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Death toll in Sierra Leone flood disaster reaches 441

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Death toll in Sierra Leone flood disaster reaches 441

- FREETOWN: The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday (Aug 19). "Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday," the deputy minister of information and communication, Cornelius Deveaux, told AFP, adding that the number of missing was "still being calculated." A tally of deaths, issued on Friday by the Red Cross, stood at more than 400, with around 600 others listed as missing
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Tags: Death & Dying | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Sierra Leone |  Singapore | 

Transport paralysed as Eburru-Gilgil road is cut off by rains

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Transport paralysed as Eburru-Gilgil road is cut off by rains

- Heavy rains pounding parts of Naivasha and Gilgil have left a trail of destruction. The main Eburru-Gilgil road has been cut off paralysing public transport. Traders and farmers in the agricultural-rich area are counting huge losses following the downpour that lasted for over six hours. According to a local leader Lydia Nyota, the rains swept away a bridge connecting Eburru with Gilgil town
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Categories: Science & Nature | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Nakuru |  Gilgil |  Gilgil |  Eburu | 

Court finds Mombasa man found with explosives guilty

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Court finds Mombasa man found with explosives guilty

- A man who was in 2014 arrested with a vehicle full of explosives parked outside Mombasa police headquarters was yesterday found guilty of terror-related charges. Abdiaziz Abdullahi was charged with nine counts at a Mombasa court. Three counts, including being a member of al Shabaab, were, however, dismissed. Abdullahi was convicted for being in possession of the vehicle, “which was used to carry and conceal a improvised explosive devices intended to launch a terrorist attack
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Weapons |  Explosives |  Trials |  Prosecution |  Conviction |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa | 

Court closes inquest into Ashok Shah’s driver murder case

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Court closes inquest into Ashok Shah’s driver murder case

- A Makadara law court yesterday closed the inquest into the death of Nairobi tycoon Ashok Shah’s driver, who was burnt alive in his car seven years ago, for lack of evidence. Senior resident magistrate William Oketch ruled the probe into the killing of James Kiarie was inconclusive due to lack of proper investigation, phone data records and forensic analysis by the prosecution
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 

Six politicians, professionals seek to be next Trans Nzoia speaker

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Six politicians, professionals seek to be next Trans Nzoia speaker

- The race for the Trans Nzoia speaker has attracted six candidates from politicians and professionals. Those who have shown interest include lawyer Katama Ngeywa, Trans Nzoia Public Service Board secretary Clare Namenge, former Bikeke Girls’ principal Susan Murumba, lawyer Nick Biketi and politician Joshua Werunga. The others are MCA David Kisaka, former MCAs Joel Milimo and Sichangi Kutitila, Jonas Kuko, Governor Patrick Khaemba’s PA Saidy Wekesa and former speaker David Sifuna
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Tags: Politicians |  Careers |  Professionals | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Trans Nzoia |  Nzoia | 

WHO fails to issue travel advisories over cholera

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WHO fails to issue travel advisories over cholera

- The World Health Organization has refused to issue travel advisories against Kenya over to the recent cholera outbreak. This is because of the swift action taken by the Health ministry and the Nairobi county Health department to stop the outbreak. WHO said based on the available information, there is no need for any travel or trade recommendations. However, the authority insisted Kenyan hotels must strengthen hygiene practices
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 

Don't allow power to get into your head, Uhuru tells pioneer Nairobi leaders

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Don't allow power to get into your head, Uhuru tells pioneer Nairobi leaders

- President Uhuru Kenyatta has told Nairobi Jubilee leaders that they must avoid squabbles when they take office and deliver real change to the capital city's residents. When he met the leaders at State House on Saturday, the President said told the team that they were elected so as to resolve the city's challenges. "Nairobians want to see efficient garbage collection, clean water, better traffic flow
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Prince Ssemakokiro for baptism this Sunday

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Prince Ssemakokiro for baptism this Sunday

- Prince Richard Ssemakokiro. Photo/File. Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s son, Prince Richard Ssemakokiro is due to be baptized Saturday afternoon at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe by bishop Kityo-Luwalira. The function is expected to be graced by Kabaka Mutebi, Royals, Religious leaders from different churches, Buganda ministers among others. Ssemakokiro was born in July, 2011, and was surprise news to Ugandans. He is the 5th child of Kabaka Mutebi and 2 nd boy in the family
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New tax plan for overseas work will have hefty impact - expert

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New tax plan for overseas work will have hefty impact - expert

- Cape Town – National Treasury’s proposal to repeal an exemption to avoid double taxation of South Africans who work abroad will have a significant impact on a number of individuals, says Natalie Napier, partner at Hogan Lovells specialising in tax law. On Wednesday, National Treasury briefed Parliament’s standing committee on finance on a number of new tax proposals contained in the draft Tax Laws Bill and the draft Tax Administration Laws Bill – one of which is a contentious bid to repeal the foreign employment income exemption to avoid abuse of this measure
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NCIC names regions hit by post-election clashes

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NCIC names regions hit by post-election clashes

- The National Cohesion and Integration Commission- NCIC has identified sixteen regions in the country that witnessed pockets of clashes following the just concluded general elections. According to NCIC, the said areas have experienced moments of unease as a result of disputed presidential, gubernatorial and Members of County Assembly elections leading to loss of lives. The commission chairman Francis Kaparo said Nyanza region was adversely affected by the presidential and gubernatorial elections
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Tags: Elections | 
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Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election

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Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election

- Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s opposition filed a petition late Friday at the Supreme Court challenging the conduct and results of last week’s election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, demanding new polls. Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki received piles of bound papers from lawyers representing the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, 90 minutes before the midnight deadline for challenges to be lodged
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda | 

Raila must prove poll was compromised at the constituency

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Raila must prove poll was compromised at the constituency

- By the time you read this article, Raila Odinga or another Kenyan will have filed a petition in the Supreme Court, since our liberal Constitution permits any Kenyan to file a petition to challenge the Presidential election. The petition hearing will be a national event and I wish to play my role in educating Kenyans on the key ingredients of the election that will be under scrutiny in the petition so that they do not get lost in the legal and political drama of the next three weeks
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Let us localise policing to make the Police Service more accountable

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Let us localise policing to make the Police Service more accountable

- As a society, we need to examine our consciences about the deaths of Samantha Pendo in Nyalenda, Kisumu and Moraa Nyarangi in Mathare, Nairobi. Pendo was a six month-old infant. Nyarangi was a nine-year primary school pupil. Both were killed by tax-funded police officers. In effect, both were killed in our name. Let us forget politics for a second. What kind of society produces men that go about killing children like Pendo and Nyarangi without remorse? Why have we not had enough of public uproar against these two ghastly murders? Why has the police not arrested and began prosecuting the officers that committed these murders? Why did the police feel the need, instead, to defend their own and claim that these children were killed by thugs? If we accept that the murders of baby Pendo and Nyarangi are okay, then we are implicitly accepting to live and die at the mercy of our police officers and the thugs that use them as killing machines
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mathare |  Mathare | 

Governor elect and his deputy caught up in drama before they are sworn in

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Governor elect and his deputy caught up in drama before they are sworn in

- There was drama during an event where Bungoma County Governor elect Wycliffe Wangamati gave his acceptance speech on Friday as the wife of his deputy ended up being dragged out of the venue on acting in protest saying she had been left out in the proceeds of the ceremony. Mrs Hellen Nangekhe toiled to find her way through to the dais where her husband, Ngome Kibanani now deputy governor elect was introducing members of his family but she could not break the barrier manned by well-fed guards
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Tags: Drama | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Bungoma | 

Kikuyu or Kalenjin: Nakuru MCAs debate on who gets speaker job

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Kikuyu or Kalenjin: Nakuru MCAs debate on who gets speaker job

- The newly elected 55 MCAs in Nakuru county are divided on which community the next speaker should come from. The 16 Kalenjin MCAs feel Kikuyus wants to impose one of their own on them. The Kalenjin MCAs want a neutral person elected. With less than two weeks to go before the MCAs are sworn in, the two communities are yet to agree
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Central |  Rift Valley |  Nakuru |  Nakuru | 

Lobbyists blame police for deaths of 13 post-election protestors

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Lobbyists blame police for deaths of 13 post-election protestors

- Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu movement has blamed police for the deaths of 13 people in the aftermath of the August 8 General Election results. Apart from monitoring the electoral process, which the lobbyists gave the thumbs down, they documented police action after the electoral agency announced the presidential election results on August 11. "IEBC's opaque and unaccountable management of election results has already produced deadly consequences
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How NASA leaders have brought life back to Kisumu

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How NASA leaders have brought life back to Kisumu

- Kisumu City is bustling with activities just a few day after the National Super Alliance (NASA) declared that they will move to court to seek justice. The city was among those affected by the post poll violence that was experienced in the just concluded general elections that left many injured and some dead. The skirmishes which took place for four days paralyzed the city’s businesses for over a week as the residents remained indoors for fear of their lives
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 

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  • Viva my husband, Msando’s wife cries as he is laid to rest
    Viva my husband, Msando’s wife cries as he is laid to rest

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    “Viva Chris Msando, viva, viva, rest in peace my husband,” these were the words Eva Buyu, the widow of the IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando, uttered as they laid him to rest at their Lifunga home in Ugenya constituency, Siaya County on Saturday. In her glowing tribute to the late husband, Eva said Msando loved and cherished his family. A somber mood engulfed the quiet village as hundreds of mourners thronged their home to witness the sendoff of the man who is believed to have had the critical password to the secret servers of the electoral commission
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Politics & Government

  • Rethinking the future of Coast politics after August 8 polls
    Rethinking the future of Coast politics after August 8 polls

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    Politically, the Coast region is at a crosswords. The region that was once heralded as the bastion of opposition politics is now facing serious challenges from rival parties, in particular Jubilee Party. The outcome of the August 8 General Election shows the region is opposition fatigued. If Raila Odinga does not become President this year, even after the appeal he is lodging at the Supreme Court, what becomes of ODM? For starters, the ODM/Cord wave that swept the Coast in 2013 has subsided
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Sports

  • Martial: Man Utd prioritising Premier League
    Martial: Man Utd prioritising Premier League

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    Cape Town - Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has reiterated the team's desire to claim the Premier League title for the first time since 2013. The Red Devils have seen themselves in unfamiliar territory over the last few seasons, since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager, failing to challenge for top-flight silverware. However, Martial has made it clear that the team under Jose Mourinho are determined to get back to the top of the standings in England, while also fighting for Champions League glory
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Business

  • New tax plan for overseas work will have hefty impact - expert
    New tax plan for overseas work will have hefty impact - expert

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    Cape Town – National Treasury’s proposal to repeal an exemption to avoid double taxation of South Africans who work abroad will have a significant impact on a number of individuals, says Natalie Napier, partner at Hogan Lovells specialising in tax law. On Wednesday, National Treasury briefed Parliament’s standing committee on finance on a number of new tax proposals contained in the draft Tax Laws Bill and the draft Tax Administration Laws Bill – one of which is a contentious bid to repeal the foreign employment income exemption to avoid abuse of this measure
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Technology

  • Google is Testing Search Lite, a Data Friendly Version for Slow Networks
    Google is Testing Search Lite, a Data Friendly Version for Slow Networks

    , techweez.com

    Since the eruption of apps being the way of life on smartphones, developers have piled on features upon features and have made these apps rather bloated. This is true for social networking apps and they only run well when you have good speeds and have powerful hardware under the hood of your smartphone. However, a lot of people out there cannot afford powerful smartphones and don’t have fast Internet speeds
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Health

  • Nurses initiate talks for better job grades
    Nurses initiate talks for better job grades

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    Nurses could be the latest group of health workers to benefit from a proposed job re-evaluation by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) officials confirmed they were in discussions with the Ministry of Health, the Nursing Council and county governments on the modalities to be used. Acting KNUN Secretary General Maurice Opetu said the recent public service job evaluation by SRC did nurses an injustice
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Family & Parenting

  • Shakue Kahale: I watched as my wife and children drowned one by one
    Shakue Kahale: I watched as my wife and children drowned one by one

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    The sole survivor of the Lamu boat tragedy has for the first time narrated his heart-rending experience as he watched his entire family drown in the Indian Ocean. Shakue Kahale Mwanati, his wife, four children, his sister and her three children, a friend’s child and his aunt, Timma Mwenye Ali, were travelling from Kizingitini to Lamu Island when their boat, MV Samaki, capsized on Sunday morning
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Society & Culture

  • Pay hurt protesters, relatives of those killed, state urged
    Pay hurt protesters, relatives of those killed, state urged

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    The government has been asked to compensate people injured, raped or who lost relatives in the post-election protests last week. Former Karachuonyo MP Phoebe Asiyo said women and children suffered most and the state should promote healing. Speaking to reporters in Kisumu on Wednesday, she said the state should pay hospital bills and take action against police officers who used excessive force against protesters and non-protesters
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Jamia Mosque launches Kenya's first Islamic TV channel
    Jamia Mosque launches Kenya's first Islamic TV channel

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    The Jamia Mosque in Nairobi has launched Kenya's first full-spectrum Islamic television channel. Horizon TV, which will broadcast on digital platforms, was officially unveiled at a colourful ceremony at the Jamia Mosque on Friday by Jamia Mosque Committee chairman Sheikh Osman Warfa. Warfa said the channel's content "aims to correct misconceptions about Islam and Muslims and nurture constructive dialogue, tolerance and cooperation among all Kenyans"
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Governor elect and his deputy caught up in drama before they are sworn in
    Governor elect and his deputy caught up in drama before they are sworn in

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    There was drama during an event where Bungoma County Governor elect Wycliffe Wangamati gave his acceptance speech on Friday as the wife of his deputy ended up being dragged out of the venue on acting in protest saying she had been left out in the proceeds of the ceremony. Mrs Hellen Nangekhe toiled to find her way through to the dais where her husband, Ngome Kibanani now deputy governor elect was introducing members of his family but she could not break the barrier manned by well-fed guards
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Education

  • State revs up plans to set up mining institute to seal skills gap
    State revs up plans to set up mining institute to seal skills gap

    , the-star.co.ke

    The Ministry of Mining has formed a team to develop mechanisms for establishing an institute to offer vocational training on mining. The nine-member committee gazetted in May was inaugurated by CS Dan Kazungu on Friday. The team will deliver its recommendations in February next year. The committee has representatives from the Mining Ministry, University of Nairobi, Taita Taveta University, the Ministry of Education and TVET authority among others
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Farming

  • Maize farmers stare at huge losses as cheap imports flood market
    Maize farmers stare at huge losses as cheap imports flood market

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    SUMMARY In a suspicious twist, the harvesting season is overlapping with the subsidy programme Farmers fear that millers may have taken advantage of the government subsidy to stockpile which may cause a glut come October when the duty free importation subsidy ends Last year maize production declined from 42.5 million bags in 2015 to 37.1 million bags in 2016 according from data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) due to poor rainfall Farmers are staring at a possible lack of market for their maize as the harvesting season approaches in the Rift Valley food belt due to a surplus of the grain caused by the government subsidy
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Travel & Recreation

  • Rhino horns, elephant tusks and weapons discovered at game reserve
    Rhino horns, elephant tusks and weapons discovered at game reserve

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    Johannesburg - Rhino 08 Poaching Task Team investigators have arrested a 68-year-old farm manager in the Timbavati after they discovered rhino horns, ivory tusks and a huge arsenal of weapons and ammunition at Sandringham Game Reserve on Thursday. SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said Samuel Liversage was arrested after police searched the grounds at Sandringham. "Ten rhino horns, two large elephant tusks, 11 hunting rifles, of which four are unlicensed, over 1300 rounds of live ammunition and over 150 empty cartridges were seized by the members
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Life & Style

  • Nonini speaks out after best friend is arrested for drug trafficking
    Nonini speaks out after best friend is arrested for drug trafficking

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    Kenyan rapper Nonini has spoken out after his best friend, Tanzanian Chidi Benz, who was arrested on Wednesday after being caught with heroin. Benz and six of his friends were caught in Ilala, Tanzania, and arrested after President John Magufuli’s government ordered police to raid the area. Speaking exclusively to Word Is, Nonini said: “I haven’t gotten in touch with him (Chidi), but I tried calling him in the morning, I couldn’t reach him
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Motoring

  • Oil firms get nod to raise pump prices
    Oil firms get nod to raise pump prices

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    SUMMARY Fuel price to go up as oil marketers recover costs incurred in 2015 Motorists to pay more as marketers allowed to recoup losses made in tax changes Money to be recovered in six months amounts to about Sh1 billion Motorists will over the next six months see the cost of fuel go up after the Energy Regulatory Commission allowed oil marketing companies to recover losses incurred after a change in the tax regime in 2015
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Science & Nature

  • Transport paralysed as Eburru-Gilgil road is cut off by rains
    Transport paralysed as Eburru-Gilgil road is cut off by rains

    , the-star.co.ke

    Heavy rains pounding parts of Naivasha and Gilgil have left a trail of destruction. The main Eburru-Gilgil road has been cut off paralysing public transport. Traders and farmers in the agricultural-rich area are counting huge losses following the downpour that lasted for over six hours. According to a local leader Lydia Nyota, the rains swept away a bridge connecting Eburru with Gilgil town
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Law & Crime

  • Court closes inquest into Ashok Shah’s driver murder case
    Court closes inquest into Ashok Shah’s driver murder case

    , the-star.co.ke

    A Makadara law court yesterday closed the inquest into the death of Nairobi tycoon Ashok Shah’s driver, who was burnt alive in his car seven years ago, for lack of evidence. Senior resident magistrate William Oketch ruled the probe into the killing of James Kiarie was inconclusive due to lack of proper investigation, phone data records and forensic analysis by the prosecution
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Real Estate

  • Millennial’s investment in land, houses rises 20% every year
    Millennial’s investment in land, houses rises 20% every year

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    The rate of millennials and especially young women investing in land and houses has been growing by 20 per cent annually since 2013, real estate industry players say. This trend is attributed to the growing population of young people who are forward-looking, armed with investments plans and who are money hungry. Property Reality Company chief executive Brian Gacari said at least 50 per cent of young people aged between 20 to 35 years have in one way or the other invested in the company’s assets, a majority of them being women
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Media & Information

  • Horrifying images on social media fuel tension after Kenya's disputed election, but not all are real
    Horrifying images on social media fuel tension after Kenya's disputed election, but not all are real

    , latimes.com

    As protests erupted after Kenya’s disputed presidential election, horrifying photographs and videos flashed across social media: a boy terrified by riot police in a Nairobi slum, a vehicle in flames and a bloodied man with a military boot on his neck. Some of the images were genuine, but others failed a basic check: a reverse image search on Google. The terrified boy was photographed in 2008 during ethnic violence that swept across the country after another disputed election in 2007, killing an estimated 1,500 people
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