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Al Shabaab charged with planning attack in Nairobi



A suspect believed to be an important Al Shabaab facilitator was summoned to court on Tuesday charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act and giving support to a terrorist organization.

Appearing before Nairobi senior judge Magistrate Helen Onkwani, Francis Macharia Karishu denied the charges and was detained pending determination of his bond terms on Thursday.

The accused is alleged to have conspired to stage a terror attack in Nairobi using a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) that was nabbed in Merti, Isiolo County on February 15 this year.

The court heard that Karishu supported the Al-Shabaab militia group by making a forged Kenya National Identity card bearing the names of Al Shabaab members, Jirma Huka Galgalo, who is now deceased. Was also charged with forging the same ID’s.

Karishu, who was arrested in Kayole area, is alleged to have committed the charges on or before February 15, 2018 in Nairobi Central Business District.

The prosecution opposed Karishu’s release on grounds that he is facing serious charges and is therefore likely to abscond trial.

His lawyer objected the application opposing bond, but requested the court to grant him more time to go through the affidavit in order to make a proper response.

The court further heard that Karishu’s three associates Abdimajit Hassan Adan, Mohammed Osman Nane and Anthony Kitila Makau have already been arrested and charged.

The said vehicle-borne improvised explosive device was nabbed by police officers who were on patrol in Merti, Isiolo.

On approaching the vehicle, the occupants started firing at the police who returned fire killing one of the occupants.

During the shootout, some of the other occupants attempted to escape but police managed to arrest Adan and Nane (mentioned above) at the scene.

Upon searching the said vehicle, 5 AK47 riffles with 36 fully loaded magazines, 36 unprimed hand grenades, 7 projectile bombs-84mm, 40Kgs pipe bomb and a hotel room key for a hotel in Ngara area, Nairobi were recovered.

The case will be mentioned on May 24, 2018 for bond argument and consolidation with the other files.

The police had put a Ksh.1 million bounty on Karishu’s head.

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How Waiguru slayed with silky dance strikes to Army Kenzo’s ‘Katika’ – VIDEO |

Mark Harris



thumb imageKirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru (heart) dances at the side of officers from the county govt. PHOTO | COURTESY By means of SYLVANIA AMBANI

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has excited the web group after sharing a video of herself dancing to a ragga music.

Ms Waiguru, joined by means of different officers from the county govt, took to the level and danced to the beat of Tanzania’s singer Army Kenzo new’s  hit music referred to as Katika.

The governor outshone the others as she moved rhythmically to the beats. At one level she even shakes her waist in a round motion.

“Kirinyaga’s Were given Ability!! DG, MCAs & I were given to mud off our dancing abilities with this proficient formative years crew from Mwea,” tweeted Ms Waiguru.

Kenyans on Twitter had other reactions to the video with maximum of them expressing marvel at how smartly the Kirinyaga governor may dance.

@harris_karris stated, “Placing best possible foot ahead. Nimeona unaeza zikwenda.”

@DamarisSyombua wrote, “A just right dancer you might be boss!”

@Uastruly commented, “And you’ll in point of fact dance.”

@Annetnjeeri stated, “You’re a just right dancer.”

@paulinenjoroge stated, “Weweee! You’ve were given strikes!”

@Gwokabi wrote, “U were given Strikes like Jagger.”

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Seven tune occasions you’ll attend in Nairobi this Mashujaa Day |

Mark Harris



thumb imageJamaican reggae artist Tarrus Riley (left) poses with fellow artist Everton Blender throughout a media briefing at Dusit Lodge on October 18, 2018. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Through THOMAS RAJULA

Those seven occasions in Nairobi will ensure that you’re going to kick off Mashujaa Day in taste!


James Gogo the, founder and chief of Gogo Simo band, will formally release his new album titled Hatua at Alliance Francaise Gardens on October 19.

The album shall be his fourth and he says it has one thing for the old and young, jazz or hip hop, R&B and Salsa, Benga and Lingala enthusiasts.


Jamaican legend and one of the crucial greatest acts popping out of Jamaica, Tarrus Riley, is ready to grace the level on Nairobi’s soils as soon as once more. He was once final right here in April 2017.

On October 20, he’ll be functioning at KICC sponsored by way of the Black Soil Band.


Thrift Social’s legitimate line up for his or her #AthleisureEdition sees Barak Jacuzzi, DJ Coco em, MixMaster Lenny, Vallerie Muthoni and Wakadinali acting are living along Burna Boy and his broadly a hit “Lifestyles On The Out of doors” excursion on October 20 from 2pm at Uhuru Gardens.

The development additionally creates a chance for type fans to hook up with creatives throughout the type business in Nairobi and world-renowned design duo Artwork Comes First, probably the most fascinating and inventive tasks in menswear globally, as you flaunt your “flyest drip”.

Additionally, get to buy from superb distributors, and dance all the way through the day.

The competition supplies a platform for creativity and the exploration of artwork, tune and type, whilst giving inspiration for innovators within the inventive business.

Thrift Social, which additionally seeks to color a gentle on charity by way of remembering the fewer lucky in society, shall be sponsored by way of NRG Radio, MoSound Occasions and MOOKH.


Motown in Nairobi shall be celebrating six years of musical efficiency and simply all spherical nice leisure that reminisce on tune that was once produced and launched by way of the Motown Report Label from the 1960s thru to the 1990s.

There can also be Kenyan are living performers at the evening comparable to Chris Bittok, June Gachui, Ciano Maimba, Kaz, Silayio, Noel Nderitu, Viola Karuri, Patricia Kihoro and Manasseh Shalom to crown the evening at Karen Gardens on October 19.


Soffie Nduta of TANOSA groups up with Teller 254 of Warmth Leisure for the fourth version of Within This Cranium on October 20. The outside match will come with are living musical performances, poems and spoken phrase shows at Lawn Town from 2pm. Band Ill, Ice Tonic, Jairus Mola, Muthaka, Stom Al-Madusi, Njiwa, MC Manuh, Saisi, Miano, Kerry, Michelle, Hadithi, Mathai, Dream Muziki, Vinky Poet, Likizo, Wambui Reiah, MC Mike bile Mic, and Mbula will make the listing of performers for this afternoon-till-early-night match.

Food and drink shall be bought at an inexpensive value at this match that may be a family-friendly affair on the mall’s amphitheatre.


Aduma brings deejays One Down, Kori – Ok, Monroe Marcus, and St Michael Song to position in combination the most efficient of African space tune designed from all around the globe at Captain’s Terrace on October 20.

Drawing its inspiration from the phrase ‘Adumu’ which is a conventional dance within the Maasai tradition; the Maasai shape a circle as they wait to leap up and defy gravity as they dance in.

This match hopes to succeed in this fete by way of enjoying excellent tunes that make you dance and enjoy true euphoria among your staff.


With Nairobi getting an increasing number of colourful, and folks all over the town searching for the following enjoy, a considered one of a type match enjoy shall be bringing sounds of the sector nearer to house with two Global visitor deejays rocking the home.

Yves Larock – a Swiss legend with an Anthem that’s moved Countries for years – and Chris Taylor – a South African DJ/Manufacturer assured to shake the ground – shall be joined by way of an area line-up of deejays to make The Ballroom a dance fest on October 20.

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Slim win helps to keep Nakumatt’s survival hopes alive |

Mark Harris



Nakumatt defender Eugene Ambulwa (right) passes the ball under pressure from Ushuru's Benson Amianda during the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Promotion/Relegation playoff first leg at Camp Toyoyo grounds on October 19, 2018. PHOTO | VINCENT OPIYONakumatt defender Eugene Ambulwa (proper) passes the ball below power from Ushuru’s Benson Amianda throughout the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Promotion/Relegation playoff first leg at Camp Toyoyo grounds on October 19, 2018. PHOTO | VINCENT OPIYO By way of VINCENT OPIYO

Midfielder Tom Adwar’s unfastened kick 25 yards out was once sufficient for Nakumatt to see-off Ushuru 1-Zero within the first leg of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) Promotion/Relegation Playoff at Camp Toyoyo grounds on Friday.

Adwar struck within the 21st minute after Joe Waithira was once fouled by way of David Otieno outdoor the field to stay Nakumatt’s survival hopes alive.

Nakumatt will head into the go back leg subsequent Sunday wanting a draw to stay within the most sensible flight league after completing 16th final season.

Ushuru, who got here 3rd within the Nationwide Tremendous League (NSL) standings, on their phase will have to win the opposite fixture with greater than a function to make a go back to the highest department.


Nakumatt began brightly and virtually took the lead after six mins however Timonah Wanyonyi’s teasing shot was once stored out by way of Ushuru goalkeeper Kennedy Obwanda.

At the different finish of the sector, Ushuru’s Invoice Oporia was once denied by way of the crossbar 5 mins to halftime ahead of younger Alex Sunga hit the aspect web after weaving his method into the field from the suitable flank.

Ushuru, who fell 2-Zero to Thika United within the first leg playoff final 12 months, took command of the sport within the ultimate 10 mins with a constant onslaught on Nakumatt, however to no avail.


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