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Couple who met on Twitter get married, welcome set of twins within a year

A Nigerian couple has given many people hope for love after revealing they met on Twitter and now has a set of a twins together.Luqmon Oriyomi Omotayo and his gorgeous wife met in 2018 after the two hit each other up on the DM.//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsSpeaking to TUKO.co.ke, the proud father...

We won’t stop early 2022 politics – MP Alice Wahome dares Uhuru

- Th MP argued the president cannot stop them from politicking given that he would not be running in 2022- She held that politics would not stop development because MPs are not responsible for implementation of government projects- This came a few days after an angry Uhuru sternly warned...

Kenya’s loan defaulters rate on a sharp rise – Report

- From 2015, the ratio of Non Performing Loans (NPL) has climbed from 6.2% to 10.4% in quarter one of 2019- High default rate means banks will be tougher on extending loans to clients with SMEs being badly hit- Bad credit score has led to over 500,000 Kenyans being...

Barclays driving growth of SMEs in Kenya with customised banking solutions

Barclays Bank (Absa) has not only been helping the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access capital, but also equipping the owners with management skills they need to succeed.An estimated 46% of SMEs in Kenya close shop within a year of operation, and this is because they require more funding...

US embassy won’t accept new Kenyan notes from visa applicants

- Applicants have been advised to pay for services using either credit cards or old notes- The US embassy said it was in the process of developing procedures to accept new currency- At least Tanzania and Ugandan governments have suspended conversion of Kenyan moneyThe US Embassy in Kenya shall...

Nandi police boss transferred week after watching Governor Sang destroy tea plantation

- Nandi police boss Thomas came under criticism after Governor Sang destroyed tea plantation- There were security concerns on why the county boss could not be arrested despite uprooting tea plans for two days- The county commander was reportedly summoned to Nairobi headquarters before his replacement was announcedThe government...

State wants preachers to acquire certificates of good conduct in order to officiate marriages

- Church ministers officiating Christian marriages will have to produce a number of certificates before they do so- Among the certificates will be that of good conduct, church membership and a copy of certificate of registration of their places of worship- The proposal seeks to ensure that only...

Safaricom introduces reverse call service

Safaricom customers can now transfer call costs to their loved ones in a reverse call feature that has been introduced by Kenya's largest telecommunication company. The service enables a caller to transfer the cost of a call to the receiver by adding ‘#’ before the number they are calling....

Kilifi county wants NEMA impose a total ban on diapers and pads

- Kilifi CEC for environment Mariam noted a bigger percentage of diapers and pads contribute to environmental pollution- She said most of the plastic products do not decompose after use- The CEC also said the county had enough dumping sites and they were looking forward to bringing in a...

Kiambu police officers beat up deputy county commissioner alongside his wife, son

- Njiru deputy county commissioner James Mwangi Wamute was driving home with his family- The officers accosted them on their way and began assaulting his son, prompting him to intervene- They later escorted them to Githunguri police station together with Wamute’s wife Charity MukueAn aspect of indiscipline in the...

Othaya Girls’ School headteacher Jane Waceke wins 2019 Principal of the Year Award

- Waceke was awarded for her outstanding innovation and integration of ICT in her school- She introduced a double digit focus where several schools sync timetables to share ideas- Her school has an e-learning centre where students see each other from their computer screens and ask and answer questions-...

Robert Alai arrested for sharing photos of police officers killed by IED explosives in Wajir

- Alai is accused of sharing photos of police officers who were killed by al-Shabaab militants in Wajir- The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) raised concerns over the blogger's decision to share the images- National Police Service (NPS) condemned the move saying it was tantamount to supporting terrorismPolice...

Kakamega twins Melon and Sharon drop plans to sue hospital where they were separated at birth

- DNA results confirmed the lookalike teens Sharon and Melon were indeed biologically identical twins- The girls were born in Kakamega county referral hospital where the erroneous exchange happened- The parents had vowed to move to court to sue the hospital over the matter- They have since changed their...

Kisumu: County government to fine noisy professional mourners in new law

- The new laws came into place in 2014 but have never been implemented fully- Individuals found mourning within Kisumu town will be charged KSh 2,000 fine and KSh 20,000 fine for the bereaved family- The county government accused the mourners of scaring off investors from the cityKisumu county...

Widow accuses Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris of grabbing her KSh 300M property

- The house was rented to Passaris in 2006 on lease agreement by the widow's late husband- It was later sold to Ken Petro Enterprises and she was required to vacate the house- The Woman Rep moved to court where she obtained orders to stop sale of the property...

KQ flight forced to turn mid-air, make emergency landing in Mombasa due to mechanical failure

Kenya Airways (KQ) flight was on Monday, June 17, evening forced to reverse mid-air and make an emergency landing a few minutes after take-off.The Nairobi-bound flight KQ609 had departed from Moi International Airport in Mombasa at 1754 hours (5:54pm) and was airborne until 1807 hours ( 06:07pm) when the...

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is dead

- Mohamed Morsi was elected president in 2012 but was outed in July 2013- He was accused of espionage with the Palestinian Hamas militant group- Morsi was slapped with a death sentence but the harsh ruling was overturned- He collapsed after speaking in court and passed on after being...

Mombasa family appeals for help to find missing 4-year-old daughter

A Mombasa family is in distress following the sudden disappearance of their young girl who is suspected to have been abducted while heading home from school.The four-year-old girl identified as Annudha Muhammad Abbas was reportedly abducted by an unknown woman near their home in Siwatu Estate, Mtopanga, Mombasa.//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.6According to...

Suspect in Moi University student Ivy Wangechi’s killing denied bail

- Naftali Kinuthia is accused of planning and executing the murder of Wangechi on Tuesday, April 9- Reports indicated the two were in a relationship before he ended her life- Naftali allegedly attacked and killed her on suspicion that she was cheating on him- The suspect denied the...

Are these the Tanga Tanga politicians who have made President Uhuru Kenyatta angry?

- DP Ruto has intensified his 2022 campaigns, defying Uhuru’s warning against premature politicking- Ferdinand Waititu, Ndindi Nyoro and Kimani Ichung’wa have been the face of Tanga Tanga in Mt Kenya- Kipchumba Murkomen and Oscar Sudi have crudely challenged the handshake and war on corruptionPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has never...

Govt says no case of Ebola in Kenya as 3 more are quarantined

The government has allayed concerns and fears of suspected case of Ebola in Kenya saying no such disease has been confirmed in the country.Kenyans have, however, been advised to remain vigilant following reports that a woman travelling from Malaba town on Kenya-Uganda border to Kericho was admitted at Kericho...

Willy Paul left perplexed after ratchet fan forces herself on him during performance

It is public knowledge that Willy Paul is Kenya's bad boy in the gospel music industry.The singer has over the years been shocking his fans and Kenyans with his many theatrics that include women, bhang and controversial posts, some pretty un-Christian actions on and off the stage.//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jsHowever, TUKO.co.ke recently...

Grateful woman praises God for enabling her to buy house at 24 years

A young woman has left social media in awe after narrating how she bought her first house at 24 years.The excited woman only identified as Phillistus could not hide her joy as she showed off the result of her hard work.//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThrough a heartwarming tweet, the beauty showed off the...

Police arrest 5 suspects linked to digging tunnel, stealing KSh 1.5M from Kitui bank

- The five are employees of the financial institution which was robbed during the heist- Police suspect they could have colluded with the gang to rob the bank- It is alleged the employees decided to keep cash in their office desk drawers instead of using the bank’s safes- The...

MP Alice Wahome hits out at Uhuru for lecturing Mt Kenya leaders

- Wahome termed as unfortunate president's remarks during Akorino annual conference- She said leaders from Central Kenya region, herself included, were not beneficiaries of anyone- Uhuru had issued a stern warning to Jubilee leaders engaging in early campaigns despite his directivesKandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has hit back...

Norah Borus: Kenyans mourn 2013 top KCSE student who died in unclear circumstances

- Norah Chelagat Borus was found dead at her residence in the United States on Friday, June 14- The deceased was student of Computer Science at Stanford University- Chelagat sat for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Precious Blood Riruta in 2013 and emerged top.- She was...

Ebola: Suspected first case of deadly disease reported in Kenya

- A woman suspected to have been infected with the disease was admitted at Kericho Referral Hospital and isolated- Her blood sample was collected and taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi for further analysis- The county government of Kericho noted results from preliminary tests were expected to...

Kenyan newspapers review for June 17: Kakamega County Hospital starts search for Sharon, Melon birth records

President Uhuru Kenyatta's furious remarks on MPs who have refused to tone down 2022 succession politics were widely covered by newspapers on Monday, June 17.The dailies also report on mystery death of Norah Borus, Kenyan student who was studying at Stanford University in the US.1. NationStaff at Kakamega County...

Eldoret tycoon Buzeki could lose assets to auctioneers over KSh 118 million debt

- Landmark Port Conveyors was ordered to to sell assets belonging to Buzeki Enterprises to recover its debt- The complainant will collect monthly installment of KSh 3 million from defendantuntil the multi-million is settled- The two companies have been fighting in court since 2015 following a land...

Kenyan firm partners with Singaporean developer to deliver Uhuru’s much publicised affordable housing units

- Heri Homes has partnered with Singapore's Afra Holdings Ltd which has wide knowledge in affordable housing- It has 8,888 houses and has committed to set aside 2,000 units for the affordable housing plan- Over 800 people own homes in Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos courtesy of Heri Homes-...
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17% of pupils abusing drugs, NACADA survey shows. Photo/Courtesy Zadock Angira @PeopleDailyKe Former soldier and unsuccessful 2013...

Hope at last for youth as Sh100bn fund set up

A fund targeting over Sh100 billion has been set up to train and help five million young people in Kenya to get...

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