Ilkay Gundogan feels that a great weight has been lifted off the shoulders of Manchester City after they reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2016. Midfielder Gundogan admits pressure had grown on the team because of those failures in Europe, despite regular domestic success. The Premier League leaders and League Cup finalists now turn their attention to their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday. "Saturday is the FA Cup semi-final and we have to go and win. Then it is the Premier League and then the final of the Carabao (League) Cup.
April 15, 2021 16:52 UTC
[File, Standard]Several county assemblies and the executive are embroiled in wrangles hindering service delivery. In some counties, the MCAs have threatened to impeach governors or assembly Speakers who do not dance to their tune. In Nyamira, Governor Amos Nyaribo has been facing a hostile assembly since he took office about 100 days ago. Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya. In Nyandarua County, MCAs impeached Speaker Ndegwa Wahome but a Nakuru court reinstated him on February 23 pending the ruling on the matter on April 15.
April 15, 2021 16:11 UTC
Faith Mumo (left), Conjestina Achieng [Photo: Courtesy]Faith Mumo, who is the top student in 2020 KCPE exam with 433 out of 500 marks, has revealed she was inspired by former Kenyan boxer Conjestina Achieng. The boxer popularly known as ‘Conje’, has been suffering from a schizoaffective disorder/paranoid schizophrenia since 2011. An elated Mumo said she remained hopeful of getting positive results after years of hard work and encouragement from his father. Former World Boxing Champion Conjestina Achieng at her home in Yala village, Siaya County. Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, on 2 November, 2018, airlifted the boxing icon from Siaya to Nairobi for treatment and rehabilitation.
April 15, 2021 16:07 UTC
IPID is investigating an incident where Doctor Setlai, 51, was shot dead by metro officers in Tshwane on Tuesday evening. Metro police said they used rubber bullets to disperse the angry crowd, as some had pelted officers with stones. On arrival, the TMPD members found that community members were busy with reconnections. As residents ran in different directions and the crowd cleared, metro police officers saw one resident lying on the ground. Other metro police officers from TMPD region five joined to assist, IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola said.
April 15, 2021 15:56 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned candidates who committed various irregularities during the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam. Consequently, he said all the candidates qualified to be admitted to secondary schools in line with the government’s 100 percent transition policy. He said the number of candidates who sat the examinations increased by 95,736 from the 1,083,456 candidates in 2019. However, the number of candidates who were absent slightly during the examinations increased from 6,272 in 2019 to 12,424 in 2020. This is an increase from 18 counties that registered more female than male candidates in 2019.
April 15, 2021 15:22 UTC
A new TV series to pick the next Chief Justice premiered this month and it’s expected to run for a few more days. If tasked to explain why they were running for office, almost all would have trouble explaining their motivation for joining in the fray. It is not surprising, therefore, that many are unable to mouth the word “conscientious,” as we have witnessed in past swearing-ins. This is not just because they did not attend good schools; many did not attend school at all. I’m not saying those screened for jobs at the Judiciary fare any better, but at least most can mouth the word “conscientious,” and most generally appear to have gone to school.
April 15, 2021 15:11 UTC
News about police suicides, attacks by police officers on colleagues and family members are on the rise. Within the first five days of January 2021, five police officers died in murder-suicide situations. Among the reasons given for the spike in these homicides and suicides are issues of policing within the Kenyan context. Many officers silently suffer under bad or unfair superiors due to the real-life consequences of reporting superiors. In response to the rising cases of murder-suicides within the police, NPS has embarked on an ambitious programme to sensitise all police officers in trauma healing and psychological wellbeing.
April 15, 2021 15:06 UTC
Via Twitter, Mutua, the self-proclaimed ‘moral cop’, explained he had watched the artist speak and that he sounds great but unfortunately fans could be cheering him to self-destruction with his “Acrobatics”. “I have a feeling that Embarambara is a danger to himself and that his fans could be cheering him to self-destruction. Is this style sustainable? I have a feeling that Embarambara is a danger to himself and that his fans could be cheering him to self destruction. Is this style sustainable?
April 15, 2021 15:00 UTC
They could not attend his wedding in 1947 as post-World War 2 tensions between England and Germany were still running high – but Prince Philip was adamant that in death his German side of the family should be properly represented. The late Duke of Edinburgh, who has German ancestry on his mother’s side, made it clear he wanted his “blood” relatives to be present at his funeral. They are Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden (50) and head of the House of Baden; Prince Donatus (54), head of the House of Hesse; and Philipp (51), prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She was a member of the Battenberg family, a branch of the German House of Hesse-Darmstadt. The duke was just a schoolboy when all his sisters married German aristocrats.
April 15, 2021 14:48 UTC
The Proteas being unable to defend a 200-plus target is nothing new for them. They've failed to do so five times and three of their failures feature in three of the five highest successful run chases. On Wednesday, Pakistan joined the West Indies, England (twice) and Australia in rendering SA's bowlers null and void. The Proteas have a grim history of being unable to defend 200-plus totals in T20 cricket, having done so five times. The West Indies hit 25 fours and 11 sixes to SA’s 18 fours and 12 maximums.
April 15, 2021 14:28 UTC
The extended family of former US President Barack Obama has asked the Kenyan government to help them bring back the body of their relative who passed on in the United Kingdom earlier this week. Grace Kezia Aoko Obama, who is the step-mother to the former US President, died on Wednesday after a long illness. And the deceased’s eldest son Malik has shared the family’s concerns that the current Covid-19 restrictions could hamper the burial plans. “We are appealing to the government to make it easy for us to bring mama home as soon as possible,”he said. Her death comes two weeks after the demise of her mother Sarah Obama.
April 15, 2021 14:26 UTC
The Tshwane Bus Service's operations have been suspended following a strike. The Tshwane Bus Service's (TBS) vehicles stopped operating on Thursday following a strike by employees, according to the City of Tshwane. Bokaba said the bus service remained suspended on Thursday, leaving thousands of commuters stranded. In the meantime, TBS management had scheduled another meeting with the unions in a bid to resolve the matter amicably. The Tshwane Bus Service will remain suspended until further notice.
April 15, 2021 13:52 UTC
A Medic administers a Covid-19 vaccineat Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council headquarters in Nairobi on March 31,2021 when the public gathered for the vaccine at the council.PHOTO|SILA KIPLAGATA Medic administers a Covid-19 vaccineat Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council headquarters in Nairobi on March 31,2021 when the public gathered for the vaccine at the council.PHOTO|SILA KIPLAGATPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has directed all teachers and school support staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine. According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha the decision to vaccinate all teachers will ensure schools are safe. “Today, the President has allowed us to ensure that all teachers will be allowed to take the Covid-19 vaccine irrespective of their age. According to the Ministry of Health, as of Wednesday 92,246 teachers had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. However, Macharia revealed that 15 primary teachers, 3 deputy headteachers and 8 head teachers had succumbed to Covid-19.
April 15, 2021 13:41 UTC
His liberalism was not about one party or one ideal, it flowed through the middle of public life, sometimes inclining to the left, sometimes to the right. But always centred on individual freedom, on the right to think and speak your mind, as long as you speak sense. But, try as he did, he ultimately thought he could not change South Africa. Fearless to the end, Jon stood for something, and that ideal permeated his conversations, his books, his life, and his ideas. In the end, Jon thought it had come to naught.
April 15, 2021 12:56 UTC
An aerial view of Kakuma 1 Refugee Camp located on the Kenya Somali Border on June 10, 2018. The camp is home to over 185,000 refugees from 19 different countries and under the management of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). An aerial view of Kakuma 1 Refugee Camp located on the Kenya Somali Border on June 10, 2018. The camp is home to over 185,000 refugees from 19 different countries and under the management of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). A Ugandan who fled to Kenya to escape homophobia and seek asylum and protection under the U.N. refugee agency has died.
April 15, 2021 12:31 UTC