The National Environment Management Authority has turned its attention on cleaning up the Athi River after a job "well done" on Nairobi River from Ondiri Swamp in Kikuyu to Kirinyaga Road. The Sh82 billion Thwake dam water will be safe for human consumption and irrigation after Athi River is cleaned, Nema director general Mamo Mamo said. “The challenge we have with Athi River is that most industries within Mavoko sub-county are discharging into the river and Kenani treatment plant,” he said. Phase two will involve the installation of a hydropower generation plant while phase three comprises the installation of water supply, sanitation and waste water infrastructure. He said the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company had been directed to work on the broken sewerage system.
October 25, 2020 18:00 UTC
Spain imposed one of the toughest lockdowns early on in the pandemic and then relaxed curbs over the summer. But like many other European countries it has seen a second wave hit in recent weeks, and now has one of the highest numbers of infections in Western Europe. The state of emergency will need parliamentary approval to last beyond 15 days. A growing number of regions had been calling on the government to implement the measure. Catalonia was one of the first regions on Sunday to use the new legislation to impose a curfew, which will take effect at 10 p.m. on Sunday.
October 25, 2020 16:06 UTC
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) uncovered findings following investigations into suspicious operations at the port of Mombasa. Following a tip-off regarding a syndicate involved in exporting hides and skins, KRA officers dug deeper and found ties to a drug smuggling route cutting across several countries. The use of raw and stinking hides and skin, apart from providing easy camouflage for the drugs, is also said to be a lucrative tax evasion mechanism. The port of Mombasa. The cartel is also said to have been exporting empty containers as transit cargo to Sri Lanka.
October 25, 2020 14:48 UTC
However, there are small and big things that we interact with on a daily basis but never know what purpose they serve. The small hole next to your smartphone’s camera or next to the earphone holesIt is found in different places in different smartphones. Many women struggle trying to find a dress with pockets yet in almost all panties, there is a small pocket. Over the years, women have become creative to put some personal things such as a tampon in that small pocket but that was never its intended purpose. It was intended to be sewn on both ends and due to manufacturers' unwillingness to spend extra on stitching one side, it became the “pocket” women know today.
October 25, 2020 12:56 UTC
Kongamano La Mageuzi (KLM) has criticized the proposals in the Building Bridges Initiative, saying that the entire project is illegal. “President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga singularly handpicked members of the BBI Taskforce,” KLM said. KLM said that the proposals made in the BBI report would weaken the Constitution and undermine democracy if it is implemented. Regarding the Executive, the group said that the BBI proposals seek to cater to a specific personal interest and not beneficial to the country. “It is clear from the BBI report that there is no intention to address issues of electoral justice.
October 25, 2020 12:55 UTC
A truck laying on the ground at the scene of the accident. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]One person has died on the spot following a head-on collision accident at Taleh, Mtito-Andei, along Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The deceased, identified as Benjamin Koech was driving a vox Wagon truck and was hit by a Toyota Spade driven by Peter Mwau who escaped unhurt. According to Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan, Mwau was overtaking when the accident occurred. I want to urge road users to be very careful and avoid accidents that can be prevented " said NapeiyanThe two vehicles have been towed to Mtito-Andei Police Station in Kibwezi East sub-county.
October 25, 2020 12:45 UTC
[DPPS]Deputy President William Ruto has today told the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report proponents to tone down their threats and allow Kenyans to have a decent debate on the document. “Let us stop insults, threats and competition of nobody can stop reggae, we want an inclusive debate from all Kenyans small or powerful before we can take action on the proposed changes,” he said. He told Kenyans not to fall for the intimidation and threats, saying they are free to church without asking permission from anyone and must. Kaluma told those opposed to the report to present alternative recommendations to the BBI team instead of just opposing the report. Conversations on contents of the Bill begin when President Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga unveil the BBI report officially at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday.
October 25, 2020 12:11 UTC
Harambee Stars will continue their AFCON qualifying campaign against Comoros on Wednesday, November 11. Source: TwitterKey among the players named in the team include captain Victor Wanyama and Japan-based striker Michael Olunga. Gor Mahia prodigy Benson Omala also made the cut in the list dominated by local-based players. The first leg of the fixture has been slated for Wednesday, November 11, at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, with the reverse tie set for four days later in Comoros. The Japanese woman who was cut off for marrying a Kenyan man and speaks fluent Swahili | Tuko TV
October 25, 2020 11:44 UTC
The oldest person in Britain has died at the age of 112. Joan Hocquard shared her birthday, 29 March 1908, with the world's oldest man Bob Weighton, who died in Hampshire in May. Hocquard spent her early life in Kenya where her father was a British colonial officer. She married Gilbert Hocquard, who shared her love of sailing and traveling. Hocquard was filmed with Weighton in March as they celebrated their 112th birthdays.
October 25, 2020 11:37 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans that his administration will continue partnering with the Church in the delivery of key services. “The government will continue to partner with the church in giving service to the people. You have a partner in me and a partner in my government,” President Kenyatta said. At the colourful service attended by several Central Kenya leaders led by Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, the President Kenyatta urged Kenyans to cultivate a culture of selfless service to the nation. “Our nation will develop, prosper and have peace if we all commit to giving service,” the President Kenyatta said.
October 25, 2020 11:15 UTC
A 15-year-old Class Eight pupil is nursing injuries after he was attacked and seriously injured by a hippopotamus at Nyamnwa Beach in Bondo sub-county. Austin Onyango is said to have been attacked by the rogue hippo and seriously mauled on the leg. The boy was treated at the Bondo sub-county hospital and discharged to go back home where he is nursing injuries. Early this month, a hippopotamus attacked and drag a child to his death in Lake Victoria as screaming crowds desperately pelted the animal with rocks. In June, a nine-year-old boy was attacked by a hippopotamus at Nyamagonglo beach in Bondo Sub-County on Saturday evening.
October 25, 2020 10:52 UTC
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and his Kisumu counterpart Anyang' Nyong'o praised the document as one that will promote grassroots development and cure perennial post-election violence. The BBI report increases funds allocation to the devolved units from at least 15 per cent to at least 35 per cent. Also present was Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, who called on Kenyans to stop turning the BBI report a political contest. "It's only through according members of the public adequate time to read and understand the document that they will make informed decisions." They also urged Kenyans to read and understand the proposals.
October 25, 2020 10:30 UTC
Wiper Party will work with proponents of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in convincing anti-change agents to support it. Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, while speaking in Nyeri on Saturday after completing his two-day tour of Laikipia and Nyeri counties, said anti-change agents must finally see the light. Kalonzo visited the counties to popularise his party and drum-up support for the BBI. However, introducing changes has its own challenges because there are always anti-change agents,” he said. Kalonzo was accompanied by deputy party leader Farah Maalim, party chairman Chirau Ali Mwakwere, CAS Wavinya Ndeti some Wiper MPs and other party officials.
October 25, 2020 10:30 UTC
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro with Deputy President William Ruto at Kisii town when they visited the region last month. “This is an old clip of 10 seconds, why don’t they share the new one, where I am mobbed by my constituents? When he attempted to engage them with a question on whether they would fight for the Hustler Movement led by Deputy President William Ruo, they told him off. Uhuru had told Kisii residents to protect Matiang'i as their prospective kingpin and not to allow outsiders to directly belittle him or use youths to insult him. DP William Ruto allies have condemned the government for intimidating the hustler movement team.
October 25, 2020 10:07 UTC
A 70-years-old small-scale tea farmer from Getarwet Sub-location in Bureti constituency, Kericho County, is fighting for his life at Litein Mission Hospital after severing his manhood. According to Getarwet Sub-Location Assistant Chief Sylvester Sigei, the old man took a kitchen knife and mutilated his manhood after his family accused him of “using it to satisfy” village women especially widows at the expense of catering for his own family. “When the man’s wife and children confronted the man over wasting limited tea earning on village women, the man denied the accusation and for good measure decided to chop off his manhood,” said Sigei. “The man was rushed to Litein hospital for reconstructive surgery,” said. A source at the hospital said the procedure to reattach the hanging manhood lasted for three hours.
October 25, 2020 10:07 UTC