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Jackson Njeru jailed for three months for contempt of court

Jackson Njeru. Photo courtesy of www.africacelebritynews.com

Jackson Njeru was jailed for three months on Tuesday for contempt of court by a Nairobi Magistrate. Njeru was jailed alongside Jackline Ogutu aka Nyako Ber, both being Facebook administrators of the group Buyer Beware. Their crime was that being group administrators, they did not bring down a post from a member of the group that mentioned prominent lawyer Cecil ...

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Personifying the environmental tragedy of Nairobi’s garbage

The Dandora dumpsite receives more than 3.5 tonnes of garbage from across the city every day. Photo courtesy of www.businessdailyafrica.com

By Alex Njeru I met the young man at Kenyatta National Hospital ward, where my dad was convalescing from an operation. Years and years of smoking tobacco cigarettes had done things to my dad’s body and this time round arteries in his lower limbs had constricted and reneged on their function to supply enough blood to his right leg muscles. ...

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Will garbage in Nairobi send Governor Kidero home?

One of the garbage trucks operating in Nairobi. The city is however becoming one big  dump site. [Photo: YouTube]

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is the talk of Twitter town following a report aired on Citizen TV detailing how the City in the sun has become one big dump site. The accumulation of garbage in Nairobi has become synonymous with the county government as collection and disposal seem to have died with the coming of the county government. Most people ...

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WTO Nairobi conference ends with UNEP launching Trade Hub but who wins?

Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed (L) with WTO's DG Roberto Azevedo during the 10th WTO Conference in Nairobi in December.  The Conference registered mixed reactions from different quarters. [Photo: WTO Secretariat]

As the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference concluded in Nairobi, many felt that it failed to earn the poorest countries any advantage. Activists at the meet felt that the poorest nations were short-changed and that the rich nations came out the winner – again. Several organizations, especially Non-Governmental entities protested but it remains to be seen what will ...

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Why casual sex among teenagers is not news anymore

Bus snip

By Njoki Maina About five decades ago, cohabitation in institutions was unheard of. Marriage those days was treated as a sacred union between man and woman and no one would easily think of starting any union without following the due procedure. Because of that, cases of students living together as man and wife were a taboo. So scandalous were they ...

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Catholic Bishops warn of ethnic hate ahead of Pope Francis visit

Bishop Alfred Rotich

Catholic bishops in the country have called on Kenyans to avoid discussions that might stir the country towards  ethnic animosity ahead of the Pope’s visit. Pope Francis is expected in the country on 25-27 of this month in a historic tour that will see him celebrate mass at the University of Nairobi grounds. The Pope will also have mass in ...

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Paynet Group rebrands to Interswitch unveiling new corporate identity

Interswitch Group CEO Mitchell Elegbe (L) and Bernard Matthewman, Interswitch East Africa CEO (formerly Paynet Group CEO) toast to a new logo during the launch of Interswitch East Africa. Paynet Group which owns PesaPoint network is now Interswitch East Africa. [Photo: Kamau Ngunyi/ Wheels Media]

Interswitch, an integrated digital payments and commerce provider focused on Africa on Wednesday launched its brand new corporate identity in Kenya. This marks a new phase in Interswitch’s expansion across Africa and follows the completion of merger with leading East African e-payments provider Paynet Group. Effectively, Paynet Group – East Africa’s multi-institutional payments provider and owner of PesaPoint brand now ...

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Verve International launches in East Africa from Kenya

Verve International Chief Executive Officer Charles Ifedi (L). He said Verve’s commitment and drive is to always go the extra mile to satisfy its customers in Africa. [Photo: Kamau Ngunyi]

Verve International (‘Verve’), an African payment card brand, has announced its official entry into the Kenyan market. The launch in Nairobi included the announcement of a strategic partnership with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) to expand card acceptance and payment services in six key East African markets. Verve, which is also the biggest payment card brand in Nigeria with more than ...

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Posta Kenya, Kilimall partner to enhance logistics services for online buyers

Postmaster General Dr. Enock Kinara (L) and Kilimall logistics manager Chris Nyaga, exchange a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU seeks to enhance the logistics-service experience for online buyers via posta Kenya outlets across the country. [Photo: Redhouse PR]

The Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta) and online shop Kilimall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the logistics service experience for online buyers. The partnership will allow Kilimall to use Posta outlets across the country. The arrangement allows Kilimall to use post offices as a collection points from which online shoppers can collect their ordered goods. Customers will ...

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Fact sheet on the GES Summit 2015

Genesis: The Global Entrepreneurship Summit can be traced to a 2009 speech by Barrack Obama. In the speech delivered in Cairo, Obama “pledged to host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to broaden and deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.” Inaugural Summit: The first summit was held in Washington, D.C. ...

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Kenyan Media gets a tongue lashing for lack of adequate coverage ahead of GES Summit

The 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit happening in Nairobi Kenya on 25th & 26th July 2015

Kenya is on the international spotlight due to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place next week  from 25-26th July in Nairobi. Kenya is the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa and the 2nd in Africa to host   the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which shall be graced the United States president, Barack Obama. Why Kenya was the best choice to host GES 2015 During the ...

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Imara Daima residents fear being poisoned in their sleep

Residents of Nairobi’s Imara Daima area are living in fear of being poisoned in their sleep by a nearby factory that emits pungent smelling gas at night. The residents are also up in arms over what they feel is incompetence and a lack of responsiveness from National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) over the agency’s failure to take action on their ...

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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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Madness ensues as rains pound Nairobi

There have been chaotic scenes on the streets of Nairobi on Monday morning after rains pounded the city for much of Sunday evening. Nairobians trying to get to work found themselves having to contend with flooded roads as a result of the city’s ineffective drainage system’s inability to keep up with the overnight deluge. The Sunday night rains appear to ...

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