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Sponsored article:New Smartphone Launched by HTC Named Wildfire X

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3,539 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,14TH AUG,201-Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC which exited the India market in July last year, on Wednesday launched “Wildfire X” with InOne Smart Technology, the local licensee partner of HTC Corporation, in the country. The 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM configuration smartphone comes at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The 4GB RAM+128 ROM variant will cost Rs 12,999. Both the variants are priced under a limited period offer and would be available on Flipkart, starting August 22. “The HTC ‘Wildfire X’ coupled with…

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Reprieve for motorists as petroleum products regulator reduces prices of petrol and diesel

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2,003 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-Motorists  will enjoy a reduced price for Desiel and petrol for at least one month after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) lowered  its maximum pump prices for both petrol and diesel by Ksh.2.86 and Ksh.3.28 respectively . The reduction in price  comes as a sign of  relief to motorists who have in recent months experienced skyrocketed  pump-prices due to increased crude costs in the international market. Kerosene prices have, however, increased by an average Ksh.1.98 per litre. EPRA has…

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Africa International News 

Toll from Tanzania fuel truck blast rises to 82: hospital

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3,340 total views, no views today BY AFP,14TH AUG 2019-The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania at the weekend has climbed to 82 after seven more people died from their injuries, a hospital official said Wednesday. A spokesman for the National Hospital in Dar es Salaam said 32 others were being treated, including 17 in intensive care, following one of the deadliest oil tanker blasts in Africa in recent years. “We are continuing to fight as best we can to save those still alive,” the hospital spokesman, Aminiel…

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National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi declares Kibra Parliamentary seat vacant

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1,984 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Wednesday  officially declared the Kibra Parliamentary seat vacant following the death of area Member of Parliament Ken Okoth. This now paves the way for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to set a date for the Kibra by-election. “In pursuance of the provisions of section 16 (3) of the Elections Act, 2011, I command you that, due notice being given, you do cause election to be held according to law of a member of…

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Uhuru insists no extra penny , urges National Assembly and the Senate to end the stalemate over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019

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799 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAKURU,14TH AUG 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called on the National Assembly and the Senate to end the stalemate over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 to allow the release of funds to counties. He said Members of Parliament should act quickly to ensure that counties get their share of the available funds because any further delay will deny Kenyans the services they need. The President however reminded MPs that the Government does not have unlimited resources and should bear in mind that what…

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Business 

Revenue collection hits Ksh.1.580 Trillion in finacial year 2018/19 as KRA releases results

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1,302 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has recorded an impressive performance  with its revenue collection hitting Ksh.1.580 Trillion in financial year 2018/19. The superb performance is mainly contributed by an in increase in  its recoveries from tax avoidance to Ksh.8.53 billion across the 2018/19 financial year. The improved recoveries which represent a 60 percent increase from the Ksh.5.3 billion recovered across the preceding financial year come on the back on increased scrutiny on compliance by the tax man. At the same time, the…

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Local News 

Nairobi resident makes an offer of himself to Sonko for DG post in a newspaper advert

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1,097 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-A  Nairobi resident has  decided to  request  Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to appoint for the position of the deputy governor. Philip Sogoti Chepsat who is  a voter and a resident of Nairobi made his request as an ‘expression of interest’ in one of the local dailies on Wednesday. Sogoti believes that he is driven by a ‘strong conviction’ that he could make a significant contribution to Governor Sonko’s efforts to improve Nairobi City. Sogoti who  says he is a university graduate…

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Sports 

Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Extends LaLiga and FKF partnership For Season Three

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2,974 total views, 1 views today Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday, 13th August 2019… Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today announced an extended partnership with LaLiga, the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish League and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for the third season of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom youth tournament. This year’s tournament will also feature coaching clinics to be conducted in partnership with LaLiga as part of efforts to upskill local football coaches as well. “We are grateful for a chance to once again partner with Safaricom and LaLiga to give young, aspiring…

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