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Just a day to the swearing in of President-elect William Samoei Ruto, renown airline Fly 748 services has noted that the just concluded peaceful elections and the anticipated smooth transition of power in government will boost confidence in airline sectors post-pandemic recovery.

In a press statement sent to newsrooms this morning, the airline’s Managing Director Moses Mwangi said these two factors will help travelers resume business and leisure activities faster to sustain an already strong momentum towards the sectors return to full recovery recorded in 2019.

“A relative calmness during the political campaign periods, peaceful voting process and a general positive sentiment from travelers and foreign investors in this years elections gives us confidence that economic activities will resume faster, giving a further boost to airline recovery prospects, said Moses Mwangi.

Latest, International Air Transport Association (IATA) data shows African airlines are recording strong demand for passenger traffic since lockdowns and border restrictions begun easing late last year.

By June 2022, both domestic and international traffic remained strong with figures showing significant growth compared to those of 2021.

Africas International traffic rose with an increase of 103.6 percent over the year to June 2022, the recovery was around 35 percent below their 2019 levels. Similarly, total June 2022 domestic traffic across the globe was at 81.4 percent of the June 2019 level.

Fly 748 Chairman Ahmed Jibril noted that without disruptions in government transition, they expect the positive momentum to continue and hopefully airlines return to profitability as the country heads to high tourism season and as businesses begins rolling out long term activities.

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Africa has long been touted as the continent with the most growth potential when it comes to tech and innovation.

Many African countries are building their own equivalents of Silicon Valley and tech companies from all across the world have been setting up offices and launching themselves into markets across the continent.

And in addition to growing their customer bases, these companies are also committing to making affecting change in Africa. Here’s how. 

They are assisting in developing quality journalists and newsrooms

Over the years, Google, perhaps the biggest tech giant in the world, has been doing its fair share for small businesses, content creators and business owners across Africa.

And just recently the company announced that five South African recipients have been selected as part of Google’s News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge.

The GNI Innovation Challenge is aimed at helping the journalism industry thrive in the digital era. Their projects are among 34 chosen from 17 countries, to receive a share of $3.2 million in funding.

The recipients, among them 21 journalists and publishers from 10 countries in Africa, were selected for their work in promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion in the journalism industry.

The GNI Innovation Challenge is part of Google’s $300 million commitment to helping journalism thrive in the digital era and has seen news innovators step forward with many exciting initiatives demonstrating new thinking.

They are providing wider employment opportunities

Helping vulnerable domestic workers to find work in a dignified manner lies behind the creation of SweepSouth, a home-services company that operates in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt. 

SweepSouth’s online platform provides clients needing their homes cleaned with pre-vetted, trustworthy home service providers, while simultaneously enabling domestic workers to find work opportunities in areas and at times that suit them, and overall earn higher than market rates.

Technology is one of the most powerful enablers of connectivity, and since it’s start up in 2014 – and subsequent pan-African expansion into big-market regions – SweepSouth has wanted to leverage that potential to ensure that domestic workers are able to connect with as many employment opportunities in the most convenient way possible. 

“Traditionally, domestic workers found work through the opportunities that people around them knew about. It was a word-of-mouth system that made it very difficult for them to access a wider range of employment opportunities,” says Alisha Rajan, Country Manager for SweepSouth in Kenya. 

“Our online platform now allows domestic workers to take advantage of 100% of the opportunities that they’re exposed to. It gives them the dignity and power to choose who they take work from, at times that suit them. It puts control back into the hands of a group that is often exploited and underpaid, and demonstrably improves their lives,” she adds.

They are enabling mobile payment connections

MFS Africa, the continent’s largest omnichannel payment gateway, believes in a “borderless world” in which everyone has access. Their comprehensive digital networks link 320 million mobile wallets, enabling cross-border payments remittance firms, financial service providers, and worldwide merchants.

MFS Africa CEO and Founder, Dare Okoudjo believes that interoperability is crucial in allowing customers of different mobile financial services providers to interact with each other.

This can be done by making direct payments from the mobile money account of one provider to the mobile money account of another provider.  

To do this, MFS Africa acquired Global Technology Partners (GTP) recently, broadening its bank and fintech base and supplying tokenisation in the mobile money space by connecting with established card ecosystems like Visa and Mastercard.

The ultimate objective is to give millions of mobile money users on the continent access to the global digital economy and new possibilities. For its partners, these new capabilities enable scalability, security, and new markets and consumers as technology innovation continues to penetrate and reshape societies.

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Sensational and songtress South Sudan singer Achol Atem says she is working on a new album which will be released soon.

In a media interview today, the Sawa sawa hitmaker adds she is excited about the new album she is tirelessly working on “I’m officially working. I’m in the studio recording album,” she announced.

The album has 7 songs including one nation one people, Sawa Sawa, there is a song for martyrs day, I have one for 16th May ( 16th MAY is SPLA Day and a public holiday in South Sudan celebrated annually to commemorate the formation of the then rebel group in 1983.

On 16 May 1983, a group of mutineers from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) opened fire in a barracks near Bor and would form the core of SPLA.

Colonel John Garang de Mabior was sent to quell the rebellion but instead became its leader). So I have a song for that day which is on album too and many more.

It is going to be a huge album for my music fans.

Album is dubbed as ‘One people one Nation’. All the songs on the album are preaching unity and togetherness.

It is all about love and encouraging people from South Sudan to agriculture.

Music is an invisible force that can bring people together and claim the unclaimed and define the outcasts of a culture.

Am creating priceless music on my upcoming album- Achol added.

Achol is currently spending a lot of time in the studio and says that the music on the upcoming album will break barriers and bring people together. We can’t wait!

Achol Atem is a south Sudanese Afro artist based in Melbourne Australia and started music in 2011.

She was born in Malakal in South Sudan and her music style is a fusion of South Sudanese Afro, Congolese Afro, zouk, also inspired by Arabic sweet Melodies from north Sudan.

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The English Premier League 2022/23 season officially kicks off on Friday with exciting fixtures lined up throughout the weekend.

With the new season, comes even better tidings for punters looking for the Biggest Odds to win with. Mozzart Bet Kenya have always proven to give the best odds in comparison to other gaming sites in Kenya. But that’s not all, rumor has it that Mozzart Bet will be launching another rewarding promotion for the punters at the Kick start of the new season this weekend.

Champions Manchester City have shown clear intent to defend the title by bringing on board highly-rated striker Erling Halaand, Manchester United are still eager to go back to the top and have made significant changes in the technical bench and squad, Arsenal too seem to be a solid side under Mikel Arteta while Liverpool exhibited why they are still a powerful team by beating City to the Community Shield.

The EPL is always full of surprises and that’s what makes it the best league in the world. All the other teams too are capable of pulling wins when least expected and the 2022/23 season promises to be a cracker!

Friday 5th August

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – 10PM EAT
Click here to see the Odds for this game on Mozzart Bet Kenya.

The season kicks off with the London Derby between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on Friday evening.

Mikel Arteta has really rejigged his squad ahead of the new season and the ambition is clear – challenge the big boys. Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus seemed to have fitted in seamlessly while Olkesandr Zinchenko is also definitely a quality addition to the Gunners squad.

Fabio Vieira (Porto) and Matt Turner (New England Revolution) are the other signings done by the Gunners who also handed the captain’s band to Martin Ordegaard.

Palace on the side will look to improve on last season’s 12th place finish. Although there haven’t been any notable transfers into the team, Patrick Vieira will be eager to guide his side to a respectable finish in his second full season in charge.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the only big name that has been linked with a move to Palace but so far nothing has been finalized.

Saturday 6th August

Fulham vs Liverpool – 1430 EAT
Click here to see the Odds for this game on Mozzart Bet Kenya.

Last season’s runners up Liverpool will be away to Fulham in an early kick off match on Saturday afternoon.

After a shaky pre-season, Liverpool showed why they are still a dangerous side by deservedly edging Manchester City to win the Community Shield.

Perhaps the biggest addition to Klopp’s squad is Darwin Nunez who is a direct replacement for Sadio Mane who moved to Bayern Munich. Nunez has already shown flashes of brilliance and it will be interesting to see how he fares in the EPL.

Fulham’s midfield has been boosted by the arrival of Portuguese Defensive Midfielder Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon.

Everton vs Chelsea – 19:30 PM EAT
Click here to see the Odds for this game on Mozzart Bet Kenya.

Chelsea will be eager to kick off the Todd Boehly era officially with a win over Everton at the Goodison Park.

The Blues lost 0-4 to Arsenal in the Florida pre-season Cup but recovered to beat Udinese 3-1 in a friendly on Friday.

Raheem Sterling adds some interesting dynamic into Chelsea’s attacking options as it was evident in the win over Udinese. After missing out on key transfer targets, Thomas Tuchel will have to get the best out of his available players this season.

Everton have also been largely underwhelming during the transfer window and have a lot of work to do this season after escaping relegation by a whisker. The team lost to Arsenal and Minnesota in pre-season and Frank Lampard must be a worried man ahead of the clash against his former side.

Fans have been protesting against the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri primarily due to the struggle in the transfer window and things aren’t looking for Everton, at least not at the moment.

Sunday 7th August

Manchester United vs Brighton – 4PM EAT
Click here to see the Odds for this game on Mozzart Bet Kenya.

Erik ten Hag will be hoping to start his first official duty for Manchester United on a high when the Reds host Brighton on Sunday at Old Trafford.

United were impressive during the early stages of the pre-season and even thumped Liverpool 4-0 in one of the matches. However, the Erik ten Hag charges finished off with a bit of a limp, losing by a solitary goal to Atletico Madrid on Saturday and drawing 1-1 against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

However, there’s some sense of renewed optimism in the team and the team will be buoyed by the arrival of Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia.

Brighton will be without Yves Bissouma who has since joined Spurs with the only signing available to face United being Julio Enciso who joined the club from Club Libertad.

Brighton recorded its highest ever finish in the EPL last season, 9th on the log, and will be looking to even do better this time. A perfect start against Man United away would be a big boost.

With Mozzart Bet being the home of the biggest promotions in Kenya, it would be interesting to see which promotion will accompany the return of the new Football Season.

Other opening fixtures

Saturday 6th August

Bournemouth vs Aston Villa – 1700 EAT
Tottenham vs Southampton – 1700 EAT
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest – 1700 EAT
Leeds United vs Wolves – 1700 EAT

Sunday 7th August

Leicester vs Brentford – 1600 EAT
West Ham Vs Man City – 1830 EAT

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Janet Mbugua’s ex-husband Eddie Ndichu has moved on after they parted ways last year over infidelity.

Eddie is dating a beautiful lady identified as Karen Macharia, popularly known as Karsha on Instagram.

Karsha, a single mother of one, is a former air hostess at Etihad Airways.

She quit her job at the airline in 2014 and started a beauty company.

Eddie and Karsha have been spotted several times having fun at high-end entertainment joints.

There is even a video of the two dancing at a popular joint in Nairobi.

The new development comes at a time when Eddie and Janet are entangled in an ugly court battle.

The former TV anchor has filed for divorce and is demanding a monthly child upkeep fee of Ksh 1 Million.

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More details have emerged about the pending divorce of KRA’s manager Dorine Mbingi Ndombi from her cuckolded husband.

According to sources from within the tax agency, Dorine’s affairs with Former Commissioner J. Nduati, when working at Investigations and Enforcement department, has seen her dizzyingly ascent to the top of the corporate world, all through the power of her thighs.

In a divorce petition lodged in Milimani law courts under divorce petition DV/23/2/2021, Ndombi is accused of having a five year affair with her boss and when Nduati let, she latched on to a new commissioner, Mr G.

“The respondent, has for the last five years been engaged in an illicit, sexual and extra marital affair with her boss whom she saved him her phone as ‘Mr G sweetheart’. On probing the number 0722 XXX7XX6, I realized that’s her direct boss and a commissioner at KRA,” Reads the divorce affidavit filed in court late last year.

The husband further adds, “They have been going together on seminars, workshops and trainings guised as work meeting but in essences, they went to fulfil their lustful desires so that the respondent can get promotion at work,” Reads the affidavit.

In the divorce case that is set to open a can of worms about corporate sex for promotions at the giant tax agency, the husband insists his estranged wife has been making staggering amounts of money, and therefore stopped performing wifely duties including conjugal rights.

“The respondent has totally, wilfully refused to be a mother and wife. She has neglected to take care of the children, delegating the duties to the domestic servant. She has also refused to perform wifely duties, leaving the petitioner in constant state of anguish, pain, embarrassment and neglect.”

The meteoric rise of Dorine is a case of study in business administration classes and even KRA insiders are astounded at the power she wields between her thighs, An astute clout chaser, Dorine is known within KRA for being the bosses darling.

Last week when this site published a story about her demands for bribes from tax payers, she immediately rushed upstairs to the bosses and shortly thereafter wrote a memo to staff, asking them to ignore the online rumors since she already has the full support of the boss above. Well, the boss above was also above her last night.

“Team, focus on your work and ignore the online rumors. The bosses have assured us of their full support,” reads part of the memo she shared to her scared staff.

At work, according to our insiders, Dorine is an incompetent bully who uses her sexual connections to ride roughshod over staff.

“She is currently the deputy commissioner in the Large Tax Payer office where rarely interacts with her staff and barely even knows their names. She forces auditors working under her to falsify records. In the past six months alone, she has made her staff miss their targets because she interferes with their work. If someone owes KRA 400 million, Dorine will force the figure to be 40 million and ask for another forty million from the client. So people are missing their targets and she is getting richer the worst bit is, she eats the money alone and doesn’t share with anyone apart from her co-conspirator, a female manager at KRA,” Said an impeccable source within KRA.

According to her officers, people in the industry rarely want to deal with her because she takes their money and doesn’t fulfil her end of the deal are crying with her name in this town.” This is part one of a seven part series about the sexual immorality at KRA.

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Doreen Mbingi Ndombi the Deputy Commissioner of the Large Taxpayer Office, is the woman under spot after allegations emerged that she has been used by some players in the betting industry to close down other players.

Our source indicated that a notice from the office of the president required Betting companies to comply with a number of issues before their licenses were renewed.

Among the several requirements was clearance from KRA. The Deputy Commissioner used this window to frustrate small players to deny them the opportunity to renew their license.

This move was intended to create a monopoly for the leading betting company. It is believed that the Deputy Commissioner and a Manager by the name of Patricia Ngina have been in the payroll of the leading bookmaker.

Our source informed us that Doreen receives a monthly stipend of Kshs 5 million and the Manager Patricia Ngina receives Kshs 1 million every month.

So confident is Doreen Mbingi Ndombi that she has been telling everyone in her team that no one can touch her because the top boss is her lover and she is poised for promotions before the new government takes over.

The leading bookmaker has been using KRA and the corrupt officers to stifle competition and make the market favorable for the leading bookmaker.

The leading bookmaker was exempted from an Audit that was mandatory to all the other betting companies and despite this, they were given clearance among the first people.

Our reliable source indicated that the Deputy Commissioner was given Kshs 200 million and was given firm instructions by the leading bookmaker to ensure that less than 10 companies get the license.

As we went to press we were informed that indeed only 10 companies had their licenses renewed. This is not the first time Doreen Mbingi Ndombi is being mentioned in shady deals, According to a story in The Standard website.

In 2011, she against a court order and style raided a small company with thugs disguised as KRA agents collected all records and effectively shut down the company.

Several years back, a company called Samura Engineering Ltd was awarded Sh25 million contract by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to install security equipment in one of their premises.

Businessman Mungai Ngaruiya, his wife Elizabeth and a relative called Ng’ang’a own the company. The three also own seven other companies, in hotel and farming business, among other sectors.

After Samura had completed the work, Doreen Mbingi Ndombi wanted a cut from the profits and when the company refused to pay, she also refused to pay them saying it was not done as per the terms of contract. The dispute was taken before an arbitrator P T Gichuhi.

On February 12, 2011, as the matter was still pending before the arbitrator, KRA officials led by Doreen Mbingi Ndombi and police officers raided Ngaruiya’s offices and Bounty Hotel in Industrial area, Nairobi and took away files, computers and other items.

They searched the premises, ordered employees to disclose computer passwords and took them away.

They carried a box containing Mr Ngaruiya’s Will, school records for their children, family medical documents and files containing court papers including those on the dispute between the company and KRA.

The officers led by Ms Doreen Mbingi, had not notified the couple of the intended raid and did not have a search warrant. The raid paralysed operations at the companies. Ngaruiya wrote to KRA several times demanding his property back.

In March the following year, Ngaruiya, his wife and Ng’ang’a and all their eight companies sued KRA.

Their lawyer claimed KRA had violated their constitutional right to privacy under Article 31, the right to property under article 40, among others under the Bill of Rights and Freedoms. The petition was heard Justice David Majanja.

The lawyer argued the raid was in total violation of the Constitution and Income Tax Act saying KRA officers should have asked them to produce specific documents.

Under Section 119 of the Act, a warrant must be obtained to seize documents. Section 120(1) allows KRA to take only extracts of copies of books required and not all books.

The couple said all their companies had complied with tax returns and produced certificate issued by KRA. “This was harassment, intimidation and abuse of power by the respondent,” the lawyer submitted. He added even if the directors had refused to produce documents, KRA would still have had the right to charge them for a criminal offence.

He said KRA officials had been disrespectful to his companies, their families and employees.

Ngaruiya demanded a declaration that their rights had been violated and they were entitled to compensation.

They also asked for a permanent injunction stopping KRA from raiding their premises and taking away any other property and an order to release everything they were holding.

The arrogant and corrupt Doreen Mbingi Ndombi defended her actions, saying KRA had a constitutional mandate to impose taxes.

And because they refused to bribe her, she made a decision that the company directors were not remitting appropriate taxes dating back to 1995.

So reckless were actions that Judge Majanja analysed details of Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, and told her off, saying she had put KRA at risk with her gluttony and disregard for the law.

“The search and seizure complained by petitioners could not have been under the Income Tax Act as no warrant of search was obtained,” the judge held. “The Act does not permit carrying away books but only extracts of those books and documents.”

After analysing the actions and evidence before him, he concluded there was no reasonable basis for KRA officers to enter the premises, search and seize the property without a warrant.

There was no evidence that the seized material had evidence of tax evasion or criminal offences.

There was no justification for taking personal items such as a Will, school reports and correspondence with lawyers and doctors.

The judge took issue with Ms Mbingi’s statement on tax evasion and the need to take everything away from the premises.

“This is troubling because there was no evidence from which the court could reasonably conclude that the petitioners were tax evaders. The law does not permit the respondent (KRA) to seize everything found on the premises. To allow this course suggested by the respondent is to allow a police State,” the judge said.

Justice Majanja said he was convinced that mere declarations as requested by the petitioners would not suffice in the case.

“It must be followed by an award of damages which will reflect the court’s view that wanton violation of privacy is not acceptable.”

On March 9, the judge awarded all the eight companies Sh800,000. Mr Mungai Ngaruiya was awarded Sh1.2 million and his wife Elizabeth Sh600,000 as compensation for violation of their right to privacy.

The court also directed KRA to release all documents and equipment taken from the Ngaruiya’s within two weeks and to pay the couple all the costs of the petition.

In her office, the demotivated juniors are in constant fear since they can’t also meet their targets since Doreen Mbingi Ndombi and Patricia Ngina are in bed with most of the tax payers and their juniors have to falsify tax records as their bosses gorge themselves full from deal to deal day in, day out.

With full protection from the top boss to claims to be a born again Christian but cheats on his with with Doreen Mbingi Ndombi, she has been bragging that she is now worth a cool Sh 800 million and she wants to cross over into the billionaires club before the next government comes into power.

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Kenya’s state coffers are empty yet some gaming companies that pay Ksh 20 billion shillings into the budgets, provide 55,000 jobs even, helped communities even during the onset of the corona virus pandemic are being forced out by unethical and unfair practices led by a leading firm in the industry under the watch of local authorities.

The global economy received the strongest blow during the coronavirus pandemic crisis, to which almost no branch of the economy was resistant. Companies in the gaming industry saw a 90 percent drop in turnover at that time, but employees did not have to worry about financial stability, because their jobs remained secure and salaries were paid regularly.

Kenya today is on the verge of becoming an undesirable environment for investors because this leading gaming company has put its personal interests before the state. The affairs that firm is trying to carry out in the past days is not a joke, 55,000 people working in this gaming industry are scared for their jobs. Instead of progress, individuals are persistently trying to destroy what sustains Kenya economic stability and labor market even in times of crisis.

Investors, you are not welcome! Is that the message Kenya needs to send to the world? Is the personal interests of individuals, we are unable to receive the millions that companies would pour into the empty state coffers.

Instead of the progress of the entire country, the gaming company is persistently trying to destroy what sustains economic stability and the labor market in Kenya even in times of crisis. The procedure that is currently taking place is scandalous – to prevent some companies from extending their licenses and continuing to work in the market. In this whole affair surrounding the fixing of licenses, the stability of the economy in the country is also being hindered, all because of the domestic lobby in the background trying to remove the competition and take over the business in an unfair way.

Who is behind all these shenanigans and who is trying to sabotage the work of a socially responsable company – we will find out on Monday, when the meeting for renewing licenses is scheduled.

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The rising demand for air travel since the Kenyan government eased COVID-19 restrictions has continued to boost the airline industry.

According to Fly 748 services, the demand is helping the sector manage higher operating costs as the world continues to face tough economic times.

The higher operating costs have been caused by increased fuel prices, inflation, higher tax on spare parts and fluctuating foreign exchange rates.

The tough economic times being witnessed across the globe has been fuelled by Ukraine war, COVID-19 and politics.

According to Fly 748 Managing Director Moses Mwangi, more and more people are taking advantage of airfare discounts and bundled travel accommodation packages to fulfill a long held desire especially for first time travelers.

Mwangi in a press statement sent to newsrooms noted that more people are taking to the sky compared to two years ago when Kenya was at the height of the pandemic.

“The sector is returning to pre-pandemic levels and operators are cutting losses on their way to full recovery,”said Mwangi.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts net losses in Africa’s Aviation sector to be 0.7 billion dollars in 2022 on rising passenger numbers- Demand (RPKs) is expected to reach 72 percent of pre-crisis (2019) levels, and capacity to reach 75.2 percent.

Fly 748 was recently nominated as one of the best domestic airline of the year by the Africa Mashariki Transport Awards (AMT) following its sustained efficiency in operations, a track record of safety, reliability and an overall strategy of demystifying flying in Kenya through competitively priced air fares.

Fly 748 Chairman Ahmed Jibril said he was impressed by the growing number of first time travelers and those who are building a strong loyalty to the airline.

“It is an affirmation of our efforts to revolutionizing air travel in the country,” he said.

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A women’s group has launched a nationwide program dubbed HOPES, DREAMS AND DIGNITY.

The initiative aims at raising hopes and aspirations of women and youth in Kenya as it rallies them to vote for dignified leaders in the upcoming August 9 polls.

It was rolled out in Siaya County over the weekend and will address the challenge of accessing sanitary, underwear and shoes to school going children, ensure this is highlighted across the country and improve enrolment rates in schools.

Siaya Senator James Orengo, hailed the initiative as very important in raising the status and position of women in society, especially during this general election campaigns season.

Siaya Senator James Orengo. Photo/Courtesy .

The Senator, vying for the Siaya gubernatorial seat called on Kenyans to bequeath the country with dignified leaders during the next general elections, affirming people with tainted records cannot be trusted with leadership as he urged voters to reject such leaders.

“The word dignity is in our constitution. Therefore, every human being must have respect. We want leaders who have respect and can be respected,” he said.

The initiatives Founders unanimously selected Senator James Orengo as the inaugural national champion winner, making him the first County patron to be chosen.

From his days as a student to his latter political life, the founders said Senator Orengo has been at the forefront of challenging Kenyas governance system -which itself was meant to deliver the hopes of our young democracy.

His efforts can be directly attributed to the realization of canyons dream for better governance through the Devolution system and the decentralization of power from the executive, said Senior Government Advisor and one of Hopes, Dreams and Dignity founding Champions, Elizabeth Adongo.

The initiative will go round the country to sensitize the youth on the need to carry themselves with dignity during the campaigns.

Another founding member, Ruth Mueni urged the youth to vote wisely during the forth coming general elections and shun leaders inciting them to violence.

The initiative will, apart from the peace campaigns, be donating food and sanitary towels to the vulnerable youths, she said.

The initiative recognizes and celebrates leaders who have inspired hope and secured dreams of residents by giving them opportunity to live a dignified life through provision of clean and reliable water, access to healthcare services and better governance.

It distributed sanitary towels to select Schools in Bondo, Rarieda and Gem Constituencies. More than 5,000 students have benefited from this program so far.

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Creating a slim yet powerful smartphone has been the goal of smartphone manufacturers all over the world since the release of the first smartphone back in 2008.

The main challenge arises when packing in powerful internals such as a bigger battery, high refresh rate screens, high performance camera modules and fast-charing capabilities that take up a lot of room internally.

These powerful features make smartphones thicker and slimming them down is often prohibitively expensive on the supplier raising costs for the end user.

In many circumstances, the consumer is left with the choice of having a bulky powerful smartphone or a beautifully slim device with lower performance.

Infinix aims to change this dynamic, with the release of the new NOTE 12 VIP by utilizing next-level industrial design to fit powerful mid-range internals into a slim and sleek smartphone body, available to consumers around the world at truly attainable price points.

Looking at the NOTE 12 VIP

The NOTE 12 VIP takes inspiration from sports car designs to deliver a sophisticated looking device that oozes style while providing top-notch performance.

Coming in with a thickness of just 7.89mm and a weight of only 198g, the NOTE 12 VIP is marvel in industrial design with its powerful package containing a large 6.7 inch display, 120W Hyper Charge capabilities and a
stunning 108MP cinematic camera.

Fitting these incredible internals into such a slim and lightweight device makes the NOTE 12 VIP stand above the crowd as one of the thinnest 120W ultra-fast charging smartphone available on the market today.

Design with Ultra-thin Glass Fiber

Fiberglass as a form of glass that is made when glass is drawn or blown into extremely fine fibers, these fibers retain the tensile strength of glass and yet very flexible.

Although it has the advantage of being both thin & light, but the sprayed on glass fiber used throughout the industry often makes the devices its present on feel cheap and plastic like.

The ultra-thin glass fiber used on the NOTE 12 VIP is an ultra-thin composite material based on ultra-thin glass fiber material combined with optical coating and UV texture.

The material consists of 8 layers of glass fiber stacked on top of each other, each layer of glass fiber consists of a precision fusion of glass fiber cloth and resin, with a thickness of only 0.05mm.

Combined with a multi-layer nano-level surface process, the glass fiber back cover has a durable and aesthetic looking frosted texture, tested with puncture resistance and an astonishing thickness of just 0.45mm and weighing only 8.5g.

The end result is a flexible covering that presents both thin & strong protection to the NOTE 12 VIP in Cayenne Gray and Force Black color schemes for an understated luxurious aesthetic.

A Stunning AMOLED Screen

By using a flexible AMOLED screen, the NOTE 12 VIP maintains a slimmer profile when compared to standard AMOLED displays along with the added benefit of richer colors and transparency with the addition of stronger drop resistance.

Flexible AMOLED screens have fewer structural components and only weigh a tenth of standard variants allowing the NOTE 12 VIP’s screen to both look better with a thinner profile.

In addition, the NOTE 12 VIP adopts COP packaging technology that gives the device a bottom bezel thickness of just 3.1mm with an ultra-high screen to body ratio of 93.1% for a truly immersive smartphone experience.

The Future of Smartphone Design

Infinix has always followed a user-centric and demand-oriented design philosophy for all of it’s clients, which paid dividends gaining Infinix certifications from prestigious organizations within the industry for respective device launches.

The Infinix Zero 8 and Infinix Note 10 Pro have consecutively won the German IF Design Award, while Infinix Concept Phone won the CMF Supreme Gold Award of the CMF Design Award.

These awards represent the quality of Infinix devices and their strive to continue making the best possible devices for users at attainable price points for young consumers worldwide.

Infinix is a brand that’s moving forward, seeking to improve and democratize high-end technology, making it accessible & available at reasonable and fair price points.

Stay tuned to all things Infinix for up-coming device launches and exciting updates coming soon.

For more details visit: http://www.infinixmobility.com/

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Infinix today released its all-new NOTE 12 Series that includes high performance variants with the 120W Hyper Charge capabilities, a sleek 6.7” FHD+ Super Light AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 108MP Cinematic Triple Camera and more.

The series includes two variants – the NOTE 12 VIP, NOTE 12 G96 that offer well rounded, innovative performance features such as aerospace-grade ultra-thin glass fiber, up to 5GB of extended random access memory (RAM) and 103 charging and battery protections that keep users’ devices charged safely up whenever they need them.

“Infinix is creating a new standard for high-quality smartphone performance and design with its new NOTE 12 Series, which embodies impeccable form and function,” shared Vento Lin, Product Manager of NOTE Series at Infinix Mobility.

“This series packs quick-charging power and strong chipsets into an iconic design that is perfect for emerging professionals who need a light, flexible and high-performance device,” Infinix, Country Manager, Mike Zhang.

The Future of Fast Charging

The NOTE 12 VIP is one of the thinnest smartphones equipped with 120W ultra-fast hyper charging
speeds, making this lightweight smartphone more portable than ever while staying powered all day
long.

Infinix integrated the NOTE 12 VIP smartphone with 120W Hyper Charge and a 4500mAh battery to give
users maximized battery capacity and supersonic charging speeds that power up the device from 0% to 100% battery power in just 17-minutes.

To help achieve fast-charging capabilities, Infinix incorporated a dual-charge pump and dual-cell battery. This enables the NOTE 12 VIP to adjust the voltage and amperage to the optimal ratio, as well as doubles the available input.

Keeping ultra-fast charging safe, the smartphone includes 103 charging and battery protection features, which span the entire charging cycle for the charger, circuit and battery.

On top of the all-encompassing projection features, the NOTE 12 VIP also has 18 thermal sensors to monitor the device’s temperature in real-time to ensure that the smartphone charging is always safe.

Enhancing the charging benefits even further, the NOTE 12 VIP uses platinum superconducting material that increases the corrosion resistance of the charging cable for great charging material longevity.

By combining all of these beneficial features, the NOTE 12 VIP’s charge cycle counts up to 800 with up to
85%2 battery capacity retained.

Additionally, the NOTE 12 VIP’s 120W Hyper Charge is certified by the Tü V Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System certification, which proves its reliability and longevity when charging daily.

In addition to the NOTE 12 VIP, the NOTE 12 G96 is equipped with a 5000mAh battery with 33W Super
Charge.

Breathtaking Design Language

The NOTE 12 VIP boasts a stylish and sophisticated design wrapped with high-performance features to
create the ideal smartphone.

The device utilizes aerospace-grade ultra-thin glass fiber material with the texture of glass and the strength of carbon fiber. The material gives the NOTE 12 VIP feather-light proportions and a 7.89mm ultra-sleek design that weighs only 199 grams.

Encased in this next-level design is a 6.7”3 FHD+ Super Light AMOLED display that provides users with a
crisp screen packed with crucial image features such as 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 10-bit color depth
with over 1 billion colors and great contrast ratios.

The AMOLED display features a flexible screen that enables a stunningly capable 3.1mm narrow lower bezel and a 93.1% screen to body ratio with stronger screen impact resistance.

The display also provides users with a silky-smooth visual experience with a sharp 120Hz ultra-refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling that instantly synchronizes with every swipe.

Additionally, a low blue light eye comfort certification, accredited by TÜV Rheinland, the NOTE 12 VIP allows users to enjoy hours of use with less eye fatigue.

Users can also experience immersive visuals with the NOTE 12 G96’s 6.7” FHD+ True Color AMOLED
display that yields crystal clear brightness even in broad daylight offering a range of flexible options for
different consumers.

Capture Fantastic Photos

The NOTE 12 VIP smartphone’s 108MP Cinematic Triple Camera, consists of a 13MP Ultra-wide angle
lens and a Depth lens with Laser Detection Auto Focus that shoots fantastic photos.

The camera incorporates a large 1/1.67-inch sensor with a 12000×9000 ultra-high resolution. It supports 9-in-1 pixel binning, producing large 1.92μm pixels that take in more light for maximum detail.

The addition of Laser Detection Auto Focus also effectively improves the phone’s focus in low light conditions.

The NOTE 12 G96 is equipped with a 50MP Ultra Night Camera with a depth and AI lens. All devices in the NOTE 12 lineup feature a 16MP selfie camera for the perfect selfie.

All the Speed & Power You Need

The MediaTek Helio G96 Ultra Gaming Processor provides more speed and power to the NOTE 12 G96
and NOTE 12 VIP.

The octa-core processer incorporates two powerful Arm Cortex-A76 processor cores clocked up to 2.05GHz and Arm Mali G57 GPU that works in tandem to harness next-level intelligence for groundbreaking performance.

This is paired with fast 2133MHz LPDDR4X memory and turbo-charged UFS 2.2 storage that yields super-fast data bandwidth.

Infinix expands the NOTE 12 VIP, NOTE 12 G96’s 8GB memory to 13GB by integrating RAM and ROM to provide users with up to 5GB extended RAM. This improves the smartphone’s processing speed and accelerates performance when users are using their smartphone to multi-task with various functions and tasks delivering extra power when it’s needed.

Additional key features:
• Dual Speakers with DTS: The NOTE 12 Series creates a powerful 360-degree surround sound
with enhanced audio.
• Graphene Cooling System: The NOTE 12 VIP has 9-Layer Colling System with graphene and
Vapor-Chamber Liquid Cooling for up to 15-degrees Celsius reduction4 in core temperature.
Additionally, the NOTE 12 G96 is equipped with a 10-Layered Graphene Cooling system.
• Linear Motor Tactile Systems: The NOTE 12 VIP integrates a Dual X-axis Linear Motor Tactile
System giving users a completely new touch experience while gaming. Meanwhile, the NOTE 12
G96 boasts a Linear Motor Tactile System that simulates shorter and crisper vibrations while
gaming.
• Infinix’s Dar-Link 2.0: The software improves image stability based on an AI algorithm, while
simultaneously reducing device temperature for an immersive gaming experience.
• XOS 10.6 Software: The NOTE 12 Series features new XOS 10.6 software based on Android 12,
which includes new features such as Storage Optimizer, Lightning Multi-Window, Privacy
Guardian and more. Additionally, the NOTE 12 VIP supports Folax AI voice assistant adding
quality of life improvements.

About Launch, Pricing and Availability

Prices will be announced at the product launch happening at the Sarit Centre Expo you can catch the event through live stream here https://bit.ly/3abUzM7.

The NOTE 12 VIP will be available in Cayenne Grey and Force Black in 256+8GB; the NOTE 12 G96 will be
available in Sapphire Blue, Force Black and Snowfall in 128GB+8GB and NOTE 12i 128+4GB.

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Lawyer Donald Kipkorir is known for his flamboyant lifestyle. Or is he?

Well, if you thought that the commercial and corporate lawyer is just living large in the city whilst his mother suffers in the village then you are wrong.

In Africa, it is said that mothers are the only people who wish us well, and Donald Kipkorir must be living by the phrase and decided to make sure that his mother eats life with a big spoon.

Photos of a palatial home that lawyer Donald Kipkorir has built for his mother have been shared on social media, and they have left Kenyans mesmerized.

The counsel on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 took to his social media handles to reveal that lawyer Silas Jakakimba together with his wife and friends had visited his mother Katarina in Cheptongei village.

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While thanking Jakakimba for paying a courtesy call to his mother in the remote village, Donald Kipkorir shared the photos they had taken while at the home.

The palatial home has left Kenyans talking, with the multimillion house in the background getting the attention of many.

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While captioning the photos, the flamboyant lawyer noted that Jakakimba and his friends had taken a whole bag of sugar to his mother.

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“My Truest BFF @silasjakakimba and his wife and friends, today, went all the way to Cheptongei to pay a courtesy call on my Beloved Mother Katarina. And they gifted her a whole bag of sugar. Silas & Flo, may Your Cup Always Runneth Over. May Almighty God always Watch over you,” Donald Kipkorir tweeted.

Below are some of the reactions from a section of Kenyans after seeing Donald Kipkorir’s mother’s palatial home in the village.

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Infinix today announced the launch of the all-new smartphone HOT 12, a fresh smartphone that integrates long endurance and fun.

The announcement was made at the University of Nairobi during this years’ Tech Week, an event where students are offered an opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas through projects and exhibitions they
are working on.

Established in 2018, the event is currently being occasioned by 20 universities country wide with this years’ event being hosted at the University of Nairobi.

In partnership with Infinix the winners were awarded cash prizes of up to Ksh 50,000 and brand new Hot 12 Play Series phones that were officially launched at the event.

Winners of Tech Week 2022, Taifa Hall UoN

About The HOT 12 Series

The Infinix HOT 12 is equipped with a Helio G85 processor, a 6.82″ 90Hz Pro-Level gaming screen for electronic sports to create an ideal game entertainment platform.

It comes with a 5000mAh battery, an 18W fast charger and the famous Dar-link game optimization engine to stimulate all-day gaming pleasure.

The trendy straight-edge design presents light and thin scientific and technological aesthetics, for a powerful and stylish Infinix HOT series mobile phone.

Eric Zheng, Infinix Product Manager expressed: “We are continuously committed to designing intelligent smartphones with excellent performance and trendy aesthetics for young consumers, and we will constantly bring the latest, best and most cost-effective products to users.

“The Infinix HOT 12 has achieved a breakthrough in improved performance, ultra-long endurance and trendy
aesthetics, which allows young people around the world to express themselves through their smartphones. ”

A Blazing-Fast Chipset

Thanks to the blazing fast MediaTek G85 gaming chipset, The Infinix HOT 12 comfortably handles higher frame rates to run demanding games resulting in shorter response times and faster communication connections.

The G85 gaming chipset adopts dual-core flagship CPU architecture, two fast ARM Cortex-A75 cores up to 2 GHz for performance tasks and six small ARM CortexA55 cores up to 1.8 GHz for efficiency.

All eight cores can be used together thanks to heterogeneous multiprocessing support.

These headline features combined make for a fantastic gaming smartphone enabling HOT 12 to run the top games in sublime quality for an immersive gaming experience.

Power All Day Long

The Infinix HOT 12 uses a massive 5000mAh battery, fast-charging and ultra-power mode to ensure consistent performance alongside rapid juice ups for all day long battery life.

Equipped with a 5000mAh “Big Mac” high-density and large-capacity battery, which can support the power consumption of demanding apps, games and general use, users can enjoy power all day long.

Additionally, it also supports Type-C interface18W supercharge with a 50% power up time of just 50 minutes allowing users to focus more on their games and less on their battery levels.

To further improve battery quality, The Infinix HOT 12 is equipped with Infinix self-developed battery lasting technology, which improves the longevity by approximately 25% in a single click.

With just 5% power remaining, an additional 2.6 hours of usage can be unlocked using Ultra Power
Mode.

Packed With Memory

Coming stacked with 128GB+6GB of memory & RAM, the HOT 12 allows users to run multiple demanding applications with ease and operate them smoothly with the ability to switch between apps without lag and the storage to keep everything in one place.

Gamers can enjoy fluid frame rates and blazing speed when playing the latest games giving them a considerable advantage over players with older devices.

Infinix’s self-developed RAM fusion technology allows HOT 12 phones to support 5GB of extended RAM and up to 11GB of combined RAM, increasing the number of background cached applications by three to nine and improving the average launch time of TOP20 applications by 10%- 50%.

The extra RAM gives users power when they need it for a sublime smartphone experience in a wide variety of usage scenarios.

Trendy Eye-catching Design

The Infinix HOT 12 features a superbly trendy flat-edge flagship smartphone design language for an eye-catching look.

The straight-edge design gives the device a visibly thinner effect of a 3mm textured look with cleaner lines. The angular exterior is paired with a rich reflection of flowing light and shadow representing a strong & bold image.

The devices come with rich & vibrant color options including Racing Black, Legend White & Origin blue giving young consumers a color option for every occasion.

The HOT 12 features a full 6.82″ 90Hz Pro-Level esports screen for a silky-smooth display. It also

provides almost instant visual feedback on touch input with a 180Hz touch sampling rate giving the
HOT 12 a snappy response rate which is absolutely ideal for smartphone gaming and demanding applications.

Rich Immersive Sound

HOT 12 comes fully upgraded with both dual upper and lower speakers for a truly immersive audio experience with deep lows, clear mids and rich crisp highs.

Users can enjoy a top-quality audio experience when listing to music, consuming online media and playing fast-paced games where footsteps can be heard giving gamers an advantage when another player is on the hunt.

The Infinix HOT 12 also delivers a fantastic photographic experience for users with a clean user interface.

Fully equipped with an 8MP AI front camera, 13MP AI triple rear camera, and a powerful image algorithm, HOT 12 provides an AI portrait that enhances the focus of every snapshot in the best way possible.

The XOS 10 operating system redefines style with a brand-new design and artistic chromatic aberration through Smart Scene and integrates some applications designed for a smarter life.

Its built-in XArena enhances your gaming experience by integrating game applications on smartphones into a single area and enabling game boosters to boost performance.

There is also a quick setting that mutes messages and calls during a gaming session so users can focus on the task at hand.

Combined with the underlying game optimization algorithm through Dar-Link, it brings users an immersive gaming entertainment experience unrivaled by smartphones at its attainable price point.

Availability

Infinix HOT 12 will be available in 3 variants HOT 12 Play 128+4 for Ksh 18,499, HOT 12 Play 64+4 for Ksh 16,499 and HOT 12 128+4 going for Ksh 19,999 soon in outlets countrywide.

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Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna on Thursday, April 28, 2022, gave his opinion just days after Westlands Member of Parliament Tim Wanyonyi announced that he will be defending his seat.

Tim made the announcement after his Nairobi gubernatorial ambitions were ended following Polycarp Igathe’s entry into the race.

Igathe’s entry through the Jubilee party ticket complicated Azimio La Umoja’s Nairobi formation, forcing other aspirants to step down for him.

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi and Polycarp Igathe. Photo/ Courtesy/ Tim Wanyonyi Facebook.

Tim Wanyonyi’s entry into the Westlands parliamentary race sparked mixed reactions, with a section of Kenyans opining that he was going to retain the seat.

He will now be facing off with the immediate former Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi, who is vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

Wanyonyi has pledged his loyalty to his party, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which he will be using to defend his seat.

However, Miguna Miguna has a different opinion.

The controversial lawyer claims that Havi will defeat Tim Wanyonyi in the August 9, 2022 polls.

NELSON HAVI regrets almost immediately after joining RUTO's UDA as he comes  face-to-face with the reality on the ground – Look! He never expected this  at all | DAILY POST
Nelson Havi. Photo/Courtesy/Nelson Havi Twitter

Through a post on his official Twitter account, Miguna argues that Havi will be the best MP for Westlands, claiming that Wanyonyi is a coward, probably for accepting to step down for Igathe.

“President @NelsonHavi has been my lawyer. We don’t agree on many issues. However, he will be the BEST MP for Westlands. Tim Wanyonyi may be a good man. But he is a COWARD and has never LEGISLATED in Parliament. Parliament DESERVES eloquent and brilliant WARRIORS like @NelsonHavi,” tweeted Miguna Miguna.

Igathe on Thursday, April 28, 2022 paid a courtesy call on Tim Wanyonyi, who endorsed him for the Nairobi gubernatorial race.

“A courtesy call from the Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya Alliance Nairobi Gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe. Asante,” Tim Wanyonyi posted.

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A recent political move by ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga has faced heavy opposition from the public and further proved why he is the wrong candidate ahead of the August 9th general polls.

In the latest turn of events, the former Prime Minister suffered a major embarrassment after a section of the electorate in his Nyanza backyard rejected calls to adopt a six-piece voting pattern for ODM candidates in all 5 positions of the MCA, MP, Woman Rep, Senator, and Governor seat.

Speaking at Nyasore Village in Rachuonyo East Sub County during the burial of the late Ambassador of Kenya to Qatar Paddy Ahenda on Monday, Raila claimed that the mode of voting would help enhance the formation of a stable government in the unlikely situation he is elected president.

“While I have committed to take the bull by its horns at the national level, I am asking you to vote six-piece for our ODM candidates, from the MCA seats, to the presidency come the General Election, for us to have the required strength,” said the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential aspirant.

According to him, those who are seeking alternative parties or going independent after defeat in nominations are ‘enemies of the people’ out to divide the region.

But moments later, his controversial remarks provoked reactions that painted a rather harsh reality on the ground.

As soon as the story was picked up by local media, voters from all corners of the country – including some from his own support base – took to social media to protest the comments made by the veteran politician struggling through his fifth bid for the ever-elusive presidency.

From some of the responses featured below, netizens took turns in dismissing the skewed tactic that calls for one to ignore the suitability or otherwise of candidates or how they got their respective party tickets, and simply vote for the party because the cabal at the helm has declared so.

A majority of those who aired their views described it as a greedy move only aimed at protecting his personal selfish interests.

Others urged him to give up on his mistaken cause and prepare for what is predicted as the imminent downfall of the Odinga’s dynasty just as is happening to the Moi’s in Kalenjin land years after their catastrophic 24-year regime.

“This year the Kenyatta family is wondering why Kikuyus have rejected them. I pray that by 2027, Luos will reject the Odinga family just as the Moi family is quickly being forgotten in Kalenjin land,” one wrote.

“Any average Kenyan will know that this is a politician trying to greedily secure his interests…. For your interest guys, vote in personalities and not parties,” another added.

As things seem to turn out, political parties and politicians that favour the so-called 6-piece voting pattern might soon be licking their political wounds unless they learn to embrace free, fair, transparent and accountable nomination exercises.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen major political parties in the country like Jubilee and ODM staying intent on locking in politicians in regions where they dominate so that such people are denied an opportunity for fair competition against preferred candidates.

The parties and their leaders are running scared that newcomers might unseat seasoned politicians most of whom no longer make sense to young voters.

This when contrasted with DP Ruto’s non interference in primaries, young and undecided voters seem to be appreciating the UDA Party for giving a fair opportunity to the voters to decide who should be their candidate by not imposing friends and family on them.

This is particularly true within the ODM regions of Nyanza and elsewhere where newly registered voters do not necessarily appreciate a candidate being forced on them just because they belong to a political outfit when these candidates have no progressive developmental agenda for their constituencies.

Voters want development.

Voters don’t care why the regions were not favoured in the past, they care about the present and future.

Voters will see performance of the candidates and would look at their vision.

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