The fine art of salary negotiation

TANIA NGIMA, a director at Resolution Insurance and a Mandela Washington Fellow advises on how to get your proper dues. Not because it wasn't something that professionals struggle with, but because of the multiple times it appeared. Universal codesThere are some universal rules that guide negotiation for remuneration. According to Professor Margaret Neale of Stanford Business School who runs the highly acclaimed Negotiation Seminar, yes. Research suggests that women are penalised for negotiating in a way that male counterparts are not.

April 23, 2017 07:30 UTC

Beginning of an ‘error’: the future seems female

I dreamt: like a traitor in John Ruganda’s Shreds of Tenderness, I was tied to a pole in front of a female firing squad. Female judges. Female politicians. The campus fellow in this era is walking into a generational transition marked by the phenomenal rise of women. If you tiptoe to the gate of the future and peek inside, you’ll see a world where women run the show.

April 23, 2017 07:30 UTC

My battle with gigantomastia

| Updated Sun, April 23rd 2017 at 10:09 GMT +3While many girls were reaching for breast implants, Ruth Makena, 30, was fervently wishing for a breast reduction. My college mates started poking fun at me and I became the laughing stock due to my humongous bust, which I later learned was a medical condition called gigantomastia. I am reaching out to other women and young girls suffering from gigantomastia. My doctor says that a bra size above cup D should be reason to be concerned. Certain medications used in treating rheumatoid arthritis like D-penicillamine or bucillamine have been linked to gigantomastia, especially the one related to pregnancy.

April 23, 2017 07:07 UTC

VC want varsities’ names changed

Lukenya University Vice chancellor Professor Maurice Amutabi wants the government to change the names of universities with tribal designations. Amutabi who is a professor of History says the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) should order the name changes of Universities with immediate effect. “NCIC has capable commissioners such as Prof. Gitile Naituli and Dr. Joseph Wamocha who understand the implications of naming,” he said. The scholar who previously served as the Deputy vice chancellor (Academic Affairs) at Kisii University before being suspended highlighted among others, Kisii University, Meru University of Science and Technology, University of Embu, Taita-Taveta University, Chuka University and Maasai Mara University as varsities whose names should be changed. He suggested that Universities be named after famous scholars, heroes or heroines.

April 23, 2017 07:07 UTC

Kenya: Rural women struggle to secure land rights

Rural women in Kenya contribute to 70% of food production. In rural areas Land rights tend to be held by men or kinship groups controlled by men and women have access mainly through a male relative, usually a father or husband. What rural women want, is their basic rights to own land and equal rights of property ownership to be respected as it is clearly stipulated in the law. To address land rights, we must first address the unequal power relations within families. However, the government needs to improve their technical and financial capacity to implement the land laws.

April 23, 2017 06:56 UTC

Man hacked to death, body dumped in Migori MCA aspirant's home

A man was hacked to death in broad daylight and his body dumped at a Migori MCA aspirant's home in Sangla village, Suna West constituency. The middle-aged man, only identified as Robert, was with two other men when they were attacked by unknown men on Friday. "They dragged him into their car which had no number plates before speeding off leaving the other two men untouched." "At the moment, residents are giving various versions about the killing including it being political," Huka said. Migori has had cases of people being injured as a result of the political contest in the county ahead of Monday's ODM primaries.

April 23, 2017 06:45 UTC

Champions League: Real Madrid, Juventus might fail ‘underdogs’ test

UEFA Champions League last four draw was released on Friday saw a Spanish duel on offer as Real Madrid hosts neighbours Atletico Madrid while Juventus after hounding Barcelona on a 3-0 aggregate will take on the French side- AS Monaco. It is clear what happens to any team that is at a disadvantage and expected to lose; more so in the Champions league semi-final. Football lovers are familiar with Leicester City-Premier League Champions, they showed lots of skill and class and clinched the trophy in style. Real Madrid won 5-3 on penalties. Atletico Madrid whore ten points clear leaders Real Madrid, have been successfully employing a 4-4-2 formation to humble their opponents, with on fire Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Ferreira upfront.

April 23, 2017 06:33 UTC

April nostalgia our kids will never have

On the line was my ‘twin’ (we were born in Mater on the same day), businessman, natural comedian and current ODM parliamentary aspirant for Langata – the cool man called Papa Ahmed. ‘Then because they are Chinese,’ said Papa Ahmed, ‘nothing goes to waste. So inspirational was he I almost took up an idea to run for West MCA on a whim. We used to get to see the Safari Rally cars, flagged off from KICC, roar through Mombasa road at Easter. Even a few girls – tomboys like Regina Kanyiri then (kid feminists) – joined in this boyish Easter time fun.

April 23, 2017 06:11 UTC

Cycle to work reduces cancers and cardiovascular diseases, says British research

But in the past two or three decades, the wealthiest of the society earned a lucrative status in them. According to the BMJ study, commuters who cycle to their workplaces have lower risks of suffering from cancers and even cardiovascular diseases. The study further indicates that those who commute by walking or walk and cycle occasionally have lower risks as well but they have varying percentages of safety. The study was conducted at the UK Biobank was projected at studying the relationship between the active commuting and individual susceptibility to developing cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Such is what the study cites as the primary contributor to the lowered risk levels of suffering from cancers.

April 23, 2017 06:11 UTC

Woman Reps win parliamentary tickets - VIDEO

By CHARLES LWANGAMore by this AuthorBy MOHAMED AHMEDMore by this AuthorKilifi Woman Rep Aisha Jumwa and her Mombasa counterpart Mishi Mboko have won ODM tickets to vie for Malindi and Likoni parliamentary seats respectively. Ms Jumwa was declared the ODM candidate for Malindi parliamentary seat after defeating incumbent William Mtengo with 8,436 votes. On the other hand, Ms Jumwa together with four sitting MCAs and aspirant supporting her in her bid for Malindi parliamentary seat emerged victorious during the primaries. HONOUREDMs Mboko emerged winner after she garnered 5,935 votes against his rival Hamisi Domoko who managed to get 3,294 votes. Ms Mboko led almost in all the polling stations.

April 23, 2017 05:53 UTC

What we really do in our campus hostels

Being a senior student at the campus equipped me with diverse knowledge of great power which we misused knowing it was the right thing to do. Being exported on the other hand is going away from school day so as to meet with your lover who’s away from campus. If you are not doing one of those in your campus then as they say “you haven’t enjoyed campus”. They could partner some business people outside the campus, sell their products to students which they get a commission after that. I could write about them but it’s what you all know, what our parents told us to do and mostly what we know is the right thing to do.

April 23, 2017 05:26 UTC

What about CBB? Peru 2 drugs mule Michaella McCollum spotted at JOBCENTRE

PERU Two drugs mule Michaella McCollum has been seen queueing for the dole at a Jobcentre. ICELEBTV BEACH BUM: Michaella McCollum shows it all off on the beachAnd the cheeky near-naked displays seemed to have raised her profile – as she was rumoured to be entering the Big Brother house. Peru Two drug mule Michealla McCollum SIZZLES on Ibiza beach Wednesday, 5th April 2017 Convicted drug mule Michaella McCollum continues to enjoy her newfound freedom by frolicking on Ibiza's Nassau beach 1 / 15 Walking along the shore on Ibiza's Nassau BeachAnd then there was the tell-all book deal. Michaella McCollum on the beach in and in a selfieGETTY THROWBACK: Michaella McCollum and partner in crime, Melissa Reid, after they were sentencedIf she was holding out for a rumoured “six-figure deal” she must be pretty disappointed to be taking home £57.90 a week in Jobseeker’s Allowance. Peru Two drug mule Michaela McCollum flaunts her figure in a fresh revealing outfit Tuesday, 11th April 2017 Convicted drug mule Michaella McCollum continues her flesh bearing Ibiza holiday with this raunchy outfit, worn on a night out to famous superclub Pasha 1 / 9 Michaella McCollum sports another revealing outfit as she parties the night away

April 23, 2017 04:52 UTC


The number of Kenyans seeking employment overseas especially in the Middle East has astronomically risen in recent years. Hundreds of thousands of young Kenyans have been hoodwinked by briefcase companies in the name of brisk and lucrative employment abroad only to turn to modern-day slavery. In a nutshell, the government must rise to the occasion and reverse this oppression and exploitation of innocent young Kenyans. There are many grunts from Kenyan trapped in Middle East after their travel document being confiscated by their so-called employers. The need to do feasibility studies before exporting labour from Kenya to Middle East cannot be over emphasised.

April 23, 2017 04:52 UTC

Saudi Arabia restores civil service, military allowances

Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. "The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff," said the decree, broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV. "The government has conducted a review of the measures initiated in the fall in relation to the public-sector employees' allowances. PERSONNEL CHANGESOther decrees issued at the same time appointed one of Salman's sons, Prince Khaled bin Salman, ambassador in Washington and another, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, state minister for energy affairs. Further decrees replaced the kingdom's information and civil service ministers and set up a committee to investigate allegations of abuse of the civil service office.

April 23, 2017 00:45 UTC

May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory

Britain's Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party. She is also looking to capitalise on the disarray swirling around the Labour party, which has been riven with internal division over its leader Jeremy Corbyn. Voters also appear to be switching from the anti-EU UKIP party, which helped campaign for Brexit, to May's Conservatives, which will likely deliver it. If the polls are correct, the Conservatives could secure a once-in-a-generation victory that will realign the British political landscape. According to the polls, Labour has lost its reputation as the party that would best protect the National Health Service - once its strongest claim.

April 23, 2017 00:33 UTC

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