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NASA protests to be held only in Nairobi-Raila's close ally reveals

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27 killed in fighting between South Sudan rebels and army

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My son died after I got arrested: Truphena's lows away from TV

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Uganda denies corruption allegations against its foreign minister

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Laikipia University students riot after comrade dies in accident

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EA classic safari rally stage 3 suspended after chair JS Vohra dies in crash
Tragedy struck the East Africa Classic Safari Rally today as the chairman of the event JS Vohra was killed in a road accident while following the cars. The final stage of the day was canceled following the accident, although the event will continue tomorrow. Yesterday the late Vohra spoke at the flagg off of the event in Mombasa. Defending champion Stiq Blomqvist maintained his lead in the event prior to the sudden changes in the competition, with an overall time of 219 minutes 55 seconds, followed by Carl Flash' Tundo who's 8 minutes back and Baldev Chager just under a minute behind Flash   Read More ...
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One killed, several injured in Salgaa dawn crash
Roy Lumbe @lumbe_roy. A driver was killed and several passengers injured after a bus they were traveling in was involved in a dawn accident at the Salgaa hot spot on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Rongai OCPD Japhet Kioko said the accident involved a Kampala bus and a transit trailer, adding that the driver of the bus died on the spot. He said the crash happened when the driver of the bus tried to overtake but unfortunately rammed into an oncoming trailer at around 4 am on Friday morning   Read More ...
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One person killed, 12 injured after bus rams into a canter truck
One person died and 10 others sustained serious injuries after a bus they were travelling in rammed into a canter truck at the notorious Salgaa black along the Eldoret- Nakuru highway. The Kampala bound bus is said to have collided head on with the truck which was transporting groundnuts from Kitale as the driver attempted to overtake another vehicle a few metres away from the scene where 12 people died after a 13 seater public service vehicle rammed into a trailer earlier this week.   Read More ...
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NASA leader says state to blame for killing of youth
NASA leader Raila Odinga wants the government to answer for the deaths of NASA supporters killed by police during his return from the overseas trip last Friday. Speaking during a fundraising ceremony for the burial of those killed, Raila accused the government of killing people who he said were exercising their democratic right. The fundraising was attended by other NASA leaders including Musalia Mudavadi and James Orengo.   Read More ...
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Sarova hotels Managing Director Jaideep Sing Vohra dies
Sarova Hotels Managing Director Jaideep Sing Vohra has died in a road accident on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway near Emali. Vohra, who was also the chairman of the East Africa Safari Classic Rally, was following the rally cars when the vehicle he was in rolled and landed up-side-down. He was with another director of the racing outfit, Raju Kishnani, who survived the crash with injuries and was airlifted to Nairobi for treatment. The East Africa Safari Classic Rally organisers confirmed the tragic incident. JS, as he was also known, has also been known to the public in the tourism circles because he had been serving as the Chair of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers   Read More ...
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One person killed, 12 injured after bus rams into a canter truck
One person died and 10 others sustained serious injuries after a bus they were travelling in rammed into a canter truck at the notorious Salgaa black along the Eldoret- Nakuru highway. The Kampala bound bus is said to have collided head on with the truck which was transporting groundnuts from Kitale as the driver attempted to overtake another vehicle a few metres away from the scene where 12 people died after a 13 seater public service vehicle rammed into a trailer earlier this week   Read More ...
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Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya  – Kass Media Group
In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered on Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves. A statement from the country’s Foreign Ministry said Rwanda was “horrified” that “African men women and children who were on the road to exile have been held and turned into slaves   Read More ...
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Classic Rally Director JS Vohra dies in a road accident - Capital Sports
The rallying fraternity is reeling in shock and disbelief following the death of accomplished hotelier and East Safari Classic Rally Director Jaideep Singh Vohra on Friday. JS as he is popularly known as in rallying circles died earlier morning in a accident on the road from Amboseli to Namanga while heading towards one of the day’s section. Following his accident Clerk of the course Richard Leeke confirmed the rally will go on as scheduled in memory of the fallen rally administrator   Read More ...
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Police colluding with drug traffickers, aiding gangs, Likoni MP Mboko says
Police in Likoni are colluding with drug traffickers in the illegal business, MP Mishi Mboko has said. Mboko said criminal gangs in are a result of drugs, which are sold to teenagers in the open and under the watch of the police officers. Gangs such as the Watalia, Young Turks and Wajukuu wa Bibi have been terrorising residents in Likoni, sometimes even during the day   Read More ...
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Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 235, state declares three days of mourning
Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning after attack on north Sinai mosque killed at least 235 people on Friday, state television said. Suspected militants launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in North Sinai province, the state news agency says. Witnesses told Egyptian media it happened in the town of Bir al-Abed near al-Arish during prayers. Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers, AP reported   Read More ...
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Sarova MD Jaideep Vohra killed in road accident
Sarova Hotels Managing Director Jaideep Vohra has died in a road accident. Details about the accident remain sketchy but preliminary reports say the accident happened near Emali town Friday afternoon. It was the second accident to happen at the black spot; 11 people died there on Wednesday night. Wildlife Direct CEO Paula Kahumbu mourned Vora's death in a tweet saying lack of road safety is robbing the country of some of its best   Read More ...
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Awendo boda boda riders burn TZ-bound truck for hitting and killing their colleague
Migori boda boda riders yesterday burnt down a second truck within days after another accident left one of them dead in Awendo. Kokuro centre riders using the Migori-Kisii highway burnt down the Tanzania-bound vehicle after it hit and killed their colleague — Ouma Olum, 20. Enoch Rangile said the rider died on the spot and the driver parked the vehicle and attempted to ran away   Read More ...
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Egypt declares three days of mourning after 85 killed in mosque
Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning after attack on north Sinai mosque killed at least 85 people on Friday, state television said. Suspected militants launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in North Sinai province, the state news agency says. Witnesses told Egyptian media it happened in the town of Bir al-Abed near al-Arish during prayers. Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers, AP reported   Read More ...
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Attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai kills at least 115: state media
Gunmen attacked a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday and set off a bomb, killing at least 115 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on the worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said   Read More ...
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Libya slave auctions: ‘Everybody knew’
World leaders may have been quick to voice outrage over video footage of Libyan slave auctions, but activists raised the alarm months ago — and their warnings fell on deaf ears. Aid workers, rights groups and analysts say they had been shouting about rape, torture and forced work for thousands of black Africans in the war-torn north African country until they were blue in the face   Read More ...
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From Olympic glory to jail for murder - Capital Sports
A South African appeals court on Friday more than doubled Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, bringing it up to 13 years and five months. Here is a timeline of events following the shooting on Valentine’s Day in 2013, in a case that shocked the world. – Shot four times – February 14, 2013: Police arrest the Olympic and Paralympic sprinter for killing Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, who was shot four times at his Pretoria home   Read More ...
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Court increases Oscar Pistorius murder sentence to 13 years
South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient". Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest. The athlete was not in court for Friday's ruling where the court handed down the minimum 15-year sentence prescribed for murder in South Africa, and subtracted the years Pistorius had already served   Read More ...
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Britain issues travel warning on Kenya over possible violence
British citizens have been warned of possible violence in Kenya during the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta. - The UK said violence could probably erupt on Tuesday, November 28. - NASA is expected to hold a parallel swearing in ceremony and a major rally on the same day Uhuru will be sworn in. The British government has cautioned its citizens travelling and residing in Kenya of possible violence days to the swearing in of president Uhuru Kenyatta   Read More ...
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Driver killed, 10 injured after bus collides with trailer in Salgaa
A bus driver was killed and 10 passengers injured in yet another accident at the Salgaa black spot on Friday morning. A bus heading from Uganda to Nairobi collided with a trailer near Nakuru Teachers Training College along Eldoret-Nairobi highway. "The driver of the Scania bus tried to overtake the trailer but collided with it and then landed into a ditch," said Rongai OCPD Joseph Kioko   Read More ...
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One dead, 12 injured in Salgaa black spot
A driver of a bus has died and 12 passengers injured in yet another accident at Salgaa black spot on Friday morning. The accident occurred after a bus travelling from Uganda collided head-on with a lorry. The driver died on the sot. The accident comes just four days after 12 people died in the same area on Sunday morning. The Nakuru-bound shuttle they were travelling in hit a cow then crashed into a trailer going in the opposite direction   Read More ...
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Flying squad officer on murder trial allowed to change defence lawyer
By RICHARD MUNGUTI A flying squad officer accused of murdering an official of the troubled Nakuru Workers Cooperative Society and a woman friend has been allowed to change his defence lawyer by the High Court. Lady Justice Jessie Lessit granted Mr Elias Mayaka Onsarigo’s request to be permitted to change his legal representation. Justice Lessit indulged Mr Onsarigo saying the “law allows a suspect to be represented by a lawyer of his choice   Read More ...
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Pope prays for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo
Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where “war shows its most horrid face”. “This evening, in prayer, we want to sow seeds of peace in the lands of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in all lands devastated by war,” the pope said in a homily at St   Read More ...
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Daily Nation
A man who booked into a hotel three weeks ago but went missing was found dead in his room. The body was found in a sitting position on a chair at Wadies Hotel in Ngara, Nairobi, on Wednesday. The hotel manager told the police that Mr Glean Joel Ogola booked the room on November 3 and “was not seen again”. The police said the incident was reported at 7   Read More ...
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Ten people died of bullet wound during NASA protests - Govt pathologist establishes
NASA will sue the government following deaths of its supporters following clashes with the police upon his return from a tour of US-UK. - The coalition leader Raila Odinga will also hold a harambee to raise money to facilitate the burial for the 18 supporters who died. - The postmortem of the victims has already been done with a report showing a majority died of bullet wounds   Read More ...
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NASA protests to be held only in Nairobi-Raila's close ally reveals
Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong'o has revealed that National Super Alliance (NASA) protests will only be held in Nairobi - Nyong'o also asked the Opposition supporters in Kisumu to refrain from holding demonstrations following massive loss of life and property witnessed in the recent days. Opposition leader Raila Odinga has restricted future NASA demonstrations to Nairobi only, Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o has revealed   Read More ...
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Victims of NASA protesters’ violence left destitute
Am 23.11.2017 veröffentlicht Homes, business razed in Kawangware, Nairobi. Home of Jubilee supporter burnt in Kisumu. Police yet to arrest culprits. NASA supporters were protesting Kenyatta win.   Read More ...
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Woman dies in SGR train after medical checkup in city hospital
A woman suffering from cancer died while travelling in the Makadara Express train to Mombasa. The woman who had been accompanied by her husband developed complications during the journey and was pronounced dead at Voi terminal in Taita Taveta county. Voi OCPD Joseph Chesire termed the death natural. He said the woman died after she had gone to Nairobi for a medical checkup   Read More ...
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27 killed in fighting between South Sudan rebels and army
Three government soldiers and 24 fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar were killed in the fighting in Southern Liech state on Wednesday, Peter Makouth Malual, the region's information minister, told Reuters. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel did not have a death toll for the fighting. He told Reuters he was trying to reach commanders on the ground. As expected, the onset of the dry season has led to fresh fighting between the army and rebels   Read More ...
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2 killed, 5 injured by unknown gang in Bungoma
A businessman and a teacher from Mount Carmel High School in Bungoma county were this morning found murdered in cold blood, after thugs who were dressed as police men allegedly raided the Bungoma market and left five other businessmen seriously injured.   Read More ...
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Kenya told to end culture of election-related violence
Kenyan officials have been asked to rein in police officers accused of using excessive force during the election period. “Kenya has to put an end to the culture of election-related violence, unlawful killings by police and impunity for abusive officers,” said Mr Otsieno Namwaya, the Africa researcher at the Human Rights Watch (HRW). Mr Namwaya also called on the authorities to investigate scores of deaths that occurred during mass protests in the recent past   Read More ...
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2 killed, 5 injured by unknown gang in Bungoma
A businessman and a teacher from Mount Carmel High School in Bungoma county were this morning found murdered in cold blood, after thugs who were dressed as police men allegedly raided the Bungoma market and left five other businessmen seriously injured.   Read More ...
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My son died after I got arrested: Truphena's lows away from TV
Aisha Noor, popularly known as Truphena of the Real Househelps of Kawangware, says she left the show amid personal tragedies, but it was time to move on. "Si kutoka tu ghafla," she told Word Is. "Maisha yangu yote haikua kwa TRHK. Nilitoka kwa sababu nilifeel I have enough exposure na niliitumia kujijenga na kunifikisha mahali ninataka. My mission is to bring people together, through my organisations I feel nitaachieve hiyo dream   Read More ...
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Efforts to retrieve the decomposed bodies of an Asian couple murdered at their home took over two hours
A couple of Asian origin was murdered by unknown assailants and bodies dumped in a 10-foot septic tank behind their house in Ndonya village, Mtwapa. Kilifi District Criminal Investigation Officer Christopher Chesoli said the couple was reported missing on Sunday morning. He said residents found the bodies of Abdalla Mohiddin Abdulla, 64, and his wife Rukiya Mohiddin, 62, in a septic tank, a few metres from the couple’s palatial home   Read More ...
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Uganda denies corruption allegations against its foreign minister
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 US state of Virginia, was charged with violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act   Read More ...
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Protesting Laikipia University students block Nakuru-Nairobi highway
Shares. , NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Motorists using the Nakuru-Nairobi highway have been urged to exercise caution when approaching Laikipia University’s Nakuru campus following unrest by students. According to police, the riots came after one of their colleagues was killed in a road accident Wednesday night. The second year student who was hit by a matatu on the busy highway and died on the spot   Read More ...
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Laikipia University students riot after comrade dies in accident
Laikipia University students have gone on riots 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. The campus is located at Mbaruk area, 20 Kilometres from Nakuru. Police want motorists to be cautious as they approach the area   Read More ...
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Grant stateless people citizenship, Kenya told
The United Nations refugee agency has asked the government to register all stateless people living in the country and issue them with ID cards. A report released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees said statelessness is affecting many minority groups and asked the government to eliminate it. It identified the Pemba, living in Kilifi, as an example of stateless people   Read More ...
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Opposition supporters protest supreme court ruling
The pronouncement by the supreme court that upheld president Kenyatta’s win appeared to have triggered outrage in Kisumu town with opposition supporters holding demonstrations to protest the decision. The protesters engaged police in running battles for several hours before normalcy eventually returned.   Read More ...
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NASA leaders visit Kibra and parade victims of protests, donate cash and foodstuffs
NASA leaders visited victims of violent protests in Kibra and donated foodstuffs and cash. - The leaders paraded the victims and castigated the government for using police to brutalise them. - Some of them have broken limbs and others swollen faces out of injuries sustained. - They also promised to foot school fees for a Maseno University student whose mother was killed in the protests   Read More ...
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100 al-Shabaab killed in lethal US air strike
The United States military confirmed it killed over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia on Tuesday, November 21. - The US in conjunction with Somali commandos attacked an Islamist militant camp northwest of Mogadishu. - The US warned its diplomatic staff ordering some to vacate Mogadishu. - al-Shabaab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, denied the attack branding it propaganda. The US in coordination with Somalia’s federal government executed an air strike targeting a militia camp 125 miles northwest of the capital Mogadishu   Read More ...
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