Lawyer Phillip Murgor has said his arrest in 1982 in relation to the famous coup played a major role in his legal career. Murgor who appeared before the Judicial Service commission on Friday said there is a lot of misconceptions about him. Murgor said he met his wife at the State Law office where they were working before they left to go and set up their private office. He resigned and went to private practice in 1992 where he went to start a law firm from scratch with the wife. Murgor also says his law firm has handled many briefs of prominent people including a representing a president of a republic.
April 16, 2021 06:45 UTC
Police and KDF officers during a search mission at Kagir River, Baringo North on May 2, 2020. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]Tensions remain high in Baringo South following the killing of a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer by bandits in Mukutani on Thursday, April 15. Armed bandits are said to have raided a military camp in Mukutani, Marigat Sub-county at around 8pm. Confirming the night raid, area chief Mr Benjamin Lecher said the camp is home to a contingent of security officers including the General Service Unit (GSU), Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), and KDF officers. The camp here has been with you for long and if we join hands no enemy will penetrate.
April 16, 2021 06:35 UTC
Renowned video producer Jibril Blessing better known as J Blessing on Thursday celebrated his 33rd birthday. In a post on Instagram, J Blessing thanked God for another year and remembered his mother’s 25th death anniversary. “Mmemaliza Kelele huko Kwa streets, okay let’s wish Baba @jibrilblessing a happy birthday and lots of good wishes on his birthday and also his late mom’s 25th anniversary. During an interview with Parents Magazine, she said J Blessing was, however, not committed to their relationship by the time she discovered she was pregnant with his baby. On the other hand, Avril celebrated her rumoured baby daddy as ‘her voice of reason’.
April 16, 2021 06:33 UTC
Buckingham Palace shared that Prince William and Harry will not walk side by side in the procession for Prince Philip. Live coverage for the funeral service of Prince Philip will broadcast on BBC World News (DStv 400) from 13:30 on Saturday, as well as CNN (DStv 401) from 14:00. Despite previous reports, Princes William and Harry will not walk side by side in the procession at this weekend's funeral of Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, Buckingham Palace revealed Thursday. Prince Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied them, alongside their father Prince Charles and uncle Charles Spencer. Live coverage for the funeral service of Prince Philip will broadcast on BBC World News (DStv 400) from 13:30 on Saturday, as well as CNN (DStv 401) from 14:00.
April 16, 2021 06:11 UTC
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday claimed he has met Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya five times to discuss 2022 politics. He said the talks with the ODM deputy party leader have nothing to do with Oparanya’s boss Raila Odinga joining the Hustler movement. Ruto denied he was in talks with the ODM leader as has been touted in media reports and political conversations lately. I have met with him probably five times, and of course more times when he was Council of Governors chairman. When contacted for comment, Oparanya said he met with the DP as chairman of the Council of Governors.
April 16, 2021 05:46 UTC
An Eastern Cape man has been killed by police, allegedly in self-defence. He allegedly threw stones at police while advancing on them with a knife, which resulted in the shooting. Police officers have allegedly shot dead an Eastern Cape man after they responded to a murder in Lusikisiki. The man had allegedly killed his wife, using a knife, and then fled. READ | Post-mortem conducted on man 'shot dead by metro officers' as IPID investigations continueThe man allegedly threw stones at the two officers while advancing on them with a knife.
April 16, 2021 05:37 UTC
Cameron Smith blitzed Harbour Town Golf Links for a nine-under par 62 on Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead in the RBC Heritage over former British Open champion Stewart Cink. "Everything just came together," Smith, chasing a third US PGA Tour title, said. Smith's five front-nine birdies included three in a row at four, five and six. He said after the pressure of Masters week last week, chipping on the Harbour Town layout in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, was "almost like a breeze. Wallace had six birdies in his six-under effort while Morikawa, gearing up for the defence of his PGA Championship title next month, had seven birdies and a bogey.
April 16, 2021 04:52 UTC
Employment and Labour Relations Court judge David Marete Njagi says he is the man Kenya is looking for to be the next Chief Justice. Marete says he will be the first Chief Justice with the INFJ personality type from the Myers-Briggs Test. Justice Marete said he needs company every time due to his medical issues. Justice Marete said he is a student of literature and issues of perception would not arise on his use of language. Judge Marete said due to his ability to deliver at Sheria House, he was known as a celebrity.
"She was the best candidate, but towards the end competition was very high. Masaku said he did not even expect any of the 159 candidates to be among the top 10 performers nationwide, let alone produce the star candidate. Faith joined Kari Mwailu Primary School in Standard 3 and with academic discipline and focus spent her years at the instituion finally becoming the head girl. "Her teacher predicted she'd be top in Kenya, but with coronavirus, we didn't know if this would happen," he said. Nanzala Wesonga from Chogoria Girls Primary School was the second-best candidate with 432 marks.
A lockdown, eight-month school closure and a half-hearted attempt at online learning did not stop the 2020 KCPE exam candidates from posting good grades. “We are determined to work with the relevant agencies to ensure that no candidate misses a place in secondary school," Magoha said. “Many doomsayers predicted that candidates of the 2020 KCPE exam will perform dismally. The National Education Management Information System shows there are 2.9 million students in secondary school currently. Macharia said that at least 15 primary school teachers have died since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March last year.
Private schools at the Coast performed better than public primary schools in the just-released 2020 KCPE exam results. Charo, 15, says he wants to study law and become Kenya’s Chief Justice. Busy Bee registered 31 candidates for the exam and six of them scored 400 marks and above, according to their headteacher. Little known St Irene’s Nursery and Primary School in Mikindani had a student in the top after Dora Mutanu scored 418 marks. Eight candidates scored 400 marks and above.
Imagine you are a nightguard in charge of a hospital’s Covid-19 isolation wing. Well, that was the situation which Josephat Aruya* (not his real name) found himself in, about a month ago. Then, he was with one of his colleague guards, when the mayday call came, and the two guards had an eyes-only meeting. What he experienced would shake up his behaviour afterwards with regards to observing Covid-19 health protocols. I saw a patient writhing in anguish and pain, totally deprived of energy to even murmur a word.
Sofapaka captain Michael Kibwage has revealed his lingering title ambitions as a major factor that made it easier for him to join ‘Batoto Ba Mungu’ from KCB. Kibwage revealed Sofapaka’s long standing ambition to hunt for the league title convinced him to make the switch in spite of the bankers’ unyielding stance in keeping their skipper. Kibwage boasts of an excellent national team outing having amassed 10 caps to his name. “My journey to the national team has been a steady one. The national team is a different level and one has to remain at their best all times.
Youthful KCB defender Brian Wepo believes time is on his side to follow in the footsteps of teammates Nahashon Alemba and goalkeeper Joseph Okoth as he seeks to become a Harambee Stars regular. Defender Alemba featured in the 2-1 away win against the Sparrow Hawks, earning his first international cap while Okoth was an unused sub. "God's time is the best so I always work hard to be ready and I believe my time will come," remarked Wepo. Though the FKF Premier League season was suspended following a government directive, Wepo revealed he is not resting on the laurels despite the football season being in limbo. With a game in hand, the bankers have 30 points from 15 matches—six less than league leaders Tusker.
Kabras RFC captain Dan Sikuta hopes the ongoing vaccination drive in the sports circles will lead to resumption of activities across the country. Sikuta urged sportspersons countrywide not to rest on their laurels but to keep working on their fitness. “As a team, we were scheduled to receive our vaccines from Malava Sub-County hospital this week but we were made to wait for the restocking of the vaccines. It will also rescue careers of many talented youths," Sikuta said. This will only be achieved through hard work and discipline among the playing unit.”