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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - Uasin Gishu County Executive members were Wednesday put to task by a Senate committee to account for funds allocated to the county after a report by the Auditor General indicated that there were some irregularities. The Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee which...
  • WASHINGTON, August 27- A nine year old girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun was unable to control the weapon, accidentally killing her instructor, news reports said Wednesday. The tragedy occurred Monday at the Last Stop gun range in the western US state of Arizona, where the girl had been...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged regional police chiefs to consolidate their efforts in combating terrorism and other crimes. He said victory in the war against crime will be realised faster if police forces in the East African region worked in solidarity and...
  • KISUMU, Kenya, Aug 27 - Deputy President William Ruto has said the push for constitutional amendments has the potential of destroying the current Constitution the way the independent Constitution was destroyed by parochial and partisan interests. Speaking on Wednesday at the Tom Mboya Labour...
  • EMBU, Kenya, Aug 27 - A Member of the County Assembly of Embu now wants the Senate to introduce a monthly allowance for spouses of the county representatives. Runyenjes Central Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Steve ‘Simba’ Munene argued that their spouses should be compensated for the time they...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27- The Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia says the government has identified increased awareness on reproductive health services as a key intervention to reducing maternal deaths by nearly 30 percent. Macharia said in addition to increasing budget allocations to the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - Three suspected gangsters have been killed during a shootout with police officers in Gigiri. The incident occurred near the Kobil petrol station on Limuru Road where the thugs were accosted as they tried to hijack a lorry, according to police. "They were being pursued and...
  • TAIPEI, August 27- Taiwan on Wednesday honoured tens of thousands of Chinese Nationalist soldiers killed in World War II in Myanmar, many of whom came to the rescue of British troops. A wooden plaque inscribed with Chinese characters reading "The spirits of the Republic of China officers and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - An association of residents in Lamu now wants the National Land Commission (NLC) to add 33 land allocations to the 22 they are already investigating on suspicion of being acquired illegally. The Hindi Residents Welfare Association (HIRWA) tabled the 33 land registration...
  • RIYADH, Aug 27 - A Saudi court has sentenced 18 militants to up to 20 years in jail on charges that included plotting attacks in the kingdom, local media reported Wednesday. In a trial on Tuesday, six Saudis, five Yemenis, and a Palestinian were sentenced to between 18 months and 20 years in prison...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27- Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said the government is working to resolve the diplomatic spat with South Africa over visa restrictions by the end of September. Mohamed revealed that she will travel to South Africa next month to hold discussions with the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27- Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega on Wednesday moved to court in a bid to block Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders from collecting signatures to initiate a referendum. The Member of Parliament filed an urgent case in the High Court and wants the ongoing...
  • Paris, Aug 27 - IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world’s most powerful women, announced Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. The shock announcement came a day after she was grilled by a special...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - The National Government has come to the rescue of counties and agreed to release Sh29 billion by the end of this week to pay salaries. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich says the National Government will advance the cash following a resolution of the inter-...
  • BOGOTA, August 27- The head of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s hitmen, a confessed murderer nicknamed "Popeye," was released from prison after helping prosecutors convict a former justice minister. John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez has confessed to killing 300 people and organizing the killings...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - The Kenya National Union of Teachers is threatening to mobilise teachers to go on strike over failure by the government to conclude a Collective Bargaining Agreement among other demands. The agreement was to be formalised 90 days after last year’s prolonged teachers strike...
  • GAZA CITY, August 27- The skies over the Gaza Strip were calm Wednesday as a long term ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians took hold after 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. Millions in and around the war torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace during which there were no...
  • LUSAKA, August 27 - Ailing Zambian President Michael Sata has not been seen in public for more than two months, prompting a behind-the-scenes power struggle to succeed him. Publicly at least, the government of this copper rich nation maintains that 77 year old Sata — once nicknamed "King Cobra" —...
  • AWADAY, Aug 27 - For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back. As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers and brokers of the amphetamine shrub rouse from an afternoon slumber to cut deals...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27- Mombasa Urban CID chief Ndumba Thangarani is admitted to hospital after he was shot and seriously injured by thugs on Tuesday night. The officer was in the company of Mombasa police chief Geoffrey Mayek, as they trailed the gunmen at Tudor area when they opened fire at the...
  • JUBA, August 27 - Warring forces in South Sudan traded blame Wednesday for the crash of a UN helicopter in which three crew died, although investigations have yet to confirm if it was shot down. The helicopter crashed Tuesday some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the northern oil town of Bentiu, one...
  • WASHINGTON, August 27- An American journalist held for nearly two years by militants linked to Al Qaeda in Syria returned to the United States late Tuesday, two days after Qatar negotiated his release, his family said. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, was reunited with his mother Nancy Curtis at Boston Logan...
  • ABIDJAN, August 27- Rumours that west Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic had reached Ivory Coast began a week ago, rapidly spread by late-night phone calls and prompting scared villagers to drink salted water. "This is due to one gentleman’s revelation," said Siamou Kobenan in the northern village of...
  • LONDON, August 27- An inquiry has revealed that some 1,400 minors were sexually abused in the British town of Rotherham over a 16 year period and blamed local authorities for failing to act. Local council chief Roger Stone resigned immediately after the publication of the report, which detailed the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 - Civil society groups from the East African region have called for establishment of an oversight police body similar to Kenya’s Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA). The groups which assembled in Naivasha on Tuesday while citing a recent report by Human Rights...

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