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Kaikai denies receiving a termination letter from Tom Mshindi

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NTV’s Linus Kaikai has responded to claims that he had been fired from Nation Media Group (NMG) by the Managing Editor Tom Mshindi.

According to a story by Business Today, Kaikai was handed his termination letter on Friday last week and he was seen at Nation Centre on Monday casually dressed and appeared to be in the process of clearing with the management.

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Business Today also reported that archives managers from the NMG library were also seen busy working on his office computers.

However, speaking exclusively to Pulselive.co.ke, Linus Kaikai refuted the claims saying that he was still at work.

playStandard’s Joe Ageyo and Yvonne Okwara with Linus Kaikai who has spoken on getting fired from Nation Media Group (Courtesy)

 

The NTV General Manager who also chairs the Editors’ Guild was early in the month reported to have landed a new job with rival media house, Citizen TV where he was to take over from Farida Karoney as the new Chief Operations Officer at Royal Media Services, following her appointment to the cabinet by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

playLinus Kaikai who has spoken on getting fired from Nation Media Group (Courtesy)

 

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Linus is said to have fallen out of favor with the Aga Khan owned Nation Media Group after he authorized the live coverage of National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga’s swearing-in as the People’s President on January 30 in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park, defying orders that had earlier on been given by Managing Editor Tom Mshindi.

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Kenyan in Atlanta counts blessings as he owns two successful businesses

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Meet Wilson Kimani Wanguhu. He has lived in the US for 22 years where, besides getting an education, he has also learnt the ropes. Just like many who have relocated from Kenya to US, it was not easy at the beginning. When he landed in the US in 1996, he struggled to pay his fees and sustain himself. “I used to flip burgers and later sold petrol at a gas station,” he says.

But now those are distant memories. His entrepreneurial streak has seen him venture into business and he now sells insurance in the Atlanta, Georgia and water in Nakuru, Kenya.

Wanguhu has put up systems that enable him to run businesses in both cities effectively and his story is an example of the impact of remittances from Abroad. He  says having lived in a country where systems function like clock work, setting up shop in Kenya has had its fair share of challenges.

The former CEO of Kim Media Group and publisher of Kenya Empowerment Newspaper is however upbeat and quite happy with what the has achieved so far. He co-owns Ameritrust Insurance Group and has teamed up with his mom and his younger brother, Ezekiel Manyara, as the co-proprietors of Riftdrops Limited, a water bottling Company with its headquarters in Nakuru.

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“If you are doing well in Kenya, stay there…,” he advises would-be migrants. He spoke to Alex Chamwada in this week’s episode of  Daring Abroad. Here is his story.

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VIDEO: New Chinese ambassador to Kenya presents her credentials to Uhuru

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, received credentials from China’s first female ambassador to Nairobi Ms Sun Baohong.

Ms Sun was among three new ambassadors who have recently been posted  to Kenya. The diplomats also included Sri Lanka’s Commissioner-designate Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena De Silva and New Zealand’s non-resident ambassador-designate Mark Ramsden, who will reside in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Kenyatta told Ms Baohong that Kenya had enjoyed a strong mutual understanding with her predecessor, Dr. Liu Xianfa, and hoped that the partnership between the two countries will continue during her term in Nairobi.

On her part, the new ambassador pledged to use her new position to enhance Sino-Kenyan Relations to further promote the existing strategic partnership and deepen ties between Nairobi and Beijing.

Ms Baohong, the 15th Chinese Ambassador to Nairobi is also her country’s permanent representative to two global institutions-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat).

China and Kenya have for many years enjoyed mutual collaboration in various areas including infrastructure development and manufacturing.

Kenya is keen to tap into Chinese investments in the manufacturing sector by harnessing Beijing’s technical prowess, capital and experience to promote industrial growth as outlined in the Vision 2030 blue-print.

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This co-operation is aimed at creating jobs locally and boost Kenya’s export potential.

President Kenyatta told the New Zealand ambassador that Kenya wishes to prosper the relationship with the Australasia nation.

He singled out Geo-Thermal energy sector and sport especially Rugby as two areas where the two nations could co-operate for mutual benefit.

The Head of State called for stronger people-to-people ties with Sri-Lanka.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Monica Juma was also present at the function.

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VIDEO: Why you should never buy potatoes in a rush

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Are you always in a hurry when you buy stuff by the roadside? Think twice.

Investigations have revealed that many vendors trick their customers into thinking that they are buying overflowing buckets of potatoes – and indeed other commodities – only for the unsuspecting buyers to end up with half of their money’s worth.

Yes, it is true! Unscrupulous traders are on the prowl are literally stealing your potatoes. This is what the cameras found out. Watch:

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