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  • The Cabinet also approved the review of the supply chain management, budgetary and internal audit procedures to fine-tune the operations of NYS. NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the restructuring of the National Youth Service (NYS) in a bid to seal managerial and operational...
  • Rescuers scouring through the wreckage after part of a viaduct of the A10 freeway in Genao collapsed said there were “tens of victims” © AFP / Andrea LEONI Genoa, Italy, Aug 14 – At least 22 people were killed on Tuesday when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead...
  • The Head of State directed the new PS to resolve all the financial and administrative bottlenecks at NYS that prevent it from fulfilling its mandate/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has given firm instructions to the newly appointed Principal Secretary for Youth Affairs Dr...
  • KEPSHA chairperson Shem Ndolo and KESSHA’s Indimuli Kahi have opposed Sossion’s calls for a strike beginning September/FILE MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 14 – Kenya National Unions of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has warned teachers’ association against interfering with labour matters....
  • The Kieni MP defended the report and accused Duale of seeking to protect some companies that imported the unsafe sugar and were mentioned in the report/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – The co-chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee that was probing proliferation of contraband sugar, Kanini...
  • Screen grab taken from a video posted by Twitter user @EwelinaUO shows armed police surrounding a silver car after it crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2018 © @EwelinaUO/AFP / Ewalina OCHAB London, United Kingdom, Aug 14 – A “number of...
  • Mandera, Garissa, Wajir, Turkana, West Pokot, Isiolo, Marsabit, Tana River and Nairobi have the highest number of children out of school/CFM NEWS MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 14 – The Ministry of Education on Tuesday raised alarm over 852,000 children aged between six and seven years, who do not go to...
  • CPS International is however calling for more funding with the current allocations for research falling far below 2 per cent of GDP, a threshold recommended by UNESCO/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – The University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, and Moi University are the top beneficiaries of...
  • Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross says in a new toll © AFP / STRINGER Sanaa, Yemen, Aug 14 – Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition...
  • His phone signal was last traced in Mombasa and efforts to locate him have been futile/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – Capital FM photojournalist Francis Mbatha is missing. Mbatha left his home last Monday after work and has not been seen since. His phone signal was last traced in Mombasa and...
  • Detectives recovered more than 650 laptops and three vehicles with fake government number plates/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – Police are holding seven suspects who have been using Deputy President William Ruto’s name to con people. The seven were arrested Monday night from a house in Loresho...
  • The Executive Secretary’s meeting with President Kenyatta came just a day after the Head of State challenged Kenyan youth to support the government’s ongoing drive against corruption during celebrations to mark the International Youth Day in Kisii County on Sunday/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 –...
  • Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila (L), who has been in power since 2001, will not run for re-election later this year, with his party picking former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary (R) as its candidate © AFP / Bryan R. Smith, Junior D. KANNAH United Nations,...
  • President Donald Trump (L) has already branded Omarosa Manigault Newman (R, in focus) a “lowlife” after she released a recording of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly © AFP/File / SAUL LOEB Washington, United States, Aug 14 – President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV...
  • Most hotels on lake shores have erected signs warning visitors to be careful about hippos./COURTESY NAKURU, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya Wildlife Service personnel have killed a hippo after a tourist was mauled on the shores of Lake Naivasha at the weekend. Despite sympathising with the family of the dead...
  • Gedi told a news conference at Parliament Buildings that she and other right-thinking MPs only mobilised their colleagues to reject the report/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi has refuted claims by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa that she bribed fellow legislators...
  • Tobiko who appeared before the National Assembly Environment Committee warned that the evictees should not expect anything from the government while reiterating commitment to reclaim the forest/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has categorically stated that...
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of seeking to stab Turkey “in the back” over a diplomatic row sparked by the detention of an American pastor that has sent the lira into a tailspin/AFP-File ANKARA, Turkey, Aug 13 – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the United...
  • Flash floods have pounded the southern Indian state of Kerala in the past few days, killing 39 people and leaving 100,000 more homeless/AFP-File NEW DELHI, India, Aug 13 – A family in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala narrowly escaped death after their pet dog woke them up moments before a...
  • Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi said he needs time to consider their application for bail/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Former Nairobi County Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba and five others will spend a night behind bars awaiting the anti-corruption court to decide their fate on bond terms. This...
  • The Kiambu Governor is concerned about the economic injury caused to investors by the “Green Sany bulldozers”/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Remarks by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu at the weekend on the ongoing demolition of buildings along riparian lands has stirred controversy. Raw emotions...
  • A supporter of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition makes the party symbol with their hand from inside a prison truck after appearing in court/AFP HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 13 – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called for the country to move on from its disputed election,...
  • The doctors, from an American NGO – International Help Of People Everywhere (IHOPE) will be conducting two-week specialised medical camps in Nairobi/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – The Nairobi City County government has received top notch medical consultants and volunteers from the United States...
  • According to the prosecution, Swazuri used his position to improperly confer benefits to three companies whose purported titles for five pieces of land marked as railway reserve are said to have been revoked/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – National Land Commission Chairperson Muhammad Swazuri and...
  • China has stepped up a crackdown in Xinjiang against what it calls Islamic extremism and separatist elements but many Muslims in the region accuse Beijing of religious and cultural repression © AFP/File / Emmanuel DUNAND Beijing, China, Aug 13 – Tough security measures have prevented the restive...

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