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  • The President said the urban poor – mainly those in informal settlements – lived in precarious conditions and also needed to be accorded equal consideration as other marginalised communities in the rural areas/file NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has pitched for the inclusion of...
  • The First Lady made the plea when she donated medical supplies and equipment to Bungoma Referral Hospital. The hospital has served the residents of Bungoma and neighbouring regions for over 65 years/PSCU BUNGOMA, Kenya, May 22 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged all Kenyans to register with...
  • He said a number of nations had expressed support since President Kenyatta announced to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 5 Kenya’s intent to host a Blue Economy Conference/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking to raise between Sh700 and 800...
  • According to his son Joseph Kamau, the sleuths arrived at his father’s residence at about 5.30 am in the morning demanding that they search his house/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Detectives from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) have raided the home of former Transport Cabinet...
  • Deserted platforms at the normally very busy Gare de L’Est station in central Paris as public sector workers continue protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reform programme and planned overhaul of state rail operator SNCF © AFP/File / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT Paris, France, May 22 –...
  • © AFP Sydney, Australia, May 22 – An Australian archbishop was Tuesday found guilty of covering up child sex abuse in the 1970s — one of the highest-ranked church officials globally to be successfully prosecuted for such offences. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, 67, was accused of concealing...
  • The crackdown was led by the CEC Education, Youth and Gender Janet Ouko where a number of the disabled were found locked in a shanty/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Seven people accused of using disabled persons to extort unsuspecting city residents were on Monday night arrested by the Nairobi County...
  • About 20 individuals suspected to have either planned or aided in the embezzlement were Monday quizzed on the matter/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – The questioning of top managers and suppliers at the National Youth Service (NYS) over the Sh9 billion fraud claims is expected to continue at the...
  • According to the report presented by outgoing chairperson Macharia Njeru, the non-cooperation by the service has seen concerted efforts by some officers to cover up crimes, evidence being tampered with, in a motive of circumventing IPOA investigations, in cases where police are implicated/FILE...
  • A protest last year in Bamenda, an anglophone hub in northwest Cameroon, against discrimination in favour of the country’s francophone majority © AFP / STRINGER Yaoundé, Cameroon, May 22 – Kidnappings are proliferating in Cameroon’s violence-torn English-speaking region, where officials, foreigners...
  • US President Donald Trump accused former CIA director John Brennan of launching the Russia meddling probe of his campaign as a “political hit job” © AFP / SAUL LOEB Washington, United States, May 21 – President Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia...
  • A meeting between US President Donald Trump, left, and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In could decide whether the US president’s much-vaunted summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead © AFP/File / Jim WATSON Washington, United States, May 22 – Donald Trump holds a high-stakes...
  • Royal wedding goody bags are going for large sums of money in online auctions © POOL/AFP / TOBY MELVILLE London, United Kingdom, May 22 – Fancy getting your hands on one of the goody bags given to public guests at Saturday’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Well you made need to break the...
  • President Pierre Nkurunziza — seen waiting to vote with wife Denise — obtained the vote he wanted to extend his grip on power which he could now hold on to until 2034 © AFP/File / STR Bujumbura, Burundi, May 21 – Burundians overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that bolster President Pierre...
  • The Commonwealth meets in a summit every two years — the last time was in April, where leaders gathered at Buckingham Palace for a ‘family portrait’ alongside Queen Elizabeth II © POOL/AFP / Yui Mok Harare, Zimbabwe, May 21 – Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday,...
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a tough new strategy on Iran © AFP / Mandel NGAN Washington, United States, May 21 – The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history,” after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran...
  • Henri van Breda takes his seat in the dock at Western Cape High Court to hear the verdict in his trial. He is accused of killing his two parents, brother and maiming his sister with an axe in their luxury home in January 2015 © AFP / RODGER BOSCH Cape Town, South Africa, May 21 – A South African...
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, DPP Noordin Haji and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet were among senior government officials who attended the function/SAM WANJOHI NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- The mandate of the inaugural board of Independent Policing Oversight Authority is over,...
  • The Governor, who is represented by lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi and Kithenji Marete, has moved to the Appeal Court to challenge the nullification of his victory by the High Court in a petition filed by former Senator, Lenny Kivuti/FILE NYERI, Kenya, May 21-The hearing of an election appeal by Embu...
  • Speaking during the handing over of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority end -term report, Matiangi said the government resources must be channelled to the right use/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has defended the ongoing scaling down of bodyguards...
  • Muslims gather for Friday prayers inside a mosque in Shanghai: mosques are now being urged to fly the national flag © AFP/File / CHANDAN KHANNA Beijing, China, May 21 – All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to “promote a spirit of patriotism” among Muslims, the country’s top Islamic...
  • A woman washes her hands in Mbandaka, DRC, as authorities prepare to launch a programme to immunise first responders with an experimental Ebola vaccine © AFP / Junior D. KANNAH Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 21 – The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of...
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi stated that the process will be seamless and a digital record will be established/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – The government has launched a work permit verification and registration exercise that targets all foreign workers in the country. Currently,...
  • Lawmakers are planning to quiz Mugabe over his 2016 claim that Zimbabwe lost $15 billion in revenue due to corruption and foreign exploitation in the diamond sector © AFP/File / ZINYANGE AUNTONY Harare, Zimbabwe, May 21 – A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe...
  • Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly apologised for the massive data breach © AFP/File / SAUL LOEB Brussels, Belgium, May 21 – Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge...

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