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Tyranny of numbers: The blocs and votes that will shape 2022 poll

In western Kenya, it is the same old calls for elusive political unity, Mount Kenya leadership has declared their numbers won’t be taken for granted.

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China swamps Kenya with onions

While local farmers have been blaming Tanzania for bringing in cheap produce, the data shows they have been shedding tears over the wrong country....

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Mistakes lock most students out of dream schools, says Magoha

Several candidates made mistakes in selecting secondary schools leading to many of them not getting calling letters to the institutions they picked....

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Jimi Wanjigi: Silent kingmaker joins race to succeed Uhuru

Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has joined the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2022 General Election....

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Man kills university student in packed hostel

Celestine Muthengei was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree course in Community Development at the Mt. Kenya University....

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Broke? Speak for yourself as wealthy Kenyans snap up luxury cars, bikes

New cars contain scores of microprocessors, and the shortage also affected many other firms, including phone companies...

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Taxman eyes share of Gikomba designer brands

KRA has been poking his nose in these marketplaces, hitting most of the products sold here with higher tariffs...

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Tips to stay safe when transferring money via online platforms

Money sent back home by Kenyans abroad continue to provide a stable source of foreign exchange for Kenya while supporting many households...

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The complex economics of the misunderstood Swahili lingo

I have a perfect excuse for my struggles with the language: in our days, Swahili was not examined from primary school to high school...

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No one is really above a well-crafted 'get rich-quick’ scheme

We have seen these schemes come and go, but somehow, we never seem to learn...

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As Moi predicted, Presidency has become most vulnerable

Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency seems to be sliding into an erratic phase marked by much foreboding and fear of blows struck by mockers...

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How trip to Middle East ended up in a house in Thika

Elizabeth Njeri, 43, says she had been promised a well-paying job in Dubai only to be told she was headed for Saudi Arabia after undergoing training...

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Murgor: Is he the CJ Kenyans won't have or punching above his weight?

Philip Murgor says Kenya is not ready for him or for someone with the thinking like his as the political building blocks are still tribal....

Opinion divided over plans to resuscitate moribund NASA

Kakamega Senator Cleopas Malala said that they will join the NASA bandwagon but as long as Raila will be a kingmaker....

Why it is taboo to sell coffins in West Pokot

It is a ban inherited from one generation to another and this forces families and friends to travel from West Pokot to neighbouring Trans Nzoia....

Why you will not pay through the nose for diapers

Initially, diapers used to be for high-class citizens. Their market was limited to that social class. ...

'Scarface': End of an era as iconic lion dies aged 14 at Masai Mara

The 'Scar Face,' also known as 'Half eye' died on Friday at around 1pm around Mosiara where he was born in 2008....

Ex-Raila aide lays ground for Ruto's Nyanza visit

Raila’s aide Eliud Owalo described the visit as an economic transformation tour....

Duale mocks Raila, Kalonzo union, says why it will flop

Duale says the handshake has finished Raila politically and will dent his popularity during 2022 presidential polls...

Uhuru vs the Judiciary: How it all started

With at least 13 months to the end of President Kenyatta's tenure, his feud with the Judiciary is far from over after the courts slammed breaks on BBI...

How to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome

TSS can cause low blood pressure, kidney or liver failure, respiratory distress syndrome, heart failure....

Raila now blows hot and cold in debate on judicial impasse

Raila asks Uhuru to give the JCS evidence justifying his refusal to appoint judges, a day after attacking former CJ Mutunga for criticising Uhuru. ...

Impeached Wajir Governor insists that court order puts him in charge

As the supremacy battle intensifies in Wajir County, embattled Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud has insisted that he is still the centre of power....

IEBC inches closer to filling vacant commissioners slots as 2022 nears

The IEBC is turning the rudder around, ramping up its activities as the clock ticks towards the elections....

Executive losing at courts, but Kenyans are not winning either

The Judiciary is now the ultimate defender of what is left of Kenyans’ rights \...

Muturi still faces ghosts amid support from across political divide

For the avoidance of doubt, Justin Muturi still speaks for more than half of Bunge....

Kalembe’s tongue could get him anything, including in and out of a heap of trouble

Kalembe Ndile struggled to read official speeches, but hang in there even as colleagues like Orwa Ojode teased him....

How Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga shrine of Agikuyu lost its shine

Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga shrine is a significant landmark to the Agikuyu because of its ancestral, spiritual and cultural importance....

Uhuru hands off, Jubilee MPs now on their own

The party has never conducted formal elections since its launch but Its national structures are active with appointed interim officials....

Married woman fails to stop workmate from child's DNA test

The man insists the child is his and wants to contribute to the upbringing but the woman does not want the tests....

Governors leave air conditioned offices to solidify political bases

Sitting county bosses are leaving nothing to chance as they face stiff competition from new entrants and their usual political rivals....

Body of Kilifi woman stolen from grave found dumped near river

The family was planning to bury a banana trunk on Sunday before they were informed of an abandoned body ...

KWS ranger airlifted to hospital after being gored by rhino [PHOTOS]

The rhino is said to have inflicted deep cuts on the officer’s back, chest and thighs. ...

Man attends ‘his’ burial ceremony on leaving jail

Ochieng, a boda boda rider in Rangwe was arrested on April 30 and on the same day his family reported that he was missing....

Kiunjuri warns against plot to delay 2022 elections

Kiunjuri said the law provides that the next General Election should be held on August 8, 2022....

Social media got Kenyans consuming all manner of ‘Covid-19 concoctions’

The heavy intake of concoctions has its downsides. ...

Bring it on, Ruto challenges Raila and Kalonzo

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday challenged ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to unite and face him in the next Election...

Three meetings held in Mount Kenya to lay strategy for the presidency

Meetings at Nyeri, Meru and Embu plead for regional political convergence but differ on formula and team leaders to achieve it....

Ex-commissioners, repeat applicants dominate IEBC shortlist

Former commissioners dominated the shortlist of 36 Kenyans picked from a longer list of 669 people who had applied to fill four vacancies at the IEBC...

No reason to smile as CS Yatani masks our tears

Budget 2021/22: Unlike last year, Ukur Yatani wasn’t in the mood to smile as he kept his mask on, posing nervously, anxious to finally get done....

Mudavadi fights off 'petty' sugar politics, focuses on the 2022 race

Musalia Mudavadi talks about his political predicament on the sugar issue and proposes solutions to the problem....

Deadly year that left world’s most powerful shaken

We revisit the year when security lapses cost lives of two presidents, as a third president and the Pope narrowly cheated death....

Governor seat hopefuls in Rift Valley banking on clans, parties to succeed

Voters in Narok, Kericho, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Turkana and Samburu counties will be going to the ballot to replace governors. ...

Treasury’s insatiable appetite for loans crowds out private sector

Banks have once again turned government securities into a lucrative hunting ground....

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Entertainment

How Chris Kirubi became DJ CK

How Chris Kirubi became DJ CK

Melvin Alusa: From Big Brother to Hollywood sets

Melvin Alusa: From Big Brother to Hollywood sets

My first time: Kenyan celebrities tell it all

My first time: Kenyan celebrities tell it all

How Nonini’s Genge supremacy scared Ogopa out of town

For 21 years – since Calif was founded with the young boys from Kamukunji Constituency riding on the wave of revolutionising Kenyan urban music – Noni

Cancel culture: Where anything you say can and will be used against you

So powerful is the internet that outraged users can cause a movement capable of removing politicians from office, loss of jobs and opportunities and t

The curse of Kenyan music groups

Some famous groups that have since parted ways include: Kelele Takatifu, MOG, Camp Mulla, Ochungulo Family, BMF, P-Unit, The Kansoul, Tattuu, Kleptoma

Evewoman

I have learnt to be humble when I win

I have learnt to be humble when I win

How you can make a clean and legal land purchase

How you can make a clean and legal land purchase

My spell in prison won’t define my daughter and I

My spell in prison won’t define my daughter and I

I want them to hear their mama’s voice

I remember her saying that she was playing music but the girls did not seem to respond to it. I shrugged it off and told her the girls were okay

I am woman; hormonal and beautiful

“You are very hormonal,” is a statement often said to women in a derogatory fashion when she exhibits an ‘unpalatable’ amount of emotion

Milka Yuda, menstrual health champion, wins Florence Nightingale medal

Milka Yuda is a Kenya red cross volunteer based in Tana River changing hundreds of lives through her endless efforts in promoting menstrual health

FARM KENYA

Secrets for bumper tomato harvest

Secrets for bumper tomato harvest

Alert! 5 top rainy season diseases

Alert! 5 top rainy season diseases

How 28-year-old graduate runs thriving tree tomato farm in Meru

How 28-year-old graduate runs thriving tree tomato farm in Meru

Secrets to growing healthy cucumbers

Growing cucumbers is easy because it can be done in small spaces.

Why Wambugu the apple guru was a wanted man

The Laikipia county government through the Finance Act 20-21 was arresting rate defaulters for failing to pay levies

How ex-banker is making killing from ornamental birds

Peter Musyoka stopped working at a bank and took up ornamental bird rearing which cost Sh60,000 each.

Nairobian

The child is mine: Married woman and workmate fight over child's paternity

The child is mine: Married woman and workmate fight over child's paternity

Room service: Nairobi sex workers are now working from home

Room service: Nairobi sex workers are now working from home

Vera Sidika: I’m at peace, settled and happily married

Vera Sidika: I’m at peace, settled and happily married

Man busted growing weed in quarter acre farm

To keep the leaves green and healthy, the farmer irrigated the farm with water from a nearby pond.

Politician: I have spent over Sh4.5 million to build churches

A devout Catholic, Nyamita always joins other religious sects on a rotational basis for worship, saying God is one and has no boundaries.

Family wants woman's body exhumed after hubby ‘refused to pay goats'

The man was never married to my daughter but what I am certain is that they were business partners.

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