8 Things You Should Know This Morning

1. 8 Presidential Aspirants So Far Cleared by IEBC

It is now official — Kenyans will have eight names from which to pick their fourth President on March 4.  This follows the clearance Wednesday by the national electoral body of more candidates, including Mr Raila Odinga of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy and Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, the flag bearer of Jubilee Alliance.

2. Startimes Wants DSTv to re-sell some of its exclusive rights

Chinese pay TV provider StarTimes has appealed to the government to compel its competitor, DStv, to re-sell some of its exclusive content like the English Premier league matches.

3. Vegetarians 'Cut Heart Risk by 32%'

A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease.

4. Zimbabwe Syas its Publiuc Account Had Only $217 Left Last Week

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said that the country only had $217 (£138) left in its public account last week after paying civil servants. However, he said that the following day some $30m of revenue had been paid in.

5. Defending Champions Chipolopolo of Zambia Dumped out of AFCON

The tears of joy from a year ago turned to tears of sorrow as Zambia became the first defending champion to be knocked out in the first round of the Africa Cup of Nations in 21 years.

6. The Syokimau Train Will now be a Convenient Option [Opinion]

Fare for a one way ticket between Syokimau and the Central Business District (CBD) had dropped to KES 50 from KES 110 while fare for return ticket at peak times has dropped to KES 100 from KES 220.

7. Prepare to Face the Worst Housing Deficit Since 2008

Are you ready for the worst housing deficit the country has seen since 2008? Well, according to Housing Permanent Secretary Tirop Kosgey and a report from a government-sponsored survey, the housing deficit currently stands at 550,000 units, which is almost 4 times more than 2008 when the deficit stood at 150,000 units (according to a report from ISOCARP and the Ministry of Planning).

8. Pesatalk To Close Shop | This is What You Will Miss

PesaTalk, a Kenyan web news startup founded in March 2012 might close shop the end of this month if no investor is found to inject in the much-needed cash. Okay...


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