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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99.

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

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Image captionGraham died at his home in North Carolina
Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, beginning his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954. 
He died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said.
In a 60-year career, he is estimated to have preached to hundreds of millions of people.
Graham reached millions of them through TV - the first to use the medium to convey the Christian message on that scale. 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Court rules President Kenyatta can’t be prosecuted


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta.
By GALGALO BOCHA
The High Court Tuesday ruled that a criminal or civil proceeding cannot be instituted against a President over performance of his duties during his tenure.
Subsequently, Justice Chacha Mwita struck out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name from a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah challenging his decision to appoint Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Ending A Relationship


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We’ve all been there at some point or another – wondering if we should call quits on a relationship, or just stick it out in hopes that things will improve eventually.
Ultimately, it comes down and to asking yourself a few key questions first before you make a firm decision; a little introspection and talking through the situation with yourself can go a long way in helping you make the right choice for your life.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least two years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly in recent days despite treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Luo and their ‘love’ for violence

By Kenyatta Otieno


There is something the late Benga maestro Okatch Biggy’s music did to my heartstrings. There is something in his music that brings out the Luo from the depth of his heart – of romance, politics, hot air, good life, grandeur and sweet nothings. Okatch’s scintillating music, with sublime, liberating vulgar lyrics, pulled Luo men into a convoy every Friday to Kisumu. If anyone wanted the way to the core of Luo psyche, Okatch represented that. Since his death in late seventies, no Benga musician has managed to take the Luo hostage like he did.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Outrage as State ejects Miguna Miguna

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7 2018    
 
 

Miguna Miguna.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna. He was placed into a flight leaving Nairobi for Amsterdam on Tuesday night. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
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Self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) “general” Miguna Miguna was on Tuesday night 'deported' from Kenya to Canada.
Mr Miguna was put into a KLM flight departing Nairobi for Amsterdam minutes to 10pm, his lawyer John Khaminwa said.
“We are reliably informed that Miguna Miguna has been forced into a KLM flight for “deportation” to Canada. Now, how do you deport a Kenyan? This Country has been overrun by criminals,” another lawyer Nelson Havi wrote on Twitter.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

JARAMOGI'S CURSE TO HIS SON​


When Raila stormed with hired goons into Ford Kenya Delegate conference which his father was chairing and started heckling him almost putting everything to a stand still his father who was irritated told him "Amolo,shut up! and tell those youths to go away".

Unfortunately Raila insisted to be heard,in his mind Raila thought his father was too old to be the chairman and Ford Kenya leader and wanted to inherit him by force.

With that in mind his goons continued shouting his father down with all blessings from Raila and that's when Jaramogi got more furious told Raila this.

"Amolo it's good that you have found it worth to disrupt this conference.

Remember,I started this struggle since independence, way before you were even born.

I have fought Kenyatta and Moi but never succeeded, am still struggling now to be the president of Kenya up to now.

I want to tell you this,if your intention is to sink me down for a take over you will also struggle until your sunset days trying to be the president, and you will never be.
That's the curse Raila is struggling with.

Co-leaders’ absence punctures Nasa post-oath agenda


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3 2018   
 

Nasa leaders
Nasa leaders hold a media briefing at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi on February 1, 2018. They said they are still united. PHOTO | DENNIS KAVISU 
By OSCAR OBONYO
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It was meant to be a joyous historic occasion installing Raila Amolo Odinga and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as the “people’s president” and “people’s deputy president”.
But the absence of Mr Musyoka and Nasa co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula from last Tuesday’s “swearing-in” at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park has punctured the Opposition’s political flight despite a public display of unity later in the week.  
With the actions of Mr Musyoka, Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula attracting the wrath of Opposition supporters, the Nasa bus has effectively been slowed down as its leadership instead engages in damage control antics and public displays of unity. 
Mr Odinga himself is not looking presidential as anticipated by supporters – thanks to the turn of events.
CONDEMNATION
He is more engrossed in extinguishing small political fires being lit in his corner and defending his co-principals at ordinary press conferences. 
And the “people’s president”, whose deputy is yet to be sworn in, has also been compelled to come out in defence of the lawyers who administered the oath to him. 
Ideally, whether or not the Musyoka-Mudavadi-Wetang’ula trio have good reasons for skipping the Tuesday event, the development has greatly slowed down the post-swearing-in momentum and poisoned relations among the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Democratic Party, Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford-Kenya coalition partners. 
The action by the trio has attracted the ire of some supporters, including Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) secretary-general Francis Atwoli, who has dismissed the Nasa co-principals as irredeemable cowards and political opportunists. 
According to the vocal unionist, Tuesday was a test for Kenyans “to see some of the political opportunists who would vanish when there is a risk to take”.
ASSASSINATION
But emphasising that the issue at hand was not a light matter, co-chairman of Nasa’s steering committee Mr Johnson Muthama exonerates the Nasa co-principals from the tag of “cowards”.
Without singling out a specific leader, the former senator claims they received intelligence reports on planned assassination of Nasa leaders and the withdrawal of bodyguards of some of the co-principals sent a chilling message to those who were affected.   

Opposition leaders could lose their passports

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3 2018   
 
 

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Mr George Kinoti, now Director of Criminal Investigations, speaks during a meeting with broadcasters at Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2017. He has disclosed that detectives are investigating other serious offences like arming civilians. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
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At least 10 opposition leaders could have their passports suspended as the Jubilee administration intensifies its crack down on those involved in the “swearing-in” of Nasa chief Raila Odinga as the “people’s president” on Tuesday, the Sunday Nation has learnt. 
Multiple sources at the Interior ministry and the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons, who spoke in confidence, said letters addressed to some of those affected were signed on Friday, ready to be dispatched from Nairobi’s Nyayo House in a move that is likely to trigger legal questions. 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Mombasa set to get Dubai-like free port


TUESDAY JANUARY 23 2018

Imported vehicles in Mombasa. file PHOTO | NMG
Imported vehicles in Mombasa. file PHOTO | NMG 
By GEORGE OMONDI
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Mombasa is set to get a free trade zone (FTZ) for motor vehicles this year in a policy move that could create thousands of new jobs for traders and service providers.
An FTZ, such as the world renowned Dubai, is a re-export gateway where goods in transit are temporarily stored to avoid strict customs regulations and lengthy administrative procedures that home-bound imports face. 
The establishment of such a facility in Kenya - almost four years after the Cabinet gave its nod to the plan - means vehicle imports destined to other markets in the region will first be received and sorted in Mombasa.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Day when a rogue businessman caused gun scare at State House

SUNDAY JANUARY 21 2018   
 
 

Retired President Daniel Moi
Retired President Daniel Moi addresses a gathering during the opening of Trans National Bank, Iten branch, in Elgeyo-Marakwet County on January 23, 2015. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  
By KAMAU NGOTHO
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The story isn’t much what State House releases as official dispatch. It is in what never comes to the public limelight. These are some of the incidents State House shall never confirm or deny ever happened.
Kiarie wa Mbugua is a familiar name in Kiambu county. It’s the name of a famous businessman who died sometimes back.
Many knew Kiarie wa Mbugua or Kiarie wa Njoki to be a businessman and coffee farmer. But many others knew he did other things that angels in heaven weren’t happy with. To the latter, the man was Kiarie Muiici (Kiaire The Thief).

The untold stories of Kenyatta’s private Bamburi posh residence

Jomo Kenyatta.
Kenya's first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

SUNDAY JANUARY 21 2018     


By JOHN KAMAU
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Very little is known about Mzee Kenyatta’s Bamburi home – only that this was his escape away from the power trappings of State House, Mombasa, when he was on a tour of the coast.
As an archival file on Bamburi beach cottage now shows, the late President Kenyatta could relax here and enjoy the Ocean breeze with minimal security around him.
The new archival file allows us to peep into the private life of President Kenyatta: His love for Njahi, citrus fruits, coconut trees, flowers and goats! All these were brought to Bamburi.
The file also brings out an issue that few Kenyans would believe: Government officials always refused — and in writing — to pay Kenyatta’s private bills and billed him for any service rendered to him. That would be surprising for a man whose private life has been thought to be mixed with his public one.

Pain and anguish as gangsters rob people in broad daylight

Thugs descend on a pedestrian

Thugs descend on a pedestrian on Nairobi street. NATION MEDIA GROUP

 SUNDAY JANUARY 21 2018 

By NATION REPORTER
Daring daylight robbers who include the notorious 40 Brothers gang have intensified their activities in Nairobi’s city centre, triggering questions on the effectiveness of police patrols and CCTV cameras.  
The criminals, who prowl the concrete jungle in packs like wild animals, appear to have been emboldened enough to relocate to streets in the city centre that were previously considered safe, according to police sources. They usually target people leaving ATMs, forex bureaux and M-Pesa shops — and even pedestrians going about their businesses.
Once they zero in on a target, the gangs, that are made up of 10 or more people who walk in smaller groups, will converge and surround the victim – leaving no room for escape.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Nasa troubled by nagging questions over plan to swear in Raila

SATURDAY JANUARY 20 2018    
 
 

Nasa leader Raila Odinga
Nasa leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a Bible from Ms Christine Ndila (second left) during the launch of the people’s assembly at the Machakos Golf Club on January 19, 2018. On the right is Mr Kalonzo Musyoka. Wananchi at the event said they want Mr Odinga sworn-in as the people’s president. PHOTO | DENIS KAVISU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By IBRAHIM ORUKO
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Abrupt, off-the-cuff unilateral decisions by Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party are at the heart of intense discussions in the opposition coalition, documents seen by the Saturday Nation have revealed.
Top among the decisions in dispute is the call for a January 30 “swearing-in”, one that multiple interviews described as a spur-of-the-moment decision by one actor rather than a product of consultation within the coalition.

The psychological damage done by second hand clothing in Africa.


KIGALI, Rwanda — In Kenya, they are called the “clothes of dead white people.” In Mozambique, they are the “clothing of calamity.”
They are nicknames for the unwanted, used clothing from the West that so often ends up in Africa.
Now, a handful of countries here in East Africa no longer want the foreign hand-me-downs dumped on them because they’re trying to manufacture their own clothes.
But they say they’re being punished for it — by the United States.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I will form my government even from exile, says Raila

THURSDAY JANUARY 18 2018   
 
 

Nasa leader Raila Odinga
Opposition leader Raila Odinga addressing a press conference at the Okoa Kenya Secretariat in Nairobi, on October 31, 2017. He has said that his swearing-in as people's president will go on. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By PATRICK LANG'AT
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By IBRAHIM ORUKO
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Opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to form a rival government when he is sworn in on January 30 even if it is based outside the country.
He spoke as 13 opposition MPs said they will have all the National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliated lawmakers to support the oath by swearing affidavits declaring they will only recognise Mr Odinga as president.
In an interview with Voice of America, the opposition leader said his oath of office will be based on the results of the August 8, 2017 election, which he claims he won.
He said he will form a cabinet and run a government even if it will be from exile.
“This is no joke. An illegitimate government is in office, and the one that the people actually wanted to be there is outside. On January 30, we will end this. We will be sworn in with the August 8 results that shows we won,” he said.