchemist blighted by claims of racism, where everything's seen in black and white
If such claims prove true, nothing but permanent revocation of license would suffice.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
The Alchemist blighted by claims of racism, where everything's seen in black and white
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Prezzo's swansong outlines a future that Ruto is unfit to succeed him
So, DP Ruto was left on ice, elsewhere in the park as Prezzo UK honoured his Cabinet, the only national duty for the Veep being to tie the sash on his wife’s back.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
Prezzo's swansong outlines a future that Ruto is unfit to succeed him
A prayer for the nation: May thieves burn their stomachs
While most Kenyans associate prayer with fasting and meditation, the powerful and well-connected business and political elite do not believe they can pray without feasting.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
A prayer for the nation: May thieves burn their stomachs
An indecent proposal and a public rebuff
Huddah Monroe made it known that one of the desires of her heart is to date sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
An indecent proposal and a public rebuff
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On the run: Kalonzo wakes up, jogging way to presidency
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka aka Melon’s ace card was to run for President, which he finally announced on Monday.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
On the run: Kalonzo wakes up, jogging way to presidency
From accidental ride to early conversion: Why the expressway could bring positive change
Last Saturday I drove to the city centre, for the first time this year, using the old Mombasa Road, as other motorists flew past on the new Nairobi Expressway.
By Peter Kimani 2 months ago
From accidental ride to early conversion: Why the expressway could bring positive change
Governor Alfie Mutua is still on a losing streak
Barely weeks ago, Machakos Governor Alfie Mutua said he wanted to be President of the Republic of Kenya...
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
Governor Alfie Mutua is still on a losing streak
London's calling, and asylum seekers go into hiding to evade 6,600km trip to Kigali
Some asylum seekers in Britain have reportedly gone into hiding after a deal with the Rwandan government to ship them to Kigali for processing.
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
London's calling, and asylum seekers go into hiding to evade 6,600km trip to Kigali
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Alas, the Nairobi Expressway is at hand, but not for all
Soooooo, the hallowed road in the skies is finally here. It opens tomorrow, finally, hopefully, to the public.
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
Alas, the Nairobi Expressway is at hand, but not for all
Taking it easy, waiting for nuts to fall from above
I’m writing this from the shores of Indian Ocean; the proper expression is chini ya mnazi, some sort of utopian idyll where I don’t have to do anything else, other than waiting for a coconut to fall.
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
Taking it easy, waiting for nuts to fall from above
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Kalonzo's future lies in serious jeopardy, only he can save himself
Good morning Brother Steevo Kalonzo Musyoka aka Melon aka Wiperman aka former Veep. I send you warm greetings in this rainy season...
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
Kalonzo's future lies in serious jeopardy, only he can save himself
The thugs of Ruai only need daily bread, huge stocks can only turn into State porridge
The thugs of Ruai only need daily bread, huge stocks can only turn into State porridge
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
The thugs of Ruai only need daily bread, huge stocks can only turn into State porridge
Sonko skips town and starts new political life
Political maverick Mike Sonko has done what we all do when the going gets hard: he has skipped town to go try his luck elsewhere.
By Peter Kimani 3 months ago
Sonko skips town and starts new political life
Strong dollar boosts banks' profits
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Kakuzi posts 341m profits on export sales
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US team, clergy push for smooth power handover
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Schools reopen amid the biting high cost of living
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Woman buried after 5 years over land dispute
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