Miss Spain's Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender candidate in a competition once owned by President Donald Trump. In the final round, Gray earned applause describing her work in the slums of the Philippine capital Manila. 'SPREADING AWARENESS'In the final round, Gray earned applause describing her work in the slums of the Philippine capital Manila. INCLUSIVITYGray — a student of music theory — beat more than 90 contestants from around the globe in the 67th instalment of Miss Universe, which was held in the Thai capital's Impact Arena. This year's event drew positive feedback for themes of inclusivity and an all-women panel of judges made up of business leaders and former Miss Universe titleholders.
December 17, 2018 08:48 UTC
By VINCENT OPIYOMore by this AuthorGor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay was left in awe of Samuel Onyango after the forward scored a brace in the 3-1 win over Nigerian side Lobi Stars in the Caf Champions League first round first leg at Kasarani stadium on Sunday. However Oktay has handed the Kenyan international a new lease of life since he took over on December 5 in the preliminary round return leg against Nyasa Bullets in Malawi. Onyango has started in all matches since then scoring three goals in four appearances. On the overall team performance, Oktay was concerned by the glut of missed chances that cost them a bigger advantage heading to the return leg. “I am not happy but positive, I believe we had chances to make it 4-1 or 5-1.
December 17, 2018 07:18 UTC
Rosemary, who was eyeing the Kibra parliamentary seat in last year's General Election, had to shelve her political ambitions to seek treatment for two aneurysms, brain tumour and stroke. Unbowed and unbent, Rosemary revealed her ordeal in an exclusive interview with Citizen TV on Sunday night. only that we are more in the public limelight.”To end speculation on her health condition, Rosemary said that she cannot see from her left eye. However, Rosemary credited her family and close friends for the support they have given her. Asked whether she would get back to politics, she said: “If God gives me an opportunity, I will not shy away from leadership."
December 17, 2018 07:00 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorAfrica's second largest country, Democratic Republic of Congo, is rich in raw materials and minerals but cursed by deadly violence, insurgencies, graft and poverty. Kabila expelled the forces of his Rwandan and Ugandan allies, sparking a conflict in the Kivu border region in which several African countries became involved. The 1998-2003 conflict caused millions of deaths from violence, disease and starvation, called by some Africa's "Great War". Aid agencies have accused all sides in DRC conflicts of using rape as a weapon of war to terrorise local populations. The DRC has the potential to be one of Africa's wealthiest countries "if it can overcome its political instability," the World Bank says.
December 17, 2018 06:33 UTC
Two killed, 10 injured as villagers clash with policeAt least two people were killed and ten others injured among them Trans Nzoia County Assembly Speaker Joshua Werunga following confrontation between villagers and police yesterday.The villagers were shot by police officers at Kalongolo village in Kwanzaa in a bloody confrontation when the officers went to arrest a man suspected to have attacked a woman. One police officer involved in the shooting was disarmed and arrested as a probe into the incident goes on. As they handcuffed the suspect, some locals raised alarm alerting villagers. Police say it was then that two people were shot and killed and almost a dozen others injured. Villagers refused to release one of the bodies in the confrontation and police were up to Sunday night trying to retrieve it.
December 17, 2018 06:22 UTC
Apart from the controversy-strewn contracts for KIEMS and ballot papers, almost all other financial deals had a tint of fraud. Ren-Form CC, proposed to print and deliver presidential ballot papers in less than a fortnight, if contracted. The one percent was to cater for spoilt ballots and “adverse circumstances “as well as reduce the risk of mismanagement of ballot papers”. At the end, the contract for printing of ballot papers went through open tender, restricted tender then direct procurement. SPENDING BINGEApart from the controversy-strewn contracts for KIEMS and ballot papers, almost all other financial deals had a tint of fraud.
December 17, 2018 06:22 UTC
US Congressman Bradley Sherman said the Ugandan government must commit to essential principles of freedom of speech. Kyagulanyi, had been due to perform at a concert in Jinja, but he said police launched a raid on his hotel in search of him. By DAILY MONITORMore by this AuthorThe international community has condemned police raid on a Jinja hotel that was hosting Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, in ahead of a music concert on Saturday night. US Congressman Bradley Sherman said the Ugandan government must commit to essential principles of freedom of speech. “Disturbing reports from Uganda where Opposition MP Bobi Wine is again in hiding following police violently arresting members of his concert crew,"she tweeted.
December 17, 2018 06:22 UTC
SUMMARY The recent tour of President Kenyatta in Nyanza was accompanied by its fair share of drama as leaders jostled to catch the attention of the Head of State A day before the President landed in the Lakeside city, a senator and a Governor are said to have nearly engaged in a fist fight over an unknown issueThe recent tour of President Kenyatta in Nyanza was accompanied by its fair share of drama as leaders jostled to catch the attention of the Head of State. A day before the President landed in the Lakeside city, a senator and a Governor are said to have nearly engaged in a fist fight over an unknown issue. This was after the county chief allegedly locked out the vocal senator from a planning meeting ahead of the tour. See Also: Governor bans lavish spending on foodThe tiff between the two leaders which left those in attendance shocked, extended to the next day, where the duo avoided the sight of each other in the highly publicized tour by the President, which was the first one after the hand-shake.
December 17, 2018 06:11 UTC
The Nigerians netted a crucial away goal through Samuel Mathias but it could not prevent them from losing to K'Ogalo whose scorers were brace hero Samuel Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge. Taking the away goal as a positive, Ogbeide believes they can make amends at their backyard and register a 2-0 win to proceed to the group stage. “The scoreline doesn’t matter to me, we’ve seen them now we go back home to look at where we went wrong, make corrections then something else can happen,” he said in a post-match interview. He further drew inspiration from their improved display in the second half noting that they were more disciplined. The aggregate winner of this encounter proceeds to the group stage due mid-January.
December 17, 2018 06:11 UTC
Those who attended the fete hoping that they could go home with full bellies left a disappointed lot after the food that had been prepared got finished. Drinks too were exhausted before the function ended. A little birdie whispered to the Grapevine that the county chief, who has banned foreign trips and holding meetings out of the region so as to cut costs, outlawed lavish spending on food and drinks during national days. They were served only a boiled egg and tea. To beat the Hunger pangs, the officials thronged a nearby canteen to buy bread.
December 17, 2018 05:49 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorSEOUL,North Korea has condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever". The warning from the North on Sunday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses. The sanctioned officials include Choe Ryong Hae, who has been considered a right-hand man to leader Kim Jong Un. At a historic summit in Singapore in June, US President Donald Trump and Kim signed a vaguely-worded statement on denuclearisation. In actions required by Congress, the Trump administration said on Monday it would seize any US assets of the three officials over their roles in suppressing freedom of speech.
December 17, 2018 05:48 UTC
By CONSTANT MUNDAMore by this AuthorMobile money accounts crossed 45 million mark for the first time in October underlining the impact of the 11-year old innovation in driving financial inclusion. Nearly 9.44 million mobile accounts were opened in 12 months through October, taking the total past 45.43 million accounts, according to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) mobile payments data released Thursday. The popularity of mobile money transfer services continues to rise among businesses and persons, with some of the previously unbanked using the platforms as primary accounts for financial transactions. The increased adoption of mobile money channels has seen renewed calls for daily transaction limit to be raised. Currently, one is allowed to send up to Sh70,000 per transaction, maintain a maximum account balance of Sh100,000 with daily transaction limit capped at Sh140,000.
December 17, 2018 05:37 UTC
Governor Hassan Joho is on Monday expected to lead a battery of politicians in a meeting with county security chiefs to deliberate on the recent wave of killings that has hit Kisauni and Nyali sub counties. The murders are believed to have been carried out by a dreaded gang that has killed at least 20 people and seriously injured many others. The spiralling crime wave claimed former Kilifi deputy governor Kenneth Kamto, who was gunned down by unknown gunmen in Nyali suburbs on Wednesday last week, as its latest victim. Governor Joho said the meeting will also focus on how best local communities may be involved in combating crime to stem the rise of the dreaded gangs. He said a campaign dubbed "Get Involved" will be launched to incorporate the citizenry in the fight against insecurity.
December 17, 2018 03:33 UTC
For example, in the 2014/2015 financial year, 40 of the 47 counties had pending bills. DELIVERY NOTES“It is important that these are only those pending bills that are captured in the financial statement. There is a possibility that the quantum of pending bills could be much higher than is reported. The Public Financial Management Act and the procurement law provides that no commitment and no tender should be issued without adequate budgetary allocations. However it is observed that the schedules which give rise to these pending bills do not include invoices, fee notes and delivery notes which makes it difficult to ascertain the authenticity of the pending bills across most of these counties.
December 17, 2018 03:22 UTC
By COLLINS OMULOMore by this AuthorMales accounted for 80 per cent of the 2,922 road fatalities recorded by the beginning of last week, the latest report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows. The report, covering January to December 10, says 2,330 male road users and 592 females had died since January. October was the deadliest month, with 289 deaths recorded. PRIVATE VEHICLESMeanwhile, private vehicles caused 756 deaths, commercial vehicles 672 deaths and public service vehicles 570 deaths. ROAD ACCIDENTSBut the number of drivers who died in road accidents fell from 290 last year to 285 this year.
December 17, 2018 03:22 UTC