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Duale optimistic on the repeal of the Waqf Act

🕔16:55, 17.Oct 2017

Majority Leader and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale announced through his social media that they intend to repeal the Waqf act 1951 and replace it with a new Waqf act 2017/18.  The Wakf act is a trust for charitable purposes

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Kenyans donate blood to Mogadishu terror victims

🕔15:30, 17.Oct 2017

Kenyans and Somali citizens in Nairobi today turned turned up in their hundreds at Sunrise Mall in Eastleigh to donate blood for more than 300 Somalis hurt Saturday’s deadly terror attack in the country.  This came after a campaign dubbed

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Foreign investors retreat from NSE owing to political tension

🕔14:54, 17.Oct 2017

Investors are retreating from the Nairobi bourse owing to the intensified political uncertainty in the nation, selling shares worth Sh34.2 billion in three months. The latest data from the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) shows that most of the foreign investors

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Somali soldiers donate blood after Mogadishu terror attack

🕔12:52, 17.Oct 2017

Last Saturday, Al-Shabaab blew up a truck full of explosives at a busy junction in Mogadishu city, killing innocent civilians. Hundreds of people injured in the blast are admitted in various hospitals in Mogadishu and many are in urgent need

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“We are watching you ” EU tells Kenya

🕔12:26, 17.Oct 2017

Foreign donors are calling for NASA leader, Raila Odinga to rescind his withdrawal from the impending repeat election. They added that they still respect the IEBC. EU said that they are not considering any possible sanctions at the moment but

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Kenya on high vigilance after Mogadishu attack

🕔11:43, 17.Oct 2017

Security in Kenya is being intensified alert after a truck bomb exploded in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 276 people. Police spokesman George Kinoti said that they have activated the systems because terrorists tend to carry out an attack in one area

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Auditor-General Edward Ouko concerned over delayed NSSF project.

🕔14:15, 16.Oct 2017

Concern has been raised by Auditor-General Edward Ouko over the delayed construction of the Sh6.7 billion Hazina Trade Centre in Nairobi, saying this may lead to an increase of costs and contractual claims. In January 2016 an assessment carried out

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Is Norman Magaya in hiding ?

🕔13:43, 16.Oct 2017

Police are looking for NASA CEO Norman Magaya who they claim has been in hiding since last Thursday night. Police say that they have visited different places where Magaya normally hangs out but have not been able to find him.

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Cost of maize flour to sky-rocket

🕔13:02, 16.Oct 2017

The cost of a two kg packet of maize is anticipated to rise to sh 120 in the coming month. This is due to the end of the four month import subsidy and the government setting the price to pay

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IEBC agrees to some of Nasa’s demands

🕔11:30, 16.Oct 2017

The IEBC has finally given in to 20 of the 30 demands given by the opposition as the least that should be done before it takes part in the election. This comes with the election only 10 days away. Commission

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EU calls for political talks amidst election-rerun standoff

🕔11:07, 16.Oct 2017

The European Union (EU) has come out urging Kenya’s ruling Jubilee Party and the main opposition alliance (NASA) to be ready to finding the middle ground to allow for a credible rerun of presidential elections. In his emailed statement early

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Lobbyists petition for Odinga and Kalonzo’s probe by ICC

🕔10:44, 16.Oct 2017

An NGO lobby is now petitioning the International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute NASA leader Raila Odinga’s controversial remarks over land ownership in Kajiado in June. The petition filed by the International Policy Group through Canadian lawyer David Jacobs

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Morocco to replace Kenya as 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) hosts

🕔09:47, 16.Oct 2017

African Nations Championship (CHAN), organizers announced on Sunday that Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018.The Confederation of African Football (Caf) collectively decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea. The cities of Casablanca, Agadir, Marakech

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” You are the problem, ”Uhuru to Raila

🕔09:10, 16.Oct 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made it clear that he wants the foreigners to butt out of Kenya’s internal affairs.  The president warned he would not entertain any foreign interference in Kenya’s internal affairs because, to the best of his knowledge,

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Garissa university slowly picking up after terror attack

🕔14:28, 14.Oct 2017

30 months after the traumatic Garissa University College attack by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists, the institution is now gradually picking up as more government-sponsored students report to the institution, The principal, Prof Ahmed Osman Warfa said that out of the 470

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Seven killed in Lokichogio school attack

🕔14:09, 14.Oct 2017

Commissioner Seif Matata confirmed seven people, including six students, have been shot dead when herdsmen from neighboring South Sudan raided a high school. Regional criminal investigations Chief Gideon Kibunja said Saturday’s dawn attack occurred at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near

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Tuwei appointed Kenya ‘s Chef de Mission 

🕔13:34, 14.Oct 2017

Jackson Tuwei has been officially appointed as Kenya’s Chef de Mission for next year’s Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.Tuwei, a retired lieutenant-general and President of Athletics Kenya, will take up the role for the Games, due to take place between April

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Kenya terror hero receives the George Cross award

🕔12:45, 14.Oct 2017

A retired special forces officer  was awarded the George Cross for continually risking his life to save approximately 200 people during a deadly Kenyan terrorist attack has dedicated his heroism medal to all victims of such atrocities. Major Dominic Troulan

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U.S calls for restraint on Kenya’s police part

🕔12:06, 14.Oct 2017

The U.S released a statement yesterday urging the Kenya’s security forces to exercise restraint while dealing with protesters. In the statement they also urged for independent investigations into allegations of abuse of force. The government on Thursday banned the protests,

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Kenya’s economy in serious trouble

🕔11:15, 14.Oct 2017

The country is in hard economic times according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut Kenya’s economic growth forecast for the second time. In its World Economic Outlook, October 2017, the IMF projects the

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”Dump Raila” kamba leaders urge Kalonzo Musyoka

🕔10:56, 14.Oct 2017

A group of influentials from Ukambani have asked the community to turn away from the opposition and rally behind President Uhuru Kenyatta. Talking at separate occasions in Machakos and Makueni counties correspondingly, during the Uhuru Express caravan, the Kamba clans

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State to compensate suspects detained over 24 hours

🕔10:25, 14.Oct 2017

The courts have just awarded compensation orders to suspects whose rights were infringed by being held for more than 24 hours for questioning. AP spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said suspects should not be held for more than 24 hours and if

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Garissa County ranks lowest in literacy level

🕔15:55, 13.Oct 2017

The state of the counties report by economist Ken Gichinga has named Garissa as the county with the least educated people. According to the report, Nairobi County has the most educated people. The number of literate people in Garissa stands

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Governor Mike Sonko nominees to be vetted next week

🕔15:34, 13.Oct 2017

Members of the County Assembly have been engaging the public on the names of persons nominated for executive positions by Governor Mike Sonko. The exercise is taking place ahead of the planned vetting of the 10 nominees lined up for

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Nakumatt ,Tuskys write to CAK on merger plan

🕔14:14, 13.Oct 2017

Tuskys Supermarkets has written to the rivalry overseer looking for advice on its intended merger with rival Nakumatt. This puts into motion efforts to save the bankrupt trader from collapsing. Dan Githua, Tuskys’ chief executive, said the merchants equally wrote

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Dudutech signs deal with Kenya’s horticultural industry

🕔13:37, 13.Oct 2017

The Kenyan horticultural industry is set to profit from a contract between agro input company Elgon Kenya and IPM category products producer Dudutech. Through the deal, the Kenyan company will dole out Dudutech’s worldwide recognized goods, an agreement billed as

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IEBC leaves out over 200 election officials

🕔12:51, 13.Oct 2017

IEBC Commissioner, Roselyn Akombe said during a gathering with election observers this morning that a number of Returning Officers have also been left out as the commission tries to improve the integrity of the fresh poll. Akombe said more than 200

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NASA unhappy with more presidential canditates

🕔12:05, 13.Oct 2017

NASA has insisted that the electoral commission could not carry on with arrangements for the October 26 repeat presidential election. This comes a day after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced it would acknowledge into the contest eight

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New energy regulation policy to take effect in November

🕔11:21, 13.Oct 2017

Citizens of Kenya are getting ready for hard-hitting energy regulations law. Come this November non-compliant individuals will face a one year jail-term or Sh1 million fine. The Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations comes into effect in November 26 and necessitates

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Food shortage in North Eastern counties worsens

🕔10:25, 13.Oct 2017

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett yesterday said that most of the people in arid and semi-arid counties in northern Kenyan are facing starvation.  In his press conference yesterday he said about 3.5 million Kenyan are facing hunger owing to long-drawn-out

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NASA vows to ignore government’s ban on protests

🕔09:59, 13.Oct 2017

Kenya plunged headfirst into a political face-off yesterday as opposition leaders swore to disregard a government ban on protests in main downtown regions and take to the streets again on Friday, and every day starting Monday. Kenya’s opposition has stated the

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North-Eastern livestock farmers receive financial boost

🕔17:10, 12.Oct 2017

Local livestock farmers undergoing the worst drought in decades are set to access to training and credit facilities through a new programme  stakeholders have launched. Thousands of the farmers in Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit Turkana and Wajir Counties are to profit

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”No constitutional crisis ” Kenyan MPs assure the world

🕔16:45, 12.Oct 2017

Kenyan Mps who attended a meeting in Brussels, Belgium have assured the world that there is no constitutional crisis. The delegation led by Kigumo’s MP Ruth Mwaniki confidently reassured their counterparts from other Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions that the

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Atwoli calls for dialogue between President Uhuru and Raila

🕔15:54, 12.Oct 2017

Francis Atwoli, leader of Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) is recommending a list of top well-known Kenyans to reach out to President Uhuru and Raila in a bid to end the political confusion in the country.  Mr. Atwoli said

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NSE investors lose billions as political uncertainity continues

🕔14:57, 12.Oct 2017

Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) investors lost Sh 15.74 billion in paper wealth on a day of demonstrations that followed opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Tuesday statement that he had withdrawn from the repeat presidential election set for October 26. The hit standing

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Kenyan parliament proposes new gambling regulations

🕔13:42, 12.Oct 2017

The government of Kenya has moved to initiate further amendments to the method the country’s gambling industry is regulated. Slot machines have become the target of new curb that are yet to be voted by the Kenya’s parliament. National Assembly

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Matiang’i bans anti-IEBC demonstration

🕔12:48, 12.Oct 2017

Acting Interior CS  Fred Matiang’i  in his just concluded  press conference  at Harambee  House  has banned  NASA ‘s  anti-IEBC demonstration .  Mr . Matiang’i  was speaking on the  country’s security  during this prolonged election period.   In his speech  he

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Child marriages cases highest in Sub Saharan Africa

🕔11:38, 12.Oct 2017

A new research from child rights group “Save the Children” has found Sierra Leone, Central African Republic and Chad has some of the highest rates of child marriage worldwide. According to the research, 1.7 million child marriages take place in

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IEBC : Raila’s withdrawal not official yet

🕔09:59, 12.Oct 2017

In a shocking turn of events it now seems that NASA leader, Mr. Raila Odinga is yet to officially withdraw from the fresh elections.   Apparently, his name may still be on the ballot papers come October 26th even though he

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Raila leaves the country for United Kingdom

🕔09:19, 12.Oct 2017

Mr. Raila Odinga, leader of National Super Alliance (NASA) left the country last night for UK.  Mr. Raila is expected to give an address on the country’s political condition at Chatham House, London. His advisor, Salim Lone had earlier in

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Parliament passes divisive electoral bill

🕔16:21, 11.Oct 2017

The Kenyan parliament has passed the divisive amendment on the country’s electoral law. The amendment states that if one party withdraws from the repeat election then the remaining party should be declared as winners. The amendment is now awaiting the

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Kenyan government places bounty on alleged Al-shabaab leaders

🕔14:15, 11.Oct 2017

The Kenyan government in a bid to intensify the hunt on Al –shabaab leaders is now giving monetary reward for information leading to the arrest of Al-shabaab militia leaders.  In the past two years, the  kenyan government has placed more

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Kenyans donate blood to victims of Saturday's #TruckBombAttack in #Somalia. #KenyansForSomalia

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