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October 31, 2017 5:24 PM GITAU: In defence of a misunderstood profession

“It has wasted valuable time engaging in public relations exercises intended to create the illusion of motion without any movement.” By so doing, Mr Odinga joined a host of politicians, particularly, from the opposition, who have consistently accused the government of engaging in “meaningless public relations exercises”. Unfortunately, politicians are not alone 142

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 211

October 30, 2017 5:55 PM WANJAU: Credible poll drives economic growth

The country is deeply split along two major political formations, the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (Nasa), which continue to do battle on the national electoral front, with serious ramifications for the citizens. Indeed, Jubilee under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa, which is led by Mr Raila Odinga, each garnered nearly half of all the votes 144

October 26, 2017 11:20 PM Live updates: Uhuru Kenyatta leads in a poll boycotted by his strongest opponent Raila Odinga

NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken an early lead in the October 26 repeat presidential poll boycotted by his strongest opponent Raila Odinga as results trickle in from various tallying centers across the country. Results posted on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) public portal, show Uhuru ahead with 442,052 votes 61

October 26, 2017 1:35 PM Monaco striker Falcao suffers thigh injury

Monaco captain and top-scorer Radamel Falcao will miss Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash at Bordeaux with a thigh injury, coach Leonardo Jardim said on Thursday. The Colombian striker leads the way in the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 13 goals in only nine outings this season. The French champions trail league leaders Paris Saint-Germain by four points, but face a crucial 370

October 24, 2017 11:07 AM Slain Hillcrest teacher's widower arrested

Police in Karen have arrested Cyrus Maina, the widower of slain Hillcrest Preparatory School Headmistress Gabrielle Maina. Mr Maina was arrested on Monday evening at the Karen Police Station, where he had gone to follow up on the investigations into the Thursday morning murder. Karen OCPD Cunningham Suiyanka on Tuesday morning confirmed that Mr Maina 101

October 23, 2017 9:04 PM Father Oduor was found unconscious by good Samaritans near sugarcane plantation

Father Evans Juma Oduor was found unconscious by good Samaritans near a sugarcane plantation at Chiga Market Centre in Muhoroni Sub-county, about 30 kilometres from his Nyabondo Convent Residence. Police took him to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where he died hours later. “Our officers found the man unconscious and he could not speak 98

October 23, 2017 6:46 AM Signs he’s about to dump you Akombe-style

On Wednesday Dr Roselyne Akombe resigned as a commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in most dramatic fashion. As expected social media lit up with all manner of analysis and commentary on her behaviour. As a woman, I was a bit disappointed that she exited because she felt the pressure was too much (as if she expected different) 136

October 23, 2017 4:12 AM Billionaire’s son killed in police operation gone bad

A police operation turned tragic when the son of a billionaire was shot dead inside his house in Westlands, Nairobi. Bunty Shah, 32, the son of Bobmil Industries owner Vipin Shah, was shot once through his bedroom’s window by a marksman. The circumstances of the shooting by masked policemen in an armoured vehicle was not clear but one theory had it that the officers 98

October 22, 2017 5:00 PM Ton-up Obanda leads Swamibapa past Obuya Academy

Swamibapa’s opening batsman, Alex Obanda,on Sunday blasted a scintillating century to lead his side to a 111 runs victory over Obuya Academy in a Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super League match at Sir Ali Muslims Club. The win earned Swamibapa 16 points while Obuya Academy went home pointless. Obanda’s ton, 119, came of 56 deliveries with eight 115