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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...

Tanzania journalist Kabendera’s case set for August 30

Tanzania on Monday set the hearing of an economic crimes case against journalist Erick Kabendera for August 30, 2019. Kabendera was charged on August 5 with money laundering, tax evasion and leading organised crime. He was arrested the previous week over what police said were issues concerning...

US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will two days before killing himself’

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his New York jail cell, US media reports say. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein's estate at more than $577 million (Sh58 billion) but listed no details of beneficiaries, the...

Detectives trace last moments of slain Nakuru businessman

Detectives investigating the murder of prominent Nakuru businessman David Mwangi Wachira are tracing his last movements and conversations, moments before he was attacked by unknown assailants on Saturday morning. Mr Wachira, 45, popularly known as Kamlesh, succumbed to injuries he suffered during the Saturday morning attack by...

Manchester United held by Wolves

Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba's penalty was saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux on Monday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took the lead through Anthony Martial's second Premier League goal of the season in the first half.Ruben Neves hit...

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...

Lorry crushes Kirinyaga businesswoman to death

A lorry has hit and killed a businesswoman in Kirinyaga County and a left boda boda rider injured. The victim died on the spot while the rider suffered leg and hand injuries and was rushed to hospital for treatment. The woman was going back home Tuesday after...

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...

Nakuru to use Sh1.4bn to revamp youth training centres

The Nakuru County government will use Sh1.4 billion allocated to the Vocational Training, ICT and E-Government docket in the 2019/2020 financial year to revamp vocational training centres in its 11 sub-counties. According to Governor Lee Kinyanjui, the county that is also eyeing a national polytechnic, will use...

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...

Raila enigma in the run-up to the 2022 presidential race

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga remains the man to watch ahead of the 2022 elections, with opinion divided on whether or not he should contest the presidency. While the former Prime Minister has said it is too early to discuss the 2022 race, politicians and...

Coast security bosses moved as war on drugs intensifies

The renewed war on drugs in the Coast by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has led to the reshuffle of top security bosses in the region. The three affected officers are Coast Regional Police Commander Marcus Ocholla, County Police Commander Johnston Ipara and County Commissioner Evans Achoki....

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...

Matungu shrine that stores the history of Wanga Kingdom

The Luhya regard the shrine of the Wanga Kingdom, located on the Mumias-Busia Road in Matungu, Kakamega County, with great reverence. Also known as the Nabongo Cultural Centre, the shrine contains the tombs of Wanga kings, including the community’s founder Nabongo Mumia. Locally known...

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...

University of Botswana to offer Brexit course

A course about Brexit, the UK's plan to leave the European Union, is to be offered as an option by the University of Botswana's history department. The course, called Modern Britain, will "study the crisis" as it happens, a notice shared on Twitter said. Students will, however,...

USA, Norway, Australia to pace Kipchoge’s sub two-hour run

Kipchoge, 34, was just 26 seconds short of target in his previous attempt.

Sudan’s Bashir ‘got Sh9bn from Saudi royals’

Khartoum, Omar al-Bashir received $90 million (Sh9 billion) in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial. The former president, who was forced from power by months of protests in April after 30 years...

Kenya to host Africa Bowls Championships

Kenya men and women’s team are out to cash on the home advantage as they launch their quest for the Africa State Bowls Championships title starting Tuesday at Nairobi Club and Karen Country Club.The country is hosting the championships for the first time since 2011 with six...

Floodlit Narok Stadium offers hope for sports talent

It is 8pm and we are on a fact-finding mission on the state of stadiums in Narok County. As we drive into Narok town, bright lights from Narok Stadium catch our attention, and we head straight to the gate.We explain our mission to two guards manning...

Road to Doha begins at National Championships

World Under-20 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet and Commonwealth 5,000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo are among the top contenders in women’s 5,000m semi-final heats slated for Tuesday as the National Athletics Championships start at the Nyayo National Stadium.Also in contention in the women’s 5,000m semi-finals are the 2017...

Gor Mahia’s Onyango bags MVP award

Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season during the LG/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) awards held in Nairobi on Monday night. Onyango was also voted the Defender of the Year in the awards...

Kenyans dominate hockey as swimming delivers first gold

Nyamira Girls Secondary School hockey goalkeeper Ritah Opit Monday made a string of saves to help her side beat Lindi Secondary School from Tanzania 5-0 at St Constantine's International School grounds, as the East Africa Secondary Schools Games entered crucial stages.This happened as the other Kenyan...

Mogonga glide through unfamiliar East Africa waters

Debutants Mogonga PAG Secondary School and St Joseph's Kirandich Secondary School from Kenya Monday advanced to the semi-finals on day four of this year's East Africa Secondary Schools Games.While Mogonga proceeded in boys' volleyball, Kirandich booked their slot in girls' handball, both with one preliminary match left...

Earthlight shines at Darley Prix Morny in France

Arizona, A'Ali and, Aroha completed the picture.

Four die, 67 in hospital after eating at Nyeri dowry ceremony

The Nyeri County health department has increased its surveillance after four people died after eating at a dowry ceremony at Ruirii village in Kieni constituency last Thursday. Director of Medical Services Nelson Muriu said residents who attended the ceremony trooped to hospitals exhibiting cholera-like symptoms. The food...

Musonye blasts age cheating in Cecafa U-15 tourney

Kenya maintained her 100 percent record at the ongoing Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) Under-15 Championship after Sunday's 4-0 triumph over Sudan in Eritrea.But in a related development, Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye has bemoaned reports of age-cheating at this age-group competition and urged national football chiefs...

Court orders reinstatement of 12 ousted Kirinyaga MCAs

Twelve embattled elected members of the Kirinyaga County Assembly who were ousted as chairmen of key house committees got a reprieve on Monday after the Kerugoya High Court ordered their reinstatement.  Justice Lucy Gitari ordered that status quo remains until the petition challenging the removal of the...
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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

WINDHOEK, Photo caption – Namibia’s boxer Mikka Shonena (R) and China’s Dong Youli prepare to battle it out at the World Boxing Organization...

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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