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Why scribes left duty for higher honour at DusitD2

Journalists dropped pens and cameras to help evacuate casualties from the scene of action during the terror attack at the DusitD2 hotel on Tuesday in a show of humanity.An account by the scribes...

Amina appoints panel to vet TVET Fund board members

Education CS Amina Mohamed has appointed the selection panel that will recommend and interview nominees to the Technical and Vocational Education Training Funding Board.The TVET Fund was...

Bloodied but unbowed by terror attacks, leaders say

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday warned the financiers and planners of terror attacks that their days are numbered.The President said the government will relentlessly pursue and punish them.He...

Kenya attack: Here are the Nairobi victims

Among the victims of the attack in Kenya by suspected militants include someone who had survived the 9/11 terror attacks, a football Youtuber and two inseparable friends. At least 14 people are...

2 Dusit killers were from Kiambu, Nyeri

After 19 hours of terror, gunfire, bloodshed and confusion, the siege at the DusitD2 hotel complex ended as it emerged that two of the attackers are from Kiambu and Nyeri. Police are also pursuing...

We will be fine, says Churchill after Dusit escape

Comedian Churchill was among the people who were at Riverside when the attack happened on Tuesday."By the way, I was there," he said. "But we will be fine and everyone who was involved. We are...

Death toll from Dusit attack rises to 21, two suspects arrested

The death toll from the Dusit terror attack has risen to 21 after six more bodies were retrieved from the scene while a police officer succumbed to injuries in the hospital.Inspector General of...

Celebs support Kenyans after Dusit terror attack

Bongo stars Diamond Platnumz and Juma Jux are among artistes who have stood with Kenyans over Tuesday's terror attack.Diamond: "Maombi yangu yapo kwenu KENYA…Poleni sana na Inshaallah...

‘With every approaching gunshot, my heart sank’ – My ordeal in Riverside attack

Tuesday was one of those busy days. I was in the office by 7am but left soon after for an early morning event and then a meeting. It was not until about 1pm that I got back to our 14 Riverside...

Two accused of procuring abortion in Thika

A clinical officer and his 28-year-old patient were on Wednesday charged in a Thika Court with procuring an abortion.Joseph Ndungi Kagari and his patient Susan Auma Ouma appeared before the Senior...

My ordeal at the Dusit complex on Riverside

Tuesday was one of those busy days. I was in the office by 7am but left soon after for an early morning event and then a meeting.It was not until about 1pm that I got back to our 14 Riverside...

Dusit attack evokes painful memories of terror strikes in Mombasa

Residents of Mombasa city were shocked by the terrorist attack at DusitD2 hotel, in Nairobi having been in a similar situation severely.On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said 14 people lost...

Westgate lessons inform quick response to Dusit hotel attack

Lessons learnt from the failures of the Westgate Mall attack in 2013 informed the meticulous and well-coordinated response to Tuesday ‘sterror raid at DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi.Sources told the...

Telkom pumps Sh 1 billion in network expansion, to introduce balloon network towers

Mobile service provider Telkom has set aside Sh1 billion to expand and optimize its 4G and 3G network across the country.This even as plans to buyout the telco by India's Bharti Airtel are...

City tycoon tells of last phone call from son killed in attack

Mzee Haji Yassin Jama was lost for words yesterday as he recounted the last moments of his son and best friend who were killed in the Tuesday attack at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi.Abdalla Yassin and...

Rescue operations mounted for trapped Migori miner after mine collapsed

A rescue operation is underway for a trapped miner after a mine in Migori county collapsed on Wednesday evening.The miner only identified as Ja Awendo was checking on the condition of an unstable...

Capturing the informal sector | The Star, Kenya

Stemming from last week’s piece, it was noted that one of the major driving forces behind introduction of the presumptive tax regime is the concerted effort by the taxman to tax the informal...

Suspect was jovial, humble, Ruaka estate residents say

Guango Estate residents were yesterday shocked to learn their "ever jovial, humble and harmless neighbour" might have been the mastermind of the Dusit Hotel terror attack.Yesterday, Special Forces...

Tullow banks on East and West Africa to increase oil production

Tullow Oil plans to start transferring 2,000 barrels of crude oil from Turkana to Mombasa starting April.In a trading statement and operational update issued yesterday, the UK based oil and gas...

Oparanya tells off Mvurya for criticising CoG election

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on Wednesday told off Kwale's Salim Mvurya over the latter's criticism of the election of the new council of governors.The Kakamega county boss, who was elected chairman...

NSE, shilling firm in face of raid

Nairobi’s financial market defied Tuesday’s terrorist attack with positive activity at the bourse and the shilling maintaining stability.The shilling recorded a slight depreciation against the...

FBI joins probe into Dusit terror attack

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation have taken over probes into the Dusit Hotel attack.Interior CS Fred Matiang’i yesterday said the first...

SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE: Acts of terror will not undermine our resolve

On 15 January 2019, terror struck Nairobi's 14 Riverside Drive. Kenya is in mourning following a senseless act on innocent and defenseless civilians by individuals preoccupied with contemptible...

Two linked to Dusit attack arrested in Ruaka, Eastleigh

Detectives have arrested two key suspects in Eastleigh and Ruaka estates following the Dusit attack. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti told the Star on Wednesday that they are...

Six perish after trailer collides with Matatu in Nakuru

Six people died and seven others injured after a trailer collided with a matatu on Wednesday at Ndundori Trading Centre along the Nakuru-Nyahururu road.The matatu belonging to 3NTO Sacco was...

How to stay safe during a terror attack

You have probably asked yourself what went through the minds of those caught up in the terror attack at Dusit Hotel, Nairobi, and wondered what you would have done to save yourself had you been...

Police summon Steve Mbogo over gun possession during Dusit attack

Politician Steve Mbogo is under investigation for the possession of a firearm he was spotted with during the attack on Dusit Hotel on Tuesday.Sources at the Nairobi DCI headquarters say the...

Gideon Moi, Sonko pay tribute to security forces for quick response to Dusit attack

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has condemned the attack carried out by al Shaabab at 14 Riverside Drive.Sonko has also praised the emergency team from the Nairobi county government for their quick...

Gabon President Bongo back home a week after failed coup

Gabon's President Ali Bongo has returned to his country just over a week after an attempted coup.President Bongo had been in Morocco, where he was seeking treatment after reportedly suffering a...

Terror victims are our heroes, Raila says in condolence message

AU envoy Raila Odinga has sent a message of condolence to the families of victims of the Dusit hotel attack.Addressing the media on Wednesday, Raila said the terrorists thrive on division."We...
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