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JamboPay set for shutdown to end ‘circus’ with Nairobi

The Nairobi County government is at risk of being plunged into a financial crisis as JamboPay is set to shut down its payment services at midnight. Parking services will be… Read more »

All you need to know about new KRA boss, James Githii

The newly appointed KRA’s new Commissioner General James Githii Mburu is a man loved and feared in equal measure by both friends and foes. At the age of 47, Githii… Read more »

How online lenders drive Kenyans to the wall

Allan Muthiga was in a fix and needed some money urgently. And it was at night. Allan, who resides in Umoja, was certain that he had already been listed on… Read more »

The Governor who cannot keep it confidential

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has proved once again that he cannot be anybody’s confidante, he simply cannot keep any secrets. If you have a telephone conversation with him, you… Read more »

Lessons from Kenya’s youngest female PhD holders

Between living a lonely life under heaps of books and behind research labs and having to deal with nerve-wracking supervisors, pursuing a PhD has never been a walk in the… Read more »

DPP, DCI off to US for meetings with AG and FBI over graft, drug trafficking

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji leaves for the US this weekend as Kenya moves to enlist the Trump administration’s help to fight graft and money laundering. The… Read more »

Mwende Mwinzi ‘must renounce US citizenship’ to become an Ambassador [VIDEO]

A heated debate in the National Assembly on Thursday culminated in the approval of seven individuals nominated as High Commissioners, paving the way for their formal appointment by President Uhuru… Read more »

CJ Maraga: Executive, Parliament to blame for Kenya’s failures

Chief Justice David Maraga has given a harsh verdict on how the country is being governed in a stinging address to an international audience in the United Kingdom. Maraga accused… Read more »

Rihanna is named as the world’s wealthiest female musician

Singer, makeup entrepreneur, lingerie designer and now the first black woman to head a top luxury fashion house — Rihanna has racked up a $600 million fortune to become the… Read more »

Nairobi UN staff say landlords are extorting them

United Nations employees in Nairobi are seeking diplomatic intervention to have their house rent deposits refunded whenever they vacate their houses, accusing Kenyan landlords of extorting them. In a letter… Read more »

Diaspora lobby backs Mwende Mwinzi’s appointment as envoy

The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) wants Ms Mwende Mwinzi appointed Kenya’s High Commissioner to Seoul, South Korea, regardless of her dual citizenship. The lobby’s appeal comes after the National Assembly’s… Read more »

Prices of palatial Nairobi residences fall by 6.5pc

Prices of prime residential properties in Nairobi slid by 6.5 percent in the 12 months to March 2019 thanks to a glut, the latest Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index… Read more »

Auction hammer hangs over heads of the Kenya rich

A brother of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyer Desterio Oyatsi has joined the list of distressed borrowers being hounded by auctioneers. Pancras Oyatsi’s Sh135 million home in the upmarket Karen neighbourhood… Read more »

Suspect appears in court wearing clothes stolen from presiding magistrate

A trial magistrate of Otuke in Uganda was last week left speechless when a suspect appeared in court wearing his stolen clothes. The magistrate was prompted to adjourn hearing all… Read more »

Lamu Senator Loitiptip, Sonko’s daughter Saumu hospitalised after bar fight in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and a daughter of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko were injured following an attack by unknown people in Kasarani, Nairobi. It happened on June 2 at about… Read more »