Confusion over register mars start of ODM primaries in Kilifi North wards

Confusion marked the start of ODM primaries at various wards in Kilifi North sub-county on Saturday. Members who turned out to take part in the polls complained that their names were missing in the party register. /ELIAS YAA"The elections board even failed to tell the police that there is a polling station here," Kalama said. "We have merged the polling stations to between four and five polling stations in every ward." "Every polling station will have a register from all the other polling stations so that every member can vote," Lewa said.

April 22, 2017 09:30 UTC

Klockar Maria Johansson: The face behind Re:wake Design

In 2010, Klockar Maria Johansson quit her job in Sweden to follow her dream of volunteering in Africa. In 2012, she founded re:wake design and is linking upcoming female designers in Kenya with the Swedish market and providing them with entrepreneurship training. I also noticed that many women were very talented in jewellery design and created unique pieces from recycled material. That's when the idea for my social business re:wake design was born. By giving female jewellery designers access to the international market and coaching them in their business, we aim to empower women through entrepreneurship that contributes to a sustainable community.

April 22, 2017 09:22 UTC

The trinity is there to help our weakness

The motivation of this blog post comes from Hill songs worship song The Creed. Hillsong is a band that I love soo much because of their purity of heart when worshiping God through their music. The beauty of us followers of Christ is that when you give your life to Christ, you get the benefit of three. The trinity God the father, Christ the son and the Holy Spirit.I know it’s true that when I kneel down to pray my prayer is heard 3 times by God the father, Christ the son and the Holy spirit. Brothers and sisters take courage as you worship God and don’t allow the devil to steal what God has promised you through his word.

April 22, 2017 09:22 UTC

Get your act together, Kenyans tell Jubilee over failed primaries

Kenyans have torn into Jubilee Party for the failed party nominations across the country on Friday. Leon Lidigu said President Uhuru Kenyatta's party had misplaced priorities by criticising the Opposition. "Jubilee party nominations show that all our political outfits are cut from the same cloth and led by the same people who speak different languages politically because of poor set ups in party structures," he stated. Following numerous complaints, President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto intervened, telling the board to call off nominations in all troubled areas. Read: Anxiety as primaries cancelled indefinitely in key Jubilee Party strongholds

April 22, 2017 09:00 UTC

Mohammed Ali alleges ODM, Joho plot to rig him out of Nyali MP race

Former KTN journalist Mohammed Ali has called for the cancellation of ODM primaries in Nyali constituency. Ali is competing with Joho's cousin, Said Abdhalla alias Saido, for the Nyali ODM ticket ahead of the August polls. Said Abdhalla, Ex-KTN presenter Mohammed Ali competitor, casts his ballot during the Nyali MP ODM primaries, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Voters wait to cast their ballot during the Nyali MP ODM primaries, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Read: ODM puts Taita Taveta primaries on hold after petition by aspirantDisagreement over registers marred Nyali MP ODM primaries, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

April 22, 2017 08:33 UTC

ODM halts primaries in 5 centres in Taita Taveta

By LUCY MKANYIKAMore by this AuthorODM has put off nominations slated for today in five polling centres in Taita Taveta County. Confusion gripped Governor John Mruttu’s camp following reports that the planned ODM primaries in the five centres had been cancelled. Mr Mwadeghu hails from the dominant Taita community while Mr Mruttu is from the Taveta. In 2013, Mr Mwadehu rallied behind Mr Mruttu’s election, as Mr Dan Mwazo from the Sagala community settled on senatorial seat. The five polling centres are Mahandakini, Jipe, Chala, St Joseph Kivukoni and Chala-Njukini primary schools.

April 22, 2017 08:03 UTC

Real Madrid star Toni Kroos set for Manchester United move

Real Madrid star Toni Kroos [PHOTO: COURTESY]Real Madrid star Toni Kroos would consider joining Manchester United this summer if the Spanish giants fail to win a trophy this season. According to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, the German playmaker could move to Manchester United if Real Madrid end up empty-handed this season. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is said to be ready to swoop for the Real Madrid star as his team is in search for the right midfield blend to get the best out of Paul Pogba. The former Bayern Munich star could be the man to allow Paul Pogba to flourish. The world record signing is yet to make the impact many thought he would this term after returning from Juventus.

April 22, 2017 08:03 UTC

Dafabet Kenya launches athletics betting exclusively to Kenyan customers

[PHOTO: COURTESY]Kenyan fans will have the opportunity to bet on athletics starting with the London Marathon following Dafabet’s announcement. The betting firm, a subsidiary of Asia’s leading gaming company Dafabet is keen to tap into athletics craze in Kenya. The Virgin Money London Marathon will be run this Sunday with a stellar cast of Kenyan athletes and their eternal rivals Ethiopia ready for battle of London. The new boys in Kenya’s growing betting industry are said to be ready to offer a localized product to its Kenyan customers given the interest in athletics. Briton Paula Radcliffe set the 2:17:42 World Record at the 2005 London Marathon, but Keitany believes it could go on Sunday.

April 22, 2017 07:52 UTC

Voting starts for ODM primaries in Coast

The skirmishes paralysed voting at Kwashee with three armed police officers failing to quell the fracas before more policemen arrived. In Jomvu, supporters of MP Badi Twalib and aspirant Dan Aloo demonstrated outside a polling station over delays in the start of the exercise. Angry voters attempt to storm inside the polling hall after delays in the ODM primaries at Ziwa la Ng'ombe Primary School. Security officers at Ziwa la Ng'ombe polling station in Nyali, Mombasa during the ODM primaries in the country on April 22, 2017. PHOTO | GITONGA MARETE | NATION MEDIA GROUPIn Kilifi, confusion and claims of missing names marked the beginning of the ODM primaries.

April 22, 2017 07:39 UTC

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers. Officials said this likely to be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed. As many as 10 Taliban fighters, dressed in Afghan army uniforms and driving military vehicles, talked their way onto the base. The NATO-led military coalition deploys advisers to the base where the attack occurred to train and assist the Afghan forces but coalition officials said no international troops were involved in the attack.

April 22, 2017 07:33 UTC

Tourist fences school after wild animal threat

| Updated Sat, April 22nd 2017 at 10:32 GMT +3A Girls Dormitory built by Angels in Africa Founder Janet Martin at Emurutoto Primary School near the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This, she later came to realise was to avoid risk of encountering wild animals, which were still wandering around early in the morning. “We have been able to put up a 200-capacity dormitories for boys and girls to a tune of Sh60 million. The institution has erected an electric fence to keep off wild animals from entering the school compound and disrupt learning activities. The pupils also have a balanced diet and are provided with school uniforms, shoes and books.

April 22, 2017 07:30 UTC

What Ayeya will be remembered for and why his burial was one of its own kind

Churchill Show comedian Ayeya who died in a grisly road accident along Lang'ata Road was laid to on Wednesday. Emmanuel "AKA" Makori and his grandmother MariaRosa Bosibori Nyambane were laid to rest at their home at Nyansiongo in Kisii. Most of his colleagues were forced to shed painful tears as the viewed his remains before he was finally buried. (If there people I would love to meet,it is the people whom you can rely on for proverbs an wise sayings.How did you leave a legacy by simply saying things?” Ayeya asked. It is alleged that Ayeya died in a road accident while he was asleep on his way home.His wife survived the grisly road accident.

April 22, 2017 07:30 UTC

Uhuru Kenyatta holds crisis meeting over nominations mess

President Uhuru Kenyatta was forced left with no other option but intervene following an embarrassing and chaotic Jubilee Party nominations that kicked off on Friday, April 21, in different counties. According to reports by the media, Secretary General Raphael Tuju and other officials were summoned to explain what had really happened. After meeting Uhuru however, the Secretary General cancelled nominations in 11 counties after the exercise was marred by confusion, delays and even melee in some. The process was first cancelled in Nandi, Kericho, Baringo, Bomet, Trans Nzoia ,Nakuru, Embu, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Narok and Kajiado. The whole exercise was cancelled yesterday evening with Tuju saying a fresh schedule will be released by the party later today (Saturday, April 22).

April 22, 2017 07:27 UTC

ODM protests police deployment on NASA areas

Secretary General Agnes Zani yesterday said police did not act as goons attacked ODM election officials in front of TV cameras. The ODM boss claimed police officers have not been deployed equitably in NASA and Jubilee strongholds. Stern warningALSO READ: Violence in Migori as claims of rigging primaries emergeShe claimed police were ignoring ODM areas so that more chaos would erupt so that Jubilee can portray ODM as disorganised. “As a party, we sound a stern warning to politicians in Migori hell bent to cause violence during the party nominations that we shall not condone their behaviour. They will be disqualified from running on the party ticket and barred from engaging in any party activities.”

April 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

Clara Masinde: How I turned a problem into a business

What happened nextI used my personal savings to purchase the franchise, and when I moved back home started the business. It was a soft landing and a nice way for me to cut my teeth in the world of business. Also, because we deal with weight loss, we have to come up with certain strategies to ensure clients achieve their goal. I cannot give my clients good health while I do not have it. I try to balance working in the business and on the business – I try to focus more on strategy than the day-to-day running of the business.

April 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

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