Nairobi Wire

  • Nairobi Wire: Photo Of Barack And Michelle Obama At Kicc In Nairobi Excites Netizens
    18 Jan 2019 - An old picture of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama that was taken in Nairobi is all the fuss on social media. The former U.S President Thursday shared the picture in a Twitter/Instagram post as he wished wife Michelle Obama a happy birthday. Obama, who is often known to be a man of many words, kept his loving message short and sweet to the former U.S First Lady who turned 55. “I knew it way...
  • Nairobi Wire: Robert Godec Says His Goodbyes To Raila, Ida Odinga, Cj Maraga, Cs Matiang’I
    18 Jan 2019 - Outgoing U.S ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec on Thursday bid farewell to Raila and Ida Odinga and Chief Justice David Maraga. Godec started his visits at AU special envoy Raila Odinga’s Karen residence in the morning, where the Opposition leader and wife Ida hosted him to a farewell breakfast. Raila said Godec promised continued support for the Building Bridges Initiative and war on...
  • Nairobi Wire: Photos: Sh3B Waiyaki Way-Red Hill Link Road 90% Complete, Kenyans Not Impressed
    18 Jan 2019 - The on-going Construction of the missing link between Westlands and Gigiri is 90 percent complete, KURA has said. The 5 kilometres dual road funded by the Government at a cost of Sh3.01 billion was expected to be complete by September 2018. It is now expected to be open in two months’ time by 31st March 2019. The Waiyaki Way-Red Hill link road will significantly cut travel time and distance...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Furahiday
    18 Jan 2019 - Another week of January is done, and I trust your resolutions are proceeding well. Here are today’s trending images. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Mapenzi Kizungumkuti! Lillian Muli Teases Photo Of Baby Daddy Hanging Out With Son
    18 Jan 2019 - Lillian Muli’s online-in-laws are demanding answers. This after the Citizen TV news presenter did the unthinkable on Instagram by posting a picture of her estranged baby daddy, whom Lillian Muli labelled a ‘community husband’ barely a month ago. The mother of two was believed to be embroiled in yet another bitter split following her strongly-worded rant on Christmas Eve when she...
  • Nairobi Wire: Linturi's Daughter Claims ‘Hostile Guest’ Kitany Orchestrated Rehab Admission For Marijuana Addiction
    18 Jan 2019 - The daughter of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has made astonishing claims about her father’s estranged wife Maryanne Kitany, accusing her of being cruel and hostile. In an affidavit, Linturi’s first-born daughter says her father introduced Kitany to her and her siblings around December 2017. Her mother, who was estranged from her father at the time, was not staying with them at the Runda...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Meme Compilation (Friday January 18)
    18 Jan 2019 - As usual, we have compiled the best memes on the internet.   Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Steve Mbogo: I Was A Victim Of Westgate, I Don’T Regret Being There For My Country
    18 Jan 2019 - Steve Mbogo does not regret being there for Kenyan people and would do it again! The former Starehe parliamentary aspirant, in a lengthy statement released yesterday, gave a broader explanation on why he went to the terror front at 14 Riverside Drive on Tuesday. The controversial businessman noted that he was a victim of the Westgate terror attack in 2013, something that drives him to rush to the...
  • Nairobi Wire: U.S Denies Warning American Citizens Of Impending Dusitd2 Hotel Terrorist Attack
    18 Jan 2019 - The United States has dismissed claims that it had prior intel of the DusitD2 hotel attack that left 21 people dead, including one American. US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec Thursday issued a statement responding to reports that circulated on social media that a US delegation that had been booked at the hotel had changed the venue just a day before the attack. Mr Godec further denied that they...
  • Nairobi Wire: Wanted ‘Alshabaab Bride’ Violet Kemunto Arrested Over 14 Riverside Attack
    18 Jan 2019 - A woman who was living with Dusit D2 attacker Ali Salim Gichunge alias Farouk is among 9 suspects arrested in connection with the 14 Riverside terror attack. The woman identified as Violet Kemunto Omwoyo had been living with Gichunge for about a year, and was referring to herself as an ‘Alshabaab bride’. She was reportedly arrested at their house in Mucatha, Ruaka, Kiambu County on Wednesday by...
  • Nairobi Wire: Prominent Kenyan Stuck In Zimbabwe Violence Says There's No Internet, Power, Running Water
    17 Jan 2019 - As a widespread general strike in Zimbabwe entered its third day on Wednesday, a prominent Kenyan -Dr David Wachira- took to social media to update on the situation. Dr Wachira is a public sector specialist who has been working with the World Bank for over five years. He is best remembered as the Mukorino from Nyahururu who Nairobi Wire introduced to our readers back in June 2017. Read:...
  • Nairobi Wire: 10 Tips To Help Children Cope With Disasters Such As The 14 Riverside Terror Attack
    17 Jan 2019 - Following the Tuesday terror attack at the upmarket Dusit D2 hotel complex in Nairobi, a concerned mother on Twitter has raised a crucial point about how parents should help their children cope with disasters. One Charity Lukaya @Mamanursery posted on Twitter that she spent Tuesday evening trying to answer her kid’s questions about the terror attack. She further shared some useful tips by...
  • Nairobi Wire: 6 More Bodies Found, Death Toll Rises To 21 In 14 Riverside Drive Attack
    17 Jan 2019 - The death toll in Tuesday’s terrorist attack at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi has risen to 21 from the initial 14. Kenya’s police chief, Joseph Boinnet, said Wednesday night that six additional bodies were retrieved from the attack site with one police officer succumbing to injuries while undergoing treatment. The Inspector General of Police, in a press address at 10 pm on Wednesday, said the 21...
  • Nairobi Wire: All The Trending Images In Nairobi Today
    17 Jan 2019 - Here are the images trending in Nairobi. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Photos: William Ruto Visits Survivors Of 14 Riverside Terror Attack
    17 Jan 2019 - Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday evening led a host of leaders in visiting survivors of the Dusit Hotel terror attack. In addition to condemning the attack, DP Ruto lauded security agents and medical facilities that offered timely treatment to the victims and saved many lives. He noted that the country’s security apparatus has contained the Tuesday terror attack, adding that the country...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Meme Compilation (Thursday January 17)
    17 Jan 2019 - Another day, another funny meme compilation. Check our past memes on this link.  Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Citizen TV Reporter Defends Slapping Colleagues During Matiang’I Presser
    17 Jan 2019 - Citizen Television journalist Hassan Mugambi has explained the circumstances that led him to slap his colleagues on Wednesday for blocking his shot during a live media briefing. The Senior reporter was delivering a live report when a group of journalists and non-journalists milled around Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, blocking Mugambi’s shot. In a video that has since made...
  • Nairobi Wire: Sonko Urges All Nairobi Residents To Remain Vigilant Following Terror Attack
    17 Jan 2019 - Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has implored Nairobi residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons to the police following the terrorist attack at 14 Riverside Drive. Sonko, who was the butt of jokes on social media for his dress code at the Dusit D2 Hotel, further appealed to “everyone to submit to security screening by people who are meant to protect us”. In a statement...
  • Nairobi Wire: Heartbreaking!! American 9/11 Survivor Jason Spindler Killed In 14 Riverside Drive Attack In Nairobi
    17 Jan 2019 - An American who survived the 9/11 terror attack has been identified as one of at least 14 people killed in the terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi. Jason Spindler, the global managing director of I-DEV International who was based in the Kenyan capital, was killed in Tuesday’s attack according to his family and officials in Kenya. Spindler’s mother Sarah Sandler told NBC News ...
  • Nairobi Wire: Brown Mauzo Denies Swallowing Poison, Cries During Call With Girlfriend – Video
    17 Jan 2019 - Kenyan music act Brown Mauzo has denied reports that he attempted to commit suicide. Last week, rumors were rife that the singer had swallowed poison after a video went viral showing him being taken to a hospital. Brown Mauzo has been going through a difficult period in his life after his long-term girlfriend walked out on him for unknown reasons. It has been alleged that Mauzo had taken time off...
  • Nairobi Wire: 14 Innocent Killed At 14 Riverside Drive, Terrorists Neutralized
    16 Jan 2019 - It was a sigh of relief for Kenyans when President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the country a few minutes after 10 am, to announce the conclusion of the security operation at 14 Riverside Drive. 6 terrorists took over the compound that hosts the 5 star Dusit D2 hotel, as well as several office blocks, on Tuesday afternoon. In a Westgate – style attack, they shot indiscriminately, working to...
  • Nairobi Wire: Heavily-Armed Steve Mbogo Explains Role In 14 Riverside Attack Rescue Operation
    16 Jan 2019 - Steve Mbogo has come out to explain his presence at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon during a suspected terrorist attack. The former Starehe parliamentary aspirant was pictured at the scene armed with a sophisticated assault rifle and a bulletproof vest. This raised eyebrows among internet users who wondered what role the controversial businessman was playing in the multi-...
  • Nairobi Wire: Willy Paul Narrates “Horrific” Riverside Attack In Westlands, Nairobi
    16 Jan 2019 - Musician Willy Paul on Tuesday reportedly survived the terror attack at DusitD2 Hotel on Riverside Drive in Westlands, Nairobi. The controversial hitmaker, who seems to attract trouble at every turn, was attending a meeting at the hotel when armed assailants attacked the DusitD2 complex, which houses a hotel and several international companies. The assailants, who are believed members of the Al-...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Wednesday
    16 Jan 2019 - Here are today’s trending images. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Meme Compilation (Wednesday January 16)
    16 Jan 2019 - We start off the day with a hilarious meme compilation. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: 25-Year-Old Chops Off His Private Parts In Kericho
    16 Jan 2019 - A 25-year-old man is recuperating at the Kericho sub-county hospital after he cut off part of his penis. The victim, Samuel Maina Muchiri, reportedly committed the bizarre self-harming act on Tuesday, January 15, in his Momoniat Estate house in Nyagacho area. According to a police report, the incident was reported by Mr Muchiri’s neighbour, Anthony Kanuthi. The witness reported hearing...
  • Nairobi Wire: “Peleka Ujinga Mbali” Sonko Hits Back After Being Called A ‘Socialite Governor’
    16 Jan 2019 - Mike Sonko lost his cool over the weekend after an internet user questioned him on Facebook while referring to him as a ‘Socialite Governor’. The Nairobi County boss last Saturday posted a picture of the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell vacationing in Croatia with her boyfriend on a yacht. Sonko mentioned how Ms Powell was enjoying herself on the yacht estimated to...
  • Nairobi Wire: Why Actor Jamal's Suspected Killer Failed To Take Plea
    16 Jan 2019 - The wheels of justice are yet to start rolling in the murder case of former “Vioja Mahakamani” actor, Jamal Nassul Gadafi. The main suspect in the case, Ms Grace Kananu Namu, has been arraigned in Court but did not take a plea. Ms Kananu, who allegedly stabbed Gaddafi to death, was to answer to the murder charges on Tuesday for the case to commence. However, the Machakos High Court heard that a...
  • Nairobi Wire: Man Shot Dead Trying To Stop M-Pesa Robbers In Athi River, Another Hospitalised
    16 Jan 2019 - The M-Pesa shops that were robbed at Njuguini estate in Athi River on Monday, January 14, 2019. A man was shot dead by armed gangsters and another hospitalised after they attempted to stop the fleeing criminals in Athi River on Monday. The victims were among residents who attempted to catch the robbers as they escaped on motorbikes after stealing from two M-Pesa shops at Njuguini estate....
  • Nairobi Wire: I Faked Disability, Sold Drugs, Robbed People To Make Ends Meet – Radio Jambo Presenter
    16 Jan 2019 - Radio Jambo presenter Lawrence Macharia alias Terence Creative has recalled his difficult past life in the streets following the death of his mother. Terence, who doubles up as an internet comedian, lost his mother at the tender age of nine. “I am the lastborn of three brothers. Our mum died when I was nine years. We grew under my grandmother’s house that was too small to accommodate by...

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