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November 2, 2017 3:13 PM Chepkwony leaves KQ after 5 months

Kenya Airways’ human resources director has resigned from the national carrier five months after joining from Tata Chemicals Magadi where he held a similar position. Sammy Chepkwony announced his departure through a memo to staff, explaining that he had decided to part ways with the airline effective Thursday to “pursue other interests.” Mr Chepkwony 744

November 2, 2017 12:55 PM Ezekiel Mutua wants ‘gay’ lions spotted in Maasai Mara isolated

Moral policeman Ezekial Mutua now wants two male lions spotted in the Masaai Mara engaging in ‘sexual contact’ to be kept in isolation. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive also wants the two gay lions to be subjected to scientific research to determine how they acquired homosexual behavior. In an interview with Nairobi News, Mr Mutua 732

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 362

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 183

October 26, 2017 5:55 PM Nasa-Jubilee ‘tea fight’ thrills social media

An altercation between Jubilee and Nasa MPs has evoked interesting reactions from the online community making netizens a confused lot on whether they should acknowledge the fact that for once it is the politicians doing the fighting or condemn the reckless behavior. It all started when Elgoyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen claimed that he had paid a refreshment 78

October 20, 2017 12:40 PM Kabras to face Kisumu in revised Dala 7s Pools

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 – With six Kenya Cup teams pulling out of the final leg of the National Sevens Series at this weekend’s Dala Sevens in Kisumu, organisers have revised the Pools. This was forced by the withdrawal of big teams Nondescripts, Mwamba, Kenya Harlequin, Nakuru, Strathmore and Oilers citing political insecurity despite the County boss of Kisumu 56

October 20, 2017 10:31 AM Were Analysts Bullish Marrone Bio Innovations Inc (NASDAQ:MBII) This Week?

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 1 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 3 investors sold Marrone Bio Innovations Inc shares while 4 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 11.88 million shares or 32.33% more from 8.98 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Among 3 analysts covering Marrone Bio Innovations 118

October 19, 2017 10:22 AM Chebukati cancels scheduled meeting with presidential candidates

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed scheduled meeting with presidential candidates which was to happen today (Thursday afternoon). The commission did not give details for cancellation, neither did it announce alternative date for the meeting. On Wednesday 18, IEBC said it would meet the candidates to iron out issues 47

October 18, 2017 8:47 PM ONYANGO-OBBO: A deeply tense Kenya should remember Wangari Maathai

A few days ago, a conversation with a Kenyan activist took me to a very strange place. With Kenya in the throes of a seemingly endless election cycle, one question was what would be the legacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta (or of his first term if he won a second one). To explain the strange ways in which a legacy works, we ended up talking about Prof Wangari 42

October 18, 2017 11:51 AM IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati roots for dialogue before repeat election

NAIROBI, KENYA: Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has expressed frustration with both politicians and his commissioners in preparations for the repeat presidential election. He said politicians continue to threaten his staff while commissioners vote against his agenda most of the time interfering with organization 33