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  • 01 Oct 2014 - WASHINGTON, US, Oct 1 - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000. The man is also the first to...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - COAST parliamentary group has accused Cord leader Raila Odinga of appointing his relatives into key positions when he co-principal in the coalition government. The MPs dismissed claims that the Jubilee government is favouring people from certain regions. Msambweni MP...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - MAKUENI MCAs are trying to cripple the county government, Governor Kivutha Kibwana has said. He said the ward representatives and the speaker have turned against him, Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau and county executives. Kivutha in a statement yesterday said MCAs'...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - THE man who caned Cord Leader Raila Odinga and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya in Kwale on Monday is alleged to have told the police that he did so "because he is fed up with the referendum calls". According to Kinango deputy county commissioner Moses Ivuto, the man,...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - INTERIOR Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku, his Lands counterpart Charity Ngilu and their Education colleague Jacob Kaimenyi will be the first CSs to appear in the National Assembly to respond to MPs' questions when Parliament resumes sittings mid-this month. The...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - GOVERNORS will hold three rallies in different parts of the country to call for support for their referendum bid. They are also proposing to devote five per cent of revenue to MCAs in a ward development fund. Yesterday, the Council of Governors led by Isaac Rutto...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - A man is being held on terror charges in the US state of Oklahoma for allegedly threatening to behead a woman days before last week's decapitation in a nearby city, police said Monday. Jacob Muriithi, a Kenyan, allegedly made the threat and mentioned the Islamic State...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - LAIKIPIA North MP Mathew Lempurkel, who was forced to abandon his trip to Europe on Monday following a confrontation with cabin crew, has denied any wrongdoing. The MP yesterday defended what he did aboard an Emirates plane, whose take-off from Jomo Kenyatta...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - SALARY negotiations between Knut and the TSC ran into trouble yesterday after the government failed to provide a counter offer. Both parties agreed after lengthy talks to reconvene on Tuesday next week to negotiate. TSC secretary Gabriel Lengoiboni said yesterday’s...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - The United Nations World Tourism Organization has pledged to support Kenya's tourism industry in its recovery efforts. UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai made the commitment to East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie on the...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - TRANS Nzoia MCAs today impeached speaker David Sifuna. Thirty MCAs (81 per cent) voted against the speaker. The assembly's busines was delayed for almost two hours after Sifuna was reportedly locked the mess in his office. The MCAs led by Bidii representative Mash...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - A police officer was yesterday charged with murder. Fredrick Obare, 31, is accused of shooting and killing Robinson Amosali. Amosali was attending a burial in Industrial area on September 28. The prosecution says Obare used an AK47 to shoot Amosali in the chest. He...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - It has always been said that love is like a cough, it can be heard by anybody. These words recently dawned on a first-term MP from Western Kenya. The MP who rarely speaks in the House was shell-shocked to learn that a trip he had made to a Southern African country...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - A witness yesterday told a Narok court that the company that owns a bus that crashed last year, killing 42 people, was registered in April 2007. Margaret Wangu, assistant registrar of motor vehicles at the Attorney General's office, said City-to-City Company has two...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - A case in which businessman Raj Devani is charged with causing extensive damage to an aircraft failed to start for the third time in a Narok court. The tycoon did not appear in court as expected yesterday. His lawyer Robinson Kigen told Narok resident magistrate...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - THE trial of Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama over the controversial Malili Ranch sale will proceed as scheduled. This was after High court judge George Odunga made a clarification of his orders yesterday. The judge said the directive he issued to three other people...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - A police officer accused of shooting three mourners and killing one will remain in custody as investigators complete their work. City magistrate David Ochenja ruled that Fredrick Obara be held at Industrial Area police station to enable the investigating officers...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - Two men yesterday admitted to having Kenya army uniforms. Douglas Njuguna and Ernest Muriithi are accused of having one jacket and a pair of trousers, belonging to the Kenya Army and a bed sheet belonging to the National Youth Service, which are suspected to have been...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - THE High Court yesterday overturned a decision by the National Police Service Commission to sack senior AP boss Eusebia Laibuta. Judge George Odunga ordered that Laibuta be vetted afresh as there was no full quorum when he was first appraised by the NPSC chaired by...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - THE High Court has overturned a decision by Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi to allow a welfare society to undertake unsupervised child adoptions. High Court judge Weldon Korir said Kambi acted improperly and in bad faith when he exempted Child Welfare Society...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - KENYA Ports Authority management yesterday got flak after one of the lifts at their headquarters jammed, with seven MPs inside. The Labour committee members, including chairman David Were, got stuck in the lift for 15 minutes until the fire brigade saved them. The...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - PUBLIC primary and secondary schools will be required to acknowledge in writing receipt of funds for tuition and operational accounts before the next disbursement, the Education PS has said. A circular from the Education ministry stipulates that a list signed by each...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - Musalia Mudavadi's troubled UDF party has blamed its current leadership woes on Jubilee alliance and the Cord coalition leaders. The party has accused the two main political groupings of facilitating the raging leadership standoff that has seen a bitter tussle for the...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - UGANDAN police yesterday claimed they foiled an imminent attack on one of the largest prisons in the country. The police said they intercepted communication between a North Africa-based al Qaeda cell and "local terror networks" to bomb Luzira Maximum Prison and free...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - FIVE Nairobi-based traffic officers were yesterday arrested by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission detectives for menacingly demanding bribes from motorists on the Waiyaki Way. The five who include female officers were arrested with Sh5,000 hardly an hour after they...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - NAIROBI residents will continue paying old rates as the County Finance Bill for 2014-2015 has not been passed by the county assembly. Yesterday was the 90th day, which is a constitutional requirement that the Finance Bill, which outlines tax measures should have been...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - THE driver of a black Range Rover that hit and killed a cyclist on Ring road at Lenana junction last Sunday was drunk, the National Transport and Safety Authority has said. NTSA said yesterday, the driver lost control of the car and veered off the road before hitting...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - The construction of mass transit bus lanes in Nairobi will start this month. The Sh78 billion project will be rolled out on five routes. Governor Evans Kidero was on a study tour of the rapid transit system in Germany last week. "The Governor looked at both the road...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - NGONG ROAD The Nursing Council of Kenya has disowned a nurse found guilty of performing a botched abortion in 2009. Registrar Jostine Mutinda yesterday said during the criminal trial in 2011 the council proved to the High Court in Nairobi that Jackson Namunya was not...
  • 01 Oct 2014 - MUTHURWA The Nairobi County Assembly Women caucus has accused MP Rachel Shebesh of not doing her job. In a meeting at the market yesterday Tabitha Wamaitha said the women's rep "has done nothing to empower women since she was elected". The caucus asked Shebesh to...

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