Media personality and KTN News anchor Grace Kuria has called it quits at the Mombasa road-based station owned by Standard Media Group. While hosting the station’s Sunday lunchtime bulletin, the Beyond the Scars host announced that that was her last bulletin on KTN News. Kilicho na mwanzo kina mwisho and this has been my last broadcast on KTN News and KTN Home,” she said. Ms Kuria joined the tv station in January 2019 after being poached from K24 TV where she had been working as a camera operator. Despite the cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi at the time, my mum had to find ways to come and stay with me in the hospital as I couldn’t do much by myself,” Ms Kuria shared then.
January 18, 2021 06:22 UTC
US President-elect Joe Biden answers a question as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US, January 8, 2021. US President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to share classified information with President Donald Trump after the Republican leaves office, Biden’s top aide said on Sunday. Read More“We’ll certainly look for a recommendation from the intelligence professionals in the Biden administration ... and we will act on that recommendation,” he said. Subscribe to Our Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated on the latest developments and special offers! Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was more blunt, telling CBS’ “Face The Nation” program, “I don’t think he can be trusted with it.”
January 18, 2021 05:26 UTC
The strained relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko continued to play out in public after Mr Sonko posted an insult targeting the head of state. Mr Sonko, in a tweet, used a derogatory term to refer to the president leaving many social media users shocked. Mr Sonko was agreeing with CJ Maraga on his sentiments but expressed it using an insult. The former governor also argues that senators voted for his removal without confirming whether the impeachment motion was procedural and supported by evidence. He also argued that senators voted for the charges levelled against him by MCAs without any evaluation of the evidence placed before the Senate.
January 18, 2021 05:15 UTC
They talk about the roads, electricity and water as part of the achievements of the government," Uhuru said. The President was speaking on Kikuyu vernacular stations in an interview that was recorded on Sunday afternoon. Uhuru is known to retreat to his backyard either in person or on vernacular radio whenever he wants to directly address that constituency. And even when they talk about Sh2 billion, that is the same amount of money they are stealing daily," Uhuru said. Uhuru added that the issue of unemployment was also key to the handshake and thus the proposal for the tax holiday for youth firms.
January 18, 2021 05:15 UTC
The Nairobi County government missed its annual revenue target from building permits by Sh1.6 billion. FILE PHOTO | NATIONThe Nairobi County government missed its annual revenue target from building permits by Sh1.6 billion. FILE PHOTO | NATIONActing Nairobi Governor Benson Mutura has sent packing the entire Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board members after the expiry of their term. Others sent packing include Leonard Mungai, Michael Wathigo – who had replaced Mr Kambi after his sacking in 2019, and former councilor Mutunga Mutungi. “It is notified for the general information of the public that I, Benson Mutura, acting Governor of the Nairobi City County, have pursuant to section 4 of the Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Act, appointed the following to be members of the Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board,” read a gazette notice dated January 8, 2021.
January 18, 2021 04:52 UTC
Officially launched in 2008, it would become one of China’s earliest platforms to provide on-demand music streaming. Two years after the acquisition, Alibaba hired Gao Xiaosong and Song Ke, two veterans of China’s music industry, to run Alibaba Music, which combined Xiami with another music streaming app called TTpod. In 2016, Tencent folded QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo into Tencent Music Entertainment to strengthen its hand in the fight for market share. However, the ensuing tussle among music platforms for copyright forced China’s National Copyright Administration (NCA) to intervene in September 2017. In any case, analysts said the impact of its closure on the music streaming market is minimal.
January 18, 2021 04:52 UTC
The dubious Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement scandal – the bedrock of a leadership purge in the police’s Crime Intelligence (CI) Division – saw more than R1.1 million channelled from a shadowy police slush fund to companies controlled by former cops. Crime Intelligence boss Peter Jacobs, along with five high-ranking officers under his command, have been suspended while facing misconduct charges after the Secret Services Account – the R500 million slush fund meant to bankroll covert operations – was used to pay for the PPE “splurge”.
January 18, 2021 03:11 UTC
The image of Washington as a fortress has unsettled U.S. pride over the traditionally peaceful transfer of power. It was unclear how much the FBI warning and robust security presence around the country on Sunday led protesters to cancel plans. A similarly small group of about a dozen protesters, a few armed with rifles, stood outside Michigan’s capitol in Lansing. Gun-toting National Guard soldiers in camouflage manned checkpoints across the city center, which was closed off to traffic with large military vehicles deployed to block streets. A Virginia pro-gun advocacy group and the boogaloo movement have declared plans to hold protests on this year’s Lobby Day.
January 18, 2021 01:30 UTC
“We’re such a small community with so few Elders left, and it does seem to have a high death rate with the older people. “If something like that comes through any kind of small community, it could end up wiping out a whole generation. “When you go out to Fort Simpson or somewhere like Hay River, use your mask,” he said. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...“The direction to everyone in the territory is to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, stay home if they’re feeling unwell, and contact their local health centre to get a COVID-19 test at the first sign of any illness,” Thompson wrote. Establishments in Fort Simpson ramped up cleaning protocols on the weekend, many of them closing for deep cleaning or changing their store hours.
January 18, 2021 01:29 UTC
She tried to create her own bridal veil to wear at the upcoming wedding, but it didn't exactly go to plan. The 31-year-old has always been good at crafts but her attempt to create something unique for her nuptials wasn't a success. She shared a video of her box of wedding crafts, which included fake flavours, notebooks and a piece of lace. (Image: staceysolomon/Instagram)The mum-of-three said: "I'm trying to sort out my wedding crafts and put them into categories because it's getting out of hand!" Stacey said: "This must be why I saved it to see what I look like in a veil.
January 18, 2021 01:07 UTC
NEW ORLEANS - The Saints have ruled out two regular contributors to their running attack — option quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Latavius Murray — from Sunday’s divisional round playoff game against the Buccaneers. Hill (knee) and Murray (thigh) both missed multiple practices this week and had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Tampa Bay had listed three players as questionable — running back Ronald Jones (quadricep, finger), safety Jordan Whitehead (knee) and defensive back Andrew Adams (not injury related) — but all three were active. The Saints also deactivated receiver Juwan Johnson, cornerback Ken Crawley, offensive lineman Derrick Kelly, defensive tackle Malcolm Roach and defensive back Patrick Robinson. The Buccaneers scratched running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn, receiver Justin Watson, safety Javon Hagan, guard Earl Watford, tight end Antony Auclair, QB Ryan Griffin and defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter.
January 17, 2021 22:41 UTC
Worldwide Scholarships CEO Munya Maraire. [Standard Sports]East Africa is set to see a revolution in how sports talent management with the entry of South Africa-based Worldwide Scholarships (WWS) coming to the shores this week. The organisation formed in 2002 in the USA has been active in Southern Africa from where the founder and chief executive Munya Maraire from Zimbabwe is based. The 20-year-old organisation targets young talent between 13 and 21, mostly in football, basketball, athletics and rugby, and the scouts tap the best for opportunities abroad in colleges through scholarships. “There are big prospects here, especially in football and rugby, in which case they can transition to American football.
January 17, 2021 20:52 UTC
ICEA King of the Course Clubnite Member winner Hon Jamleck Kamau tees off on the par-four 10th hole, January 15, 2021. Jamleck Kamau, playing off handicap 11 and on a score of 39 stableford points, won the Member winner prize. At the par-72 Ruiru course, handicap 19 Erastus Thoronjo won the Men winner prize after returning 39 stableford points. Handicap 31 Salome Mwaura won Lady winner prize on a score of 39 stableford points, while handicap 31 Lucy Mwangi was Lady winner second. First Nine Lady winner prize went to a handicap 29, Jane Kimere, who had 22 stableford points, while Second Nine lady winner was Margaret Muriu with 19 stableford points.
January 17, 2021 20:32 UTC
KCB's Simon Munala (left) and Collins Sichenje during FKF Premier League match at Kasarani Stadium yesterday. Elvis Rupia scored a brace as AFC Leopards beat KCB 2-1 at Kasarani Stadium yesterday to end the bankers six game unbeaten run in the FKF Premier League. The victory saw Leopards, who have two games in hand end their two game losing streak and consequently move into the fifth place on the table with 12 points, same as sixth ranked Bandari who saw off visiting Kakamega Homeboyz 4-3 on Saturday. But twelve minutes into the second half, Rupia received a long pass before easily beating the keeper to put Leopards in front. In Mumias, Posta Rangers saw off Vihiga United 1-0 in a match that both sides finished the game with ten men following red cards on Vihiga’s Junior and Rangers’ Charles Odette.
January 17, 2021 20:28 UTC
Nairobi was the centre of every Kenyan intrigue, including the counter-force to ‘white man’s country’ that became the Mau Mau war. With Kiburi House as their strategy centre, Mau Mau operators shot at Nairobi Councilor Muchohi Gikonyo in 1950 for appending his signature to the charter making Nairobi a city. Although Badi went about positively changing the face of Nairobi, Sonko found ways of frustrating the general by refusing to release funds. In light of the Msambweni victory, the Tangatanga side wanted to use a Nairobi by-election to embarrass opponents. The Kieleweke side, however, refused to fall into the Nairobi by-election trap.
January 17, 2021 20:07 UTC