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Senate staffer arrested in Al Shabaab plot to bomb Parliament

Police officers have arrested a Senate staffer in connection to an Al Shabaab plot to bomb the Kenyan parliament. Ali Abdulmajid, who has worked for the Kenyan parliament for nearly a decade, was arrested by officers on Sunday. Kenya: Parliament staff member Ali Abdulmajid held by police-intelligence suggests he planned to facilitate attack:http://t.co/VIZKmoNkz2 — samira sawlani (@samirasawlani) April 27, 2015 ...

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Mungiki in the eyes of Bensouda – Part 1

A public redacted pre-trial brief by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) identified the Mungiki as a vicious menacing terror group that was capable of doing anything during the post election violence of 2007/2008 to protect the interests of the Party of National Unity (PNU). According to a pre-trial brief that was released in ...

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Sauti Sol song Nerea triggers abortion debate

It is not often that contemporary music triggers serious debate on National TV and on social media like Sauti Sol has done with their new hit Nerea. In the song, Nerea’s boyfriend pleads with her not to abort their pregnancy and promises to take care of the baby. Besides the excellent vocal performance in the song, the lyrics cut to ...

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New fears of Al Shabaab terror attacks in Nairobi

  Barely a month after the Al Shabaab terror attack on Garissa University College that claimed an estimated 147 lives, there are new fears the Somali terror group may be planning more audacious attacks on prominent locations within the City of Nairobi. Speculation is swirling on social media that there are Al Shabaab operatives in the country planning attacks on ...

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Kenyans Outraged by TV expose Plague for Profit

  Last week, we featured  the story of Phyllis Omido, an environmental activist who battled against a lead smelting factory and eventually got it shut down. She won the prestigious Goldman award for her efforts. The factory in question is in the vicinity of Owino Uhuru slums in Changamwe, Mombasa. #PlagueforProfit 👉 Mombasa activist wins Goldman Prize http://t.co/QhAaoZ3KZa via @monitor254 ...

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Before we condemn South Africans, let’s remember PEV: Part Two

In the first part of this blog I wrote about Eric Ouma. In this second part I write about how Elizabeth was raped during the PEV. But more to that how she had her vaginal opening slit with a panga as her attackers said it was ‘small’ for them to penetrate. Her story is also told in the CIPEV report ...

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Before we condemn South Africans, let’s remember PEV: Part One

Kenyans will be quick to condemn South Africans for the xenophobic attacks that are happening at the country fondly referred to as the rainbow nation at the moment. But these attacks are not any different from what happened during the 2007/2008 post election violence. They speak of the death of the African love that our Pan-African fore fathers once had ...

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Kenyan Presidents don’t inherit chairs

Did you know that Kenyan Presidents don’t inherit the chairs of their predecessors? In a resent exercise by the County Government of Nakuru the department of Public Works shared this uncommon fact while exhibiting the chairs that have been used by Kenya’s Presidents since independence. According to Maina Muchemi, the Director of Public works in Nakuru, the chairs keep on ...

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The ‘Joseph factor’ in Kenya’s security docket

What is in a name, asked William Shakespeare once. A rose in another name may smell as sweet he posed. But what is in a name when all key people picked for a particular job share a name? Could there be something more to that name? That is what we might need to ask about Kenya’s security docket which only ...

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Egerton V.C announces his departure

The Vice Chancellor of Egerton University has announced his departure from the helm of the Njoro based institution. Prof. James Tuitoek told staff and students on Sunday that he will resume his duties as a lecturer in the department of animal sciences once his second term as the Chief Executive of the university ends in January next year. “The vacancy will ...

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Bizarre leak claims to link Raila, Buhari, Al Shabaab and Boko Haram

A bizarre intelligence report being attributed to the Iranian government claims to link former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Nigeria’s President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari to extremist terror groups that have terrorized their respective countries. The report, written mostly in English, claims that Raila and Buhari are using Al Shabaab and Boko Haram to further their political ambitions. Its important to emphasize ...

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Negative stereotypes are the cancer eating Kenya

Every time I think about the challenges we face as a country in pushing for a culture of ethnic diversity, I cannot help but conclude that it lies in the negative stereotypes we peddle against communities. Negative stereotypes are to me the main reason why we fought each other in 2007/2008 and are still the reason we still fight each ...

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