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Nineteen die in Uganda after fuel tanker explosion

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395 total views, 6 views today BY BBC NEWS,19TH AUG 2019-Police in Uganda say at least 19 people were killed in the west of the country on Sunday when a fuel tanker exploded after the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rammed into four cars. The accident happened at a small trading centre in Kasoe town near a major highway between the capital, Kampala, and Kasese town near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. A fire that followed the blast burnt down at least 25 shops nearby. Police…

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IEBC declares November 7 as D-day for Kibra voters to elect their new MP

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6,100 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has set   November 7 as the date for Kibra constituency by-election. On Wednesday last week  National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi declared the seat vacant following the demise of former MP Ken Okoth. Muturi had written to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on August 14 asking him to conduct a by-election in the area. The Commission has asked political parties intending to take part in the by-election to forward the names of its primary candidates on or…

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Transition: Legendary athlete Robert Gwaro Ouko passes away aged 70

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7,772 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Legendary athlete Robert Gwaro Ouko has died aged 70. Gwaro  who is  a member of 4×400 metres relay team that won gold for Kenya at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games died on Sunday night at his Ngoma home. Ouko had long sought medical assistance from the government without much success, raising concerns over the role of the National Heroes Council on the plight of many Kenyan legends. “My brother and our legend Robert Ouko. I have struggled for you until the last…

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Besieged Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki presents himself In Court over Tax Evasion,freed on Ksh 11 M bail

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650 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Wanted billionaire Humphrey Kariuki presented himself  in court on Monday morning over alleged tax evasion .Early this month  the court issued summons against him. Appearing before Magistrate Francis Andayi, the billionaire was charged with evading taxes amounting to Ksh41 billion between 2014 and 2019. Others charged alongside Kariuki are  Stuart Geraid, Simon Maundu, Africa Spirits Limited, and Wow Beverages Limited. They  have however all denied the charges pending their release on bail. Kariuki had been summoned in court on August 9…

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Property of unknown value destroyed as Fire guts furniture market in Githurai,Nairobi

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483 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Property of unknown  have been destroyed  after fire broke out at a furniture market in Githurai along Thika road  on Monday morning. The cause of the fire that razed to the ground property worth millions is yet to be established. Firefighters were still on the ground battling the inferno by 8am. The incident caused a traffic snarl-up in the area with motorists being advised to use alternative roads. Two hours later, the Kenya Red Cross issued an update that finally the…

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Condolences messages pour in following untimely demise of benga musician John Demathew

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732 total views, 1 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Condolences messages continue to be sent to family and friends  of  kikuyu benga musician John Demathew who died on Sunday night through  a tragic road accident. Kenyans who woke up to the shocking news have taken to the social media platforms to  sent their heartfelt  condolences to the family, friends and fans of John Demathew. According to some of the messages sampled by www.upesinews.co.ke Kenyans have recalled how his songs changed the society with most of them bearing heavy messages on several…

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Former Makadara Member of Parliament Reuben Ndolo,six others to be arraigned in court

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692 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Former Makadara Member of Parliament Reuben Ndolo  and six others  arrested on Saturday evening on allegations of threatening to kill and creating disturbance will be be arraigned in court on Monday.The seven,  were detained at Kilimani Police Station where they spent the night. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Ndolo  and the other  suspects  were arrested by flying squad detectives at Bustani Gardens along Oledume Road in Nairobi. Police sources say  former MP and his alleged accomplices threatened to…

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A dark Monday for Kenya as popular Benga Kikuyu musician John De Mathew dies through a tragic accident

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817 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Kenya has been plunged into mourning following the tragic death of popular  Kikuyu Benga musician John Ng’ang’a, popularly known as De Mathew. De Mathew died on Sunday night in a grisly road accident near Blue Post Hotel in Thika. According to Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu who confirmed the incident, said De Mathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel. The musician, who was driving alone when the accident occurred, was reportedly coming from a harambee held at Metro Bar…

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Raila off to Indonesia for a week long visit

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1,613 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH AUG 2019-African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Raila Odinga   left the country on Sunday evening for a one-week visit to Indonesia. While in  Indonesia Odinga will address the Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue set to take place in the city of Bali on Tuesday, August 20 and August 21, 2019. Odinga’s spokesperson  through a statement sent to the press ,said the former premier will address the opening session of the conference on August 20, where he will explain the status of Africa’s infrastructure…

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Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech shines in Birmingham

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1,950 total views, no views today BY SOURCES,18TH AUG 2019-Reigning women’s steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech warmed up for the national trials in Kenya slated for mid-September with a superb performance  at the Birmingham Diamond League in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Chepkoech who leads the current Diamond League standings in her discipline surged to the lead from the onset and never looked back in the 11th stop of the diamond league series. Chepkoech, the 2018 Commonwealth silver medalist was tracked by Olympic silver medalist Hyvin Kiyeng and former junior World under-…

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Bring it on,DP Ruto tells ODM leader Raila Odinga should he declare his interest in running for presidency come 2022.

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1,726 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH AUG 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday said he is ready to face   former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the 2022 race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. DP Ruto, who spoke in Meru however, asked Odinga to come out clean that he would accept defeat in the next election. Ruto was speaking in reference to reports  in a section of the local media  that suggested that the opposition leader would contest for presidency in the coming General Election. Odinga has rubbished the…

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Shock and grief as Man slashes wife to death in Trans Nzoia ,then kills self .

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1,631 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,18TH, AUG 2019-A somber mood has engulfed  Makunga village, Trans Nzoia County  after man  slashed his wife to death and later hanged himself at their home in on Sunday Morning   following a quarrel over a suspected love triangle. According to the Nation ,a neighbour, Kennedy Barasa, said that he heard a loud scream from the couple’s house at around 3am Sunday that prompted him and other residents to rush to the scene. But they found the door locked from inside and Mr Barasa, who is…

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ODM leader Raila Odinga dismisses media reports on his 2022 presidential run

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573 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH AUG 2019-Just moments after a local daily published a report on a about Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga  having declared his intention of vying for the top seat  come  2022,Odinga has come  to  dismiss  the said  reports . Odinga faulted reports by the Sunday Nation that his political truce President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 9 last year was purely choreographed so that he can position himself as a presidential contender in the 2022 race. While insisting that vying for the…

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Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo and six other arrested over alleged causing disturbance and threatening to kill

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394 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH AUG 2019-Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo and six other persons are being detained by the police after they were arrested  Saturday for creating disturbance and threatening to kill.Police  have  said.. A  brief  statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters said the seven were arrested at Bustani Gardens along Ole Odume road on Saturday night. “The suspects are in lawful custody awaiting arraignment,” the statement said, “they were arrested for creating disturbance and threatening to kill.”

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A Kenyan chef Maliha Mohammed breaks Guinness World Record by cooking for 75 hours non stop

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276 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,18TH AUG,2019-A Kenyan chef Ms. Maliha Mohammed,has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent cooking. Chef Maliha  based in  Mombasa, cooked for 75 hours non-stop setting the new record on Sunday, August 18 at Kenya Bay Beach Resort in Mombasa. It was  Rickey Lumpkin a US citizen  in  2018 in Los Angeles, USA, who set the longest period of  cooking achieving it for  68 hours 30 minutes 01 seconds. 36-year-old Maliha had prepared a list of 400 recipes of local and…

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Besieged Drug lord Baktash Akasha to serve 25 years in US jail

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2,751 total views, 1 views today  BY  CORRESPONDENT,NEW YORK,17TH AUG 2019-Baktash Akash accused of trafficking drugs in Kenya and US has been  sentenced to 25 years in prison for involvement in drug trafficking. Baktash was  sentenced late Friday  by presiding judge Victor Marrero, who also ordered him to pay US$100,000 (Sh10.3 million) fine. The judge said he was satisfied with evidence presented to show that Baktash was heavily involved in the exportation of tonnes of heroin to the United States, as well as other crimes on weapons handling and obstruction. He was…

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Sad:Tragic end for Patient killed after ambulance overtaking saloon car lands in ditch

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2,879 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,17TH AUG 2019- A sombre mood engulfed Kirinyaga county on Friday evening  after a patient died   after an ambulance belonging to Kirinyaga County veered off the road and landed into a ditch.Four people were seriously injured including the ambulance driver. Citizen digital reported that the accident occurred near Shell Petrol Station at JMB on the Kerugoya-Kutus road. The ambulance driver is said to have been overtaking a saloon car on his way to Kerugoya Hospital. Isaac Kiragu, a good samaritan who arrived at the…

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President Uhuru asks parents to Let children make decision on what they want to pursue in future

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4,537 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked parents to allow their children to MAKE decisions  concerning what  they would like to do rather than deciding for them. Speaking on Friday at the KICC during the launch of  the 3rd National Conference on Curriculum reforms,Uhuru said the majority of parents put more pressure into their children to achieve what they want them to do without considering their talents.  Uhuru said more expectations and pressure from parents will hinder their growth, which might be the…

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Nominated MP George Osotsi can now afford a smile as

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2,045 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2019-Nominated MP Geoffrey Osotsi can now breath easy  after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal announced the  suspension of the decision by the Registrar of Political Parties to remove his  name from the ANC party list. According to the tribunal’s chairman Kyalo Mbobu , the decision to eject the MP illegal citing that he had a right to be heard by the office of the registrar. In March ANC expelled nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi.  The party further summoned nominated Senator Petronila Were…

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Punitive sentence: Two rugby players Alex Olaba, Frank Wanyama sentenced to 15 years in rape case

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1,813 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2019-Two Rugby players Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama were on Friday   sentenced to 15 years in prison each after they were found guilty of raping a woman in 2018. The former Kenyan international rugby players were been found guilty of gang rape charges following the verdict delivered on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at a Nairobi court. Magistrate Martha Mutuku, while pronouncing the  sentence said the victim, a local musician, was traumatised by the event which took place at Seefa apartments in…

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Primary schools pupils will not sit national exams-President Uhuru

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451 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2019-Primary school pupils under the new curriculum will not  sit national exams.This is according to president Uhuru Kenyatta. The head of state announced this  on Friday during the third National Conference on Curriculum Reforms  held at the KICC. A task force   formed to look into issues surrounding implementation of the new curriculum recommended among others that junior secondary schools be domiciled in secondary school doing away with examinations to be held in Grade 6 during the transition. The recommendations have since…

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Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

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2,842 total views, 47 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Hong Kong, China, Aug 16 –Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest and as concerns mount over Beijing’s next move. Ten weeks of protests have plunged the international finance hub into crisis with the communist mainland taking an increasingly hardline tone, including labelling the more violent protester actions “terrorist-like”. Chinese state media have put out images of military personnel and armoured personnel carriers across the…

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Insecurity:Three men shot dead in Homa Bay

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1,983 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,HOMA BAY,15TH AUG,2019-Police in homa bay are invastigating an incident in which three middle-aged men were Thursday shot dead by unknown assailants at Kogwe Junction in Homa Bay County. The deceased were riding on a motorbike when the attackers, who were trailing them from Rongo town in a black saloon car opened fire, killing them on the spot on Rongo-Homa Bay highway. Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Police Commander Esther Seroney said the attackers fled immediately after the incident. She further  sated  that the…

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Shock and drama as Heavily drunk suspects black out in Nairobi court

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1,967 total views, 1 views today BY  ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2019-There was and and drama  at the Kibra Law Courts in Nairobi after seven suspects presented to face drunk and disorderly charges blacked out and could not  stand trial owing to their state. According to the suspects  pictures  that have been doing round on social media, they are seen laying  on the ground as two police officers struggled to pick them up one by one. Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Bokhe was forced to defer the hearing of the charges, ordering them out…

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New currency debate:Judges visit KICC as debate ranges on as to whether Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s statue should be on the new notes

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1,807 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2019-High Court judges on Thursday visited the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) to establish whether Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s statue at the premises is part of the iconic building. Activist Okiya Omtatah  had filed a petition  challenging the inclusion of Mzee Kenyatta’s effigy on the new currency. While the Central Bank of Kenya argues that the statue is part of KICC, Omtatah insists that the two are separate and that inclusion of the statue violates Article 231(4) of the Constitution, which decrees that…

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CS Monica Juma exudes confidence Kenya will win nomination ticket for UN Security Council

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652 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2019-Foreign Affairs  cabinet secretary has exuded confidence that Kenya will secure the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat for the period 2021 to 2022 when the decision is made next week by Africa Group which is currently meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Africa Group comprises all the 54 African Union member States which makes up 28 per cent of UN Membership. Speaking after meeting with young Kenyan diplomats in Nairobi on Thursday, Juma said the country is well prepared to…

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Supreme court gives Senate, National Assembly a month to conclude mediation on revenue stalemate

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683 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2019-The Supreme Court on Thursday s directed Senate to appoint a mediation team to meet with National Assembly’s team to resolve the ongoing standoff over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 by September 16. A five-judge bench  ruled that it prudent to allow the mediation process initiated be exhausted, before the court intervenes. Counties are seeking an allocation of Sh335 billion for the 2019/20 financial year but the national government through the national assembly has insisted on Sh316 billion. “We wish…

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Tension remain high in Kangemi,Nairobi as youth storm census enumerators training centre

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1,082 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2019-Police have been forced to lob teargas canisters  to disperse a group of you who stormed census enumerators training centre in Kihumbuini primary school in Kangemi, Nairobi County protesting the ‘flawed’ hiring on Tuesday. Residents says  majority of the enumerators are from Eastlands.   However Westlands Member of Parliament Tim Wanyonyi says  that the process will not go on, until the register is audited. In this year’s census, a total 174,700 personnel will be hired for the exercise set to be…

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KCB Group Plc Half Year 2019 Net Profit Hits KShs.12.7 Bn.

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1,913 total views, 12 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2019- KCB Group PLC has posted a 5% growth in after tax profit to KShs. 12.7 billion for the first half of 2019 ending June. The improvement in earnings from KShs12.1 billion reported same Channel transactions done outside the branch increased to 96% of total transactions, up from 87% in 2018 driven by mobile channel. KCB. Channel transactions done outside the branch increased to 96% of total transactions, up from 87% in 2018 driven by mobile channel. “We had a strong second quarter…

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Sponsored article:New Smartphone Launched by HTC Named Wildfire X

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3,508 total views, 1 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,14TH AUG,201-Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC which exited the India market in July last year, on Wednesday launched “Wildfire X” with InOne Smart Technology, the local licensee partner of HTC Corporation, in the country. The 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM configuration smartphone comes at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The 4GB RAM+128 ROM variant will cost Rs 12,999. Both the variants are priced under a limited period offer and would be available on Flipkart, starting August 22. “The HTC ‘Wildfire X’ coupled with our…

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Reprieve for motorists as petroleum products regulator reduces prices of petrol and diesel

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1,979 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-Motorists  will enjoy a reduced price for Desiel and petrol for at least one month after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) lowered  its maximum pump prices for both petrol and diesel by Ksh.2.86 and Ksh.3.28 respectively . The reduction in price  comes as a sign of  relief to motorists who have in recent months experienced skyrocketed  pump-prices due to increased crude costs in the international market. Kerosene prices have, however, increased by an average Ksh.1.98 per litre. EPRA has…

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Toll from Tanzania fuel truck blast rises to 82: hospital

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3,202 total views, 14 views today BY AFP,14TH AUG 2019-The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania at the weekend has climbed to 82 after seven more people died from their injuries, a hospital official said Wednesday. A spokesman for the National Hospital in Dar es Salaam said 32 others were being treated, including 17 in intensive care, following one of the deadliest oil tanker blasts in Africa in recent years. “We are continuing to fight as best we can to save those still alive,” the hospital spokesman, Aminiel Aligaesha,…

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National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi declares Kibra Parliamentary seat vacant

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1,961 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Wednesday  officially declared the Kibra Parliamentary seat vacant following the death of area Member of Parliament Ken Okoth. This now paves the way for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to set a date for the Kibra by-election. “In pursuance of the provisions of section 16 (3) of the Elections Act, 2011, I command you that, due notice being given, you do cause election to be held according to law of a member of…

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Uhuru insists no extra penny , urges National Assembly and the Senate to end the stalemate over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019

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776 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAKURU,14TH AUG 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called on the National Assembly and the Senate to end the stalemate over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 to allow the release of funds to counties. He said Members of Parliament should act quickly to ensure that counties get their share of the available funds because any further delay will deny Kenyans the services they need. The President however reminded MPs that the Government does not have unlimited resources and should bear in mind that what…

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Revenue collection hits Ksh.1.580 Trillion in finacial year 2018/19 as KRA releases results

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1,285 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has recorded an impressive performance  with its revenue collection hitting Ksh.1.580 Trillion in financial year 2018/19. The superb performance is mainly contributed by an in increase in  its recoveries from tax avoidance to Ksh.8.53 billion across the 2018/19 financial year. The improved recoveries which represent a 60 percent increase from the Ksh.5.3 billion recovered across the preceding financial year come on the back on increased scrutiny on compliance by the tax man. At the same time, the…

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Nairobi resident makes an offer of himself to Sonko for DG post in a newspaper advert

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1,076 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2019-A  Nairobi resident has  decided to  request  Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to appoint for the position of the deputy governor. Philip Sogoti Chepsat who is  a voter and a resident of Nairobi made his request as an ‘expression of interest’ in one of the local dailies on Wednesday. Sogoti believes that he is driven by a ‘strong conviction’ that he could make a significant contribution to Governor Sonko’s efforts to improve Nairobi City. Sogoti who  says he is a university graduate…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Extends LaLiga and FKF partnership For Season Three

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2,927 total views, no views today Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday, 13th August 2019… Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today announced an extended partnership with LaLiga, the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish League and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for the third season of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom youth tournament. This year’s tournament will also feature coaching clinics to be conducted in partnership with LaLiga as part of efforts to upskill local football coaches as well. “We are grateful for a chance to once again partner with Safaricom and LaLiga to give young,…

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A man in Narok hospitalized after wife bit off his lower lip

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2,444 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAROK,13TH AUG 2019-A man is nursing serious injuries  at the Narok County Referral Hospital after his wife allegedly bit and cut off his lower lip following a domestic disagreement. Benson Onsongo 34, says  the quarrel began when his 27-year-old wife informed him that she wanted to go visit her parents in Kisii County. He however reportedly asked her to postpone the trip as he looked for money for her to use to pay the transport fare but she threatened to commit suicide. Mr. Onsongo…

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First ship with goods cleared under iCMS arrives at the Port of Mombasa

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2,578 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2019-The Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) Sea cargo regime has gone live at the Port of Mombasa with the clearing of the first consignment of 43,400.835 metric tonnes of clinker. The Vessel transporting the consignment, MV Ptolomeos, docked at the Port of Mombasa at 6.25 a.m. on Saturday, 3rdAugust 2019 and was offloaded to its destination. The consignment was cleared automatically in the system, after the importer’s clearing agent, Express Shipping and Logistics (ESL), lodged entries in the system and paid duty of…

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An employee of safaricom charged with accessing, stealing Ksh.45K from dead client’s account

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2,166 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2019-A Safaricom employee  allegedly  accused of  stealing a phone number belonging to a deceased woman was  on Tuesday arraigned in court . Peter Odhiambo Ochieng was charged that on July 26, 2019 by virtue of being an employee of Safaricom Kenya Limited, he accessed a Safaricom number belonging to the late Janet Khaniri wife to Wilson Karani Khaniri. Odhiambo is further accused of stealing Ksh.45,600 property of the deceased person on the same date at an unknown place within the republic…

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KRA seizes concealed high end motor vehicles worth KSh. 40 Million

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355 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2019-Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has seized three concealed high-end vehicles, worth KSh. 40 Million, at The Port of Mombasa. The motor vehicles; two Range Rovers and a Mercedes Benz, were seized following an intensified crackdown against the importation of contraband goods. A multi-agency verification at the Container Freight Station (CFS) where the cargo was held for confirmation, showed that the container declared to be loaded with household goods was loaded with the high-end vehicles. On 30th July 2019, Customs Enforcement Southern Region…

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Eliud Owalo who is the former assistant to Raila resigns from ODM

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489 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2019-Former Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) strategist Eliud Owalo has resigned from the party.Owalo  cities personal reasons behind his move. Mr. Owalo announced his resignation from ODM on Monday, saying his “political ideology, convictions and belief” are no longer in line with those of the party. “It is with great regret that I write to inform you that I have with immediate effect relinquished my membership of the Orange Democratic Movement Party (ODM). “My resignation is informed by the fact that my…

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Govt to intensify its support to research through enhanced funding-DP Ruto

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632 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has said the Government would intensify its support to research through increased funding. He noted that the move would boost the quality of information, ultimately inform proper planning. Speaking on Tuesday in Kasarani, Nairobi County, during the Third RCMRD International Conference, Dr Ruto said a lack of right information and a supply of stale information continued to haunt the turnaround of Africa. “Proper planning is a function of quality and accurate information; information that is well researched, backed…

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Ali Punjabi’s wife, two foreigners arrested in Nyali Mombasa following a raid

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613 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,13TH AUG 2019- Police in Mombasa  have arrested  suspected drug trafficker Ali Punjani’s wife, Karki Sushmija,  alongside two other individuals during a police raid at the tycoon’s Nyali house. Mombasa Police Commander Johnstone Ipara who confirmed the arrest stated  that they are treating the three as first suspects in the investigation on Punjani’s alleged drug trafficking operations. He stated: “We found three people in this house, and we are treating them as the first suspects in this investigation.” It is further noted that Ali…

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Huge victory for Punguza mzigo initiative as court dismisses petition seeking to stop it

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531 total views, 3 views today  BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2019-High Court in Nairobi on Tuesday lifted an order barring County Assemblies from debating the Punguza Mizingo Bill. The Bill is seeking  to have  the number of national lawmakers  reduced in a bid to address the ballooning wage bill. Thirdway has also proposed a 7-year single-term presidency Justice John Mativo lifted the restraining order issued after a petitioner on July 25 moved to court to stop the consideration of the Bill by the 47 county assemblies after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries…

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Africa International News 

Ebola drugs show ‘90pc survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

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2,885 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,13TH AUG 2019-Ebola may soon be a “preventable and treatable” disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is a major outbreak of the virus. Two of those, named REGN-EB3 and mAb114, were more effective in treating the disease, the study found. The drugs will now be used to treat Ebola patients in DR Congo, according to health officials. The US National…

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Local News 

An MCA arrested in connection with drug trafficking in Mombasa to be arraigned

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706 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,13TH AUG 2019-The Member of County Assembly (MCA)  for Likoni’s Bofu Ward  Ahmed Salama who was arrested on Monday in connection with drug trafficking is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday. Salama is  among 17 people arrested since Interior cabinet secretary  Fred Matiangi  announced  a crackdown on the narcotics trade on Sunday. This comes after Police officers raided the house of a Mombasa tycoon Ali Punjani in Nyali on Monday  and are also expected to continue combing through the palatial home on…

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Local News 

A family in Kirnyaga plunged into mourning after daughter who went missing is found dead

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2,164 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,12TH AUG 2019-A family  in Kirinyaga  has been plunged into   mourning after their four year old kin was on Monday morning found dead . Sources says the four year old girl went missing on Sunday evening after her grandmother sent her to the market. The  grandmother says  the child left home at around 6pm and never returned. When darkness fell, the grandmother went looking for the deceased in the company of her neighbours. “When darkness fell and she had not returned, I called my…

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Sports 

Harambee Stars head Coach Sebastien Migne resigns

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1,969 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI, 12TH AUG 2019- Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migné has resigned .It is reported that Migne resigned after an agreement with Kenya Football federation (FKF).FKF confirmed the news in a statement. “FKF and Migné have agreed on a settlement for the coach, over a period,” FKF statement reads. After being eliminated from the 2020 CHAN qualifiers by Tanzania two weeks ago, Migné rudely said that firing him would be so costly. Reports say the FKF needed close to Ksh50 million in compensation to…

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Africa Local News 

Celebrating Africa’s digital potential on UN Youth Day

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2,540 total views, no views today ACCRA, Ghana, August 12, 2019– By Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these true. For me the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will one day lead in the digital economy, not only creating a better future for its young people, but for people across the entire continents, whether here in Africa or elsewhere…

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