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A survey ranks governor Mutua,Oparanya top performers

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205 total views, 205 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019- A  survey conducted by  United Kingdom advisory firm  All Africa Advisors  has ranked Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua as the best performing county executive followed by his Kakamega and Nairobi counterparts Wycliffe Oparanya. Nairobi governor Mike Sonko  comes in third  in that order. The firm’s survey  conducted between June and August this year,  puts Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana as the fourth best county chief with Mombasa’s Hassan Joho ranked fifth.However  Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu  was listed as the worst performing governor. The…

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Autopsy to be conducted on the body of the late Tob Cohen today

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510 total views, 510 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-A postmortem  is today set to be carried out on the body of the late tycoon Tob Cohen at the Chiromo funeral parlour to reveal what could have led to his death. Lawyers, detectives and pathologists arrived at the  Parlour  Tuesday morning ahead of the exercise . Those present when the examination got underway included lawyer Cliff Ombeta who will be presenting Cohen’s family, lawyer Phillip Murgor for the widow Susan Wairimu, the investigating officer and a team from the Government Chemist.…

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Why Top Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi meets Trump at the White House

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868 total views, 868 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-Peter Tabichi, the Kenyan teacher who won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize, met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday evening . Bro. Tabichi, a Mathematics and Science teacher from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru is in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He  is set  to address the 74th session to give insight into how he managed to excel as a teacher in a community where poverty is widespread. Some of his students have represented Kenya…

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Woman in Fake Excise Stamps Charged

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2,688 total views, 1,598 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT,2019-A woman who was arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) over alleged importation of Ksh.1.8 million fake excise stamps was on Monday charged. Appearing before a Nairobi court, Jane Muthoni Gichengo pleaded not guilty and was freed on a Ksh.2 million cash bail or bond of Ksh.3 million. The court heard that the accused on April 26, 2019 imported Ksh.900,000 counterfeit ready to drink excise duty stamps and Ksh.960,000 counterfeit spirits excise duty stamps concealed as labeling stickers. The case was set…

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Tragic:Six killed as matatu,personal car and truck collide in kilifi

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2,427 total views, 1,284 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KILIFI,16TH SEPT 2019-Six people lost their lives  on Monday following an accident that took place along Mombasa -Nairobi highway. It is reported that the accident involved a matatu, personal cars, and a truck. The fatal morning accident happened at Makobeni area on the Rabai-Kaloleni road in Kilifi County. This comes just  a day after  Modern Coast Bus was involved in a grisly accident along the Iganga-Bugiri highway in Uganda, killing eight people. The 5.30 am accident occurred after a trailer collided with the bus that…

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Jimmy Gait jets Back Home After Undergoing Treatment In India

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160 total views, 74 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2019-Gospel artist  Jimmy Gait is back in the country after he underwent  treatment in India. The Muhathara hit maker  left on August 11 after weeks of agonizing pain in his throat and a misdiagnosis by local doctors. “I have not been well, I have been battling a condition and gone to quite a number of hospitals and it has been decided that I have to go out of the country for special treatment and medical attention,” Gait said before flying out. Earlier  reports…

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A rare species of a zebra sighted in Maasai Mara national park

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2,276 total views, 942 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2019-Kenyans on Monday went to social media platforms to discuss  a rare kind of Zebra species   that has been spotted at the Maasai Mara game reserve. Images shared on various social media platform shows the said animal which is different from the normal Zebra in terms of  body coloring. In normal cases the color of zebras is black and white with the entire  body of the animal being white and black stripped. However  with this  new kind of  a zebra ,the body…

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Sarah Wairimu detained for 10 days in Tob Cohen murder case

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1,066 total views, 68 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2019-Key suspect in the murder of Tob Cohen, who is his wife  Sarah Wairimu Kamotho,  will remain in police custody until September 26, 2019 when she will be arraigned for plea taking in the case. During the mention of the case on Monday Justice Jessy Lesiit, further  directed that mental assessment be done on Sarah within seven days. The postmortem on the body of the deceased will be conducted on Tuesday in the presence of Sarah’s doctors as well as those of…

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IEBC Okays Mariga to vie for Kibra by-election on Jubilee party ticket

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1,341 total views, 12 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2019-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has  allowed  footballer  Macdonald Mariga to vie for the Kibra Parliamentary seat on a Jubilee Party ticket. IEBC, during a Monday press conference led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati, stated that the former soccer ace is indeed a registered voter. Mariga had filed an appeal challenging the IEBC decision to invalidate his candidature from the by-election set for November 7, 2019, adding that his disqualification was “improper, null and void.” “The complainant is duly registered as…

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Police apprehend two suspects in Ksh.72M Nairobi West heist ,Ksh 2 M recovered

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1,209 total views, 11 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2019-Two more suspects in connection to the Ksh.72 million heist from a Nairobi ATM have been arrested. Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested John Kamau Mulei at Muumaandu in Machakos County who later led the  detectives to the house of his 60-year-old grandmother Mary Kyalo at Kalumoni where Ksh.2,389,000 was recovered. Mr. Mulei is the brother to Bernard Mwendwa who was arrested on Thursday last week for also being part of the gang that orchestrated the heist. Two weeks…

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IEBC set to rule on Mariga’s fate in Kibra by-election

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958 total views, 11 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2019-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Resolution Committee is today Monday set to render its verdict   on his suitability  of Macdonald  Mariga to contest in the Kibra by-election set for November 7. The committee chaired by IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati  last Friday heard a complaint filed by Mariga’s lawyers with  Chebukati promising that  a ruling will be issued Monday at 10am. A Returning Officer assigned to manage the Kibra min poll, Beatrice Muli, invalidated Mariga’s candidature “because his name is…

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Sports 

Liverpool ‘open Sadio Mane contract talks’

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718 total views, 163 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2019-Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Senegalese forward Sadio Mane over a new contract. The 27-year-old’s current deal at Anfield runs until 2023 but Jurgen Klopp‘s side are believed to want to tie him down for longer amid the winger’s outstanding run of form. Mane won both the Premier League Golden Boot and the Champions League with the Reds last season, while he also played a starring role in Senegal’s run to the final of this summer’s African Cup of Nations. The French website Soccer Link reports that…

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EX NASA CEO Magaya flown to India for specialized treatment

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2,439 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2019-Former National Super Alliance (NASA) Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya who is ailing has been flown outside the country for specialized treatment. Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party’s Director of Communications, Philip Etale in a statement to newsrooms Sunday afternoon, said Magaya will be away for two weeks. Etale says a panel of expert doctors are said to be reviewing his health condition.. “We thank you for your continued support during this trying time and request your prayers for his full and speedy…

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Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor breaks World Half Marathon record

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836 total views, 163 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2019-Geoffrey Kamworor shaved 17 seconds off the World Marathon record when he ran a barnstorming 58:01 en route to winning the Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday. The three-time World Half Marathon champion thus lowered the previous mark held by his Kenyan compatriot Abraham Kiptum who ran 58:18 in October last year in Valencia. Despite heavy winds at the Danish capital, Kamworor reached the 10km mark in 27:32, well inside the World record and from that point he began to completely pull away…

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Widow of late Tunisia leader Essebsi dies as presidential poll opens

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521 total views, 99 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Tunis, Tunisia, Sep 15 – Chadlia Caid Essebsi, the wife of the late Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi, passed away on Sunday as the first round of elections to select her husband’s successor began, their son announced. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Beji Caid Essebsi, is dead, may God bless her,” Hafedh Caid Essebsi said on Facebook. In late July, the 83-year-old had welcomed heads of state who came to pay their respects to her husband, Tunisia’s first president elected democratically by universal suffrage who…

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Tragic:3 children killed as fire razes down home in Nyeri

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3,141 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,15TH SEPT,2019-Three children died  on Saturday night after their house cought fire mysteriously burning them  beyond recognition.The children  were sleeping in the house at Kiambogo village in Kieni, Nyeri County. According to Kieni West OCPD Ahmed Ali , said the three minors aged 7 years, 3 years and 7 months, and 3 years were burnt when fire broke out at around 4am. Ali said the cause of the fire could not be established, adding that efforts by the neighbours to put out the fire were…

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Sports 

Marcus Rashford penalty sees Manchester United overcome Leicester City

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1,072 total views, 163 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT,2019-Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the match as Manchester United recorded a 1-0 win over Leicester City in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. The England international converted from the penalty spot in the eighth minute to hand the Red Devils a huge three points, with the result moving the team into fourth position in the Premier League table. The Foxes had their moments during the 90 minutes of action, but Brendan Rodgers‘s side were unusually lacklustre in the final third as the home side kept…

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Trump confirms death of Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

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728 total views, 99 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, WASHINGTON, United States, Sept 14 – US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. US media reported in late July and early August, citing intelligence officials, that the younger Bin Laden had been killed sometime in the last two years in an operation that involved the United States. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed the death last month, saying it…

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Let us all unite in honour of Mugabe,President Kenyatta, other African urge

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4,902 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT,2019-Leaders attending Former Zimbabwean President, the late Robert Gabriel Mugabe in Harare have  hailed  him as a true icon, who worked for unity and emancipation of Africans across the continent. Several leaders attending his State burial in the capital Harare, Saturday said his death has left an indelible mark, saying his legacy can only be honoured through the unity of Africans. Speaking during the event, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta described Mugabe as a politically astute and an embodiment of a pan-African spirit,…

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David De Gea finally signs new Manchester United contract?

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548 total views, 6 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT 2019-Goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly finally signed a new contract with Manchester United that will make him the club’s best-paid player. The Red Devils have been looking to tie the 28-year-old down to a new deal for months, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all showing an interest in signing the Spaniard during the summer. According to the Daily Record, the new deal will see the former Atletico Madrid stopper pick up £13.3m per season after tax, taking him past Paul Pogba as the highest earner…

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Police apprehend one more suspect in Tob Cohen murder at Kitisuru home

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3,201 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT 2019-Police have arrested one more suspect in connection with the murder of Dutch billionaire Tob Cohen. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti on Friday termed the killers as ‘heartless’. “We have 2 suspects so far and we are going to arrest more. Anybody who was involved in this gruesome murder shall not be spared,” said Mr. Kinoti. “But there are more who are involved, not just two.” The identity of the second suspect is still a mystery as detectives remain tight-lipped. The…

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Uhuru joins other African leaders for Mugabe funeral in Zimbbwe

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2,676 total views, no views today BY AFP/NAMULONGO PETER,14TH SEPT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta joined other African leaders in Harare on Saturday for the State funeral of former Zimbabwe President Robert Gabriel Mugabe. The funeral was held at the National Sports Stadium in the capital city. Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore aged 95, left Zimbabwe torn over the legacy of his 37-year rule marked by brutal repression and economic crisis. LOYALISTS He died almost two years after former army loyalists forced him out in 2017, following a power struggle over…

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Motorists to dig deeper into their pockets to meet cost of fuel as EPRA reviews price upwards

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944 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT 2019-Motorists across the country will have to dig deeper into their pockets to meet cost of fuel for the next one month after  the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Saturday announced higher fuel prices. The cost of super petrol and diesel has gone up by Sh0.28 and Sh2.44 per litre, respectively. Users of kerosene were, however, spared as the price of the commodity went down by Sh3.31 per litre. In Nairobi, a litre of Super petrol will now retail…

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Detectives discover the body of tycoon Tob Cohen in a septic tank at his Kitisuru home

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3,355 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Directorate of criminal investigation (DCI) detectives have found the  body of tycoon Tob Cohen  in a septic tank at his Kitisuru home in Nairobi. DCI George Kinoti has confirmed. Kinoti said the body was discovered on Friday afternoon, a day after the tycoon’s wife Sarah Wairimu was presented in court on a murder charge, but she did not take a plea after the court ordered a mental assessment. The murder suspect, Wairimu, and her lawyer Philip Murgor were also at the…

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Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

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1,153 total views, 106 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sep 13 – The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear. Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving Zimbabweans torn over the legacy of a leader once lauded as an anti-colonial guerrilla hero, but whose 37-year iron-fisted rule ended in a coup in 2017. His family and President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former…

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National crime Index :65 police officers died in line of duty in 2018

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3,215 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-A report by the national police service  on the 2018 Annual crime  index has revealed that a total of  65 police officers lost their lives in 2018 while in the line of duty.Out of these cases  terrorism accounted  for the most deaths at 35 per cent. The report further sates that  23 police officers were killed in terror-related incidents in Wajir and Garissa counties, along boarder with Somalia. WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE carried a story of  8 police officers  who were killed in an Improvised…

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Mariga’s candidature for Kibra mini poll to be known on Monday

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3,073 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Jubilee party’s candidate for Kibra Mini poll MacDonald Mariga will on Monday next week know whether he will be allowed to participate in the exercise set for November 7 or not.The ruling is set to be delivered by the  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Dispute Resolution Committee . Mariga was dealt a major blow on Tuesday after the electoral agency, through the Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli failed to clear him on grounds that he was not a registered voter, claims which…

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I acted within the law in blocking Mariga’s Kibra candidature- Beatrice Muli

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750 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-IEBC returning officer Beatrice Muli has explained that the electoral body was transparent citing that Mariga’s documents were received by the electoral body on Tuesday and handled through the same process as other candidates. “We received Mariga document on September 10 and Mariga went through the nomination process the same way other candidates did. We have a checklist which we use to clear candidates,” she said. Muli said the pertinent documents were first submitted to verification desk and forwarded to her. She…

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Kenya Rugby Union secures Kshs115 Million Partnership Deal With EABL

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740 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-The Kenya Rugby Union on Friday secured a total of Kshs115 million partnership deal with East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL). Speaking at the launch, the EABL Group Corporate Relations Director, Eric Kiniti said, “It’s my pleasure to be here partnering with the KRU to grow the sport across the Country.” KRU boss Oduor Gangla underpined Tusker’s influence in the game. “We can all attest to the fact that we have had the best Sevens Circuit in the recent years and TuskerLager…

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War on Malaria:Kenya introduces world’s first malaria vaccine

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596 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/REUTERS,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce  the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under 5 years . Malaria is a top killer of children under five in the East African nation, and the vaccine is critically important to its efforts to combat the disease because other measures such as mosquito nets have not proven adequate, the director general of Kenya’s health ministry, Wekesa Masasabi, told Reuters. “We still have an incidence of 27%…

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Court rules that Rastafarianism is a religion

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526 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-The high court on Friday ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion just like any other and they should be treated as the rest. Justice Chacha Mwita read the judgement in a case in which a minor was chased away from school on January 10 for having dreadlocks. The court ruled that the decision by Olympic High School to exclude her from school because of her dreadlocks is unconstitutional, saying it’s a manifestation of her religion Her parents had argued that the…

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Contemporary kikuyu artist Kamande Wa Kioi Involved In a tragic Accident along Kamiti road

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645 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Kikuyu Benga musician, Kamande Wa Kioi is receiving treatment at the hospital after he was involved in a tragic road accident  on Friday morning . Reports indicate that  the artist’s vehicle collided with a Nazigi Sacco bus on Kamiti road. Kamande luckily is reported  to have escaped with slight injuries and was rushed to the Nairobi Women’s hospital following the incident. His friend Ngaruiya Junior, went on social media to update Kamande’s fans that  he was fairing on well. Kamande wa Kioi…

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Kenya and Uganda sign a historic deal aimed at ending perennial infighting between Turakan,Pokot and Karamojong communities

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529 total views, 1 views today BY PSCU,MOROTO,UGANDA ,13TH SEPT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. The programme dubbed Cross-Border Sustainable Peace and Development seeks to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities and enhance development in the region by promoting non-violent interactions and collaborations. The UN-supported intervention that will be led by a ministerial committee co-chaired by Kenya and Uganda will be implemented in the region to…

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You have ten days to explain the mysterious ambassadorial posting of Mwende Mwinzi,Parliament tells CS Juma

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515 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-National Assembly Committee on Implementation has given Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma 10 days to write a formal communication to Parliament whether the nominee for High Commission post in Seoul, South Korea Mwende Mwinzi has relinquished  her US citizenship. Mwinzi was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and subsequently vetted by the National Assembly Defense and Foreign Relations Committee. She has  both a Kenyan and US citizen making her to be at longer head with the  legislators. After her vetting, Mwinzi…

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KRA seizes birds and butterfly trophies illegally shipped into Kenya

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1,809 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-Customs Officials at the Lunga Lunga One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) have intercepted a consignment of 201 pieces of dried butterflies and 20 pieces of vulterine guinea fowl feathers imported from Tanga, Tanzania. The restricted consignment was seized from a passenger who was suspected to have been illegally planning to export the shipment to Hungary and UK respectively. The suspect was intercepted while travelling by bus from Tanga to Mombasa. He had a temporary Tanzanian passport and did not have a required permit…

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50 killed in train derailment in southeast DR Congo

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355 total views, 7 views today BY AFP,Lubumbashi,12TH SEPT,2019-Fifty people were killed early Thursday when a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister for humanitarian action, Steve Mbikayi, said in a tweet. “Another disaster! Derailing at 3am local in Tanganyika (province) near Mayibaridi. Provisional toll: 50 dead and several injured,” he wrote. Railways in the DRC have a poor record for safety, hampered by poor tracks and decrepit locomotives, many of them dating from the 1960s. In March, at least 24 people were killed and 31 were injured Sunday…

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Chepkoech wins national trials a head of World Championships set for Doha, Qatar on September 27 – October 8

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847 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech  has won   national trials held on Thursday at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi in 9:45.15 ahead of former World champion Hyvin Kiyeng (9:45.20) and the World Under 20 champion Celliphine Chespol (9:45.24). This measn taht she will now  lead team Kenya in the water-and-barriers race at the World Championships set for Doha, Qatar on September 27 – October 8. Chepkoech had however already booked herself a ticket to Doha having won the IAAF Diamond…

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Ekuru Aukot criticizes political leaders opposed to his Punguza Mizigo Bill.

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1,903 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-The  Punguza Mizigo Bill initiator  who is the Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has criticised political leaders who are against his course . Addressing the press on Thursday ,Aukot said  that the bill will ensure that more resources are sent to the counties. “Leaders who have opposed this bill have refused to understand it. Why would you oppose more money going to your county?” According to him  the bill gained overwhelming support across the country “only to be hijacked by…

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Nyayo stadium to open its door for KPL matches this weekend

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812 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,12TH SEPT 2019-A Kenyan Premier League match pitting AFC Leopards against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday will be staged at the Nyayo stadium . It will be the first time in two years for the second largest sporting facility in the country to host a football match. The Moves comes  after the stadium was  worked on and partially fitted with seats, however the entire works of renovation  remains incomplete . In 2017, Nyayo was closed for renovation ahead of the 2018 CHAN was Kenya…

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Key Witness Who Withdrew From Dennies Itumbi’s Case Released On Ksh100,000 Cash Bail

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2,091 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-A Key  witness in Dennis Itumbi’s forgery case, who withdrew after  alleged death threats from the DCI Samuel Gateri was on Thursday freed  on Ksh100,000 cash bail. Gateri who appeared in court was charged with making a document without lawful authority contrary to section 357 (a) of the penal code. Gateri was arrested on Wednesday evening when he met his lawyer to file a constitutional application to protest his illegal confinement two months ago. DCI officers aboard two cars, KBR 549K,…

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Foreigners will not be allowed to adopt children in Kenya-Govt

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700 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-The government has  announced a ban on adoption of Kenyan children by foreigners.The announcement came shortly after a  Cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, with operations at the Child Welfare Society that oversees adoption  also been overhauled. President Kenyatta is the society’s patron. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has also been ordered to formulate a new policy document that will regulate the child adoption process in Kenya. Two weeks ago a local TV station aired an…

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Armed Robbers make away with unknown amount of money In Moyale Airstrip

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1,066 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI 12TH SEPT 2019-Three armed robbers on Wednesday evening  escaped  with an unknown amount of money belonging to equity bank in Moyale. According  a  police report , the gunmen ambushed the crew that was escorting the cash at Odda airstrip at around 1.30pm before making away with the money that had been delivered by air. The incident was reported by Senior Sargent Galvacioh Marigu of CIPU, who was escorting bank officials, who had gone to collect the cash delivered by air. It was…

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Mariga appeals to IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee over invalidation of candidacy for Kibra

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5,703 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH SEPT 2019-Footballer Macdold Mariga  who is also  Jubilee Party’s flag-bearer for Kibra parliamentary by-election,  has  filed an appeal  at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s Dispute Resolution Committee challenging the decision to invalidate his candidature. While appearing  before the committee on Wednesday Mariga argued the decision made on Tuesday by the Kibra Returning Officer, Beatrice Muli, was improper, null and void because he is a registered voter. He stated that  he became a registered voter on August 26. Mariga wants  the IEBC…

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A voter moves to court in Nakuru seeking orders to compel Uhuru Kenyatta to declare corruption a national disaster .

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5,908 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,11TH SEPT 2019-A kenyan  has moved to court in Nakuru seeking orders to compel president Uhuru Kenyatta to declare corruption a national disaster . Mr Gabriel Githenya Wakibia a resident of Ndundori area in Subukia Sub-County filed a petition before the High Court in Nakuru  on Wednesday  seeking interpretation of the law on State of Emergency in a bid to have the fight against corruption declared a national disaster. In his petition filed on September 5, Mr Githenya claims the state of corruption,…

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6 Nairobi West ATM robbery suspects charged,freed on on Sh1mn surety bond

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5,710 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH SEPT,2019-Six suspects  were on Wednesday   charged with an incident that occurred last week in which  Sh72 million on transit to an ATM located in Nairobi West was stolen. Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi  ordered the release of the suspects on Sh1 million dual obligee surety bond each with the court also  requiring  them to surrender their passports. The suspects including three police officers who allegedly posed as accredited armed police escort for cash in transit also faced an additional charge of…

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Saving white rhino: Two embryos created using eggs collected from remaining females

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843 total views, no views today  BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH SEPT 2019-Efforts towards  saving the Northern  white rhino species  which is on the verge of extinction in Kenya has  received a major boost  after two embryos s were created using eggs collected from the remaining females and frozen sperm from deceased males. The good news was confirmed  in an Italian laboratory with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) tweeting on Wednesday, in what may mark a turning point for the nearly extinct Northern White Rhino about it. “The pioneering in vitro embryos of…

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You must not be left behind in meeting the old notes deadlines,CBK now tells grandmothers

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521 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH SEPT 2019-The central bank of Kenya has remind mothers and grandmothers not to be left behind in  meeting the deadlines for surrendering  old notes for exchange with the new generations ones. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge has warned that come 30th Sept 2019 all old notes will be worthless. “Our mothers and grandmothers are epic savers. They may have some money around their homes,” he said on Wednesday via Twitter. “Please check on them and remind them of the deadline of September 30 for…

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Sad :A bungoma family at pain to bury kin who died in Malawi after his body arrived without head

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358 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH SEPT 2019-A Family in Bungoma is still wondering whether it should go on and bury the body of its relative who was a driver in Malawi  and died in the country with the body having been brought without a head. The deceased, Geoffrey Khaemba, was a father of two and is alleged to have died in a road accident in Malawi. The 42-year-oldhad been working with Exotank Transport Company. His  wife Susan Simiyu says  he left their home in Lukhokhwe village, Tongaren…

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Business men arraigned on tax evasion charges in a mombasa court

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832 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,11TH SEPT 2019-Two Business men were on Wednesday morning  arraigned in court on tax evasion charges . Abdi Osman  and Ahmed Mohamed Abdo, business associates of Mombasa businessman Abdi Gedi Amin  appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Mr Vincent Adet.   The duo denied charges of tax evasion and were released on a bond of KShs 3 million. Mr Abdi Gedi Amin is facing tax evasion charges amounting to over KShs.1.8 billion, he appeared in court last Friday. The case will be mentioned on…

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Robert Mugabe’s body being flown home from Singapore

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530 total views, 7 views today BY BBC NEWS,11TH SEPT 2019-The body of Robert Mugabe has left Singapore on a private flight destined for his home country of Zimbabwe. The former president had been receiving hospital treatment in the city state before he died last week aged 95. Mr Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first leader after becoming independent in 1980. He held on to power for almost four decades before being ousted in a coup in 2017. He will be buried on Sunday after a state funeral on Saturday. Obituary: Robert Mugabe From…

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