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Chiloba’s long walk of shame

  [caption id="attachment_2048" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ezra Chiloba: His friends say his is abrasive. His foes say he is arrogant to a fault. Some say he is a control freak. While others still say he is a perfectionist. In a topsy-turvy world where allegiances are pledged and paid ...

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Composure to crisis in 10 months

[caption id="attachment_1996" align="alignright" width="275"] Wafula Chebukati at a past IEBC function. PHOTO/ Standard Media[/caption] On January 18th 2017, Wafula Chebukati walked away from relative obscurity in his law firm and straight into the eye of a fiery storm that is the chairmanship of ...

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The fall of a sugar giant

[caption id="attachment_287" align="aligncenter" width="660"] A shot of the main gate at Mumias Company Limited.[/caption] BY DANIEL WESANGULA On June 29, 2012, as the rest of the country was whipped up in political emotion, something was happening in Nucleus Estate in Kakamega. Within the estate ...

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Dark secrets of Kenya’s gaming dens

 Originally Published: November 4, 2010The décor, lighting and general set-up achieve their intended purpose – deception.Like fly traps they keep holding on to both new and old clients. Once you get in, getting out remains an endless journey of small successes and big failures, depending on whic...

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The hunting dogs have arrived, it’s party time, but why aren’t the Ogiek dancing?

Originally Published: December 20, 2009The journey to get a wife among the Ogiek begins under cover of darkness. As the first bees leave their hives in search of fresh nectar, the engagement party leaves home in pursuit of the bride. Their sole aim is to reach their destination before sunrise.Tradit...

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