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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 - Over 2000 doctors have quit serving in the public hospitals since the health sector was devolved to the counties in 2013. This is according to Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentist Union (KMPDU) leaders who attribute this to poor management of the doctors by...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 - Thousands turned up for this year’s Mater Heart Run initiative on Saturday, an annual event whose aim is to assist children from families which cannot afford the cost of cardiac surgery. Mater Hospital CEO Agnes Chege said the eleventh edition of the Mater Heart Run is...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecution has made an application asking the court to admit prior evidence of six witnesses who recanted their evidence in the case against Deputy President William Ruto . In an application filed on Thursday, ICC Prosecutor Fatou...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has called on his fellow governors to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts to make universal healthcare a reality. Speaking during the African Inland Church’s Kijabe Hospital centennial celebrations which were presided over by President...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The Department of Refugee Affairs on Friday said it had repatriated 2,020 refugees from Dadaab Camp in an ongoing pilot phase. Acting Commissioner for Refugees Affairs Haron Komen told a news conference that the repatriation process of the 600,000 refugees was halted due to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 - The controversy surrounding the management of health services pitting the National Government against the County government is bound to intensify after the Council of Governors petitioned the Senate to investigate the Sh38 billion medical equipment acquisition plans. The...
  • Nyeri, Kenya, May 23 - Tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in the Kenyan town of Nyeri on Saturday for the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, a key step towards sainthood. Irene Stefani was an Italian member of the Consolata Missionary Sisters who helped the wounded in Kenya and Tanzania...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, May 23 - Hundreds of emails by former top US diplomat Hillary Clinton were released by the State Department Friday, seeking to quell a lingering political row about a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in Libya. The emails have stoked fresh controversy since Clinton - who...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - Kenya will host a regional intelligence focal point for countries along the Northern corridor to coordinate sharing of information on security challenges in the region. The Joint Intelligence Centre in Karen will bring together spies from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - Muslim Cleric Hassan Mahat Omar who is suspected of funding the April 2 terror attack on the Garissa University College which left 148 people dead has been released on bond. Senior Principal Magistrate Grace Mmasi ordered that Mahat be released on a bond of Sh2 million and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - The Supreme Court has dismissed an election petition by Charles Kamurem challenging the election of Baringo South MP Grace Kipchoim. The Supreme Court ruled that the case lacked merit and sufficient threshold to be heard forcing it to be dismissed. Kipchoim hailed the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has cleared Siaya Senator James Orengo of graft investigations following recommendations by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC). The EACC was investigating allegations that Orengo irregularly allocated...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - Research carried out by Kenyan scientists in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture shows that consuming the Desert Locust could be good for the heart. The researchers drawn from the International Centre of Insect Physiology Ecology (ICIPE) and the Jomo...
  • ARUSHA, Tanzania May 21 - Lawyers representing 10 Kenyans who were charged over robbery with violence in Tanzania have filed a fresh application at the Arusha-based African Court on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), accusing the local court of violating their rights by failing to end their trial...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - Police officers on Thursday thwarted an attempted terror attack at Yumbis village in Ijara constituency within Garissa County by Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab militia. The Al-Shabaab militants were detected by members of public at around 6pm who alerted detectives, according...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 -Police will redirect traffic in Nairobi, Mombasa, Machakos and Mumias on Saturday morning to accommodate the 11th edition of the Mater Heart Run. In Nairobi, the runners will start from the Nyayo Stadium at 7.30am and go up Uhuru Highway, turn up Haile Selassie towards...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 - Commission for Revenue Allocation Chairman Micah Cheserem is warning of a financial crisis in the counties if the current stalemate over the Division of Revenue Bill is not quickly resolved. Cheserem said the hardline stance by the National Assembly and the Senate would...
  • MADRID, Spain, May 22 - An African boy found hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spain has been granted temporary permission to stay so he can be reunited with his mother, officials said Thursday. Police found eight-year-old Adou Ouattara on May 7 curled up and covered by...
  • SEOUL, South Korea, May 22 - A South Korean appeals court on Friday freed the former Korean Air (KAL) executive jailed for a year in February for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts. The High Court in Seoul ruled that the behaviour of Cho Hyun-Ah, the eldest daughter of the airline’s...
  • Washington, May 22 - US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China’s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned that could be "the next step." Although the United States does not recognize China’s claims of sovereignty around...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22 - Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, holds general elections Sunday, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office. Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- Former Member of Parliament Norman Nyagah and his brother Nahashon on Thursday recorded statements with police over what they termed as threats to their lives. The two brothers went to Gigiri Police Station after being trailed by people whom they say have been sent by senior...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - Health Principal Secretary Khadijah Kassachoon says the Treasury has released Sh500 million to enable counties combat the cholera outbreak. The funds, she said, would be used to purchase pharmaceuticals and to better equip counties diagnose and contain the outbreak. The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - The National Assembly will hold four special sittings next week in a bid to beat Wednesday’s deadline to enact five Constitution implementation laws. Leader of Majority Aden Duale has written to the Speaker asking him to recall the House from its long recess and convene...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 21 - Protesters in Burundi battled police on Thursday in violent anti-government demonstrations against a third term bid for power by the president, as security forces tried to stem unrest a week after a failed coup. At least two protesters were shot dead and eight were...

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