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  • Kajiado county government repossesses land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority

    October 31, 2017 9:14 PM 38

    The county government has repossessed land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority (Tarda) following expiry of its lease. At least 100 county askaris led by Lands executive Hamilton Parseina and his Agriculture counterpart Moses ole Narok, moved to the farm in Emali, along the Kajiado Makueni border, and secured it in an operation that took two hours

  • Results for this year’s KCPE could be announced this month

    October 31, 2017 9:05 PM 45

    The results for this year’ Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination could be announced this month, the Kenya National Examinations Council has said. George Magoha, the chairman of the council, said Knec had procured 20 machines at a cost of Sh100 million to enhance marking of scripts. According to Prof Magoha, acquisition of the automated Optical

  • IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers

    October 31, 2017 9:05 PM 43

    The electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta president-elect after polling 7,483,895 votes

  • Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

    October 31, 2017 9:05 PM 43

    History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent

  • Bishop Korir was our pillar, says kin

    October 31, 2017 9:04 PM 38

    Many described him as a consummate peace crusader who went out of his way to ensure cohesion and unity among different communities across the country. The prelate’s family members, who travelled from their ancestral home in Bomet to Eldoret after his sudden death on Monday morning, said they lack words to describe the loss of a man who had dedicated

  • Jubilee MPs slam opposition over fresh calls for demos

    October 31, 2017 9:04 PM 46

    Jubilee Party leaders have criticised Opposition leader Raila Odinga's call for street protests by National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters, saying actions that could trigger violence should be avoided. Raila, who spoke on Tuesday for the first time since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president-elect after last Thursday's repeat election, said his supporters

  • 52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificate

    October 31, 2017 8:18 PM 51

    As the head of his Yahweh Restoration Assembly church, Rev John Rutere Mugo is a financially stable and respected community leader in his Gikuuri village in Embu County. The counsel of the 52-year-old father of two is frequently sought and revered by the worshippers and the community in general. But the man who dropped out of school in Standard Six 32 years

  • Gabrielle Maina’s husband has been released from custody

    October 31, 2017 7:53 PM 44

    THERE has been a shock development in the case of Gabrielle Maina, an Australian teacher and mother-of-two, gunned down in Kenya. Cyrus Bernard Maina Njuguna and his cousin John Njuguna Waithira were arrested in connection with Gabrielle Maina’s murder in the capital of Nairobi on October 24. But they were released without charge overnight by a magistrate

  • Yemen Cholera Outbreak Update: Oct 31st, 2017

    October 31, 2017 7:20 PM 57

    Yemen is facing a acute and fast spreading cholera outbreak that threatens to worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the country. The lack of a functioning health system and limited access to safe water and hygiene posses a threat to effectively controlling the spread of the disease. 18.9 Million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance

  • Champions League Matchday 4 LIVE: Roma-Chelsea Headlines Rematches

    October 31, 2017 6:30 PM 56

    The UEFA Champions League begins to hit the home stretch of the group stage on Tuesday, with a rematch of all of Matchday 3's games taking place to kick off Matchday 4 as clubs look to separate from the pack and book their places in the knockout face. Chelsea and Roma played to a riveting 3-3 draw in London, and they'll go at it again in the Italian