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Martha Miano arraigned in court facing four counts of posting annoyance messages on Facebook

Martha Miano Wanjiru. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wangui

Martha Wanjiru Miano was arraigned in court on Monday facing four counts of posting annoyance messages on Facebook. She appeared before Principal Magistrate Desiderius Orimba where she denied all the charges. The court heard that Miano, 25, posted an update on Facebook alleging that Governor Nderitu Gachagua’s brother, Rigathi Gachagua had hijacked Mathira water community project by procuring and financing goons and ...

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Martha Miano released unconditionally

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Martha Wanjiru Miano was released unconditionally by a Nyeri Court yesterday. Nyeri residents celebrated outside Nyeri Law Courts as online activist Martha Miano was set free by court. She had been detained by police on allegations that she posted a statement on Facebook allegedly insulting Governor Nderitu Gachagua’s brother Rigathi Gachagua. Nyeri Resident Magistrate John Aringo ruled that her seven- day- ...

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Nyeri golf charity to raise funds for a cancer hospital

Couple months ago the conversation about Cancer in Kenya was given a shot in the arm with Kenyans on Twitter gaining global recognition for pulling off a fundraiser for one Jadudi’s treatment overseas. This was particularly encouraging because most of the time Kenya’s online community is engaged in analyzing government woes and back and forth verbal attacks on each other. ...

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Nation Media Group CEO gives a public lecture at Dedan Kimathi University

  Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri was honored to host Group Chief Executive Officer of Nation Media Group for a public lecture on his experience on how to prepare for the business world and the big industry. Mr. Joe Muganda was emphatic in his lecture that students and young people have what it takes to lead the country ...

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Dedan Kimathi University students climbing Mt. Kenya to raise money

When I first heard of Mt Kenya Climb to Educate Charity Campaign, my thoughts quickly ran to back in high school and I remembered students who could barely afford to stay in school as they lacked adequate school fees. In high school we paid just about sh13, 000 for a whole term. Then the school would offer to pay your ...

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Chipuka externship project gives a voice to artists in Nyeri

Chipuka Group is a platform for the changes that the Technical world of The Dedan Kimathi University, Nyeri, allows the Arts to thrive. As the Swahili term Chipuka means, the group voted in the name to symbolize its sprout. Standards set for a people to try different objectives through activities cut off from their various study dockets. In the group ...

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Empower men in Nyeri and central Kenya to be responsible

Around the world, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) impacts the lives of thousands of families; the main focus of this resource package is on violence against women and girls. This is not to say that gender-based violence against men does not exist. For instance, men can become targets of physical or verbal attacks like we have witnessed too often in Central Kenya. ...

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The Law and Internet in Kenya Workshop goes to Nyeri Town

Following the success of this workshop in Nairobi and Kisumu, We are happy to inform all residents of Nyeri that we will be having this training workshop on  the ‘The Law and Internet in Kenya’ on 13th June 2015. The workshop will take place at Batian hotel in Nyeri Town along Gakere Road, next to the Kamukunji stadium. Entry is ...

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Beatification stirs debate on Facebook

Last Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta led thousands of Catholics at Nyeri town for the beatification of Sister Irene Stefani. Sister Stefani an Italian nun born in 1891 came to Kenya in 1915 and later settled near Nyeri where she was christened “Nyaatha”, meaning “Mother of Mercy” in Kikuyu for her compassionate deeds. While the momentous event has elicited excitement especially ...

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