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NASA leaders plan to hold Raila ‘hostage’

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NASA leaders plan to hold Raila ‘hostage’

- NASA co-principals are plotting to hold flagbearer Raila Odinga hostage if he wins the presidency, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has claimed. Oparanya said Raila’s running mate Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula have been “demonising” ODM candidates. He claimed they have been trying to force the candidates out of the race to deny Raila the numbers so they could hold him hostage if NASA wins
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Supkem accuses state of bias in IDs issuance

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Supkem accuses state of bias in IDs issuance

- Muslims have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and end age-long discrimination in issuance of national IDs to members of the faith, failure which they will take legal action or vote out Jubilee. Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims organising secretary Shariff Hussein said even though an ID is a right under the Constitution, it had unfortunately become a privilege to members of the community
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Kenyan president skips poll debate, gives rival the floor

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Kenyan president skips poll debate, gives rival the floor

- Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was a no-show Monday at a televised debate ahead of August 8 elections, leaving his main rival Raila Odinga alone to field questions. Both candidates had initially pulled out of the final debate, but after a change in format Odinga agreed to take part and the moderators were left in suspense until the last minute over whether or not Kenyatta would show up
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New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

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New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

- A South African child, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of birth, has remained free of the virus for 8 1/2 years after early treatment - renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic. The case study, described by researchers before a presentation Monday at an international AIDS conference in Paris, suggests a paradigm shift in the treatment of those infected
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Parents now cautioned over children’s digital addiction

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Parents now cautioned over children’s digital addiction

- Dar es Salaam. Lack of information among most parents on the effects of the use of digital devices to their children has been cited as a problem, which would drive the young generation into digital addiction. Digital addiction, according to experts, is a real and growing condition that can take the form of smartphone or cellphone addiction, social media addiction, or internet addiction
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Ministry, governors want higher job groups for clinical officers

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Ministry, governors want higher job groups for clinical officers

- Clinical officers have been given higher job groups, two weeks after they threatened to strike because they were categorised as low-skilled. In its latest job evaluation, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission had classified them as “low-skilled”, together with mortuary attendants and office messengers. But the Ministry of Health and the Council of Governors have now prepared a memorandum, insisting the clinicians should, in fact, get higher job groups
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IEBC threatens to stop Buzeki, Mandago rallies over violence

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IEBC threatens to stop Buzeki, Mandago rallies over violence

- The electoral agency has threatened to suspend campaigns in Eldoret town after five people were injured when two Uasin Gishu governor candidates’ supporters clashed on Friday night. Supporters of Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago on the Jubilee ticket and independent candidate Bundotich Buzeki’s followers fought near Silverline Hotel. Both candidates have denied claims that their respective campaign teams planned the attack
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Campaign to fight against schoolgirl pregnancy nears

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Campaign to fight against schoolgirl pregnancy nears

- Busega. Plans are afoot for Busega District Council in Simiyu Region to launch a campaign, which will help curb pregnancy cases among schoolgirls. This was said by Busega District Commissioner Tano Mwera recently, when receiving building materials for the construction of a dormitory at Malili Secondary School. The materials worth Sh5 million were donated by the National Microfinance Bank (NMB). She said in the campaign community members, education stakeholders and administrations of secondary schools would participate
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Cost of credit still high in Kenya despite interest rate cap

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Cost of credit still high in Kenya despite interest rate cap

- NAIROBI, July 24 (Xinhua) — The cost of credit in Kenya remains high despite the introduction of a law to cap commercial banks’ interest at 4 percent above the Central Bank rate. The law came into force in September last year and was expected to make credit affordable especially to small businesses. The Central Bank Rate currently stands at 10 percent, which means interest rates in the East African nation should not be higher than 14 percent
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Entebbe residents concerned over rise in brutal murders

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Entebbe residents concerned over rise in brutal murders

- Police in Entebbe are set to deploy their elite officers from the Flying Squad to crackdown on criminals who have been killing women in the quiet town. Police in Entebbe are set to deploy their elite officers from the Flying Squad to crackdown on criminals who have been killing women in the quiet town. Five women have been slain by unknown thugs in the past two months which has left many people living in fear
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Land probe resumes: Movit boss accused of land grabbing

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Land probe resumes: Movit boss accused of land grabbing

- The group of traders claim that Birungi worked with powerful people in the police to evict them. The Uganda Land Commission was also adversely mentioned in the eviction. The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has resumed public hearings with the proprietor of cosmetics and beauty products company Movit Uganda Simpson Birungi in the spotlight over illegal eviction of traders in Jinja town
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Tags: Land | 
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Maseno University leads according to survey based on science courses offered

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Maseno University leads according to survey based on science courses offered

- A survey on science training offered by Kenyan universities released on Wednesday 10, May 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel has put Maseno University ahead of its 'parent' as the University of Nairobi leads with 14 per cent of science courses offered in the country. Maseno once a constituent college of Moi University is ranked fifth with 113 science courses, since becoming autonomous it has risen above Moi that is in the sixth position offering 107
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The care home saving cancer and HIV patients

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The care home saving cancer and HIV patients

- PIC: Youths practising tailoring at the Kawempe Home Care. (credit: Lawrence Mulondo) Forty-eight-year-old Florence Namwase from Kaliro district has a 17-year-old daughter, Brenda Nakisuyi suffering from Burkitt lymphoma (cancer of the jaws); a disease that was diagnosed in February 2017, at Mulago Hospital in Kampala.Namwase and her daughter currently live at Kawempe Home Care cancer hostels in Kyebando, a suburb in Kampala
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Uhuru skips presidential debate

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Uhuru skips presidential debate

- President Uhuru Kenyatta failed to turn up for the presidential debate Monday night as NASA leader Raila Odinga turned up accompanied by his wife and other NASA principals. The NASA presidential candidate took the opportunity to sell his manifesto to the Kenyan voters as he said majority of Kenyans feel the country is headed in the wrong direction due to high cost of living, rising inflation, problems of food security and corruption
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Corruption, negative ethnicity dominate first phase of presidential candidates' debate

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Corruption, negative ethnicity dominate first phase of presidential candidates' debate

- Runaway corruption, negative ethnicity and poor leadership dominated the first phase of Monday’s presidential candidates' debate. Three out of six candidates, who turned up for the event, took turns to castigate the ruling Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders, whom they accused of presiding over graft in the country since independence. Dr Ekuru Aukot (Thirdway Alliance), Dr Japheth Kaluyu (Independent) and Prof Michael Wainaina said the only solution to ending woes afflicting Kenyans is to vote out those who have been in leadership
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Interviews: Demystifying role of First Lady in corridors of power

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Interviews: Demystifying role of First Lady in corridors of power

- There is a well-worn adage that "behind every great man is a great woman". Although the saying is a little outdated, there is more than a little truth to it. At the very highest levels, the great women are not standing behind but side by side with their great men, fully equal and commensurate. Men who aspire for high office invariably drag their spouses into the ring
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Turkana voters in Uganda and South Sudan might not vote

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Turkana voters in Uganda and South Sudan might not vote

- Thousands of voters from Turkana County are in Uganda and South Sudan, where they went months ago to look for water and pasture for their livestock in the face of a biting drought. And with just 13 days to the August elections, fears are high that the herdsmen might not make it back in time for the elections. County Elections Manager George Oyugi said yesterday there was little the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) could do to bring the voters back
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  • New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment
    New hope for HIV cure as child remains virus-free years after final treatment

    , ajc.com

    A South African child, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of birth, has remained free of the virus for 8 1/2 years after early treatment - renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic. The case study, described by researchers before a presentation Monday at an international AIDS conference in Paris, suggests a paradigm shift in the treatment of those infected
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Politics & Government

  • Kenyan president skips poll debate, gives rival the floor
    Kenyan president skips poll debate, gives rival the floor

    , independent.co.ug

    Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was a no-show Monday at a televised debate ahead of August 8 elections, leaving his main rival Raila Odinga alone to field questions. Both candidates had initially pulled out of the final debate, but after a change in format Odinga agreed to take part and the moderators were left in suspense until the last minute over whether or not Kenyatta would show up
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Sports

  • Nsimbe: Success brewing at Tusker
    Nsimbe: Success brewing at Tusker

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    GOtv Shield: Champions to face Vihiga in quarterfinals Success brewing at Tusker as former winners Sofapaka shift focus to Kenyan Premier League. GOtv Shield champions Tusker are three matches from defending their title if last weekend's performance in round 16 of this year's competition is anything to go by. The brewers led three other Kenyan Premier League sides into the last eight as they swiftly bounced back from their disappointing 1-0 league defeat to Western Stima to thrash non-league side Butterfly FC 4-1 in Meru
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Business

  • 25 Turkish companies set for Dar trade forum
    25 Turkish companies set for Dar trade forum

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    Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) in collaboration with the Turkish Exporters Assembly and Turkish Embassy in the country are hosting a business forum for Turkish companies in Tanzania slated for July 27 this year. Speaking on Monday in Dar es Salaam, TPSF executive secretary, Mr Godfrey Simbeye, said 25 companies from Turkey are expecting to participate in the forum
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Technology

  • Microsoft Might Kill Off Paint in Future Windows 10 Releases
    Microsoft Might Kill Off Paint in Future Windows 10 Releases

    , techweez.com

    Microsoft Paint is one iconic application. It has been around for 32 years and has been on every Windows version and although it is quite basic in functionality, people have found meaningful ways to use it. Well, cherish it right now as Microsoft is planning to remove the iconic image editing platform in the next major update after all this time as shown in a support article
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Health

  • Our water is safe, firm reassures residents after cholera outbreak
    Our water is safe, firm reassures residents after cholera outbreak

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    The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has reassured Nairobians on water safety in the wake of a cholera outbreak that has killed four people in one month. The firm said it is monitoring and testing water at a number of sampling points every day. “The NCWSC would like to assure our customers that water from our network is safe to drink,” corporate affairs manager Mbaruku Vyakweli said yesterday
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Family & Parenting

Society & Culture

  • Five to face murder charge over death of St Augustine pupil
    Five to face murder charge over death of St Augustine pupil

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Five employees of St Augustine Preparatory School in Mombasa will face murder charges over the death of a seven-year-old pupil who was killed by the institution’s bus. Justice Dorah Chepkwony ordered the school's headmistress, Kesi Sara, and employees Venant Mwasaru, Vald Mbadi, Abednego Mwendwa, and Charo Kazungu to appear in court on Wednesday to answer murder charges. Jeremy Masila fell under the bus and was crushed to death on Wednesday
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Central: Methodist Church stopped from holding annual conference
    Central: Methodist Church stopped from holding annual conference

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    The High Court has temporarily stopped the Methodist Church of Kenya from holding its annual conference. Justice Mbogoli Msagha issued the orders barring the meeting planned for Saturday, July 29, at the Methodist Resort and Conference Centre, pending the hearing of a case seeking the removal of presiding bishop, Joseph Ntombura. Four church members, Godfrey Simiyu, Mathew Kaburu, Kobia Michubu and Charles Kinoti, have sued Rev Ntombura (pictured), the Methodist Church and its registered trustees
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Bedbugs tormenting students at Music Festivals
    Bedbugs tormenting students at Music Festivals

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    For the last couple of days, the students from all sections of the nation have gathered in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology to show their prowess in preserving the culture with the running theme of Enhancing Unity, Cohesion and Integration though Kenya Music Festivals. I want to appreciate the ministry for such an event. The Cohesion and National unity is however becoming a toll order since the students are finding it difficult to lay their heads after a hard day's work in the warm tropical region of Kakamega
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Education

  • After strike, Old Kampala SSS reopens Wednesday
    After strike, Old Kampala SSS reopens Wednesday

    , newvision.co.ug

    PIC: School time at Old Kampala SSS. (File photo) EDUCATION | SCHOOL STRIKE KAMPALA - Old Kampala Senior Secondary School is set to reopen Wednesday this week, nearly two weeks after a students' strike. Students went on strike after learning that their headteacher Azidah Ntegane Nsubuga was to be transferred to another school. In a statement, Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary at the ministry of education and sports says that students are expected to report back to school ready to resume studies
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Farming

  • KTDA imports fertiliser for smallholder tea farmers
    KTDA imports fertiliser for smallholder tea farmers

    , kbc.co.ke

    By Claire Wanja. Kenya Tea Development Agency Management Service Limited (KTDA MS) has imported about 88,000 metric tonnes of NPK 26:5:5 fertiliser for the year 2016/2017 for distribution to small scale tea farmers countrywide. The first batch of 44,000 tonnes of fertiliser arrived in Mombasa last Monday and was received by Chai Trading Company Limited (CTCL), one of KTDA’s subsidiaries. CTCL is facilitating the importation and distribution of the fertiliser to the factories, jointly with KTDA’s field services
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Travel & Recreation

  • Madaraka Express boosts domestic tourism numbers
    Madaraka Express boosts domestic tourism numbers

    , kbc.co.ke

    The Vision 2030 Delivery secretariat says Madaraka Express services is enhancing domestic tourism and creating new investments. Director General says the passenger train service has made it possible for travelers to enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Nairobi National Park and other parks, Kapiti plains, Sporting Wildlife Graze and leisure facilities along the railway line, encouraging Kenyans to visit local tourist sites.
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Law & Crime

  • Five to face murder charge over death of St Augustine pupil
    Five to face murder charge over death of St Augustine pupil

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Five employees of St Augustine Preparatory School in Mombasa will face murder charges over the death of a seven-year-old pupil who was killed by the institution’s bus. Justice Dorah Chepkwony ordered the school's headmistress, Kesi Sara, and employees Venant Mwasaru, Vald Mbadi, Abednego Mwendwa, and Charo Kazungu to appear in court on Wednesday to answer murder charges. Jeremy Masila fell under the bus and was crushed to death on Wednesday
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Life & Style

  • Interviews: Demystifying role of First Lady in corridors of power
    Interviews: Demystifying role of First Lady in corridors of power

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    There is a well-worn adage that "behind every great man is a great woman". Although the saying is a little outdated, there is more than a little truth to it. At the very highest levels, the great women are not standing behind but side by side with their great men, fully equal and commensurate. Men who aspire for high office invariably drag their spouses into the ring
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    Tags: Women |  First Lady | 
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Real Estate

  • Land probe resumes: Movit boss accused of land grabbing
    Land probe resumes: Movit boss accused of land grabbing

    , ntv.co.ug

    The group of traders claim that Birungi worked with powerful people in the police to evict them. The Uganda Land Commission was also adversely mentioned in the eviction. The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has resumed public hearings with the proprietor of cosmetics and beauty products company Movit Uganda Simpson Birungi in the spotlight over illegal eviction of traders in Jinja town
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Media & Information

  • Kenya Is Set to Hold One of the Most Expensive Elections in Africa  – Kass Media Group
    Kenya Is Set to Hold One of the Most Expensive Elections in Africa  – Kass Media Group

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    Kenya is set to hold its most expensive election ever. It’s expected to top $1 billon in aggregate spend and could be Africa’s most expensive on a cost-per-voter basis. The public and private spending are both at an all-time high, with both the government and candidates spending hundreds of millions of dollars to secure the electoral process or campaigning to get elected
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Science & Nature

  • Killer weed threatens to wipe out big forest
    Killer weed threatens to wipe out big forest

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    The Lower Imenti forest, a world heritage site, is under threat from an invasive plant species. Almost the whole of the 2,500-hactare forest, which is part of the Mount Kenya forest, has been invaded by lantana camara, according to Kenya Forest Service (KFS) manager Samuel Mukundi. KFS has launched efforts to remove the weed that threatens both indigenous and exotic tree species in the forest
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Motoring

  • Ford Introduces Maintenance and Service Package for Kenyan Motorists
    Ford Introduces Maintenance and Service Package for Kenyan Motorists

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    Ford Motor Company today announced the launch of Ford Protect in Kenya. Ford Protect, an extended service plan, is a holistic maintenance solution that will protect motorists from unexpected vehicle repair costs. Currently, the motoring sector in Kenya has seen several changes, mostly as a result of the dynamic nature of the Kenyan consumer and the regulatory environment. According to the Kenya Motor Industry Association (KMIA), new vehicle sales have dropped 27
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