October 22, 2016

[VIDEO] Apologise for not honouring Raila, ODM leaders tell Uhuru


Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders have given President Uhuru Kenyatta 48 hours to apologise for not recognising former vice-president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Cord leader Raila Odinga as heroes during this year’s Mashujaa Day. Addressing reporters in Kisumu, ODM director of political affairs Opiyo Wandayi, Nyando MP Fred Outa and politician Richard Ogendo called the omission of the duo a deliberate attempt to humiliate the leaders, who they said played a major role in the first and second liberation of the country. The leaders said the Nyanza region was not taking the matter kindly and demanded an apology from the…

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Texas State University students not thrilled when professor says all people are of African descent


A few Texas State University students weren’t too thrilled when their anthropology professor asserted that all living people originated in Africa. The students were so bothered, in fact, that they stormed out of the class in droves. According to The Tab, students began walking out of Dr. R. Jon McGee’s Cultural Anthropology class after the seasoned professor pushed the idea that all living beings come from Africa — an idea commonly known as the “Out of Africa” theory. My Professor just said all living ppl are descendants from Africa and ppl got up and walked out and now their arguing…

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Achieng’ Abura death big blow to Kenya music industry – Uhuru


President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised Achieng’ Abura as a gifted songstress and talented composer. Uhuru said her death on Thursday was a big loss and asked Kenyans to celebrate all she achieved. “Abura was an accomplished musician and her death is a big blow not only to her close family, relatives, friends and fans, but also to the country’s music industry,” he said in a statement on Friday. “But even as we mourn Abura, let us also celebrate her life and achievements. She was a good and inspiring figure in the music industry, and a great mentor to upcoming musicians.”…

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[VIDEO] In stunning fashion, Trump says “I’ll accept election results — ‘if I win’ “


Donald Trump mocked his critics Thursday, pledging to accept the results of the presidential election — “if I win.” “Ladies and gentleman, I wanna make a major announcement today,” Trump said during a rally in Delaware, Ohio. “I would like to promise and pledge, to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win,” he declared, pointing directly to his supporters as they cheered him on. Trump drew widespread condemnation for suggesting in Wednesday’s presidential…

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[VIDEO] Malik Obama appears on interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News


Moments after the third and final debate in Las Vegas Nevada, Malik Obama who is President Barack Obama’s half-brother went on Fox News to disparage his own brother. In an interview which came out as a whining party, Malik railed against his brother saying he is no longer available to him while at the same time saying he visits the White House every year. He also said that the US leader has not done a lot to help the country.

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Battle for Kenya e-hailing market share moves to personalised services


Senga, is Kenya’s Uber for lorries. Yes, the app links users to light and heavy-duty trucks to ship their goods. BodApp, the first e-hailing app which caters solely for those seeking motorcycle taxis popularly known as boda bodas, has just launched in Nairobi. Baxi, an Indian on-demand motorcycle taxi company, has announced plans to begin operations in the Kenyan market by end of year. Ever since the advent of Uber in the Kenyan market in January 2015, Nairobi has witnessed increased activity and innovations in the taxi space. There has been entry of global taxi hailing players such as Dubai-based…

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Kenyan ambulance-hailing app makers raise Sh10m from US angel investors


A Kenyan tech-firm that developed Flare, an Uber-like ambulance service, has raised $100,000 (Sh10 million) from two undisclosed American angel investors to fund commercialisation. Capsule Ltd founders Caitlin Dolkart and Maria Rabinovich, who had raised an initial Sh5 million from family and private sources, said they would conduct another round of fundraising at the end of the year before rolling out the project which will provide patients with ambulance services across Africa. The Flare mobile app allows patients and hospitals to request ambulances using smartphones, just as any android phone user requests for a taxi via mobile based apps. Ms…

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We will punish govt officials who don’t fly Kenya Airways – CS


Stern action will be taken against public officers who will violate the policy that stipulates they should fly Kenya Airways while on official foreign trips, the Ministry of Transport has warned. “Severe action will be taken for breaches,” Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said on the phone yesterday. “I will be reporting to the Cabinet on compliance. It (Fly Kenya Policy) should be in place by end of November.” The Cabinet approved the policy on October 13 during the Seventh Ordinary Meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a renewed effort to save the loss-making national carrier from a further slide….

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In Trump’s footsteps: Malik Obama goes into a Twitter tirade against President Obama


Malik Obama launched a scathing Twitter tirade against his half-brother President Barack Obama moments before the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. The older Obama took to the social media forum to criticise the president on personal and political issues in a series of tweets that resembled those of the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In his rant which took approximately 23 minutes, Malik went as far as questioning whether the US leader was his brother. He even offered to take a DNA test and challenged Obama to do the same. In one of the tweets, he…

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T-Mobile Fined $48milllion Over Slowing ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans


T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really, well, unlimited. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of customers who were the heaviest data users. But the agency said the company didn’t let customers know what the data-use threshold was for triggering the lower speed. The FCC said T-Mobile started doing a better job with disclosures in June 2015. The carrier now says in small print on its website that slower speeds may result for customers using…

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