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South Sudan hails China’s support to health sector

South Sudan's Deputy President James Wani Igga (C) addresses journalists during a visit to the Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, capital of South Sudan, May 22, 2019. Phase one of the 33 million U.S. dollars medical assistance provided by the Chinese government to improve...

Economy flying into headwinds

Fred Aminga @faminga Kenya’s economy is headed for tougher times even as National Treasury proposes a Sh3.08 trillion budget for the 2019/20 financial year with projections growth may not surpass last year’s expansion of 6.3 per cent. The Parliamentary Budget Office report on Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure...

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

President Donald Trump. Photo/AFP Some of the world’s biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a “catastrophic” effect on consumers. A letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas, says...

Parliament’s budget office raises concern over Big Four

George Kebaso @Morarak Parliamentary experts on budgeting have raised concern over the pace at which the Big Four projects are being implemented, three years and four months to the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s term in office. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) said the slow pace of implementing...

Lobby claims cops shot boy, 3 others in Kilifi eviction

Lobby claims cops shot boy, 3 others in Kilifi eviction. Four people, including a 10-year-old boy, are admitted to various hospitals after being shot by police during an eviction in Mtwapa, Kilifi county. The squatters were shot when a confrontation ensued...

Michira to use Mumias meeting as part of Africa Games preps

Amos Abuga @PeopleSports11 A large number of Kenya sprinters who took part in the 2019 IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan have opted out of this weekend’s second leg of Athletics Kenya Track and Field Meet at Mumias Complex citing fatigue. Sprinter Neviah Michira, who was part of...

Kenyan consumer bears brunt of Huawei debacle

Seth Onyango @SethManex Kenyans have been caught up in the crossfire in the United States-China trade wars after tech giant Google restricted Huawei’s access to its Android operating system and apps ― a move expected to have far-reaching implications on the local smartphone market. Huawei smartphone owners and...

Reprieve for New KCC bosses in corruption case

Corruption. Photo/File New Kenya Cooperatives Creameries (KCC) managing director Nixon Sigey and two other managers yesterday heaved a sigh of relief after the High Court dismissed an application to have them step aside over claims of graft and nepotism. “If employees...

It is now 18 and counting for Gor as they seal third straight Premier League title

Record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia yesterday finally confirmed their inevitable 18th league title after several botched attempts. The feat was accomplished in style at Kasarani Stadium where K’Ogalo’s closest pursuers Bandari lost their mathematical chance of toppling the log leaders. Tasked with winning all their games while hoping...

CS, Kebs clear air on spare parts ban

Reuben Mwambingu  and Barry Silah @PeopleDailyKe Trade Cabinet secretary Peter Munya yesterday clarified that the government has not imposed a total ban on importation of used motor vehicle spare parts, a sentiment shared by Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs). Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with the...

Why Ruto allies have now turned guns on Kibicho office

Anthony Mwangi and Mercy Mwai @PeopleDailyKe Hushed and open talk of conspiracies dominated Jubilee Party yesterday after it emerged that a section of its legislators had dropped proposed impeachment motion against Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i, changing their target instead to his Principal secretary Karanja Kibicho. A number...

Senior Shujaa players opt to join Samurai select for European event

Five Kenya Sevens stars have joined Samurai international select squad to contest the European Rugby Sevens champions trophy at a time when Shujaa is fighting for its life in the final two rounds of the season in London and Paris. In what is increasingly becoming a sad...

Western nations urge swift Sudan deal

Sudanese demonstrators shout slogans. Photo/AFP Khartoum, Wednesday The United States, Britain and Norway called for a swift agreement between Sudanese protesters and generals on installing civilian rule, saying it would be harder for them to work with any other new authority....

Non-funded income drives KCB profit to Sh5.8b

Zachary Ochuodho @zachuodho Increased non-funded income, growth of the loan book and reduction in interest expense contributed to KCB Group’s net profit rise of 11.5 per cent to Sh5.8 billion in the first quarter of the year. KCB Group chief executive and managing director Joshua Oigara said while...

Magoha-Sossion showdown not good for CBC, say stakeholders

Irene Githinji @gitshee Education stakeholders are warning that the ongoing standoff over the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) could hurt its implementation and the country’s quality of education. While the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) is insisting that CBC should be suspended until issues it has raised are addressed,...

Kenya’s athletics Team Manager at Rio Olympics gets decade-long ban

Nairobi, Wednesday @PeopleSport11 Michael Rotich, Kenya’s athletics team manager at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, has been banned from the sport for 10 years after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Ethics Board found him guilty of “dishonest and corrupt” conduct. Former Athletics Kenya...

May’s last bid to salvage Brexit deal now at risk

British Prime Minister Theresa May. London, Thursday British Prime Minister Theresa May’s (pictured) final bid to salvage her EU divorce deal appeared doomed on Wednesday as pro-Brexit Conservatives and opposition MPs rejected her attempts at a compromise to end months of...

All eyes on banks as State launches mortgage lender

Martin Mwita @MwitaMartin The launch of the Kenya Mortgage Refinancing Company (KMRC) has now turned the heat on lenders, as the government soldiers on to implement the affordable housing arm of the Big Four Agenda amid pending issues. President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled KMRC in Nairobi yesterday, setting the...

Ouko proposes seizure of assets from graft lords

Seth Onyango @SethManex Auditor General Edward Ouko has proposed 75 per cent cash seizure from individuals who cannot explain the source of their wealth, asserting the move will invigorate the war on graft. In a radical move, he was categorical that only a lifestyle audit on both...

Osok’s lone goal sees National Super League leaders open four-point gap

Barry Silah @obel_barry Wazito are inching closer to a return to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) following their fourth straight win after weighing down Thika United 1-0 at Camp Toyoyo yesterday. That win ensured they opened a four-point lead at the top of the standings following Kisumu Allstars...

Ramaphosa re-elected as South African president

Cape Town, Thursday South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections. Ramaphosa was “duly elected president of the Republic of South Africa,” chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told parliament after Ramaphosa was...

Co-op Bank first quarter profit up 6pc

Zachary Ochuodho @zachuodho Co-operative Bank Group has posted a net profit of Sh3.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019 and earmarked Sh15.2 billion to be disbursed to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The profit during the period under review grew by 5.9 per cent from Sh3.4...

Senators protest ‘illegal’ arrest of Malala, Gikaria

Hillary Mageka @hillarymageka Senators want Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai summoned to explain the indiscriminate arrest and detention of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala. At the same time, the lawmakers have protested the arrest and incarceration of Nakuru Town MP David Gikaria...

IEBC seeks Sh4b to clear pending 2017 bills

IEBC seeks Sh4b to clear pending 2017 bills. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission wants Parliament to allocate it Sh3.9 billion to pay suppliers and lawyers who provided services during the 2017 General Election. The commission also wants the House...

KeNHA recommends deportation of four Chinese contractors

Pascal Sala Kenya National Highways Authority (KenNHA) has recommended cancelation of work permits for four Chinese contractors accused of assaulting Kenyan engineer in Turkana. KeNHA through its corporate communication assistant director Charles Njogu said in a press release, the conduct is against the conditions of...

Algeria officially malaria-free, says WHO

CNN Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease. WHO said there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease, which has been making a comeback globally....

PPB kicks off countrywide crackdown on illegal chemists, sensitisation campaigns

Milliam Murigi @millymur1 Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) has kicked off a major crackdown to weed out all quack doctors and illegal health facilities countywide which do not meet the requirements set by the Ministry of Health. Speaking in Nairobi during their first sensitisation roadshow, PPB Chief Executive...

Ghana’s Gyan available for Nations Cup after president intervenes

ACCRA (Reuters) Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has bowed to a presidential request to make himself available for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations just 48 hours after announcing his international retirement. Gyan quit the national team on Monday, seemingly unhappy at having the captaincy taken...

South African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as state president

South African lawmakers on Wednesday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as state president in the first sitting of parliament since the ruling African National Congress won a majority of parliamentary seats in an election earlier this month. Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, was elected unopposed by...

Olympic marathon silver medallist Kirwa suspended for doping

Bahrain's Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa celebrates after finishing second at the Women's Marathon during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Photo/Reuters Reuters Bahrain’s Olympic women’s marathon silver medallist...
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