Author: Alex Waithaka

The UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC will be held at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on 29 May 2021, kick off 2100 CEST, following an offer to stage the game by the Portuguese FA (FPF) and the Portuguese authorities. The final was originally scheduled to take place at the Atatürk Stadium in Istanbul but, following the UK government’s decision to place Turkey on its red list of COVID-19 travel destinations, staging the final there would have meant none of the clubs’ domestic fans would be able to travel to the game. After a…

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Today is the United Nations International Day of Happiness. A new survey by the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network shows that Kenyans are among the unhappiest people on earth. It ranks the country position 121 out of 149 countries surveyed. The ranking is based on various metrics including gross domestic product (GDP), levels of corruption, social support, and personal freedoms. Rwanda is ranked in the bottom three, with its populace beating only the war-ravaged Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in the happiness index. Tanzania, currently mourning the death of its President John Magufuli, is eighth least happiest nation. Burundi closes out the top…

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Two police officers have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a daring, daylight robbery at Prime Bank, Mombasa Road, yesterday. The two are attached to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit. At the same time, two assault rifles believed to have been issued to the suspects were found abandoned outside a hospital gate in Kiambu town. “The firearms were dropped by a motorbike pillion passenger outside Kiambu Hospital’s gate, shortly before the motorbike disappeared into darkness,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in a tweet. The firearms recovered outside Kiambu Hospital. Two suspects are in DCI custody while hunt…

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Kenyans are among the hundreds of Africans who’ve been deported from the United States of America. A plane carrying the deportees left Alexandria, Louisiana, for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, last Thursday. The deportees were living in the U.S illegally. Reports indicate that the chartered plane, also carrying Ethiopian and Somalia nationals, flew overnight to circumvent complicated anti-deportation procedures. It was operated by the Omani Air International at the behest of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Refuelling Stop In Sofia The plane made a re-fuelling stop in Sofia, Bulgaria. According to the Migration Policy Institute, about 11millionpeople are living…

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In Summary The new 2021 recruitment will seeks to fill positions in the Kenya Army, Kenya Airforce, and Kenya Navy.The interviews will be conducted countrywide from Feb. 8- 19 this year. The Ministry of Defence has announced a massive recruitment of Cadets, Specialist Officers, General Duty Recruits, General Service Officers, Tradesmen/Women and Defence Force Constables in the Kenya Defence Forces. The recruitment exercise will be conducted in the counties between Feb. 8 and Feb. 19this year. It will seek to fill positions in the Kenya Army, Kenya Airforce, and Kenya Navy. On the first day, the recruiters will be in…

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The prime suspect in the murder of the Nicholas Warunge family has been arrested. DCI detectives seized Simon Warunge, 22, from his hide-out in Lower Kabete, Kiambu County. He was in the company of a lady believed to be his girlfriend. Simon is the eldest son in the family. Police have been on his trail since naming him as the prime suspect in the gruesome murders. Nicholas Warunge, the father, his wife Ann and two children Maxwell and Christian were found dead at their home in Karura village, Kiambu County on Tuesday morning. A man believed to be their farmhand…

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In Summary Koki was the founder of Koki & Associates. Her body was found inside her house in Syokimau.Christian Kadima, the suspect, was hiding in a lodging when he was nabbed by DCI officers. The two are said to have been lovers and lived together. A Nigerian national has been arrested on suspicion of murdering prominent Nairobi lawyer Elizabeth Koki. Christian Mwambay Kadima was plucked from his hideout –  a city lodging- by DCI detectives after a day-long manhunt yesterday. Koki was the founder of Koki & Associates, a human resource law consultancy firm. Her lifeless body was found in…

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In Summary A spate of gruesome murders and attempted murders have stalked the Nicholas Warunge family since the year 2016. In 2017, Kenneth Mwangi, was hit behind the head with a blunt object and died. The previous year,  Allan Njire was nearly killed after being shot at by unknown persons in Kiambu. Detectives investigating the gruesome murder of four family members in Karura village, Kiambu County, are unravelling leads in what appears to be a classic whodunit.   It is emerging that the main gate of the homestead where Nicholas Warunge, wife Ann Wanjiku and their children Maxwell and Christian…

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In Summary Courts have pronounced themselves on the dispute but it will take goodwill to find an amicable solution. KNUT membership has shrunk from 187,000 to 23,000.ODM leader says the two parties should begin a good journey of good faith that benefits all. ODM leader Raila Odinga has challenged the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) to seek an amicable solution to their long-standing dispute. In a statement, Raila bemoaned the impending death of KNUT, whose membership has shrunk from 187,000 to 23,000. The Wilson Sossion-led umbrella body for teachers has also seen its…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has outlined a four-point agenda that Kenya will advance in the two years it will be on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member. Speaking during a virtual meeting of the UNSC on the challenges of maintaining peace and security in fragile contexts, Kenyatta said the country will leverage on the knowledge and buy-in of stakeholders closest to crises, and support the Security Council (and associated UN bodies) to strengthen the capacity of state institutions during post-conflict reconstruction. Two More Kenya will also back measures aimed at strengthening the role of Africa and the…

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