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Fare thee well, Nairobi's home of song and sin

What Remains Of The Popular And Once Famous Night Club After It Was Demolished. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU What remains of the popular and once famous night club after it was demolished. The demolition of that iconic building that housed New Florida Night Club has been met with sorrowful reactions.

Where Nairobis women go to smoke

Smoking Zone In CBD What stands out in Nairobi's smoking zones is the clear absence of women amidst the crowd of nicotine-enslaved men who turn these crammed sheds or open lots into stuffy, fume-filled dens, distinctively reeking of tobacco as the men 'kata kiu' and watch smoke lazily waft from a myriad of...

Drama as wedding of underage girl to old man aborts

Underage Wedding Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions where we celebrate the new couple moving on to fairy-tale bliss, and living happily ever after.

The Kings Of Soul Music Are Coming To Nairobi Tonight, Here Is Where To Get Them

The Kings Of Soul Music Are Coming To Nairobi Tonight, Here Is Where To Get Them It is Thursday and Nairobi's Premier Club brings you the best of sou music you cannot afford to miss.
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Pioneer M-Pesa dealer rides the telecoms wave

Esther Muchemi, founder and chief executive Samchi Telecom. 2000 Opened Samchi Telecom on Koinange Street, Nairobi, to sell airtime, mobile phones and SIM cards. 2002 Opened Samchi’s second branch in Eastleigh, Nairobi. 2006 Became pioneer M-Pesa dealer as the service was being tested before being officially launched. 2009 Named best dealer in distribution resources by Safaricom. 2011 2nd runners up dealer of the year and best M-Pesa agent. 2012 2nd runners up dealer of the year and best data dealer. 2014 Named finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. After working for nearly two decades as an auditor, Esther Muchemi decided to venture into Kenya’s nascent telecommunications business where she saw many opportunities. Ms Muchemi founded Samchi Telecom in 2000 to sell airtime, mobile phones and SIM cards, with hopes of cashing in on the imminent mobile revolution that was to sweep the country. “Telecommunication business was on the verge of exploding. I had an instinct that IT was going to be a big thing in Kenya,” says the University of Nairobi accounting graduate. Samchi Telecom...

Java, Subway eye middle class cash

Main Topix: House And US-based - Mama Ngina Street
Nairobi Java House Along Koinange Street (left) And Subway Restaurant At The Junction Mall. Photos FILENairobi Java house along Koinange street (left) and Subway restaurant at the Junction mall. Java House and US-based fast-food chain Subway are expected to open more outlets in Nairobi in the next couple of weeks as the fight for the middle class cash intensifies. Subway opens its second store in Kenya this week on Kenyatta Avenue. The store has taken over the space formerly occupied by Savannah Lounge, owned by Sasini Group, which closed its doors last year. Subway opened its first outlet in September, at Junction mall and has recorded good business. Typically city centre are our busiest stores with the core client being people looking for a quick meal,” said Christopher Bak, a director at Liberty Eagle Holdings, the local Subway franchise holder. Kenyan Java House is set to increase its footprint with seven new outlets this year including five in Nairobi, a branch in Kampala and Kisumu. It is eyeing to open an express coffee shop near Mama Ngina Street, another branch on Westlands Road, in Hurlingham and in Greenspan Mall, Donholm by September. Java House is...

Restaurant review: Sundeck Pizzeria And Grill

EntranceThe Sundeck Pizzeria and Grill is an exquisite restaurant located at the junction of University Way and Koinange Street, inside the Nairobi Safari Club. It is known for its delicious pizzas offered with a wide range of drinks in a posh outdoor atmosphere. The pizzeria is a one stop shop and its menu includes Indian cuisines, vegetarian foods, grilled chicken and beef as well as coffee, tea and juices. 150 and the pizzas range from Ksh. 300 only for the small and from Ksh. I visited Sundeck Pizzeria with a friend and I was delighted by the warm reception accorded to us and the delectable pizzas. First off, we got a special chance to watch our pizzas being prepared by the enthusiastic and cheerful Italian-trained chef, Fredrick. We sampled the new Palak Paneer Pizza, the Tomato Concasse Chicken Curry pizza and the Calzone Chicken Curry Pizza and had Mango and Passion fruit juices for drinks. I ate the Palak Paneer pizza first and I must say that it exceeded my expectations in more ways than one. Palak Paneer is a...

Nairobi street names over the years

Main Topix: Secretary Of National Museums Of Kenya - Kenyatta Avenue And Kimathi Street
From its township days, Nairobi central business district (CBD) has morphed from the time it was declared a city in 1950 and now boasts being home to commercial skyscrapers blended with monumental buildings bearing a strong British architectual influence. Connecting them is a network of roads tucked with rich history. Felix Kipkoech Melly Tiony, Secretary of National Museums of Kenya’s Heritage Walking Tours, shares some insights on the names and what influenced the renaming of the CBD roads when Kenya gained independence in 1963. Named after the first president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, this is the principal street in the Nairobi CBD and remains the widest road. Kenyatta Avenue was originally called Sixty Avenue and renamed as Lord Delamere Avenue in 1932 following the death of Lord Delamere in honour of the pioneer white settler and colonial administrator. Delamere had erected a statue at an “island” between Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street outside the New Stanley Hotel. However, in the early 1930s, the Delamere family asked the government to remove it. In memory of those who died in the...

Why we put Moi in power, says GG

Main Topix: Samburu And Isiolo And Marsabit - Politics Among Nations
Laikipia Senator G.G Kariuki at a past function. Moi was never declared by anybody a passing cloud, these are total lies. It is the creation of politicians trying to have their case heard. Moi was never seen in those terms. If you fail to get it right when presenting a problem those professors will tell you that you are the problem yourself. I have never gotten into a brawl even as a child because I consider fighting foolish. It shows you don’t use your brains. But that said I am ready anytime for self-defence. Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki is a man for all seasons. From a white settler’s ‘kitchen boy’ to a minister and legislator in the four post-independence administrations, he has seen it all. When we sought out the Laikipia senator this week, we found a man who has defied his age and is a repository of Kenya’s history. Sitting through the interview with the self-effacing man, we couldn’t help feeling we were drinking from a well of wisdom. The 1982 attempted coup-era Internal Security minister thinks the current managers...

Malaysian plane may have flown hours after losing contact

Main Topix: Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai - Wall Street Journal
If confirmed, the report would represent another dramatic twist in what is already one of the most baffling mysteries in modern aviation history - the fate of Flight MH370, which took off from Kuala Lumpur early on Saturday and dropped off civilian radar screens less than an hour into its flight to Beijing. On the sixth day of the search, planes were sweeping an area of sea where Chinese satellite images had shown what could be debris, but had so far found no sign of the airliner. The Wall Street Journal said U.S. It raises the possibility that the plane, and the 239 people on board, could have flown on for an additional distance of about 2,200 miles, potentially reaching Pakistan, destinations in the Indian Ocean or Mongolia, the paper said. A senior Malaysia Airlines official told Reuters that no such data existed, while a second official said he was unaware of it. A spokeswoman for engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce had no immediate comment. Malaysia Airlines has said previously that the Rolls-Royce Trent engines stopped transmitting monitoring signals when contact with...