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Five bank employees arrested over theft of Sh1.5 million

Police in Kitui County on Sunday arrested five suspects in connection with the theft of Sh1.5 million at a micro finance institution on Friday night.  The five are employees of Itoleka Financial Services Association’s Mutune branch in Kitui Central. The suspects are said to have dug a...

Missing police officer found alive after Wajir grenade attack

An Administration Police officer who was reported missing after a vehicle they were traveling in was hit by an explosive in Konton area, has been found alive. Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara said the officer was found at Qarsa area in Wajir East. “We have found one...

Top 2013 KCSE student Norah Borus found dead in US

A top 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) student Norah Jelagat Borus, was on Friday found dead at her residence in Stanford University in the United States of America. Family spokesperson Mr Joseph Maswan said some family members had travelled to the US to establish the...

I was not booed, I cried for Uhuru, says Sabina Chege

Murang’a County Woman Rep Sabina Chege has refuted claims that she was booed on Friday during the Embrace rally at Kimorori grounds, saying she only cried after “getting emotional for President Uhuru Kenyatta”. According to Ms Chege, she got emotional after seeing the love that the head...

Police in Igembe accused of setting houses on fire

Police in Igembe South, Meru County have been accused of setting on fire nine homes at Thunu village. Residents, who are now camping at a local church, said about 40 police officers raided the area on Saturday, fired in the air and set the houses on fire....

Nakuru leaders say zero timber import duty blow to saw millers

Leaders from Nakuru County have cautioned that the removal of import duty on raw timber will hurt the economy. Led by Governor Lee Kinyanjui, they expressed disappointment over the decision by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to reduce import duty on raw timber from 10 percent to...

Counties get funds to create municipal boards

Counties have started receiving cash for the establishment of municipal boards, ending a delay that almost grounded the new urban centres. The cash is part of the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP), a grant that will go towards the establishment of municipalities in county capitals and towns,...

Kapkatet Hospital staff arrested over rape of patient

A medical staff at the Kapkatet Sub-County Hospital in Kericho County has been arrested for allegedly raping a patient. The imaging sciences technician allegedly raped a 23-year-old female patient at the hospital in Bureti constituency, at around 11pm on Friday. The patient is said to have gone...

Landmine blast kills 8 police officers near Somali border

Nairobi, Eight Kenyan police officers were killed Saturday when their vehicle ran over a landmine during a patrol near the border with Somalia, police sources said. Police Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai said a Land Cruiser with 11 police on board "was hit by an improvised explosive...

Karua hits out at Kirinyaga leaders over health crisis

Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has criticised Kirinyaga leaders over the crisis facing the county's health sector. She said the sector was on its knees yet local politicians were doing nothing about it. "Health services have been paralysed in all hospitals but the leaders are quiet," Ms Karua...

Terror attack: Several people feared dead in Wajir

Several people including police officers are feared dead after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off at Konton area in Wajir County Saturday morning. Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara confirmed the 11 am attack. "We are still getting more details and cannot tell the number...

Two suspected money launders arrested in Murang’a

Police in Murang’a County are investigating claims of money laundering after two people were arrested for allegedly ‘lending’ money to Mukuyu market residents.   Murang’a County Commander Josephat Kinyua said the suspects were seized on Saturday after locals told the police that they were issuing the old...

Mombasa fire department criticised after girl dies in Chaani

Mombasa residents have blamed the county fire department for a minor's death on Thursday, saying fire fighters did not have water. The night fire at Chaani also left the occupants of a three-bedroom house counting losses as they could not salvage any property. The residents also accused...

Police seize plastic bags worth Sh2 million in Eldoret

Police in Uasin Gishu County have seized a consignment of polythene bags valued at Sh2 million. Addressing the press in Eldoret town on Friday, National Environment Management Authority (Nema) official Keziah Nangila said the banned carrier bags were impounded following a tip-off.   POLYTHENE BAGS “Being in...

Nairobi motorists frustrated by delays in new payments system

Nairobi motorists on Friday had to choose between paying parking fees to attendants, which is illegal, and having their vehicles clamped. This was because the new e-payments system introduced by the Mike Sonko administration failed to facilitate payments for the fifth day running. Earlier this week, Nairobi...

Family members kill father who killed his children with same gun

A man from Kapker, Marakwet East, in Elgeyo-Marakwet County who shot dead his three children and injured another three on Monday was killed on Thursday evening by family members, police said. According to Marakwet East police boss Vincent Kitili, family and clan members, with the help of...

Baby survives after being thrown in pit latrine in Nakuru

A newborn baby was early Friday morning rescued from a pit latrine at Kware village in Kaptembwa, Nakuru Town West. The infant is suspected to have been thrown into the latrine by someone who is a not a resident of the area, as locals said they did...

Fresh details emerge on Benjamin Kinyali murder

Investigations on the gruesome murder of a youth leader in Kitui have taken a new twist after it emerged that Benjamin Muema Kinyali’s wife may have been economical with the truth on what she knew about the death of her husband. This is after mobile phone...

Governor Lee Kinyanjui orders registration of street children

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has ordered all street children and families to register with the social services office within the next two weeks. The directive comes months after Nakuru County law enforcers rounded up more than 42 street children before dumping them at Torongo area in Baringo....

Key suspect in Nakuru, Nyandarua livestock thefts arrested

Nyandarua Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Thursday night arrested a key suspect behind livestock theft syndicate in Nyandarua and Nakuru counties. The arrest of Mr Samuel Njuguna brings to 11 the number of suspects seized since last month, in connection to livestock theft in the region. HURUMA...

Lamu County Assembly elects Paul Njuguna deputy speaker   

The Lamu County Assembly has elected Mkunumbi Ward MCA Paul Kimani Njuguna as deputy Speaker. Mr Kimani was elected unopposed on Thursday. The position fell vacant after Kiunga Ward MCA Abdalla Baabad quit following August 2018's ruling by High Court in Meru and Machakos that the deputy...

Uganda, DRC Ebola outbreaks affect Turkana fish market

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda is threatening incomes of Lake Turkana fish traders. Traders on Thursday said they were incurring losses running into millions of shillings as fish prices nosedive due to an unstable market. Fish traders from Uganda...

Simbi Nyaima testimony to a chief’s hostility

The origin of Lake Simbi Nyaima in Rachuonyo North Sub-County, Homa Bay County, is steeped in folklore. It is said that the lake was formed when a village that once stood on its location was swallowed up after the village chief refused to welcome an old...

4 Al-Shabaab fighters dead after IEDs blow up prematurely

Four Al-Shabaab militants died in Lamu County on Thursday after the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) they were planting blew up prematurely. Three died at the scene of the incident at about 3am near Kwa Omollo Bridge along Bodhai-Bar’goni road. Joseph Kanyiri, director of the Linda Boni operation...

Bandits shoot and kill woman at Turkana-West Pokot border

Bandits shot and killed a 55-year-old woman on Thursday afternoon in an ambush along the border of Turkana and West Pokot counties. Ms Nakure Edapal was murdered at around noon while fetching firewood at Nakwamoru village, which is inhabited by members of the Turkana community. "She was...

Bandits kill child, injure seven in Isiolo village ambush

A three-year-old girl was shot dead and seven people injured on Thursday morning when bandits attacked and opened fire on residents of Quri village in Garbatula sub-county, Isiolo. The seven, including the child's mother, were taken to Garbatula hospital, Garbatula Deputy County Commissioner Victor Kamonde said. Two...

Lorry seized in Bomet carried licenced explosives, police say

Police in Bomet have released a truck that was impounded last Friday with 1,750 kilogrammes of explosives and 50 detonators after it was confirmed that they were not meant for terror-related activities as earlier claimed. It was earlier feared that the chemicals were intended for use in...

This is just politics, Mandera youth tell EACC over jobs probe

Youth in Mandera East took to streets on Thursday protesting against a decision by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate suspected irregular hiring of staff by the Mandera County government. They accused EACC of unfairly targeting Governor Ali Roba’s administration while many young people have...

How to stay warm as ‘Winter’ persists in Nairobi, Central

The end of the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones left behind the dreaded ‘winter’ here in Nairobi. Unlike in the show, where characters huddled round wood fires and dressed in animal fur, we in Kenya have to find alternative ways to keep warm. The...

Many women in Marsabit still deliver at home, report shows

While giving birth should never be a deadly affair, many women die in Marsabit County while delivering because of lack of proper medical attention. Participants at a health forum held Thursday in Marsabit town agreed that large numbers of expectant mothers are either on their own in...
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