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Who changes Jomo Kenyatta’s underwear at the Mausoleum?

Founding President has to look good when his family checks on him inside Parliament grounds By Mbatia wa Njambi Visiting Thinker @UndercoverKe Someone changes the suit worn by founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in readiness for his annual memorials marked this week. Iron his shirt, adjust tie, tighten belt, shampoo the fly-whisk, comb his hair, […]

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Tom Mboya: Best Man ordered his killer’s hanging…without prayers, last meal

Only three people in Kenya knew of assassin Nahashon Njenga’s execution By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large Tom Mboya, the nationalist politician, was buried in an emotional ceremony on July 14, this week, in 1969.  Nahashon Isaac Njenga Njoroge was found guilty of shooting Mboya’s 39 year old body, after a trial that left more questions than […]

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Kenyatta’s pistol and the Sh1.67 pending Pilsner bill

While he smuggled VAT 69 into the presidential limo, he preferred lager from the pub inside Parliament By Undercover Reporter @Undercover KE Sir Humphrey Slade was elected independent Kenya’s first Speaker of the National Assembly in February 1967. But the lawyer and ardent mountain climber was more known for his run ins with founding President […]

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Jamhuri babies: Five women gave birth at Uhuru Gardens on December 12, 1963

But the most hilarious thing was that Kenyans had not been taught the words of the new national anthem By Undercover Reporter @Undercover KE Britain, tiny island had colonized a third of the world. That includes the USA although they never like admitting, India and even today, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have the Queen […]

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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 […]