By NATION TEAMMore by this AuthorIn the unforgiving sun and high temperatures of Nakukulas, Lokichar, Turkana County, Julius Loyolo seeks shade under a tree in the middle of a dry river bed. Francis Lolim, from Kaakali village, says it is on a first-come-first-served basis as they also share with villagers from Noweitapar. We need a permanent source of water as our bodies and livestock need water every time due to the harsh weather conditions. “Tullow Oil started ignoring us after discovering oil. In Dapar village, Turkana South, Lokaru Emase and Selina Lorot are waiting by the watering point to fetch water.
The poem on the wall is Robert Frost’s, "The Road Not Taken" from his 1916 Mountain Interval collection. But that’s not what The Social House is about. As you enter the building, you walk into a space called The Living Room, instead of a reception. I was joined for a tour of the rest of the House by Mourine Oloo of the marketing team. For more information, head to www.thesocialhouse.ke, or pass by The Living Room for a cup of coffee.
By CHRIS HARTMore by this AuthorAnyone who is ambitious dreams of becoming the boss. Technical knowledge is always admired, but getting to the top also needs some very specific people skills. To be able to interpret their body language and behaviour, especially when they conflict with what someone is saying out loud. AdvertisementLEARNABLE SKILLSIn fact, all the best jobs combine social skills and technical abilities. Think of how doctors, lawyers and management consultants need to empathise, persuade and motivate others.
By AFPMore by this AuthorLEICESTERGabriel Jesus struck late to give Manchester City a 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday, strengthening their hold on second place behind champions-in-waiting Liverpool despite more woe from the penalty spot. City looked like they might have to settle for a draw after squandering their fourth penalty in a row in the Premier League, with each being missed by a different player. AdvertisementThe City boss said his team were in good shape for their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie in Spain. A minute later, former Leicester favourite Riyad Mahrez went close, striking a left-footed shot from outside the box that was palmed away by Kasper Schmeichel. City, who could win their third consecutive League Cup next weekend when they face Aston Villa at Wembley, are appealing their Uefa ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Taxi drivers are different. This taxi driver turned out to be the talking type, and after some chitchat about the weather and how erratic it had become, the conversation drifted to this one time he unknowingly carried criminals. Both were in handcuffs minus the black bag, which one of the men surrounding the two got into the car with. The taxi driver would later learn from people that had witnessed the arrest that the bag had contained two pistols and bundles of money. Think about it, a taxi driver has interacted with just about every Kenyan of every age group, in just about every profession, including career criminals — the robbers, the con men and women, drug traffickers, fraudsters, muggers, you name it.
At halftime, the Heat honoured the 38-year-old Wade whose No. Thirteen time all-star Wade helped Miami to three NBA championships and is the organization's all-time leader in games, points, assists and steals. Playing without top scorer Jimmy Butler, the Heat shot 77 percent in the first half against the last-place Cavaliers. The Heat shot 57 percent from the field overall and connected on 19 of 40 three-pointers. Cedi Osman had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Collin Sexton added 17 points and Tristan Thompson scored 16 for the Cavaliers who own the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
And, unlike many love birds who celebrate Valentine’s Day, for Fiolina and I, everyday is Valentine’s. You must be aware that I am the only man this side of the Sahara who knows about Valentine’s Day. I was happy, for it gave me time to treat Fiolina on Valentine’s Day the way she deserved. Xo xo xo my daring hurby.” Love was in the air. It was Valentine’s Day and I was not going to let my wife walk, nor would I let another man pick her.
SANKALE CONTROVERSYIt is not the first time, however, that Justice Sankale has found himself in controversy. Four years earlier, in 2014, Justice Sankale was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence along Ngong Road. In this particular case however, police believe Ms Sarah Wairimu, who had a relationship with the judge, also reached out to him for advice relating to Mr Cohen’s murder. We have shown this to the Judge and that is also what we will present to the court,”” Mr Kinoti told the Nation. The suspect in the case as it turned out, is Ms Sarah Wairimu, a widow and a main suspect in the murder of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen.
Over 60 passengers escape unhurt as Climax bus catches fireTravellers in a Climax bus en route Nairobi escaped death narrowly after their vehicle burst into flames in Nakuru.The bus caught fire near Ngata bridge, Rongai sub-county, along the Eldoret- Nakuru Highway at 3am. It was coming from Kimilili, Bungoma County when the driver made a stopover near the Ngata Bridge. Passengers became concerned when the bus started emitting smoke from the engine. According to Rongai Police Commander Richard Rotich, the bus developed a mechanical problem. “The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated but the driver reported a mechanical problem before the fire broke out,” Koech said.
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SUMMARY According to a local newspaper, Cherogony said that Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’I, then Education CS was not on the priority list. She further stated that it was after she asked Matiang’I to queue that he started to complain, an action that made her lose her job. According to a local newspaper, Cherogony said that Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, then Education CS was not on the priority list. She further stated that it was after she asked Matiang’I to queue that he started to complain, an action that made her lose her job. According to justice Nzioki wa Makau, the mishandling of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, then Education CS, was sufficient reason for her to be dismissed.
February 23, 2020 06:56 UTC
Safaricom Co-op diversifies into energy, miningSafaricom Investment Co-operative boss Humphrey Kariuki. The co-operative, which is investing heavily in affordable housing space, says the 4,538 members will have the opportunity to gain more value from their investments. Njeru states that this move is in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s vision of affordable housing as part of the Big Four Agenda. Njeru also pointed out that unlike loan-giving co-operatives, investment co-operatives operate differently but have potential to offer members more investment products. He says investment co-operatives on the other hand exist to make the best returns from members’ money.
February 23, 2020 06:33 UTC
Nominated MCA Margaret Lorna Kariuki irked her colleagues with claims that some ward representatives were attending sittings while intoxicated. READ ALSO: Kenyan woman narrates how husband kicked her out, married their daughterNominated MCA Margaret Lorna Kariuki speaking outside the county assembly after heated debate. The MCAs remarks irked the other ward representatives. Temporary speaker Phillip Nzangi asked Kariuki whether she believed that some MCAs would be dishonourable enough to attend sittings while drunk. Evurore MCA Duncan Mbui warned that the accusation of MCA being drunk was recorded in the Hansard and was likely to paint all ward representatives in the House as irresponsible leaders.
February 23, 2020 06:16 UTC
Cases in Italy, Europe’s worst hit country, more than quadrupled to 79 on Saturday, with two deaths. The disease has spread to some 26 countries and territories outside China, killing more than a dozen people, according to a Reuters tally. It has been fatal in 2% of reported cases, with a risk of death higher for older patients, and relatively few cases among children, according to the WHO. More than 600 cases have been reported aboard the vessel, the biggest outbreak outside China, with infections among more than a dozen nationalities. In total, China has reported 76,936 cases, and 2,442 deaths.
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This is to avoid redundancy, which may be caused if satellites launched provide the same type of data. In establishing a space centre, Kenya became the third African member of the United Nation’s Office for Outer Space. Among other responsibilities, KSA is tasked with the co-ordination and regulation of space-related activities in the country, implementation of the Kenya space policy and advising the Government on the development of relevant legislation to facilitate the successful implementation of Kenya space programme. On May 11, 2018, Kenya launched her first nano-satellite into space. In any case, there needs more than just the satellite launch to realise Kenyan’s potential in space.
February 23, 2020 06:00 UTC
DP Ruto allies hard hit as BBI rallies tilt political groundSenate Leader of Majority Kipchumba Murkomen with legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto address the press on plans to hold parallel BBI rallies after a retreat at Lake Naivasha Resort. Ruto’s reaction to BBI has seen President Uhuru Kenyatta pick governors from Rift Valley who have either fallen out with his deputy or fully embraced campaigns to popularise the BBI report. SEE ALSO :DP Ruto calls for truce to end Jubilee warsGovernors Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Marakwet), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and Joseph ole Lenku (Kajiado) are in the forefront in pushing the BBI agenda. SEE ALSO :Governor Mutua says Ruto, Murkomen, Duale want to fix him, records statementNow the BBI politics is what rivals are using the outdo each other. Rift Valley is part of the country and therefore key to our political ambitions,” he says.
February 23, 2020 06:00 UTC