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“Very Sad” Cohen’s widow Sarah Wairimu says after autopsy

Lawyer Phillip Murgor (left) accompanied Sarah Wairimu (centre) on arrival at the Chiromo Mortuary for the autopsy. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18- “Very sad,” that was the response from Sarah Wairimu, the widow of murdered Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen, when asked by journalists to comment about the autopsy conducted on...

President Kenyatta assures Mariga of his backing in bid to capture Kibra seat

President Kenyatta (left) wished Mariga (right), who was accompanied by Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, success in the contest and assured him of his full backing/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President Dr William Ruto on Wednesday at State House, Nairobi met Jubilee...

Senate orders probe into Sh38bn Managed Equipment Service scheme

A Senate Ad hoc Committee has been tasked with among other responsibilities to ascertain whether county governments were involved in prioritizing the medical equipment in accordance with their needs, the details of the company from which the equipment was leased, the viability and benefit of leasing versus purchase/CFM-FILE. NAIROBI,...

Appellate court to rule on Waititu, Lenolkulal bid to regain office access on December 20

The prosecution led by Bernard Muteti however opposed their appeal saying it was in order for magistrates to ask Waititu (left) and Lenolkulal (right) to stay away from their offices adding that the decisions do not equate to their removal from office/FILE – COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 –...

Wairimu demands Cohen’s body, wants kin stopped from burying the tycoon

Lawyer Phillip Murgor (left) accompanied Sarah Wairimu (centre) on arrival at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour Wednesday, September 18/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – Sarah Wairimu, through her lawyer Phillip Murgor, has written to the Chiromo Funeral Parlour, objecting to attempts by her sister-in-law to have the...

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

E-cigarettes have been pushed as a safer alternative to smoking but critics say the flavours appeal particularly to children © AFP/File / EVA HAMBACH New Delhi, India, Sep 18 – India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about...

Saudi to announce oil attacks findings as US weighs retaliation

Smoke billows from Saudi oil giant Aramco’s huge Abqaiq processing plant following a Saturday/AFP RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 18 – Saudi Arabia said it will unveil the results later Wednesday of its probe into attacks on key oil installations, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to the...

President Kenyatta calls on African labour organizations to champion continental integration

President Kenyatta spoke on Wednesday in Nairobi when he presided over the official opening of the 42nd General Council of the Organization of Africa Trade Union Unity (OATUU) meeting attended by 73 affiliate unions representing all the 54 African countries/PSCU  NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has...

Conservation: Epic 220Km ‘ultra-marathon’ starts in Lewa

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, COO Turqa Jirmo Flags off the marathon/Courtesy ISIOLO, Kenya, Sept 18 – Over 70 runners from across the world are taking part in the 5-day, 220 kilometre race that will see the runners, covering the distance split into five stages crossing five wildlife conservancies, each of...

Oloo fights to maintain grip on speakership as attempt to regain office flops

Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) on September 10 elected an Acting Speaker after ousting Oloo in a dramatic session that saw a section of lawmakers ejected from the Assembly for siding with the embattled House leader/CFM – OJWANG JOE KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 18 – Embattled Kisumu County Assembly...

Cohen autopsy underway at Chiromo morgue as authorities avail widow as ordered by court

Lawyer Phillip Murgor (left) accompanied Sarah Wairimu (centre) on arrival at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour Wednesday, September 18/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – Sarah Wairimu, the widow of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen arrived at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour at midday on Wednesday ahead of a scheduled...

Cohen widow granted permission to witness scheduled autopsy, counsel says

Lawyer Phillip Murgor (left) wit Investigation Officer Maxwell Otieno (right) at Chiromo Funeral Parlour, Nairobi on Wednesday, September 18/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 18 – The High Court has allowed Sarah Wairimu, the widow of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen to be present during the autopsy of her...

City Hall suspends 2 nurses for neglecting woman in labour

Nairobi County Health Executive Mohammed Dagane also dispatched a warning to all health practitioners working in county health facilities saying any form of negligence will be dealt with decisively/FILE – Nairobi County Governor’s Press NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – Two nurses at Dandora Health Centre have been suspended after...

Police disperse rowdy youths in Kisumu as Speaker Oloo’s attempt to regain office thwarted

Police lobbed teargas to disperse the rival formations as Oloo (centre) confronted a section of Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) demanding to be allowed access to his Assembly office/CFM – Ojwang Joe KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 18 – A chaotic confrontation ensued at the Kisumu County Assembly after two...

Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

This year’s fires have been worsened by dry weather © AFP / ADEK BERRY KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 18 – Malaysia closed more than 1,000 schools nationwide Wednesday and air quality worsened in Singapore days before the city’s Formula One race, as toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires engulfed the...

Amref unveils autologous transfusion device to aid recovery of lost blood from patients

Amref Health Africa in partnership with Sisu Global Health and Surgipharm on Tuesday introduced the HemafuseTM, an auto transfusion device that will be used in surgery and emergencies, providing an alternative to donor blood/Amref Health Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – Did you know you can donate blood to...

Autopsy on Tob Cohen’s body due Wednesday after aborting Tuesday

Lawyer Philip Murgor, Cliff Ombeta and two others at Chiromo Mortuary on Tuesday. /MOSES MUOKI. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18- The autopsy on the body of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen was set to be conducted on Wednesday morning after the exercise was postponed when his widow Sarah Wairimu, through lawyer...

Rights group says Bolsonaro gives ‘green light’ to Amazon illegal loggers

Deforestation in the Amazon has been blamed for the sharp increase in fires as land is cleared and burned for cattle grazing or crops © AFP / Joao LAET SAO PAOLO, Sep 18 – Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro of giving a “green light”...

Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman gives a press conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on September 17, 2019 © AFP JEDDAH, Sep 18 – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday its oil output will return to normal by the end of September, seeking to soothe rattled...

Zuckerberg: new Facebook panel can overrule him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he won’t be able to overrule a new independent oversight panel on questions of content moderation at the social network © AFP/File / Amy Osborne SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 18 – Facebook said Tuesday it has finalized its charter for its “independent oversight board,” giving...

Owino says police combat vehicles designed for medium firepower  

In a statement sent to Newsrooms on Tuesday evening, Police Spokesperson Charles Owino (pictured) said the said vehicle can only resist specific calibers of ammunition unlike Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, which he said resist mines and rocket propelled grenades/FILE -CFM  NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – The National Police...

Suu Kyi ‘culpability’ in Rohingya abuses an ‘open-ended question’: UN investigator

Suu Kyi is a Nobel laureate who spent years in house arrest © AFP/File / YE AUNG THU Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 17 – UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against...

Cohen autopsy deferred to Wednesday as widow’s counsel rejects duty pathologist

Lawyers Cliff Ombeta (right), Phillip Murgor (centre), pathologist Andrew Gachie (left) outside Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 17/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – The autopsy on the body of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen aborted on Tuesday after his widow Sarah Wairimu, through lawyer Phillip...

Gender and geography stack the deck for or against you – Goalkeepers Report

Gates Foundation Report Spotlights New Data on Global Inequality, Calls to Prioritize Those Being Left Behind/Courtesy SEATTLE, United States, Sept 17 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which features new data showing that while progress on health and development continues...

Uhuru challenges new Director-General to transform NYS

Matilda Sakwa and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. /PSCU. NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 17 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the new National Youth Service (NYS) Director-General Matilda Pamela Aleyo Sakwa to transform the agency into a training institution that effectively delivers on its mandate. The...

Governor Nyong’o signs into law Sh11.8bn budget, says spending plan well-balanced

For the first time, Governor Nyong’o (pictured) signed the Bill into law in the presence of the Assembly leadership signaling better relatives between the Executive and the Assembly/FILE – Kisumu County Governor’s Press KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 17 –Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o on Tuesday signed into law the 2019/20 Budget...

Kenyatta assents to Division of Revenue Bill 2019, calls on Counties to prioritize settlement of pending bills

President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past event. Photo/PSCU-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 paving the way for the release of funds to counties. The new law allocates Sh378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial...

Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing crippling sanctions © Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website/AFP / STRINGER Tehran, Iran, Sep 17 – Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the...

Police clear major migrant camp in northern France

Some 800 migrants pitched tents around the gymnasium where around 170 people had been sheltering © AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI FRANCE, Sep 17 – French police began clearing around 1,000 migrants from a gymnasium near the northern port of Dunkirk on Tuesday after a court ruled it was...

Autopsy results on Tob Cohen due later Tuesday as examination gets underway

Those present when the examination got underway included lawyer Cliff Ombeta who will be presenting Cohen’s family, lawyer Phillip Murgor for the widow Susan Wairimu, the investigating officer and a team from the Government Chemist/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – Lawyers, detectives and pathologists arrived at...
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