Kenya scooped both the boys and girls titles of the inaugural Copa Coca-Cola Under-16 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday at Afraha stadium, Nakuru. David Leon missed Haron Ruto’s corner kick in the 12th minute by a whisker as the ball went begging. Kenya captain Cedric Muchina missed a huge chance shooting over the bar while clear on goal in the 53rd minute. Emuria who conceded only one goal in five matches scooped the golden glove, while his team mate Jacob Onyango emerged top scorer. Earlier, Botswana beat Zambia 5-4 on post match penalties to win bronze medal after playing to 1-1 draw in regulation time.
December 15, 2018 18:45 UTC
Slain former deputy governor was in distressSlain former Kilifi deputy governor Kennedy Kamto. His report shows that he died from three bullets fired at close range to the left side of his chest. “He owed many people money and this was not the first attempt on his life,” a Kilifi-based detective said. Kamto was shot dead on Wednesday morning by unknown gunmen a few minutes after bursting into his house at around 3am in frantic panic. The dawn attack at the home of the 58-year-old in Nyali happened just a few metres from the Nyali Police Station.
December 15, 2018 18:33 UTC
Muhammad Ali Junior expected to inherit £4million (Sh516million) after the boxing legend’s death, aged 74, in 2016. He had expected to share his father’s £50million estate with the boxer’s fourth wife Lonnie, seven daughters and adopted son Assad. Boxing great Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016However, tensions have existed between Junior and his stepmother for decades. Junior claimed the Muhammad Ali Estate gives him only $1,000 a month– about £560 for rent and a further £240. “Last time I asked for more they actually cut it by a hundred bucks.”The Muhammad Ali estate was contacted for a comment.
December 15, 2018 18:00 UTC
Mr Mudavadi said he wants issues at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) addressed following the leadership wrangles that split it during and after the elections. During his tour, Mr Kenyatta launched a universal health coverage pilot programme in Kisumu and commissioned the Ahero interchange. Mr Mudavadi, who did not join his former National Super Alliance (Nasa) colleague and presidential flagbearer Raila in welcoming their 2019 General Election rival to Nyanza, said the new friendship needs to be actualised. That is okay but we need to see the concrete issues addressed,” said Mr Mudavadi, who was the brain behind the opposition’s coalition Nasa. Mr Mudavadi said other countries such as the United States have about 200 judges per one million people.
December 15, 2018 17:37 UTC
By VINCENT OPIYOMore by this AuthorThe Sh56 million prize money for making the Caf Champions League group stage is the motivation Kenyan champions Gor Mahia need as they host Lobi Stars of Nigeria in the first round first leg on Sunday afternoon at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. The aggregate winner proceeds to the group stages due next month with a surety of pocketing Sh56 million and a further Sh66 million for reaching the quarter-finals of the coveted competition whose winner takes home Sh256 million. Gor bagged Sh27 million for gracing the group stages of the Caf Confederation Cup in the last campaign won by Moroccan outfit Raja Casablanca. Gor captain Harun Shakava says the emphatic 4-0 win over Zoo Kericho in a league match in midweek was a morale booster heading into this crucial encounter. Lobi, founded in 1981, is coached by Nigerian Solomon Ogbeide and host their matches at the 15,000-seater Aper Aku stadium.
December 15, 2018 17:15 UTC
The KCB rugby team came off an empathic win over their rivals Homeboyz RFC on Saturday afternoon at the Lions Den, Ruaraka, beating them with a convincing margin of 34-15 at the end of the 80 minutes of play. KCB dominated the first half but Homeboyz brought their 'A' game in the second half and got on the scoreboard through scrumhalf Mohammed Omolo and Henry Ayah with the conversation. Darwin Mukidza and Peter Waitere sealed the game off with two great tries to make it 34-15 in favour of KCB. Earlier, Harlequins saw off Nondies 32-13 in a lopsided Kenya cup tie at the same venue. Read: Harlequins thrashes Nondies in Kenya Cup tieClick here for the latest political news
December 15, 2018 16:41 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorWASHINGTON,Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving by the end of the year, US President Donald Trump announced Saturday. KELLYKelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, has been credited with helping restore a degree of order to the often-chaotic Trump White House. Indeed, Kelly, 68, made it known he did not always love the job -- one of the most vital in any White House, quipping, "God punished me, I guess." "I don't have an attorney general," Trump told Hill.TV in an interview in September. Her aggressive criticism of Russia won plaudits, even as she stepped beyond the position held by the White House.
December 15, 2018 16:30 UTC
By GEORGE SAYAGIEMore by this AuthorTension is high in three clash-prone areas of Narok South after one person was killed in renewed clashes between two communities. The victim was caught up in the fresh flare-up of violence that also saw eight people seriously injured with arrows and more than 10 houses torched. "The violence was triggered after three men were attacked with arrows in a suspected retaliatory attack after a cattle theft incident. So far about eight people have been injured and hospitalised in Narok County Referral Hospital and other health facilities in Narok," said Mr Natembeya. In September, the volatile area witnessed week-long ethnic clashes that left at least four people dead, scores injured and over 50 houses torched.
December 15, 2018 16:07 UTC
By NATION REPORTERMore by this AuthorSmall and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from the East African Community member States have been encouraged to be innovative to remain competitive. This emerged during the 19th EAC Juakali/Nguvu Kazi Exhibition in Eldoret where over 1,500 SMEs from the six East African Community member States showcased their products. This, is a dismal performance compared to the South African Development Community where intra-regional trade stood at 46 per cent in 2017. ELABORATE TRAINING“We have in place an elaborate training and capacity building programme for the SMEs,” said Mr Munya. Dr Kirsten Focken, GIZ Cluster Coordinator in charge of East African Community integration programme.
December 15, 2018 15:33 UTC
Kenya completed an impressive double as they claimed the boys' and girls' titles at the inaugural Copa Coca Cola under-16 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament which concluded at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru on Saturday. Kenyan boys won a dramatic penalty shootout 3-2 against Nigeria after the sides settled for a barren draw in normal time. "This game should not have gone to penalties because we dominated from start to finish while Nigeria just sat back," Mayoyo said. Mercy Njeri's eighth minute goal was enough to give Kenya the girls' title. The victory saw the Kenyan girls complete a double against their guests, who they had beaten 2-0 on day one of the championships.
December 15, 2018 14:48 UTC
By TITUS MAEROMore by this AuthorKakamega Homeboyz walked away with the bragging rights in the 'Ingo Derby' after humiliating AFC Leopards 3-0 at Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday. The result leaves Ingwe without a win this season after settling for a 1-1 draw with Kariobangi Sharks in the season opener. Homeboyz dominated both halves and they could have won by a bigger margin had they utilized all their chances. Kakamega Homeboyz forward Luke Namanda (right) skips past Victor Majid of AFC Leopards during their SportPesa Premier League match at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega on December 15, 2018. Homeboyz won 3-0.
December 15, 2018 14:26 UTC
Tension remains high in Ololoipangi, Narok South subcounty, after three people were seriously injured following a fresh flare up of violence between two warring communities on Friday night. Narok county police commander Thomas Ngeiywa said violence started when one cow was stolen by cattle rustlers, which prompted the other community to attack. That made them arm themselves and violence erupted between the two communities,” Ngeiywa said. “We have deployed heavy security and increased patrols to ensure normalcy returns to the troubled area,” Ngeiywa said. But during Jamhuri Day celebrations in Narok Stadium on Wednesday, Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya announced that the curfew has been lifted after peace returned to the area.
December 15, 2018 14:03 UTC
Two orphans in Makueni county are appealing for help to pay secondary school fees. Their guardian speaking to the Star on phone said Museny'a and Ndunge are young bright girls with a promising future. Kisaulu is asking for well wishers to come to the aid of the young girls and donate whatever they can. The young girls will require among other financial requirements, money to cater for personal effects like blankets, bed sheets, suitcases and uniform. Read: Two candidates tie with 453 marks to top KCPEAlso read: Top student seeks help to join Nairobi School
December 15, 2018 14:03 UTC
Though banked on search for Africa’s stability and end to violence, Trump did admit his government was also checking the influence of the Chinese and Russians who Bolton described as predators. Even in relative peace, the UN says up to seven million South Sudanese need aid. Most of the warlords in South Sudan have faced sanctions, from the UN and the US, to have accounts frozen or barred from travelling. We are saying the solution in South Sudan has to be by the South Sudanese people.”'SIMILAR POLICIES'The policy is not entirely new. Though banked on search for Africa’s stability and end to violence, Trump did admit his government was also checking the influence of the Chinese and Russians who Bolton described as predators.
December 15, 2018 13:52 UTC
ODM leader Raila Odinga has slammed Deputy President William Ruto over his 'kati kati (in the middle)' remarks during President Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to Nyanza. "It's foolishness for one to say that he stands between me and President Kenyatta in the handshake. We want people to avoid politics out of the handshake," Raila said on Saturday. On Thursday in Kisumu, Ruto said: "President Kenyatta akiwa pande hii, Baba (Raila) akiwa pande hii, basi mjue mimi niko kati kati (If President Kenyatta is on this side and Raila on the other, you should know I'm in the middle)." Orengo and Kajwang' claimed handshake detractors are behind propaganda that some leaders from Nyanza were left out during the two-day tour by President Kenyatta in the region.
December 15, 2018 13:41 UTC