Friday, 20 July 2018

Man remanded for conning 70 Ugandans over shillings 200m in fake job scam

Court in Kampala has remanded to Luzira Prison the proprietor of Miracle Recruitment Services International Limited, an employment recruitment agency for allegedly conning 70 Ugandans over Shs212 million promising to get them jobs abroad.
Prosecution told Law Development Centre (LDC) Court on Thursday that Evaristo Ayebazibwe started a ‘fake’ unregistered company to fleece unsuspecting Ugandans of their money on promise that he would secure for them jobs abroad.
His arrest came after 70 reports of obtaining money by false pretence were registered at Old Kampala Police Station under vide CRB.628/2018.The proprietor of Miracle Recruitment Services

Friday, 15 July 2016

Maasai and Kipsigis youths clash in Trans-Mara.DRIVE HOT NEWS

Police address some of the warring youths at Pimbinyiet on Friday, July 15, 2016. Clashes broke out between two neighbouring communities at Pimbinyiet at the Trans-Mara West-Trans-Mara East border following the killing of a young man on Wednesday night. PHOTO | RUTH MBULA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
 Police address some of the warring youths at Pimbinyiet on Friday, July 15, 2016. Clashes broke out between two neighbouring communities at Pimbinyiet at the Trans-Mara West-Trans-Mara East border following the killing of a young man on Wednesday night.

Fighting between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities dragged on late into the night Thursday following the killing of one person the previous evening at Pimpinyet border town.
A pupil is said to have sustained arrow injuries on the shoulder and was rushed to hospital for treatment during the revenge attack.
Earlier, a heavily armed band of gunmen attacked clients at a hotel at Pimpinyet, killing one man and critically injuring his colleague in the night raid, stoking new tensions between the two neighbouring communities.
On Friday, a contingent of officers from the General Service Unit, Administration Police and regular police were dispatched to the scene to quell the violence.
They were forced to shoot in the air to separate the warring youth.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Thailand school dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls.Drive Hot News

Firefighters put a ladder up to a second floor window at Pithakkiart Witthaya school in Chiang Rai, Thailand (22 May 2016)

At least 17 girls have been killed by a fire which swept through their school dormitory in northern Thailand.
The fire broke out on Sunday evening when many of the girls, aged between five and 13, were asleep, said police.
One official told Drive Hot News that 38 students had been in the dorm at Pithakkiart Witthaya school in Chiang Rai, which takes children from the region's poor hill tribes.
Two girls are still missing and another five were injured, two seriously.
Police Col Prayad Singsin said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Local media showed images of the two-storey building consumed by flames, with firefighters tackling the fire.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Beware of those well-concealed charges as you choose a bank.Drive Hot News

If you regularly pay the correct amount, you will never have any outstanding interest. Most of the people who complain about too much interest on a bank loan will usually have missed some payments, or even under paid in some months. PHOTO | FILE

As banks declare super normal profits for a year that saw the whole economy struggle, consumers are becoming more aware that this performance may be driven by hidden charges and high interest rates.
And with an average middle aged Kenyan operating more than one bank account, a Savings and Credit Co-operative (Sacco) account and a mobile money account, mobility has become much easier.
The 2016 household survey conducted by Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) estimates that with 18 per cent of the population using new mobile banking services such as M-Shwari and KCB M-Pesa, the proportion of bank account users has now risen to 38 per cent,   a 10 per cent  increase since 2013.
For a long time, banks have been fleecing borrowers with little or no information on how expensive the money they are borrowing is.
Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge has been urging Kenyans not to feel “trapped” by their banking institutions and should use the information provided by the regulator to make wise choices when selecting bank products.
“Our view is still the same, commercial banks need to lower their rates in a proportionate way. This is where people need to vote with their feet, I mean why do you feel trapped? If you think it is a high rate why not move to another bank, vote with your wallet,” he said during a press conference at the end of last year.
The CBK boss added that customers should also exit banks that offer poor services instead of complaining all the time.

South Korea confirms first Zika case.Drive Hot News

Aedes aegypti mosquito

South Korea has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus, in a man who had recently returned from Brazil.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said the 43-year-old was diagnosed on Tuesday and was being treated in Gwangju city.
Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.
It has spread rapidly in Brazil and the Americas, and is suspected of causing birth defects.
But WHO experts caution the link between the virus and microcephaly - in which babies are born with underdeveloped heads - is not yet proven.
Isolated Zika infections have been reported in a handful of countries in Asia.
South Korea said the infected man had been quarantined and his movements tracked since returning home, according to the Yonhap news agency.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Taiwan earthquake: Man rescued but scores are missing.Drive Hot News

Rescuers carry a male survivor out from a building that collapsed, due to an earthquake, in Tainan, Southern Taiwan, in this February 7, 2016 still image taken from video.

Rescuers pulled 20-year-old Huang Kuang-wei out alive after more than a day

The 17 storeys of the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex, home to at least 256 people, crumpled down on each other as the quake took hold just before 04:00 (20:00 GMT on Friday).
More than 200 people were rescued, but a baby, young girl and two adult men were among 12 in the complex who did not survive, officials said. Elsewhere in the city, at least two other victims were killed by falling debris.
Hundreds of soldiers have joined in the rescue effort, with the help of hi-tech equipment and rescue dogs, and shelters are due to be set up for those who have lost their homes in the city of two million people.
More than 24 hours after the earthquake, fire fighters, police, soldiers and volunteers were picking through the ruins, some using their hands.
A woman surnamed Chang said she was waiting to hear from her daughter, who lived on the fifth floor of the fallen apartment block.
"She's not answering my phone calls. I am trying to hold my emotions and stay strong. I'll do that until I find her," she said.
"I know they will find her, but I have also prepared for the worst," she added.
A man in his 60s, whose son escaped and whose daughter-in-law was in serious condition, was trying to help rescuers pinpoint his 11- and 12-year-old grandsons.
Interior Minister Chen Wei-jen said investigators would examine whether the building's construction met requirements.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Music legend David Bowie dies.Drive Hot News

David Bowie 
Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer.
His son confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts.
"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it said.
"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."
The singer only released his latest album Blackstar on his birthday on Friday.
There had been rumours about Bowie's health for years.
His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006.
Blackstar, which includes just seven songs, has been well received by critics.
Bowie's breakthrough came with 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
His hits include Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars and Suffragette City.