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Ex-cop in early morning drama in Nairobi

An ex-police officer caused drama this morning after he stripped naked at Langata Police Station in Nairobi. The man then wore a sack and demanded to be reinstated to the force immediately.

The ex-cop also demanded audience with Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett as he seeks to expedite the process of his reinstatement.

Republicans endorse Trump for presidency

Republicans formally chose Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee Tuesday, a landmark moment in American politics and a stunning victory for a man whose White House ambitions were once openly mocked.

After a roller-coaster campaign that saw Trump defeat 16 rivals and steamroller stubborn party opposition, the tycoon said it was time to “go all the way” and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.

“This is a movement,” he told the delegates via video link.

On the convention floor, states from Alabama to West Virginia took it in turns to pledge their delegates.

It turned to Trump’s home state of New York, represented by a coterie of Trump’s adult children, to hand him the majority-plus-one needed to clinch the nomination.

“It’s my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegation count tonight,” Donald Trump Jr said to cheers and applause.

EACC clears electoral chief over Chickengate scandal

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission has cleared Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chair Ahmed Issack Hassan over the chickengate scandal in which 50 million shillings was paid out as bribes to the then poll officials.

EACC, however, recommended that criminal charges be proffered against the alleged mastermind of the scam, Trevy Oyombra, former IEBC CEO James Oswago, and two former procurement officials.

EACC said it has evidence of criminal culpability on the part of four persons allegedly involved in the Sh 52 million bribery scam dubbed Chickengate and has, therefore, recommended criminal charges.

Kenyan students App emerges second in Global Technovation Contest

A mobile application developed by Precious Blood, Riruta students was named first runners-up in a global contest that recognizes schoolgirls’ technological innovations.

The M-Safiri app- designed to ease the process of booking and paying for public transport- emerged second in the Technovation Challenge 2016 held in San Francisco, California in the US. The Precious Blood students, who go by the name ‘Team Sniper’, developed it through App Challenge, an initiative of Safaricom Women In Technology (WIT) dedicated to inspiring women in technology and entrepreneurship and targets girls in high schools for a 12 week coaching period.

M-Safiri tied in the second place with ‘Go Green’, an iOS app by New Dork team from USA to minimise food wastage by restaurants. The winning app that clinched the USD100,000 prize, was ‘OOL’ developed by Team from Mexico to encourage citizens to volunteer in social work.

“We are happy for the rare opportunity to participate in this year’s Technovation Challenge. We are also delighted that we are able to compete on a global platform and emerge second. We acknowledge the support of our coach, mentors, teachers and Safaricom Women in Technology, who gave us the necessary guidance, skills which have helped us compete with teams from across the world and emerged second,” said Harriet Karanja, one of the students, who is also Team Sniper Marketing Director.


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