Nairobi Wire

  • Nairobi Wire: How Kenyans On Twitter Reacted To Earth Tremor
    25 Mar 2019 - Kenya on Sunday experienced earth tremors at around 7.20 pm. The tremors were felt in several counties including Mombasa, Nyeri, Makueni, Kiambu, and Nairobi. Meteorological services said the tremor was also felt in Naivasha and Nakuru. According to the USGS, an earthquake hazard programme, the earth tremor was measured at a magnitude of 4.8 and a depth of 9km, 41 km NNW of Wundanyi, in Taita...
  • Nairobi Wire: Lang’Ata MP Nixon Korir Speaks On Female Attention, Modelling, Greatest Achievement
    25 Mar 2019 - Lang’ata Member of Parliament Nixon Korir is considered one of the more handsome politicians in the country. Some people will argue that his charming looks made it a lot easier for him to clinch the Lang’ata parliamentary seat. Mr Korir emerged victorious in the August 8 General Election with 40,085 votes, trouncing 16 others who contested for the seat. A lawyer by profession, Korir ...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Monday
    25 Mar 2019 - As we start another week, these are the trending images. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: My Wife Was Referred To As My Daughter, Mvita MP On Weightloss Journey
    25 Mar 2019 - Mvita MP Abdullswamad Shariff Nassir has recalled how his wife was mistakenly referred to as his daughter because his weight made him look old. The legislator used to weigh over 100 kgs until he decided to make changes. His transformation has been nothing short of remarkable since he embarked on a weight loss regimen. He says that people now refer to his daughter as his younger sister. Mr Nassir...
  • Nairobi Wire: Kq Financial Position Has Improved: Q&a With Ceo Sebastian Mikosz
    25 Mar 2019 - Kenya Airways chief executive Sebastian Mikosz answers questions from members of the public. Sir, I am a small shareholder of Kenya Airways who, like other shareholders, has gone for many years with without dividends due to the massive losses the company has been reporting in recent years. What new revenue streams are you looking at to boost the profitability and stability of KQ and make...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Meme Compilation (Monday March 25)
    25 Mar 2019 - Here’s today’s meme compilation. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: How My Mother Forced Me Into An Arranged Marriage, Nollywood Actress Patience Ozokwor
    25 Mar 2019 - Veteran Nigerian actress Patience Ozokwor alias Mama Gee says her one regret in life is not marrying the love of her life during her yesteryears. In an interview with Punch, ‘Mama G’ said her parents stopped her from marrying her lover from the University of Nigeria. Ozokwor recalled how her mother – a strict disciplinarian- married her off after her secondary school education...
  • Nairobi Wire: Kimani Ichung’Wa: 10 Things You Probably Didn’T Know About Kikuyu Mp
    25 Mar 2019 - Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa is an accountant by profession. He worked at Madison Insurance as a senior accountant, at the Standard Group as the financial controller and at Safex Africa as the Director for Finance and Administration before joining politics in 2013. In the August 8, 2017, general polls, Kimani Ichung’wa was the only legislator elected unopposed in the country. But away from...
  • Nairobi Wire: Crazy: Funny Pics/memes Going Viral On Kenyan Social Media
    25 Mar 2019 - Our weekly compilation of the craziest images and memes doing rounds on the Kenyan interweb Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: “My Sons And Wife Are Not Homeless,” Eko Dydda On Kicking Out His Family
    25 Mar 2019 - Award-winning gospel star Eko Dydda has come out to dismiss reports that there is trouble in paradise. The rumor mill had it that the rapper kicked out his wife and sons following a domestic quarrel. According to a report on Robert Alai’s blog, a friend of the family who sought anonymity said the gospel singer is not the man he pretends to be. It is alleged that the rapper’s marriage...
  • Nairobi Wire: “Blackie Only Wanted Handouts; He Never Wanted To Work,” Bonfire Boss Speaks
    22 Mar 2019 - Simon Kabu, the CEO of Bonfire Adventures, has come out to tell his side of the story with regards to the famous street couple, Virginia Njeri and Sammy ‘Blackie’ Githae. The lovebirds underwent a remarkable makeover in February 2018 in what was seen as the beginning of a new life for them away from the streets of Nairobi. However, one year later, they are back on the streets, with Kenyans...
  • Nairobi Wire: Autopsy Report Throws New Twist In Assa Nyakundi “Accidental” Shooting
    22 Mar 2019 - An autopsy conducted on Assa Nyakundi’s son, Joseph Nyakundi, shows that he was shot from outside the car and not from the inside as earlier reported by the lawyer. The autopsy report, which was released on Thursday, reveals that the deceased died from chest injuries and haemorrhage due to a gunshot from a low-velocity firearm. “The shot projection from the chest exiting at the back suggested...
  • Nairobi Wire: All The Trending Images This Furahiday
    22 Mar 2019 - Here are the images trending on Twitter today. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Dp Ruto Reads Riot Act To Professionals In All Sectors Over Corruption
    22 Mar 2019 - Deputy President William Ruto has called out professionals in various sectors over the rise in graft, urging them to lead by example through ethical practices. Speaking at the first Inter-Professionals Summit in Mombasa on Wednesday, Dr Ruto also said the war on corruption has been politicized. “There has been an attempt to hijack the war on corruption and turn it into a war against specific...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Meme Compilation (Friday March 22)
    22 Mar 2019 - Here’s our compilation of funny memes for today. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Be Warned: Date Set For Crackdown On Non-Woven Bags
    22 Mar 2019 - If you’re using non-woven plastic bags, you have less than two weeks to trash them. Days after Kenya’s environment authority NEMA banned the low-quality carrier bags, a date has been set for a major crackdown. The National Environmental Management Authority on Wednesday announced that a crackdown on non-woven bags begins on  April 1. According to Director General Geoffrey Wahungu, the...
  • Nairobi Wire: Eacc Turns Over Sh780M Worth Of Recovered Public Property – Photos
    22 Mar 2019 - The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has released public properties estimated at Sh780 million to their respective caretakers in Nakuru and Bomet counties. Led by EACC chief executive officer Twalib Mbarak and chairman Eliud Wabukala, the anti-graft agency handed over 11 recovered public properties at Sarova Woodlands in Nakuru on Thursday. Chairman Eliud Wabukala said the successful...
  • Nairobi Wire: Sh500,000 Bail For Kevin Obia, Caught On Cctv Brandishing Gun In Kileleshwa
    22 Mar 2019 - Controversial “businessman” Kevin Obia, who was caught on CCTV footage brandishing a gun at a security guard in Kileleshwa area, Nairobi, has been charged in court. Mr Obia appeared before Milimani Court Senior Principal Magistrate Peter Ooko on Thursday and charged with two counts of threatening to kill and behaving disorderly while carrying a firearm. He was charged that on March 16...
  • Nairobi Wire: Why Yvonne Okwara Doesn’T Post Her Husband On Social Media
    22 Mar 2019 - Citizen TV news anchor Yvonne Okwara had a witty response to a fan who asked why she doesn’t show off her husband on social media. Okwara, who is married to Andrew Matole, was engaging her Instagram followers in a Q&A session on her birthday. Before the session, Yvonne Okwara posted a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her husband, and gushed, “This man knows the way to my heart!...
  • Nairobi Wire: Raila Junior: My First Salary Was 10K. It Was A Lot Of Cash
    22 Mar 2019 - Raila Junior earned a measly Sh10,000 as salary on his first job as an accountant. According to the son of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, this was a lot of money back in the day. “My first job was working as an accountant for an aviation company. The job entailed bookkeeping, handling petty cash and just ensuring that things were running smoothly. For that, I was paid Sh10,000. That to...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Reactions To Photo Of Rhinos “Doing It” At Nairobi National Park
    21 Mar 2019 - A picture of two rhinos getting their freak on at the Nairobi National Park has elicited hilarious reactions from Kenyans on Twitter. The photo that has been doing the rounds on social media space for a minute now is credited to the Caters News Agency. It shows two black rhinos doing the nasty, with the Nairobi skyline in the background. The Kenya Wildlife Service on Wednesday shared the picture...
  • Nairobi Wire: Crazy Kenyans: #barclaysbankchallenge Takes Over Following Fake Billions Seizure
    21 Mar 2019 - It has been a long time coming. After a momentary hiatus, the Kenyan online community is back to its amusing self with regards to the viral ‘Challenge’ trend. The newest Challenge follows the arrest of six people on Tuesday in connection with fake currency amounting to slightly over Sh2 billion at Barclays Bank, Queensway Branch in Nairobi. During the arrest, pictures emerged showing...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images This Thursday
    21 Mar 2019 - As the week approaches the end, here are the images trending. Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Nairobbery: How I Was Almost Conned Sh18 Million Inside A Bank
    21 Mar 2019 - Many stories have been told about notorious Nairobi cons and fraudsters who prowl the Kenyan Capital preying on unsuspecting civilians and businesspeople. While not many city dwellers can admit to getting conned, statistics indicate that the average Nairobian has been swindled at least once in their lifetime. Every other day, a new con game is exposed on the internet in a bid to warn others...
  • Nairobi Wire: Hilarious Meme Compilation (Thursday March 21)
    21 Mar 2019 - Here’s today’s meme compilation.  Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Police Recover Gun, Bullets From Rashid Echesa's House In Karen
    21 Mar 2019 - Armed policemen reportedly raided a house belonging to former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and recovered a gun and rounds of ammunition. According to a report by The Star, the DCI sleuths from the Special Crime Prevention Unit raided Echesa’s residence in the upmarket Karen estate on Sunday night. A police report at Kilimani Police station, OB68/17/3/2009, indicates that the...
  • Nairobi Wire: Embassava Tout Pushes Passenger To His Death After Argument
    21 Mar 2019 - A man on Sunday met his tragic death after he was pushed off a speeding bus by a matatu tout attached to Embassava Sacco. Justus Kilonzo, a 31-year-old carpenter at Gikomba Market, was heading home to Pipeline estate when a heated exchange with the tout broke out. This is after the passenger complained that he was not dropped at the stage where he had asked the tout to. As tempers flared, the...
  • Nairobi Wire: Secondary School Closed After “Blood-Sucking Demons Attack Students”
    21 Mar 2019 - Kerwa Secondary school in Kikuyu Constituency was on Tuesday closed indefinitely after students claimed they were getting attacks from blood-sucking demons and evil spirits. There was a break out of mass hysteria on Tuesday morning when eight Form Two girls collapsed, claiming that they could “feel their blood being sucked out of them by demons”. “We were shocked since some of the...
  • Nairobi Wire: Kiss And Makeup? Watch Colonel Mustafa And Noti Flow Exchange Saliva – Video
    21 Mar 2019 - Controversial ‘Nairobi Diaries’ co-stars Colonel Mustafa and Noti Flow are back on the scene with their never-ending shenanigans. With the ratchet reality television show Nairobi Diaries set to return, the two former lovers are warming up to each other, months after their unceremonious break-up. The rappers have been pictured getting cozy with each other on several instances. Some...
  • Nairobi Wire: Octopizzo Ready To Work With Khaligraph Jones But On One Condition
    21 Mar 2019 - It looks like the rap collabo we have all been yearning for is on the cards. High-flying Kenyan rappers Octopizzo and Khaligraph have both indicated a desire to work with each other despite their perceived long-standing rap rivalry. It started with Khaligraph Jones, who opened the doors to a potential collab with Octo last October after scooping the Afrimma award for Best Rap Artiste in Africa. “...

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