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  • According to Kibicho, Kenya has been a host for over 600,000 refugees in Kakuma and Dadaab camps for almost a quarter of a century/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – The government on Friday disbanded the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) in measures leading to closure of two refugee camps citing...
  • Police confirmed that Juma, in his forties, died in an attack by gunmen while he drove past Lenana School in his car at about 9.30pm/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – Five CORD Members of Parliament have called for the formation of a commission of inquiry to investigate the murder of controversial...
  • Eric Momanyi Mosoti, Zacharia Kandie and Simon Gitonga were on Friday paraded before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo where they denied the charges/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – Three police officers have been charged with unlawfully killing Engineer Fred Ogola Obado in 2012 at Kilimani area...
  • National Disaster Management Unit officers were overseeing the long demolition/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – Residents of buildings earmarked for demolition in Huruma stayed put despite a 48-hour warning that the houses they were occupying would be brought down. Some were literally caught pants...
  • The Division of Revenue Act provides for the equitable division of revenue raised nationally between the National and County Governments in the 2016/17 financial year/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 — President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the 2016 Division of Revenue Bill and the Supplementary...
  • The government has declared a state of emergency in Alberta, a province the size of France that is home to one of the world’s most prodigious oil industries/AFP LAC LA BICHE, Canada, May 6 – Canada on Thursday began airlifting to safety up to 25,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray forced from...
  • The death toll has since risen to 40 while 140 survivors have been rescued/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – It has now emerged that one of the survivors rescued on Thursday from the collapsed building in Huruma died because of lack of life-saving equipment in an ambulance. Designated Incident Commander...
  • Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency by the military-drafted constitution despite having led her pro-democracy party to a landslide victory in November/AFP YANGON, Myanmar, May 6 – Myanmar’s president has urged the creation of a new ministry for Aung San Suu Kyi’s state advisor position, official...
  • According to Nairobi Police Boss Japheth Koome, 140 people have so far been rescued and there were hopes of pulling more people out alive/MIKE KARIUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – The death toll from the collapsed building in Huruma now stands at 40 after three more bodies were pulled out Thursday night...
  • The Djamaa El Djazair mosque is being built as part of a complex that will include a one-million book library, a Koranic school and a museum of Islamic art and history/AFP ALGIERS, Algeria, May 6 – Algeria is building one of the world’s largest mosques which officials say will serve as a buffer...
  • Clinton has maintained that none of her emails had been marked “classified” when she sent them and, she submitted a 52,000-page document to the State Department/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, May 6 – Close aides to Hillary Clinton including longtime confidante Huma Abedin have been interviewed by...
  • Juma is known for courting controversy on various issues on his twitter handle when commenting on key issues of the day.NAIROBI, Kenya May 6 – Controversial businessman Jacob Juma was shot dead by gunmen while driving to his Karen home in Nairobi on Thursday night. Police say he was blocked and...
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s declaration he was not yet prepared to support Donald Trump, is expected to reverberate throughout the party’s establishment and its rank and file/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, May 6 – US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the nation’s top Republican, said Thursday he...
  • How in the world did these two become their party’s presumptive nominees?/AFP NEW YORK, United States, May 5 – It’s the paradox of the 2016 US presidential elections: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually assured of facing off against each other in November, and yet both are widely...
  • This comes after MPs failed in their second attempt to pass the gender rule Bill after only 178 out of the 199 MPs present in the House supported it. Another 13 MPs opposed the Bill while five lawmakers abstained from the fresh vote/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – Women legislators say they will not...
  • The operation was delicately being carried out as more people were expected to be found alive according to Koome, sentiments shared by the Incident Commander Pius Masai/MIKE KARIUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – Three more survivors were on Thursday evening rescued from the collapsed Huruma building, a...
  • The woman was found trapped alive under the rubble of the collapsed building with no physical injury, according to the Incident Commander Pius Masai/MIKE KARIUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – Hopes of finding more survivors in the collapsed Huruma building have been rekindled after a woman was rescued...
  • Mutua said the era of retrogressive politics that do not change the lives of the electorate was long gone/CFM NEWS MACHAKOS, Kenya, May 5 – Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said he is not interested in supremacy battles with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka but is driven by the desire to trigger...
  • Protesters clash with security forces on the south lawn of the Union Building in Pretoria during a protest against university fee hikes/AFP JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 5 – South African protesters torched 17 government schools during violent protests against the redrawing of municipal...
  • Senators will vote next week on whether to open an impeachment trial against her over alleged manipulation of government financial accounts/AFP LONDON, May 5 – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed during a defiant interview broadcast Thursday to “continue to keep fighting” to return to power if...
  • Brazil’s Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha is a key opponent of President Dilma Rousseff and architect of impeachment proceedings against her/AFP BRASILIA, Brazil, May 5 – A Brazilian Supreme Court justice Thursday suspended powerful Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha Thursday for obstructing...
  • “Purple Rain” creator Prince, one of most acclaimed artists of his generation, died on April 21 at his home in Minneapolis/AFP KABUL, Afghanistan, May 5 – Prince was famous worldwide for his music and extravagant outfits, but he was also a secret philanthropist in war-torn Afghanistan, quietly...
  • Judge Isaac Lenaola gave the directive when the case lodged by five Jubilee MPs came up for mention and directions/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – The High Court has extended orders barring the CORD coalition and its supporters from storming offices of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries...
  • She was rescued in a delicate operation undertaken by the military with the help of police and Kenya Red Cross personnel/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – The woman found trapped alive under the rubble of the collapsed building in Huruma was rescued on Thursday afternoon and rushed to hospital. She...
  • The number of orphans and vulnerable children is estimated to be over 2.8 million in Kenya/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – As Kenya gears up to join the rest of the world in commemorating the 11th World Orphans day which is celebrated on May 7, the situation of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs)...

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