Expect more shanties in the foreseeable future

BY ELIZABETH MERAB

AND GRIFFINS OMWENGA

Not too long ago, only the moneyed lived in places like Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kilimani and Lang’ata in Nairobi.

The ambience in these estates was enviable, with lots of greenery and well-maintained roads.

Besides, most of the houses were either bungalows or maisonettes in individual compounds, so the residents enjoyed peace, privacy, and security.

However, this once serene atmosphere has been rudely interrupted, with flats springing up in some of these exclusive areas as developers seek to make maximum use of whatever land they have.

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How freedom with minimal social control fans Kenya’s digital hatred

BY ELIZABETH MERAB

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The Internet has revolutionised the way people communicate through e-mail, chat rooms, electronic messaging and instant information access. Although there is no known country that has prosecuted social media crimes, a number of countries have come up with measures to curb some vices promoted on the Net. Kenya, however, is still grappling in the dark as the monster of hatred spreads its tentacles

It had always been hailed as a game-changer in the world of communication, an inception that would truly make the earth a global village. But now the growth of the Internet, and alongside it social media networks, is quickly becoming a pain in the collective neck of governments.

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That plan is your future, so why are you dealing with quacks?

BY ELIZABETH MERAB

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One of the most important discoveries by mankind was the realisation that one’s physical health is directly related to one’s living conditions.

The caveman’s idea of a home, for instance, was a tightly walled structure with one central opening that allowed for little ventilation; but this was quickly changed as man became more civilised and informed.

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Student attacked with acid in hostel

PUBLISHED ON Apr 21, 2014

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A student has been left badly scarred after having acid thrown in her face.

She was attacked at her campus hostel and suffered severe burns on one side of her face and arms.

Felister Nyabonyi, a third year pharmacy student at the University of Nairobi, was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.

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Fatherhood in college not for faint hearted

PUBLISHED ON Apr 15, 2014

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Omar Khalif, 25 a University of Nairobi undergraduate student has embraced fatherhood, but has a rider- it is not for the faint hearted.

The father of a five-month-old girl has had to drastically change his life to suit his new role.

Gone is the carefree youth who used to attend every party in town. In his fourth year of study, he is now a man with two more lives to take care of.

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Student attacked with acid in hostel

PUBLISHED ON APRIL 21, 2014

 

A student has been left badly scarred after having acid thrown in her face.

She was attacked at her campus hostel and suffered severe burns on one side of her face and arms.

Felister Nyabonyi, a third year pharmacy student at the University of Nairobi, was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.

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SONU CHAIRMAN WINS BACK SEAT

PUBLISHED ON APR 13,2014 IN NAIROBI NEWS

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Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino is back at the helm of the Students Organisation of Nairobi University.

In elections held on Saturday, the second year law student got 10,225 votes with his closest opponent, Philbert Kong’ola, managing 3,000 votes.

Babu made history by becoming the first student to be elected twice for the same position.

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KU students lynch two robbers

PUBLISHED ON 6TH MARCH 2014

 

Kenyatta university students and bodaboda operators in Kahawa Sukari on Wednesday night lynched two men suspected to be behind a series of robberies in the area. 

The students beat to death the two suspects and then set their bodies ablaze.

They were responding to a distress call from one of their colleagues,Victor Oyalo Mungane who the suspects had tried to rob.

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We don’t need jobs, we’ll hire others instead

PUBLISHED ON 5TH APRIL IN NAIROBI NEWS

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Their objective is simple — to help their clients make technology an asset and not a problem in their businesses.

The idea was hatched after Merrs Vian Khaoya, Thadeus Mwalo and Kevin Obade emerged tops in the Science Congress — a schools science innovations contest — while they were in Form Three at Friends School Kamusinga in Bungoma County.

They thought of setting up a conpany and started pooling ideas. Almost a year later, Techstation stopped being just  an idea and acquired its own life.

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