Giving Nairobi Remand Prison a human face
Nairobi Remand Prison in Industrial Area is fabled as a dungeon which bubbles with all manner of criminals and social misfits.
By Mwaura Samora 8 years ago
Giving Nairobi Remand Prison a human face
Never too young to be a mentor
Writer MWAURA SAMORA had a tête-à-tête with youthful STEVE MBOGO, who runs a mentorship programme and still finds time for business and philanthropy, about his vision for the young people of this country.
By Mwaura Samora 8 years ago
Never too young to be a mentor
Clinton’s book fits the Bill
Besides taking the ordinary reader behind the scenes to explain how major events were shaped and influenced, Presidential Years is a good read for Kenyan political leaders, since it explains how one of the most successful politicians in modern America made his decisions.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
Clinton’s book fits the Bill
Helping young people beat addiction
After watching alcohol ruin his cousin’s life a few years ago, Karira Githire decided to dedicate his life to helping young people and those whose lives have been ravaged by addiction by establishing a rehabilitation centre.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
Helping young people beat addiction
Banned in Nigeria, Obasanjo to launch memoir in Nairobi
On December 1, last year, Nigeria’s billionaire Tony Elumelu was hosting a cocktail party to a group of journalists in Lagos.
By Mwaura Samora and Kiundu Waweru 9 years ago
Banned in Nigeria, Obasanjo to launch memoir in Nairobi
Magerer: I am still in charge at Orange house
He was pulled from his chair at a party function, roughed up and humiliated in broad daylight at Orange House in Nairobi last October.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
Magerer: I am still in charge at Orange house
Kenyan political party managers sweat in thankless job
Running a political party is one of the most difficult jobs, thanks to selfish politicians who will bay for your blood whenever you make moves that go against their interests.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
Kenyan political party managers sweat in thankless job
From rags to representing the wealthy in Karura
Life, someone said, is a journey whose only certainties are the beginning and the end. Kamau Thuo, the youngest Member of the Nairobi County Assembly (MCA), fits this definition well.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
From rags to representing the wealthy in Karura
Engineer finds success in phone repairs
When Bolton Majale got a job with a leading smartphone dealer in Nairobi on completing his electrical engineering diploma, it was a dream come true.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
Engineer finds success in phone repairs
I left gangster life to try my hand in art, my childhood love
Iddi Bashir, a former gangster who has taken to art, is an example of what art can achieve in an individual's life.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
I left gangster life to try my hand in art, my childhood love
10 things the 1982 coup changed
In the wee hours of August 1, 1982, Kenyans woke up to a coup attempt by junior rebel officers of the Kenya Air Force against the government of retired President Daniel arap Moi. More than 100 soldiers and 200 civilians died.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
10 things the 1982 coup changed
Forensics expert takes crime fighting hi-tech
It is getting harder and harder for people with dubious intent to cover their tracks, as investigative equipment goes hi-tech.
By Mwaura Samora 9 years ago
Forensics expert takes crime fighting hi-tech
The other side of Sakaja
To most Kenyans, Johnson Arthur Sakaja is the besieged The National Alliance (TNA) chairman who burst into the national limelight through a powerful speech during the highly-publicised party launch in 2012 where he memorably proclaimed that “we are not looking for those with millions of shillings in the bank, but for those with millions of ideas in the mind.”
By MWAURA SAMORA 10 years ago
The other side of Sakaja
The making of a modern day saint
“Santo Subito”—make him a saint right now — thousands of mourners chanted at the St Peter’s Square during the late Pope John Paul II’s funeral in April 2005. Similar sentiments were echoed by millions of Catholics around the globe.
By By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
The making of a modern day saint
Group alleges plot to grab Kanu land
More than 300 Kanu members from Kasarani in Nairobi are appealing to their national office to help save a plot belonging to the party from being grabbed.
By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Group alleges plot to grab Kanu land
Kiambu’s Lari Marathon set for March 1
Kiambu County will on March 1 host its first marathon aimed at conserving the environment through sports.
By - Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Kiambu’s Lari Marathon set for March 1
Mutahi Ngunyi:‘Uhuru is a political greenhorn’
“Are you President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political adviser?” The Nairobian asked controversial political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi at his luxurious Museum Hill office that sports a Martin Luther King watch and chess board on glass table.
By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Mutahi Ngunyi:‘Uhuru is a political greenhorn’
Thabo Mbeki in the shadow of Mandela
With the glowing tributes paid to Nelson Mandela by various world leaders during his memorial and his stature being compared to godlike figures like Martin Luther King Junior and Mahatma Gandhi, the narrative of the supremacy battles the iconic leader engaged with his successor Thabo Mbeki sounds un-Madibalike.
By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Thabo Mbeki in the shadow of Mandela
Cancer: Agony of an eighteen year old who suffers from rare condition
Our vehicle meanders through the sprawling Korogocho slums, where all the trappings of a low income neighbourhood are in grim display. Food vendors churning barrel-loads of dough being churned to make kaimati, chapati and mandazi, small shops with dark interiors, water selling kiosks and bare-bellied children eagerly running at us.
By -Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Cancer: Agony of an eighteen year old who suffers from rare condition
Sheng: The Slang Nation
The East African Community (EAC), which is currently undergoing rocky times with Tanzania complaining of being ignored by Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, is perhaps the only region in the continent with a uniting language.
By -Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Sheng: The Slang Nation
Unbowed: The man a bullet couldn’t stop
It has not been easy for wheelchair-bound politician, Timothy Wanyonyi Wetang’ula, the MP for Westlands.
By By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Unbowed: The man a bullet couldn’t stop
Leadership lessons from Asian model
As Kenya celebrates its Golden Jubilee and designs ways of becoming a middle-income economy by 2030, our leaders should take lessons from South East Asia.
By MWAURA SAMORA 10 years ago
Leadership lessons from Asian model
I have ‘hustlers’ in mind – former rapper Sakaja
In the politics of the old guard like Kenya’s, it is easy to be pushed and shoved when you are a 28-year-old learning the ropes in the corridors of power.
By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
I have ‘hustlers’ in mind – former rapper Sakaja
The making of Senator Sonko
He is known as much for his bling and flamboyant lifestyle as for daring political stunts that vary from boxing a metallic gate, and sleeping on the tarmac during a protest to negotiating with the dreaded Mombasa Republican Council.
By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
The making of Senator Sonko
Lack of jobs still holding back enterprising youths
The International Youth Day will be marked around the globe with pomp and colour on Monday, a day after a street festival has kicked off week long celebrations in Kenya.
By Mwaura Samora 10 years ago
Lack of jobs still holding back enterprising  youths
State of city statues
From three unknown World War I ‘musketeers’ on Kenyatta Avenue to the iconic figure of Tom Mboya watching over the street in which he met his death, Nairobi’s monuments preserve the history of heroes and showcase unique works of art
By By Mwaura Samora [email protected] 11 years ago
State of city statues
Struggle within the struggle
Insiders point to a simmering ‘rich-vs-poor’ battle for supremacy in the civil society with an eye on donor funding. But some dismiss the claims as a mere smear campaign
By BY MWAURA SAMORA AND NAIROBIAN CORRESPONDENT 11 years ago
Struggle within the struggle
African writers must take control of local content
Africa celebrated 50 years with a grand bash that brought together the usual congregation of heads of states in Addis Ababa
By By Mwaura Samora 11 years ago
African writers must take control of local content
State of city statues
Statues are pieces of history that immortalise heroes, heroines or events in mortar, stone, bronze or wood. Their artistic relevance borders poetry or paintings hence more often than not their creators are as famous as the subjects.
By -Mwaura Samora 11 years ago
State of city statues
State of city statues
NAIROBI,kENYA:Statues are pieces of history that immortalise heroes, heroines or events in mortar, stone, bronze or wood. Their artistic relevance borders poetry or paintings hence more often than not their creators are as famous as the subjects.
By By Mwaura Samora 11 years ago
State of city statues
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