April 25th 2017

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The mere fact that many well-informed Kenyans are making light moments of the the reports about political violence might suggest the acceptance of it in politics as well as its recurrence amid a climate of distrust and opportunism. The Jubilee Party ticket is a life-and-death issue in Kiambu County.

All Kisumu MPs have previously welcomed the president during his two visits to the region, and their absence today was interpreted as part of their political calculation to show distance from the Jubilee government that President Kenyatta leads.

Five great jokes, facts about Jubilee achievements portal

Priscillah Wanjiru | Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 13:17 EAT

Beyond social media, the portal has been ridiculed by political analysts as well. NTV political expert Herman Manyora said Jubilee got its priority upside down by putting its development projects on a portal rather than "on the ground".

Is Uhuru bribing Merus with Sh1.2 billion Miraa fund?

Liza Makena | Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 17:58 EAT

“Of all the Presidents Kenya has had, you have elevated Miraa to its highest standard and we hope that under your leadership we will be able to witness the introduction of modern ways of processing the product,” said Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi.

U.S. paper confirms Twitter handle of Uhuru's college, graduation

Nyambura Muthoni | Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 17:34 EAT

"Even though the college quickly confirmed through its Twitter feed that Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya since 2013, had graduated in 1985 with a degree in economics and political science, that wasn’t enough for some critics of his administration," the paper reported.

By the close of the deadline, Ms Wanga was the only candidate who filed her interest in the seat, and the party will issue her with its nomination certificate tomorrow Monday April 3. The ODM candidate for the seat is almost certainly guaranteed to win in the general elections.

To what extent Mr Hersi’s personal fortunes have shaped his political views isn't clear from the debate, but as the chief executive of Heritage Group he has distinguished himself as a servant for the economic interests that have kept both the Coast, Isiolo and Northern Kenya in a state of poverty.

"How sure can the public be that such a senior administrator acquired his certificates in the right manner? From which training institution did this registrar graduate," one commenter wrote on Facebook.

A doctor, her father and our distorted value system

Charity Wainaina | Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 15:35 EAT

It is indeed unfortunate that corrupt people are getting away with serious crimes, such as the looting of taxpayer money from the Ministry of Health through which the mzee mentioned in his note. Mzee Korir has taken a bold move to stimulate debate on what the values of ordinary Kenyans should be.

Why Kalonzo Musyoka was justified to climb bishop's back

Priscillah Wanjiru | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 15:46 EAT

There are many people amongst us who are out to undermine the authority of bishops and the obligation of all of us to follow their teachings. This is a recipe for spiritual chaos.

After four-year delay, Jubilee to build six stadiums in seven months

Free Press Reporter | Friday, 20 Jan 2017 18:06 EAT

Among other important construction issues, the chairman did not indicate where the stadiums would be built in the counties, which firms were involved in the construction, whether the designs for the stadiums were ready or yet to be made or even the capacity of the stadiums.

Uhuru snide on Mudavadi revives old question about his own education

Free Press Reporter | Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 15:33 EAT

Hundreds of Facebook and Twitter comments have trended throughout the day in which journalists, human rights activists and bloggers are calling upon the president to state clearly when he was in school and what level of education he achieved.

ODM politician says Parliamentary staffer snatched his wife, plotting to kill him

Free Press Correspondent | Friday, 06 Jan 2017 12:35 EAT

The users are generally sympathetic with Jakakimba, a heavy user of Facebook known to share many aspects of his life on social media, with some seeing his going public on the whole affair as being sort of carthatic, preempting the alleged threat to his life and story breaking from the other end.

Jobseekers' billboards could soon fill our roads

Free Press Reporter | Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 07:49 EAT

According to the latter, the army of jobseekers is such placards wouldn't be enough to gain attention and jobseekers would need larger billboards to be stand out from the crowd.

Many users were repulsed by Mr Bor's use of offensive language and his accompanying it with his boss's photo, which to some implied the boss had endorsed the message. The post provoked a wide discussion with many readers, including those who support the senator, opposing it.

Do voters prefer corrupt leaders who share their loot over clean ones?

Free Press Reporter | Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 13:19 EAT

"I am seated here going through a list of harambees I am supposed to attend this weekend and surely, I can't afford to pay more than that unless people want me to steal," she said, according to a story in The Standard that reported about Ms Nyokabi's contribution and the immediate uproar it raised.

By taking to social media the way he did, Mr Namwamba was believed to be answering Mr Odinga for his expulsion. The statement could also mean that he does not plan to fight his expulsion in court, hoping that his firing from Parliament maybe could make some kind of martyr.

Both men look happily to the cameraman, indicating the relaxed atmosphere of their conversation, but this did not stop some Kenyans from interpreting the picture to mean that Uhuru was being bossy while Magufuli is the quintessential people's servant.

Three cabinet secretaries sign media statement on KCPE, KCSE regulations

Free Press Reporter | Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 21:01 EAT

The ten-point statement contained some modifications on guidelines that have been in operation for years that the government believes will close all loopholes enabling the cheating in examinations.

Kisauni students get Sh40 million windfall as 2017 aspirants focus on education

Free Press Correspondent | Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 12:38 EAT

“Most of the time pupils were absent due to one reason or the other. But now there is hardly any reason for pupils to be out of schools. The bursaries have helped them secure the little needs that have been keeping them away,” said Selina Hawa, a teacher at a primary school in Kisauni.

Kiss TV's Yetu Festival promises humongous food, music for attendees

Margaret Warui | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 14:57 EAT

On the decks will be Kenya’s finest DJs led by DJ John, Hypnotiq, Xclusive, DJ Andre, and DJ Kym - an interesting line up of well -known deejays who will be playing live.

Five reasons why schools are not dumping grounds for kids

Soilan Kenana | Monday, 24 Oct 2016 18:57 EAT

The economy may not always favour everyone of course, but it’s not always about food. Let the kids control the remote for some time, just a little time. You don’t want them to feel they are in prison in their own house. Let them get a break from schools.

Advance tickets go for Sh2,000 while those purchased at the gate cost Sh2,500 and Sh5,000 for VIP tickets. But for the early birds, BBQ Live is offering Early Bird Tickets at Sh1,500, which can be purchased at market.jumia.co.ke

Police officer robs his boss at gunpoint

Oscar Ndunda | Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016 20:46 EAT

Constable Josphat Kipyegon, who is attached to the Administration Police Marimanti Camp, had threatened to shoot Mr Mureithi as he was resisting to hand over the bag.

OLX Social Media Awards winners to be known tonight

Free Press Reporter | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 21:44 EAT

The title sponsor is OLX, with Safaricom as the gold sponsor and the 2016 theme is Transforming Lives, which seeks to create conversation on how social media has directly impacted lives through platforms, organizations and influential individuals.

Boy or girl? Songstress Habida lets the cat out of the bag!

Patience Akenga | Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016 16:00 EAT

The singer posted a video on Instagram a week ago showing her working out at a place that seemed to be her home compound. In the process, she disclosed the sex of her expected baby – a boy!

IEBC forced to cancel Makali's contract over Jubilee links

Free Press Reporter | Friday, 15 Jul 2016 21:15 EAT

IEBC and Makali had denied for weeks that the journalist was providing consultancy services to the commission while he at the same time was advising ODM rebel politicians.

Garissa Idd memo with grammatical errors in every paragraph causes stir online

Winfred Mbuya Mwaniki | Friday, 08 Jul 2016 12:53 EAT

The Idd-ul-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, was scheduled for Thursday July 7, and Mr Mohamud H. Mursal’s memo was intended to inform the workers that they could stay home to celebrate the day with their families and friends.

DJ Soxxy welcomes their second child

Lemmy Bramwel | Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016 19:00 EAT

Soxxy's wife Ciiku had earlier made public her struggles with infertility after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which was threatening to jeopardize her fertility. The couple’s first born Eliana Wairimu Kamau was born three years into their marriage.

Jimmy Gait’s new song spurs controversy

Lemmy Bramwel | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016 15:09 EAT

After he recently released a cover version of Adelle’s Hello, the gospel singer is at it again with his latest hit Yesu Ndiye Sponsor.

Kenya’s most beautiful girl has just been unveiled

Free Press Reporter | Sunday, 19 Jun 2016 11:39 EAT

Wendy Nyabera Omollo from Homa Bay County is Kenya’s new Miss Tourism 2016.

A world where Babu Owino is the master wordsmith

Waithera Murugi | Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 08:47 EAT

University of Nairobi student leader Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino was arrested on Tuesday evening for making statements that have since gone viral on social media, not so much for their inflammatory nature as for their poor grammar.

Kidero, Sonko turn Senate committee hearing into a wrestling ring

Waithera Murugi | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016 11:05 EAT

A hearing by the Senate Public Account Committee was turned into a wrestling ring this morning as Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko engaged in a physical fight with Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.

The king of rap is now a lecturer

Waithera Murugi | Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 12:06 EAT

Kenyan rapper Kevin Ombima, who is better known as Rabbit, is now a lecturer at Zetech University. He announced his new job as a lecturer through his Facebook page last week where he captioned a picture, “Today marked my day 1 as a Lecturer at Zetech University. Asante Mola. Forgot something at home

Maina Kamanda leads Jubilee youths demo to Raila’s office

Lemmy Bramwel | Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016 14:57 EAT

Starehe MP Maina Kamanda is leading a group of Jubilee youths in a procession through the Nairobi central business district to protest the torching of two matatu vans by alleged CORD supporters on Monday.

“The bane of our society. While citizens are dying in hunger, our leaders are gorging themselves silly. Senator Murkomen, this is immorality!!!” wrote Facebook user Kirwa Arap Magut, one of those who shared the picture.

Village witches ‘fanning themselves’ with DJ Crème’s photos

Meldrick Sakani | Monday, 30 May 2016 09:13 EAT

As if cast by an evil spell, renowned local DJ Crème De la Crème, has been walking from one scandal to another.