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Kibaki: The part-time bus conductor who became president
President Uhuru Kenyatta who succeeded Kibaki announced his death in a televised address to the nation on Friday. Kibaki died aged 90 years.
By Wambua Sammy 2 years ago
Kibaki: The part-time bus conductor who became president
Video story: Estonia President recalls life under Soviet occupation
Standard Digital interviewed Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid during her three-day State visit of Kenya.
By Wambua Sammy 2 years ago
Video story: Estonia President recalls life under Soviet occupation
From the enduring story of a small bakery to a caustic letter to the President
A bus conductor rescued a girl from a sex predator while the President was told a few bitter truths by former chief Justices Mutunga and Maranga.
By Wambua Sammy 2 years ago
From the enduring story of a small bakery to a caustic letter to the President
From Ohangla to snakes falling from the sky
Welcome to a sampling of the major stories of the week through the eyes of the editor, Standard Digital.
By Wambua Sammy 2 years ago
From Ohangla to snakes falling from the sky
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Working with Philip Ochieng, the master wordsmith and perfection freak
His stock-in-trade response was that he didn’t write for intellectual Lilliputians and would you please read the other sections of the paper…
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
Working with Philip Ochieng, the master wordsmith and perfection freak
Carl Tundo to drive VW Polo R5 in the Safari
Minti Motorsport have decided Carl Tundo is the man to drive their WRC VW R5 in the Safari because designated driver Joey Ghose can't leave Oman.
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
Carl Tundo to drive VW Polo R5 in the Safari
Suluhu Hassan take over from Magufuli
Tanzania's constitution requires the Vice President to take over if the president cannot execute his duties for any reason
By Reuters and Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
 Suluhu Hassan take over from Magufuli
John Pombe Magufuli dead
Tanzania’s fifth President John Pombe Magufuli has died of heart disease, Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu announced Wednesday, 17, March 2021.
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
John Pombe Magufuli dead
Remembering Mzee Moi
Exactly a year ago today, Kenya lost its second president, Daniel arap Moi.
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
Remembering Mzee Moi
Former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae is dead
Former Cabinet Minister in the Moi administration Simeon Nyachae is dead, the family has confirmed.
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
Former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae is dead
How the Americans acquired the atomic bomb
Remembering the day humanity would rather forget
By Wambua Sammy & Emmanuel Too 3 years ago
How the Americans acquired the atomic bomb
Analysis: What Duale’s ouster means
Considering the happenings in Jubilee Party, Duale had it coming
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
Analysis: What Duale’s ouster means
Party promiscuity: It didn’t start with Ruto’s Jubilee-Asili
Why Kenya's political parties are not fixed assets
By Wambua Sammy 3 years ago
Party promiscuity: It didn’t start with Ruto’s Jubilee-Asili
Moi: The herdsboy who became Kenya's second president
From chalk dust to the most coveted office in the land captures the story of retired President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi who died this morning
By Wambua Sammy 4 years ago
Moi: The herdsboy who became Kenya's second president
The last days of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
Jomo last days were characterised by uncertainty as his health failed with his handlers fussy-footing on the important calendar and medical decision.
By Wambua Sammy 4 years ago
The last days of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
Top Fry Classic Rally:It's dare-devilry galore in plains of Laikipia
It's a gruelling battle for man and machine as the Top Fry Classic Rally starts in Laikipia
By Wambua Sammy 4 years ago
Top Fry Classic Rally:It's dare-devilry galore in plains of Laikipia
Can Uhuru survive Ruto without a night of the long knives?
The President was miffed that Ruto had hit the campaign trail four years to the next election...
By Wambua Sammy 4 years ago
Can Uhuru survive Ruto without a night of the long knives?
Why Kenyan women should start paying dowry
XN Iraki on the economics of dowry and much more.
By Wambua Sammy 4 years ago
Why Kenyan women should start paying dowry
Exclusive: Carole Argwings Kodhek on her father’s death 50 years ago
Carole Argwings speaks on the death of her father 50 years ago and what sort of a man he was
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Exclusive: Carole Argwings Kodhek on her father’s death 50 years ago
Argwings Kodhek: A native upstart who dared marry a white woman
CMG shocked the colonialist when he arrived in Kenya with not only a law degree but a white wife
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Argwings Kodhek: A native upstart who dared marry a white woman
Moses Kuria takes a jab at the President
Gatundu South MP Kuria criticises President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development record in his home area.
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Moses Kuria takes a jab at the President
Media round table: This is what Uhuru should tell Kenyans
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address burning national issues in a round-table with journalists
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Media round table: This is what Uhuru should tell Kenyans
Mr President, war on graft is a political matter
Calls not to politicise corruption play into the hands of the corrupt because it means less exposure of the vice
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Mr President, war on graft  is a political matter
Governor Okoth Obado to spend two more nights in prison
Migori Governor Okoth Obado denied bail, to be remanded at Industrial Area Prison until Thursday.
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Governor Okoth Obado to spend two more nights in prison
Kenyatta’s last days
Jomo Kenyatta's struggle with ill health and the controversy it generated
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Kenyatta’s last days
Jomo Kenyatta: The boy who defied missionaries, refused to be a mason
Kenya's First President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta grew into a near-mythical figure but he had his weaknesses and strengths just like any other human being
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Jomo Kenyatta: The boy who defied missionaries, refused to be a mason
Darkness at noon in Nairobi
Standard Digital editor Wambua Sammy was across the street from the American Embassy when al-Qaeda struck. His recollections of the August 8 bombs
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Darkness at noon in Nairobi
Madaraka Day Special (a pictorial essay)
Madaraka Day June 1, 2018, a pictorial journey.
By Wambua Sammy 5 years ago
Madaraka Day Special (a pictorial essay)
Raila Odinga meets Moi (PHOTOS)
Raila's Kabarak visit after his rapprochement with President Kenyatta seen as part of his greater political re-engineering
By Wambua Sammy 6 years ago
Raila Odinga meets Moi (PHOTOS)
Jubilee and NASA supporters equally poor. Or rich
Up to Sh100000 in monthly household earnings, Jubilee and NASA followers are roughly at par
By Wambua Sammy 6 years ago
Jubilee and NASA supporters equally poor. Or rich
From Triumphs to Beetles: Top Fry Classic Rally vrooms off
It’s a festival of mud, jumps, twists and a million gear shifts in day one of the Top Fry Classic Rally
By Wambua Sammy 6 years ago
From Triumphs to Beetles: Top Fry Classic Rally vrooms off
Immigration standoff: It didn’t start with Miguna
When Kenyan Sanjay Shah found himself stateless after complicating matters for himself, he pitched tent at JKIA for a year
By Wambua Sammy 6 years ago
Immigration standoff: It didn’t start with Miguna
Analysis: What does Miguna’s return mean in a ‘reconciled’ Kenya?
Miguna Miguna could take over the electoral justice campaign but status-quo happy Kenyans could also ignore him
By Wambua Sammy 6 years ago
Analysis: What does Miguna’s return mean in a ‘reconciled’ Kenya?
Polish priest wishes Pope Francis death
Pope Francis’ liberal views have rattled conservative elements in the Catholic Church
By Wambua Sammy 6 years ago
Polish priest wishes Pope Francis death
When unprotected sex leaves more than just tears
Fireworks
By La Patrona
23 mins ago
Forest conservator renews purge on graft
Environment & Climate
By Denis Omondi
46 mins ago
Emotional powder kegs: When men choose to suffer in silence
Mental Health
By Maryann Muganda
52 mins ago
The unseen burden: Stress urinary incontinence and how to treat it
Reproductive Health
By Ryan Kerubo
52 mins ago
Uhuru kin lose bid to salvage Sh3 billion land auctioned by KCB
National
By Kamau Muthoni
52 mins ago
Sudi hits back at DP over claims of political interference in Mt Kenya
Politics
By Lynn Kolongei and Titus Too
52 mins ago