Kenya
Drama at the Milimani courts after Charity Ngilu's supporters clashed with Julius Malombe's
Froome regrets his test result, terms it 'damaging'
Nyong’o here to stay, wait your turn in 2022, Wanga tells Outa
NSE corrects on profi t taking
Embu residents warned against setting robbery suspects on fire
Harambee Stars hammer Burundi 1-0 to clinch spot in Cecafa finals
Global First: Kenyan among first four students to graduate with master's in Nuclear Medicine
Damning allegations over Kenya's election unrest emerge | IOL News
2017-12-14 21:11:40 Kampala — Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a US-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds. The reports highlight the volatility of the months during which the Supreme Court nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered a new vote that opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted and Kenyatta won   Read More ...
US suspends aid to Somalia's battered military over graft
2017-12-14 21:08:35 The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month. African Union (AU) troops landed in Mogadishu a decade ago to fight al Shabaab Islamist militants and Somali forces are supposed to eventually take over their duties. But the United States, which also funds the 22,000-strong peacekeeping force, has grown frustrated that successive governments have failed to build a viable national army   Read More ...
Drama at the Milimani courts after Charity Ngilu's supporters clashed with Julius Malombe's
2017-12-14 21:08:31 . KTN Prime | Thursday 14 Dec 2017 9:31 pm Drama at the Milimani courts after Charity Ngilu's supporters clashed with Julius Malombe's   Read More ...
You can’t dim people’s quest for freedom, Oparanya says
2017-12-14 20:40:52 Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said the people’s determination to be free cannot be stopped by the brute force of the oppressor. “The people’s fight for justice is unstoppable, no matter how long it takes or how brutal the oppressor is,” he said on Jamhuri Day at Bukhungu Stadium. Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his speech at Kasarani, warned that calls for secession are a pipe dream and will remain so   Read More ...
Team wins Sh100,000 in 4th Lamu fishing contest
2017-12-14 20:40:48 Lamu county on Tuesday held its annual fishing competition on Lamu Island. The largest fish caught this year weighed 44kg. It was caught by Omar Hussein’s team, which was awarded Sh100,000. The competition is organised every year by the Lamu government under the Department of Fisheries, Livestock and Cooperative Development. It is an opportunity for fishermen from various parts of the Lamu archipelago to display their skills   Read More ...
Court abolishes section 104 of penal code recommending death sentence for murder
2017-12-14 20:07:34 In what will go down in history as a landmark ruling the supreme court has today abolished mandatory death sentence terming it unconstitutional. However, the top court says the decision does not affect the validity of the death sentence, meaning that death sentence is still lawful but not mandatory. Case had been filed by two death row convicts Francis Muruatetu and Wilson Mwangi who have been in jail for the last 14 years after being convicted for the murder of a land dealer together with the wife of a former land commissioner Wilson Gachanja   Read More ...
Sossion vows to stay put tell CS Kandie he’s going nowhere
2017-12-14 20:07:29 The central organisation of trade unions, COTU, has moved to court seeking to overturn labour cabinet secretary Phyllis Kandie’s gazette notice, directing elected and nominated state officers to quit their positions in trade unions. This even as chaos marred the KNUT annual delegates conference in Mombasa, after a group of delegates demanded that secretary general Wilson Sossion relinquish his position in the giant teacher’s union, in keeping with the gazette notice, after he vowed to stay put   Read More ...
Wavinya’s lawyer admits to misleading court by lying under oath
2017-12-14 20:07:23 Machakos gubernatorial election petition has taken a new twist after a forensic audit by governments document examiner revealed that the controversial lawyer Ham Kiplimo Lagat mislead the court by lying under oath. CID forensics signature report dated 11th December 14, 2017 show that Ham Kiplimo Lagat did not commission Wavinya’s affidavits dated 5th September 2017, which were later presented to court as supporting evidence to the petition   Read More ...
Otichillo blames betting for rise in crime, says ban still in force
2017-12-14 20:07:16 Those found gambling and betting in Vihiga county must be ready to face the full force of the law. This is according to Governor Wilbur Otichilo and county commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo. They have expressed concern that the practice has turned into a disaster. On Tuesday during the Jamhuri Day celebrations, the two blamed gambling and betting for the rising crime in the county   Read More ...
Lenku to cut Kilimanjaro water off from Makueni, Machakos
2017-12-14 20:07:12 Kajiado county is set for a showdown with Makueni and Machakos over its claim to all the water from Mt Kilimanjaro. The two counties have been relying on water from the mountain. But Governor Joseph Lenku says only surplus will be sold to “outsiders”. He plans to turn off their taps. In a statement likely to send shock waves through Makueni and Machakos, he told the neighbours to wait until the “owners have had their fill”   Read More ...
Kenneth Marende fails to be elected to Kenya Power board
2017-12-14 20:07:08 NAIROBI, KENYA; Former speaker of Parliament Kenneth Marende has been kicked out of the Kenya Power board where he was chairman. He was dropped after failing to get the backing of the government which is the principal shareholder in the electricity distributor. Former Nandi County Woman Representative Zipporah Jesang Kering who lost in the August 8 elections is among the newly-elected directors, potentially Marende’s replacement   Read More ...
Froome regrets his test result, terms it 'damaging'
2017-12-14 20:07:05 Chris Froome admitted Thursday that his adverse drugs test during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana is "damaging" as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name. The British rider had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the Grand Tour race he won in September. Cycling's governing body UCI has asked the Team Sky rider to provide more information but in line with World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines has not suspended him   Read More ...
Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest
2017-12-14 20:04:37 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds. The reports highlight the volatility of the months during which the Supreme Court nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered a new vote that opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted and Kenyatta won   Read More ...
Eric Johannah joins Swedish top tier - Capital Sports
2017-12-14 20:03:25 After a year with third tier side Vassalund IF, Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johannah has finally broken rank and joined the top tier, signing for newly promoted IF Brommapojkarna on a four year contract. Johannah who left Mathare United for the well manicured lawns of Europe at the beginning of last season was unveiled on Thursday at the club’s headquarters and hopes to follow in the footsteps of national teammate Michael Olunga who now plays in the La Liga for Girona   Read More ...
How Kenya can plug skills gap in automotive sector
2017-12-14 20:01:20 Nearly every major urban centre in Kenya has a motor garage or repair yard. Quite often, however, these facilities lack qualified mechanics with majority only having skills acquired from acting as ‘spanner boys’. This often results in costly damages for the motor vehicle owners.   Read More ...
Sh50m KCB heist suspects get more charges
2017-12-14 20:01:18 Three of the four suspects charged with breaking and stealing more than Sh50 million from KCB Thika branch between November 18 and 20 through an underground tunnel face additional charges of handling and possessing suspected stolen property.   Read More ...
More speed barriers between Sachang’wan, Salgaa
2017-12-14 20:01:16 The ride on Nakuru-Eldoret highway is set to get even slower this festive season as the government plans more speed barriers between Sachang’wan and Salgaa to curb accidents.   Read More ...
LETTERS: Will bitcoin speculation lead to a price bubble?
2017-12-14 20:01:12 Bitcoin stands out among available cryptocurrencies perhaps due to a first mover advantage phenomenon that has seen the brand develop fast, gaining global traction and legitimacy across the financial industry.   Read More ...
EDITORIAL: Plan well for clean energy
2017-12-14 20:01:09 Going by the Accord, multilateral agencies such as the World Bank are set to put more money in clean energy than fossil fuels.   Read More ...
Jubilee MPs reject Uhuru preferred PSC nominees
2017-12-14 20:01:06 Jubilee MPs Thursday ganged up and rejected President Uhuru Kenyatta’s preferred line-up of nominees to the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), the lawmakers’ employer.   Read More ...
Bamboo company picked for Mombasa SME awards
2017-12-14 20:01:02 A bamboo plantations management company has been nominated in three categories for this year’s Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   Read More ...
Safaricom auditions for ‘Blaze’ in Nairobi
2017-12-14 20:00:56 Safaricom #ticker:SCOM will host its final edition of this year’s Blaze ‘Be Your Own Boss’ (BYOB) youth summit tomorrow at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi.   Read More ...
Cybercriminals create more malicious files
2017-12-14 20:00:50 The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5 per cent higher than the previous year, records show.   Read More ...
Uchumi targets Sh3bn land sale to boost comeback
2017-12-14 20:00:48 Proceeds from the land sale will be used to settle part of the retail chain’s huge debts, including money owed to suppliers and landlords.   Read More ...
Safaricom launches digital TV decoders with new apps
2017-12-14 20:00:45 Telecoms firm Safaricom #ticker:SCOM has relaunched its Internet-enabled digital TV decoders in the market a year after it suspended sales to address technical malfunctions.   Read More ...
Domestic air ticket prices rise ahead of Christmas season
2017-12-14 20:00:42 The price of domestic flight tickets is rising ahead of the festive season with bookings going up just days to Christmas.   Read More ...
New York coffee price fall hurts local auction
2017-12-14 20:00:40 The value of the Kenyan coffee at the auction declined 10 per cent during this week’s trading following a sharp drop in prices at the New York Exchange.   Read More ...
Strategic reserve for grain targets four million bags
2017-12-14 20:00:34 Kenya will raise the number of bags at the Strategic Food Reserve (SFR) to four million, half of it through imports, next year.   Read More ...
Widow, 77, suffers in crumbled grass-thatched hut
2017-12-14 19:43:52 A 77-year-old widow from Nang’oma village in Matayos subcounty has been living in a crumbled grass-thatched hut that collapsed in March. Leonida Ajiambo is crying out for help from well-wishers. She has to crawl to get into or out of the hut. Pastor Phaustine Ogolla of the Embassy Christian Church has bought five iron sheets, but appeals for well-wishers to help so Ajiambo can have a decent house   Read More ...
Betting breaks our marriages – boda bodas
2017-12-14 19:43:48 Gambling dens are destroying marriages in Thika town, boda boda operators complained yesterday. They have urged the area administration to crack down on them. The operators said their spouses gamble away the money the husbands leave in the house for food. Some said gambling has led to frequent fights, which in the long run cause breakups. “We are tired of these gaming machines   Read More ...
Accidents ‘claim more Kenyans than malaria’
2017-12-14 19:08:01 World Health Organisation representative Rudi Eggers with head of Non-Communicable Diseases division at the Ministry of Health Joseph Kibachio, his Inter-Governmental Relations counterpart Patrick Amoth and Red Cross health advisor Sylvia Khamati during the launch of the report in Nairobi yesterday. PHOTO: SAMUEL KARIUKI Robin Obino @obinorobin. Injuries sustained from road carnage and other accidents are the major cause of most deaths in the country, a Health ministry report says   Read More ...
Nyong’o here to stay, wait your turn in 2022, Wanga tells Outa
2017-12-14 19:07:54 Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o’s political adviser Abala Wanga has accused Senator Fred Outa of playing politics by making ‘nonexistent corruption allegations’ against the current administration. This follows Outa’s allegations against county secretary Olang’o Onudi and Wanga, the former director of administration, concerning the award of Sh200 million road tenders without proper procedure. But in a press conference yesterday, Wanga accused Outa of spreading lies to tarnish the administration’s name   Read More ...
NSE corrects on profi t taking
2017-12-14 19:07:50 The US was expected to raise the Fed Funds rate a quarter point yesternight to between 1.25 and 1.50 per cent, which will be its third hike of the year and fifth since the financial crisis. A stunning political upset makes Jones the first Democratic Senator from Alabama in a quarter of a century and will trim the Republicans’ majority to just 51-49, meaning it could be harder for Trump to advance his policy agenda   Read More ...
Embu residents warned against setting robbery suspects on fire
2017-12-14 18:44:04 Embu county commissioner Esther Maina has condemned rampant incidents of burning suspects alive. She said those doing so will be prosecuted. Maina and Manyatta MP John Muchiri expressed anger at residents whom they say have formed a habit of setting suspects on fire. They asked residents to be handing over suspects to the police who will investigate. Maina said lately, residents arrest suspects and burn them   Read More ...
Forget defectors, look for merit
2017-12-14 18:44:01 Partisans, apologists, and sycophants are hovering around State House and the Office of the Deputy President looking for their pound of flesh. The lobbying for political appointments has hit a seasonal high. The debt collectors are anxious; they are irritable; they are agitated; and they are running out of time, and perhaps luck as well. They realise political debt collection is not easy, especially when the promise was not a binding contract   Read More ...
Stars qualify for CECAFA cup finals
2017-12-14 18:10:42 National soccer team Harambee stars Thursday enhanced their chances of reclaiming the CECAFA, Senior challenge cup title they last won in 2013.   Read More ...
Chaos as KNUT members demand Sossion’s resignation
2017-12-14 18:10:37 The Kenya National Union of Teachers – KNUT- annual delegates’ conference in Mombasa was thrown into disarray after a section of the delegates demanded the immediate resignation of Secretary General Wilson Sossion, who is also a nominated member of parliament. Police had to intervene to pacify the chaotic scene which degenerated into fist fight. Sossion has snubbed an order by labour cabinet secretary Phyllis Kandie to relinquish his position at the giant teacher’s union and concentrate on his legislative duties   Read More ...
NTSA, KeNHA put drivers on notice after December accidents kill 150
2017-12-14 18:09:47 than 150 people have died in separate road accidents across the country in December alone, concerned authorities said on Thursday. This was revealed in a joint statement by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett, NTSA director general Francis Meja and KeNHA's Peter Mundinia. They raised a red flag over increased number of accidents on Kenyan roads saying there are short and long term plans to curb the same   Read More ...
Kisumu resident petitions CS Wamalwa over water board director's academic papers
2017-12-14 18:09:42 A Kisumu resident wants investigations conducted into the academic qualification of a director at the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board. In a letter to Water CS Eugene Wamalwa, George Ochieng Ayoma argues that George Ayugi is holding a public office without meeting basic necessary qualifications. He argues that this has impaired the board's ability to perform its function adding that he took it upon himself to find out whether senior directors and members of the secretariat are qualified and competent to occupy the offices they hold   Read More ...
Harambee Stars hammer Burundi 1-0 to clinch spot in Cecafa finals
2017-12-14 18:09:38 Harambee Stars have made their way to the finals in the ongoing Cecafa competition. This was after edging out a stubborn Burundi side 1-0 in a semi-final match at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu on Thursday afternoon. Whyvonne Isuza’s extra-time goal was enough to send the hosts to the final of the tournament and will now face the winner between champions Uganda and Zanzibar   Read More ...