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Fallen giants AC Milan suffer record losses

Troubled former Italian footballing giants AC Milan have suffered record losses, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday. Gazzetta Dello Sport claimed that in the year to June 30, 2019, losses rose by 16 percent to 146 million ($162 million, Sh16.4 billion) euros compared to 126 million euros for the...

Tension at Vigilance House amid mass transfers of police officers

Tension is brewing at Vigilance House, the headquarters of the National Police Service, which has in recent days come under scrutiny over indiscipline amid an ambitious reform agenda. The crux of the matter is a policy that has seen hundreds of officers transferred in the recent past, causing unease in...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hurt in motorcycle crash

Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday. Duterte, whose health has been the subject of intense public speculation, suffered the mishap at the Malacanang presidential palace compound late Wednesday, according to spokesman Salvador Panelo. The crash...

Meru nurse killed after car collides head on with matatu

A nurse working at Nyambene Level Four Hospital died Wednesday while nine passengers sustained injuries when two vehicles they were travelling in collided at Kaithe market along the Meru-Maua road. Mr Silas Mugambi, 35, who was driving his Toyota Caldina was fatally wounded when his car collided head on with...

Historic Kipchoge feat adds to Ineos’ growing sporting portfolio

When Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna this month, his performance had been meticulously planned by one of sport's major new players, the petrochemicals giant Ineos. Founded and 60-percent owned by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos is using its...

Treasury on the spot over Sh1bn insurance claims

The National Treasury is on the spot after it emerged that it is withholding more than Sh1 billion in insurance claims to civil servants who have died or got injured in the line of duty. This comes as Parliament launched investigations into the whereabouts of over Sh150 billion allocated by...

Why Ganda by-election is a litmus test for Aisha Jumwa and ODM

The battle for Ganda Ward by-election on Thursday has turned out to be a matter of do or die for Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who also aspires to succeed Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi in the 2022 general election. According to political analysts, the Ganda mini-poll is a litmus test for...

Nakuru dispensaries face closure over poor services

Seven dispensaries operated by the Nakuru County government have been issued with closure notice as they do not comply with the minimum health standards. Bagaria, Banita, Mbaruk, Naishi Game, Namuncha, Ndabibi and Ngondi dispensaries earmarked for closure as the services they offered were substandard. Also affected by the closure is the...

Kenya coach Feeney eager to test level of local boys

Kenya coach Paul Feeney has described Shujaa’s and Morans’ opponents at this weekend’s Safari Sevens as tough and interesting. Arguably, Morans, the 2000 champions, have landed a tough Pool “A” where they face three-time World Rugby Series champions and tournament favourites South Africa’s Blitzbokke, Uganda and Burundi. This is the first...

Kenya rolls out free cervical cancer vaccine

Kenya will Friday become the 16th African nation to roll out a free cervical cancer vaccine for 10-year-old schoolgirls. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which will be administered to 800,000 girls, will mainly be funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), who have disbursed $5,981,400 (about Sh600...

I’m not looking for job, Uhuru tells BBI critics

President Kenyatta was on Wednesday categorical he was not keen on extending his term in office, but read the Riot Act to opponents of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) said to be pushing for expansion of the Cabinet. Mr Kenyatta who had been accused in some quarters of working with...

Brokers flouting potato bags law arrested in Nyandarua

An enforcement team in Nyandarua County on Wednesday evening arrested brokers and impounded fifty-nine overweight bags of potatoes in Ol Kalou town. This follows an intensified crackdown on people flouting the potato packaging law. They also impounded a truck loaded with the potatoes which is being detained at Ol Kalou Police...

Why coaches, refs were locked out of FKF elections

The Kenya Football Referees Association (Kefora), Kenya Football Coaches Association (Kefoca) and the Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (Kefwa) will not participate in the upcoming Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections. According to FKF, the three bodies have not held their own elections for a while and are therefore not eligible to...

From Kibra slum to league of world’s top 100 pathologists

Dr Ahmed Kalebi has come a long way from his humble upbringing in Nairobi’s Kibra slums to become a major player in the fast-changing world of pathology. The Jamhuri High School alumnus was this week named among the 100 personalities around the world recognised for advancing medical laboratory science practice...

I’m distressed, man with half a million of Sh1,000 old notes says

Mr Julius Odinga Mboga is a seriously distressed man. The 60-year-old resident of Sirondha village in Siaya County is yet to come to terms with his bad luck. Tucked under a mattress in his house are the old, and now worthless Sh1,000 notes, all totalling half a million Kenya shillings. For unclear...

Eliud Kipchoge inspired me to win – Cherono

Chicago Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono on Wednesday jetted back home and was received by family and friends at the Eldoret International Airport. His mother Mary Cherono adorned him with a sinendet (it means a garland in Kalenjin) before giving him mursik (traditional fermented milk). This shows a hero was...

Trump letter to Erdogan over Turkey-Syrian war: ‘Don’t be a fool’

Washington, "Don't be a fool," Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria -- warning history risked branding him a "devil." Three days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated...

Kosgei: I win clean, you can take that to the bank

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Coast public hospitals run out of drugs over Sh300m Kemsa debt

Major hospitals in the Coast have been hit by an acute shortage of drugs, putting thousands of lives at risk. Counties in the region owe the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) more than Sh300 million, which has seen some of them cut off drug supply. In total, 44 counties owe the...

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash: state media

Riyadh, Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi...

Mysterious hill where objects defy gravity

At Kyamwilu hill, about 12 kilometres from Machakos town along the Machakos-Kangundo road, lies a mysterious hill where objects defy gravity. The phenomenon has baffled both residents and visitors, attracting curious onlookers to the site. For instance, if you pour water on the road it moves upwards instead of the opposite...

Celebrate Eliud Kipchoge without attacking Paul Tergat

Congratulations are in order for Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei for making history and re-affirming the country’s supremacy in the 42km race.Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier in the 42-2km race in Vienna while Kosgei did it in Chicago by breaking the 16-year-old record held by Briton Paula Radcliffe...

NCPB men play UoN in handball league match

The Kenya Handball Federation men’s league continues this weekend with defending champions National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) facing 18th placed University of Nairobi (UoN) at Kaloleni court. It will be the first match of the 2019/2020 season for UoN who have no point. NCPB have played four matches and...

City Stars hit Nairobi Stima to keep lead

Nairobi City Stars beat Nairobi Stima 2-1 at Karuturi grounds “Old Trafford” in Naivasha to keep their unbeaten record intact, as the National Super League marked its ninth round on Wednesday. Struggling former glamour club Shabana inflicted Vihiga United’s first league defeat in a five-goal thriller at Gusii stadium. City Star’s...

Sudan declares ‘permanent ceasefire’ as peace talks hit snag

Sudan announced Wednesday a "permanent ceasefire" in the country's war zones even as a key rebel group threatened to pull out of peace talks, accusing government forces of bombing its territory. Juba has been hosting talks between new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's government and delegates from two umbrella groups of...

Gabon’s Bongo vows to ‘complete mission’ despite health speculation

Libreville Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba on Wednesday completed a decade in office, vowing to push ahead with economic reforms and an anti-corruption drive despite questions over his health after suffering a stroke nearly a year ago. "I feel good. And feeling better and better each day," Bongo said in an...

Voi father in court for biting his four-month-old son’s genitals

A 23-year-old father was on Wednesday arraigned in a Voi court for allegedly biting the genitals of his four-month-old son in Taita Taveta County. Mr Salim Mwaluma is accused of assaulting the infant at his home in Mwingoni village, Voi last week causing him serious injuries. The man was charged with...

Inter star undergoes ankle surgery

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez has undergone surgery in Barcelona after picking up an ankle injury on international duty, his Italian club Inter Milan confirmed on Wednesday. Sanchez hobbled off in the 88th minute of a goalless draw in the friendly against Colombia in Alicante on Saturday. Inter said that Sanchez underwent...

Price of bread rises 60pc overnight in Zimbabwe

Harare, The price of bread shot up 60 percent overnight in Zimbabwe, in the latest blow for a population already struggling with spiralling living costs. Zimbabweans can barely keep pace with the price rises that have rekindled fears of hyperinflation which reached 500 billion percent a decade ago and...

Punguza Mizigo bill on brink of collapse as 11 more counties reject it

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot’s daring attempt to change the Constitution through a popular initiative dubbed Punguza Mizigo bill is on the verge of collapse as more county assemblies rejected it on Wednesday. Baringo, Machakos, Kitui, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Mombasa, Marsabit, Vihiga, Kilifi, Migori and Isiolo county assemblies rejected the...
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