The right-attacker was among a strong 12-member squad unveiled yesterday by the team’s technical bench ahead of their departure tomorrow evening. The General Service Unit player was not part of the team qualified for the biennial event last July in Rwanda. We haven’t played some of our opponents before but we will take one match at time as our objective is to qualify for the World Championship,” said Kipkosgei who is the reigning Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) Most Valuable Player. At the end of the tournament, top three teams will qualify for the World Championship to be co-hosted in Bulgaria and Italy next year respectively. Squad: Mike Chemos, Brian Melly, Kelvin kipkosgei, Jairus Kipkosgei, Simon Kipkorir, Hudson Wanyama, Nicholas Matui, Cornelius Kiplagat, Sam Juma, Bonfentry Mukekhe, Abiud Kipkirui and Rodgers Kipkirui.
October 18, 2017 21:00 UTC
In her resignation letter, Dr Akombe blamed a divided commission that she said had made her take positions she never believed in. “Under such conditions, it is difficult to guarantee free, fair and credible elections. I am convinced that without critical changes in key secretariat staff, we may not have a free, fair and credible election. In her resignation letter, Dr Akombe blamed a divided commission that she said had made her take positions she never believed in. DIVIDED COMMISSION“I cannot move forward with a divided commission.
October 18, 2017 20:48 UTC
Families watched helplessly as their sons and daughters were wasted by unsafe illicit alcohol. She closed her shop to join her husband in their smallholder-contracted barley farming. A couple of years ago, the country faced a serious crisis of illicit alcohol. Families watched helplessly as their sons and daughters were wasted by unsafe illicit alcohol. PREDICTABLE POLICYHowever, for this to work, national and county governments should institute measures to focus on initiatives that benefit communities.
Commissioners and staff, she added, are living under threat and that the agency is not fully prepared for the election. Decisions are made based on the political interests of the external players, terribly undermining the professional performance of the IEBC. Decisions are made based on the political interests of the external players, terribly undermining the professional performance of the commission. PUNCHING BAGPoliticians from both the government and the opposition have turned the IEBC into a punching bag. Commissioners and staff, she added, are living under threat and that the agency is not fully prepared for the election.
By ELIAS MOKUAMore by this AuthorYes, even in politics, there is a big difference between being legally right and morally right. Yet, morality is the precursor of justice. Seeking legal right without morality is a waste of energy, resources and time because the end result is always futile. There is so much effort by both Jubilee and Nasa to get their act legally right. In sum, political legalism should not be allowed to supersede political morality.
Wangari Maathai, being a top environmentalist, wanted to save on the amount of paper the government uses, because it would translate into fewer trees somewhere being cut down to make them. When Wangari Maathai became a minister, she chose a seemingly strange and obscure battle — to change the font size and spacing of official government documents. Wangari Maathai, who died in September 2011, won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. WANGARI MAATHAIGiven her larger than life image in the environmental and Kenyan democracy movements, there were some who thought that in appointing her as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resources, President Mwai Kibaki had given Wangari Maathai a “ka small thing”. When Wangari Maathai became a minister, she chose a seemingly strange and obscure battle — to change the font size and spacing of official government documents.
While Pakistan seeks to expand and diversify its exports, our challenge is to diversify exports to reduce the trade deficit. HOTEL INDUSTRYThe hotel industry also hosts exciting new investments. Even development partners have woken up to the reality that Kenya is open for business and programmes. ELECTIONSInvestors could also be learning how to do business in countries such as Kenya that have periodic spikes of political activity but remain viable investment destinations. The political environment may appear volatile but there’s always a sad or happy ending — depending on the payoffs for each party to the political contest.
The power generator said the 34 per cent profit growth over the Sh6.7 billion made last year was despite an eight per cent drop to Sh35.4 billion compared to Sh38.6 billion in 2016. Revenues were also affected by the drought that has persisted over the past two years, affecting generation from the hydroelectricity dams as well as transmission constraints in evacuating geothermal power from Olkaria, Naivasha. The company’s electricity revenue decreased by one per cent to Sh29.4 billion in 2017 from Sh29.5 billion in 2016 due to the drought. The company's finance and ICT director, John Mudany, said the firm would this year invest the money in some of the geothermal projects that are in progress, as was the case in 2016. Additionally, the company plans to spend Sh200 billion over the next five years in putting up new wind and geothermal power plants.
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| Published Wed, October 18th 2017 at 22:40, Updated October 18th 2017 at 22:43 GMT +3Kenyans to enjoy fast internetKenyans in remote areas will soon enjoy faster internet connectivity. Ketraco, the country’s power transmission company, has agreed to a 10-year deal that will see Liquid Telecom use the latter’s wire lines to extend fibre optic cables to far-flung counties. ALSO READ: Report pokes holes in Kenya's internet numbersLiquid Telecom won the tender after Ketraco put out an advertisement seeking a firm that would design, supply, instal, manage, and commercialise its fibre network. The deal, which will cost around Sh600 million, will see consumers in areas such as Garissa, Isiolo, Garsen, Lamu, Rabai, Namanga, and Meru connected to the fibre optic cables. Ketraco is expected to earn 60 per cent of the proceeds for contributing the infrastructure while Liquid Telecom will take home the remaining 40 per cent for buying, deploying, operating, and maintaining the equipment.
October 18, 2017 19:41 UTC
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has invited all the seven presidential candidates and their running mates to an urgent meeting tomorrow at Serena Hotel. The chair said the meeting, which concerns issues bordering on the fresh October 26 election, will start at 2.30 pm. Chebukati said this when he addressed the press at the Bomas of Kenya following the resignation of Commissioner Roslyn Akombe. Chebukati said the consultative meeting on the preparation and the conduct of the fresh election will pave way for the commission's desire to conduct a free, fair, credible, and transparent election. And following these developments, Chebukati has warned that the withdrawal of Raila might deepen the country's crisis.
October 18, 2017 18:45 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorBAKUAtletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of reaching the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku. We are good at the back, created chances and we didn't take them," Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann told BeIN Sports Spain. However, it was Azerbaijani champions Qarabag, in their first ever season in the Champions League, who had the better chances in the second period. Ndlovu's rising effort flew inches over the bar before he thought he had won a penalty as he was clipped by Diego Godin inside the area. Instead, French referee Ruddy Buquet reduced the hosts to 10 men for what he thought was a dive.
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By BERNARD ROTICHMore by this AuthorKenya’s new Amsterdam Marathon champion and course record holder Lawrence Cherono believes he is now primed for the World Marathon Majors after an amazing run on the streets of the Dutch capital last Sunday. The Kaptagat-based runner said he was happy to be back home not only as a winner, but also a course record holder. Cherono broke the course record set just last year by compatriot Daniel Wanjiru who clocked two hours, five minutes and 21 seconds, a time Cherono improved to 2:05:09. Related Content Cherono smashes record at Amsterdam Marathon“I’m very happy because I came back home a champion after breaking a course record. I was not after the course record because I really wanted to win the race but I was surprised when lowered it,” said Cherono.
October 18, 2017 18:22 UTC
The High court has ordered the family of former Athletics Kenya chairman Isaiah Kiplagat to refund close to Sh4 million to a trader following a botched business deal. The judge faulted Kiplagat's family of failing to make full disclosure of the assets that were to be included in the deal. "I find that the defendants (family) frustrated the sale of business and hire of asset contract," ruled th judge. The business deal hammered in November 26 was to run for 15 years. She ruled that there was clear frustration of the agreement by Kiplagat's family.
October 18, 2017 17:37 UTC
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has warned that the withdrawal of NASA leader Raila Odinga from the October 26 vote might deepen the country's crisis. The Star has, however, established that following Raila's move, the commission is divided on whether the polls will succeed despite the technical and logistical preparations. Chebukati said: "In the past few weeks, a leading candidate who garnered more than 6 million votes withdrew from the race. He also wanted IT firm Safran Morpho be blocked from providing services on grounds it colluded with IEBC to mess up results. Read: Chebukati vows to defend constitution, asks implicated officials to resignMore on this: It's hard to guarantee free election, IEBC won't tolerate threats - ChebukatiAlso read: Declare state of emergency to deal with NASA poll boycott, Uhuru told
October 18, 2017 17:37 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorLONDONFormer England women's football coach Mark Sampson made remarks that were "discriminatory on grounds of race" towards two black players but was not racist, a report published on Wednesday said. Independent barrister Katharine Newton concluded in her final report — published on Wednesday — that Sampson was not racist, but that he twice made "ill-judged attempts at humour" towards the players. Newton was called in by the FA in December 2016 to follow up an internal investigation into claims made by Aluko against Sampson. In fact, I consider it fundamentally important to emphasise that I have not concluded (Sampson) is a racist." "I've been put in this situation, and was always honest and truthful about those comments and other comments I made about the culture under Mark Sampson.
October 18, 2017 17:26 UTC