By AFPMore by this AuthorMANCHESTERManchester City may have to cope without Kevin de Bruyne in their chase for the Premier League title after the Belgian limped off in the first-half of his side's clash with Tottenham on Saturday. De Bruyne was outstanding as City beat Spurs 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday with a hat-trick of assists, although the English champions still bowed out on away goals. However, City's player of the year last season has been beset by injury problems all campaign. Twice De Bruyne has come back from lengthy spells on the sidelines with knee ligament injuries suffered in August and November. City still have five more games to come this season, four in the league plus the FA Cup final against Watford.
April 20, 2019 12:22 UTC
Military finds over Sh684m in suitcases in Bashir homeSudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering. “The chief public prosecutor... ordered the (former) president detained and quickly questioned in preparation to put him on trial,” a judicial source told Reuters. SEE ALSO :Sudan's Bashir orders release of female detaineesRelatives could not be immediately reached on Saturday for comment about the investigation. Bashir’s family said this week that the former president had been moved to the high-security Kobar prison in Khartoum. As president Bashir often played up his humble beginnings as the child of a poor farming family in Hosh Bannaga, a small village consisting mainly of mud houses on the eastern bank of the Nile some 150 km (93 miles) north of Khartoum.
April 20, 2019 12:22 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorPARISKenya's former Olympic and world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop has vowed to fight on to clear his name after being handed a four-year suspension on Saturday for using the banned blood-booster EPO. "The decision is not only a blow to me, but it is not good for the sport of athletics," Kiprop told AFP. The AIU said in its statement that Kiprop had "at various times and various formats...proposed a number of possible explanations" for the positive test. It concluded that high altitude could not explain the presence of EPO in the test and that Kiprop had produced no evidence to support the other possible explanations. Kiprop accepts the long ban virtually puts an end to a long and illustrious athletics career, but he can still appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
April 20, 2019 12:22 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorLONDONLiverpool and Manchester City have dominated the shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award, with Virgil Van Dijk and Raheem Sterling the leading contenders for the prize. Liverpool defender Van Dijk joins team-mate Sadio Mane on the list, while City forward Sterling is included alongside team-mates Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva. Van Dijk, signed from Southampton in January 2018, has been an ever-present rock at the heart of the Premier League's tightest defence this campaign. He has helped Liverpool keep 18 clean sheets and concede only 20 times, while chipping in with three goals. Sterling and Silva, both 24, are also on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
April 20, 2019 12:00 UTC
By VICTOR RABALLAMore by this AuthorPolitician Raila Odinga has said he will accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta to China next week to seek funds for the extension of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Naivasha to Kisumu. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader said on Saturday that the Beijing visit will pave way for a Sh368 billion loan. This, he said, will help revive the Kisumu inland port whose fortunes have dwindled due to the collapse of the dilapidated railway. "I will be part of the delegation that will accompany the President to the Asian country next week. President Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni recently affirmed the two countries’ commitment to sticking to the original plan of stretching the SGR all the way to Kampala.
April 20, 2019 12:00 UTC
Congo Republic ships first iron ore ahead of expected production boomIron mining in Congo. [Photo, Courtesy]Congo Republic shipped its first iron ore exports on Friday ahead of an expected boom in production from mines owned by Congolese billionaire Paul Obambi’s Sapro SA and Swiss commodities giant Glencore.Sapro mined the oil-dependent Central African country’s first iron ore in 2017 from its Mayoko project in the southwest and plans to reach output of 12 million tonnes per year by 2022. Glencore’s joint venture with British Virgin Islands-incorporated Zanaga Iron Ore Co plans to ship 2 million tonnes of iron ore per year over the next two years, and 30 million tonnes by 2024. Iron ore prices are near their highest in two years, spurred by growing demand from China and the collapse in January of a dam operated by Brazil’s Vale, which has cut into global output. Congo’s economy has been hit hard in recent years by low crude prices, which led its debt to balloon.
April 20, 2019 11:59 UTC
By GEORGE MUNENEMore by this AuthorA court clerk accused of refusing to bury his son on family land at Gitumbi village in Kirinyaga County was burned to death by a mob on Friday night. DISAGREEMENTTrouble started when Mr Muriuki returned home after celebrating Good Friday at a nearby market. He found residents making arrangements for his son's burial and told them that it would not be on his piece of land. 'GONE BERSERK'The residents accused the clerk of abandoning and leaving his son with his grandmother after chasing away his wife. A relative, Ms Jenifer Njoki, said she was among those had been making the funeral arrangements when Mr Muriuki was attacked.
April 20, 2019 11:37 UTC
Raila Odinga says some churches have become avenues for money launderingThose who are corrupt look for avenues where they can launder their money and people clap for them without asking where the money is coming from - Raila Odinga says some churches have become an avenue for money laundering5 hours ago
April 20, 2019 11:37 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorLONDONLiverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will have an extra day to prepare for their Champions League semi-finals second leg matches after the Premier League on Saturday brought forward their respective fixtures. Liverpool - who host Barcelona on May 7 - will face Newcastle on Saturday, May 4 with Spurs - whose second leg with Ajax is on May 8 - playing Bournemouth on the same day. Manchester City - who are locked in a titanic duel with Liverpool for the title - have had their home fixture with Leicester moved to Monday, May 6, after they were sensationally eliminated from the Champions League by Spurs on Wednesday. The Premier League's move is less dramatic than their Dutch counterparts who cancelled the league programme on the weekend before Ajax play Spurs in their first leg match on April 30. Chelsea and Arsenal's matches have also been moved back a day ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg clashes with German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt and Spanish side Valencia respectively.
April 20, 2019 11:03 UTC
Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller reportVulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump's continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel's report, which detailed Trump's efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts to help him win the White House. More than 30 Democratic representatives, many of whom are in their first term, represent districts that supported Trump in 2016. The party's chances of keeping control of the US House of Representatives likely hinge its ability to defend those seats. In the report released on Thursday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Trump may have obstructed justice and portrayed a president bent on stopping the probe into Russian meddling. But Mueller stopped short of concluding that a crime was committed, leaving it to Congress to make its own determination.
April 20, 2019 10:52 UTC
By NATION REPORTERMore by this AuthorPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the death of Jonathan Toroitich Moi, saying the son of former President Daniel Moi was a humble, kind, generous and courageous person. Mr Toroitich died on Friday in Nakuru. FULL STATEMENTHere is Mr Kenyatta’s full condolence message:"To Your Excellency former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, your family and friends,I have received the news this morning of the passing away of my friend and brother Jonathan Toroitich Moi with great shock and disbelief. May the Almighty God rest the soul of our brother and friend Jonathan Toroitich Moi in eternal peace." OTHER MESSAGESVia Twitter, Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga said, "My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply-felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan Moi.
April 20, 2019 10:41 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a condolence message to former Head of State Daniel Moi's family following the death of his eldest son, Jonathan. In a statement, Uhuru said, "I have received the news this morning of the passing away of my friend and brother Jonathan Toroitich Moi with great shock and disbelief." Uhuru eulogised Jonathan, or JT as he was referred to among his friends, as a humble, kind, generous and courageous person. He said his thoughts and prayers as a family and as a country are with Moi's family. "May the Almighty God rest the soul of our brother and friend Jonathan Toroitich Moi in eternal peace," Uhuru said.
April 20, 2019 10:30 UTC
By OSCAR KAIKAIMore by this AuthorChaos erupted during the launch of the Mulmulwas Movement in Kapenguria on Friday evening after two rival groups clashed. Supporters of West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo and those of Dennis Ruto Kapchok, the leader of the Mulmulwas Movement, engaged in running battles and fights. When members of the Mulmulwas Movement, clad in red T-shirts and caps, arrived at the venue, they were attacked by the rival group who tried to scuttle the meeting. Mr Kapchok, a critic of Prof Lonyangapuo's administration, formed the Mulmulwas Movement after the county boss labelled him mulmulwas (a roundish thing). When contacted by Nation, Prof Lonyangapuo denied the claims and said the group has a right to conduct their meetings.
April 20, 2019 10:18 UTC
Free surgeries join up the broken back to daily livesA team of orthopaedic surgeons and nurses operate on a patient at Nanyuki Hospital. However, in a few days, Mr Kurukai will regain mobility and get on with his tailoring job after he successfully underwent a two-hour surgery at Nanyuki hospital, thanks to the free orthopaedic camp organised at the facility. Every week we would admit at least 10 patients and we still have others waiting in the clinics,” said Dr Danya. “Nanyuki hospital has two theatre tables and we can only use one table for surgery and leave the other for emergencies. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
April 20, 2019 10:07 UTC
Wife accused of killing spouse in Murang’aA man was murdered on Friday night in his home in Matunda village in Gatanga shortly after he escorted his family for Huduma Namba registration. SEE ALSO :Huduma Namba: Matiang'i under Senate fire for skipping sessionA neighbour who declined to be named revealed that the deceased wife had returned to her matrimonial home after two years of separation. The police moved the body to Thika mortuary as they took away his wife, the three daughters in Form III, II and Standard Eight for interrogation. Murang’a county police commander Josphat Kinyua said the family will assist police with investigations. “In our custody, we have the deceased's wife and her daughters who will assist with investigations,” said Kinyua.
April 20, 2019 09:33 UTC