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Result: Palace secure late draw to all but end City’s title hopes

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 1,128 total views BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH JAN,2020-Fernandinho scored a last-minute own goal as Manchester City were held to a dramatic 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Two late goals from Sergio Aguero looked to have settled a Premier League contest that burst into life in the closing stages after Cenk Tosun had headed Palace into a first-half lead. But Palace, who had defended resolutely for most of the game, refused to give up and Wilfried Zaha’s late drive into the box paid off when his cross was deflected and turned in off Fernandinho. Cenk Tosun gave Crystal Palace…

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Odinga says the handshake which birthed BBI has won international acclaim

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 360 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,18TH JAN,2020-Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga says ‘the handshake’ is symbolic of Kenya’s political unity and it has even attracted international attention. Speaking during the Building Bridges Initiative forum in Kakamega county Bukhungu Stadium, Saturday, the opposition leader noted the handshake has worked for the greater good of the country. Raila said that he and President Uhuru have been invited to the United States for two days early next month to speak about the handshake. “The president and I have been invited to Washington DC for…

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You worked with Raila twice and it failed work with me in 2022,DP Ruto tells Kalonzo

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 3,488 total views BY|DPPS| JOAN WANJIKU-,Deputy President William Ruto has asked Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to consider working with him ahead of the 2022 General Election. Ruto was speaking at the funeral of former Cabinet Secretary Cleopas Mailus’s mother who passed away in early January. The second-in-command lauded the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying it has given leaders an opportunity to work together regardless of their political affiliations. At the same time Ruto said it was about time for Kalonzo to try a different formula as his support of Raila in…

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Mudavadi, Wetangula say Western is united, throwing vow to support BBI

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 3,474 total views,  1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JAN,2020-Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula now say Western Kenya is united, adding that no one will be able to divide the region. Speaking during their surprise appearances at the second Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) sensitization rally in Kakamega County, the two leaders said BBI is the answer to the country’s problems. On his part, Wetangula urged Kenyans to not focus on one pillar of the report while forgetting others. “BBI is not about leaders;…

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Education ministry extends form one reporting date by one week

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 4,453 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-The Ministry of Education has extended the admission period of form one pupils into secondary schools by seven days, making the new deadline January 24th. In a statement, the ministry has advised schools to use the extension to trace all their learners who have not reported, as well as capture all reported learners in National Education Information Management System, NEMIS. The Ministry has also urged Primary School head teachers to ensure that all their 2019 candidates have been placed and reported to schools. “They should…

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Embakasi MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino transferred to the Gigiri Police Station

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 1,289 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-Embakasi MP Paul Ongili also known as  Babu Owino has been transferred to the Gigiri Police Station. He had initially been taken to the Kilimani Police Station after his arrest over the shooting of Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve. “He (Babu Owino) was transferred to the Gigiri Police Station to avoid the kind of traffic that was here yesterday….people insisting that they want to talk to him…his supporters and everybody because at that point they were interfering with investigations ,” his lawyer…

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Gun owners association expresses concern over ‘possible’ misuse of firearms

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 1,530 total views,  1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-The National Gun Owners Association of Kenya (NGAO) have expressed concern over reports of possible misuse of firearms by civilians in the recent past. “As an Association we are especially concerned that these few irresponsible licensed firearm owners are giving the remaining close to 18,000 responsible firearm owners a bad name,” said NGAO in statement to newsrooms. The association said that the use of a firearm as envisaged by law, is only justifiable for the protection of life and property. The association…

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Appointment of Stephen Gitahi as UoN VC revoked

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 844 total views,  1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has  dissolved the University of Nairobi Council. Prof Magoha also revoked the appointment of Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the Vice-Chancellor of the institution until the ongoing consultative process of appointing a substantive VC is completed. In a statement, the CS however said Prof Kiama will continue dispensing his duties as Deputy VC, Human Resource and Administration at the university. He appointed Deputy VC (Finance, Planning and Development) Prof Isaac Meroka Mbeche as acting vice-chancellor. Prof Kiama…

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