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  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 30 - Members of Parliament are raising concerns over how a banned Non-Governmental Organisation was included in the list of civil society groups that met US President Barack Obama during his Kenya trip. Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba revealed that Coast based NGO, Haki Africa,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 - Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered a probe into the Limuru fatal road accident in which a pastor is said to have been involved. In a press statement, Boinnet said he had dispatched senior police officers to the jurisdiction of the accident to verify the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 - The Kiambu County Government now claims there was an error in the Supplementary Appropriation Bill submitted to the County Assembly indicating they were to purchase 72 vehicles when it actually intended to buy 42. Deputy Governor Gerald Gakuha who appeared before the Senate...
  • WASHINGTON, Jul 30 - Bombastic US billionaire Donald Trump handily leads all fellow Republicans in the 2016 presidential race, though Hillary Clinton and other Democrats trump him in head-to-head matchups, a poll said Thursday. Trump plunged into the crowded Republican nomination battle last month...
  • BURUNDI, Jul 30 - Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was Thursday elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest. Rwasa, who has denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza,...
  • KANO, Nigeria, Jul 30 - Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said Thursday. "On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake...
  • HWANGE, Zimbabwe, Jul 30 - A professional hunter was granted bail Wednesday on charges of "failing to prevent an illegal hunt" after he organised the expedition on which an American dentist killed Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion. The lion’s death triggered an outpouring of anger around the world...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 - Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider in Kenya has connected 23 more schools in Nairobi, Eastern, Nyanza , Western, Coast, Central and Rift regions to the Internet for free in the month of July as part of its ongoing ambitious internet for schools project....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 - Directors of the troubled Kihiu Mwiri land buying firm in Murang’a have been ordered to present themselves to the CID headquarters Friday morning. CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro says the decision was arrived at following a meeting that was called Thursday morning after the...
  • SAINT-ANDRÉ, France, Jul 30 - Aviation investigators headed to the French Indian Ocean island of Le Reunion on Thursday to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has now sued Governor Evans Kidero for defamation, accusing him of linking him to drug trafficking. The defamation suit was filed at the Milimani Law courts and will be placed before the civil division court for directions Thursday. Sonko had...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - A fresh battle is looming in the National Assembly after Deputy Minority Leader Jakoyo Midiwo accused members in the Budget and Appropriations Committee of secretly sharing out funds for projects within their respective constituencies. Midiwo said his colleagues had gone...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - Kenyan troops on Wednesday killed three Al Shabaab militants when they came under attack at Basuba area in Lamu County. They were attacked with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) when they were on routine patrol duties. "During the attack, the troops repulsed the Al...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - The Auditor General has urged Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to review reports recently released by his office and give directions over how unaccounted billions will be recovered. Edward Ouko says most ministries could not account for the huge sums of monies...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - As Ogwo David Emenike said, the thin line between impossible and the possible is determination. That was the exact attitude that Capital FM News employed when the most powerful individual in the world announced a visit to Kenya. As soon as the President of the United States...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - The Machakos County Government will invest Sh2.5 billion in water projects in a move that will see all homes in the county get piped water. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua says the county intends to dig 1,000 boreholes by May 2016. He also says his government will complete...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - National Assembly Deputy Minority Whip Chris Wamalwa now claims he is being intimidated by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission after he successfully sponsored an amendment to EACC Act to send home the secretariat led by the Chief executive Officer Halakhe Waqo and his...
  • HWANGE, Zimbabwe, Jul 29 - Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world. Cecil the lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to...
  • CHINA, Jul 29 - A Chinese court on Wednesday condemned to death a chemicals factory worker who murdered six people in the commercial hub Shanghai over a dispute with his colleagues, local media reported. The Shanghai Number Two Intermediate People’s Court announced the sentence for Fan Jieming, 62...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - A major operation was underway at the Tsavo West National Park Wednesday following the killing of five elephants whose tusks were taken away. The Kenya Wildlife Service said two suspects had been arrested after they were traced to Ndoomani area of Loitoktok sub-county where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - National Police Service Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet has ordered anyone in possession of an armoured vehicle to declare it immediately and obtain mandatory approval. Boinnet says action will be taken against anyone found to have imported an armoured vehicle or assembled...
  • NEW YORK, Jul 29 - An eight-year-old American has become the world’s youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday. Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey. He previously...
  • HONG KONG, China, Jul 29 - Move over Tinder - a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings,...
  • Burkina Faso, Jul 29 - Loyalists of Burkina Faso’s ousted president Blaise Compaore have petitioned the country’s constitutional council to cancel the former leader’s indictment for treason, sources close to Compaore’s party told AFP Tuesday. On July 16, the west African country’s transitional...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - The driver of a Range Rover involved in a fatal road accident with a saloon car in Limuru on Monday will be arraigned in court on Wednesday. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said on his Twitter account Simon Maina Kuria was behind the wheel of the top of the […]...

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