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  • Speaking Tuesday when she paid a courtesy call on the First Lady at State House, Nairobi, Mrs Gates said the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will partner with the Beyond Zero initiative to scale up access to quality healthcare services for mothers and children/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 –...
  • Approximately Sh114 million has been set aside for the project which will start with the pilot areas of Nyandarua and Kericho between 2015 and 2018 then spread all over Kenya/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Kenya is on the right track towards achieving 10 percent of forest cover from the current 7...
  • The changes are meant to tighten the already heightened security situation in the country and have affected officers from almost all ranks and units of the National police Service/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Mombasa, Garissa, Taita Taveta, Tharaka Nithi and Kajiado Counties have new police...
  • Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, on June 27, 2016/AFP JERUSALEM, Israel, Jun 28 – Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem’s flash-point Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series...
  • Justice Ndungu is aggrieved following the decision to probe her conduct over the manner in which she handled an election petition filed by Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat in which she deliberated on the retirement age of judges/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC)...
  • According to Nairobi Police Chief Japheth Koome, pedestrians who were passing through the park called police but on arriving, the boy had died/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – A woman has been arrested after she killed and later burnt the body of her nine-month-old baby boy at Uhuru Park. Police say...
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron reacts as he departs 10 Downing Street enroute to the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 27/AFP LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 28 – EU leaders attempted to rescue the European project and Prime Minister David Cameron sought to calm fears over Britain’s...
  • The House Committee Chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga is expected to meet Barasa Kundu Nyukuri, a Bungoma resident who petitioned for the removal of the IEBC Commissioners on grounds of incompetence and lack of integrity/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28 – The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal...
  • Abortion rights activists hold placards outside the US Supreme Court in Washington/AFPWASHINGTON, Jun 28 – The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law restricting access to abortion, handing a major victory to the “pro-choice” camp in the country’s most important ruling on the divisive...
  • Commuters walk across London Bridge in central London on June 27, 2016/AFP LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 28 – With yellow paint still evident on the building’s doors, tenants of a Polish community centre in London on Monday described their fear after being targeted in a racist post-referendum attack...
  • A girl carrying a toddler counts money collected by begging from commuters at a busy traffic intersection in Mumbai/AFP UNITED NATIONS, United States, Jun 28 – The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years,...
  • He said he had began chemotherapy/AFP HARARE, Jun 27 – Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday disclosed that he has cancer of the colon but vowed to beat it. The 64-year-old, who served as prime minister from 2009 to 2013, said the diagnosis was made last month at a hospital...
  • The two leaders will on Tuesday address a Botswana-Kenya Business Forum/PSCU GABORONE, Botswana, Jun 27 Botswana has agreed to review its strict immigration regulations to favour Kenyans interested to work there. This follows a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Ian Khama...
  • Paris, France, Jun 27 – French purists have never taken kindly to having English thrust upon them, and some have seized upon Brexit as a chance to rid themselves of Shakespeare’s language — at least at EU headquarters. The shock of the decision across the Channel to break with the European Union...
  • Speaking at Busia Stadium during a rally for MPs who were arrested over hate speech remarks, the CORD leader noted that ODM is a democratic party that is open to criticism/FILE KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 27 – Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga has announced that ODM will look into...
  • Eight of the band members survived when the boat capsized on Saturday as they headed to an island for a performance/OJWANG JOE KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 27 – Bodies of three musicians who are among nine who drowned in Lake Victoria at the weekend have been retrieved. Two of the bodies were retrieved...
  • “The reasonable percentage… that the President would have to pay personally would be 87.94 percent”/FILE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jun 27 – South African President Jacob Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds used to upgrade his private residence with facilities including a chicken coop...
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron flanked by his wife Samantha speaks to the press in front of 10 Downing street in central London on June 24, 2016 the morning after the ‘Leave’ vote in the EU referendum/AFP LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 27 – Prime Minister David Cameron’s replacement as...
  • Ouko has found IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan, former CEO James Oswago and former Finance Minister Njeru Githae culpable in the procurement of biometric voter registration kits in a government-to-government arrangement/XINHUA-File NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 – Auditor General Edward Ouko is this week...
  • After being treated at a local hospital, he was flown to Johannesburg for emergency plastic and reconstructive surgery to his mouth and jaw. Local media described his condition as serious/XINHUA-File JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jun 27 – A 15-year-old was in a serious condition Monday after he was...
  • Tunoi was retired after the Supreme Court upheld a verdict of the Court of Appeal, which ruled that he should leave office at 70. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 – The tribunal investigating the Sh200 million bribery claim against Philip Tunoi has halted its proceedings, since he is now a retired judge. The...
  • He has now directed school heads not to admit any transferring student without a letter from the County Director of Education/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 – The Ministry of Education has instructed head teachers in schools not to admit any transferring student expelled from other institutions as...
  • “Vote Leave” campaigner Boris Johnson insists Britain will retain close ties with Europe/AFP LONDON, Jun 27 – Top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said there was no need to rush pulling Britain out of the EU, as he sought to reassure Britons abroad and EU citizens in Britain with a message of...
  • “The people’s will has been expressed,” Pope on Brexit/AFP ROME, Italy, Jun 27 – Pope Francis on Sunday warned of the “Balkanisation” of Europe in the wake of Britain’s shock vote to quit the EU and urged the bloc to chart a new way forward by giving member states greater freedoms. “We have to come...
  • The notion that children’s well-being depends on their mothers and not on the society around them or their fathers, is deeply entrenched in Germany and creates real obstacles to women’s careers/AFP BERLIN, Germany, Jun 27 – Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question first posed by an...

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