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New IBM technology lab raises Kenya’s ICT profile

By admin | OnSunday, November 10th, 2013 - No Comments »

Kenya’s profile as a technology hub is set to receive a major boost as technology giant IBM yesterday opened its first research lab in Africa in Nairobi. The facility, which is situated at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, is IBM’s twelfth research lab in the world and its first commercial lab. The lab will be a centre of creating IT solutions and taking them to market based on research and data on different sectors generated from around Africa. The opening of the facility yesterday. 

Pope Francis calls for inclusion of gays in society, saying he has no right to ‘judge’

By admin | OnMonday, July 29th, 2013 - No Comments »
Pope Francis

Pope Francis In another act of the kind of humble outreach that has marked the early months of his papacy, Pope Francis called on Monday for the integration of gays into society, remarking that even as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, he has no right to “judge” gay people. “If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be marginalized,” Francis said during his first news conference, a wide-ranging and candid back-and-forth that took place. 

Don’t pay July salaries, Sarah Serem team warns Teachers Service Commission

By admin | OnWednesday, July 24th, 2013 - No Comments »

A fresh conflict looms between the giant teachers’ union and the government after a constitutional commission warned strongly against paying tutors this month’s salary. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) not to pay July salaries to teachers who were on a strike that was called off on July 17. Instructively, SRC chairperson Sarah Serem wrote to the TSC on July 19, a day after the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) signed. 

[VIDEO] Escaped Yemeni child bride 11, explains why she ran away from home

By admin | OnWednesday, July 24th, 2013 - No Comments »

A video, posted on YouTube, shows an 11-year-old Yemeni girl called Nada al-Ahdal recounting how she escaped her parents who wanted to force her to marry. Nada comes from a modest family and is one of eight siblings. Fortunately for her, her uncle Abdel Salam al-Ahdal, a montage and graphics technician in a TV station, decided to take her in when she was three years old, to live with him and his aging mother, away from her parents. Nada was not an only child at home. Her uncle had also taken his. 

[VIDEO] Nairobi city county Forms Anti-Urinating Squad

By admin | OnWednesday, July 24th, 2013 - No Comments »
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There is a new sheriff in town, the head of a special unit in the Nairobi city county known as the anti- urinating squad. This squad comprises men whose sole mission is to arrest the bad mannered among us, those who urinate in public. Now next time you answer a call of nature on that wall or hidden corner be warned it could land you in jail for a period of upto six months.   Sahara Tribune  

Kenya hits $100bn rare earth jackpot

By admin | OnTuesday, July 23rd, 2013 - No Comments »
Rare Earths metals

Rare earths have numerous applications in technology and manufacturing. They are used to make high power magnets for lightweight electric motors and MRI imaging. Their market is dominated by China. Kenya’s profile as a potential top rare earth minerals producer rose a rung higher after mineral explorer Cortec announced it had found deposits worth $62.4 billion. Mrima Hill, in the coastal county of Kwale, has one of the top five rare earth deposits in the world. The area also has niobium deposits. 

[VIDEO]Kisumu commercial sex worker confronts client over payment

By admin | OnTuesday, July 23rd, 2013 - No Comments »

Drama unfolded in Kisumu on Monday after a commercial sex worker confronted a man whom she accused of failing to pay for services rendered. The angry woman pounced on her purported client who had just reported to work. NTV’s Ouko Okusah reports on an incident that brought business to a near standstill at the busy Mega Plaza building.  

CORD governors to attend Summit in US

By admin | OnMonday, July 22nd, 2013 - No Comments »

Former Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga is set to lead a powerful team of recently elected CORD governors to a Bi-National Kenyan Governors Summit to be held in Dallas, Texas later this week.  The summit, whose theme is “Strategic Vision for Good Governance” is being organized by the Network for Development of Youth in partnership with Summers Dodge International Group and it take place at the Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039 in the Dallas-Fort. 

Sad how Kenyan tycoons die with billions but not a cent for charity

By admin | OnSunday, July 21st, 2013 - 1 Comment

Not too long ago, David Odongo, a young reporter with the Standard Group’s fast surging baby publication, The Nairobian, filed two stories that got me smiling wryly. First, he interviewed a debt collector from his base in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi and wrote: “The burly man lives in a lavishly furnished 30-room house in the city’s plush Kitisuru area. The residence not only has a gym, sauna and fully stocked bar, but also houses a disco — complete with a smoke machine, DJ deck and dazzling. 

Police warn residents against using Citi Hoppa buses in Nairobi; risk being robbed

By admin | OnSunday, July 21st, 2013 - No Comments »

Police have warned commuters against travelling in certain buses in Nairobi, saying they risked being robbed. Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo said a number of buses belonging to Citi Hoppa had been carjacked and the drivers and conductors were suspected of colluding with the gangsters. He said a bus belonging to the firm was carjacked in Nairobi every day and the management had refused to cooperate with police. The IG posted a warning on his official Facebook page. “Citi Hoppa will be. 

Kenya denies IMF access to secret mining agreements

By admin | OnSunday, July 21st, 2013 - No Comments »

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team is pushing the government to make public details of a number of deals it has signed with oil exploration and mining firms. But officials on the IMF team have disclosed that the government has denied them access to the documents, a fact that can only leave Kenyans guessing how the country is faring in regard to the exploration and exploitation of minerals. The team, which prepared the report ahead of the ongoing engagement with top government officials, miners. 

How guards stole ivory from State House

By admin | OnSunday, July 21st, 2013 - No Comments »

Two security officials colluded to smuggle ivory worth millions of shillings from State House, Mombasa, in one of the most intriguing theft cases involving government employees. An investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the ivory has found that the plan to steal the prized items from one of the most heavily guarded premises in the coastal city was hatched over a long period. The April incident saw a General Service Unit constable and a caretaker sacked after investigators concluded. 

NAIROBI: Property worth millions destroyed as Lang’ata houses demolished

By admin | OnSaturday, July 20th, 2013 - No Comments »
Members of the public watch as a bulldozer brings down a building in Langata, Nairobi on July 20, 2013

Members of the public watch as a bulldozer brings down a building in Langata, Nairobi on July 20, 2013 Property worth millions of shillings was on Saturday destroyed after the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure bulldozers flattened houses in Lang’ata’s Uzima gardens. According to the Ministry’s official these homes stood in the way of the southern bypass whose construction is underway and they had to be removed to pave way for the completion of the project. A devastated home owner,. 

Beauty Biz: Kenyan Skin Care Founder Nyakio Kamoche Grieco

By admin | OnSaturday, July 20th, 2013 - No Comments »
Nyakio Kamoche Grieco

The skin care expert is focused on bringing the beauty of Africa to the masses Nyakio Kamoche Grieco-www.nyakio.com   Nyakio Kamoche Grieco stumbled across her passion while working in the entertainment industry. She had been working in television and film and realized just how much she loved the beauty and fashion aspect of it all. After rethinking her future, this American beauty of Kenyan descent decided to bring Africa to the masses in pure luxury, through her skin care line, nyakio..