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Nasa leader Raila Odinga says he is ready to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Kongowea market traders have divided opinions on whether to pay tax

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Kongowea market traders have divided opinions on whether to pay tax


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Former MP Ramadhan Kajembe says voting will not be disrupted in Mombasa

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Former MP Ramadhan Kajembe says voting will not be disrupted in Mombasa


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Lamu residents hit by major water shortage

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Lamu residents hit by major water shortage


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Luhya community in Mombasa criticises the anti-IEBC demonstrations

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Luhya community in Mombasa criticises the anti-IEBC demonstrations


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Police to investigate businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in connection to recovered firearms

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Police to investigate businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in connection to recovered firearms


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Nakummatt closes another outlet in Tanzania

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More than 1,000 in Marsabit test positive for malaria in a week
Malaria deaths in Marsabit county have reached 26 with over a 1000 more people testing positive for the disease. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu was in Marsabit and says that the government is trying to contain the outbreak in the county.   Read More ...
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Kenyan woman arrested with 309 grams of heroin
The Kenya Revenue Authority has made public the arrest of a Kenyan woman who had 309 grams of heroin at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The arrest took place 4 days ago as the woman was trying to leave the country.   Read More ...
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Nyeri MCA thrown out of Assembly for being 'badly' dressed
Nyeri County nominated MCA Beth Nyawira was kicked out of the Nyeri County Assembly over indecent dressing. The member of county assembly was found to have broken the speakers rule on the mode of dressing barely a week after the county assembly speaker John Kagucia ruled against indecency.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyeri | 
KeNHA decries burning of tyres by protesters on roads
The Kenya National Highways Authority is warning demonstrators against lighting up tyres on tarmac roads as such action will make one liable for arrest. KENHA Chairman, Engineer Erastus Mwongera, says burning the petroleum based products compromises the quality of roads besides causing expensive repairs. He says anyone caught spoiling the roads may be arrested for a term not exceeding 2 years, or handed a fine not exceeding 100,000 Shillings, or both.   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Protesters | 
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New ideas help attract funding & help in job creation
Are you out there and have a unique idea on how to tackle food supply especially among the smallholder farmers? Feed the Future Initiative, a US - AID funded program under the Kenya Innovation Engine estimates that innovative new ideas in agriculture attract over 820 million Shillings in funding and help create over 4,000 jobs.   Read More ...
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IEBC Senior officials fail to turn up for city consultative meeting
Politicians and members of the business community invited for a consultative meeting with the IEBC left the meeting disgruntled after commissioners failed to show up.   Read More ...
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Nasa leader Raila Odinga says he is ready to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta
With the current political stalemate, there have been mounting calls for both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga to talk and end the standoff. But for most part, they have had their guns trained on each other. This is despite in the past, sharing pleasantries, warm words, embraces, and sometimes a solemn vow to a truce. Nasa leader Raila Odinga now says he’s ready to sit on the table, but will only discuss free and fair elections. President Uhuru kenyatta on his part has already ruled out discussions with the Nasa leader, saying it was up to the people of Kenya to choose their leader   Read More ...
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Police yet to leave Jimmy Wanjigi's residence despite Court order
The High court has granted businessman Jimmy Wanjigi temporary reprieve orders stopping the police service from searching his premises or arresting him. The police are however yet to leave Jimmy Wanjigi's residence despite Court order.   Read More ...
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Mobs disrupt IEBC Training Sessions in Homa Bay, Migori
A quick response by police officers in Awasi, Kisumu county, saved a group of IEBC officials from being lynched after angry residents stormed a venue where the presiding officers and their deputies had gathered for a four day training. The irate residents stormed the venue just as the officials were settling down for day one of the training.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kisumu |  Awasi | 
High Court blocks arrest of businessman Jimmy Wanjigi
The High court has granted businessman Jimmy Wanjigi temporary reprieve orders stopping the police service from searching his premises or arresting him. Wanjigi and his wife Irene Nzisa who went to Court through their lawyer James Orengo were also given an anticipatory bail of 50,000 shillings. Officers from the flying squad, GSU and DCI have for the past 36 hours been trying to access the Muthaiga home of Mr Wanjigi and obtained a search warrant for Kwacha house and Caramel club which are connected to the businessman.   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  High Court | 
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Bullet removed from shoulder of 2 year old baby
Doctors at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga referral hospital have successfully removed a stray bullet lodged in the shoulders of two and a half year old baby Mary Shantelle who was shot during anti IEBC demonstrations in Kisumu. Baby Mary has been discharged, and as Namukabo Werungah reports she is recuperating well, but residents of Nyamasaria where the incident happened are still in shock.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyanza |  Central Kisumu | 
Deputy President Wiliam Ruto takes vote hunt to Migori, Kisii, Kericho Counties
Deputy President Wiliam Ruto has challenged the National Super Alliance flag bearer Raila Odinga to “man up” and face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat polls if he truly believes in democracy. Ruto addressing a Jubiee rally at Kericho Moi gardens, Ruto said that Raila is in no position to dictate terms concerning the coming presidential elections while maintaining that his unreasonable demands are dividing Kenyans. Ruto added that the jubilee team is ready to face the opposition in the 26th October presidential poll.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori |  Kisii | 
Supreme Court rules IEBC Chair can't edit presidential results
The national returning officer in a presidential election cannot edit or correct errors on presidential election results, the supreme court has decided. The Court says the role of the said returning officer is simply to tally, verify and announce the results even if they have errors. And as NTV’s Brenda Wanga reports, the court however directs that the returning officer ought to notify the public of the discrepancies before declaring the winner.   Read More ...
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Raila accuses Jubilee of sponsoring violence against Nasa
NASA Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga has condemned the violence witnessed in Laare area of Igembe North sub county ahead of their planned visit to the region. Odinga is pointing an accusing finger at State Agencies whom he says were following accuses orders from the Jubilee Leadership to cause havoc causing havoc. He says such moves will not disrupt their message to Kenyans.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
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Kongowea market traders have divided opinions on whether to pay tax
Traders at the busy Kongowea market in Mombasa have expressed divergent opinions after President Uhuru Kenyatta said they should not pay taxes unless they receive services from the county. Some say the comments were unnecessary as they are not anchored in law, while others who support him claim the county has not been collecting garbage.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Taxes |  Markets |  Taxation | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kongowea |  Kongowea Market | 
Youth disrupt IEBC training in Awasi, Homabay county
http://www.nation.co.ke Onjiko-Awasi MCA Otieno Ngeta speaks after the residents disrupted the training of 399 IEBC Presiding Officers and deputy presiding officers from Kisumu Central and Muhoroni constituencies at Multi Cultural Christian Youth Centre in Awasi   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyando |  Central Kisumu |  Awasi | 
Former MP Ramadhan Kajembe says voting will not be disrupted in Mombasa
http://www.nation.co.ke Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe has assured voters that the government will secure all polling stations ahead of the October 26 presidential repeat polls. He urged Coast voters to turn out in large numbers and reelect President Uhuru Kenyatta. He however urged the electorates to restrain themselves from engaging in criminal activities and the anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) protests.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Changamwe | 
Baraka FM taken to court for broadcasting secular content
http://www.nation.co.ke An association of religious leaders in Mombasa is seeking to have the court grant them an interim order seeking to have a radio station stopped from broadcasting secular content. Mombasa Pastors Fellowship Association told the court that they are key stakeholders of the activities of Baraka FM Ltd and its Board of Directors. Through lawyer Leonard Shimaka, the pastors said they are among individuals who came up with Baraka FM which was to strictly broadcast Christian content.   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts | 
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Crowd stops IEBC officials from conducting training in Awasi
A quick response by police officers in Awasi, Kisumu county, saved a group of IEBC officials from lynching after angry residents stormed a venue where the presiding officers and their deputies had gathered for a four day training... The officials from Muhoroni and Kisumu Central constituencies, had just settled in at Multi Cultural Christian Youth Center for day one of the training when the irate residents struck...some of officials were forced to hide in the nearby bushes as residents bayed for their blood...scores of them were hurt during the attack...A total of 399 officials were scheduled to attend the training   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kisumu |  Nyando |  Muhoroni |  Awasi |  Muhoroni | 
Otiende Amollo refuses to engage Kimani Ichungwa in debate
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa has distanced himself from a tweet from an account in his name purporting to glorify the deaths of Kenyans in parts of the country due to on going demonstrations by the NASA coalition. The legislator says that he is a victim of fake news and that he has complained to twitter who have shut down that parody account. Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo walked out of a live interview that he was supposed to participate in with the Kikuyu MP over the offensive sentiments in the.   Read More ...
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DP Ruto says election must happen in October
Deputy President William Ruto says the Jubilee Party has no problem with IEBC meeting NASA's demands. Ruto said, IEBC does not have to refer them on anything they agree with NASA.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
GSU officers keep watch outside Wanjigi's home
The siege at Jimmi Wanjigi's Muthaiga home continues into the day from yesterday, even as police obtained a warrant to search his property. Police had since yesterday laid siege at the home of the businessman as they sought to arrest him over the discovery and seizure of 5 rifles and 93 bullets from a villa in Malindi, which he denies belongs to him.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Red Cross warns of landslides due to heavy rains
http://www.nation.co.ke Kenya Red Cross has asked people living on landslide prone areas of Mount Kenya Forest belt to move to safe places as heavy rains start.   Read More ...
Categories: Science & Nature | 
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Lamu residents hit by major water shortage
http://www.nation.co.ke Mokowe residents in Lamu West crying for help as water shortage hit the town. Over 30 boreholes have turned salty due to the prolonged dry spell. Locals are forced to walk long distances in search of water which they get it at high prices.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Lamu |  West Lamu |  Mokowe | 
Jimi Wanjigi under siege - Is government on a witch-hunt against Nasa?
Why is the government going after Nairobi businessman Jimi Wanjigi? Is it because of his rumored association with the opposition alliance, Nasa, or does it actually have evidence of wrongdoing? Ken Mijungu speaks to Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah and Kiambu senator Kimani Wamatangi.   Read More ...
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Tags: Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kikuyu | 
Spinal bifida patient revealing how her community isolated her due to her condition
http://www.nation.co.ke Nafisa Khanbhai has endured 41 years of total isolation, being neglected and looked down upon due from her community due to her disability. But that did not break her, instead she has risen to raise awareness about disability among members of her community. Ms Khanbhai was born in January 22, 1976 with Spinal bifida, a birth defect that occurs when a baby's backbone (spine) does not form normally as a result, the spinal cord and the nerves that branch out of it may be damaged.   Read More ...
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Governor Nyong'o warns residents of Kisumu to be wary of strange protestors
http://www.nation.co.ke Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o warns residents to be wary of strange protestors who want to instigate violence to taint the image of innocent protestors.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah dares Otiende Amollo to walk out of LIVE TV
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah claims there is a desperate attempt by Nasa politicians and its affiliated activists to profile one ethnic community as being targeted by the police & the State.   Read More ...
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Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah disowns suspended Twitter account
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah clarifies that he only has one official Twitter account following outrage over an offensive tweet in another account. Watch   Read More ...
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Otiende Amollo threatens to walk out on LIVE TV if Kimani Ichung'wah joins panel
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo threatens to walk out of panel if Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah joins it over an offensive tweet that was thought to have been shared from a Twitter account claimed to be his.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Rarieda | 
Luhya community in Mombasa criticises the anti-IEBC demonstrations
http://www.nation.co.ke A section of Luhya community in Mombasa has expressed their disappointment in the ongoing anti Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) spearheaded by opposition leaders. The community led by their spokesman Joseph Makokha said the protests pushing for reforms ahead of the October 26 presidential repeat polls will not solve the current political stalemate in the country. He said the demos will plunge the country into political uncertainties and anarchy. Stephen Mandela said warned youths against demonstrating and causing violence.   Read More ...
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Leaders condemn attack on a border school
http://www.nation.co.ke urkana leaders have condemned the attack on Lokichoggio Mixed Secondary School that left six students and a night guard dead. Led by Turkana West MP Daniel Epuyo the leaders said that the attack should not reignite cross border attacks. Mr. Epuyo asked the State to cater for the burial of the affected students as a sign of togetherness. He asked the State to take action against any police officer that was not responsible during the unfortunate incident. County police commander Ronald Opili said that they have launched a manhunt for three killers who are still at large after the attack   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Lokichoggio |  Lokichoggio |  Lokichoggio | 
Police to investigate businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in connection to recovered firearms
http://www.nation.co.ke Police officers in Malindi led by OCPD Matawa Muchangi display five AK 47, 93 rounds of ammunition and tortoise shell recovered from a house belonging to two Italians at Mtangani in Malindi. Four people were arrested at the premise said they have been employed by businessman Jimmy Wanjigi to take care of the premise. Mr Muchangi said they have launched investigation to establish the real owner of the house.   Read More ...
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MPs Mishi Mboko and Aisha Jumwa attack former Senator Hassan Omar
http://www.nation.co.ke MPs Mishi Mboko (Likoni) and Aisha Jumwa (Malindi) attacks former Senator Hassan Omar. compares him with a lady. Last week Mr Omar had attacked the two and mocked them of lack of education.   Read More ...
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Vihiga boys High School student shot and killed by police in Kisumu
http://www.nation.co.ke Vihiga boys High school student shot and killed by police in Kisumu. His mother Caroline Okello recalls final moments with his son.   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
"Joshua" accepts Jesus Christ as his personal saviour
http://www.nation.co.ke Bishop Robert Wafula prays for Nasa leader Raila Odinga at Neno Evangelism Church in Tudor, Mombasa. Mr Odinga accepted Jesus as his personal saviour.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Tudor | 
Building collapses at president Uhuru rally in Karatina
One person died and three others were seriously injured after a building collapsed at Karatina Stadium in Nyeri County during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign rally yesterday. Fourteen others were treated for minor injuries and discharged from Karatina Sub-County Hospital. The hospital's director Caroline Njeri Gichuki said that they received eighteen patients who were injured where four were admitted in the ward. The victims of the accident were sitting on the roof of the building when it gave in. The president wished the injured a quick recovery and promised to foot their hospital bills.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nyeri |  Mathira |  Karatina |  Karatina | 
Nakummatt closes another outlet in Tanzania
Another Nakumatt outlet has been closed, this time in neighbouring Tanzania. Mlimani City store in Dar es Salaam has been shut down because of failing to pay rent worth millions of Shillings. The troubled retailer has failed to pay rent totaling 300 million Tanzanian Shillings, which is equivalent to 13.8 million Kenya Shillings for the past 3 months to the landlord, Mlimani Holdings. This comes almost a month since senior government officials from Tanzania and Kenya agreed to work together to iron out Nakumatt’s challenges. Nakumatt is facing a number of closures due to rent arrears as proprietors seek to attach the retailer's assets to recover the billions of Shillings they are owed   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Tanzania | 
Kariobangi Sharks face Gor Mahia on Tuesday in Kisumu
As AFC Leopards trained in Limuru, their GOTV Shield final opponents Kariobangi Sharks were at Utalii Grounds going through their drills for a busy week, that will see them play two matches in four days. The premier league first-timers are hoping to win the domestic shield this time, after losing in the semifinals last year.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Central Kisumu |  Kariobangi | 
Amnesty International wants police killings probed independently
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are proposing an independent judicial inquiry be set up, to investigate the actions of police, immediately after the August 8th General Election. This, after the organizations documented 33 deaths, and over 300 injuries, that point towards police brutality meted on protesters, who were demonstrating over the outcome of the presidential election. NTV's Sharon Barang'a reports.   Read More ...
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