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  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 22 - A British terrorism suspect in Kenya is no "monster" and has been falsely linked with a fugitive jihadist from the UK dubbed the "White Widow", his lawyer told a court on Thursday. Suspected militant Jermaine Grant, accused of plotting bomb attacks and having ties to...
  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 22 - The cremated remains of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead on August 1 after an apparent suicide, were spread in San Francisco Bay, US news media reported Thursday. According to Williams’s death certificate, published by the celebrity gossip site Radar Online, Williams...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - One of the parcels of public land in Lamu whose lease is being investigated changed hands four times between 2012 and 2013, it emerged on Thursday. The lease for the 40,140 acre parcel of land was originally granted to a Rusken International Limited - on a request from the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - A petition by the Council of Governors challenging summons by the Senate has been referred to Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to appoint a bench to hear it. High Court judge Isaac Lenaola said that the issues raised by the aggrieved Governors could ably be determined by a three...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21- Security analyst and retired military officer Bashir Haji Abdullaih has called on the government to fight corruption within security agencies if the ongoing reforms are to be effective. He says external threats like terrorism have become internal threats because of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - The manager of Sky Park Plaza in Westlands has been charged in a Nairobi court for allegedly withdrawing lift services to floors housing the National Police Service Commission. Bedan Mwangi Nduati however denied that he disabled the lifts between August 15 and 20. He also...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has re-opened the Mombasa Lands Registry after a two-week long cleanup exercise which saw some 38,574 missing files recovered. While re-opening the office, Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu indicated that despite the fact that some...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Major-General Philip Wachira Kameru to head the National Intelligence Service (NIS). National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi made the announcement during Thursday’s House sitting as he passed the message from the President. Major-...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - The High Court has barred the Director of Immigration from deporting an Ethiopian national to Somalia. Justice Isaac Lenaola on Thursday issued the prohibiting order after Mohammed Aden Ismail’s wife Shukri Abdihafid applied to the High Court seeking orders to block her...
  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21 - Two American missionaries who fell ill with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia have recovered and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday. Doctor Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 60, became sick with Ebola in Monrovia last month,...
  • WASHINGTON, August 21- The American doctor who fell ill with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia has recovered and is being released from an Atlanta hospital, an aid group said Thursday. Kent Brantly, 33, is scheduled to speak to the media along with doctors at Emory University...
  • MACHAKOS, Kenya, Aug 21 - Machakos County Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala has been accused of treating the public to a theatrical charade after he claimed that his office had been vandalised. County Secretary Francis Mwaka said Kiala took journalists to the County Finance Department office which is...
  • BEIJING, August 21- Five members of a fringe religious group in China went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald’s restaurant, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her. The five are all members of a cult called Quannengshen, the official news agency Xinhua...
  • WASHINGTON, August 21- The United States said Wednesday that its special forces tried this summer to rescue American hostages held by Islamist militants in Syria. News reports quoting government officials said Wednesday the captives included James Foley, the American journalist whose graphic...
  • MONROVIA, August 21- The UN’s new pointman on Ebola was due to arrive in west Africa on Thursday for a visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region where at least 1,350 lives have been lost to the virus. David Nabarro, a British physician appointed last week by UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon,...
  • TOKYO, August 21- Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives. Police officers, firefighters and soldiers worked through the night in a...
  • FERGUSON, August 21- Protests in the strife-torn town of Ferguson cooled late Wednesday after the top US law enforcement official pledged a full investigation into the slaying of teenager Michael Brown that kicked off days of racially charged unrest. Police said six people were arrested, down from...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - Over 300 resident doctors from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Thursday boycotted work in protest over the delayed payment of their July salaries. The doctors who camped at Afya House stated that despite having received their payslips and statutory deductions being...
  • BEIJING, August 21 - A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety. The Boeing 737 was preparing to land at Wuhan airport in central China but had no response from the air...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - Council of Governors Chairman Isaac Ruto has said he respects the decision by fellow Governors to withdraw from the referendum bid driven by the council. Ruto however said the TNA Governors did not make the decision to pull-out from the ‘pesa mashinani’ referendum campaign...
  • BRUGAIROLLES, Aug 21 - A British couple’s dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbours walled them into their home. Locals in the village of Brugairolles in the foothills of the Pyrenees were so appalled by the immurement, they rose up to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 - Police recruits whose results were cancelled by the National Police Service Commission over alleged massive irregularities have challenged the decision in court. Forty two recruits from Njoro and three others from Ololung’a centers are accusing the Johnstone Kavuludi led...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 - Major-General (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa has replaced Jane Waikenda as the Director of Immigration. Waikenda was appointed Deputy Head of Mission at Kenya’s High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa in recent changes announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Presidential...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 - Former British Premier Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie Blair, has acknowledged First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s efforts at reducing maternal and child mortality in Kenya through her Beyond Zero campaign. Cherie said the effort was commendable given what has been Kenya’s high...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 - The Orange Democratic Movement Party Leader Raila Odinga has disowned a leaked list of new party officials which omitted the name of Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba from the position of the Secretary General. Odinga told a news conference attended by Namwamba that there is no...

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