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Security agencies secure DusitD2 after nine hour operation – Matiang’i

Security officers have secured all the buildings at 14 Riverside Drive including the DusitD2 hotel following a suspected terror attack at the premises.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i told a media...

Shocked survivors narrate their desperation under fire

Shocked, traumatised and desperate survivors told of their despair on social media as blasts of gunfire filled the air.Through various social media outlets, they narrated their ordeal cowered in...

Suicide bomber involved in Riverside attack – Boinnet

A suicide bomber was involved in the suspected terror attack at Dusit house along 14 Riverside Drive. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said the first explosion that destroyed vehicles...

Terror in Nairobi | The Star, Kenya

Six heavily armed gunmen blasted their way into a luxury hotel and office complex, shot several people dead, wounded many and took hostages in a terror attack that sent people fleeing into the...

High Court rules Parliament has no powers to nominate NCIC commissioners

The High Court on Tuesday declared the recruitment of commissioners to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission by Parliament as unconstitutional.The court ruled that any appointment...

Shocked survivors narrate their desparation under fire

Shocked, traumatised and desperate survivors told of their despair on social media as blasts of gunfire filled the air.Through various social media outlets, they narrated their ordeal cowered in...

Fresh bid to review rate cap law

Bankers have welcomed proposals by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria to revise the 2016 Banking (Amendment) Act.In a letter to the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Kuria wants the Act changed...

How 14 Riverside Drive attack unfolded

3:48PM: Suspected terrorists arrive at dusitD2 Hotel on Riverside Drive, Nairobi in a silver five-seater hatchback and walk toward security officers at the hotel’s gate, where they throw an...

State urged to take up IMF offer

Stanbic Bank wants the government to reconsider taking up the International Monetary Fund’s precautionary loan facility to ease debt payment.Since the facility’s expiry on September 14,...

Timeline of attack | The Star, Kenya

3:10 PM: Suspected terrorists arrive at DusitD2 Hotel on Riverside Drive, Nairobi in a silver 5-seater vehicle.3:15PM The terrorists walk towards security officers at the hotel’s gate and throw...

PSV operators split over price reduction after drop in fuel cost

Matatu operators are divided over reduction of fares after Monday’s fuel price review by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).Commuters on the other hand are seeking a reduction saying public...

{PHOTOS} US issues security alert to its citizens following attack at Dusit Hotel

The US government has advised its citizens around the area of the attack on 14 Riverside Drive and Dusit Hotel in Westlands to move to safer places or remain in places deemed to be safe. The...

Kenya’s terror puzzle after pushing out al Shabaab

High-profile attacks by the armed group al Shabaab at the Westgate Shopping Mall in 2013 and Garissa University in 2015 killed more than 200 people. The events changed the way government deploys...

Citizens, first responders rush to site of terror raid

It was a busy day for emergency units in Nairobi hotels yesterday afternoon, as ambulances, private cars and boda bodas helped to rescue victims othe DusitD2 Dusit attack.MP Shah, the Aga Khan,...

Heartbroken Brown Mauzo denies attempting suicide

Coastal bongo sensation Brown Mauzo has dismissed rumours he has attempted suicide.The rumours emerged after a video went viral last week of Brown looking helpless as he was carried out of an...

[PHOTOS] 3 dead in 14 Riverside Drive attack in Westlands

Three people were confirmed dead in the 14 Riverside Drive attack in Westlands on Tuesday. One of the injured being evacuated by security officers in 14 Riverside Drive, Westlands on Tuesday,...

I was a reluctant star during ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ — Ikumu

Teenage sensation Sarah Ikumu received a 'Golden Buzzer' on 'Britain Got Talent' two years ago, but she says at first she was hesitant to go for the auditions.“My mum and I did not like me go...

Carjackers posing as cops arrested after exchange of fire in Naivasha

Two carjackers who had stolen a lorry belonging to a Naivasha businessman were arrested on Tuesday. The driver, while heading back to Naivasha was stopped by the carjackers, who had posed as...

{VIDEO} Blast, heavy gunfire at 14 Riverside Drive, Westlands

A loud blast and gunshots have been reported in 14 Riverside drive in Westlands, a source has told the Star. Police suspect it could be a terror attack. https://dailymotion.com/video/x70ou80?enablejsapi=1 The attack comes on the third...

Kericho police arrest Ruto diehard supporter on the run after incitement tweet

Ruto diehard supporter Dennis Kiptoo has been arrested, NCIC secreatarty Hassan Mohammed has said.Mohamed in a statement on Tuesday said Kiptoo was found in Kericho.He has been on the run since...

Naivasha man kills wife over hairstyle as one-year-old daughter watches

A Gilgil man has been arrested after allegedly killing his wife as his one-year-old daughter watched following a domestic quarrel.The woman was stabbed in the neck and stomach using a kitchen...

25 Ngiya Girls High School students diagnosed with dysentery

Siaya Health county director Kennedy Orwenjo has confirmed 25 students from Ngiya Girls School have been diagnosed with dysentery.Orwenjo said out of the 25, five students had blood in their...

Prime suspect in gang rape of Homa Bay girl taken to Kisumu for DNA test

A prime suspect in the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Homa Bay town was on Tuesday taken to Kisumu for a DNA test.This comes as police narrow down their investigations to find those behind the...

KCSE 2018: 3,427 candidates’ results cancelled over irregularities – Magoha

Knec has cancelled the results of 3,427 candidates over exam irregularities, chairman George Magoha has said.Addressing the media during the release of Knec investigations on Tuesday, Magoha said...

KCSE 2018: Magoha releases list of 16 counties involved in exam malpractices

Knec chairman George Magoha has listed 16 counties that were affected by exam irregularities during the KCSE 2018. Speaking when he addressed the media on Tuesday, Magoha said Knec withheld 53...

Nanok leads peace talks with South Sudan leaders over increased border insecurity

Turkana leaders led by Governor Josphat Nanok have embarked on a series of peace talks with their counterparts from South Sudan over increased cases of insecurity along the border.The rising...

Dark smoke clouds Nyeri as matatu operators protest over poor roads

Dark smoke, orange flames engulfed part of Nyeri on Tuesday after matatu and taxi operators protested against poor road infrastructure. Burning tyres and carrying banana leaves, the residents...

EXPERT COMMENT: Obado’s job is intact

At the moment, there is no threat to Governor Okoth Obado’s job. A governor is an elected leader and is not a civil servant. For civil servants, when you are involved in any kind of crime, or...

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China say their "worst fears" have been realised.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on Monday,...

Police probe fresh Obado murder plot

DCI officers have summoned a former close business associate of Migori Governor Okoth Obado to record a statement about an alleged plot by the county boss to kill him. Investigators are understood...
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