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Harambee Stars hold first training session in Cairo

Harambee Stars on Wednesday kicked off their final preparations ahead of their opening Group C match in the Africa Cup of Nations against Algeria on Sunday.Stars, under the watchful eye of head coach Sebastien Migne, held their first training session in Cairo Wednesday evening in a training ground...

How Kenya land system has killed agriculture

While you can easily get an acre of good farmland for between Sh200,000 and Sh400,000 in many parts of the US, you need between Sh1 million and Sh10 million to get the same size in the high-potential areas of Kenya.And while the farmer in the US will...

Iran says has shot down US drone over its territory: state TV

TEHRAN, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US "spy drone" over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television. "The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force" in the country's southern coastal province of...

Shock as Form One student hangs himself in Elburgon

A Form One student has committed suicide at Kasarani estate in Elburgon, Nakuru County. Molo Sub-County Police Commander Isaac Odumbe said the body of Fredrick Kibugi was Wednesday evening found dangling from the roof of his room by his aunt. "There were no suicide notes at the...

Manga Hills: Fortress, shrine and culture trove

Among the Abagusii, the Manga Hills in Nyamira County are sacred. The majestic elevations are located in beautiful scenery that offers picturesque picnic sites.Down the hills is the Manga Escarpment, which offers a rich, refreshing and breathtaking view. A steep, rocky, ragged five-kilometre cliff line rises above...

Xi arrives in North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks

President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday on a historic trip to reboot a troubled alliance, as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US President Donald Trump. Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14...

New Sh600m matatu terminus to decongest Nyeri town

Nyeri County will spend Sh600 million to build a new matatu terminus at Asian Quarters ground despite uncertainty over the relocation of a dumpsite at the proposed site. The project will be implemented within two years by the Nyeri Town Municipality Board and will be financed through...

Wake-up call to hasty Internet users: Big brother is watching

How many times do you post your location in real-time, say when on holiday, including the hotel you are staying in? How many times have you happily used free Wi-Fi to not only chat with friends, but also make financial transactions? Or used office Wi-Fi to, say,...

US issues security alert after attack rumours in Tanzania

In a rare security alert, the US embassy in Tanzania has told its citizens to take precautions over rumours of impending attacks in a tourist area of the main city Dar es Salaam. "There are rumours of impending attacks in the Masaki area of Dar es Salaam,...

Shamberere student killer detained for 10 days

A student at the Shamberere Technical Training Institute in Kakamega North Sub-County was on Wednesday arraigned for the murder of his fellow student on Monday night after a confrontation in a suspected love triangle. Mr Denis Mwangu is accused of stabbing Denis Mainde to death at the...

Big debate as nearly all students fail bar exams

Eighty per cent of law students who sat their bar exams in November 2018 did not qualify to be admitted into practice.Only 308 of 1,572 from 38 local and international universities passed the exams, representing only 20 per cent.Results released by the Council of Legal Education (CLE)...

EACC questions 15 Meru MCAs over punch-up in assembly

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday started questioning some Meru MCAs over a scuffle that happened during swearing in of their nominated colleague. The MCAs reportedly exchanged blows on April 11 when Ms Secondina Kanini was expected to take her oath of office to replace...

Thrilling action on offer for fans at Kasarani trials

I want to take this opportunity to invite the public to this weekend’s African Games athletics trials, starting Thursday all through to Saturday at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.I dare say that the event is like a ‘mini Olympics’ for Kenya and you will definitely not go...

Tory MPs choose final two in battle to succeed Theresa May

Conservative MPs will decide Thursday who will join Boris Johnson in the final two battling become Britain's next prime minister, with three contenders jostling for the second spot.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Interior Minister Sajid Javid are vying to join Johnson on the...

IG: No more unauthorised road blocks

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has ordered traffic officers to stop erecting road blocks or conducting traffic checks on highways without their seniors’ permission as he moves to stem rampant corruption on Kenyan roads.Henceforth, traffic check points and road blocks on highways must be approved mounted...

Mercy Masika gets key UN role

Kenyan gospel musician Mercy Masika has been appointed as the UN refugee agency’s national goodwill ambassador for Kenya.Before her appointment, Ms Masika served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) high profile supporter, championing the agency’s LuQuLuQu campaign to change the narrative of the African refugee....

Kisumu Day, Kobala set sights on football titles in Nyanza region

Kisumu Day High School and Kobala Girls Secondary have set their sights on winning boys and girls’ titles when Nyanza Region Term Two Games that start on Thursday at Kisumu Boys High School.Kisumu Day, the 2015 Nyanza region Under-20 football champions, have missed out on the national...

Uhuru signs into law bill to release Sh161bn expenditure

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the 2019 Supplementary Appropriation Bill, regularising the spending of Sh161 billion in the current financial year though it had not been appropriated by the National Assembly.National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Majority Leader Aden Duale and House Clerk Michael Sialai presented...

Nairobi MCAs want acting secretary out, say she’s in office illegally

Pressure is mounting on acting Nairobi County acting Secretary Pauline Kahiga to quit, with a section of MCAs opposed to her holding the position. Ms Kahiga has been acting as county secretary since September last year, when Peter Kariuki was fired from the position by Governor Mike...

Man United midfielder signs new two-year deal

Manchester United tied down midfielder Juan Mata to a new two-year contract on Wednesday with an option to extend the deal a further season.Mata, 31, had been free to talk to other clubs with his previous contract expiring this month after protracted negotiations between the two parties.However,...

3 suspects found guilty in Garissa University terror attack

Three suspects were on Wednesday convicted over the 2015 Garissa University terror attack. Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi found Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, were involved in attack that left 148 people dead. Mr Andayi, however, freed Sahal Diry Hussein,...

Missing police officer found alive after Wajir IED attack

A police officer who went missing Saturday after a vehicle he were travelling in was hit by an explosive has been found, officials said Wednesday. Wajir County police boss Stephen Ngetich said the officer was found in Konton by locals. Mr Ngetich said the policeman was...

Bitter rivals Marsabit, Isiolo face-off in Eastern region football final

Marsabit football team recovered from a poor start in this year’s Easter Region Kenya Primary Schools’ Sports Association Games to make it to the final where they will meet arch-rivals Isiolo on Thursday The match, which is a repeat of last year’s final, is expected to be...

City lawyer Assa Nyakundi faces fresh murder charge

Nairobi lawyer Assa Nyakundi was yesterday re-arrested and detained for hours at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations before being moved to Kamukunji Police Station in connection with the killing of his son.Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, said they were planning to charge Mr Nyakundi afresh. The...

Woman accused of phone theft ‘electrocuted’ in Tharaka-Nithi

Residents of Moi Girls slums in Chuka town, Tharaka-Nithi County are demanding justice for a woman who was reportedly electrocuted in a bar on Monday night after she was accused of stealing a mobile phone. People who witnessed the 10pm incident told journalists that the 24-year-old woman...

‘Eldoret Express’ to return at African Games trials

The 2007 World 800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei is set to make a comeback during the Athletics Kenya trials for the African Games starting Thursday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.It will be the first time Jepkosgei is taking to track in a competitive race since the...

KPC yet to identify cause of Kiboko oil spill, Munyes tells senators

CS Munyes gives senators an update amid preparations to spend millions on leak detectors.

Kwale residents suffer thirst for third week

Kwale town has been hit by a biting water shortage following power disconnection at Marere Water Works over unpaid electricity bills amounting to Sh5.7 million. The residents have been forced to go without water for the past three weeks now. Marere is the main source of water in...

Ingwe midfielder offered technical bench role

AFC Leopards coach Andre Casa Mbungo has offered midfielder Edward Seda a role on his technical bench. Mbungo's decision follows a move by Seda to abruptly retire from competitive football earlier this week at the age of 28."He is a talented player and it is a shame...

Activists in Kenya teargassed at #Africans4Sudan protest

Activists were arrested on Wednesday when police, for the second time, teargassed protesters in Nairobi as they marched to government offices to present a petition against its silence amid atrocities in Sudan.Sudanese nationals have engaged in sustained protests in a demand for civilian rule following President...
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