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Teen dies in petrol explosion, one injured

One person has died after a  container full of petrol exploded at the Mokowe jetty on Friday afternoon. Mohamed Farid, 16, was inside the container. The Form 3 student was the son of the owner of the container where the fuel was being offloaded. A faulty generator pumping fuel from a...

Private firms set aside Sh50million for relief food

A number of private firms have collaborated to raise Sh50 million towards relief for hunger-stricken families. The joint famine relief initiative has so far mobilized 500 tonnes of food that will be distributed to over 100,000 starving Kenyans. ''I am proud to report that today our Famine Relief effort has...

Colorectal cancer a silent killer

Colorectal cancer is among the top 10 cancers in Kenya. This type of cancer can either start at the colon or the rectum, otherwise called the large intestine. According to recent Globocan data, there were 1,354 estimated new cases and 937 deaths from colorectal cancer in 2018 in Kenya....

Pastrolists community transmitting into farming in Marsabit county

Pastoralists have perfected the art of survival raising their livestock in some of the hash and unforgivable environment. However rampant conflicts over grazing land ,water and animal diseases have become a challenge to them. The scarce natural resources and unpredictable weather patterns with rains that come critically after...

WCB artiste Mbosso arrives in  Kenya

WCB artiste Mbosso arrives in  Kenya

One dead as fuel container explodes in Lamu.

One person has died after a container full of petrol exploded at the Mokowe jetty area on Friday afternoon. The incident took place at around 12.30pm. The deceased, Mohamed Farid 16,was a form three student in the town. He is the son of the owner of the container where the...

Teenager killed in Lamu after container carrying fuel explodes

One person died on Friday after a container full of petrol exploded at the Mokowe jetty. The incident took place at 12.30pm. The deceased, Mohamed Farid 16,was a form three student in the town. He is the son of the owner of the container where the fuel was being offloaded. A...

Safaricom to reserve 5% of employment slots for disabled

Telco firm Safaricom has announced it will reserve five per cent of its employment slots for persons living with disability. Speaking during the Forum for Global Disability which the company hosted, Chief Human Resource Officer Paul Kasimu said the company has been progressively working to beat the percentage target. “Safaricom...

Anglican Church sends stern message to corrupt during Easter

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has given the Anglican Church’s view over the state of the nation, demanding that corruption cases be expedited, those found guilty charged and their stolen assets recovered. Addressing the press from All Saints Cathedral Diocese during Easter celebrations, Ole Sapit called upon all the government...

Higher tax on alcohol bad for consumers

The annual tax increment on alcoholic drinks will be a setback for consumers who are already grappling with high food and fuel prices. “If disposable income is challenged through taxation, then the bottom of the pyramid will hurt the most,” Kenya Breweries Limited managing director Jane Karuku said. According to...

Police rescue 74 children from ‘pathetic’ children’s home in Kiambu

Police are investigating Young Dreams Children’s Home in Kiambu county. This follows claims children have been living in pathetic conditions. Officers from the children's department in Juja had written a complaint to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations concerning the conditions at the home. Detectives responded and rescued 74 children.   Children's home...

What Sudan tells us about 21st century coups

Barely a week before Zimbabwe’s military ousted President Robert Mugabe in November 2017, its top commander visited Beijing. Exactly what he discussed with his People’s Liberation Army counterparts has never been disclosed. But the conclusion General Constantino Chiwenga reached seemed clear – that the 93-year-old leader was losing...

Likoni top cop fatally shoots woman and self

A Likoni police officer fatally shot a woman before turning the gun on himself at Soko Mjinga area in Mtongwe on Friday night. The incident happened 3km from Likoni police station. The incident was reported by a good Samaritan. Police rushed to the scene where AP Joab Omondi, attached to Likoni...

Ruto allies warn Uhuru, No beer drought, Akasha’s kin grief: Your Breakfast Briefing

Your beer supply is safe for the rest of the year as EABL says it has enough grain stock to sustain production.  This means the long drawn drought beer-lovers will still find their favourite brands at their locals throughout the year.  The beer maker said at a press conference that...

Uhuru rebuke of Ruto triggers Jubilee chaos

This essentially was an admission that Ruto's political schemes against Uhuru were working on Kenyatta'sdoorstep.“There is no one to call for meetings to give directions. Everybody just wakes up on a Sunday morning and without a clue he walks into a church and starts talking, quite anything. There...

Drought will not affect beer production

Your beer supply is safe for the rest of the year as EABL says it has enough grain stock to sustain production.  This means, the long drawn drought beer-lovers will still find their favourite brands at their locals throughout the year.  Speaking during a media briefing on Wednesday, the beer...

‘Unbwogable’ killed ‘Ninanoki’ — Nameless

"Another reason why I teamed up with E-Sir was because we felt threatened."  But guess what, just after Ogopa’s reign, Calif Records came up. With all his hits, Nameless decided to collaborate with the king of rap Khaligraph Jones and release the remix to his first song, 'Megarider'. He says...

MCAs angered as Uhuru, Ruto, Raila skip summit

Four thousand lawmakers and dignitaries were stood up by Kenya's top three politicians and they were angered by the snub. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odina gave a pass to the annual Legislative Summit that ended in Kisumu on Wednesday. There were no...

MCAs want to sack 12 executives in Nandi

A row is brewing in Nandi where MCAs have started to the process to impeach 12 top officers for alleged incompetence and financial irregularities. They include including five county executives and seven chief officers. Executives are appointed by Governor Stephen Sang. The governor did not respond to calls or text messages...

Cottar’s celebrates centenary of safari tourism

Cottar’s Safari Service last week celebrated 100 years of shaping African and world safari tourism. Tourism CS Najib Balala Cottar recognised it as a leader in the development of the kind of exceptional and niche tourism integral to the National Tourism Blueprint 2030. The safari company, launched by Charles Cottar...

Government denies claims it will switch off phones of those without Huduma Namba

The government has denied claims it plans to deregister SIM cards of Kenyans who fail to register for Huduma Namba. Earlier on Thursday, the Communications Authority had threatened to switch off the phones of those who will not have registered by May 8. Among the punitive measures suggested by the...

Producer of banned ‘Taka Taka’ song responds to government

KrG The Don, the man who stepped up to help Alvindo boost his music career, is not happy with after the government banned the viral hit, Taka Taka. He responded to the ban by mocking the officials in a tweet. "Where were you when Alvindo was doing manual jobs at...

IPOA launches manhunt for culprits behind Kelvin Gitau’s death

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority has launched a manhunt to unravel the suspect behind the death of Kelvin Gitau. Gitau is said to have been in police hands before being found dead at City Mortuary in Nairobi on April 16. The 20-year-old reformed criminal in Mlango Kubwa was allegedly felled...

Sh10m counterfeit Samsung phones, accessories seized in CBD

Counterfeit Samsung phones and other accessories estimated to be worth more than Sh10 million were on Thursday seized in a sting operation. Acting on a tip off, Anti-Counterfeit Agency inspectors descended on seven mobile phone shops in downtown Nairobi along Mfangano Street and seized 213 fake phones. "We had received...

State to release 1.5 million bags of maize this month

The Government is set to release 1.5 million bags of maize to millers this month. This is meant to cushion consumers against high prices of maize flour which are currently between Sh100 to Sh120 for a 2kg packet. On Wednesday, Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri met with millers to discuss the...

KCB confirms plans to buy loss making National Bank

According to Financial analyst Alykhan Satchu, he suspects a consolidation of the two is in the offing. “I suspect the merger is a consequence of shortage of capital on the side of National Bank,” Satchu said. In the period ending December 31, 2018, National Bank reported a 98.3 per cent...

Sonko blasts KAA after ‘electrocution on private parts’ in JKIA gents

“Just landed from London, this is the state of our bathrooms. KAA wake up what's the point of paying millions of shillings to managers on salaries and yet they're sleeping on their jobs. The President means well for this airport the rest wacheni ushenzi. Nimepigwa shot kwa machine...

[PHOTOS] Tears flow freely as Ivy laid to rest in emotional funeral

Ivy Wangechi's sister, Cheryl, overcome by emotion was unable to read her tribute. Last Thursday, the former Moi University student who was hacked to death by Naftali Kinuthia was laid to rest in Mahiga, Nyeri County. It was left to Wangechi's mother and brother Elvis to read her tributes. The ceremony...

Jimnah Mbaru sells 50 million of his Britam Shares to Swiss firm

    Mbaru, who sits at the board of Britam is now left with 114,800,100 shares valued at Sh8.50 per share or Sh1.4 billion according to data from Britam Annual report of 2017. Based on the report, Mbaru will still remain the top individual shareholder of Britam followed by Benson Wairegi...

Swazuri to spend Easter behind bars, bond ruling on Tuesday

The DPP directed that Swazuri and the 23 others be charged with Conspiracy to commit an economic crime, abuse of office and financial misconduct.Other charges that face includes fraudulent acquisition, dealing with suspect property and money laundering. Among those lined up for prosecution include NLC Commissioner Emma Njogu, Deputy...
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