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No Live Coverage Of Linturi, Kitany Divorce Case ,Court rules

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4,382 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH SEPT 2019– The high court on Wednesday banned live TV coverage  of Divorce case pitting Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and his estranged wife Maryanne . Milimani Chief Magistrate Peter Gisore gave the directive following consent from all parties in the case. However, the case will continue to be heard in public and reporters will be allowed to cover the proceedings. Kitany stated that a number of her witnesses lineup to testify in the case had expressed their fears after they received threats…

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We have not suspended tax on non-alcoholic beverages-KRA

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4,110 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH SEPT 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Wednesday  denied reports claiming that it has suspended taxes on bottled water, juices, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages. The alleged suspension had been published in a local daily which claimed that a gazette notice that was reportedly set to impose excise stamps on the listed products had been suspended. However, in a statement sent to the press , KRA dismissed the article as “erroneous and misleading” sating that  no taxes had been suspended. The taxman…

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Kyuso Level Four Hospital in Mwingi North closed over security threats to non-local staff

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3,963 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KITUI,4TH SEPT,2019-Kyuso Level Four Hospital in Mwingi North, Kitui County has been closed indefinitely over security threats to its staff. Dr Daniel Misiani, the medical superintendent, directed all staff to stay away until further communication. “Owing to concerns associated with impending unrest and insecurity at the hospital, the County Ministry of Health has decided to close the facility indefinitely pending investigations by law enforcement agencies,” Dr Misiani said in a letter dated September 3 to the workers. Dr Misiani said the threats were posed…

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Africa 

Demonstrators attack South African business in Nigeria: police

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439 total views, no views today BY AFP,ABUJA,4TH SEPT 2019-More than a hundred demonstrators clashed with police near a South African-owned supermarket in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday as resentment simmered over attacks on foreign-owned shops in South Africa. Demonstrators burned tyres and hurled rocks outside a mall in Abuja where a branch of the Shoprite supermarket is located, before being repelled by a dozen police, an AFP journalist saw. “We must avenge the death of our citizens in South Africa,” said one of the demonstrators, Joseph Tasha. Security was ramped…

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Kenyans among foreign nationals affected in South Africa xenophobic attacks

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707 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,4TH SEPT,2019-  Ministry of Foreign Affairs says two Kenyans have been affected following the resurgence of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said the Foreign Office was in contact with the Pretoria-based High Commission to ensure the safety of Kenyans residing in the South African nation. “We woke up to troubling news about xenophobic attacks against non-nationals in several places in South Africa.  Our Embassy in South Africa is in close contact with the Government to ensure the…

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Police in Samburu arrest 2 suspects with bhang consignment worth at Sh5mn

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804 total views, no views today BY  CORRESPONDENT,4TH SEPT,2019-Police in Kilifi  have  arrested  two people with  seven sacks of bhang with a street value of Sh5 million. The two identified as  Jared Omondi, a 27-year-old, and Caleb Otieno, a 42-year-old  were arrested in Samburu area of kilifi County, trying to smuggle the drugs into the country from the neighbouring Tanzania, the police said.  Mombasa Urban Police Directorate of Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO) Anthony Muriithi says  the suspects had a vehicle with a fake registration number. “Our officers spotted a vehicle in…

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Obstructing enumerators: 46 Kavonokya sect members jailed

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962 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,4TH SEPT,2019– A court in Marimanti  has   jailed  Forty-six members of a sect that advised its members to reject  the Census exercise    six to twelve months in prison over obstruction. The Kavonokya sect members were charged with interfering with the week-long exercise that ended on Saturday, August 31. The 46 are among seven arrested on Thursday last week at Gatue Location where they told enumerators “the process is satanic because we will be counted in heaven.” Two other members of the sect had…

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Sports 

2022 FIFA W/Cup emblem unveiled

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2,281 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,4TH SEPT 2019-The official emblem for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar has been unveiled. The Arab country is getting set to give the world a taste of something almost entirely different. The official unveiling took place in Qatar’s capital, Doha, at 20:22 local time on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators witnessing the synchronised projection of the emblem onto a number of the country’s most iconic buildings, including Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Ministry of Interior, Souq Waqif…

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Africa 

South Africa vows crackdown on xenophobic attacks after five die

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362 total views, 1 views today BY AFP,Johannesburg,4TH SEPT 2019-Five people have been killed in a surge of xenophobic violence in South Africa, police said on Tuesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to clamp down and the African Union, Nigeria and Zambia condemned the attacks. Hordes of people — some armed with axes and machetes — gathered in Johannesburg’s central business district for a third day of unrest directed against foreigners, hours after mobs burned and looted shops in the township of Alexandra, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to disperse them.…

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