Press Review: Today’s top stories at a glance
Today is Monday, February 6, 2023.
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Here is a quick look at what is making headlines.
Family of killer-cop, Leliman, apologises to families over murders
Fredrick Leliman who was a former police officer was sentenced to death after being found guilty of murder of city lawyer Willy Kimani, taxi driver Joseph Muiruri and his client Josphat Mwenda in 2016.
Leliman’s aging father who’s still coming to terms with the murders and now his son’s death sentence has now apologised to families over the loss occasioned by their son terming it regretable. He said that his while raising up his son now a father of three, he had no discipline issues but was caught up in shock in the current state that the son has subjected both families.
Mauritius private equity in talks to fully acquire Java
Adenia Partners, a Mauritius-based private equity is in discussions to fully acquire restaurant chain Java House in a transaction that could hit KES 3 billion.
At least 42 dead in Syria after earthquake: state media
At least 42 people have been killed in government-controlled parts of Syria as several buildings collapsed after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that had its epicentre in southeastern Turkey, state media said.
“Forty-two deaths and 200 injuries have been reported in Aleppo, Hama and Latakia as a result of the earthquake in a preliminary toll,” state news agency SANA said quoting a health ministry official.
At least 53 dead in Turkey after quake: officials
At least 53 people died Monday in Turkey when a major 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the southeast of the country, local officials said.
Officials said 23 people died in the province of Malatya, 17 in Urfa, seven in Osmaniye, and six in Diyarbakir, although the toll threatened to climb much higher because of the heavy damage.
Diageo’s quest to up its stake in EABL
Diageo’s quest to up its stake in EABL to 65.0% through an offer to purchase an extra KES 118.4M shares (14.97% extra stake ) at KES 192 per share kicks off this morning at 9:00am. Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer seeks to up its stake in the Kenyan-based holding company. East African Breweries Limited (EABL) closed Friday 3rd February at KES 178 per share, up 4.71% YTD and 8.04% year-on-year.
Guardiola rues missed opportunity as Kane dents Man City’s title bid
Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City’s Premier League title defence had suffered a major blow after Harry Kane’s record-breaking goal gave Tottenham a 1-0 win over the champions on Sunday.
Guardiola’s side would have moved within two points of leaders Arsenal with a victory in north London, but Kane’s first-half strike — which made him Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer on 267 goals — left the Gunners firmly in control of the title race.