Saturday, 31 August 2013
August 31st 2013
The government will investigate
how influential people allocated themselves large chunks of land at the
Coast.Reacting to claims by Lamu residents that land in the area and other
parts of Coast region was illegally allocated to influential people in the
previous government, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered Cabinet Secretary Charity
Ngilu to investigate the allegations. Mrs Ngiluâs
docket includes land and housing.
The President also put on notice
Lands officials who were involved in the land-grabbing scheme that their days
Lands officials that use their powers to ask for âsomething
smallâ to serve Kenyans should desist or else
they will go home,â said Kenyatta.
Nairobi,Kenya: Six people, among them blacklisted trader Fred Mweni, face possible criminal charges for allegedly creating and selling an undisclosed amount of fake Treasury bonds. Recently concluded investigations by the Capital Markets regulator allege the group used the Central Bank’s central depository system to create fake government bonds that were later sold to unsuspecting buyers in the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Friday, 30 August 2013
Luxury care for the aged in Kenya
The return of Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer - only the second arrival of the summer after French rookie Yaya Sanogo - has done little to allay fans' fears that a significant recruitment drive before Tuesday's deadline will not materalise.
The humbling of David Cameron: No military strike against Syria .......'You're a disgrace' you should resign......
- PUBLISHED: 00:30, 30 August 2013 | UPDATED: 08:41, 30 August 2013
The humbling of David Cameron: On a momentous night, Tory rebellion forces Prime Minister to rule out military strike against Syria... and plunges him into a deep political crisis
- PM's authority in Parliament and on world stage dealt unprecedented blow
- Shouts of 'resign' from Labour benches as 285-272 vote was announced.
- Last time any PM was defeated over issue of war and peace was in 1782
- Downing Street source says David Cameron has no intention of resigning
- Gove allegedly shouted at Tory rebels outside chamber: 'You're a disgrace'
- Britain faces 'soul-searching' about role in the world, says George Osborne
August 29th 2013
Nairobi police boss Benson Kibui said they are yet to know the motive behind the incident.
The head's torso was missing and police believe it belongs to one that was discovered earlier in the day in Ruai area, Nairobi. The head was light with beards and seemed to have been chopped off the torso few hours earlier.
"We do not know who brought it here and it is shocking. We are investigating," said Kibui.
Kavuludi and his commission are in Mombasa on official matters. He expressed shock at the findings saying those behind it were out to intimidate him and the other commissioners.
"We hope those who killed the man and brought the head and hands will be caught," he said.
He added its more worrying given their security was withdrawn in unclear circumstances.
Police had initially feared to open the box and called bomb experts who screened it only to realise it had a head and hands.
The body parts were later taken to the mortuary for preservation.
Pundits believe those behind it are opposed to reforms that the commission is undertaking.
Thursday, 29 August 2013
GROUP A MANCHESTER UNITED, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen
GROUP B Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray
GROUP C Benfica, Paris St Germain, Olympiacos
GROUP D Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, MANCHESTER CITY
GROUP E CHELSEA, Schalke, Basel
GROUP F ARSENAL, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli
GROUP G Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg
GROUP H Barcelona, Milan, Ajax
5.30 So City get the holders, and Arsenal are drawn with the runners-up. Arsenal, incidentally, were grouped with Marseille and Dortmund two seasons ago and came through okay
Just Pot 4 to go, then, and on comes Paulo Sousa - back-to-back winner with Juventus and Dortmund - to do the honours.
5.20 That's Pot Two drawn, and Groups B and H are looking like the prime candidates for the dreaded 'Group of Death' moniker. Manchester City will be getting nervous...Drawing the balls this time? Michael Owen.
5.10 Billy McNeill's number is held aloft and on comes Johan Cruyff - three-time winner with Ajax - to make the next part of the draw...
5.00 Joining Billy at the bowls is another former winner, Luis Figo, who is apparently an ambassador for this year's final in his native Portugal - at Benfica's Stadium of Light in Lisbon, to be exact.
UEFA's general secretary Gianni Infantino runs us through the rules quickly - the assembled delegates fidget and look distracted like aeroplane passengers during the safety procedure.
And now we're away...
4.55 Apologies for the duff information: the vote will take place later in proceedings and for now we welcome a guest - Celtic's Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill - who will help draw the balls.
McNeill brings 'Big Ears' with him for good measure and sets the famous trophy down at the front of the stage.
4.45 Over to the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, then, where the customary pomp will precede the nitty-gritty of the draw.
First on the agenda is the vote to decide who will become the third UEFA Best Player In Europe award winner.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery are the shortlisted players, and journalists from each of UEFA's member countries will vote live to determine which of them follows in the footsteps of previous winners Andres Iniesta and Messi.
4.30 The ceremony is due to crank into action at 4.45pm, UK time, and we'll have details of the groups as they are drawn.
Three of the four English teams represented are in Pot One and will avoid Europe's very biggest names, but Manchester City and Celtic are seeded lower and can expect to find themselves in tough sections.
Full details of the seedings are here:
Pot 1: FC Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester Utd, Arsenal, Porto, Benfica
Pot 2: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, PSG, Juventus
Pot 3: Zenit, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen
Pot 4: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Pizen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
The Premier League giants were the first clubs out in the draw and the match could mark Liverpool forward Luis Suarez's return to action after a 10-match ban.
The 26-year-old was handed a 10-match suspension after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last season.
Eager to leave Liverpool this summer at one point, it now looks like he may be staying, and his return would obviously add extra interest to an already intriguing tie.
League One Swindon knocked out Championship QPR on Tuesday night and the Robins have been rewarded with a glamorous home tie against Chelsea, while Bristol City, who saw off Crystal Palace, will be away at Southampton.
Swansea lifted the Cup last season and they have been handed a potentially tricky tie at Championship side Birmingham.
Aston Villa will be at home to Spurs while other all-Premier League ties are West Ham against Cardiff, West Brom v Arsenal and Fulham-Everton.
Manchester City have been drawn at home to Wigan and Newcastle's home tie with Leeds could be an interesting encounter.
Capital One Cup third round draw:
Man Utd v Liverpool
Sunderland v Peterborough
West Ham v Cardiff
Man City v Wigan
Burnley v Nottingham Forest
Newcastle v Leeds
Southampton v Bristol City
West Brom v Arsenal
Swindon v Chelsea
Tranmere v Stoke
Watford v Norwich
Aston Villa v Tottenham
Hull v Huddersfield
Leicester v Derby
Birmingham v Swansea
Fulham v Everton
Ties to be played week commencing September 23.
KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday the government will transform the Port of Mombasa into the largest, busiest and the most friendly sea port on the East African coast.
Speaking during the commissioning of Berth number 19 at the port, President Uhuru noted that despite an enormous growth in cargo volume to 900,000 Twenty Equivalent Units, the government has increased cargo handling capacity from 250,000 to 450, 000 units following the construction of the berth.
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013
My missus is Kikuyu. She’s called Wambui – named after her paternal grandmother. Her shags is in Maragwa. Have you been to Maragwa? I have. If you come from a place like Kendu-Bay, just below the navel of South Nyanza, Maragwa comes as a little jolt.
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President Uhuru meets Chinese delegation on his visit to the country. |
The head of State bagged many goodies for the country.
|Updated Tuesday, August 27th 2013 at 10:48 GMT +3|
President Uhuru Kenyatta may have bagged some goodies from China, but the billion-dollar question still lingers. Were the deals secured from the Asian giant really worth their perceived value?His mission to grab a piece of the resource-hungry dragon, observers say, will simply make him one of hundreds of heads of State that have visited China hoping to cash in on the world’s most populous country and its booming economy that everyone wants a piece of.
But efforts made, including courting by the powerful US, Germany, Britain, France and hundreds of emerging economies including Nigeria, and Egypt, to woo China have been not always gone as hoped.
Monday, 26 August 2013
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Arsene Wenger may have spent much of the past week under a cloud, as he endeavours to bring the big-money additions into Emirates Stadium that the Gunners faithful are crying out for, but the Frenchman saw his side shine through a constant downpour in west London on Saturday to secure an impressive three points and right the wrongs of a forgettable opening day.
Cameroon’s president Paul Biya orders more than 100 Pentecostalchurches closed citing criminal practices snd faking miracles.
Friday, 23 August 2013
From pastors asking for healing money, now a Kenyan singer ‘kills’ hischild on Facebook and solicits funds.
Furious friends told The Nairobian that Moses Kamunya aka Maleek lied to them that his four-year-old girl had died and he needed contributions for the hospital bill and funeral expenses.
The artiste started his campaign last week when he updated his Facebook status saying his daughter was unwell and needed prayers. Friends and fans wrote on his wall many expressing sympathy.
Two days after the post, Maleek announced that his daughter had died.
Friends and fans immediately met and started contributing money to offset hospital bills and to help meet funeral costs.