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November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 36

November 1, 2017 10:21 AM My Mao suits are custom made on order from Hong Kong- Lawyer PLO

One of Kenya's finest legal minds spoke to The Nairobian. His office has the pictures of the most influential people in his life: Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Julius Nyerere. Is your admiration of Congolese freedom fighter Patrice Lumumba the source of your name? Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is my name. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active 11

November 1, 2017 8:24 AM TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated 6

November 1, 2017 5:59 AM Ezakiel Mutua: Government 'unapologetic' in protecting children

NAIROBI, KENYA: The authorities have banned a show on Disney channel from airing in Kenya, citing the introduction of a gay character for its second season. The Disney Channel made history recently after it introduced a gay storyline to its popular show, Andi Mack, for its second season. In the show, 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman comes out as gay and confesses 4

November 1, 2017 5:44 AM Search mission at Lake Nakuru remains a mystery

A mission to recover bodies and debris of the helicopter that crashed in Lake Nakuru is yet to yield any fruit despite the involvement of experts. Sonar machines from the Kenya Navy and a magnetometer from the Ministry of Mining have not been able to locate the wreckage. Six geologists from the ministry, working closely with divers, have not been able to recover 4

October 31, 2017 9:04 PM Bishop Korir was our pillar, says kin

Many described him as a consummate peace crusader who went out of his way to ensure cohesion and unity among different communities across the country. The prelate’s family members, who travelled from their ancestral home in Bomet to Eldoret after his sudden death on Monday morning, said they lack words to describe the loss of a man who had dedicated 4

October 31, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs slam opposition over fresh calls for demos

Jubilee Party leaders have criticised Opposition leader Raila Odinga's call for street protests by National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters, saying actions that could trigger violence should be avoided. Raila, who spoke on Tuesday for the first time since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president-elect after last Thursday's repeat election, said his supporters 12

October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 31

October 31, 2017 2:18 PM Segutiet Village mourns Bishop Korir

Segutiet Village in Bomet Central Constituency in Bomet County has been engulfed in grief darkness following the death of the Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Kipng’eno Korir on Monday this week. Villagers and relatives of the late Bishop Korir are in mourning since news of his death reached them. Villagers have been flocking the bishop’s native 9

October 31, 2017 1:15 PM Lucky punters strike millions from Sh1

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31- A male nurse and Uber driver became the latest millionaires in town after striking windfalls from mobile betting firm betPawa. Paul Karanja and Abdi Ahmed staked Sh1m each, combining 26 teams in bet accumulators that yielded the windfall. Karanja, a government nurse placed 10 different one-shilling multi-bets, and only realized 8