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Ebola scare as 122 West Africans pass

BUSIA Governor Sospeter Ojaamong says measures have been put in place to contain any spread of Ebola by West Africans entering Kenya illegally. He was speaking yesterday at a meeting at the Busia Customs office with county and national government officials. “With the cancellation of flights by Kenya Airways to Ebola-hit nations in West Africa, people have started using Entebbe Airport and entering the country through Busia and Malaba,” Ojaamong said. Public Health…

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Two held for killing South Africa farmworker 'with oranges'

Two farmworkers have been arrested for allegedly killing a colleague by pelting him with oranges, South African police said Wednesday. A quarrel on a farm outside Tzaneen in the northern Limpopo province on Monday turned deadly when the two men armed themselves with fruit, said Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. "Babanto Chauke, 38, and two men had a quarrel. The two allegedly started throwing loose oranges at him until he died," Ngoepe said. "The paramedics…

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Kenya should expand its foreign market, says Kandie

Tourism Secretary Phyllis Kandie has expressed concerns over Kenya's dependence on European markets. She said Kenya exports 60 per cent of its produce to Europe and 26 per cent to East African Community countries. "We intend to diversify our export market to include the Middle East and India. We should increase our export value to East African countries," Kandie said. She said the East African Community has been rated as the most successful…

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Sumac Microfinance Bank Golf Challenge

The annual Sumac Micro-finance Bank Golf Challenge Cup scheduled for August 30 at vet-Lab Club has attracted over 200 golfers. Sumac Bank managing director, Duncan Mwaniki, said the objective of this year’s event is to bring together the partners and customers of Sumac to network and appreciate the power of sports as a unifying factor. “We want to bring our partners together and network in a relaxed environment while competing for honours in…

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South African doctors give wrong patient heart surgery

A private hospital in South Africa admitted Wednesday that it had carried out heart surgery on the wrong patient after a name mix-up. Local media said 83-year-old Rita du Plessis was being treated for a respiratory infection, but ended up in theatre for a procedure to remove excess moisture around her heart. Her doctor at Mediclinic in the central city of Kimberley had mixed up patients' names in a phone discussion with the…

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ERC shuts down four petrol stations for cheating

The Energy Regulatory Commission has shut down four petrol stations for contravening quality standards while eleven others have been fined for not paying the requisite duty to the Kenya revenue Authority. Fast Energy Service Station Gacharara in Kiambu and Metro Filling Station in Ikonyero, Kakamega were closed after they were found selling petrol contaminated with kerosene. Bukhayo Filling Station in Shisiru, Kakamega was closed for selling transit diesel meant for export while Sango…

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Elephants may be wiped out by 2024, new study shows

Elephants could become extinct if illegal wildlife trade, which has reached alarming levels is not checked, a new report has warned. The study, published in yesterday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, led by George Wittemyer of Colorado State University, says new elephants births are not keeping pace with the killings. Kenya has been identified as one of the leading transit routes for smuggling ivory out of Africa, with several…

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Crown bets on adhesives to raise revenues

Crown Paints is betting on growth in furniture, automotive, construction and building sectors to drive up demand for adhesives. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed paint maker said the firm is targeting a compounded 10 per cent annual growth in revenues over the next five years by aiming to control half of the adhesives market. Crown did not disclose the market share it holds in the segment currently. “At the moment, we are laying the…

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Can a spouse be compelled to remain in a marriage?

When spouses exchange marriage vows during a statutory marriage, they usually enter into legally overlapping contracts with each other. Rights arise and duties arise from the relationship that arises therefrom. The rights and obligations cannot be delegated to third parties given that the nature of the marriage is to the total exclusion of the whole world. This space is supposed and or intended to remain as such till the death of the parties…

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Forget the trendy gadgets, let your child try horse riding this holiday

The holiday season is here and many parents are cracking their heads on how to keep their children busy and free from trouble. They are wondering if they should enroll them for private tuition to work on their weak subjects before the new school term starts or buy them the latest gadgets to keep them in the house and prevent them from interacting with wrong company in the neighbourhood. However, others opt for…

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Governors appoint Barrack Muluka head of communications

The Council of Governors has appointed Barrack Muluka as the Head of Communications and Spokesman. Muluka is a well known publishing editor and a social commentator. He was previously the National Director of Communications at the ODM secretariat but he relinquished his position in February 2012 on a pre-negotiated understanding at the time of his engagement. Being a graduate from the top-ranked University of Nairobi, with a Bachelors degree in Linguistics, Postgraduate Diploma…

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