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Karangi kicks out Sonko from military lineup

| December 12, 2014 | Comments
Karangi kicks out Sonko from military lineup

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko was on Friday stopped from receiving President Uhuru Kenyatta during Jamhuri Day celebrations at the Nyayo Stadium. The brief traditional ceremony is usually held outside the venue, just before Uhuru is ushered into a waiting armoured Land Cruiser, open above but with bullet-proof glass. The President is accompanied by his ADC, […]

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President Obama was my classmate – Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi

| December 12, 2014 | Comments
President Obama was my classmate – Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi

He has journeyed up the ladder of politics and academics with an unmatched passion. Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi was born on January 1, 1952 at Kionyo village in Meru County. And his accomplishment as a lawyer and politician is enviable. The former Imenti South Member of Parliament (MP) is one of the most educated people […]

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UHURU CAUGHT ON CAMERA HUMMING ‘SURA YAKO’

| December 12, 2014 | Comments
UHURU CAUGHT ON CAMERA HUMMING ‘SURA YAKO’

President Uhuru Kenyatta was caught on camera humming Sauti Sol’s ‘Sura Yako‘ during the Jamhuri day celebrations. The group, that was among those who performed during the event at Nyayo Stadium, caused an uproar in the stadium with the public dancing along. The President was openly singing along to the entire song with gusto and […]

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Regional leaders join Kenya in marking 51 years of Independence

| December 12, 2014 | Comments
Regional leaders join Kenya in marking 51 years of Independence

Presidents John Mahama of Ghana, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are among invited guests attending today’s Jamhuri Day Celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. The three arrived at around 11am ahead of host President Uhuru Kenyatta who arrived at 11.30 am. Deputy President William Ruto and Amina Mohammed received Kagame, Museveni […]

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Photos:Uhuru and Ruto in Kibera again

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Uhuru and Ruto in Kibera again

President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto were in Kibera at the launch of Kibera Youth Empowerment Programme.They were joined by  Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, Hon. Ken Okoth and other leaders.

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You can now work in any East African country

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
You can now work in any East African country

You will now be able to work in any of the East African countries without incurring any extra costs starting from next year. Currently it is only in Rwanda where people from within the region obtain a work permits without paying a fee. However during the eighth Northern Corridor Infrastructure Project Summit in Nairobi yesterday, […]

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Kenya opposes special police for ICC

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
Kenya opposes special police for ICC

Kenya has opposed proposals to establish a special police force and tracking unit to enforce arrests and asset freezing for the International Criminal Court. “ICC does not need or require a police force,” said Mr Macharia Kamau, Kenya’s ambassador to the UN, adding that the responsibility needs to be entrusted to individual countries. He pointed […]

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Al Jazeera ‘biased’, says Israeli ambassador Shalom Cohen

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
Al Jazeera ‘biased’, says Israeli ambassador Shalom Cohen

The government of Israel says it will not comment on the allegations carried in a documentary by Al Jazeera last Monday because “it was biased”. Shalom Cohen, Israel’s Ambassador in Nairobi, on Thursday refused to clarify claims made in the film that Israeli agents were training Kenyan death squads targeting terror suspects. “I don’t want […]

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Githurai stripping suspects denied bail

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
Githurai stripping suspects denied bail

The crew of a Nairobi bus held for stripping and sexually assaulting a female passenger have been denied bail and ordered detained until the case is heard and determined. A magistrate on Thursday declined to release Mr Nicholas Chege Mwangi and Mr Meshack Mburu Mwangi, driver and conductor respectively of the Githurai 44 bus in […]

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UHURU NOT YET FREE – BENSOUDA

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
UHURU NOT YET FREE – BENSOUDA

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has given the clearest indication that she is not done yet with President Uhuru Kenyatta, only days after jubilation swept the Jubilee strongholds following the withdrawal of the charges against the head of state. In a surprise application late Tuesday, the Gambian-born prosecutor asked the judges to allow her to appeal […]

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Kenyans nominate 10 most favourite MPs in 2014

| December 11, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans nominate 10 most favourite MPs in 2014

Ten Members of Parliament have been nominated as favourite leaders in 2014. Through online voting, Kenyans nominated their favourite MP in 10 different categories, with three nominees initially in each category. The parliamentarians were selected based on Bills moved, contributions to Bills, motions raised and statements issued from March 2013 to November 2014. The categories, […]

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Uhuru rallies MPs to pass Bill to fight terrorism and banditry

| December 10, 2014 | Comments
Uhuru rallies MPs to pass Bill to fight terrorism and banditry

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, Wednesday rallied Jubilee MPs to pass an amendment Bill to fight terrorism and banditry. The President hosted the MPs and senators at State House where he explained why he needed more powers to deal with terrorism and asked them to pass the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill. […]

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Al Jazeera’s Response To Kenya Government’s Threat of Legal Action

| December 10, 2014 | Comments
Al Jazeera’s Response To Kenya Government’s Threat of Legal Action

Response to statement by Government of Kenya Al Jazeera Media Network is deeply concerned by the Government of Kenya’s threat to bring charges against those involved in the making of “Inside Kenya’s Death Squads”, broadcast on December 8. Al Jazeera urges the Government of Kenya (GoK) not to attack journalists or to curtail freedom of […]

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Kenya files complaint on Al Jazeera documentary

| December 10, 2014 | Comments
Kenya files complaint on Al Jazeera documentary

The media regulator says the government has complained about a documentary on alleged extra-judicial killings by the Kenyan police screened by Al Jazeera on Monday. Media Council of Kenya (MCK) programmes manager Victor Bwire said the Information ministry had dismissed the broadcast as “inaccurate”. “We have received a complaint and we will give both parties an […]

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Uhuru pays hospital bill of man shot in Wajir attack

| December 10, 2014 | Comments
Uhuru pays hospital bill of man shot in Wajir attack

The family of the victim of an attack in Wajir was relieved from paying a hospital bill of Sh115,000 by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday. Rowland Kang’ethe, 44, had been admitted in the ICU at Kenyatta National Hospital for weeks after he was shot at close range by an unknown assailant on his way home […]

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Githurai stripping suspects now face death penalty

| December 10, 2014 | Comments
Githurai stripping suspects now face death penalty

The crew of a bus in which a female passenger was stripped and sexually assaulted in Githurai, Nairobi now potentially face the death penalty after they were on Wednesday charged with robbery with violence and sexual assault. Mr Nicholas Chege Mwangi and Mr Meshack Mburu Mwangi denied that on the night of September 19 and […]

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Kimaiyo: I will stay in office until my successor is named

| December 10, 2014 | Comments
Kimaiyo: I will stay in office until my successor is named

NAIROBI, KENYA: Outgoing Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo says he will stay in office until his successor is named. And to show he is still the boss, he on Tuesday signed a statement which he issued indicating that he is the Inspector General. “I retired and therefore I have to handover to a successor […]

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Setback :Kenya fails to convince ASP against Bensouda

| December 9, 2014 | Comments
Setback :Kenya fails to convince ASP against Bensouda

KENYA has suffered a major setback in its bid to “expose” the ICC, after the Assembly of States Parties rejected its agenda to discuss the conduct of the court’s judges and prosecutors. The 13th session of the ASP begun on Monday and meets until December 17 at the United Nations, New York. Incoming ASP President […]

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