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 […]
Month: September 2019
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 […]
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 […]
Miguna Miguna: Kenyan billionaires are looters, criminal plunderers
Corruption will not end. Election theft will not end. Human rights abuses won’t end until Kenyans free themselves through mass action\ By Nyambega Gisesa The primary problem is the culture of impunity. This culture was created and has been perpetuated for 56 years by those occupying and abusing public office instead of using them to […]
You take a sip, the world turns on its axis
A bar is like a lover. You can fall out of love at first fright There is a bar, and there is ‘my bar.’ The first is any bar with booze, an opener and urinal. My bar has the possessive form of owning it through being a habitué of its drinking tables. You own it […]
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 […]
First Lady: Where Margaret Kenyatta buys her clothes
She has dressed former First Ladies Mama Ngina Kenyatta, the late Mama Lucy Kibaki and now Maggie By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Wanjiru Kenyatta is now cucu wa Ciru. That is Ciru’s grandmother after her daughter in-law Fiona Achola gave birth to a girl named after her. But cucu wa Ciru is […]
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 […]
Father Number One: Why retired President denied son Philip pocket money at St Mary’s School
My wife blew Sh 1 million a month while I survived on Sh 6, 000 pension- Philip By GW Ngari Philip Moi, the second last born son of the late President Daniel arap Moi, was often a broke butt when he was a student at St Mary’s School, Nairobi. At the time in the 1980s, […]
The Cemetery Club: Where widows are ‘Sweet 16’ forever!
One wife confessed to Pastor JJ Gitahi how she hired hit men to use a railway hammer on her rich husband By Undercover Reporter There is a Cemetery Club in Kenya. Membership is reserved for widows. To join, it is advisable if you personally plotted the death of your husband who must be rich. The […]