Kenya

Dance for Peace gone viral

The Video “Dance for peace” from Loreto Kiambu Girls High School that is trending with more than 47.000 views on Facebook in the first week since it was posted on the 11th of October 2016 has the participation of Art Directors Garage that was handling set design, make-up, costumes, and Nancy Aluoch founder of the Art Directors Garage also participated in some of the Choreography. Leah Gathoni is the producer of

One dead, four injured in gun drama at Odeon matatu termini

A matatu conductor was shot dead and four others seriously injured at the Odeon matatu termini in the city centre on Sunday morning. Three young men had boarded a bus and sat on the rear seat. Two of them started beating their colleague, prompting the driver, Mr Kevin Macharia, to order them out of the bus. One of them drew a pistol and shot Mr Robert Kamadi, the matatu conductor,

Kenyan passports to be phased out next year, to adopt East Africa travel permit

Kenya will phase out issuance of its national passports from next year and adopt the East Africa travel permit in the quest by the six countries to harmonize business and regulatory processes. The phase-out period will last two years and the six countries including South Sudan that was this week admitted to the East Africa Community (EAC) expected to only issue the regional e-passport by the start of 2019. The

Nairobians troll rude cashier with awful customer service

A cashier at a popular fast food outlet in the city center has been on the receiving end of the wrath of Kenyans on social media after a disgruntled customer took her picture and exposed her awful customer service. The cashier, identified as Florence on her name tag, works for a popular franchise that has branches dotted across the city center. She was accused of charging customers for items they did

EACC arrests two China Roads managers for ‘bribery’

Two senior managers of a Chinese company that has won tenders worth billions of shillings have been arrested for alleged corruption. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives seized a China Roads and Bridge Corporation engineer and a liaison officer at the weekend. They were caught as they bribed Kenya Highways Authority (KeNHA) officials to allow their overloaded trucks to pass through weighbridges. Four trucks with building materials belonging to the

M-Pesa the bribe, and other tricks traffic police use

The traffic police department is once again in the spotlight following recent allegations of corruption and cover-up. Investigations and interviews by the Sunday Nation reveal the dirty tricks rogue traffic police use — sometimes punishing innocent motorists and letting offenders go free. The most recent allegation involved claims that officers from Tigoni police station attempted to cover-up details of an accident linked to Pastor James Ng’ang’a in which a woman

Prison warders on city streets is harassing, & forcing Citizen to pay bribes

Prison warders patrolling Nairobi streets have been accused of harassing and taking bribes from pedestrians who fail to produce their identity cards. The officers who have been randomly asking for identification documents from city residents have also been accused of asking for bribes from those carrying laptops without purchase receipts. Activist Boniface Mwangi this week posted a video on social media showing how he was arrested by the prison warders

Press charges against Pastor Ng’ang’a, now Boinnet asks Tobiko

Police now believe that Pastor James Ng’ang’a was behind the wheel of the vehicle that killed Mercy Njeri in Limuru on July 26. They have also dismissed Mr Simon Kuria, who presented himself as the driver of a Range Rover, registration number KCD 060Q, when it collided head-on with a Nissan car, registration number KBZ 709W, at Manguo in Limuru, Kiambu County. Ms Njeri’s husband, who was driving, was injured

Kenya Power signs energy purchase deals for 76MW

Electricity distributor Kenya Power has entered into power purchase agreements with two firms. The deals will see Akiira Geothermal Limited supply 70 megawatts and Kleen Energy Limited generate 6 megawatts. The agreement inked on Thursday brings to 45 the number of firms that have entered into deals with Kenya Power to generate electricity as the government’s plan of producing 5,000 megawatts by 2017 continues to gather steam. So far, 25

Barclays unveils Sh30bn credit line for SMEs

Small and medium enterprises would soon have easier access to credit as more banks pledge financing commitments to the business segment. Barclays Bank of Kenya has stepped in with a Sh30 billion loans commitment to SMEs. Barclays Managing Director Jeremy Awori said the bank would continue to support the sector as part of its plan to help in accelerating economic growth and providing market-specific products. “Given that this sector contributes