A 14-year-old girl was on Thursday killed by a crocodile on Ng’ou beach in Lake Victoria, Homa Bay county. The class six pupil at Ndonyo Primary School in Siaya county was in the company of her mother Margaret Atieno and twin sister. Atieno said, “We were almost leaving the shore but she went back to clean mud on her feet when the crocodile grabbed her,” Atieno said. The mother of six watched as the reptile carried her daughter away. Assistant chief William Omogi said crocodile attacks had escalated.
Thexis competing with European tax agencies in tax refunds efficiency, taking 60-90 days compared to the EU's average of 84 days. KRA's tax refund efficiency is significantly better than both global and Africa averages of 23.7 and 27.3 weeks respectively as captured in the PriceWaterhouseCooper's paying tax indicator released yesterday. The survey showed that European countries take the least time globally, processing VAT tax refunds within 14.8 weeks with Central American countries taking the longest period of 34.7 weeks. The paying tax indicator forms part of the World Bank's annual ease of doing business and provides suitable insight to investors. A whopping 90 per cent of the respondents claimed that they had never received their tax refunds, even after providing their account numbers as requested by KRA after filling tax returns.
ANC leader and NASA founder Musalia Mudavadi will head to Western for the first time since the coalition lost the August 8 polls. Mudavadi will be in Kisumu county today to attend the burial of slain former IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando. It will be the first time for Mudavadi to travel outside Nairobi since the hotly contested presidential election on August 8. Mudavadi was the head of the NASA presidential campaigns. Mudavadi is said to be keen on building on the poll gains to position himself for the 2022 presidential race.
By SATURDAY NATION TEAMMore by this AuthorNine more governors on Friday assumed office in ceremonies marked by fanfare and grand promises. Mr Twaha also pledged to unite the residents of the county. My services are not a favour but a duty to you,” Mr Twaha said. He also promised to complete all the unfinished development projects within the next three months. “They are not local authorities to be supervised by a national government ministry,” Mr Nanok said.
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2015 champions Bandari play SoNy Sugar at the same venue in the second match of the day, with the two teams locking horns for the third time in a space of a month. Nkata, a league winner with Tusker last season remained cautious ahead of what he termed as an unpredictable encounter. Some players have been away and they lack the necessary match fitness, but this should not be a cause for alarm. Tomorrow, defending champions Tusker NSL table-toppers Vihiga United at Nyayo Stadium. Ingwe will be boosted by the return of defender Robinson Kamura, who has been away for three weeks following a road accident.
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The statements also question the numbers emerging from the presidential election. Nasa alleges that the IEBC flouted these principles and wants this used to nullify the results of the elections. JUDGESThe petition alleges that returning and presiding officers were recalled to fill and adjust relevant results forms to ensure documents tallied with the final results announced. Nasa is required to pay Sh1,734,250 million to file the suit before serving the respondents by Sunday. Once the papers have been filed, Nasa will have two days to serve the respondents, including the electoral commission and the Jubilee Party.
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Raila Odinga alleged that the electronic results transmission system was hacked to generate fake results. In 2013, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) led by Raila Odinga submitted an 800 page document while challenging the presidential results. (Photo Courtesy)Jubilee Party and IEBC have four days to file their case in regard to the petition submitted by NASA. A seven-bench judge will then begin the proceedings and the Supreme Court will be expected to deliver its judgement within 14 days. In 2013, the Supreme Court rejected his petition challenging the presidential results.
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By AFPMore by this AuthorMADRIDSpain's La Liga returns on Friday under the shadow of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 killed and more than a hundred injured. The league's authorities still plan for all 10 La Liga fixtures to take place, including Barcelona's match at home to Real Betis on Sunday. Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates also showed their solidarity with Barcelona as the two clubs' fierce rivalry was forgotten at a tragic time. Newly-promoted Girona host Atletico Madrid in the first game in Catalonia since the attacks, just over 50 miles north-east of Barcelona on Saturday. Fixtures (all times EAT)FridayLeganes v Alaves (2115), Valencia v Las Palmas (2315)SaturdayCelta Vigo v Real Sociedad (1915), Girona v Atletico Madrid (2115), Sevilla v Espanyol (2315)SundayAthletic Bilbao v Getafe (1915), Barcelona v Real Betis (2115), Deportivo la Coruna v Real Madrid (2315)MondayLevante v Villarreal (2115), Malaga v Eibar (2300)
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| Published Fri, August 18th 2017 at 21:27, Updated August 18th 2017 at 21:33 GMT +3Hussein Said Omar also known as BabliAnti-terror police have shot dead wanted terrorist Hussein Said Omar in Bamburi, Mombasa. He was one of the Al Shabaab terrorists behind the Mpeketoni attack that claimed lives of more than 60 people in June 2014. Hussein Said Omar also known as Babli was a most wanted terror suspects who had been on the run since 2015. ALSO READ: Al Shabaab kill five police officers, burn their vehicle in GarissaHe was the logistician for Al Shabaab militia operating in Boni Forest. He is reported to have recruited several youth to join Al Shabaab and possibly ISIS.
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"This will ensure change and progress,” Mr Dawood said after being declared winner. INSULTSBeing of Indian descent, Mr Dawood weathered racial bias to trounce Mr Muriuki. Even in 2013, the contest was tight but Mr Dawood won with 26,871 votes against Mr Muriuki’s 24,185. Mr Dawood joined politics in 2006 leading to his election as Meru town’s Commercial Ward councillor in 2007. He attended Meru Primary School in Meru town until 1973 when he joined Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi for the O-levels and A-levels.
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By SEEDS OF GOLD EXPERTSMore by this AuthorFERTILISER AND SEED RATES FOR POTATOESKindly let me get expert recommendation on the seed and fertiliser rates per acre for potatoes (shangi variety) and garden peas. On your two concerns on seed and fertiliser rates for potatoes and garden peas, I have the following observations:(a) Seed rate:Seed rate largely depends on several factors that include but not limited to size, purpose of the crop, variety and ecology, among other considerations. Given your location (Olenguruone), you will require about 16 bags of the large-sized seed potato, 9-12 bags of medium sized and between 6-8 bags of small sized seeds. Note: The bags described above in both fertiliser and seed potato rates are of 50kg size. Dutch Robijn potato variety does well in areas with between 1,600-2,600m above sea level.
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Forage sorghum, a member of the sorghum family, is a hardy, drought-tolerant plant that can thrive under little rainfall or limited irrigation, making it a logical choice for areas facing water challenges. Moreover, sorghum forage seeds are much less expensive than those of maize and the input costs needed are lower than for maize fodder. Further, sorghum fodder may in turn yield nearly the same tonnage per acre as maize fodder, ranging from 15 to 30 tonnes depending on the type of soil, weather and variety. Prussic acid is volatile hence dissipates during ensiling process making the poisoning controlled for sorghum silage. This means sorghum silage cannot serve as a full replacement of maize silage, thus should be supplemented.
“I used to grow maize and tobacco and although they were labour intensive, the returns were little. A visit to a friend in Molo changed my agribusiness,” he said, noting his friend convinced him to switch to cabbages. This is the fourth time I am growing cabbages and it’s because of their good returns,” said Mwita, adding he sells each at between Sh30 and Sh70 depending on the size. To keep off caterpillars and aphids, the farmer uses traditional methods that include applying wood on the heads of the cabbages. Kuria East sub county agricultural officer Booker Oloo said soils in the region can support a variety of crops.
In my mind, I knew that between week six and 12, there were four vaccines to be administered. “We’d already administered Newcastle at week three!”I then told him that we need to repeat the Newcastle. Other vaccines like Marek’s, fowl typhoid and fowl cholera only need to be given once to provide lifelong protection. For sure, drinking water vaccination is a practical approach if one is dealing with many birds. Standard Operating Procedure for drinking water vaccination.
Soil pH in Tetu, Othaya and Mukurwe-ini constituencies is strongly acidic with the pH ranging from between 4.1 to 4.4 and it is moderately acidic in Mathira, where the pH stands at soil PH 5.4. The report further noted there is low soil organic carbon matter content in the soils, a situation prevails across the entire county. Low soil organic matter content results in low water-holding capacity and encourages soil erosion by water and wind. Thuo said farmers in the entire county should make use of organic manures and agricultural lime to modify acidic soils. “Different sub counties have different soil pH, the government should distribute fertilisers that suit particular sub-counties as opposed to uniform use,” he said.