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Harambee Stars of Kenya will begin life without Paul Put with two proposed international friendly matches against Gambia's Scorpions and Comoros on March 24th and 26th away in Morocco, Sports Journalist Alieu Ceesay has gathered. The two friendlies will take place during the Fifa week break.
The Star journalists Esther Kazungu and Nancy Agutu use virtual reality equipment at the newsroom in Nairobi, February 28, 2018. ... With VR at the heart of the production, the documentary follows BBC Africa Correspondent, Alastair Leithead, on a captivating journey along the Nile, exploring the politics ...

Journalists and members of the public who were not dressed in suits and neck ties were on Tuesday barred from accessing the Kakamega County Assembly hall during the launch of ... "I am decently dressed and I consider this to be my formal dress code," a journalist from the Standard Media Group said.
Journalists in Kenya are split over a picture that shows a female reporter kneeling down during a press conference addressed by Nasa co-principal Musalia ... Odhiambo Orlale, another journalist also weighed in: “Other than being unethical and unprofessional, it is demeaning to the female reporters.
A generation of older Kenyans fear their nation is sliding back to the 1980s, when dissent was criminalised, basic human rights blatantly violated and a free press aggressively subjugated ... Kimani is a Kenyan journalist and author of, most recently, Dance of the Jakaranda, a New York Times Notable Book.
Nairobi — THE Kenyan government has come under criticism for disobeying a court order to lift a ban on television stations that broadcast the mock swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as president. President Uhuru Kenyatta's government flouted the order but instead widened its crackdown by ...

An Orwellian storm had whipped across Kenya's capital, and Kaikai was caught in the eye. ... For months, Kenyans had been on edge, waiting for Raila Odinga, an opposition politician, to make good on promises to inaugurate himself as “the people's .... “If you're a journalist, what we do is tell the truth.
For months, Kenyans had been on edge, waiting for Raila Odinga, an opposition politician, to make good on promises to inaugurate himself as “the people's president.” Mr. Odinga lost the 2017 election to Mr. Kenyatta, insisting the original vote was fraudulent and sitting out a court-ordered do-over.
Years ago when South African magazine publishing powerhouse Media24 were still invested in Kenya, they insisted all staff had to grow themselves into authorities, brands and personalities. ... Journalists were barred from entering the Kakamega County Assembly for failing to observe the dress code.
Meeting Julius Mwale can be an easy affair, if you are a potential investor. You will be swiftly processed by his handlers with open arms and ushered though the gates to his mansion. But it will be impossible to see him if you are chasing after your cheque, your salary or you are a critical journalist.
On January 30, 2018, the Kenyan government blocked four news channels: Citizen TV, Inooro TV, NTV and KTN because they announced plans to air the swearing-in ... Sadly, just when a given journalist has mastered the trade, they leave the newsroom and new freelance journalists take up their space.
The competition was tough with athletes such as Aprot and Ndiwa in the field but I had a good race," the winner told reporters at the finish. Chebet who also represented Kenya at the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland will choose which event to compete for her nation having also ...
A Kenyan judge has rescinded the orders used to deport to Canada an opposition politician over his alleged role in a mock inauguration by opposition leader Raila Odinga. Judge Luka Kimaru also ordered Kenya's government to return the passport confiscated from Miguna Miguna when he was deported.
NBC has handed out a comedy pilot order to Bright Futures, a single-camera comedy from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris that was originally developed at ABC. The single-camera show revolves around a group of friends stumbling through the transition from the clueless, immature 20-somethings they are ...
Kenya, the country whose media environment is considered the most developed in the region, did not have a well-coordinated science reporting desk ... Veteran journalist Otula Owuor noted that there were hardly any reporters that focused on science due to insufficient training and funding, as well as a ...
Serjeant-at-Arms Andy Okeyo told reporters they were under strict instructions not to allow journalists into the Assembly precincts during the court-ordered repeat election. The Assembly officials claimed the media "messed us up during the last Speaker's election, which was nullified by the High Court".
Opposition politicians are under arrest, and journalists have also been threatened with jail. And the government has officially designated some of its opponents “an organized criminal group.” “This is a new crisis for democracy,” said Willy Mutunga, a former chief justice of the Kenyan Supreme Court, who ...

The government cut off KTN, NTV and Citizen TV over their plans to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga's unofficial "inauguration" on Tuesday. Larry Madowo is a presenter on NTV and one of the biggest names in Kenyan television. Picture: NTV news reporter sits with a guest in a studio of Kenyan ...
The United States' government has declared that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was validly elected as the president of the country in accordance with ... “The U. S. stands firmly with the people of Kenya; it is only Kenyans who can find a way to resolve their differences and chart the destiny of this great ...
Linus Kaikai, NTV's general manager and journalists Larry Madowo and Ken Mijungu got wind of plans to arrest them on Wednesday evening as they prepared for the evening news bulletin. The events that would follow later that night would be remembered by the Kenyan media fraternity in many days to ...
The High Court has barred police from arresting NMG journalists Linus Kaikai, Larry Madowo and Ken Mijungu. Justice Luka Kimaru has granted them anticipatory bail of Sh100,000. But he also directed them to present themselves with their lawyers at the DCI headquarters on Monday 2pm. SUIT.
The reporters went to Lower Kabete in Nairobi to cover his opening of the Annual IG's Conference at Kenya School of Government. Uhuru had just finished speaking when he asked the journalists to pack up and leave immediately, seemingly not wanting to take questions. "Si nyinyi sasa mfunge hizo vitu ...
NTV general manager Linus Kaikai (right) and journalists Ken Mijungu (left) and Larry Madowo gather for an interview at Nation Centre on February 1, 2018. They condemned the harassment of journalists by the government. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
“At around 8am today, two men, who introduced themselves as police officers posted at the Communications Authority of Kenya, abducted my Court Process Server at the headquarters of the authority, and detained him until 10am. Upon release, he contacted me and I decided to come and effect service in ...
Mr. Kaikai, who leads the newsroom at Nation Television, asked a roomful of allies — lawyers, fellow journalists, activists. It was late ... For months, Kenyans had been on edge, waiting for Raila Odinga, an opposition politician, to make good on promises to inaugurate himself as “the people's president.
By CAPITAL REPORTER, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – Activists, journalists and other media personalities are this morning meeting outside Nation Centre over the impending arrest of NTV journalists over their alleged role in Opposition political activities. Those gathering at the Nation Centre are ...
From right: Nation Media Group Editor-in-Chief Tom Mshindi, Executive Director of Amnesty International Kenya Houghton Irungu and Kenya National Commission of ... “We call on the authorities to stop intimidating the mass media and unconditionally restore the right of Kenyan citizens to a free press.
It was a tense Wednesday night (Jan. 31) at the Nation Television offices in downtown Nairobi after the media outlet reported that plainclothes officers had gathered outside its headquarters to arrest three of its top journalists. The move comes a day after Kenya's government cut off transmission from some of ...
According to Bwire, the shut down was mainly to deny Kenyans information, noting that the country rely on the mainstream media for information. Bwire said journalists should be left to do their work without any interference from government agencies or individuals since they do not serve individual interests ...
“We are from Nation Media Group and we have been assigned to cover this event,” our team told PSCU officials who replied, “no”, as they walked towards the restricted area. Security officers insisted that only the two stations had been asked to cover the event and asked the Nation journalists to leave.
Kenya Union of Journalists secretary general Erick Oduor said it is unacceptable, and this can only reinforce the view that the media is facing the worst ... to close civic space and deny Kenyans any rights to free expression and assembly,” Kenya Correspondents Association chairman William Janak said.
In December, Githu Muigai, Kenya's Attorney General, said that Odinga's alternative swearing-in ceremony would amount to treason. Authorities shut down independent TV stations, as security in the Kenyan capital was tightened ahead of the self-declared inauguration. On Tuesday, Citizen, NTV and KTN ...
Mr Kaikai called on all media houses and journalists to carry on their work diligently and to report impartially on all matters of public interest as they have ... Meanwhile, the Kenya Correspondents Association also condemned threats to media freedom and warned against any move to close down any media ...
Nasa co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka gave journalists a hard tackle when he deployed a chase car to block media houses' vehicles from following his motorcade from his Karen home to an unknown destination. Mr Musyooka left his residence at 11:30am and gave a brief media interview before boarding ...
Kenya Barris, the creator and executive producer of the ABC series, “black-ish,” and the new Freeform spin-off, "grown-ish," was at the Globes ceremony because "black-ish" was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy TV series. But what got most people talking about the Globes wasn't really who won or ...
Journalists and media professionals from around the globe will share their perspectives on major international issues as part of an annual speaker ... This year's Humphrey fellows are from Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kenya, South Africa ...
"Besides presenting a final report to the government, EU EOMs normally organise discussions with political parties, civil society representatives, journalists and other stakeholders." But the Kenyan Embassy said Schaake's action breached the terms of Kenya's Memorandum of Understanding on election ...
NAIROBI, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday kicked off a two-day tour in Kenya to deepen cooperation with the East African nation in health sector. Speaking to reporters in Kenyan capital Nairobi, Ghebreyesus said the ...
Kenya was plunged into darkness on Tuesday evening after nearly all parts of the country experienced power blackout. Nation reporters spread across the country have reported that their areas have no power. In Nairobi CBD near Nation Centre, sounds of diesel generators could be heard from various ...
Carol Nderi joins the growing list of journalists who are quitting their careers in media for government jobs. The KTN reported has landed a lucrative job in Nyeri county government. Carol Nderi was KTN reporter based in Mount Kenya region. She first worked as a reporter based in Nairobi before she was ...
Ibrahim had worked as journalist covering sports and politics for nearly a decade, until he he no choice but to flee in 2014. Ibrahim, who was 40 at the time of his death, was not alone. He left for Nairobi, Kenya in June 2014, on a path taken by hundreds of Ethiopian journalists over the last twenty years.
“Kenyans, more so Jubilee should avoid useless political debates about positions including 2022 and focus single-mindedly on delivering our manifesto voted for by the people while allowing the President the space to perform his constitutional duty to assemble the team for us,” the DP said in the tweet.
Freeform's executive vp programming and development Karey Burke said it came down to something very simple: "Two words: Yara Shahidi," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And two more words: Kenya Barris." Even before ABC passed on the series, the team at Freeform had been tracking Barris' show ...
On Monday, the television reporters at Nation Media, East Africa's largest independent media company, clustered around their computers and frantically refreshed ... The crackdown in Kenya has raised concerns that other African nations may follow suit, limiting the press and putting journalists in danger.
Larry Madowo is the Technology Editor and News Anchor at NTV Kenya, one of Africa's biggest private TV stations. He has reported .... As a practicing Kenyan journalist, I'm deeply concerned about the threats to press freedom at this defining moment in the country's democracy. Our job as reporters is to ...
Will Packer and James Lopez, who produced Girls Trip, are set to produce via the Uni-based Will Packer Productions, as will Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Along with Martin, Girls Trip star Regina Hall will exec produce, as well as Josh Martin. Erik Baiers and Mika Pryce will oversee the project for the ...
Kanu members on Wednesday attacked journalists who were covering a press conference by one of the party's factional groups in the county. The eight, who report for The Star, KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen, Radio Maisha, and Daily Nation were assaulted at the party's offices in Lodwar. The attackers destroyed ...
Former journalists who worked with the late David Njuguna Mutonya carry his casket led by Kaloleni MP Paul Katana (right) during his burial at the Mbaraki Cemetery who passed on two weeks ago after a long illness, January 05, 2018. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]. Hundreds of mourners ...
Journalists doing health reporting on drug abuse and how drug users are recovering from the vice will be awarded. ... Taib said recognising such health reporters will make them feel they are doing an exemplary job in the society, thus making them focus more on the positive news stories the organisation ...
By CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 26 – A Venezuelan drug trafficker's efforts to smuggle a suspected cocaine haul into the country through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) was foiled by Kenya Revenue Authority officers on Christmas day. The officers drawn from KRA's Customs ...


 

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