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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has now sued Governor Evans Kidero for defamation, accusing him of linking him to drug trafficking. The defamation suit was filed at the Milimani Law courts and will be placed before the civil division court for directions Thursday. Sonko had...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - A fresh battle is looming in the National Assembly after Deputy Minority Leader Jakoyo Midiwo accused members in the Budget and Appropriations Committee of secretly sharing out funds for projects within their respective constituencies. Midiwo said his colleagues had gone...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - Kenyan troops on Wednesday killed three Al Shabaab militants when they came under attack at Basuba area in Lamu County. They were attacked with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) when they were on routine patrol duties. "During the attack, the troops repulsed the Al...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - The Auditor General has urged Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to review reports recently released by his office and give directions over how unaccounted billions will be recovered. Edward Ouko says most ministries could not account for the huge sums of monies...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - As Ogwo David Emenike said, the thin line between impossible and the possible is determination. That was the exact attitude that Capital FM News employed when the most powerful individual in the world announced a visit to Kenya. As soon as the President of the United States...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - The Machakos County Government will invest Sh2.5 billion in water projects in a move that will see all homes in the county get piped water. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua says the county intends to dig 1,000 boreholes by May 2016. He also says his government will complete...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - National Assembly Deputy Minority Whip Chris Wamalwa now claims he is being intimidated by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission after he successfully sponsored an amendment to EACC Act to send home the secretariat led by the Chief executive Officer Halakhe Waqo and his...
  • HWANGE, Zimbabwe, Jul 29 - Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world. Cecil the lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to...
  • CHINA, Jul 29 - A Chinese court on Wednesday condemned to death a chemicals factory worker who murdered six people in the commercial hub Shanghai over a dispute with his colleagues, local media reported. The Shanghai Number Two Intermediate People’s Court announced the sentence for Fan Jieming, 62...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - A major operation was underway at the Tsavo West National Park Wednesday following the killing of five elephants whose tusks were taken away. The Kenya Wildlife Service said two suspects had been arrested after they were traced to Ndoomani area of Loitoktok sub-county where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 - National Police Service Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet has ordered anyone in possession of an armoured vehicle to declare it immediately and obtain mandatory approval. Boinnet says action will be taken against anyone found to have imported an armoured vehicle or assembled...
  • NEW YORK, Jul 29 - An eight-year-old American has become the world’s youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday. Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey. He previously...
  • HONG KONG, China, Jul 29 - Move over Tinder - a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings,...
  • Burkina Faso, Jul 29 - Loyalists of Burkina Faso’s ousted president Blaise Compaore have petitioned the country’s constitutional council to cancel the former leader’s indictment for treason, sources close to Compaore’s party told AFP Tuesday. On July 16, the west African country’s transitional...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - The driver of a Range Rover involved in a fatal road accident with a saloon car in Limuru on Monday will be arraigned in court on Wednesday. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said on his Twitter account Simon Maina Kuria was behind the wheel of the top of the […]...
  • TOKYO, Japan, Jul 28 - The dollar recovered slightly against the yen Tuesday, although gains were limited as investors remain on edge after a sharp plunge in Chinese stock markets hit risk sentiment. In Tokyo the greenback fetched 123.68 yen, up from 123.24 yen in New York late Monday. The euro...
  • DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jul 28 - Former Tanzanian prime minister Edward Lowassa on Tuesday defected from the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, accusing it of "oppressive leadership", less than three months ahead of a general election scheduled for October 25. Lowassa, 61, was the east...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Tuesday cautioned Kenyans against lowering their guard despite the end of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya without any security incident. In an exclusive interview with Capital FM News, Boinnet said Kenyans needed to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - The Orange Democratic Movement’s National Elections Board (NEB) has postponed the first batch of grassroots elections scheduled for July 31 to August this year. The elections will now be held between August 20 and September 2 in Marsabit, Wajir, Kajiado, Migori, Kilifi and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has formed a committee to identify and recover grabbed Judiciary assets. The seven-member committee will be chaired by Court of Appeal Justice John Mwera and includes Justices Lydia Achode, Nzioki wa Makau, Olga Sewe, the Chief of Staff in the...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul 28 - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States stood with Africa to defeat terrorism and end conflict, warning that the continent’s progress will "depend on security and peace". "As Africa stands against terror and conflict, I want you to know the United...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul 28 - Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader. "Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end," Obama said in a...
  • TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jul 28 - A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a "gutter oil" scandal that gripped the island’s food industry and brought down a minister. Yeh Wen-hsiang, chairman of Chang Guann Co, was also fined Tw$50 million ($1.6...
  • London, Jul 28 - A British politician resigned from the House of Lords Tuesday after a newspaper published footage of him allegedly snorting cocaine with prostitutes. Lord John Sewel, 69, apologised for the "pain and embarrassment" he had caused after the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun newspaper...
  • TRIPOLI, Libya, Jul 28 - A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gaddafi’s last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also...

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