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Police in voi Arrest 3 ferrying bhang in a church bus

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1,122 total views, 101 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,VOI,15TH OCT 2019-Police in Voi  on Tuesday afternoon  intercepted a church bus ferrying bhang . DCI detectives acting on a tip-off, intercepted an Isuzu bus with registration number KCM 182J belonging to PEFA Church, North Coast region, at Ndara area, a police report seen by  UPESINEWS has shown . After  carrying out a thorough   search, police found 230 rolls of bhang hidden in two black polythene bags stashed in a sack containing omena. According to the report, the narcotics are valued at Sh46,000. The bus…

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Sarah Wairimu protests move by DCI Kinoti to disobey court orders,wants him jailed

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1,408 total views, 101 views today BY JAON WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH OCT 2019-Sarah Wairimu Cohen has moved to  Court seeking to have Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti detained for alleged contempt of court. Sarah, who earlier this month was charged with killing her husband Tob Cohen, claimed that the DCI disobeyed court orders issued on September 16, 2019. High Court Judge Jessie Lessit last month barred the DCI as well as the prosecution from addressing the media on the investigations and evidence in the murder of the Dutch tycoon. Sarah through lawyer…

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Contractor charged with tax fraud worth Kshs.173 million

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1,595 total views, 101 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU/CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,15TH OCT 2019-A director of Hanamal Constructions Limited Mr. Hassan Ahmednur Baricha was yesterday charged with tax fraud amounting to KShs. 173 million. Mr. Ahmednur was arraigned before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Peter Ooko with five counts of falsifying statements to lower the tax liability payable to the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes as required by the Income Tax Act CAP 470, Laws of Kenya. The offences are contrary to Section 97(c) and Section 104(3) of the Tax Procedure Act, 2015. On the first…

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Fresh charges for Itumbi over alleged publishing a false statement

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859 total views, 5 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH OCT 2019-Dennis Itumbi and co-accused Samwel Gateri Wanjiru were on Tuesday  charged afresh over allegations of publishing a false document. The charge sheet produced in court indicate the  two on or before June 20,2019, published a letter dated May 30, 2019 with intent to cause anxiety to the general public. Appearing before Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Tuesday, they pleaded not guilty after the court accepted that the two matters be consolidated. The two accused have been linked to an alleged assassination letter involving…

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Police commence investigations as three Family Members Die in Kariobangi South fire tragedy Fire Razes House In Kariobangi South

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653 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH OCT 2019-Police have commenced investigations into a fire incident in  Nairobi’s Kariobangi South estate  in which three family members lost their lives. The three among them a one year old child  died in the fire that occurred on Tuesday morning. Nairobi Police Commander Philip Ndolo says  investigations into the incident have started   as two other members of the same family  continue to nurse serious fire injuries  at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). What caused the fire remains unknown but eye witnesses say …

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New Africa Hotel joins Hotels around the world to create a best brews pop up garden

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260 total views, 7 views today DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 14TH OCT 2019- The Brand Celebrates Global Growth with “Four Points Around the World” Series, Showcasing Best Brews in Each Corner of the World Highlights Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel will celebrate the Four Points Around the World Series by hosting a pop-up beer garden from October 18-26, 2019. The Series highlights the brand’s signature initiative, Best Brews, while also celebrating Four Points’ growth in new and existing global markets. POINT 1: Four Points by Sheraton, one of Marriott…

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Joyce Laboso’s widower Edwin Abonyo and former MP Mary Wambui given State jobs

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3,687 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH OCT,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed former Othaya Member of Parliament Mary Wambui as  the Chairperson of the National Employment Authority for the next three years. Wambui’s appointment was made by Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani in a gazette notice dated October 14, 2019. Another one also gifted with a state job is Mr. Edwin Jacob Abonyo, the widower of former Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso.In a gazette notice, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Mr. Abonyo as a member of the State Corporations Advisory…

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Bodies of Kenyans killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash finally arrive at JKIA

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3,699 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2019-The remains of 28 out of 32 Kenyans who died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash in March this year arrived in the country on Monday morning. The remains arrives  seven months since the tragic incident that claimed 157 lives. Families of the deceased converged at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to receive the remains of their loved ones as a requiem mass in memory of the victims was held at the airport. The arrival of the remains marks an…

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Reprieve for motorists as EPRA lowers prices of Petrol,diesel

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4,198 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2019– Motorists across the country are a happy lot after the  Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) announced the reduction in prices  of super petrol and diesel in its latest maximum pump prices review. Petrol users will count the largest relief having seen the biggest slash in costs by Ksh.4.76 per liter. Diesel users will meanwhile see a marginal relief to the product’s pricing in a marginal Ksh.1.08 decrease in costs. The price of kerosene has however been increased by 44…

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World record holder Kipchoge asks to Obama after Vienna win

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1,741 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 14TH OCT 2019-World record holder Eliud Kipchoge has requested former US President Barrack Obama for a meeting. This is after Obama congratulated Kipchoge and Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei for being remarkable examples of humanity. In a tweet on Monday, Obama said both Kipchoge and Kosgei are remarkable examples of humanity with an ability to endure. Kipchoge became the first human to finish a 42km marathon in under two hours. Eliud completed the Ineos marathon on Saturday, clocking the line at 1:59:40:02. Kosgei finished…

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No police officer will go on leave during exams ,says CS Matiangi

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1,458 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2019-All police and security officers will be on duty during the  national exams scheduled to begin this month. This is  according to interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi. Matiangi also  assured that proper measures are in place to secure the country, while at the same time safeguarding the upcoming national examinations. “We shall not do our part half-heartedly or in a mediocre way. We will do our part as serious people,” he affirmed during a consultative examination forum at the Kenya School…

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Kenya Women’s Rugby 7s Team Qualifies For 2020 Olympics

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1,958 total views, 14 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2019-Kenya women’s rugby sevens team, the Lionesses, have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after reaching the final of the Africa Women’s Sevens Championship in Tunisia on Sunday. Kenya, who are the defending champions, beat the hosts 19-0 in the semis to book a direct ticket to Japan for the summer games. They will play arch-rivals South Africa in the final later today as they bid to defend their title for the second time on the bounce. The Kenyan girls have never…

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Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit raises concern over the ever swelling gov’t debt

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4,136 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,13TH OCT 2019-The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has  the government to reduce its speed on  foreign borrowing as well as stop imposing more taxes on citizens. Speaking on Sunday the Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit  expressed concern that more borrowing will continue to over burden the taxpayer. “We worry when we continue to go into higher debt at the expense of the people and increase taxes because that will kill the ability of poor people to grow from one level to the other,” said…

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Disqualify Imran Okoth from Kibra by election race,Jubilee leaders asks IEBC

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4,013 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2019-A cross section of Jubilee leaders have asked the independent Electoral and boundaries Commission ( IEBC)to disqualify ODM  Imran Okoth, the ODM Party candidate in the Kibra by-election, over alleged electoral malpractice. Led by Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa the leaders accused ODM Party supporters of engaging in violence. Their call  comes  just a day after Jubilee candidate in the Kibra by-election McDonald Mariga’s campaign convoy was pelted with stones on Saturday. Mariga escaped unhurt during the…

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Yet another huge victory for kenya as Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei wins Chicago Marathon , Cherono makes it double for Kenya

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3,614 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2019-Brigid Kosgei ran  in record time of  2:14:01 to obliterate the women’s World Marathon record en route to winning the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. In the mens race ,it was Lawrence Cherono  who carried the day  in 2:05:45 to secure a Kenyan double with his compatriot Bedan Karoki coming fourth. But the day belonged to Kosgei, who’s astonishing performance erased one minute and 21 seconds off the previous record of 2:15:25 set by Briton Paula Radcliffe in April 2003 at the…

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Ethiopian plane crash victims bodies set to arrive in the country on Monday

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1,868 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2019-Bodies of  Kenyans who perished  in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019 will  arrive in the country on Monday  with families expected to start making burial arrangements. The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-302 crashed in Bishoftu, a few minutes after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. According to the Nation, on Sunday, the family of John Quindos Karanja, who lost five relatives, said they will be ferrying the remains ahead of burial on Thursday. “We…

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President Uhuru condoles with family and friends of 11 GSU officers killed in IED attack in Garissa

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1,960 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent the message of condolences to the families and friends of  11 General Service Unit (GSU) officers killed when a vehicle they were travelling in was blown up by  an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Dadaab, Garissa County late  on Saturday. The officers from the Harhar GSU camp lost their lives at Degow on the road between Liboi and Damajale close to the Kenya-Somalia border as they were conducting a routine security patrol at around 4p.m. In the…

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Terror attack:10 GSU officers killed in Garissa IED attack

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5,145 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2019-Ten General Service Unit officers were killed on Saturday after their vehicle run over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Degoh Road in Garissa County. The officers from Harhar GSU Camp were on patrol along the Kenya-Somalia border when their Toyota Land Cruiser ran over an IED suspected to have been planted on the road by Al Shabaab militants. Police have said the vehicle was extensively damaged. Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai in a statement on Saturday evening said,…

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Police launch investigations after Jubilee party kibra candidate McDonaild Mariga’s car is destroyed

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3,645 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2019-A group of unidentified people descended on  a Jubilee Party branded vehicle with stones in Kibra on Saturday destroying it completely  . The car, presumed to belong to the party’s candidate McDonald Mariga had its windows shattered. Sources indicate that Mariga was caught with some Sh10 million with the intention of buying Identification cards from voters. However the party head of communication, Albert Mwemusi said  Sh10 million was an amount too huge for someone to walk around with. “On the Ksh…

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President Uhuru celebrates Eliud Kipchoge over his historic INEOS victory

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3,784 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has  congratulations  Eliud Kipchoge for making history as the first man to run a marathon in under two hours. On Saturday, the Head of State said Kipchoge has made Kenya proud and set a precedence for future generations. On Friday, President Kenyatta had called the athlete on phone to wish him success during the INEOS 1:59 challenge. “ I am feeling confident, you are in our prayers… we are praying for you that you will be successful but…

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The world celebrates Eliud Kipchoge the hero

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2,370 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENTS,12TH OCT 2019-A galore of  celebrations broke out across  the country and indeed the world on Saturday as the world’s  marathoner  champion  Eliud Kipchoge broke the sub-two hour barrier in spectacular fashion running the INEOS Challenge Marathon in 1:59:40 to go down in the annals of history. His conquest of the Vienna course safeguarded him a place in the World Guinness Records, becoming the first human being to attain such a feat. In his home town of Eldoret  thousands had gathered up, with songs…

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History it is as Eliud Kipchoge runs a Marathon in 1:59:40!

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3,638 total views, 15 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2019-History  was on Saturday made after Eliud Kipchoge ran a full marathon  completing under  1:59:40, in  the INEOS Challenge in style in  Vienna. The world marathon record holder missed the mark by 26 seconds two years ago but there was no denying him for the second time of asking as he achieved sporting immortality at the Austrian capital. Kipchoge’s mantra in the build up to the race has been to prove ‘No Human is Limited’ and on Saturday the Olympic champion duly…

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INEOS 1:59 challenge in which Kenya’Eliud Kipchoge will feature to start at 9:15 am Kenyan time on Saturday

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1,947 total views, 13 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019-The start time for the INEOS 1:59 challenge featuring Eliud Kipchoge has been announced as 9:15am Kenyan time. The star time was announced on Friday evening the organizers  who said Kipchoge and his team are keen that a significant crowd will attend to cheer him on and help him make history. “The Challenge will start at 08:15 (09:15 Kenyan time) CEST tomorrow, Saturday 12 October,” the statement reads. Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachel left the country on Thursday evening for Vienna,…

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The long wait is over as the car that had the bodies of Mariam Kigenda and daughter Amanda Mutheu is retrieved from the Likoni channel

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4,551 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019-The 13 days long wait that has been giving the family of  Mariam Kigenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu sleepless nights has finally come to an end after the car that contained their bodies was finally been retrieved from the Likoni channel on Friday. Their vehicle with registration number KCB 289C was lifted from the Indian Ocean a few minutes after 4pm on Friday. A crane was used to lift it out of the water as Red Cross officials prepared to…

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A Nairobi court frees Sarah Wairimu on Sh2mn bail in Tob Cohen’s murder

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4,520 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019- A court  in Nairobi has  ordered the release of Sarah Wairimu, the key suspect in the murder of Jewish golfer Tob Cohen, on Sh2mn cash bail.She has been in custody for the  last  43 days. Justice Stella Mutuku on Friday allowed Wairimu’s bail application with an additional requirement that she keeps off her matrimonial home and avoids contacting witnesses in the case. She was also ordered to deposit her passport in court. In her ruling, Lady Justice Mutuku said the…

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed is the winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

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4,316 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019-Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is the winner of this year’s  Nobel Peace Prize. He has been recognized for his work in bringing to an end more than 20 years of conflict with neighboring Eritrea. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali,” a statement from the Academy reads. The prize, worth approximately Ksh. 93,420,000 ($900,000), will be presented in Oslo on December 10. It was announced on…

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Weatherman warns of heavy rains accompanied by storms in the next four days over several parts of the country

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2,175 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019-Kenyans in various parts of the country have been warned   of intense rain followed by flash floods and storm surges that will pound the areas  over the next four days. A statement from the  Kenya Meteorological Department has said  the heavy rainfall will also be accompanied by strong winds. “Flood waters may suddenly appear even in places where it has not rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than they look. The heavy rains and moderate to strong winds may…

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Divers resume operation to retrieve car, bodies from Indian Ocean

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733 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,11TH OCT 2019-Divers on Friday morning resumed operations to retrieve the bodies and a vehicle that plunged into the Indian ocean close to two weeks ago.This happens even  as the  government  races  against time to accomplish the task with mashujaa day which will be celebrated at the mama ngina drive draws nearer .The Kenya Navy and a team mandated to retrieve the car and bodies are under pressure to ensure the incident does not become an embarrassment after a section of coast residents…

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Silverstone plane crashes moments after takeoff at Wilson Airport

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601 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2019-A plane operated by Silverstone Air has crashed outside Wilson Airport  shortly after take-off. Several passengers were rushed to various city hospitals after sustaining injuries in the 9am incident.   The aircraft was heading to Mombasa, according to airport officials. The operator issued a statement at 10am on Friday conforming the incident. The budget airline said the plane, a Fokker 50 registered as 5Y-IZO, was operating the Wilson Airport –  Mombasa  – Lamu  – Mombasa  –Wilson Airport route. “The passengers and…

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Retrieval of bodies at the Likoni Ferry channel to resume on Friday as strong currents hamper operations

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2,315 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,10TH OCT 2019-Kenyans  will have to wait until Friday  to ascertain whether  the possibility of retrieving the wreckage of a vehicle that plunged into the Indian Ocean 11 days ago will be a reality or not.This is after the operation was called off late Thursday due to what the government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said was strong currents at the oceans. The vehicle, a Toyota ISIS registration number KCB 289C, reversed while the ferry MV Harambee was still mid-stream on the evening of September 29…

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As Jubilee party we will not have an automatic candidate come 2022-DP RUTO

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2,599 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,10TH OCT 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has said there will be no automatic candidates for any seat in Jubilee Party in 2022. Ruto said the party was founded on democracy and, therefore, candidates running for various seats would be subjected to free and fair nominations. The DP spoke on Thursday at the home of former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale in Malinya, Kakamega County. He said it is the responsibility of voters to elect leaders without interference. The Deputy President had visited the home of…

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Three killed as gold mine collapses in Siaya

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2,882 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,10TH OCT 2019-Three people including a secondary school student and a university student died on Thursday after a gold mining shaft caved in and covered them at Nango area in Bondo, Siaya County. 23-year-old Nicholas Adera, a Form Four student at Uyawi Secondary School, David Ochieng’, a student at Egerton University, and 21-year-old Kevin Ochieng Juma were on their usual mining expedition at around 3am when tragedy struck. According to Bondo Sub-county Police Commander Anthony Wafula, the three were in the company of other…

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Luhya evictions standoff:Leaders warn DP Ruto against setting foot in western

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771 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH OCT 2019-Six MPs from Western have warned DP William Ruto not to set foot in the region after the eviction of members of Luhya community in Nandi. Led by Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala, the six said Ruto is unwelcomed in Western so long as the evicted Luhyas are not given back their land. Close to 1,500 families were rendered homeless after they were evicted in Nandi following a tussle over land. The MPs said houses, churches and schools were demolished during the…

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Women in Nyeri County Benefit from Breast Cancer Screening Campaign

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971 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,10TH OCT 2019-The Nyeri County Government, Ministry of Health’s National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) and GE Healthcare (https://www.GEHealthcare.com/) have launched a Mammography screening campaign across Nyeri County to promote early detection of breast cancer. The one-month campaign will target over 10,000 women aged 40 years and above which is the recommended age for mammography screening. Over 50 Community Healthcare Volunteers and 30 healthcare professionals were trained to support the campaign. The Nyeri County Deputy Governor Dr. Caroline Karugu said, “Breast cancer is a cancer…

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Likoni Ferry tragedy:Retrieval of vehicle, bodies starts after location

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790 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH,OCT 2019-E ngineering teams WERE  expected to Thursday begin pulling out the vehicle that was carrying a woman and her child, and which lunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni channel 11 days ago. The car, which Ms Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu were in when it slipped off MV Harambee on September 29 at around 6:13pm, was found following efforts by a multi-agency team. The announcement was a big relief to the family of Mr John Wambua who have…

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Ethiopian Airlines denies it tampered with flight records after crash

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2,669 total views, 4 views today Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday denied whistleblower accusations that it tampered with the maintenance records of the Boeing 737 MAX jet which crashed in March, killing all 157 people on board. The accident, in which the plane nose-dived into a field outside Addis Ababa, led to the six-month grounding of the aircraft model as numerous reports faulted an automated control system which pushed the nose of the jet sharply downward. The same system error was blamed for the crash of an Indonesian Lion Air plane…

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Car with Likoni ferry victims may have been traced – Cyrus Oguna

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2,635 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,9TH OCT 2019-The vehicle carrying a mother and daughter who drowned in the Indian Ocean may have been traced, Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna has announced. He, however, said the government is yet to confirm whether the number plate of the vehicle traced corresponds with that which was carrying Mariam Kighenda, 35, and Amanda Mutheu, 4. Oguna went on to say he cannot confirm yet, whether the bodies are in the vehicle. The spokesman on Wednesday took a swipe at the Swedish scuba diver who…

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Running battles at City hall as police engage ant-Elachi MCAs

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2,616 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH OCT 2019-Police engaged members of county assembly for Nairobi opposed to the return of Beatrice Elachi as speaker in running battles on Wednesday.This is after  stormed her office seeking to eject her. Violence broke soon after Elachi took over office accompanied by a group of youths. Elachi locked herself in the office, leaving the group of MCAs outside where they clashed with those supporting her return. Dozens of anti-riot police officers were also deployed outside City Hall, where teargas was lobbed to…

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Hold your horses, Kibra voter register will be ready before Nov 7 by-election,IEBC assures ODM

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2,518 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH OCT 2019-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has come out t0 assure  that the Updated Kibra Voters Register will be ready before the by-election which is slated for November 7. The commission’s Chairman Wafula Chebukati  in a statement said the register had been dispatched to the Returning Officer for a seven-day inspection and verification. He spoke on Wednesday during a meeting with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders who have been demanding the register. “In response to the two letters of 20th…

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Safaricom launches new M-Pesa logo to honour Kipchoge ahead of INEOS race on Saturday

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707 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH OCT 2019-Leading mobile phone services  company  Safaricom has unveiled  a new M-pesa logo to honour world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ahead of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge slated for Saturday in Vienna,  Austria. The new logo which will be active for the next week  bears the the number 159 – one hour 59 minutes that Kipchoge will be aiming to attain in his bid to run the marathon in under two hours, and is  sandwiched by the words E and LIUD. While…

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Elachi bounces back as court reinstates her as Nairobi speaker

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390 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH OCT 2019-Beatrice Elachi is  a happy person after the court reinstated her  back in office as Nairobi County Assembly Speaker .Elachi had  been  impeachment. In a short video circulated to newsrooms by the County Government’s Director of Communications Elkana Jacob, Elachi is heard telling Governor Mike Sonko that she is back and ready to receive him at the airport when he arrives from France. She did not have kind words for MCAs who kicked her out of office in dramatic scenes that…

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Verdict :Supreme Court says it has jurisdiction on counties’ revenue case

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2,773 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH OCT 2019- The Supreme Court on Tuesday  ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear a case filed by counties on the controversy surrounding the Division of Revenue. Justice Njoki Ndung’u While delivering the ruling,  dismissed the National Assembly’s preliminary objection on the court’s jurisdiction to determine the case. The judge however, stated that although the court will hear the case, it will not give its opinion all the issues raised by counties. A direction on specific issues the court will deal with…

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Detectives arrest 5 suspected fraudsters with over 40,000 SIM cards

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2,714 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH OCT 2019-Detectives from the  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on MOnday night  busted a gang of five, believed to be engaging in fraudulent activities which include SIM card scamming to swindle millions of shillings from unsuspecting members of the public. The five were arrested at an apartment in Juja town, during an intelligence-led operation conducted by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). During the raid, over 40,000 Sim cards were recovered as well as several mobile phones, three laptops and…

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One person killed as a saloon car collides with a lorry in a Kisii Market

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2,702 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,8TH OCT 2019-A tragic accident  has left One person dead on Tuesday morning after a car he was driving collided head with a lorry at Kenyenya market in Kisii. Eye witnesses say the driver of the saloon car was joining the Kenyenya-Mogonga road from Riokindo-Kenyenya road when he collided with the lorry that was coming from Magonga. The victim identified as Griffins Ombaso was rushed to Kenyenya Sub County Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. Irate members of the public  wanted to lynch the…

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CS Yattani urges citizens to be compliant taxpayer

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2,002 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH OCT 2019-Acting Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury Amb. Ukur Yattani has urged citizens to be tax compliant to enable the country fund its development programmes. The CS, who was speaking at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) head office, Times Tower, during the launch of the 2019 Taxpayers’ Month, said the country depends on its diligent tax compliant citizens for sustainability of economic growth. “It is true that any given country depends on its tax compliant citizens for sustainability of economic growth. For us…

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Search for bodies of mother, daughter continues at the likoni ferry channel as military joins the mission

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1,875 total views, no views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI, 8TH OCT 2019-Operations to retrieve the bodies of a mother and child who drowned at the Likoni Channel on Sunday last week continues with local divers drawn from government and private agencies as well as those from South Africa scouting the four mapped out areas in the ocean. The arrival of the South African team of divers has to some extent reinforced the retrieval operation that entered its 8th day on Monday. Poor visibility, depth of the ocean and lack of proper…

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Witnesses give a chilling account of Willie Kimani murder

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2,674 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH OCT 2019-Witnesses on Monday  continued to give their account on  how lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were killed . In the confession read out  in court by an officer at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Geoffrey Kinyua, Peter Ngugi the fifth accused person in the case outlined how the three were trailed, arrested and eventually killed. The witness said they started by trailing the victims after sergeant Fredrick ole Leliman told him about the plan…

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Members of the public warned against purchasing electronic goods from unregistered dealers

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1,138 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 7TH OCT 2019– Members of the public  have been   warned  against buying electronic gadgets including mobile phones, laptops and TV sets from unregistered dealers or individuals. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said most people find themselves in trouble after purchasing stolen electronics from individuals or unauthorised dealers. “The Public is hereby WARNED never to buy any Electronic Gadget including Laptops, Mobile Phones, TV Sets from an Individual or a Dealer who has no fixed Physical Address; Identifiable trading Building/ Premises with…

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Lionesses to kick off their Olympic Qualifiers against Ghana

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2,515 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,7TH OCT 2019-The Kenya Lionesses will be competing for a slot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next weekend in Jemmal, Tunisia during the Women’s Qualifiers that doubles up as the Africa Women’s 7s Championship on 12th and 13th October. The ladies have been in session for the last two months after breaking from the 15s set where they finished second in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup. The Lionesses will be out to not only defend the title they won last year but also seek a…

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Cheruiyot wins Kenya its fifth gold in Doha

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1,426 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,7TH OCT 2019-Timothy Cheruiyot  has given Kenya its  fifth Gold after a resounding victory  in the men’s 1,500m final in the final day of the World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The in-form Cheruiyot who led from gun to tape clocked 3:29.26 ahead of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi (3:31.38) and Marcin Lewandowski of Poland (3:32.72) who clinched silver and bronze respectively. Having dominated the IAAF Diamond League Series for the past three consecutive seasons, Cheruiyot was yet to clinch his maiden gold medal at the…

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