The Star

  • 17 Aug 2018 - We have seen this movie before: Arrest and prosecution of some unknown or low-profile person or persons over corruption, a lot of noise is and you never hear again about them or their cases. That has always been the MO (modi operandi) in all Kenyan graft cases, until...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - We are in the middle of a Kafkaesque fight against corruption. It is complex, perplexing and pointedly incongruous, yet, as someone has suggested, it seems to be a destructive endeavor by Uhuru Kenyatta to remake himself and the bad legacy of his father. It has been...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Bubbles in the political pot in Mulembe nation are already becoming noisy, with Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya steadily training his gun on the presidency, as unity calls take centre stage.On Wednesday, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula and...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - The bribery and corruption fiasco that have engulfed the 12 Parliament are a national shame. This is a major blemish that needs resolute remedial action to redeem the image of both the institution and mother Kenya. How ironical and embarrassing that such an infamy...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - The Committee on Members Services in the National Assembly has recommended a substantial upgrade in terms and conditions for MPs.There has been controversy over 'blind masseurs' in the parliamentary gym but many other suggestions will be far more costly.In particular...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - There is relative political calm in the country, thanks to the March 9 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. The hard stance and brittle political brinkmanship seem to have thawed. Ethnic hostilities that ran along ethnic lines have dissipated...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - I never thought time would come when I would have to do this: Write an obituary to our friend, colleague, mentor and inspirer, Professor Samir Amin, who passed on in Cairo last Sunday, 12 August, 12. But as will eventually happen to all of us, Samir Amin's hour of...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - You might have seen her along Waiyaki Way, just after the UNCHR offices in Westlands, praying for people under a shrub. Naomi Jendeka, aka Mama Westlands, is her name.Born in Emanda village, Vihiga county, Jendeka, who is the Mama Region of Bethsaida ADC branch in...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - As they were walking along the road, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” (Luke 9:57-58 ).Pastors across the world have adopted...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - When he visited the Japan International Cooperation Agency in 1995, Joseph Mburu met volunteer judo coaches. This piqued his interest in the sport, and he started training at the institution.Since then, the Ruiru Training College prison officer has practised judo and...
  • 17 Aug 2018 -   Starring: Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Amanda Schull, Dulé Hill, Katherine Heigl Seasons: 8 Season premier: July 18   googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1502866324572-0'); }); Before the...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Title: Project Purple - EPArtiste: MayondeGenre: PopRelease: August 14  Mayonde opens Project Purple with an uptempo, radio-destined tune, as she shows appreciation for the extensive diversity exhibited by different areas of the capital city. Nairobi - the album's...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Week three of August 2018 en the drama and tricks in 254 don’t seem to end...SANY, aka the building slayer, is still demolishing structures put up on riparian land and road reserves. The action this week focused on the “Easty-Zoo” area of Dandora.Kiambu gafana Baba...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Such a Time of it They Had by Raymond Downing is an unsual historical chronicle of modern medicine in Africa. Downing is an American physician who, together with his wife, has worked in many African countries. He looks at the origins of global health through the lives...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - In an era where rappers can mumble and make brave fashion statements emulating rock-tinged aesthetics, expect anything. Rising rapper Raj is not a new name in the Kenyan music scene. He has been a musically inclined kid for a while now. In the few short years he has...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - There is an old saying, some might say platitude, which maintains that the older a person gets the less idealistic they become.Bruce Springsteen, the American musician, singer and songwriter, once said, “The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Race is a topic that generates a lot of discussion – most of it heated.If it’s not a souring of Afro-Sino relations between Standard Gauge Railway workers, it’s an expatriate marketing specialist, who lacks “proficiency in English” but working in an African, English-...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - He squeezes my throat gently. “You have to trust me,” he says. He keeps squeezing as he rubs my clitoris with his other hand. He dips a finger inside me and I try and gasp from the sensation but his hand is still around my neck. The pressure doesn’t totally restrict...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - My brother and I recently decided to check out Sieku Glamping in Timau, about an hour’s drive from Nanyuki and three hours from Nairobi. The main attraction was its proximity to Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve, coupled with the fact that accommodation was only Sh5,500 per...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - It was getting late after a hot day, I watched the sun setting fast. Suddenly, a large fat object was visible in the middle of the road. I stopped to look at it. Wow, it was a fairly large puff adder, a snake found in the park, but not often seen in the road. Puff...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - The management of Sinohydro quarry in Kilimambogo, Thika East, have cited business rivalry as the main reason for the suspension.The operations were suspended to give the National Environment Management Authority time to authenticate its compliance. The operations...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Six people, including two officials from Kebs and two companies, have been charged in connection with release of substandard Egyptian brown sugar.Those jointly charged were Kebs officials Samuel Omolo and Daniel Khamba; Peter Nzui, company directors Ali Abdi, Hassan...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - The High Court in Kisii has ordered the government to pay America-based Kenyan journalist Peter Makori Sh8.5 million for torture inflicted nearly 15 years ago.Justice David Majanja also awarded the journalist interest at 12 per cent from June 7, 2012, which will raise...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Three fishermen have been reported missing after their boat capsized at Kiwayu Island in Lamu East on Thursday afternoon.However, the accident only became apparent on Friday after they failed to return home. One fisherman has been rescued. All the four fishermen hail...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Mystery surrounds the death of a 19-year-old student at Nanyuki High School on Friday morning while attending the government banned tuition.Following the death of Joel Ichata, 10 people, including principal Oliver Munishi, his deputy, two subcounty education officers...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Embu governor Martin Wambora won on Friday after the Court of Appeal declared he was fairly elected in the August 8 polls.The court reinstated Wambora, saying the decision made by the High Court early this year, nullifying his win, was not proper.Justices William...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - The government on Monday will start vetting maize farmers again before they are paid the Sh1.4 billion released by the Treasury.The farmers will be vetted at 24 NCPB depots before they are cleared to receive the money. It is only part of the Sh3.5 billion owed to them...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - The government has released Sh800 million to compensate more than 1,500 families who will be displaced to allow construction of the Eldoret Southern Bypass.The money will be paid by the National Land Commission before construction of the Sh5.6 billion project starts...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Suspected fraudster James Muiruri was yesterday charged at the Milimani Law courts with conspiracy to defraud a businesswoman out of Sh1.08 million. Muiruri was accused of obtaining the cash from Millicent Owuor by issuing her forged allotment letters for three plots...
  • 17 Aug 2018 - Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba on Friday slammed health workers for always to be the first people to cry like babies when the county experiences salary payment delays.Khaemba told the health workers to keep work as a priority and stop crying because he has also...

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