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You are unruly passenger: Government now says over woes facing Lawyer Miguna Miguna’s attempts in returning home

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4,579 total views, 2 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,8TH JAN 2020-The Kenyan government  has claimed  that Lawyer Miguna Miguna is categorised as an “unruly passenger” in line with international aviation standards, hence the hurdles he faced on Tuesday in his quest to return to the country. In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the government distanced itself from any blame over Miguna’s scuttled travel plans, insisting that he is free to travel back to the country but must acquire the necessary travel documents. According to the government, Miguna was listed as “an unruly…

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Sonko writes letter to DPP over Anne Mwenda

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4,283 total views, 1 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,8TH JAN 2020-Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has now written to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji insisting that he did not violate his bail terms by nominating a deputy. In a letter through his lawyer Cecil Miller, Sonko argued that his suspension from office should not be interpreted to mean that he has ceased being the county boss. “We wish to note that the court in its bail ruling did not bar our client from exercising the constitutional functions of his office.…

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Tragic:Father and daughter killed on way to new school in Kwale

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4,994 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,8TH JAN,2020-A man and his daughter have died in a grisly road accident on the Msambweni- Lungalunga road in Kwale. County police boss Joseph Ngethe says , Gabriel Mwero 40, was taking his daughter Maria Nyamvula Mwero to join Form One. The 15-year-old girl was expected to arrive at Kingwende Girls Secondary School on Wednesday morning. They boarded the father’s motorbike and embarked on their journey. However, as he attempted to overtake a bus that was ahead of him, another motorbike suddenly appeared in his…

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Govt ordered to file response on Miguna’s aborted return

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1,233 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH JAN,2020-The High Court in Nairobi has directed the government to file a response on an existing red alert advisory on exiled opposition activist Miguna Miguna. The court on Wednesday instructed the State Law Office to file its response by Thursday with the matter set for hearing on Friday. Miguna’s anticipated arrival in the country flopped after two airlines declined to fly him citing a Kenyan government advisory. Frankfurt-based German flag carrier Lufthansa rejected Miguna from its Nairobi-bound flight scheduled to touch down at…

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International News 

Iran fires missiles at US troop bases in Iraq

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2,975 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Baghdad, Iraq, Jan 7 – Iran fired missiles Wednesday at Iraqi bases housing the US military, officials in Washington and Tehran said, in the first act of the Islamic republic’s promised revenge for the US killing of a top Iranian general. Launched from Iranian territory and by Iranian forces not a proxy, the attack marked a new turn in the intensifying confrontation between the United States and Iran and sent world oil prices soaring. There was no immediate suggestion of any link to the missile…

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Local News 

Things get muckier for Miguna Miguna after he was ejected from Air France’s flight AF0814 over his Homebound unbowed tweet

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1,560 total views, 1 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,8TH JAN,2020-Firebrand lawyer Miguna MIguna will after all not arrive back home Today as earlier expected he was ejected from an air France Flight which he had boarded to fly  to Nairobi . The lawyer was ejected  Soon after tweeting, “HOMEBOUND, Unbowed! Dynamic. Resourceful” from Air France’s flight AF0814 at the Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Tuesday, controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna, the self-declared General of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) was taken out. The reason…

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Sports 

Sadio Mané Crowned 2019 African Player Of The Year In Event Skipped By Salah, Mahrez

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1,279 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,8TH JAN 2020-Sadio Mané is the 2019 African Player of The Year for the first time. The Senegal and Liverpool star bagged the accolade Tuesday night in Egypt during the awards gala. Mané, 27, pipped his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the award the last two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City to the coveted gong. Salah and Mahrez did not grace the event. “I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to…

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 crashes in Iran, all 170 aboard killed: Iranian state TV

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900 total views, 1 views today BY REUTERS,DUBAI,8TH JAN,2020-A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, and all aboard were killed, Iran’s state television said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames. “The fire is so heavy that we cannot (do) any rescue… we have 22 ambulances, four bus ambulances and a helicopter at the site,” Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency services, told state television. Reza…

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