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October 31, 2017 9:05 AM Ladies of the night also feel pinch of economic dip

NAIROBI, KENYA: Economists, the high priests of social sciences, are known for using big terms to explain simple things. A good example is gross domestic product (GDP) which in simple terms is the monetary value of all goods and services produced in a given country in a given year. If this value goes up the following year or quarter, we say the economy 62

October 26, 2017 8:23 AM Sporadic clashes as Kenya votes in lacklustre election re-run

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Nairobi, Kenya, Oct 26 – Kenyans trickled into polling stations Thursday for a repeat election that has polarised the nation with some clashes breaking out as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga ignored his call to stay away and tried to block voting. In stark contrast to the first ballot in August, which was annulled 32

October 26, 2017 5:35 AM Kenya election: Voting begins in re-run amid tightened security

Security has been tightened in Kenya as voting takes place in a re-run of the presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, has urged people to vote and remain peaceful. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has pulled out of the election re-run, has called on his supporters 25

October 23, 2017 9:07 AM Six hospitalized after Nakuru building collapse

At least six people have been admitted in hospital after a four storey building collapsed in Nakuru Town. Witnesses say the 20 year old building in the Nakuru Central Business District had been ear marked for demolition two days earlier after tenants noticed cracks on its wall. Among those that sustained injuries in the late evening incident is one person 7

October 19, 2017 9:03 PM Australian teacher shot dead in the street in Kenyan capital of Nairobi after dropping her son off at a friend's house

An Australian mother teaching in Kenya has been shot dead by violent thugs during a brazen daylight robbery. Gabrielle Maina was walking home along Miotoni Road in the affluent suburb of Karen, in Nairobi, at about 10am on Thursday when she was gunned down. Local reports claim she was attacked by 'thugs riding boda bodas (taxi motorcycle)' who fled the scene 9

October 16, 2017 9:00 AM Rwanda dials up investment opportunities by playing to its strengths

Rwanda | Jaco Maritz | The difference between Rwanda and some other East African countries can be likened to removing yellow-tinted sunglasses after having worn them for a while – the world just looks different when it’s not covered in a layer of dust. Kigali’s cleanliness can be attributed to a combination of factors, including people generally not littering 29

October 10, 2017 7:43 AM I auditioned for 10 months straight without landing a role: Churchill Show comedienne Jemutai

Comedian Jemutai who features in the Churchill Show has revealed the struggles that she underwent before finally breaking through. Jemutai, real name Stella Bunei Koitie in an interview with Buzz revealed that she auditioned for 10 months without landing a role. According to Jemutai, she finally landed the role right before she quit. “I auditioned for 10 months 6

October 8, 2017 6:25 AM Raila tells supporters to stop looting or destroying public property

National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has made a passionate appeal to his supporters to reject violence and ensure property is not destroyed during the anti-IEBC demonstrations. Mr Odinga said it was wrong to light bonfires on roads and disrupt public transport and other essential service in the push for reforms at the Independent 33

October 5, 2017 6:15 PM Detailed Timeline of Las Vegas Route 91 Shooting Emerges

We may never know exactly why Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival last Sunday (Oct. 1), killing 59 people in the largest mass shooting in modern American history. But as investigators continue to dig into the 64 year-old millionaire real estate investor's movements and purchases in the months, days and hours leading up to his insane 13

September 28, 2017 7:54 PM Uber ranks Kenya second biggest market in Africa

Taxi hailing firm Uber has 363,000 active users in Kenya, according to the latest statistics released by the company to mark its fourth year of operation on the continent. The statistics by the San-Fransisco-based firm show South Africa as Uber’s biggest market in Africa with 969,000 active riders, while Kenya is second. The data, released Thursday 22