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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Wednesday suspended the operating licences for Daima Connection Ltd and Rengcom Communications Ltd following the involvement of their vehicles in fatal accidents on Saturday. Daima had its night time operating licence...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - Narok Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and four MPs were arrested and taken to the Muthaiga Police Station where they were to spend the night over chaos that took place in Narok, leaving two people dead. He was arrested alongside MPs Moitalel ole Kenta (Narok North), Korei Lemein...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - Narok Governor Samuel ole Tunai has denied claims that he has misappropriated county funds accrued from the collection of revenue from tourism. While appearing before the Senate Finance and Budget Committee to respond to a petition by one of the locals questioning his...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - Gospel radio station Hope FM says its frequency picked a foreign signal due to a technical hitch at its Limuru transmitters on Tuesday night. The station’s management called a news conference on Wednesday after swirling theories on social media following the hitch. "We...
  • Nigeria, Jan 28 - Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday took his re-election campaign to the Niger Delta, knowing that victory in the key region will help to determine overall victory in next month’s vote. The head of state, who is looking for a second, four-year term, was in Port...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - Tiaty Member of Parliament Asman Kamama has denied claims by his Nandi Hills counterpart Alfred Keter that he telephoned officials at the Gilgil weighbridge demanding release of a detained truck. Kamama says that although he was with Keter earlier in the day, he did not...
  • KIAMBU, Kenya, Jan 28 - The Kiambu County Government has launched an ambitious Sh10 million water project for Kiahuria in Juja Sub-County, a dry area whose only source of water is a perennial spring that often gets chemically polluted by nearby coffee plantations. The project to be managed by the...
  • Beijing, Jan 28 - China on Wednesday offered a spirited defence of its aid to Africa, rejecting charges of "concrete diplomacy" following a major infrastructure deal with the continent. China and the African Union announced Tuesday an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - The government will spend Sh2.5 billion to pay examination fees for primary and secondary school candidates each year, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. President Kenyatta said the government has also increased funding to education, with secondary school education...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - KTN, NTV, QTV and Citizen TV’s analogue signals in Nairobi will remain operational as the Supreme Court deliberates on whether they and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) have complied an order issued on September 29, 2014. A judgment directing the two parties to, “...
  • Somalia, Jan 28 - Somalia’s new prime minister on Tuesday proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles were stalling progress. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, appointed last month after a...
  • Addis Ababa, Jan 28 - Nigeria must accept it cannot defeat Boko Haram fighters alone and work with regional armies in a new multinational force, the United Nations envoy for the Sahel region said Wednesday. More than 13,000 people have been killed and more than one million made homeless by Boko...
  • Paris, Jan 28 - Girls who consume lots of sugary drinks start menstruating at a younger age, a study said Wednesday. The findings are important because early onset of menstruation is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in later life, the paper said, although other experts saw flaws in the...
  • NEW DELHI, India, Jan 27 - India’s foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said on Wednesday, a day after Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country. Sushma Swaraj will go to Beijing on Sunday to "discuss bilateral, regional and global...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 28 - Cabinet Secretary Amb Amina Mohamed has called for the strengthening of the logistical capacity of the East African Standby Force (EASF). The EASF is a sub-regional mechanism of the African Standby Force set up with the mandate of enhancing peace and security in the...
  • SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan 28 - Six Bulgarians working on contract for the UN were being held Wednesday by rebels in southern Sudan after their helicopter was forced to land, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said. The UN-marked helicopter was flying from South Sudan to the Sudanese capital Khartoum for...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - The High Court on Wednesday began a three-day hearing of the petition by CORD challenging implementation of the controversial security laws, with the manner in which the legalisation was passed questioned. CORD through lawyer James Orengo told presiding judge Isaac Lenaola...
  • TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan 28 - Gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people - including five foreigners - before blowing themselves up. The assault on such a high-profile target underlined...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 28 - The US state of Georgia executed a double killer Tuesday whose lawyers said he was intellectually disabled, after last-minute pleas for his life were thrown out. The Supreme Court turned down the final appeal from lawyers of Warren Hill, 54, who was pronounced...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - Makini Schools has implemented a new policy of letting students choose leaders of their own choice instead of been appointed by the teachers. It is a democratic process that was exercised mid morning on Tuesday by pupils in the lower class on State House Road before...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - Statehouse Comptroller Lawrence Lenayapa, Tiaty MP Asman Kamama and Nakuru County commissioner Osman Warfa will be required to appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over last weekend’s altercation involving Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan 27 - A former top commander from Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab rebels, Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, called on his former comrades Tuesday to follow his lead and surrender to the country’s internationally-backed government. "I call on and encourage all my friends to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - Four leaders accused of organising a violent protest in Narok where two people were killed on Monday have failed to honour CID summons to record statements over the matter. They include area Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and three MPs who were summoned to explain why they...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - The National Police Service Commission on Tuesday announced that the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) of Police will be relocated from Jogoo House where Inspector General of police occupies. The unit will be detached from the National Police Service as prescribed by the law...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - Three Members of the National Assembly from Narok County have dismissed allegations against Narok Governor Samuel Tunai and alleged the group pushing for his removal have ulterior motives. MPs Gideon Konchella (Kilgoris), Soipan Tuya (Narok County Woman Representative) and...

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