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Abbas Gullet set to retire as Kenya Red Cross Secretary General



Long-serving Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Secretary General Dr. Abbas Gullet is set to retire from his post at the end of his contract on December 31, 2019.

Speaking during a staff meeting on Thursday afternoon, KRCS Governor Dr. Mohamud Said announced that Dr. Gullet will be succeeded by Dr. Asha Mohammed who has been serving as Deputy Secretary General in charge of Programs and the Global Fund effective January 1, 2020.

“In his remarks, Dr. Mohamud thanked Dr. Gullet for his long-standing service acknowledging how far he had brought the organization from one that was in debt of Ksh.35 million in 2001 when he took over and now stands at about Ksh.10 billion,” read a statement to newsrooms.

The KRCS Governor further added that: “Abbas has always believed in leading from the front not just when we were managing a disaster but even in where the organization needed to go, and we are grateful for his service.”

On his part, Dr. Gullet thanked KRCS for their support and dedication during his 18-year tenure, adding that he remains a part of the family even as he departs.

“I joined the Red Cross family in 1973, I have worked for the past 45 years, this will always be my family and you can count on me to show up when you need me as I will remain a volunteer,” said the outgoing Secretary General.

His successor, Dr. Asha Mohammed, has previously worked as Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Regional Delegation for Souther Africa Region in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“It is a great honor to have been selected to take over the role of Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross. I have been privileged to have worked closely with Dr. Abbas Gullet and shared in the vision he had for the organization and one we have worked with,” she stated.

Source:Citizen Digital

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Open ditch along Ngong Road that is posing great risk to motorists



A ditch that is unmarked along Ngong Road is causing havoc for many motorists.

In calls made by members of the public on various social media accounts on Facebook – many have lamented the great risk that the ditch is posing to motorists using the road.

On Thursday, Mr Martin Murithi, in a post on Facebook, asked the contractor to mark various parts of the road as construction continues.

“The marking of roads under construction are wanting, the contractors are really exposing motorists to danger,” he wrote.

Another Facebook user, Lemiso Emmanuel, asked motorists using the road to be extra careful.

“Unmarked ditch along Ngong Road. Drive carefully,” he posted.

various photos have also been shared of vehicles which have in recent times landed on the ditch.

BY Nairobi News

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Highest presidential honour



Eliud Kipchoge was on Sunday celebrated by being awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kipchoge was personally decorated by the president at the tail end of the head of state’s speech to commemorate the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa county.

“Eliud Kipchoge remains the greatest of our time. His latest conquest is a reminder that we can achieve our very best as individual and collectively as a nation,” President Kenyatta said as the audience cheered.

He then invited Kipchoge to the podium, shook his hand and draped him with the golden sash.

The Head of State also acknowledged Brigid Kosgei who recently smashed the women marathon record in Chicago.

Present at the event were Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other distinguished leaders.

The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest honour that can be awarded to a civilian.


Kipchoge recently became the first human being to run the 42-km marathon race in under two hours.

He timed an astonishing 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge aimed at proving that no human is limited.

“We are fortunate to a have living legend who also is an inspiration to all Kenyans. He achieved this through integrity and hard work,” said the President.

The president also honoured all journalists who play their proper role and urged scribes not to be corrupted in their role by receiving the infamous ‘brown envelopes’.

“Journalists should always speak the truth and avoid sensationalism,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also commended Kenyan musicians, artistes and comedians.

By Nairobi News

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Keys to exams container stolen



Lukenya Assistant County Commissioner, Elizabeth Karitu, was on Saturday night arrested after losing keys to container storing national examinations papers in Athi River, Machakos County.

Through a statement, Machakos County Commissioner, Elizabeth Maina, said Karitu was arrested when she went to report the loss of the keys at Parklands Police Station.

She has subsequently been interdicted.

Ms Karitu claims she lost the keys after thieves broke into her car in Nairobi and stole her handbag which contained the keys.

According Ms Maina, Ms Karitu claims she had gone to Avenue Hospital in Nairobi and when she returned she found her car had been broken into and her handbag stolen.

“She has been interdicted and efforts have been made with by KNEC to replace the padlock. Everything is under control and there is no cause for alarm,” Ms Maina said.

Standard eight candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams from October 28 to October 31,2019 while Form 4 candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams from November 4 to November 27, 2019.


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