Mbogo meets Raila at Nyali, fuels speculation of return to ODM

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday met Kisauni MP hopeful Ali Mbogo, fueling speculation the latter might rejoin ODM. Raila met with Mbogo at Nyali few hours after the NASA co-principal arrived in Mombasa ahead of the Sunday's ODM rally at Tononoka grounds. "I am currently having a meeting with the ODM party leader at his residence in Nyali," Mbogo said on his supporter's WhatsApp group. This caused disquiet in the ODM camp as Bedzimba is a close ally of ODM deputy party leader and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka endorsed the legislator's candidature on February 11 at Kadongo grounds.

March 25, 2017 13:18 UTC

Algerian women protest against financial harassment

Lawyers say that as more women go into the workplace, tensions over money are causing a surge in divorces. Benbraham said financial disputes, particularly over control of wives' salaries, are behind the rise. Women say they face financial blackmail. LEGAL PROTECTIONBut many women say the law does not protect them enough. The debate on the right of women to control their salaries was recently revived by Mounia Meslem, minister for the family and the status of women.

March 25, 2017 12:56 UTC

Russia trying to gain influence in Libya: US general

By AFPMore by this AuthorWASHINGTONRussia is trying to expand its influence in Libya through a combination of military means and oil and weapons sales, a top US general said Friday. General Thomas Tom Waldhauser, who heads the US military's Africa Command, said Russia is "on the ground" in the border region between Egypt and Libya. "They are trying to influence the action, we watch what they do with great concern," Waldhauser told Pentagon reporters. That group is supported by strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has visited Russia, Waldhauser said. He added that between 100 and 200 IS fighters remain in western Libya.

March 25, 2017 12:56 UTC

FASHION: Shift your style with a shift dress

PHOTO | WANJIRU KARIUKIThe shift dress has captured my body and soul effortlessly. Also known as a slip dress this timeless classic flatters just any body type exuding a feminine silhouette. Another unique aspect about this specific piece when you look closely is that it is tailored to mimic the high-low style. If not are you ready to shift your style to accommodate the shift dress? I won’t rant much about my shoes and bag but I’m sure they did the dress some justice.

March 25, 2017 12:56 UTC

Mwende Mwinzi’s entry spices up political battle in Mwingi

| Updated Sat, March 25th 2017 at 16:02 GMT +3Mwende MwinziThe entry of the American-based philanthropist Mwende Mwinzi into the Mwingi West parliamentary race has spiced the contest. The only woman in a pool of men and riding on Jubilee ticket, Mwende is taking a huge gamble in a region largely dominated by CORD co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka's Wiper Democratic Movement. "I am humbled by the warmth the people of Mwingi West have received me with. Besides her family's vast connections with who is who in Kitui and Kamba politics, Mwende is counting on the networks she has built over the years to topple Kitungi. She wants the people of Mwingi West to look at individual track records of the aspirants and only vote in the best.

March 25, 2017 12:56 UTC

Police officers behind journalist’s arrest and torture unmasked

PHOTO | TONNY OMONDIHuman rights groups have identified three Administration police officers at the centre of the arrest and torture of a journalist and an activist in Usenge, Siaya County on Wednesday. Among the seven were; Sergeant Jarison Lempaute, APC Dan Kimori and APC Felix Maubi all of QRT,” said Mr Ogada. He said Mr Gwengi and Mr Ochieng’ had been booked (OB 15/22/2017) and the alleged offences were; incitement to violence, resisting arrest and assault. Initially he accused Mr Gwengi and Mr Ochieng’ of allegedly inciting members of the public to turn against QRT officers. Meanwhile, the Media Council of Kenya has called for the immediate arrest of police officers involved in the alleged assault.

March 25, 2017 12:33 UTC

Ex-barmaid stabs husband to death using three knives, flees from Thika home

Police in Thika are looking for a woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death using three knives during a domestic quarrel. The woman, only identified as Wangari, is believed to have used a kitchen knife to kill Fredrick Mwangi Gitau. Gitau, a caretaker at an apartment situated in Ngoiwa estate, was stabbed on Thursday night after a scuffle with the woman. Thika Deputy OCPD Bernard Ayoo told reporters that they found the blood-stained knives next to Gitau's body. The police boss appealed to anyone with information that can help in the investigations into the murder to contact them.

March 25, 2017 12:33 UTC

Farmers hit as funds for cheap fertiliser reduced by Sh900m

By GERALD ANDAEMore by this AuthorFarmers face a difficult season next year after Parliament reduced funds for fertiliser subsidy by Sh900 million in what will see more growers buy the input at market rate. “Sh900 million from the fertiliser subsidy in the crop development and management be deducted and re-allocated,” noted Budget documents tabled in Parliament Thursday evening. The subsidised fertiliser costs Sh1, 800 per 50 kilogramme bag compared with market rate cost of Sh3,000. Kenya will benefit from cheaper fertiliser once the Eldoret plant is upgraded to a manufacturing factory. Kenya as for long had plans to put up a fertiliser plant to cut prices of the input, whose high cost inflates food prices.

March 25, 2017 12:22 UTC

We want Africa to grow: IAAF

IAAF President Sebastian Coe on Saturday said that the world athletics governing body is determined to improve the sport in Africa. I want this to happen more on other events too,” said Coe, who was speaking during a media briefing in Kampala ahead Sunday’s IAAF World Cross Country Championship at Kololo Grounds. IAAF President Sebastian Coe (second right) fields questions from journalists during a press conference in Kampala, Uganda on March 25, 2016 on the eve of the World Cross Country Championship. Kenya's three-time World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop said that he is optimistic that the team will do well during the event. Olympics 1,500m champion Faith Chepng’etich said that running cross country helps her in achieving endurance.

March 25, 2017 12:11 UTC

MCAs caution Joho on tours outside Mombasa

By DANIEL TSUMA NYASSYMore by this AuthorMembers of County Assembly in Kwale have accused Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho of meddling in the affairs of the county. Speaking in Mombasa, Mr Masudi - who was accompanied by Kasemeni ward MCA Anthony Yama and some Kwale residents - said that as the polls draw closer, it is imperative that leaders keep the peace. "Governor Joho and Governor Kingi’s (Kilifi) visit to Kwale or other counties is likely to create bad blood among residents of the various counties," Mr Masudi said. Governor Mvurya denied any involvement in the stoppage of the meeting. "Governor Mvurya is not the county commissioner, OCPD or a member of the security organ.

March 25, 2017 12:11 UTC

Choice of NASA flag bearer calls for sacrifice by principals

He argued that should NASA pick Raila Odinga as their flagbearer that would hand a win to Uhuru Kenyatta on a silver platter. According to Mr Wambua, Raila elicits repellent passion from majority of Kenyan electorate. The former group wants an automatic Wiper ticket handed to them while the latter wants them to go through nominations. He dismissed all local opinion polls which have consistently put Raila ahead of the pack as the best NASA bet to take on Kenyatta and Jubilee. Finally, the NASA call for sacrifice applies to all the co-principals including Kalonzo, and not just to Raila, Moses Wetang'ula or Musalia Mudavadi.

March 25, 2017 12:11 UTC

Did Ugandan federation ‘bribe’ delegates with ‘dream’ trip to Kenya?

Harambee Stars striker, Jesse Were, shields the ball from Uganda's Geoffrey Sserunkuma during an international friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO | AMINAH BABIRYESenior Uganda football administrators are facing scrutiny in their backyard for reportedly enticing a number of delegates with a “dream” trip to Kenya. The delegates, who came in their dozens, were in the stands at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos when Kenya drew 1-1 with Uganda. “You know some of them have never been to Nairobi and so they were very excited to come and visit, and watch the Cranes play. I am sure they were enticed with allowances,” a reliable source told Nairobi News.

March 25, 2017 12:11 UTC

[VIDEO] Calm tension, promote peace ahead of August polls, Kiraithe tells media

Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe on Saturday asked the media to help calm political tension and promote peace ahead of the August polls. He urged the media to move away from the habit of marking some areas as hotspots, adding that this will avoid whipping up emotions. The spokesman said peoples’ behaviour is determined by the information they get for which the media plays a key role in passing the same. Kiraithe told journalists in Mombasa that sensational reporting is not only a recipe for chaos but also scares away investors and tourists. Kiraithe pointed out that officers who won't execute their duties impartially will have a date with the law.

March 25, 2017 12:00 UTC

I regret giving one of the tenants his three million having picked it in his house after he vacated, says an ex- watchman

A former private security guard who was working in Runda has admitted that he regret giving back three million to a Nigerian businessman who had vacated an apartment where he worked as a guard. Given that he had the man’s phone number he immediately called him and handed the money to him. The man told me to think of anything I want him to do for me and he will do it immediately he comes in three weeks’ time,” added Martin. To make matters worse he has been fired as a security guard leaving her struggling to feed his wife and five children. Martin remembers the empty promises made to him by the alien and says that he regrets giving him back his three cool million.

March 25, 2017 11:48 UTC

All set for first world cross country championship in Uganda

All is set for Sunday's IAAF World cross country championships at the Kololo Grounds, Kampala, Uganda. During a pre-event press conference on Saturday, IAAF president Seb Coe called for more emphasis on cross country as an integral part of athletics development in generations to come. Speaking at a press conference ahead of tomorrow's IAAF Cross Country at Kololo Grounds, Kampala, Uganda, Coe said (refer audio 1:24… then 00:43). Faith Kipyegon, 1500m Olympic title holder said the race will prepare her ahead of the World Relay Championships in Bahamas next month. She is also preparing for the World Championships set for August in London.

March 25, 2017 11:26 UTC

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