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Kakamega turns abuzz with sevens rugby

Kakamega Town will this weekend get a feel of hosting a local sevens rugby competition, the inaugural Kakamega 7s rugby tourney set to kick start the 2019 Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) sevens circuit six-legged calendar. The Bull Ring arena, home to Western Bulls ‘Echulusi’ will host the two...

‘Tunataka pay bill’ chants disrupts SportPesa function in Kisumu

Chant of ‘tunataka pay bill’ temporarily disrupted SportPesa Kits for Africa function in Nyamasaria, Kisumu County on Thursday, as desperate gamers seeked answers on the on going tussle. SportPesa’s Assistant Marketing Manager Public Relations, Lola Okulo had to cut her speech shot to explain to the crowd that...

kick off WPL second leg

Women Premier League (WPL) holders Vihiga Queens kick off their second leg fixtures at home as they host debutants Kibera Girls and arch rivals Thika Queens on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The two fixtures hand the defending champions a chance to reclaim top spot and go three points...

Chespol, Emase dominant at Prisons trials

World U20 steeplechase champion Cellphine Chespol and Peter Emase were respective winners of the women’s 5,000m and men’s 10,000m respectively on Day One of the Kenya Prisons Service Athletics Championships that went down at the Kasarani Stadium on Friday. Emase who has been out with a knee and...

Kim upbeat despite Stars landing tricky qualifier group

Harambee Stars assistant coach Francis Kimanzi has welcomed the draw for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers released by Confederation of African Football (CAF) following the draw in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday night. The Dutch trained tactician who assisted Frenchman Sebastian Migne in securing Kenya’s Afcon appearance...

I could have quit if we won Champions League Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he may well have quit Tottenham had they won the Champions League. Before the semi-final second leg, which saw Spurs come from the dead against Ajax to seal a place in the final, the Argentine made the stunning statement that he would consider...

Sicily receives polio vaccines, dismisses shortage claims

By Christine Musa and Alvin Mwangi Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki on Friday received 1.9 million doses of measles vaccines stock at Kitengela vaccine depot. “I assure the public that there is no shortage of vaccines.  The vaccines are here and are going to be distributed to county...

Algerian fans spark national identity debate in France

Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities following clashes involving Algerian football fans that have touched off a debate about national identity. Algeria play Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations on Friday...

Primary schools oppose order stopping CBA implementation

By Alvin Mwangi Primary school heads have protested a ruling made by the High Court to stop implementation of  their  2017-21 collective bargaining agreement (CBA), saying it will affect their career progression. Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (Kepsha) chair Nicholas Gathemia on Friday said the ruling should...

Pacquiao battling age and hungry Thurman

Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of time here Saturday when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown. The 40-year-old Filipino icon clashes with Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas...

How to make compensation cash last a lifetime

  Francis Muli How to make compensation cash last a lifetime Early this week, residents of Pangani Estate woke up to bulldozers pulling down structures that they had called home for years. The City Hall moved to demolish the houses on Monday night to pave way for the...

Maraga urges Parliament, Executive to resolve revenue standoff

By Paul Muhoho Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday advised the Executive and the two Houses of Parliament to negotiate and reconcile the controversial Division of Revenue Bill in national interest. The head of the Judiciary said government institutions should work harmoniously and only seek redress from courts...

Best ways to pass assets to children

  Hellen Njeri Recent deaths of Tanzanian billionaire Reginald Mengi and Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore have rekindled the debate over how super-rich people are supposed to pass their fortune to their children and grandchildren – if at all. While some wealthy parents want to leave money to their kids, but are...

Kobia urges youths to enroll for vocational courses

Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet secretary Margaret Kobia. Mathew Ndung’u Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia on Friday urged the youth to enroll for vocational courses to tap into available opportunities in the job market. She...

FKE pushes for expansion of workers’ skills

Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) chief executive Jacqueline Mugo on Friday  asked stakeholders to join hands and expand the skills of their workers. At a media conference, Mugo said FKE working with other stakeholders to shape the future of employment and create jobs. She emphasised the need to...

Another first for Kenya as Uhuru commissions Africa’s largest wind power project

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday commissioned the Lake Turkana Wind Power Farm, Africa’s largest wind power project, which has an installed capacity of 310 megawatts of clean, reliable and low cost electricity. Uhuru also commissioned the 428km high voltage power transmission line and the upgrading of Loyangalani to...

United States extends working hand to Somaliland

The United States will continue supporting growth in Somaliland as part of it’s initiative to work closely with countries in the Horn of Africa. A delegation from the United States led by Ambassador Donald Yamamoto visited Somaliland president Muse Bihi on Thursday in Hargeisa with key among the...

‘Blackberry’ faces uncertain future after Gor contract ends

Nine years after blazing the trail as the league’s most valuable player, even earning a move to Europe, George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo is a man on serious decline and lingers pensively in the current player transfer window without a contract and uncertain if he is wanted by Gor Mahia....

Ushuru axe Kenyatta, replaces him with ‘Odijo’

Ken Kenyatta’s lengthy reign at former Kenyan Premier League side Ushuru FC has finally come to an end. A letter from the Club Chairman David Logongo through the Club Management Committee has formally appointed team assistant James Omondi as the Acting Coach. The effect of...

Confusion at Shabana camp after players snub opening training day

Confusion, panic and uncertainty has engulfed the camp of Kisii-based Shabana as the team failed to report back to camp as scheduled for the preseason preparations. Shabana were scheduled to resume preseason camp on Monday but that did not happen with team head coach Gilbert Selebwa left stranded....

Kenyan champions Gor dare Green Eagles

James Magayi @magayijim Kenyan champions Gor Mahia face a stern test in their quest for a 4 diadem in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Championships as they take on high-flying Zambian outfit Green Eagles at Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda today. After trouncing...

AK keen to convince multiple Olympic champion Kemboi out of retirement

Amos Abuga @PeopleSport11 Two-time Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi is likely to come out of retirement from track races ahead of August 20-22 national trials at the Nyayo National Stadium to be used to select a team for the World Championship slated for September 28 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar....

Confident Morans depart for Afro-CAN basketball tourney in Mali

National basketball men’s team, Morans, leave this morning for Bamako, Mali where they are set to take part in the inaugural senior men’s basketball Afro-CAN (African Nations’ Championship), that tips off on July 19 to 29. The fixtures released on Monday by FIBA for the competition, which brings...

Athletics Kenya lays down regulations ahead of picking a team

Amos Abuga @PeopleSport11 All the 84 probable athletes for the August 20-22 national championships-cum-trials for the Doha World Athletics Championships must have undergone at least four doping tests in the last 10 months, Athletics Kenya (AK) said yesterday. AK president Jack Tuwei said the championships will be held...

Efforts ongoing to decongest prisons, avert welfare crisis

Commissioner General of Prisons Wycliffe Ogalo. The Prisons Service has initiated various measures to decongest correctional facilities so as to avert a looming humanitarian crisis. Commissioner General of Prisons Wycliffe Ogalo (pictured) says the penal institutions have more than twice their...

Nigeria need to get the bronze medal

Cairo, Tuesday @PeopleSports11 Former Nigeria goalkeeper and coach Ike Shorunmu has urged the Super Eagles to go all out to win bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Gernot Rohr’s side face Tunisia in the third/fourth-place playoff on Wednesday after their 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semi-final. Sunday’s loss...

State undecided on proposal to import maize

Mercy Mwai and Irene Githinji @PeopleDailyKe The government is finding itself in a Catch-22 situation over the proposed importation of maize to forestall a possible food crisis, People Daily has established. At a Cabinet committee meeting yesterday, ministers agreed that although maize imports normally open floodgates for corruption, the country...

Zoo intend to inject new blood amid movement

Zoo FC head coach Herman Iswekha trains with players at the Kericho Green Stadium recently. Photo/PHILIP YEGON Zoo Kericho seeks to enlist services of five new players before the next season starts in a bid to bolster performance of the Kericho-based...

EU top nominee in green deal vow

EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Strasbourg, Tuesday The woman nominated to head the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has pledged to launch a “green deal for Europe”, in a bid for MEPs’ support. von der Leyen set out her...

Why Central Bank Governor is uneasy about online lenders

Lewis Njoka @LewisNjoka Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge is unsettled on how the mobile lending sector in the country is operating as most of the players are not regulated. Speaking during the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival that closed at Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi yesterday, ...
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