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Former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha Tuesday evening collapsed at his Nairobi home was taken to the Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Prof Magoha, 71, suffered Cardiac arrest and efforts to resuscitate him failed.

Prof. Walter Mwanda, Prof Magoha’s friend who is a medical doctor at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), said at the Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday night that he received a call from Dr. Barbara Magoha, the widow of the former Education Cabinet Secretary, informing him that Prof. Magoha needed urgent medical attention.

Mwanda said he rushed to the ex-minister’s Nairobi home, and together with his (Magoha’s) family members, took him to Nairobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

What is Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest, sometimes called sudden cardiac arrest, means that your heart suddenly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other organs. 

Cardiac arrest is quick and drastic: You suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, have no pulse, and aren’t breathing. Right before it happens, you could be very tired, dizzy, weak, short of breath, or sick to your stomach. You may pass out or have chest pain. But not always. Cardiac arrest can happen with no warning signs at all.

So what happens when you suffer cardiac arrest?

Your heart has an electrical system that keeps it beating regularly. Cardiac arrest can strike if the electrical signals go haywire and cause an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia.

There are different types of arrhythmias, and most aren’t dangerous. One called ventricular fibrillation triggers cardiac arrest the most. If this happens, the heart can’t pump enough blood to your body. That’s life-threatening within minutes.

Many people who have cardiac arrest also have coronary artery disease. Often, that’s where the trouble starts. Having coronary artery disease means less blood flows into your heart. This can lead to a heart attack that damages your heart’s electrical system.

Cardiac arrest can also happen for other reasons, including:

  1. Major blood loss or severe lack of oxygen
  2. Intense exercise, if you have heart problems
  3. Too high levels of potassium or magnesium, which could lead to a deadly heart rhythm
  4. Your genes. You may inherit certain arrhythmias or a tendency to get them.
  5. Changes to your heart’s structure. For instance, an enlarged heart or changes caused by an infection.
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Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has given a new directive to all the leaners transiting to grade 7 under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Machogu has said that the learners should have new uniforms for junior secondary category.

He urged school management to pick colors and types of uniforms for their schools.

He however, said parents will cater for the uniforms.

“The Grade 7 learners will have different uniforms, which the heads of schools will come up with and parents will cater for,” the  CS said. 

The Junior Secondary students will report on January 30. 

Machogu said 14,000 public schools have been assessed and more than 13,000 met the qualification of the Junior Secondary school host.

Junior Secondary students will report on January 30. 

Machogu said 14,000 public schools have been assessed and more than 13,000 met the qualification of the Junior Secondary school host.

The Education CS spoke on Monday during the Form 1 selection exercise at KICD, Nairobi.

On December 1, 2022 the CBC task force recommended that Junior Secondary learners be domiciled in existing primary schools.

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Rogue staff at the Kenya Revenue Authority Large Taxpayers Office are sabotaging President William Ruto’s demand that KRA must collect more taxes to actualize the Kenya Kwanza development agenda.

Doreen Ndombi Mbingi, who heads the large Taxpayers Office in December demanded a bribe in millions of shillings from a large multinational company or she will not allow them to operate in Kenya.

According to sources in the know, the company could only pay her USD 1 million.

The money was to be divided between staff at the Large Taxpayers Office but Doreen Ndombi Mbingi kept it for herself without sharing it with officers from her department.

This has led to bad blood with the affected officers confidently leaking reports of Doreen Ndombi Mbingi’s underhand dealings to the media and bloggers.

Dr Ruto has set a new target to collect Sh4.8 trillion in tax revenue by June 2027, which portends an additional tax implication of Sh1.1 trillion on top of the National Treasury’s earlier projections amounting to Sh3.77 trillion for the same period.

“This target, set by the president, won’t be achieved if the same tax payers are being asked for bribes, and when they pay one third of what’s been asked, the officers keep the money, but still refuse to give clearance for the companies to operate. She heads a criminal enterprise wing at KRA, and has misled the Commissioner General on so many occasions, creating a wedge and bad blood between tax payers and KRA” says a source who works at the same department.

In a letter dated 5 December 2022, the Betting Control and Licensing Board suspended the licence of Blue Jay Limited, a company that had already adhered to all set regulations.

“The reason why the licence was suspended is because they didn’t have KRA clearance. Doreen Ndombi Mbingi had asked for a huge amount of money to give them the clearance. The company only managed to pay one third of the amount demanded, and Doreen Ndombi Mbingi stuck to her ground saying uness the balance is paid, she will not give them the license. She further demanded for USD 5m from book makers SportyBet and upon failure to be bribed, she misled to BCLB canceling the license of a business which employs thousands of Kenyans and pumps millions into the Kenyan economy. The other money she demanded was from a multinational, Blue Jays owned by foreigners. “

In the letter REF. BCLB 11/84 VOL. III (9) dated 28th November, 2022 the Board noted and appreciated the assurance you made in your response letter as it relates to timely implementation of daily remittance of taxes due to KRA.

The Board therefore based on your assurance of total compliance was hopeful that the correspondence between the two entities was to be the last on the subject matter.

The Board has however been informed that you are still not adhering to the daily tax remittance schedule as required.

The Board, based on the above grounds has resolved in its Board meeting held on 5th December 2022 to suspend both your Bookmaker and Public Gaming licences for a period of fourteen (14) days with effect from the date of this letter until you prove compliance with the above directives,” reads the letter copied to the company CEO and also KRA.

“It’s on Doreens insistence that the BLCB cancelled Blue Jays license unless the money she wanted was paid to her,” says a source privy to the deal gone sour.

People at KRA are now a worried lot if president Ruto’s target will be met because of shenanigans from the head of the Large Tax Payers unit.

Kenya’s annual debt servicing costs remain high – the National Treasury will spend Sh1.393 trillion to service debt by June – even as Dr Ruto pledges to go slow on borrowing, end subsidies, cut government spending and increase revenue collection to expand the fiscal space.

What remains to be seen is if actually KRA will toe the line and do as the president demands or it will be business as usual where the likes of Doreen extorts millions from honest business people.

“She is on the payroll of leadbookmaker to ensure all competition is extinguished so that they can thrive further. This has been noticed because she protects them from any form of audit despite the fact that other players are subjected to endless audits,” reveals our source.

Her juniors at the Large Tax court Office are demoralised lot after they got to know that Doreen received the money but kept them out of the loop. Many are now asking for transfers from the Large Taxpayers Office. Sources from the department claims she has already received the second deposit of the bribe.

“These games used to happen in the previous regime. There is a new regime and she doesn’t even seem concerned that Dr Ruto’s government has no time for such jokes,” says an insider who further reveals Doreen has been going around telling anyone who cares to listen that she has been promised the Commissioner General job once the current Commissioner Mburu has been kicked out.

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Making money online can be a great way to get started in your career, and there are many different ways to do it.

Whether you want to start a blog and sell advertising, or set up an online store and sell products, there are endless opportunities to make extra money from home or online.

Here are just some of the ways you can make extra money online:

Start a blog

This is a great way to start making money online if you have a passion for writing and want to write about a particular topic that you’re interested in.

Your blog could focus on a hobby that you have, such as cooking or gardening, or you could write lifestyle blog posts about things that are important to you, such as travel or fitness.

Once your blog is established, you can start selling advertising space on your blog to companies who are interested in reaching your target audience.

This is called affiliate marketing, and it’s a great way to make money from your blog without having to create any products of your own.

Open an online shop

If you want to start selling products online, you can set up your own online store using Etsy or Shopify.

You’ll first need to set up a store with your products, then promote your store through social media and various marketing strategies.

As your sales increase, you can make more money by upselling to your customers by offering related products, as well as charging higher shipping fees.

Sell photos online

If you have a good eye for photography, you could make money by selling your photos online on sites like Shutterstock and iStockPhoto.

You will need a high-quality camera to take good-quality photos, so if you don’t have one already you will need to invest in one to get started.

Selling your photos online is a great way to earn passive income that you can build up over time.

Create YouTube videos

If you enjoy creating videos and sharing them on YouTube, you could make money by creating entertaining videos that people watch and share with their friends.

To make your videos more appealing, you could also incorporate product reviews into your videos to help people find the best products on the market.

  • Collaborate with other creators

Another way to monetize your YouTube channel is to collaborate with other YouTube creators on a collaborative video.

This allows you to reach a wider audience by promoting other people’s content on your channel, and it also gives both of you an opportunity to make money from your collaboration by sharing ad revenue from the video.

Start a podcast

If you enjoy watching podcasts, you could start your own podcast and share your passion for a particular topic with your listeners.

Sponsorships are the most common way podcasters make money. This is when the podcast promotes the sponsor during the show.

You probably hear your favorite shows plug their advertisers a few times in every episode.

How much you earn from a sponsor depends on the number of downloads your episodes earn. Sponsors pay on a cost per mille basis (mille is Latin for “thousand”). Rates range from $18 to $50 CPM, though hugely popular podcasts can pull in a lot more.

Freelance Writing

There are several online academic and article writing platforms such as Iwriter, Upwork, Fiverr, Bluecorp. etc, where you can make good use of your writing skills to make money.

You can make over 1,000 shillings from such writing platforms.

Forex Trading

Forex trading is all about buying and selling currencies online. It is a platform where traders and investors exchange, buy and sell world currencies.

It is a lucrative venture that however needs you to get some proper training before you start making a fortune. Various online platforms offer such training services at a fee.

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Are you looking for a new show to watch on Netflix? Look no further than kaleidoscope. This new show is definitely worth your time.

Kaleidoscope is a unique show that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This show is one part detective, one part sci-fi, and two parts mystery. Every episode is filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Creator Eric Garcia intended his new Netflix show Kaleidoscope to be something his audience can participate in—and that’s exactly what we got.

The resulting heist drama starring Giancarlo Esposito is an elaborate choose-your-own-adventure story that invites viewers to put the pieces together as they watch the show.

Each episode is titled with a color, rather than a number, which influences the tone and visuals of each part of the story. The episodes are said to be arranged randomly for each viewer, except for the finale, which appears last.

Netflix says that “the order in which [viewers] watch the episodes will affect their viewpoint on the story, the characters, and the questions and answers at the heart of the heist.”

So, there are a lot of potential ways to watch everything unfold, but before you see the series, how would you know?

The episode titled “White” is designed to function as a the finale, revealing the answers to a lot of questions throughout the show.

It is not intended to be in any order except last, because it will spoil some things in other episodes. But it is not the actual ending of the story in the chronological sense. To see things along a linear timeline, the order is as follows:

“Violet,” “Green,” “Yellow,” “Orange,” “Blue,” “White,” “Red,” “Pink.”

The overall story spans over two decades, so if you were to get the exact dates of each episode, they are:

Violet: 24 years before

Green: 7 years before

Yellow: 6 weeks before

Orange: 3 weeks before

Blue: 5 days before

White: present (the heist)

Red: 1 day after

Pink: 6 months after.

Again, this is not how Eric Garcia wants people to watch the show. It might, though, be a satisfying way to review the show if you’ve already gone through it another way.

There are a lot of moving pieces, so one final review in chronological order will probably clear up some things that you didn’t catch on the first viewing.

Be random as hell.

Some Redditors have said that logging into Netflix on different devices has presented the order of the episodes to them differently.

It still generally suggests “White” last, the episode that shows the heist itself and everything that goes wrong. Go with whatever the algorithm offers and see what happens.

Another option is to just hit random episodes for yourself and experiment. The possible downside of this is that you might end up watching an episode and not really know (or care about) who anyone is.

Part of watching a show is getting familiar with character dynamics, their background and motives, and why what they’re doing matters, so jumping in at the highest stakes moment could feel anti-climatic.

However, these characters are all played by very engaging actors and the set pieces will suck you in to wonder what happens next.

Go heist first.

Starting with “White” and watching the heist first is exactly the kind of problem described above. Viewers will suddenly be dumped into the culmination of all the plotting and planning and not know who is who and what is what.

It might make you inclined to investigate.

Similarly, “Red” shows the immediate aftermath of the heist and could offer many of the same mysteries to unravel without spoiling what happens at heist time.

Try rainbow order.

Watching the episodes in the ROYGBIV order seems like it might unlock some secret way to enjoy the series, except there’s no “Indigo” episode. Sub in “White” there and see what happens. Or sub in “Pink” and never watch the heist episode at all.

Starting with “Red” means starting with the moment of extreme crisis, then “Orange” downshifts into heist planning stages. This order will definitely jump around the highs and lows.

Watch it in reverse.

That would mean: “Pink,” “Red,” “White,” “Blue,” “Orange,” “Yellow,” “Green,” “Violet.”

Starting with “Pink” means seeing where everyone ends up and then going back through to how they got there. If you want to honor Garcia’s vision, you can still save “White” for last, or put it back where it belongs chronologically after “Red.”

This lets characters age in reverse, come back to life, and arrive at the moment that sets them off in the wrong (or right) direction.

Start with the heist coming together.

The story centers around a man who is trying to get revenge on his former crime partner, and that set-up is covered in “Violet.”

All that background adds a lot of context for why the heist is happening, but it might be more fun to start with just the group being assembled, like in classic heist film Ocean’s 11.

In that case, start with “Yellow,” where Leo (Esposito) brings together cast Paz Vega, Rosaline Elbay, Peter Mark Kendall, and Jordan Mendoza. That way you can watch the rest of the show with some idea of who everyone is and their relationship to one another.

Then going back to “Violet” and “Green” will give more context or can be sprinkled in when you feel ready to know more about Leo and why he’s so determined to break into these particular vaults.

The ending of every episode in Kaleidoscope is very creative. The show makes the closing credits almost feel like a missing scene from a movie.

Sometimes they’re full of clues about what’s going to happen next and sometimes they’re just some cool visual moments. My favorites were the ones that give a glimpse of the overall mythology of the show.

You can skip most of the credits if you want to see a glimpse of what’s to come next or just go straight through to see the final seconds of the show.

At the end of each episode there’s a special moment that I like to call the “Spotlight Moment.” It’s almost like a mini-climax that follows the lead up of the episode, though it’s technically still part of the plot.

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Forbes puts the number of billionaires in the world at 2,668 in 2022.

Those who make it to the list are mostly founders of technology giants, with much of their wealth still invested in the companies they started.

With so much of their wealth in publicly traded stocks, the net worth of the richest can fluctuate with market valuations.

Bernard Arnault, co-founder, chair, and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is the richest person and the richest man in the world with a net worth of $172.9 billion.

Behind Arnault is co-founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk who recently bought Twitter.

Below are the 10 wealthiest people on the planet as of the same date, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

1.Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 73

Residence: Paris

CEO and Chair: LVMH

Net Worth: $172.9 billion

Christian Dior Ownership Stake: 97.5% ($132 billion total)

Other Assets: Moelis & Company equity ($25 billion public asset) and $10.3 billion in cash

French national Bernard Arnault is the chair and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company. LVMH brands include Louis Vuitton, Hennessey, Marc Jacobs, and Sephora.

Most of Arnault’s wealth comes from his massive stake in Christian Dior SE, the holding company that controls 41.2% of LVMH. His shares in Christian Dior SE, plus an additional 6.2% in LVMH, are held through his family-owned holding company, Groupe Familial Arnault.

An engineer by training, Arnault first showed his business acumen while working for his father’s construction firm, Ferret-Savinel, taking charge of the company in 1971. He converted Ferret-Savinel to a real estate company named Férinel Inc. in 1979.

2. Elon Musk

Elon Musk profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 51

Residence: Texas

Co-founder and CEO: Tesla

Net Worth: $168.5 billion

Tesla Ownership Stake: 15% ($63.6 billion)

Other Assets: Space Exploration Technologies ($46.9 billion private asset), The Boring Company ($3.33 billion private asset), Twitter ($20.2 billion private asset)7

Elon Musk is the second-richest man in the world. He was born in South Africa and attended a university in Canada before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics.

Two days after enrolling in a graduate physics program at Stanford University, Musk deferred attendance to launch Zip2, one of the earliest online navigation services. He reinvested a portion of the proceeds from this startup to create X.com, the online payment system that was sold to eBay and ultimately became PayPal Holdings.

In 2004, Musk became a major funder of Tesla Motors (now Tesla), which led to his current position as CEO of the electric vehicle company. In addition to its line of electric automobiles, Tesla produces energy storage devices, automobile accessories, and, through its acquisition of SolarCity in 2016, solar power systems. Musk is also CEO and chief engineer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a developer of space launch rockets.

In 2020, Tesla shares soared 740% to propel Musk up the wealth rankings. In December 2020, Tesla joined the S&P 500, becoming the largest company added. In January 2021, Musk became the richest person in the world—a title he held till December 2022, when his net worth fell due to a decrease in Tesla’s share price over the year.

Musk asked his Twitter audience on Nov. 6, 2021, whether he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock, framing the issue as a response to criticism of unrealized capital gains as a means of avoiding taxes. He proceeded to sell shares worth $16.4 billion over the remainder of 2021.

Thanks to the surge in Tesla shares in 2021 and private transactions boosting the reported valuation of SpaceX, Musk’s lead in the global wealth rankings continued to grow. His net worth hit a high of $340 billion in November 2021.

In April 2022, Musk began a campaign to take Twitter private, which culminated in a $44 billion buyout. Musk planned to fund the deal with $21 billion of his own capital. In the run-up to the buyout announcement, Musk sold 9.6 million shares of Tesla, valued at roughly $8.5 billion.

In July 2022, Musk decided to back out of the Twitter buyout. Twitter filed a lawsuit against Musk to force the buyout to go through. Musk countersued the company but then reversed course and declared he was willing to buy Twitter after all. The deal officially closed in October 2022, giving him an almost 80% stake in the company.

3.Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 60

Residence: Gurgaon, India

Founder and Chair: Adani Group

Net Worth: $125 billion

Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, and Adani Transmissions Ownership Stakes: 75% each ($72.45 billion)

Other Assets: 66% of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone ($12.2 billion public asset), 61% of Adani Green Energy ($22.6 billion public asset), 37% of Adani Total Gas ($18.1 billion public asset).

Gautam Adani, the founder of Adani Group, surpassed Mukesh Ambani in March 2022 as the richest person in Asia. Through his ownership of the Adani Group, Adani owns major stakes in six key Indian companies, including a 75% stake in Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, and Adani Transmissions, as well as a 66% stake in Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, 61% stake in Adani Green Energy, and a 37% stake in Adani Total Gas.

Adani entered the power generation market in 2009 with Adani Power. Adani created Adani Enterprises in 1988 to import and export commodities. In 1994, his company was granted approval to develop a harbor facility at Mundra Port, which is now the largest private port in India.

Adani dropped out of college and previously worked in the diamond trade. Adani now has the largest port operator, closely-held thermal coal producer, and coal trader in India. In 2020, he purchased a 74% stake in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India’s second-busiest airport.

4. Bill Gates

Bill Gates profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 67

Residence: Washington

Co-founder: Microsoft.

Net Worth: $115 billion

Microsoft Ownership Stake: 1.3% ($26 billion)

Other Assets: $55 billion in cash and billions over multiple other companies.

While attending Harvard University in 1975, Bill Gates went to work alongside his childhood friend Paul Allen to develop new software for the original microcomputers. Following this project’s success, Gates dropped out of Harvard during his junior year and founded Microsoft with Allen.

The largest software company in the world, Microsoft, also produces a line of personal computers, provides email services through its exchange server, and sells video game systems and associated game devices. It has recently invested heavily in cloud services.

Gates shifted from the company’s CEO to the role of board chair in 2008. He joined Berkshire Hathaway’s board in 2004. He stepped down from both boards on March 13, 2020.

Bill Gates has much of his net worth in Cascade Investment LLC. Cascade is a privately-held investment vehicle that owns a variety of stocks including Canadian National Railway, Deere, and Republic Services, as well as private investments in real estate and energy.

5. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 58

Residence: Washington

Founder and Executive Chair: Amazon

Net Worth: $114 billion

Amazon Ownership Stake: 10% ($89.9 billion)

Other Assets: Blue Origin ($9.15 billion private asset), The Washington Post ($250 million private asset), and $14.5 billion in cash.

In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in a garage in Seattle, shortly after he resigned from the hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw. He had originally pitched the idea of an online bookstore to his former boss David E. Shaw, who wasn’t interested.

Though Amazon originally started out selling books, it has since morphed into a one-stop shop for everything under the sun and is expected to overtake Walmart as the world’s largest retailer by 2024. Amazon’s pattern of constant diversification is evident in some of its unexpected expansions, which include acquiring Whole Foods in 2017 and entering the pharmacy business the same year.

Bezos owned as much as 16% of Amazon in 2019 before transferring 4% to his former wife, MacKenzie Scott, as part of their divorce proceedings. In 2020, Amazon’s share price jumped 76% on the heightened demand for online shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 5, 2021, Bezos stepped down as CEO of the e-commerce giant, becoming its executive chair.

On July 20, 2021, Bezos, his brother Mark, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Dutch student Oliver Daemen completed Blue Origin’s first successful crewed flight, reaching an altitude of more than 66 miles before landing safely. Bezos’ wealth peaked at $211 billion in the same month.

6. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 92

Residence: Nebraska

CEO: Berkshire Hathaway

Net Worth: $108 billion

Berkshire Hathaway Ownership Stake: 14% ($107 billion)

Other Assets: $1.10 billion in cash.

The most famous living value investor, Warren Buffett filed his first tax return in 1944 at age 14, declaring earnings from his boyhood paper route. He first bought shares in a textile company called Berkshire Hathaway in 1962, becoming the majority shareholder by 1965. Buffett expanded the company’s holdings to insurance and other investments in 1967.

Widely known as the Oracle of Omaha, Buffett is a buy-and-hold investor who built his fortune by acquiring undervalued companies. More recently, Berkshire Hathaway has invested in large, well-known companies. Its portfolio of wholly owned subsidiaries includes interests in insurance, energy distribution, and railroads as well as consumer products.

Buffett is a notable Bitcoin skeptic.

7. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 78

Residence: Hawaii

Co-founder, Chair, and CTO: Oracle

Net Worth: $93.7 billion

Oracle Ownership Stake: 40%+ ($68.3 billion)

Other Assets: Tesla equity ($7.56 billion public asset), $17.2 billion in cash.

Larry Ellison was born in New York City to a 19-year-old single mother. After dropping out of the University of Chicago in 1966, Ellison moved to California and worked as a computer programmer.

In 1973, he joined the electronics company Ampex, where he met future partners Ed Oates and Bob Miner. Three years later, Ellison moved to Precision Instruments, serving as the company’s vice president of research and development.

In 1977, Ellison founded Software Development Laboratories alongside Oates and Miner. Two years later, the company released Oracle, the first commercial relational database program to use Structured Query Language. The database program proved so popular that SDL would change its name to Oracle Systems Corporation in 1982. Ellison gave up the CEO role at Oracle in 2014 after 37 years. He joined Tesla’s board in December 2018 and stepped down in June 2022.

Oracle is the world’s second-largest software company, providing a wide variety of cloud computing programs as well as Java and Linux code and the Oracle Exadata computing platform.

Oracle has acquired numerous large companies, including human resources management systems provider PeopleSoft in 2005, customer relationship management applications provider Siebel in 2006, enterprise infrastructure software provider BEA Systems in 2008, and hardware-and-software developer Sun Microsystems in 2009. In December 2021, Oracle agreed to buy medical records software provider Cerner for $28.3 billion in cash.

8. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 65

Residence: Mumbai, India

Owner: Reliance Industries

Net Worth: $89.6 billion

Reliance Ownership Stake: 42% ($90.1 billion total)

Other Assets: $410 million in real estate.

Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, the world’s largest oil refiner and one of the world’s most valuable companies.

The conglomerate was founded by Ambani’s father, Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966 as a textiles company and is now one of the leading segments of India’s economy. Reliance’s operations include oil and gas, petrochemicals, refining, retail, and media.

About half of Ambani’s wealth is derived from his stake in Reliance, which amounts to 42% of the public company. He owns Antilia, a real estate complex in Mumbai that’s worth $410 million. Ambani also owns the Mumbai Indians, a professional cricket team.

In 2016, Ambani launched a 4G phone network across India, netting more than 420 million subscribers, and is planning to launch 5G services.

9. Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 66

Residence: Washington

Owner: Los Angeles Clippers

Net Worth: $89.3 billion

Microsoft Ownership Stake: 4% ($80.6 billion total)

Other Assets: Los Angeles Clippers ($3.16 billion private asset), $5.5 billion in cash.

Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 after Bill Gates convinced him to drop out of Stanford University’s MBA program. He was Microsoft’s 30th employee. Ballmer went on to succeed Gates as Microsoft CEO in 2000. He held the position until stepping down in 2014. Ballmer oversaw Microsoft’s 2011 purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion.

Ballmer owns an estimated 4% of Microsoft, making him the software giant’s largest individual shareholder. In 2014, shortly after stepping down as Microsoft CEO, Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for $2 billion

Ballmer lived in the same dorm and on the same floor as Bill Gates while the two attended Harvard University.

10. Larry Page

Larry Page profile, age, Residence, Networth

Age: 49

Residence: California

Co-founder and Board Member: Alphabet

Net Worth: $86.9 billion

Alphabet Ownership Stake: 6% ($72.8 billion total)

Other Assets: $14.1 billion in cash.

Like several of the tech billionaires on this list, Larry Page embarked on his path to fame and fortune in a college dorm room. While attending Stanford University in 1995, Page and his friend Sergey Brin came up with the idea of improving Internet data extraction. The duo devised a new search engine technology they dubbed Backrub after its ability to assess links to a page.

From there, Page and Brin went on to found Google in 1998, with Page serving as CEO of the company until 2001, and again between 2011 and 2019.

Google is the world’s dominant Internet search engine, accounting for more than 92% of global search requests. In 2006, the company purchased YouTube, the top platform for user-submitted videos.

Page was among early investors in Planetary Resources, a space exploration and asteroid-mining company. Established in 2009, the company was acquired by blockchain firm ConsenSys in 2018 amid funding problems. He has also shown an interest in flying car companies, investing in both Kitty Hawk and Opener.

Shares of Google soared almost 50% in 2021, moving Page and Brin up the billionaire list. Page’s net worth went from just below $52 billion in March 2020 to the current $86.9 billion.

Who Are the Top 10 Richest People in the World?

The top 10 richest people in the world are:

Bernard Arnault

Elon Musk

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Who Is the World’s Richest Man in 2022?

As of December 2022, the world’s richest man is Bernard Arnault, the co-founder, CEO, and chair of LVMH. He took over the top spot after Elon Musk’s net worth dropped due to the declining value of Tesla’s stock.

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The richest woman in the world is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. As of December 2022, her net worth is $73.6 billion. Her net worth is derived from her holdings in L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics company.

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit had an embarrassing moment on Monday, December 13, 2022 when he involuntarily wetted his pants while at a national event.

In a video that has since gone viral, Salva Kiir is seen letting urine flow down his trousers while standing as the country’s national anthem is sang.

His security detail, however, noticed the incident but just looked on.

In the video, the seeming embarrassed South Sudanese head of state is seen looking at himself, and stood still as if nothing was happening.

A section of netizens who have reacted to the video, however, have attributed the incident to a medical condition.

However, some argue that it could be a case of age.

The 71-year-old Kiir took over power in South Sudan in 2011 when the country had just been formed.

He had served as president of the semiautonomous region of southern Sudan while simultaneously holding the position of first vice president in the Sudanese national government (2005–11), and he has held the chair of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) since 2005.

President Kiir was commissioning the newly completed 63 km Juba-Terekeka section, which is part of the 392 km Juba-Rumbek highway under construction by China’s Shandong Hi-Speed Co. Ltd (SDHS).

The road is designed to link Central Equatoria State which hosts Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with six other states across the east African country.

Kiir thanked the Chinese government for the cooperation that paved way for the construction of the road.

The SDHS started work on this major highway in November 2019 and currently, the company is working on the 216 km Awerial-Rumbek section.

Watch the video below.

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The four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners dubbed ‘Cherera Four’ were booked into an exclusive hotel apartments in Kilimani, new evidence has shown.

Yaya Apartments and Hotel

The evidence tabled before a tribunal investigating their conduct has revealed that the four; IEBC vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera, commissioners Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit were booked into Yaya Apartments and Hotel by Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party.

The besieged IEBC commissioners are said to have checked into the hotel on August 15, 2022 at about 8:36pm and checked out on August 19 at about 3:00pm.

Apartment booking

According to Nation, Yaya Apartments management has presented logs that show the four officials’ bookings were done by a person identified as Edwin Ong’ong’a Ogwe.

Mr Ogwe did not accompany the commissioners when they checked in after holding a press conference at the Serena Hotel, in which they distanced themselves from presidential election results declared at Bomas of Kenya by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Mr Ogwe went to the apartments the following day, August 16, to pay for the rooms.

CCTV Footage

The hotel has released to the tribunal’s lead counsel Peter Murage the visitors’ book, the log-in details as well as CCTV footage and identity of some of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leaders who visited the commissioners at the apartments and payment vouchers.

The Azimio officials included the secretary-general of a party in the coalition, the personal assistant of one of the party leaders who is also a member of the Azimio Council, as well as a leading operative in the outfit’s executive council.

Four petitioners want the four commissioners kicked out of the IEBC for rejecting the presidential election results announced by Mr Chebukati on August 15, when he declared Dr Ruto the winner of the hotly contested elections against his main challenger, Raila Odinga. 

The tribunal led by Court of Appeal judge Aggrey Muchelule fixed the hearing date during a status conference on Friday last week after the tribunal overruled Ms Masit’s objections on the proceedings.

She had argued that she has a pending court case that has a bearing on the tribunal’s proceedings. The tribunal, however, ruled that there was no stay order from the court suspending the hearings.

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Former Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has urged Kenyans on the internet to put Siaya Senator Oburu Odinga Oginga in prayers.

This is after Sonko met the former East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP at the United Kenya Club in Nairobi.

Sonko who noted that politics has no permanent enemity said Dr. Oburu Oginga was walking on crutches at the time they met.

He urged Kenyans to pray for the speedy recovery of the Siaya Senator.

“There’s no permanent enemity in politics I met the Siaya County Senator Hon. @dr_oburuoginga at the United Club here in Nairobi akiwa na crutches. Hebu let’s pray for his quick recovery,” Sonko tweeted.

Dr Oburu won the Siaya senatorial seat during the August 2022 general election, succeeding James Orengo who successfully contested for the Siaya gubernatorial seat.

He recently underwent a surgery in India.

It was reported that Dr Oginga, who is serving his first term in the Senate, underwent a knee surgery on November 26, 2022 at an Indian hospital known as Yashoda.

While commenting on why he had sought treatment in India, Dr. Oginga said compared to Kenya, treatment in India is cheap, adding that had he been treated in Kenya he would have incurred a bill three times what he has incurred in India.

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Twitter users may soon witness a massive follower count drop on their accounts.

This is after the new Twitter owner Elon Musk Thursday morning announced that the micro-blogging platform is currently purging a lot of spam or scam accounts.

As a result, Elon Musk warned that Twitter users may see a drop in their follower account.

“Twitter is purging a lot of spam/scam accounts right now, so you may see your follower count drop,” tweeted Elon Musk.

Elon Musk has been promising Twitter users that he will get rid of the accounts that deal with spam and scam.

He also claims that bots are big problem for the platform. We can’t be certain if this purge will also decrease the overall presence of bots on the micro-blogging platform.  

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Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga has hit back at President William Ruto over his outburst on the four embattled IEBC commissioners.

President Ruto Friday morning through his official Twitter account had told off Raila for coming to the defence of IEBC vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera, Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya who are staring at an ouster.

Ruto attacked Raila and his Azimio team terming them as “the lords of impunity who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake”.

Ruto further told the opposition to allow the parliament to hold rogue officials to account.

“The lords of impunity,who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake fraud,should allow parliament to hold rogue officials who put the nation in danger by subverting the democratic will of the people to be held to account. New order is RULE of LAW not wishes of big men,” Ruto tweeted.

The four commissioners differed with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati following the August 2022 general elections when they held a different press conference at Serena Hotel.

Raila who was in the chambers where the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Assembly began hearing petitions filed against the embattled commissioners said the petitions against them. has other motives.

According to Raila, the ouster process has kicked off while an existing petition in the National Assembly to remove IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati has not been tabled.

In response to Ruto’s tweet, Raila has said the opposition will not relent.

“There is due process and natural justice, things aren’t just done at the whims of the executive. The rule of law must prevail and not your jungle laws that you want to institute so as to subjugate Kenyans to a conveyor belt system of elections come 2027. We shall not relent,” he tweeted.

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President William Ruto has fired back at Azimio leader Raila Odinga for coming to the defence of the embattled four IEBC commissioners dubbed as the Cherera four.

Raila together with his Azimio counterparts were in the chambers where the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Assembly began hearing petitions filed against IEBC vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera, Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya.

Th four commissioners differed with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati following the August 2022 general elections when they held a different press conference at Serena Hotel.

Raila said the petitions against the four has other motives.

According to Raila, the ouster process has kicked off while an existing petition in the National Assembly to remove IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati has not been tabled.

“A petition by Mr Milton Nyakundi Oriku dated 19th September 2022 against the three – Chebukati, Guliye and Molu – was received at the Main Records Unit of the Senate on 28th September 2022. To date, it has not been tabled before the Senate,” said Raila.

Ruto in response told off Raila, terming the Azimio team as “the lords of impunity who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake”.

Ruto further told the opposition to allow the parliament to hold rogue officials to account.

“The lords of impunity,who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake fraud,should allow parliament to hold rogue officials who put the nation in danger by subverting the democratic will of the people to be held to account. New order is RULE of LAW not wishes of big men,” Ruto tweeted.

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Manchester United has parted ways with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The club said in a statement on Tuesday that Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.

Ronaldo has enjoyed two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances for Manchester United.

Cristiano RRonaldo. Photo/Courtesy

“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch,” the statement reads in part.

Ronaldo’s exit follows an interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticised Man united head coach and the team board.

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The owner of a building that collapsed in Ruaka last week was Monday arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Jennifer Kamau aged 59 years was arrested at 2am as she tried to flee to Texas, USA.

DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim in a statement on Monday afternoon said DCI detectives based at JKIA pounced on Mrs. Kamau before she boarded a flight destined for Texas, in the United States of America.

The woman was however taken ill after the arrest and was rushed to a city hospital by DCI officers, where she is receiving treatment as she awaits court arraignment.

Two people lost their lives on Thursday last week after a six-storey building belonging to the woman collapsed on an adjacent building, while tenants were asleep at around 3am.

Cases of building collapsing in Kiambu County have been on the rise in the recent past.

On Monday morning, another building in Ruiru, Kiambu County collapsed hours after over 100 households were evacuated.

Authorities have since called on delevelopers to follow due process while putting up such structures.

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Storey building collapses

A five-storey building has collapsed in Ruiru, Kiambu County just hours after over 100 tenants were evacuated.

Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi Sunday afternoon led an evacuation operation after the building was reported to have developed cracks.

Governor Wamatangi led the operation after receiving reports on the danger the building posed from the National Construction Authority (NCA) and the Ruiru OCPD.

This is the second building to collapse in Kiambu within one week. On November 17, another 5-storey building collapsed in Ruaka, Kiambu County. 

Prior to that, another building under construction had collapsed in Tassia, Embakasi East Constituency in Nairobi County.

Authorities have since warned developers to avoid shortcuts while putting up such structures.

Governor Wamatangi who spoke during the Sunday evacuation operation in Ruiru said following due process while putting up structures will help save developers from losses witnessed after the buildings collapse.

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Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has fired back at Kenyans reacting to his recent GMO death risk remarks.

This is after a conversation erupted online in response to Trade CS Kuria’s remarks on why the government lifted the ban on GMOs despite the life threatening risks.

In his remarks Thursday, the CS said as it stands, Kenyans are staring at death courtesy of a myriad of risks and there’s nothing wrong with adding GMOs on the list of risks.

Moses Kuria spoke during a press conference at which he announced that the government will soon allow a six-month duty free importation of 10 million bags of GMO and non-GMO maize for food security.

The remarks went viral in a video clip that was widely shared on social media platforms, sparking mixed reactions.

However, MMoses Kuria seems unshaken by the mixed reactions Kenyans have expressed.

Through his official Twitter handle, Kuria on Saturday afternoon said those against his remarks were “rich idlers and Twitterati with a bowl of pizza and fishfingers” who don’t care about those dying of hunger.

He rremarked that the attackers of the government’s GMO policy will equally burn in hell.

“It is completely callous for rich idlers and Twitterati with a bowl of pizza and fishfingers to continue attacking our GMO policy while Hustlers are dying of hunger and poisoned donkey meat. You will burn in hell, ” CS Moses Kuria remarked.

The government early last month lifted the 10-year ban on importation and open cultivation of GMO food crops and animal feeds.

However, there are several risks associated with the consumption of genetically modified organisms. 

The main concerns involve allergies, cancer, and environmental issues, all of which may affect the consumer.

GMOs are also thought to contribute to antibiotic resistance.

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