Author: Albanus Kiswili

Ugandan Constitutional Court has ordered government to stop administering national exams to students on gazetted Muslim holidays like Eid-ul-fitr and Idd al-Adhuha. This is after two students sued the Ugandan Examinations Board (UNEB) and its then chairperson, Fagil Mandy, for forcing Muslim students to sit for exams on Eid-ul-fitr and Idd al-Adhuha. Sadiki Kakaire and Suleiman Isotah Magumba argued that the action by UNEB was inconsistent with several provisions of the Ugandan Constitution. In a landmark ruling by a five-judge bench, the court ruled that the government of Uganda, through UNEB, has been infringing on the rights of Muslim students.…

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A boda boda operator in Kahawa Wendani Nairobi has been gifted with over KSh10,000 by Kenyan well wishers after he saved a pregnant woman from delivering on the highway. On Thursday evening, Patrick Sammy was on his daily duty when he suddenly spotted an expectant woman who was in discomfort at the footbridge along Thika Road. The footbridge at Kahawa Wendani also acts as a matatu terminus. PHOTO/ COURTESY. According to eyewitnesses accounts, the lady had dropped her handbag after her water broke and even attempted to ease the pain by seating on the floor. “She was due and in…

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You can now relieve yourself for free in Nairobi public toilets after the Nairobi Metropolitan services (NMS) announced that it will take over the facilities. The NMS closed the facilities on May 13, 2021, a decision that caught many people in OTC, National Archives, and Accra Road unawares. Police officers and NMS officials raided the public toilets chasing away the cash collectors, managers, and Nairobians who were responding to the call of nature. The closure was done for security reasons and in support to help Kenyans from the pain of relieving themselves.  There are over 150 toilets in the county…

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Liverpool has renewed hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season after crushing Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford. It was the Red’s first Premier League win away to United since 2014. It was also Jurgen Klopp’s first ever away win to United as a manager. United took the lead through decorated Portuguese attacking midfielder Bruno Fernades, who applied a smooth side-foot finish only eight minutes into the game. Liverpool who suffered a major blow after referee Anthony Taylor overturned their penalty responded brilliantly. Diogo Jota’s flick after half-an-hour brought them level before Roberto Firmino’s header on the brink…

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Konde gang CEO Rajab Abdul Kahali alias Harmonize has landed in the bosom of a Rwandan beauty queen. Writing on Instagram, the controversial musician announced to the world his new-found love. “Rwanda I love You, about to marry a Rwandese Woman soon,” he wrote. “I can’t keep this single life no more. I want to go back home.” Harmonize has been single for a couple of weeks now following his heated breakup with ex-girlfriend Frida Kajala. Kajala accused Harmonize of cheating on him on several occasions, before he decided to hit on his daughter, Paula. The singer went public about…

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Collins Pamba, an accomplice in the infamous Nanyuki murders of Joyce Syombua and her two children Shanice, 11, Prince, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Justice Florence Muchemi ruled that Pamba had assisted the main suspect Peter Mugure – Syombua’s husband and father of the two children- in disposing of the bodies. In November 2019, the three bodies were found buried at Makaburini in Thingithu area, about nine minutes from Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki where Mugure worked. He was a senior military officer. Justice Muchemi ruled that Pamba was overwhelmed by the instructions from Mugure. “In addition to…

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Manchester City has won its third Premier League title in four seasons after Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City. Luke Thomas gave the visitors the lead with a fantastic far-post volley into the top corner before fellow youngster Mason Greenwood equalized for United with quarter an hour gone at Old Trafford. However, Caglar Soyuncu’s far-post header was enough to bring a smile to Brendan Rodgers’ face and that of Pep Guardiola in the second half. United’s loss means they are 10 points behind City with only three games remaining. There is no way of briding this gap,…

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During the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, there was another headline news item besides who slayed who on the pitch: Brazilian maestro Ronaldo’s haircut. He stepped onto the pitch donning a piece of barbering adventure that would be aped by fans the world over – hair cropped close to the scalp, save for bristles resting on the forehead in a concave-triangular pattern. It was fashion- Ronaldo’s fashion. But it also had form. “I had an injury in my leg and everybody was talking about that. I decided to cut my hair and leave the small thing there,”…

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Christiano Ronaldo’s Juventus on Sunday suffered yet another humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of AC Milan in Turin, edging them out of Champions League and into Europa League next season. The visitors, AC Milan, took the lead with two minutes to halftime when Madrid loanee Brahim Diaz produced a moment of magic before finishing with a top corner thunderbolt. Ten minutes into second half, Milan were awarded a penalty after Italian center-back Giorgio Chiellini blocked Brahim Diaz shot with his hand. Franck Kessie’s effort was, however, saved by Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Milan killed the game with 12 minutes…

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Inspector General (IG) of police Hilary Mutyambai has called for immediate investigations into allegations of unfair treatment and sexual harassment made by a Mombasa female police officer. The woman, who was not named, released a video requesting for permission to depart from the force. The 2:20-minute long clip went viral. She said her numerous resignation letters were yet to reach to the IG. “Sir, kindly allow me to resign peacefully from the police officer post because I can thrive elsewhere. Even if it means, resigning without pay, I will not mind,” she says in the video. She added that frustrations…

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