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Tuskys, Uber Eats partner to deliver ‘kibandaski’ meals to your doorstep – Nairobi News

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Tuskys has launched a “kibanda menu” to be delivered at the customer’s doorstep in partnership with Uber eats.

The food will be available in their selected branches and the Kibanda menu will cater to the low and middle-income earners mostly during this Coronavirus period.

Food is being sold at roughly Sh90-Sh130bob and delivery is free from Uber Eats. Githeri Kavu goes for Sh95, Chapo Madondo (beans) at Sh120 and Ugali Matumbo Sukuma at Sh100.

Ugali nyama will be sold at Sh100, chapo nyama at Sh120 and mukimo nyama at Sh130.

According to Tusker Mattresses Group CEO Dan Githua, the firm has also commenced a pilot project to facilitate home deliveries using security vetted foot soldiers.

The pilot project will see Tusker Mattresses retain more than 200-foot soldiers who will act as commission sales agents within specific localities.

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“Our customers have been providing great insights on touchpoints we can use to ease the existing COVID-19 challenges concerning retail services, and we are actively responding,” Githua said.

“At Tuskys, we have deepened our efforts to develop the home deliveries solution which will now be serviced by commission agents complemented by Sendy, our logistics solutions provider.”

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Last week, the retailer started home delivery services at selected Tuskys branches in Nairobi and Thika.

The solution, which was first delivered at T-Mall, Embakasi, Westlands and Athi River branches, is now available in eight more branches.

The new branches providing home deliveries in their localities now include Juja Mall, Eastlands, Chania, Karasha (Kenyatta Avenue), Greenspan, Milele, Ongata 1 and Thigiri Tuskys branches with several more expected to be added over the next few days.

The orders placed on the WhatsApp and SMS options offered by the retailer have increased by more than 200 percent and basket value has doubled to an average rate of Sh6,200.

“At Tuskys, we are sparing no effort to provide practical interventions as part of our commitment to ease the social challenges arising from the COVID-19 threat,” Githua said.

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Tedd Josiah’s ex-wife tells her side of the story – Nairobi News

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Just days after legendary Kenyan music producer Tedd Josiah revealed why his first marriage collapsed, his estranged wife Cynthia Akoth has now told her side of the story.

In an interview with NTV’s Unscripted With Grace, Josiah recently revealed that he entered his first marriage because of pressure only to realise that he didn’t love his wife.

TROUBLED MARRIAGE

Josiah has never revealed the name of his first wife even in previous interviews, however Nairobi News was able to track her down for an exclusive interview.

Through a close friend who is authorised to speak on her behalf, the media-shy Akoth gave Nairobi News a detailed account of her troubled marriage to Josiah.

During the seven years or so of their relationship, the two were blessed with two children, now aged 16 and 14 years old. Both children will turn a year older in November.

“Josiah has never officially divorced Akoth to this date. They met in the 1990s and became friends. Later, they moved in together in 2001 before wedding in 2002,” our source said.

According to the source, the couple’s wedding was even featured on Samantha Bridal Show and they lived together until 2008 when Josiah relocated to the UK.

WHITE GIRLFRIEND

“I guess that’s when their marriage troubles began,” said the source, who claims that while in ‘exile’ Josiah completely lost touch with his wife and children whom he left behind at his family home in Runda.

“With Josiah in London, Abaja (Akoth) tried to save her marriage but her efforts didn’t bear fruits and she was forced to start life afresh with their two kids. She raised the children all alone and even moved them from private to public schools, because she couldn’t afford it,” the source went on.

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Our source claims that Josiah returned home in 2011 with his new white girlfriend.

“When he returned home he would on some occasions pick his children from Abaja and stay with them and his girlfriend even for a week,” the source said.

Josiah would later relocate to Nigeria after landing a job in the West African country.

CO-PARENTING

Upon his return to Kenya, he had a new girlfriend by the name Damilo Yusuf, a Nigerian with whom they were blessed with a daughter. But after a while they broke up and Damilo returned to Nigeria with the child.

“Abaja was shocked to hear Tedd lie on TV that he only has three children. He has a daughter in Nigeria as well. When they were dating, the Nigerian lady used to accompany him to Abaja’s place to pick his kids,” the source claims.

According to the source, Akoth has been struggling to co-parent with Josiah, in spite of the producer-turned-fashion designer’s efforts to maintain a close bond with their children.

Josiah is also said to have previously been engaged to a certain Keziah Wambugu back in September 2014 and at one point they were reportedly planning to wed.

It was after they broke up that Josiah met Regina Katar whom he married and had a child with. Regina died three years ago living behind a three-month-old daughter.

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State to roll out nationwide livestock digital tagging for traceability

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The Ministry of Agriculture will roll out a nationwide digital tagging of livestock for easy traceability and enhance digital sale abroad.

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Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said that this will enable farmers to easily access markets for their livestock even abroad where buyers can follow up on the animals even when far away.

Speaking at Kisargei in Laikipia North during a vaccination drive against foot and Mouth Disease, PPR and deworming of livestock Munya said that the revival of the railway line from Nanyuki to Nairobi will be an added advantage to herders who will now have to transport their animals by rail.

He noted that the plans for digital tagging are at an advanced stage where the regulations have already been subjected to public participation and only await approval by the national assembly.

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The exercise he said will be of many benefits including preventing cattle theft as the digital tags will be identifying individual animals’ history and whereabouts.

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At the same time the CS said that they are working with the county governments in training slaughterhouse workers the best ways of skinning to avoid damaging hides and skins.

This will also go hand in hand procuring and issuing the best machines for abattoirs at the county level to make sure that the skin and hides industry flourishes.

Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi welcomed the move and called on herders to make good use of the refurbished one meter railway line that is expected to start operations in a month’s time to maximize sales.

Muriithi said that the county will start opening all the stock routes that were being used to bring the animals from all corners of Laikipia to The Nanyuki railway station.

The routes he noted will have drinking points and those driving the animals will have somewhere to rest.

According to Livestock Production Director in the Ministry of Agriculture Julius Kiptarus, Laikipia county has over 260,000 cows both beef and daily, over 700,000 sheep and goats and 10,000 camels which makes a good bet for business.

Kiptarus said the vaccination exercise is being carried out in all the 14 Asal Counties under the Resilience program noting that the current situation where there is enough pasture has enabled the animals to flourish calling on herders to take the advantage and sell their animals where they fit.

He assured the herders that local markets will soon be opened after the regulations set by the ministry of health on stopping the spreading of COVI 19 are met.

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TIFA study reports 63pc prevalence of police using force during curfew » Capital News

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 – A newly released study by regional research firm Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) has reported 63 per cent prevalence in use of force by police officers enforcing the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew.

The research funded by the Canadian High Commission in Kenya published on Sunday came against a backdrop of calls for cessation of rights violations by police officers with human human rights activists reporting fifteen deaths linked to police brutality since the onset of the nationwide curfew.

Over thirty people have been injured according to human rights advocacy groups.

The countrywide dusk-to-dawn curfew which begun on March 28 was marred with chaos especially in the initial weeks as widely circulated video clips showed officers unleashing beatings and teargas, injuring dozens.

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The incidences were condemned by leaders and human rights activists.

In early April, President Uhuru Kenyatta apologized to Kenyans for the violence witnessed during curfew enforcement.

Twenty-four per cent of respondents interviewed between June 2 and 15 said they knew someone who had been arrested for curfew violation.

The poll reported a 49 per cent compliance on curfew with 40 per cent of the respondents reporting partial compliance.

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