This move comes as a fresh opportunity for President Ruto to reward his close allies who missed out in the Cabinet and principal secretary appointments. Confirming the planned reshuffle, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Alfred Mutua, emphasized that the process will not be driven by revenge or unfair treatment. It is not uncommon for presidents to use diplomatic postings as a way to reward their key allies and to gain influence in foreign countries. The prime diplomatic postings, particularly in large countries, offer significant influence and prestige. However, it remains to be seen how the new envoys will perform and what impact they will have on Kenya's foreign policy.
January 30, 2023 19:36 UTC
Kenyan macadamia farmers have been cautioned to expect poor prices this year, owing to fluctuations in the global market. According to Kihara, the crop has also been affected by the surge of Covid-19 infections in China, one of the largest consumers of macadamia. He noted that leading processors from the country recently attended an annual macadamia buyers meeting in the US where they were informed of the impending nosedive in prices. Last year, the crop fetched between Sh90 and Sh120 per kilo (€0.67-0.89), with farmers raking in more than Sh4 billion. This raised farmers’ expectations that the nuts would withstand the fluctuations of the global market this year and do even better.
January 30, 2023 19:16 UTC
Dr Yusuf K DawoodProlific surgeon and columnist Dr Yusuf Kodwavwalla Dawood has died in the United Kingdom aged 94. Dawood is best known for the Surgeon's Diary column that ran on Sunday Nation for thirty-eight years. In the column, Dawood shared medical experiences and personal experiences that he encountered with his patients. “A great Rotarian, writer and medic Dr Yusuf Kodwavwalla aka Yusuf Dawood of Surgeons Diary has rested. The late Doctor and his wife Marie Kodwavwala had lived in Kenya for 57 years before relocating to the United Kingdom.
January 30, 2023 17:43 UTC
For the last 5 years New Mexico has lead the nation ranking number one or two in Officer involved shootings based on FBI tracking. Per the New Mexico State Police, “the Officer is okay and suspect is injured.”The circumstances of the incident remain actively under investigation. State police say they investigated 38 officer involved shootings in 2021. According to data released by Albuquerque Police Department officers have been involved in 54 shooting cases since 2018. The New Mexico State Police investigates the “vast majority” of shootings involving law enforcement across the state.
January 30, 2023 12:00 UTC
Police are investigating an incident in which a middle-aged man was killed and his body burnt using his clothes in Dandora, Nairobi. The body of the deceased was found in his house on Sunday night moments after neighbours had seen smoke billowing from his room. The deceased is said to have been staying with another man who is yet to be found. Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said they suspect the man was killed in the house before the killer tried to burn the scene to conceal evidence. Police suspect, he was killed at the scene.
January 30, 2023 10:15 UTC
Hollywood star Harrison Ford saluted his former ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ co-star Ke Huy Quan for his Oscar nomination this week – the star’s latest milestone following the success of his comeback film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, reports People magazine. He’s a great guy,” Ford, 80, told Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of his new Apple TV+ series Shrinking. I’m very happy for him.”AdvertisementAdvertisementHarrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan, last acted together in the second film in the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise, where Ford played the titular role and Quan played the young Short Round. When asked if an on-screen reunion is possible between the stars, Ford told ET, “That’d be great.”As per People, the duo previously reunited in September 2022 when Quan shared a sweet photo of himself and Ford on Instagram. Ford attended an event to promote the upcoming ‘Indiana Jones’ film, while Quan was invited for his role in season 2 of ‘Loki’.
January 30, 2023 09:42 UTC
President William Ruto in a past address. Photo: William Ruto. Source: TwitterThe alleged whistleblower's report claimed that the then-presidential candidate Raila Odinga won the elections by 8,170,355 votes representing 58% edging out President William Ruto who allegedly had 5,915,973 votes, 42%. This is however in contrast to the 49%-50% official result for Raila and Ruto announced by IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati respectively. The ODM leader recently called on Kenyans to reject William Ruto as the president insisting that he won the election.
January 30, 2023 09:12 UTC
Former Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion has said the outgoing 8-4-4 system of education is superior to CBC. Speaking during an interview with KTN on Monday, Sossion said the new education system is not going to help stem education in this country. "CBC design as it is currently far more inferior to the 8-4-4, it is not going to help this country, it is not going to help stem education," Sossion said. He said the new curriculum was introduced for purposes of business expediency but not to help the country. Currently, Grade 7 learners have started reporting back to their primary schools where they are domiciled as CBC implementation keeps on progressing.
January 30, 2023 08:20 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 3.5 per cent in December 2022 compared to the 3.2 per cent expansion in November, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) reported today. "In 2022, PPI local production increased by 7.8 per cent, slightly lower than the 9.5 per cent in 2021. "In the first half of 2022, PPI local production accelerated, specifically crude palm oil and crude oil due to the Russia-Ukraine war,” he said. The increasing cost of animal feed and fertiliser also contributed to the increase in PPI local production. However, PPI local production began to moderate in June 2022 due to the decline in crude palm oil prices that reached RM3,000 per kg in the second half of 2022.
January 30, 2023 07:49 UTC
Yusuf Dawood who was a popular Sunday Nation columnist for 38 years died on Sunday, January 29. Apart from being a columnist, Dawood was a successful medical doctor having worked at Aga Khan Hospital from 1961. The veteran columnist wrote the popular Surgeon’s Diary where he talked about his profession and interaction with patients. Former Sunday Nation Columnist of Surgeon's Diary Yussuf Dawood (left) and former Attorney General Githu Muigai during past event Daily NationDawood breathed his last aged 94 in his home at United Kingdom. Former Sunday Nation Columnist of Surgeon's Diary Yussuf Dawood.
January 30, 2023 05:59 UTC
Front pages of Daily Nation, Taifa Leo newspapers. Photo: Screengrabs from Daily Nation, Taifa Leo. Daily NationThe daily reported on the state of the country's politics, with Azimio leader Raila Odinga reinforcing his fresh battle line against President William Ruto. Likening him with the Biblical Zaccheus, Raila Ruto for imposing an exorbitant tax regime on Kenyans. The StandardThe publication reported on Raila's fresh claims against the outgoing Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati.
January 30, 2023 05:49 UTC
May his soul rest in peace.”Dr. Dawood, who had a long and illustrious career as a surgeon and medical columnist, was best known for his Surgeon's Diary column in the Sunday Nation. Pulse Live KenyaFor 38 years, he captivated audiences with his insightful writing, offering a unique perspective on medicine, health and wellness. Dr. Dawood was born in India in 1928 and came to Kenya in 1961, where he launched his surgical career at the Aga Khan Hospital. In addition to his surgical work, Dr. Dawood was a committed member of the Rotary, serving as the president of all Rotary clubs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. In one of his articles, he famously mentioned that he had four wives - surgery, Rotary, writing and Marie Dawood.
January 30, 2023 05:08 UTC
Harrison Ford was all praise for his Indiana Jones co-star Ke Huy Quan after his Oscar nomination was announced on Tuesday, January 24. On the premiere of his new Apple TV+ series Shrinking, Harrison Ford gave an interview with Entertainment Tonight and was asked about his Indiana Jones co-star's latest Oscar nod. I'm very happy for him," Ford, 80, further added. Ford and Quan last starred together in the second film of the Indiana Jones franchise. Ford was also asked by the outlet of an on-screen reunion with Quan, 51, he replied, "That'd be great."
January 30, 2023 04:53 UTC
Not surprisingly, everyone is congratulating the Loki Season 2 actor and that includes his former Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom co-star Harrison Ford. click to enlargeWe're not surprised that Harrison Ford is proud of Ke Huy Quan. Ke Huy Quan is set to reunite with Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Michelle Yeoh in the live-action adaptation of Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel American Born Chinese. Harrison Ford returns as Indy in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny which hits theaters on June 30, 2023. AdvertisementRelated: Ke Huy Quan Shares Awesome Celebrity Meeting on Temple of Doom Set
January 30, 2023 03:59 UTC