Off-the-Pitch

#INEOS 1:59 Challenge: Why Kipchoge was banned from ‘seeing his wife for three wives’

Kenyan footballers are also discouraged from any intimacies three days to a match — or greeting women before crucial matches By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge is set to make history this October if he runs a marathon in under two hours, the first for any human in five million years. To achieve that, […]

Pang’ang’a

Soccer Soko: Most expensive Kenyan footballer can fetch Sh1.7 billion…the lowest- Lawrence Olum- Sh22 million!

Arnold Origi, the only goalkeeper to make the list, was once valued at Sh68 million–when he was younger By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Roving Editor There are less than 40 Kenyan professional soccer players plying their trade outside the country. From Albania to Algeria, England to Egypt, Georgia to Greece, Sweden to Spain. It is one […]

Lifestyle Live Wire

The Screaming Room: ‘Umekuja kuzaa na underwear?’… and other choice maternity insults

Cruelty in Kenyan delivery wards includes vaginal examination in public and being left naked after giving birth By Camy Achieng’- Gecaga Contributing Editor Kenyan mothers-especially first time maternity screamers-go through hell at the hands of midwives during deliveries in public hospitals. Besides poor quality  services, lack of medical supplies, high costs, thin staffing, long distance […]

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 […]

Obituary

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 […]