Tiwa Savage pulls out of South Africa festival over xenophobic attacks

Nigeria’s top Artiste Tiwa Savage has withdrawn from the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival due to the ongoing xenophobic violence in Johannesburg. “I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” The Eminado hit singer tweeted on Wednesday. The festival will be held on September 21-22 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. International…

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Chipukeezy leaves Ebru TV over Kartelo deal

Comedian Vincent Muasya popularly known as Chipukeezy has terminated his contract with Ebru TV. In a statement he posted on his Facebook page, Chipukeezy said he received an email from Ebru TV, asking that he terminates his agreement and collaboration with upcoming comedian Kartelo on his Chipukeezy Show because it has become “a bit Ghetto because of the many youths (upcoming musicians and comedians”. “They requested that we try and change the format a little bit. Maybe interview more politicians and a few corporate executives. For as much as I…

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Kitany: Linturi could not pay his rent

The now infamous divorce proceedings between Marianne Kitany and Mithika Linturi are taking an exceedingly interesting dimension after the enstranged wife continued to spill the beans on their union. On Wednesday afternoon, Kitany told the court that she housed Linturi after the Meru senator failed to pay rent for his then apartment along Ngong Road. “I came to learn later that he had rent arrears and I assisted by paying…he asked for some money to pay rent and much later I got to see letters from the landlord. I gave…

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DJ Moh Spice arrested for public display of a firearm

DCI detectives on Wednesday arrested Nicholas Mugo Mwangi, popularly known as DJ Moh Spice, at Space Lounge for public display of a firearm. A Steyr Pistol and 174 rounds of ammunition were confiscated. “Following Public outcry of a #DJ displaying a Firearm in public, @DCI_Kenya Detectives from #SCPU last night arrested Mr. Nicholas Mugo MWANGI at #SpaceLounge Club, Ngong Rd. A Steyr Pistol & 174 rounds of Ammunitions confiscated. He’s in our custody helping with investigations,” DCI tweeted on Thursday. In a photo that went viral online on Wednesday, the…

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Sh75,000 dinner date with TD Jakes at Villa Rosa­­­ Kempinski Hotel

Are you a follower of televangelist TD Jakes and would love to have dinner with him? Well, it will cost you a cool Sh75, 000. The American preacher will be a guest speaker at a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Nairobi on September 6, an event to be hosted by KCB at Kasarani Indoor Arena. The SOAR Africa leadership summit provides a platform where leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss Africa’s economic development. The keynote speakers in this year’s edition will be Bishop TD Jakes, Econet group chairman Strive Masiyiwa, head…

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Semenya barred from defending title over testosterone levels

Caster Semenya will not defend her world title this September after a Swiss court banned the South African runner over her testosterone levels. The three-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 800 meters must comply with the regulations enforced by the International Association of Athletics Federations in regard to testosterone levels, which were approved by the Court of Arbitration of Sport in a landmark case on May 1, the court ruled. The new ruling says that in order for Semenya to continue competing in distances that are 1500 meters and…

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Esther Arunga admits lying about son’s death

Esther Arunga, the Kenyan national who wowed the world with her TV broadcasting skills, has admitted that she lied on realities surrounding her son’s death. Arunga, married to controversial personality, Quincy Timberlake, confessed to misleading investigative agencies on the truth behind her son’s, Sinclair Timberlake’s death. Sinclair Timberlake succumbed from fatal injuries at their Australian residence in Kallangur, in the northern part of Brisbane. Esther Arunga has now admitted being an accessory to the lessened charge of manslaughter. That admission, informally, confirms that Sinclair Timberlake was murdered in a family…

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Treasury CS Rotich goes hard on booze drinkers, smokers

You will now pay more for your favourite alcoholic drink, packet of cigarettes and betting stake. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich went hard on revellers and gamblers in his 2019-20 Budget, by further adding ‘sin tax’, slapping excise duty for alcohol and cigarettes by 15 per cent in new government tax measures. CS Rotich further proposed a 10 per cent excise duty on every amount staked to ostensibly help generate an additional Sh37.0 billion in tax revenue. “Mr. Speaker, excise duties on alcohol and tobacco will be increased as follows:…

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Lionizing Tributes to Binyavanga Wainaina

When the story of Binyavanga is finally weaved into an Africanized portrait, many will understand why a part of the continent will never come to terms with his exit. Binyavanga, in his life, firmly embodied the words of Dylan Thomas. Thomas, in his poem, Do not go gentle into that good night, had called for resilience by advising readers to ‘ Rage, rage against dying of the light. Binyavanga was a comforting reference to thousands of writers, across the globe, who firmly desired to pass their messages to the world.…

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The Rising Cases of Homicides in Kenya, Why are we failing at capturing our Mental Realities?

This month serves as the World Mental Month. The last one year or so has activated shocking revelation of cold blood murders. A body count of fallen Kenyans at the hands of fellow country men and women, over the period, can shock the souls out of killers based in the notorious Caribbean death hotspots. On September 4 th , 2018, Kenyans woke up to the news of discovery of a mutilated body belonging to Sharon Otieno. The, then Rongo University student, had been murdered, while carrying a pregnancy, and body…

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