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MCAs want three Nakuru water firms merged for efficiency

The three water companies in Nakuru County which are said to be making losses in their operations will be merged into one entity if a proposal by a member of the county assembly is endorsed. Nominated MCA Joyce Anyiso said the companies – Nakuru Water and Sanitation...

Kin of Norah Borus who died in US yet to know cause of death

The family of Norah Jelagat Borus, a Stanford University student who died last week, is yet to see her body even as mystery still surrounds her death, the Nation has learnt. The body of Ms Borus, one of the top students in the 2012 Kenya Certificate of...

Shock as suspect in Eldoret women cells found to be a man

There was shock at the chief magistrate’s court in Eldoret on Tuesday after it was revealed that a suspect who had been held in female remand cells was a man. The suspect identified as Shieys Chepkosgei was on Monday charged with impersonation after he was arrested at...

Kilifi mulls diaper ban over ocean pollution

Kilifi County is advocating for a total ban on the use of baby diapers, saying it is a major polluter of the oceans. Mariam Jenneby, the county chief officer for environment and natural resources, said single-use plastics and baby diapers formed a huge part of non-biodegradable waste....

Elgeyo-Marakwet health workers give strike notice

Health workers in Elgeyo-Marakwet have issued a strike notice over what they say is failure by the county government to heed to their demands. The workers, comprising of doctors and clinical officials, have indicated failure to promote them, re-designation of qualified health workers and lack of employment...

Ukwala man charged with defiling schoolgirl

A man was on Tuesday arraigned in Ukwala, Siaya for defiling a 13-year-old-girl. The suspect was accused of luring the minor to his house using maize before he defiled her. He denied the charges. Ugenya OCPD Willy Simba said the girl was rescued by neighbours who became...

KWS pilots get special training at Hammond Airport, USA

Seven Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) pilots have received specialised training in the US which aims to help support wildlife management. The pilots received the training on how to handle gyrocopters at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport for one month. Also receiving a separate training on maintenance of...

Kandara MP Wahome to lead Tanga Tanga women’s league

Jubilee’s Tanga Tanga faction which comprises leaders supporting Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid have formed a separate women’s league that seeks to counter Team Embrace Kenya, an outfit they deem as an extension of Kieleweke, a faction opposed to Dr Ruto’s presidential ambitions. The new...

Judge tells Nakuru County to sue lawyer over Sh17m ‘fraud’

The High Court has directed Lee Kinyanjui administration to take legal action against a lawyer who allegedly forged the signature of a Nakuru County attorney in a bid to defraud his client Sh17 million. Nakuru High Court judge Joel Ngugi on Tuesday ordered the county to report...

Kakamega court frees two robbery with violence convicts on death row

The High Court in Kakamega has set free two men on the death row for robbery with violence after they successfully appealed for a re-sentencing. The accused, George Mukolo and George Mukabana, were released on Monday after serving 15 years in prison. Justice Jesse Njagi overturned...

Kisii couple suspected of killing three-month-old child arrested

Police in Kisii are investigating an incident where a couple in Mwanyakwambara village, Bonchari Constituency is suspected of killing their three-month-old child. Village elders say the boy may have been killed after claims from his father that he was fathered by another man. Daniel Nyamweya Keya, 38,...

Nyandarua hospitals feel the pain of Laikipia medics strike

Public hospitals in Nyandarua County are now grappling with an influx of patients from the neighbouring Laikipia County where doctors are on strike. The Laikipia doctors went on strike early this month demanding the implementation of a collective bargaining agreement. Nyandarua Health Chief Officer Jorum Muraya says...

Naivasha police arrest woman suspected of abortion

Police in Naivasha are holding a 26-year-old woman on suspicion that she had procured an abortion. Naivasha Sub-County Police Commander Samuel Waweru said the case was reported by her neighbours. He said the woman will Tuesday undergo a medical test to ascertain whether she aborted. “Neighbours claimed...

Police boss who ‘watched’ as Sang invaded tea farm moved

Nandi County Police Commander Thomas Ngeiywo has been transferred to the police headquarters in Nairobi, a week after officers failed to take action against Governor Stephen Sang when he invaded a tea estate linked to former minister Henry Kosgey. Mr Ngeiywo was said to have been recalled...

Isiolo man seized trafficking Eritreans, drugs given bond

An Isiolo court has released on a Sh400, 000 bond a man arrested ferrying three illegal immigrants in a car found with bhang worth Sh270,000. Mr Mohammud Mohamed Adan was arrested by officers manning a road block at Serolipi on the Isiolo-Moyale highway two weeks ago. The...

NCIC says blogger Alai’s Wajir attack posts glorify terrorism

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has condemned blogger Robert Alai for posting on social media bodies of police officers who died in a terror attack in Wajir on Saturday. In a statement to media houses released on Monday, the commission warned the blogger against sharing...

Nyahururu court to rule on reopening violent robbery case

A Nyahururu court will Tuesday rule on whether the prosecution will reopen a case in which an Administration Police (AP) officer is charged with several counts of robbery with violence and rape. In the case, David Kimani Kuria, the AP constable who is attached to Bahati Police...

Police seize bhang worth Sh800,000 in Kilifi building

Police in Kilifi have seized bhang worth Sh800,000 in an early Tuesday morning sting operation. The officers seized 3,296 rolls of the narcotics hidden inside a building in Majengo Kanamai, in the outskirt of Mtwapa town. Kilifi South Sub-County Police Commander Mr Esau Ochokorodi said the suspected...

Enjoy the breathtaking cascade of Sheldrick waterfall in Kwale

Inside the vast forest at the Shimba Hills National Park in Kwale lies the Sheldrick Falls. The rapids found in the largest coastal forest in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke is located 33km from Mombasa island. The waterfalls derive their name from Major David Leslie William Sheldrick, a...

Shamberere TTI student stabbed to death in fight over girlfriend

A student at the Shamberere Technical Training Institute in Kakamega North Sub-County stabbed his fellow student to death on Monday night after a confrontation over a suspected love triangle. Kakamega North Sub-County Police Commander Mr Peter Mwanzo said that one of the students armed himself with a...

Murang’a man hangs self over Sh3,000 mobile app loan

A 25-year-old man from Githumu village in Kandara, Murang’a County has committed suicide after he was allegedly unable to repay a Sh3,000 loan which he had borrowed through a mobile phone app. The body of Samuel Ng’ari was found dangling from the roof of his room on...

Medical dons at MTRH strike over unpaid clinical allowances

Learning has been interrupted at the Moi University’s School of Medicine after lecturers went on strike over unpaid clinical allowances. The lecturers said on Monday that they had issued a strike notice on June 6 to the university’s Vice Chancellor Isaac Kosgey and the Moi Teaching and...

Court says Ivy Wangechi murder suspect could jump bail

Naftali Kinuthia, the prime suspect in the gruesome killing of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi, has been denied bail. While making the ruling Monday in Eldoret on Kinuthia’s bail application, High Court Judge Stephen Githinji cited the grave nature of case case facing the...

Alfred Mutua shuts clinics, chemists and labs near county hospitals

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has ordered the closure of all private medical facilities operating in a radius of 300 meters from all level four and level five facilities across the county. In an effort to streamline operations of the county health sector, Dr Mutua also directed...

Soko Sarafu, the open-air money market trusted by Mandera traders

Mandera’s Jamhuri market sits in the heart of the town. And for the streets leading in and out of the market, each has a story. Walking into the market from the town’s main bus park, you cannot miss ubiquitous men on both sides of street. They...

Nakuru water firms plant trees at the source of River Rongai

Water companies in Nakuru have jointly planted 6, 000 tree seedlings at the source of River Rongai in Oinoptich village of Marioshoni, Elburgon as the country strives to achieve 10 percent forest cover. The move followed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s challenge to Kenyans to ensure that Kenya achieves...

Pharmacy board seizes drugs in raid on Nairobi herbal clinics

Inspectors from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) have seized an assortment of herbal medicines from a number of clinics in Nairobi including Kamirithu and Murugu clinics. The drugs, which were in powder form, included some alleged to cure cancer, gynaecological complications and detoxification agents. The Nation...

Nurses ready to plug shortage of anaesthesia providers

The Council of Governors (CoG) has raised concerns over an acute shortage of anaesthetists in the country. According to the chair of CoG’s Health Committee Mohamed Kuti, there are only 788 anaesthetists in the country. In a speech read on his behalf by Nyeri County health minister...

How a pastor’s son met his death in Nyali

On Wednesday night, 21-year-old David Stewart left home in Nyali and drove to his friend’s house in Mkomani, Mombasa. After picking up his friend identified only by his nickname Ranger, the two drove to Links Garden to get another friend, Alex. The three then went to...

Two killed in Nakuru-Eldoret highway crash

Two people died on the spot when a 14-seater matatu they were travelling in from Nairobi collided head-on with a truck at Ngata area on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Saturday. Among the dead was Mbale High School Principal Kennedy Simon Okoth and a 15-year-old Kakamega High School...
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