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Gem MP records statement over man’s assault in Kisumu

Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo has recorded a statement with the police following an incident in which he is accused of assaulting a young man in Kisumu on Tuesday afternoon. In a 41-second video that has gone viral, the legislator is seen confronting Mr Maurice Ochieng Oduor around...

Mission impossible? How Federer can beat Nadal at Roland Garros

PARISRoger Federer faces Roland Garros' mission impossible on Friday when he tries to become just the third man to beat 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on the Paris clay.The great Spaniard has only been defeated twice on the red brick dust in the French capital in 93 matches...

Row over Chinese coal plant near Kenya World Heritage site of Lamu

Campaigners in Kenya who fear their country is turning its back on its green goals are hoping to stop construction of a coal plant that would increase greenhouse gas emissions by 700 per cent.Activists in Kenya are marking World Environment Day with a protest against plans to...

Sudan rebel leader Yasir Arman detained in Khartoum: spokesperson

KHARTOUM, A senior Sudanese rebel leader who returned to Khartoum to take part in talks with the military was detained Wednesday, a spokesman for his movement said, following an army crackdown on protests. Yasir Arman, deputy chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), was seized from...

Police rescue three children from Voi in Mombasa

Three children who went missing in Voi two days ago, have been found hiding in a culvert in Kibarani, Mombasa County. The stranded minors were rescued by police officers on patrol. One of the officers attached to Changamwe Police Station who rescued the minors on Tuesday morning...

India spin South Africa into more trouble in World Cup

India's spinners plunged South Africa deeper into trouble in their World Cup match in Southampton on Wednesday, backing up paceman Jasprit Bumrah, who did the early damage.Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice in one over, grabbing the prized scalp of skipper Faf du Plessis for 38 to leave...

Kenya’s anti-Aids policy a ‘global standard’: UN envoy

Kenya's success in reducing the rates of Aids-related deaths and HIV infections results from a national policy that stands as a global trendsetter, the country's United Nations envoy declared on Monday.Kenya's “inventive and bold location-based approach has now become the global standard for HIV programming and resource...

Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

Dozens of bodies have been recovered from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists say. Doctors linked to the opposition say the 40 bodies are among 100 people believed killed since security forces attacked a protest camp...

Raila, Esipisu visit Bomet Governor Laboso in UK hospital

Former prime minister and Opposition leader Raila Odinga together with Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Manoah Esipisu have visited Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso at a London hospital. Dr Laboso is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment. She left for the UK on Wednesday, May 29,...

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘rape lawsuit dropped’

The rape lawsuit against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped, according to a report from Bloomberg on Wednesday.A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas.The filing did not say whether the accuser, American woman Kathryn Mayorga, had reached...

Sinai militants kill 8 Egypt police: interior ministry

Militants killed eight Egyptian policemen on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, centre of a long-running jihadist insurgency, the interior ministry said."Terrorist elements targeted a checkpoint west of El-Arish early this morning... The exchange of fire killed fire terrorist elements and eight police were martyred," a...

Four injured in attack by a hyena in a Tana River village

Four men were seriously injured after they were attacked by a hyena in Wayu vil-lage, Tana River County on Tuesday evening. According to Wayu Chief Ali Godana, the four had set out to hunt for the hyena after it attacked one person earlier while he was grazing....

Infantino returns unopposed for second term as Fifa president

Gianni Infantino was re-elected Wednesday by acclamation for a second term as Fifa president at the Congress of world football's governing body in Paris.The 49 year-old, who took charge of Fifa in February 2016 after the departure of the disgraced Sepp Blatter, stood unopposed for a new...

Dozens missing after Uganda landslides: Red Cross

Dozens of people are missing after heavy rains caused landslides in eastern Uganda's Bududa district, the Red Cross said on Wednesday."Preliminary information coming through indicates that around 150 houses could be destroyed, five people are suspected to be dead and around 50 missing," Uganda's Red Cross said...

Sudan army ruler says open to negotiations ‘with no restriction’

KHARTOUM, Sudan's military ruler General Abdel Fattah Burhan said Wednesday he was open to negotiations on the country's future a day after calling them off amid a bloody crackdown on protesters. "We in the military council open our arms to negotiate with no restriction but the national...

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

SYDNEY, Australian police raided the headquarters of public broadcaster ABC on Wednesday, the second high-profile raid on journalists in 24 hours in a sharp crackdown on sensitive leaks. Six police descended on the corporation's offices in Sydney armed with a warrant targeting three senior journalists and executives...

Tana river man handed life sentence for defiling girl, 5

A man was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Hola Court for defilement.  The court heard that Doyo Said alias "Akram" defiled a five-year-old girl at their home on November 17, 2017.   The victim's mother told the court that Doyo, 20, who was a...

Caster Semenya: IAAF wants ‘swift reversal’ of suspension of testosterone rules

The IAAF says it will seek a "swift reversal" of the decision that allows Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking testosterone-reducing medication.On Monday, Switzerland's federal supreme court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling that would restrict testosterone levels in female runners.However, the IAAF...

Tanzania teacher ‘found with AK-47’

A primary school teacher in Tanzania has been arrested after being found in possession of a rifle loaded with five bullets.The police commander from Arusha, northern Tanzania, Jonathan Shana, has confirmed to the BBC that the 30-year-old Solomon Leteto, who teaches in a state-funded school, was found...

Gunfire echoes in Khartoum as protest crackdown leaves 60 dead

Khartoum, Gunfire crackled in Sudan's capital Wednesday as tensions remained high after a two-day crackdown that doctors close to the country's protest movement said had left at least 60 people dead. Despite mounting international concern at what demonstrators called a "bloody massacre", a bid at the...

Seventeen missing after cargo vessel sinks in Indonesia

Jakarta, Seventeen people were missing after a cargo boat sank off eastern Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday, the latest maritime accident to hit the sprawling archipelago nation. The vessel overturned on Saturday afternoon with 18 people onboard. It was sailing from Bitung, on the northern tip of...

Explain Kilifi teen pregnancy figures, MP tells NGOs

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) tackling gender-based violence in Kilifi County have been asked to explain how they determined that the county recorded 17,000 teenage pregnancies last year. Kilifi North MP Owen Baya said he suspects that they exaggerated the figures in bad faith and for selfish gain. Speaking...

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says ‘the call of Italy is strong’

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he misses Italy amid reports he could leave the club to join Juventus.Sarri's future has been the subject of debate all season despite only moving to Stamford Bridge from Napoli last summer.The 60-year-old led Chelsea to third in the Premier League, the...

MPs, senators to meet over disputed house allowances

Members of Parliament and senators are expected to hold a joint Speaker’s Kamukunji on Thursday to take a stand on their contentious allowances.The meeting comes just days after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) challenged in court the decision to pay lawmakers house allowance.National Assembly Speaker Justin...

Herbalist arrested after baby dies after he’s put in hot water

Police in Trans Nzoia County have arrested a herbalist who allegedly killed a one-year-old child by placing him in hot water to cure him of cerebral palsy. Trans Nzoia County Commander Ayub Ali said Millicent Akinyi, 22, boiled water, put it in a container, added salt...

I’m not blaming anyone for Ruiz Jnr defeat – Joshua

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua says he has no excuses for his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr, in which he lost his IBF, WBO and WBA world titles.The loss in New York was the first of Joshua's 23-fight professional career and he has dismissed suggestions anything was...

Uhuru vows to push for women, children empowerment

President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to address opportunities for more women to get in power, education for all children and an end to female genital mutilation.Mr Kenyatta was responding to a question on how he was going to use his power during the opening of the four-day...

Republicans warn Trump against Mexico trade tariffs

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump faced fierce opposition Tuesday from his own Republican camp over his threat of tariffs to force Mexico to stem illegal immigration, with top allies warning Congress may not back him in his latest trade standoff. As Mexican officials shuttled through Washington for last-ditch...

The Sikh masterpiece that defines Kericho

Gurdwara Sahib, one of the largest Sikh temples in Kenya, has defined and transformed the skyline of Kericho, a town in the South Rift known for its lush tea estates. The 100-foot-high twin domes, numerous smaller ones and minarets that stick out as characteristic of the Sikh...

Maraga to handle lawsuits over new currency

Two cases challenging the new-generation currency have been forwarded to Chief Justice David Maraga, who will form a three-judge bench to hear them.Justice Weldon Korir certified as urgent the cases by activist Okiya Omtatah and East Africa Legislative Assembly member Simon Mbugua.The judge said the cases raise...
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