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Police launch investigations as Machakos County government communication officer Geoffrey Kwatemba is kidnapped in Nairobi

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3,077 total views, 4 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Police have launched investigations aimed at finding the whereabouts of Machakos County government communication officer Geoffrey Kwatemba  who has reportedly  kidnapped on Sunday in Nairobi. Mr. Kwatemba, who is a former radio presenter at Milele FM, was reportedly accosted in Nairobi while on his way from West Pokot where he had attended singer Doreen Otipo’s album launch. According to reports, the abductors have since asked for ransom in order to let him go .

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Sports 

Gor Mahia humiliate Burundi 5-1 to make it to round one of the CAF Champions League

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1,526 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Gor Mahia  beat Burundi’s Aigle Noir 5-1 on Sunday  to proceed to round one of the CAF Champions League  at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani  . The match was delicately poised having drawn 0-0 in the first leg meet in Bujumbura  a fortnight ago but every pundit expected K’Ogalo to carry the day at home and they did not disappoint. Captain Kenneth Muguna led from the front giving K’Ogalo the lead in the 10th minute, and six minutes later, former Zoo…

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Battle lines drawn for Kibra MP by-elections as 26 aspirants set to battle it out for a ticket on Saturday

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2,842 total views, 6 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is set to hold  its nominations  next Saturday  August 31 as   preparations for  the Kibra Member of Parliament by-election takes shape. While making the announcement on Sunday at a Rally held in Kibra, ODM leader Raila Odinga  also revealed that at least 26 aspirants will battle it out for the party ticket. Among those expected to seek the ODM ticket in the race include: Benson Musungu (ODM National Youth Coordinator), Imran Okoth (late MP Ken Okoth brother…

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Govt introduces measures aimed at curbing congestion when applying for passports

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3,147 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019- Kenyans seeking to apply for  passports will now be required to book appointments through the e-citizen portal before visiting passport processing centres. The Immigration Department issued an advisory on Sunday also directing applicants who had already made their passport applications online to revisit the e-citizen portal in order to book appointments. Although passport applications are made online through the e-citizen portal, applicants visit passport processing centres to have their biometrics taken. The newly introduced appointment system seeking  to address congestion in…

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International News 

Trump backs Johnson, sends mixed signals on China at G7

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2,078 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Biarritz, France, Aug 25 –US President Donald Trump on Sunday backed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the “right man” for Brexit and sent mixed signals about his trade war with China at a G7 summit dominated by worries about the global economy. Johnson and Trump were on obviously friendly terms as they sat down for a working breakfast in the southern French resort of Biarritz where Group of Seven leaders are gathering this weekend. “He’s going to be a fantastic prime minister,” Trump…

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Local News 

Census official gang raped in Kisumu,police launch a manhunt for perpetrators

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1,266 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,25TH AUG 2019– Police in  Maseno area in Kisumu West are hunting for unknown number of men who gang raped an enumerator on Saturday night. The suspects also escaped with her torch and power bank, but other census materials were recovered. Nyanza Police boss Dr Vincent Makhoha confirmed the incident on Sunday saying the enumerator was out of danger and is receiving treatment in hospital. “It is true one of the enumerators in Maseno area was attacked early this morning as she was entering her…

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Olympic champion David Rudisha slightly injured in a grisly road accident

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2,331 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/ SAMSON MBII,25TH AUG 2019-Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha on Sunday sustained minor injuries after he was involved in a road accident at Nyansiongo area on the Kijauri-Keroka highway in Nyamira County. According to  Keroka OCPD Walter Abondo  who confirmed the incident said the world 800 metres record holder, who was on his way to his Kilgoris home, rammed into a bus from behind. However none of the bus passengers sustained any injuries during the 2a.m incident but Rudisha was taken to Keroka sub-county Hospital…

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You will be enumerated right where you are,no need to travel upcountry-GOVT

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697 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Kenyans have been asked not to travel to their respective homes or upcountry for them to be  enumerated during the ongoing census.They will be counted right where they are. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Government spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna  has also put  politicians on notice and desist from asking their people to go back home saying the census is a statistical exercise and should not be politicized. “It is not a political exercise; this is a statistical exercise that is…

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Marsabit attacks leaves ,Eight dead , nine injured

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519 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MARSABIT,25TH AUG,2019-Eight people were on Sunday killed and at least 9 others injured after unknown gunmen orchestrated two separate attacks in Marsabit County. According to  Marsabit County Police Commander Steve Oloo , the attacks were carried out in Forole and Sabareh areas on the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Citizen digital reported that attackers reportedly stormed a watering point in Forole where herders were sleeping at around 4a.m and opened fire killing, among others, two minors aged 13 and 15 years old. The attackers, suspected to have crossed…

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Govt moves in to save musicians from exploitation

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1,701 total views, 3 views today BY PSCU,GATANGA,MURANGA,25TH AUG 2019- The Government  has announced measures aimed at protecting local musicians from exploitation. Some of these measures includes  moving  the Kenya Copyright Board from the Office of the Attorney General to the Ministry of ICT . The announcement was made by President Uhuru Kenyatta when he led thousands of mourners in sending off Benga music icon, John Mwangi Ng’ang’a well known as John De’Mathew in Gatanga, Murang’a County on Saturday. The announcement on copyright board is part of several measures the President revealed…

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