Nairobi Wire

  • Nairobi Wire: No More Preaching In Public For Uniformed Police Officers – Nps
    22 Nov 2019 - The National Police Service has finally reined in on police officers who take some time off official duty to preach the gospel while in uniform. In a move that has been long overdue, Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Njoroge Mbugua released a statement Wednesday banning the men and women in uniform from assuming the role of preachers when they should be serving and protecting the public....
  • Nairobi Wire: Sonko's Case Against Eacc Director Moved To Anti-Graft Court
    22 Nov 2019 - A case in which Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is accusing an EACC Director of orchestrating the fraudulent sale of Integrity Centre has been referred to the Anti-Corruption Division. Justice James Makau of the Constitutional and Human Rights Division issued the directive for further directions scheduled for today. Sonko is alleging that EACC director of investigations Abdi Mohamud and his...
  • Nairobi Wire: All The Trending Images This Friday
    22 Nov 2019 - It’s the second last weekend of the month, and the festivities are about to start. To start it off, here are the trending memes and tweets. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: 6 Reasons Why Saumu Sonko Is Grateful For Her Senator Fiancé
    22 Nov 2019 - With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, at least in other parts of the world, Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu Mbuvi has identified some of the things she is thankful for this year. Never one to hide her public displays of affection for her boyfriends, Saumu took to social media Thursday to gush about her fiancé – Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip. In a sweet romantic post dedicated to the...
  • Nairobi Wire: ‘I Refused To Give A Bribe’- Wahu Says After Being Charged With Dangerous Overtaking
    22 Nov 2019 - Gospel singer Wahu Kagwi has explained the circumstances leading to her day in a Nairobi court where she was charged with dangerous overtaking. She is also facing charges for driving without a valid driver’s license and causing obstruction. Wahu, who was arrested on Wednesday, appeared before Milimani Magistrate Elector Riani on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The court heard...
  • Nairobi Wire: Harmonize Speaks Out On ‘Uno’ Youtube Ban Following Producer Magix Enga's Copyright Claim
    22 Nov 2019 - Kenyan music producer Magix Enga made good on his threat to report Harmonize for alleged copyright infringement, with YouTube deleting the song, ‘Uno’, off the site this week. After the song was pulled down, Magix took to social media to celebrate: “1 week imeisha and the song Uno is no longer on YouTube. Don’t sample Magix Enga beats. I repeat don’t! Like I said I’m not going to...
  • Nairobi Wire: Dci Caution: Report Lost Ids, Sim Cards, Phones, Laptops Immediately
    21 Nov 2019 - The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has cautioned the Kenyan public against taking their sweet time when reporting lost identification documents and personal valuables to the police. In a statement on Tuesday, the crime-buster said it is unfortunate that a majority of Kenyans do not report to police when they lose ID cards, sim cards, phones, driving licenses or laptops. The directorate...
  • Nairobi Wire: President Uhuru Challenges Kenyan Women To Play A More Active Role In Nation Building
    21 Nov 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyan women to take the lead in nation-building saying women, just like their male counterparts, have the potential to steer the country’s development agenda. The President, who spoke at State House Nairobi on Wednesday while donating a bus to Hafsa Bint Siirin Centre from Garissa County, encouraged women to play a more active role in Kenya’s push to...
  • Nairobi Wire: All The Trending Images This Thursday
    21 Nov 2019 - On this new day, here are the tweets and memes trending today. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Punish Me, Not My Family – Amos Wako Tells Us
    21 Nov 2019 - Busia County Senator Amos Wako responded to a travel ban issued to him by the US Department of State saying the US government should not involve his family in his “sins”. According to the former Attorney General, his family was not part of his team during his tenure as the AG and therefore, they should be exempted from the travel ban. “My family was not involved at all when I...
  • Nairobi Wire: Lake Nakuru Chopper Crash: Captain Apollo Malowa Was Drunk
    21 Nov 2019 - Captain Apollo Malowa, the pilot of the ill-fated chopper that crashed in Lake Nakuru in October 2017 was drunk, a probe report has revealed. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia released the report on Tuesday indicating that the helicopter “collided with the water surface due to loss of situation awareness by the pilot, who was under the influence of alcohol as depicted from the toxicology...
  • Nairobi Wire: Robbery Suspects Trick, Strangle Police Officer In Daring Escape From Ruiru Station
    21 Nov 2019 - Two suspects accused of robbery with violence staged a dramatic escape from Ruiru police station on Wednesday morning by tricking a police officer who they later strangled. The two were supposed to be arraigned in Court on Wednesday, November 20, just a few hours before they escaped. According to the police, one of the suspects, Wycliffe Kori Achola, knocked on the door of the cells and told the...
  • Nairobi Wire: “I Suffered Minor Strokes, Pressure Attack, Paralysis” -Size 8 On Pregnancy Struggles
    21 Nov 2019 - After causing momentarily panic among fans with a short video of her hospitalization earlier this week, Size 8 finally opened up on her condition on Tuesday, narrating her struggles during her second pregnancy. In an emotional 12-minute video on YouTube dubbed ‘The Journey’, Size recalled how she suffered a major pressure attack, minor strokes, convulsions, and paralysis on her left...
  • Nairobi Wire: Meet Identical Twins Who Scored Same Mark In KCPE 2019
    21 Nov 2019 - Identical twins from Nanyuki are among the top performers in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination after scoring the same mark. 13-year-old’s Mark Gachau and Maxwell Gachau, who were candidates at St Christopher School in Nanyuki, scored 400 marks each out of a possible 500. They were 12 of  76 candidates at the school who attained 400 marks and above....
  • Nairobi Wire: Hot96 Fm Unveils Newest Radio Presenter
    21 Nov 2019 - Hot96 radio has tapped one if it’s employees to host a morning show on Saturdays. Cynthia Waithera Mwangi, who doubles up as the head of radio at the Royal Media Services owned station, will be presenting “The Morning after” show from 6am-10am. Ms Mwangi said the show will be about infotainment, with the aim of igniting conversations among Kenyans. “It’s an infotainment show. As the name...
  • Nairobi Wire: Alex Mwakideu: My Dream Was To Become A Tour Guide
    21 Nov 2019 - Head of Radio at Milele FM, Alex Mwakideu, has revealed that his career dream was to become a tour guide and travel the world to party and have fun. Mwakideu, like other young men who were born and raised in Mombasa, otherwise known as ‘beach boys’, also entertained the idea of meeting a wealthy European tourist to marry and relocate from Kenya. He figured becoming a tour guide would...
  • Nairobi Wire: Interior Ministry Still Most Corrupt Despite Decline In Graft Incidences
    20 Nov 2019 - Super Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s Ministry has retained top position as the most corrupt government ministry. This is according to a 2018 survey by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) released on Tuesday. It indicated that the Interior ministry had a corruption perception index of 47.5 percent. Ironically, incidences of corruption in the Interior ministry declined...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Wednesday
    20 Nov 2019 - As we mark the middle of the week, here are some of the images trending today. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Trainee Pilot Undergoes Trauma Counselling After Aircraft Wheel Falls Mid-Air In Malindi
    20 Nov 2019 - A trainee pilot and his instructor were evacuated and treated for trauma following a two-hour flying ordeal above Malindi after their light airplane lost one of its wheels and crash-landed at the Malindi airstrip. The Cessna aircraft belonging to the Kenya School of Flying branch in Malindi landed without the wheel on Monday as ambulances and fire brigade teams rushed to the scene. The pilot...
  • Nairobi Wire: Another Body Retrieved From Nairobi River
    20 Nov 2019 - The Nairobi regeneration team tasked with cleaning up the Nairobi River has recovered yet another body. Barely a week after the recovery of an infant’s body, the team has retrieved the body of a middle-aged man at Ngong River, one of Nairobi River’s tributaries, in Kware area. This brings the number of bodies found along the Nairobi river to 18 since the launch of the Nairobi River...
  • Nairobi Wire: Suspect In Faith Wangui's Murder Hangs Self, Leaves Suicide Note
    20 Nov 2019 - Joseph Muchiri, the prime suspect in the murder of 25-year-old Faith Wangui, is dead in an apparent suicide. Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu said Muchiri, Wangui’s estranged husband, was found dead in Mau Narok in Njoro on Tuesday, November 19. It is suspected Muchiri committed suicide by hanging. His body was taken to Nakuru Municipal Mortuary as investigations continue. The police...
  • Nairobi Wire: Suspects Accused Of Killing 6 Bouncers In Busia Arraigned As 2 More Are Arrested
    20 Nov 2019 - From Left: Boniface Onyango, Ronald Oduor, Caroline Atieno and Kevin Omondi at the Busia Law Courts. Four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of six men in Masebula in Butula Constituency were arraigned in court Monday but did not take a plea. The accused include Caroline Atieno, a widow of the businessman at whose burial the six men were lynched,  the deceased’s brother Boniface...
  • Nairobi Wire: Governor Waititu Reveals What He's Been Up To While Out Of Office
    20 Nov 2019 - Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu says he has been holidaying during his time out of office. Towards the end of July this year, the court barred Waititu from running Kiambu County until his corruption case in Sh588 million tender saga is heard and determined. The embattled county CEO says being out of office has also helped him to focus on personal matters and family. “Being out of office has...
  • Nairobi Wire: What Waiguru Said About Cate Waruguru's Insults
    20 Nov 2019 - Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru Kamotho has finally responded to recent insults hurled at her by Laikipia County Women Representative Catherine Waruguru. In a media address at Serena Hotel Tuesday, Waiguru took the high road saying it was wrong for women leaders to abuse each other as they should serve as role models. She acknowledged that while disagreements are inevitable in politics, ...
  • Nairobi Wire: Pastor Ng’Ang’A Reveals Plans To Build Sh2.5 Billion Church Complex ‘Neno Towers’
    20 Nov 2019 - Away from pastor Ng’ang’a’s recent shenanigans with regards to the ‘Devil from Gatundu’, the controversial preacher is reportedly planning to expand his church empire. Last Sunday, the Neno Evangelism church leader revealed an ambitious plan to put up a Sh 2.5 billion church complex in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD). Dubbed ‘Neno Towers’, Ng...
  • Nairobi Wire: ‘I Saw Major Peter Mugure Standing In The Rain For 30 Mins’ – Colleagues Of Killer Soldier Claim He Was Depressed
    19 Nov 2019 - Peter Mugure, a former Kenya Defense Forces soldier who is facing murder charges for killing his estranged wife and two children could be suffering from depression, his colleagues have indicated. According to a report by the Star, one of Mugure’s colleagues at the Laikipia Air Base said the Ex-KDF major had exhibited peculiar behaviour such as standing in the rain for over 30 minutes. “At...
  • Nairobi Wire: Cs Magoha Worries For The Boy Child After Girls Outperform Boys In KCPE 2019
    19 Nov 2019 - The Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof. George Magoha says it’s time to think about the Kenyan boychild. Speaking on Monday while releasing the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results, Magoha noted that girls outperformed boys for the second year in a row. “It is evident that girls are competing favourably with the boys for the top academic honours. And,...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Tuesday
    19 Nov 2019 - This is what’s trending on social media today. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Likoni Ferry ‘Mv Jambo’ Stalls Mid-Sea Causing Panic
    19 Nov 2019 - There was panic at the troubled Likoni Ferry channel after ‘MV Jambo’ stalled mid-sea on Monday afternoon. The ferry that was loaded with passengers and vehicles was headed for the island when she developed a steering hitch halfway the Likoni channel at around 2.30 pm. It was forced to come to a halt, leaving passengers stranded momentarily. In a statement, Kenya Ferry Services said...
  • Nairobi Wire: Odm Set To Move To New Sh180 Million Hqs This Week
    19 Nov 2019 - The Raila-led Orange Democratic Movement political party is finally moving houses this week. Currently based along Menelik Road in Kilimani, Nairobi, the political outfit will be unveiling its new headquarters on Loyangalani Drive in Lavington on Thursday. Christened ‘Chungwa House’ and valued at Sh180 million, the new ODM base is located 300 metres from the ANC party headquarters....

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