'I had lost my sanity,' Gloria Muliro describes her very public heartbreak

Gloria Muliro is back with a brand new single dubbed Narudisha. The song comes at a time when her ex-hubby, Eric Omba, is flaunting his baby mama whom he plans to wed. Gloria spoke to Word Is, about how her latest single is largely influenced by her real life situation. She was referring to her very public breakup and eventual separation from Pastor Omba whom Gloria accused of cheating on her during their marriage. I had lost myself and I found myself, got my sanity back and got my peace back," Gloria Muliro told Word Is.

January 20, 2017 13:22 UTC

Obama commutes prison sentences for 330 before leaving office

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 330 federal inmates, particularly drug offenders, on Thursday, making his quest to reduce what he viewed as overly harsh punishments one of his final acts in office. Obama leaves the White House on Friday, when Republican President-elect Donald Trump will succeed him. The commutations were the most done in a single day, the White House said, and brought the total number of sentences reduced by Obama to 1,715. "The vast majority of these men and women are serving unduly long sentences for drug crimes," White House counsel Neil Eggleston said in a statement. "By restoring proportionality to unnecessarily long drug sentences, this Administration has made a lasting impact on our criminal justice system," she said.

January 20, 2017 13:07 UTC

Kenya: Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court

| Updated Fri, January 20th 2017 at 15:57 GMT +3Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. USA: Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder. A Justice Department spokesman said El Chapo, or Shorty, once one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was set to appear for an arraignment at the federal court in Brooklyn. El Chapo was captured a year ago, six months after he fled a high-security penitentiary in central Mexico through a mile-long tunnel, his second dramatic prison escape. The Mexican Attorney General's office rejected claims the move was related to Trump's inauguration, noting that El Chapo faces 10 pending cases in Mexico following his U.S. sentence.

January 20, 2017 12:59 UTC

Gambia's Jammeh requests deadline extension to leave power

Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has asked the West African bloc ECOWAS for an extension of a midday deadline for him to leave power until 4 pm local time (1600 GMT), government sources said on Friday. Guinea's President Alpha Conde and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in the Gambian capital Banjul on Friday for last-ditch talks with Jammeh, witnesses said. Guinea's President Alpha Conde and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz have headed to Gambia to urge Jammeh to quit peacefully after he lost an election. Regional body Ecowas had previously set noon as a deadline for Jammeh to leave power. Read: Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

January 20, 2017 12:58 UTC

Oloo: State House tried to stop me from defecting

By JUSTUS OCHIENG'More by this AuthorFormer TNA secretary-general Onyango Oloo on Friday claimed that State House made futile frantic calls to block his Wednesday defection to ODM. “I received several phone calls from State House imploring me not to defect, but I told them I had made up my mind. They even tried to entice me with [an] undisclosed big appointment, which I declined,” Mr Oloo said. Mr Kiunjuri had claimed that investigations against Mr Oloo over corruption claims during his service under his ministry were at an advanced stage. Mr Oloo had served as the chairman of the Lake Basin Development Authority before he was replaced by former Rarieda MP Raphael Tuju.

January 20, 2017 12:44 UTC

Rogue lawyers sanctioned for professional misconduct

The decision to publish the names of the lawyers followed a public outcry about the rising number of rogue advocates. FILE PHOTOThirty two rogue lawyers have been suspended or struck off the roll of advocates for professional misconduct. The list of the lawyers was published in the Friday edition of the official Kenya Gazette. The decision to publish the names of the lawyers followed a public outcry about the rising number of rogue advocates who have continued to fleece members of the public while putting the legal profession in disrepute. “Disciplinary action taken against an advocate emanates from evidence of gross professional misconduct as reported by complainants to, received and reviewed by the Advocates Complaints Commission,” Attorney General Githu Muigai had stated while receiving a report from the Advocates Complaints Commission (ACC) which investigated complaints against them.

January 20, 2017 12:06 UTC

Kenya: Small moth with yellowish hair named after Donald Trump

| Updated Fri, January 20th 2017 at 15:01 GMT +3The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi moth has a distinctive hairstyleCARLIFORNIA - A small moth with a yellowish-white coif of scales has been named after US President-edit Donald Trump, in honor of the former reality TV show host and real estate magnate's signature hairdo. The new species, dubbed Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, lives in a habitat that spans southern California and Mexico's Baja California and was named by evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari in an article published in the scientific journal ZooKeys. The moth, the second species of a genus of twirler moths, can be distinguished by the yellowish-white scales on the head of its adults, according to the journal. Trump will not be the first president to have an animal named after him. Just last month, a fish native to the coral reefs of northwestern Hawaii was named after current US President Barack Obama in honor of his efforts to protect the fish's habitat.

January 20, 2017 12:03 UTC

Why a man in the boardroom is not worth in the bedroom

If you are of the opinion that one good man in the boardroom is worth two in the bedroom, you really need to consider what it really means to date a successful man. These women don’t take into account the sheer hard work and time it will cost the man to be capable to provide the plush lifestyle. If you are hankering for a relationship with an established or up-and-coming man, brace yourself for some cold, gloomy nights ahead. Successful men are constantly worried about keeping and increasing their wealth so it goes without saying that you will always be an afterthought to him. So, what is it going to be ladies; a an absentee CEO or a doting average man?

January 20, 2017 11:55 UTC

Kenya congratulates Barrow, says swearing in shows deepening democracy

The government has congratulated Adama Barrow following his troubled inauguration as President of The Gambia. The Foreign Affairs ministry said Barrow's swearing-in signified the continent's deepening democracy. The ministry asked Ecowas to help find a speedy and bloodless end to the crisis in the west African country. Barrow was sworn in at the country's embassy in Senegal after Yahya Jammeh refused to step down citing irregularities in the December poll. Ecowas is acting in support of Barrow and has positioned its troops in The Gambia in readiness to depose Jammeh.

January 20, 2017 11:49 UTC

Kenya: DP William Ruto renews attacks against Governor Isaac Ruto for not supporting Jubilee

| Updated Fri, January 20th 2017 at 14:40 GMT +3Deputy President William Ruto, he has vowed to cut Governor Isaac Ruto to size. Deputy President William Ruto on Friday renewed his attacks on Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, accusing him of being an agent the Opposition. Ruto tore into the governor who has mounted an opposition against Jubilee in Bomet by forming a party to rival it in Rift Valley. The Deputy President vowed to send the vocal governor home during the next election saying his days were numbered for criticising the government. "Do not entertain Governor Ruto anymore.

January 20, 2017 11:44 UTC

Uhuru sings in Kikuyu at his Kameme station [VIDEO]

Taking a break off his meet the people tour of Central where he is urging residents to go out and register as voters in large numbers, in readiness for the August 8 General Election, President Uhuru Kenyatta decided to pass by vernacular radio station. While at it, the President Kenyatta broke into a song, he sang a Kikuyu hymn and the video from the talk show on Kameme FM has gone viral. The vernacular radio station which uses the Kikuyu tongue was broadcasting live from the Sagana State Lodge where the Jubilee Party leader is spending the night as he tours Central region. He sang ‘Ngoro Yakwa’ [Let My Heart Sing For You] with Man Nyari on the popular station and Kenyans’ tongues have been wagging since the video first surfaced. Kenyans reacted with humour after the show ended, with many commending the president on his fluency of the Kikuyu language and also for his humble nature.

January 20, 2017 11:30 UTC

Read: AG Muigai's list of rogue lawyers banned from practice

A list of 32 rogue lawyers has been released by the office of Attorney General Githu Muigai. Twenty have been struck off the Roll of Advocates following public outcry, Muigai said on Wednesday. The offence attracts a fine not exceeding Sh50,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or both. Read: Have A Complaint Against Your Lawyer? Come To UsAlso read: Con artists swamp courts in Murang’a

January 20, 2017 11:07 UTC

Jubilee 'stronghold' Tharaka Nithi sidelined in Uhuru's Mt Kenya visit

A section of Tharaka Nithi leaders have criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta for skipping the county during his one week tour of Mt Kenya. We are isolated in some matters at the expense of our big brother Meru county. Tharaka Nithi is a county on its own and not part of Meru,” Njuki he said. Uhuru has only visited Tharaka Nithi once since he ascended to power. Gataya said Tharaka Nithi has not benefited from the Jubilee government despite its people's support in the last general election.

January 20, 2017 10:38 UTC

We're ready for talks with govt, lecturers say

By MARY WAMBUIMore by this AuthorOfficials of a union representing university lecturers on Friday said they are ready to negotiate with the government to end their nationwide strike that started on Thursday. Speaking while officially launching the strike at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, University Academic Staff Union (Uasu) secretary-general Constantine Wesonga said they are ready for talks while their members are at home. Wesonga said university workers have since 2008 being forced to resort to industrial action to bargain for better working conditions, saying that is a culture that must end. He said Uasu members will remain on strike for as long as it takes even if it forces the government to close down public universities. Mberia, however, urged lecturers to hold peaceful demos but paralyse learning and normal activities at all public universities.

January 20, 2017 10:37 UTC

Kenya: Suspected phone thief burnt to death in Kisumu

| Updated Fri, January 20th 2017 at 13:30 GMT +3People mill around the place where a teenager was lynched in Kondele area in Kisumu on 20/1/2017 after allegedly stealing a phone from a woman which was later recovered. Photos: KEVIN OGUTU/STANDARDA suspected thief was Friday lynched by irate mob in Kondele area in Kisumu after he allegedly snatched a phone from a woman. The boy who is said to be hardly 18 years old was only known by the name Mose (shortened form for Moses) and was a 'well-known thief' in Kondele. "He is very bad at night," said Onyango, a resident in Kondele area, adding that he could easily stab whoever resisted his attempts to steal from him at night. ALSO READ: Couple facing murder charge now set freePolice from Kondele later in the day picked the charred remains of his body and took it to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary in Kisumu.

January 20, 2017 10:32 UTC

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