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Drought to drag down Kenya’s 2019 economic growth, World Bank says

Externally, Kenya faces risks from global trade tensions, which could cut its exports and the funds sent home by Kenyans abroad. “An unanticipated spike in oil prices, and tighter global financial market conditions ... could lead to a disorderly adjustment of capital outflows from Kenya,”...

500kg dry khat seized at JKIA

In a tweet, the DCI said the consignment, declared as traditional baskets and sandals, was seized by detectives based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It was destined for Monrovia-Liberia and had been delivered for export by a clearing agent. In another tweet, the DCI said, "Last week, <a...

Please don't separate, Uhuru & Ruto urged

Please don't separate, Uhuru & Ruto urged

U.S. judge halts Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

LAWYERS, MIGRANTS GRATIFIEDStill, lawyers for migrants were gratified by the decision."This is a great ruling," said Judy Rabinovitz, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, which was one of the groups that brought the case."This is what they were planning on implementing on a large...

How I defeated Raila’s ODM in Ugenya

According to Ochieng’, during the 63 days of intense campaigns, he took a low profile by avoiding public rallies as well as ‘staying off microphones and media interviews’. Unknown to many is that Ochieng’ singlehandedly built and prosecuted his election petitions from the High Court to...

Size 8 marriage is ‘not perfect‘

Size 8 has admitted that her life is not perfect, and nobody should be fooled by what she posts on social media. She said even her marriage is not perfect, and the only perfect thing she has is Jesus Christ. "Don't be fooled by what you see. People post on...

Suspects in activist Mwatha death held for 10 more days

Four suspects accused of killing human rights activist Carol Mwatha will in 10 days know whether they will get temporary freedom or not. Betty Akinyi Nyanya, Michael Onyonka Onchiri, Richard Ramoya and Alexander Gitau Gikonya were yesterday arraigned before the High Court in Nairobi and charged...

Over 8,300 adolescent pregnancies in Makueni last year

There were 8,309 adolescent pregnancies in Makueni last year, a new Makueni County Referral Hospital report shows. This is an increase of 1,757 from 2017 when 6,552 cases were recorded. The report shows that 341 girls were in the 10-14 age group. Kibwezi West subcounty recorded the highest...

StanChart sets aside Sh10 billion for innovation

Standard Chartered Bank has launched its Africa eXellerator lab aimed at providing financial solutions by collaborating with fintechs in the country. Through the lender’s innovation, ventures and investment units, small firms in Kenya and across the African region will be provided with...

I am happy Kush Tracey did not kill herself — Tdat

"I don't want opinions about our relationship like I got from the previous relationship. I will only advertise my music," he said. In a previous interview with Word Is, Tracey confessed that she fought depression and would get home and all she feels is sadness before getting saved. "I was...

Sudan’s defence minister says security forces won’t permit attempts to divide them

Sudan's defence minister said on Monday that security forces would not permit attempts to divide them, according to comments carried by state news agency SUNA. Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, who is also Sudan's first vice president, said the armed forces appreciated the reasons for protests...

Battle rages for Libya’s capital, airport bombed

A warplane attacked Tripoli’s only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on Libya’s capital disregarded global appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in 2011. The fighting threatens to disrupt oil supplies, fuel migration...

I am saved and I pray naked – Akothee

Singer Akothee says got saved after her charity trip to Turkana county last month. "I am a God-fearing woman and I actually pray naked," Akothee told Word Is on Friday. But why pray naked? The singer explained she came from her mother's womb naked. Akothee said she puts everything...

Find kidnappers of US tourist rescued in Uganda — Trump

Kimberley Sue Endecott, 35, was abducted by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 4. The kidnappers later demanded a ransom of $500,000 for her release. "She has been located and rescued unharmed," Uganda military spokesman...

Sonko’s ‘golden shoes’ outshine Good Deeds meeting

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko grabbed the spotlight on Saturday when he donned  ‘golden shoes’ during the Good Deeds event at City Hall. Known for flashy dressing, he also carried a gold-headed walking stick.  Some online users criticised him, claiming the footwear cost Sh16 million. "Sonko...

Top up pre-paid power or stare at darkness on Tuesday night

According to the power distributor, the shutdown is meant to facilitate migration of customer data from an old to a new hardware. The data refers to customer details and all that comprises the prepaid system. During the shutdown, prepaid customers will not be able to purchase tokens from Kenya...

Ipsos sacks Tom Wolf, says no more political surveys

Ipsos bosses in Paris have banned political polls in Kenya and as a result leader researcher Tom Wolf has been kicked out — "given notice". Wolf made the announcement  himself. He has frequently fought off claims of government influence in previous surveys. Wolf disclosed that Ipsos in...

Bomet principal, parents risk arrest over students’ pregnancy

Police have summoned a Bomet secondary school principal to record a statement after three girls at the institution became pregnant. County commissioner Geoffrey Omoding said Kaboson Girls’ principal Beatrice Koech “has a case to answer” since she is the custodian of the children and is...

Mum who delivered quintuplets dies in Eldoret hospital

The 28-year-old woman who gave birth to quintuplets at  the Kakamega County Referral Hospital last month has died.  Everlyn Namukuhula died at the Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret after complaining of severe chest pains. Two of her children had died in the same hospital last week. Hospital...

Receptionist wins Miss Teso Kenya, Uganda beauty title

A 22-year-old receptionist at an insurance company was crowned Miss Ateker Teso on Saturday night. The event drew participants from the Teso community in Kenya and Uganda. Hellen Ajulu from Katelenyang’ village in Teso South subcounty, who is also Miss Ateker Teso South, surpassed seven other...

Four Types Of Female Orgasms

The female orgasm is such a big mystery! Here’s a list of four types of female orgasms, according to some popular theories. But bear in mind, there are scientists who say this is plain humbug.1) The clitoral orgasm

With more than 8,000 nerve endings in one place, the clitoris...

CS 200m bribe probe, Mudavadi’s Uhuru snub, Milk bank lifeline: Your Breakfast Briefing

So much could be added to the list of things Sh50 can get you, but, certainly, for many, a shelter making it to this list is unbelievable. Some boarding houses in the city have, however, broken the norm to provide the shelter at a pocket-friendly cost and a place...

Sh200 million cabinet bribe link in dams scam

The PS is now regarded as a key witness in the case being firmed up by the DCI against his boss, the CS. The PS told investigators that he was ready to testify against his boss accused of corruption in a development that could shake the government. This would also...

Ebola virus found in bat species

Researchers from three universities have discovered Bombali ebolavirus in a species of bats in Taita Hills.  They are from Maasai Mara University, University of Nairobi and University of Helsinki. Bat biologist expert Dr Paul Webala from Maasai Mara University said there was no evidence that...

MP Nyamoko taunts ODM over loss

ODM’s loss in the Ugenya and Embakasi South by-elections is a sign of what will happen in 2022, North Mugirango Joash Nyamoko claims. “In 2022, we will chase them out of town. The loss in the two by-elections is a sign of things to come in 2022,” the Jubilee...

Poor seeds affecting food production, experts say

Experts have said that food production in the country is declining due to recycling of planting seeds. Up to 31 per cent of farmers have been recycling seeds for over a decade and this has resulted to a drop in food production according to Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research...

Creative minds awarded at Sondeka Awards

Creatives Garage held their second edition of Sondeka Awards hosted at The Louis Leakey Auditorium Awards. Sondeka Awards is a unique avenue to recognize and acknowledge the incredible advances within the creative community. Some of those awarded were veteran journalist and actor John Sibi...

50 Nairobi patients released over medical bills

The Communications director at the office of the Governor, Elkana Jacob told the Star yesterday that he had the list of all the detained patients in the top county facilities and will ensure that they will be released."It's not a one day process but following the Governor's order,...

State committed to growth of small businesses

Deputy President William Ruto has said the government is committed to addressing the challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in the country. He said the government was setting up a Credit Guarantee Scheme announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday last week to ensure such...

Macron to declare April 7 as commemoration day of Rwandan genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to declare April 7 as a national day of commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, his Elysee office said in a statement on Sunday. The presidency made the announcement as the Rwandan government started commemorations marking the 25th anniversary of the...
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