Uhuru on CNN: I had no links with Cambridge Analytica

President Uhuru Kenyatta has come out strongly to deny any ties with the controversial marketing research firm Cambridge Analytica. His comment contradicts that of Jubilee’s David Murathe last month that Cambridge Analytica was “basically branding and all that” during the 2013 and 2017 General Elections. Speaking during an exclusive interview with CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour that … Continue reading Uhuru on CNN: I had no links with Cambridge Analytica

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Kenyans on Twitter demand for the arrest of FKF president, Nick Mwendwa

Kenyans om social media have called for the arrest of Riverbank director and associates, citing massive corruption and deep-rooted fraud. According to contract papers seen by eDaily, Riverbank approaches county governments purporting to be working with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Riverbank then promises that it will work with FKF to build stadiums and digitize revenue […]

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Arsene Wenger to leave club at end of season

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign at the club. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with …

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Man who slapped Nyeri poll observer arrested

Police yesterday arrested a man caught on video slapping an election observer during Ruguru Ward by-election in Nyeri on Wednesday. Mathira West police chief Kiptoo Birgen said the suspect had been released on a Sh10,000 cash bail awaiting prosecution. “We are waiting for the victim, Martha Miano, to submit a P3 report before any charges …

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C-sections a cash cow for medics?

Reuben Mwambingu @reubenmwambingu Could some doctors and hospitals be recommending birth through Caesarean section (CS) to mint money from their patients and insurance companies? The government fears so. Head of Preventive and Promotive Health at the Ministry of Health Dr Peter Cherutich yesterday raised the red flag over the “acute rise” in number of CS …

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Schools offering holiday tuition to face disciplinary action

Robin Obino and Henry Andanje @PeopledailyKe The Education Ministry will take disciplinary action against teachers defying the ban on holiday tuition. The ministry expressed concern that many schools in Kakamega and Busia counties are still offering holiday tuition despite the ban. In a letter to headteachers, Kakamega East sub-county education officer Didacus Odhiambo warned those …

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Murang’a folks now trap, feast on monkeys

Milliam Murigi @millymur1 When I first heard that residents of Makuyu, Murang’a county, had decided to feast on monkeys that have been making their lives hell on earth, I was sceptical. Central Kenya residents are largely selective when it comes to foods, mostly sticking to what is locally familiar. Many who have taken to fish-farming …

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Cuba picks new leader for post-Castro tenure

Havana, Thursday Cuba’s parliament has picked Raúl Castro’s right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family’s long rule. Castro took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. An improvement in relations with the US which began under Barack Obama has been partially reversed since Donald Trump …

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Appellate court adjourns St Mary’s hospitals case

Roy Lumbe @lumbe_roy An appeal by American priest Dr Bill Fryda seeking to quash a decision by the High Court ordering him to surrender the multi-billion shilling St Mary’s Mission hospitals to a group of Catholic nuns’ yesterday failed to proceed after the nun’s lawyer failed to appear in court. The matter which had been …

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IEBC trio yet to formally resign, say authorities

Irene Githinjiand Mwangi Willy @PeopleDailyKe The resignation of three electoral commission members earlier this week remained shrouded in mystery yesterday after it emerged they are yet to hand in their resignation letters as per the law. IEBC vice chair Consolata Nkatha-Maina and commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya announced their resignation on Monday citing poor …

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Paradox of thirsty city amid floods everywhere

Bernard Gitau @benagitau Nairobi residents are certainly living in interesting but incomprehensibly annoying times— the paradox of water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! The onset of the rains had brought hopes that the pain and inconvenience of rationing —or total lack— following a prolonged drought was over. And boy, have the rains …

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Dons union sues Amina for contempt

Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) has sued Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and six other persons for contempt of court for allegedly not providing them with a counter-proposal. The union claims the CS has declined to participate in the mediation process, adding that she has also refused to authorise a counter-proposal being made. “She made …

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Unsung Heroes: Philip Wesa celebrated for carrying disabled girl up the Aberdare ranges

An ordinary act of kindness may not only save a life but also go a long way in making another person happy and contented. This is a case for Philip Wesa, a Kenya Wildlife Service Ranger at the Aberdare National Park whose act of kindness sparked off  widespread reaction on social media with many praising him for his …

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Requiem mass held for 8 victims who perished in Narok

A requiem mass was Thursday held for eight victims who died after the bus they were traveling in plunged into a river along the Kisii – Narok road last week. Led by Nyamira Governor John Nyangarama leaders who attended the ceremony pledged to assist the bereaved families in settling  hospital bills and funeral expenses for victims of the …

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