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  • Rachael Shebesh husband in hospital after shooting himself while cocking his pistol

    November 1, 2017 10:46 AM 159

    Police are investigating an incident in which a licensed gun holder claims he shot himself in the leg during a safety precaution routine in his house along Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani area in Nairobi. The husband to former Nairobi Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh is said to have shot himself in their house on Tuesday night. Mr Frank Ambundo Shebesh

  • IEBC dismisses 3.5 million votes claimed by NASA

    November 1, 2017 10:32 AM 157

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has moved to clear doubts over voters’ data during the just concluded repeat presidential election. According to the data, 5.5 million voters were identified electronically, another 428,043 had their documents searched to prove their eligibility in the exercise while a further 1.6 million were identified

  • My Mao suits are custom made on order from Hong Kong- Lawyer PLO

    November 1, 2017 10:21 AM 179

    One of Kenya's finest legal minds spoke to The Nairobian. His office has the pictures of the most influential people in his life: Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Julius Nyerere. Is your admiration of Congolese freedom fighter Patrice Lumumba the source of your name? Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is my name. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active

  • Latest update on Lake Nakuru chopper crash search mission

    November 1, 2017 9:45 AM 381

    The search and recovery operation into the Lake Nakuru chopper crash which occurred on Thursday, October 21 is still ongoing, about two weeks since the incident occurred. No other bodies have been recovered since those of Captain Apollo Malowa and Anthony Kipyego were recovered on October 23. The National Disaster Operation Center (NDOC), in a statement

  • Kilifi MP defends push for secession

    November 1, 2017 9:43 AM 181

    Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has defended his push for Coast secession, saying it is not meant to divide locals. In an interview on Wednesday, the ODM legislator refuted claims by Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu that he was dividing Kilifi people with his call for secession. He said the county is more united under Governor Amason Kingi than before

  • TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

    November 1, 2017 8:24 AM 172

    If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated

  • Liberia's Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

    November 1, 2017 7:49 AM 153

    Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party challenged the results of last month’s vote, which set up a Nov. 7 run-off between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President

  • Seven Nairobi City askaris charged for robbery with violence while on duty

    November 1, 2017 7:39 AM 143

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Seven Nairobi County askaris were Tuesday charged with robbery with violence after their arrest on Sunday. They were also accused of using crude weapons to harass and extort money from traders during their daily operations. John Muchoki, Maurice Mwonga, David Mwangi and wabobwa Maruti were accused of having robbed Mohammed Bashir Saney

  • Senior Judiciary official says beefed-up security request rejected even as judge’s bodyguard shot

    November 1, 2017 7:25 AM 145

    The Government denied a request by Supreme Court judges for extra security after one of their bodyguards was shot, preventing them from holding a hearing that could have delayed last week’s presidential election, a senior judicial source said on Tuesday. The court has been center stage since it annulled an Aug. 8 vote won by President Uhuru Kenyatta

  • Cheaper fares for Nairobi City residents as Madaraka Express begins inter-county train service

    November 1, 2017 7:18 AM 136

    Inter-County train service begins today (November 1), and will see Madaraka Express make stops at seven county stations between Nairobi and Mombasa. NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi City residents travelling to neighbouring counties are set to enjoy cheaper fares after the launch of the inter-county train service today (Wednesday). On Monday, the Kenya Railway