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Jul 27 46 tweets 11 min read
Just after overthrowing his father and taking the reins as leader of the Titans, Kronos learned of a prophesy that suggested his fate would suffer a similar coup d’état at the hands of his children. - @NationAfrica He vowed to never let his children become powerful to challenge him for the throne. Kronos would devour any child his wife Rhea gave birth to.
Jul 27 22 tweets 5 min read
As families of the 35 people who died after their bus crashed into the notorious River Nithi come to terms with the loss of their loved ones, concern is shifting to the lack of implementation of rules that would have made PSVs safer in case of an accident. - @NationAfrica The @Modern_Coast bus that was headed to Mombasa from Meru was almost torn into two on impact, after the driver lost control of the vehicle, which swerved off the bridge.
Jul 27 11 tweets 4 min read
In 2017, Kenya implemented a comprehensive ban on shisha, including the use, import, manufacture, sale, offer of sale, advertising, promotion, distribution and encouraging or facilitating its use. - @NationAfrica Any person who contravenes any provision of these rules may, where a penalty has not been expressly provided for under any provision of the Act, be liable to the penalty contemplated under section 163 of the Act. - Then @MOH_Kenya CS Cleopa Mailu on December 27, 2017.
Jul 27 12 tweets 5 min read
The battle for the control of the multibillion-shilling @SportPesa brand has taken another twist, after city tycoon Paul Ndung’u filed more supplementary affidavits to @jsckenya - @NationAfrica This time round, Paul Ndung'u is alleging that somebody at @Kenyajudiciary was involved in “mischievous backdating of an application with an intention to concoct reasons” that were used to determine a case.
Jul 27 14 tweets 3 min read
Lawmakers failed to pass critical bills that would have helped lower petroleum prices, tame the ballooning public debt and streamline the collection of property taxes before the House adjourned ahead of the August 9 general election. - @BD_Africa The life of the 12th Parliament will come to an end on August 8, without MPs approving 38 Bills.
Jul 26 11 tweets 2 min read
Besides tribalism, some people that I worked with went to unimaginable levels to protect their jobs and other favours. - Lee Njiru Working for State House was lucrative. Allowances were fat, foreign trips so frequent, influence so great, that it was devastating and degrading to be transferred from this seat of power.
Jul 26 8 tweets 2 min read
The death of Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko in February 1990 shocked President Moi to the core. When the news of the death was made public, I was with Moi at Rumuruti State Lodge. We had spent the night there after a grueling tour of Mt Kenya region. - Lee Njiru During the subsequent inquiry and rumours from various quarters, certain people, without any empirical evidence, accused President Moi of complicity in the murder.
Jul 26 14 tweets 3 min read
One day, in 1999, while chatting with Moi, the issue of children succeeding parents cropped up in our discussion. Moi expressed his displeasure that political giants such as Mulu Mutisya of Ukambani, Jackson Angaine of Meru had not been succeeded by their children - Lee Njiru As for Mulu Mutisya, we discussed his son Eric who had at one time vied for the Mwala parliamentary seat and fared dismally. We also discussed a few of Angaine’s children and concluded that none could match their father’s political stature.
Jul 26 6 tweets 6 min read
ICYMI: @SafaricomPLC CEO @PeterNdegwa_ last week at @JoytownSchool in Thika launched the 4th phase of @SafaricomFDN's #NdotoZetuUwezoWetu initiative... #Tuinuane .@SafaricomFDN's #NdotoZetuUwezoWetu initiative focuses on 3 key pillars:

Economic empowerment

Jul 25 13 tweets 6 min read
.@StanChartKE partnered with @iBizAfrica- Strathmore University to shortlist 10 start- ups for the Women in tech #StanChartWomenInTech program. The Program targets women led start-ups that are looking to scale up their business through technology. - @HapaKenya #StanChartWomeninTech (WiT) support female-led entrepreneurial teams with business management training, mentoring and seed funding. This year’s top 10 teams were selected from a pool of over 350 start-ups that had applied for the program.
Jul 25 25 tweets 4 min read
For 24 years, President Daniel arap Moi’s State House was a theatre of intrigues and drama as influential individuals rose or fell jostling for power and favours. - @NationAfrica In the second instalment of an exclusive four-part serialiasation of an ultimate insider’s tell-all book revealing the deepest secrets of the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi governments, Lee Njiru writes about a purge, paranoia and politics in his memoir, Presidents’ Pressman.
Jul 25 16 tweets 7 min read
.@KeEquityBank has signed a partnership with NALA Payments Limited @NALAmoney a remittance payment processing platform licensed in the UK and United States, to facilitate diaspora remittances into Kenya. Image This partnership will allow Kenyans living in the United Kingdom and the United States to send money directly from their banks, through the @NALAmoney app, instantly and at the most competitive rates to Equity Bank Kenya accounts and other mobile wallets.
Jul 25 14 tweets 6 min read
.@SafaricomPLC hired 400 software developers this year as the company seeks capacity to run its highly digitised business, underlining the demand for tech talent even as global digital companies set up shop in Nairobi. - @BD_Africa The new hires are 6.4% of @SafaricomPLC's 6,230 permanent, temporary, and contracted employees at the end of last year highlighting the aggressive acquisition of tech-savvy workers.
Jul 25 4 tweets 1 min read
In sub-Sahara, Beijing has invested a cumulative portfolio of $23B since 2003. In 2020, Beijing was building about a third of all infrastructure projects on the continent, worth about $50M or more, according to an analysis by audit firm Deloitte, compared to just under 12% by the Western firms.
Jul 25 15 tweets 5 min read
.@BatKenya @SafaricomPLC @StanChartKE are the most generous listed companies in terms of dividend payout, distributing more than 79% of their net income to shareholders. - @BD_Africa This analysis is based on the payout for the latest financial year and excludes special dividends which are not repeatable.
Jul 24 26 tweets 4 min read
The family of former President Daniel arap Moi, who ruled Kenya for 24 years, and sugar baron Jaswant Rai, have been ordered to compensate a widow over Sh2B for a 53-acre land grabbed in 1983. - @NationAfrica A presidential directive that Mr Moi gave the Land ministry to forcefully take ownership of the prime property in Eldoret town will now see his kin dig deep into their inheritance to pay for his sins.
Jul 23 59 tweets 9 min read
The former head of Presidential Press Service, Lee Njiru, details the chaos and plunder in Jomo Kenyatta’s reign, recounts the day the president slashed him with a sword and the comically tragic power struggles at State House in his book, “President’s Press Man”. - @NationAfrica Jomo Kenyatta had a special relationship with Haile Selassie. This had led to the signing of a defence pact between Kenya and Ethiopia, purposely to counter the Republic of Somalia’s expansionist schemes.
Jul 23 15 tweets 4 min read
WHO in partnership with @gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have rolled out one-of-a-kind malaria vaccine financing in Africa. - @MaudhuiHouse The program has seen Gavi commit Kes18.5B for the 2022–2025 period, as well as $56M investment through a “de-risk” agreement with medicine maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK )and innovative financing partner, MedAccess.
Jul 23 29 tweets 9 min read
In our society there are many brilliant people who have sadly not been able to get the chance to achieve their potential and end up wasting away in the towns and villages. - @HapaKenya There is a myriad of reasons why this happens but for the most part it has been due to lack of opportunities brought about by financial constraints.
Jul 23 9 tweets 7 min read
The 13th leg of the ongoing @SafaricomPLC Golf ⛳️ Tour will be held at Vet Lab Sports Club @vetlabsc this weekend with over 350 junior and senior golfers set to take on the 18-hole course. - @SafaricomNews

#EveryShotIsAnOpportunity The tournament comes just one week after Lieutenant Colonel Michael Mulwa won the 12th leg held at Kenya Airforce Base in Eastleigh. #SafaricomGolfTour #EveryShotIsAnOpportunity

Jul 22 16 tweets 3 min read
Former cabinet minister and KANU Secretary General John Joseph Kamotho’s widow has received court’s nod to sell his Sh82M Nairobi house to raise money for her upkeep and medical expenses, pending determination of a family dispute over control of his wealth. - @NationAfrica Justice Aggrey Muchelule, however, ordered that half of the sale proceeds be shared equally among the four children of the late politician while the other half go to the widow, Ms Eunice Wambui.