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Parliament rejects Inpsector General nominee Boinett

| March 2, 2015 | Comments
Parliament rejects Inpsector General nominee Boinett

THE appointment of Joseph Boinett as the next police boss hangs in the balance after the majority of MPs on Monday voted to reject his nomination. The Joint Committee of the National Assembly and Senate retreated to Boma Hotel in the city on Sunday to write its report on Boinett’s suitability after vetting him on […]

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Saving Kenya’s anti-cancer tree

| March 2, 2015 | Comments
Saving Kenya’s anti-cancer tree

The Prunus Africana tree contains ingredients that help fight illnesses like prostate cancer. But the tree is now under threat. Two Kenyan women have taken up the fight to protect this valuable tree. The lives of two Kenyan women Dorothy and Mary couldn’t be more different. One is used to life in the city, the […]

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NAMIBIA’S POHAMBA BEATS KIBAKI TO SH450M MO IBRAHIM PRIZE

| March 2, 2015 | Comments
NAMIBIA’S POHAMBA BEATS KIBAKI TO SH450M MO IBRAHIM PRIZE

Namibia’s former president Hifikepunye Pohamba has bagged the lucrative Sh450 million ($5 million) Mo Ibrahim Prize, flooring Kenya’s retired president Mwai Kibaki. The prize, which is awarded to former presidents who excelled during their reign, comes with Sh450 million ($5 million) over a period of 10 years and is the largest annually awarded cash prize […]

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Murder charges for officer in Mpeketoni woman’s boda boda death

| March 2, 2015 | Comments
Murder charges for officer in Mpeketoni woman’s boda boda death

A police officer who allegedly made a 22-year-old woman to suffer severe skull injuries after hitting her off a speeding motorbike in Mpeketoni in Lamu County will be charged with murder. The decision comes after the victim, Margaret Njeri, succumbed to her injuries and died while undergoing treatment at a Mombasa hospital. Lamu acting County […]

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Video:Fired Vioja Mahakamani Cast,starts new show

| March 1, 2015 | Comments
Video:Fired Vioja Mahakamani Cast,starts new show

The Digital Migration has forced the 3 analogue stations to shut down, and now we’re starting to remember the Good Ol’ Days. Vioja Mahakamani is one of the longest running TV shows in the country, if not the longest. When KBC was the only station, and in the early 2000s when the likes of NTV and […]

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Franklin Bett defects from ODM to JAP

| March 1, 2015 | Comments
Franklin Bett defects from ODM to JAP

Former Roads cabinet minister Franklin Bett has defected from the Orange Democratic Movement party to the newly formed Jubilee Alliance Party. Bett who was the former Bureti Member of Parliament announced his defection on Saturday at Litein East Primary School during the burial ceremony of the late Philip Cheruiyot Chepkwony. Bett also declared interest in […]

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Uhuru’s Chopper still grounded in Meru

| March 1, 2015 | Comments
Uhuru’s Chopper still grounded in Meru

A military helicopter in the presidential entourage that was left at Maili Tatu grounds in Meru after developing a mechanical problem was still there Sunday evening. The chopper, an MI170 E is among the two that carries the President. Sources at the scene said the chopper’s propeller was hit by one of the three plane’s […]

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KENYA: TURNING DIVERSITY INTO OPPORTUNITY

| March 1, 2015 | Comments
KENYA: TURNING DIVERSITY INTO OPPORTUNITY

Poor Uhuru Kenyatta. Like Barack Obama, the president has perhaps the most difficulty, the most thankless and yet the most coveted job in the world. While president Obama will retire in about 20 months after his second 4-year term, president Uhuru  Kenyatta  will probably be at the height of his campaign to win a second […]

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KIBAKI TIPPED TO WIN SH450M MO IBRAHIM PRIZE

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
KIBAKI TIPPED TO WIN SH450M MO IBRAHIM PRIZE

Retired president Mwai Kibaki is among the top contenders for the lucrative Sh450 million Mo Ibrahim Prize, which is awarded to former presidents who excelled during their reign. The award comes with Sh450 million ($5 million) over a period of 10 years and is the largest annually awarded cash prize in the world. It will […]

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Government to petition UK to lift ban on miraa – Uhuru

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
Government to petition UK to lift ban on miraa – Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta wound up his two-day tour of Meru in Nyambene by assuring miraa farmers of the government’s commitment to saving their source of livelihood. President Kenyatta said he was aware of the tribulations the farmers were undergoing especially after the United Kingdom slapped a ban on the commodity. The ban took effect on […]

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Baby trafficking is a lucrative business in Kenya

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
Baby trafficking is a lucrative business in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — In this country of widespread poverty, one of the most lucrative businesses is also one of the most heartbreaking: baby trafficking. It is common in Kayole, a slum in the capital here, for gangs to steal or buy infants from mothers who are told their child had died or who can’t afford […]

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Bizarre heist:Robbers break into ATM , walk away with Sh10 million

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
Bizarre heist:Robbers break into ATM , walk away with Sh10 million

A gang of robbers walked away with a cool Sh10 million after cutting two ATM machines to pieces and stuffing the cash into a bag. The bizarre heist which have left the police scratching puzzled about the audacity of the thugs happened on Thursday night in Athi River. The criminals, who seem to have a […]

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Kiraitu Murungi, Kithure Kindiki rivalry displayed in Uhuru’s tour

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
Kiraitu Murungi, Kithure Kindiki rivalry displayed in Uhuru’s tour

President Uhuru Kenyatta has moved to consolidate his support in the Mt Kenya East region urging locals to unite under one political party. The President took the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) to the doorstep of Kiraitu Murungi’s Alliance Party of Kenya (APK), saying division along party lines would be costly. Accompanied by his Deputy William […]

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Photos:Margaret Kenyatta launches first African women’s sportswear line

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
Photos:Margaret Kenyatta launches first African women’s sportswear line

A year after opening Kenya’s first tartan running track outside Nairobi, Iten-based multiple world distance running champion and record holder Lornah Kiplagat has broken new ground with Saturday’s launch of an African women’s sportswear line. The ‘Lornah’ brand was unveiled at Nairobi’s Galleria Mall with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta as the chief guest along with […]

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PHOTOS:GOVERNOR MUTUA ROLLS OUT RED CARPET FOR SECOND WIFE AT CHARITY EVENT

| February 28, 2015 | Comments
PHOTOS:GOVERNOR MUTUA ROLLS OUT RED CARPET FOR SECOND WIFE AT CHARITY EVENT

Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua rolled out a red carpet for his young wife Lillian Nyanga when she visited a children’s home in Kangundo on Thursday. The Governor posted pictures showing the largesse accorded to the Machakos “First Lady” on his Facebook account. Ms Nyanga, who is Dr Mutua’s second wife, had visited “orphaned and […]

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Discontent in ODM as Raila Odinga battles rebellion

| February 27, 2015 | Comments
Discontent in ODM as Raila Odinga battles rebellion

The Opposition party Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) always has a new crisis to grapple with. This time round, the party is struggling to hold together as a purge of errant members looms. The frequency with which ODM plunges into crises creates the impression that the party is in a rapid down spin. From outside […]

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Kenneth Matiba fighting for life in hospital

| February 27, 2015 | Comments
Kenneth Matiba fighting for life in hospital

Second Liberation icon Kenneth Matiba, once vibrant, eloquent and so full of life, is fighting for his life at Karen Hospital, Nairobi where he was rushed to on Wednesday. And with the family now casting their eyes on God for Matiba to get well soon, residents of Murang’a—where he hails from—have been urged to pray […]

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VETERAN ‘NATION’ EDITOR MACHARIA GAITHO WALKS DAUGHTER DOWN THE AISLE

| February 27, 2015 | Comments
VETERAN ‘NATION’ EDITOR MACHARIA GAITHO WALKS DAUGHTER DOWN THE AISLE

Veteran editor at Daily Nation newspaper Macharia Gaitho on Friday walked his daughter Wanjiru Gaitho down the aisle. Wanjiru, a former Citizen TV business reporter, got married to a fellow journalist Kent Ngibuini at a star-studded event. The wedding was held at The Kentmere Club in Nairobi and was attended by the who is who in […]

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