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Islamist group al Shabaab attacks Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, a source and al Shabaab… Read more »

I count my money from onions, one bulb at a time

A drive to Ndeiya on the outskirts of Limuru Town is smooth, thanks to a well-tarmacked road that connects the region to the capital Nairobi. The smooth ride, however, ends… Read more »

How US killing of Iran’s Qasem Soleimani could rope in Kenya

Kenya and other US allies could face further security threats from terrorist groups following the killing of a top Iranian military commander on Friday, experts warned in the aftermath. On… Read more »

Burden on taxpayers as Treasury starts repayment of SGR loan

Kenya will from Thursday pay billions of shillings to China after a five-year grace period that Beijing had extended to Nairobi for the loans used to build the standard gauge… Read more »

Farmers union to pump Sh10m into coffee shops in Murang’a

A local farmers’ union plans to invest Sh10 million in coffee shops across the county this year. In a report by the County Coffee Revival Task Force, Murang’a Farmers Cooperative… Read more »

Kisumu policeman arrested for defiling Form 1 girl in custody

The family of a 16-year-old girl and Kisumu residents on Thursday stormed a hospital to demand the arrest of a police officer suspected to have defiled her on New Year’s… Read more »

Kenyan actress featured in US Christmas film

The fact that she never earned anything when she was acting in various Nairobi theatres did not make her lose hope. This week, 26-year-old Grace Wacuka Njoroge featured in a… Read more »

600 Embakasi land owners face eviction in way-leave row

Over 600 residents in Embakasi, Nairobi, will be rendered homeless after Kenya Power  successfully persuaded the High Court to throw out their petition for encroaching on its power line way-leave. The… Read more »

How Nakumatt directors siphoned Sh1bn

Nakumatt Holdings had lent its directors more than Sh1 billion in interest-free soft loans by the time it was placed under administration on January 22, 2018, according to a review… Read more »

Former US marine: The burden of a tainted name for a job seeker in Kenya

What’s in a name? Everything. That’s what Boddie Kimeria, who’s had to live with a tainted name and reputation, has come to painfully learn. He just wanted to do a… Read more »

Why Meru residents are dressing their donkeys

Residents of Mumui, Lairang’i and Rei in Meru County have resorted to dressing their donkeys in trousers to ward off flies whose bites cause open wounds, with the animals eventually… Read more »

DCI disbands Flying Squad, forms new Nairobi-based unit

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has disbanded the Flying Squa and replaced it with a specialised quick response unit. The new unit named Sting Squad Headquarters (SSH) will be… Read more »

[VIDEO] Kenya Tea Producers Turn Over a New Leaf as Prices Stumble

In a humming factory in Kenya’s highlands, tea is hand-plucked from the fields, cured and shredded into the fine leaves that have sated drinkers from London to Lahore for generations…. Read more »

Kenyans in the diaspora who brought us glowing pride, shame and sorrow

Several Kenyans living in the diaspora recorded great achievements, especially in sports and politics in 2019. In early September, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed a Kenyan to serve in his… Read more »

Bamboo farming has good returns on investment

Bamboo tree is a valuable plant. However, many farmers do not consider farming the crop, which according to those who have ever had a chance to engage themselves in growing… Read more »