Billionaire oligarch Jimi Wanjigi breaks silence about tweet announcing his decision to buy Eliud Kipchoge a private jet

Nairobi tycoon Jimi Wanjigi has come out to set the record straight about a tweet announcing his decision to buy world's greatest marathoner Eliud Kipchoge a private jet. On Saturday October 12th 2019, moments after Kipchoge became the first man to run a 42 kilometer marathon in under 2 hours, a tweet from @Jimmywanjigi1 announced that he was offering to buy the marathoner a Gulfstream jet. "Congratulations!! You have done us proud ...

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Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first man to break the 2hr mark in the marathon

Eliud Kipchoge made Kenyans proud today when he became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours. Kipchoge crossed the finish line in 1:59:40. Asked how he felt about running under two hours, he said, “I’m the happiest man and happy to inspire other people to know that no human is unlimited.” When he started the race, he was greeted with a misty autumnal morning and a smattering of fans ...

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Super human Eliud makes history in Vienna urges the world to run

Kenyan GOAT Eliud Kipchoge Saturday became the first man to run the marathon under two hours after clocking 1:59:40 during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge at Prater Park in Vienna, Austria. It was his second attempt after falling short by 26 seconds during the "Breaking2" event in Monza, Italy in 2017 where he timed 2:00:25. The 41 pacemakers were divided into groups of seven, with five running ahead of Kipchoge in a ‘V’ ...

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Mt Kenya mafia wants Waita out of State House

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita is a man under siege. He is said to be fighting to save his job as state operatives linked to the powerful Mt Kenya mafia want him out of State House. The Standard reports that the simmering succession wars in the President’s inner circle are linked to the expected departure of Head of Civil Service Joseph Kinyua in January. Mr. Kinyua’s planned exit has sparked ...

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The Nobel prize winner

Breaking: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize!

Ethiopians and Africans in general will be proud of the Nobel Academy's decision today to award the Ethiopian Prime minister to Abiy Ahmed. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to "achieve peace and international cooperation". Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The prize, worth nine million ...

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The plane that crashed

Silverstone Airways plane crashes at Wilson Airport shortly after takeoff

A Silverstone Airways plane went down today shortly after taking from Wilson Airport today morning. Initial reports indicate that the plane that was leaving Nairobi for Lamu skidded off the runway. “We can confirm that our Fokker 50, 5Y-IZO has had an incident while taking off at Wilson Airport at 9am this morning. The aircraft was operating the Wilson-Mombasa-Lamu-Mombasa-Wilson route,” Silverstone Air said in a statement. Passengers and crew are said to ...

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Man shaved wife’s head after finding hair in food

A Bangladeshi man forcibly shaved his wife's head after finding a hair in his breakfast. The man Bablu Mondal, 35, has since been arrested. "He found a human hair on the rice and milk breakfast his wife prepared for him," local police chief Shahriar Khan told AFP. "He became angry seeing the hair and blamed the wife. He then took a blade and forcibly shaved the head of the wife," he said. Khan said ...

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United Nations is broke – Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells 37,000 UN employees

The United Nations (UN) may run out of money by the end of October 2019, Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned as he urges countries to pay their contributions in full to avert shutdown. Guterres announced that the intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security is broke at the UN secretariat in a letter intended for the 37,000 employees. AFP reports that UN is running a deficit of Ksh 23 ...

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Mijikenda elders calls on family of mother and daughter who drowned in Likoni to perform rituals to recover bodies

35 year old Mariam Kigenda and her 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu drowned on Sunday September 29th after the Toyota ISIS they were on slid off the prow of the moving MV Harambee ferry and plunged into the Indian Ocean. It has been 8 days since the incident happened and multi-agency operation by divers from Kenya Navy, Kenya Ferry Services Ltd, Kenya Ports Authority, the Kenya Coast Guard service and Kenya Marine ...

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Foreign skilled workers seeking opportunities in Australia set to benefit from the country’s new regional work visas 

Australia is set to introduce new regional work visas from 16th November 2019 which will offer permanent residency to 14,000 skilled foreign workers seeking opportunities. The visa subclass 491 and 494 will offer 14,000 places each year for foreign skilled workers. The two temporary visas, Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional visa (subclass 494) will be available from 16th November 2019. Holders of these visas will be required to ...

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