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Facing death, Jubilee Party has a lot to learn from the Chinese

After so many denials of what seemed obvious, a startled Jubilee - or what remains of it - came out to stake its claim to the Kiambaa by-election.

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Time Kenya changed her name to Kelelestan

Your pub is bound to sound like an asylum – six television sets broadcasting two different football leagues and four Naija movies. ...

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Small mission in Rabai where Western education was introduced in Kenya

Before Western education was introduced, Africans had their own modes of learning; they transferred knowledge through apprenticeship and storytelling....

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I am suffering rejection, isolation after rehab, Jimwat now laments

Musician says he is clean and wonders what difference it makes if people still judge him the same way they did when he was into drugs....

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They were laid to rest together: When Covid snatches two brothers

The siblings, who were described as inseparable, died just five days apart after battling coronavirus complications....

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How we got into world of insect farming

It also has a good clientele market that absorbs the excess insects for incorporation into pet foods that are available in local supermarkets...

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Rumble in the jungle as Rhino Charge sweeps across Sabor

The creative idea involves off-road driving in which drivers cover about a dozen guard posts strewn around 100 square kilometres...

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Tabu Osusa: Giving Kenyan music an identity

Tabu is not as happy as he would wish with the music world, with government systems but hope in a better world, musically speaking...

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High commodity prices push cost of living through the roof

Kenyans might have been spared when the proposed 16 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on bread was struck out in the Finance Bill, 2021...

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Will Munya's reformist policies turn around farmers' fortunes?

With his signature moustache and bulldozing spirit, the son of Muthaara village, Meru County has been a thorn in the flesh of many...

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Teen’s death opens lid of life in streets of fighting hunger, Covid and abuse

Before his unceremonious exit, Kamkono, as the teenage street boy was known, had spent a considerable time in the streets of Nairobi battling Covid-19..

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Mudavadi: African court's opinion on elections not applicable to Kenya

Mudavadi said the advisory opinion by the Arusha-based can only apply if it is domesticated into the Kenyan law...

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Lieutenant-General Francis Ogolla: His journey, and why the interest in him

The only rank above Francis Ogolla – and that which can only be occupied by one military officer at a given time – is that of the General....

Kogelo village that rode on back of Obama name returns to old rusty self

And a decade later, Kogelo village, the home village of former US President Barrack Obama is back to slumber, with investors counting their losses....

Economy broken when citizens risk lives to loot petrol

By understanding some basic economic principles, we could find plausible economic reasons for such irrational behaviour....

South Africa engulfed by tensions of three decades

South Africa has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Zuma’s Zulu tribesmen are angry. They have vowed to make their country a cauldron of anarchy....

John Ogweno’s widows meet at his burial, eulogise him as ‘loving, caring’

John Ogweno’s father, Edward Ouru Ombai, eulogised his son as a “peace-loving person”....

Mounted crime: From bodabodas they take their victims by surprise

Our sources indicate that the bodaboda gang is spread out in the city. “They operate as far as Karen, Lavington, Kilimani and sometimes prowl along......

Milimo case: Two missing boys were strangled

Two of the boys whose bodies were found after a man claimed he was behind their deaths were strangled while the other succumbed to head injuries....

Wilson Chumo: The man who opened medal floodgates for Kenya

103 medals later, Kiprugut Chumo’s precious bronze medal still inspires Team Kenya’s quest for glory on the global stage....

Kangogo, her victim Ogweno’s families meet at crime scene

The families of Caroline Kangogo and John Ogweno - both deceased - met at the scene of the original crime in Nakuru County for the first time....

Guard recalls the horror of Ivy Wangechi’s killing

Ivy Wangechi, a student at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, was killed by her ‘lover’ in 2019....

Burden of mass schools reopening

The government has lifted the veil on the true burden that lies ahead of next Monday when all 15 million children will report to schools. ...

Detectives raid Justice Chitembwe, Muchelule's chambers

The ordeal started at 1.30pm as Justice Said Chitembwe walked to Justice Aggrey Muchelule’s office so they could go for lunch....

Beating the world barefoot for the love of motherland

This year’s Tokyo Olympic Games will be remembered not so much for the records that will be tumble or the medal haul by sporting powerhouses....

Can One Kenya Alliance turn tables, beat front runners in 2022 poll?

The One Kenya Alliance (OKA) is gradually positioning itself into the third alternative in next year’s election....

Kiambaa MP-elect Njuguna Wanjiku recounts kidnap ordeal

Kiambaa MP-elect John Njuguna Wanjiku prides himself as the firstborn of the “wheelbarrow” movement and the hustler nation....

How dirty cash fomented Kenya's real estate boom

Demonetisation — as the process of phasing out the close to Sh209 million pieces of the old currency notes in circulation at the time was known......

Major county hospitals in dire need of oxygen, report indicates

The report, Technical Report on Oxygen and Ventilator Findings, reveal that Kenya has a total of 305 licensed isolation units....

Behind the catwalk razzmatazz, beauty pageants back-breaking affairs

Despite beauty contests promoting Kenyan tourism and culture, contestants and organisers get little or no support from the State....

Eric: Advertising genius who left brief, but lasting impressions

Eric Ndavi, one of the biggest names on the Kenyan advertising scene, lost his battle with cancer this week....

Fast changing loyalties: From Uhuru’s PA to his fiercest critic

Depending on whom you ask, there are several versions of Rigathi Gachagua, the Mathira MP who was arrested by detectives....

Uhuru’s surprise gift to humble Gatundu North family after chance meeting

President Uhuru Kenyatta was wearing a hat and face mask, which made it hard for the mother-and-daughter to immediately recognise him....

Firms are ‘selling’ your personal data without consent

6 out of 10 (59 per cent) of organisations in Kenya transfer personal data in their custody to third parties, sometimes for commercial gain....

We’re, Yes! paying dead British colonial civil servants

Auditor General reported that some Sh150 million was paid in the last financial year to Asian and European civil servants who retired in/before 1963. ...

Five hurdles Ruto must overcome in race for State House next year

From taking on his boss, clear double-speak and disadvantage of incumbency, Ruto will not have it easy in his quest to win presidency next year. ...

Justice Said Chitembwe narrates ordeal with DCI

Justice Said Chitembwe and Justice Aggrey Muchelule have confirmed they recorded statements at DCI and do not know who the complainant is. ...

Why Kenyan steeplechasers face huge barriers in Tokyo contest

The writing is on the wall. From today, Kenya's men and women's 3000m steeplechase team face an uphill task at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan....

Did you know that this building once KCB headquarters?

There are some walls right in the centre of Nairobi which have for the last 82 years banked the people’s money as well as memories....

End of an era as industry mourns HR guru Francis Muhindi

Francis Muhindi trained 50,000 staff on various management courses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. ...

Unending bloodletting in Kerio Valley

Peace deal gains reversed as fighting, killings and theft of livestock in broad daylight intensifies. ...

Bluewater graft: How police extort fishermen in Lake Victoria

The Lake Victoria extortion ring is controlled by rogue police officers, money transfer agents, fisheries officials, traders, beach managers......

Why politicians must not be allowed to set media agenda

No! The media can do better in covering these political campaigns....

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Puff and pass: How millions are smoking their way to the grave

Puff and pass: How millions are smoking their way to the grave

How we got into world of insect farming during the pandemic

How we got into world of insect farming during the pandemic

Meet female DJ making it by mixing SDA songs

Meet female DJ making it by mixing SDA songs

I am suffering rejection, isolation after rehab, laments Jimwat

Jimwat says whenever he goes to a social place like a restaurant or club, people look at him in a manner to suggest that he should not be there. “I am

Tabu Osusa: Meet legendary singer giving Kenyan music an identity

At his Ketebul Music studios at the GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi, the four walls honour Africa’s greats. You find artworks of Fela Kuti, the king of Af

Them Mushrooms: The making of an African sound

Katana sounds excited about the band’s new venture. It is a new sound, the highlight of a mega project before the band turns 50 next year. In a new qu

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I found true joy when I learnt not to lose myself in my marriage

I found true joy when I learnt not to lose myself in my marriage

Eight reasons women, girls are not accessing family planning services

Eight reasons women, girls are not accessing family planning services

DJ Kezz: Ministering to her listeners by mixing SDA songs

DJ Kezz: Ministering to her listeners by mixing SDA songs

Rogue clients were my biggest business risk

I thought funding was what would get me in trouble. But now I have discovered that one of the biggest risks that my business faces is in logistics

What your gynae needs you to know

It is advised that every woman prioritises a visit to the gynaecologist at least once a year to ensure everything is okay

Vlogger Maxine Wabosha: How to milk cash from video blogs

24-year-old content creator and a mechanical engineering graduate has mastered the art of monetizing content on social media

FARM KENYA

Why dairy cows need a dry period

Why dairy cows need a dry period

Chicken abattoir in Bungoma roars back to life after five years

Chicken abattoir in Bungoma roars back to life after five years

Six ways to boost brooding during cold

Six ways to boost brooding during cold

Ailing sugarcane and peek into Brazil, Tanzania magic

The Brazilians have also found ways of farming that ensure optimisation of water and land available.

Tips: How to care for dairy animals during the cold season

Inasmuch as animals can tolerate extreme temperatures, a farmer has a role to play.

Six crops you can plant in buckets

Zucchini is quite a good choice for container gardens because it has relatively shallow roots

Nairobian

'Pregnant dads': All I ever wanted were mango peelings

'Pregnant dads': All I ever wanted were mango peelings

How the rich and famous mourn their pets

How the rich and famous mourn their pets

Killer cop loved her booze and sex, often abused power

Killer cop loved her booze and sex, often abused power

Why Nairobians hate rubber

Most new couples only use protection on the first two days after hooking up and then bang.

Sharon Otieno murder: Used condoms, alcohol found at crime scene

An officer attached to the Special Crimes Unit recreated the last moments of Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s girlfriend Sharon Otieno.

From grace to grass: Kenyan celebrities who went completely broke

I never thought Kenyans would get that angry; I thought they would take Omosh as a joker. But they took it seriously.

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