By RUTH MBULAMore by this AuthorMs Grace Mengo spends about Sh27,000 every year for each of her eight dairy cows. I was not psychologically prepared for the loss,” Ms Mengo says. The teacher went into dairy farming three years ago after reading success stories in Seeds of Gold magazine. To start the venture, Ms Mengo took a Sh1 million from the Agriculture Finance Corporation. Getting into dairy farming is an idea I will never regret,” she says.
December 10, 2018 15:33 UTC
The announcement came as May held talks with her Cabinet about the next steps in the Brexit process. Lawmakers are due to vote on Tuesday on the Brexit deal, and all signs have pointed to a big defeat for the prime minister – a result that could sink May's deal, her leadership, or both. The main sticking point is a "backstop" provision that aims to guarantee an open border between EU member Ireland and the UK's Northern Ireland post-Brexit. "Of course we can improve this deal, and the prime minister is seeking to improve this deal," Gove said. British Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who helped drive the Brexit campaign, said the court ruling would have no real impact.
December 10, 2018 15:33 UTC
Five NCPB officials, an assistant chief, and a trader have been arrested by EACC sleuths probing the loss of Sh5.6 billion at the cereals board. Investigative agencies are probing the loss of Sh5.6 billion in questionable payments for maize delivered to the National Cereals and Produce Board. They are Kisumu silo manager Willy Kipkoech, deputy manager Jeremiah Omutsani, cashier Laban Momanyi, and Eldoret silo manager Renson Kibet Korir. Related: EACC grills traders, NCPB staff linked to Sh1.9 billion maize scamFrom the depots, officers have seized files on payments for maize and distribution of subsidised fertiliser. Read: [VIDEO] EACC arrests PS Lesiyampe, NCPB finance boss over Sh6bn maize scandalClick here for the latest political news
December 10, 2018 15:33 UTC
By VICTOR OTIENOMore by this AuthorWestern Stima coach Paul Ogai has cautioned his side against getting carried away by their victorious start of the 2018/2019 SportPesa Premier League. The former Palos FC coach asked his charges not to get excited by the slim victory instead concentrate on the huge task ahead of them. "The win was sweet because it is good to start the league on a positive note. We must remain focus and determined in what we want to achieve at the end of this season," Ogai spoke to Nation Sport on Monday. "Everyone knows exactly what we want and what has to be done to achieve our set goals," said the coach.
December 10, 2018 15:04 UTC
Journalists are increasingly becoming targets of violence, the Media Council of Kenya has said. The journalist and colleagues from other media houses were covering a story of alleged misuse of funds at a primary school. Omwoyo said in the majority of the cases, government officials are involved in the violation of media rights. He said state officials should appreciate and protect the role of the media as enshrined in the Constitution. "MCK will do everything within its mandate to ensure anybody who violates the rights of journalists is held liable for further unlawful actions."
December 10, 2018 15:00 UTC
Tens of thousands of Moscow residents have taken up car-sharing to combat soaring parking costs and a dwindling number of spaces, a trend that has made the Russian capital one of the world's fastest growing markets for such schemes. Authorities in the city of 12.5 million have cut the number of parking spaces to encourage residents to walk while increasing parking fees to raise revenue and ease traffic in one of the world's most congested cities. That's a big increase -- in 2016, there were just 45,000 car-sharing journeys in the entire year. There was one shared car per 5,000 residents in Moscow last year, while Washington was the leader with a car for 692 residents, JP Morgan found. Now, however, there is one car per 1,082 residents in Moscow and city authorities predict that number will fall to one car per 500 residents in the next few years.
December 10, 2018 14:48 UTC
Bongo maestro Diamond Platnumz falls after a dais collapsed during a performance in Sumbawanga, a town located in western Tanzania. Diamond, who was leading Wasafi Records artists in a performance at the Wasafi Festival, had taken to the stage to perform the hit song ‘Zilipendwa‘. Shortly after he had started singing, fellow musicians Mbosso and Rayvanny joined in and hyped the crowd by jumping up and down the wooden stage. A wood panel collapsed and Diamond tumbled below the stage followed shortly by Rayvanny.
December 10, 2018 14:07 UTC
Suspicious money transactions have led to the arrest of four South African women employed as crew members for MSC Cruises. The women and three other crew members were arrested for allegedly smuggling cocaine from Jamaica to Miami in the US. It also reported that another MSC employee, Damion Hawthorne, 32, was arrested on charges of hiring five crew members for a smuggling operation. However, she claimed that the seven were the only crew members dismissed. "The crew members who were arrested or deported by the US Customs and Border Protection have also been dismissed from their working contract.
December 10, 2018 14:03 UTC
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has taken a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration for reversing gains in human rights protection since taking over power in 2013. The lobby group on Monday said human rights violations by Uhuru’s office have been perpetuated from numerous attacks on the media and civil society groups. Diplomats include Head of European Union delegation Stefano Dejak, UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights representative Marcella Favretto. The Amnesty International-Kenya chair decried rising incidences of human rights violations in the country including unlawful evictions and extrajudicial killings in the country. Actualizing human rights is through action, not words," Nanok said.
December 10, 2018 13:52 UTC
The new Homa Bay county assembly service board has established the county lost more than Sh4.5 million to ghost workers in the past one year. Majority leader Walter Muok said in his office on Monday a payroll audit revealed the previous board employed an additional 19 workers. We have realised the county assembly lost more than Sh4.5 million owing to ghost workers," Muok said. The county has a new board after former Majority leader Richard Ogindo, Minority leader John Njira and Clerk Bob Kephas were replaced. Also read: Homa Bay county halts leader of majority polls to consultMuok said the county assembly should have 140 employees, but the previous board had employed 159 workers.
December 10, 2018 13:47 UTC
The court on Monday afternoon ordered the release of former NHIF bosses and the directors of Webtribe Ltd on a Sh3 million bond or Sh2 million bail. Former CEO Geoffrey Mwangi and ex-finance manager Simon Kirgotty and the Web Tribe directors were also ordered to deposit their passports in court. Related: NHIF receptionist paid Sh160m for 8 housesAll the other accused who were charged will each deposit Sh1 million bail. There are 20 accused persons in total and Webtribe has also been charged as a company. Read: NHIF suspects deny Sh1.1bn graft charges, await bail rulingClick here for the latest political news
December 10, 2018 13:30 UTC
Less than one per cent of all breast cancer cases occur in men. This is then followed by chemotherapy, which in most cases responds better than in other types of breast cancer. The report further says that lack of or fewer years of education may limit a woman’s awareness of breast cancer and her knowledge of breast cancer symptoms and the importance of evaluating breast lumps, which leads to delays in presentation and diagnosis. In the meantime, cancer patients continue to suffer as they have no options but to seek help in the private hospitals. Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide, and a leading cause of death worldwide.
December 10, 2018 13:07 UTC
Mary Akinyi's phone, which was charging using power from a solar panel installed on the roof, is said to have exploded after the lightning hit the house during the rainy night. But her husband Mr Patrick Yala, 50, survived the lightning but is in a critical condition. Mr Yala’s brother, Mr Nathaniel Ochieng’, said the phone exploded after lightning struck the solar panel installed on their roof. Other electronic devices connected to the house’s solar panel were also destroyed. A solar lamp and electronic gadgets were also destroyed after the electrocution,” Mr Ochieng’ said.
December 10, 2018 13:07 UTC
By GAITANO PESAMore by this AuthorA football match in Luchululo village in Nangina ward, Funyula Constituency turned tragic on Sunday after lightning struck to death one player and left at least six others injured. While confirming the incident, Funyula OCPD Mary Kiarie said three players are recuperating at Nangina Mission Hospital under close examination while three others have been treated and discharged. When the match resumed after the rains had subsided, Red Sharks levelled before tragedy struck. Red Sharks players raced towards the corner flag in celebration but within a split second lightning struck claiming Mbote's life. The two teams clashed in the final of last year's edition held in December with Red Sharks hammering their rivals 5-0 to lift the Cup at Funyula Sports grounds.
December 10, 2018 12:44 UTC
COURT BATTLEBoth Rev Njoya and Ms Maina have since 2005 been engaging in a protracted court battle over the ownership of the land. “We were blessed with four children – George Mathenge Njoya, Anthony Maingi Njoya, Nelius Muthoni Njoya and Lesho Njoki Njoya. He noted that Rev Njoya has a valid title deed of the land and is entitled to its ownership and possession. “No person then, without the authority of the plaintiff (Rev Njoya) should have any right to enter therein. HOUSE HELPIn his evidence, Rev Njoya said that Ms Maina was his father’s house help and not a wife.
December 10, 2018 12:33 UTC