Day: February 8, 2019

Kenyan teenager Stephen Kiprop wins RAK half marathon

February 8, 2019

Reuters Kenya’s 19-year-old Stephen Kiprop won the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) half marathon on Friday in a course record-equalling 58 minutes and 42 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded by a teenager. Ethiopians Abadi Hadis and Fikadu Haftu completed the podium and Switzerland’s Julien Wanders was fourth in a time of 59:13, a Swiss national […]

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Father sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling his 16-year-old daughter

February 8, 2019

A Kibera court on Friday sentenced a 52-year-old man into life imprisonment for defiling his teenage daughter. Senior Residence Magistrate Irenee Kitagwa convicted Francis Mutemi after she found him guilty of the offence. Kitagwa ruled that the prosecution had proved that indeed the accused committed the offense on his 16-year-old girl. “It is the responsibility […]

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As election nears, many young Nigerians sceptical of change

February 8, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY Just for being selected to run for a seat at the House of Representatives, candidates from both the ruling All Progressive Congress and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party can spend up to 150 million naira ($413,000, 362,000 euros) on their campaign, Olateru-Olagbegi said. They are Nigeria’s tomorrow, yet many feel […]

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Police: Bank Hackers Ring Leader with US and  Kenyan Passports

February 8, 2019

Police have arrested a man suspected to be the leader of a group of cybercriminals that have stolen billions of shillings from Kenyan banks in the last six months through hacking. Police say the suspect, Samatar Yusuf, is a holder of Somali, Kenyan and United States passports but is suspected to have acquired them through […]

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Safaricom announces new calls, data bundles

February 8, 2019

Safaricom has announced new ‘all in one monthly bundles’ that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package. The bundles offer customers a choice of five price options including Sh1,000, Sh2,000, Sh3,000, Sh5,000 and Sh10,000 for a 30-day bundle. Based on their needs, customers have the choice of a data only […]

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MBS had threatened to use ‘a bullet’ on Jamal Khashoggi: Report

February 8, 2019

The New York Times reports Saudi crown prince considered killing journalist a year before his murder in Istanbul. NEWS / JAMAL KHASHOGGI A year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end […]

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TSC age limit for job applicants sparks row

February 8, 2019

By Nation An advertisement by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) indicating 45 years as the upper age limit for applicants seeking teaching jobs in secondary schools has sparked a legal battle. While TSC seeks to recruit more secondary school teachers, lawyer Soyianka Lempaa, a Kenyatta University-trained teacher, claims the age restriction is discriminatory. Mr Lempaa […]

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Accused French priest tries to block film on child abuse scandal

February 8, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARYl The film-maker hopes his intimate portrait of the victims’ fight for justice will spark greater understanding of a difficult subject that mainstream cinema has rarely treated beyond the Oscar-winning “Spotlight“. A priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys is trying to block the release of a film about a scandal […]

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Viagra most ordered drug on Kenyan online pharmacy platforms

February 8, 2019

Viagra is among the most ordered drugs on Kenya’s online pharmacy platforms. This is because the platform provides anonymity. Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil citrate and is used to treat erectile dysfunction. The system commonly known as ePharmacy helps in the distribution of drugs to those who have no access to them, but […]

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Indian man to sue his parents for giving birth to him ‘without his consent’, wants to be paid for his life

February 8, 2019

A 27-year-old Indian man is going viral after he announced an intent to sue his parents, claiming he didn’t give his explicit consent to bring him into the world. Raphael Samuel, donning a fake beard and sunglasses, said in a YouTube video posted on Tuesday that he is suing his parents because he was conceived […]

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