However, when it comes to the business empire that Kenya’s founding president, Jomo Kenyatta, built, things have been moving from strength to strength as younger family members join the family business and help grow its territory. POLITICAL POWERPresident Uhuru Kenyatta’s assumption of power in 2013 further served to oil the Kenyatta business juggernaut with most of the family ventures shifting into expansion mode. Unlike those who were powerful at some point and later faded due to loss of political power, the Kenyatta family is still here; two presidents, two first ladies and many youthful entrants into the running of the businesses. But buyouts and consolidation within the first family business ranks are not just limited to banking. Analysts believe a stable steering hand anchored on former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta has given the family business empire the needed cohesion and stability.
February 16, 2019 04:18 UTC
Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections have been delayed for a week. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement just five hours before the polls were due to open on Saturday. Read: Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time? Nigeria has been forced to bolster its security, with the run-up to the elections marred by violence. Nigeria is not new to voting postponements - previous elections in 2011 and 2015 were delayed by several days.
February 16, 2019 04:07 UTC
"President Trump is manufacturing a crisis and declaring a made-up 'national emergency' in order to seize power and subvert the constitution," said California Governor Gavin Newsome. President Trump said he expected a legal fight and predicted he would prevail. "We will have a national emergency, and we will then be sued," he said Friday. POWER GRABMr Trump invoked the 1976 National Emergencies Act after Congress refused to allocate his requested $5.7 billion for a wall in a spending bill. The emergencies act "does not provide any explicit limitations on what does and does not constitute a national emergency," Daskal told AFP.
February 16, 2019 03:56 UTC
'WAR'Later Friday, Mr Maduro asked the military to prepare for a "special deployment" to reinforce the border with Colombia -- and make it "impregnable." Mr Guaido, who is recognised by 50 countries as the interim president, accuses Mr Maduro of causing economic hardship through mismanagement. POWER STRUGGLEHumanitarian aid has become a key issue in the power struggle between Mr Maduro and Mr Guaido. 'TREASON'Mr Guaido accuses Mr Maduro of being a "usurper" over his controversial reelection last year in polls widely branded as fraudulent. "The worst thing is stimulating the imperial madness of an extremist Ku Klux Klan government in the White House," said Mr Maduro.
February 16, 2019 03:45 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorCHICAGO,Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. Police said they do not know the motive for the shooting, but witnesses told local media that the gunman was a disgruntled employee. ANNIVERSARYThe shooting comes just a day after the first anniversary of the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former pupil killed 14 students and three staff. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, a Democrat, said Friday's shooting was part of an epidemic of gun violence. GUN VIOLENCEA coalition of gun control advocacy groups also condemned the shooting, saying it was the 198th mass shooting in the last 10 years.
February 16, 2019 03:33 UTC
Majority of our sponsorship funds come from marketing budgets controlled by marketing directors or managers depending on the size of the organization. As marketing managers we may give nice speeches about our noble intentions for our youth and country, but it all amounts to the bottom line. So while approaching a marketing manager, one must be aware of the many competing options available. We also needed to establish what kind of budgets such sponsors are willing to spend on a single event. It doesn't matter how good your assets are; marketing budgets are limited, and good manager will want to spread his spend across many platforms.
February 16, 2019 03:22 UTC
Thus nothing preoccupies Kenyan football fans today than the return of Dennis Oliech. Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech in action during their SportPesa Premier League match on January 6, 2019 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. Dennis Oliech (centre) celebrates with teammates Macdonald Mariga (left) and Bob Mugalia during a past match. Here, the Dennis Oliech effect is already being felt at Gor Mahia even before he has fully become ensconced in the team. I hope he takes inspiration from Dennis Oliech’s example.
February 16, 2019 03:00 UTC
Then it moves down another line where the Southern Bypass runs by the inner fringes of the park. “Now there is also the Inland Container Depot (ICD) access road line still going through the park,” he continues. Nairobi National Park is quietly seeing its life snuffed out as these infrastructural developments human settlements gradually block wildlife dispersal corridors and eat up their habitat, acre after acre. We might think the park is fine right now but definitely with time the park might succumb to the pressures. “We had always suspected that overflow from the sewage systems was finding its way here and estates were discharging sewage into the park.
February 16, 2019 02:59 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorABUJA,Nigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. Governorship and state assembly elections will be pushed back to March 9, Mr Yakubu said. PRESSURENigeria postponed voting just one week before it was due to be held at the last election in 2015, citing security concerns linked to the Boko Haram insurgency. The six-week delay was seen as a way for president Goodluck Jonathan to claw back votes after a strong challenge from Mr Buhari, then an opposition candidate. Mr Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) said at the time that Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were trying to scupper the vote.
February 16, 2019 02:48 UTC
KTN News Feb 16,2019View More on News CentreNigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. Polling had been due to start at nearly 120,000 polling units in Africa's most populous nation at 0700 GMT, with a record 73 candidates on the ballot. President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term of office, but is facing a stiff challenge from the main opposition candidate, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar.
February 16, 2019 02:15 UTC
The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release. Anthony Joshua’s World Heavyweight title clash with Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden is already the hottest ticket in New York after becoming the highest grossing pre-sale for a boxing event at the famous arena. See Also“We know that AJ is a huge box office hit in the UK but to break the pre-sale record at the iconic Madison Square Garden is astounding,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. Tickets are priced, $106, $156, $206, $306, $406, $506, $756, $1,006, $1,256 and $2,506 plus applicable booking fees. Wheelchair seats, companion seats, aisle seats and Assistive Listening Devices are available to purchase by calling 212-465-6034
February 16, 2019 01:18 UTC
FURNISHEDShe added: “Why is that officer at State House playing tricks on me and my son. One day President Uhuru Kenyatta will know these tricks.”However, State House Spokesperson and Head of Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) Kanze Dena insisted that the house was well-furnished. She added: “What was agreed upon when the family met the President at State House has been delivered. Ms Kamau lives in a rented mud house in Lanet area some four kilometres away from the house she rejected. She claimed that the house was not the kind of befitting gift President Kenyatta had in mind for her son.
February 15, 2019 21:56 UTC
Will Sarri survive until the end of the season given that his boss/owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t take kindly to beatings for his team of 4-0 to Bournemouth and then 6-0 to rivals Manchester City. After the final whistle at the City fiasco, Sarri did not even wait to shake hands with City manager Pep Guardiola. Now I have discovered that several senior members of the squad are talking about leaving if Sarri stays beyond this season. In the other technical area stood Ruben Loftus Cheek with his manager Sarri. I also learned the long serving defender is set to leave the club at the end of this season.
February 15, 2019 21:33 UTC
Athletics Kenya have not ruled out wild cards in selection of Team Kenya to the World Cross Country Championships as national trials go down at Eldoret Sports Club next weekend. “Everybody is being given a chance to make Team Kenya and only the top six in the individual events will make the team,” said Tuwei. This will include six athletes in each of the five categories lined up, thus junior men, junior women, senior men, senior women and the mixed relays. In the relays, Tuwei said they will depend on the technical teams to identify the best. Ethiopia holds the senior men, junior men and women’s team titles.
February 15, 2019 21:33 UTC
The dean of students at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa is battling a case in which he is charged with assaulting a female foreign professor. The accused assaulted Rosa and caused her actual bodily harm, the charge sheet says. The charge sheet says that on October 3, 2018 Nderitu at the university’s Karen campus attacked Ko. Ko was by at the time assistant professor in International Relations but was reportedly fired after the incident. The prosecution intends to call three witnesses to testify at the next hearing scheduled for March 20.
February 15, 2019 21:22 UTC