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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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Let us focus on the BBI baby, not the bathwater

Take the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as an example and let us begin with a quantitative perspective...

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Encounters with ‘Macharia’ and a look at crystal ball on 2022 poll

I first met Mudavadi in the early 1990s. Both of us were rather green in our respective careers-so much so that cows would have fed on us...

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Uhuru gifts family cows after surprise encounter in forest

For 60-year-old Eunice Wanjiku, July 12 is a day she will never forget...

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Top leaders battle for the soul of the Coast ahead of 2022 contest

In the last three weeks, four top political leaders have held series of meetings and launched development projects at the Coast...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

Why your Huduma Namba could be useless in 8 days

Your Huduma Namba could be useless in eight days’ time after National Assembly’s failure to rescue the law on which it is anchored....

'Police broke my leg for not wearing face mask' – Vihiga woman

She vividly remembers the unfortunate incident on March 24 that led to her condition after an encounter with police officers over lack of a face mask....

Why Kenyan migrant workers love Gulf States despite abuses

The allure of better life and attractive pay is one of the factors attracting Kenyans to Arab countries, to work as domestic workers....

Angaine the Harvester who planted seeds of conflict

The emotive land issues in Kenya can be traced back to post-independence when the elite in government scrambled for prime land left by white settlers....

Vice-Chancellor Kiama: Varsity changes don’t need Magoha nod

According to Vice-Chancellor Kiama, the changes do not alter the structure of the University Charter and Statute...

Retirement was my chance to get into business - Edith Tendwa

Edith Tendwa, 57, might have been a little lost when retirement came knocking, but the long empty days soon offered an opportunity....

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......

Raila: How to beat Covid-19 and revive the economy in five months

Raila Odinga has outlined a plan to beat Covid-19 in a plan that includes lifting restrictions and resuscitating the economy in five months....

How Christine Ambani died painfully, postmortem shows

The Standard has learnt that Christine Ambani’s body was retrieved from a hotel room in Githurai 45 by the accommodation facility’s security guard....

How easy is it to start a business in East Africa?

EAST AFRICA: Which is the most lucrative hunting ground for a new business? There are no straightforward answers for this question....

Oloitokitok: From wild bushes to food basket and back to the ruins

A host of problems, including expensive inputs, invasion by wild animals and brokers have conspired to drive residents out of the farm....

Inside coalition power plan for next year's race to State House

Plans are at an advanced stage for a formidable alliance to possibly face off with Deputy President William Ruto or ODM’s Raila Odinga....

Western leaders bicker over unity as aspirants hit campaign trail

With no recognised kingpin in Western despite huge vote basket, leaders spell out what must be done for one of them to capture the presidency. ...

From a novice to shooting global campaigns – K63 studio’s Osborne Macharia

He was supposed to be an architect. At least, that was his major at the university. But deep inside, Osborne Macharia yearned to be more creative......

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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

The horizon of Kenyan socialites

The horizon of Kenyan socialites

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

How broke boys from Webuye risked to become new showbiz millionaires in the city

Coming from a humble background, he had wanted to become a journalist, a career that would see him build a house for his mother besides supporting her

Evewoman

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

Why Nairobians hate rubber

Why Nairobians hate rubber

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

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

From grace to grass: Kenyan celebrities who went completely broke

From grace to grass: Kenyan celebrities who went completely broke

How the rich and famous mourn their pets

Depending on an individual’s ability to cope with loss, some will need psychological support.

Killer cop loved her booze and sex, often abused power

She was a party animal and loved expensive Indian whiskey. At work, she was a different person from the one we met in social places

The talking roof of Korando thieves cannot dare touch

Despite the strange happenings, Omondi claims that his family does not practice or believe in black magic, but "believes in life after death."

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