By George SayagieEmurua Dikirr MP-elect Johana Ng'eno has termed the just-concluded elections as some of the toughest, having fought a tough battle against the Jubilee wave. The MP, a bitter critic of Deputy President William Ruto, says Jubilee wanted him out by all means. "There are people who died and did not deserve to die just because of an election and competition. They were a lot of temptations but God is good I overcame them," he said after his victory.
By George SayagieThe appointment of individuals from the Maasai community to President Uhuru Kenyatta's government appears to have paid off in the just concluded elections. Despite Narok, Kajiado and Samburu counties being considered as swing vote regions, or opposition strongholds, the President garnered 149,585 votes (53.09 per cent) of the Narok vote, beating his main rival -- opposition leader Raila Odinga -- who got 130,032 votes (46.15 per cent).
By George SayagieDespite the election jitters, business has been booming at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, to the point of overwhelming camp lodges. Since July, there has been an overflow of visitors, forcing managers of lodges and tented camps within the game reserve to seek extra accommodation outside. August is often the peak period in the year with thousands of international tourists visiting to witness the wildebeest migration, termed as the seventh wonder of the world.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".