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What I loved and hated about being Kibaki’s principal deputy

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
What I loved and hated about being Kibaki’s principal deputy

In this third instalment of former VP Moody Awori’s memoirs, Riding on a Tiger, he reveals how Mwai Kibaki was overcome with grief upon the death of his deputy Kijana Wamalwa and how he took over the position. Although the President’s health was not yet good, Vice-President Kijana Wamalwa’s was deteriorating faster, giving a lot […]

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Uhuru, Ruto congratulate Keitany, Wanjiru on London exploits

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Uhuru, Ruto congratulate Keitany, Wanjiru on London exploits

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday led the nation in congratulating London Marathon winners Mary Keitany and Daniel Wanjiru terming their triumphs “a great win for Kenya”. Keitany shuttered Paula Radcliffe’s 14 year-old World Record by 41 seconds to set a new one in a time of 2:17:01.   Wanjiru on the other hand held off […]

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Speculation over Sonko, Kenneth talks rife as Jubilee postpones Nairobi polls

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Speculation over Sonko, Kenneth talks rife as Jubilee postpones Nairobi polls

Jubilee Nairobi primaries have been moved to Wednesday, Secretary General Raphael Tuju has said. Tuju did not give reasons for the postponement of the polls were earlier scheduled for Monday. This came amid speculation of ongoing talks between aspirants Mike Sonko and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth. Sources within the party intimated that the negotiations […]

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Ruto takes over Jubilee preparations for fresh primaries

| April 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ruto takes over Jubilee preparations for fresh primaries

Deputy President William Ruto has taken over preparations for repeat primaries of the Jubilee headquarters which have been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Sources told the Standard that Ruto is “over-sighting the preparations” to ensure all loose ends are tied in time. The party must print millions of ballot papers that were […]

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If the going gets tough in Diaspora, there is no shame in coming back home

| April 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
If the going gets tough in Diaspora, there is no shame in coming back home

We all know of the American dream. That highly abstract and indefinable concept that promises anyone can make it in America if they hang in there long enough and pay their dues. What many people don’t know or prefer play possum with, is the fact that for some immigrants, it is an American Nightmare. For […]

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