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Omanyala, Aoko listed among 220 heroes on special day in Kirinyaga

The fastest man in Africa, Ferdinand Omanyala, is among 220 heroes and heroines feted by President Uhuru Kenyatta during Mashujaa Day celebrations.


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Uneasy with Uhuru endorsing a successor? You are not presidential material

Desperate appeals are on the rise that ‘outgoing’ President Uhuru Kenyatta should not endorse anyone intending to succeed him....

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Reprieve for defaulters as Uhuru orders freeze on CRB loan listing

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) defaulting on loans below Sh5 million will not be reported to credit reference bureaus (CRBs). ...

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Eldoret City Marathon winners to walk away with Sh3.5m each

It is only a matter of hours before top performers of the Eldoret City Marathon are feted in a momentous award ceremony....

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Police clarification on bar operating hours after Uhuru lifts curfew

Until today, bars and nightclubs nationwide have been operating from 5pm to 9pm daily in compliance with Covid-19 containment measures....

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Traditional vegetables gave me a fresh start in business

Many people turned to healthy eating habits when the coronavirus hit, with traditional vegetables being one of the favourite choices...

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Househelp inherits employers Sh74 million estate

Sarah Joslyn, 76, an alleged househelp has inherited Sh74 million worth of property from her late employer-British tycoon Richard Ingram Crawford. ..

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Uhuru’s plan to steer Mt Kenya in his preferred political direction

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to hold meetings with political leaders and various groups from Mt Kenya...

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Ruto: I am ready to face-off with Raila in free and fair polls

Deputy President William yesterday complained about people he accused of weakening the ruling Jubilee Party to rally behind a 'project'.....

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Rise and rise of town that will host this year's Mashujaa fete

Mwea township, also known as Wang'uru or Ngurubani, has made strides in the last 20 years...

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The untold story of Masten Wanjala

For the first time, Anthony Ndonye Musau, the man who raised Masten Wanjala, speaks of his son's upbringing. ..

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Fear of dying culture as popular drum beats fade

Few people can play the once-popular amabwi set of three drums. It was played when a respectable man died or during unique and symbolic rituals...


Why Kenyan elections attract global attention, stink of chaos

Ethnic factor in electoral politics is much stronger in Kenya than elsewhere in Africa....

Low-hanging fruit: Why KRA keeps raiding the pump

With virtually every sector of the economy consuming petroleum products in one form or another, nothing deters taxman from raising levies at will....

Kenya-Somalia beef will lead to insecurity, affect trade in region

Pain, anguish and fears are already being felt on the ground by ordinary citizens....

Why making NHIF mandatory is no cure for high medical bills

Experts argue while it will raise contributions, it will end up limiting benefits, with patients being forced to pay out of pocket for some services....

Race for Raila Odinga's deputy intensifies in Mt Kenya

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s forays in Mt Kenya have triggered jostling by local politicians for the running mate slot....

Is DP Ruto an unassailable frontrunner or mere pacesetter?

Deputy President’s rising popularity in western region attributed to certain politicians possibly being on his payroll....

What heroes are we celebrating when Kiburi House remains neglected?

Kiburi House has direct linkage to the Mau Mau war overturning global thinking on the practice of racially-based international relations....

The making of Nairobi city from marsh land to Metropolis

To finance the making of Nairobi a city, King George VI and Queen Mary donated a two-volume Bible to All Saints Cathedral and appealed for more funds....

Ruto promises economic revolution come next year

DP says no one can stop him from the race for State House and told his competitors to prepare for a tough battle next year....

Man’s handiwork that has driven tempo of Sunday church services

Josephat Musundi has started several other businesses from proceeds of his drums’ trade. Clients travel from as far as Trans-Nzoia to buy the drums....

Prof Davy Koech reveals how KEMRI was started and why KEMRON was rejected

Prof Koech tells of the pain, blood and tears that went into setting up KEMRI and why he refused to renew the patent for KEMRON. ...

Lillian Gogo: My dream was to join university

Before making history by being the first woman ever elected as MP of Rabgwe constituency, Gogo was a lecturer at Egerton University....

Raila and Ruto rebrand, adopt youthful look to attract new voters

A new Raila has surged forth, confounding both friend and foe. Over the last one year, Ruto built for himself an impressive circle of promising leader...

Raila, Ruto are front runners but must shake off all negative perceptions

Raila must persuade Kalenjin Rift Valley that he is not swapping them for Mt Kenya while Ruto needs to assure RV it will be safe under his watch....

Bunge Chronicles: It's that season again as MPs skip sittings to confuse voters

Those hoping to replace them – more than half of them – are not sleeping either....

Big promises presidential aspirants have made will mean higher taxes so no need to celebrate

Every day in Kenya is a silly season because politicians are always in campaign mode, starting immediately after a General Election....

Man, 67 treks fourth time to Mashujaa fete

Stephen Kariuki Muigai kicked off his journey five days ago and arrived in Nyeri town on Sunday night....

Who bewitched us? Queries as killing of elderly people persists

Killing innocent Kenyans is unacceptable. Nobody should hide behind the fact that this is the usual way of doing things in the community...

Rice paddies built by Mau Mau detainees still feed the nation

Started in 1952 in Tebere section, trials were carried out in 1953 using detainee labour from local detention camps....

Ruling: Of Somalia’s perceptions on Kenya as 'arrogant' Big Brother

Somalia’s AG, Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud said the favourable judgment was a perfect gift to commemorate National Flag Day. ...

Dedan Kimathi's widow blesses Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga says he will help the landless families of Mau Mau fighters buy land in Laikipia. ...

Insurers okay use of liquefied gas as alternative fuel for motorists

The lobby says the move follows a study which showed the LPG system does not increase the risk of damage to a vehicle in the event of an accident....

Stardom comes with demons

There are only three destinations for an alcoholic: Rehab, jail or death- Olympian Wilfred Bungei...

When the workplace is a mental prison

Most workplaces were made worse by the pandemic that came with the death of colleagues, massive pay cuts, layoffs, auctions and loan call-backs....

Men suffer ‘postpartum depression’ big time

Experts say cooperation between spouses is critical in dealing with stress triggers and unlike maternal postpartum depression....

Will Waiguru listen to her heart or many voices of supporters?

Waiguru says she will make major political declaration after Mashujaa Day as analysts believe she is waiting for political opportunity to present self...

Tsavo West: Rich in animals and history

For 490 bob on economy on the SGR train, you quickly drop off at the pristine Mtito Andei terminus....

Raila and DP William Ruto battle for Coast vote

Political analysts say that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s decision to drop out of the presidential race turned the Coast into a swing vote bloc....

Why Harambee Stars is fast developing an identity crisis

Harambee Stars is fast developing an identity crisis of sorts in the playing unit....

Big men from Kirinyaga pounce in silence, and get things done

Entire Kirinyaga leadership is united in hosting the national festivity and showcase Kirinyaga as the new destiny of choice for tourists and investors...

Uhuru might have run out of time but his successor could pick and run with his ideas

There is a sense that he is exiting himself out of the job, or less finely, he is “lame-ducking” himself. ...

IEBC seeks raft of legal changes to enhance credibility of poll results

Commission wants electronic figures to correspond with those physically delivered to the returning officer from polling stations....

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Mwomboko, the graceful dance that got Mashujaa Day celebrations in rhythm

Mwomboko, the graceful dance that got Mashujaa Day celebrations in rhythm

Lillian Gogo: Why I took my PhD to the village

Lillian Gogo: Why I took my PhD to the village

Miss Universe and actor boyfriend: How the pandemic lockdown brought power couple together

Miss Universe and actor boyfriend: How the pandemic lockdown brought power couple together

Tsavo West; Rich in animals and history

After spending four days at the Tsavo West National Park, Mochama writes about tripping, a founder's tale, and the park's history.

No husband, no children, no problem: Single women open up

These days, many more women believe that getting married and having children is not their calling.

Miss Universe 2018 in Kenya creating cleft-lip awareness

Gray is part of a global cleft charity, Smile Train, which empowers medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft


Selling ‘mboga kienyeji’ gave me a fresh start in business

Selling ‘mboga kienyeji’ gave me a fresh start in business

Lilian Gogo: I went back to the village to serve

Lilian Gogo: I went back to the village to serve

Beauty billions: The cost of styling and applying makeup

Beauty billions: The cost of styling and applying makeup

When your workplace is a mental prison

Pandemic came with demise of colleagues, pay cuts, layoffs, increased anxieties and unfortunately most people have not dealt with this trauma

When pregnancy, child loss comes with painful silent grief

Perinatal loss is unique because people often don’t know one was expectant. Working parents suffer more as employers are oblivious

Things you should consider before leaving employment for business

Most employed people dream of becoming their own bosses one day but it takes more than just a dream to get your business up and running


Why a good poultry house is important

Why a good poultry house is important

Tomatoes stress forces farmer to turn to bees

Tomatoes stress forces farmer to turn to bees

Animal ambulance: Innovative approach to animal healthcare

Animal ambulance: Innovative approach to animal healthcare

Tired of digging? Try no-dig style

Digging and turning over the soil exposes a very delicate ecosystem to the air which dries it out

Beauty of keeping ornamental birds

These birds are kept in aviaries and can be fed on grass, vegetation, grains, and supplement of commercial poultry feeds

Traditional meets modern in adding value to camel milk

Susa is traditional, fermented sour milk of the nomadic camel-keeping communities.


Why burglars cook chapati, shave their victims

Why burglars cook chapati, shave their victims

Veteran actor wears gold worth over Sh1 million

Veteran actor wears gold worth over Sh1 million

My family rejected me because I was ugly

My family rejected me because I was ugly

We ate uhuru, forgot to mark the graves of freedom

They died heroes, but no one seems to know where they were buried, and no cares.

The fun side of President Uhuru Kenyatta

Away from state duties, he still keeps tabs on life outside State House and responds to WhatsApp texts.

Bishops who prayed for UhuRuto in 2013 baffled by their fallout

If they had informed us their union was facing difficulties and that they were falling apart, maybe we would have come in. We discovered too late.