Former Business Daily Managing Editor Ochieng Rapuro has been confirmed Editor-in-Chief of the Standard Group days after vacating his position as managing editor of regional news publication, The East African at the Nation Media Group (NMG).
In changes announced in a memo signed by Group CEO Orlando Lyomu, which Business Today has seen, the media house has abolished the editorial director role and has adopted the duplicate model of editor in chief and executive editor that NMG abandoned in January after the exit of Tom Mshindi.
Rapuro will now be in charge of editorial operations across all Standard Group’s platforms and will be tasked with ensuring that Standard competes with The Nation which is the most popular across digital and print platforms and Citizen TV which is the most popular broadcast TV station in the country.
“Mr Ochieng Rapuro has been appointed editor in chief of Standard Group with effect from July 1,” reads the statement.
Kipkoech Tanui, the immediate former Standard Editorial Deputy Director has been elevated to the position of group executive editor and head of news in a new converged structure.
Mr Tanui will be the chief coordinator of joint news gathering and processing under the convergence model and will also manage business interface between editorial and other departments.
Rapuro’s appointment as editor in chief is likely to come as a blow to Tanui who was widely viewed as the front runner since he was the senior most editor and owing to his close ties with the Moi Family, the owners of Standard Group.
The new changes are also likely to trigger sibling rivalry as Standard is now firmly in the hands of near age mates who worked together as colleagues at some point.
Duncan Kizito, the former head of Think Outdoor, the company’s billboard marketing business, has been appointed newsroom convergence manager. He has also been tasked to oversee implementation of the media house’s integration programme.
“In this new role, he will effectively manage the editorial and commercial transformation plans, liaising with external consultants, suppliers and internal teams to makes sure that were achieve our aims and objectives,” said Lyomu.
Also in the changes, Njoroge Kinuthia has taken over from Andrew Kipkemboi as Opinion, Quality and Content (OPed) editor. Kipkemboi has been moved to the position of editor partnerships and projects.
Ellen Wanjiru (managing editor KTN), John Bundotich (Managing Editor, Weekend Standard), Caroline Kimutai (Managing Editor, digital), Charles Otieno (Managing Editor, The Nairobian), Hassan M’Mbetsa (Managing Editor, Pambazuko) and Steve Mbogo (Managing Editor, Mt Kenya Star) have all been maintained in their respective positions.
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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