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  • 21 Feb 2019 - Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal has said he is ready to face the consequences if found guilty of embezzling Sh2 billion as alleged by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).The governor also distanced himself from members of his staff including his...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Today is International Mother tongue day.Majority of Kenyans are however not aware of it. According to UNESCO, the day is set aside to promote ethnic languages and embrace cultural diversity.In Canada, the day is marked as a public holiday while France holds a grand...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Nandi Governor Stephen Sang now wants the State to reveal the owner of the ship blown up in Mombasa by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014 that had 370.8 kgs of heroin valued at Sh1.3 billion.Through his lawyer Danstan Omari, Sang has written to all state agencies...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday chaired a Cabinet meeting at State House, which discussed a roadmap for resolving the maritime border dispute with Somalia and measures for safeguarding Kenya’s territorial integrity.The Cabinet resolution, which will be...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Inger Andersen of Denmark has been appointed as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for a four-year term.In a press release on Thursday, Unep said, "Andersen brings a passion for conservation and sustainable development with more than 30...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Isiolo woman representative Rehema Jaldesa has proposed severe punishment to sexual offenders who will be found guilty including castration to discourage the vice from the community.“I have proposed amendments to section 43 of the Sexual Offences Act to replace the 10...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Lesbian women are at greater risk of being overweight than heterosexual women, research suggests.A study of more than 90,000 British adults also that found gay men are less likely to be overweight than straight men.The study, published in the Journal of Public Health...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Embattled Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and his Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori will now know their fate in ODM on March 1.The party National Governing Council will meet on March 1 to discuss the NEC's decision to expel the rebel MPs and six Homa Bay MCAs from the party...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The Chinese man who started the first donkey slaughterhouse in Kenya has passed away.  Though Lu Jing's death was not made public, the 74-year-old entrepreneur died on Sunday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Nakuru county.Sources said Jing died...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his closest rival Atiku Abubakar made their final appeal for votes on the last day of campaigning on Thursday ahead of a tight contest in a presidential election on Saturday that was delayed by a week. The Independent National...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Police in Murang’a town have arrested four people suspected to be behind an upsurge of car break-ins in the town.According to Murang’a County Criminal Investigations officer Julius Rutere, the four suspects including three women and a man were arrested on Wednesday...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya will on Friday oversee the destruction of seized illicit goods valued at more than Sh10 million at the Bamburi Cement plant.The CS is also expected to give an update on the progress in the war against illicit trade in relation to...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The issue of nurses' strike should not be politicised, the Central Organisation of Trade Unions has said.Addressing the media on Thursday, the union called on governors to stop dragging President Uhuru Kenyatta's name into the matter.Cotu board member Wafula Wamusamia...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - An angry mob on Thursday lynched a man linked to the gang that killed a woman and gang-raped her three granddaughters in Litein, Bomet county.The suspect was beaten and lynched after he was found in possession of a mobile phone that belonged to the deceased."The man...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The state is expected to provide security on Friday for members of the gay community and the petitioners who will be in court for the ruling on legalising of same-sex relations in Kenya. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) wrote a letter to the...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Eating a high-fat diet in your 20s and 30s heightens the risk of ill-health later on - and not just because of weight gain.According to researchers at Qingdao University, China, fatty foods cause a reduction in, and mutation of, so-called 'good' bacteria in the gut....
  • 21 Feb 2019 - A row is brewing between club owners, entertainment investors and the Kilifi government over the new noise regulation laws. The county began implementing the Environment Management and Coordination Act Laws that stipulates that no person shall operate loud sounds or...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The Kenyattas, Mois and Odingas are not descendants of political dynasties, AU Envoy for Infrastructure Raila Odinga said on KTN on Wednesday night.The families' political rise is due to hard work, patience and determination contrary to common belief that they had it...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, relatives and friends of Thayu Kamau Kabugi, a prominent Murang’a businessman who passed away on Wednesday night.In his message, the President said the late Kabugi was a strong-...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Two Catholic cardinals claim homosexuality is to blame for the sexual abuse scandal engulfing the Church - not the clerics themselves.American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke and German Cardinal Walter Brandmueller wrote in an open letter on Wednesday that the approach to...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Part of the multibillion-shillings Dongo Kundu bypass was vandalised after an accident involving a truck carrying soil near Port of Mombasa on Wednesday.Changamwe police boss Peter Omanwa said the driver of the truck was heading to Nairobi before he lost control of...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Five National Police Reservists were killed and an unknown number of livestock stolen after suspected Pokot bandits attacked Arabal in Baringo South on Thursday morning. Baringo County Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa said the incident occurred when the brazen bandits...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - House prices increased marginally by 1.49 per cent in the last three months of 2018 to indicate a continuing turnaround effect on investment and returns for investors.Housing price index stood at 126.99 in the last quarter compared to 125.10 of the third quarter of...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - Investors are now pleading with the government to pay their VAT refunds to enable expansion and growth of their flower farms.Despite the rosy performance of the sector last year, flower farms claim delays in paying back the VAT has accumulated over the past 12 months...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - During her visit to Kenya in 2016, Melinda Gates knocked on several doors in Nairobi slums.  She was accompanied by Christine Wangeci, a data collector.  Christine works with the PMA2020, a data collection facility for family planning, water and sanitation. Many of...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The Rwandan government wants the parliament to pass a bill banning single-use plastics in the country to protect the environment.The draft bill suggests a two-year moratorium for companies to stop manufacturing single-use plastics.Plastics were first banned in Rwanda...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The Public Accounts Committee is heading for a three-day retreat starting today to write a report on its investigations into IEBC operations during the 2017 general elections. Chairman Opiyo Wandayi yesterday said they will convene in Machakos for the compilation of...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - The Commission for University Education has okayed students joining university this year to be admitted for courses that it is yet to accredit.“The commission has worked with the relevant agencies to ensure that the compliance issues raised on the majority of the...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - A man has been arrested after a gang hacked a woman to death, injured her husband and raped their three granddaughters in Litein, Kericho.The 30-year-old suspect was arrested and positively identified by three victims of the attack, DCI boss George Kinoti said on...
  • 21 Feb 2019 - One evening, you tune in to your favourite medical drama. As the scene opens, the calm of the hospital is shattered when a patient grabs their chest and collapses to the floor. The impossibly good-looking medical team rush in and work feverishly to save the heart...

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