Screw Driver

Mwangi Mathai: Here is Lydia, whom he married after divorcing Prof Maathai

Ldyia N Mathai is the mother of his six children; four boys and two girls By Undercover Reporter Mwangi Mathai, the former MP for Lang’ata Constituency and hubby of the late Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Wangari Mathai, died recently aged 84. Unknown to many, he remarried after their much publicized, acrimonious divorce in 1979. While […]


Chamanlal Kamani: He came to Kenya with Sh16, died worth over Sh16 billion

Now the family not only effortlessly snapped the Diani Reef Beach Resort for Sh120 million, but also exports 90 million roses a year! The recent death of Chamanlal Kamani at 88 resurrected the billion shilling bones of this Indian family which worked hard as immigrants operating from their unassuming go down offices in Industrial, Nairobi. But […]

News This week in History

Tob Cohen: This 1903 letter permitted his burial at Jewish Cemetery

Famous Jews include Abraham Block, the great-great grandfather of  Kenyan  Olympic swimmers Jason and David Dunford By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist Slain Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen was buried at the Jewish Cemetery along Wangari Maathai Road in Nairobi’s City Park area this week. The cemetery is also part history of the Jews who began coming […]


Kichwa: Meet 10 richest sports gamblers in the world…none placed soccer bets!

Only two bettors did not attend college. The rest are university professors, graduates or dropouts By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Forget the Kenyans who have wowed us after winning the Mega Jackpot from Sportpesa. There was Samuel Abisai who won Sh221 million in 2016. That is what one of the billionaire gamblers listed here wins in […]

Friday Essay

What if President Uhuru loves yellow-yellow Somali side chicks?

Tabloids hold power to account, teaches important life lessons while ensuring we laugh ourselves to death    By Shifa Mwihaki Resident Essayist Political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi started the 5th Estate as a You Tube channel to ventilate his weekly, contrarian political views. He seems to have taken a Sabbatical, but the channel has morphed to include Media Police Post, a […]