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Union warns of job losses in JKIA takeover

Aviation workers have said the planned takeover of JKIA by Kenya Airways will result in job losses. The Kenya Aviation Workers Union on Thursday said it is opposed to the Privately Initiated Investment Proposal by KQ, citing no clarity on the future of employees in the deal. It called for...

Mumias not selling assets, says chairman

Mumias Sugar Company has denied reports it plans to sell off some of its assets to raise money for operations. Board chairman Kennedy Ngumbau yesterday dismissed as untrue and misleading claims by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula that the miller planned to sell its real estate, guest house, sports complex,...

Middle-class sinking in debt as bills mount

John* earns Sh100,000 gross salary per month. After paying taxes, this drops to Sh65,000. Rent, food, clothing, car loan, and leisure takes another Sh50,000. He is now left with Sh15,000 to bribe traffic officers, fuel his car for the entire month and cater for family emergencies. This is not enough...

Betin rolls out Casino advert platform in style

Betin Kenya, which covers all of the major sporting events across Europe and the world, launched their Casino advert platform last Saturday. The event took place at Capital Club and was attended by celebrities and media personalities. Present were Betin brand ambassadors Joy Muthengi and McDonald Mariga. 

Government want farmers to plant early maturing plants

Cabinet Secretary for agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri has called upon farmers across the country to consider adopting early maturing crops. Addressing the media from his office in Nairobi, Kiunjuri said that farmers have to line with the weather which keeps changing. He has said that normal planting can be interfered by...

Couple killed, three injured in Narok road crash

A husband and his wife died Thursday evening in a grisly road accident in Narok County on the Narok-Bomet road. Three other people including a 6-month old baby were injured in the 7pm accident that occurred near Osilanka in Narok North Sub County. Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya, who visited...

Kalonzo tells off Jubilee leaders claiming Wiper victory

Opposition leader Kalonzo Musyoka has told off a section of Jubilee politicians laying claim to Wiper Democratic Movement's victory in Embakasi South by-election.  Wiper's Julius Mawathe garnered 21,628 votes against ODM’s Irshad Sumra who had 7,988 votes.  “This was a Wiper win. Some people are now trying to claim this...

America charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with conspiracy

United States of America prosecutors said on Thursday they had charged Julian Assange, founder of the WikiLeaks website, with conspiracy in trying to access a classified U.S. government computer with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010. Assange, arrested by British police in London and carried out of...

Kim Kardashian reveals she plans on taking the bar exam in 2022

Kim Kardashian has revealed she plans on taking the bar exam in 2022. In an interview with Vogue magazine, the reality star, 38, said she was inspired to pursue law after working to grant Alice Marie Johnson clemency last year.  Kim began a four year long apprenticeship at a San Francisco law...

Will Bashir now be arrested on ICC warrants?

Despite the arrest warrants, Bashir has been roaming around the world including visiting ICC member states like Kenya to the bewilderment of rights groups.“The fact that Bashir is resigning or has resigned paves the way for enforcement of warrants of arrest that have been pending. As part of...

Black hole visual unveiled by astronomers

Black holes are often referred to as monsters. It is a region of space-time that has such strong gravitational effects that nothing can escape from inside it. What this means is that there is a point beyond the region of a black hole that not even light can escape the...

Americans seek writ of habeas corpus to recover child ‘rescued’ by Kenyan police

This appears to have triggered an avalanche of harassment. Daisy and Matt met CS for Labour and Social Protection, Ukur Yattani, with government officials in October 2018. In that meeting, Irene Mureithi, the CEO of the Child Welfare Society, made it clear that she thought there were enough...

Uhuru most followed Sub-Saharan Africa leader on Facebook

The research indicate that Bolsonaro’s Facebook page has registered more than 145 million interactions, almost twice as many as U.S. President Donald Trump, who has 84 million total interactions and 2.5 times as many followers. The study, using aggregate data from Facebook’s CrowdTangle tool, analyses the activity of 962...

Relief for City residents as Mbagathi Hospital introduces dialysis sessions

Makodingo also said the dialysis normally takes four hours and then the machine is cleaned for at least an hour before the next patient comes in. Normally, patients are required to do two dialysis sessions per week but there are cases where some go for 10 sessions in a...

Police probe gun drama between Parklands detectives and Kitengela officers

Yesterday, DCI chief George Kinoti revealed that the IAU had taken charge of the probe. The unit is headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police Charlton Mureithi. It is likely to widen the scope of investigations to include senior police chiefs.“We want independent investigations. That's why we have...

Former MP Mungatana nabbed by EACC over graft

Former Garsen MP Dunson Mungatana has been arrested by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over graft claims. Mungatana is among seven individuals who were arrested on Thursday morning for fraudulent acquisition of public property, uttering false documents and dealing with proceeds of crimes. The seven are also accused of having...

7,964 health facilities in Nairobi are illegal

A clinic in Dandora linked to the death of human rights activist Caroline Mwatha is among 7,964  illegal health facilities in Nairobi. A report by the county assembly Health committee paints a grim picture of the status of health facilities. It says only 1,079 out of 9,043 health facilities...

Your Thursday Breakfast Briefing

Your Thursday Breakfast Briefing

Sh15.2m fine for ex-Kenya Reinsurance MD Githaka

Former Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Managing Director Johnson Githaka has been ordered to pay a Sh15.22 million fine or serve a two-year prison term for embezzling Sh7.2 million.  The Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday found him guilty of misappropriating the money paid by United Insurance Corporation to Kenya Re. Githaka's trial has...

Tatu City first solar power plant to serve thousands

Tatu City has unveiled the largest solar plant in the country in partnership with Equator Energy, to generate renewable energy for the establishment. The installation, with 2,880 solar modules mounted on 5,700 square metres of roof space at Dormans Coffee global headquarters, is expected to serve 8,500 people per year,...

Corazon Kwamboka sets her eyes sportswear

Bootylicious city lawyer Corazon Kwamboka is stepping aside from law to focus on her clothing line, Genio Wear. 'Genio' is Italian for Genius. In an interview with Word Is, she said, "At this point, this will be my main focus career-wise." As for practising law, she said the most legal...

Lies, half-truths about Wajir West by-election ex-candidate

Who between Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and former Wajir West by-election ODM candidate Elmi Yusuf is telling the truth about the latter's pullout from the April 25 contest? Tuju holds that President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga negotiated for Yusuf to withdraw from the race in...

Good deeds order frees 62 patients held over debts

At least 62 patients detained over unpaid medical bills have been released from health facilities on Governor Mike Sonko's order. On Monday, seven patients were released from Mama Lucy Hospital and five from Mbagathi Hospital.  The county will cover the bills.  Communications director Elkana Jacob told the Star on Tuesday that...

Data science can change the economy

Data science and data analytics jobs will be among the most sought after, high paying careers in Kenya with unfolding technologies in different sectors of the economy.  More professionals will be required in the field of statistics and data science even as few individuals explore data-related courses. Only three...

Lover? No, Nandy is my older sister – Willy Paul

Lover? No, Nandy is my older sister - Willy Paul

Trump says he will have to call up more military at U.S.-Mexico border

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have to mobilize more of the military at the U.S. border with Mexico after listening to stories about migrants crossing the border from people attending a Republican fundraiser. "I'm going to have to call up more military," Trump said. The president said...

Two more pull out of Wajir West mini poll, back Jubilee

Two more candidates have stepped down in favour of Jubilee candidate Ahmed Kolosh. The two are Labour Party of Kenya's Ali Noor Abdi and Agano Party's Abbas Nunow.  Jubilee leaders have dismissed Tuju's earlier statement that Elmi stepped down as ODM candidate for the polls because of inter-party negotiations. In a...

Why I killed Ivy Wangechi, suspected killer tells police

Upon arriving in Eldoret on Monday, the woman was still not picking up his phone calls and he said at some point she switched off her phone, Kingi explained."According to him, that angered him prompting him to look for an axe and kill the girl. We are still...

Girl child is still in danger – Rangwe MP

Girl child is still in danger - Rangwe MP

Human trafficking: Cops arrest man, rescue 9 Ethiopians

Human trafficking: Cops arrest man, rescue 9 Ethiopians
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