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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.” Loading…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charles Owino denies blaming ODM for failed bid for IG job

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1,951 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER ,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2019-Police spokesman Charles Owino has denied having any problem with Orange Demochratic Movement  party (ODM). Owino , however, clarified that former Ugenya MP Chris Karan had warned that the party would do anything in its power to frustrate his ambitions. The threats, he said on Monday, were on account of the “misguided perception” that he was a supporter of MP Dave Ochieng’ of Movement for Democracy and Growth in the Ugenya by-elections in February. “It’s in the public domain that Karan…

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SDA church denies reports of leadership wrangles

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477 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2019- Two days after  worshipers were blocked from entering into the  Seventh-day Adventist (SDA)  church in Nairobi, the church’s leadership has denied  reports of alleged existence of  leadership wrangles Flanked by the  SDA Central Kenya Conference (CKC) president John Kiragu ,the church leaders told reporters on Monday d that the purported dispute involved members of the Nairobi Cosmopolitan Conference Limited (NCC) who had also been doubling up as Nairobi Central SDA Church members. These alleged members were allegedly struck off the…

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Am ready to testify on what transpired in 2017 elections,but you must set up inquiry -Roselyne Akombe

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692 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2019- Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioner Roselyne Akombe has revealed that  she was ready to testify on what  exactly happened  in the 2017 elections. Akombe, made the declaration on her Twitter handle on Monday where she claimed she had recommended for the formation of an independent inquiry to look into the contentious presidential polls whose first tally were nullified by the Supreme Court over irregularities before a repeat was ordered. “Thank you for starting this excellent debate. You may be…

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We will not be deterred in implementing our agenda by politics of referendum-DP Ruto

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1,084 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENT,12TH AUG 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has  affirmed that no amount of referendum politics  and 2022 succession will  derail Jubilee’s development agenda. Speaking  in Suswa Narok county on Sunday during an interdenominational prayer service ,Ruto  said leaders need to focus on their mandate of serving the people. The deputy president  further reminded politicians that they have a debt to Kenyans through the pledges they made to the electorate in 2017. “The debt of developing Kenya should be given the prominence that it deserves. We…

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War on Narcotics : A freed a drug trafficker in Lamu puts OCS, 3 officers in trouble

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1,056 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,12TH AUG 2019-Police have arrested  Officer in Charge of Lamu Police Station  accused of  facilitating the release of a suspected drug trafficker.The  arrested of the OCS who was arrested on Monday morning  comes just  a day after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi warned of tough action in the region. According to officials ,the OCS was arrested alongside three other junior officers all based at Faza Island. According to the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, the suspect who was allegedly found with Cannabis Sativa…

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Tragic:Evening fire destroys residence of Homa Bay County Commissioner Harman Shambi in Homa Bay town.

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2,111 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,HOMA BAY, 11TH AUG 2019-Fire has totally destroyed offices which also doubles as his residence of  Home Bay county Commissioner Harman Sambi  in Homa Bay town with Property worth millions of shillings also going  up in flames. The fire, whose cause  was not  immediately established, begun  from one of the rooms at around 6:30pm. The county commissioner and his family members including children were in the house during the incident. Mr. Shambi said no one was injured in the huge inferno that razed down…

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Drug trafficking to blame on recent attacks in Bamburi ,Mombasa-CS Matiangi

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1,711 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,11TH AUG 2019-It has now been revealed that  the recent Mombasa attacks in which innocent residents were viciously hacked by knife-wielding criminals are connected to drug trafficking  in the region.This is according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i  . Addressing the press On Sunday in Mombasa after a meeting with Regional and County security teams and local political leaders, Dr. Matiang’i said the government would intensify a crackdown to dismantle the criminal networks in the coastal region. “There is a clear nexus between the…

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President Magfuli declares three days of official mourning following Saturday’s tanker explosion tragedy

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1,832 total views, 1 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2019-Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced  three days of national mourning following an oil tanker explosion tragedy that hit the East African nation on Saturday. So far the number of those who have died stands at 69  after two more people died while undergoing treatment. The accident occurred in the city of Morogoro which is a major route for transporting cargo and fuel from the port city of Dar es Salaam, which is the country’s’ commercial capital. An eyewitness said the truck…

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A section of Muslims in Kenya through mosques to mark Idd-ul-Adha

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384 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2019-A section of Muslims in parts of the country on Sunday  thronged open grounds and mosques to mark Idd-ul-Adha. Idd-ul-Adha, also known as Idd-Ul-Hajj, is celebrated to mark the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. According to Islamic teaching, Idd-ul-Adha (the feast of slaughtering) takes place on the 10th day of the third month after Ramadhan and revolves around activities of Abraham and his son. However this holy feast is not to be confused with Idd-ul-Fitr, which is marked at the…

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Detectives posing as customers arrest one suspect ,recover 100kgs of ivory.

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252 total views, 1 views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,NYANDARUA,11TH AUG 2019-Detectives  in Nyandarua have recovered 100 kilogrammes of elephant tusks valued at Sh10 million . The recovery was made by officers who posed as customers, following a tip-off from the public. During the late Saturday’s incident, police nabbed a male suspect aged 42-year-old, while another escaped. “The suspect is in lawful custody,” Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said, “He will be arraigned” A manhunt was launched for the suspect on the run, even as they seek to dismantle the syndicate poaching across…

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Transition: Former MP dies at Nairobi Hospital

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306 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2019-Former Nyaribari Masaba Member of Parliament Dr. Hezron Manduku has died. Manduku died on Saturday night while undergoing treatment  at Nairobi Hospital aged 79. The news of his demise was confirmed by his family which says  he succumbed to a long illness on Saturday at 9pm. Family spokesman Jeremiah Matagaro, in a press release, said the body of Dr. Manduku has since been transferred to the Lee Funeral Home. The deceased  was first elected in 1992,  and served as Nyaribari Masaba…

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Killer Githurai matatu driver and conductor arrested to be charged on Monday

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2,252 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH AUG 2019-Directorate of Criminal investigations  Detectives have arrested the driver and conductor of a Githurai bus, Saturday, accused of pushing a passenger from a moving vehicle, to his death. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the two will face murder charges. The matatu touts are reported to have pushed  Gerald Kimondo, aged 24 years, from the speeding car following a disagreement.He died on the spot. DCI Kinoti: “The matatu registration number KCC O21A is in our custody following the death of…

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Nairobi Central SDA church turns into a battle field as leadership wrangles escalate

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2,203 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH AUG 2019-Leadership wrangle  escalated at the  Nairobi Central SDA church on Saturday morning with  police chasing  away worshippers . Members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church are reported to be divided over the controversial process of having some of them deregistered   . Hundreds of Christians who had turned up for worship were left stranded outside the church that is located opposite Nairobi Area Police Station. Heavy police presence was witnessed for the better part of the days, with GSU manning…

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DCI launches investigations into alleged child exploitation by Joe Mwangi involving Wendy Waeni

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5,316 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-Directorate of criminal investigations  has begun probing an incident in which a child star’s manager is accused of exploiting her.Wendy Waeni  accuses  Joe Mwangi, her former manager, of exploiting her. The DCI office, through its Twitter account, on Friday confirmed that investigations have started, adding that action will be taken should Mwangi be found guilty.  This comes after Kenyans went on social media to condemn the incident  calling for the arrest of Mwangi after her interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange…

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SportPesa cancels all sports sponsorships after battle with state over taxes

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4,906 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-Sports betting  firm SportsPesa has cancelled all sports sponsorships after a prolonged battle with KRA over taxes.The firm confirmed the development through a statement on Friday. “We regrettably wish to announce that due to the uncertainty of this situation SportPesa will be cancelling sports sponsorships effective immediately. All clubs and partners will have received notices as provided for in their contracts.” it said. SportPesa said it has been subjected to punitive measures by regulators such as delayed license renewal and the…

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Court halts govt’s plan to deduct rent from salaries of police officers after Omtatah’ s application

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3,332 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-The High Court has halted  government’s plans to deduct rent from cops’ salaries who reside on police quarters. Justice John Mativo on Friday allowed Okiya Omtatah’s application and granted him the orders against the state. “That pending the inter-partes hearing and determination of the application, the Honourable Court issues an interim order suspending the implementation of the document from Vigilance House REF: SECPOL.1/2/15 VOL. XLII/ (128) dated 2nd August 2019 and subtitled Updated Housing Occupancy Data and stating in part that…

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Govt extends school opening dates for third term to 2nd of September to accommodate census exercise

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719 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2019-The government  has  extended  the opening date for third term to 2nd September. According to the release  sent to the  press  by education secretary Dr Belio Kipsng ,the  changes will allow   successful national census   which is slated to take place  on 24th and 25th of August 2019.   Loading…

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