By AFPMore by this AuthorLONDONManchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday. It is the 10th time United have topped Deloitte's list, with revenue in 2016/17 of 676 million euros ($828 million, £593 million) — just 1.7 million euros ahead of Spanish giants Real. PREMIER LEAGUE POWERDeloitte Sports Business Group senior consultant Timothy Bridge told AFP that the figures show the impact of the current Premier League broadcast deal, which came into effect in 2016/17. "We've 70 percent growth the last two cycles and if this happens again then undoubtedly the Money League will become even more English-focused. However, if there is more moderate growth, then it may allow others from other countries to move into, or up, the Money League.

January 23, 2018 16:36 UTC

By STELLA CHERONOMore by this AuthorA crackdown on muggers and robbery gangs in Nairobi’s central business district by police has left three people dead. Two suspects believed to be leaders of one of the gangs were shot dead at the Railways bridge near Haile Selassie roundabout. Regional Commissioner Bernard Leparmarai, County Police Commander Japhet Koome and Regional Administration Police Commander Francis Mburu admitted that there had been an upsurge in muggings in the CBD and promised to crack down on it. Mr Koome promised that the criminals who had been snatching handbags from women and roughing up people coming out of ATMs, banks and forex bureaus would be eliminated from the city. Earlier Tuesday morning, Central police boss Robinson Thuku said a pedestrian was shot as police chased an armed group of youth along Landhies Road.

January 23, 2018 16:18 UTC

By Sharon AkollaMore by this AuthorA man has been jailed for life for defiling a 10-year-old girl in Kakamega County two years ago. Maurice Amita was convicted after the court found him guilty of committing the offence on June 20, 2015 at Msiaji village.

January 23, 2018 16:07 UTC

The world number one retired against Marin Cilic after an upper right leg problem began troubling him the fourth set on Rod Laver Arena, with the Spaniard wincing in pain and limping as he struggled to continue. She will play second seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki or veteran Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in Saturday's final. Little separated Nadal and big-hitting Cilic until the injury struck, as they traded ferocious groundstrokes in an intense battle. Nadal's retirement follows the departure on Monday of Novak Djokovic, with his immediate playing future uncertain after an elbow injury flared. Really tough match," said the Belgian world number 37.

January 23, 2018 12:36 UTC

By AFPMore by this AuthorLONDONRyan Giggs says Alexis Sanchez is a ready-made "superstar" who can give Manchester United a lift as they bid to chase down Premier League rivals Manchester City. "Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez is similar to Robin van Persie in the sense that they're getting a ready-made superstar and you're seeing the contribution already with Anthony Martial upping his performances," new Wales manager Giggs said on Giggs, United's most-decorated player, said it was an extra bonus that the former Arsenal man would be able to play in the Champions League — United play Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 tie on February 21. "There are people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage," Sanchez wrote. Armenia international winger Mkhitaryan, also 29, fell out of favour with United manager Mourinho after just 18 months at Old Trafford.

January 23, 2018 11:26 UTC

By ANITA CHEPKOECHMore by this AuthorThe petitioner who wanted a Kericho court to order six members of county assembly to purchase a new mace has withdrawn the case. Through his lawyer Onesmas Langat, Mr Soy Cheruiyot told Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi that the mace had already been repaired and that the conservatory order he sought should be withdrawn. We therefore seek to withdraw the conservatory orders to have the respondents to purchase a new one,” said the lawyer. The petitioner also abandoned the order he sought that the respondents be barred from participating in the affairs of the county assembly. The six representatives, through their lawyer Charles Kiplagat, filed a response to the suit saying that the petitioner had lied to the court that he had been at the public gallery in the county assembly when the chaos broke out.

January 23, 2018 10:52 UTC

Mr Keter said it was a sad day in the history of the Parliament of Kenya. “It is unfortunate when you see an institution meant to be independent and play its oversight role over the executive and judiciary, get muzzled by the same executive,” Mr Keter said. The resolutions to remove the members were passed by Jubilee MPs, who are majority in the committees. We want every part of the country to be represented in the parliamentary committees’ leadership,” Mr Duale, who was flanked by majority whip Mr Bernard Washiali, spoke after the process. Mr Washiali accused the MPs of chasing cheap publicity saying that they can perform proper oversight eve as members.

January 23, 2018 10:52 UTC

Cancel LoadingRift Valley residents react to the ousting of Alfred Keter and Silas Tiren from House committeesThe vote of no confidence seeks to remove Nandi Hills Mp Alfred Keter and Moiben Mp Silas Tiren who were elected to chair the house labour and social welfare and the agriculture committees respectively against president Uhuru Kenyatta’s preferred nominees Ali Wario and Adan Ali . There are varied reactions from the north rift, eldoret specifically on the same ...lets speak to our Elvis Kosgey who is in Eldoret.

January 23, 2018 10:41 UTC

Speaking during a public rally at Zimba Village in Sumbawanga District, Rukwa Region, several men said they were direct victims of the problem. "We are being harassed by our wives in this village. “We don’t report to desks dealing with gender-based violence because we as men we feel ashamed of doing so,” he said. Reverend Peter Kawagewe, the director of the Peace Relief Organisation, concurred with the men and called for a comprehensive study on the matter. “For instance, in 2016/17, only four men reported the incidences to police stations as compared to the women who have been reporting in majority,” he said.

January 23, 2018 10:30 UTC

| Published Tue, January 23rd 2018 at 13:16, Updated January 23rd 2018 at 13:18 GMT +3US President Donald Trump on Monday took action in two pending trade disputes, imposing tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. Both actions represent Trump’s first tariff orders , which are also his most consequential trade actions since the early days of his presidency when he withdrew from a Pacific trade deal and launched negotiations to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. “There’s a real chance that this opens the floodgates,” said Chad Bown, a trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. On solar panels, Trump imposed tariffs of 30 percent in the first year, which will gradually fall to half that figure in four years. Tariffs make solar panels more expensive, and thus discourage their use, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

January 23, 2018 10:18 UTC

The plane crashed in Akobo, in the Greater Upper Nile region, two weeks ago, Lam Paul Gabriel, the rebels’ deputy spokesman, said. “When the plane crashed, it took a life. The relatives of the lady and the owners of the cows are complaining they want compensation,” he said. “The (rebel) SPLA-IO-appointed governor of the area has demanded the ransom of $200,000 which is beyond normal compensation for any person killed,” he added. The conflict has displaced a third of the population, shut down most of the oil production and wrecked the economy.

January 23, 2018 09:45 UTC

ALSO READ: Are we sniffing wedding bells between G money and Della the PresenterJust recently, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian welcomed their third child, this time via a surrogate. In a short and simple post, Kardashian announced the child’s name as Chicago West, saying she was born January 15 at 12:47 a.m., weighing in at seven pounds and six ounces. As for baby Chicago, she joins big sister North, 4, and brother Saint, 2. He named his first son Harlem, and his daughter he named after his state of residence: California. Future: While he didn’t spell it exactly the traditional way, rapper Future has a daughter named Londyn.

January 23, 2018 09:45 UTC

Njonjo who has been christened ‘Duke of Kabetshire’ has turned 98 years old. Charles Njonjo bowed to a ‘traitor’ onslaught from a section of Kenyan legislators resigning as the Attorney general before a judicial commission was set to investigate his conduct. Now at 98, the former legislator has remained regal, enigmatic and has been touted as one of the richest men in Kenya. Johnson Sang wrote, “Happy birthday mzee, I remember your firm resolve to protect the constitution in 1970s, May God the Almighty grand you abundant peace.”‘’ God bless you Sir Charles. “A good daddy to us and now babu,just wishing you a peaceful life and good health,” Susan Anyolo wrote.

January 23, 2018 09:22 UTC

Reports reaching us say that Masekela had been battling prostate cancer for the last 10 years and gave in to the struggle this morning. A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a kind musician with the passing of Jazz legend bra Hugh Masekela. We can safely say bra Hugh was one of the great architects of Afro-Jazz and he uplifted the soul of our nation through his timeless music. Bra Hugh lost his battle to prostate cancer today. #RIPBraHugh [Photo: Afromuzik] — South African Government (@GovernmentZA) January 23, 2018In his time, Hugh Masekela was known as South Africa’s “father of jazz” for his unending appetitte of the soulful music.

January 23, 2018 08:47 UTC

What are some of the trends we are seeing in cloud computing and how prepared is the region and, Kenya in particular, to adapt to these changes? Oracle has been the solutions provider for several high profile clients in Kenya including several commercial banks, Kenya Airways, the Kenya Revenue Authority, among others. Clients in Kenya, like in most parts of the region today are asking for faster connectivity and looking to make their operational costs lower. We are also banking on the setting up of our new research lab in Dubai that will serve the region including Kenya. We are also keen to work with more smaller businesses to move to the cloud.

January 23, 2018 08:26 UTC