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Streets, apps and brothels: ‘Illegal’ sex work booming in Naiorbi Estates

As the authorities turn a blind eye to its existence, the world’s oldest profession is thriving from the streets to the Internet. Our reporter explored the trend in Nairobi and… Read more »

Sh810m urban upgrade launched in Ol Kalou town.

A Sh810 million urban development infrastructural project has been launched in Ol Kalou town. The project is part of the programme targeting several other urban towns in the county and… Read more »

Kenyans return Sh25b hidden in old bank notes

State currency order returns Sh25b in ‘mattress accounts’ Within a month after Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge announced plans to phase out the old Sh1,000 banknotes, a… Read more »

Kenyan jailed for 15 years in the UK for stealing Sh55 million jewelry

£442,000 jewellery shop raider Victor Okumu is locked up A ROBBER who carried out a £442,000 raid on a North Yorkshire jeweller’s has been given a 15 and a half… Read more »

Kenyan who swallowed 68 cocaine packets arrested in Thailand

A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok’s airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities announced Wednesday. Authorities said Glenn Chibasellow… Read more »

DPP orders Keroche directors Tabitha Karanja and husband to appear in court over Sh14bn tax evasion

The DPP has ordered that the directors of Keroche Breweries Ltd be arraigned in court over Sh14.45 billion tax evasion. The directors are Tabitha Mukami Mungai and Joseph Karanja. In a… Read more »

‘Why Kenyan real estate is in a slowdown, not bubble burst’

Sakina Hassanali, head of development consulting and research at real estate firm Hass Consult, is not a big fan of the phrase ‘property bubble burst’ in relation to the Kenyan… Read more »

Multi-billion shilling real-estate projects launched amid sector woes

Developers continue to defy market sentiments with new and bigger projects breaking ground almost daily. Just last week, two leading developers broke ground for hundreds of residential units while a… Read more »

How former Secondary School teacher built a big dairy empire in Ruiru Kiambu County

After quitting teaching, a job he had done for six years, George Ngugi Karungo started rearing cows as a hobby. Today, he owns a dairy empire. He started with a… Read more »

The life and times of Benga musician John DeMathew

He was known as John DeMathew but his real was John Mwangi Ng’ang’a. The popular Kikuyu musician was known for his use of satire to explain the political happenings in… Read more »

Reuben Ndolo, six others arrested over death threats [VIDEO]

Former Makadara MP was on Saturday night arrested for allegedly causing disturbance and threatening to kill an unidentified person at Bustani Gardens along Ole Odume Road, Nairobi. The former legislator… Read more »

An emotional De’Mathew cried just before the road accident

Kikuyu musician Mike Rua has shared the last moments he had with his friend John De’Mathew who died in a road accident on Sunday night. Speaking to The Standard on… Read more »

Dowry ceremony turns tragic after four people die in Nyeri

A dowry negotiation ceremony in Ruirii village, Nyeri County, turned tragic after four people died of suspected food poisoning. Among the dead is the mother of the would-be groom. Ten… Read more »

Business tycoon Humphrey Kariuki charged with tax evasion [VIDEO]

City billionaire businessman Humphrey Kariuki has been charged with tax evasion on Monday. Mr Kariuki, who was present in court, is said to have jetted into the country Monday morning,… Read more »

President Uhuru picks lawyer Gershom Otachi to head NLC

President Uhuru Kenyatta has picked lawyer Gerishom Otachi to lead the National Land Commission for the next six years. Mr Otachi, who co-owns Ogetto Otachi and Co advocates with solicitor… Read more »