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Do not use the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to impose your will on Kenyans,DP Ruto tells political leaders

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5,714 total views, 2,330 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH FEB 2020-Deputy President William Ruto has cautioned politicians not to use the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to impose their will on Kenyans. Ruto told a church service at Soul Harvesters International in Dandora, that it was irresponsible for leaders to bypass the views of ordinary Kenyans, observing that BBI should accommodate everyone. “No one should intimidate or coerce Kenyans by stating that the process must be done his way whether they like it or not or saying the process must be completed with…

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Change of tactics as govt announces new approach in tackling locusts menace

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7,512 total views, 2,330 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 16TH FEB 2020-The government has decided to employ a new tactic to curb locust menace as the  insects continue to wreck havoc in different parts of the country.The government through the ministry of Agriculture  has  now appointed a consultant to assess the damage desert locusts have caused since the invasion began about three months ago. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya announced this on Sunday, when he came face to face with a fresh swarm in the expansive and arid Mbeere part of Embu…

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New China virus cases drop for third day as toll passes 1,600

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8,450 total views, 2,545 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beijing, China, Feb 16 – The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop. Global concern remains high about the spread of the virus, which first emerged in China’s central Hubei province in December, with the first death outside Asia reported in France this weekend. The death toll jumped to 1,665 in mainland China on Sunday after 142 more people…

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DP Ruto breathes fire over those associating his officer with Echesa’s military equipment scam

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2,200 total views, 24 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH FEB,2020-Deputy President William Ruto has stated that his office does not procure goods or services for any ministry after he was roped into a Ksh.39 billion military equipment scam. Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa, who is seen as  close ally of the DP, was last week arrested and detained over the fraudulent multi-billion shilling deal in which he is alleged to have invoked the Office of the Deputy President. DP Ruto, however, taking to Twitter on Sunday, rubbished the reports terming them…

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A building at Starehe boys centre damaged by mysterious fire

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5,716 total views, 5 views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI,15TH FEB 2020-Fire damaged a building at Starehe Boys’ Centre in Nairobi County Saturday night. Acting Director Josphat Mwaura said it started in the workshop and then spread to the study block. He said two Nairobi County engines were sent to the scene. Mr Mwaura said they were conducting a head count of boys who remained at the school during the half term break. No casualties had been reported by press time. A mysterious fire destroyed two beds in a dormitory at Upper…

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BBI rallies end in March says Odinga as he outlines Referendum timelines

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5,465 total views, 3 views today ODM leader Raila Odinga now says,Rallies to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will end in March, indicating an important milestone  in as far as push for a referendum is concerned. According to the Daily Nation,Mr Odinga said on Saturday that once the gatherings are closed, the BBI Secretariat will embark on aggressive campaigns countrywide, to collect a million signatures. The Orange Democratic Movement leader said the draft bill will then be presented to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for validation in preparation for…

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Saudi fighter jet crashes in Yemen, rebels say they downed it

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1,197 total views, 215 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb 15 – A Saudi fighter jet crashed in conflict-torn Yemen, the Riyadh-led military coalition supporting the government announced Saturday, as the Iran-backed Huthi rebels said they downed the plane. The Tornado aircraft came down on Friday in northern Al-Jawf province during an operation to assist Yemeni government forces, the coalition said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. It did not specify the fate of the crew or the cause of the crash. The Huthis’ Al-Masirah television…

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Four suspects escape cell using a hacksaw in Kirinyaga

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5,640 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH FEB 2020-Police in Kirinyaga County are pursuing four robbery with violence suspects who escaped from the Sagana police station at 3a.m on Saturday. Citizen digital quoted the  new Mwea-west sub-county police commander Abdillahi Adan,  who said the four suspects were to appear before the Baricho Law Court on Friday. In a daring incident however, the four escaped from the cells after cutting through the metal grills with a hacksaw. The four suspects; Willis Githuku, Martin Ndung’u, Charles Mwangi and Julius Murigi had been…

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You are on your own:DP Ruto says as he distances himself from Echesa’s tribulations

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466 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH FEB,2020-Deputy President William Ruto has distanced himself from former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa woes In a Tweet, Ruto blamed his political competitors of launching a smear-campaign by throwing him smack into the former Cabinet Secretary’s afflictions. “The desperation of my political competitors on their choreographed smear campaign against WsR is evident even for fools (whom we have a shortage for)to see. Just wait and see where this will end up. Washindwe! Go for the fraudsters. Leave me to serve the nation,” He…

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Third-way Alliance Party’s Ekurru Aukot now invites President Kenyatta to unveiling of fresh referendum drive

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438 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH FEB 2020-Third-way Alliance Party is on Monday expected to launch the revamped Punguza Mizigo Kenya (PMK) Bill after counties rejected a initial version in October last year. In a letter inviting President Uhuru Kenyatta to the unveiling, Party leader Ekuru Aukot disclosed that the second phase of the Bill would be based on the responses the initial version of the proposal received when it was discussed in various counties. “Mr. President, it is with great pleasure that we will be re-launching the above…

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Rashid Echesa to spend Valentine’s weekend in jail

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6,518 total views, 2 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,14TH FEB,2020-Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa will spend his Valentine’s weekend at the Muthaiga Police station. In a ruling made by Magistrate Lucas Onyona, the detention will allow officers complete their investigations and search the houses of the accused. The prosecution had argued that the release of the respondents before searches would hamper the ongoing investigations. The three will however be released on Monday at 6PM on a police cash bail of KSh.1M. They  have been forbidden from contacting any of the witnesses…

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County Assemblies are against creation of 14 regional governments under BBI

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6,506 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH FEB 2020-The County Assemblies Forum (CAF) has opposed the establishment of regional governments, in what has been termed as a scheme by county governors serving their final terms in office to save their political careers. While presenting their views to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) steering committee led by Senator Yusuf Haji on Friday, the forum which brings together Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) said economic blocs should instead be used as vehicles for steering investments in regions. “CAF does not support…

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Motorists to dig deeper into their pockets to afford fuels as petrol, diesel costs rises

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9,440 total views, 82 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH FEB 2020-Motorists will have to  dig deeper into their pockets to afford  prices of fuel after the  Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) increased costs of petrol and diesel  for a second consecutive month in its  latest costs review. According to the new prices which will be in force for the next one month,Petrol prices have increased by an average of Ksh.2.67 across the board while diesel costs have picked up by a further Ksh.2.13 per litre. Kerosene prices have meanwhile reduced by Ksh.1.26…

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We are ready for a nationwide boundaries review process in March funds must be availed on time-IEBC

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2,689 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH FEB 2020-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says  it is  ready to begin a nationwide boundaries review process in March once National Treasury avails funds. The poll agency is required in law to conclude the process by July 2021 – 12 months to the 2022 general election – for the changes in constituency and ward boundaries to apply. Through  a statement sent to the press , IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati noted that the exiting boundaries, having been gazette on March 7,…

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Echesa arraigned in court ,denies forging documents in fictitious arms deal

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142 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH FEB 2020-Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa on Friday denied authoring forged documents in a fraudulent arms deal during an appearance before a magistrate court at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  (JKIA). Echesa’s lawyers dismissed the prosecution’s claims that the said documents were recovered from his vehicle when detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested him. Further, the lawyer said the offence for which the former cabinet member was being questioned is minor and as such did not warrant his detention as…

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Nationwide Regional Playoffs begin this Weekend

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2,617 total views, 270 views today NAIROBI, Kenya, February 14, 2020- The quest to qualify for next season’s second tier KRU Championship begins in earnest with the commencement of the playoffs across the regional conferences that make up the third tier Nationwide league. Nairobi MKU Nairobi will take on Hurricanes while Shamas Rugby Foundation are up against Co-operative University. Administration Police Warriors welcome Dagoretti Bulldogs to their Utawala base.Swara play host to Daystar Falcons. Central JKUAT Cougars host Nanyuki Jackals as Kiambu play Chuka Vikings. Embu are at home to Zetech with…

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Shocking: Murang’a man court on CCTV stealing church offering

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3,437 total views, 2 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,14TH FEB 2020-Police in Muranga have arrested a middle-aged man  after he was caught red-handed stealing from the church coffers. According to Citizen Digital Peter Muiya Irungu will be arraigned at the Murang’a law courts on Friday to face charges of burglary. The media house ,reports that  he was caught on hidden CCTV cameras breaking into James Cathedral Church in Murang’a town on Thursday. The Church leadership said it was concerned about  missing offering and decided to hoist secret cameras within the premises. There…

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Chinese Embassy in Kenya directs self-isolation for staff arriving from China

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1,812 total views, no views today  BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,14TH FEB 2020-Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Wu Peng has assured of tough measures taken to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to the country. Amb Wu said he has instructed all Chinese companies in Kenya to ensure all their staff arriving from China exercise self-isolation for two weeks, before they are allowed to mingle with others as a safety measure. Many Chinese nationals who traveled back home China in January for the New Year celebrations have been arriving in the country. “We are taking…

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Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

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5,977 total views, 217 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beijing, China, Feb 12 – China’s official death toll from the new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported. As the figures soared in China, a troubling new front opened abroad as neighbouring Vietnam placed 10,000 people under quarantine after six COVID-19 cases were discovered in a cluster of villages — the first such lockdown overseas. Japan reported its first death of an infected person — the third fatality outside mainland…

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Rashid Echesa arrested and this is why

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3,048 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH FEB 2020-Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has been  in Nairobi  after allegedly getting into a fake contract with foreign investors dealing with military equipment. Echesa, who was grilled the entire day Thursday, is alleged to have used the Office of the Deputy President and the signature of Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma to cut a fraudulent multi-billion shilling deal. According to citizen digital  the former Cabinet Secretary is said to have approached foreign investors through mail introducing himself as a…

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I have not nominated deputy governor,Kiambu Governor Nyoro states

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3,247 total views, no views today BY JOAN WNAJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH FEB 2020-Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro has denied reports claiming that he has nominated a deputy governor. Addressing the media on Thursday, Governor Nyoro said he was still consulting on who to pick as his deputy. “When it comes to the issue of nominating a deputy we shall make an official announcement on the matter. Let those spreading that information about the nomination continue talking,” he said. Nyoro had called the press briefing to mourn the death of Kahawa Wendani MCA Cyrus…

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Matiangi orders deportation of Chinese nationals filmed caning Kenyan worker

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891 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH FEB 2020-Four Chinese nationals working at a Kileleshwa restaurant who are facing assault charges in court for caning a Kenyan worker will now be deported.This is after Interior Cabinet Sectary Fred Matiangi Thursday ordered the four to be deported. The announcement came just as the court granted authorities permission to detain the suspects for 15 more days pending the conclusion of investigations. “The suspects should not be released since they can interfere with investigations,” the court heard. The four were arrested after…

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Jowie finally freed on a Ksh 2 million cash bail in Monica Kimani murder case

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1,819 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,13TH FEB 2020-A key suspect in the murder case of businesswoman Monica Kimani  Joseph Irungu was Thursday freed on a Sh2 million cash bail, the High Court allowing his renewed application for bail after two failed attempts. Irungu also known as Jowie was initially denied bail on October 30, 2018, Justice James Wakiaga at the time freeing now ex-fiancé and television journalist Jacque Maribe on a Sh2 million bail. The judge cited the possibility of Jowie absconding future appearances and lack of a known physical address.…

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Uhuru condoles the family of the late Kahawa Wendani MCA Cyrus Omondi

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1,742 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WNAJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH FEB 2020-President  Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of the late Kahawa Wendani MCA Cyrus Omondi who passed away while attending a training in Mumbai, India. Cyrus Omondi, who hails from Siaya, was elected on our Party’s ticket in the 2017 elections. In his message Uhuru said it was sad that Omondi had to die at a time when his services are most needed.He said his prayers are with the family and friends of the late MCA at…

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Catholic Bishops Eulogise Moi as man who believed in God

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1,759 total views, no views today BY ROSE ACHIEGO /KCCB,NAIROBI,13TH FEB 2020-Catholic Bishops in Kenya have eulogised the Late Retired President Daniel Arap Moi as a man who believed in God and one who committed his entire life to causes of peace, love and unity. In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Most Rev. Philip Anyolo on 5th, February 2020, the Bishops said President Moi worked hard for his Nation from humble beginnings to take charge of the country’s top leadership office for…

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Untill we meet again:Former President Daniel arap Moi laid to rest at his Kabarak home

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3,335 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER/PSCU,12TH FEB 2020-Former  President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi was laid to rest in a State burial at his Kabarak home in Nakuru County on Wednesday. Moi’s body was lowered into the grave at 4.30pm, marking an end of a series of elaborate State funeral ceremonies that were lined up in honour of the man who led the country for 24 years. As his body was lowered into the grave, Kenya Defence Forces fired 19 cannons with military fighter jets performing a flypast. The…

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Fimbo ya Nyayo synonymous with the late Former head of state Daniel Moi now given to Gideon Moi

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4,564 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH FEB 2020-Raymond Moi on Wednesday gave family leadership rungu to Baringo senator Gideon Moi. The rungu which came from Kalenjin elders was given out during the funeral service of Mzee Daniel Moi which is taking place in Kabarak. “Jogoo mwenyewe amelala..na kama amelala..nimempea huyu ile rungu… na yeye akiregarega..si mimi niko hapa.. kwani mimi ni statue,” Raymond, who is Rongai MP said as he handed it over to Gideon. (The cock himself has gone. And if he is gone, I will give…

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Gideon Moi prescribes prayers for DP Ruto in moving tribute

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1,915 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,12TH FEB 2020-Baringo Senator Gideon Moi left mourners in stitches as he told jokes about how he was branded a fake doctor. Gideon said for the entire time his late father Daniel Moi was admitted at the Nairobi Hospital, he got so used to medical terms that he could prescribe medication. “Your excellency, all this time, I have known so many medical terms that I have been branded a fake doctor,” he said. “Kama saa hii naweza kukuangalia na niseme upewe milligram tano…

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president Kenytta moves the crowd at Moi funeral by narrting how he hid from the former head of state after a mistake

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1,690 total views, 1 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,KABARAK,12TH FEB 2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Wednesday moved the crowd when he narrated how he hid from Mzee Daniel Moi after he made a mistake. Speaking during Moi’s funeral service in Kabarak  Uhuru said a phone call came in at 5 am making him weary. “Siku moja alipiga simu na zile simu zake zilikuwa za 5 am,” Uhuru said. (One day he called and remember his phone calls could come in as early as 5 am) “…kulikuwa na kitu nilifanya nikajua hii simu…

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Jubilee SG Tuju undergoes surgery after accident on way to Moi funeral

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450 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,12TH FEB,2020-Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju underwent surgery at Kijabe Hospital before being airlifted to Karen Hospital in Nairobi, following an accident in Magina, Lari subcounty, along Nairobi-Nakuru highway. Kijabe Hospital CEO Dr Ken Muma said, “We cannot disclose anything about the surgery owing to the family and the hospital’s confidentiality, but he had to undergo surgery.” “It also remains a secret where these patients have been taken to. The hospitals are the choices of their families.” Tuju was rushed to AIC Kijabe Hospital on…

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Moi saw his death approach and he was so ready,mourners told

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1,832 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJKU,NAIROBI,12TH FEB 2020-Africa Inland Church retired presiding bishop Silas Yego says  Former President Daniel Moi was prepared for death.Yego   said during his service at Kabarak grounds on Wednesday. He described Moi as a devout Christian who was in touch with his faith. “He knew where he was going…Mzee Moi is in the hands of his creator. He loved salvation so much,” Mr Yego said. The retired church leader noted that the former Head of State would often tell people to get saved. He…

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China virus death toll tops 1,100 as new cases fall

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4,121 total views, 3 views today BY AFP,BEIJING,12TH FEB 2020-The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, as the World Health Organization urged global unity to combat the “grave threat”. As Beijing scrambles to contain the virus, the number of people infected on a cruise ship off Japan’s coast rose to 174 — the biggest cluster outside the Chinese mainland. COVID-119 Another 97 people died in China, raising the national toll to 1,113, while more…

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Police eject Mike Sonko from VIP dais during Daniel Moi’s burial service in kabarak

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2,305 total views, no views today BY JELAGAT LONA,12TH FEB,2020-Security officer have  ejected governor Mike Sonko  from the main dais at Kabarak as the funeral ceremony for the late Daniel arap Moi was underway. Security officers barred him from entering where other leaders were seated. It was not immediately clear why the officers prevented from sitting at the dais. Dressed in a black suit and gold-colored spectacles, Sonko was seen standing on the sidelines for several minutes. An unidentified man wearing a blue tag then approached him and seemed to be…

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Jubilee party sec general Tuju being treated at Kijabe mission hospital after an accident

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862 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH FEB 2020-Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju  is receiving treatment at the Kijabe mission hospital after he was involved in an accident on Wednesday morning at Migana area  in Kijabe. Tuju was heading to Kabarak for the burial of former president Daniel arap Moi when his vehicle collided head-on with a matatu. Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed the accident but did not provide more details, only saying he had been airlifted to Nairobi. He first received emergency treatment at the Kijabe Mission Hospital.…

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Museveni eulogizes Moi,Terms him a great leader and a lover of East Africa

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6,718 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH FEB,2020-Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has eulogised the late, former President Daniel Moi as a great leader and lover of East Africa. Museveni, during his tribute at Nyayo National Stadium on Tuesday, said patriotism, love for East Africa and capacity to reconcile are the traits that enabled Moi to be a great leader. Museveni reiterated that Mzee Moi, together with first president Jomo Kenyatta, had a remedy for Kenya’s ailing problems. “Mzee Moi na wale waliokua katika Kadu  walijiunga na Kanu  mwaka wa…

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DP Ruto says Moi was not perfect but he was a genuine president

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6,444 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,11TH FEB,2020-Deputy President William Ruto has heaped praise on the late President Daniel Arap Moi while attending the former Head of State’s memorial service. Ruto said that Moi, without a PhD went on to become a professor of leadership and politics, and his school of ‘fuata Nyayo’ birthed many a Kenyan politician including himself. “Moi without a PhD went on to be a professor. We ended up being his students in his school of leadership and politics, a school whose motto was ‘fuata…

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Four police officers arrested for assaulting former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo

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6,545 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH FEB,2020-Four police officers have been arrested for allegedly assaulting former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo. Mr Midiwo claimed that he was attacked at his home in Kisumu’s Milimani Estate on Monday morning. Kisumu County Police Commander Ranson Lolmodooni confirmed the arrest of four police officers following the Monday 2am attack. “We have arrested four police officers involved in the incident, three male and one female officer,” Mr Lolmodooni said on Tuesday. Speaking to the Nation on the phone on Tuesday, Mr Midiwo said he was…

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This is how the bible saved Gideon oi from the wrath of his father after crashing his car

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786 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH FEB 2020-Baringo Senator Gideon Moi  moved the crowd at his late father’s memorial service when  he recalled  about his father – the late, retired President Daniel Moi’s – good sense of humour. Gideon recounted a time when he was a young boy and Mzee Moi had bought a new car. “As a young boy, I could not wait to take the car for a drive, but it got into an accident and it was no more,” he said. Gideon remembered trying to…

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I was a victim of Moi’s mistakes but i chose to forgive and move on -Odinga

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556 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH FEB 2020-ODM party leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said  was a victim of one of the late and former President Daniel Moi’s mistakes, but decided to forgive and move forward. Speaking during Mzee Moi’s funeral service at Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday, Raila said despite being a great leader, he had weaknesses. “He was human and made great contributions, but like many individuals, he had weaknesses and I was one of the victims. But he was forgiving like I am forgiving… We made…

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Gideon Moi reveals what his late father used to love

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384 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH FEB 2020-The son of recently passed away former president Moi  Gideon who is also Baringo Senator  has revealed some of the things his father, former President Daniel Moi loved doing to while away his time. While paying tribute to his late father during the funeral service at Nyayo National Stadium, the younger Moi let Kenyans in on some secrets no one knew about the late Head of State. For starters, contrary to popular rumour that the former president only ate vegetables, the…

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Coronavirus death toll tops 1,000

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3,226 total views, no views today BY V.O.A,11TH FEB 2020-The coronavirus death toll in China has hit an unhappy milestone, topping 1,000 after the center of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported another 103 deaths Monday. Chinese officials say there are now nearly 43,000 confirmed cases across the country, and 1,016 deaths. President Xi Jinping visited coronavirus patients at a Beijing hospital Monday and called for “more decisive measures” to contain the outbreak, Chinese state television reports. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday the spread of coronavirus between people…

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Thousands throng Nyayo stadium for Moi Memorial service

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1,203 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,11TH FEB 2020-Thousands of Kenyans have already arrived at the Nyayo Stadium for  the memorial service of former president Daniel Moi that is set to begin at 10am. Members of the public, in their thousands, started streaming into the stadium at 4am and were given red t-shirts and caps branded with Moi’s portrait and the words “Mkae Kwa Amani.” More Kenyans are still trooping in but gates to the stadium are expected to be closed anytime soon as it can only hold a…

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Moi’s body leaves State House after viewing by visiting Heads of State

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1,212 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 11TH FEB 2020-The hearse carrying that casket bearing late retired President Daniel arap Moi’s body  has left  State House where  it had been taken for official viewing  by  visiting Heads of State . The procession will  make its way to the Nyayo National Stadium for a memorial service attended by eighteen delegations among then seven visiting foreign leaders. The hearse chauffeured by army officers was escorted by seven military police outriders through the main entry to the Nairobi State House compound. At…

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Manchester United want £148m for Paul Pogba

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5,064 total views, 270 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,EB 2020-Manchester United are holding out for a fee of £148m for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to a report. The France international has featured just eight times in all competitions this season and has been touted with a summer switch to Real Madrid. Pogba was also linked with Madrid and former club Juventus last year, but United’s rumoured £169m valuation at the time put off both teams from making a formal approach. Spanish outlet AS indicates that the Red Devils have accepted the 26-year-old is desperate to move on, however, and have…

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Greenlight:Anne Kananu Mwenda cleared by IEBC for appointment as Nairobi Deputy Governor

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3,028 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH FEB,2020-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday cleared Anne Kananu Mwenda for appointment as Nairobi Deputy Governor. Ms. Mwenda, who was nominated by Governor Mike Sonko, received the IEBC clearance from Nairobi County Returning Officer Dr. Joseph Eroo. Her name has since been forwarded to the Nairobi County Assembly for vetting before appointment. Ms. Mwenda is the current Nairobi County Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Coordination, a position she has held for the last two years. Before she was appointed to…

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Chinese nationals caught on video assaulting a Kenyan detained for three days

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2,697 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH FEB,2020-The court has detained four Chinese nationals who were arrested after one of them was captured on video caning a Kenyan at a Kileleshwa restaurant  for three more days pending a ruling on their bail application. The four were arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, with the prosecution seeking 21 days to detain them as investigations continue. The defense strongly opposed the application for 21 days arguing that the charges against the accused were not strong enough to warrant such…

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Moi was humorous and cheerful,Raila says as he views body in Nairobi

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2,663 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH FEB,2020-Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga Monday joined Kenyans in paying his last respects to former President, the late Daniel Arap Moi, at the Parliament buildings in Nairobi. The former Prime Minister was seen lifting a black fly-whisk handed to him by his son Raila Jnr three times before bowing down in honour of a man he has called a freedom fighter, humorous and cheerful. He had just returned from Ethiopia where he attended the African Union meeting, after his United States…

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Sarah Wairimu now claims foul play in Tob Cohen’s property inheritance

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315 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH FEB,2020-Tob cohen’s  widow Sarah Wairimu  has accused  three of his relatives of forging his will so as to disinherit her. On Monday Ms Wairimu filed an application at the Milimani High Court , seeking orders for the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to prosecute Cohen’s three relatives for alleged fraud and forgery. The relatives are Gabrielle Hannah Van Straten, Sharon Cohen and Seth Van Straten, who want to be listed as interested parties in the succession…

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Major roads in Nairobi and Nakuru to be closed from Tuesday a head of the late retired president Moi’s memorial mass and burial

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1,200 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH FEB,2020-The government plans to close major roads  in Nairobi and Nakuru from Tuesday when a memorial service for  the retired  president  the late Daniel arap Moi who died last week aged 95 shall be held. The memorial service  to be held at the Nyayo stadium will follow  a three-day public viewing of his body in Parliament where it lay in state since Saturday. Moi will be buried in his Kabarket home, next to his wife Lena, in Nakuru County on Wednesday.Already 10…

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