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You're our son don't neglect us, Mau Mau war veterans tell Gachagua
Official says DP's mother listed as member 171, making him Mau Mau descendant. Association wants State to identify the graves of freedom fighters and build monuments.
By Njonjo Kihuria 1 year ago
You're our son don't neglect us, Mau Mau war veterans tell Gachagua
Mr President, keep the promise to our youth
There is dignity in hard work Mr President, but you cannot dignify giving a slasher to a mechanical engineering graduate to clear road reserves.
By Njonjo Kihuria 1 year ago
Mr President, keep the promise to our youth
Yes, just excuse our politicians from the degree requirement
Those looking for these high-flying jobs are unaware of the toils of the under-privileged and real jobs are the last thing on their minds. So I can still laugh, I guess.
By Njonjo Kihuria 1 year ago
Yes, just excuse our politicians from the degree requirement
Mt Kenya, stop craving for DP’s slot, ask for more
Just filling the number two position does not benefit Mt Kenya in any way, apart from someone from the area being associated with the presidency
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Mt Kenya, stop craving for DP’s slot, ask for more
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Njonjo’s 14 years in the quiet 'wilderness' after failed coup
Sir Charles Njonjo almost single-handedly ensured Moi became president and soon after plunged into active politics.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Njonjo’s 14 years in the quiet 'wilderness' after failed coup
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First black AG despised African lawyers, pilots
Charles Njonjo loved the Queen’s English, believed in many things white and at one time had disparaged African pilots.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
First black AG despised African lawyers, pilots
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What Sir Charles Njonjo would have written in his untold memoirs
The chips were down and Njonjo lost many friends some of who were afraid of reprisal from the government if they continued associating with him.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
What Sir Charles Njonjo would have written in his untold memoirs
Fete freedom fighters at Mashujaa museum at Uhuru Gardens
MMWVA asked for recognition of the Mau Mau armed struggle and that of the second liberation of the 1990s, through Acts of Parliament.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Fete freedom fighters at Mashujaa museum at Uhuru Gardens
Rich Kenyans ignore the poor at their own peril
Most politicians do not watch much TV apart from news, where they can watch themselves insulting each other.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Rich Kenyans ignore the poor at their own peril
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Kirigiti, venue for Kikuyu music, dance and sports, to get a facelift
At Kirigiti, people danced to the unity jig known as ‘gicukia’ and ‘ndumo’, a performance by women during happy times.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Kirigiti, venue for Kikuyu music, dance and sports, to get a facelift
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Kalembe’s heart was in the village where he was loved
I initially met Kalembe Ndile while as a budding features writer with The Standard in the 1990s.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Kalembe’s heart was in the village where he was loved
Kalembe Ndile’s heart was in the village where he was loved
To discard the villager in him, he rented a posh apartment on Ngong road.
By Njonjo Kihuria 2 years ago
Kalembe Ndile’s heart was in the village where he was loved
Allow the well-to-do get the commercial Covid-19 vaccines
Many well-to-do Kenyans I am sure even tried and maybe in some instances succeeded in bribing their way to the front of the queue.
By Njonjo Kihuria 3 years ago
Allow the well-to-do get the commercial Covid-19 vaccines
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How NOT to beat Covid
Citizens are treating a State directive to keep safe from Covid with a deadly disdain
By Njonjo Kihuria 3 years ago
How NOT to beat Covid
Jomo nurse recalls good times with high and mighty
Gacigi Gecaga is embroiled in a legal tussle over property and is not only broke but now lives in misery.
By Njonjo Kihuria 5 years ago
Jomo nurse recalls good times with high and mighty
Residents want more from mining project
Families resettled in Bwiti complain they were inadequately compensated.
By Njonjo Kihuria 6 years ago
Residents want more from mining project
Former MP living in poverty and solitude
He says life out of political limelight is calm but without friends
By Caroline Nyanga Njonjo Kihuria 6 years ago
Former MP living in poverty and solitude
Neglected Mau Mau grave sites found in Narok
When the colonial administrators left Kenya in 1963, they destroyed most of the evidence of torture by setting ablaze incriminating materials in detention camps, prisons and emergency villages.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
Neglected Mau Mau grave sites found in Narok
Day Prophetess Akatsa brought ‘Jesus’ to Nairobi
From a house help to ‘high priestess’, Mama ‘Prophetess’ Mary Sinaida Akatsa was as controversial as her sermons, revelations and healing marvels at the Jerusalem Church of Christ in Kawangware.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
Day Prophetess Akatsa brought ‘Jesus’ to Nairobi
Dream team that failed to kick-start economy
Hemmed in by donors who were demanding accountability and an opposition insistent on removing it from power, the Kanu government in mid 1999, appointed high level technocrats to “turn round the economy”.
By NJONJO KIHURIA 10 years ago
Dream team that failed to kick-start economy
Genesis of illicit brews and the untold agony
For the better half of the last century when Kenya was a British colony, Africans were not allowed to drink ‘bottled’ beer because it was the preserve of their white masters.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
Genesis of illicit brews and the untold agony
How NARC became a movement
Towards the end of 1998,the country was going through hard economic times and anger had been rising over inordinate price increases of essential commodities.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
How NARC became a movement
Constitution amendments that dealt Kenya a body blow
When the first amendment to the Independence (Lancaster House) Constitution was made in 1964, Kenyans were elated in the realisation that their fellow countrymen were now in full control of the country’s destiny.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
Constitution amendments that dealt Kenya a body blow
Bitter reward of 40-year ban for Mau Mau revolt
They were labelled terrorists and on August 12, 1950, the British colonial government gazetted Subsidiary Legislation Number 913, outlawing the Mau Mau.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
Bitter reward of 40-year ban for Mau Mau revolt
The old boys club that made up independence Cabinet
Independent Kenya’s first Cabinet was more of an old boys club, with nine of its 15 members being former Alliance High School students. Two others had gone to Maseno and another two were former Mang’u High School students.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
The old boys club that made up independence Cabinet
How Njonjo barred Africanisation of the judiciary
Kenya had desperately yearned for an independent Judiciary after many years of manipulation by the colonial government.
By Njonjo Kihuria 10 years ago
How Njonjo barred Africanisation of the judiciary
Fierce Ruto defenders now pushing anti-Gachagua crusade
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Why there is a boon in real estate amid tough economic conditions
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Fresh plan to privatise 200 state agencies
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Black market to thrive as Ruto tax plan suffers blow
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