You will remember when he was tired of “politics”, he said, the time for politics is over—let us now get down to work. By the way – you can have politics without political parties, and even without elections. But in modern society political parties are – or should be – crucial to developing plans and policies that are acceptable to the people. We know that none of the groups for whom Part 3 is especially established (the IEBC, journalists, political parties, the registrar of political parties) has written this Part. It includes “Basic requirements for political parties”; and “what a political party shall not do”.
April 20, 2019 21:00 UTC
Twins' saga a comedy of errors and painful search for identityYou are almost tempted to call the saga of the Kakamega girls suspected to be twins a comedy of errors, after Shakespeare’s famous play. One of the girls – Melon – has lived in the same family with a third girl called Melvis, as a twin sister. A wealthy man, who is the father to one of the sets of twins, buys the other pair of twins from their poor mother as future slaves to his twins. There are charges of adultery, beatings, suspicions of intended felony, and all manner of errors and mistakes that false identity could lead to. As the girls grope for their identity, we are reminded that these searches do not just end at family levels.
Father killed and body set on fire by relativesResidents mill around a pit latrine where police recovered murder weapons in Matunda, Gatanga, yesterday. SEE ALSO :Policeman, son held over murder of lawyer in Athi RiverPolice officers and witnesses told Sunday Standard that Maina, an employee of Delmonte Kenya Limited, was hacked to death using an axe and a panga after a dispute with his wife. Police recovered the murder weapons, an axe and a panga from a pit latrine. “We have the victim’s wife and her daughters in our custody. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
Easter offers little to cerebrate for street familiesTeresia Waithera with her child on the streets of Nairobi, yesterday. The two are young mothers born and brought up in the streets and now raising their children in the same streets. Joy does not know her age but she already has two children with the same man. Her friend, Teresia Waithera, 20, on the other hand was born to a street family in Eldoret. Joy, Waithera and Sharon are easy as they tell of life in the streets.
Mr Asano claims that Mr Bosek - who represented former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang in the International Criminal Court - has been dilly-dallying in the case. He claimed that due to the huge amount of money that was involved in the deal, he decided to involve the help of a lawyer, and Mr Ligaga and Mr Illunga introduced him to Mr Bosek. Mr Asano regrets that the lawyer failed to act professionally and never protected him despite paying him a fee of Sh4.7 million. “I paid a total of US$722080 (Sh72.2 million) to Mr Bosek to facilitate this transaction, but I have received nothing in return. Mr Bosek should be investigated for criminal misconduct,” he wrote in the police statement.
April 20, 2019 20:26 UTC
British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday. One of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time, Adele and water charity executive Simon Konecki met in 2011. Her last album, '25', released in 2015, broke U.S. and British records by becoming the fastest-selling album of all time. She became the first person in the history of the Grammy awards to win the top three awards twice. U.S. media reported in March this year that Adele had visited a recording studio in New York, raising speculation that a new album would surface soon.
April 20, 2019 18:45 UTC
By KEVIN J. KELLEYMore by this AuthorThe sentencing of confessed drug trafficker Baktash Akasha has been postponed to July 25 following a prosecution move to present evidence linking him to the murder of a drug dealer in South Africa. Judge Victor Marrero, who has been presiding over the Akasha case in a federal court in New York, agreed on Wednesday to reschedule the sentencing that had been set for April 19. Prosecutors maintain that Baktash, along with Ibrahim and their associate Vijay Goswami, decided to have Pinky murdered after he threatened the Akasha brothers and Mr Goswami. It is believed that Mr Goswami agreed last year to cooperate with the prosecution. According to prosecutors, Mr Goswami told an undercover US agent that he had sent flowers to Pinky’s funeral and had called another South African drug dealer to say he was “sorry about your right hand man”.
April 20, 2019 18:33 UTC
Their last two points came through the pair of Edwin Murungi and John Mburu who won by two holes from Windsor’s Moi Lemoshira and George Karugu. Meanwhile, Western beat Vet Lab 5-3 before posting a 6-2 victory against Limuru for 11 points and a total of 20 points, just one better than third placed Muthaiga who also ended the morning round with 11 points for a total of 19. Defending champions Royal and Vet Lab tied in fourth place with 18 points with Sigona tying Mombasa on 17 points. Royal beat Sigona 5-3 then halved with Mombasa (4-4) while Mombasa beat Sigona 6-2. Windsor finished the morning round with five points for a total of eight points while Limuru was still at the bottom with six points after collecting four in the morning round.
At the meeting themed "Blessed is the county whose God is the Lord," clergy supported the call by the Catholic Church to ban politicians from politicking in churches. They are free to attend church services but will not be allowed to use the church to politick," said Bishop Wanjohi Wahinya, chairman of the Nyandarua Pastors Association. Bishop Wahinya noted that the clergy, supported by the county and national government, organised the prayers to unite the church, county leaders and residents. We have witnessed the most prolonged drought ever in Nyandarua," he added. Governor Kimemia further announced that the prayer day would be annual and that his administration would consistently consult the clergy on development matters.
ODM MP warns ‘Tanga Tanga’ and ‘Kieleweke’ against disrupting Madaraka Day celebrationsNarok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta addressing journalist in Narok yesterday.He has warned Jubilee's warring factions against supremacy battles during the Madaraka Day Celebrations. This year's June 1 Madaraka Day Celebrations shall be held at Narok Stadium in Narok North Constituency, as Kajiado County which was the initial host of the event lacks a ready stadium. After dissolution of the TNA party, the MP ditched Jubilee and contested on an ODM ticket and was re-elected for his second term. The MP’s moves come barely days after county youth forum which was set to deliberate on issues affecting the county ahead of the Madaraka Day aborted after it was cancelled by the county security team. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
April 20, 2019 18:00 UTC
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (centre-left) celebrates with teammates after Fiorentina scored an own goal following Ronaldo's shot during their Italian Serie A match on April 20, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. PHOT | MARCO BERTORELLO | AFP
Relegated Fulham produce shock of the afternoon in Premier League205 Sunday, April 21st 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sunday, April 21st 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football By Reuters:With victory at Bournemouth, Fulham ensured they will not end the season with the fewest away points in Premier League history. [AFP]Relegated Fulham ruined Eddie Howe's 500th game as a manager by beating Bournemouth 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday to secure their first away Premier League win of the season. The Cherries still started strongly enough with Josh King side-footing over from close range after fine work from Ryan Fraser, who was also denied by a fine save from keeper Sergio Rico. The result gave Fulham, who beat Everton last week, their first back-to-back Premier League wins since April 2014. "We showed we can play in the Premier League.
April 20, 2019 17:48 UTC
Reports say Mr Bashir is now being held at the Kobar high-security prison. The source also confirmed Mr Bashir was under investigation, telling Reuters prosecutors would "question the former President in Kobar prison". Mr Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes in the country's Darfur region. Sudan's military, however, says it will not extradite him and will try him in the country instead. The coup leader at the time, Awad Ibn Auf, said Mr Bashir was being detained in a "safe place".
April 20, 2019 17:36 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorBEIRUT,Jihadists have killed more than 60 Syrian regime fighters in 48 hours, a monitor said Saturday, in some of the deadliest attacks on pro-Damascus forces in recent weeks. Since Thursday, IS jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in regime-held parts of central and eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Regime fighters also came under attack on another front of Syria's grinding eight-year war, the Britain-based monitor added. CIVIL WAROn Saturday, jihadists linked to Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate attacked loyalists outside the northwestern region of Idlib, killing 26 pro-Assad fighters, it said. BATTLE NOT OVERThe Observatory also said IS fighters killed another eight soldiers and militiamen in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on Thursday night.
April 20, 2019 16:41 UTC
He said technology had changed the way things are done, thanks to science and innovation. In Nairobi, CEMASTEA Director Mr Stephen Njoroge said the African Union had adopted Agenda 2063 that calls for a “revolution” of education, skills and active promotion of science, technology, research and innovation. “CEMASTEA is mandated to enhance the capacity of mathematics and science teachers for effective curriculum delivery,” said Mr Njoroge describing the two disciplines as the building blocks of Technology. He said CEMASTEA that also caters for other African countries had since the beginning of the year trained 1,100 County trainers expected to train 11,709 Mathematics and science teachers drawn from across the country. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
April 20, 2019 16:18 UTC