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The mood inside the control tower at the Eldoret International Airport had drastically changed since the first time the tower had got in touch with a Nairobi bound flight from Kitale. An hour had passed since the pilots made contact with the control tower. By now, the flight, Flysax flight EXZ 102, ought to have been taxiing along the...
On October 30 at 5.30am, Peter Thanare left his home for Kitengela to meet a client who wanted to hire his vehicle to transport goats from Kajiado to Ruiru. The 34-year-old taxi operator in Ruiru was to proceed to Isinya later. At around 12pm, his sister called his cellphone but the call was received by a man who said Mr...
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho yesterday announced that some members of his outgoing cabinet will not return to office over non-performance. The governor’s revelation comes four days after all the county executives were sent home at the end of their two-year contracts. Mr Joho said yesterday that only former county executives who excelled in three parametres...
Four of the eight Kenyans detained in Rwanda over an attempt to hack a bank have pending cases of hacking into banks and stealing more than Sh100 million. The four have been identified as Reuben Mwangi Kirongothi a former IT staff at a local bank who was charged with hacking a bank in Nairobi and stealing Sh80 million. The...
Kenyatta Trust Director Ngina Kenyatta speaks at the Strathmore University Business School yesterday. President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African leaders to prioritise the creation of a conducive environment that will unlock the potential of the youth and enable them contribute effectively to development. Uhuru yesterday said leaders should equip the youth with the right education so they can compete...
Low crop yield in western Kenyan has been attributed to high acidity and nutrients depletion in soil according to a study conducted by Kenya Markets Trust (KMT). The study, which was released yesterday at a farmers’ forum in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, reveals that about 50 per cent of the smallholders in the region farm on soils with...
Reinstated Communication Authority of Kenya boss Francis Wangusi (pictured) is like the mythical cat with nine lives. Mr Wangusi has defied all odds to be at the helm of the Waiyaki Way-based State agency for eight years and when everyone thought they had seen the last of him, the court has brought him back in what is likely...
A cane farmer at Emulundu village in Lurambi. A collapsed farmer extension service system, corruption and in some instances downright greed of those entrusted with this key docket remain the biggest threats to agriculture. The sugar sub-sector, once a thriving source of income in Western, Nyanza and parts of Coast, has been on a downhill trend since the turn...
A section of Kenyatta Avenue in Nakuru town on March 20, 2019. (Kipsang Joseph, Standard) Nakuru County Assembly members have warned against politicisation of plans to elevate the town to city status. The matter is now in the hands of Senators after the assembly approved a report by an ad hoc committee charged with collecting views from residents and...
Ahead of Saturday’s governorship poll in Bayelsa State, some residents have expressed worry over the state of security in different parts of the state. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in several interviews on Friday, the residents called on government and intelligence agencies to ensure the security of lives and property in the state. Kelechi James, a resident, told PREMIUM TIMES that...