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US agency issues warning of threat to Kenyan airspace

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 2,427 total views BY  ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,31ST DEC 2019-The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned American air carriers to “exercise caution” when flying over Kenyan airspace, citing possible attacks by extremists. According to the Daily Nation,In an advisory directed to civilian airliners and all operators of US-registered aircraft issued last week, the agency said: “Those persons are advised to exercise caution when flying into, out of, within, or over the territory and airspace of Kenya East of 40 degrees East longitude at altitudes below fl260 due to the possibility of extremist/militant…

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Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu attack, apologises to civilians

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 2,275 total views BY AFP,31ST DEC 2019-Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens. The attack hit a busy checkpoint in the southwest of the city, leaving vehicles charred and twisted at a crossroads in the deadliest assault in two years in the Horn of Africa country. Scores more were wounded in an area clogged with traffic because of the security checkpoint and a tax office collecting fees from trucks and buses. “… The mujahideen…

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National women’s volleyball team head coach Paul Bitok names squad for Olympic qualifiers

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 2,807 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST DEC,2019-National women’s volleyball team head coach Paul Bitok has named a 14-woman final squad for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers slated for January 5-9 in Yaounde, Cameroon. In the absence of veteran setter Janet Wanja and Eshter Mutinda, Jane Wacu and Joy Luseneka are the only setters in the travelling party. With Kenya Prisons middle blocker Trizah Atuka sidelined with a knee injury, teammate Joan Chelagat got the nod to fill the void. Also, in the squad is evergreen left attacker and skipper Mercy Moim as…

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These three are armed and dangerous -Police

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 2,411 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST DEC 2019-The National Police Service on Tuesday  released names and photos of three suspects believed to be part of notorious criminal gangs operating in Nairobi and Mombasa. The three include Arafat Kyalo Masai, Juma Waziri and Salim Ahmed Mohamed. According to the police, the three suspects are “armed and dangerous.” “Police are looking for the following in connection with criminal gangs in Nairobi and Mombasa, they are armed and dangerous,” said police spokesperson Charles Owino on Tuesday. Police have urged members of public with information…

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End of an era as DCI director Kinoti disbands Flying squad

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 366 total views,  1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST DEC 2019-After decades of existence Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has decided to disbanded the rogue Flying Squad following concerns from the public over its high-handedness over the years. At its place however Kinoti has  formed a new unit known as Sting Squad Headquarters (SSH) that will only have 50 detectives. As at midday Tuesday, all the officers who worked under the unit that was headed by Musa Yego were ordered to return official vehicles to the DCI Headquarters on Kiambu…

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Welcome back home but we dont want drama,Uhuru tells Miguna Miguna

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 3,134 total views,  1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH DEC 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta  has indicated that his critic Lawyer Miguna Miguna was welcome back in Kenya but he not engage in any drama. Uhuru who spoke indirectly about the issue said the vocal lawyer is allowed to return to Kenya so as he can start finding ways of reconciling with Raila . President Uhuru  told  mourners at Rubia‘s sendoff that he is aware of “Wemgine wanataka kupanda ndege wakuje waendeleze kelele zao, let them do that” This implies that he is aware…

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Fare Thee Well:First African Mayor of Nairobi Charles Rubia burred in Murangal,

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 3,008 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA ,30TH DEC 2019-Former Cabinet Minister Dr. Charles Wanyoike Rubia was on Monday laid to rest  at his home in Kandara, Murang’a County. The funeral service held at Karigu-ini Primary School grounds in Murang’a County was attended top leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretaries Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution), James Macharia (Transport), Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs). Rubia, who was the first African mayor of Nairobi, died on December 23 at his Karen home. The late Charles Rubia, 96, served as a Member of Parliament for Starehe Constituency for 20…

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60% of Kenyans support referendum vote ob BBI-Survey

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 3,041 total views BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH DEC 2019-A new survey conducted by TIFA has revealed that majority of Kenyans prefer to take a vote on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proposals. The survey conducted between December 17- 22 with a sample population of 765 respondents shows that 60 percent of Kenyans are rooting for the popular initiative while 14 percent want a parliamentary route. 25 percent said they do not know. The study further shows that 69 per are yet to read contents of the document that was launched on November…

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Call for unity as NCIC vice chair Fatuma Tabwara is laid to rest

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 331 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,KWALE,30TH DEC 2019-Kenyans have been urged to embrace unity as a way of honoring the departed  NCIC vice-chairperson, Ms Fatuma Tabwara. Speaking during her burial  in Kwale County on Monday Kwale governor Salim  Mvurya described Ms Tabwara as a great leader and an icon in the Kwale community. “She always preached peace and unity. Let us not forget what Ms Tabwara always reminded us – to avoid joining movements that seek to divide us,” he said. He further urged the people to elect leaders based on their…

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A section of Embu leaders now blame Governor Wambora over corruption in county

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 4,601 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,EMBU,29TH DEC 2019-A section of political leaders from Embu has yet again launched a scathing attack on area Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora over alleged runaway corruption in the County. Led by Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga, the leaders claimed that the under-fire county chief has superintended over a graft-laden administration that had led to a decline on delivery of critical services such as health. The political wrangles in Embu County show no sign of ending with a section of leaders accusing Governor Wambora of failing to end the scourge…

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KPL: Mathare beat Nzoia, as Gor is held at Posta

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 3,205 total views,  1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH DEC 2019-Mathare United defeated Nzoia Sugar 4-0 on Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium, handing the visitors their third successive Kenyan Premier League (KPL) defeat. At the Narok County Stadium Gor Mahia FC were forced to a 1-1 draw by hosts Posta Rangers thanks to a pair of second half penalties converted by Joseph Mbugi and Kenneth Muguna  with the result pushing the champions one point above Tusker FC at the top. Mathare enjoyed a dominant opening half and should have led early but…

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NCIC Vice Chair Fatuma Tabwara collapses and dies at a wedding in Kwale

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 4,675 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,29TH DEC 2019-National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Vice Chairperson Fatuma Tabwara  has died Tabwara who was recently appointed NCIC commissioner was pronounced dead at the Diani Cottage Hospital where she was rushed on Sunday morning when collapsed while attending a wedding ceremony for her niece in Matuga within Kwale County, a family source said. “It is true we have lost her,” the source said, “she was pronounced dead on arrival in hospital.” Tabwara was with some of her family members and other relatives at the…

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7,500 litres of illegal ethanol seized by KRA officials in Sultan Hamud

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 9,845 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,28TH DEC 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives have seized 7,500 litres of illegal ethanol valued at over Sh2 million. In a statement, KRA commissioner, investigations and enforcement said the ethanol had been concealed in a 10,000- litre water bowser. The vehicle was intercepted at Sultan Hamud, Makueni County on Saturday. “The truck driver was arrested and will be arraigned alongside the truck owner. Investigations are still ongoing to ensure that the owners and smugglers are apprehended and charged,” said KRA in…

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Massive car bomb kills at least 76 in Mogadishu, scores injured

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 7,386 total views BY AFP,MOGADISHU,28TH DEC 2019- massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least 76 people dead and scores injured, an ambulance official has said. The Saturday blast occurred in a busy area of the city where traffic is heavy because of a security checkpoint and a tax office. The wounded were carried on stretchers from the site, where the force of the explosion left charred and twisted remains of vehicles. Mogadishu is regularly hit by car bombings and attacks waged…

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GSU officer arrested in Malindi after kidnap of Safaricom employee over Ksh.500K loan

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 6,842 total views  BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH DEC 2019-A GSU officer from Baringo has been arrested after he was linked to the kidnap of a Safaricom employee in Malindi. According to Citizen Digital Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the suspect was arrested on Friday night in Mombasa. “Allegedly, the (female) victim had taken a Ksh. 500,000 loan from one of her abductors Ms. Grace WAIRIMU but failed to meet the agreed repayment deadline,” the DCI said. The GSU officer is said to have colluded with two civilians. “Seeking…

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Massive car Bomb kills more than 20 people in Somali Capital Mogadishu

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 4,596 total views MOGADISHU SOMALIA,28TH DEC 2019-A massive car bomb blast left more than 20 people dead and many others wounded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said. “The blast was devastating, and I could confirm more than 20 civilians killed, there were many more wounded, but the toll can be higher,” said police officer Ibrahim Mohamed. “I have counted twenty-two dead bodies, all of them civilians and there were more than thirty others wounded, this was dark day,” said Ahmed Moalim Warsame, who witnessed the explosion.…

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Fare Thee well:Judge Odek laid to rest in Siaya

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 3,883 total views,  1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENT,27TH DEC 2019-Court of Appeal Judge Prof James Aggrey Otieno Odek was on Friday laid to rest at his home in Memba village, Rarieda in Siaya County. ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Chief Justice David Maraga and Attorney-General Paul Kihara were among hundreds of people who attended the burial. Mourners paid tribute to justice Odek, who was described by many as a brilliant and hardworking man whose services will be missed not only in the judiciary but by the entire country. Leading several judges…

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Inmate found dead in apparent suicide

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 3,344 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,27THDEC 2019-An inmate facing life imprisonment was Friday found dead at the Embu GK Prison. Police said the prisoner, Silas Kirimi, committed suicide. The body of victim was spotted by his colleagues, who reported the matter to the authority. Eastern regional deputy police boss Daudi Lule said the inmate had been confined into a lone cell because he was violent. He said inmates woke up in the morning and were shocked to find the body of the man dangling from a window. The victim used a leso to hang…

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Police arrest a Man in Kirinyaga for allegedly forcing 2-year-old boy to drink beer

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 3,344 total views,  1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,27TH DEC 2019-A man accused of forcing a two-year-old boy to drink beer to celebrate Christmas has been arrested by police in Kirinyaga County. The suspect was seized after the celebrations and locked up at Nguka Police Post for interrogation. He was apprehended on the orders of the area chief Mr David Muriithi. According to the residents, the suspect dragged the boy from the neighbourhood to the nearby bar and forced him to take beer until he was totally drunk. The boy’s parents learnt of…

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Israel’s Netanyahu sweeps party primary in re-election boost

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 3,032 total views By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Jerusalem, ZZZ, Dec 27 – Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told supporters Friday he would win a March general election after scoring a landslide victory in the leadership primary of his right-wing Likud party. Israel’s longest-serving premier, who faces a corruption indictment as well as a third general election in 12 months, was expected to beat rival Gideon Saar in the leadership primary. But the convincing margin of victory — by 72.5 to 27.5 percent — strengthens his position in the party he has dominated for…

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Eritrean president vows to ‘bolster cooperation’ with Ethiopia

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 2,066 total views By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dec 27 – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki promised Thursday to boost cooperation with Ethiopia on the last day of his two-day visit that came as the peace process was seen as having lost momentum. Isaias flew to Addis Ababa Wednesday for his first meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister since Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for initiating a thaw between the countries which fought a border war in 1998-2000. That conflict left an estimated 80,000 dead before a stalemate took hold…

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Governor Mutua tells off Muthama,Kalonzo over their Kamba spokesmen position

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 3,840 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH DEC 2019-Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has told off Ukambani politicians Kalonzo Musyoka and Johnstone Muthama over their remarks that they are spokesmen for the Kamba people. Addressing  the press  on Thursday, December 26, Mutua accused the two seasoned politicians of auctioning the Kamba community to the highest bidders and political brokers. “The comments by Kalonzo, a Leader I hold in high esteem, that he will follow the 2022 political direction given by President Uhuru Kenyatta can only mean that he has resigned himself to…

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Hotel,accommodation facilities owners at the coast rip big as holiday season picks on

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 3,928 total views BY CORRESPONDENTS,26TH DEC 2019-Hotels, apartments and other tourist establishments in Mombasa and other Coastal areas have recorded 100 per cent bookings as holiday season picks on . This follows an upsurge of domestic and international visitors during the December holidays. Thousands of ecstatic local and international visitors thronged various hotels and tourist establishments in Mombasa and other coastal areas to celebrate the Christmas holiday season. Events such as water sports, football, camel riding, family dinners, traditional dances and live bands were organised by hotels to entertain holidaymakers. A spot check…

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A Family perish in Nyeri fire tragedy

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 4,017 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,26TH DEC 2019-A family of five has perished in a fire that engulfed their house on the night of Wednesday in Gaikuyu village in Mathira, Nyeri. The fire reportedly broke out at 2am killing a man, his wife, their two sons and a female relative who had visited them for Christmas. Mathira East DCC Patrick Meso confirmed the incident saying that police have launched investigations into the matter to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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8 Kenyan fishermen rescued in Indian Ocean after 18 days

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 582 total views By XINHUA, MOMBASA, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) –Police have rescued eight fishermen who miraculously survived 18 days in the Indian Ocean along the Kenyan coast. The eight were spotted and rescued by marine police on patrol on Christmas Day. “Their boat was taken to the deep waters and capsized by strong winds and they have been in the ocean,” said Malindi Sub County Police Commander Vitalis Otieno who confirmed the incident. They had been reported missing at Ziwayu beach, on the north coast and were using an Alhafidh Fibre 15HP boat.…

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35 civilians killed in double Burkina Faso attack

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 1,153 total views By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Dec 25 – Jihadists in Burkina Faso killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, when they simultaneously attacked a town in the north and its military base in one of the deadliest assaults in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country. Seven soldiers and 80 jihadists also died in the double attack Tuesday in Arbinda in Soum province which lasted “several hours” and was of a “rare intensity”, the army said. Burkina Faso, bordering Mali and Niger, has seen…

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President Uhuru urges Kenyans to celebrate holidays peacefully

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 4,813 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,25TH DEC 2019– President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to celebrate those holiday season in peace.Speaking  when he and the First lady  attended the Christmas eve mass at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Nyali, the president  also urged Kenyans to embrace  unity.The president and the First Lady are in Mombasa on Christmas holiday. On his part ,Deputy President William Ruto  has emphasized on the need for everyone to reflect on the previous year and plan for a bigger and better 2020 which is days…

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Ministry of education releases calendar dates for reopening of schools

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 7,134 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH DEC 2019-The schools across the country will reopen for the term in 2020 on January 6.This is according to  new opening dates for schools announced by the ministry of education on Tuesday. A statement sent to newsrooms also  informed  that  students will break for midterm on February 17 and close the first term on April 10. The second term will start on May 4 and close on August 7, with a break between June 15 and June 19. The third term studies will begin on…

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There shall be no holiday for Cabinet secretaries as Uhuru says until pending bills are cleared

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 7,028 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH DEC,2019-There shall be no holiday for   all Cabinet Secretaries and PSs not to proceed  until all pending bills in their ministries were paid in full.This is follows an order by the president. According to a report by Citizen TV on Tuesday, December 24, acting Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani also reiterated the urgency for all uncleared bills to be paid. Further, Yattani stated that non-payment for goods and services procured by the national and county governments had led to the poor performance of businesses, thereby generating…

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Justice Otieno Odek died of a clot on the right leg,an autopsy shows

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 3,121 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,24TH DEC 2019-A post-mortem  carried out on the body of  Appellate Court Judge James Otieno Odek  has indicated that he died as a result of a clot on the vein of the right leg. Chief Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor said the clot dislodged and blocked the pulmonary thromboembolism causing sudden death. “The clot chocked the heart,” Dr Oduor told journalists at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu where after the autopsy, “The cause of death is pulmonary thromboembolism.” He conducted the exercise alongside pathologist Dr Dickson…

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Muranga county woman rep Sabina Chege Threatens to Leave Jubilee Party

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 1,086 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH DEC 2019-Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege now says  she is ready to leave the Jubilee party if a section of its leaders continued jeopardizing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts in fighting corruption. According to  brief  video posted by Daily Nation on Tuesday, December 24, Ms Chege, stated that the president was fighting against corruption but some Jubilee Party members were sabotaging it. “Wakicheza na sisi, either tutawang’ao  Jubilee ama tuwaachie (If they play with us, we will either kick them out of Jubilee or we will leave the…

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Issuance of passports suspended until December 27

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 2,187 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI, 24TH DEC 2019-Passport services at the Immigration Department were on Tuesday suspended due to unavoidable circumstances. The department though noted that during that period when services will be unavailable , the system will undergo an unscheduled maintenance. According to the Directorate of Immigration Services, normal services will resume on Friday December 27, 2019.  

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5 killed in a grisly road accident while travelling home for Christmas in Busia

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 1,868 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH DEC 2019-Five people among them a man and his were killed on Tuesday morning following an accident at Mwiwondwe bridge on the Ekero-Buyangu road. According to citizen Digital, Five other people, including children, were seriously injured during the accident that occurred when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled on the bridge. The media house further said that the  ten were cramped in a Toyota Wish on their way to Busia for the festive season. Area police boss Peter Kattam warned motorists to observe traffic…

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2 of Solai dam directors too be arrested following a court order

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 1,693 total views BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH DEC 2019-High  court  in Nairobi has ordered the arrest of two directors of the Solai dam which left over 40 people dead when it burst its banks in May 2018. Mansukhulal Shantilal Patel and Mansukh Kasangra, both directors of Kensalt Limited were charged jointly with former MP Lawu Kigen Kiplagat and a trader James Wainaina Ng’ang’a. Patel, Kasangra, Kiplagat and Ng’ang’a had been summoned to appear in court over conspiracy, forgery and forceful detention of property and forgery. However, Patel and Kasangra failed to show…

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Police arrest a suspect at JKIA over fraud in Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal

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 2,726 total views BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD DEC,2019-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday night arrested a wanted fraud suspect at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Jackson Njau Kinyanjui was nabbed at JKIA upon his arrival from the United States of America (USA). According to the DCI, Mr. Kinyanjui is wanted in connection with fraud in the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal. The suspect was stopped by immigration officers at the airport who then handed him over to the DCI detectives. Upon interrogation he alleged that he had…

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BBI Debate:DP Ruto says he will support the report only if it is passed by the public

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 2,598 total views BY DDPS,VIGIHA,23RD DEC 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has now said he is in support of the Bridging Bridges Initiative (BBI) report provided it is passed by the public. The country’s second-in-command spoke on Monday in Luanda, Vihiga County, where he attended the Mumboha Hustlers Cup. The DP however noted that he would be opposed to a system in which the leadership of the country would be “decided in boardrooms” by a handful of people. “Today, I’m not opposing anything, I support the contents of the BBI report provided…

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Tough times for Kenyans as report says most of them to spend more to afford Christmas needs

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 2,746 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD DEC 2019-The latest report by research firm trends for insight Africa (TIFA) says that in 2019, Kenyans will have to dig deeper into their pockets to have a decent  Christmas  with their loved ones  as well as provide food for them. The survey paints  a grim picture of Christmas in 2019. 60 percent of Kenyans who participated in the research revealed that their cash crunch is worse this year as compared to the same period last year. A worrying 11 per cent of those, as…

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Governor Waititu writes to the senate over his impeachment

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 881 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD DEC 2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has   written to Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, castigating his impeachment  by the county assembly MCAs last week Waititu through lawyer Mwangi Ndegwa stated that his ouster was unprocedural. “From the commencement, the assembly did not have the requisite statutory quorum at any particular time. “For the reason that the (total) number of the MCAs is 92, thus the statutory quorum required under Section 33 (2) of the County Governments Act to pass such a special motion is 62 members. However,…

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Veteran politician Charles Rubia dies in Nairobi

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 887 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD DEC 2019-Veteran politician and Former Minister for local government and first mayor for Nairobi Charles Rubia passed on at his home in Karen on Monday, 23, 2019. Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata confirmed that Rubia passed on peacefully at his home, lauding him as a veteran politician who led the way in Kenya’s administration patterns. “Rubia was a great man whom every leader emulated. He was the man remembered for assisting a large percentage of Murang’a residents to find their way in Nairobi.” “Almost every great…

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Thika Road mayhem: Commuters stranded as police, NTSA launch crackdown

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 1,258 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD  DEC 2019-Motorists and commuters  were  stranded for the better part of Monday on Thika Superhighway following a crackdown by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officials as well as traffic police officers. sources say  at least 58 unroadworthy vehicles had been impounded  by Midday day Monday . Two police checks have reportedly been mounted on the road; one at Witeithie and another near the Vincentian Retreat Centre towards Thika. The crackdown has caused a massive traffic snarl up with some of the motorists and…

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KURA to close Mbagathi Way for 4 days

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 960 total views,  1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD DEC 2019– Kenya Urban Roads Authority plans to close a section of Mbagathi Way from Friday through to Monday to allow for demolition of the footbridge. The road will be closed for motorists from 6am to 6pm for all of the four days as the contractor demolishes the footbridge to pave way for the construction of a new modern one. KURA is  advising  motorists to use alternative routes saying, “We apologize for the inconvenience that may be caused as we endeavor to provide…

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TERRORISM:Al-Shabaab raid a construction site in Mandera

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 1,055 total views,  1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MANDERA,23RD DEC 2019-Al-Shabaab militants raided a construction site in Mandera near the Somalia border and burnt down four construction equipment in the latest incursion into Kenya. The equipment included an excavator, flat roller machine, shift foot roller and a pressure pump.Police and witnesses said the militants raided the site at dawn Sunday and burnt the equipment. No one was injured during the incident on the Mandera-Arabia-Lafey road as the two guards who were on duty escaped.The contractor of the road had stalled for long and…

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DP Ruto scoffs at governor over assassination scheme claims

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 2,662 total views BY JOAN WNAJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND DEC 2019-Deputy President William Ruto mocked  Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua over his claims that the DP  allegedly threatened him. DP Ruto who spoke on  Sunday in Busia County, downplayed the allegations intimating that the mere thought of it is a non-issue. “Yule jamaa mwingine mliskia alilalamika juzi, ati nilimsalimia…ati nilifanya nini…(laughs)…ati nilimsalimia tu nikamwangalia, akakimbia kunishtaki kwa polisi. Kama angesalimiwa na huyu jamaa amekuwa akikoroga pot hapa si angekimbia Hague…” he said. Governor Alfred Mutua last week recorded a statement at Kilimani Police Station accusing DP…

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DP Ruto storms busia to open sambo Beach Carnival hosted by Namwamba.

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 2,620 total views,  1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BUSIA,22ND DEC 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday, December 22, was a guest of Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba in Budalangi, Busia County. DP Ruto through his twitter handle informed that he had attended the official opening ceremony of Isambo Beach Carnival hosted by Namwamba. “Culture is the reservoir of our collective experience and everything unique about us, not just today but across generations. It is a deep well that we draw from in times of joy, crisis, and even sadness,” Ruto wrote. Deputy President…

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Basement club Watford shock Manchester United

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 7,491 total views BY AFP,WATFORD,22ND DEC 2019-Watford won in the Premier League for just the second time this season as the bottom-of-the-table side beat Manchester United 2-0 in a shock upset at Vicarage Road on Sunday. Watford went ahead in the 50th minute when United goalkeeper David de Gea somehow allowed a tame shot from Ismaila Sarr to go through his hands and in at the near post. And four minutes later Watford, who remain bottom, doubled their lead when Troy Deeney scored from the penalty spot after Sarr was brought…

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Paul Pogba named on Manchester United bench

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 3,973 total views BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,22ND DEC 2019-Paul Pogba has been named on the Manchester United bench for this afternoon’s Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road. The France international has been on the sidelines with an ankle problem since the end of September but is included in the squad for the clash in the capital. Both Watford and United are unchanged from their respective matches against Liverpool and Everton last weekend, meaning that Troy Deeney will again lead the line for the Hornets. Jesse Lingard will operate in the number 10 spot behind Anthony Martial down the other end,…

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crime:Three armed thugs raid Bomet shop, steal Ksh.200K

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 1,403 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,BOMET,22ND DEC 2019-Three armed thugs on Saturday night raided a shop at the Mulot trading center in Bomet, making away with Ksh.200,000. Confirming the incident, Bomet East sub-county Police Commander James Kilonzo said  that the trio ordered those in the shop to lie down and surrender all their cash. They then came out of the shop, and fired in the air countless times before fleeing on a motorcycle. Kilonzo said the matter is being investigated, adding that officers stationed at the Mulot Police Post will be on…

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Six People injured as bus hits truck on Nairobi-Mombasa highway

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 1,808 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,22ND DEC 2019-Six people have Sunday morning been seriously injured after the bus they were traveling in hit a truck at Manga along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway. Speaking to the Daily Nation , Voi Sub-County Police Commander Bernstein Shari said 24 other passengers were taken to Moi County Referral Hospital with minor injuries. He said the six were in critical condition and might be transferred to Mombasa for further treatment. Mr Shari said the casualties suffered broken limbs, head injuries and various degrees of tissue injuries.…

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Death toll in Europe from storm rises to eight

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 1,728 total views By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Madrid, Spain, Dec 21 – The death toll from a storm that battered Spain, Portugal and France rose to eight on Saturday as the region braced for more violent winds and heavy rain. A 32-year-old South Korean woman died Saturday, a day after being struck on the head by falling debris from a building in central Madrid, the Madrid region’s interior minister said. The building had passed an inspection in 2015 “but weather like this, with heavy rain and wind, causes these fateful cases”, Enrique Lopez told…

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Counties on high alert as 147 hospitalized over cholera

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 4,180 total views BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,21ST DEC 2019-The ministry of health has issued a cholera alert  after cases of the deadly disease was reporters in several parts of the country with at least twelve counties  at high risk. According to CITIZEN DIGITAL a report from the Ministry of Health  indicate that  the counties of  Narok, Kajiado, Nairobi, Garissa, Mandera, Machakos, Embu, Wajir, Mombasa, Turkana, Makueni and Kisumu  are at risk. The media house further  details that at least 4,961 cases of Cholera have been reported in Kenya since January this year,…

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