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  • 23 Jun 2018 - Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital that killed one person and left scores wounded, officials and witnesses said.The attack was launched by an unidentified assailant moments after 41-year-old prime...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end.The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.It was the only country left in the world where women...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is calling for increased efforts to eliminate maternal and neonatal mortality along with HIV infections in women, adolescents and newborns.She said the elimination of the health challenges was achievable if stakeholders work together and...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - A section of the clergy has asked the government to declare corruption a national disaster.They also want the law changed to allows for life imprisonment for corrupt persons.Led by NCCK Upper Eastern Chairman David Ngige, the religious leader said corruption is cancer...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday said he will ride on the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR on May 31 next year to Kajiado for Madaraka Day the next day.President Uhuru challenged the contractor of the transformational Nairobi-Naivasha SGR line to stick to the June 2019...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on Friday launched the construction of Sh20 million ultramodern education offices in her constituency.Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, Jumwa said the project would go a long way in helping to uplift education standards of Kilifi...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Kenyans today joined the world in celebrating International Widow's day even as the United Nations asks for more research on abuse meted to them.The event was held at the KICC hosted by Youth CS Margret Kobia and Education CS Amina Mohammed who will be the chief guest...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - A man has been arrested for allegedly defiling and killing a five-year-old nursery school girl in Mathioya sub-county, Murang'a county.In an occurrence that has shocked residents of Kirembu village, the suspect, 37, was arrested after the minor's body was found dumped...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama will be charged with abuse office and land-related corruption matters, DPP Noordin Haji has said.The spent the night in custody after he was arrested on Friday night by Ethics and Anti-graft agency officers.In a statement on Saturday,...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Pope Francis will be making several significant changes in the Vatican in the next few weeks and months to bring in fresh faces with new ideas and promote others as part of his push for reform.The pope disclosed his decisions in a rare sit-down interview with Reuters...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Pope Francis has appointed Norman King’oo as Bishop of Machakos.King’oo who was in the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma was transferred in new changes announced by the pope on June 22.Being the Chairman of the National Family Life at the Kenya Conference of Catholic...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba wants Kenyans to boycott the use of Sugar and its products until they are assured of its quality and safety.Ababu said the lives of Kenyans were at risk after confirmation that Sugar being sold in the market was contaminated with '...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Kenyans on Twitter have attacked Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen after defending Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa's support for DP William Ruto. Jumwa, formerly a die-hard ODM supporter, earned herself the nickname 'mama radar' after she recently joined Ruto's camp...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - A memorial event to celebrate the lives of lawyer Willie Kimani and two others will be held today (Saturday) at Dandora Community Justice Centre.This is going to be their second anniversary since the human rights lawyer was murdered alongside his client Josephat...
  • 23 Jun 2018 -  Critics of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system were handed ample ammunition when Serbia were somehow denied what appeared a blatant penalty in their defeat to Switzerland on Friday.Serbia fell to a 2-1 loss in Kaliningrad with Xherdan Shaqiri snatching a last-...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has drummed up support for DP William Ruto ahead of 2022 saying he has always stood with president Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking on Friday evening in Kiambu, Kuria said Ruto has always been on the side of Uhuru Kenyatta unlike the Opposition...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - The agenda to build 500,000 low-cost housing by 2022 is now clear.On Friday Transport and Infrastructure, CS James Macharia unveiled how the government intends to implement the project starting with flagship projects that will be largely located within Nairobi city...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Universities had not remitted at least Sh7.5 billion of employees' deductions to relevant agencies by June 2017, according to an audit report by Ministry of Education.The amount includes Sh4.5 billion of employees' pension and Sh2.6 billion of PAYE.Sacco deductions...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - New footage of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on wildlife has been captured by a BBC team.Seabirds are starving to death on the remote Lord Howe Island, a crew filming for the BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic has revealed.Their stomachs were so...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - The 2018 World Cup in Russia has entered the critical last days of the Group Stage, with the upcoming Group B match between Portugal and Iran being especially important.Portugal is currently locked in a close battle with Spain atop their group standings, while Iran,...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Eating one tablespoon of olive oil a day could help you live longer, according to experts.Olive oil, a key component of the health-giving Mediterranean diet, has long been said to be beneficial to health.Now, medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietitian Juliette...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama spent the night in custody after he was arrested on Friday night by EACC officers over suspected land fraud.He is being held at Nakuru Railways Police Station.His brother Charles Arama said the MP was arrested at 9.30pm alongside his...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Mpeketoni residents are accusing KDF soldiers undertaking the Linda Boni security operation of harassment them.They say the soldiers have been humiliating them during their patrols especially at night.Area MCA James Komu has asked Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - An explosion has shaken a rally for Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed which was being attended by thousands of people in Addis Ababa.Ahmed was taken away by security personnel immediately after his speech, which he gave in the Ethiopian capital's Meskel Square.Local media...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - You are not about to die, experts assure Don’t panic. Taking eight to 10 milligrams of copper a day is good for you. In fact, it's the minimum daily requirement for adults.READObama to open Alego Sauti Kuu sports centreFormer US President Barack Obama will attend the...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an "extraordinary threat" from its nuclear weapons - just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang."There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," he tweeted on 13 June, a day...
  • 23 Jun 2018 - Kenyan farmer Sam Mung'ala once struggled to feed his family by growing cowpeas and sorghum. These days he is betting on a new type of merchandise: shopping bags.The farmer from Kibwezi town in the country's south is planting and selling sisal, a source of fibre that...
  • 22 Jun 2018 - An NGO has urged the Mombasa government to expose the companies contracted to clear garbage.In a letter to the Environment executive Godfrey Nato, Muslims for Huma Rights protested the county’s “despicable” condition of solid waste disposal and management.Nato is yet...
  • 22 Jun 2018 - Google has partnered with Mombasa county to train youths in a bid to reduce the high unemployment rate.Those targeted in the ‘Digital Skills for Africa Initiative’ are fresh graduates, job seekers and small business owners.Five thousand youths will take part. The...
  • 22 Jun 2018 - A report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has linked two sitting MPs and a former lawmaker to violence and cattle rustling in the North Rift Valley.Turkana South MP James Lomenen, Baringo North MP William Cheptumo and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama were...

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