By AFPMore by this AuthorBERLINThe German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267, Sh42 million) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize money from the 300,000 euros they each got for winning the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. "That would be a title for the eternity and certainly worth a special bonus. "But you can feel in this team, that the sporting challenge is the main focus and not the economic aspect." The cash rises to 125,000 euros for the semi-finals, 150,000 for third place and 200,000 if they lose the final on July 15 at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
December 13, 2017 13:18 UTC
By JOSEPH ODUHAMore by this AuthorJUBAThe humanitarian community in South Sudan has launched an appeal for $1.72 billion to forestall the growing crisis in the war-torn country. HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSEMeanwhile, President Salva Kiir's administration has apologised for gross human rights violations committed against civilians by some state officials and institutions during the four years of fighting between government forces and rebels. He made the remarks while marking the International Human Rights Day in Juba on Monday. The former human rights commissioner cautioned senior government officials and institutions to exercise maximum respect of the law, adding that the struggle for the independence was for freedom and human rights. Human rights agencies have in the past documented several gross violations in South Sudan, with some of the reports holding the government accountable.
December 13, 2017 13:07 UTC
By DAVID KWALIMWAMore by this AuthorGor Mahia will commence their Caf Champions League campaign with a tricky assignment against little known Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea in the preliminary round. This follows the draw for this tournament, which was released by Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Wednesday. AFC Leopards, who are the country’s other representatives in continental assignments in 2018, have been paired against Malagasy side FOSA Juniors FC in the Confederation Cup. Leopards, who are the domestic cup champions, will host the first match of this two legged assignment at home between February 9- 11, with the return match set for ten days later.
December 13, 2017 12:22 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorWASHINGTONUS President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to distance himself from an embarrassing defeat in Alabama, saying he had been right all along that Republican senate candidate Roy Moore could not win. The former judge faced damaging accusations he had preyed on teenage girls as a younger man, but Trump endorsed him anyway in the final stretch of the campaign for a vacant US Senate seat. "The reason I endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily) is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. Related Content Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win, blow to Trump"Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!" "The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win," he said.
December 13, 2017 12:11 UTC
As the population of Trans Nzoia increases and land space decreases, small-scale farmers in the county are slowly venturing into dairy goat farming. David Were, livestock trainer in charge of dairy goats at the Manor House ATC in Kitale town, says dairy goats are small animals that can produce milk to farmers in an economic way. He says that unlike cows, which feed on lumpsum amounts of food to produce milk, dairy goats eat much less. Were says eight dairy goats can feed on the amount of food that one dairy cow consumes. “For small-scale farmers who have a challenge in feeding dairy cows, they can easily produce milk from the dairy goat,” he says.
December 13, 2017 12:00 UTC
By MOHAMED AHMEDMore by this AuthorThe Kenya Navy has been accused of grabbing land belonging to a school in Likoni, Mombasa County. Angry parents and pupils on Wednesday camped at Mweza Primary and Secondary schools to stop the grabbing of the school’s land. The school is near the Kenya Navy, Mtongwe Base residential houses which are occupied by the soldiers. PHOTO | HAMISI NGOWA | NATION MEDIA GROUPThe primary school head Monica Mumbo accused the soldiers of plans to grab the school’s land. Ms Mumbo said the primary school was built in 1990 and had never faced issues on ownership of the land.
December 13, 2017 11:48 UTC
By JOSEPH WANGUIMore by this AuthorThe CDF board has published names of fund managers at the 290 constituencies who will oversee national government projects. Justices Erastus Githinji, Hannah Okwengu and GBM Kariuki ruled that powers of appointing the CDF committee members and staff were a preserve of the CDF Board. LAWFULThe judges said contrary to the finding of the High Court, the CDF Amendment Bill was passed in accordance with the Constitution. They said the CDF Act does not violate the principles of public finance division of revenue and the principle of division of powers and functions. The bench also noted that the County Governments Act and the Public Finance Management Act have established institutions for resolving specific disputes, including intergovernmental disputes.
December 13, 2017 11:03 UTC
She spoke to Nation.co.keWhat inspired you to start Malkia initiative Foundation? What are the key achievements of Malkia Initiative this far? As a community leader and an empowered woman, what advice would you give to other young women in Kenya? What next for Malkia Initiative Foundation? Statistics show that 48% of girls get enrolled in school but only 11% complete their primary school education.
December 13, 2017 10:50 UTC
Migori residents did not attend Jamhuri Day celebrations as they were "disillusioned" after NASA boss Raila Odinga put off his swearing-in. All elected leaders and many residents skipped the fete at Migori county stadium on Tuesday. Uhuru had said he was interested in talks but while commemorating the 53rd Jamhuri Day, he said he was willing to engage the Opposition. County commissioner Joseph Rotich, who spoke at the grounds, urged residents to accept the outcome of the election and move on. His sentiments were shared by Adongo who urged residents to carry on since the elections season is over.
December 13, 2017 10:41 UTC
My friend asked for a Coca-Cola, and when I was about to show him a video on YouTube, a Coca-Cola ad came on. Getting startedMy friend and I started arguing on what level of brand growth you should be before you start marketing. For a new artiste, that was ground-breaking and I learnt that no matter how good your product is, you still need the push, the market. But a key point to keep in mind is that marketing can either kill or build a brand. The brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is, it’s what customers tell each other it is.
December 13, 2017 10:18 UTC
The team insisted however that 32-year-old Froome had taken no more than the amount allowed under the rules. The UCI has asked Froome to provide more information but in line with World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines has not suspended him. Team Sky said in a statement: "During the final week of the Vuelta, Chris experienced acute asthma symptoms. Sky said Froome had declared his use of the medication, adding: "The notification of the test finding does not mean that any rule has been broken." Froome himself said the UCI was "absolutely right" to scrutinise the test results.
December 13, 2017 10:18 UTC
Intense campaigns have seen majority of the nominees camp in Parliament to solicit votes. VOTEFrom the 25 nominees, Parliament will vote for Kenya’s nine representatives. The others are Ms Eunice Karanja from Trans-Nzoia, who has also been a regular figure in Parliament, former Mandera East MP AbdulAziz Farah, former Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi and Mr Charles Nyachae (Kisii). Unlike Jubilee, which is having a PG to deliberate on the Eala nominees, Nasa will not be having one, according to leader of minority in the National Assembly John Mbadi. The Eala Elections Act stipulates that respective parliaments within the East Africa Community shall elect their respective representatives to the regional assembly.
December 13, 2017 10:03 UTC
The Central Organisations of Trade Unions (Cotu) on Wednesday said the government should treat road safety with the seriousness it deserves. 'NO ACTION'The government, Cotu boss Francis Atwoli said, should deal with corruption among Traffic Police officers and step up vehicle inspection. He also proposed the construction of a dual carriage way from Ngata area to Mau Summit— a stretch on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway where many accidents occur. “Further, it should be a top priority for government to construct dual carriage highway of the entire Nairobi-Eldoret highway based on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda on infrastructural development,” Mr Atwoli stated. “The Late Mama Lucy Kibaki had proposed a dual carriage at Salgaa and Sachangwan after deadly accidents during Kibaki’s government, this has never been realized,” said the Cotu chief.
December 13, 2017 09:56 UTC
By MATHIAS RINGAMore by this AuthorKenya has again been voted as the world’s leading safari destination by the World Travel Awards. Legend Golf and Safari Resort from South Africa won the world’s leading safari resort award while Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari, also from South Africa, bagged the world’s leading luxury private villa award. On Wednesday, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) chairman Jimi Kariuki termed the global award win as a great honour to Kenya’s safari offering. Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) chairman Mohamed Hersi said Kenya was indisputable the best safari destination in the world. The KTB boss said there was need for Kenya to protect its flora and fauna for it to maintain its global safari appeal.
December 13, 2017 09:45 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorNAIROBI,Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the Constitution that could see him rule until 2034. "It's the day you've been waiting for," Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands of farmers in the central Gitega District on Tuesday, threatening those who sought to undermine the referendum vote slated for early 2018. FUNDRAISERThe government adopted a plan in October to revise the constitution that, if passed by the referendum, would allow Nkurunziza to serve another two seven-year terms from 2020. "We take this opportunity to warn those who want to sabotage this project, whether by speech or actions," Nkurunziza said. Burundi plunged into crisis in 2015 when Nkrunziza ran for a controversial third term that he went on to win.
December 13, 2017 09:45 UTC