These are the sports to watch in 2020 on DStv

This is a year full of expectations and differences. There have been changes and improvements in what DStv will show and you don’t want to miss out. Have a look at the selections below. 

WWE

2020 will be a great year for wrestling fans. WWE Raw, SmackDown and NXT live will be available every week. Supersport will feature premium WWE programming including 205 Live, Ride Along, WWE Chronicle and Table for 3. 

The 24/7 channel launches on DStv channel 128 beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, and this builds on the success of the WWE pop-up channel that launched in 2019. SuperSport channels will continue to air Raw, SmackDown and NXT live each week

 

Vodacom Super rugby

The action resumes at the end of January 2020 with mouthwatering fixtures including Sharks VS Bulls on the night of Friday 31 January and Crusaders vs Waratahs on Saturday 1st February.

 

 

English Premier League

There is set to be a change at the helm. With another healthy points advantage, Liverpool are on course to finally end what is now a 30-year wait for the title. In terms of league form the Anfield club are streets ahead of their rivals and even with another miraculous comeback the gap – 10 points at Christmas, with a game in hand – should be too big for Man City and Leicester to close.

Liverpool have been unbeatable
Liverpool have been unbeatable

Australian Open

The 2020 Australian Open will take place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. It will be the 108th edition of the Australian Open, the 52nd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year

 

FINA Swimming World Cup

This makes a return in 2020 and will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)or “Short Course Worlds” as they are sometimes known is an international swimming competition. It is swum in a short course (25m) pool and has been held in the years when FINA has not held its main World Championships (currently this means in even years).[5][6]

 

IAAF Diamond League

Interesting to watch as eight disciplines have been axed from the core programme of the 2020 Diamond League season, reducing the number to 24 – 12 each for men and women – to cater to a 90-minute broadcast window, according to the IAAF.

The 2020 calendar consists of 14 meetings and one final in Zurich.

 

Formula 1

The new year is upon us and the countdown to the 2020 F1 season is underway. Out of the 20 drivers in the field, 18 will start the new season in the same seats they ended last year. The exception are at Renault and Williams. Ferrari is set to give a strong fight while it also feels like McLaren are finally back(ish).

The 2020 F1 calendar is the longest in the history of the sport, with a record-breaking 22 races. This is despite Germany’s round of the championship dropping off the calendar. The only brand-new addition to the championship this year is Vietnam’s new street circuit in Hanoi, which should be ready in time to hold its first race in just four months’ time.

 

Moto GP

The world stood still for a moment as Marc Marquez sealed his sixth MotoGP world title in Thailand in a heart-pounding final corner duel with Fabio Quartararo. He now predicts an even closer title battle this year as the champion sees Quartararo becoming a major threat.

Meanwhile, the Repsol Honda MotoGP team will be a family affair next season after the Japanese manufacturer announced on Monday that Alex Marquez was joining as teammate to older brother Marc.

The 2020 MotoGP season starts in Qatar on 8 March.

African Nations Championship 2020

The 2020 African Nations Championship, known as the Total African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2020) will be the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship. Organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships. It will be hosted from 4 to 25 April 2020 in Cameroon.

Ethiopia were formerly awarded as host, but the EFF admitted it was not ready to host this competition. Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic league.

About SuperSport

SuperSport is the major funder and broadcast aggregator of sporting content across the African continent on the DStv platform. SuperSport’s holding company is MultiChoice and its ultimate parent company is Naspers, a broad-based multi- national media group.

To get connected, call: 0711 066000

The Art Of Music Foundation Celebrates 10 Years Since Inception

The Art of Music Foundation celebrated 10 years since inception with stellar performances headlined by Polish music composer, conductor and producer JIMEK (Radzimir Debski) and top Kenyan Orchestras.

The Foundation which was represented by the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya, Ghetto Classics and the Safaricom Youth Orchestra was also joined on stage by renowned Mexican pianist Jorge Viladoms. The celebration started with a Gala dinner on the evening of 30th November at the Trademark Hotel, followed by an open concert on the afternoon of 1st December at Amani Gardens in Karura Forest.

“10 years ago I would never have thought that we would come this far. We have had lots of challenges along the way, however, we have been able to overcome them due to the optimism of the 1,500 children under our guidance and care. We started with nothing more than faith and hope for a brighter future and the support we have received from donors, local and international musicians and the Safaricom International Jazz Festival has been priceless,” said Elizabeth Njoroge, Director, Art of Music Foundation.

JIMEK and Viladoms who have come to Kenya at different times for Safaricom International Jazz Festival have been collaborating with Art of Music Foundation by doing voluntary music classes with the children over the years.

“The Ghetto Classics music programme has been a beneficiary of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival since 2014 and has received KES 60 million, funds that have benefitted over 1,500 children from Nairobi and Mombasa.” Said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer officer, Safaricom.

“Playing Hip Hop on classical instruments is something you have to practice for a long time before you get it right, which the orchestra does and it shows the kind of talent these young musicians have. I would like to congratulate Elizabeth and her team for work well done,” said JIMEK.

JIMEK was one of the headliners for the 2018 edition of Safaricom International Jazz Festival. He has worked on several projects with Ghetto Classics, among them, producing a song for Ghetto Classics member Cyndicate Kabei, titled Asante.

Poland Artist and Composer Jimek with Cyndicate Kabei one of the SYO students at the Safaricom Art of Music concert celebrating 10 years at Imani gardens Karura forest over the weekend.
Poland Artist and Composer Jimek with Cyndicate Kabei one of the SYO students at the Safaricom Art of Music concert celebrating 10 years at Imani gardens Karura forest over the weekend.

In addition, the Pole has donated KES 800,000 to cater for the needs of the children which was part of a cash prize he won at the Polish Film Academy Awards for best score to Sztuka Kochania/ Art of Loving in 2018.

Viladoms has been working closely with Ghetto Classics for four years and has committed to take 14 members of the music program to play alongside his students at the Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland in January 2020.

Art of Music 10 year anniversary concert on 30th November

Founded in 2009, The Art of Music has been in existence to promote the performance and appreciation of art music in Kenya and use it’s transformative power to change lives, particularly of those living in underprivileged areas of the country.

The focuses is on two programmes. Firstly, Ghetto Classics, a community programme that involves over 500 children in Korogocho and thousands more in satellite areas around Nairobi, Kiambu and Mombasa through the Link UP project. The second is a musical and leadership training programme, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO). This is a music ensemble that brings together talented young musicians from all walks of life in the country.

These programmes have been generously supported through donations from individuals and organisations that believe that “Making Music can Make A Difference.”

The discipline, teamwork, focus and commitment that the children learn from being musicians and playing in an orchestra has translated to their school and home lives, making Ghetto Classics and KNYO students stand out above the rest. There has been an improvement in grades and this is particularly so in the Korogocho programme as all the children are self-motivated to stay in school and are assisted with their fees when necessary.

These students have had their horizons widened because of the exposure that they have gained. They have played with children from totally different backgrounds and they have had outstanding experiences in concerts that they have been a part of, or watched. They have also traveled to different places in the world with some going out to as far as the United States and Europe to perform with other musicians. All these wonderful opportunities have come, thanks to music.

On the 30th November 2019, The Art of Music will be holding their 10-year anniversary fundraising concert featuring Ghetto Classics, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO) and the Safaricom Youth Orchestra alongside, Polish composer JIMEK and the Swiss Mexican pianist Jorge Viladoms, who have both generously donated their time and expertise to be part of this concert.

The tickets cost 10.000Ksh per person and includes dinner. It will be held at the Trademark Hotel.

Jimek In Kenya rehearsing with the orchestra
Jimek In Kenya rehearsing with the orchestra

Rush! The all-new 2019 Toyota

Toyota Kenya has a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of cars and they seem to have a vehicle catering to everyone’s needs. Or do they? Kenya has seen a rise in demand for practical cars and this is why the company introduced a multi-talented vehicle to the market.

The Toyota Rush is a successful car and it’s good looking. It is a car that embodies fused dynamics and sharp styling. Designed to traverse a variety of terrains, the Rush has a high approach with wide departure angles that enable it to navigate easily wherever you want. This car looks great everywhere — at the beach, upcountry and in the city. The only question is, where do you want to go?

THE TOYOTA RUSH
THE TOYOTA RUSH

Falling in love with the rush

Powered by an economical 1.5L four-cylinder engine making 103 horsepower, 13.8 Kg-M of torque and comfortable seating for seven, the Toyota Rush is the perfect family vehicle. The car is rear-wheel driven and the frugality is observable, with a claimed 6.7 L/100 km.

Keyless entry allows easy access to the car. Push to Start adds a sporty feel to the Rush. Bluetooth® is standard, along with steering wheel controls. The Rush also comes with a 6-speaker, touchscreen audio system. Dual-zone climate control and a 12V socket is also present on the lower section of the dashboard.

Push Start Toyota Rush
Push Start Toyota Rush

Apart from the features already mentioned, the Rush is also equipped with electric and retractable side mirrors, auto-off LED headlights, an integrated reverse camera with park distance control. In terms of safety, a total of 6 airbags are fitted as well as ABS, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Control Assist (HCA).

The Rush has a good drive and even though it isn’t a 4X4, the excellent ground clearance provides an air of solidity about its ride. The luggage bay of the Rush is one of the biggest on a vehicle of its type – it even surpasses that of its RAV4 family car sibling. Should you need even more space, fold the seats down, which converts the Rush into a makeshift panel van.

Toyota Rush Interior Space
Toyota Rush Interior Space

Definitely a good buy

The high value-added features on the Toyota Rush makes it great value for money. For just sh.64,300/= with up to 95% financing, you can get behind the wheel of a well-specced, solid and capable family car. This deal is coupled with 1 Month Free Insurance, Full Fuel Tank and KSH 100,000 Cash Discount!

This deal is available between November to December 2019 for the first 20 vehicles. All you need to do is register to buy and be among the first 20.

If you’d like to experience it for yourself, you can book to see the car on this link.

You can also see the all new Toyota Rush at the enthralling auto shows happening over the coming weekends below

– Capital Centre, Nairobi (Saturday 23rd November, 2019)

– Village Market, Nairobi (Saturday 30th November, 2019)

– The Hub, Karen, Nairobi (Saturday 14th December, 2019)

Download the brochure here to see more details on this car.

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Cancer insurance: Why the policy by ICEA Lion makes sense for Kenyans

Cancer is quickly becoming a scourge in our society. It kills 33,000 Kenyans annually and there are 48,000 new cancer cases reported every year. 60% of those diagnosed are younger than 70 years old and 80% of cancer cases are diagnosed at later stages. The truth is that treatment of cancer is expensive and prohibitive. There’s the need for cancer patients to meet financial obligations besides many families being left destitute because of cancer. More often than not, families’ assets are sold off to support loved ones ailing from cancer. Thankfully, ICEA Lion has come up with a brilliant solution for Kenyans that makes sense, more so financially.

The Cancer Insurance Policy from ICEA LION Life Assurance Company is designed to provide financial relief in the event of being diagnosed with cancer so that you can focus on the one thing that really matters, that is, your recovery.

Why you need a cancer policy and how it works

If you have a family history of cancer or if you have any reason to believe that you are at high risk of developing cancer, then this policy is for you. Consider the domino effect that Cancer can have on families both financial and emotional. Moreover, even the best health insurance covers may not cover all cancer related expenses.

You will have a peace of mind knowing that you have a financial safety-net in the unfortunate event that you are diagnosed with invasive cancer or a benign braintumour. The burden of raising funds for your cancer treatment is removed from the shoulders of your family and your next of kin.

The ICEA LION Cancer Insurance Policy is designed to provide pay-outs in the event that one is diagnosed with invasive cancer or benign brain tumour (a Benign Brain Tumour is a life-threatening, non-cancerous tumour of the brain as confirmed by a neurologist or neurosurgeon, giving rise to characteristic signs of increased intracranial pressure such as papilloedema, mental symptoms, seizures and motor or sensory impairment.)

The pay-out is classified according to the type of treatment being received. This pay-out is a percentage of the Sum Insured (or the Benefit Amount) that is paid to you in the event you are diagnosed with cancer.

Features of the policy

The pay-outs are made directly to you or your next of kin and the Sum Insured will be paid regardless of any other insurance you may have with other insurance companies. You can apply for this cover provided you are above 18 years of age and are not yet 60 years. Premium payment will be waived upon being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

The insurance is renewable annually with the minimum term being 5 years and the maximum term being the number of years to your 65th birthday. The maximum age at entry is 60 years while the maximum age for cover is 65 years. This insurance automatically ceases upon celebrating your 65th birthday.

The cover features a waiting period of 3 months from the date of purchase. No medical tests are usually required for this cover for sums insured up to sh5 million unless it is deemed absolutely necessary from the details provided in the application form. The good news is that if medical tests are required, the entire cost of medical tests will be borne by the Company.

More on the policy

Premiums are payable either monthly, quarterly or half-yearly or annually. If any premium is not received on the due date, there is a 30-day grace period in which to pay and the cover is maintained during the grace period. If the premium is received during the grace period, the policy continues as if the premium had been paid on the due date. However, should the premium not be received by the end of the grace period, the cover will lapse with effect from the date on which the unpaid premium was due.

Once the cover has lapsed, it may be revived within 6 months from the date of lapsation on written request to the Company and terms and conditions as may be advised by the Company.

How long does it take for a cancer to be paid? Payment will be made within 14 days of receipt of all claim documents and acceptance of the claim.

Get more information and a quote for your cancer insurance from ICEA Lion on Cancer.ICEALION.com. You can also call +254 20 2750 000 / +254 719 071 000 | +254 730 151 000. Email : [email protected]

BetLion is offering up to sh350 million in Africa’s biggest jackpot

The new kid on the block, BetLion! The freshest in the Kenyan betting and gaming industry. The company is offering customers mouthwatering rewards and bonuses. Betlion’s ‘Goliath’ jackpot is the largest ever jackpot in Africa and Kenyans are playing on the platform.

Just last month, the company revamped its mobile website, having the end user’s experience in mind and including many new features designed to help users quickly and easily navigate the site.

Here’s a simplified tutorial that will be helpful to anyone who would like to place a bet or to win the ‘Goliath’ jackpot.

Registration

  1. Visit www.betlion.ke
  2. Click the “Register” button on the home page and fill in your details.
  3. On successful registration, you will receive PIN via SMS.

Register via SMS and USSD

  1. SMS JOIN to 40418 or Dial *418#
  2. On successful registration, you will receive PIN via SMS.

The welcome offer

This offer is available to everyone who registers with BetLion. Simply register and enjoy a Risk Free first bet with BetLion of up to Sh500.

BetLion runs different promotions that may offer “free bets”. To use your Free Bet on web, make your match selections, go to your betslip on the bottom right corner and select Free bets at the bottom of the betslip.

To use your Free Bet via SMS, send the following to 40418; GAMEID#Prediction#FBAmount. For example, 5678#1#FB1000

Deposit on BetLion

  1. Login to your BetLion account and click on DEPOSIT on the top left corner of the site.
  2. Enter the amount you would like to deposit and click “DEPOSIT” to confirm.
  3. You will receive an approval request (PIN Prompt) on your mobile phone to enter your Mobile Money PIN.
  4. Your account will be credited instantly after you enter your PIN.

NOTE: If your deposit does not reflect within 30 minutes, call +254 20 3892425, Email: [email protected]

The minimum deposit amount on mobile is Sh50 while the maximum daily deposit limit for is Sh140,000 with Sh70,000 being the maximum deposit limit per transaction.

Betting online

Enjoy betting on your PC or mobile device

  1. On the homepage, you will find a list of games available to bet
  2. Click on the odds beside the selection of your choice and it will be automatically added to the bet slip (The betslip can be found on the bottom right corner for mobile and top right corner for desktop)
  3. If you would like to bet on other bet types such as under/ over, click on the button to the right of the odds. This is shown as +52. The number represents the number of additional types of bets available.
  4. Once you have chosen all of your bets, input the amount on the betslip and click “BET NOW”

Placing bets on SMS

You can bet on all events that have Game IDs, via SMS. Home Win = (1), Draw = (X), Away Win = (2). To bet on a single bet, SMS to 40418 the Game ID, your prediction of the game outcome in 90 minutes and the amount you wish to bet. That is, GameID#Prediction#Stake

For example, “61762#2#1000” is the bet for Barcelona to win Away for a stake of Sh1000. “61762” = Game ID, “2” = represents an Away outcome and, “1000” is the bet amount. You will receive a confirmation SMS reading “Bet Placed Ref – BET-66745 / KSh. 1000.00 on Barcelona @ 1.80 to win KSh. 1800. Bal KSh. 1000. www.betlion.ke

A bet is deemed to have been placed once the Bet ID has been issued. The winnings are calculated by multiplying the odds by the stake. (for example, 1.80*1000 = 1800)

Jackpots

You can play the jackpot online or via SMS and there are two Jackpot offers, namely

  1. The Goliath jackpot which has 20 jackpot games and 3 reserve games. The reserve games are used in case one or more of the main jackpot games is cancelled, abandoned or postponed. They will be used in the respective order to replace the cancelled, postponed or cancelled game(s). Each Jackpot ticket is KSh. 100.
  2. The Midweek Jackpot which has 15 jackpot games and 3 reserve games. The reserve games are used in case one or more of the main jackpot games is cancelled, abandoned or postponed. They will be used in the respective order to replace the cancelled, postponed or cancelled game(s). Each Jackpot ticket is KSh. 50.

To play via SMS

  1. Send the code: “JP” and the 18/23 predictions of the pre-determined games to 40418. For example: “JP#21111XX212212X2X2X” Where “JP” is the Jackpot ID and “1111XX212212X2XX” represents the predicted outcomes from the first game to the 18th/23rd game, in that order.
  2. You will receive a confirmation message via SMS: “BET: 2516 You placed JackPot JP#1X22222XXXX111212X21 Amount: KSh100 Pos.WIN: KSh350,000,000 Bal: KSh1780” or “BET: 2517 You placed JackPot JP#1X22222XXXX11X1 Amount: KSh 50 Pos WIN: KSh50,000,000 Bal: KSh1780

To play online

  1. Log into your account, navigate to the jackpot tab (on the side menu if using mobile and top left corner if you are on a computer).
  2. Make your selections then click on PLACE JACKPOT BET. You can also make random selections by clicking on LUCKY DIP or select all the favorites (teams with the lowest odds) by clicking on SELECT FAVORITES.
  3. You are a winner when all your 15/20 predictions match with the games’ outcomes. The main Jackpot prize and Bonuses are shared equally among all winners.

NOTE: If any game among the 15/20 jackpot matches used to determine the prizes are cancelled/postponed, they will be replaced by those listed as “reserves” in the order of appearance on the reserve list.

For Midweek Jackpot

One of the 15 Matches – 16
Two of the 15 Matches – 16 & 17
Three of the 15 Matches – 16, 17 & 18

For Goliath Jackpot

One of the 20 Matches – 21
Two of the 20 Matches – 21 & 22
Three of the 20 Matches – 21, 22 & 23

In the event of four or more matches being cancelled or postponed, the complete Jackpot will be deemed void and all stakes refunded to player accounts.

To contact BetLion, call helpline on +254 20 3892425. You can chat with their agents any time by simply clicking the chat icon on the bottom right of the website. You can also send an email to [email protected]

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Kenyans seem to know better about betting

It has been a subject of heightened discussion over the past three or so weeks. So far, the government decided to “crack down” on betting companies and it feels suspect. However, Kenyans know better.

It is a no brainer that attacking betting companies is counterproductive. These companies generate a lot of revenue which is needed by the government.

Kenyans aren’t easy to fool though. A good number are still making money and having good fun at it. There are companies that are licensed and are committed to providing service. OdiBets is one of them and they’ve got the hook up

Meet Rodgers Ochieng, a lucky man from Narok who won Sh1,014,467 on OdiBets. He won it in two separate bets on OdiBets and he recently joined OdiBets after the closure of some betting firms in the country.

Being an unstoppable Kenyan with prowess in betting, he scooped a cool Sh.560,667 and then three days later, he scooped Sh453,800 on multibets. That was on 30 teams and 22 teams respectively. Rodgers placed the first bet with Sh250 and then won the second bet using a stake of Sh.20,000

RogersOchieng

“I intend to use this money to buy land and construct a house for my mother in Rongo and also to pay for my Engineering course,” a happy Ochieng said.

It follows that Kenyans are likely to place their wagers with betting companies whose licence were renewed after the government declined to renew licences of 27 other betting companies insisting they comply with various regulations.

Besides being committed to giving customers an enjoyable “gaming experience”, OdiBets has stated that they are committed to giving back to the society by helping develop sports in the country.

Celebrating east African football: How the SportPesa Cup has evolved

The 2019 SportPesa Cup kicked off on Tuesday in Dar-es-Salaam and it’s the biggest version of the tournament yet. Eight teams battling for supremacy at the National Main Stadium in Tanzania have made the city light up with life.

Both Tanzania Football Federation and Football Kenya Federation burned the mid night oil to ensure the third edition of the regional knockout showpiece happens without a hitch on January 22.

The Kenyan teams include Gor Mahia FC, AFC Leopards SC, Kariobangi Sharks FC, Bandari FC. The teams from Tanzania include Simba SC, Yanga SC, Singida United FC and Mbao FC.

At stake for the winners is the cherished opportunity of hosting English Premier League side Everton FC on their second tour of East Africa following their successful trip in 2017 when they played Gor in Dar.

A hefty cheque of USD30,000 also comes with lifting the trophy in further motivation for the participating teams to gun for glory.

Here is a recap of how the two previous editions held in Dar and the Kenyan lakeside of Nakuru panned out ahead of the third showdown of the tournament christened ‘Kenya vs Tanzania battle’.

2017- Peerless Gor make history with first win

It took only three weeks for the first edition of the competition- then known as SportPesa Super Cup- to evolve from an idea into reality.

A stellar cast featuring Gor, Leopards, Simba, Yanga and Singida who proudly carry the SportPesa logo across their shirts got direct tickets with 2016 SPL champions, Tusker FC and second division side Nakuru All Stars FC rounding off the Kenyan corner.

Jang’ombe Boys FC, the then Zanzibar league champions fought from the Tanzania side at the tournament held at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar from June 5 to 11.

Singida and Leopards got the tournament underway in the first quarterfinal where Tafadzwa Kutinyu (10′) and Vincent Oburu (63’) traded goals in a 1-1 draw in regulation time, taking the first SP Cup game in history into penalties where the Kenyans edged a nerve-shredding marathon shootout 5-4 to enter the semis.

Tanzania level matters at 1-1 in the second match of the day (June 5) when Yanga SC prevailed over Tusker 4-2 on post match spot kicks after the two giants battled to a 0-0 draw in the 90.

The biggest upset in the tournament’s short history came on Day 2 (June 6) when All Stars stunned Simba 4-5 on penalties after the second division side fought to force a 0-0 with the Dar titans.

Gor raced off the blocks in the last quarterfinal later in the day and made short work of Jang’ombe, dismissing them 2-0 with a Meddie Kagere double in the 64th and 86th minute to make a statement of intent.

A tasty first semi final between Leopards and Yanga failed to produce goals in regulation, with the encounter going into penalties with the Kenyans once again squeezing through 4-2 to book the first ticket to the final on June 8.

After shocking Simba, the quality of Gor proved to be a bridge too far for All Stars who surrendered to a 2-0 defeat with Kagere opening the scoring on the stroke of half time before winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo ended their resistance with a second in the 82nd to set a dream Mashemeji Derby final.

What was billed as a decider that was too close to call on June 11 ended up being a lopsided victory for Gor who stormed to a devastating 3-0 victory in a second-half blitz that saw Timothy Otieno (60′), Oliver Maloba (78’) and John Ndirangu in time added on add the gloss to an emphatic display.

Individual honours went to Kagere (Golden Boot) and Fredrick Onyango (Best Keeper) as Gor lifted the crown and got to play Everton at the National Stadium on July 13, going down 1-2 in a brave performance.

2018- Gor repeat success leaves rivals reeling

Gor were competing for honours on five fronts in a chocking fixture list that gave their SP Cup rivals hope of unseating the champions when the second edition came around in Nakuru from June 3 to 10.

The holders and Leopards were joined by first timers Kariobangi Sharks FC and Kakamega Homeboyz FC who finished third and fourth in the 2017 SPL to vie in the Kenyan corner.

Simba, Yanga and Singida got another bite of the SP Cup cherry with Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi ZCZ FC who toppled Jang’ombe as the Zanzibar champions completing the tournament entry list.

Heavy showers did not dampen the mood of the tournament in Nakuru, the town that was hosting its biggest football competition ever when Homeboyz and Yanga took to the field for the first semi on June 3.

Yet another upset was served when a quick fire first half brace from seasoned striker and former Kenya international, Allan Wanga in the 28th and 31st minutes set Homeboyz up for a 3-1 victory.

Simon Matheo (38’) had given Yanga brief hope of mounting a comeback at 1-2 but substitute forward Wycliffe Opondo killed the contest with a third for the Kenyans in the 85th.

Up next came Gor and any idea of another shock when they entertained Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi was quickly banished when the holders put together another 3-0 hammering.

Odhiambo (30’) and Uganda international Godfrey Walusimbi (36’) gave Gor a comfortable 2-0 cushion at the break before that man Kagere (81’) finished the Zanzibar side off with a late third.

The third and fourth semis on June 4 first witnessed Yanga survive a huge scare before caging Sharks 3-2 in a tense penalty shootout after they shared a 0-0 stalemate.

Leopards and Singida closed the last eight programme in a repeat of their 2017 quarter and once again, the two could not produce a winner in regulation but unlike in Dar, the Tanzanians enjoyed a 4-2 victory on penalties.

Homeboyz faced the might of Simba in the first semi and almost made a name for themselves when they battled to a 0-0 draw in normal time before the Dar giants eked out a nervy 5-4 victory in the ensuing shootout.

Another Kagere double in the 30th and 90th took care of Singida in a 2-0 success as Gor advanced to their second successive final to set up another mouth-watering clash with Simba.

The holders yet again humbled another regional giant when Kagere took only six minutes to shake the Simba net with fellow Rwanda international Jacques Tuyisenge ensuring the trophy remained with the Kenyans when he extended the lead in the 55th in yet another 2-0 triumph.

Kegere went home with Golden Boot for a second successive edition, Philemon Otieno was named the man of the match in the final as Shaban Odhoji took home the Golden Glove.

Everton hosted Gor at Goodison Park on November 6 and unlike in Dar, the English side swatted the Kenyan champions 4-0.

In the aftermath of the 2018 SP Cup, Simba snapped Kagere from Gor.

Gor Mahia FC, the undisputed kings of the historical SportPesa Cup

As if there are not enough regional football tournaments to speak of in this modern era of the beautiful game, the recent birth of the SportPesa Super Cup, now known as the SportPesa Cup, could not have come at a more pristine time.

The eight-team knockout tournament was launched in 2017 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and featured four teams from the Kenyan top flight – the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) and four from the host nation.

The SportPesa Cup was founded by the global gaming giants SportPesa, with a majority of the teams that feature in the tournament are the bookmakers East African partners.

Not only does the SportPesa Cup offer exposure for players from region and increase competition among clubs, but it comes with a prize that is unmatched and unseen in the current strides of African football.

The ultimate winner gets the portentous opportunity to play a once in a lifetime match against nine-time English League champions, Everton FC.

Kenya’s record league champions, Gor Mahia FC, are the undisputed kings of the tournament having emerged victorious in both editions, without conceding a single goal.

Gor’s stellar performance in the competition has gifted them the chance to play against EPL side Everton both on African and English soil, going down 1-2 in Dar before a 4-0 loss at Goodison Park in November 2018.

The 2018 edition was the last to be referred to as the SportPesa Super Cup and it was held at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, with the Kenyan sides this time round getting the opportunity to boast the home advantage that they never experienced in Dar.

Tusker FC and Nakuru All Stars FC who featured in the first edition were replaced by Kariobangi Sharks FC and Kakamega Homeboyz FC who joined Gor and AFC Leopards SC as the Kenyan forces.

Record Tanzanian league champions Simba SC, Yanga SC, Singida United FC and Zanzibar kings Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) were the visitors.
How it happened

The week-long tournament began with plenty of pomp and colour in the streets of Nakuru, with the first whistle of the tournament bringing with it lots of flare, underlining that the masses were in for a captivating week of football.

Yanga were first to be sent packing as seasoned forward Allan Wanga bagged a brace for Homeboyz before substitute Wycliffe Opondo got a late goal to seal a comfortable 3-1 victory and a place in the semis.

The champions took to the pitch next and their intent to defend the title was made clear from the onset as JKU found it very difficult to contain the Dylan Kerr-coached side.

George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo and now Kaizer Chief’s player Godfrey Walusimbi both scored to give Gor a 2-0 half-time lead before Meddie Kagere put the icing on the cake with a superb diving header.
Close-cut chances

An emphatic 3-0 victory for Gor as they stamped their authority and stated their desire to lift the coveted trophy once more.

The other two Kenyan sides were not as fortunate as their counterparts, both being knocked out of the tournament via penalty shoot-outs.

Sharks lost 2-3 to Simba courtesy of a brilliant performance by three-time TPL Golden Glove winner Aishi Manyula, who saved two spot kicks to ensure his side set up a semi-final clash against Homeboyz.

In the other quarter, 13-time domestic league winners AFC Leopards, who lost the previous tournament’s final were beaten 4-2 by Singida.

After a two-day rest period, the stakes were definitely higher, the stands were more packed as Homeboyz, and Simba took to the pitch for the first semi-final encounter.

It was a game filled with close-cut chances, horrid misses and fantastic saves from both sets of custodians as the referee blew for full time with the score still barren, meaning it was to be yet another shoot-out for Simba.

Midfielder Jonas Mkude was the hero for the Tanzanians as he kept his cool to score the decisive penalty after Wycliffe Opondo’s shock miss, sending them into their first ever SportPesa Cup final, much to the elation of the travelling fans.

The other semi did not prove to be as hotly-contested as the first with Gor making light work of Singida, a final 2-0 score courtesy of a goal in either half by the tournament’s top scorer Kagere.

There was yet another two-day rest period for all teams to prepare for the final day, with this bringing an opportunity to give back to the society.

Former Nigeria captain Yakubu Ayiegbeni together with some coaches from Everton FC, participated in a coaching clinic with Nakuru All Stars FC, who play in the second tier of Kenyan football- the National Super League (NSL).

Afterwards, they donated football jerseys and balls to local teams as part of SportPesa’s Kits For Africa initiative.
Brilliant passes

Just as was expected, the mood in and around the Afraha Stadium on June 10 told a story of it’s own.

The streets were filled with different colours, with fans from all walks of life streaming into the stadium to show their undying support for their individual teams on display.

Afraha was already registering record numbers from the day’s first kick-off, a third/fourth place play-off between both the losing finalists.

Opondo, the villain from the shootout, opened the scoring in the third minute and offered a sense of hope for the Paul Nkata-coached side, but Danny Lyanga had other plans as he blasted Singida level early in the second half.

The match ended in a stalemate and as the gods would have it, another dramatic penalty shoot-out would determine the bronze medalists and winners of the $7,500 cash prize.

The Tanzanians yet again proved their might from the spot as Singida emerged 4-1 winners.

With less than a half hour left until the final pitting the Kenyan and Tanzanian champions, the stadium was packed to capacity with many fans climbing trees and rooftops in the surrounding area just to catch a glimpse of the riveting action.

As the two sides walked out of the tunnel and onto the pitch, the noise from the K’Ogalo faithful could not be ignored, though the Simba fans in the stands made quite the noise as well.

Everton FC legend and second highest African goal-scorer of all time in the EPL, Yakubu Ayiegbeni, was in the stands for the mouth-watering final and would even later join former Harambee Stars coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee in the commentary box.

The game got off to a flying start as top scorer Kagere found the back of the net yet again in the sixth minute, sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Chances were not as many as expected and a rather cagey first half ended with Gor a goal to the good.

The second half was more enticing as both teams created more chances on goal and it paid off for the home side as prolific forward Jacques Tuyisenge got on the end of a brilliant pass from Humphrey Mieno to score.

Gor continued to dominate the match and held on for the 2-0 victory ensuring that they were once again to be crowned the champions, this time with a ticket to fly to the United Kingdom, becoming the first African club to play a match on English soil.

Having not conceded a single goal, Gor custodian Shaban Odhoji received the Golden Glove Award as Kagere was awarded the Golden Boot.

Gor received a handsome $30,000 for their efforts while runners-up Simba were recipients of a $10,000 cash prize for their respectable performance.

Damaris is the first winner of the #SongaNaMili competition

Songa By Safaricom launched the exciting Songa Na Mili competition two weeks ago and today, they awarded their first winner. It was a superb day for Damaris Akinyi who walked away with a cool sh. 76,000/= after she guessed the sound from the song “Sema Milele” by Gilad.

Damaris said she first heard about the Songa Na Mili promo on radio.

“I heard about the competition on my way to work in a matatu on a breakfast show”, she continued

Winning the money has come at the best time because the family needed money to pay school fees for her younger sister.

“I will use some of the money to help my mother pay my sisters school fees who is still in campus.” she said.

One thing Damaris stated is that she loves the Songa By Safaricom app because she plays music to set the mood for her day, especially with the daily playlists. The fact that she loves music and enjoys the app made it easier for her to win the Songa Na Milli competition.

Damaris stated that she will be using some of the money she won at the 30 Billion Concert headlined by Nigerian superstar, Davido who will be gracing the country courtesy of Songa By Safaricom, KCARL Entertainment, KISS FM and Classic 105.

Brian Chege, Songa By Safaricom’s head of content and A&R, stated that they came up with the Songa Na Milli idea as an incentive for the fans of the app.

“The chance to win a million is an incentive for non-users to get on the app and discover new music, our vast variety of music genres, playlists, and for users to further engage the app as we push to retain them.”

Brian confirmed that the competition will go on because as the name suggests, the target is to give away a million shillings.

Brian Chege from Songa by Safaricom presents to Damaris her cheque of sh 76,000 for the #SongaNaMili competition
Brian Chege from Songa by Safaricom presents to Damaris her cheque of sh 76,000 for the #SongaNaMili competition

Win up to 1 million shillings on #SongaNaMili, the talk of the town

Are you Kenya’s biggest music connoiseur? Do you know your jams well? Can you tell the name of a song just by listening to one or two or three seconds of it? Do you have Songa by Safaricom on your phone? Fancy winning up to 1 million shillings this November. Here’s why Songa By Safaricom is looking for you!

It’s Kenya’s most exciting promo at the moment and everyone’s obviously over the moon about it. If you’ve got an Android smartphone, then you need to get in to it. Christmas comes early with #SongaNaMili and it’s actually very very easy. In fact, it’s so easy that if you’re good with music, you could win a cool 1 million shillings. Let’s get in to it!

How to play

First, be sure to have Songa by Safaricom on your mobile phone. If you don’t have it yet, click here to download from Google Playstore.

Now, every day at 7.00AM, 9.00AM, 11.00AM, 4.00PM, 6.00PM and 7.00PM, tune in and listen to either Kiss 100, classic 105, East FM, Radio Jambo, Gukena FM or XFM for the 1 second hook. There will be one (1) new daily clue about what the song might be and you can submit your entry by downloading the Songa by Safaricom app which has over 2 million local and international songs.

On the app, you could search for your million shilling song and call in to your favorite radio station, share it and see if you’ve won the cash.

Remember, the cash grows by KES 10,000 every day. It could reach KES 1 million!

First winner

Maureen Tinnie listened in and found the secret song after a diligent search. She won a cool KES 76,000/= after she submitted her entry on Kiss 100 where she heard the promo.

You could be next!

Songa Na Mili First Winner
Songa Na Mili First Winner

The danger of unsafe abortions in Kenya

It’s very tempting to hide our heads in the sand but that would be absolutely unwise. Abortions are happening and Kenyans need to face the reality. Something needs to be done about it urgently and so that lives can be saved.

A report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) found unsafe abortions rampant among adolescents and youth, especially in universities and technical colleges. One Nairobi University student says, “Foetuses are collected from dustbins in universities. Most girls do not seek safe abortion services, including post-abortion care, as they fear being known to have aborted.”

In another report published by safeabortionswomensright.org, it was found that not only are women dying from complications but health professionals are also being affected.

In one case, a nurse received a client that came seeking medical help after a botched abortion and who died soon after. While he insists that the woman had undergone the abortion elsewhere, he was arrested and sentenced to death. He is waiting for an appeal.

In another case, in 2011, a 40-year old woman was held in Murang’a police station for allegedly having an abortion by swallowing chemicals. Instead of getting medical help, she was locked in the cell where she died after developing complications.

In an even more alarming incident, a 21-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to have an abortion. She was marched to the nearby chief’s camp with a crowd assaulting her and calling her names, all while carrying a basin full of blood and the fetus.

Whereas fear of being stigmatised for having an abortion leads to having it done illegally, because there is no after care and because the consequences of doing it are so high, women are less likely to seek medical help causing more deaths. Not only is there a significant loss of life, but there is an additional strain on the already burdened health system.

According to a report by the Ministry of Health and the African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya has spent Sh533 million treating complications of unsafe abortions in public health facilities. It is important to remember that there are many more unreported cases.

Studies demonstrate that it is far more affordable to prevent unwanted pregnancies than it is to treat the complexities that emerge from unsafe abortions. Specialists recommend tending to the drivers of unsafe abortions by upgrading the access to contraceptives, comprehensive sexuality education and honest discussions with adolescents about the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

We should be operating on a “children by choice, not chance” ideology.

Kenyan statistics

In 2014 the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) found that 36 per cent of births in the preceding five years were reported as unintended or mistimed and this figure rises to 47 per cent among adolescents.

The study also found unsafe abortions are estimated to account for 35 per cent of maternal deaths – a figure significantly higher than the global average of 13 per cent. This equates to an average of seven women daily or 2,600 deaths annually.

Abortion is an emotive and extremely divisive issue all over the world, and it is no different in Kenya. Previously, the 1970 Penal Code stated that any person who intended to procure the miscarriage of a woman would be guilty of a felony, liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

It was not until the 2010 Constitution when this was changed with Article 26 (4) stating:

“Abortion is not permitted unless in the opinion of a trained health care professional, if there is need for emergency treatment or the life or health of the mother in in danger, or if permitted by any other written law.”

While therefore legal, there was a lack of guidance which has meant that the circumstances in which abortion was permitted were uncertain. This uncertainty meant that there were three court cases every week where women were charged with having an illegal abortion, and studies showed that 10 out of 20 cases examined involved schoolgirls – some of whom were minors.

“An unsafe abortion is defined as a procedure for terminating an unwanted pregnancy either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment lacking minimal medical standards or both,” says Dr Caroline Tatua, a senior health systems adviser.

According to research conducted by Ipas Health Alliance in Kenya, nearly 500,000 abortions are conducted in Kenya every year, with 20,000 of them in government health centres.

What to do

Studies demonstrate that it is far more affordable to prevent unwanted pregnancies than it is to treat the complexities that emerge from unsafe abortions. Specialists recommend tending to the drivers of unsafe abortions by upgrading the access to contraceptives, comprehensive sexuality education and honest discussions with adolescents about the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancies. We should be operating on a “children by choice, not chance” ideology.

Sarah says, “When I found out I was pregnant, immediately my heart stopped. I knew what people would think. I know they would say that I was careless, but I knew I could not have a child. I was 16, a child myself, but I remembered my sister and I knew I couldn’t do it the way she had. I could not leave my mother on her own.”

For Sarah the memory of her sisters’ death was still fresh in her mind, it was after all, only two years later. She was in the same position as her sister, unable to support a child and unwilling to disappoint her mother.

“I was scared! I thought that they would cut me and that I would die. But I didn’t know who to talk to or where to go. In the end I called the Marie Stopes hotline who sent me to a good clinic where a doctor helped me. He told me what to expect and what I needed to do. I was lucky, it was still early so they gave me some pills,” she adds.

“I think that’s why my sister went to that butcher. She didn’t know what else to do. She didn’t know what would happen. She was scared.

“I don’t regret doing what I did. I know people may judge me, but I could not have had that child. It would not have been fair to the child and myself. I think about it everyday though. Would it have been a boy or girl? What would it have looked like?

“But I know that now I’ve almost finished school, I can get a better job and make enough money to have a family. I know I will never forget it. It was not an easy decision to make, it should not be an easy decision to make. But it was mine.”

While Sarah’s story may have ended on a positive note, lack of access to a safe abortion or even information on reproductive health is resulting in the deaths of thousands of Kenyan women and girls every year.

The World Health Organization recommends the use of four misoprostol tablets and one mifepristone tablet for the safe termination of a pregnancy under nine weeks. A minor surgical procedure can also be used by a trained health professional.

The social stigma around abortion and lack of service delivery policies are pushing women to resort to quacks (backstreet or untrained providers). Unintended pregnancies are the main cause of unsafe abortions. The high number of unwanted pregnancies stems largely from the unmet need for family planning, which currently stands at 18 per cent.

Various organisations offer pregnancy crisis counselling services which can assist women and girls in desperate situations so that they avoid endangering themselves. This matter therefore needs to be brought to the fore, otherwise we shall continue to lose more women and girls over an issue that can be resolved.

Don Moen’s concert: The biggest thing happening in Kenya this month

When it was first announced about two months ago, it took Kenyans by storm. Don Moen is actually among Kenya’s most listened to gospel artists with unforgettable songs like God Will Make a Way (1990), Give Thanks (1993), Celebrate Jesus (1993), Heal Me O Lord (1995) among others.

Don is as popular overseas as he is at home in the U.S. His travels for sold-out concerts and seminars have taken him to Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, and Kenya in 2015.

He is coming to Kenya again with a blockbuster worship concert this weekend accompanied by Lenny LeBlanc and it will be absolutely worth attending.The concert shall feature a live performance and a separate Worship Seminar leaving the audience with new insight into worship.

It all happens this Saturday 11 November at CITAM Karen on Lang’ata road from 5PM.

Guest appearances by Mercy Masika, Rebekah Dawn, Adawnage Worship Factory.

Tickets are available on ticketsasa.com and advance tickets costs Sh2,000/= with tickets at the gate costing Sh2,500/= and gold circle tickets are Sh3,500/=

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About Don Moen

Ask Don Moen what he does, and the answer might surprise you. He won’t say he’s a songwriter even though he’s written more than 100 songs. He won’t say he’s a worship leader even though he’s led worship on every continent but Antarctica and recorded numerous albums. He won’t say he’s a businessman or producer even though he has produced and directed hundreds of successful projects.

If you ask Don Moen why God put him on this planet, he’ll tell you, “To be an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way.” And in more than three decades of ministry, he’s had lots of opportunity to fulfill that purpose.
 His discography reflects his passion to create resources for the church that lead people into an honest and intimate relationship with the Lord. In 2002, his peers recognized that lifelong commitment and presented him with the Ray DeVries Church Ministry Award.

About Lenny LeBlanc

LeBlanc’s name appears on dozens of beloved songs of the church, including the Dove award winning “Above All” which has been recorded by Michael W. Smith, Rebecca Saint James along with country artists Randy Travis and Richie McDonald of Lonestar and the classic “There Is None Like You.” His voice and his compositions are featured on dozens of various worship recordings. He currently lives in Florence, Alabama with his wife Sherrie. Lenny continues to write Christian, pop and country songs, including hits like “Treat Her Right” for Sawyer Brown and “You First” with eight time CMA, “Musician of the Year”, Mac McAnally.

He still travels nationally and internationally as a Christian artist. Lenny’s latest release “Anthology”, is an acoustic collection of his most notable songs along with two new titles “Unchained” and “Hope”. Also included are bonus tracks “You First” and a re-recorded version of his seventies pop hit “Falling”. Looking back over his career and his personal walk, Lenny reflects, “It’s amazing what God has done in my life.”

Electoral preparedness: A statement by the National Police Service

During this electioneering period, the National Police Service assures Kenyans of their commitment to provide a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the 2017 General Elections.

To this effect, the National Police Service has put in place adequate security measures and deployed security teams to secure every part of the country to the best of its ability as it fulfills the mandate of protecting the lives and property of every citizen.

The National Police Service remains impartial and will discharge its duties without fear or favor and with strict adherence to the law. The measures include constant monitoring of the security situation in the country and swift responses aimed at preventing and addressing any emerging security issues.

“We urge members of the public, all candidates together with their supporters, the media and all the other stakeholders, to be vigilant and utilize the engagement and dialogue channels we have put in place to communicate with us”, said Joseph Boinnet, the Inspector General of the National Police Service.

“We equally call upon members of the public, as they have always done, to report any out of ordinary situation or suspicious character to the nearest Police Station or security agent for urgent action to be taken to secure our country now, during and after the general elections”, he added.

“Please call us using our Toll free numbers 999 and 112 whenever you need our assistance from whichever part of the country. We are a listening and responsive Service 24 hours a day”, he further said.

 

This message is brought to you by the Inspector General, National Police Service.

The Classic 105 Home And Auto Expo 2017: Its The Biggest Yet!

The Classic 105 Homes & Auto Expo is an annual event that has been running since 2013 and this year’s is going to be bigger and this will be the best yet!

It runs for 3 days, Friday , Saturday and Sunday at the KICC Tsavo ballroom and will be on this weekend from the 23rd to the 25th of June.

To be part of it, simply dial *297*3# and register.

There are lots of prizes to be won including goods worth Sh300,000/= courtesy of Ramtons, 1/8th of an acre in Nanyuki courtesy of AMG Realtors and a car, courtesy of Prestige Motors.

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This exciting event creates a platform for exhibitors who deal with matters home and cars to showcase their different products.

From land, building materials, already built homes, furnishings, insurance companies and cars.

The expo attracts people who are interested in land ownership, home ownership or both. People who already own homes and would want to renovate, buy a car, or generally keep up with the market. Be it private or commercial property. Financial institutions to assist in financial assistance.

Want more information? Call 0711 046 445

See you at the Home and Auto Expo 2017 at the KICC Tsavo ballroom. If you haven’t registered, remember to dial *297*3# now.

Photos: This Is The Best Photoshoot A Kenyan Upcoming Musician Has Ever Had

When it comes to branding for musicians, visual style has to be a major part of the strategy. Many upcoming Kenyan musicians don’t have stylists, good photographers or a PR team. That is why they struggle with their online and real life identity.

It is in line with this that Kiss TV has organized a really amazing, stylish, clean photo shoot for the finalists in its reality show, The Search.

The photo shoot presents them in a new light, a different picture, far from what they looked like when they were starting out on the show. Being part of the show has not only been a major learning experience but has also created endless opportunities for them.

Between Suzziah, Elvis, Moonboy and Ythera, who do you think will be the winner?

Here are the photos:

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Elvis
Moonboy
Moonboy
Suzziah
Suzziah
Suzziah
Suzziah
Ythera
Ythera
Ythera
Ythera

The finale takes place on 7th May. Remember, you can vote for your best contestant by sending their name to the SMS shortcode 22494. Let’s do this!

You Can Now Vote For The Winner Of The Search On Kiss TV!

The Search on Kiss TV, as we know it, is coming to an epic end. This Sunday, millions of Kenyans will witness exclusive behind the scenes footage of the show mentors working closely with the finalists. They will be giving them coveted tools of trade to enable them compete exceptionally on the show!

This comes after a long, grueling journey that has seen a good 11 contestants go home. This is not to say that they did not have great talent, but simply because they were outdone. It has been a survival for the fittest kind of a show.

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This Sunday, make sure you tune in to Kiss TV and catch the road to the finale. Watch as the four finalists, Suzziah, Elvis, Moonboy and Ythera prepare to battle it out to clinch the top spot on the 7th of May!

Remember, you can vote for your best contestant by sending their name to the SMS shortcode 22494. Let’s do this!

This Is What It Feels Like When You Are About To Get A Million

Imagine this; you are about to be rewarded with a million shillings. What could be better than that feeling? Your mind has to be racing with a thousand thoughts; you deciding what to buy, where to vacation next or even what to do with your life in the long run!

This is exactly the feeling that contestants in Kiss TV’s The Search are engulfed in. The reality show seeks to discover the next big musician in Kenya. In the past weeks, the talents have been showcasing their singing skills for the judges to decide who goes home and who stays on the biggest reality show in Kenya.

This Sunday at 8PM, the judges will decide who stays on, from the four remaining contestants. It is always a tough thing to do, since everyone on the show has exceptional vocal capabilities.

From what it looks like, it’s two ladies against two men. Who will take the 1 million shillings home? Are women better singers or otherwise? Here’s a preview to the show: