MOSCOWRussian football bosses are rallying behind World Cup anti-racism inspector Alexei Smertin in an embezzlement probe unfolding less than two months before kickoff. A former Chelsea player, Smertin serves both as the World Cup's chief anti-discrimination official and Dynamo's executive director. But they have added to organisers' headaches as they race against the clock to put on the most expensive World Cup ever staged. Smertin is responsible for raising awareness about racism in Russian football and cleaning up the domestic game. Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia over monkey chants heard during a World Cup warm-up against France in Saint Petersburg in March.
April 24, 2018 13:30 UTC
By COLLINS OMULOMore by this AuthorNational Environmental Management Agency (Nema) on Monday closed down all slaughterhouses in Kiamaiko, Nairobi, for not complying with various regulations, especially the management of solid and liquid waste. Nema communications manager Evans Nyabuto said the slaughterhouses, popular for goat meat from northern Kenya, were closed for not having waste water pre-treatment facilities. “We have ordered the immediate closure of Kiamaiko slaughterhouses because they do not have pre-treatment facilities. He said the slaughterhouses are a major source of pollutants to Nairobi River which is currently being rehabilitated by Nema, the Ministry of Environment and Nairobi County government. We realised that all Kiamaiko slaughterhouses are discharging their waste directly to Nairobi River,” he said.
April 24, 2018 12:56 UTC
By AGGREY MUTAMBOMore by this AuthorUS Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has urged authorities in the country to respect media freedom for the sake of development. Journalists need to be protected. "Freedom of the media and freedom of expression are so vitally important for the future of the country," he said in Kisumu. Mr Godec further said he was hopeful the new officials of the the Editors Guild will contribute to the freedom of the media, following their elections last Saturday. The Editors Guild, a professional body of journalists often comprises of media chiefs.
April 24, 2018 12:45 UTC
“The obsession with fertiliser, maize and sugar imports must come to an end,” he said. The president was addressing governors (via video) gathered in Kakamega for the fifth devolution conference in Kakamega. We will live to expectations on devolution, if we consult, coordinate and communicateALSO READ: Kenya has adequate healthcare workers2. The misguided per-occupation with Sugar, maize and fertilizer importation must come to an end. ALSO READ: Devolution is a success story, more yet can still be achieved9.
April 24, 2018 12:11 UTC
“I can’t stand the sight of you helping me cook!” she said. “It’s a woman’s job,” she firmly responded. A WOMAN’S JOBShe insisted that all the household chores are a woman’s job. She went ahead to tell me that a woman had to be submissive to avoid wrangles in a marriage. While some women are busy pacing space for women in the awfully patriarchal society, some are comfortable to remain ‘oppressed’.
April 24, 2018 11:47 UTC
| Published Tue, April 24th 2018 at 14:19, Updated April 24th 2018 at 14:26 GMT +3A class three pupil has killed his thirteen years old colleague after a fight at a village in Homa Bay County. The girl identified as Doreen Auma, 13, died while receiving medication at Homa Bay county referral hospital a few hours later. Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum confirmed the incident saying police were questioning the boy. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840The minors engaged in a physical fight when Auma suddenly slapped the boy on the face. Auma’s body was taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem.
April 24, 2018 11:24 UTC
Cancel LoadingMP Babu Owino sends netizens into a frenzy with his Matiba's condolence & 'Julius Malema Challenge'Do you remember when Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi alias ‘Jaguar’ exchanged blows in Parliament? Let no one fool you, there are no permanent enemies in politics.? The two got into a fistfight on October 10 after Jaguar got annoyed by Babu’s failure to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the August 8th election.
April 24, 2018 11:03 UTC
Governor Mike Sonko apologised for the mess in Nairobi but blamed his predecessor when he met Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka on Tuesday. "Engineers qualified .. mambo ya takataka (the garbage problem) ... we are trying our best," he said. What you doing is remarkable and encouraging," he told Sonko. The Opposition leader told Sonko to be firm when the Governor paid him a courtesy call at Capitol Hill in Nairobi on Friday. More on this: Put your foot down to change Nairobi, Raila tells Sonko at meetingClick here for the latest political news
April 24, 2018 11:03 UTC
| Published Tue, April 24th 2018 at 13:09, Updated April 24th 2018 at 14:07 GMT +3Floods in Nairobi leave a trail of destruction. A number of river banks have burst its banks due to the heavy rains identified by the Met department as long rains. ALSO READ: Weather patterns across Kenya out as heavy rains kill manyAccording to the met department, the water levels have risen above the initial average and likely to increase up to June. “The winds have brought excess moisture from the ocean and the rains has continue to pound in most parts of the country,” said Ali Ramtu Uasin Gishu county director of met department. Floods have also left a trail of destruction and fear among locals who have been forced to shift to higher grounds as a safety measure.
April 24, 2018 10:18 UTC
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago was booed at the devolution conference on Tuesday for attempting to dismiss claims that County chiefs micromanage resources. Mandago, who had been reacting to Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen's remarks, said county chiefs follow the law. "We have to correct the misconception that funds are allocated from the centre," he said telling off Murkomen, who lashed out at Governors. Full story: Murkomen attacks Governors for 'crippling' oversight roleBut in rebuttal, Mandago said the budget-making process includes ward representatives at every stage since the budget goes through the assemblies. In his brief speech, Mandago said Governors will only support the Ward Development Fund once the Senate passes the Bill and amends the Public Finance Management Act as well.
April 24, 2018 10:18 UTC
A survivor, Paul Kariuki, says he miraculous escaped death after he managed to get out of the car. Four of the victims were from Maraigushu village in the outskirts of Naivasha town. Four of the victims were from Maraigushu village in the outskirts of Naivasha town. NIGHTMAREA survivor, Paul Kariuki, says he miraculous escaped death in the Saturday incident. ESCAPE“The water was sweeping the car away but I managed to lower the car’s window and get out.
April 24, 2018 10:07 UTC
However, with deposits also tripling from Sh78 million to Sh230.8 million, the expenses of holding such deposits increased. The Kajiado County-based microfinance grew its interest on loan portfolio by 95 per cent to Sh13.4 million to lift its total income to Sh18.6 million. This is despite growing its total income from Sh17.2 million to Sh20.2 million. “The proposal is to have the minimum capital requirements for all microfinance banks increased for both existing MFBs and new entrants,” CBK said. While its total income grew by Sh31 million to Sh231.6 million, expenses ate into this gain.
April 24, 2018 09:59 UTC
At Kakamega High School, the venue of the conference, security chiefs had amassed all relevant protocol for his coming. By AGGREY MUTAMBOMore by this AuthorPresident Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday skipped devolution conference in Kakamega. Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru told the meeting that Mr Kenyatta, who was expected to officially open it, would make his address via a video link from State House Nairobi. Ms Waiguru later announced while giving her speech that the president "has joined us via video link." If he addresses the meeting via video link, it will be Mr Kenyatta's first time since the annual conference started in 2014.
April 24, 2018 09:58 UTC
SUMMARY On Friday, two women and man deposited Sh50, 000 fake notes to an MPESA outlet only to escape lynching by an angry mob after being discovered. Traders and residents in Embu town are counting losses after losing their money to a syndicate dealing in fake notes. The criminals have been dealing in fake Sh1000 and Sh500 notes that their victims confess appear genuine unless one does a thorough checking. On Friday, two women and man deposited Sh50, 000 fake notes to an MPESA outlet only to escape lynching by an angry mob after being discovered. He reportedly gave the old man Sh500 and even invited him for a meal at a hotel in Kubukubu area.
April 24, 2018 09:56 UTC
7 hours agoAs the local political landscape continues to shift in the wake of the meetings between ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta and retired presidents Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki, the intrigues behind the handshakes in the build up to the 2022 elections continue to grow. Debarl Inea discussed this issue with Ford Kenya deputy leader Boni Khalwale, Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu, Nyando MP Jared Okello and Kiambu senator Kimani Wamatangi.
April 24, 2018 09:56 UTC