Home

Mania News

Jan
24

Musalia Mudavadi’s Earthquake: His Alliance with DP Ruto

Amani National Congress, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has come out to deliver on his promise for an earth-shaking announcement on Sunday, announcing that he will now work with United Democratic Alliance, UDA leader, DP William Ruto. In what was a shocking turn of events, fellow One Kenya Alliance leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi walked […]

Jan
20

Jimi Wanjigi Released After Spending a Night in Custody

Wealthy businessman and presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi was yesterday released after he spent a night in custody at the Kamukunji Police Station. His arrest on Tuesday followed allegations that he and his wife were involved in a land grab case. Wanjigi was released with no charges filed against him and his wife after the courts […]

Jan
14

A Journal for Jordan

Starring Michael B. Jordan and Chante Adams, ‘A Journal for Jordan’ is a 2021 film that mirrors the true life story of Sergeant Charles Monroe King and his love, New York Times’ journalist Dana Canedy. The movie is about a journal that Sgt. King writes for his newborn son Jordan, while he’s away at war […]

Jan
11

The Matrix Resurrections

’The Matrix Ressurections’ is a 2021 sequel of the 1999 film ‘The Matrix’. With such a huge hit at its fore, The Matrix Resurrections fell heavily below expectations. The movie is not that bad but could have been worlds better and I mean that literally. Mr. Anderson The movie starts with Mr. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) […]

Jan
09

India Makes Quarantining Mandatory for all Entrants into the Country

India has made quarantining mandatory for all entrants into the country from all foreign nations. Entrants are required to home quarantine for 8 days. The move comes after 13 passengers hailing from Italy who tested positive for COVID escaped quarantine. 13 Passengers from an Inbound Italian Flight Escape Quarantine The 13 passengers that escaped quarantine […]

Jan
08

Indian NGOs See their Licenses Revoked in a Move to Stop Foreign Funding

The Indian government has revoked licenses for numerous NGOs operating in the country as a move to ensure ‘national security’ by stopping foreign NGO funding. The revocation comes days after the government introduced new regulations for NGOs citing national security concerns and their use as channels for foreign money getting into the country. Big and […]

Jan
08

Nadia Mukami Makes an Emotional Reply to Jalango’s Allegations That She is Pregnant

Musician Nadia Mukami came out in an emotional video reply to wade off radio personality Jalang’o after he made comments alleging that she is pregnant with fellow musician Arrow Boy’s baby. Jalang’o on being called out by Arrow Boy for the comments did not apologize and even said that he was “sorry not sorry.” Jalango’s […]

Jan
08

Agnes Kagure Announces Bid for Nairobi Gubernatorial Seat

Businesswoman Agnes Kagure announced her bid for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in this year’s general election. Ms. Kagure is a renowned businesswoman and vowed to ensure Nairobi ceases to be a “city of lamentation” and to make it a “city of jubilation.” A Competitive Race for Nairobi’s Gubernatorial Seat Agnes Kagure is the latest to […]

Jan
08

Baba Supporters Hold 77th Birthday Party for Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga, alias Baba’s supporters came out yesterday in big numbers to celebrate his 77th birthday with legislators and followers holding a huge birthday party for Baba in the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi. The party saw Azimio la Umoja supporters congregate in Bomas and celebrate Baba’s 77th birthday in what was a political rally […]

Jan
08

Kenyan MP Fatuma Gedi Accused of Distributing Money in Parliament to Sway Bill Voting

Wajir MP Fatuma Gedi came under fire when she was accused of distributing money in parliament to sway MPs’ votes on the Political Parties Amendment Bill of 2021. Ms. Gedi (pictured above) was sent away as was her staunchest critic, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro. The bill in question has instigated heated exchanges in parliament even […]

Jan
06

#SaveHongKongMedia

The media in Hong Kong is under heavy attack after the enactment of the National Security Law by Beijing. The law gave the Chinese government an excuse to clamp down on dissidents following heated protests in Hong Kong starting in 2019. The Communist Party of China has since heavily attacked dissident media in Hong Kong, […]

Jan
06

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fraud

The founder of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and several other counts of financial crimes. She founded the company Theranos, a tech company that promised machines that could perform multiple blood tests on a single drop of blood. Theranos’s ‘Blood Machine’ The concept of Theranos’s machine was revolutionary […]

Jan
03

Virgil Abloh: Fashion Mafioso

Virgil Abloh was a fashion mafioso in his own right. Having founded and headed Off-White, the man was on a league of his own, a legend and ‘mafioso’. He brought to fashion what Michael Jackson brought to music; quality beyond imagination. He was Kanye West’s creative director and Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director since 2018. […]

Dec
22

Baba Officially Announces his Candidacy as Ford-K Defectors Form a Party

Raila Odinga officially announced his candidacy for president after mounting speculation and what had until the 10th of this month been an open secret. ‘Baba’ as he is commonly known announced his campaign in a meeting that brought together leaders and delegates from both ODM and Jubilee. ‘Azimio la Umoja’ vs ‘Kazi ni Kazi’ Raila […]

Nov
25

Sonko’s Damning Allegations on Corruption in the Judiciary

Former Nairobi governor, Mike Sonko has made some damning allegations on corruption in the judiciary. Sonko’s claims implicate a few judges and some of his former associates and lawyers. The chief targets of these allegations are High Court judge Said Chitembwe, his brother and what Sonko calls his “proxy” Amana Said Jirani, and Sonko’s former […]

Nov
22

East Africa on High Alert as the Threat from Terrorist Groups Escalates

East African Countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, and Tanzania are on high alert following an escalation of terrorist activity in the region. Uganda saw terror attacks in the last few weeks, as Kenya was marred by a prison break of suspected terror suspects. All this is happening as the Horn of Africa region is undergoing […]

Oct
16

The Failed State that is Lebanon: A Failed Economy, Political Crises, Corruption, The Beirut Port Blast, Hezbollah, and the Recent Street Violence

Lebanon is a country in shambles with the latest sign of its failed nature a violent street battle between Hezbollah and the Amal Movement, two of the groups fighting over control of the state’s affairs. Seven people lost their lives when tensions burst leading to a deadly street battle characterized by gunfire and rocket launchers. […]

Sep
27

La Palma Volcanic Eruption: Over 22,000 Tremors Later and Entire Villages are Being Buried in Lava

The La Palma volcanic eruption came as a surprise to many on Sunday the 19th of September mainly due to scientists’ insistence that a volcanic eruption was “not imminent”. However, it was no surprise also as the Spanish Canaries Island of La Palma had experienced over 22,000 tremors before the onset of the volcanic eruption. […]

Sep
23

World Rhino Day

The world marks World Rhino Day on the 22nd of September each year which is a day to sensitize the world on the importance of conserving rhinos. Rhinos, and especially white rhinos, are an endangered species and we all need to rally behind calls to end rhino poaching. Rhinos are poached for their horns which […]

Sep
23

“Not Too Big to Fail”: Evergrande’s Downfall and What It Could Mean for the Global Economy

Evergrande, China’s second-largest real estate developer, is in a quagmire after accumulating nearly $300 billion in debt. Evergrande was touted by investors as ‘too big to fail’ but is now on its deathbed following huge debt accumulated over the last few years. Evergrande is one of the largest real estate developers in the world and […]

Sep
23

‘White Collar’ and ‘Sex and the City’ Actor Willie Garson Dies Aged 57

We are saddened to learn of the death of Willie Garson, renowned ‘White Collar’ and ‘Sex and the City’ actor. Garson passed on aged 57. His family confirmed his death but did not disclose the cause of death. His adopted son, Nathen Garson, made a touching tribute to his dad saying, “I love you so […]

Sep
23

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Wins Big at the Emmys 2021

Netflix’s TV Series, ‘The Crown’, won big at the Emmys 2021 after scooping seven awards at the TV awards. The Crown, a portrayal of the British Royal Family under the reign of Queen Elizabeth, took away the night in an Emmys that saw Netflix scoop the most awards at 44, including two for ‘The Queen’s […]

Sep
17

All the MET Gala 2021 Glam: 11 Looks that Had Us Talking and Laughing

The MET Gala 2021 was stunning, to say the least. The stars brought to the red carpet a kind of mad creativity that could be expected after the terrible two years the world has had due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fashionistas say that this MET Gala was very weird but also fun and creative. It […]

Sep
17

Apple’s Fall Product Event: iPhone 13, What’s New, and Why We are Not Super Excited

Apple’s Fall Product Event, dubbed ‘California Streaming,’ was a little bit underwhelming. We knew Apple would announce iPhone 13 and we also got hints that the product wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It only got spec’d up in its battery life adding what Apple says is 1.5 to 2.5 hours longer […]

Sep
11

9/11: 20 Years On

The 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York were the worst, deadliest, and most horrific attacks in United States history. The attacks were the worst violation of the sovereignty, liberties, and freedoms of the United States and were carried out by Al-Qaeda terrorists. The 9/11 Attacks were a dark and horrific occurrence […]

Sep
11

World Mental Health Awareness Day

Yesterday marked World Mental Health Awareness Day 2021. The day is a commemoration of the need to educate and rally people behind mental health awareness and tackling mental health issues. The overarching mental health problems include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health illnesses. Mental health issues are an epidemic, especially now that the […]

Sep
09

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi are Expecting a Baby

Vanessa Mdee, 32, and her Nigerian-born fiancé, Akinosho Olurotimi, popularly known as Rotimi, 33, announced that they are expecting a baby on Instagram. Vanessa and Rotimi have been engaged since 30th December 2020 and were overjoyed to let the world know that they are pregnant and are expecting a bundle of joy. “The Greatest Gift […]

Sep
07

Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead in His New York Apartment

Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams was found dead yesterday in his Brooklyn penthouse after an apparent heroin overdose. Michael was best known for his role as Omar Little in the popular TV series ‘The Wire’. Family and friends mourn his death as do fans globally. His rep, Marianna Shafran, confirmed the death on Monday. According […]

Sep
04

Fame at Whatever Cost

A week back or so, there was a lady trending after appearing in a Nairobi club where she was recorded as having dressed so skimpily to the point that she was almost naked. The half-naked lady was recorded partying and having fun seeming not to care about exposing herself. The pictures and video rotated heavily […]

Sep
04

The ‘Wash Wash’ Saga

Edgar Obare, a notorious gossip blogger, came out guns blazing last week with a slew of allegations about alleged money laundering schemes undertaken by a cabal of Kenyan youth, leaders, and media personalities. The money laundering expose was titled ‘wash wash’ and was released on his Instagram stories in a series of 5. Edgar, the […]

Sep
04

Juliani and Lillian Ng’ang’a Make It Official

Juliani and Lillian Ng’ang’a came out and made it official that they are in a relationship. The announcement was made by Juliani with the words “love, and let love,” saying that the two are consenting adults. Juliani and Lillian Ng’ang’a make it official just a day after he said that he had received death threats […]

Sep
02

Political Temperatures High as DP’s Security Downgraded

The current political temperatures are high following the withdrawal of security for the deputy president, William Ruto. The Deputy President is normally guarded by the General Service Unit or the GSU. However, the GSU officers who were part of his security team were withdrawn in a move that has been termed as political by his […]

Aug
29

ISIS-K Mounts an Attack on Kabul Airport Killing Nearly 200 People

Islamic State Khorasan Province or ISIS-K, an offshoot of the Islamic State or ISIS terrorist group mounted an attack on Kabul Airport on Thursday 26th August killing more than a hundred and seventy-five people. Those who lost their lives included United States service personnel, British service personnel, Taliban soldiers, and Afghan citizens seeking to access […]

Aug
26

The Pegasus Spyware and Its Dangers to the Freedom of the Press and Dissidents

‘Pegasus’ is a software developed by NSO Group, a ‘cyber arms, and tech’ company founded and registered in Israel. Pegasus is spyware software that is geared towards infiltrating mobile systems and smartphones in a way that has not been seen before. There was a list of fifty thousand numbers that was recently released including numbers […]

Aug
25

Why Juliani is a Better Fit for Lillian Ng’ang’a as Opposed to Alfred Mutua

Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, took a big hit after separating from his second wife Lillian Ng’ang’a. The two had been together since 2011. Mutua’s first wife was Josephine Thitu with whom he had three kids. The governor came out this month to send a heart-warming message to miss Ng’ang’a saying that they will “always be […]

Aug
25

Zambia Inaugurates a New President Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema (pictured above) is a very wealthy business magnate in Zambia who had sought the presidential seat 6 times before winning in this year’s election. Hichilema won with a margin of over one million votes beating the incumbent, now former president, Edgar Lungu, undisputably. Hakainde Hichilema was inaugurated in the National Heroes Stadium in […]

Aug
24

Taliban Takes Over Afghanistan in a Rapid Advance that Took Just 11 Days

The Taliban made a rapid advance in the country after the United States and allied forces withdrew their troops. The Taliban took Kabul in just 11 days after the country’s then-president Ashraf Ghani fled the country citing that he did so to “avoid bloodshed”. Afghan military forces literally gave up and fled as the Taliban […]

Aug
24

Haiti Reels from a Magnitude 7.2 Quake that Killed Thousands and Left Tens of Thousands Homeless

Haiti is reeling from a magnitude 7.2 quake that killed over two thousand people and left over ten thousand homes destroyed. The quake hit on the 14th of August 2021 sending shockwaves across the country and bringing back memories of a devastating quake back in 2010 that killed over two hundred thousand people. This month’s […]

Aug
21

The Court of Appeal Throws Out BBI Appeal Case

The Court of Appeal has thrown out the BBI Appeal Case in a move that has left the country jubilant and politicians aghast. The Court of Appeal in Kenya has made history by standing firm with the High Court’s decision that ruled that the BBI was unconstitutional. The decision was made by a panel of […]

Aug
14

Climate Change Exacerbates Raging Floods Killing Hundreds

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in recent floods in Europe in countries such as Germany, Denmark, and Austria, and in Asia in countries such as India and China. The floods, in some of these places, have seen a year’s worth of rainfall come down in a few days. The floods, according to specialists, […]

May
18

AT&T Spins Off WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery

AT&T has chosen to spin-off WarnerMedia to merge with Discovery leading to the creation of the world’s second-largest media and entertainment company by revenue. Disney remains the world’s largest media company with a valuation of $132 billion. AT&T had entered the media landscape heavily back in 2016 after acquiring WarnerMedia, then TimeWarner, for $85.4 billion. […]

May
18

Raphael Tuju Makes a Show of Arrogance on National TV

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju made a show of arrogance today when he appeared in an interview on NTV Kenya. Tuju was invited onto prime time news to explain Jubilee’s and the President’s standpoint on the events that led to the shooting down of the BBI by the High Court. Raphael Tuju showed a lot […]

May
14

High Court Shoots Down the BBI

The High Court of Kenya has today shot down the Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2020, popularly known as the Building Bridges Initiative or BBI. The High Court has deemed the entire BBI process as unconstitutional and flawed in a case filed by economist David Ndii and other opponents of the bill. More starkly, the court […]

May
10

Apple’s April 2021 Event: Spring Loaded

Apple’s April 2021 Event, dubbed Spring Loaded, entailed a surprisingly long list of product announcements. Apple introduced some of their finest tech yet, including the long-awaited Airtag, the All-New iMac, a Purple iPhone 12, and an 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro. Apple consistently proves itself to be a global leader in the smartphone market, with […]

Mar
31

Semrush Review

Starting an online business can be hectic. It is one of those things you do not even have an idea of how complicated it can be especially when you are trying to position your online business for success. I can tell you from experience that it is such a huge learning curve, and I can […]

Mar
10

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Interview with Oprah Winfrey

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey was nothing short of a shocker. The interview aired yesterday and was a bombshell of damaging revelations against the British Royal Family. It brought to light numerous issues that the Royals or now the ‘de-royaled’ couple have been going through inside what they called “the firm” […]

Feb
13

David Ndii Causes a Stir on Twitter

David Ndii, an economist and Twitter government critic, caused a stir on Twitter by admitting that he cooks more than his wife. David Ndii(pictured above) is one of those characters on Twitter who always criticizes the current government and its leaders. He is seen by many as a voice of the people and, in his […]

Feb
09

Vanessa Mdee Gets Engaged to Rotimi

Vanessa Mdee is such a darling, and late last year, she got engaged to ‘Power’ actor and musician Rotimi. The two met mid-2020 at Essence Festival, where the two were performing. Vanessa and Rotimi were performing in different stages and met at the festival through a mutual friend. Their love blossomed, and in late December […]

Feb
03

The Wheelbarrow Debate

The right honorable, former prime minister, Raila Odinga, did not mince his words when he referred to his excellency, the deputy president, William Ruto’s offering of wheelbarrows to the youth as ‘taka taka’ or trash. Raila Odinga has had quite the influence in the government of the day owing to his March 2018 ‘handshake’ with […]

Feb
03

Mike Sonko’s Woes

Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is in quite a bind over comments he made. He alleged that he, together with what he called the ‘deep state,’ among them the permanent secretary for internal security, Karanja Kibicho organized fracas during the 2017 general elections. Mind you, the president of the Law Society of Kenya, LSK; […]