Indeed, the business potential of waterway transportation of fuel is what KPC had in mind when they invested Sh1.9 billion in putting up the Kisumu Oil Jetty in 2018. The facility is expected to deliver petroleum products to neighbouring Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern DRC and parts of Tanzania. This is what the Kisumu jetty is promising to deliver. This meant that the Kisumu Oil Jetty continues to remain unutilised. Kisumu Oil Jetty’s viability is not in question because soon, it will place the Western Kenya region on a path of socioeconomic transformation that will ensure the region enjoys high quality of life creating dozens of jobs for many young people.
October 26, 2020 02:00 UTC
Chinhoi shared the lead with Wakhu after both fired scintillating rounds of 3 under par 69. I begun with a par hole and picked a birdie on Hole 2. It was a bad day at the office for leading pros Rizwan Charania and Dismas Indiza who had to contend with slow starts. Indiza, who triumphed at Vet Lab last week, played 2 over par 74 to settle for T14. Naomi Wafula played 2 o we par 74 to tie with Indiza, Jacob Okello, Andrew Chelogoi of Eldoret and Matthew Omondo of Bet Lab.
October 26, 2020 02:00 UTC
Kenya Sevens quartet at the World 10-a-side tournament will have to self isolate after one of their teammates in the SFX franchaise returned a positive test for Covid-19. Collins Injera, Oscar Dennis, skipper Andrew Amonde and Willy Ambaka is part of the SX10 team — a new franchise comprising members of the South African and Kenya 7s national sides. A statement from World Tens Series said: "Round One will continue with six teams and following a period of isolation, we hope to welcome their team back for the second round slated for next weekend." However, with the strict protocols in place by both the government of Bermuda and the World Tens Series, all members of the SX10 squad have been self-isolating." “It's been a difficult year without playing the Sevens series since March.
October 26, 2020 01:52 UTC
Locust invasion across the Horn of Africa exacerbates possibility of wild fires – complicating climate change effects further. Statistics reveal agricultural losses attributable to climate change – directly and indirectly are quickly bulging, complicating the country food security situation. As the climate change challenge keeps spanning, the poor who have low coping capacities are affected the most. As much as it is debatable on what causes climate change, science suggests humanity is to blame. It should be explained in ways that all can understand that climate change is common challenge and that solutions cannot be reached in isolation or through tussles.
October 26, 2020 01:52 UTC
Kenyans living abroad sent home Sh28.1 billion in September, marking a third monthly drop after a high recorded in June. Diaspora remittances in June, which stood at Sh31.1, billion ($288.5 million) were the second-highest booked flows in a single month on record, defying the coronavirus wave. Data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows remittance inflows in September stood at $260.7 million compared (Sh28.15 billion) compared to Sh29.7 billion sent in August and Sh29.9 billion in July. The cumulative inflows in the 12 months to September totaled $2.97 billion (Sh321.8 billion) compared to $2.77 billion (Sh299.1 billion) in the 12 months to September 2019. Last year, Kenyans abroad sent Sh280 billion which was a 3.7 percent rise compared to Sh269.7 billion dispatched in 2018.
It may be contended that such capital necessities dictate that digital lenders function discreetly in managing commercial and financial risks. A key feature of digital credit is generating credit scores from digitized financial transactions. Digital lenders become very useful in such occurrences of shocks since loans can be made remotely and instantaneously, with no need for human mediation. In the past several years, digital lending has swiftly flourished in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. Digital lenders are backing regulations that follow innovation to ensure that we come up with progressive regulations that address issues as they emerge.
Realtors have been forced to come up with offer packages to attract customers pinned down by the Covid-19 economic shock. Fanaka, a real estate investment firm has, for instance, issued a 10 per cent discount on its projects in addition to flexible payment plans. The firm's CEO Moses Mureithi says with most companies in the properties sector reeling from adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic, competition for buyers has shifted to incentives. “We provide soap, water and sanitizers to both the staff and customers, just to ensure that everyone washes their hands before walking into the office,” Mureithi says. He says, in addition to disinfecting the office twice a day, the office furniture arrangement guarantees the 1.5m-distance as the company went the extra mile to rent out extra space.
Even as referendum bells crescendo to deafening decibels, alignments to oppose the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report and its proposed referendum is shaping up. "BBI report clearly speaks to and for Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga's private agreement. “Overall, the proposals made in the BBI report would significantly weaken our Constitution and undermine our democracy, if implemented. “Why is the BBI report so badly drafted unlike the usually well-drafted GoK reports? Is the BBI task force incompetent or has someone been tasked to hand Raila a skunk,” asked Ndii.
October 25, 2020 21:00 UTC
They were made to work for it — but Liverpool’s staggering unbeaten run at Anfield rolls on following their comeback victory against Sheffield United on Saturday. You have to work hard. You earn the easier games when it goes your way on nights like this,” said Liverpool manager Klopp. “You always have to work hard against Sheffield United. Liverpool have already conceded 14 goals in their first six Premier League games this season — a mark it took them 15 games to reach in 2019-20.
They won two out of 12 games and finished the season by drawing with Huddersfield and losing at home to Cardiff, both of whom were relegated. For, while his side have started a very tricky run of fixtures fairly well, their Premier League campaign is delicately poised. Three without a win at the start of the season is their worst run since 1972. It tended to be one of their toughest fixtures of the season even before Carlo Ancelotti took over and transformed Everton into a side capable of reaching the Premier League summit. Liverpool are the only other top flight side to prevent Chelsea from scoring this season and their other four Premier League opponents all conceded at least three.
A year and three months after their break-up, emotional baggage is still being unloaded by YouTuber Maureen Waititu and her fitness trainer baby daddy Frank Kiarie (Frankie Just Gym It). The former favourite Internet couple have been calling each other out on social media on co-parenting lapses, with Maureen claiming she has had "enough". First Maureen was accused of denying Frankie access to his kids during son Lexxie's fifth birthday last week. Maureen hit back in a live session on YouTube on Saturday, where she said it is all a lie and Frankie wants to look good to his fans. She said Frankie does not even know where his children live and has not bothered to find out.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson said the Premier League club’s improved squad depth and discipline were key factors in their strong start to the campaign. Looking at the bench, there were some good players that had been kept out by the fact we had a good start. The guys who got in... have managed to keep their places,” Hodgson told the club’s website. I’d like to be ahead of them at the end of the season but that’s another matter,” Hodgson added. Palace next take on ninth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league on Friday.
Comedian Churchill on Saturday gave a stern warning to comedians and all public figures to stop calling social media users family. Speaking during the late comedian Othuol Othuol's burial on Saturday, Churchill told comedians to stop frustrating their families. Churchill said comedians should rather use the online platform as a channel to create and share their content. "My word to comedians and all creatives is to stop calling your fans family," he said. The moment you stop being funny, the social media fans stop following you and being your family."
Admirers of Phillip Nzamba Kitonga mostly talk about his humility. Asked to sum up what made Kitonga (pictured) stand out, his colleagues and friends struggle to put a word to it. Mr Mkangi tells of an incident in Mombasa where they had gone for deliberations during the drafting of the constitution. Fred Chisuma recalled walking into Kitonga’s law firm when he had a civil suit and getting fascinated at the attention he got. Opposition leader Raila Odinga praised Kitonga for consistently interpreting the Constitution to make sure it grew with the people.
October 25, 2020 21:00 UTC
There is an acute shortage of anti-snake venom in Embu, a section of leaders say. Newly-elected Kenya African National Union (Kanu) officials led by Ben Muriria said yesterday in Embu Town that Ishiara area is the hardest hit. He said victims of snakebites, which are often fatal if not treated quickly, have been finding it hard to get treatment at the public hospitals and dispensaries. Muriria said it’s disappointing for public hospitals to lack such drugs and asked the county government to always ensure drugs are available. Public hospitals should be stocked with enough drugs to benefit the common man,” said Muriria.
October 25, 2020 20:01 UTC