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  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 1 – “Unless I am kidnapped or something of the sort I am here and rearing to go and no amount of enticement or amount of pressure will tilt me,” that is what Matayos MP Geoffrey Odanga told journalists after he formally notified the House of his intention to censure Education...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 1 - The Senate has told off President Uhuru Kenyatta over his proposed amendments to the Public Audit Bill. Finance and Commerce committee chairman Billow Kerrow accused the Executive of encroaching on the mandate of Parliament citing the Public Audit Bill which the President...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - The Presidential Strategic Communication Unit has clarified that President Uhuru Kenyatta has not disbanded the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA). A director at PSCU Munyori Buku said: " This is a clarification that the NACADA board...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has stated that it will challenge the court ruling that directed the government to increase teachers’ basic pay by between 50 and 60 percent. According to the commission’s chairperson Lydia Nzomo, TSC is justified to appeal the court...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has disbanded the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) and asked Members of Parliament to lead the war against illicit brews in their constituencies in Central Kenya. He has also revoked all licenses for bars...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - The Trade Union Congress (TUC) Kenya has said it will paralyse the public service over the government’s failure to revoke the new National Hospital Insurance Fund rates. TUC Kenya officials led by Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General (KNUT), Wilson Sossion,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - Operations at the Mombasa Port were brought to a standstill on Wednesday when thousands of workers downed their tools over increased National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) deductions. The dock workers prevented goods from being moved into or out of the port by blocking the...
  • SAUDI ARABIA, Jul 1 - Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. The prince said in a statement that the "philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural...
  • HONG KONG, July 1- Tens of thousands joined a pro democracy march on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China Wednesday in what organisers said was a chance to work out the movement’s next step as momentum wanes. Crowds gathered in Victoria Park in the afternoon, many carrying yellow...
  • PARIS, July 1- France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five year old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said Tuesday. "Two French soldiers on mission in Burkina Faso were suspected of engaging in acts...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has criticised Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu for raiding bars in the county claiming he was fighting alcoholism among the youth. Kabogo stated that such action was counterproductive as it encouraged hooliganism which may lead to...
  • BEIRUT, July 1- A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation’s own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange...
  • CAIRO, July 1- A car bomb killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula in one of several attacks Wednesday against the army in the violence-plagued region, a security official said. Troops regularly come under attack in the Sinai, where jihadists linked to the Islamic State group are...
  • BEIJING, July 1- Chinese people are growing taller as the country becomes richer but they are getting fatter even faster, the government and state media said. The proportion of Chinese over-18s who were overweight stood at 30.1 percent in 2012, up 7.3 percentage points over a decade, Wang Guoqiang...
  • GENEVA, July 1- A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday. "Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions," the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - The firm that operated the controversial apron buses at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) says the vehicles were legally imported, dismissing claims by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) that they were smuggled into the country. In a statement, Relief and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - A nationwide matatu strike planned for Wednesday was called off following talks between the government and the Matatu Welfare Association (MWA). The association’s chairman Dickson Mbugua told Capital FM News that the meeting with ministry officials resolved that the blanket...
  • MEDAN, Indonesia - Jul 1 The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane packed with military personnel and their families rose to 142 Wednesday, as witnesses described people fleeing the disaster zone covered in blood with their clothes alight. The Hercules C-130 transport plane...
  • BEIJING, China, Jul 1 - China’s rubber-stamp legislature passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, officials said, as concerns grow that Beijing is enforcing ever-tighter limits on rights. The National People’s Congress standing committee passed the legislation by 154 votes to nil...
  • WASHINGTON, United States Jul 1 - The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold War enmity. President Barack Obama is expected to issue a statement at 11am (1500 GMT) Wednesday in the White House Rose...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi says the Education Ministry will appeal Tuesday’s ruling by the Employment and Labour Relations Court awarding teachers a 50 to 60 percent pay rise. Speaking after meeting the National Assembly Committee on Education, Prof Kaimenyi said the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - It has now emerged that the apron buses that led to the sacking of Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director Lucy Mbugua were smuggled into the country. KAA Director Kevin Kihara said the concessionaire did not pay the requisite duty to the Kenya Revenue Authority....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - The National Police Service on Tuesday launched the refurbishment of all police stations and police lines in the country. The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet while launching the painting and clean-up programme at the Parklands Police Station, said the move was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has defended himself against allegations of high handedness and unprofessionalism at the ministry. The beleaguered Kaimenyi further dismissed a petition seeking to remove him from office as one lacking merit adding that he will not...
  • TIGONI, Kenya, Jun 30 - Residents of Tigoni in Kiambu County are set to benefit from a hospital upgrade by the county government. The Sh160 million 200-bed capacity hospital to be constructed at the Tigoni Health Centre will benefit residents who have had to grapple with congestion in the wards...

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