Weekend Mail

Hustler vs Dynasty: Kenya still a country of ten millionaires & ten million beggars

The poor see themselves as the good children of light fighting evil forces of darkness By Canon Francis Omondi Adjunct lecturer, St. Paul’s University Stifling the “hustler” vs “dynasty” debate will not save us from the imminent implosion resulting from Kenya’s obscene inequalities. While the debate is a welcome distraction from our frequent divisive tribal […]

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Kakamega: Home of ugali murders, chicken kills child, men marry sisters & twins met online!

Here’s why news stories range from the silly or weird to the cringe-worthy, straight-up felonies and the tragic  By Darius Okolla Researcher Kakamega dominates the locus of what would pass for interesting cultural news:  from the death of an entire lineage, tales of bullfighting, chicken kills child, cockfighting episodes, and the recent tragic student stampede. […]

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Success on steroids: Which Kenyans, tell me, attained self-actualization?

 If you’re always short of bundles, you and MP Moses Kuria are in the same WhatsApp group of Basic Needs! By Mbatia wa Njambi Visiting Thinker You must have heard of a dude called Abraham Maslow. This psychologist is credited with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs-with self-actualization as the highest level in the five tier pyramid. […]

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SportPesa: Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki dynasties now gambling on betting!

Before its forced exit, this gaming giant was banking over Sh400 million daily–what a four star beach hotel makes annually By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing Editor/Sports President Uhuru Kenyatta’s relatives are betting to hit Mega Jackpots if their sudden foray into gambling is any yardstick. They are following in the footsteps of former President Mwai […]

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Deep State: It can make you read your own obituary…sprint from your shadow!

Its agenda is not to help the masses; build schools, dig boreholes, prevent teenage pregnancies, discover vaccines  By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large @UndercoverKe Billionaire wheeler-dealer Jimi Wanjigi woke up to his own obituary in the Daily Nation in February, 2018. He was awarded Sh8 million for damages (of being killed prematurely), but ‘the system’ which works […]

Sports Weekend Mail

Blood is thicker than engine oil: SportPesa, Uhuru cousin & the ‘economics of affection’

When the firm made Sh9 billion of pure, unadulterated profit, Peter Kihanya’s one percent translates to Sh90 million  By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing writer/Sports Uhuru Kenyatta, the businessman first with Presidency as side hustle, recently gave a sober nod for the return of betting firms.  How convenient. Betting again on betting companies came after Uhuru’s […]

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Baba Drycleaners: Where traffickers, gun runners and looters do laundry

Cons, corrupt brokers, international crooks among financier’s of his presidential elections By Pascal MJ Owade Contributing Editor/Crime A child trafficker, gun runners, mercenaries, looters, thieves, con artists, corrupt brokers and ‘pastor-preneurs’ were some of the cash cows bank rolling the presidential ambitions of Raila Odinga. The former Opposition leader-now with his two Bondo feet firmly […]