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Hope Kid defends attending Busy Signal’s concert

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Hope Kid defends attending Busy Signal’s concert

- Where do we draw the line between secular and gospel? This was the question posed to reggae gospel artiste Hopekid The General by his fans. It came up after he was spotted at the Busy Signal concert last month at the KICC. “I know you guys are expecting me to lie but let me say this. I was there for the music and I can’t deny that I don’t know Busy Signal and I don’t know the music he does
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Coop Bank eyes SA fi rm Joint Venture

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Coop Bank eyes SA fi rm Joint Venture

- Co-operative Bank has received regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Kenya to embark on a Joint Venture with South Africa’s leasing company Super Group Limited. Through the partnership, the country’s second largest lender, by market share, is seeking to expand its asset base leveraging on major infrastructure projects, increased government acquisitions of equipment through leasing, exploration and mining activities in oil and gas subsectors
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Millennial’s investment in land, houses rises 20% every year

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Millennial’s investment in land, houses rises 20% every year

- The rate of millennials and especially young women investing in land and houses has been growing by 20 per cent annually since 2013, real estate industry players say. This trend is attributed to the growing population of young people who are forward-looking, armed with investments plans and who are money hungry. Property Reality Company chief executive Brian Gacari said at least 50 per cent of young people aged between 20 to 35 years have in one way or the other invested in the company’s assets, a majority of them being women
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Tags: Land | 
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Insurance firms shake Kenya’s financial sector with goodies

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Insurance firms shake Kenya’s financial sector with goodies

- Insurance firms in Kenya are rolling out innovative wealth management services to the public, promising higher returns and personal covers as added value, exerting pressure on the country’s banking sector currently facing competition from mobile money services. A classic example of this trend is exhibited by Britam Asset Managers, a company under Britam Holding that is offering personal and institutional financial services like unit trust funds, discretionary portfolio management, private wealth and diaspora financial services
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Tags: Finance |  Insurance | 
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Police gun down most wanted terrorist

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Police gun down most wanted terrorist

- Anti-terror police have shot dead wanted terrorist Hussein Said Omar in Bamburi, Mombasa. He was one of the Al Shabaab terrorists behind the Mpeketoni attack that claimed lives of more than 60 people in June 2014. Hussein Said Omar also known as Babli was a most wanted terror suspects who had been on the run since 2015. He engaged security personnel in a shootout from his hideout in Bamburi before he was overpowered by the anti-terror police who ambushed him following a tip off from the public
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Petition against Wajir governor, senator winners

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Petition against Wajir governor, senator winners

- A senator loser has filed a petition to the IEBC to nullify the results of the Wajir governor-elect and senator-elect, saying the election was not free and fair. In his petition, Adow Mohammed Abikar, who ran on the Kanu ticket, says the two won through "fraud, theft and coercion", and their wins do not reflect the will of Wajir voters. "The results declared by the IEBC show that I lost, narrowly, to Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali of Jubilee Party
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We demand to know Msando’s killers, why they took his life

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We demand to know Msando’s killers, why they took his life

- Chris Msando’s family Thursday demanded that his killers be named. Family members and politicians who attended the requiem mass for the former electoral commission ICT manager at Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi, said the Government is well able to investigate and unravel the mystery behind the killing. The investigations into Msando’s killing and that of his female companion on July 29 seem to have hit a dead end
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Nonini speaks out after best friend is arrested for drug trafficking

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Nonini speaks out after best friend is arrested for drug trafficking

- Kenyan rapper Nonini has spoken out after his best friend, Tanzanian Chidi Benz, who was arrested on Wednesday after being caught with heroin. Benz and six of his friends were caught in Ilala, Tanzania, and arrested after President John Magufuli’s government ordered police to raid the area. Speaking exclusively to Word Is, Nonini said: “I haven’t gotten in touch with him (Chidi), but I tried calling him in the morning, I couldn’t reach him
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I wasn’t deported, says gospel artiste Alemba

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I wasn’t deported, says gospel artiste Alemba

- With gospel artiste Alemba coming back home from the States after a very long time, rumours and talk-about-town is that the star was deported. In an exclusive interview with Kiss FM Chito Ndhlovu, Alemba denied he was deported, saying he came back voluntarily. He jokingly said that if his fans want him to just book a flight and go back there then return immediately, he is willing to, just so he can shut down the rumours
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Don’t waste time going to court, Kalembe told

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Don’t waste time going to court, Kalembe told

- Residents from Mavoko constituency have laughed off former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile’s threat to challenge the parliamentary results in court. They said Ndile should concede defeat and stop wasting people’s time and resources by filing a case. “Ndile was defeated in August 8 elections fair and square. He has no reason to petition the results. He will still lose the case even if he proceeds,” residents spokesperson Paul Mwendwa said
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Court will uphold Uhuru’s win – MP

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Court will uphold Uhuru’s win – MP

- NASA leader Raila Odinga's decision to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win at the Supreme Court is good, but it is "a little too late", Bura MP-elect Ali Wario (Jubilee) has said. On Wednesday, Raila said that with the raid on civil society organisations and determination to silence all voices that could seek legal redress, the coalition decided to move to the Supreme Court and lay before the world the making of a computer-generated leadership
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Poverty increases crime rate in urban areas

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Poverty increases crime rate in urban areas

- Crime exists everywhere in Kenya. As I write this, my family has not slept in peace since we were robbed at gunpoint by hooded young men. Why would a young energetic man rob fellow Kenyans instead of getting meaningful employment? In Kenya, crime is often perceived as a problem in areas with high poverty levels. This may be the case, but many other factors, such as unemployment, population density, minority population, age distribution and locality are correlated with crime and affect poverty
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Tags: Crimes |  Robberies | 
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State probe on AfriCOG and KHRC begins

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State probe on AfriCOG and KHRC begins

- The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) are Friday required to furnish the Government with details of their operations in the country. AfriCOG and KHRC officials are supposed to present their registration certificates, list of current board of directors or trustees, valid Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) tax compliance documentation and details of all bank accounts, including signatories' names
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Concede and save legacy Mt Kenya imams tell Raila

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Concede and save legacy Mt Kenya imams tell Raila

- The Mt Kenya region Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya has appealed to NASA leader Raila Odinga to concede defeat. The clerics said the election was free, fair and credible. They said Raila should avert chaos by accepting the results. Issuing plea at Majengo Mosque in Thika on Tuesday were regional coordinator Shabaan Bakari, Kiambu CIPK chairman Shuhaib Mohammed, Murang’a’s Awadh Ali and his Nyeri counterpart Jamil Hamza
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Governor-elect wants to stop prosecution over degree query

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Governor-elect wants to stop prosecution over degree query

- Taita Taveta Governor-elect Granton Samboja has moved to the High Court, seeking to stop the EACC and the DPP from prosecuting him over the authenticity of his academic papers. In the petition, Samboja wants the DPP to be stopped from arresting, charging and prosecuting him in relation to the matter of alleged forgery of academic certificates and using the same to gain admission into a Master’s Degree course at Kenyatta University
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Baba lost, but worry not as Baba Mdogo will hire you, Mandago tells ODM losers

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Baba lost, but worry not as Baba Mdogo will hire you, Mandago tells ODM losers

- Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago is considering hiring losers from the opposition who supported him. He said on Tuesday he received support both from NASA and Jubilee and his administration will accommodate all communities in the cosmopolitan county. Mandago and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi campaigned for Charles Okumu of ODM, who ran against Francis Muya of Jubilee, for Langas MCA. They also backed Andrew Sure who ran against JP’s Peter Chomba in Huruma ward
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  • Insurance firms shake Kenya’s financial sector with goodies
    Insurance firms shake Kenya’s financial sector with goodies

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    Insurance firms in Kenya are rolling out innovative wealth management services to the public, promising higher returns and personal covers as added value, exerting pressure on the country’s banking sector currently facing competition from mobile money services. A classic example of this trend is exhibited by Britam Asset Managers, a company under Britam Holding that is offering personal and institutional financial services like unit trust funds, discretionary portfolio management, private wealth and diaspora financial services
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Politics & Government

  • [VIDEO] Tourists throng Kilifi after election, hoteliers expecting more
    [VIDEO] Tourists throng Kilifi after election, hoteliers expecting more

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    The Tourism sector is thriving in some parts of Kilifi just a few days after the general election. In Watamu, hotels have begun receiving foreign tourists in large numbers. Jacaranda Beach Resort is already 70 per cent booked. /ALPHONCE GARI. . Resort chairman Pasqualle Tirito told journalists on Friday that they are expecting the figure to rise to 100 per cent, from September to December
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Sports

  • Mombasa set to host historic FKF annual general meeting
    Mombasa set to host historic FKF annual general meeting

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    Mombasa is set to host the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) the fifth Annual General Meeting for the very first time. This was stated in a circular dated Tuesday August 15, 2017 and signed by FKF Secretary General and CEO Robert Muthomi. “Pursuant to Article 26 (1), (2) (3) of the FKF Constitution, Notice is hereby given that the fifth Annual General Meeting of the Football Kenya Federation will be held on Saturday 14th October 2017 in Mombasa at 10:00am
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Business

  • op Bank seeks to diversify income as rate cap bites
    op Bank seeks to diversify income as rate cap bites

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    SUMMARY The bank’s net profit dropped by 10.81 per cent from Sh7.4 billion to Sh6.6 billion The lender wants to leverage on the Government’s appetite for leased equipment such as motor vehicles The Co-operative Bank has received regulatory approval to enter into a leasing business joint venture with a South African firm. The lender has partnered with Super Group Limited to offer leased equipment in exploration, infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, transport, and information technology
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Technology

  • Google is Testing Search Lite, a Data Friendly Version for Slow Networks
    Google is Testing Search Lite, a Data Friendly Version for Slow Networks

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    Since the eruption of apps being the way of life on smartphones, developers have piled on features upon features and have made these apps rather bloated. This is true for social networking apps and they only run well when you have good speeds and have powerful hardware under the hood of your smartphone. However, a lot of people out there cannot afford powerful smartphones and don’t have fast Internet speeds
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Health

  • TALES OF COURAGE: From heroin addict to radio king
    TALES OF COURAGE: From heroin addict to radio king

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    Today is like any other day for celebrated radio presenter Coco Sobo. He is headed to Mathare North Health Centre for his daily dose of methadone, a substitute drug for heroin and which reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the high associated with drug addiction. "Oh, it tastes awful!" he says, the grimace on his face giving once an idea of just how bad it tastes
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Family & Parenting

  • Shakue Kahale: I watched as my wife and children drowned one by one
    Shakue Kahale: I watched as my wife and children drowned one by one

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    The sole survivor of the Lamu boat tragedy has for the first time narrated his heart-rending experience as he watched his entire family drown in the Indian Ocean. Shakue Kahale Mwanati, his wife, four children, his sister and her three children, a friend’s child and his aunt, Timma Mwenye Ali, were travelling from Kizingitini to Lamu Island when their boat, MV Samaki, capsized on Sunday morning
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Society & Culture

  • Don’t frustrate NGOs, Kutuny tells coordination board
    Don’t frustrate NGOs, Kutuny tells coordination board

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    Cherangany MP-elect Joshua Kutuny (pictured) of Jubilee has urged the NGOs Coordination Board to stop frustrating civil society groups. He yesterday said the crackdown on rights and good governance NGOs will give the government a bad name internationally. Kutuny said NGOs are not a threat to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. He said civil society groups employ thousands of Kenyans and contribute to the economy so they should only be told to comply with the law, not closed
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Pay victims of Garissa market fire — Supkem
    Pay victims of Garissa market fire — Supkem

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    The national and county governments should compensate victims who lost their property in the mystery fire that razed sections of the Garissa open market on Thursday. This is according to the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims. Muslim clerics, led by Abdisalan Mohamed, yesterday said the market was a source of livelihoods to single mothers, widows and low-income earners, who have been worst-hit
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Celebrities call for peace after elections
    Celebrities call for peace after elections

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    Local celebrities have come out to support the community after skirmishes that erupted in various parts of Nairobi. Radio personality and musician Njambi Koikai, who was born and raised in Kawangware, has rallied behind families affected by post-election chaos by donating foodstuff and blankets. Koikai, who has remained vocal in calling for peace through her social media platforms, teamed up with former Starehe parliamentary aspirant Boniface Mwangi
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Education

  • Essentials Of A Flourishing Social Life While In University - Capital Campus
    Essentials Of A Flourishing Social Life While In University - Capital Campus

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    While preparing for your future and choosing a meaningful career are usually the main reasons people attend college, it’s also important to have a social life. You can’t and shouldn’t spend all your time behind your books. In fact, students who successfully integrate social activities into their lives usually have an easier time with academics. Stress Relief. Stress relief is one of the key benefits of having an active social life
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Travel & Recreation

  • Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity
    Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

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    Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost. This is according to a new report by ForwardKeys, which compares Nairobi’s trend to most of the other top 10 African Airports ranked by total scheduled capacity for August to , which are seeing more growth in international than in domestic capacity
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Law & Crime

  • Police gun down most wanted terrorist
    Police gun down most wanted terrorist

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    Anti-terror police have shot dead wanted terrorist Hussein Said Omar in Bamburi, Mombasa. He was one of the Al Shabaab terrorists behind the Mpeketoni attack that claimed lives of more than 60 people in June 2014. Hussein Said Omar also known as Babli was a most wanted terror suspects who had been on the run since 2015. He engaged security personnel in a shootout from his hideout in Bamburi before he was overpowered by the anti-terror police who ambushed him following a tip off from the public
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Life & Style

  • Senator-elect mum’s won’t quit ambulance driver job
    Senator-elect mum’s won’t quit ambulance driver job

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    The mother of Lamu Senator-elect Anwar Loitiptip says she will not quit her job as an ambulance driver, despite her son’s elevated status. Umi Kher Mohamed, 51, works at the Mpeketoni Subcounty Hospital and has been an ambulance driver for 15 years. She said she does not believe in throwing away a good job simply because another opportunity has arisen. “I’m proud of my son
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Media & Information

  • Uber issues safety guidelines to riders across East Africa – Kass Media Group
    Uber issues safety guidelines to riders across East Africa – Kass Media Group

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    Uber has launched a safety campaign that gives guidelines that encourage all users to take advantage of the company’s innovative technology that has enabled the app to foster the safety riders and drivers. The safety guidelines are now available to all users in Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Kampala. The safety guidelines highlight Uber’s commitment to creating simple, intuitive technology that not only makes the lives of riders and drivers easier, but also keeps everyone safe throughout their journeys
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Science & Nature

  • Invisible and ignored: Air pollution inside Nairobi homes
    Invisible and ignored: Air pollution inside Nairobi homes

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    Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The city’s poor air quality is evident in its congested streets where passenger vehicles, trucks and motorcycle taxis jostle for space while belching clouds of black smoke. Nairobi’s construction boom and practices like the burning of garbage only add to the levels of outdoor air pollutants. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that the level of fine particulate matter in the city’s outdoor air is 17 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3)
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