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👔Ruto Takes Over 🤝Jubilee Preparations on Monday

Deputy President William Ruto has taken over preparations for repeat primaries of the Jubilee headquarters which have been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week.

Sources told the Standard that Ruto is "over-sighting the preparations" to ensure all loose ends are tied in time.

The party must print millions of …

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🏦Banks Retrench Staff to Protect Profit💰 Margins

The largest bank in East and Central Africa by assets, KCB Group, has opened the exit door for employees who wish to retire early as it gears up for the next phase of layoffs, two months after it downplayed media reports it planned to retrench more than 500 staff. KCB …

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🤝Jubilee Aspirants Boycott⛔ Nominations Citing Irregularities

Boycott by key aspirants and poor preparations marred the start of Jubilee Party primaries in its Mt Kenya stronghold on Friday.

Claims of rigging emerged in Nyeri, with a bundle of pre-marked ballot papers intercepted in Mukurwe-ini. A suspect was locked up at Mukurwe-ini Police Station after ballot papers were …

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Tension🗡as Migori & Homa Bay Prepare for 🍊ODM Nominations

Two primary school teachers sustained serious injuries after a group of youth stormed a venue where ODM officials were undergoing training ahead of the Monday primaries.

The two - Valentine Omollo, a head teacher at Rare Primary School and Beatrice Onduru of St Jonathan School - were training officials at Rakwaro Seminary …

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👮Police Colluding With JP to Discredit 🍊ODM 🗳Polls: Zani

ODM has held the police responsible for the chaos that marred its primaries and accused the security agencies of colluding with the Jubilee Party to discredit its nominations. Secretary general Agnes Zani said police have been slow to take action against the perpetrators of violence in ODM areas, but quick …

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Mohammed Ali: 🍊ODM, Joho Plot to Rig Him out of Race😯

Former KTN journalist Mohammed Ali has called for the cancellation of ODM primaries in Nyali constituency.

He alleged a scheme by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and ODM top officials to rig him out. This was after he found his name missing in the party members register.

Ali is competing with …

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🍊ODM Meeting on Raila Signals 💫NASA 🚩Flagbearer

ODM has once again given indicated that its party boss Raila Odinga would fly the NASA presidential flag and convened a huge meeting to anoint him.

The Orange Party is set to hold a National Delegates Convention on May 4 for the nomination of Raila as the ODM presidential flagbearer …

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Tycoon👔 Who Died in Malindi Pool Was Drugged💊

Medical reports of Jimmy Baburam - a tycoon who drowned in a swimming pool under unclear circumstances last year - show he had used hard drugs and had a history of ill health.

The report from Karen Hospital and Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in South Africa which was produced by the defence indicates …

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Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral.
The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation …

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Sailing: Italian duo break sailing record from Dakar to Guadeloupe

An Italian father and son duo have sailed their way into the record books after taking just over 11 days to cross the Atlantic in a catamaran.

Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-à-Pitre on Thursday, 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving …

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Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal

A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a “massive fraud” orchestrated by the German automaker.

U.S. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea …

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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale computers.

Seleznev, aka "Track2," would hack into computers belonging to both small businesses and large financial institutions, according to prosecutors. He was arrested …

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