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  • The CS has already ordered the arrest of the building owner, architect and engineer who were involved in the construction. Photo/MIKE KARIUKI.NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 30 – The death toll from the collapsed building in Huruma has now risen to 10 after three more bodies were pulled out of the rubble. “So...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has visited the site where a building collapsed in Huruma estate, killing at least seven people. The Head of State who was accompanied by top government officials was immediately briefed on the rescue progress which was hampered by the heavy rains....
  • Transport was paralysed for hours on Friday night as motorists waded through the raging floods on various roads, with many vehicles getting stuck. Photo/KENYA RED CROSS.NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 30 – Two people were killed on Friday night after their vehicle was swept away by floods in Nairobi’s...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 30 – Seven people were killed when a six storey building collapsed in Huruma estate, Nairobi on Friday night, police said. “It is very unfortunate that we have lost seven people after the house collapsed last night,” Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome told us on telephone on...
  • 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...

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