Wylie explains that he joined SCL, Cambridge Analytica's parent company, in 2013 after a Liberal Democrats contact informed him of an opening there. He says his friend told him that SCL was looking for "data people for some behaviour research project" involving the military. Wylie reveals that Cambridge Analytica was able to penetrate and build databases in developing countries using mobile phone data. According to him, this data was readily available in a place like Kenya due to advancements in mobile phone payment. "One unintended consequence of having large pluralities of citizens connected via mobile phone networks was that everybody could be traced, tracked, profiled and communicated with," Wylie writes.
It is said that a real father takes care of his children without being forced to by the law. But for Rhoda Wanjiru, even the law has proved inadequate in getting the father of her child to pay upkeep. According to Kenya Legal Sources, interim orders are those passed by a court pending a suit. However, interim orders do not ultimately determine the substantive rights and liabilities of the parties, in respect of the subject matter. Despite the agreements and court orders, most men tend to run away from their responsibilities, while the biggest challenge with the judicial system is usually enforcement of court orders.
World U-18 400m silver medallist and Africa Under-20 champion Mary Moraa is eyeing a double at World U-20 Championships set for July at Moi Stadium, Kasarani in Nairobi. Moraa revealed she intends to run her 400m specialty and 800m. Moraa is remembered for shaking off men’s challenge in the 4x400m mixed relay during the World U-18 Championships in 2017. Last week, she represented Keroka Technical Institute during Western region athletics championships at Gusii Stadium where she won three gold medals in 800m, 100m and 4x100m. At the same time, national secondary schools’ 100m champion Beatrice Anyango has intensified her training ahead of the World U- 20 trials.
Fly-half Sammy Oliech and forward Oscar Ouma made a return to the Shujaa team ahead of Los Angeles and Vancouver Sevens legs after nearly one and a half-season out. Ouma skippered the 2018 squad but was dropped in the final four legs. Sikuta missed the last two legs while Dennis who turns out for Nondescripts missed the last three after incurring a broken cheekbone. The two tournaments will see the top two teams sail to the quarterfinals, unlike the previous Dubai and Cape Town editions. Full squad: Andrew Amonde, Jeff Oluoc, Collins Injera, Daniel Taabu, Billy Odhiambo, Dan Sikuta, Oscar Ouma, Oscar Dennis, Sammy Oliech, Jacob Ojee, Willy Ambaka, Vincent Onyala and Alvin Otieno.
Heavyweight boxer Elly Ajowi during the team's training session at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani in Nairobi on August 6, 2019. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.comTwo Kenyan boxers are assured of a quarterfinal spot after six of them received byes in their opening matches at the African Olympic qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal yesterday. The lucky few included lightweight Everlyn Akinyi, welterweight Elizabeth Akinyi, African Games flyweight silver medallist Shaffi Bakari, welterweight Boniface Mogunde, Olympian heavyweight Elly Ajowi and African Games super-heavyweight bronze medallist Fred Ramogi. The byes were God-sent for lightweight Everlyn Akinyi and welterweight Elizabeth Akinyi, who secured their quarterfinal slots without throwing a jab. Mogunde will meet the winner between Albert Ayissi Mengue of Comoros and Amroug Zine Elkabinidine of Morocco in a pre-quarterfinal welterweight (63-69kg) bout on Monday.
February 21, 2020 01:30 UTC
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during a press conference [Steve Marcus REUTERS]The most-anticipated heavyweight showdown in nearly two decades will transfix the boxing world on Saturday when unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder faces Tyson Fury in a long-awaited rematch. The fight is a classic clash of styles, pitting Wilder's devastating knockout power against the more elusive, mobile defensive style of Fury. Although Wilder and Fury shoved each other at a face-off in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the American champion has appeared the more composed of the two men this week. "I don't believe nothing Fury says at this moment in time," Wilder said. Wilder also believes he has left a lasting psychological mark on Fury after the crushing knockdown in their first meeting.
February 21, 2020 01:18 UTC
Kenyan traders who solely source their merchandise from China are at the risk of shutting down unless the Corona virus is contained. “Traders who import goods from China are staring at grim days ahead due to the deadly virus as they can’t get the goods,” Nairobi Importers and Small Traders Association chairman Samuel Karanja told the Star. “Kenya sourced goods worth $2.5 billion(Sh250 billion) between July and September 2019,” said the national agency in the report. In the wake of the deadly virus, traders can only hope for a solution as businesses continue to experience dwindling sales. Last week, the Chinese ambassador Wu Peng said Kenya traders who source their merchandise from the country should not be in a hurry to travel their until the situation is contained.
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Car dealers are blaming corruption in government for the high rate of illegally registered motor vehicles in the country. In a memo to the regional police dated February 13 Mbugua said some of the illegally registered vehicles are on transit and have been caveated. Others are linked to local car dealers, construction companies,manufacturers, religious institutions and individuals, with ownership linked to a total of 269 persons and entities. According to KABA which represents more than 1,000 car dealers, all vehicles leaving the Port of Mombasa for the Kenyan market must be registered. CIAK yesterday said diversion and illegal registration is costing its members billions as their stocks remain unsold.
World-renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg, 17, is taking a dive into the intellectual property field. Like any other hard-earned ‘property’, intellectual property rights seeks to ensure the owner of the ‘trademark’ or brand can protect the integrity and value of his brand as well as profit justly from it. However, Wanyama’s case is likely to set an important precedent in this area as it tackles the aspect of brand and image rights in social media. While the issue of intellectual property rights is fairly new in Kenya, Wanyama’s case will not be the first within its borders touching on image and brand rights. Celebrities and personalities who have established a brand and a reputable image should be keen to protect their brands at all costs.
Fewer virus cases in China, but deaths abroad increaseRestaurant workers in protective clothing prepare to sell food outside their Beijing restaurant. [AFP]China on Thursday touted a big drop in new virus infections as proof its epidemic control efforts are working, but the toll grew abroad with deaths in Japan and South Korea. The number of deaths outside mainland China climbed to 11. SEE ALSO :China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reportedConfirmed cases at the centre of the global coronavirus outbreak. The move came after Iran confirmed three new coronavirus cases following the deaths of two elderly men.
February 20, 2020 23:26 UTC
Court upholds cybercrime lawHarassing and stalking someone on social media, hacking into protected systems and sharing fake news can now earn you a 10-year prison sentence.It could also see you slapped with a Sh20 million fine or both. This comes after the High Court declared the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2018 constitutional, dealing a blow to social media users, bloggers, journalists and free speech advocates in the country. High Court Judge James Makau yesterday dismissed a legal challenge by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (Bake) seeking to suspend 26 controversial clauses of the law pending constitutional review. Subscribe Now »The lobby further claimed that the ruling sneaks back criminal defamation provisions that were earlier declared unconstitutional by the same court. The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2018, popularly known as Cybercrimes Bill, introduces penalties for cyber-bullying and fake news that many fear might be misused to suppress legitimate criticism or free speech online.
February 20, 2020 21:00 UTC
Inooro TV news anchor and gospel singer Winnie Rose Wangui has reminisced about losing her mother on the day she was launching her music video. She says after her marriage failed 59 days after the wedding, her mother died. "I wanted to build her a house with the money I would collect from my music launch, which was a few days away, when she passed on," she narrated. "I used to cook githeri and beans and that is how I earned money and paid my first media school fees," she said. "I could not call mum to say I was struggling in Nairobi, but the day I told her, she sold her only cow and sent someone to pay the school fees for me."
I have been talking with several people involved with Manchester City. Now Uefa has banned Manchester City from all European competitions and whichever club wins the Champions League can they really say they are the best in Europe? Leicester’s problems versus Man CityThis weekend’s big match between Leicester City and Manchester City has given manager Brendan Rodgers a painful headache. Kante will miss the game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend and Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. As a consequence, he left the midfielder out of the squad to face Newcastle in Arsenal’s last Premier League game.
World marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei is the stand-out entrant at the 14th Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, today. “My goal is to improve my PB and to run fast in this strong field,” Kosgei said. She’s one of 11 women in the field with PBs inside 1:07, including former half marathon world record holder Peres Jepchirchir, reigning world half marathon champion Netsanet Gudeta and 2018 Ras Al Khaimah winner Fancy Chemutai. That was just one second shy of Joyciline Jepkosgei’s world record set in Valencia in 2017. A record 5,064 runners will compete across a variety of race categories, including the half marathon, a relay, 5km and a 1km fun run.