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Ruto’s message to Origi, Wanyama after Champions League heroics

Origi, who also plays for the Belgium national team, is the son of former Kenyan professional footballer Mike Origi. He produced his best performance in a Liverpool shirt on Tuesday as he scored a brace to help Liverpool thrash favourites Barcelona at Anfield to book the Reds' appearance in...

Broke UoN, KU hold Sh4bn of staff cash

In particular, the university was unable to remit taxes and pension contributions amounting to Sh1.8 billion; audit fees of Sh3.4 million and other deductions of Sh204 million to beneficiaries.“Therefore, the university is technically insolvent and if no urgent positive steps are taken to improve the position, it may...

How I bagged hit collabo with Etana — Dan Aceda

Jamaican star and Grammy-nominated act Etana will be jetting into Kenya today for her Saturday show. She is set to headline a concert at Uhuru gardens called #EtanaReturns, which is part of her Reggae Forever World Tour. Ahead of her arrival, Dan Aceda, who worked with the star, says...

Tabaka craves technology to aid large-scale mining

Though the members of the Kisii community are known for their exploits in agriculture, they also have a history of cottage industries. The more pronounceable among them is the soapstone industry, where they exploit the soft stone for art purposes. Soapstone (also known as steatite or soaprock) is a talc-schist, a type of metamorphic rock. According...

Experts poke holes in Amana Capital report

Financial experts have disputed a report by Amana Capital which states   the shilling is overvalued, arguing that a single parameter cannot be used to determine currency performance. The report has hinted that the Kenyan shilling is overvalued by 30 per cent hence not showing its true picture in the...

Kabi wa Jesus and wife gift mothers Nanyuki holiday

As we head into Mother's Day, gospel singer and comedian Kabi wa Jesus and his wife Milly have set the bar by taking their mothers for a holiday in Maiyan Nanyuki, Laikipia county. The couple have been sharing videos of them having fun with their mums on their YouTube...

Man kills new wife, 18, in Kitui

Police in Kitui on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly slashed his newly married 18-year-old wife to death with a panga. The incident took place Katithini village in Misewani sublocation of Kitui Central subcounty on Tuesday night. Kitui Central subcounty police boss Sicily Gatiti confirmed the brutal killing. She...

Festival celebrates growth of local content on TV

Maisha Magic East, in partnership with KICC, gave hundreds of Nairobi residents a treat as they hosted the first-ever Maisha Magic Festival on Saturday. The event celebrates the growth of local content on Kenyan television. Fans got a chance to meet their favourite actors, actresses and producers of programmes...

Traffic offenders to pay instant fines

Plans to introduce instant fines for traffic offenders are at an advanced stage,  Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has said. The IG said the fines will be introduced to reduce the increasing traffic cases.  Mutyambai spoke on Wednesday at Athi River police station where he commissioned police officers’ houses...

Prince Harry and Meghan reveal son’s name

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Introducing him to the cameras earlier on Wednesday, Meghan said: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm. He's been the dream." As they laughed, Prince Harry said: "I don't know who he gets that from." The...

How King Kaka met his wife

Rapper King Kaka turned a year older yesterday, and his wife Nana Owiti reminisced the day they met. "I was wearing a short black dress and black sandals. Toes manicured and lip balm on my lips. Hair tied back. Then you threw your ‘I love your toes’ comment. I...

Corruption, payment delays hit manufacturers

Kenyan manufacturers are largely operating below capacity and say economic growth prospects are dim due to a cash crunch, drought and corruption, a survey by their umbrella association showed. The survey, called the Manufacturing Barometer, was carried out by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in the first quarter of...

Mudavadi defends Auditor General, tells Uhuru to suspend IFMIS

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has called for an independent forensic audit of IFMIS. He said the irregularities emerging from county reports are just the tip of the iceberg in the IFMIS mess. “If this system is turning out to be a siphon for stealing public funds, then it must be...

Mutua hands over five police houses to Mutyambai

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has called for the increment of salaries and housing allowances of police officers. Mutua reiterated that though police officers contribute greatly to the safety and peace of mind to Kenyans, they have not been treated well and fairly. “Our men and women in uniform who serve...

Tenants told to vacate Ruaka flats after perimeter wall collapses

No casualty was reported. NCA has suspended construction works in the neighboring land until structural and engineering concerns are addressed. According to the official, some tenants have defied the evacuation order. "We have immediately asked the owner of Grafion apartments to prop up the building before renting his rooms to residents...

Second-hand car import age limit to remain at 8 years

The drive to push the second-hand car import age limit to five years will delay following lack of public participation in setting the rule. During a sitting with the National Assembly Trade committee on Tuesday, Trade CS Peter Munya said the policy would be put on hold for one...

KOT react to Idris Elba look-alike

Some Twitter users came up with different names for the sports journalist. “Idris Elba Lite,” tweeted Chemosi. Kitoo Mathendu said, “more like Indris Elmba.” “Wepukhulu himself. We shall call him Idris L. Pa,” tweeted Michael. Humble African said,  “Idris Amalemba meant?” Other Twitter users offered advice. “Honesty is a virtue. Please tell him...

Malala wants ‘overstayed’ police officers transferred

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has called on the office of the Inspector General to transfer police officers who have served for more than three years over laxity. Malala spoke on Wednesday after visiting the crime scene in Matungu, where a security officer was killed while on duty. Malala has...

US-Kenya sign strategic dialogue framework agreement

US-Kenya sign strategic dialogue framework agreement The US and Kenya on Wednesday signed the strategic dialogue framework agreement grounded in shared values, mutual cooperation, and a common vision for free, open and secure societies. Image: State Department...

China backtracked on nearly all aspects of U.S. trade deal-sources

The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the world's two largest economies, according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on...

Samburu teenager shot dead over love affair with man’s wife

A 19-year-old man has been shot dead at Ngilai area in Samburu North Sub County for allegedly being in a love affair with his killer’s wife. Ngiali sub location assistant Chief Wilson Leleruk confirmed the incident saying a suspect who is well known fled the village after committing the...

Shilling overvalued by 30 per cent

Kenya is operating a managed shilling than a free float currency, running a risk of making its exports more expensive. Speaking while unveiling a report that unpacks what is ailing Kenya's economy, Amana Capital chief investment officer Reginald Kadzutu said the shilling is overvalued by 30 per cent. He explained...

Jowie bail review hearing in two weeks

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie will know if  he will be released on bail in two weeks. Jowie, who has been accused of killing business woman Monica Kimani in September last year, has been in custody since his arrest. He made an application in the High Court seeking to have his...

Raila in new bid to salvage ODM

The report also warns that ODM may not outlive Raila. It said, this is because "it has failed to harness its big following to transform itself into the best political vehicle in Kenya." “Nearly all the interviewees do not believe ODM can survive without the current Party leader: this is...

Saccos spell out role of national and county governments in their operations

Audit of Savings and Credit cooperatives societies’ will now be done by the national government, a stakeholders forum agreed yesterday. It was agreed that the registration and delisting of Saccos also be handled by the national government even though the C0-operative sector is a devolved function. The national government will...

Nothing hurts like rewearing same clothes — Khaligraph

Khaligraph Jones, alias the OG, recalls how he used to recycle two pairs of jeans and one pair of shoes. "Hakuna kitu mbaya kama kuwa the best rapper na unarecycle jeans mbili na kiatu pair moja. I was there and that sh*t was painful," Khaligraph posted on Instagram. He is...

Press freedom still a mirage

Second, fiscal blackmail. The government continues to use advertising revenue to ensure newspapers remain uncritical. Advertisers, especially governments and government-owned enterprises, wield huge influence that often allows them to quietly control what is or is not published.Third, some media houses subordinate journalism to government interest. The government puts...

No evidence to disqualify Lessit, says DPP

The DPP wants an application seeking to have Justice Jessie Lessit recuse herself from the case involving Migori Governor Okoth Obado's co-accused dismissed.  Deputy DPP Jacob Ondari said Obado's personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Migori clerk Casper Obiero have not produced any evidence to justify the judge's disqualification.  The two...

Vihiga school risks closure over lack of toilets

Learning for more than 450 pupils of Musitunyi Primary School at Luanda in Vihiga hangs in the balance after rains destroyed their toilets. The school's management is worried that public health officials might close the school over poor hygiene.     Head teacher Grace Ayuma on Tuesday said it would be difficult...

Kenya’s forex reserves dip on rising global oil prices

Kenya’s foreign exchange reserves dipped to 5.15 month of import cover in the first week of May,. This is the lowest in 22 months since August 14, 2017 when it dropped below the five-month index. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), in its latest statistical bulletin released last week, said...
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