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  • Chepkwony leaves KQ after 5 months

    November 2, 2017 3:13 PM 166

    Kenya Airways’ human resources director has resigned from the national carrier five months after joining from Tata Chemicals Magadi where he held a similar position. Sammy Chepkwony announced his departure through a memo to staff, explaining that he had decided to part ways with the airline effective Thursday to “pursue other interests.” Mr Chepkwony

  • Ezekiel Mutua wants ‘gay’ lions spotted in Maasai Mara isolated

    November 2, 2017 12:55 PM 163

    Moral policeman Ezekial Mutua now wants two male lions spotted in the Masaai Mara engaging in ‘sexual contact’ to be kept in isolation. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive also wants the two gay lions to be subjected to scientific research to determine how they acquired homosexual behavior. In an interview with Nairobi News, Mr Mutua

  • 79 Million And Counting: Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ Is The Most Viewed Nigerian Music Video On YouTube

    November 2, 2017 12:37 PM 165

    Earlier this year, Yemi Alade’s 2014 smash hit Johnny was announced the most watched video by a female African on YouTube with about 72 million views. A few months later, Johnny has surpassed that record to become the most watch Nigerian music video ever on YouTube with to 79 million views- and counting. The title for the most viewed Nigerian music video

  • Uganda MPs reject 'bribe' linked to age-limit bill

    November 2, 2017 12:11 PM 162

    Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit. So far, 10 lawmakers have rejected the millions of shillings, with the latest one being Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. Ms Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, on Thursday returned USh29 million to Parliament

  • Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

    November 2, 2017 12:02 PM 143

    DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert

  • Microsoft enhances paternity leave to six-weeks

    November 2, 2017 11:03 AM 155

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Microsoft has announced a five-month paid maternity leave for female employees in its Kenya office, a new arrangement that almost doubles what many local companies offer. In most Kenyan companies, a female employee is entitled to three-month paid maternity leave while male employees do get two-week off to bond with newborn babies

  • O'Hanlon becomes Irish marathon champion after Sittuk is stripped of title

    November 2, 2017 10:46 AM 144

    Gary O'Hanlon from Dundalk has been declared Irish Marathon champion - three days after thinking he has lost out to Freddy Sittuk in Dublin. Sittuk was stripped of the title after it emerged he did did meet the criteria to qualify under the residency rule. The Kenyan has been declared eligible for the national title by his club Raheny Shamrock AC. But it was later

  • Two Kenya Airway crewmen arrested with narcotic drugs at JKIA

    November 2, 2017 9:54 AM 149

    Nairobi, Kenya: Two Kenya Airways staff were Thursday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with close to 20 kilograms of substance believed to be narcotics. The cabin crew were about to board their flight to Cotonou, Benin when they were intercepted. Head of Anti- Narcotic Police Unit Hamisi Masa said the two men were arrested early Thursday

  • Kenyan shilling steady, helped by tight market liquidity

    November 2, 2017 9:21 AM 163

    At 0838 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 103.65/85 per dollar, little changed from Wednesday's close of 103.60/80. ...........................Shilling spot rates .....................Shilling forward rates .......................Cross rates ..................................Local contributors .......................Central Bank of Kenya Index

  • Two KQ staff nabbed at JKIA for drug trafficking

    November 2, 2017 8:47 AM 159

    Two members of Kenya Airways (KQ) cabin crew have been arrested for allegedly carrying drugs out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The suspects, both men of Kenyan nationality were arrested fifteen minutes to take-off at 7.45am with a substance believed to be cocaine while en-route to Cotonou, Benin. Earlier in the month, a police multi-agency