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Reconciliation call rent the air as Tom Mboya is remembered 50 years on since his assassination

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3,049 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2019-A memorial service was held Friday at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi for the late Tom Mboya  with calls for reconciliation being made by those who attended.July 5 this year marks 50 years since the man who became a minister in Jomo Kenyatta’s administration was assassinated. Various leaders among them  former prime minister Raila Odinga, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, former attorney-general Charles Njonjo, and senators Amos Wako and James Orengo  joined the family to…

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Business 

Achievement:Jambojet awarded IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration

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713 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2019-Jambojet  was on Friday  awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.The IOSA program is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the safety, operational management and control systems of an airline. Jambojet is the only operator after Kenya Airways to get IOSA registration in Kenya, reinforcing its commitment to maintain global safety standards in its operations. “Safety is a principal requisite in our industry. Our customers need the assurance that they can travel comfortably, affordably and securely…

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The Dennis Itumbi Riddle:Muthaiga police boss Alphonse Kimengua interdicted

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3,267 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2019-The controversy surrounding Digital director at state house  Dennis Itumbi  has now caught up with   Muthaiga police boss Alphonse Kimengua  who has since been interdicted over recent pictures taken and shared by friends of Dennis Itumbi inside the station. On Thursday  a Nairobi court detained  Mr Itumbi,  for five more days   to allow police complete investigation into a fake letter that claimed there was a plot to assassinate the Deputy President William Ruto. He was locked up at Muthaiga Police Station.…

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President Uhuru flags off Safari Rally at Kasarani

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3,384 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday   reaffirmed the government’s commitment in supporting the Safari Rally’s bid to make a comeback to the prestigious World Rally Championship.As away of showing just how serious his promise is ,the head of state  presented a cheque of Sh440 million towards the World Rally Championship Safari Project to the project’s chief executive Phineas Kimathi. Uhuru later  flagged off cars competing in this year’s Safari, which is running as a candidate event for the World Rally Championship, at…

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Kenyans united behind Kibra MP Ken Okoth to wish him recovery

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1,126 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,TH JULY 2019-Kenyans on Friday thronged social media platforms  to wish Kibra MP Ken Okoth  who is battling cancer a quick recovery.This is a after a picture of the Mp  with Kenya’s Ambassador to France Judi Wakhungu  was posted on the twitter timeline of  Mss Wakhungu. The MP who is undergoing treatment for Stage 4 colon cancer in Paris had paid Ms. Wakhungu a courtesy call at her office. “He updated us on many issues including his impressive education projects & his plans for…

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President Kenyatta to visit Tanzania’s Pombe Magufuli at his rural home

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795 total views, no views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Friday expected to travel to  Tanzania  to visit  counterpart, John Magufuli, at his rural home in Chato, Tanzania. According to Magufuli’s Communications Director, Gerson Msigwa,  President Kenyatta’s plane will touch down at Chato Airport at 10pm on Friday. However ,Kenya’s Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) has not issued a statement on the two-day informal visit or details of President Kenyatta’s itinerary for the weekend. The Head of State flagged off the 66th Edition of the 2019 Safari…

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KRA intercepts ethanol, high-end vehicles at Mombasa port

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950 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2019-Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has seized 144 drums of imported Ethanol at the Port of Mombasa, which had been mis-declared as 1000 bags of cement. Customs officers have also seized another high end motor-vehicle, a Range Rover Sports suspected to have been stolen from the United Kingdom which had been mis-declared as second hand window frames, doors, folding chairs, stools and wall pictures. The Ethanol was imported in two by twenty feet containers while the vehicle was in a twenty-foot container. The…

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Africa International News 

Sudan generals, protesters in landmark agreement on new governing body

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1,757 total views, no views today BY AFP,Khartoum,5TH JULY 2019-Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough power sharing accord aimed at ending the country’s months-long political crisis. The landmark agreement came after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body — a civilian or soldier. “The two sides agreed on establishing a sovereign council with a rotating military and civilian (presidency)…

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