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Gor captain Shakava admits Wazito contact

Gor Mahia FC captain Harun Shakava says he has been approached by Wazito FC and a number of Zambian teams over a possible move away from the Kenyan Premier League champions. Shakava, who has captained Gor over the past three seasons during which they have won all three domestic...

Central Bank says no extension of Ksh.1000 note withdrawal deadline

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has ruled out any extensions to the demonetization deadline set for October 1, 2019. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge said any step away from the present window of exchange would fail the purpose of the demonetization directive...

U.S. targets families for deportation to discourage migrants

U.S. immigration authorities want to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally to discourage the surging numbers of Central Americans arriving from Mexico, a government official leading the effort said on Wednesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will target for deportation families that...

FIFA to take over the running of African football

A drastic and dramatic overhaul of African football is expected to be announced on Thursday, the eve of the kickoff of the African Cup of Nations, in the wake of corruption scandals consuming the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The CAF executive committee took a stunning decision on Wednesday...

Jubilee leaders want party meeting called after Uhuru’s outburst

A section of Jubilee legislators are now looking up to President Uhuru Kenyatta to call for a parliamentary group meeting to resolve deepening differences within the party. While analysts agree that President Kenyatta’s outburst in Kikuyu language on Sunday was aimed at allies of his deputy William Ruto,...

Akothee’s daughter featured on the cover of popular magazine Couture

Celine Dion Okello, the second-born daughter of Kenyan musician Akothee, has been featured on the latest cover of popular fashion magazine, Couture Africa.Ms Okello, popularly known as Rue Baby in social media circles, took to Instagram on Tuesday to express her excitement at the milestone.The 21-year-old award-winning model said:...

Late Zapata goal lifts Colombia past Qatar

A late goal from Duvan Zapata, his second in two games, gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday and guaranteed their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa America. Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a floated cross from Man of the Match James...

Kiboko oil probe: KPC lost 551,000 litres of fuel

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) may be forced to pay oil marketers over Ksh.60 million as compensation for the over 500,000 litres of fuel lost in the spillage at Kiboko, Makueni County. This was after a leakage on the Ksh. 51 billion new pipeline seeped into the Kiboko...

Governor Waiguru, Waiganjo set Saturday, July 13 as wedding date

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and her partner, lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo, have set Saturday, July 13 as their traditional wedding date.The ceremony, known as “ngurario” in the Kikuyu tradition, will be held at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu, Kirinyaga.All invited guests have been directed to confirm their attendance by June...

14-year-old charged with car theft

A 14 year-old-boy was on Wednesday afternoon charged with the theft of a motor vehicle in Kitengela town. The KCPE candidate was caught on CCTV in Milimani area, walking stealthily towards a Toyota Premio in the company of others at 6:48pm and gained access before speeding off seconds...

30-year-old man stabbed to death outside a club in Embakasi

Police in Nairobi are probing an incident where a 30-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a club at Tassia in Embakasi by unknown assailants. The incident, which happened on Wednesday night in Embakasi was reported by the man’s relative. According to officers at Embakasi Police Station, the...

Ugandan health workers warn HIV-positive refugees poorly tracked

Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population, about one and a quarter million, mostly South Sudanese. Health workers warn that the refugees infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are not being properly tracked for treatment. They say the problems include ignorance, stigma, and refugee mobility. Forty-five-year-old South...

El Salvador President rules out talks with criminal gangs

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele ruled out negotiations with criminal gangs on Tuesday and vowed to go after their finances in a bid to reduce violence in the Central American country. Bukele, 37, took office this month pledging to bring down a sky-high murder rate and reduce poverty,...

Chinese worker killed in clashes at Bangladesh power plant

Clashes erupted between Bangladeshi and Chinese construction workers at a Chinese-funded power station in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday in which a Chinese worker was killed, the manager said. The Bangladeshis were angered when a colleague fell to his death at the plant near the port of Payra, 200...

Irked Harambee Stars coach Migne decries lack of internet at team hotel

Isaac Swila in Cairo,Egypt With barely 36 hours left before Kenya launch her quest for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title, Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has lifted the lid on the not-so-rosy state of affairs at the team’s hotel here in Cairo. In an interview with Kenyan...

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help: U.N.

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Half of the world’s forcibly displaced are children and the...

Another suspect arrested for allegedly sending Robert Alai photos of dead officers

An Administration Police Inspector was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly sharing information and photos of police officers killed in the Wajir attack with blogger Robert Alai. According to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), investigations into the WhatsApp and Facebook accounts of Wifred Kipkemei Maiyo – attached to Kahawa...

Blogger Robert Alai to remain in custody for 14 days

A Nairobi court on Wednesday detained controversial blogger Robert Alai for 14 days pending investigations into a case where he is accused of disclosing information in relation to terrorism activities. The court granted the duration to allow the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) complete their investigations, adding that the...

Class 8 pupil charged with stealing car, Ksh.31K in Kajiado

A 14-year-old boy was on Wednesday arraigned before a Kajiado court and charged with stealing a vehicle at Milimani area in Kitengela town. The court heard that the accused, jointly with others, stole the vehicle model Toyota Premio of registration number KCL 532B valued at Ksh.1.6 million from...

Three found guilty of Garissa University terror attack, set for sentencing

A Nairobi court on Wednesday convicted three persons and acquitted one over the Garissa University terror attack that saw 156 people dead. The court convicted the three – Mohammed Abdi Abdikar, Hassan Edin Hassan and Rashid Mberesero – for charges of being members of Al Shabab, committing a...

Kiambu: Two-year-old child left home alone dies in house fire

A two-year-old child who had been left home alone in Ngeteti village, Kiambu County, on Wednesday died after a fire razed down their house. A neighbor – Anne Njeri Wangari – who spoke to Citizen Digital said she saw smoke coming from the homestead and tried to alert...

Ebwali floor favourites Saints at Western Games

Vihiga County champions Ebwali handed their counterparts from Kakamega, St Peters Mumias, a shock 1-0 defeat in their Pool A opener on Wednesday. James Isaboke scored the winner with 10 minutes left on the clock after reacting fastest to turn home a rebound from Kevin Odok’s effort. Both teams...

Internet restored in Ethiopia after week-long outage

After days without access, internet users in Ethiopia can once again get online. Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s sole provider, restored service Tuesday after intermittent outages left most of the country’s 15 million internet users unable to access the web or social media for the past week. The telecom giant, also...

Lawyer Assa Nyakundi arrested in Nairobi

City lawyer Assa Nyakundi who is facing murder charges against his 29-year-old son Joseph Bogonko Nyakundi has been arrested. Nyakundi was arrested on Wednesday moments after leaving his lawyer John Khaminwa’s office in Kileleshwa and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations office. Reasons for his arrest remain...

Ex-Barca boss Enrique steps down as Spain coach

Spain head coach Luis Enrique has left his role with the national side due to “family reasons” and will be succeeded by his assistant Robert Moreno. Enrique was absent at Spain’s last three games against Malta, the Faroe Islands and Sweden as he attended to personal matters and Moreno...

They tried to use rape to silence women protesters. It didn’t work

Weeks into the protests that would eventually topple Sudan’s dictator, the government realized it had an unprecedented problem on its hands: the number of women in the streets calling for change far outnumbered the men. So the regime’s top brass sent a chilling message down to its officers...

Legei back to reclaim fullbore national title

Four times winner of the Kenya Open fullbore Bisley Championships, Edward Legei is optimistic of making a comeback this year, after a two year absence when this year’s event begins proper on Friday at the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Shooting Range, in Laikipia. Legei who was last crowned the...

Fake Instagram accounts are hijacking Sudan solidarity campaign

Some Instagram accounts have been accused of using a social media campaign that aims to promote solidarity with victims of unrest in Sudan merely to gain more followers on the platform. The country has been plagued by widespread violence since the ousting of longtime dictator President Omar al...

Eldoret ‘female nurse’ is a man, court told

Police in Eldoret are holding a 26-year-old man who was caught impersonating a female intern at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.The suspect was presented in court on Tuesday where the prosecution sought for more time to conclude investigations.Investigating officer Victor Omondi told the court the suspect was reported by...

Stars ace Mandela to undergo surgery in France

Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela is set to undergo surgery on his right knee on Wednesday in France. This follows an injury he sustained in training in the run-up to Kenya’s departure to Egypt for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Mandela had a Meniscus tear and was consequently...
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