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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - The Cabinet has ordered for investigations into government officers and, ‘outsiders’ who colluded in the inclusion of 12,000 ghost workers in government payrolls. The Criminal Investigation Department, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Banking Fraud...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has launched a new partnership programme that aims to support and promote cooperation between Kenya and China. Under the programme dubbed “Love for Kenya: China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action”, Huawei Technologies (Kenya) is...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has formed a funeral committee for the late Senator Otieno Kajwang’ who was also the party’s chairman of Homabay branch. The committee to be chaired by Mathare Member of Parliament Steven Kariuki was formed during a meeting of the...
  • LAGOS, November 20 - Lawyers for Nigerian preacher TB Joshua said Thursday they had mounted a legal challenge against a coroner who has ordered him to testify about a fatal building collapse at his Lagos megachurch.  Joshua has been summonsed twice to give evidence at an inquest examining the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - Results of the post-mortem examination carried out on the body of the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ will be made public Friday. The examination was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home in the presence of the family doctor Emily Rogena, Kilimani DCIO, Siaya Senator James...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Issack Hassan has welcomed investigations into bribery allegations levelled against him and others who held high ranking positions in IEBC’s predecessor, the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC). He...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday visited and condoled with the family of the late Senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang’ at his Runda home. President Kenyatta conveyed his condolences and assured the bereaved family of his support during this...
  • India, Nov 20 - From sex scandals to bloody sieges, India’s many self-styled "godmen" — mainly Hindu ascetics with legions of devoted followers — have received a bad rap in recent years. Spriritual guru Rampal Maharaj was languishing behind bars in the country’s north on Thursday after police ended...
  • China, Nov 20 - A Chinese "quack" doctor who believes water causes disease and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again, state-run media reported Thursday. Hu Wanlin, who claimed to be an "omnipotent doctor" but dehydrated a man to death...
  • GENEVA, November 20- Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in conflict-torn Ukraine since a tattered truce was signed in September while the number of people displaced has nearly doubled, the United Nations said Thursday. On average 13 people have been killed each day since the day after the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - At least five people were killed and four others reported missing following clashes in Marsabit County on Wednesday night. Area County Commissioner Peter Thuku says the attack occurred at Dukana where they have sent police officers to enhance security. It is understood that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - The family of the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang is now awaiting results of a post-mortem conducted on the body on Thursday morning. The autopsy was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home by government and private pathologists in the presence of family representatives....
  • JUBA, November 20- The United Nations demanded Thursday the release of a staff member abducted last month in war torn South Sudan, warning it jeopardised aid efforts with colleagues fearing for their own lives. The UN World Food Programme, which feeds hundreds of thousands of civilians struggling...
  • BERLIN, November 20- A donors meeting in Berlin for a new global climate fund Thursday will aim to approach a $10 billion target to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming. Hitting the initial goal for the so called Green Climate Fund would be seen as a key step ahead of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Attorney General Githu Muigai says intensifying the fight against corruption can significantly reduce other challenges like terrorism, drug trafficking, poverty, piracy and low foreign direct investment. Muigai indicated that with less corruption, individuals are highly...
  • Uganda, Nov 20 - Ugandan lawmakers said Thursday they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year. The move comes nearly a year after Ugandan MPs passed a bill that would have seen gays face up to life in prison,...
  • Rome, Nov 20 - Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world’s leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry — or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge. "God always forgives, but the earth does...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has called on the Judiciary to develop a policy that will prevent individuals from constantly seeking court injunctions especially when City Hall is seeking for ways to serve people better through collection of revenue. Speaking during a...
  • Le Caire, November 20- Five policemen were wounded in a bombing near a Cairo university Thursday, while an explosion at a train station left four people injured in a panicked crush, Egyptian security officials said. Egypt has been hit by a wave of bombings and shootings since the military ousted...
  • Spain, Nov 20 - Spain’s eccentric Duchess of Alba, one of the nation’s richest women who has more titles than any other aristocrat on earth, died on Thursday at the age of 88, a spokesman for her family said. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart passed away at her Duenas Palace in the...
  • JOHANNESBURG, November 20- A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species. The vast Kruger National Park, has been hit the hardest by poachers, with 672...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 -Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa’s largest migrations, conservationists have warned. Government and rebel troops, locked into a war marked by widespread atrocities in...
  • WELLINGTON, November 20- China and New Zealand agreed to expand their burgeoning trade relationship during a state visit by President Xi Jinping Thursday, including a deal to allow television co-productions to be aired on Chinese media. Wellington became the first developed nation to sign a free...
  • SEOUL, November 20- New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons grade plutonium, as Pyongyang threatened Thursday a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record. The images show steam rising from a re-processing plant at...
  • KIAMBU, Kenya, Nov 20 - The Kiambu County Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to put up a state-of-the-art research centre in the county. The facility to be established at the Ruiru District hospital is in line with the county health...

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