Category Archives: Africa

What some Kenyan women are now using Cow-milking jelly for! Standard

In one of the latest examples of how Kenyans have peculiar habits, women have turned a milking jelly into a beauty product. Since Thursday night, women online have been discussing benefits of using milking jelly as a skin care product. Several of them have been posting pictures of their dressing tables littered with dozens of cosmetics but conspicuously among them is the milking jelly. The Saturday Standard did a spot check and discovered various milking jelly brands in supermarkets in the city. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko sparked the debate when he said both him and his wife have used Arimis,…

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Kenyan-born journalist awarded in US for exemplary reporting Standard

BY STEVE JOHNSON A Kenyan-born US based journalist was feted on Thursday for exemplary coverage of the 2017 Kenyan general election. BMJ Muriithi, who is a multimedia specialist, received the award at a ceremony held at the Voice America headquarters (VOA) in Washington DC. While presenting the Superior Accomplishment Award, the agency’s Africa Division Chief, Neggusie Mengesha, praised the journalist for “outstanding reporting and going beyond the call of duty” while covering the election in the East African nation for radio, TV and online platforms. Muriithi was among thousands of journalists representing international media organizations who traversed the country and…

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VIDEO: Ever heard of Madharau street in Nairobi where Kenyan prostitutes charge peanuts and operate 24/7? Standard

When you visit Mlolongo, you wouldn’t miss Madharau Street, a stretch occupied by commercial sex workers. The most common business here is wines and spirits stores, miraadens and butcheries selling meat, from God knows where. The name Madharau allegedly came about from commercial sex workers’ ill treatment of men of little means who sought their service for a pittance.  The men always ended up saying, “hawa wasichana wanaangalia watu na madharau,” and the name ‘madharau’ (spite) stuck. This place is also referred to as home away from home, mostly by truck drivers. Most PSV conductors refer to it as Mlolongo ‘Stage ya…

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VIDEO: She just returned from the US and has become a fierce defender of Uhuru’s administration Standard

This articulate, straight shooting American-based philanthropist-turned politician might soon say goodbye to the US for good. Mwende Mwinzi is making heads turn in Kenya as she appears on every political talk show around town and fiercely defending Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration. Observers say she is probably doing a better job at it than most die-hard and older Jubilee politicians would have done. Mwinzi has become the only woman in a pool of men seeking the Mwingi West parliamentary seat – and on a Jubilee ticket. Many argue that she has spiced the contest but that is a story for another day….

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VIDEO: Angry PLO Lumumba decries Kenyan politics, showers Tanzania’s Magufuli with praise Standard

BY BMJ MURIITHI Celebrated Kenyan scholar PLO Lumumba did not mince words nor shy away from calling a spade a spade when he spoke at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 21st, 2017. In a lengthy speech covering a wide range of topics, Lumumba heaped praise on Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and chastized his countrymen and women (Kenyans) whom he said were driving the country in the wrong direction mainly in regard to tribal politics and corruption. Saying the Kenya can learn a thing or two from Magufuli’s style of leadership, Lumumba made reference to a…

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BREAKING NEWS: SGR Train involved in an accident, hits and kills cow instantly Standard

A Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train heading to Mariakani on Saturday knocked down a cow killing it instantly. The cow was reported to have strayed onto the railway track after elephants destroyed the fence bordering the line. Confirming the incident, an SGR official who sought anonymity told a local daily that the incident didn’t affect the journey since the train proceeded to its destination. “After knocking the cow, the train slowed down but continued with its journey to the station,” the official stated. He added: “Herders graze their animals in the area because the grass is greener on the other side of the line.”…

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HILARIOUS VIDEO: Eric Omondi is Vera Sidika, complete with a huge rear end Standard

It is not easy being celebrated Kenyan socialite, Vera Sidika. However, for Eric Omondi, you will be surprised at how effortless it is, complete with a huge behind. According to Eric, before Vera made her big debut in Nairobi, she was an ordinary village girl in some village in Luhyaland.   Watch related Video: Eric Omondi is Donald Trump 24,018 total views, no views today

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Two arrested, charged with stealing three live crocodiles in Kenya Standard

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing three live crocodiles from a farm in Malindi town. Yeri Yaa and Vincent Mwadori, who work at the Malindi Crocodile Farm belonging to Mark Stephen, were arrested after CCTV cameras captured them stealing the three-year-old crocodiles on Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 pm. The two – one aged 31 and the other 32 – are said to be experienced crocodile handlers, who made use of their skills to put the crocodiles into three sacks and jumped off the farm’s fence. Confirming the incident, Malindi Police boss, Matawa Muchangi, said one of…

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FULL MADARAKA DAY VIDEO: Raila joins Uhuru for Madaraka day fete in Nyeri, isn’t given a chance to address rally Standard

President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are sharing a podium for the first time since they were cleared by the elections agency to vie for the top job during Madaraka Day celebrations in Nyeri. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony – the first to be held in Mt Kenya region since independence – at Kabiru-ini stadium. HAPPY DAY Both leaders were earlier this week cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to run for the presidency in the August elections and have not shared a platform ever since. President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila…

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