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  • Property worth Sh48 million destroyed in school fi res this ...
    The wave of school fires in the country destroyed property worth Sh48.3, Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Patrick Ole Ntutu says.The rampage also led to the arrest of 379 students countrywide, he told MPs yesterday.Ntutu appeared before the National Assembly Education Committee where he promised that the ministry would work with… ... more
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  • MP files a motion to sack CS Rotich
    A censure motion has been filed against Treasury CS Henry Rotich days after MPs rejected the poisonous sugar report that had indicted him.Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa wants Rotich censured by Parliament for contravening the Constitution, gross misconduct and incompetence. The motion returns Rotich to the spotlight after escaping last week’s… ... more
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  • Gor 5 points away: Lokuwaam downs Chemelil as K’Ogalo...
    Little-known Edwin Lokuwaam was the hero as Gor Mahia took a giant step towards retaining their league title with a 1-o win over Chemelil Sugar 1-0 in a Sportpesa Premier League match yesterday.The tie had all indications of being another frustrating outing for the defending champions until Lokuwaam came up… ... more
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  • State to revive Kenya National Shipping Line
    President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday witnessed the signing of an MoU between the Ministry of Transport and the Mediterranean Shipping Company for the revival of Kenya National Shipping Line.The MoU was signed by Transport CS James Macharia and Captain Giovanni Cuomo, the First Vice President of MSC, which is one… ... more
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  • Nairobi retain women’s basketball title for fifth con...
    Nairobi County defeated Uasin Gishu 43-21 to lift the women’s basketball title for the sixth consecutive year as the Kenya Inter County Cultural and Sports Association games entered the fourth day in Kisii County.Mike Sonko’s Nairobi started the game strongly, winning the first quarter 11-2 but lost 8-6 in the… ... more
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  • Mboya content: Former Mathare keeper happy with Tusker switc...
    Former Mathare United first choice goalkeeper Robert Mboya says he does not regret moving to Tusker in June, where he has struggled to break to the starting team.Mboya mutually terminated his contract with Mathare in June and found a new home at Ruaraka despite being aware of the competition from… ... more
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  • Gorasia dares state to demolish Taj Mall
    The Multi-Million shillings Taj Mall which is along outering road will finally be demolished by end of this month because the building is on a road reserve.The multi-agency team yesterday asked all the tenants to vacate the building by August 30 when it plans to demolish the building.The chairman of… ... more
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  • Kenya Cup clubs recall their big boys for Kabeberi Sevens
    Top Kenya Cup sides are set to recall their big guns for the Kabeberi Sevens slated for this weekend at the Machakos Stadium.Table topping Homeboyz, who lead the log with 44 points following wins at the Prinsloo and Sepetuka Sevens last month, will have Kenya Sevens skipper Oscar Ayodi and… ... more
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  • Everton date set: Kenyan champions K’Ogalo to face To...
    The highly anticipated Everton versus Gor Mahia match for the SportPesa Trophy will take place on either Tuesday November 6 or Wednesday November 7 with the exact date to be determined in due course, match organiser SportPesa has announced.The friendly match slated for the UK, is part of SportPesa’s efforts… ... more
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  • Five killed after matatu, saloon car collide in Ndaragwa
    Five people died while three others were seriously injured after a matatu and a saloon car crashed at Kianugu, Ndaragwa on Thursday.The occupants of the saloon car were on their way from a family gathering in Nyeri before their vehicle collided with the 2NK Sacco matatu.The car had two women… ... more
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  • Media Council reprimands Citizen for ‘breach of privac...
    The Media Council of Kenya on Thursday reprimanded Citizen TV over questions directed to Cotu boss Francis Atwoli during a talk show.In a letter of caution to the media house's editorial director, MCK CEO David Omwoyo warned the broadcaster citing that 'adult-related content' was aired during the show.Atwoli was hosted… ... more
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  • 800m champ Kipyegon Bett suspended for failing to submit to ...
    IAAF has suspended the 2016 World U20 Championships 800m winner Kipyegon Bett on claims of doping.The Athletics Integrity Unity in a tweet on Thursday said the decision was reached after the 20-year-old allegedly failed to submit to sample collection as spelled out in Article 2.3 of the anti-doping rules. "… ... more
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  • Kemsa supplies Sh146m drugs to Nairobi as Sonko breaks debt ...
    Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) on Thursday supplied drugs worth Sh146 million to Nairobi county, ending a Sh234 million debt deadlock.The medicine, flagged off from Kemsa stores in Embakasi, was disbursed to Pumwani, Mbagathi, and Mama Lucy hospitals.Governor Mike Sonko warned county employees against diverting the medicines to private chemists… ... more
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  • Uhuru donates Sh2m for Bett children’s bursary as ath...
    Deputy President William Ruto led a host of political leaders and sportsmen especially athletes in bidding farewell to former world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett. Bett was buried at his Simat home in Uasin Gishu county. Ruto said he had been sent by President Kenyatta to deliver condolences to the… ... more
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  • KNH seeks Israeli help for children’s bone marrow tran...
    Kenyatta National Hospital is working on a plan to set up a bone marrow transplant unit for children with cancer with support from the Israeli government.Israel ambassador Noah Gal Gendler said: "We are going to work together with the hospital to make sure the children are taken good care of,… ... more
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  • Sonko asks EACC to probe fraud claims in Sh357m bursary fund
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has asked the EACC to investigate alleged fraud in the disbursement of Sh357 million bursary cash to needy students. In a letter dated August 14 to EACC chief executive officer Halakhe Waqo, Sonko claimed that some county officers colluded with MCAs to divert the money to… ... more
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  • Chickengate: Oswago had permission to directly procure poll ...
    Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) officers instructed former CEO James Oswago to directly source electoral materials for South Mugirango by-elections, a court heard on Thursday.IEBC's Tabitha Mutemi said chief election officers met at a Naivasha hotel on March 22, 2010 and resolved that the IIEC management directly sources materials for… ... more
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  • Barclays, ex-employees’ retirement scheme row heads to...
    A group of former Barclays Bank employees has gone to court accusing the bank of misleading and coercing them into agreeing to a voluntary retirement scheme.The employees, who retired in 2017 and 2018, are also aggrieved by the bank's decision of changing interest rates of their loans to commercial rates.The… ... more
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  • Museveni critics charged with treason over stoning of convoy
    Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, have been charged with treason for their suspected role in the stoning of his convoy.Museveni had travelled late on Monday to campaign for a ruling party candidate contesting in a parliamentary by-election, when the vehicle carrying him had its rear windscreen… ... more
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  • Why City Hall still loses millions in revenue despite automa...
    The Nairobi government still loses millions of shillings in revenue every year due to weak enforcement and corrupt officers. This was revealed on Thursday by JamboPay executive officer Danson Muchemi whose company the county contracted to provide the service. Muchemi disclosed that enforcement has been wanting despite the system's relay… ... more
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  • Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76
    Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, the Associated Press reported.Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her… ... more
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  • City dwellers to go without water as lines shut for repairs
    City residents will go without water for the better part of Thursday evening as the Ng'ethu treatment plant is shut for repairs.The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company said the shutdown was occasioned by the breakdown of a major control valve at Gigiri reservoir. "The repairs are expected to be… ... more
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  • Nation journalists arrested for filming Indian Ocean encroac...
    Two Nation Media Group journalists have been arrested for filming construction that blocks a beach in Mombasa.Cameramen Karim Rajan and Laban Walloga were taken to Bamburi police station on Wednesday.NTV said on Twitter that they were earlier roughed up by workers constructing a multi-billion hotel in Shanzu.The station said the… ... more
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  • Chris Karan loses bid to retain Ugenya MP seat, appeal throw...
    The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by Ugenya MP Chris Karan following the annulment of his election by the High court. Justice Hannah Okwengu said Karan's election was validly nullified in the petition by former MP David Ochieng.The court said the campaigns in Ugenya were perverted hence… ... more
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  • Chris Karan loses Ugenya MP seat, appeal thrown out
    The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by Ugenya MP Chris Karan following the annulment of his election by the High court. Justice Hannah Okwengu said Karan's election was validly nullified in the petition by former MP David Ochieng.The court said the campaigns in Ugenya were perverted hence… ... more
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  • Angolan rebel Jonas Savimbi’s body to be exhumed for d...
    Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi's body will be exhumed before the end of the year so that he can be buried "with dignity", his Unita party has said, AFP news agency reports. Savimbi was killed by government forces on 22 February 2002, and was buried the next day in eastern… ... more
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  • Webuye cops arrest weighbridge admin over Sh2.6 million frau...
    The Webuye weighbridge systems administrator was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of fraud and corruption.Stanley OIuoch, 36, was arrested after a complaint was filed at Webuye police station. The complaint was by George Mwangolo, a quality assurance manager of Societe Generale de surveillance (SGS) Kenya. SGS is a Swiss origin company… ... more
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  • Logistics firm MSC, Transport ministry ink deal for national...
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the Transport ministry on Thursday entered into an agreement towards the revival of the Kenya National Shipping Line.President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed the signing of KNSL deal during a ceremony at State House.Cabinet Secretary James Macharia signed for the ministry while Capt Giovanni Cuomo - the… ... more
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  • Raila, Ruto camps to converge at MP Ng’eno’s wed...
    President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi are among top dignitaries expected to attend the wedding of Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngen'o's wedding on Saturday.The MP who was re-elected on Kanu ticket will wed his longtime girlfriend Nayianoi Ntutu at Emurua… ... more
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  • Ibrahim Keita re-elected Mali President with 67% of vote
    Malian President Ibrahim Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse.The victory hands Keita a second five-year term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the poll.He now faces the… ... more
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  • Fight corruption with zeal like Uhuru’s, Eugene tells ...
    Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa has challenged governors to fight graft with the same vigor as President Uhuru Kenyatta.In Mombasa on Thursday, Wamalwa pointed out that corruption remains the biggest threat to devolved units.“The national government alone cannot win the war on corruption. We must have county governments as partners to… ... more
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  • US newspaper editorials rebuke Trump for media attacks
    Hundreds of US newspapers devoted print space on Thursday to a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for saying some media organisations are enemies of the American people.The Boston Globe and the New York Times took part in the push along with more than 350 other… ... more
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  • Jambojet increases weekly flights to Kisumu
    Jambojet has increased its flight frequency between Nairobi and Kisumu from 20 to 24 per week.Chief executive officer Willem Hondius cites high demand and affordable fares."We have experienced immense growth in Kisumu. It is time we gave our customers more flexibility and convenience for travel,” Hondius said.The additional flights will… ... more
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  • Sonko suspends construction of AVIC Tower, 15 arrested
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended the construction of AVIC Tower on Waiyaki Way on grounds that it’s partly built on public land. The cost of constructing the Chinese-owned building, adjacent to Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, is estimated to be Sh6.9 billion. “We have suspended the construction and arrested over… ... more
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  • Five Migori staff at large, six freed on bond in corruption ...
    Anti-corruption officers are hunting for five Migori county government officers who escaped arrest as their six colleagues appeared in court on Thursday.The 11 are members of the Migori Tender Committee who are facing charges of flouting procurement laws.It is said they did not follow section 27 (3) of the Public… ... more
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  • Kisumu residents accuse police of illegal raids, extortion
    Kisumu residents have raised the alarm over an increase in illegal raids that they claim police use to extort money from them.Led by Audi Ogada, who is Kisumu City Residents Voice Association chairman, they claimed that officers have abandoned their work and turned into fraudsters and extortionists.Ogada said residents of Nyamasaria,… ... more
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  • Suspect shot for trying to snatch cop’s gun during arr...
    A 24-year-old suspect was shot as he attempted to grab a pistol from a police officer in Mbita North.Martin Ouma was injured in the thigh after he confronted the officer who had gone to arrest him in his house at Mlimani estate.Ouma is accused of robbery with violence. He refused… ... more
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  • I don’t care, God is watching, Taj Mall boss says on d...
    Airgate/Taj Mall MD Ramesh Gorasia has seemingly thrown in the towel in the matter of its demolition.Speaking to journalists on Thursday, Gorasia said the government should destroy the building if it wants to but that "God is watching"."If they want to continue, God is there for them. [National Land Commission chair… ... more
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  • Demolition spree: Taj Mall tenants have until August 30 to l...
    Occupants of Airgate Mall, formerly known as Taj, have until August 30 to vacate the premises ahead of its demolition.MA Nyakiongora, chairman of the multi-sectoral committee on unsafe structures, said on Thursday that the illegal building will be pulled down."It has encroached on the road reserve and way-leave hindering the construction of Outering Road," he… ... more
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  • Civil servants struggle to justify wealth in lifestyle audit
    Civil servants are struggling to justify how they accumulated their current wealth in the ongoing lifestyle audit, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua has said. Kinyua said that though a majority of those vetted can account for their wealth, there is about 30 per cent of civil servants who are… ... more
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  • Kuttuny wants bribery claims in Parliament probed
    Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny wants investigative agencies to probe allegations of corruption in Parliament.He said on Thursday the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission should unearth the truth.Last Friday, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa claimed some lawmakers received bribes to shoot down… ... more
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  • Lessons from Kenya on how to restore degraded land
    The state of the earth’s biodiversity – the world’s variety of living organisms – is in crisis. About one third of the world’s land has been severely degraded from its natural state. Some of the worst forms of degradation include deforestation, soil erosion, loss of soil fertility, declining water quality… ... more
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  • Blindness could be reversible: Scientists give mice back its...
    For the first time ever, scientists have restored sight to blind mice by turning dumb cells in the retina into seeing ones, a new study reveals.Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have reversed blindness in mice by using a gene injection to 'reprogram' maintenance neurons into rods and cones,… ... more
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  • Sh1 billion steel industry opens in Kilifi
    A Sh1 billion steel processing industry has been opened in Rabai constituency, Kilifi. Indian firm Jumbo Steel Mills began operations on Wednesday.The company is among 11 firms that committed to invest more than Sh300 billion in Kilifi during the International Investment Conference held in 2016. Other firms that signed an MoU with… ... more
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  • Matiang’i suspends quarrying on prison land countrywid...
    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has suspended quarrying and extraction of natural resources from prison land countrywide.Matiang'i has also ordered the review of all mining and quarrying contracts.At Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru on Thursday, he told a meeting that the government is committed to reforms that will improve their working… ... more
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  • This man Atwoli: A loyal wife, a Sh5 million gold watch and ...
    Workers union boss Francis Atwoli stunned TV viewers on Wednesday night with praises for his new wife and the mention of his Sh5 million gold watch during an interview. The Cotu Secretary General confirmed his marriage to presenter Mary Kilobi who is half his age. While explaining why he married Kilobi,… ... more
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  • This man Atwoli: A loyal wife, a Sh5 million gold watch and ...
    Workers union boss Francis Atwoli stunned TV viewers on Wednesday night with praises for his new wife and the mention of his Sh5 million gold watch during an interview. The Cotu Secretary General confirmed his marriage to presenter Mary Kilobi who is half his age. While explaining why he married Kilobi,… ... more
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  • EACC arrests five HomaBay county officials over Sh26m loss
    Five people have been arrested by EACC officers over the loss of Sh26 million in Homa Bay County. They include; Micheal Owino Ooro (former majority leader), Issac Nyandege (former minority leader) and Judith Omongi (nominated MCA). Others are Caroline Sang(Principle finance officer) and Edwin Okollo(senior accounts controller).  They are among seven suspects that… ... more
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  • Iten cops rescue suspected motorbike thief from lynching
    A suspected motorcycle thief in Iten on Tuesday escaped death narrowly after he was attacked by boda-boda operators who wanted to lynch him.The suspect, Simon Kiprop is admitted to the Elgeyo Marakwet referral hospital after he was rescued by police officers.He will be arraigned after treatment. Kiprop was found with one stolen motorcycle.At… ... more
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  • KCB posts Sh12.1 billion half year profit, an 18 per cent gr...
    KCB group has posted a net profit of Sh12.1 billion in the half year to June in a marginal improvement from last year when the company posted Sh10.3 billion.Profit after tax for the first six months represents a 18 per cent growth, reinforcing the lender’s solid growth prospects.While releasing the results on Thursday, CEO… ... more
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  • Australia lake killings: South Sudanese mother granted reduc...
    A woman who killed three of her children by deliberately driving them into a lake in Australia has had her jail sentence reduced on appeal.Akon Guode was convicted last year of killing Bol, one, and twins Hanger and Madit, four, in Melbourne in 2015.Her original maximum 26-year jail term was… ... more
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  • ‘Put up and shut up’: polygamy breeds poverty fo...
    It was after 21 years of marriage and six children together that Joyce's husband brought home his second wife, without any discussion or warning.The 38-year-old Kenyan housewife, who married at 17 with no education or skills, had to share her home and husband with a woman almost half her age."I was… ... more
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  • Nyandarua man murdered near bar, family suspects foul play
    Police in Nyandarua are investigating the death of a man who was found murdered near a local bar at Geta on Tuesday night.Francis Chege, 45, was found behind the Dimples bar perimeter wall.Area chief Daniel Mwaura alleged that the victim was killed elsewhere and his body dumped behind the bar.The family… ... more
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  • Atletico take sweet revenge on Real to lift Super Cup
    Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by lifting the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals thanks to goals from midfielders Saul Niguez and Koke in extra time.Diego Costa gave Europa League holders Atletico a dream start against Champions League… ... more
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  • DPP orders arrest of seven Homa Bay MCA’s over loss of...
    DPP Noordin Haji has ordered the arrest of seven officials from Homa Bay County Assembly over the loss of Sh26 million public funds.They are said to be involved in a fictitious procurement and payment of MCAs' allowances for the financial years 2014/15 and 2016/17.In a statement on Thursday, Haji said those involved… ... more
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  • Tangatanga vs handshake, NLC without Swazuri, Joho taming Ru...
    The political deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his newfound political soulmate Raila Odinga has altered Mt Kenya politics with some leaders now openly gravitating towards the Nasa leader.  By August last year, the vote-rich region comprising of 10 counties appeared lined up behind Deputy President William Ruto to succeed… ... more
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  • Visit to Raila only endorsed handshake, no link to 2022
    Our visit on Tuesday to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is not an endorsement of his presidential bid — if there is any. The former Prime Minister has not declared whether he will run in 2022 or not. We cannot declare our support for somebody who has not asked for… ... more
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  • Waititu’s Sh250m prime downtown building at centre of...
    Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has bought a building on prime Nairoi real estate for about Sh250 million. The seven story-building on Koinange Street is the place where his wife, Susan, was arrested yesterday while she was supervising alterations to extensions. It is not clear when Waititu acquired the property from… ... more
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  • MPs want blind experts hired to massage them
    Members of the National Assembly want the Parliamentary Service commission to hire blind people to massage them in the gym. Nominated MP David Sankok told the House yesterday that blind masseurs are better in their job. “We are asking Parliament to go to the Machakos School for the Blind and… ... more
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  • Mt Kenya splits into Raila and Ruto camps
    The political deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga is causing havoc in Mt Kenya politics with some leaders now openly gravitating towards the Nasa leader. By August last year, the vote-rich region comprising 10 counties appeared locked behind Deputy President William Ruto to succeed Uhuru in 2022. Not… ... more
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  • Prisons charged up: Warders tired of living in rivalsâ€...
    Kenya Prisons have warned their perennial rivals that it will not be a walk in the park as the second leg of the National League gets underway today in Thika.Prisons’ coach Maurice ‘Kawata’ Maina said the 1999 champions have high hopes of winning more bouts in Thika if their squad’s… ... more
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  • Langat to fly Kenya’s flag at Turkish Airlines Tour i...
    Reuben Langat of Kericho has intensified his training ahead of the forthcoming Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Grand Finale at the Mediterranean city of Antalya, Turkey in late October.Langat, who emerged the winner during the event’s Nairobi qualifiers at Windsor on July 27, is at the moment putting final touches… ... more
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  • Bett’s final journey: 2015 world 400m hurdles champio...
    Former world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett will be laid to rest today at his family home in Simat village, Uasin Gishu County.It was sorrow and tears as his body left Eldoret Hospital Mortuary yesterday afternoon, heavily guarded by Kondele and Kisumu West police officers, where he served before moving… ... more
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  • Wazito all out for survival after landing new sponsors
    Relegation-threatened Wazito chief executive officer, Luthers Mokua, believes the entry of a new sponsor will help turn around their fortunes in the Kenyan Premier League.The league debutants were bailed out of their financial struggles by Sumac Micro finance Bank, who came on board as their shirt sponsors for an undisclosed… ... more
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  • Gor back in action: Chemelil hope to capitalise on K’...
    Even for a team like Gor Mahia, who have a deep and talented squad, fatigue does creep in, at least when you play five games in 12 days. For the sixth time this month, the runaway league leaders take to the pitch in a SportPesa Premier League match against Chemelil… ... more
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  • Chelsea’s Nigerian winger Victor Moses announces inter...
    Nigeria's Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 27. The Chelsea winger played 37 times for his country, scoring 12 times since making his debut in 2012. He had previously represented England up to Under-21 level, while coming through the ranks at Crystal palace.… ... more
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  • Drama as cops gun down robber who sought refuge at Ruiru chu...
    Police officers on Sunday gunned down two thugs at Kihunguro, Ruiru, Kiambu County.Ruiru police boss James Ng’etich said they were part of a four-man gang that robbed an Uber taxi driver of his vehicle in Athi River.Ng’etich told the Star the taxi driver had been hired in Lang’ata on Saturday… ... more
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  • Swazuri denies Sh222 million corruption charges
    NLC chair Mohammed Swazuri and Kenya Railways MD Atanas Maina have been charged with several counts of corruption-related offences.The two were charged on Monday alongside 10 public officers from the Ministry of Lands and the Kenya Railways Corporation.Swazuri denied five counts of abuse of office and an alternative charge of… ... more
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  • Come back for 2022 talks, Wandayi tells ‘bruised’...
    ODM leaders who ditched the party during the 2017 primaries are welcome for peace talks, Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi has said.Wandayi said Raila Odinga's party is ready to reconcile with those who were "bruised" during preparations for the August 8, 2017 general election and are "still nursing wounds".While addressing residents in… ... more
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  • Waititu: don’t demolish buildings, move rivers instead
    Property owners should be forced to 'divert rivers' instead of facing demolition, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has said.If your house is next to a river, let the government tell you to carter for 'diverting the river' but not demolishing your property,” Waititu said in a video that has gone viral.He said… ... more
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