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  • 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...
  • AMERICA, Jul 28 - Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush vowed Monday to launch comprehensive immigration reform, including stronger borders and finding a way for the 11 million undocumented people in the country to make their status legal. Back in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama pledged to seek...
  • SAN FRANCISCO, United States, Jul 28 - Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back into the country Monday night from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended a multilateral summit on the South Sudan peace process, and regional counterterrorism measures. The summit was convened by US President Barack Obama - who...
  • ETHIOPIA, Jul 28 - Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights. After visiting Kenya, the country of his father’s birth, Obama is in the Ethiopian...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 27 - Former CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) James Oswago has dismissed the Auditor General’s special report which has accused him mismanaging the procurement of electronic voter kits. Oswago told the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - In true Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) fashion a hashtag, #SomeoneTellCNN, preceded his arrival and a hashtag, #NowThatObamaIsGone marked his exit. And again in typical KOT fashion, it was a mix of humour and more serious fare. @AKenyanJourno for instance wanted to know, "Where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Opposition leaders on Monday said they will continue to advocate for good governance following talks with US President Barack Obama. Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said the Opposition will continue keeping the government accountable on corruption. "And this is what we are...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul 27- US President Barack Obama on Monday praised recent advances by Somali and African Union troops against Shabaab militants, but said it was important to keep up the pressure. Speaking in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Obama said the Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and regional counter terrorism. The meeting will be will be addressed by US President Barack Obama, who is the first US President to address the African Union....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Martha Karua have previously criticised the US government involvement in Kenya’s internal affairs when in power. In 2009, Wetangula lashed out at Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and former...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jul 27 - Somalia’s president on Monday gave a defiant warning to Shabaab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack on a hotel that houses several diplomatic missions. The suicide vehicle attack, the latest in a string of bomb blasts and killings in...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jul 27 - Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed at least 13 people Sunday in a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, a security official said Monday, updating an earlier death toll. "The devastation was huge, and so far 13 people, all of them innocent civilians,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Business is back to normal after the visit of US President Barack Obama who jetted out of the country to Ethiopia Sunday evening. Nairobi Traffic Commandant Edward Mwamburi told Capital FM News that there was an increasing number of vehicles on Monday morning on the roads...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Nairobi County Government says the beautification which has been going on around the city will continue despite the end of US President Barack Obama’s visit. Environment County executive Evans Ondieki told Capital FM News that the initiative was a long term process...

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