Kenyan singer/songwriter, Victoria Kimani has landed a major endorsement deal with Maybelline New York, a subsidiary of L’Oréal, the world’s leading cosmetics brand.
Maybelline NY has in the last few years established a strong presence in Kenya and it was about time that they collaborated with some local talent and I feel that Victoria was the right choice.
This is because she is not only an ardent make-up lover but a trend-setter too.
The sensational Afropop singer was excited to announce the lucrative partnership deal with the cosmetic behemoth. “I am very excited to partner with Maybelline NY especially here in Kenya not only because of my love for Maybelline products but also for what Maybelline stands for. The brand has always shared my personal view and philosophy as it pertains to my goals to ‘Make it happen’ ”.
She also added “This is such an honor and a beautiful crowning for me because well…. if you know me, you know that I LOVE MAKE UP and a good face beat !! And When it comes to my dreams …. I am known to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Regardless of language, location, time, Rules, obstacles and hurdles that I face… nothing can stand in the way of A girl on a Mission!”
The songstress joins the likes of Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid in landing a Maybelline deal. Victoria is the first African artist to collaborate with the brand, setting a new precedent for African artists in both the music and the business world. Talk about Black Girl Magic! Victoria Kimani has shown her dedication, hard work and hustle in the Pan-African music scene and it has really paid off.
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Public officers above 58 years and with pre-existing conditions told to work from home: The Standard
In a document from Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua new measure have been outlined to curb the bulging spread of covid-19. Public officers with underlying health conditions and those who are over 58 years -a group that experts have classified as most vulnerable to the virus will be required to execute their duties from home.
“All State and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/or aged 58 years and above serving in CSG5 (job group ‘S’) and below or their equivalents should forthwith work from home,” read the document,” read the document.
To ensure that those working from home deliver, the Public Service directs that there be clear assignments and targets tasked for the period designated and a clear reporting line to monitor and review work done.
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Others measures outlined in the document include the provision of personal protective equipment to staff, provision of sanitizers and access to washing facilities fitted with soap and water, temperature checks for all staff and clients entering public offices regular fumigation of office premises and vehicles and minimizing of visitors except by prior appointments.
Officers who contract the virus and come back to work after quarantine or isolation period will be required to follow specific directives such as obtaining clearance from the isolation facility certified by the designated persons indicating that the public officer is free and safe from Covid-19. The officer will also be required to stay away from duty station for a period of seven days after the date of medical certification.
“The period a public officer spends in quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19, shall be treated as sick leave and shall be subject to the Provisions of the Human Resource Policy and procedures Manual for the Public Service(May,2016),” read the document.
The service has also made discrimination and stigmatization an offence and has guaranteed those affected with the virus to receive adequate access to mental health and psychosocial supported offered by the government.
The new directives targeting the Public Services come at a time when Kenyans have increasingly shown lack of strict observance of the issued guidelines even as the number of positive Covid-19 cases skyrocket to 13,771 and leaving 238 dead as of today.
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Principal Secretaries/ Accounting Officers will be personally responsible for effective enforcement and compliance of the current guidelines and any future directives issued to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Uhuru convenes summit to review rising Covid-19 cases: The Standard
The session will among other things review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions, State House said in a statement.
This story is being updated.
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