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Kenyan student has tested negative for coronavirus,says CS Kariuki

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4,161 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JAN 2020-The student held at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after returning from China has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus, the Health ministry has said. The student was quarantined at the hospital in Nairobi after returning from Wuhan, the epicentre of the SARS-like virus. Outgoing Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki made the announcement Friday, saying the results were of tests carried out in South Africa. “I can confirm that results on the suspected coronavirus case sent to South Africa for validation…

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We shall attend the BBI rallies and offer our unequivocal support,DP Ruto allies now say

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4,415 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JAN 2020-Deputy President William Ruto’s allies on Friday, January 31, made an announcement following reports that the DP was scolded by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, January 27, 2020. According to a report by Citizen Digital, they resolved to follow their ODM counterpart in all countrywide BBI rallies. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa stated that the legislators had joined hands to support Kenyatta’s project with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Deputy President William Ruto allies during a press conference on Friday, January 31, 2020 “Today we…

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Dont use BBI debates to advance self political interests,DP Ruto tells politicians

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4,264 total views, no views today BY DPPS,KIAMBU,31ST JAN 2020-Deputy President William Ruto has urged politicians not to make the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) discussions about political positions at the expense of the needs of Kenyans. He said it would be selfish for politicians to focus on the needs of a few politicians while ignoring the needs of millions of the people. Every Kenyan, he added, irrespective of his or her status in the society, should be given a chance to give his or her views on BBI. “We must have…

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Airtel customers have a reason to smile as telco giant Announces Best Data Prices

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4,491 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,31ST JAN 2020-Airtel Kenya has launched  a brand new offer that could have other telecommunication giants shaken. The company won the hearts of its customers once again with a brand new out of bundle data offer. Customers will now be able to access a simple, no subscription, no expiry, Ksh 1 per 5mb data rate. A rate that translates to just 20 cents per mb of data. And there’s more. Customers will also be able to call at Ksh 2 per minute by simply dialling *544*2#.…

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18 S.Korean evacuees hospitalised after returning from Wuhan

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2,239 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Jan 31 – Eighteen South Koreans evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan have been hospitalised after showing symptoms while 350 others are in quarantine, Seoul’s health authorities said Friday, as concerns mount about a wider outbreak of the SARS-like virus. A chartered plane carrying a total of 368 South Korean citizens arrived on Friday in the South from Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have emerged from an animal and seafood market. Among them, 18 evacuees who were…

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James Nyoro officially sworn in as Kiambu Governor

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1,264 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIAMBU,31ST JAN 2020-James Nyoro was Friday installed the Governor of Kiambu, following the Senate’s decision on Wednesday to uphold the impeachment of Ferdinand Waititu by the Kiambu County Assembly. Nyoro’s installation as Kiambu Governor got underway Friday afternoon, a day after an inauguration ceremony flopped over legal hurdles. Waititu was charged with graft and abuse of office. The swearing in was formalized on Thursday following a Gazette Notice by the County Secretary Martin Mbugua. Justice John Onyiego who presided over the function said the…

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Kenya Airways suspends flights to China over CoronaVirus

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1,227 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JAN 2020-National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has temporarily suspended flights to Guangzhou, China starting today, January 31, as fears over the deadly Coronavirus which has been declared a global emergency by WHO rise. KQ had on January, 29, refused to suspend flights to the country even as other airlines like British Airways, American Airlines, Air Canada, Air Asia, Air India and Finland’s Finnair. The airline had said assured weary passengers and Kenyans that it had implemented precautionary measures “to ensure our customers…

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Detectives arrest an ICT expert over hacking school portals, diverting Ksh.300K to his account

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3,360 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI 30TH JAN 2020-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday arrested an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expert suspected to have hacked portals of various secondary schools in Meru County. 25-year-old Tobias Mnangala Sifuna, who has been serving as an ICT Board of Management (BOM) teacher in various schools, was nabbed in Nyandarua where he had gone into hiding. According to detectives, the suspect manipulated the systems and fraudulently received over Ksh.300,000 in his account from parents who thought they…

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Huduma namba project now be to implemented after court gives an OK

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2,799 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-The High Court on Thursday gave  the government a go-ahead to implement the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly known as the Huduma Namba. A three-judge bench comprising justices Pauline Nyamweya, Mumbi Ngugi and Weldon Korir ruled that introduction of the Huduma Namba was lawful, but its implementation must be done under a comprehensive regulatory framework. The NIIMS is a government controlled digital platform seeking to digitise and centralise records of all citizens and foreigners in Kenya. The court, however,…

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NTSA Cracks the whip,suspends Northern E Coach Travelers Sacco license

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2,503 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended the Northern E Coach Travelers Sacco over national security concerns. The authority, in a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, accused the sacco of failing to comply with regulations put in place for Public Service Vehicles. “Members of the public are hereby advised not to board any vehicles belonging to the suspended Sacco in order to avoid any inconveniences,” said NTSA boss George Njao. “The Sacco has been directed to present all its 35…

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James Nyoro now to be sworn in on Friday as Kiambu Governor

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415 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-James Karanja Nyoro is set to be sworn in as the Kiambu County Governor on Friday, January 31 after plans to swear him in on Thursday were called off. In a Gazette notice on Thursday evening, Kiambu County Secretary Martin Mbugua said the swearing-in ceremony shall take place at the Kiambu County Headquarters from 10am. “It is notified for information of the general public that the swearing-in ceremony of James Karanja Nyoro, as the Governor of Kiambu County, shall take place…

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One dies as Floods wreck havoc in Narok

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879 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-One person drowned in Talek River, Narok West Sub-County, after he was swept away by floodwaters following heavy rains. According to the Daily Nation,Mr John Tome, a resident of Oloshaiki Village, said the victim tried to cross the bridge at the river but was overwhelmed as it broke its banks on Wednesday night. “The person he had been trying to rescue survived,” Mr Tome said, adding he was taken to Longisa Hospital in Bomet County. The heavy rains also left more…

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Police search building in Parklands after bomb scare

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808 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-Bomb experts are conducting a search at Doctors Plaza along Nairobi’s 3rd Parklands Avenue following a bomb scare. Nairobi Area police boss Philip Ndolo said a notice dropped near the building Thursday prompted the search. The note was claiming that the building would be bombed any time, reports indicated. Officers from the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) cordoned off the area near the building and only residents were being allowed in.  

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Machakos To Host Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern Regional Finals.

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1,508 total views, no views today BY STEPHEN KANJA,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020- Machakos County will host the Eastern Regional finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth tournament. The matches will be played on 8th and 9th February at the Kenyatta Stadium. Last season’s champions, Super Solico and St. Mary’s Ndovea were both eliminated at the grassroots, paving way for new winners to be crowned. Black Panther from Meru, St. Daniel’s High School from Chuka, Tumaini Secondary school from Makueni and Moyale’s Biashara FC will battle it out in the boys’ semifinal “Chapa Dimba Na…

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Waititu files suit in court challenging a move by Senate to impeach him

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1,025 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-Ferdinand Waititu Baba Yao is not taking anything for chance following a move by the senate to impeach him as Kiambu Governor .Waititu has now moved to court,  seeking orders to set aside the Senate decision. He argues that the Senate did not properly evaluate the impeachment motion forwarded from the County Assembly in December last year, that voted to send him over abuse of office and other charges. He filed the case, as his Deputy James Nyoro prepared to take…

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Babu Owino wants his Ksh.10M cash bail reviewed in murder case against him

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579 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino  has moved to court to petition for  a  review of his Ksh.10 million cash bail and grant him an alternative bond. Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi directed that the Ksh.10 million cash bail be paid in four installments of Ksh.2.5 million for the next four months. The lawmaker, who is accused of  shooting Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve, was freed on Tuesday after paying the first installment of Ksh.2.5 million. In an application…

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DTB Bank Kenya taps Anti Money Laundering expert for a Board role

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3,165 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020-Financial solutions provider Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited has retained a globally renowned anti-money laundering and banking operations expert as a non-executive Director. As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the Bank’s corporate governance structure and capacity, the DTB Kenya Board has tapped the services of Mr Sagheer Mufti a former Citi Bank Global Head of Anti Money Laundering Operations. Mr Mufti is Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer for HBL (formerly Habib) in Pakistan. Speaking when he confirmed the appointment,…

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Swearing in of James Nyoro as Kiambu governor postponed over Legal setbacks

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676 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIAMBU,30TH JAN 2020-James Nyoro  will have to wait for sometime to know if he will after all be sworn in as Kiambu governor after Ferdinand Waititu was Impeached .This is after the much awaited swearing which was to be conducted at the Kiambu Law courts on Thursday was postponed over legal challenges. Hundreds of Nyoro’s supporters and leaders had assembled at the County Headquarters, where he was ready to take an oath, only for the Judiciary to postpone the exercise, prompting protests from locals.…

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Samburu governor Moses Lenolkulal bounces back as court thwarts bid to lock him up

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703 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,30TH JAN 2020– The high court in Nairobi  has thrown out an application seeking to have bail revoked for Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal . The court said it was not persuaded on claims of interference of witnesses as claimed by the Director of Public Prosecution. “On a scale of justice the court declines to issue the orders asked by the prosecution and dismiss the application,” the Magistrate ruled. The application to have Lenolkul’s bail cancelled was filed by the prosecution after the governor…

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China virus death toll rises to 170, more than 1,700 new cases

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2,148 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Wuhan, China, Jan 30 –The nationwide death toll from China’s viral epidemic has leapt to 170, the government said on Thursday, with more than 1,700 new infections confirmed. Thirty-seven of the 38 new deaths came in hard-hit Hubei province, the epicentre of a contagion that is causing mounting global fear. Another death occurred in southwestern Sichuan province, the National Health Commission reported. Tibet also reported its first case, the commission said. The 38 new deaths marked the biggest single-day jump yet and come…

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End of an era as senate sends Governor Ferdinand Waititu parking

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2,438 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,29TH JAN 2020-Kiambu governor Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu Babayao has been impeached . Waititu was kicked out of office by the Senate on three charges; Gross Violation of the Constitution & Public Finance Management Act, Crimes Under the National Law and Gross Misconduct/Abuse of Office. Senators voted to remove Waititu on all the three charges separately, with a majority of the lawmakers supporting each charge as a ground for his impeachment. The first count was supported by 27 senators while the second and third…

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Gor climb to the top of KPL standings courtesy of Kenneth Muguna’s goal

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1,494 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH JAN 2020-Skipper Kenneth Muguna hit a second half winner as Gor Mahia FC defeated Sofapaka FC 2-1 Wednesday afternoon as the champions unseated Kakamega Homeboyz on top the Kenyan Premier League. Lawrence Juma put Gor 1-0 up after only nine minutes and Jedinak Ameyaw Nana responded for Sofapaka to restore parity five minutes later in a blistering opening quarter-hour at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Muguna had the final say in the 63rd minute to secure victory for Gor who thus took…

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Waititu pleads with Senators not to be too sharsh in charging his case since what they do to him might haunt them in future

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2,451 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JAN 2020-Besieged  Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Wednesday pleaded with Senators to deliver a ruling on his impeachment motion that they would consider favorable if their roles were reversed. Speaking in the House on the second day of his impeachment proceedings, Waititu warned the Senators not to judge him based on his perceived political standing, but peruse the facts carefully before making a decision. He also seemingly implied that he will – in the near future – contest for a Senate seat…

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Ruto urges development-centered BBI talks, faults proposals on regional governments

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2,259 total views, no views today BY DPPS,KIAMBU,29TH JAN 2020-Jubilee leaders have said they would not support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that would create executive positions and extra layers of governance. They said Kenyans were already burdened and any expansion of political seats would defeat the country’s development plans. Speaking in Lari, Kiambu County, during a funeral service on Wednesday, the leaders in the company of Deputy President William Ruto said they were for a BBI that is for the empowerment of the people. “The resolutions we made over the…

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flights to China to continue- Kenya Airways

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1,528 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER ,NAIROBI,29TH JAN 2020-Kenya Airways (KQ) has said it will not suspend its flights to China following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. The announcement comes even as British Airways suspended flights to Beijing and Shanghai after the UK government advised against non-essential travel to China. The national carrier instead said that it is closely monitoring the situation before it takes any step. “Cancellation of the flights is on the table but we are monitoring and we will take the action as soon…

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A German Tourist found dead in a pool of blood in Malindi hotel

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1,114 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MALINDI,29TH JAN 2020-A 78 year old German tourist was found dead under unclear circumstances on Tuesday afternoon at his hotel room in Malindi town. Deterring Herman ,78, had reportedly went to sleep with his girlfriend on Monday night after drinking and chewing miraa up to 1 am Tuesday. “We are treating the girlfriend as a key suspect in the murder case as she escaped and is still on the run up to now,” Malindi OCPD Vitalis Otieno told journalists. Otieno said they suspect that…

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Kenya’s ambassador to China asks KQ to halt all flights to China over fear of coronavirus

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1,671 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH JAN 2020-The Kenya Ambassador to China Sarah Serem has urged Kenya Airways to suspend all flights to China until the Coronavirus outbreak is contained. she has at the same time cancelled her annual leave to Asia and will take the time to address the plight of Kenyans living in Wuhan which has been on lockdown since the outbreak. Her statement comes just a day after a Kenyan student who returned from China was isolated at the Kenyatta National Hospital’s centre for infectious…

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23-year-old police impostor arrested at Kabete’s National Polytechnic

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946 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,29TH JAN 2020- Detectives on Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old police impostor accused of extortion.The suspect was nabbed after he walked into Kabete National Polytechnic where he illegally arrested a student for allegedly peddling narcotic drugs. Ironically, detectives recovered a roll of bhang, a toy pistol and some Sh30,000 he’d extorted from the victim. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the suspect identified as Daniel Ochieng had issued threats to the student, warning of “severe police action.” He had disguised himself as a…

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Foreigners airlifted from China virus epicentre, death toll hits 132

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1,360 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Wuhan, China, Jan 28 – Hundreds of Americans and Japanese escaped the quarantined Chinese city at the centre of a coronavirus epidemic aboard charter flights on Wednesday, as the death toll soared to 132 and confirmed infections neared 6,000. The scale of the deepening crisis was emphasised with the new infection number on the Chinese mainland exceeding that of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002-03. SARS, another respiratory coronavirus transmitted between people, went on to claim nearly 800 lives around the…

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Panic for farmers as locusts sighted in Kitui and Machakos

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3,741 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,28TH JAN 2020-Locusts  have been  sighted in parts of Kitui and Machakos  sparking  panic among residents in the eastern region considered to be among Kenya’s food insecure areas. The latest invasion was reported on Tuesday after a swarm of locusts landed in Mwingi town causing more panic. The army of locust had prior to the invasion of Mwingi town stormed Mwingi North and Mwingi East. Some of the residents who  spoke to the press expressed fear the dessert locusts could throw the country in food…

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Suspected coronavirus patient at KNH in ‘stable condition-Govt says

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3,014 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH JAN 2020-A student who was quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital on suspicion of having contracted the deadly coronavirus is in stable condition, according to the Ministry of Health. Addressing a press address on Tuesday evening, outgoing Health CS Sicily Kariuki said upon examination, the male patient was found “to be in stable condition with all vital signs within normal ranges.” The CS further disclosed that appropriate specimens had been collected from the said patient for further scrutiny at the National Influenza…

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Kenya Rugby Union wins bid to host Rugby Africa U20 tournament

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1,795 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA,28TH JAN 2020– Rugby Africa announced the successful bid of Kenya Rugby to host the U20 Barthés Trophy, sponsored by Société Générale, for three consecutive years. The 2020 edition of the U20 Barthés Trophy will be held on April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya. “The Kenya Rugby Union and the entire Kenyan people are thrilled by the excellent news from Rugby Africa awarding Kenya the Barthes U20 Trophy hosting rights for the next three years. It is indeed a…

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President Kenyatta opens Ksh.5.8B cement factory in Salgaa, to create 1000 jobs

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3,334 total views, no views today BY PCSU,NAKURU,28TH JAN,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday presided over the opening of a Ksh.5.8 billion cement factory in Salgaa, Nakuru County that is set to change the economy of the area. The Simba Cement factory that will create 700 direct jobs is set to boost the construction sector by enhancing availability of cement at affordable prices. The factory is still being expanded and will employ a further 300 Kenyans by June this year bringing the total direct jobs created to 1000. Speaking to area residents,…

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Tottenham Hotspur to rival Manchester for Leicester City forward Islam Slimani?

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1,090 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,28TH JAN 2020-Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Leicester City forward Islam Slimani as a potential signing before the end of the January transfer window. Despite having contributed seven goals and seven assists in 13 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco, the Algeria international is now out of favour at Stade Louis II. That has allegedly resulted in interest from Manchester United, who are looking to bring in a short-term replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford. However, Spurs face the same scenario due to the absence of Harry Kane, with RMC Sport claiming that they have…

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MPs now claim pro-Ruto MPs want to impeach Uhuru

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1,030 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH JAN 2020-Section of MPs allied to the Building Bridges Initiative now claims there is a plot to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta. The lawmakers, mostly from Raila Odinga’s ODM claimed that the Naivasha Jubilee retreat agreed to start collecting signatures for the impeachment motion. The two-day meeting was attended by lawmakers allied to Deputy President William Ruto. Led by Minority Leader John Mbadi and Minority Whip Junet Mohammed, the leaders said they are ready and dared the Tangatanga team to bring it on.…

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Please kindly ensure justice is served in my case,Governor Waititu pleads with the senate

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1,510 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH JAN 2020-Embattled Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Tuesday asked the senate to ensure that as his case begins before the senators ,he is accorded justice.The senators begun hearing the evidence that the county assembly relied  on in impeaching Waititu late last year.However  in his opening statement, he accused a network of bloggers from Kiambu of spreading lies about him prior to his impeachment. “Honorable House, you will see in this sitting, some politicians have paid bloggers to spread false stories about me…

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KQ Flight passenger from Guangzhou quarantined over fears of coronavirus

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1,258 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,28TH JAN 2020-A Kenya Airways passenger who arrived from Guangzhou with flu-like symptoms has been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) over fears of the coronavirus. A statement from Kenya Airways confirmed that the Kenyan passenger had travelled to Nairobi from Guangzhou on Tuesday. “Decision to quarantine the passenger was reached by the Kenya Government port health authorities stationed at JKIA,” the statement reads. Reports indicate that the passenger had been cleared to travel back home by China Port health authorities at…

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Judiciary on the spot as myterious banners along Nairobi’s highways criticizes it

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1,563 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH JAN 2020-Mysterious banners  which bear messages seems to be directed at the Judiciary have been  plastered on footbridges along busy highways in Nairobi. In one of the banners placed at a footbridge around Nyayo Stadium along Mombasa Road, the mysterious writer questions why the Akasha brothers’ case made little headway in Kenya. The brothers, Baktash Akasha, and his younger brother, Ibrahim, whose cases had a series of adjournments in Kenya, were on January 31, 2017, extradited to the United States to face charges of…

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Arsenal ‘expecting Barcelona bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’

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1,281 total views, no views today BY KORIR  JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH JAN 2020-Arsenal reportedly expect Barcelona to make an approach for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the end of the January transfer window. Despite having less than 18 months remaining on his contract, Aubameyang has recently committed his immediate future to the Gunners. However, until the Gabon international makes a final decision regarding his next move, speculation will persist about a potential exit from the Emirates Stadium. According to The Telegraph, the Premier League outfit are bracing themselves for an offer from Barcelona, who require a replacement for the injured Luis Suarez.…

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CS Matiangi puts Chiefs who fails to identify terrorists on notice, says they will be held personally responsible

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4,011 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,GARISSA,27TH JAN 2020-Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has announced that administrators will be held personally responsible for not identifying terrorist recruiters, radicalizers and operatives within their areas. Speaking on  Monday during a security meeting at the Government Guest House in Garissa County ,Matiangi  outlined the government’s plan to step up the war on contraband goods and smuggling as a strategy for countering terrorist financing. He also said all chiefs and their understudies should operate within the areas of jurisdiction, failure to which they…

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Jubilee part disowns Naivasha retreat,says its resolutions not valid

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4,752 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH JAN 2020-The jubilee party has downed a retreat  that was held in Naivasha for two days by   some of its members including sitting members of parliament  purporting to address the party issues. According to a statement released by the party’s  secretary general Raphael Tuju  on Monday  evening , the party says in as much as it does  not oppose  such meetings , it does not …….  recognize its resolution  since it was  not held in accordance to the party’s constitution. PRESS RELEASE…

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Court frees Babu Owino on Ksh.10M cash bail, barred him from taking alcohol, narcotics

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4,383 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH JAN 2020-Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been released on a cash bail of Ksh.10 million in the case where he is accused of  shooting Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve. In a quite unusual bail ruling, Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi directed that the Ksh.10 million be paid in four installments of Ksh.2.5 million for the next four months. The legislature was set to released once he pays  the first installment of Ksh.2.5 million. The Magistrate noted that the money will…

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Migratory bird (Osprey)that flew from Finland to Kenya dies under KWS rehabilitation

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1,880 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH JAN 2020-A migratory bird which flew a distance of 6,948 kilometers from Europe before landing in Kenya has  died while under the care of  KWS . The bird, known as Osprey, died over the weekend while under the care of Kenya Wild Life veterinarians and a KWS-licensed Raptor Rehabilitation Centre in Karen, Nairobi. “We regret to announce the death of the rescued migratory Osprey bird despite all efforts to rehabilitate and eventually release it into the wild,” KWS said in a statement.…

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DJ Evolve’s family opposes Babu Owino’s release on bail

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1,378 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH JAN 2020-The family of Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve, who was shot and seriously wounded by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, on Monday  opposed the release of the lawmaker on bond/bail. In a bail assessment report presented in court , the family says it is majorly concerned about the security of their son and that of other family members. It is the family’s view that Babu Owino “wields a lot of power and may use the same to subvert justice.”…

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About 100,000 pupils who sat 2019 KCPE yet to join Form 1-CS Magoha

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1,150 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH JAN 2020-Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha on MOnday  revealed that close to 100,000 students who sat last year’s KCPE exam are yet to join secondary school. According to the CS, a total of 970,151 pupils have so far made the transition from primary to secondary school, which represents 92% of the 1,083,456 candidates who sat the national exam last year Prof. Magoha, who was addressing a press conference at Moi Girls School in Kibra on Monday, said 69,783 out of these 970,151…

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The world mourns NBA legend Kobe Bryant and daughter who died in helicopter crash on Sunday

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2,863 total views, no views today BY REUTERS/NAMULONGO PETER ,27TH JAN 2020-Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players and an athlete of global renown, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said. Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an all-star forward, and won five NBA championships. His death sent shockwaves through the National Basketball Association, which he helped propel…

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Manchester City canter into FA Cup last 16

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1,289 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,26TH JAN 2020-Holders Manchester City served up an attacking masterclass as they thrashed 10-man Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice within three second-half minutes. Any hopes of Championship side Fulham causing an upset at the Etihad Stadium were dented in less than six minutes after captain Tim Ream received his marching orders for dragging down Jesus inside the box. “For a few moments I thought it would be a tough game,” City manager Pep Guardiola…

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divers retrieve bodies of three tomato traders who drowned in Masinga Dam

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2,770 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,26TH JAN 2020-Divers have successfully manged to retrieve  bodies of three tomato traders who drowned as they were crossing Masinga Dam on Thursday . The three deceased traders and nine others returning home from Machakos where they had gone to buy tomatoes for sale when the tragedy struck. The nine survivors among them two women were rescued shorty after the incident. According to Riakanau Location Chief Kimeu Musyimi, the bodies were retrieved following a three-day search by police, divers and local residents. Two of…

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President Kenyatta attends installation of new AIC Presiding Bishop

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3,293 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,26TH JAN 2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta today  (Sunday  26 Jan )attended the installation of a new Presiding Bishop of the Africa Inland Church (AIC). The President who was joined by Deputy President William Ruto attended the ceremony at the AIC Milimani Church in Nairobi County where Bishop Abraham Mulwa was installed as the new Presiding Bishop. Bishop Mulwa takes over from Bishop Silas Yego who served in the position for 18 years. Bishop Paul Kirui was installed as Deputy Presiding Bishop. Speaking to the congregation,…

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Rugby:Kenya’s Shujaa climb to tenth after Hamilton outing

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1,280 total views, no views today BY AFP,HAMILTON,26TH JAN 2020-The Kenya Sevens team, Shujaa, moved one place up the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series standings, climbing from 11th to 10th after the New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton at the weekend. A 19-17 loss to Argentina in the seventh place playoff saw the side collect 10 points, taking their tally for the season to 25 points after previous rounds in Dubai and Cape Town. The side had earlier finished second overall in Pool B, missing out on a cup semifinal berth as…

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