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Outrage over Mary Wambui appointment to Employment Authority

Kenyans says former Othaya MP is out of touch with the realities of unemployed...

Insurance claim for car in Likoni tragedy settled

Detectives have inspected the car that was carrying Kighenda and her...

Moroccan jailed for abortion hopes pardon will bring reform

A Moroccan journalist, who walked free from a jail sentence for extramarital sex and an illegal abortion, says she hopes her case will spur a change in the law. Hajar Raissouni insisted she was innocent of the abortion charge, as she did throughout the trial, saying she had sought treatment...

Court bars Senate from probing Samboja’s impeachment

A court on Thursday barred the Senate from discussing or hearing the motion for Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja's impeachment pending determination of his case against the move. Justice Weldon Korir restrained the Senate's plenary, committees and members from probing the matter. On October 11, Mr Samboja sought court orders to stay...

Ministry alarmed by rising cases of bullying in Kenya’s schools

A report by the Education ministry has revealed shocking details on bullying in schools and noted the need for solutions. The ministry describes bullying as one form of violence in schools and states that in 2017, a collaborative survey led by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) ranked Kenya...

Youth congress ‘disappointed’ with Uhuru over State jobs

The National Youth Congress has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of betrayal over his habitual appointment of retirees to plum posts, some touching on youth affairs. Meanwhile, thousands of eligible young professionals continue to languish in unemployment. The congress said the Jubilee administration has been "riding on power on our bended backs"...

Court battle for Fidel’s property jolts Raila family

The legal fight for the control of the estate of Fidel Odinga, the son of Orange Democratic Leader Raila Odinga began in the High Court in Nairobi with a consent by his mother and widow to conduct paternity tests on twins born by a different woman. The twins, born months...

Tension at Vigilance House amid mass transfers of police officers

Tension is brewing at Vigilance House, the headquarters of the National Police Service, which has in recent days come under scrutiny over indiscipline amid an ambitious reform agenda. The crux of the matter is a policy that has seen hundreds of officers transferred in the recent past, causing unease in...

Treasury on the spot over Sh1bn insurance claims

The National Treasury is on the spot after it emerged that it is withholding more than Sh1 billion in insurance claims to civil servants who have died or got injured in the line of duty. This comes as Parliament launched investigations into the whereabouts of over Sh150 billion allocated by...

Kenya rolls out free cervical cancer vaccine

Kenya will Friday become the 16th African nation to roll out a free cervical cancer vaccine for 10-year-old schoolgirls. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which will be administered to 800,000 girls, will mainly be funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), who have disbursed $5,981,400 (about Sh600...

From Kibra slum to league of world’s top 100 pathologists

Dr Ahmed Kalebi has come a long way from his humble upbringing in Nairobi’s Kibra slums to become a major player in the fast-changing world of pathology. The Jamhuri High School alumnus was this week named among the 100 personalities around the world recognised for advancing medical laboratory science practice...

Coast public hospitals run out of drugs over Sh300m Kemsa debt

Major hospitals in the Coast have been hit by an acute shortage of drugs, putting thousands of lives at risk. Counties in the region owe the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) more than Sh300 million, which has seen some of them cut off drug supply. In total, 44 counties owe the...

Sudan declares ‘permanent ceasefire’ as peace talks hit snag

Sudan announced Wednesday a "permanent ceasefire" in the country's war zones even as a key rebel group threatened to pull out of peace talks, accusing government forces of bombing its territory. Juba has been hosting talks between new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's government and delegates from two umbrella groups of...

NYS scandal: Ngirita assets declared proceeds of crime

The Ngirita family, which has been accused of receiving millions of shillings from the National Youth Service, failed to demonstrate how they acquired properties and money that is subject to forfeiture to the government. In a reply filed in court, Assets Recovery Agency said the family has not demonstrated or...

Mumias needs Sh5bn to resume operations

Mumias Sugar Company (MSC) requires at least Sh5 billion for a smooth operational take-off, a task force has said. The Kakamega county government team on the revival of the miller says the board is inept and wants a court appointed administrator to take over. The administrator will be answerable to creditors,...

Raila family tussle: Court orders DNA tests to verify paternity of twins

A judge has ordered for a DNA test to be conducted on twins allegedly sired by the son of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s son Fidel Castro Odinga to confirm their paternity. Justice Aggrey Muchelule further directed the family members to cooperate during the extraction of blood samples among other requirements....

Syokimau-Suswa railway finally opens its doors to the public

President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened the second phase of the standard gauge railway (SGR) with the promise to complete the project to Malaba as was originally envisioned. The President said despite the challenges expected in taking the project beyond Suswa where it currently terminates, the railway will be built to...

Job seekers beware, scammers are on the prowl—EABL

The East African Breweries Limited has issued an alert about an advertisement purporting that the company is recruiting for a number of positions. The advertisement has been doing the rounds on social media and has also been circulating via WhatsApp, the popular messaging application. “This is false advertising and has not...

How the new JKIA-Westlands expressway will look like

The much-awaited Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)-Westlands expressway was on Wednesday commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Sh65 billion project was set to commence in August but was pushed to October and construction is set to begin soon. The 18.586-kilometre road project will start at JKIA and terminate at James Gichuru,...

Magoha slams inspectors over 3,000 unregistered schools

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Wednesday disclosed that there are a total of 3,000 unregistered schools in the country. Speaking at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Prof Magoha said that it was a shame that the schools were operating under the watch of the Ministry of Education...

MCAs bribed, coerced to reject Punguza Mizigo Bill: Ekuru Aukot

Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot has blamed bribery, coercion and political sycophancy as the main reasons for the rejection of his referendum initiative, the Punguza Mizigo Bill. At the same time, Mr Aukot appeared to reveal that his next battleground could be the corridors of justice, where he would...

Fury over report on MCAs’ high allowances

Some members of county assemblies are earning up to three times their salaries through hefty allowances, provoking outrage from Kenyans. Data from the Office of the Controller of Budget shows that Narok County spent an average of Sh765,639 per MCA, up from ShSh328,757. It was followed closely by Taita-Taveta, which...

MPs and government to blame for tea sector woes

When things go wrong in any public sector in Kenya, those responsible start pointing accusing fingers and passing the buck. This is happening in the tea sub-sector as a result of hue and cry from farmers due to low bonus payment this year. The Sunday Nation of October 6, 2019, reported...

NHIF system error put lives of Kenyans at risk

Thousands of Kenyans cannot access health services using their National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) card as their details are not reflected in the system despite paying Sh35 million in the year to June 2018. NHIF acting Chief Executive Officer Nicodemus Odongo on Tuesday shocked a parliamentary committee when he revealed...

Education ministry unveils Sh3 trillion five-year blueprint

The Education ministry plans to spend Sh3 trillion in the next five years to increase school enrolment, hire more teachers and boost the quality of learning. A report dubbed National Education Sector Strategic Plan for the Period 2018-2022 to be unveiled Wednesday in Nairobi by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha...

Uhuru dilemma over Kisumu Port delay

The national government is racing against time to launch the multi-billion shilling Kisumu Port even as experts raise concerns on the sustainability of the project. On Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta made an impromptu visit to the port to address the concerns. As the Kenya Port Authority insisted the facility was ready...

State on the spot over mental health crisis

Concern is growing over the startling spike in suicides, especially among teens. A few weeks before a 14-year-old girl killed herself in Bomet County, the Nation team had accompanied a counsellor to her aunt’s home in Kikuyu, Kiambu. She had been invited to talk to her 13-year-old niece, who her parents...

Next SGR phase to be launched as China cuts funding

The government plans to launch an expensive railway line that ends in the middle of nowhere after the Chinese government pulled the plug on funding for the next phase. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the government will launch four infrastructure projects on Wednesday, among them the double-decker Nairobi express...

Met warns of flash floods, landslides and storms

Kenyans were on Tuesday put on high alert over the possibility of floods, landslides and storms in several parts of the country. The weatherman warned the nation to expect rainfall of more than 20 millimetres in the north east, central, Nairobi, south east and Coast. Most regions will be wet...

Kenya named the most generous in Africa, report reveals

Kenya is the most generous country in Africa, a new report shows. It is also the second most improved country globally and the 11th overall, with 47 per cent. According to the World Giving Index (10th edition) released on Tuesday by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), more than half of...
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On November 11, 2008, DP William Ruto, then Eldoret North MP while appearing on an episode of Churchill Live, narrated to Kenyans how retired...

Raila in Tough Spot After Fidel’s DNA Court Order

Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga is at a crossroads after the court ordered a DNA test on his late son Fidel Odinga. The...

Linus Kaikai Tears Into Uhuru in Bitter Rant [VIDEO]

Director of Strategy and Innovation at Royal Media Services, Linus Kaikai, on Thursday, October 17, attacked President Uhuru Kenyatta after the appointment of...

Bizarre Ritual Raila Conducted on Son Fidel After Death – Miguna

Controversial lawyer and one time Raila Odinga's personal advisor (2009-2011) Miguna Miguna on Friday, October 18, escalated his largely one-sided row with the...

Little-Known Suswa to Undergo Ksh700M Revamp After Uhuru’s Visit

Suswa, a small town along the Nairobi-Narok major road, turned heads when the phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway was launched on...
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