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  • On February 2, President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the first batch of the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) for the Kenya Police Service at the General Service Unit headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi/XINHUA-FileNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – The security sector has greatly improved due to massive...
  • Though he points out it was an isolated case, Nkaissery says police are probing the matter in order to establish the security loopholes that could have exposed the casino managers to the violence/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Wednesday directed the...
  • A man looks at a patient covered by a mosquito net in a hospital in El Salvador, on Feb 3, 2016/XINHUA-FileSYDNEY, Australia, Feb 10 – A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, adding that the disease was acquired overseas. The Australian...
  • The death threats have emanated from officers alleging bias in the ongoing vetting, according to Kavuludi/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – National Police Service Commission Chairperson Johnson Kavuludi says his life and that of fellow commissioners are in danger following death threats from police...
  • The three were released on bail/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – Former National Youth Service Director Nelson Githinji and two others have been charged with abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud the NYS. Githinji, Nicholas Makokha – who was then chief inspector of NYS – and Geoffrey Kiriha,...
  • Kawira has since moved to a safe house/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – John Wambugu Muchiri who was captured in a video that went viral on social media has been charged in a Nairobi Court with assaulting his 22 year-old wife. Muchiri was charged with causing grievous harm to Juster Kawira on February...
  • Some 31 Governors, including Council of Governors chairman Peter Munya, are attending the summit. Sixteen governors are absent with apology/FILESAGANA, Kenya, Feb 10 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday morning opened a two-day conference bringing together the National Government and County...
  • Muya noted that police did not conduct surveillance when they undertook the operation in search of a wanted murder suspect whom they claimed was hiding in the house where Kwekwe was/FILEMOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 10 – A Mombasa court has convicted two police officers over the death of 14 year-old Kwale...
  • “When she arrived in North Horr, there were no schools in Marsabit. She was the first to start a school; she was the first teacher and she was the first head teacher. She gave us clothes, she gave us stationery,” Marsabit County Deputy Speaker Sora Guyo recalled/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb, 10 –...
  • To his critics, he is a racist demagogue or, at best, a buffoon with an orange perma-tan and an odd helmet of hair who would either hand Hillary Clinton the White House – or lead the world into unmitigated catastrophe/FILEMANCHESTER, United States, Feb 10 – Donald Trump is a billionaire real estate...
  • He went on: “We cannot tell the people that we have money that we are borrowing. I must say that we are reluctant to continue borrowing monies”/DPPSNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – Deputy President William Ruto has told county governments that the country can only share revenue it has. Ruto said the...
  • The process will be kicking off amid protests from major political parties which feel the commission is not adequately funded to undertake the exercise/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission says it is gearing up for a mass voter registration drive that...
  • A supporter of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump displays a campaign poster as residents vote for the first US presidential primary at a school gym in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016/AFP UNITED STATES, Feb 10 – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders decisively won Tuesday’s...
  • SOUTH AFRICA, Feb 10 – An air of gloom hung over Africa’s biggest annual mining conference this week as corporate giants and governments wrestled with boom times gone bust in the wake of China’s downturn. Politicians urged mining firms to limit job losses in economies already facing shrinking tax...
  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador, in San Salvador/AFPEL SALVADOR, Feb 10 – With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world’s latest...
  • In the list of nominees adopted by the House on Tuesday, CORD ejected Borabu MP Ben Momanyi, Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani and Lang’ata MP Joash Olum from the 29-member House agenda setting team/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has dropped three ‘rebel’...
  • Pope Francis speaks with Angela Merkel during a 2015 meeting at the Vatican/AFPBERLIN, Feb 9 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office on Tuesday said she had no memory of an angry phone call she reportedly made to Pope Francis after he compared Europe to a “barren woman”. “The chancellor does not...
  • General David Sejusa, 61, has denied all charges against him, including taking part in politics in violation of army law and being absent without leave/XINHUA-FileKAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 9 – A former Ugandan intelligence chief and critic of President Yoweri Museveni was denied bail on Tuesday, days...
  • The three-day conference is part of the First Lady’s of Africa’s long-term commitments towards building and fostering continental dialogue on sexual and reproductive health and rights/PSCUACCRA, Ghana, Feb 9 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrived in Accra, Ghana Tuesday afternoon where she will...
  • Forensics officers in overalls and masks walk past a tent erected over the spot where a man died after being discovered on fire in the park outside the wall of Kensington Palace, central London on February 9, 2016/AFPLONDON, Feb 9 – A man set himself on fire in the early hours of Tuesday outside...
  • “The goat and the owner were under police custody and are out, as both the sections 427 and 447 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) are bailable offences”/AFPRAIPUR, India, Feb 9 – Police in central India arrested a goat and its owner for repeatedly damaging a senior bureaucrat’s garden, a local...
  • A ruling on application of Rule 68 which allows use of prior recorded statements of five witnesses in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang will set the pace starting Friday/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) is set to issue...
  • The Tanzanian who started off as a cobbler hoped to make more money from the motorcycles proceeds, but he lost terribly/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – It has now emerged that the Eastleigh gambler who killed two people after losing his bets had sold his two motorcycles to try his luck at Casino...
  • The rail route was closed to traffic, as well as two local roads. Photo/AFP-FILE.BERLIN, Germany Feb 9- Two commuter trains collided in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring around 100, police said. “The current toll is four dead, 15 critically injured, 40 severely...
  • Parliament was set to resume sittings Tuesday afternoon after a 2-month recess. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 9 –The Jubilee Coalition has given up two of its seats to the opposition in the powerful House Business Committee in order to beat the third gender threshold in state bodies. The list of...

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