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Naivasha haunted by sins of its founders 127 years ago?
Is Naivasha plagued by a violent history?
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Naivasha haunted by sins of its founders 127 years ago?
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District Officer who cost Kenya's image with Hollywood
During the filming of Out of Africa in 1984, State agents harangued the producers for depicting Africans as only domestic servants.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
District Officer who cost Kenya's image with Hollywood
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Day Kenyatta almost fainted after seeing loads of cash
When Jomo Kenyatta visited Central Bank vaults one day, his jaw dropped at the sight of rows of cartons packed with crisp notes.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Day Kenyatta almost fainted after seeing loads of cash
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Why able men fled from Kiambu to Rift Valley in 1917
Some scholars believe that Arthur's intervention saved many lives and unlike in other theatres of action in Tanganyika the mortality rate of the soldiers was three per cent.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Why able men fled from Kiambu to Rift Valley in 1917
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Why Kibaki, Karume were banned from carving goat ribs
The goat eating parties and the unbreakable bonds stayed to end of Kenyatta's reign in 1978.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Why Kibaki, Karume were banned from carving goat ribs
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When a British soldier was hanged for killing his cook
On August 18, 1960, Poole made history by being the first white man to be hanged during his country's reign in Kenya for over 70 years.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
When a British soldier was hanged for killing his cook
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Kenya exported maize to Europe to create ugali crisis
Government statistics indicate that the first commercial farming of maize, specifically for export to European markets, started around 1909.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Kenya exported maize to Europe to create ugali crisis
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Genesis of tyrannical, corrupt chiefs dates back to 1901
The crown for the most notorious chief during this period however goes to Kamiri wa Itherero of Riuki location who was a famous witchdoctor.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Genesis of tyrannical, corrupt chiefs dates back to 1901
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How Kenya braved the great depression of the 1930s
During that period, farmers could not sell their crops and the price of maize plummeted to a record low of Sh3.50 per bag.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
How Kenya braved the great depression of the 1930s
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When taxman recruited butchers to raise revenue
To ensure that the money was not pilfered, the tax clerks moved around with steel cash boxes which had the Treasury serial number.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
When taxman recruited butchers to raise revenue
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Day Appeal Court saved banker Githunguri from State
In 1984, after Njonjo fell from grace, Githunguri was arraigned in court. He objected, triggering a long legal battler that ended in the Court of Appeal.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Day Appeal Court saved banker Githunguri from State
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DC escapes death from wounded crocodile at L Turkana
The crocodile, subdued but not yet dead, made a last attempt to even the score. It grabbed him and badly mauled his hand.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
DC escapes death from wounded crocodile at L Turkana
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Transfer to Turkana just to earn Sh4 hardship allowance
At the time of the transfer in 1949, Maciel had been working for three years having been recruited from Goa to take the place of his father who had died in service.
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Transfer to Turkana just to earn Sh4 hardship allowance
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When Kenya's Treasury had Sh24m cash 111 years ago
The state of the economy then was not rosy and although it was not incumbent on politicians then to expose the nakedness of their motherland, the official statement issued then was quite enlightening.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
When Kenya's Treasury had Sh24m cash 111 years ago
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When politicians would be sent on sabbatical leave
Had it still been in force, it would have come in handy in West Pokot where Deputy Governor Nicholas Atundonyang was away for five years in the US.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
When politicians would be sent on sabbatical leave
Basketball: University of Nairobi pick second win after overtime victory against Eldonets
University of Nairobi Dynamites on Saturday registered their second win of the 2022 Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) women's Premier League
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
Basketball: University of Nairobi pick second win after overtime victory against Eldonets
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Day Jomo promised Sh60,000 the State could not raise
After the incident, it was decided that if a minister wanted something irregular or that which contradicted the rules, they had to commit themselves in writing.
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Day Jomo promised Sh60,000 the State could not raise
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The day Nelson Mandela walked into Saba Saba storm
Nelson Mandela's reception at the JKIA could not have prepared him for the flames of liberation literary burning in the streets of Nairobi and other major towns.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
The day Nelson Mandela walked into Saba Saba storm
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The day Wajackoyah was a sensation in British capital
Thirty years ago, Wajackoyah kicked off a storm in Kenya, South Africa and Britain so much so that at some point some media outlets feared touching his story.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
The day Wajackoyah was a sensation in British capital
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How Maasai lost their ancestral land to British in 1904
The cries of an estimated 70,000 herders from this pastoral community echo around East Africa as they are hounded out of their homes in Ngorongoro.
By Amos Kareithi 1 year ago
How Maasai lost their ancestral land to British in 1904
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