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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 - Three cabinet secretaries and one Principal Secretary have confirmed that they have vacated their offices in the wake of the directive by the President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday during his State of the Nation address. Agriculture CS Felix Koskei was the first to heed to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya – Four cabinet secretaries, six principal secretaries and an ambassador have written to President Uhuru Kenyatta indicating that they have left office in-order to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption. Energy CS Davis Chirchir, Labour CS Kazungu Kambi, Transport and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 - Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei has stepped aside as CS following the directive by the President Uhuru Kenyatta during the State of the Nation address. The Agriculture CS says he is stepping aside for 60 days to pave way for an independent investigation into...
  • ROME, Mar 28- Italy’s top court has thrown out Amanda Knox’s conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience. Judges at the Court of Cassation on Friday also quashed all charges against...
  • LONDON, Mar 28- A group of London teenage girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same school as three others who are thought to have gone to Syria, the High Court has heard. Last week High Court judge Anthony Hayden barred five teenage girls from going overseas due to concerns they too...
  • ABUJA, Mar 28- Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, votes for a new president on Saturday, in the most closely fought election since independence, framed by Boko Haram violence, economic woes and endemic corruption. From megacity Lagos in the Christian south to cities across the Muslim north,...
  • BAIKONUR , Mar 28- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked at the International Space Station Saturday after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said, launching a year-long mission on the orbiting outpost. The Soyuz TMA16M spacecraft’s crew included a US astronaut and...
  • 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...

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