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Tongue piercings can fill brain with pus, cause Herpes

Oral piercings are common among young adults, who use them mainly for self-expression, to boost their self-esteem.


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Why Kenyan elections cost Sh2,500 per voter

Myriad of channels from the public procurement system and extensive consultations with stakeholders raise the cost of elections....

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Tilapia skin now treating burns

Skin from Tilapia was found to have moisture, collagen and disease resistance at levels comparable to human skin....

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Professional politicians creating democratic shortage

The prominence of professional politicians may lead to reduced public engagement with democracy....

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Ruto, Raila reap big from seasons of defections

William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga are not taking chances as realignments take shape ahead of the 2022 General Election....

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The art of the sale: 'Mtumba man' draws fans with clowning

Mayau likes to call himself a dream-chaser. His social media pages, which have garnered tens of thousands of followers over the last few weeks...

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Uphill task for second-term county chiefs eyeing MP seats

Given their financial muscle, the governors would easily win, but their opponents are not taking any chances...

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Our current obsession with the scarecrow is frightening

Why the current obsession with the scarecrow when there are no animals to scare? When human population growth has reduced their numbers...

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Anne Waiguru might have ditched Jubilee, but she’s only for rent

For all efforts to save her career, everyone thought she was Jubilee’s, for better or worse. Ruto must know the governor will never belong to him...

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Bunge Chronicles: Aden Duale wishes the internet forgot

Aden Duale has a Bill that seeks to clean up the internet, ridding it of adult content, and which would, in effect, enforce morality...

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The parable of the mask, and why science and religion must co-exist

In the midst of these interpretations, the mask code is a useful parable. It carries more meaning than a health cover over the mouth and nose. ..

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William Ruto's economic model will promote poverty, Musalia Mudavadi cautions

Mudavadi said Ruto’s economic model and the hustler narrative he is championing are promoting and championing poverty among the people...


On high fuel prices, Aden Duale and fellow MPs are untruthful

It baffles how former House Majority leader Aden Duale conveniently downplays his role in passing the Finance Bill 2018 containing VAT....

Face-off looms over ODM Coast primaries

Party loyalists fear they will be sidelined as ODM chief embraces new allies in the region....

New CBC teacher will allow pupils to take the lead in learning process

The teacher must be a good counsellor to understand why the learner is not meeting expectations. She must also have the right approach to pedagogy....

Delay by parties to hold internal polls could cost them next year

Parties are supposed to conduct the exercise once every election cycle. With looming defections, new alliances and internal splits, will they comply?...

Football on the pitch, death off it: Retracing Masten Wanjala case

The children who came to him for training looked at football as an escape from poverty, abuse and pressures of this world....

From genocide hero to convict: The tumultuous life of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ legend

Paul Rusesabagina, hailed as a hero for saving more than 1,000 lives in the Rwanda genocide has been jailed in Kigali for 25 years over terrorism....

Cost saving tactics to survive harsh economic times

Thanks to rising cost of living, Kenyans have devised smart ways to cut spending. Every coin saved could be used for future emergencies....

How culture mistakenly portrayed Teso as cannibals

Teso people crossed into Kenya from Uganda around 1872....

DCI, please stick to plain facts

The tall tales are usually published on Twitter, as they did yesterday, under the verified handle, DCI Kenya....

Why Lake Victoria maritime safety remains a mirage

Passengers in Lake Victoria don’t seem to care much about their safety as they are crammed up in boats....

Small parties in race to garner support ahead of 2022 elections

Small political parties are fighting to earn their space alongside big players as the clock ticks towards next year's General Election....

Women’s Marathon World record holder Mary Keitany ready to enjoy fruits of hardwork in retirement

World record holder Mary Keitany on Wednesday, ending a career that started in 2002....

ODM questions Jimi Wanjigi motive as fight for presidential ticket looms

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna plans to present to the National Executive Council (NEC) businessman Jimi Wanjigi’s quest for the presidency. ...

William Ruto’s chicken-egg analogy beats hustler-dynasty script hands down

William Ruto, I just found Tuju’s snide remarks about your chicken industry and exponential successes in business inappropriate. ...

The truth behind viral ‘Raila’ witchdoctor picture

The original image was taken during Festival Sur Le Niger held on the banks of River Ségou in Mali in 2006....

How crafty traders played tricks on Wanga great chief

For a period, Nabongo Mumia of Wanga kingdom had been fond of traders who used to bring goodies to him on their way to Uganda....

I might go back to hubby, woman abandoned for 47 years says

Elmina Mutole was 26 years old when her spouse, Peter Oyuka, left her behind – in the dark, lonely and forgotten....

Kenenisa Bekele in yet another attempt to dislodge Eliud Kipchoge from top spot

A number of Kenyan marathoners will tomorrow be lining up for the Berlin Marathon which will be run in the traditional course where 11 world records h...

How healthy living has turned ginger into a goldmine for farmers

Ginger has many health benefits: from managing nausea, easing menstrual cramps, regulating blood sugar levels and relieving indigestion....

CBC: Competency in education is more than walking in sacks

Simply put, competence is the ability to successfully and efficiently accomplish an assignment in a given area. ...

Shame of leaders who ask for more after ‘eating’ our children’s future

It’s ludicrous that top county officials can rationalise why they need hefty exit packages. Such demands must be pegged on evidence of performance....

Andrew Mwangura: How I helped to link shipowners with Somali pirates

Andrew Mwangura acted as a negotiator between pirate crews and shipowners at sea. In 2008, he was arrested for leaking information....

Scholar who punched his way out of a scholarship

Dawson Mwanyumba, a Makerere-trained graduate informed the DEO through an emissary he was preparing his Standard Eight class. ...

The going is getting increasingly tougher, but what do you want Prezzo UK to do?

With just 11 months before the next administration is unveiled, it is opportune to start reflecting on Prezzo UK’s presidency. ...

Disinformation and myths about chaos in Laikipia

The inter-ethnic violence in Laikipia County has partly been blamed on the age-old practice of cattle rustling and historical land injustices....

There is shortage of qualified presidential running mates

Next year’s General Election has many presidential candidates, but no running mate materials. ...

Rush to register new parties will change arena ahead of elections

Registrar of Political Parties says 83 parties are likely to participate in next year’s General Election....

Judge says pregnancy counts in division of matrimonial property

A judge has said judicial officers should factor in the nine months a woman carries a baby in her womb while presiding over property disputes. ...

How ice cream seller and taxi driver plotted fake kidnap to mint cash

An ice cream seller and a taxi driver who went partying after faking a kidnap in Nairobi's Embakasi have been arrested....

Man returns home after 47 years, annoyed to find his two wives remarried

Oyuka’s wives, companionless and lonely, decided to remarry shortly after he deserted them in 1974....

How Aden Duale forced 8 per cent VAT pill down MPs’ throats

Aden Duale staged a spirited bid to force through President Uhuru Kenyatta proposal to impose 8 per cent VAT on petroleum products. ...

MPs reject Treasury’s plan for new fund to repay costly loans

Lawmakers have rejected a Bill by the National Treasury to create a special fund that was supposed to help the government repay expensive loans....

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Africa's fastest man Omanyala: I'm getting used to the fame

Africa's fastest man Omanyala: I'm getting used to the fame

New names taking over the Kenyan showbiz

New names taking over the Kenyan showbiz

Why sometimes you have to ‘divorce’ your parents, siblings

Why sometimes you have to ‘divorce’ your parents, siblings

Art of the sale: Cross-dressing mtumba-seller who has country in stitches over antics

The second-hand clothes seller says that he did not expect his newfound fame, saying he has worked hard to make ends meet for years.

How to transition smoothly from being employed to self-employment

The dream of becoming one's own boss is definitely attractive, but self-employment is not free of challenges and disappointment.

Emmy Kosgei: Why I didn’t want to become a pastor’s wife

It has been almost nine years since she left and is now even used to Nigeria’s famously spicy food now.


Mum at 52: How a lifetime of sacrifice delayed motherhood

Mum at 52: How a lifetime of sacrifice delayed motherhood

Fertility and lifestyle: Dr. Pallavi Mishra on helping women with infertility issues

Fertility and lifestyle: Dr. Pallavi Mishra on helping women with infertility issues

Why your man is scared to get between the sheets with you

Why your man is scared to get between the sheets with you

Under the influence: Making bread and butter on social media

Social media is more than a social platform to engage with people, for influencers, it is where they make their bread and butter

Hair loss: Is it a sad life for bald women?

They often say that a woman’s hair is her crown and glory. But what happens when the revered crown starts falling?

Emmy Kosgei: ‘I didn’t want to become a pastor’s wife growing up’

Growing up in a family of pastors, Emmy Kosgei wanted something different for herself but life had other plans for her


Dragon fruit craze: Scam or hot deal

Dragon fruit craze: Scam or hot deal

How to manage East Coast Fever

How to manage East Coast Fever

Rice farmers turn husks into fortune

Rice farmers turn husks into fortune

Why the price of Omena has shot up

The price of omena has gone up because of its demand in making animal feed

Try this option to stop caterpillars

Studies have shown that using Bt in the garden is perfectly safe for humans.

Floor vs battery cages: Which is the best system?

Battery cages are a housing system used for egg-laying hens.


Kenyans blow Sh48 billion on illicit sex

Kenyans blow Sh48 billion on illicit sex

I will marry when ready, says Lilian Ng'ang'a's Juliani

I will marry when ready, says Lilian Ng'ang'a's Juliani

Sh120,000 surgery restores sexual mojo for circumcised women

Sh120,000 surgery restores sexual mojo for circumcised women

How to tell Nairobi women by their estates

Buru girls love touts; Lang’ata women are hustlers; and those from Kilimani behave like spoilt brats!

Cheaters B&B: Apartments sink lodgings in fight for illicit quickies

So immense is Kenyans’ appetite for illicit sex that the cheating business has created a very lucrative industry for furnished apartment owners.

Death trap: When men find their wives in bed with strangers

Infuriated by the spirited stabbing his wife was suffering, Bii grabbed a sword, stabbed young Kipng’etich in return.