Saturday, May 28, 2016

I Was Lucky To See the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the world's marvels. Orbiting the earth at an incredible speed of 27,600 km/h, this huge artificial satellite is only outranked in brightness by the sun and the moon.

This coupled with its huge size and close vicinity to the earth makes viewing the International Space Station without a telescope - even at night - possible.

Lotto Kenya: A Pesky Game with Good Intentions

A long time ago – over six years ago I guess – I came across a banner ad saying that I was the lucky 10,000th visitor to a certain website. I was exhilarated. I clicked the banner without hesitation and before I knew it, the online ad had taken me to an online lottery.

After filling text field after field, looking forward to my big break, I eventually came to the payment page where I was to pay a certain amount of money to participate in the upcoming draw. I didn’t proceed any further because the ad had tricked me into believing that I had won, which apparently wasn’t the case.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6 People That I Can’t Imagine the TV Without

Watching TV is how most of us Kenyans wind up our day. From watching evening news to keeping up with soap operas and local programs such as The Real Househelps of Kawangware, Inspekta Mwala, Churchill Show, etc., most people and families simply can't imagine life without a TV.

Size, make, and model of the TV hardly matter; so long as you get a chance to stay up to date. When that means paying the neighbor a brief visit or sipping a cup of tea at the local cafe, most of us will not hesitate.

I used to be a movies person but I'm increasingly interested in local and international TV channels. This family thing :). As one would expect, I am also building a list of my favorite TV personalities and actors. These include:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

How I Withdraw Money from PayPal in Kenya

If you are you wondering if you can transfer money from PayPal to your bank account in Kenya, then you will be delighted to know that you indeed can. I personally do all the time.

In today's blog post, I will show you how to go about it without going through the exploitative PayPal to Mpesa withdrawal services (brokers) that have cropped out everywhere on the internet.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gospel Artiste Bahati Starts Charity Foundation to Educate Street Children

Bahati with street kids during the launch of Bahati Tena Foundation
The celebrated gospel artiste Bahati (“Mtoto wa mama”) is not your average celebrity. Despite his huge success, he has remained humble, approachable and compassionate for others.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Experience Receiving the 2017 Green Card Results

The U.S. Department of State released the results for the 2017 Diversity Program (applied in 2015) yesterday and I was head over heels to key in my confirmation number.

I was looking forward to my luck this time after failing the first time I tried to apply for the Green Card - the very thing that has made one poor guy from our village rise up to become the admiration for most of the people back there.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chinese Man Causes Panic aboard Kenya Airways Plane

Kenya Airways Plane
A Chinese national caused commotion aboard a Kenya Airways flight headed to Nairobi from Guangzhou, China, when he charged at an in-flight translator to express his dissatisfaction.

The unidentified man reportedly tried to light a cigarette inside the cabin of flight KQ871, a move that the KQ staff disagreed with, prompting him to charge and threaten to attack the in-flight translator, Kornchaok Luckhana.

The 3 Most Dangerous University of Nairobi Gangs Exposed

The University of Nairobi last month witnessed a spate of demonstrations and property damage over the contended SONU elections, culminating in indefinite closure of the institution of higher learning.

Video: 7 Months Old Baby Girl Rescued Alive from Collapsed Building in Huruma on Day Four

There was an ecstatic moment at the scene of the collapsed building in Huruma early morning of Tuesday May 3, 2016 when rescuers found a baby girl trapped in the rubble.