TimeLine Layout

July, 2018

  • 19 July

    KMA warns of marine accidents in the next 72 hours

    ​Kenya Maritime Authority has issued another alert, warning of deaths in the Indian Ocean in the next three days if caution is not taken. Acting Director General George Macgoye attributed this to strong winds of more than 40 knots along the coastline. Areas to be affected are Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale …

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  • 19 July

    Husbands have no idea how wives orgasm during sex – study

    Almost half of men have no idea how often their wives achieve orgasm during sex. A damning new survey of more than 3,200 newly-weds found a quarter of husbands over-estimate how often their wife reaches climax. This presents a huge problem for couples, scientists said, as women whose husbands are …

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  • 19 July

    Lead revival of sugar industry, Lusaka tells Western MCAs

    Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has challenged MCAs from sugar producing counties to take the lead in resuscitating the industry. This, he says, will boost the economies of the sugar-belt and guarantee Kenyans products fit for consumption. Lusaka said the influx of contraband sugar must serve as a wake up call. …

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  • 19 July

    When is it okay to fart in front of your partner?

    At what point do most adults feel comfortable farting in front of a romantic partner? Surprisingly, men and women are in agreement on this one: about nine months.  Porch surveyed over 1,000 adults to learn when is the right time to let inhibitions go and start doing embarrassing things in a …

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  • 19 July

    Road blocked after train ferrying petrol derails at Kibarani

    A train ferrying petrol derailed at Kibarani, Mombasa county, causing major traffic jams on roads in the area. One wagon fell into the Indian Ocean and another on the road in the incident at about 4 am on Thursday. Kibarani-Makupa, the main feeder to Mombasa town, was closed as workers …

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  • 19 July

    General Electric reconsiders investment in Lamu coal plant

    The future of the proposed Lamu coal plant was cast into doubt on Wednesday when 56 institutional and individual investors with $ 713 billion (Sh71.3 trillion) in assets under management asked General Electric to pull out. In May, GE, formerly General Electric, agreed to buy a Sh40 billion stake in Amu …

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  • 19 July

    Court suspends new taxes under Finance Bill, 2018

    The High Court has suspended the implementation of excise duty introduced in Finance Bill,2018. In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Wilfrida Okwany said duty on money transferred by banks is an important issue that cannot be the subject of guesswork or individual interpretation by the lenders. The determination followed an …

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  • 19 July

    Elgeyo Marakwet babies undergoing FGM in the name of culture

    Can you imagine subjecting your eight-year-old daughter to FGM? What about your six-year-old? This is a trend that is emerging among some of the communities in Elgeyo Marakwet, county director of children and social services Magrin Serem has warned. FGM is illegal. Many communities that carry on with the practice …

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  • 19 July

    Uber introduces callback line for riders' safety

    Cab hailing app Uber has introduced an Incident Response Team callback line in a bid to improve safety and security in the industry. The support feature will provide riders across the region with 24/7 access to discuss safety-related matters with Uber’s IRT team. With the IRT callback line, riders can submit a …

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  • 19 July

    Governor Awiti's election appeal thrown out for lack of merit

    Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti’s appeal has been thwarted by a Kisumu court. Making the ruling on Thursday, justice Fatuma Sichale said the appeal lacked merit and that the election was free and fair. Supporters were heard shouting while celebrating outside the court as the judge gave the details of the …

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