The government has banned demonstrations within the Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu CBDs, citing destruction of property during protests. Speaking in Nairobi yesterday, Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said city centres will be a no-go zone for protesters, adding the ministry will soon outline guidelines governing the conduct of public processions and demonstrations. Matiang’i warned tough action will be taken should protesters violate the directive.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for investigations to establish the cause of the fire that destroyed Gikomba Market. It began at 3am and comes barely one month after a similar inferno consumed part of the market leading to massive losses. Arson is suspected. A spot check by the Star showed stalls are too compact and not only blocked the roads, but also underground water points for fighting fire. The electric connection in the market is also being questioned.
IEBC has began training election officials from all constituencies in Nairobi in readiness to the October 26 repeat presidential election. Chairperson Wafula Chebukati opened the four-day training, which will see 290 Returning Officers and their deputies instructed on election management. Also to be trained are 47 county managers and 47 county ICT officers. The IEBC has also completed training master trainers, who will facilitate training of poll officials.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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".