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  • There are those who seemed less bothered by the red colours around, instead choosing to go about their business because “Valentine’s is just day like any other.” Photo/FRANCIS MBATHA.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – ‘If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so that I never...
  • President Kenyatta said he was confident that Kiunjuri would succeed in his duties as the CS for devolution. Photo/PSCU.NANYUKI, Kenya Feb 14 — President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Interior to ensure all Kenyans who have attained the age of 18 are issued with national Identity...
  • Supporters of the Central African Republic second round presidential candidate Faustin Archange/AFPBangui, Feb 14 – Voters in the Central African Republic return to the polls Sunday to cast their ballots in a presidential run-off they hope will help usher in a new era of peace and stability after...
  • Being a Sunday, city streets are usually deserted but most florists expressed optimism of better business in the afternoon. Photo/FRANCIS MBATHA.NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 14 – The streets of Nairobi were painted red on Sunday, as florists set up tents to display red roses, flower bouquets, chocolates and...
  • ODM’s director of elections Junet Mohammed had issued a statement alleging bias in the distribution of the BVR kits, claiming more were distributed in Jubilee strongholds. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 14 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has denied claims by the Orange...
  • Happy valentines day/AFPJAPAN, Feb 14 – Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine’s Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading...
  • Presidential hopefuls Trump and Bush/FILEUNITED STATES, Feb 14 – Donald Trump and Jeb Bush took the gloves off Saturday in the Republican presidential debate, with the billionaire frontrunner unleashing a tirade of intense and often personal attacks one week before the South Carolina primary. Trump...
  • US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia/AFPWashington, Feb 14 – Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, setting up a political showdown over his succession in the run-up to the presidential election. His death after three decades on...
  • Pope Francis waves from the popemobile on his way to the cathedral, in Mexico City on February 13, 2016/AFPMEXICO CITY, Feb 13 – Pope Francis urged Mexican bishops Saturday to take on drug trafficking with “prophetic courage,” warning that it represents a moral challenge to society and the church...
  • Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the Munich Security Conference on February 13, 2016/AFPMUNICH, Germany, Feb 13 – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. With tensions high over the Ukraine conflict and...
  • Commenting on the ruling, Mark Kersten, a researcher the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto described Ruto’s case as being “on life support” adding that it may never recover/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – International scholars say Friday’s decision by the International...
  • The Deputy President has urged Kenyans to continue praying for him/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – Deputy President William Ruto has welcomed Friday’s decision of the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber rejecting the use of recanted testimony. Ruto said the he is confident that the truth is...
  • “To reintroduce toll roads which were replaced by fuel levy paid upfront for every litre of fuel paid by motorists is wrong,” he says/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – The Motorists Association of Kenya has objected against the government’s intention to reintroduce toll stations on the country’s roads....
  • The 78-year-old actor and comedian is accused by dozens of women of sexual assault dating back decades, but the vast majority of cases have expired under statutes of limitations/FILENEW YORK, United States, Feb 13 – Disgraced US TV legend Bill Cosby on Friday appealed a Pennsylvania judge’s refusal...
  • Ben McMahon was involved in a serious car accident in 2013 which left him in a coma for more than a week/FILESYDNEY, Australia, Feb 13 – An Australian man who woke from a coma speaking fluent Mandarin has found love on a Chinese dating show. Ben McMahon was involved in a serious car accident in...
  • But before beginning a five-day trip across violence-torn Mexican regions, Francis stopped in Cuba to mend a 1,000-year-old Christian rift with Russian Patriarch Kirill/AFPMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Feb 13 – Mexico greeted Pope Francis on Friday with mariachi music and throngs of Catholic faithful lining...
  • The sugar was destroyed with rice after being dumped into the ocean as part of measures employed by the Kenya Revenue Authority to punish unscrupulous traders/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – The businessman who imported the sugar destroyed in Mombasa recently has been charged for under declaring the...
  • US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participates in the PBS NewsHour Presidential Primary Debate with Bernie Sanders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 11, 2016/AFPWASHINGTON, Feb 13 – Hillary Clinton says her life’s work has been a battle to help women make their own choices, but...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution has suffered another major blow after the Appeals Chamber rejected use of recanted evidence in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang. The appeal Judges ruled in favour of the defence...
  • A doctor in Honduras carries out laboratory tests at the National Autonomous University of Honduras Microbiology Research Institute in Tegucigalpa on February 5, 2016/AFPGENEVA, Switzerland, Feb 12 – Large-scale trials for Zika virus vaccines are at least 18 months away, while establishing a...
  • “We are here to call on all ODM and CORD supporters who have attained the voting age to turn out at registration centres and register as voters,” Joho told a media briefing held at the coalition’s offices in Upper Hill/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12 – The Orange Democratic Movement has backed down...
  • Roger Gower was killed close to the Serengeti National Park/AFPDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Feb 12 – Four Tanzanians facing trial for the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down have been jailed for 20 years for possessing firearms, lawyers said Friday. Roger Gower, 37, died...
  • President Kenyatta said even though reform measures have been successfully implemented with the police service, the integrity issue sticks out and threatens to negate all gains made so far/PSCUKIGANJO, Kenya, Feb 12 – A solution must be found soon for the integrity issues that undermine the image...
  • South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar (C) has been named as vice-president of South Sudan by his arch-rival Salva Kiir/AFPJUBA, Feb 12 – South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more than two years of civil war. “I, Salva Kiir...
  • Inspector Veronica Gitahi and Constable Issa Mzee seen in court Friday/CFM NEWS MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 12 – The High Court in Mombasa has adjourned the sentencing of two police officers found guilty of killing a 14 year-old Kwale girl to Monday. This is after Assistant Director of Public Prosecution...

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