Archive for August, 2016

Deputy President William Ruto’s office is the most corrupt government department in the country, research firm Infotrak has revealed.

In the survey unveiled on Tuesday, the corruption index in the DP’s office stood at 51% followed by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office at 46.4%.

According to the findings, corruption is highest in the police service at 89% followed by County Governments at 78%.

The survey indicated that a majority of Kenyans feel that the country is heading in the wrong direction.


MP Shah Hospital has allegedly refused to release the body of Naivasha ranch owner Thomas (Tom) Cholmondeley who died on Wednesday.

Now the reports are emerging to what looks like mechanical failure that might have led to the sudden death of Tom Cholmendeley. 

According to the report that was seen by The Star, on Thursday Cholmondeley’s family members were turned away when they asked for his body.

The family wanted to transfer the body to Lee Funeral Home for an independent postmortem.

“Everyone wants to know why he was taken into ICU after a standard procedure that is normally done under local/spinal anaesthetic,” a family member told The Star.

When reached for comment, Anup Das, CEO of the hospital in Nairobi, said: “Please ask their lawyers. They are the best people to answer.”

He declined to explain why the hospital did not release the body.

Cholmondeley, a famous Kenyan farmer of British ancestry, died aged 48, after a hip replacement surgery.

He was the son of the 5th Lord Delamere, one of the first and most influential British settlers in Kenya.

Cholmondeley was wheeled into one of the theatres at MP Shah on Wednesday morning and was looking forward to a routine two-hour hip replacement procedure.

Neeraj Krishna, his orthopaedic surgeon, was at hand with a team of doctors.

After all the British aristocrat was no stranger to Krishna; he has been their family doctor for years and has carried out similar operations on Cholmondeley’s mother.

The team of doctors prepared the patient for the operation without a hitch. In about two hours the operation was over and the new hip carefully rammed into place.

Out of the blue, the heart monitor screen sent doctors in the theatre into alarm. The readings were disturbing.

There was too much pressure on the heart. This happened soon after the process of getting the patient out of the coma induced by anaesthetic drugs.

By 10.30 am, what was a simple operation turned into a huge life-saving emergency, a doctor at the hospital told The Star. The heart had stopped beating.

The hospital scrambled some of their top cardiologist to save the patient.

Three hours of electric shock after electric shock and a myriad of procedures to get the heart beating again sadly produced no result.

Details have emerged of a partially handwritten document that allegedly saw President Uhuru Kenyatta step down for Musalia Mudavadi in 2012.

The one-page agreement is said to have been signed in dramatic moments on the night of December 4.

The controversial document titled ‘The Agreement Between Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi’ shows the two leaders had agreed that Uhuru “shall step down as the presidential candidate of the coalition” and that Mudavadi “shall be the coalition’s presidential candidate”.

“These details shall be announced within 14 days from the date hereof,” the agreement read in part.

Handwritten notes at the bottom of the document said the commitments were subject to agreement on sharing of Government as defined in the coalition agreement. The sharing was to be in the following proportions: Uhuru’s The National Alliance 45 per cent, United Republican Party 35 per cent and Mudavadi’s United Democratic Forum 20 per cent.

The document was signed by Uhuru, Mudavadi and Deputy President William Ruto, who is also the URP leader, in the presence of lawyers Desterion Oyatsi and Dan Ameyo.

Uhuru and Ruto are said to have gone to Mudavadi’s home in Nairobi’s Riverside Drive to seal the pact but immediately the news broke, Uhuru disowned the deal, saying it was the work of “dark forces”.

Based on the failure to honour the agreement, Mudavadi has refused to join forces with Uhuru and his deputy.

The former deputy prime minister has, however, made it clear that he will focus on his presidential ambitions using the Amani coalition although political players believe he is being courted by CORD.

The daughter of 800m gold olympics medalist David Rudisha on Tuesday asked for a bicycle gift from her father to celebrate his victor in Brazil.

The young girl, who was interviewed by KTN for a reaction on her father’s win, said she knew before the race that her father will win.

“ Akienda alisema ataniletea gold (when he was leaving he said he would bring me gold),” said Sheryl Rudisha.

Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha celebrates after he won the Men’s 800m . PHOTO | AFP

King Rudisha produced a last-lap kick to defend his Olympic title in style in Rio on Tuesday morning.

The 800m world champion and world record holder timed a season’s best of 1min 42.15sec to become the first man in 52 years to defend the 800m title.

His extended family on Tuesday celebrated his win at home where the young daughter congratulated her dad.

His wife later distributed food to street families in Eldoret town.

Source: Nairobi News

​support Peter kenneth come the 2022 elections, a Jubilee MP has told DP William Ruto.

The MP from Nyeri County who asked not to be named told News24 that there is no hope that the community will support Ruto, even if he believes that he will get backing from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Noting that Kikuyus have never voted as a block for one who is not their own, he said Ruto and his past will not get him anywhere come the 2022 elections.

” The DP must look at historical facts before making his mind up,” the MP said that the DP knows the truth  but is living in denial. 

” Peter Kenneth will be ripe and ready come 2022 and Kikuyus will very likely vote for him ahead of the DP,” he added.

As for why Kikuyus cannot vote for Ruto specifically, the MP says that none of them has forgotten the 2008 Post Election Violence.

” The 2008 Post Election Violence is still fresh in the minds of many. It is one factor that does not lie in the DP’s favour,” the MP added.

State House has come out to state that the DP will get the support of the Kikuyu community come the 2022 polls in an unusual statement 

The hullabaloo over the Ruto vote came after Kiambu Governor William Kabogo stated that the DP will not earn the vote of the Kikuyu come the 2022 polls after the retirement of President Kenyatta.

​The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party plans to celebrate 10 years of its existence next month.

A statement from the party said the celebration will be held in Nairobi on September 2.

“On the 2nd of September, 2016, Kenya’s biggest political movement shall celebrate ten years of existence and greatness. It will be a moment like no other,” the statement read in part.

According to the statement, ODM has helped transform Kenya in many ways since its establishment as a movement in 2016.

“It is a movement that has for the last ten years, journeyed through the mountains, hard terrains and valleys and penetrated into towns, shopping centres and villages,” the party said.

The party said the event will be used to mark a decade of political struggles and achievements and will be graced by party leader Raila Odinga.

“The Party Life Members shall be treated to a dinner in Nairobi, to mark a decade of political struggles and achievement and plan future success ahead of 2017 General Elections.

“All Life Members are invited to this dinner and will have an opportunity to interact, exchange ideas and share great moments with party leader, the Raila Amolo Odinga,” the statement said.

ODM was formed after 2005 constitutional referendum. Its members were opposed to the then proposed constitution and took the name Orange because it was a symbol that was used to represent a “No” vote during the referendum.

Kenya’s Raila Odinga has been named the Most Influential African in the world.

According to the list was compiled in consultation with a jury made up of African leaders based across the globe has representation from 27 African countries with a gender equity of 62 men and 38 women.

Selecting 10 of the most influential across 10 distinct categories, the number 100 represents the force of Africans who are creating change and making sure it translates into making the lives of other people better.

On social media 87% of these Africans are on Facebook with a combined following of 18,317,458 while 86% have 16,203,116 followers on twitter as at July 15, 2016 when the data was compiled on July 15, 2016.

Growing up in the White House is the ultimate symbol of luxury and the ‘good life’, but over time we are learning that Malia and Sasha Obama are a lot like most regular teens.

Just recently, Malia let loose at the Lollapalooza msuici festival in Chicago and now Sasha Obama has a very regular job that even regular kids wouldn’t want to have.

To learn some work ethics, the Obama parents have sent Sasha to work at a seafood restaurant called Nancy’s in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts,

In her capacity as an employee there, Sasha will be expected to tend to customers at the tables and also work as a cashier.

But to ensure her safety, Sasha has been accompanied by 6 secret agents .Here are photos of Sasha working


Ask any insurance guru like Bernard Okang’o  @OkongoSir of Jubilee Insurance or any other insurance agent you know of and they will tell you that they can and will insure anything and everything you want them to. And in my four years career as a sales executive for 2 leading insurance companies in Kenya, I insured and compensated several claims raging from unfortunate deaths, accident s leading to permanent disability to car accidents and many more. Here is a collection of 25 claims that I found hilarious:

1. Cow lick

A couple vacationing in southern France filed an insurance claim for the paint on their car after it got licked off by a herd of cows. They were paid.
2. Isabel Parker’s Slip and Fall

For 7 years between 1993 and 2000 Isabel Parker pretended to slip and fall in various locations. After doing it nearly 49 times she filed insurance claims worth nearly a millions dollars. Unfortunately for her the insurance company didn’t fall for it.

3.Marc Thompson’s Arson

Marc Thompson burned down his house while his 90 year old mother was inside in order to collect $730,000 of insurance. He is now serving 190 years behind bars.
4. Monkey Business

While vacationing in Malaysia a couple had their clothes stolen and scattered around the jungle by a thieving band of monkeys. The insurance company agreed to cover their losses.

5.Broken nose, broken pride

A British tourist in Athens ended up running into a bus shelter after supposedly being distracted by a group of females. In spite of his embarrassing mistake the insurance company still cover the damage.

6.  Don’t Sleep And Drive

Fortis insurance paid out a whopping $44 million when Gary Hart fell asleep at the wheel and killed 10 people.
7 – Parachute Problems

A family on vacation in England were in for a surprise when a parachutist landed on their equipment destroying most of it. The insurance company wouldn’t pay for the damages.
8 – A Slippery Slope

Snow sports aren’t exactly known for being safe. Maybe this is why every winter insurers dish out over a $100 million
9. IPhone Issues

A farmer in Minnesota filed a claim on his iPhone when he lost it in the rear end of a cow when he was helping with calving in the middle of the night.
10 – Mouse Soup

A Virginia woman filed a claim against Cracker Barrel when she said she found a mouse in her soup. Upon closer inspection by the restaurant they determine that there was no cheese in the rodents lungs and therefore the mouse was not cooked with the food. The woman is now in jail for attempted extortion.
11 – Watch Out

A jeweler in London tried to file a claim when a customer brought him a 200 pound watch to fix. He accidentally ended up returning him a 10,000 pound watch but the insurance company decided he was on his own.
12 – Up In Smoke

A clever lawyer bought a pack of cigars and had them insured against all sorts of catastrophes including floods, storms, and of course fire. A few months later he filed a claim saying his cigars had all disappeared in a series of “small fires”. The insurance company correctly assumed that he had smoked them and told him to get lost. The judge however force the insurance company to pay up because they didn’t specify the type or size of fire in the contract. Within a few weeks the insurance company filed for 24 counts of arson against the lawyer and the same judge put in jail.
13 – A Wet Wedding

When the bride’s dress caught on fire the future husband grabbed her and threw her into the Caribbean water. Although the wedding didn’t really go as planned at least the insurance company was willing to dish out for the dress.
14 – Merry Christmas!

An Indiana man driving home from Christmas shopping was behind a car with a Christmas tree attached to the roof when all of a sudden the tree slid off and came crashing through his windshield. The other driver sped off and the police ended up telling him he might as well keep the tree. A free tree and a brand new windshield…not a bad Christmas.
15 – Camel Kick

A man on vacation in Australia put in a claim on his car after a wild camel supposedly kicked in the door. The insurance company was understandably weary but after a video evidence was produced they forked over the cash.
16 – ElevatorExperience.

A safety training instructor was working with several trainees when the elevator they were using for demonstrations got stuck. Although the trainees got some real world experience they didn’t see it that way. The insurance companies had to pay for the “mental anguish” they suffered as a result of being exposed to what they were training for.
17 – Nokia Cake

A North Carolina woman somehow managed to accidentally bake her Nokia phone in her daughters birthday cake. The insurance company declined to pay damages.

18 – Where did the snow go?

A British woman that bought new skis to go skiing in the Alps decided to try collecting on them after she arrived and realized there was no snow. The insurance company refused citing her lack of foresight.
19 – Head Banging

A woman in Sri Lanka was knocked out cold by a falling coconut as she sat reading under a palm tree. The insurance company paid in full.
20 – Loose  Teeth

A man on an Alaskan cruise apparently lost his dentures overboard as he was surveying the ocean. He filed a lost baggage claim with the insurance company but was denied.
21 – Buried Treasure

The children of a couple on vacation in Italy ended up burying their parent’s camera in the sand. Fortunately the insurance company didn’t bury their claim.
22 – A Titanic Clam

A couple made a claim on their camera after they lost it over the side of cruise ship trying to film themselves recreating that scene in Titanic.
23 – Head Butt

A claim was filed by a Virginia man stating that his windshield was head butted by an angry deer on his way to work. Unfortunately evidence was lacking.

24 – The Global Financial Crisis

Since the Great Depression of the 1930’s, the recent global financial crisis was by far the most financially devastating. It led to insurance companies dishing out over $100 billion.
25 – A Goose and a Diamond

A Texas woman filed a claim on her diamond ring after her goose swallowed it. Apparently she had spent several weeks sifting through goose poop without any luck. The insurance company refused to pay but did suggest dissection. The woman’s tough choice was made for her when the goose flew away.

​The truth is: I love the elderly and Children and I spend most of my time with them. I don’t get along with youths so much. Some youths are like patients responding to drugs. Their bodies play tricks on their mind.You cannot trust them or what they say. Mara I like chips  fungal- Ole wako if you think they are talking about fast food. You’ll hear them talk about pussy and you might be mistaken to think thr y are taking about that little domesticated pet called pussycat 

I don’t want them to mislead me…with their music,I love Country Music sometimes I listen to benga…with their chips,I love veges & fruits and roasted maize with tea

…with their ‘digital’ dress code, I love that for the elderly… with their girlfriends/boyfriends, I love husbands (no homo) and wives…with their fake coloured skins and I’m not talking about Vera Sidika,I love being natural…with exaggerated life, I love being simple and true