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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 - CORD leader Raila Odinga has reaffirmed his commitment to the calls for a referendum saying there is need to change certain laws in order protect future generations. Odinga stressed his support for the referendum called by the Governors particularly on devolving forests and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 - Kenya Defence Forces have destroyed heroin worth Sh1 billion in a ship off the Coast of Mombasa. The drugs were blown up together with the ship on Friday in an operation witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta from a helicopter overflying the Indian Ocean. Experts involved...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 - The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Evans Kidero as Nairobi Governor. A five judge bench of Presiding Judge Philip Tunoi, Njoki Ndungu, Smokin Wanjala, Mohamed Ibrahim and Jackton Ojwang on Friday found that the Court of Appeal erred when it nullified Kidero’s...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Aug 29 - State House has said a vehicle stolen from a police officer earlier this week is not armoured does not belong to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s motorcade. State house Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu in a statement said in a statement the car belongs to the National Police Service...
  • SEOUL, Aug 29 - South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers. New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) claimed in a report Thursday that Samsung supplier HEG Technology had hired people under the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 - Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and former Information Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo have been summoned by the Magistrates’ Court to face criminal charges over the controversial sale of Malili Ranch to the government for the Konza Techno City. The two together with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 - Cabinet Secretaries will now attend sittings in Parliament every Tuesday to answer questions relating to their respective ministries. This follows amendments to Standing Orders which were aimed at creating time for the Cabinet Secretaries to make them more accountable to...
  • THE HAGUE, Aug 29 - Somalia took its maritime border dispute with Kenya to the United Nations’ top court on Thursday, which could decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves off east Africa. The dispute has been simmering for years, keeping investors away because of the lack of...
  • FRANKFURT, Aug 29 - More than 100 flights were cancelled at some of Germany’s main airports Friday as pilots of Lufthansa’s low-cost airline Germanwings walked out in a dispute over early retirement provisions. A Germanwings spokeswoman said that out of a total 164 flights scheduled, some 116 were...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Aug 28 - A new report by CRADLE, a children’s rights advocacy group indicates that children between the ages of 10 and 15 years are more prone to child trafficking owing to the number of cases reported so far at 41.3 percent in Kenya. The risk of children aged between zero and six...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Kenya is to host a regional conference on Ebola preparedness in the second week of September, Director of Medical Services (DMS) Nicholas Muraguri announced on Thursday. The conference is being prepared as Muraguri told Capital FM News that the confirmed cases of Ebola in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – A lawyer representing four of the companies adversely mentioned over irregular acquisition of hundreds of acres of land in Lamu revealed on Thursday that the persons listed with the Registrar of Companies are not the real owners of those firms. Julius Kemboy told the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – The National Assembly on Thursday approved the Sh14.9 billion Safaricom surveillance contract awarded by the government but directed the firm to ensure 30 percent of its works were awarded to local enterprises. The contract will see Safaricom build and run the National...
  •   NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has said that the push for a referendum is unstoppable, as it revealed that the Okoa Kenya movement has already collected 600,000 signatures. Speaking following the party’s Parliamentary Group meeting on Thursday, Party Secretary...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber V (b) has given Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda up to Friday next week to state if she is prepared to start President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case. The judges have also given the Defense and the Legal Representative of Victims up to...
  • MONS, August 28- A senior NATO official said on Thursday that "well over a thousand" Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine. "They support separatists, fighting with them and fighting amongst them," the official said on condition of anonymity, adding that the supply of arms by Russia had...
  • ACCRA, August 28- Ebola hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed. Nigeria meanwhile announced the virus had reached its oil-producing hub, dashing...
  • BEIJING, August 28- Seven people died and another 20 were left missing after a landslide in southwest China, state media reported Thursday. The landslide engulfed a village near Fuquan city in the province of Guizhou, the Xinhua news agency said. Torrential rain complicated the rescue work, it said...
  • BEIJING, August 28- Chinese police said Thursday they have detained a suspect in connection with the alleged hacking of a Chinese cable television service after it broadcast censored Tiananmen crackdown pictures and messages condemning the ruling Communist party. Police in the eastern Chinese city...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Aug 28 - Kenya will on Tuesday next week host the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism, to be attended by a number of Heads of State and Government from the continent. The summit comes as the country continues to face security challenges emanating from various...
  • ABUJA, August 28- Nigeria on Thursday said that a doctor had died from Ebola in the southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus outside of its biggest city, Lagos. Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating a patient who had...
  • TOKYO, August 28- Japanese health officials said Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years. The three are suspected of having contracted the disease when they were bitten by mosquitos in Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo,...
  • CAIRO, August 27- Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials and his supporters have...
  • BEIJING, Aug 28 - A new Chinese dictionary backed by the national language regulator offers a glimpse into the social and environmental concerns of the citizenry, adding nearly 100 phrases to the lexicon, a report said Thursday. The additions to the third edition of the Standard Dictionary of...
  • SAO PAULO, August 28 - Police in Brazil have broken up an Amazon deforestation gang considered the worst currently active, officials said. The gang would invade public land in northern Para state, burn down forest, divided the land into parcels and sell them, federal police said in a statement,...

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