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Sarah Wairimu Wants Access To Kitisuru Home To Pick Up Personal Effects, Dogs

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1,433 total views, 1,433 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-The widow of dutch tycoon who was murdered Sarah Wairimu, on Wednesday  filed a formal application seeking to be granted access to her Kitisuru house in order to pick up some of her personal belongings. Among the items she wants allowed to pick includes  her two dogs Major and Snow, a Rottweiler breed and a Doberman breed respectively. Wairimu, who is out on bail, also wants the court to allow her to collect personal effects including her clothes, shoes, handbags and grooming…

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Contractors charged with Kshs 30 million tax evasion

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1,500 total views, 1,500 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-Two directors of a company contracted to set up street lights in two counties earning a total of Ksh 65 million were today charged with failure to pay taxes amounting to KShs.30 million. Alex Mwenda alias Alexander Stanley Mwenda and Stanley Nyamu, both directors of Tripple Investments Limited appeared before Milimani Court Chief Magistrate Hon. Kennedy Cheruiyot and denied all five counts relating to tax frauds. Tripple Investments Company was awarded contracts to install and commission street lights by Siaya and Machakos County…

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KNH Board sued by KMPDU over planned construction of private hospital

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1,509 total views, 1,509 views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-The  Kenyatta National Hospital Board (KNHB) and Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki  have been sued by Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) over the decision to construct a private hospital. The Board said construction of the Level Six 300-bed facility, standing on 3.6 hectares, will begin in 2020 and that it will offer premium services as a standalone facility with 500 motor vehicle parking slots. However, according to the union, the project was undertaken without any public participation despite…

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Kiambu County government employee charged with Kshs 5 million tax evasion

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172 total views, 172 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIAMBU,13TH NOV 2019-An employee of the Kiambu County Government was yesterday charged before Milimani Law Courts with tax fraud amounting to Ksh 5 million. Appearing before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Kennedy Cheruiyot, the accused denied all the charges. Mr Paul Kibe Wangari, a director of Kibsay Enterprises Limited was charged with eight counts of tax evasion amounting Sh5 million. Mr. Kibe was allegedly awarded several contracts by the Kiambu County to supply various items and services between 2015-2018 making income of KShs 36 million…

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Continental championship Rugby Africa Cup 2020 season starts with new spectator experience

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170 total views, 170 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-Earlier this year Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). A format that is easier to follow for spectators and more inclusive for teams across the continent. On November 23, 2019, the elimination stage kicks off the new season with two matches: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana vs Botswana in Elmina, Ghana. The following matches will be Senegal vs Mauritius in Dakar, Senegal on November 30, 2019 and Madagascar vs Nigeria in Antananarivo, Madagascar on…

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Business 

KCB third quarter after tax profits rise 6% to Sh19.2 billion

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115 total views, 115 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-KCB, Kenya’s largest lender by asset base has posted a 6.67 per cent increase in after tax profit for the third quarter ending September 2019 to Sh19.2 billion. According to the lender, growth was driven by a significant boost in the bank’s loan book and non-funded income. The bank’s net loans and advances, as well as customer deposits, grew at slightly above 11 per cent to Sh486.42 billion and Sh586.72 billion respectively. “The international businesses have continued to improve while our digital offerings…

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Deadly Israel-Gaza escalation rages for second day

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173 total views, 173 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Gaza City, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Nov 13 – Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel’s targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day Wednesday and showed little sign of easing, with 22 Palestinians killed. Fresh rocket barrages were fired at Israel, which responded with strikes on what it said were Islamic Jihad militant sites and rocket-launching squads in the Gaza Strip.   Air raid sirens wailed and fireballs exploded as air defence missiles intercepted rockets, sending Israelis rushing to bomb shelters.…

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Court allows parties in Fidel Odinga paternity dispute 2 weeks to reach settlement

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457 total views, 457 views today BY JOAN  WANJIKU,13TH NOV 2019-The High Court has allowed parties to a dispute over the estate of the late Fidel Odinga, son to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, fourteen days to negotiate and have the matter settled out court. The court was Wednesday told that negotiation has started in view to have the matter settled without litigating the same before the court. Trial judge Justice Aggrey Muchelule said parties can be allowed to agree on the matter outside the court. “Not all matters that must go into full hearing and a…

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Kakamega man disputes news report identifying his son as stowaway who fell off KQ flight

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447 total views, 447 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,2019-A man who appeared on a Sky News television report authenticating an e-fit image of a stowaway who fell off a Kenya Airways flight to London’s Heathrow Airport on June 30 has now denied claims the 29-year-old man identified as Paul Manyasi is his son. Isaac Manyasi told KTN News Wednesday morning he believed his son – who he identified as Shirunja Isaac – is still alive claiming he was being detained at the Industrial Area Police station. “It certainly cannot be him. I…

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Change of guard at NTSA as new director general is named,Francis Meja is set to exit as his tenure ends

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3,158 total views, 2,541 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Board of Directors has appointed a new Director General on a three-year term. Acting Board Chairperson Dr. Alice Chesire, in a statement released Tuesday, announced George Njao as the new DG taking over from Francis Meja who has completed his full term contract. “Mr. Njao has over 15 years experience in the transport sector specifically in safety management which presents a great opportunity for the Authority. He holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor of…

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Abdi Guyo removed as Nairobi County Assembly Majority Leader-Jubilee party SG Raphael Tuju

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3,465 total views, 2,190 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Abdi Guyo has been removed as Majority Leader in the Nairobi County Assembly.This development has been confirmed by Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju . In a letter addressed to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said Guyo’s position will be taken over by Charles Thuo. Nominated MCA June Ndegwa was picked to replace Chege Waithera as the Majority Chief Whip. Ziwani MCA Millicent Wambui Mugadi will take over as the deputy majority leader and California MCA…

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Four police officers caught beating up JKUAT student interdicted

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3,459 total views, 2,127 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Four police officers who were caught on camera brutalizing a student during protests at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have been interdicted following public uproar. According to the  Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai , the four officers had been identified and are set to face further disciplinary action. “Further action and other disciplinary processes will follow the recommendations of the Internal Affairs Unit Investigation,” reads the statement. The student who was beaten up and his fellow students had…

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Eight silverstone planes suspended for a week by KCAA after a series of plunders

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1,325 total views, 75 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Eight Silverstone aeroplanes have been suspended for a week pending probe over the recent mishaps that have affected the airline. The aircraft model operated by Silverstone was suspended from Tuesday. KCAA has further suspended two aircraft operators (SAC and Adventures Aloft).SAC is a cargo airline while Aloft is a hot air balloon operator. One fleet of Silverstone Dash 8 also grounded over safety, KCAA DG Gilbert Kibe told Parliamentary Transport committee on Tuesday. It has a fleet capacity of 11 planes. This means that…

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Jimmy Carter hospitalized for procedure to relieve brain pressure

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544 total views, 335 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Washington, United States, Nov 12 – Former US president Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to relieve brain pressure after recent falls, his organization said. The 95-year-old Nobel laureate spent three days in hospital last month after suffering a pelvic fracture. The injury came weeks after he injured his head in a fall at home, recovering quickly to volunteer the next day — with a black eye and a bandage covering 14 stitches — at a Habitat for Humanity site. He was…

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Matiangi orders police officers who assaulted JKUAT students arrested

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1,205 total views, 16 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi has instructed Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to ensure  investigations into the brutality meted on students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology during Monday’s protests and the police officer  found guiltyarrested .  Matiangi has also condemned the brutality on the protesting students, and demanded action. Videos showing anti-riot police officers brutalising students have gone viral on social media, raising fresh concerns on professionalism within the National Police Service. Several students were injured during yesterday’s…

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Dangerous chemical usage :Education ministry ,KNEC comes under sharp criticism from KUPPET

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2,958 total views, 9 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,11TH NOV,2019-The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (Kuppet) on Monday  threatened to sue the Ministry of Education and the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) for allowing a dangerous chemical (xylene) to be used in a Chemistry practical during this year’s Kenya Certificate Secondary Education exam. Adressing the press in Nairobi,Kuppet Secretary-General Akelo Misori  said the chemicals used are highly flammable and have adverse effects on students and teachers. The chemicals used included, xylene, calcium hypochlorite and bromine water. “The chemicals produce dangerous fumes that…

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Fresh bid to eject Majority Leader from office flops as Pro-Elachi MCAs are teargassed

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2,983 total views, 8 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-Businesses came to a standstill briefly  in Nairobi county assembly on Monday morning after Police lobbed teargas on a section of Members of Nairobi County Assembly allied to Speaker Beatrice Elachi who tried to forcefully eject Majority Leader Abdi Guyo from his office . The pro-Elachi MCAs last week provided to the House minutes and resolution of a Parliamentary Group meeting in which they are said to have arrived at a decision to replace the Jubilee Party leadership in the Assembly. The…

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A non governmental organisation petitions govt over ICPD25 conference on reproductive health rights

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2,471 total views, 8 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-A coalition of pro-life nongovernmental organizations and activists held a demonstration Monday morning calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to reject what they termed a pro-abortion agenda at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) conference scheduled to commence on Thursday in Nairobi. Protesters carrying banners and placards with pro-life messages convened at Harambee avenue, singing religious songs before presenting a petition to Office of the President at Harambee house. Over 80,000 signatures were presented in the petition received by Paul Famba,…

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Former President Moi Re-admitted To Hospital, Days After he was Discharged

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924 total views, 6 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-Former  President Daniel Arap Moi was on Saturday rushed back to Nairobi Hospital, two days after being discharged. His long-serving press secretary Lee Njiru on Monday confirmed that Moi is back in hospital and is currently admitted at the VIP wing for mandatory check-ups. Mr Njiru also noted that Kenya’s second president is alert and in a stable condition. He did however warn against sharing alarmist health reports. Moi had been at the facility for close to two weeks with breathing complications.…

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JKUAT Closed Indefinitely After Students goes on rampage

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467 total views, 19 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been closed indefinitely following the unrest that was witnessed on Monday morning. According to a memo issued on Monday by the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Robert Kinyua, the students were directed to vacate the University by 11.30 AM. “In a special meeting of the senate held today, Monday 11th November 2019 at 10.00 am, it was resolved that the university closes indefinitely, ” the memo reads in part. The memo comes a few…

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Gvt will not allow introduction of practises that contracts the teachings of the Bible -DP Ruto

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600 total views, 6 views today BY DPPS,NAROK,11TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has assured christians that the Government would not allow the introduction of practises that contradict the teachings of the Bible. He said Kenya was a God-fearing nation that followed the doctrines of the Bible. Dr Ruto spoke in reference to the upcoming International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that would be held in Nairobi this week. “We would stand firm as leaders to oppose any teachings and issues that go against our stand as christians,” he said. During…

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KRA Files Appeal against Tax Appeals Tribunal Decision on the Betting Firms’ Case.

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436 total views, 6 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will challenge the Judgment of the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT) delivered on 6th November 2019 in favour of the Betting firms. Seven (7) Betting Firms filed Appeals before the TAT challenging KRA’s interpretation of the term “winnings” as was amended by the Finance Act 2018. They also contested KRA’s enforcement mechanism after it enforced collection of 20% Withholding tax on winnings by placing agency notices on the Betting firms’ accounts. The Tribunal ruled in favour of the Betting Firms…

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Raila thanks Kibra voters for overwhelmingly voting for Imran Okoth

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1,985 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI 10TH NOV 2019-ODM party leader Raila Odinga on Sunday  expressed his gratitude to Kibra residents for overwhelming voting for Imran Okoth. Raila who doubles up as the African Union Special Envoy for Infrastructure said he asked his team to gather people from their houses who had not voted after witnessing that there was a low turn out. “I knew you would do as you had promised. Thank you a lot for taking the shame away from me,” Raila said. Raila said Imran was…

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8 Killed as Lorry rams into matatu along Eastern By-Pass

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1,757 total views, 5 views today  BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH NOV 2019-Eight people died on the spot, Sunday afternoon after a lorry rammed into the matatu they were travelling in along the Eastern By-Pass in Nairobi. The eight who perished were in the 14-seater matatu. According to a survivor of the accident , the lorry rammed into the Nissan matatu killing the eight on spot. “A traffic police officer was stopping the lorry and in the process it lost control and rammed into the Nissan matatu” she said. According to Capital Fm ,Several other passengers…

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Result: Manchester United cruise past Brighton to move up to seventh

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1,229 total views, 448 views today © Reuters Manchester United injected some much-needed positivity into their Premier League campaign by comprehensively beating Brighton on an afternoon when Marcus Rashford went from the sublime to ridiculous. Having faced uncomfortable questions during the previous international break following a shock loss at Newcastle, the mood around Old Trafford this time is one of optimism. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side are up to seventh after comfortably defeating Brighton 3-1, with an effort from Andreas Pereira and Davy Propper‘s own goal putting United on course for a victory that Rashford wrapped up after Lewis Dunk had…

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Sad:Man commits suicide in a church in kirinyaga

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1,960 total views, 5 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,10TH NOV 2019-A somber mood engulfed St. John Catholic church Nyangati  in Kutus, Kirinyaga County  when a Sunday service was briefly disrupted after a 26-year-old man committed suicide within the church compound. The body of the deceased was discovered by one of the worshipers who  alerted  other church members. The deceased identified as Dennis Bundi was found dangling from a tree with a rope tied around his neck. According to the  Church chairman  Mr. Michael Gichinga, said they could not immediately establish why the man…

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Mashemeji derby:Gor Mahia punish AFC Leopards at Kasarani

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1,271 total views, 448 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH NOV 2019-It all begun as a  match before  exploding  into a second half filled with moments of blissful exhibition football as Gor Mahia FC ripped the form book to crush their eternal rivals AFC Leopards 4-1 at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday. Gmien Yikpe scored a spectacular double to kickstart a remarkable goal-fest and spark the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions who thus ended a testing run that included exit from continental football. It will be recalled that Gor had been knocked out…

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world’s oldest living couple husband and wife named in Texas

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1,445 total views, 353 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,SOURCES,10TH NOV 2019-A couple in Austin, Texas, has been named the world’s oldest living couple by Guinness World Records. John Henderson, 106, and Charlotte, 105, have a combined age of 211 years and are set to celebrate their 80 years of marriage next month. The two, as reported by CNN, met at The University of Texas in 1943 where Charlotte was pursuing teaching and John played in the football team. They got married in 1939 and spent their honey moon at a hotel room…

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Ruto must apologize to Kibra residents for voter bribery and violence-ODM

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530 total views, 2 views today The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has asked the  Deputy President William Ruto to apologise to Kibra residents for allegedly spearheading voter bribery, fear mongering, lies, anger and violence in the just concluded by-election. In a statement sent to newsrooms by , the party’s Nairobi branch Chairman George Aladwa and Director of Elections Junet Mohammed, castigated the DP and his allies for what it termed as causing mayhem. The party also accused DP Ruto of attempting to use the Kibra and Ganda by-elections “to teach a…

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Mombasa-Nairobi highway accident leaves one dead,32 other injured

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717 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,10TH ,NOV,2019-One person died on Sunday morning  and 32 others injured after a bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident at Salama town on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Confirming the incident, Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said the bus – which was heading to Nairobi from Mombasa – attempted to overtake other vehicles when it rammed into the oncoming trailer. One woman was killed on the spot. Mr. Napeiyan further added that a manhunt has since been launched for the bus…

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Armed gangsters shot man 8 times in bizarre shop robbery in Kasarani -Video

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2,404 total views, 14 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2019-Police have launched a manhunt for two armed robbers who shot and injured a man at a retail shop in Nairobi’s Kasarani area. The victim identified as Richard Muema is recuperating at Kenyatta National Hospital after he was shot eight times by one of the robbers. CCTV footage obtained by Citizen TV shows the two armed men making their way into the shop at around 10.30pm with one of them brandishing a gun. The armed robber orders Muema to the ground and…

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Chelsea climb to second after beating Palacein an EPL match

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1,485 total views, 304 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2019-Chelsea recorded a sixth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since their title-winning season of 2016-17 as they moved up to second in the table. The Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace means they are now five points behind leaders Liverpool. Frank Lampard’s side moved above Manchester City, who play leaders Liverpool on Sunday, and could be leapfrogged by Leicester City, who host Arsenal at 17:30 GMT on Saturday. Tammy Abraham’s 10th league goal of the season and Christian Pulisic’s header…

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Five maize meal brands recalled over high aflatoxin levels

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2,326 total views, 12 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2019-The Kenya Bureau of Standard on Saturday announced the suspension  five maize flour brands from the market following what it termed as high levels of aflatoxin. According to  a statement released by the agency , Dola Maize Meal, Kifaru Maize Meal, Starehe Maize Meal, 210 Maize Meal, Jembe Maize Meal have been suspended following several tests done by the regulator. “Following consistent market surveillance and testing, it has been established that the brands have not made the cut because their levels of…

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Huge Hong Kong rally after student dies and lawmakers arrested

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2,111 total views, 4 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Hong Kong, China, Nov 9 – Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers packed into a park Saturday night to mourn a student who died during recent clashes as police arrested a group of pro-democracy lawmakers, deepening the city’s political crisis. The international finance hub has been upended by five months of huge and increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, but Beijing has refused to give in to most of the movement’s demands. Tensions have soared since the death on Friday of Alex Chow, 22, who succumbed to…

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TVET Education: Gov’t unveils Ksh.6B World Bank funding for technical colleges

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559 total views, 7 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Friday unveiled a Ksh.6 billion World Bank funding for technical colleges which he says will go into supporting infrastructure, curriculum development and training of trainers. Referred to as the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration, the World Bank project is expected to benefit the Meru National Polytechnic, Kisumu National Polytechnic and Kenya Coast National Polytechnic. Speaking during the Meru National Polytechnic graduation the DP noted that underfunding had for a long time slugged the growth…

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KEPSA urges the senate to help address the challenges of excessive bureaucracy and regulations hampering businesses

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2,694 total views, 8 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIVASHA,8TH NOV 2019-Kenya’s private sector has urged the Senate to help tackle the excessive bureaucracy and regulations that have made it hard for businesses to thrive under the devolved system of government. Top officials of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance said at this year’s roundtable with the Senate in Naivasha that despite the country’s good ranking on the Ease of Doing Business Index by the World Bank, doing business at the counties is a challenge. “Although we have a rosy global ranking on the ease…

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Kabras host Impala in top of the table clash; Quins, Nondies in pursuit of first wins

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891 total views, 20 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019– It’s first against second as current leaders Kabras Sugar host second placed Resolution Impala Saracens in match day three action at the ASK Showground in Kakamega on Saturday 9 November 2019. Kabras have again made a blazing start to the new campaign, averaging 66 points in their two previous fixtures. They started with an 89-0 whitewash of newly promoted Kisumu on match day one before building on a 7-6 halftime lead to score 36 unanswered points en route to a 43-9…

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Prices of bottled water and other non alcoholic drinks set to go up as from next week

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3,684 total views, 255 views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019-KRA will from Wednesday 13th November, 2019 rollout the Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) on bottled water, juices, energy drinks, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages. Speaking during a press conference held today at Times Tower, KRA Commissioner for Domestic Taxes, Mrs Elizabeth Meyo said that the implementation of the system will enhance compliance and boost revenue collection by approximately Ksh4billion. The system will also enable fair competition amongst traders in the sector. “Currently we have up to 78% companies in the water sector…

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Governor Joho set to leave hospital after been treated for Malaria

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3,099 total views, 5 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,8TH NOV 2019-Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was set to be discharged on Friday from hospital after five days. He was admitted at the Mombasa Hospital on Monday after complaining of flu, headache and joint pains. Joho was later diagnosed with malaria. The governor was absent during the last leg of the Kibra MP seat campaigns despite being a key figure in the ODM machinery. However, the frail-looking Joho said his health improved dramatically after learning of ODM’s victory in the by-election. “Once I heard that…

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Police in Thailand bust a Kenyan with cocaine in her stomach

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920 total views, 5 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019-A Kenyan woman  has been arrested at at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand over cocaine smuggling. The woman, whose name is yet to be released, was found with more than one kilogram of cocaine in her stomach. ”An x-ray showed she had swallowed 1.2kg of cocaine in a bid to avoid detection,” Niyom Termsrisuk, a Thai official said on . The woman is said to have arrived in Bangkok from Angola. She was arrested following a joint operation by the Office…

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NRG Radio host and presenter Mwalimu Rachel advocates for birth control among women.

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424 total views, 67 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019-NRG lead radio presenter and host, Mwalimu Rachel has come out to explain the need for her birth control and many more for women in Kenya. First, she doesn´t understand why it is a big deal for her to renew her 5-year birth control implant. As expected though and funny enough, Kenyans have called it ´a ticket to sleeping around dry fry. But she doesn´t get why women should not be allowed the freedom to choose when they want to have kids.…

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DP Ruto commends Kibra voters for voting for Mariga and making ”a statement”

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959 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019-The deputy president William Ruto has commended KIbra constituency voters for coming out and voting for the Jubilee candidate  MC Donald Mariga in the just concluded by-election. Even though Mariga did not emerge victorious coming in second   with  11,230 votes behind ODM’S Imran Okoth who got 24,636 votes,the deputy president says the kibra voter has a made a strong point  and changed the politics not only of Kibra but of Kenya. In his message posted on Twitter Ruto says inspite of questionable…

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Unknown assailants shots dead two police officers in Kayole

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730 total views, 5 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019-Two police officers  were on Thursday night shot dead by unknown assailants  in  Obama area of  Kayole in  Nairobi. The incident is reported to have happened at around 3am. Confirming the incident area ,OCPD Wilson Kosgey  said the two  were on patrol  when they were  attacked . It is alleged that those who killed the officer made away with  an  ak 47 riffle  and  Jericho pistal. Facebook Comments

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Guardiola is the best manager in the world, says Klopp

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857 total views, 8 views today BY REUTERS,8TH NOV 2019- Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has hailed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the best manager in the world as the Premier League rivals gear up for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Anfield. Leaders Liverpool have a six-point advantage over the defending champions and the match is a crucial one for both sides. The build-up has been coloured by Guardiola saying Liverpool’s Sadio Mane sometimes dived and then backtracking. Klopp, who has taken a dig at City’s “tactical fouling”, drew a line under the…

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Imran Okoth of ODM wins Kibra by election as Jubilees’ McDonald Mariga concedes defeat

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1,017 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH NOV 2019– Bernard Imran Okoth  the ODM candidates in Kibra By election has emerged winner in the hotly-contested Kibra  race . Imran Okoth  emerged top after garnering  24,636 votes with Jubilee Party’s McDonald Mariga coming in second with 11,230 votes. At third position was Eliud Owalo (ANC) with 5,275 votes followed by Khamisi Butichi (Ford Kenya) in fourth place with 260 votes. A total of 24 candidates contested for the Kibra parliamentary seat which fell vacant following the death of Ken Okoth who…

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Votes counting gets underway in Kibra after a whole day voting with Imran Okoth taking an early lead followed by Jubilee’s MC Donald Mariga

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1,748 total views, 11 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-After a whole day voting in Kibra constituency ,ballot counting got underway shortly after 6pm.The constituency has  a total of 183 poling stations with IEBC  clerks receiving results from all the stations before listing them on form 135A. Until the time of going on press ODM’s  Imran Okoth had taken an early lead followed by Jubilee’s Mc Donald Mariga with Divid Owalo of ANC coming in third. ODM’s Imran Okoth and Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga are front runners to clinch the parliamentary seat…

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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa grilled by DCI over embezzled Ksh.58M public funds

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1,797 total views, 6 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa was on Thursday grilled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over alleged embezzlement of Ksh.57,711,690 of public funds. According to Citizen Digital  the MP’s two children are also implicated in the scandal through their company Kaseru Construction Ltd. “From the foregoing, it is clear that there was collusion to embezzle public funds and there was major conflict of interest on the part of Aisha Jumwa Karisa,” the document from the Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit reads. Four…

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Entertainment industry mourns the death of Churchill Raw Comedian who was Found Dead On Dagoretti Rail Tracks

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520 total views, 67 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-A Churchill Raw comedian was on Thursday morning found dead on Dagoretti rail tracks. Anthony Njenga also known by his stage name as  Njenga Mswahili death was sudden and the cause of death yet to be determined. Police are however looking into the case. “It with deep regrets that Laugh Industry announces the death of one popular comedian who graced our program on TV the Churchill Show in its early years, James Anthony Njenga AKA _Njenga Mswahili,_ was found dead on rail…

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Retired president Daniel Moi discharged from hospital

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1,954 total views, 6 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-Former President Daniel arap Moi was on Thursday  discharged from the Nairobi Hospital. According to  Lee Njiru, his Press Secretary and official Spokesman, through a statement said  Moi he was discharged on Thursday after two weeks in hospital. “The Moi family has expressed gratitude to all those who offered prayers and sent ‘quick recovery’ messages,” read the statement. Mr. Moi was allowed to go back home after his medical team, led by his personal physician Dr. David Silverstein gave him “a clean…

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Verdict:ICC sentences Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in jail

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1,556 total views, 207 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-The International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber VI  has resolved to sentence Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years of imprisonment. Bosco was on July 8 found guilty by Trial Chamber VI of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003. He was found guilty of among other  crimes : murder and attempted murder, rape, sexual slavery, persecution, forcible transfer and deportation, murder and attempted murder, intentionally directing attacks against civilians, rape…

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