Editor’s Choice

Crazy, stupid love: Where to fetch compatible spouses in Kenya

Luo men marry Kikuyus for cultural bragging rights and ‘kutoa tint’ but not bewitchingly brown Taita women… By Kieran Ng’endo  Contributing writer/features @UndercoverKe  You could be dating someone you know in your hearts of hearts will make your mother pray overnight, sobbing. Trying to marry from the ‘wrong tribe’ can induce grey hairs when your […]


Duncan Wachira: When criminals gifted slay queens AK-47 rifles for Valentine!

Police Commissioner almost went mad hunting down Wacucu, Wanugu and Rasta- Kenya’s baddest crooks By Undercover Reporter He was the Police Commissioner when some criminals gave chicks AK-47 assault rifles as Valentine’s Day gifts. Flowers and chocolate were too common. It was also during the tenure of Duncan Wachira, who died at 73 this week, […]

Live Wire

Evans Kidero: Divorce, murder allegations in Sh58 million money trail!

Former governor worth Sh9 billion including his Muthaiga home, Gem Suites in Riverside Drive, Muthaiga Heights…but there’s that small matter of slain lawyer Steven Kariuki By Pascal Owade Contributing editor/crime @UndercoverKe Hot on the heels of an imminent divorce, former Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero’s corruption charges could spiral into a murder investigation.  Dr Susan Mboya-Kidero […]

Screw Driver

Characters in rehab: One talked to a stone all day, another waited for President’s call!

At night I couldn’t sleep, people shouted and cried, people in the dorm but also the voices in my head By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist @UndercoverKe There are characters, and then there are characters in rehab. Former Easy FM radio presenter Brian Oduor was shipped off to a famous rehab in Karen when drugs took […]

The Bar Stool with Papa Whiskey

Please, social distance plumbers from high-end makali

Onyi, the electrician has red lips indicative of someone used to swlling copious amounts of ‘Glen-Ugenya’ You will always find half finished bottles of makali in every kalevi’s house. They are different brands, most times: Whiskeys, brandies, gins, bourbons, rams, harsh spirits. Drunkards collect them in various ways. Like hosting a bottle party and friends […]

Editor’s Choice

Marriage is slavery: But Chris Kirubi still sees quarrelsome ex-wife ‘from time to time’

I was outgoing, I wanted freedom but my wife was conservative… maybe we were not two of a kind… By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist @UndercoverKe Billionaire Chris Kirubi lit up conversations on marriage when he called it slavery. “Marriage is enslavement and you have to be careful. You have to agree to go into slavery […]

Editor’s Choice

Chris Kirubi: His suits cost Sh1 million each…he has enough for six months without repeating

The most expensively dressed man in Kenya also has two rooms full of shoes, over 1000 Brioni neckties By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist @UndercoverKe The late billionaire Chris Kirubi often bragged he was easily Kenya’s most expensively dressed dude. The wool for his suits, he told Going Out Guide magazine a few years back, was […]