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Dandora Hip-Hop City (DHC) is set to hold Kenya’s first hip-hop marathon from Saturday to Sunday

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Dandora Hip-Hop City (DHC) is set to hold Kenya’s first hip-hop marathon running from Saturday 29th September from 5:00 PM to Sunday 30th September 5:00 PM at the Kenya National Archives grounds.

The marathon is an effort by DHC to nurture young musical talent while using music as a catalyst for social change. The event that will feature some of the big names in Kenya’s hip-hop scene including Juliani, Cypher and several underground artists, will run non-stop for 24 hours.

DHC is a vibrant Community Based Organization in the heart of Eastlands. It is a transformational space that provides an avenue for youth and women who desire to be equipped, grow and network in the arts, tech and entrepreneurship.

DHC Founder Mr Julius Owino alias Juliani said that the hip-hop marathon offers the first ever social entrepreneurship approach for young and upcoming artists’ personal development. Subsequently, this leads to their overall career growth and the development of their brand from an entrepreneurial angle.

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DHC is a transformational space that provides an avenue for youth and women who desire to be equipped, grow and network in the arts, tech and entrepreneurship.

“We are happy about the upcoming marathon. We grew up in the ghetto and found a voice in hip-hop. I believe this platform is ideal for upcoming artists to showcase their talent as they kick-start their music career,” Mr Juliani said.

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Over 130 artists have registered to participate in the event, with each artist performing for at least 10 minutes without breaking the continuous chain of rap and other genres. The team will also include, acoustics, spoken word, drummers, musicians, acrobats, and DJs who will sustain the chain for 24-hours straight.

Juliani added, “Investing in an artist’s personal development, eventually leads to their overall career growth and the development of their brand.”

The event will also raise funds to hold various workshops for the artists as a way of integrating them into social entrepreneurship and making a positive impact on the industry.

As a build-up to the marathon, the artists will attend a full day capacity building workshop and a clean-up exercise dubbed Safisha Jiji, in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers; an initiative to build Sustainability Champions.

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PwC has commended the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for lifting restrictions on warehousing of goods in Customs bonded warehouses, noting that the action will enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub.
PWC said the policy will also boost to businesses that utilise Customs bonded warehouses to store goods, defer payment of duties and are involved in regional trade. It however called for consistency in tax law.
“We expect that with Customs having lifted restrictions on warehousing of goods will help contribute to the State’s agenda of reviving the economy in light of the ravages of Covid-19, improve cash flow and stock management for businesses,” said Indirect Taxes Associate Director at PwC Kenya Maurice Mwaniki.
“We expect this will once again enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub and assist attract inward investment into Kenya.”

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Kenya: Court Cancels Former Rugby Player Alex Olaba’s Sh300,000 Bail

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Nairobi — A Nairobi Chief Magistrate’s Court has cancelled the Sh300,000 cash bail issued on former rugby player Alex Olaba, after the prosecution said he had committed an offense of conspiracy to murder while he was still face a change of gang rape.

Trial Magistrate Zainab Abdul said the accused committed the offense while he was out on bond and proceeded to threaten the complainant in the case.

Olaba will remain in custody until the two cases are heard and determined. He wull be back in court on June 3 for purposes of taking a hearing date.

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The former Kenya Sevens and Kenya Harlequins player was arrested last month by detectives for allegedly trying to hatch a plot to kill witnesses in the case.

At the same time, the Court has also barred the media from publishing images of the complainant and directed that the matter will be heard in camera.

Olaba was previously charged with Frank wanyama with an offense of gang rape in 2019. They had been found gulty and sentenced to 15 years in jail. They however appealed against the sentence and the same was quashed by the High Court on a technicality.

The duo was later arrested in 2020 and charged afresh

When the matter came up for mention in April 22nd the suspect mulamba did not appear virtually instead he told the court that he was away in Bungoma, but according to the investigating officer he lied to the court he was in Nairobi.

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Kapsabet Boys had two candidates ranked among the top 15 students nationally in the 2020 KCSE exam. 

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