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KRA seizes birds and butterfly trophies illegally shipped into Kenya

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1,858 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-Customs Officials at the Lunga Lunga One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) have intercepted a consignment of 201 pieces of dried butterflies and 20 pieces of vulterine guinea fowl feathers imported from Tanga, Tanzania. The restricted consignment was seized from a passenger who was suspected to have been illegally planning to export the shipment to Hungary and UK respectively. The suspect was intercepted while travelling by bus from Tanga to Mombasa. He had a temporary Tanzanian passport and did not have a required permit…

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Africa 

50 killed in train derailment in southeast DR Congo

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867 total views, 1 views today BY AFP,Lubumbashi,12TH SEPT,2019-Fifty people were killed early Thursday when a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister for humanitarian action, Steve Mbikayi, said in a tweet. “Another disaster! Derailing at 3am local in Tanganyika (province) near Mayibaridi. Provisional toll: 50 dead and several injured,” he wrote. Railways in the DRC have a poor record for safety, hampered by poor tracks and decrepit locomotives, many of them dating from the 1960s. In March, at least 24 people were killed and 31 were injured Sunday…

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Sports 

Chepkoech wins national trials a head of World Championships set for Doha, Qatar on September 27 – October 8

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944 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech  has won   national trials held on Thursday at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi in 9:45.15 ahead of former World champion Hyvin Kiyeng (9:45.20) and the World Under 20 champion Celliphine Chespol (9:45.24). This measn taht she will now  lead team Kenya in the water-and-barriers race at the World Championships set for Doha, Qatar on September 27 – October 8. Chepkoech had however already booked herself a ticket to Doha having won the IAAF Diamond…

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Local News 

Ekuru Aukot criticizes political leaders opposed to his Punguza Mizigo Bill.

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1,946 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-The  Punguza Mizigo Bill initiator  who is the Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has criticised political leaders who are against his course . Addressing the press on Thursday ,Aukot said  that the bill will ensure that more resources are sent to the counties. “Leaders who have opposed this bill have refused to understand it. Why would you oppose more money going to your county?” According to him  the bill gained overwhelming support across the country “only to be hijacked by…

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Sports 

Nyayo stadium to open its door for KPL matches this weekend

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905 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,12TH SEPT 2019-A Kenyan Premier League match pitting AFC Leopards against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday will be staged at the Nyayo stadium . It will be the first time in two years for the second largest sporting facility in the country to host a football match. The Moves comes  after the stadium was  worked on and partially fitted with seats, however the entire works of renovation  remains incomplete . In 2017, Nyayo was closed for renovation ahead of the 2018 CHAN was Kenya…

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Key Witness Who Withdrew From Dennies Itumbi’s Case Released On Ksh100,000 Cash Bail

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2,143 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-A Key  witness in Dennis Itumbi’s forgery case, who withdrew after  alleged death threats from the DCI Samuel Gateri was on Thursday freed  on Ksh100,000 cash bail. Gateri who appeared in court was charged with making a document without lawful authority contrary to section 357 (a) of the penal code. Gateri was arrested on Wednesday evening when he met his lawyer to file a constitutional application to protest his illegal confinement two months ago. DCI officers aboard two cars, KBR 549K,…

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Foreigners will not be allowed to adopt children in Kenya-Govt

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793 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2019-The government has  announced a ban on adoption of Kenyan children by foreigners.The announcement came shortly after a  Cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, with operations at the Child Welfare Society that oversees adoption  also been overhauled. President Kenyatta is the society’s patron. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has also been ordered to formulate a new policy document that will regulate the child adoption process in Kenya. Two weeks ago a local TV station aired an…

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Armed Robbers make away with unknown amount of money In Moyale Airstrip

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1,111 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI 12TH SEPT 2019-Three armed robbers on Wednesday evening  escaped  with an unknown amount of money belonging to equity bank in Moyale. According  a  police report , the gunmen ambushed the crew that was escorting the cash at Odda airstrip at around 1.30pm before making away with the money that had been delivered by air. The incident was reported by Senior Sargent Galvacioh Marigu of CIPU, who was escorting bank officials, who had gone to collect the cash delivered by air. It was…

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