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Fintech SMEs to drive 72% of bank innovation

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Stop incitement, ex-woman rep Chizudga tells NASA

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2 more doors, headlamp found in L Nakuru copter crash search

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Ol Kalou girls tricked into horrendous night of FGM by their mother

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Is Kenyan football back from its deathbed?

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Joy of taxi driver as daughter scores 423 marks

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NSE partners with Dubai bourse to form Sukuk
The Nairobi Securities Exchange has partnered with Nasdaq Dubai to facilitate the development of a Sukuk sector in Kenya. A Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two exchanges will see both collaborate to assist the Kenyan government, government entities and private businesses issue and list Sukuk on the Nairobi Bourse. “Nasdaq Dubai looks forward to supporting the Nairobi Securities Exchange, the Kenyan government and the country’s capital markets community as they develop a thriving Sukuk sector,” Nasdaq Dubai chief executive Hamed Ali said during the signing   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi | 
Petitions against MPs Katana and Chonga struck out
The Malindi High Court yesterday struck out two petitions challenging the election of MPs in Kilifi county. Two more Members of Parliament from Kilifi County were on Tuesday cleared by the high court which struck petitions filed against them by Jubilee party. High Court Judge Dorah Chepkwony dismissed petitions against Kaloleni MP Paul Katana and Kilifi South's Ken Chonga. The two petitions had been filed by voters   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kilifi |  Malindi | 
New software to digitise tenant management
A Nairobi-based software development firm has introduced a new software to assist landlords and property managers to manage properties, tenants and leases digitally. The firm, Kodisher Solution, says the software is a web-based application aimed at enhancing efficiency in the real estate and property industry. While using the platform, the landlords are required to create accounts on the system after which they can add and manage properties, tenants and leases   Read More ...
Categories: Technology | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Medics and chemists collude to defraud patients, says Wairia
Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria has threatened to sack medical superintendents of local hospitals over lack of drugs and laboratory services. The governor who conducted an impromptu tour of Murang’a general hospital which is the county referral hospital was shocked to find hundreds of patients who had been referred to private labs and pharmacies. Patients complained that the hospital lacked basic drugs like de-wormers and that they are reffered to specific pharmacies and labs for tests and medication   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
How cloud makes businesses smarter and more secure
Over the past few years, most organisations have begun to incorporate cloud into their operations, gathering insights from large amounts of data that help them achieve key business outcomes. In fact, cloud traffic is expected to increase almost four times by 2020. Simultaneously, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to reach $267 billion in the same period. This combination results in unprecedented volumes of data, which can easily become unmanageable   Read More ...
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Fintech SMEs to drive 72% of bank innovation
Financial technology startups, commonly known as fintechs, will be responsible for 72 per cent of financial innovations in the next three years, a new industry report shows. This is as a result of a rise in emerging technologies and crypto currencies that pose a threat on operations and efficient service delivery to the sector. The report by KPMG illustrate that 57 per cent of financial institutions are of the view that fintech is the greatest source of disruption   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Stop incitement, ex-woman rep Chizudga tells NASA
Kwale Jubilee supporters have termed NASA’s parallel plan of swearing-in of Raila Odinga as president incitement. Speaking on Wednesday at Ukunda, former Kwale Woman Representative Zainab Chidzuga said the party is mobilising followers to cause violence. “It’s unconstitutional to swear in two people as President. NASA has lost the numbers and now they are looking for ways to remain relevant,” she said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Ukunda | 
2 more doors, headlamp found in L Nakuru copter crash search
Divers are looking for the two remaining bodies from the Lake Nakuru chopper crash that happened on October 21. Forty divers have been combing the waters 12 hours a day. On Wednesday evening, the team recovered two more doors and a headlamp of the helicopter. “So far, we have recovered a total of four doors and two pairs of clothes believed to be of male adults,” Pius Mwachai, the National Disaster Management Centre assistant director, said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nakuru |  Nakuru |  Lake Nakuru | 
Words don’t make a good lawyer
It was the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Conduct of Attorney General Mr Charles Njonjo, chaired by Justice Cecil Miller, that first drew my interest in the legal profession. The coverage of the commission’s proceedings was verbatim. I noticed something peculiar in the English the lawyers and the presiding judges spoken as I read the three daily newspapers at the time (1983) – Daily Nation, the East African Standards and Kenya Times – in our school library   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Lawyers |  Judicial Officers |  Judges |  Practice of Law | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Loitiptip's victory on the rocks
The IEBC yesterday confirmed that senatorial election results in Lamu county had arithmetic errors and there were errors in some polling stations in the total number of valid votes cast.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Lamu | 
Sugar to cost more in December due to cane shortage
Kenyans are likely to pay more for sugar in December festive season as millers in the country are operating below 50 per cent of their grinding capacity caused by sugarcane shortage.   Read More ...
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I got more votes than Jakoyo, I didn’t bribe and there were no illegalities, says Odhiambo
Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo has dismissed claims by former MP Jakoyo Midiwo that the election was marred with irregularities and illegalities. Odhiambo was testifying in petition challenging his victory yesterday. “According to Midiwo’s own tally, l garnered 34,583 votes and he followed a distance second with 29,703 votes,” Odhiambo said. Odhiambo laughed off claims that Midiwo’s victory in the August 8 General Election was stolen, saying numbers don’t lie   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Gem | 
Police colluding with drug traffickers, aiding gangs, Likoni MP Mboko says
Police in Likoni are colluding with drug traffickers in the illegal business, MP Mishi Mboko has said. Mboko said criminal gangs in are a result of drugs, which are sold to teenagers in the open and under the watch of the police officers. Gangs such as the Watalia, Young Turks and Wajukuu wa Bibi have been terrorising residents in Likoni, sometimes even during the day   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Likoni | 
Ol Kalou girls tricked into horrendous night of FGM by their mother
At 3pm on Saturday, the mother of two Ol Kalou girls aged 13 and 11 told them to prepare to visit their grandmother. At 8pm, the minors were blindfolded and led to the back of the house where they were pushed to the ground. Their mother and other people held their hands and legs as the old woman circumcised them with a pair of scissors   Read More ...
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Is Kenyan football back from its deathbed?
Two years ago, the reign of Sam Nyamweya as the Football Kenya Federation came to an end. A hurricane of sorts, led by Nick Mwendwa under ‘Team Change’, had convinced all and sundry that it was time to head to the labour wards, with expectations of a newborn football landscape to boot. It was massive. Nyamweya fought until the bitter end, but on election day, inside a packed Moi, Kasarani Indoor Arena, he threw in the proverbial towel   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
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Mwingi residents living in the bush, fear Somali herders
Mwingi residents are living in the bush amid tension after the National Police Reservists were disarmed two weeks ago. The disarmament was informed by the death of two Somali herders. The NPRs have hardly completed one year after they were brought in the area by then Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, former MPs John Munuve (Mwingi North) and Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central)   Read More ...
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Is Sh300 million Uhuru swearing-in necessary in troubled Kenya?
Is Sh300 million too much for President Uhuru Kenyatta's second coronation? This was the big question on Friday after head of public service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the figure and assured there would be no wastage. The ceremony will take place at Kasarani stadium next Tuesday and guests will include Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kinyua, who is also State House chief of staff, said the money was enough for the function but some Kenyans feel it could have been assigned to key sectors   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 235, state declares three days of mourning
Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning after attack on north Sinai mosque killed at least 235 people on Friday, state television said. Suspected militants launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in North Sinai province, the state news agency says. Witnesses told Egyptian media it happened in the town of Bir al-Abed near al-Arish during prayers. Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers, AP reported   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Mourning | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  N Africa |  Egypt | 
Kenya's Bryan Khaemba elected EA judges association secretary general
A Kenyan magistrate has been elected the secretary general of the East African Magistrates and Judges Association. Bryan Khaemba, a senior resident magistrate at Kiambu Law Courts, was elected at the end of the EAMJA annual meeting inb Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting kicked off on Wednesday and ended on Friday. Khaemba, who is the current SG of the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association, will take over from Uganda's Jessica Chemeri and serve for two years   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Judicial Officers |  Judges |  Magistrates | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
FGM still rife in Marakwet despite ban and drives against cruel crime
Female genital mutilation persists in Marakwet despite a ban in 2011 and vigorous campaigns against it by government agencies and NGOs. The forthcoming holiday season is traditionally time for the cut as girls are out of school and can heal. Disturbing revelations indicate girls demand to undergo the outlawed rite because of peer pressure, ridicule and ostracism. Women too willingly undergo the cut for fear of being ostracised, even attacked   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Court stops Nakumatt case over Garden City row
The High Court has stopped the Nakumatt Holdings suit proceedings after it received an order from the Court of Appeal. Justice Joseph Onguto granted the application after Garden City Retail Limited applied to be enjoined in the matter as one of the creditors. Last week, Justice Onguto defied the orders and gave a ruling on Nakumatt operating under administration where he rejected their application   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts | 
Places: Kenya | 
Joy of taxi driver as daughter scores 423 marks
Businesses came to a standstill in Limuru town Wednesday when one of the local taxi drivers daughter was announced to have topped in one of the school’s with 423 in the KCPE. They drove her around the streets, market place before going to school, with traders and residents clapping for her with others asking what was happening. The taxi driver Joram Muchiri and her daughter Maureen Wangu were placed on the rooftop of a Toyota Probox, and the taxi’s and boda boda motorcycles in the procession   Read More ...
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Mombasa bans hawking of food, water to contain cholera
A cholera outbreak in Mombasa has been contained two days after a mother and her child died. Health CEC Hazel Koitaba said the department of health and public sanitation has, as a preventive measure, banned hawking of food and bottled water in the county. "All companies in the sector (bottled water) are hereby directed to immediately present themselves and deposit their KEBS certification with the department failure to which punitive action will be taken against them including withdrawal of their products from the market and the risk of a total ban," Koitaba said in a statement on Friday   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Sarova MD Jaideep Vohra killed in road accident
Sarova Hotels Managing Director Jaideep Vohra has died in a road accident. Details about the accident remain sketchy but preliminary reports say the accident happened near Emali town Friday afternoon. It was the second accident to happen at the black spot; 11 people died there on Wednesday night. Wildlife Direct CEO Paula Kahumbu mourned Vora's death in a tweet saying lack of road safety is robbing the country of some of its best   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Awendo boda boda riders burn TZ-bound truck for hitting and killing their colleague
Migori boda boda riders yesterday burnt down a second truck within days after another accident left one of them dead in Awendo. Kokuro centre riders using the Migori-Kisii highway burnt down the Tanzania-bound vehicle after it hit and killed their colleague — Ouma Olum, 20. Enoch Rangile said the rider died on the spot and the driver parked the vehicle and attempted to ran away   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Bahati used my money to wed Diana Marua — trader
Businessman Benson Thuranira has backed up his claims that singer Bahati, who is his neighbour, conned him of over Sh200,000, which he says the singer used to foot his wedding bills. Based on M-Pesa and bank records in our possession, Bahati was given over Sh300,000 by Benson. Benson told Word Is that he has also bailed the singer out on his high electricity and pay-TV monthly bills   Read More ...
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Appeals court saves sections of CDF Act, MPs to correct errors in 12 months
The National Assembly got a reprieve on Friday after the Court of Appeal ruled that only some sections of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act, 2013, are unconstitutional. The entire CDF Act was declared unconstitutional in 2015. Judges Erastus Githinji, Hannah Okwengu and GBM Kariuki ruled that Sections 24(3)(c), 24 (3)(f) and Section 37 (1) (a) of the CDFA violate the principle of separation of powers   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Appeals court | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Kusu demands Masinde Muliro VC resign over abuse of office allegations
Kusu yesterday demanded the immediate resignation of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology vice chancellor Frederick Otieno. Union officials accused Otieno of harassment, transfer, suspension and unfair treatment of workers involved in investigations into the abuse of office claims. Otieno is also accused of embezzling funds. “He has to step aside. He has no legal mandate or moral authority to continue serving after the investigations   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Masinde Muliro University | 
Egypt declares three days of mourning after 85 killed in mosque
Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning after attack on north Sinai mosque killed at least 85 people on Friday, state television said. Suspected militants launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in North Sinai province, the state news agency says. Witnesses told Egyptian media it happened in the town of Bir al-Abed near al-Arish during prayers. Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers, AP reported   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Mourning | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  N Africa |  Egypt | 
Till death do us part? Mathioya woman, 73, files for divorce after 55 years
A 73-year-old retired teacher has filed a divorce case at a Kangema court on grounds her husband, 76, has neglected his matrimonial duties. Marcella Mukami, from Kiru location in Mathioya constituency, claims Peter Kinyugo, her husband of 55 years, abandoned her after marrying a second wife. She accused the husband - a retired chief - of neglecting the family since marrying Triza Mulinge in 1984   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Women |  Laws |  Civil Actions |  Law and society |  Family law |  Divorce Law | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mathioya | 
Mnangagwa promises financial stability, elections next year
In his inaugural address, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised elections would be held next year as scheduled. He also outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability. Mnangagwa, who took over from Robert Mugabe after a military intervention, also told a packed national stadium in Harare that Zimbabwe was ready to re-engage with the outside world but said its land reform process could not be reversed   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Traffic plan after road closures for Standard Chartered marathon
Several roads will be closed in Nairobi from Saturday night to Sunday 1pm to give room for the 14th edition of the Standard Chartered marathon. The marathon is the flagship project for the 'Seeing is Believing' community initiative that aims to raise funds for the needy. The race is also used to identify and provide opportunities for local athletic talent, market Kenya internationally, and as a family fun day   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi | 
Three decades on, stigma still stymies HIV prevention and treatment
There have been great strides and many important victories in the fight against HIV. Scientific innovations and sustained investment have been the most important weapons in this ongoing battle. Nevertheless the epidemic retains a powerful grip – especially on people in Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, 19.4 million are living with the virus. In 2016 an estimated 15 000 new infections occurred every week in the region   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya | 
Lamu RO admits arithmetic errors in senator results
IEBC on Thursday told a court in Malindi that there were arithmetic errors in the August 8 Lamu Senator election results. Returning officer Mohamed Adan told the court that he used an Excel sheet which led to minor errors in the results for the individual candidates. He made the revelations during the hearing of a petition challenging the election of Anwar Loitiptip as the county legislator   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Senate |  Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Dahabshiil trains staff, agents on preventing money laundering
Staff and agents across Kenya were trained afresh on Friday A similar training took place in October last year. They were also taken through general security measures such as proper identification of clients and techniques for minimising risks of money laundering and other financial crimes. The firm, which has hundreds of employees in Kenya and other countries, provides money transfer services to individuals, companies and international humanitarian entities including the UN   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
High Court suspends crackdown on Taita Taveta gambling
An order stopping gambling in Taita Taveta county has been suspended until December 4. Voi judge Jacqueline Kamau ordered operators to reopen their businesses pending an inter-parties hearing and determination of the matter on that date. The operators petitioned the county and Getrude Shuwe, who is executive for Trade, Tourism & Co-operatives, for what they termed unlawful issuance of a directive on the suspension of business   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Taita-Taveta | 
Loans to remain at 14% as policy rate is retained
KENYANS will continue borrowing at the current rate of 14 per cent after the Central Bank yet again retained the benchmark lending rate at 10 per cent. This is the seventh time in a row the Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee has retained the rate following the introduction of the laws capping interest rates at 400 basis points above the CBR rate   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Defence PS Torome gets six months in civil jail for contempt
The High court has sentenced Defence PS Saitoti Torome to six months in civil jail for contempt. Justice Joseph Sergon issued the sentence on Friday, saying Torome disobeyed court orders to pay Sh17,257,930 to a family that gave its estate to the government in 2006. "The respondents have failed to appear in court and mitigate as to why he has failed to honour court orders, having been cited for civil jail for contempt earlier," the judge said   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Prisons | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Pay Boni Forest cops’ hardship allowances now
It is very unfair if National Police Service officers are putting their lives on the line defending Kenya against terrorists only to be denied their hardship allowances. It is astonishing that the multi-agency police officers of the Boni Forest security operation – The Boni Enclave Campaign – have not been paid their allowances. They now speak of “untold suffering” as their bosses have pocketed their allowances   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Boni Forest | 
Meru government establishes a sh25M E- learning institution
The national government in partnership with Meru government is set to establish a Sh. 25 million E-learning institution at Kaguru agricultural training center.   Read More ...
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