July 29, 2016

Kenya Airways pilots want deal with KLM terminated


Kenya Airways’ pilots want the partnership between the national carrier and Dutch airline KLM terminated, even as they maintained their push for the exit of chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze and board chairman Dennis Awori. The pilots, through their union the Kenya Airline Pilots Association (Kalpa), argue that the partnership is lopsided in favour of KLM. Kenya Airways has a route code sharing partnership with KLM, which is also the national carrier’s second-biggest shareholder with a 26.7 per cent stake. The code share agreement allows Kenya Airways to put its international code on KLM operated flights into Europe and other destinations,…

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Kiambu doctors working in renal departments to be trained abroad


Doctors in the Renal departments of Kiambu hospitals will be trained in Britain and Germany. The county on Monday signed up for a training programme to improve the services offered to dialysis patients. Speaking in Germany, Governor William Kabogo said the training is part of preparations for the launch of the country’s first kidney centre. The plan is to build a renal centre with 20 dialysis units in Ruiru town. The partnership with the Toledo Medical University aims to provide kidney transplants, dialysis, training and epidemiology and reverse transplant tourism. “It is our sincere wish to have the dream of…

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Cord wants school unrest declared national disaster, schools closed


The opposition wants the ongoing school unrest declared a national disaster and immediate closure of all schools. Cord leaders on Thursday said this would avoid further destruction of property. Led by Senate minority leader Moses Wetangula, the legislators said keeping the students in schools amid escalating arsons is putting their lives at risk. The more than 20 lawmakers also demanded an open and public inquiry into the cause of the fires. Their statement comes just hours after Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET threatened to boycott duty if schools are not closed within seven days. Kuppet claimed that the current…

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Missing Kenyan school girl found at friend’s place trying to sneak into the US


A Kenyan schoolgirl thought to have joined a terror group was on Wednesday found hiding in her friend’s house as part of her plot to sneak to the United States. Faiza Mohammed Sheikh, 17, went missing on Monday morning in Al Mukarram estate, South C. Her parents searched her bedroom and discovered that her American passport was missing. The girl had on different occasions expressed her interest to relocate to her country of birth, United States of America, but her father had urged her to wait until she was ready to join University. On Wednesday, she was found hiding at…

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[In Photos] How US newspapers covered Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination


Hillary Clinton made history as the first female nominee of a major political party on Tuesday night after delegates pushed her past the required 2.382 delegate count during a roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Here is how the country’s newspapers blasted the news of her historic nomination.   

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Kenyans and other athletes condemn living standards at Rio Olympics village


Kenyan athletes joined others from the rest of the world in calling for better conditions at the Rio de Janeiro athletes’ village. The first two days for the athletes have been mired by complaints about dirty apartments, clogged sinks and toilets. Team Kenya left a message on one of the message boards around the living quarters where they would normally leave notes of thanks. “Please fix my toilet,” followed by a smiley face and #TeamK. Other athletes complained of leaking toilets, exposed wiring, filthy showers and even issues with electricity and plumbing. Some athletes left the Olympics village to seek alternative…

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Visit with the Optiven Group in Dallas on August 6, 2016 to discuss real estate investment opportunities


Kenya’s real estate company Optiven Limited will be in Dallas on August 6th to discuss real estate investment opportunities in Kenya. Optiven who are sponsors to this year’s Kenyan Women in the US (KWITU) reunion in Dallas. In 2014, the real estate firm was named the best mid-sized company in Kenya. They beat 258 other companies that had entered the competition.

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Kenyan churches and DFW community invites you to come together to assist ailing Pastor


The churches and the DFW community agreed to come together to help Pastor Musau who is the Chairman of the DFW Pastor’s Fellowship. Pastor Musau has been sick for almost a year now, and hospital bills are overwhelming. We are asking you to urgently stand with him and his family at this hour of need with your financial gifts. The event is scheduled for July 31st 2016 Time: 4Pm at their church- The Living Well Church.  205 E. Mitchell st, Arlington TX 76010 For those that may not make it to the venue, kindly use the donation details below to…

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Remmittances from Kenyans in US offset declining flows from those in EU


Kenya’s diaspora remittances rose 6 per cent in June compared to May this year as Kenyans living in America and the rest of the world sent more money to offset declining flows from Europe. Total inflows increased to Sh15.76bn($156m) in June from Sh14.8bn ($146m) in May. Remittance inflows from North America increased by 11.9 per cent and accounted for 49.3 per cent of total inflows in June 2016. Inflows from Europe decreased by 6.3 percent and accounted for 28 percent of total inflows while inflows from the rest of the world increased by 13 percent and accounted for 22.8 percent…

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Baba while you were away: Blogger Alai invited to State House and social media cannot handle it


A picture of controversial blogger Robert Alai in the company of President Uhuru Kenyatta is causing a buzz on social media. The photo that was taken during the State House Energy Summit shows the president giving a speech with an attentive Alai listening pensively while seated facing the audience. Alai is by far one of the biggest critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government, and so social media users have been wondering how he got himself to occupy such a conspicuous position, let alone being invited to State House. The blogger was one of the panelists when the president gave his…

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