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  • NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 4 - The National Assembly has rejected a report by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee which recommended suspended Chief-of-Staff in the Office of the Deputy President, Marianne Kitany, and four other officers to be investigated over the procurement of a private jet used by...
  • DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug 4 - Tanzania’s four main Opposition parties chose ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa as a joint presidential candidate Tuesday, three months ahead of a general election scheduled for October 25. Lowassa, 61, was the East African country’s prime minister between 2005 and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 - The families of the five Kenyans held by the South Sudan Government on suspicion of involvement in a multi-billion shilling cross-border money scam say the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked for a week to ascertain the status of the detainees. The families met with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, received credentials from six incoming envoys. The envoys are Ukraine’s Ambassador to Kenya Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, High Commissioner Brenda Muntemba of Zambia and Ambassador Erasmo Roberto Martinez of Mexico. Others are...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 - The families of five Kenyan men detained in South Sudan on suspicion of fraud have accused the Kenyan Government of turning a blind eye to what they say is the inhumane treatment of their kin. The families say that contrary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ assertions,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 - Kenya played a key role in bringing a successful conclusion to a United Nations draft plan for the sustainable development goals at the weekend which world leaders are set to endorse at a summit in New York from September 25 to 27. Kenya’s ambassador to the UN Macharia Kamau...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 - She was only nine years old when she had her first encounter with illicit brews. Her environment was one that taught her nothing better to do in life than selling illegal liquor. Brought up by a single parent, her role models were her father and grandmother who were the...
  • PARIS, France, Aug 4 - The Gabonese president’s chief-of-staff was freed Tuesday after being briefly detained at a Paris airport on suspicion of corruption as he was about to fly back to Libreville. Maixent Accrombessi, who is very close to Gabonese leader Ali Bongo Ondimba, was detained at Paris’s...
  • AUSTRALIA, Aug 4 - Up to 70 rotting crocodile heads have been found in an old freezer dumped at a remote Australian town, police said Tuesday, with the culprits facing large fines and jail time if convicted of the killings. Several teenagers made the grisly find behind a row of shops at Humpty Doo...
  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4 - Picky eating among children may not be just a passing phase but could flag potential concerns such as depression and anxiety, a study released Monday found. According to the Duke Medicine report in the journal Pediatrics, more than 20 percent of children aged 2-6 are picky...
  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3 - President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. "No challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a change in climate," Obama said,...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Aug 3 - A well-known human rights defender in restive Burundi was seriously injured in a shooting in the capital on Monday, civil society activists told AFP, the day after a top general was assassinated. Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa "has been very badly wounded, he is in hospital,"...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 - The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has defended the Auditor General following the release of a report which claims Sh68 billion have not been accounted for by various state agencies. Chairman Nicholas Gumbo says the attacks on the Auditor General Edward Ouko...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – The grey clouds hang low on the narrow rough road to Stephjoy Boys Christian Boarding School. Perhaps befittingly given the gray cloud that hang over the school; the death of two of its students in the night. Rounding the corner to the school gates, the deserted shopping...
  • LONDON, Aug 3 - A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain Monday, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would investigate a...
  • TAIPEI, Aug 3- Talks between Taiwanese student protesters and education officials broke down Monday after an emotional meeting about controversial changes to the school curriculum which have been slammed as "China centric." Students asked Education Minister Wu Se hwa to retract the schoolbook...
  • BEIJING, Aug 3- Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000 metre airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington based think tank said. China is already building a 3,000 metre (9,842 feet) runway on Fiery Cross reef, the longest in the area, which could...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – The Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko says there is enough evidence to warrant the cancellation of bond given to Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria. The DPP through Dr Leonard Maingi told the court that the MP having been released on cash of Sh2...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 3 - Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has threatened judges with fresh vetting if the increasing cases of corruption in the Judiciary are not contained. Speaking after opening Judges Colloquium at Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa , Mutunga warned judges and magistrates who continue to take...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 – ‘Obama, A Mamma!’ - a book with a collection of 54 poems was launched on Sunday celebrating President Barack Obama’s recent visit in Kenya and past visits to other parts of Africa. Author Paul Ngotho, a Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Valuation Surveyor with experience of...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3- Jubilant UN member states put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap aimed at wiping out poverty worldwide by 2030 and taking on climate change. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon lauded the hard-fought agreement, saying it "encompasses a universal,...
  • KIAMBU, Kenya, Aug 3 – Two students of Stephjoy Boys High School in Kiambu have been killed while 11 others were injured in a fire incident early Monday morning. The fire affected a dormitory which accommodates up to 60 boys. Kiambu County Police Commander James Mugera said the fire started at...
  • LAGOS, Aug 3- The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram jihadists including more than 100 children, it said, as it carries out a regional offensive aimed at rooting out the insurgency. "During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 - Deputy President William Ruto Sunday appealed to Kenyans to unite and confront tribal hatred and urged them to shun anyone propagating the vice. He added that tribalism negatively impacted on the Jubilee Government’s resolve to develop the country, and called on Kenyans to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 - The National Civil Society Congress has urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to reject amendments to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, saying that they will weaken the fight against corruption. Congress President Morris Odhiambo says some clauses contained in the EACC...

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