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  • The boda boda operators spoke after the county government placed a notice in local dailies banning their operations from the CBD and termed the move as ill-advised and a knee-jerk reaction that will not eliminate criminals in the city/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Boda Boda riders in Nairobi have...
  • Omar, in a withdrawal petition filed on Tuesday, said he no longer has confidence in the neutrality of the Presiding Judge, Lydia Achode/FILE MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 23 – Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has applied to withdraw a petition challenging Governor Hassan Joho’s win in the August 2017...
  • Keter who was keen to influence his colleagues especially those in the Jubilee camp not to be swayed by their party leaders’ decision pleaded with the members to disregard the motion terming it as illegal and unconstitutional/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Members of Parliament Alfred Keter (Nandi...
  • Poppe has been dubbed the “Deacon of Death” by Belgian media. © BELGA/AFP/File / KURT DESPLENTER Brussels, Belgium, Jan 23 – A Belgian former nurse and Roman Catholic deacon confessed on the first day of his trial to killing up to 20 people in what he said was a bid to end their “suffering”, local...
  • Weah’s inauguration on Monday marked Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders in three generations © AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO Monrovia, Liberia, Jan 23 – New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party...
  • Peter Ongaro, a 28-year-old Orthopaedic Specialist at Oasis Hospital appeared in court before Principal Magistrate Sypmpy Makila for the plea/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23- A doctor has been arraigned before the Kisii Law Courts for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl in Nyankongo Village of...
  • This is after Jubilee MPs in the respective committees unanimously passed a vote of no confidence Tuesday to dethrone the four lawmakers who had defied their party orders to step down/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Members of Parliament Alfred Keter, James Gakuya, Silas Tiren and Kangogo Bowen have...
  • Incidents of crime in the city have been on the rise/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23- A major crackdown on hawkers and street children is looming as part of the adopted security measures to address the spiralling rate of crime within Nairobi Central Business District. According to Nairobi Police boss...
  • The new Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti was formerly in the position/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Police Spokesman Charles Owino has been promoted and named the Director of Corporate and Communication Services in the National Police Service. The new Directorate of...
  • Morgue attendants have downed their tools and are currently at the gate facing off with the group of women protestors/JEMIMAH MUENI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Services at Kenyatta National Hospital have been paralyzed after workers at the facility faced off with a group of women who have staged a...
  • Masekela fled apartheid South Africa in the early 1960s, and did not return for three decades until after the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 © AFP/File / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan 23 – South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced,...
  • Republicans and Democrats sealed a deal on Capitol Hill to reopen the federal government © AFP / Brendan Smialowski Washington, United States, Jan 23 – US federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming...
  • The Manus Island regional refugee processing centre, in Papua New Guinea, from where 40 men departed Tuesday and will travel to the US in the coming weeks before being resettled across the country/AFP-File SYDNEY, Australia, Jan 23 – Dozens of refugees held for years in Australia’s remote Pacific...
  • A South Korea delegation arrives at the inter-Korea transit office near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in Goseong to cross into the North to inspect venues for joint pre-Olympic events © YONHAP/AFP Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Jan 23 – A South Korean delegation crossed into the...
  • In the petition filed by the Deputy Chief State Counsel, Charles Mutimba, the Attorney General Githu Muigai told a Milimani court on Monday that the actions by fifteen county assemblies which have so far constituted the forums were a violation of the Constitution and should, therefore, be quashed/...
  • Facebook said it is stepping up efforts to ensure its platform is used to help and not hurt democracy © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCE Washington, United States, Jan 22 – Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem...
  • Republicans and Democrats sealed a deal on Capitol Hill to reopen the federal government/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 23 – President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington. “I am...
  • Facebook said it is stepping up efforts to ensure its platform is used to help and not hurt democracy © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCE Washington, United States, Jan 23 – Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem...
  • Zuma’s presidency has been mired in corruption scandals and tarnished by a weakening economy © AFP/File / MUJAHID SAFODIEN Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan 22 – South Africa’s ruling party confirmed Monday that discussions were underway on President Jacob Zuma’s departure from office, possibly...
  • Some criminal gangs were active during the campaigns and were directly financed by politicians, but not anymore/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22- The spiralling crime within Nairobi’s Central Business District has been attributed to lack of finances by youths after the festive season and a prolonged...
  • In a circular dated January 22, Mohammed told the MPs that they had already “exercised their mandate under the Standing Orders in electing the committees leadership in election held in December last year/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Minority Whip Junet Mohamed has directed National Super Alliance...
  • German former male nurse Niels Hoegal hid his face behind a folder in 2015 during his trial at a court in Oldenburg © DPA/AFP/File / Carmen JASPERSEN Berlin, Germany, Jan 22 – A German male nurse serving a life term for killing six hospital patients with lethal drugs out of “boredom” will face...
  • Hassan Abdi Mohammed, Mohammed Osman Ali, Yusuf Warsame and Garad Hassan Fer whom the police said belonged to the Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab were acquitted by trial magistrate Roselyn Oganyo for lack of sufficient evidence/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenyan, Jan 22 – Four men accused of carrying out a terror...
  • Former international football star George Weah speaks in the Liberian capital Monrovia on December 30, 2017, the day after the country’s elections board officially certified Weah as the winner of the presidential election © AFP/File / Zoom DOSSO Monrovia, Liberia, Jan 22 – Former international...
  • Members of the four committees of Labour and Social Welfare, Agriculture, Environment and Broadcasting Committees leaders are set to dethrone their leaders who were elected against the party leadership’s choice/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 22 – Four parliamentary committees are Tuesday set to hold...

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