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  • Such incidents were recorded in 32 counties last year. Photo/CFM-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24-Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha now says teachers who thwart school fires will be feted, as part of measures of encouraging others. Magoha spoke Monday, on a day Kenyans woke up to news...
  • Justice Githinji argues that he was not given an opportunity to be heard before JSC making such decision/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and a Court of Appeal judge have failed to reach an out of court settlement in the contested plans to have him retired. A...
  • There have been numerous complaints from parents and students who fail to get chances in schools they select. Photo/CFM-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24- Students joining Form One from next year will now be placed in schools they selected. Under current regulations by the Ministry of Education,...
  • The business is providing employment opportunities for the youth both in rural and urban areas. Photo/CFM-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24 – The High Court has given the Attorney General and Treasury Cabinet Secretary 10 days to respond to a petition filed by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and 6 others...
  • CJ Maraga is now required to empanel a bench of three judges to hear the matter. Photo/CM-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 – The High Court has referred the suit challenging MPs move to award themselves a monthly Sh250,000 in allowances to Chief Justice David Maraga to constitute a three-judge bench....
  • Ethiopia’s army chief, Seare Mekonnen, (C in the background) was on of those shot dead in a wave of violence highlighting the political instability/AFP Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 24 – The death toll from two attacks believed linked to an attempted coup in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state rose to...
  • And by late Monday, Ruto had not commented on the matter, with his communications team saying “he will respond when it is appropriate.” NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 – Cabinet Secretaries from Mt Kenya region are now accusing Deputy President William Ruto of maligning their reputation, by claiming that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 24 – Four Cabinet Secretaries have denied claims that they are plotting to eliminate Deputy President William Ruto, and are now insisting that he must file a formal complaint. CSs Peter Munya (Trade), Sicily Kariuki (Health), Joe Mucheru (ICT) and James Macharia (Transport) were...
  • SYDNEY, Jun 24 – Australia’s national broadcaster went to court Monday to challenge a police raid on its offices and demand the return of files seized during the controversial operation. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) demanded an injunction to prevent police from accessing the seized...
  • PARIS, Jun 24 – The former head of a budget Thai airline goes on trial in Paris on Monday over a deadly 2007 plane crash that killed 90 people, nearly two-thirds of them foreigners. Filed by the families of the nine French victims along with one survivor, the civil suit says the crash was an “...
  • JARKATA, Jun 24 – A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck remote eastern Indonesia on Monday, forcing people to flee office buildings as far away as the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and reports said. The deep and powerful earthquake sent shockwaves around the region, with people on the...
  • Hong Kong has been shaken by huge demonstrations against an upopular proposed law that would allow extradition to the Chinese mainland © AFP/File / ISAAC LAWRENCE BEIJING, Jun 24 – China said Monday it will not allow discussion on Hong Kong at the G20 this week even as US President Donald Trump...
  • MONTREAL, Jun 24 – A woman boarded an Air Canada flight earlier this month, fell asleep after takeoff and woke up alone in a dark, parked plane, apparently forgotten about by ground staff. Tiffani Adams’s story was posted by a friend on Air Canada’s Facebook page, drawing incredulous reactions from...
  • Three Chinese nationals and a Cambodian landowner have been held for questioning over the building collapse © AFP / SUN RETHY Kun Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Jun 24 – The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors...
  • Washington, United States, Jun 23 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks on the crisis sparked by Iran’s downing an American drone. “We’ll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned and...
  • Cases of students burning dormitories are common in Kenya. NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 – A dormitory at the Uriri High School in Migori was on Sunday night razed after students were denied a chance to watch the AFCON tournament between Kenya vs Algeria, police and officials at the school said. An alarm...
  • The changes are contained in a circular issued by Kinoti on Sunday. Photo/CFM-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24 – More than 100 officers at the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) have been transferred, in changes announced at the weekend. DCI director George Kinoti said the 126 officers are...
  • President Kenyatta said the organisation has inculcated in the hearts of the youth the value of volunteerism, service to others and helped elicit a higher sense of civic duty/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday applauded St John Ambulance Kenya volunteers for their...
  • He said they enjoyed public trust, a favour that should be honoured through diligent execution of their mandates/DPPS VIHIGA, Kenya, Jun 23 – Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders not be inhibitors in transforming Kenya. He said they enjoyed public trust, a favour that should be honoured...
  • The front page of North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper carried a photo of Kim holding Trump’s letter as he read it in his office © KCNA VIA KNS/AFP / KCNA VIA KNS Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Jun 23 – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of “excellent content” from US...
  • Conservative MP Boris Johnson has come under fire from within his own party after refusing to explain reports of a domestic ‘row’ that ended with a police visit © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF London, United Kingdom, Jun 23 – Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to become Britain’s next prime minister, came...
  • “The people of Sudan have spoken, and the leaders of Africa must listen to them,” Naomi Barasa, a 2018 Sir Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders winner, asserted during an interview with Capital FM News Friday/CFM – JOSEPH MURAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, June 23 – Naomi Barasa, a 2018 Sir Henry...
  • Sonko said the county had put in place a fully constituted board that will fast-track employment of more personnel to various sectors/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – The Nairobi City County Government will now give priority to volunteers and casual workers when employment opportunities arise....
  • County Executive Committee Member for Health said doctors will be promoted and placed in the required Job Groups/COURTESY KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 23 – The County Government of Kisumu has allocated Sh250 million to pay salary arrears for newly promoted doctors. The announcement by the County Executive...
  • The election is the first in Mauritania’s coup-strewn history that looks set to see an elected president transfer power to an elected successor © AFP / SIA KAMBOU Nouakchott, Mauritania, Jun 23 – Government candidate and frontrunner Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has declared himself the winner of the...

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