Local News 

The herbalist of death: Three confirmed dead as five others are hospitalized in Bungoma after consuming a concoction

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3,309 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT 2019-Three people have been confirmed dead  while five others are admitted in hospital after consuming a concoction from a herbalist at Tabani Village in Tongaren Constituency, Bungoma County. The herbalist reportedly gave the eight people a mixture of herbs claiming it could cure a number of diseases. The three deceased, including a woman and her mother-in law, died about three minutes after consuming the concoction while the others were rushed to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, with one who was…

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Nairobi MCA’s child belongs to Ken Okoth-DNA

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3,080 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT 2019-Nairobi Member of County Assembly Ann Thumbi’s son was indeed fathered by late Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth.A DNA test has confirmed. The development  comes after  reports of confusion prompted by the legislator’s death upon which Nairobi Governor Sonko laid bare details of a love affair between Mr. Okoth and Ms. Thumbi. The governor who spoke at the memorial service of the late MP at Moi Girl’s High School in Kibra on August 1,  condemned the alleged exclusion of the…

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Local News 

Kenya Power commits Ksh700 Million for renewable energy in off-grid stations

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3,523 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,5TH SEPT,2019-Kenya Power has committed a budget of Kshs. 700 million to develop hybrid power generation systems to enhance power supply reliability and reduce dependence on thermal energy for off-grid areas. The project covers 23 mini-grids that have been set aside for hybridisation with renewable energy mainly using solar and to some extent wind. The commitment to decentralised solar and wind hybrid power stations offers new opportunities towards providing safe, secure and reliable electricity for economic and social development in areas not served by…

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Local News 

Govt states that Mau eviction will not be stopped

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964 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT,2019-The government has  stated  that the planned Mau evictions  must go on to protect the forest and one of the country’s largest water source. Addressing the press on Thursday, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna insisted that the government had no ill motive in the exercise which has elicited mixed reactions from political leaders. “The process of saving Mau has to go on and that is the position of the government. It will go on in a humane way and taking into consideration that…

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International News 

Boris Johnson’s brother quits UK government

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2,489 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 5 – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a fresh blow on Thursday when his brother Jo quit the government, saying he could no longer reconcile “family loyalty and national interest”. Jo Johnson had campaigned strongly against Britain’s exit from the European Union in 2016, a position that put him at odds with his older and more famous brother Boris. But he took a job in his brother’s government as universities and science minister, a position he had held previously. “It’s been…

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Local News 

Truce at last?,Senate agrees to Sh 316.5 bn equable revenue shares for counties.

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1,233 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 5TH SEPT,2019-In what is   truce at last the Senate has beaten a hasty retreat in its dispute with MPs over the equitable shareable revenue between national and the 47 county governments. The Upper House on Thursday resolved to take the Sh316.5 billion as contained in the republished Division of Revenue Bill currently before a mediation committee of the two Houses. Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen said they had made the “painful decision” to help avert a looming shutdown in counties.

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Prosecution seeks 21 more days in Humphrey Kariuki tax evasion case

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935 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT 2019-Prosecution  lawyers in the Humphrey Kariuki tax evasion case  have asked the court for three more weeks to enable them supply witness statements and other relevant documents. While appearing in court on Thursday during the hearing  of the said case ,assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Vincent Monda stated that the documents sought are voluminous.He says they  include 10 boxes of invoices. The Prosecution noted that they had supplied some statements to the defence team but there are more pending. Defence lawyers…

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Sports 

Juan Mata reveals what Manchester United are lacking this season

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2,210 total views, no views today BY  SAMSON MBII,5TH SEPT 2019-Following their poor start to the season Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has revealed that the club has lacked the killer instinct to secure wins. Mata made his first United start of the season in the 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday as the Red Devils made it three games without a win. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has lost points from winning positions twice this season against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. In his weekly blog, Mata revealed what United are lacking this season, “In my opinion, you have to look…

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Africa 

South Africa’s Leader of EFF party Julius Sello Malema says xenophobic attacks are directed at the wrong people,blames white monopoly capital

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353 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT 2019-Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) of South Africa, Julius Sello Malema has finally revealed his stance as far as the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa is concern. According to the EFF leader, the whole situation is fueled by white supremacy In a tweet, Julius maintained his position that the anger towards small business owners who are foreign nationals is misdirected, noting that Africa can and will unite. “Our anger is directed at wrong people. Like…

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International News 

Bahamas PM laments ‘generational devastation’ as Dorian toll mounts

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1,281 total views, no views today BY AFP,Nassau,5TH SEPT 2019-Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Wednesday lamented the “generational devastation” wrought by Hurricane Dorian, as he confirmed the storm’s death toll had risen to at least 20. The US Coast Guard and Britain’s Royal Navy airlifted survivors and ferried in emergency supplies as flood waters receded in the Bahamas, while the weakened but still dangerous storm was “lashing” the coasts of the American states of Georgia and South Carolina. The United Nations said 70,000 people on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands…

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