By JUMA NAMLOLAMore by this AuthorMajority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale has threatened to petition the Judicial Service Commission to take disciplinary action against Chief Kadhi over his stand on matters of Idd ul Adha celebrations. He said the Constitution of Kenya stipulates the mandate of the Chief Kadhi, and that declaring public holiday was not within its jurisdiction. The second day of the pilgrimage is known as the “Day of Arafat” and it comes before "Idd ul Adha". The second Eid celebrations in Islamic calendar thus Monday is "Yammul Arafat" and Tuesday is Idd ul Adha. Idd Ul Adha also known as Idd Ul Hajj is celebrated to mark end of pilgrimage that evolves around activities of Abraham and his son.
August 19, 2018 16:18 UTC
By ABDULRAHMAN SHERIFFMore by this AuthorDaniel Kiptum and Juster Kwamesa won the 2018 Safaricom Deaf Half Marathon in Mombasa on Sunday. Thirty-two-year-old Kiptum from Nandi covered the 21 kilometres men race in a time of 1 hour 8 minutes 96 seconds followed by his compatriot Martin Gachie who retuned 1:09.13 with Uasin Gishu’s Peter Toroitich claiming third spot in 1:13.56. Kwamesa, a 21-year-old student of Gianchere Secondary, led three other Kisii runners to dominate the women's race after stopping the clock first in 2:15.70.
August 19, 2018 15:56 UTC
The report by the auditor comes at a time that the authority is banking on its promotion to a higher ranking to accelerate provision of power in rural areas. The auditor says the cash flows and the financial performance of the institution were in accordance with the international public-sector accounting standards and comply with the Energy Act. By SILAS APOLLOMore by this AuthorThe Auditor-General Edward Ouko has cleared the Rural Electrification Authority of any financial misappropriation, making it the first public institution to receive a green light from the auditor. This is according to audit reports for the year ending June 30, 2017, which say the authority’s financial statements were in order. The report by the auditor comes at a time that the authority is banking on its promotion to a higher ranking to accelerate provision of power in rural areas.
August 19, 2018 15:45 UTC
By JOEL ODIDIMore by this AuthorBy DPPSMore by this AuthorDeputy President William Ruto and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday launched a 150km Kapchorwa-Suam road. The road will link Kenya to Uganda. The Deputy President thanked the African Development Bank (AfDB) for financing road construction in the region. IMPROVE ACCESSFunded by Kenya, Uganda and the AfDB, the road is 77 kilometres long on the Kenyan side and 73 kilometres on the Ugandan side. To boost cross-border trade, the Deputy President said Kenya was investing heavily in roads and the energy sector.
August 19, 2018 15:26 UTC
| Published Sun, August 19th 2018 at 18:15, Updated August 19th 2018 at 18:26 GMT +3Raila Odinga and others before the inter-county men football final match on Saturday. [Eric Abuga, Standard]National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has attributed his youthful physique and strong muscles to continued sporting. Raila, an Arsenal fan says other than his love for football and the gym, he is a great athlete. ALSO READ: Uhuru, Raila, Ruto in tough balancing actSpeaking at the closing ceremony of the week long inter-county games and cultural activities in Gusii Stadium, Raila said he ran the 400 meters hurdles. ALSO READ: Raila and Mudavadi betrayed me in 2007 elections, says DP
August 19, 2018 15:22 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorMANCHESTERSergio Aguero hit a hit-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday. Aguero, who turned 30 in the close-season, has now scored 14 times in his last eight Premier League games at City's Etihad Stadium. The Argentina star - City's all-time leading scorer - joins former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler on nine Premier League hat-tricks. But, incredibly, Huddersfield scored from their first attack of the game, three minutes before the interval. Five minutes later, Aguero had his third — and his 31st league game in which he has scored multiple goals.
August 19, 2018 15:11 UTC
Dida is a musician who also doubles as a business woman. We went ahead with another one called "Dhahabu" and the love from the fans made me decide to make music my career entirely. The time for work is for work and when it’s family time we keep it that way. Make-up was my first love, before I even went into music and it gave me the capital to build the latter. I was shocked, not only at what she did but, that I had fans all the way out there.
August 19, 2018 15:00 UTC
In January this year the two parties agreed to settle the case through mediation but the efforts flopped. In November 2005, policemen, officers of the Banking Fraud Investigation Unit (BFIU) and CBK officials closed the company. Akiba accuses CBK lawyers of stalling the case on flimsy grounds. In January this year, the two parties agreed to settle the case through mediation but these efforts flopped. The letter was addressed to Ms Elizabeth Tanui, the Mediation Deputy Registrar in the Mediation Registry at the Milimani Law Courts.
August 19, 2018 15:00 UTC
“Muchiri is an extraordinary player, very ambitious, always ready to fight and with an eye for goal,” Tusker coach Robert Matano said of the former Sony Sugar man in his post-match interview. Elsewhere at Bukhungu Stadium, Kenya Communications Sports Organisations (Kecoso) Games champions Posta Rangers gunned down visiting Ulinzi Stars 1-0 courtesy of Calvin Odongo’s goal in the 32nd minute. Muchiri then drove down the left flank, rounded Elung’at and with an empty net to beat, saw his effort blocked by defender Sabiri Sindani. Wazito host Chemelil Sugar at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos in a league match on Monday. RESULTSSundayKariobangi Sharks 0-2 Sony SugarPosta Rangers 1-0 Ulinzi StarsTusker 1-0 Zoo KerichoVihiga United 1-1 Kakamega HomeboyzMONDAY FIXTUREWazito v Chemelil Sugar (Kenyatta Stadium, 11am)
August 19, 2018 14:48 UTC
By MARY WAMBUIMore by this AuthorPolice have launched investigations into the torching of 12 buses and a lorry all belonging to a bus company that operates between Thika and Mombasa. The vehicles belonging to Chania Special Travellers Sacco were reduced to ashes inside their garage located at Kenyatta Road along Thika highway on Saturday. "I received a call at around 2:30 am informing me that the garage was on fire. “I was woken up by a loud bang before I realised that the garage was on fire. At least 12 buses and other property were reduced to ashes by the fire whose cause is yet to be determined,” he said.
August 19, 2018 14:26 UTC
The Akashas are currently scheduled to go on trial two months from now. Christopher Cassar, an attorney for Baktash Akasha, argues the case should not go to trial because "this court lacks jurisdiction over the defendant". The informant told Mr Akasha in the call that he would take supplied narcotics to the US, Mr Cassar notes. CONSPIRINGFederal prosecutors have charged the Akasha brothers, along with three other individuals, with conspiring to smuggle 98 kilogrammes of heroin into the US. Mr Cassar did not respond to a query as to why the same motion is being made after having been denied last month.
August 19, 2018 14:15 UTC
By VITALIS KIMUTAIMore by this AuthorThree people have died, while nine others have been injured after a matatu they were travelling in veered off the road and rolled on the Bomet-Kaplong highway. The driver of the vehicle and his conductor died on the spot. One other passenger, who sustained multiple injuries, died while undergoing treatment. "Two people were pronounced dead on arrival at Kaplong Mission Hospital, while the other one died while undergoing treatment, " said Bomet County Police Commander Naomi Ichami. Ms Ichami said vehicle was travelling from Kericho to Bomet when a tyre burst, before it veered off the road and rolled several times.
August 19, 2018 13:52 UTC
By JAMES KARIUKIMore by this AuthorPrivate and State entities in the country have until September 15 to adopt new quality and environmental management standards in use across 160 countries. The new norms introduced by International Standards Organisation (ISO) came into force in September 2015. Risk exclusionAddressing company executives on the new standards on Thursday, Industry, Trade and Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said state and private entities must move to the new standards or risk exclusion. “Upon expiry of the deadline Kenas must outlaw all certificates for the outdated Standards and order their withdrawal. The affected companies must inform their clients that their products and services do not conform to internationally accepted quality and environmental management standards.
Mr Ayub Mugo Waitara quit bachelor’s club to marry Ms Teresiah Njoki. Looking jovial Mr Waitara, a grandfather to many, sat by his lover Ms Njoki in church as they keenly followed the preacher’s advice on family life. “I knew she would fall in love with me because I kept on praying for her,” Mr Waitara said. Mr Waitara said he called all his five children and informed them about his new love. “Old widowers and widows are at the risk of dying of loneliness and stress and I advise them to marry,” Mr Waitara said.
By THOMAS MATIKOMore by this AuthorBrad Pitt ‘not child paying support’Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is now seeking a court order for retroactive funds after she claimed last week that her ex-husband, and also movie star, Brad Pitt, has not been paying child support. Angelina alleged that her former partner is yet to pay meaningful child support since their split, almost two years ago. “Pitt has a duty to pay child support. As of present, Pitt has paid no meaningful child support.”This comes at a time the two actors are still trying to work on the details of their divorce. Mavoko wants out of WasafiBongo flava star Diamond Platinumz has claimed that he is yet to make any profits from his signed artiste Rich Mavoko.