Beware of ‘mchele’ in pubs, this is how they spike your drink
For the families of Hannah Magiri, 20, and John Mbugua, 30, their fresh graves with sprouting flowers evoke bitter memories of their cruel deaths.
By Mwangi Muraguri and Ishaq Jumbe 7 years ago
Beware of ‘mchele’ in pubs, this is how they spike your drink
Confessions of hardened 'mchele' woman who spikes with no regrets
When we meet Cindy (not her real name) at Mama Ngina recreational park, she brags about her conquests.
By Mwangi Muraguri and Ishaq Jumbe 7 years ago
Confessions of hardened 'mchele' woman who spikes with no regrets
Mombasa Governor Joho meets MCAs over continued assembly chaos
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has called on his allies to strike a deal with their opponents to end an impasse at the assembly.
By Mwangi Muraguri 7 years ago
Mombasa Governor Joho meets MCAs over continued assembly chaos
IEBC chair pleads with coalitions to spare team
Embattled electoral body chairman Isaack Hassan has pleaded with Jubilee and CORD coalitions not to disband the commission.
By MWANGI MURAGURI and RENSON MNYAMWEZI 8 years ago
IEBC chair pleads with coalitions to spare team
Search for car that plunged into Indian Ocean put on hold
The search for a car that plunged into the Indian Ocean has been suspended over high tides and lack of equipment.
By Mwangi Muraguri and Joackim Bwana 8 years ago
Search for car that plunged into Indian Ocean put on hold
Koinange family evicted from property by NSSF
The ownership tussle over a piece of land pitting the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the Koinange family intensified yesterday after the Fund evicted the tenant on the 14-acre parcel in Bamburi, Mombasa County.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Koinange family evicted from property by NSSF
Autism not death knell to a child’s future
Autism has been referred to as the ultimate test of parental love and often those caring for these children do not foresee a productive future for them.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Autism not death knell to a child’s future
Four top traffic cops accused of extorting junior police officers
Four senior police officers adversely mentioned by their juniors for soliciting money from them will have to undergo vetting afresh, a commissioner with the National Police Service Commission has said.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Four top traffic cops accused of extorting junior police officers
Police officers in Coast 'altering M-Pesa data'
Traffic police officers in Coast region are erasing or tampering with their M-Pesa records to conceal questionable money transactions.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Police officers in Coast 'altering M-Pesa data'
Commission launches vetting of traffic officers in three regions
The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has launched the vetting of 2,500 traffic police officers in three regions.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Commission launches vetting of traffic officers in three regions
Buibui debate: What’s the way forward
Mombasa’s Mackinnon Market is the place to shop if you are looking for a buibui. It is here I go to find out the emerging trends in how this clothing is being worn.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Buibui debate: What’s the way forward
Mombasa inspector grilled over Sh50 million empire
A senior traffic policeman was yesterday at pains to explain the source of his Sh50 million empire as vetting kicked off in the Coast region.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Mombasa inspector grilled over Sh50 million empire
State House says anti-IEBC protests meant to subvert the law
Public Communication Director Munyori Buku said the Constitution should be followed to expel the IEBC commissioners from office.
By Jacob Ngetich, Philip Mwakio and Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
State House says anti-IEBC protests meant to subvert the law
Uphold ethics to fight graft, Waweru urges accountants
Accountants have been challenged to uphold professional and ethical values to fight corruption in both public and private sectors.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Uphold ethics to fight graft, Waweru urges accountants
He sells sea-shells by the sea-shore
As one who understands his trade well, Mohamed Athman, 28, easily regales his customers with his in depth knowledge of cowrie shell trade.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
He sells sea-shells by the sea-shore
Chaos rock Mombasa County Assembly as Joho, Awiti factions clash over Speaker
Joho's fierce critic and an ally of Awiti, Kazandani MCA Mohammed Ndanda said the war in the assembly pitting the governor against Awiti, was political.
By Patrick Beja and Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
 Chaos rock Mombasa County Assembly as Joho, Awiti factions clash over Speaker
COMESA asks member states to integrate revenue collection authorities.
Countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA bloc have been urged to integrate their revenue collection authorities through Information Technology IT to eliminate bottlenecks in trade among them.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
COMESA asks member states to integrate revenue collection authorities.
These orphans are my joy
At the orphanage, we take care of 30 children whose parents died of HIV and Aids. Two children are HIV-positive and require special diet and care.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
These orphans are my joy
Mombasa squatters reject 1,000-acre gift in Kisauni
Squatters on a 4,300-acre farm in Kisauni have turned down the land owners' offer to settle them on 1,000 acres of the property.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Mombasa squatters reject 1,000-acre gift in Kisauni
Film board hits at critics over regulation of content
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chairman Jackson Kosgei has accused the media and players in the entertainment industry of bashing the board over regulation of content.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Film board hits at critics over regulation of content
Marwa: Rogue police officers working with drug peddlers
Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa has accused a section of police officers of working with drug barons to frustrate the Government's efforts to fight the illicit trade.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Marwa: Rogue police officers working with drug peddlers
Maritime Authority denies nepotism, mismanagement claims
The Kenya Maritime Authority has denied claims the state organization is chocking in corruption, mismanagement, nepotism and gross mismanagement, 48 hours after a picket by civil society activists on the agency's Mombasa office.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Maritime Authority denies nepotism, mismanagement claims
Friendships brewed in ‘kahawa chungu’
In and around Mombasa, it is common to find men sitting on low benches in a hot, humid afternoon sipping on kahawa chungu, a bitter coffee drink said to be an aphrodisiac.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Friendships brewed in ‘kahawa chungu’
Activists want Kenya Maritime Authority board disbanded
A group of activists in Mombasa picketed the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) offices demanding the disbandment of its board.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Activists want Kenya Maritime Authority board disbanded
Fresh row over SGR compensation package for victims
A fresh dispute has erupted between the county government and Kenya Railways (KR) over compensation of 1,700 fishermen and women.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Fresh row over SGR compensation package for victims
Where the ‘leso’ does the talking
Mesa Iddi had a neighbour who constantly tried to influence her house help to quit her job whenever Iddi went to work.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Where the ‘leso’ does the talking
Hepatitis A cases in Mombasa rise to 114
“We have established that most of the bottled water sold at matatu termini has illegal seals and could be terminated,” he said.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Hepatitis A cases in Mombasa rise to 114
Water cut off in Mombasa over illegal connections
Mombasa County Government recently ordered the closure of 2,500 water kiosks across the six sub-counties to streamline its operations.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Water cut off in Mombasa over illegal connections
Cashew nuts are my lifeline
Ronald Alwang’a, 39, has never regretted quitting formal employment to venture into cashew nuts business.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Cashew nuts are my lifeline
Rise of gangland attacks worry police ahead of 2017 elections
Drugs, militia activity and politics are the volatile mix that is fuelling new criminal activity in Mombasa and transforming the fragile calm in the coastal city.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Rise of gangland attacks worry police ahead of 2017 elections
51 Hepatitis A cases confirmed this year
Fifty-one cases of Hepatitis A have been confirmed in Mombasa County since January this year.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
51 Hepatitis A cases confirmed this year
Water vendors threaten to sue Mombasa county government
Over 800 water vendors yesterday threatened to sue the county government for revoking their licences.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Water vendors threaten to sue Mombasa county government
Opposition mounts against Joho’s Sh90 billion housing project
Opposition against Mombasa County Government’s proposed Sh90 billion housing project is growing, with critics now demanding it be put on hold.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Opposition mounts against Joho’s Sh90 billion housing project
CS Joe Mucheru urges youth to embrace ICT for financial gain
Information and Communication (ICT) Cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru has urged Mombasa youths to take advantage of the internet and other online platforms to promote their artistic talents for financial empowerment.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
CS Joe Mucheru urges youth to embrace ICT for financial gain
Tourists now throng world war graves
The heroic deaths of soldiers during the First and Second World Wars might be a receding memory for some.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Tourists now throng world war graves
Joho’s vow: Sh200 billion Mombasa housing project to go on
The Sh200 billion Mombasa County project to redevelop ten old estates will go on as planned, Governor Hassan Joho has said.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Joho’s vow: Sh200 billion Mombasa housing project to go on
Famed treat said to cure impotence
There is no doubt that pweza (octopus) is a revered delicacy at the Kenyan Coast.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Famed treat said to cure impotence
Bureau of Standards moves to deal with substandard goods in Mombasa
Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has said it will establish a laboratory in Mombasa.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Bureau of Standards moves to deal with substandard goods in Mombasa
Governor Joho announces rebuilding of old county estates
Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho has said tenants in County House will be relocated to alternative houses. He said their rent will be paid by the devolved government during renovation and restructuring.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Governor Joho announces rebuilding of old county estates
Your blood is sick
Sickle Cell is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells causing some to assume a sickle (crescent-like) shape.
By Mwangi Muraguri 8 years ago
Your blood is sick
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