War on graft restoring investors’ confidence, outgoing envoys say

President Uhuru Kenyatta has yet again said no effort will be spared in ensuring corruption is completely destroyed. “We will remain focused on the fight against corruption. We hope that every institution will play its part to make this war successful,” Uhuru said at State House, Nairobi, when he separately bid farewell to outgoing EU Ambassador Stefano Dejak and British High Commissioner Nic Hailey on Wednesday. The President commended the two envoys for strengthening relations between Kenya and their respective jurisdictions during their tour of duty. Uhuru said Kenya appreciates…

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Semenya barred from defending title over testosterone levels

Caster Semenya will not defend her world title this September after a Swiss court banned the South African runner over her testosterone levels. The three-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 800 meters must comply with the regulations enforced by the International Association of Athletics Federations in regard to testosterone levels, which were approved by the Court of Arbitration of Sport in a landmark case on May 1, the court ruled. The new ruling says that in order for Semenya to continue competing in distances that are 1500 meters and…

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Somoina Kimojino appointed as Homeboyz’s General Manager

Somoina Kimojino has been appointed as Homeboyz Radio General Manager with immediate, the Board has announced. “Somoina is one of the most respected executives in the media industry in the region, and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and networks in the radio and events business,” the board said in a statement. “We are excited about her joining the business to take Homeboyz Radio to leadership in Kenya and the region,” board chairman Myke Rabar said. Until this appointment, she was Acting Managing Director at Capital FM following…

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Micro blogging site, Twitter, down on technical hitches

Twitter, a popular microblogging and online social platform, went down on Thursday, becoming unavailable to users around the world. Many users around the world turned into other social media sites to express shock on why their tweets could not go through. Globally established media facilities, however, updated the world on Twitter’s state, clarifying that the site was down. The site went down at around 9.45 pm, Kenyan time. The Brief will keep you updated as more details stream in.  

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Guaranty Trust Bank puts up Njenga Karume’s Jacaranda Hotel up for auction

Kenya’s Guaranty Trust Bank has, legally, initiated the process of auctioning Njenga Karume’s Jacaranda Hotel. The family of the late Njenga Karume, a former defence minister, continues to face daunting challenges in the quest to manage his vast estate. The troubled empire is facing a litmus test with the planned auction of the prime Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi to clear a bank loan. In his prime, Karume was the biggest distributor of beer maker East African Breweries Limited’s products, a lucrative, long-term contract that earned him billions of shillings over…

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Kenya loses bid to host Africa free trade Secretariat to Ghana

Kenya on Monday lost the bid to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area to Ghana during the 35th Extra Ordinary AU summit in Niamey, Niger. “Now official: Ghana has been selected by the Assembly of Heads of State & Government of @_AfricanUnion as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area #AfCFTA.  Congratulations to the President of Ghana @NAkufoAddo and the good people of Ghana,” AFCFTA tweeted on Monday. Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo also confirmed the decision saying,  “Ghana has been…

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Safaricom C.E.O, Bob Collymore dies aged 61

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore is dead. According to a statement from the mobile service provider, Collymore passed away at his home on Monday morning. In October 2017, Collymore went to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties. “He has been undergoing treatment for this condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi,” the statement said. It added; “In recent weeks, his condition worsened and he succumbed to the cancer at his home…

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Google joins Kenyans in immortalizing Dr. Margaret Ogola

The Kenyan literature scene, one of the most outstanding in the continent, continues to reminisce the souls of those who physically made an exit, but whose works remain relevant to today’s realities. On this day, in 1958, Dr. Margaret Ogola joined the world in what was to be a lifetime of excellence. Dr. Ogola served the Kenyan people in many capacities as a celebrated author, visible nationalist, a committed medic and a relentless social justice defender. She immensely brought out the tragic realities around HIV/AIDS and aggressively sought to increase…

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