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Safaricom asked to explain delays in transmission of election results

🕔16:35, 26.Sep 2017

  The Kenya’s leading telecommunications firm, Safaricom was put on task by the opposition leader Raila Odinga to explain delays in transmission of August 8 elections results. National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga claimed the delays caused by Safaricom caused

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Dida opposes move to have only two candidates in repeat polls

🕔11:52, 26.Sep 2017

  Party leader for Alliance of Real Change Abduba Dida has vehemently opposed the move by IEBC to have only two presidential candidates on the ballot in the forthcoming repeat polls. Dida, who was speaking in Nairobi, questioned why there

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Kalonzo security withdrawn ahead of protests

🕔11:48, 26.Sep 2017

  NASA co-principal says his security detail has been withdrawn ahead of the planned protest saying five of his police officers have been recalled. The claim of Raila Odinga’s running mate was refuted by police, Deputy Inspector-General Joel Kitili said he

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Supreme Court registrar investigated

🕔12:33, 25.Sep 2017

  Supreme Court Registrar, Esther Nyaiyaki will be investigated over a claim of her role on the scrutiny report of election results and doctored forms presented to the judges which was adopted by the majority judges in their judgment on

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Markel wins German election

🕔20:03, 24.Sep 2017

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won the election getting reelected for the fourth time, exit polls suggest. Her conservative party CDU/CSU alliance has garnered over 32.5 percent of the total votes; CDU/CSU alliance will remain the largest party in Germany’s

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Top electoral commission officials investigated

🕔11:51, 24.Sep 2017

    The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Directorate of Criminal Investigations has been instructed to investigate top electoral commission officials for alleged irregularities and illegalities in the management of the August 8 elections. The top electoral commission official’s investigation

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Jubat quits active journalism

🕔16:59, 23.Sep 2017

Award winning and old-timer journalist from Northern region Adow Kalil Jubat, has announced his departure from active journalism after 15 years of journalism career. Jubat who was a correspondent for the standard media group for the past years from the

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Jubilee party wants probe into suspected NASA breach of election servers

🕔16:20, 23.Sep 2017

  The jubilee party has demanded the investigation of James Orengo and NASA Co-principal Musalia Mudavadi for illegally accessing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s servers. The party has written to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions demanding an immediate probe.

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Somalia calls for end of arms embargo

🕔09:10, 23.Sep 2017

  Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has asked the world leaders to lift an international arms embargo, as the country continues to struggle with security threats posed by Alshabab militia group. The Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khayre,  was

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Supreme Court owes Kenyans an explanation, says Uhuru

🕔08:12, 22.Sep 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta has again faulted the decision of the supreme terming it as a big mistake which undermine the will of 8 million Kenyans. In an address to the nation from State House, Nairobi, the president wondered why a bench

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Uhuru meets delegation from Northern Kenya

🕔13:38, 21.Sep 2017

  President uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy william Ruto on Thursday met with delegation from northern counties region at state house Nairobi. Thousands of elected leaders and politicians from the northern kenya attended the meeting with president uhuru. Among the

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Two judges criticises court’s majority decision

🕔22:27, 20.Sep 2017

  Supreme Court judge Justice Jackton Ojwang claimed the nullified election was conducted in a credible manner and said the decision that quashed President Kenyatta’s was precarious. The judge said the claim by the opposition leader did not warrant the

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U.S. ‘disturbed’ over Oromia and Somali clashes in Ethiopia

🕔10:49, 20.Sep 2017

        The United States says they are disturbed by the ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people living along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions. In a press statement the U.S embassy urged the

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Meteorological department warns of flood in coast

🕔13:08, 19.Sep 2017

    The weatherman says heavy rainfall is expected in parts of coastal counties of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Taita Taveta and Lamu this week. The heavy rain may cause flooding in part of the said counties. The rains

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Severe penalties for exam malpractices

🕔12:32, 19.Sep 2017

  Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i cautioned teachers and exam officials of engaging in any form of exam malpractices. The fine for encouraging irregularities is Sh5 million or a five-year jail term. Fred Matiang’I asked Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec)

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NASA fails to agree on parliamentary leadership

🕔22:28, 18.Sep 2017

  The National Super Alliance have failed to agree on who should be the National Assembly Minority Leader for their coalition, this follows after Suba South MP John Mbadi declared himself as the Minority Leader. “Actually I became aware Leader

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Residents seek the independence of western Kenya

🕔13:41, 18.Sep 2017

Secession debates have now moved to the high courts, two resident from western Kenya, Mr Mathew Okwanda Mwilitsa and Mr Alex Misigo Matisa have filed a petition in the high court seeking the liberation of western part of the country.

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Raila: Uhuru planning to be a life president

🕔20:21, 17.Sep 2017

  The opposition leader Raila Oding alleged President Uhuru is planning to remove the presidential term limit and be a life president of the republic of Kenya. Raila odinga was addressing thousands of his supporters in Nairobi’s Embakasi together with

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Garissa DG fires employees from ‘rival’ clans

🕔10:51, 17.Sep 2017

  Garissa county Deputy Governor Mr. Abdi Dagane has fired a number of employees from ‘rival clan’ reports indicate. Tthe fired employees have served in the previous administration. NJ has learnt that the fired employees hail from a clan that

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Somali forces killed during infighting

🕔22:14, 16.Sep 2017

  At least four government soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in Mogadishu after troops within the Somali security forces clashed. Members of the national security agency reportedly attacked a unit from the military in Daynile area; the reason

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Waare elected the president of Hirshabelle region state

🕔17:17, 16.Sep 2017

  The Parliament of Hirshabelle State has elected Mohamed Abdi Waare as the new president of the region, Mohamed was declared the winner after receiving 74 votes. The newly elected president of Hirshabelle was sworn in minutes after winning the

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New poll shows 77% of Kenyans satisfied with Supreme Court ruling

🕔15:51, 16.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri   A new Infotrack opinion poll shows that majority of Kenyans agree with the decision made by the Supreme Court judges to nullify the August 8th presidential elections. The poll released on Friday, shows that 77 percent of

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Mandera and Marsabit to Benefit from Sh 51.3 billion AFDB Water Project

🕔15:43, 16.Sep 2017

Mbarak Abucheri Two counties in Northern Kenya Mandera and Marsabit will be among 33 counties that will benefit from Africa Development Bank(AFDB) water and sanitation project Already the Kenya government in collaboration with Africa Development Bank (AFDB) has signed an

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Lady Justice Hedwig to handle petition challenging the re-election of Duale

🕔22:19, 15.Sep 2017

  The petition filed by Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim, to nullify the re-election of Garissa Township MP and also the Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale, will be heard by Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi at

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Jubilee divided over plan to throw out CJ

🕔08:26, 15.Sep 2017

  The ruling party on Thursday distanced itself from a petition filed by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu to remove Chief Justice David Maraga from office. The party officials said the petition by Nyeri Town MP was a personal matter

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hundreds of Somalis killed in the Ethiopia’s Oromia region

🕔20:40, 14.Sep 2017

  The Ethiopian Somali region state officials have confirmed the killing of hundreds of Somali traders in the border of the Somali region state and the Oromia region state, following a clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces. In

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Farah Maalim calls for reforms at IEBC before repeat poll

🕔18:53, 14.Sep 2017

    The former National Assembly   deputy speaker Farah Maalim has called for radical reforms and changes at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for credible elections on October 17. Maalim stated that changes at IEBC is not a

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Garissa county assembly to open on Tuesday

🕔14:10, 14.Sep 2017

  Garissa County assembly will open its business officially on Tuesday next week. The area Governor Ali Korane will officiate at the opening ceremony of the county assembly where he  will outline his vision and development agenda for the county.

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Fire burns down Isiolo Market

🕔14:04, 14.Sep 2017

      Traders at Isiolo Market are counting losses after fire razed down property worth millions of shillings on Thursday. The fire that started about midnight ran havoc in the market consuming properties as people watched helplessly. The fire

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Memorable trip to Hargeisa

🕔19:39, 13.Sep 2017

BY Abdulwahab kore I jetted into Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland for some official business recently. I was last in this city way back in 2008 and was overly impressed by the development that has taken place in the

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Muturi blames NASA legislators’ of laziness

🕔18:08, 13.Sep 2017

  The speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi cautioned the opposition legislators of disrupting the house saying NASA MPs should not bully the house. Muturi said he will not be bulldozed by the opposition MPs, “This House under my

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NASA to participate on the repeat election with conditions

🕔16:46, 13.Sep 2017

      The National Super alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has said that they will not boycott the repeat election but maintained their initial demands to the electoral commission body to address a number of demands they have made.

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Jubilee, NASA meeting with electoral commission aborts

🕔14:45, 12.Sep 2017

    NASA team have angrily walked out of a planned meeting with Jubilee and the electoral commission, citing the absenteeism of Jubilee leaders and an agenda, which they said was only shared when they arrived for the talks. The

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Standoff over 2014 tetanus vaccines

🕔10:27, 12.Sep 2017

    The Ministry of Health has responded to the opposition claims saying the remarks on ‘sterilising’ tetanus vaccine are not only unfortunate, but also a baseless pronouncement not backed by any scientific evidence. The opposition leader Raila Odinga has

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NASA responds to Uhuru impeachment threats if Raila wins

🕔18:03, 11.Sep 2017

The National Super alliance (NASA) responded to president Uhuru Kenyatta statement that they will impeach Raila if he wins the presidency in 3 months; the opposition termed the president remarks reckless. NASA co principle Moses watangula said the president is

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Kuria and Muthama arrested over hateful remarks

🕔14:24, 11.Sep 2017

  Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama have been arrested on Monday and taken to jail over hateful remarks. Kuria was last week caught on camera at a rally targeting National Super Alliance presidential candidate

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Heavy gunfire in Mandera town after Alshabab attack

🕔09:44, 11.Sep 2017

    Kenyan security forces in Mandera are on high alert after Alshabab briefly seized Balad hawa in Somalia’s Gedo region which is only four kilometers from Mandera town. several people are believed to have been killed. Fierce gun battles

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6 killed on suicide attack in Beledweyne

🕔17:49, 10.Sep 2017

BY: NJ Six civilians were killed after AL-Shabab suicide bomber blew himself up in a tea shop just outside Baledweyne governor’s office in the central Somali city of Beledweyne town. Dozens of others were injured including three minors. The tea

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AMISOM exit is inevitable-US general

🕔14:56, 10.Sep 2017

BY NJ   Top US general has ruled out African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) leaving Somali by 2018 as it was expected. General Thomas Waldhauser of the United States Marines said the AMISON departure from Somalia is not possible anytime soon;

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Somalia to participate in WMF World Cup

🕔12:59, 10.Sep 2017

 BY NJ  Somalia is among the five african countries that has qualified to particapate in the World Minifootball federation (WMF). The country is one of 24 countries from all over the world who will participate in the tournament. 20 countries

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Somaliland MPs calls for the deployment of 5000 Somalilander troops to Myanmar

🕔10:24, 10.Sep 2017

BY NJ Somaliland members of parliament are planning to put forth a motion in the house calling for the deployment of 5000 troops to fight alongside Rohingya muslims Somaliland, the breakaway region of Somalia has called on the Myanmar government

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Kuria unapologetic after hate speech remarks

🕔09:26, 10.Sep 2017

BY Abdirahman Hassan The Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Moses Kuria said he is unapologetic over what many termed as hateful remarks in a kiambu rally. “I have no apologies, I am very mad with this man. Raila cannot go

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BREAKING: Somali herders to be forcefully evicted by police from Lamu

🕔18:39, 9.Sep 2017

BY NJ Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo has directed police in Lamu to forcefully evict Somali headers from the county. Kitiyo said police will now use force to throw out the herders whose continued presence continues to tally with the

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India sentences sixty Somali fishermen to seven years imprisonment

🕔17:48, 9.Sep 2017

BY Abdirahman Hassan   A court in Mumbai, the largest city of India has sentenced 60 Somali fishermen to seven year in prison, The 60 men were accused of “piracy” in the Somali waters. The 60 Somali nationals were apprehended in

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FCB moves head office to Kilimani

🕔15:16, 9.Sep 2017

    BY Mbarak Abucheri The shariah financial institution,First Community Bank (FCB) is set to shift its headquarters from Prudential Assurance Building on Wabera Street, Nairobi to the new Sh1.3 billion FCB Mihrab Towers at the junction of Lenana and

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Haji dismisses petition seeking to nullify his re-election as Garissa Senator

🕔15:03, 9.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri   Garissa  Senator  Muhammad Yusuf Haji has dismissed a petition filed by three voters who want his re-election nullified. Haji says that the petition filed against him does not hold any waters, adding that he won re-election

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First floodlit football match in three decades in Somalia

🕔09:19, 9.Sep 2017

BY Abdirahman Hassan   Somalia enjoyed its first floodlit football match in three decades, the match happened at Banadir stadium, the oldest in the country. The stadium was renovated by the FIFA’s Win in Africa with Africa programme. First opened

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Raila Odinga is busy asking for donations- Duale

🕔19:36, 8.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri     Garissa Township member of Parliament, Aden Duale rebuked NASA’s latest call for donation to fund their campaign,  saying it was a mockery of the highest order. He said it was quite unfortunate, that instead of

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The Talamuge pre-election alliance played an influential role in GARISSA speaker

🕔14:49, 8.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri The Talamuge pre-election alliance played a major influence role in the election of new Garissa county speaker. The speaker’s race was influenced by political dynamics and clan including Abass’s clan (Samawathal) and Governor Korane (Abduwak).   Former Ijara

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Your sub-clan Please? A mandatory question before getting job in Wajir County

🕔14:31, 8.Sep 2017

BY NJ   County public service board of Wajir County is asking for the details of ones tribe, clan and sub clan as a measures to give job opportunity to job seekers.   The unprecedented criteria have been shared by a

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