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PRESS REVIEW | Today’s top stories

Welcome to the press review, where we bring you the top stories of the day from various sources.

Whether you are interested in news, politics, business or sports, we have something for you. Read on and find out what’s happening.

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Douglas Kanja Kirocho to be sworn in as Deputy Inspector-General

Douglas Kanja Kirocho is set to be sworn in as the new Deputy Inspector-General of Police today.
President William Ruto appointed the commandant of the General Service Unit (GSU) to the office yesterday.

Kirocho succeeds Edward Mbugua who proceeded on terminal leave last month.

In recent shake-up at the police force, former Police spokesman Bruno Shioso who has been serving as the Kiganjo Police Training Institute commandant has been moved to the Kenya Coast Guard as the director-general.

Zambia rules out mass maize export to Kenya

Zambia’s Finance Minister has said that the Southern African country will not be exporting the grain to Kenya this season due to its own shortages of the grain.

Zambia will instead be importing maize to supplement shortfalls occasioned by a poor harvest last season.

“I think we all know that there has been a shortage of maize, especially in border areas near Tanzania, Congo and Malawi. In the most immediate response, the government decided that we allow importation to supplement whatever we have so that shortages can be alleviated,” said Dr. Musokotwane.

Taifa 1 satellite set to be launched today following delays

The highly anticipated launch of the Taifa-1 Sat, a satellite developed by Kenyan scientists, is set to be launched today, Thursday 13th April, at 9.47am EAT after its launch being postponed twice over unfavourable weather conditions.

Prince Harry to attend King Charles III’s coronation without Meghan

Prince Harry will attend the coronation of his father King Charles III in London  but without his wife Meghan, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

The announcement follows weeks of uncertainty over the presence of Harry and Meghan, who have launched a barrage of criticism of the British royal family since announcing they were quitting royal duties in early 2020.

“Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey on 6th May,” a palace statement said, using Harry’s official title.

“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

Ferdinand Omanyala cruises to victory in South Africa

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala won the 100M race of the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Grand Prix 1 at Tuks Athletics Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday clocking a time of 10.12 seconds.

Omanyala was going head-on with fellow countryman Samuel Imeta who finished fourth in 10.39 sec.

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