Kenyan Jazz winning fans and sponsorships

By: BONFACE NYAGA Kenyan Jazz has been growing in leaps and bounds much to the delight of fans and musicians alike. For years now, skillful players have been forced to give up Jazz to put food on the table. Most session musicians are world class instrumentalists with many years of experience on their respective instruments. However to pay their bills they are relegated to playing back-up tracks for pop artistes in studios and concert halls.…

"Kenyan Jazz winning fans and sponsorships"

We are a nation of the corrupt and have no moral authority to judge others

By: PETER NGARE One day a mob that included Jewish religious teachers and Pharisees took a woman before Jesus, claiming that she had been caught red-handed committing adultery. Young and old men were holding stones ready to be given the shout to kill her, as had been prescribed by Moses many years before. Instead of evoking Moses’ decree, Jesus did a rather strange thing; he challenged anyone who had never sinned to cast the first…

"We are a nation of the corrupt and have no moral authority to judge others"

Flooding displaces over 1,000 Nakuru’s Kwa Rhonda estate residents

More than 1,000 residents of Nakuru’s Kwa Rhonda estate have been displaced as a result of the ongoing heavy rains. The residents are demanding a breakdown of the county government’s expenditure of funds that were released for El Nino preparedness. More than 200 families in the slum area spent the whole of Thursday digging trenches and draining water from their flooded semi-permanent houses following the heavy rains. According to Ms Evaline Kerubo, one of the…

"Flooding displaces over 1,000 Nakuru’s Kwa Rhonda estate residents"

To err may be human but to forgive is divine

By: FLORENCE KITHINJI Whether or not you are a Catholic, this has been a historic week, with the visit of Pope Francis to Kenya. One of the central messages given by the Catholic leader is on the importance of forgiveness. Forgiveness is very important because it frees the person who forgives from the prison of un-forgiveness. You may not know it, but as long as you hold a grudge against someone, you are a prisoner.…

"To err may be human but to forgive is divine"

Kenyan-Somalis air their views on culture and politics

By: MARGARETTA WA GACHERU One woman’s hope to change people’s perspective of Somalis and highlight the many positive features of the culture gave birth to the Somali Heritage Week. Writes Margaretta wa Gacheru For Fardousa Jama, the Somali Heritage Week which was held last week at the Nairobi National Museum was a dream come true. “I’d always wanted the Somali community to come together so we could celebrate our common heritage and talk about issues…

"Kenyan-Somalis air their views on culture and politics"

Sh1.6trn war chest to fight climate change

By: BRIAN NGUGI Kenya is set to benefit from a Sh1.6 trillion fund ($16 billion) unveiled by the World Bank Group on Tuesday, to help African countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to shocks associated with the phenomena. BOOST RESILIENCE Titled Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development, the Africa Climate Business Plan will be presented at COP21, the global climate talks in Paris, France, next week. A statement by the World…

"Sh1.6trn war chest to fight climate change"