Growing “Ushenzinization” in Kenya

Kenyans are increasingly becoming tolerant to “ushenzi



  • Keen Observer

    Breaking News > Uk Govt Issues Arrest Warrant to two Economical Criminals serving in Kibaki (Govt)Okemo & Gichuru>

    Okemo must resign as Finance chairman
    A warrant of arrest has been issued for the Chairman of the Parliamentary Finance Committee in Jersey. The Jersey police want Chrysanthus Barnabas Okemo and Samuel Kimuchu Gicheru to answer multiple charges of illegally defrauding the Kenya Power and Lighting Company of at least Sh390 million (UK£3 million) between 1999 and 2002. At the time Okemo was Minister of Finance and Gichuru was Managing Director of KPLC.Okemo is now exercising t… Read more… .

  • Excellent interview and Ken Njiru is an excellent analyst of the Kenyan society

  • Peter L.Akhonya

    The Ushenzi in Kenyan Politics is ripe and something must be done to eliminate it. The tenth Parliamentary group did not meet the right people with integrity leadership.It is ashame for the Nation which was known like Kenya to end up in a foolishness manner because of corruption in electing poor quality standard of MPs. For example what have the present MPs done to their Constituencies? Was it to make noise on the streets and continue campaigning for election which is not yet announced or to represent people? Electorates must be educated on electing their MPs of value.

  • I like Ken Njiru’s general understanding of how Kenyans can be stupid in conducting themselves in public.

  • Kweli ushenzinization ya Wakenya intatisha: A man has been arrested in Webuye, Bungoma County after he reportedly sold all his property and abandoned his family on sensibly in readiness for the end of the world, which is supposed to happen on Saturday. Edward Simiyu, a self-proclaimed preacher and father of 7, strongly believes in the supposed end time prophesy that was made by American preacher, Harold camping.

  • Watertight son of Impunity

    Kenya refuses to send corruption suspects to Jersey

    The Kenyan government is refusing to extradite two of its citizens accused of stealing millions of pounds on the island of Jersey. Samuel Gichuru, former head of Kenya’s power company, and former Energy Minister Chris Okemo are accused of taking kickbacks from multinationals. The Jersey authorities have issued arrest warrants. The Kenyan newspaper, the Star, broke the news and has called on the government to hand over the two men. Bailiff Sir Philip Bailhache, the top legal official on the island of Jersey, has accused Mr Gichuru and Mr Okemo, now an MP in Kenya, of 53 economic crimes. One concerns a deal with a Finnish firm to construct a power station 10 years ago near Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city. At the time Mr Gichuru was the head of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC). He is accused of working with Mr Okemo to bank more than £3m ($5m) from the deal. The two are accused of taking millions more in kickbacks from British, Norwegian and German engineering firms, as well as a US communications giant. But the Kenyan government has told the BBC it will not hand the men over for now. The director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, PLO Lumumba, says other politicians are also implicated in the deals. Corruption should be declared a national disaster in Kenya, Mr Lumumba added. This is not the first time Mr Gichuru has been in the anti-corruption spotlight. In 2003, a leaked report of an investigation by the Kenyan government said he had plundered the state-owned electricity corporation for several years – an allegation his lawyer denied. That report, like several other anti-corruption investigations, was shelved.

  • Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention…but this an adage Isiolo residents have taken to another level, quite literally…this because there are people in the area who have finally decided to take all necessary measures to combat the high rate of HIV prevalence in the area … Only that their way of going about arresting the spread of the virus is not one you would consider orthodox. Here’s Evelyn Wambui with the story of people that have resorted to re-using condoms or plastic paper bags, due to the scarcity or unavailability of condoms in the area.

    Residents of Likoni Mombasa were stunned after a goat gave birth to a kid with features resembling that of a human being. The event brought activity in an otherwise small village to a standstill as residents wondered aloud whether this was the result of an unfathomable, immoral act or just another of life’s mysteries.

    Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:04 Stephanie Wambui

    Half the women in Kenya are still being battered by their spouses as revealed by a survey conducted by the ministry of Gender. They believe that being subjected to beatings is a sign of love thus making domestic violence a norm in some homes. …

  • chicken or egg

    ‘Eggless’ chick laid by hen in Sri Lanka

    A Sri Lanka hen has given birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first.

    Instead of passing out of the hen’s body and being incubated outside, the egg was incubated in the hen for 21 days and then hatched inside the hen.

    The chick is fully formed and healthy, although the mother has died.

    The government veterinary officer in the area said he had never seen anything like it before.

    PR Yapa, the chief veterinary officer of Welimada, where it took place, examined the hen’s carcass.

    He found that the fertilised egg had developed within the hen’s reproductive system, but stayed inside the hen’s body until it hatched.

    A post-mortem conducted on the hen’s body concluded that it died of internal wounds.

    The BBC’s Charles Haviland in Colombo says that the story has made headlines in Sri Lanka, with the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror’s concluding: “The chicken came first; not the egg.”

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