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Detectives discover the body of tycoon Tob Cohen in a septic tank at his Kitisuru home

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3,538 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Directorate of criminal investigation (DCI) detectives have found the  body of tycoon Tob Cohen  in a septic tank at his Kitisuru home in Nairobi. DCI George Kinoti has confirmed. Kinoti said the body was discovered on Friday afternoon, a day after the tycoon’s wife Sarah Wairimu was presented in court on a murder charge, but she did not take a plea after the court ordered a mental assessment. The murder suspect, Wairimu, and her lawyer Philip Murgor were also at the…

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Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

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2,021 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sep 13 – The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear. Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving Zimbabweans torn over the legacy of a leader once lauded as an anti-colonial guerrilla hero, but whose 37-year iron-fisted rule ended in a coup in 2017. His family and President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a…

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National crime Index :65 police officers died in line of duty in 2018

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3,266 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-A report by the national police service  on the 2018 Annual crime  index has revealed that a total of  65 police officers lost their lives in 2018 while in the line of duty.Out of these cases  terrorism accounted  for the most deaths at 35 per cent. The report further sates that  23 police officers were killed in terror-related incidents in Wajir and Garissa counties, along boarder with Somalia. WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE carried a story of  8 police officers  who were killed in an…

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Mariga’s candidature for Kibra mini poll to be known on Monday

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3,140 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Jubilee party’s candidate for Kibra Mini poll MacDonald Mariga will on Monday next week know whether he will be allowed to participate in the exercise set for November 7 or not.The ruling is set to be delivered by the  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Dispute Resolution Committee . Mariga was dealt a major blow on Tuesday after the electoral agency, through the Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli failed to clear him on grounds that he was not a registered voter, claims…

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I acted within the law in blocking Mariga’s Kibra candidature- Beatrice Muli

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852 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-IEBC returning officer Beatrice Muli has explained that the electoral body was transparent citing that Mariga’s documents were received by the electoral body on Tuesday and handled through the same process as other candidates. “We received Mariga document on September 10 and Mariga went through the nomination process the same way other candidates did. We have a checklist which we use to clear candidates,” she said. Muli said the pertinent documents were first submitted to verification desk and forwarded to her.…

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Sports 

Kenya Rugby Union secures Kshs115 Million Partnership Deal With EABL

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793 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-The Kenya Rugby Union on Friday secured a total of Kshs115 million partnership deal with East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL). Speaking at the launch, the EABL Group Corporate Relations Director, Eric Kiniti said, “It’s my pleasure to be here partnering with the KRU to grow the sport across the Country.” KRU boss Oduor Gangla underpined Tusker’s influence in the game. “We can all attest to the fact that we have had the best Sevens Circuit in the recent years and TuskerLager…

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War on Malaria:Kenya introduces world’s first malaria vaccine

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654 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/REUTERS,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce  the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under 5 years . Malaria is a top killer of children under five in the East African nation, and the vaccine is critically important to its efforts to combat the disease because other measures such as mosquito nets have not proven adequate, the director general of Kenya’s health ministry, Wekesa Masasabi, told Reuters. “We still have an incidence of 27%…

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Court rules that Rastafarianism is a religion

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603 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-The high court on Friday ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion just like any other and they should be treated as the rest. Justice Chacha Mwita read the judgement in a case in which a minor was chased away from school on January 10 for having dreadlocks. The court ruled that the decision by Olympic High School to exclude her from school because of her dreadlocks is unconstitutional, saying it’s a manifestation of her religion Her parents had argued that the…

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Contemporary kikuyu artist Kamande Wa Kioi Involved In a tragic Accident along Kamiti road

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766 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-Kikuyu Benga musician, Kamande Wa Kioi is receiving treatment at the hospital after he was involved in a tragic road accident  on Friday morning . Reports indicate that  the artist’s vehicle collided with a Nazigi Sacco bus on Kamiti road. Kamande luckily is reported  to have escaped with slight injuries and was rushed to the Nairobi Women’s hospital following the incident. His friend Ngaruiya Junior, went on social media to update Kamande’s fans that  he was fairing on well. Kamande wa…

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Kenya and Uganda sign a historic deal aimed at ending perennial infighting between Turakan,Pokot and Karamojong communities

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605 total views, no views today BY PSCU,MOROTO,UGANDA ,13TH SEPT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. The programme dubbed Cross-Border Sustainable Peace and Development seeks to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities and enhance development in the region by promoting non-violent interactions and collaborations. The UN-supported intervention that will be led by a ministerial committee co-chaired by Kenya and Uganda will be implemented in the region…

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You have ten days to explain the mysterious ambassadorial posting of Mwende Mwinzi,Parliament tells CS Juma

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624 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT 2019-National Assembly Committee on Implementation has given Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma 10 days to write a formal communication to Parliament whether the nominee for High Commission post in Seoul, South Korea Mwende Mwinzi has relinquished  her US citizenship. Mwinzi was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and subsequently vetted by the National Assembly Defense and Foreign Relations Committee. She has  both a Kenyan and US citizen making her to be at longer head with the  legislators. After her vetting, Mwinzi…

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