Pain of man robbed of his fatherhoodRobert Muigana, 34. Muigana last saw his son in October 2018 when visited his estranged wife in Athi River. SEE ALSO :When a man is denied a chance to be a fatherBut four days later when he visited the flat, he was informed they had moved out. The man says his relationship with his wife was initially rosy. Mwangi says while in his case he was able to reconcile with his former wife, many men have not been lucky.
June 16, 2019 21:56 UTC
Leaders divided over call to endorse Raila OdingaRaila Odinga. But MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Dan Maanzo (Makueni), Nixon Korir (Langata) and George Aladwa (Makadara) all had different views on the call to endorse Raila to succeed Uhuru in 2022. SEE ALSO :Ruto, Raila scheme to manipulate Mt. “But what I know is that President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed William Ruto long time ago for presidency in 2022. Political analyst Macharia Munene said ODM leaders were just playing politics as usual and Kenyans should not read so much from their statements.
June 16, 2019 21:56 UTC
Speaking to hundreds of Akorino Church followers at Nairobi's Kasarani Sports Centre, Uhuru accused unnamed politicians of undermining his quest to leave a legacy of a united country. The president’s hard line talk was seen as targeting central Kenya MPs who have been campaigning for his deputy, William Ruto's 2022 presidency. SEE ALSO :ODM leaders clash over Ruto 2022 factional politicsHe called for an end to politicking and accused unnamed politicians of seeking publicity. The team said the campaigns were undermining Uhuru's legacy and development agenda. SEE ALSO :Why DP Ruto allies must stop misleading Kenyans on pollsKamanda told Ruto allies to "keep off central until the 2022 campaign time."
June 16, 2019 21:04 UTC
Hearing of bad soda case finally nears endA crate of soda. The three sued Coca-Cola, which is based in Atlanta, USA, Coca-Cola Central, East and West Africa and Equator Bottlers as the first, second and third defendants respectively. During cross-examination of the complainants last week, Justice Kiarie said he may deliver the judgment before end of this year. A proposal by Equator Bottlers to give each victim Sh45,000 according to court documents, was rejected. SEE ALSO :Ojaamong to get new residenceKebs, citing the results from the samples, filed a case against Equator Bottlers at the Kisumu High Court.
Access, not cost is the driver of credit uptakeBefore M-Pesa became the symbol of financial inclusion, going to the bank was like flying first class. SEE ALSO :App lenders form association as Njoroge talks toughIn Gikomba, lenders were falling over each as they wooed mitumba traders. Technology- and specifically financial technology (fintech)- offers an opportunity to democritise the financial sector by expanding access to credit to all borrowers irrespective of their social and economic stations in life. Nonetheless, it is important that policymakers including law-makers appreciate that access to, rather than cost of, credit is the elephant room. Much effort should thus be channeled towards ensuring that as many Kenyans as possible have access to credit.
OdiBets unveils ambitious plan to support grassroots football77 Monday, June 17th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Monday, June 17th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football By Robin Toskin:The betting firm plan to support grassroots footballIn an effort to bring forth talent in the field of football from Kenya, betting giants OdiBets has donated football jerseys to various teams around the country. The initiative dubbed “OdiBets Mtaani”, has seen over 150 teams benefit from the jersey donations by the gaming firm. “We are grateful for the donation considering that as a team, we do a lot to assist players from the slums to stay away from crime,” said Makolanders coach Michael Okanga, whose team is a beneficiary of the OdiBets Mtaani project. “We will never shy away from helping young players fulfill their dreams, the OdiBets Mtaani project is our way of giving back to the society and we plan to give out more across the country,” said OdiBets country marketing manager Aggrey Sayi.
Why quality will always trump competitionThe world has awoken to the reality and presence of a quality conscious consumer. Days are long gone when consumers would simply lift off the shelf a product without demanding a quality assurance. Indeed, we are now in a quality management world which demands for excellence along the production and supply chains. Quality - is one of the critical needs in the minds of customers and some expect beyond saying “consistent quality”. Quality in the minds of people, quality oriented processes and investment to manage consistency are fundamental factors.
Why Harambee Stars were forced play without their branded national jerseys during 1-1 draw against DR Congo77 Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 20:45 GMT +3 | Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 20:45 GMT +3 | Football By Odero Charles:Harambee Stars played without their branded national jerseys during their international friendly match against DR Congo at Sports Center Santa Ana Calle in Madrid, Spain on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has explained why Harambee Stars were forced play without their branded national jerseys during their 1-1 draw against DR Congo in a friendly match in Spain yesterday. According to FKF, Stars had to put on unbranded all-white shirts against DR Congo after Transavia Airline, a Dutch low-cost airline, left the team's official Macron kit luggage in Paris. "Harambee Stars is set to wear unbranded jerseys in their match against Congo after Transavia Airline left the team's official Macron kit luggage in Paris,” FKF explained in a statement ahead the Saturday kick-off. EgyptHarambee Stars are set to travel to Egypt on Wednesday, five days before their opening match against Algeria.
June 16, 2019 17:09 UTC
Tourist drowns in Lake Geneva during stormThe storm also damaged some of the 465 boats partaking in the Bol d'Or race, an annual regatta taking place on Lake Geneva. The man told officers that the woman had been "passing through Geneva" and that the storm had taken them "by surprise", Matta said. The victim, whose nationality remains unknown, was then taken to a hospital in Geneva where she was declared dead. In a separate incident, the storm also damaged some of the 465 boats taking part in the 81st edition of the Bol d'Or, an annual regatta on Lake Geneva, the event's press service said. In the neighbouring French region of Haute-Savoie the storm also caused damage and left a 51-year-old German tourist dead after a tree came down at a campsite.
June 16, 2019 15:19 UTC
Top 2013 KCSE student found dead in the USNorah Jelagat Borus, she was found dead just days before commencement. [Courtesy]Norah Jelagat Borus, the best girl in Nairobi County in the 2013 KCSE results, is dead.The Stanford University undergraduate was on Friday found dead at her on-campus residence in the US. Borus sat her KCSE exam at Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta, and joined California-based Stanford University to study engineering. She was the fourth best student nationally. Police this afternoon have confirmed the death of an undergraduate co-term student who was found in a residence on campus," Brubaker-Cole said.
June 16, 2019 14:09 UTC
Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to join Juventus77 Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 23:57 GMT +3 | Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 23:57 GMT +3 | Football By Reuters:Sarri signs on at JuventusSerie A champions Juventus appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on Sunday, hoping that his ambitious possession-based game would extend their dominance of Italian football and bring them European silverware. British media reported Juventus agreed a compensation fee with Chelsea in excess of 5 million pounds ($6.30 million) for Sarri, who joins the Italian giants on a three-year contract. Chelsea's Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri checks his watch on the touchline during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 18, 2019. That will not be the case under Sarri, who turned Napoli into the most eye-catching Serie A side with their complex passing movements. He coached 16 different sides in the lower division of the Italian league before finally reaching Serie A with Empoli.
June 16, 2019 13:41 UTC
Living LARGE: Inside Manchester United legend’s lavish mansion brimming with luxury brands403 Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 16:29 GMT +3 | Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 16:29 GMT +3 | Sports By Mirror:Photo [Courtesy]Phil Neville is currently bidding for World Cup glory in France with his England Women's team. But once the Manchester United legend is done with his title-chasing exploits, he'll have a plush mansion to return home to. The Neville family moved into their new home in 2015 after putting their previous millionaire pad in Hale on the market for £4.5million. Neville will return home following the Women's World Cup [Courtesy]They got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating Scotland in their opening group fixture on Sunday. During his playing career, Neville represented United and Everton while also earning 59 caps for England.
June 16, 2019 13:29 UTC
Let’s have economic forum to discuss country’s financial future, Governor MutuaMachakos Governor Alfred Mutua when he appeared before the Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee at Parliament in 2018. He has called for National Economic Forum to deliberate country's financial issues. [File, Standard]Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has urged the political leaders to stop endless politics and consider forming a forum for addressing the country’s economic issues.Mutua said that after having looked at the 2019/2020 Financial Year budget recently tabled by Treasury CS Henry Rotich; it is quite clear that the country needs a rethink of financial future.He lamented the increasing tax burden and the expanding financial gap likely to dash the financial hopes of ordinary Kenyans.“The taxation of the very poor and the huge financing gaps with no clear indication of how jobs will be created, poverty rolled back and economic revival achieved, means that we need to step in and play our roles to support what Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government is doing,” he stated in a statement seen by Standard Digital.He added that: “I call for a National Economic Forum, bringing together leaders from the national and county governments, economic experts, scholars, business people and others to discuss “out of the box” ideas that will help spur our economy.”SEE ALSO :Mutua: Uhuru’s plans will be hindered unless big fish are prosecuted, jailedThe Maendeleo Chap Chap boss also lashed at political factions deeply sucked into campaign mood, and urged them to stop early politics and redirect such energies in discussing the economy. For the latest news in entertainment check out Sde.co.ke and Pulser.co.ke , for everything sports visit Gameyetu.co.ke and ladies we have you covered on Evewoman
June 16, 2019 12:45 UTC
Nyong’o made his intentions known during the burial of his late mother Mama Dorothy Nyong'o who was laid to rest on Friday.'' The Kisumu county boss said he had decided to enrol at St Paul's University to study Theology in a bid to follow her mother’s wish. The Governor’s eulogy turned hilarious when he told the congregation that he told off his mother when she became persistent on him to become a pastor. Ah ah ah I think it’s a tough calling Mum,'' he said. It now remains a matter of time whether the Governor will keeps his word or not.
June 16, 2019 11:59 UTC
Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party insteadPuddles are seen in farm fields as heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in U.S. corn planting this spring, near Sheffield, Illinois. Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead. James McCune, a farmer from Mineral, Illinois, was unable to plant 85% of his intended corn acres and wanted to commiserate with his fellow farmers by hosting the “Prevent Plant Party” at The Happy Spot. Nationwide, farmers are expected to harvest the smallest corn crop in four years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. McKnight, who attended the party, said farmers returned Golden Harvest corn seed, made by ChemChina’s Syngenta.
June 16, 2019 11:48 UTC