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December 17, 2018 9:00 PM Kenyan junior shines in South Africa meet

Jia Rajesh Hiranandani won silver during the Africa School Chess Championships in Limpopo, South Africa at the weekend. The Year Seven student at Oshwal Academy amassed seven points out of a possible nine to finish runner-up behind Gabatsgwarwe Refilwe of Botswana, who had eight points. Following her performance, Hiranandani becomes a Women Candidate 261

December 17, 2018 9:00 PM RUGBY: Kabras consolidate top spot in Kenya Cup battle

As the 2018-19 Kenya Cup season takes a three-week break, 2016 champions Kabras Sugar sit pretty at the top of the 12-team standings with 25 points after five rounds of matches. The side, which is coached by South African Henley Du Plessis, will head into the new year buoyed by their superb form that has seen them bag bonus-point wins in all their matches 264

December 16, 2018 9:00 PM Golf: Bollo bolts team to Safari tour Victory

Royal Nairobi Golf Club’s Pro Kenneth Bollo spurred his Pro-Am team to victory over the weekend during the fourth leg of the Safari Tour golf tournament at Thika Greens Golf Resort. Bollo, the 2016 Golfer of The Year (Goty) who turned pro early this year, carded a personal score of 35 stableford points, before topping it up with the best scores from combined 254

October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 252

November 2, 2017 3:13 PM Chepkwony leaves KQ after 5 months

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 737

November 2, 2017 12:55 PM Ezekiel Mutua wants ‘gay’ lions spotted in Maasai Mara isolated

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 726

November 2, 2017 11:03 AM Microsoft enhances paternity leave to six-weeks

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 721

November 2, 2017 9:54 AM Two Kenya Airway crewmen arrested with narcotic drugs at JKIA

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 563

November 2, 2017 7:44 AM Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed 489

November 2, 2017 5:46 AM Kabogo to fork out Sh100m for invading prime Westlands plot

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo addressing the media at his residence in Kiambu on August 9, 2017 after losing his seat. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU By SAM KIPLAGAT Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has been slapped with Sh100 million costs for illegally occupying a parcel of land in Nairobi’s Westlands. Further, Justice Elijah Obaga directed Mr Kabogo 368