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    Why Kenyan Banks Fail

    Since July 1984, over 40 banks have collapsed in Kenya. Most of them have been Kenyan-owned.

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    The Evolution of Rupu

    As Rupu turns 5, we look back at its history and unstoppable growth. What started as a rudimentary platform manned by 2 people 5 years ago is now a digital behemoth, and Kenya’s oldest surviving e-commerce site.

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    The Sack of Imperial Bank: Part 3

    Even a man of Abdulmalek’s genius couldn’t rely simply on luck not to get caught. So he created his own luck.

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    The Sack of Imperial Bank: Part 2

    The Black Hole of W.E Tilley, The Bangkok X-Files, and the Chama.

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    The Sack of Imperial Bank

    The first time Abdulmalek JanMohammed ever robbed Imperial Bank he had a gun to his head. Three short years later, he became the robber, carrying out a heist so elaborate its web is still being untangled, five months after his death.

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    Betty Tett and the Hitman

    How an otherwise water-tight case crumbled.

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    7 Unsolved Murders of Young Women in Kenya

    On the morning of Valentines Day 2012, Careen Chepchumba’s brother accessed her apartment at Santonia Court, off Kirichwa Road. She had been incommunicado since February 12th. In the bedroom, he saw her in bed, tidily covered with a bed sheet. There was music playing from a laptop placed on the bedside table. Nothing looked amiss. Except that Careen had been dead for 18 hours.

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    Did Monica Njeri’s Killer Kill Three More Women?

    In August 1980, Kenya arrested a US sailor for murder. He had killed a lady of the night called Monica Njeri in a drunken brawl. Even though he confessed to the murder in court, he was let off with a fine and a bond to keep the peace. 32 years later, he killed three more women.

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    The South African Cop Who Robbed Banks during His Lunch Break

    A tall man wearing a fake wig and a beard parked his hired car and walked towards the bank. He pushed through the door and walked in, right past the guard and towards one of the cashiers. It was a cold mid-morning in Durban, and the bank was not yet as busy as it would […]

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    7 Most Brutal African Serial Killers

    Human society has always had psychopaths, and Africa has been no exception to the seeming rise of serial murders. Some remain unsolved, their perpetrators walking among an unsuspecting population.

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