A great mobiliser who has endeared herself to women and youths, Rita believes she is the right choice for the position, pointing to the developmental work she has done over the last four years through Mashinani Initiative, a community based organisation that she founded and leads.
Staunch Catholic believers, Mr Ngui and his wife who are blessed with 10 children, 33 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, said that the secret behind their marriage's success was the fear of God and understanding for each other in the relationship.
His main career goal is to promote Kikuyu music beyond the tribe. In the next five years, Katempa intends to have his music being appreciated by every tribe despite it being Kikuyu. "I want to take Kikuyu music to the next level," he told this writer in an interview.
Over 10,000 music fans attended the week-long celebrations held as part of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in February this year, including the themed nights, VIP and schools shows, and the main event.
As he sets against Mr Abdullahi in 2017, the campaign is pregnant with symbolism about both the unmet expectations from Mr Abdullahi’s tenure and shifts in political and ethnic dynamics. First is the near universal support among elected leaders the ambassador now enjoys, which he lacked in 2013.
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.
"I joined politics because through political leadership I want to solve the problems of common man. Our problems eminate mostly from lack of quality leadership; we don't have leaders care for the people.
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".
Dr Mburu, who was born and raised in Bungoma County, says he knows the problems in Trans Nzoia where he has a home and will be ready to tackle them if elected governor.
The aspirant's preparatory rallies which began today will mainly aim at consolidating the Ajuran clan under the Jubilee Party before he moves to other clans that have identified leaders for gubernatorial and women representative positions under the concept of negotiated democracy.
Reflecting his high chances of being elected, many people have today hailed him as the best choice for Tarbaj. The Sultanate of the Fai sub-clan of Degodia endorsed him as the Tarbaj constituency MP on July 28 in the infamous Tarbaj Declaration, the first family declaration.
“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.
"I have worked closely with communities in addressing some of the most basic needs such as food, shelter and security. I have also handled disputes, including gender base violence. I am the most versed of the lot when it comes to dealing with the developmental needs of poor people," she said.
"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.
The decision to join MCC was informed by his desire to run on a dynamic and untainted party supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Loved by many young people here, Dr Ali said he greatly appreciates the confidence voters had put in him.
As a first Speaker of Wajir County Assembly, he has been instrumental in laying the legislative foundation for the county, ensuring the passge of legislation that have enabled the county government and MCAs to implement their development programmes.
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.
Mr Were's ambition got a major boost last week when he received the backing of three candidates in the 2013 parliamentary race, among them the vocal Kasipul politician and Nairobi businessman Odoyo Owidi, Eng. Mboga and Sam Okoth Rateng K'Otiende.
"I am one of the few female senators in the current house who have introduced a Bill that was debated and passed into law," she told this writer at her senate office in Nairobi, exuding confidence that her law-making experience would help her serve Wajir people as a member of the National Assembly.
A nationally recognised journalist, Mr Maneno was educated at Moi University in Eldoret, where he served as the Secretary General of the Moi University Students Organization and editor of 'The Illuminator', the student publication.
Fujo, who holds a degree in literature and masters in business administration from Kenyatta University, promises to apply fair leadership acquired from his long term teaching experience, and his main pitch is that he is the best candidate of all those running who believes in and has striven to insti
The MCA is all praise for devolution which he said has helped the people of northern Kenya more given their historical marginalisation. “What we got in four years is much more than what we saw in 50 years independence”, he explained.
Asap Kibs told this writer that he uses social media to advertise his songs due to lack of finance to advertise on broadcast or print media. He is in touch with big musicians like Magic Mike, a gospel singer, on whom he depends for advice on how to improve his skills.
Ka Wambui is the undisputed front-runner. He has instant name recognition, having plunged into politics at a young age in 2007 when he campaigned for Samuel Ndung’u Wanjiku. In 2013, he ran for the TNA ticket and emerged second to the eventual winner, losing by only 23 votes.
The MP said Jubilee Party “is the only sole party of Kenyans while NASA (the opposition) is a party that is confused,” citing the coalition’s failure to name its candidate after several months of negotiations, and with only six months left to the elections.
The clan elders' endorsement earned Mr Mohamud accolades from ordinary people and other aspiring leaders who attended the colourful event in this border town, thrusting the ambassador to the front-runner status in a race shaping up as a tight three-horse contest.
Last year April 16 MCSK led artists on peaceful demonstrations demanding better remuneration from the companies. Musicians claim that Safaricom, which runs the popular Skiza tunes, has paid them their money but MCSK is withholding it.
Banking on his past development record as well as the goodwill of the local people yearning for change, Dr Ali held a series of meetings with various groups in Wajir Town today in preparation for his impending launch of his campaign.
Together with Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and other MCAs on Saturday 18th February, Omtatah toured such areas as Chakol, Amukura and Malaba town, urging residents to turn out, register as voters and take Jubilee home in the next coming elections.
As she unleashes her interest for the next step of constituency political leadership whose incumbent Mp -Mohamed Elmi is in exist door of his political career on grounds of personal choice, she however posses a challenging comments to the current statusquo of Tarbaj-development persee
"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.
There are genuine or reasonable reasons why women ought to loose weight. Being overweight comes with so many challenges and disadvantages especially to women.
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.
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.
“We have been placed in this office by the government on behalf of the Kenyan parents to protect their children from exposure to obscenity,” the CEO said, adding he was up to his task.
Kabreta has the support of the majority support of the dominant Degodia clan for the senetorial seat, as borrowed from the close friendly and compatabilty he has with Mohamed Abdi Mohamud led Bandwagon. Mohamed Abdi is the Fai family's flag-bearer for the gubernatorial seat.
"His death was untimely and cruel. In this hour of sorrow, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Senator Boy Juma Boy's family, relatives and the people of Kwale. My thoughts and prayers are with you," the President said in a statement from State House Nairobi.
It might have been a normal thing for the newlyweds, but little did they know they would stir the internet and attract attention from many quarters. It must have taken a lot of courage and genuine love for this couple to come open to the public and show the world that money is not the key to true lo
Take her out to a place that she has never been before, where there is warm air, a quiet environment where only the two of you are conversing. This breaks the monotony of always staying in the house with your girl and eradicates boredom.
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.
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.
Youth unemployment has been a great challenge, and the aspirant has been nurturing youth talent by sponsoring some of the artists in the area. He urges the youth to be aggressive in looking for jobs but not rely on handout from politicians.
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.
“I want to offer the kind of leadership which every resident of Matungulu will be proud of by ensuring their interests are fully articulated at the national level,” said Dr Kilonzo.
Dr Kilonzo believes his ground work is sufficient to garner the most votes as he believes dealing first hand with the common mwananchi. “I am fully prepared for this election and since this is not the first time I am contesting for this seat, I have learned a few things,” he said.
Together with event gurus, True Blaq Entertainment and Mash Auto, Pulse ought to bring the East Africa Motor Show, an entertainment and automobile extravaganza that will feature international stars and give away a pimped-up car to the readers of Pulse magazine.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong said he had created an enabling environment with the rolling out of Sh70 million bursary for secondary students. The Governor said the Kenya Medical Training College Busia Chapter which was constructed by the County Government is already operational with 60 clinical
“Every part of this country has a county government and the best way to do business is give opportunity to local businesses except where there is no local capacity for the tenders in question,” he says.
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.
Her campaign slogan, 'A Kirinyaga where Women, the Marginalized, PLWD and the Youth are empowered through sustainable development', has become etched in the minds of her supporters who say the aspirant spares no effort to reach a cross-section of Kirinyaga society.
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.
“I am deeply concerned about the dwindling education standards in Kangundo and my vision is to work with all stakeholders in order to safeguard the future of our young generation by strengthening the human resource potential of this region,” he says.
"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.
Last Friday 4th November, the former commandant announced his “acceptance of the peoples’ call” to unseat the current member of parliament for the area Arthur Odera, a close ally of deputy president William Ruto and a Jubilee legislator.
Acting in the shadow of senator Johnson Muthama, the MP is one of the fiercest critics of Jubilee, almost at par with her fellow women reps Mishi Mboko (Mombasa), Florence Mutua (Busia) and Kilifi’s Aisha Jumwa, all of whom have never minced their words in criticising the government.
As expected, all his big supporters showed up, as did Ogiek and Kalenjin community elders who demanded that the director, who is suitably qualified for the position he missed in 2013, should now become Governor Mbugua’s running mate in the next election.
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.
The constituency now needs, more than ever before, a forceful leader who can hold both the county and national governments accountable, a task for which he is well prepared, being a unionist who has advocated for the rights of teachers - sometimes against intense government intimidation.
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.
The aspirant, however, does not take remarks about her beauty seriously. Reputed to be a conservative woman, she has taken to addressing matters of women empowerment, education and self-advancement and is a regular motivational speaker at for young people, in particular girls.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Dr Kituku is mobilising teams in every village to assist him reach the electorate. He is also the chairperson of the Board of Management of St. Mary's Mukunike Secondary School and residents and teachers have observed that the quality of education has improved since he took up that position.
While she was Luo, she was born in cosmopolitan Eldoret and her world view transcended tribe from early on. As she gained fame for her musical artistry she only reluctantly embraced her Luoness, recording mostly in English and Kiswahili as she adopted more PanAfrican Afro-fusion and Afro-jazz tunes.
The aspirant said the Wiper Party was fast losing its bearing in Machakos County to CCU, pointing out that the party secured only three out of the eight parliamentary seats in 2013 elections, with CCU securing two while TIP, Ford People and Muungano Party won one apiece.
"We must learn the seasons, we must understand the times: to know what to do, when and how," words by the clergy who are not amused by the way the IEBC is being tossed about from left to right with each passing day.
He said that the honourable members of parliament had abandoned their role of passing legislation based on their validity but instead pass bills according to how much they get from the decisions.
The former MP, who said he was rescinding his earlier decision announced in 2013 to retire from active politics, asserted that he would contest the seat in 2017 because of his successor's failures.
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
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.
Mr Towett engaged the MP in a fierce exchange of words: “You went quiet instead of expressing your problems to me. I would have understood if you had no money,” he told the MP, obviously in jest.
Most famous for her starring roles in Living Color, Keymáh is the only female to feature in the five seasons of the Fox Emmy-winning series and is an American national merit scholar with a degree in theatre from Florida A&M University.
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.
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!
Tanzanian musicians of late look to Kenya as an indispensable backyard. Harnessing the vibrant Kenyan media space can boost the ratings of a regional artiste, something the likes of Christina Shusho have exploited to great heights.
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.
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.
Unaware of the fact that they are not giving their ringlets the necessary care and attention, a good number of women with afro-textured hair succumb to the idea that rather than being a blessing, their crowning glory is a curse that was not meant to grow long and should be straightened to order.
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.
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.
The largest organ of the body, the skin protects the body from harmful effects of the sun, ridding the body of harmful substances through sweat and the synthesis of vitamin D, among other roles. Facial skin is exposed to toxicity on a daily basis and should, therefore, be cleansed regularly.
Wendy Nyabera Omollo from Homa Bay County is Kenya’s new Miss Tourism 2016.
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.
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.
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
The Kitui Central seat was for long a preserve of heavyweights whose capacity for leadership was recognized by presidents. Of the seven MPs the constituency has had, five were appointed full cabinet ministers, among them Ngilu, who served under two presidents. By Free Press Correspondent
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.
As the local gospel music industry grows, the number of multitalented artistes whose art forms transcend traditional boundaries continues to grow.
“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.
The 6th edition of the Campus Film Symposium was held at the Technical University of Kenya from 17th to 20th May 2016.
As if cast by an evil spell, renowned local DJ Crème De la Crème, has been walking from one scandal to another.
Traditional gospel music is usually in formal language; its artistes tend to be punctilious and pay attention to the strict observance of the scriptures. Artistes in this field include: Jemimah Thiong'o, Ben Githae, Janet Otieno, Pastor Kiande and others.