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Anime and Manga fans meet as interest soars
Otamatsuri is the only convention in Africa that is exclusively anime and manga. Anime is the Japanese style of animation, while manga are Japanese comic books drawn in Japanese style.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 25 days ago
Anime and Manga fans meet as interest soars
Kiswahili 'not only for Swahili', experts say on language's fete
In Nairobi, a procession was held from KICC at 10am and culminated in a display of Swahili exhibitions at The National Museums of Kenya.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Kiswahili 'not only for Swahili', experts say on language's fete
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Mwende Mwinzi: Events that changed my life's focus
The birth of her first son had changed who she was fundamentally and had made her think hard about the kind of world she wanted her child to grow up in.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Mwende Mwinzi: Events that changed my life's focus
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Five ways to keep your brain sharp
Sometimes it is not the genes, but our lifestyles, that cause this difference, but there are some things you can do to give yourself a better chance at keeping your mind agile.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Five ways to keep your brain sharp
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Peris Mukoko: My active nature and bloodline led me to rugby
Celebrated rugby referee, Peris Mukoko-Wanyaga does not think she has had her biggest accomplishment yet, despite having a long list of impressive ones.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Peris Mukoko: My active nature and bloodline led me to rugby
Soweto: Township rich in tales
The Soweto of today is a far cry from the place that once had signs reading, “Caution. Beware of natives,” but that history is embedded in its fabric.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Soweto: Township rich in tales
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Elizabeth Adongo: My work is to get the job done
Elizabeth Adongo is currently the senior policy advisor to Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary (CS), Professor Margaret Kobia.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Elizabeth Adongo: My work is to get the job done
Akothee: The lioness, on her new book and new album
The singer has been candid about her love life, making it a hot topic on social media. She has also been having health challenges but says she is doing much better now.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 2 months ago
Akothee: The lioness, on her new book and new album
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Tales from a bush pilot with love for farming
Captain Tim Oruya has narrowly escaped bombs, being shot at, and has evaded wild animals in the course of his career. Bush flying is not for the faint of heart.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 2 months ago
Tales from a bush pilot with love for farming
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I am not my job: Ezra Chiloba on confronting his fears, survival
The events of 2017 were, unsurprisingly, one of the most defining moments of his life. He has always maintained that his ouster from the electoral commission was premeditated and unfair.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 3 months ago
I am not my job: Ezra Chiloba on confronting his fears, survival
Police dismiss reports Bongo star Harmonize arrested
Harmonize headlined the Afrika Moja concert at KICC on Friday, but allegedly failed to appear and perform at several other expected venues or only appeared briefly.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 3 months ago
Police dismiss reports Bongo star Harmonize arrested
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A day with Kenya's Nat-Geo explorer Clement Karagu
Clement Kiragu is one of the best photographers in the world and the wild is the home of the magic that he produces.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 3 months ago
A day with Kenya's Nat-Geo explorer Clement Karagu
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‘Life can only be understood backwards’
David Gatende joined Davis and Shirtliff as a fresh graduate engineer. He rose up the ranks to become the company’s first non-family CEO in 70 years in 2016.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 3 months ago
‘Life can only be understood backwards’
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Juliet Nyaga: Don't try to fit in 'giant shoes'
Juliet Nyaga is that kind of fascinating character, with an intriguing thought process delivered through her gift of the gab.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Juliet Nyaga: Don't try to fit in 'giant shoes'
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Kasiva Mutua: Drummer thinking in sound
She has many drums and various percussive instruments, many of which she makes herself when she is looking for a specific sound. Ngewa helps you experience the world as she hears it.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Kasiva Mutua: Drummer thinking in sound
Worth the hype: Tell them I will be in Tsavo
Tsavo West National Park is the only park in Kenya with volcanic activity, where you can get into a river and watch the fish, hippos and crocodiles from inside the river.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Worth the hype: Tell them I will be in Tsavo
Jabali Afrika: From humble Kenya National Theatre to the Grammys
The band were invited to headline the African Heritage Festival tour of Germany and Austria.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Jabali Afrika: From humble Kenya National Theatre to the Grammys
A stroke gave me purpose
Emily Korir grew up sickly, but a brush with stroke birthed a dream that people with disabilities deserve accessible housing.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
A stroke gave me purpose
'Just in Time' is a sunshiny, feel-good type of movie that makes for easy watching, a new-ish genre in Kenya
'Just in Time' is a sunshiny, feel-good type of movie that makes for easy watching, a new-ish genre in Kenya.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
'Just in Time' is a sunshiny, feel-good type of movie that makes for easy watching, a new-ish genre in Kenya
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Most shocking live and onstage moments that stunned world
When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over a joke Rock made at the Oscars regarding Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair, the world was stunned.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Most shocking live and onstage moments that stunned world
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Jimmi Gathu’s guide to reinventing yourself
Jimmy Gathu, 52, is the king of re-invention, thanks to his Da Vinci-esque litany of talents, has been a singer-songwriter, radio host, TV show host.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Jimmi Gathu’s guide to reinventing yourself
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Hazel Wachira: Kenyan who dreamt, turned Dreamliner into a cargo plane
Ms Wachira has been an engineer with KQ for the past five years, supporting the airline’s Engineering Department on the Boeing 787.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 4 months ago
Hazel Wachira: Kenyan who dreamt, turned Dreamliner into a cargo plane
They are flying high in the aviation industry
The aviation industry is one of the least balanced when it comes to gender, especially at the technical and top leadership levels.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 5 months ago
They are flying high in the aviation industry
The leisure of staying in apartment hotels
In an Airbnb you live in a full apartment, but with no service, and in a hotel you only have a room, but with all hotel services.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 5 months ago
The leisure of staying in apartment hotels
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I watched my daughter die slowly, in pain
At 15, Mobese Kashama had just come from one that had lasted for a week with a cough that did not bother her much at first but would not go away.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 5 months ago
I watched my daughter die slowly, in pain
Remembering Fadhili Williams: Love, music and meeting President
If Fadhili Williams has had his way he would have never become a musician. His health started failing at the end of 2000 and he died on February 2001.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 5 months ago
Remembering Fadhili Williams: Love, music and meeting President
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Liz Njagah: ‘House of Lungula’ opened doors for me
Liz Njangah ended up winning the Best Actress award at the London Greek Film Festival for her portrayal of a Kenyan immigrant.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Liz Njagah: ‘House of Lungula’ opened doors for me
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Kiriamiti: Out of crime, I just want to be John
Murang’a people are proud of their son. Even the people who used to be his worst enemies – the police - are now his best friends.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Kiriamiti: Out of crime, I just want to be John
Changing trends in the business of cutting men’s hair
Welcome to the new world of male grooming, a far cry from when a barbershop in Kenya used to be a tree with a scrapwood sign labelled ‘Kinyozi'.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Changing trends in the business of cutting men’s hair
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My dad wasn't happy I had a Nigerian boyfriend
Muindi Mbingu is Wavinya Ndeti’s great grandfather. By blood, and, as I quickly learn from my conversation with her, also by character.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
My dad wasn't happy I had a Nigerian boyfriend
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Maryanne Mudavadi: Musalia's daughter who caused tremors at earthquake event
'Good morning dad, the next president of Kenya,' Maryanne Mudavadi endearingly introduced her father Musalia during the ANC event at Bomas of Kenya.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Maryanne Mudavadi: Musalia's daughter who caused tremors at earthquake event
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Making an impact: I had big shoes to fill
Pravir also happens to be an impact investor, the Director of Sarova Hotels and Aion Properties. He sits on various boards in Kenya and London.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Making an impact: I had big shoes to fill
Local tourism boosts airlines amid Covid-19 travel hiccups
When Covid-19 broke out in March 2020, there were times flights would have only five people, says Kisumu International Airport Manager Selina Gor.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Local tourism boosts airlines amid Covid-19 travel hiccups
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All in a day’s work: Surgeon, president, writer
Dr Miriam Mutebi is the first female breast cancer surgeon in Kenya and numerous appointments, including co-chair of cancer management taskforce.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
All in a day’s work: Surgeon, president, writer
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Prince Andrew: Sex scandal in the palace
The case against Prince Andrew may be heard later this year.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 6 months ago
Prince Andrew: Sex scandal in the palace
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Why we opted for plastic surgery
Plastic surgery is not just aesthetic surgery like tummy tucks, breast reductions, breast augmentations, liposuction and facelifts.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 7 months ago
Why we opted for plastic surgery
It was a dull year as event organisers struggled to pull crowds
Kenyans favour foreign artistes more, even though they are generally accommodative of everyone across the board.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 7 months ago
It was a dull year as event organisers struggled to pull crowds
Should we bother with New Year’s resolutions?
Despite studies showing that 80 per cent of resolutions are broken, we keep making them.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 7 months ago
Should we bother with New Year’s resolutions?
Anime and Manga fans meet as interest soars
Otamatsuri is the only convention in Africa that is exclusively anime and manga. Anime is the Japanese style of animation, while manga are Japanese comic books drawn in Japanese style.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 25 days ago
Anime and Manga fans meet as interest soars
Kiswahili 'not only for Swahili', experts say on language's fete
In Nairobi, a procession was held from KICC at 10am and culminated in a display of Swahili exhibitions at The National Museums of Kenya.
By Jacqueline Mahugu 1 month ago
Kiswahili 'not only for Swahili', experts say on language's fete