KCSE celebrations: Top candidate in KCSE aspires to be a doctor

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The 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) country’s best candidate aspires to be a medical doctor to achieve his passion for saving lives.

Tonny Buluma emerged the top candidate in the KCSE results announced by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha today, Wednesday after he scored 87.1points, registering Grade A.

KUTV caught up with him at his grandfather’s home in Emakhwale village in Mumias East Sub-County where he visited for the December holidays, appearing cool and composed, surrounded by his relatives and other village children who had joined him to celebrate the sterling performance.

The 15-year old said he has been doing well in school since his primary days. In KCPE, he scored 433 out of 500 marks from St Aquinas Primary School in Njoro, Nakuru.

He attrib...

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El Clasico: Finally, Barcelona set to host Real Madrid at Camp Nou

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By Peter Mwaura 

La Liga log leaders Barcelona are set to host Real Madrid in a rescheduled El Clasico at the Camp Nou stadium from 10 pm.

The encounter was earlier scheduled for October 26th but was postponed owing to fears of civil unrest in Catalonia. Both clubs will share the same hotel in the lead up to tonight encounter as well as travel at the same time before kickoff amid security concerns.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are currently tied on 35 points at the helm of La Liga standings with the Catalonia based outfit ranked first with a superior goal difference.

 

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Chief magistrate dismisses application by KPA MD Manduku stopping his arrest

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By Chris Sambu 

A high court in Mombasa has rejected an application by Kenya Ports Authority managing director Dr Daniel Manduku to stop his arrest by the police.

Justice Erick Ogola dismissed Manduku’s claim that Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti’s officers had done a mistake by venturing the investigation which is supposed to be carried by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission EACC.

The judge however granted Manduku cash bail of sh 500,000 to deter the police from harassing him during any arrest and explained the police were free to make any arrest when they dim it fit.

Manduku faces 30 criminal charges which have been preferred against him by DCI touching on the port scandal in which Manduku is being accused along with his staff members over corruption charges and fr...

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DP Ruto speaks against unwarranted fights within Jubilee

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Deputy President William Ruto has asked jubilee party leaders to stop unwarranted factional fights.

He said members of the party should conform to the party’s direction under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The deputy president noted that there were individuals who wanted to create division in the party through propaganda.

Dr Ruto asked members to be wary of such people who did not want to see jubilee united.

He said the motive of those who wanted to break jubilee was to ensure it failed to deliver on its agenda to the people.

Dr Ruto further said Kenya was a democratic country that allowed anyone to belong to a political party of his or her choice.

He explained that the party would not be divided by leaders who believe in tribal political parties.

Ruto’s sentiments come...

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Search for UON VC: eight shortlisted out of fourteen

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The Public Service Commission has shortlisted eight out of the 14 shortlisted candidates for the post of the University Of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor. The candidates include the acting vice-chancellor Isaac Meroka Mbeche, Stephen Kiama, Bernard Njoroge, Madara Ogot, Patricia Kameri, Kareithi Ruth, Solomon Shibairo and Elija Omwenga.

Shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews at the CEO’s boardroom, commission house, along Harambee Avenue, on Wednesday 18 December 2019,” the PSC said in a notice.

The former UON VC Peter Mbithi was not among the 14 applicants for the top seat. This comes after the University Council rejected the former Vice-Chancellor Peter Mbithi’s bid for a direct appointment for a second term...

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Selfish politics aimed at disrupting peace in Nyeri County discouraged

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By Mutabazi Abdul

Nyeri County Commissioner Yatich Kipkemei has warned politicians funding youths to perpetrate acts of insecurity that they will not be spared by the law.

 

Speaking during the Jamhuri day celebrations at the Dedan Kimathi Kamkunji Stadium in Nyeri Town, the County Commissioner also warned the youths against being misused by politicians for their selfish gains. His sentiments were backed up by Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga who talked tough on outsiders who disrupt peace in the region saying that national politics should not disrupt peace in Nyeri County

 

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UEFA Champions League: Inter, Salzburg, Ajax drop to Europa League

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By Peter Mwaura 

 

Chelsea, Barcelona, Liverpool, Napoli, Dortmund secured their slots in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions’ League as last season semifinalist Ajax were eliminated following their 1-0 loss to Valencia.

Liverpool impressive second-half display gifted them a 2-0 win away to Redbull Salzburg.

Chelsea survived a late scare from French outfit Lille to secure a round of 16 spot in the champions’ league with Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azplicueta first-half goals enough to help them secure a 2-1 win at the Stamford Bridge. Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy pulled one back for Lille late on.

In the other group h encounter at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Rodrigo Moreno Machado 24th minute strike gifted Valencia a 1-0 win over last season semifinalists Ajax, moving top of the Group ...

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Raging rains, more families left homeless as a result of rains

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By Kelvin Ogome

The number of people who have been affected by the raging downpour in the country has increased. This is after 34 more people were rendered homeless in Bomet County after river Nyangores burst its banks.  A similar state of being rendered homeless was witnessed in ndiara village Murang’ a County on Sunday night as landslides buried 12 homes leaving 54 people homeless.

The heavy rains that have been experienced in the country for the last month have caused more harm than good to Kenyans while increasing the number of families affected mostly as a result of the floods.

In Ndiara Villiage, Kiharu constituency, Murang’ a County, 54 people were left homeless after a Sunday night landslide buried 12 homes forcing residents to sort alternative shelter from Kahatia primary schoo...

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Brighton too bright for ‘managerless’ arsenal

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By Peter Mwaura

Arsenal failed to capitalize on home ground advantage losing 2- to Brighton in an EPL midweek encounter staged at the Emirates stadium. Adam Webster gifted the visitors with the opener 36 minutes into the game before Alexander Lacazette marked his 100th appearance for the gunners with an equalizer. Neal Maupay headed the winner for Brighton leaving arsenal on their worst winless run since 1977.

Arsenal under interim coach Freddie Ljungberg are placed 10th with 19 points.

Meanwhile, Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge of the Merseyside based outfit. Everton recorded a 5-2 defeat against Liverpool, this being their 9th of the season and leaves them 18th on the premier league log. Former striker Duncan Ferguson has been put in temporary charge.

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