Students stranded at Kenyatta University’s main campus gate after indefinite closure

Campus, News

By Njamiu Kiboi

The varsity was closed down following two days of students’ unrest.

In a notice dated 8th of October 2019, the university vice-chancellor professor Paul Wainaina noted that the Senate has concluded to close the varsity until further notice.

It was not business as usual in the vicinity of Kenyatta University on Monday as the rowdy University students engaged with the police in a running battle causing a heavy traffic snarl-up on Thika road as they staged a protest over welfare issues.

In a memo dated 7th of October 2019, through the office of the VC, the University management apologized to members of the public for the inconvenience caused by the unruly students who chose violence instead of engaging directly with the university administration through dialogue.

The adminis...

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Women to benefit from HPV campaign in Garissa County in a move aims at preventing infection of cervical cancer

News

By Faith Anyula 

The Campaign to promote the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has started in Garissa County. It aims at preventing the infection of cervical cancer among women.

A stakeholders meeting that brought together religious and opinion leaders, as well as women and members of the civil society, is meant to gain support for the roll-out of the vaccine which is supposed to be administered to young girls aged 10 years.

Addressing the press after the meeting, deputy director in charge of prevention and promotion services Ibrahim Gedi, said the vaccine is currently available at private facilities at a fee.

He added that the county has made a tremendous step in the promotion of immunization with 78 per cent of all children under 5 years having received the polio injection.

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Perry unveils the new Tyler Perry Studios at a black-tie gala

Entertainment

The prolific actor, writer, director and producer of films and television series such as the “Madea” franchise and “The Haves and the Have Nots.” But inside the gates, Perry unveiled Tyler Perry Studios on Saturday at a black-tie gala.

Tyler Perry he said will celebrate not only his studio but the Hollywood figures like Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey and Denzel Washington who inspired him. It’s also, he said, a celebration of what the film industry in Georgia can be.

The $250 million studios is the only major film studio in the nation owned by an African American. It’s a crowning achievement for a once-struggling playwright who, more than 20 years ago, had been kicked out of his apartment and was living out of his car.

In a wide-ranging interview, Perry discussed the future of t...

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Collins Injera and other Kenya 7s senior players back in training ahead of Safari 7s

Sports

By Peter Mwaura 

Mwamba RFC speedster Collins Injera,Billy Odhiambo ,Kenya Harlequins William Ambaka, Homeboyz quarter of Leonard Mugaisi,Augustine Lugonzo ,Bush Mwale And Jeff Oluoch are some of the senior Kenya 7s players who have reported back in training ahead of the 2019 safari sevens tournament set to be hosted at the R.F.U.E.A Grounds from 18th October.

At least 15 senior players boycotted training in December 2018 following wrangles over salaries forcing Coach Paul Murunga to depend on rookies for the 2018/2019 HSBC 7s series.

With the Africa qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics set for November 9th to 10th in Johannesburg South Africa, Coach Paul Feeney will be using the safari 7s to prepare a squad that can successfully secure a ticket to the Olympics.

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Vera Sidika Birthday

Vera Sidika’s fans shower her with money during her party.

Entertainment

By Magdalene Njoki

In a video shared on her Instagram story, Vera was spotted dancing and enjoying herself while her few wealthy fans and friends did not shy away from blessing her with monetary favours. Vera Sidika adores and appreciates her loyal fans. As she celebrated her 30th birthday, Vera decided to spice it up and travelled to Kitale where she had an all-white theme party at club Epic.

Well, this girl knows how to party and her fans did not disappoint at all.

Clocking 30 in style!!!

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CBK insists no extension for the old 1000 notes expiry date

News

Kenyans were asked to return all the old 1,000 banknotes and exchange them with the new generational banknotes that were rolled out almost immediately. According to CBK, there were 217.6 million pieces of the old 1,000 notes that were in circulation. The CBK targeted to collect at least 86 per cent of the pieces.

And on Monday 30th, the old 1000 notes expires and the regulator has not shown any sign of relenting to this day as the final day for the old notes.

At least 900 accounts have been flagged by the central bank of Kenya (CBK) for making suspicious deposits as the exchange of the old 1,000 notes ends.

The fate of some of these unusual deposits will be known to start later this week as the curtain comes down on the demonetization process...

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Kamiti inmates protest over search for contraband

News

Kamiti maximum security prison on Monday morning experienced unrest from prisoners protesting a search for contraband. According to a statement from the Kenya Prisons Service, the inmates’ boycotted breakfast after the officers decided to make an impromptu search for contraband.

The incident was however put under control a few minutes later by officers who were on the morning shift.

All the inmates had to be locked up in their cells to calm the situation down. A similar incident happened back in 2014 when prison officers were forced to fire in the air to disperse rowdy prisoners who attempted to break out of jail.

The former commissioner-general of prisons Isaiah Osugo ordered the closure of the main canteen at the prison after it emerged that it was used to smuggle in contraband goods...

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Carabao Cup: Luck On Manchester United’s Side as They See off Rochdale via Penalties

Sports

By Peter Mwaura

Manchester United was made to labour for their Carabao third-round victory after neighbours Rochdale scored late to force the tie into penalty shootouts.

Mason Greenwood handed the lead to unite in the 68th minute of the match…….

Before 16-year-old Luke Matheson equalized for the visitors 14 minutes to the last whistle forcing the match into penalty shoot outs.

Experience paid off, in the end, Jimmy Keohane penalty being saved by Sergio Romero while United scored all five efforts.

In the meantime, it was raining goals at the Stamford Bridge as the blues scored 7-1 League Two side Grimsby Town.

Barkley, Batshuayi, Pedro, Zouma, James and Hudson-Odoi all netted for Frank Lampard’s side.

In other results Liverpool saw of Mk Dons 2-0 at their backyard, west Ham suffering ...

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British PM Boris Johnson faces fight for survival following ruling

News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his political survival following a ruling from Britain’s Supreme Court Tuesday that his decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.

The ruling means British lawmakers will return to parliament Wednesday, as calls grow for Johnson’s resignation.

Britain is still due to leave the European Union Oct. 31, although that process has now been thrown into further doubt.

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