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Complete your unfinished house or the government will demolish and repossess the land

Abandoned construction sites and excavations posed a safety hazard to the public. “Developers with abandoned construction sites and deep excavations shall present to the Authority a structural integrity report from a structural engineer within 30 days from the date of the notice and a plan to proceed with works.   “In absence of this report,…

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Violent gangs terrorising residents of Kinoo, 87, Kikuyu, Cooperation, Uthiru, Ndumboini, Lower Kabete, N market, Thiong’o road, Gitaru

Are you a resident of these areas: Kinoo, 87, Kikuyu, Cooperation, Uthiru, Ndumboini, Lower Kabete, N market, Thiong’o road, Gitaru? There has been cases of a sustained wave of crime in these areas. The gang is usually of about 3 or 4 young men. Their Modus Operandi(MO) is alway the same;     MO 1:…

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The deadliest times for pedestrians are at night between 7pm and midnight @KenyanTraffic

Pedestrians will continue chancing their lives on the busy roads as the multimillion-shilling footbridges are anything but safe. Hawkers, street families and motorcycle taxi (boda boda) operators have taken over. Today, one is just as likely to get knocked down on footbridges as the pedestrian crossing the road below. And if they are lucky to…

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How Raila Odinga was exiled to Norway via Uganda disguised as a priest [VIDEO]

  It all started with a series of cat-and-mouse games with the police, who were looking for Mr Odinga in Nairobi. In the weeks preceding his dramatic escape from under the noses of President Moi’s ruthless police and Special Branch as the clamour for multiparty democracy intensified, he kept moving between the residences of his…

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How to Determine Correct Ratio of Sand to Cement When Making Mortar

For general purposes, mix 6 parts sand to 1 part cement. For heavy duty projects, you may mix 4 parts sand to 1 part cement, but recently,  best results however is mixing 3 parts sand to 1 part cement. The ratio you choose depends on the intended use. For example, load-bearing structures such as foundations…

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If you can’t feed yourself you shouldn’t be keeping a pet, homeboy!

An angry Nairobi resident has penned a stinging social media post speaking against pet lovers at his estate. Below is the content that he had to get off his chest.   Estate roads are full of young pple with these small ugly white dogs with fluffy fur. I hear they are called sijui Chihuahua or…

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13 things to consider when designing your house

A house becomes a home when it fully reflects the owners’ style and preferences. Architects and interior designers alike often hit a snag when doing so for large families with members from different age groups. Parents and children have diverse needs when it comes to shared spaces and privacy. They have a unique personal style…

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How to insert father’s name on Birth Certificate – Birth Re-Registration Upon Legitimacy

This is a service provided to parents who marry after the birth of their child and they want the name of the father inserted in the register of birth. To do this, the both parents need to fill application for re-registration form and sworn jointly by them. Both parents must be physically present when applying…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate for children born of single mothers

Late registration of births is highly discouraged. However, if not registered, you are required to fill and submit registrations form in person at a Civil Registration Department offices near you. The applicant will be vetted. Requirements; 1. Clinic/ Antenatal card 2. Religious certificate 3. Mother’s Identity Card 4. Tangible evidence that the parent has never…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate for adults born of non- Kenyan parents

Adults born of non- Kenyan parents in Kenya need to fill and submit in person registrations form at Civil Registration Department offices near them for vetting ahead of registration Requirements; 1. Parent’s entry permit/ passports (compulsory) 2. Clinic card/ birth notification 3. Religious certificate 4. Death certificates where parents are dead 5. School leaving certificate/…

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How to Amend a Birth Certificate

In case you want to amend your birth certificate. Within a duration of two years after registration of birth, the names could be changed on application but after production of relevant documentary evidence in support of the amendments.  After two years, you can add names to the existing ones but you cannot remove the names previously…

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How to apply for a lost birth certificate replacement in Kenya

If you have lost your birth certificate you might want to replace it as soon as possible. Your birth certificate if the first identification document to enable you to access some services at the government. Once you reach 18 years, you can then apply for a National Identity card, but you’ll still need your birth…

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How to Apply for Birth Certificate While Living Abroad

This is only applicable if your child was born abroad but to Kenyan parents and takes longer as documents have to be sent from Kenya. Visit the Kenyan embassy where you live and submit:   Two Application Forms (BDA – Birth and Deaths Registration form) duly filled ( Click here to get the Form)   Two photocopies of…

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Prisons Bus Kills Mkokoteni Guy in Accident @ma3route

A road accident involving a Kenya Prisons bus. The bus rammed into a handcart otherwise known as mkokoteni near the Bunyala Road junction, flipping the handcart upside down and leaving two casualties lying on the road. Both the bus and the handcart pushers were heading towards the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). The two handcart pushers, who were ferrying…

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How to find out your NHIF number via phone

What do you do if you cannot remember your NHIF number?    METHOD 1   Make a telephone call to NHIF customer care using one of the contact numbers 0800 720 601, (020) 2723255/56, (020) 2714793/94, (020) 2722527 and you’ll be sorted. The numbers are toll free.   METHOD 2   Send yout national ID…

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How To Reverse Safaricom Mpesa Paybill Transaction

METHOD 1 To reverse an M-Pesa transaction sent to the wrong paybill, you have to forward the Mpesa transaction SMS or text message you received to the shortcode 456. When you send the SMS to the Mpesa reversal code 456, the refund will be made within 24 hours. METHOD 2 Call Safaricom customer care for the reversal…

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How to reactivate your NHIF after defaulting @KenyanTraffic

Are you self-employed and have not contributed for more than 12 months? You can reactivate your NHIF card by paying at least KES 1,500 to resume usage of your card . You can pay via M-PESA (paybill no 200222) or at EQUITY, NATIONAL BANK, KCB, or CO-OPERATIVE BANK You will then wait for 2 months…

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How to search and register business name online on ecitizen

Prerequisites Individual submitting a request for a file perusal must have an eCitizen account. The type of account could be either of the four below: Kenyan citizens account: Foreign Residents Account: Visitor(eVisa) Account: Linked Business Anyone with an eCitizen account can submit a request for business name search and reservation: The Business Name is the…

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How to apply for Temporary Travel Permit, Passport Online on ecitizen step by step

Go to www.ecitizen.go.ke and click on create an Account. Once Logged in, Select Deparment of Immigration services. Select submit Appplication. Select Passports and Temporary permits. Select Temporary permit application and read the Instructions Carefully. Fill in the application form. Pay Using Mpesa, Airtel money, Visa card, Mastercard or Mobi cash. Download and print the Temporary…

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Get Noticed; Join the Ultimate Idea Sharing Club @KenyanTraffic

This group is primarily an ideas and opinions sharing platform in video format, send own video ONLY covering any of the following: – Eye witness NEWS reporting – Constructive IDEAS e.g. effective tips of getting rid of bedbugs – Opinions on Topical Issues and news items – Demonstration of witty skills and abilities – Reviewing…

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