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November 2, 2017 11:03 AM Microsoft enhances paternity leave to six-weeks

NAIROBI, KENYA: Microsoft has announced a five-month paid maternity leave for female employees in its Kenya office, a new arrangement that almost doubles what many local companies offer. In most Kenyan companies, a female employee is entitled to three-month paid maternity leave while male employees do get two-week off to bond with newborn babies 33

November 2, 2017 7:44 AM Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed 28

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 23

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 23

November 1, 2017 4:25 PM Togo, Guinea leaders mediate deepening Liberia election dispute

Vice-President Boakai was due to face former international footballer Weah in the November 7 runoff vote. The presidents of Guinea and Togo held mediation talks Wednesday with all sides involved in Liberia's disputed election, following a Supreme Court announcement it would summon the country's electoral commission to explain alleged fraud and irregularities 7

November 1, 2017 3:05 PM Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

Monrovia - Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities. Representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before the court on Thursday, the court said in a statement 17

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 9

October 31, 2017 9:14 PM Kajiado county government repossesses land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority

The county government has repossessed land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority (Tarda) following expiry of its lease. At least 100 county askaris led by Lands executive Hamilton Parseina and his Agriculture counterpart Moses ole Narok, moved to the farm in Emali, along the Kajiado Makueni border, and secured it in an operation that took two hours 2

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 7

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 8