By KEN BETTMore by this AuthorMashujaa Day in Maua stadium, Meru County turned tragic after an elderly woman collapsed and died. Ms Grace Atuma, 65, who is a member of Kanyiri traditional dancers collapsed while entertaining guests and was rushed to Maua Methodist Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Confirming the incident Igembe Deputy County Commissioner James Kosgey said the cause of death has not been ascertained. The group she belonged to is composed of elderly men and women affiliated to Mau Mau. Mr Kosgey said the woman collapsed while performing and she was given first aid and later rushed to the hospital.
October 20, 2017 14:37 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorGENEVAThe death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said on Friday. INFECTIOUSWHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, told reporters in Geneva that out of 1,153 suspected cases, 300 had been laboratory confirmed. Related Content Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74"We're in a very active phase of this outbreak. We are expecting more cases," Fall added. Most of the victims recorded in Madagascar have been infected with the pneumonic form.
October 20, 2017 14:03 UTC
AFC Leopards beat Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani to clinch their 10th GOtv Shield trophy. AFC Leopards defender Salim Abdalla heads the ball under pressure from Kariobangi Sharks striker Juma Masoud during their Gotv Shield final on October 20, 2017 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUPModels carry the GOtv Shield before the start of the final pitting Kariobangi Sharks and AFC Leopards on October 20, 2017 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. Related Content Sony sink Vihiga in GOtv Shield playoff - PHOTOSAn AFC Leopards fan displays a placard calling for the resignation of Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi during the GOtv Shield final between AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks on October 20, 2017 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma shields AFC Leopards defender Lewis Wanami (left) during the GOtv Shield final on October 20, 2017 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
October 20, 2017 14:03 UTC
Regional Police Commander Denis Namuwoza on Friday said Dr Besigye is wanted in Rukungiri where he allegedly commanded a mob that stoned police. By DAILY MONITORMore by this AuthorFormer Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Kizza Besigye has been locked up. Dr Besigye is being held at Nagalama Police Station in Mukono District following his arrest on Thursday. STONESHe arrested along with FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat and the party secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe at Burambira Village in Rubanda District. SURETYMr Namuwoza told the Monitor that Dr Besigye, Ms Turinawe and Mr Amuriat had been transferred to Nagalama for further investigation.
October 20, 2017 13:52 UTC
By ELISHA OTIENOMore by this AuthorBy DERRICK LUVEGAMore by this AuthorMashujaa Day celebrations in Nyanza region flopped after residents failed to turn up, forcing organisers to cancel the event. Celebrations did not take place at in Kisumu, a departure from tradition where the county commissioner and governor addressed people. Regional Coordinator Wilson Njega could not immediately comment on the turn of events, promising to get in touch later. On Mashujaa Day, when heroes are honoured, opposition Nasa chiefs had planned a rally in Kisumu to celebrate those who lost their lives during anti-IEBC protests. Special Programs PS Joseptha Mukobe was among guests at the Vihiga event.
October 20, 2017 13:32 UTC
Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels and Serge Gnabry are among those to have so far pledged to Common Goal, with Premier League players Daniels and Mawson now joining them. "I've been speaking to several English players who have shown an interest in Common Goal and it's brilliant that Charlie and Alfie are the first players to make the pledge," said Mata. "They are both top Premier League players and their commitment is a great step in the evolution of Common Goal." Daniels has helped Bournemouth rise from League One to the Premier League, while Mawson, 23, represented England at this year's European Under-21 Championship after a fine first season at Swansea. "Common Goal is the most effective and long-lasting way for players to make a difference."
October 20, 2017 13:18 UTC
While politicians have been calling for his dismissal, they are supportive when they talk to him, encouraging him to stay on. GOODWILL“He sent me a very encouraging message, to the extent that he related my experience to his own experience. He told me that as long as my conscience is clear, I should keep on fighting, which was somewhat encouraging,” said Mr Chiloba. While politicians have been calling for his dismissal, they are supportive when they talk to him, encouraging him to stay on. “They privately pass messages for the CEO to stay and consider everything else as political,” said Mr Chiloba.
October 20, 2017 13:07 UTC
Last weekend's 5-0 thrashing of Freiburg was followed up by a 3-0 win against Celtic on Wednesday in the Champions League. League leaders Borussia Dortmund, two points clear of Bayern, are at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Related Content Bayern down Celtic on Heynckes' Champions League returnThird-placed RB Leipzig host Stuttgart on the back of three wins as they prepare for next week's double header against Bayern. Bayern have won all of the last six meetings and Hamburg, 15th in the table, last beat the Bavarians eight years ago. Nevertheless, Heynckes played down any talk of another goal bonanza after the win against Celtic, when Bayern wasted a string of chances.
October 20, 2017 12:56 UTC
“I baked my first cake when I was eight years old and I enjoyed it. However I was too young to think of this as an esteemed profession so I wasted a lot of time trying other things. I tried accounting, a course in purchase and supplies, another in animation and a job in marketing but still, I was unfulfilled. Just the other day, I braked too hard while making a delivery and the cake and the icing separated and went different ways. “My biggest challenge has been that I am a perfectionist, so sometimes I spend a lot if time (on a cake).
October 20, 2017 12:56 UTC
By VINCENT OPIYOMore by this AuthorSportPesa Premier League side Sony Sugar on Friday clipped Vihiga United 2-1 in the GOtv Shield third place play off at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. Vihiga United striker Amos Kigadi celebrates his goal against Sony Sugar during the GOtv Shield third place playoff at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on October 20, 2017. PHOTO | VINCENT OPIYO | NATION MEDIA GROUPVihiga United players celebrate their goal against Sony Sugar in the GOtv Shield third place playoff staged at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on October 20, 2017. PHOTO | VINCENT OPIYO | NATION MEDIA GROUPThe win saw Sony pocket Sh750,000 prize money for finishing third in the domestic cup competition. Asembeka and Mwana troubled Vihiga defenders as Sony continued to pass and probe in the danger zone.
October 20, 2017 12:33 UTC
This will include a ban from attending future Everton fixtures and the club registering a formal complaint with Merseyside Police." European football's governing body Uefa later issued a statement saying it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Everton, charging the club with "aggressions by supporters against players". Numerous Lyon players reacted angrily and a fracas broke out involving players from both sides. We want to win the game, they want to win the game and stuff happens. "The referee was Dutch but he didn't do anything against the theatre of some of the Lyon players.
October 20, 2017 12:33 UTC
By NELCON ODHIAMBOMore by this AuthorNational Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga on Friday urged supporters not to attack members from communities perceived to support his rival President Uhuru Kenyatta. At a rally in Bondo to commemorate those killed in anti-IEBC protests, Mr Odinga called on supporters not to make personal the political differences between him and President Kenyatta. I went to a funeral in Kiambu, the people there called me Baba before him [Uhuru Kenyatta]. STEERMr Odinga was accompanied by Nasa leaders, including Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Siaya Senator James Orengo and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama. Mr Odinga argued the supporters were not killed in vain and said the bullets aimed at them would have as well targeted him.
October 20, 2017 12:11 UTC
By KALUME KAZUNGUMore by this AuthorThe Boni community in Lamu on Friday celebrated Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and officers from the National Police Service as their heroes on Mashujaa Day. Members of the community living in Bar’goni, Pandanguo, Basuba, Milimani, Mararani, Mangai and Kiangwe areas said they are grateful to the security personnel especially for the operation in Boni Forest to flush out the Al-Shabaab. OPERATIONThe Linda Boni operation was launched in September 2015 but was recently changed to Boni Enclave Campaign. “We can confidently say that the KDF soldiers and the police, particularly those conducting the Operation Linda Boni are our great heroes,” said Mr Dukicha Guyo of Mararani village. Mr Doza Diza said since the KDF were deployed to the county, terror attacks and general incidents of insecurity had reduced.
October 20, 2017 12:09 UTC
| Published Fri, October 20th 2017 at 14:56, Updated October 20th 2017 at 15:01 GMT +3Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia: He expresses concern over economic status of Mau Mau fightersNYANDARUA, KENYA: Mau Mau veterans should be on free medicare, Governor Francis Kimemia has said. “I intend to support Mau Mau heroes who still have bullets lodged in their bodies. “We will place all Mau Mau heroes aged over 80 years for free on the National Hospital Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) system and ensure they all get their ‘Pesa ya Wazee,’” he said. The County Government will also rehabilitate the many Mau Mau caves across Nyandarua and gazette them for posterity and a museum constructed by the National Government. Governor Kimemia thanked Kinangop residents for supporting him and President Kenyatta in the recent General Election.
October 20, 2017 12:00 UTC
By UHURU KENYATTAMore by this AuthorFellow Kenyans,I am very pleased to lead the celebration of the 8th Mashujaa Day; a day we have set aside to remember our heroes of the past. Fellow Kenyans,These men and women endured great pain and suffering; many paid the ultimate price. Fellow Kenyans,As we reflect on our Mashujaa Day, my Administration acknowledges that we must correctly identify and recognie our heroes and heroines. This is the only way we can make Kenya great and guarantee a great future for our children. Finally, let me wish you all a happy Mashujaa Day.
October 20, 2017 11:48 UTC