PRESS REVIEW | Today’s top stories

Today is Monday, January 23, 2023.

You can read the Daily Nation e-paper here

Here is a quick look at what is making headlines.

Divorce cases rise as spying online exposes cheaters

The number of Kenyans seeking divorce has increased every year in the past decade, suggesting a crisis in families.

Statistics from the courts covering 2013 to 2022 indicate that there is a surge in divorce cases arising from the character of the spouses.

By 2022, divorce and separation cases stood at 5,611 up from 1,194 filed in 2013.

Lawyers say from divorce and dissolution of marriages, new battlefronts between the ex-spouses are emerging in regard to marital property, alimony (court-ordered financial support to a former spouse) and child maintenance and custody disputes.

Ruto warns Raila on planned protests

President William Ruto has dared Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga to lead demonstrations over the outcome of last year’s presidential vote, warning he will not yield to blackmail.

Ahead of Odinga’s planned rally in the city today, the President alleged the protests are being financed by cartels opposed to reforms in the coffee, tea and milk sectors but vowed not to allow the country to be held at ransom by opposition protests.

President Ruto claimed Odinga is determined to sabotage his administration’s efforts to revive the economy. Speaking during a thanksgiving service at Kerugoya stadium in Kirinyaga County yesterday, the Head of State said the opposition will not hold the country hostage so as to advance their selfish political interests.

Raila to hold a rally at Kamukunji grounds

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga yesterday published an account of how his election was “stolen” in favour of President William Ruto as he jets back into the country today to give his supporters a “way forward”.

Odinga will today head to Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi to drop the promised election “bombshell” on his arrival from a week-long official visit to South Africa. The meeting, touted as a “people’s baraza”, will see Odinga delve into the fresh developments regarding the August 2022 elections.

“…he will discuss recent disclosures by a whistleblower on the conduct of the 2022 General Election. Odinga appeals to Kenyans to show up in large numbers at the Kamukunji baraza, in the interest of the country,” Odinga’s spokesperson Dennis Onyango said.

Odinga’s running mate in the last election, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua yesterday challenged those doubting the rigging allegations to push for the opening of the electoral commission’s servers.

Questions emerge over the credibility of the 2022 KCSE

Questions have emerged over the credibility of last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams after some schools recorded a sudden rise in the number of candidates with straight As.

In the results released by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu last Friday, 1,146 candidates scored an A compared to 1,138 candidates in 2021.

The focus is on some schools, particularly in Nyanza region that posted a drastic increment in the number of candidates who scored the top grades. For instance, in Nyambaria High School, 28 candidates scored As in 2022 compared to four in 2021.

The lowest grade for the class was a B minus and the school had a mean score of 10. This means all the 488 candidates will get direct entry to universities. At St Pauls Gekano Boys High School, all 142 candidates attained the university minimum entry grade of C plus and above. The school posted a mean grade of 9.9. Some politicians also took to social media to demand answers on cheating allegations.

​​​​​​​Digital lenders protest CBK nod delay amid Google ban

Digital lenders are protesting delays in getting operational licenses from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) amid their blockade from the Google Play store and apathy from funders that provide cash for onward lending.

An estimated 278 digital credit providers (DCPs) still await the CBK’s nod after filing applications with the banking regulator last year, dimming their Kenya operations.

The regulator last September offered 10 lenders permits under a fresh licensing regime that seeks to rein in those who practise predatory lending and violate consumer privacy.

While the 278 firms have been allowed to continue with their business as they wait for the CBK to complete the licensing process, they face credibility risks that are derailing operations.

De La Rue sheds 300 Nairobi jobs

Banknote printer De La Rue is releasing close to 300 employees following the freeze of Kenya operations on low business as the multinational firm prepares a fresh fight to overturn the Sh1.1 billion judgment in favour of the taxman.

The global firm prints notes for Kenya through the local joint venture that is 40 percent owned by the Kenyan government and will release the last lot of workers by March.

The firm said it does not expect any banknote printing order from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for at least the next 12 months due to low market demand.


AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.


Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

One Health Lens Podcast

Discussing health matters and human stories from Kenya and across Africa. We talk big picture from people to policy, ecosystems, and everything in between. Follow us on LinkedIn:

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.



Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.

Sport On

Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.


The extent of technological growth is beyond mere acknowledgment; it has seamlessly integrated into our daily existence. A few years ago, the notion of paying electricity bills through mobile money or recharging with 'tokens' in Kenya seemed inconceivable. Online product sales were considered distant, and artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping various facets of our lives. Amidst these technological leaps, those with a solid understanding of tech can navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and build a sustainable livelihood. Tech over Show aims to be the platform facilitating discussions among thought leaders, innovators, tech companies, and the government, addressing challenges and opportunities in Kenya's thriving tech industry.


Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Politalk podcast

This is The Politalk podcast. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula


Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.


This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.


This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.