President once executed an upper cut on a State House waiter who spilled soup on his suit By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large @UndercoverKe The President introduced two male Cabinet colleagues as “my father and mother” to visiting diplomats at State House Nakuru. That was one of many red flags President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was losing his […]
This week in History
Hezekiah Ochuka: ‘Kenya’s President for six hours’ planned to bomb State House, control Central Bank!
The mastermind of the August 1, 1982 coup attempt hailed from a village of coup plotters in Luo Nyanza By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large @UndercoverKe He was just 26 when Kenyan men are drinking low-life spirits, placing soccer bets. But at that age, Hezekiah Ochuka, a Senior Private in the Kenya Air Force, the second lowest […]
Kenyatta made me walk butt naked, drink human blood!
Rawson Macharia confessed to walking seven times in an arch of banana leaves before sipping from Kenyatta’s hands By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large He missed a chance to attend Alliance High School over Sh150-annual fee- in 1934. Missing out on Alliance because of money pained Rawson Macharia for over 70 years. Now imagine how it felt […]
JM Kariuki: Playboy lover of President Kenyatta’s daughter
Wealthy politician and Margaret Kenyatta were also partners in crime By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, who was assassinated 46 years ago this week, was known for many things: fabulous wealth, financial generosity and populist ‘hustler’ politics. But kept under wraps was that the MP for Nyandarua North was a playboy with a long-running […]
Mashujaa Day: Hot eggs, snakes and gun barrels were thrust up their butts!
Mzee Jomo Kenyatt’s son was among traitors who castrated Mau Mau suspects By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large It was not uncommon to have a hot egg thrust up your butt this week in October 20, 1952. Kenyans celebrate it as Mashujaa Day. Heroes Day. But being a hero then could also have meant inserting a snake […]
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, […]
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 assassinated this week and later buried in an emotional ceremony on July 14, 1969. Nahashon Isaac Njenga Njoroge was found guilty of shooting Mboya’s 39 year old body, after a trial that left more […]
August 1, 1982: Future President hid in dirty store, MP took rifle, ran to the bush!
He emptied the safe, burnt all sensitive documents in a bonfire, waited for soldiers to shoot him By GW Ngari This week, 40 years ago some misguided junior soldiers from the Kenya Air Force, attempted to overthrew the government with Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the mix that August 1, 1982. Baba and his […]
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 […]
Jamhuri Day: Five women gave birth at Uhuru Gardens, Kenyatta got stuck in mud!
But the most hilarious thing was that Kenyans had not been taught the words of the new national anthem By Undercover Reporter @Undercover KE Kenya attained her independence this week on December 12, 1963-when one in three citizens lived in round mud walled huts. The country had only three African lawyers and 100 telephone landlines, […]