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St Anthony’s, Itigo close in on semis

Kenya's football representatives St Anthony's Boys Secondary School and Itigo Girls High School Tuesday kept alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages on day five of the East Africa Secondary Schools Games.Kenyan champions St Anthony's bounced back from Monday's 1-0 loss to defending champions Buddo Secondary...

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...

Can Thunder maintain top spot?

The battle for top spot in this year’s men’s basketball Premier League regular season took a new twist after Thunder rose to the summit at the weekend.Last Saturday, Thunder laboured to a 56-48 win over Strathmore University Blades in a nervy return leg match at Nyayo Gymnasium....

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...

Expanded Safari Tour to start at Nyali

The Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) Tuesday released dates for the 2019/20 Safari Tour Golf Series. The revamped series will now include 12 events across four East African countries; with seven events being held in Kenya, three in Uganda and one each in Rwanda and Tanzania.Commenting on...

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...

Ex-MP Reuben Ndolo charged over death threats

Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo was Tuesday charged with creating disturbance and threatening to kill. Mr Ndolo, who was charged alongside six others, appeared before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, where he denied the charges. He was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000. The former MP was...

Ailing Sarri could miss Juventus opener

Juventus begin their league campaign this weekend under new coach Maurizio Sarri as the multiple Italian champions gamble on the veteran delivering another style of Serie A title.The Turin giants start their quest for a ninth consecutive title in Parma on Saturday but could be without Sarri...

Italy PM Conte says to resign as crisis comes to a head

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition. "I'm ending this government experience here... I will go to the president of the republic...

Manchester United condemn racist abuse of Pogba

Manchester United said they "utterly condemn" the racist abuse their World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba received after he missed a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.The 26-year-old Frenchman has missed four penalties since the start of last season - the most by a...

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...

Colourful ceremony officially opens African Games

Morocco will be the meeting point for Africa’s sporting youth for the next 11 days after a colourful opening ceremony officially kicked off the 12th edition of African Games at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat on Monday. However, the 53,000-seater stadium was only half full despite...

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...

‘My mother cried,’ Balotelli reveals on Serie A return

Mario Balotelli said on Monday he had "thought of nothing else" after receiving an offer from Brescia, the club in the city where he grew up."I chose Brescia because when their offer came in, I didn't think about anything else," the much-travelled striker said at his presentation...

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...

Donald Trump becomes grandfather for 10th time

NEW YORK  US President Donald Trump has become a grandfather for the 10th time after his son Eric's wife Lara gave birth to a girl. "@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world. We love you already!" the president's son tweeted minutes...

DCI on the spot as Murang’a water firm MD yet to be charged

The Murang’a County government has written to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) seeking to know why detectives have not arrested and charged Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) Managing Director Daniel Ng’ang’a with forgery, a month after being directed to do so by the Directorate of...

Obama basketball jersey sells for Sh12 million

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama sold Monday for Sh 12 million ($120,000) , according to the Dallas auction house that sold it.The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou High School in Hawaii, where...

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...

Singapore to trial self-driving buses booked with an app

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state. Well-organised and high-tech, Singapore has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles, developing home-grown technology and inviting foreign companies...

Goons on the loose in Nyeri as succession politics heat up

Chaos and hooliganism is becoming synonymous with political rallies in Nyeri as security agencies remain complacent in the murky succession politics. For the third time now, rowdy youths have stormed and disrupted political meetings in Nyeri town as Jubilee Party factions Kieleweke and Tangatanga continue to fight...

Francis Kimanzi ‘aims higher’ on Harambee Stars return

Francis Kimanzi aims to be the first ever coach to lead Kenya to a Fifa World Cup.He was unveiled on Tuesday as Harambee Stars coach and will be assisted by Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno who doubles up as coach of top-flight side Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) FC."We did...

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...

Russia and China blast US medium-range cruise missile test

Moscow, Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow. The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this...

Suspected Shabaab militants destroy phone mast in Mandera

One person is nursing a bullet injury sustained in a crossfire between suspected Al-Shabaab militants and National Police Reservists (NPR) in Kheira Ali village, Bambo Location in Lafey, Mandera County. Another person, a police reservist, is reported missing after the Tuesday early morning incident. Wankara MCA Ahmed...

Messi, Ibrahimovic nominated for Puskas award

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by Fifa for its Puskas award for goal of the year.They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019.There are...

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...

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of Hong Kong discord campaign

Hong Kong, Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city. The American tech giants announced Monday they had suspended nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to the campaign,...

DeMathew urged unity, political tolerance just before he died

The late Kikuyu Benga musician John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John DeMathew left a message to Mt Kenya region and to the upcoming musicians ten minutes before he met his death on Sunday when his car rammed a lorry. DeMathew, who spoke shortly after conducting a...

Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba for Wolves draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolves after taking spot-kick duties from Marcus Rashford.Pogba wasted a chance to give United their second successive Premier League win when his penalty was saved by...
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Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

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Old people in Tharaka-Nithi threaten to shun census over cash

Hundreds of elderly people aged over 70 years from Muthambi Sub-County, Tharaka-Nithi County have threatened to boycott this year’s census and any...

Kenyan man VICTOR OKUMU jailed for 15 years in the UK for stealing Sh55 million jewelry (PHOTO)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019- A Kenyan man has been slapped with 15 years jail term for stealing jewelry worth £441,640(Sh55 million)The convict, Victor Okumu,...

Chinese boxer Dong Youli set to face Namibia’s Shonena in WBO fight

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Singer Harmonize strongly denies claims he will vie for parliamentary seat in 2020

Reports about his alleged political ambition first came into existence after his visit to his hometown in Mahuta village, Tandahimba in Mtwara, where his...

Kenya wins race for non-permanent seat at UN Security Council

Kenya has been nominated as the African candidate for United Nations (UN) Security Council seat. This was after Kenya defeated defeating Djibouti in second...

Kenya beats Djibouti in race for non-permanent seat at UN Security Council

The African Union (AU) has endorsed Kenya as the sole United Nations Security Council (UNSC) candidate. This means that Kenya has the...
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