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  • Lucy Kibaki will also be the second woman in the history of Kenya to receive a State funeral/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Come Sunday morning, all Kenyan flags will fly at half mast – an illustration that Kenya is mourning the loss of an iconic person in the country’s history. It will also be in...
  • A screen grab from a video of the wall moments before it collpased/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Four people were on Friday killed after a perimeter wall collapsed on Lenana Road. The incident occurred near the Department of Defence headquarters and the Russian Embassy. Kilimani Police chief...
  • In addition to the in-house prosecution unit, the KWS will also set up a rapid response unit with special training and equipment to fight poachers/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The Kenya Wildlife Service will get its own prosecution unit as part of a raft of measures announced by Environment...
  • The Treasury is targeting a revenue collection of Sh1.49 billion up from Sh1.29 billion in the last financial year/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The National Treasury has submitted Sh2.3 Trillion national budget estimates for the financial year 2016/2017 ahead of Saturday’s deadline. The Treasury...
  • The charges, relating to a multi-billion dollar arms deal, were dropped by the chief state prosecutor in a move that cleared the way for Zuma to be elected president just weeks later/AFP PRETORIA, South Africa, Apr 29 – South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges...
  • Kilimani Police chief Peter Katam says the suspect is being interrogated to help trace his accomplices who have been terrorising city residents/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Police in Nairobi on Friday arrested a Nigerian man suspected to be part of a criminal gang targeting foreigners. Detectives...
  • The Speakers who are attending the 11th Bureau of the EAC Speakers Forum in Arusha, Tanzania, further noted that the region’s prosperity is hinged upon peace and stability within the member states/FILE. ARUSHA, Tanzania, Apr 29 – The Speakers of the East Africa Member States have called for the...
  • President Kenyatta said the provision in the convention that allowed countries to legally sell their ivory stockpiles sent the wrong message; that there would come a day when an elephant wouldn’t be worth more alive/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced that...
  • Many learning institutions are yet to make the big step towards adopting a curriculum that advocates for talent and innovation/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – There is a notable increase in the number of talents especially among the youth in the country. This is a good indication as it will help...
  • Surveys show Pacquiao is virtually guaranteed to win a Senate seat and his journey through shanty towns near Manila, where he threw caps and other souvenirs to joyous fans is more like a victory lap/AFP SAN PABLO CITY, Philippines, Apr 29 – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao smiles as he soaks up the...
  • Members of Burkina Faso’s interim parliament/AFP-File OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Apr 29 – Burkina Faso officials are no longer allowed to accept gifts worth more than 35,000 CFA francs (53 euros, $60), the government announced Thursday in another move to counter rife corruption and cronyism. “If an...
  • The summit which was attended by several high ranking representatives of the United Nations and conservationists kicked off with panel discussions on the front line protection of elephants/CFM NANYUKI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The inaugural Giants Club Summit kicked off as scheduled on Friday with President...
  • The order was granted by High Court judge Isaac Lenaola who ruled it will remain in force until a case filed by five Jubilee MPs is heard and determined/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The High Court has barred CORD leaders and their supporters from storming the Independent Electoral and Boundaries...
  • The recruits are required to report to the Kiganjo Police Training College and the General Service Unit training college in Embakasi/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The 10,000 police recruits picked at the beginning of this month are reporting to their designated colleges on Friday. This follows an...
  • It will be the largest ever burn of ivory, with the 105 tonnes, representing thousands of dead elephants, seven times larger than any destroyed before/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Eleven towering piles of ivory rise above the savannah grasslands of Nairobi National Park, ready to be burned Saturday...
  • Pedestrians and traffic move past a billboard featuring portraits of the South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and the opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba/AFP JUBA, South Sudan, Apr 29 – South Sudan President Salva Kiir has named his transitional unity government sharing power with ex-rebels, a key...
  • In the suit which was certified as urgent, Judge Isaac Lenaola directed the legislators through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui to serve the application immediately upon the CORD brigade to facilitate an inter-partes hearing/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The petition in which five jubilee MPs have sued...
  • The lions, with names such as Zeus and Shakira, were freed after the use of wild animals in circuses was outlawed in Peru in 2011 and Colombia in 2013/FILE LIMA, Peru, Apr 29 – A planeload of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will fly to South Africa Friday in what...
  • Zuma last month lost another major legal battle when the country’s highest court found he violated the constitution over the use of public funds to upgrade his private residence/FILE PRETORIA, Apr 29 – A South African court will rule Friday on a bid to have more than 700 corruption charges...
  • “You can demonstrate as long as you want but I will not break the law like you. The Constitution is clear and if I push them out they will take me to court and they will be reinstated,” the President said/PSCU KISII, Kenya, Apr 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the Opposition that even if they...
  • China flags/FILEBEIJING, Apr 29 – China’s Communist-controlled legislature passed a controversial law Thursday imposing new restrictions on foreign non-governmental organisations — a measure met with “deep concern” in Washington. The law gives police wide-ranging powers over overseas charities and...
  • In the United States, Facebook said it received between zero and 499 “national security letters” which relate mostly to secret FBI investigations, complying with an accord that allows only the range of requests to be reported/FILE WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 28 – Facebook said Thursday it had...
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in power since 2014/AFP WASHINGTON, Apr 28 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting of the US Congress on June 8 during the leader’s visit to Washington, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday. The address will be the fifth...
  • The FIA was established in 2010 by now-retired Pope Benedict XVI to bring the Vatican’s financial institutions into line with international standards designed to reduce the risk of accounts being used for nefarious purposes/XINHUA-File VATICAN CITY, Holy See, Apr 28 – A clean-up of the Vatican bank...
  • Omondi’s sentiments were echoed by Brand Kenya Board Chairman Chris Kirubi who said the illegal trade of wildlife products will destroy the country’s treasured heritage if not stopped/FRANCIS MBATHA NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – All is set for Saturday’s torching of the largest ivory stockpile at the...

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