Nairobi Wire

  • Nairobi Wire: Nyeri Woman Stabs To Death Robber Who Attempted To Rape Her
    24 May 2019 - A bungled robbery attempt in Nyeri Town on Thursday resulted in the death of one of two robbers. The thugs are said to have broken into a retail shop in Ngangarithi Estate at around 3 am. Armed with crude weapons, the criminals stole goods and hid in nearby bushes after a neighbour spotted them. The married owners of the shop rushed to the retail shop and ganged up with residents to flush out the...
  • Nairobi Wire: Ambassador Assures Dp Ruto Of Action Against Chinese Who Break Kenyan Laws
    24 May 2019 - Chinese envoy Mr Wu Peng has said Chinese citizens who flout laws in Kenya will be punished accordingly. Speaking during a meeting with DP William Ruto on Thursday, Peng said Chinese lawbreakers will face punishment in both countries. “Our citizens must respect the rule of law in Kenya. They should do the right thing and get permits and licences where necessary,” Peng told the deputy president. “...
  • Nairobi Wire: It's Not A Must I Be A Presidential Candidate, Dp Ruto
    24 May 2019 - Deputy President William Ruto says it is not written in stone that he will be Jubilee Party presidential candidate in 2022. Speaking on Kameme FM’s breakfast show Thursday, Ruto maintained party members will sit down as a party and decide on a suitable flag bearer. “If I will not be the flag bearer, I will support the person who the Jubilee Party members choose as their presidential...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images In Nairobi Today
    24 May 2019 - A look at today’s trending pics. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: High School Student Accuses Police Officer Of Crushing His Genitals
    24 May 2019 - Police in Busia County are probing an incident where a police officer allegedly assaulted a high school student. The Form 3 learner at St. Nicholas Hafumbre Secondary School in Ukwala, Siaya County, said he sustained injuries on his manhood following the assault. The officer attached to Siport Post in Funyula Constituency reportedly confronted the boy when he was going to buy a bar of soap at 7:...
  • Nairobi Wire: Aisha Jumwa Declares 2022 Gubernatorial Bid
    24 May 2019 - Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has been ruffling feathers in the political scene following her expulsion from ODM for backing DP Ruto. And it looks like the outspoken MP has more feathers to ruffle as she eyes a Gubernatorial seat in 2022. Nicknamed the Iron Lady of Coast politics, Jumwa has announced she will battle it out for the Kilifi Governor seat in 2022. In an interview with the Star, Jumwa said...
  • Nairobi Wire: Boda Boda Operator On The Run For Allegedly Impregnating Teenage Daughter
    24 May 2019 - Police in Siaya have launched a manhunt for a man who is said to have defiled and impregnated his daughter in Wambusa village. According to a report by Citizen Digital, the man began defiling his daughter while she was in Class Two. The sexual abuse reportedly continued until recently when the 16-year-old minor conceived and was forced to drop out of school. The girl who is said to be in Class...
  • Nairobi Wire: Flying Squad Detectives Bust Car Dismantling Syndicate In Ngong – Photos
    24 May 2019 - Flying Squad detectives on Thursday arrested four suspects in Ngong in connection to a car theft syndicate. Acting on a tip-off, the DCI sleuths raided a residential home at Vet Centre in Ngong where they recovered a stolen vehicle. The said vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser, was reported stolen from Central Police Station area on 7th April 2019. The DCI said the vehicle was initially white in color...
  • Nairobi Wire: Vera Sidika Insists “Business Is Doing Well” Amid Rumors Of Failed Salon
    24 May 2019 - Vera Sidika just can’t seem to shake off rumors that her eponymous beauty parlor is going under. Earlier this year, Vera advertised vacancies at the posh salon sparking speculation that her staff had quit for greener pastures. The rumor has been flying around for months now and the socialite has come out to dismiss it once more. “My business is doing well and I have been doing well...
  • Nairobi Wire: Why I Wasn’T Looking For A Man To Marry Me, Kate Actress
    24 May 2019 - Film and television actress Catherine Kamau says she had other priorities before she got married to Philip Karanja. According to the ‘Sue Na Jonnie’ actress, she wasn’t necessarily looking for a marriage partner; she had settled on raising her son as a single mother. And as it turns out, it was her focus on her son and work that seemingly attracted the man of her dreams. “Men can...
  • Nairobi Wire: Excitement In Kisumu As City Gets First Traffic Lights
    23 May 2019 - There was excitement in Kisumu on Wednesday, after the first ever traffic lights were installed in the city. This is a move aimed at controlling traffic at several intersections and pedestrian crossings. Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) installed the lights in three key junctions along the Kisumu-Kakamega highway following road upgrades, and subsequent traffic increase. The new four lane...
  • Nairobi Wire: 6 Ways Tharaka Nithi Residents Can Use Their Tiny Toilet [Photos]
    23 May 2019 - Kenya hatuhami! This is a popular phrase used by Kenyans on social media to react to funny things happening in the country. While there’s nothing much to be glad about with regard to governance in Kenya, the Kenyan sense of humor is the one thing that makes politics tolerable. Kenya Hatuhami has once again come into play following the launch of that infamous tiny toilet in Tharaka Nithi....
  • Nairobi Wire: Waiguru Weighing Up 2022 Deputy President Job Offers
    23 May 2019 - Governor Anne Waiguru could well be part of the next Kenyan government as Deputy President. The Kirinyaga County governor says she has received two offers to become a presidential running mate in the 2022 polls. While she did not disclose from whom the offers came, Waiguru said she is considering the proposals. The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary said she will make an announcement at an...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images In Nairobi This Thursday
    23 May 2019 - Here are today’s trending images. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Akothee Breathes Fire On Troll Who Told Son Prince Ojwang “Your Mother Is A Prostitute”
    23 May 2019 - Akothee was like Khaleesi on her dragon Drogon after a troll on social media referred to her as a prostitute. The musician took to her popular Instagram page to blast one Evans Moseti, who had the audacity to insult Akothee though her son Prince Ojwang. In a post seen by this blog, the social media bully left an offensive comment in a sweet video where Ojwang wished Akothee a happy mother’s...
  • Nairobi Wire: 22Bet Enters Kenya Market As Premium Betting Site
    23 May 2019 - 22bet Kenya is known for its wide-spread gambling market. Betting on football is as much of traditional past-time activity as playing or watching football. However, with demand comes challenges in terms of quality, customer protection and safety. That is why 22Bet is offering its platform as a new premium new sports betting portal in Kenya, where all of the above (and even more) is ensured....
  • Nairobi Wire: Why Moses Kuria Wants President Uhuru To Dissolve Cabinet
    23 May 2019 - Outspoken Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the cabinet citing incompetent ministers. According to Kuria, Cabinet Secretaries have been implementing policies that make life difficult for the common mwananchi. In particular, the lawmaker criticised the Kenya Bureau of Standards’ move to enforce tough laws on importation of used car parts...
  • Nairobi Wire: Woman To Serve 30 Years In Prison For Trafficking Marijuana Worth Ksh2800
    23 May 2019 - A Nyeri Court has handed a seemingly harsh sentence to a woman found guilty of trafficking marijuana worth Sh2,820. Nyeri Principal Magistrate Harrison Adika sentenced the accused Rose Wanjiru to 30 years behind bars. Worse still, the magistrate convicted Ms Wanjiru without an option of fine. Reportedly, Wanjiru committed the offence in 2014. Key witnesses who included two administrators ...
  • Nairobi Wire: Lawyer Kills Colleague At House Party In Eldoret
    23 May 2019 - Police in Eldoret have in their custody a lawyer accused of killing his fellow advocate last week. The accused; Abel Mogaka, was arraigned on Wednesday before Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa. The prosecution requested for 10 days to complete investigations as well as modify the charges against the suspect. Abel Mogaka allegedly stabbed and seriously injured his colleague after a...
  • Nairobi Wire: When Mercy Masika Nearly Gave Up On God And The Church
    23 May 2019 - Mercy Masika has recalled a time in her life when nothing was working out she almost gave up on God and the Church. The gospel music sensation said it took the intervention of her pastor who assured her things would work out. “I wanted to give up on the church but somehow my pastor found out. She called me and assured me that God had so much in store for me,” said Mercy. She spoke...
  • Nairobi Wire: Why State House Has Canceled Ruto's US Trip
    22 May 2019 - Another row is being reported in the presidency, after it emerged that Deputy President William Ruto has been forced to cancel a planned trip to the US and Canada. According to The Star, Ruto was to fly out on Monday for a tour of the two countries. While there, he had been scheduled to meet Kenyans in the diaspora, a potentially significant voting constituency. His planned entourage was large,...
  • Nairobi Wire: Eric Omondi Reveals Plans For Sh80 Million Wedding
    22 May 2019 - Comedian Eric Omondi has shared details of his wedding plans. Speaking to the Star, Omondi spoke of an extravagant ceremony that will cost an arm and a leg. He plans of an international event, fit for his Italian girlfriend Chantal Grazioli. “My wedding is not a personal affair, it’s an international affair. Kenya is marrying Italy and it’s coming to Kenya with all the benefits...
  • Nairobi Wire: Author Binyavanga Wainaina Has Died
    22 May 2019 - Renowned Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is dead, his family has confirmed. The controversial author reportedly passed on on Tuesday night following a stroke. He was just 48 years old. Binyavanga has been a vocal gay rights activist, and was reportedly in the process of making a documentary on the topic. He was also an award winning author, having won a Caine Prize for his short story “...
  • Nairobi Wire: Kayole Man Beats 10-Year-Old Son To Death For Pooping, Vomiting In The House
    22 May 2019 - A man allegedly killed his 10-year-old son after he pooped and vomited in the house in Kayole, Nairobi. Daniel Odongo reportedly beat up his son on May 16, causing his death. Investigating officer Edward Mlanda told the court that Odongo severely beat the boy after he developed a stomach problem. The Court also heard that the boy had eaten food that caused a stomach upset. Since he was all alone...
  • Nairobi Wire: Suspects In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Boy In Matungu Deny Charges
    22 May 2019 - Two suspects accused of killing a 7-year-old boy in Matungu, Kakamega County have been arraigned in court. Fredrick Chitechi alias Abdalla Mucheva and Aneriko MC Jimmy appeared before Kakamega Resident Magistrate William Lopokoiyit on Tuesday. They were charged that on the evening of May 19, 2019, at Panyako village, they stabbed the minor several times with a knife and killed him. The accused...
  • Nairobi Wire: Four Chinese Men In Trouble For Beating Up Kenyan Engineer
    22 May 2019 - Authorities in Lodwar on Tuesday arrested four Chinese nationals accused of assaulting a Kenyan roads engineer in Turkana. The four are Liu Jiang, Wang Kai, Zhao Liangbin and Li Shaoqing. They were hiding in a house at Kilomita 54 area in Lochore-Emoit, Turkana South. The arrests come in the wake of protests by 400 workers employed by the Chinese contractors. The workers alleged that the four...
  • Nairobi Wire: Fena Gitu Can’T Keep Calm After Flight With Raila Odinga
    22 May 2019 - Fena Gitu was all kinds of stoked after sitting next to Raila Odinga in a Kenya Airways flight on Tuesday. The femcee could not contain her excitement as she took to her Instagram page to share a picture with Raila. She even joked that her fans should now address her differently following her brush with “real power”. “For a few hours in my lifetime, I sat next to one of the most...
  • Nairobi Wire: The Trending Images In Nairobi This Wednesday
    22 May 2019 - Here are today’s trending images. Ⓒ 2019 Nairobi Wire
  • Nairobi Wire: Photos Of Khaligraph Jones’ Heavily Pregnant Girlfriend
    22 May 2019 - High flying rapper Khaligraph Jones is months away from being a father. The self-proclaimed O.G finally confirmed a baby is on the way through a post on Instagram last night. Khaligraph first hinted about having a child at the start of the year amid his nasty breakup with femcee Cashy. In an interview, Cashy alleged that after their break up, Khaligraph told her he would sire a child just to get...
  • Nairobi Wire: Cs Juma Rules Out Ransom Negotiations With Abductors Of Cuban Doctors
    22 May 2019 - The State will not negotiate ransom demands with Al Shabaab militants for the release of two Cuban doctors abducted in April. Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma, said it is against Government policy to negotiate with terrorists. She, however, said an operation was ongoing to rescue the two doctors who were abducted in Mandera. “We believe that we’ll...

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