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Rita Jeptoo’s doping claims hit Kenyans hard

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
Rita Jeptoo’s doping claims hit Kenyans hard

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, who made history by winning four events in A World Marathon Majors (WMM), when she defended her Boston and Chicago Marathons titles, has failed a doping test. Following the development, the WMM organisers who were due to reward the winners of the 2013/2014 WMM on Sunday after the New York Marathon, have […]

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Video:Magerer speaks up,wants barbaric ODM attackers arrested

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
Video:Magerer speaks up,wants barbaric ODM attackers arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – ODM Executive Director Magerer Lang’at says what happened to him at Orange House on Thursday is ‘shameful and barbaric’ and has urged the police to expedite their investigations. Magerer who addressed a press conference at a Nairobi hotel on Friday said he expects police to arrest and prosecute those who […]

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RACISM: Naswa Crew Profiled and Ejected from Kisumu’s Imperial Hotel

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
RACISM: Naswa Crew Profiled and Ejected from Kisumu’s Imperial Hotel

There are many incidences of reverse or just pure raw racism in the country. Many places you go to, you might never get service if you are too hip for the place. Especially when you are black. This happened to the Naswa TV show crew who were doing many episodes of their popular show in […]

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High Court nullifies police recruitment exercise, orders repeat

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
High Court nullifies police recruitment exercise, orders repeat

The High Court Friday morning nullified the controversial police recruitment exercise conducted in July this year over numerous irregularities. Justice Isaac Lenaola directed that the process be conducted afresh after determining that sub-county committees across the 36 recruitment centers nationwide contravened the constitution and the National Police Service Commission Act. Lenaola also said that the […]

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Video:Arrest Magerer attackers, Raila tells police

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
Video:Arrest Magerer attackers, Raila tells police

The Orange Democratic Movement’s leader, Raila Odinga, on Friday condemned the attack on Magerer Lang’at and asked police to investigate the matter. Mr Odinga said some of those who assaulted the ODM executive director have owned up to their actions and others were caught on camera. “I call upon the police and other law enforcement […]

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PHOTOS – Sauti Sol Perform at State House for Ban Ki Moon

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
PHOTOS – Sauti Sol Perform at State House for Ban Ki Moon

MTV EMA award winners Sauti Sol are flying high having performed for two senior figures in less than a week. First, they made President Uhuru’s birthday one to remember and on Wednesday night they were performing in honour of Ban Ki Moon. The Sura Yako hitmakers were invited by the president to perform at the […]

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Paternity drama:‘Governor dumped me after I got pregnant’

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
Paternity drama:‘Governor dumped me after I got pregnant’

Kericho Governor, Professor Paul Chepkwony is at the centre of a paternity drama involving a three-year-old boy he allegedly sired with a woman he met while teaching at University of Eldoret (formerly Moi University, Chepkoilel Campus).  Agnes Chebet, a secretary at the neighbouring Bomet County, has accused Chepkwony of abandoning a child he fathered with […]

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Photos:Kenya Airways Opens a Beautiful ‘Pride Lounge’ at New JKIA Terminal

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Kenya Airways Opens a Beautiful  ‘Pride Lounge’ at New JKIA Terminal

National carrier Kenya Airways has opened their new ‘Pride Lounge’ at the new JKIA Terminal 1A. The lounge is exclusive to Premier World and Sky Priority guests. From these photos, it’s clear no expense was spared on the paintings, the lighting and the furniture.

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PHOTOS:Matiba marks 72nd birthday, Peter Kenneth, Ntimama, Charles Njonjo joins family

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
PHOTOS:Matiba marks 72nd birthday, Peter Kenneth, Ntimama, Charles Njonjo joins family

Veteran political activist Kenneth Matiba on Thursday celebrated his 72nd birthday at his Diani home in Mombasa. Peter Kenneth visited Matiba on the day, terming the time spent with him a reminder of the effects of Kenya’s troublesome political past. “Today, I had the honour of spending some time with Hon. and Mrs. Kenneth. S.N. […]

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Baringo speaker charged with planning to commit murder

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
Baringo speaker charged with planning to commit murder

Baringo County Assembly Speaker William Kamket and two county MCAs were Thursday charged in an Eldoret court over violence in the area. Kamket and MCAs Nelson Lotela (Silali) and Daniel Tuwit (Ripko/Kostei) were charged with four counts of planning to commit murder and incitement to violence. The denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Tom Olando. […]

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Drama:Raila watches in disbelief as rowdy ODM youth eject Magerer from PG meeting

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
Drama:Raila watches in disbelief as rowdy ODM youth eject Magerer from PG meeting

Rowdy youth ejected ODM Executive Director Magerer Langat from Orange Group during a parliamentary group meeting Thursday. The youth, some said to be MCAs, stormed the meeting venue where Cord was receiving referendum updates from the Committee of Experts and pulled Magerer out of his seat. Said to be about 100 in number, they accused […]

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10 traffic cops arrested in Nakuru taking bribes

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
10 traffic cops arrested in Nakuru taking bribes

NAKURU, Kenya, Oct 30 – Ten traffic police officers were have arrested in one of the biggest sting operations against law enforcers by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The officers were arrested at three police checks in Nakuru. The EACC officials set up hidden cameras that captured the errant police officers in the act at […]

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Duo exploit Isaac Ruto’s tragedy to con Atwoli

| October 29, 2014 | Comments
Duo exploit Isaac Ruto’s tragedy to con Atwoli

The Swahili saying kifo cha panzi furaha ya kunguru, which translates into one man’s sorrow being another’s joy found literal meaning when detectives arrested two people who had been extorting money from prominent personalities, claiming the funds would go towards the burial arrangement of Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto’s daughter who died last Friday. Central Organisation […]

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Husband not dad of my 3 kids, wife tells divorce court

| October 29, 2014 | Comments
Husband not dad of my 3 kids, wife tells divorce court

A 42-year-old Nairobi businessman got a rude shock when his wife of 15 years declared that he was not the biological father of their three children. Mr XYZ (name withheld to protect the children’s identities) was told in open divorce court yesterday by his wife that he is not the father of their three children […]

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Kenya shortlisted to host UN services centre

| October 29, 2014 | Comments
Kenya shortlisted to host UN services centre

Kenya has been shortlisted among five countries likely to host a UN Global Shared Services Centre. The consultants had initially recommended 14 possible locations, including Nairobi, after a rigorous process that involved consultations on the availability of skilled workers, robust Internet connectivity, security and a business-friendly environment. The list was subjected to further criteria and […]

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Baringo County Assembly Speaker arrested at JKIA

| October 29, 2014 | Comments
Baringo County Assembly Speaker arrested at JKIA

Detectives early Wednesday morning arrested Baringo County Speaker Kassait Kamket at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he waited to board a plane. He was arrested at 1am by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in connection with recent killings in Baringo. He was to travel to Istanbul, Turkey. Mr Kamket posted his arrest on […]

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Raila visits Gov. Isaac Rutto to bereave the family

| October 28, 2014 | Comments
Raila visits Gov. Isaac Rutto to bereave the family

CORD Leader Raila Odinga yesterday visited the family of Gov Isaac Rutto who is mourning the demise of his daughter Emily Chepng’etich Rutto. Ms Chepng’etich passed away on Friday at the Agha Khan Hospital after long battle with Leukemia. In his condolence to the Council of Governors Chair, the CORD leader urged the family to […]

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Khalwale, Wangari UDF ‘suspensions’ blocked

| October 28, 2014 | Comments
Khalwale, Wangari UDF ‘suspensions’ blocked

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 28 – The Registrar of Political Parties (RPP) has been restrained from effecting Monday’s suspension of Senators Boni Khalwale, Martha Wangari and party chairman Hassan Osman (Nominated MP) from the United Democratic Forum (UDF). The Political Party Tribunal also barred party leaders Musalia Mudavadi, his deputy Jeremiah Kioni, Petronilla Were and Kassim […]

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