Your core is working throughout the day, which means you can do exercises that may not seem ab specific to strengthen your core. Try incorporating these four exercises into your regular workout to work those abs! Twisting front lungeStart in a neutral stance, holding a weight a few inches in front of your chest. At the bottom of the exercise, twist your torso to the right, twist back facing forward, then return to standing. Engaging your core, bring the weight forward until overhead then return to start.
December 03, 2020 05:26 UTC
Police in Kajiado county have arrested two poachers who were in possession of animal body parts. Mr Meme said after interrogation, the two suspected poachers said the animal parts were reportedly being ferried to Tanzania to be sold for use in witchcraft. “We have managed to arrest two young men in possession of ivory, lion ribs, animal teeth and animal nails. Upon interrogation, they revealed the animal parts were being taken to Tanzania to be sold for witchcraft purpose,” Mr Meme said. In September, the multi-agency team arrested a boda boda operator who was found in possession of ivory products and elephant tusks with a street value of Sh10 million.
December 03, 2020 05:03 UTC
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko drives out of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Nairobi on September 3, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTENairobi Governor Mike Sonko drives out of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Nairobi on September 3, 2019. The governor’s private residence in Ukunda and Diani Beach Resort, Kwale County; Salama Bling Beach Resort and English Point Marina, both in Mombasa County, have played host to the MCAs as the governor ring-fences the ward representatives. The plot is reminiscent of former Kiambu County governor Ferdinand Waititu who also took MCAs to Naivasha to scuttle his ouster before eventually biting the dust. On Thursday last week, a total of 86 MCAs, 47 from ODM and 39 from Jubilee, appended their signature on the notice of impeachment motion.
December 03, 2020 04:18 UTC
I think he was making conditions for leading the 'No' camp and he is a coward who doesn’t want to say the truth—that he wants to lead the 'No' campaign. I don’t know why he didn’t go to the group that was collecting Kenyans’ views. But, Kenyans’ views were collected for two years, collated properly and we are now in the signature collection phase. This is a coward who does not want to say he wants to lead the 'No' camp. If he wants to lead the 'No' camp, let him say so instead of giving too many senseless conditions.
December 03, 2020 04:18 UTC
Acting Health director general Patrick Amoth has denied bidding for two companies linked to the Sh7.8 billion Kemsa PPE saga. Kaloleni MP Paul Katana sought answers on the director general’s relationship with a Dr Wanjiku of Wallabis and a David Munene linked to Roxxy. Amoth rebuffed the claims, albeit with the admission that he knew Dr Wanjiku, having worked with her for over 15 years. On his constant communications with Kemsa, Amoth said the conversations were just to understand what stocks Kemsa had and the projected future needs. I didn't push any specific interest,” the director general said.
Former Auditor General Edward Ouko says he fears for his life after his security detail was withdrawn immediately he left office last year. He said his eight-year tenure as the Auditor General was a thankless service to the nation. Described as daring, bold and fearless, Ouko assumed office as the Auditor General on August 27, 2011 and left after serving a full term in August 2019. He also proposed for a law change to make the Auditor General an ex-officio Member of Parliament, saying it is a common practice among commonwealth countries. He however noted that he is proud with his tenure more so for establishing the critical office from scratch.
The push by public universities to have fees paid by students tripled will in January be fronted to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Cabinet for consideration. It seeks to find a remedy for the dwindling financial health of public universities. Vice chancellors want fees increased from Sh16,000 to 48,000. The meeting sought to address the funding gap facing public universities. “Universities should be classified such as Universities of Science and Technology, Research Universities, Sports and Creative Arts Universities, and General Programme Universities,” Nabukwesi said.
Kenya Rugby Union will be one of the beneficiaries of the Rugby Africa grant of Sh36 million to kickstart activities in the 2021 season. "A very targeted approach has been taken to ensure funds are applied where they will have the greatest, immediate impact and highlights the attractiveness of Rugby Africa competitions," read the statement from Rugby Africa. Rugby Africa president Khaled Babbou said: “This is an exciting day for rugby on the continent. To establish this, a Union Development Questionnaire (using a scoring tool developed by World Rugby) was used in consultation with each union. Rugby Africa staff will work closely with the unions to draft a program to be presented to Senior Management and EXCO for approval before releasing the funds in early 2021.
Although the national basketball team lost to Senegal and Angola at the recent FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers, there is still hope that it will be among the teams gracing next year’s FIBA AfroBasket in Rwanda. Moran’s head coach Cliff Owuor describes Gundo as a dependable player with his best years ahead of him. Similarly, Morans’ assistant coach Collins Gaya praises the 6ft 8 inches forward for his teachable spirit and willingness to learn in order to better his performance. Former national basketball team coach, Ronnie Owino, who gave Gundo his first call-up immediately after Form Four in 2011, admires his determination and self-confidence. “He and Tyler Ongwae (national basketball teammate) came to the national team’s training camp at Railways Club uninvited.
Thirty-five young athletes assembled in Kitale on Wednesday for an anti-doping and character development virtual seminar organised by Athletics Kenya in collaboration with Athletics Integrity Unit. The one-day session, officially opened by AK president Jackson Tuwei, enlightened participants on the dangers of doping. We feel that it’s important that the young athletes can listen to the lessons being provided to them and help us get out of these doping problems,” Tuwei said. Tuwei added that Kenya’s reputation as a giant in athletics depends on the young athletes who will be expected to maintain it by working hard and winning fairly. "These athletes are very young and we thought it better to educate them on anti-doping at that age.
The ongoing global coronavirus crisis saw the number of international arrivals to Kenya between January to October drop by 72 per cent, the Ministry of Tourism has said. The 10- months data released yesterday by Tourism Research Institute shows the country received 470,971 international arrivals during the period compared to 1,718,550same period last year. A near-total collapse of international arrivals occurred between April to July due to the travel restrictions, and then a slight improvement took place after the resumption of international flights in August. The decline in holiday travel numbers is an indication that only essential travel is happening and the holiday market will take longer to recover. The top five international arrivals by country are Uganda (60.399), the USA (53,444), Tanzania (43,649), UK (42,341), and India (25,251).
With every general election, and every referendum, a great deal of fuss is made about the ‘youth vote’. Instead we see the same old patterns that have been self-evident since Independence: that Kenyans will vote by region, or tribe or clan, but rarely on account of age. Here and there we will have a young MCA who obviously relied on his agemates to vote him in. So why is the ‘youth vote’ such a major issue in Kenyan electoral events, when it invariably proves to be either elusive or non-existent? It is mostly young people who turn up in their thousands to attend the ‘mammoth rallies’ beloved of Kenyan presidential candidates.
With BBI we have seen just how serious our leaders can be when they put their mind to it. It makes us question if the BBI will be of more benefit to us or to them. When Covid-19 struck, we had a great challenge in accessing masks, protective gears for healthcare workers, soap and sanitiser. In this same period we have seen teenage pregnancies and drug abuse by teens rise. Even before we begin the fight against teenage pregnancies, we need to know what the main problem is.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s public dressing-down of DCI George Kinoti, one of his most loyal and dedicated lieutenants, was bewildering. Kinoti had earlier suggested investigating the 2007-08 post-election violence cases, a perfectly legal issue that can be looked into without necessarily opening a can of. The genesis of this saga was a number of landowners displaced from their legally acquired farms and premises had gone to seek Kinoti’s assistance. Is it really fair for a stranger to till one’s legally acquired land or occupy it, while the genuine landowner is languishing somewhere as a squatter? I would, therefore, urge Uhuru to defend his lieutenants and treat them honourably because they are his eyes.
A recent report by Jamii Asilia Centre showed the extent of the damage around Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and Lake 94, giving residents sleepless nights. The drainage basins fall under the geological Great Rift Valley basin. In his findings, he said Lake Baringo and Lake 94 already merged back in August, while the alkaline warm water Lake Bogoria keeps narrowing the gap between them towards mixing. Lake Baringo, a freshwater lake, increased drastically the area under floodwater from 145.1km2 in May 2010 to 238.4km2 in November 2020. Geologist and Egerton University lecturer Dr Clement Lenashuru says all Rift Valley lakes do not have feasible outlets.