In a partly virtual proceedings, Bella Osalla Bonslavia told the court she had been advancing loans to Nigerian businessman Edwin Okoye who was her “friend” then. In another text message, she told Okoye “My little offer still stands” before transferring Sh5 million from her account at Equity Bank to his. He requested for Sh8 million,” Bonslavia said, confirming she sent him the cash. She told the court she started demanding the money and Okoye undertook to pay her back by end of May 2019. Bonslavia later reported Okoye to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations last year and Okoye was arrested and charged.
April 16, 2021 11:02 UTC
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks after fracturing a finger while on Indian Premier League duty, cricket chiefs announced on Friday. "England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after a repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that he has a fracture of his left index finger," an England and Wales Cricket Board statement read. "Stokes, who is currently in India with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, will fly home tomorrow. Stokes looks set to miss England's two Tests against New Zealand in June as well as limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka. The Royals said earlier in the week that Stokes would be ruled out of the remainder of the IPL season.
April 16, 2021 10:30 UTC
The Parliamentary Service Commission shall provide the secretariat services and facilities required by the selection panel in the performance of its functions. OATHThe chairperson and members of the selection panel shall, before assuming office, take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation of office prescribed in the Third Schedule. INTERVIEWSThe selection panel shall consider the applications, shortlist and interview the applicant in public. The selection panel shall stand dissolved upon the requisite appointments being made. The proposed amendments provide the procedure for the formation of a selection panel that will recruit and fill any future vacancies at the agency.
April 16, 2021 10:28 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared vacant the positions of four former IEBC commissioners. In a gazette notice dated April 14, 2021, Uhuru said the declaration was in accordance with section 7A(2) of the IEBC Act, 2011. "I declare vacancies in the positions of four members of the independent electoral and boundaries commission," the notice read in part. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Bill No. The new law also sets the criteria for the selection of IEBC Commissioners and outlines the qualifications of members of the selection panel.
April 16, 2021 10:18 UTC
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Senior Counsel Philip Murgor (inset) at the Supreme Court on Friday, April 16, 2021. Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Senior Counsel Philip Murgor, a lawyer who once served as public prosecutor, differed over his position that there was a vacuum in the office of the Chief Justice since the departure of former CJ David Maraga. I am not saying the acting Chief Justice is not doing her best. I am saying it is not the same as having a Chief Justice, because the Chief Justice is ultimately responsible; anyone in acting capacity is really acting on temporary time. There are not concerned or dealing with your performance as acting chief justice.
April 16, 2021 10:06 UTC
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has lauded Radio Africa's the Star for its contribution towards the treatment of a woman burdened by a tumour. The Star in its headline on Apri 2 had highlighted the sad story of Beatrice Makhoka, a Bungoma woman who has lived with a 3kg facial growth for 21 years. She battled a rapidly growing tumour that constricted her right nostrils and covered her right eye. The Star led a fundraising campaign via pay bill 922379 account name The Star which has so far raised Sh1m which will go towards Beatrice's treatment and post-treatment expenses. Via Twitter on Friday, Sonko expressed gratitude to the Star for being the first to highlight Beatrice's condition and steps taken to help her get treatment.
April 16, 2021 10:05 UTC
Toledo appeared to raise his hands right before Stillman fired one shot and then ran to the boy as he fell to the ground. The Chicago Police Department also released part of the same video on its website on Thursday. Ortiz said the Toledo family wanted "justice for Adam, whatever that may entail. Chicago officials and the Toledo family urged people to remain calm as the city prepared for civil unrest following the release of the video. Chicago police have been under intense scrutiny since 2014 when a white officer shot and killed a Black teenager.
April 16, 2021 09:56 UTC
The office of the Registrar of Political Parties has invited public views on applications by the parties, signaling a mad rush for political vehicles ahead of the 2022 polls. The parties sought provisional registration just two months after the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu gave the green light for the full registration of three other political parties. This had pushed the number of registered political parties in the country to 71. Others are New Dawn Party of Kenya, Daraja ya Kenya Party, National Economic Development Party, Adopt Development Assembly Party, The People’s National Republican Party, Kenya Union Party, Kenya Democracy for Change, Nationalist Patriotic Party and Vitendo na Sera Party. “To this end, the Registrar of Political Parties is in the process of provisionally registering these parties.
April 16, 2021 09:56 UTC
It’s been slightly over a decade since my first fasting experience, marking my commencement of the Ramadan practice. Fasting gives one an experience of what it feels like to go hungry for a day. It protects one from evil, as while fasting, a Muslim is exempted from doing any forbidden act by the Islamic law. If puberty is delayed, fasting becomes obligatory for males and females after a certain age, usually at 14. Observing the Ramadan fast is also forbidden for menstruating women.
April 16, 2021 09:45 UTC
CBK has approved the liquidation of Chase Bank citing a weakened financial position. In a statement on Friday, CBK governor Patrick Njoroge said Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation will execute the liquidation process. The former Chase Bank Kenya chairman Zafrullah Khan awarded himself a three-year consultancy contract for unspecified projects in the bank, 16 months before it collapsed on April 7, 2016. In 2018, the Central Bank of Kenya accepted a binding offer from the SBM holdings that will cover a portion of the assets and liabilities of Chase bank. The bank which boasts of assets in excess of $4 billion (Sh412 billion) entered Kenya by taking over Fidelity bank in May 2017.
April 16, 2021 09:22 UTC
Source: InstagramThe journalist recently disclosed to the world she joined media not as a reporter or news anchor but as a sales representative. Speaking in an online interview with Patience Nyange, the mother of five said she joined IQRA FM as the aforementioned in 2000. Jamila joined IQRA FM newsroom as a newsreader and reporter. After a short stint there, I joined the Nation Media Group, a place I called home for 16 years.'' While joining Nation Media Group's NTV, the ravishing TV guru had no prior training in journalism.
April 16, 2021 09:22 UTC
Kotobu Molu died of Covid-19 on Friday, April 16, 2021. [James Munyeki, Standard]Laikipia West Sub-County Police Commander, Kotobu Molu, has died. Laikipia West Deputy County Commissioner, Hezron Nyamberi, confirmed to The Standard news of Molu’s demise. The deputy county commissioner described the Late Molu as a “hard-working public servant, who played an important role in improving security in Laikipia West”. The deceased will be buried at his Marsabit home later Friday, April 16, Nyamberi said.
April 16, 2021 09:21 UTC
Azziad Nasenya’s popularity and fame seems to be growing fast by the day after she achieved getting one million followers on social media platform Tik Tok. Azziad shared on her Tik Tok account a video praising God and thanking her followers for their unwavering support. We hope that she continues to inspire us and her fan base,” said Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok Content Operations Manager for Africa. Since then, the 20-year-old content creator and actress has pushed her brand to grow immensely, racking up followers on all her pages on various social media platforms. The journalism student and influencer has since then received jobs from various businesses as part of their marketing strategies.
April 16, 2021 09:20 UTC
While marking her 50th birthday, Waiguru decided to share five life lessons that she has learnt as a mother, wife and politician. According to her, her number one lesson is that it is important to have an anchor that will hold you steadfast through life storms. “As I celebrate my 50th birthday today I thought I’d share 5 lessons I’ve learnt in life; 1. Life will throw you twists and turns and in those moments of turbulence the anchor holds!” tweeted Ms Waiguru. Let’s make them and future generations proud,” said Ms Waiguru.
April 16, 2021 09:10 UTC
Migori Governor Okoth Obado has mounted a massive membership recruitment drive for the People Democratic Party weeks after announcing he will ditch Raila Odinga-led ODM. Odege said since becoming governor in 2013 on the PDP ticket, Obado became an overnight millionaire together with his cronies at the detriment of residents who lack any proven development record to show. “We have been uncomfortable with him in the ODM party, even when he defected back. Obado had been having run-ins with Raila and ODM since trouncing the party candidate candidate and winning the gubernatorial seat in 2013 on PDP. In 2017, Obado opted to defend his seat on the ODM ticket after mending fences with the party leader.
April 16, 2021 09:01 UTC