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City households, traders to pay more for fire inspection

Nairobi County has raised fire inspection certificate charges despite criticism over its slow response to frequent infernos that have led to deaths and loss of property. Though the county collected Sh1.63 billion in fire inspection revenue between July 2013 and February 2019, it has only two functional...

Algerian or French? Rowdy fans touch off national identity debate

Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities following clashes involving Algerian football fans that have touched off a debate about national identity.Algeria play Senegal in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday...

Charles Njagua, Kenyan MP in diplomatic row, visits Tanzania

A member of Parliament who sparked a diplomatic row with Tanzania, after making allegedly xenophobic remarks, is now visiting the country.In June, Charles Njagua, who is also known as Jaguar, was arrested after a video of him, calling on Tanzanian and Ugandan traders to leave the country,...

Four killed in protests in southern Ethiopian city: hospital

ADDIS ABABA, Four people have died of gunshot wounds in the southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa, where protesters have been demanding the establishment of a breakaway state, a hospital executive said Friday. "There are four people dead, three men and one woman," said Zinaw Serniso, general manager...

Nyeri youth criticise arrest of Mungiki sect suspects

A section of youth in Nyeri County has criticised the arrest of young men suspected to be members of the outlawed Mungiki sect. Led by Mr Kariithi wa Wambui, the youth drawn from the six constituencies of Nyeri County accused politicians of fuelling the arrest after branding...

Father time takes hold on tame Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods admitted age and a troublesome back will make competing for more major titles all the more difficult after shooting a seven-over par opening round at the British Open on Thursday.Woods captured the world's attention by winning his 15th major at the Masters in April and...

CS Kariuki receives polio, measles rubella vaccines after shortage

The Ministry of Health on Friday received a consignment of two vaccines that have been missing in many health facilities for the last two months.Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki received about 2.3 million doses of the polio vaccine and 1.9 million of the measles rubella vaccine, which she...

Deal with Spanish doctors comes to the rescue of poor patients

When Ann Waitherero was diagnosed with breast illness, her doctors recommended surgery to remove one of the organs but she did not have the Sh50,000 needed for the operation. "I had already used close to Sh100,000 on medical bills. I had exhausted my NHIF card dues and...

Klopp ‘committed to Liverpool’ as US tour kicks off

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Thursday he expects to remain at Anfield for at least three more years as the Premier League giants prepare to kick off their pre-season tour to North America.Klopp, who successfully guided Liverpool to a sixth Champions League crown last month, was taken...

Judge Jessie Lesiit declines to quit Sharon Otieno murder case

A High Court judge hearing the murder case of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno has declined to quit saying there was no evidence given to show conflict of interest.Ms Otieno, the girlfriend of Migori Governor Okoth Obado, was brutally murdered on the night of September 3,...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa accused of misleading parliament

South Africa’s corruption watchdog has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of deliberately misleading Parliament. The finding was made at the same time that the country’s former President Jacob Zuma announced he was withdrawing from a separate corruption inquiry. It’s been a dramatic morning in South Africa as the...

Zhang Yingying: US man gets life for Chinese student’s murder

A former PhD student has been sentenced to life in prison for the kidnap and murder of a Chinese graduate student at the University of Illinois. Brendt Christensen received the life term after a jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether he should be...

Fraser-Pryce takes on home hero Asher-Smith in London

Double Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go head to head with British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith at the Anniversary Games in London this weekend.Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce, 32, is returning to a happy hunting ground, having retained her Olympics 100m title in the London stadium in 2012.Fraser-Pryce,...

Mystery surrounding Duale link firm deepens

The mystery surrounding the ownership of a company linked to National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale that has bagged contracts worth Sh2.6 billion has deepened after it emerged that it shares the same postal address with two other companies fully owned by his brother.A search at the...

Ilhan Omar, US congresswoman in eye of political storm

WASHINGTON To her supporters, Ilhan Omar embodies the American dream, but to Donald Trump and his loyalists the refugee-turned-congresswoman has made clear with a string of controversial comments that she is a dangerous radical. The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child...

Worrying trend as mothers abandon children to engage in drinking sprees

Cases of mothers abandoning their children in order to engage in drinking sprees have been on the rise in Nyandarua County, a trend that worries children’s welfare officers and residents. Ol Kalou and Kinangop constituencies lead in cases of child neglect, abandonment, defilement and other child abuse-related...

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Afcon final

Sadio Mane's Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday's final in Cairo.Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for a first continental title, while Algeria are looking...

Kenya needs to increase skills pool of medics

Kenya has a shortfall of 31,229 health workers and needs to build the capacity of the medics to increase the skills pool.This is in a bid to improve health outcomes as a key requirement towards attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).This was revealed during the 16th Annual Scientific...

Jacob Zuma pulls out of South African graft inquiry: lawyer

JOHANNESBURG Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into state corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning. "We are here today to say that we will take no further part in these proceedings," Zuma's lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane...

Africa Cup of Nations Notebook – Day 29

Parking fees non-existent in CairoWhat hard up, oppressed and exploited Kenyan motorists would do to operate in Cairo. Here there are no “Kanjo yellow coats” to pester you, no clamps to immobilise your vehicle. Simply, in Cairo parking on the streets is free of charge. Motorists even...

Echoes from a colonial past at Treasury Square

Mombasa’s Old Town hangs on to the past with the tenacity of a spider’s web that is hooked to a wall.Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of once being Imperial British East Africa Company’s (IBEAC) administrative centre.Or maybe it’s because it’s still Mombasa County’s administrative capital, hosting its Assembly...

Ilhan Omar lawmaker brands Trump ‘fascist’ after rally taunt

WASHINGTON Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar branded Donald Trump a "fascist" on Thursday as the president sought to distance himself from mocking chants of "Send her back!" directed at the Somali-born lawmaker by his supporters. "We have said this president is racist, we have condemned his racist remarks,"...

Cecafa Kagame Cup Notebook – Day 10

Kigali appears to also face a water shortage challenge.

Learned but jobless: PhD student makes ends meet in taxi business

If you are a frequent user of taxi-hailing apps in Nairobi, Mr Samuel Gachini, who is almost completing his doctorate, is arguably the most educated driver you will ever meet.Mr Gachini, who is pursuing a PhD in business administration, is among the growing list of young Kenyans...

Teen mum in Guinea gives birth during exam, returns to finish

CONAKRY  Nothing, not even childbirth, deterred teenager Fatoumata Kourouma Conde from completing the exam for which she had spent the past year preparing. The 18-year-old, from the town of Mamou in eastern Guinea, realised she was just about to give birth as she sat down for the...

President Kenyatta set to open Lake Turkana Wind Power

President Uhuru Kenyatta is Friday expected to officially commission the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) in Marsabit County and the high-voltage line connecting it to the national grid. The wind power plant will harness and utilise efficient, clean and affordable source of wind energy from Loiyangalani...

Algerian fans switch their focus from politics to football

Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal will mark the climax not only of the Desert Foxes' campaign on the field, but of their fans' recent political campaign in the stands.In April, long-standing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned after weekly Friday protests against his expected candidacy for...

Six meat retailers in city closed down over excess preservatives

Health officials in Nairobi County closed down six meat retailers after tests showed harmful amounts of preservatives in their stock.This came as Naivas Supermarket on Thursday suspended the sale of red meat across all its stores countrywide hours after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua ordered the closure of...

Raila Odinga is the new centre of power

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s influence in government circles has grown immensely since the March 2018 peace pact with his former nemesis President Uhuru Kenyatta, as he now receives regular briefings from Cabinet secretaries, makes policy pronouncements and is accorded VVIP treatment by State agencies. The former...

Algeria coach condemns looting ahead of final

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has called on the team's fans to "respect the countries where we are living" after celebrations in France en route to Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final turned ugly.Police arrested almost 300 people last Sunday in France which is home to large Algerian-origin...
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