Kikuyu Benga artist Kamande Wa Kioi speaks out after road crash

Popular Kikuyu artiste Kamande Wa Kioi has asked Kenyans to pray about the worrying spate of accidents happening in Kenya.

This is after he was involved in a road accident on Thursday night on his way home.

His car collided with a Nazigi Sacco bus on Kamiti road.

Speaking to The Star, Kamande has confirmed he is finally discharged from hospital.

 “I am out of the hospital and the scans have confirmed I am doing well after that accident and I thank God,” he said.

He escaped with minor injuries and was rushed to the Nairobi Women’s Hospital.

This comes barely a month after popular Kikuyu artiste John DeMathew lost his life in an accident.

De Mathew died on August 18 after his vehicle rammed a truck at Blue Post, Thika.

Revealed: The last meeting De Mathew had planned before his death

On Sunday another Kikuyu pop musician Samidoh escaped unhurt after he was involved in an accident after performing at Mugithi Festival on Saturday at Barclay’s Sports Club, Thika Road.

Taking to social media, the popular musician posted a photo of his car with a dent.

“It’s hard to understand how somethings happen. Thank you, God, you saved my kids and me,” he captioned it.

Kamande has urged matatu drivers to be vigilant and careful on the roads and above all, they ensure they signal even when they are dropping off passengers.

He urged the nation, especially Benga lovers across the country, to put their artists in prayer.

“There is an accident spirit roaming around and people should pray a lot. To my fans I am well and thank you for your prayers,” he said.

Other musicians also sent in messages wishing him a quick recovery.

Ngaruiya Junior, took to his Facebook page to assure Kioi’s fans that he was fairing on well.

“Kamande Wa Kioi was involved in an accident and I want to thank God because he is fine. We are at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital and he is receiving treatment,” his post read.

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Nairobi voted 6th among world’s 20 most dynamic cities

Nairobi has been ranked 6th in the world’s 20 most dynamic cities by the World Economic Forum.

According to the JLL’s City Momentum Index, Nairobi is projected to have one of the fastest-growing populations in the world over the next five years.

According to the report, Nairobi has a strong Asian influence with significant amounts of investment from China, particularly focused on infrastructure projects.

Bengaluru city in India’s southern Karnataka state was ranked top followed by Hyderabad city in the capital of southern India’s Telangana state.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam was third. The city is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences.

India’s capital territory Delhi was ranked fourth. Delhi is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north.

It was followed by the city of Pune, another Indian city.

The City Momentum Index ranked 131 major established and emerging business hubs across the globe to identify the urban economies and real-estate markets that are currently undergoing the most rapid expansion.

The Chinese city of Xi’an (ranked 9th) struggles with severe air pollution, a common plight for developing cities.

This year’s rankings find the fastest urban growth continuing to shift away from the West to the East.

Asia Pacific is home to 19 of the top 20 cities in this year’s index, and overall, Indian and Chinese cities dominate the rankings, accounting for three-quarters of the top 20.

(Information in this article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting)

25 Burundi girls, two suspected traffickers arrested in a police raid in Westlands, Nairobi

About 25 Burundian girls were arrested in a police raid in Westlands, Nairobi, on Friday night.

A multi-agency team found them in a house in the area.

The girls were apprehended alongside two people believed to have been trafficking them to theMiddle East.

Several cases of trafficking have been reported in parts of the country including Nairobi and Mombasa.

In January, a couple that had been accused of human trafficking in Mombasa was freed on a Sh50,000 bond by the Shanzu law court.

Zubair Deen, Shama Deen and their daughter Zeba Deen were nabbed by detectives from transnational Organized Crime Unit on December 30 last year.

They were charged with trafficking 10 women found in their club situated within Nyali.

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Kwani vijana wamerogwa? This is what young people are doing to gain fame

We are at an age when young people want to explore a lot and from what is going around social media, almost all of them have unleashed their modelling potential.

Most of these young adults are either in Campus or have just completed high school because they seem so idle.

Photo shoots have become so common especially in Central Park, Jeevanjee Gardens, Arboretum and many other parks.Yes! You are probably wondering what is wrong with taking photos.There is beauty in photography, but these photos are not attractive.

Judge for yourself with photos below;

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This is not even cool.

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Shocking video of Kenyan Youths Injecting Themselves With Hard Drugs In Downtown Nairobi

Like with everything, drugs have levels. But for better or for worse, because Kenya hasn’t been caught in the grips of the drug trade, we have managed to escape the throes of drug addiction.

And on this one, I am not talking about marijuana. It is not a drug. Anything that man can consume in its natural state without it being altered in a lab is not a drug. It is a stimulant.
Ofcourse that is my just my opinion. And everyone has a right to my goddamn opinion.

Anyway, it would seem Kenyans can no longer claim not to be drug users if the video I found circulating is anything to go by. In the video, you see youth injecting themselves with some substances and unless this is a diabetic convention, I think the assumption that they are up to no good is a valid one:

The CBD is an eyesore with chokoras and hawkers, cry out city residents (photo)

A photo of hawkers selling wares in the streets of Nairobi has been shared widely  on social media causing alarm as many Nairobians question why no one is controlling them.

Looking around, one can see Kenyan women holding on to their handbags for dear life, afraid that the huge chokoras in the streets will jump them. It’s even worse if you are carrying luggage, not knowing who will pounce on you, and grab your bag.

Nairobians are also expressing concern and at the same time providing solutions that they think the county government should apply to try and control the menace before it gets out of hand.

Have you tried walking in the city streets lately? a majority of residents say it is a nightmare to navigate walking the streets. Check out their reactions.

Timothy Gakure… It’s a tough one… While having the town filled with hawkers can be a sore to the eye… there is no point in collecting fees from them that never get to the county. It only subjects them to harassment. But if they can come up with a way to get these people in order and collect levies from them that actually get to change the life of narobians that would be great. It is a good and bad step all in the same

Atieno J Oyieke… I was in town yesterday. My summary? Hot mess and hot bed of foolishness! Best remedy for increasing low blood pressure! And this is only halfway through year 1! Jesu Molimo!!!!

Wangechi Wanjau… Try moving from koja to Afya center. Then come tell me how low it took you..

Sylvia Kalunde M…. Finally someone has said it. Chokoras upto Kimathi street, the whole of Moi Avenue is an open air market. Archives is a replica of Gikomba it’s so disgusting

Riq Nzioki…. mombasa county closes Mji Mpya Rd on saturdays for hawking..it works. Perhpas Nairobi County should designate a street or two for hawking once a week.

Hazard Kiarie… There is a lot of space in Muthurwa that is under utilized. Besides he is yet to fulfil what he said, open several streets for hawking at night. So far he is just a populist.

On the other hand the politics in jubilee have not yet calmed, owing to the fact that he got backed by mt Kenya he is handcuffed by now. I believe once swearing in is over we shall be seeing a change. My thoughts though!!!!

Ciiru Kariuki …Once a week on one street might not be too bad as long as it’s accompanied by increased security and a clean up crew after. Does Britain have something similar they call high street market day? But emphasis on clean up. Huko the next morning the street looks polished like no market day ever happened afew short hours earlier

Virginia Ginny Gin… They should only be allowed to operate in down town Nairobi i.e Tom mboya and river road areas all the way to Kirinyaga and Ngara but strictly past 5pm. There shouldn’t be a hawker on any part of Moi avenue all the way to Uhuru highway.

Ithe Wa Shiru….. The insecurity has also gone high, phone snatching along Uhuru highway, Riverside, Haille Selasie has become the order of the day.

Albert Pamba… Even chokoras and other vilains are having a field day.Your phone and money can be whipped out of your hands or pocket in a blink of an eye.Soon the hawkers will even conduct their business within County Assembly premises.

So Disturbing! Nairobi Mother Exposes An Abusive Househelp Torturing Her Toddler (Video)

A Nairobi woman by the name, Mary Wanjiru recently shared a horrifying video that captured her then nanny torturing her one-year-old son.

The mother of one shared the heartbreaking video to QTV, revealing that she decided to put up the hidden nanny camera when she discovered her son kept crying a lot after they hired the new house girl.

To their dismay and shock, when the couple reviewed the surveillance camera, they found out that the woman had been abusing and neglecting their son, instead of naturing her, in their absence.

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The abusive nanny

According to Mary, the house help was from Nyeri and had been recommended by her aunt when she needed the services so that she can manage the house and stay with the child when she’s off to work.

The video shows the innocent baby falling from a sofa as she seeks attention from the nanny but instead of the lady consoling the young one, she goes ahead to beat her mercilessly and proceeds to eat his food. So sickening!

Watch the heart-wrenching video below, which Mary Wanjiru decided to share with fellow parents to make them aware of such atrocities from nannies they hire.

SHOCKING: Nairobi Wives Are The Worst Husband Batterers – Survey

A new study has put to doubt the common belief that women in Central Kenya (Nyeri being notorious) are the most violent towards their men. In fact, that region does not even feature among the top three in the latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics KNBS.

The research found that men in Nairobi are the most abused by their partners followed by Western, Nyanza and Eastern regions in that order. Men in these regions admitted to having experienced some form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse from their wives. Those in Northern Kenya and the Coast recorded the least abuse.

Meanwhile, the same study found that at least 2 in every 5 women in Kenya believe it’s right for a man to beat up his wife if she neglects their children. The women believe it’s also justified for a wife to be beaten if she denies her husband sex, goes out without telling him, argues with him or burns food. Those in the Rift Valley were the most accepting of wife beating followed by women in North Eastern and Western regions while most Nairobi women disagreed.

On matters sex, Kenyan men have as many as 7 sexual partners in their lifetime while women have an average of 2. Despite the multiple sexual partners, close to half the people interviewed revealed that they hadn’t used protection during intercourse.

Further, 1 in every 5 teenage girls in Kenya is either pregnant, or has given birth. A similar percentage of teenagers admitted that they’d had sex before the age of 15 with an equal number confessing to having their first sexual encounter before turning 18.

 

Is It True That Married Women In Nairobi Act Single?

Yesterday’s conversation was about men who live like bachelors and yet they are married, today it was about women who are married yet live like they are single.

Maina met a guy yesterday who said that his wife lives like she’s still single, she goes drinking with her workmates any day of the week and is often dropped home by her male workmates.

They have a child who is two years of age but she only breastfed him for four months. The man says his wife does not act married as she even goes home at 1 am in the morning yet she expects to find the house in order.

Mwalimu said that this is a common habit for Nairobi women because those from the village do not have the time to go out dancing.

This question was posed to the listeners “Do Nairobi women act single yet they are married?”
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Nairobi Ranked In Top 10 African Cities With Most Millionaires

Which top 10 African cities have the most millionaires? According to a research done by AfrAsia Bank New World Wealth Report and released by CNN there are 163,000 millionaires in Africa.

South Africa tops the list with a reported 23,400 millionaires in four different cities, Nairobi is among these cities coming in at number 5 with an estimated 6, 200 millionaires.

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10. Accra, Ghana – 2,300 millionaires

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9. Casablanca, Morocco – 2,400 millionaires

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8. Pretoria, South Africa – 2,500 millionaires

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7. Durban, South Africa – 2,700 millionaires

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6. Luanda, Angola – 4,900 millionaires

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5. Nairobi, Kenya – 6,200 millionaires

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4. Cape Town, South Africa – 8,900 millionaires

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3. Lagos, Nigeria – 9,100 millionaires

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2. Cairo, Egypt – 10,200 millionaires

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1. Johannesburg, South Africa – 23,400 millionaires

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Khadija to be airlifted to Nairobi for treatment

The 16 year old girl from Mandera who was burnt  and locked up for months by her husband will be airlifted to Nairobi later on Wednesday for specialised treatment.

Khadija has remained admitted at the Mandera district hospital since last week on Friday after she was rescued by a relative.

The girl who was married off at the age of 15 was burnt following a disagreement about 4 months ago.

A Mandera court is also expected to rule on her husband’s bail application.

Al Shabab Planning Fresh Attacks In These Public Areas

In a report signed by Central Police Station OCPD Paul Wanjama, Parliament Buildings, Muthurwa market, Nairobi Pentecostal Church and the University of Nairobi are allegedly among the al Shabaab’s major targets.

Other targets for the group’s “high scale attacks” are Holy Family Basilica and St Andrews PCEA Church, according to the situation report signed on April 23.

The terror group has dispatched spies from its elite intelligence unit to launch the attacks, said the report received by Parliament Police Station.

“The group intends to use an operative who is affiliated to Pumwani Riyadh Mosque and who is also a staff member at the Senate to actualise the attack,” it said regarding the Parliament Buildings.

The report said it is believed that the al Shabaab’s intention is to plant a bomb within the premises. Parliament Police Station OCS Samson Chelugo asked the CID to arrest and question the suspect.

Wanjama asked security agencies to enhance pre-emptive measures by gathering intelligence on operatives, and all named targets to tighten security.

The suspect, Ali Abdulmajid was arrested in relation to the report on Sunday night and taken to Kilimani Police Station. He has been the vice-chairman of the Pumwani Riyadh Mosque since 2009.

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Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan publicly concedes election

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday publicly conceded defeat in the presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to lead the nation.

“I thank all Nigerians once again for the great opportunity I was given to lead this country and assure you that I will continue to do my best at the helm of national affairs until the end of my tenure,” he said in a statement.

“I have conveyed my personal best wishes to General Muhammadu Buhari.”

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You are 40, she is 21..she is just after your fat wallet

Remember the Cougar party with Arabian and African men happening over the weekend, our callers want in on the Cougar action. The listeners from Maina and King’ang’i in the morning are above the age requirement and are enraged that only the youngins get to attend the party. “The women want to misuse small boys because they know they cannot score themselves a man when they clock a certain age,” says one of our callers.

One man named Bob says that older women will go for younger men because of ‘palepale’ while younger women will go for older men because she is looking for quality and stability. Bob believes that life for men truly begins at age 40 and the cougars are going after toyboys because they cannot score a man their age. One woman disagrees with this notion saying that older men do not have what it takes to satisfy a woman in bed so she will go

One woman disagrees with this notion saying that older men do not have what it takes to satisfy a woman in bed so she will go after the young man for sex and the old man for the money to maintain her young man.

What say you? Will women only go after an older man because of the size of his wallet? Listen below.

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What makes Nairobi Africa’s ‘most intelligent’ city

For a second year in a row, Kenya’s busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa — failing, however, to make it to the world’s top seven finalists.

According to the Intelligent Community Forum, “intelligent communities” are those that have taken “conscious steps” to create an economy that can prosper in the “broadband economy.” The group has recently released its latest rankings, recognizing the achievements of communities that have built inclusive, prosperous economies on a basis of information and communication technologies.

Nairobi was the only African city to appear on their shortlist of 21 hubs throughout the world for 2015. Intelligent Community Forum co-founder Robert Bell says: “We see a strong foundation being put into place [in Nairobi]: sensible, pro-growth government policy, a more diversified economy, and an innovation ecosystem of startups, international companies and universities. “Nairobi certainly has the opportunity to build an exciting future for its citizens, businesses and institutions.”

The Kenyan capital, however, didn’t make it to the next round that will see seven communities around the world contesting in June for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year award. In alphabetical order, the 2015 Top 7 Intelligent Communities were Arlington County (U.S.), Columbus, (U.S.), Ipswich (Australia), Mitchell (U.S.), New Taipei City (Taiwan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Surrey (Canada).

 

 

Nairobi Aviation College students riot over expose’

Students of Nairobi Aviation College on Monday morning took to the streets to protest against and expose’ aired on NTV alleging corruption at the institution.

The investigative news story’ claimed to show how easy it was a for a student to acquired a fake certificate without attending classes or get registered into the institution even without the required documents.

The institution’s management has since denied any wrongdoing.

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Nairobi reps blow Sh47 million in 90 days

The Nairobi government has spent Sh103.3 million on travel alone in three months.

Some Sh63.5 million was spent on domestic trips and Sh39.8 million on foreign travel. Nairobi MCAs have spent Sh47 million on foreign and domestic trips in three months.

According to the revenue and expenditure returns tabled in the county assembly, the MCAs have spent Sh13.8 million on domestic travel and Sh33.9 million on foreign trips. The MCAs have netted Sh35.3 million in sitting allowances in three months.

The MCAs have spent Sh7.3 million on training. Governor Evans Kidero’s office has spent Sh5.2 million on foreign travel and Sh4 million on domestic trips bringing the total sum to Sh9.2 million in three months.

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