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Govt task force demolishes houses on riparian land in Kisii

Dozens of houses built on riparian land in Kisii town were on Wednesday demolished by a multi-agency task force. Locals claimed they were caught by surprise in the demolition of more than 100 houses along Nyakomisaro river. Police presence was heavy during the exercise that began in the morning,...

Squatters on JM Kariuki land in Nyandarua now face eviction

Over three thousand squatters living on a land belonging to former Nyandarua politician JM Kariuki in are in dilemma following an eviction threat by the family. The late politician's family has already reclaimed about 90 acres of land which the squatters have been cultivating for over three...

Kibos River bridge in near collapse as soil beneath eroded

Residents of Chiga and Kibos in Kisumu East are living in fear of a looming collapse of Kibos bridge that links Kisumu town with its environs. They say the bridge on River Kibos that also connects Kisumu East and Muhoroni sub-counties could crumble after the ground started...

Court finds Briton guilty of possession of bomb materials

British terror suspect Jermaine Grant has been convicted of being in possession of bomb making materials that were to be used in launching a terror attack in Kenya. In a ruling delivered in Mombasa on Wednesday, the court said that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt...

Name and shame corrupt Kenyans, Mutua tells the West

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has asked western countries to help Kenya fight corruption and drug trafficking. Speaking on Tuesday during the unveiling of Mars Wrigley Confectioneries plant in Athi River, Dr Mutua challenged the US and the European Union to make public their databases on Kenyan drug...

2 dead, 9 hospitalised in suspected anthrax outbreak

Two people have died in Meru from suspected anthrax outbreak that has left nine other fighting for their lives. A statement issued by the Meru County government on Wednesday said the nine are receiving treatment at the Muthara Level IV Hospital. The patients were admitted with swellings...

In a man’s world, Muslim woman defies odds as tuk-tuk driver

She operates on her own terms in a conservative community where reservations, mainly as a result of her religion and job, put her at odds in getting clientele.  Forty-year-old Farida Shenga, a tuk-tuk driver, is beating the odds to put food on the table for her...

Political cracks deepen in Meru’s Kiraitu, Linturi alliance

Political temperatures in Meru County have risen in the last one month leading to what is now seen as cracks in the alliance between Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Senator Mithika Linturi. The two political allies, who rode to power through the ‘Kikali’ (Kiraitu, Kajuju and Linturi) line-up,...

Lamu’s Boni community gets title deeds after 56 years wait

After 56 years of waiting, members of the Boni minority group who live in Lamu County have finally received title deeds for their land. On Tuesday, the Lamu County government issued a total of 6,232 title deeds to residents of ten villages in the region, out of...

Officer killed, three injured in suspected bandit attack

A police officer was on Tuesday killed while three others were seriously injured after they were ambushed by suspected bandits in Marti, Samburu County. The injured are receiving treatment at Samburu County Referral Hospital in Maralal town. The hospital's medical superintendent Silas Lodoke said the victims...

Release Mwea land report to end unrest – Kirinyaga leaders

Dispute over the land pitting Embu and Kirinyaga counties has raged for decades,

Kibwezi Knut officials charged with disrupting training

Three officials of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) have been in charged with disrupting the ongoing training of tutors on the new curriculum. The trio denied the charges and were freed on Sh20,000 cash bail each or Sh100,000 bond by a Makindu court. Kibwezi Sub...

Fishermen net bombs in Lake Victoria

Fear engulfed a fishing village in Kiumba Beach in Rusinga Island in Homa Bay County after a group of fishermen came ashore with three bombs instead of fish. The fishermen, who were on their usual fishing expedition on Lake Victoria on Monday evening expected to catch fish,...

Tough times for matatus as tuk tuks invade Nakuru town

For a long time, matatus have enjoyed the public transport monopoly within Nakuru town. The 14 seater matatus used to be the main mode of public transport for commuters residing and working within Nakuru town and its environs, giving the operators the power to regulate fares at...

Motorists spend night on Suswa jam as floods cut off road, again

Hundreds of motorists spent several hours in a traffic snarl up on Tuesday night on as floodwaters cut off Narok-Mai Mahiu road, again. With heavy traffic jam stretching several kilometres on both sides, motorists from both directions began to overlap worsening the situation. Narok East sub-county police...

Boss Shollei ruffles political feathers in DP Ruto’s backyard

Uasin Gishu Woman Rep Gladys Boss Shollei has ruffled political feathers in Deputy President William Ruto’s backyard over her leadership style. Unlike other leaders from the region who have been known for their sycophancy, the former Judiciary registrar has instead opted to carry out her mandate...

Kibwezi Knut officials arrested for disrupting curriculum training

Makueni police on Tuesday arrested two officials of the Kenya National Union of Teachers over the disruption of a teacher training on the new curriculum. Secretary Gabriel Kisilu and Treasurer Mirriam Mwania were arrested for allegedly leading junior officials in disrupting the exercise at Isunguluni Primary School,...

Motorists stuck as floods cut off Narok-Mai Mahiu road again

Motorists were stranded in Suswa on Tuesday as floodwaters cut off Narok-Mai Mahiu road. The water flowed from the Mt Longonot area, where it had rained heavily. It does not rain much in Suswa. Traffic snarl-ups on both sides of the road were the result, some motorists...

Jumba la Mtwana harbours secret of bygone Swahili era

Jumba la Mtwana in Mtwapa, Kilifi County, is an ancient stone town set amid shady trees, its former glory captured in the ruins. The name literally means ‘the large house of the slave’. According to our tour guide, Mr Ali Makame, there are no written records of...

Disaster looms as defilement, rape reign in populous Langas

Crowded dusty and dirty streets link hundreds of shanties that make the populous Langas estate in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. From one street to another, stinky sewers and uncollected garbage highlight the struggles the residents face each day. If there are no banana peels on the road,...

Lack of statements delays tycoon’s human trafficking case

The trial of Mombasa tycoon Asif Amirali Alibhai Jetha over human trafficking did not begin as expected on Tuesday as the state had not supplied witness statements. The court was informed that the Director of Public Prosecution was yet to supply statements including those of 12 Nepalese...

Senate committee to push for Mwea rice scheme title deeds

The Senate Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources has said it will recommend that thousands of farmers who grow rice in the expansive Mwea Irrigation Scheme get title deeds. The committee, sitting at the Wangu’ru National Irrigation Board offices in Kirinyaga County on Tuesday, noted that...

Food prices in Taita Taveta rise as long rains fail

Food prices are on the rise in Taita Taveta due to the failed long rains, further rising the cost of living for poor households in the county. Residents are now being forced to dig deeper into their pockets to access basic foodstuffs due to rise in...

Two suspects arrested over robberies in Kayole, Naivasha

Police are holding two suspects in connection with a spate of robberies that has rocked Kayole in the outskirts of Naivasha town, Nakuru County. A detective involved in the investigations said they have strong evidence linking the two to the thefts that have left victims devastated. The...

Death toll in Marsabit Kala azar outbreak now rises to seven

The death toll in the Kala azar outbreak in Marsabit County has risen to seven after three patients succumbed to the disease last week. The deaths come even as the county government rushes against time to distribute nets and spray areas affected by the outbreak....

Chiefs pursue Turkana herders in Uganda for Huduma Namba

Kenya has dispatched chiefs from Turkana to Uganda to woe more than 40,000 pastoralists from the county who crossed over in search of pasture and water to register for the Huduma Namba in the National Integrated Management System (Niims). County Commissioner Boniface Wambua said that the team...

Nakuru County to spend Sh1bn on Afraha Stadium facelift

The Nakuru County government has embarked on a major renovation of Afraha Stadium at a cost of Sh1 billion. At the same time, the county also plans to establish a modern training camp for athletics and other sports in Keringet, Kuresoi South Constituency. The Afraha Stadium...

‘Hustler student’ appeals for school fees assistance

Seventeen-year-old Kamau Wanjeri is not your typical Form Two student. While many of his peers are spending the April holiday playing video games, skateboarding or studying, Kamau has for the last two years been his family’s breadwinner. When Kamau is not hawking toys on the streets of...

Nyumba Kumi official hacked to death in Lamu

A volunteer with Kenya Red Cross Society, who is also an official of Nyumba Kumi, has been hacked to death in Mbwajumwali village in Lamu East. Ms Amina Bakari, 30, who was a volunteer peer educator with the Red Cross, was attacked with a panga by unknown...

Food hawking in Nyeri County banned over cholera fears

The Nyeri County Health department has banned food hawking following cases of cholera outbreaks in several counties in the country. Health Executive Racheal Kamau has also ordered the re-inspection of food outlets in the county to ensure conformity with the Public Health Act. She urged Nyeri residents...
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