Shujaa have been pitted against Blue Bulls of South Africa, Russia Academy and Zambia in a tricky Pool 'C' of the Safari Sevens slated for this weekend at the RFUEA ground, Nairobi. Morans, who open the campaign against Uganda, are in Pool 'A' alongside Olympic bronze medallists and three-time World Sevens Series champions South Africa and Burundi. National Seven Series champions KCB are in a tough Pool 'D' alongside Spain, Zimbabwe and French Sevens' champions Seventise. Ticket prices for the rugby extravaganza are regular Sh600 daily, VIP Sh1200, daily regular season ticket Sh 1,000 and VIP season ticket Sh2,000. Tickets at the gate will cost tegular Sh1, 000 daily, VIP sh 1,500 daily, regular season ticket Sh1,500 VIP Season Ticket Sh2,500.
October 17, 2019 01:52 UTC
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October 17, 2019 01:30 UTC
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut Kenya's 2019/2020 financial year economic growth to 5.6 per cent from the 5.8 per cent figure issued in April, citing global trade wars. The global economy is also expected to drop further without sparing advanced, emerging and developing nations. Global growth is forecast at three per cent for 2019, the lowest since 2008–09 and a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from the April 2019 World Economic Outlook. To rejuvenate growth, IMF says policy makers must undo the trade barriers put in place with durable agreements, rein in geopolitical tensions, and reduce domestic policy uncertainty. ''Such actions can help boost confidence and reinvigorate investment, manufacturing, and trade,'' IMF said.
Consequently, in an effort to boost tax revenue collections and meet revenue targets KRA is forced to adopt increasingly aggressive taxation positions and policies. In Kenya, statistics show that the informal sector captures 83.4 per cent of total employment and contributes upwards of 30 per cent (approx.) From the above, it is evident that the informal sector employs an overwhelming portion of the Kenyan citizenry and contributes a substantial portion of GDP. Under the former, businesses operating in the informal sector would be incentivised to formalise and thereafter taxed through traditional means. Alternatively, taxation of the informal economy through indirect taxation proposes the levying of tax on goods or services in the informal sector, for instance, value-added tax and withholding income tax, as the manner through which the informal sector may be taxed.
Patrick Day dies from traumatic brain injuryAmerican boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday in Chicago as a result of the traumatic brain injury he suffered during his fight on Saturday, where he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round. Day was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher after Conwell landed a flurry of punches that left him motionless on the canvas. "It becomes very difficult to explain away or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this," DiBella said. "This is a way we can honor the legacy of Pat Day. This was not the case for Patrick Day when he left us.
October 16, 2019 23:37 UTC
Fresh bid to reduce retirement age from 60 years to 50 yearsDebate on a motion that seeks to reduce the retirement age from 60 years to 50 years was yesterday postponed again. Njagua argues that reducing the retirement age will help fix the issue of youth unemployment, which he described as a ‘time bomb’. “Youth unemployment is a leading cause for the rise in HIV/Aids, alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, crime and vigilante activities. It is estimated that about 75 per cent of the country’s population is made up of Kenyans under the age of 40. It would also cause chaos because some ministries and departments have succession management gaps that have prompted retention of staff beyond the mandatory retirement age.
October 16, 2019 21:11 UTC
[Kelvin Karani, Standard]Kenya is seeking Sh4.2 billion from two international lenders to build what could be the World’s most expensive footbridges. Interways Construction Works, the contractor building two overhead crossings on eight-lane Thika Road is doing the work for Sh430 million, or Sh215 million apiece. Incidentally, the construction of Sh65 billion expressway along the same stretch where the bridges were intended was commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday. Already, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Director General Eng Peter Mundinia has indicated that the bridges intended for the Mombasa Road stretch may have to be erected elsewhere. “The footbridges will have to be moved elsewhere, such as to Thika Road where we feel we need more,” he said.
October 16, 2019 21:11 UTC
You are lazy, Magoha tells ministry staff and vows to take actionEducation Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Maghoha consults CAS Education Coleta Suda at the KICD Simba Auditorium in Nairobi during the Programme for the Launch of Sessional Paper No. [Phillip Orwa, Standard]An angry Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha yesterday laid bare the frustration he faces daily and put his staff on notice over lethargy. Prof Magoha painted a picture of a less focused staff, with some of them "too lazy to get out of the comfort of their offices to work". 1 of 2019 and the 2018-2022 National Education Sector Strategic Plan (NESSP) at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. And the report seems to support Magoha’s statement of high levels of apathy among ministry staff.
[Boniface Okendo, Standard]The National Hospital Insurance Fund has been put on the spot for spending Sh1.4 billion to lease a revenue collection system that they finally agreed to purchase at Sh495 million. For the period from 2014 to 2018, NHIF spent Sh1.4 billion. In 2018, the management opted to purchase the system from Webtribe after years of leasing. For More of This and Other Stories, Grab Your Copy of the Standard Newspaper. But MPs were shocked to learn that payment was effected gradually before the auditors realised the mess too late into the scandal.
Relief for patients as Kisumu medics resume workKenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-general Kisumu branch Maurice Opetu (Centre) addresses the press in Kisumu on September 3, 2019. [Collins Oduor, Standard]Public hospitals yesterday started offering services after workers ended a one-month strike that had subjected patients to untold suffering. Doctors, nurses, clinical officers, laboratory technicians, and support staff said they would resume duties after signing a return-to-work agreement with the county government. The deal was signed on Tuesday between county health officials and secretaries of the Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun), Kenya Union of Clinical Officers and Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory Officers. Knun Kisumu branch Secretary-General Maurice Opetu said the county had promised to clear medics’ pending statutory deductions by tomorrow.
G.O.A.T: Kenya leading the WorldKenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of his attempt to bust the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12, 2019, in Vienna. Anyways, Kipchoge is now a GOAT, the greatest man to walk on earth as far as athletics is concerned. Kenya's flag was running high everywhere and the headlines around the world were just about Kenya. Every time the world wants to forget Kenya, the sprinting boys and girls from the rift valley somehow appear and fly the Kenyan flag high. Heroes day, I would have organized it differently.
Elly Kalekwa President Sofapaka speaking when he received Sh35M from Betika company. [WILBERFORCE OKWIRI, STANDARD]]Even as a section of Kenyan Premier League clubs continue to call for the suspension of the league due to financial crisis, Sofapaka and Wazito have termed the idea unwarranted. “Following the calls by some clubs about the idea to suspend the league due to financial challenges, we have called for a Governing Council meeting tomorrow (today) morning. I think the clubs that don’t have sponsors including Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are almost finding it impossible even to honour matches. “Let clubs brainstorm on a holistic model from a legal and financial point of view that will make clubs self-sustainable in the future.