A senior BBC broadcast journalist, Anthony Makokha, has been poached by KTN News. Makokha will be going to KTN as the new Audio Visual Managing Editor. He will be leading a team supporting digital, radio, TV, print and outdoor campaigns at the Standard group. A senior BBC broadcast journalist, Anthony Makokha who is soon leaving for KTN News FacebookMakokha's last working day at BBC will be on April 28, 2021. On the other hand, at Standard, he introduced and set up Live TV streaming at KTN as well as live Twitter feeds on air.
April 15, 2021 11:54 UTC
Celebrated Citizen TV anchor Jamila Mohammed has recounted her experience surviving a bombing incident in Mogadishu. She had accompanied the then Foreign Minister Sam Ongeri for a meeting with Somalia's President at the time, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. "At one time, I was at a hotel in Mogadishu when a bomb explosion occurred at the hotel. At the time, as quoted by Arab News and Thomson Reuters Foundation, Jamila had narrated that she saw a man shooting as he stormed the hotel. The attack occurred just two days after Mohamud was elected president in the country's first presidential vote.
April 15, 2021 11:47 UTC
Eskom’s inability to provide enough power to drive the economy as demand picks up, coupled with the government’s sluggish pace of procuring new generation capacity, looks set to thwart South Africa’s fragile recovery after the coronavirus pandemic in the months ahead. Despite the best efforts of its new leadership, the state-owned entity’s stepped-up maintenance programme has failed to restore Eskom’s ageing fleet of coal-fired plants to the point where they can provide a stable supplyof electricity, and several of them are due to be decommissioned by 2030. At the same time, design flaws at the two new plants which were to have provided power to a growing economy – Medupi and Kusile– are proving difficult to correct, and they are not performing as expected, adding to the maintenance burden as old units elsewhere unexpectedly break down.
April 15, 2021 11:26 UTC
As the countdown begins until we see Friends stars Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe on our screens again for their long-awaited reunion special, here’s everything we know so far. The special is set to debut in May. Filming wrapped on 10 April with an announcement on the official Friends Instagram account: “That’s a wrap! Old setFilming took place on the original Friends set – Stage 24 of the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank, Los Angeles – where the sitcom was filmed from 1994 to 2004. Matt last year told talk-show host Kelly Clarkson there’ll be a lot of reminiscing.
April 15, 2021 11:23 UTC
Ben Stokes has become the first England cricketer to be named the prestigious Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World twice since it came into being in 2004. The New Zealand-born star averaged 58.27 in Tests, including 120 against South Africa and 176 against West Indies, while his 19 wickets came at an average of just 18.73. The award may boost his spirits after he was ruled out of the lucrative Indian Premier League on Tuesday due to a broken finger. England batsmen Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley, Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan and former West Indies captain Jason Holder join Stevens on the 2021 list. Holder is acknowledged for being "a giant both on and off the field" last summer when West Indies toured England during the coronavirus lockdown.
April 15, 2021 11:03 UTC
Candidates who sat the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will know their results this afternoon. Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, will announce the results at 2pm at the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) headquarters in Nairobi after presenting them to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The candidates wrote the examinations last month after the school calendar was interrupted last year by the long closure occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of candidates, especially, in public schools went without instruction after schools were closed in March. After the official announcement of the results, candidates will get their results by sending their index number to SMS code 20076.
April 15, 2021 10:59 UTC
Source: Getty ImagesAt the height of his career, the former Auxerre goalscorer received a lucrative KSh 890 million offer to switch allegiance from Harambee Stars to the Arab nation. At the time the Qatar rumours were at their peak, the former Gor Mahia man signed a four-year contract with the French Ligue 1 team Nantes, worth $3.7 million (KSh 281 million) in 2005. He, however, also stated that if the offer would have come from Europe, he would definitely have gone for it. Regardless, Oliech went on to have a handsome career, playing for the likes of Nantes, Ajaccio and Dubai CSC. Contact Tuko.co.ke instantlySource: Tuko.co.ke
April 15, 2021 10:55 UTC
The Kenyan relatives of former US President Barack Obama have asked the government to make a special exemption and help them bury his UK-based step-mother in Kenya. Grace Kezia Aoko Obama died on Wednesday, April 14 in the UK after undergoing health-related complications related to old age. Grace's eldest son, Malik Obama, said that although there were restrictions due to Covid-19 they hoped the government would find a way to grant them passage so that they are able to bury her. The matter is likely to be complicated by the diplomatic row that is brewing between Kenya and the UK where Grace died. The Obama family stated that they had received information of Grace's hospitalization on the same day Mama Sarah Obama died on March 29, 2021.
April 15, 2021 10:41 UTC
Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau has been named in a 40-man preliminary U23 South Africa squad for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo later this year. SA U23 head coach David Notoane announced the preliminary squad at SAFA House in Johannesburg on Thursday. Tau, 26-years-old, is one of seven over the age of 23 players selected in the 40-man squad. Notoane will only be allowed to take three players older than 23 to Japan in his final squad. The coach is expected to trim his squad to 23 players during national camp in June.
April 15, 2021 10:18 UTC
Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime and her musician boyfriend Abraham Tukahiirwa alias Skylanta are expecting their first child together. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kansiime Anne (@kansiime256_)The comedian just celebrated her 34th birthday on April 13. Kansiime and Skylanta started dating in 2018 after she parted ways with her ex-husband, Gerald Ojuok, in 2017. Congratulations Anne and Sky.”Blessednjugush wrote, “Well done and congratulations watuz!! Congratulations mommy Kansiime Anne!
April 15, 2021 10:18 UTC
Former Tahidi High actor Bernard Mwangi, popularly known as Mr Mweposi has opened up about his long battle with depression and alcoholism. The father of three says things started changing when he joined the popular Tahidi High show that aired on citizen tv because of societal expectations. His attributes his massive weight loss to his battle with high blood pressure and diabetes. This comes a month after Kenyans of goodwill came to the rescue of former Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia alias Omosh after a heart-breaking story of how he had hit rock bottom went viral. Read: Compassionate Kenyans overwhelm ex-Tahidi High actor Omosh with kindness
April 15, 2021 09:22 UTC
A Canadian lawmaker left red-cheeked after appearing stark naked on a House of Commons Zoom conference call has apologized to his colleagues. William Amos, a Liberal MP, was caught covering his nether regions with a mobile phone and in a state of nature between the flags of Quebec and Canada when his laptop camera turned on during the virtual session. “My camera was accidentally left on as I changed into work clothes after going for a jog. His mishap was only shown on an internal House of Commons feed, leaving the Canadian public initially unaware that one of their representatives had turned up in his birthday suit. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who leads Amos’ Liberal party, is yet to comment on the incident.
April 15, 2021 08:37 UTC
Nakamba made his influence felt at home after he paid school fees for 1 000 students through his Marvelous Nakamba Foundation. Photo by Neville WilliamsSource: Getty ImagesThrough his Marvelous Nakamba Foundation, the Aston Villa man revealed he was targeting the needy and underprivileged in his country. Since 1000 pupils are set to benefit from the foundation, Nakamba is aiming higher as he aims to benefit 100000 children by the end of 2021. “We hope this gesture will go a long way in helping not only the students that benefited but also come as a relief to parents or guardians who have been struggling to raise school fees. The foundation was founded in 2019 with the aim of aiding underprivileged children in Zimbabwe as Nakamba sought to help children overcome the hardships he went through himself growing up.
April 15, 2021 08:35 UTC
Part of the arms and ammunition cache found in Dagoretti. PHOTO | DCIPart of the arms and ammunition cache found in Dagoretti. PHOTO | DCIDetectives from the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) on Wednesday arrested two women and recovered a cache of firearms in a city house. The two suspects, mother and daughter were arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers at Racecourse in Dagoretti Corner, Nairobi where they live. The recovered cache of arms and ammunition included an M4 sniper rifle, four pistols, a close-quarter Uzi automatic submachine gun and an assortment of over 3,700 rounds of ammunition of different caliber.
April 15, 2021 06:56 UTC
Environmental activist Anthony Njugi assesses the extent of deforestation at the Subukia Shrine in Nakuru County. Richard Maosi I Nation Media GroupEnvironmental activist Anthony Njugi assesses the extent of deforestation at the Subukia Shrine in Nakuru County. The sacred place is now threatened by deforestation from illegal logging and encroachment by area residents. When the Nation visited the shrine on Tuesday, it established that charcoal business and illegal logging thrive in sections of the shrine, threatening to deplete the forest cover. Relevant State agencies, the Nakuru County Government and the Catholic Church that runs the shrine, have all been silent,” he said.
April 15, 2021 06:56 UTC