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Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Fourteen top officials of the Kenya Power will be charged Monday morning over corruption, in a scandal involving the purchase of faulty transformers worth Sh4.5 billion. Those expected in court include current Managing Director Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, and twelve other top officials arrested over the weekend. “They will be in court, […]

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Excitement has gripped Kogelo village in Siaya County as its ‘son’ Barack Obama visits after more than a decade. The former US president has already left Kisumu airport from Nairobi and is on his way to Kogelo by road. An earlier plan to travel by helicopter has been abandoned and he should be arriving in […]

Rising Fuel Prices, Higher Taxes to Push Up Kenya, Uganda Inflation

Rising Fuel Prices, Higher Taxes to Push Up Kenya, Uganda Inflation

Kenya and Uganda face a higher cost of living in the second half of this year, driven by a surge in fuel prices, increased taxation and weakened local currencies. Reports by their respective central banks have said that this will translate to higher import bills. In Kenya, goods and services prices will be pushed up […]

Celebrating the Everyday Hustlers of Nairobi

Celebrating the Everyday Hustlers of Nairobi

Nairobi News today celebrates the men and women in the non-formal sector who struggle to beat the odds to feed their families. The city is full of courageous tales of such entrepreneurs, popularly known as hustlers, who engage in menial jobs such as selling second-hand clothes, grocery vendors, roasting maize, car washes, et cetera. David […]

Why Kenyan want Vivian to change name of new hit to mercury

Why Kenyan want Vivian to change name of new hit to mercury

Cheeky fans have urged Kenyan singer Vivian to consider changing the title of her new song from Sugar to Mercury. Vivian, who released the song a few weeks ago, asked her fans on Instagram to vote on the name change. The talk has come up after recent tests on imported sugar showed that it had […]

Kenyan Health Ministry Bans Use of HIV Drug

Kenyan Health Ministry Bans Use of HIV Drug

The Health ministry has warned counties to stop prescribing a HIV drug linked to birth defects in HIV-positive women. Through Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko, the ministry has further directed county health directors to ensure that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to whom a front-line drug, dolutegravir (DTG), has been prescribed, continue their current prescription […]

UK based Kenyan prostitution queen jailed for operating brothels

UK based Kenyan prostitution queen jailed for operating brothels

A Kenyan woman has been jailed for 10 years in the UK for running two brothels and enslaving a Romanian woman. Ann O’Brien was born Hannah Wambui Muya at Mt Kenya’s Kahurura forest where her parents were squatters. She later changed her name to Ann Wambui Muya. She attended Kahurura Primary School up to Standard […]

Why Diamond Platnumz sacked bodyguard who knew all his secrets

Why Diamond Platnumz sacked bodyguard who knew all his secrets

Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has fired his most trusted bodyguard Mwarabu Fighter, who is reported to have complained of mistreatment by the bongo star. Mwarabu had been Diamond’s bodyguard for the last five years, accompanying him to most of his music concerts around the world and secretive events in his personal life. For weeks now, […]

Sold Out Slaves – Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis

Sold Out Slaves – Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis

According to a 2006 UNICEF report, one Kenyan child in three is involved in underage prostitution. It is a drastic situation caused by incredibly poor living conditions, with around 50% of the population below the poverty line. Sex tourism is flourishing and a major contributor to the sexual exploitation of minors, with Kenya among the […]

Kenya Changes to Law Seek to Beat Child Traffickers At Their Own Game

Kenya Changes to Law Seek to Beat Child Traffickers At Their Own Game

A raft of legal amendments in the National Assembly seeks to tighten laws and confront child trafficking involving wealthy and well-connected criminals. Nairobi features regularly on international reports as a source and transit point for child trafficking, feeding into the cross border crime networks by exploiting a lax enforcement regime and a compromised legal environment. […]

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