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Ex-Minister Hezron Manduku dies at 79

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Former Nyaribari Masaba MP Hezron Manduku has died at The Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted, his son, Dr Robert Manduku, has confirmed.

Dr Manduku died on Saturday night at the age of 79 after battling a terminal illness for a long time.

Following the death, Nyaribari Masaba MP Ezekiel Machogu sent his condolences to the family.

“I have learnt of the passing on of Dr Hezron Manduku with utmost shock and sadness. [He] was truly a blessing to so many lives in Nyaribari Masaba and beyond through his selfless service to mankind,” Mr Machogu said.

On his part, Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tong’i mourned Dr Manduku “as a visionary and energetic leader who worked tirelessly and inspired the lives of very many people in a very positive way”.

The late Dr Manduku was first elected to parliament in 1992 on a Kanu ticket but he would lose his seat to Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri in 1997.

He later defected from Kanu and was re-elected in 2002 on a Ford People ticket.

Dr Manduku and Prof Ongeri served as MPs for Nyaribari Masaba Constituency for over two decades, with each claiming that only the other one could remove him from power.

He also served as an assistant minister for Foreign Affairs between 1993 and 1997.

Dr Manduku is known for having operated for several years without a CDF office in his constituency.

He was a medical doctor and worked at Kenyatta National Hospital. He also worked in Kakamega and Meru hospitals as a medical superintendent.

The former MP was also the proprietor of Hema Hospital in Kisii town and Hema Coffee Millers.

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VIDEO: Shaffie Weru now joins K24

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Less than a month after it was reported that Shaffie Weru had joined Homeboyz Radio as programmes controller, the Veteran radio presenter has Joined K24 TV.

Weru was received in the K24 News studios by Betty Kyallo on Friday night following the new Station face launch earlier in the day.

Weru worked at Radio Africa for 14 years co-presenting the Big Breakfast show with Kalekye Mumo and lately Adelle Onyango before the latter quit last month to pursue personal interests.

 

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Job Vacancy: Business Manager

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We are seeking an experienced Business Manager to lead and oversee the work of employees in our Optiven Construction company.  The eligible person will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency of business operations as well as setting strategic goals for the future.

Optiven Construction Company is based in Kitengela, Namanga Road, Acacia Junction, we are known to be the leading manufacturing company in construction items majorly Cabros, Hollow Blocks, Paving Slabs, Road Channels, Road Kerbs, Wall Copings, Culverts, Louvers, Fencing poles and many others.

The successful candidate will be a competent leader able to provide guidance that enhances performance in a manner which incorporates the company’s vision and culture. The goal will be to ensure the profitability of our company’s activities to drive sustainable development and long-term success.

Reporting to: Company Directors.
Location: Kitengela

Duties and Responsibilities

Business Development & Marketing

  • Developing business management goals and objectives that lead to growth and prosperity.
  • Designing and implementing business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals.
  • Maximizing new business development opportunities for the organization.
  • Gathering, analyzing and interpreting external and internal data and write reports.
  • Coordinating activities that affect operational decisions and business requirements.
  • Representing the company in meetings and events i.e. exhibitions, conferences, Activations and other construction or real estate projects.
  • Identifying and targeting areas in which a business can improve operation

Procurement Management

  • Maintaining relationships with vendors & suppliers.
  • Participating in purchases of materials and services required for production.
  • Ensuring effective purchases of raw materials without compromising quality & with price sensitivity.
  • Ensuring that the company has the adequate and suitable resources to complete its activities (e.g. material, equipment etc.)
  • Sourcing for bids and tenders & coordinating with internal departments for Supply.
  • Proposing the best technical and economic solutions (quality, cost & deadlines)
  • Communicating any changes in the order or delivery date to relevant parties.

Financial Management

  • Assessing overall company financial performance and report on daily sales and production.
  • Monitoring revenue margins, maximizing revenue through innovative sales practices and yield management programs.
  • Preparing financial projections, reports and targets and reporting to the directors on a Monthly at times weekly basis.
  • Advising management on financial related matters.

People Management

  • Ensuring adherence to legal rules and guidelines.
  • Determining hiring needs, overseeing assignment of employees and planning staff development.
  • Overseeing employees’ productivity.
  • Organizing and coordinating operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity.
  • Supervising the work of employees and provide feedback and counsel to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Motivating, mentoring and providing direction to the team

Customer Relationship Management

  • Be fully conversant with the commercial and technical requirements of customers.
  • Discussing monthly customer complaint reports with the management and offer solutions.
  • Meeting existing and potential clients, identifying and gathering their specific needs at an early stage.
  • Securing the relationship with the clients until the achievement of their projects.
  • Be the face of company and day to day point of contact with clients in all regions.

Requirements: – Abilities, Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or Civil engineering.
  • Great Exposure to Sales and Marketing Initiatives
  • Strong communication, organizational, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to take ownership, working independently and meeting deadlines
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to company mission
  •  Ability to engage and motivate others.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Excellent in developing customer relationships and customer service
  • Professionalism, high level of maturity, good character with positive values

Applicants who meet the above criteria are required to send their applications torecruitment@optiven.co.ke with “BUSINESS MANAGER” being the subject of the email and with detailed CV,names & addresses of three referees.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: We do not charge any fee for recruitment.

 

 

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Vera Sidika steals the show with bare bottoms at Tanasha’s baby shower

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Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika stole the show at Diamond Platinumz and Tanasha Donna’s baby shower after showing up skimpily dressed.

The well-endowed socialite was the center of attention at the event, after leaving little to imagination. Vera arrived donning a skimpy outfit of a white bikini combined with a see-me-through fish net and sandals.

Many of the guests at the only invite event appeared distracted every time their eyes caught the glimpse of the Kenyan damsel who was accompanied by her Tanzanian boyfriend Jimmy Chansa.

Video and photos of Sidika’s outfit soon went viral on social media with many castigating her wardrobe choice.

Tanasha Donna

When Vera got a chance to speak at the red carpet, she said she turned up to support her “sister” whom she has known for half a decade now.

FIVE YEARS

“I have known Tnasha for about five  years now and she is my Kenyan sister and when she said you have to come to my shower I said yes. And she being a first time mother I wish her well and I know Diamond and her mother are very supportive,” said Vera.

For years, Vera has maintained cordial relationship with Diamond and hardly misses his events.

Vera once hosted a bikini party organized by Diamond, when the singer was dating Uganda socialite Zari Hassan.

by Nairobi News

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