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  • 20 Oct 2018 - Germany should not approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia until investigations into the circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death have been completed, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.In an interview with German public television’s Tagesthemen...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - The case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi took place on Saudi sovereign territory and it will be looked at by Saudi courts when all procedures are complete, Saudi Arabia’s justice minister said in a statement issued by state news agency SPA on Saturday.Saudi Arabia said...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Daniel Muindi and Delvin Meringor on Saturday emerged the winners of the 13th edition of Safaricom-Madoka Half Marathon held on Mashujaa Day at Ngerenyi, Taita Taveta County.Muindi, 24, from Machakos Athletics Club won the hotly contested men's race in a time of 1:06...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Baringo leaders on Saturday vowed to spearhead peace to end prolonged cross-border banditry and cattle rustling.They spoke at Michuki ground in Chemoling'ot, Tiaty, during Mashujaa Day celebrations.The leaders included MPs William Cheptumo (Baringo North), William...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Parts of Nyanza, Central Rift and North Rift were without electricity from Saturday morning owing to a technical hitch.The firm said the interruptions were occasioned by system interference on its distribution line between Nakuru and Eldoret."We are experiencing a...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Tears flowed freely as football players, coaches and stakeholders gathered at Tsagwa in Kaloleni constituency to send off former Kenya Premier League side Thika United FC captain Dennis "Yori" Lewa.Lewa died on October 10, in the grisly bus crash that killed 56 people...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Governor Granton Samboja has vowed to flush out hundreds of illegal herders from the county.Samboja said he won’t be cowed by threats from livestock owners who have refused to leave.“I'm ready to be arrested while fighting for my people. Be warned that if you don’t...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - While group chats can be a lot of fun, they can also be the most annoying, alerts to receive to your phone.While most of us are part of at least group chat on Whatsapp or Facebook messenger, many of us will have been tempted to mute the flurry of 'bridesmaid duties'...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Your Excellency Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, Your Excellency, Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, My fellow Kenyans, 1. Let me begin by thanking my Brother President Geingob for visiting...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday congratulated ODM Party leader Raila Odinga on his appointment as the AU High Representative for Infrastructure DevelopmentThe African Union Commission appointed Raila as an envoy. Chairperson Moussa Mahamat appointed Raila as High...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he relishes big occasions as he prepares for his side's eagerly-anticipated game away to Chelsea on Saturday.Pogba will have a pivotal part to play as United seek to build upon their dramatic victory over...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Agriculture and the Treasury to put in place a framework to pay sugarcane farmers their Sh 2.6 billion arrears.Uhuru said the amount should be audited first before payments are made for cane delivery.The Head of...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - ODM leader Raila Odinga has asked Kenyans to fight tribalism and corruption that is eating up the country.Speaking at Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday during Mashujaa Day celebrations, Raila said Kenyans should aim for development and not fighting among themselves."...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has for the first time publicly spoken about a possibility of him not seeking a second term in office."Let them hate me for what I'm doing. It is not a must for me to become governor again. I will make sure I bring sanity to the county," he...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris has said Governor Mike Sonko is overwhelmed and needs assistance to deliver his manifesto.She said the governor has never approached her office to discuss how they can work together for the benefit of Nairobians.Passaris...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Namibian President Hage Geingob on Saturday invited President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to the podium to congratulate them for their new found unity."Indeed inclusivity spells harmony and exclusivity spells conflict. I am standing here as a...
  • 20 Oct 2018 -  The African Union Commission has appointed ODM leader Raila Odinga as an envoy.Chairperson Moussa Mahamat appointed Raila as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. "This decision is part of the African Union’s drive to expedite the integration...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Thousands of Kakamega residents on Saturday woke up as early as 5 am to celebrate Mashujaa Day at Bukhungu Stadium.The stadium was filled as residents braved the early morning chill. Masujaa Day is held every year on October 20.People could be seen queuing at 10 am,...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - ODM and the Cotu leaders have said constitutional changes are unstoppable.Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary general Francis Atwoli and ODM leader Raila Odinga have said a review of the Constitution promulgated in 2010 will ensure good governance.Raila...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Saudi Arabia has finally admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead after offering various explanations for his disappearance more than two weeks ago. The country has carried out its own investigation into what happened to the 59-year-old at its own consulate in...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely, the family company that he runs said on Saturday.Mohammed Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized as...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry?A group of researchers at Britain's Lancaster University has been using a household food blender to mix particles from the root vegetable with...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has embarked on a purge of top officials a week after former CEO Ezra Chiloba was sent packing. The commission has written to over 25 staff allegedly implicated in questionable expenditures amounting to Sh4.6 billion during last year’...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - The audit noted that while a few procurements were fairly executed, others had some gaps as highlighted in the audit report.For instance, there were numerous instances of non-compliance, there was non-compliance with the public procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Rongo University students on Friday hijacked the funeral and buried their murdered colleague Sharon Otieno. She was the lover of Migori governor Okoth Obado who is awaiting trial for her murder and that of her foetus — his son.The students said the church was taking...
  • 20 Oct 2018 - Good Morning.Jennings Odhiambo Orlando, a Recce Squad officer is being detained by police over the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.He was taken to Muthaiga police station for questioning. Investigators have reportedly established that Orlando was together with...
  • 19 Oct 2018 - Whiling the hours away and in deep thought about nothing in particular, as writers are wont to do, I happened upon a BBC Radio feature on the invention of artificial skin. Being interviewed in the feature was Prof Ioannis V Yannas, an expert in fibres and polymers,...
  • 19 Oct 2018 - I’m sitting alone in a hotel room minus Rob, and I text him. I’ve left it as late as possible so the guilt can sink in. Me: You make me pay for all this and you don’t show up? You’re special. Well done. He responds immediately: You should know what role you play in...
  • 19 Oct 2018 - The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel is a place to indulge with your family for a Sunday brunch. The glass walls and grill fence around the Lord Delamere Terrace have blocked off the street views. But the marble floors, round columns and white ceiling beams create a stylish...
  • 19 Oct 2018 -  Year after year, the plains zebra faithfully return to the Nairobi Park to seek fine pasture. In recent years, this feat has become more and more challenging, with the pressures of human encroachment. So it is with relief that many people hope they return in good...

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