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Kenyan woman ‘ridiculed’ for marrying disabled man

– Advertisement – A Kenyan woman, Susan Njogu Eling has spoken about how she was ridiculed for her decision to marry a disabled Australian man. Susan Njogu Eling three years ago married Philip Eling who was born with muscular dystrophy – a disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Susan told the BBC that she was called a gold-digger for her decision to marry her husband after photos of their wedding were shared online. The Kenyan first moved to Australia and enrolled for a diploma in working…

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Kenya’s government wants caning re-introduced in schools

– Advertisement – Corporal punishment has been widely accepted as negative way of disciplining children whether at home or at school. For many activists against the practice, the human rights of these children are violated when caned. Corporal punishment is said to have serious effects on the health, safety and security of children as well as increasing the risk of physical abuse. Many countries have abolished caning in schools, replacing that with other forms of punishments that don’t inflict injuries on children. Kenya was one of those countries that banned…

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Africa Sports World 

What else do players in Kenya bet on apart from football?

– Advertisement – The Kenyan betting industry is one of the biggest betting industry and it is believed to be the third- largest sports betting market in Africa. To prove how big and powerful the Kenyan industry is, various Kenya betting companies were temporarily forced to end their operations in the year 2019, and the Kenyan betting regulator claimed at the time that it was owed $586.4 million in unpaid taxes and this will give you an idea of how much the industry is making. Soccer is the most popular sport for…

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Africa Business East Africa World 

Kenyan consumer sentiment displays pockets of potential

– Advertisement – With Kenya having passed the second peak in the country’s COVID-19 pandemic during November 2020 and the accompanying successful mitigation of case numbers and deaths; the NielsenIQ Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for Quarter 4, 2020 saw a slight improvement of 1 point to 98, albeit it with pockets of sign improved sentiment. NielsenIQ Managing Director East Africa Faith Wanderi comments; “Consumer sentiment understandably improved in the last quarter of 2020. Most notably, in terms of longer-term outlook on personal finances and job prospects. However, the daily reality faced by…

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Ugandan political activist Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

– Advertisement – Popular Ugandan academic and political activist, Dr Stella Nyanzi has fled to Kenya, her lawyers have said. Kenyan news outlet, Daily Nation reported that her lawyer, Prof George Luchiri Wajackoyah said his client left Uganda due to political persecution by the Yoweri Museveni regime. Nyanzi is said to be seeking political asylum in Kenya, according to her lawyer. Wajackoyah is quoted as saying that “The abductions and detentions of political actors were getting closer to me, my children have been targets of police trailing, I just left…

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Kenyan MPs fight at a funeral over corruption tag

– Advertisement – There was drama at a Kenyan funeral after two Kenyan MPs exchanged blows. The fight broke out after one of the MPs accused the other of being corrupt. “We have several leaders here in the company of our deputy president who have a tainted life. These are fraudsters who should not be allowed to take up any leadership position,” said Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, Standard news site reports. Reports say MP Sylvanus Osoro jumped from his seat and confronted Mr Arati. – Advertisement – Although it’s…

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British Model Naomi Campbell signs deal to market Kenya

– Advertisement – British supermodel Naomi Campbell has signed a deal with Kenyan government to help promote the country as a top tourism destination. The coronavirus pandemic hit the tourism sector hard in Kenya and the country is finding ways to revive it. On Tuesday, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said Ms Campbell agreed to become Magical Kenya’s international ambassador. “We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand,” CS Balala said in a statement. NAOMI CAMPBELL TO BECOME…

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Covid-19: Kenya schools reopen after months of closure

– Advertisement – Schools in Kenya on Monday reopened for children to return to the classroom for learning and teaching activities. Millions of primary and secondary school children in Kenya are expected to get back to the classroom. In October final year students resumed learning ahead of Monday’s official reopening date. Meanwhile the head of the Kenya National Union of Teachers Wilson Sossion has said that the safety of students and teachers is at risk as schools reopened. He told the BBC that the level of preparation on coronavirus safety…

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Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya as it recalls diplomats

– Advertisement – The Somali government in Eastern Africa has cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya. Somalia has subsequently recalled all its diplomats from Nairobi and given Kenyan diplomats in Mogadishu seven days to leave the country. In a televised address on state media Somalia’s Minister of Information Osman Abukar Dubbe said the decision has been taken to protect the country’s sovereignty. “The Somali government, based on its national sovereignty guaranteed by international law and order, and fulfilling its constitutional duty to safeguard the nationhood, unity and stability of the country,…

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Kenya’s outspoken Chief Justice David Maraga retires

– Advertisement – Outspoken Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga has retired from office effective Friday, December 11, 2020. He became popular after presiding over the annulment of the 2017 presidential election in Kenya. Justice Maraga is the country’s 14th Chief Justice and took office in October 2016. He has been praised for restoring faith in the independence of the judiciary since assuming office. Justice Maraga, 69, graduated as a lawyer from the University of Nairobi, before going into private practice. – Advertisement – He was appointed a judge in 2003…

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