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Villagers kill two suspects for allegedly stealing chicken

Two suspected chicken thieves were Wednesday night beaten to death and their bodies set on fire by villagers in Gitine, Meru County. The suspects were forced to drink petrol before they were clobbered and their bodies burnt. The villagers descended on the duo after they found them...

Student raped, strangled to death in Imenti North

A 17-year-old student was raped and then killed by strangulation in Imenti North sub county, Meru, on Wednesday night. The naked body of the Form Three student was found inside a maize plantation at Kamatoo village early Thursday. The grandfather of the orphaned student said she did...

Uhuru to commission a revamped Rivatex factory

Preparations at textile firm Rivatex East Africa Limited are in top gear ahead of the commissioning of the ultra-modern facility by President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday. When Daily Nation visited the facility on Thursday, it was a bee-hive of activities as dozens of workers made last minute...

Fire at Kanja School in Embu leaves a trail of destruction

Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed when a huge fire broke out at a secondary school in Embu County. The Wednesday night inferno started in one of the dormitories at Kanja Mixed Secondary School and left a trail of destruction. According to witnesses, the students were doing...

Man sues Mandera County govt over cancelled staff hiring

The Mandera County government has been dragged to the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi following the cancellation of a recent mass recruitment of staff. A petitioner, Ibrahim Mohamud Ibrahim, has moved to court seeking to have the cancellation of hiring of at least 1,000 people...

Mandera’s improved roads end years of anguish for locals

Mr Hussein Mohamud is a livestock trader in Mandera County. Soft spoken and with a dyed beard, he appears to be from another era not too long ago, one in which the rough terrain that was the roads in Mandera demanded thick-skinned travellers. No motorist would...

Security chiefs put Narok on red alert for terror, identify hotspots

Narok County has been put on red alert for terrorism, security chief considering it fertile ground for recruitment and radicalisation. This is according to resolutions reached during a three-day workshop on how to prevent and counter violent extremism in the county. Security stakeholders who met at the...

Lamu NGO starts campaign to save endangered sea turtles

A non-governmental organisation in Lamu has launched massive campaigns focusing entirely on protecting critically endangered sea turtles in the region. The Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LaMCoT), a local NGO, has now embarked on developing a holistic ecosystem based approach aimed at conserving and managing the sea turtle...

Concern as computers lie idle in public schools

The government is concerned over the lack of use of computers donated to public primary schools. ICT Authority chief executive officer, Dr Katherine Getao said 22,000 primary schools received computers which have not been put into use. She called on parents to demand teachers teach their children...

Three arrested in Naivasha for invading private land

Police in Naivasha have arrested three elderly villagers who attempted to invade a parcel of land belonging to Mr Benjamin Kipkulei, a former senior servant in former President’s Daniel arap Moi’s administration. Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya told the Nation that security officers have been dispatched...

Shock as Form One student hangs himself in Elburgon

A Form One student has committed suicide at Kasarani estate in Elburgon, Nakuru County. Molo Sub-County Police Commander Isaac Odumbe said the body of Fredrick Kibugi was Wednesday evening found dangling from the roof of his room by his aunt. "There were no suicide notes at the...

New Sh600m matatu terminus to decongest Nyeri town

Nyeri County will spend Sh600 million to build a new matatu terminus at Asian Quarters ground despite uncertainty over the relocation of a dumpsite at the proposed site. The project will be implemented within two years by the Nyeri Town Municipality Board and will be financed through...

Shamberere student killer detained for 10 days

A student at the Shamberere Technical Training Institute in Kakamega North Sub-County was on Wednesday arraigned for the murder of his fellow student on Monday night after a confrontation in a suspected love triangle. Mr Denis Mwangu is accused of stabbing Denis Mainde to death at the...

EACC questions 15 Meru MCAs over punch-up in assembly

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday started questioning some Meru MCAs over a scuffle that happened during swearing in of their nominated colleague. The MCAs reportedly exchanged blows on April 11 when Ms Secondina Kanini was expected to take her oath of office to replace...

Nairobi MCAs want acting secretary out, say she’s in office illegally

Pressure is mounting on acting Nairobi County acting Secretary Pauline Kahiga to quit, with a section of MCAs opposed to her holding the position. Ms Kahiga has been acting as county secretary since September last year, when Peter Kariuki was fired from the position by Governor Mike...

Missing police officer found alive after Wajir IED attack

A police officer who went missing Saturday after a vehicle he were travelling in was hit by an explosive has been found, officials said Wednesday. Wajir County police boss Stephen Ngetich said the officer was found in Konton by locals. Mr Ngetich said the policeman was...

Woman accused of phone theft ‘electrocuted’ in Tharaka-Nithi

Residents of Moi Girls slums in Chuka town, Tharaka-Nithi County are demanding justice for a woman who was reportedly electrocuted in a bar on Monday night after she was accused of stealing a mobile phone. People who witnessed the 10pm incident told journalists that the 24-year-old woman...

Kwale residents suffer thirst for third week

Kwale town has been hit by a biting water shortage following power disconnection at Marere Water Works over unpaid electricity bills amounting to Sh5.7 million. The residents have been forced to go without water for the past three weeks now. Marere is the main source of water in...

Nyahururu court orders reopening of AP’s rape case

A Nyahururu court has directed the prosecution to reopen a case in which two people including a police officer are charged with multiple counts of robbery with violence and rape. The prosecution closed the case after four witnesses, all of them police officers, failed to appear in...

Kwale residents sue Transport CS, KPA over dredging

Diani residents want the government barred from harvesting sand off the southern coastal line. The locals moved to court seeking an order to restrain and prohibit Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and Kenya Pipeline Authority (KPA) from harvesting sand and dumping waste on the coastline between Likoni...

Bomet man arrested at hiding place days after wife’s murder

Police in Bomet County have arrested a man who went underground after allegedly killing his wife following a domestic dispute. Titus Rono, 24, is accused of slitting the throat of the mother of one using a sword, adding to the list of horrific murders that have taken...

Awiti resurfaces after 2 months with warning for his critics

Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti has returned to the public eye after about two months with a warning for his opponents. He will report them to government authorities if they continue undermining his government and getting in the way of county projects. The county boss issued the...

11 arrested, over 9,000litres of illicit brew seized in Maralal

Eleven people have been arrested, 9,000 litres of kangara and 149 litres of chang’aa seized in a police crackdown in Loikas village within Maralal town in Samburu County. Samburu Central Sub-County Police Commander Alex Rotich said that lives of many residents in the area have been negatively...

It was illegal to stop staff hiring, Mandera MCAs tell Roba

Some Mandera County Assembly members (MCAs) have said that it was illegal for Governor Ali Roba to cancel recent mass recruitment of county staff. Led by Guticha MCa Mohamed Ibrahim Yussuf, the group argued that recruitment and disqualification of any county staff is the responsibility of the...

‘Dead’ client haunts Mombasa lawyer in Sh75m land tussle

A Mombasa advocate has filed an application to withdraw from a land case after the court directed him to respond to claims that a client he has been representing in the dispute is dead. Mr Robinson Malombo wants to recuse himself from the case on allegations that...

Why Malindi court freed German tourist in defilement case

A 78-year-old German tourist charged with defiling an eight-year-old girl has been acquitted by a Malindi court after the prosecution witnesses contradicted themselves and failed to provide sufficient evidence. Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko said the prosecution failed to prove that the German national was guilty of...

Two drown in a dam in Moiben as rescue mission turns tragic

A rescue mission turned tragic on Tuesday evening after two people drowned in a dam in Tugen Estate, Moiben Constituency in Uasin Gishu County. A Class Eight pupil at Chepngochoch Primary School drowned soon after rescuing his younger brother from drowning in the dam. The two...

Shouting match as Nandi MCAs demand Finance minister’s ejection

Tempers flared at the Nandi County Assembly on Tuesday evening when members threatened to stop the reading of the 2019/20 budget. The ward representatives' demand for Finance executive Alfred Lagat to be ejected from the premises saw the tabling of the Sh8.133 billion budget delayed for hours....

State wants Sh275m Mombasa heroin case moved to Nairobi

The State is seeking to have the trial of a woman who is charged with trafficking heroin worth Sh275 million moved from Mombasa to Nairobi. In its application, the prosecution cited concerns over the safety of exhibits in seeking to have the trial facing Fatuma Ahmed moved....

Student killed by police car on Sagana-Makutano road

A family in Kirinyaga is crying for justice after their son, secondary school student, was crushed to death by a police vehicle along the Sagana-Makutano road. Kenneth Mwaura, 17, a Form Two student at Njegas Boys Secondary School, was on his way to Sagana town from Riandira...
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