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Longisa Referral Hospital on the spot after woman’s death

Longisa County Referral Hospital in Bomet County is on the spot after a woman died, three days after undergoing a surgical operation during delivery. Bomet Senator Christopher Langat has demanded an explanation on the circumstances under which Ms Florence Tompos, who delivered through caesarean section, was released,...

Murang’a town roads to be lined with fruit trees, official says

The Murang’a County government will form next week plant over 500 fruit trees in Murang’a town in a project aimed at uplifting the face of the town. According to Murang’a Town Administrator Jeremiah Mwirigi, the project will run from Maragua to Murang’a town, and then to Sagana,...

Two arrested in Makueni over death of mother’s lover

Two men accused of killing their mother's lover in Mbukuni Village in Makueni County, have been arrested. Boniface Masavu, 30, and Kyalo Masavu 25, were arrested on Wednesday and detained at Kilome Police Station for questioning in connection with the killing of Mr Kiendi Kivutha, 52. Their...

Gem MP records statement over man’s assault in Kisumu

Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo has recorded a statement with the police following an incident in which he is accused of assaulting a young man in Kisumu on Tuesday afternoon. In a 41-second video that has gone viral, the legislator is seen confronting Mr Maurice Ochieng Oduor around...

Police rescue three children from Voi in Mombasa

Three children who went missing in Voi two days ago, have been found hiding in a culvert in Kibarani, Mombasa County. The stranded minors were rescued by police officers on patrol. One of the officers attached to Changamwe Police Station who rescued the minors on Tuesday morning...

Raila, Esipisu visit Bomet Governor Laboso in UK hospital

Former prime minister and Opposition leader Raila Odinga together with Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Manoah Esipisu have visited Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso at a London hospital. Dr Laboso is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment. She left for the UK on Wednesday, May 29,...

Four injured in attack by a hyena in a Tana River village

Four men were seriously injured after they were attacked by a hyena in Wayu vil-lage, Tana River County on Tuesday evening. According to Wayu Chief Ali Godana, the four had set out to hunt for the hyena after it attacked one person earlier while he was grazing....

Tana river man handed life sentence for defiling girl, 5

A man was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Hola Court for defilement.  The court heard that Doyo Said alias "Akram" defiled a five-year-old girl at their home on November 17, 2017.   The victim's mother told the court that Doyo, 20, who was a...

Explain Kilifi teen pregnancy figures, MP tells NGOs

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) tackling gender-based violence in Kilifi County have been asked to explain how they determined that the county recorded 17,000 teenage pregnancies last year. Kilifi North MP Owen Baya said he suspects that they exaggerated the figures in bad faith and for selfish gain. Speaking...

Herbalist arrested after baby dies after he’s put in hot water

Police in Trans Nzoia County have arrested a herbalist who allegedly killed a one-year-old child by placing him in hot water to cure him of cerebral palsy. Trans Nzoia County Commander Ayub Ali said Millicent Akinyi, 22, boiled water, put it in a container, added salt...

The Sikh masterpiece that defines Kericho

Gurdwara Sahib, one of the largest Sikh temples in Kenya, has defined and transformed the skyline of Kericho, a town in the South Rift known for its lush tea estates. The 100-foot-high twin domes, numerous smaller ones and minarets that stick out as characteristic of the Sikh...

St Stephens Girls School closed after attack on journalists

St Stephens Girls Secondary School in Machakos has been closed and students sent on an early mid-term break as probe into the Monday attack on KTN journalists continues. The closure of the institution in Kyumbi, Machakos County, was announced by Ministry of Education Assistant Director of Quality...

Nakuru Speaker puts MCAs on the spot over delayed reports

Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Joel Maina Kairo has warned House committees that are delaying in submitting reports that action will be taken against them. Mr Kairo said the elected and nominated ward reps have a constitutional obligation to generate legislation that will impact on the lives of...

Rasso: Disarmament of police reservists bad for security

Saku MP Ali Rasso has raised concern over the manner in which disarmament of Kenya Police Reservists is being done, saying that it was a factor in the increased insecurity that is currently being witnessed in Marsabit County. The concerns come just days after five people were...

Coast KCPE star Mary Mutua succumbs to cancer after brave battle

Mary Mutua, a star of the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams, has succumbed to cancer at Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa County. The parents of the bright girl who suffered from bone marrow cancer had been planning to fly her back to India for...

Priest stabbed to death in Meru, 2 suspects arrested

A Catholic priest of the Meru Diocese was on Tuesday stabbed twice in the head outside a popular entertainment spot at Makutano shopping centre in Imenti North. Fr Eutycas Murangiri Muthuri, a 32-year-old who was based at Limbine Parish in Tigania West Sub-county, died at the scene...

Murang’a MCAs approve sale of controversial land in Kabati

The Murang’a County Assembly has approved a proposal by the Lands Committee to the controversial piece of land in Kabati. The assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to have the land sold and the proceeds used to boost development, especially water projects. The 34-acre piece of land...

Missing Don Bosco student’s body found in pit latrine

Police in Nyamira County on Monday night retrieved a decomposing body of a 17-year-old Form Three student from a pit latrine at St Don Bosco Secondary School in Gesima. Cliff Mayieka had been missing for two weeks. Parents, friends and relatives of the boy stormed the school...

Woman arrested for sewing up son’s mouth over bad grades

Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a woman accused of sewing up her 10-year-old child's mouth because he attained poor grades. Her arrest came hours after the incident was highlighted in the media. Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya said police took the woman for questioning. “She was...

Nyeri court adjourns dog theft case  

A court in Nyeri has adjourned a criminal case in which an assistant chief is accused of stealing two dogs belonging to televangelist Thomas Wahome. Kihuri Assistant Chief Paul Gachiri Wageni’s lawyer David Onsare told court that he was not prepared. MORE TIME Appearing before Othaya Senior...

Naivasha woman sews up son’s mouth over poor school grades

Residents of Maai Mahiu in Naivasha, Nakuru County have been left in shock after a woman sewed up the mouth of her Class Five son over declining performance in school. The Saturday incident left neighbours shocked and in disbelief. A local, who spoke on condition of anonymity,...

Suspect steals guns, stages dramatic escape from police post

By EVANS KIPKURAA suspect taken to a police post in Marakwet East by his brothers, on allegations of theft and attempted suicide, stole two G3 rifles and made a dramatic escape hours later. Abel Kilimo Rop, 26, escaped from Liter Police Post in Tot at about 12.50pm on...

St Stephens Girls Principal John Kyalo out on Sh1m bond

St Stephens Girls Secondary School Principal John Musyoki Kyalo who was on Tuesday charged with assaulting two KTN journalists, has been released on a Sh1 million bond and a surety of a similar amount.  Appearing before Machakos Senior Principal Magistrate Evans Keago, the prosecution stated that on...

Amid doctors’ strike, Laikipia explains pay, promotions

The Laikipia government has accused doctors who went on strike on Tuesday morning of frustrating the health sector and the operations of the two referral hospitals in Nanyuki and Nyahururu. County Secretary Karanja Njora said their complaint about the county's failure to implement a collective bargaining agreement...

Crisis as patients flock Embu after Kirinyaga hospital crisis

The Embu Referral Hospital has been plunged into a crisis due to high numbers of patients from the neighbouring Kirinyaga County seeking treatment there. Health workers at the Kerugoya Referral Hospital have gone on strike protesting t poor working conditions. The workers laid down their tools on...

Eldoret police arrest six found at Mandago brother’s grave

Police in Eldoret are holding six people who were found at the grave of Mr John Kinyor Kirwa, a brother of Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, hours after he was buried in Kuinet in Soy, Uasin Gishu County. Emmanuel Kiplimo, Moses Karanja, John Wafula, Kennedy Wafula,...

Matungu security operation extended  by a month

The government has extended security operation targeting criminal gangs in Matungu, Kakamega County, by a month. Kakamega County Police Commander Wilkister Verah said security agencies will now shift focus on illicit brew dens and contraband goods. SECURITY OPERATIONS Last month, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i toured the...

Kakamega man stabs and kills his wife then commits suicide

A village in Kakamega County is in mourning after a man stabbed his wife to death and then committed suicide. Noah Inyangala, 34, is reported to have viciously attacked his wife on suspicion that she was having a love affair with a neighbour. The incident happened in...

Elephants disrupt learning in Voi schools

Parents in Ndii, Taita Taveta County, have threatened to withdraw their children from school due to increased cases of human-wildlife conflict in the area. The Mlundinyi Primary School parents said they were concerned about the safety of their children after herds of elephants invaded the area. They...

Suspected Shabaab attackers kill police reservist in Mandera

There was heavy gunfire between the Kenya security personnel and suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Monday night in Fino in Mandera County. One Police reservist was killed in the clash with the suspected militants. Fino MCA Saad Sheikh said the reservists came face to face with the group...
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