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Ethiopian crash captain untrained on 737 MAX simulator

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said. Yared Getachew, 29, was due for refresher training at the end of March, his colleague...

Co-op Bank defy S.Sudan crisis to post 11.4% profit

The Co-operative Bank Group yesterday announced Sh12.7 billion in net profit for  year ended December 31,2018, 11.4 percent compared to the previous year. The bank’s gross profits for the year under review stood at Sh18.2 billion compared to Sh16.4 billion in 2017. Co-operative Bank managing...

Osotsi claims ownership of ANC, threatens to kick out Mudavadi

Power struggles in Musalia Mudavadi's ANC have taken a new twist after two MPs laid claim to the political outfit and threatened to kick out Mudavadi and his team. Senator Christopher Malala (Kakamega) and nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi told Mudavadi to look for a political vehicle to run on...

Girls can no longer trust friends, family or teachers

This means that in a year, if we are to take the highest number, which is 150, then 1,800 cases are recorded. This is only the reported cases. The numbers could be higher. According to Child Sexual Abuse report released in 2016, 636 defilement cases from all the 47...

Killer squad Hessy targets gangsters freed on bond, say police sources

The top police command has denied the existence of Hessy or a coordinated police outfit for crime busters. Last November, the former Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet told the media no such group exists, insisting that "the person behind the Facebook accounts is not a police officer,...

Coast hotel now part of Africa Travel and Tourism Association

Local five star destination Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa has joined the continental association Africa Travel and Tourism Association, an organisation that helps hoteliers and travel agents to market their activities. The certification, which rends credibility among its network of members,...

Mozambique death toll at 217 after cyclone

The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique stood at 217 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday. Correia said 3,000 people had already been rescued. Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira...

Catholic church children’s home closed on sodomy claims

The government Wednesday closed down a children’s home owned by the Catholic Church over alleged cases of sodomy in Machakos county. The county’s children department together with other relevant government agencies stormed Martyrs of Uganda Children’s Home in Machakos subcounty after...

First hand experience through the completed section of SGR 2A

Compensation In other places, however, not much seems to be happening as locals have not been compensated. However, Kenya Railways acting MD Philip Mainga exudes confidence that the construction of the second phase will be completed by May 31. He says the construction is 90 per cent...

Losing my eye inspired Malaika Tribute Awards

"Through that, I discovered that any person living with a disability goes through a lot. The stigma is very hard to handle. When you look at a disabled person, they don't see that as normal, they feel victimized. That was the main reason I started Malaika Tribute Award...

Formation of regional bank at advanced stage

The formation of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) bank is at an advanced stage. In his speech on the status of the bloc at the County Assembly of Busia on Wednesday, LREB chairperson Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said that it was a historical event and a show of...

Judiciary on the spot over Sh1.5 billion audit query

Auditor General Edward Ouko has cast doubt on the expenditure of more than Sh1.5 billion in the Judiciary in the financial year ending June 30, last year. In a report tabled in the National Assembly by Majority Leader Aden Duale, Ouko flagged out several unsupported expenditures that could put...

Raila Junior explains how ‘Odinga’ name affects his business

Junior, who is a film producer, said people do not give him a job because he is the son of a well-known politician or comes from a famous family, but because of his high professionalism and work ethic.He also confessed that his first salary as an accountant was...

Cops probe arson attacks in Trans-Nzoia schools

41 students of the school were rushed to hospital after they fainted and were choked by the smoke. They were treated and discharged. At the boy's school, Principal Wilson Yego said the students were attending evening preps when the fire started. ‘We cannot say its an electric fault. We...

Nairobits celebrates young women in STEM

Nairobits Mtaani Cafe programme visited Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. The main aim of the event was to celebrate women in STEM courses as part of their International Women's Day theme. Nairobits hopes to leverage technology as a tool for effective gender balance.

Nubians still suffer bias in IDs – community

The Nubian community in Kibera says it's discriminated against in applying for ID cards. The community, through the Nubian Rights Forum, says their members are frustrated and subjected to excessive screening procedures that bar them from accessing the vital documents. Speaking to the press...

Why JSC wants Justice Ojwang probed by tribunal

Ojwang was admitted as an advocate of the High Court in September 1983.He joined the Judiciary in 2003, serving as a High Court judge in Nairobi and Mombasa until 2011.In June 2012, he was among the five judges nominated to the Supreme Court by the JSC. It interviewed...

Kisumu doctors to down tools tomorrow

Doctors in Kisumu county will tomorrow begin a strike should the county government fail to implement their Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Kenya Medical Pharmacists and Dentists Union Nyanza branch issued a strike notice on March 15. The notice seen by the Star says the industrial action...

Manufacturers stare at losses in carrier bag ban

Local producers of non-woven bags are staring at losses in hundreds of millions of shillings following the ban on the manufacture, importation, and use of the bags by environment regulator. On Tuesday, the National Environment Management Authority announced a ban on the light non woven...

Yvonne Okwara explains why she doesn’t post her hubby

Citizen TV anchor Yvonne Okwara had an amazing Q&A session with her fans on Instagram during her birthday. Before they could shoot any questions her way, Yvonne posted a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her husband, Andrew Matole. “This man knows the way to my heart! White lilies get me....

Shilling drops to eight-week low against the dollar

The Kenyan shilling today averaged 100.85 against the dollar, sinking to an eight-week low. Reuters has attributed the depreciation to high dollar demand from the energy sector, outweighing dollar supply from horticultural exports. The drop comes barely two weeks after it defied doom...

Senators launch probe into welfare of 49 Kenyan doctors in Cuba

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka referred the matter to the Health Committee to investigate the matter and report to the House within 14 days.Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Majority Leader), Christopher Langat (Bomet), Moses Wetangula (Bungoma), Johnstone Sakaja (Nairobi), Stewart Madzayo (Kilifi)...

JSC recommends tribunal to probe Supreme Court Judge Ojwang

In the second matter, which was raised by former Law Society of Kenya CEO Apollo Mboya,  Ojwang is accused alongside justices Mohamed Ibrahim and Njoki Ndung’u for writing a judgment despite a pending disciplinary matter. Ojwang in his response to JSC said he has constitutional immunity and...

Kakamega to get cancer specialists from India

Kakamega to get cancer specialists from India

Ethiopian pilots honoured in death

The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew. Handsome, cosmopolitan Yared Getachew was to marry another plane captain this year. Studious, serious Ahmednur Mohammed rented his first apartment with his maiden paycheck in February. Their...

Kiambu meat thief shot dead, three others flee

One robbery suspect was shot dead by police at a butchery where he and three others were stealing meat in Kikuyu on Wednesday. Kiambu Deputy county commissioner Paul Famba said the suspect was in a gang of four at Nduma trading centre. The three others escaped in the 4am...

New CA licence law opens up shareholding to Kenyans

Spectrum license fee above Sh1 billion can now be paid over a period of 10 years as noted in the Miscellaneous Amendment Act of 2018. The law, sponsored by Industry players became effective early this year and is a shift from the old practice where telcos were required to...

Njeri Kaberere talks about being a young widow

It's been almost five years since the gospel fraternity lost one of its best artists, Peter Kaberere who was electrocuted at his car wash. His death shook many, especially his widow Njeri who was pregnant with their second child. Speaking exclusively to The Star, Njeri said it has not been...

Defence, National Security committees to vet Mutyambai for IG job

The Senate and National Assembly committees charged with matters Defence and National Security will jointly vet Hillary Mutyambai for the Inspector General position. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday officially notified Parliament of the nomination as required by law. The vetting process...

All 157 people aboard Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet confirmed dead

All 149 passengers and eight crew on board an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed on Sunday morning have been confirmed dead. The jet, which was Nairobi-bound, crashed six minutes after take...
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