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Middle-class blues: The cheapest, best places to live in Nairobi

Tenants are looking for affordable comfort to complement their lavish lifestyles and access to the opposite sex By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist This pandemic, I tell you, has seen the pretentious Kenyan middle class becoming Mama Mbogas from the boot of their cars. It is no longer a big deal being a ‘boot-preneur,’ selling waru […]


Lockdown manenos: Isolating with Kenya’s super rich…

The loaded are different- from playing solo golf, indoor pools to flying over police road blocks By Brian Guserwa and Shifa Mwihaki Contributing writers Condemned to their sprawling mansions, Kenya’s super rich are not isolating like you and I with noisy, nosy neighbours. Flamboyant city lawyer Donald Kipkorir recently twitted photos of the rains ruining […]


Come we stay, out you go: The 12 causes of marital conflict in Kenya

Getting into marriage with ill-motivated reasons leads to frustration and a lot of stress By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist @Undercover KE Of the dozen couples on honeymoon this week, half won’t be in talking terms before the Locust Invasion comes to an end. A third will have called it quits before Kenya gets its fifth […]

This week in History

Mashujaa Day: Hot eggs, snakes and gun barrels were thrust up their butts!

Mzee Jomo Kenyatt’s son was among traitors who castrated Mau Mau suspects By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large It was not uncommon to have a hot egg thrust up your butt this week in October 20, 1952. Kenyans celebrate it as Mashujaa Day. Heroes Day. But being a hero then could also have meant inserting a snake […]

Who changes Jomo Kenyatta’s underwear at the Mausoleum?

Featherweight Governor!

Tom Mboya: Best Man ordered his killer’s hanging…without prayers, last meal