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SALIM LONE: The Kenya Dead; the NY Times and the Media Council

For a newspaper renowned for virtually never expressing a mea culpa, the NY Times responded with extraordinary speed and sensitivity to the pained outcry from Kenyans over its having published a...

Four years on: The day Kenya’s brave school children were teargassed but prevailed against land grabbers

It is exactly four years today since the anti-riot police lobbed tear gas canisters at Lang'ata primary school pupils and activists protesting against the grabbing of their playground by a...

Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown

Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging app amid a crackdown on days of violent protests.A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and...

IEBC invites applications for new CEO

IEBC has started the search for a new CEO amid murmurs over the slow pace of reforms at the electoral body.In an advertisement on Friday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission...

I will go for the Presidency, declares Governor Ojaamong

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has declared he will take a stab at the Presidency.Speaking on Friday while presiding over the issuance of Bursary cheques worth Sh36 million to 1,800 students at...

RIZIKI AHMED: Counselling necessary after traumatic events

Most of the survivors were at the scene of the terror attack. Those who were not are still receiving the narrative via photos which put them at risk of being traumatised.Anytime you are through a...

Terrorists pre-stocked weapons in Dusit, Party rebellions, Little known virgin beach: Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning.Director General of Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) Fazul Mahamed has said that the government will vet all security guards before arming them.Fazul said the government...

Terrorists hid bullets, grenades inside Dusit

The six heavily armed men who attacked DusitD2 Hotel and office complex had stocked extra weapons in a room within the hotel.Police officers discovered a stockpile of grenades and rounds of...

Handshake committee to hold hearings in Northeastern next week

The Building Bridges Committee will resume hearings next week with sittings in Northeastern region even as its one year mandate draws to a close. Joint secretary of the 14-member team Martin...

It’s back to the Ballot for Wajir West voters

Voters in Wajir West will be going back to be ballot to vote for their MP again less than two years after the last General Election. This follows Friday’s nullification of Mohamed Kolosh’s...

Jubilee withdraws from Ugenya, Embakasi South by-elections

The Jubilee Party will not field candidates for the forthcoming by-elections in Ugenya and Embakasi South Constituencies.Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju in a statement on Friday evening said...

Babu among five MPs to survive petitions

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and his counterparts Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East) and Anne Kibe (Gatundu North) won major reprieves on Friday after the Supreme Court upheld their elections.The...

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave

Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate.An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths,...

State announces plans to give private guards guns

The government plans to arm guards to improve security, the director general of Private Security Regulatory Authority Fazul Mahamad has said.The government will vet all security guards before...

Moses Kuria makes U-turn on referendum, backs calls for Prime Minister position

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has made a U-turn on the call for a referendum.Kuria is now supporting constitutional changes to create the position of prime minister, official opposition leader and...

Strangers flock Chiromo to relieve families of pain

From Tuesday evening through to Friday, families, relatives, and friends of victims of the deadly DusitD2 terror ordeal have flocked Chiromo funeral parlour, falling into the hands of strangers...

Bank clients wary of robots service

Bank customers are yet to warm up to the idea of robots and artificial intelligence handling their banking complains.In the new Banking Industry Customer Service Survey, 80.5 per cent of 6,121...

Sudan protests: Doctor and teen ‘shot dead’ during clashes

A doctor and a 16-year-old have been killed in Sudan amid demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir.Both were shot in the head by state forces who were firing directly on demonstrators, a...

Treasury budgets for Lamu coal plant despite activists’ protests

The government has listed the controversial 1,050 megawatt Lamu Coal Plant among its planned Public Private Partnership for the financial period up to 2021.This is despite the project facing...

Court allows justice Warsame on JSC

The standoff between the Executive and the Judiciary on whether Justice Mohammed Warsame should be a JSC member has taken another turn after the high court ordered him to immediately assume his...

KRA rolls out plan to seal Sh528bn tax leak

Kenya Revenue Authority fails to collect at least 528 billion of tax due every year equivalent to 6.6 percent of the country’s GDP estimated at Sh8 trillion.According to the taxman’s Seventh...

Involve youths in development agenda to avert radicalization – Kabogo

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has petitioned stakeholders and state agencies in Kenya to effectively involve youths in the building of the economy to prevent radicalization.The focus on...

Overdraft service beats expectations, says Bob Collymore

Kenya’s biggest telecoms operator, Safaricom, notched up one million users for its new overdraft feature on the M-Pesa platform in just eight days, surpassing its CEO’s expectations, he said...

Terrorist were transported to Dusit by taxi, say police

BY COURT TEAM / The Dusit terrorists were transported to the hotel by a taxi, the police told a court yesterday. An affidavit filed by police woman Monica Githaiga says on the fateful day, taxi...

Dialogue with MCAs to end bursaries’ stalemate, Ngirici tells Waiguru

Kirinyaga woman rep Wangui Ngirici has called on governor Anne Waiguru to dialogue with MCAs to end the stalemate over bursary funds in the county.Speaking at Kiangwache village in Ndia...

TONY SAHNI: What to do in case you are caught up in a terror attack

“Any act of terror is an eye opener to all of us that terrorism can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. As much as it seems almost impossible to guarantee your safety in such hostile...

Kanze Dena is the sister I never had – Loulou Hassan

Loulou Hassan and Kanze Dena are still good friends, even after Kanze was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as deputy State House spokesperson."Kanze is more of a sister to me, so the gap is...

Dusit attack: MCK fires back at New York Times’ ‘justification’ response

The Media Council has maintained that New York Times must adhere to Kenya’s Code of Conduct in journalism regardless of its editorial policy on publication of mutilated bodies.CEO David Omwoyo...

Tiger Power burial set for tomorrow

The late Conrad Karukenya, alias Tiger Power, will be buried tomorrow at his home in Makengi village, Embu North.This comes after the family and the Embu government agreed on a common date to give...

[VIDEO] Five Dusit attack suspects arraigned

Five suspects in Tuesday's terror attack at DusitD2 hotel complex that left 21 dead have been arraigned this afternoon. https://dailymotion.com/video/x70vdfh?enablejsapi=1 They are; Joel Nganga, Oliver Muthee, Gladys Kaari, Guleid Abdihakim and...
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The Jubilee Party will not field candidates in the forthcoming by-elections in Embakasi South and Ugenya Constituencies. In a statement sent to newsrooms, the Party...
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