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The Minister’s Daughter: I want my Sh 1 billion inheritance now- Wanja Michuki

Daughter of the late John Michuki is also demanding Sh 300, 000 in monthly stipend ‘to make ends meet’ By Pascal MJ Owade Contributing Editor/Investigations Yvonne Wanja Michuki, the last born daughter of the late Cabinet Minister John Michuki, is still seeking inheritance to the tune of Sh1 billion through the courts. The estate of […]

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Mashujaa Day PART II: How the Kenyattas became billionaires from the ‘economy of affection’

The Kapenguria Six went to prison with nothing, came out with nothing. But  self-aggrandizement, crony capitalism and nepotism made all the difference for one inmate!   By GW Ngari Editor-at-large Ngina Kenyatta, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s only daughter will never get married to a City Council employee. Even if you won the tender to supply water […]

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Mashujaa Day PART I: Of Kapenguria Six, only Jomo Kenyatta died old and stinking rich!

They all served seven years hard labour but in 15 years, President Uhuru’s father made his family billionaires…the rest of his jail mates died as paupers By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large The dead are survived by their families-spouse and the brats besides being “an uncle or aunt to many.” But if people were survived by their […]

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They gulped energy drinks, smoked cigarettes: How toilet paper sold out Willy Kimani killers

After calling lawyer’s wife,  boda boda rider threw away the toilet paper and his wife ignored the message assuming someone was conning her By Pascal MJ Owade Contributing Editor/Investigations The killers of lawyer Willie Kimani consumed energy drinks while smoking cigarettes before executing him, his client and taxi driver. The lead investigator, Robert Owino, told […]

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Raila family versus Fidel Odinga’s widow: The story ‘Baba’ did not want Kenyans to read

At the centre of court battle are Fidel’s Sh 75 million Karen home, twins born with another woman six months after his death, and properties running into millions By Pascal MJ Owade Contributing Editor/Investigations A vicious feud in the Raila Odinga family is brewing in court where it pits his wife Ida Odinga, daughter Winnie […]

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Fight for Fidel Odinga’s millions: Why those who marry into wealth ‘endure agony’

The Raila family seems to have  issues with widow Lwam Bekele inheriting  hundreds of millions after three year marriage By Shifa Mwihaki Feature Writer/Essayist It might appear like drawing the winning card at a lottery when a commoner marries into a wealthy, prominent family. But more often than not, the outsider ends up crying in […]