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Day Jomo promised Sh60,000 the State could not raise
After the incident, it was decided that if a minister wanted something irregular or that which contradicted the rules, they had to commit themselves in writing.
By Amos Kareithi 24 days ago
Day Jomo promised Sh60,000 the State could not raise
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The day Nelson Mandela walked into Saba Saba storm
Nelson Mandela's reception at the JKIA could not have prepared him for the flames of liberation literary burning in the streets of Nairobi and other major towns.
By Amos Kareithi 30 days ago
The day Nelson Mandela walked into Saba Saba storm
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The day Wajackoyah was a sensation in British capital
Thirty years ago, Wajackoyah kicked off a storm in Kenya, South Africa and Britain so much so that at some point some media outlets feared touching his story.
By Amos Kareithi 1 month ago
The day Wajackoyah was a sensation in British capital
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How Maasai lost their ancestral land to British in 1904
The cries of an estimated 70,000 herders from this pastoral community echo around East Africa as they are hounded out of their homes in Ngorongoro.
By Amos Kareithi 1 month ago
How Maasai lost their ancestral land to British in 1904
Gichuru, Okemo graft billions to aid Covid war
An estimated Sh450 million that was seized from Gichuru and Okemo is to be sent back to the country from Jersey after a 10-year legal tussle.
By Amos Kareithi 4 months ago
Gichuru, Okemo graft billions to aid Covid war
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The day Raila experienced near-nuclear war standoff
Although the journey ended well for Mr Raila Odinga, the experience spoilt his Damascus moment.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
The day Raila experienced near-nuclear war standoff
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How Tusker beer was born
Kenyans have a wounded Tanzanian elephant to thank for giving the country the most famous drink, Tusker.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
How Tusker beer was born
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When European nations went to war in the name of God
The current invasion, according to Putin, is aimed to unite Russia and Ukraine.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
When European nations went to war in the name of God
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The exploits of John Boyes, the rogue colonial Kenya trader
For a bottle of iodoform, a disinfectant he used to clean wounds, he would pretend to be a doctor.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
The exploits of John Boyes, the rogue colonial Kenya trader
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Forget Valentines’ flowers, Col. Ewart Grogan walked from the Cape to Cairo
Former opposition leader Kenneth Matiba in 1956 also set out from Kahuhia to Thogoto in search of love but in the bargain ended up landing a job.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
Forget Valentines’ flowers, Col. Ewart Grogan walked from the Cape to Cairo
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72-year history of death and tears of Nairobi’s Woodley estate
How can so much death, pain, power and history be packed in a single city estate?
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
72-year history of death and tears of Nairobi’s Woodley estate
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How Embu village Kianjokoma gained lasting infamy
Last year, the name became synonymous with police brutality after two brothers died after they were arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
How Embu village Kianjokoma gained lasting infamy
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When House Speaker turned a blind eye to no quorum
Wilberforce Kisiero was so engrossed in his notes and debate that he did not notice that he was literally talking to an empty chamber.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When House Speaker turned a blind eye to no quorum
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How Ford Asili has dodged landmines for 30 years now
Forum for Restoration of Democracy (Ford) was born with the chief crusaders among them Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenneth Matiba and Njeru Kathangu.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
How Ford Asili has dodged landmines for 30 years now
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When paraffin was prescribed for deadly Spanish flu
Some of the remedies were not as bizarre as what Kenyan doctors prescribed during another global pandemic some 100 years ago.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When paraffin was prescribed for deadly Spanish flu
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When Nairobi had only three judges
Colonel Russel of Nairobi Political Association tore into the government’s ineffectiveness in 1920 .
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When Nairobi had only three judges
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Margaret Kenyatta: In the footsteps of Nairobi's first female Mayor in 1938
Margaret Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta's eldest child, assumed office as mayor of Nairobi in 1970 and relinquished the seat in 1976.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
Margaret Kenyatta: In the footsteps of Nairobi's first female Mayor in 1938
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Prayers ‘saved’ Leakey, who believed there was no God
A select group of Christians and Muslims were mobilised from all corners of the country to go for vigil dubbed “Richard Leakey Prayers”.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
Prayers ‘saved’ Leakey, who believed there was no God
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When Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere said a big NO to Richard Leakey
or the plan to work, he lured His Royal Highness Prince Bernard off Netherlands to visit him at Koobi Fora camp.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere said a big NO to Richard Leakey
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Power of milk that dried up as KCC dreamed big
KCC had proposed to supply electricity for public, industrial and domestic lighting from its generating station, which was to be located in Nanyuki.
By Amos Kareithi 7 months ago
Power of milk that dried up as KCC dreamed big
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Gold diggers' dalliance with death dates back to 1930s
Records from the Kenya Mines Department in 1937 showed the country exported 69,447 ounces of gold valued at £338,000.
By Amos Kareithi 7 months ago
Gold diggers' dalliance with death dates back to 1930s
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Day Jomo promised Sh60,000 the State could not raise
After the incident, it was decided that if a minister wanted something irregular or that which contradicted the rules, they had to commit themselves in writing.
By Amos Kareithi 24 days ago
Day Jomo promised Sh60,000 the State could not raise
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The day Nelson Mandela walked into Saba Saba storm
Nelson Mandela's reception at the JKIA could not have prepared him for the flames of liberation literary burning in the streets of Nairobi and other major towns.
By Amos Kareithi 30 days ago
The day Nelson Mandela walked into Saba Saba storm
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The day Wajackoyah was a sensation in British capital
Thirty years ago, Wajackoyah kicked off a storm in Kenya, South Africa and Britain so much so that at some point some media outlets feared touching his story.
By Amos Kareithi 1 month ago
The day Wajackoyah was a sensation in British capital
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How Maasai lost their ancestral land to British in 1904
The cries of an estimated 70,000 herders from this pastoral community echo around East Africa as they are hounded out of their homes in Ngorongoro.
By Amos Kareithi 1 month ago
How Maasai lost their ancestral land to British in 1904
Gichuru, Okemo graft billions to aid Covid war
An estimated Sh450 million that was seized from Gichuru and Okemo is to be sent back to the country from Jersey after a 10-year legal tussle.
By Amos Kareithi 4 months ago
Gichuru, Okemo graft billions to aid Covid war
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The day Raila experienced near-nuclear war standoff
Although the journey ended well for Mr Raila Odinga, the experience spoilt his Damascus moment.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
The day Raila experienced near-nuclear war standoff
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How Tusker beer was born
Kenyans have a wounded Tanzanian elephant to thank for giving the country the most famous drink, Tusker.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
How Tusker beer was born
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When European nations went to war in the name of God
The current invasion, according to Putin, is aimed to unite Russia and Ukraine.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
When European nations went to war in the name of God
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The exploits of John Boyes, the rogue colonial Kenya trader
For a bottle of iodoform, a disinfectant he used to clean wounds, he would pretend to be a doctor.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
The exploits of John Boyes, the rogue colonial Kenya trader
Premium
Forget Valentines’ flowers, Col. Ewart Grogan walked from the Cape to Cairo
Former opposition leader Kenneth Matiba in 1956 also set out from Kahuhia to Thogoto in search of love but in the bargain ended up landing a job.
By Amos Kareithi 5 months ago
Forget Valentines’ flowers, Col. Ewart Grogan walked from the Cape to Cairo
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72-year history of death and tears of Nairobi’s Woodley estate
How can so much death, pain, power and history be packed in a single city estate?
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
72-year history of death and tears of Nairobi’s Woodley estate
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How Embu village Kianjokoma gained lasting infamy
Last year, the name became synonymous with police brutality after two brothers died after they were arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
How Embu village Kianjokoma gained lasting infamy
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When House Speaker turned a blind eye to no quorum
Wilberforce Kisiero was so engrossed in his notes and debate that he did not notice that he was literally talking to an empty chamber.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When House Speaker turned a blind eye to no quorum
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How Ford Asili has dodged landmines for 30 years now
Forum for Restoration of Democracy (Ford) was born with the chief crusaders among them Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenneth Matiba and Njeru Kathangu.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
How Ford Asili has dodged landmines for 30 years now
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When paraffin was prescribed for deadly Spanish flu
Some of the remedies were not as bizarre as what Kenyan doctors prescribed during another global pandemic some 100 years ago.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When paraffin was prescribed for deadly Spanish flu
Premium
When Nairobi had only three judges
Colonel Russel of Nairobi Political Association tore into the government’s ineffectiveness in 1920 .
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When Nairobi had only three judges
Premium
Margaret Kenyatta: In the footsteps of Nairobi's first female Mayor in 1938
Margaret Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta's eldest child, assumed office as mayor of Nairobi in 1970 and relinquished the seat in 1976.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
Margaret Kenyatta: In the footsteps of Nairobi's first female Mayor in 1938
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Prayers ‘saved’ Leakey, who believed there was no God
A select group of Christians and Muslims were mobilised from all corners of the country to go for vigil dubbed “Richard Leakey Prayers”.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
Prayers ‘saved’ Leakey, who believed there was no God
Premium
When Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere said a big NO to Richard Leakey
or the plan to work, he lured His Royal Highness Prince Bernard off Netherlands to visit him at Koobi Fora camp.
By Amos Kareithi 6 months ago
When Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere said a big NO to Richard Leakey