Has Lake Chad shrunk as President Buhari claims? Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that Lake Chad is shrinking due to climate change. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria told the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York last month that the Lake Chad basin has shrunk significantly due to climate change, depriving many people of their livelihood in the region. “Your only knowledge of climate change starts and stops at Lake Chad .. What is really your obsession with that lake and shrinking ?? Lake Chad borders northeast Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad, serving millions of people from all four countries.
October 17, 2019 08:37 UTC
"I was the happiest man to cross the line and see that I had broken the barrier of two hours. At the finishing line, I found my family and I was happy to hug them and to make them feel they are a part of history." - ELIUD KIPCHOGE
October 17, 2019 08:26 UTC
A parliamentary committee will summon Health CS Sicily Kariuki and the Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki over Olive Mugenda's two public jobs. The committee said on Wednesday that the former Kenyatta University vice-chancellor should have stopped chairing the KUTRRH board the moment she was appointed to the JSC. Richard Moitalel ole Kenta, the parliamentary committee's chairman, complained of vested interests in the running and management of the hospital. “Why should a member of a constitutional commission chair the board of the hospital?” he asked. KUTRRH is the third Health ministry parastatal after Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Teaching Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
October 17, 2019 08:24 UTC
Why are Kenyans avoiding mortgages? This was an 8.8 per cent increase from the previous year’s 24,059 mortgage loan accounts. It also suggests possible intervention measures to support the mortgage market. The campaign, Laboso says, saw the mortgage portfolio double, with an average bank mortgage loan size at Sh9 million. KMRC is a private sector driven company that will provide secure, long-term funding to the mortgage lenders with the hope of increasing affordable mortgage loans to Kenyans.
October 17, 2019 08:03 UTC
By KITAVI MUTUAMore by this AuthorFour people have perished after the vehicle they were travelling was washed away as it crossed a flooded seasonal river in Kitui County. By 9am Thursday, police assisted by villagers had removed three bodies from the mangled wreck of the van. According to Matinyani OCPD John Sawe, the driver and the passenger on the front seat managed to escape by jumping out of the car and swimming to safety. The two brothers were being driven to their Matinyani home after the day’s work in Mwingi. The OCPD said his officers were still trying to retrieve the fourth body which was trapped in the vehicle.
October 17, 2019 07:52 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorManila,Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday. Duterte, whose health has been the subject of intense public speculation, suffered the mishap at the Malacanang presidential palace compound late Wednesday, according to spokesman Salvador Panelo. The crash came 10 days after Duterte -- the oldest person to be elected Philippine president -- disclosed he is suffering from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that could potentially have serious complications. Duterte was trying to park the vehicle after driving around a courtyard Panelo said, adding the leader was now resting at the palace. The Philippine constitution requires the handover of power to the vice president if the leader dies or is incapacitated.
October 17, 2019 07:41 UTC
By ANITA CHEPKOECHMore by this AuthorThe National Youth Congress has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of betrayal over his habitual appointment of retirees to plum posts, some touching on youth affairs. The congress said the Jubilee administration has been "riding on power on our bended backs" yet they, as the party's "friend", have been sidelined and the old guard favoured. “The recent appointments, just as those made in previous governments, left out the youth and are therefore very disappointing,” the congress said in an open letter to the President dated October 15. He wondered why youths are locked out of decision-making and denied critical roles in shaping policy and management of public affairs. Equality is important.”'REWARDS'Since taking over as President in 2013, President Kenyatta and his government have been favouring the old guard in appointments.
October 17, 2019 07:41 UTC
Huawei generated Sh8.924 trillion in the first three quarters of 2019The company said that the increased revenue is attributed by their increased investment on infrastructure and smartphone devices. Smartphone Company Huawei on Wednesday announced its business results for the third quarter of the year 2019.Huawei in a statement said that they generated CNY610.8 billion (Sh8.924 trillion) in revenue during the first three quarters of this year, representing an increase of 24.4 per cent year-on-year. The company said that the increased revenue is attributed by their increased investment on infrastructure and smartphone devices. “Huawei has continued to launch innovative solutions with leading carriers like 5G Super Uplink, smart & simplified transport networks. The company launched the Huawei Horizon Digital Platform to build a foundation for the digital world, creating a digital transformation industry worth trillions of US dollars.
October 17, 2019 07:30 UTC
Mr Silas Mugambi, 35, who was driving his Toyota Caldina was fatally wounded when his car collided head on with a matatu. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Meru Level Five Hospital where he had been rushed after the crash. PASSENGERS INJUREDNine passengers who were traveling in the matatu belonging to Menya Sacco are admitted to the same hospital in serious but stable condition following the afternoon collision. North Imenti Sub-County Police Commander Robinson Mboloi said the dead nurse was traveling to Meru while the matatu was heading to Maua when the two vehicle collided. AdvertisementWitnesses said the matatu was trying to avoid hitting a pothole when it collided head on with the car.
October 17, 2019 07:18 UTC
Jubilee MPs claim bias in by-poll chaos arrestKikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa. They wondered why legislators allied to ODM party accused of fanning violence in Kibra had not been arrested. The legislators complained that during a campaign rally in Kibra at the weekend, some ODM MPs were openly calling for electoral violence, targeted at the Jubilee candidate MacDonald Mariga and his team, and yet no action was taken against them. They further said that Mariga’s contingent was attacked and his car extensively damaged after a named legislator incited goons yet the named politician was never arrested. What is worrying is that since then no one was arrested, even after some MPs were openly heard during a rally calling on attacks to be meted on us,” said Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa.
October 17, 2019 07:07 UTC
The crux of the matter is a policy that has seen hundreds of officers transferred in the recent past, causing unease in the force. Whereas in the past the stand has been manned by a specific team, orders from Vigilance House saw a different team put up the stand. Most of those who earn about Sh187,890 per month have not been assigned work after being transferred to Vigilance House. Former General Service Unit and Kenya Police Training College Commandant William Saiya has been waiting redeployment at the infamous Room 6 at Vigilance House. VACANTBut even as these senior officers remain condemned at Vigilance House, several top positions remain vacant.
Related Stories DNA tests ordered in Raila family caseAdvertisementNeither Mrs Odinga nor Ms Bekele was in court. Rose and Raila Junior are standing in for Sh30 million, which is the estimated value of Fidel’s estate after payment of liabilities. The two have also accused Ms Bekele of withdrawing her son from formal schooling and denying them access to the child. The first objector has continuously made false, defamatory and/or unkind remarks about my family, friends and I,” Ms Bekele says. The second Range Rover, Ms Bekele argues, is registered in the name of an individual identified as Yunis Muhammed.
MILANTroubled former Italian footballing giants AC Milan have suffered record losses, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday. Gazzetta Dello Sport claimed that in the year to June 30, 2019, losses rose by 16 percent to 146 million ($162 million, Sh16.4 billion) euros compared to 126 million euros for the same period the previous year. Gazzetta said the figures were far worse than the predicted loss of 90 million euros. Revenues from the sale of players in particular dropped from 42 million euros to 25.5 million euros. To keep the club afloat, Elliott have injected 325 million euros in total up until this September, Sky Sport Italia reported.
The lifestyle changes that come after a cancer diagnosis may change your life, and you as a person. You will have to live a healthy life and watch your stress levels. These are more lifestyle changes you might have to adopt to after a cancer diagnosis:Exercise regularlyExercising regularly is one of the ways one can fight getting cancer. Manage your stress levelsManaging your stress levels will help you maintain your mental and physical health. Dedicate some time in your day to this and watch your stress levels reduce, and you will be more relaxed and confident in yourself.
October 17, 2019 06:56 UTC
Four people have drowned after their vehicle was swept away by floods in Kitui county. Floods have continued to cause havoc in different parts of the country. In Mombasa, floods has made it hard for pedestrians and motorists to freely walk in the Bamburi - Kiembeni road. "Heavy goods vehicles plying the Likoni lunga road have been rerouted to the Lunga Kwale Kombani road following the damage of a culvert at Muhogo," KenHa said. Some parts of the country with more than 70mm are expected to experience floods which might lead to road slippery as well as poor visibility.
October 17, 2019 06:53 UTC