RBA reaches out to Counties to enhance national wide coverage

  By Amos Njau Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) has extended services to informal sector to gain national wide coverage, already there are 1,248 registered schemes with 3 million members in the Country. RBA and County governments are working in collaboration to formulate structures that will entice Kenyans to save for their retirements such as tax exemption, tax-free investment income, and tax-free pension at age 65 and above. Speaking in a media Workshop, RBA CEO Mr. Nzomo Mutuku said that the authority is planning to expand coverage through targeted awareness programmes…

Over 300 entries received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival

More than 300 entries have been received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival to be held in November, officials have disclosed. The Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), which was launched recently, will run between Nov.22 and Nov.25 and will feature films from across the globe. The fete is an initiative of former national cricket team captain, Aasif Karim under his Safinaz Foundation that promotes sports in the country and aims to use the movies to unify and inspire society. Florence Nduta, the festival director who is also the national…

Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash

Chituyi, the two try hero in the 45-36 win over Zimbabwe on 30 June missed last weekend’s 67-0 win over Tunisia Dalmus Chituyi, Felix Ayange and Curtis Lilako return for the Simbas final Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash away to Namibia on Saturday 18 August. Chituyi, the two try hero in the 45-36 win over Zimbabwe on 30 June missed last weekend’s 67-0 win over Tunisia through injury alongside former Kenya Sevens international Ayange who was recovering from the effects of a route canal while Lilako returns for the first…

Luxury tree houses that will bring to life your childhood fantasies

Remember that backyard escape with your siblings to a tree house? Or a lazy solo afternoon of quiet to read, relax and reflect on the events of your youthful days? Oh, how sometimes we wish to relive those moments where we can just forget, even for a weekend, the stresses of our adult life, and hideaway amidst tree branches. Well, with glamping hub, it is still possible to fulfill your childhood fantasies with a perfect opportunity to spend a cherished night and to wake up to the chirping of the…

CNN discovers how Nairobi’s property development is reaching new heights

On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, host Eleni Giokos reports from Nairobi, Kenya, at a time where the city is becoming a worldwide property magnet. In its latest report, the global real estate consultancy Knight Frank declared Kenya as one of the top five property investment locations for Africa’s wealthiest individuals – coming third after the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Edwin Dande, the CEO of Cytonn Investments, explains why these individuals are now turning to Nairobi: “It tends to be a place where global companies…

CNN meets the people keeping ‘Mama Elephant’s’ dream alive

                      This week on Inside Africa, CNN International meets Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, to learn how her mother’s animal conservation legacy is being kept alive in Africa. Known for her trailblazing work with orphaned elephants in Kenya, Dame Daphne had created the most successful rescue and rehabilitation programme in the world. Throughout her years building the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, named after her late husband, Dame Daphne Sheldrick had rescued and rehabilitated over 230 baby elephants,…

How Kenya replaced the ‘baton with the pen’ and transformed prisoners’ lives

When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya’s Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world. The prison was modeled on an old-style colonial system, torture was widespread, and inmates were forced to sleep on the floor amid squalor and unsanitary, overcrowded conditions. Ouko was sometimes locked up in a small cell with 13 other men for 23 and a half hours a day. Food was not guaranteed, and beatings were frequent. “When I…

Zimbabwe election: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner in disputed poll

Mr Mnangagwa got more than 50% of the vote, avoiding a runoff poll. Image copyrightAFP/GETTY President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. The chairman of Mr Chamisa’s MDC Alliance said the count could not be verified. By narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote, Mr Mnangagwa avoids a run-off election against…

uncooked chicken takes mom’s life

Her husband claims that she chose a piece of chicken from the hotel’s buffet, and that it was bleeding when she cut into it. The family of Natalie Rawnsley has filed a lawsuit after the 37-year-old mother-of-two from England died from eating uncooked chicken served by a hotel in Greece in August 2017. Rawnsley allegedly chose a piece of chicken from the Corfu hotel restaurant’s buffet, People reported. “Natalie started to eat hers and as she cut the chicken, the chicken oozed red blood to which I commented it looked bloody,”…

Companies that Pay Writers $400+ Per Article

The following is a list of 7 magazines that accept pitches from freelance writers in a variety of categories, including aviation, Catholicism, fly fishing, personal health, travel, and boat building. According to our research, all of these publishers pay at least $400 for some of the writing they publish. Keep in mind that you may need to negotiate payment, as we can’t guarantee rates. .  Jacob Jans, with research by Fatima Saif Flight Journal is an aviation magazine that covers “the world of flight from its simple beginnings to its high-tech, no-holds…