Marwa cancels Jubilee rally set for Sunday

By GITONGA MARETEMore by this AuthorBy GALGALO BOCHAMore by this AuthorCoast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa has cancelled a rally by Jubilee Party set for tomorrow at Mvita in Mombasa. Mr Marwa said that Jubilee's organisers did not inform the police, but more importantly the rally would have have caused a security nightmare since Nasa will also hold theirs at Tononoka grounds. For the sake of equity we are saying that Jubilee should not hold a meeting close to Tononoka grounds," Mr Marwa said. On the Tononoka rally, Mr Joho, who inspected the area on Friday, said they had notified the police about it and had been given the go ahead. Urban police boss Lucas Ogara said the ODM leadership had been given the permission to hold their rally but added that he was not aware of the one planned by Jubilee.

March 25, 2017 11:26 UTC

Okocha: Victor Wanyama has done Africa proud

Former Nigerian footballer Augustine "Jay Jay" Okocha chats with Nation Media Group Sports Editor, Elias Makori at Nation Centre in Nairobi. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGUNigerian football legend Jay Jay Okocha on Friday praised Kenyan star and Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama saying that he is doing a great job for Africa. Okocha challenged the Football Kenya Federation to put up better youth structures that will enable the country produce more Wanyamas. He said that lack of proper structures in Africa has dragged the continent behind, contributing to poor performance by the national teams. On Sunday, Wanyama will lead Harambee Stars in another friendly match against the Democratic Republic of Congo at the same venue.

March 25, 2017 11:15 UTC

Drama witness as one game denies a man a chance to hit a jackpot

Drama was witnessed at kimende buying centre when a drunkard knelt down praying loudly; seeking forgiveness for being a slave to betting. The man who is a famous mechanic had done well that day at his the job. The man was optimistic and bragged how he could give his friends a cool weekend in their drinking spree. “Haki bibi yangu atanimaliza” the man could be heard crying as the wife dragged him from the scene. The only thing we could not substantiate was whether the prayer was meant to be heard by God or the wife.

March 25, 2017 10:41 UTC

Nasa is dead and Raila is just a parasite, says Mutahi Ngunyi

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi. FILE | NATIONPolitical analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has made sensational claims about the opposition terming their alliance as dead and leader Raila Odinga a parasite. In his column, the analyst said Nasa is not working and blamed Mr Odinga for the discontent urging the other three leaders, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi to shortchange Mr Odinga before he shortchanges them. Mr Ngunyi praised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent public display of anger saying that anger is a powerful tool in politics. “Infact Raila should borrow a leaf from the Uhuru tantrums, like Uhuru he should use anger as an instrument of control.

March 25, 2017 10:30 UTC

Police bar Jubilee from holding parallel Mombasa rally

Police in Mombasa have cancelled the Sunday parallel rally planned by Jubilee at Mvita grounds to counter ODM's Tononoka meeting. Police sources said the Jubilee team was advised to postpone the rally for security reasons and will instead hold one in Malindi. We are only aware of the ODM rally. Read: Showdown looms as Joho hosts Raila in Mombasa rally parallel to Jubilee'sMaelo said police will provide adequate security for the ODM rally, which is a culmination of Governor Hassan Joho's Coast tours. The Jubilee officials said on Saturday that they expect Deputy President William Ruto to attend the Malindi rally.

March 25, 2017 10:30 UTC

Please don't vote for NASA, Mount Kenya leaders plead with residents

Jubilee leaders from the Mount Kenya region have cautioned residents against voting for the National Super Alliance (NASA) in the August 8 General Election. NASA leaders had not done anything for the region from their days in government and should not dupe residents they will bring development, said Professor Kindiki, the Tharaka Nithi Senator. ALSO READ: You have no agenda for Kenya, Ruto tells NASA"We know there are only two serious parties, Jubilee and NASA. We also want Jubilee governors and MCAs so that counties are able to propel the Jubilee agenda," he said. ALSO READ: You have no agenda for Kenya, Ruto tells NASA"There was no major tarmac roads in Tharaka Nithi County until the Jubilee government took over.

March 25, 2017 10:07 UTC


A woman who was allegedly beaten up by her neighbours in December for failing to pay a security fee of 2,500 per month has said that her life is in danger. On 30th December 2016, a single mother of three daughters was beaten up by her neighbors at Membly Park Estate in Ruiru. This happened at around 7.30 pm, the woman was driving home when the security guards refused to open the main gates for her. The tenants of the said estate want the woman to leave the estate as she cannot afford to pay security fees charged amounting to Sh2500 per month. The woman with her children is now living in fear of her life.

March 25, 2017 09:56 UTC

UK ban on miraa to stay: Envoy

His comments came after Mr Muriungi sought to establish whether the UK government was considering reviewing the ban on the crop that is Meru’s economic mainstay. “I am afraid that the ban on miraa is going to stay. We were the last western country to ban miraa but we were sensitive on the impact it would have on the producing regions. We are committed to supporting those affected by the ban,” Mr Hailey said. The miraa taskforce had expressed confidence that Kenya would recover the European miraa market once farmers meet export conditions.

March 25, 2017 09:51 UTC

Keep off NYS, CS Sicily Kariuki warns Opposition as she campaigns for President Uhuru Kenyatta

| Updated Sat, March 25th 2017 at 12:45 GMT +3Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki launching the NYS youth empowerment program at Narok South Youth Center. PHOTO: ROBERT KIPLAGAT/STANDARDThe Jubilee administration has warned opposition politicians against politicizing the National Youth Service (NYS) economic empowerment program saying it is not a campaign tool. Speaking at Narok South Constituency Youth Empowerment Centre during the launch of the 106th program said President Uhuru Kenyatta was passionate on youth, women and the disabled being economically independent. Ms Kariuki said the NYS program SACCOs have so far saved up to Sh1.6Billion which is historic and will enable hundreds of thousands of youth venture into business. Ms Kariuki also took the opportunity to drum up for President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election saying his development record is visible.

March 25, 2017 09:47 UTC

US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has come into effect. Nine airlines from eight countries - Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - are affected by the US ban. The UK ban meanwhile affects all flights out of Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Lebanon. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the US and UK to lift the bans as soon as possible. European security experts are to meet next week to discuss the US and UK bans, the Guardian newspaper reported.

March 25, 2017 09:45 UTC

Raila arrives in Mombasa for Tononoka rally, inspects Joho's projects

ODM leader Raila Odinga arrived in Mombasa on Saturday ahead of the party's Sunday rally at Tononoka grounds. Raila said he was excited to have been invited to the Mombasa rally. But I first had to inspect some of the development projects executed by the ODM government here in Mombasa," Raila said. More on this: Showdown looms as Joho hosts Raila in Mombasa rally parallel to Jubilee'sThe gathering follows in the wake of police breaking an ODM meeting in Kwale. On March 12, plans by the ODM to hold a parallel rally to Jubilee’s were thwarted by the police on security grounds.

March 25, 2017 09:39 UTC

CITY GIRL: An open letter to viled blogger Cyprian Nyakundi

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi in a Nairobi court when he was found guilty of contempt of court and fined Sh300,000 or a jail term of four months. I feel utterly sorry for you because Nyakundi, I think it is time for you to stop, take a breather and rethink. MALICIOUS BLOGGERYour heart is in the right place, Nyakundi, and I mean that in all honesty. But you see, the problem is, dear Nyakundi, is that you are not doing this the right way. If you played your cards right and hacked this digital media space, Nyakundi, you’d become quite the success story.

March 25, 2017 09:33 UTC

Prepare to go home in August, Raila tells Jubilee - VIDEO

By DANIEL TSUMA NYASSYMore by this AuthorODM leader Raila Odinga has told the Jubilee administration to prepare to go home in August 8 for failing Kenyans. “Jubilee must know that we have the national and county governments which should work complementing each other. ODM leader Raila Odinga dribbles the ball at Uwanja wa Mbuzi Stadium in Kongowea on March 25, 2017. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUPHe supported Governor Hassan Joho’s track record saying the governor had initiated development projects in the county, as opposed to claims that he had done nothing. He referred an incident where Governor Joho was stopped by police from attending President Kenyatta’s function at Mtongwe as “an insult”.

March 25, 2017 09:24 UTC

Sauti Sol apologise to Uhuru over Studio Mashinani debacle

Members of the Sauti Sol music group. PHOTO | FILESauti Sol have apologised to President Uhuru Kenyatta over remarks made by one of their member accusing the government of stealing their idea. Last week, group member, Bien Aime Baraza, accused the government of stealing the group’s Studio Mashinani idea and implementing it a year later with Jamaican artistes Richie Spice, Luciana and Etana. Mr Baraza also claimed that the idea was presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta who instructed them to give the proposal to the then Youth Fund chairman Bruce Odhiambo. Uhuru Kenyatta, for a statement which lead (sic) to his goodwill and intention being wrong (sic) interpreted by the media.

March 25, 2017 09:22 UTC

Shaq soars again at Staples

By AFPMore by this AuthorLOS ANGELESNBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal was feted by an array of Los Angeles Lakers greats Friday as a massive statue of him delivering a thundering dunk was unveiled at Staples Centre. O'Neal joined West, Abdul-Jabbar and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, NHL icon Wayne Gretzky — who put the Los Angeles Kings on the map — boxer Oscar De La Hoya and broadcaster Chick Hearn in being immortaliSed at the downtown Los Angeles arena. O'Neal was the 1999-2000 NBA Most Valuable Player and those three title runs all saw him named MVP of the Finals. O'Neal, for his part, said Bryant pushed him to greatness. "I appreciate you very much,'' he added, predicting Bryant's would be the next likeness to grace the plaza.

March 25, 2017 09:11 UTC

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