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  • Lecturers’ in crisis meeting over impending strike

    November 1, 2017 10:51 AM 52

    Officials of the University’s Academic Staff Union (UASU) are currently held up in a closed door meeting to deliberate on the way forward following their move to call for a nationwide strike in all public universities over delayed implementation of the 2014/2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The lecturers are accusing the government of being non-committal

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

    November 1, 2017 10:46 AM 59

    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 61

    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

  • Latest update on Lake Nakuru chopper crash search mission

    November 1, 2017 9:45 AM 194

    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 68

    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

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

    November 1, 2017 7:39 AM 55

    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 47

    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 55

    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

  • IEBC opens its servers and logs

    November 1, 2017 6:21 AM 58

    The electoral agency on Tuesday allowed presidential candidates, their agents and election observers to access servers and logs used in the October 26 repeat poll. The access was only granted to parties who requested for information on election. Access to servers and logs of people who accessed them were critical in the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s

  • Ezakiel Mutua: Government 'unapologetic' in protecting children

    November 1, 2017 5:59 AM 49

    NAIROBI, KENYA: The authorities have banned a show on Disney channel from airing in Kenya, citing the introduction of a gay character for its second season. The Disney Channel made history recently after it introduced a gay storyline to its popular show, Andi Mack, for its second season. In the show, 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman comes out as gay and confesses