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Musalia: Was it an earthquake or just a tremor at his feet?

By siding with Ruto, Musalia and Moses Wetang’ula could swing the vote of the Maragoli and Bukusu – who are the largest Luhya sub-tribes.

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Impairment no barrier: We love and enjoy normal bedroom lives

I thought I would never get married. I had figured I would get rich and buy babies, confesses David ole Sankok. ...

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Why the cost of gas is going up

LGP lacks price regulation even as the industry regulator advises the Petroleum Ministry and Treasury to consider doing away with VAT on LPG....

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James Wamalwa: Kenyan officer who spared Museveni from execution

In his book, Museveni details how Wamalwa warned him to cease to operate in outlawed groups that were keen on toppling Amin....

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Undeterred by impeachment, three former governors plot comeback

The former county bosses say they have a constitutional right to vie since they have not been convicted....

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Diaspora candidates set sights on elective seats ahead of August polls

As the August General Election draws near, a number of Kenyans in the diaspora are eyeing elective seats...

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Raila's Azimio faces acid test in push to hold joint nominations

Azimio la Umoja movement will face a challenge in its plans to conduct joint nominations...

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When law change becomes a matter of convenience for the political elite

Constitution-making in Kenya has, over the decades, turned heroes into villains and vice-versa, as politicians push through their bargains.....

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Irony of Jubilee break away party fighting from opposition trenches

UDA is redefining politics in Kenya and has entrenched itself as the Opposition and adapted some of the tactics ODM has refined in the last 15 years...

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River Yala was the last place we thought we’d find my brother

Peter Mutuku is believed to have been abducted alongside his friend Cheruiyot in Gilgil, Relatives reported the matter at Dandora Police...

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Mudavadi’s big day, earthquake and huge task that awaits him

Defined himself as “a safe pair of hands”, Mudavadi has known the humiliation of losing an election, at the parliamentary and presidential levels...

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Raila: State project or change in strategy?

The ‘State project’ cloud hovering around the head of the former Prime Minister has made him a subject of ridicule to his competitors...

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Lithium: Inside the world of Capital FM DJ who died by suicide

DJ Lithium’s friends, who gave interviews to The Standard, painted a picture of a man who was kind to a fault....

Isaac Aluochier: Layman who is not shy of taking on big lawyers

Quantity surveyor cum legal activist is known for his hardline positions when taking on the political big guns with more than 20 public interest cases...

Four points that will settle BBI duel before the highest court

Was the BBI process legal or not and if is amendable or not. AG says process was meant to cure tribalism, corruption and ensure equity....

Me, employed? Never again, vows make-up artist

Lilian Mutuku decided employment was not for her after just eight months. Now she runs a thriving enterprise, says she does not regret being her own....

How to choose the best private school for your child

Choosing the right school for one’s child is a critical decision, and parents need to look beyond the marketing and sloganeering....

Is cash in the bank a wise retirement plan?

Cash deposits happens to be second-leading source of income on retirement, according to research as experts advise this has to be done wisely....

Idi Amin’s house in sleepy Nyeri village stirs painful, dark memories

Nyeri National Museums Nyeri has initiated the process of gazetting the house, which was constructed in 1939, as a national monument....

Cabinet reshuffle looms as CSs eyeing elective seats set to quit

A Cabinet reshuffle looms following the planned exit of Cabinet Secretaries eyeing elective seats in the August 9 elections....

30 years of nomination shenanigans; this is Kenya

The season of chaos has started and will climax in 12 weeks’ time when all aspirants vying for various seats are expected to have been cleared ...

Families troop to Yala morgue as two bodies identified

Distraught families whose relatives have been missing yesterday started identifying bodies retrieved from River Yala....

Failing to join ethnic bandwagon doesn’t make Mulembe nation foolish

Barrack Maluka’s argument (January 8, 2022) that the Mulembe nation’s diversity in political choice is an exercise in foolishness is a flimsy attempt....

ANC won’t invite Raila to Mudavadi summit

Amani National Congress (ANC) yesterday said ODM leader Raila Odinga is not welcome on its big day this Sunday....

Morara Omoke, BBI case lawyer who had Kenyans talking

His eloquence and demeanour at the BBI hearings in the past three days have had Kenyans talking....

Sorry you are not welcome: ANC tells Raila ahead of Mudavadi's big day

ANC Secretary General Simon Gikuru says ODM and Jubilee are competitors that will not be invited when ANC is launching its bid for the presidency. ...

'Curse' that is dispossessing widows in Kisii

Many families are still living deep in tradition, denying widows the right to acquire, own, inherit and transfer land....

President Uhuru Kenyatta denies initiating Building Bridges drive

There is no evidence President Uhuru Kenyatta initiated the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum push, his lawyers have told the Supreme Court...

Fresh details on life of woman killed and stashed in suitcase

Esther Wambui, 18, had multiple injuries on the back of her head and similar injuries on her forehead....

Do or die race: Battlegrounds to watch in the August 9 polls

Tough headache for presidential hopefuls as place like Nairobi, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Meru and Laikipia attract unique political dynamics....

DJ Pinye: Music, family discord, being single at 51 and life as DJ

Now turning 51, Pinye - real name Peter Chuani, looks back at events that have shaped his life. ...

Economic deprivation is a lethal tool that helps the wicked to rule

The easiest way to abuse a group in society is to make them feel and believe they are powerless. There is no institution called ‘Deep State’....

ICC in bid to trace Kenyan who linked Yebei to witness tampering

The witness is believed to have linked the late Meshack Yebei to a team that interfered with witnesses in the DP Ruto, journalist Joshua Sang’s case....

Boys to men: Kalenjins living in Australia stick to their tradition

Miles away from home, a section of Kalenjin community members living in Australia on Wednesday performed a traditional rite of passage....

Wisdom Naya: Footballer has lost a leg but that won’t stop him

The former Sofapaka midfielder Wisdom Naya who was diagnosed with cancer underwent surgery in India....

OKA dilemma and Musalia Mudavadi’s secret card

The more Musalia Mudavadi isolates himself from his co-principals, the slimmer his chances for presidency....

ICC prosecutor admits his office secretly probed witness interference

The International Criminal Court prosecutor has admitted that his office probed witness interference without informing authorities, including Kenya....

I’m in the US but the village is not getting out of me

I had resolved not to reference my motherland with nothing but adulation, mainly because it is the right thing to do, but also to minimise the risks.....

Light moments add fizz to BBI hearing

BBI:behind the mean, serious-looking faces of advocates trying to outdo each other in legal arguments were humorous moments that broke the somber mood...

Rarity: Kenyan elephant gives birth to twins

The last time the park recorded multiple births in an elephant was in 2006. Bora, the mother of the twin calves, a male and female......

Husband of woman whose body was dumped in Ruiru speaks

The recovery of a woman's body stashed and dumped in a briefcase around the fence of a Recce Squad camp in Kimbo left many in shock....

How a sex predator lured me, sports legend speaks out

Ms Tata said she was lured by a man who impregnated her at the age of 14, opening the veil of the dark side of the country's glamorous sports sector....

How coalition of confusion was birthed 30 years ago

We are living in interesting times. Opinions and political affiliations are as fleeting as desert winds. ...

Teachers’ unions in fresh push to negotiate higher pay for members

A teachers’ union has made a fresh pitch for a salary raise, months after signing an ‘empty’ agreement with the employer that drew uproar from members...

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How Kenyan singer Alfa Fakoly ended up being detained in China

How Kenyan singer Alfa Fakoly ended up being detained in China

Terence opens up on how 'Wash Wash' series came to be

Terence opens up on how 'Wash Wash' series came to be

Five trends that will affect travel this year

Five trends that will affect travel this year

Music, Money and Managers: Lessons from Sailors’ stormy voyage

Sailors found themselves back in the news when a member, Miracle Boy, went ham on fans over what he said was selective amnesia over their woes.

Joan Kabugu: A filmmaker with a passion for African stories

. Joan has many hours of TV content under her belt and has directed several environmental documentaries under the series, Giving Nature a Voice.

Plastic surgery in Kenya: Why we opted for it

Breast surgeries are the most sought-after procedures in Kenya, and a lot of the time it is because of gigantomastia.

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Budgeting: Five tips on how you can start

Budgeting: Five tips on how you can start

A day in the life of boxer Elizabeth Akinyi

A day in the life of boxer Elizabeth Akinyi

When age is nothing, but a number

When age is nothing, but a number

Can a woman have it all?

Women run the home, and are primary caregivers and this even gets harder for the modern woman who has more career opportunities

Did you know your chopping board could cause food poisoning

Unknown to many, using the same cutting-board and knife for meat and vegetables can lead to diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea

The dangers of wearing waist trainers nobody tells you

The goal of waist training is to achieve a tiny waist or hourglass shape however nobody tells you about the negative effects of using these trainers

FARM KENYA

Top issues with passion fruits

Top issues with passion fruits

Making more from bananas

Making more from bananas

Ornamental trees are the new goldmine this season

Ornamental trees are the new goldmine this season

Growing brocolli is easy, try it this year

To create new broccoli plants from seed, we need six to seven weeks to transplant them to the final cultivation sites.

How to make fibrous feeds more nutritious

Crop residues and dry grasses are the major source of forages for feeding livestock in most farms.

When meat turns into poison

Some unscrupulous butchers can buy a dead animal and sell it to unsuspecting buyers.

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Show of skin: celebrities who flaunt bikini bodies on social media

Show of skin: celebrities who flaunt bikini bodies on social media

I never dated Rev Lucy Natasha — says flamboyant bishop

I never dated Rev Lucy Natasha — says flamboyant bishop

Super Eagles who stunned Africa and the world

Super Eagles who stunned Africa and the world

Kakamega family’s agony over missing teen daughter

Albert Balisenaka's family have known no peace since 2020 when Margretta Mukhabi, then 17 and a Form Two student at Kenya High, disappeared from home.

They squeezed my 'fundamentals', Itumbi reveals

On Christmas Eve, the former State House Digital Strategist was reportedly abducted while leaving a barbershop in Kiambu.

For better or for worse: Celeb couples enjoying hot, fairy tale love

Their love has stood the test of time and their hot romance continues to flourish despite facing challenges.

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