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  • Julius Malombe was not present to hand over the mantle of leadership to Governor Ngilu but that did not stop the event from proceeding as the County Secretary Alex Kimanzi Munywoki gave the instruments of power to her/CFM NEWS KITUI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Charity Ngilu was the first female governor to be...
  • Immediately Sonko was declared the winner of the Nairobi gubernatorial seat by IEBC, he already hit the ground running through his ‘Ngarisha Jiji’ campaign that has seen different parts of the city being cleaned up by youths/HILARY MWENDA NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Most Nairobi residents are...
  • Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, allegedly attacked a 20-year-old model with an electrical extension cord at a hotel in Johannesburg where the couple’s two sons were staying © AFP/File / Alexander JOE Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 21 – A South African civil rights...
  • This comes after Evans Kidero conceded defeat in public when he attended the swearing-in of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – The National Super Alliance (NASA) has expressed concern over the number of candidates who are conceding defeat following the August 8 elections....
  • Silence at noon: Big Ben’s scheduled four-year absence from British lives has stirred a worried debate/AFP LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 21 – London landmark Big Ben will fall silent for four years from Monday as a political revolt rumbles on over renovations that will rob Britain of a cherished...
  • Out of the 290 elective positions for the National Assembly, only 23 women were elected while the Senate has only three women elected out of 47/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 21 – Barely a week after women lobby groups moved to court to stop the reconvening of Parliament over failure to meet the...
  • In Kisumu, outgoing Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga handed over the instruments to Anyang’ Nyong’o after Jack Ranguma kept off the event/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Whereas Evans Kidero was available to hand over power to his successor Mike Sonko in Nairobi, the situation was not the same in...
  • In the run-up to the August 8 General Election, Machage (C) ditched the Orange Democratic Movement party which sponsored him to the Senate and joined the Democratic Party where he unsuccessfully bid for the Kuria West Parliamentary seat/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Former Migori Senator Wilfred...
  • “Today Nairobi had witnessed the hallmark of democracy. Transfer of power from one freely elected governor to the next one – Mike Mbuvi Sonko,” Kidero said in a spirited speech/HILARY MWENDA NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Evans Kidero has handed over the mantle of leadership in Nairobi County to Governor...
  • In its 14-point relief pleadings, the National Super Alliance (NASA) is seeking to convince the Supreme Court bench to review a precedence set in the 2013 presidential election petition where the court decided that rejected votes ought not to be included in calculating tallies in favour of any...
  • “He has proved that he loves his nation. They were in competition and he has admitted that Mike Sonko won and moved to hand him leadership,” he stated/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Evans Kidero for exhibiting a democratic spirit as he handed over command to...
  • President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after a long absence for medical treatment in Britain © AFP / SUNDAY AGHAEZE Abuja, Nigeria, Aug 21 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took to state TV on Monday in his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in Britain, in a bid to...
  • The USS John S. McCain with a hole on its port side © AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN Singapore, Singapore, Aug 21 – Ten US sailors were missing and five injured after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore early Monday, the second accident involving an American warship in two months. The...
  • Sonko was sworn in alongside his Deputy Polycarp Igathe, effectively taking over from Evans Kidero and Jonathan Mueke who were also in attendance/HILARY MWENDA NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Mike Sonko has formally taken over as Nairobi Governor after taking his oath of office at an event attended by...
  • Others are Anyang’ Nyong’o, Salim Mvurya, Granton Samboja, Amason Kingi and Francis Kimemia/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is among 32 county Chiefs being sworn into office on Monday. Others are Joyce Laboso, Anyang’ Nyong’o, Salim Mvurya, Granton Samboja, Amason Kingi...
  • South African model Gabriella Engels has accused Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an electrical extension cable at a Johannesburg hotel © AFP / Phill Magakoe Harare, Zimbabwe, Aug 20 – Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assault in South Africa where she is seeking...
  • President Kenyatta and Sonko at State House, Nairobi on Saturday/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will this week attend the inaugurations of the Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Sonko and Bomet Governor-elect Joyce Laboso. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says the move is a...
  • A police officer stands guard outside a house/FILE MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 20 – Police have arrested one suspect behind the murder of two Swiss nationals – Werner Borner Paul and Marrianne Borner – in Mombasa. Kisauni police boss Christopher Rotich says two other suspects, a caretaker and night guard,...
  • Wangamati on the campaign trail with his party leader Moses Wetangula/COURTESY BUNGOMA, Kenya, Aug 20– Bungoma Governor-elect Wycliffe Wangamati on Friday warned of stern action against sleaze and laziness. “Let me be clear, I will be making very stern decisions come Tuesday,” Wangamati said in a...
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto when they attended a church service in Ngong on Sunday/PSCU KAJIADO, Kenya, Aug 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday joined Catholic faithful for a Sunday mass at a Ngong Cathedral where they urged Kenyans to...
  • Samantha’s father, Joseph Abanja, is consoled by Kisumu Governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o/CFM NEWS KISUMU, Kenya, Aug 20 – Kisumu Governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o on Sunday said he would be seeking the support of the county chapter of the Law Society of Kenya in the effort to get justice for the six-...
  • South African model Gabriella Engels has accused Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an electrical extension cable at a Johannesburg hotel © AFP / Phill Magakoe HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 20 – Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said,...
  • Local residents search for survivors of the train crash © AFP NEW DELHI, Aug 20 – Emergency crews searched mangled carriages Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network. Another 156 people...
  • This 1937 image released by the US Navy shows the USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor in 1937. Researchers announced they have discovered wreckage of the WW II cruiser 72 years after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine © US NAVY/AFP / HO WASHINGTON, Aug 20 – Researchers announced Saturday they...
  • People sit outside a library van in central Athens, one of the initiatives in Greece to offer reading and books to the tens of thousands of refugees stranded in the country. © AFP / LEFTERIS PARTSALIS ATHENS, Aug 20 – The brightly coloured minivan that pulls into Athens’ food market, drawing a...

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