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Double tragedy as Chuka University student allegedly kills KEMU girlfriend, commits suicide

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2,595 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MERU,6TH MAY 2019-A student from the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU), Meru campus, has allegedly been killed by her boyfriend who then committed suicide at her rental house in Makutano, Meru County. Reliable  sources  intimated  to UpesiNews  that the boy was schooling  at Chuka University and had gone to Meru to visit the girl with whom he was in a relationship. Their decomposing bodies were y found  on Monday afternoon as a foul smell emanated from the house.The exact day when the  incident happened  remains…

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International News 

The coming of the royal baby:Meghan Markle gives birth to a boy

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2,557 total views, no views today BY CNN,6TH MAY 2019-Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, she and Prince Harry announced on their Instagram account Monday. “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,” it said. “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during…

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Shalom Hospital closed , patients to be moved to other facilities

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2,468 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,5TH MAY 2019-Shalom Hospital in Machakos has been closed with immediate effect.According to the investigation undertaken by the ministry of health officials, together with  officers of the Kenya Medical Board,Nursing Council of Kenya ,clinical officers among other health sector representatives ,the hospital was found  to have several serious shortcomings which could not allow it to continue operating. Among them are:Lack of proper procedures and staffing,the death of the infant who passed away could have been prevented. Machakos   governor Dr Alfred Mutua who confirmed the…

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Police have arrested activist Boniface Mwangi over alleged plannning of a ‘revolution’

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2,458 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH MAY 2019-Activist Boniface Mwangi is being held in police custody over an alleged ‘revolution organisation’. Mwangi had on Monday took to Twitter to inform the public of his arrest. According to the activist ,he was picked from his house on Monday morning by the detectives and was being taken to Central Police Station.I have been arrested by @DCI_Kenya from my house. We are headed to Central Police Station. I haven’t been told the reason for my arrest.He, however, said he was not…

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Atwoli supports move by MPS to demand house allowance

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661 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,6TH MAY 2019-Central Organisation Trade Union Secretary General Francis Atwoli  says he will  back MPs’ push for higher salaries due to the high demand of handouts from Kenyans and their electorates . Aowili who spoke in a interview  with  KTN on Monday,  said MPs have no peace since the time they are elected  since   Kenyans always pester them asking for handouts. “Kenyans might think that I am crazy, but I am supporting MPs to demand more from you taxpayers due to your behaviour,”…

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 Shalom hospital in the news again after a child dies after been attended at the facility

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606 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH MAY 2019- Shalom hospital in Machakos is  yet again on the receiving end after  a 7-month-old baby  died after he allegedly received a wrong vaccination. Sources say the child identified as Baby Ethan Muendo died ,just  two hours after a nurse at the hospital administered an injection meant to relief pain.The child had  suffered minor burns from hot water. But the baby developed breathing complications some 2 hours later according to his parents and died.The child’s mother Juliana Mutheu says  they decided…

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Tension remain high at the border of Isiolo and Samburu following the killing of four police officers .

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320 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,SAMBURU,6TH MAY 2019-Tension is still high at the border of Isiolo and Samburu after four Police Reservists were killed in a clash with suspected cattle rustlers . Reports says the reservists were pursuing stolen goats when they were ambushed by gunmen in the area. According to the Police ,the goats were stolen from Isiolo and were being driven to Samburu when the incident happened. Security remains tight  in the area as  as police  pursue the attackers. The Cattle rustling  practice is rampant in the…

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No more setting up new varsities as CS Magoha says the current number is too high

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526 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH MAY 2019-Its a blow to individuals or even education institutions  planing of upgrading to the university status or level after the education Cabinet secretary George Magoha suspended the exercise. Professor Magoha says the current number is too high to be sustained. “I have received requests to increase the number of universities… you must apply the breaks,” said Prof Magoha. According to the CS , there is no reason to have six universities in the same place teaching the same thing. “No money will…

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Muslim faithful starts observing holy month of Ramadhan from Today Monday

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818 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH MAY 2019-Muslim faithful across the country are today (Monday) starting  to observe  the  holy month of Ramadhan .This is after  Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar made the  announcement on Sunday evening. Sheikh Muhdhar said the crescent moon, which signifies the beginning of the sacred month, was sighted in Hola, Tana River County. “We received the news from a cleric called Said Jillo from Tana River and we want to announce that we will start our fasting tomorrow (Monday),” said Sheikh Muhdhar at the…

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International News 

Tragedy hits Russia as plane bursts into flames on landing killing 41

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879 total views, no views today BY AFP,Moscow,6TH MAY 2019-A Russian passenger plane erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke after making an emergency landing at Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 41 people including at least two children. Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crash-landing and then speeding along the runway at Sheremetyevo international airport on Sunday, flames pouring from its fuselage. Passengers could be seen leaping onto an inflatable slide at the front and running from the blazing plane as…

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