Tag "kenya"

Female genital mutilation: It’s going the wrong way

In Kenya, FGM has been banned for 30 years, and the number of circumcised women have shown declining trend for some years, but now it seems it’s going the other way again. Anne Cherono is one of the strong women in Kenya. She resisted the pressure from the community around her, as both her husband, mother-inlaw, girlfriends and neighbors pushed and bullied her because she refused to be circumcised. A

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

Police in yet another fatal crash cover-up

The police have been implicated in yet another cover-up attempt in a road accident, this time involving an MP’s vehicle, which hit and killed a motorcyclist. The report on the fatal accident in Eldoret Town shows that some information was altered and evidence omitted. The accident, whose date is given as either July 31 or August 3, involved Borabu MP Ben Momanyi’s Toyota Land Cruiser and a motorcyclist, Mr Ernest

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

KLM deal flying Kenya Airways into losses, Senate team told

The partnership between Kenya Airways and KLM has plunged the entities into losses in the last three years, a Senate inquiry was told yesterday. Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said that the deal has not been making any money for the national carrier due to a drop in the number of travellers in the shared routes. The partnership has come under scrutiny following the Sh26 billion loss suffered by Kenya

Sh10mn prize for best renewable energy idea

Kenyan entrepreneurs in renewable energy sector have a chance to win grants of up to Sh10 million each following the launch of the third round of the Off-Grid Energy Challenge. The competition, which is part of Power Africa is aimed at spurring ideas that are meant to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where at least 600 million people are estimated to lack basic access to electricity. The competition

Safaricom, Google launch app to reduce traffic jams

Safaricom and Google Monday launched the application, ‘Waze,’to offer motorists accurate and real-time traffic information, based on crowd-sourced data from other road users. It uses a Global Positioning System technology to collect traffic information varying from; accidents, impassable routes, traffic jams and advices on alternative routes. “Waze will be the ultimate driving companion, tracking your progress in traffic jams, it will also update you of information by other motorists,” Charles