In the new normal, most processes have gone digital, even banking. According to a report by Ernst&Young on how Covid-19 has sped up the digitisation of banks, giving clients a positive experience in digital banking will be key in making the digital revolution last while still maintaining profitability. The report notes that with the acceleration of the shift to digital banking, customers may look unfavourably on banks whose systems feel slow, cumbersome, or overly complicated. In Kenya, most banks now have digital and mobile banking but some of the apps and websites are not user-friendly, making banking difficult. Musau said digital banking is very convenient but the experience is not pleasant, hampering efforts in ensuring seamless contact-free banking.
May 08, 2021 21:00 UTC
The standards have since dropped. Kenya Prisons coach David Lunga'ho links Kenya's struggles to lack of a clear development strategy. "Young players need thorough training and enough exposure to produce results which has been lacking. Players need to play international friendly matches but with the pandemic, even local friendlies are hard to organise." National men's team coach Moses Epoloto believes lack of volleyball centres of excellence is demotivating and the lack of effort from players out of school doesn't help.
May 08, 2021 21:00 UTC
The reign of one of Kenya’s greatest runners, Samuel Kamau Wanjiru, tragically ended in 2011. At that time, Samuel Kamau Wanjiru was in Class Five and he must have been taught by his teachers that a line has no thickness. Japan wanted only one pupil. Coach Kamau recalled the buildup to the Brussels Diamond League in 2005 with a dreamy, faraway look. I never saw him alive again,” says coach Kamau.
May 08, 2021 21:00 UTC
Several parts of the country are likely to experience heavy rainfall and thunderstorm this weekend, Kenya Meteorological Department has said. A forecast of the rainfall situation by the weatherman indicates that there will be heavy rainfall in the Nairobi region, Central Kenya and parts of the Eastern Region on Saturday and Sunday. The rains are also expected in several parts of Nyanza, Western, Central and South Rift Valley between Saturday night and Sunday. “Showers and thunderstorm expected over most places on Saturday night, while rains are expected on Sunday, May 9 morning hours followed by a thunderstorm in the afternoon," KMD said. Other areas expected to receive heavy rains and thunderstorm on Saturday and Sunday include Nairobi, the Central region and parts of the Eastern regionDirector of Meteorological Services Stella Aura, in the statement, called for measures to be put in place to avoid loss of life and property during the rains.
May 08, 2021 18:11 UTC
Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeA Ryanair passenger called an air stewardess a white "f***ing fat b****" in a torrent of abuse after necking four Jack Daniels and coke. Ms Zuravska said: "I remained professional and suggested that he sit down and have something to eat. He started verbally attacking me personally, saying 'who f***ed your mother fat stewardess white b****'. Mr Ferrara confirmed Riaz repeatedly called Ms Zurvaska a "white fat b****". PC Ireland said Riaz claimed: "I've done f*** all wrong that fat b**** has called you to make me look stupid."
May 08, 2021 17:38 UTC
Police in Gem, Siaya County on Friday, May 7, questioned a male nurse for allegedly defiling a Form Two student. The nurse based at a health dispensary in Gem sub-county was, however, released because of insufficient evidence. The nurse is reported to have committed the offence on May 2, but other sources indicated he was having an affair with the minor. Gem sub-county police boss Charles Chacha said they have launched investigations, and that police were trying to piece the evidence together to build a case against the nurse. "We arrested, questioned the nurse and released him.
May 08, 2021 16:41 UTC
Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 8, 2021. [REUTERS/Albert Gea]The La Liga title race was blown wide open after Barcelona and Atletico Madrid played out a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday. La Liga's still wide open, three games is a lot even if we know it's not in our hands anymore," Barca defender Gerard Pique said. I'd like to know if any other side in La Liga has won four in a row, it's only something we've done. However, ultimately neither side was able to find a way through and they handed the initiative back to Real in what has been a topsy-turvy season.
May 08, 2021 16:30 UTC
Heavy rains will continue to soak most of the country this weekend, the Meteorological department has said. She said the rains will intensify in Western, Nyanza, Central and South Rift Valley regions which will have rains from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna said in a Tweet, "Met says it’s going to rain heavy tonight. Heavy rains are currently being experienced across the country. And two days after he left his home for safe grounds, his house and part of his farm were destroyed by a landslide.
May 08, 2021 16:18 UTC
According to detectives, a gang of armed criminals carjacked the owner of the car as he drove to his residence at night from work. Take a surveyAccording to DCI detectives based in Kiambu who responded after receiving the alarm—the criminals drove towards Ndenderu. According to the police, the criminals have been targeting taxi drivers where they pose as customers, only to turn against the drivers at isolated places, then assault the drivers and vandalize their vehicles. According to DCI the gang operates mostly in Nairobi, Kiambu and Naivasha town. Recent arrestsPolice recently arrested four suspects in Nairobi and Naivasha over the murder of two taxi drivers in different incidents.
May 08, 2021 16:06 UTC
Robert Lewandowski on the radar of Chelsea. Photo: Ronald WittekSource: Getty ImagesWith the Blues hunting for a new centre-forward this summer, Lewandowski has now joined Erling Haaland on top of their target list. Chelsea are also looking at Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and even Brentford's Ivan Toney linked with moves to Stamford Bridge. But it now seems they are set to look at Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski instead, according to ESPN. Contact Tuko.co.ke instantlySource: Tuko.co.ke
May 08, 2021 15:35 UTC
Lamu Governor Yasin Twaha was on Friday faulted for failing to spend Sh13.6 million national government cash advanced to the county to fight Covid-19 pandemic. The County received the cash on June 4, 2020 but the same were still lying idle at the County coffers as at 31 July, 2020. The issue was raised by Auditor General Nancy Gathungu in her special audit on how counties spent the Covid-19 funds. The County received Sh52 million in total, monies that were to be used to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Others were Sh1 million supply and delivery of masks material by Mulinge Textile Graphics and delivery of PPEs items which the county spent Sh842,500.
May 08, 2021 15:33 UTC
Benjamin Ayimba [File, Standard]The family of former Kenya Sevens coach Benjamin Ayimba has given an update on his current health status as he continues to recover in hospital from cerebral malaria. Ayimba’s family and Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Chairman Oduor Gangla last month urged Kenyans to continue to contribute money to offset the medical bill of the ailing rugby legend. Ayimba’s family update as seen by The Standard Sports:1. Ayimba's family spokesperson Oscar Osir addressing the media on his health in the presence his family members at Rugby Union club, Ngong road on 10/04/2021. He basked in three World Cup Rugby Union appearances -2001, 2005 and 2009 - alongside four Commonwealth Games appearances in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010.
May 08, 2021 15:22 UTC
India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that India will see 1 million COVID deaths by August. Cases rose by 401,078 on Saturday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 21.9 million. Medical experts say the real numbers of COVID-19 cases and fatalities are likely to be far higher than official tallies. The state capital Bengaluru is a major tech hub, home to major offices of companies including Google, Amazon and Cisco.
May 08, 2021 15:21 UTC
Kisumu County firefighters arrived when the suspect's car had already been reduced to a shell. [Collins Oduor, Standard]Three unidentified men from Ahero in Nyando, Kisumu County on Saturday morning torched a businessman’s house and car over allegations that he was involved in the death of a female resident. Take a surveyShortly after news broke that the woman had died, three men, who were unfamiliar to the neighbours, went to the suspect’s home and torched his house and a saloon car. Three arsonists torched the businessman's car and house on Saturday morning. Kisumu County firefighters arrived when it was too late to salvage the car.
May 08, 2021 14:46 UTC
Many a time, he has been compelled to strike a delicate balance between his political ambitions and the region’s economic scene. But yet, political pundits believe Raila’s contribution to Nyanza’s economic development is grossly underappreciated. Before he became the region’s kingpin, his father Jaramogi and the late Tom Mboya were the faces behind Nyanza’s economic development. A senior cleric told The Standard that Raila’s party has always settled on unpopular leaders who are not inclined towards development to lead the people. “Some leaders supported by Raila’s party are only interested in allegiance to the party and not championing for development,” he said.
May 08, 2021 14:00 UTC