From Jomo’s State House to Moi, Lee Njiru has seen it all

Lee Njiru joined State House in 1976 aged 28 as President Jomo Kenyatta’s information officer, thanks to the toppling of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia by Mengistu Haile Mariam… Read more »

How Kibaki men humiliated Moi on last State House day

The date was December 29, 2002 and the venue Nairobi Serena Hotel. The event was the historic concession by Kanu presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta to the opposition National Rainbow Alliance’s… Read more »

Uhuru, Raila tour shelved to allow for consultations

A joint visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga to Kisumu initially planned for this week has been pushed back to allow for more time to address… Read more »

My secret to getting more yields from maize is dressing seeds before planting

Most farms in Trans Nzoia County currently lay bare as farmers prepare to plant maize with the onset of the rains. In Kapomboi on the border of Endebes and Kwanza… Read more »

How much Kenyan women are paying for nice nails

Fuyuka Matsuzaki, a Japanese, came to Kenya a year ago to change the traditional nail art designs by infusing technology. “I visited several salons in Kenya and saw that many… Read more »

Labour ministry probes NSSF’s Hazina Tower project

The Labour ministry is investigating the stalled construction of Hazina Trade Centre, which has led to the accumulation of fees running into billions of shillings. Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani… Read more »

Kenyan facing murder charge of 81-year-old Texas woman reportedly in the US illegally, now being eyed in other deaths

Texas home nurse, reportedly in the US illegally and facing murder charge, now being eyed in other deaths A home health care nurse who reportedly is in the U.S. illegally… Read more »

Raila: Why negotiations with President were kept secret

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga kept their talks secret even from their closest allies because they did not want the initiative scuttled by vested interests from their… Read more »

Kitisuru’s billionaire: Where the late Kirima lived, ‘imprisoned’ in his mansion

Kitisuru, Nairobi’s up-market estate, came into the limelight in 2010 when one of its famous residents became frail, sickly and ‘imprisoned’ inside his mansion’s imposing metal gates. Gerishon Kirima, a… Read more »

The shame of jobless Kenyans

Latest survey reveals unemployment crisis facing the country University graduates who make up an already overcrowded population of youths unemployed in the country. [Photo by Peter Muthomi/Standard] According to a… Read more »

NSSF members could lose Sh11.5bn in Hazina Tower project

For 20 years, the National Social Security Fund has been on a mission to rule the Nairobi skyline. Not from the vantage view of a hill that its headquarters stands… Read more »

[VIDEO] Kenyan man arrested in slaying of 81-year-old woman found dead in her Dallas Texas home

More cases? Murder suspect eyed in multiple attacks on elderly Car crash, jewelry box, cell phone ping may have helped police crack open a major case. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block;… Read more »

Cancer centre at Coast General Hospital cuts fare budget for Coast, but cure still costly

The Coast General Hospital now boasts of a new cancer centre, which is fully fledged, well equipped, has trained staff and a bigger area to receive and treat patients. The… Read more »

Our decision on Wetang’ula is final, senators tell Raila [VIDEO]

Opposition senators today stuck to their decision to sack Moses Wetang’ula as Senate minority leader despite appeals by opposition leader Raila Odinga that they reconsider it. A meeting of the… Read more »

Eldoret tycoon acquires Tanzania tea firms for Sh6 billion

Kenyan businessman David Langat has made a bold move to expand his tea venture with an acquisition of one of the leading tea producers and trading company in Tanzania. Mr… Read more »