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  • 22 Apr 2018 - A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.Nabi Tajima, born in 1900, died from old age at a hospital on her native southwestern island of...
  • 22 Apr 2018 - Nyeri County Women Leaders wants the IG to arrest Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua over the attack on election observer Martha Miano.The women, led by Margaret Nyathogora, issued a statement on Saturday saying all the men involved in the incident should also be apprehended...
  • 22 Apr 2018 - Eight people died early on Sunday morning when the matatu they were travelling in rammed into a truck near the Machakos turnoff.The accident took place at about 2.30 am at Kwa Muambi on Mombasa-Nairobi highway.Machakos County Police Commander Sammel Mukhedia said six...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - The late Kenneth Matiba will be cremated and not buried, seemingly in keeping in line with his wishes to his family back in 1994.It has emerged that the multiparty democracy champion also never wished to be accorded a state funeral upon his death.In an article by a...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Heavy gunfire was reported on Saturday near the royal palace in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh.Several media outlets said via Twitter that violence erupted near the royal residence and that King Salman was evacuated to a military bunker in the city.No news outlet,...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - One person was killed on Saturday night by armed robbers in Munugi village in Sabatia sub-county, Vihiga County. According to witnesses, the attackers who were armed with an AK47 rifle disappeared moments before police arrived at the scene. Vihiga Woman representative...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Former IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe made recommendations for Kenya to hold a national dialogue on elections shortly after she resigned abruptly on October 18 last year.In her hand-over report to chairman Wafula Chebukati dated October 30, 2017, Akombe said the...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Several trunk roads will encounter temporary traffic interruptions during certain times of the day between April 23 to May 23 to allow the fixing of automatic traffic counters. Automatic traffic counters are normally identified as two rubber tubes laid across the road...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - War zones and conflict sites are incredibly dangerous for anyone living in them, but women are often particularly vulnerable in these spaces. Consider how, in recent years, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have systematically abducted and...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - The senior police officer who drowned together with his younger brother on the night of April 8 were buried on Saturday at Uvilani village in Makueni County.Charles Kyale Mwau and his younger brother Kimuyu Mwau drowned in river Kaluku on the Sultan Hamud-Kasikeu road...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Some 3,000 families in Likoni constituency, Mombasa County, are set to benefit from fresh water supply once the Likoni Water Supply Works Project is completed. Likoni residents told the Star on Saturday the project will help “quench our thirst.” Newly appointed...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Africa was once at the centre of the world – literally. It was the landmass at the centre of Pangaea, a super continent that broke up into smaller plates about 200 million years ago. Today, Africa sits on the second largest of these plates and her physical landscape...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - India's cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.The decision came amid outrage in the country after a string of horrific cases of sexual violence.In the emergency meeting called by Prime Minister...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - The government is cracking down on briefcase NGOs taking advantage of the anti-FGM campaign to make quick money. Malicious people are using the campaign to fleece donors, making the effort lose its credibility, Rachel Shebesh said on Friday.Shebesh is the Chief...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Vodacom Tanzania is focusing on growing its data business, mobile payments system and cloud services to stay on top of the East African nation’s competitive telecoms market.Investment in these areas will ensure the company retains first mover advantage, Managing...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Former President Mwai Kibaki visited Kenneth Matiba's family on Saturday to mourn his death.Kibaki is one of many leaders who have either sent condolence messages or visited the relatives of the former Cabinet minister.His Spokesman Ngari Kituku said he went to the...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Baringo South MP Grace Kipchoim was a committed leader who served her constituents with dedication, the President has said in his condolence message.Uhuru noted that despite cultural impediments, Kipchoim always went out of her way to serve the electorate by...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Cuba has a new president – and for the first time in six decades, his last name is not Castro. Cuba’s National Assembly has elected Cuba’s First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel to replace 87-year-old Raúl Castro, who took over as Cuba’s leader in 2006 after his...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace.The North's state media said this on Saturday ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.North Korean...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Suspected bandits killed a Tugen herder and stole 50 cows from Ngaratuko, Baringo North sub-county, on Saturday night.Victim Reuben Rutto and other residents had been helping National Police Reservists to repulse six bandits who attacked the village at around 7pm."...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday returned to Kambi Kuku where he spent his youthful days selling chicken to motorists. At the Uasin Gishu location this time round, he launched a poultry auction, the first of its kind, in the history of Kenya. Every life...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Churchill Otieno, head of digital at Nation Media Group, has taken over from Linus Kaikai as Chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild.Otieno won the election that took place on Saturday.He was elected alongside Maina Chege (Vice Chairperson), Christine Nguku (Secretary...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she won’t run, but friends, commentators and many in the...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Leather and textile processing firms have reaped benefits following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive for the revival of the industries. The President said all military boots should be bought from local manufacturers and the government plans to process hides and...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Quick police action prevented Imbirrikani Maasai morans from burning property at Big Life Foundation in Kajiado on Friday.Armed police flew to the scene, in a helicopter offered by the foundation, after they were informed that about 100 morans were on their way to the...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - The Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the Commonwealth, its leaders have announced.The Queen had said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles would follow her in the role.Leaders of the Commonwealth have been discussing the issue at a meeting...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo has demanded that the national and county governments release money for the repair of roads damaged by floods.Maanzo said this in a phone interview with the Star on Saturday, after a bridge at Matiliku on Emali-Wote road was swept by...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - A German company that specialises in road construction, equipment and mineral extraction technologies wants to partner with Makueni county.It is one of several local and international organisations that have shown interest in these projects in Kivutha Kibwana's county...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure. In Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Liberia alone there are up to 95 million...
  • 21 Apr 2018 - The Uhuru-Raila handshake continued to confound friend and foe on Friday when the Opposition leader met former President MwaiKibaki, with senior government officials in tow.The meeting set tongues wagging, coming just over a week after another one with retired...

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