President Uhuru Kenyatta has donated KSh 500,000 to help a family from Murang’a county meet costs for their child’s surgery in Canada. 

Uhuru Donates Towards Baby Fidelis' Surgery In Canada

Kenneth Kinuthia, Fidelis Muthoni’s father, feared they could miss the life-saving opportunity after an non-governmental organization (NGO) boss allegedly disappeared with KSh 2.8 million he had raised from well wishers for the treatment.

“I cannot express my gratitude to all those who stood with my family and helped organize for my wife and daughter’s travel to Canada,” Kunithia as quoted by The Star.

President Kenyatta’s donation, and another KSh 300,000 from Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wairia, would only go towards meeting the travelling and accommodation costs.

A team of Canadian doctors agreed to treat Baby Fidelis for free for six months as long as the family could meet upkeep costs estimated to be about KSh 700,000.

Kinuthia’s family had missed two deadlines, second one being on Friday, August 21, 2015, but hoped that they would be given a third chance to get their daughter for treatment.

Baby Fidelis suffers frontal bone defect called Encephalocele.

Hope Foundation CEO Benson Wanjau, whose NGO helps children with disabilities, was arrested on Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Westlands.

Police said the Equity Bank and M-Pesa accounts which Wanjau used to collect the money had only KSh 173,000, down from the KSh 2.8 million.

In his defense, Wanjau said he spent a lot of money in organising the campaign through TV airtime, social media, administration and field events.

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The local mobile voice traffic for Airtel Kenya increased by a substantial margin during the quarter under review to post a total of 1.8 billion minutes up from 1.2 billion minutes posted during the last quarter.

This traffic was mainly contributed by growth in on-net traffic that recorded remarkable growth to stand at 1.1 billion minutes up from 821 million minutes.

Similarly, off-net traffic grew to 647 million during the quarter up from 474 million minutes posted during the last quarter.

Consequently, the operator’s market share grew by 4.8 percentage points to stand at 21.0 per cent up from 16.2 percent share reported during the previous quarter.

This traffic was mainly contributed by growth in on-net traffic that recorded remarkable growth to stand at 1.1 billion minutes up from 821 million minutes/FILEAirtel’s SMS traffic volume gained 2.5 percentage points on market share to stand at 6.9 percent share with 452 million SMS during the quarter up from 324 million messages registered during the last quarter.

The report indicates Airtel is the only operator that has shown consistent growth in SMS traffic over the last four quarters under review. In quarter 1 Airtel had 2.7 percent market share and in quarter 2 the company had 4.4 percent market share of SMS traffic.

The data market has continued to expand over the period with increased growth in subscriptions witnessed during the quarter under review. The number of subscriptions increased by 14.3 percent to stand at 18.8 million up from 16.3 million posted during the last quarter. In relation to the same period of the previous year, growth of 1.3 percent was recorded.

Mobile data continued to dominate the data market with the number of subscriptions registered at 18.6 million up from 16.3 million subscriptions during the last quarter. This represented 14.3 percent growth and 1.3 percent increase compared to the same period of the previous year.

Airtel Networks Limited had 18.5 percent share up from 14.6 percent share representing an increase of 3.9 percentage increase during the quarter. The number of subscriptions, too, expanded to reach 3.4 million up from 2.3 million posted during the previous quarter.

Compared to the previous quarter, Airtel grew its data subscription by 11% and has consistently grown since September 2014.

This growth may be attributed to its innovative UnlimiNET product that champions #UnlimitedConnections to Kenyans by ensuring that they are always connected by the ability to call all networks and remain connected with friends and family on social media platforms and profession networks on the internet even after they run out of data bundles.

Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said: “The growth may also be attributed to our 3G network upgrade exercise in major towns such as Mombasa and Kitale in the month of January in which we deployed the latest wireless technologies that significantly enhanced network signals, data speeds and improved voice quality for our customers.”

This market share growth in data, Voice and SMS traffic is expected to even grow further in the coming quarters as the company reaffirms its commitment in Kenya with the announcement of an ambitious investment program totalling Kshs.19 billion over the next 3 years. The investment will ensure that the Company delivers on its stated commitment to offer the most reliable and best quality network, products and services in the market.

The acquisition of yuMobile subscribers by Airtel Kenya has also contributed to this growth in data, Voice and SMS traffic. For the yuMobile customers, joining the Airtel network has brought a whole new-world of quality experience to them including a much wider and reliable network, better voice call quality, an opportunity to connect faster to the internet including a totally new online experience on Airtel’s 3G network.

Capital Business’ correspondent

It is outrageous that it took Obama, a foreigner, to tell us the obvious: that our ethnic driven politics is tragically ruinous and that it smacks of lack of imagination.

Ironically, the only Kenyan leader who routinely and consistently spoke against ukabila was Daniel arap Moi. Not surprisingly, much as Kenya’s economy and democratic space must have greatly improved after Moi’s departure, Kenyans felt more united as a people under him than during Kibaki or Uhuru.

Our fragmentation along ethnic lines is not just evident in our politics. It is in our schools and universities, in professional associations, in the media and even in church and sports. That it has woven itself into the very fabric of society and become ‘normal’ – like corruption – can be seen in the puerile and offensive exchanges on social media.

But Obama’s visit, and the offensive comments that some Americans made online about him, offer Kenyans a measure of comfort. That some American citizens passionately hate Obama is not news. That this hatred stems solely from the colour of his skin is no secret.

What is horrifying is how a people can be so blinded by hate that they choose not to see one of the most transformative figures in American and world history. The man they scorn literally pulled them from the jaws of economic ruin and stopped their nonsensical penchant for poking their noses into every little war. Instead, they chose not to see a great leader, but to hate a black man.

Kenya is no different. President Kibaki laid the foundation for Kenya’s economic and democratic transition. But he received nothing but bile for his achievements in extremely difficult circumstances. His ‘haters’ were too blinded by ethnicity to see the obvious.

The same hatred, and a shocking amount of ignorance, permeates American society. And if a country peppered with such an appallingly shallow and ignorant human resource can rise to greatness, then there is hope that Kenya, too, will one day be a great nation!
Read more at: http://www.sde.co.ke/thenairobian/article/2000171715/opinion-us-racial-hatred-mirrors-our-ethnic-bias

Every man who has dated more than five women has encountered at least one dirty girlfriend. Dirty women make for unforgettable experience.

Douglas is an MA student at Kenyatta University. The 30-year-old remembers a woman he was once betrothed to.

“She was beautiful, comely and all, but I noticed that she was lazy when it came to personal hygiene. You would come across her hair everywhere in the house. When she lay on my chest, the stench from her hair would linger on or stick to the shirt,” reveals Douglas.

“Imagine the sight of a stained panty,” says Douglas in disgust. Even in the kitchen, she was slovenly. She would peel onions and………
Read more at: http://www.sde.co.ke/thenairobian/article/2000153829/filthy-beauty-her-smell-in-bed-made-me-think-i-had-wrestled-a-pig

Republican US presidential candidate Ben Carson has “clarified perceptions” about himself saying his ancestor was of the Turkana tribe in Kenya and Tanzania

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Celebrated author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been pegging his public lectures on the fate of one, Maurice Gachamba, of Nyeri County, and how his ambitions of flying a plane he nicknamed Kenya One were thwarted by the powers that be in 1969.

Gachamba, who is bending his 80s, has been working on a jalopy since then. Nicknamed Uhuruto 4 the KML 122 with a canvas top, Formica interior and drum cut out exterior has its engine borrowed from a Datsun 1200. Uhuruto 4 is in its final stages of near hitting Nyeri roads, and it happens Gachamba’s creation will be the third time Kenya has tried having a homespun car since Nyayo Pioneer 1 made a mockery of motor engineering in 1990 — four years after retired president Moi dared the University of Nairobi to manufacture a car, “however ugly or slow.” The two Nyayo Pioneer cars — a saloon and a pick-up — are
Read more at: http://www.sde.co.ke/thenairobian/article/2000166113/first-moti-in-kenya-came-with-four-debes-of-its-own-ngata

A radio presenter calls a Mr. Omollo and informs him that she knows he has been sleeping with his househelp, who has been sleeping with his son and shamba boy.

The presenter informs Mr. Omollo that the househelp is HIV positive, and you can imagine how the conversation goes. This is definitely scripted, but quite entertaining.

Source: NW

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