The making of PIERRA MAKENA

Driven. Aggressive. Risk taker. Audacious words but entertainment siren, Pierra Makena, is unabashed when using them to define herself. Whether you remember her as the rich and spoilt Jean Joyce in the TV drama series Tahidi High, or as...
Dr Job Mogire, 27, perfectly fits the description of tall, dark and handsome. One may be tempted to think the Harvard University fellow was born and brought up with a silver spoon in his mouth but his story is...
It goes without saying that unless your guardians are small tycoons, then the financial life of a typical campus student, always (well usually), hangs in the balance. Between printing assignments, buying food and/or entertainment, well there’s really nothing much...
When Grace Wambere Ndung’u went to Gikomba market for the first time, she was fearful. She had heard negative stories about the market and was afraid of falling prey to conmen and pickpockets. However, she later came to realise...
Benson Gicharu, a boxer and police officer, has twice represented the country in the Olympics games. Born and brought up in Mukuru kwa Njenga informal settlements, Gicharu has literally fought his way up. The boxer-cum-police officer narrated his grass...
Jedidah Njeri Ngugi was uneasy about pursuing a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology because it was a male dominated programme. But she still went ahead and followed her dream. Now a tutor at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science...
Peter Nduati’s childhood dream was to become a journalist. He even pursued communications in college but when no work was forthcoming, he fell back on volunteering with non-governmental organisations. Little did he know that it is here he would...
Fiu Nifiu Kamau Thuo is one of the youngest elected Members of the County Assembly in the country. Thuo defied all odds to represent the people of Karura Ward in Nairobi County Assembly. The 28-year-old leader took HENRY KAHARA...
What comes to your mind when you hear the word kiondoo? For most people, it is the traditional basket mostly used by our grandmothers but this perception will change once you come across one of Ivy Nitta’s kiondoos. Ivy,...
  When Anthony Micheni resigned from a well-paying job to start a home care service company, most of his friends thought he was joking. Anthony is now glad he didn’t pay attention to the naysayers as he found happiness and...