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Gor closer to lifting KPL title

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Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

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Chebukati blames politicians for Akombe’s resignation

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Kenya tense as poll commissioner quits

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Kenya protesters attack election training site

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Junet is lying, no plot to plant guns in Joho’s house, say cops

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Kenya vote chief says 'difficult' to have credible election

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Goalkeeping gaffe hands Man Utd win at Benfica - Capital Sports
Manchester United took a huge stride towards the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday, seeing off a toothless Benfica 1-0 to make it three wins out of three thanks to a goalkeeping howler. Marcus Rashford broke the deadlock midway through the second half when an inswinging free-kick from the left was carried over his line by teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar. Svilar, who became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Champions League game aged just 18 years and 52 days, caught the ball but in doing so stepped backwards over his line to gift United the lead   Read More ...
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10-man Barca cruise as club plead for Catalonia dialogue - Capital Sports
Barcelona shrugged off an early Gerard Pique red card and the distractions of a first match at the Camp Nou since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia to beat Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday. A Dimitrios Nikolaou own goal and second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and Lucas Digne ensured a comfortable evening for the hosts on the field, while the political tension sweeping across Catalonia was seen in the stands despite a low turnout due to torrential rain   Read More ...
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Kenyan Election Official Fears New Vote Won’t Be Credible
The death of Chris Msando, the electoral commission’s top digital security officer who was killed a week before the election, remains unsolved. And on Wednesday, an election commissioner resigned, citing death threats against her. “Ironically the very people — the political leaders — that are supposed to build the nation have become the greatest threat to the peace and stability of the nation,” the top election official, Wafula Chebukati, said Wednesday   Read More ...
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Gor closer to lifting KPL title
Gor Mahia inched closer to clinching their 16th Kenyan premier League title after beating Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 in one of the two Sportpesa premier league matches played Tuesday at Moi Stadium Kisumu. Jack Tuyisenge scored a first of his hatrick in the 11th minute before returning with his second 9 minutes later. The Rwanda forward scored his third of the game in the 34th minute to hand Kogallo a 3-0 halftime lead   Read More ...
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Africa to feed the globe by 2050 - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching
Africa could be the continent that will feed the world by 2050 when the world population is expected to reach 9 Billion. “Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050,” said Africa Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. Speaking during the Norman Borlaug Lecture the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr   Read More ...
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Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked
US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban before it could take effect this week. The policy targets Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. Previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, but were checked by the Supreme Court   Read More ...
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Kenya's IEBC chair will only oversee election if presidential candidates agree to meet with him
Wafula Chebukati says it is only the fulfilment of these conditions, that will guarantee the country a free, fair and credible election. Kenya’s IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, will only oversee next week's elections if the presidential candidates agree to a meeting with him and if some members of the commission's secretariat quit. Wafula Chebukati says it is only the fulfilment of these conditions, that will guarantee the country a free, fair and credible election   Read More ...
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Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller - Capital Sports
Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday. Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge. But Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov struck before half-time to spark a stirring fightback from the Serie A side   Read More ...
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Allow Kajiado residents to exploit gas find
I see no reason why we should not allow the locals to take the lead and be in control of their destiny.   Read More ...
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Plastic ban simplifies complex policy issue
Just like all the other jurisdiction where plastic bags ban have been imposed, policy establishments are yet to show an economic and environmental analysis that informs this policy decision.   Read More ...
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New app to make weather updates more accurate
Shaka said that unlike manual weather stations which take longer to provide weather updates, automatic ones can give real-time weather conditions which will be ideal for the app users keen on live updates.   Read More ...
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Finnish firm eyes thermal stations for cheaper gas-fired power
Finnish energy giant Wartsila is seeking to convert Kenya’s expensive thermal power plants to gas-fired power stations aimed at cutting electricity tariffs by half.   Read More ...
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Liquid Telecom to extend fibre in seven countries
Internet service provider Liquid Telecom Kenya is set to extend its fibre optic cables to seven neighbouring countries in a Sh618 million deal signed with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco).   Read More ...
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Garissa University set to get charter
Mr Kenyatta said the charter award to the institution, which was attacked by terrorists in 2015 leaving 148 dead, will be done in Nairobi due to the prevailing political situation.   Read More ...
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Car dealers delay imports as buyers stay off the market
Kenya Auto-Bazaar Association (Kaba) secretary Charles Munyori said second-hand dealers were grappling with deferred sales as many prospective buyers adopted a wait-and-see attitude while most banks were unwilling to finance purchase for salaried employees.   Read More ...
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Shortage of cane cuts sugar production 49 per cent
Kenya produces about 600,000 tonnes a year, compared with annual consumption of 870,000 tonnes. The sugar deficit is usually covered by stringently controlled imports from Comesa.   Read More ...
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Chebukati blames politicians for Akombe’s resignation
NAIROBI, KENYA: Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati has praised Roselyn Akombe, the commissioner who resigned early Wednesday. Akombe was the head of operations committee at the Electoral body, a duty which Chebukati says she discharged diligently. According to Chebukati, Akombe discharged the duty with no purposes but for the love of her country and urge to see democracy thrive in Kenya   Read More ...
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Kenya tense as poll commissioner quits
One of Kenya's eight election commissioners Wednesday morning quit, issuing a stinging statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying the upcoming presidential election cannot be credible. New Vision TV offers analyzed news content on trending stories in Uganda, be it politics, business, and the day today life This is broadcast in various shows such as The daily News bulletin, the hourly news updates, the business show called The Handshake and Music News show. Since Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, New Vision TV has a show that broadcasts Uganda’s beauty called the Pearl of Africa. https://www   Read More ...
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Jirongo wants freed from bankruptcy to run for president next week
Mr Jirongo’s lawyer said the suit which led to the bankruptcy order did not fully comply with the law establishing the bankruptcy proceedings.   Read More ...
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Wanjigi raid reveals Uhuru, Raila deals
Mr Wanjigi was a wanted man since Monday until his lawyers rushed to court on Tuesday and secured an anticipatory bail barring police from arresting him. He accused the police of disregarding the law.   Read More ...
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Atletico Champions League bid suffers blow in Azerbaijan - Capital Sports
Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of reaching the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku. It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time   Read More ...
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Retail success requires relationships
One of the greatest retail success stories in the world, that has prospered for over a century, is now facing down new retail giants. Very soon, online shopping portals Amazon, Alibaba and eBay will command 40 per cent of global e-commerce. Like every retail operation, the John Lewis Partnership is assessing how much emphasis to put behind traditional channels (stores) and online   Read More ...
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Zarika all set to defend title against Phiri
Kenya’s World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight women’s champion Fatuma Zarika has promised to teach Catherine Phiri a boxing lesson when she defends her title later this year. Speaking from his training base in Las Vegas ahead of her title defence on November 2 in Nairobi, Zarika said the Zambian will kiss the canvas in the early stages of the fight   Read More ...
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Governor Francis Kimemia regrets Nyandarua losing Nyahururu town to Laikipia County
Nyandarua, Kenya: Nyandarua County governor Francis Kimemia has said all arms of his government are still grappling with the loss Nyahururu town to the neighboring Laikipia County. “At a time when other counties enjoyed huge infrastructure at their disposal, inherited mainly from defunct local authorities, Nyandarua had none of these as our facilities were locked up in Nyahururu town - the former district headquarters - which was transferred to Laikipia County,” he said   Read More ...
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Kenya election chief casts doubt on 'free, fair' poll
Nairobi - Kenya's polls chief cast doubt on Wednesday on his organisation's ability to hold a credible vote next week, pointing to internal divisions and interference by both major parties. In the latest bombshell to hit the presidential election, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief Wafula Chebukati lambasted political leaders and his staff just hours after another commissioner announced her resignation after fleeing to New York   Read More ...
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Kenya protesters attack election training site
Nairobi - Protesters in western Kenya have thrown chairs and destroyed tents where a training camp was being set up for officials to prepare for this month's presidential election. The protest in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu city came shortly after a top Kenya election official resigned, saying the vote just eight days away "cannot meet the basic expectations of a credible election   Read More ...
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Luhyas angry at Raila for targeting ‘their son’ Chiloba
A section of members of the Luhya community living in Mombasa have decamped from NASA saying they will support President Uhuru Kenyatta's reelection bid. They said they were unhappy with NASA leader Raila Odinga for pushing to 'sacrifice their son’ - IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba - for election blunders. Raila has called for daily demonstrations to push out Chiloba and force reforms at the electoral commission   Read More ...
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Resigning IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe was one of the most visible election managers
The eleventh day of August 2017 was a tense one for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission bigshots. Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati was under pressure to declare Uhuru Kenyatta as president-elect. NASA was also on the man’s case warning that a declaration without processing all the results was null and avoid. The tension was palpable. You could have heard a ballot drop   Read More ...
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Kenya electoral head says fair election can't be guaranteed next week
Opposition is protesting Oct. 26 do-over, saying sufficient changes haven't made since August vote By Duncan Miriri, Katharine Houreld, Thomson Reuters Posted: Oct 18, 2017 1:37 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017 1:37 PM ET Related Stories The head of Kenya's election commission said Wednesday he could not guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues   Read More ...
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How to gauge employee commitment at work
Such situations encompass what researchers call low organisation commitment. Employees hold varying degrees of low to high commitment to their organisations in the following three ways.   Read More ...
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Junet is lying, no plot to plant guns in Joho’s house, say cops
Police yesterday denied claims they intend to plant illegal weapons in one of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s houses in a bid to clamp down NASA financiers. Coast regional police commandant Larry Kieng dismissed social media reports that a multi-agency team raided a house owned by Joho’s brother Abubakar Joho in Nyali on Monday night intending to arrest him. Kieng said the allegations by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed were unfounded and aimed at inciting and creating unnecessary political tension   Read More ...
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Kenya's opposition leader calls mass protests on election day
Nairobi - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called on Wednesday for mass protests on the day of the October 26 presidential election, in which he has refused to take participate. " Protests will go on, on the 26th (there) will be the biggest demonstrations in the whole country," he told a rally of thousands of supporters in a suburb of Nairobi   Read More ...
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Kenya vote chief says 'difficult' to have credible election
NAIROBI, Kenya - It is “difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election” in Kenya's fresh presidential vote just eight days away despite “full technical preparedness,” the head of the election commission said Wednesday as another wave of uncertainty swept through East Africa's largest economy. Wafula Chebukati spoke hours after a top Kenyan electoral official resigned and fled to the United States, saying the election on Oct   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Votes |  Voting | 
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Kenyan election official flees to U.S. in fear for her life, saying new election will not be fair
A repeat presidential election in Kenya due next week was plunged into crisis Wednesday when senior electoral officials spoke out against threats and interference from politicians, and a senior electoral commissioner fled to the U.S. citing death threats. With a new election due in just over a week, after the Supreme Court nullified the Aug. 8 election, Kenyans learned that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has been facing anonymous threats and toxic political interference   Read More ...
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Group to petition UN to compel Raila to vie
A political movement dubbed Coalition for Political Progress has vowed to present a petition to the UN Complex, Gigiri, compelling NASA to participate in the October 26 repeat election. The group officials said they will hold peaceful demos at the UN offices, where they will present the petition to the UN Security Council. They spoke at a press conference at White Rhino Hotel in Nyeri Town on Monday   Read More ...
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Upcoming TECNO Phantom 8 Spotted in the Wild
The upcoming TECNO Phantom 8 leaks are not slowing down and the latest to hit our inbox is one that purports that the new Phantom is a “thing of pure beauty.” According to the leak in our possession, the Phantom 8 features a slick, luxury design that “radiates light and has been developed with extreme precision.” Phantom 8’s design is said to exude elite fashion, “so you can be truly proud to take your pocket’s new best friend anywhere you go   Read More ...
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Auditor General raises queries over Sh1.8bn ferry acquisition
Kenya Ferry Services irregularly awarded tenders for the supply of the two passenger ferries worth Sh1.86 billion, the Auditor General has claimed. The auditor general's scrutiny of Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) financial statement for the year ended June 20, 2016 shows that it awarded the tender to a bidder who was ranked fourth at the technical valuation stage and did not meet the required standard among other anomalies   Read More ...
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KRA seeks to replace Simba System with Integrated Customs Management System
The Kenya Revenue Authority is ready to roll out its new customs system next week. The Integrated Customs Management System (ICMS) will replace the Simba System from Wednesday next week. The Kenya Revenue Authority's (KRA) Commissioner for Customs and Border Control, Julius Musyoki, warned in a notice yesterday that importers and exporters who will not have migrated their operations to the new system risk being locked out of the country’s major entry points   Read More ...
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More guns seized in 30-hour siege on tycoon's premises
A 30-hour police siege on the premises of businessman Jimi Wanjigi seized six licensed guns and 600 bullets. The weapons included an M4 rifle, three Glock pistols and a Smith and Wesson pistol. The weapons were seized from Wanjigi’s palatial home Muthaiga in the operation that started on Monday morning. Mr Wanjigi was not at home at the time of the seizure but his family produced a licence that showed he was permitted to own the weapons   Read More ...
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Man detained over threats to shoot protesters during NASA demos
Police have arrested a 31-year-old man who posted a message on Facebook calling for the shooting of protesters during anti-IEBC demonstrations. David Ochieng Omondi was arrested while he was in his house in Githurai, Nairobi on Tuesday. The suspect posted the messages on Facebook, accompanied by a picture of himself holding an AK47 rifle saying he would “take down as many people as possible” during the protests   Read More ...
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