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  • NEB Chair Judith Pareno announced the results/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The Orange Democratic Movement’s National Elections Board has released the official list of winners of its primaries in Nyanza. Board Chairperson Judith Pareno has identified Governors Cyprian Awiti and Cornel Rasanga as...
  • Magufuli said the named workers must resign or face prosecution/FILE DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Apr 29 – Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications. Some of the government workers are accused of...
  • Kalonzo has called Nyenze “to order”/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka says the decision to once again shelve his Presidential ambitions in favour of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was painful. All the same, he says his lieutenants need to get on board with...
  • Tuju thanked those who’ve chosen to accept the outcome of the primaries and move on/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The Jubilee Party Appeals Tribunal is on Saturday to hear 53 complaints filed by disgruntled participants in the Jubilee Party primaries. Ainabkoi Member of Parliament Samuel...
  • Boinnet said investigations are ongoing into the two cases of death/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – About 63 people were arrested for various electoral and penal offences in the course of the party primaries. This is according to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet who says about two...
  • The Marines, pictured in 2011, were among the first US forces sent to Afghanistan with several thousand deployed in Helmand, where they engaged in bitter combat with Taliban © AFP/File / Behrouz MEHRI LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Apr 29 – US Marines returned to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Saturday...
  • Mbadi insists he won the nomination/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The ODM Appeals Tribunal has nullified the nomination of party Chairman John Mbadi over Caroli Omondi in Suba South. The tribunal composed of Willis Otieno, Mohamed Hajir, Florence Omose, George Muthama and Charles Bosire nullified...
  • On his meet-the-people tour of his populous Kiambu home county, the President thanked Jubilee supporters for coming out in large numbers to exercise their democratic rights/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met and thanked Governors Ken Lusaka, Salim Mvurya, Samuel...
  • Pope Francis (C) is visiting Cairo to show solidarity with the country’s Christian minority after a series of deadly church bombings © AFP / Andreas SOLARO CAIRO, Apr 29 – Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium...
  • Magazines featuring front page pictures of US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping are displayed at a news stand in Beijing © AFP/File / NICOLAS ASFOURI UNITED STATES, Apr 29 – An American woman convicted of espionage this week has been deported by China, a human rights group...
  • Mascot Pikachu of the Pokemon Go virtual reality game, which has become a worldwide sensation © AFP / Roslan RAHMAN MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Apr 28 – Russian prosecutors on Friday called for a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for a blogger who hunted Pokemons in church, in a case that has...
  • An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian Kashmir has highlighted social media’s role in energising an insurgency that has roiled the disputed Himalayan region for decades © AFP / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA SRINAGAR, India, Apr 28 – An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter...
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) recently held talks with European Council President Donald Tusk on April 6, 2017 © AFP / Justin TALLIS BRUSSELS, Belgium, Apr 28 – EU President Donald Tusk said Britain must first settle the key divorce issues of “people, money and Ireland” before any talks...
  • Three Swedes, including an 11-year-old girl, a Briton and a Belgian were killed in the Stockholm truck attack on April 7 © AFP/File / Jonathan NACKSTRAND STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Apr 28 – The death toll from the Stockholm truck attack rose to five on Friday after a 60-year-old Swedish woman succumbed to...
  • On losing out in the party primaries, a number of those seeking elective office have opted to vie as independents/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – The number of candidates who are seeking to contest for various seats independently is on the rise. Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung’u told Capital...
  • Nyenze, who was accompanied by among others Kitui Senator David Musila, says it will be hard for NASA to convince the Kamba community to vote for Odinga once again, when they expected their ‘son’ to be the flag bearer this time around/MUTHONI NJUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – When the National...
  • Pope Francis prepares to leave Rome for Egypt, on on April 28, 2017 © AFP / Tiziana FABI Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28 – Pope Francis began a visit to Egypt on Friday to promote “unity and fraternity” among Muslims and the embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. The 80-...
  • The Chief Magistrate’s court on Thursday directed that Bishop Wanjiru remain in police custody until the Jubilee Party primaries are concluded/CFMNEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has been released on a Sh100,000 cash bail after successfully arguing in the High Court that an...
  • “We were supposed to be ready today and we want to ask for the indulgence of even those who were unopposed just to be a little bit patient because we will be make an announcement when we will be issuing those certificates,” he explained/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – The Jubilee Party has...
  • British police officers in north-west London on April 28, 2017 © AFP / Ben STANSALL London, United Kingdom, Apr 28 – British police warned Friday they were facing an “increased level of terrorist activity”, the day after a knifeman was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate...
  • Kinuthia has however objected to the results crying rigging/COURTESY NAKURU, Kenya, Apr 28 – Former National Transport and Safety Authority Chairman Lee Kinyanjui has trounced Kinuthia Mbugua in the Nakuru Jubilee gubernatorial race with more than 66,000 votes. Kinyanjui garnered 216,581 votes...
  • Bishop Wanjiru has argued that her continued detention is punitive/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has filed an application in the High Court for bail review, saying denying her freedom is a violation to her constitutional rights. In the certificate of urgency filed by lawyer...
  • The first parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system have been delivered to South Korea © YONHAP/AFP / YONHAP Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Apr 28 – Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump’s suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies...
  • Others are Mandera Governor Ali Roba, Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji and legislators Mithika Linturi (Igembe South), Aden Keynan (Eldas) and Ben Washiali (Mumias East)/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale (MP Garissa Township), Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka and Meru...
  • Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju flanked by NEB Chair Andrew Musangi on the left/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – The Jubilee Party Appeals Tribunal has already received 43 appeals after disputed results in the ongoing primaries. In a statement, National Elections Board Chairman Andrew...

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