EDITORIAL: Lessons from Hull City

Now that the industry has grown considerably in recent years, it would be prudent to organise teams along more professional lines. Sport has helped many youth escape temptations such as drug abuse and a life in crime. By EDITORIALMore by this AuthorA team comprising some of the biggest stars in the Kenyan Premier League will enjoy exposure at the highest level on Sunday night when they play English Premier League side Hull City. However, the type of training they have received in the few days in which they have been in Hull city should offer pointers on the lessons to bring home. Now that the industry has grown considerably in recent years, it would be prudent to organise teams along more professional lines.

February 25, 2017 17:20 UTC

Kenya: Kenya's water shortage a silent crisis

In 1963 when we attained independence, the per capita water availability was 2,399 cubic metres per year. Meanwhile, Italy’s current per capita freshwater availability is 3 million litres, more than Kenya had at independence. Jamaica’s is even more at almost 4 million litres while Tanzania has 1.6 million litres available. Ireland has 10.6 million litres available while the United States with its much larger population and much more per capita water consumption, has 8.8 million litres. We need a marshall plan and corresponding budget to enhance water availability in this region otherwise it will keep having a massive adverse effect on the country’s overall freshwater availability.

February 25, 2017 16:37 UTC

Kenya: Why Governor Hassan Joho’s US tour has left sour taste in Jubilee’s mouth

In a public spectacle befitting the Prince of Mombasa, Mr Joho has left Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto with egg on their face. The governor – himself no shrinking violet – has demonstrated his cojones by reprimanding Mr Kenyatta in public. Barely two weeks ago, Mr Joho publicly repudiated Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto’s allusions that he was a drug kingpin. As if to prove his innocence, Mr Joho was received with open arms by the US. This brings me to the dust-up between Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto on the one hand, and Mr Joho on the other.

February 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

‘Nation’ fall to Capital FM in Road to Anfield tourney

Nation Media Group bowed out of the 2017 Standard Chartered Road to Anfield at the knock-out stage Saturday after going down 3-0 to defending champions Capital FM at St Mary’s School, Nairobi. In the preliminaries, NMG beat Kenya Nut 3-0 with goals from Omar Swaleh (two) and Allan Munga. NMG also beat Nestle 2-0 and went on to outclass Total Kenya and Oracle 2-0 and 3-2 respectively to finish second in the group despite losing 3-1 to group winners Nakumatt. NMG’s Swaleh, who combined well with captain Munga, scored four goals in the tournament to emerge among the top scorers. The winner of the regional finals will play in the global championship at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium.

February 25, 2017 16:20 UTC

Benachi to release new song after he fully recovers

By JOSEPHINE MOSONGOMore by this AuthorGospel singer Benachi who resides in the US has been discharged from hospital after he fell ill last week. The singer took to Instagram to request his fans to pray for him when he had been admitted. “I want to say thanks to my fans, my friends, my fellow artistes; secular and gospel, preachers, pastors, my wife and family and everyone who mentioned me in their prayers. I was admitted and discharged, but now I’m under medication and I’m getting better and better. When I recover completely I will release my new song as I promised.”

February 25, 2017 16:16 UTC



How ‘Auntie Boss’ became one of TV’s biggest attractions

By KAREN MURIUKIA show centred around house helps and watchmen is nothing new in Kenya. The show totally dominated the nominations list of the Riverwood Academy Awards scooping nine nods among them; Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor/ Actresses and Best Directing and Editing Series categories. Maqbul was nominated for Best Lead Actor while young Mwangi was nominated for Best Supporting Actor role. HIGH TURN OVER“Most Kenyans refer to their house helps as ‘Auntie’ and we like to think we are their bosses,” says D’Souza. The idea of the show came about when both women exchanged their funny experiences with their house helps.

February 25, 2017 16:16 UTC

ONE ON ONE: Darassa

By THOMAS RAJULAMore by this AuthorHow did you come up with the name Darassa? I took some time off in 2015 before resuming in 2016 with Kama Utanipenda, featuring Rich Mavoko, and then Muziki happened. I always wanted to be an artiste who would be looked up to and be a positive point of discussion. It’s me fighting for the right to own that name: Darassa. Were you targeting Diamond when you rap ‘Sio simba, sio chui, sio mamba’?

February 25, 2017 16:16 UTC

Kenya: Kenya Red Cross halts operations in Baringo County over rising insecurity

| Updated Sat, February 25th 2017 at 18:23 GMT +3Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Abbas Gullet. The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has suspended its operations and withdrawn all its staff and volunteers from the troubled Baringo County, effective February 25. "It is with a heavy heart that the Kenya Red Cross Society announces the suspension of our activities in Baringo County, as we can no longer guarantee the safety of our staff, volunteers and resources,” stated KRCS Secretary General Abbas Gullet. "At the first roadblock, KRCS staff attempted to negotiate with the residents, majority of whom were young people, but they were adamant. "Kenya Red Cross Society may only resume operations when the Baringo County government guarantees the safety of our staff, volunteers and resources.

February 25, 2017 14:52 UTC

Kenya: I will not impose successor, says Robert Mugabe as he turns 93

| Updated Sat, February 25th 2017 at 19:08 GMT +3Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reads a card during his 93rd birthday celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 21, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he would not impose his successor and that if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader. "Others are saying 'President, choose a successor before you retire'. ALSO READ: As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations"This is an issue for the congress to choose. ALSO READ: Of Robert Mugabe, Donald Trump and BrexitersA local bakery donated a 96 kg cake designed in the shape of the Zimbabwean map, while party officials jostled to give Mugabe gifts ranging from sculptures to cattle.

February 25, 2017 14:48 UTC

Sacked Ranieri says goodbye to Leicester stars

By AFPMore by this AuthorLONDONClaudio Ranieri visited Leicester City's training ground on Saturday to say farewell to his former players and staff after his shock sacking. "I just say thank you to the fans. "After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always. "Mostly I have to thank Leicester City Football Club. "That is every young players dream and I'd like to say thank you and good luck in the future."

February 25, 2017 14:41 UTC

{PHOTOS} NASA receives rousing welcome in Eldoret, says their force unstoppable

The National Super Alliance leaders on Saturday held their first rally at 64 Stadium in Eldoret, where they received a rousing welcome. NASA brings together leaders Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) and Musalia Mudavadi(ANC). Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka addressing NASA supporters at the 64 stadium. Mathews NdanyiHis Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka also castigated the DP for issuing a shoot to kill order in Baringo county. NASA leaders Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka.

February 25, 2017 14:33 UTC

Practise what you preach, President tells politicians over polls

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday challenged politicians to practise what they preach on good governance and transparency. The President said Kenya would be a very peaceful and progressive country if politicians who talk endlessly about the need for good governance also tried to set a good example themselves. The President spoke at the University of Nairobi during the launch of the Lenten Campaign 2017 whose theme is Peaceful and Credible Elections: Leaders of Integrity. The President promised to act firm and judiciously in the cause of peace and security for all Kenyans. Archbishop Martin Kivuva urged the youth not to allow themselves to be exploited during the electioneering period.

February 25, 2017 13:41 UTC

Ex-All Black Williams, Australian O'Connor held in Paris over cocaine

By AFPMore by this AuthorPARISFormer All Black Ali Williams and Australian international James O'Connor were arrested in Paris on Saturday in possession of cocaine, police said. Williams earned 77 New Zealand caps between 2002 and 2012 and currently plays in the second row for French Top 14 club Racing 92. Racing released a statement saying Williams, 35, had been suspended indefinitely but Toulon said they would wait before deciding whether to discipline O'Connor. In contrast, Racing 92 said that Williams had been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the police investigation. The arrest of Williams is a new blow for Racing 92, crowned champions of France in June.

February 25, 2017 13:38 UTC

CS Mucheru opposes plan to split Safaricom

By JOSEPH WANGUIMore by this AuthorThe ministry Information, Communication and Technology has opposed recommendations of an international consultant firm to separate telecommunication firm Safaricom from its mobile money service M-Pesa. Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said the proposal by Analysys Mason is detrimental to investors and innovators. Splitting businesses will be a problem because at the moment Kenya wants to be the best in Africa. Parliament also wants to separate mobile money from the telecommunications and data business. There are clear laws on how to access information in case of terrorism or criminal situations," Mr Mucheru observed.

February 25, 2017 13:09 UTC

You are free to campaign in our strongholds without fear, DP Ruto tells Opposition

DP William Ruto has told opposition leaders that they are free to hold their rallies in Jubilee strongholds without any fear of intimidation or harassment. Ruto said residents in areas perceived to be Jubilee strongholds are peace-loving Kenyans who have nothing to do with politics of intimidation and harassment. “We are assuring Opposition leaders that they are free to hold their peaceful rallies in our strongholds and that’s why they are in Eldoret today,” he said. Wamalwa said the Opposition was only interested in power of politics but Jubilee was playing politics of empowerment. “It is because of this that I ask you to elect Jubilee leaders who can prioritize the development needs of the people,” added Mr Ruto.

February 25, 2017 12:56 UTC



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