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EU election observers deployed across counties

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EU election observers deployed across counties

- By Beth Nyaga/KNA. A team of European Union election observers has arrived in the country ready to monitor the forthcoming general elections. At least 15 teams have been deployed to 13 locations around the country to observe all aspects of the electoral process. The counties include Kiambu, Laikipia, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga, Nyeri, Machakos and Mombasa among other counties. The Mission’s Deputy Chief Observer Hannah Roberts, said that her team will be following the campaigns and meeting election officials and stakeholders up to and beyond elections day and sending their feedbacks back to their team of experts based in Nairobi

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Tags: Elections | 
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Defender Saleh joins Nakumatt from AFC Leopards

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Defender Saleh joins Nakumatt from AFC Leopards

- Defender Jackson Saleh has moved to Nakumatt FC from AFC Leopards as the super market side seeks to beef up squad. Saleh moved to AFC Leopards in January 2013 at a fee of Sh265,000, making him the third most expensive signing in the Kenyan Premier League then. He captained the Leopards side before moving to Gor Mahia in January 2016. He returned to the former club Ingwe on loan same year

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Uhuru pledges 6.5m jobs as he launches manifesto

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Uhuru pledges 6.5m jobs as he launches manifesto

- President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday asked Kenyans to give him a second term in office to complete his ongoing projects without being derailed by his rivals, including NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga. Uhuru said he laid the foundation for a vibrant and modern Kenya during his first term so everyone can achieve their “true potential.” He said his next term would involve creating at least 6

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TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: What JPM ban portend for girls

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TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: What JPM ban portend for girls

- School girls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said last week.In recent month, the government has been under pressure from some MP’s and activists to let teen mothers resume their studies after giving birth. During debate on the 2017/18 budget estimates of the Ministry of Education, Science,Technology and Vocational Training in Parliament last month, the Social Services committee and the Opposition urged the government to allow teen mothers back to school

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Tags: Motherhood |  Children |  Teenagers |  Birth |  Teen moms | 
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IEBC has 50% ballot papers, lawyers say as tender row hearings begin

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IEBC has 50% ballot papers, lawyers say as tender row hearings begin

- The IEBC had ordered and received 50 per cent of required ballot papers by June 22, lawyers said on Tuesday at the beginning of hearings on a NASA petition. Three High Court judges will determine a petition by the National Super Alliance, which says President Uhuru Kenyatta influenced the tender to Dubai-based Al Ghurair printing firm. The Dubai firm is to print about 130 million ballot papers for the August 8 polls

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We have never met Uhuru, Al Ghurair now claims in affidavit

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We have never met Uhuru, Al Ghurair now claims in affidavit

- Dubai-based printing firm Al Ghurair has denied any links with President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying it is not the one whose officials met him in Nairobi. The IEBC contracted the firm to print ballot papers for the August 8 general election. It is to print about 120 million ballot papers, election results forms and poll registers. Al Ghurair filed documents in court on Tuesday in opposition to a suit filed by the National Super Alliance to challenge its contract

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Six children hospitalised after Eid stampede

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Six children hospitalised after Eid stampede

- Handeni. Seven children, who were injured in a stampede at Hill Town Hotel during Eid celebrations yesterday, were rushed to Handeni District Hospital, where six were admitted. Chief Medical officer at the hospital, Dr Credianus Mgimba, said the seven children were brought at the health facility after the stampede and one of them was allowed to go home after treatment. He said one of the admitted children is in bad condition

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TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: Kwimba school gives teen mothers another chance

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TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: Kwimba school gives teen mothers another chance

- Kwimba. The schoolgirls chatter, compare homework and shuffle to class just like other teens, but there is something, which make them different. Most of them became pregnant and were offered a chance to continue with their education at Archbishop Mayala Secondary School in Ibindo village, Ngundu ward in Kwimba District. The school was established in 2010 by Rev Fr Ibrahim Ngassa under Nyambiti Parish to offer a second chance to schoolgirls who dropped out due to pregnancy

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Tags: Motherhood |  Children |  Teenagers |  Teen moms | 
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Congolese songbird Mbilia Bel to hold a series of music concerts in the country

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Congolese songbird Mbilia Bel to hold a series of music concerts in the country

- Congolese songbird Mbilia Bel jetted into the country Monday 26 evening to begin a one week tour of the country that will see her hold a series of music concerts. Her tour which is expected to promote peace and entertain fans has been sponsored by our sister station Milele-Fm.

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Tags: Music |  Concerts | 
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Don’t leave front row to politicos, Omar urges religious leaders

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Don’t leave front row to politicos, Omar urges religious leaders

- Reserving front seats in places of worship for political bigwigs is akin to social stratification and should be discouraged, Mombasa governor hopeful Hassan Omar has said. Omar sat at the back during Eid prayers at Ronald Ngala grounds in Mombasa yesterday to send a message of equity among believers. “A friend of mine told me we have started to bring high tables to mosques

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Tags: Clergy | 
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Jubilee manifesto surpasses NASA's dreams, Uhuru says in Tharaka Nithi

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Jubilee manifesto surpasses NASA's dreams, Uhuru says in Tharaka Nithi

- Jubilee's manifesto is superior to anything the Opposition can dream of creating, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in Tharaka Nithi on Tuesday. Uhuru said the party's blueprint, which was launched on Monday, will ensure Kenya achieves robust growth. At the launch, he promised to give Kenyans a government that works with and empowers the people. “We will empower the 45 million people so that they can stand up for themselves without depending on the government and donors,” he said

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Car thief runs to cops, after bees attack him

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Car thief runs to cops, after bees attack him

- A Ugandan thief rushed into a police station in Bungoma yesterday with a swarm of bees hot on his heels and confessed to stealing a car. Francis Sikadigu said the bees appeared every time he drove the car that was stolen on Friday. Yesterday, he jumped out of the car as the bees stung him and a curious crowd watched, he ran into the Bungoma police station, confessed, and kept running around the compound asking for assistance

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If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone

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If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone

- ENTERTAINMENT | INTERVIEW Singer Dr Jose Chameleone has spent over two decades top of Ugandan music charts, but has in the recent years been silent. This weekend, he is holding a comeback concert to assert his claim to the throne. His ‘Legend: Hit after hit’ concert is slated for June 30 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. Caroline Ariba had a chat with him about love, life and his career ahead of the show

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Tags: Music |  Concerts | 
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Sebalu, Kantinti breach campaign rules - CCEDU report

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Sebalu, Kantinti breach campaign rules - CCEDU report

- A Policeman faces angry Bobi Wine supporters following his arrest on Tuesday. He was later released. PHOTO/Ronald Mugenyi. Three candidates in Kyadondo East by-election breached electoral laws when they campaigned beyond the gazetted time, a report by Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has indicated.Although the Electoral Commission guidelines prohibit campaigning beyond 18:00 hours, some candidates: Sitenda Sebalu of NRM, Apollo Kantinti of FDC and Muwadda Nkunyinji an independent defied the regulation and no sanctions were applied

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Could African passport fullfill dreams of statesmen like Kwame Nkrumah

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Could African passport fullfill dreams of statesmen like Kwame Nkrumah

- Embassies, visas and immigration officers. These things invoke nightmarish feelings in many people. This is particularly true in Africa. One cannot fail to notice the hallmarks of post-colonial performances of power at the gates of embassies in the major cities of African countries. There is always that feeling of lowliness created in visa applicants by the performances of authority at embassies

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Kyadondo East by-election: Bobi Wine arrested

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Kyadondo East by-election: Bobi Wine arrested

- Kyagulanyi, more popularly known as Bobi Wine, was arrested after he refused to follow police orders instructing him to abandon a scheduled campaign rally. Popular musician Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also an independent candidate in the Kyadondo East by-election in Wakiso district, has been arrested by police. Kyagulanyi, more popularly known as Bobi Wine, was arrested after he refused to follow police orders instructing him to abandon a scheduled campaign rally

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  • Uhuru pledges 6.5m jobs as he launches manifesto
    Uhuru pledges 6.5m jobs as he launches manifesto

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday asked Kenyans to give him a second term in office to complete his ongoing projects without being derailed by his rivals, including NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga. Uhuru said he laid the foundation for a vibrant and modern Kenya during his first term so everyone can achieve their “true potential.” He said his next term would involve creating at least 6

     

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  • Obiri ready to take over from Olympic champion Cheruiyot
    Obiri ready to take over from Olympic champion Cheruiyot

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    Olympic 5000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri is ready to take over the mantle from Olympic champion over the distance Vivian Cheruiyot, who has upgraded to distance running. Obiri’s first major task will be during the 2017 World Championships, where she will be seeking to take over the dominance previously a preserve of the pint-sized Cheruiyot, alongside Margaret Chelimo. Vivian had drawn lines of class by dominating the 5,000m and 10,000m races for almost two decades and her exit to road races leaves Obiri, a 1500m graduate to stake her claim among the greatest

     

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Business

  • Jubilee to save Sh1trillion in five years to pay ballooning debt
    Jubilee to save Sh1trillion in five years to pay ballooning debt

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    The launched Jubilee manifesto has avoided giving an economic growth target but promised to establish a ‘broad-based inclusive and modern economy’. In a colourful manifesto that promises to transform the country into a middle-income nation, the Jubilee administration says it will reduce and eliminate wastage in the utilisation of public resources to generate Sh1 trillion in savings over five years. The savings, it says, will be applied to enhance the country’s productive capacity and pay off its national debt

     

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Technology

  • State targets smartphones assembly after school laptops
    State targets smartphones assembly after school laptops

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    The government is exploring the possibility of manufacturing smartphones and other electronic gadgets at Moi University’s Rivatex assembling plant once the primary schools tablet contract comes to an end. Information Communication Technology authority acting chief executive Robert Mugo on Wednesday said they are keen to position the country as the major regional ICT hub. The ICT boss, who was touring the assembly plant in Eldoret, said the production plan could be in place within the next two years

     

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Health

  • Jubilee pledges free health care for the aged
    Jubilee pledges free health care for the aged

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    By PSCU/Grace Maina. The Jubilee party will provide free treatment to all Kenyans aged 70 and above, through a revamped National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) package. The pledge is part of the party’s policy to achieve free, quality primary healthcare for all Kenyans. All new born children and their mothers will also get one year free treatment through the same scheme

     

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  • Gospel sensation Size 8 lands top TV show job
    Gospel sensation Size 8 lands top TV show job

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    Gospel music luminary Linet Munyali, far and wide identified as Size 8 in the Kenyan music industry is set to get back on TV after she recently landed a new deal as host for a gospel show. Size 8 will starting this July partner with DJ Ruff in airing the program, a job she landed after being called by the producers of the TV show who requested her to take up the task

     

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Farming

  • Exporters fear loss of EU French beans market
    Exporters fear loss of EU French beans market

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    Kenya is at risk of losing market share for French beans exports to the European Union to Morocco and Guatemala due to high cost of production, it has emerged. The country has traditionally been exporting more French beans and Asian vegetables to the EU market, but the trend is gradually shifting southwards. Newly-appointed Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya chief executive Hosea Machuki said that despite the country's beans remain the most preferred in the EU market, Morroco and Guatemala are increasingly growing their market share

     

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Travel & Recreation

  • WHAT'S UP DOC : Avoid hogging that salt-shaker at dining table
    WHAT'S UP DOC : Avoid hogging that salt-shaker at dining table

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    Some people still believe that the saltier the food is, the tastier it becomes. However, if current reports on dangers of eating excessive salt are anything to go by, then, it means that saltier food may be tastier but also “deadlier.” If you are fond of that salt shaker at the dining table, you may have to change your mind today, as these reports on salt actually mean that you might be hurtling to an early grave

     

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Law & Crime

  • Police release Lowassa on bail, to report next Thursday
    Police release Lowassa on bail, to report next Thursday

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    Dar es Salaam. Police have released on bail the former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, after questioning him for four hours at Police headquarters today. Mr Lowassa reported at Police headquarters at around 10am today following a summon he received yesterday from the director of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Mr Lowassa, who is also Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema Central Committee member, left Police headquarter building at around 2

     

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Media & Information

  • Diamond Platinumz Reveals His Insecurities On Social Media - Capital Campus
    Diamond Platinumz Reveals His Insecurities On Social Media - Capital Campus

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    Tanzanian Bongo star Diaond Platinumz recently let the world know just what he thought of his wife Zari. In a recent interview on Tanzanian radio, Platinumz shared deep regret for his recent posts on social media. According to an interview shared on Youtube, King of Bongo Flava Diamond went on to Instagram to share his thoughts on a picture that made its rounds on the internet

     

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Life & Style

  • Bride & Groom Expo: The gift that keeps giving
    Bride & Groom Expo: The gift that keeps giving

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    BRIDE & GROOM EXPO 2017 Promises were made, and promises were delivered. A staked, sh80m fantasy wedding, free trip for two, and best exhibitors award, the fashion show and yes a lingerie show, all were delivered. Oh yes, it was the Bride and Groom expo weekend, and Vision Group had earlier promised things and these were delivered. The free trip for two by Travel Company, Round Bob, was won by a one Gloria Nakato won

     

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