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Jumwa wants police to arrest pregnant school girls in Kilifi

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has called on police to arrest pregnant girls and detain them to avoid gender discrimination. According to her, both teenage boys and girls deserve equal punishment for engaging in underage sex which is illegal in Kenya. ‘‘Whoever is taken to court in cases of...

U.S. ‘gag rule’ linked to 40pc jump in abortions in parts of Africa

A decades-old U.S. government policy reinstated by President Donald Trump in 2017 that restricts international aid to NGOs that support abortion is linked to a 40 percent rise in abortions in some parts of sub-Saharan African, a study showed on Thursday. The “Mexico City Policy”, also known as...

Blunt Angola, Mauritania share spoils at AFCON

Angola and Mauritania drew 0-0 in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, leaving both sides facing a battle to advance to the knockout stages. It was a second draw for Angola, while Mauritania, making their tournament debut, picked up their first point. Mali top the...

WHO appeals to Ugandans with Ebola contact to trust vaccine

The World Health Organization is asking Ugandans to have faith in the trial vaccine being used to contain the Ebola outbreak near the border with Congo. This follows reports that 13 people who came in contact with the virus declined to be vaccinated. Since 2018 Uganda has vaccinated...

Nairobi Water, Ulinzi set for face-off in final

Nairobi Water and Ulinzi Sharks will face off in the Super Cup women’s handball final after knocking out Mount Kenya University and N.C.P.B respectively at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium on Saturday. Gladys Chilo scored 30 points to lead Nairobi Water’s 41-12 rout of MKU in a lopsided match with...

Governor Obado tells off MP Masara as rivalry escalates

Migori Governor Okoth Obado and Suna West MP Peter Masara were on Friday engaged in a squabble that is the latest in a series of verbal attacks. During a funds drive where the Orange democratic Movement (ODM) leadership present, the two had a bitter exchange accusing each other...

Dutch reach World Cup semis after win over Italy

Second-half headers from Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt earned the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Italy on Saturday as they reached the women’s World Cup semi-finals for the first time. The Dutch, deserved victors in intense heat at the Stade du Hainaut, will face the winners of...

Gambia ex-president Jammeh ‘forced young women into having sex with him’

Three women have accused Gambia’s ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, of carrying out a series of rapes and sexual assaults while in power, according to Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International, a group that advocates for crime victims. The organizations allege that Jammeh used his aides to pressure women to visit him in his...

Dagoretti High crowned COPA Coca-Cola Under-16 Nairobi champions

Dagoretti High School are the new COPA Coca-Cola Under-16 Nairobi regional champions after defeating Upper Hill High School in an intense match that took place at Lenana School in Nairobi. Kubasu Abuyeka scored a stunning free kick in the 16th minute during the first half to seal the win for...

Two perish in a grisly road accident in Murang’a

Two people have been confirmed dead after the car they were driving in collided head on with a public service vehicle at Maragua in Murang’a county. The two were in a group of five people in a private car and were headed to Murang’a from Nairobi. Their driver...

Snow hits form as Thimba cuts Ferreira’s lead to one stroke

Kenya’s Greg Snow bounced back with an impressive round of 6 under par 66 to regain top 10 on the KCB Karen Masters leaderboard. The Muthaiga professional who finished fourth in the inaugural edition in 2017 had his penultimate day campaign effectively sewn-up when he sunk four birdies in the...

Top Kenyan musician King Kaka to lead Menstrual Walk 2019

Kennedy Obimba, a Kenyan musician popularly known as ‘King Kaka’  has unveiled his campaign for girls to get sanitary towels (pads). Also Read: Period of shame: Girls yet to receive government’s free sanitary pads Dubbed Bank On Me Sanitary, the move targets young girls most of whom lack...

Crusaders on course for a 10th Super Rugby title

The Canterbury Crusaders just about remained on course for a 10th Super Rugby title when they outlasted the Wellington Hurricanes 30-26 in a thrilling all-New Zealand semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday. The double defending champions were made to work hard for their win but will now host Argentina’s Jaguares,...

Terrifying app that makes woman appear naked shows how tech used to demean, shame

On Wednesday afternoon, I clicked on a picture of a woman on a website called Deepnude.com. Suddenly, her outfit disappeared, and naked breasts were on my computer screen. It was transfixing and nauseating. I felt like I had just peeped through a stranger’s window, utterly violating her privacy....

Welcome AWB! Man United unveil Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United have signed defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace on an initial five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported earlier this week that United had agreed to pay Palace 50 million pounds to sign...

Rising food, fuel prices push June inflation rate to 5.7pc

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has quoted the end month inflation rate at 5.7 percent to indicate a 0.2 percent upward adjustment to commodity prices during the month of June. The marginal surge in the consumer price index (CPI) is attributable to a continued slip of both...

US urges ‘No Violence’ as Sudan braces for mass protest Sunday

The United States is urging the Sudanese security forces and military not to use violence as the planned June 30 mass demonstration approaches. June 30 is the deadline that the African Union (AU) gave Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) to transfer authority to civilian rule. Sudan has been...

Top Kenya Cup sides set for Embu 7s as National sevens circuit looms

The fourth edition of Embu 7s was on Saturday launched at Njukiri Showground in Embu- one week to the showpiece. Embu 7s will be held on Saturday July 6 and Sunday 7, 2019 at Njukuri in Embu according to host side Embu RFC. A number of Kenya Cup and...

16 owners of hotels, petrol stations in Samburu arrested

16 businessmen who own hotels and petrol stations in Maralal town, Samburu County have been arrested. They are accused of failing to comply with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) regulations on waste disposal. Speaking after they launched a crackdown on all illegal operations, Samburu County NEMA director Gilbert Magut...

Messi toils while Argentina make Copa progress

After carrying Argentina on his back so many times Lionel Messi could be forgiven for having an off day but while his team mates earned high praise for Friday’s Copa America quarter-final win over Venezuela the captain did not look like his old self. Argentina’s all-time top scorer often...

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang up in arms over his security detail

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has criticized the Interior Ministry over claims that his security detail has been withdrawn. Sang said police officers attached to his office and home had been recalled. ”It is absurd for the Ministry of Interior to withdraw my security on account of my actions...

Aurier fears AFCON tournament may be over for him

Ivory Coast captain Serge Aurier fears his Africa Cup of Nations may be over after being forced to leave the field during Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Morocco in Cairo. The right-back is coming off an injury-filled season at Tottenham Hotspur during which he was sidelined at various stages of...

Safaricom apologises for ‘Top up Ksh.5’ message, says it was sent by mistake

Safaricom subscribers were on Saturday morning were left stunned after receiving messages from the telecommunication company threatening to close down their lines if they do not top up with airtime worth Ksh5. Some of them took to Twitter asking Safaricom customer care team if the message was a...

Maiyo, Kiruki win Safaricom Lewa Marathon titles

First timer Duncan Maiyo Kipkurui and the 2008 winner Emma kiruki are the 2019 Safaricom Lewa Marathon champions. Kipkurui, the two time Brighton Marathon champion clocked 2:20.04, three minutes ahead of Samson Lemaiyan (2:22.52) who took the second position while Edward Nderitu finished third in 2:24.31. “I have been...

Royal Media Services wins over 10 prestigious awards at CA Kuza fete

Royal Media Services on Friday dominated the Kuza Awards ceremony winning over 10 awards from the Communications Authority. Also Read: Citizen TV named ‘Most admired media brand’ in Kenya During the 3rd annual Kuza Broadcasting Awards ceremony held in Nairobi, the company Chairman S.K. Macharia was feted with...

Jaguares reach first ever Super Rugby final

Four years of hard work have gone into the Jaguares’ fairytale journey to their first Super Rugby final, centre Matias Orlando said after their semi-final victory over the ACT Brumbies on Friday. The Argentine side, in only their fourth season in the mostly southern hemisphere competition, dominated the Australian...

Mystery of Bungoma police boss found dead at home

The officer commanding Cheptais Police Station in Bungoma county was found dead at his rental rouse on Thursday. The body of Crispus Sidano Mwandime was discovered on Thursday at the home that is located near the police station. Neighbours noticed a foul smell emanating from his house which...

Leicester sign Justin from Luton Town

Leicester City have signed versatile defender James Justin from Luton Town on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 21-year-old, who is Leicester’s first signing of the close season, had a successful 2018-19 campaign at Luton, playing 52 matches in all...

Man arrested for allegedly defiling two nieces in Makueni

Police in Nzaui sub-county, Makueni County on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man alleged to have repeatedly defiled his two nieces. The suspect, Mutunga Fifty, is alleged to have taken advantage of the girls at Kawala location, Maviaume village. They are orphans and are currently living with their grandfather...

Sanchez sends Chile to Copa America semis

Reigning champions Chile advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa America on Friday after beating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw at the Corinthians arena. Alexis Sanchez got the winning spot kick after William Tesillo pulled Colombia’s last penalty wide of the post. Chile will...
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