By The EastAfrican More by this AuthorKenya electoral agency, IEBC, chairman Wafula Chebukati has declared the winner of the closely-fought presidential election after calm was restored at the national tallying centre, which had erupted into chaos minutes earlier. Read: Kenya polls agency split on presidential resultsMr Chebukati declared Kenya Kwanza's candidate William Ruto as president-elect and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua as the deputy president-elect, respectively. Dr Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes, representing 50.59 percent of valid votes cast, beating his rival Azimio la Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga who had 6,942,930 votes. Mr Chebukati also declared the August 9 election credible, free and fair. Polling day passed off largely peacefully, but memories of vote-rigging and deadly violence in 2007-08 and 2017 still haunt Kenyans.
August 15, 2022 21:42 UTC
Sign up for the Hot Topics newsletter for hot style and sex tipsIt's almost time for the most exciting competition of the year for fast food fans – the McDonald's Monopoly game. McDonald's Monopoly returns to all restaurants on Wednesday, September 7 – and it's going to be better than ever. When McDonald's Monopoly game is life, Maccies usually has a website featuring daily updates of how many prizes have been won. In 2016, 30-year-old Victoria Counsell from Bristol won £1,000 on McDonald's Monopoly. She told Express.co.uk: "I won McDonald's Monopoly on the 16th of April 2016.
August 15, 2022 20:38 UTC
During the Independence Day address on Monday, 15 August, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has a goal of becoming a developed nation within 25 years as long as the right policies to support domestic production in power, defence and digital technology are in place. Modi urged the youth to “aim big” and give their best years for the country’s goal, while addressing the nation from the Red Fort in New Delhi, which was built in the 17th century. At present the World Bank categorises India as a lower-middle income economy which is designated for countries that have a gross national income per capita of between $1,086 and $4,255, as per reports by Reuters. On the other hand, developed nations such as the United States have a per capita GNP of $13,205 or higher.
August 15, 2022 20:03 UTC
He says that unruly behavior on public and private transport will not be tolerated. The Chief Operations Officer says officers from the K9 Unit will be deployed to conduct regular random checks over the three days. Community policing officers will be deployed to schools and conduct visitations to visiting schools billeted in the greater Suva-Nausori corridor. The Accident Compensation Commission Fiji is also calling on parents, guardians and drivers to strictly monitor unruly behavior by students on buses as we near the Fiji Finals. Police add that if everyone plays their part, the 2022 Coca-Cola games will be an incident-free event enjoyed by all.
August 15, 2022 13:28 UTC
Following a 21-gun salute, reportedly executed using howitzers made domestically for the first time under Modi’s “Make In India” industrial strategy, the prime minister said Indians should shed “colonialism in our minds and habits”. “Self-reliant India is the responsibility of every citizen, every government, every unit of society,” he said. The “Jewel in the Crown” of the British Empire became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial occupation and exploitation. With Britain in dire financial straits at the end of World War II — in which about 90,000 Indian soldiers died — the country was hurriedly split in two: Muslim-majority Pakistan and a mostly Hindu India. It also unleashed a cataclysm of sectarian violence in which at least a million people were killed.
August 15, 2022 12:30 UTC
Traditional singers join leaders and guests in song and dance at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022. After long days and cold nights, the big day is finally here and all roads lead to the Bomas of Kenya. A choir entertains guests at Bomas of Kenya. Different groups entertain guests at Bomas of Kenya. In a few minutes the country will know who the fifth President will be but one message has dominated the day’s proceedings; peace, love and unity.
August 15, 2022 12:26 UTC
While confirming the blueberry export plans, Kakuzi PLC managing director Chris Flowers said a Driscoll’s market evaluation team conducted a fact-finding tour of the firm’s orchards in Makuyu, Murang’a county early this week. The Driscoll delegation was conducted on a guided tour of the 10-hectare blueberry orchards at Kakuzi. In the last financial year, Kakuzi disclosed that the firm’s Blueberry production had grown in the previous financial year. The current blueberry production has been fully sold in the local and export markets. “Kakuzi’s pilot commercial trials have done what they were meant to do, and we have learned a lot in preparation for our future expansion plans in this blueberry venture,” Flowers said.
August 15, 2022 12:07 UTC
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August 15, 2022 11:56 UTC
Roots Party presidential candidate, George Luchiri Wajackoyah, confronted a journalist as he made his way into the National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi. The agitated Roots Party presidential candidate accused the journalist of publishing misleading information about his family. Roots Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah and David Mwaure at Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 15, 2022. "Our presidential candidate, Prof George Wajackoyah, would like Kenyans to maintain peace and accord the IEBC the patience it deserves in tallying the votes. Our candidate will address the nation after the official announcement by IEBC," Roots Party Secretary General, Adam Kadernani, stated.
August 15, 2022 10:10 UTC
New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Coca-Cola Consolidated were worth $2,317,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. UMB Bank N A MO purchased a new stake in shares of Coca-Cola Consolidated during the fourth quarter worth $94,000. Get Coca-Cola Consolidated alerts:Coca-Cola Consolidated Stock PerformanceCOKE opened at $503.30 on Monday. Coca-Cola Consolidated Announces DividendCoca-Cola Consolidated ProfileThe firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 12th. Recommended StoriesReceive News & Ratings for Coca-Cola Consolidated Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Coca-Cola Consolidated and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.
August 15, 2022 09:15 UTC
“Our country is grateful to Gandhiji, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Ramprasad Bismil, Rani Laxmi Bai, Subash Chandra Bose, and all other freedom fighters who shook the foundations of the British Empire,” he said. pic.twitter.com/MMIfG9usiF— BJP (@BJP4India) August 15, 2022“During our freedom struggle, there was not one year where our freedom fighters did not face brutality and cruelty. Addressing the nation on Independence Day. India is mother of democracy: PM Modi in Independence Day speechDuring his Independence Day speech to the nation, PM Modi said that India is the “mother of democracy”. I was the first person born after the independence who got the opportunity to address people from the Red Fort,” Prime Minister Modi said.
August 15, 2022 08:08 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thairo Estrada hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 in a back-and-forth game Sunday. They went 2-8 on a road trip that covered nearly 6,000 miles from Baltimore to Arizona to San Francisco. It was 6-all in the Pirates ninth when they put runners at first and second with one out. San Francisco Giants' Thairo Estrada hits a two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (3-6, 4.15 ERA) starts Monday’s series opener at home against Arizona, facing former Giants star Madison Bumgarner (6-11, 4.13).
August 15, 2022 07:03 UTC
They have a single goal – to go through to the Champions League group stage.”The two clubs met in the group stage last season. They can also collect 2.8m euros for every group stage victory and 930,000 euros for a draw. Teams that miss out, drop to the Europa League group stage where they are guaranteed 3.63m euros. They played on opposite sides the last time the clubs met in the Champions League. It is not easy to enter the Champions League,” he said.
August 15, 2022 06:34 UTC
As of 6.40 am on Monday, IEBC had tallied presidential results from 241 constituencies of the total 291. Ruto and Raila are currently neck and neck as the tallying and verification of presidential results near the end. On the other hand, Kenya Kwanza attained 159; 135 are MPs, while the remaining 24 are woman representatives. In the Senate, Azimio has 23 members against 24 of Kenya Kwanza; 20 members are to be nominated. Taifa LeoThe Swahili newspaper also spared space for the happenings at the Bomas of Kenya as Kenyans anxiously await the final presidential results.
August 15, 2022 06:33 UTC
The Azimio flag bearer who is locked in a tight race with Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto attended a Sunday church service at St. Francis ACK Church in Karen. Odinga was accompanied by a host of Azimio leaders, including Cotu secr4etary general Francis Atwoli, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi and Lang'ata MP-elect Felix Odiwuor, popularly known as Jalang’o. The election process was peaceful, we hope that peace will prevail even after the election. Odinga was among the Azimio luminaries who were expected to grace yesterday’s inaugural meeting with newly elected Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leaders, but skipped the event. “If you look at everything, including all the other seats combined, there is no way, no way, the tally can be against us.
August 15, 2022 04:43 UTC