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  • 23 Nov 2017 - Counties that passed the People's Assembly Motion will pay surcharges, government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe has said.The assembly is part of NASA's multi-pronged strategy to end President Uhuru Kenyatta rule.Coalition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from the repeat...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Governors Mike Sonko and Ferdinand Waititu's congratulatory messages to the President and DP are similar and the public is wondering why. The Nairobi and Kiambu county chiefs sent the messages after the Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the October 26...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Safaricom has ordered Challa Communications to refund people billed more than once while checking KCPE examination results.Some 424,011 requests were affected, director of strategy Joe Ogutu said in a statement on Thursday. Candidates, guardians and schools were asked...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - The government has declared November 28 a public holiday for President Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-n.In a gazette notice on Thursday, acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i said the holiday is in line with the Assumption of the Office of President Act."It is notified for the...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Women seeking to procure safe abortions in Kakamega county have been asked to seek medical assistance so as not to risk their lives.Medics in Khwisero and Navakholo sub-counties said a majority of woman do not go to hospitals due to the stigma associated with abortion...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Fauzia (not her real name), 25, looks aged beyond her years, probably from what she has had to endure in the last five years. At 16 years, she was already married with two children. By her 18th birthday, Fauzia was already separated from her husband and needed to...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - An impala cheated death after being released from the jaws of a crocodile in extraordinary footage captured in Africa. The clip, filmed near a river in Etosha National Park in Namibia, begins with the huge reptile's jaws clamped firmly on to the leg of the impala,...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Sections of Ngong Road will be closed to motorists to pave way for construction works. The closure will take place on Friday, November 24 to December 8. In a notice on Thursday, Kenya Urban Roads Authority said City Mortuary roundabout access from Valley road will...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - A man is admitted to the Homa Bay referral hospital in critical condition after he was attacked by a crocodile in Kabuoch, Ndhiwa Sub County.George Onyango, 30, was attacked in River Kuja when he was heading to his home in Bungu village.Eyewitnesses said the crocodile...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria has threatened to sack medical superintendents across the county for lack of drugs and laboratory services.The governor, during an impromptu tour of Murang’a general hospital said he was shocked to find hundreds of patients had been...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Uganda has denied its foreign minister engaged in corrupt activities with a Hong Kong man who has been charged with bribery and other violations by US authorities.Chi Ping Patrick Ho, 68, who heads the China Energy Fund Committee, a charity based in Hong Kong and the...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Politician Boni Khalwale has publicly congratulated his children for exemplary performance in KCPE tests. Flavia and Steve scored 407 and 402 marks respectively. "My little girl and my small boy have excelled in KCPE," the former Kakamega Senator said via Twitter on...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - The High Court has asked the Iteso community in Bungoma to amicably solve the matter of county executives.Elders from the county's nine constituencies obtained an order, from judge Justice Abida Aroni last Friday, against the vetting of the 10 nominees.They complained...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - A Kiambu High Court judge will announce on December 7 whether he will disqualify himself from the Kiru Boys' murder case.Two people accused of murdering Solomon Mwangi filed the application for judge Joel Ngugi not to handle the matter over claims of bias.Mwangi's...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Women in Kenya are among the most overweight in Africa, the WHO has said, in a report that urges proper diet and psycho-social stimulation right from childhood.Swaziland, Lesotho, Gabon, Ghana, Mauritania, Comoros, Zimbabwe, Sao Tome and Kenya lead in that order.The...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Kenya’s agricultural exports to the European markets are set to increase following the completion of a Sh250 million laboratory complex that will ensure produce meets international standards. Deputy President William Ruto, opening the laboratory that was constructed...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - NASA yesterday called on the International Criminal Court to launch investigations into mass killings of its supporters. At the same time, opposition chiefs Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula said they will advise their supporters on...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - The Kenya Human Rights Commission yesterday called on the IEBC commissioners to quit to allow talks on electoral reforms. KHRC executive director George Kegoro said Kenya needs to have a conversation about the electoral system but that cannot free IEBC chairman...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Former US President Barack Obama, UN boss António Guterres and a host of heads of state have been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. Uhuru wants to use the ceremony set for next Tuesday to show he has support locally and abroad....
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Deputy President William Ruto has crafted an elaborate strategy for his 2022 presidential bid focussing on ‘renegade’ NASA governors. Ruto is expected in coming days to launch a frenetic and aggressive approach to court influential and popular county chiefs said to...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Suspected armed Pokot bandits killed my mathematics teacher, a top KCPE candidate in Baringo North subcounty has said. Joy Chepkelio, 14, who did her KCPE exam at Atiar Primary School, scored 411 marks. She was the top pupil in Baringo North subcounty. Chepkelio...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - The government has called on health and nutrition stakeholders to invest in agrinutrition to end famine, hunger and malnutrition. Speaking during the opening of a two-day meeting yesterday, Health CS Cleopa Mailu (pictured) said the government is working to ensure...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Laikipia University students have gone on a rampage after their colleague was hit by a matatu on Wednesday night. Austin Rotich, a 2nd-year education student was knocked down by a matatu belonging to Royal Rift Sacco. He died on the spot. Read: Thika Road...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - A KCSE candidate was on Wednesday night kidnapped by unknown people in Migori, and efforts to trace him have not been fruitful.Martine Odhiambo, a student at Witharaga Mixed Secondary School was always the best student at the school.Odhiambo left their home after...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Moi University acting vice chancellor Laban Ayiro — who has turned around the instituion — seeks to retain his post in a permanent position as he revamps the varsity. Prof Ayiro was at the centre of nationwide controversy in September 2016 when Rift Valley governors...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Former Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu yesterday suffered a blow after a court rejected his application to be included as an interested party in a petition challenging the election of Ndiritu Muriithi. High Court Judge Mary Kasango struck out the petition and ordered...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Two MPs have urged Embu farmers to take up arms and protect their coffee, following thefts of produce worth Sh2 million. Police cannot be everywhere and may not be able to help. They are Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga and Runyenjes MP Eric Muchangi. The two said there...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Fred’s Academy in Meru has emerged the top-performing school nationally during this year’s KCPE exam. It had a mean score of 419 marks. Director Fredrick Mutwiri said, “We can confirm out of the 55 students, none got below 400 marks.” He said the school is yet to...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Two people were killed in cold blood at Kimwanga shopping centre in Bumula constituency Bungoma County on Tuesday night. The two Constant Nyonesa a bread vendor in the area and Geoffrey Mukenyenee a teacher at Carmel girl’s secondary a local school in the area were...
  • 23 Nov 2017 - Students and teachers in Kisumu county attributed their good performances in KCPE to God, as they celebrated the results. Students, teachers and parents at both public and private schools burst into song and danced on Monday after Education CS Fred Matiang’i...

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