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Uganda thumps Kenya To Win Pearl Of Africa T20 Series

Uganda thumps Kenya To Win Pearl Of Africa T20 Series

AFRICA, Cricket, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Sports, UGANDA
 A week after winning Derby Trophy (50 overs) Series against Kenya at the University Oval in Kyambogo , the Cricket Cranes did wrap up the Pearl Of Africa T20I Series at the lakeside oval in Entebbe after a tense and thrilling 6-run win over Kenya. Coach LaurenceMahatlane The Cricket Cranes won the final by six runs, a victory that saw them avenge their one run defeat to Kenya in 2019 at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Frank Akankwasa of Uganda emerged man of the match on 2/11(4), 12(10). Player:Frank Akakwansa Ronak Patel 27(22), Saud Islam 26 (25) and Simon Ssesazi 21(26) were among some of the host's top scorers. Kenya had better play from Gurdeep Singh 44(43), Irfan Karim 21(21) and Shem Ngoche 20 (25) The series also had Nigeria as the other participants. Simon Ss...
President Kenyatta mourns Archbishop Zachariah Kimani of Akurinu Church

President Kenyatta mourns Archbishop Zachariah Kimani of Akurinu Church

EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Religion
NAIROBI, 18th September 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised the spiritual leader of the Akurinu Church, Zachary Magondu Kimani, who passed away on Thursday, as a dedicated servant of God who preached and stood for the peace, unity and progress of the Kenyan nation. Until his death, Archbishop Kimani was the National Priest-Patron and Archbishop of the Akurinu Church in Kenya. In his message of comfort and encouragement to the Akurinu Church, family, friends and relatives of the late prelate, the President mourned Archbishop Kimani as a progressive and humble leader who led by example, living by deep faith and trust in God. “It is very unfortunate that death has robbed our country of a humble, dependable and progressive spiritual leader who stood and worked relentl...
Jacob ‘Ghost Mulee has been sacked by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) as the head coach of Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars.

Jacob ‘Ghost Mulee has been sacked by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) as the head coach of Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, KENYA, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, Sports Betting
New Harambee Stars Coach to be announced soon Assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo and William Muluya will remain in the team as the federation works to reconstruct the Harambee Stars technical bench, ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers against Mali, scheduled for October 6, 2021 and October 12,2021, home and away respectively. Ghost FKF announced the decision to dismiss Mulee through “mutual consent” in a press statement sent to media houses on Tuesday evening following his short lackluster tenure. He was sent packing alongside his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azande. Football Kenya Federation communicated the shock decision through a terse communique signed and released by chief executive Barry Otieno on Wednesday evening. “Football Kenya Fe...
Kenya and Estonia to defend multilateralism on the global stage

Kenya and Estonia to defend multilateralism on the global stage

AFRICA, Bilateral talks, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, Estonia, KENYA, POLITICS
NAIROBI, 10th September 2021 (PSCU)— President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Estonian leader Kersti Kaljulaid have said Kenya and Estonia will partner in championing for the protection of multilateralism on the global stage. They said the system guarantees fairness and justice in the global stage, and vowed to use the two countries non-permanent membership on the UN Security Council to jointly advance multilateralism. President Kenyatta and his guest spoke on Thursday evening at State House, Nairobi, during a cocktail party held in honour of the visiting Estonian leader. President Kenyatta said Kenya and Estonia had agreed to work together in pursuit of common goals such as regional and global peace, climate change and the gender agenda. “We are countries that ar...
JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED BY HIS EXCELLENCY UHURU KENYATTA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, AND HER EXCELLENCY KERSTI KALJULAID, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA ON 8TH TO 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED BY HIS EXCELLENCY UHURU KENYATTA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, AND HER EXCELLENCY KERSTI KALJULAID, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA ON 8TH TO 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021

EAST AFRICA, Estonia, EURO 2020, EUROPE, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament
At the invitation of His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, the President of the Republic of Estonia, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, undertook her maiden and Historic Official Visit to the Republic of Kenya from 8th to 11th September, 2021.His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta applauded Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, being the first female President of Estonia and also congratulated her on being appointed the UN Global Advocate for Every Woman and Every Child and expressed appreciation for choosing Kenya for the maiden visit to the continent.The devastating effects caused by COVID-19 on a global scale, require immediate and effective action by the international community as a whole to address it. The two Presidents agreed on the need for universal access ...
Africa Green Revolution Forum Summit: President Uhuru Kenyatta-Virtual Youth Town Hall Meeting – PICS

Africa Green Revolution Forum Summit: President Uhuru Kenyatta-Virtual Youth Town Hall Meeting – PICS

EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, Rwanda, Youth
President Uhuru Kenyatta during a virtual youth town hall meeting on the sidelines of this year’s Africa Green Revolution Forum Summit (AGRF) attended by young people from across the continent. Former Ethiopian Prime Minister and current Chairman of AGRF Hailemariam Desalegn was among several senior Kenyan Government officials at the town hall meeting. President Uhuru Kenyatta President Uhuru Kenyatta President Kenyatta encourages African youth to take up agriculture NAIROBI, 9th September, 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday encouraged African youth to take up agriculture saying, the sector holds enormous potential to create jobs and spur the continent's economic transformation. The President advised the youth to explore opportunities in ar...
STATE HOUSE NRB: President Uhuru Kenyatta receives visiting Estonian President, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid at State House, Nairobi

STATE HOUSE NRB: President Uhuru Kenyatta receives visiting Estonian President, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid at State House, Nairobi

Bilateral talks, Diplomats, Estonia, EUROPE, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, KENYA, POLITICS
President Uhuru Kenyatta has received visiting Estonian President, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid at State House, Nairobi. The visiting Head of State is on an Official Visit to Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has received visiting Estonian President, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid at State House, Nairobi. The visiting Head of State is on an Official Visit to Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has received visiting Estonian President, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid at State House, Nairobi. The visiting Head of State is on an Official Visit to Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has received visiting Estonian President, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid at State House, Nairobi. The visiting Head of State is on an Official Visit to Kenya.
President Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

President Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Disaster Preparedness, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has today, Wednesday, 8th September 2021, declared the drought affecting parts of the country a national disaster. Consequently, the President has instructed The National Treasury and the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to spearhead Government efforts to assist affected households including water and relief food distribution as well as livestock uptake. The decision follows today's meeting between the Head of State and 85 leaders from Kenya's Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani. More details of the Government's comprehensive drought mitigation measures will be unveiled in due course. Kanze Dena Mararo Spokesperson
President Kenyatta rallies African nations to invest more in resilient food systems

President Kenyatta rallies African nations to invest more in resilient food systems

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FOOD, Hunger and Poverty, KENYA, Rwanda, UGANDA
NAIROBI, September 8, 2021, (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday rallied African nations to accelerate efforts aimed at attaining greater food security on the continent. Speaking when he hosted this year's virtual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) summit at State House, Nairobi, the President called on African leaders to prioritise initiatives that will cause inclusive agricultural transformation. A virtual Green Revolution Conference He said Kenya was committed to the agenda of transforming its food systems by re-engineering the country’s agriculture to leverage more on its large and vibrant youth population. “Equally important to note is that our renewed drive anchors our food systems transformation agenda on data-driven decisions. "Armed with relevant and p...
President Kenyatta mourns politician and fashion icon Orie Rogo Manduli

President Kenyatta mourns politician and fashion icon Orie Rogo Manduli

EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Motorsport, UN Women, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation
NAIROBI, 8th September 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned veteran politician and fashion icon Mary Orie Rogo Manduli as a woman of many firsts and trailblazer who fought tirelessly for women empowerment. Ms Orie Rogo Manduli, 73, passed away on Wednesday evening at her Nairobi home. “It is sad and unfortunate that death has taken away Mama Orie Rogo Manduli, one of our country's most recognizable, highly charismatic and accomplished politicians. A bold leader and mentor, Ms Manduli tirelessly championed for women empowerment,” the President mourned. In the message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of Ms Manduli, the President said the late was a fearless, bold and practical leader who always spoke her mind. He recalled the late Manduli's exploits a...
In a Bold Bid to Spark Tech Innovations for African Farmers, Heifer International Selects Founders of ColdHubs and Hello Tractor as Winners of Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge

In a Bold Bid to Spark Tech Innovations for African Farmers, Heifer International Selects Founders of ColdHubs and Hello Tractor as Winners of Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Farming, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA
A combined US$1.5 million in grants to help fund rapid expansion plans, providing much-needed services for smallholder farmers: ColdHubs for its solar-powered pop-up cooling stations; Hello Tractor for its creative solution to Africa’s farm machinery challenges NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2021/ -- Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of ColdHubs, a Nigerian business that provides solar-powered, walk-in coolers for smallholder vegetable farmers and Jehiel Oliver, founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, a Kenyan company that has become known across Africa as the “Uber of tractors,” were selected today as the winners of the inaugural US$1.5 million Heifer International (www.Heifer.org) AYuTe Africa Challenge (https://AYuTe.Africa). The winners, known as the 2021 AYuTe Africa Champions and ch...
FIFA WORLD CUP KENYA HELD RWANDA 1-1 IN EAST AFRICAN DERBY FOR QATAR 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

FIFA WORLD CUP KENYA HELD RWANDA 1-1 IN EAST AFRICAN DERBY FOR QATAR 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

Football, KENYA, Rwanda, Sports, World Cup
The draw meant Kenya temporarily go to second spot with two points, pending the tie between group leaders Mali and Uganda in Kampala on Monday. Coming into the tie after a 0-0 draw at home against Uganda, Kenya looked to start the game better with an improved attacking acumen. They went into the lead in the ninth minute when Olunga rifled home from close range with his weaker right foot. But, the home side which lost 1-0 away to Mali in the first game got back on level terms in the 21st minute. A cross from Haruna Niyonzima was headed goalward by Jacques Tuyisenge. However, it hit the back of Rwatubyaye, the ball changing direction and going past keeper Ian Otieno. It turned out to be a closely contested tie and the only other real chance in the half came six minutes from the bre...
FIFA QATAR 2022:RWANDA COACH URGES PLAYERS TO DO MORE AGAINST KENYA

FIFA QATAR 2022:RWANDA COACH URGES PLAYERS TO DO MORE AGAINST KENYA

AFRICA, Football, KENYA, Rwanda, World Cup
Rwanda head coach Vincent Mashami has charged his team to brace up for the game against Kenya in Sunday’s Group E Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. Rwanda suffered a 1-0 loss to Mali in their opening World Cup qualifier courtesy of an Adama Traore’s 19th minute goal. Mashami while speaking in his press conference in Kigali today said victory against Kenya will boost their chance of qualifying to Qatar 2022 “Winning against Kenya will give us more chances, and we have started planning how we can win this game. “We have to work 10 times harder than we did against Mali in order to win this game and am sure my side can do better,” he stated. Speaking also, Rwanda captain Haruna Niyonzina said they will not give Kenya room to play their game.  “We will not give them t...
FIFA WORLD CUP RWANDA COACH REVEALS TACTICS AHEAD OF THEIR WCQ SECOND GAME AGAINST KENYA

FIFA WORLD CUP RWANDA COACH REVEALS TACTICS AHEAD OF THEIR WCQ SECOND GAME AGAINST KENYA

FIFA, Football, KENYA, Rwanda, Sports, World Cup
Rwanda coach Vincent Mashami, declared that “Amavubi” have plenty of work to do at Kigali Stadium when they face Kenya in their second Group E match of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this Sunday. Rwanda started their campaign with 1-0 loss to Mali on Wednesday night. Adama Traore scored the game’s lone goal after 19 minutes. “Winning against Kenya will give us more chances. And we have started planning how we can win this game.” Mashami said during the press conference held at Kigali stadium on Saturday. “We have to work 10 times harder than we did against Mali in order to win this game. And am sure my side can do better.” He stated. Mali is top of group E with three points, two more than Kenya and Uganda while Rwanda trail the group pointless.  “We will no...
Notorious Ugandan Gang Leader Caught Feeding On Grass After Stealing KSh 500,000 in Kiambu

Notorious Ugandan Gang Leader Caught Feeding On Grass After Stealing KSh 500,000 in Kiambu

CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA
A notorious Ugandan gang member who has been waylaying and stealing valuables from unsuspecting public members in Kiambu county has finally been arrested. he gang, which included some Kenyans, was feared by the public, but nobody had seen their faces as they conducted their operations while putting on in hoods. So on the fateful day, they waylaid and stole from a supermarket owner at about 9 pm after brandishing toy pistols. They made away with KSh 500,000 and two mobile phones owned by the business mogul Joseck Kamau. He reported the matter at a nearby police station and later sought other services, including looking for a traditional herbalist. The herbalist Daktari Nyasi wa Manyasi, who swung into action, prepared some herbal functions from Congo, which he placed at the robbery sit...
Kenya Harambee Stars 0-0 Uganda Cranes | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers – Group E

Kenya Harambee Stars 0-0 Uganda Cranes | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers – Group E

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, KENYA, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda Cranes kicked off FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with an away point off the Kenya Harambee Stars during group E at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi. The two countries huffed and puffed throughout the 90 minutes of the well contested game played under closed doors because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Uganda Cranes started the game on a low tone with an untimely injury to defender Halid Lwaliwa after just five minutes into the game. Express Football Club captain Enock Walusimbi was introduced at the heart of defence. Action during the game in the opening half The visitors had the inaugural attempt on target in the 20th minute from midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga in his first ever start for the national senior team. Three minutes later, Joseph Ochaya shot off targ...
QATAR 2022 BURKINA FASO EASE PAST NIGER: OCCUPY GROUP A SECOND PLACE

QATAR 2022 BURKINA FASO EASE PAST NIGER: OCCUPY GROUP A SECOND PLACE

Burkina Faso, FIFA, Football, KENYA, National Council Of Sports, Sports, UGANDA, World Cup
Burkina Faso beat hosts Niger 2-0 in a Group A match of the World Cup qualifiers at a neutral Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morrocco on Thursday evening. Niger, who are unable to play home matches in Niamey as their facility is not yet fit for such high profile matches, held their own in the first-half which ended goalless. However, the Stallions stepped up the gear in the last 15 minutes of the match to seal the win. Lassina Traoré put Burkina Faso ahead in the 76th minute before Mohamed Konate doubled the advantage three minutes later. In the end, it was perfect outing for Burkina Faso coach Kamou Malo whose charges are favourites to lead the group. On the other hand, Niger coach Jean-Michel Cavalli has a tough task to put his side back on track.
Preview: Uganda Cranes Eye Impressive Start Over Kenya | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers

Preview: Uganda Cranes Eye Impressive Start Over Kenya | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers

FIFA, Football, FUFA, KENYA, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, UGANDA, World Cup
FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers (Group E): Thursday, 2nd September 2021 – Kenya Harambee Stars Vs Uganda Cranes At Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi (4 PM) Kenya Harambee Stars entertain Uganda Cranes in the group E of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers. This match will be played at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi on Thursday, 2nd September 2021. Uganda eyes for a victory and close up Mali who won their opening game against Rwanda on 1st September 2021 in Morocco. Head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic and team captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi expressed their readiness to face Kenya and come top with maximum points. Uganda Cranes captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and head coach Micho at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi The last training session for Uganda Cra...