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Victory for sacked engineers at Kenya airways as industrial court orders their reinstatement

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287 total views, 287 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,18TH DEC 2017-Industrial court in Nairobi has ordered National carrier Kenya Airways  to reinstate 157 employees it sacked last month pending the hearing and determination of the case filed by the aggrieved workers. While issuing the directive, Justice Hellen Wasilwa sided with employees stating it was unsafe for passengers […]

Local News

School girl striped by police who frisked and searched her awarded shs 4 million by court

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231 total views, 231 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI 18TH DEC 2017-A school girl who was striped and searched by police two years ago has been awarded  Sh4 million  by court for  damages  and mental torture she underwent . Her case hit the headlines in August 2015   after the bus she was in accompanied by her fellow students […]

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Kenyans to access justice after government launches legal aid action plan

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190 total views, 190 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH DEC 2017-Kenyans have a reason to smile after the government  launched an action plan on legal aid that will ensure Kenyans access to  justice without incurring high costs. Attorney General Githu Muigai says  that the National Action Plan on Legal Aid 2017-2022 will provide guidelines for the provision […]

Sports

French Sports Retailer Decathlon to open its first store at The Hub Karen in Kenyan market entry strategy

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198 total views, 198 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH DEC 2017-A leading global sports retail firm has announced plans to enter the Kenyan market in coming months as part of its continental expansion plans.  Coming hot on the heels of recent store openings in Ghana and South Africa earlier this year, Decathlon, a dedicated sports equipment retailer […]

Local News

EALA starts off session on rocky grounds after members fail to agree on electing of speaker

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196 total views, 196 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ARUSHA,18TH DEC 2017-The east African legislative Assembly (EALA)  may be headed for a rocky start after members disagreed on the choice of who becomes speaker. This is after Burundi and Tanzania  stayed away of the first sitting on Monday which was mainly used to swear in Members  to the assembly […]

Local News

Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi elected to chair influential parliamentary accounts committee

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279 total views, 279 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER ,NAIROBI,18TH DEC 2017-Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi  is  a happy man after his  election as the chairman of the influential  parliamentary Public Accounts Committee. Mr Wandayi was pronounced winner after  garnering  15 votes out of the 18 MPs who voted against closest challenger  Nambale MP Sakwa Bunyasi who got […]

Local News

The ghost of road carnage in the month of December continue rear its hand as 15 more people lose Thika-Garissa highway

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130 total views, 130 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH DEC 2017-At least 15 people  have died in yet another tragic road accident Sunday night on the Thika-Garissa highway. Police says , a matatu that was headed to Matuu from Thika was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry that was heading towards Thika at  Makutano in […]

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It is all systems go for inaugural ceremony of East Africa Legislative Assembly on Monday

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173 total views, 48 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH DEC 217-The fourth assembly of the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) will be inaugurated on Monday  December 18 in Arusha, Tanzania following Kenya’s election of nine representatives on Thursday. The nine elected nominees to EALA from Kenya are Hon Simon Mbugua, Hon Florence Jematiah, Hon Mpuri Aburi, Hon Aden Noor […]

Local News

NASA reveal that Odinga May be sworn in before new year

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208 total views, 45 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH DEC 2017-The national Super Alliance NASA C.E.O Norman Magaya says the coalition was still making final preparations  a head of  swearing in of It leader Raila Odinga within the next 10 days or before the new year kicks in. According to Magaya the coalition was determined to seek […]

Sports

Harambee stars are the 2017 CECAFA cup champions!

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177 total views, 60 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS, 17TH DEC 2017-Harambee stars have made Kenya proud by emerging winners of this year’s CECFA senior Challenge cup. In the final played at the Kenyatta stadium in Mchakos on Sunday they overcame Zanzibar by  3-2 goals. Stars will have  Goalkeeper Patrick Matasi to thank for saving a penalty from […]

Sports

Uganda emerges position three in CECAFA cup after beating Burundi 2-1

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189 total views, 60 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,17TH DEC 2017-Uganda has managed to finish in  position  three in this year’s  CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after beating their rivals and neighbours Burundi 2 -1 at Kenyatta Stadium Machakos, December 17. Saddam Juma Inbrahim scored  to  equalize  for Uganda in the 48th minute after Burundi captain Pierre Kwizera had put […]

International News

Trump Russia probe: Mueller has ‘thousands’ of transition team emails

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288 total views, 41 views today BY BBC NEWS,17TH DEC 2017- Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained tens of thousands of emails from President Donald Trump’s transition team as part of a probe into the 2016 election. So far the FBI has charged four people as part of the investigation. A lawyer from the Trump for […]

Local News

9 more people die in yet another tragic accident along Nakuru-Eldoret highway

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306 total views, 76 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,17TH DEC 2017-The ghost of road carnage continue to claim for lives along Nakuru-Eldoret highway the latest incident being deaths of nine  people  on Saturday night  who perished after  a matatu and lorry collided head on at Makutano along  the busy highway . 5 people who were seriously injured have […]

Sports

It is a do or die game as Harambee stars plays Zanzibar in CECAFA cup finals

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240 total views, 70 views today BY SAMSON MBII,17TH DEC 2017-2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final pitting Harambee Stars of Kenya and the Zanzibari Heroes  goes down today Sunday  December 17 starting 4pm  at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos.The match will be preceded by the one between   Uganda Cranes and Burundi for the third place finish from 1PM […]

Local News

Deputy President William Ruto urges Governors to forge a united bond with National govt to actualize development agenda

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253 total views, 34 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KWALE,16TH DEC 2017-Deputy president William Ruto has urged the governors  to  work together closely with the national government in order to achieve the development agenda of both governments in the next five years. Addressing governors during the closure of the three day’s induction meeting for the newly elected governors and […]

Local News

President Kenyatta says he was satisfied with progress of second phase of SGR

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403 total views, 57 views today BY KORIR JUMA/PSCU,16TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta  has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the ongoing construction of  the second phase of the standard gauge rail project.The president said this on Saturday after inspecting  the SGR tunnel at Em-Bulbul in Ngong. The  tunnel covers 4.5 km and is the first of […]

Local News

NASA Co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka expected to jet back into the country

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340 total views, 69 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH DEC 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA’s co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka is expected to jet back into the country latter on today (Saturday December 16) Kalonzo has been in Germany  where he is nursing his ailing wife  Pauline who is suffering from cancer. He will be in the country  briefly […]

International News

ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

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495 total views, 44 views today BY BBC NEWS, 16TH DEC 2017-South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma. The main candidates are the current deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s ex-wife. Whoever wins is likely to succeed Mr […]

Local News

This is why Busia county’s blood bank could soon go dry

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253 total views, 55 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH DEC 2017-Busia county  government could be staring at a possibility of running out of blood to give to critically ill  patients  after  residents  of the county grew cold feet  in donating the same.WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that fear of discovering that one was infected  by HIV  has kept them […]

Local News

Kenyan scolar Calestous Juma passes on after been unwell for some time.

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259 total views, 48 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH DEC 2017-US-based Kenyan scholar Calestous Juma  is dead.His death comes just sliightly over five months after he was named as one of the most reputable people in the world in June this year. Prof Juma, who until his death was teaching at Harvard University, was the only Kenyan […]

Local News

Governor Nanok to continue serving council of governors for six months

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453 total views, 40 views today BY CORESPONDENT,KWALE,15TH DEC 2017-The current council of governors Chair Josephat Nanok will serve the council for the next six months after which he will relinquish the post to Kwale governor SALIM Mvurwa. According to the elections conducted on Friday night the governors agreed that the six months will allow Josephat Nanok […]

Local News

Ethnicity rampant in public universities-UASU

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259 total views, 37 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,15TH DEC 2017-The worrying levels of tribalism in public universities  have reached unacceptable levels with the Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) calling upon government and relevant stakeholders to raise to the occasion and stamp out the vice. Participants mainly lecturers attending the Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) national delegates committee […]

Sports

Zanzibar books ticket to CECAFA cup final after beating Uganda 2-1 in second semi final,they play Harambee stars on Sunday

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443 total views, 31 views today BY SAMSON MBII,CORRESPONDENT,15TH DEC 2017-Zanzibar has proofed powerful for  Uganda Cranes  beating them 2-1 in the second CECAFA cup semi final staged at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu on December 15, 2017.This means that  Zanzibar will meet Kenya’s Harambee stars in the final on Sunday.  Zanzibar got an early  corner but unfortunately […]

Local News

Embrace consultations and you must also grow thick skin,President Uhuru Tells CJ Maraga

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451 total views, 49 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday urged  Chief Justice David Maraga to ignore unnecessary criticisms directed towards that Judiciary as well as consulting widely  as the only way of carrying out his obligations . Speaking during the launch of the Judiciary’s Justice Report at the Supreme Court , […]

Sports

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘Manchester United haven’t approached Mesut Ozil’

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366 total views, 43 views today BY SAMSON MBII,15TH DEC 2017-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that Manchester United have not contacted the Gunners regarding a move for Mesut Ozil. With the midfielder having just over six months remaining on his contract, a number of clubs – including United – have been linked with an offer for […]

Local News

Twist and turns continue between Governor Waiguru and Narc-K leader Martha Karua over petition

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349 total views, 40 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,15TH DEC 2017-The twist and turns pitting Kirinyaga county governor Ann Waiguru and Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua over petition challenging Waiguru’s  victory seems to be  far from over. This is after Karua moved to the Court of Appeal to challenge High Court’s decision to dismiss her petition against the election […]

International News

Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile – US

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377 total views, 49 views today BY BBC NEWS ,14TH DEC 2017-The US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has accused Iran of supplying Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement with missiles to attack Saudi Arabia. She showed reporters the remnants of a ballistic missile that came close to hitting Riyadh’s airport last month. It “might as well […]

Sports

Harambee stars make it to CECAFA cup finals after beating Burundi 1-0 in semi final

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589 total views, 31 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,14TH DEC 2017-The National soccer team  Harambee Stars  has made it to the finals of this year’s  CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after beating  Burundi 1-0 in the first semi-final of the tournament at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Thursday 14 December. it was Whyvonne Isuza’s  goal  that send stars […]

Local News

Human Rights Watch report says police were behind human rights violations mated on Women during elections protests

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435 total views, 44 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH DEC 2017-A  report by Human Rights Watch  says that police were behind human rights violations that were meted on women during the protest that were witnessed in the country during the 2017 electioneering period. The report reveal that police raped and assaulted women. The report by the tittle […]

Local News

All is well between us,Governor Sonko says of the rumuor on fallout with deputy

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578 total views, 43 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,14TH DEC 2017-There was not bad blood between Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko  and his deputy Polycarp Igathe. This is a statement  from Govoner Sonko himself who took to social media to put the records straight.The governor through his facebook page has uploaded conversations he ha had with his deputy […]

Local News

Death sentence unconstitutional,supreme court declares

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373 total views, 49 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,14TH DEC 2017-The Supreme Court has  declared  section 204 of the penal code which prescribes a mandatory death sentence for murder as unconstitutional. Subsequently the same has been abolished. The court  ruling on Thursday December 14,revealed that  section of the law was unconstitutional directing the Attorney General to form […]

Local News

Kicks and blows rock Knut Mombasa meeting

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422 total views, 36 views today BY KORIR JUMA,CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,14TH DEC 2017-It was every man for himself at  a teachers’ conference held in Mombasa on Thursday over the leadership of Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut). Things started changing at the meeting convened  at Wildwaters in Nyali after some delegates from central Kenya demanded  that KUNT secretary general Willson […]

Local News

President Uhuru Kenyatta opens governors conference in Mombasa

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534 total views, 45 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,14TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially opened the governors conference in Mombasa. Addressing the governors who have gathered in  a hotel in Kwale  president has urged all the 47 governors both from the opposition and the government side must come together for the development of the entire Nation.”We must […]

Local News

Drama in parliament as John Mbadi is thrown out for anti-Uhuru remarks

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472 total views, 44 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH DEC 2017-There was drama in the National  Assembly  on Thursday mid morning session leading  Minority Leader John Mbadi  been thrown out of the chambers.Mbadi was  ordered out of the chambers by speaker Justin Muturi  for saying that Kenya “has no President”. Mr Mbadi, who is also ODM chair  […]

Local News

11 trade union officials holding public office ordered to relinquish them

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407 total views, 56 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH DEC 2017– 11 trade union officials among them  Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General William Sossion holding public offices have been ordered  to surrender them with immediate effect. In  In a special gazette notice dated December 13, Labour Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has directed trade union officials holding […]

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Jubilee Members of parliament rejects nominees to parliamentary service Commission

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607 total views, 44 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH DEC 2013-Jubilee party will have to go back to the drawing board after  members of parliament affiliated to the party rejected the list of nominees to  represent it in the powerful parliamentary service commission. The party had nominated Beth Mugo,Aden Keynan and Naomi Shaban to the commission. However […]

Local News

Government officials visits deadly Sachangwan spot,Announce measures to curb cases of accidents

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468 total views, 42 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,13TH DEC 2017-Just a day after over 15 people lost their lives at the deadly Sanchangwan hot spot on Nakuru-Eldoret highway,government officials have visited the scene announcing raft of measures to curb the situation. According to the roads and infrastructure ministry permanent   secretary John Mosonik who visited the area […]

Sports

Dominant Chelsea ease to victory over Huddersfield Town

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463 total views, 43 views today BY SAMSON MBII,13TH DEC 2017-Chelsea have returned to winning ways in the Premier League by brushing aside Huddersfield Town 3-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening. The Blues got the job done in an efficient manner, earning all three points through goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro in West […]

International News

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

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738 total views, 237 views today BY BBC NEWS,13TH,2017-The US is “ready to talk any time” with North Korea without preconditions, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. His statement appeared to shift the US position away from previous demands that North Korea must disarm before any talks can be held. But hours later the White House said […]

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Let us meet in court,Education CS Fred Matiang’i tells those not satisfied with the new text book policy

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573 total views, 56 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,13TH DEC 2017-Education cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi says the government will not change its position on the new text book policy announced by the ministry last week. Speaking during the launch of new curriculum text book at the Kenya literature bureau  in Nairobi on Wednesday December 13,  The CS […]

Local News

repatriation of Somalia refugees from Daadab planned for Wednesday postponed

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481 total views, 40 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,DAADAB,13TH DEC 2017-The scheduled repatriation  of Somalia refugees leaving in Daadab refugee camp  that was planned for today Wednesday December 13, has been postponed. This is due to the ongoing talks between the area leaders and various aid organizations operating in the area.According to Daadab MP Muhamed Dahir  there has […]

Local News

Nyeri county government thrown into mourning again as A ward representative dies

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592 total views, 30 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,12TH DEC 2017-Nyeri county government has been plunged into mourning once more after a ward representative from the  County collapsed and  died on Tuesday shortly after delivering his Jamhuri day speech. Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga has confirmed the untimely death of Ruguru MCA Peter Weru  saying he died  while  receiving […]

Local News

NTSA’s Francis Meja exonerates his officers from blame after Sachangwan accident ,blames careless driving

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554 total views, 48 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,12TH DEC 2017-Just hours  after  multiple car crash resulted to  loss of close to 20 lives at Sachangwan area along Nakuru-Eldoret highway early Tuesday,The National Transport and safety Authority Director Francis Meja has  Absolved his officers from any blame.Addressing the press in Nairobi ,Meja said the worst accident this […]

Local News

Death toll from Kamukuywa bridge accident rises to 19

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692 total views, 59 views today BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,12TH DEC 2017-The number of people who have died so far following a  tragic road accident that occurred at Kamukuywa bridge along Eldoret-Kitale highway has risen to 19.Earlier 13 people died on the spot from the carnage that happened on Monday night while the rest succumbed to injuries while […]

Local News

State honors individuals who have exemplified spirit of nationalism as Kenya marked 54th Jamhuri

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671 total views, 38 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,12TH DEC 2017-Several Kenyans have been honored by government  as the country marked the 54 Jamhuri day on Tuesday December 12 . Those who were awarded ranged from journalists,religious  leaders,ordinary Kenyans all who have played a role in spearheading nationalism. Those on the list  included   Githeri man  whose real […]

Local News

President Uhuru Kenyatta presides over 54th Jamhuri day ,warns that nobody will be allowed to undermine the constitution

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528 total views, 65 views today BY JOHN WERU/KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday led the nation in marking 54th Jamhuri day celebrations where he has urged  the opposition leaders to join him in serving Kenyans.The president  says time for politics is over  and it was time  to  move forward as one. The president also […]

Local News

15 people feared dead in crash at Sachangwan on Nakuru -Eldoret highway

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546 total views, 53 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,12TH DEC 2017-At least 15  people  feared dead following multiple car crash at  Sachangwan, along Nakuru-Eldoret highway.The accidents involved a modern coast bus traveling from Nairobi to Busia. The accident that happened on Tuesday morning comes barely hours after 14 people died at Kamukuywa bridge along Eldoret Kitale highway. According […]

Local News

President Kenyatta leads the nation in marking 54th Jamhuri day

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545 total views, 50 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,12TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to lead the Nation Today in marking  54 years of  internal self rule after gaining independence from Britain.The celebrations are taking place in Nairobi’s  Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. The same celebrations will also be observed in other 46 counties across the […]

Sports

Mohammed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

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657 total views, 53 views today BY SAMSON MBII,BBC 12TH DEC 2017- Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses. He has shone both at […]