Subscribers data was stolen from us, claims SafaricomSafaricom has accused the man seeking to bring a class action suit against the company of stealing personal data of millions of subscribers and demanding ransom. In a replying affidavit, the mobile telephone firm accuses Mr Benedict Kabugi Ngungu of obtaining the company’s private data on more than 11 million subscribers. In his petition, Mr Kabugi says he was approached by an individual who had in his possession the personal data of more than 11.5 million Safaricom subscribers. SEE ALSO :MARTIAL ARTS : Tong-Il Moo-Do Federation in Soya awards listNow Safaricom says the data was stolen and is subject to a criminal investigation with Mr Kabugi named as part of the suspects. Safaricom now accuses Kabugi of a ‘fishing expedition’ and wants the petition seeking to enlist other subscribers into a class action suit against the company thrown out.
Ingwe have been camping in Mumias from last Sunday awaiting Sofapaka. Leopards head coach Anthony Kimani has opened up on the plan to cage Sofapaka and register their tenth win of the season. Kimani, who took over from his former boss Andre Mbungo in December last year, said he is keen to safeguard the unblemished run at Mumias. Sofapaka are tough opponent but we have been preparing for them throughout the week even though we may miss Oburu who has a slight knock. Odhiambo reunited with the dockers on Tuesday after two years, picking the mantle from Twahir Muhiddin who resumed his technical director roles.
February 21, 2020 21:00 UTC
Toyota Kenya to add more car models to local assembly lineToyota Kenya Managing Director Arvinder Reel. Toyota Kenya intends to add new models to their local assembly line. Local assembly makes that possible,” said Mr Arvinder Reel, the Managing Director of Toyota Kenya Limited. Mr Reel further lauded the government which contributes to 35 percent of the total Toyota market share. Toyota Kenya, which has boosted police fleet availability from 35 percent to 97 percent, offers the government of Kenya drivers’ training, so far having trained 3,000 drivers across 41 counties.
‘Build us a university in honour of late Moi’Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis signing Former President Daniel Arap Moi condolence book at Baringo county commissioners office. Kamket said Moi legacy’s on education is the biggest ever and appealed to the President to name the university Daniel Arap Moi. A number of universities have closed down their satellite campuses in Baringo county over the past years. Subscribe Now »The same university closed down its Eldama Ravine campus in 2017 and relocated the students to Kabarnet campus. Six years after a plan was mooted, Baringo University College is yet to be built, despite the availability of an 1100-acre parcel at Chemeron in Marigat Sub-county.
Celebrated UK teacher advises ministry on curriculum rolloutA top primary school teacher in the United Kingdom (UK) Mr Shahed Ahmed O.B.E speaks at St Joseph’s Combined Academy in Oyugis town. “The government should take time to consult stakeholders and put required resources in place. A curriculum impacts a lot on the lives of learners,” he said. Ms Ahmed was among nine teachers from schools in the UK who have concluded a week-long education exchange programme with 16 schools in Kasipul and Kabondo in Homa Bay County. The exchange programme, known as Connecting Classrooms, is a benchmarking partnership between Kenyan teachers and their counterparts in the United KingdomDo not miss out on the latest news.
Leaders want Sh200b kitty to address sticky land problemsMaa community leaders, led by Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku and his Narok counterpart Samuel Tunai, arrive at a BBI delegates conference at Maasai Mara University grounds yesterday. Speaking after the meeting to discuss resolutions to be endorsed today at the Narok Stadium, the leaders said land taken away from the Maasai community should be given back to them. The community leaders also recommended that a kitty of Sh200 billion is set aside for the implementation of the reports. The memorandum by the leaders will be read at the rally by Narok Governor Samuel Tunai and his Kajiado counterpart Joseph ole Lenku. The Maasai leaders will also push for a rotational presidency between the majority and minority communities to promote equity.
Kenyan loans uncertainty as Libor is droppedUncertainty surrounds the fate of Kenyan loans priced on the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), which is set to be scrapped next year. The Libor will be discontinued following an interest rate rigging scandal where banks manipulated lending rates to boost their income. This poses uncertainty and volatility for the Kenyan government owing to its large floating loans such as the Chinese Standard Gauge Railway loan, which is based on Libor. The government also borrowed Sh75 billion loan in 2018 from London, charged at 6.7 per cent above the Libor. In July 2019, Kenya took a Sh150 billion loan that was charged 6.4 per cent above Libor.
Massimiliano Allegri has been promoting his new book in Paris. [Courtesy]Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested he wants to be back in a job by September- with Manchester United said to be among the clubs monitoring the Italian's situation. I am in Paris just to present my book," Allegri said. Allegri won a huge amount of silverware as Juventus manager. United are next in action on Sunday when they take on Watford in the Premier League.
February 21, 2020 19:30 UTC
Embakasi and Kasarani most populated areas in Nairobi CountyOvercrowding: Pipeline estate in Embakasi. Most of the population here reside in the informal settlement of Mukuru kwa Njenga, Kware, Pipeline, Tassia and the formal Imara Daima. Kasarani is the second most populated area in Nairobi with a population of 780,656, with a large number of the residents staying in Githurai. Dandora and Mukuru kwa Njenga are the leading slum areas, debunking the myth that Kibera is the most populated informal settlement area. Dandora hosts a population of 295,670, followed by Mukuru kwa Njenga at 242,941, Mathare 206,564 and Kibera 185,777.
February 21, 2020 19:07 UTC
Despite claims of low birth rates in central Kenya, a breakdown of the population census data tells a different story: the community increased by 1.5 million. The number of communities they represent totals 31.06 million, a whopping 65 per cent of the Kenyan population. These figures increased compared to the 2009 census, where 12.5 million Kenyans lived in urban areas and 26.1 million in rural areas. “The percentage of urban to total population increased from 24.1 per cent in 2009 to 31.2 per cent in 2019,” said Mr Mwangi. “The females account for 55.8 per cent of the elderly, compared to 54.8 per cent in 2009,” Mr Kinuthia said.
February 21, 2020 18:00 UTC
She told me the dog had constipation and she had been advised to give it liquid paraffin. I asked her whether she gave liquid paraffin or it was fuel paraffin, otherwise known as kerosene. She told me her friend had checked the internet and advised her to use liquid paraffin. She never knew that liquid paraffin is a mineral oil used to lubricate the gut and relieve constipation while fuel paraffin is a highly toxic petroleum product whose severe poisoning is fatal. The owner searched the internet on treatment of constipation in cattle and got liquid paraffin given by mouth as treatment.
February 21, 2020 17:48 UTC
There are 10 operational licensed hatcheries, one distributor of day-old chicks and thousands of unregulated facilities and incubators churning out millions of chicks every three weeks. AdvertisementTo engage in hatchery and breeding as an agribusiness, one must have some basic understanding of the required standards, a breeding farm and day-old chick distribution/marketing points. HatcheryA hatchery is a facility where fertilised eggs are hatched into chicks under artificial conditions. The licence is issued after an entrepreneur has constructed a hatchery as per the ‘Kenya Poultry Hatchery and Breeding Farm Inspection Protocol, 2018’, developed by the DVS in collaboration with poultry industry players. It is more convenient for a hatchery to have its own breeding farm than sourcing for the eggs from external sources.
February 21, 2020 17:48 UTC
Stop creating avenues for theft of funds, county leaders toldElected leaders in Homa Bay County have been challenged to stop hiking budgets of development projects to create room for embezzling public funds.The leaders including MPs, Woman Rep and Governor have been accused of hiking costs of development projects under their dockets. This creates room for embezzlement of funds,” Owidi said. “I urge our leaders in the county to observe the principle of value for money in the implementation of development projects. Let the leaders stop misleading the people,” he added. “Let residents know that it is the right of the elected leaders to provide them with development projects with the public funds.
February 21, 2020 17:48 UTC
By CHARLES WANYOROMore by this AuthorFormer World Mountain Running Association World Cup winners, Lucy Murigi and Geoffrey Gikuni, are optimistic of a good performance when they join more than 3,000 athletes in the inaugural Mt Kenya Mountain Running Championship in Meru County on Saturday. Having dominated global competitions abroad, the duo can’t wait to compete at the foot of the scenic Mt Kenya Forest. Murigi, a former road runner from Kinangop, first competed in mountain running in 2014 but it was not until 2017 that she won her first gold medal. This is the first mountain running event to be staged in Kenya and I am overjoyed at the prospect of competing here. Former Athletics Kenya Treasurer Joseph Kinyua who is one of the organisers of the event, is optimistic that future editions of the event will be held as part of the World Mountain Running Association World Cup series.
February 21, 2020 17:26 UTC
Basketball provided the escape she needed any time she had doubts in herself. ALSO READ: Men only: What Bryant teaches us about ‘manning’ upAnd she doesn’t plan to stop playing any time soon. “My intention is to play the game until I can no longer play it, she says. But if you go to the books, women basketball teams have been the most outstanding in terms of ball games. And it’s a myth that one needs to be tall in order to play the game.
February 21, 2020 17:03 UTC