Five people, among them four women traders, died in a tragic road accident at Kagicha Market near the Nyeri/Murang'a counties boundary.

Three other passengers, including an expectant woman, sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Nyeri referral hospital after receiving first aid from a good Samaritan.

The five were travelling in a lorry from the busy Kiria-ini market in Murang'a to Kagicha Market in Othaya, when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it attempted to…

Read more: Central: Five dead after a driver loses control of lorry

Five people, among them four women traders, died in a tragic road accident at Kagicha Market near the Nyeri/Murang'a counties boundary.

Three other passengers, including an expectant woman, sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Nyeri referral hospital after receiving first aid from a good Samaritan.

The five were travelling in a lorry from the busy Kiria-ini market in Murang'a to Kagicha Market in Othaya, when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it attempted to…

Read more: Five dead after a driver loses control of lorry

Interior Security PS Karanja Kibicho chairs stakeholders meeting over taxi operators dispute at Harambee House in Nairobi on 8th February, 2016. (PHOTO: COURTESY)

A team has been formed to formulate laws that will govern online taxi operations.

A meeting called to discuss the entry of Uber online taxi platform in Kenya resolved to appoint the team to be led by Competition Authority boss Wang’ombe Kariuki to come up with laws.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the committee’s…

Read more: Interior PS Kibicho forms team to formulate new laws to govern online taxi operations

There was free-for-all drama at an entertainment joint in Nairobi mid last week after a man bust his wife working there as a prostitute.

The unidentified man and a resident of Nairobi’s Zimmerman estate could not believe his eyes when he found his wife of seven years soliciting for sex from a patron at a bar cum brothel along Nairobi’s Ronald Ngala Street.

Brimming over with emotions, the man confronted her. A protracted verbal combat ensued,…

Read more: Drama as husband busts wife working at brothel as prostitute

It was an interesting week in Nairobi. The Uber vs taxi wars got Nairobi’s resilient middle class picketing on social media. Uber’s mobile application has devolved the taxi business, disrupting the industry and traditional taxi drivers were caught on the wrong side of change.

Uber has made taxis affordable to the largely digital savvy and price-sensitive middle class Kenyans. They may be locally situated but they think global, and digital enabled convenience is all they know.…

Read more: Rule of law and impunity: We must meet our moment of truth

As Form One students report to secondary schools, allow me to play the devils, nay Aeneas’ advocate. Aeneas is one of those teachers who believe that the ban on corporal punishments, especially the cane, has contributed to lack of discipline among students. He fortifies his argument by quoting the Bible where King Solomon advises parents against sparing the rod. Incidentally, many teachers and some parents agree the withdrawal of the cane left a gap in discipline…

Read more: Parents, spare the rod and raise brats

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“Mama Tasha, gas imeisha.” That is one text message I am so used to, but every time my house help sends it to me, I feel terrified. Why?

The last time I got such a text was January 19. Pay day was two weeks away and I was broke. I knew that whatever was on the gas cooker when the gas ran out, would have to stay half cooked.

Three, the news always disorients me…

Read more: Central: Why does cooking gas run out mid-month?

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We have said bye to the last of the ba-summer. For the uninitiated readers, ba-summer are Ugandans working abroad who come home for Christmas holidays, and spend a month or two before returning to cold Europe and America.

Unfortunately, some of them will not be visiting the country anytime soon. And no, it is not that they are so old to manage another journey back here. On the contrary, those who have vowed not to…

Read more: How diaspora Ugandans get conned by their local kin through ghost projects

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“Mama Tasha, gas imeisha.” That is one text message I am so used to, but every time my house help sends it to me, I feel terrified. Why?

The last time I got such a text was January 19. Pay day was two weeks away and I was broke. I knew that whatever was on the gas cooker when the gas ran out, would have to stay half cooked.

Three, the news always disorients me…

Read more: Why does cooking gas run out mid-month?

Christina Lee and Michael Saba    Photo: Courtesy

For one year, strangers have been showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s Atlanta home looking for their lost phones.

Fusion Magazine reports that to the young couple’s surprise, smartphone tracking apps all over the city have been directing phone owners to their house. It all started when an angry family came knocking at their door last February, demanding that Lee and Saba return their stolen phone.

The bewildered…

Read more: Home where people show up, asking for their lost phones

Activist Boniface Mwangi arrested by a police officer during a demonstration to State House to petition the President to declare his wealth as part of efforts to fight corruption. PHOTO: FILE

NAIROBI: Twitter was literally smoking Saturday morning when activist and celebrated photojournalist Boniface Mwangi took the Grand Mullah lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi by his horns on the type of his clientele.

“Ahmednasir tell us a single poor man/woman you have represented on pro bono or a public interest litigation…

Read more: Boniface Mwangi and lawyer Ahmednassir throw each other lethal jabs on Twitter