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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) is accusing the presidency of using the Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission to fight its political wars. A statement by CORD leader Raila Odinga read by Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua said EACC had failed to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - The Council of Governors now says any complaint lodged against a governor as the elected head of a county government is insufficient to warrant stepping aside. The council says there is a constitutional and statutory process of dealing with all complaints lodged with the...
  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, Mar 27 - The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said Friday amid reports he was severely depressed. The black box voice recorder indicates that Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated that governors too must tow the integrity line. Speaking at a stop-over in Juja after attending the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on Friday, President Kenyatta said...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - Governors have dismissed the confidential report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) which President Uhuru Kenyatta gave to Parliament during his State of the Nation address on Thursday. The Council of Governors described it as a ploy to detract attention...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, Mar 27 - President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged Nigerians to turn out in force to vote in this weekend’s presidential election, calling for calm in the face of rising tensions and fears of violence. "I urge you all to troop out en masse to peacefully perform your civic duty of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - The International Criminal Court on Friday adjourned the trial against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang for the fourth time in this week over continued inconsistency of the 30th witness. The witness took to the stand on Thursday but it was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - An Administration Police officer attached to embattled Public Accounts Committee chairman Ababu Namwamba has admitted he recorded a conversation between his boss, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed. Corporal...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - Hannah Njoroge has been providing learning at no cost to hundreds of children in Mathare slum area before the Kenyan Government declared primary education in public schools free more than 10 years ago. Hannah founded Mogra Star Academy in 1998 in Mathare, a slum situated...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 - The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for taking a bold step towards fighting grand corruption. LSK President Eric Mutua stated that the war on graft must shift into top gear and requires unity to win. In his State of the Nation Address...
  • MARIGNANE, France, Mar 27 - The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said, with the "unimaginable" development sparking global shock and anger among victims’ loved ones. In a chilling...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - Imenti Central Member of Parliament Gideon Mwiti on Thursday recorded a fresh statement after the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said his earlier statement was inconsistent. Mwiti has been accused of raping a 29-year-old married woman, assaulting her and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 – Five Cabinet Secretaries and six Principal Secretaries are among public officers that President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed to step aside to allow for investigations into corruption allegations leveled against them. The Cabinet Secretaries, according to sources include...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday afternoon took the ‘bull of corruption’ by the horns and directed all government officials mentioned in a confidential report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to step aside pending investigations. President Kenyatta said in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - The Chinese Embassy in Kenya has condemned the offensive customer treatment of African patrons by a Chinese restaurant in Nairobi. The restaurant in Nairobi’s Kilimani area has been in the news lately after African patrons were denied entry after 5pm. In a statement sent to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta, in keeping with the recommendation of the now defunct Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, has apologised for the atrocities that were committed to Kenyans under previous governments. President Kenyatta proffered an apology for the 2008...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - The 30th witness in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and Journalist Joshua arap Sang began testifying via video link from a secret location in The Hague. The witness was located Wednesday night and summoned to testify. The prosecution mounted a search after...
  • FRANCE, Mar 26 - The co-pilot "deliberately" initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps and refused to open the door to the pilot who was outside the cockpit, the lead investigator said on Thursday. The co-pilot, named as 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz, appeared...
  • KOLKATA, India, Mar 26 - Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country. Investigators traced Mohammed Salim Sheikh to the western city of Mumbai and detained him on...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, 26 - Eighty four-year-old Kalekye Kyundua has depended on firewood for domestic use in her lifetime. Having known no other cheap source of energy, Kyundua and her extended family have watched tree cover on their farm shrink over the years without being replenished. Like millions of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on Thursday morning raided the house of former Internal Security Permanent Secretary Zakayo Cheruiyot demanding to know how he acquired the property. The four detectives who were accompanied by two armed police...
  • CHINA, Mar 26 - CORD leader Raila Odinga Wednesday evening led a Kenyan delegation to China for a meeting with Hydrochina Corporation Limited at its head office in Beijing, China. The firm specialises in water supply systems, sewerage systems, hydro, thermal, solar and wind power generation plants...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, March 26 - The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has commenced disciplinary action against lawyers who disrupted last Saturday’s Annual General Meeting at a Nairobi hotel. Speaking during a special council meeting on Wednesday, LSK President Eric Mutua said the lawyers who were captured on...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - The 30th witness in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang is finally expected to begin testifying at 12.30 Kenyan time on Thursday. The witness was eventually located on Wednesday and asked to take the stand. The trial couldn’t...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - A bodyguard to the embattled Public Accounts Chairman Ababu Namwamba is Thursday morning expected to appear before the Powers and Privileges Committee of the National Assembly for the second time. Bernard Odako who appeared before the committee in a closed-door session...

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