Former Miss Universe Rachel Mbuki Litvishkova has narrated a year-long cyberbullying ordeal that left her mentally exhausted. The bully would go live on Instagram for hours on end, sometimes several times a day, yelling obscenities and telling so many malicious lies about me and my loved ones," she said. "I only went live with him three times on Instagram back in May 2020, when I was trying to encourage Kenyans to lend their support to the LGBT community as they were really suffering during the pandemic. We never had conversations, were never friends but he would lie that he knows me deeply and use that to tell horrible lies about me. He insulted anything and everything I hold dear."
April 15, 2021 21:00 UTC
He has been able to play in only 18 games and each time he has been or nearly been Newcastle’s best player. Behind the scenes after the match Solskjaer commented, “We shouldn’t be conned” about Son’s behaviour and that set up a face to face row with Mourinho. Hodgson wants Cahill to carry onA player who I often see in Cobham, where the Chelsea training ground is situated, is Gary Cahill. I had a good laugh this week when a naked streaker ran onto the pitch during the match between Manchester United and Spanish club Granada. One witty colleague said perhaps the bearded streaker was Marouane Fellaini reminding both United and Belgium that he is still around!
April 15, 2021 21:00 UTC
Odds are 100% fixed.”Samuel Kiragu still keeps this text he woke up to last week. He has previously tried his luck on the so-called “fixed matches” and has, obviously, often ended up losing his money. Kiragu was to send Sh500, which he was instructed to pay early “to get matches before odds reduce”. “In the past, match fixers have targeted sports and leagues with huge profits and high turnover, such as football, tennis and basketball. In November 2010, BBC reported that experts had revealed that some 300 football games in a season were fixed in Europe’s top leagues.
April 15, 2021 20:48 UTC
The High Court has frozen the bank accounts of three companies suspected to be involved in laundering Sh167 million from an entity in Amsterdam. Justice Daniel Ogembo preserved the accounts of Mubadala Merchants Limited, First Cargo Logistics Limited, First Line Capital Limited and one Doumbe Malonga Eddy Michel held in Standard Chartered Bank and Cooperative Bank. Documents indicate that Sh36.7 million was held in a Cooperative Bank account in the name of Mubadala, Sh1.1 million in Standard Chartered in the name of First Cargo Logistics Limited and $32.3 held at Standard Chartered in the name of First Cargo Logistics Limited. Also frozen was Sh823,392 held in Standard Chartered in the name of First Line Capital Limited, Sh5.3 million held at Standard Chartered Bank in the name of Doumbe Malonga and $60.8 at Standard Chartered also in the name of Doumbe. In addition, on February 1 this year, Doumbe received Sh15 million into his account held at Standard Chartered Bank directly from First Cargo Logistics out of which the agency seeks to hold Sh5.3 million.
April 15, 2021 20:15 UTC
At about 1pm on Saturday, March 13, Doreen Moraa Osoro returned home from school. Her parents found her room untidy, her books and school uniform spread on the floor, but her bag and a few home were missing. Osoro told the Star his family suspects that his daughter was lured by a 23-year-old man whom they suspect is keeping her in an unknown location. They left the suspect to go even after I gave them a clear lead to pursue the matter," he said. Osoro believes that if the officers detained the suspects and vigorously pursued the alleged lead, Doreen would be back home.
April 15, 2021 20:15 UTC
Kenya Pipeline volleyball team before flying out last night for the Africa Club Championship in Tunisia. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]Kenyan volleyball giants General Service Unit (men), Kenya Prisons (women) and Kenya Pipeline (women) are both targeting a podium finish at this year’s Africa Club Championships that will run concurrently in Tunisia. GSU and Pipeline left the country last night beaming with confidence, while Prisons women’s team is scheduled to fly out tomorrow. The General Service Unit (GSU) volleyball team at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on October 21, 2018. “We are going to compete; to play our best game and the best team will win.
April 15, 2021 20:12 UTC
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto. [File, Standard]Deputy President William Ruto has said he won't resign despite receiving pressure from a section of Government and Opposition leaders. The DP further stated he was ready to go it alone in the 2022 presidential race, with or without the support of President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) and Deputy President William Ruto (L) during campaigns in the run-up to the 2017 general election. President Uhuru Kenyatta (left), ODM Leader Raila Odinga (centre) and Deputy President William Ruto at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the BBI report.
April 15, 2021 20:12 UTC
Kenya and the UK Joint Emergency Response Committee on Covid-19, held its first meeting on April 15, 2021 that was set up by Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. This was to explore ways to resolve on going travel restrictions between the two countries. This comes after Kenya was among countries restricted to enter the UK as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19. In the presence of scientific experts from both sides the committee discussed the science and health-related issues that led to the current restrictions. The Committee agreed on the importance of the bilateral relationship and of resolving the negative effects of the restrictions, particularly movement of people and goods.
April 15, 2021 19:41 UTC
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s involvement with the opposition in the running of the government saying the head of state has the prerogative. Ruto further said he has no problem with the President inspecting Jubilee projects with ODM leader Raila Odinga and other politicians. Ruto added that he has no regrets whatsoever adding that he has done the best I could. The DP blamed the “change of style and new advisors” for the change of the governments’ priorities saying the developments are to blame for the slowed Big Four projects. The DP said it was until after 2017 that his detractors started to complain about him launching projects and facilitating government activity.
April 15, 2021 19:41 UTC
Accounting firm Deloitte has said that South Africans worry more about their finances than they do about getting Covid-19. In South Africa, consumers reported feeling anxious about personal well-being and being anxious about their family's health. Currently, 55% of consumers feel safe going to the store, and 47% feel safe engaging in in-person services, such as going to a hairdresser, doctor or dentist. Only 34% feel safe taking a flight, and 36% feel safe staying in a hotel. Although 55% of people say they feel safe to visit a store, the onus is on retailers to offer a safe environment.
April 15, 2021 19:30 UTC
Mitchelle Makungu, a girl who survived Kakamega primary school's stampede, celebrates with teachers outside the school after scoring 408 marks in the KCPE exams. [Mumo Munuve, Standard]Kakamega Primary School has emerged among the top-performing schools in last year's KCPE examinations. It is among the best public schools in Kenya despite a stampede in February 2020 which left 15 pupils dead and scores injured. “I expected to perform better than this, but as you are aware, Covid-19 affected our studies,” said one of the candidates, Makungu. It is not easy to imagine we lost friends and fellow schoolmates as it happened in the stampede,” she added.
April 15, 2021 19:21 UTC
Former NBA star Kobe Bryant, CEO of Kobe Inc, speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 3, 2016. [REUTERS]Michael Jordan will be Kobe Bryant's presenter when the Los Angeles Lakers great is inducted posthumously into the Basketball Hall of Fame next month. He will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2020 alongside the likes of Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett on May 15. Members of the Class of 2020 were asked to select previous inductees to present them to their peers during the ceremony. Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s and currently owns the Charlotte Hornets, will also present Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey for her enshrinement.
April 15, 2021 19:18 UTC
A senior official with an oil marketing company queried why the government cut the margins of the oil firms instead of removing the petroleum levy. This had been on the promise that the Petroleum ministry would reimburse them the money, tapping from the Petroleum Development Levy Fund. This has meant that the oil majors can adjust their wholesale prices to the extent that they can recover what was taken from them by Epra. He, however, said the reduction of margins for oil marketers could be unsettling, more so considering there was no warning. He said a simple and efficient way to implement a stabilisation component would be when oil companies are importing fuel.
April 15, 2021 18:48 UTC
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i in Nairobi on April 8, 2021. On the stage currently is the indefatigable super CS Fred Okengo Matiang’i. Early this month, political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi hinted on his Twitter handle that Fred Matiang'i was squarely on the 2022 chessboard as a 'GEMA supported candidate’. Interior CS Fred Matiang'i at Nyaikuro primary school in Nyamira on March 7, 2021. Just as we were told to prepare for a Raila presidency and later for a presidency away from Kikuyu and Kalenjin nations, we are now being told about Matiang’i.
April 15, 2021 18:21 UTC
Simba Mark Joe scored 427 from St. Peters Mumias Boys Primary School. [Courtesy]A school in Kakamega county has recorded 90 out of their total 256 candidates scoring above 400 marks in this year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination. The two at St.Peter's were closely followed by Edgar Lukhuma, 423, Emmanuel Odhiambo 422, Austine Shitwa 421, Ryan Were 420 and Ezra Baraka 419, Entrance to St Peter's Boys Primary school. In 2019 the school had only 40 pupils who scored above 400 marks. The 90 students are part of the eight thousand and ninety-one (8,091) 2020 KCPE candidates who got at least 400 marks out of the possible 500 in the national tests.
April 15, 2021 17:11 UTC