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The family of the late Kibra Mp Ken Okoth change their mind over rituals after his death ,opt for prayers

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2,674 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-The family of the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth will after all not bury a banana trunk as per the Luo community cultural and practices but instead have decided to hold prayers. This is according to the Star. The community traditions dictate that a banana log is buried at the home in the absence of the body of the deceased. Rituals like wife inheritance, sharing of meals and shaving of hair were also expected to be done. The family had earlier…

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Africa International News 

Ugandan musician allied to Bobi Wine dies after alleged kidnap, torture

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1,977 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU/SOURCES,5TH AUG 2019-Ugandan musician Ziggy Wine, who was signed to a recording studio associated with singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine, died on Sunday night. Ziggy Wine, whose real name is Michael Kalinda, reportedly succumbed to injuries sustained after he was allegedly abducted and tortured on July 21, 2019 while on his way to the Firebase Crew studios. Kyadondo East legislator Bobi Wine, taking to Twitter on Saturday, announced that Ziggy was found “beaten beyond recognition, his left eye plucked out, two of his fingers cut off,…

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Sports 

Manchester United sign top transfer target

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1,224 total views, no views today BY AFP,LONDON,5TH AUG 2019-Manchester United signed Harry Maguire from Leicester on Monday for a reported Sh10 billion (£80 million) fee that makes the England centre-back the world’s most expensive defender. United have secured Maguire on a six-year contract with an option for a further 12-month extension. The £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018 was the previous record fee for a defender. However, Juventus’ capture of Van Dijk’s Netherlands teammate Matthijs de Ligt earlier this month (July) could rise to 85.5 million…

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Business Local News 

You will now be charged more in interests as KCB adjust its KCB M-Pesa rate to 7.5 per cent from 4.08 per cent

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3,255 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-If you are  seeking quick cash through mobile cash facility  you should be prepared to part with more interest than before after  Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)  increased the KCB M-Pesa rate to 7.5 per cent from 4.08 per cent. Users, mostly business people who have used the platform over time due to its attractive rates, were shocked to learn of the new charges .Most of them were getting a text message over the weekend that once they take a loan they will…

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Local News 

Sossion criticizes TSC over salaries

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2,349 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI, 5TH AUG 2019-Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion has criticized The teachers service commission (TSC) for backtracking on the 2016 CBA. He accused the TSC of discriminating against teachers who are members of Knut. Speaking on Monday ,Sossion said the commission has made two parallel payrolls and employees are paid differently despite doing the same work. He was referring to teachers who are members of Knut versus those who are in Kuppet. Knut had gone to court to contest against the TSC’s decision…

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Change of guard at Equity Bank Kenya as Gerald Warui replaces Polycarp Igathe as MD

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786 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Equity Bank Kenya has appointed a new Managing Director to replace Polycarp Igathe who has since resigned to join his previous employer, Vivo, on a regional role. Long-serving Director Gerald Warui is now set to become the banking giant’s fourth Managing Director, stepping into the shoes of Igathe who leaves at the end of August to pick up a new role at Vivo as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Africa. Mr. Warui, who has served Equity Bank for…

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Africa International News 

Top Tanzania reporter charged with money laundering

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1,468 total views, no views today Top investigative Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera has been charged with “economic crimes” a week after his arrest. According to the charge sheet, seen by BBC, the charges are as follows: Leading a criminal gang between January 2015 to June 2019 Failing to pay tax, totalling to about $75,000 (£62,000) between January 2015 to June 2019 Money laundering a sum of $75,000 between January 2015 to June 2019. The journalist was not asked to enter a plea and as the charges are considered too serious for him to…

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Business 

Huawei To Launch New Operating System By End of 2019.

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849 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is testing a new smartphone which is to be powered by the company’s own Hongmeng operating system (OS).   The phone is expected to launch in 4th Quarter of 2019 for around 2,000 Yuan, news portal GizmoChina reported on Monday.   According to the report, the Hongmeng OS would be launched by Huawei at its Developer Conference on August 9 in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province. The Hongmeng system has previously been widely reported in the media…

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Gossip & Entertainment 

Go back to Kenya!, Americans rattle Larry Madowo over his reportage on weekend’s mass shootings that left 29 dead

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3,752 total views, 59 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Kenyan born journalist Larry Madowo  who works for the BBC  has received a abashing from  a section of US citizen over the manner he commented on the mass shooting which took place over the weekend .The TV presenter who recently left BBC to study in the US, tweeted about the weekend’s mass shootings that left 29 dead and about 50 injured. The shootings had taken  place separately in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. ”I WENT TO SLEEP ON NEWS OF A…

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Local News 

Investigations commences into a Fire tragedy that razed down Maathai Supermarket in Ruiru on Monday morning

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975 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Maathai supermarket in Ruiru is counting losses amounting to  millions of shillings  after fire gutted down its branch on Monday morning .Its branch  in Ruiru, Kiambu County is among the most stable one. Confirming the incident, Ruiru DCIO Cyrus Ombatirevealed that the fire began at around 2.30 am. The cause of the fire was not immediately established as police launched investigations. Sources say  by 7.30 am firefighters from Nairobi City, Thika and Kiambu towns were still trying to battle the flames. Ruiru…

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Local News 

Bishop TD Jakes, Strive Masiyiwa and Nunu Ntshingila to Headline Inaugural Africa Leadership Summit

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1,136 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-The push for better leadership and entrepreneurship in the continent has received a boost with the upcoming SOAR Africa Leadership and Entrepreneurship Summit set to be held from 4th to 6th September at the Kasarani Indoor Arena, Nairobi. Bishop TD Jakes, Econet Group Chairman Strive Masiyiwa, Head of Facebook Africa Nunu Ntshingilia, and KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua Oigara are some of the keynote speakers at the three-day event. SOAR Africa is a premier leadership and entrepreneurship summit whose aim is to create a…

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Sports 

Robin van Persie reveals why Alexis Sanchez has struggled at Manchester United

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1,119 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie believes that Alexis Sanchez has struggled at Old Trafford because he joined a defensive team. Van Persie, who made the same move from United to Arsenal five-and-a-half years prior to Sanchez’ switch, believes he thrived at Old Trafford because he arrived when the club was in a far better state. Sanchez scored only one league goal in 20 appearances last season with an injury and loss of form limiting his game time. In an interview with the Telegraph, van Persie…

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Local News 

War on Narcotics:2 arrested with Sh11.9mn cocaine consignment in Mombasa to be arraigned on Monday

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1,236 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH AUG 2019-Two suspects arrested on Saturday in kisauni Mombasa with cocaine valued at Sh11.9 million are expected to be arraigned in court on Monday. The two   Juma Suleiman (  47)and  Bashur Omar (59)Omar   were arrested in Barisheba area in Mombasa’s Kisauni. Their arrest was made possible  by a combined effort of Detectives from the Anti-Narcotics Unit and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) .They are said to have trailed the two for several hours before they pounced on them on Saturday afternoon. At…

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Local News 

Ruto warns Jubilee leaders against factional politics

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702 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI, 5TH AUG 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has asked Jubilee politicians to stop factional politics and instead focus on the party’s development agenda. He said Kenyans were counting on the Jubilee administration to implement projects that would better their lives. Ruto said it was irresponsible for leaders to engage in divisive politics at the expense of initiating development projects. “We have one agenda; that of transforming the country through the Big Four agenda, which is led by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” noted the Deputy President.…

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