Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ulinzi Stars eye AFC Leopards scalp

Tusker coach Robert Matano (left) and his Gor Mahia counterpart, Bob Williamson.                                       
Ulinzi Stars are not taking the match against AFC Leopards lightly and have vowed to turn tables on the former league champions on Saturday in their return match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

Ulinzi Stars have kept their title ambitions burning and a win will improve their morale and put them at par with the leaders and former champions Gor Mahia.
The soldiers are placed fourth with 27 points from 17 matches, while Gor are at the top with 35 points with a match less.
The team have intensified their training and a victory against ‘Ingwe’ will be help in their title ambitions.
Ulinzi deputy coach, Sammy Simiyu, knows only too well that the match will be tough, but says Leopards are not unbeatable although they (Leopards) are also in a winning streak.
“Although Ingwe are a big team, they should know we are equally good and they are not indomitable. We have beaten them in the past although they humiliated us in the first leg clash. This time round we are going to pluck out their claws,” he warned.
Simiyu said they have to avenge their first leg defeat at Mumias Sports Complex by picking maximum points on Saturday.
AFC Leopards won the first leg clash from a solitary goal by striker Charles Okwemba.
Ulinzi Stars were supposed to face Karuturi Sports this afternoon at ‘Old Trafford’ Stadium in Naivasha but the Kenya Premier League has pushed back the match by two weeks.
“Playing AFC Leopards is a great match and our players are well aware of the task ahead of them and the demands that goes with it. We are not taking any chances,” he said.
Ulinzi Stars made a strong comeback from World Military Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, by winning all their two matches against Chemelil Sugar and Nairobi City Stars, each falling by a solitary goal.

at ninteen and innocent she lost it

Just after completing her high school studies with all the excitements, expectations of life after high school, it was her first day in the club, the music was just as loud as she expected, the booze n the boys not to mention the beautiful looking girls, all looking as expensive as a Rolex watch, the fashion was out of town according to her. " this is the life i have always dreamt of while in school,'' the  boys girls dancing was just as dirty as in a video she watched over the telly once upon a time before it was burnt from television, little did she know that was her first and last day in the club, after this good looking guy walked to her and offered to buy her drinks for the whole night

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

FULL LIST of top ten RICHEST and bottom ten POOREST Counties in Kenya as per CRA.

Tuesday July 30, 2013 - Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) undertook a survey on the poverty index in Kenya in Counties based on the number of those living below poverty line.

This will form the basis for the allocation of National Revenue with poor Counties being considered for more funds to catch up with the rest.

Here is the list of top ten richest and bottom ten poorest counties in Kenya with Kajiado being the richest County and Turkana being the poorest.

Richest.

1.       Kajiado

2.      Kirinyaga

3.      Meru

4.      Lamu

5.      Kiambu

6.      Nairobi

7.      Mombasa

8.     Narok

9.      Murang’a

10.  Uasin Gishu

Poorest.

1.       Turkana

2.      Mandera

3.      Samburu

4.      Marsabit

5.      Wajir

6.      Tana River

7.      Kwale

8.     Isiolo

9.      Busia

10.  West Pokot

Kajiado richest and Turkana poorest in new county ranking

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE 
In Summary

Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running based on the relatively lower level of poverty among its residents.
According to the second edition of the County Fact Sheets, the people considered poor in the county can be pulled out of poverty the easiest.
However, the report compiled by the Commission for Revenue Allocation has not specified the number of people considered poor.
In Kenya, one is considered poor if he or she cannot afford Sh106.25 ($1.25) per day.
According to the commission, compared to other counties, Kajiado needs the least amount money to move its poor people out of poverty.
On the other hand, Turkana county, which is classified as the poorest, county will need the highest amount.
Turkana has its poor people living 67.5 per cent adrift of the poverty line.
That means the Turkana county government has a bigger task and must spend much more money to lift its poor population from poverty.
Ninety four people in every 100 in Turkana are considered to be living below the poverty line.
In the recent past, Turkana has made news due to the increasing use of agricultural technologies that have improved food production. In the medium term, this could see the number of the absolutely poor reduced.
Nationally, it is estimated that 46 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line although a recent World Bank report indicated that the number could have dropped further to 38 per cent.
Kenya has 38 million people, meaning that about 14.4 million people are considered poor.
According to the latest report, which has also shown county disparities in health, security and other infrastructure requirements, Kirinyaga is the  second richest county. Its poor people are living only 5.8 percentage points away from the poverty line.
Last year, Nairobi was second but this year it is ranked sixth. The city county has its poor people living 6.9 percentage points away from the poverty line.
In Meru county, the poor are 6.2 percentage points away from the poverty line. The county has been in the news lately after the UK banned the importation of miraa (khat) considered one of the leading income earners for farmers in the county.
Lamu is the fourth richest county in this year’s standings, with its poor people on average living 6.3 percentage points away from the poverty line.
On the opposite end, following Turkana from the bottom is Mandera county, where the people considered poor live 45.7 percentage points away from the poverty benchmark.
In Samburu, which is ranked 45th, poor people live 42.4 percentage points away from the poverty line.

Kajiado richest and Turkana poorest in new county ranking

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE 
In Summary

Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running based on the relatively lower level of poverty among its residents.
According to the second edition of the County Fact Sheets, the people considered poor in the county can be pulled out of poverty the easiest.
However, the report compiled by the Commission for Revenue Allocation has not specified the number of people considered poor.
In Kenya, one is considered poor if he or she cannot afford Sh106.25 ($1.25) per day.
According to the commission, compared to other counties, Kajiado needs the least amount money to move its poor people out of poverty.
On the other hand, Turkana county, which is classified as the poorest, county will need the highest amount.
Turkana has its poor people living 67.5 per cent adrift of the poverty line.
That means the Turkana county government has a bigger task and must spend much more money to lift its poor population from poverty.
Ninety four people in every 100 in Turkana are considered to be living below the poverty line.
In the recent past, Turkana has made news due to the increasing use of agricultural technologies that have improved food production. In the medium term, this could see the number of the absolutely poor reduced.
Nationally, it is estimated that 46 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line although a recent World Bank report indicated that the number could have dropped further to 38 per cent.
Kenya has 38 million people, meaning that about 14.4 million people are considered poor.
According to the latest report, which has also shown county disparities in health, security and other infrastructure requirements, Kirinyaga is the  second richest county. Its poor people are living only 5.8 percentage points away from the poverty line.
Last year, Nairobi was second but this year it is ranked sixth. The city county has its poor people living 6.9 percentage points away from the poverty line.
In Meru county, the poor are 6.2 percentage points away from the poverty line. The county has been in the news lately after the UK banned the importation of miraa (khat) considered one of the leading income earners for farmers in the county.
Lamu is the fourth richest county in this year’s standings, with its poor people on average living 6.3 percentage points away from the poverty line.
On the opposite end, following Turkana from the bottom is Mandera county, where the people considered poor live 45.7 percentage points away from the poverty benchmark.
In Samburu, which is ranked 45th, poor people live 42.4 percentage points away from the poverty line.

Kajiado richest and Turkana poorest in new county ranking

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE 
In Summary

Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running based on the relatively lower level of poverty among its residents.
According to the second edition of the County Fact Sheets, the people considered poor in the county can be pulled out of poverty the easiest.
However, the report compiled by the Commission for Revenue Allocation has not specified the number of people considered poor.
In Kenya, one is considered poor if he or she cannot afford Sh106.25 ($1.25) per day.
According to the commission, compared to other counties, Kajiado needs the least amount money to move its poor people out of poverty.
On the other hand, Turkana county, which is classified as the poorest, county will need the highest amount.
Turkana has its poor people living 67.5 per cent adrift of the poverty line.
That means the Turkana county government has a bigger task and must spend much more money to lift its poor population from poverty.
Ninety four people in every 100 in Turkana are considered to be living below the poverty line.
In the recent past, Turkana has made news due to the increasing use of agricultural technologies that have improved food production. In the medium term, this could see the number of the absolutely poor reduced.
Nationally, it is estimated that 46 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line although a recent World Bank report indicated that the number could have dropped further to 38 per cent.
Kenya has 38 million people, meaning that about 14.4 million people are considered poor.
According to the latest report, which has also shown county disparities in health, security and other infrastructure requirements, Kirinyaga is the  second richest county. Its poor people are living only 5.8 percentage points away from the poverty line.
Last year, Nairobi was second but this year it is ranked sixth. The city county has its poor people living 6.9 percentage points away from the poverty line.
In Meru county, the poor are 6.2 percentage points away from the poverty line. The county has been in the news lately after the UK banned the importation of miraa (khat) considered one of the leading income earners for farmers in the county.
Lamu is the fourth richest county in this year’s standings, with its poor people on average living 6.3 percentage points away from the poverty line.
On the opposite end, following Turkana from the bottom is Mandera county, where the people considered poor live 45.7 percentage points away from the poverty benchmark.
In Samburu, which is ranked 45th, poor people live 42.4 percentage points away from the poverty line.

Kajiado richest and Turkana poorest in new county ranking

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE 
In Summary

Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running based on the relatively lower level of poverty among its residents.
According to the second edition of the County Fact Sheets, the people considered poor in the county can be pulled out of poverty the easiest.
However, the report compiled by the Commission for Revenue Allocation has not specified the number of people considered poor.
In Kenya, one is considered poor if he or she cannot afford Sh106.25 ($1.25) per day.
According to the commission, compared to other counties, Kajiado needs the least amount money to move its poor people out of poverty.
On the other hand, Turkana county, which is classified as the poorest, county will need the highest amount.
Turkana has its poor people living 67.5 per cent adrift of the poverty line.
That means the Turkana county government has a bigger task and must spend much more money to lift its poor population from poverty.
Ninety four people in every 100 in Turkana are considered to be living below the poverty line.
In the recent past, Turkana has made news due to the increasing use of agricultural technologies that have improved food production. In the medium term, this could see the number of the absolutely poor reduced.
Nationally, it is estimated that 46 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line although a recent World Bank report indicated that the number could have dropped further to 38 per cent.
Kenya has 38 million people, meaning that about 14.4 million people are considered poor.
According to the latest report, which has also shown county disparities in health, security and other infrastructure requirements, Kirinyaga is the  second richest county. Its poor people are living only 5.8 percentage points away from the poverty line.
Last year, Nairobi was second but this year it is ranked sixth. The city county has its poor people living 6.9 percentage points away from the poverty line.
In Meru county, the poor are 6.2 percentage points away from the poverty line. The county has been in the news lately after the UK banned the importation of miraa (khat) considered one of the leading income earners for farmers in the county.
Lamu is the fourth richest county in this year’s standings, with its poor people on average living 6.3 percentage points away from the poverty line.
On the opposite end, following Turkana from the bottom is Mandera county, where the people considered poor live 45.7 percentage points away from the poverty benchmark.
In Samburu, which is ranked 45th, poor people live 42.4 percentage points away from the poverty line.

Kajiado richest and Turkana poorest in new county ranking

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE

A couple tends their livestock. Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running. Photo/FILE 
In Summary

Kajiado has been named the richest county for the second year running based on the relatively lower level of poverty among its residents.
According to the second edition of the County Fact Sheets, the people considered poor in the county can be pulled out of poverty the easiest.
However, the report compiled by the Commission for Revenue Allocation has not specified the number of people considered poor.
In Kenya, one is considered poor if he or she cannot afford Sh106.25 ($1.25) per day.
According to the commission, compared to other counties, Kajiado needs the least amount money to move its poor people out of poverty.
On the other hand, Turkana county, which is classified as the poorest, county will need the highest amount.
Turkana has its poor people living 67.5 per cent adrift of the poverty line.
That means the Turkana county government has a bigger task and must spend much more money to lift its poor population from poverty.
Ninety four people in every 100 in Turkana are considered to be living below the poverty line.
In the recent past, Turkana has made news due to the increasing use of agricultural technologies that have improved food production. In the medium term, this could see the number of the absolutely poor reduced.
Nationally, it is estimated that 46 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line although a recent World Bank report indicated that the number could have dropped further to 38 per cent.
Kenya has 38 million people, meaning that about 14.4 million people are considered poor.
According to the latest report, which has also shown county disparities in health, security and other infrastructure requirements, Kirinyaga is the  second richest county. Its poor people are living only 5.8 percentage points away from the poverty line.
Last year, Nairobi was second but this year it is ranked sixth. The city county has its poor people living 6.9 percentage points away from the poverty line.
In Meru county, the poor are 6.2 percentage points away from the poverty line. The county has been in the news lately after the UK banned the importation of miraa (khat) considered one of the leading income earners for farmers in the county.
Lamu is the fourth richest county in this year’s standings, with its poor people on average living 6.3 percentage points away from the poverty line.
On the opposite end, following Turkana from the bottom is Mandera county, where the people considered poor live 45.7 percentage points away from the poverty benchmark.
In Samburu, which is ranked 45th, poor people live 42.4 percentage points away from the poverty line.

Secret meeting sees Cesc Fabregas set to join Manchester United

Updated Tuesday, July 30th 2013 at 08:01 GMT +3 Cesc Fabregas has agreed to join Manchester United following a secret meeting between the Barcelona star's agent Darren Dein and Old Trafford chief executive Ed Woodward.
Sunday Express Sport, which broke the news of United's big move for the former Arsenal star on May 26, can reveal that Woodward came home early from his club's extensive Far East tour to try and facilitate the incoming Old Trafford record deal. That, we can disclose, included a meeting with the respected Dein, who also helped swing United's £24million capture of Robin van Persie last summer.

Dein told Woodward that Fabregas wants to return to the Premier League and that United and not former club Arsenal, who have first option on the Spanish midfielder, is his preferred destination.

United have made three bids for the 26-year-old, the latest more than £30m and one which they were confident Barcelona would accept.

But the departure of cancer stricken manager Tito Vilanova, who has been replaced by Gerardo Martino, has given United a big problem. Martino doesn't want as one of his first acts to sanction the departure of a popular player.

This has left United frustrated in the knowledge that their prime transfer target wants to join them and is happy with the personal terms on offer.

Now they believe it will be up to Fabregas to make his feelings known to the new Nou Camp manager and could even mean the former Gunner submitting a transfer request.

United boss David Moyes is prepared to wait for the man who he believes would strengthen his side's defence of the Premier League title and would also enhance their Champions League ambitions.

Only if Barcelona categorically insist that Fabregas will not be allowed to leave during this transfer window will Moyes move on to other midfield transfer targets which include his former club Everton's Marouane Fellaini and Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.

United are also monitoring the situation involving Spurs ace Gareth Bale, who Real Madrid are claiming is the subject of an £80m bid.

United would rival the Spanish side if Spurs decide to cash in on the Welsh international - something chairman Daniel Levy insists won't happen this summer.

But Fabregas remains the prime transfer objective for Moyes especially after knowing the outcome of the meeting between the player's representative and United's main transfer negotiator.

Uhuru ICC lawyer takes Airtel and Safaricom to court

Mr Steven Kay has filed “confidential” lawsuits against Safaricom and Airtel. Photo/FILE

Mr Steven Kay has filed “confidential” lawsuits against Safaricom and Airtel. Photo/FILE 

  • Kay has asked the judge to treat the cases as confidential and lock out the media
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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyer has filed “confidential” lawsuits against Safaricom and Airtel, the two leading mobile telephone service providers in the country.
Mr Steven Kay, a Queens Counsel who is part of Mr Kenyatta’s defence team at the International Criminal Court (ICC), is seeking access to unspecified information from the two mobile phone companies.
The first case against Safaricom was filed at the High Court on Friday before Mr Justice David Majanja and the second against Airtel was filed yesterday before Mr Justice Isaac Lenaola.
President Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, are set to stand trial at the ICC later this year. They face crimes against humanity charges stemming from the 2007/8 post-election violence. Also on trial is former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang.
Mr Kenyatta is not a party to the lawsuits filed in Nairobi and Mr Kay is represented in the two cases by the law firm of Ogeto, Otachi & Company Advocates.
The substantive applications will come up in the High Court this morning, but meanwhile it has been impossible to find out what Mr Kay wants from Safaricom and Airtel because of the veil of secrecy placed around the case.
The original applications, even before the main suits were filed, are for the cases to be heard in secret.
In the application, Mr Kay sought the following orders from the court: “That the court do make orders for the confidential filing and hearing of the intended constitutional petition to be filed by the petitioner; that the court makes orders for the confidential filing of any application in relation to the said petition; that access to the intended petition and any application to be restricted to the parties to the petition.”
The applications, very rare in the history of the Kenyan courts, were filed and heard behind closed doors. The orders opened the way for the British lawyer’s Kenyan representatives to file the petition against Safaricom.
In the petition, Mr Kay seeks “protection of the petitioner’s rights under the Constitution; orders for information; and such other orders as the court may deem fit.”
Yesterday morning, Mr Kay’s lawyers filed a petition against Airtel, seeking a declaration relating to “the right of a fair trial as provided for under the Constitution.”
He also seeks “an order for release of information, liberty to apply and such other orders.”
The Nation learnt that lawyers for both Safaricom and Airtel agreed to the application that the cases be heard in secret.
The Nation’s efforts to access the case files on Monday were unsuccessful. Usually, files of live cases are kept in the court’s registry, where reporters are usually allowed by registry officials and court clerks to read them.
When our reporter visited the court’s Judicial Review Division registry yesterday, he learnt of Mr Kay’s suits from the main register of suits. This story is based on details about the cases as entered in that register by a registry clerk.
On further enquiry on whether the files could be made available to our reporter, the registry clerks said that a specific directive had been given that the files containing Mr Kay’s petitions and related applications should not be accessed by anybody else and that the files had been locked up in the office of a Deputy Registrar in charge of the division.
On Friday when the application for confidentiality was filed, Nation reporters were barred from entering the registry and were therefore unable to see the suits that had been filed that day.

BBA update: Tanzania's Nando disqualified


Tanzania's BigBrother The Chase representative has been disqualified from the reality show.

Nando was served with his second and third strike by Bigbrother last night which led to his disqualification.

This season Big Brother has imposed a Three Strike Rule, which will be applicable to Housemates who commit serious infringements.

Nando recieved  his first Strike last month after he was found carrying a knife to the Channel O Party.

After a heated argument with Ghanaian housemate Elikem on Friday, Nando received his second Strike last night.

The Tanzanian was yesterday called into the Diary Room and given his third Strike for making threats against Elikem's life, saying: "I feel like stabbing him. A nigga like that deserves to die".
He was asked to leave the house immediately.
The Show's producers have released a press statement concerning the incident, here it is:
After breaking the rules relating to violence and provocation, tonight (Sunday July 28) saw Big Brother The Chase housemate Nando disqualified from the 91 day reality show. This season Big Brother has been issuing strikes to housemates for inappropriate behavior with three strikes resulting in disqualification from the game.
The 22-year-old from Tanzania was issued a first strike in week five of the show for carrying a knife to a Big Brother party. Following an altercation with fellow housemate Elikem late on Friday night, today Big Brother issued two more strikes against him – one for provocation and one for concealing a pair of scissors in his bed after the argument.
With three strikes, Big Brother tonight disqualified Nando from the game. For his part in Friday’s altercation, Elikem was also issued a strike by Big Brother, his first in the game.
Given that M-Net and show producers Endemol, are committed to ensuring the safety of all housemates in the Big Brother house, they view such incidents in a serious light and will continue to take the necessary actions against housemates who break the strict rules prohibiting violence in the Big Brother house.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Christian Benitez dies suddenly in Qatar

PHOTO | OMAR TORRES | FILE Christian Benitez celebrates a goal during the Mexican Clausura Tournament quarterfinal match on May 11, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City.

PHOTO |file Christian Benitez celebrates a goal during the Mexican Clausura Tournament quarterfinal match on May 11, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. Benitez, 27, died on July 29, 2013 in Qatar.  AFP
By AFP

  • Benitez, who was top scorer in the Mexican league last season with Club America, had just signed for Qatari outfit El-Jaish and had travelled to the club to undergo a medical before completing his move
Ecuador striker Christian Benitez has died suddenly in Qatar at the age of 27, his agent Jose Chamorro said Monday.
Speaking to Ecuadorian Gama TV, Chamorro claimed Benitez, known as "Chucho", had suffered a heart-attack.
He had complained of abdominal pains and was transferred to a hospital, where he died on Monday, Chamorro said.
Benitez, who was top scorer in the Mexican league last season with Club America, had just signed for Qatari outfit El-Jaish and had travelled to the club to undergo a medical before completing his move.
Ecuador's interior minister Jose Serrano took to Twitter to pay tribute to the player, who also turned out for English side Birmingham City for one season.
"Dear Chucho thank you for your goals and your happiness," said the minister.
"A hug to your family and especially to your father."
Benitez was considered a key part of Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda's Ecuador team that is hoping to qualify for next year's World Cup in Brazil, sitting third in the South American qualifying group.

Foods that boost your libido

Do you find yourself a little too tired towards bedtime that all you want to do is sleep? Like sleeping is way better than sex any day? Like sex should be struck off the marital obligations list? Well, if yes, this could mean that your libido is way too low. Fret not though, there are certain foods that are known to boost libido.
The following list of foods are categorized as superfoods which provide you with enhanced Libido, desire and energy.
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Friday, 26 July 2013

Elle Danstan latest hit check it out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0mwVldBDiY8

Harun Mwau: I may challenge Makueni senate by-election outcome in court

MAKUENI, KENYA: Party of the Independent Candidate of Kenya (PICK) candidate John Harun Mwau has hinted that he may challenge the Makueni senate by- election in court, terming the process as flawed.

Speaking after casting his vote at Tangu Primary School in Kilome constituency, Mwau claimed that the decision to paste Mutula Kilonzo Jnr’s details on the ballot had given him advantage over the other candidates as the pasted information was very conspicuous.
“ IEBC is colluding with certain candidates to rig the elections in their favour. The sticker on one candidate (Junior) is so conspicuous that it is giving him undue advantage over the rest of us. It is catching to the electorate,” claimed Mwau, who had also petitioned the election of the late Mutula after the March 4 general Election.
He added: “From the beginning the process has emerged as a flawed exercise and IEBC should be surcharged for the many anomalies in this by- election”.
Meanwhile voting process began on time in most polling stations in the vast Makueni County.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC) expedited the process of distributing election materials to ensure that voting kicked off in many stations at 6am, as had been scheduled.
No major incidents were initially reported, with low turn-out, as is characteristic of by- elections locally, being witnessed in the early hours of the process.
Jubilee’s Philip Kaloki also cast his ballot at Ngwata Polytechnic in Kibwezi East Constituency, while Cord Coalition’s Mutula Jnr was expected to cast his vote at Umaa Primary School in Mbooni Constituency.Â
The delay in arrival of ballot papers in some constituency polling centres was occasioned by the process of pasting Mutula Jnr’s details on the ballot.
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Chinese Mafia ‘setting base in Nairobi’


The dreaded Chinese mafia appears to be setting base in Nairobi as the Asian giant increases its local investments, The Nairobian has reliably learnt.
Our inquiries indicate that the global criminal syndicate is targeting the growing Chinese population and businesses in Kenya. All over the world, the Chinese mafia is known to be involved in human trafficking, prostitution, loan-sharking, gambling, murder and gun smuggling.
It also claims to offer protection to Chinese abroad for a fee. They are a sophisticated and dangerous group, whose influence cannot be ignored.
“Some of my friends in the Hurlingham area say they have been approached by characters offering to get lucrative deals for them and offer protection. I’m also aware they are setting up brothels that exclusively have trafficked Chinese women to service their citizens in Nairobi,” says a Chinese businessman, who did not wish to be named.
Our source believes that even though there have not been widespread reports of such organised criminal enterprises in Nairobi, there are fears that the few that are operating in Kenya could be setting up the foundation for something bigger. He says some of the suspected criminals have unique tattoos that identified them.
If confirmed, the supposed presence of the Chinese Mafia in Kenya’s capital dovetails into a trend elsewhere in the world where the group sets up base in cities with growing Chinese populations and investments. Crooked businessmen from the Asian countries operating abroad do not usually mind working in concert with the criminals.
A security expert, who spoke to The Nairobian on condition of anonymity, also alleged that the increased poaching could be linked to Chinese criminal gangs. In the first six months of 2013 more than 7.5 tonnes of ivory was seized in Kenya, more than was seized in all of 2012.
In the recent past, many Chinese nationals have been arrested attempting to smuggle ivory out of Kenya. Many more are said to have successfully shipped out such precious, but illegal, commodities.
The Chinese embassy in Kenya has denied claims that their citizens are involved in crime and distanced the Asian country from the rising levels of poaching.
Chinese gangs, who are also known as the Yellow Mafia or the Chinese Triads, refer to the conglomerate of criminal syndicates concealed within Chinese communities around the world. The Chinese Triads are collectively known as the ‘Dark Society’ or ‘Black Society’, and share similarities with the Russian mafia, Italian mafia and the Japanese Yakuza.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

DJ Khaled proposes to rapper Nicki Minaj on MTV


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The charismatic hitmaker, DJ Khaled, proposed to his labelmate, rapper Nicki Minaj, in front of MTV News cameras with a 10 karat diamond ring.
According to MTV, DJ Khaled shared how he felt about Minaj before popping the big question: “I prepared for this day…Nicki Minaj, will you marry me?”
“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV, I’m going to be honest with you; I love you,” Khaled said to the camera, speaking directly to Minaj. “I like you, I want you, I want you to be mine.
DJ Khaled proposed with a radiant cut diamond ring from Rafaello & Co., which is valued at about $500,000.
The We the Best CEO was clear and direct with his message.
“We got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success,” he said to MTV cameras. DJ Khaled added, “[If] you gotta take your time and think about it, I understand, but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and how serious this is to me.”

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UHURU’s radio Kameme FM refers Raila as SHETANI and incites KIKUYU against LUO community.


Thursday July 25, 2013 - In what can be referred to as irresponsible journalism, a radio station associated with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kameme FM, today aired a frightening talk which incited members of the Kikuyu community against the Luo community.

In the programme aired between 6 am and 10 am today, two journalists of the popular station, which broadcasts in Kikuyu language, turned to be purveyors of hate speech and exclusive politics when they referred former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, as Shetani (Devil) who should be stopped at any cost.

At one instance, the journalists of the popular Kikuyu radio that even retired President Mwai Kibaki listens to, urged members of the Kikuyu community to be “ready” in case ‘shetaniand his ‘loyal supporters’ bring an uprising.

This is a dangerous precedent being set and the concerned authorities including Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) should move with speed and nip it in the bud lest we go the Rwanda way.

During the Rwandan genocide, hate on radio and music was used to incite violence and atrocities on a massive scale

Closer home, Kass FM  is alleged to have fueled hate speech during the 2007/2008 post election violence and journalist Joshua Sang has since been indicted by the  International Criminal Court and his trial commences in September.


The Kenyan DAILY POST

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Apple acquires HopStop from Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu


Successful online city transit guide  HopStop.com has been acquired by Apple, reports CP-Africa. The company was founded in 2005  by Nigerian tech entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo.

HopStop.com, which is available for both iOS and Android, covers more than 300 cities and allows users to get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops.
“HopStop has often been compared to Israel’s Waze which was recently acquired by Google for $1.1 billion. The move is seen as Apple’s plan to bolster its map offering especially given Google’s recent acquisition of Waze,” reports CP-Africa.
Chinedu grew up in Eastern Nigeria and attended King’s College in Lagos before heading to the United States to attend Syracuse University and then Harvard Business School. Echeruo  came up with the idea for HopStop.com after working for several years in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Leveraged Finance groups of J.P Morgan Chase.
At Morgan Chase he was involved in a broad range of M and A, Financing and Private Equity transactions.
As an entrepreneur, he raised nearly $8 million for launch two U.S-based internet companies–Hopstop.com and Tripology.com. Tripology.com was acquired in 2010 by Rand McNally, reports CP-Africa.
Chinedu is currently a partner and head of the Principal Investing group at Constant Capital, a West Africa-based investment bank.
A serial entrepreneur, Echeruo is already working on another venture, this one  focused on small businesses in Africa.  “There is no reason why every entrepreneur should have to reinvent the wheel every single time in all the countries in Africa,” he told Bloomberg. “My idea is to essentially to have one place where a budding entrepreneur can access a template for starting a business, and then customize it to suit their own situation. Essentially a business-in-a-box.”

 

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto terms URP MPs dismissal threats as ‘analogue’

KENYA: Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has dismissed threats by MPs from United Republican Party (URP) to initiate move to expel him from the party for criticising Jubilee Government on its commitment to devolution.

“Such statements were only issued by the late Kariuki Chotara, Kihika Kimani, Mulu Mutisya when they use to talk about enemies of development, ukoloni mambo leo (neo-colonialism),” Ruto said.
Ruto added: “It is then that they used to talk of expelling Karl Max from university of Nairobi. I thought Jubilee was supposed to be digital, the statements I heard today (Wednesday) are worse than analogue but belong to the days of the telegraph.”
The Governor clarified that there were no talk of ODM/URP merger during a fundraiser in Homa Bay at the weekend and that he was in Jubilee coalition to stay but would not shy away from pointing out where the Government was not doing well in devolution.
He said that Governors were working together to ensure devolution works and that there were no engagements or talks whatsoever among them on how political parties are supposed to relate.
Ruto said it was in the authority of Treasury Principal Secretary Dr Kamau Thuge that the government is making arrangements to return roads and rural electrification funds from Counties to the National government and be re-allocated to Kenya Rural Roads Authority and Kenya the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA).
“Kenyans agreed to forget analogue and go digital but no one told them to forget about dialogue. They should not consider
dialogue as analogue. If they are digital,” Ruto added.
He said that anyone who wants to roll back the wheels of history will meet Kenyans out in the field and they will have nothing to tell them adding that Jubilee should not forget that 2017 election is closing in.
“Let us focus on implementing devolution and development programs and stop being petty. When we point out issues it does not mean we do not belong to the Jubilee,” Ruto said.
 

Nyeri man in bestiality act with hen charged

Paul Nderitu w hen he appeared before a Nyeri court. He denied engaging in an unnatural act with a hen


NYERI, KENYA: A man has been charged before a Nyeri court with engaging in unnatural act with a hen.
Paul Nderitu, aged 40, denied the charge w hen he appeared before Resident Magistrate John Aringo.
The charge stated that on July 18 at Kigwandi village in Tetu, Nyeri, he engaged in unnatural act with a hen.
The prosecution told the court that the hen died and a report from the veterinary department was not deart.
Nderitu was released on a Sh 100,000 bond with a suretry of a similar amount.
The case will be heard on August 20.

URP threaten to expel Isaac Rutto for undermining Jubilee Government

Updated Wednesday, July 24th 2013 at 14:49 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: United Republican Party ( URP) has threatened to expel Bomet County Governor Isaac Rutto for criticising the Jubilee Government.
Over 40 MPs led by Benjamin Lagat and Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso also want Rutto to resign if he is not satisfied with the way Jubilee is handling devolution.
In a statement issued at a Nairobi hotel, the MPs defended the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Rutto administration saying it was committed to its promises.
The MPs asked Rutto to quit the ruling coalition if he is disgruntled and seek fresh mandate using any of the opposition parties.
 “If he thinks Jubilee is not committed to devolution, I want to ask him to resign any go to Cord of any other party that he believes is committed to supporting count y governments,” Langat who read a statement on behalf of the leaders said.
The Ainamoi MP said that URP will soon convene a special NEC meeting to ask those members who don’t believe in the party ideals anymore to quit.
On Tuesday, Rutto who chairs the Governors Summit was quoted attacking the Uhuru-Ruto regime saying the administration was not committed to devolution.
And last week, the outspoken county boss attended a function in Homabay where he criticized the questioning of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s aide Eliud Owalo over allegations of plotting to destabilize the Government.
However, all these has not gone down well with URP MPs who ironically accused Rutto of being part of the wider scheme by the opposition and some unnamed foreigners to sabotage government.
A defiant Rutto told off the MPs saying they are just excited over nothing saying he will stay focused on pushing for full implementation of devolution.
He laughed off at accusation of being used by foreigners to sabotage the Jubilee government terming it an old Kanu cliché that was used to fight independent minded leaders.

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Police seize explosives in Mombasa bound bus

Police seize explosives in Mombasa bound bus

Officers from the Central Police Station inspect explosives that were seized in a Mombasa-bound bus July 24, 2013 DENISH OCHIENG
Officers from the Central Police Station inspect explosives that were seized in a Mombasa-bound bus July 24, 2013
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Police in Nairobi have seized a consignment of explosives in a bus headed to Mombasa Wednesday.
The recovery was made at a bus stage in Nairobi's River Road.
The explosives were packed in two cartons, which the owner had declared to be text books.
The cargo was to be ferried to Voi as paid-for-parcels.
Officers from the Central Police Station led by OCS Lipa Krop inspect explosives that were seized in a Mombasa-bound bus July 24, 2013 DENISH OCHIENG
Officers from the Central Police Station led by OCS Lipa Krop inspect explosives that were seized in a Mombasa-bound bus July 24, 2013
Police believe the explosives originated from Tanzania.
Central Police boss Patrick Oduma said a manhunt for the suspect had been launched.
Mr Oduma said the suspect was dodging officers who reached him on his mobile phone.

Bomb blast hits Egypt police station, one killed

Updated Wednesday, July 24th 2013 at 11:42 GMT +3 Mansoura, Egypt:  A police station in the Egyptian city of Mansoura has been hit by a bomb blast which reportedly left one person dead and a dozen others injured.
Both policemen and civilians were hurt by a timed bomb hidden under a truck.

In the capital, Cairo, unidentified gunmen shot dead two supporters of the deposed President, Mohammed Morsi.
About 100 people have been killed in weeks of clashes between Mr Morsi's backers and opponents since the army forced the president out of office.
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Cairo says the latest violence is a worrying sign that Egypt's political crisis is intensifying.
The killing of two pro-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo follows a familiar pattern, with both sides in the dispute having been attacked in this way, our correspondent adds.
Supporters of the ousted president have been attending regular rallies near Cairo University in the capital, as well as demonstrations elsewhere in Egypt.
Mr Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location without charge since army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced his removal on 3 July.