Shabana FC players, new signings, owner, manager, history

This is a brief illumination of the Shabana FC history and some interesting facts. Which county is Shabana FC from? Shabana FC is a club based in Kisii County. It’s home stadium is Gusii Stadium.

Shabana FC logo

Shabana FC was founded in 1980. When the club started, it did not have a stadium. It used to train and play at Itierio High School’s grounds. Today, the club plays at Gusii Stadium which is a 24-hour facility.

Shabana FC players
Shabana FC players

Who is the team manager for Shabana FC?

The current team manager for Shabana FC is Jared Sani. According to The Star, Jaren Sani signed new players in 2021 in a bid to return to the Kenya Premier League after being in the National Super League for a while.

Who are the current Shabana FC squad?

Shabana FC players list comprises about 30 active players, including the Shabana FC new signings.

Shabana FC squad

Shabana FC new signings were made in an attempt to improve chances of promotion to the KPL. Among the new signed players are  goalkeepers Frank Lazare and Victor Kamungo, defenders Fredrick Onyango, Fredrick Omollo and Bernard Okinyi, midfielders Peter Ogechi, Frank Ouya, Kevin Odhiambo, Livingstone Ochieng, Samuel Omollo, Bernard Ochieng and Justin Omwando. The striking force includes strikers Yusuf Mohammed, Mathew Momanyi and Victor Juma.

After spending more than four seasons in the second-tier league, NSL, Shabana is currently on the verge of promotion to the KPL since they are leading the table.

Shabana FC kit

The current Shabana F.C squad includes the following personalities

Shabana FC goalkeepers

  • Charles Mogire (captain)
  • Michael Kahagi
  • Willis Odhiambo

Shabana FC defenders

  • Augustus Mukaisi
  • David Juma
  • Erick Otieno
  • Geoffrey Atiel
  • Gregory Nyapala
  • Ibrahim Chimwani
  • Paul Waiharo
  • Wilson Onyancha

Shabana FC midfielder

  • Arnold Mutsoli
  • Confred Ongaki
  • Cornelius Juma
  • David Wathuki
  • Dennis Hamisi
  • Hamisi Hadi
  • Kevin Momanyi
  • Kuria Eddie
  • Marvin Dacha
  • Nelson Matoke
  • Siraj Mohammed
  • Tony Njau Irungu

Shabana forward players

  • Dennis Ongeri
  • Ikechukwu Chukwudi Reginald (Nigerian)
  • Ricky Ngaye
  • Stephen Kinyua Munene
  • Sydney Chavalegi

Shabana results, fixtures, stats

The team has previously registered fair play against Migori Youth, Mount Kenya United, Talanta, and Fortune Sacco, among others.

Who is the current coach of Shabana FC?

Shabana FC’s new coach is Robert Ojienda. The club’s coach believes they missed a promotion slot to the KPL for having relatively inexperienced players. Since the club signed new players who have played in both the NSL and KPL leagues, it has recorded tremendous success even attracting a large fan base among the locals. Just recently, Gusii Stadium was filled to the brim as the club played a match against a coastal competitor. Among the spectators were Governor Simba Arati and former PM Rt. Hon, Raila Amolo Odinga.

The current Shabana FC coach took over from Andrew Kanuli, who assumed the position from Gilbert Selebwa in 2019.

Which league is Shabana in?

Shabana FC is currently playing in the NSL, but they will be promoted at the end of the season if they maintain their current position at the top of the table.

Who owns Shabana FC?

Shabana FC owner Dogo Khan
Shabana FC owner Dogo Khan

Dogo Khan founded Shabana FC in 1980 and he is the owner of the club to date. Shabana FC has its humble history when it started in 1980, more than forty years ago. The club was recognised as a worthy competitor in 1985 when it finished 10th among 18 clubs and rising to the 8th position a year later.

Latest Shabana FC news?

Shabana FC has been making headlines in the recent past. This owing to the imminent return to former glory. Indeed, a team that played in the 1988 African Cup Championships should not be playing the country’s second-tier league.

When Uhuru was still president, he donated a bus to the team.

Shabana FC bus
Shabana FC receiving a bus donation from President Uhuru.

Prominent founding players of Shabana FC

The founding players of the club are now footballing legends having played in the national team and internationally.

Henry Motego

Henry Motego Shabana FC legend

The star is a Kenyan international footballer, formerly a striker in Harambee Stars.

Before joining Shabana, Motego was a player in other teams, including Kenya Breweries and Al-Oruba,

The 56-year-old retired footballer started his footballing career in 1992. Henry Motego comes from Gucha District, Kenya.

Henry Nyandoro

He is the second most respected player from the early days of Shabana. He played for AFC Leopards between 1988 and 1990.

Nyandoro later transferred to Shabana, where he played between 1990 and 1996. The midfielder was part of the 1992 African Cup of Nations.

Unfortunately, the Kisii High school alumni succumbed in 1998 at about 28 years of age, having represented Kenya in 102 international games.

Mike Okoth Origi

The retired Kenyan footballer is a former Shabana striker, formerly a goalkeeper. He later played in Belgium and represented Kenyan in several international competitions.

His son, Divock Origi, succeed the 53-year-old. Divock is a notorious Belgian footballer in the Belgium National team and Liverpool.


List: Top 10 best hotels in Nyeri County

This article contains a list of the best hotels in Nyeri County. Located in the central region of Kenya, Nyeri County is in the former Central Province. Nyeri county has an approximate area of 3,356 square kilometres., with its major towns being Nyeri town, Karatina and Othaya.

Nyeri  Counties attraction points are Aberdare National Park, Chaka ranch, Mount Satima and Mount Kenya National Park.

List of the best hotels in Nyeri County in no particular order:

1. Tree Tops Lodge

Tree Tops Lodge is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. It is an embodiment of luxury. The hotel boasts exquisite furnishings with 32 stardard rooms and 3 suites. For this reason, it is among the best accommodation lodges in Nyeri County. The cost for standard rromms is about kes 18,000.

What to expect? Nature walk, trout fishing, banqueting, lodge animal viewing and horse rides.

Contact: +254 722 207 761.

2. Aberdare Country Club


Aberdare Country Club is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. Located inside a wildlife sanctuary in Mweiga, the Aberdare Country Club is a darling for lovers of nature. It has many facilities and amenities, including a spa with a gym, sauna, steam and massage, horse riding, wedding venues, animal sanctuary, and a free Wi-Fi.

The accommodate charges start from about Kes 15,000.

Contact: 0202101333.

3. The Ark Lodge

The Ark Lodge is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County.

Standard charges for rooms begin from Kes 27,000. The hotel overlooks a watering hole and a salt lick which attract wildlife, making it excellent viewing place for different wildlife.  The hotel’s rooms offer their guests free Wi-Fi, a bathroom, and exquisite furnishings.

The Ark Lodge is also perfect for honey moons and conference meetings.

4. Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

Rhino Watch Safari Lodge is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. It has what is arguably the best view of Mt Kenya. It is also surrounded by three wildlife reserves. The standard charges for rooms in this hotel is about Kes 15,000.

5. Giraffe Ark Game Lodge

Giraffe Ark Game Lodge is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. This hotel is located along the Nyeri-Nyahururu highway (about 3kms from Mweiga). It is also home to conference facilities, camping, swimming, spar and hose riding.

Standard charges for rooms in this hotel range from Kes 12,000.

Contact: 0715486037.

6. Sangare Gardens

Sangare Gardens is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. Sangare Gardens is located along the Nyeri-Nyahururu Highway. It has beautiful gardens that offer excellent views of Mt Kenya and the Aberdare ranges, It also has a nyama choma gazebo. Charges for rooms start from Kes 14,000.

Contact: 0739900070.

8. White Rhino Hotel

The White Rhino is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County.  It offers its customer elegant facilities such as 65 superior rooms, 23 deluxe rooms, 12 executive suites, and penthouse suites, The charges for standard rooms start from about Kes 8,000.

Contact: 0726967315.

9. Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge

Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge is also one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. Its popularity is mainly due to its architectural desing. It has been a place for wedding receptions and lovers of art. It is located next to the Aberdare Ranges, making it an ideal place to visit for rejuvenation and relaxation. Most of the customers in this hotel go for their weddings, honeymoons, and parties.

The average accommodation charge is approximately Kes 10,000.

Contact: 0700 151 480.

10. Naro Moru River Lodge

Naro Moru River Lodge is one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. It is located on the equator and lies between Nyeri and Nanyuki towns. The hotel boasts 46 luxury guest rooms, conference venues, meeting and event facilities, dining areas, a nature trail and bird watching activities.

The average cost of a room in Naro Moru River Lodge is about Kes 12,000.

Contact: 0724 082 754.

Other options if you’re looking for the best hotels in Nyeri County

  • Chaka Ranch
  • Eland Safari hotel
  • Kuniville guest house
  • Green hills hotel
  • Jaqanaz resort
  • Legacy gardens
  • West wood hotel
  • Burgurel kilele guest house
  • Sun guest house

We have provided a list of some of the best hotels you will find in Nyeri County. All the best in your dines and stays.



Conference venues in Nanyuki County

This is a list of the best conference places in Nanyuki County. There are many conference facilities in Nanyuki, which has grown due to the British army base in the region. The town lies on the equator and is in close proximity to the country’s best game reserves and national parks.

Mt Kenya is also a few kilometers from Nanyuki Town.

Below are some of the conference venues in Nanyuki County..

1. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

It is in Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club that you will see magnificent views of Mt. Kenya. It is one of the best hotels to hold conference meetings in Nyeri County. It is also a 5-star hotel with spacious facilities for those looking for executive board rooms and conference venues within Nyeri County.

Location: Nanyuki

Contact: 0111 135600

2. Soames Hotel


3. Peaks Hotel Nanyuki


4. Aberdare Prestige Royal Cottages


5. Esiankiki Resort


6. Kongoni Camp


7. The Warwick Hotel


8. Maiyan Resort


9. Ol Pejeta

10. Sweetwaters Serena

Sportsmans Arms Hotel

The best conference venues in Nyeri County

This is a list of the best conference venues in Nyeri County. Nyeri County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya. The county is found in the former Central Province. Nyeri County is known for its close proximity to Mt. Kenya.

If you are looking to host a small or large conference meeting, Nyeri County could be one of your best bet among the best conference facilities in Kenya.

In this article we list, in no particular order, the some of the best conference venues in Nyeri County.

1. Le Pristine Hotel

Located in Nyeri Town, Le Pristine is a common destination for executives intending to hold conferences within Nyeri County. It is sometimes referred to as the Jewel of Nyeri.

Location: Nyeri Town.

Contacts: 0701 966 937/ 0731 100 201.

2. The White Rhino Hotel

Another conference venue in Nyeri County is The White Rhino Hotel. The hotel offers a luxury meeting experience for its customers.

Location: Kenyatta Road, Nyeri Town.

Contacts: 0726 967 315/ 0736 046 784.

3. The FK Resort

The FK Resort is another conference venue in Nyeri County. It has the capacity to accommodate even the largest events and conferences in the country. The hotel promises utmost privacy and security to its clients.

Location: Nyeri-Nanyuki Junction.

Contact: 0757 553 257.

4. Outspan Hotel

Outspan Hotel is another conference venue in one of the best hotels in Nyeri County. You will expect to find exquisite conference facilities, luxury dining and accommodation in this hotel. It has very spacious and well-furnished rooms.

Location: Along Baden Powell Road.

Contact: 0722 207 762.

5. Golden Gate Hotel

Golden Gate Hotel is a conference facility in Nyeri County, located on the outskirts of Nyeri Town. The facility prides itself in its modern conference rooms that are designed to make delightful experiences for their customers, whether for business or family getaways.

Location: Outskirts of Nyeri Town

Contact: 0707 029 292.

6. Legacy Gardens

Legacy Gardens is a popular conference venue in Nyeri County. It is located in a quiet and peaceful place, making it ideal for conferences, retreats, and chama meetings. Visitors can also perform team building and bonding activities.

Contacts: 0720 687 886/ 0736 687 886.

7. Davis Court

Davis Court is an excellent conference facility and business center in Nyeri County. It is available free of charge for in-house guests with prior booking. The conference venue has a capacity of 20-30 people.

Location: Off Mumbi Road, Within Nyeri CBD.

Contacts: 0702 578 864/ 0770 544 555.

8. The Ark Lodge

The Ark Lodge is a conference venue in Nyeri county, located in the heart of Aberdare National Park. It is a perfect getaway for holding conferences away from the hustle and bustle of towns.

Location: Aberdare National Park

Contacts: 020 210 1333/ 0737 799 990.

These are only some of the best conference facilities in Nyeri County. There are so many options you can pick from depending on price and capacity.



How to fuliza Mpesa in Kenya

Fuliza is a mobile loan service available to Safaricom MPesa users in Kenya. The service is provided through a partnership between Safaricom and NCBA bank.

The Fuliza loan service in Kenya lets Kenyans to overdraw some amount in excess of their available MPesa balance. Each customer is given a fuliza loan limit which dictates the amount they can take in excess at any given time.

Since Kenyans run out of money quite easily, given the state of the economy, the demand for fuliza services and loan apps in general has risen. It is for this reason that we have created this guide to help you know how you can fuliza MPesa in Kenya.

How to fuliza is a question of procedure rather than amount. In other words, it does not matter whether you want to fuliza 300, 500, or 1,000. What determines the amount you can fuliza is your loan limit.

What is the eligibility for Fuliza services in Kenya?

How can you fuliza without Mpesa? The only way you get access to fuliza services is by first being an MPesa customer. So, it is not possible to fuliza without Mpesa in Kenya.

  • To be an M-PESA registered user
  • Have an active Safaricom line for at least six months

Once you meet the above requirements, you can register for fuliza services.

Below are the steps you should take when you want to fuliza

Here is how to get loan from Safaricom Fuliza. First you will need to sign up.

  1. Dial *234# on your mobile phone.
  2. Select option 0, which is Fuliza M-Pesa.
  3. Next, select 1 (yes) To get started
  4. Enter 98 more and 1 to accept Fuliza M-Pesa’s terms and conditions.

After accepting the terms and conditions, you’re receive a message confirming your subscription to the services.

How to check Fuliza loan limit?

To check your loan limit, dial *234*5# on your phone.

How to use Fuliza in Kenya?

It is quite easy to use Fuliza loan service. Usually, when you are signed in, transact on M-PESA and when you have insufficient funds in your account, Safaricom will allow you to use your available loan limit to pay for a service. If you do not have a limit, you won’t receive the option to use the service.

Once you are prompted to pay with Fuliza, select OK and enter your pin to confirm.

Safaricom encourages Kenyans to use Safaricom Mpesa more to increase their loan limits.

Can I buy airtime directly with Fuliza?

When Fuliza was launched, it was not possible to use the services to buy airtime or even withdraw from an Mpesa agent. Currently, it is possible to do so.

To use Fuliza to buy airtime, just do a normal Mpesa transaction.

How to check the Fuliza loan balance

You can also check your Fuliza balance by dialling *234*6*1#.

How to repay fuliza?

Fuliza repayment is automatic. Customers that have a loan with the facility will automatically be deducted all the amount they receive in the Mpesa accounts until it is fully repaid. Each time the loan is repaid, the available fuliza limit increases to match the repaid amount, except when a customer has defaulted on repayment.

What are the daily Fuliza charges?

Being an overdraft, Fuliza is rather expensive. Below are the daily charges depending on the amount you borrow. Mpesa customers can borrow up to Kes 70,000 for 30 days.

Daily Fuliza Charges and Tariffs
Band Tariff Ksh 20% Excise Duty Ksh Total Charges Ksh
0 -100 0 0 0
101-500 2.5  0.5 3
501-1000 5 1 6
1001-1500 18 3.6 21.6
1501-2500 20 4 24
2501-70000 25 5 30

Marion Star Academy

Marion Star Academy is a private primary school in Kisii County. It was founded in 1998 and has grown to be among the most successful primary schools in Kenya. The school is located along the Keumbu – Riondong’a route.

The school’s success has been seen in the exemplary KCPE results recorded year to year.

School Name: Marion Star Academy
Physical Location: Kisii – Keumbu – Riondonga Road
Address: P.O. Box 101 Keumbu
City/Town: Kisii Town
County: Kisii
School Category: Private Primary
School Code:
Phone Number: 0726-279756

ilkay gundogan FA cup

Ilkay Gündogan shoots Manchester City to the FA Cup title

A dream goal after 12 seconds and a volley in the 2nd half: Ilkay Gündogan gave Manchester City victory in the FA Cup final – against their city rivals.

English football champions Manchester City have also won the FA Cup and are on the verge of winning the historic treble. Star coach Pep Guardiola’s team beat local rivals Manchester United 2-1 (1-1) in the final on Saturday thanks to the outstanding German national player Ilkay Gündogan.

Gündogan scored a brace at London’s Wembley Stadium in front of around 90,000 spectators, including FA President Prince William and legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson. The City captain, who has been in good form for months, surprised the United defense after just 12 seconds with a dream goal from 17 meters, the fastest final goal in the history of the traditional cup competition.

Ilkay Gündogan also scores in the 2nd half
After Bruno Fernandes (33rd minute) equalized with a hand penalty, Gündogan (51st), who may be about to leave the Cityzens, took the lead again in the second round. After a free kick by Kevin De Bruyne, Gündogan volleyed and sank the ball in the lower left corner. The 32-year-old even scored a third time, but the goal didn’t count due to being offside.

Man City dominated the game at Wembley for long stretches. Erling Haaland, top scorer in the Premier League with 36 goals, had few ball contacts. It took Man United half an hour to recover after the early shock. Only a razor-thin handball from Jack Grealish and Fernande’s penalty kick brought the Red Devils into play.

Manchester City is also in the Champions League final

In the second half, Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho squandered opportunities for United to equalize while ex-Dortmunders Manuel Akanji and Haaland missed out on the decider for the Cityzens, who featured German keeper Stefan Ortega in goal.

After winning their second title this season, Manchester City will face a third final next Saturday. Pep Guardiola and his team face Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul. So far, Manchester United is the only English club to have won the treble of league, FA Cup and premier class in one season.

Oppo Find X5 Lite

Oppo Find X5 Lite: specs and price in Kenya

The Oppo FIND X5 Lite in Kenya offers a good overall package with a high-resolution camera and a practical quick charge function. In addition, the smartphone scores with many extras, such as the AI ​​color portrait video mode that allows you to make creative videos.

OPPO FIND X5 Lite and the design

The housing texture of the OPPO FIND X5 Lite is fingerprint-proof. The Oppo cell phone is available in modern colors with the housing colors Starry Black and Stairtrails Blue. The Starry Black color scheme offers a shimmering dark blue/black, while Startrails Blue offers a light, shimmering shade. Handling is simplified by the thin housing. Here are the most important data about the design:

  • Housing in Starry Black or Stairtrails Blue
  • Housing surface fingerprint-proof
  • Thickness 7.8 mm
  • Weight only 173 grams

OPPO FIND X5 Lite and the display

With the screen resolution in FHD+, the FIND X5 Lite offers detailed images. The size is generous at 6.4 inches for watching movies and videos. Thanks to the fast refresh rate of 90 Hz, a fast and smooth application can be implemented. Due to the SGS Eye Care certification, the display is easy on the eyes and allows longer periods of use. The display features at a glance:

  • AMOLED display
  • Display size 6.4 inches, i.e. 16.3 cm
  • Display resolution in FHD+, 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Pixel density of 409 ppi
  • Refresh rate of 90 Hz
  • SGS Eye Care certification

OPPO FIND X5 Lite with camera and video

The triple camera of the FIND X5 Lite consists of a high-resolution main camera with 64 MP. With the ultra wide-angle camera, photos can be resolved in 8 MP and the macro camera reaches 2 MP. The selfie cam, on the other hand, offers a resolution of 32 MP. Thanks to AI-supported bokeh functions, good portraits can be created. Videos can be recorded in 4K. Camera and video offer the following features:

  • AI assisted bokeh features
  • Main camera with 64 MP
  • ultra wide-angle camera with 8 MP
  • macro camera with 2 MP
  • videos in 4K

Processor and performance in the FIND X5 Lite

The processor is the Mediatek Dimension 900, which clocks at up to 2.4 GHz. A total of 8 cores ensure good performance. This processor drives the system with 8 GB of RAM. The storage is 256 GB and can be expanded to 1 TB via microSD.

Battery performance

The battery capacity is 4500 mAh. With the integrated power-saving function, it can be used throughout the day. Thanks to the fast charging function, the FIND X5 Lite runs for about 2 hours after just 5 minutes of charging. Full battery power is reached after about 30 minutes.

Networks, connectivity, sensors

With regard to networks and connectivity, the FIND X5 Lite supports all modern standards. This includes the fast 5G, Bluetooth 5.2 and dual SIM. The microSD is also supported. Other interfaces include a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. The choice of sensors points to a good standard, since in addition to the pedometer there is also an accelerometer and a gyroscope.

Technical specifications

  • memory card slot:  1TB
  • Internal storage: 256GB
  • processor: Mediatek Dimension 900
  • processor cores: 8th
  • clock frequency: 2.4GHz
  • random access memory (RAM): 8GB
  • operating system: Android
  • height (cm): 16.06cm
  • depth (cm): 0.781 cm
  • width (cm): 7.32 cm
  • display type: AMOLED
  • screen size (cm): 16.33 cm
  • Screen size (inches): 6.43 in inches
  • Pixel Density (ppi): 409
  • talk time (h): 4500
  • fast charging function: Yes
  • Front camera (MP): 32 megapixels
  • Main camera (MP): 64 megapixels
  • 5G: 700MHz, 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz, 2600MHz, 3500MHz, 3700MHz, 39GHz, 28GHz
  • LTE 4G: 700Mhz, 800Mhz, 850Mhz, 900Mhz, 1700Mhz, 1800Mhz, 1900Mhz, 2000Mhz, 2100Mhz, 2300Mhz, 2500Mhz, 2600Mhz
  • UMTS: 850Mhz, 900Mhz, 1700Mhz, 1900Mhz, 2100Mhz
  • GSM: 850Mhz, 900Mhz, 1800Mhz, 1900Mhz
  • connectivity: LTE + Wifi
  • NFC: Yes
  • Cell phone can be used with any SIM card: Yes
  • Waterproof: IPX4
  • Characteristics: Water protection, dual SIM, memory slot, NFC, LTE, sleep tracking, navigation

Price in Kenya

The Oppo Find X5 Lite Prices in Kenya start at Kes 49,400 to Kes 73,700

Infinix NOTE 30 series official images

Infinix launches Note 30 series: specs and price in Kenya

Infinix is among the popular phone brands in Kenya. The Note 30 series will have four models when it will be launched on the 2nd of June. These include Note 30 Play (NFC), Note 30 LTE, Note 30 Pro, and Note 30 5G.

With the anticipated launch, Infinix hopes to target the Kes 30,000 price range in Kenya by offering impressive specs at an affordable price.

Some of the anticipated features of the Infinix Note 30 series will include the All-Round FastCharge technology which brings 68W Fast Charging (wired) and 15W wireless fast charging to the NOTE 30 Pro. The Note 30 LTE and Note 30 5G will be supporting 45W charging.

Wireless charging has been a feature of premium phones for a long time. Thus, the Note 30 series will be the first in its class in Kenya to offer the feature at a lower price. Whats more, the wireless charge will also be included in the box for Infinix customers.

Note 30 series will have MediaTek chipsets as follows:

  • Note 30 Play: Helio G37,
  • and the Note 30 and Note 30 Pro: Helio G99

The mobile phones users should expect to experience smooth and efficient performance capabilities due to the chipsets and the UFS 2.2 storage and LPDDR LP4X RAM.

Infinix NOTE 30 Pro in Kenya
Some features of the Infinix NOTE 30 Pro in Kenya

Display technology

Another important highlight of the NOTE 30 series is the AMOLED screen which comes with 360Hz touch samplng rate and 900 nits of brightness so that the gadget can display excellent visuals. The AMOLED screen will be a feature of the NOte 30 Pro. The other models will have LCD screens with 6.78″ and 120Hz refresh rates for smooth scrolling and responsive touch experiences.

Infinix Note 30 series photography

For those that love photography, the Infix Note 30 series does not disappoint with the camera systems. The models boast 108MP for the Note 30 Pro and the NOTE 30 5G, and 64MP for the Note 30 LTE main cameras. Note 30 Play offers a 16MP primary lens. Each device has different auxiliary lenses to enhance photography capabilities, including depth sensors and AI lenses. Selfie enthusiasts will be pleased with the 32MP front-facing camera on the Note 30 Pro, while the other models offer 16MP or 8MP selfie cameras.

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28
LAUNCH Announced 2023, May 22
Status To be released 2023, 2nd June
BODY Dimensions 168.6 x 76.6 x 8.6 mm (6.64 x 3.02 x 0.34 in)
Weight 219 g
Build Glass front, plastic frame, glass or leather back
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD, 120Hz, 580 nits (peak)
Size 6.78 inches, 109.2 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels (~396 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 13
Chipset Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MC2
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Triple 64 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2″, 0.7µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1440p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Features LED flash, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Tuned by JBL
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Yes
Positioning GPS
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Type Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging 45W wired
MISC Colors Obsidian Black, Interstellar Blue, Sunset Gold
Models X6833B
TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 374263 (v9)
GeekBench: 1792 (v5.5), 1971 (v6.0)
GFXBench: 12fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: 1521:1 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -26.9 LUFS (Good)
Battery life
Endurance rating 119h

Xavi wants to talk to Messi about Barca return

FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández wants to support the return of Argentinian world champion Lionel Messi.

“I’ll talk to him,” said the coach of the Spanish soccer champions in an interview with “Sport”. “There is absolutely no doubt. If Messi came back it would help our football a lot. I also told the president (of FC Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta) that.”

Asked if Barcelona would change their game tactics for Messi, Xavi said: “No, it would be the same idea, the same model. Messi could play in many different positions at Barca.” But the decision to return depends solely on Messi. “He still has years at a high level ahead of him,” said Xavi confidently.

Messi’s contract expires in summer

At the same time, he paid tribute to the performance of the team that had already secured the Spanish championship title early on. “This title has special meaning because we won it without the best footballer at this club and in the world,” said Xavi.

Two years ago, heavily indebted FC Barcelona simply could not afford Messi anymore. In tears, he said goodbye to the club of his life after 21 years to move to Paris Saint-Germain. His contract there expires at the end of the season. The 35-year-old is not only associated with Barça, but also with an engagement in Saudi Arabia.

Signs and symptoms of depression: how is it manifested?

How do you recognize depression? The following three main symptoms are typical of the disease:

  1. Depressed Mood : Those affected suffer greatly from a deep depression. The depressed mood is almost continuous, severe, and lasts for at least two weeks.
  2. Inner emptiness and loss of interests : It is also characteristic that those affected feel neither joy nor other feelings. Inside they feel empty and dead of feeling. Interest in social contacts, work and hobbies disappears. Attempts at encouragement by fellow human beings have no effect. Positive experiences do not improve mood.
  3. Restlessness and tiredness : Depressed people have difficulty or are unable to cope with everyday tasks. You feel constantly mentally and physically exhausted. Even getting up in the morning becomes difficult, so that some do not even get out of bed because of their depression. Fatigue becomes the norm.

The following secondary symptoms are also typical of depression:

  • Strong self-doubt
  • feelings of guilt and self-reproach
  • Concentration and attention disorders
  • Extreme need for sleep or difficulty sleeping
  • Strong restlessness and inner agitation
  • loss of sexual interest

Depression Symptoms in Men

Men are less likely to be diagnosed with depression. Part of the reason is that the condition often manifests differently in men than in women. Aggression, severe irritability, poor impulse control and low stress tolerance are common side effects here.

Many affected men also take more risks than usual, for example driving a car much too fast. They often drink more alcohol than usual or smoke more. They blame their fellow human beings and are dissatisfied with themselves and the world. One reason for this may be that they feel weak and unmanly because of the depressive feelings and therefore act out their feelings differently.

Attention, risk of suicide!: In severe depression, the negative thoughts sometimes become so strong that suicidal thoughts arise. There is a risk of suicide!


Physical symptoms of depression

Depression is often accompanied by physical complaints that have no recognizable organic cause. Such symptoms are called somatic. Typical physical symptoms include:

  • cardiovascular problems
  • headache and back pain
  • stomach and bowel problems
  • sleep disorders
  • Loss of appetite, more rarely: increased appetite
  • morning low
  • sexual reluctance

Somatization disorder

Sometimes the physical complaints are so much in the foreground that the depression is not recognized immediately. Doctors then speak of a somatic syndrome. The physical symptoms appear in phases and subside as the depression is treated.

If the doctor cannot find an organic cause for the symptoms, he will uncover the hidden depression as the actual cause by asking specific questions. If this is the case, he will diagnose a so-called somatization disorder. This does not mean that the patients only imagine the symptoms, but only that the depression manifests itself in physical form.

Delusions and hallucinations in depression

A major depressive episode is sometimes accompanied by delusions and hallucinations . The patients then suffer, for example, from delusions of persecution or obsessive thoughts . Such delusional depression is particularly difficult to treat. In addition to antidepressants, antipsychotic medications are also used.

Endogenous and exogenous depression

A few years ago, depression was divided into endogenous and exogenous depression, depending on the suspected causes. These terms are no longer common in the professional world, but are otherwise still widespread.

An endogenous depression was a depression without a recognizable external trigger or organic cause. This form of the disease was attributed to altered metabolic processes in the brain, for example due to a corresponding genetic predisposition.

If, on the other hand, a specific trigger for a depression seemed to be recognizable, one spoke of an exogenous depression . The terms “reactive depression” or “depressive reaction” were also frequently used. When mental stress was assumed to be the cause of reactive depression, this was referred to as ” psychogenic depression” .

How is depression treated?

Depression is generally considered to be curable. However, this does not mean that all patiens will get rid of their depression or not have a recurrence (recurrent depression). Since the suffering of those affected is often great, it is important that depression is treated promptly and professionally. In addition, the therapy becomes more difficult after a longer period of time. The risk of the disease becoming chronic is increasing.

Depending on the severity of the illness, depression is usually treated with psychotherapy, antidepressant medication, or a combination of both. Combination therapy is particularly indicated for chronic and recurrent depression. Experts also recommend a combination of both treatment approaches for severe depression.

Psychotherapy for depression

Psychotherapy requires months of patience and commitment on the part of the patient. However, those who get involved often overcome their depression in the long term and improve their overall mental stability.

There are many psychotherapeutic options for people with depression. The health insurers cover the costs for psychotherapy based on depth psychology , analytical psychotherapy ( psychoanalysis ) and systemic therapy.

Classical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy based on depth psychology belong to the group of psychodynamic psychotherapies. They are based on the idea that depression is often triggered by experiences of loss and hurt that have not been properly processed. These are processed during the course of therapy.

Cognitive behavioral therapy – an extension of classic behavioral therapy – is also used to treat depression. With the help of the therapist, the patient looks for ways to get out of the depression. Among other things, negative thoughts, patterns and beliefs are uncovered, checked for accuracy and, if necessary, replaced by new, more positive ways of thinking.

Other forms of psychotherapy for depression

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a short-term therapy method that was specially developed for the treatment of depressive disorders. It combines therapeutic concepts from behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. An important goal of therapy is to learn skills and strategies for dealing with conflicts that contribute to the development or maintenance of depression.

Depression treatment: therapy with drugs

Antidepressants are usually prescribed for more severe depression or when the patient refuses psychotherapy. It can be used to successfully treat the symptoms of depression. However, the effect of the medication often only sets in after a few weeks.

Examples of medications used to treat depression include:

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) : They increase the level of the “happiness hormone” serotonin in the brain and thus have a mood-enhancing effect.
Tricyclic antidepressants: They inhibit the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO): This active ingredient blocks the enzyme monoamine oxidase, which breaks down the messenger substances norepinephrine and serotonin.
Although lithium is not a classic antidepressant, it is often used as a mood stabilizer in depression.
St. John’s wort preparations have a mood-enhancing effect and are mainly used for mild to moderate depression.

Electroconvulsive therapy

In many cases, electroconvulsive therapy can be used to treat depression where medication and psychotherapy fail. A short “epileptic seizure” is triggered under short-term anesthesia by electrical impulses. This idea may be frightening at first. In fact, however, the patient is not aware of the procedure and the risks are low.

Awake therapy

For awake therapy, patients must remain awake the second half of the night or all of the night. This method does not cure the depression, but the symptoms are relieved in the short term. Patients are feeling well for the first time in a long time, albeit for a short time. Not only is this a tremendous relief, it gives them renewed hope that they may actually be able to overcome their depression. And a hopeful attitude contributes to the success of the therapy.

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new technique that can be considered when depression cannot be treated with medication. Various areas in the front right or left hemisphere of the brain are stimulated by magnetic fields. This painless treatment is carried out in a clinic for ten to 30 minutes a day for three to six weeks.

Self-help assistance with depression

Recent studies come to the conclusion that offers of help without direct contact with the therapist are also helpful. One option is self-help guides. Those affected read a lot of the information themselves and only occasionally have contact with an expert who supports them. This helps, for example, to bridge the waiting time until therapy.

Internet-based therapies and apps

Another option for people with depression is professional counseling via the Internet. The therapy is carried out using a special computer program. There are now also so-called depression apps and chatbots that make it easier to deal with depression. They are based on elements of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Exercise as an antidepressant

Get out of the house, get out of depression: experts recommend regular physical training for depression. This can significantly reduce depressive symptoms – both in the short term and in the longer term. In fact, regular exercise works as well as an antidepressant for some patients. Because it reduces stress and may have a positive effect on the levels of messenger substances in the brain (e.g. serotonin and noradrenaline).

The psychological effect of sport may have an even greater effect: through physical activity, patients break out of the spiral of listlessness and withdrawal. Self-esteem is strengthened, hopelessness suppressed. Anyone who does sport in a group also benefits from the sense of community and social contact, which is otherwise becoming increasingly rare in the case of depression.

Inpatient or outpatient therapy for depression?

A mild or moderately severe depressive phase can often be treated with outpatient psychotherapy. A stay in a clinic is necessary, especially in the case of severe depression. The combination of drug treatment, a wide range of psychotherapeutic therapies and intensive care in the clinic helps patients to return to a structured daily routine.

How is depression diagnosed?

If you are concerned that you are suffering from depression, you should urgently contact your family doctor or a psychiatrist or psychotherapist directly. The doctor will first talk to you in detail in order to take your medical history ( anamnesis ).

The following questions, aimed at typical symptoms of depression, are often part of this initial consultation:

  • Has your mood often been depressed or depressed in the past few weeks?
  • Have you often felt unhappy lately?
  • Have you often been listless and tired lately?
  • Have you had a lot of self-doubt, guilt, or negative thoughts lately?
  • Do you suffer from insomnia?
  • Have you had trouble concentrating lately?
  • Has your appetite changed recently?
  • How long have these symptoms lasted?

The diagnosis is more difficult when physical symptoms are the main focus. Many patients complain of headaches, backaches, abdominal pains and cardiovascular problems. Describe all symptoms to the doctor in as much detail as possible.

Physical exams for diagnosis of depression

Various examinations make it possible to rule out physical causes of depression symptoms. This includes a blood test , possibly also a computed tomography (CT) of the brain. Because sometimes depressive symptoms can be traced back to, for example, low blood sugar levels, a lack of vitamin B12 , substance abuse, dementia , hypothyroidism or changes in the brain.

If the suspicion of depression is confirmed, the doctor will refer you to a specialized clinic or an outpatient psychiatrist or psychotherapist.

What types of depression are there?

There are different forms of depression. They differ, among other things, in the type and frequency of the symptoms, the cause and personality-specific characteristics:

Unipolar Depression

Unipolar depression is considered the “classic version”: Typical depression symptoms such as sadness and listlessness occur over a period of several weeks or months. Such a depressive episode often passes, especially thanks to therapy. However, after a period without symptoms, there is a risk that another depressive episode will occur.

Bipolar depression

In bipolar depression or bipolar disorder, depressive episodes alternate with manic phases. Typical features of mania are an excessive feeling of high, overexcited behavior and excess.


In dysthymia, the depressive symptoms are less pronounced but are present for a long time. Therefore, this form is also referred to as “chronic depression”. Symptoms must have been present for at least two years to make a diagnosis.

Depression in children and adolescents

Depression also affects children and young people. It often manifests itself in them through symptoms such as sadness, withdrawal, but also tantrums. In particular, puberty as a time of upheaval with hormonal turbulence and stress makes young people particularly susceptible to depression.

Old age depression

For many people, growing old is a process that entails losses above all: Retiring from professional life and the feeling of no longer being needed plunges many into a void. This sets the stage for depression for some people.

Postnatal depression

Some women develop depression after childbirth . Doctors then speak of postnatal depression or postpartum depression. Colloquially it is also called postpartum depression . In some cases, depression also occurs for the first time during pregnancy.

What is depression? Overview, causes and prevention

Depression is a serious mental illness that occurs at any age . The patients feel very depressed, lose their interests and are exhausted and listless. The disease is long-standing and rarely gets better on its own without treatment. How do you recognize depression, which forms of depression are there and which therapies help? Read everything you need to know about it here!

Quick overview of depression

Symptoms : Main symptoms are deep depression, loss of interest and listlessness; Side symptoms include insomnia, self-doubt, feelings of guilt, difficulty concentrating
Causes and risk factors : partly genetic predisposition, mental injuries, disturbed messenger metabolism in the brain , stress
Diagnostics: anamnesis interview, physical examinations
Treatment : Various forms of psychotherapy , medication (antidepressants)
Course and prognosis: Depression is curable. The probability of recurrence after a depressive episode without prevention is about 50 to 75 percent.
Prevention: stress reduction, sport, maintaining social contacts.

What is depression?

Depression is a mental disorder that makes people feel depressed and lacking in motivation. In addition, there are often symptoms such as low self-esteem, feelings of guilt, sleeping disorders and poor concentration . Depression usually severely impacts those affected, restricts their everyday life, puts a strain on romantic relationships and, in some patients, leads to incapacity to work – in the worst case even to suicide.

Incidence of depression in Africa

According to, it is estimated that 29.19 million people, which forms 9% of 322 million in Africa, suffer from depression. Over 7 million of these are in Nigeria (3.9% of 322 million).

The WHO reports that about 5% of adults in the world suffer from depression.

What causes depression?

How depression develops has not yet been fully elucidated. Doctors assume that several factors always play together. These include biological, genetic and psychosocial triggers. The extent of the influence of the various factors varies from case to case.

Genetic Influences

Twin and adoption studies have shown that depression also has a genetic root. The risk of developing depression is 50 percent higher if other first-degree relatives already have the disease. For example, if a mother has a depressive disorder, this is a risk factor for the child, especially if the disorder started at an early age.

Vulnerability: Susceptibility to depression

Vulnerability describes how susceptible a person is to a mental disorder. For people with high vulnerability, even a little stress can lead to depression. If, on the other hand, vulnerability is low, people manage to cope well with even very stressful events. Such people are called resilient . Not only the objective severity of the stress decides whether a person suffers from depression, but the ability to deal with it.

The experiences that a person has made in his life have a significant influence on this. For example, people who have experienced traumatic experiences such as abuse or neglect in childhood have a particularly high risk of developing depression. But it is also crucial which skills a person has acquired in order to cope with stressful situations.

Disturbed messenger metabolism in the brain

Nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other via electrical impulses and messenger substances, so-called neurotransmitters. There are indications that this so-called cerebral metabolism is altered during depression.

A disturbed norepinephrine or serotonin level in the brain tissue may be partly responsible for depression. If these messenger substances are not in balance, this disrupts the exchange between the nerve cells. And that in turn affects feelings and thoughts negatively.

Irregulated stress hormones

Other approaches to explaining the cause of depression focus on a dysregulation of the stress hormones adrenaline , noradrenaline and cortisol . In particular, depressed people have been found to have elevated cortisol levels. Such a condition can be considered as a trigger for depression, but also as its consequence.

Stress as a trigger

Stress plays a crucial role in the development of depression. Conversely, depression itself also causes stress – for example, because the illness reduces a lot of quality of life. Some phases of life are inherently associated with increased stress. These include, for example, puberty or retirement. In such phases, the risk of depression increases.

Significant life events are also stressful. This includes negative experiences such as job loss, separation or a serious illness. However, positive events also cause stress: For example, a promotion, the birth of a child or a wedding also increases the likelihood of developing depression.

In fact, people with depression often report difficult events before the onset of the illness. In many other cases, however, depression appears to appear out of nowhere.

Negative thought patterns

It’s not always fate or genes: personal attitudes towards life also have an impact on the risk of depression. People who think badly of themselves and the world and see pessimism about the future are more likely to become depressed. Good self-esteem and optimism, on the other hand, protect against depression.

Risk factor female gender

Women are about twice as likely to suffer from depression as men. One possible explanation is that women are more at risk due to hormonal fluctuations. Such hormone fluctuations occur, for example, in the course of the menstrual cycle and during and after pregnancy.

In addition, depression in men is discovered less frequently. Some are reluctant to show weakness and seek help. However, they also sometimes have atypical symptoms such as aggressive and excessive behavior, which makes diagnosis difficult.

Physical illnesses and depression

Some physical illnesses promote depression. Diseases of the brain and hormonal imbalances in particular affect the emotional world. The latter include hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism or what is known as Cushing’s syndrome , in which the adrenal glands release excessive amounts of cortisol – the result is often a depressive phase.

Serious and chronic illnesses are also a constant burden on the psyche. People who suffer from cancer, severe cardiovascular diseases or diabetes often develop depression. It is also possible that the drugs used for treatment or the physiological processes associated with the disease increase the risk of depression.

Conversely, depression has an unfavorable influence on the course of such diseases or even promotes their development. With such a combination of physical and mental illnesses, it is always important to treat the mental and physical suffering equally.

Medicines and drugs

Taking certain medications also occasionally affects mood. These include cardiovascular drugs such as beta blockers, cortisone and related substances, hormonal contraceptives and some neurological drugs such as antiepileptics and anti-Parkinson drugs.

Drugs such as alcohol, cannabis and other substances that influence the psyche also promote the onset of depression.

How does depression progress?

Depression progresses very differently from person to person. Consistent treatment helps most people who suffer from depression. The therapy makes it possible to break through depressive episodes or to let them subside completely. Depression is considered curable.

If left untreated, however, there is a high probability that depression will persist for months or years. This is especially true for major depression. The earlier treatment begins, the better the outlook.

About half of people who have had a depressive episode will relapse. For people with severe depression, the figure is 75 percent. With each relapse, the likelihood of further depressive phases occurring increases. Chronic depression is particularly difficult to cure. They often become lifelong companions and require constant treatment.

How can depression be prevented?

There are many factors that contribute to depression. Not all can be turned off. In order to strengthen your own mental health and thus possibly reduce the risk of depression, it is advisable to reduce stress.

A stable social network also has a protective effect. Therefore, maintain regular contact with friends and exchange ideas about worries and problems.

Sport and regular exercise have proven themselves in the therapy of depression and make a contribution to preventing the development of depression.

Nairobi is the the best place to live in Kenya.

Best places to live in Kenya: popular cities & towns

Kenya is among the world’s best countries with excellent Safari destinations. In Kenya, you will expect to find high quality coffee, an interesting cultural heritage, beautiful beaches and a favourable climate.

When you visit Kenya, or are a citizen, you will realize the different species of wildlife available to view. Some of the wildlife you can expect to see in Kenya are rhinos, elephants, lions, giraffes, and many more.

Kenya is located in the east cost of Africa. It is a relatively large nations with 47 countries. Finding the perfect place to stay in Kenya can be daunting for even the locals. This article is meant to give  you an idea of the best place to live in Kenya.

Top 10 places to live in Kenya

1st place: Nairobi

Nairobi is the the best place to live in Kenya.
Nairobi is the the best place to live in Kenya.

Nairobi is the the best place to live in Kenya. It is the capital of the country and home to more than 4 million people. There are several estates and neighborhoods within Nairobi that any person can live, regardless of their economic status.

Nairobi is home to many international bodies and embassies. It is has a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.

2nd place: Mombasa

Mombasa is the second best place to live in Kenya.
Mombasa is the second best place to live in Kenya.

Mombasa is the second best place to live in Kenya. It is one of the four cities of Kenya. Other cities include Nairobi, Nakuru, and Kisumu. Mombasa is the most popular city within Kenya for people that love to visit the coast of the Indian Ocean. Other places where one can experience the coast include Ukunda, Diani, Watamu, Kilifi, and Malindi.

Mombasa has a rich history with several luxury hotels and resorts and a number of expat communities. It is also home to a port that serves other landlocked countries in the region as well as many international businesses.

3rd place: Nakuru

Nakuru City is the third best place to stay in Kenya
Nakuru City is the third best place to stay in Kenya.

Nakuru City is the third best place to stay in Kenya. It was recently elevated to city status by former President Uhuru Kenyatta. Nakuru is located in the Great Rift Valley and is one of the best places for tourists. It is home to the most popular tourist attractions in the country, such as the Lake Nakuru National Park. Nakuru City also has numerous international schools and an expat community.

4th place: Ukunda, Diani, Watamu, or Malindi

Diani is one of the best place to live in Kenya.
Diani is one of the best place to live in Kenya.

The fourth best place to live in Kenya is a ties between the coastal towns of Ukunda, Diani, Watamu, and Malindi. These towns are great for the people in relationships as many honeymoons and weddings happen in these towns.

5th place: Kisumu

Kisumu is one of the best place to live in Kenya.
Kisumu is one of the best place to live in Kenya.

The fifth best place to live in Kenya is Kisumu. Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Kisumu. It is home to an international airport and the famous Lake Victoria. There are also many hotels and resorts within the city.

6th place: Kisii

Kisii is the sixth best place to live in Kenya. The town is home to numerous night clubs, luxurious hotels and resorts. It has a favorable climate and friendly people. The town is hilly and great for landscape photos.

7th place: Machakos

Machakos town is the seventh best place to live in Kenya.

8th place: Eldoret

Eldoret town is the eighth best place to live in Kenya.

9th place: Thika Road

Thika is among the best place to live in Kenya.
Thika is among the best place to live in Kenya.

Thika Roa is the ninth best place to live in Kenya. It comprises the areas along the Thika Superhighway, including Runda, Ruiru, Thika, Thome estate, Garden estate, and Muthaiga.

Ruiru is among the best place to live in Kenya.
Ruiru in Kiambu County

10th place: Naivasha

Naivasha is one of the best place to live in Kenya.
Naivasha is one of the best place to live in Kenya.

Naivasha town is the tenth best place to live in Kenya.

11th place: Limuru

Limuru town is the eleventh best place to live in Kenya.

12th place: Nanyuki

Nanyuki is one of the best place to live in Kenya.
Nanyuki is one of the best place to live in Kenya.

Nanyuki town is the twelfth best place to live in Kenya. Nanyuki is located to the north of Mount Kenya and the equator passes through it. It is home of the British Army Training Unity and a gateway to several wildlife spots like the Sosian Game Ranch, Mt. Kenya, Aberdare Ranges, and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Nanyuki is one of the best places to live in Kenya
Apartments in Nanyuki

Nanyuki town is also home to several prestigious hotels resorts, vacation homes, and restaurants. Several expats in Nanyuku have bought land to settle permanently.

13th place: Nyeri


Nyeri town is the thirteenth best place to live in Kenya. Nyeri town is about an hour from Nanyuki town. Nyeri town is also home to several tourist attractions such as the Aberdare National Park, Nyeri Museum, and Boden Powell Museum. It is popular for being close to the Mt. Kenya and has a serene environment and fresh air which can be attributed to the Mt Kenya Forest.


Kenyan football fans

The most popular sport in Kenya

Kenya is a member of the East African Community. Sporting activities have been ingrained in its culture since prehistory, with native traditional sports and exotic sports. Kenya can use sports as a means to reconnect with its diverse ethnic groups as well as receive international acknowledgement.

Some of the traditional sports in Kenya include:

  • wrestling
  • racing
  • hunting, and
  • board games

With all the sport available for Kenyans, athletics is the one that has received international success. Athletics has placed Kenya’s name in the map of the world. Some of the most prominent athletes from Kenya include:

  • Naftal Temu
  • Amos Biwott
  • Kip Keino
  • Pamela Jalimo
  • Samwel Wanjiru
  • Kipchoge Keino
  • Tegla Laroupe
  • Catherine Ndereba
  • Paul Tergat
  • David Rudish
  • Hellen Obiri
  • Vivian Cheruiyot (Laureus Sportswoman of the Year 2012)

Because of these personalities, Kenya has received impressive medals in international competitions like the Olympics.

However, even as Kenya succeeds in the athletics, it is not the most popular sport in Kenya. In fact, the most loved sport in Kenya is football and yet the national team, Harambee Stars, has had little success at the international arena.

Below are the most popular sports in Kenya

1st Place: Football

Football is definitely the most poupular sport in Kenya and its popularity can be seen in every village and estate. Young Kenyans will gather and play some sort of football with some adjustments in rules and field sizes. Adults will gather in clubs and at their homes following the live coverage of their favorite sports clubs in the world. When Harambee Stars, the national football team, plays with other nations, Kenyans are always there for their country. When such games are played at home, the stadium is always filled to the brim with supporters and fan merchandise. Some footballers are also pretty popular internationally, including Michael Olunga, Victor Wanyama, Denis Oliech, and Francis Kahata. There are three leagues in Kenya, with the Kenyan Premier League being a fully professional league. Others combine both professional and semi-professional clubs.

2nd Place: Athletics

As a non-citizen, Kenya will not be the first thing you think of when Kenya is mentioned. You may not even think of the country at all. However, athletics is one sport that has made the most impact internationally. While athletics is not the most popular sport in Kenya, it is the most successful sport in Kenya, followed by Rugby Union. Kenyans have dominated all the categories in the athletics: cross country, field, track, and marathon.

3rd Place: Rugby Union

Another successful sport in Kenya is the Rugby Union, commonly known as simply rugby. The sport is popular among the most elite high schools in Kenya as not all schools support it. Rugby in Kenya was introduced at the beginning of the 20th century when settlers played the first match in Mombasa. Rugby Union is currenlty a very popular sport in Kenya with over 50,000 licensed players in the coutnry. Kenya’s rugby icons include Oscar Osir, Roger Akena, Edward Rombo, Paul Murunga, Humphrey Kayange, Collins Injera, Willy Ambaka, and many more. Nairobi also hosts the annual Safari Sevens tournament, which makes the sport even more popular in Kenya.

4th Place: Volleyball

Volleyball is a popular sport in Kenya, albeit among the younger generation. In the past three decades, Kenyan clubs have won more than ten African championships. The women’s national team has also seen international success with more than nine continental titles to its cabinet. Among the popular basketball players in Kenya are Sharon Chepchumba, Jane Wairimu, Agriina Kundu, Violet Makuto, Noel Murambi and many others.

5ht Place: Basketball

Basketball is also another popular sport in Kenya, whose popularity is growing by the day. In the mid-80s and -90s, the Kenyan national basketball team qualified for the African Basketball Championship, getting to the semi-finals in the 1993. Currently, talented basketball players play around the world where the sport is more popular. Most popular basketball players in Kenya are Onono Fredrick, Victor Bosire, Joseph Ongoro, Griffin Ligare, Koronga Okall, etc.

Kenyans love watching and supporting various sporting activities. It is a lifestyle that has been ingrained in its culture. To recap, the most popular sports in Kenya are football, athletics, rugby, volleyball, and basketball.



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Zari Hassan biography: education, children, career, net worth

  • Full name: Zarinah Hassan
  • Nickname: Zari Hassan and Zari The Boss Lady
  • Date of birth: 23rd of September, 1980
  • Place of birth: Jinja, Uganda
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Nationality: Ugandan
  • Children: Five (Pinto, Quincy, Didy, Prince Nillan, Tiffah Dangote).
  • Occupation: Singer, entrepreneur, and influencer
  • Parents: Nasur Hassan and the late Halima Hassan
  • Siblings: Two (Zuleha Hassan and Zara Hassan)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $8 million

Zari Hassan birth, family, and siblings

Born in 1980 to a diverse heritage, Zari has the looks of both her links. Her maternal grandfather is Indian, her maternal grandmother is Ugandan, and the maternal grandmother is Burundian. Her late mother succumbed due to a heart related illness. Zari was was born in a family of two other siblings.

Zari Hassan education background

The Ugandan socialite, with very strong ties to Tanzania and South Africa, attended a renowned primary school in Jinja town where she passed with flying colors. She was then to join Jinja Girls’ High School for her high school diploma. Later on, she pursue a diploma course in cosmetology in London, UK.

Zari Hassan career and awards as a musician

Zari The Boss Lady recorded her hit song ‘Oliwange’ (2007) which made her popular. She was later nominated and won the Channel O awards as the best African Video of the year. The event happened in Johannesburg South Africa.

Zari Hassan the boss lady
Zari Hassan (The Boss Lady)

Zari Hassan dating and marriage life.

Who is Zari dating? She has been on-and-off relationships. Some have been long-term, but none has been successful.

Zari has been linked to different prominent people. But when we first knew her, she was engaged to Ivan Ssemwanga who she got married to in 2004. They two were blessed with three children (Pinto, Quincy, and Didy) in their marriage of 12 years.

Zarinah with her late husband Ivan Ssemwanga
Zari Hassan with Ivan Ssemwanga

Ivan Ssemwanga, her ex-husband, was a Ugandan billionaire who had invested in East Africa and South Africa. In 2012, Ivan and Zari Hassan divorced and five years later, Ivan Ssemwanga succumbed to a stroke in Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

The two got divorced in 2012 due to physical abuse allegations that were raised by Zari. In 2017, Ssemwanga was attacked by a massive stroke and got admitted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital where he succumbed to death on 25th May 2017. He was buried in Uganda. Zari continued to manage Ssemwanga’s vast business investments by moving to South Africa.

In 2014, she also dated a Ugandan basketball player, Farouk Sempala. The two broke up only a few weeks later.

In 2014, Diamond Platinumz (Naseeb Abdul Juma) and Zari Hassan were involved in romantic relationship that culminated in two children: a daughter, Latifah Dangote (6th August 2015) and a son, Prince Nillan (6th December 2016). Diamond Platnumz is 7 years younger than Zari Hassan.

Zari Hassan with Diamond Platnumz
Zari Diamond Prince Nillan and Tiffah
Zari with diamond and their young kids

The two separated due to cheating allegations and doubts around the eligibility of Diamond as the biological father of Tiffah.

In 2019, Zari was linked to South African body builder and model. For a long time, he was not known but Zari fondly referred to him as King Bae.

Zari Hassan with 'King Bae'
Zari Hassan with ‘King Bae’

Her affair with Dark Stallion also ended prematurely.

In 2022, Zari is allegedly dating GK Choppa, a Ugandan based in South Africa too.

Zari with GK Choppa

Zari Hassan (The Boss Lady) Net Worth – What does Zari Hassan do for a living?

Zari started singing while she was in primary. Currently she is a social media influence, musician, and businesswoman.

Some of the businesses she runs are a real estate company, Brooklyn Schools in South Africa, and a five-star hotel in Kampala. While her relationship life may be unlucky, she has excelled at two things: raising her kids and successfully running her businesses.

It is estimated that the net worth of Zarinah could easily be over $8 million. As a result, she is arguably one of the richest if not the richest model in East Africa. Her massive wealth can be seen from the various properties she owns. From a fleet of cars to glamourous homes. With a Range Rover Vogue, Toyota Landcruiser V8, a black Mercedes Benz E250, Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque, and a Bentley. there is no arguing about her wealth.

Zari and Diamond mansion in SA
Zari and Diamond house in SA

It is alleged that most of the properties owned by his late husband were left to her because she had Ssemwanga’s three children. However, Zarinah terms them as just rumours.

Zari Hassan is living an affluent life

Can you reject a gift of a Range Rover from an admirer? Ringtone Apoko of Kenya pursued Zari incessantly after her separation with Diamond Platnumz. Ringtone offered a dowry in form of cows and promised to help Zari turn a new life by preaching to her. Obviously, Ringtone was a persona non grata to Zari The Boss Lady.


Diana Marua biography, age, profile, education

Diana Marua is one of the most popular celebrities in Kenya.

She is a darling for some of the Kenyans but hated by others in equal measure. This owing to her controversies in past and current relationship with other celebrities and ordinary Kenyans alike.

While some of you might have known about her after she was linked to Bahati, Diana Marua was still a popular socialite. A few years later and their home is a pool of children.

So who is Diana Marua and why does she matter?

Diana Marua
Diana Marua

We know she is a public figure. She models, represents brands, runs a YouTube reality show, and more recently, sings for a living. She confirmed to Rashid Abdalla that it is through her acting as a video vixen in Bahati’s song that made them start seeing each other.

This interview preceded leaked images of the two apparently having wedded, only for it to turn out to be a promotion for the song.

Her husband, with whom they are blessed with one kid is also a performer and singer. The two are crucial ‘elements’ in Kenya’s entertainment industry.

When was Diana Marua born?

Diana B was born in 1989, which makes her 34 years old. There is a notable age gap between Diana and her husband Bahati. However, the age difference seems to be a plus for their relationship rather than a hindrance as most Kenyan critics posit.

Jokingly, according to photos seen by BNN, Diana B has carried Bahati on his back. Which is synonymous to a mother carrying her baby. This could be due to the unending trolls they receive for the big age difference. But also as a show of the middle finger to haters that dwell on non issues.

Diana Marua education

Is the highly successful musician well-educated? That’s relative. We have established that Diana B has a Diploma in Information Technology from the KCA University and another one from St. Paul’s University in Marketing and Communications.

That is a no mean feat achievement! Congratulations to her.

What is Dina B’s tribe and who are her parents?

She is a ‘mix’ of a Luo and Kikuyu. She was born in Migori to a Joseph Omach, who is a long-standing advocate against stigma on patients suffering from cancer.

Jacky Vike (Awinja Nyamwalo) biography: age, career, education, net worth, & wedding photos

Awinja, whose real name is Jacky Vike, came to the limelight when she was acting in Papa Shirandula that aired on Citizen TV. The actress was a funny comedian who was admired by many Kenyans. Jacky Vike is a Luhya babe.

Jacky Vike education background

Because of her depiction in the Papa Shirandula TV Show, many Kenyans wrongly think Awinga is not educated. In the TV show, she is a poor village girl who is heavily accented. Jacky Vike attended Heshima Road Primary School  for her elementary education and proceeded to Kegoye High School in Western Kenya for secondary education.

What is Awinja Jack Vike’s net worth?

She gained a lot of followers on social media and her life changed forever.

Papa Shirandula’s actress Awinja, who is now a brand ambassodor for Naivas Supermarket, has a very handsome net worth. She earns a lot of money from postings on her social media platforms and other gigs that celebrities of her stature attract.

Some celebrities like Eddy Butita have previously acknowledged Awinja’s wealthy and her humility. Many content creators in Kenya make a lot of money and the way Awinja lets us know is through her fashion. It is estimated that her net worth is nearly Kes 50 million.

Jacky Vike wedding and marriage to Cyprian Osoro

Jacky Vike’s relationship has not been in the public domain for as long as we have known her. However, she treated Kenyans to a surprise wedding to her lover Osoro. Cyprian Osoro is also a comedian from the Kisii region. Awinja’s wedding to Osoro was attended by many Kenyan celebrities.

Awinja wedding envelope poster
Awinja wedding envelope poster

Since Awinja is popular for displaying her magnificent sense of fashion to Kenyans, many netizens did not believe that her wedding was real when it went viral on social media.

It seems this time around, they meant serious business. Here are some of the photos from the Osoro and Awinja wedding:

Awinja and Osoro wedding
Awinja and Osoro wedding

Jacky Vike acting career

Most Kenyans don’t realise that before Awinja landed her job as ‘mboch’, she had no prior experience in ‘accent acting’. She went for auditions and met the director, Charles ‘Papa Shirandula’ Bukeko at a set where she was auditioning for a role which she ended up not getting, per the Standard.


“I went for an audition and it happened that Charles was part of the panel. After the third audition, I passed but then I don’t know what happened to the project. Almost a year later, he called me saying ‘I’m not calling you for that role you auditioned for but for Papa Shirandula. I’m giving you a house girl role and she is from Mumias’,” she narrated.

Jacky Vike
Jacky Vike

Jacky Vike is currently one of the most successful actresses in the Kenyan film industry.

When was Awinja born?

Wondering what is her age? Jacky Vike was born on the 8th of September 1987. She is currently 36 years old. She was born in Nairobi’s Eastleaigh neighbourhood but spent most of her childhood living in the village with her grandmother.

Jacky Vike family and siblings

Jacky “Awinja” Vike has four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. According to Nairobi Wire, her father was an alcoholic but he was the most responsible dad.

“He loved alcohol but was the most responsible father who treasured education and loved God. He was a drunkard. When a day passed without my mother being called to pick her husband, it was surprising. Sometimes we would be taking supper and hear screams outside, ‘Kujeni mchukue Baba Bony ameanguka kwa Mtaro na atanyongwa na maji. And we would run to his rescue.” She added: “We were from upcountry and my grandma gave us chicken. My dad had not planned to slaughter it. But I released it and it got lost. My dad came in the evening, and this time he was sober. When he heard that the chicken was lost, he went to take alcohol”.

Does Awinja have children?

Awinja seems to have a son.

A photo of Jack Vike Awinja and her son
A photo of Awinja and her son