Speaking when receiving the team at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday night, Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia conceded that while the athletes always did the country proud, they have never really been adequately rewarded. But as Team Kenya landed, several other teams were still stranded in Nigeria after missing their connecting flights following delays in getting out of Asaba, which is just under 500 kilometres from Lagos. The Ugandan team was among those stranded on Monday after missing their connecting flight in Lagos. The way you do us proud, we shall do you proud," said Kaberia who was accompanied by Sports Cabinet Administrative Secretary Hassan Noor Hassan. Algeria will host the next African Championships in 2020.
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REPARATIONSAdvocates for Kenyan citizens affected by the August 7, 1998, attack have argued that the State Department should make reparations because it had failed to protect the Nairobi embassy from the terrorist attack. Ambassador Bushnell has repeatedly stated that she had urged the State Department on numerous occasions to bolster security at the embassy. At Tuesday's ceremony Ms Bushnell paid tribute to a woman she referred to as "Kenyan Rose" whom she said had taught her "real resilience." Rose Wanjiku had survived for four days under the rubble of the neighbouring Ufundi House destroyed in the embassy bombing on August 7, 1998. But Ms Bushnell recounted how Ms Wanjiku died, 15 minutes before her body was recovered on August 12, 1998.
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| Published Wed, August 8th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 8th 2018 at 11:06 GMT +3The accident involved a Nissan Matatu and a trailer along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. Three people including a middle aged woman died on the spot following a grisly road accident involving a Nissan Matatu and a trailer along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The road accident along Nairobi-Nakuru highway claimed three livesAccording to a witness, Reverend John Wachira, a pedestrian who was knocked down was the main cause of the accident. Another witness Wilson Wambugu said that the pedestrian was walking towards Naivasha town on the road when the accident occurred. “The accident occurred too fast,” he said.
August 07, 2018 17:03 UTC
By MACHARIA MWANGIMore by this AuthorThree people, including a pedestrian, have died after a matatu and truck collided near Kari in Naivasha along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. A survivor, James Thuku, said the driver of the truck lost control after hitting a pedestrian who crossing the busy road. “In a flash, I saw the truck driver swerve to our side before I heard a deafening sound,” said Mr Thuku. He escaped with minor injuries but was still dazed at the scene of the collision, approximately three kilometres from Naivasha town. Another witness, Rev John Wachira, said he stopped at the scene due to heavy traffic.
August 07, 2018 17:03 UTC
By RICHARD MUNGUTIMore by this AuthorA woman is seeking a Sh34 million compensation from Ecobank for the sale of a property used to secure a loan which financed an irrigation project in Turkana County in 2015. The Commercial Division of the High Court has been told the property was sold at a throw away price without proper valuation. PRIVATE AUCTION“The auction was conducted in a private event in flagrant violation of banking rules,” Mr Koceyo states. “The plaintiffs received all payments by way of certificate and invoice discounted to the defendant (Ecobank),” Mr Koceyo argues. Before giving the loan, Ecobank instructed Acumen Valuers to visit the property and value it on April 21, 2015 at Sh30 million and a forced value at Sh22.5 million.
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KVF responds to pregnancy claims involving volleyball players77 Tuesday, August 7th 2018 at 22:20 GMT +3 | Tuesday, August 7th 2018 at 22:20 GMT +3 | Volleyball and Handball By Odero Charles:Kenya's volleyball queen- If you thought women's national volleyball team are pregnant, think again! One day after rumors started that majority of Malkia Strikers are pregnant, Kenya Volleyball Federation has set the record straight over the whole drama. The rumors started after a screen shot captioned “National volleyball team Malkia Strikers to miss World Championship as half of the team fall pregnant” hit the internet and stirred tons of gossip. In a Facebook post, Kenya Volleyball Federation dismissed the rumors saying that Kenya will send the women's national volleyball team to the next month’s World Championship in Japan. KVF also revealed names of players who will not participate in the World Championship further quelling the pregnancy rumors why they were left out of the squad.
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| Published Tue, August 7th 2018 at 19:13, Updated August 7th 2018 at 19:23 GMT +3Workers walk past storage tanks at Tullow Oil's Ngamia 8 drilling site in Lokichar, Turkana County, Kenya, February 8, 2018. [Photo:REUTERS]British oil company Tullow Oil will forthwith resume its oil and gas development activities in Turkana County, the Government has said. Stay informed while on the go by subscribing to the Standard Group SMS service. Thus, the statement from Cabinet Secretary John Mosonik’ office indicates that there is a plan to foster coexistence between the locals and the company. ALSO READ: Tullow sells stake in lucrative Rift Valley oil block
August 07, 2018 16:18 UTC
"The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. Within hours of the sanctions taking effect, German carmaker Daimler said it was halting its business activities in Iran. "They want to launch psychological warfare against the Iranian nation," Rouhani told state television. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters the global reaction to Trump's move showed that the US was diplomatically "isolated".
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By AFPMore by this AuthorABIDJANIvory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is serving a 20-year jail term, will be freed on Wednesday after President Alassan Ouattara granted her an amnesty, her lawyer said on Tuesday. The wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo has spent seven years behind bars for her role in a wave of political violence that claimed several thousand lives in 2010-11. On the eve of independence day, Ouattara had on Monday announced an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, 69, and around 800 others in the name of national reconciliation. Simone Gbagbo, who was first detained without trial after her arrest in 2011, was convicted for "endangering state security" and sentenced in 2015. GBAGBO AT ICCLaurent Gbagbo has been in detention at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for seven years.
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By AFPMore by this AuthorHARARETwenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party were released on bail Tuesday over alleged violence at last week's post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown. At least five of the accused are polling agents who had been visiting MDC headquarters to hand in polling returns and collect travel expenses, according to the defence. "We have advised them to lay low and not to engage in any activities that might result in other charges. BLOODSHEDWednesday's bloodshed sparked an international outcry and raised grim memories of post-election repression under Mugabe before he was ousted last year. Mnangagwa has accused the MDC — the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) — of fomenting the unrest, but also said he would set up an independent commission to investigate the killings.
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Traders will pay more for business licences if a new Bill sails through. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]Traders in the county will pay steeper taxes if proposals contained in the County Finance Bill 2018 are adopted. This means, for instance, that a wines and spirits shop that also provides mobile money services will have to acquire licences for the two businesses. Wines and spirits outlets will be charged Sh60,000 while, depending on the size of the mobile money shop, traders will pay between Sh9,000 and Sh18,000 per year. Michael Ndegwa, a member of Kenya Aids NGOs Consortium (Kanco), questioned the team about the proposals on health services.
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Mr Yassin Aila, the EACC communication officer said they had launched formal investigations into the controversial tender award. The officer added that once they complete their objective investigations, the arrests of procurement officers and other senior county officials connected to the awarding of the tender will follow. The EACC team arrived in the county following Belgut Member of Parliament (MP) Nelson Koech’s letter to the commission asking it to launch investigations into the tender award. “I believe that the project being undertaken by the county government of Kericho is conduit for loss of taxpayers’ money. The Belgut legislator in whose constituency the airstrip is located claimed that the company which won the tender was responsible for shoddy road and other works across the county.
August 07, 2018 14:48 UTC
By AGEWA MAGUTMore by this AuthorDemolitions to clear up structures built on riparian land in Nairobi continued on Tuesday. Residential houses built on Ring Road Kileleshwa next to the Shell petrol station that was demolished on Monday were targeted on day two of the exercised conducted by a multi-agency team. Officials from the National Environment Management Authority, the National Youth Service and the Nairobi County oversaw the exercise. The owners of the homes that were affected on Monday who had replaced their perimeter walls were shocked when the temporary iron sheets they had put up were also pulled down. Related Content Nema demolishes Java House outlet in Kileleshwa - VIDEO"If they had come and told us nicely that we needed to clear land up to a certain level, we would have cooperated," Ms Rosemary said.
August 07, 2018 14:48 UTC
By ABDULRAHMAN SHERIFFMore by this AuthorChampions Gor Mahia's 22 match unbeaten run in the 2018 SportPesa Premier League was brought to a halt on Tuesday after a 2-1 loss away to 10-man Bandari at the Mbaraki Sports Club. Gor remain perched at the top with 56 points from 22 matches but have three games in hand against second-placed Bandari who are now on 45 points. Bandari head coach Bernard Mwalala was a very happy man saying the win will automatically give the players the confidence to keep winning. Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr blamed the defeat on poor defending. “We didn’t really trouble their goalkeeper, we had few chances in the first half and we tried to change in the second half to get back into the game which we did.
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| Published Tue, August 7th 2018 at 16:27, Updated August 7th 2018 at 19:13 GMT +3Minutes after the blast: Cars on top of each other like a badly-done sandwich. Smoke and dust billowed from what, minutes earlier, had been the American embassy in Nairobi and the adjacent Ufundi Cooperative House. Blood all over, you had to jump over bodies. In streets far away from the blast, cars rammed into each other Mad Max style as panicky drivers tried to get out the town. An Israeli soldier helps a Kenyan counterpart injured during the search and rescue work at blast site.
August 07, 2018 13:39 UTC