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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – A second prosecution witness in the case facing Deputy President William Ruto and Journalist Joshua arap Sang at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been declared hostile. The trial chamber allowed the Prosecution to treat the witness as hostile after he disowned...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 - The High Court on Thursday issued an order barring the Senate from summoning Governors to appear before it and respond to audit queries over how funds allocated to counties were spent. The order was served by Wajir County executives representing their governor who was set...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held a meeting with a delegation of Migori county leaders who want to offer an apology over the recent ugly incident at a public rally. The meeting that started about 1.00pm was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto and other...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 - It was a symbol for Kenya’s growing well-heeled middle class: a vast supermarket crammed with flat screen televisions, imported wines, and chilled cabinets of cheese and meats. But in a burst of grenades and gunfire one year ago, when Islamist gunmen prowled the food...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 - Kenyan police and relatives said Thursday they have found no sign of prominent journalist and controversial blogger Bosire Bogonko, one year since he mysteriously disappeared. Bogonko, whose often scurrilous Jackal News website reported on scandal, corruption and poked fun...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the release of six youths charged over the Migori heckling incident. The Head of State who met Migori leaders at State House on Thursday afternoon says he has forgiven all those who were involved in the ugly incident. He said the youth...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 - A section of Jubilee Coalition MPs have come out in defence of National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale saying he has nothing to apologise for over remarks he made on Monday during the Mara Day celebrations. The legislators who included Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – The hearing of activist Walter Barasa’s appeal challenging his extradition to the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) failed to kick off on Thursday. This was due to the failure of the respondents to file their responses in a timely manner; the office of the...
  • Paris, Sept 18 - French President Francois Hollande holds a rare and hotly awaited news conference later Thursday as the embattled and deeply unpopular leader seeks to turn the tide on a catastrophic few weeks. A party rebellion, an emergency cabinet reshuffle, record high unemployment and record...
  • Hong Kong, Sept 18 - Five would-be diamond thieves have been arrested this week for trying to steal gems worth $880,000 at a jewellery fair in Hong Kong, police said on Thursday. The spate of attempted thefts at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, which opened Monday, may have been the work of a...
  • Edinburgh, Sept 18 - Scotland began voting Thursday on whether to become independent from Britain in a referendum which has electrified the nation, dominating debate in homes and pubs from Edinburgh to the Highlands. While the outcome looks too close to call, the pro-independence camp has seen...
  • Fiji, Sept 18 - Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was Thursday on the verge of sweeping a historic vote to become Fiji’s first elected leader in eight years, as international observers gave the ballot a stamp of approval. With 70 percent of the vote counted following Wednesday’s poll, Bainimarama’s...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - Over 800 midwives in Kenya have undergone training at the Amref Virtual Training School in an initiative set to reduce the number of maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the country. Amref Director General Dr Teguest Guerma says this initiative will increase the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 - The 23rd witness in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang on Wednesday told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the Office of The Prosecutor (OTP) gave him a written statement which he was asked to sign. The witness explained to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - The United Democratic Front has removed Hassan Osman as the party chairman due to what it terms as gross misconduct and abusive speech. Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday, the party’s Parliamentary Group Chief Whip Roba Duba indicated that Osman sabotaged...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - The Deputy Chairman of the Council of Governors Salim Mvurya has heeded summons to appear before the Senate’s Sessional County Public Accounts and Investments Committee over audit queries. Mvurya who is the Kwale Governor urged the committee to defend Governors from...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - The National Assembly’s Agriculture Committee has suspended a contract for the development of a 10,000 acre model farm in Galana-Kulalu issued to Green Arava Company. The committee chairman Adan Mohammed said nothing tangible had been done despite the fact that government...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - The High Court on Wednesday declined to compel Rusinga Preparatory School to admit a student at the centre of a row over dreadlocks. Judge Mumbi Ngugi declined to issue the orders pending hearing and determination of a case lodged by the student’s mother. "Since the school...
  • JUBA, Sep 17 - The government in war-torn South Sudan said Wednesday it will not be expelling any foreign workers, reversing a policy announcement made the previous day that caused a storm of protests from aid agencies and neighbouring countries. According to the United Nations, 1.3 million people...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - A police officer whose murder prosecution sparked three days of protest from Githurai residents has now applied for bail pending his trial. Titus Musila - fondly referred to as Kitutu by Githurai residents - lodged the bail application before High Court on Wednesday...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - Community policing under the Nyumba Kumi initiative has received a boost under projects between the National Police Service and the Swedish Government. Among the initiatives is construction of a gender and child protection unit at the Kikuyu Police Station and training of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - A member of the Kiambu County Assembly has sued Facebook group Dead Beat Kenya for publishing false allegations that he has neglected his child. Paul Karungo Thang’wa has also sued the woman who claimed that he has failed to provide for the child. Through advocate Ndegwa...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - International pressure is mounting on Kenya to resume flights to West Africa with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) saying...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 - The Foreign Affairs Ministry says Kenya has not been formally notified about the ban of foreigners from working in South Sudan. Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho on Wednesday confirmed no formal notice had been sent to the Kenyan consulate in Juba or the Foreign Affairs...
  • LAGOS, September 17- Nigeria’s anti graft agency said it was hunting a 38 year old bank worker on Wednesday for allegedly stealing $38 million from his employers by hacking into computer systems. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou allegedly conspired...

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