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Vihiga police arrest man for killing friend over Sh60 debt

Police in Vihiga County Thursday arrested a man for allegedly killing his friend over Sh60 debt. Emmukunzi Assistant Chief Wilson Matika said the 39-year-old victim was hit by a blunt object. Mr Matika said the victim was demanding a payment of Sh60 owed to him by...

6 arrested in Mombasa over illegal trade in electronics

Police in Mombasa on Thursday arrested six people in connection to the theft of mobile phones, laptops and other electronics for resale. County Police Commander Johnston Ipara said the items were recovered and the suspects apprehended in an operation that covered Kisauni and Mwembe Tayari. “In Kisauni,...

Investments will save saccos from collapse, says Wa Iria

Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has advised savings and credit co-operatives (saccos) across the country to put more emphasis on investments rather than just offering credit services to their clients. This, he said, will ensure that the saccos do not collapse as has been witnessed with some...

Officer says colleagues beat him after busting them with schoolgirl

A police officer attached to Kilindini station is nursing injuries to his arm which he says were sustained following an assault by his colleagues at Kanyonyoo Border Patrol in Machakos County in an incident which also involved a Class Eight pupil. In a fresh statement filed at...

Nandi policemen grilled as search for stolen guns intensifies

Three Nandi County police officers whose G3 rifles were stolen as they watched a football match on Tuesday night have recorded statements with detectives. The weapons, each with 20 bullets, were stolen from Kamorwon Administration Police Post in Kibose village as the officers enjoyed the match some...

DCI asks families of Kakamega ‘twins’ to file reports

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has intervened in the bizarre case of two identical girls who claim they were separated at birth at Kakamega County Referral Hospital. The DCI on Thursday asked the families involved to file reports at its offices in Kakamega town. The directorate...

Hundreds attend Ivy Wangechi’s funeral in Nyeri

The funeral of slain Moi University student Ivy Wangechi is currently underway in Othaya, Nyeri County. Hundreds of mourners who include students and local leaders have gathered for her send off in Mahiga. Mourners arrived dressed in black attire, with green scarfs around their shoulders. Students of...

MP wants Meru County split into two, says it’s too large

Dawood wants Meru split into Nyambene and Imenti counties.

Kisii policeman charged with shooting and killing barman

A police officer was arraigned in Kisii County on Thursday for allegedly shooting and killing a barman. Police constable David Mauti was charged at the High Court with the murder last Thursday night of 34-year-old Dominic Oyugi. Mr Mauti is said to have gone to the bar...

Survey shows counties now more transparent with budgets

County governments are becoming more compliant in budget transparency by providing the public with the necessary budget information, a report has shown. The Kenya County Budget Transparency Survey reveals continuous improvement by the devolved units, which is determined by the availability of key fiscal and budget-related documents...

[PHOTOS] Tears flow freely as Ivy laid to rest in emotional funeral

Ivy Wangechi's sister, Cheryl, overcome by emotion was unable to read her tribute. Last Thursday, the former Moi University student who was hacked to death by Naftali Kinuthia was laid to rest in Mahiga, Nyeri County. It was left to Wangechi's mother and brother Elvis to read her tributes. The ceremony...

Flying bullets cause panic, anger among Gilgil residents

A military training has caused anxiety among residents of Gilgil in Nakuru County after a stray bullet hit a 25-year-old photojournalist and left him fighting for his life. Mr Kevin Njenga suffered serious head injuries and is being treated at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital. ...

Anyang’ Nyong’o’s solutions for bloated workforce in counties

The government should consider contract employment in the public service and a golden handshake for those who wish to retire early as measures to shrink the bloated workforce and address the huge bill matter. These were proposals by Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o during the Fourth Annual...

Bungoma carriageway faces bump, activists go to court

The planned Sh1.38 billion Bungoma dual carriage is facing a hurdle after rights groups moved to court blocking it, saying the national government should build it. They also cite the lack of public participation and environmental impact statements regarding the Bungoma-Mumias highway. They want all work stopped. The Kisumu High Court...

Kitui youth leader Kinyali’s burnt body found in a thicket

A youth leader from Kitui County has been found murdered and his partly burnt body dumped in a thicket near Tiva River in Kwa Vonza, 25 kilometres from Kitui town. The body of Benjamin Muema Kinyali, who was an official of the National Youth Council in Kitui...

Two killed, 3 injured in Narok-Mai Mahiu road accident

They were employees of the Ewaso Ngiro Development Authority.

Meru woman rep leads sit-in over delayed rehab project

Protesters led by Meru Woman Representative Kawira Mwangaza on Wednesday staged a sit in at Meru county commissioner’s office, accusing a public works officer of sabotaging a rescue and rehabilitation centre project. The project is being undertaken by the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) committee...

Shifta war survivors reject resettlement plans

Their spokesperson, Mohamed Mbwana, said it would be prudent for the world to know the particulars of the Shifta war. He said the government owes the squatters in Lamu an apology for all the years of injustice. The squatters want reparation from the national government before the resettlement by the...

Kemri offers to solve Kakamega twins identity puzzle

Two identical girls who suspect they were separated at birth in 1999 will soon find out if they are indeed related. Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo, who reunited on Tuesday last week in Furfural village, Likuyani, Kakamega County, made an emotional plea for a DNA test....

Lonyangapuo gives three motorcycles for peace efforts

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has given three motorcycles to peace actors on the Pokot-Turkana-Marakwet border. He said yesterday at Lomut the bikes will help peace actors move along the border. Peace actors and elders are always ready to help in preventing conflicts along the border before they spiral out...

Your Planned AGM illegal, Murang’a’s Kahuti Water told

Water wars in Murang’a County are about to resume after Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s administration cautioned one of the water companies not to hold its planned annual general meeting, saying that doing so will be contravening the law. The county government, in an advertisement on Daily Nation...

Burial halted as body missing from Machakos mortuary

A family has been left stranded at a mortuary in Machakos after failing to trace the body of their 87-year-old father which they had gone to collect for burial. The burial of Samuel Mulei Kioko, which was to take place in Masii on Wednesday, was postponed indefinitely...

‘Will we ever get justice for Kisumu police cruelty?’

It was sombre in Kisumu's Kondele Social Justice Center in Kisumu as residents wept and shared heart-rending tales of police rape, beatings and torture during the 2017 post-election violence. They said on Wednesday that all their attempts to get justice through regular channels failed. Now they are now depending...

Nema shuts 3 companies in Nairobi for probe into toxic emissions

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has shut down three companies in Nairobi for investigations into reports of toxic emissions. Powerex, Edible Oils and Usafiplus companies, located along Mombasa Road, were closed indefinitely on Wednesday. The shutdown followed complaints by residents of emissions they said led to...

Hippo attacks, kills man as he bathes in Lake Victoria

A 27-year-old fisherman from Gwassi South in Homa Bay County has been killed by a hippopotamus while taking a bath at Rasira Beach in Lake Victoria. Mr Erick Ooko died instantly Tuesday evening after he was attacked by the hippo which bit him on the chest. According...

Meru County staff on the spot over threats to ‘Nation’ reporter

Police in Meru have recorded a statement from a county employee who threatened to harm a Nation journalist for writing a story perceived to be against the devolved unit. The man, who is in his late 20s, was Tuesday seized moments after Eastern regional police boss Eunice...

Water authority orders KPC clean-up of Makueni oil leak

Water Resources Authority has ordered Kenya Pipeline Company to immediately clean up an area at the source of Kiboko River in Makueni County following a leak on the new Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline. KPC technicians already repaired the leak which was detected two weeks ago but did not...

Scrap woman rep position – Governor Mutua

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has proposed the abolishing of the women rep position. The governor wants the post replaced with a reserved member of parliament position for women in a single constituency per county. Mutua said that this would reduce the number of legislators "bloating" the government. The governor spoke at...

Guns stolen as policemen watch UEFA Champions League in Nandi

Officers at the Kamworon Administration Police Post in Aldai, Nandi County were in for a rude shock on Tuesday night after they left their armoury unattended to just watch UEFA Champions League football. The officers must have been dealt a triple blow given that teams that Kenyans...

2 SGR workers injured in crash on Nairobi-Naivasha rail

At least two workers at Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) site have been injured after a mishap at a construction site. Four sources independently confirmed to the Nation the incident that a Chinese contractor wants buried. The incident happened between Kimuka and Nachu tunnel on the SGR route...
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