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Uhuru's exit leaves Kenyatta kin with 'political dry spell'
Since independence, the First President’s family has been well represented in powerful offices. The family will be left with little representation at national level at the exit of Uhuru.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 13 days ago
Uhuru's exit leaves Kenyatta kin with 'political dry spell'
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Raila pledges to repossess 'grabbed' ADC Mutara farm
Raila who later flew to Nanyuki and held a rally at Central Park pledged to revive the collapsed Mountex Factory and revive the cotton industry.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 23 days ago
Raila pledges to repossess 'grabbed' ADC Mutara farm
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How Falklands War cut crucial funds for killer Nithi bridge
The highway was built from a British grant and opened by Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip in 1983.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 23 days ago
How Falklands War cut crucial funds for killer Nithi bridge
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Revisited: The Nithi River bridge of death
Since 1983 over 100 lives have been lost at the Nithi River Bridge blackspot.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 25 days ago
Revisited: The Nithi River bridge of death
Esther Waitherero: Kibaki's sister buried in low-key sendoff
She was buried where she had lived as a widow for most of her life after her husband Gichuki Macharia, also known as Kamami, died in the Mau Mau liberation struggle.  
By Wainaina Ndung'u 27 days ago
Esther Waitherero: Kibaki's sister buried in low-key sendoff
Mwai Kibaki's only surviving sibling, Esther Waitherero, dies
Esther Waithero at her home in Gatuyaini Village, Nyeri County on April 28, 2022. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Mwai Kibaki's only surviving sibling, Esther Waitherero, dies
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The roads and dams Uhuru built
Even President Uhuru Kenyatta's harshest critics admit he has pushed the road construction envelope further from where his predecessor Mwai Kibaki left.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
The roads and dams Uhuru built
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Mt Kenya elephant in the room: Is voter apathy the understated 2022 decider?
The region witnesses elaborate take-out-the-vote campaigns and this has been perfected from 2007 re-election of Kibaki, taken a notch higher by UhuRuto in 2013 and 2017.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Mt Kenya elephant in the room: Is voter apathy the understated 2022 decider?
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Chaos mars Raila's rally as Marsabit rivals clash
Supporters of CS Ukur Yattani and Governor Ali engaged in a shouting match.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Chaos mars Raila's rally as Marsabit rivals clash
Welfare officers want uniform criteria for awarding bursaries
Some NG-CDF funds such as Igembe South in Meru and Nyeri town give bursaries to all secondary school, college and university applicants provided there is proof they are in school.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Welfare officers want uniform criteria for awarding bursaries
Martha Karua assures robust support for devolution, vows 35pc allocation
Karua promised respect and protection of freedom of worship and urged Kenyans to treat the presidential race as a job interview.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Martha Karua assures robust support for devolution, vows 35pc allocation
William Ruto pledges to cut NHIF monthly fees, give waivers to poor
DP Ruto said he was concerned about delayed monthly disbursements to the most vulnerable including the elderly, terminally ill, widows, orphans and the disabled.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 2 months ago
William Ruto pledges to cut NHIF monthly fees, give waivers to poor
Three deputy governors challenge bosses in polls
The three are the deputy governors of Kirinyaga, Embu and Tharaka Nithi.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 2 months ago
Three deputy governors challenge bosses in polls
Board celebrates teenagers who have never seen cigarette ads
The board said the country had come a long way since cigarette advertisement was banned in the mass media.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 2 months ago
Board celebrates teenagers who have never seen cigarette ads
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So close yet so far: Murang'a hope for presidency dimmed
The case is different for Murang’a whose fortunes evaporated inches to the dream. Former Maragua MP said historical sacrifices by Murang’a are too great to be wished away.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
So close yet so far: Murang'a hope for presidency dimmed
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What do Ruto and Gachagua have in common?
He did his BA (Political Science and Literature) degree at the University of Nairobi in 1988. Despite the fallout, he has vowed that his secrets with Mr Kenyatta are safe.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
What do Ruto and Gachagua have in common?
Rigathi Gachagua's political journey
William Ruto has picked a man two years his senior as his 2022 running mate.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
Rigathi Gachagua's political journey
Kibaki sendoff: Colourful final drive to Mt Kenya through roads, highways he built
National Youth Service (NYS) officers were deployed for crowd control within the grounds and outside, body was removed from the hearse and placed on the military gun carrier.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
Kibaki sendoff: Colourful final drive to Mt Kenya through roads, highways he built
Munene Kairu's son recalls Kibaki's loyalty to 'Nyeri Six'
Kairu, who was close to Kibaki and five other friends were arrested during the one-party era after they had fought in a bar after a tiff over the political fate of the vice president.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
Munene Kairu's son recalls Kibaki's loyalty to 'Nyeri Six'
Leaders heap praise on Kibaki on farewell day
Uhuru, Ruto and Raila extol former president as father figure whose wit changed the country. There were political undertones despite clergy asking speakers to keep off politics.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
Leaders heap praise on Kibaki on farewell day
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The file bearer Kibaki's handlers shouldn't have ignored
Mzee Githaiga developed a keen interest in archiving clippings and has over 80 files of diverse personalities ranging from Presidents Kenyatta, Moi, former AG Charles Njonjo and many others.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
The file bearer Kibaki's handlers shouldn't have ignored
Why Mwai Kibaki appointed top leaders from Meru
At some point in his 10-year rule, Kibaki's government was heavily populated by Meru leaders in the top ranks, raising eyebrows even in his Central backyard.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
Why Mwai Kibaki appointed top leaders from Meru
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Will affirmative action favour Anne Waiguru in UDA?
Anne Mumbi Waiguru, the Kirinyaga Governor has for long been touted as one of the most suitable running mates for the front runners in the presidential race.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 3 months ago
Will affirmative action favour Anne Waiguru in UDA?
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Why Mt Kenya registers high turnover of elected leaders
It is a region that has seen those in office burn the midnight oil in a bid to convince the electorate to give them another chance.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 4 months ago
Why Mt Kenya registers high turnover of elected leaders
Case against British Army referred to intergovernmental team
Court has the jurisdiction to handle the case filed by 1496 members of a community against the British Army Training Unit in Kenya.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 5 months ago
Case against British Army referred to intergovernmental team
We have jurisdiction to handle Batuk case, High Court rules
High Court rules the BATUK can be sued in Kenyan courts but only after the mechanism provided in the defence agreement is exhausted.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 5 months ago
We have jurisdiction to handle Batuk case, High Court rules
UDA in bid to woo Kiraitu Murungi to political pact
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is piling pressure on Governor Kiraitu Murungi to agree to a political pact.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 5 months ago
UDA in bid to woo Kiraitu Murungi to political pact
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For man who challenged election of Rigathi as Mathira MP, it was baptism by fire
Michael Gichuru, who was Phyllis Wambura Maranga’s agent, an independent candidate, filed the petition but lost the case.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 6 months ago
For man who challenged election of Rigathi as Mathira MP, it was baptism by fire
Nyeri's Tree Tops Hotel celebrates Queen Elizabeth's crowning 70 years ago
Queen Elizabeth had then been driven to Nanyuki airbase from where she flew to Uganda and onward to a grieving nation, greeted with cheers in London.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 6 months ago
Nyeri's Tree Tops Hotel celebrates Queen Elizabeth's crowning 70 years ago
Raila to launch presidential bid under Azimio at Thika grounds
ODM leader Raila Odinga will tomorrow symbolically launch his presidential bid under the Azimio la Umoja Movement banner in Thika.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 7 months ago
Raila to launch presidential bid under Azimio at Thika grounds
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President Uhuru's legacy projects on a roll as ahead of the August election
The contractors are working around the clock to complete the megaprojects before President Uhuru exits office in August.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 7 months ago
President Uhuru's legacy projects on a roll as ahead of the August election
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How commission of inquiry helped torpedo Njonjo’s glittering career
The inquiry, which ran for over one year between 1983 and 1984, found all but one allegation against Njonjo had been established.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 7 months ago
How commission of inquiry helped torpedo Njonjo’s glittering career
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Uhuru's exit leaves Kenyatta kin with 'political dry spell'
Since independence, the First President’s family has been well represented in powerful offices. The family will be left with little representation at national level at the exit of Uhuru.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 13 days ago
Uhuru's exit leaves Kenyatta kin with 'political dry spell'
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Raila pledges to repossess 'grabbed' ADC Mutara farm
Raila who later flew to Nanyuki and held a rally at Central Park pledged to revive the collapsed Mountex Factory and revive the cotton industry.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 23 days ago
Raila pledges to repossess 'grabbed' ADC Mutara farm
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How Falklands War cut crucial funds for killer Nithi bridge
The highway was built from a British grant and opened by Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip in 1983.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 23 days ago
How Falklands War cut crucial funds for killer Nithi bridge
Premium
Revisited: The Nithi River bridge of death
Since 1983 over 100 lives have been lost at the Nithi River Bridge blackspot.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 25 days ago
Revisited: The Nithi River bridge of death
Esther Waitherero: Kibaki's sister buried in low-key sendoff
She was buried where she had lived as a widow for most of her life after her husband Gichuki Macharia, also known as Kamami, died in the Mau Mau liberation struggle.  
By Wainaina Ndung'u 27 days ago
Esther Waitherero: Kibaki's sister buried in low-key sendoff
Mwai Kibaki's only surviving sibling, Esther Waitherero, dies
Esther Waithero at her home in Gatuyaini Village, Nyeri County on April 28, 2022. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Mwai Kibaki's only surviving sibling, Esther Waitherero, dies
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The roads and dams Uhuru built
Even President Uhuru Kenyatta's harshest critics admit he has pushed the road construction envelope further from where his predecessor Mwai Kibaki left.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
The roads and dams Uhuru built
Premium
Mt Kenya elephant in the room: Is voter apathy the understated 2022 decider?
The region witnesses elaborate take-out-the-vote campaigns and this has been perfected from 2007 re-election of Kibaki, taken a notch higher by UhuRuto in 2013 and 2017.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 month ago
Mt Kenya elephant in the room: Is voter apathy the understated 2022 decider?