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Confession of a ‘killer’ GSU officer: GSU officer claims he was hired to kill mother, daughter in Machakos

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4,735 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,31ST OCT 2019-A GSU officer on Thursday claimed that he was hired to kill a mother and her daughter at Katani in Machakos County. Anthony Kilonzo, a General Service Unit officer alleged that he was approached by a friend whom he did not identify. “I recorded statements when I was at the hospital and yesterday when I was arrested …I confessed that I was called by a friend to do the job of killing the lady,” he said. The court however cut him short asking…

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Govt to employ technology in marking KCPE exams,results to out before Christmas -CS Magoha

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4,788 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST OCT 2019-Government will leverage on the use of technology in marking this year’s KCPE exams just like it was last year. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results will be out before Christmas Day. Prof Magoha made the announcement in Kibra, Nairobi, as the three-day national assessment of Class VIII pupils concluded. He said less than 10 incidents of attempted examination fraud had been reported. The CS said the Education Ministry will now…

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Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

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7,010 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Washington, United States, Oct 31 – Twitter said Wednesday it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted that while internet advertising “is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.” The move comes with Facebook under pressure to apply fact-checking to politicians running ads with…

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Carabao Cup quarters: Villa trip for Liverpool

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1,140 total views, 1 views today BY SOURCES,31ST OCT 2019-Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will visit Oxford in the quarter-finals, while League Two Colchester will face Manchester United at Old Trafford. Oxford’s reward for a penalty shoot-out victory against fellow League One side Sunderland is a repeat of last year’s third-round meeting against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Kassam Stadium. Colchester, the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, will face five-time winners Manchester United after they reached the last eight for only the second time in their history. Premier League leaders Liverpool,…

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At least 71 killed in Pakistan train fire

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1,779 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, Oct 31 – At least 71 people were killed and dozens injured after cooking gas cylinders exploded on a train packed with pilgrims in Pakistan on Thursday, some dying after leaping from carriages to escape the inferno, authorities said. Television footage showed flames pouring out of three carriages as people could be heard crying during the incident, in a rural area of central Punjab province. Some of the passengers — many of whom were pilgrims travelling to one of Pakistan’s biggest…

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Uhuru’s ‘excessive’ foreign travel are meant to benefit the country-state House

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2,935 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH OCT 2019-State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita has downplayed emerging concerns over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s numerous foreign trips despite the country’s financial struggle. Waita on Wednesday defended the Head of State’s trips abroad saying they are part and parcel of his job. According to the State House of Chief of Staff, foreign travel is meant to advance the country’s “agenda and sphere of influence.” “One of President Kenyatta’s duties as Head of State is to position Kenya as a force for…

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School teacher, director arraigned in court after pupil sent away during KCPE Exams in Kirinyaga

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2,770 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,30TH OCT 2019-A director and teacher from Framar Junior Academy in Kirinyaga have been charged after a KCPE pupil was chased away from the exam room. The duo who were arrested on Tuesday appeared before Kerugoya Chief Magistrate Alex Ithuku on Wednesday morning. Kirinyaga Deputy County Commissioner Daniel Ndege said they were forced to intervene for the student to sit for his exams. They were charged with obstructing the pupil from sitting for the KCPE exam. They denied the charges and were released on…

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Silverstone Airline maintains flight operations safe as questions raised on Wilson airport’s runway maintenance

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2,803 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH OCT 2019-Silverstone Air, a local budget airline, has defended the safety record of its operations following two incidents in a span three weeks. The airline’s management on Wednesday noted that it had successfully operated 10,000 trips since inception flying over 1 million passengers to local destinations including Mombasa, Lamu, Kisumu, Malindi, Ukunda and Lodwar. This even as it emerged the main runway at Wilson Airport where one of Silverstone’s flight skidded of was undergoing maintenance to fix potholes. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA)…

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Bishops War Against Corruption Gains Support

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861 total views, 1 views today BY DR ELIUS MOKUA,NAIROBI,30TH OCT 2019-The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) recently set off an anti-corruption campaign dubbed “Breaking the Chains of Corruption”. Upon reading their statement during the campaign’s launch in Subukia, something caught my attention.As I understand it, the campaign is meant to remind Kenyans that corruption, to use the exact words in the Bishops’ statement, is “a rot of the heart”. Quite a strong imagery.Getting sick even without being wounded is quite discomforting. So we seek cure. In the unfortunate event one…

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KCPE enters day 2 as Govt assures 2019 KCPE candidates of slots in secondary schools

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718 total views, 2 views today BY DPPS,NGONG KENYA,30TH OCT 2019-The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams entered the second day on Wednesday with the administration of Science, Kiswahili Language and Composition exams. Deputy President William Ruto, who supervised the distribution of exam materials to Nairobi’s Ngong Primary School which also hosts candidates from the Precious Top Talent School closed in September after a classroom collapsed killing nine pupils, said all the 1.08 million candidates will secure a place in secondary school in line with the 100 per cent transition policy.…

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China ‘supports’ barring of Joshua Wong from Hong Kong election Today 12:30 pm (47 minutes ago)

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1,773 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beijing, China, Oct 30 – Beijing expressed “approval and support” Wednesday for the disqualification of Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local elections, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city. Wong, one of the most prominent figures in the otherwise leaderless movement, accused the Hong Kong government of “political screening” after an election officer ruled his nomination for the November poll invalid on Tuesday. But a spokesman for China’s top policy body on Hong Kong affairs said Wednesday that Wong had…

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Sarah Wairimu Wants court to allow her access to Kitisuru Home, Car Released

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832 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH OCT 2019-The widow of Tob Cohen  Sarah Wairimu wants the court to  allow her  access  her car and personal effects among them clothes  at her Kitisuru home. Through her lawyer Philip Murgor, Wairimu who was released on a Sh2 million cash bail two weeks ago, asked to be allowed into the Sh400 million estate for inventory taking. She also wants to pick her clothes arguing that she does not have a change of clothes and has been relying on relatives. Murgor also…

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Police Gun Down Suspect In Mother, Daughter Murder in Machakos

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270 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,30TH OCT 2019-Police in Machakos shot down a murder suspect at his home in Katani, Syokimau on Wednesday morning. Two AK47 riffles were recovered in the morning hunt, reports by Citizen Television  indicated  that the riffles were linked to a GSU officer. Spent cartridges matching the ones in the used in the murder of a business woman and her mother were also recovered. neighbours say, the gunshots started at around 6am and lasted for about 30 minutes before calm was restored. On Sunday October 27,…

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164 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH OCT 2019-An unknown number of Al Shabaab terrorists Tuesday night attacked the Dadajabula Police Station in Wajir County, killing two detained terror suspects. Two police officers sustained injuries during the fierce shootout that ensued. According to National Police Spokesman Charles Owino, the attackers stormed the station after two members of the terrorist group were arrested and locked up. Owino said officers on guard had to take cover since it was an ambush. “It was during this period that the militants killed their…

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Security officer charged with conspiracy to evade Kshs 6 million

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2,040 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA/NEWSDESK,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-A Security Officer was today charged before Milimani Court with conspiracy to evade taxes by negligently allowing a truck carrying goods to leave Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Athi River thereby facilitating the irregular clearance of goods. The the action led to a loss of Kshs. 6 million in customs revenue. Mr. Daniel Mutinda Kinyingi appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Hon. Sinkiyian Tobiko. He is jointly charged alongside director of the clearing company; Buyers Logistics Limited and other workers with conspiring…

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Sharon Otieno murder:30 Witnesses to testy against governor Obado

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1,986 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-The hearing of the case where Migori Governor Okoth Obado is charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno has been scheduled for December 2 and December 3 this year. Thirty witnesses have been lined up to testify against Governor Obado who is charged alongside his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Casper Obiero, a clerk in Migori County. According to the prosecution, there are two protected witnesses. Obado and his co-accused took plea in September last year where they denied…

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UoN Students Stage Protests After Comrade Is Knocked Down By Ambulance

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2,070 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-The University of Nairobi students on Tuesday staged protests in town blocking parts of the University Way forcing motorists to turn around. This follows an incident where a speeding ambulance knocked down and reportedly killed one of their colleagues. The students were dressed ready for the riot, chanting and singing comrade songs demanding for justice for the deceased colleague. They matched in unison from the University gate all through to different departments calling upon the relevant authorities to act. The University of…

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Ministry Of Sports queries how FKF used Ksh244 Million AFCON Money,wants the cash accounted for

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1,486 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-Ministry of sports on Tuesday  asked the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to account for money they were given by the government to prepare the Harambee Stars for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt before the can ask for more. Just before   the  start of the  continental showpiece in June/July, the government approved a budget of Ksh224 million for the national team. The cash  was to cater for among other things the team’s camp in France and allowances. Earlier today, at a press…

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Uhuru says Govt will spend Sh80bn in 3-year sewage infrastructure modernization plan

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207 total views, 1 views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-The Government is investing over Sh80 billion in the next three years for rehabilitation and expansion of sewerage infrastructure in the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. He said the investment upon completion in 2022, will increase the national access to sewerage services to about 40 percent. At the same time, the President directed the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation to pursue incentives aimed at increasing use of recycled water to expand irrigation. The President said safe wastewater disposal supports food security…

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Former Catalan leader to fight Belgian extradition

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679 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Brussels, Belgium, Oct 29 – Lawyers for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont vowed Tuesday to fight Spain’s efforts to extradite him from Belgium on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds. Spain, where courts this month jailed several of Puigdemont’s allies, has demanded he be sent home to face justice for his part in a banned 2017 referendum. According to the former regional president’s legal team, Belgian prosecutors have advised a court honour Madrid’s request, in a case that could last several months. The…

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Benard Ngugi named as Kenya Power CEO

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2,437 total views, 15 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-Electricity distributor Kenya Power has named the head of its procurement division, Mr Bernard Ngugi, as the chief executive officer effective immediately. The appointment comes as the power monopoly looks to improve its financial position amid a streak of losses. Mr Ngugi  takes over from Jared Othieno who has been the acting chief executive since July last year following the exit of CEO Ken Tarus. Mr Ngugi has  served for more than three decades in the company Mr Tarus has been charged…

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City Hall fiasco: Rival MCAs clash over speaker Elachi

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630 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH OCT 2019-Rival groups of lawmakers in the Nairobi County Assembly clashed Tuesday afternoon ahead of a session during which a faction had vowed to impeach Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi. Tussle begun  when MCAs in support of Elachi interrupted a press briefing called by those in support of Majority Leader Abdi Guyo who wants her impeached. They had earlier threatened to dethrone Guyo should their rivals bring an impeachment motion against Elachi during the County Assembly sittings set for Tuesday afternoon. The Guyo-led faction…

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KCPE exams kicks off smoothly as govt uses helicopters to ferry exam papers to Turkana and West pokot counties

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628 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENTS,29TH OCT 2019-The Kenya certificate of primary Educations KCPE exams kicked off smoothly on Tuesday  across the country as government  deployed choppers to deliver papers for the KCPE exams to areas worst hit by heavy rains. Education PS Richard Belio Kipsang on Tuesday said the police air wing and other government agencies have offered choppers to transport the exams. Speaking in Kisumu when he opened the examination container at the central sub-county headquarters’, he said Migori County is the most affected by rains in the…

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Speaker Elachi’s cross,MCAs vow to impeach her once again!

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2,358 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH OCT 2019-It seems woes facing Nairobi assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi will be around for quiet some time after a group of Nairobi MCAs  launched a fresh bid to impeach her  just slightly over a week since she was reinstated by the court. At least 67 ward reps have signed the motion to remove the speaker who only returned to the assembly two weeks ago following her impeachment in September last year. “We support the impeachment of Elachi,” Majority whip Waithera Chege said at…

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Silverstone Air Services plunders?,the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) launches probe

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2,328 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH OCT 2019-The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has launched  investigation  on Silverstone Air Services following a series of air incidents and a recent accident involving the airline’s planes. On Monday morning, a plane belonging to Silverstone Air was forced to make an emergency landing at Eldoret International Airport, after a tyre fell off during take-off. Barely 24 hours before the tyre incident, a Silverstone aircraft hit and damaged another plane at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi on Sunday morning. It will also…

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Students flood Iraq streets, defying government and parents

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856 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Baghdad, Iraq, Oct 28 – Students and schoolchildren hit the streets of Baghdad and southern Iraq on Monday to join escalating calls for the government to quit, defying the education minister, legal threats and even their parents. Swathes of the country have been engulfed by protests this month, with anger over unemployment and accusations of graft evolving into demands for a total political overhaul. More than 200 people have been killed and 8,000 wounded, the majority protestors, since the movement erupted…

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Panic as wheel fells off an Silverstone-operated plane in Eldoret on takeoff

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2,618 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,28TH OCT 2019-There was ascare and panic at  the  Eldoret’s Moi International Airport on Monday after a wheel fell off  a plane belonging to   Silverstone Air forcing it to make  an emergency landing in during take-off. Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnston Ipara confirmed that 5 passengers and 4 crew onboard the aircraft from Lodwar safely disembarked. “At about 0930hrs, we did receive a report from our counterparts in Lodwar, that there is one aircraft that had left the airport and it had a…

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Students join Iraq protests, defying government and parents

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643 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Diwaniyah, Iraq, Oct 28 – Students and schoolchildren hit the streets of Baghdad and southern Iraq on Monday to join escalating calls for the government to quit, defying the education minister, legal threats and even their parents. “No school, no classes, until the regime collapses!” protestors shouted in Diwaniyah, 180 kilometres (120 miles) south of the capital. The capital and the country’s south have been rocked by a second wave of rallies over perceived government corruption, unemployment and poor services. The resulting…

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More governors could soon face arrest and prosecution over graft as EACC continues to investigate

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606 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH OCT 2019-Public officers among them governors who have gotten rich over a short period of time could soon be put to account to explain just how they managed to get this far.According EACC Chief Executive Twalib Mbarak ,the anti-graft watchdog has been monitoring governors and counties with unimpressive accounts records measuring the wealth the county executives have acquired against what they declared in their wealth declaration forms while taking over county leadership. “Investigations is not something instant like coffee, it can take two…

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One person dies in Kisumu as heavy rains continue to hit various parts of the country

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2,218 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,KISUMU, 27TH OCT 2019-One person has been reported dead after being swept by raging waters following heavy downpour in Kisumu County on Saturday evening. According  to residents of Kotetni village in Kisumu West Sub-county, the body of the deceased was found stuck in mud on Sunday morning. The body has since been retrieved and moved to the mortuary as further investigations continue. Meanwhile, in Nyakach Sub-county, a family at Obugi Nam village escaped death narrowly after a huge tree fell on their house…

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KDF recruitment exercise pushed forwad by a month,it will now be held on Nov 27 to Dec 16

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1,970 total views, 3 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,27TH OCT 2019-The new dates for conducting  Kenya Defense Forces recruitment  exercise  have been announced and will  be held on November 27. The recruitment had been scheduled to start On October 27 but it was postponed following concerns from Members of Parliament who questioned fairness in countrywide distribution due to the centres where it was set to take place. “The Kenya Defense Forces wishes to notify all Kenyans that the recruitment exercise earlier postponed has been rescheduled to take place from November 27 to…

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ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi’s convoy stoned in Kibra

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2,006 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH OCT 2019- Kamukunji grounds in Kibra turned into a battlefield  on Sunday after rowdy youth disrupted an Amani National Congress (ANC) rally led by party leader Musalia Mudavadi subsequently managing to stop it . Mudavadi and ANC candidate for the upcoming Kibra by-election Eliud Owalo were forced to scamper for safety as the rowdy youth pelted his convoy with stones. Kamukunji ground chairman Zadock Odhiambo alias Piny Owach, said they had warned Owalo against holding a rally at the venue but he defied…

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Four die as two cars collides on Nairobi-Mombasa highway

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361 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,NAIROBI,27TH OCT 2019-Four people were early Sunday morning killed after two vehicles collided head-on at Emali on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. Makueni County Police Commander Ole Napeiyan  who confirmed the incident said the accident occurred when the driver of one of the cars, which was headed to Mombasa from Nairobi, attempted to overtake and rammed into another oncoming car. The police boss also stated that the driver and passenger of the car which attempted to overtake, leading to the accident, died on the spot.…

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Brimin Kipkorir, Changwony are the winners of 2019 StanChart Marathon

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235 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH OCT ,2019-Brimin Kipkorir  braved the chilly like weather on Sunday morning to win the 2019 StanChart Nairobi Marathon clocking 2:10:42 to reclaim the title he last won in 2017. Kipkorir was in good form fending off stiff competition from Stephen Kipchirchir and Victor Serem who came out second and third respectively in the 42kilometres race. In the women’s marathon, 29-year-old Purity Changwony, the 2015 StanChart half marathon champion, showed remarkable grit and endurance to bag the honours after clocking 2:33:30. It was a…

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Those opposed to BBI are insincere since nobody knows its recommendations ,ODM leader Raila Odinga

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1,854 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,MOMBASA,26TH OCT 2019-ODM leader RAILA DINGA says those opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report are unrealistic. Odinga  says , the report of the initiative engineered by president Uhuru and himself  is not yet ready and that there will be enough room to amend it after it is released. Mr Odinga, leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), said on Saturday that the report will be made available to Kenyans and amended if necessary before it is submitted to county assemblies and…

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A noble course :KEMSA supply essential drugs to public heath facilities in Nairobi

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2,294 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH OCT 2019-Nairobi residents will now get proper medical care when they walk in any public health facility in Nairobi after  Several public health facilities received drugs distributed by the Nairobi County Government .The facilities have gone  for months without drugs. The exercise, which is being overseen by the County’s Health Executive Committee member Vesca Kangongo, is aimed at addressing drug shortage that has been witnessed across the city. “I am glad we have done 80 percent of the distribution and some facilities such…

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Insecurity:fresh inter-clan clashes in Narok leaves six people injured

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2,316 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT NAROK,26TH OCT 2019-Several people are nursing serious arrow inflicted injuries in renewed border clashes at the Nkararo-Enooretet border in Transmara, Narok County. Among those injured include one police officer who is reported to have been among those deployed at the border to separate the warring groups. Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Patrick Ole Ntutu has condemned the ongoing fighting and warned those at the fore-front of the clashes, saying they will be arrested. “We will not tolerate government individuals who are going to cause insecurity…

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Police arrest a rogue Kayole cop , recover uniforms, police equipment

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723 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH OCT 2019-Detectives  from Kayole police station acting on a tip of  on Saturday arrested a fellow officer after he was found in possession of assorted items belonging to police. Corporal David Odhiambo Mito was nabbed at his home in Mihang’o in Kayole estate after he was linked to several criminal incidents reported in the area. All manner of items belonging to the police ranging from uniforms, handcuffs, boots, knapsacks, belts, socks as well as both national and police flags had been stuffed in…

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Over 29,000 nurses enrolled by KNUN on professional indemnity cover

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2,511 total views, 2 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2019-Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) has entered into an agreement  with AAR insurance that will see  over 29,000 nurses countrywide covered. The Union’s Secretary General Seth Panyako says , the initiative will cover medical negligence cases, personal accident, school and home insurance. Panyako pointed out that the indemnity policy will cover cases arising out of court judgements where nurses have been fined for medical negligence, defense together with professional costs. “Each and every health worker from January must have professional indemnity…

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DP Ruto’s allied MPS pledge to support constitutional review that entrenches devolution

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2,440 total views, no views today  BY DPPS/CORRESPONDENTS,25TH OCT 2019-A section of Members of Parliament from Western Kenya and Nyamira have said they would rally behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) if its proposals would deepen devolution. They said the delegation of power and resources to lower levels had helped open up even the so-called marginalised areas in the country. Speaking separately in Mumias East and North Mugirango on Friday where Deputy President William Ruto launched the Wanga Technical and Vocational College and led an empowerment drive for Boda Boda riders,…

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Court detains two more suspects over Machakos priest murder

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2,913 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2019-Two more suspects, Solomon Mutava and Kavivya Mwangagi have been arraigned at a Milimani court over the murder of Catholic priest Michael Kyengo. Police sought to detain the two for eight days pending investigations, a request the court granted through magistrate Hellen Okwani. The eight-day detention comes even after Mwangangi sought to confess in an open court on how they conspired to murder the slain priest. His confession was cut short by presiding magistrate Okwani when she directed that he confesses at…

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War on graft: Former Ksarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro, husband to be arrested over Ksh.48M non existence school in Kasarani

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747 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2019-Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro and her husband Ferdinand Masha Kenga will be expected to appear before the Ethics and Anti Corruption commission   over Ksh. 48 million that was meant for construction of Kasarani Girls’ High School. A statement from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday   said the contract awarded for building the school disregarded procurement laws. “The Commission conducted investigations and established that the school does not exist and that payments were made to different individuals and companies associated to…

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Govt says there will be no Diwali holiday on Monday,terms gazette notice doing round on social media as fake

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647 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2019-The government has termed as fake and untrue a gazette notice making rounds on social media claiming that Monday, October 28 is a public holiday to mark Diwali. The Ministry of Interior asked Kenyans to ignore the notice making rounds saying it was fake and reminded everyone that Monday is a “normal working day.” “Kindly ignore a gazette notice circulating on social media claiming Monday 28th October 2019 to be a public holiday. Monday 28th remains a normal working day,” read…

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Botswana’s President Masisi wins hotly-contested election

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1,111 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Gaborone, Botswana, Oct 25 – Incumbent president Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday won a five-year term in Botswana’s elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51 percent of parliamentary votes, the chief justice said. “Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is elected President of the Republic of Botswana,” chief justice Terrence Rannowane announced. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has ruled since independence from Britain in 1966, was declared the winner after attaining the minimum 29 parliamentary seats required to form a government after Wednesday’s…

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Govt says 29 have died in the current rains and landslide-related incidents following heavy rains across the country

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2,944 total views, 1 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI 24TH OCT 2019- 29 people have so far died in flood and landslide-related incidents following heavy rains across the country, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna said on Thursday. Speaking during a press conference Oguna said another 6 people were injured in the raging floods affecting parts of the north eastern and coastal region. In total, twenty-five (25) counties in both the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) and non-ASAL regions have been adversely affected by the abnormally heavy rains. These counties are: Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Turkana,…

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Peter Ndegwa named Safaricom PLC Chief Executive Officer

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4,482 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH OCT 2019-Safaricom PLC has  named Peter Ndegwa as  its Chief Executive Officer. Ndegwa who  is Diageo PLC’s Managing Director, will take over the mantle of leading safaricom the most successive Kenya’s telco firm in April 2020. Ndegwa will take over from Michael Joseph who was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom following Bob Collymore’s death in July. Nicholas Nganga, the Chairperson of Safaricom’s board said the appointee has over two decades of experience in the financial services sector. “Peter brings a wealth of experience in…

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A constable of police charged with Sh8mn tax evasion in scheme linked to NYS tenders

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2,830 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH OCT 2019-A police constable has been  charged for evading to pay tax amounting Sh8 million between the year 2015 to June 2019. Atieno Mango was presented before Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi, where she denied 19 tax fraud counts arising tenders for procurement of goods and services for the National Youth Service (NYS). The trial magistrate ordered released on a cash bail of Sh3 million or place a bond of Sh5 million. Further the court directed that she deposits her passport in court. The prosecution through Doris Inga’hizu, told…

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China embassy staff heading to UK site where 39 found dead in truck

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1,143 total views, 1 views today BY AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beijing, China, Oct 24 – Chinese embassy staff are heading to Essex in Britain to verify reports that 39 people found dead in a truck were its nationals, the foreign ministry said Thursday. The victims were discovered in a container on the back of a truck in Grays, east of London, on Wednesday, shortly after arriving by ferry from Belgium. The local Essex Police force, which is working with immigration officials, said their initial priority was to try to identify the 39 victims.…

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murder most foul:police arrest a lecturer after son’s body is found in their Nairobi’s south C home

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290 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH OCT 2019-Police have arrested a University of Nairobi lecturer after a decomposing body of her son was found in her South B estate house. Police say her 13-year-old son’s body was found wrapped in a blanket, inside the house. The body was discovered Wednesday evening according to a detective privy to the ongoing investigations. Nairobi Police boss Phillip Ndolo said police want to establish the circumstances that led to the death of the boy and those involved. Police are considering her mother ,…

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The BBI team says report ready,awaits the return of president Uhuru Kenyatta

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2,354 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD OCT 2019-The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) advisory task force, which was formed following the March 9, 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his then political arch-rival Raila Odinga has officially concluded its assignment.The BBI team now   awaits for the President to return from his trip to Japan and Russia to hand in its report. The team, led by  Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji, held its last formal meeting on Wednesday to adopt a raft of recommendations they arrived at, on resolving 9 key…

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