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Dangerous Meal: Reflections of a Nature Photographer

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By Kioko Kivandi I was photographing a wounded Marabou Stork on the shores of Lake Naivasha on Saturday March 25 when a Hammerkop appeared from nowhere and rested on the shallow end of the lake.   Nearer to thee: This stork had a difficulty in walking and it seemed as if it was nearing its death bed. At first the ...

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Mark Mwithaga died on ‘day of 1982 coup’

Mark Mwithaga. The veteran Nakuru politician died on the day Kenya was marking 34 years since coup plotters attempted to oust Daniel Moi from power. It was also exactly 30 years since his father died. (Photo: www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke).

On the night that Nakuru veteran politician Mark Mwithaga breathed his last, no one may have taken notice of how significant that night was. It’s not because his death was poised to be historic. No!  After all, the shine of the fierce politician he was known to be during his hey days had waned in his last earthly lap. He ...

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Steps to follow when faced with a criminal case

Arrest Snip

By Gilbert Langat Anybody can fall on the wrong side of the law anytime in the course of their life. When this happens most people get confused and may not know what to do. And while ignorance of the law has no defense, ignorance of your rights as an arrested person can impact heavily on your ability to defend yourself ...

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Ezer Kipkurui released

Ezer Kipkurui was released at 1.00am last night without any questioning or requirement to report back to the Central Police Station.   Yes! I was released at midnight Thanks for the concern bro! @Asamoh_ @_Rapporteur — Home Grown (@Kipezer) March 8, 2016 He had been arrested, first for resisting arrest and later for taking photos of Huduma Center at GPO, Kenyatta ...

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Kenyans condemn the arrest of Elijah Kinyanjui – #ReleaseKinyanjui

Elijah Kinyanjui speaking to journalists after his release.

Kenyans have condemned the day-long arrest of veteran journalist Elijah Kinyanjui over sharing a post that depicted Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua’s daughter Brenda Mutanu in a party mood. Elijah who has worked in almost all media houses, currently has many Facebook accounts and whatsapp grounds which he uses to spread information about Nakuru’s county affairs, largely bordering on transparency and ...

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Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui arrested for misuse of licensed telecommunication system

Elijah Kinyanjui.

Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui was this morning arrested by Nakuru Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for misuse of licensed telecommunication system. He is accused to have shared a post on his various social media platforms that depicted Nakuru Governors’ daughter Brenda Mutanu in bad light. The Kenya Daily Post shows her smoking shisha, dressed skimpily in various night clubs and dancing with men, ...

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Nakuru woman with strange disease appeals for medical support


By Njeri Kimani For two years, 55 year old Priscilla Kaniaru has been confined to her house in Kiamunyi area in Nakuru. What started as an off and on loss of vision ended up in a battle to survive. In an interview, Kaniaru said that she fell ill after the delivery of her last son 19 years ago, but the ...

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Chives farming transforming farmers’ lives in Bahati, Nakuru

Nakuru farmers harvest chives. Photo courtesy of Bob Koigi.

There is nothing that makes a farmer rejoice more than knowing there is a ready market for their produce. Hassle free. This is one advantage that a section of farmers from Bahati Constituency in Nakuru have as farming takes a more economic approach from the usual subsistence practice. The more than 80 farmers have adopted chives production, with the export ...

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Beware Nakuru farmers, there could be fake livestock drugs in the market


By Lorna Abuga The man Joseph Odhiambo Odour is alleged to have been found selling three drugs that are not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) at his agrovet shop located at Maili Kumi in Bahati. The alleged unregistered drugs have been identified as Clamex, Minevita, Oxy-fraelone and DCP. PPB Chief Inspector Dr. Indraph Ragwe told the court ...

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Nakuru is Kenya’s third most dangerous county for journalists

Article 19

At least 7 cases of violence against journalists were reported in Nakuru county between January and September this year. This, according to a report by Article 19 makes the county the third most dangerous county for journalists to work in. The report titled ‘Silenced and Intimidated: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in Kenya’ and which was released on Monday November ...

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History made as Egerton University appoints first woman Vice Chancellor


By Olanga Nyamamu Egerton University has a new Vice Chancellor (V.C.). In an appointment that was made public on Thursday 29th October 2015 Prof. Rose Mwonya will become Egerton’s 5th V.C taking over from Prof. James Tuiotoek who has been at the helm since 2006. Her appointment will take effect from 13th January next year when she will become the ...

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