Crazy Kennar is one of the new age of celebrities who has been created organically. He hasn’t received any mainstream or legacy media support, instead, growing through shares of his Instagram and TikTok videos which would often go viral.

And it speaks to the evolution of fame and popularity as now celebrities do not need a co-sign from industry gatekeepers or from traditional media. Instead, they connect directly to their audience and give them content we can relate to that would probably not have the slightest chance in hell of being shown on TV.

But, even as he makes his money, one thing Crazy Kennar seems all too aware of is the fact that he doesn’t want to go the way of a lot of Kenyan celebrities who fail to make hay while the sun shines. As a result, they often end up begging Kenyans to bail them out from financial constraints.

Crazy Kennar has set himself up to not only make hay while the sun shines but to also continue to do so even long after his star has stopped shining brightly. What do I mean? Well, he has gone the entrepreneurial route and has set up a fast-food eatery.

The eatery was launched on May 25th, 2021 and is located at Juja Square. But that is actually just the beginning of the entrepreneurial journey. No, really, anyone who has been around businesspeople or actually gotten involved in running a business knows that this is merely the starting line.

Crazy Kennar now has to actually manage the business and ensure it not only remains afloat but makes a profit. Sounds simple enough on paper but this also includes managing different personality types and ensuring they work harmoniously enough with each other to not jeopardise your investment.

Then there is the logistical part of ensuring he gets all the ingredients he needs to make the most popular meals at his eatery: he needs to get the potatoes at the best price and they arrive at his eatery early enough for him to make chips. He needs to get chicken the same way. That way, if these two ingredients go into making the most popular dishes he sells, he always has them.

 

That is why Crazy Kennar is truly an inspiration for young entrepreneurs all over Kenya. If your looking to get into business or you’re already in business then you identify with him and his struggles. But what if I told you that there is a business partner who is willing to help you get to the next level of your business? After you have completely gotten the finer details down to pat and you’re looking to now expand your business then I want to introduce you to Co-op Bank.

That’s right, Co-op Bank is offering a credit service called the Business Plus Loan which is tailored to help you achieve your target of growing your business beyond what it currently sits at. If you have a Co-op Bank account, all you have to do is get on the MCo-opCash App and follow the instructions to find out whether you’re eligible for the Business Plan Loan.

 

Click this link to find out more about how you can grow your business.

Leading gaming company Mozzart officially handed the 31 cars to winners of the Omoka Na Moti Daily Plus Hao promotion that ended in December.

Stephen Munene, who won over Ksh 15 Million from a stake of Ksh 900 on 14 games emerged the overall winner of the promotion as he bagged a car and an apartment in Kileleshwa to end 2021 in style.

“I’m very happy and will be forever be grateful to Mozzart, my life will never be the same again. It feels good to start the year on a high,” Munene said.

Mozzart Deputy Country Manager Wakai Akino congratulated all the winners and reiterated the organisation’s commitment to empowering Kenyans.

“I congratulate all the winners for emerging victorious in Mozzart Bet’s thrilling yet very arduous promotion that lasted the entire December of 2021. You did well. Congratulations.  And as the old adage says ‘Good things happen to those who wait’, I am glad that good things are happening to you all for staying patient while we handled the paperwork for your vehicles and the grand prize which is the apartment in Kileleshwa,” he said,

 “For thirty-one days we were on the edge. Every morning guessing who had won the previous day’s car. And with how many odds? You made our December more exciting with the cut-throat competition. We thank you. The diversity of our 31 winners typifies the rich fabric that Kenyan the nation is made of. From tender ages of 21 years all the way to the fifties, you showed that anybody can be a winner.”

 “To the five ladies in the winning team, congratulations. We are very proud of you. There is no gender barrier to success and these three lovely ladies are proof that what men can do we can do even better. The womenfolk must not shy away from engaging in such promotions because there is an equal chance for everyone,”

Mozzart Marketing Manager Frank Ochieng, while congratulating the winners, also highlighted other socially responsible initiatives the organizations is involved in.

“While 2021 ended on a high for us, we hope that the New Year will equally yield good tidings for us. Mozzart Bet will also continue with the Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in which the company donates medical equipment to Sub-County hospitals countrywide.  So far, over 33 hospitals have received equipment with over Ksh90 million. Mozzart Bet also continues to identify and sink boreholes to communities in arid and semi-arid areas in the country.” He said.

I don’t know whether or not you were around when Nyashinski was part of Kleptomaniacs and that was a thing because I wasn’t around but I was having a drink with one of my mentors and the topic of what I call “Old school” Kenyan entertainment came up.

My guy was telling me about how they were the closest thing Kenya has ever had to teenage heartthrobs -back in 1999. Apparently, when they started their career, they were in Patch (Nairobi School). They used to make girls of their day go gaga and even their appearance on the cover of Insyder Magazine was a high selling edition. And that was before they had produced their hit song “Tuendelee”.

Nyashinski was one of the recipients of the unprecedented move by the then administration Nairobi School to help nurture their talent. So as you can see, the school you choose to educate your child in can actually factor heavily into the mentorship and eventual pursuit of your talent.

Why was that important for me to mention? Because we are going to look at just how hungry Nyashinski was for success. Because after he cleared high school, he and his friends continued producing music. However, the reality of our economy especially at the time, entertainment did not pay well enough for our favourite acts to live off the proceeds of their art.

Realising this, Nyash decided to go abroad. And while he was in America, he worked as a long distant truck driver. But all in all, he never lost his passion for music. According to him, all through that time, he just kept writing and making music. Makes a lot of sense when you learn of just how lonely the job of being a long-distance truck driver can truly be in America. You’re largely alone the entire time.

And so he kept securing his bag (the job actually pays up to 100K USD per year) and saving it. As soon as he could come back to Kenya, he did and he worked with a producer called Beat ya Keggah who was introduced to him by Nonini and their first hit was born.

So by the time Nyashinski was returning to Kenya, he had an intimate understanding of how to manage his finances and he added this to his already storied experience as an artist, you can understand why he was destined for greatness on his second stab at it.

Why is this important? Because I do not believe any of this would have been possible were it not for the administration of Patch. The school whether implicitly or complicity, allowed Nyashinski to pursue his craft. But what if he had learnt money management more effectively from an earlier age?

That is precisely the type of thing parents should teach their children. But how would you go about doing so in such a way that you can also monitor what is happening? Well, that is where Co-op Bank comes into partnership with you.

Co-op Bank announce opening of 7 new branches for deeper reach

They can partner with you in one of the most convenient ways ever and you can also use this opportunity to teach your children about budgeting and expense tracking. How this works is that you load up your child’s pocket money to their Co-op Bank Pre-paid.

What are the benefits of a Co-op Bank Prepaid card?

  • No need for your child to carry loads of pocket money as they head to school, you can simply load it in the Co-op Prepaid card which is safer than carrying cash.
  • The student will be able to pay for items at their school canteens at No Extra cost.
  • Parents will be able to track their students sending by getting a Mini statement of the card at a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent or via SMS alerts.
  • You no longer need to travel all the way to the school to hand over money to your child, you can simply load the card at any Co-op Kwa Jirani agent.
  • The students are also able to withdraw money using the card from any Co-op ATMs or Co-op Kwa Jirani agents outside school.
  • You don’t need an account with Co-op Bank to enjoy the benefits of the card.
  • No extra charges will be incurred in transactions using the card.

Click here to find out more.

 

Chelsea win over Tottenham Hotspur. Odds, 1.85

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea ramp up the chase for a hotly contested top-four place against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday night.

The European champions are favorites to clinch three points as eccentric former coach Antonio Conte still struggles to get the best out of Spurs.
Chelsea have already beaten Spurs twice this season in the league and the league cup.

Victory tonight will help Tuchel’s Champions League qualification as the title looks a bit far off.

Spurs have shown glimpses of brilliance under Conte but are yet to string the sort of consistence performance needed to underpin dominance.

While Chelsea are favorites to win, the fixture might rain goals with Harry Kane finding his scoring boots while Chelsea’s assortment of stars able to produce magical moments.

Kick-off 19:30 EAT

Ajax win over PSV. Odds 2.05

The big boys of Netherlands collide in a high stakes encounter on Sunday afternoon with serial champions Ajax tipped to beat bitter rivals PSV.

PSV are atop the standings with one point separating them from Ajax. Ajax ran riot in their last meeting and scored five past PSV.

It remains the only loss PSV have suffered in the league this season. They galvanized and won eight league games while drawing once since.

Ajax on the other hand have reeled in on their opponents and could reclaim top spot with victory tonight.

With PSV’s stature soaring since their 5-0 drabbing, they are likely to give Ajax a run for their money. Both teams are likely to find the back of the net.

Kick-off 16:30 EAT

Real Sociedad win over Getafe. Odds, 1.75

Champions League chasing Real Sociedad face relegation threatened Getafe in the La Liga hoping to bag maximum points and enhance their UEFA hopes.

Sociedad are occupying 5th position and three points behind Atletico Madrid.

A win would hoist them level on 36 points and raise spirits of clinching a spot for the chase of Big Ears. Getafe on the other hand are three points above relegation on a paltry 21 points from as many matches.

A slip up coupled with positive performance by lower lying teams and they would be in the red.
The fixture is likely to have more than a goal.
Kick-off 20:30

Nigeria win over Tunisia. Odds, 1.65

The Africa Cup of Nations is getting to the business end as sixteen teams begin knockout matches.

One of the standout teams so far, Nigeria, are primed to oust Tunisia who squeezed into the second stage by a whisker having uncharacteristically finished 3rd in a group that had Gambia, Mali and Mauritania.

While trailblazing Nigeria are favorites tonight, the Tunisians are capable of turning around their fortunes and must not be written off.

Nigeria has one victory over Tunisia in their last five meeting with the rest ending draws. Scoring draws.

After the humiliation in the group stage Tunisia might be a different team altogether in the knockouts. This fixture is not likely to rain goals.

Kick-off 22:00 EAT

The weekend is finally here and Mozzart Bet is offering the world’s highest odds in Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Villareal games on Saturday 22 January.

Manchester United win over West Ham, odds 2.10

West Ham United’s recent impressive results were soiled by the 3-2 loss to a depleted Leeds United side last weekend that left them just hanging onto top four.

David Moyes’ side head into the clash on a poor record against Manchester United at Old Trafford having not won a Premier League game at Old Trafford since May 2007.

Kick-off: 6 PM (EAT)

Atletico Madrid win over Valencia, odds 1.50

Despite not being in the best of form, Atletico Madrid have been a force to reckon with at Wanda Metropolitano as they have only lost one of their last 16 LaLiga home matches.

Valencia have a torrid head-to-head record against Atletico Madrid having not won against them in La Liga since February 2011, losing eight games and drawing four games.

Kickoff: 11 PM (EAT)

Bayer Leverkusen win over Augsburg, odds 1.55

Augsburg have never won a Bundesliga game against Bayer Leverkusen and have odds stacked against them as they are currently battling relegation.

Bayer Leverkusen have been free-scoring in the league with only Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund outsourcing them this season.

Kickoff: 5:30 PM (EAT)

Villarreal win Mallorca, odds 1.45

Despite losing to Elche last time out, Villareal have a strong home record having scored an impressive 14 goals across their four-match unbeaten home run.

The last time Mallorca picked up victory at the Estadio de la Ceramica was back in 2003 and have also failed to win their last two LaLiga away games.

Kickoff: 6:15 PM (EAT)

Co-operative Bank of Kenya has bucked the industry trend where several lenders have rolled back their brick and mortar footprint, and is expanding physical outlets to add onto the current 173 branches in Kenya.

Seven new Co-op Bank branches are underway in carefully-selected locations namely Kamakis on Nairobi’s Eastern Bypass, Kabarnet, Iten, Moyale, Mwiki/Kasarani, Bunge at the new Parliament Tower in Nairobi and Kamulu in Nairobi Eastlands that opened doors in December last year.

Director Retail & Business Banking William Ndumia presents a gift to Mr. who was the first client to open an account after the official opening of Co-op Kamulu branch Mr Joseph Kimathi Ndegwa . Looking on is the bank's Head of Branch Banking Peter Kirugu.

Director Retail & Business Banking William Ndumia presents a gift to Mr. who was the first client to open an account after the official opening of Co-op Kamulu branch Mr Joseph Kimathi Ndegwa . Looking on is the bank’s Head of Branch Banking Peter Kirugu.

The expansion of brick and mortar presence will complement the bank’s robust Digital Banking channels that continue to grow in popularity to now handle over 90% of customer transactions, with Mco-opCash mobile wallet having registered 5.3 Million users and disbursed Kshs 51.3 billion in loans as at the close of the third quarter of last year, averaging Kshs. 5.7 Billion per month.

 

The decision to determine need and location of new branches is determined through rigorous market research.

The new branches do not typically increase staff headcount as they are usually staffed from existing teams, following the branch transformation and digitization program implemented under the Soaring Eagle project that has enabled agile resourcing of the business.

Banks have been making cost savings by rolling back their branch network as some customers prefer to use online banking services, what informs the decision to buck this trend and open new branches?

First, selection of branch sites is always supported by rigorous market research to ensure viability, for which reason we’ve never closed a branch in our 50-year history.

Co-op Bank’s new branches give us an insight into emerging centres of economic activity that are currently underserved by banks.

Second, we believe there is no one single channel that will displace all others, rather, it’s the investment in an optimal and balanced multichannel strategy that will offer a fulfilling experience to the customer.

The emerging theory that bank branches and ATMs will cease to exist is largely wishful thinking driven by desires to cut brick and mortar costs, and not by credible customer feedback on the service outlets through which customers prefer to be served.

Whilst some customers will do some transactions online or on cellphone, a significant section of customers will always prefer to engage a bank through a physical branch, especially for certain services, for a long time to come.

Third, Co-op Bank branches are Service Hubs, as they serve not just own customers, but also service the bank’s subsidiary network including Saccos especially those running FOSAs now numbering 479 countrywide, and 23,000 bank agents who depend on our cash management services, training and supervision to run.

How can we have a viable bank agency network or Fosas when the nearest bank branch is say over 50 kms away?

Four, for Co-op Bank a branch is not just a transactional point, it’s a statement of intent to build sincere lifelong relationships.

Director Retail & Business Banking William Ndumia presents a gift to Mr. who was the first client to open an account after the official opening of Co-op Kamulu branch Mr Joseph Kimathi Ndegwa . Looking on is the bank's Head of Branch Banking Peter Kirugu.

Director Retail & Business Banking William Ndumia presents a gift to Mr. who was the first client to open an account after the official opening of Co-op Kamulu branch Mr Joseph Kimathi Ndegwa . Looking on is the bank’s Head of Branch Banking Peter Kirugu.

Fourth, the advent of Devolution and establishment of County Governments has fostered a totally new economic dynamic with counties emerging as new centres of economic dynamism.

Co-op Bank has a County Banking Strategy aimed at building competencies to serve the unique needs of the various counties and communities.

This includes having some form of physical presence in all counties, as it would be highly unlikely that any county would partner with a bank that has no presence in a county.

The ongoing migration of routine bank transactions such as cash withdrawals, deposits and payments to alternative channels offers banks the space for deeper engagements with customers and the wider community.

This includes more focus on customer advisory, consultancy and training, to build lifelong relationships, brand immersion and sustainable value-add to the communities in which we do business.

Similar to other lifelong relationships, banking needs to be nurtured for the long term rather than regarded as transactional interactions.

Recently, I ran into a random sitting with the local populace, engaged in a heated debate on the dynamic state of South Imenti politics. There’s a guy there, largely silent throughout the fracas. He quips: Do we really need politicians to run a country?

Well, that question silenced that group, briefly. Someone dismissed it as a ‘national question’. Perhaps, it is. After all, entire continents have run on their own without politicians running them. But it’s clear that, indeed, we need politicians.

Why do we need referees at organized games? Same principle.

To manage the chaos.

 

It’s a big bite of optimism to assume that people in large groups like a country can all play by the rules. Reality is, humans are flawed and what’s “fair” to one person is tyranny to another. The trick, therefore, for the citizens – lies in picking the right politicians.

If only that guy had asked:

  1. How do we keep politicians from ruining the individual spirit?
  2. And, what party in the system respects the individual the most?

In South Imenti, never before have the residents been so politically excited. In past election periods, the system has been very predictable. The incumbent is usually tussling with seasoned politicians. Not this time. There’s a rookie who’s upset the scales.

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This is the entertainer, Jasper Muthomi – widely known as MC Jesse. He’s stepping into the ring, on a UDA Party ticket.

So, how will the citizenry keep the politician from ruining the individual spirit? By finding identity with their choice. Who thinks Obama can win as Bondo MP? No one. A great leader, yes – but hardly pressed to think like Bondo residents.

In Mc Jesse’s case, it’s quite clear what drives him. He’s an individual who’s risen from nothing – some obscure village in the annals of the unbalanced constituency, to a formidable public personality. He’s made a name on the corporate scene, building valuable networks that’d come in handy on the constituency level – pushing community based initiatives, et al.

On the aspirant’s choice of running party – UDA – what better choice is there? Jasper Muthomi defies the term ‘hustler’, and lives that mantra. He’s self-built, self-educated and better still, increasingly seeks to empower persons around him. Besides, he’s lived the common person’s life that the party seeks to empower and improve.

The South Imenti MP aspirant dives into the cauldron with a cache of grassroots’ level solutions to daily life hustles.

Leading gaming firm Mozzartbet is offering the biggest odds in the world on victories for Nigeria, Tottenham and Manchester United.

Nigeria win over Guinea Bissau, Odds 1.80

Nigeria have a perfect opportunity to finish the group stage with a perfect record when they come up against a struggling Guinea Bissau from 10 PM EAT.

Bissau are yet to win a match so far having played to a barren draw with Sudan in the opening match before losing by a solitary goal to Egypt in the next.

The Super Eagles on the other hand have won their first two encounters – edging Egypt 1-0 in their first match before overcoming Sudan 3-1 in the next.

No team is yet to win all its three group stage matches in the ongoing AFCON and Nigeria have a perfect opportunity to achieve this tonight.

Tottenham win over Leicester, Odds 2.40

Leicester hosts Spurs at the King Power Stadium with the kickoff set for 2230 EAT. On the back of an EFL Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea, Spurs will be looking to bounce back.

Antonio Conte is yet to suffer a league defeat as Spurs manager and the London club can climb back into the top five of the English top-flight table with a victory, while Leicester sit 10th, having not played a league game since the turn of the year.

Leicester, managed by Brendan Rogers, sit 10th on 25 points from 18 matches, with no team outside of the bottom six conceding more than the 33 goals that they have shipped in league action.

They are eager to return to action in style by collecting the maximum points tonight.

Man United win over Brentford, Odds 1.94

 

Under pressure Manchester United travel away to Brentford in a game scheduled for a 2300 EAT kick off.

 

The Red Devils are currently seventh in the table, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham United, while Brentford occupy 14th position, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Brentford have won five, drawn nine and lost 10 of their 21 Premier League matches this season to collect 23 points, which has left them in 14th position in the table.

They won back-to-back games against Aston Villa and Port Vale in the league and FA Cup earlier this month but have lost their last two against Southampton and Liverpool in the league, conceding seven times in the process and scoring just once.

Man United enter the contest off the back of a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday night; the Red Devils took a two-goal lead at Villa Park courtesy of a brace from Bruno Fernandes but conceded twice in the latter stages to share the points with Steven Gerrard’s side.

The performance was arguably the team’s best since Ralf Rangnick’s took over but it was a further indication of their shortcomings, having been unable to hold off the pressure from the home side.

The Red Devils have picked up 32 points from their 20 matches, which has left them in seventh spot in the table, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham with two games in hand.

As group stage business at the Africa Cup of Nations draw to a close, leading gaming firm Mozzart Bet is serving up the biggest odds across all betting platforms in the world on Senegal, Morocco as well as English Premier League side Chelsea and Championship’s Fulham’s fixtures.

Senegal win over Malawi. Odds, 1.43

Group B joint leaders Senegal are huge favorites over play-off chasing underdogs Malawi when the Africa Cup of Nations rolls on in Cameroon on Tuesday evening.

Senegal, jointly with Guinea in group leadership hope to secure direct qualification with victory which would hoist them to seven points from three games. The Sadio Mane inspired Lions of Teranga have won once and drawn once in the group.

Malawi on the other hand lost to Guinea 1-0 in the opening game but rebounded strongly to trounce Zimbabwe 2-1 in their second group match.

With three points, Malawi are third ranked among the third placed teams from across the groups and very much fancy their chances of progress in the AFCON.

 

Kick-off 19:00 EAT

Morocco win over Gabon. Odds, 1.80

Morocco are already qualified from the Group of Death. But the North Africans would want to top their group and earn a favorable draw in the round of sixteen.

Therefore, they will go all out for a third straight victory over controversy ridden Gabon who will not have their talisman Pierre Emeric Aubameyang’.

Gabon have four points from two games and need a single point from this fixture to guarantee progress.

Victory over Morocco would lift them top of the group but internal strife may cost them. Morocco are favorites to win this fixture and among tournament favorites.

Morocco have scored three times in the tournament but remain unblemished while Gabon have scored twice and conceded one goal.

Kick-off 22:00 EAT

Chelsea win over Brighton. Odds, 1.80

European champions Chelsea face a plucky Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League on Tuesday night after falling to runaway leaders Manchester City over the weekend.

The recent storm over Romelu Lukaku’s interview with Italian media is yet to settle and manager Thomas Tuchel is seeking results to quell the ensuing noise.

Brighton are placed 9th on the table and trail Chelsea by fifteen points but are not far off European places.

A good run of results could lift them to the Conference League positions and how best would they underline their credentials than by stirring inconsistent Chelsea’s teapot further?

Their league record is dismal having just two of their last ten games but the recent 3-2 triumph over Everton can spark a revival as they aim to get into thirty-point mark.

Chelsea on the other hand need to save face after falling thirteen point behind leaders Manchester City.

They are favorites tonight but will be made to work if they want all points. They have only won once in their last five games.

Kick-off 23:00 EAT

Fulham win over Birmingham, Odds, 1.30

Championship leaders Fulham seek to buffer their lead by five points when they host lowly Birmingham in English football’s 2nd tier tonight.

Fulham are favorites over their opponents who trail them by 21 points and are just a few above the dreaded relegation zone.

In twenty-five matches Fulham have banged in 64 goals while letting in just 21. Their opponents tonight are however, shy in front of goal, scoring a paltry 23 while leaky at the back having conceded thirty-three times.

Fulham hammered them 4-1 in the first leg and could run riot in the second to send a statement and of course create the much needed buffer.

Kick-off 22:45 EAT

Size 8 is one of the most popular celebrities in Kenya. She has seen her career grow from her days as a secular singer with a middling career until her eventual shift and turn towards not just gospel but to God as her personal Lord and saviour.

We have now seen her transition into being a pastor and evangelist and things seem like they worked out perfectly for her all throughout life but what most people forget or do not even know is that Size 8 actually came from the trenches.

She is a real honest to goodness rags to riches story. She is someone who has seen the very bottom of what society has to offer at Dr. Livingstone Primary School and then rubbed shoulders with the absolute best of what society has to share with a select few.

What do I mean? I am glad you asked. Did you know that Size 8 whose government names are Linet Munyali Muraya was at some point such a struggling student that when she started to undergo the changes of puberty, she couldn’t afford to buy for herself any sanitary towels? Let that sink in. This is a struggle that one would only associate with children growing up far from the city’s capital. These are bundu bashing problems.

And these are the sort of situations that make it harder for young girls to perform well in school. Why? Because whenever they are menstruating, they have to skip school or feel self-conscious. Size 8 knows this challenge all too well.

Then she -by some divine fate- found her way into one of the highest cost schools in Kenya, Hillcrest, on a scholarship. Can you imagine what it is like to go from being in a struggling school, moving on to State House Girls (on a scholarship) and then finally Hillcrest? A school where one of your classmates gets dropped by chopper?!

That is what makes Size 8’s story a truly beautiful one. She found a way to not only make things through with the biting lack of finances but also had to keep her head and wits about her when she began studying with the children of some of the wealthiest individuals in Kenya.

All this to say that as a parent, you need to ensure you have done everything within your power to give your children an advantage. Do not allow your child to go a day without sanitary accoutrement. And how can you make sure your child has the allowance they need to deal with emergencies and the little things they need while they are in school?

Not every child who experienced Size 8’s journey and struggles was fortunate to make it out by being brilliant enough to win scholarships. Not every child needs to experience the sort of difficulties that are created by having to worry about an allowance -no matter how small.

You would be best advised to afford your child every advantage to set them off on the right footing in life. Let them learn to get comfortable with some level of independence that comes from knowing they have their full allowance and are free to do with it as they see fit but there are consequences. Allow them the opportunity to learn some of these consequences in a safe environment before misteps take on scary ramifications.

That is where Co-op Bank comes in to help you. They can partner with you in one of the most convenient ways ever and you can also use this opportunity to teach your children about budgeting and expense tracking. How this works is that you load up your child’s pocket money to their Co-op Bank Pre-paid.

What are the benefits of a Co-op Bank Prepaid card?

  • No need for your child to carry loads of pocket money as they head to school, you can simply load it in the Co-op Prepaid card which is safer than carrying cash.
  • The student will be able to pay for items at their school canteens at No Extra cost.
  • Parents will be able to track their students sending by getting a Mini statement of the card at a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent or via SMS alerts.
  • You no longer need to travel all the way to the school to hand over money to your child, you can simply load the card at any Co-op Kwa Jirani agent.
  • The students are also able to withdraw money using the card from any Co-op ATMs or Co-op Kwa Jirani agents outside school.
  • You don’t need an account with Co-op Bank to enjoy the benefits of the card.
  • No extra charges will be incurred in transactions using the card.

Click here to find out more.

A chance to get your week off to a flying start is here with lead betting firm Mozzartbet on hand to reward gamers with the biggest odds on offers across all betting platforms on victories for Napoli, Burkina Faso and Celtic in matches being played on Monday.

Napoli win over Bologna, Odds 2.00

Napoli have a perfect chance to close the gap on second placed AC Milan to only two points as they travel to take on 13th placed Bologna in the Italian Serie A.

The Luciano Spalleti coached side come into the match boasting of three straight wins from their last three encounters with Bologna.

Heading into the game, the sixteen-point difference between the two sides in the table speaks for itself with Napoli primed to once again take advantage.

Kick off 2030 EAT.

Burkina Faso win over Ethiopia, Odds 1.65

Round of 16 chasing Burkina Faso will be out to get the job done when they host a winless Ethiopia in their last Group A Africa Cup of Nations encounter today.

Already sitting in the automatic qualifying spot of second place, The Stallions know they have no room for any slip ups as Cape Verde also have three points and could steal the place should they have a better performance.

Buoyed by having Aston Villa ace Betrand Traore back to captain the side after missing the last game due to covid-19, Burkina Faso will feel confident as Ethiopia have little luck on their side going as they have gone for 10 games without a win in the tourney.

Kick-off 1900 EAT.

Celtic win over Hibernian, Odds 1.37

Scottish giants Celtic will be out to extend their dominant form against Hibernian whom they welcome tonight at their home ground at the Celtic park.

Since December 2018, the Bhoys have not lost any of the thirteen matches they have played against Hibernian and will be keen to see to it that the superb record is extended.

In addition, Celtic are on a nine match unbeaten run where they have won eight of those games. With such form, nothing but a straightforward win is expected from the team.

Kick off 2245EAT.

Friday football bonanza in Africa is here as the continent’s premier football showpiece, Africa Cup of Nations, continues and leading betting firm Mozzartbet is big at it.

Gamers have been rewarded with the biggest odds on offers across all betting platforms on victories for Ghana, Senegal and Besiktas.

Ghana win over Gabon, Odds 2.15

Star studded Black Star of Ghana’s pains in the AFCON manifested in their opening group fixture when Carthage giants Morocco rocked the ship with a slim 1-0 victory.

Ghana need a quick response against an erstwhile Covid ravaged Gabon to place their round of sixteen chase back on track.

Gabon on the other hand collected maximum points from group underdogs Comoros and look to guarantee entry into the next stage of the competition with a positive result tonight.

The team is boosted by re-entry of prolific goal scorer Pierre Emerick Aubameyang after the Arsena man sat out the opening fixture due to Covid-19.

Ghana boast of a good head to head record of three wins to two for Gabon. They are favored to continue their superior form tonight.

Kick-off 22:00 EAT

Senegal win over Guinea, Odds 2.10

Group favorites Senegal face the trickiest match of the opening rounds when they play fellow West African Guinea in Friday’s earliest kick-off.

Both teams won the opening rounds registering similar 1-0 score lines over Zimbabwe and Malawi although alarms were raised after the Lions of Teranga boasting of very talented stars labored to floor Zimbabwe.

Guinea did not have it easy with Malawi too but the ultimate top dog will be known today when the two clash.

Sadio Mane is one to watch for the Teranga Lions as the Liverpool man seeks to inspire his team to the knockout stage while Guinea have Issiaga Sylla to look up to.

Kick-off 16:00 EAT

Besiktas win over Gaziantep, Odds 1.60

Turkish giants Besiktas are twenty points off league leadership and two places behind tonight’s opponents Gaziantep.

They are however, tipped to defy the odds and carry the day as they play at home eager to close the huge gap between them and the leading pack.

With eighteen fixtures left before the season concludes, second place is attainable to Besiktas as current occupiers of the position Konyaspor are only ten points ahead.

That ambitious hike must start tonight with positive results. The two sides are poised equally in head to head meeting as they have both won twice and drawn once in their last five meetings.

The fixture cold be goal-laden as both teams give as good as they get.

Kick-off 20:00 EAT

Thursday is here and Mozzart Bet is at hand with unbeatable offers of the highest odds across all betting platforms in the world for the AFCON tie involving hosts Cameroon as well as European big boys Liverpool, Napoli and Athletico Madrid who all have mouthwatering cup ties.

Cameroon win over Ethiopia. Odds, 1.30

Five time African champions Cameroon have a chance of qualifying for the round of 16 with a game to spare when they take on Ethiopia in their second Group A clash taking place tonight.

Backed by their vociferous home crowd, the Indomitable Lions will be seeking to get the job done as soon as possible when they take on the Walya Ibex.

Cameroon will feel particularly confident going into the match as they are unbeaten in their last seven group games since 2015.

The team also won their only previous AFCON encounter was in the group stages of the 1970 tournament that Cameroon won 3-2.

Kick off 1900EAT.

Liverpool win over Arsenal. Odds, 1.80

Liverpool will be seeking to continue their dominance over the Gunners when the two teams finally get to play their EFL Cup semifinal match that had been initially postponed.

Despite missing the services of talismanic men Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane who are at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Jurgen Klopp coached side will be banking on previous rich form to overcome a young Arsenal side.

Kick off 22:45 EAT

Napoli win over Fiorentina. Odds, 2.15

Napoli will have an opportune chance to advance to the quarter finals of the Copa Italia when they confront Fiorentina tonight.

Placed eleven points above their opponents in the league, Napoli will be seeking to transform that dominance in the cup competition.

Futhermore, they boast of having won their last three meetings against Fiorentina.

The match kicks off at 2000 EAT

Athletico Madrid win over Athletic Bilbao. Odds,2.20

The Diego Simeone coached side will be seeking to book their place in the Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid when they take on Bilbao.

The allure of a title at stake will be an inspiring factor for Athletico who will be looking to make it an all Madrid Derby final.

The match kicks off at 2200EAT.

Wednesday is here and Mozzart Bet is at hand with unbeatable offers of the highest odds across all betting platforms in the world for the AFCON ties involving bigwigs Tunisia and Ivory Coast as well as European big boys Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Inter Milan win over Juventus. Odds, 1.85

Serie A Champions Inter Milan take on Coppa Italia winners from the 2020/2021 season Juventus in a feisty match up of the Italian Super Cup tonight.

Inter are the team to bea having taken a firm lead of the Serie A with eight wins on the trot and have now gone twelves games without a loss in their domestic competitions.

The Old Lady, defending Super Cup Champions are eleven points adrift of Inter in the Serie A but are buoyed by their last fixture, an encouraging 4-3 win over Roma.

Inter’s goal getter Lautaro Martinez could show up with the goods while Coppa Italia record goal scorer Paulo Dybala of Juventus is equally endowed with lethal scoring instinct.

Kick off 23:00 EAT

Chelsea win over Tottenham Hotspur. Odds, 2.45

Antonio Conte must perform a mini miracle to overturn a 2-0 score-line his tepid Spurs suffered a week ago at the Stamford Bridge when they face Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the 2nd leg of Carabao Cup semifinal.

It was 1994 when a team (Aston Villa) last reached the competition’s final after losing the first semifinal by more than one goal. Spurs must therefore step up to book a Wembley berth and join history books.

Tuchel has a perfect record of five wins over Spurs with eleven goals scored to one conceded over the course. Conte has got his work cut out to overturn the tables and reach the finals for a rare chance at silverware for Spurs.

Harry Kane will be the player to watch for Spurs while Kai Havertz is the man Chelsea will be most counting on.

Kick off 22:45 EAT

Ivory Coast win over Equatorial Guinea. Odds, 1.30

African giants Ivory Coast open their AFCON group campaign against a plucky Equatorial Guinea who are appearing at the finals for the first time as non-hosts.

The National Thunder, despite being the lowest ranked team in the group, have made huge progress since co-hosting the tournament and boast of recently beating Tunisia 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier and are unbeaten in their last five international fixtures (3W, 2D).

The Elephants are nonetheless, favorites in this fixture despite not having Crystal palace ace Wilfried Zaha in the tournament.

Ajax goal machine Sebastien Haller has been on song and will be the go to guy for Aliou Cisse’s side.

Kick off 22:00 EAT

Tunisia win over Mali. Odds, 2.85

Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles and Mali’s “Les Aigles”, The Eagles, will be seeking to outfly each other when the two sides meet for the opening Group F match at the ongoing AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.

The two teams were in the same group in the 2019 edition, Group E, and played to a one-all draw courtesy of goals from Diadie Samassekou and Wahbi Khazri who are still in the current squads set to do duty today.

This is the 20th time that Tunisia is participating in the Africa Cup of Nations, their 15th in a row, the back-to-back record being a new record in the history of the tournament.

It will be the 12th one for Mali whose best finish was a runners-up position in 1972 after losing to Congo in the final, in Cameroon.

Kick off 16:00 EAT

Kenya’s leading gaming firm Mozzart Bet is offering it’s clients the world’s highest odds in Egypt, Fulham and Southampton matches on Tuesday 11 January.

Egypt win over Nigeria, odds 2.80

Egypt has had impressive qualifying campaigns both in the Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup, going unbeaten in the two.

The Pharaohs have been kings in the African tourney winning a record seven titles and will go in search of the eighth crown since last winning it back in 2010.

Clashes between the two teams have been low scoring with six of the last eight games ending with less than three goals.

Kickoff: 7 PM (EAT)

Fulham win over Reading, odds 1.55

Reading are in a torrid run of form and are in danger of relegation after winning just one of their last six Championship games.

The Royals suffered humiliation at the hands of non-league side Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup who knocked them out of the competition.

Fulham have been free-scoring in the Championship as they are the overall highest scorers and are unbeaten in their last five away games.

Kickoff: 11 PM (EAT)

Southampton win over Brentford, odds 2.15

Southampton have been strong at home losing only once this campaign which came in the 0-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A 10-man Southampton side dug deep to dump Swansea out of the FA Cup on Saturday after Yan Valery’s sending off within only 30 minutes of the contest.

The two sides have clashed on 67 occasions and Southampton have a superior record with 33 wins to their name.

Kickoff: 10:45 PM (EAT)

In lots of ways, our experiences in high school define the rest of our lives. Everything from social skills to street-smart adaptability. High school was an all-inclusive holistic life shaping engagement. Well, corporal punishment was common fanfare, them days. The perfect trailer to a harsh, cruel world after school.

First off, high school gave us a chance to venture outside the suffocating confines of our village and exposed us to other cultures.

He who doesn’t travel thinks his mother is the best cook.

We got used to weevil-ridden fare in smoky kitchens with sweaty, scowling cooks. In some occasions, we’d catch a whiff of kerosene in the Githeri!

The village had embraced us in a loving embrace – then high school ripped us from that comforting embrace to the cruelty of sadistic bullies.

You learn that people can be unkind for no reason.

You learn the world doesn’t owe you a soft landing.

The basics of the social system – elite class, the middle class and the peasants – are first made apparent in high school. One learns there will always be people richer and wealthier, but not necessarily smarter. The grades in class is what mattered.

On money, lessons were served fast and harshly. What may seem exorbitant to one may turn out to be mere chicken feed to another. In those days, I’d feel rich if my folks and relatives in the village sent me back to school with 500 bob as pocket money – shopping inclusive. Then I’d meet urban kids living like kings with unlimited funding!

High school taught us restraint – one doesn’t need to eat bread with margarine on every break.

The ingenious village kids would often come up with tricks to earn extra income.

I know a lad who cleaned the 4K club rabbit hutches for a fee. Most of the club’s members were averse to the tedious chores. He made a tidy sum after classes.

Another lad made a name as a data entry expert – copy writing notes and long assignments over the weekends. He’d also write fancy, wordy, perfumed letters to pen pals in neighboring schools for a fee.

The harshest lesson was dished out in form one, second term. I lost a tidy sum of money to con artists at the bus terminus in town on the way to school.

It was the school fees – stashed in my socks. To date, it amazes me how they had realized I had money on me.

Nowadays, luckily, school kids do not have to expose themselves to con artists and pick pockets. In regard to school fees, with Co-op Bank there’s four safe and convenient ways – from anywhere on the globe.

There are 4 different ways that you can use to pay your fees and that is; the MCo-op Cash app, M-Pesa Pay Bill, Co-op PesaLink or at a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent.

To pay your fees through the MCo-op Cash app follow these steps:

  • Log in to MCo-op Cash
  • Select Other Payments
  • Select School Fees
  • Enter school code/business number; click here to confirm your school’s coordinates
  • Enter account to pay from
  • Enter student number
  • Confirm transaction
  • Receive SMS confirming that the transaction was successful

(You can also dial #667 on your phone and follow the same steps)

To pay your fees through M-Pesa PayBill follow these steps:

  • Go to Lipa na M-Pesa (PayBill)
  • Enter Business Code 400222
  • Enter Account Number as School Code followed by # followed by the student number, for example, 1059#123456789
    (NB: Click here to confirm your school’s coordinates)
  • Enter amount
  • Enter M-Pesa PIN
  • Confirm transaction
  • Receive SMS confirming that the transaction was successful

To pay your fees through a Co-op Kwa Jirani Agent, simply walk to the nearest one and give them the details of the student and name of the school and the money and you will get a receipt.

To pay your fees through Co-op Internet Banking (Co-opNet) follow these steps:

  • Log in to Co-op Internet Banking
  • Select ‘Bank Transfer’
  • Enter the required details for the school’s account
  • Confirm the transfer
  • Print out your receipt once the payment goes through

For more information, you can visit C0-op Bank’s website and ask them any questions that you may have through their Twitter. #WeAreYou

Curtains spectacularly came down on the biggest ever promotion in Kenya’s betting landscape – Omoka na Mori Daily plus Hao.

A construction laborer Stephen Murigi Munene of Kiambu County emerged as the overall winner of the ultimate prize – a Ksh9,000,000 apartment in Nairobi’s much sought-after affluent neighborhood of Kileleshwa.

The promotion came to a glorious conclusion at the end of December with all 31 cars on offer being claimed by lucky punters while Murigi Munene got the additional apartment for emerging with the biggest odds during the entire month of December 2021.

On Tuesday 4th January 2021, three of the final gamers, Querren Muyuka, Johnson Muhota and John Gitau were confirmed as the winners of the daily motor vehicle giveaways for 27th, 30th and 31st December.

The final trio did not upset the balance which had Murigi Munene atop the leaderboard with a winning ticket bearing combined odds of 19,729 on Christmas Day.

Mozzart Bet, Sponsors of the titanic promotion that spread so much love during the festive period – are in the process of concluding vehicle registrations and ownership documentation for the prizes, including the apartment for final handover.

Mozzart Bet are contemplating an even better offer in the year 2022 to celebrate and reward outstanding gamers in Kenya.

Muyuka and Gitau were presented with brand new Renault Kwid models while Muhota added a Proton Saga to his parking lot after amassing the highest odds on 27th, 30th and 31st respectively.

Muhota, a 39-year-old photocopier technician photocopies, was delighted to win a car and encouraged the public to make Mozzart Bet their go-to betting site.

“I’m very happy to be one of the Omoka na Moti winners, I would like to tell those who don’t use Mozzart to start using it because their time for winning will come soon.

I’m yet to decide what I will do with the car but the money has been used on Christmas festivities and I’ve also saved some for January,” said the father of one.

Muyuka owns a boutique in Kakamega town and plans to open up a bakery after completing a baking technology course could not hide her joy after being the first in her family to own a car.

“I’m really excited to have won a car, finally our family will get to own a car because my brothers are yet to buy one. I used the money to buy stock for my boutique and I plan to make the car my personal car.

I’m not really into betting but I do it out of curiosity, my cousin helps me to bet because I’m not a fan of football. I have already split some of the cash with my cousin,” said the boutique owner.

Muyuka encouraged those who are yet to win big from betting to continue doing so and asked ladies to also take up betting which knows no gender.

John Gitau, a 41-year-old mjengo worker is contemplating selling the car and pumping the money into his businesses as he became the final winner of the Omoka na Moti promotion.

“God blessed me with a car on 31st December and for those who are usually sceptical about such promotions, I would urge them to try and I can confess that Mozzart Bet services are the best,”

This car will help me but I would prefer to have cash to boost my business so I might consider selling it and get the cash,” said the Manchester United fan.

OMOKA NA MOTI DAILY WINNERS

SANAWA ZADOCK KIGINGA –  ODDS 466.31   BETID 1976-02999384-0926

JURGENS LUCHESI SHISAKHA – ODDS 2210.96  BETID – 1976-02999070-3575

JOSEPH CHEBURET– ODDS 2839.81 BETID  1977-02999644-7609

SIMON AIRO – ODDS 810.98 – BETID  1977-02003393-6742

JULIUS KIPCHUMBA KIPSANG – ODDS 1762.38  – BETID – 1977-02999918-3957

LENNOX SHIMANYULA – ODDS 311.6 – BETID  1977-02999123-6033

DUNCAN LUMUMBA – ODDS 3401.99 – BETID 1977-02999636-9379

IAN OKINDA SHIPIMILU – ODDS 1609.26 – BETID 1978-02999538-9036

BONFACE OKUMU – ODDS 1276.12 – BETID 1978-02999072-0953

AGAPITUS SAIKOLI – ODDS 10696.45 – BETID 1979-02999554-1547

GEORGE NGIGE – ODDS 4417.89 – BETID 1979-02999282-7973

EVANS OTIENO  ODDS – 1631.43 –  BETID 1979-02999453-0975

RACHAEL KASONGO MUYANGU – ODDS 2718.59 BETID 1979-02999867-8116

APOLLO RUGUMI – ODDS 559.39 BETID 1980-02999649-0583

MAXWELL JUMA  – ODDS 1362.88 BETID 1980-02999760-2029

VICTOR OTIENO OWITI – ODDS 2980.9 BETID 1980-02999386-2699

MERCY AWINO OPIYO -ODDS 948.73 BETID 1981-02999766-8204

JULIUS MUNENE NYAGA -ODDS 7296.54  BETID 1981-02999276-7021

SAMSON OBISI OLWANGU-ODDS  913.17  BETID 1981-02999370-2828

ELIUD  MAFURA – ODDS 1909.66 BETID 1981-02999252-0023

ISAIAH GORO OPIYO -ODDS 1376.09  BETID 1982-02999989-8310

CLAIRE CHEBET – ODDS 1063.27 BETID 1982-02999009-3089

ALFRED  OUMA – ODDS 2209.69 BETID  1982-02999677-6308

DUNCAN NDEGWA -ODDS 1166.61  BETID  1983-02999809-0794

STEPHEN MURIGI MUNENE -ODDS 18127.58  BETID  1983-02999289-9909

ASTRID AMUNGA SWAKA – ODDS – 1102.45 BETID 1983-02999277-2121

QUERREN MUYUKA – ODDS – 1069.92 BETID 1983-02999456-7789

ERICK MARTIN WAFULA – ODDS – 692.01 BETID 1984-02999805-7825

KEVIN OTIENO – ODDS – 353.90 – BETID 1984-02999393-0659

JOHN MUHOTA – ODDS – 1535.93 – BETID 1984-02999205-9307

JOHN GITAU NGUGI – ODDS – 873.97 – BETID 1985-02999555-4468

Lady luck visited University of Nairobi law student Erick Martin Wafula on Friday after he was named the 28th winner of the Mozzart Bet’s Omoka Na Moti’s promotion.

Wafula was enticed into the month-long promotion when an advertisement popped up on his YouTube at a time when he was unwinding after a long day.

He clicked on the advertisement and quickly registered on Mozzart Bet eager to win himself a car and barely weeks after delving into it, he is a proud owner of a brand new Proton Saga.

The 24-year old who does online writing and runs a shoe business as his part time hustle was fully convinced that the promotion was genuine when a distant friend was declared a winner.

“I had no idea of the promotion until an advertisement popped up on my YouTube. I clicked on it and after finding out what was on stake, I decided to try my luck. I registered on Mozzart Bet and started playing although I didn’t even come close in the first weeks. I got encouraged when a previous winner who is not a stranger to me was feted,” he said.

Apart from winning the car, he pocketed Ksh 27 560 after correctly predicting the outcome of seven matches that had 692 odds. He had staked as little as KSH 50.

Wafula intends to use the car for commercial purposes but will first have to hand it over to his friend for the time he will be in the hunt for a driver’s license.

With the promotion meandering to homestretch, he has hopes of moving from Githurai as the grand prize, an apartment in Nairobi’s affluent estate, Kileleshwa will be dished to the player who has attained the highest total winning.

“I do not have a driver’s license and this means I cannot drive around. I will register the car in one of the online taxi applications and hand it over to a friend. I have hopes of also winning the house,” he added.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Promotion duration: from 1.12.2021 (00:01 h) to 31.12.2021 (23:59 h)

The beginning of all sports events on the ticket must not be earlier than 00:01, December 1st, 2021.

Otherwise, the ticket is not taken into account. I.e., it does not meet the conditions for participation in the promotion.

All bet slips must be from that promotional day. The beginning of the last sports event that is on the bet slip must be no later than 11:59 PM on the day when the bet slip was played. Bet slips that have matches from several promotional days are not included in the promotion.

DAILY PRIZE: The winner of the daily prize i.e. the car, is one participant daily who will have won a multi-bet with the highest total winning odds for that day of December, during the promotion.

This means the multi-bet must be won in-order to qualify for the promotion.

GRAND PRIZE: On top of the CAR, at the end of December 2021, Mozzart bet will also reward only 1 out of the 31 winners who will have attained the highest total winning odds (best winning ticket out of the 31) with an Apartment in Nairobi.

Place a multi-bet of a minimum 4 games.
The minimum stake on your Multi-bet must be Ksh 50.

If a sporting event in your multi-bet is canceled for any reason, odds of 1 are calculated for that event, but the multi-bet still participates in the prize game, but that sporting event is not taken into account for calculation.

In the event that the kick-off of a sporting event is postponed, the ticket still participates in the promotion, but will wait a maximum of 50 hours to confirm the outcome of the event.

In case that two or more participants have same total winning odds, the participant who paid the multi-bet first, has the advantage.

All events on the Bet-slip must be sports events (results of individual or group sports events, a certain event during a sports competition, etc.)

Live Bet tickets, JP tickets, my number, Lucky super 6 and Virtual tickets do not qualify.

One customer can only win one daily prize during the promotion and will be in consideration for the grand prize also.

Each player can play an unlimited number of tickets during the period of promotion.