Kenya and Nigeria won their respective semi-final matches to set the stage for the epic battle. Kenya laboured to a 1-0 win against unrelenting Zambia while Nigeria had easy thrashing Botswana 5-0 in their last four ties. Kenya captain Cedric Muchina said their aim in today’s match is to complete the job and ensure they retain the title. We have played well won all our matches but we must get the job done by beating Nigeria,” Muchina said. As a nation we have an unrivalled record against Kenya and we intend to return home with our heads held high,” Aluko said.
In my previous articles, I have stressed that wealth from rabbits stems from the good care of the young ones from a tender age— one to 45 days to adulthood. Many weaned rabbits suffer from bloating, mange, coccidiosis, pneumonia and ear canker, so identify the condition and address it with help of a vet. Once the weaned rabbits are in the long rooms, the farmer should be ready to face new challenges. They love to playJust like young children, young rabbits like to play. It is important you keep monitoring growth of the weaned rabbits to ensure moderate growth using a digital weighing scale.
Cover crops help to maintain soil moisture. Today, we will give them coping strategies to use minimal water, maintain soil moisture and fertility and increase yields. In areas where irrigation water is not available, the leaching of salts is not practical. Like the use of cover crops, such practices help increase water absorption and reduce evaporation, erosion, and compaction. In addition to keeping many of the more toxic pesticides out of our waterways, organic methods help retain soil moisture.
We have the power to correct our courseThis week, we celebrated 55 years of independence from colonial rule. To promote agricultural productivity and accelerate the process of organised urbanisation, they will come up with a rationalised land policy that will make our arable land more productive – including through land consolidation initiatives. Such a policy will be anchored in the county system, with each county headquarter having a target population of 300,000. Our elites, on their part, will invest little in job-creating sectors – preferring to take bribes and stash their loot oversees. We will record 4-6 annual GDP growth, but with little to show for it in terms of poverty reduction.
State agencies shun officers cleared in procurement probeAccounting and procuring officers cleared following a corruption vetting exercise have been unable to resume duty as State corporations treat them with suspicion and are now assigning them other roles.A number of them have reported that their employers have already started the process of recruiting their replacement while others say they have been assigned duties in other departments that are not in line with their professional qualifications. President Uhuru Kenyatta in July ordered all heads of accounting and procurement units in ministries, departments and agencies to step aside to face vetting in the fight against corruption. The vetting was concluded in August and about 300 officials were cleared from about 1,000 that underwent the exercise. “We have a number of State corporations, and particularly public universities, where the officers were never taken back to their roles. These are not culprits, they are professionals and should be able to either get back to their original roles or get matching roles so that they can discharge duties that are equivalent to their skills and expertise.”
By MANASE OTSIALOMore by this AuthorAt exactly 8:30pm on Thursday, Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) officers walked into Mandera Town Police Station with a mission unknown to officers there. ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCEMr Richard Karanja was the man to be rescued by the RDU officers. Mr Karanja had been arrested and booked on Thursday in connection with a robbery in Mandera town last weekend. The rescued officer was to be arraigned at a Mandera court on Friday. SPECIAL UNITIt was claimed the RDU officer had been positively identified and arrested during an identification parade County Police Commander Bernard Nyakwaka had ordered.
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“The ministry will further delve into social and behaviour change programming to handle the socio-cultural challenges that have hindered the success of current interventions on FGM,” Kobia said. Statistics show that FGM remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the country, Kobia said. “The country should be able to reach around 18 per cent,” Kobia said. According to Unicef, there are more than 200 million girls and women who are living with the negative effects of FGM globally. Also Read: Boni elders want FGM allowed to ‘restore morals’ in women, girlsClick here for the latest political news
Kakamega will next month conduct a headcount of workers and verify their academic qualifications to get rid of ghost workers, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said. A senior officer said to have presented dubious academic papers for employment resigned two weeks ago after his treachery was discovered. On Thursday, staff told the Star that they had been asked to present their original academic papers to the department of public service and administration for scrutiny. A committee to spearhead the upgrading of Kakamega town in preparation for a city status has also been formed. Kakamega town's population is currently estimated at 150,000.
Homa Bay has always been in the news for the bad and the good deeds mostly by the County Executives. Homa Bay was the first County among the 47 Counties to hit the headline when it struck a deal with an Investor totalling to Sh560billion. The County government takes pride of opening of new access roads,tarmacking of Gendia Kadongo road, equipping and upgrade of Homa Bay hospital, upgrade of Homa Bay stadium, solar market projects, however this can only be realized on papers. There have been complaints by a number of leaders and residents over the status of the Homa Bay County Referral despite being allocated Millions of Shilling every financial year. “Homa Bay is a unique County of its own, only few are benefitting from the devolution,” said the former MP
A student who scored 378 marks in this year’s KCPE exam in Baringo county might miss admission to a national school in Makueni for lack of school fees. “Despite many challenges, the boy scored high marks,” institution director Elijah Chirchir said on Friday. Ekuwam, a small-holder farmer and mother of five, said she would have wanted to pay Kiprop’s school fees but her two daughters are in high school. Ekuwam said she struggled to raise Sh2,600 every term to put Kiprop in a private school from Standard 6. The boy’s father said he is happy with Kiprop’s achievement but he is unable to raise his son’s school fees.
Most elderly people die from non-communicable diseases due to lack of adequate plans to safeguard their health, according to a new report. The Global Age Watch report released by HelpAge International and AAR in Nairobi on Wednesday shows there has been an increase in NCDs among the elderly. The report focused on old people’s right to health and how systems need to adapt to ensure the elderly enjoy their rights. It explored national trends on older people’s health status in 12 countries, including Kenya. HelpAge CEO Justin Derbyshire said it was important to safeguard older people’s right to health without discriminating against their well-being.
Drug addicts in Lamu are calling for the speedy completion of a rehab centre that is being put up at Hindi division, Lamu West. The Sh75 million facility is being constructed by the Kenya Red Cross. During his visit to Lamu last month, Red Cross secretary general Abbas Gullet said the facility was already 95 per cent complete. Areas known to have a high number of drug users include Lamu town, Mtangawanda, Pate, Siyu, Faza, Kizingitini, Mbwajumwali, and Tchundwa. The Red Cross has pledged to sponsor skills training for successful rehab candidates to enable them have sustainable livelihoods.
A 71-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant on Friday in Marmanet, Laikipia West subcounty, prompting residents’ protests. The man identified as Richard Kinyua is the second victim after a Kenya Wildlife Service officer was killed by an elephant at Rumuruti forest a month ago. Marmanet MCA Simon Kanyutu said Kinyua tried to chase away the animals when one of them attacked him from behind. For how long shall we keep on losing lives to the wild animals?” Kanyutu asked. The official said the same elephant had attacked and injured an elderly man in the area.
According to the review, the cost of Kerosene has reduced by Sh6.61 to retail at Sh105.22 in Nairobi. In Mombasa, Super Petrol will retail at Sh110.91, diesel will sell at Sh 109.66 while Kerosene will be sold at Sh102.60. In October, petrol prices went down by Sh1.06 while diesel and kerosene went up by Sh1.60 and Sh0.43 respectively. Atleast Sh45.75 of the total cost of a litre of Super Petrol will go to taxes and levies. In the case of a litres of diesel and Kerosene, atleast Sh37.02, and Sh36.32 will be channeled to the taxes.
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And as I dig deeper, often, I discover that these businesses have weak business development. Now, how do you identify weak business development? • Limited Market Reach: Poor business development ensures that your market penetration is low. • Low Employee Morale: Naturally, when business development is poor, the energy in the work place is low. • Crushed by Competition: If you are being crushed by the competition, check your business development.
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