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Man kills new wife, 18, in Kitui

Police in Kitui on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly slashed his newly married 18-year-old wife to death with a panga. The incident took place Katithini village in Misewani sublocation of Kitui Central subcounty on Tuesday night. Kitui Central subcounty police boss Sicily Gatiti confirmed the brutal killing. She...

Mutua hands over five police houses to Mutyambai

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has called for the increment of salaries and housing allowances of police officers. Mutua reiterated that though police officers contribute greatly to the safety and peace of mind to Kenyans, they have not been treated well and fairly. “Our men and women in uniform who serve...

Malala wants ‘overstayed’ police officers transferred

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has called on the office of the Inspector General to transfer police officers who have served for more than three years over laxity. Malala spoke on Wednesday after visiting the crime scene in Matungu, where a security officer was killed while on duty. Malala has...

Samburu teenager shot dead over love affair with man’s wife

A 19-year-old man has been shot dead at Ngilai area in Samburu North Sub County for allegedly being in a love affair with his killer’s wife. Ngiali sub location assistant Chief Wilson Leleruk confirmed the incident saying a suspect who is well known fled the village after committing the...

Vihiga school risks closure over lack of toilets

Learning for more than 450 pupils of Musitunyi Primary School at Luanda in Vihiga hangs in the balance after rains destroyed their toilets. The school's management is worried that public health officials might close the school over poor hygiene.     Head teacher Grace Ayuma on Tuesday said it would be difficult...

Migori County Secretary released on Sh50,000 bail

“The accused is entitled to be released on bond. Presumption of innocence applies to him,” Abisai argued.He said Rusana will attend the trial and abide by any conditions.Kisera said the investigating officer should have availed material to prove witnesses' fear of interference by the accused, not just allegations.“The...

Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke should be stopped

Jubilee factions Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke are engaging in early campaigns and dragging the country behind, an MP has said.  "We are hardly 16 months in office since we were elected in August 2017 General Election. I wonder why some individuals have already started campaigns for 2022," Baringo Central...

Mutua orders Shalom Hospital in Machakos closed

Shalom Community Hospital, Machakos branch, has been closed and its managing director, Dr George Onyango. arrested. Governor Alfred Mutua on Monday gave the facility up to 6pm to finish attending to outpatients and 24 hours to clear the wards and transfer them to other facilities. Mutua said his...

Governor Ali launches modern facilities at Marsabit Referral Hospital

Thousands of Marsabit county residents are set to enjoy better health services after Governor Mohamud Ali on Friday commissioned modern facilities at the Marsabit county Referral Hospital. Among the new equipment is a CT scan machine with a backup generator which the governor said will not only bring diagnostic...

Ruto allies criticise Uhuru over latest State appointments

Kibunguchi said the handshake should benefit all Kenyans if indeed it was for the good of the country. The legislators asked Uhuru not to betray Ruto and abandon him ahead of the 2022 polls. They said the President should keep his promise and support the DP after his term ends. “Uhuru...

Embu family murders hurt kids education

Incidents of domestic violence leading to the death of one or both parents is worrying, Embu Education executive Joan Mwende has said. She said this has left many children orphaned.  The official said this is hurting education of these children, making them post poor results because they are unable to...

No one can stop Nairobi’s beautification

However, appearing before the Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) last week, Sonko said he funded the project with his money. During the sitting, Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina had produced documents submitted by the governor showing that the beautification programme was financed by the taxpayer. In a...

Tame corrupt church leaders, says Raila

ODM leader Raila Odinga has asked churches to emulate the Anglican Church of Kenya by rejecting the proceeds of grafts from corrupt leaders. Raila said on Saturday the stand taken by ACK Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit will give momentum to the war against corruption at all levels. The former Prime...

Al Shabaab raids Mandera store, steals food stuff

Suspected al  Shabaab militants on Sunday morning raided a store in Hareer Hoosle in Mandera East before making off with goods of unknown value. Deputy County Commissioner Lawrence Omondi said the militants stole food stuff during their raid. The gunmen  injured a National Police Reservist before killing three cattle, a...

Homa Bay nurses reject plans to hire them on contract

Nurses do not support the Council of Governors policy of hiring them on contract, their two associations have said. National Nurses Association of Kenya chairman Alfred Obengo and his Kenya Progressive Nurses Association counterpart Michael Nyongesa want the national government  and the CoG to stop plans of hiring nurses...

Buzeki confirms quitting Jubilee, says Ruto allies ruined party

Buzeki vied for the Uasin Gishu Governor seat in 2017 but lost to Jackson Mandago in the Jubilee nominations after which he vied as an independent candidate. He lost in the election. Although he ran as an independent candidate, Buzeki insisted that he remained a Jubilee member. The billionaire businessman, who...

Uproar over Isiolo wildlife agency

Isiolo residents want the county assembly and the governor’s office to ban all activities by the Northern Rangelands Trust in Chari ward and the entire county. Hundreds residents on Friday held demonstrations in the town. They urged the county assembly to come up with laws to govern private wildlife...

Outering Road residents want roofed footbridges

City residents along Outering road want footbridges roofed to protect them from harsh weather. Residents said the new bridges do not have roof covers, leaving them to be rained on. "The roofs should be covered like the ones on Thika Superhighway to shelter the pedestrians when they are using the...

Huduma Namba to improve services — Waiguru

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru says IT and Huduma Namba will improve governance and services. She spoke on Thursday at the Kirinyaga county headquarters where she led county staff and residents in registering. Waiguru urged residents to turn out in large numbers and register. She was accompanied by Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri...

Suspects in activist Caroline Mwatha’s murder released

Four people accused of killing human rights activist Caroline Mwatha have been granted bail.  A postmortem report showed Mwatha died after a botched abortion at a clinic in Dandora Phase 1. Her body was found at the City Mortuary on February 12 after she went missing a week before.  Betty...

MCAs query suitability of Mandago’s town board nominees

MCAs in Uasin Gishu have faulted Governor Jackson Mandago for nominating people of "questionable integrity" to the Eldoret Municipal Board. The board is expected to manage the town and help to upgrade facilities for the service of residents. The nine Mandago nominees are being vetted by MCAs. The ward representatives...

Nyong’o sacks county Health executive

Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has sacked Health executive Rosemary Obara. Nyongo on Thursday nominated Judith Miguda to serve in the docket. "This is Persuant to powers conferred by Article 179 of the Constitution and sections in the County Government Act and for furtherance of quality health service delivery and management,"...

Kisumu Public Service Board to conduct fresh staff appraisals

The newly sworn-in Kisumu Public Service Board will conduct fresh staff appraisals on receipt of a headcount report done last year to eliminate ghost workers and clean the payroll. Residents have questioned why the report was not released and what its findings were.“We want to establish the gaps and...

Two people shot death in Marsabit

Police in Marsabit are investigating the circumstances under which two business people were shot dead last night at Shauri Yako area in Marsabit. The two, identified as Christopher Opiyo and Emilyi Akinyi, were in the company of Letisha Atieno who escaped death after hiding nearby. The bodies were taken to...

Kisumu to spend Sh25m on governor’s residence

The Kisumu country government has issued an invitation to tender for the construction of a Sh25 million mansion for the governor amid public uproar. The residents the Star spoke to asked how the pricy residence will help them. They said the governor has homes in the county and does...

Nafatali Kinuthia charged with Ivy’s murder in Eldoret

But the court rejected the application to release the suspect on bond Another application by Kinuthia’s family for the release of the vehicle used by the suspect was also rejected by the judge, noting that it is part of the evidence in the case. The court ordered that the case mentioned...

A Kenyan man uses only 14 condoms a year

For adults aged 15 years and above there are 1,388, 200 people living with HIV and Aids. There are also 105, 200 children aged between 0- 14 living with HIV and Aids and the same number for adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years. Young adults aged between 15 to...

KDF officer shoots dead three relatives, turns gun on self

A Kenya Defence Forces Soldier has shot dead three of his relatives before turning the gun on himself at Jua Kali area in Eldoret. The soldier drove himself to the home where his relatives live at around 5.30 am Monday morning where he carried out the killings. He killed his...

New generation speed governors to cost matatu owners Sh6.8bn

Matatu operators will part with Sh6.8 billion if the government implements a proposal that their vehicles should be fitted with new generation speed governors from June 1.  But Mount Kenya Matatu Owners Association intend to go to court to stop Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and his Interior and...

Peg national cake allocation to poverty index, says Garissa official

A Garissa official has urged the government to allocate resources according to poverty index and underdevelopment. Finance executive Said Roble on Saturday said counties in Northeastern have remained underdeveloped because of marginalisation by previous government regimes. The official spoke during the newly formed Inter-Ministerial Policy Steering Committee on population at...
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