Nairobi Wire

  • Nairobi Wire: City Man In Court For Shouting, Singing ‘Bado Mapambano’
    16 Jul 2019 - The famous ‘Bado Mapambano’ political chant, coined by the late Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang, has landed a Nairobi-based man in Court. Kepha Ojuka was arraigned in a Nairobi court Monday for allegedly shouting and singing ‘bado mapambano’ (the struggle continues) at another person. He was charged with causing a disturbance in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by shouting at...
  • Nairobi Wire: Betpawa Moves To Court To Contest Govt Decision To Suspend Betting Operations
    16 Jul 2019 - Sports betting firm Nanovas International (K) Limited, trading as betPawa, on Monday moved to court to challenge a govt directive that cancelled its operational license. betPawa is one of 27 betting firms targeted by gambling regulator Betting Control and Licenses Board (BCLB) for allegedly failing to comply with various regulations. Last week Wednesday, BCLB directed mobile money service ...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images On Twitter Today
    16 Jul 2019 - On this Tuesday, here are the trending tweets and images. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Church Burglar Pens Letter Seeking Forgiveness, “Pray For Me”
    16 Jul 2019 - A thief who broke into a church in Engineer town, Kinangop, Nyandarua County has sought the forgiveness of the church and its congregants. The burglar broke into the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa church on Sunday night hoping to find money but he ‘got nothing’. In his apology letter, the unknown thief said he was sent by a member of the church who told him there was...
  • Nairobi Wire: Family's Agony As 27-Year-Old Dies In Nairobi Prison Cell After Failing To Raise Ksh 200 Bail
    16 Jul 2019 - A family has sought the intervention of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority(IPOA) in demanding answers from the Prisons Department following the mysterious death of a 27-year-old man on Tuesday last week. The deceased – Mark Nyamweya – was among 43 people arrested on Saturday morning for being drunk and disorderly at Moloini Club in Kayole, Nairobi. They were detained at...
  • Nairobi Wire: Blow For 83-Year-Old Granny Arrested With Marijuana Worth Sh500
    16 Jul 2019 - An elderly woman who was last week arrested for marijuana possession in Nyeri has suffered a blow in her case. The court was told that on July 10 at around 2 pm, police laid an ambush for 83-year-old Lydia Mumbi Ndirangu after receiving information from members of the public that she was in a matatu from Nyeri town to Muthinga. After conducting a search, police recovered a measly 268 grams of...
  • Nairobi Wire: Kenya Power Driver Narrowly Escapes Death After Explosive Hits Vehicle
    16 Jul 2019 - A driver working for Kenya Power escaped death by a whisker after an improvised explosive device (IED) hit the vehicle he was driving in Mandera. The man was alone and driving towards Takaba from Mandera town along the newly tarmacked Rhamu-Elwak road on Monday. Confirming the incident, Lafey Deputy County Commissioner Eric Oronyi said the driver escaped without injuries and the vehicle – a...
  • Nairobi Wire: “People Are Calling Me A Devil Worshipper,” Says Ivlyn Mutua After Going Secular
    16 Jul 2019 - While most local musicians, especially female, are known for switching from secular to gospel, Ivlyn Mutua has done the unthinkable by transitioning from gospel to secular. The bold move has put the songbird at crossroads with her fans, some of whom have since started calling her names. Ivlyn Mutua, however, explains that she made the switch in order to reach out to people who cannot talk about...
  • Nairobi Wire: New Kemusic: Femi One Serves Fire In Banger ‘Moto’
    16 Jul 2019 - Kaka Empire signed femcee Femi One has delivered another visual off her recent body of work, XXV. Femi One released the EP – XXV – in April as a special dedication to her fans as she celebrated her 25th birthday. “It is my quarter-life! It comes with a lot of things. Mostly I give thanks! This EP is a gift to my fans, showing them why rap is my first and only love,” said...
  • Nairobi Wire: Watch: Justo Taps Nonini For ‘Good Time’ Remix
    16 Jul 2019 - Four months ago, American-Kenyan YouTuber and internet comedian Justin Bradford released a club banger, Good Time, inspired by a viral clip of one Alex Sadi, who was ‘caught like a rat on the haiweee’ for drunk driving in December of 2016. RELATED: ‘Rat on the Highway’ Video Sensation Resurfaces, Insists Arrest for Drunk Driving was Wrong Following a positive reception of the club...
  • Nairobi Wire: Moses Kuria Defends Tuju Against Dp Ruto, “Don’T Shoot The Messenger”
    15 Jul 2019 - Amid the reported wrangles within the ruling party Jubilee, Deputy President William Ruto yesterday dropped a bombshell when hit out at the party’s secretary-general Raphael Tuju over his alleged new role in the opposition camp. Taking to his official Twitter account, Ruto expressed shock at reports that Tuju was the new political strategist for Opposition chief Raila Odinga. “So our...
  • Nairobi Wire: Duale: Dp Ruto Will Clinch Presidency In 2022 Come Rain Come Sunshine
    15 Jul 2019 - Deputy President William Ruto will not only be the Jubilee party presidential candidate in 2022, but he will also clinch the presidency, Aden Duale has said. The National Assembly leader of Majority said the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga will not deter Ruto from becoming President. “Come 2022 God willing Jubilee party will only have one...
  • Nairobi Wire: Sonko: Nairobi First Lady To Deliver At Pumwani Hospital
    15 Jul 2019 - The already large Sonko family is months away from growing larger if a recent announcement by the Nairobi governor is anything to go by. Taking to social media Sunday to congratulate newlyweds Kirinyaga Governor Waiguru and lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo, Mike Sonko indicated that his wife – Primrose Mbuvi – is expectant. The Nairobi county chief also intimated that Waiguru is heavy with child as he...
  • Nairobi Wire: Police Constable Shoots Himself Dead After Disagreement With Wife
    15 Jul 2019 - A police officer based at Kaloleni Police Station in Kilifi yesterday took his own life following an alleged quarrel with his wife. Constable Kelvin Kipkemoi reportedly shot himself dead in the morning at around 5.30am after finishing his night shift. Confirming the suicide, Kilifi County Police Commander Patrick Okeri said Mr Kipkemoi shot himself inside a temporary structure that police...
  • Nairobi Wire: Knitted Boobies For Breast Cancer Survivors: Nancy Githoitho Is Restoring Patients’ Confidence
    15 Jul 2019 - Nancy Githoitho, a mother of two boys and in her late 30s, lost her mother to breast cancer in 2017. Since then, Ms Githoitho has founded the Limau Cancer Connection, a cancer support group which makes and distributes knitted prosthetics to breast cancer survivors. She shared her story with Nation.co.ke. Who is Nancy Githoitho? I am a mother of two adorable boys, a daughter, the only girl in a...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Posts By Kenyans On Social Media To Take Away Those Monday Blues
    15 Jul 2019 - Your weekly dose of funny posts going viral on the Kenyan interwebs to help you overcome those Monday Blues. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images In Nairobi Today
    15 Jul 2019 - Here are today’s trending pics and tweets. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Man Defiled Class 8 Stepdaughter For Two Years “With Full Knowledge Of Mother”
    15 Jul 2019 - A 55-year-old man is in police custody in Nyandarua for allegedly defiling his stepdaughter. Cops arrested the man after the teenage girl reported to her teachers that her father has been sexually abusing her. She said the father had been defiling her for the last two years with the full knowledge of her mother. The girl’s teachers then informed village elder Grace Muthoni seeking her...
  • Nairobi Wire: My Story: Why I Was Better Off Before Kidney Transplant
    15 Jul 2019 - Geoffrey Mutai is a farmer in Kaplong, Bomet County who has been battling kidney disease since 2015. He shared his story with Sunday Magazine. I was diagnosed with kidney disease in July 2015. One day, I checked into Kaplong Mission Hospital in Bomet with a swollen face, hands and legs. I also had excruciating pain in my lower abdomen and in my waist. Blood tests revealed I had a kidney disease...
  • Nairobi Wire: Crazy: Funny Pics/memes Going Viral On Kenyan Social Media
    15 Jul 2019 - Our weekly compilation of the craziest images and memes doing rounds on the Kenyan interwebs. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Kq Employee Sacked For Wearing Arsenal Jersey Awarded Sh10 Million
    12 Jul 2019 - The Employment and Labour Relations Court has ordered the national carrier Kenya Airways and it’s former CEO Titus Naikuni to pay Kes10 million to a former employee who was sacked for wearing an Arsenal jersey. Mr. Kepha Moreno Bosire, who was KQ’s Corporate and Communications Manager, was unlawfully sacked by Naikuni for wearing the jersey branded ‘Fly Emirates'(Arsenal sponsors). Mr...
  • Nairobi Wire: Cs Munya Speaks On Reports Of Uhuru Canceling La Mada Meetings
    12 Jul 2019 - Peter Munya has maintained that the now infamous meetings at La Mada hotel will continue amid reports that President Uhuru has ordered Mt.Kenya leaders to cancel the meetings. According to the Trade CS, President Uhuru has made no such order. Mr Munya noted the meetings have since intensified and have been devolved to counties and sub-counties. “It is total lie and fabrication to say we...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Furahiday
    12 Jul 2019 - As we end another week, here are the images trending on Twitter. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Woman In Thome Familicide Reportedly Had Affair With Bodaboda Rider
    12 Jul 2019 - A woman believed to have murdered her family before killing herself was violent and had an affair with a local boda boda rider, the Star reports. Geoffrey Mwangi, the Nyumba Kumi Chairman for Thome Five estate where the apparent familicide happened, told the publication that Joseph Gitau, 37, had reported repeatedly that his wife Joyce Wanjiru, 32, physically assaulted him up whenever they had a...
  • Nairobi Wire: Bishop Bans Weekend Burials Over Political Interference
    12 Jul 2019 - The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Mumias Diocese has banned burials on weekends citing interference by politicians. Mumias ACK Bishop Joseph Wandera announced the decision Thursday saying the diocese will not conduct mass, liturgy and burials on Saturdays and Sundays in all its 43 parishes. He said the decision was reached after extensive consultations with the laity and clergy throughout the...
  • Nairobi Wire: What Raila Said About Mps’ Push For Increased Salaries And Allowances
    12 Jul 2019 - Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has condemned the decision by members of Parliament to increase their salaries and allowances. According to the ODM leader, the move will set “a very bad precedent” for Kenyan workers and end up making the country unattractive for foreign investment. “If the trend continues, the cost of doing business in this country is going to be very high,” he said on...
  • Nairobi Wire: Governor Mutua In “Serious Coalition Discussions” For Presidential Bid
    12 Jul 2019 - Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has reasserted his determination to become Kenya’s 5th president in 2022. While urging leaders eyeing the presidency to focus on positive development agenda and shun divisive politics, Mutua said he will reveal his coalition partners at the right time. “I urge my colleagues who also have ambitions to declare as they have but to first concentrate on...
  • Nairobi Wire: Avoid Men Who Insist On Unprotected Sex, Diamond Urges Women
    12 Jul 2019 - East Africa’s biggest baby daddy, Diamond Platnumz, is on a campaign against unprotected sex in his hometown Tanzania. Speaking during an awareness rally between Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB)and Tume ya Kudhibiti Ukimwi Tanzania (TACAIDS), Diamond implored his fans to adopt condom use as the first guard against HIV/AIDS. “This is the right time for me to retrospect and give advice to my...
  • Nairobi Wire: House Help On The Run After Poisoning Employer's Children, One Dead
    11 Jul 2019 - Linda Endekwa at St Joseph Ombo Mission Hospital on July 10, 2019 Detectives in Migori are looking for a house help who is suspected to have poisoned a woman and three children in Oruba estate. One child, belonging to the woman who was poisoned, died on Tuesday morning. The poisoned woman was a new house help; she was admitted with her employer’s two children to St Joseph Ombo Mission...
  • Nairobi Wire: Retired Mps Set To Earn Sh100,000 Per Month For Life
    11 Jul 2019 - Kenyan taxpayers will have to part with an additional Sh450 million annually as pension for former MPs who retired between 1984 and 2001 if a proposed Bill is enacted. The Bill is sponsored by Minority Leader John Mbadi who is seeking to amend the Parliamentary Pensions Act, Cap 196. If passed into law, 375 MPs will each get an increase in their pension payout to a minimum Sh100,000 per month for...

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