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Profiles of 9 top IEBC officials running Tuesday’s elections

As Kenyans flock to various polling stations to cast their ballots on Tuesday, August 9, senior officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will assume oversight and administrative responsibilities. Aside from the role played by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the other eight play critical roles in the election’s …

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Kenyan police are under pressure to break the post-election cycle of chaos

By MARY WAMBUI By FRED OLUOCH Human rights watchdogs and the international community are monitoring the behavior of Kenya‘s police force and arguing that their actions during this election season are critical to causing or averting violence. This year’s elections have been described as critical, and international actors are watching …

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Reject liars and choose honest leaders, Uhuru tells Mombasa

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the public after touring the Nzoia Sugar Company. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, August 4, 2022, implored Kenyans not to vote for his deputy William Ruto, saying his web of lies posed a threat to the country’s economic and democratic growth. Uhuru …

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Africa sets targets ahead of UN climate summit

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to… MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to get rich, polluting nations to compensate poor countries for the environmental damage …

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Bien talks about the value of marriage as he opens a new bar

Split The Sauti Sol singer gave his opinion in an interview. According to Bien Aime Sol, marriage is not about possessing another human being. During an interview at the opening of his new bar last week, the Sauti Sol frontman said marriage is “about …

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Kenya: Sonko in court to challenge IEBC decision to revoke Mombasa’s governor’s certificate

Nairobi — Embattled former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has now gone to court under a certificate of emergency to challenge the decision by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to disqualify him from the Mombasa gubernatorial election. The matter, which has since been referred to the judge, comes more …

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Woman who sued Sonko for child support says she was forced to smear name in exchange for money Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, July 28 (Reuters) – A Kajiado woman who had sued former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko for child support has dropped the case against him, saying she was forced to smear his name for money. The woman had filed a lawsuit in court to force Sonko to pay a …

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Of witchcraft and other rituals in the Kenyan state house

Tribalism aside, some people I’ve worked with went to unimaginable levels to protect their jobs and other favors. Working for the State House was lucrative. The allowances were fat, foreign travel so frequent, the influence so great that being transferred from that seat of power was devastating and humiliating. To …

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Scores feared dead as Modern Coast Bus pulls into Notorious Blackspot

Several people have been killed after a Modern Coast bus crashed at a notorious danger spot along the Meru-Nairobi Highway. The carnage happened after the bus bound for Mombasa turned off the Nithi Bridge on Sunday July 24 after the driver lost control of the 57-seat PSV. It then rolled …

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Top amateur save for Coast Open

Kelly Gachaga from Muthaiga in the past. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]. Kenya’s top amateur golfers will be flexing their muscles at this year’s Coast Open 2022 ‘Barry Cup’ Championship, which begins tomorrow at the par 71 Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole stroke event, which ends Sunday, is the 102nd …

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Taoyuan City, Taiwan could become Long Beach’s first sister city in over a decade

Taoyuan City, Taiwan could join Long Beach’s list of sister cities – including Yokkaichi, Japan; Qingdao, China; Sochi, Russia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Mombasa, Kenya. On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council approved Taoyuan City’s application to become a sister city. The council will vote on a formal resolution next …

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You cannot hold public office, your certificate will be revoked » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has revoked Mike Sonko’s candidacy for the gubernatorial race in Mombasa after the Supreme Court ruled his impeachment was upheld as governor of Nairobi. The decision to revoke his nomination certificate, issued just last week, was communicated …

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IEBC decides Sonko’s fate in Mombasa gubernatorial campaign next week Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will decide whether or not to keep former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko’s authorization for the gubernatorial election in Mombasa until Tuesday, July 19. Commission Chair Wafula Chebukati told the press on Saturday that the final decision would …

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JDDB Attempts to Allay Trelawny Farmers’ Concerns About Mombasa Grass | news

WESTERN OFFICE: The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is on track to encourage ranchers to grow a special species of grass to improve Jamaica’s food security, but a few farmers in Trelawny aren’t very encouraged as they haven’t been able to reap the benefits to harvest this product, to which …

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Victory for Sonko as Supreme Court rules entry into Mombasa governor’s race Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been acquitted by the Supreme Court after months of protracted court battles following the independent elections and borders for Mombasa’s governor’s seat Commission (IEBC) banned him from candidacy. The three-judge bench in Mombasa also directed the electoral commission …

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Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, June 2022 – Somalia

Attachments The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, Price Bulletin provides a series of charts showing monthly current year prices in selected urban centers, allowing users to compare current …

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The national government creates six new subdistricts in the coastal region

The national government has created six new subdistricts in the coastal region as part of efforts to bring services closer to the people. Coast Regional Commissioner (RC), John Elungata, announced that Kwale, Kilifi and Tana River counties have each received two new administrative units for improved community services. Elungata identified …

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Tuna supplies for Kenya’s local fishing community are running out

VANGA, Kenya (AP) – “Tuna isn’t for everyone,” lamented 65-year-old Chapoka Miongo, a handline fisherman on Kenya‘s south coast, from his dugout canoe. He is one of many artisanal fishermen in Shimoni, a bustling coastal town 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Mombasa dotted with dhows, dugouts, outrigger canoes and …

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How Azimio uses WhatsApp audios to defeat Ruto

Nearly 30 days before the August 9 election, Azimio La Umoja and the Kenya Kwanza alliance are devising last-minute tactics to outdo each other in both the campaign and elections. Azimio, under former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, launched a counteroffensive aimed at discrediting Deputy President William Ruto of the Kenya-Kwanza …

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Java will open five new stores by October as the rivalry grows

companies Java will open five new stores by October as the rivalry grows Monday 04 July 2022 A branch of Java House in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG Restaurant chain Java House plans to open five more locations in Kenya by October as it expands in a market that is …

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Uganda, DR Congo are considering rail and water transportation to facilitate business

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is pushing for Uganda Airlines to allow direct flights to key cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to facilitate trade and the movement of goods. said PSFU Board Director Sarah Kagingo SoftPower News that one of the pending issues is Uganda …

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Supreme Court opens sub-registries in Mombasa and Kisumu » Capital News

NAIROBI KENYA June 29 — Trial parties in Mombasa and Kisumu wanting to appeal to the Supreme Court will not need to travel to Nairobi after the court’s subsidiary offices have become operational. In a statement, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the sub-registries are part of the judiciary’s promise to …

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African Member States Reaffirm Commitment to Protect Underwater Cultural Heritage – Education in India | Latest Education News | Global Education News

The urgency of protecting Africa’s underwater cultural heritage was underscored during an awareness event held on June 4, 2022 in the beautiful historic city of Mombasa, Kenya and at the idyllic site of Fort Jesus, a World Heritage Site. This event took place as part of the UNESCO project “Building …

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South Sudan uses the port of Djibouti as an import route

Aerial view of Djibouti port. [Photo courtesy] JUBA – South Sudan plans to use the port of Djibouti as an import route for goods from international markets. Chamber of Commerce Deputy Chairman Lado Lukak Legge said plans were underway to divert trade from the Port of Mombasa to Djibouti. “We …

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Giancarlo Davite in Kenya for Safari Rally 2022 | The new time

Renowned rally driver Giancarlo Davite is in Kenya representing Rwanda in the Rally Safari, which takes place in Mombasa from 23rd to 26th June. Rally Kenya is one of 13 races listed by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar this year. According to Rwanda …

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KRC begins revitalizing 127 km of railroad track two decades after cessation of operations

Shipping & Logistics KRC begins revitalizing 127 km of railroad track two decades after cessation of operations Wednesday 22 June 2022 Workers participate in the rehabilitation of railway lines in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu county, Feb. 9, 2021. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG The government has started rehabilitation of …

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Former state officials arrested by the EACC for fraud

Split A number of senior former Land Department officials have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the fraudulent acquisition and transfer of publicly owned land. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission announced Monday morning that former Lands Commissioner Wilson Gachanja, the former Senior Lands …

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Jambojet joins the Adopt a Forest Campaign to promote forest cover

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 17 (Reuters) – Jambojet Limited and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) have partnered to plant 1000 trees on one hectare of land in the Ngong Hills Forest to meet the government set target of 10 percent forest cover by the end of this year year to achieve. The …

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Kenya’s triathlon team aims to make their mark at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Nairobi – Ahead of its debut at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom, Team Kenya has prepared for the triathlon with head coach Camila Lydia, who will compete in the July 28-August 8 triathlon. John Paul and Joseph Okal, who were at camp under the tutelage of Lydia, …

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Kenyans urged to undergo gene screening Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, June 13 (Reuters) – Kenyans have been advised to undergo gene mapping to detect traces of albinism and other genetically transmitted diseases before consummating their marriages. Experts point out that albinism could be minimized through the process of determining the position of genes on chromosomes to establish the …

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Jurassic World Dominion: Why DeWanda Wise’s Kayla Watts is the best character in the trilogy and how she should return

SPOILERS ahead Jurassic World Dominiononly plays in theaters now. And just like that, the Jurassic world trilogy is over. Dinosaurs have ruled the box office and our pop culture for the last seven years as the famous franchise returned to the big screens nearly 15 years after our last visit …

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09.06.2022 | CSE:SNA | press release

Brampton, Ontario – (Newsfile Corp. – June 9, 2022) – Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (CSE:SNA.CN) (“Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Letter of Intent “LOI” to Fly540 Kenya (“Fly540”) to purchase three (3) Units of STAR-ISMS® (In-Flight Safety Monitoring System) for three (3) of its …

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how Indian Ocean literature can remap the world

Novels create worlds. They create an intuitive feeling and mental image of a place. And the sense of space created by fiction shapes how readers see the world itself, just like maps do. For early postcolonial literature, the world of the novel was often the nation. Postcolonial novels mostly took …

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Kenyatta Expressway could make Nairobi feel like Los Angeles

By Charles Onyango Obbo Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki built Kenya’s Great Infrastructure Church and left. President Uhuru Kenyatta succeeded him and is now the Pope of the Church. The Kenyatta government and a number of county governors are diehard infrastructure fundamentalists and have been building roads, bypasses, freeways, expressways …

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Costs and competition drive truckers to innovate

By ANTHONY KITIMO Fierce competition from the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), combined with rising costs for fuel, taxes and insurance premiums, has forced Kenyan truckers to innovate to stay afloat. The government ordered all cargo delivered at the Port of Mombasa to be shipped inland to Nairobi exclusively via the …

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Don’t be afraid to go into debt, Uhuru demands the next administration

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 1 (Reuters) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the next government to use debt while emphasizing its importance as a key accelerator of economic development. Kenyatta, during his final national event speech during the Madaraka Day celebration, defended the anniversary administration’s decision to borrow more, noting that …

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Traders avoid Kenyan tea at auctions, citing a high reserve price

raw materials Traders avoid Kenyan tea at auctions, citing a high reserve price Monday, May 30, 2022 Traders at a tea auction at the Tea Trade Center in Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG Dealers at the Mombasa auction are sidelining expensive Kenyan tea because of the government-imposed floor price of …

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William Ruto’s headache over the rivalry between Amason Kingi and Aisha Jumwa

Kilifi County Women’s Officer Asha Jumwa watches as Governor Amason Kingi addresses reporters at the Governor’s official residence in Kilifi. [File, Standard] Deputy President William Ruto was yesterday forced to defuse tensions between supporters of Malindian MP Aisha Jumwa and those of Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja Africa Alliance (PAA). The …

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Kenya: Suits challenging Sonko’s suitability for Mombasa governorship are referred to Koome

Mombasa – Chief Justice Martha Koome is expected to give instructions on two petitions filed to block former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from contesting in Mombasa. The petitions were even referred when the Nairobi High Court sent a similar filing to Koome to form a bench to determine Sonko’s suitability …

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Alarm due to worrying state of sanitation in 47 districts

Mukuru Kwa Reuben slums in Nairobi where the walkways between shacks are impassable due to sewage. [Denish Ochieng, Standard] Ministry of Water and Sanitation officials have raised a red flag over millions of Kenyans in 47 counties who still practice open defecation, raising fears of another outbreak of waterborne disease. …

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FICTION: WANDERLANDE – Newspaper

sea ​​jaanBy Muhammad Amir RanaTales, LahoreISBN: 978-6277571009240 p. When I was a student and a journalist, Muhammad Amir Rana was an English-language author that I read regularly in the newspapers. My area of ​​interest was the same as his, and I have always found his writings very captivating. Rana is …

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DHL Global Forwarding opens new transit warehouse in Mombasa

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), a provider specializing in international air, sea and road freight, has opened a new transit warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya. The new 7,500 square meter (m²) warehouse is designed to support DGF’s regional distribution network in Kenya. Strategically located between the Port of Mombasa and DGF’s regional …

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Hattiesburg Zoo is holding a competition to name a new Colubus monkey

In mid-April, Hattiesburg Zoo officials announced the arrival of a new baby Colubus monkey, born on the 9th of the month to parents Mombasa and Makeda. Now the zoo is giving guests the chance to help in an ongoing competition to name the baby. Until May 20th, participants can choose …

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Second-term governors plan to control their own succession

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho. [File, Standard] A large number of second-term governors want to influence their succession, either openly or tacitly supporting preferred candidates for party nominations. This is why Maendeleo Chap Chap and Pamoja African Alliance, led by Governors Alfred Mutua and Amason …

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Manu M Savani: Incredible Family Story by an Accidental Writer

Newly released author Manu M. Savani has shown that it’s never too late to pursue a new passion or dream. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, the 80-year-old now lives in America and has just written his first book Jambo, Samji Kala. His first serious work since a PhD at Oxford Brookes …

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CJ Koome roots for rights-centric justice Capital News

NAKURU, Kenya, May 10 – Chief Justice Martha Koome, opening the 2nd National Conference on Criminal Justice Reform, urged stakeholders in the justice sector to promote rights-based access to justice. Koome reiterated the judiciary’s commitment to strengthening human rights in the criminal justice arena by expanding the doors of the …

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Chief who used witchcraft to save people from smallpox

A field doctor vaccinating people against smallpox in what was then the Coast Province in 1967. [File, Standard] When all was grim and even conventional medicine could not ward off the onslaught of a deadly outbreak, a traditional chief devised a method to save his people from certain death. More …

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KeNHA announces the closure of Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road

Several roads in Nairobi will be closed on Sunday May 7th as Kenya hosts the Nairobi City Marathon. In a warning shared by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), city residents have been informed that the Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road will be affected by the closure. Other streets that …

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Nairobi is bursting at the seams, is it time to move capital?

An aerial view of the Nairobi skyline [Davdi Njaaga, Standard] Earlier this year, Indonesia announced Nusantara as its new capital after the country’s parliament approved a bill to relocate the capital from Jakarta. One of the reasons for the relocation of the capital, as several studies show, is that Jakarta …

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Expressway of Pain: Kenyans are paying the price for Nairobi’s new chic road

Traffic jam along Kenyatta Avenue below Nairobi Expressway along Uhuru Highway Nairobi on January 20, 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Anger, resentment, despair and frustration are perhaps some of the many words that could describe the feelings of motorists traveling between Mlolongo in Machakos District and James Gichuru Road in Nairobi’s …

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Stagnant wages and food credit make for a bleak day at work

A Jua Kali artisan goes about his business at Kibuye Market in Kisumu County. [Collins Oduor, Standard] The rising cost of living is putting something on the payroll of many workers: consumer credit.From buying groceries to lighting homes to educating children, the cost of living is skyrocketing. But workers’ wages …

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Nairobi Hilton Hotel is closing doors after 53 years

Hilton Hotel in Nairobi. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] After 53 years of operation in Kenya, the Hilton Hotel will close its doors on December 31, 2022. Even if the hotel’s landmark building remains, its sudden split from Hilton will change the dynamic of Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD). Because Hilton was …

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Cooking oil prices set to rise as Indonesia bans palm oil exports

By ANTHONY KITIMO Cooking oil prices could rise 15 to 20 percent due to supply constraints as Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, bans palm oil exports effective April 28, 2022. “The suspension of export by Indonesia will lead to an increase [in prices] of cooking oil by about …

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Seven of the most exciting spice markets in the world

From jewel-toned spices that defy gravity to scents that thicken the air and fill your nostrils, the world’s best spice markets offer intoxicating scenes and experiences. These are labyrinths to get lost in; maze-like alleyways where your nose takes you from one exhilarating experience to the next. In addition, they …

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School leaders are pushing for an increase in capitation and end-of-session fees

Headmasters stretch during the annual Kenyan Secondary School Headmasters Conference at Sheikh Zayed Hall in Mombasa. April 22, 2022. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] The five-day annual conference of secondary school principals ended yesterday with a raft of resolutions, including a push to increase capitation and boarding fees to keep facilities running …

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Colobus mother, baby outdoors at Hattiesburg Zoo

HATTSBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The baby colobus monkey born at Hattiesburg Zoo on April 9 will be with its mother in its outdoor area starting Wednesday, April 20, 2022. “Mother and baby are doing great,” said Kristen Moore, animal curator at Hattiesburg Zoo. “We haven’t determined the baby’s sex yet …

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Stroll to promote peace as general elections approach

The Organizing Committee of the Second International Conference on Peace, Security for Social Enterprises conducted peace walks, which took place in seven districts. Events kicked off at Mount Kenya University (MKU) campuses in the cities of Thika, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nairobi, Parklands Law Campus, Mombasa and Meru. The Peace Walks aim …

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Police say in SGR » Capital News that appropriate measures have been taken against theft

Nairobi, Kenya, April 16 (Reuters) – The National Police Service (NPS) has warned that any person caught stealing on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train will be arrested and prosecuted as adequate security measures are in place to protect against such acts exist. This warning follows a recent complaint from …

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Haji: Why election crimes take precedence over bribery cases

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji at the Standard Group offices along Mombasa Road, Nairobi. April 13, 2022 [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has spoken out in support of the claim that politicians are given preferential treatment in the judiciary. Mr Haji argued that …

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DRC’s entry into EAC will increase trade, French and Swahili speakers

Recently, the leaders of the East African Community approved the inclusion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the bloc, ending a long journey. As we celebrate history and welcome our Congolese brothers and sisters to the region, we should seize opportunities along the way. We expect the number …

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Better initiatives need to be developed to curb teenage pregnancy

Teen moms clot their babies. In just a few weeks, schools will reopen for the first semester after the school calendar was disrupted by the coronavirus. Ideally, this is the time when parents have to spend significantly more than the whole year on their children’s education The cost of education …

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Use modern latrines to secure the groundwater

letters Use modern latrines to secure the groundwater Friday 08 April 2022 BY LEONARD ONYANGOMore from this author summary According to the 2019 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics census, only 54 percent of Nairobi’s 1.5 million households are connected to the main sewer and the rest use septic tanks, pit …

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Tusker Nexters travels to Mombasa for the final leg of the competition

The Tusker Nexters, fresh from their final casting segment in Eldoret, head south to the final region in Mombasa this weekend. The music and eGames talent scouting platform launched about a month ago at the ASK showground in Meru, where the first finalists were chosen after a grueling final battle. …

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Start-up rides Mombasa’s trash problem to make money

company Start-up rides Mombasa’s trash problem to make money Tuesday 05 April 2022 Teenagers load garbage from a tuk-tuk of Pollucare Cleaners into a county garbage truck at Manyimbo in Tudor, Mombasa, May 21, 2021. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG By Caroline WambuiMore from this author Summary In 2017 …

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Increase security and convenience at our airports to attract more tourists

JKIA’s Terminal 1-A, July 2014. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] In 2019, before Covid-19 rocked global tourism, twelve European countries were among the most visited countries in the world. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, 89.4 million tourists visited France in 2019. Spain came second with 82.7 million visitors. The …

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Warehousing, office space, residential and commercial projects in Kenya

Interview with Jiten Kerai, General Manager at Purple Dot International Can you provide some background on Purple Dot? Purple Dot International specializes in industrial warehouse and residential projects as well as commercial space. We started in 2017 and have had a lot of success. The challenge is the current market …

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Problems in Africa’s Rising Debt – By: . .

By Emmanuel Yashim Debt is part of human life and existence. Debt is as old as mankind, and so are arrears. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) database, there is only one country in the world that is debt-free. This country is the Macao SAR in Greater China. Seven …

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Raila replies to Ruto for attacking Uhuru

Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has attacked Deputy President William Ruto over attacks on his handshake partner President Uhuru Kenyatta and claims he used public funds to fund a political agenda During a rally in Shinyalu, Kakamega county on Sunday, March 27, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party …

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Covid-19: 13 tests positive, 26 recovering

13 people have tested positive for Covid-19, out of a sample size of 4,625 tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 323,319. The positivity rate is now at 0.3%, with the cumulative tests performed so far standing at 3,482,807. Of the new …

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Raila dilemma in gubernatorial races on the coast

ODM leader Raila Odinga with Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho during a stopover in Tudor, Mombasa County, March 4, 2021. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] ODM leader Raila Odinga faces a major dilemma in the Coastal Governor’s races. Counties Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Kilifi are considered Raila’s strongholds and have all …

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Hidden costs of owning and maintaining electric cars

Electric cars continue to make inroads into Kenya‘s transport sector as the country moves towards safe energy and reducing emissions. The government intends for 5 percent of all registered vehicles in Kenya to be electric by 2025. Finland’s electric taxi service Nopea Ride has dominated the Kenyan market by tripling …

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How women got a raw deal on the start-up stick

By ANTHONY KITIMO More than 97 percent of investments made in African startups between 2013 and 2021 went to male-led startups, with female techpreneurs on the continent less likely to be offered equity funding. A report entitled In Search of Equity: Exploring Africa’s Gender Gap in Startup Funding prepared in …

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Kenyans are paying more for fuel as EPRA increases petrol and diesel prices

Consumers in Kenya pay Kshs. 5 more for one liter of premium petrol, just like diesel for the next according to the latest fuel revision by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). However, EPRA protected kerosene consumers from further price hikes given the weak shilling and rising global crude …

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Crackdown at disco Matanga has brought sanity back to coast, police chief says

The government has praised the crackdown on the disco matangas (night watch festivals), saying they have borne fruit in the moral behavior of youth in the coastal region. The region recorded almost zero cases of teenage pregnancy among the candidates taking the 2021 Kenyan Primary Education Certificate (KCPE) exams, which …

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National Superliga club APS Bomet FC appoints new manager: The standard Sports

.PS Inspector Rose Chemutai, CEO of Bomet FC, welcomes Charles Odero Okumu as new Heach coach. Odero was the manager of Muhoroni Youth Fc. Photo by Gilbert Kimutai/Standard National league side APS Bomet FC have appointed Charles Odero Okumu as their new head coach. Odero was unveiled by the club …

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Kenyan truck companies are still in business after SGR entered

An SGR freight train arrives at Naivasha Inland Container Depot in Mai Mahiu, Nakuru county, on Jan. 10, 2022. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] The amount of freight carried by the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has increased since it began operations in January 2018. The new railway now carries about a fifth …

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Moroccan furniture retailer extends to Kenya

After acquiring a majority stake in Kitea Group, the… Kitea Group plans to expand into sub-Saharan Africa after purchasing a majority stake in Kenya‘s Furniture Palace, a deal involving Tana Africa Capital and a number of professional services firms. Moroccan furniture company kitea group has acquired a majority stake in …

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New rules announced to curb cheating as national exams begin

Education CS Prof. George Magoha at the start of the 2021 national examination period and the issue of safety padlocks at the Kenya School of Government (KSG) on February 18, 2022. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] Schools near the exam containers will be the last to pick their exam papers, the education …

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The AGRF Summit 2022 will take place in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda, March 3, 2022— AGRF, Africa’s premier food and agriculture forum, launched its 12th Annual Summit themed “Grow, Nourish and Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems” to be held September 5-9, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, will take place. With the growing urgency to end hunger, the Summit …

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Cultural heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

A seawall erected at the site of the Vasco Da Gama pillar in Malindi, Kilifi County on Thursday, July 2, 2020. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] A report has listed Kenya as one of the countries whose cultural heritage area is most exposed to rising sea levels. The report, titled “African heritage …

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Kenya Railways receives Sh300m to complete Kisumu-Butere line

counties Kenya Railways receives Sh300m to complete Kisumu-Butere line Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Passengers disembark at Kisumu Station. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY EDWIN MUTAIMore from this author Summary The Treasury and National Planning Committee redistributed the Treasury Department’s vote included in the supplementary budget to secure the money to …

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Future bora is now changing lives Kenya’s ICT ministry says

Future bora is now changing lives Kenya’s ICT ministry says In Today’s Latest KYEOP News– The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Sh120 million Future Bora (Bright Future) Initiative-funded project, has taken shape and is benefiting thousands of young people directly and indirectly. The State Department’s youth affairs technical …

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Kenya’s Covid-19 rate at 0.8% as 47 tests positive

The Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 0.8% after 47 people tested positive for the disease on Friday, out of a sample size of 5,928 tested in the past 24 hours. Of the cases, 38 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 28 men, 19 women. The youngest is a 4 …

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12 foreigners arrested among suspects in terror war as attacks fall, the report said

Security officers patrol and control motorists at the site where three buses traveling from Mombasa to Lamu were attacked by militants on January 3, 2020. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] Twelve foreigners were arrested for terrorist activities last year as security agencies escalated the war against Al Shabaab. According to a report …

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The AU-EU partnership must deliver a green new deal to counter Chinese dominance

african association BY ROLAND NGAMCHINA invested enormous sums of money in Africa in the 2000s. It wasn’t until mid-2010 that African leaders realized that China, like many other colonial powers, had practiced Realpolitik. They began complaining that Chinese roads were junk and that China was threatening to take over defaulting …

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Los Alamos community supports another shipment of libraries to Africa – Los Alamos Reporter

Steve Boerigter drives a truck full of books leaving Los Alamos February 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana February 8th. The books, along with 50 other libraries donated from around the country, will be loaded onto a cargo ship and transported to the Port of Mombasa, Kenya. courtesy photo Students and …

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Terror-related deaths fall to near double-digit low as assaults decline Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 18 – The number of people killed in terrorist attacks fell from 122 in 2020 to 100 in 2021, a report released by the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) reveals. The index reduced to almost double digits, marking a transition from triple digit death …

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Little-known founders of schools that outperform KCSE

Over the decades, millions of Kenyans have attended the country’s premier high schools, but very few ever understand the founding history of the institutions. From the Starehe Boys Center in Nairobi to Allidina Visram in Mombasa, the institutions known as the cradle of educational success have unique stories born from …

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It is Uhuru’s right to support the ODM leader, say the Azimio leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his remarks while hosting youth leaders at the State House in Nairobi. [PSCU] Azimio la Umoja’s presidential campaign team has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support for ODM leader Raila Odinga in the succession race, saying it is his right to support a candidate of his choice. …

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Judge criticizes Mombasa County courts for collecting fines and fees

A woman was shed tears after being fined in a district court in Mombasa. [File, Standard] District courts do not have the power to levy fees and fines in quasi-criminal cases, ruled Mombasa Supreme Court Justice Ann Ong’injo. In her February 10, 2022 ruling, the judge said that Mombasa County …

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Oparanya approaches Ruto’s camp for defection

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has grappled with claims circulating on social media that he plans to ditch the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party. In a post on his social media on Friday, February 11, Governor Oparanya denied the allegations and urged his supporters to remain calm amid speculation …

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From Glasgow to Greenland: Stella Maris continues to expand

Deacon David Noval Since it began in Glasgow Harbor just over a hundred years ago, Stella Maris has become a lifeline for seafarers around the world. Now it is trying to set up a team of volunteer ship visitors in Greenland. David Noval, a permanent deacon who became Stella Maris’ …

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Konza City is pursuing local investors as interest grows

According to Chief Executive Officer John Tanui, investors have acquired 72% of the land available for Konza City’s Phase 1 development. Tanui said 106 of 147 properties demarcated for investor acceptance have already been allocated in phase one, which includes 1,703 acres of land including wildlife and natural parks. This …

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Rwandans in Kenya mark 28th Day of Heroes | The new time

The Rwandan community in Kenya came together on Saturday February 5th to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Heroes’ Day, where they paid tribute to people who defended patriotic values ​​and sacrificed themselves for the well-being of Rwandans. Organized by the Rwanda High Commission in Kenya under the theme; The “Our …

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Kingi outfit officially joins Raila’s Azimio camp

Kilifi County governor candidate George Kithi addresses the press at the Pamoja African Alliance office in Mombasa. With him are members of the Pamoja African Alliance. [Omondi Onyango,Standard] Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja Alliance said it had started talks to officially join ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja. Alliance …

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Why the race to the city complicates the math for community planners

Aerial view of the city of Eldoret [Peter Ochieng, Standard] Nakuru, the latest addition to the list of Kenya‘s cities, overtook a host of other communities widely touted as emerging. There is a possibility that the pursuers have simply become more motivated and are staggering down the home stretch. And …

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Celebrate Soulfully returns to Walt Disney World for Black History Month

Guests were invited to celebrate with experiences honoring Black History Month and paying tribute to Black heritage and culture through music, food, art and more at both Walt Disney World and, for the first time, Disneyland. Music: Live performances bring R&B, gospel and more to select Disney locations Celebrate with …

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Kenya has more to offer than many travelers realize

If you’re planning a safari holiday this year and are ready to delve deeper into what Kenya has to offer, here are suggestions on how you can go off the beaten track across the country while taking advantage of what makes it such a special place power. Giraffe Manor, a …

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Huawei has launched the Matepad T series children’s edition in the Kenyan market, available from Ksh. 25,999

Huawei Mobile Kenya has introduced its newest tablet on the market, the Huawei MatePad T series, children’s edition. The tablet is designed with child safety in mind. It comes with a child’s case and pencil and will be available to retail at Ksh. 25,999 in Huawei Experience Stores, Textbook Center …

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Everything is right for the Sh8b Likoni residential project

A portion of the Likoni Flats buildings in Mombasa County built in 1973. [Robert Menza, Standard] Residents at the Likoni Flats estate in Mombasa have finally agreed to move out of their derelict homes to allow the district government to build new homes in a Sh8bn partnership with a private …

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Kenya is trying to regain Dar’s fuel business with its new reserve in Mombasa

By ANTHONY KITIMO Kenya is banking on the new $385 million Kipevu Oil Terminal to rip oil business out of the port of Dar es Salaam, which supplies the Great Lakes region. Tanzania turned the tables on the port of Mombasa after persistent allegations of adulteration of petroleum products on …

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CS Mucheru urges public institutions to use digitization to improve service delivery

CS Joe Mucheru speaks at the Konza Technopolis – Intel Corporation Forum in Mombasa. [James Wanzala, Standard] ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru wants public institutions to use digitization and innovation to improve service delivery. Citing innovation as the new frontier of value creation and solutions to challenges, CS said the …

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The plan to make full use of the railroad to move cargo from the port creates a storm

Cargo being unloaded from SGR train to Meter Gauge Railway freight train at Inland Container Depot in Mai Mahiu Naivasha for onward transport to Malaba. [Antony Gitonga, Standard] Coastal towns along the Northern Corridor are expected to be hit by another wave of economic hardship once Kenya Railways begins hauling …

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FAA rejects FedEx proposal to install missile defense system on Airbus planes

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it was withdrawing proposed conditions that could have allowed supplier FedEx to install laser-based missile defenses on the jetmaker’s Airbus A321-200 planes. The FAA said Tuesday it “determined that further internal studies are necessary.” The FAA said, to avoid confusion, “a comment period …

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Exciting motorsport showcase marks Standard Group’s partnership with Classic Rally: The Standard Sports

Standard Group CEO Orlando Lyomu (left) presents a gift to EASCR manager Sinder Sudle during the revival of a 1950 partnership with EASCR on Monday January 17, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Excitement was in the air as leading national broadcaster, Standard Group PLC, revived a 1950 partnership with the East …

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Complete Sports Training Center – offers athletes a holistic training

What sets the Complete Sports Training Center apart is that it is a holistic training center. Just after 6am, John makes his way to the gate of the camp, ready for the morning run. At 6:15 p.m., he was joined by about 20 other elite runners who live at the …

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Alleged drug lord Masuo Bakari from Mombasa found dead in Thika

The body of a suspected Mombasa drug lord who disappeared on December 5, 2021 has been discovered. The body of Masuo Bakari Tajiri was found horribly decomposed in a thicket in Thika, Kiambu County. Masuo, along with Fahmi Bakari, 21, and Hussein Mohamed, 26, are pending a number of drug-related …

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South Sudan and Sudan discuss reopening of the Babanusa-Wau railway line

January 11, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – Costello Garang Ring Lual, South Sudan’s presidential advisor, discussed options in Khartoum to reopen the Babanusa-Wau Railway, which connects the two Sudans. The stretch between Babanusa from West Kordofan and Wau in the state of Upper Nile was fully rehabilitated by the United Nations and …

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Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa: China’s Constructive Role

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) and the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) at the Kipevu Kenya Oil Terminal in the port of Mombasa, Kenya, January 6, 2022. / CMG Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) and the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd …

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The Mombasa County government does not rule car dealers and tankers from the CBD

The government of Mombasa County has ordered the motor vehicle and petroleum tanker showrooms operated in the Central Business District (CBD) to relocate to a designated area on the mainland side in Jomvu subdistrict within 30 days. In a special announcement, Taufiq Balala, the district’s board of directors for transport, …

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