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Kenyans on social media have expressed mixed reactions after it was revealed that President William Ruto will fly to India on Monday, December 4.

President Ruto who is currently attending COP28 in Dubai will be making his inaugural state visit to India.

He will be in India for three days and will engage in bilateral talks with various government officials besides holding discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ruto will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan on December 5.

On the other hand, a state banquet will also be hosted by the Prime Minister in honour of Ruto and his delegation.

It was detailed that the ceremonial welcome was aimed at India’s goal of enhancing its foreign relations with Kenya.

President Ruto has made over 40 foreign trips in under one and a half years since he took over from Uhuru Kenyatta on September 12, 2023. 

The revelation about his trip to India has sparked heated social media reactions, with a section of Kenyans expressing their displeasure against the head of state.

Some say that the term “tangatanga” that he had been branded during the last term of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime was a definition of his true self.

Others have urged the President to stay long in the country and find a way of turning around the economy.

Below are screenshots of some of the reactions.

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Drama erupted in Harambee, Kholera Ward in Kakamega County when a man accessed the dais and took a microphone from ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The Azimio leader was speaking during the funeral of former Senator and Kakamega nominated MCA Godliver Omondi when a group of youths at the funeral began fighting.

Raila’s speech was interrupted when a man who was a member of the deceased’s family moved to the dais and grabbed the microphone from the former Prime Minister.

Raila complied and handed over the microphone to the man who expressed displeasure at the youth who had disrupted the funeral.

The man complained that a section of politicians in the area have been using the youths to cause chaos due to political differences.

According to him, politicians have been buying alcohol for the youth so that they can cause such chaos once drunk.

In response, Raila who was given back the microphone noted that he was going to bring together the politicians, so that they can work together for the region to benefit.

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Software solutions provider Robisearch Limited has been recognised as a leader in the creation of digital solutions that help businesses streamline work processes.

During the KEOnline Digitally Fit awards held on 24th November at the Safari Park hotel in Nairobi, the firm was awarded as Top Digitally Fit ERP and Software solutions provider for SMEs.

Some of the solutions the firm provides include a point-of-sale system that enables business owners to track the performance of their enterprises remotely, and know whether staff are being accountable.

“Somebody who runs multiple businesses could have a tough time tracking their profits and business performance, thus end up losing stock, or money with no one to account for this. The Robisearch Point of Sale system helps business owners to keep track of their stock and inventory, even when they are working remotely,” noted Robert Manyala, Director, Robisearch.

The firm has also developed a software application that enables organisations to efficiently manage client feedback. Customers can give feedback on what they like or what they want improved on via the platform. The platform then generates valuable and actionable insights that organisations can use to enhance customer experience.

“Customer feedback is critical for any organisation as this is what enables them to understand the needs and demands of their customers and respond accordingly,” noted Mr Manyala.

The firm has also developed a property management system that enables landlords, agents and property owners to manage their rentals with ease.

The system enables property owners to generate invoices and receipts of tenant payments, as well as maintain records of property occupants digitally, thus reducing the inefficiencies that come with paper-based record keeping.

The system also enables property owners and agents to easily manage the booking and renting of rooms, as well as manage tenancy agreements and leases.

“Someone who owns multiple residential houses is able to know the vacancies and status of payments instead of relying on agencies and caretakers. Tenants can also use the portal to speak up. Agencies working with multiple landlords can also leverage the tool to simplify work,” noted Manyala.

Currently, the PMS is available for property owners in major towns and cities like Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Kakamega, Meru, Naivasha, Nakuru, among others. It is also available in Tanzania and Uganda.

Other solutions the firm provides include bulk SMS, bulk WhatsApp, biometric time attendance and Access Control. The Digitally fit award cements the firm’s recognition as a Pacesetter in software and Digital Solutions, on 30th June this year.

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The 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams top candidate scored 428 marks out of a possible 500. 

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu announced the results on Thursday November 23, 2023.

This last KCPE exam as the Ministry of Education phases out the 8-4-4 curriculum to be fully replaced by a Competence Based Curriculum (CBC).

Out of the over 1.4 million candidates that sat for the exam, only 8,525 candidates were able to score 400 marks and above with 352,782 students scoring between 300 and 399 marks. 

The majority of pupils scored between 200 to 299 with 658,278 candidates falling into that category. 

383,025 candidates scored between 100 to 199 marks with the rest of the candidates scoring below 100 marks. 

The national examination had minimum malpractice with only two pupils out of 1.4 million candidates engaging in exam irregularity. 

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itel, the global leading smart life brand committed to providing affordable and good quality consumer electronic products, announced the imminent arrival of its flagship curved screen smartphone, the itel S23+.

itel S23+ is poised to revolutionize the smartphone experience with its cutting-edge technology and innovative features, all within an incredible price range.

Experience of Future of Visual Brilliance with a Mesmerizing Curved Display

Central to the itel S23+ is its remarkable 6.78-inch big FHD+ AMOLED curved screen, which takes visual excellence to new heights.

The screen’s 59-degree curvature creates a mesmerizing visual experience that wraps around the edges, immersing users into their content.

Boasting an impressive 93% ultra-high screen-to-body ratio, this curved screen provides immersive views that captivates the senses.

The 99% DCI-P3 color saturation, an improvement of 12% over its predecessor, ensures that colors are vibrant, accurate, and true-to-life.

The contrast ratio, reaching up to an astonishing 400000:1, significantly surpasses its predecessor’s 1500:1, delivering exceptional clarity and vividness, even in challenging lighting conditions.

This, combined with a high resolution of 1080×2400, delivers dynamic clarity and colorful details.

Furthermore, the incorporation of in-display fingerprint technology adds to both convenience and security, while Corning Gorilla Glass 5 provides a superior touch experience and safeguards against accidental drops.

Seamless AI Assistant: Aivana GPT Integration

Carrying on itel OS13 system, itel S23+ will be upgraded to seamlessly integrate with the Aivana GPT voice assistant, offering automate support for voice-operated phone calls, WhatsApp, music, SMS, weather, map navigation, alarm clock, search, translation, phone settings, and more, to help you perform tasks quickly and easily using voice commands, saving you time and effort.

What’s more, itel 23+ is the first itel smartphone coming with dynamic bar, making it more convenient and seamless than ever to access crucial notifications such as battery status, incoming calls, reminders, and unlock status.

Unmatched Performance Combined with Ample Storage and Big Battery

itel S23+ redefines storage capabilities with in two versions one is up to 16GB of RAM and a substantial 256GB of internal storage while the other is up to 8GB of RAM and a substantial 128GB of internal storage Its innovative Extended RAM technology leverages an additional 8GB from ROM, enabling smooth transitions between as many as 20 background apps.

This guarantees seamless and efficient multitasking, even during resource-intensive activities. Equipped with an 18W Fast Charge and a powerful 5000mAh battery, itel S23+ ensures a long-lasting standby time and quick power replenishment.

With a full charge achievable in just 2 hours, users can stay connected without interruption.

Enhanced Photography Excellence to Capture Cherished Moments

The camera system features a 32MP AI Selfie lens accompanied by a remarkable 50MP Portrait Camera to capture moments in exquisite detail.

With an F1.6 large aperture, the camera maximizes light intake, resulting in clear and vibrant photos even in low-light

The revolutionary Eye Tracking mode guarantees that no moment goes unnoticed, facilitating the capture of impeccable portraits.

Moreover, the Portrait Lite feature takes your portrait photography to new heights, by offering a suite of personalized
options to meticulously enhance every aspect of your photo, from skin tone to facial features and face shape.

itel’s commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in itel S23+’s offerings.

The device comes with an impressive 36-month warranty and 6-month free screen replacement in Africa, underscoring itel’s confidence in the product’s durability and branding services.

The launch of the itel S23+ exemplifies itel’s unwavering dedication to R&D, as well as its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of consumers in emerging markets.

As itel’s first premium curved screen smartphone, S23+ marks an exciting milestone in the pursuit of pushing technological boundaries, enhancing user satisfaction and bringing innovation to a wider range of users.

RRP is Ksh 22,400.

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Architectural and Interior design firm Fine Urban Interiors has announced that it will be giving away free cash prizes to viewers of real estate projects on the firm’s YouTube channel.

By watching a video of one of the firm’s latest real estate projects on its YouTube channel and following a set of instructions, the lucky winner could stand a chance to secure Kes 200, 000.

After watching the video on the YouTube channel, viewers will be required to take a clear screenshot of their favorite moment or scene.

They will then be required to share the screenshot on their Instagram feed or story, and tag five friends who they think will be interested in the content.

They can then encourage them to subscribe to the firm’s YouTube channel and follow their Instagram page. Each tagged friend must subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow the official Instagram page.

The winner, who stands a chance to secure Kes 200, 000, will be selected at random from the pool of eligible entries and announced on Instagram page.

Here is a link to the YouTube video

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has disclosed the faces of two Wells Fargo employees who escaped with Kes 94 million belonging to Quickmart Supermarket.

The two employees, Daniel Mungai Mugetha (crew commander) and Anthony Nduiki Waigumo (driver) sneaked the truck out of the Wells Fargo Nairobi offices shortly after the money-box was loaded, leaving behind the police escort car that was waiting to be flagged off on Monday November 6, 2023.

They dumped the company vehicle at Dafarm in South C, Nairobi in the 6am incident.

Oblivious that the truck Reg. No. KBA 517T they were to escort had minutes earlier sneaked away, the armed escort team went to enquire from the management why the loading was taking too long.

By the time, neither the truck nor the crew members could be traced.

A report by the company’s Investigations Manager indicated that the Isuzu Canter was destined to Family bank located at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue.

Police in Lang’ata were mobilized to pursue the daring duo, only to trace the empty truck abandoned in South C.

The suspects are believed to have escaped in another car.

A special operations team has since been deployed to pursue the suspects.

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If his social media posts are anything to go by, then Collins Situma is living the dream life. 

A gym rat who doesn’t shy away from showcasing his well-chiseled body, hanging out in exotic places, and taking expensive drinks. 

Thanks to these posts, he has amassed more than 14,000 followers on his Instagram where he describes himself as a fitness enthusiast and commercial model.

We now know, that is a well-cultivated image, which he uses to lure unsuspecting Kenyans into his thieving ring.

Situma, or Colloh as he likes to be called is a petty thief with pretty looks!

On October 24, 2023, Colloh arrived at his friend’s place in Rongai, a satellite town in Kajiado County, but popular with most working-class Nairobians.

For a long time, they had known each other with the said friend. In fact, at the beginning of this year, Colloh had crashed at this house for several weeks, following a disagreement with his better half (story for another day).

On the fateful day, Colloh came to the house very hungry. He downed five eggs like a starving Shakahola survivor.

Unbeknown to his host, he was there, not just for the food but also something more valuable, a work laptop worth more than Ksh 100,000. 

Having known this guy since 2018, the host didn’t read any malice. He left Colloh in the house and went out to buy dinner. 

That’s when Colloh activated his evil plan, using his knowledge of the place to steal the laptop. 

Unbeknown to this shameless thief, there were CCTV cameras all over the place. He was caught pants down, stealing from his friend, a very shameless act. 

Here are the CCTV footage:

Upon returning to the house, the victim was shocked to find both his laptop and his friend missing.

He tried reaching out to Situma, but his calls and texts went unanswered. 

The thief didn’t even bother to block the victim. He has been active on social media since this incident happened. 

The incident was reported to Rongai Police Station on the same day. 

Colloh has since taken his IG and X (formerly twitter) pages private, a sign that he may have stolen from more than just one person. 
This post is a warning to Colloh Situma (https://www.facebook.com/collins.shtuma) that he may run but he will not hide for long. His evil actions will catch up with him.

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Advisers used by Co-operative Bank of Kenya to handle its ill-fated 2009 acquisition of Jamii Bora Bank were prevented from carrying out the full due diligence work that they were originally hired to do, financial analysts says.

A leading financial expert in the country, told media in a statement that, a combined decision by the regulator Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and political influence from senior members of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government paved way for the purchase of the country’s lowest-rated bank in a ‘disastrous’ purchase.

In a silent warning, leading banking experts and officials note that scrutiny of the deal did not extend to assessing Jamii Bora’s corporate lending portfolio – which later proved the bank’s undoing.

Instead, an assessment of that part of the low-rank bank business was left to the Co-op itself.

Earlier it emerged that former’s corporate loan book had deteriorated to such an extent that it was the main cause of a more that Sh1.5 billion capital black hole discovered at the Co-op Bank after purchase and takeover.

Many in the banking industry note that the exposure might in the long run hit the operations of Kingdom Bank, a company that came from the amalgamation of Cooperative Bank and Jamii Bora.

“One of the issues the mid-tier banks have is scale. We can do a lot on costs – and we’ve done a lot on costs and will continue to be focused on that – but you can’t keep cutting costs, you need to generate more income. This is a mid-tier bank with a Sh-100,000 million balance sheet and a combination if it happened, would not create a challenger with the order- so not that dissimilar to Mayfair Bank.”

More mergers and acquisitions among the smaller Kenyan banks would be a continuation of a process that began seven years ago and which, as evidenced by the takeover by CBA Bank of NIC Bank to create NCBA and the creation of Kingdom Bank after the Coop-Jamii Bora merger.

Co-op Bank itself is no stranger to takeover approaches from financial buyers. However, CBK later clarified that its due diligence mandate was originally meant to encompass the whole of Jamii Bora – but was later restricted. KPMG and other institutions charged with due diligence did not explain why the poor due diligence was overlooked allowing for the creation of a new entity from what was CEO Gideon Muriuki’s original business entity, Kingdom Securities that even employed Nairobi Securities Exchange CEO Edward Odundo.

KPMG was not involved in the deal to buy Jamii Bora bank, a senior official at the company said. The same was confirmed by Coop Bank management.

Co-op Group declined to comment, saying that an ongoing review being conducted by a former civil servant, would be examining such issues. This revelation about the due diligence came as MPs gave a roasting to advisers used by the Co-operative Bank for its Jamii Bora deal.

The KPMG at the same time denied they worked on the transaction.

Shareholders said there had been “an enormous amount of writing on the wall”, warning that a deal of this kind was being struck at an unwise moment, given ongoing turbulence in the financial markets. Paul Muturia and other shareholders accused the bank of pursuing a deal because of their fee structure.

“Your fee structure is hard-wired to get a transaction,” Muturia said in a statement.

A senior Coop bank official admitted “demonstrably we didn’t get it right” but denied that he and his colleagues were motivated to do the wrong thing.

It might be “thoroughly sensible” to make a portion of a fee dependent on the success of a deal, rather than merely on its happening, he conceded, although he said it might be difficult to structure such an arrangement fairly.

He said he was “100 per cent confident” in the integrity of his own advice not being influenced by the promise of a fee.

Coop Bank has been fighting one accusation after another. From steamy sex scandals, the nepotism, to officially tribalising the top echelons and mounting customer complaints, they stand in the eye of any storm that engulfs the banking industry that is dominated by one community in the Kenya kaleidoscope.

As a deal to buy into non-performing Jamii Bora Bank gained pace, analysts were worried about due diligence done by Cooperative Bank which had in the past been hit by cases of fraud perpetrated by bank employees who work in cahoots with external persons to obtain money from the bank.

The bank was on the spot as having weaknesses in its IT systems, which was attributed to sources within the bank.

Co-operative Bank has in the past reported erratic systems of poor quality and that explains for instance the constant system hitches.

“The former bank chairman’s sons are said to have supplied IT systems to the bank. The same family have also been rumoured to be supplying and tendering with the bank,” says a former employee, sacked in 2017.

The downtime attributed to a technical fault left the bank’s ATM Services, Card transactions at Merchants and other Point of Sale outlets dysfunctional rendering transactions by its customers impossible.

The bank, then announced having moved almost 90 percent of its customer transactions to alternative delivery channels including mobile and ATMs, has 580 ATMs and over 11,000 Co-op kwa Jirani agents across the country and the number is set to increase with the opening of new ATM machines and branches in Northern and Eastern Kenya.

Malfunctioning systems have been reported on December 22, 2017 and the worst would be on July 22, 2014 when the systems failed leaving numerous customers stranded with all manner of complaints.

On the Jamii Bora Bank purchase, which is as good as done, financial analysts are wondering why a behemoth like Coop Bank with a big financial muscle can go for a bank that survive by ‘the Grace of God’.

Jamii Bora Bank had in the entire period of its existence remained stagnated, refusing to innovate and introduce any change in the banking industry.

The transaction required regulatory approval from the CBK, Capital Markets Authority and the Competition Authority of Kenya and in the tribal oligarchy and corruption perpetrated by Cooperative Bank management ensured that it was easy for CBK boss to give the nod at first sight of the application.

The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed Co-op Bank commenced operations in 1965 and had the fourth highest market share (9.63 percent) in the banking industry at the end of last year.

In contrast, Jamii Bora, started in 2010 after the acquisition by City Finance Bank, and had a market share of 0.12 percent, putting it at position 38 out of 39 banks.

The deal will lead to changes in market share as well as expansion of Cooperative Bank branches.

Jamii Bora’s last published financials are for the first quarter of 2018 when it had assets worth Sh12.5 billion.

Its liquidity ratio was in negative 11.1 percent compared with CBK’s minimum of 20 percent as at end of March 2018, leaving it in liquidity deficiency of 31.1 percent.

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Sometime in December 2021, a woman walked into KCB Changamwe Branch to get a loan. The lady who had been a client of the bank, sought the services of one of the senior loans officers named Hannington Muthoka.

While in the process of applying for the loan, Hannington in scheme of things developed a relationship with the woman and they started being very close. Closer than close. So Hannington started abusing the relationship because he had all the client private data and with the relationship, he would access the client’s account whenever he wishes.

He started, not only taking money from the lady’s account without her permission, but also borrowing more using her credentials. In fact, Hannington managed to borrow money and bought a car using the lady’s credentials. The car is one among the Uber vehicles he operates in Mombasa.

The lady started getting into the financial red as the man even depleted more than Ksh 600,000 from her account. The lady complained and asked friends to advice the man to refund her money but the man refused and decided to plot an elimination.

So the man planned how to eliminate the woman as he realised that he was going to lose his job at KCB. So he bought a knife and planned a murder while pretending that he wanted mediation between them. So when the woman insisted on getting her money back, he decided to stab her several times hoping to choke life out of her. But members of the public who witnessed the commotion teamed up and gave chase making him leave the knife at the back of the lady.

After the attempted murder, the woman was rushed to Aga Khan hospital where she is in the ICU. The case which happened within the jurisdiction of Port Reitz Police Station and was reported there, was mysterious called by OCS Changamwe who is a bossom friend and partner-in-crime of Hannington Muthoka. Hannington was booked at Changamwe but didn’t look as suspect but a man who could do anything within the station.

The man was mysteriously released this morning by OCS Changamwe on police bond. It has also been revealed that the man was charged with general assault and not attempted murder.

While the woman fights for her life, the man is free and both the OCS CHangamwe and KCB Changamwe Branch Manager are all trying to ensure that justice is denied.

Remember that Hannington Muthoka stopped stabbing the woman repeatedly when the knife broke. He was out to kill the lady. Police say there are NO WITNESSES. There are many witnesses.

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Most land-selling companies have been swindling unsuspecting innocent buyers for decades and we can report that the Kiambu land-buying/selling company Finsco Limited is no better.

What even makes it worse, is the possible involvement of the Principal Secretary in charge of irrigation PS Kimotho Kimani.

Documents in our possession show that the controversial and suspiciously philanthropic company owned by Mr. Mwaura among others who includes a sitting PS in the Ruto administration, has lately been selling hot air in the ongoing Murang’a plots, LR number 10875 owned by Hatwara estate limited. It’s not the first time the PS is involved in land-buying schemes as he was also in the “Legacy ” project.

The documents shows finsco Africa, faked a land search documents to push for a change of use for the 200 acre piece of land in the project named finsco limited Thika Grove Chania project, previously meant for agricultural purposes at the Muranga county government with the help of two CECs who gave the county Governor, Hon Irungu Kangata, misleading advice.

What is more worrying is that the land-selling company has been swindling unsuspecting victims where they pay for plots but can’t access them as most of these lands are still not ready for subdivision.

In the Muranga land, the owner had a loan with CFC bank of around 365 million shillings which is yet to be cleared for the bank to release the title deeds and hence the reason Mr. Mwaura had to fake a land search with the help of a Muranga CEC,Mr. Paul Mugo who previously worked for finsco limited, for the change of use.

Several complaints have been sent to the DCI offices along Kiambu road for investigations with reports indicating finsco limited ownership has bribed its way around the office and no arrests have been effected so far.

It’s yet to be clear how long Kenyans will continue being swindled by these land-selling companies with memories of the recently Gakuyo investments scandal still fresh in their minds.

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Blood clotting is necessary in our bodies as this stops the blood from uncontrolled flowing after a cut or injury; but it’s when blood clots are created when they’re not needed, that they can become life-threatening.

A blood clot can slow or block normal blood flow, and even break loose and travel to an organ (embolism), which can cause a heart attack, stroke, or a pulmonary embolism (PE), the top three cardiovascular killers.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs.

Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no visible symptoms. 

More people succumb to the life-threatening conditions caused by thrombosis, the formation of a blood clot in blood vessels, than the total number of people who lose their lives to AIDS, breast cancer, and car crashes combined, every year.

This disquieting fact makes it clear just how important it is to ensure that we are all aware of the risk factors that play a role in the development of blood clots – especially as thrombosis is both preventable and treatable if you know the symptoms and contact a healthcare professional immediately if needed.

Dr. Henry Ddungu, of the World Thrombosis Day Campaign Steering Committee, provides insight into the eight factors that can help identify if you’re at risk for developing blood clots so you can prevent them:

  1. Getting older

Although any person of any age can develop a blood clot, the risk of thrombosis increases with age. Those over the age of 60 are at higher risk, because they’re more likely to have other health conditions that increase their risk of developing a blood clot.

  1. Gender

Thrombosis can impact anyone, no matter their age, background, or gender. However, the risks can vary for men and women. Men have an overall higher risk of thrombosis than women, but women have risks that men do not because of pregnancy, hormonal birth control, or even hormone therapy after menopause.

It is therefore important to take this into account when making any choices regarding family planning, pregnancy, or the treatment of menopause symptoms.

  1. Post-Surgery Recovery

Being in the hospital is a major risk factor for the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Indeed, up to 60% of all VTE cases occur during or within 90 days of hospitalisation.

At even higher risk, are patients who have experienced blood vessel trauma due to surgery. Orthopaedic, cardiothoracic, major general surgery, and neurosurgery are some of the types of surgeries that present higher risks for developing VTE.

  1. Smoking

Smoking can raise the risk of life-threatening blood clots as it damages the lining of blood vessels making it more likely for platelets to stick together at the damaged vessel lining and initiate the formation of clots.

Even significant exposure to passive smoke can affect blood coagulation activity.

  1. Patients with Cancer

The risk of VTE is increased, and common, in patients with cancer due to cancer-specific factors such as type of cancer, and cancer treatment as well as surgery and hospitalisation.

Cancer patients are four times more likely to develop blood clots than the general population. Blood clotting can have serious consequences for cancer patients as there is higher risk of recurrent thrombosis, the risk of bleeding during anticoagulation and hospitalisation is increased, while survival time is decreased.

  1. A Family History of Blood Clots

You’re more likely to develop blood clots if you have family members who have had dangerous blood clots. This is because inherited causes of blood clots are linked to your genetics.

People with a family history of life-threatening blood clots tend to develop thrombosis before the age of 45, although it is not very common.

  1. Being Overweight or Obese

Although being overweight or obese does not guarantee that you’ll develop thrombosis, weight can increase the risk of DVT as it puts greater pressure on the lower half of your body and increases pressure in the veins.

Additionally, other negative effects of obesity such as chronic inflammation can be a major catalyst for thrombosis.

  1. Immobility

When your legs remain still for long periods of time, it increases the risk of a blood clot as blood flow is hampered. Bedrest, hospital recovery, casts on legs, or even sitting for long periods of time while at work can result in a DVT which can cause pain. If part of the clot breaks off, it can also cause a PE which can be fatal.

Prevention of VTE

Your lifestyle changes may help prevent blood clots. If you have been confined in bed because of an illness, surgery, or an injury, move around as soon as possible. 

If you’re at risk for DVT, let your doctor know so they may give you medicines to prevent blood clots. When sitting for long periods of time, such as when travelling for more than four hours, try to get up and walk around every 1 to 2 hours; keep exercising your legs while you’re sitting; and wear loose-fitting clothes.

You can also reduce your risk of getting blood clots by maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle.

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East African Cables has welcomed the court injunction stopping Equity Bank from placing it under administration as it announced that its operations would continue as usual.

High Court on Monday stopped attempts by Equity Bank to take over East Africa Cables and its parent company Transcentury PLC.

The Court Injunction issued on the appointment of an administrator to East African Cables took effect immediately ensuring business operations continue as usual.

“East African Cables PLC (“EAC”) would like to inform shareholders, partners, and the public that the company has obtained a court injunction in regard to the notice dated 16th June 2023 issued by Equity Bank to appoint an administrator to EAC,” said EAC chairman Michael G Waweru.

Waweru said the injunction is on the basis that the bank appointed an administrator while parties were engaged in negotiations.

He said: “I am glad that the brief setback that this unfortunate action had brought to the business is behind us and we can now focus on what we do best, providing quality cables to our customers across the region.”

In a press statement, Waweru decried the “ extreme and unfortunate action” by Equity Bank.

“ We have been in what we viewed as positive discussions with the bank up until a day before the appointment of the administrator, therefore the extreme and unfortunate action taken by the bank came to us as a surprise,” he said. “EAC is a renowned and astute business and we’ve been committed to meeting our obligations and continue to do so despite the prevailing challenging macro environment.”

The injunction by Justice Alfred Mabeya of the Milimani Commercial Courts put a stop to the appointment of the administrator and restrained them or their agents from performing any actions in the capacity of administrator of the company.

The move allows EAC to return to focusing on the business operation and strategy.

East African Cables is a household brand in the region, with the largest electrical cable manufacturing plant in East and Central Africa.

Since 1966, the company has played a key role in the electrification drive across the region, connecting households, factories, and streets with power.

EAC has over 200 employees in Kenya and Tanzania and works with a wide network of electricians, traders, distributors, consultants in the business ecosystem.

EAC CEO Paul Muigai added that “East African Cables is the undisputed number one cable brand in the region, we have built an admired brand that is powering nearly all homesteads, factories, streets in this country and beyond. We are synonymous with the electrification success of this country and are confident of our business model and the unwavering support from our customers, staff and shareholders. We are delighted to resume serving our customers in every corner of our country!”

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East African Cables PLC (“EAC”) has obtained a court injunction in regard to the notice dated 16th June 2023 issued by Equity Bank to appoint an administrator to EAC.

The injunction is on the basis that the bank appointed an administrator while parties were engaged in negotiations.

“I am glad that the brief setback that this unfortunate action had brought to the business is behind us and we can now focus on what we do best, providing quality cables to our customers across the region,” said Dr. M.G Waweru on receiving the injunction.

“We have been on what we viewed as positive discussions with the bank up until a day before the appointment of the administrator, therefore the extreme and unfortunate action taken by the bank came to us as a surprise. EAC is a renowned and astute business and we’ve been committed to meeting our obligations and continue to do so despite the prevailing challenging macro environment,”added Dr.Waweru.

The injunction puts a stop to the appointment of the administrator and restrains them or their agents from performing any actions in the capacity of administrator of the company.

This will allow EAC to return to focusing on the business operation and strategy.

East African Cables is a household brand in the region, with the largest electrical cable manufacturing plant in East and Central Africa.

Since 1966, the company has played a key role in the electrification drive across the region, connecting households, factories, and streets with power.

EAC has over 200 employees in Kenya and Tanzania and works with a wide network of electricians, traders, distributors,
consultants in the business ecosystem.

East African Cables CEO Paul Muigai added, “East African Cables is the undisputed number one cable brand in the region, we have built an admired brand that is powering nearly all homesteads, factories, streets in this country and beyond. We are
synonymous with the electrification success of this country and are confident of our business model and the unwavering support from our customers, staff and shareholders. We are delighted to resume serving our customers in every corner of our country!”

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The High Court has suspended the move by Equity Bank to place investment firm Transcentury PLC under receivership.

The basis for the injunction stems from allegations that Equity Bank unlawfully appointed a receiver while negotiations were ongoing, constituting a flagrant breach of legal procedures.

The court-issued injunction effectively halts the appointment of the receivers and restricts them or their agents from taking any actions in their capacity as receivers of the company.

The injunction, issued by Honourable Justice A. Mabeya on June 19, 2023, comes in response to a notice dated June 16, 2023, which Equity Bank had issued to TransCentury PLC.

Transcentury and its subsidiary, East African Cables were placed under receivership over a Sh3.01 billion-shilling loan facility advanced by Equity Bank Kenya Limited.

The court deemed the application urgent and ordered that it be served promptly with a response required within 14 days, leading to a hearing on July 3, 2023.

“For avoidance of doubt, the receivership is temporarily suspended pending inter partes hearing of the application.”

TransCentury PLC expressed its satisfaction with the court’s decision, highlighting the irregularity that tainted the entire process.

“We are delighted to see that the court has recognized the irregularity that marred this very unfortunate and ill-intended process. We considered the bank as a partner and were engaged in what we believed to be positive discussions to reach an amicable agreement, just one day before the receiver was appointed by the bank,” stated Shaka Kariuki, Chairman of TC Group, upon releasing the injunction announcement.

“TransCentury is a significant business in Kenya’s economic landscape, we are committed to meeting our obligation, and hence the reason why we embarked on a Rights Issue transaction at the beginning of the year. Despite the challenging economic environment that Kenya and the world at large faces, we raised money from our shareholders and were preparing to settle on an agreement favourable to the business and the bank.”

The court-issued injunction effectively halts the appointment of the receivers and restricts them or their agents from taking any actions in their capacity as receivers of the company.

This development allows TransCentury PLC to refocus on its business operations and pursue its strategic objectives.

Nganga Njiinu, CEO of TransCentury Group, expressed confidence in the company’s resilient team and their ability to recover the lost time.

Njiinu emphasized their commitment to their mandate of making a transformative impact on Africa’s infrastructure.

“TC Group is steered by a very resilient team and I am confident that we shall recover the time lost as we continue focusing on our mandate of impacting Africa with transformative infrastructure,” Njiinu said.

The company’s Boards extend their gratitude to shareholders, staff, and partners for their unwavering support as they strive to steer the business towards growth.

As the court proceedings progress, stakeholders eagerly await further developments in this case, which holds significant implications for both TransCentury PLC and Equity Bank.

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