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AG okayed Sh12bn to secure funding for Arror, Kimwarer dams – Treasury

The Sh12 billion was part of the conditions precedent outlined in a financing agreement approved by the Attorney General before the National Treasury signed it on April 18, 2017/FILE NAIROBI,...

Legese beats Karoki to Tokyo marathon title

Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Tokyo Marathon © AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI TOKYO, Japan, Mar 3 – Ethiopia completed a double in the Tokyo Marathon Sunday as Birhanu...

KWS says Mt Kenya forest fires largely contained

In a post on its Twitter handle, KWS says except for the upper flanks of Ithangune, “the rest of the fire on Mt Kenya is dead”/COURTESY-KWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – The Kenya Wildlife Service...

Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco ATP crown

Australian Nick Kyrgios defeated three top-10 players on the way to his first ATP title in more than a year © AFP / PEDRO PARDO ACAPULCO, Mexico, Mar 3 – Australian Nick Kyrgios capped a...

Policeman among 4 arrested over lawyer’s murder

The Law Society of Kenya had issued a statement calling for speedy investigations while condemning the heinous act/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – A police officer is among four suspects arrested...

Integration key to Africa’s progress, President Kenyatta says

President Kenyatta called for the removal of all systemic barriers that hinder the blossoming of people-to-people relations in Africa/PSCU ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Mar 3 – President Uhuru Kenyatta...

Australia to bar visitors with domestic violence convictions

Australia says it will not grant visas to anyone convicted of violence against women or children © AFP/File / JIMIN LAI Sydney, Australia, Mar 3 – Visitors who have been convicted of violence...

Grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar calls polygamy an ‘injustice’

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt’s famed Al-Azhar institution, said polygamy was the result of a “lack of understanding of the Koran” © AFP/File / Vincenzo PINTO Cairo, Egypt, Mar...

China’s currency becomes key issue in US trade talks

At the center of the issue is a paradox: China does not necessarily want a weak currency © AFP / Ed Jones Paris, France, Mar 3 – US officials have said any trade deal with China will include a...

India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire

Protests in Kashmir where violence continues to rage, with both India and Pakistan firing mortars and artillery over the Line of Control (LoC) frontier © AFP / Tauseef MUSTAFA New Delhi, India,...

Jailed Brazil ex-leader Lula released for grandson’s funeral

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepares to board an airplane in Curitiba after being allowed to leave prison briefly to attend the funeral of a grandson in Sao Paulo © AFP /...

Algeria’s Bouteflika sacks campaign manager: state media

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been in Switzerland for nearly a week for “routine medical checks” according to his office © AFP/File / Ryad KRAMDI Algiers, Algeria, Mar 2 –...

SpaceX astronaut capsule successfully launched on ISS test mission

The only occupant on board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule was a dummy named Ripley — but NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard later this year © AFP / Jim WATSON Cape Canaveral, United...

Multi-agency team fights to contain fire in Mt Kenya ecosystem

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – A multi-agency response team is battling to suppress a forest fire which the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said on Saturday had affected 100,000 acres of an...

Dori humbled by ODM’S decision to shelve expulsion

The NGC however resolved to have Jumwa expelled from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Coast Parliamentary Group Chairperson and Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori has...

I’m not mad or high when I say dams will be constructed – DP Ruto

He however cautioned that public officers found culpable of engaging in corruption will have to ‘face the music’/DPPS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Deputy President William Ruto has once again...

Canada launches extradition of top Chinese executive to US

Supporters protest outside the bail hearing for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in December as she changed planes in Vancouver © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Rich Lam Ottawa,...

Continental parliamentary lobby seeks AU collaboration in anti-graft war

The meeting tasked Muturi with communicating the resolution that urges Parliaments in the region to support activities of their APNAC National Chapters/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – A top...

Anger over ‘forced’ video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths

Protests in Kashmir where violence continues to rage, with both India and Pakistan firing mortars and artillery over the Line of Control (LoC) frontier © AFP / Tauseef MUSTAFA New Delhi, India,...

MFA sends solidarity note to Mogadishu in wake of terrorist attack

The attack in Mogadishu left 20 people dead/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Kenya has expressed sympathy with Somalia following a terrorist attack in central Mogadishu that left 20 dead. Foreign...

UBA bank opens subsidiary in London

“With our expansion in London, African countries trade barriers with the UK have been reduced and we now expect top African exporters to the UK will take advantage of the new bank to increase...

Orange Democratic Movement gives Huduma Namba thumbs up

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said delegates backed the bio-metric registration drive because it will set the stage for proper enumeration of the Kenyan population useful in equitable...

Kenyans Googled how to check CRB status, lose weight and pay Tala loan in Feb

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 2 – Kenyans searched for football news, personal finance information and health-related issues in February, according to Google top trending report. The most searched...

I’ll be a good sport, says CS Amina

“It is with humility and high honour that I thank His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta for according me the opportunity to serve as the CS for Foreign Affairs, the CS for Education and now as...

LISTEN: Top Business News – Kenyan Vloggers, Safaricom DigiFarm, Tourism Expo

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – A round-up of top business stories. Over 40 Kenya travel trade agencies and the county governments of Kilifi, Samburu and Mombasa are showcasing the country’s tourism...

Trump urges China to remove tariffs on US agricultural products

US President Donald Trump (L) is expected to meet soon with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (R) © AFP/File / Nicolas ASFOURI Washington, United States, Mar 2 – US President Donald Trump on...

At least 19 dead as Somali siege ends

The siege began on Thursday evening when gunmen detonated a car bomb that ripped the front off a major hotel © AFP / Abdirazak Hussein FARAH Mogadishu, Somalia, Mar 1 – Security forces on...

DP Ruto tells off Raila over corruption remarks

Hours later, Ruto fired back from Garissa where he was attending the Pastoral Leadership Summit, telling Odinga to stop trivializing the war on corruption to gain “unnecessary political...

Thousands protest president fifth term bid in Algeria capital

Algerian students scuffle with security forces during a protest in the capital Algiers against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, on February 26, 2019 © AFP / RYAD...

10,000 pupils to benefit from free dental screening, treatment

This marks the second phase of the program, following the successful completion of the first phase last year/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Some 10,000 pupils are set to benefit from free dental...
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According to IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, the much-touted referendum that politicians have been calling for cannot be held without a legal framework/FILE MOMBASA, Kenya,...

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Government identifies buildings for demolition

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Hon Mishi Mboko’s brother Dr Juma dies in Cuba

Likoni MP Mishi Mboko’s brother Dr Ali Juma is dead. It is alleged that Dr Juma committed suicide in Cuba where he was pursuing...

15,000 turn out for Ekeza fraud probe

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City Lawyer Hospitalised After Shooting Son Dead

City lawyer Assa Nyakudi was on Sunday evening hospitalised at the Nairobi Hospital after he allegedly shot dead his son in what is claimed...

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I couldn’t sleep for four days – Tuyisenge

Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge wheels away in celebration after scoring the lone goal in the club’s 1-0 win over Angola’s Petro Atletico...

AP charged with murdering wife detained for 7 days

An Administration Police (AP) officer was Monday arraigned in a Kakamega court charged with murdering his wife at their house in Navakholo sub county,...
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