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Kenya hires CNN to get back tourists

| May 24, 2015 | Comments
Kenya hires CNN to get back tourists

NAIROBI, Kenya – The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has gone on the offensive to revive the beleaguered industry by contracting CNN. This comes after the United States government issued yet another travel advisory recently. “We are certain that our partnership with CNN will yield positive results in getting our share of tourists back,” Muriithi Ndegwa, […]

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Ministers, Sonko face arrest in graft purge

| May 24, 2015 | Comments
Ministers, Sonko face arrest in graft purge

Four Cabinet secretaries, a senator and an MP are likely to be charged over corruption after the anti-graft agency concluded investigations against them. At the same time, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta, asking for more time to complete investigations on another 68 corruption cases after the 60 days […]

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UGANDA’S FIRST LADY RETIRES FROM POLITICS

| May 24, 2015 | Comments
UGANDA’S FIRST LADY RETIRES FROM POLITICS

Pundits have envisaged the end of an era in Ugandan politics, following the impending resignation of the country’s First Lady from active politics. Janet Kataaha Museveni, the wife of President Yoweri Museveni, has called time on her political career after serving two terms as the Member of Parliament for Ruhaama constituency. On Friday, the First […]

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Online Gambling Liberalized by the Kenyan Government

| May 24, 2015 | Comments
Online Gambling Liberalized by the Kenyan Government

Amongst African governments, Kenya is one of the most progressive thinking countries in terms of gambling and its effect on the economy. Kenyan government embraces online gambling by making clear cut laws for operators and their customers. Following the new Kenyan gambling laws, the online gaming community will have legal places to play and the […]

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All systems go for ‘Brand Raila’ team-Consultations with Nigerians

| May 23, 2015 | Comments
All systems go for ‘Brand Raila’ team-Consultations with Nigerians

An ODM think tank has been coming up with strategies to correct the mistakes of 2013 ahead of Raila Odinga’s 2017 bid for presidency, which those close to him say is an open secret. Cautious after three jinxed attempts, the Cord principal has also extended his consultations on politics beyond Kenya as he plans another […]

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Nakuru ODM Chair disarmed after firing at journalists

| May 23, 2015 | Comments
Nakuru ODM Chair disarmed after firing at journalists

THE police have disarmed a senior Nakuru ODM official who allegedly opened fire at six journalists covering a demonstration over closure of a public road in the county on Friday.  The Party Nakuru chairman Peter ole Osono was disarmed on Saturday following a directive from Inspector General Joseph Boinett.  “We have disarmed the Nakuru ODM […]

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KENYAN YOUTH VITAL IN WAR ON TERROR

| May 23, 2015 | Comments
KENYAN YOUTH VITAL IN WAR ON TERROR

THE U.S. Department of State has just issued the nth travel advisory on Kenya warning Americans of the risks they face while visiting the country due general insecurity and possibility of terrorist attacks. Once again, the Kenya government said the travel advisories are uncalled for as they only hurt the country’s economy by discouraging tourists […]

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Raila Picks New Point Men Ahead Of 2017 Polls

| May 23, 2015 | Comments
Raila Picks New Point Men Ahead Of 2017 Polls

Cord Leader Raila Odinga has identified new regional point men — his Summit — as he prepares for the 2017 elections.  In an aggressive strategy in the past two weeks, Raila has already launched two social media platforms, a website and an SMS targeting young people who are the majority of voters.  Raila is yet […]

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Video:The making of a saint – LIVE

| May 23, 2015 | Comments
Video:The making of a saint – LIVE

It is the first ever such event on African soil and an experience of once in the lifetime of a Christian, if ever at all. The missionary life of Sr Irene is comparable to the story of the Good Samaritan, who is touched by the needs of the neighbour.  

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Francis Kimemia cleared of corruption allegations for lack of evidence

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
Francis Kimemia cleared of corruption allegations for lack of evidence

Kenya: Former Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia has been cleared of corruption allegations. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission sent his file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) with recommendations for closure for lack of evidence. DPP Keriako Tobiko confirmed he had received the file. “It’s true DPP that I have received a file from […]

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HOW GIRL, 16, ESCAPED FROM RAPIST ISIS ‘AGENT’ IN EASTLEIGH

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
HOW GIRL, 16, ESCAPED FROM RAPIST ISIS ‘AGENT’ IN EASTLEIGH

A brave 16-year-old girl is fighting for her life at the Kijabe Mission Hospital after she daringly jumped from fourth floor of a hotel she had been detained by a suspected Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) agent in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The girl, whose name we cannot disclose because she is a minor, was abducted from […]

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Photos:Uhuru allows students to sit in a Cabinet meeting

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
Photos:Uhuru allows students to sit in a Cabinet meeting

Students were for the first time in Kenyan history allowed to sit in a Cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta allowed 48 students, who are undergoing the Pupils Rewarding Scheme (PURES) mentorship programme, to attend the 5th Cabinet meeting on Thursday. According to a statement from the Cabinet Office, the move is […]

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Al-Shabaab invade Kenyan village,hoisted flag

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
Al-Shabaab invade Kenyan village,hoisted flag

At least 20 armed Al-Shaabab militia on Thursday evening invaded Yumbis village in Fafi, Garissa County, and lectured locals for more than six hours. Fafi sub-County Commissioner Geoffrey Taragon confirmed the incident, saying the gunmen hoisted their flag at an abandoned Administration Police post. Speaking to the Nation, terrified locals said the heavily armed militants, […]

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I’ll be out of cabinet – Ngilu, CS tells FM station staff to prepare for her return

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
I’ll be out of cabinet – Ngilu, CS tells FM station staff to prepare for her return

SUSPENDED Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has hinted at not rejoining the government and instead using her time to strategise for 2017. The CS, who was suspended alongside four of her colleagues in late March, is said to have communicated her decision to close confidants. Ngilu is also said to have made similar comments on […]

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Corrupt Public officials and Politicians should lose government pensions

| May 21, 2015 | Comments
Corrupt Public officials and Politicians should lose government pensions

With 175 politicians accused of swindling taxpayers still able to collect pensions after suspension, Anti-corruption and Ethics commission should stop the government from giving taxpayer money to the corrupt.   Since Kenya’s independence from Great Britain in 1963, government pensions in Kenya have been inviolate — a contractual obligation guaranteed by the Kenyan constitution to […]

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Obama to visit Kenya Parliament,address MPs in July trip

| May 21, 2015 | Comments
Obama to visit Kenya Parliament,address MPs in July trip

US President Barack Obama is likely to address a joint session of Parliament and the Senate when he visits Kenya in the last week of July. Parliament’s leadership has been asked to prepare for the possibility of a special sitting as Obama’s visit will fall on a weekend. Yesterday, a team of American officials led […]

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Amazing Photo: Jaguar Welcoming President Uhuru With Crazy Outfit #thethuglife

| May 21, 2015 | Comments
Amazing Photo: Jaguar Welcoming President Uhuru With Crazy Outfit #thethuglife

Jaguar loves his Nike shoes, denim and T-shirt and not even his new appointment in the NACADA board can change that. While everyone was suited up preparing for the president’s arrival from South Africa, Jaguar ‘kept it real like’ the G he is, sticking to brightly colored garish green trousers, some Nikes and a white […]

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Ciku Muiruri Goes Hard On Mike Sonko’s Parenting Skills

| May 19, 2015 | Comments
Ciku Muiruri Goes Hard On Mike Sonko’s Parenting Skills

Picking or judging someones parenting skills sounds unfair, but somethings are better corrected before they get out of hand. By now everyone is aware that Sonko loves to spoil his kids with anything money can buy. But after his daughter pulled the gun stunt yesterday, followed by her caption, their is no question that his […]

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