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Mzalendo Kibunjia escapes jail in case to open access road

National Museums of Kenya (NMK) Director-General Mzalendo Kibunjia escaped jail on Thursday as a court dismissed a businessman's application for him to be punished on allegations of contempt.Mr Segior Lieman had asked the Environment and Land Court to commit Dr Kibunjia to six months in civil jail...

Tanzanian court sentences 3 Muslims to death for murder

A court in Tanzania has sentenced three Muslims to be hanged for decapitating four Christians in 2015 during an outbreak of violence fuelled by religion, a legal source said. The East African country maintains the death penalty on its statutes, although nobody has been executed since 1994....

Fire at Kanja School in Embu leaves a trail of destruction

Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed when a huge fire broke out at a secondary school in Embu County. The Wednesday night inferno started in one of the dormitories at Kanja Mixed Secondary School and left a trail of destruction. According to witnesses, the students were doing...

How Africa Cup of Nations hosts fared in opening match

Results of first matches of previous Africa Cup of Nations hosts ahead of 2019 tournament opener between Egypt and Zimbabwe in Cairo Friday (year, hosts, result, final placing):1957 Sudan Sudan 1 Egypt 2 Semi-finals1959 Egypt Egypt 4 Ethiopia 0 Champions1962 Ethiopia Ethiopia 4 Tunisia 2 Champions1963 Ghana...

DPP fails in attempt to charge Assa Nyakundi with murder

Kenya’s chief public prosecutor has failed to have city lawyer Assa Nyakundi, who shot his son dead, charged with murder.Mr Noordin Haji’s bid flopped on Thursday when Mr Nyakundi appeared before the High Court in Nairobi, owing to a pending manslaughter case in Kiambu.Mr Nyakundi’s lawyers put...

Africa at a glance: ICC asks Sudan junta to handover Bashir

ICC asks Sudan junta to handover Bashir International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says circumstances have changed dramatically for the people of Darfur to get a shot at justice. Following the ouster in April and charging of former Sudan ruler Omar al-Bashir for domestic crimes, Bensouda said...

Man sues Mandera County govt over cancelled staff hiring

The Mandera County government has been dragged to the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi following the cancellation of a recent mass recruitment of staff. A petitioner, Ibrahim Mohamud Ibrahim, has moved to court seeking to have the cancellation of hiring of at least 1,000 people...

‘Why not us?’ Zimbabwe’s Kadewere dreams of success in Egypt

While Tino Kadewere admitted to rooting for Mohamed Salah and Liverpool in this season's Premier League title race, the Zimbabwe forward will be looking to upstage the Egypt star in Friday's curtain-raiser at the Africa Cup of Nations.Zimbabwe will be making just their fourth appearance at the...

Men who eat yoghurt weekly less likely to get colon cancer, study shows

Eating two or more weekly portions of yoghurt may help to lower the risk of men developing abnormal growths in the colon that usually occurs precedes bowel cancer.According to research published on Wednesday in the online edition of the medical journal Gut, the consumption of yoghurt was...

Fearful of elephant attacks, some in Botswana cheer hunting’s return

KASANE, An elephant carcass lies at the edge of a field in Legotlhwana village, northeast Botswana -- evidence of the desperation and anger felt by a farmer whose crops have been repeatedly destroyed. Ishmael Simasiku, 71, indignantly recounts how he was guarding his field as he does...

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel’s Netanyahu warns ‘enemies’

JERUSALEM, With tensions rising between Israel's ally the US and its arch-foe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state's enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. "I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction," Netanyahu said in...

Mandera’s improved roads end years of anguish for locals

Mr Hussein Mohamud is a livestock trader in Mandera County. Soft spoken and with a dyed beard, he appears to be from another era not too long ago, one in which the rough terrain that was the roads in Mandera demanded thick-skinned travellers. No motorist would...

‘I was in a wheelchair, now I’m at Real Madrid’

New Real Madrid signing Ferland Mendy says he was told he might never play football again after hip surgery as a 15-year-old left him in a wheelchair.The France defender, 24, joined Real on a six-year contract from Lyon last week in a deal worth up to £47.1m...

Jaffer Isaak Sora arrested with 445kg bhang in Marsabit

Former presidential aspirant Jaffer Isaak Sora has been arrested in Marsabit town after police found 445 kilograms of bhang in his vehicle.Eastern region police boss Esther Kihiko said the 45-year-old politician was ferrying the drugs suspected to have been sourced from Ethiopia in his Toyota Prado trailer.Mr...

Egypt says Erdogan claims over Morsi death ‘irresponsible’

CAIRO, Egypt's foreign minister on Thursday condemned as "irresponsible" accusations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his ousted Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi had been killed. In a statement, Sameh Shoukry strongly condemned the "repeated, irresponsible accusations by the Turkish president about Egypt," following Morsi's death on...

US confirms Iran shot down its drone

Washington, A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province...

Security chiefs put Narok on red alert for terror, identify hotspots

Narok County has been put on red alert for terrorism, security chief considering it fertile ground for recruitment and radicalisation. This is according to resolutions reached during a three-day workshop on how to prevent and counter violent extremism in the county. Security stakeholders who met at the...

Messi and VAR rescue Argentina in Paraguay stalemate

A Lionel Messi penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay on Wednesday as the two-time world champions once again struggled at the Copa America.Messi swept in a 57th-minute spot-kick at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao Stadium to cancel out a first-half opener from Paraguay's Richard Sanchez.Argentina also...

Judge Odunga’s rulings centre stage at Court of Appeal interview

High Court judge George Odunga's past rulings returned to haunt him on Wednesday when he was interviewed for the position of a Court of Appeal judge.Judge Odunga was among 35 candidates the Judicial Service Commission listed for interviews between June 17 and July 1.Commissioner Macharia Njeru asked...

Sudan army ruler calls on protest leaders to resume talks

Khartoum, Sudan's army ruler Wednesday called on protest leaders to resume talks on the transfer of power without any conditions, as tension between the two sides persists after the bloody dispersal of demonstrators. Dozens of protesters were killed and hundreds wounded on June 3 when a weeks-long...

130 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria: monitor

BEIRUT, Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday with clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters killing 130 combatants in two days, a war monitor said. The Idlib region, home to some three million people, is supposed to be protected by a months-old international truce deal, but...

Lamu NGO starts campaign to save endangered sea turtles

A non-governmental organisation in Lamu has launched massive campaigns focusing entirely on protecting critically endangered sea turtles in the region. The Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LaMCoT), a local NGO, has now embarked on developing a holistic ecosystem based approach aimed at conserving and managing the sea turtle...

Man arrested over Emiliano Sala’s death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala who died in a plane crash.The striker, who had signed with Cardiff City, was killed in the crash along with pilot David Ibbotson.A 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire had been...

Commuting nightmare in DR Congo capital Kinshasa

Cities almost everywhere have transport problems -- just ask people stuck in traffic jams or overcrowded trains for their opinion.But daily travel in Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), may well have the best claim on World's Worst Commuter Nightmare.In a mega-hub of 13 million,...

70-year-old arrested over stoning of Uganda president’s car

A man said to be in his 70s has been arrested in Arua Town, in northern Uganda, over allegations of stoning President Yoweri Museveni’s car last year. Police summoned Mr Omar Risasi Amabua on Tuesday to record a statement over the incident, and later took him into...

Concern as computers lie idle in public schools

The government is concerned over the lack of use of computers donated to public primary schools. ICT Authority chief executive officer, Dr Katherine Getao said 22,000 primary schools received computers which have not been put into use. She called on parents to demand teachers teach their children...

Write off Harambee Stars at your peril, warns Oliele

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Central Rift branch secretary Francis Oliele has backed Harambee Stars to upset the odds and go "as far sa they can" in the Africa Cup of nations in Egypt.Oliele believes the national team will cause shockwaves in Cairo during the biennial continental showpiece...

Jitters over Uhuru visit to Ruto tuff amid growing rift

Guarded enthusiasm and measured expectations Wednesday greeted news that President Uhuru Kenyatta will make his first visit to his deputy William Ruto’s home county this year as the rift between them continues to widen.The President is expected to preside over the relaunch of Eldoret-based textile factory, Rivatex,...

China’s former Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery

BEIJING, Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting $2.1 million in bribes -- a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice minister of public security. The Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court said Meng "showed repentance" during the hearing,...

Three arrested in Naivasha for invading private land

Police in Naivasha have arrested three elderly villagers who attempted to invade a parcel of land belonging to Mr Benjamin Kipkulei, a former senior servant in former President’s Daniel arap Moi’s administration. Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya told the Nation that security officers have been dispatched...
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