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Kenya wins African vote to seek UN Security Council seat

Kenya has been nominated as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret...

State to roll out cervical cancer vaccination 

The government is set to roll out mass vaccination of girls against cervical cancer in two weeks, even as doctors affiliated to the Catholic Church have contested the move citing a myriad of health complications.The Ministry of Health will give 10-year-old girls two free doses of the...

Funding hitch stalls health for all drive

Implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme has been delayed due to lack of funds.The Nation has established that the World Bank did not factor in the budget money for drugs and non-pharmaceuticals which was consequently not disbursed.According to communication by Health PS Susan Mochache Tuesday,...

Lawyer’s task as NLC new boss no walk in the park 

Vetting by MPs is what stands between Mr Gershom Otachi and his confirmation as National Land Commission's second chairman.President Uhuru Kenyatta picked Mr Otachi to lead the commission and his name and others have already been forwarded to the National Assembly for vetting.In line with the law, Mr...

What to look out for when census staff knock on your door

Kenya will conduct its sixth national census since Independence on the night August 24 that will extend up to August 31, 2019.The purpose of the exercise is to get reliable and detailed data on the size and distribution of the population in the country, as well as...

Senior KPA officials to face arrest in scam

Senior Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) officials are likely to be arrested over the Sh40 billion Kipevu Oil Terminal scandal being investigated by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Nation has learnt.The EACC has assembled at least 30 files to make its case in the matter, which...

State pledges to clean up polluted Athi River after ‘Nation’ exposé

The government has assured Ukambani residents that the heavily polluted Athi River will be cleaned up within the next four years before the completion of the multi-billion shilling Thwake Dam.Water Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu Tuesday said efforts are underway to ensure that the Sh64 billion dam,...

Teacher Training Colleges risk closure over performance

Thirty two public Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) throughout the country risk closure over low enrolment and poor grades.The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has warned the principals of the institutions to deal with the institutions’ challenges, or else universities will be asked to train the student teachers.“Why do...

Tycoon Humphrey Kariuki cries foul over tax evasion charges

Businessman Humphrey Kariuki, who was on Monday charged in connection to tax evasion, has claimed that unnamed persons are out to ruin his business by tarnishing his name.In a statement sent to newsrooms, Mr Kariuki said he spends less than 130 days a year in the country...

TSC to hold discussions with Kuppet

Teachers are set to meet their employer Thursday for talks on various issues. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has invited the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) for talks that will focus on the progress of the implementation of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA-2017-2021).The implementation...

Rwandan brewer apologises for sexist jokes on beer bottles

A Rwandan brewery apologised Tuesday for printing sexist jokes on its beer labels after its attempt at humour drew a stinging rebuke from some of the country's top female officials.Skol Brewery Limited also promised to immediately discontinue its "Live Laugh Lager" campaign, which saw the offending gags...

Petitioner wants CJ Maraga removed from office

The controversy surrounding a building leased out to the Judiciary seven years ago has come back to haunt Chief Justice David Maraga. The Judiciary entered into a lease agreement of the commercial building known as Elgon Place for use by Court of Appeal judges in 2013.In a...

Linturi’s wife Kitany testifies against him in divorce case

Former chief of staff at the Deputy President William Ruto’s office Marianne Kitany told a Nairobi court Tuesday that she had made millions before she met her estranged husband, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.Testifying in a divorce case she has filed before a Milimani court, Ms Kitany said...

Kebs on the spot over release of 23 tonnes of rotten ginger

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has been put on the spotlight after more than 23 tonnes of ginger oil imported from Vietnam was released despite a warning from the Port Health services questioning its safety.In documents seen by Nation, the Government Chemist through a report released...

Earth tremor rocks parts of the country

A tremor lasting about a minute was felt in parts of the country on Tuesday morning.No damages were reported but residents of Ruiru, Nairobi, Mombasa, Murang’a and Syokimau were left shaken.Reports suggest that a magnitude 4.6 quake struck north of Arusha in Tanzania at a depth of...

NYS I: Kabura, Gethi charged with money laundering

Eleven people, among them Josephine Kabura and Benson Gethi, have now been charged with money laundering after the prosecution amended the charges against them in the National Youth Service (NYS) I scandal.They now face a total of 16 counts after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Tuesday...

Census 2019: What you need to know and expect

With only three days to the 2019 National Census, many Kenyans in different parts of the country are still unaware on how the exercise will be conducted and the type of questions to expect from enumerators and supervisors.This will be the sixth population census since Independence and...

DeMathew’s hit ‘Peris Nduku’ echoes his death in road crash

There has been an outpouring of grief following the death of top Kikuyu Benga musician John Ng'ang'a Mwangi, popularly known as John DeMathew, in a grisly road crash near Thika Town on Sunday night.Since the news of his death broke, condolences have been pouring in from fellow...

Nandi Senator Cherargei arrested over incitement

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has been arrested at his Elgon View estate home in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County over alleged incitement remarks.Detectives on Tuesday morning raided the home of the senator where they arrested him.Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei boards a police van after he was arrested at...

MPs question Education PS Kipsang over sanitary pads tender

Members of Parliament have questioned how six companies which did not present the lowest bids were awarded tender to supply sanitary towels to school girls, leading to a loss of Sh25 million.In a meeting with Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang on Monday over audit queries, the lawmakers...

Viable steps to restore Nairobi and Athi rivers

Removing the poison that lurks in the deadly Nairobi-Athi-Galana-Sabaki River will be a tough call, but it is possible.A few years back, Kenyans would walk down the river to draw drinking water, wash clothes, bathe or just swim, but today, our investigations show that trying any of...

A brief history of the ‘Toxic Flow’ exposé

Forty-nine samples comprising water, sediments, fish, vegetables, crabs and other aquatic animals were collected.

Data on intersex people to remain confidential

The government has warned enumerators in next weekend’s population census that they risk being sued if they violate the confidentiality agreement concerning intersex people.“The enumerators are well aware of this because they have been trained on the issue,” Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Director General Zachary...

Speculation arises on Somalia’s plot to auction oil blocks

The maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia now under arbitration at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is likely to get murkier as details emerge that Somalia has scheduled to auction oil blocks within the contested sea territory in December, even before the ICJ delivers judgment...

Hero KDF serviceman who lost limbs in Somalia soldiers on

Senior Private Edwin Wekoba enjoyed leading soldiers to battle. He was thrilled by the frontline, driving a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) armoured personnel carrier as he took orders from his commander.Everything was fine until one morning in 2017, when his battalion from Gilgil was pursuing militants at...

Uhuru picks lawyer Gershom Otachi to head NLC

President Uhuru Kenyatta has picked lawyer Gerishom Otachi to lead the National Land Commission for the next six years.Mr Otachi, who co-owns Ogetto Otachi and Co advocates with solicitor General Kennedy Ogetto, was part of former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali’s legal team during his trial at the...

Flying squad re-arrest tycoon Humphrey Kariuki

Tycoon Humphrey Kariuki has been re-arrested by flying squad officers after being freed earlier on Sh11 million cash bail. The businessman, who was on Monday morning charged with tax evasion, was ordered to deposit his passports in court.Mr Kariuki, who was charged with tax evasion, is said...

Court directs govt to demarcate demonstration zones

The government has been directed to demarcate demonstration zones to ensure rights and freedoms of non-demonstrators are neither suspended nor interfered with.The court also directed the government to formulate regulations prescribing responsibilities for clean-up costs, maximum numbers (of demonstrators) and consents of persons or entities adjacent to...

Governor Kibwana remains in presidential race

Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana has denied reports that he has been meeting his colleagues Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Alfred Mutua (Machakos) in closed door meetings meant to sway the Kamba vote for their selfish ends. “For avoidance of doubt, Governor Kibwana has never attended any closed-door meetings...

19 killed in Uganda fuel truck blast

Nineteen people died when a fuel truck barrelled into other vehicles in a busy town in western Uganda and exploded, police said Monday.The blast occurred Sunday evening in the Kyambura trading centre, a mountainous area near the Queen Elizabeth National Park."Ten people died instantly when the fuel...
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