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Aisha Jumwa coils a worship song to praise DP Ruto

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2,436 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER ,21ST MAY,2019-Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is  again t making the news  after a video went viral  showing her changing words  of a popular Christian worship song in  praise of Deputy President William Ruto. The incident happened on Sunday  when  Jumwa had accompanied Ruto to St Jude Catholic Church Muanda, in Bumula, Bungoma county, for a church service. When she was handed the microphone, she did what she praised Ruto’s performance track record before singing. “Makanisa kujengwa, Ruto yuko hapo, ukitaka shule kujengwa…

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Tragic:Four Mavoko Water employees drown in reservoir

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2,271 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,21ST MAY 2019-Four employees of Mavoko Water and Sewerage company died in Athi River on Tuesday after they fell into a reservoir belonging to Mavwasco’s sewarage treatment plant. The plant is located at Kwa Mang’eli slum. Various teams joined efforts to  retrieve the four bodies among them  the police, fire brigade, members of the public and administrators led by Mavoko chief Nzau Komo.

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Kenya asks the UN for support in having Shabaab declared as terrorist group

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2,158 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST MAY  2019-Kenya  has asked  the European Union (EU) for support to have al-Shabaab listed as a terrorist organization under the United Nations (UNSC) Resolution 1267 of 1999. The appeal was made by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma during talks with EU High Representative Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday. “In combating global terrorism and sustaining the painful gains made, we urge you to support Kenya in listing the al-Shabaab as a terrorism organization under the UNSC 1267,” she…

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Sports 

Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) honors Paralympian Vincent Mutai .

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1,640 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) on Tuesday  honored Paralympian Vincent Mutai with the Sports Personality Award for April 2019. Mutai took the accolade after winning three Class T46 Gold medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the Long Jump at the 4th International Athletics Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. To claim the coveted award, Mutai beat African U20 gold medallists Faith Chepkemoi and Mary Moraa, and Brigid Kosgei who won the women’s race at the 2019 London Marathon. Mutai now…

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Fire breaks out at Namwale High School in Bungoma,destroys dormitory

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661 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BUNGOMA,21ST MAY 2019-Fire  broke out   at Namwale Boys High School in Bungoma County on  Tuesday  forcing form one and tow students to be sent home after a fire destroyed  their dormitories on Monday night. The fire, whose cause was  not be immediately established, began at around 8pm, burning down property of unknown value belonging to at least 140 students. Efforts by the students, teachers and local residents to put out the fire did not succeed, with the county fire brigade arriving after the fire…

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Monica Kimani death probe: Family opposes Jowie’release on bail

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614 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-The  family of murdered business lady Monica  Kimani   has opposed Joseph Irungu ‘ Jowie’ release on bail. Through their lawyer on Tuesday the Family, however said they needed more time to file replying affidavits explaining why they are against the accused being released on bail. “We were only served one week ago and we have not had time to respond accordingly to the application,” the family said. The family lawyer also said Monica’s family members have not been around to sign…

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Jared Otieno charged in fake gold conspiracy,to remain in custody until May 27, 2019

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478 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-Controversial Businessman Jared Otieno and 15 others have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by false pretence. Otieno and his co-accused denied the charges on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at the Milimani Law Court. They were charged with fraudulently receiving Sh300 million in a fake gold transaction. Otieno and his co-accused will remain in custody until May 27, 2019, pending their bail ruling. Senior principal magistrate Paul Mayova last week allowed an application by the prosecution…

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Business 

Milestone in cargo shipping as KRA signs transshipment SOPs with port stakeholders

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431 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,21ST  MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority on Tuesday signed a Transshipment Standard Operating Procedures charter with the Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Shipping Agents Association at the Port of Mombasa to enhance cargo clearance efficiency and boost regional trade. The various stakeholders described the formulation of the Transshipment SOPs as a key milestone for shipping. The adoption of a bidding SOPs, they explained, will play a key role in raising efficiency levels at the Port of Mombasa. The SOPs have been developed to international…

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Second largest EU mission globally unveiled in Nairobi

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556 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-The European Union (EU) Mission in Nairobi on Tuesday  unveiled a new embassy making Kenya ,the  second largest foreign mission in the world after London in the United Kingdom. Speaking after the unveiling ,EU High Representative Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, who met Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma ,described opening of the new embassy as an acknowledgement of Kenya’s vital role as a regional hub. “We see Kenya as not only a gateway to the region and to…

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President Kenyatta reaffirms the govt’s commitment in ensuring 100% pupils enrollment in school

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705 total views, no views today  BY PSCU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday  said   the government will remain steadfast in its various efforts to ensure that all Kenyan children attain basic education. The President who spoke at State House Nairobi when he handed over a 52-seater bus to Kamacharia Girls Secondary School from Murang’a County said that the Government will continue investing in the expansion of school infrastructure to ensure that all Kenyan children have access to education. To show appreciation for the efforts by the government and their parents,…

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Matron at Mumbi Girls school in Muranga commits suicide

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774 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,21ST MAY 2019-Mumbi girls high school  in Murang’a is mourning the controversial  death if its matron identified as Joyce Mwinzi. The body of the 56 years old matron was found in her house just meters a way from the school. Confirming the incident  Muranga county commissioner Muhamed Bare said the investigation into the incident has commenced. Mumbi girls high school  is among best performing schools in the country. The body of the deceased was taken to Muranga referral hospital.    

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Police intercept 22 Eritreans while being smuggled-DCI

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741 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 21ST MAY 2019-Police have arrested Twenty-two Eritrean nationals as they were being smuggled along the Thika Superhighway, Nairobi. The  Directorate of Criminal Investigations says  the victims who had travelled from the Moyale border told police that they were headed for South Africa and had paid for the trip. Four Kenyans behind the smuggling were arrested in the Monday evening incident . “Twenty two victims of human trafficking-all #Eritreans were today rescued by #DCI Detectives as they were being ferried along Thika Road.…

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