Popular musician King Kaka took to Instagram to celebrate his wife on his road to recovery. The CEO of Kaka Empire penned a letter to his wife praising her for her thoughtful deeds. On Facebook, he wrote," From kulala kwa couch ya hospital ya bed then you wake up shower in the same hospital, go smile kwa T.V. I am working on that road to recovery but I pray that God guides you and grants all your hearts' wishes and Desires." He also disclosed that he is in his final recovery stages and sought prayers from Netizens.
September 21, 2021 10:52 UTC
Deputy President William Ruto addresses residents of Kimana town in Kajiado County. [DPPS]Deputy President William Ruto has accused ODM leader Raila Odinga of concentrating his efforts on shooting down the bottom-up economic model without giving an alternative. Recently, Raila launched his Azimio la Umoja, a strategic plan aimed at uniting Kenya ahead of the 2022 General Election. Raila Odinga, on the other hand, has pledged to unite the country, manage the national debt and provide an enabling environment for the youth to flourish economically. The DP also accused Raila Odinga of forging an alliance with the president to frustrate his ambition.
September 21, 2021 10:31 UTC
PHOTO:[Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]After a successful completion of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) African championships at the Kirigiti shooting Range, Team Kenya has now proceeded to the United States for the much anticipated US National championships - which are the global shooting championships. The Tier 5 match presented by Beretta kicks off on September 22nd-25th, 2021 at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex in Palisade, Colorado USA. Team Kenya comprises of five members who have already landed in the United States and embarked on familiarizing themselves with the environment and terrain of the venue as they practice ahead of the global fete. “We are very excited to be working with Seth Hayden who will serve as the match director. Assisting him in the assistant match director role is Noel Gardner, Frank Strong, and Marty Johnson.”The IDPA Nationals and World championship matches are usually open to IDPA members with a classification of marksman or higher.
September 21, 2021 09:45 UTC
Former South African President Jacob Zuma. A South African court on Tuesday resumed a trial that has dragged out for years over a $2 billion arms deal involving ex-president Jacob Zuma, whose legal team was expected to make a plea to remove the prosecutor. His jailing was nonetheless seen as a victory for South Africa's ability to enforce the rule of law, even against powerful politicians. The top court on Friday dismissed a bid by Zuma to overturn that 15-month jail sentence. "I wear the badge of being a political prisoner ... (of) the struggle for the freedom of the African," Zuma said in a statement late on Monday.
September 21, 2021 09:11 UTC
Investigators comb a dormitory for clues after last night's fire at Ofafa Jericho School. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]Detectives wound up at Ofafa Jericho School in Nairobi this morning to comb for clues into the cause of a fire last night. KEEP READING Over 35 students hospitalised after Ofafa Jericho School fireNo property or students’ personal effects were salvaged in one of the cubicles, as these pictures will show. Fire remains seen in one of the cubicles at Ofafa Jericho School. Fire investigators comb for clues at a dormitory at Ofafa Jericho School.
September 21, 2021 08:21 UTC
Masuku now argues that Downer would have known that t Leonard McCarthy and the Scorpions had been involved in the compilation of the “Browse Mole Report”. That report contained allegations that various African states and local organisations were assisting Zuma in furthering his presidential ambitions. Downer failed to do anything about this unlawful report, Masuku argues. Former NPA head Vusi Pikoli confirmed in court papers that the Browse Mole report never formed part of the state’s investigation into Zuma – an argument that was accepted by the Pietermaritzburg High Court, when it dismissed Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution. - Karyn Maughan
September 21, 2021 07:43 UTC
Paul Rusesabagina, the man who was hailed a hero in a Hollywood movie about the country's 1994 genocide is detained and paraded in front of media in handcuffs at the headquarters of Rwanda Investigation Bureau in Kigali, Rwanda. [Reuters]A Rwandan court has sentenced Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of terror-related charges. Rusesabagina, 67, who was feted around the world after being portrayed by actor Don Cheadle in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, is a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame. He denied all charges and said he was kidnapped from Dubai this year to be put on trial. Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Rusesabagina on nine charges, including terrorism, arson, taking hostages and forming an armed rebel group.
September 21, 2021 07:31 UTC
Screen image of Netflix plan being offered in Kenya obtained by Reuters on September 20, 2021. The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have ads. Netflix hopes the free plan will lead to users signing up for a paid option with more content. ALSO READ: Netflix to launch Sh400 mobile-only plan in KenyaAnyone 18 or older in Kenya can enroll in the free plan and create up to five profiles. Some functions, such as the ability to download a show or movie, will not be available under the free plan.
September 21, 2021 07:30 UTC
[Reuters]Sudanese authorities have contained a coup attempt and the situation has been brought under control, a member of the country's ruling council told Reuters Tuesday. Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup on Monday was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly, spokesman Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman said. A government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the coup attempt had involved an effort to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the Nile from the capital, Khartoum. A witness said that the military had used tanks to close a bridge connecting Khartoum with Omdurman early on Tuesday morning. Transitional authorities have said they had foiled or detected previous coup attempts linked to factions loyal to Bashir.
September 21, 2021 07:30 UTC
Airtel Money has partnered with World Remit to allow Airtel customers to receive money from 129 countries, free of charge. World Remit is an international money transfer service that allows people across the world, to send money directly to Airtel Money wallets in a fast, affordable, secure and easy way to use. Through this partnership, Airtel Money customers will be able to receive funds directly into their wallets and transact through sending or withdrawing money, paying bills or using the Lipa Na Airtel Money options. According to the third quarter sector statistics (January-March 2021) by the Communications Authority of Kenya, the number of active mobile money subscriptions grew by 2.0 per cent to stand at 33.1 million, whereas active mobile money agents stood at 275,907 up from 264,390. Airtel Kenya Managing Director, Prasanta Das Sarma said the volume of transactions and the number of new registered customers to Airtel Money continues to grow.
September 21, 2021 07:18 UTC
Research, a critical component of universities, is an important sector that can earn the university income and Moi University is now looking to revitalise that department. Although he denied the existence of ghost workers at Moi University, Kimani said they will stay vigilant to ensure they do not appear. “Many of them (Moi University alumni) are technocrats in ministries of government and in private companies and are very successful. He said Moi University seeks to identify itself with the best in the world for the purposes of skills transfer. Moi University Vice Chancellor Isaac Kosgei said they are optimistic they have taken a path that will lead to academic redemption for the University.
September 21, 2021 06:45 UTC
“I got pregnant when the pandemic had just started to bite and gave birth in June last year,” she narrates. “I gave birth on the 23rd of July this year. It is not only primary school pupils who have been affected but also secondary school students. Kesho Kenya is one of the organisations that is advocating for behavioral change in both boys and girls in secondary schools. Lutsangani Secondary school, which lost its dormitory to a fire last year, is one of the beneficiaries.
September 21, 2021 06:33 UTC
Members of South Korean band BTS walk near the United Nations headquarters during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2021. [Reuters]Fully vaccinated South Korean band BTS danced its way through the United Nations in a Monday broadcast, promoting global goals tackling poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change ahead of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. The seven-member group filmed a music video to its song 'Permission to Dance' in the world body's New York headquarters over the weekend, dancing through the General Assembly hall and out into the gardens. BTS - whose members declared they were all fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - also appeared in person at the event in the General Assembly, introduced by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. They praised the resilience of youth, saying they were not "COVID's lost generation."
September 21, 2021 06:10 UTC
The drive to venture into the innovation space was stirred by the passion I have for conserving the environment. What prompted you to settle on recycling waste material into valuable items? I wanted to create a company that reduces environmental pollution through recycling or upcycling of some of the most common waste. To mitigate this, I decided to find a way of eliminating used plastics from our homes by upcycling them to something useful. We fill it with used diapers, cover it with soil and plant tree seedlings.
September 21, 2021 06:00 UTC
Laikipia residents now want to be granted access to the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) Mutara Ranch linked to Deputy President William Ruto. The residents said ADC used to grant them access to the ranch to graze their animals during the drought season at a fee. We are not able to benefit from the farm as we did before,” said Joseph Lenolkulal, a resident. The residents expressed their fury with the farm management, which they accused of diverting tributaries from flowed their villages into the ranch. The number of herders moving out of the area had increased since 2015 when the farm was leased out,” said Leshondo.
September 21, 2021 05:35 UTC